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.

Oct 012010
 

Every G Spot is different, but they also have things in common

Ready to take your G-Spot explorations to the next level with a G Spot vibrator?  Then you’ll want to be sure to watch my new video on how to choose and use a toy designed just for your G-Spot!  Thanks so much to FunWares for making this educational series possible.

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.

Jun 062008
 

image: The Natural Contours Energie Kegel Exerciser

The National Partnership for Women and Families has posted a summary of recent findings on nonsurgical treatments for incontinence. They citte lots of good sources, including USA Today and the original NIH study. Basically, 1/5-1/3 of women have piddle problems, but the majority don’t seek treatment either out of shame or a lack of awareness. While surgery is pretty darned effective, it isn’t desirable or available for everyone. Women who pee a bit when they sneeze or cough have what’s called Stress Incontinence, and over half of them can fix up the problem by doing pelvic floor exercises, including Kegels! Yay Kegels! It’s even more effective when technology is used to allow women to watch their muscles working through a computer.

Although it wasn’t mentioned in the write up, Kegels also help with sexual pleasure, birthing, and orgasms. Plus, they’re a fun way to kill time in traffic jams on the way home from work. Men and women can do them, by the way. Although women don’t need to use aids for it, it can be helpful to consider purchasing a vaginal product designed to help you flex the correct muscles. Curious for more information? See the links below for more info, check us out a workshop, or go ahead and click the “communicate” link at the top to drop us a line.

NPWF Article

Original NIH Research Report

Victoria Vulva teaches how to do Kegels on YouTube

(I have one of those puppets, too, but I usually don’t have her talk when I teach Kegels…..)

Destin Gerek of EroticRockStar.com teaches the fellas how to do it and why via YouTube. Heck you can even work them along with him! Plus he is really friggin’ attractive…

(Be careful sitting on that lighter, Destin! Also, he keeps his clothes on but the language is not safe for most people’s jobs. Then again, is a talking vagina work-safe? Thank goodness both are a part of my job!)

The Mayo-Clinic’s Kegel How-To

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