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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 →

Eight Holiday Gifts for the Sex Geek in Your Life

sti microbes bowl

It’s that time of year again! While everyone’s out buying gift cards and ill-fitting sweaters, you can be the holiday hero to a sex geek in your life. If you’re the sex geek in need of a gift, pass on the list as a hint to a friend or lover, or just keep it as a shopping list for yourself. 1. Giant microbes of STIs

Who wouldn’t love a cute plushie syphilis? Continue Reading →

My Non-Thing Holiday Gift Guide

Recently, two friends and a few readers have asked if I’m planning to pull together a sex-themed gift guide. We’ve done this in the past and may do so again this year. I’ve heard from people who have bought the books, art, and sex toys we’ve suggested and their relationships and/or orgasms have been the better for it, so that’s encouraging. Certainly, books and sex toys can make a difference in a person or a couple’s sex life, relationship, or marriage – especially when they are chosen with thought. But, these days, my heart and mind are elsewhere. As holiday shopping emails arrive in my Inbox at an ever-feverish pace, my eyes scan for the “unsubscribe” link and I disengage from all but my favorite stores. Continue Reading →

Mattress Built For Lovers

Who knew that ordinary old mattresses just weren’t good enough any more, especially if you wanted to snuggle up with a special (or not so special) someone? Personally, I thought I had it good with a memory foam mattress topper and a queen size bed. However, thanks to my friend Callie and Dornob, I was able to have my eyes opened. I was blind,  but now I see… that there is a better mattress solution out there. Continue Reading →

Dear Santa, I’d Like Some Head

Well, not just any head. While I’m just a lowly graduate student and teacher, I still think I can make wishlists. Back in November, I made a post about an auction containing 110 year old condoms. My birthday came and went (look at my name and take a wild guess about when it is), and there were no vintage condoms wrapped in a bow for birthday or any holidays. I still had a great time, and I’m not really sure what I’d do with those condoms anyway. But then my friend S posted in her journal about the head of the patron saint of sexually transmitted infections (for the record, his name is Saint Vitalis of Assisi) going up for auction! Continue Reading →

Wii Dares What Kinect Won’t

In a previous post of mine, I conjectured that it would be a long time before we see a Rock Band type game looking at sex and sexual activity.  Well, I have been proven wrong! This article talks about the parents who are up in arms since a company released a sexy Truth or Dare game for the Nintendo Wii.  Check out the commercial – it seems like tame fun that could lead to other things! What do you about this?  Like Violet Blue, the NSFW bloggess that led me here, does this entice you to purchase and/or dust off the Wii?  Or perhaps something to use the Wii for now that your Wii Fit board is languishing unloved in the corner?  Or is this normal adult/teen antics for the virtual video game age? Learn about MSP posts as they happen by following us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. You can also follow Craig VanKempen, the author of this post, @craigvk and make friends with us on Facebook. Continue Reading →

A Pearl Necklace of a Permanent Kind

I saw this piece from designer Leah Piepgras via Jezebel and was genuinely amused by the notion of it: a sterling silver representation of what semen looks like, adorning the neck? Kind of witty, I’d say. Piepgras describes the design on her site as “a visual marker of chaos turned perfection through an act of beauty and lust.” Continue Reading →

An Educational E-Card: Later in Life Lube

I am a huge fan of retro e-cards, especially the Anne Taintor-style retro cards that have been “re-written” for humorous purposes. So, I went looking for a card today for my father’s birthday and found HipsterCards.com (I know, don’t judge me, it just happened to be one of the first Google results, I swear!) and they had a variety of card types that fit the very aesthetic I was looking for: “Retro and Vintage,” a “Gallery of the Absurd,” even a section of velvet paintings turned e-cards. I found this one card, though, that was just as educational as it was funny: Continue Reading →

Kama Sutra…Snuggie Style!

Just in time for those cool weather months, authors Lex Friedman and Megan Morrison have released The Snuggie Sutra, a book of kama sutra positions re-conceived for the pop culture enthusiast (and, as Jezebel rightly points out, your average Urban Outfitters customer). The book incorporates the infomercial phenomenon into modernized Kama Sutra positions, designed for the snuggly bunny in all of us (or perhaps even the bit shy). Nevertheless, anything that encourages people to play, laugh and enjoy trying new sexual positions, all while staying warm in the process, is definitely good in my book! And maybe it’s fond memories of the getting stuck under that multicolored tent with my childhood crush, but I happen to love “The Parachute”: Continue Reading →

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts!

Time Out Chicago has come to the rescue of all those who are in need of a last minute display of like, love, affection or lust. Check out their list of last minute gifts on their site – and why yes, that would be a vibrating duckie in the mix. Shameless self-promotion: my book, Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure & Satisfaction, also makes a terrific Valentine’s Day gift! It is truly the gift that keeps giving and giving through desire, orgasm and lovelier just-right modifications to totally doable sex positions. Amazon, Powell’s and Strand Books have sold out of it again (which is good! Continue Reading →