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MSP Sex Toy of the Week: The We-Vibe

As a sex researcher, educator and columnist, I regularly receive sex toys in the mail. Though many are quite good, there are few that I find so appealing that I can barely wait to tell my friends, colleagues and readers. The We-Vibe is one such toy. In fact, if there’s a sex toy that is likely to find its way on Facebook status updates any time soon (as in, “Audrey is in love with her We-Vibe”), this is it. The We-Vibe is a relatively small, U-shaped toy that can be charged up to vibrate for as long as 2 hours, and – get this – can be worn during intercourse. Continue Reading →

Vaginal Pump: Sex Toys for Women

Someone sent me a link to this vaginal pump (pictured above) listed on Amazon. While penis pumps and clitoral pumps are fairly commonplace, vaginal pumps are not. Penis pumps have sometimes been used to assist with erections and other times are just used for play. In 2000, a very specific brand of clitoral pump, the Eros Clitoral Therapy Device, was cleared by the FDA as a treatment for female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD). But a vaginal pump? Well, personally, any time I think of air being forcibly suctioned one way or the other in relation to the vagina, I have to wonder about safety. Continue Reading →

It turns out that batteries aren’t just for sex toys

Last night the heat stopped working. Talk about cold! This morning when I sat down to do some work and wait for the repairman to come by, I noticed it had dropped to 57 degrees in the house. Brrrrrrrrrrr! Here is a snippet from our conversation:
Him: These batter-powered control panels are always a nuisance. You know, it might just be the batteries. Continue Reading →

Lubricants and toys… in a Walmart/CVS/Walgreens near you?

That’s right – lubricants and sex toys personal massagers are becoming increasingly mainstream. For several years they have been available through a variety of web sites such as Amazon and Drugstore and now through increasingly mainstream stores such as Walmart, CVS, Target and Walgreens. Not all of these types of shops carry the "personal massagers" but some do and it is likely that the US will eventually catch up with some other developed countries that already offer vibratring sex toys in large retail chains. Several years ago, a student of mine studied abroad in Japan and showed me digital photos he took in a Target-like shop that had regular old items not that far from Rabbit-like vibrators. Thanks to reader Michael for passing on the link to this must-read Newsweek article about the mainstreaming of lubricants, toys and other sexual health products. Continue Reading →