The Easiest Way To Train Your Octopus

Woman Training Your Octopuss

All of our sexual play is born from fantasy, these fantasies can vary greatly from person to person. Each taking their imagination to one’s own pleasure limits. When it comes to toys the market is full of companies competing for bigger grander toys and of course the shock factor. What these companies share in common is their products resemblance to an anatomical human penis. But for some, the fantasy goes beyond the size. They dream beyond the natural world, they escape to a place of wonder. A place only found only found in the pages of your favourite Science Fiction novel or James Cameron Film.

Bad Dragon’s Cum Lubes

If I am going to tell you about my first experience into the “Fantastical” realm of Bad Dragon toys I’m going to have to start with their lubes! Along with my selected toy, I got both of Bad Dragon’s “Cum lube” in Clear and… Cum. Cum Lube? I bet your questioning? No need to question, this product is EXACTLY as it sounds. The contents of these bottles (I had to try both) were the stickiest, stringiest substances I’ve ever used in the bedroom. It was like mashing up marshmallows between your fingers until its creamy and stringy, only these lubes led to much more fun activities. I strongly recommend using this lube in easy to clean areas, it’s messy! Don’t get me wrong, this was not a bad thing. The way this lube feels the consistency is like magic. Virtually these two lubes are the same. These lubes are safe to use with sex toys as they are water-based and is meant to resemble Cum. As I said earlier, one is clear the other is a cloudy white, much like cum. I did personally enjoy the Cum one better. For no other reason then you could visually see it better. Trust that the interactions you have with this lube are entertaining in themselves. You will not be disappointed with this lube, Bad Dragon tugged out a winner with this stuff.

Personal Lubricant by Bad Dragon
Image: Cum Lube In Clear And Cum Lube

Ika The Tentacle Dildo

Now that I have told you little about the lube from Bad Dragon, now comes time to delve into my foray into the fantasy pleasure zone. When choosing a toy from Bad Dragon the options…the options…the options. For every Style design, and believe you me, they have designs to blow your mind. Each toy comes in a plethora of colours and swirls combinations for you to choose from. On top of colour choice, Bad Dragon toys come in variable firmness options depending on your preference. They offer a size range as well, Bad Dragon has all the bases covered here!

Ika The Tentacle Dildo
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I ended up taking IKA (a Tentacle arm like dildo) home with me in the small size and in a soft firmness. I was new to this realm and wanted my introduction to be as comfortable as possible. I myself as open as I think of myself was more than a little apprehensive about using a dildo shaped like a tentacle. I just hadn’t considered it I guess… perhaps because for so long quality products in this genre didn’t exist, so I never looked. I certainly wasn’t going to find a tentacle to have sex with in the real world so I didn’t see a need to find one I could use alone. Very glad Bad Dragon has shown me why I would want to find a toy like this. To say this toy is unique beyond anything I’ve used before is too obvious of a statement, I mean… its a TENTACLE! The textures, the ridges from the suction cup design along the tentacle arm are tantalising! The design is so good that all the textures don’t get in the way of an easy entry with this toy. I am still blown away at how fun this toy was to use. I will say, and I’m surprising myself again when I say this, I do wish I had gone with a slightly larger size toy with a Medium firmness. I think this would have added to my pleasure experience in just the right ways. I might even have to go back and get another, Both the TAKO and the ELDEN have caught my eye… and I’m pretty eager to see what else Bad Dragon has in store!

Foaming Toy Cleaner

The last but certainly not least part of my Fantasy adventure with Bad Dragon is their Foaming Toy Cleaner. Bad Dragons toy cleaner might be made from Dragons Tears? When they say a little goes a long way, they weren’t kidding. When I am playing with toys anally I personally like to use a little bit of an anal comfort serum initially. With doing this I do notice it leave a film on toys that can be a little harder to remove. Nothing a little extra rubbing doesn’t fix. But with Bad Dragons Foaming Toy Cleaner, one small pump a rub down of the toy and it was like the film from the serum never existed. Impressed, to say the least.

Toy Cleaner by Bad Dragom
Image: Foaming Toy Cleaner

Bad Dragon has certainly made a believer out of me. Like all other science fiction fanatics, I am very excited for what else I can get my hands on from their amazing creators.

Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human SexualitySave

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The Real Power Of “SLUTS”

A Photo That Fights Against Rape Culture

Slut, a word that is packing so much punch behind it, a word that we have all seen and probably thrown around with little regard! Slut, it’s just a string of 4 short letters and yet the impact it has had on so many is immeasurable.  This word, Slut, struck a chord amongst anyone who stands for equality, when a member of a particular police force addressed a crowd of college women and expressed in his opinion (which sadly is agreed with by other misogynists and bigots), that if women didn’t want to be “sexually” harassed, assaulted or raped “shouldn’t dress like Sluts”!

The statement made by this officer sparked a movement to take back ownership over one’s own body. This is exactly what the SlutWalk aims to do.

The Amber Rose SlutWalk is a non-profit event that is beginning to play a monumental role in the movement towards social justice, ending body shaming, gender equality, ending rape culture and a huge one in my opinion victim blaming, fueled by this mission, the Amber Rose Empowerment Weekend was born. Amber Roses SlutWalk has a global impact with a presence in over 200 countries.

LELO Fights For Gender Equality
Photo: Maggie West Photography For SlutWalk 2017

Amber Roses Slut walks bring thousands of people across the gender, sex, race, age, class, education, and professions together for an unforgettable experience.

There is no “type” on what someone involved in the Amber Rose SlutWalk would look like. You DO NOT need to come from an activist background or know anything about these issues, just be open minded. Their mission is serious, and on this day of dressing up, strutting your stuff, and standing up for gender equality is filled with fun, laughter, and a community to support a tremendous cause. The SlutWalk is about self-expression, unity, shedding stereotypes, and supporting one another.

Celebrating its 3rd year running the Slut Walk was joined by Adultsmart and Oh Zones good friends at LELO as the walks premier sponsor. I couldn’t have thought of a better pairing for this event. Both of these entities pride themselves on breaking barriers and opening up ideals to include healthy and happy sex positive lifestyles. LELO’s CMO Steve Thomson and the Slut Walks innovator Amber Rose both recognise that the fight for Gender and Sexual equality is the fight of our generation.

LELO fights against sexual harrassment
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LELO not only got behind helping the Slut Walk with Branding etc… LELO went all out for this event. Providing their luxury brand toys for giveaways and prize packs. You can find pictures on the Slut Walks Instagram of ring tosses onto LELO’s Soraya Vibrator… This would have been so fun, if I do say so myself.

On top of the giveaways and prizes LELO provided they also sponsored Visual Artist Maggie West and her installation at this year’s Walk. Maggie’s Photography work captures the true power in the female form, her combination of lighting and body positioning demonstrate sexuality and sexual empowerment. It’s like a 3 way match made in heaven.

With the combined forces of Amber Rose and the Global Brand LELO the Slut Walk has real potential to bring empowerment to those in marginalised groups. Amber Rose and her public presence has already done so much to empower women within their own skin. She is unapologetically her true self, expressing herself in an honest manner whether you agree with her lifestyle or life choices, she is to be commended for her passion to create equality. And LELO began their venture about 15 years ago with a plan to change the way buyers see sex toys. As a world leader in adult pleasure LELO have created a packaged product that is not only easy on the eyes but enticing to any potential buyer, and even for those who didn’t know they were looking.

The Slut Walk for 2017 might be over but you can still show your support at The Amber Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Amber Rose. Rose started this foundation to support her personal mission of uplifting, empowering, and enhancing women around the world. The funds raised through donations will help bring future events to life, with on-site services, like HIV testing, sexual awareness booths, food vendors and merchandise vendors. But more importantly, donations will go to support groups and organizations for women who’ve been subject to slut shaming, a lack of implication of double standards, sexual assault, and rape.

No More Sexual Violence

No More Victim Blaming

No More Derogatory Labels

No More Gender Inequality

For more information about LELO sex toys, vibrators and products read Adultsmart’s VIP interview with Hannah Holmes.

Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human SexualitySave

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#MeToo Fighting Sexual Harassment & Assault!

Hashtag for sexual assault and harrassment

In solidarity with the internet world I am joining the #metoo movement currently happening. Now if you haven’t been online over this past weekend, you might be wondering what the #metoo movement is or what I am talking about? A little over a week ago a major movement began in the Hollywood circle with sexual assault and harassment charges were brought forth by one of the industry’s most notable. These allegations are nothing new, countless incidents have been brought forth against countless people for years and years. What makes this instance so unique is the backing support it has received from women and men around the world who have had enough, in particular Alyssa Milano (Who’s the Boss, Charmed) started a tweet:

Twitter Facebook And Instagram Trending Hashtag
Image: Alyssa Milano’s #MeToo Tweet

 “If all the people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Metoo.” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. #MeToo”

Hollywood Actress Alyssa Milano
Photo: Alyssa Milano

This tweet has sparked a viral online movement and one that is causing a number of debates amongst its own supporters. I first started seeing this post specifically calling for “Women” who’ve experienced these forms of harassment and assault to come together in solidarity, soon after I started seeing men, women and non-binary identifiers also posting their stories, or simply indicating a #metoo.  For many this is a movement to bring awareness to the harassment and mistreatment of WOMEN that has been swept under the rug for too long. Others are proclaiming this is the opportunity to show that sexual harassment, assault and rape are not just a Women’s issue, but rather everyone’s issue.  1 in 4 girls will be sexually mistreated in some way before they are 18, that same statistic applies to 1 in 6 boys. I’d say this is everyone’s issue and in 2017 when the movement for equality has made more stride than ever before, there’s no better cause to come together for.

Now that you have a little more information about the #metoo trend happening around you, I’d like to take this time to share my experience.

As a man, and for one who grew up in rural Canada surrounded by every hegemonic masculine stereotype you can imagine, I endured physical and mental harassment from peers in school for being different. I personally never gave much thought to sexual harassment and how it would, could and did eventually affect me.

When I was 19 or 20 I had been casually “seeing” a guy for some time, we went to movies, shared dinners etc. On this particular night which happened to be his birthday, he had people over to his condo for drink and celebrations, nothing unusual here. I turned up later than the rest of the guests as I had prior commitments. When I arrived everyone was well into the celebrations, him included. Everyone was full of love and laughter, the night was just like any small birthdays you’ve been to. As the guests levels of intoxication grew the party dwindled down, having arrived later I was leagues behind where this guy was on the drunk meter. As the last guests were leaving, I decided I would head home as well, but first to put this guy to bed. We had been seeing each other for a while and known each other longer; I thought the nice thing to do would be to make sure he was comfortable in bed.  After leading him from a half passed out position on his recliner to his bedroom, his energy level picked right up. The whispers of seduction were pouring from his lips, I playfully laughed it off and told him I was putting him to bed and I would see him the following day (I’m not one for drunk sex). He began kissing me and soon we were horizontal on the bed. I played it off with laughter and repeatedly telling him I was tucking him in and walking home… alone! The seductive moves began to get more forceful with one hand on my wrist and soon followed by the second. Even at this point, pinned to a bed, a man much larger than myself on top, I still didn’t feel like I was in a situation of assault. In my mind he was drunk. I began repeating for him to let me go, admittedly I was laughing and smiling through this. I continued to repeat myself, when his knees began pushing against my legs, still pinned at the wrists and the full weight of this man atop me I began to feel for lack of a better word claustrophobic. It was this feeling at the time that prompted me to use my head. Literally, when he leaned in to kiss my face or neck or wherever he was aiming I threw my forehead into his face. It was like lightning, his grip released my hands and I rolled off the bed in one movement.

I didn’t say a word, I don’t even remember leaving his apartment. I remember walking down the nearly deserted city street walking with as much “unf” as I could muster, it was about a 30 minute walk from his place to mine. To be honest I don’t remember getting home, or what I did with myself. I don’t remember being scared or upset at what had happened. As I said before, in my mind it was the alcohol. I chalked up what had taken place to the results of alcohol.

It wasn’t until the next morning that I found my t shirt with blood splatters across the front.

Perhaps putting the blame on something intangible, kept me and my brain from re living and mentally playing over the events to determine his actual motives.  I didn’t “date” this guy again, I just lost interest.  I never acknowledged within myself that I might have ill feelings towards him or in fact I didn’t think about it again for years.

The effects of that night did dawn on me years later, while dating another person who suffered from alcoholism (I’ve dated some winners). During this relationship after his countless benders he would always end up apologising for this and that, he would always blame it on the alcohol. After a few repeat offences and repeat apologies from this guy I knew it wasn’t the alcohol that lead to this behaviour. The alcohol just lowered the inhibitions that would tell someone “it’s not a good idea”. Alcohol doesn’t make you do things out of nowhere, it just lowers your sense of judgment and inhibitions.

After the later relationship ended I was out at an event in Vancouver and I bumped into “the guy”. All was well until he approached me outside the venue. He began the conversation as if his birthday night was the other day and not years prior. He was apologetic, he was afraid, he was ashamed. I didn’t know how to react, the emotions I was feeling in that moment were too overwhelming and came out of left field. I hadn’t acknowledged my own hurt and here he was exploding his. I did the only thing I knew how to do, and that was to accept his apology as cordially as I could and smiled then answered a fake phone call, told him I needed to take it and proceeded back inside the venue to my friends.

Now years later since all of this has happened and as i reflect on the situation as a whole i am left with more questions. What I should have said to him? Did he deserve that platform to express himself? Did his words bring up more trauma than healing?

No two situations are the same, no two people go through the same emotional process. That is what is so tricky with situations like these, not every matter is black and white. The one thing that is for sure is that your body is yours alone, no one has dominion over it but you.

I have shared my #metoo story along with many others. And I question what good will it do? I might be able to sit here and recount this story, countless others who’ve gone through their own situations may not and that doesn’t make their story any less important or imperative to this movement. No one is entitled to another’s story, nor is anyone obligated to share their story. These are personal offenses and take a personal journey to deal with.

For a personal story about recovering from sexual assault read Morgan’s article “Deciding to Touch”. Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre’s are LGBTQI safe spots for people who may be in distress.

Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human Sexuality

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VIP Interview With Hannah Holmes General Manager Of LELO Oceania

Pleasure Company LELO

LELO is an adult lifestyle company who are incredibly famous for designing luxury sex toy products that are available to buy worldwide.  LELO is based in Stockholm, Sweden and have been making high quality vibrators, prostate massagers, massage oils and candles for well over 14 years. They have received a countless number of awards ranging from winning StorErotica’s Marketing Campaign of the Year award for the Beyond The Wave movie in 2016 which has received over 1.2 million views on Youtube to winning ETO Award’s Best Luxury Brand & Best Trade Marketing Award in 2016. The products have been seen in the media including Women’s Health, Playboy, GQ, Wired and Cosmopolitan. The founder Filip Sedic had said:

“Millions of people enjoy LELO, it’s just sometimes the best luxuries you keep to yourself.”

This is a VIP Interview with Hannah Holmes the General Manager of LELO Oceania.

Who are you and how did you become involved in the adult toy industry?

My name is Hannah Holmes and I am but a virgin unto the adult industry! I have always been intrigued by the market and when the opportunity recently arose for me to head such a premium and coveted brand I simply couldn’t resist.

What is your position with LELO?

I am the General Manager of LELO Oceania.

Tell me a bit about your company

Founded in Stockholm in 2003, our goal was to transform the perception of what a sex toy could be.

Inspired by art, nature and the anatomy, LELO’s product designs revolutionised the industry with their unique blend of beauty, luxury and performance. 14 years on we are distributed in 51 countries, have won over 40 major design awards and sold a staggering 13 million products worldwide.

What are the products you bring into the marketplace?

LELO has an extensive range of products for male, female & couples play.

We offer clitoral stimulators, rabbit and G-spot vibrators, prostate massagers, rings, beads, plugs and accessories.

Our most popular products include the SORAYA, SMART WAND, INA WAVE & the BRUNO – all of which are made with FDA approved silicone and a Lithium Ion battery which is capable of over 6000 charges.

LELO Bruno Black
Sex Toy: LELO Bruno In Black

How do you feel your products impact people?

From my own personal experience, I think our products impact with seduction. From their shape to their fabrication to their packaging, LELO products first intrigue customers with their class and then delight them with their function.

I am also captivated by the journey our creative campaigns can take you on. My favourite Instagram campaign involves an erotic photography series set in natural surrounds. It’s just divine.

What’s a typical day in the life of Hannah Holmes at LELO?

Being only new to the business, my current course is one of complete brand immersion.

I am busily attending trade shows, meeting our stakeholders and travelling abroad to understand our global business.

I also had the privilege of visiting the factory where our products are made and was blown away by the meticulous detail that goes into their construction. All hand-made, the artistry is fascinating to witness and gave me such respect for the design and workmanship involved.

What are your favourite products and why?

Gwyneth Paltrow’s endorsement first compelled my love affair for the 24-karat gold INEZ for its unashamed luxury at $15,000. Our latest release however, the SONA Cruise, is undoubtedly my new darling.

LELO Inez Gold In Box
Sex Toy: LELO Inez In Gold

It’s a clitoral stimulator that produces fluttering sonic pulsations that undulate at your preferred intensity for a really deep and sensual climax. For me, sexual pleasure is more about the journey than the destination, so I enjoy starting with the softest mode and gradually build. The SONA Cruise is also made from body safe silicone, is completely waterproof & is USB-rechargeable which also satisfies my practical requirements.

LELO Sona Cruise Cerise
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What are you most looking forward to in the near future with LELO?

I am really excited about bringing the market some newness! It’s been a long time coming and I think our customers will be delighted with both the design and functionality of the SONA Cruise. We also have other exciting products in the NPD pipeline for next year which I am eagerly waiting to release.

Author:  Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human SexualitySave

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Big To A “Hole” New Level

Man Orgasming

If you like countless others love the full feeling a Grande size cock leaves you, turn off tinder and grindr because you’re not going to find a better match then fullness that can be had with any member of the Mr Hankey Toys Collection. These sex toys take the word Big to a “hole” new level.

Founder and creator of the Mr. Hankey Toys collection noticed a real need for quality and reliable sex toys on the greater end of the size scale. A few (hundred) gallons of PLATINUM Silicone and countless hours of trial and error the First Mr Hankey Toys

For the true “Ass-ficionado” out there Mr Hankey Toys are designed with pleasure in mind. Starting with their Silicone which I have already mentioned is Platinum grade. This grade of silicone is not only safest for the body but it’s also the easiest to take care of. Because of its stellar quality graded silicone, this means the Mr Hankey Toys are safe to use with your favourite Silicone lube, which is perfect for these larger situations. Personally, I like a Silicone/Water-based Gel combo lube like the Gel Lube by WICKED. This Lube and others can be found at an Oh Zone Store near you. These sex toys are designed to last a lifetime. They won’t melt or shrink the size when left with other silicone sex toys in your collection. Another plus, the Mr Hankey Collection is odourless, cuz who wants that heavy chemical smell that comes with so many oversized jelly and rubber sex toys!

Adding to their appeal, the Mr Hankey Toys come in 2 different densities. This is a perfect feature that I wish more companies considered. Mr Hankey Toys are offered in “Medium Firm” This version is firm but not hard. Honestly it’s the density of a fully erect (Humongous) penis.

The second density option is the “75% Soft” this model is perfect for a beginner entering the Jumbo-sphere of sex toys. This density option is exactly what it says, a 75% erect penis… that’s also humongous! The added softness of this option gives the hole in use a more flexible entry. That added “Squish” will allow you to try things you didn’t think you could.

If you’re the kind of person who likes options and likes the ability to customise your purchases, Mr Hankey has another one for you. You can purchase your sex toy to be Vac-U-Lock compatible. What this would mean if you ordered the Vac-U-Lock version is that simply the sex toy you came with would have a Vac-U-Hole at the bottom of the sex toy. This hole allows the Mr Hankey Toys to be added to any Vac-U-Lock Harness, that’s right ladies you can strap these friendly giants to yourself and feel the power they provide. We just got a number of amazing harnesses by Fetish Fantasy Series in the stores, these would be great for the Mr Hankey’s Toy collection.

Leather Fantasy Harness By Fetish Fantasy Seroes
Sex Toy: Leather Fantasy Harness

If these features weren’t enough to have you filled with anticipation, Mr Hankey’s Toys come in 3 colours. Tan, Brown and Black perfect for whatever your fantasy is. And if your fantasy is missing that ever loved “slapping” sound balls make when he’s thrusting hard and fast. Surprise Surprise Mr Hankey’s have that fantasy covered too with “Remove-O-Balls”. A Silicone attachment that replicates a ball sack that can be attached to your favourite sex toys. Is there anything these guys haven’t thought of?

REMOVE-O-BALLS By Mr. Hankey Toys
Sex Toy: REMOVE-O-BALLS

There is a reason I have been telling you all about the Mr Hankey’s Toys. I was lucky enough to walk into work the other day and be handed one of these Silicone Masterpieces. Unlike any Dildo I had ever seen… and believe you me, I have seen A LOT of dildos. Mr Hankey’s “Seahorse” is a stand-alone sex toy. Firstly let’s get the obvious out of the way, the look of it! The Seahorse has the most unique exterior. Designed to match the exoskeleton like exterior of a seahorse. This feature is designed to amplify the pleasure sensations for the opening hole… whichever you choose to use. I’ve seen countless sex toys add a vein feature to sex toys adding a texture dimension to the sensation, but the bumps, ridges and grooves of the Seahorse take this texture sensation to a whole other world.

Size Range Of Seahorse By Mr Hankey ToysBuy Now | Dildo Sex Toy Shop

The Seahorse design is tapered from base to the tip, making insert-ability as easy as possible. This specific taper design allows the hole to open gradually and safely.

After examining this sex toy from every direction I jumped onto the Mr Hankey’s Toy Website to have a look at the company’s history (I like to know who I’m getting into bed with). I was a little disappointed that the Creator of Mr Hankey’s wants to maintain a level of anonymity due to the stigma that comes from this industry, also being so familiar with the industry I can also respect this decision. After reading further my intrigue continued to grow. There’s a whole section on temperature play. You can put Mr Hankey’s Toys in the freezer if you like cool sensations and even microwave your sex toy for up to 2 minutes ( try at your own risk) if you like heat play!

Needless to say, I am very excited for the newest addition to my sex toy collection.

Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON) – Human Sexuality

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