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Wanachi 101

The original Wanachi by Pipedream was released in 2004 and broke new ground as far as wand vibrators go. Unlike the others, Wanachi was rechargeable and portable with its detachable power chord, all the while, still offering the power and non-phallic look so many enjoyed in this type of vibrator.

 

PD3020 - The Original Wanachi

Wanachi has since expanded into a complete line, ranging in a wide variety of sizes and colors. What sets Wanachi apart is the sturdy flexible neck made of silicone and whisper quiet powerful Japanese motor.

 

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These motors offer unparalleled power, performance, and durability. Pipedream’s Product Development team refined and perfected these wands to withstand much more than other wands made of cheaper plastic.

We encourage all to compare for themselves (or demonstration for your customers). You will no doubt see the Wanachi by Pipedream to be far superior in every way.

Here is an overview of all the features and benefits of each Wanachi we offer to help customer’s pick the one that is right for him or her.

WANACHI AT-A-GLANCE OVERVIEW

Understanding BASIX Measurements

Many write in to us asking for more information on how we measure our BASIX Rubber Works vibrators and dongs. It’s especially confusing when you see these items with other measurements on various online retailer websites. Those online retailers could have a different way of measuring products than we do.

So here is an overview of how we measure BASIX vibrators and dongs, so you’ll at least understand the dimensions listed on our website. It should give some perspective on how

Our measurement is the widest part of the shaft.

other sites get their measurements.

Definitions:
Circumference (aka ‘girth’) measured around the shaft.
Wide measured across from one side to the other.
Length measured by entire length of the toy.
Insertable Lengthmeasured by the entire portion of the toy that can be inserted into your body.

Pipedream measures its width and circumference (aka girth) at the widest part of the product’s insertable area. For instance, our website states the circumference of the 12″ Dong with Suction Cup as 7.5-inches, while some retailers state that it is 7. As you can see in this photo, the widest point that measures 7.5″ is near the head of the dong’s phallip tip. Lower down the shaft the dong measures 7″ around. We measure at the widest part because its important for the user to know exactly how much he or she will need to accommodate to be able to use the item.

Another question many have is about the length of our dongs. Do Dongs with Suction Cups have the full insertable inches that is in the name of the package? The answer no, the length in the name of the product is the entire length of the toy including the balls and suction cup. As a general rule, to get the insertable inches for any dong that has balls and or a suction cup base, simply subtract 2″ from the inches listed in the name of the dong. For instance…

 

Subtract 2 inches to get insertable for items with balls/suction cup base.

Subtract 2 inches to get insertable for items with balls/suction cup base.

If the BASIX dong does not have balls or suction cup base, the length on the package is still the entire length of the item and most of these can be inserted all the way to the base. This will of course vary from item to item, so be sure to check the product detail page for complete product dimensions and get informed before making your decision on which BASIX dong or vibrator is right for you.

If you’re still not sure, please watch this short FAQ video:

If you have any additional questions ask a SEXPERT or email us at info@pipedreamproducts.com.

“HEY! I can’t get the batteries out!”

Having trouble getting the batteries loaded into your new WOW! Vibe? You’re not alone. Many seem to be confused on how to properly insert the batteries on some of our WOW! Vibrators, specifically 1, 2, 3 & 5. Though there are subtle differences in size, all four of these vibrators’ battery compartments load identically… and contrary to popular opinion, a screwdriver is not required.

Place your index finger on each side of the bottom of the vibe where the battery compartment is, squeeze and pull down away from the tip of the vibrator.

Squeeze & pull down.

It’s that easy. You do not to unscrew the cap on the bottom of the vibe. Here is a video to show you for the folks who are more visually inclined.

WOW! No. 4 & 6 – twist counter clockwise to open battery compartment.

NOTE: WOW! Vibe No. 4 & 6 feature a battery compartment that screws open with a single twist.

Cleaning & Maintaining Masturbators

From pocket sized to full scale body part replicas!

Male masturbators need to be cleaned and maintained properly between uses to keep them fresh, lifelike, supple, and to increase the lifespan of your investment. We get asked all the time how to clean and store masturbators correctly, so here is an easy to follow step by step guide to walk you through:

1. After you’re finished enjoying your masturbator, wash it thoroughly with hot water and Pipedream’s Anti Bacterial Toy Cleaner specially formulated for our Fanta Flesh and TPE masturbation sleeves and body part molds. You can also stick the opening to the tunnel up to a faucet to flush debris or use an enema to clean the inside out.*

1. Clean

2. Absorb all of water you can with a towel, including the water toward the end of the love tunnel openings. Let stand to air dry an additional 15 minutes.

2. Towel Dry + Air Dry

3. Dust the exterior with Revive Powder and spread around entire exterior of masturbator. This will absorb any residual moisture that is left on the piece.**

3. Revive to get any residual moisture

Spread the openings (1 at a time) and sprinkle Revive inside. Run through as far as possible with your fingers. If necessary you can sprinkle more in. Once it’s dry to the touch and your finger slides through easily, you’ve absorbed the residual moisture inside.**

Following these steps will lengthen the life of the toy, keep it feeling more lifelike and pleasurable while using it. Not following these steps will cause the material to deteriorate quicker and become ‘sticky’ during future use.

Be sure to check out our new male masturbator Care Kit too!

Everything you need to clean, enjoy & maintain your masturbator collection.

NOTES…
Some choose to wash their masturbator before using it as well as after. Follow the same basic procedure outlined above to clean the toy before, but do not dust it with Revive powder.

* If Pipedream’s Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner is not available you may use a household anti-bacterial soap, such as DIAL.
** If Pipedream’s Revive Power is not available you may use a powder such as cornstarch or talc as a substitute.

Additional questions can be directed to info@pipedreamproducts.com.

Be Gentle It’s Your First Time

If you have never explored your prostate, using a toy for the first time can be a confusing, scary experience. So we put together some tips & advice from our in-house ‘prostate whisperer’ to help your first experience go smoother and be more enjoyable.

You wont believe how it feels until you experience it yourself!

You wont believe how it feels until you experience it yourself!

The prostate is one of the most tender areas of the man’s body. Those who are brave enough to put masculinity and sexuality aside and give it a try might still be fearful of doing harm, inflicting pain, or permanent damage. All of this can be avoided and you can enjoy it, even the first time if you do some preparation and pick the right toy to start off with.

Drink plenty of water a day or two before.

Drink plenty of water a day or two before.

ADVANCED PREPARATION
Plan a day to embark on your new adventure and then a couple of days before drink more water than you normally do and avoid spicy foods. Being hydrated and having a blander diet for 72 hours before anal activity will ease discomfort.

IMMEDIATE PREPARATION

Having an enema before any type of anal play is a good idea. Not only is it more sanitary, if you use warm water it will help relax the muscles so you can insert the toy easier.

PD2733-00 Unisex Enema

PD2733-00 Unisex Enema

If you wish not to take and enema before your prostate play, we recommend getting some thin latex or nitrile gloves that can be disposed of easily after you’re done. Gloves will also prevent any jagged nails or rough fingertips from disrupting your pleasure.

Be good to your backside and it will be good to you.

Be good to your backside and it will be good to you.

RELAX

Do some stretches. Lay with a heating pad under your buttocks for 15-20 minutes after the enema and before anal activity. This will not only relax the muscles in your behind region, it will give you time to be sure you’ve expelled all the water before beginning play. It’s also a good idea to use a towel under you, just in case.

LUBRICATE

Thicker lubricants formulated for anal play are best for prostate exploration, but if you have a favorite lube you want to use, feel free. Just be sure if you are using a silicone toy, not to use a silicone lube. If you have a water-based lubricant, have a little cup or bowl of water nearby. A couple of drops can reactivate your lubricant and make it slippery again and last longer, saving you money in the long run.

GETTING STARTED

It’s best to take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with your nether regions using your fingers. Feel around and get an idea for where you are most sensitive both at the point of entry as well as throughout your perineum. When you feel you are ready, apply some lubricant to the tip of your index and middle finger and slide it around the entire point of entry.

You can't handle a toy until you can handle a finger (or 2)

You can't handle a toy until you can handle a finger (or 2)

When you are ready insert your well lubricated finger, slowly. You will need to get the entire canal lubricated, so it might take a couple of tries and some extra drops of lube. Once you’ve successfully inserted your finger all the way inside, feel around again upward toward your testicles so you can know exactly where your prostate is before inserting any toy.

If you experience discomfort, just pause, breathe deep and try to relax. Take your time, a mind blowing P-spot orgasm is worth the wait and if you rush yourself you’ll scare yourself off from going through with it and experiencing that pleasure.

PD9718-00 - 1 oz. MOIST ANAL LUBE

PD9718-00 - 1 oz. MOIST ANAL LUBE

When you think you are ready, grab the toy you have chosen, lubricate it and maybe put a couple more drops on and in the point of entry. When it comes to anal play, PLENTY of lubricant is important to make the experience enjoyable and more comfortable. This is another reason its good to have a towel under you.

Insert the tip of the prostate massager and push in gently until you feel any type of discomfort. Then stop, take a deep breath and exhale and try a little more. If you feel it isn’t working for you, just slowly remove the toy and do some more deep breathing and stretches. Just keep trying and slowly, gently explore until you can get the toy inserted in you all the way.

BUT WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT TOY TO USE FIRST?

If you haven’t chosen a prostate stimulator yet, be sure to check out our post explaining the varieties we offer for the beginner. Pipedream has plenty of toys to graduate to over time when you are ready to take it to the next level.

NOTE: Some might think using an anal desensitizing cream to be the answer. These creams and sprays are better for those who are more experienced with anal play. The people who know their bodies and limits who are ready to push them further. So if you are new, take some time, be patient and breath through it. Once you have a little more experience under your belt and know your prostate better, then you can dabble with some desensitizing sprays or creams to help get you to the next level of play.

Sex, Chocolate, and You

Chocolate or sex... which do YOU prefer?

Chocolate has been said to be a natural aphrodisiac and has been said to increase libido as well as improve your sex life. Chocolate has even been said to help women when suffering from premenstrual tension and some have even joked that chocolate is better than sex.

Nothing is better than sex in our opinion, but to each their own!

July 7th is Chocolate Day (apparently, there’s more than one). So we have rounded up some interesting facts about our second favorite treat:

- Mayans created a ritual beverage shared during marriage ceremonies made from cocoa
- Approx. 40 million people worldwide depend on cocoa for their livelihood
- Most of the world’s chocolate comes from West Africa
- Cocoa beans once served as money in South American civilizations
- Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance said to produce a feeling similar to falling in love
- Chocolate melts in your mouth because the melting point of cocoa butter is just blow 98.6 degree F
- Allowing chocolate to melt in your mouth produces brain activity similar to passionate kissing

Most of the world's cocoa supply comes from West Africa

Most of the world's cocoa supply comes from West Africa


Since it increases sex drive and produces feelings similar to love or kissing, chocolate can be just as good a friend to the single as it can a couple celebrating a romantic occasion (ie. wedding, honeymoon, Valentine’s Day, divorce).

Fudgy Fun For Lovers!

Fudgy Fun For Lovers!


Pipedream’s Chocolate Fantasy Body Topping is one of our most popular items for couples. It’s available in 4 scrumptious flavors including Raspberry, Strawberry, Almond, and Cafe Mocha. It’s available in pillow pack samplers, 1 oz. trial size or 13 oz bottles for those who know the flavor they like best.

We hope you make the most out of Chocolate Day whether you’re single, partnered or in between!

FAQ: Basix Rubber & Lube Compatibility

BASIX Made Fresh Daily

Time and again we get asked about what types of lubes are compatible with our Basix Rubber Works Collection of dongs and vibrators and specifically if silicone lube is safe to use. This question likely stems from what people know about Silicone toys not being compatible with silicone lubricants.

But this rules doesn’t apply to our Basix Collection. These dongs and vibrators are made here in the USA at Pipedream’s factory in Chatsworth using hypoallergenic, phthalate-free rubber so they are compatible with all different types of lubricant that Pipedream makes including original waterbased MOIST, Anal, Gel, Lite, Glycerine Free, Mist, Heating or even our MOIST Flavored lubricants.

The MOIST Lubricant Collection

Silicone Strap On Sizing

We’ve received several recent inquiries asking for more information about our Fetish Fantasy Series Silicone Strap-ons.

Purple item#: PD3772-12 / Pink item#: PD3772-11

Purple item#: PD3772-12 / Pink item#: PD3772-11

Available in pink or purple, these Silicone Strap-Ons is perfect for beginners because of the small to moderate size of the dong. The dong, being made of silicone, measures a mere 6 insertable inches in length. Its width varies between 1 at the most narrow point and 1.5-inches at the widest point, when measured from side to side.

Silicone Strap-On in Pink & Purple from the Fetish Fantasy Series

Silicone Strap-On in Pink & Purple from the Fetish Fantasy Series

The sturdy nylon harness has an adjustable waistband that can accommodate up to 37-inches. As a general rule, these strap-ons are intended for someone up to approximately 160 – 180 lbs.

From petite to 37" Waist

From petite to 37" Waist

Pipedream is working on a complete sizing chart which will be available soon. In the meantime if you have any questions about the sizing of a specific product ask one of our Sexperts or email info@pipedreamproducts.com.

ANOTHER QUESTION ASKED since this was originally posted…
Can they be removed to clean the dong? –
Yes, the dong comes in the box and needs to be attached to the included harness. It is not compatible with other harnesses, but Pipedream is working on a complete line of interchangeable dongs and universal harness, which we will unveil at ANME in July 2011. You can clean the silicone dong and nylon harness using our Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner or soap and hot water.

If you are looking for a larger or more versatile harness and enjoy the high quality of true medical grade silicone, be sure to check out our new Fetish Fantasy Elite collection. Here are some blog posts with all the details about our beginner, advanced and new breathable harness (for those who need extra comfort) as well as the wide variety of dongs and dildos that you can use with them.

Vibrators 101: Part 2 G-Spot Vibes

Diagram of the G-spot

The “G-spot” is short for Gräfenberg Spot and refers to a small bean shaped area of the vagina that when stimulated properly can result in more powerful orgasms and/or female ejaculation.

It is located about 1 to 3 inches up from the vaginal wall between the opening of the vagina and urethra. There is debate over the proof of its existence, yet countless women swear by it and many toys are now designed with G-Spot stimulation in mind.

For a more technical inside look at the G-spot, female prostate and more information about female ejaculation visit The Clitoris dot com.

For now, lets delve into Part 2 of our Vibrators 101 blog series focusing onG-Spot Vibes!

PD1149-11 Pretty Pearl G-Spot Massager in Pink

Pipedream Products has nearly fifty vibrators designed for G-spot stimulation. Why so many?

Because everyone is built a little differently, so its best to visit your gynecologist and familiarize yourself with the landscape of your own anatomy so you’ll have a better idea of what length or girth will work right for you.

In part 1 of our Vibrators 101 blog series, we mentioned the Le Reve Curved Massager. It’s a great place to start if you are new to vibes or attempting to discover your G-spot for the first time.

Our Pretty Pearl G-Spot Massagers are made of flexible medical grade TPR and offers moderately powerful vibration, perfect for the beginner. It’s silky smooth, non-porous and waterproof so you can use it in the shower or bath.

Another vibe that has received numerous rave reviews for G-Spot stimulation is the Slender G. Made of hard plastic, a little lube will go a long way with this vibe. One reviewer officially dubbed it the “squirt whisperer” in her review of the vibe. In her own words:

“…if you have a vagina, and you want to see if you can squirt, this is your best bet. Hell, even if you don’t want to squirt it’s a great toy, it provides a good range of vibration, and it’s only around $16!”

PD1015 is available in Pink or Purple

Women who prefer to stimulate their clitoris externally while massaging the G-spot internally should definitely check out our Hannah Harper Butterly Vibe. It’s waterproof, boasts 7 functions, is made of silicone and curved to hit the G-spot with small nubs for increased sensation. This one is better for those who’ve already discovered their sweet spot and want even more stimulation!

HH114-00 Offers G-Spot & External Clit Stimulation

Be sure to check out our entire range of G-spot vibrators and if you have questions about any specific vibe, feel free to ask one of our Sexperts!

Vibrators 101: Part 1 – Simple, Classic Vibes

Vibrators are no longer taboo. Women and men from every walk of life proudly use them to enhance their pleasure and overall sexuall wellness. But with so many different types of vibrators on the market these days, it leaves many vibrators newbies to wonder, ‘just which vibrator is right for me?’

So many choices. But which vibrator is right for me?

So many choices. But which vibrator is right for me?

With Vibrators 101 we will give a complete overview of the different types of vibrators we offer. In this first installment we’ll discuss Simple, Classic Vibes.

Once you understand the functions and purpose of the different types of vibrators, choosing the one that is right for you becomes much easier.

Take a moment to think about what you’re looking to achieve in the bedroom. Is it, better self pleasure when alone? Better orgasms than you’re getting during regular intercourse? Stimulators that you can use with a partner? A vibrator that will help you reach that elusive G-spot orgasm?

Once your sexual wellness goal is clear in your mind, read on and check out the best selling & best reviewed vibrators we have linked in each category and let Pipedream make your orgasms even better!

Simple, Classic Vibrators

If you have never tried a vibrator before, start with one that is simple in design and features. The Original Wanachi plugs into your wall and offers the most power of any vibrator in our catalog. Wanachi also comes in a variety of sizes and functions including multiple speeds as well as attachments to enhance your experience.

PD3020-00 The Original Wanachi

PD3020-00 The Original Wanachi

Another simple vibrator comes from our Neon Luv Touch slim line and features an easy to adjust dial control that lets you pick the setting that is right for you. Neon luv Touch Slims feature a soft velvety plastic coating and are available in full assortment of colors including pink, purple and blue. It’s also available in a ribbed version if you’re looking for extra texture in a variety of colors.

PD1109-11 Pink Neon Luv Touch Slims

PD1109-11 Pink Neon Luv Touch Slims

PD1125-11 Pink Ribbed Neon Luv Touch Slims

PD1125-11 Pink Ribbed Neon Luv Touch Slims


Our Le Reve Slimline G massagers have been touted as a perfect beginners vibe due to their ergonomic design and multispeed function. It’s waterproof and perfect for bathroom alone time. Award wining author and sex toy reviewer Mitzi Rae reviewed this vibrator and calls it “an interesting massager with a perfect shape to stimulate the G-spot.” You can read her complete review on her blog to learn even more about this perfect first timer’s vibe.

Le Reve Slimline G PD1163-11

We will discuss more about G-spot vibrators in another installment of Vibrators 101. For now let’s focus on a few more simple, classic vibes and finish up this category.

Penis Shaped vibrators have been around since the dawn of the dildo and are still a favorite for many women. These are ideal if you are looking for a vibrator to mimic real sex with a male partner when one isn’t available (or is too busy watching the game). What you should know about these vibrators is they are available in a variety of materials from soft jelly to hard plastic (completely firm) and many choices in between including latex (moderately firm) , realistic Fanta Flesh (soft) and rubber (moderately firm).

PD4240-21 Basix Rubber Works 6" Vibrating Penis Shaped Vibe

PD4240-21 Basix Rubber Works 6" Vibrating Penis Shaped Vibe

Take some time and click through our website to see the many choices we offer and come back to our blog soon for part 2 of our Vibrators 101 guide. Our website also features many demonstration videos. When you see the play video icon under a product, click on it so you can get an even better idea as to the size of the vibrators as well as some of its functions.

Now that you’ve read this you can probably narrow down the choices a bit better. If you still have any questions about specific vibrators or any item on our website, you can ask one of our Sexperts for more information so we can make sure you pick the vibrator that is right for you before shelling out any of your hard earned money. Be sure to link or include the item number(s) you’re asking about so we can answer you as quickly and efficiently as possible.