I Got HUGE – Using My Extender!

Male Edge Basic Penis Extender Image

Within every study from social to psychological the results are the same, a man’s confidence is directly affected by the size of his member. This could stem from any number of factors like the animalistic drive for reproduction to the instinctual competitive nature of male primates and how he compares to the average penis size. Whatever the reason is people have seen the demand and there is no shortage of “fixes” or products out there that claim to give you a bigger penis. This article isn’t going to talk about the many many many pills on the market or the endless creams that all claim will change the physical anatomy of your penis. What I am going to discuss are the mechanical devices that you physically have to administer and use in a regulated and consistent manner.

What Is a Penis Extender?

A penis extender is also known as a stretcher or a penis traction device. These devices all work using a Physics principle of traction that is most traditionally used in bone and joint surgery. If you are not familiar with traction, it’s the complex process of moving from a steady point to another point. I find it easiest to think of it as a pulling force. Like when you jump and grab a branch to pull it to the ground, the force you apply when pulling the branch down is the traction.

How Does A Penis Extender Work?

How the extender devices work is pretty much the same across the board, the cells that make up our body tissues and more specifically the penis tissues multiply when a traction force is applied. This can also be looked at as when damage is done the body then works extra to compensate for the injury or damage. This has been seen in shins, arms, and spines. When cell multiplication takes place in any situation will result in the growth or extension of the particular tissue being affected. In theory, if you apply the traction principal to the penis enlargement “crisis” the Extender Device uses a controlled, measurement of traction force from the pubis base to the head tip. In theory this will encourage the cell regrowth along the penis. It is essentially being pulled through the middle of the shaft along the Corpora Cavernosa. This is a soft tissue that can be damaged quiet easy. Extenders work by using that traction or pulling force to elongate the penis shaft for long periods of time to break down some of that soft tissue and encourage the body to repair (multiply its own cells) thus elongating the penis.

Male Edge Basic Penis Extender Kit Image
Buy Now | Male Edge penis extender range

Penis Extender Studies

Over the last few years, a growing number of studies have been conducted surrounding the use of these extenders. According to results I have seen conducted in Spain, all the studies published positive results with noticeable changes in those who used the device. Digging deeper into the results, it is very clear that the most noticeable changes were in correcting curvatures of the penis rather than effecting the length of the study participants.

I think it is also important to note that in those studies all participants used the devices under the supervision of trained medical professionals. If you are not familiar with the limitations of the body these devices could cause permanent damage. And that is really the opposite of what users of these devices are after. I do employ that if you are looking into these devices, please don’t read information from any sites who are directly representing an Extender brand. Read the good and the bad, it’s all important. Just because the brand or imaging for the Extender includes “DR” or “Medical” does not make it safer to use.

Penis Extender Price Range

These devices are not cheap, and not something to be purchased on a whim. It is very important that if you are a potential buyer that you do your research, come in to an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre and don’t be afraid to ask questions. We carry a number of different options from $150-$400. From the outside these products will look the same. They all use the same general assembly and are attached to the penis in the same general manner. However the biggest difference you will notice is the maximum measurement of traction force that can be applied. Now of course you don’t start at the highest traction. But if it’s a device you intend to use to its fullest potential, the lower price point devices will only get you so far.

Other Methods To Increase Your Penis Size

If after reading this and hopefully many articles and reviews you have decided that these devices are outside of your comfort zone, perhaps you can try the method that inspired these devices. It’s called Jelqing! I know what? Jelqing is considered the original penis extension method that involves warm water and your hand. Seems simple but there’s more to it than just that. I won’t go into it now, but something for you to look into if you’re interested. There are also various other methods to increase your penis size.

Author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human SexualitySave

Save

Save

Save

This Fun Toy Makes My G Pop!

Fun Toys Gpop Package Sex Toy Image

The best surprises come when you take a toy home that you had no idea you had been looking for. What I mean is you buy something to try and it turns out to be your new favourite. And this surprise came for me in the form of the Fun Toys Gpop Plug! This little guy flew completely under my radar. I must admit when I first saw its packaging the design nerd in me got a bit excited. The plug comes in a tube like box which is nearly seamless. A seamless circle! That’s so cool. The Fun Toys Gpop is so unique that it’s designed to work for both female G-Spot stimulation and the male P-Spot or prostate gland. I don’t know why, but this might have been one of the reasons I over looked this Gpop plug. Assuming as most should that because the anatomy differences between the location of the G-Spot and the P-Spot how could one toy work so well for both?

I am always on the hunt for new and stimulating plugs, in the past, I have never found much satisfaction from vibrating toys. (Think my P-Spot needs a bit more “unf” if you know what I mean?). I am very pleased to say that after using the Fun Toys Gpop I will be giving a few more vibrating toys a second venture.

When I review any product I like to include both the up and downs for the product as things can always be improved on. This review will be a bit different as I don’t have anything negative to say about the Gpop. I am also not saying its “Perfect” just that anything the Gpop is lacking can be found in another of the Fun Toys “Pop” series.

It’s Fun Size!

This Gpop is the perfect size to start your sexual adventures with. The tiniest bit of a good water based lube like the “WICKED Toy Love” Lubricant found at Oh Zone stores and the Adultsmart website. It really just needs a little bit, this toy is so smooth it slides right in. But you can use whatever your favourite is. Keep in mind that as the Gpop is a silicone toy it will be best used with water based lubes!

And now for the exciting part. The Gpop may appear small and slightly underwhelming to anyone more familiar with anal play, however, its design fits perfectly into that ever so favourable P-Spot. For the first time in a while, I was very appreciative for the smaller size of this plug, even the handle fit comfortably between the cheeks. I could have worn it for much much longer, and will be in the very near future. Now I mentioned earlier I haven’t been a fan of vibrating toys in the past that changed in a moment with this toy! Its design, and I know I* have mentioned the design already, but it really sits on the P-Spot, and then the vibrations begin!!! The vibrations are almost focused on the P-Spot and not aimlessly vibrating the hollow of the anal cavity like I have experienced in the past with other vibrating toys.

Fun Toys Gpop Package Sex Toy Image
Buy Now | Prostate Sex Toy Shop

Vibrations And Controls

The power button and vibration variation control is an easy to reach button located on the top of the loop ring handle. Makes it easy for you to reach around and press to adjust the variations and speeds, and easy for a partner to switch it up for you as well. Gpop has 3 speeds with 6 variation patterns. There is one particular pattern 3rd or 4th on the settings that acts like a crescendo of vibrations and it was pretty great! While some other vibrating plugs come with more power and more settings to your enjoyment, the Gpop form and fit to the inner workings of the body make this a stand out plug!

Shower And Bath Time Friendly

The Fun Toy Gpop also says its fully shower and bath time friendly. I’m not normally one to take time for a human skin soup soak, but the idea of sitting back and letting the Gpop work its magic in the warm embrace of a tub does seem very appealing.

Why I Love The Gpop Plug

Another reason the Gpop has made an impression with me is while I might be more anal-centric my partner is not. And while it’s fun for him to play with toys on me, it’s also fun when we can both enjoy the collection of toys together. ( Please remember if you are ever sharing toys even with a consistent partner it’s still important to make sure they are cared for and cleaned (The toys… and your partner too I guess. I like to have the WICKED Foam toy cleaner from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres handy). The unique loop ring handle on the Gpop makes this toy very easy to use as a vibrating wand, tantalising and massaging… really any part of the body. The smooth Silicon surface means for a friction free glide around those intimate and perhaps more delicate areas. He was truly impressed with the impact and sensations this little plug gave us! There are many prostate massage tools available but I really love the Fun Toys Gpop Plug!

Author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human SexualitySave

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

To Douche Or Not To Douche?

Skwert Water Bottle Douche Adapter Image

A topic maybe not frequently spoken about might be a little embarrassing for some, but it’s certainly searched through the inter webs a lot. Countless upon countless blogs and articles outlining the do’s and the dont’s when it comes to anal douching. With anal douching just like everything else there are risks both ways. If you don’t douche… well those risk are clearer. If you do decide to douche, how and with what are very important. The following is simply some facts about the biological effects that can occur from douching vs not for you to mull over, the decision is ultimately yours to make as you see fit. I am not a medical professional simply a Human Sexuality and Psychology Graduate.

What is Douching?

It might be best for me to start off by explaining for anyone who isn’t familiar, what douching is. Douching is a cleaning aid system that involves passing water through the anus into the rectum and lower bowels or colon. This part of the body is where our digestive waste collects before disposal. The process of douching can be done in several ways from bulbs to attachments for your everyday household taps and showers. You can find these at any of our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre or online at the Adultsmart store.

Anal Sex And Sexually Transmitted Infections

It is already common knowledge that with anal sex comes a higher risk of STI infection including a higher risk of HIV, and that this is due to the lining of the intestines/bowels to be so thin and therefore it is very fragile, this is why having safe sex is important. What might not be as commonly known is that sphincter or anus acts as a sort of warning barrier in terms of the cluster of nerves that it contains and the design of the muscles. The muscles face outwards to align with the peristalsis or digestive direction i.e. bowel movements. Just entering the anus goes against its physiology so care must be taken. The anus is also full of pain receptors like the skin only in more numbers, they are there specifically there to warn the body of any “aggressive intruder” if you will. These pain receptors have to be gently enticed to relax. Now one might think the solution would be to go slow and use lube? Only it’s not that simple, these specifically placed pain receptors are only located in the first 5cm of the asshole itself, meaning any bump, scratch or tear could go unnoticed causing serious damage and possible infection. But we’re not talking about anal sex, the process of douching can easily have damaging effects.

 

Anal Douching Safety Tips Image
Buy Now | Anal Douches And Enemas Product Range

Does Water Impact The Linings Of The Bowel?

One of the biggest concerns with douching is that by adding water to the bowels you can damage the fragile lining which of course is true. This fragile lining is designed to absorb water, but when it absorbs water in access it increases blood flow to the heart which carries many of its own dangerous risks. When the lining itself is damaged or waterlogged this leads to higher chance of infections.  Inserting the nozzle of the douching device brings a high risk of cutting or tearing the lining, which we have already stated brings high risk of infection. These are all true and bring high risks, which is why taking due care when douching is so important. A common topic that often gets brought up in the debate that is “Douching” is that overuse or frequent use will interfere with your natural workings, and that you could end up dependent on stool softeners and laxatives. There just haven’t been any long term studies actually looking at in depth the effects of frequent anal douching that can conclusively support this.

Why Do People Use Douches?

Now after discussing all the terrible things that can occur from damaging one of the most fragile parts of the body, you might be asking yourself why? Why put yourself at that kind of risk? It’s obvious to anyone reading this you already know the pleasures of anal play, or have been enticed enough to begin your research. You obviously want to experience the pleasures that come with anal interaction and want to be safe about it. So again ask to douche or not? Scat play or sex that involves poo is a fetish “Coprophilia”, is it right for you?

It is important to know that any interaction with fecal matter or poo brings a risk of bacterial infection. Unprotected penetration can cause severe UTI’s in men when fecal matter enters the urethra, Hepatitis A and E are also commonly found in feces, so oral or rimming an area containing feces is also very risky. There are also numerous GI (Gastrointestinal) diseases carried out of the body in this waste, such as Salmonella. The list and the symptoms are endless and none of them seem enjoyable and many can be fatal if not treated.

Conclusion

With all the above information and any other sources you find, it’s time for you to assess your comfort level with fecal matter or “poo” before deciding if douching is right for you. You might be one of those people who has regular bowel movement. When I say regular I mean regular on time and regular of a solid consistency that leaves you feeling completely evacuated. If you are, well la di da aren’t you special! Jokes, if you are you might be confident enough to know your schedule and be able to get away with a quick shower and a thorough cleaning between the cheeks and maybe a quick insert of the finger and you’re ready for insertion. There’s always the small small chance of something left behind. To quote the phrase “Shit happens” it’s true, when playing in this region it’s bound to happen. So how do you feel about that?

I have presented you with many but certainly not all of the biological risks involved with douching or not, the decision is yours!

About the author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human SexualitySave

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

What Do Good Sex Toys Feels Like

Sex Toy Made From Different Materials Image

Working in this industry it is really easy to forget that people may not know information about sex toy materials. Perhaps one out of ten customers have a concern with the material in a specific toy, as a sex educator I try to make it a point to point out whatever material is in each toy I am describing only rarely does it go beyond that. I thought it might be important to share a few quick observations in what I think is crucial information for many of the materials that make up many sex toys today. I will include any concerns you might have using the material and how best to clean each of them.

Sex Toy Material’s And Allergies and Cleanliness

Some of the things you as a consumer might be concerned with might be allergies, common materials people are allergic to in sex toys are but not limited to, Latex, Nickel and even MCS ( Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). MCS sounds worse than it is, it’s basically an umbrella description for people with sensitive skin. This can, of course, present itself in varying degrees depending on the person. Another concern one might have is cleanliness. Some materials are more bacteria prone, these toys tend to be porous in nature, having tiny holes for microscopic bacteria to fester and grow. These toys need extra care when cleaning and should be replaced more regularly. Also important is to use a condom if you’re ever sharing these toys specifically.

What Are Phthalates?

The most recent surge in ingredient fear is Phthalates.

Let’s discuss what Phthalates are. To be specific they are a group of chemicals that when combined aid in softening and increasing flexibility in plastics. There is no conclusive study that tells us in what quantity do phthalates become harmful. Further studies are required to conclude how much phthalates are considered non-toxic. Some of the side effects of Phthalates have been linked to affecting: fertility in both egg and sperm, breast cancer and hormones. Again these are linked not necessarily directly affecting.

It is important to keep in mind that when a label reads “Phthalate free” They are only referring to the specific material of the toy itself. This means that any additions to the toy like handles, buttons or painted details may not be phthalate free.

Common Sex Toy Materials

Now that you have an idea of what concerns you might want to pay attention to for yourself have a read through of the most common materials.

BS Atelier GSpot Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: BS Atelier GSpot

Silicone

Many would argue this is the most life-like feeling material with strong durability. Silicone is Non-toxic, it is also considered hypo-allergenic and has the potential to last a life time. Silicone is non-porous so less worry for bacteria making a home on your favourite toy. One of the major drawbacks to the silicone toys is that they cannot be stored together. Each individual toy must be stored in its own bag. This will keep the silicone from degrading against each other, it will also help keep lint off your toy.

Because of the way silicone reacts with other silicone, you will want to avoid using silicone or combo lubes with these toys. Better to use a water based lube like the new “WICKED Aqua” found at Oh Zone stores now!

Teagan Presley Masturbator
Sex Toy: Teagan Presley Fleshlight

Cyberskin

For those who like to live within the realm of reality, Cyberskin might be what you’ve been looking for. This material is the most life like texture and even warms in response to use like real flesh. Cyberskin is a collection of chemical materials that create soft flesh like material. This material is Phthalate free, however, studies on the effects of the specific materials over long-term have not taken place. Cyberskin is very very stretchy and surprisingly durable. Much like silicone, Cyberskin must be stored separately from other toys as it tends to stick or almost melt to other toys. Also, only water based lubes will do.

Pure Aluminium Black Sex Toy Image
Sex Toy Pure Aluminium

Stainless Steel/Aluminium

Easily the most durable of toy materials. Stainless Steel is easy to care for and user-friendly. Works well with all lubes, and easy to care for, simply wash in warm soapy water or you can use your favourite antibacterial sex toy cleaner. My Choice would be the “Tom of Finland Pleasure Tools Cleaner”, found on the Adultsmart website.

As it is a dense metal we can rest assured that these toys will be phthalate free as well it won’t have pores to host bacteria growth (care must be taken when cleaning if the toy has ridges or grooves). These toys can be relatively heavy but generally sit mid range in price point for those interested.

One thing to consider before using Stainless Steel toys is that they may have traces of Nickel in them, so if you have nickel allergy its best to avoid.

You can always try an Aluminium toy if you’re worried the Nickel in Stainless steel. Aluminium is much lighter weight than the Stainless steel and can be damaged easier. However, they are pore free and easy to clean.

Talea Spreader Bar Bolster Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: Talea Spreader Bar Bolster

PVC

PVC has been a long-time favourite toy material, it is soft and pliable. PVC is Latex free however it can be quiet porous. No guarantee against phthalates, this is because of the porous nature of PVC. There is no phthalate in the actual makeup of PVC.

When playing with PVC water based lubes are always best. Another easy way to clean the toy is to use warm soapy water or a good anti-bacterial toy cleaner is recommended.

Stretchy Cock Ring by OxBalls Sex Toy Image
Sex Toy: OxBalls Cock and Ball Sling

TPR & TPE (Plastics)

Both of these materials are commonly used for their benefits during manufacturing. Both are a heat reacted plastic, TPE becomes much more elastic like with a strong durability level. TPR is much like rubber and has a very high tear threshold. TPR is considered to be hypo-allergenic. Because these materials are soft, to begin with, there will be no phthalates added to them in the process, they are also latex free.

These materials are however porous and require care when cleaning. Like silicone, the TPR and TPE toys cannot be stored with other toys of similar materials as they react with each other.

Bottom Line Butt Plug Model 7 Black Sex Toy Image
Sex Toy: Bottom Line Butt Plug Model 7 Black

Rubber

These toys tend to be inexpensive to make and therefore sold. While the popularity of rubber toys is on the decline with other like Hypo-allergenic toys making their way to shelves, these toys are still great. Perfect for a first timer wanting to try something new before spending the big $$.

As rubber is naturally soft and flexible no phthalates are added to the material, it does, however, contain latex. Rubber is also very porous naturally and requires extra cleaning care. Due to its porous nature, I don’t recommend keeping these toys too long.

This is not a complete conclusive list of all materials, but I think it should give you the reader a better idea of what you should be looking for or at least what to avoid. Don’t forget the staff at all Oh Zone stores are willing and eager to answer any question you might have.

About the author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human SexualitySave

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Playful Cock Ring Gave My Penis Lustre!

Lustre By Playful Flash Rechargeable Cock Ring Sex Toy Image

I have some mixed feelings about this particular cock ring. I was very excited about trying this ring and waited with anticipation for several days for it to arrive. It hosts so many great features but with one major downfall.. for me at least. Perhaps it’s perfect for you? I might not be lusting after the Lustre By Playful Flash Rechargeable Cock Ring, it was, however, a fun night getting to know it.

My First Impression

Starting off with my first impressions based solely on sight and touch, this cock ring is (in my case) a rich royal purple with seamless edges and a smooth surface which got me excited right from the start. I have used many cock rings of all different materials and designs, the feeling of this one was unique.  As I started to explore the ring more the smooth texture stood out more and more, it is really a great feeling ring. It isn’t long before I was pressing the big gold nob to explore it settings and test its power. The Lustre Flash Cock Ring has 7 settings of variable vibrations and is considerably less audible than you’d expect for the power it has and it’s got plenty of it. It claims it runs for 2 hours on a full charge… I can only attest to an hour (A boys gotta sleep no?).

Atop the purple ring is the golden nob encasing the motor, not only does the gold nob adjust the speed and vibration settings, It’s a freaking built in disco, it changes colour!! I will admit that at first, I thought this was going to be a really cheesy feature, a bunch of flashing changing party lights bouncing along a penis shaft. I mean, just picture it! On the contrary, the lights added a gentle ambient mood lighting, in the end, it was kind of fun, way less in your face than my original thought.

Lustre By Playful Flash Rechargeable Cock Ring Sex Toy Image
Buy Now | Playful sex toy range

An Issue I Have With Lustre By Playful

My first and really the only issue I had after intimately familiarizing myself with this Ring, would be the circumference. Lustre’s Flash Ring is a strictly a shaft only ring. My partner even found it difficult to get down his shaft. For any avid cock ring fan, the most pleasure comes when the parts of the penis not exposed (perineum) are being stimulated.  While this ring offers strong vibrations it could have taken it to the next pleasure level had the ring circumference been greater to allow for shaft and balls to be enclosed. Allowing for both “cock and ball” encumbrance would have allowed for deeper erogenous stimulation. The taint or perineum is a wondrous zone that needs, or more so wants attention too… just because it’s hidden away doesn’t mean we should forget it. I think there would have been a great marketing opportunity for the Flash feature and its anal play audience.

Why I Absolutely Love This Cock Ring

This review for the Lustre Flash Ring cannot be complete without discussing the specifically positioned motor inside the Golden Colour Changing Nob; I can only assume this specific shape and design is meant for direct clitoral stimulation? It only seems logical, the material is so soft, it would be welcomed by any clitoris under the right circumstances, of course, I can only assume as I don’t have one. I think however that couples aiming to find clitoral satisfaction from this ring are going to have to bump, grind and arch their pelvises to new positions long forgotten within the pages of the Kama Sutra. The motor piece is sleek and smooth encased in the Golden Nob atop the ring. The ring itself sits very streamline in an upwards position against the pubis and would involve an artistically precise thrust to engage the clitoris appropriately.

Where this ring lacks in stretch-ability or circumference it makes up for in pure power. It is only too easily adapted to heighten pleasure from an already favourite toy. The Lustre by Playful Rechargeable Flash Ring can be slid down any of the current non-vibrating toys in the bottom of your pleasure chest at home…or wherever you keep them. For example, the Lustre Cock Ring would make a great sidekick to the Doc Johnson POP Independent Dildo (found in Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres now!).  All you gotta do is simply slide the Flash Cock Ring down the shaft of the Doc Johnson Independent Press that golden knob atop the ring and you’re ready to play, the power from this ring is sure to add an exciting new element of pleasure to an already satisfying toy. It will be the most colourful fun you’ve had in a long time! But that’s only one suggestion, you could use any toy in your arsenal your own imagination is the limit really. The great thing about this type of product is that it can also help people have longer lasting erections, which is especially great for people who have erectile dysfunction issues.

My Final Thoughts

My final thoughts are that the Lustre Flash Ring may not have been the be all end all for cock rings, it’s a cock ring I am not disappointed to have in my collection. Deep down around my taint area, I am excited for what I hope comes in the future from the Lustre by Playful Flash Rechargeable Cock Ring.  If you want to learn more about cock rings perhaps you should read the beginners guide to cock rings!

Author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human SexualitySave

Save

Save

Save

Save