Christmas is a time for giving, and what better to give than the gift of pleasure?
Whether you’re bestowing this gift on yourself, a friend or a lover, our collection of SKYN™ toys has got you covered.
Read our round-up below to find the best fit…
This dual-tipped personal massager was made for simultaneous internal and external stimulation. Its curved shape and rounded end will be sure to hit all the right spots.
Made for someone with a penis, this soft silicone masturbatory egg is super stretchy and ribbed for maximum pleasure.
Caress’s vibrating open ends mimic the feeling of oral stimulation so you can enjoy oral sex even when you’re on your own.
Use the Dual Ring as a finger massager during foreplay and as a vibrating ring during intercourse or masturbation.
With 7 different vibration modes, this soft silicone vibrating bullet with deep textured ridges packs a mighty punch.
Talking of bullets, meet the Thrill. This three-speed vibrator proves you don’t need to be complicated to get the job done (very well).
And lastly, the Vibe Ring has a textured crown and is made of a soft silicone to maximise comfort. This vibrating ring will help you explore the endless bounds of pleasure.
There’s something for everyone on your naughty list at SKYN®.
Are you ready to experience a new world of intimacy with SKYN™ Arouse for Him & Her? Well, we are here to help. Everything you need to know about our new libido supplements is below…
What are some of the key ingredients in the Arouse supplements?
Tribulus Terrestris, traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote healthy libido and Horny Goat Weed, traditionally used in Chinese medicine to support healthy sexual function
Other than sexual function, what are the other Arouse ingredients known for?
- Siberian Ginseng, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve fatigue
- Ashwagandha, traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to help body adapt to stress
- Ginkgo, traditionally used in Asian medicine to support healthy blood circulation
- Panax Ginseng, traditionally used in Asian medicine to support physical stamina
How often should I take my Arouse supplements?
2x SKYN™ Arouse supplements should be taken daily.
Can I take my Arouse supplements alongside other medication, like Viagra?
Our recommendation is to speak with a health care professional before taking Arouse in conjunction with Viagra or any other medication.
When should I start to notice its effects?
As with all supplements, the SKYN™ Arouse efficacy may vary from person to person. For some it may take 1 week, 1 month or longer.
Are the Arouse supplements vegan friendly?
The Arouse supplements do not contain any animal derivatives.
What do the Arouse supplements taste/smell like?
The Arouse tablets have a neutral taste and smell.
How long will my bottle of Arouse last me?
Each Arouse tub has 60 tablets, enough for roughly 1 month’s supply.
Is Arouse safe to take alongside my other vitamins and supplements?
Please speak to a healthcare professional to get the best advice for you.
Will my Arouse supplements expire?
Arouse supplements have a shelf life of 2 years.
Is Arouse for Her safe for pregnant people?
Arouse supplements are not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, do not take without consulting a health professional.
Do the Arouse supplements contain any allergens?
The Arouse supplements are free from the 8 major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat & soybeans. However, you should always talk to a doctor, pharmacist, or health practitioner if you have any concerns about the contents of the product.
Why can’t I take Arouse if I have a heart condition?
Some ingredients in the Arouse supplements (i.e., Tribulus and Epimedium) will interact with certain medications for heart and blood pressure. Please talk to your doctor before taking the Arouse supplements if you have a heart condition.
Where are the Arouse supplements made?
The Arouse supplements are made right here in Australia.
Where do you source your ingredients from?
The ingredients used in Arouse are sourced both locally and internationally. All these ingredients are tested locally in Australia as per the TGA guidelines before manufacturing.
Are the Arouse supplement bottles recyclable?
Absolutely! The Arouse bottles and lids are both recyclable.
Introducing sex toys into an established, sexual partnership can definitely serve to turn up the heat. But the idea of bringing a toy to the table is still taboo for many people. They can create sensations that mechanics alone cannot. Toys can increase our pleasure; they are acting as welcome additions to something already going well.
Some people might think that their partner asking to introduce toys into their sex life as a negative reflection on themselves. But in almost all cases that couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s lots of evidence out there that tells us many people with vagina’s struggle to climax purely from penetrative sex alone. Often climax can only be reached with additional stimulation of the clitoris or anus. Toys can be an addition that leads to a mind-blowing climax. Consider your vibrating toy as your new best friend, a partner-in-crime for bringing more pleasure into the bedroom. Fundamentally, a toy should be thought of as an extension of yourself.
Communication is key.
If you or your partner are feeling apprehensive, conversation and open communication is key. If you’re nervous to broach the conversation with a long-term partner, make sure to add in lots of reassurance – we all need to hear some praise once in a while.
Be on the same page.
Now that you’ve had the conversation with your partner, and you’re both feeling comfortable, an exciting next step is to go toy shopping together. There are an abundance of options out there at both online and brick-and-mortar adult shops where you are your partner are guaranteed to find something that turns you both on.
Always grinding. Expected to multi-task. Heading toward exhaustion. Are we really surprised that our sex lives end up on the back burner? Once the honeymoon bubble as been popped, finding time for your sex life and maintaining levels of affection can slowly fall down the priority list.
So we’ve put together some ways you can keep your sex life at the top of your priorities.
Take a sense-check
It’s important to remember to remain open-minded and respectful when opening up this discussion with your partner. The aim is to foster openness and honesty not aggression and negative energy. To start with, focus on what has been working for your sex life ahead of delving into the reasons why it might be slipping down your priority list.
You may find that something comes up you or your partner having been waiting to address.
Have realistic expectations
A good jumping off point might involve starting slowly, try to connect emotionally with your partner, focusing on affection before trying to increase frequency. Make an effort to spend more intimate moments together, whether that is doing daily activities together or increasing physical touch day-to-day.
Keeping a timetable perhaps doesn’t sound the sexiest approach to prioritising your sex life, but if your issue really is time, it may be the most practical way forward. Anticipation can be half the fun, focus on building the suspense before your scheduled sex date with fun things like sexting, nudes and planning what you’re going to do to eachother.
In the real world, people’s sex drives vary wildy, especially throughout a long-term relationship. The important thing is to not put too much pressure on yourself or your partner to ramp things up too quickly. Maintaining a great schedule may be the key that opens up your partnership and bumps sex to the top of your priority list.
The fact that we’re still using the word ‘should’ around our own sexual pleasure is the first clue that there’s no one right answer to the question. A lot of people might believe that longer is better, or that other people think it is, and till-the-sun-comes-up long sex sessions are a pretty universal barometer of how hot and heavy last night was. And yet.
If everybody is doing it all night, how come Netflix is so successful? All joking aside, in real life, whether you are in the mood for penetrative sex that lasts for hours or oral sex that curls your toes but lasts 5 minutes, pleasure is pleasure. And hello, what about quickies? A quickie is one of the most erotic sex plays around, and can also act as an intimate stop-gap when you’ve got a week that allows little together time. Here are some tips to getting it right for you and the expectations that might be getting in the way.
Expectation: We’re gonna do it all night.
Reality: You might. And that is perfectly fabulous. However, an all-nighter is probably not 7 or 8 uninterrupted hours of sex. It’s more a big sexual soup of foreplay, interplay and after play. You might hold each other, talk until the sun comes up and then do it all over again. Or you might have long sex. Or content yourselves with mutual oral sex. As long as you and your partner’s needs are being satisfied and what you are doing feels right, there’s no one right way to do this. Stock up on lubes, condoms and – why not – toys, and enjoy!
Expectation: I’m going to want to do it all night. Every time.
Reality: Few people want to get it on the same way every time. Keep an open mind. And be prepared to mix it up. Pleasure is about moments and touch and all the sensations themselves, not a fixed amount of time you have to stroke in order to tick all the “That was hot!” boxes.
Expectation: The perfect amount of time is…
Maybe you like to do the do for hours. Or used to. Or don’t at all. There are so many different ways to explore each other that getting hung up on some pre-planned ‘perfect’ amount of time could totally get in the way of what you and your partner(s) actually enjoy. A hilarious but telling Twitter poll asked 819 participants, “Ever get bored during penetrative sex or want it to just be over already?” A whopping 82% of them answered yes thereby proving that stamina isn’t everything. And that asking your partner, “Does this feel good?” should be part of an ongoing convo, even in the thick of things.
Certain things are generally perceived as improving as we get older. Issues like managing finances and mastering our work, for example. More experience, more skills, more enjoyment. The supposed exception? Our sex lives. In that same way that people in their 30s are seen as ancient when we are little, pop culture practically screams that sex is for the young and the older you get, the less sex you’ll be having. This info is mis-info.
The facts: Older folks are having mature sex, even senior sex, and the majority of men and women over 60 in the US are sexually active, most averaging at least two to three times monthly (more often than many younger adults).
How much, how good?
One reason for the fact gap: quality vs quantity. One large, long-term study conducted over an 18-year period found that younger people were satisfied when they were having a lot of intercourse and other sexual adventures. The same study discovered that, as people get older and acquire more sexual wisdom, they value good sex over a lot of sex. So when asked. “How is your sex life?”, their decline in satisfaction is taken as a decline in frequency of sex in later life.
The study underlines the benefits of maturing, including more knowledge in all areas of life, sexuality included, as older people report understanding their own sexual preferences more, what their partners are (and aren’t) into, and how this spills over into intimacy. Older people in romantic relationships report engaging in sexual exploration and a focus on their partner’s pleasure.
Comfortable in their skin
This sexual wisdom is often paired with another advantage of getting older: not caring so much what others think about us. The erotic freedom that comes with body acceptance and letting go of hang-ups can lead to deeper, more satisfying intercourse and other sexual practices. Which is great news, as sex after age 60, or 70, or beyond, is a great predictor of a longer, healthier life. As well as a more enjoyable one. The clichés should be put out to pasture. Not speaking truthfully about the joys of mature sex does everyone a disservice.
Lubricants are now a major player in the sexual health and wellness field. Having shaken off their image as being an aid for vaginal dryness, it turns out that lube can make anyone’s sex life instantly better with minimal effort and cost. Isn’t sex more comfortable, pleasurable and better when using lube?
Here is a quick lowdown on lube: it is for every body, every age, every sexuality, and it can be used for partner sex, group sex, or solo sex. Lube isn’t just for those who experience vaginal dryness – like arousal gels, lubricant enhances what you’re already feeling, as well as providing different sensations (warming, cooling, flavours). Lube can also be added to the inside of condoms to heighten pleasure for penis owners. When it comes to anal sex, silicone-based lubricant is important because the anus is incapable of producing sufficient natural lubrication by itself. It can be used before or during anal penetration.
Even if you don’t consider lube to be necessary for feeling turned on, you should definitely try it out. Water-based lubricants are a great place to start as they’re compatible with condoms and sex toys, plus there’s minimal mess involved. However, silicone-based lubricants -might be better pleasure-wise for anal sex and shower sex, as they last for longer.
An open-minded approach is required when it comes to lube – you may settle on one or you may want to have several on hand, depending on what you’re doing, who you’re with and where you’re doing it!
We are going to say this loud enough for the people in the back to hear: People with disabilities are sexual beings. Disabled people are getting down and dirty as much – or as little – as the rest of the world. Labels, preconceptions and misconceptions do everyone a disservice. LABELS LIKE QUEER CRIPPLE IS EMPOWERING, DISABLED IS EMPOWERING – GIVES ME AGENCY TO HOW I WANT TO BE REFERRED TO/SENSE OF OWNERSHIP People are people, love is love, and why would having a disability preclude getting horny? And doing something about it.
Obviously, the word ‘disability’ covers a huge spectrum and people are definitely not a monolith. And depending on the level of impairment or disability, some sex practices and intercourse positions work well, while others are trickier and need to be adapted. There are a myriad of ways to WORK WITH physical SEXUAL challenges– from using aids like wedges, sliding chairs, or swings, to finding a bed or table that’s at just the right height. Wheelchairs themselves can be a great help too. As with anyone, people need to know their own bodies in order to know how they will react in certain situations. So much of sexual pleasure happens in the brain and there are all kinds of ways to sharpen this, depending on personal turn-ons and turn-offs. Interestingly, some with spinal cord injuries tell of feeling the orgasm they had before their injury, but in another part of their body, such as above their waist. Even if someone can’t get an erection or orgasm in the ‘conventional’ sense, they can still enjoy sex. And you can enjoy it with them. The hottest sex is usually creative anyway.
But while all sexual expression starts with feeling good about ourselves, overcoming the emotional and physical obstacles holding us back and finding partners with whom we can unleash our true selves naked, it can be harder in a world that’s not having those conversations. Society often tries to downplay disabled people’s sexuality. Let’s put that ignorant ABLEISM – THE SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION OF DISABLED PEOPLE IN FAVOR OF ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE – to bed. People with disabilities can be sexual, hyper-sexual, asexual, straight, queer, all of the above, enjoy sex, be totally sexy, kinky, not kinky, and have and give orgasms. And, like for the population at large, those things are true of some and not of others. All subjects to explore with somebody before you take off each other’s clothes.
And not sure who needs this to be articulated, but asking disabled people if they are able or equipped to have sex if you are not planning to make love to or with them imminently is just bad manners. File it under “Things we don’t ask anybody”. If you are into someone and can tell they are into you, it’s all part of figuring each other out and that is hot.
Porn sex can be a controversial topic of conversation. Its most vocal critics highlight the mistreatment of film stars on set, as well as the often violent message it sends to young people. It is overwhelmingly an industry by men and for men. One thing is clear: while porn may have benefits from an entertainment point of view, porn sex should not be a source of information for anyone when it comes to sex education.
Despite its controversial nature, straight women are most definitely watching porn and their top search is lesbian porn, according to PornHub data. This information may come as a surprise to some readers, as sex between two women is quite often at the top of a man’s sexual fantasy list. Youtube vlogger Arielle Scarcella sat down with a group of straight women to ask them why they enjoyed watching lesbian porn so much. And the response was pretty conclusive:
“It’s easier for women to imagine themselves receiving pleasure when it’s more focused on the women in it, and there being two of them … and it’s usually more sensual than the ‘in and out and done’ with guys.” (Huffpost article from 2017)
It’s hard to ignore the glaringly obvious stigma surrounding female sexuality. In most parts of the world, girls are taught from an early age that to express any sexual desire is wrong and are shamed into staying silent. Masturbation and self-pleasure are viewed as being “dirty”, as soon as a clitoris is involved. But in reality, sexual fantasies and desires can be varied, regardless of one’s gender! In 2016, the Office of National Statistics in the UK released data on sexual identities across the UK: one clear pattern was that more women identified as bisexual (0.8%) than lesbian (0.7%). And that’s the women brave enough to speak up.
The encouraging takeaway here is the wider scope of porn that is emerging, visibly more diverse and female-centric. From audio erotica created by women (trans-inclusive) and non-binary folk, to feminist porn creators, the desire for a wide range of porn sex that is inclusive and ethical is being heard and satisfied.
Sex toys – conversation starter or killer? While they may not be the first topic of discussion with casual acquaintances (or for some, parents), there is definitely an appetite for sex toys that links to the growing sexual wellness conversation. They’re also being referenced in the mainstream, on TV shows such as Broad City.
Whether you’re completely new to adult toys or already have some to hand in your bedroom drawer, they can be a great tool to make your sex life even better. But there are some myths that may have put you off trying them.
1. Sex toys are just for single people
Total nonsense. There is nothing shameful or sad about using a sex toy, whatever your relationship status. Toys can help to keep the spark alive in long-distance relationships, make group sex more fun, or bring something new to the table for couples. One recent study showed that 65% of American women own at least one type of sex toy, either for fun or to breathe new life into their sexual encounters.
2. Sex toys are just for people with vaginas.
The heterosexual psyche appears to believe that sex toys undermine masculinity. But for heterosexual couples, it’s actually in the man’s interest to incorporate vibrators and the like into their couple sex life: a 2017 study found that just 18% of women orgasmed from vaginal penetration alone, while 37% of women needed additional clitoral stimulation to climax. Also, it’s fun! Time to put aside that male ego. There are also great toys out there for people with penises, like cock rings and masturbation devices.
3. Sex toys can be addictive
Sexologist Nikki Goldstein claims that sex-toy addiction is not actually a thing. As long as you know why you’re bringing toys into the bedroom – or wherever else you like to have sex – there is nothing to worry about. Sure, you may pick a favourite vibrator that you reach for more often but there’s no shame in that.
4. Sex toys can cause harm
They shouldn’t, if used as per the instructions provided. Home-made sex toys are not a good idea but vibrators and such from well-known brands go through testing to ensure their safety. Hygiene is something to think about – cleaning your sex toy(s) after each use and as indicated in the toy’s instructions for use is essential to avoid infection. There is also plenty of expert advice on this topic.
5. Sex toys are a dirty secret.
Not anymore. You may not hear them being spoken about on a daily basis, but sex toys are much more present in popular culture, making a more frequent appearance in the friend Whatsapp chat, and have been cited as one way to improve your levels of sexual wellness.