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She Bop’s Picks: Halloween

From costume parties to sharing ghost stories by candlelight, there are so many different ways to celebrate Halloween. Though we are a bit limited this year with how we choose to celebrate, there are plenty of ways to keep things sweet, shocking, and sexy from the comfort of your own home!

The best part of Halloween is decorating your home with all things black and orange — okay, maybe just for me, that is. But why not get a toy that can match that Halloween aesthetic? If you’re craving more orange in your toy collection, the Mini Marvels Marvelous Massager is travel-sized, rechargeable, and great for beginners. For a bit more of a punch, Lelo’s new Ina 3 is a G-spot-focused vibrator with a wide variety of settings, and some external stimulation as well. Speaking of external stimulation, the Fun Factory Volta is one of our most versatile vibes. Its flickering tips are very unique, but have tons of functionality for clits, vulvas, nipples, and penises. Not to mention its beautiful all-black finish!

Not in the market for a vibrator? Dildos come in a wide variety of colors and styles that’ll fit right in among your October goodies. Portland Toy Company’s tangerine Trinket is not only a wonderful dildo for beginner pegging and penetration, but it’s also locally-made. Sex toys that come in black are a dime a dozen, so you’ve got quite a few to choose from. The Pleasure Works Captain and Fuze Harmony are just a few that would make excellent additions to your sleek, gothic collection. If you want to go the extra holiday mile, pair the Fuze Harmony with an orange ColorPop Bullet to have the option of vibration in your dildo.

But colors aren’t the only way to meet October’s standards — the Trinity, one of our newest additions, is a vibrating dildo that’s made up of three adorable monsters! More interested in a creature from the deep? Uberrime’s Teuthida Tentacle Dildo is a super squishy, giant squid style dildo with two rows of suckers for added sensation — and it comes in two different sizes for your monster sizing preferences! If you’re quarantined for Halloween, you may as well decorate your home with whatever you like, including monster dildos.

Maybe you’re craving that classic costume-and-candy Halloween this year. We’re no Spirit Store, but our Rainbow Tutus are a great option if you’re looking for some casual dress-up accessories. Pair that with our wide selection of pasties, and you’ve got yourself a fun, spur-of-the-moment costume! Personally, I think the Couture Steamy Satin Pasties are a sexy pumpkin costume accessory waiting to happen.

And when it comes to candy, we’ve got you covered. Mix up your gummy worm routine with our Gummy Boobs. We also have Candy Love Rings, G-Strings, Cuffs — and if you’re looking to combine candy and costume, Candy Nipple Tassels!

Costumes can pair nicely with roleplay and kink exploration. If you’re feeling like crossing into roleplay this Halloween, our tail plug selection can be a good place to start. Crystal Delights makes several glass tail plugs, such as the Minx Faux Bunny Tail. We also stock the Tailz Rainbow Tail Anal Plug, which is made of silicone. But it doesn’t stop at tails! Pairing a Switch Leather Company Ramona Collar with a matching leash and cuffs can add a whole new layer to your roleplaying and costume endeavors. 

Halloween is a holiday full of adrenaline, thrill, and role exploration. Interested in playing with power dynamics? Try one of our beautiful floggers, such as the very affordable 10″ Red Mini Whip or a sleek, vegan option such as the In Her Tube Standard Flogger. Or perhaps you want to try your hand at bondage. Bondage Tape is a fantastic place to start for beginners — because of its ability to stick to itself and create unique binds, you could even create a sexy costume with it!

We also carry Vampire Gloves! The prickly tacks on the gloves create toe-curling sensations when used lightly to tease the skin. Without scary haunts to send shivers down your spine, why not give these the chance? But these aren’t the only sensation tools to give you goosebumps. The Make Me Melt Wax Play Candles are designed to be dripped onto the body, creating a quick burst of sensation through temperature play. For a milder and more soothing sensation, give Seagrape’s Sex Magic Massage Candle a try, which is designed to be dripped and massaged onto the body. Also, you can use these both at the séance you organize later that night — perfect timing!

Speaking of all things witchy and soothing, Seagrape’s sex magic line doesn’t end there. Their Devotion Potion Butter is an external moisturizer with magical properties — great for pelvic massage, ushering in healing energies, and connecting with your body. Want an internal lubricant that’s infused with magic AND aphrodisiacs? Designed to moisturize and help with blood circulation, the Motion Potion Oil-Based Lube was brewed up just for you!

We mustn’t forget the value of scary story-telling. If you’re looking for a sexy read, Lunatic Fringe and Hungry Ghost involve lesbian werewolves — need I say more? If you’re craving more than werewolves, Red Velvet and Absinthe is packed full of paranormal erotica. Of course, if you decide to explore the sexy realm of roleplay, power dynamics, and kink this Halloween, perhaps The Ultimate Guide to Kink can help inspire and guide you.

Lastly, if you’re one of the many who are feeling bummed about how different Halloween will be this year, you’re not alone. And if you want to stay home and color your Fuck Off Coronavirus, I’m Coloring! coloring book while marathoning all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, that is also a very valid and encouraged way of celebrating.

Happy Halloween, everyone!