Thursday, June 22, 2017

Celebrate Pride 2017

This blog was prepared by Lips'n'Licks in her own personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own.

With the second annual Pride Month reaching it's peak, there are a plethora of Pride related parties, talks and events to keep you entertained and keep your energy up for the big parade this coming Sunday June, 25th. If you're looking for some awesome things to do before the big parade, continue reading to get the inside scoop!

Sweat: Yes, Yes Y'all Block Party
In it's ninth year, after being created to be a place to come in your colours and be free of judgement, Yes, Yes Y'all has dug it's roots into the community to give you a bash of a party on Pride parade Friday (June 23rd, 2017). From 6pm-2am at the OLG Central Stage you could be vibing to all the best hip-hop, R&B, soca and dancehall. There will also be live performances from dance groups like House of Monroe and a great selection of DJ's keeping the night young. And if you thought that was it, the well-known musical duo Nina Sky who gave us hits like Turnin' Me On and Move Ya Body will be headlining. They'll be onstage from 12:30am onward keeping the party popping. If you're interested, they do have parking in between the O'Grady's and Crews and Tangos on Church Street but I would advise taking the subway. And the best part about SWEAT – it's free!


Friday Night Live: Colour ROM Proud (#FNLROM)
Decorate the ROM in every colour of Pride this Friday night!! Celebrating its eleventh year, the ROM is hosting its official Pride dance party from 7pm-11pm. You can purchase tickets on the ROM website at www.ROM.on.ca/fnl or at the doors. Adults: $17, students: $15.50, ROM members $5. Now, I must say, this party is a bit too short for me so I would colour the ROM then head over to SWEAT (see above) to cap off my night.


Drag Ball
Let the race begin at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday. The Drag Ball will be held from 2pm-11pm in the middle of the downtown core with the likes of Kitty Glitter and MikeQ from Qween Beat. The show will start with a DJ set that will have you werking, thanks to Kitty Glitter. Afterwards MikeQ will be taking the stage to give us a taste of New York City's Ball Culture. There is also a set for Toronto's own to show us what they're working with. And, it's a drag ball, so come dressed to the nines and ready to give everyone your best "YAS QUEEEN!"


Family Pride
If you're looking to keep your Pride family friendly. Head down to Church Street Public School between 10am-5pm on Saturday or Sunday to join in family festivities such as sports, games, crafts, face painting and performances. The event is geared towards children from the age of 0-12 years but is inclusive for the entire family. This is a great opportunity to educate youth about the Toronto's LGBTQ+ culture and provide them with a space to show their colours.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Pride, be sure to have a loads of fun and be safe. Happy Pride!

Lips'n'Licks

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We-Vibe Is In Full Bloom!


This blog was prepared by Lips'n'Licks in her own personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own.




Honestly, with this years new crop of luxury toys, We-Vibe is pulling out all the stops! Just when I thought their new pleasure rings and butt plugs were something that couldn’t be topped, the Canadian company, who paved the way for couples vibrators, decided to add a top of the line kegel exerciser that has my heart beating and juices flowing!


The Bloom by We-Vibe is a new and innovative spin on a staple item in the sex toy industry. The Kegel exerciser was created to, what some believe, help strengthen the PC muscles located within the group of pelvic floor muscles that support the reproductive organs. Pubococcygeus muscles (pronounced PEW-bow-kok-SEE-gee-us) are the small group of muscles that contract during orgasm; they aid in stopping embarrassing leaks in older women and enhance orgasms for all women. For more experienced Kegel exerciser users, the weight of the toy can be upped for a more intense vaginal workout. The Bloom has made changing your weights effortless with the easy to use twist off/on weight replacements that come in three progressive weights (10g, 30g, 45g.) The toy will be able to grow with you as you grow in the toning and strengthening of your PC muscles.


Not only does the Bloom come with progressive weight add-ons but it also has the ability to vibrate. With the rumbly vibes and 10+ functions that this toy offers, your workout may consist of some pain but, most importantly, a great amount of pleasure. The Bloom can also be connected to the inventive We-Connect App that can easily be downloaded and used on any hand-held device. Like the Bloom by We-Vibe's counterparts, it offers a comfortable design, it's fully waterproof, it's rechargeable and comes equipped with a low power alert so you know when it's the right time to charge up.


It's almost summer so I know you're in the gym getting that summer body on point, but don't forget about the muscles you can't see – that's right, your PC muscles. To get the pelvic floor muscle workout you need to get your body summer and orgasm ready, CLICK HERE to pre-order your Bloom by We-Vibe TODAY!!

Lips'n'Licks

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Secret Life of Realistic Dildos


This blog was prepared by Lips'n'Licks in her own personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own.

Before working in the industry I only saw dildos as plastic penises. I didn't understand why it was such a huge part of the industry because I saw them as a farce! It baffled me at the amount of time and effort that was put into the creation of those phallic forms. But now that I have been surrounded by dildos of all kinds for an almost uncomfortable amount of time I've come to appreciate them in all forms. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes because, as a masturbator myself, I have different preferences and needs than my other masturbating comrades and I like options!



Length, Girth and Tips
Dildos come in a wide range of lengths from cute (5") to monstrous (12"). Even though the length options may seem endless, the most popular length is 7"-8" which turns out to be a little over the average penis size when erect. With a dildo that size, the people at sensual play are able to get a realistic experience while feeding their fantasies of taking on a larger cock. Girth is a main factor as well because every body is shaped differently – male or female. What one person can handle, the next person can't. So being able to offer dildos in thinner or thicker girths gives the masturbator the opportunity to experience pleasure manufactured just for them. This is the same for the tips or heads of dildos. Whether it' s the much loved mushroom shape or more on the pointy side, it matters. Some may see this as purely aesthetic, and maybe it is, but people have preferences and sometimes it's the head of a dildo that can turn us on or turn us right off. When in search for a dildo I treat it as if it were the real thing – if the penis doesn't look good to me I lose interest. But if the length, girth and head are on fleek, best believe the events of the night will lead to orgasm.

Colour
If you can think of it, I guarantee a dildo comes in that colour. The colour options are endless – flesh tones, black, pink, purple, blue, yellow, green, even rainbow! Colour is an important part of the decision making process because it is linked to mood. It may sound weird, but the colour of the dildo that someone has inside of them can add to the sensual experience by way of their mood. From my research, the most popular dildo colour is purple which means that people are attracted to power, luxury, independence, creativity, and mystery. Another way people choose dildo colour is by their fantasies. Many fantasies consist of having sex with a man of a different race, and with the wide range of flesh tone dildos we have the resources to explore our wildest fantasies without the anxiety that could ensue if done in real life. Colour isn't only for aesthetic, it aids in creating a fuller experience that culminates body and mind which leads to ultimate pleasure.
Vibrating or Non-Vibrating?
To vibe or not to vibe? That is the question. There are many up sides to a non-vibrating dildo like not having to worry about batteries or how much charge it has and, of course, taking it into the shower. With a non-vibrating dildo in the shower all you'll have to do is stick it to the wall, lube it up and go! No worries about clicking through functions or being cautious that the toy doesn't get soaked. It's smooth sailing. On the other hand, a vibrating dildo is, well, a vibrating dildo! The industry put two of the most important elements together to make a dildo vibe and they've done no wrong. A dildo vibe gives you options; ten plus functions and speeds, batteries or rechargeable, and you can even turn the vibes off to use it as a non-vibrating dildo. That's two dildos for the price of one! How could you go wrong? No, not all dildo vibes can't be submerged into water but light shower play is permitted. Given the option to vibe or not to vibe. For me, the answer is always vibe.

Now that you've got a little background information on the life of realistic dildos CLICK HERE to learn more. And, as always, Happy Explorations!

Lips'n'Licks

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bubble Pop ElectraStim!

This blog was prepared by Lips'n'Licks in her own personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own.

Tired of masturbating with that outdated rubber sleeve or plastic dildo? Sick of fumbling with AAA batteries just to get less than an hour of fun times? Looking for new ways to spice it up in bed with your partner because doggy style just isn't doing it for you anymore? If you've said yes to any one of these scenarios, ElectraStim is here to pop your boredom bubble!


ElectaStim is a new product line that has recently debuted on our online store. Although, electrostimulation is a not-so-new concept that has made its way into our bedrooms and sex lives. Making its debut in the late 1700's, the practice of electrostimulation for erotic purposes is used to stimulate the nerves and body focusing on the genitals and erogenous zones using electrical current. Since becoming its most popular in the 1980's-90's, the use of electrostimulation has been seen predominately during BDSM play. But as we grow, get more comfortable and more experimental with our sexuality, we find that electrostimulation can be used across the board. It can be used for couples and even solo play!

As stated above, the revamped ElectraStim line uses electrical current to stimulate your erogenous zones for advanced sexual pleasure. The heart of the ElectraStim line is the rechargeable - yes, rechargeable - Electro-Sex Flick Stimulator Pack that comes equipped with 7 electric functions from escalating to pulsating and 24 intensity settings. It even comes with a rhythmic stimulation function that syncs to your movements to give you a tailored sensual experience. The Flick Stimulator Pack comes with the electrical unit, 4 ElectraPads for beginners play, a USB charging cable, and a connection wire with pin connectors that can be used with any of the ElectraStim accessories. The accessories range from a dildo to a butt plug to a urethral probe for men. With the ElectraStim line, the possibilities for pleasure are endless!

If you're looking to raise the current between the sheets, check out the ElectraStim line today and use the Aren't We Naughty online chat to speak in real time with educated customer service reps for inquiries.

Disclaimer: The only consequence we should get from experimental sexual pleasure is orgasm. It is advised that users fully educate themselves on the risks and precautions linked to electrostimulation before use. Play safe!

Lips'n'Licks

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5 Simple Tips for Planning a Bachelorette Bash!

This blog was prepared by Lips'n'Licks in her own personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own.


It's that time of year ladies! The time of year where the weather is getting better and we have to diet and hit the gym like never before because the first lady from our best friends girl group is getting married in a matter of weeks. It's also the time when we regret eagerly volunteering to plan the bachelorette party. Well, regret no more, brides maids! Below are five easy tips to make your bachelorette party planning debut a major bash!

Create A Theme

Get creative and come up with a great theme that really plays off of the personality of the bride-to-be. Have fun coming up with the ideas and be sure that it will open up the bride to her playful side. The bachelorette party is a time for fun, laughter and making memories so don't limit yourself on how far you can go. It also wouldn't be a bad thing to let the bride-to-be in on some ideas you may have just to run them by her and get reactions but once you've come up with a solid theme, keep some mystery to the party by keeping her in the dark on some aspects. Remember that she is a guest to the function and deserves the surprise.


Decorate With Purpose

Once you've picked your theme it'll be time to decorate. This step may be one of the most stressful because you want the theme to stand out without shoving it down the ladies' throats. You have to find a balance. Try planning the decorations on basis of needs. If you are serving food and drinks you'll need to buy napkins and straws so make those match your theme. When you combine your theme with party necessities it adds a fuller affect to the event by tying in the theme rather than adding it last minute. And don't forget, the bride may need decorating as well if you haven't yet let her in on the theme, so accessorize her, and add the essence of the bachelorette party's theme.


Ice Breakers and Games

This is the part where it can get a bit raunchy. Like I said before, the bachelorette party is to celebrate the upcoming marriage with fun, laughter and memories so why not merge your sexy side with your playful side and pull out some raunchy games to break the ice with the ladies. You can create your own games or purchase them here. One of my favourites is the Adult Pinata. Buy an empty penis shaped pinata and fill it with pecker shaped candies and other edible novelties as a fun way to let the ladies work for their desert. Board games and card games are also fun ways to keep the energy up.

Leave Room For Play

I know, planning events and keeping things on track can be very stressful. You've scheduled everything to a tee in hopes that everything fits into your time line. But when you are dealing with a large group of ladies who have probably had more than enough to drink you must leave wiggle room. The ladies are going to want to socialize, go for that second – maybe third – plate of h'orderves, or maybe even want more time to play a certain game. I can guarantee that you will at some point be driven off of schedule due to guests or event mishaps but if you’ve already planned time for those delays you'll be several steps ahead. So plan for some setbacks early on to minimize stress and allow yourself to enjoy the positive and negative events of the bachelorette bash.


Party Favours

After all of that adult fun, you can't let the ladies leave empty handed. Yes, the memories will stay with them forever but a little gift to cap off the night or wake them up the morning after is always a great finishing touch. Whether it be a goody bag filled with trinkets or a hand-made picture frame for that personal touch, let it match the party's theme while putting a smile on everyone's face.

And there you have it! Five tips to keep in mind when planning the ultimate bachelorette party. Let your creativity guide you and, most importantly, have fun! Click here to start brainstorming theme ideas now!

Lips'n'Licks