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September 19, 2017

Weed-enhanced lubricant sprayDecided to livetweet slathering my genitals with weed-enhanced lubricant spray. I’d done it once before, with my vulva, to uninspiring results, so this time I decided to try it in my ass. Reasonable, yes? I already had a butt plug in, so I removed it and re-inserted it with a generous coating of the spray.

DEAR LORD, IT FELT LIKE FIRE. “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy,” I said out loud, in a mild panic. The sensation mellowed quickly, but it was followed by something else I should’ve expected and yet somehow hadn’t: I felt myself getting actually stoned. What was happening in my ass became far less important than how indescribably soft the cat on my lap felt. I had inadvertently gotten stoned via my ass.

I eventually took the butt plug out and decided to switch to vagina stuff, generously applying the spray to my vulva and vag. My genitals felt warm, yet less sensitive than usual; G-spot sensation was reduced; orgasm felt simultaneously distant and slightly overwhelming. I could feel my muscles contracting more acutely, but in an almost unbearable way. I squirted, but didn’t feel very involved in it.

Marijuana is weird.

November 3, 2017

A common evening scene at #dildoholiday: all of us in the kitchen cooking and doing dishes, then me retreating to the bedroom to masturbate. (After, of course, thrusting my bottle of lube in Lorax’s face and yelling triumphantly, “I REMEMBERED LUBE!!!!” Because I’m an asshole.)

I was testing the Stronic G, which inevitably led to me gushing a bit on the single layer of towel under me. I stood up and folded the towel over on itself, masturbated a little, then thought better of it and folded it once more as a safety precaution. GOOD CALL, because I squirted again when I came. As messy as squirting can be, at least mine usually presents itself as a generous but predictable gush rather than an unruly fountain. Thanks, body!

When I finally emerged from the bedroom, JoEllen was in the living room, very stoned and feeling genuinely sad for me about all the toys I had to test. I laughed and told her she need not be concerned; for the most part this line-up was actually decent.

November 11, 2017

[Content note: incest, rough sex.]

I’ve been feeling out of the loop with what’s ~cool and hip~ in porn, so I looked up some reviews. A movie called Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy got high marks, released by a studio called Pure Taboo. Obviously, I was very intrigued.

I was testing the Zumio and Stronic G, enjoying being able to go hands-free with the Stronic G, but then it died on me so I had to switch to the Stronic Eins. Pshhh, holding things so they don’t fly out of my vag? Far too much work!

The stepbrother/stepsister scene with Kristen Scott and Small Hands was really, really hot. Rough, moodily-lit, with attractive people and effortless, incestuous dirty talk. Oooof, yes.

Kristen Scott and Small Hands in Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy

Kristen Scott and Small Hands in Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy

I enjoyed the movie so much that I wanted to keep watching despite reaching orgasm capacity, and I was legitimately pumped to watch more of it the next day.

November 30, 2017

Hi hello I need to tell you about a scene that is so good and so unlike traditional porn I want to scream at everybody! It’s from Mom Knows Best, starring Nina Hartley, Jenna Foxx, and Chanell Heart. Jenna plays a client who is ashamed of her own squirting; Nina plays a hands-on sex therapist who reassures her that “squirt is not pee; they’ve done chemical analysis.”

Nina Hartley, Jenna Foxx, and Chanell Heart in a scene from Mom Knows Best

It feels, almost, too intimate for me to watch. Like I’m witnessing private moments of pleasure between these three. Nina is so body-positive, so communicative, and I love how she sneaks sex ed into her scenes. She likens her vulva squeezing technique to using a cootie catcher and introduces Jenna to the glory of the Pure Wand. It’s a wonder to behold.

January 23, 2018

Watched a few scenes in My Dad’s TS Girlfriend Volume 2, which, to my great surprise, actually has a plotline? Ha. Well. I ignored it, as per usual.

Mandy Mitchell and Mike Panic in My Dad's TS Girlfriend Volume 2

The first scene was blah, but the scene with Mandy Mitchell and Mike Panic was awesome — burly dude super into getting nailed? Yes please! And he even ate his own cum at the end! You don’t see that every day.

January 25, 2018

Boris happy on his heating pad next to my pile of vibratorsMasturbating during my boyfriend’s band’s practice is a special sort of art form. I have to turn the porn down, lock my door, corral the cats.

On this day, I lured Boris onto my desk with a heating pad, Chowdy with a shake of catnip and a fuzzy blanket. It only half worked. Boris was content and eyes-closed, but Chowder only took a small catnip-induced nap before deciding he NEEDED OUT OF THE ROOM IMMEDIATELY.

Being on the verge of orgasm while yelling at your cat is… not a great combo. I do not recommend.

February 15, 2018

Lorax was staying at my house, but I was on a quick deadline to prototype test some vibrators, so while they were out exploring the city I got straight to the masturbatory work. Taking advantage of my shiny new CockyBoys subscription, I watched Damian Black Fucks Tayte Hanson and dreamed of summer.

Damian Black and Tayte Hanson on CockyBoys

After some time, I knew Lorax would be back soon, so when I heard my front door being opened, I willed myself to have an orgasm on the spot. This is why I’m a boss.

February 22, 2018

Look, I didn’t mean to masturbate for 4 hours; it just happened. I was trying desperately to solidify my thoughts on the Smooth Operators! I had to compare them to a bunch of other things!


The porn I watched, via a friend’s Brazzers subscription, was disappointing. However, Brazzers’ high-tech timeline of all the sex acts in each scene cracked me up. You can jump right to any brief blip of cunnilingus you desire!

Brazzers timeline of sex acts in a scene

I lost track of how many orgasms I had — maybe 10? By the last couple, I wasn’t even into it anymore and had to whip out the Doxy Number 3 to finish the job. I know, I know, call the wambulance.

March 26, 2018

Messy notes while trying the Jimmyjane Rumble Seat

This is what happens when I’m testing a vibrating sex chair that sits too low. I have to awkwardly take notes like a tiny child struggling to reach a towering writing surface. It is ridiculous and makes my handwriting even worse than usual. But damnit, I will not let iconic phrases such as “pooping out an orgasm” be lost to the ether.

April 18, 2018

A gaggle of sex toys, with the Jimmyjane Love Pods in the centerMy notes for this session begin, “watched that lo-fi porn just to see the finger in mouth,” and I have no idea what porn I’m referencing but that is very #me.

I then switched to Calvin Banks and Vincent O’Reilly and I thought to myself, that’s funny, that chair looks like the one in the hotel room at AVN. Then I saw an AVN Award on the nightstand and learned the scene was shot in Vegas. HA! Look at me!

These were my tools, mostly the Jimmyjane Love Pods and the Swan Wands. The Swan Wands were champs — save for the vaginal claustrophobia when using the large one — while the Love Pods infuriated me with their controls and imprecise shapes.

May 19, 2018

Mid-masturbation snacks and sex toys including the Lovehoney UprizeCarrots and ranch are the best mid-masturbation snack. I needed sustenance for all my strenuous jacking off and livetweeting of porn! I tested the Tangos first, as per a reader email, comparing the original Tango to the one in the Anniversary Collection. The new one seemed a bit stronger! Also I came, because high on the Tango will do that. Quickly.

That monstrous purple thing is the Lovehoney Uprize, a dildo that becomes erect at the push of a button. Problem: it also becomes limp at the push of a button, a button that I definitely end up accidentally pressing in use while I’m contending with the ENORMOUS BALLS and floppy base. The shaft feels good and G-spotty, but dear lord is it worth it?

In any case, I watched sexy deepthroating and double penetration, then HOT HOT I CAN’T EXPRESS HOW HOT foreplay. I love that CockyBoys started a whole series about foreplay, and this scene delivers on that promise. Give me boys choking boys forever, thanks.

Ben Masters and Calvin Banks on CockyBoys

Ben Masters and Calvin Banks on CockyBoys

August 4, 2018

LELO Mona 2 lying on a hotel bedOne of the most enjoyable masturbatory experiences of the year. It was late morning at Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit and I was sleep-deprived, so I tucked myself away in my hotel room. I splayed myself out on the king-sized bed, put on some porn, got very, very stoned, and proceeded to leisurely masturbate with nothing but my beloved Mona. Bliss. True bliss.

Afterward, I lapsed into a deep, much-needed nap that was quite nearly as orgasmic. Later that evening, I found myself smacking my friends’ butts with the hotel bible, getting compliments on my sex playlist, loaning my Eroscillator to an internet celebrity, and mutually masturbating with babes. It was a good day.

Aug 212018
Review: Vibrator Nation

I proudly identify as a “dildo slinger” — that’s a much way cooler way of saying “sex toy retail worker.” In addition to writing this blog, I have worked at a local sex toy boutique for nearly 8 years. It’s a unique, misunderstood job, one that often elicits perplexed looks and palpable silence. Rarely is this work given the credit it deserves, so when I picked up Lynn Comella’s Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure, I was relieved to sink into a world where my career was treated with respect and nuance.

Comella has done the work. [. . . read the rest]

Aug 172018
Giveaway: win sex toys for you and a friend!

Did you hear? I’ve partnered with one of my newest affiliates, Spectrum Boutique, to spoil you AND a friend with amazing sex toys! Spectrum is a hip Detroit-based online sex shop run by Zoë Ligon dedicated to body-safe toys and radical inclusion. They are rad and they stock many of my favorite things, so it was very easy to put together a bundle of fantastic products to give away.

Each winner can choose between this bundle or $200 to spend at Spectrum! The bundle includes the legendary njoy Pure Wand G-spotting dildo, powerful We-Vibe Tango bullet vibe, and a bottle of body-safe lube from Sliquid! [. . . read the rest]

Jul 032018
The things we've built

GAY BEACH GIRLFROND FUNTIMES SUPERBLORPS. That’s what our shared calendar said. We planned the trip on a whim: several nights at the coast, in an adorable house we found on Airbnb. A quick drive a couple hours from the city and there we were, on the beach, walking in the surf and holding hands. Squealing when the water rushed against our legs more strongly than anticipated.

Aerie had brought some new sand toys, including a hilarious sand drill, so we picked a spot and began erecting a sand city together. Sure, we could’ve stopped after a few Taj Mahals and Leaning Towers of Pisa, but we were too invested. [. . . read the rest]

Jun 152018
Review: Swan Wand, Mini Swan Wand + Swan Curve

When I hear the word “swan,” I think of a few things. Grace. Elegance. The color white. Bjork. Overwrought symbols of romance. Ostentatious pool floaties. And, because the folds of my brain are lined with a freakishly encyclopedic knowledge of sex toys, I think of a line of rechargeable vibrators called Swan.

Swan is not the manufacturer. The toys are actually produced by BMS Factory, a company that prefers to mysteriously hide behind the names of their various toy lines. They make the favorably-reviewed Leaf and PalmPower lines, others called Pillow Talk and Lux, and the motors in some stuff from Jopen. [. . . read the rest]

Jun 032018
Rainbow dildos, queer butt plugs, and gay sex toys ahoy!

Once upon a time, sex toys were either pink, purple, or a hideous shade of beige I’ve heard described as “silly putty,” “bandaid,” or “uncooked hot dog.” It was an era of churning out questionable designs in stinky toxic materials, characterized by companies’ hyper fixation on catering to the only target market they could imagine: straight, white, young, non-disabled cis women. (And a stereotypical understanding of them, at that.)

But now, decades later, any sex toy manufacturer who’s been paying attention has realized that’s a really narrow view of sex toy users. More social-justice-minded companies now market their toys based on what the products do rather than prescribing who they’re for, and the color palette has expanded considerably.  [. . . read the rest]

May 192018
Rock your G-spot giveaway winners!

Recently, somebody pointed out to me just how far my giveaways have come. An old giveaway from the early days of my blog fetched 30 entrants, which at the time was impressive. Now, here I am writing a wrap-up post for my most recent giveaway, Rock your G-spot, which garnered over 2,000 individual entrants. W. T. F.

Of course, this time I was giving away something much much cooler: 8 self-thrusting Stronic G toys from Fun Factory. But still, I’m forever amazed at the response, and especially the amazing artistic entries. SO MANY GOOD ONES, you guys! I’m excited to share them with you here. [. . . read the rest]

May 192018
The world's FIRST and only REAL G-spot toy! Ever!!!

Revolutionary! Game-changing! The best! The first! The only! Companies have been wailing such nonsense since the beginning of time. Sex toy manufacturers in particular love to employ this sort of language, although usually it’s subtle and vaguely infuriating, not in-your-face and outright laughable in its shamelessness.

But today is a beautiful day, my friends, because I’ve found something that is outright laughable in its shamelessness. Remarkably unattractive and aggressively overhyped, it is “the FIRST and ONLY true G-spot stimulator” and “the world’s first G-spot vibrator that actually works!” and as such, we must bow down to it. We might as well just trash our entire sex toy collections now and I can kiss this blog goodbye, because this toy is going to change EVERYTHING. [. . . read the rest]

May 062018
Review: Evi

I’m on edge, watching my every move. Like the first day on a new job. Like the feds are after me. Like a driving test. Like masturbating at age 15.

But I am not actually in a high-stress situation. I just have something in my vagina. And its name is Evi.

The Aneros Evi is a… kegel exerciser. Imagine me saying that with the same sort of hesitance in my voice as when I say “don’t worry, I can kill that spider” or “surely the Republicans can’t continue standing by him after this.” In actuality, the Evi is more defined by what it is not: it is not a butt plug (although it looks just like one), and it is not a vibrator (although it should be). [. . . read the rest]

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