After hearing claims of “silicone allergies” from sex toy consumers, Metis Black wondered if the industry as a whole is seeing this as well. Naturally, she reached out to the source - a silicone expert with a PhD in Toxicology and a DABT, a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology - for answers.
People in the kinky scene tend to refer to non-kinky people as ‘vanilla’. But vanilla is a spice, too, and can be a delicious, complex flavor all by itself! This guide to exploring kink is for those vanilla lovers who feel nervous about playing with power.
“Communication makes the best lube” has been one of my favorite phrases when discussing consent and negotiations around sex. But what does that actually mean in practice?
When sexual freedom comes under the gun by politicians in our nation’s capital, who is it that speaks to defend our freedoms? Quite often it is Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. But who are they? What do they do? And how can we support them? Metis Black interviews Woodhull's Executive Director, Ricci Joy Levy, for the inside scoop.
Asking for something new in the bedroom is a vulnerable position to be in. This is especially true when a couple has been together with a relatively stable or ‘normal’ sex life for many years. How do you start a new sexual conversation with a long-time partner?
Finding reliable, honest information about sex and sexuality has never been easier and never been harder. The Internet offers us both the best and the worst. But what comes up far too often?
Let’s address the elephant in the room first: You don’t actually need a vibrator to have a good sex life, but having one might be quite nice! So what exactly are they?
Sometimes you get so stuck sexually and you are so used to feeling stuck, you have no way to gauge how or why. I see this a lot with new sex coaching clients and prospects.
Ever wanted to tell your partner exactly how you felt, but you just couldn’t muster up the courage?
Sex toys aren't just for women. Ducky demonstrates how to properly use male sex toys.
Learn Where the G-Spot is and How to Find It With Ducky Doolittle
All too many times we find ourselves looking for simple solutions to make things in our lives easier - especially when it comes to sex! Things should feel great, be safe, and be simple for us to get to climax.
Nearly everyone has used or owns a sex toy, but there are serious dangers lurking in your toy box. Why are dangerous and harmful chemicals allowed in our most private of places?
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking at the array of sex toys available on the market, but here at Tantus we design toys with care. Every design element has been created with the intentions of driving sensation and orgasms. Here’s our guild to exploring just a few of the anal toys we have in our line.
For 15 years I’ve talked to anyone and everyone about toxic chemicals in our sex toys. Many in the novelty industry, manufacturers, store owners, and educators alike heard me mention this funny word and then spell it for them: p-h-t-h-a-l-a-t-e-s and it may have been the first time they had heard about it at all.
Metis Black started Tantus with the goal of shaping the pleasure products industry into a safer, educated marketplace. As a pioneer in silicone toy manufacturing, Black says she experienced resistance but now sees the fruit of her labor with the increased usage of body-safe materials.
When you first decide to try out sex toys, you are most likely going to feel overwhelmed. The first step is to accept that with your first few sex toy purchases, there will inevitably be some choices that you end up not liking. To minimize the chances of that, here are some tips for buying your first sex toys.
Spanking is not an unskilled art. Many write about it in books and flirt with it in social media posts, but recently I’ve realized how rare it is to find someone who really knows how to spank.
A doctor is sworn to keep your confidence. Any issue you bring to them, sex or otherwise, will be private. This makes it a bit easier to confide the most personal things with them. But sex can complicate any conversation.
To put it bluntly, at our age, a well-chosen, well-placed sex toy can make the difference between arousal and orgasm -- or not.
Of everything in my toy chest, if I had to choose one item to take with me to a desert isle, it would be basic - I'd grab my lube.
Ah to contemplate the perfect lube... where to begin? Personal lubricants are just that - personal. It's a very subjective quest.
Ever blurt "I love you" in the middle of sex with someone you barely knew? Are you a consummate creator of 6 week relationships? Do you stay years in a relationship that's bad for you? If any of these are true, you can blame your brain chemistry.
Kegels, or PC muscle exercises, are the easiest way to ensure and maintain your sexual health. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscle, makes for more intense orgasms, more sexual control, better urinary control, firmer erections and better prostate tone.
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