Monday, November 2, 2009

Form 6 Personal Massager

Jimmy Jane is one of those sexy companies that puts time, energy, and thought into their products; its evident in their esthetically appealing designs and innovative ideas. The form 6 is perhaps one of the best ways to sum up Jimmy Jane. (It did in fact Win the 2009 ID Design Award)

The Form 6 is a completely 100% waterproof rechargeable vibrating massager. It is sleek and smooth and incredibly quiet. The Form 6 is made of 100% medical grade silicone; so it wont irritate and is Phthalate-free. Most people do not realize or are not completely educated on how the material of a product you are using can effect the sensation you are going to feel. Also with the wrong material or with strong chemicals you can irritate or burn sensitive skin tissue. The Form 6's soft silicone coating feels like smooth velvet and is literally free of any irritants.

It also:

-Charges cordlessly
-Has 2 motors
-High performance battery
-Fully submergible in water
-and comes with a 1 year warranty.
-There are 6 vibration modes, each with 5 different speeds (thats 30 different settings!)

Now at the first glance of a Form 6, you may think that its nothing special. But Jimmy Jane's meticulous attention to detail and shape have made this toy ideal for a personal massager, a G-Spot Massager, a Prostate Massager, Clitoral Stimulation, or strictly Vaginal/Anal Penetration. It really is the "All-in-one" little gadget that does not discriminate against what and who it can tease and please.

The Form 6 is available at Qortezan (1035 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC) for $225.00. It is about 7.5 inches long, and about 2 inches wide (at the widest point)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Alter Ego (Halloween Special) at Qortezan

Halloween is coming up and Qortezan is planning something special. Bust out the alter-ego, or just let it all hang out. Its the time to be risky, its the time to let inhibitions can always hide behind that fact that "its Halloween". We have great costumes, toys, scents, and books. Why not spend the beginning of your halloween week at Qortezan prepping for the big under appreciated production that is HALLOWEEN!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

We Vibe at Qortezan

We Vibe

The totally unique We Vibe is one of our most sensationally popular toys. Its innovative design makes it the first-ever toy that can be used while making love. One side of its special C-shape is designed for external clitoral stimulation while the other provides G-spot pressure for women from the inside. But don't worry, it takes good care of men too, giving dual vibe stimulation in all the right places.

The We Vibe is rechargeable, hands-free and has no straps or wires to get in the way and ruin the mood. It's made out of quick-warming medical-grade silicone that is soft, waterproof and flexible. Thin and unobtrusive enough (even with its two powerful motors) to be used with other toys, it's comfortable and easy to use.

We recommend using water-based lubricant and lots of imagination with this toy.

Includes an attractive case that doubles as a charger and a 90 day manufacturer's warranty.

Approximate dimensions: 2.5 cm x 8.25 cm

Price: $ 139.00 CAD
Vibrators: A Guide for the Curious

The Spice of Life

Variety may be the spice of life, but when it comes to exploring the world of vibrators, it can be overwhelming. In this guide, we’ll show you some ways to narrow down your search.

Vibrators are all about functionality, so a good place to start is by thinking about what you want it to do. What do you like? If you’re a woman, do you think you’d prefer clitoral or internal stimulation? Do you think you’d like both at the same time? There are lots of choices for men and women as well as couples.

Although there are other options to consider, such as power source, control, size, and materials, here are some of the main functions available.

For Women:
Clitoral (external) stimulation: These vibrators are designed to concentrate attention on the clitoris and anywhere else you might like to try. Some examples of external vibrators include the Lelo Nea, and the Jimmyjane Iconic Pocket.

Internal stimulation: Sometimes called “traditional vibrators”, these are shaped to go inside you. Some vibrate over their entire surface; others concentrate stimulation on specific areas like the G-spot. The Jimmyjane Little Chroma and the Lelo Gigi are good examples.

Tall Brothers Live at Qortezan

Qortezan is pleased to present the award winning duo Tallbrothers.

Join us at Qortezan on Friday October 2 between 7 and 10 pm to enjoy their special blend of sexy jazz, latin and american standards performed live on guitar and double bass. Wine, Cheese, Chocolates, company, and a brilliant atmosphere will be provided!

Here's a sneak peek at their sultry set list:

SEXY Burt Bacharach numbers like The Look of Love and This Guy's in Love With You
SMOOTH Latin sounds of Jobim such as Girl From Ipanema, Medatacion, and Summer Samba
FAVOURITE American standards of Cole Porter and Gershwin including Our Love is Here to Stay, and Fly Me to the Moon.

Smudging at Qortezan

Smudging is a done on a regular basis at the Qortezan store. Used with dry sage from a store on a Granville Island, the act of smudging is an old tradition of "dispelling" bad or negative energy and cleansing the area or person that is being smudged. Perhaps this is why when you walk into Qortezan you feel a nice, comfortable vibe and atmosphere. The negative energy that people or products bring into the store are smudged away. Ask about it next time your in the store.


Sage: Burned in smudging ceremonies to drive out bad spirits, feelings, or influences, and also to keep bad spirits from entering the area where a ceremony takes place. In Plains nations, the floor of the sweat lodge is frequently covered with sage, and participants rub the leaves on their bodies while in the sweat. Sage is also commonly spread on the ground in a lodge or on an altar where the pipe touches the earth. Some nations wrap their pipes in sage when they are placed in pipe-bundles, as sage purifies objects wrapped in it. Sage wreaths are also placed around the head and wrists of Sundancers.

Cedar "Juniper": There is some confusion here about the words used to name plants, mainly because in some areas, junipers are known as "cedar" - as in the case of Desert White Cedar (Juniperus monosperina). This doesn't mean that J. monosperina wasn't used as a cleansing herb, though; in the Eastern U.S., its relative, Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginia), was used ceremonially. However, in most smudging ceremonies Western Red Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) and California Cedar Incense (Libocedrus descurrens) were used ... not varieties of juniper.

Sweet Grass: One of the most sacred plants for the Plains Indians, sweetgrass is a tall wild grass with a reddish bas and perfume-like, musty odor. It grows mainly on the eastern side of the Rockies in Montana and adjacent Alberta, Canada. It also shows up in some small areas of Wyoming and South Dakota. Its botanical name is Hierochloe odorata. Some common names for it are Seneca grass, holy grass and vanilla grass.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Girls Night Out (a night all about you)

From fashion shows, to special in-store events and live performances, Qortezan is always out and about. Subscribe to our mailing list for VIP notification
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Girls Night Out at the Caprice Nightclub

Join Qortezan at the Caprice on October 1st for a fabulous evening out
with the girls!

We’re excited to be participating in this fun event! There will be lots of pampering, beautiful products to try, dance lessons, wine tasting, music and great prizes.

Girls only from 8:00 – 10:45. Open to gents after 10:45.

967 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Edie, friends, and the Qortezan crew will be attending the girls night out this Thursday, October the 1st, 2009 at the Caprice. Come out and see local stores from around the city, listen to DJ Johnny Jover, get a make over, or arrive in a complimentary limo!

Qortezan will be the highlight of the night with their elegant style and their amazing product. Come check them out!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


September 23, 2009

Introducing a new lube into the bedroom can be tricky. But for increasing pleasure with and without a partner, a good lubricant can make all the difference.
When you decide to take the plunge and suggest trying lubricant, know that some people may feel uncomfortable about the idea. Your partner might feel criticized, thinking that if they were doing a “good job” of turning you on, you wouldn’t need it. In reality, and especially if you’re using toys together or enjoying anal play, extra lube can mean a smoother, sweeter, sexier experience for everyone involved.
But how do you choose the right lube? There are lots of options and your choice will take into account the way you’ll use it, what kinds of materials it will come into contact with, your personal sensitivities and environmental considerations.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the main choices available.

Oil-based Lube

Oil-based lubes are most often made from mineral oil and/or petroleum jelly. They are long-lasting and usually very slippery. However, some evidence suggests that they can contribute to vaginal and yeast infections in women and many people find these lubes excessively greasy and hard to clean up. Oil based lubes should not be used with condoms, especially latex ones, as they can compromise their strength.

Silicone Lube

Silicone-based lubricants are usually very slick and resist drying out and getting sticky. They are water resistant so they’ll keep doing what they do best even in the water. However, that makes them a little harder to wash out of your sheets and clothes. Silicone lubes, ironically, are not recommended for use with silicone toys.
Water-based Lube

Water-based lubes are the most popular choice with most people and for good reason. They’re compatible with all condoms and toys and are available in a range of slippery textures, from light and slick (like Sliquid H2O) to thick gels that stay right where you want them (Sliquid Organics gel). The drawback? Some water-based lubes tend to dry out and get sticky faster than others. You can always re-apply.