Nov 272010
 

Folks who know sex toys are familiar with Jimmyjane’s reputation for high-quality, iconic designs that make a statement, whether you give them to yourself or someone else.  In addition to sex toys, they also make absolutely luscious massage candles.   This kit is a gorgeous way to get your hands on a half-dozen decadent smells to mix, match, and use to seduce your partner.

The Little Afterglow Sampler Set makes the perfect sensual gift

We all know that presentation matters when it comes to gifts.  Thankfully, Jimmyjane knows this, too; from the moment you set eyes on it, the Afterglow Sampler Set works to seduce you.  This set of six 1.7 ounce massage candles comes beautifully packaged in a classy-looking white box adorned with simple art and a pink satin ribbon.  Inside, six small square candles in ceramic-feeling holders, complete with little spouts, sit nestled in red, suffusing you with their delicious scents from the moment you open the box.
The Afterglow Sampler Set contains six differently scented massage candles: Dark Vanilla, Pink Lotus, Cucumber Water, Grapefruit, Truffle and Gardenia, and Bourbon.  Each of these candles by itself has a delicious, seductive aroma, but they also have very complementary smells that allow you to mix and match them with pleasant results.  In fact, the sampler set contains an “Experience Guide” that discusses different pairings of candles to promote certain moods for your massages.  The small ceramic candle-holders with spouts are adorable, and would make fantastic holders for future massage candles you make have once the Jimmyjane ones have been all used up.
In terms of quality, the candles are each from the Afterglow line, so you can check out my previous Jimmyjane Afterglow Candle review to get the full scoop on the perfect massage oil these candles can be melted into.  Shortly, these are excellent quality massage candles, and being able to sample and mix different scents in order to provide the perfect massage experience.  Whether it’s for yourself, an intimate partner, or someone who could use a sensual massage accessory, the Jimmyjane Afterglow Sampler Set makes an excellent gift.

Nov 142010
 

We all know chocolate can be a delightful aphrodisiac, and who can resist that rich, delicious chocolate aroma?  Turn yourself into a tempting treat or seduce your lover by adding this chocolate-scented, delightfully decadent body oil to your skin care or foreplay experience!

  • Toy:  Chocolate Body Oil (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Massage oil, chocolate-derived, non-toxic, vegan
  • Manufacturer: Sweet Beauty
  • Material: Natural oils, organic fair trade cocoa, phthalate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, artificial fragrance-free
  • Price: $20

Sweet Beauty's Chocolate Massage Oil smells delicious and feels delightful

I have made it clear how absolutely entranced I was with the smell of Sweet Beauty’s Chocolate Body Cream, and how impressed I was at the high quality of the lotion itself.  At the end of my review, I noted that it could be used for sensual back rubs or other massages.  Well, Sweet Beauty has gone one step further and also released a Chocolate Massage Oil specifically for romantic, deliciously-scented relaxation!

As with Sweet Beauty’s body cream, this chocolate massage oil is derived from all-natural, vegan ingredients and wasn’t tested on animals.  Its entrancing smell is derived from organic fair-trade chocolate.  Its aroma is reminiscent of a rich dark chocolate, not a sugary milk chocolate confection.  It also has just a hint of vanilla in its scent.  The smell in the massage oil is a bit less strong than the scent in the body cream, which means that you can use a large helping of it during a massage without the smell becoming overpowering.  There’s nothing toxic in the product, but it isn’t designed to be edible, and it shouldn’t be used as a sexual lubricant.  Finally, since it doesn’t contain any preservatives, the oil has a shelf life of 6-months.  This probably won’t make any difficulty, however, since it’s a high-quality product that you will likely use up well before that deadline!

Like the body cream, this product doesn’t depend only on its yummy scent, but is also a high-quality product in its on right.  This oil has a nice “glide” to it; it makes the skin slippery enough for a good massage without feeling too slick or leaving the body oily for a long time afterward.  I found that it gives the skin just a touch of shine and glow, leaving it attractive and well-moisturized.  It works excellently as a massage oil, but could also be used simply to moisturize and brighten your skin.  Overall, this would make an excellent, seductive oil for a sensual massage with some scent play, or just as an oil to use as a skin moisturizer and perfume!

Jun 292010
 

In keeping with the massage theme of our last review, we have another delightful massage accessory to review from Jimmyjane.  The Afterglow Candle is a deliciously-scented candle whose melted wax makes a great massage oil; perfect for a candlelight seduction!

  • Toy:  Afterglow Candle (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: massage accessory
  • Manufacturer: Jimmyjane
  • Material: body-safe wax and perfume, unleaded wick, no specifics available
  • Price: $28
  • SMT rating: N/A

The Afterglow Candle is sensual, sweet-smelling fun

A perfect complement to their Contour Massage Stones, the Jimmyjane Afterglow Candle is a great accessory for adding some spice and romance to your next massage session.  This attractively-scented candle is made from body-safe waxes and perfumes, and the wax is soft and pleasant to the touch.  When lit, not only does the candle spread its yummy scent throughout the room, it also liquifies the wax into a usable massage oil!  The Afterglow comes with a small hand-brush to allow you to brush the warm wax/oil onto your partner, giving a light lubrication for a sensual massage that will allow your hands to slide easily over your partner’s skin.  And if you want to try something a little kinky, you can use the corners of the candles as perfect spouts for dripping a little bit of warm wax onto your partner!  Unlike many candles, which burn too hot for this sort of wax-play to be pain-free, the Afterglow’s wax turns liquid at a lower temperature, making this a safe and sassy way to play with wax.  Plus, unlike regular candle wax, since the Afterglow’s oils can be massaged into the body, you can follow up wax-dripping with a sexy massage, instead of the annoying clean-up one would require for other candles.

As an important safety tip, because there are perfumes in this candle, it’s probably not safe for contact or use with the vulva or anus.  The massage oils should be safe for manual stimulation on the penis, but are unlikely to be safe for use with condoms (an ingredient list wasn’t available to ascertain this for sure).  Also, because we don’t know what sort of waxes are used in this candle, we can’t say for sure who might have skin that is sensitive to the Afterglow or might have a reaction.  Finally, people who are sensitive or allergic to perfumes should avoid the Afterglow, since, while it has body-safe wax, it does use perfumes.

Jun 282010
 

This week, we take a break from some of our more direct intimacy toys to focus on an essential romantic art for couples: massage!  The Jimmyjane Contour Massage Stone is a fantastic, easy-to-use massage accessory that can help you give delicious massages to your partner.

Jimmyjane's Contour Massage Stone M can up your massage-giving game

Jimmyjane’s Contour Massage Stone (M shape for this review) is a beautiful, light-weight porcelain item that can help you give expert massages or add some variety to your massage routine by emulating the delicious hot/cold stone massages you can get at high-end spas.  This cupped-shaped item fits easily in one’s hand to allow for smooth, soothing massage sensations; you can add some variety by either flipping it upside-down to use the dome-shape as a warm-up, or cup the dome in your hand and use the 4 rounded points to get into tense muscles and pressure points.

Because the Contour Massage Stone is made of lightweight ceramic material, you can warm or cool it by putting it in water of the appropriate temperature for a short amount of time.  When warmed, the Massage Stone will give a deliciously relaxing sensation, and when cooled, it will feel invigorating and renewing.  It is also great for combining with massage oils or massage candles to give a really high-end massage experience.

As an additional plus, the Contour Massage Stone M shape is easy to hold in hand, even for people with limited hand mobility.  This could therefore allow those with some hand disabilities to still be able to give loving, romantic massages to their partners (and receive them, too, of course!).

While the Massage Stone we reviewed here is the “M” shape, Jimmyjane’s Contour Massage Stone comes in a variety of shapes, each of which will give its own unique sensations.  Whichever one you choose, giving and receiving massages is a great way to build intimacy with your partner and help each other relax into a romantic evening.

Sep 012008
 

A Little Lower, Please

A Little Lower, Please

The best place to begin is at the beginning: The TimesOnline published an article on “happy ending” massages for women, especially those with lots of money and a love of resorts or other luxurious places. A happy ending, by the way, is a massage in which you end with an orgasm (or maybe more than one) via handjob, and it is highly frowned upon by professional massage associations and most of their members.

Keep reading after the jump. I’m looking for ladies who want a happy ending!

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