politics

Movie Night: Dildo Diaries

Movie Night: Dildo Diaries

Dildo Diaries (2002) and the Downunder Toys Hot Banana Rod. Buying a sex toy is a snap these days. Simply type “adult shop” into your Yelp app, or enter the product name into Google, and in mere seconds you can find a place to purchase the dildo or vibrator of your desires. We take this for granted. I take it for granted. But as recently as 9 years ago, it wasn’t that easy — especially in the South. Dildo Diaries (2002) is a documentary chronicling the absurdity of Texas’ anti-sex toy legislation. Directed by Laura Barton and Judy Wilder, it’s a joyous defense of our right to purchase and use sex toys. It’s also an invaluable historical artifact, a reminder that in . . . read more

Obama will be president, and seven other awesome things

Obama will be president, and seven other awesome things

[Image by Buchino] Barack Obama will be our next president. I’m not a hugely political person, but I was worried all day and now I’m excited as fuck. I feel so lucky to be alive for this election and this presidency. I squealed inside when Obama said “gay” during his victory speech. Although other states have these ridiculous homophobic ballot measures passing, at least our next president isn’t homophobic. And now onto things that will sound superficial in comparison, but hey… I am now reviewing sex toys and porn for XCritic. My first review, of AbbyWinters’s “Girls Who Lust,” is already up. I’ve found that porn takes a lot more time to review. Blogger Ansley Agnello is sending me a . . . read more

Sarah Palin in plastic, with orifices

Sarah Palin in plastic, with orifices

Topco has released a Sarah Palin sex doll. When I saw it, my first reaction was to laugh excitedly. Then I remembered that I was reading Feministing. Shit, I thought. I’m a horrible feminist. For some reason, I’m struggling with feeling outrage over this product. Undoubtedly, the objectification of and sexism toward Sarah Palin throughout this campaign has been repulsive. I have watched in horror as the media picks her apart, criticizing and applauding her appearance, dismembering her and sexualizing her. Not to mention the way a female VP pick has caused the media to paint female voters as petty and dumb. Yet, when I look at the box for this sex doll, I don’t burn with rage over how . . . read more

Politics 'n' pornstars

Politics ‘n’ pornstars

I’m normally not big on politics, but this election year has been very exciting to follow. The debates, especially, have been great events to watch and eat pizza during. Today, however, I came across something I never wanted to know existed: a Barack Obama dildo. There are just so many things wrong with it… first of all, it’s a horrendous “golden” color. It’s 2 inches in diameter (my vagina hurts just thinking about it). And, oh yeah, it looks nothing like Barack Obama. Do they actually think people will be attracted to this thing? The real Barack Obama is far more attractive. Rest assured, however, that it is phthalate free! I’ve also been wondering how sales have been going for . . . read more

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