The A-Z Guide On Vegan Sex Aids

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vegan

ˈviːɡ(ə)n/

noun

1.

a person who does not eat or use animal products.

adjective

1.

using or containing no animal products:

“a vegan diet”

Before I get into the fun stuff, I’ll just clarify some terms I’ll be using here like the difference between something that’s “Vegan” and something that is “Accidentally Vegan”. So if I refer to a product as being vegan then I mean the company has actually put “vegan” or “vegan friendly” on their packaging, and if I refer to something as “accidentally vegan” I mean that although it does not state it on the pack I can confirm that the item is indeed safe for vegans to use (like how Oreos are accidentally vegan … mmmm Oreos).

  • CF = Cruelty Free
  • V = Vegan
  • AV = Accidentally vegan

Being a vegan is easy once you know what is and isn’t vegan-friendly so here is a short guide to vegan safe materials, companies and products.

Vegan Materials

  • Silicone – Silicone is a personal favourite of mine, I love how it feels on my skin, it’s easy to clean (high-quality silicone is actually dishwasher safe, bleachable and boilable).
  • Leatherette & Synthetic Leather – Leatherette is a great alternative to leather which a similar feel and often being both vegan and accidentally vegan.
  • Metal & Glass – Both of these are safe vegan options and great for temperature play.
  • Faux Fur & Synthetic Wool – Many cuffs, paddles etc are lined with fur and is generally faux. Butt plug tails can occasionally be made of real fox/animal tails so please be aware of this when purchasing these items. Faux fur and real fur have very different feels and it’s usually very easy to tell the difference (google has some good guides on this).
  • ABS Plastic – Being made from oil and not being biodegradable this one is up to you, but as far as the material quality goes try and go for silicone if you can.
  • Satin – Satin or anything that is described as “silky” that isn’t real silk.
  • Rope – Rope is made from natural or synthetic fibres and will almost always be vegan, try hemp rope for something environmentally friendly and high quality!
  • Neoprene – Somewhere between leather and silicone this fabric is soft, easy to clean and best of all safe for vegans.
  • Polyester & Cotton – These are safe.

Non-Vegan Materials

(Some of these can possibly be vegan-friendly, it’s always best to double check.)

  • Leather & Suede – An obvious non-vegan material being made of animal skin.
  • Rubber – Some rubber is vegan some is not its always best to check if you can but more often than not it is vegan.
  • Latex – Another material that can be vegan but also can not as there is casein used in the process (this includes condoms) of some latex. A quick email to the company will answer your questions about a specific item of clothing or product.
  • Silk – Real silk is made from silk worms (occasionally other animals silk) so it’s something to avoid.

Some items that you may not have realised aren’t vegan include condoms, dental dams and lube. Read our complete guide to vegan condoms here.

Lube

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Some vegan brands of lube include:

  • WICKED – A range of water and silicone based lubes including a flavoured water based range, toy friendly and hypoallergenic options.  V, CF
  • Wildfire – 100% natural essential oil lubes, body oils and mood sprays ranges that are all vegan (their body butters, unfortunately, aren’t vegan). AV
  • Sensuva – With a wide range of products not all of them state vegan on the bottle (like their throat desensitizing spray) but potentially still vegan. V, AV, CF
  • Intimate Earth – Stating PURE VEGAN on their products but unfortunately without the CF stamp. V

All of these brands are available here at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and at our online store, Adultsmart.

Most lubes are actually accidentally vegan but do not have the Cruelty Free (No animal testing) guarantee or confirmation that all those long lists of ingredients are vegan, feel free to email companies they usually get back to you and usually stuff is accidentally vegan.

Equipment and Toys

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  • Tantus – Tantus makes ultra high-quality silicone and are one of my favourite sex toy manufacturers, their silicone is 100% vegan-friendly and they make amazing paddles which you can read about here
  • Doc Johnson – A lot of the Doc Johnson leatherette product like their Whipping Willow Leatherette Flogger which will turn you into a flogging sex god and Black Rose range are vegan-friendly and even state “Vegan” on the box
  • Fetish Fantasy – I emailed Fetish Fantasy about their electro stim gel and they said it contains no animal products, a lot of their range is made of vegan-friendly materials including restraints and e-stim toys.
  • Fun Factory – All of Fun Factory Silicone is 100% vegan-friendly and their harness is denim and states vegan-friendly on the box.
  • California Exotics – A wide range of products a lot of them being made of metals and plastics are vegan-friendly but their new Her Royal harness range caught my eye stating vegan on the label and being absolutely gorgeous.
  • SportSheets – Making a lot of restraints, including the popular under-bed style of restraints, harnesses made of polyester, velcro, neoprene and other vegan safe materials.

This is by no means a comprehensive list but just something to get you started and give you an idea of what’s out there! PETA and Cruelty Free International are two of the biggest supporters who promote the use of vegan friendly products as they are not tested on animals!

 

About the author: Erin is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

P-Spot Beyond Pleasure!

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I don’t need to explain to the homosexual readers of this blog the pleasures that come from the prostates involvement in your sexual activities. This article is for the hetero-curious men and couples out there reading. It is about opening up to find pleasure and equality through the prostate.

From the beginning of our sexual explorations and curiosities we learn from what we see, and as the prostate is unseen it is rarely spoken about. Not to mention the “Taboo” associated with anal play. The stigma that men who participate in anal play must be gay.. is too long outdated and is in serious need of a new outlook. The act of a man participating in a prostate orgasm allows for a man to step outside of the societal gender roles and hand the power over to his female partner. Too rarely does a man ever get to experience the receptive part or sex, all too often they take the common role of “Pitching” and leave the “Catching” or receptive aspect of sex to their female partners. This ideology is what I believe to be a huge factor in why the notion of gender roles are as they are currently.

A mutual knowledge of the vulnerability/ the expected role of a woman starts from experiencing two sides of the same coin. In this particular topic, penetration is the coin. For a man who has never experienced penetration on himself, he might intellectually understand the need for the “warm-up” before penetration, however, nothing can demonstrate its importance as well as experiencing it first hand. There’s always a clearer perspective that comes from personal experience.

What Is A Prostate You Ask?

The prostate is a small gland made up of mostly muscle tissue that sits around the base of the bladder. Its main function is to secrete fluids that are mixed with the Semen from the Vas Deference during orgasm. This is the most important piece of information for this article. A man’s prostate is most active at the moment leading to orgasm when pressure is added to the already pulsing Prostate gland creates an even more powerful ejaculate which heightens the feeling of orgasm. This reason alone should be enough to intrigue any man!

Through prostate orgasm, a man is able to reach multiple orgasms… Yes, I said it! A man can have multiple orgasms too! It is not just for the ladies.

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Benefits Beyond Pleasure

When you engage the prostate with massage/added pressure, as I previously said allows for larger ejaculation orgasms. This helps to empty and refresh the prostate. It also encourages blood flow to the pelvic area, this helps to fight impotence. Yes playing with this little gland can help ensure you have healthy erections well into agedness. There is also a ton of research being done currently as to how having a regularly refreshed prostate lowers the potential risk of prostate cancer found so commonly in men.There are many other benefits of prostate massage.

How To Engage In Prostate Stimulation?

The prostate can be stimulated by adding pressure to the anatomy of the perineum (the space between the testicles and the anus. However direct contact from inside is always more intimate with greater effects. The prostate can be reached by inserting one finger into the anus approximately 1.5-2 inches tip of the finger pointing to the naval and rolling your finger in a come hither motion. You should feel a Squishy marble as you do this, that’s the prostate. Very easy to find. Keep in mind the skin around the anal opening is very sensitive and can tear very easily. EXTRA Lube is necessary. Start with a warm up; caress the outside of the anus (the anus has as many nerve ending as any other erogenous zone). Try stroking the penis, as the penis gets erect the blood flow around the prostate will also increase created a heightened pleasure sense.

Effects On The Relationship

For hetero-normative couples, it is understandable how “flipping” the roles could potentially have some uncharted territory. But that’s no reason to avoid or judge something. Especially something that has so much potential. Communication is key! You are in this together! Sex is more than just procreation. Sex is also about pleasure and as discussed has countless health benefits. What this will allow or aid in with couples in establishing compassion, empathy and understanding towards each other. It may not eliminate gender based unfairness or sexism, it does have the ability to open equal understanding and dialogue.

If you’re open enough to try a new world of pleasure, just remember to relax, have fun. It’s VERY NORMAL. Millions of men and women worldwide have already found the amazing pleasure to be had from this great pleasure zone. Everyone should want to be on the same page as their partner

About the author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology Human Sexuality

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The 7 Best G-Spot Sex Positions!

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Sex Positions And Sexual Satisfaction

There are many people who are not able to satisfy their partners in the bed due to various reasons. In fact, the study shows that around 6 out of 10 couples are not satisfied with their sex life, which is actually a serious problem.

There is more than just a climax when it comes to reaching an immense sexual pleasure. Only trying out one sex positions can be really boring for the couple in the long run. In the first few months of marriage, there may not be a need of experimenting with sex positions, but in the long run, it becomes crucial to experiment with different sex positions.

If you are one of the men, who are struggling with various sexual problems or infertility issues, then you should search for the ways to increase fertility in men. At first, we will discuss briefly on what the G-Spot is.

The G-Spot is situated on the anterior wall of the vagina. Women feel immense sexual pleasure if their sexual partners stimulate the G-Spot. Try experimenting with G-Spot to give your partner, a new level of sexual pleasure, if it has never been tried out by you.

There are some specific G-Spot sex positions that can provide an immense pleasure to a female sex partner. We will discuss them in the next part of this article. Men can also add penis enlargement exercises in their fitness routine to enhance their sexual performance for providing enhanced pleasure to their women.

Some Awesome G-Spot Positions To Experiment With

There are many sex positions to experiment with. All of them are different, and all of them provide a separate kind of pleasure. The study shows that trying out various sexual positions is one of the key factors that determine the sexual satisfaction in a long-term relationship.

And, men with sexual disorders also cannot satisfy their women in the bed. The most common sexual disorder among men is an erectile dysfunction. According to the statistic, around 18 million American adults are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction.

Men with sexual disorders must seek out help with a doctor, and they can also adapt to a healthy lifestyle. There are exercises for erectile dysfunction and other sexual disorders. Furthermore, there are also many other natural treatment methods.

However, men with no sexual disorders also have problems satisfying their sexual partner.

Here are 7 of the best G-Spot sex positions that can help people to satisfy their women.

1. Doggy Style

Doggy style is one of the most common sex positions, and it is also one of the best sex positions for G-Spot stimulation. Both men and women can get immense sexual pleasure from using this sex position. A female partner can increase the pressure of a man’s penis against her G-Spot. Most of the women cite this sex position as a way to reach guaranteed orgasms.

There is also an unfortunate side of this position. It is true that most of the men like this sex position because of the depth they can reach. However, there is a chance that the entire sexual intercourse may end up sooner than usual due to the increased depth. This is a great sex position to try with the We-Vibe 4 Plus The Number 1 Couples Vibrator!

2. Cow Girl

The second sex position to experiment with is cow girl. This position puts a woman in a commanding position. She can move forth and back, according to her wish to get a maximum sexual pleasure without asking her partner to adjust the position. This allows her to apply desirable pressure on the G-Spot for satisfying stimulation.

In addition to a woman’s freedom of moving forth and back in this sex position, she can also adjust the pace, angle, depth, and tempo of the sexual intercourse. This is one of the fewer sex positions that give so much control to a woman.

This sex position can maximize the pleasure for a woman, as it is a very comfortable position to be in. For further experimentation, couples can also try out reverse cow girl position.

3. Legs Over Shoulder

This sex position requires a male sex partner to sit up while a female sex partner places her legs up, one at a time and rests her ankles on the man’s shoulder. This sex position assists in creating deep and powerful vaginal penetration for enhanced sexual satisfaction.

Along with a powerful vaginal penetration, it allows a male sex partner to hit the G-Spot for better stimulation and pleasure. There are many ways to experiment with this sex position. A female sex partner can either wrap her legs, all the way around the man’s shoulders or she can also keep one leg up and put the other one on the bed.

4. Woman On Top

It’s not a necessity for a man to always be on the top. In this sex position, a female partner is on the top of the male sex partner. Ask your partner to lean back at a 45-degree angle. Put some soft pillows on the back for enhanced comfort. When you are on top, lower down onto your partner.

A woman being on top gives more control over the stimulation. It also gives an opportunity for women to find the angle that creates the best stimulation on the G-Spot. In this position, the man’s penis is backward, which helps in rubbing up against the anterior wall of the vagina.

5. Modified Doggy Style

The modified doggy style position starts with a normal doggy style sex position. After being in a normal doggy style, both partners should lower themselves until a female is flat on her stomach.

The great thing about this position is that it allows a man to hit all the angles perfectly. A man can afterward rest on his forearm while a woman can spread her legs so they can become closer to each other.

6. X Marks

At first, you need to find the bed that is hip height of your partner. And, as the name suggests, a female partner should lay in the bed with her legs in the air in an X position where the man stands in between her legs. The X position creates a very tight fit for better pleasure. This is also a great position to stroke right against the female’s G-Spot.

 

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7. Spooning

This is a sex position, which requires both the partners to lie, facing the same direction. A female partner may need to raise her legs and change the angle of the body for better penetration.

In this position, the guy stands behind a female partner, which allows him to stimulate right up against her G-Spot. This is not an intense position, which allows both the partners to feel close and connected.

Conclusion

One of the best ways to satisfy a woman in bed is through G-spot stimulation. Experiment with these sex positions and experience the level of difference in sexual pleasure before and after the stimulation of G-spot.

However, do not try to experiment with every single position mentioned on the list above in a hurry. Try one at a time, as there is no hurry to experiment with everything. Maintaining some level of suspense with your partner on the bed can always be very useful in making your sex life interesting.

Along with experimenting with various sex positions, also try to maintain a healthy relationship with your partner to enhance your marital and sexual satisfaction.

 

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Check Out The Love Gloves!

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The “Condom” or whatever you want to call it, it goes by many names. A Rubber, Naughty Bag, English Riding Coat, Love Glove, Private Johnston’s Rain Jacket, and Insurance Glove you get the idea. Whatever you may call it, the Condom has its fans and its hatters. And both sides bring equally valid arguments to the debate, everything from poor fit to sensation loss. Let’s take a closer look at some of these; like most things I talk about, the choice is yours to make. You must be responsible for your own body, know your facts and know yourself.

The following are some of the most common reasons people use in the Great Condom Debate!

They don’t fit!

This might be the most common excuse given when a guy refuses to use condoms. While this is a very valid argument with as many as 40% of men laying claim to this. The condom design we have today has not changed since 1903 when they began using rubber condoms instead of “skin” (made from Sheep intestine) condoms. It wasn’t until the 1920’s when Latex was invented that having a liquid that could be moulded to form and then mass produced eliminated many of the size issues.

Still, 10% of men still claim that condoms are too tight another, 17% claim they are too loose, while 60% claim the condom bunches up (This increases the chance of the whole condom sliding off during intercourse). Lastly, 15% of men claim to experience “Foreskin Drag” (When the condom gets pulled into the foreskin). These are all valid and true excuses, but to be honest…

This, my friends, this is just a lazy shopper! If you gave up that easy because you bought a few general condoms at the local shops, and either you didn’t know how to put the condom on or by chance the condom really didn’t fit, might just be saying what a careless lover you are?

There are over 15 size variations from different condom makers globally. From length to width, whatever the issue, there is a condom fit for you! (If you want more information about fitting condoms, let me know in the comments.)

They are no fun!

Saying condoms are no fun, is like saying variety is bland… It can’t be argued that some of the sensation is lost when using a condom specifically for the male and that the sensation of slippery skin to skin feeling might not be the same, these condoms are the only thing keeping your risk of infection at almost 0.

Condoms these days are more than just an attempt at contraceptive. Condoms can give your mind ease regarding STI’s and pregnancy, but they can also add so many levels of pleasure and fun to your intimate sessions. Condoms come textured for both his and her pleasure, ribbing on the inside and the outside! Condoms today come in countless flavours, and everyone has had those days where you just weren’t into your partners… let’s say natural flavour.

I just don’t see where the lack of fun is?

 

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It’s just an extra cost!

Excuse me? The last global census puts condoms in the lowest bracket of consumer goods. Globally condoms cost on average $1. $1! The average single dose of Gonorrhoea medication is $17. If you’re not familiar with the symptoms of Gonorrhoea, dig a little deeper because that $1 condom might not seem so bad. The average cost of having a baby is $9,700. Again another cost that can be avoided with an “extra” cost of $1.

To top this off condoms are given away at all clinics and health care facilities if you don’t see any just ask!

I’m on Contraceptive!

The benefits of hormonal contraceptive have been proven to help with more than preventing pregnancies, the one thing it still cannot do is fight off those nasty infections that are so easily passed through bodily fluids. A contraceptive is great for controlling and effecting hormone systems. No product on the market has the ability to prevent or fight against Sexually Transmitted Infections. The list of these possible infections is ever growing, new strains of previously known STI’s are adapting and even becoming medication resistant. If you experience any symptoms of an STI, find your local general practitioner through Health Engine and book in for a sexual health examination .

Only “Heteros” need them!

It is very clear that Heterosexual relationships can lead to pregnancy, while Homosexual relationships don’t, but as previously discussed pregnancy shouldn’t be your only concern. For anyone participating in anal sex, it is very important to remember that the inner lining of the anus or bowels is much more permeable. This means that its chance of infection is much much higher. The rectum doesn’t have any defence from introduced bacteria or infections. Wearing a condom during any anal intercourse is really the only line of defence.

In Conclusion

If you are experiencing “fit” issues, try try and try again. There are so many size variations available to you. Having sex with an ill-fitting condom is really defeating its whole purpose. When condoms are loose, fluids are able to escape which can lead to potential infection. Don’t hesitate to visit any of our store locations, a friendly staff member will be happy to answer any questions and perhaps give you some condom options that might work better for you.

 

About the author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology Human Sexuality

 

 

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6 Sure Fire Tantra Methods!

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My 25 years on this earth have led me to many conclusions and realisations, the most relevant right now being that sex is one of the most exciting topics of conversation. I don’t know if it’s the people I seem to attract into my life or my own willingness to turn any conversation into one about sex but I end up talking about it all the time (Working in an Adult Store and studying Sexology, it’s expected with the territory too I guess!!).

I notice how so many men and women light up when given the space to discuss one of the most intimate areas of their lives. It fills me with so much joy when I have people come into an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres shy and nervous initially and then leave talking explicitly about sex and not wanting to stop.

Sex and the overt representation of sexuality is everywhere in our lives, from advertising and social media to pornography and films. Despite this, there is a lack of frank conversation about sexuality meaning many people have a warped perception of what healthy sexuality looks and feels like. One of the concerns with society’s widespread unwillingness to discuss sexuality is that when it comes to developing healthy sexual relationships, many people are unsure of how to speak of sex with the people they’re actually having it with.

I know of many people who struggle to talk openly with their intimate partners about sex sometimes resulting in unhealthy consequences. The repercussions of leaving things unspoken with our intimate partners can result in unnecessary conflicts, physical and emotional trauma and general unfulfilling sex lives.

We miss out on accessing the potential of our capacity to feel exquisite pleasure because we struggle to ask for what we like and we remain silent when something doesn’t feel good.

I recall a time a couple of years ago when I was being intimate with a new lover and he asked what it was I wanted. I remember freezing in fear and had no idea how to put what felt good for my body in words. I think I ended up saying something along the lines of “what you’re doing” just because I was so mortified that I didn’t know how to ask for what I desired.

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Throwing myself in the deep end shortly after this experience, I discovered the world of Tantra and Conscious Sexuality which provided me with some tools I needed to communicate clearly with my intimate partners. I’ve including the following tips that if applied, have the potential to lead to greater levels of intimacy, connection and pleasure in your sexual relationships:

  • Speaking of any discomforts you may have around talking about sex is an excellent first step. Let your partner know that you would like to be more open discussing sex and acknowledge the fact that it may be a difficult conversation to begin for the both of you. Express the importance of opening this conversation and speak with honesty.
  • If the thought of even speaking words associated with sex makes you cringe, I recommend trying this exercise with your partner. Jump in the deep end and throw explicit words at one another. It may go something like this “Cock, pussy, lick, anal, orgasm, cum, wet, squirt.” Think of this as the ultimate “ice-breaker.” Come up with as many words as you can that you identify as sexual and get used to saying them to each other. In little to no time, it will be a breeze to say what you need without shame or embarrassment. Make it fun and playful because sex is supposed to be!
  • Stay away from blame and take ownership of how you feel. Instead of “You’re really bad in bed and you need to change” turn it into “I am feeling like there is so much more I want to experience sexually and I would love to try this with you next time.”
  • The palm exercise. Take in turns tickling each other’s palms with your fingers and make adjustments that will lead to a more pleasurable experience. “May I have a softer touch?” “Can you move your finger faster/slower?” “Can you give the top right hand corner more attention?” Becoming used to asking for what you need in a non-sexual activity will translate to greater comfort and ease asking for what we desire sexually.
  • Invest in sex toys for couples to make your lifestyle easier.
  • Last but certainly not least, get to know your own body and what feels pleasurable to you. I cannot express the importance of this enough!! If you don’t know what feels good to your body, how can you expect that you can communicate clearly to your partner? Sex can be a hit or miss and expecting your partner to know everything that turns you on is a lot of pressure.

When talking about sex with your partner/s becomes easeful, the possibilities to explore sexuality and sexual expression are endless. You can try different things, express fantasies and desires and get to know your partner more deeply…in more ways than one!! You can also talk about what is Tantra Sex and how to incorporate into your lifestyle.

 

About the author: Stephanie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

 

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