Garnet Joyce

Garnet Joyce

Queer sex educator starting a new adventure with her wife and two cats.

Recent posts

Feminism and Boners

Feminism Makes Boners Sad may just be the best critique of a scientific study that I’ve ever seen. The scientists see gender performance in animals where it doesn’t exist and relate female sexuality to romance novels. Thankfully Jill at Feministe knocks them down a few thousand pegs. This is a must read! (Thanks to Arabella for sharing this.)

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Interview With Metis Black, Tantus Founder

I know my body very well. I’ve been able to diagnose almost all of my illnesses, known what levels of hormones I needed in my birth control before I ever took it, what things are incompatible with my body, and what things make it feel amazing. But there is one sex toy company that seems to know my body better than I know it. Every time I try a new Tantus toy I tend to think it looks interesting, but assume it won’t do much for me. And every time I manage to be dead wrong. Continue Reading →

Porn Research: Does Porn Help or Hurt?

In my opinion, a good deal of the research that has been done on the effects of porn use is sex negative and doesn’t focus on the average user. Instead it focuses on the potential for harm related to pornography use. But how can you research harm without researching the average user? Pornography Research Online is trying to do a different kind of research by targeting a more diverse group of porn users to see how they use it, why they use it, and what it means to them. The survey takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and includes multiple choice and open ended questions. Continue Reading →

The Hug

There have been a slew of articles in recent years about how the hug has become the standard gesture for greeting and parting amongst young people these days. There’s talk about this new phenomenon and how it seems so odd to the older generations. Many consider me to be young, but the fact that I’m months away from 30 means that I graduated high school over a decade ago. I don’t consider myself to be the young, hip generation anymore. But 10+ years ago, I was also hugging my friends very regularly and still do today. Continue Reading →

Feminist Porn Award Nominees Announced

The Feminist Porn Award (FPA) nominees were announced just recently. 2011 marks the sixth year for the FPAs, and it just seems to be getting bigger and better each year. Who says there’s no porn out there that doesn’t degrade women? This year there are over 50 nominees, which means that many of us will be extremely busy trying to watch all of the movies and websites we haven’t seen yet. Having only seen 3 of the movies and 6 of the websites, I have my work cut out for me. Continue Reading →

Super Sexy CPR

Canadian lingerie company, Fortnight Lingerie, attempts the viral video by making a sexy how-to video teaching viewers how to perform CPR. You may learn a thing or two, but most likely you’ll be completely distracted by the scantily clad models, thrusting pelvises, and suggestive looks. Below is the video for CPR. For a slightly disturbing video on abdominal thrusts (aka the Heimlich Maneuver), screen savers, and ring tones visit

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A Peek Inside the ANME Tradeshow: New Sex Toy Heaven

Recently, the company I work for, MyPleasure, added Buyer to my list of duties. This means that I get to do a lot of product research and decide what we should and shouldn’t pick up for the site. It’s a job I’ve wanted for a long time now and it definitely comes with perks. For example,  a couple weeks ago I got to go to my first adult toy trade show, ANME. For someone who is extremely nerdy about sex toys this was total heaven for me. Continue Reading →

Hold a Condom on With a Cockring

Having issues with condom slippage? Try using a stretchy cockring around the base of the condom to keep it on. I figured this one out on my own several years ago when I developed a latex allergy and had to use polyurethane condoms. Polyurethane condoms are less stretchy than latex so they make the condoms bigger than latex condoms which inevitably meant that if the guy I was with had an average sized penis or smaller the condom would slip off. Luckily polyisoprene condoms (the new non-latex condom) are much stretchier and don’t have this issue as often. Continue Reading →

Femmes Holding Animals

Femmes couldn’t let the butches have all the fun so a Femmes Holding Animals Tumblr was recently started to host pics of sexy femmes holding their adorable pets. There aren’t many contributions yet, but hopefully this blog will take off with the same enthusiasm that Butches With Cute Animals has. So go check it out and submit your pics. After all, is there a better way to brighten one’s day? Follow us on twitter @mysexprofessor. Continue Reading →

What to Wear for Your Next Period: Period Panties

Many women reserve their ratty granny panties for that time of the month in fear of ruining a perfectly good pair of panties. Plus, many of us don’t feel all that sexy especially during the first couple days when we’re bloated and crampy. Well there’s now a new type of panty out there just for that time of the month called Period Panties. Continue Reading →