May 222017
 

The Business of Blogging About Sex is back!

Do you dream of becoming a sex blogger — or becoming a better sex blogger? Like the idea of an intensive online class to kick your ass into gear? Prefer pajama pants to actual pants?

Perfect, because I’m teaching my popular online sex blogging group class again this fall, with my good friend and expert sex writer JoEllen Notte! We’re offering early bird pricing of $100 off through the end of May (with payment plans available), and — get this — we’ve expanded it into a six-week long class! September 1st through October 20th, we’ll gather virtually with our students for six weeks of camaraderie and critique.

Our course is exhaustive and epic. It covers everything JoEllen and I have learned in our over 15 years combined experience sex blogging — from site set-up and content creation to monetization and social media mastery — along with tidbits of advice from over 35 adult industry leaders. The content is ever-evolving — as JoEllen and I learn and grow, we keep adding new stuff — and currently clocks in at over 88,000 words, which is longer than Mrs. Dalloway. I would not dream of boasting about that, though. Never never.

Previous group class attendees have raved about the group class. One asked “how much did I pay for this class again? I thought it was worth a million bucks!” and Avery of The Palimpsex reported:

This course made me feel like a professional human being, wielding the uniqueness of my sexual experience as a lightning rod . . . It gave me the tools to keep momentum going, the bravery to ask for support, the confidence to see my worth, and the discipline to generate material consistently. I really felt like this class was some sort of treasure or secret club, and it became a safe space that made me feel so special. I am beyond satisfied — I only wish it didn’t end!

Would you rather learn at your own pace? Hey, no problem! We’re also offering $100 off our independent study and 15% off individual lessons through the end of the month. Options!

Group Class — Fall 2017 ($100 off through May 31)

Do you work best in a group, in a structured environment with deadlines and peer support? Our group class is for you! Bonuses include two live video hangouts with JoEllen and me, a free sex toy for review from one of our sponsors (SheVibe, TantusFun Factory, Vibratex, and Lovehoney), and a personalized photography critique from the amazing Penny.

Space is limited to 15-20 students, so sign up soon to secure a spot! Payment plans available.

Independent Study ($100 off through May 31)

Prefer to learn on your own time, work by yourself, even get started RIGHT NOW? Our Independent Study includes all lessons (plus optional feedback from JoEllen and me), with the freedom of working independently!

Individual Lessons (15% off through May 31)

Learning à la carte! Choose the lesson(s) most beneficial to you, with optional feedback from JoEllen and me. This option is great for bloggers wanting to hone their craft in specific areas.

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See what past students are saying about the coursework, get a taste of the content by signing up for our newsletter, and if you have any lingering questions, read our FAQ, email me, or comment below. I hope to see you learning in your pajamas soon!

Early bird pricing ends in about a week! Take advantage now!

May 092017
 
The Coming Out Interviews, pt. 1: Mom, I'm queer

I’ve had to come out to my parents more than once. When I was 14, I wrote them a letter confessing that I was in love with my female best friend. Almost exactly 5 years ago, I revealed that I was a sex blogger. Then, a little while later, I told them I was non-monogamous and introduced them to my girlfriend, Aerie. (My other partner is my boyfriend of 12 years.)

While some parents might begrudgingly acknowledge these identities, my parents go beyond that. My mom, in particular, is remarkable. She doesn’t realize how radical it is for her to embrace who I am with not just acceptance, but active encouragement and genuine love. [. . . read the rest]

Apr 282017
 
Review: Charged Positive and Vooom

Screaming O is not a high-end sex toy company, or at least they didn’t used to be. They’re more known for inexpensive cock rings, cheapo finger vibes, toys shaped like lipstick and mascara, the pussy snorkel, and the deeply unfortunate OBOB Battery-Operated Boyfriend — a vibrator that literally resembles a cartoon person with a winking emoticon face and crossed arms (more like Battery-Operated Mansplainer, am I right?).

All of this is to say, I’ve never willingly tried any Screaming O products until now. But they’ve also never made rechargeable toys until now. The times they are a-changin’, and now even pussy snorkel peddlers are dabbling in luxury toy-making. [. . . read the rest]

Apr 242017
 
Jack-off Journal #21

June 16, 2016

Gold-star multi-tasking today: I alternate between jacking off and watching just-released Big Brother cast interviews. (I have to form judgments on the contestants for a fantasy league I participate in, because I have quality taste in both television and extracurricular activities.)

I’m flipping between the LELO Siri 2, LELO Lily 2, and We-Vibe Touch in order to answer an email about how they compare… and you know, blasphemous as it is to say, the Lily 2 is a pretty solid toy. It has a much more robust motor than days of old, so it’s even a bit more powerful than the Touch — more vibration in my fingers, though. [. . . read the rest]

Apr 152017
 
Replace the human with cats. (April Fool's wrap-up)

April Fool’s Day has whizzed past us, and sadly for you, I have now wrestled back control of this blog and social media accounts from my sneaky band of felines. I took a short time off to do my taxes, get a manicure, book my flight to Woodhull (!!!), and change a thousand affiliate links. Now it’s back to human-powered rants and boring mid-masturbation tweets. Ho-hum.

This was my 8th year doing an April Fool’s Day joke on my blog, and still, it is one of my favorite things to do each year. It’s a great time for me to LET LOOSE and do something weird that appeals to me.  [. . . read the rest]

Apr 012017
 
Cat blog takeover commence. Cats review sex toys?

[This was a very feline April Fool’s joke.]

Greetings, readers. This isss Boris speaking. I am the wrinkly grey cat from Instagrams, you know me. Hallo. Today is very special day on blog, for I have hacked into human’s computer machine. I have done necessary updating of website. Is good? Of course is. It is all cat, as should be. Remember, we own you.

Now finally today us cats can speak our truths. Yesssss. We have been waiting. Formulating. Spending long nights in litterbox, thinking. We see human sit at computer all day, type type type, hands too busy for petting, ignorant of needs. [. . . read the rest]

Mar 272017
 
Why I don't like strapless strap-on dildos

Feeldoe More, Realdoe StoutShareVibe, Tango.

I’ve never thought strapless strap-on dildos were the second coming of Christ. Let’s start there. I have my Joque harness, I have well-loved strap-on dildos, and I am comfortable combining those things and fucking someone silly. I’ve never felt like strap-on sex wasn’t “intimate” enough, or like I needed extra genital stimulation in order to enjoy it. For me, the pleasure comes from wielding a cock, achieving ideal positioning and thrusting, and watching myself plunge into the depths of an orifice. (I love labia, all labia, labia forever — so I will take literally any chance to ogle them.)

Strapless strap-on dildos attempt to eliminate the harness aspect altogether. [. . . read the rest]

Mar 152017
 
So, about that We-Vibe lawsuit...

It’s all over the news right now that We-Vibe is settling a lawsuit over their app-enabled vibrators, and naturally, everyone wants to know my opinion. (Thank you, by the way, for thinking of me whenever sex toys are in the news.) According to the plaintiffs, We-Vibe was collecting app usage data without their knowledge. One headline reads, alarmingly, We-Vibe vibrator creator to pay damages after spying on user sex lives.

Obviously, privacy and consent are important, but so is context. So, what kind of data was collected and how was it used? When the issue was brought to We-Vibe’s attention in September, they explained:

We do collect certain limited data to help us improve our products and for diagnostic purposes. [. . . read the rest]

Mar 102017
 
Sex toy news: masturbation polish & the rechargeable craze

WE-VIBE HAS A NEW TOY OUT AND I’M SCREAMING ABOUT IT. It’s a squishy, oversized bugger called Wish that’s packed with rumbly power. It’s not without flaws, but that’s all I’ll say for now.

New flavors of Sliquid lubes are here! I have yet to get my tongue on them, but damn if they don’t sound delicious: Tangerine Peach and Blackberry Fig.

Satisfyer, commonly known as “that company ripping off Womanizer,” has 5,000 different models of their suction toy these days. Incredibly, they sent all of them to me. My clit has some work to do.

Tickler, whose forgettable battery-operated vibes I reviewed years ago, has a new line of rechargeable toys: Classy, Choosy, and Snazzy. [. . . read the rest]