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Evolution Of Sex Toys Throughout History.

It can be unsettling thinking about your grandmother or grandfather having sex or, heaven forbid, using a vibrator. But our ancestors have have been using sex toys before them.

There are a lot of reason why we decided to make our toys for metal, sustainability, body safe materials etc.. However, we were also inspired by history, some of the oldest sex toys we have discovered have been made from metal. This brings us to our first sex toy on our list.

2,000 YEARS AGO

A bronze dildo was found inside the tomb of an aristocrat in the Chinese city of Yizheng in the Jiangsu province. Judging by the materials and intricate details used when creating this relic, the ancient Chinese considered sex toys an art form.  Similar to another sex toy company that manufactures out of metal.

~2,000 YEARS AGO

People have been tinkering with their rear for century, but one of the few sex toys we have found is his jade and bronze butt plug was discovered in the tomb of a king near modern-day Shanghai. Researchers believe the butt plugs were actually used to seal certain orifices in corpses and to maintain the body’s chi (the life force and energy found in the body), not as sex toys. But one must wonder why the penis shape, if this was created to act as a plug.

ANCIENT GREECE

The Greeks were light years ahead of their time and their sex toys embody this. This dildo can be considered one of the first biodegradable dildos ever made, right after the banana.

1869

Let’s move forward to the industrial revolution, the leaps in technology also affected sex toys. The steam-powered Manipulator is known as the first hand-crank vibrator ever created — years before electricity would truly change the game. American physician George Taylor came up with this unique, utterly frightening design, which consists of a dildo attached to a steam engine that produced vibrations. 

Although, before you praise Taylor for creating the vibrator, this contraption was created to treat women of “hysteria” and by “hysteria,” they meant sexual frustration, but it would be decades before those actual words would be used. 

1880S-1900S

Macaura’s Pulsocon Hand Vibrator was one of the more advanced hand-crank vibrators created in the 1880s and sold throughout the early 1900s.  If you ignore the torture design that was popular in the 1800s , this vibrator was technological marvel. This handheld vibrator was capable of delivering 5,000 vibrations per minute. 

This vibrator also gives you a workout, to power it you had to hold one end, place the other on your body, and then manually turn the crank handle. 

Again this vibrator was created to treat “hysteria” in women, but I think we got the last laugh in the end!

In our next article we will explore sex toys from the 90s, stay tuned…

How to Use Your Crowned Jewels Titanium Kegel Egg

Getting the most out of your Titanium Kegel Egg

Every now and again we are asked if we have any tips or suggestions for how to use our amazing products. With that in mind we thought it would be a good idea to write some posts that provide guidance on how to use a product. This is how to get the most out of your metal  Titanium Kegel Egg

So, you asked us what is the best way to use our Kegel Eggs;

The first thing to realise about Kegel eggs, is that they work by providing the challenge of using the pelvic muscles to hold the egg in place. Kegel Eggs are obviously, egg shaped. That is to say they have a fat end and a narrower end. When you first start using your egg, and we recommend you start with the Medium egg as its slightly lighter; you should insert the thin end first. This means the fatter end is resting on the pelvic floor and therefore, the egg is easier to retain. As your pelvic muscles become more toned you can move to inserting the egg, fat end first. Because the thin end is resting on the pelvic floor, it is more of a challenge for the pelvic muscle to retain the egg.

As your pelvic muscle becomes more toned you can move from the medium egg, to the Larger Kegel Egg. Another option is to use a pair of Kegel Balls. Starting with one ball, and moving to two balls as your muscles become more toned.

We suggest that at first you practice with your Kegel Egg / Ball at home to build your muscle tone and confidence before wearing it during any social situations to avoid an ‘oops!’ moment!

Regardless of whether you use a Kegel Egg or Kegel Balls the instructions for using them are the same :

Step 1: Empty your bladder before inserting your Egg into your vagina.

Step 2: If you need help for your Egg to glide in, put a little lubrication on it. Inserting your Egg is similar to inserting vaginal tampons. Relax and take your time inserting it, lift one leg up or for first time users, insert it while lying down.

Step 3: To hold the Egg in the vagina, squeeze first the inside thigh muscles of your leg and then your PC muscles, pulling them upwards inside your pelvis. You should get a feeling of fullness and feel the weight of the Egg in your vagina. To begin with, stay seated whilst holding your Egg in. As you get more confident, you can stand up and move around. Eventually, you will get used to the feeling and be able to squeeze the Egg more tightly as you use it regularly and your strength increases.

Step 4: The Kegel Egg should be held inside your vagina for at least 15 minutes in a day so that your PC muscles are strengthened. For a better workout you can hold them inside for as long as you feel comfortable.

Step 5: In case the Egg falls out, it should be washed using soap and water before being inserted back in.

Step 6: You can remove the Egg in several ways such as: sneezing, jumping up and down, coughing, or, the way we recommend, simply sitting and squeezing it out! The Egg will feel hot when it comes out, this is perfectly normal – once you’ve tried it, you’ll know what we mean!

Step 7: Please make sure you thoroughly wash and dry your Kegel Egg thoroughly before and after use. Please don’t use any abrasives and be sure to pop your egg back into its soft drawstring pouch so your Egg keeps it’s luscious sleek and shiny appearance.

N.B: Your Kegel Egg is for Vaginal use only and should never be inserted into the rectum. If you have any other questions, please do contact us.

If you are still undecided with purchasing one of our eggs check out this 5-star review by Scandarella!

Do Intelligent People Have Better Sex Lives?

Does a High IQ Equal a Better Sex Life?

It’s long been the subject of debate that the more intelligent you are, the more likely you are to have a better sex life, but where do you draw the lines? Is a simple person more likely to enjoy a simple sex life? Does intelligence mean better informed choices, a bigger sexual appetite and the desire to try different things? The answer is yes, yes, yes! But you need to be clever in the sense that your mind is a very powerful sexual tool. Think sexy to be sexy. Get that imagination going and visualize your desires.

A survey in the Telegraph, carried out by Lovehoney, begs the question

‘Does a high IQ equal a high sex drive?’

This survey shows that in Universities and Colleges around the country, Cambridge leads the field for greatest amount of sex toy purchases, closely followed by Oxford, but does that therefore demonstrate an intelligence / sex drive correlation?

In general, people who strive to achieve great things and better themselves, tend to try and do this in all aspects of their lives and consequently, their drive in the bedroom, is no different to the boardroom. The change in attitude to sex and sex lives over the last few years has also helped us be more open and relaxed towards trying new things. Consequently, a sex toy is not seen as a replacement for a partner or something that should be used alone and in secret, rather than an enhancement to your sex life and something that can be enjoyed together.

In conclusion, we’re not saying you have to be a total genius to enjoy a wonderful sex life. Harness your emotional and creative intelligence in a positive way and it will increase your enjoyment. Thoughtful people will always make better partners than selfish and uninspiring ones, regardless of how beautiful they are.

A perfect toy to get your creative juices flowing, is the Marylebone Dildo  – available now on our website in two sizes and two curves, to suit all needs and desires. Please use intelligently.

 

You Don’t Have To Be In A Relationship To Celebrate Valentines Day

It’s that time of year again when love is in the air and cupid is busy with his archery but of course, you don’t have to be part of a couple to enjoy the whole idea of Valentine’s Day. It’s a day about love and caring. Loving yourself is just as important as showing your love for another, therefore, whether you’re single or in a relationship, make sure you embrace it and care for yourself as you would another. A little self-indulgence can always make you feel good and no doubt, if you feel good in the inside, it shows on the outside. A little love and happiness can be very infectious, encouraging others around you to enjoy Valentines in all it’s meanings.

Indulge yourself or a loved one, with one of our lovely adult toys and you will have a present that will keep on giving, whether your pleasure is gifted, solo or shared. We have created some special edition pieces, just for Valentine’s day.

A Marylebone Dildo, an Upminster Plug, a Kegel Egg and Hampton Court Cock Ring, all in Solid Titanium

Each piece is adorned with hearts all hand applied, therefore ensuring that each piece is totally unique. We also encourage custom requests of colour and design. Please ask if you are after something in particular.

Set aside some proper time for play and pleasure. Dress up, choose your favourite music and set the scene to make your Valentines a memorable experience. This could be the perfect time to try something new. To help you become more adventurous and to help you choose, here are some independent reviews of our products so you can make a confident and informed choice.

Marylebone by Emmeline Peaches:

http://emmelinepeachesreviews.com/2016/11/18/toy-review-the-crowned-jewels-marylebone-titanium-dildo/

 Upminster by Cara Sutra:

http://carasutra.com/review/crowned-jewels-upminster-blue-titanium-metal-butt-plug-review/

Kegel Eggs by Scanderella:

http://www.scandarella.com/reviews/crowned-jewels-titanium-kegel-eggs/

Hampton Court Cock Ring by some of our Etsy customers:

-I’ve several cock rings, but this one is by far the best. Beautifully made. The shape

works really well and is very comfortable.

– Fast and reliable shipment. Delighted to see the nice packaging and the unique seal. What I like the most is its unique wave like design, really different from other round ‘rings’. Fits perfectly and the thickness is just nice. The ring is perfectly designed and manufactured. A really beautiful item. Thank you!

 

10 reasons to make sex one of your ‘5 a day’

These are our 10 good reasons to make sex one of your ‘5 a Day’ and live a longer, healthier and happier life. Sounds too good to be true? Let us tell you how it can help..

 

Sex helps strengthen your immune system

If you have sex at least twice a week, the body has been seen to release more antigens into your system which helps fight off infections like colds and flu. Just think how healthy you could be if you made sex one of your ‘5 a day’, every day!

 Sex can reduce stress and lower your blood pressure

Any sort of pleasurable physical contact can improve your blood pressure significantly. Whether it’s just a quickie or a full on session, penetrative sex helps you to chill out, de-stress and lowers that blood pressure, for a happier, healthier you

 Sex could lower his risk of prostate cancer

According to studies done by Harvard Medical School, the risk of developing Prostate Cancer is reduced in men that have sex and ejaculate more often. A win/win situation for most men – having a good sex life = improving chances of living healthier for longer

Regular sex keeps you looking young

Apparently if you have sex 3 times a week or more, it can keep you looking up to 10 years younger. A natural twinkle in your eye and far more fun than face creams!

Sex can make you smarter

It has been proven that if you have sex more often, it reduces stress and you brain functions far better when you’re happy and relaxed. Therefore, more sex can actually make you smarter

Sex helps you sleep better

Having sex is great exercise and like going to the gym or for a run, it increases your heart rate which then leads on to better relaxation. For men, the hormone prolactin is released after orgasm, which makes you feel lethargic, leading to feeling naturally sleepy. Have orgasms and sleep better

 Having sex can help with pain relief

Studies have shown that people who have a regular sex life can cope better with pain and take far less pain relief medication. For women, masturbating is a great way to help relieve menstrual cramps – a technique women have been intuitively using for years

Sex is enjoyable exercise

Let’s face it – it’s far easier and appealing than going to the gym for most of us. If you have sex 3 times a week, not only are you healthier and happier, you also burn approximately 7,600 calories a year and you don’t even have to get out of bed

Having sex strengthens your Pelvic Floor

By having sex, you are naturally giving your insides a workout and strengthening your pelvic floor. Stronger pelvic floor muscles give you better orgasms, so in theory, the more sex you have, the better your sex life gets

Regular sex makes you live longer

The wonderful conclusion of all of these facts means that if you have regular sex, you are giving yourself the best chance of being healthier, happier, smarter, more chilled out and will actually live longer to enjoy all of these benefits.

No excuses now! Get on and enjoy that sex life to the full – it’s good for you!


The Vibrating Cock Ring featured in the above picture was a special commission in Sterling Silver and Platinum Cured Silicone for one our our discerning customers. We thank them for agreeing to let us use this image for our blog post.