2013 Gift Guide

18 Nov

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the realization that you have no idea what to get anybody! Well fear not! Here is our 2013 Gift Guide to help you find something for everyone on your list – from your partner to your best friend and even your mailman (you know, if you have that kind of relationship with your mailman. Otherwise, maybe you should stick with a fruitcake or something.)

For the Women In Your Life:

jimmy jane afterglow massage candleJimmy Jane Massage Candles – Massage candles are an incredible gift and they don’t get much nicer than the Jimmy Jane Afterglow candles. In scents like Dark Vanilla and Bourbon, these candles melt down into a warm massage oil that can be drizzled directly onto the skin. You get the sexiness of candle light, the aphrodisiac scent of the candle and the sensuous touch of a wonderful massage all rolled into one fabulous gift. 

tristan taormino expert guide to female orgasmExpert Guide to Female Orgasm – Female orgasms are amazing and manifest in such a wide variety of ways. This installment of Tristan Taormino’s acclaimed Expert Guide series focuses exclusively on female pleasure and orgasm and is the perfect gift for the woman in your life. Whether you are helping her learn how to orgasm or looking for instructions on how to please her better, the Expert Guide will help. Part workshop and part tastefully done porn, this guide is hot, instructive and a great gift to spice things up.

tenga iroha sakuraIroha Vibes –  Inspired by Japanese mochi candy, these adorable little vibes (which come in 3 styles / colors) are powerful and delightfully squishy. Perfect for someone looking for a softer toy with serious design aesthetic, these rechargeable vibes from the folks at Tenga offer sensuous touch, quiet operation and a good warranty at a reasonable price.

best women's erotica of 2013Erotica –  Erotica can be a great way to connect as a couple and get inspired. And with the nights getting longer, you’ll have plenty of time to snuggle into bed and read to each other! We carry a wide range of erotic anthologies, from short stories & BDSM to LGBTQ focused and stories based on fairy tales! There’s something for just about everyone so come by and take a look!

For the Men in Your Life:

tenga 3dTenga 3D or Flip – Give the guy in your life an incredible toy that’s all his own. The Tenga 3D and Flip sleeves is made from soft material that is molded in an amazing array of textures that feel absolutely incredible. Great for someone who doesn’t like representational masturbation sleeves. Don’t forget to package this toy with some thick water base lube such as Sliquid Sassy  to make this a holiday present he won’t soon forget.

rocks off naughty boyNaughty Boy – Prostate stimulation not only feels amazing but is also integral to maintaining prostate health. Help your man ring in a healthy (and orgasmic) New Year with the Naughty Boy prostate massager. This vibrating, silicone toy has the perfect curve for hitting just the right spot and has a narrow taper that is great for beginners and advanced users alike. Don’t forget the lube!

ultimate guide to prostate pleasureUltimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure – We mentioned before that prostate stimulation is not only intensely pleasurable but also extremely healthful. However, there is a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding prostate stimulation. This fabulous book by Charlie Glickman and Aislann Emirzian breaks down those myths and teaches you all about prostate health, stimulation and pleasure. A fantastic read and a gift that keeps on giving!

tristan taormino expert guide to advanced fellatioExpert Guide to Fellatio – They say it is better to give than receive but with this handy guide, you can have both. Learn fabulous BJ and handjob tips from renowned sex educator Tristan Taormino. This gift will help you give your guy the best BJ ever and then receive his thanks later. See, best of both worlds! 😉


For Mom (or Grandma!):

je joue amiKegel Balls – hundreds of women’s magazines and sex positive shops tout the importance of Kegel exercises . They are helpful for women during and post pregnancy as well as women in their later years as they help maintain the elasticity of the vaginal walls, aid in prevention of bladder and uterine prolapse and strengthen bladder control – as well as increase the intensity of orgasms! Kegel balls will help simplify your exercise routine and come in many different styles. These are a perfect gift for every woman on your holiday shopping list.

sliquid satinSliquid SatinSatin is an aloe and carrageenan infused lubricant that can be used both for penetration and for everyday use to maintain vaginal moisture. Satin is formulated for women experiencing vaginal dryness due to menopause, medication or any other reason. As with all Sliquid products, Satin contains no glycerin or parabens and is vegan.

naked at our ageNaked At Our Age & Better than I Ever Expected – Is there sex after sixty? Absolutely! In both of these books, author Joan Price talks about the “challenges and joys of pursuing love and sex later in life”. Recounting personal stories as well as interviews with older women, Price “challenges society’s misguided notion that aging women are sexless”. Either (or both) of these books are a must read for the older woman in your life!

For The Adventurous Couple:

bare leatherworks floggerBARE Flogger Whether you are new to sensation play or a pro at impact play, BARE has something for you. These beautifully handcrafted floggers come in 3 sizes (handy, midsize & full size) as well as multiple hide choices (deer, cow, elk, bull, buffalo & moose)! Ranging from soft and sensual to rough and intensely impactful, these floggers will have you and your partner begging for more!

bare leatherworks cuffsBARE Cuffs – Much like their floggers, BARE Leatherwork’s cuffs are handcrafted with care. Each latigo leather cuff is designed for years of comfortable use and come standard size and small (for those with petite wrists). With two styles to choose from (detached and locked) you are sure to find something to keep your lover occupied!

sportsheets featherFeather Teaser – Maybe impact play isn’t your thing. Maybe you enjoy gentle caresses and soft play. Well then, a feather teaser is just the thing for you. Coming in several different colors, a feather teaser is the perfect gift for that partner that likes to be pampered. These are especially effective when used with a blindfold, so make a kit and enjoy a nice night of teasing.

tristan taormino ultimate guide to kinkThe Ultimate Guide to Kink – Tristan Taormino has released another fantastic sexuality guide, and this time it’s all about kink! With essays from Patrick Califia, Midori, Barbara Carrellas and many more, this book covers everything from gentle sensation play to serious edge play and nearly EVERYTHING in between. This guide is fabulous for BDSM beginners and pros alike.

For The Person Who Has Everything:

nobessence seductionNobEssence Seduction – Sex toys are made out of pretty much every material imaginable. NobEssence specializes in making absolutely stunning G-Spot, kink and anal toys out of a variety of sustainably harvested wood such as wenge, purple heart and bamboo. Covered in their patented non porous varnish, these toys will last a lifetime!

bendable glass prostate toyGlass Toys – Much like wood toys, glass is an exotic material that feels as good as it looks. Perfect for temperature play and firm pressure, glass toys from Crystal Delight and our new handmade vendor Bendable Glass are beautiful, functional and luxurious. Pamper your partner with a one of a kind toy this holiday season!

fun factory stonic enisStronic Enis – Does your partner prefer thrusting over vibration? Well then the Stronic Enis is for you! The only toy of it’s kind on the market, the Stronic mimics the feel of a thrusting partner in many speeds and variations. If your partner wants the newest and greatest gadget, this is the way to go.

lelo flickering touch massage oilLelo Flickering Touch Massage Oil – There are many massage oils on the market but Lelo has kicked it up several notches with their Flickering Touch massage oil. This nourishing oil comes in 3 wonderful scents – Balsam Fir & Bergamot, Fresh Lily & Musk and Spicy Clove & Amber. But the scents aren’t the main attraction here. Lelo has added pure 24 karat gold flakes to every bottle of massage oil so the skin takes on a subtle, shimmering glow after use. Packaged in a gorgeous black bottle, this massage oil is sure to take a place of honor on the recipient’s night stand.

LGBT Focused Gifts:

take me there trans and genderqueer eroticaTake Me There – Tristan Taormino has done it again with this beautiful collection of trans and genderqueer erotica. Traditionally, trans and genderqueer folks have either been ignored or fetishized in erotica but this anthology celebrates gender diversity in all of it’s sexy and wonderful glory. With authors such as Patrick Califia, Rachel Kramer Bussel and Sinclair Sexsmith, there is sure to be something for everyone in this book.

sometimes she lets me butch femme eroticaSometimes She Lets Me – Another standout erotica anthology by Tristan Taormino, Sometimes She Lets Me explores the Butch / Femme dynamic. The stories run the gamut from sweet and sensual to rough and kinky and feature some of Secret Pleasures’ favorite authors. A fun read for fans of the Best Lesbian Erotica series.

fleshjackFleshjack – The Fleshjack, from the makers of the insanely popular Fleshlight, is created for male bodied folks who prefer their sleeves to have more masculine presenting orifices. these sleeves are still made with the lifelike Cyberskin material that men have come to know and love. An ideal gift for your male partner … or yourself!

happy valley tango dildo

Happy Valley Tango Double Dildo – A lot of double ended dildos on the market claim to be able to be used strapless but when you actually try … not fun! The Tango by Happy Valley has a great design that makes it less heavy and easier to use without the aid of a harness. And, if you choose to harness it anyway, the curve of the toy is nice and slim, allowing it to slip through the O ring on a harness nicely! A superb gift for double ended toy lovers everywhere!

For Younger Women:

pico bong mokaMoka – The Moka is a discreet, waterproof, battery operated G-Spot toy that is perfect for first time toy users. With a strong motor that offers many different speeds and pulsations, the Moka works extremely well for those who are learning about what kind of stimulations their body enjoys. Add in the sleek design, fun colors and nearly silent operation, you have a great toy for a younger girl or any first time toy user!

sliquid organics lubeSliquid Organics-Lube is the unsung hero of the bedroom but not all of them are created equal. Sliquid Organics is a line of all natural lubricants that are glycerin, paraben and fragrance free and are packaged in beautiful bottles that can be kept on the nightstand without embarrassment. Don’t let her get an inferior and chemical laden lube at the drugstore, pick up some Sliquid Organics here at Secret Pleasures.

tickle your fancyTickle Your Fancy – Young women are so seldom given any sort of information or encouragement regarding self pleasure. This book takes a no-nonsense approach to female sexual health and self pleasure and includes information on anatomy, toys, techniques and much much more. Encourage the women in your life to understand their bodies and pleasure!

sir richards condomsSir Richards Condoms – It’s important to instill the importance of safer sex early on and Sir Richards Condoms can help. Created from premium latex that transmits body heat and sensation beautifully and coated in body safe, gentle lubricant, these condoms make safer sex fun and satisfying. Sir Richards are also packaged in fun, stylish  and colorful plaid wrappers so it’s more likely that your teen or young adult won’t mind carrying them. Sir Richards helps you give them the gift of taking their health seriously.

Stocking Stuffers:

kama sutra honey dustKama Sutra Honeysuckle Dust – Pure honey dust, a luxurious feather applicator and a gorgeous tin make the Kama Sutra Honeysuckle Dust and lovely and exotic gift. The dust can be brushed anywhere on the body for a subtle shimmer and sweet scent and then nibbled off at a partner’s discretion!

Go GirlGo Girl – You are at a concert, camping, running around the city and all of a sudden … you need a bathroom but you can’t find one or the one you are in is gross! Go Girl to the rescue. This unique silicone funnel allows  female bodied folks to urinate standing up! No more having to hover over a questionable toilet seat or stripping down in the woods! The Go Girl is also wonderful for transmen who want to be able to use the urinals in the mens room with more ease. An all around great gift.

sliquid swirlSliquid Swirl Packets – So many flavored lubes on the market are made with nasty chemicals or just don’t taste very good. Sliquid has come out with a line of lubricants that not only taste great but are formulated without any of the harsh petrochemicals, parabens and glycerin so often found in “drugstore lube”. Available in great flavors like Green Apple, Strawberry Pomegranate, Pina Colada and many others, these to go packs are a fun gift add on!

screaming o primo tux c ringPrim O Vibrating Ring – At least 80% of women need some sort of clitoral stimulation in order to orgasm. Make stimulation during penetration easier with the Prim O Vibrating Ring. This silicone ring is worn on the base of the penis and has a small bullet vibe attached that can help give just enough hands free stimulation to bring her over the edge. It can also give wonderful stimulation to the wearer and be placed over a strapped on dildo to make the toy vibrate!

naughty or nice sex coupon bookCoupon Booklet – Opening one present is great but what about the promise of gifts to come? This coupon booklet is the gift that keeps on giving. With coupons for sensual massages, erotic treats and sexy fun, you can give him presents all year long!

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