The Magic Banana® and that time of the month…

Just because it’s that time of the month, doesn’t mean the Magic Banana® needs to stay in the bed-side drawer.  In fact, it might be a better time than ever to break out your favorite yellow and black exploration companion.

 

As Dr. Laura Berman says on her blog – “sex while you are menstruating can help ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Many women say that orgasms can ease their cramps and the orgasmic contractions of the uterus offer a soothing internal massage. Also, orgasms release endorphins, natural painkillers and mood enhancers, which can help soothe the cramps, headaches, mild depression, and irritability sometimes associated with periods. Many women enjoy sex more when they are menstruating because of increased feelings of fullness in the pelvic and genital areas, which offer a head start on arousal.”

One great alternative during menstruation is to use the Magic Banana® in shower, to eleviate any concerns over mess.  Using the shower head to apply a relaxing steam of water outside, while massaging yourself inside with the loop of the Magic Banana® can be a fantastic combination to relieve the tension of cramps.

Beyond self-pleasuring, the Magic Banana® is a great tool for foreplay any day – but during your period, when you and your partner might be less excited by the idea of oral sex, the Magic Banana® can be a great way to warm up together.    I love an intense snogging session accompanied by a little Magic Banana® – whether it is controlled by me or by my partner.

I feel that I need to be thorough in mentioning that it is quite likely that the Magic Banana® will emerge accompanied by some menstrual ‘stuff’.  Nothing unusual of course – the typical body stuff that you find on a pad or tampon mid-period.  The Magic Banana® is a bit of a scoop ultimately – so it’s really handy at grabbing any loose material in there.  It’s also not unusual for some stray tampon fluff and the like to be harvested when using the Magic Banana® – which can only be a good thing, I reckon.

Any other discoveries, tips or tricks that you’ve found while using the Magic Banana® on (or close to the time of) your period?

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J. H. – Magic Banana® Connoisseur 

 

The Magic Banana® featured on Oprah!

Oprah Winfrey is an incredible force in our world – a real catalyst for positive change in so many domains.  In recent years, through various collaborations, we’ve seen her tackle the topic of sexual health in a way that is totally approachable and straight forward.

Today the Magic Banana® was featured on Oprah.com – read the article here: http://www.oprah.com/relationships/Improve-Your-Sex-Life/2

We are beyond thrilled that Oprah and her team responded to our product with such enthusiasm–and thankful that, through their feature, the Magic Banana® will reach the hearts, minds and bodies of many.

If you’ve just found us, welcome! With the Magic Banana® as your tour guide, you have a key that will help you unlock untold pleasure possibilities, while gaining greater self-awareness and developing inner strength, exploring happiness within!

 

 

 

From silly to sexy in no time flat!

The Magic Banana® has a funny name.  No doubt about it.  It can be pretty hilarious to introduce it to a partner who is not yet familiar with it.  HI-LARIOUS I tell you.

I recently introduced the Magic Banana® to a new partner and he took the hilarity to a new extreme.  On learning of its name and my affection for the product (I shared that I use it everyday), he suggested that we have a Magic Banana® ‘show’ the next time he came ’round.  He described how he planned to bring a big “GO TEAM BANANA!” sign, some yellow pom-poms and wear a big sports-fan-style foam banana on his head (no cheese-heads here evidently).  The thought of all that was a little embarrassing, even though I knew he was joking.  At the same time however, I was nervous that he didn’t quite get how much the Magic Banana® was going to enhance our time together.

When I showed it to him – he said “It doesn’t look much like a banana.  Well, it’s yellow with a black handle, I guess – and it curves like a banana too.  Hmmm.”  I put it away for experimentation another day.

After our next date, he was going down on me for the first time.  Such a gorgeous thing – feeling like the recipient of someone’s full attention.  After a little while, I realized I was having trouble relaxing and being present to the sensations.  My mind was racing and it was affecting my body.  Then I had an idea…

“Do you mind if we add the banana to the mix?”, I asked.  “Go for it,” he said.  I pulled the Magic Banana® from my night stand and slipped it in, already nicely lubricated from his attention.   I showed him the way I like to use it – pushing it slowly in and pulling it slowly out – and twisting it every so often to create a rippling effect inside.

I handed over the reigns and noticed that my body had already relaxed.    He continued going down on me and followed my lead in moving the Magic Banana® the way I had shown him.  My body fully engaged with both the Magic Banana® and his mouth – and together they brought me to a stunning orgasm.

Lying on our backs on the bed holding hands afterwards,  he said “That was beautiful – you coming like that.  That sure is some Magic Banana®”.  Indeed it is.  It can start out silly sometimes  – which can be a disarming ice-breaker ultimately –  but it sure gets very sexy, very quickly.

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JH – Magic Banana® Connoisseur 

 

“It’s an Honor to Hold the Handle, Madam!” (Praise from a Boyfriend)

So my new girlfriend is a big fan of the Magic Banana®. We’re just getting to know each other and are both emerging from fairly long periods of, shall we say … solo sex lives. And as I’m learning to make her happy, I’ve asked a few questions about how she makes herself happy. I’ve found that can be a good way to a woman’s heart, and it takes some of the mystery out of the equation for me. I don’t find it humbling that she knows how to have fun without me; I find it exciting. And if I can enhance for her an experience that she already likes, I figure she’ll find it easier to work me into her sex life better. It’s like paying respect to and learning from what’s already there, so that I can add to it as we progress.

So … she told me about this thing. The “Magic Banana®.” I figured it was just some kind of vibrator that was shaped like a banana – sounded fun and festive, but not that out of the usual range. But then she told me it actually goes inside and works the Kegels.

Fine, I thought. I’m all for it WHATEVER it is.

So then I just kept asking for a show. I was half-kidding, since I know a woman’s toy is special to her and it’s not necessarily something they let their partner see at all right away, let alone see them use for its intended purposes.

But sure enough, not too many nights later we were getting amorous and she pulled away from a kiss and said “want to see the banana?” I said “Sure, I’d love to.” I’m a bit of a connaisseur when it comes to women’s pleasure, so I honestly was eager to see.

But what she brought out genuinely surprised me. It looked like a very small jump-rope fused into a single handle. It was cute, and … sure, it evoked a banana somewhat. But … it was almost like a scooper of some kind, or a kitchen whisk. It was surprisingly non-solid. A loop with a  handle, that’s what it was.

 

So sure enough, we commenced to kissing again, and … well. Well, well, well.

She inserted the thing and we kissed and she moved it around and then she asked ME to hold the handle, and … oh my. I could tell it was hitting her insides all over, and giving even pressure all over the sides. The design is so strikingly simple and original and utterly sexy going in and working around in there. I felt like I was admiring a masterwork of understated design and helping a gorgeous woman get off at the same time. She really, really got into it and …

I was SO happy. It was like I’d been let into this little world of hers, like she’d trusted me enough to introduce me to a good friend.

I’m not kidding. I was charmed.

Take it from me, fellas. When it comes to a woman’s pleasure and the Magic Banana®, let your dance partner take the lead for a bit. She can hear the music. Once you’re in the ballroom with her, you’ll work out all kinds of steps. In no time, you’ll see how much this little toy is everybody’s friend.

Hell, get her one for her birthday. For your birthday. For the weekend. Whatever. Just get her one.

You’ll both go nuts. I promise.

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TR – New Male Fan of the Magic Banana®

From “buzzed out” to tuned in…

There are so many products on the market that have been designed for women by men – and so very many of them seem to involve a vibrating aspect.   I won’t knock the brief, near-instant gratification that can come from a vibration of the right speed and intensity in the right moment – the showerhead has always been a favorite of mine.  I had a girlfriend at college who would go home for a quick vibrational pick-me-up between classes – 10 minutes and she was back out into the world again, reinvigorated and ready to go.

However, over the years, my thinking has evolved around the time I spend with myself and my own body.  I have become an explorer – my own Christine Columbus.  Like the explorers of old, I have learned to take my time over this important daily (yes, daily) journey.

I had the pleasure of being one of Janeson’s early Magic Banana® testers, trying out multiple designs based on her ingenious loop concept. Over the past 14 years of using it, I have realized how much my sex life changes when I have more or less Magic Banana® time in combination with more or less vibrator-based stimulation. Long story short, I find the more time I spend with the Magic Banana®, the better and more intense my orgasms get during partner sex.  I also come more easily.

I have a theory on this one – my theory is that it’s possible to get “buzzed out” from using all of these high-speed electrically driven vibrators.  By contrast, The Magic Banana® works with my own rhythms and movements – it seems to reward me for ‘getting involved’. My body moves naturally like I am making love with my partner – it tenses and relaxes like the ebb and flow of two bodies coming together and apart.

I’ve heard Janeson remark before that the Magic Banana® doesn’t do you. Rather, you do the Magic Banana®”.  I couldn’t agree more.  I get to set the pace. I get to apply as little or as much resistance, depth or even twist as I want. Along with this, the Magic Banana® is silent, so it’s easier for me to focus (and not worry about being overheard in the adjacent room). Privacy is a glorious thing.

For me, it’s the difference between sailing and riding a noisy jet-ski.  Exploring with the Magic Banana® makes me the navigator of my own sailboat – exploring happiness within, as Janeson says.

 

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JH  – Magic Banana® Connoisseur

Just how many Magic Banana®’s does a girl need???

Well, the short answer would be one.  The Magic Banana® is built to last, and it doesn’t have any mechanical or electrical parts that would be prone to failure – so you’re golden on that front too.

All that said, however, the longer answer to this question, in my opinion, would actually be three!

I have found that it’s great to keep one by the bed (or a favorite place to have partner sex), one near the shower (for a quick morning or evening pick-me-up) and one in my carry-on suitcase (even when I’m not traveling).

Here’s the thinking… a found moment for yourself can be a fleeting thing.  It’s good to keep a Magic Banana® within arm’s reach. The bed and the shower probably feel really obvious – but the third might be a little more puzzling for you.

You’re probably thinking, if I’m traveling, why don’t I just take the one from my bedside or the shower?  Well, if you’re anything like me, you’re a last minute packer.  I am lucky if I manage to pack my underwear and make-up bag when I travel.  Over the years, I found that I’d forget about the Magic Banana® during those harried bag-stuffing moments when I was running late for a flight – only to deeply regret it when I was stuck in a lonely hotel room with any combination of jet-lag, a stiff back, a head-cold, insomnia and noisy neighbors.  In moments like these, some time with the Magic Banana® always seems to settle me ready for sleep – no matter where I am.

The other great thing is that because the Magic Banana® has no metal parts, it doesn’t call attention to itself in your bag as it goes through the carry-on scanners.  The very last time I took a vibrator on a trip, the male security check-point officer succeeded in outing me in front of my conservative (though charming) older male boss. “Excuuuuse me.  Does this belong to you?” the officer said holding it up for all the world to see.  Never again, I vowed to myself.  I now practice the better safe than sorry approach to traveling with a pleasure device – it is always with the Magic Banana®.

So there you go – three bananas seems to be my sweet spot.  How many do YOU have in your life?

One banana, two banana, three banana, four…                                                                        or as many as suits your fancy on your mission to explore!

 JH – Magic Banana Connoisseur 

Tips: If you haven’t quite ‘clicked’ with your Magic Banana® yet…

Every body is different, and it may take some time for you and yours to acclimate to using the Magic Banana®.  

Here are a few questions to ponder when you set about your journey to self-understanding…

Is the curve of the Magic Banana® in its ‘smiling’ orientation while in use?  

Place the Magic Banana® on a flat surface.   Notice the curve – the ‘smile’?  Keeping the Magic Banana® in this ‘smiling’ orientation, squeeze the loop together and insert the tubing end into your body. Water-based lubrication is recommended.

Take note of the direction of this curve – If the Magic Banana® is inserted with the ‘smile’ facing downward, it will not massage the G-spot as intended and may cause some discomfort.  Also note that the black handle is not intended for insertion.

 

Have you tried using the Magic Banana® in different positions or environments?

For some women, the sensations created when using the Magic Banana® can vary widely depending on how and where they use it.  Some prefer lying on their backs, others lying on their fronts and others report having a daily extravaganza with their Magic Banana® standing in the shower.

For some women the bedroom is a private sanctuary for self-exploration, for others, the bathroom is the only place where they can guarantee that they will be undisturbed by others.  Creating an environment that allows you to fully focus on yourself will help you to unlock the pleasures of the Magic Banana®.

Are you holding your breath, anxious or expecting a particular outcome?

Watch.  Pay attention.  How comfortable are you in your body? How ‘open’ are you to deepening your relationship with yourself?  What do you want or hope to experience or gain by engaging with the Magic Banana®?  Can you let go of your expectation of the outcome … even just for now … so you can stay present, with yourself, in the moment?

As for the exercise aspect, like many exercise routines and even weight loss – depending on what you start with, sometimes it can take a good while to really notice any difference, and then all of a sudden – you have an a-ha moment – and you realize ‘YES! *This* is what I’ve been doing this for!’ – you’ve discovered something new about yourself! Unlocked something.

Be patient. Relax. And keep exploring.

 

‘I believe this Magic Banana® is the secret key to unlocking the inner muscles of the pelvic region to promote strength and suppleness’


  
Enthusiastic words from Helena Zera – Foundress, Vyana Yoga, and Creator of the wonderful Hasta Pada Yoga Belt
 

“As our physical bodies mature we should acquire methods to keep our inner juices flowing as the RASA (juice or nectar) of life wax and wane. This incredible tool is, at its core, the ultimate “SHAKTI*” prop.

If you have a partner or not, it is a deeply sensual and spiritually satisfying journey in the Tantric realm of intimate self-love and caring.

I believe this Magic Banana® is the secret key to unlocking the inner muscles of the pelvic region to promote strength and suppleness which can alleviate any feminine issues that a kegel exercise cannot attend to, and all with the natural vibratory power of the Swadisthana Chakra*.

As an RN, modern woman, Yoga Teacher, Polarity Therapist, Ayurvedic student and Tantrika I honor and respect the intimate connection of the sacred /sensual perpetuating mandala of time. To connect to ones divine sensuality and coordinate with the natural Rhythmic lunar cycle is to facilitate the ebb and flow of each transformative stage in a woman’s life. This Magic Banana® is an incredible modality in the art of a woman’s sexual exploration and health.”

 

~ Helena Zera

www.vyanayoga.com

*`Shakti` is a Sanskrit word referring to the Cosmic Feminine

* Swadisthana Chakra, the 2nd chakra, also known as the Sacral Chakra, is energetically-associated with the Reproductive System, Sexuality, and Creativity.

From a fan: 7 reasons why she loves the The Magic Banana®

7 Reasons Why I love The Magic Banana®

1. It’s discreet – no one would guess what it is. (If someone found it in the drawer next to my bed, they’d have no clue –whereas a dildo … not so much!)

2. It’s flexible, smooth, and its’ shape and different ends means you can reach and stimulate different places internally and externally.

3. It’s hygienic and easy to wash.

4. It feels natural inside of me and I’m not afraid of poking anything, because of its roundness.

5. It gives me the most amazing orgasms!

6. It makes Kegels fun.

7. The unique shape allows me to not feel like I’m trying to replace my husbands’ penis – it’s my own thing.

– CF, 40, Toronto, mother of four (started using the Magic Banana® while pregnant for twins)

The Magic Banana® delivers … without a hint of shame!


“The Magic Banana® makes a great travel companion; it is both airport-security and waiter-friendly!”

I was sitting in a beautiful outdoor cafe in Sedona, Arizona, on a gorgeous day in May, with Marlene and Kim – two women who were attending a conference I had been invited to speak at. The restaurant was an upscale vegetarian place, with terra cotta ceramic tile floors and a Japanese meditation garden, complete with Osho tarot decks on every table. We were getting ready to go to an afternoon workshop called Mergence and Union – the mere title of which sparked the following scenario…

While waiting for someone to come and take our lunch order Marlene – who was in her late forties at the time – told us that since she had not had a lover in quite some time, she was worried that the ‘use it or lose it’ theory might really be true…

She needed something, she said, ‘to keep those muscles functioning!!’

I had flown in to this conference to speak and, before I left home, my intuition had told me to bring along a couple of Magic Banana®s. In those days they were crudely packaged – in a baggie, stapled at the top – and the book was photocopied at Business Depot on some wild – yellow with lime green and orange bursts – paper that looked very orgasmic. Upon hearing Marlene’s concern, I reached into my briefcase and pulled out the stapled baggie saying…

‘I just happen to have something that’ll help you out with that.’

Their jaws dropped. They couldn’t believe I was carrying this thing around with me – this solution to her problem – all packaged (crudely as it was) and ready to go – and they were quite interested in checking it out a little more closely!

With Marlene still in shock, Kim was the first to reach for it. She held it in her hand – noting the gentle upward curvage of the loop – and squeezed the loop together as if it were a hand exerciser. Perfect! She was pondering the possibilities, while squeezing, when our server – a gorgeous young man who looked like Adonis in the flesh – showed up to take our order!

I watched – fascinated – as Kim did not even flinch. She continued to hold The Magic Banana® in her hand – on the table – while the waiter took our order! When it was her turn to order, she looked him straight in the eye and spoke to him without a trace of shame or embarrassment.

When he left to take our order to the kitchen, we all noted the innate beauty of the entire scenario; due to the fact that the Magic Banana® is so clearly non-phallic and non-threatening, Kim didn’t even begin to feel the need to hide it or put it away!

How beautiful is THAT?! We all had big smiles on our faces!