CalExotics Inspire Silicone 5-piece Dilator Set

Vaginismus is a condition in which most or all types of vaginal penetration are painful or impossible due to involuntary muscle spasms and tension. Dilator sets are used in the treatment of the condition, by slowly inserting the smallest dilator and progressing gradually through the sizes until the largest dilator can be inserted comfortably. While one of the goals of dilator sets is to allow the user to experience pleasure through penetration, few sets are sexy or pleasurable at all and many are intimidating. When CalExotics introduced the Inspire Dilator Set, we at Sexploratorium were excited to get our hands on this product! Below you will find the details about this set from a sex toy and product reviewer named Emmeline Peaches. For the full review, scroll to the link at the bottom.

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This set comes with five silky smooth, silicone dilators. They come in a spectrum of pretty pale pinks, making them look less clinical and much more appealing than other dilator sets. The tapered shape and slight curve allows users to experiment with positions and pressure, while the looped handle provides control and ease of use.

The specifications of the set are as follows:
Dilator #1: 3 inch insertable length, 1.5 inch circumference
Dilator #2: 3.75 inch insertable length, 2.5 inch circumference
Dilator #3: 4.75 inch insertable length, 2.9 inch circumference
Dilator #4: 5.5 inch insertable length, 3.5 inch circumference
Dilator #5: 6.5 inch insertable length, 4.25 inch circumference

This dilator set really goes above and beyond as compared to other sets available on the market. The smooth silicone and the curve of these dilators matches that of many luxury silicone toys, unlike typical dilator sets that are straight and made of hard plastic. One of the many beneficial properties of silicone–and why it is used in the production of so many luxury dildos and vibrators–is that it warms up to body temperature, making it feel more natural for the user. It is also non-porous, phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, body-safe, and super easy to clean. Warm water and antibacterial soap is a simple way to clean them or 3-5 minutes in boiling water will sanitize them.

The only downside with this set is that, in order to reach the full girth of each dilator, it must be inserted to the full length as well. Conquering girth and length may be an added challenge that some users are not prepared for. On the other hand, it may make inserting other toys or a penis more achievable after reaching the full girth and length of the largest dilator. These are minor details to keep in mind for anyone interested in this particular set.

The Inspire Dilator set is recommended as a first dilator set for people with vaginismus because it focuses on not only recovery, but pleasure as well. This is also recommended for people interested in a curved dilator for increased comfort and/or G-spot pressure.

Below is the full review from Emmeline Peaches who suffered from vaginismus and recommends this set of vaginal dilators. After recovering from vaginismus, Emmeline happily stated that she is able to continue using the dilators–like sex toys–the material, shape, and ability to provide G-spot pressure allow them to provide pleasurable and even orgasmic experiences.

Extended Fall Hours

Philadelphia’s population grows each fall with thousands of college students arriving to study. Add to this the fact that in the USA, the Halloween holiday is celebrated widely by adults as an opportunity to flaunt all kinds of forbidden fantasy, and we have a perfect excuse to extend our store hours through Black Friday!

halloween-2016Now through November (or longer if there is demand) Sexploratorium’s Store Hours are:
Sunday through Tuesday 12-8pm
Wednesday through Saturday 12-10pm

This means that our phone hours are also extended for online customers and other queries, so make note that we can get in touch more frequently now!

The Museum of Screwy Sex Toys

This blog is about promoting safer sex and body-safe toys. But what about the toys that are actually really terrible, awkward, and creepy? If you’re bored and want to face-palm a lot, check out This is a blog created by Searah who works in Chicago at a sex shop called Early To Bed. She specializes in selling high quality products–but in that process–comes across a lot of not-so-great products that make her say WTF?! These products have earned their spots in the infamous Museum of Screwy Sex Toys. Enjoy!

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Coconut oil as lube?

Love coconut oil? We carry a coconut oil/water-based hybrid personal lubricant by Jo.

jo coconut oil lube

The smooth, creamy texture looks and feels natural, mimicking the body’s natural lubrication. The oil-based aspect of this lube allows it to last longer than a water-based alternative. Safe for toys and for water-play, you get the best of both worlds in terms of water-based and oil-based lubes. The only consideration to be made is that it is not safe to use with latex condoms.


So what about straight-up coconut oil?

coconut oil

Here are some bits about coconut oil from avid sex toy-reviewer Dangerous Lilly.

Coconut oil can be used as conditioner for hair, a cooking oil, massage oil, and yes–even personal lubricant! If you decide to use coconut oil as lube, be sure to get the unrefined, virgin, organic kind as opposed to the refined, bleached, and deodorized kind; most grocery stores have it. Also make sure to have a separate container for sex and another one for other uses so you’re not accidentally mixing bacteria between types of uses.

>It is compatible with polyurethane condoms such as Trojan Supra or nitrile condoms like FC2.
>Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.
>Great for moisturizing.
>Recommended for treating and preventing yeast infections.
>Works as a massage oil– body massage, genital massage, and sexual application all-in-one.
>Compatible with toys made of silicone, glass, metal, ceramic, etc. Not compatible with low-grade sex toy materials (that you probably shouldn’t be using anyway) such as TPR, TPE, jelly, rubber, latex, vinyl, PVC, etc.
>Applying coconut oil to a toy and the anus can help prevent the toy from retaining odors.
>A little goes a long way.
>It has a faint scent of coconuts which lots of people like and few people dislike; the taste is also subtle.

>Not compatible with latex or polyisoprene condoms.
>Can possibly clog pores on people who are susceptible to pore-clogging but this usually isn’t an issue.

Recommended for:
>People who get yeast infections easily.
>People who experience vaginal dryness.
>Anal sex– since this works well as a moisturizer, it helps the sensitive and thin tissues of the anus to be more elastic when stretching with larger insertables.
>People looking for natural plant-based lube options.

What is Bioshield 75?

We recently got toy storage bags called Sugar Saks which are infused with Bioshield 75 so here’s a short bit about what exactly what that means.

Basically, this is an antimicrobial technology that bonds to a surface and kills germs on contact. It inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi and other microorganisms on almost any surface. Unlike other disinfectants that may only last for a few minutes, Bioshield 75 can last for up to 90 days and sometimes longer.

How it works via science, according to
>The Germ Shield molecule bonds permanently to surface or textile via covalent bonds.
>The long molecular chain with lipid fats acts like a sword and forms a microscopic ‘bed of nails’ on the surface.
>Positively charged nitrogen attracts the microbes to the surface.
>The tiny swords pierce the cell membrane of microbe upon contact. The membrane is destroyed by electrically pulling ions out and denaturing proteins.
>The swords are not damaged and continue to shield the surface from germs, attracting, piercing and killing future microorganisms.

In conclusion, Bioshield 75 is a series of badass bacteria-fighting-microscopic swords.

What kind of Sliquid is right for you?

We have a million different kinds of Sliquid, what are the differences and which one is best for me?


Sliquid is great because they contain very few ingredients; you don’t have to worry about a bunch of unnecessary, irritating, added chemicals.

All of Sliquid’s water-based lubes start with their original naturals H2O formula: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. They are 100% vegan, water soluble and easy to clean up, glycerin and paraben free, hypoallergenic and non-toxic, non-staining, uniquely blended to enhance your body’s own natural lubrication, and pH balanced neutral. Some of the differences between each are listed below:

Naturals Sassy-
-Ultra thick water based gel
-Unflavored and unscented
-Recommended for: the thickness provides extra cushion, making this lube great for anal play

Naturals Swirl-
-Lightly flavored to enhance taste
-Sugar-free, sweetened with aspartame
-Lightly scented
-Six flavors: Cherry Vanilla, Green Apple Tart, Blue Raspberry, Pina Colada, Pink Lemonade, & Strawberry Pomegranate
-Customers are encouraged to send in flavor ideas on Sliquid’s website!

Naturals Satin-
-Infused with moisturizing Aloe, Vitamin E, and Carrageenan
-Safe to use daily, not just during sexual activity
-A little goes a long way
-Recommended for: people who experience regular or periodic dryness due to menopause, medication, etc.

Sliquid takes the most popular items from the Naturals line and infuses them with organic botanical extracts for their skin conditioning purposes.They are 100% vegan, water soluble and easy to clean up, glycerin and paraben free, hypoallergenic and non-toxic, non-staining, uniquely blended to enhance your body’s own natural lubrication, and pH balanced neutral.

Organics Natural-
-Base formula for the Organics line: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Aloe Barbadensis, Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Organic Extracts of Hibiscus, Flax, Green Tea & Sunflower Seed, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid
-Healing and soothing
-Water-based liquid
-Recommended for: Occasional vaginal dryness

Organics Natural Gel-
-Water-based gel
-Added double the amount of plant cellulose to create a thick, luxurious gel
-Recommended for: great for anal play

Organics Sensation-
-Water-based liquid
-Besides organic botanical extracts, also infused with food grade menthol
-Heightens sensitivity
-Goes on cool and warms with friction
-Recommended for: people looking to heighten sensitivity

Organics Silk-
-Water and silicone hybrid (12% silicone)
-Silky and creamy texture
-Longevity of a silicone lube
-Safe to use with toys
-Recommended for: people with sensitivities, great for massage, great for people who feel that water-based lubes dry out too quickly for them

Organics Oceanics-
-Infused with natural seaweed extracts such as carrageenan which is the most effective lubricant found in nature and may prevent spread of HPV.
-Wakame is a red algae often used for its tissue revitalizing properties, as well as being a natural source of vitamins A, B, C and E
-Nori is a green algae that is a great source of B vitamins and minerals, including Zinc, Iodine, Iron & Copper.
-Recommended for: beach bums!

Looking for a hands-free couples vibe?

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Eva is a hands-free silicone clitoral vibe that is held in place within the labia majora with little flexible silicone arms. It has three steady vibration speeds– low, medium, and high. It is built to stay in place during penetrative sex with a partner. It’s recommended not to put lube around the area where Eva is placed, so that it is less likely to slip out of place. A great position to use with this vibe is the Coital Alignment Technique (CAT) which is like missionary, but after inserting the penis, the person on top adjusts by moving the pelvis forward so that both people’s hips are aligned, allowing for bottom of the shaft of the penis to rub against the clit (or in this case, apply pressure to hold Eva in place over the clit).

Pros: strong vibrations, rechargeable, smooth and soft silicone, easy to turn on/off with only three speeds, cute as heck

Cons: May require a finger to hold in place while changing positions, not ideal for all sex positions, does not fit all body types, not waterproof

Alternate uses: try using with legs closed to hold it in place, use as an external vibe by fitting fingers under the flexible arms, use as a panty vibe by wearing in underwear

Recommended for: Someone who wants to try a hands-free vibe with a partner, someone who doesn’t care for a million vibration patterns, someone who likes a steady vibration, someone with larger or more prominent labia