Valentines at Sh!

By Joanna

What a month! We hope you all enjoyed Valentines Day, whether you’re loved up or fabulously single. We’ve been super busy here at Sh! Towers all month helping you prepare for the sexiest day of the year. We even launched our Toy of the Month Competition ~ A gorgeous Valentine  Silicone  Dildo was up for grabs. Keep an eye out on the blog for the March Toy of the Month!

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also given away 6 (yes, *6*) Fifty Shades of Grey Bullet Vibes this month! The Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection is back in store, so if you’re thinking of having a kinky weekend, come and get kitted out!

Our Blow His Mindclass was sold out for the second month running! The class went down well (excuse the pun) with all the ladiez. This month we met the lovely Laters, Baby, who brought us a Laters, Baby mug and a Keep Still and Obey Mr Grey mouse mat. Thank you Laters, Baby! Everyone left with big smiles and even bigger bags stocked full of goodies to try out at home! The next Blow His Mind class is fully booked *again*, but there are still a few spaces available on our April class

It really has been the month of luuuuurve! The ladies at luxury toy designers Je Joue stopped by on Valentines Day to give us a box of delicious cupcakes. Thank you!

Even more excitement at Sh! Towers ~ we’ve been shortlisted for a Rarely Wears Lipstick Award. The gorgeous Lipstick Lori is hosting her very own awards ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her blog, and the Sh! Girlz are up for the SRE Award. Voting closes on Tuesday 19th March, so *please* get voting for us!

Molly Moore’s art exhibition A Taste of Molly was a huge success. If you want more than just a ‘taste’ of Molly, we suggest checking out her website, Molly’s Daily Kiss. We had a fabulous time at Molly’s exhibition opening night ~ I think a particular highlight for many of the Sh! Girlz was a fabulous Mistress demanding her sub dress up in a school girl uniform for the majority of the evening.

And speaking of dressing up ~ we had a *top secret* photo-shoot for a certain celebrity magazineearlier in the month. We kept it quiet, but as the magazine has hit the shelves, we can tell all! Charlotte, Holly and Sophie from Geordie Shore posed wearing nun outfits amongst bondage and lingerie in the Sh! basement.

We’ve even got a cheeky look behind the scenes on this YouTube Vid

It’s been LGBT History Month, and we’ve been reflecting on the successes and achievements of the LGBT community. We couldn’t round up the month without mentioning the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex) Bill at House of Commons on February 5th, with a majority of 400 to 175! This is really exciting news, and means the UK is one step closer to equal marriage for all it citizens.

G3 Magazine is back on the shelves! No longer free, but a bargain at only £2.95, the brand new magazine is packed full of interviews, articles and hot ladiezzz.

Ribbed Discretion Vibe £12
Ribbed Discretion Vibe £12

The bestselling vibrator this month has been the Ribbed Discretion. A sexy, stylish vibe with a powerful buzz. The velvety smooth plastic is silky to touch, with a sensual ribbed design for extra pleasure…

Tenga Love Egg £10
Tenga Love Egg £10

As for Men’s Toys, this month’s bestseller has been the cute Tenga Limited Edition Love Egg. Especially in for Valentines Day, this little egg is filled with textured hearts for sensual stimulation.

The blog has been busy too ~ with lots of fun toy ideas for Valentines, as well as some more serious LGBT History Month articles. We’ve given info on how to keep your peach fresh, and of course four very Filthy Fridays from Remittance Girl, Lucy Felthouse, Rebecca Chance and Kristina Lloyd! Leni King, erotica author and poet has inspired us to write our own erotic poetry, and Jillian Boyd has shared some great tips and tricks for writing erotica too.

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by, we hope to see you soon in March! (We’ve got a swanky new coffee and tea machine too, but don’t take our word for it.. come and see for yourself 😉

Competition Time!

By Renee

Competition time! Love it or loathe it, the best-selling trilogy 50 Shades of Grey by British authoress EL James caused enormous waves across the globe throughout 2012. The Sh! Girlz read the books (and rather enjoyed them), and we can’t wait to see the kinky love-story on the big screen. We think ultra-handsome Matt Bomer would make an excellent Christian Grey, but we’ll just have to wait and see… Fingers crossed, girlz!


Before anyone gets their frilly knickers in a twist, we’d like you to overlook a small number of issues for the next 10 minutes: any unsafe BDSM practices mentioned in the book; whether or not it is fair that the book portrays Christian Grey as having become a Dominant due to childhood abuse and, lastly, whether or not it’s possible for someone new to sex to experience earth-shattering orgasms at the click of a Dom’s fingers (hey – it’s erotic fiction, anything can happen!). Please, disregard all of that. Right now, that’s not what we want to talk about. Instead ~ may we please draw your attention to The Official Pleasure Collection and our We Aim to Please competition.

These are the wickedly cool toys EL James imagined whilst writing the books, and not only can you stop by our li’l East London pink pleasure palace to look longingly at the Deluxe Wrist Ties, feel the thrilling vibrations of the Love Ring or paddle your partner’s shapely bum with the sexy satin Paddle –  you can actually purchase all of these and enjoy them in the privacy of your own bedroom!

Inner Goddess Luv-Balls

This year’s must-have, best-selling sexcessory! Ben Wa Balls, love beads, geisha balls, duotone balls – there are many names for them but only one pair that you need to own. The Fifty Shades of Grey Silver Balls are smooth, incredibly weighty and perfect for pleasuring your inner goddess!

Please Sir Flogger

Who says no to 15 inches of pure pleasure? Not us, that’s for sure!

Silvery strands to caress and seduce soft skin, the 50 Shades of Grey flogger takes our breath away. Not all submissives enjoy painful play ~ many prefer a little bit of teasing torment instead, and this flogger delivers just that!

Something Forbidden Butt Plug

This Fifty Shades of Grey Butt Plug is small & smooth, non-threatening & stylish. The silicone plug tapers gently to only 1″ at its widest and at about the length of a finger, this plug is perfectly contoured to slip in easily and stimulate your most sensitive spots. (Oh – don’t forget to add a generous dollop of lush lube before inserting).

We Aim to Please Bullet Vibrator

Don’t be fooled by its size, this silver bullet vibe packs a zingy punch! Enjoyed solo or with one (or more!) sexy friends, this little wowser is great fun! And, coz we aim to please (see what we did there?) we have six (6) of these handbag-sized vibes to give away!

There are two ways of entering this competition:

  1. Tweet (or retweet) #WeAimToPlease @ShWomenstore before Friday 1st March at 6pm

OR

  1. If you are not on Twitter, just leave us a comment right here on the blog, before Friday 1st March at 6pm

Good luck!

love balls advice

Fifty Shades of Grey Silver Balls

FSOG
FSOG Silver Balls £25

If you’ve read Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ll know all about the wonders of these silver balls, but now you can witness the desire first hand with the FSOG Official Pleasure Collection. Since the publication of the infamous books, love balls have quickly become one the fastest selling sex toys ever. At times during 2012, it seemed like Europe had entirely sold out!

Silver Balls for Exercise

It’s no surprise that the FSOG Silver Balls are on our bestseller list. From the moment we laid eyes on them, we fell in lust with these beautiful balls – as did the rest of the UK and further afield too.

These deliciously weighted silver balls are the perfect accompaniment for an evening in. At approximately 221g, they will certainly challenge you to squeeze those pelvic floor muscles.

We believe every woman should be doing her Kegel exercises, and there is no better way to work those PC muscles then with a set of love balls. It’s not just about preventing incontinence, or strengthening the vagina after childbirth (although these are both very important). It’s also about enhancing your orgasms, because a stronger PC muscle = stronger orgasms!

Silver Balls for Spanking

If you’re looking for something new to do with your love balls, why not try a good spanking? Pop them inside and make yourself comfortable – each thwack of the paddle or crop will vibrate and move the balls for sensational sensations.

Fifty Shades of Grey Spanking Crop

Fifty Shades of Grey Spanking Crop £25
Fifty Shades of Grey Spanking Crop £25

This sexy crop has a well deserved spot on our bestseller list.

With a stylish silver and black design, the Fifty Shades of Grey Spanking Crop commands obedience, even when simply just pointed. Yet its silicone grip handle and leather wrist strap means this crop is comfortable to control.

At the end of the black plaited rod is the sweet silver sting itself, that when trailed along your lovers body, builds anticipation and excitement before delivering delicious and precise sharp blows that will drive them wild.

The FSOG crop is part of the Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection, which includes cuffs, floggers, blindfolds and, of course, the infamous silver love balls.

Learn About Spanking

If you want to learn how to handle a spanking crop,  we recommend booking onto our Beginner’s Guide to Spanking erotic class for tips and tricks on how to best tease and torment with spanking implements.  Spaces are limited so advance booking is essential.

In Store NOW: Fifty Shades of Grey official toy range!

Yes, it’s true! Now you can live out your Fifty Shades fantasies with the official Pleasure Product range designed by none other than EL James herself. And what’s more:

Sh! has been chosen as one of only FIVE approved UK retailers of the Fifty Shades collection!

This gorgeous range of official Fifty Shades toys is exactly what EL James was imagining when she wrote the kinky trysts between Ana and Christian that have taken the world by storm, and Sh! is going to be one of the very few places in the UK where you can get your hands on them!

As we told you on the Sh! blog yonks ago, demand for kinky toys has gone up and up since Fifty Shades first appeared, and we had trouble keeping up with you. Now lovers of the book can enjoy toys inspired by, and named after, individual scenes in the trilogy. You might not have Christian Grey’s bank account, but we reckon this is (almost!) as good!
The range features all of the goodies mentioned in the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey, including the incredibly popular Ben Wa balls, a sexy satin spanker, handcuffs, G-spot and bullet vibes, tough and kinky restraints …and much, much more. You can buy the toys individual or as part of a kit: perfect for beginners and kinky pros alike.
Well that’s your Christmas and Valentine pressies sorted!
We’re delighted to have been specially picked to share the Fifty Shades official toys with you lovely peeps, and are thrilled to say that you’ll be able to purchase the goodies in store and online.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Products are available in our Hoxton Store NOW and will be online at www.sh-womenstore.com from Dec 1st. So go take a peek in store to see what all the fuss is about!

Follow Sh! on Twitter here to get all the latest news and be the first to know about the Fifty Shades of Grey official Pleasure Products at Sh!

Fifty Shades Fever

Well, no rest for the wicked 😉 Here at Sh! you’ve kept us busier than ever recently with demands for love balls, handcuffs, blindfolds and a certain book that *apparently* is getting some international attention…

Yup, Fifty Shades of Grey has whipped (geddit?) us all into a frenzy and just refuses to go away. If you still haven’t heard of the dashing Christian Grey and his young, willing sub Anastasia Steele, then we can only assume you’ve been living under a literary rock!

In the months since it was published, Fifty Shades of Grey and its trio-mates (Fifty Shades Darker & Fifty Shades Freed) have been flying off the shelf (eclipsing Harry Potter as the fastest selling paperback of all time, wow!) and causing quite a stir in the media, on the tube, in workplaces around the world, and probably even with your mum…

From where we’re standing (our lovely pink palace in Hoxton) the attention that the book’s been getting is causing a stir in the bedroom too. The scene in which Ana tries Love Balls (or Ben Wa Balls) for the first time, to spectacular results, has got you all grabbing our selection of Love & Exercise Balls off the shelf faster than we can fill it!
Climax Ben Wa Balls: get em while we still have em!

We’ve also seen a lot more interest in beginner’s BDSM gear. You kinky people just aren’t content with reading about what Ana & Christian get up to, you want to act it out too! Sex toy brand Sex & Mischief have got everything you need to start exploring your Dominant or Submissive side. The Sh! Girlz recommend experimenting with restraint and some light spanking, and going from there

But, not to be outdone, Sh! has been way ahead of the game for two decades now, hand-making our own bondage necessities, blindfolds, collars, cuffs and spankers in Sh! Towers, East London. Local kinky sex toys, made with love – you can’t beat it!

If Fifty Shades whet your appetite for a steamy read, check out our fabulous selection of erotica. It’s hot and heavy, there’s something for everyone, and you might just discover a love for erotic writing that you never knew you had! So see what all the fuss is about, and why so many women around the world have discovered that they love settling down for a night alone with a paperback…

We’re delighted that people everywhere are feeling more liberated to talk, not just about sex, but kinky sex at that! Increased awareness that consensual sex in all of its shades is healthy and normal, is exactly what we’ve been banging on about for years. Strike up a conversation with your neighbour about power dynamics, get the whole office talking about restraints and riding crops, and make sure to pop down to Sh! for a cuppa and a crack of our whips!

xx