“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
Papaya Toys was, for a moment there, an up-and-coming silicone vibrator manufacturer. Their vibes came in several colors, including an amazing lime green. Now they are defunct.
It looks like Papaya Toys is finally releasing the Ice, a silicone dildo with an acrylic jewel embedded in one end. Apparently the jewel can be pulled out and replaced with a flatter one, which kind of freaks me out, but we’ll see. The LELO Mia 2 is here! Agh! I already love the Mia, so this can only be good. But unfortunately LELO is not responding to my ravenous emails asking for a review sample. Adriana tipped me off to a new “product” that you will undoubtedly find horrid: Beaniebang Babes. Literally: a pillow with a pornstar’s picture on it that you shove your Fleshlight into and then screw. As the inventor says, the name “is a combination of . . . read more
I’ve never been a big participator in St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t go out and get wasted on Irish Car Bombs, nor do I specifically remember to wear green every year. But I do have quite the affinity for the color green. Green is one of the most under-used colors in the sex toy market, and it’s time someone honored the toys/companies that dare to go there. Thus, a giveaway! For St. Patrick’s Day, yes. But mostly for green. I have 10 green toys to give away!1 I was able to wrangle a little something for everyone — dildos, vibrators, a Hitachi attachment, a butt plug, and a toy for cocks. As long as you like green2, there should be . . . read more
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of this here blog, so of course, I wanted to give out some presents! I was inspired by other blogiversary contests which feature a bunch of prizes and thus many winners. I have seven great prizes here to give away to seven lucky winners! I will choose most of the winners by random draw, and let each winner pick from the available toys. Since there are about a hundred really great toys I’d love to give away, I had to narrow the scope a little bit. I decided to play with the theme of realizations. So all of these prizes are toys/porn I have tried/seen and absolutely loved, for one reason or another. Check out . . . read more
Things that I like: green toys, toys that look like ice cream. But I’ve tried one before, the Fun Factory Twister, and it was a bit of a flop. More than anything else, the dial base was finicky, and the battery compartment was non-intuitive. These issues can make any green-colored and ice cream-shaped toy instantly uncool. And conversely, a well-designed battery compartment and set of controls can make a green-colored and ice cream-shaped toy instantly cool. And so it is with the Candy Stick from up-and-coming Papaya Toys. While the Candy Stick may not be the most amazing toy to ever touch my vagina, it is definitely a solid one, both in construction and in sensation. In fact, it is one . . . read more