Email Just when I thought I was pretty dialed in the sex department, I left with a whole new naughty vocabulary. Check out this post to see what I learned at the show. Entering through the hot pink phallus-like pillars, instantly the smell of scented lube and latex strikes you. To your right are fit young lads in nothing but aprons bearing their taut bottoms.
To your left are leather whips and glittering ball gags a plenty. Is it a neon infused version of Neverland? Is it one giant play room for adult eyes only? Or is it the sexiest event of the year? To your left are leather whips and glittering ball-gags a-plenty. Is it a neon-infused version of Neverland?
The show is open to everyone, 19 and over. You do, however, have to be open-minded and ready for an entertaining, educational and — in some cases — stimulating experience. Just when I thought I was pretty dialed in the sex department, I left with a whole new naughty vocabulary.
Here are a few things I learned at the show: I stepped into the KinkStore. Why on earth would anyone want to do this, I thought? Ultimately, sounding leads to stretching of the urethra so that larger objects can be inserted. But what about a ring-gag? Another goodie I stumbled upon was the Violet Wand, an instrument that applies ultraviolet rays to the skin at various intensities.
You can also apply a receptor to your body that attaches to the wand, helping the electric current run through your body and transfer onto your partner. To demonstrate, Critter — the gentlemen demonstrating this product for me — gently licked my forearm and the electric current transferred through his tongue and onto my skin.
Just think of the possibilities. I asked a few exhibitors if the popularity of 50 Shades of Grey had helped their business in the past year. Strangely enough, many of them said the book has actually created a lot of misconceptions around BDSM, the biggest being that the Dom dominant in the relationship holds all the power.
So all you Shades fans out there, take note. My two favourite products of the show included a vibrator and cooking utensils. Before you accuse me of being the most vanilla sex blogger on the planet, hear me out. The Minna Ola vibrator is serious business.
The shape makes it easy to apply to several different body parts, and it can be completely submerged in water. The vibration is controlled by squeezing the soft end of the toy to increase or decrease intensity as well as pulsing motions. My final Taboo takeaway was a saucy skewer set aptly named Mr. Before you scoff at the silly names, I thought these were genius! A must-have for all you outdoorsy west coasters looking to put a little heat in your campfire.
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