Adult Toys – A Gift Guide!

It’s only natural for us to want to share the things we love, enjoy and go wild over with our friends and loved ones! Toys can put a spring in your step and a shine on your day… so why not share that spring an shine with a friend? Today we check out the who, what, where and when of adult toys as gifts.

Who Should I Give a Toy Gift to?

Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), there are some people that it just isn’t appropriate to give adult toys to! Your gift recipients could be:

Your boyfriend
Your girlfriend
A very close female friend (for girls)
A reasonably close friend as a group gift at hen’s parties, etc
Note that if you’re a girl buying for your boyfriend, it will be just as much of a gift for him to see you using a toy that you enjoy, as buying one specifically for him to use!

Which Toys Make Good Gifts?

Every toy might be fun to use, but not all make good gifts! Match your present to your audience with the following suggestions:

For boyfriends: Avoid anything that will make him feel insecure (penis pumps, cock rings, enormous oversized dildos, etc). Anal toys for him or you can be great buys to help you explore new frontiers together; remote control vibrators can also be fabulous fun for boys. If you want to buy something that’s technically for you, but he gets to enjoy the ‘benefits’ of, why not try lingerie, a Rabbit vibe or edible underwear.

For girlfriends: There are many, man toys out there, and a hundred different ways that you could expand the horizons of a previously vanilla-style girl. However, if you’re buying a toy as a surprise for your girlfriend, you should stick to what you already know she likes. If she hasn’t tried adult toys before, simple egg vibrators or dildos can help ease her into the idea. Alternatively, grab some lingerie for guys, a video on a topic you know she’s interested in, or a board game where sex is the prize!

For close female friends:Buy her something that she’d never get for herself – an extravagant vibrator/dildo combination, something to enjoy with her partner, or some luxurious lubes and lotions!

As hen’s party gifts: Though it seems a waste, not all the sex toy gifts given at hen’s parties will actually be used! Sometimes they are for laughs… and very effective at achieving that goal too. Grab something enormous and gaudily coloured, and watch the group explode with laughter.

When and Where Are Toys Appropriate Gifts?

For partners, the best place to actually give a toy gift is obviously the privacy of your own home! For close girlfriends, keep it private too – you might want to leave the box with her, so she doesn’t think you’re making a pass. That could be awkward.

Adult toys definitely no longer have to be something to be kept in the shadows – share the shine in your day and the spring in your step!

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How to Clean Your Adult Toys Properly

When you finish using your adult toys, you need to spend a few minutes cleaning your them to prevent germs clustering and multiplying. The last thing you want is a trip to the hospital because you have an infection from using a dirty vibrator. That one is kind of hard to explain to your relatives who want to know why you are in the hospital!

It is quite simple to take care of your ladies sex toys, especially your vibrator. If you purchase a waterproof vibrator, it is even easier. You can simply wash your vibrator in warm water. Give it a thorough cleansing in warm, soapy water. Always finish off the cleaning with a thorough wipe over using antibacterial wipes. However, if you do not have a waterproof vibrator, you still need to get your vibrator clean.

Take a tissue and wipe off the obvious places where lubricant, jelly, or your vaginal discharge can collect on your toy. You may need several tissues to clean it. Next, use a damp cloth to wipe over the toy. Make sure the cloth is not too damp or is not dripping wet, especially if your vibrator is not waterproof. You may want to dampen just a corner of a cloth and use the section next to that corner to wipe over your adult sex toy.

If you have a sex toy that has movable parts, or attachments you can disconnect, make sure you wipe the it in all the areas by moving the parts or disconnecting the attachments and wiping them separately. You do not want to miss cleaning any part of your ladies sex toy.

Finally, use antibacterial wipes to wipe over every part of your vibrator. The antibacterial wipes will remove any germs or bacteria on your vibrator that could grow if left in a warm place, such as a sock or underwear drawer.

Before you put your toy away for use next time, you need to make sure it is completely dry. Putting away a wet or even slightly moist sex toy will give any bacteria a perfect breeding environment, and this is just what you need to prevent.

When you store your sex toy, it is best to put it in a box or a plastic bag. This will prevent cross contamination and dust settling on the toy in your drawer. If you have an airtight container, that will be the best storage place for your adult sex toy.

Remember that you use your sex toys or ladies vibrators in the most intimate places in your body and you do not want to cause yourself an infection by using a dirty or dusty sex toy. Regular cleaning and good storage of your sex toy will prevent any disasters. You will have your vibrator ready to use whenever you need it.

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Buying Adult Toys Discreetly is Easier Than Ever

If you’ve never tried out adult toys or special lingerie before, chances are that you’re a bit reticent due to feeling awkward or embarrassed. This is perfectly natural; most women feel the same way. This phenomenon is largely behind the meteoric rise in popularity of adult party plans. Such get togethers are wonderful ways to dip your toe into the world of adult toys – without having to take the entire plunge.

Want To Give It A Try? Attend A Lingerie Party

Chances are, you know at least a few people who have attended a lingerie or adult toy party at one time or another. In fact, you may even already know somebody who attends them regularly. As popular as they have become, it’s certainly not difficult finding one to attend. Why have they become so popular, though? Mostly because they allow a group of women to hang out and socialise, while having the opportunity to check out different types of lingerie and sex toys. The party atmosphere of these events make them perfect for those who have never really experienced such things before.

Check Out The Merchandise In Person

If you’ve never tried out a sex toy or tried on sexy lingerie before, ordering such things online can be problematic. After all, you really don’t have much of an idea about what to expect “in real life.” At an adult toy party, though, you can see these items firsthand in order to gain a better feeling and understanding for what they are all about. Sitting amid a group of like-minded – and giggling – women can remove the awkwardness of the situation, allowing you to let loose and really familiarise yourself with such products.

Too Shy To Order Them In Person? No Problem!

As much fun as it may be to pass around various products during an adult toy or lingerie party, when it comes time to place an order some women draw the line and won’t do it. The embarrassment and reticence kick back in, and women end up leaving such parties empty-handed. If this sounds familiar, never fear: You can have your cake and eat it, too, by ordering the things that you liked the best online.

One of the most popular ways that many women obtain their sex toys and their lingerie is by attending parties, then ordering what they want upon returning home. This way, you don’t have to place an order with the hostess in front of all of your friends. Instead, you can get home, log on to a reputable website, and pick out precisely what you want without a single other person having to know about it. In a few days, your merchandise will arrive on your doorstep; discreet packaging will prevent others from having a clue about what’s inside the carton.

Expand Your Horizons Today!

It’s easy to see why lingerie and sex toys have become so popular these days. Such products can breathe new excitement and life into a floundering relationship, or can simple add a bit of spice to a strong one. The embarrassment of using such products can be mitigated by attending a fun party and by ordering what you need from the comfort of your own home. If you’re curious, there’s absolutely no reason not to try them out today.

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Why Adult Toy Parties Are Fun and Educational

So you might have heard about the adult toy parties but you haven’t been to one yet. You might even consider holding one yourself. The girls always love to get together and have a lot of fun when they have any type of gathering. But with Adult Toy Parties you can give your friends the opportunity to buy items they might be too embarrassed to shop for in person in a fun environment, and there is always something for everyone.

Adult Toy Parties are a Blast

Adult toy parties are so much fun. Rather than going out on the town you can go to your friend’s house to a party where you can learn about gifts and unique toys you might love to buy. Not only do women love to get together to have a party at home, there are so many reasons to hold a party like this.

It may be your best friend’s birthday, her hen’s night or perhaps you simply are looking for a reason for having a great night with your friends at home. Any time is a good time to hold adult toy parties.

Shop in the comfort and safety of your own home

When you hold adult toy parties there is always something for everyone. You might have some pretty wild friends and feel like you would be embarrassed to make a purchase. Although some of the toys might look interesting, they may be slightly too wild for your taste. Don’t worry; items you will find at these parties will vary from wild to mild so you can find something suitable to your taste and preference.

Many women are too embarrassed to purchase some of the toys they would absolutely love; others are even too embarrassed to visit an adult store. There is nothing wrong with it but the embarrassment is too much for them. By bringing in a consultant, you are creating a way for your friends to purchase their secretly desired toys without having to set a foot into an adult store. This is an excellent way to eliminate any embarrassment and buy toys that are fun.

When you bring in a consultant you’re also bringing in someone who is experienced and can give you the best possible advice in a safe environment. They can show you the correct operation of all the Adult Toys and can be assured your purchases will be best suited to your individual situation.

Here are 5 Reasons It’s a Great Idea to Hold and Adult Toy Party

1. It’s in the comfort of your home, so you don’t have to feel embarrassed

2. You can choose from a large selection of products, including Adult Toys and Lingerie

3. Your Products will be delivered right to your door after the event

4. You can benefit from the experience of a consultant

5. It’s fun to spend time with the girls, and have a few drinks at home

There are many reasons to hold an adult toy party and you can hold one at your home for any reason you want to. Your girlfriends will have a lot of fun and they will finally be able to make the purchases they want to without the embarrassment of visiting adult stores. This is one of the best ways to have a really fun night out – at home.

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Details on the Best Sex Toys

Sex toys are becoming increasingly popular with couples all over the world. The best part about the usage of these pleasure machines is that they are not restricted to any particular age group. Couples belonging to any generation can tease and please each other easily and effectively with the help of such toys. The fact that you are investing in a toy of this sort means that you are hoping to have a sex life that is better and more gratifying. To ensure this, the knowledge of best sex toys is absolutely essential.

There is no one universal adult toy, which can appeal to all the sexual requirements of all couples. The needs of different people are different and hence there is an extensive variety of such toys that are made available in the markets. However, the best sex toy is the one that is simple to use, easy to acquire and made of good quality materials. It is a myth that the more advanced the toy, the more is the level of satisfaction it provides. The vibrator is by far the most commonly used and most demanded sex toy because it is a very simple machine, which not only makes the person using it shiver with pleasure but also can be used by almost everyone.

There are innumerable varieties of vibrators available today, each of them designed for the diverse needs of people. For your toy to be the best adult toy, you must also ensure that it is made up of the finest quality material so that you do not end up with health hazards. Please remember, sex toys should be bought only from reputed sources where you can be sure of the quality. An attempt to save small sums of money by buying cheap products could cost you dearly in the long run. A sex toy, which is made of hypoallergenic materials, is the best option anyone can choose.

No matter how big or small, simple or complex, manual or mechanical, cheap or expensive, the main purpose of a sexual aids is to help both partners please each other in a way that they have never done before. Any toy that can serve this purpose can safely be termed as the best sexual aid toy. If you make it a point to buy a good quality adult toy, it is bound to make your sex life go from good to better to best in no time and help you connect better with your partner not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. All you need to do is conduct a little bit of research and choose amongst the sea of sex toys depending on your tastes and preferences. A good sex toy is the sure shot road to both your and your partner’s ecstasy.

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Understanding Laser Marking and Laser Etching Systems

Laser marking and laser etching are becoming more and more important in a growing number of industries. The basic reasons to laser marking or laser etch your products include:

o The mark is extremely durable, permanent and in most cases cannot be removed without destroying the product itself, this is true for laser marking, laser etching, or laser annealing.

o The laser marking process is accurate, 100% repeatable, fast, with very clear sharp results.

o The laser mark or laser etch can quickly and easily be changed without any machine change over, and, without replacing any tools. The changing of a laser marking or laser etch is a simple drag and click computer operation.

o The laser requires no consumables and no additional purchases of added materials or supplies. Therefore the operating and maintenance costs of owning and running the laser marking or laser etching system are virtually non existent.

Laser Basics

The word laser is an acronym for light amplification by simulated emission of radiation. The laser beam is formed in a sealed tube with an electrode set, laser gas, and electrical discharge. The beam is emitted into a telescope which expands the laser beam from a size of approximately 2mm as the beam exits the laser tube up to 7mm to 14 mm for most laser marking or laser etching operations. The expanded beam is directed into a laser head containing two mirrors located on high speed galvo motors. The laser beam is directed off the mirrors though a single element flat field lens to the product being laser marked or etched.

Typically the laser marking or laser etching fields created range in size from 65mm x 65mm [2.5" x 2.5"] at the smallest size to 356mm x 356mm [14.0" x14.0"] square at the largest. The next consideration is the laser beam spot size. This is the size of the focused laser light energy at the laser marking or laser etching point on the product and can vary from approximately 200 micron [micrometers] or .0078″ at the smallest to approximately 540 microns or .021″ for Co2 lasers. The laser beam spot size ranges from approximately 20 microns or .0007″ at the smallest to approximately 70 microns or .0027″ at the largest for Nd:YAG lasers. These small spot sizes and highly focused laser light energy create the detailed, clear, permanent marking that is typical of the laser marking or laser etching process.

Controlling Lasers and Laser Marking Options

Laser markers and laser etchers are controlled via software. Several variables need to be controlled:

1. Laser power as measured in watts

2. Frequency, meaning the pulse frequency of the laser beam

3. Inches per second, meaning the speed that the beam steering mirrors are moving

Determining the correct setting for the laser is the single most important and critical element in the success or failure of the laser marking process. Once the proper settings have been determined and demonstrated a 100% repeatable laser mark can be achieved.

Laser controller software is accessed via a PCI interface card. This sends the digital signals of the computer based marking or etching files to the motors and directs the laser beam to the product being laser marked or laser etched.

There are several different types of laser marking and laser etching and several different considerations in terms of visual results for the laser mark or laser etch.

1. Laser etching produces a visible etching or depression into the material. Laser etching replaces traditional process like mechanical press or pin scribing. Laser etching can be done with either a Co2 or YAG laser on virtually any material surface and to any depth from very light etching to very deep etching. For example, laser etching is used to engrave serial numbers into metal gun frames. Generally speaking with laser etching the material being laser etched is vaporized at the laser etching point due to the typically high power densities of the laser beam at the point of laser etching.

2. Laser marking produces a surface mark with very little engraving and very little disruption of the material surface. This is especially useful in certain industries such as discrete electric components, semi-conductor, electrical fuse, and ceramics where laser etching can actually damage part or change the conductive qualities of the part. Generally in order to produce the laser mark without deep engraving a high speed per inch setting for the galvo head is used.

3. Laser etching and laser marking generally do not produce any color changes and create a colorless impression. There are exceptions as certain plastics will sometimes react to and change color under either Co2 or YAG laser light. Also, in some cases, additives can be incorporate into the materials being laser marked or laser etched in order to produce a color change. Another exception occurs when the wavelength of either the Co2 or YAG laser is changed from those typically used in laser etching and laser marking. This can produce a color change after laser etching on some materials.

4. Laser annealing is another popular form of laser marking. This type of laser marking is generally undertaken with a YAG laser on metal surfaces using lower power, high frequency and slow writing speeds to produce heat on the surface of the product. Laser annealing can be used to replace electro chemical etching and ink marking as the laser annealing process creates a black mark with no etching. Care must be used, as the heat generated can cause iron in some metals to be pulled to the surface, and rust can result if the parts are subjected to sterilization after laser annealing. This can be an especially difficult issue for medical devices

5. Laser ablation is also a popular use for laser marking systems. In this case the laser is used to remove a layer of paint, anodized or some other material covering the surface of the part. For example this process is used to create bear metal contact points on a painted part, to allow battery connection as in cell phones, or to remove paint for identification of parts and manufacturer details.

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High Power Laser Pointer & Portable Laser Applications

“A solution looking for a problem” – Charles H. Townes on the application of lasers.

Since lasers were developed, they have had numerous applications in a number of diverse fields. Listed here are just some of the application for high power laser pointers and portable lasers.

Astronomy

With a brilliant beam stretching for miles into the night sky, high power green and red laser pointers are excellent tools for astronomy. Easy and quick identification and pin pointing stars and other celestial bodies. No need for difficulties, frustration or wasted time pointing with your finger or trying to explain. A laser pointer can be used to identify and pinpoint any object in just a few seconds.

High power portable lasers can also be mounted on telescopes as a visual indicator of where the telescope is pointing. Portable laser is also ideal for mounting on GOTO mounts/telescopes to help direct other people with telescopes and binoculars to an object. With no duty cycle, an on/off switch and very durable construction, a portable laser can be both conveniently and easily mounted on almost any make of telescope and used by hand.

Red light is scattered less by the atmosphere than green light because red light has a longer wave length making green lasers more visible and suitable for astronomy. The light from green lasers also has the advantage of being the wavelength that our eyes are most sensitive to.

Most cheap low powered laser pointers are not effective to be used in astronomy. The beam from these lasers is too weak and easily obscured by ambient light, smog and fog. The beams from high power laser pointers will easily be visible at night in the worst of conditions with the higher powered models even being visible during the day. Perfect for dawn and dusk astronomy.

Photography

Lasers are visually stunning and are used to create very impressive and dynamic photographs. When a camera is used on extended exposure, a high power laser pointer can be used to draw, make pictures and create marvelous visual effects. The proliferation of laser photographs online is a testament to the popularity of lasers and photography.

Lasers and photography is not just limited to lasers pointers and hobbyists. Specialist lasers with short powerful pulses make high speed photography with exposure time of several trillionth of a second possible.

Aiming devices

As a sports person out for some target practice or a soldier on the battlefield, high power laser pointers can help you improve your aim and accuracy. With a range well in excess of 10 miles at night, laser pointers will give you the ability to line up any target in visual range. Even in broad daylight, the green laser dot will be a visible aiming point that can greatly improve accuracy.

Construction/Alignment

On construction and building sites, high power laser pointers and portable lasers are ideal for engineers and site mangers to point out details and features. The laser beam dot is clearly visible in all conditions allowing the quick and efficient identification of features on a site. Effectively saving money through the reduction of wasted time and minimizing errors.

Laser pointers are also used for aligning objects over long distances. High power laser pointers are commonly used by both road construction crews and ground keepers at major sporting venues, world wide.

Avian dispersal

Farmers, airport ground controllers, pet owners and naturalists all use portable lasers as a non lethal method of avian dispersal. Lasers have been instrumental in the reduction of bird strike rates and in effective avian predator management for a number of protected bird species.

Both laser pointers and portable lasers are used by farmers from various countries to supplement their avian dispersal programs. By using our lasers, farmers have been able greatly reduce their cost (rifle or ammunition costs) with zero impact on wildlife and still adhere to local laws for wildlife protection.

Laser shows & entertainment

No rave or dance venue now is complete with out a laser show. The same can be said for any major out door event with the Asian games, Commonwealth games, Afro-Asian games and Olympic games being classic examples.

Both high power laser pointers and portable lasers can also be used with basic optics to create similar light shows on a smaller scale. The shows you can do with lasers range in complexity from a simple star diffraction grating to a more elaborate set ups with galvanometers and dichroic mirrors.

Medical

Lasers in medicine have a wide range of applications range from vision correction and surgery to wound cauterization and the acceleration of soft tissue healing. In brief, the lasers used in are divided into two categories, high power green lasers (3000mW to 10000mW) and low power red and infrared lasers (1mW to 500mW).

High powered lasers are used to cut through tissue and seal/cauterize wounds where as low level lasers are used to treat injuries and promote healing. Though not designed medical use and not to be used with out medical approval, high power laser pointers and portable lasers and infrared laser pointers do in both theory and practice have medical applications.

Non lethal deterrent

Laser pointers and portable lasers are now commonly used by law enforcement agencies and armed forces around the world as a highly effective method of non lethal deterrent. The beam from these lasers can temporarily overwhelm a hostiles visual senses and cause severe disorientation, effectively neutralizing them without resulting in permanent eye damage or the use of force.

Military applications for laser pointers range from painting targets and directing troop movements to warning potential hostiles. Portable lasers are also used by the military to how to warn/deter suspicious or aggressively driven vehicles that approach checkpoints or convoy operations with out using potentially lethal force.

High power laser pointer has been used by a number of coalition force members in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Being durable, field portable and with a beam that can span the largest battlefield, well built high power laser pointers are ideal for the role of non lethal deterrent.

Experiments

Lasers can provide you with hours of fun conducting experiments that provide insights into light, optics, electronics, energy and lots more. Much more beneficial and enjoyable a boring class room or stale text book.

Experiments can range in complexity from some as simple as popping a balloon (heat conduction and reflectivity) to as complicated as bending light (wave propagation).

Camping/Hiking

Laser pointers and portable lasers are great aids for camping and hiking. There is nothing worse than being stuck out in the middle of the bush during the wind and rain and with wet matches and not being able to light a fire. High powered lasers are great for lighting fires. Lasers with a beam that is visible for miles can also be used to signal for help in the event that you are lost or need aid.

Lasers can also provide adequate illumination at night that unlike a normal torch, will not ruin your night vision. High power laser pointer are so light and small, you can hike with them in your pockets and not even notice the weight. The larger laser portable lasers weigh the same as a small flashlight and can easily fit in your back pack. It’s also strong enough to survive the heaviest pounding and roughest trail.

Having Fun

There is nothing like having the coolest high tech gadget with a lethal sky spanning beam to impress your friends. Just imagine the look on their faces when you start popping balloons and lighting matches. Not to mention the attention you’ll get when you use your laser outside at night projecting a bright green/red/blue light that goes for miles. High power laser pointers and portable lasers are definitely not toys but they are a lot of fun.

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How to Use Instagram to Market a Real Estate Listing

Instagram’s simple platform and focus on photos makes it the perfect app for real estate agents to share their listings. However, agents who aren’t familiar with the platform may not know what kinds of pictures to post. Simply posting a photo of your listing with the address and a description isn’t going to get much attention. You need to create a story around the listing and share multiple photos to tell that story.

The easiest way to start “Instagramming” your listings is to use Instagram during an open house. Below are 7 different pictures you can take to create and share your open house story.

Start with a selfie

A “selfie” is a photo that you take of yourself. Take a selfie in your car, in front of the sign or by the front door. Caption it with something like “Excited to host an open house at 12345 Main Street.”

Your favorite room

Take a photo of your favorite room in the house. In the caption, get your followers to imagine life in that room. For example, if your favorite room is the bathroom with the huge soaking tub, say something like “Can you imagine coming home from a hard day’s work and getting to soak in this tub? Glorious!”

Your favorite outdoor feature

Photograph your favorite outside space. Again, get your followers to imagine themselves living there. “Check out this built in BBQ. Would you love to host summer BBQs at this home?”

Give a shoutout to other agents

A shoutout is a social media referral. If a real estate agent you know comes by the house with clients, snap a picture with them and give them a shoutout in the caption (be sure to use their Instagram handle if they have one.) Your caption could read something like this “Look who stopped by my open house today! Thanks for bringing your buyers @realestateagent.”

Share your “to-do list.”

Write or type a list of things you need to do to prepare for the open house then post a picture. This gives people an idea of the services you provide when hosting an open house. You can also share the owners to do list to educate people on how they should prepare for an open house.

Tools of the Trade

Do you always bring a specific water bottle to open houses? Do you often bake cookies or bring a vase of flowers? Lay out your items and snap a photo. The caption can read something like “Here’s my open house survival kit!”

Get the owners in on the fun

If the homeowners are around, take a photo with them. Tag them and ask them to share the photo on their Instagram and to tag you!

Instagram is easy to use and the perfect platform for real estate agents who are unfamiliar with social media but want to use it to market their listings. With a few clicks of your smartphone camera and some witty captions, you’re next buyer could be one of your Instagram followers.

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