This article originally appeared on Glamour

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We’re always excited to see high-quality sex toys for under $100, so the prospect of getting one at no cost at all is basically a dream come true. That’s why Sexy Liberation has officially made our day by changing three of its products’ prices to $0. Yes, you read that right: They’re totally free.

The giveaway is driven by an important social mission: to close the orgasm gap or the difference in pleasure men and women report. A recent study in Archives of Sexual Behavior found that only 65 percent of straight women (but, notably, 86 percent of lesbians) orgasmed every time they were sexually intimate over the past month, compared with 95 percent of straight men. Since 95 percent of women find it easier to orgasm with sex toys, according to a survey by the sex toy company Lovehoney, we’d say Sexy Liberation’s on the right track.

By Mel Ramsay for The Lad Bible,

A woman has revealed what it’s like to ‘get intimate’ with a male sex doll as experts predict that AI in the bedroom will be normal within 25 years.

Karley Sciortino, 31, explored the doll’s capabilities over a 20-minute session. The doll, Gabriel, was 5ft 9 inches with real pubic hair and his penis even had ‘flaccid’ and ‘erect’ options.

Sex columnist for both Vogue and Vice, Sciortino, said that it felt very real: “I feel like I am on a Tinder date.

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“It feels weird because it is so lifelike but it enters this space which feels uncomfortable.

“It feels like a real person who can’t respond to you.”

We-Vibe 4 Plus was advertised as the best couple’s vibrator with an app and one of the best sex toys available on the market. A vibrator that can be used by lovers to connect in new ways during sex and also when they are apart.

Users little knew though We-Vibe was also collecting data about their sexual habits, that was send back to the Canadian manufacturer. This data includes temperature’s levels, vibration’s mode, dates and times of use.

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It’s a matter of human nature that people will find ways to have sex. And if they can’t have sex with someone else, they’ll have it with themselves. Even in a massively repressed culture such as Victorian England, people invented or discovered ways to have orgasms. In fact, women were so repressed an entire mental illness was created to explain why they were so irritated (hint, it was because of a lack of sex). Hence, an entire industry of Victorian sex toys was created to cure “female hysteria,” and boy, did it yield some interesting inventions.

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A new generation of personal pleasure gadgets has arrived for guys…and we’re not sure whether we should be rock‑hard with excitement or totally cringing. John Ortved reports on the hands-free revolution.

I’m a man of simple tastes. I take my coffee black. I wear shirts from J.Crew. And when I masturbate, I don’t usually use a vibrating plastic sex mollusk. Yet here I am, inside a lubed chamber formed by the matte black silicone tentacles of the Hot Octopuss Pulse II Solo, a private shame club with a single member—mine. I begin the familiar rhythm and I realize: This ain’t so bad. Time passes. Soon enough the vibrations coax out what remains of my pride.

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Whether we’re talking vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, restraints… using sex toys is awesome.The sex toy possibilities these days are really only as limited as your imagination. Sex-positive sex shops like Babeland and Good Vibrations have even taken the shame out of buying sex toys and turned it instead into the boutique shopping experience you’d expect for any high end item. There are companies like Crave creating beautiful sex toys or Orgasmatronics, which is pushing the limits of what a sex toy can do. We are definitely in the middle of a sex toy revolution!

But you know what? As those awesome toys get more and more technical, so too are the ways that you’re probably using them wrong. Like, I don’t mean using a Hitachi Magic Wand as a back massager — if that’s where you need that deep tissue penetration, than do you, boo. What I’m referring to is really the kind of wrong moves that can end up hurting you. Yup, you read that right: your sex toy use could be hurting you.

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While most of us might agree that a Valentine’s Day date at a fast food joint is kind of the worst thing ever, Burger King is prepared to fight that stigma. This year, the Israeli version of the OG chain is offering a romantic boxed food for two called the Adults Meal—designed for those 18 and older, so bring your ID—that comes with two Whoppers, two packets of fries, two beers, and a “romantic adult toy.” Spoiler alert: That means sex toy.

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If you or anyone you know owns a “Black Power Wand”, you need to read this.

Ann Summers has issued a product recall on sex toys over fears they could become damaged through “prolonged use”.

The adult store – which brands itself as “sexual innovation experts” have advertised the “precautionary recall” on their ‘Black Power Wand’ vibrators.

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You’ve got data from every other moment of your waking life, why shouldn’t you have it for your sexual encounters too? That’s exactly what Lovely — a new wearable that is part tracker, part sex toy — is aiming to provide.

The device, on sale today for $169, is essentially a stretchy silicone ring worn around the base of the penis — though it could also be put on a finger or a dildo. It uses sensors to measure movement and position and sends that info to an app (available for Android and iOS) via Bluetooth. You can then see your top speed, the number of thrusts you recorded and how many calories you burned during sex.

By Emma Reynolds,

STAFF at Australia’s only 24-hour sex toy helpline say there’s nothing that would surprise them any more.

They’ve had calls from stressed-out women whose vibrators have run out of battery, men requesting blow-up dolls with a certain look and many, many people with things stuck inside them.

“You get really desensitised,” customer care agent Carly, 22, tells news.com.au at the Lovehoney offices in Brisbane. “I’m not fazed by anything.

“I get a 76-year-old woman whose husband has died and doesn’t know anything about this, to an 18-year-old boy. Everyone wants the same thing.

“It’s inspired me to spread the sexual happiness thing, education wise, I don’t think there’s enough. I really enjoy the atmosphere. I’d worked in retail for six or seven years before this, I don’t take myself too seriously, but I’m quite professional as well.”

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I’ve had some really exciting jobs in my 26 years (I even sold curtains for six months), but I’d have to say my most exciting job was working as a sales representative at a sex toy shop.

It would be an understatement to say I learned a lot from my time there. I’ve learned what can and can’t go in your butt, how to tie up a corset, which lubes are the best for different sexual activities and just about every fetish and kink in the book.

Despite all these lessons, the most important thing I learned is how frightened many straight men are by sex toys.

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With more than 20,000 visitors and 400 exhibitions, shops, and fetish performances, Berlin’s VENUS International Erotic Trade Fair is one of the biggest events of its kind. Since 1997, the annual expo has been presenting trends and innovations from the erotic sector, and last weekend marked VENUS’s 20th anniversary.

Producers and wholesalers presented their latest products—including a multitude of silicone sex dolls and latex fashion pieces—while the public was invited to participate in workshops and virtual-reality sex demos, as well as interact with a multitude of porn stars signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Passersby even had the opportunity to join in on the various strip shows and erotic performances going on in what felt like every corner of the space.