In association with our friends from Slip
You don’t need anything, or anyone, to have sex with yourself, but even a small bedside toolkit can bring significant incremental pleasure to solo or group play.
Oh, the superlatives and exclamation points we were able to unleash for the love of our first glue vibrator. It’s called a double-sided wand vibrator because … it has two ends that work. One end has a wonderful pink ball for external stimulation. It is loud and powerful. The slim white pointed end is flexible and can be used for more targeted clitoral stimulation (you can also use it to penetrate up to three inches). But we won’t blame you if you spend most of your time with Wonder Ball. It’s special Each end of the wand offers eight pulsating patterns that vary in intensity, for a total of sixty-four vibratory settings to play with. This vibrator is waterproof and has a battery LED light so you can clearly see when it’s time to recharge the battery.
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NEWS PRIMER, $ 95
Our new vibrator is designed for internal stimulation. While the G-spot is not a distinct part of your anatomy, it is an erogenous zone that is part of your larger clitoral network. It is located near the root of her clitoris and is usually stimulated by applying persistent stroking pressure against the front vaginal wall after she is already aroused. This G-spot vibrator is different from the others because it is curved at the perfect angle. Dual-density silicone gives the tip an ultra-smooth feel. And a self-heating feature gently heats the vibrator to just above body temperature, helping to relax muscles and promote circulation, which is great for sexual well-being. (And the heat makes it feel like the touch of a partner.) There are ten vibration modes, three constant intensities, and seven patterns, which can provide a variety of sensations, from a gentle tickle to an intense rumble. And just like our wand vibrator, it’s made with body-safe silicone, is waterproof, and has the stylish battery life display.
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G-spot vibrator with automatic heating Ultraplush
NEWS PRIMER, $ 89
A blindfold is an easy way to start exploring other ways to heighten the sensation and introduce some erotic surprises into the mix. Slip’s eye mask is made from 100 percent mulberry silk, it is luxuriously soft and relaxing. You don’t want to take it off later, which is convenient because then you’re ready to sleep or take a nap. It is our favorite light blocker because it is incredibly effective and comfortable to use.
Black eye mask
NEWS PRIMER, $ 50
When it comes to giving a good massage, which we lack in effort and skill, we will try to make up for it with a first-rate massage oil. Province Apothecary Lover’s Oil is a blend of coconut, sunflower seed, and vitamin E oils. The scent (bergamot, clary, ylang-ylang, rose, and jasmine) is sensual and relaxing. If you weren’t taught this in sex ed: don’t use oil-based products with latex condoms or sex toys. For that, you want something water-based or aloe-based.
Apothecary of the province
NEWS PRIMER, $ 32
Safe sex serum for condoms
Whet is a water-based sex serum with just the right amount of slip. It’s silky, never sticky, and made with plant-based ingredients including aloe vera juice and extracts of chamomile, ginseng, horny goat weed, and hemp seeds. Put some pumps on your fingers, your favorite sex toy, or your partner (or all three).
Serum Sex Serum
NEWS PRIMER, $ 24
If this seems too intellectual for a sex starter kit, don’t give us that much credit. It is a journal that is designed to be read immediately after being intimate with a partner. It guides you through a series of prompts that each responds to individually, completing phrases such as “I feel ___” and “I felt most aroused when ___.” They then answer questions together: What are we learning? What do we want and need? It can help make communicating your wishes feel less awkward at first, and eventually hot.
Magic of us
A Sex Diary for Couples
NEWS PRIMER, $ 26
For those looking for libido support: we have a supplement called DTF, and there’s a reason we chose that name. It combines three herbs that traditional medicine practices long ago identified as particularly effective in this area. Libifem® Fenugreek extract has been clinically shown to support healthy sexual arousal and desire in women and support menopausal symptoms. (Fenugreek has been used in Asia, the Mediterranean, and Ayurvedic medicine.) Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb that is traditionally used in Ayurveda to maintain a healthy hormonal balance. And saffron comes from traditional Persian medicine. DTF contains the dose of saffron used in clinical studies that have also validated the use of saffron to improve mood. *
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NEWS PRIMER, $ 55 / $ 50 with subscription
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Libifem® is a registered trademark of Gencor.