Top 5 Reasons to Avoid Phthalates

Phthalates are found in soft plastics and have been proven to disrupt the reproductive health and functionality of the human body, regardless of age or gender.


Phthalates encompass 25 chemicals which can be found in goods ranging from sex toys to water bottles to cosmetics. They serve only one purpose, which is to make cheap plastics more pliable, bendable and soft, like as in a flowy shower curtain liner, for example. The dangers of using phthalates are not discussed at length in the media, which makes it hard for people to know the risk they are taking when purchasing these products. Inexpensive products + ignorance about ingredients = rampant phthalate production and consumption.

I believe it is time to stop the manufacturing and consumption of these products. So, here are the top five reasons to avoid phthalates:

5. Many Other Countries Have Banned Them


Other nations have put strict bans on phthalates long ago after evidence from scientific studies deemed them to be very harmful to human’s reproductive health over time. Since a Danish study in 1997, the European Union has banned the use of phthalates in the production all goods sold in Europe, from household wares to double-sided dildos.

4. Reducing Environmental Impact


Phthalates don’t just affect humans, they impact a large portion of the animal kingdom, namely egg-laying and marine species. Believe it or not, people who use phthalates have phthalates in their urine. This urine eventually makes it’s way to waterways, where it harms the reproductive capabilities of birds, fish and marine mammals. The phenomenon is so widespread that many species have been threatened by weakening egg shells and male infertility.

The only green thing about phthalates is that they can be recycled. A good rule of thumb for identifying phthalates in your everyday products is to check for the recycling code #3 on the bottom. Speaking of which, did you know that you can recycle your unwanted sex toys? Read all about how reduce waste by recycling your dildos here.

3. You Plan on Birthing a Baby at Some Point


The most susceptible populations to the negative effects of phthalates are women and children. Like mercury, the phthalates build up in the body and can’t be removed, so the more often you come into contact with them the higher your internal level of phthalates will be. Simply put, phthalates gather in the womb in the same way that disco freaks flocked to Studio 54 in the ’70s. And, like partying at Studio 54, partying with phthalates may be extremely fun, but can also have disastrous consequences to the long term and overall health of you and your child(ren).

Strangely enough, a build up of phthalates in the womb significantly decreases the distance between the anus and genitals of the forming fetus. The distance is called the anogenital distance, or AGD, and one quarter of American males suffering from reproductive disorders and infertility as an adult have been linked to mothers with high levels of phthalates in the womb. A shortened AGD in females creates a greatly increased likelihood of chronic urinary tract infections due to the extreme physical closeness of the urethra and the anus.

2. You’re Not Into Cancer


Phthalates are known cancer-causing agents. In particular, they have been directly linked to the abnormal cell growth which causes liver, breast and kidney cancer. The reason why this occurs has been tracing to leaching of the chemical Disononyl Phthalate (DINP) from the products contains phthalates. DINP has also been found to leach in higher concentrations when inserted into an orifice or when heated. Both of these scenarios are bad news for sex toys with DINP in them.

1. They’re Not Made for Internal Use

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One of the sad facts of being in the sex toy industry is that a lot of products are not viewed as medical devices or for anything other than a novelty use, like a gag gift, while meanwhile the are being put into peoples bodies on a regular basis. That’s why they are classified in the health and beauty part of the FDA. This government classification makes it easier for potentially dangerous products to pass through scientific reports, as opposed to the harsher regulations for medical devices.

Since the majority of sex toys are manufactured in factories located halfway across the globe, and the materials used in the making of them aren’t required to be listed on the packaging, it can be very difficult to know what you are buying and putting into your or your partner’s body. To make living a phthalate-free life easier, here is a complete guide to finding out what your toy is made from.

Spicy Gear indicates which toys are and aren’t phthalate-free in our product descriptions of toys containing plastic. For instance, the soft plastic Belladonna Extreme Vibrating Vagina and Ass and Doc Johnson’s Willie Wrapper are both listed as phthalate-free, while their competitors very similar products like Janine’s Realistic Vibrating Vagina and the Virtual Bunny Ring are not.

If phthalates are a concern for you, be sure to research the products you are interested in purchasing beforehand, or simply steer clear from plastics all together. If you’re as adamant about avoiding phthalates as I am, you’ll always be safe from phthalates by using a metal, pure silicone or glass toy. Or, just shop our awesome phthalate-free toy section.

We are always happy to help select a product that suits your needs and we strive to keep our customers informed about any possible dangers associated with adult product usage. Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr or give us a call if you have any inquiries about phthalates and our products. We’re happy to help you stay as healthy as possible, all while having the time of your life.

The Facts: Oral and Anal HPV

If you think oral or anal sex is the way to go to prevent the spread of STDs, you could be in for a shock.


Many STDs can be passed along through these types of sex, chief among them is HPV, or human papillomavirus.

HPV is the most prevalent STD in the United States. Over half of sexually active adults have some form of HPV– many of them are considered asymptomatic, meaning they won’t show symptoms. Many catch HPV from sexual intercourse, but it isn’t just vaginal sex.

Recently, cases of oral and anal HPV have been brought to the attention of researchers and healthcare workers. Here’s what you need to know about those two to stay safe.

Oral HPV

Not a lot is known about oral HPV infections. Research is currently on-going on how it’s passed along and how to prevent it.

The biggest problem with oral HPV is that, like some forms of HPV in the vagina, it can lead to cancer. More specifically, it can lead to oropharyngeal cancer, which manifests in the back of the tongue and the tonsils.

About 7% of American adults have some form of oral HPV, even if it’s not the ones that cause cancer.

It’s theorized that oral HPV is caught from giving oral sex to an infected person, but there also seems to be some indication that it can be caught from kissing an infected person. Again, we don’t know the actual cause, so it’s best to stay safe during oral sex.

There are hundreds of types of HPV, but the big one that causes cancer is HPV 16. If you have been able to acquire the Gardasil shot, you are protected against HPV 16. There are other types which also cause cancer, but researchers estimate that two in three cases of oropharyngeal cancer come from being exposed to HPV 16.

The worst part? Oral HPV is usually asymptomatic. Meaning that you might not even know that you have it. Currently, we don’t really know how to accurately test for it, either.

This may seem super nerve-wracking. For even those of us who are super good at remembering to get tested, how are we supposed to know if we’ve been infected?

When you can’t know, the best option is to stay vigilant. Either use a condom if your partner has a penis, or dental dams if they have a vulva. The good news is that both come in flavors! Check out our super famous Durex Tropical Flavors and Lixx Dental Dams.


If your partner is HPV positive, staying vigilant is the best course of action, but you can also ask your doctor for testing every time you go in for a check up. This creates a demand which may eventually be satisfied by researchers, and it can also allow you to get tested right away when tests are approved.

Anal HPV

Safe anal sex is the best way to keep away anal HPV. You may think that because you’re going in the back entrance, you don’t need to worry about condoms. But the fact is, the anus is very susceptible to STDs and bacterial infections because it tears far easier than the vagina, meaning diseases can have direct exposure to the blood.

Over 95% of anal cancer cases are caused by HPV. Once again, HPV 16 is one of the most common forms which cause cancer, but HPV 18 is also a prominent culprit. Both are, once again, a part of the Gardasil vaccination, but just because you have been vaccinated doesn’t mean you can’t contract other types of HPV that may cause cancer. And vaccination may not be as easy as it seems. Over at our brother site, Condom Depot, one writer wrote about her struggles to get vaccinated due to a surprising problem: her age.



That’s right– if you’re over the age of 26, it can be very difficult for a doctor to consent to vaccinating you, even if you’re at a high-risk for contracting HPV.

Because of the nature of anal HPV, anal cancer can sometimes be misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids. If you have been diagnoses with hemorrhoids that won’t go away despite treatment, you may ask your doctor to reconsider their diagnosis.

Your doctor may then choose to give you a digital anorectal exam, also know as a DARE, which will clear up whether or not you have tumors.

Like with oral sex, you need to be vigilant to prevent anal HPV. Know how to have anal sex safely. Condoms should be your first priority, whether they’re going over a penis or a porous toy. Check out this list of the Best Condoms for Anal from our brother site, Condom Depot.

Also, make sure you’re using plenty of lubricant so that your condom doesn’t have a high risk of breaking. Remember, silicone-based lubes are the best for anal sex because they don’t absorb as quickly as water-based lubes in the anus.

Remember, too, that HPV can be passed on uncleaned toys, so be sure to clean them with every use and avoid porous toys. Learning which material makes up your favorite toy can help you find out the best way to stay safe. We also have a helpful guide to anal toys.

Beads ‘n Balls ‘n Ben Wa, Oh My!

If you like gettin’ it on with spheres as much as I do, then look no further. Here are Spicy Gear’s best beads, balls and Ben Wa sex toys!

Anal Beads, Ahoy!


If you’ve been looking to experiment with anal play, anal beads are a great place to start. Beads are a less harsh alternative to a giant dildo or a strap on and can make a great transition between anal fingering and anal sex. Plus, popping them in and out is as much fun as popping bubble wrap.

Our customers usually prefer the mid-sized model– Anal Beads Medium. Using some Pjur BackDoor lube is always a good idea to prevent microtears in the delicate anal lining and the accompanying BackDoor Comfort Spray can lightly desensitize the area if the sensation is too intense. Since these anal beads have a cord on them, be sure to thoroughly clean them after each use with an antimicrobial toy cleaner like Wet Keep It Clean.

These Wands Be Ballin’


When orbs meet tubes and meld into one sexlicious formation, it can turn any average day into a glorious occasion. These bumpy wands are a solid version of anal beads, meaning there are no strings attached–literally. So, the next time you’re feelin’ frisky, get your consequence-free O on with a ballin’ wand and some super slick Wet Uranus lube. Try using a Lube Shooter to get it where it needs to be and you’ll think your wand feels magical. Here are my favs:

1. Glass Gem Diamond- Super easy to clean and is shareable between partners is fully sanitized. Perfect for temperature play.

2. nJoy Fun Wand- The Cadillac of sex toys. Excellent for prostate stimulation and very easy to keep looking and feeling like new. Nice weight to it as well.

3. Rear End Pleasure Tree- Hands down, this toy just feels fantastic. The graduated sizes of spheres create a surprisingly realistic head-like feeling when inserted.

4. Double Fantasy- These brightly hues wands slightly resemble a swizzle stick and are really meant for one time use. Perfect when paired with a Pina Colada lube by Swiss Navy.

Be Wise and Make Those Kegels Exercise


Kegels are essential for pelvic muscle strength and bladder control. Strong kegels can also increase the chances of having an orgasm or having a more powerful orgasm. Sure, you can do exercises with any aids or equipment, but having the right tools for the job always makes increases your changes of improvement. Kegels are especially important if a natural childbirth has taken place or if there is a concern about begin fully satisfied by a smaller penis.

I heartily recommend the Baller Pack for anyone interested in stepping up there kegel game, all while having a pleasure-filled time. Includes a Lelo Iris, Lelo Luna Beads and an njoy Pure Wand, so it’ll help you simultaneously tighten those muscles up and relax the rest of your muscles. On the other hand, the Couture Collection Eclipse is great for those with a latex allergy or for those who prefer non-vibrating toys that also strengthen the vagina. Made from silicone, these beautifully designed tapered balls also have a tail for easy removal.

Ben Wa Balls to the Walls


Ben Wa balls originally came from Asia and were worn throughout the day in order to promote arousal. Of course, back then they were also filled with mercury, which is a liquid metal, that would shift around during body movements and will create stimulation– and we think modern sex toys are too toxic! Don’t worry, none of our Ben Wa balls have any mercury in them, but the principle remains the same.

1. The Ben Wa Balls- Be sure to use these lilac balls with a lot of lube, as they tend to absorb moisture. The cord makes them an absolute cinch to remove.

2. Real Skin Vibrating Ben Wa Balls- If you like vibrating toys and you like Ben Wa balls, this is the perfect sex toy for you or your partner.

3. XL Ben Wa Balls- The most traditional ones we carry, these are made from a hard plastic and have a metal ball insert in them for a nice heavy feeling.


Product Review: Doc Johnson’s iLube

The Doc Johnson brand is responsible for such high quality awesomeness as the hands-free sex toy the iRide and the TitanMen Stretch-to-Fit erection ring, so I expected quite a bit from their silicone-based personal lubricant, the iLube. Luckily, I was not disappointed in the slightest. Disappointing lube is the worst.


Doc Johnson’s iLube

The iLube is the simplest commercially produced lube I’ve ever used. With only two pure silicone ingredients: dimethicone and dimethiconcol, this colorless and odorless lube is as close to natural vaginal fluids as a silicone-based lube can get. With no added colors, flavors, glycerins, parabens or sugars, for me, this is a very vag-friendly product. It’s also safe for use with all condoms and with nonporous toys. Not sure what your toy is made of? No problem. Just read this article to find out! Woot!

Like the natural lubricants produced by the body, this lube doesn’t dry out or get sticky. I know every lube claims this to be the case, claiming their lube is the all-time #1 world’s longest lasting lube. Frankly, these claims get to be a bit tiresome, because anyone that has used a low quality water-based lube (like KY Jelly for instance) can tell you that all lubes are not created equal when it comes to staying power. But, I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised by the duration and resiliency of the iLube, even versus my old fav, Pjur Original Body Glide and in comparison to my exploits with Wet Platinum as well.

The packaging of the iLube is simple, understated and I believe, meant to have an Apple computer slant, hence the name. So, think minimal text and modern clean lines. It’s a pump-style top, with a protective cap over it for storage or travel. Although, I wouldn’t call it a one handed pump, so you’ll need both hand to apply this lube. Considering how long this stuff lasts, you don’t want it spilling, so try not to lose the cap. Having some Pjur Med Clean around for removing any resulting fabric stains would be a good idea– not to mention for any toy clean up as well. iLube only comes in one size and it’s 1.7fl oz, which will be enough to last me for quite awhile.


Liquid V for Women Stimulating Gel

I am a big fan of sexual health products made here in the States, and I try to buy them as much as possible versus imported goods, so I was very pleased that iLube is made in America. I paired it with another locally made stimulating lubricant made right here in Tampa, called Liquid V for Women, and with a silicone-lubed latex condom made in the states called the Caution Wear Black Ice, and it was the most ultimately orgasmic lube experience I’ve had in quite some time. I used a few drops of the Liquid V on my clitoris and then a pump of the iLube for my canal and it was a match made in lube heaven. My shaky thighs and I highly recommend it.

Final Verdict:

iLube is a high quality and inexpensive silicone-based lube. It’s simple and long lasting formula is ideal for either beginners or seasoned professionals, in addition to other lubricants or on its own, and for couples or during solo play.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Product Review: Swiss Navy 2-in-1 Just For Her

I reviewed the Swiss Navy 2-in-1 His and Hers a few weeks ago and was a little disappointed in the fact that both of its gels felt very much the same. So this week, I am excited to compare the Mild and the Wild of Swiss Navy’s 2-in-1 Just For Her.


Again, I love these bottles. Shaped like a deodorant applicator, this pump bottle has two pumps– one for Mild, and one for Wild. Unlike the His and Hers, either these pumps were a little wonky or this arousal gel is extremely thick.

I’m going to go for the latter.

It took me quite a while to work some of the Mild gel out of the pump, and even when I did, it didn’t really spray so much as goop up outside of the pump. Not that this was really a problem. A little goes a long way with these arousal gels and they work best when combined with a lube. On their own, they’ll get sticky too quickly and dry up.

I have sensitive skin, so I decided to start with the Mild and see if I had any kind of reaction. The directions on the back agreed with me:

“DIRECTIONS: Start with the Mild, then mix in Wild to achieve desired sensation.”


The Mild has a minty smell, and the ingredients concur on that.  It’s got peppermint oil in it and it tastes freaking amazing. As someone who loves peppermint, I could see this is an excellent addition to our oral collection. Only one thing– it made my tongue feel very sensitive! I guess that’s to be expected, and the sensation didn’t last too painfully long.

The Mild ended up having a softer feeling to it than the Wild. Both made me crazy sensitive when applied to my clitoris and I didn’t have a reaction to either one– a rare thing. But when mixing them together, I didn’t really notice a difference– they kind of just blended together, much like their ingredients. If you want a softer, gentler arousal, go for the Mild. If you want something quick, acute, and dirty, go wild.

Now, once again we run into the gendered troubles of these lubes, and once again, my brave male partner decided to try them in spite (gasp) of them being labeled for women only.

And just like with the His and Hers, he loved them. Perhaps even more than I did. We mixed it into a slurry with some Wet Gellee for an amazing hand-job for him.

If you’re super conscious about ingredients, this may be a gel to avoid. Both Mild and Wild contain parabens. Remember, too, that this gel is both condom AND toy-safe, so long as it’s combined with the proper lube. You can learn more about picking the right lube in our lube guide.


While this gel is called Just For Her, it’s really for anyone who wants either a mild or wild time– or a little bit of both! The peppermint taste and scent is a huge plus!


What Is the Bechdel Test?

Developed in 1985 by Alison Bechdel, the Bechdel Test now an important feminist staple when it comes to Western media and pop culture derived from HollyWOOD– which is typically a man’s world. This eye opening test was conceived and published in Bechdel’s comic series called Dykes to Watch Out For in a strip entitled The Rule. For this reason, sometimes this test is also referred to as the Bechdel Rule.


Primarily applied to movies, the Bechdel Test is one of those rare anomalies– once it’s brought to your attention, it’s extremely hard to ignore. Unfortunately, after a closer examination, some of my all time favorite films and do not pass the Bechdel Test, and as a feminist this saddens me on a deeply personal level.

3 Requirements Needed to Pass the Bechdel Test:

1. A minimum of two named female characters must appear in the film.
2. They must converse at least once with one another.
3. One or more conversations must be about something other than men.

Excerpt from The Rule by Alison Bechdel

Excerpt from The Rule by Alison Bechdel

5 Favorite Films That Do Not Pass the Bechdel Test

1. Star Wars (1977)
2. The Lord of the Rings (2001)
3. The Fifth Element (1997)
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011)

5 Favorite Films That Do Pass the Bechdel Test

1. Ghost World (2001)
2. Death Proof (2007)
3. Black Swan (2010)
4. Being John Malkovich (1999)
5. American Beauty (1999)

What are some of your favorite films that do or do not pass the Bechdel Test? Let us know on Spicy Gear’s Twitter or Tumblr pages!

The Bechdel Test vs. Reality


Is this for real? But, where’s the man at?

If I had a female friend or girlfriend who either never spoke or never spoke about anything other than men, we wouldn’t be interacting for very long, I can tell you that much. That’d be an incredibly boring and yet simultaneously frustrating relationship. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

When discussing relationships and sex lives with my people, it is rarely so one-sided and male oriented. In fact, much of my conversations with my same-sex (female) that center around sex are more likely to be about hands-free masturbation, sex toys, lubes for all occasions and non-latex condoms than strictly revolving around the men who are or are not currently a part of their lives. You’ll find us drinking a craft brew discussing our newest glass dildo acquisitions or how amazing our new clitoral vibe pairs with Swiss Navy lube, way before you’ll hear us strictly spewing out a man’s narrative.

This is not to say that men are not a part of our lives, because they are and we are very happy to have it that way. Men are awesome. It’s the amount of intense focus on men in the media with the exclusion of women that is a problem, not men themselves. The Bechdel Test seeks to take down this self-serving phallacracy in film, which is not at all representative of my reality. The validity of the test isn’t hard to find, in my eyes, since so many mainstream films fit into this profile.

As a writer, I can’t help but wonder if writing for a character outside of your own gender may prove difficult for some. However, we are all people with a past, present and future and wants, needs and desires. So why would this be impossible? And, if it is, does that make them bad screenwriters?

Look at these wildly popular television series Golden Girls, Orange is the New Black and Sex in the City. While men are certainly discussed, the females have definitive personalities, goals and share a genuine interest in one another, aside from the male gaze. Then compare this to a show such as The Smurfs, with the lone Smurfette. Something just isn’t right. Surely the writers for OITNB are far more in tune with reality than those who wrote for The Smurfs.

Bechel Revised: The Mako Mori Test

mk7Yq0qMuch backlash about the Bechdel Test has come since the release of the sci-fi click Pacific Rim, since this film doesn’t pass the test, and yet is was intended to be a feminist film. Case in point, the Mako Mori Test, named after a strong female lead in this film which didn’t have any other female characters (hence not meeting the requirement for the two or more female leads).This Mako Mori test rules are slightly different, but not any more forgiving, and they go a little something like this:

1) One or more female characters are present.

2) She has her own story.

3) Her story is not a supporting role for a male character’s story.

Of course, considering that the film cost over $200 million dollar to make and was considered to be a complete flop at the box office, making a mere $38 million in return for their investment, one can’t help but wonder if this new set of rules for defining feminist films was discreetly set into place by a clever marketing executive at Warner Bros. Note: even their name has bro in it.

Source: [Business Insider]

How To: Hands-Free Masturbation

Here’s a little known fact: when people say they’re living the dream, the dream is, of course, hands-free masturbation.


You, too, can live the dream! Here are our five favorite hands-free masturbation techniques for people with vaginas. Feel free to improvise as you see fit, but make sure you’re staying safe and using your best judgement.  No one wants to end up on Sex Put Me in the ER.

Farrah Faucet

As many young girls come to discover, there’s a reason their moms have detachable shower heads. If you have one, find a setting that feels good on your skin. You may have to go easy at first and then increase the pressure. This can also be used to stimulate your anus, nipples, or other erogenous zones on your body.


Even if you don’t have a detachable shower head, you can still run up your water bills for the endless pursuit of self-gratification. Position yourself under your faucet and let the water run over your clitoris. It may feel a little weird at first because of the positioning, just make sure to be aware of the drain– if it has a knob on it, wrap it in a wash cloth to keep from a painful distraction. Also, be sure of the water level if the drain is blocked by the stopper or your body. You may have to position yourself with your head up.

Jacuzzi jets are another way to get off using water jets. Position yourself in front of one in your favorite pool or hot tub and let the water do the work. For some fun with a partner, have them control the pressure of the jets at their whim.

One of the best parts about using water to masturbate is that you can control the temperature. Sometimes, I like to switch between warm and cold for some extra, shocking stimulation.

Heeling Feeling

I’ve never tried this one personally because I have the balance of a shishi odoshi fountain. But I have many friends who swear this technique got them started down the long road of self pleasure.


Sit with one leg folded in as far as you can go, then press your heel into your crotch. You should be able to rock your body back and forth and give you labia and clitoris some friction. Some people claim that this feels better when wearing a pair of light, cotton panties or some thin pajama bottoms.

Alternatively, put a toy between your feet, like our 6″ Realistic Black Dildo. For added security, this one has a suction cup that can be secured in the bath tub, or on a non-carpeted floor.

Pillow Princess

Along with detachable shower heads, pillows are often the first thing young people with vaginas learn to masturbate with.



The basics of it go like this:

1. Find a pillow.

2. Place pillow between your legs.

3. Hump that pillow like a windup toy that got caught in the carpet and fell over.

Really, it seems pretty easy, doesn’t it? But as with most masturbation techniques, you’ll have to experiment to find out what works best for you. Do you like soft or firm pillows? Did you find that wearing underwear makes it more comfortable or are you content to go bare? Only time and lots of practice will tell.

You can even use a pillow to aid the stimulation from other toys. Fold it in half and place your favorite dildo, like our Glass Gem Emerald between the folds, then ride it to your heart’s content.

The pillow treatment can be expanded to other objects as well– doors, mattress edges, couch cushions, bath tubs.

Thighs On The Sly


This one may not be as intense as some of the others, but it’s a great way to get off in public if you can’t dash to the bathroom. Cross your legs tightly, then alternate your thighs back and forth. This will provide pressure on your labia and clitoris, and the rubbing will give it friction. You may not have a squirting orgasm from this, but it can be enough to relieve some significant tension.

Hands-Free Toys

From vibrating panties to riding toys, there are all kinds of ways to get off with minimal effort and still using toys.

For instance, we carry the Vibratex Snugglepuss, a flexible vibrator which wraps itself right up against your clitoris for instant, hands-free stimulation. It can even be pulled apart and inserted to stimulate the G-spot the clitoris at the same time.vibratexsnugglepuss

Suction cup dildos and vibrators are another attractive idea. Our iRide from Doc Johnson eliminates the need to potentially dangerous or slippery surfaces you’d need for that suction cup for. You can ride it in a bed or on the floor, and not only does it provide the awesome rocking motion of a partner, but it even has two bullet vibrators– one in the clitoral bump and the other in the dildo.


Of course, the crowning jewel in our hands-free toy line up is the Sybian.


It may be crazy expensive, but those of our customers who have one swear that it’s worth every penny. This toy can even be used with the aid of a partner– have them control the movement of the vibrators, or ride the Sybian while pleasuring your partner on the bench. Even if you’re riding it alone, our Sybian owners swear they’ll never spend another dime on another toy– which may actually save them in the long run. Splitting the cost with a partner is another great way to relieve the cost a little.