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Bring Good Vibes to Your Valentine's Day!

By Nina Jacinto
 
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Valentine's Day - a day for flowers, chocolate...and vibrators?

That's what researchers at TROJAN® Brand Sexual Health Products say in a new study about what couples will do on February 14th. While 50 percent of couples will be headed to the classic dinner and movie night, 21 percent of couples will be using vibrators with their partners on Valentine's Day.

The study also reveals that 20 percent of individuals will be curled up with their various friends: Ben, Jerry, Dreyer's and other ice cream camaraderie.

The Valentine's Vibrations Survey was conducted by StrategyOne, a New York City based communications agency. Over 1,000 men and women over 18 were surveyed.

According to Robyn Safran, Product Manager for TROJAN® Vibrations, "Whether used alone or as a way to bring couples closer together, vibrators are clearly playing an important role in America's bedrooms." The survey lists other popular accessories that folks plan on using on Sunday: candles, massage oils, whipped cream and fuzzy handcuffs.

And in case you were curious about your neighbor's escapades, residents of Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, New York or Dallas-Fort Worth, are more likely to know couples spicing things up. Between 17 and 24 percent of vibrator-using respondents were from these five cities. These five cities are also more likely to purchase sex toys and vibrators come the 14th!

Vibrators are a great way to enhance sexual pleasure and to experience sexuality in a unique way with your partner. Being self-aware sexually allows you to communicate your needs more to make sure those needs are met by your partner, and vice versa.

The experience doesn't have to be awkward - think of it as a fun and exciting way to get intimate! Check out your local sex toy shop, or head online with your significant other and see what peaks the interest of your lover and you. You'll feel good about being open with your partner and the experience of shopping may already put a little spark in your engine!

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Rheyanne,

You're absolutely right - people should only do what they want to do. As vibrators become more mainstream, people feel an increased pressure to try them. Vibrators definitely are not what some people's bodies want or need. For others, though, they're just the ticket. Although feeling unwanted pressure to try something new is never good, it's also great to try new things, even if you might not like them. Vibrators can help people have more/better orgasms, plain and simple.

dallas from Babeland
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February 10, 2010 - 2:49pm
Rheyanne Weaver HERWriter

Sometimes I feel like vibrators and masturbation are pushed on women, especially when they're single, and that something must be wrong if women choose not to engage in those activities. I think it is good for women to be aware of what opportunities and options they have available to them - I just don't think it's necessarily for everyone, and that is OK and an option too.

February 9, 2010 - 6:55pm
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