September 23, 2009

Pleasurists #47

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Pleasurists is a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days from bloggers all around the sex blogosphere. Did you miss Pleasurists #46? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists #48? Submit it here before Sunday September 27th at 11:59pm PDT. Please re-post this list on your own blog if listed.

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On to the reviews…

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Toys for Cocks

Lube, Massage Oil, Bath Stuff, & etc.

BDSM/Fetish

Adult Books

Adult Movies/Porn

Sex Furniture

Miscellaneous

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July 1, 2009

Book Review: Good Vibrations Guide to Sex

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What is it?
The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex is a 300+ page mega resource of sexual knowledge from the Good Vibrations company.

Who is its target audience?
All people who are even remotely interested in sex.  It deals with sexual issues of males, females, young people, seniors, people with disabilities, sexual assault survivors, and everyone in between. The book is written in a way that is humorous and accessible while still providing a ton of information. Did you know that vibrators were invented in 1869 to treat “hysteria” in women, which was thought to be the womb’s reaction to sexual deprivation. Doctors would use the vibrators to produce “hysterical paroxysm”, known today as an orgasm.

How is it laid out?
The book is separated into 20 chapters, each with several subsections.  The chapters are:

1.  About Good Vibrations
2.  Sexual Self-Image
3.  Sexual Anatomy
4.  Sex Over a Lifetime
5.  Communication
6.  Masturbation
7.  Lubrication
8.  Creative Touching
9.  Oral Sex
10.  Vibrators
11.  Penetration
12.  Dildos
13.  Anal Toys
14.  Fantasies
15.  Books, Magazines, and Videos
16.  World Wide Web
17.  S/M and Power Play
18.  Where Sex Toys Come From
19.  Safer Sex
20.  Censorship

These chapters are sprinkled with illustrations, the most helpful being a comparison of aroused and unaroused vulvae, circumcised and uncircumcised penises, and how to put on a condom.

Is it queer-inclusive?
Good Vibrations has been diligent about including queer sex issues in this volume.  The illustration of fellatio, for example, shows two men instead of a heterosexual couple.  Similarly another image shows two women using a double dildo, which appears to be the Nexus. The book also lists many good resources for queer people and touches on using toys for gender expression.

What is the quality of the information?
There is a lot of great information contained within this book, with the only real glaring error I could find being the suggestion of wearing two condoms at once, which is a very unsafe idea. Besides this statement, the rest of the safer sex chapter is exceptionally well written.

What about toys?
This book is several years old but gives a nod to some classic favorites such as the Hitachi Magic Wand, Rabbit Pearl, Wahl, Eroscillator, Nexus, Fleshlight, and the Tristan anal plug. It refers to cyberskin as one of the “latest” innovations in sex toys. It has helpful information about the maintenance of sex toy materials and unique ways to use these and other similar toys.

Is it worth it?
Absolutely. I don’t think this book was intended to be read cover-to-cover, but it is a well organized go-to manual for many sexual questions or new ways to spice up your sex life.


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Book by Anne Semans / Cathy Winks
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cleis Press Inc.

June 23, 2009

Sex Toy Review: Swirled G by WHK GmbH

Posted in 1, sex, Sex Education, Sex Toys tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:15 pm by Femme Mystique

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Recently I reviewed the Swirled G glass dildo by WHK GmbH.  This glass dildo has an oblong base which makes a great handle and has a nice, subtle curve for G-spot or P-spot stimulation.  I loved the swirled that twisted around the length of the toy, which felt amazing.  I also loved the price point of this toy.  Glass can be very expensive, but this one comes in at an easy-on-the-wallet $25.

I took issue with a feature I dislike about a lot of dildos, in that I felt it was overly phallic.  I prefer toys that are sexy, artistic, and female-centric.  This one is a little more generic looking, but still very functional.  Overall, still a pretty great toy.

You can read my full review here.

June 10, 2009

Sex Toy Review: Ball Head with Curved Elbow Glass Dildo by Phallix

Posted in 1, sex, Sex Toys tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:16 pm by Femme Mystique

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I recently reviewed the Ball Head with Curved Elbow Glass Dildo by Phallix.  I loved the slight curve at the end and the delicious feeling of glass.  Though this toy is very simple, the construction is tasteful and of very high quality.  This toy is also a great value.  Glass tends to be a quite expensive material, but this one comes it at under $50.  Overall, I think this was an excellent find.  You can read my full review of this product here.

June 7, 2009

Toy Reviews Coming Soon…

Posted in 1, sex, Sex Toys tagged , , , , , , , , , at 5:34 pm by Femme Mystique

Via the generous folks at Edenfantasys.com, I have a whole slew of new things to review.  Here are some sex toys that are in the works… look for them soon!

http://www.edenfantasys.com/BALL-HEAD-WITH-CURVED-ELBOW-GLASS-DILDO-WAND/adult-toys-dvds-14957#p-code6t2

1.  G-Spot Curved Glass Dildo

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2.  “Bandito” Silicone Strap-On Dildo

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3.  “Orion” Bottle Rocket Vibrator

4.  ????