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If you've got a geeky girl to buy for this year but you're struggling for present ideas then take a look at our flashy expensive list for Christmas 2012, complete with the coolest USB turntable, a luxury leather tote for laptops, a gold-plated vibrator and Nintendo's Wii U.

We've divided our gift guides up this year to cater for those who don't want to break the bank (our under £50 guide) and this one is specially created for those who have a money tree in their back garden. You lucky little things.

Admittedly gift guides geared up for girls may seem a bit outdated and we know both sexes can enjoy the same kind of tech (do we really need to go over this AGAIN?), but come on guys, it's the 5th of December and we're already full of mince pies and mulled wine, so couldn't think of any smarter way to divide up the ideas.

Let us know in the comments below what you've got on your Christmas list this year...

Check out some of our other Christmas 2012 gift guides: Top 5 stylish Windows 8 tablet/laptop convertibles & Top 5 UK eReaders for all budgets

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lelo1535.jpgWith Britain going crazy over Fifty Shades of Grey (we're proud to say that we HAVEN'T read it), 80-year-old charity the Family Planning Association (FPA) is now doing its bit to help Britons add more excitement in the bedroom by launching a website selling sex toys, games and DVDs.

In an attempt to challenge the 'bad and ugly' practices of the growing number of online sex shops, the FPA hopes its 'good' alterative will not only give Brits the option to choose a more ethical approach but also improve the nation's sex lives through playful fun.

All profits from sold items, which include several rabbits, a Kama Sutra card game as well as more 'advanced' toys, will go to the FPA to support its charitable work across the UK.

'The internet has created a new era of freedom for people to buy sex products and toys' explains, Terry Hawkins, Business development manager, FPA.

'Just as innovations like the Kindle and downloadable books have kick-started the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon, people also like the anonymity and choice that the internet offers for exploring their sexual desires.'

'However, we're increasingly concerned by some of the common practices in this sector and believe there is a need for safe and trusted place where people can shop with confidence.'
The FPA will change any product descriptions it feels are unnecessary explicit and boycotts products with offensive names and packaging or violent and aggressive connotations.

The site also provides its customers with advice on how to use the products safely and on any questions or concerns relating to their sexual health.

little-rooster-sex-toy.jpegIf you're looking for a better alarm clock solution that'll wake you up, leave you feeling energised AND put a smile on your face, then we'd recommend ditching those happy clappy apps that play music or those clever wake-up lights and instead opt for the Little Rooster.

The Little Rooster is an alarm clock crossed with a female sex toy. Yep, that's right, the team behind the gadget decided that there's really no better way to wake up in the morning than with some sensual vibrations.

As you'd expect from any kind of alarm clock there are a number of different settings you can play around with, there are thirty power levels, different ways to start and different intensity levels. There are also "snooze" and "snoregasm" features, which vibrate really gently as you wake up. Of course the Little Rooster can just be used as a weirdly shaped regular alarm clock too, or as a sex toy by putting on the "play" mode.

Now here's the weird part, in order to make sure it wakes you up in the best possible way, you're going to have to "wear" it inside your underwear all night and we're really not sure whether that's worth the reward in the morning...

The Little Rooster is available in pink or white from for £68.95.


Lovehoney has given the classic Rabbit vibrator a revamp, making the new device sleeker, quieter and more powerful than ever. But does it look good enough to display in your room? We're not quite so sure...

The Happy Rabbit may sound like a cute viral video of a baby rabbit being tickled, awh, but no, it's actually a large vibrator and the latest reincarnation of the popular Rabbit vibrator made oh so popular by a guest appearance on Sex and the City back in the nineties.

Despite being the most popular vibrator on the market, naughty toy retailer Lovehoney has decided to improve the design of the Rabbit and asked its dedicated customers what they want from their sex toys, other than a private demo from Ryan Gosling of course. Sorry. And that's how the Happy Rabbit was born, it's sleeker, quieter and more powerful than ever with a no nonsense design, we're so over those silly swirling beads, choice of three different power modes and a mains rechargeable battery.

There's not just one Happy Rabbit either, there are three different types, natural, realistic and g-spot. Neal Slateford, the Co-Owner of Lovehoney and Head of Product Development, said:

"People have become used to great design, where their high-tech gadgets look sleek and are easy to use. The Lovehoney Happy Rabbit is the iPhone of sex toys - it'll look great on your bedside table."

The thing that struck us most here at Shiny Shiny (being into sex toys AND Apple product) is that it's being dubbed the "iPhone of sex toys", which we assume is a good thing. It's sleek and makes people rather excited, so we have no problem with that strange comparison.

But although we're all much more open about our sex toys nowadays, do we really want to display them and show them off like we do our Apple gadgets? We're not quite sure about that just yet...

The Happy Rabbit is available from Lovehoney for £49.99 and although it's not released officially until the end of May you can order one online now.

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1484thumb.jpgWell, it's cheaper than a night out isn't it?

BusinessInsider reports:

"a New York Times/CBS news poll found that due to the recession, people were spending more time with family and friends or pursuing hobbies. One of the more popular "hobbies" seems to be sex, as condom and sex toy companies report higher sales."

In fact, the link appears to be so strong that some economists are thinking of using the sex toy market as an indicator of impending economic failure... according to BigThink which says:

"Market research in 2009 found that sales of lubricants and sexual-enhancement devices were rocketing in the recession. The argument for this surge in sales of sexual aids sounds much like the argument made for lipstick [another consumer good whose sales are supposed to boom coming up to a recession]; people need a cheap way to feel good in hard times (either that or they need a way to get hard in hard times)."

So if you were thinking of treating yourself, or someone else to one this cold winter, be assured you'll be in good company.

See our Naughty Toys category for a selection of NSFW fun from the great to the weird...


We're all for quality in the delicate area of naughty toys, but is anyone ever justified in spending 7,500 euros (£6380) on a vibrator? Are you really getting your money's worth? The world's most expensive vibrator costs as much as a small car, is plated in 18 carat gold and has a 'running' time of 4 hours. It's called the Drakes Platinum and it's on sale in Amsterdam.


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It's not all family-friendly sports games on the the Nintendo Wii. This Wii accessory, currently in private beta (very private we hope) is a vibrator. A two-way remote controlled vibrator in fact that can send sensations over the internet. This is no simple piece of buzzing plastic, the Mojowijo really uses the capabilities of the Wii.

So plug the hardware bits into two Wiimotes, and uh, go for it with your respective bits.
Wiggling and thrusting on the first remote are detected and sent via Bluetooth to a nearby PC (you don't need the actual Wii itself).

From there, your movements are sent over the internet and reproduced by a vibrator on the other Wiimote, allowing a remote partner to enjoy your stimulations.

Just making long distance relationships that little bit more fun, or adding a whole new element to Chatroulette - you decide.

You can sign up for the beta now, and you'll get a prototype device to test. However, Wired warns that the signup page asks for an awful lot of personal details, so it might pay to be wary before jumping in, especially as the product shots are just computer-renderings.

More? see the Mojowijo site

[via Wired]


From kid-friendly games to games that are about as kid-friendly as the Dr Pepper Facebook campaign... With Sexopoly the clue's in the name. It's like Monopoly but about the sex industry, not real estate.

You can chose to buy up DVD distributors (2000), Lingerie Wholesaler (1000) Adult dating websites (4000), or a Magazine Publishers (1000) and financial penalty squares include late tax return fees.. (there's probably something meaningful in the

There are squares where you pick up a Question card or a Risky or Frisky Card which can.. "help or hinder your progress, the cards will try to relieve you of your money, clothes and inhibitions & even tempt you with more riches by having to perform sexy challenges."

What sort of Questions are there? Well, quite tricky ones actually - what city is Romeo & Juliet set in? (Verona) What's the practice where a woman is married to more than one man? (Polyandry).

And the Frisky challenges? well those include eating food off another contestant's stomach and taking someone's temperature without a thermometer (omg).

There's also one square called the Dungeon though what happens there we don't know.

We quote: "Sexopoly is a board game of strategy & luck, to be played by couples, friends & very good friends! For everyone who enjoys intimate & sexy games this is the chance to lose those inhibitions & have some fun!"

Price £29.99 from

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A smart company knows how to jump on a bandwagon.. and being with the zeitgeist gets you attention and shows everyone that you're paying attention to what's going on outside your boardroom. But sometimes when companies get on the bandwagon, everyone else on the bandwagon is like "WTF. WTF are you doing here?".

I have a strong WTF feeling with Ann Summer's attempt to get in on UK election mania. The gist of their pitch this time is: "Hey women, you know the way voting is empowering, so is buying knickers, so after voting, come and buy knickers. We're giving a 10% discount."

I do admire their attempt to make a connection. This is what they actually say:

"At Ann Summers we are dedicated to empowering our customers [...] To celebrate the womens' vote, Ann Summers are giving customers 10% off purchases on Thursday 6th May to mark election day. Feeling and looking sexy guarantees a confident you, so why not pop into your local store to celebrate using your vote and treat yourself to a little something sexy.

"It's all about choice and here at Ann Summers we have a lot more then three options..."

Apart from doing a quick face palm over their idea of female empowerment, I just thought I should point out the 10% off deal to you. A discount is a discount so if there's something you want to buy, tomorrow is a good time to dip in there and err, think about Emmeline Pankhurst while you're doing it.

Related: Vintage vibrators: sex toys from the past

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This seems a bit rude for a Wednesday morning, but well, that's what we do here. have just launched a sex toy called the O Mi Bod Club Vbe - a love bullet that detects sound and vibrates to it.

Slip the bullet inside, clip the sensor to the knickers provided and chose one of three modes:

Ambient - Vibrates to the sounds around you. Whether it be music or your lovers voice, your orgasms will be tuned in to your surroundings to take you to another level. (could make the building-work opposite more pleasurable).

- vibrates to the beat of your ipod, iphone or mp3player.

Manual - choose from 7 vibration patterns and control them using the control pad.

Oh My. That's what we like, stimulation *and* some smart tech thing.

£57.95 from

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183 lib dem thumb.jpgLiberal Democrat voters are more likely to own sex toys than either Labour or Conservative voters in the UK. They are also more likely to be bisexual according to a story in the Telegraph which mapped sexual preferences with political preferences.

The Tele said:
"Those kinky Lib Dems - a whopping 30 per cent own their very own sex toy, compared to just 22 and 24 per cent of Tory and Labour voters respectively. That said, three per cent of Conservatives "prefer not to say", which is surely just being coy."

Sadly they didn't state which particular products the Liberal democrats prefer, so using our imagination we've come up with a few:

1. The Rampant Green Energy Rabbit - like a rampant rabbit, but inspired by the Liberal Democrats' environmental policy. It's green and very energetic.

2. The NH-Squeel - like the Squeel from love honey, this is big and complicated as sex toys go but should make you feel better in the end. Based on the Lib Dem health policy.

3. The Transporildo - a dildo helping you "get" to your "destination" more quickly, a bit like Liberal Democrat transport policy.

Err.. that's probably enough of that now...

Related: Know your Lola from your Ina and Clock in your sexy time with the counting cock ring

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As Valentine's Day approaches and our thoughts turn to warm sensual things, we have the good fortune to offer a ShinyShiny reader one particular warm sensual thing - not a hug I'm afraid, but a warm sensual massager, courtesy of Phillips. Yes it is indeed called the Philips Warm Sensual Massager for Sharing and has a specially designed charging base that allows it to be pre-warmed to a comfortable body temperature before use.

It has three different stimulation spots and five vibration patterns, letting the user adjust the intensity of vibration in each mode, from a soft purr to a seductive hum. And unlike many of its competitors, Philips Sensual Massagers are designed to be sleek and discreet which gives them the look of a high-tech gadget rather than that of a sex toy. That's why, Phillips reckoned, it would appeal to our geekier audience who prefer to be frotted by serious-looking gadgets and not rubber rabbits.

The set also includes three rechargeable "candle lights" that you switch on and off by twisting the base, letting you create an atmosphere of romance. The set works in combination with your caress to heighten your pleasure and get you both in the mood for intimacy.

Meant for use with couples and lubricants, it works all over body as a part of battery-powered foreplay. It's rechargeable and waterproof.

Anyway, dear Shiny readers, we have one of these warm buzzy little vibrators to give away to someone who answers this question: If you could name a vibrator.. what would you call it?

Email: with "ShinyShiny Philips Massager Competition" in the subject line plus your name, address and answer to the question.
The competition will run for one week and the winner will be notified over email.

Otherwise the product is available from the Phillips website

Sex blog - which runs a steady stream of vibrator reviews - summed the conundrum of Hello Kitty dildos this week by including it in both their list of most adorable sex toys and also their list of creepiest sex toys.

They say: "Hello Kitty, good-bye innocent childhood friend."
We say: yes, there is that problem.

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232 masturbat.jpgDo sex toys make you want to stay in your room all day, forsaking the company of humans beings to spend quality time with your battery-powered silicon pleasure instrument?

A certain Joe Vetter fears that that is exactly the effect that vibrators have on women and he is protesting against a university study into the attitude of women to sex toys on that basis:

"I don't think it's a good developmental practice to just tell somebody to just sit around and masturbate" says Mr Vetter, "I don't think that promotes relationships."

225 best.jpgTop ranking sex toy makers Lelo have had to rebrand one of their new luxury vibrators, the Lola, a pronged vibrating dildo because another company has been making a Lola vibrator too. It's now called the Ina as in the Swedish girl's name, (we think).

What's with the name confusion guys? There are loads of female names... Can't you call these things Doris or Claire or Mabel? Well, seemingly not. So Lola, and now Ina it is.

We've pictured the two above.... Presuming that the competitor Lola was the Intimates Basics version from divatoys... Can you tell the difference? We imagine you can and you probably don't need to get very up close and personal with either of them to spot a few basic contrasting features.

sqweel-side.jpgIf you felt your pulse racing when you read the news about LoveHoney's new Sqweel toy yesterday, then we've got some news that will get you all excited.

The company is kindly giving away the new naughty toy to one lucky reader.

In case you hadn't had the time to read our previous post (we'll let you off just this once), the Sqweel is a wheel, of synthetic tongues that go round in a choice of three speeds.

Love Honey describes it as "a revolution in orgasms! The sensational new patent-pending oral sex simulator has a wheel of ten teasing tongues that will lap you to orgasm time and time again." In fact the company is so confident of this little miracles powers, that it's offering you your money back if you're not, well, satisfied.

If you want to get your hands on this then email me at Andrea@shinymedia or leave your comments below (keep them clean please) telling me why you think you deserve it. Competition closes on Friday.

sqweel-tongues.jpgGirls looking for a vibrator with a difference no longer need to carry on the search. LoveHoney has just launched the Sqweel.

The company has been planning this launch for a while now and we've had our hands on a sample for a few weeks but of course we haven't been able to share it with you guys until now.

At first glance this gadget does look a bit scary. It's a wheel, of er, well synthetic tongues that go round in a choice of three speeds, and is said to do the job nicely. Hence the rather clever name Sqweel. But the strangest thing is that it doesn't vibrate.

Love Honey describes it as "a revolution in orgasms! The sensational new patent-pending oral sex simulator has a wheel of ten teasing tongues that will lap you to orgasm time and time again." In fact the company is so confident of this little miracles powers, that it's offering you your money back if you're not, well, satisfied.

International sex expert Tracey Cox said: "Sqweel feels completely different to a vibrator and while it's not a tongue, it's the closest you'll ever get to it! It's an entirely different sensation, so human it's almost eerie. Own one of these and a vibrator and your boyfriend should be seriously worried."

If you want to get your thighs..sorry, hands, around one of these visit the site now.

Love Honey.jpgWhile we're on a bit of a, er, naughty toy, buzz we thought we'd tell you about something we stumbled upon on Love Honey (we were doing some research for you guys).

No it's not a vibrator or cock ring or anything you might expect when we talk about sex toys, instead it's a range of videos by the company's very own "Professor" and other reviewers giving advice, on well, the best way to use items.

Read on after the jump

Get naughty this Christmas


LP.JPGYou told us you wanted naughty toys and we don't think you can get any naughtier than this.

Nookii, an online shop that sells naughty toys for you, your other half and for couples, has just launched its Christmas range including the Super Hoopla, a vibrating pleasure hoop for both of you to enjoy.

Read on after the jump


Technology has long been used to aid and enhance our life. At its highest (and yes I do mean most expensive) form there are tools available to cater for your every whim - you can have a robotic maid, automatic dishwashers and computers that wake you up with a personalized hello and back massage tailored to your needs... There are also toilets that analyze your waste matter and suggest what type of nutrients you're lacking..if you must go that far!

Computers have shifted from being lumbering behemoths to super sleek devices which continually keep shrinking and the word netbook is now all the rage. Everything is slimmer sleeker, and shinier nowadays, but how does this actually affect you?

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