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Glass Dildo Basics For Sex Toy Beginners

50 Shades Glass DildoGlass dildos like the Fifty Shades of Grey Glass Massage Wand are the hidden gems of the sex toy world. These elegant glass sex toys bring a number of qualities to the bedroom that you don’t get with your typical jelly or silicone sex toys. What is so great about glass dildos you say? Where are the best places to get glass sex toys? And what is temperature play anyway? The Pleasure Collection is there to give you all the details you need on this beautiful sex toy.

Most sex toys these days are made from jelly, plastic, or silicone. These materials are inexpensive, easy to source, and can last a few years if taken care of properly. They are your basic mass produced sex toy, and great for those who are just beginning to create their sex toy collection. Once you’ve established what kind of dildos, butt plugs and other insertion toys you like, you should start to look for longer lasting toys, like those made from glass.

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Glass sex toys are durable (the ones from Touch of Glass have a lifetime warranty), hypoallergenic, and super easy to clean. Glass dildos are best for those who like a stiff toy – there’s no give with glass sex toys! While most glass sex toys are made for vaginal insertion, there are also glass butt plugs, glass ben wa balls, and even glass vibrators. Unlike many other types of sex toys, they can be used with either water based or silicone based lubricants. Glass dildos with flared bottoms can even be used in some O-ring based strapon harness sets.

Cleaning and caring for glass toys is very simple. Since they’re made from the same style of glass used for cookwear, they can be placed in the top wrack of your dishwasher for a complete clean and sterilization. If having your sex toys with your dishes isn’t too appealing of an idea, you can also wash them with warm soapy water, or a specially designed toy cleaner. Most glass sex toys come with a cloth sack to keep them in, and that’s how I store mine.

One great quality that glass sex toys have is that they can be heated up or cooled down for temperature play. Warming up or cooling glass dildos is a relatively simple process, and Fifty Shades Playroom has done a great job showing exactly how it’s done in their Temperature Play With A Glass Dildo post. (No, it’s not as simple as sticking it in the microwave or freezer!) Take the time to do it right for a new sensory play experience.

One thing to note about glass sex toys – there has been a serious flood of the market in the last few years with cheaper quality toys that are mass produced. These toys are made from lesser quality glass, and don’t have the hand-crafted attention to detail that other retailers have. Glass dildos are one of those sex toys that I tend to pay a bit more for from retailers I know have hand crafted and high quality products. After all, this is my vagina’s care we are talking about!

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Ben Wa Ball Basics for Beginners

50 Shades ben wa ballsThanks to Ana’s innocence and Christian’s Grey’s forward thinking, ben wa balls have become one of the most popular sex toys featured in the 50 Shades novels. Two innocent spheres, some with cords and some without, are inserted into the vagina for an intense sensory experience. But how do ben wa balls work? What makes the Fifty Shades ben wa balls different than your standard issue ones? And how do you get ben wa balls out if you are using the style without retrieval cords? The Pleasure Collection is here to answer your questions!

In a nutshell, ben wa balls (also known as love balls,pleasure balls and duotone balls) are a pair of spheres that are inserted into a woman’s vagina. For sexual stimulation, ben wa balls move around slightly, causing a woman’s inner muscles to contract around the balls. Some love the “full” feeling that ben wa balls can give, while others enjoy that slight feeling of movement. For a number of women, this is as much as they can handle. A few more adventurous women keep them in while having sex!

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Ben wa balls can also be used for exercising your more intimate areas. The pelvic floor muscles that ben wa balls stimulate inside the vagina are the same muscles that surround a penis during intercourse. Tightening these muscles through exercise can help create a tighter feeling. They also help with bladder control, as all these muscles are interconnected.

Before using your ben wa balls for the first time, it’s important to be sure that both the balls and your hands are thoroughly washed with soap and water. We also suggest you use the bathroom before you start your play session. Insert one ball at a time, using a bit of water based lubricant if you need the additional moisture. If you’ve ever inserted a non-applicator tampon, the process is quite the same. Once they are in, close your legs and tighten your body around the balls to set them in place. Most ladies start off by wearing their ben wa balls for only a few minutes at a time, increasing the duration as they become more used to them.

Most pleasure balls come in sets of two unconnected balls. These are the traditional style, but aren’t the preferred type for beginners. The 50 Shades ben wa balls are a slightly different style, with the two balls being connected by either a silicone shell or a retrieval cord. The 50 Shades love balls are as easy to remove as pulling out a tampon.

If you are using the unconnected love balls, there are two methods you can use to remove them. One is inserting a clean index and middle finger into your vagina, hooking them around the ball, and slowly pulling them out one at a time. Other women prefer to bear down with their PC muscles and push the balls out, similar to having a bowel movement. Most women use a combination of the two. Its important not to go into “panic mode” when trying to remove benwa balls. You can’t “lose” ben wa balls internally, as there is only one way in and out of that part of the anatomy. The more you relax, the further down the ben wa balls will descend, and the easier they will be to retrieve.

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So you’ve been looking at the Fifty Shades sex toys from Lovehoney, and you are really tempted to pick them up. But there’s one thing in the back of your head that makes you worry. “Shipping the 50 Shades sex toys all the way from the United Kingdom will cost me an arm and a leg!” Oh, how wrong you are!

When you order any of the Official Pleasure Collection Fifty Shades sex toys from Lovehoney – or any other item at – you get FREE shipping to most places Pleasure Collection readers come from! If you are in the United States, Australia, Germany, Canada or a number of other countries worldwide, you can get free standard shipping with your order.

Fifty Shades Sex Toys Free Delivery USAWant to see if you can get free delivery on the 50 Shades sex toys from Lovehoney? Head over to, and click the “Help” in the right hand corner. Select Delivery Information (or just click the link here), and you’ll get the menu above. Change the “Show Delivery Charges” dropdown menu to your country, and see if you’ll save!

**Shipping prices shown above were accurate as of March 18, 2013 and are subject to change. 


Great news for those who want to stock up on Fifty Shades sex toys and make the most of their money! Right now, Lovehoney is having a special offer when you purchase two or more 50 Shades sex toys – as in you’ll get a free Erotic Rocket 10 Function Vibrator with your order!

This little pocket vibrator has a retail value of £12.99 and is worth every penny – but even better when you can get it for free!

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It doesn’t matter which 50 Shades sex toys you pick up – as long as they are part of the Official Pleasure Collection, you’re eligible! The two-toy count also comes into play if you are picking up copies of the Fifty Shades novels (paperback or the new hardback versions), or the Fifty Shades of Grey Party Game or Expansion Pack. Lovehoney has a complete list of all the toys, games and books that are valid under this offer.

50 Shades vibrator The little black dress. The shiny red sports car. The classic vibrator. You can’t go wrong with the foundation pieces in a collection. For the Official Fifty Shades sex toys, the Fifty Shades of Grey ‘Charlie Tango’ Classic Vibrator is that piece.

Made from rigid plastic and powered by two AA batteries (sold separately), the 50 Shades vibrator is the perfect start to your sex toy collection. Unlike many basic vibrators, this Fifty Shades sex toy has multiple speeds so you can dial in what feels best for you. Latex and phthalate free, the 50 Shades vibrator is as easy to clean as it is to use. This vibrator can be used externally as well as internally, vaginally or anally. The softly sloping tip makes it a great tool for anal training, or just a quick tickle right where it counts.

Comparison Angel’s Sex Toys Lovehoney UK Sh! Women’s Store
Price $19.99 $33.60 / £21.99 $33.61 / £22.00
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Shipping Cost to USA  $7.00  FREE $19.84** 
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Total Cost to UK N/A £33.60  £22.00

*Using the 15% off coupon code PLEASEME
**Multiple items are shipped for a single shipping cost of £13.00
Prices, conversion rates and discount codes were accurate as of April 15, 2013 and are subject to change. 

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