It’s pumpkin spice season! We’re starting to see the beginnings of gray skies, drizzle, and delightfully not-scorching-hot weather. What better time to invest in some things to keep you occupied inside? This week we’ve scoured, searched, and dug deep to find you the best deals on sex toys, coffee gear, and near-indestructible tights.
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Sex Tech and Underwear Deals
We’re a few months out from the winter holiday season, but it’s never too early to stock up on the essentials: wrapping paper, scotch tape, and a sex toy advent calendar. For real. This one isn’t full of little chocolates. Each of the included 24 days features a new sex toy or fun plaything for your bedroom. It’s packed with about $500 of sex toys, including a full-size Womanizer 2 Classic suction toy.
Vibrating butt plugs can take your anal play to the next level, and this one is a modest, approachable size (3.5 inches) with a flared base and external buttons so you can switch things up before or after it’s in place.
The Rose clitoral suction toy uses air pressure to simulate the sucking sensation of oral sex, and its soft petal texture provides a nice diffuse stimulation if direct stimulation is too intense. It’s a great toy for anyone with a clitoris.
We’re used to tights being almost disposable because they’re so cheap and fragile. Sheertex takes a different tack by offering high-quality, super-durable tights that will survive anything you throw at them. Seriously, I have pairs of Sheertex tights that have been through hell and come out the other side without so much as a single run in them. These are in a staple basic sheer nude color and are a must-have for any fall wardrobe.
Not only are Sheertex tights super-durable (seriously, I have tried to tear them and can’t get through them with anything but kitchen shears), but they come in a bunch of different patterns. This one has adorable mini-hearts, and even though this pair is extra sheer and has a pattern, it’s durable enough to survive just about anything.
Oxo’s Barista Brain Conical Burr grinder is similar to one of our favorite grinders, the Oxo Conical Burr Grinder, but this one includes a scale for making sure your coffee is as consistent as possible. Weighing out every espresso shot or pot of coffee is one of the best ways to fine-tune your coffee output.
If you’ve ever wanted that Instagram-ready, Pinterest, picture-perfect microfoam on a shot of espresso, a bottomless portafilter is your best bet. Unlike most portafilters that ship with espresso machines, this one doesn’t have spouts on the bottom, so the espresso flows through the bottom of the basket and pours into a single beautiful stream of amber-golden microfoam. If you’re looking to step up your home espresso game, this is a good place to start. Just make sure it will fit your espresso machine.
Another item I always recommend when someone is setting up a new espresso kit is a high-quality tamp. It’s just a hunk of machined stainless steel, but having one that fits your hand perfectly and has a nice heft to it makes tamping down your espresso an absolute breeze.