I’ve let my blog posts lapse for too long, but I’m not going to bore anyone with lame excuses because life gets busy and priorities change. I still have quite a few review items in my queue, and I will get them done as soon as I can, which will keep me busy for a while. I apologize to the companies who have been waiting for months, and I appreciate their patience. I’m no longer accepting any new sex toys or adult products to review, unless something super spectacular comes out, because I can’t keep up anymore. More »
Several weeks ago I tweeted about reading Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers, an anthology of five erotic short stories featuring male athletes. I honestly meant to have it reviewed long before now because Go Deeper Press, the lovely people who sent me this ebook, also gave me Con to read, but then I lost the charger cable for my Kindle and only recently found it, so I got way behind on my reading. Just like everything else. Excuses, excuses… More »
My summer hiatus is over, and even though I have long-overdue new products to review, I’m posting a follow-up for a vibe I reviewed more than 2 years ago and have barely touched since. You may remember when I rearranged my sex toy storage and set aside a small pile of semi-forgotten vibes for future Follow-Up Fridays. Well, I’m finally getting around to them. More »
A big thank you to Rori for this guest post! She recently published a free ebook on how to get started in the world of sex blogging, and she has a lot of great information and advice. Since I’m struggling to post regularly this summer anyway, her submitting this guest post really helps me out. Please contact me if you’re interested in being a guest blogger.
I Started a Blog and All I Got was This Lousy Sex Toy…
I didn’t start blogging at Between My Sheets in order to receive free sex toys, but it has definitely been a perk. It was unexpected, the first time I received an email from a sex toy company who wanted to send me something for free. I couldn’t say no, and as more sex toy companies began to approach me, I continued to say yes (and I even wrote a post for Naughty Muffin about my propensity for hoarding sex toys). More »
Sex toys are even more mainstream now than they were when I started reviewing them three years ago, and that’s a good thing because many women don’t orgasm from vaginal penetration alone and require some sort of clitoral stimulation. That doesn’t mean they can’t learn to have a G-spot orgasm, or at least feel pleasure from internal stimulation, but even then, some of us still like to have our clits played with.
This is why rabbits were my favorite vibes for ages, and I’ll always be a fan of dual stimulation toys, at least for solo play. But rabbits aren’t so great to use during sex with a partner, unless you’re looking for a double penetration experience, which is why a good clit vibe should be a sex toy staple. More »
My first reviews focused on the positive aspects of a product because I was afraid that if I posted a negative review then nobody would buy anything from my affiliate links. So yes, in the beginning I glossed over product issues or justified them somehow. I don’t do that anymore. Mostly because I’ve moved away from reviewing cheap crap, but also because it didn’t work. I just made myself seem like the easiest to please vibrator user ever. I learned to be more critical, because otherwise I’m just writing copy and not reviewing. More »
I haven’t had much luck with Topco sex toys in the past. The Silk Touch Egg and Vida Zara vibes I reviewed looked promising but were complete disappointments. And that Handmaiden G-Spot Thrill wasn’t a bad silicone dildo, but you can easily find more effective and aesthetically pleasing designs.
I don’t actively avoid Topco products; they just have yet to impress me. But willing to give them every chance, when I received an email announcing the release of a new luxury line of Topco vibes called U Touch, I asked for one to review. More »
Last month robot erotica author Electra Shepherd introduced us to her Body Electric series in a guest post. I have no qualms about having sex with machinery, and these books intrigued me because I never really thought there was anything particularly sexy about robots. But I guess that all depends on what you use them for.
Love Machine opens with Cally’s frustration at not being able to find a date for the night. Resolved to spending the evening alone, she reaches for her vibrator, only to discover that it’s not working. All she wants to do is get off, and she throws it across the room in anger. But Blue, her personal robot servant, catches it. He then offers to fill in for her vibe, and the story builds from there. More »
The local recycling center takes electronics and stuff like that, and while I do have my shameless moments, I just can’t face handing over a pile of used cheap rabbits and bullet vibes. That’s how I came up with What’s Inside Wednesday. More »
Not being active in the BDSM lifestyle, I had no idea that things called “vampire gloves” even existed until Serene Sin contacted me about reviewing her Love Bites gloves. This is what I love about being a sex toy reviewer. Things that I otherwise never would have even heard of or thought to try find their way to me, and whether I end up incorporating them into my sex life or not, at least I get the opportunity to experience something new. More »
Electra Shepherd is the pseudonym for an award-winning, bestselling romance/women’s fiction author. She enjoys travelling, reading, and extreme Lego.
I blame it on Star Trek: The Next Generation. No, going further back, I blame it on Marvin the Paranoid Android. The chronically depressed robot was chief of the many reasons that I loved Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy. He had a brain the size of a planet, he’d been created by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation to embody a genuine human emotion, and he was the ultimate underdog. More »
Three years ago I started this blog. At the time I had no intention of becoming a blogger. I was unemployed and uninspired, and I wanted to do something different, but I didn’t know what. Lacking the money to explore new hobbies, I needed to find a stimulating outlet that wouldn’t cost anything. And hey, if I happened to figure out a way to make a buck or two in the process, even better. More »
I missed posting a Follow-Up Friday last month, mostly because I got way behind with testing products in my queue and needed to get caught up on pending reviews before revisiting any old toys. Back in January I spent hours going through my entire sex toy collection, and now I have a stack of junk vibes to tear up for future What’s Inside Wednesday posts (if I ever get a working video editor again), as well as a pile of future Follow-Up Friday fodder. This was no minor undertaking, so I felt justified whining about it all on Twitter. More »