BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 12, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen alike, this is a call to arms - and by arms, we mean strap-ons. Good Vibrations, the infamous San Francisco based retailer that pride themselves on providing both accurate information on sexuality and adult toys, is encouraging you to strap one on and snap a pic for International Strap-On Week.
International Strap-On Week takes place June 16th- June 22nd and if you’re hanging out in the San Francisco area you should stop in to Good Vibrations for free classes, in store and online promotions, and of course the entertaining #straponselfie social media contest. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 25, 2014
Sexting is slowly becoming a less taboo topic, and I’m all for it. As long as you’re two consenting adults OLD ENOUGH TO LEGALLY BE HAVING SEX then cool, I say send pics of your wiggly bits to each other all you want.
The big issue I do see with sexting is the unwanted sharing of photos and video, which can often lead to the widespread distribution of revenge porn. If only there was some way to send naughty photos with a guarantee that they would delete themselves!
Think Snapchat? Think again. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 08, 2014
I’ve just discovered the magical world of erotica, as drawn by lady artists.
TMI? Maybe. Maybe not, considering I’m a female illustrator struggling to get NSFW illustrations published. Just last week I was told that my 32 page illustrated book about women in BDSM communities wouldn’t be printed by a popular online book publishing company. (There’s not even penetration! Just boobs and butts and maybe the occasional strap on!) So, yes, in fact -- I have a personal interest in this fight. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 04, 2014
A lot of time and energy has been put into making safe sex fun. It looks like some of it may have been paying off. You might have seen our post about condoms that promote a culture of consent.
First off, props to Force: Upsetting Rape Culture and the folks at Say It With a Condom. Cute, attention-grabbing, to the point--but I wonder if the point is coming across as clearly as it could. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on May 01, 2014
I'm still not over 3D Printing being a thing. I've seen it in action once before, when my friend asked for an octopus with a top hat during a demonstration at Macaulay Honors College. Even so, I still forget that I live in a world where I can literally print almost anything...however, this isn't good news for every industry. The sex toy market is particularly anxious. That's right: 3D Printing offers the possibility of printing your own dildo, without the awkwardness of going to the store and making forced eye contact with the cashier (... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 22, 2014
I don't know about you, but I had to learn the ins-and-outs of sex from my somehow more knowledgeable buddies at a 6th grade cafeteria table. We had all seen the video about puberty, and we were not as totally freaked out when hair grew in weird places, or when we started to smell like B.O, but we were left to our own devices to navigate our complicated and confusing sexual feelings.
The best resources I had at the age of 12 were books my mom bought me about my changing body, since the internet was not yet the sanctuary for embarrassing questions that is it today. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 20, 2014
We've always known that lovin' yourself means lovin' the earth, but who knew it could feel so good?
Infamous sex-toy shop, Babeland, is giving away free solar-powered vibrators to the first 25 shoppers at its Park Slope location on Earth Day. This "eco-sexy" gadget, which normally sells for $34, harnesses the power of the sun to provide its users with earthly pleasure, so no batteries end up in the landfill. Just leave the slick-looking, mini solar panel on your window sill to charge for a few hours, and boom, it's ready to use. Read More
BY Dixie Laite
on Apr 01, 2014
I learned about blow jobs from Charlie Chaplin. (Yes, that Charlie Chaplin). I was about 12 and with my babysitting earnings I bought the book Hollywood Babylon. As a passionate old movie fan, and an adolescent girl with a filthy mind and an even filthier curiosity, a book like Hollywood Babylon was a dream come true. The book dealt with various Tinsel Town scandals, and while I now know that much of the book is just blatantly untrue and much is just based on gossip, at the time it was my bible, and I don’t use that term loosely. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Mar 24, 2014
Wow, are we done trying to generalize female sexual preferences yet? There are roughly four billion women on Earth, sooo anything you say in reference to ALL women is really just a hyperbole. Luckily, we live in an age where hooking up is no big deal, and slut shaming is (hopefully) on its way o-u-t, so why can't we all just be free to explore what works for us as individuals and stop trying to make globalizing statements about what ushers in a big-O?
According to Dr. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 23, 2014
Is that a list in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? Irony has rooted itself in our culture, and now it's taken hold of our sex lives.
Dating and sex can be awkward for everyone, but a little determination goes a long way. It's best to be pragmatic about these things. The world, and the internet currently attempting to swallow it whole, is full of misinformation, theories, and most of all, lists.
The sex tips in beauty magazines usually end up more boardroom than bedroom. Read More