Friday, December 23, 2011

All I Want For Christmas

If you've been reading for a while you know I love the We-Vibe. They've just released the We-Vibe 3 and there are some pretty cool improvements. Here's the description from their website:

Key Features

  • 40% more vibration power
  • 2 whisper-quiet motors
  • wireless remote control or manual operation
  • 6 thrilling vibration modes
  • fully waterproof design
  • compact and discreet
  • 2-in-1 storage case/wireless charger
  • up to 2 hours of play on a single charge
  • G: 80 x 28 x 18 mm (3 x 1.1 x 0.7”)
  • C: 80 x 29 x 21 mm (3 x 1.1 x 0.8")

Body Safe

  • soft, flexible, comfortable
  • 100% lead-free, phthalate-free medical grade silicone
  • safe for water-based lubricants

Eco Sexy

  • long-lasting rechargeable battery
  • easy soap and water cleanup
  • fully recyclable packaging
  • carbon-neutral manufacture and distribution

Thursday, December 15, 2011

For People Who Already Have Everything

Introducing the Louis Vuitton Condom. They were designed by Irakli Kiziria as a World AIDS Day product suggestion. The design has since gone viral. The suggested price for each condom is $68. Read more.


Is there a market for designer condoms? Probably. Slap a famous name on something and you can sell it for hundreds of times its real value. But would they do any good? Getting people to carry condoms is only half the battle. They have to be used.

If some little trendoid insists on designer rubbers and has the money to fork out for them that's all to the good. As long as the product is up to standard and not a "gag" condom. If they'er vegan and fair trade then that's even better.


I'll admit that the LV condoms are attractive (even though I'm not a big fan of brown) but I have to wonder about the raised lettering. Is that supposed to be for the women? Every time I see a ribbed condom I hear Robin Williams saying, "If you want ribs get BBQ!" I'll bet you never expected to get sex advice from Mork but there it is.


I tried to find some video about these condoms but came up empty. What I did find was a cute commercial for condoms. I think I might try this the next time I go looking for an apartment.



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Thursday, December 1, 2011

World's First Sex School Opens




Classes start in January of  2012. Imagine the homework. Read more. Apply online.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Review: The Heart of Tantric Sex

Kama Sutra Illustration
Image via Wikipedia
I've been curious about Tantric sex since way back in the 80s when I heard Sting say that he and his wife practised it. It's been on my list of things to do along with reading the Kama Sutra from cover to cover. I finally picked up a book on the subject. Unfortunately it was the wrong book.


The Heart of Tantric Sex is one woman's idea of Tantra. The book has a bibliography but three of the 13 books are by a friend of the author and the other ten are by the author's guru. I think if I had looked at the bibliography first I would not have started reading this book. In truth I gave up after chapter four. I was just too disgusted to continue. Here's a sample of why:
Through being able to truly love and satisfy a woman in sex, which represents a man's deepest longing, he begins to feel himself more grounded, mature, responsible, loving, energetic. A genuine male authority and clarity arises. A woman in receiving and returning this love, begins to experience herself as innocent and sweet, the source of love and creation, and a delicate perfumed femininity arises.
 Men get authority and women get perfume? Give me a break.

The other thing that bothered me was the author's insistence that truly spiritual sex can only be achieved between one woman and one man. All you polymory and homosexual people need not apply.

I'm sure there are better books on Tantra out there. I'm just going to have to look for them.
                                                                                                                           


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Slow Sex

Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm by Nicole Daedone is a very interesting book. It explains the practice of Orgasmic Meditation or “OMing”. The majority of the book explains the OM “boot camp” (is anyone else tired of that phrase?) where in 15 minutes a day a woman can learn to be orgasmic. All the time if Daedone is to be believed.

OMing is for women who do not know their bodies well enough to know what gets them off. It's also for women who want more. More powerful orgasms. More of a connection to their partner. More control over their own bodies. It promises much the same results as Tantra without the spiritual woo-woo. I have to give it points for that alone.

OM is also for men who want to help their female partners open up. Or those who want to learn how to please her. I think every man wants a partner who knows what she wants and is comfortable asking for it. OM knows that our partners are not mind readers so communication between the participants is a necessity. 

I haven't tried OM. I have some sort of mental block about any kind of meditation. I have a sneaking suspicion that having a partner using only downward strokes on my clit for 15 minutes would drive me insane – and not in a good way. But maybe that's the point. Learning to relax, accept and explore. I'm not sure I have the mindset to make it all the way through OM boot camp but I'm all for anything that helps women get to know their bodies and their desires in a safe environment.

Daedone started a series of videos where she talks to other women about sex a la “The View” but she seems to have abandoned the idea after only a couple of episodes. Too bad. I would have enjoyed seeing where it would all go.





Thursday, November 10, 2011

Carpal Tunnel?


I saw this over on Facebook and it made me laugh so I thought I'd share. You're welcome.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: The Cookie Sutra

The Cookie Sutra: An Ancient Treatise: that Love Shall Never Grow Stale. Nor Crumble. is one of those books you come across when you're looking for something else. I would never have thought to look for an explanation of the Kama Sutra using gingerbread men (and women).

This little gem is written with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Some of it made me laugh out loud. One example is Bending the Bow:

Bending the Bow
This position has also been referred to as "The Rainbow's Arch," in which man lies at a right angle to his partner while she holds onto his legs. It is important to engage in this position slowly and carefully, however. Otherwise the bow might not be the only thing that gets bent.
This book is a quick read. 15 minutes to put a smile on your face for the rest of the day. There's even recipe for gingerbread for adventurous bakers. You might want to invest in a set of bonking biscuit cutters.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Karmasheetra




Made from a 50/50 polycotton blend.  The Karmasheetra can be purchased online here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

DVD Review: Hell


Hell by Cinema Erotique is a 16 minute film about a nun who goes to hell and finds it a place of extreme sexual pleasure. The “dungeon” is full of women being stimulated as punishment for some unknown sins. The only man in film has the job of carrying each woman over his shoulder from the cells to some new torture.

Who knew all the sex toys in hell would be pink? The butterfly and the vibrating nipple clamps look like a lot of fun. Too bad the film is so short. They barely scratched the surface of erotic “torture.” I think it might be a little too “arty” for your average porn watcher. And there's no actual intercourse which would turn a few men I know right off.

The women of Hell are pretty enough. Some of what they get up to is interesting. I loved the woman in head to toe body paint but her “roaring” got on my nerves after a while. I wanted to see her take a more active part in the torture. I think this film needed less “cinema” and more “erotique.”

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sexual Freedom in America



The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance has just released The State of Sexual Freedom in the United States 2011 Report, an in-depth look at some of America's sexual freedom, health, politics, identity, and policy issues. The annual report is Woodhull's capstone project, and was released during a daylong conference on Sexual Freedom Day, September 23, 2011.

"America's discussions about sexuality tend to focus on its risks and alleged dangers rather than on its benefits, advantages or opportunities for growth, intimacy, and pleasure," asserts psychologist
Dr. Marty Klein, one of the report's contributors. "Narratives that support the restriction of sexual rights, of course, undermine fundamental American freedoms-and are the ultimate targets of the work of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance."

Contributors include some of America's best-known researchers, writers, activists, academics and legal experts. Reflecting Woodhull's mission to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right, the report's chapters cover  relationships and family; sexual speech; sexuality education; sexual health; and the freedom of sexual expression

"We are living in a very fluid time for personal rights and liberties." said Ricci Levy, Woodhull's Executive Director. "A broad range of observers suggest that America is in the grip of a 'sex panic', not unusual when so many people are anxious about our country's direction and their own future. This report is intended to inform discussions about sexual freedom from statehouses to houses of worship to the house next door. It is a clarion call for vigilance against invasion into the intimate lives of all of us, regardless of political position." 

The full report is available for download here.

Image courtesy of Grace and Beauty.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hysteria Movie Trailer



A movie about the development of the vibrator. Sounds like fun.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Octopussy


I just saw this unique dildo over at Babeland. It might just be me but the word Octopussy makes me laugh. I know it's a James Bond thing but that's not what I think of first.

This Octopussy is made of Pyrex. That makes it totally eco-friendly. That gives you the ability to use it with heat or cold. If you put your octopussy in a bowl with ice and water it will be cold when you insert it. Same deal with heat. Just be careful not to get too extreme in either direction.

I may laugh like a loon every time I use it but this toy is now on my wish list.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rhymes With Vagina

I bet you had no idea that you were smack dab in the middle of Julyna. What's Julyna? You ask. Here's a PSA to help you out:



If you didn't get it, don't be ashamed. Julyna might be the most misguided attempt at cancer fundraising ever. According to the  website:

The rules for Julyna are simple: Women will spend the month of July exercising creativity and personal wellness by choosing a style for their hair down there and sticking to it—as a fundraising technique. Women don’t have to leave it au naturel, or choose a standard pattern like “The Charlie Chaplin.” They can make something up. Get creative! Not only do we hope that Julyna raises funds for cervical cancer, but also that the added attention drawn below the belt will inspire women to take care of this area in other ways, i.e. through scheduled Pap tests or by discussing the HPV vaccine with their family doctors. I’ve been getting a lot of people saying “I won’t get to see the designs, so why would I give money without proof?” First of all, people give money to marathon runners and it’s rare that they will actually see him/her running. Secondly, do you really need proof of the handy work to give money to a cause that will ultimately result in saving the lives of many women? That’s right, I didn’t think so! So to all you philanthropists out there—get creative and get generous. And, if you don’t want to style your hair for money, please donate to the cause by sponsoring someone who is participating in Julyna this year.

I've got a strict rule. If someone, besides me, wants the hair down there to be a certain way then they have to take care of it. One less thing for me to bother with and one less expense. If someone wants to make my muff look like Yoda then they'd better have some mad skills. They'd better be quick about it too. I'm only going to let someone pluck at my privates for so long.

One of the joys of being a sex blogger is the ability to write about stuff you'd never write about anywhere else. This is were I think Julyna goes off the rails. I have never talked to anyone other than a lover about styling my beaver. Why would I? Unless I'm going for a bikini wax. That's almost like talking to your doctor. It's straightforward: “Here's what I want. What's it going to cost me.” I'm most certainly not going to start a conversation about my privates with any one any time soon.

Maybe the women behind Julyna understood that a lot of people would be put off by this campaign. People would want to talk about what an awful idea it is. Maybe getting people to talk about cervical cancer is half the battle. Could it be that, in the battle against cancer, there is no bad publicity?

 The Globe & Mail did a nice piece on some of the other, and probably more important, aspects of this issue. Give it a read.

BTW if any of you are going to go for a Julyna look and you want to send pictures. I'm sure I can find a place to post them.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Love Your Vagina



Go to Love Your Vagina to download the song or the sheet music. Mooncup is donating all proceeds to charity.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How Do You Use Porn?



I've just completed the online survey. It's quick and painless. It took me 15 minutes. Try it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Those With Vaginas (and the people who love them)

Taking care of your sexual health is not only sexy but it's a very, very good idea. This "PSA" deals with funding cuts in the US but it makes a point about women standing up for their bodies.




Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ookie Cookie and Other Games

I like to think that there's very little about sex that I haven't heard of, seen or tried. This week I was proven mistaken. I came across a video called Chillin' On Glee. The song is by Mark Stalling who plays Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the TV show Glee. It's a cute song that says how happy he is to be involved in the show.

About the two minute mark or so, he sings, "oh Jenna, Harry, Heather, Dijon. Hey Cory, why won't you play ookie cookie with me?"

My first reaction was what the heck is "Ookie Cookie"? I had to go look it up. I was very surprised what I learned and I can't help wondering if Mr Salling meant to put that in his song. Or maybe it means something different to him.

According to Wikipedia (and other sites), Ookie Cookie is a masturbation game played by males. A cookie is placed on a table and the men gather around it. They all jack off and then ejaculate onto the cookie. The last one to cum has to eat the cookie.

I've known a lot of men, both gay and straight, and none of them ever mentioned anything remotely like this game. I'm wondering if this was the definition Salling was working from. Two of the people on his list are female - assuming the two lines go together - and therefore not able to play. If he is only asking Cory that's a whole other kettle of fish. The game could be played with only two men. To make things more confusing, the video shows Salling eating a cookie that is most definitely not "ookie".

So what does this have to do with eco-sex?

It got me thinking about sex games and how to stay green while having fun. A game where you eat the game pieces is green so I guess Ookie Cookie fits. If you bake the cookie yourself and use local, organic local ingredients then it's the perfect green sex game.

There are all sorts of Adult Games available these days. Everything from Love Dice to Stripopoly (seriously!) Whatever your comfort level there's a sexy game out there waiting. Board and card games that are used over and over are totally green.

If you want to up your green-fu then try playing games during the day when you don't need lights. Afternoon Delight isn't just for dessert any more. If your back yard is private you could play outside (didn't your mother always want you to do that?) but if you're going to play on the grass you might want to make sure you've been using organic fertilizers.

Almost any game can be sexified. Naked Twister? Strip Chess? Just use your imagination. I once played Strip Backgammon. Which reminds me, I still owe John 15 pieces of clothing...

I hope this little post has encouraged you to get your game on. If you find any interesting games come back and tell me about it.

For those of you who are curious, here is the video for Chillin' On Glee. Never let anyone tell you that Glee is not educational.

Update: To make things more confusing I found this picture Mark Salling posted. He refers to Amber Riley (Mercedes) as his ookie.



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fight For Your Right To Get Off

I got an email from the Woodhull Freedom Foundation about something that is going on tomorrow. A group called Morality In Media is asking its members to call their representatives to support a new anti-porn initiative. The Woodhull Foundations suggest people who believe in sexual freedom should highjack the phone in:
"Wouldn't it be cool if people reading this used the phone numbers provided at the time Morality In Media has set for this "call-in"-Thursday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time-to call their own representatives and tell them that they're just regular citizens, not addicts or rapists or child molesters, and that they want their porn to remain free of government censorship?"
I won't get into a discussion what is porn and what is not. I won't tell you what porn is good and what is not. Or how much porn is too much. Those are all personal judgments that you have to make on your own. All I ask is that while you are deciding what's right for you, don't let anyone else take the right to choose away from you.

Call list of legislators

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Do You Know What You're Sleeping On?

I'm thinking of purchasing a new bed. It's a big deal. I need my rest. If I don't sleep properly I am unfit for human consumption the next day. If it's true that spend a third of our lives sleeping, where we sleep should be as comfortable as possible. That third of you life is without adding in anything you do in bed when you're not sleeping.

In the US mattresses have to be sprayed with chemicals so that they are flame resistant (FR). No one knows how long term exposure to these chemicals will effect a person's health. When you sleep you have only a few thin layers of  material between your skin and the chemicals. If you sleep in the nude you have even less protection.

Someone recently posted a very interesting news story about toxic mattresses:



I realize that most of the evidence in this issue is anecdotal. But I also I know that I get a migraine after 15 minutes in a mattress store. And that's in Canada where the FR chemicals are not added. Even without them, there are enough chemicals used in the process of making mattresses.

I believe that it is better to be safe than sorry. Organic beds and bedding sound like the better option. Safe is sexy.

Here is a basic list of chemicals you should be aware of. You can find a detailed list of chemicals in foam mattresses here. To read some stories about people who became sick after purchasing a new mattress go to Chem-Tox.
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Friday, February 18, 2011

EU Bans Chemicals



This interesting headline caught my eye this morning: EU Bans Penis-Shrinking chemical; America Does Not. In a not so sensational story, Reuters reports that by 2014:
Unless they obtain specific exemptions, companies will not be able to sell items containing phthalates known as DEHP, BBP and DBP, the fragrance Musk Xylene, flame-retardant HBCDD, or the epoxy resin-hardener MDA.
The list looks like a recipe for alphabet soup. These chemicals are found in many household plastics (sex toys, drinking cups etc.) As to the penis-shrinking:
DEHP is associated with smaller penis size, incomplete descent of testes, and a shorter, less typically masculine distance between the anus and genitals in baby boys whose mothers showed increased levels of the stuff.
Now if only the rest of the world would ban them.


photo (cc) via Flickr user Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden




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Thursday, February 10, 2011

5 Ideas for a Green Valentine's Day

13 Rabbits Shower Gel
I'll admit I'm not into Valentine's Day at all. I'm not that big on chocolate, I hate the color red and I'm allergic to roses. Anyone trying to give me a gift on February 14th has a bit of work to do. Personally, I'd just rather skip the gifts and get down to the mind blowing sex.


For those of you who insist on gifts, here are five green ideas to show your love:


1. Make your significant other a meal using local, organic ingredients. You might consider pickintg a few recipes from The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook. Or you can try some of the menus and recipes at Divine Dinner Party.


2. Chocolate isn't very green unless you own your own organic cocoa plantation. Why not think outside the box and get something that smells delicious? Lush's 13 Rabbits product line smells heavenly. Imagine dark chocolate mixed with ginger and cloves. There's a part of me that wishes they made perfume with that scent. Lush prides itself on using local, organic and/or fair trade ingredients. They've made a commitment to being as green as possible. They have over 700 stores world wide.


If you just have to have chocolate make it Fair Trade and/or organic. Most major cities have stores that carry it but if by chance you're not in such a city, Equal Exchange produces a variety of bars. Try Equal Exchanges's Organic Very Dark Chocolate


3. Forget the roses unless you grow your own. The price mark up at this time of year should be enough to make you look for alternatives. How about making some flowers?  You can find directions for different flowers on the TLC. Or you can make origami roses. The video below is slow enough to follow. You might want to turn the sound off. The music isn't for everyone.




4. Add some spice to your life with romance or sex coupons that entitle your loved one to a massage or a blow job or whatever. Use your imagination. You can make your own or download some of the many available on the internet. Print them on recycled paper. Take a look at these or these. Put one in a coat pocket or a  computer case. Or make a trail of them from the front door to the bed with you in it.


5. Since you're probably going to be getting a little "somethin somethin" you might want to try a sex toy* for couples. Anything made out of wood, surgical steel, surgical grade silicone or glass are eco-friendly. Try to find a battery operated toy that is rechargeable. I've written about the We-Vibe before. I really like it. I think it's a good choice for a couples first toy. Try the We-Vibe Couple's Kit from Babeland. They've put out a little video showing how to use the We-Vibe.







So there you have them. 5 ideas for a green Valentine's Day. What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions? Come back after V-Day and tell me how yours went.


*Valentine's Day is not the time to show up with handcuffs and a cat of nine tails if you've never discussed BDSM with your partner. If you don't know what your partner would be into do some shopping together online or at your local sex shop. See what interests him/her. You can go back and buy it later. 



Thursday, February 3, 2011

geoGIRL


A three year old is not half a six year old. - Sir Kenneth Robinson

I don't care if it is "green" I don't think anyone should be marketing "anti-aging" makeup to kids. I'm sure this will be very well received on the kid's beauty pageant circuit. I agree with Gregor Fritz who said that children are children for a short time and shouldn't be rushed through it. Children are not small adults. They don't need to have adult products marketed to them. I guess getting them young gives companies that many more years of mindless consumerism.

Buying crap you don't need is never green and it's not sexy.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

No More Free Porn In Canada

 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved Usage-based Billing (UBB). Which, according to Open Media, means:
Bell Canada and other big telecom companies can now freely impose usage-based billing on independent Internet Service Providers (indie ISPs) and YOU.
This means we're looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay more for less Internet. 

You can read the official decision here.

This change means that everything Canadians stream or download (or upload) is subject to UBB. If you watch YouTube, for instance, you're going to get charged. Internet providers have already created "data plans" similar to those used by cell phone providers. The customer is charged a flat rate for a certain amount of bytes. Anything the customer streams or downloads above the amount specified in their data plan will be charged at a per byte rate.

The CRTC very quietly held open meetings for public input. Problem is that they were quiet and hardly anyone knew about them until it was a done deal.

Here's a clip from George Stroumboulopoulus Tonight on the issue.



So what does this have to do with sex? Well, for one thing all those free clips that you find on the web will not be free for Canadians. If you stream a 10 minute clip from RedTube and you are over your rate plan limit you will pay for that 10 minutes by the byte. If you pay for a membership on some site your ISP will still charge you. Not only will porn no longer be free, you could pay for it twice.

I'm not going to argue about whether porn is a good thing or not. UBB doesn't discriminate. It doesn't care if you're watching Masterpiece Theater on PBS.org or Saving Ryan's Privates on GetYerRocksOff.com. It doesn't care if you're uploading pictures from your last family vacation to Flickr or pictures from your last dungeon party to SpankMe. You will be charged for the bandwidth you use.

In effect UBB will create two forms of the internet. The one for people who can afford unlimited data plans has all the bells and whistles. The other internet, for those who can't afford big data plans, may have email but they'd better not try to send those pictures from Timmy's birthday party to grandma. That internet may let you see websites but forget chat rooms and file sharing of any kind.

There's something un-Canadian about that.

If you want your voice to be heard on this issue, sign the petition against UBB here and then send an email to your MP or any other politician you can think of. While you still can.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Hair Down There

I came across this video today and it got me thinking.



The song is meant as a joke but there are a lot of environmentally unfriendly ways to deal with body hair. I'm not going to go into the shaved vs natural argument. I believe it comes down to personal preference. But you can make an environmentally friendly decision.

Chemicals in hair removers like Nair aren't good for anyone. Razors need to be replaced too often - unless you're using a straight razer and if you are, more power to ya. Sugaring is the most natural hair remover. Especially if it's made at home from simple ingredients without all the additives they put in salon mixtures.

I've looked at a bunch of home sugaring recipes and they're all basically the same. Try this one and see how it works for you.

Basic Sugaring Recipe


2 cups sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup water
Combine the ingredients in a heavy saucepan over low heat.  Use a candy thermometer to tell you when the mixture reaches 250 degrees. Remove from heat and let cool. Once it is cooled a bit, pour it into a microwave safe jar. Let it cool some more. 
Test the mixture on the palms of your hands before spreading on more tender skin. Once it is cool enough for your skin spread it over the area to be sugared. Cover with one inch cotton strips. Leave on a few minutes then tear the strips off as if they were a bandage.
Store unused mixture in the fridge. You can reheat it a microwave or in a pan of hot water.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A New Toy For Your Vampire Sex Play

Check out the "Vamp" by Tantus. It's made of non-porous, phthalates free, hypo allergenic, food grade silicone. Guaranteed to be latex free.

The Vamp can be used with a harness or hand held. You can heat it up in a warm water bath or, if you want it chilled for a more true to un-life feeling...

I'd don't know. I've never tried sticking anything cold inside. But I've been told it feels good. If you're vampire role playing you'd want it cool at least because vampires are supposed to be cold. Don't ask me. Until I saw this I'd never even considered cold sex toys.

What amuses me most about this dildo is that it sparkles. They must be trying to tap into the "Twilight" demographic. I'm not sure this is the kind of tie-in Stephenie Meyer had in mind.

Oh well, I'm putting it on my wishlist because I'm that kind of vampire nut.

Vamp - Strap-on dildos - EdenFantasys