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A Brief History Of Sex Toys for Vaginas

A Brief History Of Sex Toys for Vaginas

Vibrators, clit stimulators, Magic Wands, nipple clamps and cock rings are getting us through this wild slice of history. 

We talk freely about the role that masturbation plays in our everyday lives, but it hasn’t always been that way. From the Victorian era (1800s) until the 1970’s, it was fairly taboo to talk about masturbation. From the 1920’s to the 1950’s, sex toys were marketed as household appliances or self-massagers, even though it was common knowledge that these products were used for sexual pleasure.

As a tribute to the sex toy legends that paved the way for our Lioness Vibrators, we’ve put together a list of noteworthy sex toys throughout history.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed our sex lives?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed our sex lives?

It’s no question that the pandemic has upended our lives in every way imaginable, but what impact did it have on our sex and masturbation habits?

While a number of stories in the media may lead you to believe that everyone is buying more sex toys and having more sex, we have evidence that those bedrooms are not actually that buzzy. Sure, many of us are spending more time at home. But we think there are some very real implications from living through these unprecedented times.

The takeaway? COVID sex and its alleged sex toy boom is an ambiguous conclusion at best. Using Lioness Vibrator product usage as our guide, we’ve observed far more convincing evidence of a significant drop-off in masturbation frequency as the year wore on relative to 2019 for the same users.

We looked at anonymous aggregate usage statistics from 1879 Lioness users who were active in 2019 and 2020 and nearly 40,000 sessions recorded from January 1, 2019 through December 12, 2020. There were 19,578 total sessions in 2019 and 19,481 total sessions in 2020*. We supplemented this data with a user survey to better understand what’s going on from a qualitative perspective.

This report is not only the world’s largest physiological data set on sexual behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also the world’s biggest study done on real world, in-the-bedroom-where-sex-happens sex (rather than in the confines of a research laboratory) in general!

How To Have The Best Orgasm? Examples, Data, And Charts Of Real Orgasms

How To Have The Best Orgasm? Examples, Data, And Charts Of Real Orgasms

One of the more common questions we get from people about our experience at Lioness is if we’ve found a particular quality that gets you the so-called best orgasm ever. This is sometimes asked in a couple different ways, such as whether having a more intense orgasm is better, if a faster orgasm (under a minute! 30 seconds!) is better, or even whether a “super” orgasm is better. Or any <insert the blank> quality, for that matter ...

Let’s look at real examples of strong/fast/slow/long/quick orgasms from people I’ve asked who have the Lioness Vibrator, a vibrator and app that can actually show you your own arousal and orgasm. (Confused? You’ll see in a minute.)

Crave Vesper Makes Me Feel Fancy While Having Orgasms

Getting passionate & embracing yourself - Crave Vesper Bullet Necklace Vibrator

When experimenting with Lioness, I’ve sometimes given the suggestion of trying different sensations with different external stimulators, using the Lioness more a measurement tool by keeping the vibration off using the customizable vibration settings. This is an example of what I mean — here, I’ll use the Vesper while using the Lioness’s biofeedback technology to show arousal and orgasm. This is my second in a series, the first being the Zumio.

How To Have Faster Orgasms

How To Have Faster Orgasms

Imagine this: something, somewhere out there will let you have an orgasm in under a minute. Sound desirable? You’re not alone. Many people are intrigued by the offer of fast, guaranteed orgasms. It's like Amazon Prime Now for orgasms: Same day delivery.

But is faster always better? Not always. That may be surprising, but I’ll explain what I mean with accounts from real people, and real data from those people.

Finally, if—after putting “faster” into perspective—it’s still what you’re going after, we’ll give some tips on how to get there and achieve your fastest orgasm.

Which dosist pen is the best for sex?

Which dosist pen is the best for sex?

When I first heard about the dosist pens and that they made some specifically for sexy times, the first thought I had was "which one is the best for sex?" That's because I've ended up inadvertently becoming a reviewer of different cannabis products, using my Lioness smart vibrator to see data (paired with subjective opinion) to compare my experiences. It's been quite the rollercoaster, but a very fun one.

Foria Awaken's CBD Lube Saved My Orgasms From My Stress

Foria Awaken's CBD Lube Saved My Orgasms From My Stress

Hi friends. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the best and longest orgasm I ever had using the weed lube, Foria Pleasure, and our Lioness smart vibrator.  Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Foria’s non-THC counterpart lube, Foria Awaken, since the THC version is only available in certain states and some people can’t risk THC entering their bloodstream. Well, I too was curious about the magic of CBD lube especially with all the CBD craze going. The conclusion? I tried the THC-free CBD lube and it saved my orgasms. Let me explain.

Balancing Body Positivity and Exercise for Better Orgasms

Balancing Body Positivity and Exercise for Better Orgasms

I could list off all the benefits of exercising, but here’s one of the biggest motivators: research has shown that exercise can improve your orgasms and sexual activity. 

Aerobic exercise improves oxygen and blood flow throughout the body, which can mean long-lasting erections for people with penises and higher clitoral sensitivity for people with vaginas. 

Plus, working out can boost body positivity and make you feel more confident and present in your body.

Lioness versus Pregnancy: Are sex toys safe to use when you’re pregnant?

Lioness versus Pregnancy: Are sex toys safe to use when you’re pregnant?

When you’re expecting, sex is either always on your mind or the very last thing. But whether you want to have sex or not, you may be asking yourself is it safe to use sex toys while I’m pregnant?

Rest assured, if your pregnancy is healthy and you haven’t been explicitly told not to by your doctor or healthcare provider, then you can feel free to have sex with or without toys. 

Measuring the Difference Between Porn and Erotica

Measuring the Difference Between Porn and Erotica

An avid reader, I prefer the way that the stories are told from a first-person perspective (the literary equivalent of POV porn). I love being able to read about how all the narrator’s senses are being engaged. 

As someone who was assigned female at birth and used to identify as a woman, I found it really refreshing to study pleasure from the point of view of a female narrator(more on womxn-centric porn later). 

To this day, I still love reading erotic stories. Being a part of someone’s fantasy in that way is so much more erotic than watching a bunch of body parts smush together on screen.