Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? No? Naughty, naughty! It’s time to start thinking about some sinful stocking stuffers for your lover or your favorite couple.
When I lived in the Bay area, one of my favorite stomping grounds was the Mission District. Colorful and expressive murals left and right, made-to-order burritos, interesting architecture, and an array of shopping options made the BART voyage from the East Bay to the City very well worth it. The icing on the cake was a quaint, sex-positive storefront that’s been around since 1977.
Unlike some of the other shady sex store haunts out there, Good Vibrations on Valencia was a bright beacon brimming with sex-positive vibes where I could make purchases without feeling like I’d just completed a drug transaction. In fact, according to Camilla Lombard, Events and Publicity Manager of Good Vibrations, the company prides itself on being a safe, comfortable place for women to buy an array of products.
“Just to give you some back story, we are the premier retailer trusted for over three decades to provide high quality products, education, and information that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment through our retail and web channels. We’re very proud to have invented the concept of the ‘clean well-lit place for women to buy a vibrator’ and now we provide a safe and welcoming environment where women and men alike can shop for sex toys, books, movies, and attend educational workshops.”
Good Vibrations was one of the many familiar places in San Francisco that I genuinely missed when I left. Chock full of fun toys and even educational materials, it was always a delight to browse. The store also regularly holds sex education events to uphold the founder’s tradition.
“The company was started by a marriage therapist who treated pre-orgasmic women and there was lots of ‘consciousness raising’ in the early days with vibrator demo workshops including the venerable Cadillac of all vibes, the Hitachi Magic Wand and later the Rabbit Pearl,” explains Camilla.
Folks in Los Angeles do not have to trek all the way up the coast to enjoy the tantalizing treasures offered by Good Vibrations. Just log on to http://www.goodvibes.com and browse the sexy selections and shop from the comfort of your own home. Now that Christmas time is right around the corner, I have a few provocative present suggestions for your lover or for your favorite kinky couple.
Make it a Movie Night
Since the chilly rainy season is right around the corner, that means more time indoors. However, that doesn’t mean you have to settle down with the same old boring movie. Why not learn a little while you’re cuddled up with your honey on the couch?
Good Vibes has the perfect movie night solution for you. Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist and Co-Founder of the Center for Sex and Culture, doesn’t just tell you how to do it, she has her fetching friends show you! The Pleasure-Ed series is ongoing and features two videos, “Going Down: The Official Guide to Cunnilingus” and “Head’s Up: The Official Guide to Fellatio.”
In “Going Down,” you’ll learn about how to give her superb pleasure and intense orgasms. Improve your technique, learn more about her anatomy and discover secrets to arousal:
“Head’s Up” is all about the guy in your life. Learn about his bits, explore what gets him hot and discover some new blowjob techniques:
Let the Pleasure-Ed Series take you into a sexy realm of information and instructional content that will surely enhance your sex lives. With Dr. Carol Queen as your guide, follow professional performers and real-life couples as they show you how to go down in style. Each guide is approximately 60 minutes and is overflowing with coupled chemistry and valuable information and is the perfect gift for newlyweds and amorous adventurers.
Good Vibes is truly unique in that they aim to provide accurate and current information. “We are the only adult retailer to house an education department and our resident staff sexologists, Dr. Carol Queen and Dr. Charlie Glickman, have been quoted and featured on HBO, CNN, MSNBC, Salon.com, Nerve.com, Dateline, Redbook, Men’s Fitness, Self, O Magazine, Essence, and more,” says Camilla.
Would you rather curl up with a good book? Is your favorite couple the literary type? Then combining “The New Bottoming Book” with “The New Topping Book” will be the perfect additions to that libidinous library. In the Top to Bottom Kit, the edgy pair in your life will learn all about the fine art of BDSM:
Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy give you the low-down on the fascinating realm of BDSM. These updated editions cover everything from basic gear to deep emotions and safety protocol. Since the previous editions, BDSM has evolved dramatically (largely due to the Internet), so Easton and Hardy take you through ethics, toys, terms, skills and scenes.
Each book is roughly 200 pages, enjoyable to read, and overflowing with valuable BDSM information from two perspectives: a dominant and a submissive. Both books are beneficial to the ever-growing carnal collection.
Romantic Rubdowns and Erotic Edibles
Good Vibes’ line of luxury bath and body products is perfect for those of you who like to indulge. Try the Touch Me line of sensuous massage oils or the Rub Me massage bars for a naughty night in. Top it off with the Ignite Me candles, and you’ll have an erotic evening to remember.
Looking to sample an assortment these sexy little treats? Then you’ll love the Sensual Sampler Kit. With Knead Me massage lotion, Devour Me lickable oil, Touch Me massage oil, Lust Dust edible body powder, two mini Rub Me massage bars, Ignite Me massage candle, and Smooch Me lip lube, the Sensual Sampler Kit will leave you ready to give and receive many a night’s worth of provocative pleasure. These kits are perfect presents for a long weekend away, a night in or as a party favor for the new bride:
Pucker up and give your kisser a tasty treat with the Smooch Me Lip Lube. This long-lasting, all-natural vegan formula is perfect for soothing and softening those lush lips of yours. I recommend the Cherry Vanilla; the sweet scent of cherry and the soothing aroma of vanilla combined results in the perfect come-hither formula. Also available in Cinnamon Spice, Mojito and Pomegranate Mint:
The Rub Me bars are especially exciting. Simply massage this natural, alluring bar into your lover’s warm skin, and the bar will melt into a rich, creamy butter. The bars are made from pure cocoa butter, Shea butter and essential oils and are a perfect solution if you’re not too keen on messy massage oils. Each bar is good for about 10-12 massages. The After Dinner Mint is especially invigorating, while the English Lavender is calming and comforting. The Rub Me bars also come in French Vanilla, Morning Dew, Pomegranate Mint, Amber Rose and Coconut Lime:
Good Vibes also features a luscious line of massage oils and lotions with nourishing herbal extracts. The Touch Me Massage Oils and Lotions will moisturize and soften your skin. Use it after a relaxing bubble bath, a steamy shower, or as a sensuous massage oil. It can also be used anytime your skin yearns for a lightweight, lush treat.
The Morning Dew Massage Oil, with its refreshing and crisp aroma, is highly recommended. Choose from English Lavender, French Vanilla, Pomegranate Mint or Nude:
The Knead Me Massage Lotion in French Vanilla’s scent is warm and inviting, but you can also choose from Morning Dew, English Lavender and Pomegranate Mint:
Piquant pomegranate and sweet mint in a swirl of refreshing scent make up one of many Ignite Me Massage Candle varieties. Burn the candle, blow out the flame and drizzle the melted soy wax on your lover for a kinky, sensual massage. Because the soy melts at a much lower temperature, you can kiss burns bye-bye. Also available in Nude, Morning Dew, English Lavender and Nude:
Looking for some erotic edibles to drizzle and dust all over your partner’s body? Then you’ll love the Devour Me line. Coat your baby’s body in this natural, non-sticky sweetness. Free of colors and artificial sweeteners, this non-staining, sweet almond-based formula will have you licking and nibbling all over your lover’s body. The Strawberry Kiss is light and sweet, while the Crème Brulee is rich and warm. Also available in Piña Colada:
Lust Dust Edible Body Powder is a fancy fairy dust made of cornstarch, sucrose, and flavoring. This translucent, lickable powder is ideal paired with an ostrich feather for some teasing, then some lustful lapping later on. Lust Dust comes in two tasty varieties. Choose from Honey Vanilla or Chocolate Strawberry:
There’s one thing more annoying than creaky beds, weird sounds or even Eighties glam hair when you’re having sex, and that’s bad lube. If you’re sick of bizarre lubes that taste too much like a sickly sweet dessert, Sliquid Organics Natural Lubricant is the perfect solution for you.
Have you ever picked up a bottle of lube only to be completely perplexed by the ingredients list? You’ll love Sliquid; it boasts an ingredients list with familiar terms: water, plant cellulose, Vitamin E and aloe. This glycerin-free lube is perfect for sensitive ladies and is the supreme lube solution for solo fun, foreplay, vaginal and anal play. It’s latex, rubber, plastic and vegan friendly and is the perfect all-around lube:
Make this upcoming holiday season sexier with some great gifts especially for grown-ups. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we’re sure you’ll enjoy these sinful little surprises from Good Vibrations.