Are Silicone Pipes Safe?

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Water pipes have been made out of tons of different materials. They have been crafted from glass and ceramic, bone and horn, wood and stone. Coming in all shapes and sizes, there are thousands of designs to choose from when it comes to picking a piece. The biggest flaw with most of these materials, however, is that they are brittle and if dropped, can shatter in to pieces. In more recent years, a new type of smoking device has appeared on the scene; pipes made out of silicone.

Now, smoking a silicone piece might sound a bit scary to some. Rightfully so, as silicone can be dangerous if it is a low quality. It is important to make sure that the silicone you’re planning on using is safe for humans to use. Knowing what BPA or other chemicals are used to make the piece are important, as well as knowing what temperatures the piece can handle safely. Additionally, knowing where the product is made is a good sign to tell you whether or not the piece you’re about to buy is safe to use.

When purchasing silicone pieces, it’s very important to do your research. Whether you’re buying online or going in to a shop, it’s a good idea to get some information on the types of silicone pipes are available. There are many different manufacturers, not all of which are concerned with the safety of their customers. Reading reviews of the products can definitely help as well, knowing other people’s opinions can be very useful. And while silicone pieces are typically pretty inexpensive, remember that you want to look for good quality and especially with this

porous material, you want the best. It’s worth spending a bit extra to be sure that your lungs won’t be coated in dangerous chemicals.

Be sure that you know where the piece came from, as mentioned before, as pieces from China or other places overseas don’t have as strict of regulations when it comes to making these products. The pieces could potentially be made with silicone that is dangerous to humans. Keep yourself on the safe side by buying American made silicone to ensure that you’re keeping yourself safe.

Something else to keep in mind is looking for something that is dishwasher safe! Silicone can be hard to keep clean because it is so porous but having one that’s dishwasher safe is great! It makes cleaning it a breeze and the heat from the dishwasher will eliminate any bacteria build up. The process will also leave your piece smelling like it just left the shop. Do NOT clean your silicone piece with rubbing alcohol, as it can cause the silicone to swell and weaken the structure of the piece overall. Using hot water and regular old dish soap works great if you don’t have access to a dishwasher.

Silicone is great for active people on the go. It’s compact, easy to carry, and the best part is that you won’t break it if it falls out of your backpack and goes tumbling down

the side of Mount Washington. Most of the pieces can be run over with a car and it won’t even show. Silicone is highly recommended for those who spend most of their time in the great outdoors or just people who tend to be a bit clumsy with their glass. Just be sure that you’re purchasing a safe, non-toxic, well made piece to enjoy. Here at Manchester Adult Lifestyles, we have a huge selection of high grade silicone that we would love to show you! Stop in and see us!

Toxic Vs Non Toxic Sex Toys; What To Watch For

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We know that buying a sex toy can be overwhelming but it’s not the best idea to just run in to an adult shop, pick up the first toy you  see, and run out without actually studying the item that you’re purchasing. It’s important to be sure that the materials your new toy is made out of are appropriate for your body and aren’t going to be a breeding ground for mold or bacteria to build up. Unfortunately, buying new toys can be a bit confusing, especially when you’re unsure of the difference between the labeling of “body safe” vs “non-toxic” on sex toys.

Toxic is the containment of poisonous substances in a toy. While the chances of your sex toy murdering you are fairly low, these materials can cause adverse effects that are definitely unpleasant and can have a negative effect on

the body. The most apparent toxic substance in sex toys is phthalates but it is thankfully on the decline. Using toys containing these toxic substances aren’t going to hurt you with one or two uses but it’s better to be safe than sorry and avoid these things all together. Be sure to make sure that your toy states that it’s free of phthalates. Heavy metals can also be contained in sex toys but is much less common.

Non toxic is a term used for materials that are porous but are unlikely to contain anything harmful.”Flesh” like toys tend to fall in to this category such as the Fleshlights. TPE/TRP labeled toys also fall under the non toxic umbrella. However, it’s important to note that PVC could also fall in to this bracket but should always be researched to be sure that the brand has not failed lab tests for certain chemicals. Since non toxic toys are made of porous materials, they will eventually need to be replaced as they form a breeding ground for bacteria that cannot be cleaned. The pores hold bacteria and germs and with those colonies, the material will degrade over time. If you notice that your toy is sweating an oily substance or changing color, immediately dispose of it. Be aware that these toys can sometimes cause vaginal infections in some people.

So what’s the best option? Stick to toys that are non porous if you’re worried that cleaning won’t be enough. Good ideas for toys in this case are surgical grade stainless steel, titanium, glass, and wood that has been sealed with food grade sealant that won’t be able to wash away. Be sure to clean all toys with cleaner and make sure to store them in the proper place. Do your research before buying anything and never, ever rush yourself when picking up a new toy.

If you have questions, feel free to stop in and see us that Manchester Adult Lifestyles and our friendly staff will be able to help you out with whatever you need!

 

Here’s The Deal On Suction Vibrators

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As the years go by, technology changes and people are coming up with all sorts of new ways to get themselves excited. Sex toys are much different now than they used to be in years passed. The newest interesting sex toy to grace the market is the style of suction vibrators. I’m sure you’re familiar with the traditional vibrator… It’s pretty self explanatory. But these new toys take orgasms to a whole new level with the settings that they offer. Instead of vibrating on the clitoris, it uses a suction feature on the visible part of the clitoris instead. The reviews on this style of vibrator are incredibly positive, with some customers even saying that these toys give them the best orgasms that they’ve ever had. So of course, with such rave reviews, we not only had to bring them in to the shop for you all to buy but we wanted to go over just why these are so awesome.

This style of vibrator has been around for a decent stretch of time but many people weren’t aware of it until the last three or so years. Prior to the spike in popularity, suction vibrators were basically labeled as a “kink” or “fetish” toy, much like cock pumps and pussy pumps. Working on the same principles as the pumps, the suction vibrator draws blood to the clitoris, which stimulates arousal. This is turn gives the user more intense, longer lasting orgasms. Scientists have actually studied these toys to the point where they feel confident that suction vibrators could be an extreme benefit for those who suffer from sexual dysfunction. Basically, even science says these vibrators are awesome.

The biggest benefit to the suction vibrators is that they are perfect for those who have a tough time achieving an orgasm. Since everyone is different and requires different levels of stimulation, suction vibrators provide next level orgasms that are sure to be satisfying to even the strongest willed person. With the settings being so varied, many customers say that they orgasm in less than thirty seconds, making these toys ideal for basically anyone. You can change settings too, so if one day you’re feeling crazy, your vibrator can reflect that and if on another day, you’re not so into it, you can lower the settings.

This style of vibrator is absolutely one that you should look in to purchasing. Whether you’re having trouble finding something strong enough to send you over the edge or you just want to try something new, give a suction vibrator a trial run and see how you like it! We have many in stock here at MALS so either check out our online store or come in and see us!

Pride Month At MALS

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The world has been very turbulent lately, with many different acts of aggression happening all around the globe. It’s sad how we as humans can’t accept each other for who we are ,especially in the year 2019. But things are slowly progressing, the hate is dwindling, and those that are part of/supportive of the LGBTTQQIAAP community are pushing for equality and acceptance in society. Even though there are still obstacles to face, communities are banding together to make sure everyone feels safe, regardless of what they identify as. At Manchester Adult Lifestyles, we are accepting of everyone and aim to make a comfortable atmosphere for all of our customers.

Pride Month is the celebration in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. The police in Manhattan raided a gay club and riots and other demonstrations by the gay community followed. For six days, the turmoil lasted. Pride Month is a way of commemorating those events. The Stonewall Uprising was a huge turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. While starting with a pride day on the last Sunday of June, the celebration of the community blossomed to an entire month. Picnics, workshops, concerts, and parades are some of the ways that Pride Month celebrates. There are also memorials held for those who have been lost to hate crimes as well as HIV/AIDS. Overall, Pride Month is to bring members of the gay community in to the spotlight for their contributions to history.

Manchester Adult Lifestyles offers a quiet, comfortable place for all customers to visit and have a good experience. We welcome people from all walks of life and will do our best to ensure that you get the exact item that you’re after. There are no silly questions here, as our employees do their best to answer anything you might be wondering! Please give us a call or stop by and see us and we will gladly help you out with whatever you may need!

Happy Pride Month!

Your First Sex Toy

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Buying a sex toy for the first time can be a harrowing experience. You’ve never done this before an maybe you’ve never even been in adult shop. From what you know, they might be a little scary, even seedy. Online shopping is an option but a lot of people like to see what they’re buying before they buy it, especially when it comes to sex toys. Continue reading

Explore This Valentine’s Day At MALS

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Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. It can be a stressful holiday for some but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you have someone to spoil or you’re spoiling yourself, Manchester Adult Lifestyles can help you make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. It’s important to treat yourself (or your partner) right! We have toys for all sorts of people here and you’re sure to find something that you’ll enjoy using! While many people still think Valentine’s Day comes with some sort of expectation of what you should be doing, we disagree and think that this day should be reserved for not just flowers and roses but for vibrators and butt plugs too!

Sexual kinks are still very much hidden behind closed doors these days. Although many people are coming forward, unashamed of their desires, there are still just as many that look down at the floor when asked what their favorite playtime activity is. It shouldn’t be this way. We should be able to openly discuss and talk about our sexual endeavors, without the worry of being judged. So if you’re worried about being judged for what you like, come to MALS where we can help you not only be comfortable with what you like but we can assist you in finding a toy that you love! Our selection of toys, lubricants, lingerie, and so much more is bound to produce something you (and your partner if you’re having one join you) absolutely love.

If you are spending this year without a partner, don’t fret. We have so many toys that are made for the single person, you honestly won’t be able to pick one without help from our staff. From vibrators to an actual Real Doll, we have at least one item that you’ll end up taking home. There’s no reason that you shouldn’t get some love on Valentine’s Day and self love in honestly the best kind of love you can get. As the saying goes, you can’t receive love until you give it to yourself! If you’re interested in exploring this idea, definitely stop by our store so we can introduce you to some amazing stuff.

In a relationship? No matter what kind of dynamic you have going on, we have toys for couples, triples, whatever you need! Not only do we have toys and sexy outfits, we have a decent selection of lover’s kits, sexual board games, and edible undies. Did we mention that our Clone-A-Willy line is an absolutely amazing couple’s activity? And if you haven’t gotten in to shibari yet, you should probably look it up because that’s a great time as well! No matter what you’re in to, we can find something to make your day rock!

People have all different sorts of likes and dislikes. Our staff is extremely professional and ready to help answer any questions you may have about the products we sell. There’s no need to be embarrassed, we have heard it all. We aren’t just retail employees here. We’re people who genuinely care about the health and well-being of our customers. So if you’re looking for something fun this February (or just in general), come see us. We would love to help you out!

The MotorBunny Mountable Sex Toy

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Sex toys have come a long way in the last few years. There are all sorts of advancements to make alone time (and time with your partner) more enjoyable. With so many different products coming out, how are you even supposed to decide which one to get?! Especially with some of these hefty price tags, it can be beneficial to know what you’re getting before you buy it. Sex machines and larger toys in particular should be researched thoroughly before you pick them up, just to make sure it’s exactly the toy that you’re looking for!

The MotorBunny sex machine is a more affordable version of the Sybian sex machine. It. Is. Intense. Most people who have used the MotorBunny swear by the power of it’s orgasms. They claim that this is something that you need to experience in your life. These orgasms are some of the most amazing that users have ever experienced. If you are in the market for a sex machine, you should absolutely look in to the MotorBunny. Not only is it epic but the attachments appeal to everyone, whether you prefer external or internal stimulation.

This machine has so many attachments, it might make your head spin. The unit comes with four attachments out of the box made of TPE. If you aren’t familiar with TPE, please note that it is porous and cannot be completely sterilized. Keep this in mind if you plan on sharing these toys. However, you can purchase additional attachments that are made of silicone that can be cleaned and sterilized for sharing purposes! The machine also boasts tools for the BDSM lovers as well! There are loops at the ends of the MotorBunny which makes forced orgasms and other bondage situations much more interesting.

With simple and easy to operate controls, the MotorBunny offers both a Twirl feature as well as a Buzz feature. The twirl moves the toy around in a circle for internal stimulation while the buzz hits the outer areas. The knobs are very responsive, meaning you don’t have to mess with things too much to get it to work the way you want it to. Be warned, however, the higher vibrations might be a bit too much for a beginner. Work your way up to the higher settings or risk ending up with a case of Jell-O legs.

The main downside of the MotorBunny (and the Sybian has the same problem) is that it’s noisy. What can you really expect from a bench sized sex toy? Just be aware of this if you’re planning to order this and you share your living space with someone who isn’t your partner. These toys are very loud and if you’re trying to keep your sexcapades quiet, we definitely recommend rethinking this purchase. But! If you live alone or with your partner or simply just don’t care who knows what you’re doing behind closed doors, the MotorBunny is a well loved, intense sex machine that’s sure to bring you the pleasure you’re looking for!

Virtual Reality Sex

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Technology has changed the way that we interact in our personal relationships. Being able to see a loved one on a screen from hundreds of miles away has made long distance much more bearable. But humans always seem to want to take it to the next level. And now they have with virtual reality sex and porn. With virtual reality becoming more refined and fine tuned as the days go on, the benefits of having a product such as this are extensive. Continue reading

MALs Hot Product Alert: Impress Petite Rabbit Vibrator

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It can be really hard to find a good vibrator that gets the job done. There are so many options to choose from out there, it’s so difficult to settle on one specific design. We carry a lot of these products here at Manchester Adult Lifestyles and it can be intimidating standing in front of a wall of vibrators and having to pick one without any background about them. So we’re doing a hot products blog now, to showcase products that we think our customers will really like!

This time, we’re going to go over the Impress Petite Rabbit vibrator. While it’s nothing too crazy, standing at 7 inches (4.25 insert-able), this vibrator is one that can get you where you need to be quickly! Boasting twelve different functions, there’s definitely a setting for everyone with the Impress Petite. Not only that but the speed of the vibration is controlled by pressure sensitive pads on the sides of the handle. Yeah. Crazy, right? It also has a locking feature so if you find a speed you really like, you can push that button and the Impress Petite will continue to vibrate at that speed. It has a huge variety of settings so you’re sure to find at least one that you like.

Additionally, the Impress Petite is fully waterproof. Made of velvety silicone, please always remember to use a water based lube with silicone toys! It’s also easy to clean, whether you use warm soapy water or a toy cleaner. I also can’t forget to mention that this baby is quiet as hell so no worrying about that annoying buzzing that some vibrators have, making it impossible to focus on the task at hand. The bunny attachment halfway down provides clitoral stimulation as well, making this toy absolutely perfect for those customers who like both! Oh and before I forget… This thing is USB rechargeable so no more worrying about batteries. That’s probably one of the best parts about this toy!

Overall, we give this vibrator a 9/10. There’s really no complaints with it. It does a great job, it looks great, and it’s easy to put in a drawer or under the bed tote. The box that it comes in even makes a great spot for storage, made of a heavy duty cardboard with a magnetic lid. They really thought of everything with this particular vibrator and we can’t praise it enough. Check out our website for the Impress Petite Rabbit or stop by the store to see if we have some in stock!

Holidays At MALs

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It’s been a crazy last few months as we prepare for the upcoming holiday! We are really looking forward to bringing you the highest quality toys, lingerie, and other adult novelties that we possibly can this season. In store, we have a bunch of sales going on with our lingerie, as well as bonus items when you spend certain amounts of money. Online, we have a newly set up store that’s ready to get your orders shipped out and to you by Christmas!

Haven’t started your shopping quite yet? If you’re worried about shipping times, come down to the store and see us. We have tons of items to choose from as well as hundreds of styles of lingerie. Not only do we have gifts for your partner but we also pride ourselves on our ability to provide gag gifts. You ever really want to embarrass that rude aunt at Yankee Swap? MALs has you covered. Whether you’re looking for something romantic and fun or something silly, you’re sure to find it here with us!

If you stop in to the store, we also have many gift baskets available that make a perfect little bouquet of awesome items to give someone this year! Full of massage oils, lotions, lubricants, and small toys, these baskets are sure to be a hit with your partner or even your close friends! You know you’re real friends when you buy each other sex toys for holidays. Our employees are also happy and willing to help you put together the perfect assortment of gifts for everyone on your list this year.

Would you rather stay home and do your shopping? Don’t worry, we can help with that as well! Order now to get your items by Christmas. You can get everything from big gifts like sex machines to small stocking stuffers like bullets and mini bottles of lube! Seriously, there’s not a single adult toy that you won’t be able to find on our new and improved online store. Even if you’re not shopping for Christmas gifts, the online site offers many deals and special offers that you won’t be able to find any where else!