The Best 15 sex toys of 2015
We truly have a place in our collective heart for every single sex toy, book, and DVD we carry. We make a point of not stocking anything we don't actively love, but we can't help but be more in love with some sex products more than others. We aren't interested in what sells the best or gets the most Twitter mentions, but we will proudly admit that our bias tends toward the indies and underdogs of the 'sex industry'. As we've always said, the only sex objects in our shop are the products on our walls, so let's take a moment to objectify the hell out of the best sex toys of 2015 in no particular order.
No, this list isn't in any particular order, except that this is probably the most important sex toy development of the year by far and deserves top billing. The Magic Wand Original was revolutionary in its own right, but was far too intense for a lot of folks. With multiple speeds and modes, and the ability to keep on vibrating via plug when the battery power runs out, the Magic Wand Rechargeable was a long time coming, but well worth the wait.
We've always done this work for the love of it, and we find that we love the stuff we carry for all sorts of reasons. Some toys we love for their durability and low return rates, some toys we love because they do something nothing else does well, some toys we love because you all love them so darn much, and some toys we love for their amazing versatility or because they help people think about sex toys and sex in a whole new way. We love the Je Joue Ooh Series for all of those reasons and more.
We remember when this Canadian prostate massager was first released as the Happy Valley Zone, and while the staff review was overwhelmingly positive, we had reservations about the general aesthetic of the toy. You all had no such reservations, proved us wrong, and this very stimulating prostate massager got a well-deserved update in 2015! The Fuze Zone is designed to be more versatile than the original so you can use either end for prostate massage, explore g-spot play, or use it as a dual-function vibrator. The possibilities are literally endless - add a one-touch vibrator for even more fun!
This past year in sex toys was all about the return to the roots of the indie sex toy movement that spawned our very co-op in 1997. While many of the cottage industry sex toy makers of the 90s have gone pro, sold out, or left the industry entirely, 2015 has seen the return of the independent, high-quality sex toy artisan, and Oxyd represents the best of what small scale sex toy production should be all about. Made of recycled bike inner tubes in Montreal by a ridiculously lovely person, we're basically sold out of the Oxyd Creations Bike Tube Harness so either order it right now or wait for our next shipment in the new year.
Toronto's very own has done it again! If you fell in love with Province Apothecary Sex Oil for it's non-greasy and long lasting glide, making it perfect for both sex and massage, then Province Apothecary Lover's Oil is sure to make your heart swell all over again! With a coconut oil base, this oil features a smoky and sultry cedar scent that smells pretty darn sexy. Massage the nights away with this high quality oil brimming with craftsmanship and Kensington pride.
The indie spirit is alive and well and exemplified by the Hole Punch Toys Baby Carrot butt plug! Reminiscent of the classic silicone pieces produced by Dills 4 Does, Hole Punch takes whimsy and irreverence in handmade sex toy production to a whole new level. Mother Interior probably should also be on this list, but alas, we clearly have a thing for buttered baby carrots.
It isn't in our mandate or core values, but it should have been: our collective has historically despised 'underwear' strap-ons because they were basically useless for sex and our customers constantly asked for them. In fact, most of 2001 was spent special ordering terrible underwear style strap-ons for all of you and silently sobbing behind our CRT monitor and ps/2 keyboard on the 'internet computer' (the only computer that had The Internet). The cognitive dissonance was overwhelming. In any case, please don't ever ask us for a boxer brief harness other than the SpareParts Tomboii because it is truly functional, durable, sexy, and is the only boxer brief harness we've come across that meets our exacting standards. We know it took a million years for them to release it, but good things only come to those who wait, and damn, we've been waiting for this very good thing for almost twenty years now.
Whoa, Vixen. The new Vixen Aire Mustang features some notable design additions from the classic Mustang. Instead of their traditional flared base, the Vixen Aire Mustang features a base designed to contour against the wearer. Sculpted to massage against the wearer with a soft, cushioning sensation, the base also makes some serious magic happen: as the wearer presses against the base with their pelvis, it pumps air into the shaft. This results in a swelling at the base of the Mustang with each pump. Yes: swelling. Designed with harness play in mind, this dildo is an amazing new development in dildo science.