Review & Giveaway! The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys

The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys

The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys
By Violet Blue
Foreword by Charlie Glickman PhD
$14.95, Trade Paper
168 pages, 5½” x 8″
ISBN: 978-1-57344-972-4

The Good:
• Informative for beginners
• Good for couples
• Easy to read
• Lots of helpful tips

The Bad:
• Boring read for the more experienced sex toy user.

Overall Rating:

The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys will go over all the basics, and even a little more than that. It’s informative, witty, and easy to read. This is a book that will help couples communicate about the topic of sex toys, and hopefully it will help provoke conversation between couples.

For me, this is a book that I would skip around in, and only read the chapters that interest me or will benefit me the most. If you and you partner have both never used a sex toy before, or if you’re trying to convince a partner to use sex toys, this would be a perfect book for you to read from cover to cover. It will tell you everything you need to know about using sex toys, finding the right toy for you, using safe materials, and other important information that I wish I would have known when i was first starting to explore using sex toys myself.

Chapter One – Basic Models, and Care and Feeding Your Toys

  • The first chapter is very basic. It briefly starts to tell you how far sex toys have come over the last 20 years, and how there are much safer options to choose from these days. Then it starts to cover a lot of the basics; the different toys there are to choose from, what they do, how to work them, and how to keep them clean. You’ll also learn important things like using safe materials and avoiding phthalates.

Chapter Two – First Time Toys and Gifts

  • This is a great chapter for someone who is looking for the best way to initiate using sex toys with their partner. It goes over the different kinds of toys you can choose from, and goes over a lot of the basics on what they will do for you and your partner.  It also gives you tips on how to initiate giving sex toys as a gift, and tips on choosing the right one.

Chapter Three – Come Together

  • This is just another good introduction chapter for couples that are just starting out. Again, it coves introducing sex toys, except this time, in the heat of the moment. This chapter can really help to make things not as awkward the first time.

Chapter Four – Kinky Toys for Two

  • Chapter 4 does a great job at introducing/explaining toys that are more on the kinky side of play. It gives you some helpful tips on what not to buy and where to shop for quality toys. This chapter is going to only be interesting and helpful for those who are inexperienced in BDSM but want to explore using kinky toys in the bedroom for the very first time.

Chapter Five – Strap-Ons and Bend Over Boyfriend

  • If you’ve ever wanted to try switching roles/Pegging, this chapter is the one for you. It will go over the different varieties of strap-ons and dildos, and how to find one that fits and feels just right. It also includes a lot of tips on fun things you can do with your new dick. I found this chapter to be a lot of fun to read.

Chapter Six – Teledildonic Toys: Online Sex for Two

  • Teledildonic  is also known as cyberdildonics , which are electronic sex toys that can be controlled by a computer in order to reach orgasm. In this chapter you’ll learn about USB sex toys, and how the internet is a whole new world of sex. It will also tell you about webcams, and give you some sexy webcam tips. If you’re someone who is new and interested in the world of webcam, this is a good chapter for you to read.

Chapter Seven – Sex Machines

  • Sex machines have always interested me, so I was really interested in reading this chapter. If you’re not sure what a sex machine is, this chapter will explain to you exactly what it is. It will also tell you all the ways to enjoy a sex machine, and also the best places to purchase one. Sex machines are really expensive, so do your research before you ever buy one.

Chapter Eight – Exotic Sex Toy

  • In chapter 8 you’ll read about the more exotic sex toys you can find on the market, such as glass, metal, stone, etc. You’ll also read about some cool animal shaped/exotic dildos that are made.

Chapter Nine – Sex Furniture

  • This chapter introduced me to a lot of sex furniture I’ve never heard of or seen before. It also briefly goes into some BDSM accessories, such as furniture like items like bondage beds. There are a lot of fun items in this chapter and they were definitely worth reading, in my opinion.

Chapter Ten – Shop Smart and Recommend Resources

  • You’re going to find helpful resources/guides to things like shopping online, safe sex, and other reading recommendations. This is definitely a chapter I see myself looking back on in the future.

Overall this was a very easy read. It’s definitely a book for someone new to the world of sex toys. I loved all the tips that this book gives you. You will find that in a lot of the chapters there is a small section that gives you tips that are actually worth reading. That is probably one of my favorite things about this book, I don’t consider myself to be all that experienced, so this was a good read for me. I also have a lot of friends that I could recommend this book to.

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Book Description: 

The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys
By Violet Blue

Feeling adventurous? In this witty and well-informed guide, bestselling author and chief sex education pundit Violet Blue explains how to choose and use sex toys to play and explore together—and have mind-blowing sex. Also featuring new content by the renowned Dr. Charlie Glickman, The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys helps couples redefine alone time. Violet offers tips on creative usage and ideas for introducing sex toys to a relationship for sex toy novices and practiced enthusiasts alike.
Violet’s Bio:
Violet Blue (, @violetblue) is the best-selling author of numerous sex-instruction books, including The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus and The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio. She also writes about erotica, pornography, and sexual pleasure and health for magazines such as O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Glamour, Maxim, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Penthouse, Redbook, and more. She lives in San Francisco.


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