And by "alternative", we mean "X-rated", of course.
Here are our favorite XXX ways to say it straight on Valentine's Day!
ONE WEEK until Valentine's Day! Feel like the walls are closing in and you're coming up short with ideas? Fret not! We've got the lowkey V-Day tips* that go above and beyond the classic traditions that you're used to.
*Not just Valentine's Day tips! (Especially number 1!)
1. SHE COMES FIRST.
Yes, when it comes to holding the door open.
Yes, when it comes to ordering your food at a restaurant.
Yes, when it comes to basically whatever comes to mind.
Most importantly, when it comes to actually COMING.*
That is all.
(Shop the ring in the photo here.)
2. Don't ask her what she wants to do for Valentine's Day. Take initiative and find a divey local spot to go to. Google is your friend! Yelp is your friend! -Or- something unconventional, like:
-Horror movie marathon
-Spiked root beer floats at home
3. Things to do if you're staying in:
-Take a free Love Languages test!
-Research your Erotic Blueprint
4. F%ck flowers! Valentine's Day is all about what's in your heart, not in the gift bag! We are betting that any partner in a relationship would prefer a card with a genuine love note than flowers that don't last. Check out these tips on how to write a non-sappy love letter.
5. If you DO insist on a gift, give the gift of pleasure. And by that, we mean give her something that she has to open in the bedroom. Our first-time sex toy blog for couples has ideas for every level of experience.
What should we add to this list? Tell us in the comments!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you have ANY inclination to introduce a sex toy into the bedroom, NOW IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY.
Sure, you can gift the traditional roses or romantic dinner, but why let the romance stop when you get home? Foreplay actually starts way before you step foot in the bedroom - beginning with mental and emotional stimulation.
LOS ANGELES — Adult novelty manufacturers Bedroom Products and Rock Candy Toys are celebrating two awards from the 2020 ‘O’ Awards ceremony and the annual AVN Awards gala, respectively.
Bedroom Products received an ‘O’ Award in the Outstanding Lubricant, Product or Line category for their silicone-based bodyglide, Silky. Additional nominations included Outstanding Accessory Product (Heat massage candles) and Outstanding Supplement or Enhancement (Climax clitoral enhancement serum). The company was also recognized for Enhancement Manufacturer of the Year at the 2020 AVN Awards, which they were awarded in 2018.
Sex toy educator Tawney Seren and her partner Kyle tag-teamed their recent review for our male masturbation sleeve, STROKE!
The skinny on STROKE:
Extra supple TPE pleasure sleeve with an open-ended design. The internal structure is tapered, providing a super-tight grip on one end (the other end is just as good, but not as grippy).
As you can see - it's discreet, small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, and it works its magic best while giving the head some extra love during 'just the tip'!
Watch the video for Tawney and Kyle's takes on STROKE.
"My partner and I want to try BDSM, but we don't know where to start."
If we had a dollar for every time we've heard that at events....
...we'd probably have around $150, plus or minus.
Anyways, being a bondage/kink beginner may seem intimidating, but it's really not! It's really just determining what you're into, mutually agreeing on how it's gonna go down, and then following a recipe from start to finish. No whips and chains required!
(It's cool- you can get creative and more spontaneous once you've learned the ropes...pun intended.)
Here are our top 5 tips on dipping a toe into bondage play, if your vibe is vanilla!
It's true, relationships take work - from communication to keeping the intimacy aflame. In fact, those are the two most common hiccups that couples encounter, especially after the 'honeymoon' phase is over.
Not to worry! We've broken down some potential roadblocks that often occur between romantic partners, with a few quick tips to help you navigate in the moment, and in the long-term.
As of June 2019, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 110.6 million Americans ages 18 and up (or 45.2%) are single. BRAVO, YOU REBELS!
Kidding -- nowadays, it's normal to be solo. We are into it.
There can be so much pressure to follow the herd and take the 'normal' steps that are basically mapped our for us at birth: go to school, get a job, find a spouse & get married, have kids, pay taxes, bite the dust. It's just reality. And as a result, it can make a single chap feel like crap. F that noise!
If you need a reminder (or a kick in the pants), here are our favorite reasons for being single.
There's no shame in our game, and there shouldn't be any in yours either.
Pleasure products aren't just for women - and while most men know this, some may still have a hard time getting over the stigma and investing in a sex toy.
Keep reading for some common sex toy myths, and reasons to bust the misconceptions!
Sweeter words have never been spoken! (That applies to life, but even better when in reference to anal sex!)
Our girl Tawney Seren, sex toy expert and educator, posted her unbiased video review of our anal comfort glide, EASE! She covers everything from the texture to the sensations before and after anal with her partner. Keep going to watch the full video!