Blog-Post-Pride

Special Edition Rainbow Dildos!

The biggest LGBTQIA+ celebration of the year is a just a few weeks away, but we say:

Let’s get this Pride party started!

Pride is our favourite season and we usually throw an event of our own or have a special product or two to mark the day of London Pride, where we celebrate love and diversity with our lovely and diverse customers (although, being a forward-thinking company with a strong LGBT following, we celebrate love & diversity each and every day).

This year, we hope and believe that Pride parade is going to be even bigger, more fun and more colourful than ever and we’re looking forward to joining in with the fantastic street party in the West End of London.

The parade itself takes place on Saturday 7th of July, but we can’t wait to throw ourselves into the festive spirit so we sent our fantastic dildo maker into the silicone lab and grrrl, did she get to work! She’s done lots of mixing and pouring and the end result is something which beautifully encapsulates the fun vibe of the movement:

A Range of Special Edition Rainbow Dildos for Pride

Rainbow-HeartsSeveral days of prep took place before the actual dildos were made.

First, flat sheets of soft silicone were made, one sheet for each colour to be included. The sheets were left to firm up for around 24 hours before they were ready for the next step.

Once the silicone set, tiny hearts were cut out of the sheets by hand (the leftover circles of silicone are cute and we use them as drink coasters, by the way). The hearts are then sorted into colour for ease of use in the next step.

Next up, the molds were prepped and silicone mixed.  Much like baking, it’s all about correct measurements and patience. At this point in the process, we’re all under strict instructions to not disturb our dildo maker  – or we could cause a batch of ruined dildos!

Translucent silicone was used for the special edition Pride dildos and this is hand-poured into the molds, which hang upside down from the special dildo table.

Dropping-heartsThe tiny rainbow hearts are all dropped in by hand – and occasionally poked with a long, thin wooden stick (precision work!). It’s time-consuming but the end result is definitely worth it.

The dildos are then left to cure for 2 days, with our dildo maker watching over them like a worried Mother Hen. 🙂

Silicone is hypoallergenic and non-porous, making it the perfect materiel for sex toys. Silicone toys like our dildos are very easy to keep clean and all you need to do to keep them in tip-top condition is to spritz with toy cleaner or wash with antibacterial hand w and warm water. We recommend using water-based lubricant to ensure the surface of the silicone dildos remains non-porous.

Dildo tableOnce the silicone is firmly set, the dildos are released from the molds and inspected for flaws. Of course, being handmade, they are never going to be as perfect as dildos that are churned out of machines dozens at a time, but we want our customers to be able to trust that a Sh! dildo is going to be excellent quality, durable and ready for hours and hours of fun.

Once the dildos have passed the inspection, they are ready for their first meet & greet; i.e we get to see the finished product!

Say hello to our beautiful Pride dildos here.

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Choose from three of our most popular dildo designs:

6 inches long, with a rounded head and curvy, tapered shaft delivers a winning combination of perfect penetrative pleasures

6 inches long with 1.75 inch diameter shaft and rounded head, ergonomically angled for hitting the G-spot

7 inches long with ample 1.75 inch diameter shaft that delivers rhythmic and deeply fulfilling penetration

All in all, there are only 12 of the special edition Pride dildos made and ad stock is very limited, make sure to order yours now if you want to snap one up!

Last But Not Least: A Pride Event at Sh!

Whilst we’ve got your attention, we want to highlight a fabtastic Pride event on 6 July, when we’ll welcome poet, writer and all-round sex goddess, Immani Love to Sh! for an erotic reading and fun slumber party. Immani will be sharing snippets from her latest tantalising page turner– Adventures in Eroticism: Workplace. We’ll be serving up bubbles and French fancies and you can bring pyjamas and a pillow to get comfy!

Tickets for the Immani Love book release show, which will take place at Sh! in London on Friday 6 July 2018 are priced at £7.50 and can be purchased here: Immani Love

 

 

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Top 3 Sex Trends in 2017

The world of sex is one that is always evolving, and we are always excited to discover new toys (often), new positions (less often) and all sorts of excellent tips & tricks for getting off.

Sex may not seem like something that should be ‘trendy’ but much like the latest pubic hair style (fluffy, if you’re asking – it’s cold!) or knickers (tummy-hugging – still cold!), different types of sex goes in and out of fashion.

2017 has been a particularly juicy year for sexual discovery, but we have managed to narrow it down to three major trends during 2017 – check it out:

Men Enjoy Anal Stimulation

Going by what our customers are asking about, it seems to us that men are becoming more open to the idea of having their back entrances played with.

However, when journalist and all-round badass Violet Fenn recently wrote an article about pegging, readers of Metro were quick to shut down the notion that the prostate gland could indeed be a pleasurable body part, with one reader suggesting Ms Fenn should be sacked for such an outrageous suggestion. We, of course, salute Violet & Metro for their ballsy approach – and not just coz we’re in the article! :p

‘Pegging’ is a term that has been used for some years now, originating in the U.S (take that, Mr President!), and it has slowly made its way over here. By definition, pegging is when a woman wears a strap-on and anally penetrates her partner with the dildo. It may not be for everyone, but we can reveal that more couples than ever are getting their rocks off this way.

Our Vibrating Strap On Dildo Kit (below) has everything you need to get started, so why not see the year out with a bang and try something new?

Best Pegging Dildo Set

Suction Sex Toys Are Blowing Minds

You might have read the word suction and have been instantly put off, but bear with us:  these marvellous air tech toys have been true showstoppers in the world of sex toys of 2017.

Suction sex toys feature a small, round-ish silicone tip that nestles around the clitoris, creating a rumbling effect with vacuum-style suction for quick, high-intensity orgasms. With 8000 nerve-endings at the very tip of the clit, these toys offer incredibly pleasurable stimulation and are very reliable for banging orgasms.

We sent a member of staff home with a couple of different designs, as we wanted an unbiased comparison between market-leaders Womanizer and Satisfyer Pro (it’s a hard job, but someone gotta do it!). Read her post on the differences between the Womanizer vs Satisfyer Pro here.

If you’re looking for something slightly smaller and cuter looking, we recommend taking a look at Satisfyer Pro Penguin Clitoral Suction Toy below.

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Beyond the Binary

‘They’ are becoming more common as ‘her’ or ‘him’ doesn’t feel right for everyone, and is often seen on social media profiles to ensure correct pronoun be used. It will take a while yet, but maybe it’s time to introduce a specific word like the Swedish “hen” (which fits in nicely with hon/her and han/him).

A large portion of our shop customers identifies as queer in its newer meaning (it has evolved from ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ to encompass a wider reference of gender and/or sexuality) and we expect this group will continue to grow.

The term ‘pansexuality’ has been used a lot this year and it seems we are reaching a point where more people feel comfortable being attracted to a person regardless of their gender. We realise this could be a result of cosmopolitan living and it may not be the case where you live; input from non-Londoners would be interesting.

We have always been big advocates of fluid sexuality and we’re embracing this new wave of acceptance and exploration of gender. Let’s hope there is plenty more in store for 2018!

 

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Penis vs Dildo: Can You Smell Them Apart?

An intrepid journo recently sent us a few questions about similarities between penises and dildos, and the likelihood of a person being about to tell the two apart.

We’re not all into penises (maybe we’re all into dildos but for the purposes of comparison, we needed someone who regularly handles the male pleasure package), so we asked our penile expert; a woman with several years active service in the field under her belt.

Here’s what she had to say:

Smell The Difference

A  penis does have a faint odor of Eau De Dick about it, just like a vagina has a distinctive scent. It’s a mix of musk and sweat, which is rather pleasant for a genuine cock-connoisseur.

Washing handsA freshly-washed peen will smell strongly of soap with a hint of male in the fleshy folds.

A clean silicone dildo is odourless, but a used one will smell of the lube used (raspberry can be rather refreshing) and also of lush lady-box (if that’s the orifice in which it was used).

A used dildo that’s been thrown under the bed after use will probably smell unpleasant – I’m not quite sure and I’d rather not find out.

A jelly dildo will have a noxious, toxic smell, especially if it’s brand new and straight out of the packaging. It will also feel rather “sweaty” to the touch and the pungent smell is offensive to most people.

A used jelly-dil  hasn’t graced my bedroom in the last 10 years so I can’t comment on the smell of that.

In conclusion: a person with some experience of peens should be able to smell the difference.

Look-A-Likey

Modern ‘realistic’ dildos are made from dense silicone with details like vein and head colour,  added by hand. The shaft may, from a distance and if you are squinting, be mistaken for the ‘real thing’ if it is poking out from the zip of someone’s jeans.

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However, if you were to take a closer look at a realistic-looking dong, you’ll notice the following:

  1. The balls are not floppy and lack pubic hair/stubble
  2. It’s not attached to a living, breathing person (a particularly good hint)

A living, breathing dick has blood pumping through it and will twitch and bob around (a clever dick can do this on command).

A  penis can and will lose its erection every now and then. That’s just how they work and you shouldn’t be offended by this. A dildo has a constant hard-on which, in my opinion, can be very useful.

A penis leaves ‘evidence’ before, during and after sex, supposing a condom is not used.

PackersNote: a flaccid packing-dildo (often used by Trans Men) poking out of a pair of briefs can be harder to spot – up close, you might notice it is covered in corn flour to avoid stickiness though.

Packing dildos are not for having sex with, they are far too floppy for that. The purpose of a packer is to create a nice bulge in the groin area.

In conclusion: a person familiar with penises and/or dildos should be able to tell the two apart (especially if found in a box under the bed).

Heating System

A real-life dick has a built-in radiator (blood flow) and a dildo does not.

A dildo can be warmed up, for sure, but it lacks blood flow and therefore feels “dead” in your hand. It doesn’t react to handling like a peen does. Its glans does not grow just before popping its cork and whilst there are squirting dildos, most do not offer this action.

In conclusion: a dildo can be warmed up but not from the inside like  a penis.

To the untrained eye, it may be tricky to tell them apart from a distance but as a general rule, dildos do not look, smell or behave like homegrown peens.

And if it’s shoved at the back of the wardrobe, it’s definitely a dildo!

Glass Dildos in Bucket of Ice

Glass Dildos For Beginners

Few will disagree when we say glass dildos are stunningly beautiful, but many will wince and imagine a number of of glass-related accidents in the sensitive nether regions. Let’s shatter (sorry!) that mental pic right now. Your PC muscle may be strong enough to squeeze the juice out of a lemon (don’t try it) but it is not strong enough to break a glass dildo, we promise.

A vagina is mighty impressive, but there are some things it just cannot do. Like snap a Pyrex or toughened glass dildo in half. Glass dildos are solid, like oven dishes, so it’s safe to relax and read on.

Glass dildos are firm, and this firmness can feel magical – especially if you enjoy G-spot play. We recommend starting off with this simple move: lube up the dildo, and slide in only a small portion. Leave the dildo in place, and rhythmically squeeze around it. Your body will tell you when it is ready for more.

Glass Dildos are Versatile Sex Toys

Glass dildos are commonly designed with two different ends, giving you the option of enjoying different sensations depending on which end you choose to play with. The Sh! Glass Double Dildo in purple is an excellent example of this.

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This dil features a pronounced ‘head’ on one end and ball-shaped bead at the other. Both are ideal for delivering the targeted massage and circular ‘juicing’ movements that both the G-Spot and prostate respond to, whilst the lengthy shaft ensures easy handling.

Sensual curves flow along the body of the Sh! Double Dildo, treating you to sweet sensations as the vagina opens and closes around the ripples.

Glass Dildos are Simply Beautiful

The first thing that strikes customers are the beautiful designs of glass dildos – they are works of art!

The Flower Glass Dildo is super cute with a small flower set in one end. The shaft offers deliciously raised dots for internal stimulation and you can, of course, use either end depending on your mood.

The gentle curve of the shaft is good for anyone new to glass toys, as it follows the natural inside curve of the vagina.

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Ice Ice Baby

Unless you love intense heat (and some do), keeping cool during the recent heatwave has probably been a priority. Cool showers, iced drinks and fans are the most common go-to solutions but what if there were more fun ways of keeping the internal temperature down?

Good news peeps, there is!

Glass dildos are fantastic for temperature play, as we shall explain next…

Glass Dildos On Ice

Leaving a glass dildo in the fridge for 30 minutes before play time will chill it down nicely. The thought may send shivers down your spine – but as long as they are by the promise of sexy play, it’s all good. Slowly stroking a chilled dil down your hot body feels heavenly on a scorching day.

Running the dildo under cold water is another great idea. It cools down quickly and you’ll get the added tease of waterdrops slowly making their way down your naked body – incredibly visual if you’re playing with a partner…

We wouldn’t recommend popping a dildo in the freezer – the glass, if thoroughly frozen, could attach to your bits and there is absolutely nothing sensual about that.

A gentler way of exploring temperature play is to leave your bottle of lube in the fridge. That way you can add one or two drops at a time and see how you feel about the coolness before going the whole hog and feasting on a chill-dil.

Let’s take a closer look at some of our most popular glass dildos.

Glass Dildo with beaded shaft (£37)

Sh! G-spot Glass Dildo is as popular with customers as it is with staff.  At only 1 inch in diameter, this dildo is slim but curvaceous, perfect if you don’t enjoy toys that are too girthy.

Its ergonomically curved tip is designed to press against and help stimulate your G-Spot, but is also well-suited to prostate massage.

If you are interested in exploring female ejaculation & squirting, this well-designed dildo can certainly help you on your way. The G-spot reacts better to firm stimulation than the soft pitter-patter of finger tips, and the weightiness of glass dildos deliver this in spades!

As with all sex toys, we recommending adding a drizzle of lube for comfortable play and enhanced sensations. As glass is non-porous, any lubricant can be used. Adding a few drops quickly turns your dildo into a slippery, sensual sex siren.

sh_-ripple-small-pink-glass-dildoSh! Small Ripple Glass Dildo is a good option if you feel the length of some of the dildos seem a little intimating. As we all know, it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean…

Subtle beads ripple along the shaft of this cutie, and the large loop handle at the end ensures it is perfectly safe for anal play too.

It’s worth noting that whilst a more petite size, Sh! Ripple Dildo isn’t suited for newbie anal play – it is better suited for more experienced back-door players.

Sh! Double Glass Dildo offers two very different types of pleasure. One end is smooth and sleek, perfect for stroking in and out. The other end has been designed for contrasting sensations, with raised dots delivering intense pleasure. Slather the dots in your favourite lubricant and it may well become a new toy-box favourite!

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How To Keep Glass Dildos Clean

Glass dildos are hypoallergenic and non-porous, meaning that all lube & juices stay on the surface of the toy. This makes them easy-peasy to clean!

A spritz of sex toy cleaner, or washing with antibacterial hand wash and hot water is all that’s needed to keep your dil spick&span.

Q&A: Dildo dilemma

Q&A: Dildo dilemma

Hello, I’m so glad I can ask for advice. I feel a little embarrassed and don’t want to even tell my best friend. I recently ordered a dildo from your store to be shipped to the U.S. I ordered a large one because I thought it would be more filling and satisfying to try. I was having sexual urges to be filled. Mind you, I haven’t been sexually active in 10 years, still flying solo and didn’t realize how tight I would be from years of inactivity. I tried inserting my dildo but it is so painful I cannot even get the tip in. I added some of the lube that came with my order but still it really hurts and I cannot proceed. I have a really small vibrator but it’s too thin and never satisfied me. Now I think the girth is too large on my toy. I never had a problem with pain when I was sexually active in my younger years. I’m 38 years old now and had mostly female partners until I went celibate 10 years ago. Do you have any tips? If a vagina can open for a baby, why can’t i enjoy my masturbation? I just had a physical with my doctor too and she had to check my vaginal canal by inserting her fingers. We both agreed everything felt normal.

Thanks for any tips!

 

Hello here,

Many thanks for your email.

On this occasion, it may be that your eyes and fantasies were a bit bigger than your vaginal canal – this can sometimes happen…

The best way of gauging size is by using your fingers: how many fingers feel just right? One, two, three, or more? That’s the size toy to choose! This an be tricky to do when looking at photos on a website, but you can call us and we’ll be happy to help you with sizing.

Twista 2 Silicone DildoRather than just throwing away your new toy, you could try this: start off your play session by using just fingers and lube until you feel ready for penetration. Your body will tell you when this happens; you’ll recognize it as a deep ache of wanting to be filled. When that happens, the vagina starts expanding to make space for “more”. Invite your smaller-size vibe to join you, and tease yourself into a rampant state of readiness. At this point, and only at this point, try introducing your new dildo. Try different positions – it could be that you are more “open” when sitting on top for example, or with your knees pulled up to your chest.

If it’s still uncomfortable, the dildo is likely too large for you. The idea with a dildo is that you should feel filled and perhaps a little stretched,  but it shouldn’t be uncomfortable or painful.

Sometimes it could be the shape of the dildo – does it have a round, blunt tip? If so, a tapered tip dildo may work better for you.

Another thing to bear in mind is that our bodies change as we get older. The vaginal membranes naturally start to thin out and the vagina becomes drier and tighter – this is perfectly normal. Use lots of lube, and make sure to work on your arousal before attempting penetration.

Good luck!

Team Sh xx

All names have been changed for the purposes of anonymity.

Q&A: Should I buy my daughter a sex toy?

Q&A: Should I buy my daughter a sex toy?

My daughter has been asking about getting her first dildo or vibrator. She is 13 and very mature intellectually, and I guess she is physically developing now as well. What would you advise? I’m happy that she came to me but I’m not sure what I think about this.  I know I started experimenting  around 13, and had certainly had my first orgasm by then. What do you think is an appropriate age for a first sex toy?

Thanks

Natalie

Hi Natalie

Many thanks for your email. It’s great to hear that you and daughter can speak so openly about sex, and that you are considering her request. We wish more parents felt able to speak openly about sex with their children (age-appropriately, of course).

There is no “right” age to buy a sex toy

It depends on the individual person, their maturity and their interest in self-exploration.

In this day and age, children mature far earlier, and with access to the internet and all it has to offer (good and bad), they are far more aware of sex at a younger age. It is great that you are talking to her about sex and that she has someone she feels comfortable coming to with her questions rather than relying on the internet.

You know yourself how young sexual awakening can be and ultimately we believe it’s best that responsible parents acknowledge this, rather than sweeping the idea under the carpet and leaving  their  teenagers to experiment away from home, with all the risk of abuse, pregnancy and STI’s that can bring.

There’s incredible pressure, these days, specifically on girls to perhaps go down routes they are not ready for…

If your daughter is telling you she’s ready to experiment with pleasure for herself, this has to be better than her feeling like she has to complete a sexual tick-list at school, doesn’t it?

One of our most memorable customers was a mother who brought her teenage daughter to Sh! Some may find this shocking but her responsible and loving parenting shone through. She left her mature, curious daughter to browse and ask us any questions and then stepped up to pay.  Her daughter had chosen ideal first toys with thoughtfulness and maturity and we felt honoured to be trusted with her blossoming sexuality.

Talking  about female pleasure, body-image and toys with your teenage daughter

 

Lube Sample Kit - 6 Different Lubricant Sachets £4As you are both open to the conversation, and if you haven’t already, it would be great to talk to your daughter about female pleasure.

It’s important for girls to know about their clitoris and the pleasure it’s designed to give them, to counteract the wrong messages about female pleasure they maybe getting from porn.

Ensuring your daughter has great body-image is also part of her education to set her in good stead for her sexual future; Perhaps look at The Great Wall of Vagina and other images of real women’s bodies, together ( rather than nipped and tucked porn stars that are awash on the net) so that she knows that all female bodies are different and equally beautiful, including her own..

Getting some fun lubes for her to try out could be a good way to start. Our sample kit offers six different lubes in sachets, and they can be used for exploration with fingers. This might be a way for her to start exploring that puts off decisions about sex toys.

If you do decide to buy her a toy, perhaps a small finger vibrator or vibrating bullet might be suitable? These can be used for exploration, but are not designed to go inside.

It’s a tricky one, deciding whether or not to buy your daughter a vibrator. Ultimately only you can decide if that is something she is ready for and that you are comfortable with.

If you have any other questions please contact us at advice@sh-womenstore, include the subject line ‘Ask Sarah’ if you’d like your advice from our new sex and relationship expert.

All names have been changed for the purposes of anonymity.

Best of luck!

Team Sh! xx

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Strap-On Sex Erotic Class

Signing up for a class on strap-on sex may seem very daunting, and we absolutely understand this. However, as we endeavour to make our classes as relaxed, informal and fun as possible, we think that once any shyness has been overcome, you’ll have lots of fun!

Some of our Strap-On classes are for women only and others (like the Strap-On & Pegging Erotic Class) are for women & couples. Take a look at our erotic classes page for more details on each individual class and who it’s for.

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What to Expect in our Strap On Erotic Class

In this class we’ll not only talk about how to choose a harness – you’ll get to try various styles on too. (Fully-clothed of course. In case you’re worried). We’ll help you chose a size and style that’ll suit you and your lover. (If you have one, that is – it could be that you’re researching future possibilities).

After the harnesses, we’ll move on to the really fun part – the silicone dildos. We’ll discuss shapes and sizes – but we’ll leave choosing of colour up to you. A dildo intended for vaginal use will likely vary from a dildo for anal use, so we’ll discuss both options.

We’ll cover positions, safer sex and other practicalities, and there’ll be time for you to put your strap-on sex questions to our friendly educators.

After the class, you’re welcome to make the most of the 20% discount that’ll be offered to all guests.

Decided to join us? Great! Book a ticket to the Strap-On Sex Erotic Class here. And – why not see if a friend or two are interested in coming along, as we offer discounts on group bookings.

Book a Strap On Soiree – our erotic class party experience at home.

You can also choose learning about strap on sex for your Sh! Soiree theme  – our erotic class experience, comes to you!

We currently offer Sh! Soirees within London area.  UK-wide coming soon.  

Whatever the occasion; a girls get-together, a hen, Christmas or leaving do, a birthday party or simply to try something new, a Sh! Strap On Soiree is playful, educational and always perfectly tuned to the occasion.

How to use a g-Spot Vibrator

Why Choose a Silicone Dildo?

Silicone is considered to be the best dildo material, bar none. It’s the dildo-connoisseur’s choice for its look and feel and also for its safety and ease of care.

A Silicone Dildo is Safe

An odourless, non toxic and hypo-allergenic material containing no phthalates or latex, silicone is THE choice if you are allergic to, or have concerns about, other dildo materials.

Cupid 3 Silicone Dildo £40
Cupid 3 £40
Our most popular silicone dildo

It’s super easy to clean and you can even to sterilize a silicone dildo by boiling it for 3 minutes or washing it in the top rack of a dishwasher!

Ease of cleaning isn’t just about sex toy safety for you. If  you plan to share your dildo with a partner, or are looking for an anal dildo for solo or pegging play, a silicone dildo  is the ultimate choice,  because of this ability to fully sterilize.

A Silicone Dildo Feels Sensual

A silicone dildo feels warm, smooth and dry, not cold or clammy like rubber or jelly dildos. Whilst firm and sleek, it feels springy and flexible, unlike steel dildos or glass dildos, which are hard and rigid

Silicone is a non-porous material, neither disclosing or absorbing any substance.

This means it doesn’t soak up any of your natural juices and also holds lubricant well on the surface – a small amount of lube on a silicone dildo goes a long way!

Whilst soft to the touch, silicone is quite a dense material so it transmits vibration well. Owning a vibrating silicone dildo means you’ve got a dildo AND a vibrator in one, giving you the added thrills on top of the penetrative pleasures your dildo bestows…

 

 

Wirly Girly Silicone Dildo (£32) Our most popular anal/pegging dildo
Wirly Girly Silicone Dildo 2 (£32) Our most popular anal/pegging dildo

 

A Silicone Dildo Lasts

Silicone is practically indestructible, unless attacked by something sharp. It never breaks down or degrades.

This is fab for a committed, long-term relationship with your dildo, but not great environmentally if it’s just a one night stand.

A dildo made from silicone is an investment and will provide years of pleasure if it’s take care of properly.

Although incredibly durable, once torn silicone can split, so keep your dildo away from sharp edges, teeth and curious pets!

 

 

 

Best Strap-On Kit (£99) All our best-selling strap on goodies, in a perfectly put-together kit
All our best-selling strap on goodies, in a perfectly put-together kit

Why Silicone Dildos Cost More

Silicone is an costly raw material and producers of pure silicone dildos tend to be, like ourselves, small, specialist manufacturers, which is why silicone dildos are more expensive than mass-produced dildos from China.

A silicone dildo is the best dildo you can buy,  but it IS quite an investment.

 

Silicone Toys & Lube

We advise to use only water-based lube on all toys made from silicone, as  the two silicones can react together and, over time, effect the smooth surface of the dildo.

We’ve tested this ourselves, after a silicone lubricant manufacturer tried to convince us that their lubricant was safe to use on silicone sex toys.

It was hardly highly-scientific, but we submerged a silicone dildo in silicone lube for a length of time to see for ourselves what the outcome would be. Small pitting started to appear on the surface.

Of course it would take many, many hours ( days.. week…s?) of play to simulate this ‘experiment’ within a real-life example, but why take the risk, we say.

 

Pros & Cons of Silicone in a Nutshell

Pros:

  • The safest adult toy material.
  • Hypo-allergenic & non-toxic
  • Feels dry, smooth and warm to the touch
  • Totally non-porous
  • Can be sterilized/disinfected which means you can safely share toys between partners or pleasure zones just as long as they are sterilized/disinfected between uses.
  • Transmits vibration well.
  • Warms quickly to body temperature.
  • Holds lubricant well (use only water–based lubes)
  • Durable
  • Super easy to clean
  • Can be sterilized

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Though durable, can tear once surface is broken
  • Can’t be recycled.
  • Not compatible with silicone-based lubes

Why Choose a Sh! Silicone Dildo?

Lovingly hand-crafted in our London studio and featuring our trademark heart-shaped bases, Sh! silicone dildos are functional as well as good looking; comfortable and secure to use, whether you hold them in your hand or wear in a harness as a strap-on dildo.

The wide bases also makes them totally safe as anal dildos

As the largest producer of silicone dildos in the UK, we offer over 40 sizes and shapes, giving you the widest choice to suit your personal preferences and pleasures.

More ethically-produced than  mass-produced dildos made in the Far East.

How to use a g-Spot Vibrator

How to Use a Stainless Steel Sex Toy

Customers often stop to admire the beautiful collection of stainless steel sex toys in our  store, asking if they’d be allowed to feel the weight of these amazing dildos (of course!). And stainless steel dildos are incredibly weighty – one of the many reasons why they are so popular.

Dildos made out of stainless steel aren’t cheap, for sure, but look after them correctly and they will last a lifetime  – making them a great investment.

Stainless steel sex toys are smooth, non-porous and incredibly weighty. They are super easy to clean and practically indestructible.

Having scoured the world, and rejected many Chinese-made metal sex toys, because we cant be sure of their purity, we’ve chosen our main supplier to be Njoy, a small, artisan, multi-award winning US company who specialise in, and only make steel toys. Njoy Toys are cast in medical grade stainless steel and hand-polished to a mirror shine.

We compliment our range with Luxotiq, again small, artisan and award-winning, who craft in aircraft-grade aluminum.

 

How to Clean Steel Sex Toys & Dildos

Clean with warm water/soap. Rinse well. Polish with a lint-free cloth. Dont use any abrasive cleaners/cloths or you’ll loose the lovely shiny surface.

If you wish to sterilize your steel toy,  use a 10% bleach/ 90% water solution, then rinse in warm water. Dry with a satin cloth or fine cotton cloth.  We don’t recommended you clean a steel sex toy in a dishwasher.

 Steel Sex Toys for Women

Njoy Pure Wand
Njoy Pure Wand £99

Stainless steel dildos are especially great for women wanting to experience  squirting / female ejaculation.

Whilst we cannot promise that every woman will be able to squirt simply by using a stainless steel toy, many of our customers have told us they first experienced female ejaculation when using a stainless steel dildo.

If this sounds like something you’d like to try, we recommend building pressure in your G-Spot by ‘juicing’ (massaging in circular movements) the dildo against the G-Spot rather than moving it in and out.

Steel toys can also be used for anal play. Their weight is very sexy, and by inserting a stainless steel butt plug whilst simultaneously enjoying clitoral and vaginal stimulation, you may find your orgasmic power increasing tenfold!

 

 

 

Steel Sex Toys for Men

Njoy Pfun Prostate Plug
Njoy Pfun Prostate Plug £79

Men can also enjoy the befits of weighty stainless steel toys; they are great for prostate stimulation and P-spot orgasms.

Make sure you are fully aroused before inserting the butt plug, and also make sure the toy is coated with lube for safer, more sensuous play.

Steel butt plugs offer a lovely sense of fullness when used for anal play. Rather than sliding the plug in and out, try leaving it in place and rocking it gently – this may be all you need for a deep P-spot orgasm.

Customers occasionally complain that standard butt plugs can pop out during play. If this is you, we recommend trying a weighty plug made out of stainless steel – it’s highly unlikely one of these plugs will ‘escape’!

 

Tricks To Try with Stainless Steel Sex Toys

  • Stainless steel dildos usually have two ends of differing sizes and weight – experiment with both ends to find out you which you prefer.
  • Stainless steel toys can be chilled in the fridge, (never, ever the freezer!) for a cool treat on hot days.
  • Stainless steel toys can be warmed in a bowl on warm (not hot) water before play – great for cold winter days!
  • Add a splash of your favourite lube for ultimate sensations.