Friday, December 6, 2019

Sex Toy Advice

Sex toy shopping can be exciting, exhilarating, fantasy-inducing… and confusing. There are just so many sex toys available these days, with improvements added and different styles being created all the time. That’s why I’ve written these sex toy advice articles here at the Cara Sutra sex blog.

First of all, do you really need sex toys? Adult products are more of a desirable accessory than a need, and they’re most definitely not a replacement for sex. Nobody should feel ashamed about their sex toy use, or threatened because their partner enjoys using them. Hell, there are even plenty of couples sex toys available which heighten the pleasure levels for both partners during intimacy. So even though toys might not be a need or pre-requisite for having sexy fun, they’re an incredibly enjoyable bonus feature. Think of them like ticking the ‘added fun’ box on your sexual take-out order.

Next, consider what type of sex toy would be best for you. There are many different types: vibrating, static, large, small, flexible, rigid, for vaginal, clitoral, anal and erogenous zone stimulation. Then there is the material it’s made of to consider. Some materials are full body-safe for internal and external use, others are toxic and could cause allergic reactions, irritation or worse. What does porous and non-porous mean? What are phthalates? Does any of this really matter when considering which sex toy to buy and try?

Find out all of the above and more in my sex toy advice articles here on the blog.

Why Winter is The Sexiest Season

By Cara Sutra: Summer was my favourite time of year. None of that feeling frozen to the bone; just warm, sunny, dry weather over the seemingly never-ending summer holidays. As I’ve got older, my opinion has changed.

Bloggers: Come meet me at ETO & get a free goody bag!

The first 10 bloggers to come meet me (whether at my stand or at any time during the event) and give me their blogging/sex toy reviewing business card, will get a free goody bag that I've put together myself. The goody bags are a mix of information, general adult industry merchandise, sexy freebies and other gifts and goodies I've put together. You'll effectively be raiding my sexy drawers and getting some gorgeous freebies in the process. I'll be chucking more things into each as the show draws closer. Coming to ETO and hoping to get some freebies and samples? Here's an easy way to guarantee it.

ETO Show 2014 Part One: The Journey, The Stand Set Up, And The Night...

It’s my second day back in the office after the amazing 10th anniversary year of the ETO Show, the UK’s biggest and best adult industry expo run in association with the widely read industry publication ETO Magazine. My head is still spinning from the entire weekend and my legs are sore from walking around and having to be vertical for so long instead of merely transporting me between desk, coffee station, and bed. Writing up this post event report is almost too mammoth a task to imagine. The ETO Show 2014 encompasses so much news that I have actually split the report into four parts to make it a little easier to digest.

Women-Specific Lubricants: Necessary Or Just Another Marketing Ploy?

By Cara Sutra: Do women-specific lubricants really matter? When you first realise that what your sex life needs is a little more glide, you will doubtless turn to sex lubricants to transform that dry chafe into sexy friction. It’s only when you start shopping for lubricants (at a well stocked online sex shop as Lubezilla) that you begin to realise that this task isn’t as simple as you’d first imagined.

Love Curiosity: Your New Sex Toys Shopping Addiction

Sex toy shopping websites. You’ve seen them, you’ve visited them, and you probably have your favourites bookmarked. I’m here to tell you about a serious new player to town which puts those regular and boring shops in the shade: Love Curiosity.

ETO Show 2014 Part Two: Sunday, Day One, the show begins

I woke surprisingly early on Sunday morning, the first day of the ETO Show 2014. The doors didn’t open to the public until 10.30am, but Julian was going to be at the stand at 8am in order to make sure everything was perfect. I arrived about 8.45am, leaving my partner Sable in bed and minnie getting ready. Walking around the corner from the hotel to the NEC expo hall I mentally prepared for the day ahead. I felt excited but not nervous - this was the ETO Show after all and it feels like family being with all the familiar faces and great contacts in the industry that I talk to regularly.

Now That’s What I Call Smart Phone Sex

We've all at one point had that urge where your partner's away on business for a few days and you're lying in bed feeling frisky just at the sound of their voice. So what do you do - give them a ring and have them talk dirty whilst you reach for the sex toy in the bedside drawer?

ETO Show 2014 Part Three: Awards Night – Everyone’s a Winner

The ETO Awards are always a spectacle to attend and behold, and the ETO Awards 2014 dinner, presentation and dancing was no different. In fact, it was even bigger, crazier, happier and hotter than last year. You can read the full list of winners on the ETO Magazine website here. No matter whether you’re nominated for a coveted ETO award or simply attending and soaking up the much needed annual celebration of our wonderful industry, everyone agrees that it’s an exciting and fun night. I’d headed back from day one of the show at 4pm, earlier than the closing time, to get ready and try to relax a little before the night got into full swing. I took my time getting ready, soaking up every moment of this special night away from the desk and anticipating so much fun and excitement.

Lovehoney Gift Vouchers – Perfect Sexy Gifts For Everyone

Good news for sex toys fans - multi award winning online sex shop Lovehoney now offer gift vouchers so that you can be sure you're getting the best romantic gift for him or her on any occasion. Lovehoney gift vouchers are sent electronically and can be spent instantly on the Lovehoney sex toys website or gifted to someone special so they can enjoy a sexy shopping spree.

Sinful Sunday World Cup Competition: Win a massive Fantasy by Cara Sutra bondage kit...

The huge Fantasy by Cara Sutra Sinful Sunday bondage prize haul: A Fantasy by Cara Sutra beginner’s bondage kit in your choice of black or red Fantasy by Cara Sutra bondage tape, red Lady Finger Vibrator (kindly donated by La Boudoir Boutique) Set of Vibratone Jiggle Balls (kindly donated by La Boudoir Boutique) Cherry Vanilla (-giggle-) scented Yankee Candle 2x Fantasy by Cara Sutra stickers 2x Fantasy by Cara Sutra button badges An extremely limited edition Fantasy by Cara Sutra coaster

How Your Adult Business Should Respond To Unhappy Customers

By Cara Sutra: I doubt there’s any business out there that has never experienced unhappy customers at one point or another. As genuine and admirable as your company values may be, unhappy customers are part and parcel of being in business.

Why you need to be a part of BlogSpot at the ETO Show 2016

The BlogSpot area at the UK’s annual premier adult industry trade show (the ETO Show) is devoted to sex bloggers and sex toy testers. The first BlogSpot was at the ETO Show 2015.

Pre-event: ETO Show & Awards 2015

The past year has disappeared in a haze of sex & sex toys, and it’s almost time for one of the biggest events of the adult industry year – the ETO Show & Awards. This year is the 11th year of the ETO Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham UK. You can find the exact location on the Google map at the end of this post. The ETO Show is happening on the 28th and 29th June. The doors open at 10.30am each day and close 5pm Sunday, 4.30pm Monday. if you'd like to attend, you'll need to be a part of the adult industry in some way and you can register for an entry pass here. Even with an entry badge you will need to bring proof of trade status with you, such as your business card. Follow ETO Magazine & ETO Show on Twitter, and like Erotic Trade Only on Facebook to stay up to date with all the news.

Budget For Love This Valentine’s Day With Bondara

Every year, it seems that no sooner have we packed away the Christmas baubles and swept away the New Year’s streamers, it’s time for Valentine’s Day. Cue a surge of panic. What should you get your lover? Where should you even start looking?