LuzArte (formerly Jollies)

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Formerly known as Jollies, LuzAre is a quirky silicone sex toy company. They make one of my fave dildos, the polka-dotted Jollet (and once made the groundbreaking Mr. Man). The company has been through many changes over the years. They ceased production in 2011, resurfaced in 2012 as Chavez Dezignz, folded again in 2014, and popped up anew in 2018 as LuzArte.

When we lose sex toy companies we love

When we lose sex toy companies we love

“Everything’s temporary if you give it enough time.” —Jewel Last week, I learned that Fucking Sculptures is closing up shop. It seems like just yesterday they popped into existence, delighting me with their jaw-dropping, hand-blown glass dildos and unabashedly straightforward company name. Their G-Spoon was lauded as a serious A-spotter, the beastly Double Trouble revered by size queens. They donated dildos to my giveaways. My girlfriend visited their studio. Now… they’re gone. After four and half years producing gorgeous toys, their website has been reduced to a vague goodbye message, and we’re left to scramble to scoop up the last of their inventory at retail shops. It all seems creepily familiar. As a lifer in the adult industry, I watch companies come and go . . . read more

Postcards from the Peanut Gallery: Jollet

Postcards from the Peanut Gallery: Jollet

The story of the Jollies Jollet is a long and strange one. I acquired and reviewed mine just as Jollies, as a company, was petering out. Their toys were vanishing from stores, and nobody quite knew what was going on. One of my sex blogger friends, Sundae, got her hands on one and also loved its G-spotting goodness — so I asked her to write about her experience for my blog. She did. I put it in my drafts. Then I forgot about it. One year after that, I formally announced the end of Jollies after receiving confirmation from the CEO. Six months passed, and one day Sundae IMed me with a link to an Etsy store. Jollies had risen from the ashes, . . . read more

4-year blogiversary giveaway winners

4-year blogiversary giveaway winners

Wow. I’m about 99% certain my 4-year blogiversary giveaway was the most successful giveaway in the history of this blog. And that’s a tall order considering some of the hella cool giveaways I’ve done in the past. I am humbled by all the amazing comments you left offering improvement ideas. I’ve already implemented one of the ideas — a suggestion box where you can drop your thoughts without even giving your name. Hopefully it will be useful when you have something embarrassing you want to tell me? Or something? Without further ado, here are the lucky winners of the 15 toys in my giveaway! The Tantus Splash, donated by Tantus, goes to Kyra! The LELO Luna Beads, donated by LELO, go to . . . read more

4-year blogiversary giveaway -- 15 prizes!

4-year blogiversary giveaway — 15 prizes!

Four motherfuckin’ years, my friends. That’s how long this blog has been chugging along. If you know me at all, you know I’m a fan of throwing epic blogiversary giveaways each October to thank everyone for following my escapades, and this year is no different. Well, except it’s even BETTER than years past, because I have rounded up FIFTEEN PRIZES for y’all. As always, I am only giving away toys I’ve tried and loved, with the brief exception of the Tantus Pack ‘n Play No. 2 which I’m sure is awesome, and the Fleshlight which I do not have a cock to behold with. I also tried to wrangle a range of items: vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, a masturbation sleeve, a packer, . . . read more

And the winner of the custom dildo is...

And the winner of the custom dildo is…

Aidyn! Thank you all for entertaining me for hours with your ideas for what you’d put in a custom dildo. I will miss being able to use the phrase “immortalized forever in dildo.” To my great delight, Aidyn had some freaking AMAZING ideas for his dildo. Like, he sent me a really long list of stuff rolling around his brain: cupcakes, rainbows, mustaches, unicorns, Lego pieces, candy hearts, ice cream cones, cats, penis charms, tea bags, trans symbols, smiley faces, gummy bears, the words “consent is sexy” with pink hankies… I shivered with delight at the thought of how this dildo could turn out. And now that I see the final product, I’m amazed! It’s adorable! Big, huge, massive hugs to Jollies . . . read more

Win a custom dildo -- with anything you want inside it!

Win a custom dildo — with anything you want inside it!

[UPDATE: This giveaway is over, but check out the winner’s creation here!] Have you ever thought to yourself, “dildos are fun and all, but they’d be way cooler if I could put a picture of my cat inside one”? Me too. And since Jollies has resumed production, and since they are the only sex toy company that embeds cool shit in their dildos, I knew I had to give one away. A custom one. I don’t just mean a custom color, oh no! Jollies (now known as LuzArte) stocks a lot of fun craft stuff for sticking in their silicone dildos: polka dots, sparkles in different colors and shapes, gems, and stickers of all kinds (such as flowers, music notes, and . . . read more

Jollies resurfaces... on Etsy

Jollies resurfaces… on Etsy

[Update, 3/12/18: The company is back anew and now called LuzArte.] I mourned the death of sex toy company Jollies half a year ago, but it looks like we all might have a new chance to get some of their toys. A couple days ago, a friend messaged me with a link and wrote, “Since when is Jollies stuff sold in an Etsy shop with pot leaf ash trays?” My first thought was that some creeper was selling off their used Jollies toys on Etsy. But then I saw the name of the shop: Chavez is the last name of the founder of Jollies, Luze. It was starting to seem legit. So I emailed them to find out. A guy named . . . read more

Goodbye, Jollies

Goodbye, Jollies

[Update, 3/12/18: The company is back anew and now called LuzArte.] [Update, 01/19/12: Jollies lives again under the name Chavez Dezignz!] I suspected it was coming when I saw the Jollies toys disappearing from the stores. Everything becoming out of stock. There have been rumors, even scares, before — about Jollies going out of business. Then rumors about them being revived. But now I know, after an email from Jollies CEO Luze Chavez, that it’s permanent. Yes Jollies is dead and gone. We just had no time to continue as we have a different business and it is so busy, we did not have time to devote quality time to Jollies. Damnit, I’m really sad about this. The toys Jollies made were . . . read more

Review: Jollet

Review: Jollet

The Jollies / LuzArte Jollet: it looks so simple, but there is virtually no other dildo like it. And not just because it’s polka-dotted. I mean, that helps quite a bit, but it’s not the main reason the Jollet rocks. Made of 100% silicone, the Jollet is one of the most rigid silicone toys I’ve squeezed. It’s 7 1/2″ long, and 1 7/8″ in diameter at its widest point. In case you were wondering (I sure was!), the polka dots suspended in the silicone are actually little tiny puff balls. Aww, dildo arts and crafts. The Jollet’s shape is similar to the Jollie’s — both feature a considerable bump near the head. The difference is that the Jollie has a handle . . . read more

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