Oct 162017

Hi, hello, I’m commemorating 10 years of sex blogging with the most extravagant sex toy giveaway I’ve ever done. I’m giving away 80+ of the best sex toys ever made, as judged by my discerning vagina. Then, because that wasn’t enough, there’s a grand prize pack of my very favorite products worth over $1,000 — with 10 runners-up. SO MANY WINNERS.

Epiphora's decade of sex toys giveaway! Grand prize worth $1,000+!

[All graphics by the wonderful Aerie.]

Peeps, I’ve got everything here from vibrators to dildos to butt stuff to penis toys to harnesses to gender products and BDSM implements, plus gift cards for the indecisive and a porn membership for the pervs! There are even a bunch of “winner’s choice” prizes, where you can win any toy you desire from the catalogs of TantusNew York Toy CollectiveWomanizerOhMiBodFuzeVixen CreationsDownunder ToysMinna, and Self Delve (YES, FRUIT- AND VEGETABLE-SHAPED DILDOS). [Skip straight to the giveaway widget here.]

As always, classic favorites such as the Pure Wand, Magic Wand Rechargeable, and Stronic Eins are up for grabs, but there’s also new stuff this year, such as the We-Vibe SyncZumioLELO Sona (just released!), Unicorn WandWe-Vibe DittoBJ Dildo, Fun Factory Sexual Wellness Pack, and We-Vibe Pivot. Most of these prizes are valued at or over $100, because I have expensive taste and you deserve fancy shit. Plus, more than half the prizes are available to international folks!

Grand Prize Pack (worth $1,000): Boris’ spy mission

Hallo, this isss Boris speaking. I have secret classified mission for you, should you choose to accept. Reward isss great: big huge prize pack of human’s best favorite sexy toys. (No twisty ties included, though. It is oversight.) To be eligible, you must become sneaky spy like me, member of CIA — Cat Intelligence Agency — for Operation: Recover Tiny Dildos.

Agent Boris with the Grand Prize Pack and Runner-Up Prizes

Secret codes will looks like thissss.

I have swiped human’s tiny dildos and stashed them throughout blog. Using my clues, you must infiltrate blog, locate drop points, and recover dildos with corresponding secret code. Codes you then input in giveaway widget. Agents who find most codes will be entered to win grand prize pack!

I give you 5 clues to begin, then each Thursday during giveaway, I will release 5 new clues in giveaway widget to aid in search. (Follow human on the Twitters or Facebooks to get alerts.) I suggest desktop version of site for hunting. You must act alone, under cover — contact with fellow spies prohibited and no funny business.

GRAND PRIZE “Top Agent” wins:
10 RUNNER-UP “Sleeper Agents” win:

This mission open to all spies-in-training, international and domestic. Runners-up will still be eligible for one more prize from their top 5 list. Grand prize winner will not.

How to enter

Read about each of the prizes below, sorted by those open to international entrants and those restricted to US entrants. Choose 1-5 prizes you want most (carefully — you can’t change your picks after you’ve entered), then enter using the widget below or on the giveaway landing page.

Read before entering: Take note of the account you used to sign in, as you will need it again if you return on a different day. To ensure your entries are properly counted, please disable any ad-blocking extensions or software before entering. Some entry techniques require Gleam authentication. Do not be alarmed; this simply makes it easier for me to verify entries. Problems? Email me or hello@gleam.io.

Decade of sex toys giveaway! Grand prize worth $1,000+!

This giveaway ends Monday, November 13th at 11:59 pm PST.

MASSIVE THANKS to all the lovely companies who donated: Babeland, Crystal Delights, Dallas Novelty, Downunder Toys, Doxy, Early to Bed, Fun Factory, Fuze, Good Vibrations, Hole Punch Toys, Hot Octopuss, Jopen, L’Amourose, LELO, Liberator, Lovehoney, Minna, New York Toy Collective, njoy, NobEssence, OhMiBod, Peepshow Toys, Pink & White, Pleasure Chest, Self Delve, SheVibe, Sliquid, Smitten Kitten, Stockroom, Tantus, Tenga, Twisted Monk, Vibratex, Vixen Creations, We-Vibe, Womanizer, and Zumio.

Y’all are rockstars.

Open to everyone / international entrants

Note: while these generous donors have agreed to ship internationally, there may still be restrictions shipping to certain countries. Please read descriptions carefully.

tokidoki Unicorn Wand vibrator

The tokidoki Unicorn Wand, donated by Lovehoney.

Is there anything more magical? This adjustable wand vibrator comes with a colorful unicorn head attachment. It’s whimsical as shit — and powerful as shit, too.

$125 gift card to Smitten Kitten
A $125 gift card to Smitten Kitten.

Not seeing the toy of your dreams on this list? Snag a gift card to this progressive, feminist sex shop and you can choose whatever you want from their lovingly-curated selection.

LELO Mona 2 vibrator

The LELO Mona 2, donated by LELO.

I never tire of giving away Monas. This unstoppable vibrator is well-rounded as fuck, with a vibration range that could suit almost anyone. It’s so good I own three of them.

We-Vibe Sync vibrator

The We-Vibe Sync, donated by We-Vibe.

This unique, app-responsive toy can be worn during penetration (or not!) to provide clitoral vibration. My favorite part, though? It’s fully adjustable to account for varying anatomies.

njoy Pure Plug butt plug

The njoy Pure Plug in your choice of size, donated by njoy.

One time I joked about the stainless steel Pure Plug staying with me after I die, placed in a nook next to my urn. I do not regret this. This butt plug is perfection incarnate.

Zumio vibrator

The Zumio, donated by Zumio.

A super pinpoint rechargeable vibrator — seriously, VERY PINPOINT — that impressed me so much with its stimulation I’m including it here before even reviewing it. What. That never happens.

Spareparts Hardwear Joque harness

The Spareparts Hardwear Joque harness, donated by Dallas Novelty.

So comfortable, so adjustable, so perfect. This harness, my favorite of all time, makes strap-on sex worth having.

Self Delve toy of your choice

The Self Delve toy of your choice, donated by Self Delve.

Might I interest you in a fruit- or vegetable-shaped sex toy? Self Delve makes silicone dildos shaped like eggplants, corn, bananas, cucumbers, and more. Some of their toys even use thermochromic pigments, so they change color with temperature.

Doxy Don vibratorThe Doxy Don, donated by Doxy.

It may resemble a bowling pin, but the glory of the Don lies in its AC power, which results in extremely thuddy vibrations all funneled into a pinpoint tip.

We-Vibe Pleasure Mate CollectionThe We-Vibe Pleasure Mate Collection, donated by We-Vibe.

My world changed when I discovered hands-free orgasms thanks to two toys in this collection — the Dusk “butt plug” and Tango vibrator combined.

Fuze toy of your choice

The Fuze toy of your choice, donated by Fuze.

Canadian toy company Fuze is known for their sleek, stylized silicone toys — many with innovative, curved bases for ergonomic harness use. Which one would you pick?

LELO Loki prostate vibrator

The LELO Loki, donated by LELO.

It’s the BUTT MONA! For your butt! With a flared base! Because you should put vibrating things in your butt! Also, that blue.


Fleshlight of your choice, donated by Dallas Novelty.

The years go by, and the Fleshlight remains the gold standard for my most treasured penis owner (my boyfriend). With this prize, you have your pick of the litter.

We-Vibe Pivot cock ring

The We-Vibe Pivot, donated by We-Vibe.

If there’s anyone I trust to make a quality luxury cock ring, it’s We-Vibe. The vibrations in this thing are amazingly rumbly — and you can control the toy with an app!

NobEssence Romp butt plugThe NobEssence Romp, donated by SheVibe.

The Romp is a gorgeous, ergonomic wooden plug with a comfortable butt-cheek-friendly base. Its majestic shape will make you believe in heaven. OK, maybe I’m getting out of hand. Or maybe not…

Note: Winner must live in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia.

A year membership to Crash Pad Series

A year membership to Crash Pad Series, donated by Pink & White.

Yeah. I’m jealous of this prize. Crash Pad Series is full of sizzling hot queer porn and they have sorting options up the wazoo — so if you want to see a scene starring Chelsea Poe (swoon) or featuring strap-ons, you can do that in 2 seconds flat.

We-Vibe Touch vibrator

The We-Vibe Touch, donated by We-Vibe.

This petite rechargeable vibe is small enough to nestle in the palm, but equipped with enough oomph to satisfy. That’s a hard combo to find. Trust me.

njoy Pure Wand dildo

The njoy Pure Wand, donated by njoy.

Oh, only the toy that has taught millions1 of vaginas to squirt. Just one of the greatest G-spotting dildos of all time. Your G-spot will sing like a choir of angels. Whatever.


The LELO Sona, donated by LELO.

Just released a mere few days ago, the Sona is a clit-enveloping sex toy that uses sonic waves — not vibration — to stimulate. Oooh, ahhh.

Tantus toy of your choice

The Tantus toy of your choice, donated by Tantus.

If you’re in need of a high-quality silicone dildo or butt plug (and who isn’t?), this prize is for you. Oh dang, what will you get? Cush? Ryder? Something else from their dual-density O2 line? So many possibilities!

Liberator Wedge

The Liberator Wedgedonated by Liberator.

Sex positions becoming infinitely better — and oh my god, easier — when you have a Wedge lying around. Truly, one of the unsung heroes of my repertoire.

Note: Winner will be responsible for any customs/duties fees.

We-Vibe Ditto butt plug

The We-Vibe Ditto, donated by We-Vibe.

Want to give someone a jolt of vibration in their ass from anywhere on earth? Do it with this app-responsive butt plug.

Tenga Flip Hole masturbation sleeve

The Tenga Flip Hole of your choice, donated by Tenga.

Known as one of the best masturbation sleeves around, the Flip Hole comes in several styles and textures, including the Flip 0 which, fittingly, was released as Tenga’s 10-year anniversary product! Put yer dick in it.

Doxy Die Cast vibrator

The (sparkle!) Doxy Die Cast, donated by Doxy.

LOOK. IT IS SPARKLY LIKE DOROTHY’S SLIPPERS. It comes in red, purple, black, and white sparkle! Do I really have to say more? Fine, it’s a very good wand vibrator too.

We-Vibe Tango vibratorThe We-Vibe Tango, donated by We-Vibe.

Small but very mighty, the We-Vibe Tango will rattle your clit into oblivion. Subtlety will not be involved.

$125 gift card to Peepshow Toys

A $125 gift card to Peepshow Toys!

Have your eye on a toy that’s not on this list? Pick out whatever you’d like with this gift card! I love Peepshow’s commitment to body-safe products, and they stock a lot of my favorite things.

LELO Siri 2 vibrator

The LELO Siri 2, donated by LELO.

Now with a more powerful motor, LELO’s humble little Siri is officially a contender for best rechargeable clitoral vibe on the market.

We-Vibe Rave vibratorThe We-Vibe Rave, donated by We-Vibe.

Intriguingly asymmetrical in its shape, the Rave is a wonderful external or internal toy, and it can be controlled with a phone app. From anywhere, yo.

Liberator Throe

The Liberator Throe, donated by Liberator.

The most water-resistant sex blanket available today. You, too, can experience the peace of mind that comes with having a Throe under your butt.

Note: Winner will be responsible for any customs/duties fees.

Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo

The Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo, donated by Hot Octopuss.

The Pulse is one of the most unique penis toys on the market. It can be used while hard or flaccid, with or without a partner, and this newer remote-controlled version features 25% more powerful vibrations.

Downunder Toys toy of your choice

The Downunder Toys toy of your choice, donated by Downunder Toys.

Get something cool from this awesome indie silicone sex toy manufacturer. They make whimsical designs like the Koala Kisscolorful Hitachi replacement heads, and their own dual-density dildos (!!!).

Spareparts Hardwear Tomboi harness

The Spareparts Hardwear Tomboi or Tomboii, donated by Dallas Novelty.

Wanna fuck, but still wanna look like the cutest queer on the block? Boom: the Tomboi and Tomboii underwear-style harnesses. The Tomboii boxer briefs style has two O-rings and three vibrator pockets.

njoy Eleven dildo

The njoy Eleven, donated by njoy.

It weighs three pounds. You can kill intruders with it. You can also stuff your orifices to the brim with it, if you dare — this stainless steel beast is 2″ in diameter at its widest part.

LELO Hugo prostate vibrator

The LELO Hugo, donated by LELO.

This prostate toy is freakishly powerful and controlled via remote, so you can buzz your prostate into oblivion from afar (or near).

Open to U.S. entrants only

Fun Factory Stronic Eins pulsatorThe Fun Factory Stronic Eins, donated by Fun Factory.

The Stronic Eins does not vibrate; it THRUSTS. And if you prop it up against a pillow, you don’t even have to hold it. I often crave it specifically — a sure sign of excellence in my household.

(Hitachi) Magic Wand Rechargeable vibrator

The Magic Wand Rechargeable, donated by Vibratex.

The Magic Wand is one of the strongest vibrators ever — loved by those with all sorts of genitals. I fell in love all over again when they introduced a rechargeable version. YES.

Open to winners in North America.

BJ Dildo

The BJ Dildo, donated by Good Vibrations.

Y’all, this is a very important product. If you snuggle the base against someone’s body and suck on the tip, the suction transfers to the wearer’s genitals!

Open to winners in the US and Canada.

Womanizer ProThe Womanizer of your choice, donated by Womanizer.

Easily one of the most innovative sex toys of the past several years, the Womanizer stimulates with air and suction rather than vibration. It is peculiar and, I must say, quite pleasurable.

Open to winners in North and South America.

Eroscillator 2 Plus vibratorThe Eroscillator 2 Plus, donated by Pleasure Chest.

Look past its fugly exterior to the toy within — this toy oscillates, and it feels different and deeper than a traditional vibrator. Plus it has stood the test of time, holding up as one of the greatest clitoral stimulators I’ve ever tried.

New York Toy Collective toy of your choice

The New York Toy Collective toy of your choice, donated by New York Toy Collective.

Silicone realistic dildos with bendable inner cores? That you can pack and play with? Yes, it’s true, and the cushion of these dildos makes them awesome for strap-on play.

Crystal Delights anal plug of your choiceThe Crystal Delights anal plug of your choice, donated by Crystal Delights.

Honestly, now that Crystal Delights butt plugs exist, I’m annoyed when any glass plug doesn’t have a Swarovski crystal in its base. With this prize, choose the plug shape and crystal color of your wildest dreams!

KinkLab Neon Wand

The Neon Wand, donated by Stockroom.

I didn’t think electrostim was my thing, and then I tried the Neon Wand. The adjustable intensity dial and array of electrode attachments make this a versatile sensation toy. Zap zap!

Open to winners in the US and Canada.

$125 gift card to Hole Punch Toys

A $125 gift card to Hole Punch Toys, donated by Hole Punch Toys.

This little operation makes hand-poured silicone sex toys in fantastical shapes, such as carrot and radish butt plugs, ice cream anal toys, and rocket ship strap-ons. Which one would you choose?

Open to winners in the US and Canada.

L'Amourose Rosa Rouge vibratorThe L’Amourose Rosa Rouge, donated by L’Amourose.

The two profoundly rumbly motors in this toy are more than enough to make it amazing… but it also heats up.

Crystal Delights Epiphora-Exclusive dildo of your choice

The Crystal Delights Epiphora-Exclusive dildo of your choice, donated by Crystal Delights.

Fact: Crystal Delights makes both of my favorite glass dildos: the swirly Crystal Twist and bumpy Star Delight. Win this prize and you can have whichever one you’d like, with special Epiphora-colored Swarovski crystal base.

Fun Factory Butt Pack (Bootie + B Ball Uno + Flexi Felix)

The Butt Pack (Bootie + B Ball Uno + Flexi Felix), donated by Fun Factory.

Why settle for one anal toy when you can win THREE? With the perfectly-curved Bootie plug, the jiggle-ball-containing B Ball Uno, and Flexi Felix anal beads, this set is a great introduction to anal play.

Fun Factory Big Boss G5 vibrator

The Fun Factory Big Boss G5, donated by Fun Factory.

I am super impressed with this girthy toy from Fun Factory. Incredibly powerful, flexible, and intuitive, the Big Boss G5 (with new and improved clicky buttons!) is a triumph of modern vibrator-making.

Babeland Mustang dildo

The Babeland Mustang, donated by Babeland.

Made of unbeatable dual-density silicone, the Mustang is a perfectly-shaped dildo that never disappoints. This is Babeland’s exclusive version in striking black and pink!

Open to winners in the US and Canada.

Jopen Comet II Wand vibrator
The Jopen Key Comet II Wand, donated by Jopen.

This silicone-dipped vibrator is disgustingly good at G-spotting. The drag of the silicone is amazing at replicating the “come hither” motion that G-spots love.

A VixSkin dildo of your choice

A VixSkin dildo of your choice, donated by Vixen Creations.

Ooh, friend, if you haven’t experienced VixSkin dual-density silicone yet, you must. It will spoil you for life. Choose from any of Vixen’s amazing designs — my faves are the Buck, Mustang, and Maverick.

$125 credit to the gender expression category on Early to Bed

A $125 credit to the gender expression category at Early to Bed!

Get a cool hundred-and-twenty-five to spend in Early to Bed’s impressive gender expression category, which includes packers, binders, sleeves, DVDs, harnesses, STPs, and more!

Crystal Delights Minx Tail of your choice

The Crystal Delights Minx Tail of your choice, donated by Crystal Delights.

A glorious glass butt plug with a tail attached, just for you! Which will it be — a pony tail, a bunny tail, or a fluffy fur tail?

Twisted Monk Rope Pack

The Twisted Monk Rope Pack, donated by Twisted Monk.

Dive into rope bondage! This pack includes two 20-foot lengths and one 40-foot length of hand-spun RAINBOW bamboo rope (similar to this), safety scissors, two books, and an instructional DVD, all beautifully gift wrapped.

L'Amourose Prism V vibratorThe L’Amourose Prism V, donated by L’Amourose.

Exceedingly versatile and impeccably-designed, the Prism V is everything a good rechargeable vibrator should be. Plus, it looks cool as hell.

Minna toy of your choice

The Minna toy of your choice, donated by Minna.

Choose between the Ola, with which you can record your own vibration patterns, or the kGoal, which lets you play games with your vagina and improve your PC muscle strength in the process.

Fun Factory Sexual Wellness Pack (Smartballs Duo + Fun Cup Explore Kit + B Ball Uno)

The Sexual Wellness Pack (Smartballs DuoFun Cup Explore Kit + B Ball Uno), donated by Fun Factory.

Keep your pelvic floor on the up-and-up with kegel balls, enjoy some new butt sensations with the B Ball Uno, and experience the glory of menstrual cups with two sizes of Fun Cup!

NobEssence Seduction dildo

The NobEssence Seduction, donated by NobEssence.

The Seduction is one of my top 3 G-spot dildos of all time. That big end. Holy shit. This Seduction is made of Elanthai, a wood type no longer being supplied via distribution, so it’s extra special.

OhMiBod toy of your choice

The OhMiBod toy of your choice, donated by OhMiBod.

Most known for their sound-responsive vibrators (such as the Club Vibe, beloved by cam models), OhMiBod also makes the solid Lovelife Cuddle, and its app-controlled cousin, the Nex 2. Pick your favorite from their array of fun stuff.

Fun Factory Bouncer dildoThe Fun Factory Bouncer, donated by Fun Factory.

It’s a dildo with several kegel balls housed within it. YEAH. That means when you move it around, the balls roll. Do you see where I’m going with this? It feels very nice.

L'Amourose Rosa vibratorThe L’Amourosa Rosa, donated by L’Amourose.

Deeply rumbly vibrations surpassing most other sex toys on the scene. If you’ve been dissatisfied with other vibrators before, this one’s for you.

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  • Jess

    Let the hunt, begin!

  • Alluring Ali

    I really enjoy reading your reviews on sex toys. Always important to know what you can handle is what I learned. Some reviews helped me purchase a toy while others definitely made me steer clear of things that I considered purchasing but probably would not have enjoyed.

  • Kristine Nicole Duran

    I’ve been following you for some time and I trust your opinion on all things sex toy related. I’ve learned so much from your blog and enjoy your writing style.

  • Christine

    HOW‽ How do your giveaways keep getting bigger every year? You spoil us.

  • Ahhh another giveaway!! I’m gonna try so hard this time to win, although I know it’s up to fate/algorithms.

    Also… is the contest widget working properly? I’ve been trying to get entries with Discus and Twitter, and it keeps telling me that my permissions have expired or something? even when I’ve just renewed them (I think?)

  • Kristine Nicole Duran

    I posted already!

  • Ro Molina

    Have loved this blog for ages and I’m so psyched about this giveaway. Fingers crossed that I win something!

  • Anne Marie Feige

    Giveaway time! So many nice donors. On day I wish I can understand whats so good about magic wands. I tried the doxy but that vag shaking didnt do anything but irritate me 🙁 Sad

  • Andrea K

    Giveaway time is my favourite time. 😀 (And also useful for clarifying boxing day sale plans if nothing else….)

  • Anne Marie Feige

    Giveaway time! So many nice donors. On day I wish I can understand whats
    so good about magic wands. I tried the doxy but that vag shaking didnt
    do anything but irritate me Made me kinda sad

  • Marita Berry

    I had the same thought…!

  • Marita Berry

    Aaaaah, that time of the year again!

  • Valiziosa

    An epic giveaway for an epic blogger! 🙂 maybe this time I’ll manage to discover why the Pure Wand is so magic…

  • Anne Marie Feige

    Ah also things Ive learned the difference between rumbly and buzzy… but my clit still prefers buzzy and rumbly just wont click with me.

  • I want to post something really vulnerable, but I’m afraid to. Let’s just say your blog is responsible for Carrie and I being together and more in love today than we were so many years ago when I first discovered your blog. Thank you for that.

  • Lan Anh

    I learn from you every day

  • This is amazing. I want Boris to be my boss cat.

  • Ethan

    Congrats on 10 years! This is so exciting!

  • Thank you for this HUGE opportunity, and also for your work.

  • WolfieDee

    I learned how to do absolutely anything with this blog. Some stuff I was very uncomfortable with at first, I soon actually really enjoyed after reading a few blog posts about it and figured out that I was just doing it in a much more aggressive fashion than I should have.
    I’d provide more details, but I’m fairly private like that.
    On the other hand, this site has taught me a lot about inclusion about a whole range of different sexualities, and I really love that about you. That you think of other people and try to include everyone. <3 It's glorious.

  • Not Enough G

    this is the year, i can feel it

  • CyborgDicks

    Holy shit this is awesome

  • LegwarmerCrusader

    I learned that sex toys and good sex ed will save us all!

  • LegwarmerCrusader

    like, for real, this blog has saved my ass and a lot of other people’s. Sex ed and sex toys will save us all.

  • CyborgDicks

    Not to be sentimental, but I feel like I wouldn’t have as healthy a relationship to sex as I do if it wasn’t from this blog. I can’t have a sex life that doesn’t involve toys, and leaning using toys was okay, and that sex toys didn’t have to be toxic messes was downright revolutionary for me

  • Tadiera

    So many toys! But yes, moar Boris.

  • Kimberlee Dirkson

    Yes! This blog, for real, is the single most important to me about coming to terms with my sensuality, sexuality, and what it means to have a chronic illness and libido. Thank you so much for doing this giveaway!

  • Emc11

    I have learned a plethora of information!!

  • chloe

    Your blog made me buy a Mona 2 for which I will be forever grateful <3

  • Piph, you were the first blogger whose posts I screenshot on my phone and returned to obsessively while I debated which toy to buy. Thank you for being a champion of the industry and as affected by toxoplasmosis as I am.

  • Lythari

    There are a ton of amazing prizes to select from in this contest. O_O

  • Elisabeth C

    I love giveaways and I love cats. hoping this year might be my year!

  • Arthur Velwest

    If I don’t win I might buy some of these anyway

  • Elisabeth C

    This blog has been the source of fantastic information for my wife and I for years. Thank you so much! Very excited for the giveaway this year, and I love Boris.

  • Kenna Cook

    I love seeing all these toys and how amazing and gender-inclusive your blog is! Pleasure is for everyone!

  • Emily

    Amazing! I’ve been following this blog for ages and have learned so much.

  • Meigh McPants

    I learned the Mona 2 is the greatest ever. Thanks for the worthwhile addition to our bedroom!

  • Joclynn Gonzalez

    Really excited for this give away! This blog is amazing, I gain so much information and is amazing way to have safe toy play

  • kjg

    thank you for this blog!! you’ve taught me so much about self-love!

  • Eve

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you’ve hit this milestone, and so grateful that you continue to share your knowledge and expertise with all of us. I’ll be honest: I had never bought a sex toy before I discovered your blog. Not one. I had no idea about what made a toy safe, or desirable, or the difference between vibration types, or anything at all. This is the place where I started to learn, and where I send people who begin learning, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Congratulations and three cheers for the magnificent Epiphora! Here’s to many more years of your wonderful words.

  • Brie Love

    Another giveaway! A grand celebration for a grand 10 years!!
    I will do Boris proud!

  • Brieanna

    I forgot to login! Thanks again for he ten years of valuable posts and amazing reviews!

  • Emily

    I’m so excited! What an incredible blog.

  • Rocket

    Ahhh! So many awesomenesses

  • Alice Ettling

    Oh gosh, I’m excited for this giveaway!! Thank you so much for all the resources you’ve provided in the past decade; I’ve been learning a lot!

  • Rocket

    The tiny dildo hunt begins!

  • beBlueberry

    My favorite sex toy blog! My box of toys is gradually getting bigger (and less toxic) thanks to you. Last year I won a Tantus gift card. This year I’m doing my best to impress Boris!!!

  • Marita Berry

    Glad Boris joined us this year!

  • Veronica Bohan

    This is such an exciting giveaway!

  • Stephanie Iadanza

    So excited for this years give away!!

  • Jason Bohan

    This is fantastic! So many prizes!

  • Joclynn Gonzalez

    This blog is truly amazing, I’m so excited about these sex toys, personally I’ve never had a vagina orgasm so I’m looking forward to exploring using these reviews and recommendations

  • Fodra Sun

    The most important thing I learned from your blog is a tie between figuring out that I need very rumbly vibrations, that even the best toys might not work for you and that’s okay, or that sexuality isn’t something you need to be ashamed of. The humor you put into your reviews makes toys so much less intimidating. Having a good idea of toys that work for you versus ones that works for me has helped me find toys I love that actually get me off. It’s really changed my sex life and I’m vey grateful.

  • Jason Bohan

    You are very choosy about toys that are safe, which is admirable

  • JewelsMax

    I’ve struggled with my sensuality for quite some time now, feeling guilty for how much I enjoy sex and a good session of self-lovin’. I’ve only recently come to realize that there’s nothing wrong with liking it and have become more open about buying toys and more accepting of myself and my own kinks. Your blog has played a big part in that, so thank you!

  • scatternerd

    The thing I like most about coming here (even as a serial lurker) is that I can be open about my vag and gender needs, and I don’t feel like I’ll be judged for it. Plus, I’ve gotten so many great tips on toys – my collection is growing fast.

  • Karol Biernat

    Maybe this time I’ll be able to use something 😉

  • Mya

    Gosh! What a way to celebrate.

    I second Boris the boss cat. Misssschevious to a fault.

  • catherine wall

    Awesome party! Thank you!

  • Mary

    This is amazing and I kind of need the unicorn wand…

  • HeadlessLegoMom

    I have learned how to better stimulate my gspot through reading your reviews. Without you, I wouldn’t have my beloved turquoise glass comet wand. It may be sacrilegious to admit, but I have not inserted my Monas since obtaining the comet wand. It’s magical and I never thought a non-vibrating (or sucking/thrusting) toy would be for me.

  • Dandemort

    Woo! These posts always remind me what time of year it is! Hipster clothes and food come out, leaves fall, and Piph does a giveaway 😀 This is my fourth year reading your blog and I gotta say, no regrets, dude. None. Your insights and humour make you a favourite page.

    I’ve always had a question about these giveaways though: as a Canadian, I’ve wondered what it is that makes certain toys available only in the US? Is it an availability thing? no complaints cuz you have a great selection anyway, but it’s made me curious.

  • Lucy

    I have learned to really critically look at the brands that make my sex toys- from what they support, to how they advertise, to the claims to make, to the materials they use and the reasons they give. It has helped me gain agency in my own pleasure and help others do so as well. Thank you Piph!

  • Meg

    This is my favorite time of year. The way you share yourself and your experiences with people is inspiring.

  • Dandemort

    Also I’ve learned that it’s OK to be picky about my toys and their quality, and that it’s sometimes better to spend a bit and have a toy send you over the moon, than to cheap out and hope it’s over quickly.

  • Shadowkate

    Your blog helped me rediscover masturbation and lots of new toys after the break up of my marriage. I rarely buy a toy now without checking this blog to find out if you’ve reviewed it. Thank you so much for this place.

  • Zelos

    soooo excited by how cool and gender-inclusive this giveaway is!

  • Orlanda

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, but more importantly, thank you to be a model of practising what you preach, and letting yourself be vulnerable to make the internet more sex positive. I turn to you for every toy I buy, never been disappointed. Cheers 🙂

  • Orlanda

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, but more importantly, thank you to be a model of practising what you preach, and letting yourself be vulnerable to make the internet more sex positive. I turn to you for every toy I buy, never been desapointed. I’ve been following you since 2 years now, I have no plan to stop, ever. Keep going an cuming for us!
    Cheers 🙂

  • Rin

    Time to try once again! ^_^ Especially since my toy budget has disappeared and my autumn overall has been really stressful so far – unemployment on account of mental issues will do that. So this’ll be a fun thing to participate in between sending out the old resume and crossing my fingers!

  • vrittis

    Oh yes! anniversaries are so cool, especially in this case 🙂
    i’m throwing my non-existent hat in!

  • Jared Toby Phillips

    YESSS. Highlight of the year tbh. I love Boris and his spy mission, this is going to be so much fun. Thank you for all your snark and for being a reviewer my vagina can trust. I got the Fun Factory Tiger at your recommendation and haven’t regretted it for a second.

  • trix23

    You’ve taught me so much through your reviews that I almost feel like I’ve tried most of the toys too (but since I’m both poor and cheap, I know what to save up for instead thanks to you)! And I come here when I need reassurance about letting my proverbial freak flag fly…

  • Emily

    as someone who is not super sexually experienced, this blog has given me the confidence to learn about my own pleasure and what works for me. i’m so so grateful to you for what you do! reading has directly led to me being more open about sex and sexuality in my own life.

  • thelastunicorn17

    I followed this blog all through college and it really helped me in figuring out sex, sex toys, and how bodies ACTUALLY work. Thanks for all you do!

  • Emily

    as someone who is not super sexually experienced, this blog has given me the confidence to learn about my own pleasure and what works for me. i’m so so grateful to you for what you do! reading has directly led to me being more open about sex and sexuality in my own life.

  • KoolKitty

    I would not know anything about good toys if it weren’t for this amazing blog. It is really hard finding high quality sex toys without honest reviewers like you. Thank you for all the years!

  • Parker Smash

    I really appreciate your reviews. It’s certainly helped me learn the products I sell in the shop I work at. Thanks for all you do and hopefully continue to do!

  • Stabbin Robots

    It’s so important to me that I learned… I’m not the only one who loves 90s/early00s alternative 😛
    But seriously, I think I can safely say we’ve ALL learned so much from you over the years. ESPECIALLY about materials safety!

  • Stabbin Robots

    t’s so important to me that I learned… I’m not the only one who loves 90s/early00s alternative 😛
    But seriously, I think I can safely say we’ve ALL learned so much from you over the years. ESPECIALLY about materials safety!

  • The Boris clue game is the best thing ever! Congrats on you anniversary, I hope you’ll have this blog for more than next ten years!

  • KinkyKittenKim

    love your blog piph, your one of the first blogs i ever read! I loved watching Epipherie blosom too! so much cuteness! I’m forever stalking the DildoHoliday hashtag too! congrats on your 10 years you are an inpiration

  • Stephanie Nicole

    so happy to find such a rad body positive + gender/sexuality inclusive blogger!! excited to go through and read more of your content.

  • Dustin

    That is… a lot of toys. And for a lot of different genital configurations. Damn.

  • Dustin

    That a whole lot of toys. Enough that anyone with any types of genitals will be satisfied. Damn fine work.

  • p0ck0

    I hope I will finally win something 😀

  • Finding these codes is going to consume my soul. I am okay with this. <3

  • Jay

    First, congrats on 10 years of blogging, and, second, for hosting this giveaway. I absolutely love how you set the giveaway entries up so that we have to input information to be awarded points. As someone who has been following your blog off and on for a few years, it was great reading some posts that I had missed and didn’t take the time to go back and read. Also Boris’ spy mission is so much fun and well thought out (but I’m guessing Boris already knew that). Thanks again, and I look forward to your future posts.

  • Finding these codes is going to consume my soul… I am okay with this. <3

  • Bahar Ríghteous Baharloo

    hooooooly shit this is prolly the most epic giveaway I’ve ever seen. Also, this is probably the longest I’ve ever been on one website alone in my life… (except for maybe netflix!) Seriously, you are like the sex toy wikipedia. <3

  • Harry Moore

    Your blog has been consistently informative, entertaining, and funny. And such great prizes here.

  • C. Poly

    I have learned not to take any shit from any company. To go after what I want. And that this can totally be a full time job. I’ve learned that I need to become more familiar with my vagina. And from recently going all the way back to some of your very first posts, I learned that we all start somewhere and if I stick with it that I can become a great blogger. You inspire me.

  • C. Poly

    I have learned not to take any shit from any company. To go after what I want. And that this can totally be a full time job. I’ve learned that I need to become more familiar with my vagina. And from recently going all the way back to some of your very first posts, I learned that we all start somewhere and if I stick with it that I can become a great blogger. You inspire me. <3

  • Elsie Carroll

    This is definitely the blog that I recommend to everyone I know who’s starting to look for a sex toy of any kind. You really know your stuff!

  • Scott Robertson

    thanks for learning and then sharing what you learned

  • Bahar Ríghteous Baharloo

    hooooooly shit this is prolly the most epic giveaway I’ve ever seen. Also, this is probably the longest I’ve ever been on one website alone in my life… (except for maybe netflix!) Seriously, you are like the sex toy wikipedia. Not to mention how this tab is gonna stay open the ENTIRE TIME lol. I love your snark and your realness in an industry that is a mystery to many! I touch the hem of your throe blanket. (?) <3

  • OttawaEd

    I always enjoy reading your blog. The science of the toys is fascinating and awesome!

  • Kit

    Hey Piph, what have I learned? Well to invest in a Mona 2 to start with. It also gave mea lot of insight into how to be poly is a healthy way, which is something important to who I am now. And somewhere to direct my friends who need advice lol.

  • Reli Gutierrez

    Your blog is one the first sex-toy reviewers I look to when I see a toy I want to try out. Here’s to many more years of snark and good toys!

  • oohlookasquirrel

    I have been talked out of many an impulse buy on this blog. Most especially Jimmyjane products, but also a good number of other vibrators. It doesn’t matter how pretty the toy is if it’s waaaay too big or doesn’t deliver the rumble vibrations that I need.

  • Emily

    This is my first venture into sex toys, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon this blog!

  • Barold

    I had no idea about menstrual cups until I read your blog and I’m not a woman but it’s an interesting concept. Thanks for sharing.

  • Barold

    Thanks for taking one for the team and working so “hard” to test and review all these wonderful toys.

  • Bahar Ríghteous Baharloo

    my comment isn’t being registered on the give-away, so i’m trying one last (hopefully not annoying) time to make a comment count: i agonized over which five to choose, and reading a bajillion reviews in a row and having every company’s site open… I still went with your top ones! (Even though I already have a pure wand, duh)

  • Bahar Ríghteous Baharloo

    le sigh… still not working. ah well, i mean what i said anyway!

  • Peri DeVault

    My all-time favorite blog. Amazing giveaway! It took me forever to pick out my top five.

  • Ryan Seatherton

    Wow, this is one hell of a giveaway! Well done on showing people the joys of sex toys!

  • Ryan Seatherton

    Wow, this is one hell of a giveaway! Well done on showing people the joys of sex toys!!

  • KMleen

    Reading your blog for all these years has been a journey. Hey Epiphora lead me down the rabbit hole of sex toy bloggers, safe sex toy advocacy, and discovering the wild terrain of the sex toy industry. I have an Ikea furniture piece with all three of its drawers filled to the brim with sex paraphernalia and toys. It’s led me to making real my natural curiosity in regards to my own inclinations and what I want to try in the near future.

    All of this, from the serendipity of stumbling onto your blog. Thanks for the entertainment, education, and the fun I’ve had with that wardrobe of tools in my home.‎

  • SubmissiveFeminist Administrat

    I am so excited to see such amazing toys in this giveaway! Thanks for all you do, Piph!

  • Jaime

    I love Boris a lot, and yearn to be a spy for him. 🙂

    Anyway, I have no idea how I even got here to begin with a few years ago, but I’ve learned so much about the brands and makers that are worthy. I still don’t actually have any toys of my own, because I can’t afford the ones worth getting. That’s thanks to you and this site!

  • CoLBro

    Fantastic blog!! Very helpful indeed

  • tonyinabag

    this is amaaaaazing.

  • Danny Smith

    thanks to you, baby me escaped the trap of toxic toys and found better options!

  • tonyinabag

    also tbh one of the things i love the most about your blog is how great it’s been reading about your own journey with your sexuality. i think it’s great for folks to see that the way we have sex/get off/etc is not static, it grows and changes over time – if you let it. 🙂

  • CoLBro

    Great blog. Very informative

  • CoLBro

    Great blog. Very informative. Thank you very much for writing this

  • Ritchie Yaure

    So excited for this giveaway! And excited about Boris’ clues >:D

  • Danny Smith

    thanks to you, baby me escaped the trap of toxic toys and found better options!

  • Jessica

    I am filled to the brim with excitement. perhaps even more so than I would be if stuffed with all five giveaway toys, ahaha.

  • Jessica

    I am filled to the brim with excitement. perhaps even more so than I would be if stuffed with all five giveaway toys, ahaha.
    But yes, I’ve definitely learned how to think of and talk about sex toys in a more rational, normal way in the years I’ve followed your blog, and lets not even get started on how much better my decisions are now about buying said toys..

  • JewelsMax

    This is incredible!

  • Ashley Taylor Childs

    Literally coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Love your blog and sharikng with everyone

  • AmeKitsune

    Epiphora, you’re my go to sex ed maestro. Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Barrie

    I’ve learned a lot about sexuality. This is not an easy topic to learn about either.

  • Appa

    I’ve learned so much about how to differentiate good from bad quality in toys! And reading about different types of vibration has been eye-opening – in the past I’ve been confused as to why vibes of the same power level felt completely different on me. Plus, reading about your journeys with different types of toys and with your relationship to toys and your body has made me way more comfortable with some of the weird specificity my body requires – some stuff that “everyone” is “supposed to” love that I don’t and other activities most would consider unpleasant or unappealing that are my bread and butter now, sex- and toy-wise. People are weird, Piph! Thx for letting me get more comfortable with the ways that’s true for me.

  • Beth Elder

    How exciting! Your blog has really helped me explore more with sex toys, and learn so much about what makes good sex toys! I read each post obsessively, and share them with my friends too! We love your honest options and sparky comments. 🙂

  • Janalyn Elzinga

    I learned about this blog from someone sharing your giveaway in a sex-positive Facebook group I’m in. I’m super excited to spend lots of time here. 🙂 I’ve already checked your reviews for a few things I own, and your opinion has been pretty similar to mine, so I hope to find several new favorites!

  • Janalyn Elzinga

    I learned about this blog from someone posting your giveaway in a sex-positive Facebook group I’m in. I’m super excited to spend lots of time here. 🙂 I’ve already checked your reviews for a few things I own, and your opinion has been pretty similar to mine, so I hope to find several new favorites!

  • Amanda M Barker

    So many awesome things! It’s like winning the golden ticket for adults!

  • Amanda M Barker

    So much awesomeness it’s the golden ticket for adults!!!

  • Jimbi

    Thank you for hosting this. Great reviews.

  • SickRose

    I love Boris’s role! What’s sort of fun for me in this giveaway though is I’ve actually purchased several of the prize toys based in large part on your recommendations! I keep finding more fun items though.

  • JumboSizeSpicyBigDad

    I’ve been reading your blog for years now, I literally discovered my gspot and discovered I could squirt because of you talking about it. Not to mention got a lelo mona 2 after your rave review years ago and WHOO BOY let me just say thanks for the orgasms! I’m constantly referencing your reviews when I recommend toys to friends because I really trust your (and your discerning vagina’s) opinion.

  • JumboSizeSpicyBigDad

    I’ve been reading your blog for years now, I literally discovered my gspot and discovered I could squirt because of you talking about it. Not to mention got a lelo mona 2 after your rave review and WHOO BOY let me just say thanks for the orgasms! I’m constantly referencing your reviews when I recommend toys to friends because I really trust your (and your discerning vagina’s) opinion.

  • shannon fowler

    Ive learned a lot about different ways to spice things up. It also has made me more comfortable even discussing things I would want to try with my partner

  • Sister Genie

    So excited to have found your blog!! I see lots of super fun in my future!!

  • poesieplease

    I’m a relatively new reader, but I’ve already worked my way through a tremendous amount of your archive. I admire the frank way you talk about sex, which has taught me to be more comfortable reflecting on my own desires. I had a repressive sex education and didn’t come out as queer until a couple years ago, so I’m still unlearning lots of discomfort and shame when it comes to sex. Thanks for helping me turn that discomfort and shame into curiosity and enthusiasm. And thanks for this epic giveaway!

  • poesieplease

    I’m a relatively new reader, but I’ve already worked my way through a tremendous amount of your archive. I admire the frank way you talk about sex, which has taught me to be more comfortable reflecting on my own desires. I had a repressive sex education and didn’t come out as queer until a couple years ago, so I’m still unlearning lots of discomfort and shame when it comes to sex. Thanks for helping me turn that discomfort and shame into curiosity and enthusiasm. And thanks for this epic giveaway!

  • Brittany Marczak

    Your reviews help me understand all the differences in people’s bodies that our society doesn’t teach us, and how some toys and types of stimulation might work for one person and not another. Oh, and I love your writing and sense of humor, and you’re often brought up in discussions with the ladies in my house 😀

  • Jannnineish

    Whenever I want to buy a new toy, or have any sex-relevant questions, this blog it where I come. I cringe to realize that it was purely coincidental that the first toy I bought happened to be a good company, but ooooohhh could’ve been soo much worse; not body safe, shitty vibrations, w/e.

  • Crystalline

    This is so exciting! Thank you–and congratulations on 10 years!

  • Bri

    Fingers crossed.

  • Kalliopeia

    Congrats on the decade! Your blog is magnificent.

  • Ish

    i never win anything, but i’ll try anyways. yo are one of the first sex toy bloggers i found and i love reading your reviews. you’re always so funny and reliable. thank you!

  • z1llion

    Hmmm…the widget can’t find my entry, so guess I’ll try again. So… I just sent my referral link to my husband. That took a little bit of courage. I’m hoping he’ll take a look at the list of winnable items and see something he finds intriguing. So far I have been the only toy-buyer in our relationship. Thanks for helping me start the conversation!

  • Ken F.

    You always have great information and even better giveaways. I’m glad I’ve been following your blog for a few years now.

  • ilanaonida

    Having now gotten a few of your top recommended toys I’m hoping to get my hands on a few other favorites! Fingers crossed, even if I’m not convinced anything can beat mona…. which just. thanks for that one….

  • ilanaonida

    Your blog is the reason I got a magic wand rechargeable, and as someone who sometimes has trouble with orgasming it’s been really incredible. Thank you so much for that rec!!!

  • poesieplease

    For some reason my first post won’t count in the giveaway widget. So here’s something else I learned from your blog: hairless cats are adorable! Especially hairless cats with Russian accents. (I mean, all cats are adorable, obviously. But I love that the giveaway post includes so much Boris.)

  • Ana Maria

    Most important thing I’ve learned from your blog? I’ve learned that I am deserving of pleasure. I’ve learned not to feel guilty for desiring pleasure, and that I’m not broken for needing toys to feel pleasure. I’m a happier, healthier, way more empowered, confident and independent person because of your blog. Thanks to you, I learned my pleasure belongs to me.

  • CMR

    Pretty sure I mentioned it last year, but this was the springboard for my discovery of what it meant for a sex toy to be “toxic.” I’m quite thrilled now that you have a whole post of your own dedicated to it. It’s really a shame that sex is so demonized that there is no official oversight of toy production.

  • disqus_3HQGPFazbV

    i first found this blog when thinking about buying my first sex toy and it got me excited enough to attend a couple of queer sex ed workshops. now i regularly lead sex ed workshops for middle and high school aged youth (especially queer youth) and i’m hoping to be able to start doing that in schools when i become a high school teacher (that’s still a few years away though). i’m really glad folks like you are around, you and your blog have had a pretty big impact on my life and have allowed me to positively impact others!

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  • Eunice Corpuz

    Am I the only one having trouble confirmed the reblog I put on my tumblr? Is it happening with anyone else?

  • Cinnamonreign

    I’m here for the wit and snark. I just spent two hours bouncing between posts about the giveaway items and didn’t notice the time pass. Too busy laughing I think. I enjoy seeing the growth and change between posts- its a feeling I identify with when I encounter a game changing toy. <3

  • thedickwizard

    Okay I’m blown away by the amount of great things offered in this giveaway! Here’s to 10 more years!

  • thedickwizard

    I’ve been reading your blog for what feels like forever, and is what kickstarted my own interest in toys. Now I’ve been collecting for over 7 years, and can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! Here’s to 10 more.

  • annastasia

    I don’t have words for how spectacular your site is, or how amazing you are as a human, or how much I adore you from afar. As someone who is incredibly sex-positive, poly, pansexual, and kinky, it makes me so happy to see reviews from someone who I can share at least some traits with <3

  • Katy

    I have learned that quality sex toys made out of non-toxic materials at reasonable prices do exist. And also that I’m a sex toy snob, but I’m happy for that.

  • Ixzianna

    This is the best!
    Congrats on 10 years!!
    Hubs and I love reading your blog and recommendations.

  • Ixzianna

    This is the best!
    Hubs and I love reading your blog and recommendations.

  • Grey

    Tokidoki wand 0.0 !

  • Cinnamonreign

    I just found all of the clues for this week! Fun!

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and leaving up old posts (with edits) that you may not identify with anymore. And in getting sidetracked in a bunch of older posts, I was reminded importance of loving a toy that works well for you deeply while you can-because your body can change its mind once you try something new/better!

  • April

    I’ve learned too much from this blog. I can’t imagine how much of my money I would have wasted on toys that don’t deliver if you hadn’t reviewed them first. I’ve also used this blog to educate friends on the magic of sex toys and reduced a lotof stigma behind it all. Thank you for running this giveaway, but definitely for running this blog in particular.
    And Boris is the cutest of cats.

  • Kiara

    Man what a great giveaway! I’ve been following this blog for a long time, and its taught me so much! From getting me to get rid of my toxic toys, to convincing me to purchase some amazing toys, this has become my one stop shop for sex toy knowledge, and I refer people to it all the time. Good job!

  • ShriektheMighty

    I honestly thought vibrators just ‘weren’t for me’ until I learned that there were different types of vibration, and now I love vibration, thanks to you. I am still mourning the lost cord to my mona.

  • tenzen

    My very first toy was a hand-me-down small, pink mystery thing. It was the first thing that went into my vagina that was actually meant to go in a vagina (hello, puberty experimental years) and looking back on it, I have no idea what it’s made of. My second one was a gift, some $18 Doc Johnson that I used for a long time (after reading your blog and some of your friends’ blogs, I ended up throwing it in the trash.)

    I didn’t even realize there was more to sex toys than dildos, vibrators, and anal beads. Reading your blog was a surprise, there were so many shapes and colors (um… pink and purple and slightly pink and slightly purple but hey! Sometimes blue)

    I thought most bodies reacted to toys the same way. I was surprised that, given your love of texture, I just couldn’t handle any. Meeting my boyfriend also changed that for me (trans man).

    Honestly though, the biggest thing was learning about toxic toys. I am so, so glad I started reading your blog before I reached the age where I could buy my own toys. I make it a point to warn friends against them.

    Thank you for everything! Happy 10 years!

  • Mikhail_Sergeevich

    I’m here first time and I think I found right place to stay. Like a child in a candy shop.

  • Suzanne LaFleur

    I discovered your blog a little while ago, thanks to chatting with some friends about our sex lives and preferred toys (my uneducated opinion at the time: I fail to see the point, personally, but hey, different folks, …) And 3 posts in I learned that I know *nothing* XD

  • Bigm

    Just wanted to say thank you for this blog. its given me some great guidance when buying toys with or for playmates.

  • Marita Berry

    Happy blog anniversary!

  • Lauren Moore

    Ten years!!! Definitely worth the amazing giveaway! Your blog is an incredible resource we use at the store all the time! Keep up the great work!

  • poesieplease

    Hm, trying a third time because the widget still won’t find either of my comments. If this doesn’t work, I give up. I’ve also been learning about how to talk about sex with partners (and friends!). Communication is important, but when it comes to sex it’s not always easy. Thanks for showing us what successful and enjoyable communication about sex looks like.

  • Jarvis Porter II

    I’ve been following for a several years and as a guy, the blog and is very informative

  • Angela

    Can I just say that you are almost single-handedly responsible for my close calls with squirting? Not quite there yet, but having soooo much fun experimenting.

  • Angela

    Can I just say that you are almost single-handedly responsible for my close calls with squirting? Not quite there yet, but having soooo much fun experimenting. Really?

  • Guesty McGuestersen

    Oooh, the giveaway is back. Your last one is how I first found out about you. Love the articles!

  • USACelt

    First, let me thank you for all the work and time you put in helping keep us informed. It has helped us find a lot of enjoyable toys. Keep up the great work.

  • cool dude

    man, i picked out some toys for myself, and some for a friend, can’t wait for their birthday!! and trying to find the first clue is proving to be hard to find..

  • cool dude

    i’m fairly new to the blog, so im excited to see all the sex stuff i should and shouldn’t buy

  • pup

    What I’ve learned from your blog – that an njoy Pure Wand must be pared with something like a Throe. After my partner squirted the first time using the Pure Wand, we figured some type of mattress protection was required. Amazing toy!

  • jnxxiii

    From your blog, I have learned that pleasure is a right, and that we (speaking mostly of non-male identifying individuals) are deserving of safe and fun ways to indulge. Here’s to 10 more years!

  • Caitlin Morrison

    Based on my current trajectory, I will be the old lady yelling about sex on her porch and bringing out my box of sex toys (on the same porch) to show friends.

    Oh wait, I do that now. I guess I will just have a bigger box.

    But for real, your blog has had a big effect on my life. I never really explored masturbation in a way that was fun and body-positive. Your writing has given me tools to explore and understand parts of me that I didn’t know existed. Thank you. <3

  • nicholesmith

    I can’t believe how long I’ve been following you! Many sex blogs have come and gone over the years but yours is still the one I turn to, the one I suggest to friends. My favorite post was Today in my life… a stranger on the internet gifted me a Sybian

    Still makes me cry when I reread it. The widow, the internet stranger… I wonder if you still talk to her. Did you become friends irl, do you follow her on social, do you meet for coffees. You should do a follow up post.

  • thedickwizard

    Seems as if the widget won’t recognise my comments, but another thing I’ve learned and felt affirmed in from reading your blog is the fact that almost nobody else gives a shit about the pattern functions on vibrators! Give us steady vibration or give us death.

  • patterson_johnm

    With such great prizes it was hard (no pun intended) to pick the 5 I wished for most

  • Jasper J Moon

    Thank you so much! You help us make all our bonus-check purchases. 🙂

  • Jasper J Moon

    Thanks so much! You help us make all our bonus-check purchases. 🙂

  • Abbey Atwater

    I won’t buy a sex related product without checking this log first!

  • Jasper J Moon

    Thanks so much for all you do! WE defer to you for all our bonus-check purchases. 🙂

  • Maddy

    Discovered your blog through the crashpad series… can’t wait for the giveaway.

  • Abbey Atwater

    I won’t buy a sex related product without checking this log first!

  • Danny Smith

    every sex toy i’ve ever bought was tested and approved by you. thank you!

  • Sapphorist

    Where do I begin?

    I can’t remember exactly how I found your blog, but it was the first I’d ever encountered that discussed body safety. Because of you, even though I’m a low-income college student, I’ve prioritized saving up for quality, body-safe toys. Thank you. Also, you introduced me to SheVibe, so thank you again.

    On a more personal note, as a queer lady and a writer, I really look up to you. Your writing is beautiful, and the way you’ve written about queerness— from documenting your hatred of strapless strap-ons (which I share) to interviewing your mother —is both affirming and inspiring.

    Finally, you were responsible for introducing me to the sex-blogosphere. From you, I’ve discovered so many amazing bloggers: Lilly, Kate, Bex, Rae, Artemisia, Aerie, JoEllen, Erika Lynae, and so many more. Basically, you introduced me to what is now one of my favorite communities on the internet. And thought I’ve yet to create a blog of my own, it’s something I’ve seriously considered after spending so much time reading yours and so many others.

    Happy blogiversary, Epiphora, and thank you for everything.

  • Jasper J Moon

    Thank you for everything! We always consult you before making any bonus-check purchases. 🙂

  • Maddy

    Piph, thank you so much for this internet space!! Safe, queer friendly, and sex positive, not to mention funny… love it

  • Maddy

    Piph, thank you so much for this internet space!! Safe, queer friendly, and sex positive, not to mention funny… love it.

  • Mikhail_Sergeevich

    I’m here first time and I think I found right place to stay. Like a child in a candy shop.

  • RachaelinGreen

    Epiphora, you are amazing! This is the only way for me to obtain sex toys until I get a job.

  • Ana Baxter

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your humor and growth as a blogger and a human over the years. Thank you for all you do, it’s more important than some may realize.

  • Ana Baxter

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your humor and growth as a blogger and as a human over the years. Thank you for all that you do, it’s more important than some may realize.

  • Gabe

    I have to say i just found this site and your blog and I wish I had known about it sooner!! As an undateble 25 year old virgin I had finally given in to exploring myself when I turned 18 and let me just say….nothing has worked. But i am sure your site and blogs will offer helpful insight and let me see what I have been missing!

  • Gia

    10 years is just amazing!! To respond to the “comment on the giveaway post” I have learned so much from you…it’s unreal. I read your blog before I became a sex blogger myself and you were one of the main inspirations for me to start my own blog. Your blogger series helped me through setting it up and how to write good reviews (and not sound like an idiot!)

  • Danny Smith

    i help run the planned parenthood club at my school, and we do sex toy giveaways. thanks to you i know how to get quality toys without maxing out our budget!

  • Bella

    What a fantastic giveaway

  • Lucy

    Thank you Piph! You are my sex toy light of guidance!

  • trix23

    Weird logistical question, in case other folks are having the same trouble: when I get to the “secret code secured” page, I don’t actually see the code when I click on it. Browser issue on my side or something?

  • Gia

    10 years is just amazing!! To respond to the “comment on the giveaway post” I have learned so much from you…it’s unreal. I read your blog before I became a sex blogger myself and you were one of the main inspirations for me to start my own blog. Your blogger series helped me through setting it up and how to write good reviews (and not sound like an idiot!)

  • cris

    I learned that there were different types of vibrations from this blog and I am SO grateful for the rumbly tag. Thank you!

  • Ash1333

    This ends on my birthday! ^.^ That’s so awesome! Always love your posts and they’ve helped me make some informed decisions, and educate me on things that were definitely need to know for bedtime fun times.

  • Margarita Zeas

    I learned SO much about quality toys from you and your site. Even as a young student without too much of an expendable income, I am all about paying for quality toys and a big part of my decision making process involves sifting through your site and your reviews. I greatly value your thoughts and writing regarding sex toys and the entire sex industry. Thank you so much!

  • Leah

    This was the first (and my favorite) sex toy blogs. You were the first person who introduced me to sex toys; me how didn’t even know that women could masturbate until I was 15, and didn’t learn how until 17. Thank you for everything!!!

  • Leah

    Commenting again because apparently the first time it didn’t work?

  • Leah

    Posting for the third time in hopes that it will work…

  • Fanch1

    That giveaway sure is something big ! Too bad some items are only for US people.

  • Benji

    My camgirl friends and I are all entering 🙂

  • Benji

    All my camgirl friends and I are entering 🙂

  • Ana

    My two cats approve this giveaway!!

  • anaa

    My sex toy collection changed and my genitals were a lot happier after your blog introduced me to Tantus. Lots of love <3

  • Maddy

    fave sex toy blog! 🙂

  • Emma

    Yesssssss, tis the season for sex toy giveaways! I’ve been looking forward to this since autumn kicked in!

  • silversouledcat

    I’ve never had a sex toy, since I’m ace, but I’d like to try some! I’m really excited! Thank you!

  • Christina Taylor Thrower

    Loving this giveaway! It’s been fun just entering…no pun intended. lol

  • Sterlling Pedersen

    This is the first I’ve seen of this blog, but I’m really excited to explore it. Thanks for the giveaway, I’m really super exited to participate!

  • Anne Marie Feige

    No one needs vibration patterns. Its a vibrator not a phone ringing on my clit

  • justsingjazz

    It’s giveaway time again!!!???!?!?!?! I always get so excited when sex toys are afoot. You’re wonderful, Epiphora, you’ve revolutionized my sex life and I thank you!

  • Gia

    Replying because it can’t find my post??

  • Gia

    3rd post…? I guess I’m doing something wrong? 10 years is just amazing!! To respond to the “comment on the giveaway post” I have learned so much from you…it’s unreal. I read your blog before I became a sex blogger myself and you were one of the main inspirations for me to start my own blog. Your blogger series helped me through setting it up and how to write good reviews (and not sound like an idiot!)

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Every year I love with blog a little more, for the articles that make me join in with the saltines and the ones that lead me to perfect toy choices all the same (the Prism V and Tango combination is now a solid favourite) Thank you Piph, I hope there’s a decade more ahead ♥️

  • Kaz

    I know I can rely on you and your blog for honest reviews and advice.

  • Kaz

    I don’t know if anyone else has been having trouble with comments being detected by the giveaway app

  • Edgar

    Good luck everyone!

  • Annie Doran

    Best reviews! My favorite to check out something new before I buy it!

  • Annie Doran

    Best reviews! My favorote!

  • Marissa Aires

    I was introduced to you blog when I started working at the Condom Shack in Toronto. It’s been my go-to to learn more about what toys are garbage and why and how I can help people find the toys that will work for them best!

  • Annieyikes

    I’ve been reading these reviews for 7years and it’s helped me decide what to buy as well as helping me figure out what to sell to my customers. Thanks!

  • Bradley Balach

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!

  • Ashley Taylor Childs

    So excited. Can never have too many toys

  • george lin

    im so happy your blog exists! keep it up!

  • george lin

    i learned so much about safety before my first purchase and more after them. I wished there were more bloggers like you!

  • The Palimpsex

    You’re what got it all started. Thank you for all your wisdom and kindness.

  • meghan redinger

    This is my first time even reading of your blogs! and you definitely have a different eye for product review. keep it up!

  • meghan redinger

    I like your wittiness in your reviews. it make it seem more real yet not as serious.

  • Sammie Lewis

    I supposed I’m rather new here, but one of my significant other’s uses the site regularly, and I’ve learned a lot (and had a lot of laughs) through her sharing things. It’s allowed me to learn a bit more than what I already knew about toys, though perhaps my favorite bit was the tester dildos being used in various fashions, like as toe seperators for painting nails. Inspired me to come up with my own ideas (once I have enough, I intend to use them for DnD miniatures :P) But other things too, like the distinction between rumbly and buzzy vibrations have been helpful.

  • lunascope

    Holy crap! This year’s giveaway is HUGE. (Also, how did I not know that you had your own Crystal Delights dildo? That is fucking amazing.)

  • Harold Gaines

    Boris: Finally found all five. Waiting for more.

  • Megan Sheufelt

    Because I’m a nerd, I’m wondering how exactly the winners are chosen what with the pick-your-five-favorites thing? Randomly, obviously, but does it conduct a separate drawing for each prize (including everyone who listed it in their top 5) or does it pick one person/entry from the entire pool, then randomly pick from their top 5 to see which prize they’ll get, continuing to draw winners (discarding people whose top 5 have all been awarded already) until all the prizes are gone? Or some other method?

  • I’ve learned that it’s important to find your own voice and style in sex blogging. That’s huge. There’s no point trying to be someone we’re not. Congrats on 10 years! The hard work shows. <3

  • erabat

    This blog has expanded my vocabulary soooo much!! Thank you for giving me the words to explain what it is I want out of a toy

  • oliviarose88

    You’re my favourite toy blog. How would my vagina know what it wanted without your help? <3


    You’re my favourite toy blog!! HAPPY TEN YEARS!!

  • Alisha Roberts

    I love the raw truth on this blog. I’m constantly nodding in agreement as I read!

  • I’ve learned so much through reading your blog. You’ve given me the tools to be able to make informed choices about what kinds of toys are safe and what I might like. I love that you never mince words and that all of us feel we can trust you.

  • Avidreader

    Such an amazing blog! If I’m ever looking for something new, I first browse your reviews! Hope to win something this time around!

  • in_the_forests_of_the_night

    The snark, the honesty, and the legitimately useful information without euphemisms brings me a lot of joy, and helped me find the way to a clearer understanding of my own sexuality. 10 more years pls, if the cats will allow?

  • siobhan21

    I’ve learn that my sexual fulfillment is worth investing in. I’ve learned that a good sex toy can be worth the price. However, everything with a high price tag isn’t necessarily quality. You have to be picky when choosing a toy. Reviews are amazing and give you a better idea of what to look for but in the end you have to trust that you know your body and what works for it.

  • Kim Dias

    Honestly, the most important thing I’ve learnt from your blog is to stop being ashamed of my sexuality. It’s a work in progress, but I’m getting there. Your “How I Know Squirting is Real” post has been particularly helpful for that

  • Kim Dias

    (the giveaway isn’t recognising my comment, so I’m trying again)
    Honestly, the most important thing I’ve learnt from your blog is to stop being ashamed of my sexuality. It’s a work in progress, but I’m getting there. Your “How I Know Squirting is Real” post has been particularly helpful for that

  • siobhan21

    I’ve learn that my sexual fulfillment is worth investing in. I’ve learned that a good sex toy can be worth the price. However, everything with a high price tag isn’t necessarily quality. You have to be picky when choosing a toy. Reviews are amazing and give you a better idea of what to look for but in the end you have to trust that you know your body and what works for it. Thats what I’ve learned from his blog.

  • wavedash

    Thank you for what you do, it’s always a treat to see writing that is both insightful and funny.

  • Kevin Ross

    Woo Hoo !!

  • Katie S

    Ah!!! This is so great!

  • Wendy

    This is amazing! I want so many thiiiiings!

  • Wendy

    I didn’t even know there was such variation in vibes until I read your blog. I mean the AA battery lipstick vibes are long in the trash!

  • Amanda Levy

    This blog has really helped me grow to give a healthier view of sex and sexuality as well as introduced me to the tango. Best. Bullet Vibe. Ever. Thank you!

  • Sarah

    I don’t remember how I found you, but I’m so glad that I did. I’ve learned so much about sex toys and this industry by following your blog.

  • Ant

    Amazing giveaway to celebrate a great blog!

  • Gamefreakgeekgirl

    You are my hero.

  • Sean

    This is a phenomenal number of giveaway items. You are amazing and incredible! I also love using the graphics from this post for flirty texts with my wife. Let’s her know exactly which toys I think we should use.

  • Cassandra

    I didn’t even know there WAS a tokidoki vibrator but oh my god I love it

  • DemonWebQueen

    My go to page when i need to know somethig about Sex Toys. Phora, thank you for existing.

  • Queer Fridge Ghost

    i’ve been following your blog for three+ years or so now, and you’ve taught me so so much about sex toys and my own body! i don’t walk into a sex shop without pulling up your blog on my phone and obsessively searching up everything i see, and your reviews are probably responsible for my entire toy collection now.

  • Valerie Hartnett

    This giveaway is amazing!

  • LD

    Your insight, style, and snark give me liiiiife! I never, ever buy a new toy without running it past you first, and I genuinely appreciate all the work you do for the masses. I hope you know how much your healthy attitude towards the human body, partnered sex in all shapes and forms, and diddlin’ the skittle (or whatever parts one has) have positively affected me and all your readers.

    Cheers to 10 more years of judging toys with your discerning vagina and writing about it! <3

  • bzzingbee

    There are so many things I’ve learned from reading your blog. I learned that talking about sex toys and sex doesn’t always have to be so serious. I learned that I’m into way more than I ever imagined. I learned to have an open mind and enjoy what that brings me.

  • Robert Alexis Green

    The best site and blog for open honest communication about sex and sex toys. A great place to learn and grow.

  • Louly McButter

    I don’t know how I can narrow down what I’ve learned! But the most IMPORTANT thing I think I have learned is that shame is bad and being your truest self isn’t.

  • Glumbumble

    As I said in another post, you led me to my first high end vibrator. The Mona 2. And from there I finally enjoyed intercourse with my husband. Eventually I even overcame my vaginismus. And I don’t think that ever would have happened without discovering that vibrator thanks to you.

  • Maria

    Would it be possible to send some of the prizes to one address and some to another? It’s for long distance relationship reasons.

  • Brittany Something

    Following your blog taught me that it’s okay to take control of masturbation, and that it shouldn’t ever be a shameful thing. Also, you taught me to NOT SETTLE FOR SHITTY TOYS and through that I have helped many of my friends who would take me to the shitty sex shop around the corner and try to buy a jelly dildo. Thank you!

  • Fuzzy

    It’s time for this sex geek to get serious about your annual giveway. Katie bar the door! I left you a deep and thoughtful comment last week, so this week I’ll keep it light.

  • x x

    Been reading for so long, it’d be hard for me to say what I learned from you. Probably most of what I know about how to compare toys is from either your blog, or the forums-we-shall-not-name. Also, as I said last year, I learned that your theme song will be in my head forever.

  • Cougart

    Something I learned… Well, most of what I know about sex toys came from you. But I guess the most important so far was to not use glass dildos in water haha

  • Scotty Ireson

    So many toys! Good luck everyone.

  • queenofzan

    This blog introduced me to the world of being able to research sex toys effectively before buying them, making them as accessible as most everything else, which is amazing.

    Also, I recently had a nice job and treated myself to a Vixen Mustang with one of my checks, and I would like to say I have so much self control for not just spending the rest of my paychecks on more sex toys, because wow, it had been so long since I could afford them that I forgot how amazing nice new toys were. Damn.

  • hopeandmemory

    It’s the moooost wonderful tiiiiime of the year!! I think the most important message I’ve learned is that a lot of material used to make sex toys is dangerous and that it’s really important to take that into account when shopping. And also that my vagina is a snob.

  • CaptainMeow

    Ahhh so excited for this giveaway! You helped me dip my toes into the wonderful world of sex toys – and helped me discover orgasms! Thanks you ❤️

  • Eva Comstock-Mailand

    I have learned so much from your blog about all the new tech gadget sex toys, I love your no holds bar reviews and explanations of each ones use. Your blog always seems to have so many products with the best explanation with each one. I spend hours on this and learn something new each and every time. Thanks to you for all you do to liberate the sexual world and help people become more comfortable with their sexual pleasure experiences, I’m almost certain u have saved any relationship and made that many more more enjoyable.

  • Bianca Palmisano

    You introduced me to the wonderful Mona2 and have been my go-to opinion on toys ever since!

  • Publicly Chagrined

    I have definitely discovered many useful toys through reading your blog. My favorite is probably Vixen’s Vixskin line, which I can always use more of, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for one of those!

  • Red Draco


  • Brit

    Piph! You introduced me to the Pure Wand and I can’t tell you how grateful I am. You are awesome and I love your blog. Thank you!

  • Coreen Montagna

    This is very exciting!

  • Syndie

    I’m not very chatty, but would love to get new toys.My budget is a little on the down side these days.

  • Celeste Thayer

    omg yay! This is so fun. Thank you 🙂

  • I’m 22 and I’ve never had a g-spot induced orgasm. I’m also in debt to my college so i can’t afford to buy anything that’s not essential. I need a win (TT – TT)

  • Not Enough G

    here’s hoping

  • HairyPlump

    Thanks to your blog I’ve found out about a lot of small independent sex toys’ manufacturers! I plan on becoming one someday! 🙂

  • Graeme c.

    Fingers crossed

  • burds

    YAY GIVEAWAY! I’ve learned about the importance of lube from your blog!

  • burds

    YAY GIVEAWAY! I’ve learned of the importance of lube from reading your blog!

  • Patrick

    pick me


    Epiphora your being so open with yourself and your lifs through your blogging changed my life. You shared your relationship with Aerie which led me to their blog and I finally had a word for who I was and knew I wasn’t alone. Thank you so mucb for your openness. Your reviews, pickiness and kitties are awesome too!

  • Sarah

    Yay! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Coal

    This will definitely become one of the few review sights that I will constantly come back to. You have such a great view point that I wish we had more of.

  • Freudian Unicorn

    This is by far the greatest quest I’ve had all year, these cat-spies are too clever by half.

  • Megan Wehr

    I find my self reading and lingering on your blog for so long. I recently started working at a sex boutique and reading your reviews has been such an insight to all of the toys I have yet to try and which ones that could do with skipping over. 🙂 I really enjoy reading from your point of view. Witty, educational and always a great story teller.

  • Katie

    Ooh, I like that you’re doing something different this year! I’m going to have an interesting time going dildo-hunting…

  • Molly Reuben

    please, god of orgasms!

  • Katie

    …. Er, right. Let’s try this again. I’m going to enjoy hunting tiny dildos.

  • Amy LV

    This is a giveaway that blows all others out of the water! These toys are all incredible quality and I want them all! Picking 5 was almost impossible – but an eleven?! Holy crap!

  • Katie

    I keep getting “your Disqus login has expired” messages, so the widget isn’t registering my 3 comments. Any way to fix that/ensure I get my entry?

  • Camille

    I learned to stop letting others make me feel ashamed for eating and enjoying sex. Thank you so much

  • kamron thurmond

    I am so thankful to this blog and what it has taught me.

  • So excited for this! Thank you for the chance to win great shit!

  • Daniel Saleh

    Easily the best sex-positive blog I’ve ever read. And the recommendations haven’t steered me wrong yet!

    That said, I was under the impression I already worked for Boris…if not Boris, then who’s been writing my paychecks?

  • Bi Bo

    I have found you only recently but I HAD to go back and read all your posts… your writing style is irresistible. The most amazing things I’ve learned are 1) there’s nothing to be ashamed of about sex life and 2) you can work with sex toys and be a perfectly functioning human being. Keep it up!

  • angela

    nice to know im not the only one who uses a vibrator during penetration I thought I just was dating guys that weren’t enough

  • Amy

    Good luck everyone!!

  • Barbie Adkins

    This is amazing. 😀

  • Thanks so much for your thoughtful posts and this great giveaway!

  • calliope

    Thanks for making your reviews really accessible – I learned how even to start looking for the right toy by coming here!

  • Ella

    You are my go-to reviewer and I always refer friends to your blog when they have questions. You da best.

  • Cynthia DC

    Yay, I jumped in the air when I saw this giveaway 😀

  • Aviary Mechanic

    I feel like even despite the giveaway, I probably should subscribe anyway… I enjoy both reviews of sex toys and critical thinking about the industry, so I don’t know why I wasn’t reading already!

  • Darcy

    Ahh yes!! so many toys I have because of this blog. And even though i am (unfortunately) not in the market for anything new at the moment its always a delight to get snarky updates on whats going on in the sex toy world hehehe

  • Mara Caibo

    my favorite blog

  • isabel

    im so excited !!!!

  • Jeanp

    Thank you for this great blog

  • wannabecutiepie

    Your blog helped me understand that it’s okay “take matters in my hands” to discover myself. And that you can be picky about _all_ the nice things for you, because there are people like you doing rad reviews and being adorable and stuff…

  • Eve

    Popping back in to say just how much I love Boris’ spy mission clues. I could hunt them down all day!

  • Kristen Silvia

    I’m so glad I found your blog. I’ve never had a toy and have been looking into buying one and your open experiences are invaluable. Thank you for being so open and sharing (and snarky).

  • Jessica Widmer

    I always sift through your posts when deciding on a new toy! I love the way you describe things and your cute cats! <3

  • Jessica Widmer

    I appreciate your posts so much! I love the candid nature you talk about things, the honesty, and your cats! I always check here before buying an new toy 🙂

  • Jessica Widmer

    Im sorry if i keep commenting, it keeps saying i havent! but i love your blog so much!

  • Whett Whistle

    We found this blog through the contest to be perfectly honest but are always open to exploration and discovery and love the candid manner with which you speak to your audience

  • k w a n a ✨

    There are so many toys and things, I got so overwhelmed reading this! It is so generous of you to offer all of this

  • disqus_Znr5uiZfsG

    fingers crossed!!

  • Alluring Ali

    This is the most amazing giveaway ever! It was difficult choosing just 5 toys! I also love the Boris spy mission. Have to be a ninja like a cat hee hee.

  • Jillian Boyd

    Piph, you have been such an important part of my life ever since I first started reading you. I am a more informed consumer, a more informed human and better for knowing you. Also, yes hello Boris hi there.

  • Aretha St Hilaire

    I’m loving this, Thanks Piph!

  • milys

    I always enjoy it when new posts pop up in my inbox. Thanks for continuing to be a resource I can trust and recommend to others.

  • Emma S

    When I was younger, this blog was a wonderful repository of sex-positive information away from my parents’ negative views. Now it’s a fantastic resource for toy shopping. Something that was really helpful to me when I was younger was the knowledge that having absolutely no experience with penetration wasn’t a big deal and that I could work my way up to something bigger than a finger. Now I have and I’ve found my g-spot (though that’s still a work in progress). So thank you for such a wonderful blog.

  • July

    tu blog me abrió un mundo, gracias por tu generosidad, sinceridad y humor! sos lo más!

  • Lauryn Christy

    Happy Anniversary! So excited for this giveaway too 🙂

  • Lauryn Christy

    I learned about why Bad Dragon is considered problematic among many in the industry, and some other retailers to try instead!

  • macrophone

    I literally own all of the grand prize toys except one, so obviously your blog has taught me everything about choosing the good ones (and helping SO many others to do the same). Really enjoying the spy mission stuff anyway– I’d love to hand out my faves to some friends (and probably keep the Mona as a backup).

  • Shari A. Jessie

    This is EPIC

  • Azru Iceheartt

    You and Lilly are why my collection is 1000x better than it ever could have been, and my gf and I now have a much better sex life than anyone we know XD

  • Carmen Braun

    What an epic giveaway! I am really enjoying the clues from Boris, and am a little shocked that I actually can guess them quite quickly… Guess I’ve payed more attention to your blogs than I thought! (It would be generally more useful if I could remember so much from my classes at uni… but hey)

  • Merytsetesh

    So I’ve never had an orgasm in my live. Ever. I might have had some while asleep which woke me up, but in the morning I can never tell if the was a dream or not.

    I’ve a very tightly wound person with anxiety, depression, and a strong fear of accidentally peeing on my partner during sex, all of which combines into some kind of anti-orgasm force field around my genitals. I also prefer g-spot stimulation 99% over clitoral, and oral sex makes me more self-conscious than relaxed or aroused. I’ve had to listen to YEARS of hearing “you just need a good vibrator!” from other women. As if good vibrators just fall from trees! Every massager, intended for feet/backs/or otherwise, that I’ve ever felt made my skin ITCH from cheap buzzy motors, and the $100 I’d already wasted on affordable vibrators bought blindly at sex shops discouraged me from buying more.

    Then I discovered your blog and I saw the faintest light as the end of the tunnel. Here was someone I could trust to point me in the right direction to a good vibrator! So I read. And read. And read. And realized that I couldn’t justify the price of most of the toys that looked like my best bet for finally having an orgasm.

    Now, maybe I’m wrong, and I need to spend a few hundred bucks for my mental/physical/emotional health. Not to mention the guilt my poor boyfriend feels because he wants to satisfy me and feels like he’s being selfish for getting off when I can’t (which in turns makes me feel even more anxious, I’m in tears even writing this). But it’s hard to spend that much money on something that MIGHT help when we’re trying to save money for Real Life Responsible Grow Up Expenses.

    So here’s hoping I win something. Instead of staying in my comfort zone of dildos, I picked rumbly clit vibrators that can work with a partner. And even if I don’t win, this contest is making me realize how badly I want some of these, so I’ll keep following your blog for sales and discount codes as I have been for a few years.

  • Ariane

    I’ve learned from your blog not to be embarrassed by my sex toy usage. Before reading this blog, I wouldn’t have dared going into a Sexshop and letting myself be advised which toy to buy.

  • C. Per.

    Reading how people have been affected by this blog is really heartwarming

  • Rose Helen

    I seriously love the fact that Boris is back, and with a mission this time! I just really love that you decided to tie in your adorable April fools “prank”. What a way to celebrate your 10 years!

    One of I think the most amazing things I’ve learned from your blog is that I actually love glass toys! I was always worried, especially about how safe it would be, but then you did a review talking about how as long as you shop from a good company they are as safe as any other toy. Because of that I went ahead and tried one of Crystal Delights and it is honestly my favorite to use when I have the time! Every Black Friday since I’ve gone and gotten their special Epiphora exclusive and have yet to be disappointed!

  • Arthur Velwest

    These cat clues are hard

  • Atobe

    I learned to not be afraid of my sexuality, and to better understand the needs/desires of others. Also I’d like to think I’ve learned a fair bit about badass writing from reading this blog. 😛

  • Ai Nakamura

    Oh this is so exciting! My friend forwarded to me, and now I can’t wait to read all the stuff about sex toys! I’m looking forward to being able to re-explore my body after being traumatized about my sexuality (-u-)<3

  • Ai Nakamura

    Oh this is fantastic! My friend forwarded this to me, and I’m really looking forward to reading up about all the sex toys 🙂

  • Siren Selene

    So many amazing brands involved in this giveaway. Not a dud prize in the bunch.

  • Kj

    Just started following. Looking forward to getting up to date on sex related things. Thanks for this opportunity.

  • K. Piet

    This giveaway… It blows my mind. Truly. I’ve been lurking around, following your blog for 7-8 years now, I think, and it’s really informed my toy purchases over the years with what limited funds I can occasionally scrape together. I always see such generosity in your anniversary giveaways, and it just… makes me feel humble as a long-time reader. While I’ve never won anything personally, I’ve seen the comments of people who have won, and it makes me smile to see how very happy you’ve made others over the years. Congrats, Piph!

  • K. Piet

    This giveaway… It blows my mind, Epiphora. Truly. I’ve been lurking around, following your blog for 7-8 years now, I think, and it’s really informed my toy purchases over the years with what limited funds I can occasionally scrape together. I’ve learned that we share a love of texture, and your reviews of vibrators have made all the difference in my self-love (I seriously had a crappy vibe from Spencers before you. LOL) I always see such generosity in your anniversary giveaways, and it just… makes me feel humble as a long-time reader. While I’ve never won anything personally, I’ve seen the comments of people who have won, and it makes me smile to see how very happy you’ve made others over the years. Congrats, Piph!

  • Secret Question

    I tried your soap dispenser trick, but I didn’t spend $40 on the dispenser. My mistake. After a couple weeks, the seal in the reservoir failed and I got a big silicone puddle on my nightstand. Back to pumping by hand for now (no pun intended).

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  • MJ

    Everything I know about good sex toys, I learned from this blog. A lot of the things I know about good writing, I learned from this blog.

  • BassCannon

    Saw an old friend of mine reblog this post so I decided to check it out. I mean, sex toy giveaway? Why the hell not? What I ended up with was a TON of new info, new stores to check out, and reviews that made me smile and kinda go over my own collection (got rid of a few toys because ew…). So glad I decided to check this out. Keep up the awesome work~

  • Mya Murphy

    I have been a fan for YEARS!!! I love your reviews, and you cannot believe how thrilled I am for you offering such an outstanding giveaway!! You have been responsible for my husband and I getting even closer… And hotter!!

  • Msjeep Janet

    Having so much fun searching your site!! Thanks, Epiphora!!

  • RabbitChild

    I’d say two major things have come from me reading your blog, the first being that I learned that there are not only buzzy but also rumbly motors (and there’s a difference!) and the second… you led me to my Mona 2. And I loved it so much I gifted one to my best friend too, who also loves it. Can’t thank you enough! xoxo

  • Fairy King

    First of all I am Unbelievably excited. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this blog.

    Second, I found Boris Spy Code #9 but it keeps saying it’s wrong? Probably just my dysgraphia, all the others have worked and I’ve been staring at the code until I forget what letters look like, but is there any chance of a glitch? Anyone else experience this?

  • I can’t think of any specific bit of knowledge that I’ve learned, but I’ve definigelg picked up some great tricks of the trade and found new toys and new accessories that have really brought me to a good place with my self love.

  • james42519

    not sure what to say really. didn’t really learn anything didn’t know already. you have different taste them me i guess so like different stuff. guess there were a few things you didn’t like that i woudln’t might trying. i am also having a hard time with clue 9. i can’t find it anywhere.

  • Lillian Dollarhide

    I love your blog. This is an awesome giveaway. Your blog helps me out alot

  • Frenchtoast

    So many comments, so many entrants.

  • Chantelle

    You are the best thank you for the chance to win so Meany brilliant toys.

  • SerephDoll.com

    I am so excited for this. How can I choose just 5? I somehow managed. Thanks for offering such an amazing giveaway!

  • Megan

    I’ve learned about the crazy variety of sex toys out there! If I hadn’t read this blog I would never even known about things beyond dildos and vibes

  • Rayne Millaray

    In truth, the thing I’ve learned from you that sticks out in my mind is that if you put your mind and back into getting shit done, you can go anywhere. I can’t even put into words how impressed I was when you announced that this thing you do had made it possible for you to buy a house. Before then, I for sure didn’t think that was possible. Probably not the answer you were looking for/expecting, but there it is. 🙂

  • Brittany

    During the course of reading your blog, I’ve learned of the importance of safe materials for sex toys. I’ve also discovered the joys of lube!

  • Phoenix

    This blog is how I learned despite being sex repulsed sex toys were actually a special interest of mine, because this blog was the first one I could interact with and read without getting triggered by sexual images all the time. Also, I learned enough about sex toys to cringe when most YouTuber recommend some because oh God no that toxic you will hurt yourself stop

  • embracetheasian

    Awesome giveaway great way to diver self.

  • Nautilus_Blue

    Long story short thanks for helping me realize I’m not broken.

  • Your blog is awesome! I think I may trust you the most to tell me honestly about sex toys!

  • Nautilus_Blue

    As someone from the south , this site has been really helpful 🙂

  • Glenna

    A friend of mine has the Mona 2 and let me borrow it… It is seriously fabulous and I would LOVE to have my own!!!! I am so excited to have just discovered your blog because I need some more lovin in my life. I am excited to feel more comfortable in my sexuality with the help of your blog!

  • Sara Shelton

    I love being able to get first hand experiences with a toy, before spending a chunk of change. You have also made me want to try new things, and not just stick to the same old toys of my youth.

  • JT

    I don’t where to start with what I’ve learned from your blog. Toy safety, the difference between buzzy and rumbly, where to even start with learning my own body and likes and dislikes, etc!

  • Janey

    Thank you so much for breaking through the scary traditional notions that vaginas all have to like the same things and that penetration will always be painful for those of us who have trouble with penetration. Your giveaways are always so dang cute, and I love not having to worry about offending my followers (I’m in the adult industry).

  • Autumn Greene

    Your blog is the first place I go to when I want to buy a new toy. I can always count on your reviews to point me in the right direction. The post about toxic toys was so informative and had me in my toy drawer setting things on fire lol A few went into the trash that day. Lol

  • Alyssa Davis

    I have been a reader for many years and your posts have helped me suggest product to my customers – so, thanks for the sales, friend – and learn what I may like and why I like those thing (and greatly dislike others). We seem to have similar opinions on products, so if I find that you cum hard from a toy or think its too buzzy, I will almost always agree. Reading your blog is like a look into my masturbation and toy-using sex future, and it’s sexy and smart as hell <3

  • Taryn

    I’ve been reading your blog for…almost exactly two years now. I know far, far more than I used to about sex today (which turns out what nearly nothing) and after reading and re-reading all your posts about your favourites and why, I bought two sex toys; one each Black Friday sale since then. I love them both, although I LOST my Mona 2 (tragedy!) Both were excellent choices, and the credit goes to you! I would never have spent real money on a toy worth having without this blog.

  • JadeWolf

    I know I have learned plenty from your reviews, but the first one that jumps to mind is that I don’t necessarily have to break my wrist to get to my g-spot- some toys have handles that curve the right way! It seems simple but truly never occurred to me.

  • Anonfornow

    High school sex ed taught me the female ejaculation was a myth invented my porn… and I believed it until I read your post about… I think it was the njoy wand.

  • Jennifer Gates

    Your blog taught me to be freer and to let go more.

    I also learned a lot about body-safe toys from reading here–which was a revelation. I have referred others here because of your sound advice.

  • sequintial

    Straight up one of the biggest things I’ve learned from your blog is that sex isn’t about syncing up to how you’re supposed to have sex. Like, that’s still something I’m getting used to- that sex is supposed to be about mutual desires and just having a good time, just *playing*, instead of spontaneously being judged on your sex performance by society.

  • Cat

    I have learned so many things from reading your blog… Firstly, I’ve learned that toys can be fun and they don’t have to be shameful or embarrassing, nor should I feel guilty for enjoying them! I’ve learned that there are different kinds of vibrations, many shapes of toys, different materials… That not everything works for everyone and that’s okay. Your passion about what you do is so very clear, and that is refreshing and wonderful to see! Thank you for everything you do to keep this blog running and amazing.

  • Kean Woodsworth

    Okay, I’m gonna get sappy. Your beautiful blog has changed how I see sex, relationships, education, and my own body. I honestly think I’d be a very different person if I hadn’t found your blog years ago. Thanks for everything.

  • Jaakko

    Oh lord.. I spent so long looking for those clues and then getting stuck reading stories that I hadn’t seen before. Great stuff. Hope you keep going strong for the next ten years as well! (btw: my better half loves her Mona. Thank you for the excellent recommendation!)

  • Jeff Kent

    Variety is the spice off life and we like things extra spicy.

  • Divisor

    I started reading your blog because I wanted to learn about safe sex toys (because I had no idea that they can be harmful!) and kept coming back because I was learning more about my own sexuality just by reading your blog. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.

  • Abbey Atwater

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • ShriektheMighty

    It has been both fascinating and hilarious to read the Boris clues and discover how many of them I immediately have an idea about where to find. I never thought the phrase “my favourite sex toy reviewer” would be something I regularly say to my friends, but here I am, telling them about this wondrous scavenger hunt! And I love how some of them I found right away, but some took me several tries. None of them have felt impossibly hard so far, but there’s been a good challenge to hunt down a few. I’m having a lot of fun with it.

  • Good Dog Girls

    I am so glad to have Hey Epiphora around. The reviews are very informative, and it’s nice that she is actually willing to give bad reviews. It seems like a bunch of other review sites only have positive reviews, which is worrisome.

  • thepolitegoth

    after two years of reading this blog (not continuously that would be kinda weird), i’ve come to know that there are people who are just as obsessed with sex toys and safety as i am. both my girlfriend and i love this blog and i have to thank Epiphora for bringing us happy and knowledgeable relationship

  • Kristine Mylett

    Thank you so much for doing the giveaway! I have read so many reviews and posts. You inspire me and are the whole reason I found out I could gspot orgasm. Life changer!!

  • Kitty Ward

    You know, I thought I was pretty familiar with a lot of the stuff you’ve posted over the years… until I tried to do Boris’ hints! 🙂 That said, you’re amazing, keep up the great work and keep the posts coming!

  • Éclair

    I don’t remember how I found this blog, but I’m so glad I did! Your insightful reviews gave me the knowledge and courage to buy a couple of high quality toys for myself. Thank you!

  • Cal

    No one does giveaways quite like you do Epiphora. wow!

  • SecretOpportunist

    I’ve seen links to this site several times in the past, but only now have I actually come and read around a bit. I’m so glad I did! You have some fascinating articles, and really, the #1 lesson I’ve learned so far is READ MORE OF THIS WEBSITE.
    So yeah, thanks for existing!

  • jedusor

    Thanks for all the juicy details about toys I might be able to afford someday!

  • Jennifer Gates

    I cannot believe it has been 10 years!! I only found your blog a few years ago but quickly came to trust it for recommendations for toys. I really appreciate your justice approach and your focus on body safety.

  • Jason Riedy

    Mr. Universe voice: You guys always bring be the very best orgasms.

  • I always visit here first to check if a toy is any good, which has undoubtedly saved me

  • Nym T

    Your blog is pretty damn awesome, dude!

  • Heather

    I discovered (and finally risked the purchase) on a pricier toy thanks to you, and I love it!!!

  • disqus_argbgzCTUM

    After being a widow for 13 years i’m finally “in the mood” What a great place to find new toys and info.

  • procrastronaut

    Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve obsessively scoured your blog and I already ordered two new toys this weekend. I’ll have you to thank for many future orgasms!!

  • B’s Account

    Reading about various toys made me think more about what was important for me in a toy.

  • Em

    I’m ashamed to admit I had no idea that I owned toys/lube made from dangerous materials… but I’m so grateful I found your blog and learned better!

  • Tigres13

    I always find your Q&A sections to be insightful and practical. It makes me feel more comfortable with myself knowing that other people have the same questions that I do.

  • Krystal KayceePuppy

    I learned that some toys can be toxic. I had no idea, and will pay attention to what the toys I buy are made of.
    Thank you!

  • Krystal KayceePuppy

    I learned that some sex toys are toxic. I thought all companies were required to make nontoxic toys. I have thrown out a couple, and will pay attention to what my toys are made of in the future. Thank you!

  • Krystal KayceePuppy

    Yes! This!

  • Mika

    I must find all of the codes! I must win that grand prize pack!
    Or one of the regular prizes at least! I have a very good feeling about this year!

  • LitaLux

    I adore you and everything you do to normalize sex, masturbation, and everything to do with sexuality with adults. You are amazing.

  • Laura

    I’ve always loved your blog and recommend it to everyone, but one of the best things I’ve learned is that I’m a lot like you–I was certain that I couldn’t handle bigger toys, but over time I’ve grown to love them and am surprised and how my body has evolved and changed. Big shout out from another queer polyamorous woman. You’re the best, Piph!

  • Lolly Sweepins

    Where can I even start? Here’s how reading HE usually goes for me: “Oh! New post, I’ll read it really quick before I do (x,y,z things I should be doing)”…. An hour or two later, with 10 archive posts open in browser tabs, “I need 6 new toys and someone to fuck me with them RIGHT NOW”
    Seriously though, I’ve learned so much from you. I thank you with all my heart for putting such a focus on body safety and good business practices in the sex toy world. From the first time I visited a skeezy sex toy shop as a teen, I’ve known that there is a lot of crap out there… but with your help I’ve really realized how important it is, and how to go about, finding quality products that really suit my personal wants and needs.
    I could go on, but I’ll just say THANK YOU, and keep it up!!

  • foozlesprite

    The biggest thing I’ve learned here is that CrashPad exists, which gives me hope for the future of porn. It’s so nice to see LGBTQ+ folks that aren’t sexualized in *creepy* ways, so thank you so much for sharing them!

  • Cole Ramsey

    Piph, you’re the sex blogger who’s a rare combination of funny, not sexist, and friendly to trans people. You’d think that would not be so hard to find, and yet…? You’re the only one I know of. Thanks for helping this very indecisive enby pick toys for my pants-parts. <3

  • Emily P

    I’m so glad I found your blog. As I’m just starting to dip into buying toys, and figuring out what ones are decent can be hard. Thanks for your work :p

  • Kelly W

    I have been introduced to a number of companies I had never come across before and learned a lot about what features contribute to a sex toy being one you would actually want to use. I also really appreciate how user-friendly your site is, it has really instilled the importance of good web design in me!

    Loving Boris’ spy mission btw.

  • Karlina T Juelch

    So excited about this. I’ve been following for a long time and, not to sound too dramatic, I feel that I would not have gotten as far as I am with my relationship with sex. Thank you so much for all you’ve done and I’m looking forward to the future of the blog!

  • CorcraAurora

    Your blog is my primary sex toy review stop. I knew when Fun Factory came out with its menstrual cups, you’d be reviewing it and I waited eagerly. You didn’t disappoint. And the info about the sizes and shapes of the different cups on the market was really useful. I haven’t decided which cup I’m going to buy when my Diva cup needs replacing, but I’ve got much better info for making the decision.

  • Hayley

    I just now read your 10-year anniversary post and it’s so nice! Your blog is my first stop whenever I’m contemplating a sex toy purchase, so it’s nice to realize you had humble beginnings, as they say. Thanks for everything you do 🙂

  • SillyHead

    If not for your blog, I would never have learned that butt plugs are not just like…a tub drain plug…for butts. You have no idea how confused I was by the idea that folks would use such an object on purpose!

  • Michael

    Very excited about this.

  • Slut Bunwallah

    oh man. i’ve learned a lot from you. i think mostly i’ve learned that it isn’t my fault that some toys don’t work with my body, and that many manufacturers are clueless when it comes to designing toys that work with and for a variety of human bodies.

    i also learned how to properly promounce epiphora. 😀

    thank you for your tireless dedication to your genitals. (and ours. from afar.)

  • C.G. Schroder

    Gosh I have been reading your blog for so long I don’t know what I learned first. I already loved toys but I know I use them safer because of you! Thanks!

  • Mourning Morgantown

    I love love love that you’ve made me such a snob about bodysafe toys.

  • Mourning Morgantown

    Sorry, didn’t catch the request. I learned about toys and safety. I hate having to navigate this stuff when all toys should just be safe, oh my god, but I love knowing what is and isn’t likely to be toxic.

  • jenna pratt

    I am a newbie here, but I’ve spent hours today going from blog post to blog post! This giveaway is so exciting! I will be looking at more reviews from your blog before I purchase any new toys.


  • jenna pratt

    I am a newbie here, but I’ve spent hours today going from blog post to blog post! This giveaway is so exciting! I will be looking at more reviews from your blog before I purchase any new toys.

  • Basically, every time I even think about buying a new toy, I come here first to see what you have to say about it. I’m always sad when you haven’t reviewed something yet, because I feel like I have no way of knowing if a product is secretly crap or not.

  • Basically, every time I even think about buying a new toy, I come here first to see what you have to say about it. I’m always sad when you haven’t reviewed something yet, because I feel like I have no way of knowing if a product is secretly crap or not…

  • TaxiOnna

    This is seriously cool business! Thank you for continuing to empower sex positivity and pleasure 🙂

  • Claire

    When I found your blog, I was trying to decide what my first sex toy should be. And thanks to you, I learned about toxic sex toys and was able to avoid getting one for myself. I ended up getting the Comet G Wand, which I absolutely love. Since then and after regularly reading your blog, I’ve become much more comfortable with myself and the topic of sex, as well as discussing such things.

  • Victoria

    i am actually not smart enough to figure out to how to enter more than once even though i have unlocked multiple entries. i’m pretty sure this means i don’t deserve to win…

  • KCii

    I originally came across your site by accident while looking for reviews about menstrual cups. I believe I found your site after reading Lorac’s reviews, which was amazing btw. Before coming across this site, I’d never had the confidence to just have a chat with anyone about toys. And I’m grateful to you for advocating and teaching what body safe products are.

  • Carly

    You were the first blogger that made me realize this is a viable option for me.

  • Carly

    Your blog was the first blog I read when I joined this industry and it made me realize this could be a career

  • Kate

    I have loved your blog for years, and have used your reviews to help make better sex toy purchasing decisions. Thank you for your continuing help!

  • hyukmin

    You are my go-to whenever I want to look up reviews on sex toys. I’ve learned so much from your blog throughout the years, in fact I think it’s the first time I learned about the distinction between rumbly and buzzy vibrations!

  • I’ve learned so much from you and other sex bloggers since I started blogging myself. I’ve learned about body safety and have much higher standards now when it comes to what I allow to touch my body. I’ve also learned that sex blogging is more difficult than it seems, which is why my blog is still exclusively a hobby. One of the most interesting things for me was when you bought your house and how you had to prove that your blog is a legit business.

    I’m still learning. I don’t know that I’ve found my voice yet. I’m a good technical writer, but I don’t have much of a personality on paper. I’d love to be able to use affiliate links effectively. I really don’t know how to market myself or if I even really have a brand. It’s a long road to being a professional, and I honestly doubt I’ll ever get there. Until then, I won’t quit my day job.

  • TJ

    Gosh, it took me forever to pick 5 out of this amazing selection. Now I’ve got a super long to-buy list.

  • Jay

    Hmm…I think something went wrong with my initial post, so I’ll try again. Your blog has been an invaluable resource to me since I discovered it a handful of years ago. I found your blog after a disappointing experience with my first sex toy purchase and was looking for recommendations on what to try next. It still took me a few more purchases with lackluster results to find what I liked, but thanks to you I was introduced to the pure wand. I cannot overstate how much the pure wand changed my approach to both solo and partnered sex, so thank you. Congrats on 10 years of blogging, and thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  • meghan redinger

    Your blog has made is seem a lot more “normal” to add sex toys to me and my partners equation

  • Kate Harlow

    Congrats on 10 years! I look forward to these giveaways every year, even though I haven’t won anything yet ;-). In all seriousness, I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog a couple of years ago. While fun and informative, you are also very open about everything and in so doing, have helped me to discover my sexuality. The topics that you cover were never discussed in my house, at school, or among friends, nor did I fell comfortable looking information publicly. We have such a dearth of information available on sexuality because of our society’s views on sex to our detriment. Thanks for contributing to the open knowledge base. Keep it up!

  • NT

    Your blog has taught me a lot! All of my current toys are ones I bought on your recommendation. Maybe the best part i just knowing that I have resources to get tips, tricks, and recommendations, and I don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time I want to invest in myself.

  • Lauren

    I’m pretty sure the best thing I’ve learned here is the difference between buzzy and rumbly. It now makes sense why the cheap as fuck toys I had did absolutely nothing for me. You are a blessing upon genitals everywhere.

  • Lindy W.

    OMG I love giveaways and the blogs.

  • I learned a lot from your blog like the importance of body-safe toys and discovering the different types of toys that work well for me.

  • I’m so glad I found the blog a few years ago, you definitely helped to shape my relationship with my sexuality, plus how to be more relaxed talking about sex in general.

    As a designer, I’ve been known to show your instagram around to exemplify how you can take tasteful + creative photos of any subject. So, my colleagues also thank you, I think.

    In a less serious note, you also helped me find my fav porn genre: people having a good time using toys!

  • Oh, and also I can’t thank you enough for the pointers on how to buy safe toys, you’ve opened my eyes to things I’d definitely not pay attention were it not for your warnings.

  • James Steele

    Looking at these toys makes both my ass and my wallet feel so empty. Fingers crossed…

  • Irregular_Regular

    This blog has kept me from making some very bad decisions *coughpipedreamcough*

  • Meagan Narvaez

    Wish me luck!

  • Vivi Ho

    I have learned so much about toys and vaginas from your blog, and it’s honestly hard to remember when I first started reading. I don’t have a large collection, but I never make a purchase without checking to see what you had to say about it first and you’ve never steered me wrong! I think the most important thing you and your blog taught me is to have standards and treat your body well by avoiding toxic toys and investing in quality. It’s actually spilled over into other areas of life. I used to be the kind of girl that has twenty different pairs of cheap shoes that look raggedy and break down in a couple months, but a while back I bit the bullet and I’ve been wearing the same pair of Docs nearly every day for over a year.

  • D Johnson

    Fingers Crossed! Who wouldn’t want a box of Piph-approved toys?!?

  • Ebony Johnson

    Thank you for teaching people about the importance of quality toys. When you walk into the average adult store, there are hundreds of products to choose from. It’s completely overwhelming. Most people don’t ask themselves “what’s this toy made out of?” or “is this safe to insert or place against my skin?”. Even when we’re able to make it over that hurdle safely, there’s still the issue of the motor. Your explanation of buzzy vs rumbly vibrators is genius. I can finally explain why I have a box of toys collecting dust. Thank you for giving us a point of reference when it comes to toy shopping!

  • Helina Didsik

    10 years is so much! wish i had that much toys as well haha

  • Helina Didsik

    ten years, its so long, congratulation on that! wish i could have that may toys as well, haha

  • SubmissiveFeminist Administrat

    These are such great choices to give away. Thanks so much for this!!!

  • Charity Moore

    I just found your blog but I am already IN LOVE!!!!

  • DayleLight

    Wow, that is a lot of stuff you’re giving away. And there’s a little game involved for the top prize, too? I’m sorry, not a game, an exclusive, top secret mission of grave importance.

    You really put a lot of work into this. It really shows how much you clearly care about your blog and your readers.

  • Admirer and Lover of Brenna

    Sex toys are not just cheap lumps; instead, a good one can really add a lot of fun to a relationship!

  • Melissa Anderson

    I am not exaggerating when I say this blog helped revolutionize my sex life! I was always curious about toys, but intimidated and overwhelmed. I had no idea what I liked or what the possibilities were, so how could I possibly figure out a toy I’d enjoy?! I discovered your blog right during last year’s giveaway, and over the course of a year, I’ve learned SO MUCH about what works for me, what doesn’t, what to look for, what’s reliable, etc. You demystified it for me and helped me find the confidence I was lacking. It culminated in my girlfriend and I making a joint visit to Smitten Kitten and *both* walking away with toys we loved. Now we have plans for an extensive collection!

  • Hanah

    I found this site via a tweet about the giveaway and its amazing! Especially loving the posts about menstral products. This maybe become my #2 sex toy resource (second only to OhJoySexToy)

  • Zoe Lou

    Up until a few weeks ago, I had been using the same shitty 10 dollar “waterproof” vibrator I bought my freshman year of college, even though I’ve been reading your blog for years! I finally spent some cash and bought some amazing toys at your recommendation, and I couldn’t be happier. You’re the best of the best.

  • Evie

    Your giveaways are always awesome and I love Boris’ contribution this year! You are my number one resource for toy reviews, thank you for all the suffering you go through for the cause! 🙂

  • Adam Glinglin

    This is just such a great giveaway.

  • PleasureConnoisseurs

    woohooo!!! FREE Toys!!!!!!

  • kamron thurmond

    Is anyone else struggling with Boris’s clues?

  • Lorena

    To be honest, I have learned that it’s ok to want nice orgasms either alone or with company, that sex is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrased, it’s natural and *good*. I have also learned that I should be careful with what I put inside my body, there are so many toys around there that I was a bit scared. So, really, thank you.

  • angry estelada

    Not exactly struggling but I’m LIVING for them

  • angry estelada

    You got me at free sex toys, but 5 new riddles a week? I’M IN LOVE

  • Marita Berry

    Don’t worry… What are you having trouble with?

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  • ophelia

    Boris’ spy mission is so much fun! I just cleared two that I’ve been stuck on for a while, and the sense of accomplishment I felt was a little embarrassing. It’s so impressive – you’re not only insanely generous, but you also put so much thought into everything you do! You really can’t half-ass anything, haha, and I’m incredibly lucky to be on the receiving end.

  • That’s really kind of you to say, thank you. It was a lot of work but seeing the result was worth it!

  • ImaGodiva

    Lots of great knowledge here, you’ve created a wonderful resource for casual toy buyers and experts alike.

  • Eve

    I am also having the BEST time with the clues! That sense of accomplishment is so real.

  • Bahar Ríghteous Baharloo

    I’m both loving them and struggling – I’ve been going through this site for ages and I still can’t get the last one! weeeee

  • Elsie Carroll

    On week three of Boris’ clues, I’ve never been more grateful for my sponge of a brain. This is fun!

  • Mariah

    This blog has been incredibly helpful to me as I navigated both myself and my first relationships, both monogamous and polyamourous. A friend linked me to the rainbow glass dildo because of the motherfucking circus in my vagina line, and I’ve been an avid reader since.

  • Mauvie Hellco

    I’ve decided to finally creep out of the shadows in order to participate in this giveaway. I’ve reliably gotten results with buying several of Ep’s recommendations, two Mona 2s and a whole lot more suggested shop visits later. I’m blowing up this giveaway in hopes the it’ll do the same to my genitals. (I’m so flattering.)

  • vintage.android

    Gleam won’t let me paste my Facebook post URL into the form on mobile. I don’t know if there’s a way I can post it in comment here and have it count?

  • Myssie

    Thanks for teaching me how to be a savvy sex toy consumer!!!

  • ShareItUp

    I am LOVING Boris’ clues!

  • fiobot

    Reading your blog has helped me be less shameful about sex. It has been a lot of other things in concert with your blog, but you had a large influence and this is my favorite sex toy related blog. I always wanted to be sex positive, but had a lot of hang ups about masturbation and toys. In the past few years, I have been making an effort to change that and now I am so much happier. Seeing toys and masturbation destigmatized as well as all the cool and safe toys you review has been eye opening. I always look at your blog to see if you have reviewed things before I buy any toys and you have added a lot to my list. Thank you and here’s to ten more years!

  • Sika

    I love this so much! I’m having a blast doing the spy hunt…I’m curious, is there any way to check what 5 things we selected in case we forgot?

  • Olivia

    Your blog is amazing and has really opened my eyes up even more about so many things! The one thing that really hit me was the safety of toys though. I never really thought about that which is strange because I mean we think of what we ate that affects our health so why not what we put in our vagina or anus. I never knew anything about the materials used and the possiblity of toxic toys. I try to tell my friends about your blog when they want a new toy because it’s really what sticks in my mind regularly. I’ve always been finding myself more and trying to discover my sexuality. Your blog has really done wonders for me. I’m forgetting to mention your toy reviews though! Oh how those have helped as well when it comes to deciding on certain toys. You’re saying thank you with this awesome give away but honestly I’m sure a lot of your readers feel the same way in saying no, THANK YOU!

  • Ashja Shakti

    Hy there 🙂 I’m pretty new around here, but I love your humor! Makes the realization of how poor my knowledge on my body and my own sexuality actually was, less depressing 😉 Self-empowerment!! Thanks for that 🙂

  • kamron thurmond

    It’s cool, I figured out what looking for. Now I’m off to dig through the website. For those code picture things. I really just needed to read the instructions better… (duh)

  • Lauren Moore

    Can I awkwardly write how much I want a Nobessence? No? That’s weird? Ok. Congrats on 10 years!!!

  • Lauren Moore

    This is awesome! YAY for healthy sex!

  • Lauren Moore


  • Levi Heintzelman

    I love your blog! My wife and I read it when we are looking to spice things up in the bedroom. After reading many reviews we settled on the Lelo Mona 2 and my wife absolutely loves it! Thanks for all the advice and recommendations!

  • LorraLisa

    Boris is definitely not cutting us any slack!

  • Jessica La Forge

    Hey howdy – long time reader, first time commenter. I love to read your hilarious reviews, have learned so much about body safety and toy inclusivity, and the last two toys I’ve bought have been off your fave list! Thanks for all you do!

  • Aubrey Powers


  • slytherinbunny

    Boris sure isn’t making this easy for us, some of these hints are surprisingly hard! I just want sex toys Boris, let me live!!!

  • Emily

    You taught me how to use a Pure Wand, how to squirt, and how to be gentle with myself when my libido goes into the toilet. And the love for the njoy Pure Wand has brought me to many “oh shit oh shit please don’t confiscate that thinking it’s a weapon!” when TSA checks my carry-on luggage!

  • Emily Corturillo

    You connected me to Smitten Kitten long before I moved to the ND/MN border!!!

  • e e

    I’ve been coming to your blog for years now! I honestly can’t remember when I started, but it was one of the first review blogs I ever read. I honestly think if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have the high standards regarding body safe materials that I have today.

  • lex

    I think what you do is honestly so inspiring. I used to find sex toys to be intimidating, and i’d never want to use/buy them because I was scared. Now i’m very into finding them and seeing new, fascinating ones. Thank you!

  • sixpence668

    This very exciting! Thank you for doing so much for your readers 😀

  • sixpence668

    This very exciting! Thank you for doing so much for your readers 😀

  • Stasia Higgins

    I have learned so much from this blog, but the main thing that stands out to me is that not all vibrators are equal! You’ve saved me so much frustration from weak, buzzy vibes and for that I’m so grateful.

  • Caroline McKinnon

    This blog helped me explore and experience my sexuality and pleasure so thank you so so much for everything you have taught me

  • Kyrus

    In the years I’ve been following this blog, the most important thing I’ve come away with is that we need to hold sex toys to higher standards than shitty bullets made of questionable materials. This stuff goes in/on our bodies, ffs.

  • Lauren E. Mitchell

    Factual important thing I have learned: the information on sex toy toxicity.
    Personal important thing I have learned: so many ways to reclaim my pleasure after an extended period of being abused.
    Thank you.

  • Jenni Todd

    For my original comment, see the post authored by Sapphorist.

  • ShriektheMighty

    I am SO with you on the sense of accomplishment. I feel absurdly proud when I read a clue and immediately know where to find the code. And when I accidentally stumbled upon one that had stumped me while idly browsing old posts, I actually shouted from joy.

  • Nex

    My gf made me do this xD

  • Tania Thorne

    Borys ‘ spy mission is so much fun!!!

  • Kiki =^● ⋏ ●^=

    Oh man this spy mission with agent Boris is probably the best thing I’ve ever seen. Me and my cats are doing some serious undercover investigation right now.

  • Jason Riedy
  • Aubrey

    Piph, your blog has taught me the importance of body-safe sex toy materials, how to find my g-spot, and more recently, how to squirt! Thank you thank you!

  • Chelsea Leigh

    This captures everything I could hope to say. Beautifully put Sapphorist

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Each year I get so excited for this giveaway, and in the past it was because I was so excited at the chance of winning something. This year it’s shifted; it feels like an anniversary celebration that I’m invested in. Since making a Twitter account and following you and all the other bloggers, it’s become more personal, and means so much more

    Thank you Epiphora for your tireless work. It’s an inspiration (and it’s given me the best toybox I could hope for)!

  • Roberta

    This blog taught me that it’s okay for masturbation to be my hobby, and that I can invest in it the same way that some people invest in hiking and pottery making.

  • Dexter Kearney

    I guess this was the post where we were supposed to talk about your
    blog’s impact on our lives, so here’s my comment on the other
    anniversary post where I did that: (Edit: I think Disqus got suspicious
    of the link; just go to said post and find my comment.)
    I guess what
    I’ll say here is congratulations! I’m in awe of the fact that you do
    this for a living, and in my mind you’re absolutely a celebrity. And I’m
    amazed at how much you’ve written. I’ve spent a lot of time on this
    blog since finding it earlier this year, but there’s still so much more I
    haven’t read yet. I’m looking forward to it.

  • Geoffrey Reed

    It’s always worth a shot to win! love your blog, Aerie introduced me to it when i asked her a couple Q’s about certain toys. tell Boris he isa devious spymaster!

  • Myrrh

    You’re the one who taught me about body safe materials. Not only that, reading your blog helped me become more comfortable with my own body and sexuality. Thank you so much for that.

  • AverageJ

    It’s been two years since I started reading this blog! I have since learned so much about the industry, brands, etc. Because of your reviews, my first toy was a Mona 2. Now I have five and my fiance has one of his own! I think the most important thing to me when I was first interested in buying a toy was learning about toxic materials. As a college student at the time, my first instinct would have been to buy one of the cheapest things I could find, but thankfully, disaster averted! Thank you for doing what you do!

  • Casper Gordon

    congrats on the 10 years, and also on the fantastic giveaway ! you’ve taught me a bunch bout sex toys in general and done so in a chill gender neutral way that makes me feel like… someone actually recognizes i exist !! bless u

  • Pillow Princess

    These prices are SO good! Further (and unnecessary) proof that you truly have the best taste. Thank you for running this!

  • Leen D

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Ana Maria

    Reposting because it didn’t count this for entries before. Most important thing I’ve learned from your blog? I’ve learned that I am deserving of pleasure. I’ve learned not to feel guilty for desiring pleasure, and that I’m not broken for needing toys to feel pleasure. I’m a happier, healthier, way more empowered, confident and independent person because of your blog. Thanks to you, I learned my pleasure belongs to me.

  • TaylorG

    This blog is actually how I convinced those around me that a healthy sense of personal pleasure leads to a happier mind in general, and that no I wasn’t being too in your face about it because well, look! It’s a job for some people. So my constant preaching about safe sex and general sexual health was absolutely not some outlandish bad thing. And exploring my own sexuality has been a huge step in my emotional and physical trauma recovery. Keep rocking!

  • Merytsetesh

    Since I accidentally commented as a guest with a super long comment, here’s the TL;DR version: Epiphora, your reviews let me purchase toys with the knowledge that I will not be wasting my money. Your discount codes and sale promotions let me feel less guilty for spending money on things I don’t “need.” And your confident, shameless enjoyment of your body encourages me to overcome my own sexual dysfunction due to anxiety.

  • Jean-Pierre Frost

    As someone who works in the sex toy industry and doesn’t have a vulva, your insights are invaluable in giving me the language and confidence to help others decide on product(s). Thanks for all your work!

  • MINXxx Boutique

    Thank you Epiphora for making us a better, safer store! You help us avoid ineffective stock, and make sure our customers leave with the right information. We appreciate your work

  • Ro Molina

    The ‘secret missions’ are so much fun!

  • Alexa

    I have learned so much from reading your blog over the years. I always look forward to the April Fool’s Day blog takeover. Reading about your experience at woodhull definitely inspired me to go and I got to meet you. You have taught me so much about safe toys and that it’s totally acceptable to use toys during sex. Thank you for being honest and holding companies accountable.

  • Missy Burch

    this is an amazing giveaway!! so excited!

  • Lauren Cardo

    Highly recommend spare parts harness’!

  • LadyBear

    This is both funny and full of sensible advice, and Boris is obvs the star!

  • Katie

    Testing, testing? I’ve commented a few times before, but Gleam/Disqus haven’t registered the comments for the giveaway…

  • Meghan Ghent

    I love how much effort you put into making giveaways fun and impressive. Actually that applies to anything related to your blogging career; you should be really proud. I know being one of your readers has changed my life for the better. I probably would never have come to as many realisations about myself without you 😀

  • A Curious Bluebird

    From your blog, I learned the life-changing power of sex toys and I’m so thankful. Also, I learned how to squirt!

  • $ami Pric€

    I think I stumbled into your blog in like 2010, shortly after getting a tumblr, discovering Crash Pad Series, and seeking info on toys since there wasn’t a shop anywhere near Jackson WY. Since then, I haven’t once bought a toy without seeing what you had to say about it. Congratulations on 10 years and making a life of what you love=)

  • DarlingValentine

    Im so proud to know you! You are doing so many great things, provide witty banter for people from all walks of life, and introduce incredibly innovative tools for pleasure! Its amazing; what a business you’ve built.

  • Juan Solis

    This blog has ben excellent to spice up things with in bed with my GF, thank you for all, btw I’m really enjoying the Boris spy mission, that was an awesome idea!

  • Kay

    You’ve definitely helped me make up my mind between the Doxy wand and the Lelo Smart Wands!

  • Alex

    Thank you for helping me to learn so much important stuff about sex toy safety and materials, and for being sex positive and queer friendly and reviewing the toys that need to be reviewed. The prices look very good, things I could not afford myself.

  • Januarium

    I can’t even begin to say how much I’ve learned reading your blog over so many years. I can’t imagine the toxic, toxic toys I’d have tried without you.

  • I’ve learned about new toys i haven’t heard of before, i also learned that even if you don’t ALWAYS give positive reviews you can still be sucessfull!

  • Rosemarie

    Your blog is where I learned that real silicone toys won’t dissolve each other! Also, how to identify safe toys.

    Also, that I am fully capable of spending ten hours searching a sex toy review site for secret codes (and finding them!)

  • Lanicia

    I’d like to teach the world to fap in perfect harmony

  • Candice E Williams

    I love your blog and these giveaways

  • LegwarmerCrusader

    i actually have really been enjoying the boris scavenger hunt- hope these become a regular part of giveaways!

  • Lexxy

    This blog taught me that it is perfectly normal to have a stash of sex toys & having a variety is so much better than just having one.

  • Diana Wu

    This is so exciting!! A giveaway plus riddles! I have loved exploring the archives and finding posts that I have never seen before. I feel like I’ve been reading this blog forever, because it has been years, but it’s actually less than half the time this blog has been active. Here’s to ten more years

  • Ev Olive

    I’ve learned a lot about the trials of finding a good sex toy, that certain brands ignore what customer’s want and will offer whatever it is they think will make money, and that there shouldn’t be shame surrounding sex toys.

  • Salo

    This is the most exciting thing of my week this far 😀
    Without this blog I wouln’t have found some true gems to play with!

  • Saro

    Very excited, and Boris is a handsome kitty!

  • Adeera

    One thing I absolutely love is how incredibly relatable you are in every piece on this treasure blog. Your article on your home-made closet made me squeal with delight and obsess over every shelf you have in there (NEEDLESS TO SAY IT’S A DREAM & #LIFEGOAL). It’s been wonderful getting to read a bunch of your posts again and others for the first time and learning through each how to write honestly, jarringly, and hilariously about toys, jacking-off, and the fun and not so fun parts of sex-blogging.

  • Dev

    If it wasn’t for you, I would never have gotten my Mona, which I adore. There are a few changes coming in my relationship that are good things and positive changes but will likely alter our sex life quite a bit and some of your reviews have really helped me come up with ways to keep it fun. Thank you. <3

  • WT Spooner

    I got my first sex toy, because of reading your blog. You made my masturbation so much better! Thank you, Epiphora.

  • CGB

    I love that you do this. Really excited about my chance to win, but also flipping thrilled about how many people will get to try this stuff. Even if I don’t get a pure wand or a mona, someone will, and they deserve it as much as anyone.

  • CGB

    Sorry, missed the bit about posting something I learned. I’ve learned that vaginas’ preferences can change dramatically with experience.

  • Kyle

    Damn, how are you going to top this next year?

  • Mr. C

    I am so excited for this giveaway. Want to surprise the wife with all of the fun goodies. Keep up the great site!!!

  • Darian Anderson

    Trying to figure our Boris’ clues is fun haha. Honestly, I’m kinda sad I hadn’t come across your blog before now. You’re amazing

  • bunyipf

    Words cannot capture the depth and breadth of what you and your blog have even begun to teach me, but on a micro level I was so satisfied/validated to learn of your anger toward and rejection of pink toys and such. Truly inspiring and what really got me hooked!

  • Jennifer

    Your blog has definitely increased my knowledge of the functions of toys (buzzy/rumbly – not something I ever even thought about) – my standards have been pretty low. Also, before reading your review of the pure wand, I never could imagine paying that price for something that doesn’t vibrate. Silly me.

  • Kanda Heartnet

    This is an adorable giveaway!! I’ve had so much fun reading your reviews over the years and am super appreciative of the amount of effort you put into them and this giveaway is no different 🙂 I’ve learned the difference between rumbly and surface level vibrations from your blog and it’s made a whole frigging wooooorld of difference so thanks so much for that!

  • Leia Nashton

    It’s because of your blog that my partner and I have a much better understanding of what we both enjoy and have wanted out of each other for a very long time. I’ve been reading your blog for a few years now, and it’s definitely opened up the conversation between him and I so that we could really, finally explore the bigger world outside of more vanilla stuff. I’m so glad that we found this site, and I’ll be continuing to read it for years to come!

  • Kammy

    Your blog provided me with the much needed information to buy my first vibrator this year. I learned that not all vibrators are alike and that spending the extra money would be worth it, even if my electric toothbrush was useless in getting me off as a teen. And goodness, my L’Amourose Prism V is *nothing* like an electric toothbrush.

  • liz

    Your blog has made me more open minded towards trying all sorts of new things I would never have thought of trying before.

  • Kokololio

    What an amazingly generous giveaway! You have always been a reference I turn to when shopping for sex toys online, Your input is invaluable when I’m looking for a rumble and not a buzz!

  • Hologram Tim

    I am loving the Boris clues! This year’s giveaway is the best so far, absolutely.

  • C. Poly

    I”m having the most difficult time finding #7. LOL. I won’t give up tho. 😛

  • stuart

    You are the awesomest. I love this giveaway even more than previous years, probably because of the genius of Boris.

  • Blue

    Yes, same here! I finally found a couple after combing through the archives, and was very satisfied with myself!

  • Andrea Roseli

    I love reading your reviews on toys. Would be nice to add to my toy collection!

  • LP

    I discovered your blog not so long ago and I love it, both for the great advice it contains and just as all-around fun regular reading material – and I stumbled recently on your old “how I learned to enjoy penetration” post which really resonated with me and worked extremely well as a sort of cheer-up, motivational post (and taught me that I was far from alone in this) Also the whole Boris thing is incredibly fun and well thought-out. Thank you for all the work you do!!

  • Erin

    I learned that you can go from barely a finger to a size queen – hah! But for real though, while I “knew” it before, reading your blog for a good month has drilled into my brain that you can go from being an Amateur Number One to being a fully competent, confident, empowered expert of your own body. I want to be there! And I’m working on it. Slowly, lazily, non-diligently. But the difference isn’t so much the success rate (someday :P) as much as it’s the feeling that I’m happy, not stressing at all, and trusting that whenever it may be, and whatever slug pace I move at, I WILL be successful and someday I’ll have myself all figured out. 🙂

  • disqus_rmIbnczqmb

    This year’s giveaway is the best so far, and Boris’ clues is so much fun!


  • Lindy W.

    This is a great way to become sex educated

  • Fahrenheit

    When I was looking for a new dildo I spent *hours* pouring over reviews of perhaps a dozen different contenders. Your reviews helped me weed out options that I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed.

  • eatsZoe

    I started reading this blog a few years ago and have learned a lot of valuable things, but I think learning about which toys are body safe and which toys are rumbly instead of buzzy has been extremely useful. I also eventually learned about what companies and textures and categories of things that I liked (learned how to organize it so that it made sense) which led to my new toy purchases.

  • heretic

    I love your sense of humor and I have learned that I should have bought the Stronic Eins ages ago as it makes me happy.

  • Mel Marquez

    this giveaway is so awesome!

  • Bruce Ray

    It’s really something that blogging about sex toys has been a thing for 10 years! Congratulations!

  • disqus_KZuXRQkmly

    Thanks for all that you do, absolutely love the blog

  • ash

    How to recognize toxic toys and why it’s important to evangelize for safe ones!

  • Love your giveaways but… i love Fun Factory toys too and this toys aren’t in international ways to win ;_;

  • Dan Bovay

    Niiicceee… thx for the chance

  • Chandler Daily

    Epiphora, you elevate the entire discourse not only around sex toys, but of sex education. You prove that peer communities create empowerment and knowledge for everyone

  • C van Bemmel

    So amazing! We are exploring and finding out which toys are nice. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Linda Forrester

    this is awesome!

  • ThatVirginWhoCantDrive

    Good lord, that Grand Prize Pack though. <3

  • Mary Sparks

    Good luck everyone

  • John Bombard

    Very exciting

  • Angelica Padilla

    This blog really gave me the courage to try new things, personally with toys and with my partner. It provided me with the education to do things safely and i’ll always be garteful for that.

  • Kaz

    I’m having a blast with the boris clues BUT I SWEAR I CANNOT FIND LIKE 4 OF THEM AND I FEEL LIKE IT’S A TRICK @-@

  • AnimaSola8

    Thank you for all the work you do publicly and all the patience you had with me when advising me on which toy to get privately. You’ve put more flame into my passion for sex education, and I could see myself doing what you do, someday. 🙂

  • Laura Spencer

    I’m new here, but already I have learned something pretty major about myself–

    I want a dildo shaped like a cob of corn more than I want waffles for the rest of my life.

  • Tony Luzzi

    got 19/20 so far. Only #18 eludes me. They are out there

  • Ashley

    I really appreciate what an ethical, earnest, and frank approach Epiphora takes to toy reviews. As a polyamorous, pansexual woman myself, I’m incredibly grateful to see such unapologetic discussion of multiple partners with multiple genders.

  • Tony Luzzi

    Finally got 20/20. This was a very fun way of making the giveaway more than a daily twitter click (especially for those of us that don’t use it). Had to go through most of the site looking for #18, and WOW, have you reviewed a lot over the years. Found a few ideas for Christmas gifts if I don’t win 🙂

  • Kaisha Wyld

    your blog has been bookmarked at my work (a sex toy store in Australia) and is used by new and old staff alike! we’re super excited that you’ve reached a decade, and hope that you’ll keep blogging for another ten years

  • Chloe Tang

    I am a big fun of toys! My favorite one is the sync from We vibe coz it can link to an app on your phone And also can pair up with your parent! Which is already awesome also my parent can control it on the other side of the earth! Which that one is amazing!

  • pinkdolphi

    loving the scavenger hunt!

  • Jennifer Sutton

    I love this giveaway and I’ve been so excited to go through the clues every Thursday, highlight of my day!

  • <3 Awesome giveaway and reason to celebrate!

  • Robert Rozell

    So many toys so little time

  • Hey Epiphora was one of the very first sex toy review blogs that I ever read, and I’ve learned so much from you over the years. You and your blog have shown me the difference between safe and unsafe toys; the value of respecting your consumer base; what makes a good toy vs a terrible one… You introduced me to some of the most amazing, important humans in my life, and I am forever going to be thankful to you for that.

    Love you, Piph. I’m so proud of you for hitting the big 1-0, and I can’t wait to keep learning from you. ❤️

  • DeeLeigh B

    Thank you for always doing these giveaways 🙂 you really are so sweet for helping people find their sexuality and become comfortable with it. Thank you <3

  • Jacqueline Mary

    I’ve learned so much about BDSM from this blog!

  • I bought my first sex toy based on your recommendations! It is amazing! I’m hoping to win more 🙂

  • Jacqueline Mary

    I’ve learned so much about bdsm from this blog!

  • Zephyr

    I absolutely love your writing style and personality, and I’ve learned so much about sexual health too! <3

  • TwatRacket

    I found this blog after the infamous #notpee post. To say it changed my life would be putting it mildly. I was able to discover a whole new world, one with organs a plenty. Thank you, Epiphora, from the bottom of my heart for sharing your knowledge and snark! xo

  • TwatRacket

    I found this blog after the infamous #notpee post. To say it changed my life would be putting it mildly. I was able to discover a whole new world — one with orgasms a plenty. Thank you, Epiphora, from the bottom of my heart for sharing your knowledge and snark! xo

  • Rob

    great giveaway

  • CShelly

    Honestly, your blog has made a big difference in how I looked at sex toys. Since I’m anorgasmic, I always thought there was no point, but I’ve had so much more fun since I learned what I could enjoy via reviews.

  • Grace Caperton


  • Countless folks have commented to the same effect, but I can’t imagine where I would be if it weren’t for this website. I started reading your blog when I was probably 16 or 17, and it was absolutely formative in my relationship to my body & to ways to access pleasure. Thank you, always. And I still want to get you to sign a dildo for me someday.

  • SpitAndMoxie

    I really appreciate your blog! It’s been so incredibly useful in my own toy adventures. I’m having a blast with Boris’s spy mission (and it’s gotten me to read some great posts that I’d never seen before, since I learned about your site years afterwards.)

  • Dandy

    Your blog is the first place I check if I’m thinking about getting a new toy. Your posts have shaped my decisions about what to get (or not to get), but more importantly, made me feel a lot more comfortable with using toys on my own or with a partner without feeling guilty!

  • annearachne

    Thanks so much for doing these giveaways! I know inexpensive toys aren’t always the best quality or health-wise, so it would be nice to treat myself with some quality stuff!


    Me and my wife have found most of our favorite toys by reading reviews on this site, and have avoided more than a few bad purchases as well. Thanks for everything Epiphora!

  • Ansel

    I haven’t been following this until today but I managed to catch up on all the clues! #18 took me forever but I’m still super proud.

  • Ansel

    Maybe you’ll only need one to win!

  • Athena Hay

    Epip, happy 10 years of blogging. You have given us so much in the last 10 years, from showing us what companies to buy (She Vibe for life) from to thoughtful reviews some really painful toys (RIP split dildo), even thought me how to love penetration! Here’s to 10 more rumbly years!

  • anon

    wow, so glad I found this in time to enter in to this awesome giveaway!!

  • Zoe Scofield

    Love your blog! Love you! Keep it up!

  • LegwarmerCrusader

    gaaaahhhhh I would just kill for more hints on the 3 boris clues I’m stuck on! But no matter, my enthusiasm is still chugging along at full speed! I will conquer the challenge!! mark my words!!

  • Candy Rudolf

    Literally the only sex blog I follow because <3

  • Kara Lynn

    the world needs more giveaways like this

  • Joyce Clark

    I love you honest reviews that pull no punches as far as the good with the bad. Thanks for always keeping us up to date with the best and worst of sex toys. And thanks for the giveaway!

  • jeff mcguilicutty

    ooh how i’d like to win any of these. my wife is finally in to involving toys on the bedroom. i would love to surprise her with one of these.

  • Olaunda J Johnson

    When my girlfriends and I get together for some reason we always end up talking about sex toys! I always remind them of your article about toxic sex toys. It was very informative! We all need to know what it is we are putting in our vaginas!

  • ranimi

    This is AWESOME!!!! 😀

  • jessblackstone

    You rock.

  • chamekke

    Most important thing I’ve learned from Piph? That sex can transform your sex life and that GOOD sex toys are worth spending extra money on. (And also that toy reviews can be sexy, fun and funny!)

  • Puspus Girl

    Congratulations Epiphora! This is so amazing, thank you for this! Good luck to everyone entering, wish us all the best <3

  • Elza Ribkinska

    My sex drive is high as Eiffel tower. I need a new toy or few!

  • Catalina Cuenca

    OMG My boyfriend and I just entered the world of sex toys so this is amazing! We are both still students so every one of our 3 little toys have been bought with a lot of effort. It would be amazing to have one of these <3!

  • Amelia Facchin

    I’m so happy I stumbled here from a Pink+White newsletter link! What a great blog.

  • Ethan

    Such a huge giveaway! So exciting!

  • James Steele

    You are amazing, Epiphora. Sometimes I can’t believe how much I’ve learned about sex toys (and by proxy, my body/self/sexuality) over years of following your blog. Then came along this giveaway, and your hilarious and creative scavenger hunt, and as the clues were announced I thought over and over again “wait, I remember that [toy/story/post]!” Many I didn’t, of course, and I’ve learned a ton more just this week while diligently searching. These days my budget’s tighter than a… well, nevermind, the point is I just had a wonderful morning “working” from home (but actually just reading about sex toys) and my fingers are crossed for some prizes! Thanks for everything you do! – J

  • Jason Riedy

    No! I don’t want today to be the final round of clues! They’re fun.

  • tunaHubris

    I wad down to 4 final clues, and got a good chuckle out of the finally finding the answer to that last one. I forget whether it was number 6 or 9, but it was the one about inferior spies.

  • Gwyn

    I think some of the most valuable things I’ve learned from you are regarding sexuality and being open about it. One of my favorite piece you’ve done recently was about coming out to your mom. I’ve been fortunate enough to have people in my life who are, for the most part, very accepting of the LGBT+ community. I’ve still found it very difficult to come out as queer to those closest to me. I kind of just drop hints, but I’ve never had an out right conversation with them. Tangent aside, I find your openness about sexuality and sex in generally very refreshing and inspiring. I remember a little after I first started reading, I had my first conversation with someone about masturbating (not really details or anything, just the existence of the act and stuff). It was with my roommate and honestly it was just so funny because neither of us had talked about it with anyone before! It was always too taboo, or awkward, but honestly it’s just natural, you know? She and I laughed about how funny the awkwardness seemed. I don’t think I ever would’ve had that sort of conversation before finding your website, so thank you so much for making me more comfortable and educated with those topics!

  • Queer Fridge Ghost

    wow, adding to this: realizing how closely i’ve been reading your blog for years thru the scavenger hunt; more than like, two thirds of the clues, i almost immediately knew what you were referring to and where to find them. dang.

  • Katie Hart

    Thank you once again, Epiphora, for doing another jaw-dropper of a giveaway! I’ve said it before, but my most important take-away from your blog will forever be learning about the harm of toxic sex toys. And how great the Mona is. (I quite literally followed your model of “dump him, buy a Mona” a few years ago, and I have zero qualms about it to date.) Also, these spy missions have singlehandedly made my Thursdays fun for the past few weeks, so thank you to Boris as well!

  • zfb

    That spy mission certainly wasn’t easy xD but many hours later.. I’ve done it! all 25 :3 Also thank you Epiphora for yet another amazing giveaway 🙂 hopefully I can win something this year xD

  • A H

    I know how much you detest Jimmyjane, Epiphora, but looking at this post I can help but think of their slogan; pleasure to the people! Heres to 10 more years of slippery fun and knowledge

  • welfycat

    I just finished the last of Boris’ clues and I definitely had a ridiculous sense of accomplishment with it. This has been the most fun giveaway I’ve ever entered, and I learned a lot through reading the blog while searching for clues. You’re awesome, Epiphora!

  • Thenes

    Everyone’s genitals deserve the best! Good luck everyone out there! Thank you Epiph <3

  • Freeman

    Hoping for a present for my wife! I love your blog. I mostly read for random gift ideas and enjoy your writing style.

  • molly weinberg

    holy shit i’m so excited.

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  • Lauren Moore

    100% honest, I got super heated at Boris over the clues and then got very dude-bro when I found the last clue… It’s not one of my finest moments…

  • bigtime

    Yes, finally sussed out the last Boris clue I’d been stuck on for two weeks! This is my second year entering and this special mission is a really fun addition. Even if i don’t win this year I have another nice 100% silicone dildo in my sights to buy as my first toy. Reading your site warned me about toxic toys before I could ever even make that mistake, so for that (and a lot of other things) I’m super grateful for your work.

  • Nemophila

    I think the most important thing I’ve learned from this blog is how utterly normal toys and kink are. As cheesy as it may sound, this blog and a few others have really helped me to settle into my own skin and to feel okay about my own sexuality.

  • tnf

    Yours is the one and only sex toy blog I follow and it has no doubt saved me from spending way too much money on bad/unsafe products!

  • AndyK

    If it weren’t for reading your blog I wouldn’t have found out how dangerous some materials are before buying toys for my wife. Thanks for all the helpful advice!

  • A.D.

    Your blog has taught me a lot about the importance of quality in sex toys and not to settle for junk, especially when it’s overpriced junk and there are other options in either the same price range or for cheaper. And to not be afraid to experiment, like the genius of the lube dispenser.

  • Jess

    I’ve learned the fundamentals of what makes a great sex toy great, and why certain ones are a worth the money. (Also I’ve learned where all the best sales are!)

  • Jess H

    I’ve learned the fundamentals of what makes a great sex toy great, and why certain ones are a worth the money. (Also I’ve learned where all the best sales are!)

    (Sorry! Forgot to login the first time around!)

  • Bertie Yarroll

    Thanks to this blog, I found two of the most important items in my collection: my Throe, since I squirt very very easily, and my WeVibe Tango, which is my most frequently used toy. I also looove my Pure plug, even if I don’t use it super often!

    I also have a tendency to focus on size as a main factor for selecting my toys, but your blog reminds me that size isn’t everything, and just because a toy isn’t huge doesn’t mean I couldn’t possibly enjoy it.

    In addition, when someone comes to me looking for a recommendation for something I don’t have experience with (in other words, non-fantasy toys), I usually refer them here and/or search on here myself for something that might work for them. Your reviews are very thorough and discerning, and your page of affordable toys is very useful.

  • Lauryn Christy

    So excited about this giveaway. I’m sure I’ve annoyed all my friends with posting and tweeting about it.

  • Brie

    Finding this blog is maybe the best thing that’s ever happened to my sex life as an individual. It’s actually kind of amazing that this is my first time actually commenting even though I’ve been following for a while. This is where I found out what to look for in a sex toy (and got the link to buy some- on sale !!) at 20 with nearly nothing to reference for preference. Now I have a small collection and I’ve even helped a few friends pick out some toys for themselves- staying far from the toxic ones and leaning towards body-safe toys from consistent, responsible, and positive brands!

  • Pryderi

    I honestly don’t remember how exactly I stumbled on your blog (something to do with sex toy research, not sure what though), but I did just in time to enter the contest! And what a contest… well you’ve successfully gotten me to read almost nothing BUT your blog for DAYS now to try to solve the clues. Of course, I would’ve lost interest long ago, clues notwithstanding, if the blog entries weren’t interesting in themselves. We disagree, you and I, on a few major points of toy preferences, but considering that I quickly figured that out, the reviews still tell me something about whether I might like a toy or not.

    What’s more interesting though, is the stuff that’s NOT about the toys directly, but about the marketing (as a transguy, I thought it was just me that was pissed off by super gendered marketing and toys only coming in PINK), or about how the companies interact with reviewers (wow, that whole thing with the affiliate program for EdenFantasys), or the stuff about life as a sex blogger (a fascinating glimpse into a world more sex positive than the one I’ve spent most of my life in).

    I won’t lie, I hope I win something! (Duh.) But it’s been fun and fascinating either way, and I have something new to keep up with, now.

  • Ben

    Just got the final clue (for me it was #6)! That Boris is sneaky! Good luck everyone!

  • Venilia Jones

    Man, every time I try to tweet it somehow doesn’t seem to count? I’ve deleted everything down to the link and hashtag, and just tweeted that, and it still doesn’t count?

  • UninhabitedImagination

    Look forward to the giveaway every year! I always look forward to your blog posts. I own and love several off your yearly “best” list; and sadly own some from your worst list

  • BluThundur

    I’m really starting to learn what I like in sex and relationships, and bloggers like yourself have been a big help with that. Also, I want to win tons of sex toys, so, there’s that too.

  • Fairy King

    Yes!!! I thought I’d never find that last code! Thanks so much for running this contest, I’ve had an amazing time.

  • Zuzi

    Dear Epiphora! Once again you´ve managed to out-do yourself! Not sure I even have enough words to describe how awesome this giveaway is… As usual, you are amazing in including international people and give someone like me an actual chance to get great quality products. Over the years you´ve opened my mind to the possibility of ignoring easily affordable but low quality toys to rather saving up money and buying something much better despite the price. You´ve shown time and time again that reviews can be written honestly and without any agenda other than telling how it is and admitting that what works for you may not work for others and vice versa. And you´ve shown over and over again that valuable information can be given in a fun, wonderfully sarcastic way. Plus, I´ve learned that looking for the Boris codes ended up being way more fun than I ever imagined! I´ll miss that every Thursday much more than I probably should 😛

  • Salina Drachen

    Thank you for sending me on the quest for my Jopen Key Comet G-spotter wand (original, non-vibrating) and for never shutting up about Sliquid — both have changed my sex life so that I’m practically in another Universe than before I found your blog.

  • Katie

    I’m new around these parts, so I’ve been busy working through your past posts to make up for all the lost time. Just from the last couple weeks of reading your reviews and journal entries and guides, I’ve found myself approaching my sexuality in a new way. I never really thought of bringing toys into my sex life because I was managing fine without, but after seeing the passion you have for what you do and for sharing your insight with all of us, I think I’ve been depriving myself terribly. Right now I’m the most comfortable I’ve ever been with learning more about myself, and I can’t wait to find the right tools to help me do it. Thank you for opening the door.

  • Pete James

    The most important thing I learned is that everyone’s anatomy and tastes are different and unique so continued experimentation and open mindedness is key. Sometimes things you think you’ll surely hate are actually awesome and vice versa. And of course, I am now more knowledgeable on what’s body safe and sex positive in regards to companies, brands, etc.

  • gloralyg

    I’ve been reading your blog for 8 years now. It seriously doesn’t seem like that long! It’s amazing to see its progress. I’m honestly impressed by how much bigger your giveaways get each year too. I really enjoyed completing all of Boris’ missions and I hope he makes a return next time. Thank you for everything you do! You’ve introduced me to some pretty interesting things over all this time.

  • Kel

    I’ve learned about the materials you should buy your toys out of and why it’s so important to buy high quality toys!

  • oh_dear_oh_dear

    I got into this blog simply because I enjoyed your reviews and was curious, and I’ve since spent hundreds on toys. No regerts!

  • Katy Long

    Your blog helped me buy my first vibrator, WeVibe Rave. Would HIGHLY recommend. It sucks that sex things are so awkward to discuss with people, your page is so open and positive and I learned so much and have great orgasms thanks to you 😉

  • Emelie

    While my budget restricts me from actually buying most of the toys I want, I always visit your blog to see if you’ve reviewed a toy I’m interested in, and I often find toys through you’re blog to put on my wish list 🙂

  • Holly

    Epiphora, your blog has taught me so much! I feel like I have some fantasies that are a bit taboo but reading your reviews of porn made me feel comfortable enough to talk to my fiance about them. Because of your blog, I saved up and bought a Mona 2 as well as a Magic Wand. I threw out ALL of my body-unsafe sex toys. That post with them in the jar was definitely eye-opening! I still want the Pure Wand more than anything, even though I suspect that like you, I won’t be in love with it immediately. I’ve learned so much about squirting and don’t feel awkward and weird anymore when I do it. The point of all this is that you’re awesome and I appreciate all of your hard work with the toys, beautiful pictures, and honest reviews!

  • IB

    Really enjoyed the clues. #20 took me forever.

  • MereZilla

    So proud of myself for finding all the codes! I love that you manage to make these different every year. I also took an agonizingly long time looking through all the potential choices for the other part.

  • I definitely learned a lot about which toys to go for and which ones to avoid, along with the important rumbly/buzzy distinction! (Ended up getting a Turbo Glider for my first toy =P). It’s also really nice to see all genders and sexualities and whatnot represented. I’m a nonbinary pansexual poly human, and it’s good to see that sort of thing normalized, as it were.

  • Traver

    The reviews are great – I’ve saved an enormous amount of money through your advise. Thanks!

  • Danielle

    I have learned that there are so many new things out since I have visited the sex store!

  • im so happy for this giveaway! such thing is rare and id love a good sex toy(s) and bdsm products that i could use for my honeymoon and wedding night…thanks for the chance..im crossing my fingers n toes for a lucky win! great blog btw!!!

  • Jessica

    What is UP epiphora! I’ve learned a lot from ya over the years: talking points to beat down bunk science pissheads who try to claim that squirting is pee, how to thoroughly evaluate a sex toy and whether it is suitable for my bod and needs, a new fun way to relate to my friends (“did you read epiphora’s latest scathing review?”), and that beyond being an exceptional writer with acerbic wit, you are an all-around exceptional human who genuinely gives a shit about your readers and doesn’t hesitate with generosity. Thanks, piph!

  • mikedenzinger

    I hope I win something. I can never decide what to buy! Lol.

  • Melanie Pieterkosky

    As a person who has loved sex toys, exploration, rainbow alphabet activism, and been very sex -positive for my adult life, I have loved your blog since I discovered it about 4 or so years back.

    What is more is that as a Grey Ace, your words still make me feel included.

  • Maria

    Thank you so much for all of this! You’ve literally changed my life. Also, thanks Boris for the fun clues and being so adorable!

  • dnr17

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. There’s a stigma about self-pleasure when in reality, it just makes everything better. Getting to know yourself, your likes and dislikes, what works and what doesn’t, is the key to enjoying sex.

  • My husband and I are SO much happier after finding your blog. We’ve both opened up about what we want, tried new things, and are stronger for it. I have a clearer idea of what I like and my confidence has honestly gone through the roof. Thank you <3

  • ray

    I love sex toys !! I want to win one v badly !

  • barnard bitch

    give me sex toys plzzzzz

  • Nativepeach

    Yay, free toys!! Hook me up, Epiphora!

  • Bondage God

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging it really is some achievement. A giveaway you have created. Well done.

  • Kris

    Boris’s clues were so fun! I hope you’ll tells us where they all were when this is over, because that last one I can’t find is driving me nuts! XO

  • Michal Tomasovic

    I also must admit, that this blog opened new horizons for me and deepened my relationship with my beloved one 🙂 It showed me how some of the things presented in porn I found quite frightening (BDSM) can be so much fun, and thanks to this blog we have already purchased some sex toys that have made our moments together more magical…

  • Vyn Artis

    The giveaway ends tomorrow, I just found the last clue in the hunt, and im hella excited! I have been following for literal years and i couldnt tell you how much youve changed my views on not just sex toys, but sexuality and sex toy reviews! It was because of you and your reviews that i saved up and got my first sex toys. Because of you, im totally comfortable with exploring my body and experimenting with things and im entirely okay with having 4 sex toys cuz I know the pros have like 100 times that XD I could get mushy, but thank you for being here and i hope we get at least another 10 years with you!

  • Bridgette Annalyse

    Congratulations on 10 years! That’s absolutely amazing. I’m so so happy to have discovered your blog and been able to learn so much from it – like how toys can be made of toxic plastics; I actually had no idea and though none of my toys have a strange smell (yes I went to smell them), I don’t actually know what they’re all made out of. Thank you for sharing so much knowledge with us.

  • Valerie Milian

    I need to befriend more folks in the US! My pervert heart breaks </3 But then again, Black Friday is right around the corner so im gonna get SOMETHING

  • Valerie Milian

    The widget is making me comment twice, so I’ll just say that I trust Epiphora SO much in her reviews and always stop by here FIRST and then go to other bloggers reviews before making a purchase

  • Alaina Bridges

    I’ve just always really appreciated your honesty. You’ve encouraged me to really think about the fact that there are so many different experiences available out there. I’ve never had much money to invest so I don’t have a huge collection, but you’ve made me make sure that what I do get is good. Thanks for all you do.

  • Eli

    Thank you for having such an amazing giveaway! I just wanted to tell you that I tried for your last one and in the process fell so in love with the joque spareparts harness and the vixskin dildos that I just had to buy them afterwards. It was my first strap-on experience and I can’t tell you how happy it’s made me and my gf. I’m so grateful you and your blog exist!

  • Margarita Zeas

    I’ve learned so much about sex toys and the industry from you! Your reviews are so helpful in making a decision about a purchase, which is especially important for a student on a limited budget. Even knowing that everyone’s bodies, preferences, etc. are different, your reviews are informative, honest, and descriptive enough that my indecisive self is able to commit to an online purchase without ever having laid hands on the toy (:

  • KD

    Thank you so much for such an amazingly fun giveaway! I had so many clues that I knew immediately where they were because of how familiar I am with this site, but there were some that just stumped me — numbers five and six! I was just like yelling “why are they not in this location, they should be here!!” And then I just found them and oh my god, the sense of accomplishment! SO much fun, I really hope you do the Boris clues again next year — even if I don’t win anything, I love this kind of interactive mini game! Thanks for ten years of amazing posts!!!

  • David Xiao

    Nice giveaway, so many toys to decide on.

  • Alecia Stone

    Thank you for the opportunity to expand on a loving and adventurous relationship between me and my pony boy!

  • sassyfeminista

    I learned that I was not the only one who felt a burning sensation upon penetration, initially. And that we travel in some of the same circles, though I am not a writer like you. I was happy to read about your Catalyst and Woodhull adventures, and wishing mine were as positive. I guess I need to try to reach out to more people. On a happier note, I learned more about which porn performers I might enjoy watching and which performances are orgasm worthy.

  • rubyredose

    Thanks for recommending the comet ii,(the only toy my boyfriend remembers and likes to use on me). We have very different tastes sometimes, but your reviews are excellent because even if you don’t like something, I can tell if I might. Kudos.

    I found you thanks to the rumbly vs buzzy post, which remains one of my favorite posts.

    Also, FYI. The review for sydnees elegant endeavor seems to have a broken link from the toybox, at least.

  • Rosefawn

    Ahh the end is near! So exciting!
    Once the giveaway ends, will Borris reveal the spy question answers? Some I don’t know, and I’m really interested in ‘lazy toy with many hours, good use in field’ huhu☆

  • Eve

    REALLY proud of myself–knocked out this week’s clues from Boris in seven minutes. I… am not sure what that says about what my brain retains, but oh well!

  • doodlin’

    Boris’ spy mission is a spectacular idea! I’ve found so many new articles and tags to enjoy thanks to digging through the site, looking for clues.

    On a personal note, this blog was my main introduction to and education in sex toys, and has been really helpful in the process of becoming more comfortable with my own sexuality. It helps to hear someone talk honestly — and often jokingly — about sex toys, sex, and combinations thereof. I love the variety of content on your blog (reviews, diaries, discussions, and interesting info of all kinds), and I’m always excited to read the newest tidbit. Rock on!

  • Hannah

    I’m a newcomer to your blog, and I love how much it has already taught me about the diversity of sex toys out there! Most important discovery: posable dildos.

  • Cami

    This blog honestly covers everything and I feel as if I’ve barely even skimmed the surface of content and as someone learning personal comfort with sexuality the openness you present on the subject is very encouraging.

  • Andrea Eli

    so I just found your blog today, read a couple of your reviews, so far I’m very impressed and look forward to reading more of them.

  • Thebs

    There’s something nice about seeing a sex toy review blog last so long. Many fade in and out over the years, even ones I love, but I always know I can come here for some expert, 100% honest advice.

  • Tashi

    Even though i learned a lot about sex toys from you, what i cherish the most is the sexpositivity you taught me. Thank you for all you do!

  • SeaGoblin

    hi im new here and have to say you are a total professional lol. i admit im a guy so i was thrilled to see you put some male goodies in your giveaway! super cool! thank you.

  • Ahnuil

    I’m glad our friend shared this, cuz now we have a wish list of sex toys.

  • Lazy Panda

    Before seeing this giveaway I wanted maybe $200 in sex toys…now I have about $1400

  • rubyredose

    Try #2 to count on the widget.

  • Michelle

    This blog has really helped me blossom. That kinda sounds weird, doesn’t it? But I really didn’t know what a true orgasm felt like till you personally recommended Lelo’s Mona to me a few years back. It was a game changer! Now when I’m on the search to try any new toy, I always come to your blog to see if you’ve reviewed it. If you haven’t, I’m usually pretty hesitant to buy it.

  • electric_intercourse

    I never buy a toy without checking in with you first. Now I have passed that on to my daughter. You are on to your second generation of fans.

    I loved Boris’ spy mission. I am only missing two answers that seem like they should be easy! Please post the solutions.

    Thank you for all you do and share. 🙂

  • Ceraunoscope Foley

    Probably the most important thing I’ve learned from reading Epiphora’s blog (and there are no shortage of important things to learn here: body safe toys, what to avoid, commonly used ingredients in lubes -like glycerin- you may not want anywhere near you, et al) is that there is a whole community of bloggers, people from all walks of life with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. I found the Hey Epiphora blog ca. 2012, completely accidentally, via the Discover tab on Twitter. Some follower of a follower had posted about the blog or RT’ed something, and once I visited the blog proper – I was hooked. Recently, Epiphora and other bloggers like Formidable Femme have been posting about their erasure from social media by FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram – and this is a real shame. These blogs are what I needed to be reading at 17, 27, 37, and hell, I’m still learning stuff from them daily. So thanks to Epiphora for pointing me to the blogsquad and may they keep doing what they do for a long, long time.

  • Bender777

    Pretty much the same with me, especially when you manage to guess all the hints of the day right 🙂 On the other hand it drives me wild when I just cannot find the solution. That leaves me totally restless. Oh great I think I now am addicted to browsing sextoy articles. Boris infiltrated my mind. What a genius spy!

  • Kendra Mellifera

    Epiphora, I greatly appreciate what you do! You’ve taught me to think critically and ask good questions about toys, removing the Scandalous feelings around sex toys. Here’s to better sex for everyone!

  • lickedbyfire

    From your blog, I’ve learned that sex toys can truly enhance people’s sexual relationships with themselves and with partners. They don’t merely make up for something lacking; they can be used in so many different ways to add more fun, more pleasure, more variety. Your blog is what introduced me to that world.

  • rebopine

    Cool! Must get all the entries!!

  • Rose S.

    Thanks to you I now have regular non-digitally (is that how you say it) induced orgasms. You’ve made me less scared to spend money on expensive toys, because no matter how many $20 dollar toys have burned out and or dissapointed me its still scary to spend $100 plus on one. Also thank you for just being entertaining, you haven’t made any super huge impact on my life but i’d like to think the small joys you give me contribute to my overall happiness.

  • JWeavis

    That’s a LOT of toys!

  • Rose S.

    You’ve taught me that the reason I thought vibrators didnt work for me was that I wasn’t finding the rumbly wonder of my dream and instead just kept buying cheap buzzy vibrators. So now I’ve gotten myself a We-Vibe rave that works hands free and lets me control it on my phone while I watch porn. Thanks to you vibrators “work” for me.

  • Bender777

    Although I’m a guy I always have a good time reading your articles. Over the years that I follow you I have completely changed the way I think, act and communicate in terms of sex and masturbation. Thanks a lot for that! Furthermore your blog always inspires me about new things to try. My wife apreciates that 😉

  • Tyler Hall

    I always love to see a new Epiphora review in my email and they have helped me find the perfect toys to enhance mine and my partners’ sex lives. Thank you!

  • Benjamin Hernly

    My girlfriend got me into this because she really wants new toys. I never thought I would learn this much about sex and sexuality. This is awesome.

  • Benjamin Hernly

    Didn’t comment properly before. Let’s give this another go.

  • kaibaby

    Ahh!! Your blog has introduced me to so many amazing toys, some of which I now have the pleasure of owning. Thanks to you I finally found myself a butt plug I actually like (the Fun Factory Bootie!!), and have experienced the joy of the Stronic Eins. I can’t wait to try the Pure Wand + Plugs (and so many more things) eventually! Fingers crossed for the giveaway. Thank you for all the effort you’ve put into this. I had so much fun with the spy clues!! I was so proud every time I read the clue and guessed it straight away. Diligent reader right here.

  • Boris is one cool cat.

  • EnJen

    I’ve really enjoyed following Boris’ clues but this giveaway gave me a great, unexpected bonus: it’s helped me build my holiday wish list!

  • Daryl Phaedra Autumn Frost

    Omg I need this in my life!

  • dv8

    Something important I’ve learned is that my toy box needs a Mona 2. 🙂

  • LegwarmerCrusader

    I got all of the boris clues and I honestly feel more accomplished doing that than i felt getting my high school diploma

  • zaliachimera

    I loved Boris’ spy missions! Had a lot of fun reading old articles and finding new ones! From reading your blog, I learned a little more about what I might be into sexually, and it’s also led to me buying a Mona 2 which has been amazing so thank you so much for that! It’s really lovely to read someone’s frank and honest thoughts on sex and sexuality like this!

  • Sasha K

    I also love Boris’ spy mission! I finally completed a clue I was stuck on for over a week, and that sense of accomplishment is real, haha. It was fun trying to work out where all those clues lead, and I definitely ended up reading some great pages I might not have browsed to otherwise.

  • I’ve learned that sex toy blogging can be a full-time job! I really respect everything you do. I also learned that the Mona is indeed an excellent product 😉

  • Isabella Valdes

    It’s thanks to you I discovered my G-spot, so THANK YOU, Piph! I’ve also slowly discovered my preference for broad stim, so again, thaaank you! <3

  • mmc543

    I’ve learned that there’s so much more out there beyond watch battery bullets. 😀

  • Ragnaroquefort

    I learned about the concept of buried vibrations. It helped me realize why the first toy I bought did nothing for me, and helped me find new ones! Boris’s spy mission is a great addition to this year’s contest.

  • Emily

    I honestly never used a sex toy until I found this blog. You opened my eyes.

  • April Thompson

    I’ve had an awesome time with Boris’ spy mission, it has been so much fun. I actually cheer every time I find a code.

  • Wolfie Infinity

    Awesome giveaway! I entered for my girlfriend, hope we have a chance 🙂

  • Chiffon

    This blog convinced me to buy the Vixen Randy…I wasn’t sure before reading Piph’s review that it would be enough for my size queen desires! (It happens to be one of the shorter toys in my collection, but it holds its own in girth.)

  • abyssal

    Your blog is so fantastic. I knew nothing about toxic sex toys before reading your blog. I never knew that open relationships could be like, functional, which eventually lead me to realize that I might be polyamorous. so. thanks!

  • Blue

    I first found your blog while looking for a vibrator slightly nicer than whatever super buzzy $12 bullet I had. What I found was a bunch of dildo reviews. I didn’t get it, my few experiences with penetration had been… uninspiring to say the least. Sex was never really something I talked with my friends about. I’d read all the figures about women not being able to orgasm vaginally and the clit being where its at. I thought penetration was something you tolerated unless you were one of the lucky few. I figured I’d max out at “that’s not a bad feeling now can you please touch my clit” (Honestly I’m not sure how I rationalized the popularity of dildos.) But here you were, talking about enjoying it. Here this whole community was who seemed to enjoy it. And here was Tantus with a flash sale and the grab bag section. And here was me, ordering a dildo, and not even one that vibrated.
    Turns out I really like penetration, so thanks for that.

  • Lucy

    You’ve taught me that there are toys and sensations and experiences I like OTHER than the Wahl and the Hitachi. You’ve taught me to pay attention to the little things that really do matter like the dreaded seam. You’ve taught me that my pleasure is something I care about investing in but it also doesn’t have to cost a million dollars. And tons more. Thank you.

  • Kenzie Sparks

    As an online sex worker, having good reviews is essential to me before I buy a toy. Your blog is incredibly helpful!

  • Xushenka

    I’ve been following your blog for years, and it’s incredible how much earnest work you put into every piece, like including Boris’s spy mission! It was awesome to hop around your site uncovering the codes, and I especially love reading everything Boris (and Chowder, and Tessa) has to say. Your cats always express their grand thoughts in great writing styles! 😀 (The cat blog takeover earlier this year was phenomenal <3)

    Thank you for all your hard work bringing sex toy education, honest reviews, and overall entertaining style to the internet 🙂

  • Esther

    As someone who’s come into their sexuality later than society expects, I am so appreciative of the thorough, honest, and funny archive you’ve provided here to help horny but inexperienced research nerds like myself figure out how to get mine. Appreciate you!!

  • Dahsha

    It was very good timing that I found your musings during a point in my life where for the FIRST time I was exploring my sexuality without shame or baggage. I’m eternally grateful. Seriously. My sex life with my partner and my bedside drawer would be very different if not for you and all the people who converse in the spaces you provide online. Maybe one day I’ll work myself up to a toy closet!

  • Julia P.

    Honestly, I’ve learned so much about paying attention to detail and writing about it in a clear, sensory sort of way from reading your reviews. I’m always excited every time you post a new one.

  • disqus_QkHRAx8s1Q

    Ten years is such an amazing accomplishment. You do amazing work, and your insight has been vital to my own growing collection of sex toys. I cannot thank you enough for the work you have put into this blog.
    Also, amazing, exciting giveaway! The spy mission has been a blast!

  • Jey_Rad

    Your blog is responsible for my girlfriend having her first not-negative experience with a vibrator, my first experience with vibration of any kind (turns out, vibration is great), and many many many great nights. Thanks for the years of advice and snark <3

  • Yelena L.

    I sat here for a bit thinking about what I’ve learned over the years coming to this blog and kept going back-and-forth on different things, but the realest answer is that you taught me how to look at sex toys. Not just how to spot immediate rubbery/glittery/pube tugging red flags, but a wide range of factors, what I do and don’t like. What you really taught me was how to make choices best for me and my body when it comes to sex toys and holy shit is that invaluable.

  • boby hill

    Whenever we are apart, I am constantly thinking of you. It is crazy how every little thing can remind me of you. Your paint, your latex, and the sound of your vibrations are never far from my thoughts. I can remember the touch of your bristles as though you are right here sitting inside me. No matter how far apart we are, you are always in my heart and in my thoughts, and your name is always on the edge of my lips. Your presence in a room makes my light feel so much lighter and my heart yearns for you when you are far away from me. Now that we are miles apart, I cannot wait until we are together again. When I see you again, I will never want to leave your side.

  • Elizabeth Tseng

    I think I clicked on every link on this site no less than 6 times. Boris has truly stumped me.

  • dv8

    Now that the giveaway’s over, can you post the clues for Boris’ spy mission? They were cute.

  • Anne Marie Feige

    I will miss looking for tiny dildos 🙁 That was fun I wish it could be a random event every few months!

  • kamron thurmond

    I have a 1 in 1429 chance of winning. Here is hoping. (fingers crossed)

  • Leah

    Does anyone know how and when we’ll find out the results? 🙂

  • AnimaSola8

    Yeah, the suspense is killing me! 😀 Unless the winners have all already been notified and we’re not among them.

  • Y’all, it’s been one day and I have over 80 winners to pick and contact. I’ll be emailing people today, as many winners as I can. The grand prize winner was chosen yesterday. Then there will be a wrap-up post.

  • AnimaSola8

    Thanks for the information! Sorry if I seemed too pushy, it’s just all the excitement. Take your time and thanks once again for organizing this. I had so much fun just hunting for tiny dildos (this sentence sounds soooo wrong!). 🙂

  • Aurora of Twilight

    Couldn’t find them all… but here’s to hoping! Love this blog to bits <3

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