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Lithium-Ion Batteries; Extend the life of your rechargeable toys

Please be advised that information provided is a guide only, always refer to individual manufacturer’s instructions for accurate advice on caring for your device.
So, you’ve got a fun new toy with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, yay! We recommend rechargeable toys for several reasons, primarily because they are often better-made products and tend to last longer. They’re more convenient too, battery replacement toys can use one of at least 10 battery types, which if you’re not someone who often has batteries on hand can be a bit of a pain remembering what to use and can ruin your toy if you use the wrong type by mistake. Rechargeable are stronger in design and their vibrations are more powerful making them a better option all round, but if nothing else the amount of money you will save in the long run makes the initial purchase of a rechargeable toy much more cost effective. If that still hasn’t sold you, non-rechargeable disposable batteries are toxic to our planet and so many of them end up in landfill, or worse, in our oceans and parklands. It’s so unnecessary when there are better, more sustainable options. Lithium-ion batteries are still toxic to our planet, but they can be disposed of properly, and last a lot longer so it’s really a no brainer there. Adult Bliss is currently looking into offering customers an “Old toy recycling drop off”, a service offered in many locations across the United States, but not commonly found in Australia.

But what if there’s something wrong with the battery? Often you can rely on a warranty repair or replacement if you have followed all appropriate care instructions from the manufacturer. Fun Factory toys, for example, have a 2-year warranty and most quality brands offer at least 12 months warranty, so if there is a genuine fault in the battery you should notice way before the warranty period is over.
Long term there are steps you can take to make your rechargeable toys last longer and ensure no faults are being caused by incorrect use. So, let’s break down the best ways you can make your lithium-ion toy last longer.


· Keep your batteries at room temperature

That means between 20 to 25 degrees C. The worst thing that can happen to a lithium-ion battery is to have a full charge and be subjected to elevated temperatures. So, don’t leave or charge your device’s battery in a hot area. Heat is by far the largest factor when it comes to reducing lithium-ion battery life.
· Allow partial discharges and avoid full ones (usually)

Unlike NiCad batteries, lithium-ion batteries do not have a charge memory. That means deep-discharge cycles are not required. In fact, it’s better for the battery to use partial-discharge cycles. There is one exception. Battery experts suggest that after 30 charges, you should allow lithium-ion batteries to almost completely discharge. Continuous partial discharges create a condition called digital memory, decreasing the accuracy of the device’s power gauge. So, let the battery discharge to the cut-off point and then recharge. The power gauge will be re-calibrated.
· Avoid completely discharging lithium-ion batteries

If a lithium-ion battery is discharged below 2.5 volts per cell, a safety circuit built into the battery opens and the battery appears to be dead. The original charger will be of no use. Only battery analyzers with the boost function have a chance of recharging the battery. Also, for safety reasons, do not recharge deeply discharged lithium-ion batteries if they have been stored in that condition for several months.

Never overcharge your lithium battery

Always refer to the device manufacturers recommended charging times and do not leave your device unattended while charging. Most devices will have either a solid light that changes color or turns off when charging is complete or a blinking light that becomes solid or turns off when complete. Immediately remove from the charger once your device is fully charged to be safe, while many manufacturers ensure their charging docks regulate the charge rate and cut it off once complete, this isn’t always the case, so it’s better to avoid overloading your toy.
· For extended storage, discharge a lithium-ion battery to about 40-50 percent and store it in a cool place

Much like laptops, phones and other devices that use lithium ion, battery life may be observed to deplete over time even when the device is not used regularly, or in storage. This often occurs if the device is stored with a full charge, this means that oxidation of lithium-ion is at its highest rate. So, if you don’t plan on using your toy for a while or have just bought a new toy but aren’t ready to completely let go of your old lover yet, then storing your toy at 40-60 percent discharge and in a cool, dry place is recommended.
This is a two-way relationship, looking after your toys will help you to look after your sexual needs for longer, win-win.
All in all, it’s not that hard: keep your toy charged, don’t let it go completely flat and keep the temperature consistent and your best friend will be around for years to come.

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Cock Rings; The Guide You’ve Been Looking For

Cock Rings: If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it. Wait, a what on the where now? Don’t freak out. A Cock Ring, or C-Ring, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, it’s a small, often silicone ring that you place around the base of the shaft of the penis. To what end you ask? No not the end, the base! Primarily a cock ring is restricting blood flow to the erectile tissues, blood goes into the penis but it has a hard time getting back out, this assists with increased girth, decreases sensitivity and thereby delaying orgasm, often leading to longer lasting erections.
Due to the way cock rings work, they’re also great at staving off premature ejaculation (PE), which is known to affect at least 25% of men and is defined as the inability to “last” longer than 2 minutes. PE can affect a man for short periods or sometimes for life, in either case using a cock ring is an effective method of improving the length and strength of an erection. (There are other great treatments for PE Like pumping which you can find info on HERE).

Rings come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, the smaller rings can generally be assumed for use purely around the shaft of the penis, but what about the larger ones? We often see people looking rather shocked at the sight of rings that could fit around their wrist, these larger rings are designed to go around the scrotum (testicles) as well as the shaft. The idea here is to increase the intensity of the male orgasm. When a man ejaculates his testicles pull up closer to the body, by stopping them from doing this you can slightly increase the length of the orgasm while also increasing its intensity. Ball stretchers are also a great option for this as well.


You might see rings that have two rings attached by a small spine, these also work as a ball stretcher and are kind of a two in one deal, you place the larger outer ring around the balls and the other inner ring around the shaft. A small spine connects the two rings, this should sit in between your balls and your shaft ensuring it stays in the right spot and conveniently adding a little pressure to another sensitive area.
If you’re looking to ramp it up a notch, some styles have texturing for an even greater sensory experience for your partner, while others might also include vibrating bullets which will help both sexual partners come to climax quicker. Other vibrating cock rings are designed specifically to stimulate the perineum, in case you don’t know that’s the spot between a males anus and perineum, often called the P-spot, and it’s very sensitive to touch. . The We-vibe Verge is a great example of this but there are other products out there, often referred to as taint teasers.
Like most sexual stimulation products, cock rings are available as disposable single or limited use rings, or you can purchase more sustainable products made from stronger materials, have replaceable batteries or are even rechargeable. The We-Vibe Pivot being a great example of a rechargeable C-ring that is also app compatible!! What will they think of next?

So what about materials? There’s a lot of different types on the market, and what you choose will likely depend on your desired outcome. Typically, Silicone or Rubber is the most common materials used, these stretchy little guys are great for first timers and guy who are unsure of the girth needed. Even though they’re stretchy, if it’s your first time using a cock ring it’s important to be aware that you don’t want something too tight which is why we recommend a set of rings like the Optimale silicone 3 ring set so you can try a few sizes and decide what works for you. Nitrile is another common material, Nitrile is comfortable, can be quite thin and very strong but isn’t stretchy at all, so we don’t recommend this for first timers. If you (or your partner) are looking for something that “won’t get in the way” and you have a preferred diameter you like then Nitrile might be a good option.
Then there are Leather rings, these are great for a bunch of reasons. They are usually adjustable, often with Velcro or snap fastenings to hold them in place, they’re very strong, and they’re easy to take off and put on, no delicate removal procedures! Not to mention they look pretty hardcore and these days if you want the look but are adverse to leather there are eco-leathers and synthetics available too.
And there’s metal, plastic, and glass. While these rings are certainly still used for sexual pleasure due to their strong rigid structure, many people also buy these rings as sexual or genital jewelry. Not only do some of these products look stunning, like the Rosebud collection, but they also provide a weight that can be quite pleasurable and even comforting. If metal sounds like your thing make sure you are buying quality surgical stainless steel, the last thing you want is a rash from cheaply coated metals or a rusty ring, likewise with plastic and glass ensure your ring is free from chips or cracks, trust us.

So how do I put it on and remove it safely? For a start, DON’T ROLL IT! The last thing you want is a friction burn or worse for the loose skin on the penis to get caught and tear. Ideally, to put on and remove a cock ring you should carefully hook your little fingers inside the ring and stretch it out, and slide it directly over and down the penis, this method will only work with stretchier materials, for rigid materials like metal and glass the ring should be placed on a flaccid penis. A little bit of lube might also help if you’re feeling clumsy or having a bit of trouble, and if you get desperate during removal try slowly cooling your penis to initiate a bit of shrinkage. For ball rings and stretchers put in one testicle at a time, if the ring is designed to go over the penis as well leave the penis til last, and obviously, be gentle.

And now, the word of caution that we really hope you don’t skip over.
Before thinking about using a C-ring there are a few things you NEED to know! It’s not ever recommended to use a cock ring that is restricting blood flow for more than 20 – 30 minutes. You might think this isn’t a very long time, but think of it like putting a rubber band around your finger, you wouldn’t leave that there for very long would you? Speaking of rubber bands, its very important that you don’t try to substitute with a rubber band or anything else really, there are a lot of blood vessels in this very delicate area and the last thing you want to do is cause any serious long-term damage. To this end it might be best to try not to wear a ring in public where it may become “inappropriate” to take it off, especially through airport security which might not end well when you have to try to explain what the metal thing in your pants is. Always make it a priority to take it off after sex, don’t risk falling asleep and forgetting about it. And lastly if you start to feel any discomfort, or loss of sensation and even loss of heat in your penis carefully take your ring off as soon as possible. The biggest risk for improper use of a cock ring is Priapism, caused by coagulated blood in your blood vessels which results in a prolonged erection but not in a good way. Priapism can be extremely painful and can cause permanent damage to the erectile tissue.
With proper use however a cock ring is a safe and fun addition to your toy box!

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HeyHeidi Brings You; 6 Simple Ideas to Banish Boring Sex

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Lot’s of relationships go through ho-hum periods in the sex department.  Sex that used to be fun, exciting and crazy hot has now become boring, mundane and predictable.

If this is how you sometimes feel, you’re in a sex rut and it’s time to get the fuck out of it.

Here are 6 new way to be like J.T. and bring the sexy back!

1. MASTURBATE

Not only will masturbation amp up your “wanna do it” mojo, it’s also an amazing self-discovery tool.

 Experiment with your body. Try touching yourself in new ways. You’ll probably be surprised-  finding new spots that feel kinda awesome, different sensations and updated variations to what turns you onoh, that’s some pretty great shit right there.

Make a date with yourself and do some pleasure-based research.

Read about Heidi’s favorite sex toys to masturbate with.

2. COMMUNICATE

Talking about sex is healthy (and hot).

It lets you (and your partner) know a new thing or twenty about each of your likes/desires- and even the opposite – things that aren’t necessarily revving you up.

These conversations make for great foreplay.

Talking about sex, well, it’s just sexy. And. it gets the brain (your largest sex organ!) juices flowing!

3. CHANGE IT UP

If you’re able to do a play-by-play of how the sex goes just about every time you do it then it’s definitely time to switch it up!  

Mix up that boring “A-Z, touch me there, flip, rinse, repeat” sex.  Try a new position. Do it at a different time of the day.  Move away from the bed and into the laundry room (on the machine… on the spin cycle…!).

Variety is the spice of (your totally amazing sex) life!

4. BRING A LITTLE ROLE/FANTASY PLAY INTO THE MIX

We’re taking it back to #2 and communication (remember, YOUR BRAIN IS YOUR LARGEST SEX ORGAN)!  

Talk with your partner about your fantasies, what turns you both on. Add a little of those to your play and voila’! you’ve got some steamy role play action happenin’!  

Role/Fantasy play could be as mild as reliving a past sexy experience to as wild as…. well, as long as you both think it could be kinda hot, I say GO FOR IT!

5. INCORPORATE A SEX TOY

Despite popular belief, sex toys aren’t just for solo play.

Show them how you masturbate with your toy, let them explore your body with it, bring it to the main event…

Since about 75-ish +/- % of female bodies need some form of clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm, a vibe could be the perfect accompaniment on your quest for better sex!

My personal favorite is the We-Vibe Tango!

If I was ever stranded on an island and could only bring along one vibrator, the Tango, without a doubt, would be the one.  Read my review of the Tango here.

6. PLEASE GET THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR HEAD

This one’s such a biggy- When you cloud your brain with everything-but-the-present thoughts it’s pretty damn difficult to enjoy what’s happening right now.  

Of course the sex is boring.  You’re too busy thinking about everything EXCEPT all the good stuff that’s happening right in front of you that you could totally be enjoying!   

It might sound cliche’, but start being more mindful in the sack and you’ll have better sex.

Get creative, think outside the box, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!  Sex is healthy, it relieves stress, it brings partners together… IT’S JUST PLAIN GOOD!

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Penis Pumps, The Do’s and Don’ts the Why’s and How’s

Penis pumps (or vacuum constriction devices) can be found in just about every adult store across the country. But what do these contraptions even do? You might be surprised to learn their uses extend beyond more than simple penile enlargement, and despite their intimidating appearance are quite safe to use; once you know what you’re doing of course.

The penis is like any other muscle in the body, and just like your other muscles if you work it you’ll make it larger and, in most cases, stronger. Pumps are very commonly purchased for enlargement, using one regularly can increase girth and length, but you might not know that they can have other benefits like helping to combat ED (erectile dysfunction) by promoting blood flow to the penis.

Pipedream pump worx pistol grip

There are many different types of pumps, some have manual triggers or hand pumps, some have pressure gauges to indicate the pressure you are applying and some are even motorized. However we’d say the biggest difference to consider is between an air pump and a water pump. An air pump like the PIPEDREAM PUMPWORX PISTOL-GRIP PUMP is great for use in bed or on the couch while watching TV, it has an easy to read pressure gauge and a triggered hand pump for precision, but you do have to remember to make time to use them. Water pumps like the Bathmate HydroMax X30 can be used in the shower morning or night taking up no extra time out of your day, and fitting in with your routine (if you have one, no judgement). The use of the handy shoulder strap means you can use the HydroMax handsfree while you stand there contemplating life’s great mysteries under the running water.. we mean bathe, while you bathe efficiently wasting as little water as possible.

All good Pumps worth using should have 1 thing in common, a quick release valve, if your pump doesn’t have one of these then we recommend you stop using it right away and invest in a product that does!

So how do you use it? Here’s the short version.

  • Start by placing the pump over your penis and push it against your pelvis at the base, you want a nice firm seal.
  • Allow yourself 30 seconds to pretend you have a robo-penis while you get comfortable, this step isn’t mandatory but comes highly recommended. Machine gun penis is also fine.
  • Apply pressure using the trigger or hand pump that is supplied with the device. Pressure is created as air is pumped out of the chamber.

There are two proven methods with penis pump enlargement.

  • Method 1: Hold the pressure right at the edge of discomfort for the full pumping duration, adding just a little bit of pressure every so often throughout.
  • Method 2: Bring the pressure again right to the edge of discomfort, hold for 30 seconds to a minute and then release. Repeat for 10 – 20 mins.
  • Both methods are effective, but you may find results differ, it’s important to go with what feels right for you. This is the one time that we’re going to tell you to listen to your penis, it will tell you if you’re over doing it.
  • To help with maintaining an erection you can also try putting on a cock ring, some devices even come with their own bands. You’ll want one that is a little loose. We recommend putting one on before pumping, however it is possible to put one on after, but maybe use some lube to aid the process. Loosely place a rubber C-ring around the base of your penis shaft before inserting your penis into the pump. Then slowly increase the pressure using the trigger or hand pump. Once your penis is erect remove the pump. The ring should tighten around the base of your penis while you pump and help you hold the erection during intercourse or masturbation.

A word of caution for first timers.. never apply so much pressure that you feel discomfort or pain and try not to overuse your pump, just like working out at the gym if you go too hard too quickly you risk bruising, swelling and damage to your blood vessels… Google it at your own risk. Penis enlargement takes time and dedication, you will see better longer lasting results if you develop a routine of short sessions, 10 – 20 mins a day 5 – 7 times a week would be a good average.

The Bathmate x20 water based pump

If you’re using a pump prior to foreplay or intercourse, keep in mind that it may remove some of the spontaneity that usually comes with frisky encounters. While it may seem awkward at first, it’s worth talking to your partner about using a penis pump, especially if it’s for medical benefit.

While we’re thinking medically, pumps are quite often recommended by doctors for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), after Prostate surgery or for Sexual Anxiety. Sometimes getting an erection is the easy part, but for men with ED or anxiety it can be difficult maintaining that erection. In this case using a pump is a great long term treatment option and it’s considerably cheaper than most medications and implant surgeries. Long term use will promote healthy blood flow, a bit of extra confidence and in most cases stronger and more naturally occurring erections. The synchronous use of a cock ring is also strongly recommended as a medical aid to help the penis stay firm and upright.

If you develop a healthy routine your body and your penis will “learn” how to get and maintain an erection, and over time results will last longer. Results may vary depending on the person so try to keep a record and consult with your GP on your progress.

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