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Lelo Ida Review

I am so excited to be reviewing a Lelo product! Lelo makes beautiful, ergonomic luxury sex toys, and they seem to come out with new toys every time I blink. The lovely ladies at Good Vibrations sent me the Lelo Ida, a remote-control partner vibe. Here’s the scoop: the protruding end is inserted into the vagina. It rotates and vibrates while the circular base vibrates against the clitoris, providing even more stimulation. Continue Reading →

Eight Holiday Gifts for the Sex Geek in Your Life (2013 Edition)

There’s nothing quite like a thoughtful gift that says “I love you in all your sex geekiness.” And if you’re a reader of this blog, I’d guess you have a bit of a sex geek streak yourself. Continuing the tradition of curating a list of sex-positive gifts, here are my 2013 suggestions for the sex geek in your life. 1. Buy them an iTunes gift card so they can download the first season of Masters of Sex when it comes out. This well-reviewed series about sex research pioneers Masters and Johnson will be sure to please. Continue Reading →

Sex Toy Review: Spirit by Leaf

I recently had the pleasure of testing out the Spirit for the Men’s Health sex awards, and let me tell you: This petite toy packs some powerful vibes. What you need to know right off the bat: It’s waterproof, great for travel, and fits right in the palm of your hand. The bright green exterior is aesthetically pleasing, not to mention it’s extremely easy to use. The main perks:

It’s rechargeable. (In my opinion, this feature is a must-have if I’m going to consider purchasing the toy.) A single charge will give you an hour and 15 minutes of playtime, and it takes two hours to charge completely. Continue Reading →

What a Fashion Publicist Can Teach You About Sex

In an effort to not forget some of the wise advice I’ve read over the past year, I’ve recently been rereading certain chapters of books I’ve flagged on my bookshelf. (Side note: Never borrow a book from me; they’re all marked up with pen and flagged with neon Post-it notes.)

Getting to the point: I was rereading Kelly Cutrone’s book, Normal Gets You Nowhere, and forgot how completely fantastic (not to mention hysterical!) her second chapter is. The title? “THE KELLA-SUTRA: If You’re Not Getting Fucked by Midnight, Go Home.” Continue Reading →

Je Joue Uma Review

I think I’ve finally found it – the perfect first vibrator. The Je Joue Uma is simple yet powerful, unassuming yet bold, and packs just the right amount of punch for someone first entering the stimulating world of luxury sex toys. Made of silky smooth body-safe silicone, the Je Joue Uma feels great against your skin, and is certainly a step up from the usual first-vibrator suspects (you know, those cheap plastic butterfly vibrators that always smell a little funky no matter how many times you clean them). Continue Reading →

Sex Toy Review: We-Vibe Touch

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vibrator that’s soft-to-the-touch, this product should be on your radar. What you need to know right off the bat: Similar to the We-Vibe Tango (check out the MSP review, here!), the Touch is also waterproof, green, and rechargeable. In fact, a single charge will give you up to two hours of playtime, and it only takes 90 minutes to reboot. The vibe has eight different vibration modes (see photo below), and it’s encased in 100% medical-grade platinum silicone—which means it’s gentle on your goods as well as the environment. The main perks:

We-Vibe’s products all have the same charging base, so that means if you own multiple vibes from this company, you really only need to have one cord on hand. Continue Reading →

Book Review Of Violation: Rape In Gaming

Maybe you don’t think of the words “rape” and “gaming” being used together very often, but according to Clarisse Thorn and Julian Dibbell, co-editors of a new anthology, perhaps you should. They recently released Violation: Rape in Gaming as an e-book and paperback, and as we MSP readers know to expect from Clarisse’s other work, this is a thought-provoking foray into the collisions between sexuality and subcultures. Thorn’s introduction reflecting on game rape, feminism, S&M, and selfhood is one of the highlights of the book, giving readers some framing terms and concepts to accompany us through the rest of the essays. Thorn describes her involvement with feminism and with the BDSM/S&M/kink communities, and she draws some intriguing connections between the use of negotiated boundaries and safewords in BDSM and consensual reality in role-playing games (such as how the Mind’s Eye Theater system of role-playing emphasizes player boundaries even in horrifying in-game situations). Thorn also gives a history of gaming starting with tabletop role-playing games like D&D, and moving up through LARPs, MUDs, and MMOs. Continue Reading →

JimmyJane Form 3 Review

I’ve once again had the pleasure of teaming up with Good Vibrations for a MySexProfessor toy review. This time, they sent me the JimmyJane Form 3, an adorable rechargeable vibrator. I’ve always been impressed with JimmyJane’s unique toy designs, and the Form 3 is no exception. The vibrator is small (it fits in the palm of your hand) but mighty! With four power levels and four vibration patterns, the opportunities are endless (well, maybe not endless, but 16 options is a lot). Continue Reading →

Fun Toys G-Vibe Review

I’ve reviewed a lot of sex toys. After a certain point, it seems like you’ve seen everything: there’s only so much you can do to make a dildo more than a dildo. So I’m always pleasantly surprised when I get to review a truly innovative sex toy. With that, I present the Fun Toys G-Vibe from My Secret Luxury. Though it looks like an oddly-hued duck bill, the unique double-flare shape of this toy makes for some serious creativity. Continue Reading →

Jimmyjane Hello Touch Review

I’ve always thought that the purpose of sex toys is to enhance a sexual experience. Usually toys provide some sort of sensation that your body (or your partner’s body) alone can’t provide. The Hello Touch wearable vibrator from Jimmyjane takes this enhancement to a new level. When I first saw the Hello Touch, I thought it was some sort of iPod accessory. Seriously, doesn’t this look like something you might go jogging with? Continue Reading →