All around the world couples are gearing up to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While some eschew the holiday as being too commercial, those with a romantic streak are inclined to take advantage of any excuse to celebrate love, romance, and passion. While greeting card makers and chocolate companies might be making a killing on the celebration, we think that anything that brings love and pleasure to the forefront is worth celebrating. Don’t you?
In South Africa Cupid’s favorite day of the year is celebrated with the same cards and flowers that are common everywhere, but they also have a tradition that is truly unique. Taking a cue from the ancient Roman festival known as Lupercalia, girls and women literally wear their heart on their sleeve, by pinning the name of their lover to the arm of their clothing. In some areas men do the same.
Japan puts a sweet spin on giving chocolate; women give men store-bought chocolates when the feelings being expressed are those of friendship or obligation, but when they’re in love, they give the object of their affection homemade chocolates. If you’re curious about why it’s only women giving to men, that’s how Valentine’s day is done in Japan! Men give gifts to their lovers a month later, on March 14th, a holiday known as White Day.
White is significant in Denmark, too. The Danish celebrate Valentine’s Day with lover’s cards and the giving of white flowers called snowdrops. Snowdrops are sent to not just lovers, but friends and family members, too.
In countries like the U.S. and Australia, the usual cards, flowers, and chocolates will be exchanged, along with all sorts of other gifts. Gift giving in Australia has changed for the better over the years. Valentine’s Day gifts became a big deal during the country’s gold rush when miners became extremely wealthy from the Ballarat Mines. They would spend thousands of pounds on perfumed satin cushions that were decorated with flowers and colored seashells, and sometimes even taxidermied hummingbirds.
If dead hummingbirds aren’t quite your idea of a sexy gift, one of our Valentine’s Day bundles might be a better option. Whether you’re in the mood for a double ride on the Fun Factory Share Dildo for couples, anal play with the Marc Dorcel Geisha Plug Diamond, or turning up the heat with the Ono Pleasure Massage Candle, you’ll never look at Valentine’s Day the same way again. We’ve combined an array of orgasmic toys, sensual oils, and other tantalizing temptations into romantic, adventurous, and kink themed accessories to help you and your valentine feel the love.
Unlike flowers (they die), or chocolates (they’ll be eaten and gone in no time), the gift of sensual toys will last. By expanding your sexual repertoire, you’ll both benefit from Valentine’s Day all year long. Isn’t that sweet?