• She Bop's Picks,  Valentine's Day

    She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

    Is it any surprise we’re big fans of Valentine’s Day? Of course, we believe in love and pleasure all year round, but it’s nice to have a day set aside for celebrating in style. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to find just the right gift to woo someone, or the perfect thing to splurge on for yourself. So, we’ve rounded up our top recommendations for sexy items to make this Valentine’s Day memorable (and pleasurable)! Check out last year’s picks, and our picks from 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for even more ideas. We-Vibe Nova We-Vibe calls Nova the “new dual stimulation superstar,” and we have to agree! While at first glance this toy…

  • She Bop's Picks,  Valentine's Day

    She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

    The annual day of love is right around the corner — and you know we have the goods to help you celebrate in style! Sometimes, though, it can be hard to find just the right gift to woo someone with, or the perfect thing to splurge on for yourself. So we’ve rounded up our top recommendations for sexy items to make this Valentine’s Day memorable (and pleasurable!). Check out last year’s picks, and our picks from 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 for even more ideas. Naughty Candy Heart Butt Plug Ever heard the expression “say it with a butt plug”? Us either, but now you can with the Naughty Candy Heart Butt Plug! Available in…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for August

    First things first: VULVA EARRINGS. These one-of-a-kind pieces are made of Italian glass by a local artist. The process involves a centuries-old process called Lampwork and as such, each earring is unique. They hang on sterling silver wires and, we assure you, are the perfect accessory to any swanky affair. Want to experiment with rope bondage safely and enjoyably? The Twisted Monk Rope Starter Kit is ideal for your adventures! This kit, made in Seattle, comes with one 30-foot piece of rope, two lengths of 10-foot rope, a “getting started” DVD, quick reference safety card, and safety scissors. In vibrator-land, we grabbed Fun Factory’s newest battery-operated toys: Jazzie, Joupie, and Jam. These single-speed vibrators are a great option for…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for July

    The most exciting vibrator release of the month is the Fun Factory Tiger G5, an updated version of the company’s popular G4 toy. This textured, perfectly-curved wonder has a revamped button interface and more pliable shaft. What didn’t change? It’s still jam-packed with power! Our other new toys this month come from Tantus. They just released the Uncut #1 and Uncut #2, some of the world’s first body-safe uncircumcised dildos. Cast in the company’s signature dual-density silicone, these toys feel incredibly life-like! We also grabbed Tantus’ Vibrating Progressive Pleasure Beads (finally, vibrating silicone anal beads!) and Vibrating Super Soft C Ring. We have so much new media for you to enjoy! From local Microcosm Publishing, Hot Pants: Do It Yourself Gynecology…

  • She Bop's Picks,  Valentine's Day

    She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

    OhMiBod Lovelife Cuddle

    The annual day of love is right around the corner — and you know we have the goods to help you celebrate in style! Sometimes, though, it can be hard to find just the right gift to woo someone with, or the perfect thing to splurge on for yourself. So we’ve rounded up our top recommendations for sexy items to make this Valentine’s Day memorable (and pleasurable!). Check out last year’s picks, and our picks from 2013, 2012, and 2011 for even more ideas. Crave Vesper necklace A lot of folks like to receive beautiful jewelry as a gift, but this is no ordinary necklace — the Vesper is also a fully functional vibrator. Made…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for January

    LELO Mona Wave and Ina Wave

    When it comes to new technological innovations, LELO is always coming up with something exciting. This month it’s the Mona Wave and Ina Wave, based on their popular Mona and Ina vibrators. These unique toys have shafts that physically move up and down, mimicking a “come hither” motion against the G-spot. LELO also released an upgraded version of one of their classic vibrators: Siri 2. We’re thrilled that this toy is now waterproof and more powerful than before! It even has a sound-responsive setting, enabling the toy to vibrate to any music playing in its vicinity. We have several other new toys — the Crave Vesper, OhMiBod Lovelife Cuddle, Bettie Page Buzzin’ Bullet, and Fun Factory ShareVibe — which are featured in…

  • Industry spotlight,  Musings

    A peek inside Crave’s vibrator factory

    Crave Duets in the factory

    Have you ever wondered what goes on in a vibrator factory? A writer from Gizmodo recently visited the factory of Crave, a small luxury sex toy company based in San Francisco. They are perhaps most known for the Duet and Solo, swanky USB-rechargeable clitoral vibes, but they also make high-end accessories such as nipple tassels, cuffs, and nipple vibrators. Crave is one of the only vibrator companies that manufactures and assembles their toys in the US. They make almost all their components on-site. Without the need to acquire prototypes from an overseas facility, they are able to tweak their designs with much more specificity than other companies: . . . each stage…

  • She Bop's Picks,  Valentine's Day

    She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

    The annual day of love is right around the corner — and you know we have the goods to help you celebrate in style! Sometimes, though, it can be hard to find just the right gift to woo someone with, or the perfect thing to splurge on for yourself. So we’ve rounded up our top recommendations for sexy items to make this Valentine’s Day memorable (and pleasurable!). Check out last year’s picks, and our picks from 2012 and our 2011 for even more ideas. BS Atelier dildo Spanish dildo-makers BS Atelier make some of the most fun and colorful silicone dildos we’ve ever seen. Which one best fits the personality of your gift recipient (or…

  • Guides

    Guide to sex toys during menopause

    In our culture, menopause is often painted as an unpleasant, even ominous stage of life that will bring nothing but trouble. And while it is true that menopause is accompanied by many uncomfortable symptoms, it is a phase that also holds some hidden potential. Menopause is a great time for a rebirth — for a relearning of what feels good to you and how you would like to experience sexuality in your later years. It can be challenging, to be sure. Menopause comes with many symptoms that impact one’s ability to enjoy sex. A decline in hormones causes the vaginal tissues to become thinner and less elastic, and decreased blood flow…

  • Industry spotlight,  Musings,  News

    Hitachi Magic Wand, minus the “Hitachi”

    It looks like our old friend the Hitachi Magic Wand is getting a bit of a facelift. Notice anything? Yep, the word “Hitachi” is being dropped from its name. Don’t panic — it’ll always be the powerhouse we’ve always loved. But, as it turns out, Japanese company Hitachi has grown weary of having its name attached to a device far more well-known for its pleasure-inducing properties than its “intended” purpose of massaging sore muscles (although it does that quite well, too!). Despite the fact that the Magic Wand has been in production for over 30 years, Hitachi planned to cease production of the product. Thankfully, distributor Vibratex stepped in with a better…