WIN The Flicker! Our New Silicone Tongue Vibrator

WIN The Flicker! Our New Silicone Tongue Vibrator

To launch this fun-tastic new vibrator called the Flicker we’re giving it out for free!

It has soft windmill-style tongues for lapping clitoral sensations, it’s made out of smooth silicone: 4.25″ long and 1.25″ wide for fantastic internal pleasure. It’s also fully waterproof – great bath time buddy and USB rechargeable.

 

Learn all about the Flicker here!

 

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Toy Review: Twizzler

Over time, toy testers become adept at judging toys by size, depth of vibration and volume; you can often deduce if a vibrator is going to hit the spot, so to speak, before it’s anywhere near your private parts.

When Sh! MD Ky handed me the Twizzler, I eyed it with suspicion. Bearing in mind I suspected it was going burn off my clit long before an orgasm was forthcoming, you might understand my hesitation – I’m quite fond of my jewel. It has served me well over the years.

Looking closer at the Twizzler, I was baffled. Dual stimulation toys I’m onboard with – but a peculiar, pink beret decorated with raised bumps where the rabbit ears should be… I wasn’t convinced the session was going to end well, but I took Twizzler home for a hesitant test drive.

Design

A longer shaft, nice and firm with enough bend in it to keep it comfortable. A ridge placed mid-shaft offers pressure against the G-spot. It’s not too girthy, although I understand this is subjective. I’d say the widest part of the tip is just over two fingers wide and the body then slims down towards the part where the clitoral stimulator joins the shaft.

The clit stim is well-placed and the arm is very flexible – it can be pressed closer to the body during play, or you can gently move it to the side if direct stimulation feels a tad too much.

The design is ergonomic and Twizzler rests easy in the hand. The three buttons can be controlled with the press of a thumb, which is a bonus. The Twizzler is a rich, pink colour and whilst I know many *hate* pink sex toys, I think it’s a happy colour so thumbs up for that!

Made from hypoallergenic silicone, like most of my favourite toys, Twizzler is smooth to touch and very easy to keep clean. Just remember to gently remove the “buttons” and clean them too.

Vibration & Twizzlers

Twizzler offers a deep, rumbly vibration which works perfectly for me; high-pitched buzzing (bullet vibrators) does absolutely nothing for my spoilt muff. For women who are keen on experimenting with G-spot play, a deep vibration often works best. The vibration throbs its way around the whole genital area, and the G-spot tends to rise to the occasion.

With the vibration comes a certain level of noise, but nothing too annoying. I didn’t feel the need to turn on telly or music, and my neighbors haven’t complained so… 🙂

The Twizzler come with two soft “twizzlers”, or pleasure buttons. I found that my clit did not have a preference for the ridged Twizzler or the nobbly Twizzler – it was the motion rather than the textures that worked for me. In the end, I found that the Twizzlers were both so soft I doubt any irritation could possibly occur, despite my initial misgivings.

Pleasure

Well, yes – this is a category all of its own. The whole point of sex toys is pleasure!

Feeling worried about the swirling ‘button’ stimulator, I added a fair amount of water-based lube. And then a little more – just in case. I was about to start counting the seconds until my clit started smoking – in a bad way – when something odd happened… It felt…good… The button felt good! Nay, great! 

That was mighty unexpected, I tell ya.  From having feared the pink thing, I suddenly realised it was creating magic in my muffkin!

Scrolling between the various patterns (6), I worked out that a slight building wave motion with the Twizzler swirling back-and-forth worked best for me. There are five levels of intensity to choose from and I’m going to be honest: I set it to *powerful*. Might as well go out with a bang, right?!

The length of the shaft reaches in to stimulate the A-spot, located close to the cervix, the ridge presses against the G-spot and the pink beret twizzles & sizzles against the clit – the quality of that first test-drive orgasm was stunning! I wouldn’t be surprised to find out my eyes were rolling around in their sockets. 🙂

Value

For £89 you get a fantastic dual stimulation-style vibe, rechargeable and waterproof + it comes with a 1 year warranty. Value for money, I’d say!

What the Twizzler taught me was that books (or vibes, in this case), should not be judged on their cover (design) – sometimes something really surprising comes along and you might miss out eye-popping pleasure just because it didn’t fit the standard mould at first glance…

And the Best Vibrator is…

And the Best Vibrator is…

The most common question asked in our  London sex shop is “Which is the best vibrator?

Customers are somewhat disappointed when we explain that there is no easy answer – when you have a choice of a cherry-picked selection of all the very best toys the industry has to offer, there is not one single toy that is better than all the rest. They are all great!

What works for one person won’t necessarily work in the same way for someone else as desire and pleasure are very subjective.

Your friend may love the latest ‘MonsterDongDildo’ and it might work fantastically well for her – but if you are not into over-sized playthings without vibration, it’s not going to work for you.

Instead of pointing to the latest or most expensive toy (because most expensive doesn’t always equal best), we answer the question with one of our own:

What would you like your vibrator to do for you?

The answer may seem obvious (duh!), but actually requires a little thought and perhaps an internal dialogue with your vag. Would  like an external toy, or an internal toy, or a vibrating toy or a toy that warms up? So many questions!

Are Clitoral Vibrators The Best?

Clitoral vibrators are great. About 75% of women say they need clitoral stimulation, in just the right way, to have an orgasm. This may mean a continuous high-pitched buzzing or fun patterns like pulsing – it depends on what your clitoris likes (keep for future reference: your clit should always have a say in the vibrator you choose).

You won’t know what you like until you try – it’s  a bit like choosing a new dish at a favorite restaurant: you have a sneaky suspicion that you’re going to love it, but until you’ve had that first mouthful you won’t know for sure.

A small clit vibe with a selection of settings is a great choice for someone who doesn’t necessarily want anything for internal use, or someone looking for something a li’l extra during penetrative sex.

Are G-Spot Vibrators The Best?

G-spot vibrators are amazing, especially if you love G-spot stimulation or are keen on trying to coax the G-spot out of its hiding place to work some magic.

G-spot vibes have been designed for internal use, but there is no reason why they can’t also offer clitoral pleasure. Just because it has a shaft doesn’t mean you are limited to using it only on the one pleasure (G) spot…

Experiment with you chosen vibe – vibrations can be great for stuffed sinuses (true!), sore necks or tired feet. The only limit to what sex toys can do is your imagination. 🙂

Are Rabbit Vibrators The Best?

Rabbit vibrators are the bestselling sex toys in the whole world – more women have had their first orgasm, or their most intense orgasm, with a rabbit-style vibrator than any other type.

A rabbit style vibe is a toy with dual stimulators: a shaft that goes inside the vagina and a clitoral stimulator that reaches over and teases the clit.

The internal shaft often comes with an additional feature such as rotating beads, rippling or pulsing which can elevate the status of the pleasure enjoyed to ‘mind-blowing’.

Dual style vibes can look a little bulky and intimating  in comparison to small clit vibes, but they are great toys and if you are curious – try one like this slimmer Rabbit vibe.

Are Waterproof Vibes The Best?

Yes, they are – if you prefer pleasure in the bath or shower.  For many, the only private time they get to enjoy involves the bathroom, so a waterproof vibrator can be a godsend.

Not all sex toys are submergible so it’s always best to check a toy’s tech spec to find out if this is important for you. However, if you aren’t planning on jiggling your jewel under the waterline, it might not matter so much.

Are Rechargeable Vibrators The Best?

Categorically, yes. Plugging your favourite muffin buffer into a USB port or wall socket is a fantastic way of keeping it ready for action at all times, because you never know when the mood for a ‘menage a moi’ is going to strike. Batteries run out at the most inopportune moments, and anyone who has been there, done that will agree a rechargeable vibe is the way forward.

Again, the choice between batteries or socket is subjective and it could be that you prefer batteries – which is perfectly ok. 🙂

Are High-Powered Vibrators The Best?

Not necessarily – for someone who likes a gentle buzz, a strong vibrator can be a real mood killer. Before making your selection, try the intensity of the vibe on the tip of your nose: you’ll get a good indication of the power it’s packing.

If you aren’t sure, we’d recommend choosing a vibrator with intensity controls. Going from gentle to intense, and then back to gentle can be a fantastically sexy way of teasing yourself to incredible orgasms. Work those buttons, gurl!

Are Luxury Vibrators The Best?

Like many things in life, you get what you pay for. We have seen number of unfavorable reviews of the £1-vibe from a well-know highstreet retailer, with many deeming it “rubbish”. This is understandable – a vibrator costing only £1 clearly hasn’t been built to last. It might even conk out during first use – it happens.

High-end vibrators like Lelo are built to last, if not a life time, at least a good few years. The motors are near-silent, the materials used are body-safe, the designs are beautiful…  Lelo toys are simply stunning, but comes at a hefty price.

Choosing a mid-priced vibrator, like our range of Sh! toys, you are guaranteed a great product at purse-friendly prices. An orgasm doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – but £1 is perhaps unlikely to get you there…

There is no one vibrator that is “the best” – but considering the points above, you’ll be able to confidently choose a vibrator that is best for you.

 

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Sex Toy Review: Demona Wave Vibe

It fell on me to take Demona Wave Vibrator home for a test drive – it’s a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it, right? To be fair, I didn’t have much on and it seemed like a fun way of spending an evening.

Little did I know…

First things first: Demona Wave is USB rechargeable which is handy, especially if you like to charge your sex toys as you are working. Multitasking is a buzzword these days, and we all like to save time. Just plug the vibe in to a laptop or PC – easy! So full marks for that.

Material: Demona is covered in soft, strokeable silicone which is hypoallergenic, non-porous and a pip to keep clean. A good wash with antibacterial hand-wash and hot water is all it takes to keep Demon clean and germ-free. Again, full marks.

How can you put a price on an orgasm?

Style: Luxurious, definitely. But at a better price. At £86 (at point of writing), Demona Wave is much purse-friendlier that similar toys from Lelo, for example. I didn’t actually pay for this toy (nor did I steal it, in case you are wondering). No, it was given to me in exchange for a fair review. Still, £86 is very fair for what you are getting and I would pay full price for this vibrator.

Volume: Demona Wave packs a punch – a triple-whammy of pleasure – and for that, I can forgive the noise-factor.  The wave-motion does cause a whirr, there is no way around that. (Well, actually, there is a way around that: turn up the music or TV if you have thin walls or the noise irritates you.) It’s not too bad though: it’s not the noisiest toy I own, but nor is it the quietest. I doesn’t bother me too much, but I’m deducting a point for volume.

Design: Ergonomically curved and well-designed, Demona Wave follows the internal curve of a woman’s body. The shaft lays flat against the G-spot, and if you don’t believe in the G-spot, this vibrator might just change your mind… More about that later.

In use: The handle rests comfortably in your hand, and the 3-button interface is easy to use with only one hand.

I think this toy needs to be renamed; Demona doesn’t to it justice. It should be called ‘Nora’, as in “Bloody Nora!”

 

Being a dual stimulator, Demona has a shaft for internal pleasure, but also a small, soft clitoral stimulator that reaches over to tease the clitoris. It’s flexible, meaning it can be positioned where you want it for best stimulation. 8 different modes offer plenty of variety to suit all tastes. Personally I’m a bit too lazy to spend hours experimenting – I’m much likelier to opt for the setting I know will work wonders every single time.

If you choose to use Demona  as a standard vibrator without the wave-motion activated, you’ll find that the firm shaft presses against the G-spot area and deliver a deep, rumbly buzz that feels fantastic.

If you enjoy vibes that shake you to the bones, you got it!

Activate the wave-motion and you have a whole new party on your hands and in your pants: the shaft moves and presses against the G-spot area in slow, deliberate strokes. A friend said she thought the come-hither strokes looked far too slow to offer pleasure, but I disagree. The slowness gives you a chance to focus on each movement, inching you closer and closer to what you just know will be a crazy intense orgasm. Bliss!

If you are new to G-spot play and G-spot orgasms, this slow wave motion is a good way of finding out how it all works.  Clench your pelvic floor muscle in time with the internal waves and you might find yourself cresting much sooner than expected…

On first use, Demona Wave Vibe caused female ejaculation to happen – completely unexpected but much enjoyed!

As a non-regular ejaculator, this was a fun bonus that threw me a little bit. So, a word of warning – it could happen to you too. 😉

All in all, Demona quickly became one of my all-time favourite vibrators and comes highly recommended by my muffkin.

*Always use a good waterbased lube like Sh! Pure when using Demona Wave Vibrator.

 

 

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Q&A: Help! What’s a Good First Vibrator?

Hello!

I wondered if I could ask for some advice –

I would like to buy a vibrator but I have no idea which one to buy.


I have never used one on myself (only a partner on me during sex)
Is there a particular one that’s good to start with? I also am not sure
if there are ones that also penetrate?
I appreciate your advice!

Thanks!

L.

Hi L,

This is a very common question, sometimes when you start looking at toys it’s a little hard to know where to start. We do have a ‘My first’ section on our website and a beginners sex advice section – both are good resources if you’re stuck for ideas.

How to Pick a First Vibrator

In the end though, it all comes down to what you enjoy! Take some time to think about what kind of stimulation you enjoy, something intense or something more delicate? Direct or indirect?

It’s also important to think about safety, cheap toys might seem attractive but you should always go for high quality, body safe, non-porous toys. You’re always safe with us, otherwise look out for silicone and ABS plastic, which make for nice, safe, vibes.

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It’s a good start that you know you’re interested in something that incorporates penetration.

Our recommendations for a beginner’s vibrator

Lots of vibrators incorporate penetration,
for example this Sh! Waterproof Rabbit has bunny ears that stimulate the sides of the clitoris, which many women prefer to dead on stimulation, and a roatating shaft for penetration, it’s only about 4.5 inches penetrable length and fairly slim.
We’d advise not going to all out on your first toy because you don’t
necessarily know what you want yet. The Desire is one of our best sellers and can be used for clitoral or g-spot stimulation, it has a range of settings if you’re not sure what you’ll like.  It is a good all rounder but it is a little more expensive than some other options. There’s also toys like the Mini Pink Vibe or this G-Spot Dual Vibrator, so it stimulates your g spot and clitoris at the same time, it’s pretty small and discreet and could make a nice beginner toy.

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Always remember to use lube and keep your toys safe and hygienic, wash after use with toy spray or hot water and soap.

If you have any questions please send them to advice@sh-womenstore.com, if you’d like advice from our sex and relationship expert Sarah Berry please include the subject line ‘Ask Sarah’.

Team Sh! xxx

 

It’s our Spring Giveaway: Find out more about the History of The Rabbit and Win your own!

It’s our Spring Giveaway: Find out more about the History of The Rabbit and Win your own!

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It’s time to put some spring in your step and what could be better than one of our fantastic Jessica Rabbit Vibrators.

The Rabbit was a revelation and has been described as “one of the most visible contemporary signs of active female sexuality”. It was the first toy which delivered simultaneous internal and clitoral pleasure and a marked improvement on the medical looking cylindrical types or ‘realistic’ models that were popular at the time.

Why a Rabbit?

You might have wondered why the rabbit the mascot of sexual pleasure, maybe you thought it had something to do with the phrase ‘at it like rabbits’ and rabbits fabled fecundity. The truth is rather different. The original Rabbit vibrators were made in Japan – but Japanese culture frowned upon ‘realistic’ vibrators, so manufacturers made them in cutesy animal shapes and bright, fun colours.

So how come we ended up with the rabbit rather than the kitten or the pony?

Before the rabbit there really were a variety of weird and wonderful animal vibes including the beaver, the kangaroo and the turtle. The rabbit was partly chosen because rabbits are considered a lucky animal in Japan.

However, rabbits also had one winning advantage. The special way the rabbit ears stimulate the sides of the clitoris, where most women experience most clitoral pleasure, rather than directly on it, which often can feel  too intense to be pleasurable. Add to this the massaging sensation of the beads, which stimulate the most sensitive area inside and POW! – many women experience an amazing ‘blended orgasm’.

Sh! named the ‘Jessica’ Rabbit

In 1992, long before Rampant or Jack hopped into the world and before the Vibratex rabbit was known in the UK, we discovered a rabbit vibrator gathering dust on a back shelf of a sex toy warehouse.  It was called ‘Roger Rabbit’ ( in true sex-industry double entendre!) but we renamed it ‘Jessica Rabbit’ and started telling the women of the UK about this amazing double stimulation vibe – Sh!’s Jessica Rabbit has been featured in hundreds of women’s magazines and TV shows.

The Rabbit had already developed a cult following by the time it appeared on Sex and the City in 1998. The Sex and the City producers visited a sex shop in New York to find out which was the best-selling vibrator of the time – the Rabbit Pearl was the runaway favourite, and it featured in one of the most popular episodes of the series. The particular genius was having Charlotte being the one to stay home with her rabbit rather than go out for cocktails. That was a real permission-giving moment, enabling all women, even the shy, romantic or slightly prudish ones who’d say, ‘I’m SO a Charlotte’, to feel fine about buying a sex toy. The Rabbit had gone mainstream!

Still not everyone was a fan, in 2008, the Attorney General of Alabama announced he was going to enforce a sex toy ban across the entire state – yikes! He believed it was immoral to use a sex toy, and he suggested that anyone caught should be arrested. In response, thousands of women began mailing their vibrators to the Attorney General’s office, and the bid to ban the Rabbit faded into obscurity.

In fact the rabbit has gone from strength to strength. It’s estimated that  over five million dual-action vibrators are sold every year. Which makes it the best selling vibrator of all time!

So follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest to win your own now!

 

If you still want to find out some more about our springtime friend read our blogs on how to choose a rabbit and how to make the most out of your rabbit.