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Masturbation memories: a sex toy giveaway (50 prizes!)

Here we are, in the formerly-futuristic year 2021, and it's been 14 years since I sat in my college dorm room and typed up my very first sex toy review. My blog is now a teen, the same age I was when I fell in love with a girl for the first time. Should I be asking my blog about its sexuality? Honey, you know you can come to me with anything. I could yammer on about how different everything was back in 2007, because BOY WAS IT, but I'll leave that for my social media posts throughout the giv...
Tags: Giveaways, Instagram, Sex, Portland, Blogiversary, Giveaway, Betty, Tantus, Vibratex, Ombré Piph


Dildos in a pandemic: the sex toy industry and COVID-19

Sex shop floors, once bustling with customers, have morphed into makeshift staging areas for packing online orders. The display dildos stand around aimlessly, fulfilling no purpose. Lube testers lay dormant. Packing materials are everywhere. A print-out is taped to the door advising customers of the situation: this shop is closed -- temporarily, indefinitely, who-knows-how-long. Shop online. Please. Brick-and-mortar sex shops have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a matte...
Tags: Amazon, Sex, China, Germany, Features, Chicago, New Orleans, Dynamo, Portland Oregon, Baltimore, JP, Banter, Legal Issues, Albuquerque, Marco, Bruce


9 Best Dildos for Pegging in 2020

With social media and instant messaging turning our attention spans into mush, causing wide-spread shiny object syndrome and turning us all into dopamine fiends, there’s never been a better time to own a sex toy blog. We’ve got more shiny objects and dopamine-stimulating gadgets and gizmos than you could dream of, so let’s get started! Today, we’re focusing (at least we’re trying to) on the best dildos for pegging. There’s nothing better to change the power dynamic in the bedroom than a good old...
Tags: Sex, Kink, Lear, Tantus, For Couples, Lovehoney Advanced Unisex Strap, Tantus Check, Adam Eve Scarlet Strap On Starter Set Check, Lovehoney Advanced Unisex Strap On Harness Kit, Lovehoney Slimline Silicone Suction Cup Dildo, VixSlim VixSkin Realistic Silicone Dildo Check, SelfDelve Air Imperial Silicone Dildo Check, NcNovelties Colours, Lovehoney Slimline Silicone Dildo, VixSlim VixSkin Dildo, SelfDelve Air Imperial Silicone Dildo


Sex toy Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales!

GOBBLE GOBBLE, peeps. This is it: my annual list of the best sex toy deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! If you've been waiting to buy the vibrator, dildo, or butt plug of your dreams, I suggest getting it now. Discounts like these don't happen on such a grand, sweeping scale at any other time of the year. Best of all? You can stay in your pajamas! In fact, I ENCOURAGE IT! As always, I have many exclusive codes you won't find anywhere but here, giving you special discounts and an array ...
Tags: Amazon, Black Friday, Australia, Sex, France, Germany, US, Announcements, Mia, Mona, Carter, US UK, PST, VOLTA, CamelBak, Cush


Review: Jellyfish 2.0 + Magma

Tantus Magma, Tantus Splash, Whipspider Rubberworks Jellyfish, Uberrime Jellyfish 2.0. Being a veteran sex toy blogger is a pretty sweet deal sometimes. I get to live to see most of my enemies disappear into the ether; I’m around as technologically-advanced sex toys become commonplace; and I’m still here when long-discontinued favorites are reborn. It’s the ciiiiiircle of liiiiiiife. Today, what’s old is new again. Two textured dildos that have been out of production for years, the Whips...
Tags: Sex, George Bush, Marco, Magma, Tantus, La Croix, Tantus Magma, Whipspider


Sex toy news: inclusive marketing and a vibrator with a butt

One of my favorite dildos — which was tragically discontinued years ago — has risen from the dead! Once known as the Tantus Splash, it’s now called the Magma and comes in a softer silicone. Hopefully I can still feel those stimulating drips! Our old friend the Hitachi Magic Wand is getting another iteration, and my vulva is flushing with excitement! It’s called the Magic Wand Plus, a corded vibe with a smooth silicone head and the same settings as the Magic Wand Rechargeable, finally at a lower...
Tags: Sex, Eva, Manta, Jimmyjane, Fun Factory, Tantus, Vibratex, Hitachi Magic Wand, Magic Wand Rechargeable, LELO, Dame Products, Patchy Paul, Epiphora, Sex Toy News, Satisfyer, Emojibator


15 Best Butt Plugs in 2018

Butt plugs may not be the most used sex toys, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t extremely fun! But, what is a butt plug? And, how can you find the best butt plug for your needs? This is exactly what we are going to be covering in this article. First, we are going to go into what butt plugs are, and some of the things you should consider when buying a butt plug. After this, we are going to list some of the best butt plugs around, then finish off with some FAQ’s. So, without further ado, let’s get...
Tags: Sex, Grey, Tantus, Best Picks, Grey Something Forbidden Silicone Butt Plug, Adam Eve Booty Boot Camp Training Kit, PicoBong Tano, LuxGem Medium Metal, Heart Crystal


15 Best Butt Plugs in 2019

Butt plugs may not be the most used sex toys, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t extremely fun! But, what is a butt plug? And, how can you find the best butt plug for your needs? This is exactly what we are going to be covering in this article. First, we are going to go into what butt plugs are, and some of the things you should consider when buying a butt plug. After this, we are going to list some of the best butt plugs around, then finish off with some FAQ’s. So, without further ado, let’s get...
Tags: Sex, Grey, Tantus, Best Picks, Grey Something Forbidden Silicone Butt Plug, Adam Eve Booty Boot Camp Training Kit, PicoBong Tano, LuxGem Medium Metal, Heart Crystal, Adam Eve Booty Boot Camp Training Kit Check, Lovense Hush Check, Lovehoney Booty Buddy Silicone Butt Plug Check, Tantus Perfect Plug Kit Check, Severin Medium Silicone Butt Plug, Tantus Check, Glass Butt Plug Check


And when it all goes to hell…

After a lot of consideration – this weekend and this past year – and careful examination I’m requesting that my affiliate account with Tantus be closed immediately. There is no one reason, or one bigger than the rest, but it’s a compilation of many reasons. A couple of them I knew a few years ago but didn’t act on, as they were told to me in confidence and when I outweighed the good of Tantus vs what I knew, the good of Tantus in the industry won out. And so, because they were not my stories to ...
Tags: Sex, Blogging, Rants, Metis, Woodhull, Tantus


Sex toy news: thrustin’, suckin’, and lube dispensin’

Most important news first, y’all: Fun Factory’s Stronic G is a REVELATION. Like the other Stronics, this toy thrusts all by itself — but this one can be used hands-free, and its perfectly-hooked tip gives my G-spot everything it craves. Ooof. So good. Lube dispensers are all the rage now and I blame me. The Touch heats your lube and will utilize any lube you want, unlike the exorbitantly expensive Pulse, which takes proprietary pods. Sliquid has a toy cleaner! I still don’t really believe in to...
Tags: Sex, Fun Factory, Tantus, Downunder Toys, LELO, We-Vibe, Tenga, Sliquid, Epiphora, Sex Toy News, Iroha, Screaming O, Womanizer Ho


Sex toy Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales!

GOBBLE GOBBLE, peeps. I’m here to help you get the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on sex toys! If you’ve been waiting to buy something I raved about, now is probably the time. Discounts like these don’t happen on such a grand scale at any other time of the year. The best part? You can stay in your pajamas! If you’ve been waiting for a good price on the sex toy of your dreams, now is the time to get it. I watch sales and deals all year long, but this is when retailers tend to pull out ...
Tags: Amazon, Black Friday, New York, Sex, US, Sales, Leo, Announcements, Mia, Nea, Mona, Hitachi, Blackfriday, Babeland, Ellis, CamelBak


Decade of sex toys giveaway winners (plus Boris video!)

That’s it! The hugest sex toy giveaway of the year is over, and I have awarded all 100-ish prizes to the winners! (Yeah, I have so many prizes now I’ve lost count. What a world.) THANK YOU ALL for making the whole thing a roaring success — by commenting on my posts with sweet words, by sharing the giveaway on social media, by following Boris’ clues, and just for generally being amazing readers and followers over the years. The reason I’ve amassed so many prizes is because I want to give away a...
Tags: Giveaways, Cats, Sex, Dallas, Announcements, Jack, Alex, Eva, Sarah, Journal, Blogiversary, Simon, Elizabeth, Rosie, Babeland, Ron


Your genitals deserve better: the case against toxic sex toys

There’s a glimmer of recognition that crosses someone’s face when I ask, “have you ever encountered a sex toy that smelled like a new shower curtain?” The widening of the eyes, the slight nod. This is how I introduce the concept of toxic sex toys, and it is almost always met with understanding. That smell, I explain, is off-gassing from chemicals called phthalates, which are used to soften plastics. “Phthalates have been banned in childrens’ toys,” I tell them, “but the sex toy industry is com...
Tags: Congress, Sex, Ruby, Haka, Banter, Jelly, Public Service Announcement, Babeland, Lilly, Doc Johnson, Woodhull, Tantus, Lelo Ella, Tantus Cush, Lorax, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit


Crave Bullet Review

Some sex toys are multi-purpose, and others are good for just one thing – the Crave Bullet is a very decent bullet if you’re buying it to replace the short, watch-battery cheap bullets that come with things like cock rings, dildos, etc. But if you’re looking for an external, rechargeable vibrator? You can do better. The Good Crave is pushing for this bullet like a bad infomercial: why spend money on all these batteries when you can have just one rechargeable Crave Bullet? I imagine the infome...
Tags: Reviews, Sex, Leo, Bullets, Sex Toys, Vesper, Lilly, Crave, Tantus, External Vibrator, Vooom Tango Tantus, Save Save Save Comments, Lilly Long, Viola Grateful


Sex toy news: a pint-sized Doxy and devil horn cervix ticklers

We-Vibe is making cock rings! And a butt plug! All of ’em are app-compatible, which makes a lot of sense for toys that get all up in your genitals’ business. Rumbly vibrations, too, I bet. Gooood. How truly majestic is this new uncut dildo from New York Toy Collective? And I thought Carter was beefy — this toy is 2.5″ in diameter! In keeping with their “let’s name sex toys after people” theme, it is called… Leroy. Yeah. Well. I’m having some conflicted feelings about the Womanizer 2GO. I’m not...
Tags: New York, Sex, Carter, Fun Factory, Tantus, Womanizer, We-Vibe, Fleshlight, Epiphora, New York Toy Collective, Doxy, Sex Toy News, Sybian, Le Wand


Sex toy Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales!

Some people might argue that mashed potatoes and gravy are the best thing about this time of year, but I’d argue that freakishly good sex toy deals win out. You can put both in your orifices, yes, but food is temporary, and high-quality dildos are forever. Also, I don’t recommend gravy as a lubricant. In case your mind was going there. Mine was. The point is that if you have been waiting for a good price on the sex toy of your dreams, now is when you should bite the bullet. I watch sales and de...
Tags: Amazon, Black Friday, UK, New York, Sex, US, Sales, Siri, Leo, Announcements, Duke, Sex Toys, Mustang, Kitten, Mona, Hitachi


Lilly’s Black Friday Deals!

It’s that time of year, again. I’ve got some pretty great deals for you below, from the shops I support the most. Shevibe is doing a progressive sale again, where the more you spend, the more you’ll save. Spend $85, save 10%; spend $100, save 15%; spend $125 and save 20%. Given the cost of a really great sex toy, it’s not hard to get above that $125 mark. Some of my top recommendations: * Pretty much anything from L’amourose. The Prism V is great if you’re not ready to splash all out, whil...
Tags: Usa, UK, Sex, US, Blogging, Canada, Lilly, Denia, Tantus, Rosa Rouge


Review: Rumble by Tantus

Who needs a new bulb when you’ve got a deck that needs painting? Ooo, what’s that? Oh, that? That’s just the lightest wand vibrator I’ve ever held in my life. It’s called the Tantus Rumble, and I like it fine, I just don’t love it. Which makes me sad. How’s it made? It’s got an angled, super lightweight handle that I find comfortable to use. The silicone “head,” if you will, is removable, so you’re welcome to toss it in your dishwasher between uses. Just the head, though! The body is...
Tags: Review, Sex, Sexuality, Vibrators, Sexual health, Wand, Rayne, Wahl, Tantus, Vibrator, Sex Toy, Peepshow Toys, Rumble


SFS16: Like Sex Blogger Christmas

It’s been (way) more than a month now since Sex Blogger Christmas aka Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit. I expected to write about this sooner but got hit hard with a cold-turned-infection the day I was driving home from the Summit; I missed a lot of work, have spent weeks exhausted and have had a lot of brain fog. The brain fog has clouded a lot of my memories, making writing about the weekend pretty difficult. I realized at one point during writing this (with its 14 edits) that I’ve been procr...
Tags: Facebook, Sex, US, Blogging, Rebecca, Dc, Avery, Alex, Sarah, Kenton, Don, Mary, Ashley, Rizzo, Mandi, Bex


Ask Lilly: How Can I Remove Butt Odors From My Silicone Sex Toys?

Many people like to wear a butt plug overnight or during the day, and we’re all told that silicone is a fabulous sex toy material – truly body-safe, essentially non-porous1, able to be sanitized, etc. Yet for all day wear like this it’s a secondary material to glass or stainless steel. Some people are not able to afford a good glass or steel butt plug or may have found that the material doesn’t feel as comfortable to them for all day wear2, so they stick with silicone only to find that sometime...
Tags: Don, Lilly, TPR, Tantus, Ask Lilly, All Guides, Sex Toy Material Guides (posts), Oxyclean


Review: Tiny Dildos

Perhaps “tiny” is condescending. “Diminutive”? “Miniature”? “Wee”? I don’t want to be flippant or rude, but it’s an objective fact that these dildos are roughly 1/60th the size of their, shall I say, phallotypical counterparts. This is not going to be girth mania. Lowing your expectations for pleasure might be a good idea. Rewiring your brain, wiping all data about previously-experienced insertables: encouraged. Over the years I’ve amassed quite the collection of tiny silicone dildos from Tant...
Tags: Reviews, Guinness World Records, Dildos, Silicone, PAUL, Lisa Frank, I am covered in lube, Fun Factory, Tantus, Vamp, Patchy Paul, Bad Dragon, Risking My Life, Paul With, Tantus Uncut, Tantus Goliaths


Should You Really Cover Your Sex Toy with a Condom?

For as long as I’ve known about porous and toxic sex toys I’ve heard the old “cover it with a condom and you’re fine” mantra1. It’s an oft-used phrase to make buying a toxic or porous toy seem more “safe” than it is and I am starting to get really cranky about how easily this is bandied about. I can understand how someone came up with this idea – a condom is a great barrier against STI’s and pregnancy, so shouldn’t it work in this situation? Well, that depends on a number of factors, like the s...
Tags: Amazon, STI, Magic Wand, Tantus, Ask Lilly, Toxic Chemicals Absolutely, Amazon Atlas Brand, Amazon of Trojan Enz


Sex toy news: a squirting dildo, squishy vibes, flapping tongues for your dick

© Epiphora. This post, "Sex toy news: a squirting dildo, squishy vibes, flapping tongues for your dick," appeared originally on Hey Epiphora. If it is posted outside of valid feed readers, it is a copyright violation which has been scraped illegally. Please email hey.epiphora [at] gmail.com if you see this happening. Welcome to “sex toy news,” a new feature culled from my email newsletter, Epiphora’s Snark Digest. My thoughts here are brief, so you can learn the news on the street and get on you...
Tags: Alan, Sam, Moody, Jimmyjane, Fun Factory, Tantus, We-Vibe, Tenga, Epiphora, Vixen Creations, OhMiBod, Yoru, Fuze, Tenga Iroha, Sex Toy News, Iroha


Sex toy news: squirting dildos and flapping tongues for your dick

Welcome to “sex toy news,” a new feature culled from my email newsletter, Epiphora’s Snark Digest. My thoughts here are brief, so you can learn the news on the street and get on your way. Share your initial impressions and speculations in the comments section! Vixen has released a peculiar dildo called the VixenAire Mustang. It inflates when you apply pressure to the base. I love my Mustang, but the VixenAire only inflates near the base of the toy, which I find weird??? For ages, I’ve hoped a ...
Tags: Alan, Sam, Moody, Jimmyjane, Fun Factory, Tantus, We-Vibe, Tenga, Epiphora, Vixen Creations, OhMiBod, Yoru, Fuze, Tenga Iroha, Sex Toy News, Iroha


Designing for Desire

Objects of Desire, coming out March 28 from Schiffer Publishing, is a coffee-table book for people who don’t mind raising a few eyebrows among their guests—although, these days, that’s probably all the reaction it would elicit. Yes, it’s a book about sex toys, but a particularly tasteful one, geared toward design lovers and well-calibrated for a moment when sex toys have pretty much completed their evolution from seedy novelties to mainstream consumer products. As the author, Rita Catinella Orre...
Tags: Book Reviews, Eva, Consumer Product, Object Culture, Duncan, Kegel, Tantus, Karim Rashid, Sex-tacular, Schiffer Publishing, BBD, Rita Catinella Orrell, Orrell, Jason Scuderi, Dimensional Industries, Comingle LLC


Doc Johnson Truskyn Review

The Doc Johnson Truskyn line is their foray into the wonderful world of dual-density silicone. So many people are happy to buy porous/toxic dildos because they are squishy; they feel softer and more realistic than most traditional single-density silicone sex toys on the market. Until very recently, Tantus with their O2 line and Vixen with their VixSkin line were the only traditional sex toy companies making a dual-density realistic-feel dildo. Then, Blush Novelties (*sigh*) came out with their ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Sex Toys, IBS, Bex, Cush, Doc Johnson, Tantus, Dildo, Comparative Review, Vixskin, Doc Johnson TruSkyn, Dual-density Silicone, Doc Johnson Truskyn Review, Tantus Cush, Truskyn


Hell Yes: SelfDelve produce-shaped sex toys

These are dildos. Due to the graphic nature of this blog I would normally not need to specify that, but this could more easily pass as a basket of artificial fruits and vegetables. The sex toy world has given us glass versions of produce before — chili peppers, eggplants, corn, bananas — but a huge selection of body-safe silicone ones? Not until now! THERE’S A FUCKING ASPARAGUS, YOU GUYS. I found out about this company on a HOT TIP from a reader, who wrote: I’m in Europe right now and I discove...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin, Hitachi, Dildos, Silicone, Garden of Eden, Tantus, Hell Yes, SelfDelve


Sex Toy Copycats – Is it improvement or shitty business ethics?

This is a think-piece that has been brewing for awhile, and it’s been sitting here brewing because I don’t really have answers. I’m just going to say right here and now that I’d like your opinions — reviewers, consumers, and store owners — on this matter. There are three types of sex toy copycats in the sex toy world – one is a given and one feels like really shitty business practices – and the third? Flat-out counterfeiting which we see online in places like Amazon and Ebay and in shadier sto...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Ebay, US, Blogging, Blush, Lilly, Sandra, Bex, Wren, Metis, Black Magic, Doc Johnson, Lovehoney, Tantus


Epiphora’s best and worst sex toys of 2015

[Check out my annual best/worst tag for older lists!] What a year 2015 was! I showed my face on the internet and subsequently used it to prank all of you. I got emotional about what being a writer means to me, then had my work published in Best Sex Writing of the Year. I managed to get out of the house a couple times, to attend the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, an epic sex blogger retreat, and two smaller #dildoholiday vacations with friends. When the universe manifested yet another “scientifi...
Tags: Facebook, Amy Schumer, America, Siri, Guides, Alan, Hitachi, Gary, Don, Rosa, Drew, Minna, L'Amourose, Jimmyjane, Fun Factory, Epiphora Makes Lists


The Best Sex Toys of 2015 (and the worst, too)

THE BEST SEX TOYS OF 2015 I actually reviewed LESS this year than I thought I did. I blame it on buying a house and moving. I’ll do better in 2016. So I had to be picky about the things on my list and really only pick things I LOVED for the Best Sex Toys of 2015. Bonus this year: Video!1Things I pick up and use again, and again and mourn when they run out of charge. The L’amourose Denia is one of those, despite it being a dual-stimulation vibrator. I usually hate those! But the flex technology...
Tags: Reviews, Blogging, Reddit, Sex Toys, Mona, Winchester, PAUL, Mimi, Lilly, Uma, The Board, Wren, Doc Johnson, Woodhull, Tantus, Video Reviews