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.