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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 →

The Ultimate Way to Rise and Shine

Waking up in the a.m. may not be your favorite thing to do when the sunlight comes pouring through your windows. But if it’s something you truly dread, it may be time to upgrade the way you roll out of bed. But how on earth can you make waking up more enjoyable? (Glad you asked!) You may be the perfect candidate for the ‘Little Rooster’—the half vibrator, half alarm clock device that fits right inside of your panties (totally not kidding). Continue Reading →

What Would Good Sex Ed Look Like?

This piece in the New York Times documents a one-of-a-kind sex education class for teenagers at a private Friends’ high school in Philadelphia. In contrast to classes that teach students that abstinence is the only viable option (having pre-marital sex apparently just might kill them) or that teach only a handful of basics about contraception, STIs, and pregnancy, the “Sexuality and Society” class creates a comfortable environment in which students are encouraged to ask anything and everything about sex. It’s a long but worthwhile read, so I’ll summarize a few main points. The article contains some historical tidbits about sex education in the U.S. (apparently in the 1970s and 1980s sex education wasn’t a politically divisive issue, and was almost universally taught in schools), in addition to ruminations about the current sad state of affairs. According to one estimate in the article, 70 percent of teenagers have had sex by their 19th birthday, which can have negative consequences if they are as woefully unprepared as a lackluster sex education curriculum (perhaps only spanning a few class lectures) might leave them. Continue Reading →

Ladies, Embrace Your Vibrator

The other day I was walking down the isles at Walgreen’s, picking up the usual – hair products, lotion, vitamins, etc. – and what do I stumble upon in the store?! Vibrators. That’s right, you heard me correctly – vibrators. Tucked in right between a neck massager and some neat device that is used to heat up oils in order to make your room smell nice. Continue Reading →

Learning New Things Almost As Good As Sex?

A study that doled out water – and also information about the water – to monkeys and studied their responses found that learning can release dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter. The act of seeking out new knowledge thus appears to be programmed into primate brains, stimulating the same pleasure-centers as sex can. If experiences of learning and sex might be cognitively linked, one can only wonder what special joys learning about sex yields! This research complements work by Dr. Arthur Aron and his team that has found that couples who spend time doing new/exciting things together, rather than the same-old stuff, on date night, tend to be more in love and more satisfied with their relationships. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →

What is it about being dominated that gets us so hot?

Recently, I was discussing sex with a friend. Obviously. What else is there to talk about? Anyway, the subject of domination came into conversation. While we were describing various fantasy situations involving dominant/passive roles, she posed this question to me- why is it that dominance is such a common theme in our fantasies? Continue Reading →