Sunday, September 28, 2008

Online Adult Toy Survey Reveals The Most Popular Sex Toys

A recent online survey done by Best of adult toys .com polled 50 Canadian women between the ages of 25 - 75 (average age 34) to gain insight with their adult sex toy shopping experiences and preferences. The results were nothing but intriguing:

When asked "Have you ever purchased an adult toy / sex toy or novelty, and if so where?"

55.2% at a adult toy retail store
34.5% at an adult toy home party
10.3% at a tradeshow / event
0% online
0% said they've never purchased an adult toy
0% other

The fact that 0% of the women had not yet purchased an adult toy online was extemely surprising considering the adult toy industry is such a popular and ever-increasing market online. Canadian shoppers are still somewhat behind-the-times when it comes to online shopping compared to their American counter-parts. Adult novelties are big business in America, generating approximately 1.5 billion dollars in revenue in 2005, according to the AVN report. Millions of novelty items are sold in stores, through mail order and at home parties every year. In light of this information, the results of our next survey question did bring us hope for Canadian shoppers...

"Would you consider buying an adult sex toy or novelty online in the future?"

70.6% Yes
29.4% No

When asked from a comprehensive list of both male and female adult toys and novelties, "which products they would consider purchasing online for themselves or another?" the Top 3 products were:

#1 Vibrators
#2 Bath Products
#3 Massage Products
#4 Lubricants
#5 Kits for Lovers

"Vibrators" was certainly not a surprising answer for the number 1 product. According to the 2005 Durex Global Sex Survey, 43% of Americans own vibrators used for sexual enhancement. This percentage is likely very similar for Canadians. The following were the results polled from our survey of Canadian women:

"Have you ever bought a vibrator, and if so what type was the first vibrator you ever purchased?"

82.4% said "Yes" to buying a vibrator

47.1% said "it was a Rabbit or Dolphin Branch-style vibrator"
17.6% said "it was a smooth vibrator"
5.9% said "it was a bullet-style, egg or pocket-rocket vibrator"
5.9% said "it was a jelly vibrator"
5.9% said "other"
11.8% said "they had never bought a vibrator"

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Condoms 101; The Do's & Don't of Using Condoms

Condom Do's
  • DO use only latex or polyurethane (plastic) condoms, which are consider safe and durable.
  • DO keep condoms in a cool, dry place.
  • DO check the expiry date before you use it.
  • DO put the condom on an erect (hard) penis before there is any contact with your partner's genitals.
  • DO use a water-based lubricant (like O'My, KY Jelly, or Astroglide) with latex condoms. This reduces friction and helps prevent the condom from tearing.
  • DO squeeze the air out of the tip of the condom before and when rolling it over the erect penis. This allows room for the semen and prevents breakage.
  • DO hold the condom in place with your fingers at the base of the penis before withdrawing (pulling out) after sex. This ensures nothing unwanted is left behind.
  • DO throw the condom away after its been used. The best place is in the garbage.

Condom Don'ts

  • DON'T use out of date condoms. Check the expiration date carefully. Old condoms can be dry, brittle or weakened and can break more easily.
  • DON'T unroll the condom before putting it on the erect penis.
  • DON'T leave condoms in hot places? Like in your wallet or in your car glove compartment.
  • DON'T use oil-based products, like baby or cooking oils, hand lotion or petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) as lubricants with latex condoms. The oil quickly breaks-down / weakens latex and can cause condoms to break.
  • DON'T use your fingernails or teeth when opening a condom wrapper. It's very easy to tear the condom inside. If you do tear a condom while opening the wrapper, throw that condom away and get a new one.
  • DON'T reuse a condom. Always use a new condom when having sex.
  • DON'T use the same condom for vaginal, oral or anal sex. Always use a new condom for each sex act.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sex Appeal in a Bottle? Pheromones Reviewed

You may have heard of the term 'pheromone.' Possibly in science class, or from a friend, or maybe you saw it in the back of one of those naughty magazines... regardless of who, where or what hype you've heard, pheromones do exist and are a naturally occuring hormone in your body. So, what are they and what exactly do they do?

Pheromones are a powerful hormone that is detected via nasal receptors in the Vomeronasal organ in the nose. The pheromone molecules stimulate the hypothalamus in the cortex of the brain, which is the 'emotional response' area of the brain. Pheromones are detected (subconsciously) and trigger the hypothalamus to illicit a sexual response and emotions such as attraction, sexual desire and arousal. (Ever have amazing sexual chemistry with someone you just met? Perhaps it was just the pheromones;)

Men secrete the pheromone 'Androstenone' to attract women, and women secrete 'Androstenol' to attract men; however, most men and women unknowingly wash away all traces of their natural pheromones and then mask their skins even further with soaps, deodourants, perfumes and colognes on a daily basis.

Thankfully, pheromones have emerged on to the market and are now available to buy conveniently online! Can sex appeal really be found in a bottle? You better believe it! (Or chance losing out to the other guy or gal.) Interested in witnessing the amazing power of pheromones for yourself? Before you buy, take a read on a few of our consumer's choices Top 3 pheromone colognes and perfumes:

Pheromones Reviewed by: Best of Adult Toys

Pure Instinct Cologne - A pheromone cologne made with the highest quality of pheromones and essential oils. Smells light & sensual. Success Story: "I have been married for over 14 years and my love life has been practically nonexistent for some time. The first day I wore it, I immediately noticed my husband looking at me in a different way and I also 'felt' different. Pure Instinct made me feel sexier and more confident. Long story short, my whole life has been turned around by this amazine product"
Rating: 4.9/5 Stars

Bare Essence for Women - Pheromone-based fragrance with a light and provocative fragrance. Success Story: "Will draw men to you like bees to honey!"
Rating: 4.75/5 Stars

Beaux Gest for Men - Claims to be "irrisistible to women" and "powerful weapon" that will draw women towards you. You can also wear it or mix it with your favorite cologne.
Success Story: "I felt like a human magnet wearing this one... a human WOMAN magnet. It was great!"
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Pheromone colognes and Pheromone perfumes are available to buy online at Best of Adult, click here!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Your Sexual Astrology Horoscope For September 2008

January 20-February 18
Aquarius females -- be aware that you have ignited fire at the end of August, and the flames are a flamin' from every direction. Don't give into the urge to gossip about 'him' to those who really do not need to know the details. It could come back to bite you in the ass. Aquarius males -- single or not, this is a good month for all of you to discover something a little exotic and erotic. Don't hold back on laying on the sugar and spice and everything nice. It will work.

February 19-March 20
This month starts off feeling like you've been left to pick up a million pieces of... sheeat! Don't stress over it -- just take it on, get it done, and move on. The 7th will be an ultra lucky love day for you. Don't try to plan or control it... just enjoy the day as it unfolds for you. If you're looking for Mr. or Ms. Right... this could very well be the day. Throw on the pheromone cologne or perfume and go somewhere new that's been on your mind. Wear something bright or rich in color as your bait to lure in your prize catch! If you are a female, go for the short skirt and hot pumps.

March 21-April 19
Stop clowning around like a big dopey purple dinosaur. Pull up your gear and get out on the town with your special someone. They need you more than ever this month to get them smiling... and not to mention stimulated. Take the lead and make it a steamy affair! You've got all the right sparkles and moves to put on a party in her panties. It will be hot and happy for both of you this month, if you put in that little bit of extra effort.

April 20-May 20
Oh Taurus. This month rocks for you! Want to have a mind-blowing, f*cking fantastic good time? Go for the blonde with the big eyes and smashing smile you meet on the weekend of the 19th. Don't get too overly excited though, as they may not be on the same "train" as you (i.e. agenda). Leave the sex toys in the back of the drawer until at least date #5, or you'll come off as tacky and aggressive.

May 21-June 21
This month can get a bit troublesome if you mix your A's with your B's. Really, you need to take a good, hard look at what you've been doing these past couple of months and ask yourself "Is this really worth it?" A part of you says "yes" and another part says "no".... believe in the later if you'd like to save your balls. Also, this would be a good month to get in touch with yourself. Treat yourself to some champagne and strawberry's, just because.

June 22-July 22
It seems as though your mom (wherever she is) is probably getting more action this month than you. Somewhat depressing, yes, but you'll know by month's end why this was probably a good thing. The events that play out within the upcoming weeks will be much more interesting than anticipated for you...

December 22-January 19
Pull out the sexy skinny jeans from the back of the closet. Baby, this month you are out to make a statement that screams "sex, sex, sex!" Don't be afraid to get a little wild & crazy on the 13th. Get your friends together and plan a party for the end on the month. It will be a good time for socializing, networking and making new sexual connections.

July 23-August 22
This month you are still fighting off last month's new temptation. You constantly amaze yourself... and this month will be no different. You get away with some sly secrets, because karma is still on your side. You need be upfront and honest to keep the good vibes going. Make a choice, be clear with it, and commit. Everyone will appreciate it, most especially you by end of month.

August 23-September 22
Romance is a guarantee is your are travelling to seek something invigorating. The most pleasurable sexual experiences for you will be around water, on the water, perhaps a waterfall, or in a pool. Avoid nookie in the hot tub though... keep it clean:)

September 23-October 22
Holly mother of an orgasmic month this will be for you. A new hottie has arrived on the scene and if you're single... damn it's good to be you! If you're not, stay focused on your current flame, or, perhaps suggest a little naughtiness... a threesome anyone? Make sure to be extra sensitive to you partners needs and go the extra mile to make it all about them.

October 23 - November 21
Careful my dear... this month it may be you who is stung by the sweet sting of sexual uncertainty. Do your best to stick with the plan at hand, but don't be afraid to take a chance. Romance is just over the horizon... that is, if you don't scare it away again.

November 22-December 21
This is a great month for you to experiment ~ download some new sexy tunes, try a new silicone sex toy, anal beads, juicy flavored lube or perhaps a pump? Go for it! Make this the month to be all about you and discovering new pleasures you never knew existed. Define a clear mission, and make it happen. You won't regret it.
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