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

A Brief Guide To Urethral Sounding

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Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re not very vanilla. And if you are, welcome to a whole new world of sexual deviance that you didn’t even know existed! This article will cover some of the basics of sounding, a practice that started as a medical procedure.The point of the procedure was to allow doctors to swab the inside of the urethra to test for abnormalities. But, as usual, the deviant side of humans took this and ran with it, turning it in to a sexual practice. Continue reading

How To Clean Toys; A Brief Guide

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Cleaning your toys is incredibly important to prevent the build up of bacteria and other gross stuff. It’s also just a good idea to take care of the toys that take such good care of you! Continue reading

MALS On FetLife

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Even though it’s the year 2018, some things are still a little too… adult for some platforms of social media. It’s understandable. Some people are more vanilla than others and we have to respect that. But just because some people don’t want to see what we sell doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be able to promote it! Continue reading