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Ask a Sex Educator: First Time Anal

Posted by SP Staff on 7/2/2018 to Ask A Sex Educator

Q: I want to try anal but never have before. What should I do/try the first time to avoid pain?

A: Anal penetration can be a thrilling and pleasurable activity alone or with partner(s). But getting started can be daunting because of the idea that anal sex hurts – and it can if not done properly. Yet with a little know how and some good lube, you’ll be well on your way to a pain free and (hopefully) fun experience.

Before getting down to what you need for a positive experience, I do want to note that while some folks love anal penetration, others try it and decide it’s not for them. Both are totally ok!

So if you try these suggestions and you just aren’t feeling it, there isn’t anything wrong with you – your body may not enjoy this kind of stimulation and you can continue to explore other types of play.

Capital Pride Happenings 2018

Posted by Adrien on 6/4/2018 to Tips & Guides

It’s June again, and that means Pride month has arrived! Check out some of the happenings below to get out, socialize, and build community.


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5 Strap-On Sex Myths Busted

Posted by Luna Matatas on 5/21/2018 to How-To

Strap-on sex is a playful way to change up penetrative sex, explore pleasure with dildos and harnesses, and fulfill erotic fantasies. So many holes, so little time – if you’re curious about strap-on sex but aren’t sure where to start, here are 
5 Strap-on Sex Myths Busted to get you going with strap-on joy. 

“Hilariously Clumsy Sex:” Fun Factory’s Sharevibe

Posted by Nayla on 4/23/2018 to Product Reviews

Fun Factory makes toys that staff members and customers alike fall in love with. From the Stronic Eins to the Amorino, people sing nothing but praise about the German manufacturer’s creations. So when I was given the opportunity to test out and review the Sharevibe, I was understandably very eager.


By looks and hand feel alone this double ended, “harness-free” dildo met all my expectations. Fun vibrant color? Check! Soft, velvety, medical grade silicone? Yes! A new and exciting design? Indeed! Sadly when it came time to actually use the Sharevibe, the toy did not work well with me.



6 Things To Do Before Having Sex with A New Partner

Posted by Nayla on 4/9/2018 to Tips & Guides

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Sharing sex with a new partner can be exciting and fun. It can also be nervous-making and daunting. Whether it’s a spontaneous one-time occasion or an intentionally planned, ceremonious exchange, we have a few tips on how to make your first time with a new partner go as smoothly and satisfyingly as possible.