A Beginner's Guide to Ropes and Restraints

I remember the first time my partner and I went shopping for rope at our local adult store. A kindly-looking woman my mother’s age showed us a fine selection of ropes, leathers, and tape and then, laughing, said, “That’ll make sure her cute ass can’t escape!”I could tell it was gonna be awesome....more

How To: Hands-Free Masturbation

Here’s a little known fact: when people say they’re living the dream, the dream is, of course, hands-free masturbation....more

Consumer Alert: Swiss Navy Lubricant Is Mislabeled

Like many others, when I see a glycerin-free label on the a product, I trust that information is correct.However, as I was all set to write a review for Swiss Navy Flavored Lubricant in Pina Colada flavor, I happened to glance at the listed ingredients, which do not appear on the Spicy Gear site....more

The Best Personal Lubricants For Sensitive Skin

Like many folks out there, I have sensitive skin. Whenever anyone buys me fancy smelling soaps or lotions, they always go into my guest bathroom or risk being unused. Nope, it’s coconut oil and hydrocortisone for this girl. Even certain smells or foods can set my skin aflame, making it itch.But I’m also a lubricant connoisseur. And over the years, I’ve come to discover what works for me best, and now I’d like to share that with those of you out there while also need a little more tender loving care when it comes to your skin....more

What's The Best Lube For...

Your First TimeWe get this question a lot, actually: what’s the best lube for my first time? Whether you mean your first time masturbating or your first time enjoying sex with a partner, the answer is pretty much the same. You’re going to need to learn about your body before you can make a commitment....more
Thanks for a great review of different lubes!  I invented Pre-Seed Isotonic lubricant over a ...more

A Brief History of Gay Pride Parades

Our great city of St. Petersburg, Fl is having its annual Pride Festival this weekend, and it got me thinking– exactly when was the very first gay pride parade in America, and where was it?Civil Rights...more

The Best Toys For Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction

Today’s post is for the dudes. Or for the those who have dude partners who are having trouble getting it up.Erectile dysfunction sucks. Not just because your partner can’t get it up, but it can also be a real mood and confidence killer....more
Great review on non-med choices for ED.  I also appreciated your mention of how ED can harm ...more

Making the Case for the Female Condom

The female condom is getting a lot of flak lately, and I don’t see what the problem is. I love this little nitrile doohickey more than I love a lot of things, such as accidental pregnancy or contracting STDs or STIs. There’s a reason that they are at the top of our list of Spiciest Condoms On the Market. ...more
Barbarahughes Great question! For typical use, it's even with the male condom at 88%. For ...more

Is It Safe To Share Your Toy?

Forget all those rules you learned in kindergarten. Sometimes, sharing isn’t the best option.Toys are awesome, and often, we want to share that awesomeness with our partners (check out our Spiciest Toys For Couples!) But there’s potentially some danger in sharing toys. A basic rule of thumb is this:...more

The Dangers of Douching

When John Mayer wrote, “Your Body Is A Wonderland,” what I’m sure he meant to say was that your vagina is a wonderland… of bacteria. I mean, we’re so very concerned these days with antibacterial soaps and hand-sanitizers, we don’t realize that we’re covered in bacteria. Constantly. And the best place for that bacteria to live is somewhere that’s wet and warm– like the vagina....more