Indulge a Holiday Craving

Crave toys came into our world several years back with their high end body safe duo motor Duet toy, but have more recently expanded their line to include a range of ingenious strategic designer toys like their oral-sex enhancing Vesper or their industrial strength rechargeable Crave Bullet. All body safe, eco-sex friendly and guaranteed to last! What better gift to give than the gifts of pleasure?

Real Vibration Review

This review is for the Marc Dorcel 8.5″ Real Vibration Vibrator

The RealVibe is a real good deal that is right on the money

The RealVibe -right on the money

The Real Vibrations M is a great bang for your buck at a mere $39.99. It’s a quiet and unassuming toy, with a simple design and only two buttons. The controls are easy to work and there are seven different speed settings; I worried that it would not be very powerful, but was pleasantly surprised by how strong the vibe settings got. While the design is not as ‘realistic’ as the company claims, once inserted it hardly matters. At a significant 8.7 inch length and 1.5 inch diameter, I felt my ‘size queen’ tendencies fairly well indulged without me feeling completely stuffed.

The toy runs on two AA batteries, so vibrator users should double-check that they have a size up from their standard AAAs. The material is a great soft-touch silicone, so it doesn’t pick up much lint from being hidden in my sock drawer. It comes in hot pink or a caramel-y, fleshy tone, which is a slight draw-back (I wish there were more color options, like black or blue), but again, once inserted it hardly makes a difference.

All in all, a very worthwhile buy. 10/10 would recommend.

–Violet

Vac U Lock is Here!

Sexploratorium is now carrying Vac-U-Lock products that are compatible with our sex machines!

We currently have a limited range in stock…don’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask! We may be able to order it, but remember that we only stock soft insertables that are made of non-allergenic silicone.

DeTails Trunk Show & Weekend with Bo Blaze

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Make sure to visit Sexploratorium this Friday and Saturday to shop from an extended collection of impact toys from DetailsToys as well as three classes with Bo Blaze as part of Passion 101 Classes

Please RSVP on Facebook for  Friday Pop-up Shop and Saturday Pop-up Shop

On Fetlife: Make sure to RSVP for the Trunk Show as well as
50 Shades of Curious: BDSM for Beginners- Friday
The DeTails of Flogging-Saturday
Accepting the Demon Within – Saturday

 
We hope to see you in the shop this weekend!

Sexual Healing: Accessibility & Ergonomic Design

Our current #sexploratoriumwellness topic relates to sex and mobility. We have already introduced  basic categories of items we are recommending for enhanced accessibility: Extended reach, remote control, ergonomic design and positioningLast week, we introduced recommendations for toys that could help extend the reach or provide remote control to allow people with limited mobility to provide pleasure to themselves or partner(s).

This week, we look at the design of specific hands-on pleasure tools that were made to provide ease of grip and control for people who might have trouble holding onto or changing settings on vibrators and other toys.

People with limited mobility can experience difficulty holding onto and  controlling sex toys that are designed for the general population. Old fashioned dildos and vibrators for example, were made of (sometimes toxic) soft rubber materials to look like penises, but did not consider durability or ergonomic design. Often quite plain with difficult to change battery power and breakable dials, these toys were made as disposable items to throw away once used.  Luckily, sexual pleasure product design has come a long way in recent years,  and new generations of options for ergonomically enhanced control and grip now exist that simply did not exist in previous decades.

The Center for sexual Pleasure and Health recommends the following products that have ergonomic design and controls friendly to those with limited finger and hand movement.

 

Sensuelle Impulse (rechargeable silicone insertable toy with deep vibration and ergonomic handle for easier control with reduced hand stress recommended not just for accessibility and mobility enhancement but also for resolution of orgasmic difficulties and for the management of symptoms associated with cancer, chemo, diabetes, arthritis and fibromyalgia). Tantus Echo w/ Handle (non- vibrating insertable silicone dildo with ergonomic grip-handle also recommended for accessibility, mobility, and management of symptoms related to cancer and chemo)

In addition to these CSPH recommendations, Sexploratorium recommends the following ergonomic pleasure tools :

For External Stimulation:

 

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Sexploratorium recommends many good internal vibrating pleasure tools, but in terms of ergonomic controls and body friendly materials, Fun Factory  makes some of our favorites. One of the innovative groups of Fun Factory motor toys are known as known as  Stronic, Available in a few good shapes the thrusting motions of these toys provide a uniquely primal penetrative sensation. Add to that the ergonomic controls and the ability to recharge  and there is a recipe for multiple types of pleasure that are different from any others that we sell.

For more subtle vibrating penetration, non vibrating toys can be harnessed to a vibrator using the   Strap Cap harness can attach any toy to a wand style vibrator.  Also, the SpareParts LaPalma harness (while they can still be ordered) adds an expanded definition of handiwork.

 

For Cleanup
Many people do not want to do the clean up chore after sex, which is why condoms and  baby wipes are commonly kept in night stands. For people with limited mobility, this chore is made more difficult, which is why we were tickled to find the Dorr UV toy sanitizer, a simple, low-labor way to clean toys without making a chore of it.

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Attn: Educators and Care-providers: If you would like to present your research as part of this column (in a guest column or cross-post), as a guest presenter to other providers, or in a public workshop through our Passion 101 Classes, please email us.

#SexploratoriumWellness  Join the conversation! What topics, products, problems or solutions would you like to see discussed in this column? What do you think of our mission and format? When you provide suggestions, ideas or feedback here or using the #SexploratoriumWellness  hashtag on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win one of the products recommended in a specific series topic. Winners for a prior topic  will be announced as we introduce the next topic.

Next Week: We will continue to recommend products for people with mobility challenges, with a focus on Positioning.

Sexual Healing: Sex, Access, & Reachability

Numerous products exist for improving the reach of those with physical limitations, allowing remote contact to eliminate reach limitations, positioning aids to increase accessibility of specific body parts and reduce the strain of holding a position and ergonomically designed toys to provide pleasure without undue strain.

Our first Sexual Healing topic is Mobility. Last week we introduced some of the issues, and this week’s column focuses on remote contact and reach.

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People with mobility limitations report that one of the primary challenges they face when attempting to provide themselves or a partner with sexual pleasure was difficulty reaching their own or their partner’s body. In situations where one partner has greater mobility than another some of these difficulties can be compensated for, but even in those situations, movements caused by sexual excitement and orgasm can limit such compensation. Difficulties compound if multiple partners have mobility limits and must rely on special transport devices, prosthetic limbs, and furniture for mobility.

Many people who face mobility challenges rely on electronics and remote controls for everyday purposes including cooking and watching television. Luckily in recent years, sexual products have improved remote control technology of sex toys from barely functional products with short shelf lives that were all controlled on a single radio channel to a variety of high-tech appliances that can be controlled individually via remote control or cell phone blue tooth connection.

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We-vibe 4 Plus  is hands down Sexploratorium’s most highly recommended remote toy for versatile dual action internal and external stimulation that can be used during intercourse and controlled via Bluetooth from anywhere in the world. It is recommended by CSPH for treatment of orgasmic difficulties as well as for prostate and g-spot stimulation, treatment of pelvic pain, gender affirming genital and /or anal stimulation, mobility, accessibility, diabetes and chronic pain and by Sexploratorium for a variety of psychological and physical possiblities including fetish and fantasy scenarios, prostate and anal stimulation and more. The newly released We-Vibe Sync is another viable option for these uses.

Additionally, we have recommended (in addition to We-Vibe 4 Plus)  the remote controlled Sensuelle Point  as well as electromuscle stimulators like the TENS and Mystim controllers with electrodes.

Sexual pleasure products need not have wireless remote controls to extend reach beyond any body’s individual limitations. Other products have been developed using body-safe materials that allow for the extension of reach using handles and adapters, and harnesses that can attach sexual enhancement devices to virtually any inanimate object including household furniture, pillows, and walls.

Harnesses and straps are key ingredients for reaching and accessing places (and parts of people) that cannot always easily be reached with one’s body. Is it any wonder that people whose mobility has been limited find unique uses for such tools?  CSPH recommends the vegan-friendly Sportsheets  Neoprene Thigh Harness in particular as a tool for extending mobility and access. Sexploratorium recommends  experimentation with all velcro, snap, or buckle closure harnesses as attaching adapters for plugging and pleasuring, but specifically Aslan Jaguar harness which can quickly and easily be adjusted and buckled around a chair or a body for solo or partner play.

In terms of penetration- ready harness compatible items that advance mobility, suction cups are an important ingredient. CSPH recommends the Tantus Suction Cup Toy Mount, which can connect non-pourous surfaces (like hard plastic furniture, tile or showers/ baths) to any bullet-powered vibrating dildo . Handles are an additional feature that add reach and convenience to connecting with another body.

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All of these items can extend a persons reach to their own or their partner(s)’s body(ies) for the purpose of creating pleasurable sexual sensation.

Next week’s column will focus on toys that are ergonomically designed specifically for hands-on stimulation.

Attn: Educators and Care-providers: If you would like to present your research as part of this column (in a guest column or cross-post), as a guest presenter to other providers, or in a public workshop through our Passion 101 Classes, please email us.

#SexploratoriumWellness  Join the conversation! What topics, products, problems or solutions would you like to see discussed in this column? What do you think of our mission and format? When you provide suggestions, ideas or feedback here or using the #SexploratoriumWellness  hashtag on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you will be automatically entered into a raffle to win one of the products recommended in a specific series topic. Winners for a prior topic  will be announced as we introduce the next topic.