Archive for December, 2011

Goodbye 2011, a quick year in review…

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

2011 was the biggest year ever for MaXXX Black and we couldn’t have done it without you – all of you!

So as we look ahead to 2012 we can’t help be proud of our biggest achievements this year:

MaXXX Brings Latex Fashion to Sydney

Throughout 2011 MaXXX has been building and filling The Rubber Room – our latex department – and it is now the largest latex fashion collection in Sydney. We love latex and it is a thrill to be able to bring Honour UK, SkinTwo, Matt Bylett and Rubber55 to Australia.

Look out in early 2012 for even bigger news – a brilliant latex label will be with us soon (and there’s even more to come!).

MaXXX Black WINS at the Eros Shine Awards

Thanks to the hundreds of votes from our friends, fans and supporters plus the discernment of the panel, MAXXX Black was the proud nominee for Best Independant Adult Store AND Best Australian Retail Website at the very first Eros Shine Awards.

But best of all we took out the award for Best Australian Adult Store Management! Our beautiful crystal statuette is proudly on display in-store.

MaXXX Black Opens Vintage Vibrator Exhibition

In January 2011 we put the final couple of items into our Vintage Vibrator Exhibition. Our collection of vintage pleasure devices goes all the way back to 1895 and covers over 110 years of erotic toy history.

The collection is on permanent display in the entrance of MaXXX Black Sydney.

Our Therapist & Community Network Expands

Once upon a time we worked with just a couple of sex therapists and counsellors. Throughout 2011 we’ve continued to seek out (and be found by) some the city’s best relationship and sex experts.  We’ve become even more dedicated to spreading the word on sex positivity, safety, and fun by building better relationships with health agencies, providers and community services so we can be the most informed, and helpful, adult store in Australia.

If you’d like a referral to a sex therapist or relationship counsellor, just ask. We have all the contact information, cards etc for all of our community partners right here in store.

Lelo Sussura Launches Exculsively At MaXXX Black

Up until November 2011, the Lelo Sussura line of exquisite silk loungewear and lingerie had only been available in a number of selected stores worldwide including the Galleries Lafayette Berlin.  This premier collection makes use of silk stripe chiffon, silk satin and silk habutai in the most desirable pieces we’ve ever stocked for women and men.

But now the collection is housed in our Sydney store and can be purchased online as well!

MaXXX Black Brings RodeoH to Australia

We love finding new and delicious products to bring to Aussies, and even more we love something that is simple, sexy and fun to use. That’s why when we first spotted RodeoH we just HAD to have them. Since launching in late 2011 RodeoH has become one of our most popular harness / strap on products, and is a must-have for dildo fans!

We even hooked them up with MOIST Sydney so look out at the Imperial Hotel Erskineville for the hot RodeoH dancers and special offers.

The MB Velvet Lounge Opens

Toy party plan has been around for ages, so when we decided to offer a shopping party experience, we thought we’d do it with a twist. After much hard work, and some stunning upholstery later, The Velvet Lounge opened in our Newtown store in October 2011. Lined in chic velvet and away from the main store area, this private, glamorous and comfortable room is now where MaXXX Black Parties are hosted. It fits up to 25 guests seated, and has already seen some very naughty shopping parties, as well as the odd workshop.

2012 will see all-new workshops, education events and special gigs all take place in our favourite new space!

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But most of all, we love being here and doing what we do – and we love that you keep telling us what you want, and how you want it. The next year ahead is set to be our biggest ever, and we very much hope you’ll be along for the ride!

Well, that’s quite enough back-patting. Onward to 2012.

Get Set For New Years – Our Party Must-Haves!

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Hitting the town, stayin in, or crashing a party, there are a few little things that can help make your NYE go off with a guaranteed bang. And you won’t need to camp out on the harbour for hours either.

Must Have For Her:


ON Arousal Oil. On™ uses a proprietary blend of essential oils and botanicals to create a safe, natural arousal effect unlike any other. Simply apply 1 or two drops to your finger, and gently massage onto your clitoris.

Within a minute or two, you should begin to feel a warming sensation, followed by an almost eletric buzzing stimulation that will induce natural lubrication.

Must Have For Him:

ODEN by LELO. One of the world’s first motion-activated remote controlled adult toys. This one fits around him delivering more intimacy and control than ever before. The unique and flexible design is coated in the smoothest silicone to bring greater comfort to the man, while the near-silent vibrations allow for intimate enjoyment by both partners.

Its soft, flexible materials means it’s easy to wear and will comfortably fit men of almost any size. Fully rechargeable and waterproof!

Must Have Lubricant:

IO Flavoured Lubricant: Lube makes everything more tactile, sensual and easy, but now it also makes things very very yummy! New flavoured lubricants from Intimate Organics are made with certified organic extracts and flavours that have to be tasted to be believed.

Mildly warming solution that helps stimulate too! The Flavours we have in stock are:

  • Toasted Macadamia
  • Pralines & Cream
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Vanilla Caramel
  • Citrus Burst

Must Have Lingerie

Sussurra by LeloLELO Sussura: Exclusive to MaXXX Black in Australia, the LELO Sussura line of silk lingerie is exquisite beyond words. Perfect and seductive attention to detail with the finest hand-spun silks make for lingerie and loungewear that is even sexier to wear than it is to look at (and that seems impossible).

With lingerie for the ladies, and masculine loungewear for the guys, both of you will look your hottest all night long.

Must Have Naughtiness

Bondage Sets

Stockroom Essentials: Grab a collar, some neoprene cuffs and cheeky crop or paddle and you’re all set for a very naughty new years.

Stockroom USA is the latest bdsm brand to come to MaXXX Black and it’s not only awesome, it’s affordable and easy to use and care for.

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Needless to say, whatever you get up to this year we hope you do it safe, consensual and sanely. Have a ROCKING NEW YEAR, and we’ll see you all with so much new fun stuff in 2012.

Jacqueline Hellyer: A History of Sexual Misinformation

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Why is our society so sexually screwed-up? Basically, it’s because we’ve had two to three thousand years of sexual suppression.

During these millennia two very damaging myths have been held as truths in western society:

1) That sex is a base, animalistic activity, in opposition to spiritual and ‘higher’ human endeavours; and
2) That men are innately more sexual than women.

These myths have been so strong for so long, that they are still very much part of our communal psyche. It’s only in the last few decades that society has begun to shift on these myths, which is a relatively short time compared to how long those myths have been there, so progress on change is slow.

The first myth, that sex is a base activity not a higher activity, has meant that sex has not been studied properly, has not been taught to our young people, has not been a topic of open discussion, and has not been considered a part of life that should be developed and enhanced.

This means that society’s knowledge of sex is very limited, and we are nowhere near achieving anything like our sexual potentials, nor using sex in the positive way to enhance our lives as we could.

The second myth, that men are more sexual than women, has meant that there has been an imbalance between the masculine and feminine principles in society. We’ve had a dysfunctional masculine – overly dominant and aggressive, and a dysfunctional feminine – overly weak and dependant. When the two principles are out of whack like this, there is no balance and harmony. Without a balance of equally strong masculine and feminine, the masculine goes out of control and the feminine is useless.

Sexually, this means there has not been a focus on what men and women need sexually, how they function differently yet complementarily, and how their coming together creates magic. Instead we’ve had a servile feminine sexuality serving an overly dominant masculine sexuality. Women have been expected to ‘service’ their men’s ‘needs’: the classic ‘lie back and think of England’ scenario.

When you combine those two myths, you end up with a society that has no idea about the beauty and benefits of sex; and individuals within it who have no idea of their potential and what they can do with their sexuality. You have an overly aggressive society that is full of dissatisfied people, both men and women.

Sound familiar?

For greater understanding, empowerment and connection, please attend one of my Tantra Fusion Workshops, or see me for private sessions.

New Product: ON Arousal Oil – It’s Like A Liquid Vibrator!!!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Thousands of women have tried it, and they all have the same thing to say…

“How did you do it? It feels like a warm vibrator with an almost electrical sensation. To describe it to men, the easiest way to understand it would be like putting a weak 9-volt battery on the tip of your tongue. And it’s all natural?!”

Other female arousal products function on menthol, or vaso-dilators (such as L-Arginine). Not that we’d allow such things at MaXXX Black. On uses neither, instead relying on botanical ingredients that have been used for centuries – but never like this.


This product produces several sensations, starting with an immediate warming effect, then followed by an electrical vibration tingling effect that actually pulses. All of this causes arousal and a moistening effect. The combined effect of this product causes orgasms that are quicker, longer-lasting, and more frequent. Some women have described this as a “3rd level” of orgasm – a deeper, brighter experience.

So How Does It Work?

On™ uses a proprietary blend of essential oils and botanicals to create a safe, natural arousal effect unlike any other. On™ contains no harsh preservatives, parabens, perfumes, or artificial flavoring.

Simply apply 1 or two drops to your finger, and gently massage onto your clitoris. Avoid contact with urethra. Within a minute or two, you should begin to feel that “ON” feeling.

Ingredients:

Proprietary Essential Oil Blend including: Sweet Almond Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia, Natural Tocopherols (vitamin e); silica, Rosemary Oil Extract, Natural Flavoring

The Verdict

There are so many clitoral enhancement products out there, but only a handful ever make it onto the MaXXX Black shelves. All of our testers have been delighted with ON and not just because it feels good – this feels “different” – it’s a new experience, even if you’ve been using clitoral enhancement lotions or potions before.

Available in-store and online now.

Merry Christmas, Everyone.

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

We just wanted to say a big Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas  to the universe!

To each and everyone of our customers, friends and supporters, we wish you the very safest (and funnest) Christmas season you’ve ever had. We’ve had so much fun being a part of your Christmas surprises and wishes and thanks to you all we’ve had a brilliant year.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Now go eat, drink, be merry, and be naughty!

MaXXX Black

Introducing Christina Spaccavento, Sex Therapist.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Part of the joy of working here at MB is the relationships we have with some of Australia’s best sex therapists and relationships counsellors. This week Christina Spaccavento joins our community network and we can’t wait to tell you all about her…

Christina Spaccavento is a qualified and experienced Sex Therapist and Relationship Counsellor who provides both face-to-face and telephone counselling.  We love that she is friendly and approachable and committed to offering a discreet and understanding experience through her client-centered and solution-focused therapeutic style.
Christina has a Masters of Health Science (Sexual Health) from the University of Sydney (we love a local!) and runs her own clinical practice in Surry Hills and Potts Point, which makes it easy to get to a location near you.
Christina also runs sexuality workshops for health professionals and has made various expert contributions to media publications and television in the area of sexology.
So how can she help? Christina has a huge breadth of knowledge to draw on and can help with many many issues, including:
  • Lesbian and Gay Counselling
  • Relationship and Marriage Counselling
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Couples Communication
  • Female and Male Desire Problems/Issues
  • Orgasm and Related Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Gender Identity
  • Illness and Sexuality
  • Vaginismus
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Sex Addiction/Compulsive Sexual Behaviours
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Delayed Ejaculation
  • Post Prostatectomy Surgery

You can contact Christina through her website: www.sydneysextherapists.com.au or by calling her directly on 0422 088 752.

Look out for future articles and advice from Christina right here on our Blog in 2012.

New Products: Australian Luxury Body Chocolate & Massage Oil

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Well it’s not often that we get to shout the praises of a new AUSSIE product – but this week MaXXX Black is pleased as punch to tell the world that Bedroom Antics Body Chocolate & Massage Oil are in-store NOW!

Bedroom Antics is Australia’s hottest new manufacturer of erotic treats.  They  specialise in beautifully-presented risqué indulgences that inspire women and couples to tastefully indulge their sensuality.

All of their products are easily identified by the spectacular hand-polished, collectable crystal bottles that are custom-designed to bring glamour to the boudoir.

To read more about these amazing debut products (just in time for Christmas) simply click HERE.

The Sex Coach: Become A Sexual Explorer!

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Our five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are wonderful tools to explore sensuality and eroticism. By suppressing or enhancing the senses you can create and experience all kinds of enchanting pleasures.

Here are some suggestions to inspire you in your own sensual adventures:

Touch your partner with items of different texture and temperature. Try a feather, a piece of silk, a body brush, a loofah. Try things that have been heated or cooled, such as warm oil or ice-blocks. Use everyday items: the end of a belt, a scarf, a fork, the back of a spoon… The possibilities are endless.

Try doing it blindfolded, or with the receivers hands tied for a different effect (of course with their agreement!) Blocking out the main sense of sight can heighten the other senses, as can being restrained in some way (keeping in mind that not everyone is comfortable with restraint).
Feed your partner: have a selection of unknown items that they can’t see, make them all delicious, or mix them up (gerkins and chocolate!); feed your partner chocolate mousse or rice pudding. Or blindfold both of you and try feeding each other (messy, but fun!)

Arouse the olfactory: have scented candles or an oil burner in the room; wave perfume or essential oils or fresh herbs under their nose (and run the latter over their body)

Have music playing, and vary the types of music, noting the difference on how it affects your love-making and sensory play. Try putting headphones on one person while the other does delicious things to their body. Bang bongoes together, play a Tibetan singing bowl, tuning forks, rub the rim of a crystal glass or create some other interesting sounds.

And sight, the main sense. Try simply looking at each other, holding the gaze for a number of minutes. Have one look at the other, just simply looking – this can be initially confronting for the receiver, but can become highly erotic and arousing. Do a slow undress or striptease, model lingerie or do a simple yet sensual dance for your partner.

Then combine all the elements in various ways. This is wonderful play that arouses and pleasures without even having to involve the genitals. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.

So go forth and play! Become sensual explorers and experiment with sensation and the senses to take yourselves to new places of eroticism and sensuality…

To experience more, I suggest you attend one of my Tantra Fusion Workshops. And for the ultimate experience for sensual explorers, attend “In the Realm of Enchantment” a couple’s Tantra Fusion retreat in Dalat, Vietnam, next June.

Store News: Latex Fashion Now Available In Our E-Store

Friday, December 16th, 2011

The Rubber Room Sydney (inside MaXXX Black) has been a MASSIVE success in 2011 – and we know that’s because of how many fabulous fetish fashion fans there are here in Oz.

Originally we were only offering latex garments and accessories in our Newtown store, but with so many interstate and regional requests for another way to shop we thought we’d make some Christmas wishes come true.

With the help of our brilliant UK and Australian latex designers we will be putting our entrie collection of latex fashion online over the coming weeks. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait. We’ve already started popping dozens of your favourite latex basics online and they can purchased using our e-store RIGHT NOW!

If what you were lusting after isn’t on the pages, don’t stress, it will be very soon.

To see the new look Rubber Room pages click HERE.

New In Store: We-Vibe 3

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The We Vibe family of products have been a must-have range here at MaXXX Black ever since they fist debuted.  The We Vibe 3 is the ultimate new toy for couples, and if you haven’t come in to see it yet, you’re missing out on all the fun….

Introducing the We-Vibe® 3
The #1 Vibrator for Couples…Now has 3 times the excitement!

More Power, More Fun

The We-Vibe® 3 brings 40% more enjoyment power to the same compact comfortable design as the We-Vibe® II. Easily experiment with different vibration modes until finding just the right one, and then let the dual stimulation zones take the vibe to satisfying new heights of mutual pleasure for both partners!

Try to Control Yourself

Now there’s at least one remote you won’t have to fight over! Worn while making love, the We-Vibe® 3 comes equipped with a convenient wireless remote control. And the wireless charger base that doubles as a discreet, perfect-for-travel storage case. We-Vibe® 3 brings the good vibrations of the world’s #1 vibrator for couples to a whole new level of fun!

Make a Splash with Your Partner

Like all our products, We-Vibe® 3 is body-safe and eco-friendly, and now it’s completely waterproof, too! You can bring more playfulness into the shower or bath – and share more wet and wild passion than ever before!

How it Works: