Tips & Tricks for Heating Up Your Spring!

Hello dears! Spring is trying so hard to fight these April showers, and we’re hoping the lovely weather will come and stay for good! In the spirit of spring we thought we’d talk about our new favorite things. When a new toy, book, or video makes it through our staff selection process it’s guaranteed to be good! This latest batch of wonderful toys are so much fun! We update our website all the time as new items come in, so make sure to check back every so often and see what yummy things we’ve added.

We are loving the brand new Laya! I was the lucky recipient of this fabulous toy a while back and I can’t stop telling people about it! I made Molly get one the second they appeared in our warehouse! They’re selling so fast! The super soft elastomer transmits a variable speed vibration and is quiet and waterproof to boot! This cute new toy is perfectly designed for external stimulation, and there are so many vibration settings to choose from!

One of our favorite authors (and former staff member!) Susie Bright has offered up the latest batch of edgy, sexy, all-inclusive erotic stories in The Best American Erotica 2005. This is a tasty one-handed read, so make sure you’ve had your fill before your roommate sneaks off with it. Definitely a good choice for some bedtime reading with your sweetie!

Things are warming up here in the call center as we get familiar with our GV Exclusives line, soon to be showcased in our latest catalog! As always, if we can be of any assistance just give us a call! We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Now, on to those questions you just can’t get answered anywhere else…

Love,
CeeCee & Molly

Q: I really love reading all the call center advice and I finally have a question of my own… hope I am in the right place! My husband and I have different views on what makes sex great — he likes the idea of playing around and making love for hours. I, on the other hand, like it a little more aggressive. My biggest problem is that I get a little frustrated or bored after 10 minutes of foreplay (don’t get me wrong, I love foreplay, I just haven’t found my groove yet). We have discussed our preferred sex styles but I guess I am just confused as to how to pull it all together. Any advice to help us along our merry way?
— S

A: Thanks so much for emailing us! This is a pretty common question, though often it’s the other way around! However, lots of couples have challenges when it comes to different sex styles. Good for you for communicating what you like! There arelots of fun things you can experiment with and you know what they say… practice makes perfect!

Trying on different roles can be a great place to start. Our bestseller The Ultimate Guide to Sexual Fantasy is a great handbook on trying new scenarios and has a huge list of ideas to try out. Swapping roles can be a lot of fun and lets you demonstrate to your partner what you really love by trying it out on them first! Another way to get your partner to take on a more aggressive role is to try out some light bondage. Get him to tie you up and tease you for a bit. The Vanilla Bondage Kit is a perfect little kit. It comes in a pint-sized ice cream container and has all the goods you need, silken ties and a blindfold. I tried this out on my sweetie one night by putting it in the freezer and asking him to “get me some dessert.” He got the idea and we had a great time taking turns and trying it out on each other. Tying your hubby up and teasing him for hours might increase his understanding of how you get ready so fast and just can’t wait. Sensation play is often a great way to use your excellent communication skills and put into action what you want to see happen. Spanking, tying each other up and role-playing (naughty school girl and teacher anyone?) can really bring out great fantasies from your partner.

Another delicious way to speed things up a bit is to light a Massage Candle and talk dirty! Talking dirty is one tried and true way to get both of you hot and bothered and rushing for the sheets. Check out Exhibitionism for the Shy or the excellent DVD, Talk to me Baby. Tell your partner all the juicy, yummy things you want him to do and how fast you want it done. Have him try it out and tell him you want to hear all the details of how quick and dirty he can make it. Ask him to text message you during the day, or leave him a naughty message on his cell. Tease each other during the day. Once you get in the habit of riling each other up you might just find yourself racing home from that party early and not quite making it to the bed. Enjoy!

Q: I am always on the road traveling for work and I really want to be able to take a great “goodie bag” with me but don’t want something noisy or obvious. What it is good for that? Any suggestions?
— Sophie

A: Hi Sophie, This is a hot topic right now as people start planning their summer vacations. Airport security often has no issue with vibes or other toys, and we like to suggest that you just remove the batteries from the toy and store them in a separate location. That way there should be no issue about what the item is going to be used for. I know Molly always flies with toys in her checked luggage and the batteries in her carry on. We have travel sized lubes, Eros, Good Lubrications Cream and Gel version, that are great to toss in your toiletries bag and have handy. The Laya is our favorite pick for a nice, compact, and discreet toy to carry around. It will fit nicely in a carry on and its unusual shape won’t give away its purpose to baggage handlers. It’s waterproof too, so you can sneak away for a long shower if you end up sharing a room for that business conference that’s coming up. The Fukuoku is a customer favorite for discreet vibes. It’s so small and can be slipped easily into a pocket. It’s a very popular toy, so it might be obvious to folks who have seen it on TV. The I Rub my Duckie is another great choice if you need to be secretive about your goodies. This cute little yellow duckie disguises a pretty powerful and waterproof vibe.

The Pocket Rockets, the Mini Massage Candles and the Mini Massage Bars are tiny and won’t mess up your bags. They make nice companions if you’ll be expecting a companion. When I stay in hotels and need a little down time I always take along a little one-handed read. Naughty Spanking Stories from A-Z has a great collection of steamy stories to inspire your imagination while you wait for room service. Safe travels!

Q: My partner and I are looking for a great lube, we would love something that isn’t really thin; something that we can use with all types of play (anal, vaginal, masturbation) with no glycerin in it. What do you have for us?
— Billie and Jen

A: Great question! Our customers have a lot of different needs and requirements, so we do our best to carry a large line of great lubes. Good Lubrications Gel is a fabulous all-purpose lube. It’s thick and slick enough for anal (we love to recommend gel lube for anal play), it lasts long enough for a great hand job for the both of you, and doesn’t have any glycerin so it’s perfect for vaginal use as well. If you have toys that you love it will work smoothly with them and since it’s water based, it cleans up like a dream! We both love this lube and it’s been a staff and customer favorite for a long while.

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Good Vibrations is the premiere sex-positive, women-principled adult toy retailer in the US. An iconic brand and one of the world's first sex toy shops to focus specifically on women's pleasure and sexual education, Good Vibrations was founded by Joani Blank in 1977 to provide women with a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental place to shop for erotic toys. Good Vibrations has always included all people across the gender spectrum, and is a place where customers can come for education, high quality products, and information promoting sexual health, pleasure and empowerment. Customers can shop Good Vibrations' expertly curated product selection across any of its nine retail locations or on the GoodVibes.com website, where they can also find a wealth of information pertaining to sexual pleasure, exploration and education.

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