Kinbaku: The Art Of Japanese Rope Bondage

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While the use of ropes in the BDSM world is nothing new, a practice of rope tying focusing on both restraint and beauty has been increasing in popularity. With classes and evenings put on at local clubs and parties exploring this specific type of rope play. Kinbaku, originating from Japan has well and truly made its way to the west and it has everyone very interested. In the following I will explain Kinbaku and its origins, discuss the rope types preferred by Kinbaku enthusiast and show you some introductory techniques to get you started.

What Is Kinbaku?

Kinbaku or Kinbaku-bi means “The Beauty of Tight Binding” and it is a Japanese style of BDSM or bondage that uses thin rope to tie people up while also creating visually intricate patterns. This means that many different lengths of rope are required to achieve the desired look. Couple this with the need for knot knowledge and Kinbaku becomes something that requires a bit of investigation and a lot of practice.

Kinbaku is also sometimes called Shibari however there is a difference between the two. Shibari refers to a purely artistic use of the rope play that is much more focused on the overall look of the ropes on the body. Shibari isn’t considered sexual. Kinbaku while also being about the visual does focus more on the restraint aspect of the rope in both the physical and mental realm. However if you walk into an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre and ask about either Kinbaku or Shibari we will know what you are referring to as the terms are becoming increasingly interchangeable.

Kinbaku in one form or another has been around for a very long time and first came to notice during the late Edo period of Japan (1600’s – 1860’s). It is thought the practice originated with Seiv Lto who is known as the father of Kinbaku. He drew inspiration for the practice from Hojojutsu (a form of martial arts that employs rope as restraints) as well as Kabuki Theatre and Wood carvings. Kinbaku’s popularity increased in Japan during the 1950’s when adult magazines began publishing the practice and soon after live shows followed allowing people to experience Kinbaku in person. Now when Kinbaku made its way to the west it began to influence BDSM practices here. It is highly likely that BDSM fans have come across Kinbaku at one stage. Kinbaku is now regularly used in tandem with other bondage practices creating a plethora of different types and fusions.

Rope Types

Now while it may seem like you can just grab some rope from the nearest garden shed or hardware store and get started but this really isn’t the case. Rope isn’t just rope in Kinbaku it is your tool, it is your artwork so picking the correct type is always important. Traditionally a loose laid, three strand jute ropes used. The Japanese called this Asanawa which is translated as “hemp rope.” Hemp was the first fibre used, however generally it is considered to refer to a range of natural fibre ropes rather than a specific type. And while traditionalists will still use this type we now have a range of ropes made from both synthetic and natural products that will work well.

Natural Fibre Ropes

The reason why this rope was and is till used has to do with the flexibility of the fibres. They bend with the body but can still hold tension. The natural fibres create friction which not only helps to hold the knots together but also creates an interesting sensation against the skin.

Silk Ropes

Typically manufactured in the traditional style (loose laid 3 strand) silk ropes offer a softer alternative against the skin.

Synthetic Ropes

Again designed similarly, they offer another alternative. Generally smoother than natural fibre, synthetic ropes are a good alternative for those wanting something a little more rough than silk but not as course as natural.

The general rule with choosing rope is to consider what you are planning to do with it especially with regards to length. Kinbaku can use up a long length of rope up quickly because of the tying styles. It is also important to think of who and where it is going. The wrists and ankles are likely to be less sensitive than thigh skin. Flexibility is also important in the rope, it gives greater control of tightness and resistance while still allowing movement.

Basic Techniques

The basic two knots that you need to know are:

The Bowline Knot

The Bowline will not slip and is suitable for single limb bondage and suspension.

The Square (or Reef) Knot

The square knot is one worth knowing, it can be used for just about anything. The square knot is important to know because it doesn’t slip meaning that it can tolerate movement and the struggling of the captive.

Once you have mastered these two knots jump into some research to learn different variations and styles of those knots as well as other tying techniques that build on either the square or bowline knots.

Below are some images of a glimpse into the popular BDSM restraint system Japanese Rope Bondage:

Shibari And Kinbaku Rope Bondage Model
Photo: BDSM Love Swings, Restraints And Leads Store
Man Attached To An O-Ring With Rope Restraints
Photo: Male Model In Kinbaku
Woman Tied Up In Kinbaku Restraints
Photo: Female Model In Kinbaku

About The Author: Jamie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres





Wild Wandering Fetish Fantasy – PART ONE!

Women Engaging In Puppy Play

Bush walking has always been one of my favourite things to do in my spare time. Being in the calm and quiet vastness of the Australian bushland is my idea of heaven on earth. As well as getting to explore some beautiful areas, I see it as the best way to escape the hectic hustle and bustle of my crazy life in the city. One walk I took recently stands out for some very peculiar reasons. Let me explain…

I was having a particularly busy week at the architect firm where I work. With 3 proposal deadlines, staff conflicts and supervising new interns crammed into my already full schedule I was just about ready to collapse from exhaustion come Friday afternoon. I had recently been promoted to a new position with a tonne of responsibilities so when the new man I had begun dating suggested we go away camping for the weekend, I was very tempted to refuse his offer. Of course, being a people pleaser I found it hard to say no however, lucky for me, he suggested last minute we leave early Saturday morning so I could have a restful night in on Friday.

I woke up bright and energised on Saturday and was met by him at the door very excited for our adventure. Josh was a tall, handsome and rugged man I had met through mutual friends a few weeks previously. I had been enjoying spending time with him and found him incredibly sexy however there was something about the way he made me feel at certain times that I couldn’t put my finger on. I have quite a cheeky sense of humour and whenever I would make a joke at his expense whilst fooling around, he would get this very stern and serious look in his eye that made me squirm inside. I could not recall ever experiencing this feeling before, it was a combination of feeling scared and really turned on all at the same time. Very confusing I thought…

I went to put my backpack in the car boot as we were about to leave and noticed a couple of bunches of rope and a collar and lead. “You didn’t tell me you have a dog!!” I said, feeling excited that I might get to meet it soon. “I don’t…yet” he said very seriously with that same look in his eyes that sent shivers down my spine. I wanted to press further but felt I should drop it for the time being.

We started driving towards the national park, catching up on the week at work and what was happening outside of the office. We had just past the entry to the park with about 20 minutes to go when Josh mentioned feeling exhausted from seeing 3 clients that week over 4 days of work and his desire to cut down. “Yeah that sounds terrible” I replied with a smirk on my face whilst rolling my eyes. I had no sympathy for him after the busy 50-hour week I had just had!

He pulled over suddenly to the side of the road, got out of the car and raced to grab something out of the boot. I was amused, thinking he was trying to be funny. He then came back and swiftly jumped into the drivers’ seat. I was shocked to see he had the collar and lead in his hand and was reaching over to put it around my neck. “You are way too naughty for your own good, looks like I am going to have to teach you some manners,” he said.

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“What the hell do you think you are doing?!” I shouted whilst containing my sniggers, thinking this was some silly joke. We had discussed our desires to explore BDSM with sex toys earlier on a previous date and I remembered in this moment mentioning to him how badly I wanted to be dominated. I didn’t think much about it at the time but it appeared he must have been listening very carefully…

In a calm voice, he looked at me with those stern and serious eyes whispering close to my ear, “You need to be quiet now or I’m going to have to punish you.” I felt an orgasmic rush through my entire body, my cheeks blushing and my pussy beginning to quiver. Every cell in my body was buzzing with delight, the feeling of his hands around my neck as he tightened the collar made me want to beg for him to squeeze tighter.

He gave the lead a little tug, causing my head to jolt towards his face where his lips met mine. He kissed me so hard and passionately in a way that felt like he wanted to consume me-I could feel every part of me surrendering to his ravishing. “You’re such a good little puppy dog aren’t you?” he said, grinning from ear to ear. My giggling and doe eyed expression made it very obvious to him that I was all in for this adventure. “I am going to take you for a little walk in the bush, ok puppy?” I nodded enthusiastically as he tugged at the lead once again. No doubt making sure I knew who was boss…

To be continued…

About the author: Sophie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle CentresSave





The Kavalan Whisky Affair!

Sammy had never seriously pondered on the meaning of love before. Having witnessed many of her friends being in love she believed that when the heart is involved, everything that comes out of one’s mouth is moronic. Her best friend, Ian was droning on and on about his new love, Freddy but she wasn’t listening.   She had a project that she needed to work on.  But first she needed to research on this new country Taiwan. Sammy had never been outside the state of Georgia but her boss had said that she had to meet Mr. Richard Blocke in Taiwan, China.

Richard Blocke was an ex-pat living in Tapei who had carved a career out of creating the manufacture of Kavalan whisky in Taiwan.   Many people laughed at his decision to take on this monumental project on in 2005 but no-one was laughing anymore after they released their first batch in 2008 in the market.  With the warmer temperatures the distilling process only takes three years instead of seven or more and even with the greater loss of the ‘angels share’ by 2012 the Kavalan distillery was awarded the best new whisky in the world award and by 2015 was recognized as one of the best whiskys in the world winning multiple awards each year.  This had made Richard not only a very respected and influential man in Taiwan but also one of affluence.

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Kavalan Distillery

“But I have never been to China,” she tried to explain. She had to start packing in two days.

“Well I guess Taiwan, here I come,”

she thought to herself as she scanned the internet for places to stay.

She had totally avoided the conversation of love because she was actually starting to fall for the potential client, Richard whom she was now to meet in person. She had refused to let anyone, including her boss, know about their wild late night online flirting. She had been deeply engrossed in his life outside of work and she always looked forward to open and read his e-mails and texts. Having never met him all she had was a mental image. His Facebook profile showed the photo of a somewhere around forty year old with rich blonde hair and a firm built body. His dorky smile sent her into a dazed world of stomach churning, gut rattling, palms sweating and head throbbing feelings that her friends had described as love.   She wanted to meet him but also knew that it was a terrible idea to mix her work with affairs of the heart. This affair could spell the end of her thus successful twelve year job at Earnest and Fierce Co-op purveyors of fine whisky’s.

As Ian described his lover’s tender embrace, Sammy contemplated the events of her last few months. She had been having recurring dreams about Richard. She imagined feeling the tenderness of his lips swiftly moving up from her belly to her breasts. She woke up with her heart racing each time and her palms sweating. The longing she felt was like never before. She just couldn’t get herself to call him in the middle of the night and restricted their dalliances to emails, chat and texts. She did not want to appear desperate by calling him and making the first move and he seemed happy with the cyberspace affair.  But things had just gotten real!   Was this going to be a taiwan erotic adventure?

She had fallen deeply for a stranger and now she was about to finally
meet Prince Charming on a business trip to Taiwan. She casually smiled to herself at the thought that love may exist after all.

“Come on, help me pack some lingerie,”

she motioned to Ian.  It felt great to have a gay friend that she could confide in.

He gave her a wistful look and asked, “Are you sure you are traveling to Taiwan for business?”  He held up a soft purple lacy thong and giggled. She grabbed it in embarrassment and shoved it in her suitcase.

The trip to Taiwan seemed longer than what it actually was, mostly due to the baby crying loudly by on the other side of her aisle. She kept shoving angry glances at his mother who totally ignored her.  She tried to drift off to sleep but was again woken up by a sexy dream about Richard reaching up her blouse and fondling her left breast to a climax.  She awoke startle as they began their descent into Taoyuan Airport  landing at 4pm.  She entered the ladies rest-room to freshen up thinking that her first meeting with Richard was scheduled at 8pm at the Mandarin Oriental where she was staying.  Not too long to make herself look beautiful she thought as she looked at her image in the mirror.

Sammy was wearing a white suit pant that accentuated her straight dark hair.  She was tall, even for a westerner at 5 feet 11 inches with legs that were often described as endless.  Having been a sprinter in her college years she was toned with no excesses of body fat on her body.  Being the offspring of an Irish father and African American mother her skin color was a light chocolate but what made her stand out from everyone else were her piercing sky blue eyes.  The blue of a sunny hot day they often seemed to glow and many people would stare in awe.

Clearing customs did not take as long as expected but her bags arriving on the baggage carousel appeared to take forever.  She exited the departure door at 5pm and was relieved to see that the driver the company had hired was still there holding up her name on a placard.

She walked over to and towering over the driver who was dressed in black suit and white shirt and said, ‘Hi, I am Samantha Livingstone’.

He said,  “Ah, yes Miss Samantha.  You come with me.  So, sorry I think maybe you miss your flight.”

She said, as she followed him to the limousine waiting area ‘Sorry, my baggage was delayed.”

The driver opened the door for her as she sat inside and then placed her bags in the trunk.  The limo drove off and she settled in the back seat taking in all the new sights and sounds.  This visit promised to be a lavish and cultural experience, and it served to take her mind away from her lustful thoughts and time seemed to slip into a cocoon. A heavy downpour started and traffic slowed to a stand-still as she continued to stare out the window.

Even in the rain the streets were full of many people and she thought all speaking in a strange language to her.  She felt a bit overwhelmed as they pulled up at the Mandarin Oriental.  She purposely walked to reception as her driver took her bags to the porter and checked in.  She was pleasantly surprised to find that her room had been upgraded to a suite.  The porter took her to her room and she was amazed at how lavish it was.

Having read up on Hotels in Taipei many Westerners booking into what locals considered to be luxury hotels were surprised to find out how small and dinghy they may be. But this was luxurious and large even compared to western standards.  As she tipped the porter for carrying her bags she noticed a bottle of red wine standing uncorked on the hallway table with a card on it.  She picked up the card and it read ,

“Welcome to Taiwan Sammy.  Have a drink on me to settle down. I look forward to discussing business with you and to finally meet my cyber love.’

That was very thoughtful of him she contemplated as the butterflies began fluttering in her stomach.  She picked up the bottle and without even looking at the brand could tell it was premium and she gladly  poured herself a tall glass as she sat on the lounge. The room was hot so she turned the air conditioning up and put her feet up on the table. She took a sip……


She awoke with a start as she picked up the phone, “Hello, Yes?”

A female operator said, “Miss Livingstone,  Mr. Richard is waiting for you.”

She looked at her watch.  It was 8.05pm.  She must have dozed off.  “Please tell Mr. Richard that I am so sorry.  I must have dozed off.  I will meet him in the Jade Lounge at 8.30pm.  We had made reservations to eat there.  Again please tell him I am so sorry I will be down as quick as I can.”

As she hung up the phone she was stripping off her pant suit as she was racing to the shower.  By the time she reached the bathroom door she had undone her bra revealing firm 34B breasts with a perky chocolate nipples.  She half hopped out of those pants revealing a firm taught buttocks with silky smooth skin.  And withing 60 seconds of receiving the phone call she was having a refreshing but very hot shower.

As she washed she paid special attention to clean between her legs and the thought of Richard sitting downstairs waiting for her whilst she was lathering the erogenous zones between those luscious legs sent shivers down her spine and warmth in her pussy. Sammy was nervous. She could feel her hands trembling as the warm water trickled down her spine.  Washing her hair she ran her left hand down her belly onto her soft lips. Teasing them apart, she let the water trickle down to her thighs. Slowly arousing her every sense.  Thoughts of Richard were driving her wild. Her index finger slowly reached between her thighs and her mind went blurry with pleasure. She could feel her imaginary lover grabbing her waist and pulling her towards his rock hard body. Quickly she dismissed those feelings, otherwise her intended 3 minute shower could turn into a 15 minute play.

She got out of the shower in 5 minutes dripping, grabbing her towel as she ran to her bags to get her toiletries and clothes.   She carefully picked out her clothes and placed them on the bed and returned to the bathroom where she brushed her teeth, used her toiletries and applied lipstick.  Sammy looked at the image of herself standing naked in front of the mirror and she could not help but like what she saw.  She had a Brazilian prior to leaving the United stats and her pubic region was as hairless and naked as the day she was born.   The lips of her labia could be seen wedged between those athletic legs. She wore basic makeup and very rarely foundation as her skin was clear and blemish free.  She quickly applied her perfume and returned to her bed.

She had selected her lucky purple G-String Ian had joked about.  A black dress with a body-con design and V-Neck with black 2″ shoes that she knew she could get away as Richard’s facebook profile said he was 6 foot 4 inches.   She went to the bathroom to check everything was in place, it all was so she took her room swipe-card and was leaving the room just shy of 15 minutes of receiving the call.

Taipei Sexy Dress
Samantha Sexy Dress

As she got to the foyer she thought to herself , “I can’t do this. I think I may need to cancel!”  But the fear of her desire couldn’t let her make such a decision as she walked on and entered the Jade lounge at 8.29pm.

It seemed like a vacuum had sucked out all the noise in the restaurant.  Almost everyone had stopped eating or had glasses held in slow motion and were all looking at Sammy.  About 80% of the clientele, mostly men appeared to be Chinese doing business dinners that were all staring at her.

“Hi There Sammy, It is your tallness and beauty that they are all staring at.  I’m Richard.”  He said as he slowly put his arm around her waist and led her to the bar.

As they both at the bar she noticed he was wearing a loose white silk shirt.
grey khaki pants and black shoes. He had the confident look of a person who was sure of himself and the effect he had on people. He also seemed like the person whose attitude and mood affected everyone else’s within a hundred meter radius. He had big brown eyes and his lips were folded into a cute, little smile.

“Can I get you something” he said – gesturing towards the drink area of the bar.

She said, “I’ll have what you are having.”

“Good Choice,” he said as he motioned to the barman pointing at his drink and then one finger.  The barman nodded that he understood.

Sammy felt an intense heat rush through her as she smelt the sexy musk perfume that emanated from his neck.

Richard felt his heart flutter as he took in the image of Sammy and smelt her hair and saw the fullness of her breasts and those perky nipples that could be seen through the fabric from her dress.

As Sammy was handed a Kavalan whisky neat they decided chatted about the
weather and the culture of Taiwan – general chit-chat that allows two people that know of each other but have never met to become comfortable and acquainted.   As they sat down for dinner Richard decided to indulge his senses and order the local cuisine; however, Sammy wanted to play it safe and ordered a Caesar chicken salad. She was impressed at his vast knowledge of Mandarin and the Taiwan culture.

Sammy was intrigued and kept asking questions about the country and why he had come to the decision to relocate there permanently.  They chatted freely and comfortably and Richard ordered his third glass of whisky and laughed at Sammy’s inquisitive nature. Eventually the chatting of course took a turn for the more risque. Take two strong- willed personalities with a crazy desire for power, and physical as well as emotional strengths, and allow them to engage in hours of talking and sharing it was inevitable it would lead to flirting.

It was now 11pm and by Sammy’s calculations she had been awake now for over 30 hours, not including the nano-nap she had in her room and she said,  “I think I am going to have to call it a night now to get some rest”.  As she finished here second Whisky. God, that whisky was good stuff.

Richard was a perfect gentleman. He suggested that he should walk her to her room since it was so close to the restaurant. She let him. As she got up from her seat, Richard reached out and pulled the chair out – very gentlemanly and she became unsteady on her feet and he grabbed her by the waist waist to make sure she did not fall. His firm but tender grip made her heart start pacing and her cheeks were obviously flushed.

“I am not sure whether it’s the whisky or just the fact that it’s my first night
in a strange town and I have not had any sleep.  Do you mind if you come up with me and we chat a bit?” Sammy asked as she lazily stroked his arm.

They went up to her room and Richard sat at the couch by the patio and thought of the nights when he literally couldn’t sleep because of the chats that he had with his former wife – they were so intense and to calm down he had to grab a glass of water.

Sammy said, ‘What’s wrong?’

Richard reached in and placed his arm around her shoulder as they sat out on the balcony watching the stars. “Impressive, how we had such a connection despite never meeting. Honestly, I thought about you every single day. I would look forward to  logging in and when I saw the word ‘offline’ on your profile, my whole outlook would be to be forlorn and realize that I have dissatisfaction with life. Emptiness only a loved one could bring. I felt like someone had stabbed me in the heart.”

Sammy drew closer and looked into his eyes and recognized the faint look of a deep longing. A craving for love. “What do you think of love?” she asked him.

Overlooking Tapei
View From The Balcony

He stared into the street below and spoke with certainty, “Sammy, I have been in love before. I cannot lie. It was a wonderful feeling at first but it turned
sour. So I had to find closure.”

“How did you find closure?” she asked softly.

“The pain taught me a lesson. I’m not ready to experience that again. The pain
is draining so I had to walk away from the love of my life. Closure is something scary. We may think we want it but we do not. We may seek it and never find it. It is really hard. The end is harsh. However the end is simply the beginning of something new. I feel like I found my closure and I’m happy. And so is my ex-wife. That’s all that matters for now.”

Sammy was taken aback by the pain in his voice. She looked up at him and felt the need to hold him close and protect him from the world. She ran her hand over his as she stared at the direction of the Tamsui River. A gust of wind was blowing towards them through the now open balcony door.  The noises of the busy city could be hear and her nipples were rock hard. She did not realize it at the moment but Richard suddenly did.

He pulled her towards him and cupped her face and said, “I am alright now, darling.”

She stared at his moist lips and realized there was no escaping how she felt. Richard pulled her closer and slowly planted a nervous kiss on her lips. She reciprocated and pressed closer. Their hearts speedily beating with anticipation. Richard picked her up gently and slowly grazed her neck with his lips.

“Take me,” Sammy whispered.

Richard was as strong as an ox. He swept her off her feet effortlessly and took her into the bedroom. He laid her gently on her bed and slowly pulled of her khaki pants. Her thighs were getting weaker as he planted firm kisses on them and made his way to her neck. She sat up and quickly pulled of her blouse nearly tearing it. Richard took off his shirt and came closer and kissed her deeply.

His right hand cupped her right breast and he whispered in appreciation. “Sammy you are an exceptionally beautiful woman.”

Soon enough he was on top of her, sucking on her left nipple as she excitedly pulled down her pink lace thong. Richard slid down and covered her wet lips with his tongue. Pangs of pleasure were felt deep within Sammy and she let out a deep moan. Richard looked up at her.

She blushed and said, “Sorry, you should know I am a screamer.”

Richard pulled down his pants and whispered, “That is incredibly sexy.” Shortly enough Sammy felt his hard body grind gently into her. She wrapped her arms around his neck and looked deeply into his eyes. She had never felt this way before. Her whole body was on fire. She felt every thrust and reciprocated in gusto.

“I love you, “Sammy had not intended for the words to slip out.

Richard smiled at her and softly said, “I love you, Sammy. More than you can imagine.”

She smiled back and kissed him as he went deeper into her senses. Lost in his embrace, she closed her eyes and slowly felt the closeness. The thick musk of love and surrender. She had finally found her love in a strange world.

The next morning she was woken up by the sun rays on her face. There was a beautiful sweet smell of roses and strange oriental scents. She turned over and Richard was watching her sleep.

“Nĭh’o” he said as he kissed her forehead. ‘You are my ultimate taiwan erotic story.

She giggled like a young girl or an old lady who had recovered her youth and drifted off happily back to a sweet slumber. The project would have to wait just one more day.  But regardless of the outcome she knew she was going to be okay!

A Very Bad Dragon’s Oral Serving

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Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a nerd and that I love dick. So it’s no surprise that I’ve had my eyes on Bad Dragon Sex Toys for a very long time. They’re a company that, from when I first noticed them several years ago, have always seemed to be spoken highly of, had a reputation among my circle of friends and when longingly looking at the products that they stocked would both inspire an awe dropping look combined with profound arousal. For whatever reason though, I kept putting it off and didn’t take the plunge – but when I was asked if I wanted to do a review on a Bad Dragon product, well the speed of which my hand shot upwards would have put The Flash to shame. So what is it about Bad Dragon?

They’re a company that has a solid base in the fantasy community. And this is a community that can amass a cult like following on a lot of things out there. From the BD website, you can read that they were founded in the late 00’s for a love of all things fantasy and through the understanding that there just wasn’t a lot of fantasy themed adult toys out there and that’s true to this day. When you’re looking at dildos and sex toys whilst there’s an overabundance of choice in sex toys that mimic the look of human genitalia, when it comes to something that looks a little less human or something that stands out from the crowd – there’s a lot less choice.

There was a niche that wasn’t being filled and Bad Dragon was determined to fly in to the rescue. Unlike a lot of other companies out there, Bad Dragon not only offers something that sits outside of the box, but they also offer an extensive level of customisation. So when I was offered the chance to select one I honestly did not know where to start. Not only did they all look amazing, but then they had the options of size, colour, and then firmness!  I absolutely love this attention to detail. It’s not so much of a ‘pick a cock that looks like every other cock from the wall and take it home’ kind of moment. But from start to finish, it’s like you have a direct hand in the creation of this sex toy, and this is something that very much reminds me of the cognitive thought processes of the ‘Ikea Effect’ – whereby individuals place a high value on things that they have partially created. It’s an amazing marketing POV and it fits right in this niche market they’re filling. Sure, the base design is something you pick – but from that moment of selecting the base design, you can take your dildo to the edges of your imagination and beyond as you customise it to your own tastes. It’s a shit load of fun. Stressful as you try and get the perfect design, but immensely fun.

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After going through endlessly on their website I ended up selecting the Winston’s Tongue. It appealed to me with its smoothness, the detailing of the jaw, the curvature and the super-hot idea of a dragon tongue on my ass. My complete order was the tongue in Small, Medium Firmness and in blue signature. I wasn’t overly sure about the firmness, and this is one of the things about ordering a sex toy from an online website – you’re just not always sure what to expect. So I just rolled with it.

Fast forward a week or so later and the box arrived. I was stunned with what was inside. Not only had I been sent the dildo, but I’d also been sent some Dragon Cum Lube in White, Sex Toy Cleaner and a Key Ring. Talk about going the extra leg and really going all out and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Now, before we get to the dildo, I want to talk about the Cum Lube. Because it’s just amazing and it certainly deserves a mention. Whilst I wasn’t expecting it – this is one super fun lubricant and right off the bat, I’ll admit its shot up to the top of my favourite personal lubricants. It’s hot, it’s sexy, it’s messy as all hell but it’s just so fitting.  I was in the shower when I first tried it and the sex toy and I had streaks of it going left, right and just all over the place. It’s exactly what you’d expect if Spiderman ejaculated into your hand a “sticky” wet mess and what amazes me most, is that its water based. I’ve hated water based lubricants and the only reason that I ever use it is for sex toys. I hate the smell, the tackiness and it’s just shit. This however, is durable and by the photos it seems sticky and in a way it is, but it’s not tacky. It’s slick, and stretchy and sinuous and I can’t say that I’ve ever had as much fun playing with lubricant as I did when I got my hands on this. A wet lubricant, slick and fun. If you’re considering getting a Bad Dragon dildo because you think the fantasy element is hot, then you’re going to need this Dragon Cum Lube too, because the two go together like butter on hot toast.

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Sex Toy: Winston’s Tongue With Lube

What I Love About My Winston’s Tongue

Now… the tongue. I chose the tongue because it wasn’t a cock, and I was really looking for something different. This is pitched as an oral expert and a cunning linguist, and it was certainly something that I was intrigued by. I loved the look of it, the colour I chose looked amazing, and unlike a lot of the other variants – this one was smooth. I went smooth because I admit, I wasn’t sure just how the silicone was going to be, and the ribbing on the underside of the tongue looked like it was going to be fun. I have a few silicone sex toys and whilst some are super soft and squishy, others are hurtfully hard with prolonged use. When I got this in my hands, I was surprised at the flexibility of the sex toy, the softness and the way it felt. Don’t get me wrong, this tongue wasn’t a marshmallow but nor was it a solid rock and it felt good. I just love the detailing on it, despite the simplicity of it. The top of the tongue has a muscle like groove in the middle which extends towards the tip before petering out. Running your fingers along this, leaving a trail of lubricant behind and you can almost imagine that you’re stroking a tongue of some creature – it’s so cool. Even more so that when you reach the top of the tongue, that it just moves with you. On the other side, the back of the tongue has ribbing on either side of the ‘muscle’. Subtle enough to not be over the top, but not so subtle so as not to be felt. While the shaft is fairly standard, it’s the ‘housing’ of the shaft which really sets this apart in my world, for it’s a tongue, coming out of a dragons mouth. From the flared nostrils of the dragon, to the teeth on either side of the tongue – did I mention that this was hot?

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The tongue is, in my opinion, perfectly shaped and curved. The faded blue to dark blue that I ordered simply doing its part in = making the sex toy look stunning. The tip on the tongue is quite thin, and very, very flexible. They’re dead right in the sense that this has been built with oral pleasures in mind. During one session I lubed up this tongue with the Cum Lube, put the tip against my body and let it ‘lick’ my thighs and worked it slowly up. Between the flexibility of the tongue, and the lubricant not only was it leaving a delightful strand of realistic looking cum that just sits against your skin – but it felt amazing. The way that the tip of the tongue is grooved like a muscle and the way it just ‘responds’ to a little pressure – well, this is fast becoming one of my most used and favourite sex toys.

Author: Stephen Smith – BA Of Social Sciences, M.EdSave








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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