Arts & Culture

That three-letter word: The Sex Show comes out to play

That three-letter word: The Sex Show comes out to play
A multitude of hand-blown delights. (Photo by Donna Rae Miligan)
written by Joelline Girouard
January 31, 2014 11:30 am
A multitude of hand-blown delights. (Photo by Donna Rae Miligan)

A multitude of hand-blown delights. (Photo by Donna Rae Miligan)

As some of you might know, last weekend the Everything to do With Sex Show did Halifax. Alongside some fun and informative talks, seriously sexy burlesque performers and dancers, the Show harbored a number of vendors hawking an impressive array of erotic accessories. These ranged from lingerie and latex to break-the-bank vibrators and Pyrex butt-plugs.

Yup. That’s right. Pyrex butt-plugs. (They’re microwave and dishwasher safe!)

So needless to say, there were a lot of toys. While most toys of a given kind tend to resemble one another—a dildo is a dildo, a Fleshlight is a Fleshlight—a few of them caught my eye.

 

The Pyrex

There were dildos and butt-plugs and even hot peppers. No, I’m not kidding and yes, they were (apparently) very popular. A few pros to glass toys are that they are easy to warm up/cool down using water, and they’re non-porous, meaning they can be used with any type of lube, and can even be boiled for a thorough clean. Glass toys can be bought smooth or ridged/textured for enhanced sensation.

 

Split vibrators

These are hard to describe. With a ring at the bottom and made of soft medical grade silicone, the shaft of this vibrator is split right down the middle, splaying outwards. This means many, many things for the genitals they’re being used on. These vibrators can stimulate both the g-spot (a particularly pleasurable area located a few inches up on the anterior (front) wall of the vagina) and its opposite, providing a unique sensation. Both forks can be used externally, straddling the vulva, or internally for double penetration. This is a great toy to use with a partner, and its uses aren’t limited to the vagina—it can straddle a penis as well as it does a clit.

 

Fleshlights

These aren’t really anything new, but not having the requisite penis, they’re not something I’d ever looked at too closely. Upon further investigation, these toys come in many variations. You can chose your “hole”—vagina, mouth, anus—as well as from many lengths and widths. Apparently there also exist blue Fleshlights that resemble the Navi from Avatar, but you didn’t hear that from me.

I’m sure there were many more curiosities to be found at the Show, but I got distracted by the Latex & Lace Fashion Show. Oops.

 

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