Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - Recap


So while our Sexuary 2017 didn't exactly end the way we planned due to outside forces, it was still a fantastic Sexuary.  Why?  Well let me recap it and explain.

First, Jackie and I remembered that the best of sex doesn't start in the bedroom, but starts when you say "good morning love."  You know that time when you're cuddling a bit and rubbing your hands on each other to get the day started.  Maybe even a word of encouragement of how fantastic last night was or how much you're looking forward to tonight.  That's the best sex, the sex that has time to build up to a crescendo over the day till you can't hardly wait any more.

Second, we remembered that there are things teenagers know that somewhere along the way we have forgotten and I can't for the life of me figure out why we ever allowed ourselves to forget.  Jackie and I made out.  You know she sat in my lap and we kissed and I groped, she groped, and we kissed...I got hard, she got wet...we kissed and groped some more...oh yeah it was hot.  And we did this over and over again throughout Sexuary, and often times we knew there would be no sex afterwards and I still would do it again and again and again it was so hot.

According to this old adage we made it to each base several times over the month of Sexuary while making out.  We made it to first base almost every day and 2nd base was pretty regular too.  From there is just all depended, but regardless we were connected and it just made me desire Jackie even more during the day.  I really did have day dreams about spending time with her, and I honestly believe that's mainly because of the making out we did this month.

Third, sex should be more than just hot and heavy, it should be fun and adventurous.  We've known this forever.  Things like the dice we have we bought years ago for us to have fun during sex.  We've played other games over the years and blogged about it, like the football game that you get 1 minute of oral for every point your team scores that quarter, or by how much you're ahead.  I guess if we did baseball or soccer we could do 5 minutes per point, or come up with your own rules, but have fun with it.

We had a date night where there were remote control toys and car sex (oh my) involved.  We seriously just had fun with our sex and it's all things we use to do, or dream about doing as teenagers and somewhere along the line forgot to bring the fun into it.  I get it, life gets into the way and we have to make time for some of it to happen, especially when that happens shouldn't it be fun and not just a chore to have sex?  Oh and did you catch the date night part?  Yeap, we had it scheduled and somehow it got over scheduled, but we decided to cancel the other plans and go on our date.  How often do we as couples put ourselves last and the date night gets canceled?  Sometimes we have to remind ourselves the most important thing in our life is our partner and we have to make them the priority.  Together we can conquer the world, so let's make sure we stay strong in our relationship and make sure our partners know we make them a priority.

Last, and this is one of the things we strive for ever Sexuary, is we introduced new things to our bedroom.  New positions for us.  New games to play.  New toys.  New making out.  All of these things should follow us for the rest of the year, but for us Sexuary is that time where we go out of our way to make it special and be open to new and sometimes 'strange' ideas.

This Sexuary we were interrupted by a breast cancer scare, a biopsy, a parent that got real ill, still with a teenager in the house (can you read drama?), a new job, an older job that has some issues, Jackie hurting herself at work, on top of every day life.  And no things didn't always go as planned for us.  For those who don't know we actually make a calendar of events for every day of Sexuary, it takes the pressure of coming up with things on the fly to make it great.  And so there were days the events got canceled.  There were days we modified events.  There were made up days that we didn't count on.  But what I'm saying is that we live normal lives.  Shit gets in the way.  We could of easily made up 28 days of excuses to NOT have Sexuary this year and no one would of blamed us.  We didn't.  We had early morning sex at times to avoid the day.  We had tired sex at time when we could of gone to sleep.  We made out regardless of what shit the world was throwing at us that day.  We made the effort, and honestly this was one of the best Sexuaries we've ever had.  We're not porn starts that live this life and it's our job, we're normal people that enjoy the closeness sex can bring a couple of people when you go the extra mile for each other.

I'm sure we'll be posting off and on throughout the year.  Little things we do or find out between now and next Sexuary.  We generally schedule a mini Sexuary sometime during the year too.  But for the most part, Sexuary 2017 is wrapped up and that means this blog will be dormant for a bit.  You can always comment on one of our post if you like, ask us questions or email us.  We're pretty open about anything sexual we've tried.

Dane



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - Last Weekend

 So this month of Sexuary is quickly coming to an end.  It's the last full weekend and then just 2 more days and this month is done.  While Jackie and I have had fun with some of our favorites, we've also explored some things we don't normally do.  The sofa was cleared off to sit on together instead of in our lazy-boys.  We've made out like a couple of teenagers several times (why haven't we always been doing that?).  We found some new positions that we've never enjoyed before and at least 1 of them will remain big time on our list of positions. 

Ok, so where am I going with all this?  Well Sexuary is about getting out of your comfort zone or doing something you wouldn't do or haven't been doing normally.  For Jackie and I we've done a lot of touchy feely stuff and that just made the sex part better.  And the sex has been better oh my! And if you haven't done anything yet this month you still have time!  There is still a few days.  Don't let this year be another year that you that you regret doing nothing, or tell yourself, "next year".  This year is still here and Sexuary 2017 is still here, so make it count. 

And if you want to share what you did to make it special, just put it in the comments below.

Dane

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - Dice Game


As part of our sexual fun we have 2 sets of dice with different body parts and different things to do to those body parts.  Lick, Tease, Kiss, Suck, Blow, and Players Choice are all on these dice, with Ear, Toes, Nipples, Neck, Privates, and Bum on the body parts die.  Now the rules we played by today was the person who was up rolled the dice and the other person decided which combination of dice they wanted to be used on them.  We also used a regular die to decide how many minutes we'd do it for.

First I think we'd put the body parts we want on the dice.  If you're more into the S&M scene some of these were more appropriate, but for just general play some of them are not.

Second, take the other dice (the actions ones) and put things down you want to do or have done to you.  Now if you really want to make is interesting add a wildcard (these had a "?" on them) or add at least 1 thing you always wanted to try, but are just a bit skittish of....now you're leaving it up to lady luck as to whether or not you try something new. I REALLY encourage this part. 


In case you haven't figured it out yet you can take any 2 dice and put your own things on them.  Actually we really liked the idea of having a choice, so 2 sets of dice, 2 for body parts and 2 for action items.  A sharpie can fix them up, sticky labels can fix them up, you can write a paper with what 1 - 6 stand for each roll.  But there's no reason you can't do this yourself.  

If you're just one that doesn't want to do it yourself, a quick search online for sex dice game shows several sets of them for $5-$10 a set.  Actually found 3 different sets on gearbest.com for less than 2 dollars a set. 
Third,  I would add 4 minutes to whatever was rolled if you use 1 die, so you have a minimum of 5 minutes and maximum of 10.  Now you can play with 2 dice, or even 3 if you wanted to extend the rounds.   We played 3 rounds before we 'finished' up the morning, but you can do any number of rounds or roll dice to decide the number of rounds.  

One last thing, I put my dice in a baggie with our lube and the lube wiped out most everything it touched.  Not sure what was in the lube, but it didn't like the writing on the dice.  So store them separately.  

In our goal for more teasing, more touching, more intimacy this game played right into our needs.  Hope it helps you and your significant other. 

Dane

Jane here...while I will agree with Dane on most of the things above, I personally don't think you should add the 4 minutes to the time on the die if only using one.  The whole idea is to tease, touch and play..so just take what you roll and go for it.  It can be a pretty intense 1 minute!  We have had these dice in our drawer for a year or more and never got "around to it" .. I would definitely get a set try it, work it to your likes, change things up, let it spice up your sexual life. 
It was pretty hot for us today, is all I can say..



Monday, February 13, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - 50 Shades Darker

*Clearing throat out* Yes, that was a good movie.  Yes being one of maybe 3 men in a theater full of women who all, on several occasions, took a deep sigh in anticipation of the scene about to happen is quite....erotic. So I'm not sure why men wouldn't want to take their wife to see a movie like this.  Hell it wasn't that long ago this would of been considered a firm X-rated movie.  But seriously Jackie was cuddled tight during most of the movie and I loved that.  I think she'd of been in my lap if the seats were just a bit bigger. 

So first of all, they did a good job on the movie.  And if you read the books like Jackie and I did, you'll appreciate that they kept good with the books for the most part. Well done. And hot.  And sexy.  And  hot....did I mention hot?

So while we had to take a couple of days off of our sexcapeds for a small medical procedure, the post movie sex was extremely intense, and I'm certain I can thank Mr Christian Grey for that.  I'm also pretty sure that we'll be looking for a spreader bar in the near future to add to our collection of toys.  Oh my!!!

What to treat your significant other to a good time and set up a potential great night of sex?  Go see 50 Shades Darker!  Oh and guys, if you really want to hit it off you might want to review the Sexuary 2016 post on BenWa balls....and dinner with a little wine wouldn't hurt either.

Dane

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - Positions

Ok, so we've been married 10 years now, and over those years we've gotten into a bit of a position rut. You know, those positions we know will get us off and get done.  They don't take a lot of thinking and it's just where we go to most of the time.  Now not to say there aren't a couple of them, but it seems we don't really add to them much either. So in our sex calendar this year we added a couple of days that specify positions that are not in our normal bag of tricks to get us out of that rut.

Last night was one of those nights for us.  We went wild and tried something different.

I don't think it is because we don't want to try new positions.  We definitely are open minded when it comes to different sexual kinks as a rule, but positions ....hmmmm... not so much. I loved last night. Are we unique in this? Or does everyone swing from the ceilings and bend over in 42 different positions?  I'm sure our weight loss has had a lot to do with our not flipping over 100 different ways, but now we can. 

So one of the take aways we'll have from this Sexuary is that we need to try different positions more often.  Who knows, maybe we'll come up with a new list of positions to rut in.

Dane

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - Still Anal Fisting

So this isn't a new topic, actually it's the most view topic on our blog, and that's anal fisting (Anal Fisting and Anal, Fisting, Toys (Day 3) .  So we have to believe that there are others out there who'd like to try it but don't know where to start or are afraid of what will happen or just find it taboo and want to know more.  So we're going to talk about it again.

First of all it's on our 'regular' list of things to do.  Normally every 3 - 6 weeks we have a good ass fucking on me.  Normally Jackie will start with her fist and unlike several years ago it now only takes her a couple attempts and her fist will slide right into my ass.  She's learned the art of great lubrication (we still use Elbow Grease for lube on my ass), how to start with a couple of fingers and quickly stretch me out to accept her whole fist.  We're now to the point she's working on getting a second hand in at the same time.  She can get up to her knuckles on the second hand, but haven't quite made it past there.

In addition we've added new toys to the arsenal.  Pre-Sexuary I purchased several new dildos to play with, 2 of them are VERY large (3" diameter).  OK, so for right now I've met my match.  Those 2 will NOT go in.  One was a fist that Jackie just couldn't get started, the other was bullet shaped, but again, not really a point of any kind and just never could get it started to get in.  The others I purchased were great.  Larger than what I had (2.75" diameters)  and really did a great job.  Also I purchased 1 with the vacumlock system on it and got a handle (and an attachment for her strap-on) that Jackie liked.  She's complained in the past how hard some of the bigger dildos are to manage.  The handle helped today.

I do still take the hour before we play and make sure I'm well cleaned out down there for Jackie.  After several rinsing and what I expel is clear then I go lay ass up in the bed ready for Jackie to come take care of business.

I will have several orgasms while Jackie is in me, rubbing my prostate from inside.  Not necessarily cumming, but definitely orgasms.  Eyes rolling, body shaking, OMG orgasms.  It's something I've only experienced while she's rubbing my prostate. And after the fact I'm fine.  I swear within 5 minutes of being done, while I have that post orgasmic chill, my ass doesn't hurt at all.  Even afterwards it never bothers me in any way shape or form.  It feels great.  I'm pretty sure it has to do with LOTS of lube and Jackie taking her time to stretch me every time.

I won't lie, the first several times we ever tried it just didn't seem like it was going to go.  Jackie stopped when I asked, and we never gave up.  Finally after several days, over several months, of trying it finally made it. Now we never have an issue and we always have a great time. 

Hope this helps, comment below with questions or other suggestions if you'd like.

Dane

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - Making Out

"Psssst"
"Yes"
"Wanna go make out with me?" ...computer closes and I'm on my way.

When did I forget that making out can be so much fun?  And why did we ever stop making out?  I know we use to make out some when I'd drop her off at home.  Even when we'd go out on dates, we'd make out.  But somewhere along the way we stopped.  WHY?

Jackie, as part of our Sexuary 2017 and our daily touching, grabbing, sensations without expecting sex afterwards, actually we've forbidden it to be right with the sensation, she dragged me off for 15 minutes of making out.  WOW!!! Did I mention WOW?  Between the kissing, the hands just the general mood it was freaking hot.

Now don't get me wrong, we're rarely a quickie, wham bam type sex.  There's foreplay, playing, getting serious, and making sure everyone is very satisfied regardless of what the play is tonight.  But it's just not the same as just making out.  Tongues clashing, hands grabbing, bodies rubbing all making things hot and steamy.

Our Sexuary is starting out great.  I'm looking forward to more make out sessions, even after Sexuary, and knowing my woman can so turn me on with her look, her lips, and her sexiness. How about taking your significant and make out with them tonight?  Yeap, surprise them, you never know where it might lead.

Dane

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sexuary 2017 - Sensations

Ok, so I know we have talked about sensations in the bedroom before, but that's how we kicked off Sexuary 2017, with Jackie tied to the bed, blindfolded and me adding different sensations to her body.  It's amazing how different textures, different elements and some very simple things can make a difference.

So let me start at the beginning.  We've had Japanese ropes for years (I think we got our first one at Spencers).  If you don't have a pair I highly recommend them.  They are cheap, comfortable and easy to use.  Before that I used my neckties to  tie Jackie up with.  This year I added a couple of d-links to the back of our headboard so I could just snap the rope in and it would hold.  I use to tie a rope to the bedframe and then our Japanese rope to that.  So not much excuse to not do something if you'd like to try other than some prep work.

Second, if you don't have a blindfold GET ONE!  They are cheap.  You can get them on Amazon for $5, or delivered in 2 days for $8.  There is a sensation when you don't know what's coming next that is exciting.  Every house should have a blindfold or 10.  We have several.

So then I've had to collect things that feel different on Jackie.  I picked up a piece of material a couple of years ago for Sexuary that she loves.  It's soft.  Very soft.  And when I drag it across her body it feels good.  So I got a piece that I can use to cover her and slooooooowwwwwwwlllllyyyyyyy drag off of her.  Her nipples will get hard doing this.  I love it.

A bottle of corn starch is then opened and I lightly drop it over her in places I'm going to rub.  First you get the sensations of the mini explosions as I drop it on her.  The she gets the silky smooth sensations as I rub on her body.
A few drops of warming liquid on each nipple will make her jump just a bit as each unannounced drop finds its way down and starts to spread.  Oh but then I get to rub it in better, suck on it, blow on it, each causing it's own sensation for Jackie to endure.

Over the years we've used candles, I'd recommend a soy candle here, ice, warming up your dildos in a bucket of hot water, feather boas, tracer wheels, massage oils, and more for different sensations.  It takes some work, you have to look around and see and think, 'hmmmm I wonder how that would work' and come up with a few different sensations, but they are out there and you don't have to spend a fortune at the adult toy store to do it. Not that we have anything against adult toy stores, we LOVE them, but you don't always have to go there for your sexual party favors when they are all around us.

So go do something unexpected for your significant other TODAY!  Surprise them with something new.

Dane

I know what your thinking....Corn Starch? Really?  I don't know why or how Dane found this but its like powder but its not, its smooth and feels great...I am always surprised when he tells me he used the Corn starch.  Oh that piece of material...just thinking about that makes me shutter...its incredible.

Sometimes its not the what is being used, its the not knowing what will be used and the sensations that is brought on with just touch.  He loves to see me cream and squirt but it doesn't always show in an outward way but sometimes its very intense inside my body like the endorphins release and body tenses and it explodes all in my head, all inside...not much outside to leave the mess...but it happens...And let me tell you it  was pretty intense  

Try something new with your partner!  Its worth it...

Jackie


Sexuary 2017 - Touching

So I think all of us get to the point after that honeymoon phase that we forget there is more to romance than that time we lay down in bed and make out.  Oh there we're good at touching the right parts and doing everything we can to get to where we want to go but we forget that the best foreplay starts when we get up in the morning and runs all day.  When we were first dating we knew that.  Kissing was hot.  The sex was hotter.  But all day long we touched and teased and do something that would lead up to our significant other being ready and more than willing to participate in our night time ritual.


Jackie and I are working on that this year.  Now we've been married 10, going on 11 years.  We've had 4 teenager boys in the house (hers and mine), that have more than interfered with our desires to run around like banshees, naked and uninhibited sexually.  So what happens? Well we slack off.  We do what we HAVE to so that we can get some results in the bedroom, but we don't really work at it.  For us, Sexuary 2017 has become about remembering that and acting upon it.  Oh I promise there will be good sex, and LOTS of it, but part of the reason for it will be that we've started out with remembering to do more than hop in bed and roll around in the sheets.  

For example yesterday, day 2 of Sexuary, we started out in the shower together.  Now part of that is great because we've both been through a transformation this year in our weight.  Over 100 lbs have been shed between the two of us, and while in the shower we get to put our hands all over each other.  What a nice start to the morning.  

At night  After work I cleared off the sofa.  I just did it, didn't say anything, I just cleared it off.  Then I sent a couple of provocative 'pssssst' messages to Jackie and invited her to come join me on our couch (normally we both sit on our own lazy-boy) and I would massage her feet and legs as we watched TV together.  For about 40 minutes she received a massage with no expectations, no payments, no one getting off later, but she got my attention and a nice massage.  

But it didn't stop there, she did thank me for the nice foot massage, and I replied with, "thanks for letting me feel you up. hehehe".  Ok, so I wanted her to know I LIKE having my hands on her bare, naked skin.  I love touching her as much as she loves being touched.  We just haven't made the time and efforts like we used to.  Geez, I had to clean off the couch, which guys some wives would consider just as romantic as the foot massage...just saying, and then massage her feet and legs...and hour of my time and efforts, for what?  So that she KNOWS I'm thinking about her even when there is no sex involved. Now that can get sexy quickly. 

She on the other hand sent me this little quip the other day.

Ok, it's no secret if you've read my blog I LOVE my butt touched all she wants.  It was exciting for me when she sent that.  Why? Because I know she had to be thinking of me when she saw it and sent it to me. No sex.  No toe curling sex.  Just a bit of a tease during the day.  It could of easily passed right past her and be gone, but she took the time to send it and then send me a text with it.  So I was thinking about my butt being touched by this wonderful wife of mine for the next hour or so.  That's hot!

So here we are Sexuary 3rd now, do something special today for your significant other. Nothing expected in return. Your gratification comes in knowing you did something special for them. Touch, rub, feel, listen, not say that thing you were going to,....something....we can do this! And in the end, when you practice the all day foreplay.....well let's just say you never know where it could lead too.

Dane

Jackie here...Dane is right...life has been so busy for us in the last 2 years...new jobs...loss of jobs...kids moving away...new grandbaby...its just been crazy...We have forgotten those beginning times when he or I would text each other and it would send chills.  When he first started the calendar I just didn't get it.  Confusion I guess would be the right word, but after talking about it, it made sense although I did screw up the first day but hey we are back on the band wagon...lol

Ladies, have you thought back on what made you fall in love with your significate other?  What made you want him/her?  What was it?  Some of us have been together a long time and its hard to remember.  Trust me its there, way back in the filing cabinet of our brain...Look back in that box, see it...touch it....bring it forward....lets leave it forward for the month...and remember the kink...or the over and above the norm.... #sexuary #touchie #feelyourpartnersbutt #toucheachother

Jackie


Monday, January 9, 2017

Sexuary 2017


Ok, it's 24 days till Sexuary 2017. Anyone else thinking/doing anything?

Jackie and I have just finished up our calendar. Of course there is plenty of kink involved (cause that's who we are), but we are actually trying something different this year. While the sex and kink will be several days a week (no 28 days straight this year but we are looking about 4 days a week), everyday, above and beyond the sex itself will be a 5 - 15 minutes of intimate touching.

For us that could be making out, it could be a short massage, it could be some intimate touching. maybe some licking or the like.  And timers will be set, not so much for a minimum, but for a maximum. Why? We want this to be as much of a tease and a time of excitement as it is about sex. We want to remember how excited we can make each other even when we know sex is not going to happen right then. We want to be thinking of the other person and that they still have 'that touch'. I expect there will be a few hickies during Sexuary. A horrid price to pay I know. hehehe Seriously, I know we try on days we know we are having sex, but we wanted to push that this Sexuary.

So anyone else got anything going?  Oh and the kink and sex?  I'm sure you'll be reading about our adventures if you follow this blog, the good, the bad and the orgasmic.

Dane

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sexuary 2016 - Ben Wa Balls

Jackie and I have started out Sexuary 2016 with a big bang..and bang again...and well you get the picture, we're celebrating our sexuality and reminding ourselves that sex has to be one of those priorities in our relationship.  Let's face it life gets in the way all the time and if we allow it, before we know it the only time we use the bed is when we drag our tired asses into it to sleep.  Work, kids, stress, and money all seem to zap us of our energy and we forget that the closeness of a good sex life will actually energize us both physically and emotionally to make it through all those hard times.

This is actually Jackies and my 5th year to celebrate Sexuary!!! We'd been struggling at least in part because of some medical issues with Jackie and after she was feeling back on track we got on board with Christine Moers on her welcometomybrain.net.  And while she's no longer blogging on there, there is still a lot of good, honest and open information on honest and real sex questions along with a lot of life issues we all face.  But back to Jackie and I.  So 5 years ago we took the challenge to do something above and beyond what we normally do.  Maybe something that made us a bit uncomfortable in trying it, but to do it.  So we weren't the bravest, but we strove to have sex 7 days in a row.  Easy right? Yeah, not so much.  We still were lacking our communication skills and just real frankly it didn't happen.  A mere 7 days couldn't be achieved.  Year 3 was our first year to decide WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS!!!! After literally months of working together (and lots of fun in discussions) we put together "The Calendar".  It was a 28 day calendar with some different kink we either wanted to try, or might be interested in, or something we just didn't do regularly.

So what did we learn?  We learned to communicate more than we ever have.  We found out that some kinks aren't for the 2 of us.  We found we REALLY liked some others.  We found that 28 days in a row was an incredibly difficult task, but it could be done (remember all those outside factors listed above, well they didn't slack off just because we left them off the calendar).  Will we ever do it again? I don't know, but we have made it a tradition that Sexuary is a time for us to reignite our sex life and do a systems check on our relationship.  And this blog?  Well this blog was to show that men and women like you, that's ordinary next door neighbors have some of the same issues you have.  That we miscommunicate and it causes problems.  That we want to try stuff and sometimes are a bit scared of even attempting it.  That sometimes it just doesn't go anything like you'd hoped or planned.  And then there are those times that it's over the top great and you wonder why you didn't try it before!  But we're not porn stars.  We're not strippers or anything in the sex field, we're a manager and a business owner who have dreams and have been tempted to try some of the things we've read about, seen or heard about over the years.  Again, the couple next door you just didn't know was into trying anything that comes their way.

So this year, 2016, we have taken our calendar and put 15 dates down on it.  That's every other day and an extra for Valentines day.  We've put down some of our favorite things that take a little effort and spread them over the calendar this year.


Some of it might sound mundane, but it's the fact we're doing SOMETHING to make sure our sex life doesn't go stale and whither away.  And as always we're flexible if something comes up to make sure we get the most out of it all.

In our case since Jackie has started running so on Wednesday she was rather sore and so we swapped Wednesday for Friday.  But Friday is what I wanted to talk about some.  This Friday was Jackies turn to be the center of attention if  you will.  Tied up and blindfolded and different sensations from hands, cloths, metal clamps, silk, ropes and all.  It really sets Jackie off when we take the time to do all these things to her.  But yesterday I added  a new twist for her.  Ben Wa Balls.

So I've had these Ben Wa Balls for probably 40 years.  My (don't laugh) but my grandmother brought them back from Singapore and gave them to me (God bless grandma in all her ignorance of all things sexual).  They are decorative and fairly large (2").  They've sit in our toy drawer for lots of years now and never been used.  We changed that on Friday.  After lots of stimulation I lubed and inserted one in.  The second one had more issues and while it went in when it came out we left it out.  But even the one added new sensations for both of us.  While Jackie couldn't necessarily feel the one in her (she actually thought it was out) she could feel different sensations inside and from my perspective the drenching she gave me and the bed told me we definitely were on the right track.  Additionally I could feel the Ben Wa Ball massaging me when I was inside of her.  Definite win win for both of us and something we'll add in the future.

Ok, so the downside to these Ben Wa Balls?  Well as you can see there are no ropes or anything to help pull them out.  Now mind you they can't go anywhere that will harm or get stuck forever or anything, but it did take some serious effort on Jackies part to get the second one to come out.  So we might try some smaller ones (these were 2") or some with a rope between them that one of us can reach in and pull out.  

So now it's your turn.  Go do something to make this year, Sexuary 2016 better than your day to day relationship.  Make sure it's getting the nourishment it needs to not only survive, but to thrive!

Dane

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Preparing for Sexuary 2016



It's December already and we haven't even started planning for 2016 Sexuary!!! OMG what happened to this year.  Normally we start November 1st coming up with a topic for the following year. So you know what that means right?  It means we'll be starting our annual discussion on what does Sexuary (our annual adventure to make sure our sexual relationship is as strong as the rest of our relationship during the month of February).  So what does that mean to Jackie and I?  Well first that generally means we get to 'discuss' multiple times as to where we are.  That discussion can, and often does, lead to some great ...hmmmm.... practice sessions to see if we're really there.  Then there is the communicating via pillow talk, emails and texting, that can get rather exciting at times, about all the possibilities for the upcoming Sexuary that can lead to more sessions. Finally there is the narrowing down of the list to those things we are going to do.  Some of those talks can get so hot that we can't finish until we've had another 'discussion'.  Last once we have our list together, maybe even make a calendar, of what/when we are going to do things we start to make arrangements.  That might mean going shopping for toys, or going online and finding items we might need to make Sexuary all we are hoping for.  We've found if we have everything prior to Sexuary it's more likely to happen.

Then Sexuary, I mean February 1 comes and we start celebrating.

One year that was trying to have sex for 1 week in a row (we failed that year, we could make it to 6 days, but just not 7).  We shot for every other day 1 year, and we probably had sex 14 times even if it wasn't every other day.  One year that meant 28 days of fetishes, with each day being something different. We both almost died but we succeeded.  Last year because of family health issues (not Jackie or I, but Jackie was taking care of a family member with cancer),  we cut that back because Jackie was gone every other week for the week.  So that's where the 'where you are' comes in.

Talking to friends, it could be that you have sex 4 times in the month and that's a huge advancement over your current sexual status.  In some cases it would be to break a year long spell and have sex during Sexuary.  Maybe it's that you and your significant other just need to do massages a couple of times during that month and that's progress. It really all depends on where you are starting from as to what success would be.  But the discussions leading up to it and the actual conscientious focus on your sexual relationship is the goal for Sexuary.

So let's get started and start talking about Sexuary 2016!!! I'm ready, let's go!!!

Dane

PS - Sexuary for Jackie and I started by reading a friend of ours blog Welcome To My Brain  by Christine Moers.  Her profound words about sex in a relationship were so powerful Jackie and I not only started participating in Sexuary, we started this blog.  She made the comment that we tell people to be celibate until they are married (committed relationship).  BUT we forget to tell them it's not only okay, but desired to have a healthy sex life once you're in that relationship. It's the gift of being in such a relationship!!! Scientifically it brings you closer to your significant other.  It creates desire to be with them.  It makes you willing to put up with the daily grind of life within the relationship, because of the intimacy.  So Sexuary exist for that and so much more.  Sexuary is Jackie and my gift to each other every year.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

International Fisting Day 2015

Well who would know that we'd be celebrating International Fisting Day (October 21, 2015 was the 5th annual) with a round of anal fisting. That and 3 hours of glorious sex that went with it was one of those mini-sexuary days that every couple needs.  What a glorious day.  Want to know more about it you can go to fistingday.com.  It's been no secret in this blog that I enjoy anal fisting (see our most popular post here).  There is a huge release that can't be had any other way than to have a hand in there rubbing your prostate.  Just doesn't happen any other way.  So we use plenty of lube and go at it.  

Now maybe you're thinking more vaginal fisting.  A friend of ours recommends "A Hand in the Bush: The Fine Art of Vaginal Fisting".  Jackie and I do this sometimes too, though truth be told I get fisted much more than she does.  

But the couple of rules to always follow no matter where you're fisting is 1) Lube, lube and more lube!!! Don't even think about not over doing it with the lube. Oh, did I mention LUBE is extremely important?  2) Especially until you know your partner and their capabilities make sure you take it slowly.  Just going in there and shoving a fist in will rip something.  Work it in slowly and give yourself plenty of time to slowly work in a bit more at a time till you get that wondrous point where your hand is sucked in to the cavern beyond.  We've found once you're in, well then you can get a bit rougher if you'd like and ...well let's just say if done right I'm told many women can have orgasms before you even get all the way there, and I can speak from experience, there are times I'll be dripping once the anal play starts.    3) and probably most important is that if the fistee says stop, then stop immediately!!! There is a point where the pleasure can turn to the wrong kind of pain, and if it gets there you must stop.  Both as fistee you need to be able to say stop and as the fister you need to stop when told to or see that something beyond ok is reached.  

Well maybe you missed this years International Fisting Day, but maybe you can start practicing for 2016 International Fisting Day!

Dane


Monday, September 28, 2015

Food for Thought


Who hasn't brought out that can of whip cream and cherries for a hot erotic sex play?  Food play is one of the basic forms of getting out of the box and doing something different.  It's cheap, and if you look around you can find plenty of good stuff in the pantry.  I mean if whip cream isn't to your liking then maybe chocolate would be more up your alley. A few drizzles and then your job is to lick each and every erotic place on your partners body  until your tongue has caressed parts that it had forgotten even existed.


Now my favorite way to start this is to blind fold Jackie and to strap her down with our sheets so I'm in control here.  The sensations of putting food where I want it and then taking it off again will rev Jackie up before I ever get to her wetness.  We've used fruits and some vegetables, of course ice, the liquids are often whipped cream or chocolate syrup, but it could be any thicker liquid.

Now there was that 1 time I seriously covered Jackie.  I'll caution against that unless you're ready to make sure that mess is transferred between the two of you, and your sex will get beyond messy.  But a little bit goes a long ways, especially when it comes to the liquids.

You could run a fuzzy peach over her skin.  You could drag a grape between her moist lips and seductively eat it.  You could dip a cherry in the chocolate and then feed it to her from your teeth, fighting over the stems with your tongues.  You could help her practice her deepthroating with a banana, and then letting her see what that does to you.  These are just a few of the ways we use food in the bedroom to help spice things up.

So while all of these are great and all I wanted to add a new one to your list, corn starch.  Yeap, I said it, corn starch.  That big yellow square container that is always sitting up in the pantry.  When I used it on Jackie recently (blindfolded of course) she thought I was dribbling oils on her.  The 'explosion' of the corn starch  as it dropped on her skin felt like droplets splashing on her. As I spread it, caressing every inch of her body with my hands, it made Jackies skin feel extra silky.  Honestly I would think if you didn't have massage oils and needed something corn starch might save the night. Of course you'll need to take a shower when it's done.  Damn another advantage of corn starch. Because playing in the shower to make sure you get it all off....well that might just take some tongue action.



Do you have any foods that you've found extra fun in the bedroom?  SHARE, don't be greedy and hog it up to yourself, let us know so Jackie and I can try it out!

Dane

Jackie here...can I say this was an amazing day....it was so surprising to hear Dane say it was corn starch.  It totally felt like oil being dripping one sensual drip at a time...Damn gets me excited just thinking about it.  

Dane and I have played with different food like he said above, but I would HIGHLY, did I mention HIGHLY being blindfolded and encourage your partner to use corn starch ...DAMN... He managed to keep it on my body but not my sweet spot... and it set my senses on fire... they went into overload... my whole body was tingling from head to toe, the fan blowing on my body was almost too much, his soft touch was erotic and would send me over the top...OH MY...

Tell us about your food experiences...good, bad, sweet or ugly...

J

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sweet Spot Nation - Burlesque

You ever get one of those Groupons and go 'damn, I wanna do that'?  I did when it was advertising the The Sweet Spot Nation's (their facebook page is here) visit to Austin.  I WANTED TO GO!  So we looked on our calendars and low and behold the date was book. DAMN, MaryKay party scheduled for Jackie and her friends.  After talking to the host of the party, she moved it just so we could all go (in total we wound up with 3 couples going) to a night of great sexual entertainment.  I got the tickets ordered and anticipation set in, I was going to go to a burlesque show.

Now we weren't exactly sure what we were getting ourselves into, but that's half the fun isn't it?  A group of friends, crossing over into that taboo area of sexuality for the night, how could you go wrong?  The Sweet Spot Nation has everything from comedians, dancers, sex advice, poetry, and fun and games for everyone.   This high energy show was a great release for Jackie and I.  For hours Jackie and I were entertained.  They kept us sexually aroused and laughing our asses off as each member of the troupe performed their part of the show.  A nationally acclaimed burlesque dancer in all her perkiness, poetry so erotic I could feel and hear Jackie moan, readings from erotic passages, and even vibrator advice from their resident sex advisor, Dr. Nikeema Lee, something Jackie and I love to encourage, were all part of our nights entertainment.  The best part is in 3 months they'll be back, and we can't wait.


Now have to admit the highlight of the night for us was when the 2 guys that were with us were called up on stage for an 'stroking' competition.  Air fucking at it's finest left us wooing and cheering for our 2 friends.  We were talking about it all the way home.  

If you're open to new adventures, that cross the line just a bit....or maybe even a bit more, then see if they are coming to your town.  Afterwards you can whisper all the things that turned you on in the nights events as you make love to each other.  And if you didn't find anything hot, I would certainly get in to see your doctor, because something just isn't right!

Dane

#sweetspotnation

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sexuary 2015 - Dildos

Ok, so the buttons are to much for you to handle, or maybe you are tired of having to steal the kids game controller batteries, then a dildo is what you need.  So for clarification I'll define a dildo as an adult toy that doesn't us a battery and is generally used for inserting inside of someone.

So in the adult toy world we seem to have vibrators and dildos for the most part (yes, I know there is all the other fun, kinky stuff like ropes and chains, and paddles and whips) but for now we'll talk about why 1 over the other and why your dildo can be your friend.

Dildos come in all shapes and sizes.  From the that's nice to the OMG you're not getting near me with that thing sizes.  They are most often made with a slightly spongee, rubbery outer coating for a more realistic feeling most of the harder vibrators.  These coatings are often times the difference in cost between 1 dildo and another.  Additionally, many of the dildos have a harder inner core to help with inserting them inside.  If they don't it can be difficult to get them inserted where you want to go.  Some dildos will come with suction cups to stick to a wall, bathtub, or any other place you'd like to explore nirvana from.

Dildos are a preference thing though.  Each person has a preference and that's the right one for you. Big or small, fat or skinny are all what you like.  There are ridges on some, nodules on others, but those are all personal preferences.  How wide should you get it?  Maybe use the finger rule.  How many fingers do you use when fingering your vagina or ass when you're playing?  Use that as a width for the width of your new dildo.  As for length?  My rule of thumb is you can always short stroke a long dildo, but if it's to short...well your orgasm could come up short too.  There is of course the let's be real about it too rule.

Oh and let's not forget the double headed dildo. These are generally 12"+ long and very flexible. You can share the dildo with a partner or bend it in half and use both ends at once.

If you like dildos but might want an occasional vibration, some of the dildos have a place to put a bullet vibrator in them for a little kick.

Some of the reasons you might like to use a dildo over a vibrator?  Noise is one big reason.  If you don't want others to hear you playing a dildo could be a better option.  What if you wanted to use something on both your vagina and clit or ass at the same time?  It could be better to make 1 a dildo as having 2 vibrators hitting together sometimes causes a racket and could pinch you.  Making 1  a dildo would prevent that.

Make sure you keep your dildos clean and just remember anything a penis can do, yeap that's exactly what a dildo can do. 

Hope your Sexuary has been good and you've had fun breaking out those toys. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sexuary 2015 - TENS / Electricity


So it's Sexuary and you want to go outside the box a bit.  How about using that TENS unit?  We first discussed it in Sexuary 2013 in an article here, and again when I purchased our first attachment here.  Some of it went very well, some not so well for us.

But what is electricity play?  It's just that, using electricity to help with or cause orgasms or just feeling good sensations.  A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit is a medical unit used to help patients with muscle issues in their back, arms and legs (I'm sure almost any place).  TENS machines works by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain.Tens devices also help stimulate your body to produce higher levels of its own natural "Endorphins".  If you put those pulses in just the right places, well what you could get is an orgasm.

The electricity will flow from 1 pad to the other, so you want everything in direct line of where those spots you want stimulated are.  Common electrode placement for penises is on the underside of the shaft, with one pad near the head of the penis and one at the base. Alternatively, for testicular enjoyment, place one pad on the top of the scrotum and the other on the bottom. For vaginas, a pad on either side of the clit or opposite sides of the vaginal opening can feel wonderful. A pad on each side of the anus is also an option. Keep in mind, the jelly-like pad adhesive is very sticky and works best on smooth skin. It’s best to shave first if you’re working with a very hairy area.

You can also find attachments for your TENS units like the Penis straps or anal plugs and if you look you'll find more. The one caveat I'll give on these is to use LOTS of medical gel.  It's cheap and worth every drop you put on the unit.  Otherwise you'll feel sparking instead of a nice current.  Nothing like having a your penis strapped down and sparks biting into it.  Read the directions!!! I didn't at first and was very disappointed at the outcome.

Now there are other devices that use electricity The Violet Wand is probably the most famous.  It's not cheap (about $200), but do you really want the cheapest model when you're talking about sending electricity through your body?  This wand is made to run over yourself or someone and kind of acts like a plasma ball we had growing up, except you are the other side of the electricity with no glass in between.  I've never experienced them first hand but have spoken with people who have and everyone loves these jewels.  


So first question, does it hurt?  The only time I've ever had a painful experience is when I used an attachment with no gel.  Otherwise I could crank up the medical unit full blast (slowly of course) and had a great sensation.  When we use them on Jackie she'll need a breather from her orgasms.  They are intense and continuous until she turns off the unit once they start.  Take it slow, and gradually increase your power till you find that sweet spot.

Will you always orgasm?  While Jackie has always been able to orgasm I've never been able to cum with the TENS unit.  I have however had great sensations that have almost brought me there.  I'm still working on placement, but I still recommend trying it.

Can you use a TENS during sex?  Both of you might be wearing 1 set of pads, or just the act of each of you having a set of pads while having sex will cause extra stimulation and will mimic suckling on your clit, testicles, or anus during intercourse can take your lovemaking to new heights.

So if you have that TENS unit in the closet from a bad back, then break it out and try it for other purposes.  If you are thinking about some sort of electrical play, then Jackie and I recommend going for it!!!  One of the great things about TENS units is they are just as good for single play as for with a partner.  So whether Sexuary is about "ME" time or "US" time it's a great way to go.

Got some other scoop on electric play that makes you go over the top?  Share it here for everyone to learn.  Recommendation on a specific type of electric toy?  Or just what you've found works or doesn't work please share so others can learn!.

Hope your Sexuary 2015 is going well!!!

Dane

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sexuary 2015 - Ordinary Items Used As Toys

Ok so it's Sexuary 2015 and you've haven't got an extra $75 or $100 or $200 dollars for a new sex toy, and the batteries are dead in your old ones but you want to have some extra fun in the bedroom, so what do you do?  Look around the house it's full of fun toys that can be brought into the bedroom for some excitement the next time you play.

Kim Bainger in 9 1/2 Weeks
Let's start with the simplest of stuff.  I remember the scene with Mickey Rourke and  Kim Basinger in 9 1/2 Weeks where a single ice cube and made millions of teenagers cream there pants as he ran it down over her lips and
body.  The ice can be used on either sex and lots of fun can be had.  Now I generally get a small bowl and a hand towel to go with it if I'm planning something like that, but yes, an ice cube found in your freezer can be a great addition to your sex toys.

I  know that not everyone wears ties like they used to, but I think most men have a tie or 2 in the closet.  Instead of leaving it in the closet, use it in bed.  Tie someone up and make them squirm (maybe with the ice cube from above), before taking it to the next level.  If you don't have a tie, use a belt.  Honestly you don't have to tie them to tight, it's more about the idea of being constrained than the actual constraint. 

Ok, not every house had cloths pins anymore, but for a dollar or so you can have more than you will ever need to play with.  As nipple clamps, on the scrotum, I've seen them in a row on the thighs or sides, or ear lobe or ...well you get the idea, if you can pinch it you can put a cloths pin on there.  So why? It's not only the pinching sensation, but the rush of blood once you remove the pin that is part of the adrenaline rush.  Oh a little trick I've learned is that a dime, penny or nickel placed by the spring can lessen the clamp.  So if your cloths pin is too much to be placed on the nipple, just put a dime there and see if that is better, if not try a penny or a nickle.Simple adjustment and you can still use the cloths pins.

While we purchased a piece of cloth for the next, a fluffy robe or a fluffy blanket could be used for feeling and texture once the person is blindfolded or maybe you want to just wrap it around your hand and gently rub. I like taking Jackies favorite cloth and spreading it over her and slowly sliding it down her body giving her goose bumps.  But in this case it's about the texture when they can't see.  

Have you priced a good paddle lately?  Yeah they aren't cheap by any means, but the paddle in our drawer is nothing more than a ping pong paddle.  The sides are lifting up and there's a couple of spots a bit worn, but that just gives it character.  A new one is only a few bucks, and I promise, as I speak from experience here, a good wallop with that will do the trick just fine. By the way, a good wooden spoon from the kitchen can do just as good of a job too. Oh and if you're into role playing and one of you is a student, a good hardback book could be your next paddle.

Got a feather boa or some feathers from some school project?  I will say not all feathers are created equal, but if you have something soft like that use it.

Don't have a blindfold to use?  Just take a t-shirt and fold it and tie it in the back or a scarf from her closet.  The idea is to deprive the 1 individual from a sense, that of sight, so anything will work.  Though blindfolds are pretty cheap if you look around.

Certain candles can be used in the bedroom too.  Dripping the wax can be very pleasure/pain enjoyable.  Not all candles are equal for this.  Soy and paraffin candles burn cooler and are easier to remove later.  Avoid most other candles as they can burn the skin.  I found a great article on wax here if you want more on it.

Two dice could be a great start for the night.  Each number on 1 die is a place on the body and the other die represents what you're going to do with it (lick, rub, kiss...come up with your own ideas here).  After a few rounds I'm thinking you won't need the dice any more.  And of course strip poker is always a way.  Another way is that the winner gets to take off a piece of clothing and the loser has to pay 2 minutes attention to that spot, or something to that effect, be creative here.

We play games with sports too.  Superbowl was 3 minutes of being eaten or blowjob for every touchdown scored.  In years past (when we didn't have company) that was due immediately upon scoring.  Made the game a lot more interesting for us and as the game came to a closer, we came too.  

Basketball can be how many points difference between quarters.  Even NASCAR can turn into a game where you pick a driver or team and winner gets xy and z. The difference between places at the 1/2 point and/or the end could be the number of minutes something happens.  If your driver/team wins you get bonus time. 

What we're saying is just because you can't drop a chunk of change at the adult toy store doesn't mean you are stuck with a boring sex life.  PLAN out a night with your partner where all the items used aren't meant to be used for sex, but you do it anyway.  They will be impressed you were thinking about them that much and the extra excitement can lead to so extra fun play.

Do you have a household item you use in your sex play?  Share it here so others can enjoy it too.  Get with your partner and plan out something together, sometimes the planning is as much fun as the doing.  Make this the Sexuary that you have a great Ah Ha moment with your partner and part of that is playing with everyday ordinary objects as sex toys. 

On this Valentine day, the 1/2 way point of and high holy day of Sexuary, find some way to make a difference in your relationship.  It doesn't take a lot of money to have a great time using toys in the bedroom.

Dane

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sexuary 2015 - Strap-Ons

So was hoping to get to the TENS units but am waiting for a new toy to arrive before I finish that so we're going to talk about strap-ons.  YEAH!

So strap-ons are one of those Sexuary toys that EVERYONE gets to play with.  It doesn't matter your gender or sexual preference there are strap-ons for you and your partners enjoyment.  While we generally think of strap-ons in women on women, it can actually be used by both men and women on both men and women. Damn these strap-ons are good!!!

So it's been our experience that most strap-ons are pretty simple in design.  While the miles of webbing or leather might look intimidating, once you can lay it out and figure out leg and belt you're good to go.  Just tighten it up and fun and excitement are around the corner.   Though you'll notice in our picture we have one that wraps around you thigh, a much simpler design, though it has some 'thrust' issues to it. 

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So most of the strap on work with a metal O ring that fits around the base and then that snaps into your webbing.  Note the bottom left dildo is made to be put onto a strap on belt.

We've also found a double sided strap on that vibrate both her and him at the same time (lighter purple on).  While Jackie had issues with the angle on this one we loved the idea of it.

So why do we play with strap-ons?
  • Well first of all there is the hands free element here.  Depending on the sex using it you could be stroking a clit or a cock, or just holding on while still stroking or pegging.  
  • You can get your hips into it.  Let's face it these are nothing more than dildos and vibrators, but hip action definitely adds a new dimension to the thrusting the receiver is getting. 
  • For the women there is gender bending
  • For the men there is now 2 penises and the possibility of double penetration
  • Additionally for men with erectile issues the strap on can over come so of those issues and provide a great sexual experience. 
  • There are role play opportunities here.  The strap on because that guy you invited to your bed together.  
So I'll add that while some guys are intimidated by strap-ons, I've never met a guy that's tried them that don't appreciate them.  The "you've got to be gay if you allow anal" myth is just that a myth.  After all why would one of the most erotic zones in a man be found within the anal channel if we weren't supposed to explore there? Seriously guys there is nothing like having your prostate rubbed while a woman has a strap on dildo plowing in your ass and you're being stroked.

Oh but wait that means the wife must really be butch and dominate. *slapping forehead*  For most women wearing a strap on has no gender implications. It's just another accessory they wear for sexual play that just happens to be very practical and while they might seriously get into the moment, it doesn't change who they are.  If they're not butch and dominate now a strap on isn't going to change that. 

Here's a good video I found talking about the different styles of strap-ons and attachable dildos.



I will say that we had problems finding our first belt for Jackie because of size.  But what I figured out was that the web belts are standard webbing and I just added a couple of pieces of webbing extending the pull straps.  This allowed a more comfortable fit for her, and pleasure for me.  So for us the web belts were the best option. 

We also have found that it is generally much cheaper to purchase a harness by itself and then add the dildo you want to add separately.  The 'kits' get quite pricey and you won't always get the dildo you want.  Putting your own set together allows you to get what you want, and often at a cheaper price. You'll notice in our collection we have a variety of strap on dildos that we can put on Jackies harness.

So how does this work with Sexuary?  Well here's the deal, strap-ons allow for some unique toy play.  They bring an intimacy to your bedroom (or other places) that just the dildo doesn't.  And isn't that what Sexuary is about?  Bringing a new sense of intimacy to the bedroom.  Even if it's for the 1 night this month, these toys are fun.

So where are you on Sexuary adventures this year?  Have you brought more toys to your sanctuary?  Have you used them for self satisfaction?  Have you made a change for this month to bring more communication to your relationship?  We still have over half the month left, so if you haven't do anything for Sexuary you still have time!!! Go for it, grab that strap on and ........

If you don't have a strap on we highly recommend adding one to your collection!

Dane 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sexuary 2015 - Care and Cleaning of Your Toys

Ok, so you finally broke down and spent that cash for a toy.  Now how do I make sure that I get the most out of it?  What do I need to do to keep it safe to use and last the longest?

Well first of all the easy stuff.  Cleaning them after and before each use is important.  Let's face it the bacteria that can grow between uses and then reintroduced could cause quiet an issue.  But how do you clean your toys?  The material of the toy makes a difference so here you go. 

CLEANING
  • Silicone: Hypoallergenic are the easiest to maintain. Silicone dildos toys may be boiled for two to three minutes, or washed with soap and water.  The dishwasher can do a good job of keeping your toy clean too. NEVER boil silicone sex toys if they plug in or use batteries (I know it shouldn't have to be said, but there are some....). Let them air dry completely or dry with a lint-free cloth before storing.
  • Plastic/Acrylic/Glass: These can be washed with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap and sterilized using an alcohol-soaked cotton ball.  Make sure you rinse thoroughly afterward. Acrylic and glass toys may be boiled or submerged in hot water. Again a toss in the dishwasher periodically will keep the toy sterile and safe for continued usage.  And let's use some sense here too, if it plugs in or has batteries then don't soak the thing or put it in the dishwasher. 
  • Rubber/Latex and Jelly: These products are extremely porous, so be sure to wash them thoroughly with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap. When you're done rinse so that no trace of soap is left.  If you don't rinse it can degrade the material and cause irritation to you when you use it next. While it's a good idea to use a condom with any insertable toys, it's an especially good idea with these materials. The porus nature of these products require the extra care to keep you and the toy safe.
  • Realistics: Names include CyberskinTM, FuturoticTM, NeoSkin®, Soft TouchTM, UltraSkin, and FauxskinTM (if you're unsure of the type of material, check the packaging or product page, or contact Customer Service), and this type of material is widely used for erection rings and masturbation sleeves, as well as vibrators and dildos. Thoroughly wash with warm (never hot) water and a liquid antibacterial soap, then let air dry completely. Once dry, sprinkle with the included "renewing" powder or cornstarch. Never use talcum powder or baby powder, as these can cause irritation and sometimes larger problems for women (pure talc is fine but very difficult to find). Do not put these in the dishwasher unless the instructions say to.  
  • Vibrators: Ok, so what do we do with the toys that have electronics on them?  We carefully wash them with soap and water and dry them off. 
Don't put in oven or
microwave. Makes sense
to me
Any toy that you use anally that comes out with more than desired will need to be rinsed off first.  You might use baby wipes or vaginal wipes to get it cleaned up first.  Again a condom is recommended and that would take care of this issue, but if you don't want to use a condom this will clean off the mess.  After that use the proper care for the material listed above.  

So when you get your toys don't just rip the package open and start using it.  Most of, and especially the higher end ones come with cleaning instructions.  Following them will keep you safer and make the toys last longer.  

Additionally you can use a toy cleaner.  These can be sprayed on your toy and rinse or wiped off.  They provide a post cleaning extra for many toys.  We keep them by on the nightstand for a quick cleaning between cleanings too.    

Sometimes you've got to take a q-tip and make sure you get around the edges and take extra care in the crevasses.  You might be surprised what can find its way into those areas if you're not careful.  Between the cover to your vibrator and the electronics seems to be a bad area to collect gunk too.

So that's the cleaning part but what about care?

BATTERIES 

Every article I read says to remove batteries between usage.  That's not going to happen in my house.  I can't imagine the middle of a moment and then you get, "hang on a sec, I need to put the 3 AAA batteries in".  Kind of a mood killer.  But you can replace your batteries regularly.  This will keep them fresh and keep them from corroding.  So change the batteries on your fire alarm, replace all your toy batteries too.  And if you have a toy you don't use except for special occasions then  leave the batteries out of those, and put the batteries in before you start something. If you do leave your batteries in too long see our last post about repairing a vibrator

If your batteries are dying don't be a cheap skate, replace them.  The performance of the vibrator is directly related to the health of the batteries.  And I for one am not above removing batteries from our kids toys or remotes to make sure we have the best batteries in the house for our toys! They can have the cheap sucky batteries. 

STORAGE

So heat and sunlight does serious damage to toys.  Keep them in temp controlled areas and out of direct sunlight.  Additionally you want to put them away where there is no animal hair or other grim that might attach itself to your treasured device.  Nothing like killing the mood to have to pick off hairs or junk off of a toy before you use it.  I've seen where it's recommended to wrap your toys in a clean t-shirt before storing it.  Not a bad idea. I can tell you we put a feather boa in our drawer one time and we are still picking feathers off the toys in there. 

Also some of the toys will absorb what they are on.  I've had toys that have absorbed the stain off the wood they were sitting on.  So now there is a nice walnut streak on the rubber toy.  Toy is still good, just looks odd.  But be careful what you sit your toys on, and make sure to clean them off thoroughly if they do get sat into something. 

Additionally some of these toys will melt.  I've got both rubber and plastic toys that have flat spots on them from putting another toy that had been running a long time on top of them. It doesn't take to much heat to have this effect on one of your toys.  

Make sure your toy is clean before you put it away for the night.  Remember bacteria love to grow and have fun in those environments.  Save yourself an embarrassing trip to the doctor and clean them.

LUBRICANTS

While we won't go into a big article on lubricants here, there are some basics rules for toy usage and lubricants: 
  • Water Based Lubes can be used with all sex toys.
  • Silicone Lubes should not be used with silicone or realistic toys. I destroyed a great masturbator using the wrong lube once. 
  • Oil Based Lubes or Petroleum Jelly should never be used on a toy  that is going to be inserted as it could cause infections.  Additionally it will disintegrate rubber or latex, including latex condoms.
Last thing I'll mention again is using condoms on toys is a smart thing.  It saves on wear and tear, it keeps some of the smell away, especially for anal toys or toys that are shared in multiple orifice during the same session.   

So break out the toys, and let's have some Sexuary fun!!!

Where are you on meeting your Sexuary 2015 goals?  Have you used some toys you haven't in a while?  Have you purchased a new toy to play with for Sexuary?  Let us know!!!

Dane
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Here's a breakdown of how to clean sex toys by material:
  • Silicone: Hypoallergenic are the easiest to maintain, silicone dildos and non-battery-operated toys may be boiled for two to three minutes, or washed with soap and water.  The dishwasher can do a good job of keeping your toy clean too. NEVER boil silicone sex toys with electrical components. Let them air dry completely or dry with a lint-free cloth before storing.
  • Plastic/Acrylic/Glass: All can be washed with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap and sterilized using an alcohol-soaked cotton ball (rinse thoroughly afterward); acrylic and glass toys may be boiled or submerged in hot water if they're not battery-operated. Again a toss in the dishwasher periodically will keep the toy sterile and safe for continued usage.
  • Rubber/Latex and Jelly: These products are extremely porous, so be sure to wash them thoroughly with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap, and rinse so that no trace of soap is left, as it can degrade the material and cause irritation to you. Again, while it's a good idea to use a condom with any insertable toys, it's an especially good idea with these materials.
  • Realistics: Names include CyberskinTM, FuturoticTM, NeoSkin®, Soft TouchTM, UltraSkin, and FauxskinTM (if you're unsure of the type of material, check the packaging or product page, or contact Customer Service), and this type of material is widely used for erection rings and masturbation sleeves, as well as vibrators and dildos. Thoroughly wash with warm (never hot) water and a liquid antibacterial soap, then let air dry completely. Once dry, sprinkle with the included "renewing" powder or cornstarch. Never use talcum powder or baby powder, as these can cause irritation and sometimes larger problems for women (pure talc is fine but very difficult to find).
Because sex toys not only touch your skin, but touch very intimate areas of your body, it's extremely important to know whether you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain materials, cleansers, etc. If you're not sure, we highly recommend that you do an allergy test on a small patch of skin, such as the wrist, before using any product. For more information on cleaning toys and related subjects, please be sure to read the FAQ section of this article.
- See more at: http://www.mypleasure.com/education/sex-toy-guide/maintenance.asp#sthash.5CxswWme.dpuf

ere's a breakdown of how to clean sex toys by material:
  • Silicone: Hypoallergenic and easiest to maintain, silicone dildos and non-battery-operated toys may be boiled for two to three minutes, or washed with soap and water. NEVER boil silicone sex toys with electrical components. Let them air dry completely or dry with a lint-free cloth before storing.
  • Plastic/Acrylic/Glass: All can be washed with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap and sterilized using an alcohol-soaked cotton ball (rinse thoroughly afterward); acrylic and glass toys may be boiled or submerged in hot water if they're not battery-operated.
  • Rubber/Latex and Jelly: These products are extremely porous, so be sure to wash them thoroughly with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap, and rinse so that no trace of soap is left, as it can degrade the material and cause irritation to you. Again, while it's a good idea to use a condom with any insertable toys, it's an especially good idea with these materials.
  • Realistics: Names include CyberskinTM, FuturoticTM, NeoSkin®, Soft TouchTM, UltraSkin, and FauxskinTM (if you're unsure of the type of material, check the packaging or product page, or contact Customer Service), and this type of material is widely used for erection rings and masturbation sleeves, as well as vibrators and dildos. Thoroughly wash with warm (never hot) water and a liquid antibacterial soap, then let air dry completely. Once dry, sprinkle with the included "renewing" powder or cornstarch. Never use talcum powder or baby powder, as these can cause irritation and sometimes larger problems for women (pure talc is fine but very difficult to find).
Because sex toys not only touch your skin, but touch very intimate areas of your body, it's extremely important to know whether you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain materials, cleansers, etc. If you're not sure, we highly recommend that you do an allergy test on a small patch of skin, such as the wrist, before using any product. For more information on cleaning toys and related subjects, please be sure to read the FAQ section of this article.
- See more at: http://www.mypleasure.com/education/sex-toy-guide/maintenance.asp#sthash.5CxswWme.dpuf
Here's a breakdown of how to clean sex toys by material:
  • Silicone: Hypoallergenic and easiest to maintain, silicone dildos and non-battery-operated toys may be boiled for two to three minutes, or washed with soap and water. NEVER boil silicone sex toys with electrical components. Let them air dry completely or dry with a lint-free cloth before storing.
  • Plastic/Acrylic/Glass: All can be washed with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap and sterilized using an alcohol-soaked cotton ball (rinse thoroughly afterward); acrylic and glass toys may be boiled or submerged in hot water if they're not battery-operated.
  • Rubber/Latex and Jelly: These products are extremely porous, so be sure to wash them thoroughly with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap, and rinse so that no trace of soap is left, as it can degrade the material and cause irritation to you. Again, while it's a good idea to use a condom with any insertable toys, it's an especially good idea with these materials.
  • Realistics: Names include CyberskinTM, FuturoticTM, NeoSkin®, Soft TouchTM, UltraSkin, and FauxskinTM (if you're unsure of the type of material, check the packaging or product page, or contact Customer Service), and this type of material is widely used for erection rings and masturbation sleeves, as well as vibrators and dildos. Thoroughly wash with warm (never hot) water and a liquid antibacterial soap, then let air dry completely. Once dry, sprinkle with the included "renewing" powder or cornstarch. Never use talcum powder or baby powder, as these can cause irritation and sometimes larger problems for women (pure talc is fine but very difficult to find).
Because sex toys not only touch your skin, but touch very intimate areas of your body, it's extremely important to know whether you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain materials, cleansers, etc. If you're not sure, we highly recommend that you do an allergy test on a small patch of skin, such as the wrist, before using any product. For more information on cleaning toys and related subjects, please be sure to read the FAQ section of this article.
- See more at: http://www.mypleasure.com/education/sex-toy-guide/maintenance.asp#sthash.5CxswWme.dpuf

Here's a breakdown of how to clean sex toys by material:
  • Silicone: Hypoallergenic and easiest to maintain, silicone dildos and non-battery-operated toys may be boiled for two to three minutes, or washed with soap and water. NEVER boil silicone sex toys with electrical components. Let them air dry completely or dry with a lint-free cloth before storing.
  • Plastic/Acrylic/Glass: All can be washed with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap and sterilized using an alcohol-soaked cotton ball (rinse thoroughly afterward); acrylic and glass toys may be boiled or submerged in hot water if they're not battery-operated.
  • Rubber/Latex and Jelly: These products are extremely porous, so be sure to wash them thoroughly with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap, and rinse so that no trace of soap is left, as it can degrade the material and cause irritation to you. Again, while it's a good idea to use a condom with any insertable toys, it's an especially good idea with these materials.
  • Realistics: Names include CyberskinTM, FuturoticTM, NeoSkin®, Soft TouchTM, UltraSkin, and FauxskinTM (if you're unsure of the type of material, check the packaging or product page, or contact Customer Service), and this type of material is widely used for erection rings and masturbation sleeves, as well as vibrators and dildos. Thoroughly wash with warm (never hot) water and a liquid antibacterial soap, then let air dry completely. Once dry, sprinkle with the included "renewing" powder or cornstarch. Never use talcum powder or baby powder, as these can cause irritation and sometimes larger problems for women (pure talc is fine but very difficult to find).
Because sex toys not only touch your skin, but touch very intimate areas of your body, it's extremely important to know whether you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain materials, cleansers, etc. If you're not sure, we highly recommend that you do an allergy test on a small patch of skin, such as the wrist, before using any product. For more information on cleaning toys and related subjects, please be sure to read the FAQ section of this article.
- See more at: http://www.mypleasure.com/education/sex-toy-guide/maintenance.asp#sthash.5CxswWme.dpuf
Here's a breakdown of how to clean sex toys by material:
  • Silicone: Hypoallergenic and easiest to maintain, silicone dildos and non-battery-operated toys may be boiled for two to three minutes, or washed with soap and water. NEVER boil silicone sex toys with electrical components. Let them air dry completely or dry with a lint-free cloth before storing.
  • Plastic/Acrylic/Glass: All can be washed with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap and sterilized using an alcohol-soaked cotton ball (rinse thoroughly afterward); acrylic and glass toys may be boiled or submerged in hot water if they're not battery-operated.
  • Rubber/Latex and Jelly: These products are extremely porous, so be sure to wash them thoroughly with warm water and anti-bacterial hand soap, and rinse so that no trace of soap is left, as it can degrade the material and cause irritation to you. Again, while it's a good idea to use a condom with any insertable toys, it's an especially good idea with these materials.
  • Realistics: Names include CyberskinTM, FuturoticTM, NeoSkin®, Soft TouchTM, UltraSkin, and FauxskinTM (if you're unsure of the type of material, check the packaging or product page, or contact Customer Service), and this type of material is widely used for erection rings and masturbation sleeves, as well as vibrators and dildos. Thoroughly wash with warm (never hot) water and a liquid antibacterial soap, then let air dry completely. Once dry, sprinkle with the included "renewing" powder or cornstarch. Never use talcum powder or baby powder, as these can cause irritation and sometimes larger problems for women (pure talc is fine but very difficult to find).
Because sex toys not only touch your skin, but touch very intimate areas of your body, it's extremely important to know whether you have any allergies or sensitivities to certain materials, cleansers, etc. If you're not sure, we highly recommend that you do an allergy test on a small patch of skin, such as the wrist, before using any product. For more information on cleaning toys and related subjects, please be sure to read the FAQ section of this article.
- See more at: http://www.mypleasure.com/education/sex-toy-guide/maintenance.asp#sthash.5CxswWme.dpuf