Friday, 28 September 2012

Sex Toy Smut #3

For most people, erotica and sex toys work in conjunction with each other. Many settle down with a good bit of smut and a trusty sex toy beside them. Others may even read a raunchy story with their partner, before experimenting with a sensual product together. Not only do we bring sex toys and erotica together in our own way, but the authors bring new life to sex toy play, introducing toys to their characters. When reading these excerpts we may find new and adventurous ways to experiment with our own toys – we’re able to bring the realms of fantasy into pleasurable reality.

I will be inviting published erotic authors, on a regular basis, to host a sex toy related excerpt from their work on my blog, for you all to enjoy.
Today we welcome Lily Harlem with an extract from HIRED.


One hundred grand to babysit bad boy Logan “Phoenix” Taylor on a paradise island—seriously, how bad could he be?

Frankly, it didn’t matter. Not when it would make my dreams of going to nursing school possible. I wasn’t even expected to talk to him, just hang out in a luxurious villa on a private beach and study. Simple, right?

But I hadn’t counted on Logan being so deliciously bad that he was oh so good. And when the temperature cranked to boiling point, he knew just how to satisfy the deepest, darkest part of my soul and give my body exactly what it needed. Amongst the sand and waves, we transported each other to an exquisite world of pleasure where only we existed, only we mattered.

But the heady mix of emotions and lust couldn’t keep things from spiraling out of control back in reality, where I had to keep the secret that I’d been hired to entertain him…even if it shattered my delicate heart. Even if it cost my destiny.


“Has anyone taken you here before?” he asked, putting his finger straight back on my anus again. “Tell me, Brooke, would I be the first to penetrate this sweet little hole of yours?”
My neck strained upward and I stared at the wall. His erotic words washed over me like fine wine, yet at the same time my heart pounded at the wicked suggestion. “Yes, no,” I gasped. “I has ever touched me there before, Logan, never.”
“And does the idea of something so naughty and forbidden turn you on?” he asked in a syrupy voice as the pad of his finger smoothed a circle around the taut wrinkles of my skin.
He gave a huff of amusement and pressed his finger against the center of my hole with a little more determination. “Which one is it, Brooke, tell me, yes or no?”
“Yes,” I said, I couldn’t deny it. Just the idea of him taking me so primitively had me flying precariously near the edge of climax. “Yes, yes it does.”
He withdrew his other fingers from my pussy and his naughtiest finger left me for a second. When it returned it was cool with lube. I stilled with a mixture of shock and anticipation, my breath caught in my chest, my vision blurred. Then his fingertip probed my forbidden entrance. I moaned at the fiery sensation, wanting to pull away but needing to stay and feel more.
He let out an approving murmur and ventured higher. The impalement was wicked and I jerked in reflex as tight tissue parted for him.
His other hand, damp with my moisture, wrapped around my hip to hold my ass secure. “Shh, sweetie, you’re tight but I won’t hurt you, I promise.”
I wasn’t sure if he could keep that promise, he was so big and where he’d penetrated was virginal. He pulled out, added more lube then was back, prodding at the center of my clenched rosebud with two fingers this time. “Relax,” he said. He grated his stubbled chin over my buttocks as he kissed my tingling skin. “Relax and let me in.”
Summoning meditation techniques, I concentrated, visualized letting him into the darkest part of my physical being, welcoming him, inviting him, releasing some of the tension. He took full advantage and pushed his two, long, cool fingers until I could feel the rest of his hand butted against my ass cheeks.
I let out a long low groan and clawed at the bed sheet. It shouldn’t feel so damn good but it did. It was wrong and beautiful, painful and blissful all at the same time. A confusing soup of sensations.
“God, the way you feel, the way you’re stretching around my fingers, Brooke.” His voice was full of approval. “But your ass is too tight to take my dick, that will take time to prepare you.” He eased his fingers sideways into a V, widening my tight hole with a scissoring action. “We would have to work at that for a while.”
I let out a whimper as fire whipped through delicate tissue. The heat traveled right through my pelvis and flooded my clit. I quivered with need, my pussy was so engorged it was as if all the blood had rushed there, causing it to throb and tremble.
Logan pulled his fingers out and I missed his touch like I’d miss my own heartbeat. “But for now, sweetie, you’ll have this,” he murmured.
I was expecting to feel the wide head of his cock at my sopping vagina. Anticipated him thrusting into my pussy, hard and urgent, sinking to the hilt. But instead I felt the lubed, tapered head of the new sex toy push against my tender anus.
“Oh god,” I said, dropping my head low. “I don’t know if we should do this,’s perverted.”
“We all have our little perversions, Brooke.” He exerted gentle pressure. “Let’s find out what’s going to work for you, so I can give you the most amazing orgasm of your life.”
He’d already given me my top three sexual experiences—I didn’t know if even he could beat them. But Logan clearly thought he could. His confidence was awe-inspiring, just like his star sign, the ram, he was ambitious and assertive. He was doing strange fluttery things to every part of my soul and turning everything I’d previously thought I knew about sex on its head.
“Take it,” he murmured, pressing the thin toy steadily into me. “Take it all.” He made no allowances for my tightness and even as the plug increased in diameter he kept on inserting it, higher and higher, until I was stretched so wide the nip of pain became a sharp stimulant spreading to all the organs in my pelvis. I bucked against it and at the same time pulled it in, hardly knowing what to do with myself and my overpowered, overruled body.
Logan increased his grip on my hips, effortlessly holding me with his big hand. “Easy, baby, you’ve done the hard part, now take it easy.”
I let out a deep groan and, through my erotic haze, prayed the stars hadn’t dropped a photographer outside the open door. I could live with the other photo, but this, me with my butt in the air and a long toy sticking out of my ass would displace my rhythms and karmas for all eternity.
“God, you look hot like this,” Logan said in a husky voice. “All quivery and stretched. I liked your breasts best but now I’m thinking maybe your ass is my favorite.” He pulled the toy out, just an inch, then worked it back in, sending it on a deep, careful stroke, going so high I barely knew where it ended and I began. “But then again your mouth is pretty hot,” he went on, “and your pussy, well...” He withdrew to the tip. “That’s just the best pussy I’ve ever had the pleasure of burying myself in.”
My hips twitched, I wanted the filling sensation again. He chuckled and rode it back into me. “I guess I’m just falling in love with every tiny inch of you.”
My eyes flicked open. He’d said the “L” word. But before my cerebellum could process the information, he popped the thickly flared base of the toy right into my anus. The narrower arms outside kept it from sinking any higher, but my god, it was high and wide enough. I cried out as my tight ring was pushed to the limit and the full feeling overwhelmed me. “Logan, ahh, I can’t stand’s too much, please.”
“Shh, it’s fine. You can take it.”
“No, no...” I tried to crawl away from the sensation, but of course it followed me. Logan dragged me back as my upper body collapsed onto the mattress. I fought to accept the heavy invasion filling me so completely but I was at his mercy, my arms were trapped together and he wasn’t going to let me move an inch.
I released a long, slow pant, absorbing the pain that was so close to pleasure it was like they were twins. Then, without warning, a deep vibration began to ripple through my rectum. Suddenly the discomfort switched to bliss, bliss so intense the most primitive groan I’d ever produced rumbled up from the base of my chest and got lost in the crumpled sheets. “Oh, oh, oh...” I managed.
“Is that good, sweetie?” He was over me again, I could feel his chest hair tickling my shoulder blades and his hot breath in my ear. “Does that feel good? Even though you didn’t think it would?”
“Yesss...” I barely had control over my words, my tongue wasn’t obeying my brain. My hips writhed, grinding and rolling in pleasure as my stimulated cavity was massaged and worked to a point where the imminent climax radiated to all my nerves, pooling in my pussy and strumming at my clit.
“Now you just got to wait for me,” he said, turning me on my back. He pushed at my inner thighs, spread my legs wide and looked down at my tremor-filled pussy.
“Logan, I...” My neck collapsed back on the bed, my locked wrists settling on my stomach, then I stretched them high onto the pillows, fingers knotted. I didn’t know where to put my limbs unless he positioned them—he was so in control, so powerful, that without his dominance my body was helpless.
“I’ve got you, it’s nearly time.” He came over me, pressing one hand onto the mattress by my head as the other fisted his sheathed cock.


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Rechargeable Black Label Jack Rabbit Anniversary Edition

The Jack Rabbit by California Exotics was one of the first well known dual-action rabbit vibrators. This month I received the Rechargeable Black Label Jack Rabbit Anniversary Edition, which is a waterproof silicone rabbit. This is the first time I’ve tested a rabbit from the Jack Rabbit series, although I have tried many other top brand rabbit vibrators, and a few not so popular Cal Exotics rabbits. I was curious to find out whether or not the Jack Rabbit, with its three motors and rotating shaft, would lead to happiness and rampant orgasms like many rabbits in the past. The Jack Rabbit Anniversary Edition already had three promising features, what with it being a waterproof, rechargeable, and silicone toy. These are often the main three elements shoppers look for in a toy now, but rarely do you find them all in a single toy.

The toy arrives in a large cardboard box with a printed flame background on it. The text and layout of the packaging appears a bit outdated in style, but the information provided on it is clear. An image of the product is found on the box, printed in various places. On the back of the packaging is a list of key product features – you will find the list duplicated in several common languages. The product is resting in a basic moulded plastic tray with lid. Inside the box you will also find a charger, which comes in two parts - a USB cord and an AC adaptor. This is great if you’re often on the move, and don’t always have access to either a mains socket or a USB port. The toy takes a total of 8 hours to charge, but retains power longer than some rechargeable toys.

The rabbit vibrator appears pretty intimidating upon first glance. The reasonably large shaft, with indented swirls running down it, gives the vibrator the impression of being much larger than it actually is. Saying that, the toy's shaft isn’t best suited for those who prefer more slender insertables. The product is 9.75 inches long, with 5.5 inches of penetrative shaft. It is phallic in appearance, and has a slightly curved tapered tip which resembles the glans found on a penis. Inside the glans is the first motor, and internal foam to keep the silicone firm, yet plushy. Approximately 3 inches down the shaft the toy has some additional flexibility, as well as a mound with a motor aimed at G-spot stimulation. At the bottom of the insertable section you will find a rabbit-like clitoral stimulator protruding out of the toy. This is 2.75 inches in length, including its two inch long bunny ears. The rabbit's nose is approximately an inch away from the shaft, while the tip of the ears are an inch and a half away. The gap between the ears is approximately 0.2 of an inch. The rabbit can be flexed to a 90 degree angle if required. Unlike some rabbits, the silicone ears aren’t very soft. They are certainly very flexible, but the silicone is firm and pointy. The main toy is made from smooth silicone, which produces minimal drag when rubbed against dry skin. There is a manufacturing seam on the product, but this is only noticeable around the rabbit ears. There are various swirly grooves in the silicone, but these aren’t overly noticeable during play. At the bottom of the toy there is an ABS control panel, with various buttons, as well as the charging port. The port has a removable silicone cover. The toy isn’t overly heavy, and is easy to grip.

The toy has three motors. Two are found within its shaft, and one in the clitoral leg/rabbit. The shaft has three modes of vibration and coinciding rotation, while the rabbit vibrator offers a total of seven vibration modes; three continuous speeds of vibration and four modes of escalation and pulsation. The toy is made from a combination of silicone and ABS plastic. The ABS control panel has 4 buttons. There's an On/Off button, a single button to control the clitoral motor, and up and down arrow buttons to control the shaft's functions. This means you have the option of using the rabbit vibrator's and the shaft's functions separately or together. As the clitoral motor has more functions, I would’ve personally preferred it to be controlled with the up/down buttons. Instead, you have to scan through the settings again if you pass the one you want. This is especially irksome as the device doesn’t have a memory chip to recall your last setting when powered off and on. When the toy is on, a single LED light will glow. The shaft's vibrations and rotation functions are pretty strong, and even resonate through to the rabbit's ears slightly. So far I haven’t had any problem with the shaft's rotations jamming, even when clenching my pelvic floor muscles firmly around it. The rabbit's clitoral vibrations are powerful, and stronger than many I’ve felt. The toy is unfortunately exceptionally loud, and makes a loud whirring noise whilst on.

When using the toy, I applied a small amount of additional lubrication. The tapered tip slid into my vaginal opening a lot easier than I anticipated, and the slight curve in the shaft aided in insertion, as it naturally curved into my body. When experiencing occasional issues with insertion, I found turning the shaft's vibrations on helped. The vibrations and rotations acted as gentle foreplay when used on the lowest setting. I was only able to insert part of the second motor at first, and even when completely inserted, it did not hit my G-spot. I found that, as the shaft rotated, the glans would occasionally stimulate my G-spot. However, this also often meant that the rabbit didn’t sit anywhere near my clitoris. When I was able to position the ears around my clitoris, I found the shaft wasn’t able to stimulate my G-spot at all, or even my A-spot. When turning the clitoral stimulator on, at first I was a little shocked as the ears beat down upon my clitoris. Originally I thought that maybe I lacked lubrication, or needed to alter the position of the rabbit's ears, but even after trying out various solutions, I wasn’t able to make the clitoral stimulator produce comfortable pleasure. The clitoral motor is very powerful, but even with a weaker motor, I feel that the firmness of the silicone would still make the experience unpleasant. When pushing the shaft deeper inside my body, I was able to press the rabbit's ears firmly against my body. This prevented them from moving, partly defeating the point of the ears. Sadly I wasn’t able to position the nose onto my clitoris. I ended up twisting the vibrator slightly, so that the ears didn’t rest against my body during use. The toy's main shaft rotations and vibrations, alongside manual clitoral stimulation, were enough to lead to a pleasant climax, but it’s a real shame I found the rabbit so uncomfortable. I’m not sure if everyone will experience the same problem as I did. It could be affected by the smoothness of the manufacturing line around the ears - as this is a mass produced product there could be some variation.

Cleaning the Jack Rabbit is easy, as it is silicone and waterproof. Even cleaning the textured grooves is easier than on some textured products. Simply use your standard antibacterial cleaner and warm water.

I really wanted to like the Black Label Jack Rabbit Anniversary Edition, but sadly it wasn’t for me. It’s a powerful toy, and if it had worked well for me I would’ve forgiven its high noise output, but it’s hard thumping rabbit ears were just too firm against my clitoris, and ended up being actually painful. However, some people may not find it such a problem, and as I stated above, if the manufacturing seam was smoother on the ears then they might’ve swished over my clitoris more comfortably. If you’re interested in the Anniversary Edition Jack Rabbit, you fortunately have the option of opting for a much cheaper, otherwise identical, battery powered equivalent. 

Toy with me Tuesday: Ring Gauge

I recently received the JBoa cock ring which arrives in a cigar tube. I have a lover who is a cigar smoker and collector so will be using the cock ring with him. I've been seeing this particular lover for over 5 years now, and throughout the years he has sent me a few gifts. One being a discontinued Cuban Punch Habana Cigar. This isn't any old cigar, he actually aged it within a dehumidifier for over a year with me in mind. 

The Romeo and Julieta cigar tube was used purely for transporting the cigar whilst out taking the photos. However, the tube also has its own little history. A few years ago he came to visit me for a couple of weeks,  during that time we shared the cigar from the tube, after having a good long shag.

"I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
-- Winston Churchill
Why not check out who else is taking part in Toy with me Tuesday this week.

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Sex Toy Smut #2


For most people, erotica and sex toys work in conjunction with each other. Many settle down with a good bit of smut and a trusty sex toy beside them. Others may even read a raunchy story with their partner, before experimenting with a sensual product together. Not only do we bring sex toys and erotica together in our own way, but the authors bring new life to sex toy play, introducing toys to their characters. When reading these excerpts we may find new and adventurous ways to experiment with our own toys – we’re able to bring the realms of fantasy into pleasurable reality.

I will be inviting published erotic authors, on a regular basis, to host a sex toy related excerpt from their work on my blog, for you all to enjoy.
Today we welcome Lucy Felthouse with an extract from I Kissed a Girl.

I was lost in reverie – images of Celeste standing under the shower, stuffing herself with this monstrous synthetic cock – when the door opened.
Startled, I shoved the hand holding the dildo behind my back. I must have looked like a kid stuck with their hand in the cookie jar. I suppose I was, in a way. Celeste walked into the room, frowning at the dimness and flipped on the light.
“Liz? What are you doing? Why are the curtains closed?”
“N-nothing,” I stuttered, mentally fumbling for an excuse, “I have a migraine coming on, I was going to have a lie down.”
Only a partial lie. The second part was true.
“Oh, OK,” she said, “I’m sorry I disturbed you. I just came back to change. I spilt juice on my jeans.”
Damn. She was going to have to come to the chest of drawers. I shuffled hastily out of the way, hoping she’d think it was her that had left the drawer open. No such luck. She hesitated as she noticed the drawer, and turned to me.
“Why is that open Liz? And what are you holding?”
Her face registered annoyance; then after a beat, amusement, as she thought about what I could possibly be doing a terrible job of hiding. I thought desperately about an excuse, then gave up. After all, I hadn’t really done anything wrong. I hadn’t been snooping, the open drawer had been a genuine accident. It was just my curiosity that had gotten the better of me and left me holding the dildo.
I held out my hand. Celeste’s eyes widened. I held both hands up in surrender, not thinking how amusing my pose would look to a bystander.
“Look,” I began, casting around for the right words, “this looks bad, I admit. But it was an honest mistake.”
“An honest mistake resulting in you examining my dildo?”
“Celeste. Listen.” I explained what had happened, sticking to the migraine explanation, as opposed to the ‘I’m-desperate-for-an-orgasm’ one.
“…and when I saw your dildo, I was just curious. I’m nosey and I’m sorry. I never should have touched your stuff. I won’t do it again, I promise.”
Celeste’s eyes narrowed and I tensed, believing she was about to start ranting and raving at me. Aren’t the French renowned for their tempers?
“Do you have a dildo of your own, Liz?”
Wondering where this was leading, I answered,
“Not a dildo, no. A vibrator. A Rampant Rabbit.”
“Really?” she squeaked, “I have never seen one of those! Show me!”
It was all getting a bit weird, but I figured I wasn’t in a position to argue. I handed Celeste her dildo and went to fetch my own toy. I presented it to her, feeling like a naughty schoolgirl forced to turn out her pockets by a teacher. Celeste was fascinated by my vibrator. She turned it over in her hands, looking at the buttons and fingering the bunny ears. She handed it back to me.
“Show me how it works,” she demanded, “If it is good, I may get one of my own.”
“Well,” I said, “you press this button here and the bunny ears vibrate, and this button here makes it faster-”
“No,” she cut in, “I said show me, not tell me.”
“I don’t know what you mean,” I replied, though it was slowly dawning on me where this was going, “I’m not…”
“Come on Liz, don’t be scared. Show me.” 



Monday, 24 September 2012

Toy with me Tuesday #15

Toy with me Tuesday is all about helping normalise sex toys within society. Our creativity helps highlight the positive features of sex toys, which can often be seen as tawdry by society, not helped by some marketing. Together our photos are helping to make sex toys more accessible to those who would've previously avoided these objects, encouraging open discussion of what is often still considered taboo. This week, why not show your sexual freedom in your blog posts, and highlight how you feel society should view these devices we have come to love.


I’ve always liked to take creative pictures of sex toys, but sometimes there isn’t a place to share them. There are only so many pictures one can use within each individual review. So I’ve decided to come up with Toy with me Tuesday where we can share more awesome sex toy pictures. Also, the great thing about Toy with me Tuesday is that it’s not just open to reviewers, anyone is free to take part as long as they follow the guidelines.

Toy with me Tuesday is about getting creative with your artistic side and taking pictures of your sex toy collection. It’s a bit of weekly fun, but make sure you read up on the
guidelines before entering. Once you have posted your Toy with me Tuesday blog entry, link to it below using the link tool. Do not link to your home page or a review, it has to specifically link to your Toy with me Tuesday post. If you have any problems feel free to contact me via email: 

If you are on twitter it’ll be great if you tweet your entry and use hashtag

Please make sure to check out other people’s posts and comment – you never know, you might find some inspiration for your next entry. 

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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Interview with a Sex Toy Reviewer #2

 I’m hoping to interview sex toy reviewers on a regular basis. It should be an opportunity to pick up some tips and tricks, as well as getting to know your favourite reviewers a little bit more. It’s also a great opportunity to find out about new and exciting reviewers, who may be not so well known via social networking and the main sex toy communities.

This week we welcome the queen of everything tentacles; True Pleasures!

True PleasuresReviewer name: True Pleasures


Location (eg UK base or US): US


Where can we find your reviews?


You review both lingerie and sex toys. How do you feel these relate to each other?

Well, they're all things that are introduced into one's sex life to spice things up. Both categories of items are used to tempt, tease, and excite.

When looking for, or being asked to review products, is there anything you’d avoid, and why?

There's a pretty long list of things that I prefer to avoid reviewing. At the top of that list is anything from California Exotics Novelties (aka CEN, CalExotics, CalEx, Swedish Erotica, Jopen...). I have to resign from their "Sexpert" program because I just couldn't deal with it anymore. They sent me items that were not made of the material specified on the packaging, or had strange smells or substances. When I questioned them about any of it, apparently I was the only one noticing all this. I wanted to make a difference, but I just couldn't stand it anymore. What little trust I had in them was completely broken. It wouldn't have been fair to them, my readers, or myself to continue reviewing their products with the bias against them that I had developed.

I refuse to review anything that I even suspect to be unsafe. I try to always check out materials and ingredients before requesting anything for review. The EWG Cosmetics Database is a great place to go, if you need to check the safety of various ingredients. Honestly, I think most of the toys I review now are silicone. I'm just too spoiled by it, since it's such a great material

I also refuse to review porn and erotica, for various personal reasons. It's a long story. I'd rather not go into it.

Your reviewing has led you to set up a weekly post called Tentacle Tuesday. Did your reviewing give you a taste for tentacles, or was there a natural fetish established prior to this?

When I was younger, I was heavily into anime. It started off with watching Tenchi Muyo, and just sort of grew from there. Of course, it's difficult to avoid the hentai (mature stuff) when you're into anime, so I had stumbled across some tentacle stuff. It did interest me a little, but it wasn't something I actively sought out.

Various relationship issues ended up with me absolutely unable to deal with anything anime. So, when I saw a tentacle dildo when I first started reviewing, I grappled with myself for a long time before buying it. It was just so beautiful and it was so cool and different, but I was afraid of introducing anime and its hentai side back into my life. I eventually managed to separate them somewhat, and went ahead and bought it. I have yet to show my husband any of my tentacle dildos due to that residual fear, though. Pretty much all of my tentacle dildo collection is because I found the designs and colors interesting. Tentacle sex does interest me to a point, but it also pains me somewhat emotionally. It's a weird balancing act that often leaves me very conflicted. Whenever I play with them, if I fantasize at all, my husband is always in there. I just feel too guilty and weird otherwise. I know I should tell him about them, but I'm just afraid of a vast number of things... 

Tentacle Tuesday came about partially because of all the tentacle dildos I was collecting, but also because of my love for sea creatures. I've always been fascinated with the water and all of the creatures that it houses and hides from us. There's beauty in tentacles, as there is in all life. Although they've been the subjects of horror movies and whatnot, I don't find them creepy in the least. The creatures that they're attached to are remarkable, once you take the time to study them. Tentacle Tuesday is more of an acknowledgement of how wonderful these creatures are. I also suppose that it's sort of a way to help me validate my collection of tentacle dildos, since it's more about aesthetics than sex. Maybe once my sea-ish style office is completed, I'll leave one of my tentacles out as decoration and just see how things go from there.

You review a lot of Bad Dragon products. What would you suggest to anyone wanting to try one of these, but who feels a bit too timid to give it a go?

That really depends on what they're looking for. If, for example, they want to try one of the knotted toys, I would suggest Elden in the smallest size. It's very small, compared to the other toys that I have from Bad Dragon, and should be easier to take the knot. Of course, a small Razor might not be a bad choice either.

Otherwise, Winston, the Tailstretcher, or a Tentacle would probably be a good place to start. The taper makes them easier to insert, and they're a little less anthro for those who may feel a somewhat awkward about inserting a dildo modeled after a fantasy creature's genitalia. An Unflared Chance in the smallest size is also a nice starter, if you prefer thinner toys.

Always check the measurements of each toy you want before buying them. You may want to experiment with some of the toys in the Adoptions section before buying a custom toy. All of the toys in the Adoptions section have slight imperfections like the wrong coloring, a slight nick or bubble, or maybe they were made in the wrong firmness. Those toys are considered flops and are discounted, instead of sending them to the customers that custom-ordered them.

Of course, if you're having trouble deciding, you're more than welcome to hit me up on my contact page, or check out my reviews for BD.

What is the oddest sex toy you have reviewed to date?

That would probably have to be the Pegasus Equine Sheath or the Cerberus K9 Sheath. Both are silicone sheaths designed to look like the penis of another creature, and have a stretchy strap to secure around the scrotum. Each of these also has a hole in the tip, so the wearer can still ejaculate into their partner while wearing the sheath. They're great if you're into pony play or puppy play.

When dealing with companies sending out review items, do you have any tips for the reviewer?

Just keep them on their toes. If they haven't spoken to you in at least a week, send them an email just to check in on how things are going, and if anything has been sent out yet. Don't be obnoxious about it, though. Write it as a friendly reminder in a curious manner, no badgering. Remember, you catch more flies with honey.

Also, if possible, get a tracking number. In case you never receive your item for review, you don't want to have to deal with them saying you're lying and being a bum about it. If they won't give you a tracking number, ask them for the estimated shipping time, and email them if you don't receive your package in that amount of time.

Lastly, as a general rule of thumb, do unto the company as you would have them do unto you. Send them updates when you receive your package and let them know an estimate on when to expect the review to be posted. If anything comes up that throws you off schedule, send them an email to explain; don't leave them out to dry. Email your links as soon as you post, and thank them for the opportunity. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it keeps doors open for you in the future.

When a reader asks you for advice about what toy to purchase, is there anything you’d tell them to avoid?

California Exotics Novelties is one of the major manufacturers that I tell that I would avoid. Really, any manufacturer that has the word "novelties" in their name is one that I actively avoid. Their toys tend to be on the cheaper, unsafe side of things. I'm not about to support any manufacturers that value money over the safety of their consumers.

Depending on what they ask about, I'll go further into detail about what to avoid. If they ask about sex toys, then, of course, I'm going to tell them to avoid materials that contain phthalates, like jelly, and let them know the issues of other materials and what would be the safest route. If they ask about lubes or various other body products, then I let them know about parabens and various other ingredients to avoid. One thing to always look out for is blanket terms like "fragrance" or "perfume". These terms can hide a manufacturer's secret scent mixture, which can include harmful toxins like diethylphthalates. With items like lubes and other body products, it's hard to cover everything due to the vast amount of ingredients used in the cosmetics industry. In that case, we'll make a list of items that the reader is interested in, and I help them research them through the EWG Cosmetics Database. 

Do you have any interesting hobbies other than sex toys?

I used to sew, but reviewing has pretty much taken over my life. Whenever I take breaks to eat or relax a little, I usually watch a Kdrama or Jdrama. For the most part, I prefer the comedy ones. I can get pretty wrapped up in them sometimes, and forget about work. They're kind of my guilty pleasure, but that's expected, right? Afterall, I am an ajumma (what I'd be called in Korea, since I'm married).

It has been a pleasure having True Pleasures on my blog. I too look out for toxic substances in sex toys and will be writing guides in the future.
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