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Product Highlight: Lelo Bo Men’s Luxury Cock Ring

Does your female partner climax from external stimulation only? Ever ask yourself how you can give her the big O without having her use a vibrator at the same time, freeing her hands? If so, Lelo has delivered in a big way with Bo, a men’s luxury cock ring meant for couples pleasure. Step out of a world of only you getting the cookie after Chinese dinner and enter a world of equal pleasure.

The Lelo Bo men’s luxury cock ring is a pleasure object in the form of a rechargeable ring for men and intended for couple’s pleasure. Bo is made from soft, body-safe material which is also flexible for comfort and ease of use. This men’s cock ring is a vibrating ring that delivers four hours of vibes off of one hour of charging. Bo also comes with a simple slide interface for easy adjusting for all size of men. Being portable and discreet, Bo can be brought along anywhere for anytime it is needed. Lelo Bo comes presented in an elegant gift box, accessorized with combined charger and storage unit, manual and a 1-year Lelo warranty.

When using your Lelo Bo luxury cock ring, be sure to use plenty of lubrication. We here at The Safe Alternative always recommend Sliquid brand lubes. Their organic, all natural lubes were created with women in mind, using all natural and botanical ingredients to keep her most sensitive parts in great working condition. If you are taking Bo on the run, pick up a pack of .17oz lubes. Perfect for on the go or easy storing while traveling.

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7 Amazing Penis Facts

  1. The average wad of man-fluid holds 40 million sperm, but there can be as many as 600 million squiggly guys, being thrust in to the world at 28 mph. And all it takes is one little tadpole, squirming at 200 seconds an inch, down to the egg and then… well, ask your father.
  2. The mammal with the biggest shvantz – the blue whale at 8 feet. The smallest? The shrew at 0.2 inches. Where do we humans fit in? Well, the good news is that we are the most well-endowed of our ape cousins. A gorilla’s dong dangles at a mere 2 inches. Relative to body size, however, the pig takes the prize, as they can have up to a foot-and-a-half wiener.
  3. Most of the world’s penises are uncircumcised – a recent study showed only 30% of boys over 15 are cut, the majority of them being Jews or Muslims. Yet, in the US, the number is close to 55%, due to possible health benefits from the procedure. And what do they do with all those foreskins? Doctors have perfected a way to grow skin for burn victims from the leftover skins. In fact one foreskin can produce 9,000 square inches of new skin.
  4. Most Mammals have a penis bone. Basically, your Johnson is like a sponge or balloon that literally fills with blood. When it’s at full sail, the blood flow is cut off, producing a stiffy. And while you probably know that there is no bone in the human penis, the baculum or penis-bone is common in most mammals, including chimpanzees and gorillas. And even though there is no bone in your boner, a klutzy move during sexytime could cause you to break your penis. OUCH!! Be careful out there!!!
  5. Sexual arousal is involuntary. In fact, the words “sexual arousal” may have just gotten you sexually aroused. It mainly occurs in the sympathetic nervous system, not the conscious mind. During REM sleep, the male brain fires off boner orders on the average of 9 times a night. And when men ejaculate, the command comes from the spinal cord, not the brain. As Silvio Burlusconi once said, “Bunga bunga.”
  6. The size of the average man’s junk is 5 to 6.4 inches when erect, measuring from the tip to the pubic bone. Contrary to popular belief, you cannot gauge the size of a man’s penis by his foot, finger, or nose. A recent South Korean study touted the correlation between penis length and the size of the index finger relative to the middle finger, but that is full of holes. The good news is that research shows most women don’t place much emphasis on penis size, it’s all about the wallet – I mean, heart.
  7. Blue balls is real. Prostatic congestion is the medical term for it – when the testicles and prostate are filled with too much goo and you can’t get relief. Fortunately, instead of doing something irrational, a man could simply take an aspirin, a cold shower, or think about grandma having sex with grandpa.
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Product Highlight: Icicles #5

Step into elegance with the luxurious hand-crafted glass G-spot dildo, Icicles #5 by Pipedream Products. Each of the Icicles #5 dildos are individually created and made to last a lifetime. They are hand-blown with body-safe, nonporous and hypoallergenic glass and measure seven-inches long with a five-inch girth.

The nonporous glass means that there is nowhere for bacteria to go making the dildo much easier to clean and sanitize. As with medical-grade silicone, you can put this toy in the dishwasher to clean it. Unlike silicone you can also choose to boil your Icicles #5 for 10 minutes on the stove.

A huge perk of the glass surface is that it creates very little friction, allowing you to play with your toy sans lubricant. However, at The Safe Alternative we always recommend Sliquid Lubricants because their line of all natural and organic, water-based lubes are in a league of their own. When you apply the Sliquid lube it won’t slide off and create a mess before you get started. That means it can give you just enough lube to really enjoy your Icicles #5.

Another unique feature of the glass toy is that you can control the temperature of the Icicles #5 by placing it into a bowl of warm water or by chilling it in the refrigerator in a bowl of cool water for new sensations.

The weight of the piece coupled with its unique blue ribbing can also help a woman exercise her kegel muscles. Simply slide it in at any length while lying on your back and squeeze your kegels to lift the dildo and give your vag a different kind of workout.

We all deserve some luxury in our lives and with the Icicles line of handmade glass dildos, anyone can afford it!

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Product Highlight: Tantus Mark 02

Looking for a new dildo, but don’t want “brutal”? Desire quality while not breaking the bank? Then you stumbled upon a great review for a solid product that meets those criteria!

The Tantus Mark 02 is a high-quality dildo priced at less than $80USD. This is the perfect size, coming in at 6.75 inches long and 1.37 inches wide, for constant pleasure. Tantus Mark 02 has a super soft silicone outside while maintaining a hard muscle core on the inside, both of which are made by Tantus’ own unique blend of 100% ultra-premium silicone. The Mark 02 comes in three skin tones so you can be pleasured by the penis color you desire the most.

The Tantus Mark 02 is also compatible with harnesses making it a versatile dildo. Use it on yourself or have it used on you by a friend. Gay or straight all will enjoy this fine piece of adult sex toy entertainment.

When you are done using the Mark 02, be sure to always clean it properly. This can be done using an anti-bacterial sex toy cleaner or by placing in on the top rack of your dishwasher and running it through a cycle.

When using your Mark 02 be sure to use plenty of water-based lube. Oil-based lubricants cause silicone to expand exposing the toy’s interior and cutting down its lifespan. We recommend Sliquid Lubricants, they are the best in the game, and they’re all natural and organic so they will never harm your body. Be rest assure that you can apply this lube and it won’t drip off causing a mess before you can get started on yourself.

When you are looking for a high-quality dildo that won’t break you or your bank, look no further than the Tantus Mark 02. Tantus is the name in dildos and this product proves it.

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5 Strange Sex Facts

  1. According to Playboy, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.
  2. Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being
  3. Marilyn Monroe, the most celebrated sex icon of the 20th century, confessed to a friend that despite her three husbands and a parade of lovers, she had never had an orgasm.
  4. The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy.
  5. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

5 Arousing Sex Facts

  1. Throughout the world, approximately 25% of people report having had only one sexual partner. Conversely, 21% of people report having more than 10 sexual partners in their lifetime.
  2. One survey reports that 53% of sexually active Americans claim to have sex at least once weekly. However, only 48% of Americans report being satisfied with their sex life.
  3. Many of the ingredients in chocolate are proven to cause arousal similar in effect to sexual foreplay. In fact, some experts believe chocolate may be even more effective than foreplay for sexual arousal.
  4. Both men and women can be turned on by the aromas of wine. The scents of many wines are believed to replicate human pheromones, the chemical substances that cause behavioral responses in humans.
  5. Endorphins released during sexual activity create a euphoria similar to that produced by opioid drug use. These same endorphins also act as extremely effective pain killers.
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Many of us look for different ways to spice up our sex life, especially as we get older or are in relationships. We find those 365 positions in 365 day books, or some other sex book in Barnes & Noble. Often these require far more flexibility then we are used to which would take months of yoga. Then there is the question of what to buy if we wanted something spicy in the bed, and what is the cost?

Luckily, there is a new trend thanks to thanks to Dave and Chuck-the-Freak of 101.1 the WRIF in Detroit: RIP CORD! You might be asking yourself, “What the hell are they talking about?” To answer that question, we’re talking about nothing more than a set of anal beads for you and or your partner. The term, “rip cord” is defined by as, “the sexual act of having anal beads inserted into your anus by your partner and then at the peak of a sexual climax your partner yells out ‘rip cord’ and yanks the anal beads out as hard and quick as they can.”

Talk about a hoot of a good time, anal beads can be rather inexpensive and a lot of fun. Aside from the fun, you can expect an even better orgasm!

One of the first problems may be that you would be toying with your butthole, and, “Ew, gross!” But no, not gross. This is one area that needs more attention especially for couples. Only one person truly knows about this part of their body and what could be better than building a stronger relationship? Give your partner a chance, open yourself up to the joys and wonders of the land down unders. There isn’t anything to worry about, so long as you take a good shower beforehand and don’t plan on sharting on him (or her) a little hygiene goes a long way. Take the road less travelled and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Where to start, do you just move right into RIPCORD action? I would suggest otherwise, unless you are very brave. Start yourself out with a little index or thumb action, work it around clockwise, but be sure you like what is going on. Let that feeling sink in a bit and decide if it’s for you. Then take a tour of and look through our extensive collection of anal beads, er, ripcords that the two of you could enjoy. It doesn’t always have to be two either.

I have heard of a legend that a young man once tried this with a knotted towel as early at the 10th grade. So don’t fear, you are not alone, you are not weird. You will, however, have little chance of telling your amazing story to your friends. So bask in the glory of your new found adventure. You will be wishing so many others knew the joys of your butt playground like you do.

Jump on the bus, get yourself a fresh alternative sex toy and experience rip cord. All there is to lose is a better orgasm and relationship-building. Just be sure to clean your new sex toy properly when done and store in a covered area. No one needs the lingering smell of an anal toys messing with their living space. A good anti-bacterial cleaner works well, or simply soap and water.

Be sure to check back in with us and leave a comment of how it went. They are all anonymous and feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Male Chastity

Male Chastity Belt

The male chastity belt, or cock cage is gaining popularity in the sex toy world these days. It’s not a new product, but it is picking up more exposure recently. First I saw one featured on an episode of the last season of Showtime’s Californication and shortly thereafter I read an article about it in The Huffington Post. In the show, one of the characters had to put on one to prove he wasn’t into cheating on his wife. The male chastity belt was made to look comical however, after I conducted some more research I learned these are becoming quite the product, a new way to heighten sexual pleasure in fact.

As described by the manufacturer (CB-X), the key holder controls your sexual activity. No longer are the days when you can pleasure yourself at will. The popularity of these “cock cages” has grown so much that they now come in chrome, wood and camouflage finishes.

From the 1700’s to the 1930’s, the male chastity belt was mainly used for children to prevent masturbation. I can only guess this was led by the church, taking the idea that “masturbating will make you go blind” a disturbing step further. Masturbation was seen as a mental illness and it was best to not get kids involved in such habits.

Today, most of the male chastity belts are used in the BDSM community to give control of the wearer to the key holder. They are meant to keep the penis in a downward angle and prevent just about any movement and some can even go as far as to cage the scrotum. Some are made for long term use.

To really have control and possibly put someone in an uncomfortable position, get the chastity belt that is a true belt. It has a strap from the tip of the penis around the buttocks to the back of the belt. This one may not be a good idea for long term wear, especially if you enjoy your morning coffee. Long term use cages come with room to use the bathroom, so that is a bit of relief.

The devices made by CB-X made getting a chastity belt easier in 1999 when they introduced the one-size-fits-all device. Before that, one would require two or three fittings to get the size just right. They sell them in a range of materials as well, from metal to leather. Again, when purchasing yours, keep in mind the duration you will be wearing it because buying the wrong size could cause bladder or cramping problems.

If you wear a male chastity belt and live in a rough neighborhood your chances of rape are much more limited. Although this is most likely not why they’re worn, it is nice to know there are options. Furthermore, if you feel yourself having the urge to stray from your significant other, you can rely on a chastity belt. Knowing that you have this on and don’t have the key can make you or your partner feel better about your chances of straying. A better example would be not trusting yourself while intoxicated or under the influence. Regardless of how the night goes, you can count on your goods going no further than the lock in your pants.

Their rise in pop culture shows that they are gaining popularity and available in a wider range of colors and materials. Whether you want to try something new with your partner or control your urge to sleep around, pick up a CB-6000 today and give it a whirl. I would love your feedback on how it went.

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Welcome to The Safe Alternative!


Greetings and welcome to The Safe Alternative!

By visiting our site you are helping us reach out to a brand new audience of adult pleasure-seekers. These pleasure-seekers want a safe alternative to the typical online sex shop. Our customers want to feel good about expressing their sexuality, in the privacy of their own home, without feeling inundated by explicit images of porn stars.

Listen, there’s nothing wrong with porn, but as women do you hate trying to shop for a new vibrator and having to look at those big, fake boobs as soon as you log onto an adult toy store website? Or as men do you avert your eyes at the images of chiseled chests and bulging packages plastered on toy store homepages? At The Safe Alternative we want our site to help you feel normal about shopping for sex toys and not highlight feelings of inadequacy about your own body or sex life. Go ahead, walk away from our site without deleting your history or jumping in the shower because Sex is normal!

Furthermore, it’s important that we advocate for healthy sex. There are millions of men, women and children experiencing some degree of sexual violence every day. Whether its date rape in college, human trafficking in Asia, or forced prostitution at the local strip club it’s all violence and it’s all WRONG. That’s why The Safe Alternative will donate a portion of our profits to organizations that support victims of these horrendous crimes. If you have suggestions on an organization to support, please feel free to contact us at and we will be more than happy to donate to legitimate causes.

Thanks again for joining our list, and checking out our blog and our store. We see this as the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Happy shopping!

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