TIPS, TRICKS, AND FUN FROM INTIMATE IDEAS

All lubed up

        One of the big product groups that our company deals with is personal lubricants. They come in a large variety of forms, flavors, and with different bases. Some are recommended just for personal use (jackin it), used between partners, used for anal sex, and used to make genitals taste better. With so many choices, it can be difficult figuring out which lube is best for each individual. Well lets slide right into it, so anyone can go from lube noob, to lube pro.

         To start things off, lets discuss the two main types of lube. These are silicone based lubricants, and water based lubricants. The silicone based lubricants are much slicker than their counterpart, and won't get tacky. It is also better for anal sex, as it stays so much slicker, and helps protect the skin of the anus. On the down side though, silicone lube does have some use limitations. For starters, it is not condom safe, as it will cause friction to build up until the condom rips. Silicone lube should also not be used with a good amount of toys, especially the toys that have a skin type material, as the silicone lube will break the toy down quickly.

      Next up is good old water based lubricants! One way that it's been described is that water based lube is better at getting things started than it is at keeping things going. Water based lube will begin to soak up into the skin (harmlessly cause water), and the lube may need to be reapplied. This style of lubricant is also known to averagely tend to get sticky or tacky after it has been used for an extended period of time. On the plus side, water based lubricants are fully condom safe. When it comes to toys, water based lubricants are always the way to go. Some companies are substantially better when it comes to the water based lubricants, two such examples are anything by Pjur, and Wickeds Aqua. They may be basic water based, but they still do a great job.

      The third type of lube were going to cover is the flavored lubricants. It may seem like not much could be said here, but there is. When it comes to flavored lubricants, basically anything can go on a dick to make it taste however you want, and thats all well and good. But! If there was sugar in the lube, as many of them have, it can cause a yeast infection in women. Over all the years I worked as a clerk for Intimate Ideas, the amount of women who do not know this has always boggled my mind. That said, some companies are tottally vagina safe, for example Wickeds flavored line is even vegan and vagina friendly. In case your vagina is vegan. That said, Wet makes a 4 in 1 warming flavored massage oil lubricant in a variety of tasty flavors. Finally, the company JO has always been trusted by vaginas all over, and they come in just about any flavor one could possibly think of.

             So that is pretty much it for the lubricants. At least as far as a super basic introduction goes. There is of course plenty more that goes into the lube department. We did not even cover the hybrids, part water and part silicone, or part coconut oil. There is so many different lubes that we could discuss them all day. I'm about at my character limit though, so thanks for reading!

Sounding Guide

Penis Plugs and Sounding Rods

The terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are quite different in form and function.

Similarities

  • Both are used in urethral play
    •Both are inserted into the tip of the penis
    •Both can enhance sexual pleasure

Differences

  • A penis plug is meant to be worn during sex and masturbation activities, kind of like jewelry. Some are solid, and some are hollow, to allow urine and ejaculate to pass through.
  • Penis plugs are usually shorter and sometimes have ribs or notches to keep them from slipping out.
  • Sounds are primarily longer (sometimes long enough to reach the bladder) and generally smooth.
  • Sounds can be moved in and out while playing. Kind of like massaging the inside of the penis. Only use small, gentle strokes.

How to do it:

The process itself is quite simple. The main thing being that if you feel pain or extreme tightness or pressure, stop. There may be scar tissue or other blockages and you don’t want to run the risk of tearing something in there.

Before doing anything, make sure your tools are clean and sterilized. You can sterilize your sounds in boiling water (boil for thirty minutes or so) and, when you’re ready to start, make sure your penis and your hands are both clean.

 If the sounds (or hands) end up touching something not clean, you run the risk of inserting whatever bacteria it may be into your body. Wash again and start over.

Once the implements are cleaned and cooled to a safe temperature, you’ll want to lube the sound as well as the area around the penis hole. Slowly let the rod slide into your urethra, pushing gently to ease it in.

The first few times it may take some time to get used to the sensations and feelings.

The key is going slow. Once you get used to the size and the feeling of something inside your dick, you can begin to experiment a little bit by switching up the size of the sound or even rotating it while inside you.

Penis plugs: As I mentioned earlier, these are a bit different from sounds. They perform a similar function (sexual pleasure), but they are designed to be inserted, and then left in place. Kind of
like shiny jewelry for your cock! The designs and styles available are almost limitless.

Picking out a vibrator

       Vibrators are one of the most popular types of sex toys. So, what’s all the buzz about? There is not one specific type of vibrator that is better than the rest. Instead, there are four main types of vibrators to choose from, and it all comes down to personal preference. These are straight vibrators, phallic vibrators, rabbit vibes, and bullets. Picking out which type is best for any specific person can take a bit of trial and error. Once the preferred type is found though, it is smooth sailing from there on out.

        Straight vibrators are the most basic form of vibrating sex toy. Though they come in a variety of widths and lengths, the design is ultimately the same. They are, at their most basic, simply a straight device, with various vibration strengths. To use them, they can either be inserted vaginally/anally, or used as a clit stimulator with a little extra reach. This classic form will likely never go out of style, and is a widely popular choice, that is great for starting out. One of the most beneficial parts of this toy is that it allows the user to decide if they prefer the toy for clit stimulation, insertion or both.

          Phallic vibrators are very similar to straight vibrators but have one key difference. They’re shaped like a penis. That is really it for the most part. While a straight vibrator may have some different texture to it, phallic vibrators have the shape and texture of a penis. This style of vibrator is mostly for people who have decided that they prefer insertion over clit stimulation. This style has a pretty diverse selection, ranging in sizes, textures, shapes, and different vibration functions.

       The bullets main usage is as a clitoral stimulator by delivering a strong vibration to a small area. Some come in a very basic style, utilizing a battery pack connected to a bullet via a cord. These are a very basic style of toy, and they do have a more shortened life span due to the cord being tugged on during play. To remedy this, many toy makers have opted to house the batteries in the unit itself. Another, and in our opinion a much better option, is for the toy to rechargeable. The rechargeable bullets are often also the strongest, and the highest of quality.

         The final style that we will be discussing is the rabbit. Fun history fact, the first rabbit was designed in Japan, as a way around their stiff rules around sexuality. They were not allowed to make a sex toy look like genitalia, so they decided to go with the design of the rabbit. The rabbit combines the straight vibrator with a bullet, providing stimulation to both the clit, and the g-spot at the same time. There is a variety of looks that a rabbit vibrator can take, though the most common is a medium sized shaft, with a strong bullet connected to one side. When picking out a rabbit, the best one to choose will have dual motors, which generate vibration at the tip of the shaft, as well as in the bullet portion.

     Picking out which type of toy to go with takes a good deal of trial and error. If a straight vibrator is chosen, try using it for both penetration and clit stimulation. When a choice is made on which way is preferred, then it is time to pick up a good version of whichever type is preferred. So try them out, and figure it all out for yourself!

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Spice up your love life!

                                     Spice up your love life tonight!

        There comes a point in most relationships were a sexual wall is hit. This occurs when a couple has gone through every different position, every place in the house (and maybe a few outside as well!) and have gotten to the point where they require outside assistance to keep things fresh. It’s a normal occurrence, and it is why our company exists. We are here to help customers keep the romance alive and help to enhance their play time. Over the years we have come across some ways to spice up the night that are more accessible and universally enjoyed than some of the advanced play products.

    Make your body vibrate, and their body shake! This is done by putting a vibrator on different parts of your person. The most commonly used toy to help with this is a vibrating cock ring. There is also finger vibrators that are great for hitting the g-spot. If that’s not enough there are also sex toys that attach to the thigh, the tongue, the knuckle, the chin, and to give a man a second penis. If something doesn’t vibrate, just slap a vibrating ring on it and problem solved!

     Another quick and easy way to shake things up is by picking up a beginner’s bondage kit. Some kits are basic and come with restraints and a mask. Being basic doesn’t mean being bad though. This simple style of kit will allow partners to find out if the restraint play is something that they enjoy or not. From there its all up to the consenting adults involved in the act to figure out which other avenues to try. Not liking restraint play shouldn’t cause the discounting of bondage all together. There are also items such as ball gags, whips, ticklers, and much more!

        Keep in mind that one of us is averagely around here at any given time, so if you ever have any questions about where to start an interesting night, or what items go best together, or any question you may think of just send us a message and we will get back to you as quickly as possible! We have years of experience under our belts and are ready for just about any question a person could have. Also we just like hearing from you!

Don't hate, masturbate!

   If there’s one thing we can almost all agree on it’s that masturbation is great. It feels good, passes time, relieves stress, and does some other good for the body as well. Despite what some may say, it’s not just the men who are out there taking solo trips to pound town, women like to get down with their bad selves as well. Even people who identify as asexual do it. The only thing more fun than masturbation itself, is learning about masturbation! Maybe that’s not entirely true, but we can pretend!

      The stigma of jacking it dates way back. People used to have the ill-conceived notion that flicking the bean could lead to blindness, madness, or even sudden death. These days it is much more normalized, and arguably better than ever! Gone are the shameful days of having to wear a disguise and park down the road just to go into an adult store! It doesn’t matter who can do it better, or what you look like, you just have to get into it and get it done!

      In an effort to promote better Jacking and Jilling, we have gone ahead and put together a list of the top five male and female masturbation assistance devices. Because if you’re going to do something, you might as well do it right!

For Men – Here are a few of the top Male toys available.

1: The Fleshlight STU. The Stamina training unit from Fleshlight is arguably their best sex toy that they make. The inside has a unique texture that is designed to overwhelm the senses.

2: While most cock rings perform the same, we have always been partial to the line Spartacus. Three rings in a pack, all used at once, increases stimulation, endurance, and makes the penis much more prominent.

3: Are you afraid of the butt? Don’t be afraid of the butt! Try out a prostate massage, you just may end up loving it! The VeDo Diver Rechargeable prostate massager is a great toy for anal exploration!

4: Looking for a bit of edging play? Look no further than the Fetish Fantasy Suck and Stroke head teaser! Just put in the tip and enjoy! Easy to use and easy clean up makes this toy an easy choice.

5: Looking for the Cadillac of masturbation? Then you may want to just spring for Kitty! Kitty is a realistic feeling, fully posable, and fully stacked love doll made to satisfy all of your desires!

For women – Here are a few of the top toys for the ladies.

1: First things first, the Femme Funn Ultra Bullet is easily one of the best sex toys ever made. Amazingly powerful, fully bendable, rechargeable and made from high quality materials. You can never go wrong with Femme Funn!

2: Looking for a dependable dildo that will last and last? Then check out the Colours line! Made from silicone, and designed to have a realistic feel, the Colours line can please at any size!

3: Want a dildo, but also want it to vibrate? Then don’t settle for anything less than Miguel from the Au Naturel line. Miguel will contour to your bodies natural shape, whether you have a tilted or a straight cervix, Miguel will follow the path straight to pleasure. As a cherry on top, Miguel keeps the vibrator in the tip of the toy so that it hits the G-spot just right!

4: Often overlooked, the pussy pump is a fantastic item! The best place to start exploring this avenue of intimacy is with the Fetish Fantasy High Intensity Pussy Pump. The pump will engorge the labia and clitoris, making the vagina more sensitive and making everything feel a bit tighter.

5: Going back to a classic, our final toy suggestion is the glass toy line from Icicles, our favorite from the line is number 8. Used in tandem with the Femme Funn Ultra bullet, you will have all the orgasms! Looking for a unique experience? Then try out keeping this toy in the freezer or in hot water to experience temperature play!

- GingerBear

Rock The G Spot


Let’s talk about urban legends!
You know, Nessie the Loch Ness monster, or even our friend Bigfoot...but really the star of the show is the G Spot! Now before you start declaring that all 3 are really non-existent, hear me out!
rock the g spot
Now most of you think that the harder and deeper you go, you're gonna just rock our worlds into next week. Well, I’m here to tell ya to cool your jets! The g spot is actually about 2.5 inches inside, you read that right...let me repeat it one more time, 2.5 inches. Before you start with the “this is a crock of shit” and the “yeah right!”, take a look at your fingers. I need you to put together your middle and ring fingers and put the rest down...now do the “come here” movement. Bam! That's the way to make a big O!
It is not just about the “come here” movement...we need to be aroused y’all! It doesn’t matter how much magic you are working those fingers with, if we are not turned on, it isn’t going to do jack shit. I know, I keep continuing on being the bad news bandit, but I swear I have your back.
Every female is different, we are all unique in so many ways. This is where you get to hit up Intimate Ideas and experiment with some new foreplay ideas! You are going to want to look for few different things and you will want to clear your schedule! Once you experience that O you will want to get it going all night long. 
You will want to start off with either a finger vibe, an actual g spot gel, or any basic g spot toy . Once you have one of the above, you need get home and foreplay it up. Remember, arousal is what we need for that big O! Once you have her all hot and bothered, you need her to lay back, and spread em!
You will insert your fingers/toy facing up...I said up not down, you want to feel around  for a rigged ( roof of your mouth) texture, once you find that TURN ON THE MAGIC ( or that vibe it’s still your magic). The real struggle is that she might have this crazy urge to pee, remind her to fight through it. She isn’t going to piss herself, that sensation is letting you know she’s about to yell your name to the neighbors!!

rock the g spot

 Now go on with your g spot reaching ass and celebrate!

 

Until next time

 

 Short Stack

Blow Job Hack 101

Alright ladies and gents, its time to talk about our favorite thing!! 

Blow jobs!

Alright, I know I just got a few eye rolls ( I'm rolling with you), its a love/hate relationship but sometimes you just gotta take one for the team. I am a firm believer in 68, I always owe you one! ( yes you can totally steal that line and use it daily) Some of y'all love it and I salute you. The other half of us though...we struggle.

You and the spouse are enjoying a nice night on the couch and all of sudden you realize the laundry needs to be switch or the kids are still up. Now you look over at each other and the game begins. You decide you are going to rock/paper who has to deal with it, but its never just rock/paper. You find yourself adding to the gamble with something like, "I win we get to watch whatever I want with no complaints!". Now you already know hes about to top this and then he says " If I win I get a blow job!".

Mistakes have been made! You throw paper to his scissors and his face lights up like Christmas. As you are switching the loads/telling the kids to get to bed, you are thinking "Maybe he will forget and I can trick him to just cuddling to a movie." WRONG! You walk back in to this

Blow Job Hack 101

No worries, I got you! Ready to make that 30 minute blow job last only 5 minutes?I got your attention now, huh? Let me introduce you the amazing world of pocket pussies! They are not just for men ladies, they are actually your new best friend. I need you to hit up your local Intimate Ideas and get yourself a pocket pussy and some flavored lube, I personally love this mint, it taste just like your spearmint gum! 

Once you have your supplies, you will rub him down with your lube and put the toy on the shaft. Here is where the magical 5 minutes begins. You are going to use the toy to stroke the shaft while you ONLY concentrate on the head! In his mind, he's still feeling a normal blow job, but are you really? Nope! With you only working the head, game is about to be over!

Now for those of you who has a man who loves the runny mascara look, you are still covered. Girl, BLINK, like crazy, he isn't looking at you the whole time! His head is thrown back in pure ecstasy.  Plus, mint lube will help with the watery eyes...we carry plenty minty pleasures.

Now go on and show him who the boss really is before that movie starts getting good. 

Until next time,

The Lil' One

 

 

CHOOSING THE STICK OVER THE CARROT


Choosing the stick over the carrot: A brief intro to bondage.
Ever since that shady line of books and movies came out, more and more people are beginning to peruse the bondage sections at our stores. While that may have brought people in, it is a fairly vanilla representation of BDSM, which some refer to as just kink. Kink is huge. Really huge. Just when you think you've gotten the hang of it, and nothing could surprise you, along comes predicament bondage to stir things back up. Kink can be as simple as ties and a blindfold, or as elaborate as Japanese rope art.
 
For beginners, a common mistake is to jump straight into buying a pair of metal handcuffs. Handcuffs may sound tame, but they are actually not just for the restraint aspect of being handcuffed, but the pain aspect of the metal digging into wrists. A great place to start is with the company Sportsheets intro to bondage kit. This kit comes with a blindfold, and four strips of strong fabric with soft, velcro ties at the end. The strips can be tied to just about anything, including the other strips. This simple kit can allow exploration of a large variety of restraint positions,, and the company themselves makes a variety of other great products as well.
 
Another great product line to go through is the fetish fantasy line. This line of products covers everything a kinky mind could think of, and then some. Using the fetish fantasy series also comes with a quality bonus, as they back most of their products with a 60 day guarantee. Fetish Fantasy, which is made by the company Pipedream, is not only a quality line but a versatile one as well. They make whips, they make a variety of gags and bits, kits, spreader bars, swings, and so very much more. If you can think of it, chances are they already have.
Its best to have an open and honest conversation with your partner before even picking out products. 
 
Different people are drawn to kink for different reasons. Some may be a bit sadistic, some may like to dominate over others, some like being submissive, some are in it for the thrill of being restrained, while others yet are just in it because they like the pain. There is many other reasons for liking it, but before diving in, think about it. Go to a store with your partner, and find out what you both are comfortable with. Being able to trust your partner is big in the kink community, as it should be, and if either is not comfortable with a product, they may not trust the situation. So open up, and get ready to spank, or be spanked!
 
Ginger Bear

PLUGGING AWAY: A GUIDE TO ANAL ADVENTURE

Plugging away: A guide to anal adventure
By Ginger Bear
I've already covered the anal basics in a previous post, so that will be skipped over this time. This time were really getting into it. This time were going to learn how to train your booty to accommodate objects you never thought possible! Where there's a lube, there's a way, as my Grandmother always said. In specific we will be covering three different ways to train the backdoor. These are balloon pumps, plugs, and beads.
 
Balloon pumps are good for beginners, intermediate ass players, and ass masters alike. At the start, most basic balloon pumps such as The Ram anal balloon pump, start off fairly small. As it is pumped, it gets to at least the size of a fist. From there, the booty call line from Calexotics offers multiple pumps that go up in size. For the true ass masters though there is the inflatable probe from the company Colt. The Colt probe starts off as a standard dong at 6.5 inches long, and the whole length inflates.
 
Plugs are another good method to train the booty. First, purchase a small plug, then a medium one, then a large one. It really is that simple. There is a plethora of plugs to pick from. Personally though I would recommend the booty training kit from Calexotics booty call line. These ones don't even get that big at the third step in the package. While that may not seem like a good thing, butt it is. This is because it means you could then get the individual plugs from a company such as Doc Johnson whose classic line of plugs are a good bit larger than each stage of the plugs from the booty call line.
 
The final type of toy for training the tushy that we'll talk about is the beads. Anal beads are a classic go to for many anal enthusiasts. Some are long, some have beads that are all the same size, some have beads that gradually increase in size, and some also vibrate such as the quake from Vedo. With such a variety it can be a little overwhelming to take in all the choices. As usual, the booty call line from Calexotics makes a great beginner set of beads. Calexotics also makes the x-10 pleasure beads which are a good step up from the booty call beads. After those two, the Asian Anal Eggs are a good pick. The Asian Anal Eggs graduate in size, ending in a much larger bead than the other two.
 
That's how to train your butt to go from no to pro fast and easy. The fastest method would be the pump. This is because it gets larger on its own, while in use. The other two types of toys to pick from are more of a personal preference thing. So get out there to one of our stores, and start training that ass!
Ginger Bear