Monday, November 14, 2011

Movember

Love this idea!

Haven't heard of it?  November has been re-named "Mo"-vember.  Men are asked to grow a mustache during the month of November to help bring awareness to prostate cancer and other cancers.  There's an official website and everything.



Now, I'm not normally in favor of facial hair.  It's possible that I have stated that men should have laser hair removal on their faces because I can't stand stubble.  However, a movement to draw attention to prostate cancer is something that I can support.

A friend of my family was diagnosed with prostate cancer about three years ago.  He faced the diagnosis and treatment with courage and dignity, despite having his doctor pin the blame for cancer on his sexuality (he's a gay man).  Thankfully, he got past the doctor's issues and completed his treatment, because I would miss his intelligence and sardonic wit.

What most men don't know is that there are tools to maintain prostate health or to reduce inflammation in the prostate (prostatitis).  Read more about how the Anerox MGX can promote prostate health, available at www.primrosepathtoys.com.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stimulating the G-Spot

One of the questions that I answer for people all the time is:

How do I stimulate my G-Spot?  

Which usually leads to:

Why would I want to?

Before we get to "how," let's start with "what." The female G-spot performs the same function as the male prostate gland.  It produces prosthetic fluid (ejaculate), and it swells when aroused. 

Where is it located?  Insert your finger into your own vagina or one that you've borrowed for this demonstration.  Crook your finger towards the front of the abdominal wall, like you're telling someone to c'mere.  There's an area there, approximately 1" to 1 1/2" inside that feels different from the rest of the smooth muscular vaginal walls.  It may feel dense, spongy and/or ridged.  Women often experience pressure on this spot as a "need to pee," but this feeling passes as the spot is stimulated more.

Now, we can talk about "how."  Unlike the clitoris, which likes fluttering, vibrating stimulation, the G-Spot likes to have firm, steady pressure applied.  Try rubbing it with one finger, then two. Rub in a circular motion, or use an in-and-out motion.  Even better, grab a dildo made out of glass or stainless steel.  You want the toy to have a bulbous head, in order to really get that prosthetic fluid accumulating.

With the right amount of preparation, women can ejaculate, just like men.  For some women, this is easy and happens without having to think about it.  For other women, it takes a voluntary contraction - a little push - at just the right time.  Voila!  Squirting!

Why would you want to stimulate your G-Spot on your way to orgasm?  Women who orgasm with a combination of clitoral and G-Spot stimulation report that their orgasms are "more mind-blowing" - to use a technical term.  Who wouldn't want that?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Your Cosmetics May Cause Breast Cancer

That's a strong statement, but studies have shown that a group of preservatives known as parabens play a role in the development of skin cancer and breast cancer.  Parabens are widely used throughout the cosmetics industry.  Go ahead and check your shampoo bottles, cleansers, lotions and lipsticks. Down near the end of the ingredient list, you'll find it.

Parabens are absorbed through the skin, where they mimic the hormone estrogen.  Making changes to the estrogen process in women increases the tendency of developing estrogen-dependent diseases like breast tumors.  Parabens can also intensify existing allergic reactions and promote contact dermatitis and rosacea.

Your risk is greater as you are exposed to more parabens, so eliminating parabens from your grooming routine can have enormous benefits to both your skin and your tatas.

When it comes to romance, there are many products that are paraben-free, including lubricants, massage oils, vaginal tighteners and anal relaxants.  Here are some favorites:

1) Sliquid Organics personal lubricants


Ever buy an "organic" product and have it be less effective? You won't get that here! The personal lubricants from Sliquid Organics are good for your body AND they really work. There are four amazing choices:
Natural = water-based formula
Silk = water-based plus some silicone
Natural Gel = water-based formula but thicker
Sensation = has menthol for a warm, tingly feeling

And don't miss Sliquid Swirl flavored lubricants, too!

2) Intimate Organics massage oils

Intimate Organics' all natural massage oils provide you with a night of romance while being good to your skin.  Three earthy scents will put you in the mood.
Sensual - a blend of cocoa-bean and goji-berry
Relaxing - a combination of lemongrass and coconut
Energizing - an invigorating mix of orange and wild ginger

3) Earthly Body massage candles and Glow Oil

Earthly Body edible massage candles and edible Glow Oils are paraben-free, cruelty-free and make you feel good all over! The hemp seed oil has anti-aging properties, so you can use the massage oil to slow the aging process of your skin.  They are available in many tasty flavors.

4) Kissable shave cream

Rich in botanicals, this shave cream softens hair and conditions skin to help give a soft, smooth shave. The nourishing, moisturizing benefits of hemp combined with argan oil extract from Morocco protect your skin from shave rashes and skin bumps, even in sensitive areas. 


5) Intimate Organics Adventure and Embrace

Adventure Anal Spray and Embrace Tightening Gel are special because they don't contain the usual harmful ingredients.  Unlike other anal sprays that can numb the sphincter, Adventure contains a certified organic blend that relaxes the anal sphincter so that penetration becomes more comfortable. 

Embrace contains a blend of certified organic extracts that causes the vaginal tissue to temporarily contract.  Tightness and warmth increases pleasure for both partners.  Unlike other tightening gels, Embrace does not contain alum, which works by dehydrating and irritating the vaginal tissue.

Take care of your body, and it will take care of you!

Friday, February 18, 2011

How to Hide Your Toys

I was recently talking to a mother who told me that her teenage daughter found a sex toy under mom's pillow.  Now, this could be a "teaching moment," but for a lot of parents, it's too embarrassing in the moment to think about teaching.  Keeping your adult toys away from prying hands and eyes is a big concern for most people - whether they're trying to hide them from their kids or from roommates, parents or nosy friends and neighbors.  There are two ways to go about this: 1) lock them up or 2) hide them in plain sight.  Otherwise, you might walk in on a scene like this IKEA commercial



Lock Them Up
Have your kids been stealing the batteries out of your toys again (true story!)?  Keep them safe in a For Your Nymphomation locking storage case. 
  
Big Foot
 Cases are available in multiple sizes and colors to fit any toy collection and taste. Each case has a lock and two keys.  We suggest choosing black to discourage curiosity. 

Hide Them in Plain Sight
When I show people the Ideal, I always say that it's the easiest vibrator to hide in plain sight even though it's clearly the largest and loudest one that Primrose Path sells.  Here's the thing: The Ideal is a personal massager that you can use on any body part, like your back, neck, shoulders, calves, etc.  Get the people around you used to the sight and sound of you using the Ideal after a workout to ease sore muscles.  Then, they won't be so curious when you use it alone in your bedroom.  However, there's a chance that other people will want to use it, too, so be prepared for that!
The Ideal
The Ideal has many outstanding features: it's rechargeable, ergonomically suited to your hand and it's a great value for the price.

If the Ideal is too large or too loud for you, try its smaller cousin, the Mini Wand
Mini Wand

Travel-sized and quiet, the rechargeable Mini Wand is powerful enough to relieve aches, pains or other tensions you may have. 

Keep your goodies safe and protect them from prying eyes and fingers.  Otherwise, you're going to be the punch line at a cocktail party some night!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

So Then a Gorilla Walks Into My Math Class

Happy 2011, everyone!  I hope you had some naughty, sexy fun over the holidays.  The next holiday that's sneaking up on us is Valentine's Day. Feel free to roll your eyes and groan, but there's no avoiding candy hearts and diamond commercials for the next few weeks.

We're working on putting together some of our favorite Primrose Path products for you and your sweetie, but in the meantime, we're going to have a giveaway.  Woo-hoo, FREE STUFF!

Have you had a truly amazing Valentine's Day experience? One that lived up to the unreasonably high expectations that Hollywood movies encourage us to pursue for one day of the year?

Or maybe you had a V-Day disaster of apocalyptic proportions that had you swearing off romance for good. How bad was it?  We want to know!

Tell us about your Best or Worst or Wackiest Valentine's Day ever, so you can win a free massage oil candle. Winner will be notified by email, so make sure your email address is correct! Comment on this blog, on Facebook, on Twitter or send us an email at info@primrosepathtoys.com and tell us about your most memorable Valentine's Day! Each story will be considered an entry into the giveaway contest. Winner will be chosen at random.

Edible Massage Candle
Massage your Sweetheart by candlelight

What kind of story are we looking for?  I'll share one of mine as an example.

My Wackiest Valentine's Day Ever
On V-Day during my junior year of high school, I was dating a guy who had already graduated. As the school day started, one of my girlfriends (the one who had introduced us) couldn't stop laughing as she told me, "You won't believe what he's going to do. You're going to be totally surprised!" Then, nothing happened for hour after hour. The suspense had me on edge in all my classes, waiting for this extraordinary event.

Finally, ten minutes before the end of the school day, a gorilla walked into my math class. He was carrying a bouquet of chocolate roses. He walked up to my desk, with all of my classmates staring, open-mouthed, and offered me the bouquet. Then, he turned around and walked out of the room.

Naturally, the guy in the gorilla suit was the guy I had been dating. The costume was a rental. He had had to get permission from the school to be on campus and interrupt my class. Some guys just love a Grand Romantic Gesture.  Too bad that relationship fizzled a couple of weeks later.

I wonder what he's up to these days?

Friday, November 5, 2010

First Date Don'ts

I have now been dating for 21 years.  Sad but true.

In those years, I have been on a LOT of first dates.  Most of them have been boring, average affairs, but some of them have been eye-rolling, groan-worthy productions where I've wished I was at home with a cold.  Based on those experiences, here is my list of "Don'ts" for guys on a first date:

1) Don't get sloppy with your appearance.  Only Collin Farrell and Adrian Grenier can pull that off.  Dress nicely. Shave. Get a haircut.

2) Don't talk about the history of corn. Or your health issues.  The first is coma-inducing. The second is just icky.


My date last night was disappointing.
3) Don't get "handsy."  Experts agree that the girl will make the first touch, if she's interested.  It's called flirting.  And don't press other body parts up against your date, either. 

4) Don't force a first kiss just to "get it over with."  It's a mood-killer.  Let it happen naturally.

5) Don't make comments about beating up women, children or animals. It's not funny.

What have I forgotten?  What "Don'ts" do you have?

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's There In Your Cupboard

Have you ever read one of those blogs where they talk about how to make your own sex toys from household objects?  (please, please, please put a condom over the banana before you use it as a dildo!)

Have you ever seen a TV segment on how common household items can be used in new and useful ways?

This is a blog that combines both!

Corn starch isn't just a good thickener for gravy, it's also handy to have around for your sexplay for two reasons:

1) It brings back the skin-like texture of certain silicone toys.  Some dildos and other soft-to-the-touch products develop a sticky, tacky texture after you play with them and then wash them.  Pour a little bit of corn starch into your hands, rub your hands together and then give that dildo a good handjob.  It'll be fresh out of the box again!

2) It absorbs skin oils for a smooth massage.  No massage oil handy?  Use corn starch instead. It's safe to use, and it will make your hands glide over your partner's skin easily.


Now, try not to giggle at Thanksgiving when mom pulls out the corn starch...