The Wall Street Journal has proclaimed it to be the color of the century. It’s Rose Gold and it’s on everything from your iPhone, to jewelry, to hair styling products, to faucets. This color is not only beautiful, but it is also strategically murky – neither feminine or masculine – to please a non binary generation. And now it’s on your favorite sex toys!
You learn a lot about sex, bodies, anatomy, and about the companies who make and sell adult toys when you work in the sex toy industry, even if it is just as a sales associate in one of the most amazing family own boutiques in South Jersey. You make these connections with people also in the industry and, eventually, you become a liaison between company and consumer as you have the most contact with them on a regular basis. When I got my Satisfyer Pro Penguin I had more friends and friends of friends reach out to me and ask about it that any other toy I’ve owned– I mean, at one point Amber Rose was able to include it in her monthly box subscription “for free” so it’s a well known product just from that alone. I was excited as well just because I love the little penguin look to it (I’m guilty for occasionally letting aesthetics get the better part of my judgment).
A trend I’ve been noticing within manufacturers is a push for ergonomic toys – toys that fit the shape of your body that result in a far better experience when using them. I give much kudos for their attempts because I’ve had my share of experiences where I don’t even need to turn a vibrator on to know it’ll be awkward or won’t hit the right spots. Another trend I’ve noticed is this revival of finger vibes. They’ve been around for quite some time – definitely far longer than I’ve been using toys as a consumer – but they’re all been cheap, weak, and not pleasant in my experience. The move has been to make them more powerful and instead of sliding these vibes onto your finger, you slide a protruding piece of silicone or plastic in between your middle and index fingers perfectly.
Is there anything worse than being single on Valentine’s Day? Umm, yeah! We can think about a billion things worse than being single on Valentine’s Day, and that includes not being asked to supersize your meal at McDonalds! If you’re single in February, enjoy it! Take a break from the commercialism that has become Valentine’s Day and show yourself some self-love!
Tryst – (v) keep a private, romantic rendezvous, (n) a private, romantic rendezvous between lovers; a couple’s toy created by Doc Johnson that has won Cosmopolitan’s Sex Toy of the Month in June 2016 and has been called THE couples sex toy… and here I am trying to figure out WHY (read that with sarcasm and a hint of despair). “But Lady Genevieve, you recommended it in your wish list!” – First off, it was originally on my wish list because I’ve been hoping to own one since I started working at the store. My next wish list will have a time machine listed so I can go back and convince myself that it is NOT worth it. Second, anyone can fall victim to the seal of approval plastered on the box, myself included.
Have you tried our Pure Chat yet? It allows you to talk to one of our sexperts in real time! f no one is available, you can still ask your question and you’ll receive an email response. We’ve been looking at some of our Pure Chat questions and featuring them in a regular column we’re calling Between the Sheets. Here’s a question from Heather:
We have a guest room we’d like to turn into a sex room. What positioning products do you recommend?
Is a Better Sex Life your goal for 2019?
What are your resolutions for 2019? If you’re like most Americans, you’re hoping to live a healthier life, you may be trying to lose weight or quit smoking. But if you really want to improve your health, your top resolution should be to improve your sex life.