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 »
I supposed inspiration can come from anywhere. Not being all that creative myself, I wouldn’t really know, but I can’t help thinking that whoever designed the Crave Duet has a thing for tuning forks. Because that’s definitely what it reminds me of, and it certainly makes a unique sex toy design.
I know, there are a few other dual-pronged luxury vibes on the market, but they don’t resemble tuning forks, nor do they look anywhere near this posh. Form 2 and Leaf Vitality seem way more casually dressed in their silicone while Crave Duet sports a flashy metal (not just metallic-painted plastic!) handle. The one they sent me to review even has my name engraved on it, which is pretty cool. More »
Celebrity endorsements and product branding is nothing new. I remember several years ago when it seemed like every week some famous person, from pop star divas to pro soccer players, came out with their own line of perfume or cologne. And now with more and more mainstream acceptance of sex toys, a whole new market for the entrepreneurial-minded is wide open. More »
I reviewed a lot of rabbit vibes when I first started this blog. That’s because I liked them and thought that whoever died with the most rabbit vibes wins. No, not really. But I had a sincere interest in wanting to try as many as possible because there were so many different designs, sizes, and so forth. Plus, I typically had a lot of success with rabbit vibes, so I guess you could say they were well within my reviewing comfort zone. More »
Welcome to Edition 34 of the Sex Toy Society round-up of all the sex toy reviews written by Society authors over the past week. A new giveaway is coming very soon!
Want to be included in next weeks edition? All you need to do is visit this page and submit your latest reviews and photographs before 11:59pm BST on Thursday 28th February 2013. Confused about our new submission system? No problem, we’ve created a step-by-step video to help. More »
Blush Novelties has plenty of affordable sex toys featured on their website, all with detailed product descriptions and specs, which is helpful for shoppers and saves me time as a reviewer. I recently received a Purity 2 from them to review. It’s a modestly-sized, harness compatible dildo designed for G-spot stimulation. More »