Sex

When you hear “Silicon Valley,” you may not think of silicone vibrators. But as technology marches forward, sex toy companies are often the first brands to position themselves at the cutting edge of innovation. Here are five devices to test out if you’re looking to become an early adopter—for science, of course. Womanizer $199.99, lovehoney.com Though this one’s name makes us squirm a bit (and not in a good way), the Womanizer’s patented “PleasureAir technology” and unique design certainly bring something different to the...
The Crave Vesper Size: golf pencil Shape: that pen that Joan from Mad Men wears around her neck/between her boobs Sound: Katniss Everdeen’s arrow Strength: va-va voom Satisfaction: gaspin’ O Pairs with: a vesper, Bond-style, duh I was really, really excited about the Vesper when I saw it online, because it’s also a necklace, which seems so SEXY and DANGEROUS and SOPHISTICATED to me (so I can wear it over my pajamas as I drink Franzia Crisp White from a plastic camping mug, alone). When I...
WeVibe Fling Size: a chunky bracelet from Claire’sShape: a letter “C” that’s been sat on Sound: low whirring Strength: tingly Satisfaction: who knows? Pairs with: a bottle of red wine consumed via those curly straw glasses My boyfriend is awesome and long-suffering. I mean that in general, because dating me can be kind of like trying to dress a cat in American Girl Doll clothes, but I mean it particularly when it comes to these vibrator reviews. Over the last several weeks there’s been a...
If you are single, dating, or at all textually active with a man, chances are at some point you will receive the dreaded dick pic. If you are like me, these can be a bit alarming and off-putting. Luckily for all of the receivers of shlong selfies, New York-based photographer Soraya Doolbaz is here to help.Dooblaz started the Dicture Gallery, a project in which she creates penis personas and captures them. “I could create a personality with penises,” Dooblaz told the New York Post. These cock shots...

The Womanizer Size: 90s cell phoneShape: chubby otoscopeSound: dentist drillStrength: exactly enoughSatisfaction: oh my godPairs with: an enormous margaritaThere are lots of things about this vibe that made me giggle, from its name to its cheetah print handle to its big rhinestone button. If it could talk, my Womanizer would sound like a Long Island trophy wife. It comes in a pink zip-up case and looks like that thing a doctor sticks in your ear so they can see how much wax build-up you have (which...

This post by Shaikina Nayfack originally appeared on brokeassstuart.com Last year was a hectic one, recovering from gender confirmation surgery (while writing a show about it), running a theatre company, getting on the scene as a trans actress... So much of my energy was spent working on and talking about becoming a woman in the world that I spent very little time actually being one. Year one is over, and I’m ready to get out there and take my new self for a spin.Dating pre-op was...

Did you know that there are over 14,000 average monthly Google searches for "how to use a condom"? Well, luckily, you don't need to Google that, because you're reading this article. This awesome infographic from Carvaka Sex Toys will teach you how to use a condom and more. Notable are the instructions for how to use the female condom (also important!), how to best store condoms (not in your wallet!), and general fun facts (tell them to people at parties!).  Header image: Flickr/Hey Paul Studios More from...

  The We-Vibe Tango Size: a super jumbo tampon (because you can’t help it if you’ve got a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina) Shape: lipstick-ishSound: quieter than an electric toothbrushStrength: your trusty Patagonia fleeceSatisfaction: it’ll get you therePairs with: a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale—safe choice, solid beer, drink of dads and nature brosLet’s start this review of theTango with a Shakira music video of the same name: Now that I, for one, am all hot and bothered, let’s talk about vibrators. I really like theTango. Mine came in...

  Q:  I’m in my 30s, and I’ve never really been a relationship person, so I’m used to long stretches where I’m not having partner sex. Occasionally, I’ll add penetration when I masturbate. In the last couple of years, I’ve noticed that I bleed when penetrated, both sexually and at the gynecologist, with the speculum. Is this just because I’m out of practice, or is this something I should get checked out? –Wrong Time Of The Month   Carol Queen:  As I learned while helping my partner Dr. Robert...
The Vibratex Princessa (Girls Series)Size: plastic Easter eggShape: plastic Easter egg wearing a tiny crownSound: a girlish whisperStrength: the sass of a thousand Cher HorowitzesSatisfaction: the bubblegum-snappin’ kindPairs with: a PhrostieThe Princessa is so cute it makes me want to CACKLE WITH GLEE. It looks like a sea anemone or a squid or a weird fruit or a cake! It’s so little! Eeeee! It’s from a Vibratex line of pink and white vibes called “The Girls.” And I’m such a sucker for anything that screams...