Rouge: A Finer Level of Kink

Rouge Garments "H" Style Flogger in black leather

Rouge Garments "H" Style Flogger in black leather

We're pleased to announce the addition of Rouge Garments leather cuffs, collars and floggers to our growing selection of BDSM products.

Rouge Garments is a U.K. based manufacturer of high-quality bondage, leather and fetish gear. Rouge cuffs, collars, floggers and harnesses are hand stitched and assembled using fine grade leathers sourced from master tanneries. Crafted to luxury standards of beauty and durability, a piece of Rouge hardware is the perfect addition (or start) to any serious kinkster’s collection.

Why Rabbits Rule

The "rabbit" vibrator: a thirty year old design that's still hard to beat.

This rabbit is cute, easy going and very good at his job.

This rabbit is cute, easy going and very good at his job.

Sex toy designs have exploded in variety and novelty since the original rabbit's debut in Japan in 1984, but the rabbit (and it's countless variations) still remain the most popular vibrator design ever. Anna Lynn from takes a look at 5 reasons for the rabbit design's remarkable success.

1. They’re Double the Fun
OK, folks, here’s a little lesson on female anatomy: There are two, count 'em two, truly explosive female hot spots: the clitoris and the G-spot. Rabbit vibes can stimulate both at the same time. At the very least, a rabbit vibe will provide penetration, which many women enjoy, along with clitoral stimulation. There are clitoral vibrators and penetrative vibrators. Then there are rabbits. When you buy a rabbit, it’s a bit like getting two for one.

2. They’re Beginner Friendly
When rabbit vibes first appeared on the scene, one of the really appealing things about them for many people is that they looked, cute and cuddly and came in pastel colors. At the time, most of the other sex toys available were, well, dongs. Big, veiny dongs. We’ve got nothing against them, but they aren’t for everyone. Plus, they sort of imply that a sex toy is a replacement penis or, in other words, a replacement for sex with a real, live person. Which it isn’t, rabbit or not. In terms of vibrators, rabbits tend to be easy to use, they tend to have a good range of vibration settings and you can get one relatively inexpensively. If you’re just getting started with dual stimulation, a rabbit’s the classic pick. If you find that penetration isn’t your thing, you can even flip the vibe around and use the rabbit ears as a clitoral stimulator.

3. Rabbit Ears!
Speaking of rabbit ears, they aren’t just cute (although they are pretty cute), they’re designed to stimulate either side of the clitoris. That’s an important point for many users. The clitoris itself can be pretty touchy - very touchy for some. Introducing vibration indirectly from both sides can be more pleasurable than direct stimulation, and helps spread those vibrations around the vulva, something many vibrators don’t do. For those who like more direct clitoral pressure, there are many newer rabbit-style vibrators (like the LELO Ina) that provide that too. (Discover some amazing facts about female anatomy in Holy Clit, Batman! 9 Amazing Facts About the Clitoris.)

4. Options, Buttons and Doo Dads Galore
Because rabbit vibrators are so recognizable and so popular, they come with all kinds of features. That means plenty of options to suit your individual anatomy and preferences. Rabbits tends to come in three main shapes: phallic, G-spot and modern. The phallic shape is the more traditional rabbit most people are familiar with, while the G-spot shape offers more of a curve for better G-spot stimulation. More modern versions of the rabbit are more ergonomically designed and tend to replace the traditional rabbit ears with a single, pinpoint stimulator. Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s preferences are different. Rabbit vibrators offer enough choices to please just about everyone.

5. It’s a Riot
Rabbit vibrators don’t take themselves too seriously. They’re bright and they’re silly, and some even have features like rotating shafts and multicolored beads. Add that little rabbit bowing reverently with its quivering ears and it’s hard to know whether to orgasm ... or giggle. And while the more modern "rabbit-style" vibrators have taken their figures more seriously, there’s something to be said for the old-fashioned rabbit. After all, isn’t getting off supposed to be fun?

From "5 Reasons Why Rabbit Vibrators Are Still Popular" by Anna Lynn

Sexy Seams

A classic look that should be part of every lingerie drawer back-seams evoke a time when stockings and pantyhose were more of a feminine staple than fashion statement — and leg worship was in it's golden-age.

Heel and back-seam hosiery features folded over, reinforced toes, footbeds and heels that meet at seams just above the ankle. There are several variations on the heel style, but the two most common are the Cuban (which squares off at the seam) and the French or "point heel" (which tapers into the seam). Both the Cuban and French heel are available in contrasting and tone-on-tone styles in a variety of colors. Contrasting seams that mimic the look of vintage "fully fashioned" knit stockings visually lengthen the leg and invite the eye to travel up. Subtler combinations are more appropriate for casual wear. 

Expert tip: when seamed stockings are paired with garter belts, the back-seam should be lined up with, and visually carried through by, the garter, traveling up onto the curve of the derrière.

Sexiest Things About Sex

Sex is sexy right? But why?

Paris Lees from Vice magazine responded to a list of 21 unsexy things about sex (that included jaw lock and wet spots) with a list of hilarious (and sometimes touching) counterpoints. A few of our favorites include:

#2 Socks. When your trusted fuck-buddy stuffs socks inside your mouth and ties your hands behind your back while ramming you like a champ. You people all do that, right?

#6 When you can tell your lover is really into it. When they groan. And it’s genuine. When a guy looks like all his birthdays came at once because he’s here, with you, Paris “Yes it’s really me, and yes I really am like this in real life” Lees, and cumming like a Roman candle.

#11 Watching yourself be a bad girl in the mirror. I really feel like a spit roast is wasted if the person in the middle doesn’t get to see how it looks, ’cause it looks fucking horny.

#14 Looking into someone’s eyes as they cum and watching their pupils dilate. It’s really beautiful.

Read the full list "THE 21 SEXIEST THINGS ABOUT SEX" by Paris Lees on

DIY Brief Harness

Do try this at home: a brief style strap-on harness anyone can make.

Strapped for cash? You can do this!

Strapped for cash? You can do this!

Though it's not exactly the same as what you'll get from a store, this idea for a DIY full brief harness is a pretty nifty way to strap-on on a budget. All you need is a snug fitting pair of briefs, a rubber o-ring, and some basic sewing supplies. Add an o-ring compatible dong and you're ready to rock! Could there be a cooler rainy day craft project? We think not.

Illustrator Isabella Rotman explains the process in a beautiful comic on Oh Joy Sex Toy: