Re-Thinking The Couples Toy

One person holds the Manta by Fun Factory out to a second person, who extends a finger to touch the tips. Behind their hands is a rainbow background and the image is accented by rainboe hearts and stars.

Customers frequently come to us looking for the elusive, perfect “couples’ toy.” The intriguing thing about this request is that the definition of couple, the bodies involved, and the desired feelings and sensations vary greatly from person to person, and even more greatly from relationship to relationship. All individuals and couples have entirely unique bodies and desires. Therefore, the category of the couple’s toy remains wide and vague.

The mainstream conceptions of what constitutes sex are still relatively narrow. But we want to remind you that sex is defined only by the people having it, and that sensations like penetration are not mandatory. Many people in relationships have anatomy that does not allow them to experience penis-in-vagina sex with their partner/s, whereas others may have physical restrictions that prevent it. Still, more people may simply not want to participate in penetration for their own personal reasons.

We are all unique people with unique bodies, desires, and relationships. Sex can be anything that you and your partner/s want it to be. And shopping for a toy together can be a great way to expand your idea of what sex can look like for you and your partner/s.

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AYLI’s 2020 Gift Guide

It’s been a long, hard year, and we could all use a little extra pleasure right now. So if you’re looking for a great gift for a friend, a partner, or even yourself, here are our best suggestions. Each item on this list is a hand-picked favorite of our staff!

You can browse according to your budget, or if you want to spoil someone really special to you, consider one of our absolute favorite spotlighted items!

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Review: The Suckler

  “When I first heard about suckler toys, I was skeptical. Would it really deliver? The top two brands are the Womanizer and the Satisfyer. I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend the money on one — I am not a clitoral only kind of woman. But an unexpected windfall gave me the opportunity to try out…

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The Often-Overlooked Wand

The Often-Overlooked Wand Back in the day, your option for a good vibrator was limited. To one side was a cheap, pointed plastic tube you’d pop a couple of D sized batteries into (which ALWAYS rattled loudly after a bit). It just screamed THIS IS A VIBRATOR Y’ALL. The plastic tube was the ultimate first…

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Deciding on the Right Nipple Clamps


Deciding on the Right Nipple Clamps

We really appreciate our customers and an overwhelming amount of you have had a plethora of questions about nipple clamps! We hope this quick guide alleviates any reservations you have about incorporating them into your playtime.

Clamps are commonly associated with the kinkier side of bedroom play and are quite popular in the BDSM scene because they provide a sensation where they are applied to the body.  The sensation is created because clamps increase blood flow to the area. Clamps provide a heightened sensitivity to the body and for some translates as pleasure, not pain. There is a fine line between pleasure and pain and clamps provide a way of exploring your limits. The BDSM scene isn’t for everyone, but I encourage you to invite aspects of BDSM you are curious about into your safe place for exploration.

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