Ins & Outs Of Anal Play

Aphrodisia Curved Vibrating Anal Plug In Purple Sex Toy Image

A beginner’s guide to anal sex toys starring the one and only Aphrodisia Curved Vibrating Anal Plug.

Anal. It can be really dreaded for some men and women when the subject is bought up by their significant other, but why are we so scared of it? Is it because (excuse me in advance) we are scared of releasing excrement while we are in the act of anal sex?  Is it because everyone tells you that “it hurts”? What are the difference for men, women and anal play? These are some key questions as to why so many people are scared of anal play and are even scared of using anal toys, but I would like to share some great tips and tricks on how to enjoy anal sex using toys such as the Aphrodisia Curved Vibrating Anal Plug.

Penis Size And Anal Penetration

First things first, once you have discussed it with your partner and you are both comfortable in the idea of trying anal sex for the first time where do you start? Like most people I’m sure you think LOTS and LOTS of lube is the most important thing, and then you just go for it. Right? Wrong!! The most common mistake people make when they decide to try anal sex for the first time is letting their partner use they’re penis to penetrate the anus for the first time. Ouch! With the average males penis size coming in at 5.5”-6.2” do you really want that to be the first thing you let penetrate such a sensitive area of the body? This is one of the most common reasons people are so scared of trying anal sex and why most people assume that it cannot be a pleasurable experience, which couldn’t be further from the truth and with great anal toys and a bit of preparation anal sex can be one of the most pleasurable experiences you and your partner can share together. If you would like to know more about this topic, be sure to check out article on 10 Penis Facts That’ll Blow Your Mind.

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What Sex Toy Should I Use For Anal Play?

When it comes to anal toys how to you find the right one? Something not too big and not too small, vibrating or non-vibrating? Where do you look and how do you pick? Let me light the way to something I personally find to be one of the best beginners anal sex toys to get you and your partner started, the Aphrodisia Curved Vibrating Anal Plug. It’s small enough to not be too intimidating for someone looking to explore anal play for the first time or for someone who would like to massage their prostate gland, but its unique design makes for the ultimate comfort when using this toy, it’s is made from great quality silicone that is skin friendly and soft, accompanied by your favourite anal lubricant this toy glides into the anus with comfort like no other.

The added sensation this toy has to offer is a small motor that provides 10 multi speed vibrations, allowing you to choose the perfect vibration setting for your needs. When it comes to anal play using vibration while stimulating the anus can increase sensitivity and pleasure greatly, and for women or men looking to find extra stimulation through anal sex vibrating toys can play a huge role.

How To Use Anal Sex Toys During Couples Play

Another way to incorporate anal toys into your sex life is to use them not only with your partner but even while you are having sex, double penetration can be one of the most intensely pleasurable feelings one can experience and even intensifies the orgasm you reach. With this easy to use beginners anal toy reaching intense orgasms through anal penetration is nothing more than simple. You or your partner can control the vibrations from the remote while enjoying closeness and intimate sexual acts that will take you to another pleasure zone.

The Importance Of A Anal Sex Toy

Being armed with the right toys and the perfect lube anal sex can be enjoyable and take you and your partner to new levels of intimacy while exploring each other’s bodies, opening your mind to new possibilities of pleasure and experiencing all this together makes for a stronger sexual partnership. Using anal toys is just one way to explore the word of anal sex but it is definitely one of the most important steps to take before diving head first. And what better way to start than with the Aphrodisia Curved Vibrating Anal Plug, designed for beginners and the perfect way to get the ball rolling.

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





Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!

Anal Play – I Did It My Way!

Fun Factory Flexi Felix Anal Beads In Black

Some of my most treasured possessions in my sex toy drawer(s) worthy of being saved in the unlikely event of a house fire include my anal toys. I find these toys to be the most used and loved in my solo and partnered sex life-there are so many different options that each lead to a uniquely pleasurable experience. Butt toys are a great way of experimenting with anal play and are particularly appropriate for those who may have some reluctance with this type of play.

I am proud to admit that 80% of my bootie toy collection consists of Fun Factory products. There are many reasons why I am a huge fan of Fun Factory’s amazing anal product line, their high quality, funky designs and potential for inducing exquisite pleasure being the obvious highlights.


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Image: My Favourite Sex Toy


Fun Factory are a German based sex toy company, producing quirky, playful and amazing quality sex toys at affordable prices. They are made from medical grade silicone which I have found to have its own unique texture. Unlike other brands that have a silky-smooth feel, the silicone that Fun Factory use for their products is slightly textured and grabby. It feels amazing and is great when used with a high-quality water based lubricant such as Pjur Back Door Comfort Water Based Anal Glide. Medical Grade Silicone is a non-porous material which means it’s very hygienic hence great for anal play. With waterproof anal toys, I highly recommend using a foaming toy cleaner such as Wicked Foam n Fresh to keep them spick and span.

Safety is paramount when experimenting with toys and anal play. Unlike a woman’s vagina, the anus and gastrointestinal system is long and there is much larger room for error (To put it simply, you can lose things up there!!). To avoid a trip to the emergency department, it is vital that any toys you are using for anal play have a wide base and solid handle that is easy to hold onto so as to avoid missing toys.

Flexi Felix Anal Beads

To be perfectly honest, I used to have some big judgements of the Flexi Felix Anal Beads. I couldn’t understand what Fun Factory were thinking creating a butt toy with a weird alien head handle (According to Fun Factory, it is actually a beetle head). It freaked me out and I never actually opened the box until a few months of working in the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres. Well you know the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” This is exactly what I insist customers do when I present them with the Flexi Felix as I believe that once you really check them out, you will agree that they are amazing anal beads!! Their elongated shape means they are really comfortable to insert and remove. This is super important when it comes to any sex toy especially anal beads and means they are perfect for anal bead beginners. Flexi Felix Anal Beads are 32cms in total length and are available in black or pink.


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Sex Toy: Fun Factory Bootie Set

Bootie Butt Plugs

The Bootie Butt Plug is a toy I hold near and dear to my heart as it was the first but plug I ever owned-my first introduction to butt toys in fact (I know, a very sweet story…Hold back your tears). Fun Factory have uniquely designed these toys, straying away from the traditional straight plugs and creating a curved plug with a tapered end that is a comfortable and snug fit. The base is intended to sit comfortably between your butt cheeks and is long enough to hold on to with ease. The Bootie plugs are available as singles in small, medium and large or in a box set with all three. The small is perfect for absolute beginners at 7.5cm in length and 2.5cm girth. The medium at 9.3cm length and 3.5cm width is a decent step up for intermediate users and the large at 11.1cm length and 4cm width is perfect for those who are experienced anal play peeps.

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Sex Toy: Fun Factory B Balls

B Balls

What do you get when you combine a Kegel exerciser and butt toy?! The Fun Factory B Balls of course!! The latest addition to my collection, this toy is stepping up to favourite position due to the exquisite pleasure it brings to my life. The B Balls are available in single or double, with each ball featuring a weighted ball within which creates a subtle shaking and vibrating-like sensation when moved around-no batteries required either! The pulsations of this travel through your body, a unique feeling that I am sure both men and women will love just as much as I do. The B Balls are available in Black/Red or Purple/White. The only part of these toys I will fault is the design not being smooth all over. I am not a fan of any sex toys that have cracks or creases, especially anal toys and these do. Prior to use, I would recommend anal douching and giving them a thorough cleaning after use, ensuring to not miss these spots.


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Duke Vibrator

Out of all the amazing prostate vibrators available in store, The Fun Factory Duke is my number one seller. It has powerful vibrations with 2 intensities and 3 patterns, an easy to grip handle, is waterproof, includes a removable rechargeable bullet for use without the silicone prostate sleeve and comes with a 2-year warranty for any manufacturing faults. All of this at a really decent price. Now as a female I am sans prostate however I can vouch for these vibes as I have heard nothing but positive feedback.

If you are interested in their products, be sure to check out our Exclusive Interview With Laura Von Der Brelie From Fun Factory. Whether you are an anal play newbie or pro, Fun Factory deliver when it comes to making high quality butt toys available. Come into the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and check them out!! If you are looking for an anal play enthusiasts you can meet you match on the Plenty of Fish dating website.

About the author: Stephanie is a consultant at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle CentresSave


Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!

What Can I Say About Prostate Play? Ditto

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Keep ’em Coming We-Vibe!

It’s just gone past mid-way through 2017, a time of year where one likes to reflect on the successes and fails of the year when working in an adult store. The most notable success of 2017 in the sex toy manufacturing industry is Canadian world-leading company, We-Vibe, who have been consistently setting the bar for couples play around the world. 2017 saw We-Vibe bring out the Sync, the Wish, the Pivot and the Verge cock rings and now; Ditto, and I say “KEEP EM COMIN’ We-Vibe!!”.

What is the key to We-Vibe’s success you ask? It comes down to their world-class engineers and designers who work closely with sexual health and well-being experts, doctors and consumers to produce toys of an impeccable standard, that work with the human body. In saying this, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that their first toy, the We-Vibe, is the most popular rechargeable vibe IN THE WORLD, with a crazy 2 million people getting down ‘n’ dirty with it.

Then it comes to butt plugs, a lot more thought and consideration has to go into the comfortability of the wearer than other toys, as the anal cavity is such a sensitive intimate area of the body, a seam out of place or a wrongly designed toy can be extremely uncomfortable for the wearer.

Now, when it comes to recommending a toy for a customer or even picking one out for myself or my partner, I have three CRUCIAL characteristics or qualities of a toy:

  1. The flexibility of the prostate massage device
  2. It must have soft, seamless silicone
  3. (If after vibrating plug) It must have strong, rumbly vibrations

Tick, Tick, Tick! Props to you, We-Vibe!

We-Vibe’s renowned rumbly vibrations, high-quality silicone and flexible, forgiving silicone have all made an appearance in the Ditto, making it one of my most lusted after vibrating plug’s to date.

As are all of We-Vibe’s collections, the Ditto was designed to intensify and add to solo masturbation, couples play and intercourse and thanks to the app compatibility of the Ditto, it can be worn almost anywhere, in any situation!

The Design of Ditto

Ditto was made with ultimate comfortability for the consumer in mind. Ditto is a pretty slim plug, making it perfect for beginner and intermediate plug players. Its dimensions are 68.45mm x 88.10mm. The toy itself is comparable to the size of the Sync. The back of Ditto is completely flat, while the front side is curved to fit the bodies natural contours, a major aspect of any We-Vibe toy.

Ditto is made from 100% medical grade, body-safe silicone, which is free of phthalates, BPA and latex. Paired with your favourite water based lubricant or a high-quality silicone lubricant, like Super Slyde, the Ditto feels INCREDIBLE.


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The Functionality of Ditto

The Ditto is USB rechargeable through any USB port and takes 90 minutes to fully charge, giving you two hours of play time. The Ditto can be controlled through the included, advanced remote with intensity control, which is the same remote control that is included with the traditional We-Vibe’s. The We-Vibe Ditto is also fully compatible with the We-Connect Smartphone Application For Apple and Google device which is such a great, unique aspect of We-Vibe’s toy range.

The Ditto has 10 different vibration patterns, which range from four different levels of steady vibration, through to different massaging patterns and pulses.

We-Vibe did not want to restrict you or your partners play, so they, therefore, made the Ditto 100% waterproof, meaning you can enjoy your new toy anywhere you’d like to, in a safe and easy way. The 100% waterproof aspect of Ditto also makes it a nice and easy toy to clean, also. We’d recommend trying the Wet Stuff Toy Cleaner, for a thorough clean.

One thing I love about We-Vibe is that they do not skip out on an instruction manual. We don’t all know how to charge/use/lock a new toy, so I think it is great that We-Vibe is still one brand that consistently includes an instruction manual with their toy.


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Image: How The We-Vibe Ditto Is Worn


Ditto is available in two stunning colours: Midnight Blue and a Deep Purple. The colour choice of We-Vibe makes me slow clap every time because you know, not every girl want’s a bright pink toy and not every guy want’s a black toy. Thanks We-Vibe for not putting us all in the same box! The Midnight Blue Ditto is, as expected, a deep luxurious blue, not dissimilar to the deep blue of the Pivot, while the Purple is a gorgeous plum shade.

The Ditto was an absolute triumph on We-Vibe’s part, winning and definite YES! from me. I would highly recommend the Ditto to any beginner or intermediate plug user searching for a new plug to try for a wonderful prostate massage.

We-Vibe just keeps hitting home runs and I tell you what, I cannot wait to see what they create in the future.


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





Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!

Review: b-Vibe Novice

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I was very excited to receive some new sex toys from b-Vibe in our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres this week. I reviewed their Rimming Butt Plug when it came in a few weeks ago and was mightily impressed. Their marketing is really sex positive and couple friendly. The company was founded by a lady called Alicia Sinclair who is a sexologist with many years of experience in the field, so she really knows what she is doing. I thought I would review the b-Vibe Novice which is a remote control butt plug. My interest is piqued for several reasons. The remote on the b-Vibe was excellent both in range and connectivity and I wanted to see if this followed through with all their products. I picked up the tester and it was the smoothest silkiest silicone, I ended up just stroking it like a cat. It is also the exact size and shape of a butt plug I often seek out for couples trying anal play for the first time, so I really want this to be good.

The plug which comes in turquoise, cerise, or black is housed in a sturdy cardboard box which could be used for storage. There is a picture of the novice on it, so it isn’t discreet but it is cool stylish, approachable and unashamed about what it is. I quite like this, it reflects what the company seems to be all about. If you don’t want the world and his wife to know you like stuff up your bum, then you are catered for too. Inside the box you will find that the sex toy has its own plastic storage case which looks like one of those corrugated ones spies hand over money in. It is a perfect travel case to house the plug, the remote, the charger and the instruction booklet. There is also enough room to put some water based lubricant and adult toy cleaner inside, should you wish.

The plug itself is 3.5 x 1 inch, small and rounded at the tip. It is gently tapered to the small indented neck and it has a 2 inch flange which as we all know is completely necessary in any anal toy as the human bottom sucks things up just as easily and efficiently as it expels. As I mentioned before the silkiness of the silicone make me almost believe the plug could be used without lube but that is never a good idea when it comes to anal play. This, together with the unintimidating shape and size really do make this a great choice for first timers. Some couples get put off by all the interesting curves and bumps on lots of anal sex toys but this one appeals to newcomer and more experienced people alike.


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Sex Toy: b-Vibe Novice – Review


The b-Vibe Novice is 100% body safe, phthalate free, easy to clean and it doesn’t seem to attract dust at all. Unfortunately it is only splash proof and not waterproof, this disappoints me a little. Other similar anal sex toys in this category and price range have managed to get round this problem. It charges via a USB cord and for a 2 hour charge you get 1.5 hours of play.

The Novice is small enough to wear around and about if you wanted. The base is small enough that you could probably sit down comfortably without the need for a cushion. This opens up all sorts of fun avenues for couples to make the most of the remote control.

I must admit I had a bit of trouble using the plug the first time. I am apt to dive straight in ignoring the manual. My default press and hold routine didn’t work though and I discovered the sex toy had a travel lock. It is a great feature but not so great for those of us selling the toys. Once it is turned on the fun really begins. The range, power and rumbly quality of the vibrations is very impressive! This is especially true for a toy this small and unassuming. The vibrations spread all through the toy evenly from the motor which is often not the case with toys. You need the remote to increase and decrease the intensity but the 15 patterns can be accessed either remotely or directly from the base of the toy by pressing the button. The remote was just as good to use as the one which came with the Rimming plug. It is one of the best remotes I have ever tested. It worked to a distance of 30 feet. It easily worked through flesh and clothing to. A big round of applause for b-Vibe on that score. I am not a patterns person but with 15 to choose from there is definitely one for everyone. The vibrations, size and shape of this toy mean that you don’t have to limit it to anal play, it is also perfect for clitoral stimulation. Just don’t forget to clean in between chopping and changing orifices.

The b-Vibe Novice definitely gets a big thumbs up from me. I can’t really think of any down sides. If b-Vibe are listening, I say to you as I do to others, in the future maybe put some lights on the remote to indicate what intensity the butt plug is at. The plug is so narrow, there could be a danger of it slipping out if worn during vaginal sex but conversely, its small size means that other toys can be used vaginally at the same time without the discomfort that is sometimes experienced when doing that. So yes b-Vibe have done it again! I eagerly anticipate what else they have to offer.


About the Author: Emily is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres









Andrew is right into the Fet Lifestyle and enjoys BDSM. He has written about these subjects in many arena’s and is an expert at Shibari. He shares his knowledge by working with Adultsmart a sex toy store. Enjoy the descriptive and educational articles he has written.

Review: b-Vibe Novice, Trio and Rimming

b-Vibe Novice

I am immensely thankful to Alicia Sinclair the creator of b-Vibe who provided me with a Novice butt plug to review. In this review, I’ll talk about the b-Vibe Novice in detail and compare it to the other b-Vibe butt plugs that are available making it easier for you to find the perfect fit.

b-Vibe strikes me as a company who truly care about their customer’s happiness, health and comfort. Their range of anal toys are produced with those three important qualities in mind creating adult toys of the highest standard. In the past anal stimulation has been considered to be a taboo subject, to throw the taboo out of the window Alicia Sinclair the creator of b-Vibe ensured her intimate adult lifestyle product’s encapsulated class, sensuality, friendliness and fun.

The packaging bares pictures of couples of all sexualities, highlighting that it is a product for all types of couples. They truly didn’t spare any details on the packaging which is super fun and informative. The cover shows all of the toy’s functions, information on the materials used and has a diagram to show you where the motors are located. I do have to admit, I pictured the toys to all be much larger than they really are. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as I believe once you take a look at each toy in person, they truly are the perfect size for your average beginner, intermediate and advanced anal play enthusiasts.

The cover slips off (which I love it’s like you’re opening up a little present) to reveal a sturdy cardboard box, which could be coloured or black; depending on the toy you choose. When you open up the cardboard box, the left hand side is a cute message to the new owner, as well as relaying information on the toy itself. The message from the creator reads:

“Congratulations on your b-Vibe purchase. You now own the only premium plug that delivers the strength of three powerful motors into one premium plug. Prepare to experience the versatility and strength. We hope you enjoy the B-Vibe plug. The pleasure is now yours.”

This is a small and simple touch which makes you feel as though time and effort was put into the final touches of the packaging and design: a quality that reputable companies, like b-Vibe, are known for. The toy itself is cased in side of an AMAZING storage case. My face lit up when I saw it the first time. Not just a draw string bag, but a hard, plastic SHINY case which properly houses your toy and charger for safe traveling and storage. ​They truly spared nothing on the design and packaging of these beautiful toys.

I’m happy to report that the b-Vibe Novice, Trio and Rimming come with a set of instructions which is not something many toys have! Because you know, everyone uses technology we should all know how to use everything! The instructions are in great detail. They outline everything from charging the toy, using the toy, changing the batteries on the remote and even how to properly clean the toy; as you’d expect from sex-positive experts!

b-Vibe’s anal toys are made from the highest quality body-safe silicone that is absolutely EXQUISITE. They are the smoothest of smooth almost dolphin like. It’s so smooth that I think I enjoy holding the toy in my hand just as much as I enjoy holding it in my butt. Kidding, its way better in your butt. But still, that silicone though.


b-Vibe Novice Sex Toy Image
Sex Toy: b-Vibe Novice


The smallest of the three is the b-Vibe Novice which has an insertable length of 3.35″ and is rounded off at the tip, as are the other two. HALLELUJAH for a rounded tip, those pointy ones can be super uncomfortable when moving around or when sitting for long periods of time. Not sure about you but I don’t quite enjoy stabbing the insides of my anal canal. The toy comes to a small neck at the end, 0.5″ in width, making it comfortable and easy to keep in.

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Sex Toy: b-Vibe Trio


The b-Vibe Novice is a beginner anal toy that has one motor that has the strength of three with 6 vibration levels and 15 vibration patterns. The b-Vibe Trio is an intermediate anal toy has three motors to provide powerful stimulation that is evenly distributed throughout the toy with 8 vibration levels and 9 vibration patterns. I do appreciate the diversity that patterns bring to a toy and B-Vibe definitely didn’t skip that ingredient on these beauties.

The strength of vibrations between the b-Vibe Novice and the Trio are pretty indistinguishable, not to say they aren’t amazing in power, but to say that you’re not missing out on any crazy functions by choosing one over the other. The vibrations of the two toys are strong and rumbly, exactly what you want from an anal toy. Buzzy vibrations provide a tickly sensation, while rumbly toys provide a vibration that can penetrate and permeate through your nerve endings deeper to provide a much more intense sensation. ​

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Sex Toy: b-Vibe Rimming


The b-Vibe Rimming Plug is the largest of the vibrating butt plugs, it has a motor for strong tip vibrations that feature 6 pleasurable vibrating patterns. It has rotating beads in the neck of the toy to incorporate rimming sensations that feature 6 unique rotating levels. The beads have been designed to sit at the entrance of your butt, where the highest level of nerve-endings are located. How cool is the human body! ​There’s not much else to say of Rimming, apart from its astonishingly awesome.

All of three toys are shower safe, making them easy to clean. Each toy can keep it’s charge for up to an hour and a half of use in one go, or split over several uses.

As you can probably tell, b-Vibe spared nothing with their anal toys. They all come with wireless one touch remotes that can control the sex toys from 30 feet away. The remote’s are all made from that sweet, sweet dolphin-like silicone that the toys are, so you get the pleasure of the plug in your butt and the pleasure of the remote in your hand (still deciding which is better). They’re easy to control once synced with the toy, comprising of 4 simple buttons, on/off, functions, + and -. The b-Vibe remotes can work for up to 30 feet in range, making them a fun addition to any outdoor activity you decide to bring it on.

Out of a score of 100, I’d give the b-Vibe Novice, Trio and Rimming a 110. They truly encapsulate ALL of the qualities a high-end, luxury toy should, while still going above and beyond in minute details like design and packaging. Whatever you chose, whether it’s the Novice, the Trio or Rimming – I can guarantee that you’ll be over the moon with your purchase, because the toys really are a catch! Pick one up while you can, we’re not going to be able to keep these on the shelves for long.



About the Author: Chloe is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres










Andrew is right into the Fet Lifestyle and enjoys BDSM. He has written about these subjects in many arena’s and is an expert at Shibari. He shares his knowledge by working with Adultsmart a sex toy store. Enjoy the descriptive and educational articles he has written.
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