Complete Guide on Personal Lubricant

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What is lubricant?

Lubricant is a liquid that is used during sexual acts such as intercourse or masturbation to reduce the friction between the penis, vagina, anus and other body parts. It also can be applied to sex toys to again reduce friction and for easier penetration.

Do I need lubricant?

Not everyone needs lubricant. People who may need lubricant are ladies who may suffer from vaginal dryness which can be caused by a number of things such as; medications, menopause and pregnancy just to name a few. Some ladies need lube to help them get started until body functions take place. It makes masturbation easier for both males and females with and without toys.

Can I buy just any lube?

When it comes to buying lube you really need to keep a few things in mind. The first thing you want to do when buying lube is to consider who is using it and if you are using toys etc. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for certain ingredients that may cause more harm than good.

What are those ingredients and what can they do to your body?

  • Glycerin: Glycerin is a sweet sugar substance. It has the potential to create yeast infections and Urinary Tract Infection (UTIs). If you are prone to yeast infections it is best to stay away from any lubes containing glycerin.
  • Nonoxynol-9: Nonoxynol-9 is commonly used in spermicial lubes. The chemical can cause abrasions in the vagina. It can also break down the protective rectal lining in the anus. Both of which can potentially increase the chances of getting AIDs, STDs and skin irritations leading to infections.
  • Petroleum: Petroleum coats skin in oils that block pores.
  • Menthol: Menthol is mainly used in tingling and cooling lubes. It can be drying and dry out the soft tissue in the genital area.
  • Parabens: Parabens are a preserving ingredient that includes methylparaben and propylparaben. Research suggests that parabens are absorbed by the skin and metabolize in the body, partially in the women’s breast and ovaries.
  • L-arginine: L-arginine is mainly used in arousal lubes. It can encourage an oncoming herpes outbreak. If you have herpes avoid lube with this in it.

Types of lubes, the pros and cons

Water-based Lube
  • Pros; easy to find, compatible with most condoms, use with toys, cheap, gentle and soothing, main ingredient is water, won’t stain and is easy to clean.
  • Cons; can be sticky, dries quickly so you’ll need more, not recommenced to use in the shower.
Silicone-based Lube
  • Pros; long lasting and never dries up, compatible with most condoms and non silicone toys,  water friendly, good for dry sensitive skin and can also be used as a body massage oil.
  • Cons; can be costly, hard to wash off and isn’t compatible with silicone toys.
Oil-based Lube
  • Pros; good for masturbation.
  • Cons; hard to wash off, not condom compatible and isn’t good for vaginal sex.
Hybrid Lube
  • Pros; mainly water, long lasting, natural feel like water based, thicker than silicone based lubes and if oil free is condom safe.
  • Cons; no real cons for this one it’s just not as good of a body oil as silicone…

Using lubes with condoms?

Most lubricants are compatible with condoms and dental dams. As long as it is oil free and is also free of petroleum. Using a drop of lube inside the condom can help with a better fit but not too much otherwise the condom will slip off.

Using lubes with toys?

I know I touched on this but I wanted to make  a clear indication of what lubes are safe to use with what toys, if you are unsure of what lubes you can use let this graph help you decide what lubes may be best for you;

 

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Using lubes while pregnant?

As long as your doctor has given you the okay that it’s safe to enjoy sex during pregnancy water based lube is the most safe and recommended. Oil based and warming lubes are also okay to use as long as they don’t irritate you.

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

 

Rid Yourself From Vaginal Dryness With System Jo!

System Jo Premium Lubricant Photo

We have recently received an assortment of JO Lubricants in the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and I am so excited to share about these exquisite products. Finding a quality lubricant is a bit like finding the perfect lover. Everybody has different tastes and needs. Some people like to mix it up a bit and be with someone different every week (Silicone one week, flavoured the next), others find one lover who fulfills all their desires and stays with them for the rest of their lives (A quality water-based lube). A high quality perconal lubricant that suits your body can make all the difference between a good sexual experience and a great one. We are all different and what I love about the JO Lubricant range is that they have a product to suit everyone depending on what your unique needs are. These lubricants are guaranteed to impress.

 

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Someecards: Always Remember Lubricant Is Your Friend!

 

JO is a company based in the United States, providing customers with quality lifestyle products. I find it reassuring that JO have a satisfaction guarantee on all their products. This means that if after buying a JO Lubricant you are not happy with the quality of the product, JO will exchange, replace or refund the item. This is just one of many reasons why I believe their lubricants are top of the range and a must try.

Silicone

The JO Silicone-based Premium Personal Lubricant is a silky lube that does not go sticky or tacky no matter how long you use it for. The silicone formula is not absorbed by the skin like water-based lubricants which is how it maintains its smooth glide. This lubricant is paraben, glycol and glycerine free and its thick consistency means only the tiniest amount is required. A bottle of this lubricant is sure to last you a very long time, with hopefully many pleasurable experiences had because of it.

 

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Photo: JO All-in-one Silicone-based Sensual Massage Glide

 

The JO All-in-one Silicone-based Sensual Massage Glide is a 3 in 1 lubricant, perfect for massage, skin conditioning and tattoo brightening. JO claim that 1 drop of this amazing product is as good as 10 drops of massage oil. I can vouch for them on this, a tiny amount goes such a long way and unlike massage oil where constant reapplication is necessary, this stuff lasts forever. This formula is body safe and a perfect all-rounder silicone lubricant.

Silicone lubricants are not compatible with silicone toys but are perfect for use with steel and glass. The JO silicone formulas are very high quality, perfect for sex, anal play, hand jobs & massage. They are 100% latex safe.

Water-based

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Photo: JO For Her Agape Water-Based Personal Lubricant

 

The JO For Her Agape Water-Based Personal Lubricant is my new favourite lube perfect for use with silicone toys. It is paraben, glycerine and glycol free making it a great choice for women, especially those sensitive to these nasties. Cheaper options on the market go sticky and tacky very easily and require you to use a whole heap. A little bit of JO Agape goes a long way making it an economical choice. I believe a high-quality water-based lubricant should be a staple in every woman’s bedroom whether for partnered or solo pleasure. I would recommend this lubricant to woman going through menopause or those experiencing vaginal dryness as it has a lovely moisturising quality to it.

Flavours

System JO Gelato Flavoured Lubricants Photo
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Wow the JO flavoured lubricants are by far my favourite flavoured lubes available. When they first came into the Oh Zone stores, I couldn’t stop testing them because they were so delicious (You know, to make sure I knew what I was selling!). Flavoured lubricants are perfect for mixing up oral sex and are very popular with younger people new to this sexual act. Using a flavoured lubricant during oral sex adds a playfulness to the experience. I have found that some other flavoured lubricants available can become a little bit overwhelming and sickly which is a bit of a mood killer. The JO Flavoured lubricants are so tasty and don’t leave you feeling queasy after using them. The Gelato range features delectable flavours that include; Hazelnut Espresso (The greatest in my opinion), Crème Brulee, Salted Caramel, Tiramisu and Mint Chocolate. Some of the fruity flavours include Tropical Passion and Juicy Pineapple. These lubes are sweetened with sucralose-an artificial sweetener-meaning they’re body safe and don’t go sticky. JO have created a recipe booklet for alcoholic beverages, with the flavoured lubricants an ingredient in these delectable cocktails. So as well as being a body safe lubricant for sexual play, they also can be brought out on a Friday night to be added to your favourite drinks. Think a Pineapple Cream Cocktail with coconut milk, lime juice, vodka and JO Juicy Pineapple lubricant…sounds strange but I’m sure you would be excited if you knew how tasty these lubricants are!!

The JO range feature many more amazing products including toy cleaners, clitoral stimulating gels, hygiene products and supplements. Come into the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres soon or buy online at Adultsmart and try these lubricants out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

 

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

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VIP Interview With Meghan Dunkel Product Ambassador For Zero Tolerance and Evolved Novelties!

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Adultsmart was lucky enough to have the pleasure of Meghan Dunkel’s company, Sales & Education representative for Evolved Novelties and Zero Tolerance sex toys at the Adult Lifestyle Centre, Kogarah.  Why not check out what she has to say!

Evolved Novelties is one of the fastest growing sex toy manufacturers on the planet with now more than 25,000 retail stores stocking their products worldwide.  The companies mission is to improve the sex life of couples by producing groundbreaking sexual wellness products whilst being innovative in their design and packaging. Multi Award winning these vibrators for women and exceptional massagers have been providing pleasure to their customers since 2006 taking pride in the craftsmanship required for elegant and intimate pleasures.  The design team have ensure that apart from being ergonomically correct each pleasure object has clean lines, pleasing colors with unparalleled choices in the way that they can be safely used.

All products require stringent quality and safety standards are made of non toxic materials that are made for fun.

Zero Tolerance is a company that produces sex toys mainly for men, specializing in high end masturbators. ZT Toys are way ahead of the game in terms of pioneering design and flawless execution. This new brand is a one-stop-shop for the man who wants better sex!

 

Evolved Novelties were glad to have Meghan join their ranks and released this Press Release –

Evolved Novelties is pleased to introduce their new Sales & Education representative, Meghan Dunkel. She begins her post immediately, travelling and working to spread the word about Evolved’s products and sexual education strategy.

“We are very impressed with Meghan’s in-depth approach to sales,” says Greg Alves, President of Evolved Novelties. “She has such a passion for improving people’s sexual experiences that she became a Certified Sexual Health Educator to offer even more benefit to customers and retail workers. That focus on health and wellness fits perfectly with the core values of our brand.”

Dunkel started out in the industry as an Inventory Manager of one of the most well-known retail chains in the country, quickly becoming a manager, then manager trainer. Looking for more challenge, she took a position at the corporate offices of one of the nation’s largest and well respected home party companies, and now after almost ten years in the industry including stints in distribution and corporate buying, she has taken a position with Evolved that lets her do what she loves – traveling and spreading the word about sex toys and sex education.

“I learned the value of listening to customers from my father who owned a small business,” says Dunkel. “He taught me that sales is all about learning what the customer needs and providing that product or service. With Evolved I’m really excited to discover how people experience our toys, and what education we can provide to make those experiences even better.”

Dunkel begins her post immediately and she can be reached at (818) 678-1779 or by e-mail at meghan@myevolved.com for further inquiries and information.

 

Why not see the complete range of Zero Tolerance and Evolved Sex Toys at adultsmart shop.

VIP Interview With Jelle Plantenga The Founder Of Velv’Or

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Velv’Or is an adult lifestyle company who design their products specifically to benefit men. The company is named after the states a penis goes through during arousal.  ‘Velv’ which has been taken from the word ‘Velvet’ means soft whilst ‘Or’ which has been taken from the word ‘Vigor’ means hard.

Velv’Or was established in November 2006 by Jelle Plantenga. He had searched in shops for designer cock rings but there were none available. Jelle took to work with a Dutch silversmith to begin the creation of a cock ring that featured silver that bended ergonomically with the shape of the male body. Although it worked appropriately, he wanted people to experience additional comfort and stimulation of the perineum. He worked with an award winning master silversmith from the UK and designed the JCobra. The JCobra now has different versions due to their success including the King JCobra made from Solid Gold which is priced at 110000 EUR.

Due to the desires of people worldwide in Novermber 2011 an affordable version of the cock ring was created which is known as the JNaja. It is the world’s first 3D printed sex toy which is available for purchase through adult lifestyle centres and at online stores. They have used the same ergonomical structure of the JCobra and made it affordable. This means you can buy more of them and have a personalised collection!

Through a loyal customer base and increasing demands the Velv’Or company has grown to include additional product ranges including:

  • JNada: The JNada is from the original collection of Velv’Or and is just as well known as the original JNaja. This cock ring has been made for a superior feeling of comfort. It is so comfortable that you can use it throughout the day.
  • JBoa: A lasso cock ring that is size adjustable made from high quality silicone. There are two different style options, one is made with a stainless smooth steel cylinder and the other is made with ridges in the steel cylinder. Both are made to fit everyone and should be worn on just the penis.
  • BeauGosse: Thick tire style cock rings, which takes up more room on the penis. The BG 001 is made to ensure your erection is hard, if you would like a tighter feel or an even stronger erection try the BG 002. The BG 003 is known as a ball stretcher and is used for a secure pull on your testicles. It is only recommended to use the BG 001 for a maximum of 30 minutes. The longevity of the wear varies depending on the product and the person who uses it.

This is a personal interview with Jelle Plantenga the founder of Velv’Or.

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Tell me about yourself?

I am an athletic guy that hits the gym a minimal of 5 times a week to do my own fitness routines. I believes in the fact that the body should stay utlra fit so the mind can benefit from this. After each fitness session I hit the sauna to stretch and do yoga exercises. When the sauna is empty I normally also do a PWOD – penis workout of the day. I recommend all men to do these PWOD’s on a daily basis. I believe that most men on our globe forget to spend time to care for their penis. The penis is an important part of the body for all men and it should be given attention more often. The brand Velv’Or was created to make men more aware of their penis. Besides running Velv’Or I also own a brand called Grippsss (www.grippsss.com) which offers the world fitness gloves and I am a father of a family of two amazing kids, a lovely girlfriend and a puggle called buddy.

What was the first thing you did when you had the idea to create the JCobra?

Getting in contact with my silversmith friend to create a prototype.

How did you know you were going to use a 3d printer to create some of your product ranges?

Well I did not know from the beginning that I was going to use 3d printing. I was introduced to this in the early stages by a friend of mine who owned a company in this innovative business. The production benefits of using 3d printing is the fact that you don’t have to invest in moulds and that I do not have to keep a huge stock. The JNaja is industrially 3d printed using a nylon fibre powder this means it does feel totally different compared to silicone. The process of industrially 3d printing, dying and tumbling a JNaja takes about 3 days. The process I use for the JNaja can not be compared to the small 3d printing machines you often see on the web.

The ergonomic curves of your products are incredibly unique, how do the products feel when worn?

This of course varies per product but let’s take the JCobra or JNaja. These feel like they simply belong on the spot when you wear them. The shape follows the curves of the male body and gives pressure where it should due to its rigid characteristics. Some shops compare the JCobra and JNaja with kegel balls for women.

What are your favourite quote’s that inspire you?

“I won’t give in” a quote written by my daughter just before her brother (my son) committed suicide.

What are your favourite memories working at Velv’Or?

Every second I make people happy with the products is a memory I won’t forget.

What do you love most about your brand compared to other companies?

That is a hard one to answer while I love most of the brands of my colleagues in the industry. Just let me say I love it because it is mine!!

Velv'Or BeauGosse Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: Velv’Or BeauGosse

 

Where are your products manufactured?

The King JCobra, JCobra, JPhyton and JConfessor are individually created in the UK by my master silversmith. The JBoa is produced in asia although the ridges are handset in Amsterdam by my edelsmid. The BeauGosses also are produced in Asia. The JNada, JNaja are 3d printed in the Netherlands and the aid collection also is made in the Netherlands as the vv 1 which is also created by my amsterdam edelsmid.

They all have their own benefits and the quality control is on a very high level.

Are there any health conditions you have found that cock rings have helped?

Well while the King JCobra, JCobra and JNaja give pressure on the perineum which gives the prostate an external massage. This massage is as we all know beneficial for the male that wears the rings. Beside this all rings are created to increase the health of the penis and the erection of the penis.

What are your best selling products from Velv’Or?

The JNaja is the bestseller because people just instantly fall in love with it when they see it and men love it even more when they wear it. They simply want to own multiple in different colors and sizes!!

Velv'Or JNaja in Black Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: Velv’Or JNaja in Black

 

What are your favourite products from Velv’Or?

The JCobra is the one I adore most but I also wear the JBoa or the BG 001 daily during my showers just to boost the blood chambers of my penis.

Velv'Or JBoa Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: Velv’Or JBoa

 

Do you have any secret tips and trick to get the most out of Velv’Or products?

I would say start wearing them and feel the difference. I did not created them just because I wanted to make a living while selling them but I created them to make men happy and give them something that really works. So my secret tip is believe in me and my products and you will become enhanced in life.

What are the most memorable quotes that you have heard about your product range?

Luckily there are way to many quotes to mention!! I opened the minds of many men when they started to wear my products after they gotten out of their comfort zones!!

 

 

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My Smart Rabbit Gives Pretty Love!

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First things first, can we all just take a moment to appreciate the stunning colour of this beautiful vibrator. For me personally colour is the first thing I notice when picking out the perfect vibrator, impractical and maybe a little vein? Absolutely, but I’m a women who likes pretty things and the first thing I noticed straight off the bat was that the Pretty Love Smart Rabbit Vibrator is a stunning shade of purplely pink unlike anything I’ve seen before. Of course my next thought was “oh yes! It’s a rabbit”, my personal favourite and I’m sure for many other women it is there’s too. For any women who love insertion and clitoral stimulation at the same time, working harmoniously together as those little bunny ears tickle just the right spot and the shaft and head give you rumbles and vibrations on the inside you just don’t get from a man, how can you say no?

 

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Now, for the really important parts, the design and functionality of this beautiful toy. Let’s start with the exterior, the vibrator is made of 100% silicone which makes for easy and comfortable insertion, its overall length is 24cm with an insertable length of 14cm. Now for some women when it comes to insertion long vibrators can be a bit daunting but I assure any woman out there  looking to convert to a rabbit vibrator or even just something that’s really going to hit the G-spot don’t be scared of length, it will become your best friend and so will this vibrator.

It is specially designed with the head being thicker and curved to really compliment the natural angles of the vagina enabling it to stimulate the G- spot easily. As well as that perfectly situated bunny with long and flexible ears ideal for tickling the clitoris. Or for women, who love more firm and direct stimulation, insert the toy a little further inside and you will be able to rest the nose of the rabbit directly on your clitoris giving you a harder and more intense vibration. Another small detail that this vibrator showcases is three sets of wave like textures that run along either side of the shaft, they range in size and thickness, which adds some lifelike feeling and additional sensation as you use this toy. Along with all the great textures and features, it is also accompanied by two strong motors located in the head and clitoral stimulating rabbit to give you the maximum vibration in the G-spot and clitoris. It has 10 settings of vibration and 3 intensity levels. This allows you to pick and choose your ideal vibration function, whether it be constant vibration or pulsing vibrations and pair that with the level of intensity you desire makes for the perfect vibrator and orgasm every time.

It is also advertised as being a waterproof sex toy, which is pretty common now days with all the new technology, but it is definitely something to take note of if you love to get hot and heavy in the shower. Now one of the best features about this vibrator, apart from what’s been listed above, is the cutting edge LED display control panel. Located at the base of the toy, this is by far the best display of control buttons I have seen on a vibrator so far. It is very straight forward and makes this extremely user friendly. There is no holding buttons down for 3 to 5 seconds or fumbling in the dark to try and turn the toy on, none of that.

 

Pretty Love Smart Rabbit Vibrator LED Display Control Panel
Sex Toy: Pretty Love Smart Rabbit Vibrator

 

You get four buttons, ON/OFF, +, – and a button for vibration functions.  The ON/OFF button requires just one push to turn on and off, the + button is used to increase the speed of vibrations and the – button does the opposite, decreasing speed. Once you have turned it on the LED display lights up the buttons clearly so there is no fumbling around in the dark when all you want to do is get right into playing.

When it comes to charging this toy, you are advised to put it on charge when the LED lights are flickering on and off when using the toy or if it will not turn on at all due to low battery. A full charge should get you 120 minutes of fun.

Now after all that being said I do have one quarrel, not with the vibrator itself but with the packaging and instruction manual. The Pretty Love Smart Rabbit Vibrator comes packaged in a solid black box with a picture of the vibrator on the front, which I believe does not do it justice, and the label “Pretty Love – Smart”. Once you open the box you are greeted with a light mesh toy bag and a small manual, under this you will find the toy itself and charging cord with adapter located in the bottom of the box.

Now my quarrel is this, being a luxury sex toy I would have expected the toy manual to be dedicated to the toy I have actually purchased with detailed information on how to use it. Unfortunately you are given a manual with every vibrator the brand makes and instructions for each of those, including several language translations. I know it’s a small negative, but in saying that the LED function display is so straight forward it almost means you don’t need a manual. But the more information the better I say, so yes I would have liked a better manual but I’m still over the moon with the toy itself and would recommend it to any women looking for a vibe that can really hit the spot.

 

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

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