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Apr 23, 2014 / 6 notes

6 Ways to Pick a Butt Plug | By Ducky Doolittle

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking at the array of sex toys available on the market, but here at Tantus we design toys with care. Every design element has been created with the intentions of driving sensation and orgasms.  Here’s our guild to exploring just a few of the anal toys we have in our line.

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Mar 10, 2014 / 3 notes

METIS BLACK ON TOXIC TOYS: BEYOND PHTHALATES

For 15 years I’ve talked to anyone and everyone about toxic chemicals in our sex toys. Many in the novelty industry, manufacturers, store owners, and educators alike heard me mention this funny word and then spell it for them: p-h-t-h-a-l-a-t-e-s and it may have been the first time they had heard about it at all.

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Mar 10, 2014 / 1 note

WOMEN IN ADULT PROFILE: METIS BLACK

Metis Black started Tantus with the goal of shaping the pleasure products industry into a safer, educated marketplace. As a pioneer in silicone toy manufacturing, Black says she experienced resistance but now sees the fruit of her labor with the increased usage of body-safe materials. Her crusade to spread awareness didn’t end there; Black continues to educate professionals and consumers alike with sponsorships and participation at nationwide conferences. In this month’s WIA Woman of the Month spotlight, Black discusses her ongoing journey in sex toy safety and education. 

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Mar 10, 2014 / 13 notes

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST SEX TOY

When you first decide to try out sex toys, you are most likely going to feel overwhelmed. The first step is to accept that with your first few sex toy purchases, there will inevitably be some choices that you end up not liking. To minimize the chances of that, here are some tips for buying your first sex toys.

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Mar 10, 2014 / 24 notes

HOW TO SPANK AS EXPLAINED BY YOUR BEST FRIEND

Spanking is not an unskilled art. Many write about it in books, flirt with it in social media posts, but recently I’ve realized how rare it is to find someone who really knows how to spank.

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Mar 10, 2014

SCHOLARS AND THE SEX SHOP

Metis Black, President and Founder of Tantus Inc., wrote a letter to the editor which looks at the opportunities for sex education in retail adult stores. She raised the possibility of educators creating a standardized certification program for stores which would potentially boost sales, encourage new traffic and bring a sense of community credibility.

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Mar 10, 2014 / 1 note

HOW TO FIND A SEX POSITIVE DOCTOR

A doctor is sworn to keep your confidence. Any issue you bring to them, sex or otherwise, will be private. This makes it a bit easier to confide the most personal things with them. But sex can complicate any conversation. The first thing you need to know is that doctors are just human beings. They arrive to their job with their own preconceived notions, moral standards, cultural and religious beliefs and personal hang-ups. It’s made worse when you realize doctors receive a limited amount of training (if any) in sexuality. 

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Mar 10, 2014 / 1 note

SEX TOYS FOR SENIORS

Women age 60-plus grew up not knowing much about our own capacity for sexual pleasure, let alone how to make it happen. We were discouraged from experimenting. Our sex education, such as it was, never included the concept of pleasure, whether with a partner or on our own. 

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Mar 10, 2014

GOT LUBE?™ (part 1)

Of everything in my toy chest, if I had to choose one item to take with me to a desert isle, it would be basic- I’d grab my lube.

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Mar 10, 2014

GOT LUBE?™ (part 2)

Ah to contemplate the perfect lube….where to begin? Personal lubricants are just that-personal. It’s a very subjective quest.

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