For the Boys: Men’s Sex Toys

More and more individuals are allowing themselves to have the once-off-limits conversation about sexual toys. While most sexual toys are designed for women, men’s sex toys are becoming more and more popular. Let’s face it: as far as sex toys go women are at the forefront surrounding adult play. From vibrators to clitoral stimulators, women are the target audience in sole play in the bedroom. The truth is, though, there is a large and ever growing market of toys that are dedicated just to men and their pleasure.

Male sex toys come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and functionality that suit not only the many different sexual needs of men but their aesthetic pleasure as well. Male sex toys have a variety of uses and below, those are described.

Prostate Pleasure

One of the most sensitive areas of the body on men that can be stimulated and provide an immense amount of sexual pleasure is the prostate. The prostate gland is near the rectum and can result in significant levels of arousal when stimulated. Because of this, many men’s sex toys are now designed specifically to stimulate the prostate gland. Prostate massagers are the most popular toy for prostate play. These toys are placed inside the rectum or they can simply be rubbed along the prostate gland to give that extra “pop” of stimulation allowing for harder erections and orgasms. More specifically, Aneros offers a wide variety of toys for prostate pleasure. The toys in this line are designed to provide a vibrating sensation that result in harder orgasms. Aneros is known for high quality and well-made products making them a leader in the prostate stimulating sex toy line.

Vaginal Replication

There are numerous toys that are crafted to mimic a penis. These mechanisms and toys can be placed inside the body of a man or woman in order to bring about an orgasm or other sexual pleasure. What, though, is available for men that want a vaginal simulation toy? Fleshlight is a toy that is crafted to look and feel like the vagina of a woman. The top of the toy replicates the external region of the female private area, complete with clitoris and labia. The hole on the toy, like the vagina itself, can be inserted into and the ribbing makes it feel like the vaginal cavity. The Fleshlight toy collection comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, all with the intended goal of eliciting a realistic penetration experience.

Vibrating Fun

Another male sex toy that is available on the market today is the We Vibe. This flexible vibrator has many different uses. The flexibility of this vibrator makes it a perfect toy for both men and women. While some women enjoy the double penetration, men, too, find it useful. For example, it can be inserted into the rectum and then placed in such a way that it simultaneously massages the prostate as well. During heterosexual intercourse, a woman can place this vibrator into her body in such a way that it rubs against the penis of her partner during penetration. Because of the incorporation of men into the product uses and the overall construction of the We Vibe vibrator, this stimulator is a popular choice for males who are looking for the perfect little sexual toy.

With sex toys growing in popularity to enhance the bedroom experience it is no wonder that sex toys for men are becoming more and more popular. There is a rise in gay marriages making the market for men’s playtime toys a continuously growing area. Ladies, step aside! Men are starting to take over the market!

What Will Sex Toy Makers Come Up With Next?

I have worked for a sex toy retailer for almost six years. In these six years, I have been exposed to so many different styles of sex toys. I still wows me on what the sex toy manufacturers can come up with. Before I worked for the sex toy industry, I was not too familiar on the variety of adult products that were available. Most of the vibrators that individuals are familiar with are the life like looking vibrators that resemble a real penis, the rabbit style vibrators, and the pocket rockets. Sex toys have gone beyond the rabbit vibes or the pocket rockets. There are a multitude of toys that range from sex toys that are discreet and do not look like a sex toy, to a ultra powerful, and pricey for some, Sybian Sex Machine. One of my main job functions is to take photos of the new products and put them on the web site. My position has enabled me to get a first hand look at some of the most interesting adult products that are available on the market. Here are some examples of the most interesting sex toys that I have come across in my job based on product design and/or features.

For the individuals that stress the utmost importance in discretion, there are some products that resemble your every day item such as this one. The Incognito Lipstick Vibrator will go with any complexion. To operate the vibrator, you turn the base and surprise, surprise, you can turn on the multi-speed vibrations. Whether you are always on the go or want to truly conceal your preferred mode of pleasure, the Incognito vibrator is a very discreet style of vibrator.

The Oh Mi Bod G spot Vibrator will move your body to the music, no joke. This vibrator buzzes to the sound of your music! Between your rockin beats and good vibrations, this vibe can send you on your way to orgasmic heaven. The vibrator plugs right into your iPod, and once you turn on the music, the vibrator is activated. When you turn the volume wheel up, the intensity of the vibrations increase.

The iRide from Doc Johnson definitely makes the most interesting list of sex toys that I have worked with. For those who want the total hands free experience, the iRide may be your product of choice. The padded seat is curved up on both ends so you can rock it back and forth while you are enjoying your pleasure trip. This toy has a similar concept to the Sybian sex machine and enjoy hands free pleasure. However, the dildo is attached and not interchangeable. The iRide features two individual motors, one to stimulate the vaginal region and the other located for clitoral stimulation. The user can choose between three vibration intensities.

When you were a little kid, you may have had a rubber duckie that you played with in the bath tub. The rubber duckie that I am thinking of is not for any kid, and is strictly for adult use. The I Rub My Duckie is another product that I found to be very interesting. This cute little duck also moonlights as a vibrator. The I Rub My Duckie is waterproof, so you can add a wet and wild adventure to your tub or shower time. As innocent as the I Rub My Duckie appears, it purpose is for more sinfully delightful uses. The I Rub My Duckie features a single speed and are activated by pressing on the duckie’s back.

The We-Vibe II is another interesting sex toy. This product can be worn and used during sexual intercourse. This U shaped pleasure toy is inserted into your vagina to rest on your G-spot and the other end rests on your clitoris, providing dual stimulation. This product has two independent motors and has nine modes of vibration functions, from constant vibration to pulsating and escation modes. The WE-Vibe II conforms to your body and has no wires or straps that you have to hold. It is also designed to stay put, even while during sexual intercourse.

These toys are just examples of some of the most interesting sex toys that I have seen in my job. It is truly exciting to see what the manufacturers come up with. With all the adult toys on the market, it is not a surprise that the manufacturers always try to come up with something new and different to spark the interest of the pleasure seeking consumer. In the end, all of the products have one singular goal…to give you an unforgettable orgasm.

The War On The War On Carbs

For those that love carbs, you’ve been taking a beating lately. Don’t eat carbs, they make you gain weight say the “experts”. Lately, there has been a complete war on carbs and as someone who loves their carbs… it’s time to start a war on the “war on carbs”

Carbs are essential, there’s just no getting around it. Whether your goal is to lose weight or increase sport performance, you’ll just do yourself a disservice if you abandon our friend the carb. For all high intensity, short duration activities, muscle glycogen is the source of energy and muscle glycogen comes from… carbs. Even endurance activities of moderate intensity use glycogen as 50% of your energy needs. In fact, the one limiting factor on your sport performance will be the lack of availability of carbohydrates. Even during low intensity exercise when your body uses a higher percentage of fat as its fuel source, it takes a good supply of carbohydrates to fuel that process. Ever play a sport or involve yourself in a high intensity workout program and you hit the proverbial “wall”… that’s because your body has a lowered supply of glycogen EVEN THOUGH your body has a great supply of fat. Want to perform better… eat your carbs.

What if you want to lose weight; surely you need to decrease your carb intake. After-all, carbs MAKE you fat right? Carbohydrates provide you with variety, necessary nutrients and volume to your diet.

Recommended ranges for carb intake is between 45-65% of your total intake. Weight loss occurs when there is a calorie deficit and not a particular macronutrient profile.

Weight loss occurring on low-carb diets is generally attributed to 2 things… a lower overall calorie intake and loss of body mass. Ever start a diet that restricts your carb intake and seen great results in the beginning weeks? Lower carbs mean lower muscle glycogen stores. For every gram of glucose lost through glycogen you also lose 2.7 grams of water with it. This loss of glycogen combined with water loss is the contributing factor in the initial big losses seen.

Some studies you will read (actually the newspaper headlines you will read… very few read the actual studies) will tell you that we are gaining weight faster than ever even though our fat intake is down. This is partially true. The PERCENTAGE of fat intake in our total diet is down but the actual grams of fat consumed is unchanged all while the total calories consumed in our diets has increased. As well, most studies rely on self-reporting and people generally report eating less than they actually do.

Consider in the 1900’s the typical diet had a higher intake of carbohydrates and a lower intake from fat. Even though our dreaded enemy the carb was consumed at a greater rate, we have only seen the rise of weight issues in the past few decades. In short, the increase in the rise of weight gain we see as a society is largely due to increased calorie and decreased activity.

So, here’s what is so good about carbs:

1. They provide nutrients that you can’t get from fat or protein
2. Adds bulk to your diet
3. Stabilizes blood sugar levels
4. An adequate supply of carbs in your diet spares your body from turning to protein as an energy source meaning that protein can do its job.
5. It’s the body’s preferred energy source
6. Your brain only uses carbs as its energy source
7. You need carbs in order to fuel the process of fat burning

All this doesn’t mean run out for a dozen donuts. Select good choices of veggies, fruit, whole grains… eat ’em up… yum!

Losing weight doesn’t have to be so complicated. Like they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat and there is more than one way to lose weight. Don’t let your fitness plan be swayed daily by the changing tides of news headlines.