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Essays Tagged: Toys



BDSM Toybox by Author Unknown
Filed in: toys, play, scene

A friend recently told me about a fly swatter he had that's "Texas size." Cool! I have a dozen or so little girl hair clips I found that are iridescent butterflies and dragonflies and bumble[...]

A Little Drool Never Hurt Anyone: Basics of Gags and Gagging by Norische
Filed in: how-to, gags, toys

Gags come in a variety of different styles, sizes and materials. There are two basic reasons that one uses a gag, to keep the mouth open or to keep the mouth closed, other than that their function is [...]

Shocking! Absolutely Shocking!: Part III - Fact VS Fallacy: The Violet Wand by Norische
Filed in: toys, electroplay

1. Ceramic core wands are better quality than wax core wands. Fallacy. The fact is that violet wands contain no part that is known as a "core". The basic setup consists of a tightly wound p[...]

Cleaning Toys by Author Unknown
Filed in: toys

You'll need these things to clean your toys: * soap and hot water * one part household bleach to nine parts water * 10% hydrogen peroxide solution What if you're using a toy on someone and[...]

The Cane by John Bomberger
Filed in: toys, caning

The cane is an excellent instrument for use in administering corporal punishment. A cane is made from rattan and is normally 30 - 36 inches in length and comes in various diameters ranging from 1/4 t[...]

Floggers: Types and Usage by mysteria
Filed in: toys, flogging, play

I remember when I saw my first flogger, a long suede black one, hanging on a wall in a friends house. I picked it up playfully swinging it in a swirl and asked "What's this thing? Some s[...]

Ceiling Bolts by Jeff Dominant
Filed in: toys

There are several ways to install hooks in a conventional ceiling but all will require a hole of some size. However, if you use hardware which is just big enough for the job and install it carefully w[...]

Violet Wands by Lady Gwyneth Rose
Filed in: toys, electroplay

Ahhh, violet wands... the lovely little glass tubes that become a luminescent purple and emit purple little sparks when they are activated. The violet wand has been around for a very long time indeed [...]