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When you hear the word “romance” you think … what? Wine, candlelight and probably flowers. I’ve often said you can’t go wrong with flowers, that wonderfully old-fashioned gesture that can say “I love you,” or “I hope you still love me,” or “I was just in 7-11 and I saw these so it was an impulse buy but it was a sweet impulse cuz I thought of you.” 

But do flowers actually make for more romance? One study from the University of Brittany in France says yes and you don’t actually even have to give them. They just have to be present to infuse the scene with warmer, more romantic feelings. 

Five young men were recruited by the school, men who were (I love this) “previously judged as being attractive by a group of women,” writes James Hall of the Telegraph and had them randomly approach women between ages 18-25 on the street in front of either a florist, bakery or shoe shop, tell them they were very pretty and ask for their phone numbers. The 600 women who were approached outside the flower shop were more likely to give their phone numbers – a quarter of them responded positively as opposed to one in ten outside the shoe shop and one in seven outside the bakery.

It’s hard to figure out why those places would rank in that order – with the shoes coming in last and the bakery in the middle. Personally if I’m looking at shoes it means I’m thinking along the lines of appearance and attractiveness and think I’d be more likely to respond positively in that situation, not to mention that the scent coming out of a bakery would (you’d think) be the equal or better of flowers. But the point is what’s going on under the radar of our reason and maybe that is as simple as flowers = romance in a way that shoes and cookies don’t. 

The Telegraph quotes Dr. Tom Buchanan of the University of Westminster who said the sight of something can trigger our emotions without realizing it and we can respond based on that trigger:

“These findings are consistent with the phenomenon known as automatic or behavioural priming. That is where ‘cues’ – or triggers – in your environment can lead you to behave in ways that are consistent with that environment.

“So the presence of the flower shop, which is associated with romance, could have primed people to behave in a way that is more receptive to the researcher’s advances.”

So if you’re trying to get a little romance in the air, getting or giving flowers or just having them around could help create that atmosphere. 

Nothing so nice as subliminal advertising you can pluck off a bush for free.

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Welcome to our weekly wrap up of recently written sex toy reviews by our blogger friends. This is a great spot to read up on all of the items you’ve been thinking about getting, but just wanted to know someone else’s opinion first. But remember, everyone is different. Just because a reviewer loved or hated a sex toy doesn’t mean you will feel the same way. Always keep in mind what you enjoy personally when reading reviews.

Romance Pleasure Kit by Lucid Obsession

Crystal Teaser by Boobies, Babies, and a Blog

Compact Discretion by Adriana Ravenlust

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Leave the tie buying to the kids and get the sexy dad in your life a present that will rev his engine this Father’s Day. After all, with all the work he’s put in he deserves a gift that will remind him that just because he changes diapers and helps out on homework he’s still the same sexy man he was before he became a dad.

For the father you’re married to or dating we recommend the Tor. It’s the gift of true sexy luxury for any man that you two can use together. A rechargeable vibrating cock ring that features several different vibration speeds, pulsations, and escalations with a 10 year warranty means you’ll be enjoying this one together for years to come. For a special treat for him turn the ring upside down so the vibrator stimulates his balls during intercourse.

For your best guy friend dad we recommend the  Bolo Tie Erection Ring. It’s a great beginner’s cock ring because of it’s superior adjustability. Plus the humor of giving your buddy a tie for Father’s Day will not be lost. Just make sure to give this gift privately as not all of his friends and family will enjoy your sense of humor.

For the man you call daddy, but isn’t your father we recommend the Heart Paddle and Mask Collection. The paddle will provide endless hours of thuddy leather spanks that will not tire your daddy’s hand and the mask will keep you guessing about when the smacks will be delivered.

Getting your dad a sexy Father’s Day gift could be a bit awkward which is why we recommend the  Ultimate Romance Kit. It’s a nice innocent way of telling your dad that you want him to have a fulfilling romantic sex life without the creepy factor. This of course only works if your dad is still with your mom or has paired off with someone else. It comes complete with everything he’d need to woo his partner into a romantic evening for two.

If you’re a father why should you wait and hope that someone else gives you the perfect sexy Father’s Day present? Get one for yourself! We recommend our most popular premium men’s toy, the Fleshlight. The soft texture and adjustable suction will feel like heaven and provide you with the relaxation you really need after a long day of screaming kids.

Didn’t see the perfect gift? Check out our men’s sex toys and take 10% off starting 6/9/11 when you use promo code DAD at checkout.

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This weekend a new contest was announced over at SexToyDay.com. This month’s prize is really only one sex toy – a Vibrating Silicone Rose that bends and twists any which way you want it – but it also includes a decadent romantic package that includes pretty much everything you could need for a romantic evening for two. Skip on over there to see all that you could win with this prize valued at a whopping $325!

Enter for your chance to win the Ultimate Romance Kit.

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Welcome to our weekly wrap up of recently written reviews of our products by our blogger friends. This is a great spot to read up on all of the items you’ve been thinking about getting, but just wanted to know someone else’s opinion first. But remember, everyone is different. Just because a reviewer loved or hated a toy doesn’t mean you will feel the same way. Always keep in mind what you enjoy personally when reading reviews.

Suction Handcuffs by The Sub Mission

Kama Sutra Intimate Moments by Tits McScandal

Tango Dancer by Curious Nicky

Pjur Power Cream by aagblog

Ben Wa Balls Contest by Curious Nicky

Waterproof Flutter by Adventures in Dating

Romantic Spa Kit by Adventures in Dating

Lucky 13 by Autumn Rain

Melt Chocolate Fondue by Garnet Joyce

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Welcome to our weekly wrap up of recently written reviews of our products by our blogger friends. This is a great spot to read up on all of the items you’ve been thinking about getting, but just wanted to know someone else’s opinion first. But remember, everyone is different. Just because a reviewer loved or hated a toy doesn’t mean you will feel the same way. Always keep in mind what you enjoy personally when reading reviews.

Body Collection Massage Creme by Toxid Lotus

Romantic Spa Kit by Hayley

Pjur Power Cream by Kit O’Connell

Nipple Suckers by Bean Fiddler

Sexy Red Babydoll Set by Adriana Ravenlust

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to buy your sweety or yourself a sexy gift. And we are definitely your one stop shop for this sensual holiday.

Couple’s Gifts

There’s a reason the WeVibe is the best selling couple’s sex toy and gets mentioned all the time in popular culture as well as amongst friends. It’s the perfect toy for couples as it’s one that hugs a woman’s genitals perfectly providing vibration for both partners. See what everyone is talking about!

Can’t afford to drop so much cash on a sex toy this year but still want to try that whole vibrations during sex thing? No problem! We also have plenty of vibrating cock rings that you could try for a fraction of the cost. For example, the Heart On vibrating cock ring is a great Valentine’s Day toy because it is easy to use, non-intimidating, feels amazing, and well … it’s covered in hearts. And unlike many of the vibrating cock rings you’ll find at the drug store, this one is reusable and the batteries can be replaced.

Check out our other Couple’s Gifts.

Gifts for Her

Get her the newest luxury toy out there that is flying off our shelves, the Vanity Vr6. This baby is designed to fit her body like a glove and throw her into a world of ecstacy with two extremely powerful motors. Plus because it’s hygenically superior and rechargeable you’ll show that you care about her and the planet. Get yours while we still have them!

Give her diamonds! Or at least a vibrator with diamond accents. The Diamond Princess Vibe will probably give her longer lasting pleasure anyway. Plus, no one had to die in the process. This variable speed waterproof vibrator is a great addition to any woman’s collection and will be on sale through the holiday season.

Check out our other Gifts for Women.

Gifts for Him

Show him you care about his pleasure by giving him one of our best selling male masturbators, the Tenga Squeeze Play. A giant step up from his hand, this toy offers sensations like no other with nubbies and suction for his enjoyment. Experience the difference of Tenga.

Never underestimate the power of lingerie. This may look like a present for you, but we both know it’s really for him. This Sexy Red Babydoll Set is the perfect romantic VDay color and comes with a satin eye mask and wrist cuffs. Plus all lingerie is currently $10 off (discount shows up in cart).

Check out more Gifts for Men and our Lingerie Department.

Romantic Gifts

The above ideas may be a little too risque for some of our readers and we totally understand that. Maybe you prefer to set a mood. We have great gifts for you too!

The Ultimate Romance Kit is sure to help you escape your every day woes and slip into a romantic evening for two. It comes with everything you need except two lovers and a bottle of your favorite sparkling beverage. For a limited time you can save $120 on it! Or get it for free by entering our make romance a priority contest going on now.

Chocolates are the traditional Valentine’s Day gift so why not make it a little sexier by licking chocolate off of each other with our decadent Melt Fondue. It can even be heated up in the microwave for a warm treat on a cold February night.

For more romantic gifts check out our massage and body products department.

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Too many folks let the importance of romance and spending time together fall by the way side. We are busy folks with busy lives.  MyPleasure wants to help you get back in the swing of things of finding time for yourself and your partner. 

So how do we do this?  We offer you a great incentive to reconnect with the passion in your life.  What’s the incentive – a happy and orgasmic you, oh and great prizes.  This contest is for everyone.  If you post on our FB wall with how you make romance important you are in.  If you post a comment on our blog you are in.  If you tweet with our hashtag (#maketime4love) you are in.  If you post on your blog you are in.  If you make a video you are in. Everyone has a chance to take part and let us know how you make romance a priority in your busy life.

What you’ll win: The Ultimate Romance Kit which has pretty much everything you’ll need for a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day (and many more days) plus a MyPleasure Waterproof Pocket Rocket. Together these items are valued at over $300.

How to enter:

1. On our facebook wall tell us how you make time for romance. 1pt

2. Comment on this post with how important romance is for you and how you make time for it. 1 pt

3. Tweet once per day telling your followers how you make romance a priority and include our hashtag #maketime4love.  Ex: I always give my partner a kiss on my way out the door #maketime4love – Each tweet must be a different tip.  1 pt

4. Write a blog post about how you make romance a priority and link to this post. 3 pts

5. Make a video and post it on YouTube telling people how you make romance a priority during your busy schedule and don’t forget to mention the contest and where people can find it. 5 pts

Rules:

1. You must be 18+ and a US resident to enter the contest.

2. MyPleasure employees and contractors are not elligible.

3. Contest will run through 11:59 PM PST 1/23/11 and a winner will be announced by 1/25/11.

4. Winners will be determined by random number generator. The more times you enter, the more chances there are to win.

So tell us, how do you make romance a priority?

PS: Don’t forget to enter the SexToyDay contest to win the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift (WeVibe, massage candle, scented rose petals, and a bottle of silky lube). That one ends this Saturday!

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and one gift that will never ever fail you is flowers. Flowers can never be the wrong size or color and no one ever sees them and says “Oh, I love them but I’m dieting!”

Flowers never send the wrong message. But what message to do different flowers send?

Different blossoms have different meanings assigned to them by various cultural and folkloric traditions and some genuses have an over-arching meaning but different associations according to their color.

Red roses are the Valentines Day favorite and never fail to conjure the spirit of romantic love, whether in a huge bouquet or a single stem. But yellow roses, in Victorian times, signified jealousy while orange is the color to send to convey fiery passion.

Daisies are certainly never an unwelcome sight but if passion is what you’re after, know that the daisy tends to symbolize innocence. Blue violets symbolize fidelity; they are identified with one of the greatest love affairs ever, that of Napoleon and Josephine, the latter of whom doted on violets and wore them on her wedding dress. The long, elegant gladiolus mean strength of character and sincerity, which may not sound romantic but are pretty good qualities to feel are still abundant in a long term relationship. There’s probably a reason you don’t see a lot of poppies given as bouquets: though they have represented fertility and magic they are more generally associated with death and sleep. Not so romantic. Similarly, a striped carnation means refusal or sorrow and having to say no.

Carnations in general, however, have good connotations, especially deep red, which mean deep love, and pink which means a lasting bond; in China carnations symbolize betrothal or marriage. White tulips mean forgiveness, while yellow means hopelessly in love and multi-colored means you have beautiful eyes. Yellow chrysanthemums are a no-go, meaning ‘slighted love,’; stick to red or white which mean love and loyal love respectively.

If you wanted a personalized a bouquet you could send your sweetie’s birth flower, the flower of the state they’re from (New Yorker’s have it the easiest; their state flower is the rose) or if you really want to get fancy the flowers of their national heritage (this is iffy: those orchids are sure the impress a lady fromVenezuela, but you have to know your Canadian sweetheart pretty well to judge whether she’ll be thrilled to get a bouquet of maple leaves).

So there are some example of flower meanings but to the person getting them they’ll all mean you remembered and you cared: flowers also have a certain amount of instant karma. Kisses are sure to come to you automatically.

Triple points, by the way, if you if you send them to the beloved at work or in some other public venue where everyone can see what a gorgeous bouquet your sweetheart just got and coo over how lucky he or she is. It’s good to get flowers. And it’s also pretty spiffy to be seen getting flowers.

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First of all, we’d like to offer our congrats to Amber from Alabama on winning the Connoisseurs’ Kit. There were over 1400 entries into the contest! And who is surprised? After all, we were offering up a Lelo vibe, 2 Jimmyjane products, and a bottle of lube valued at $180!

Did you know that we would be sponsoring giveaways on SexToyDay.com every month up until next year’s Sex Toy Day on November 3, 2011? This month we’re giving away the perfect romantic package to get you in the Valentines Day mood. And since a winner will be picked on January 15th you’ll get it in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day. Enter to win the only dual stimulation wearable vibrator that everyone is raving about, the WeVibe, as well as Jimmyjane Afterglow Dark Vanilla scented massage candle,  a bottle of MyPleasure’s very own Sensual Essence Silk lubricant,  and A Bed of Roses including over 150 scented silk rose petals and tea lights to help you set the mood. This prize is valued at over $160!

All you have to do to enter is submit your email address here. Make sure to check back monthly for new giveaways to get free sex toys.

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