The Pitfall of Cheap Thrills

Super-cheap sex toys are often not the bargains they appear to be.

Can you spot the fake? It's not always so obvious...

Can you spot the fake? It's not always so obvious...

Sex toys can often be found deeply discounted from online sellers on sites like Amazon and eBay. High-end toys from Lelo and many other luxury brands can be found on offer for a fraction of their MSRP. The problem? They're pretty much all fakes.

Besides the obvious problems of this cheap merchandise being poorly made, short lived and not covered by warranties, knockoff products can pose a real physical risk to their users.

EJ Dickson from DailyDot:

The sex toy counterfeiting predominantly takes place offshore, mostly in China, where manufacturers are not held to the same production standards as sex toy makers in the U.S. This leads sex toy counterfeiters to substitute materials in their products with potentially unsafe chemicals like melamine, a chemical that is approved by the FDA for manufacturing purposes, but not for human consumption.

How does one avoid getting stiffed with a fake? Buy from a reputable seller and be wary of discounts that look too good to be true (most of them are).

See source link below for the full article.

Why Bigger is Not Always Better

Penis size: a little delusion goes a long way

Penis size: a little delusion goes a long way

Funny story: NASA had to change the labels on the sleeves male astronauts use to cover their members while urinating, because too many of them were grabbing the LARGE when what they needed was a MEDIUM or SMALL. And they were getting pee all over the spaceship. 

The solution? Change the labels to LARGE, GIGANTIC and HUMONGOUS. Funny, but also a little sad.

Men (even ones smart enough to be astronauts) are notoriously hung up on how hung they are - but should they be? Sexperts EJ Dickson and Nico Lang from the Daily Dot have at least seven reasons why the answer is no.

Read the full piece on dailydot.com (source link below).

Quick Tip: Hybrid Lubes

Maybe you can have it all! Hybrid lubricants combine the best of silicone and water-based formulas producing super-slick, long lasting products that are non-staining and easy to clean up.

Though still not quite as slick as pure silicone, hybrid products are a definite step up from water-based lubes. A few things to keep in mind: unlike pure silicone, hybrids are not water-proof, so for bath tub sex, silicone is still the way to go; and like silicone, hybrid products should not be used with toys made from silicone.

Hybrid brands you might try: Jo Hybrid, Wet Synergy, Encounter Silk

Buying a Vibrator

Buying a Vibrator

Looking for Mr. Right? With hundreds of different vibrators out there in dozens of different shapes and sizes, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, but shopping for a sex toy should be fun!

Vibrators have come a long way since their invention over a hundred years ago; and today's toys offer ways to get you off faster, better and in greater style than ever. All you need to find the perfect one for YOU is an open mind and a little know-how. So let's dive in girlfriend!

Drop the Soap: Why You Need a Toy Cleaner

Toy cleaner? Yep. Look, you wouldn't wash your car with the same stuff you use to scour the sink would you? Or take a bath in dish washing liquid? So why would you use hand soap to clean your sex toys?

Cleaners are specially formulated for use on different surfaces, from glass, to granite, to the delicate skin of your face, and toy cleaners are no exception. Made to gently and effectively clean all kinds of toy materials, a toy cleaner should be part of any well stocked toy box.