Of Penises and Stitches, Butcher It and You’ll Lose It

Of Penises and Stitches Blog

Or Penises and Scalpels. Butcher it and you’ll lose it. Hey men, in the bigger scheme of things size doesn’t matter that much. In today’s changed world (since February 2020), you have many more important things to worry about than obsessing over something that your genetics determined. You can’t change it. You can’t just electively make it bigger, thicker or prettier. Your penis is completely normal in length.

Whatever your reasoning is that brought you to seriously consider elective penis enlargement surgery, don’t visit the urologist or plastic surgeon first, your first opinion should be with a good mental health professional. If you still need a second opinion, make another appointment, but again, with yet a different mental health professional.

There are many serious studies in medical journals that confirm that most of the about 2 dozen surgical and non-surgical penis enhancement procedures are ineffective and risky, promoted and performed by unethical quacks that prey on insecurities that only exist in your own mind.

It’s highly likely that you will end up physically and mentally damaged. Overall treatment outcomes are poor, with low satisfaction rates and significant risk of major complications, including penile deformity, shortening (the opposite of what most men want), scarring, erectile dysfunction and death. Most of this procedures should be considered unethical. Almost nothing really justifies elective phallus work on most men.

There is however a less radical way to play and experiment safely while having healthy fun with your partner. Penis extensions and enhancer sleeves are a very popular and beloved sex toy. Let’s take a look.

Penis Sleeves

A penis sleeve or sheath is soft and elastic and simply slips over the erect penis slightly increasing length and girth. They can be smooth or textured with soft ridges or bumps providing enjoyment for both partners, like this OptiMale UltraSkin Penis Extender with Ball Strap. They can be clear in color or with more realistic feel materials, veiny and in different skin color tones. Some penis sleeves have a small vibrator on the base for clitoris stimulation and a soft scrotum strap that helps delay ejaculation and to keep the sleeve stable in place.

Penis Extensions

Penis extensions can increase girth and length, some of them to considerable sizes. These sexual aids are designed with a great selection of realistic textures and many are visually enticing. They are also designed with various use cases in mind; some are designed for erect penises and some are designed for flaccid penises aiding men that suffer ED or half way erection letdowns. In this case they have a semi-rigid or rigid shaft that is covered with soft silicone material like this Fantasy X-tensions Collection. The penis is inserted, regardless of if it’s flaccid, erect or semi-erect and the rigid shaft will aid in performing the penetration. Some extenders are open-ended to keep the sensitive tip of the penis exposed while still adding girth to the shaft.

Both penis sleeves and penis extensions are made of either soft rubber, latex, or silicone. Silicone is the recommended material since it’s body-safe, silky-soft, non-porous and hygienic. And it also very durable. Remember to always use a quality water-based personal lubricant with your sex toys. Lube increases sensation and extends the life of your precious sex aids.

No matter what kind of penis sleeve w(h)ets your whistle, they all do one main thing, penis sleeves slide over the penis and are used as a penetrative sex toy, enhance pleasure and satisfaction for both partners.

Happy Pleasure!

Louie

fet·ish: Imagine Being Deep Inside Someone’s Mind…

Fetish

… safe, consensual. Liking to wear high heels during sex can be a preference, but this crosses over into fetish when the person depends on the presence of heels to access arousal and reach orgasm.
Like with phone apps, if it exists, there’s probably a fetish for it, and as long as your fetish isn’t harming someone (non-consensually) or illegal, there’s no reason to feel concerned about the things that turn you on. Explore what turns you on! Let’s break down some of the most common fetishes, explain what they are, and how to explore them safely:

Bondage

  • Bondage is the act of consensually restraining or binding a partner. This can include using rope, straps, tape, cuffs, or other restraint systems that limit movement.
  • On the giving end, bondage can be visually stimulating and offer an opportunity to explore the power dynamics that come with subduing a partner.
  • On the receiving end, bondage can offer a unique somatic experience centered around the skin-sensation of the restraint as well as how the body feels subdued in a certain position. It also allows for release of control and responsibility, putting your partner in control.

Domination and Submission

  • Dom & Sub is part of a segment of BDSM (bondage, domination/discipline, sadism, and masochism), and is a form of exchange that involves either relinquishing control or exercising power over a partner.
  • It is essential to have an open discussion before engaging in any type of D/S play to establish full consent, a safe word and communicating needs, limits, desires and boundaries. It is understood that all activity and roles are to end once the safe word is spoken. This exchange also involves after-care, a time when the Dom shows specific care and support toward the Sub as they transition out of the scene and back into their everyday headspace.
  • In this relationship, a Sub would surrender control to their partner. That could mean allowing themselves to be bound and controlled during sex, being told what to do, or totally relying on the approval and instruction of their partner.
  • Contrarily, a Dom would accept control of their partner, which can be sexual, emotional, physical, financial, and more. For instance, a Dom may place a collar on the neck of their Sub, attach a leash and claim them as property. While it looks like the Dom has all the control, it’s the Sub who determines the dynamic, including its limits and edges, and it’s the Dom’s job to respect and enact them.

Pumping

  • Pumping is a fetish that revolves around the temporary enlargement of body parts, usually but not always genitals, using special pumping tools.
  • Pleasure can be derived from the sensitivity boost that pumping can offer, making nipples, clitorises, penises, and more feel extra sensitive to touch due to the increased blood flow.
  • Pleasure also can be derived from the enlarged and engorged appearance of the body part that’s been pumped.

Rubber / Latex / Leather

  • Those within this fetish community refer to themselves as “rubberists.”
  • This fetish can manifest in many forms. Some rubberists have an affinity of the smell of the material while others prefer the feel of bondage on their skin.
  • These fetish pieces range from full-body catsuits, harnesses or bondage gear, to gas or face masks and leather accessories like chokers or cock rings. Luckily for those inclined, there’s always a new way to wear these materials.

Sensory Deprivation

  • Sensory deprivation involves suppressing one of more of the senses with the intention of heightening arousal and/or playing with power dynamics.
  • Some people enjoy this because they find when one sense is limited, others are heightened. Others like the submissive quality that not having access to sight, speaking, hearing, or skin sensation offers.
  • This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, and there are many tools designed for effective sensory deprivation – including blindfolds, gags, hear plugs, and more.

Spanking & Impact Play

  • The spanking fetish offers a range of sensations for both the spanker and the “spankee” and typically offers a sexual thrill and pleasure associated with the pain often involved.
  • Everyone has a different threshold, so it’s important to communicate what intensity levels are at your limit.
  • Those doing the spanking revel in the physical movements and sounds of spanking a person, while engaging in an elevated level of domination and control over their partner.
  • There’s more to impact play than spanking of course – any form of impact that can be inflicted using a body part or a sex tool can fall under this category. That can include caning, stomping, poking, paddling, flogging, and more.

Littles – The Littles fetish involves a regression into childhood, which can be represented at varying degrees (e.g. wearing diapers, drinking from a baby bottle, sucking on a pacifier)

Water Sports – Water sports are sex activities involving urine.

Body Worship – Body worship is the practice of adulating a part of another person’s body.

Furries – Furries are a subculture of people who have a fascination with anthropomorphizing animals, and contrary to popular belief, being a furry is not an inherently sexual activity. Many furries enjoy this for its cosplay-like feel, an opportunity to take on a role that’s different from everyday life.

Voyeurism and exhibitionism – Voyeurism is receiving sexual gratification from watching a sexual act. Exhibitionism is receiving sexual gratification from being watched, photographed, or sharing photographs of themselves while performing a sexual act.

Swinging and Group Sex – Swinging is a lifestyle fetish that includes partner swapping. Specifically, a couple will switch partners with another couple to enjoy sexual fantasies with the new partners.

Body Piercing – Body piercing is the act of either temporarily or permanently piercing the flesh for the satisfaction and sensation of the needle. Piercings are sometimes placed in designs across the body or are used for suspension; other times, needles may be attached to a rope or vibrating toy for additional pleasure.

Sexual Role Play – Sexual role play is a self-explanatory fetish. This play entails living out a fantasy and assuming the roles of your fantasy scenario.

Cross Dressing – Cross dressing is a form of expression, involving a person intentionally dressing up in clothing and accessories typically associated with another gender. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities can enjoy cross-dressing – cross-dressing has nothing to do with being gay, straight, or transgender.

Foot Worship – Foot worship is a form of body worship and more common than you might think! This fetish includes feeling aroused from the odor of worn socks or shoes, or the taste of feet, to the appearance of feet in high heels or ornate footwear.

Happy Pleasure!

Louie

About Glass Toys, Everything You Need To Know

Glass Toys

The Benefits of Glass Dildos

When you see a glass dildo, you just can’t help but pick it up. Its weighty feel, gleaming clear shape and smooth, cool feel against your skin … they are simply irresistible. Glass dildos can also be made into an array of artistic designs with stimulating nubs, swirls, double-ended styles and more. The benefits of glass dildos are vast — but yet, a lot of people still don’t know that much about them.

The benefits of glass dildos go beyond aesthetic. In addition to looking beautiful, they can also be incredibly functional. Glass dildos can be shaped into the perfect G-spot massager or into different, exciting designs for anal play.

For all of these fun sexual activities, it’s important to play safe — which leads us to one of the most important benefits of glass toys: glass is extremely hygienic. You won’t have to worry about bacteria sneaking into any crevices of a glass toy because it is nonporous. And that’s just the beginning of the many benefits of glass dildos…

When approaching a new sex toy or sexual experience, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into; this guide will point you in the right direction towards intimate satisfaction, as well as give you some additional fun tidbits along the way.

How glass toys were invented

All through history, people have been exploring their sexual pleasure  — and this includes with use of objects (aka sex toys). There are historical accounts that suggest that glass dildos, which were hand-blown and hollow, were filled with warm water and used by Italian nuns in the 17th or 18th century — according to writings by playwrights at the time.

In 1893, a German chemist named Otto Schott invented pyrex glass — which today is widely used to make glass dildos. Similar to the Pyrex glass test tubes used in chemistry experience, Pyrexing borosilicate glass dildos ensures that they remain solid while they’re inside your warm body, and it makes it possible to use them for temperature play.

The safety of glass dildos

A lot of people often question the safety of glass toys, imagining the toy shattering inside of you or hurting you in some way. That misconception couldn’t be farther from the truth. Most glass toys are made from borosilicate glass, which is engineered to resist all kinds of thermal and chemical conditions.

Nevertheless, it is possible for glass to break if you drop it. If you notice any cracks or stresses, immediately stop using that glass dildo. It’s recommended that you not even take any chances with a glass dildo that has been dropped — even if there aren’t any noticeable cracks or damage.

As mentioned above, glass toys will never break while in (proper) use, and they also promote safety in other ways, such as by being hypoallergenic and highly hygienic.

Glass dildos can be cleaned using soap and warm water or a toy cleaner. They are also dishwasher-safe for your convenience.

How to use glass sex dildos

Glass pleasure products are available in a vast array of styles, including designs for internal stimulation, such as vaginal, G-spot or the anus. There are also designs that can be used for external stimulation of the clitoris, the perineum and all over the body.

No matter where your pleasure lies, the fun starts by properly lubricating the dildo — particularly if you’re going to be using it for internal stimulation. Because glass toys are nonporous, they are also compatible with any type of lubricant, so you can experiment with them all until you find one that gives you the experience that you desire.

To start playing with your glass dildo, you might try using the tip of the toy to start off with external stimulation on the clit or the perineum if you have a penis, or start by massaging the outer rim of the anus. Then, if you’re looking to explore the pleasure of internal stimulation, you can insert the toy into your vagina — or into the anus.

For anal play, glass dildos such as those from the Glas collection, have an easy-to-grip handle, and there is also a selection of glass anal toys and plugs with retrieval loops for easy removal. Also when exploring anal play, it is recommended that you use silicone-based lube so that its thick texture adds extra comfort for penetrating the backdoor.

How to experiment with temperature play

Glass dildos can be easily heated using hot water, or cooled by putting them in a fridge or on ice for a while. Temperature play stimulates the skin with the sensation of heat or cold while its smooth and slick texture glides across the skin for a truly unique experience.

There is much fun to be had with glass pleasure products and the benefits of glass dildos truly run the gamut from the way they feel to the touch, to how they’ll make you feel, plus the added benefits of being hygiene and body-safe are the icing on the cake.

Written by Louie A. Ramos

Anal Sex Do’s and Dont’s: A Complete Guide for Beginners

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When done correctly, anal sex can be incredibly pleasurable for many people. If this is your first time being on the giving or receiving end of anal sex, here are some practical tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable experience!

Lubricate! (Saliva doesn’t count!)

Lubricant is ESSENTIAL for safe and pleasurable anal sex. The anus is not a self-lubricating orifice (unlike the vagina) so use lube and keep the bottle nearby. You can’t use too much! The skin on and around the anus is delicate and very thin, which means it’s easy to scratch and tear, and lubricant helps assure a smooth glide while preventing friction and chafing.

  • Some lubricants marketed for anal sex have a desensitizing ingredient, meant to minimize discomfort during anal sex, but these kinds of products aren’t recommended for most people. Anal sex is not supposed to hurt and the sensation of pain or discomfort helps you know when to slow down or stop completely.
  • Silicone lubricant is popular for anal sex because it’s smooth and silky and doesn’t require lots of reapplication. If the thin viscosity of silicone doesn’t feel like enough cushion, however, there are thicker formulas (usually either water-based gel or a water/silicone hybrid) that might be better options – though they will likely require reapplication.!
  • When in doubt, especially when using with silicone sex toys or condoms, thicker water-based or hybrid formulas are a great go-to since they’re compatible with all materials and they typically feature bum-friendly ingredients!

Prepare!

Anal play takes some prep, especially on the receiving end, so it’s essential not only to be ready physically but also mentally – take time to build arousal before inserting anything inside.

  • It’s ideal to start small when exploring anal play – that means easing your way toward insertion. Analingus (rimming) or massaging the outside of the anus (using lubricant) is a great way to start, and when you feel ready, insert a finger first to practice receiving something inside. Latex or nitrile gloves are a great way to do this – protects fingernails and cuticles from coming in contact with sensitive skin and body fluids, plus makes clean-up a breeze! Or you can opt for a small butt plug approximately the size of a finger.
  • Some people prefer to cleanse their rectums before putting anything inside. Consider a laxative-free method, like a store-bought enema, or a reusable enema bulb you can fill with warm water. There also are special shower adaptors you can purchase to make backdoor cleansing quick and easy.
  • For anal fans of all experience levels, it’s essential to prep the anus with something small before inserting something larger, like a toy or penis. Insert a finger or an anal plug to warm up and get in the mood during foreplay – this will help stretch and relax the anus in anticipation of something larger coming along.

Relax!

The anus is a tight muscular sphincter that is not accustomed to stretching wide for long periods of time, so it’s essential for the anus (and the rest of the body) to be physically relaxed before penetration. This means spending time to arouse the body and get circulation flowing, as well as listening to your body.

  • Anal sex is meant to feel fun and pleasurable, so pay attention if your body tenses up or feels burning or stinging sensations – that’s your cue to take a break and check in to see if you need more lube, slower movement, or to stop completely and move on to something else.
  • Remember to breathe! This not only helps relax the mind and body, it also helps enhance sensation. Try deep inhales through the nose and steady exhales through the mouth – if you’re holding your breath (unintentionally) it might be a sign you’re not quite relaxed just yet.
  • If it’s an option, try having an orgasm before anal – it’ll flood your brain with happy-feeling hormones and help put your body in an incredibly relaxed state.

Communicate!

Engaging in active communication is the key to having a fun and highly desirable anal experience. Whether you’re guiding your partner or listening for their direction, staying aware and engaged with each other will make all the difference. Find your voice and feel the comfort of knowing there’s safety through communicating your needs and wants.

  • It’s natural to feel nervous when trying something new – especially something involving your butt! – so take the pressure off and feel your feelings. This is a great opportunity to talk to your partner about what’s coming up so you’re both on the same page.
  • When you’re on the receiving end, you are in control of speed, pressure, depth, and sensation, and if something doesn’t feel right, speak up. Your partner won’t know how it feels for you unless you say something – they want you to have a good experience just as much as you want that for them!
  • When you’re on the giving end, it’s important to check in with your partner. Should we speed up? Should we slow down? All these questions can easily be addressed with active communication, and it’s not all up to your partner to do the talking!
  • Remember: If it hurts too much, you’re doing it wrong.

Go Solo!

If you’re new to anal and feeling hesitant, try introducing it during masturbation! Start by exploring how it feels to have a finger near (not in!) the anus while playing with yourself. If it feels right, press on the anus and see how it reacts – you might find your butt open up a little, which is a sign it’s feeling ready for something inside.

  • Using lube, explore how it feels to have different size fingers in your butt. Start with the pinky and work your way up to your thumb. This is a great way to explore penetration without a partner and without needing to purchase a sex toy.
  • Once you feel comfortable with fingers, it might be a good idea to invest in a butt plug – some are available in multi-size kits to help you train up to a larger size. The bonus is you can use these with a partner once you feel ready. These sex toys are not just for solo fun!

Post-Anal Clean Up

We hear a lot about anal prep but not as much about post-anal processes, so here are some tips for after-anal fun

  • It’s normal for there to be body fluids (yes, including poop) outside the anus and on whatever was inserted into it, but keep in mind that butt bacteria doesn’t belong anywhere other than the butt – so sterilize any sex toys used, throw away any condoms or gloves, and do your best not to let contaminated objects or body parts come in contact with other surfaces (or orifices).
  • Be gentle! The rectal (and surrounding) muscles can be sore after play and it’s not uncommon for there to be micro-tears on the delicate skin. Wash the area with a gentle soap and warm water and avoid scrubbing – it’ll just irritate the area even more.
  • Some people like using moist towelettes or baby wipes for quick-and-easy wiping of lube residue or body fluids, but remember that these are not sterilizing tools and should not be reused once they’ve come in contact with the anus. And they don’t take the place of a shower or sterilizing a sex toy. If you’re experiencing some discomfort around the anus, try using medicated wipes made for hemorrhoids to soothe the area.
  • It’s also common to have a buildup of air in the rectum after deep penetration, so don’t stress if you find yourself feeling a little gassy. Don’t hold it in – let the air release on its own to reduce discomfort.
  • Keep an eye out for signs of damage or distress to the anus. A little bleeding is not uncommon after deep or prolonged penetration (there are lots of little capillaries close to the surface of the skin, so even little cuts or nicks can bleed). This kind of bleeding is minimal and stops quickly, so if you notice a lot of blood or that the bleeding persists, you may want to contact a health care provider for support. Comfort and safety should always be at the forefront of your anal exploration. Keep an open mind, prepare yourself, remember to relax, and most importantly enjoy yourself!

Happy Pleasure!

Written by Louie

Masturbators Rising!

Satisfyer Men Vibration Masturbator

In its most basic form, a masturbator is designed to combine fantasy, escape, imagination and the sensation of touch via a soft, pliable sleeve that a penis can be inserted into and stroked with. Most often designed as replicas of vulvas, as well as other orifices, masturbator designs have evolved to feature textured insides that are often artfully designed to be visually and touch exciting.

The gawky replica of a human body part made of dubious materials has long since been superseded by functional, safe and well-designed self-care items that are ergonomic and easy to hold. Some even look like a non-sexual shape futuristic space vessel, and many are designed to be durable, reusable, easy to clean, dry and store discreetly. They are less intimidating and more accessible — a huge benefit for those who have never tried, or are reluctant to use self-pleasure items. Discretion has been a continued advancement. Many strokers today can be hidden in the shower and are made to be mistaken for household items like a shampoo bottle, just in case someone was to come across it in passing.

The stigma surrounding masturbation continues to play a role in how pleasure products are designed and marketed. Sex education is the ultimate tool. One of our major goals here at algosexy.com is to eliminate the shame of masturbation products and sex in general by promoting the message of sex positivity on every product we sell. Although positive attitudes and social acceptance of sexuality and sex toys have been growing, masturbation remains a big taboo topic for many people. As such, trying out sex toys, let alone powered ones, still seems to be a big deal for many.

Most men are more likely to start with a manual stroker and progress to a powered or vibrating option. Manual strokers will get the job done, but automated toys have introduced consumers to innovative, ultra-realistic experiences through Bluetooth connectivity and immersive VR, and have made pleasure more accessible. On the other hand, traditional non-powered strokers are often more affordable and discreet, and their use may come more natural for some.

Manual solo stimulation without a toy is perhaps the most familiar to those with a penis. The hand, of course, has an ability to stimulate in a variety of ways including bilateral friction, long strokes, and squeezing, just to name a few.

In addition to introducing users to new ways to explore solo stimulation, automated masturbators can also be especially useful for those that struggle with manual stimulation, those with disabilities or other physical issues. It is worth noting that sex-tech will have the capacity to make masturbation more comfortable and accessible for people who struggled to do so before. For example, many men suffer from hand limitations relating to arthritis or long-term disability. Kiiroo’s automated products like the Keon can help relieve the pressure of a hand limitation during masturbation by automating the movements for the user.

Technology will accelerate the progression of male masturbation, male wellness, and male sexuality. Considering sexuality is already taboo in society, and some people who identify as men do not currently have a safe space or diverse conversation around sex toys, it is great that we are bringing this subject to the surface. Male sex-tech is about bringing male sex toys out of the closet or basement and into the mainstream. We need to start speaking about male sex toys more! If we continue to discuss the use of male sex toys in sex-positive contexts, then we will be able to learn more about the male body and pleasure. This can only be a good thing.”

Male sex toys have become more mainstream not just through advanced technology but also due to less raunchy marketing. The ‘de-pornification’ of male sex toy brands is helping a lot to facilitate appearances on popular websites. Plus, tt’s not about straight or gay, it’s about satisfaction. Many couples are now using male toys together, whereas before it may have been just be a guy using it by himself.

Satisfyer is aiming to give men different experiences with versatile designs like the Satisfyer Men Wand, which can even be used during fellatio to provide vibration to the shaft of the penis. It can also be used on other parts of the body like the perineal area or scrotum.

In todays day and age, with health and social ills rampant, and the mounting growing stress of daily life, it is a must for a man to be able to safely relief some of that tension with a pleasure accessory that can be realistic or non gender, manual or automated, there are plenty of options and more innovation coming to market every week.

A Sex Positive and Inclusive Culture is Better for Everyone

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It is never too late to learn more about sex! The more we talk about sexual health and wellness, the less taboo it becomes.

Most people are in fact having sex or want to, yet many people have never considered a sex toy or even solo sex. Consider why this is, and when you got your first sex toy. When was the first time you masturbated or even heard the word “orgasm?” Did your parents openly talk to you about pleasure, masturbation or your anatomy? In addition to the sex talk at home (or lack thereof), think back to health class in school. This is a big part as to why this industry is so important. Every community needs a reputable local adult store that’s focused on educating customers in sexual wellness.

Sex education in schools should be pleasure-focused and we should teach proper anatomy and terms, gender identity and sexual orientation. Assuming that everybody is heterosexual and identify as a man or woman is simply not the case. If none of this can be taught in school or by your parents or guardians where are we to learn it from? This is another reason why quality adult stores are so important.

So, what does it mean to be sex-positive? Most would agree that that it entails accepting all consensual expressions of sexuality, nudity and kink as healthy. It encourages sexual pleasure, informed consent and advocates sex education. Sex is not shameful, taboo or unhealthy in any way, and in this industry, we have taken long strides to change with the times and be more inclusive.

Online and physical adult stores can be educators and play a vital role in getting the proper information out in our communities. After being in the adult industry for over 20 years, we at Algosexy have noticed more and more people browsing our online store and our colleagues’ brick and mortar stores for the first time, and reaching out online with questions. Looking back to the ‘80s or ‘90s and even the early ‘2000s most adult stores were seedy, dirty or dark and hid adult movies and mags behind curtains. Most toys back then took batteries, were made of dubious materials and boasted raunchy packaging and product names. We have come a long way and will continue to evolve as we move forward. Customers shopping for toys today are doing their research, and in the case of physical stores, looking for a safe space to feel welcomed and accepted.

Customers are not just purchasing any random toy and leaving or checking out. They are interested in the material, how it will function and feel for their bodies. We are the sex educators that they never had in school; we can change people’s lives. Understanding our own sexuality and journey is the best way to share our knowledge with others.

An estimated 5.6 percent of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer according to a recent poll by Gallup, up from 4.5 percent in 2017 and we need to be able to service all these consumers. So how is this affecting our industry and products? There is a huge trend in shoppers seeking out more toys that are gender non-specific and that are versatile in their functions. We at algosexy.com, do our best to have products that represent this trend, meaning we should eventually refrain from gendering toys. Also, we should not assume someone’s gender, their sexual orientation or their relationship status. We should use gender-neutral packaging, banners, product images and wording to match so that we are being inclusive to everyone. Be sure to use proper terminology to not exclude anyone, because in reality a specific product can be universal to more than one gender. For example, the industry in general, have begun referring to “vagina owner” or “penis owner” instead of female or male. A lesbian does not want to purchase a product that has a picture of a male-and-female couple on the box, it just does not line up with who she is or is looking for. We need to be able to demonstrate to others that we are in fact inclusive.

Many of the manufactures we offer at AlgoSexy are using same-sex partners, all body types and all skin tones more than ever before. They have done an amazing job at being inclusive and many more are redoing their packaging and taking this into consideration for new product and marketing releases. CalExotics, We-Vibe and Vedo are among the companies doing an impressive job with being gender-neutral and inclusive on their packaging and marketing.