The Bonds That Tie

A little restraint goes a long way.

12 Days of XXXmas

It’s the naughtiest time of year! Once again, SEXPLORATORIUM will be giving away 1 free gift to 1 lucky *customer each day for the 12 days leading up to XXX-MAS!

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With quality brands like Liberator, Tantus and Vixen toys to choose from, each lucky customer can take home a prize worth up to $249.99

Starting Sunday December 13th,  the 12th customer will win a free gift (choose from either general sexuality or BDSM item)!

On Monday the 14th, the 11th in-store customer will win a free gift. Tuesday the 15th, the 10th customer will win and so on until the first purchase on XXX-Mas Eve (note that we will close at 6pm on December 24)!

The sooner you come in, the more prizes you’ll have to choose from!

Besides this awesome contest, what other Holiday cheer is Sexploratorium whipping up?  There is our in- store layaway sale where customers will receive 20% off any remaining balances when they pick up their layaways or special order items by XXXmas eve. SEXPLORATORIUM also provide free gift packaging and gift receipts (that detail our warranties, etc) with each purchase while supplies last. SEXPLORATORIUM  Online will feature  flash 50%off sales of in-stock items via our social networks each day, so make sure to keep an eye on the Sexploratorium Facebook page and Sexploratorium Twitter

 

Halloween Trick or Treat Contest

It’s that time of year again- ’tis the season for TRICK or TREAT!
Sexploratorium knows that  trick-or-treating does not stop when you’re a grownup! Adults simply move on to different tricks and treats!
We wanna hear about the sweet things you’ve been up to…and give you something sweet in return! Here’s how you can TRICK or TREAT your way to delicious prizes!
TRICK: Share a sexy trick you learned during a Passion 101 Class

TREAT: Tell us about the best sex toy you were ever treated to!

 3 sentences maximum, no photos.
Enter in store: drop a 3×5 card in our raffle box with your 1-3 sentence entry and your contact information!

Online: Email sexploratoriumbuyer@gmail.com or post to the Sexploratorium Facebook Page or  leave a comment on THIS blog post!

TRICK WINNER receives a coupon good for (2) Passion 101 Class Tickets

TREAT WINNER receives a $50 gift certificate to Sexploratorium

Contest ends 11:59pm Tuesday November 5th and winners will be selected and contacted on November 10th.trick-or-treating1

*Be sure to include your contact information (Name/Handle, Email Address, Phone number Zip Code) with your entry.  One entry per participant, please. Entries with photos will be disqualified.

Belle of the Rope

One of the most popular and well-loved instructors in our Passion 101 Sex Education program is an amazing rope artist named Belle. Students and staff alike love working with Belle for her interactive educational methods and rope rigging skills. Belle teaches 1-2 classes each month at Sexploratorium in addition to working full time and attending rope and bdsm events locally and nationally. We caught up with Belle at a rare moment of respite to get the inside scoop on this amazing presenter and all around cool person!

Who are you? What makes you a unique educator? What is your profession/lifestyle background? I’m Belle-. I’m primarily a rigger publicly but privately, I’m mostly submissive. The thing that makes me unique as an educator is that I have a background in formal education. I’ve studied not only rope and how to tie but also how to teach. This allows me to really give unique classes. I also have the unique combination of being a rope bottom, rope top, and someone who self ties. I have studied rope from all of these perspectives and it gives me unique insight into how rope works.

How did you first become introduced to and interested in rope? Were there any setbacks/ problems in your practice that affect how you teach? I was introduced to rope by my first kink partner. He tied me and I was instantly in love. I have developed over the past 5 years from that experience into the person that I am today. I have had a decent number of setbacks. One of the hardest things to deal with is my lack of desire for pain. Rope tends to hurt and as a bottom, not enjoying pain can make enjoying rope a very difficult thing to do. I also have gone through phases of trying to use styles of tying that just aren’t suited to me. This has affected how I teach because I have experienced many of the problems that people run in to and can help guide them around these issues.

How and why did you end up teaching rope? I started out teaching rope when my partner and I, along with two friends started a Rope Bite chapter in our hometown. There was a serious lack of quality rope education and places to practice, experiment, and share new ideas. We decided to start filling this void and found that we loved doing it. I have been presenting as a rigger for nearly two years now.
How many times hove you presented these classes before? Feedback? Testimonials? The series that I’m currently presenting is a new set of classes for me. I change up lessons and classes extremely frequently in order to fine tune what I’m teaching to the population of people that I’m teaching. As such, it is rare that I teach the same class more than once or twice before it gets an overhaul.

Who is your primary audience? Anyone that has a serious interest in learning to use rope in their lives. The current series that I’m doing is designed for people that wish to learn to use rope as more than a tool in the bedroom and more as a tool for creating an experience on it own. That said, all of the information in the classes is applicable to many different types of play.

Which are your preferred teaching methods and/ or techniques? Rope is a kinesthetic activity, as such, I try to teach as many of my classes as hands-on classes as I can possibly do. However, I never mind people sitting back and watching if they feel that they can learn better that way.

Belle is in the final three chapters of an 8 part monthly series at Sexploratorium that is tailored to prepare students for suspension bondage. She also regularly teaches on other rope topics every few weeks such as the upcoming Rope 101 Class on Thursday, July 24. To hire Belle for private instruction, or to see a full schedule of upcoming classes, visit www.passion101classes.com

12 Days of XXX-Mas!

It’s the naughtiest time of year! Once again, SEXPLORATORIUM will be giving away 1 free gift to 1 lucky *customer each day for the 12 days leading up to XXX-MAS!

*Purchase required

 

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Starting Saturday December 13th,  the 12th customer will win a free gift (choose from either general sexuality or BDSM item)!

On Sunday the 14th, the 11th customer will win a free gift. Monday the 15th, the 10th customer will win and so on until the first purchase on XXX-Mas Eve!

The sooner you come in, the more prizes you’ll have to choose from!

Stop  into SEXPLORATORIUM to see if it’s your lucky day!

 

HOT December Passion 101 Classes for Wintry Appetites!

Complete Class Details & Tickets CLICK HERE!

Friday December 5th at 7:00 pm
Erotic Anal Play with Kali Morgan

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It’s getting HOT this winter. Check out Echo’s Fireplay Intensive and other sizzling sexuality  workshops at Sexploratorium

Sunday December 7th from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

Special Pricing: $50 advance $70 day of classes, in store
Fire Manipulation 101:
Fundamentals, 12:30-2:30 pm
Fire Manipulation 201: Practice Makes Perfect, 3:00-5:00 pm
Fire Play/Fire Massage 301
The Sensual/Therapeutic Flame, 5:30-7:30 pm

Friday, December 12th at 7:00 pm Kink it up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike (aka Stephanie)

Monday December 15th at 6:00 pm
Campfire Stories: Kink Edition Erotic Storytelling with Mistress Zeneca


Friday, December 19th at 7:00 pm
Corsets for Fashion and Function
 with Tahnee

Saturday, December 20th at 7:00 pm
Needleplay 101 with Thain
Basic safety protocol and techniques.

Sunday, December 21st at 3:00 pm Needleplay 102 with Thain Beyond the basics with creative application

The Private vs. Public Halloween Party

Halloween seems like natural time to explore fantasies with a partner-  a season where cold weather, long nights and an American Holiday widely celebrated as an opportunity to disregard social taboos combine to create a portal to the dark imaginings of the human psyche. We came up with a list of suggestions to help you “dress up” your body and your sex life, or undress after or instead of transforming into a costumed creature of the night.

Secret Toy Suprise. Why not wear a remote-controlled toy like the rechargeable Lelo models underneath your costume during parties or even without a costume out to dinner?

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Explore Exhibitionism Once the kids have collected candy, grown-ups can party in any number of adult venues like bars, nightclubs and even sex clubs. On Halloween, you can pretty much do what you like (with the consent of partners, when it comes to activities). Try these experiences–

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Naughtier than naked.  Bondage tape and vet wrap (and even colored saran/pallet wraps or duct tapes) can be used as surrogate clothing with a little extra bondage appeal.

Erotic Art- Most jurisdictions in the USA require that genitals and nipples be clothed, but “clothing” is up to interpretation. Liquid Latex gives the appearance of clothing on a body that might otherwise be bare.Liquid latex body paint is a great way to decorate your lover’s body or to paint on surrogate clothing and parade them around in public

Dayglow Haze- This kit features blacklight reactive body paint to make (female) nipples street/ nightclub legal or to play with at home!

Dayglow Haze- This kit features blacklight reactive body paint to make (female) nipples street/ nightclub legal or to play with at home!

Explore  roleplay. Exploring basic roles like Dominant/ submissive (D/s) and Bondage and Discipline (B&D) can be done without shame on Halloween. If you are curious about playing romantic characters or improvising with power dynamics, Halloween is a time where folks by leashes, riding crops and gimp masks (hoods) by the dozen so that they can strut their kinky alter egos at parties and out on the street.

Extreme roleplay is not taboo during Halloween season. If you have fantasized about being an animal, a child (or even a baby), a straitjacketed hospital patient, shackled servant or other wild fantasy, each autumn brings you another chance to go over the top in public or in private! Tail plugs like the waggly puppy tail, or the sexy fox (matching ear barrettes available) can add to any character you like, as well as “littles” (child roleplay) like adult size diapers and ruffled plastic pants. 

‘Tis the season, to Sexplore– go forth and find pleasure!

What is your favorite sex toy trick? What toy has become your favorite sex toy treat? Share your secrets in our TRICKS OR TREAT Contest- What is the hottest, most pleasurable, orgasmic or kinkiest trick you have learned using any of the quality sexuality products and brands sold at Sexploratorium? What is the nicest toy that we sell that has ever been gifted to you and why? Write a 3-sentence TRICK or TREAT and ENTER OUR CONTEST by submitting your favorite sex toy trick or treat! Just CLICK HERE to submit your entry via email, and while you are at it, post on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER! First place gets a $50 Gift Card to Sexploratorium, second place wins a PASSION 101 CLASS gift card!

REVIEW: Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps

The Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps are a set of two circular steel clamps, accented with faux diamonds on the ends of each miniature magnetized “handle”. They are cast in nice-quality steel and hand-polished to a glossy, almost mirror-like shine. The flared handle allow easy opening of the magnets. Simply pull them apart, press the circular ring around the nipple, capturing it between the bars, and slowly release.The portions that come into contact with the nipple feel smooth and seamless.

These and every other item in the Metal Worx line comes in a latching case that you can use to store your toys after use. Opening the case reveals the item(s) cradled in a sparkly, black foam nest. The foam is easily removable, making this case perfect for storing other items as well. Since purchasing these clamps, the box has now become the home for my three other sets of clamps…they fit perfectly!

I find these clamps to be absolutely beautiful.  They accent and frame the nipples wonderfully, with a little bit of sparkle and shine. From one gem to another, the clamps are just over 2″ wide, while the ring itself is 1″ in diameter. The two little magnetized bars that grip the nipple are 1/2″ long. If your nipples are any thicker than 1/2″ , these clamps may be fairly uncomfortable as the edges of the bars may dig in. People with nipples that are very small may also find these to be more intense. When the clamps have a larger surface area to press on, the sensation is distributed more. With small nipples, the pressure is concentrated. Since these are not adjustable, it is a good idea to take the size and sensitivity of your or your partner’s nipples into consideration.

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The designer says that “they won’t fall off when the action heats up”, but that depends on what action you’re referring to. For example, lying flat on your back will not put as much gravitational pull on the clamps as leaning forward will. Surprisingly however, they do stay on very well. With a lot of bouncing and jostling they may slip off bit by bit, which could be a more intense process (going back to that rule that says the smaller the surface area, the more concentrated the pressure!), but this is not necessarily a bad thing!

Cleanup is a breeze. Stainless steel is cool, nonporous, and easy to clean. They are waterproof and, obviously, latex- and phthalate-free, with no taste or odor to them –making them an ideal body-safe material for most people. A simple rinse with a mild soap and warm water will leave your clamps clean and shiny. Avoid abrasive cleansers to prevent scratching. While they could be sterilized with a 10% bleach solution spray,  it wouldn’t be recommended to boil them or run them through the dishwasher as the gems on the ends may detach.

-Jess D.

What is your favorite sex trick? What toy has become your favorite treat? Share your secrets in our TRICKS OR TREAT Contest- What is the hottest, most pleasurable, orgasmic or kinkiest trick you have learned using any of the quality sexuality products and brands sold at Sexploratorium? What is the nicest toy that we sell that has ever been gifted to you and why? Write a 3-sentence TRICK or TREAT and ENTER OUR CONTEST by submitting your favorite sex toy trick or treat! Just CLICK HERE to submit your entry via email, and while you are at it, post on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER! First place gets a $50 Gift Card to Sexploratorium, second place wins a PASSION 101 CLASS gift card!