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The Once-Forbidden Fruits of Eden

May 21, 2013 Toys 1 Comment

The names Adam and Eve conjure all manner of Judeo-Christian imagery, none of which particularly arousing — with the exception, perhaps, of the idea popularized by Augustine of the apple as a metaphor for sex. It’s somewhat surprising, then, that Adam & Eve should be one of the largest names in porn and sex toys. … Continue Reading

Harry Potter XXX Parody is Silly, Uncreative, Creepy

August 15, 2012 Lessons, Porn 2 Comments

Harry Potter XXX parody Hairy Twatter

A porn parody seeking to bring back a natural look! What are the odds of that? Actually, the odds are pretty high given we’re talking about the Harry Potter porn parody Hairy Twatter: In Search of Bush. … Continue Reading

Built-In Fidelity Enforcement

Anti-cheating ring

Afraid your spouse might cheat? Boy, have we got a solution for you! Inspired by the home-wrecking antics of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods and other renown cheaters, The Cheeky has crafted an anti-cheating wedding band that will completely foil a cheating spouse’s plans to step out on you! … Continue Reading

How to Avoid Pissing off a Stripper

July 18, 2012 Feature, How To, Lessons 2 Comments

Tip the stripper

We realize this article is going to make us the ultimate terrorists of fantasy, but we refuse to let any more of you make asses out of yourselves at strip clubs. Several articles have undertaken the task of explaining why guys feel drawn to the strip club experience: half-naked chicks, unknown half-naked chicks, unknown half-naked chicks who will show interest in you no matter who you are or what you look like, the ability to pick and choose from a variety of unknown half-naked chicks who will show interest in you no matter what you look like. And so on. That’s great. But let’s talk about the strippers. … Continue Reading

Instant Upgrade for Your Sex Life

July 2, 2012 Lessons, Lube, Toys 6 Comments

Durex Sexcessories Kit

This is a sponsored post. You know what that means! Free stuff for you. You love us, we know. … Continue Reading

Your Sexytime Playlist, Delivered

February 12, 2012 Culture, Lessons, Music 4 Comments

Music to have sex to

We are a species full of judgment. We judge one another on how we look, what we drive, where we work out, who we know, where we work, what OS we prefer – if it exists, we’ve judged it. And no judgment is as harsh as that which is attached to attempts at seduction. You can imagine our horror when we ran across an old post on Spike listing James Brown’s “Sex Machine” and Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” at numbers one and two on their Top 10 Best Songs to Have Sex To list. … Continue Reading

Would Never Happen in L.A.

February 7, 2012 Toys No Comments

Delivered right to your door

Babeland, New York City’s sex toy that would, has something new up their sleeve. Something that would never in a million years happen in L.A.: home delivery. … Continue Reading

Because Trolls Need Love Too

February 6, 2012 Gifts, Lessons No Comments

Horrible valentine's day cards

The Oatmeal has whipped up a selection of cards for that sweet troll in your life. Five bucks gets you one complete with an envelope — with special deals for those who like to plan ahead or have more than one lovely troll to court. … Continue Reading

Why Wait Years to Let Yourselves Go?

February 6, 2012 Culture, Gifts, Noms No Comments

muffin top

You’ve seen it. At first, you’re the most beautiful couple in town. Time passes. You get comfortable. You stop using so much product. You stop wearing makeup unless you’re planning to go out. You stop going to yoga. You don’t need to impress one another! You love each other as you are! You are just fine sitting on the couch watching reruns. A few extra pounds here, a few there… more to love! … Continue Reading

Nothing Says “I Love You” Like a Leash

January 31, 2012 accoutrement 3 Comments

Lovechain Collar by Les Jeux Du Marquis

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re racking our brains to offer you some ideas.

Today, while procrastinating on another article, we happened to encounter this beauty from Les Jeux Du Marquis, a company we mentioned a couple of posts ago when we were gushing about the new ainsley-t boot.

For $480, you can spoil your master or slave something proper — the appropriately named Lovechain Collar is grinded, hand-painted, two-tone black cuoio accessorized with satinated brass. We’re enamored of the level of detail. … Continue Reading


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Gamers Won’t Be Seduced, Will Stare At Random Cleav Instead

That Steam allows the objectification and sexualization of female characters in a variety of its games but refuses to accept a game about actually engaging with women in a more interactive fashion is astonishingly backward.

FetLife Is Not Safe for Users

That the site doesn’t take measures to protect user content and has shown incompetence or negligence in regard to user privacy, all the while prohibiting victims from warning others about predatory behavior creates an environment where it is nearly impossible for members of the community to take care of themselves and one another. By enabling FetLife to continue espousing a code of silence, allowing the spinning self-created security issues as “attacks,” and not pointing out how disingenuous FetLife statements about safety are, we are allowing our community to become a breeding ground for exploitation.

Why You Should Vote No On Prop 35

Should people who benefit (parents, siblings, children, roommates!) from the earnings of “commercial sex acts” (any sexual conduct connected to the giving or receiving of something of value) be charged with human trafficking? Should someone who creates obscene material that is deemed “deviant” be charged as with human trafficking? Should someone who profits from obscene materials be charged with human trafficking? Should people transporting obscene materials be charged with human trafficking? Should a person who engages in sex with someone claiming to be above the age of consent or furnishing a fake ID to this effect be charged with human trafficking? What if I told you the sentences for that kind of conviction were eight, 14 or 20 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $500,000, and life as a registered sex offender?

Pretty and Calls Herself a Geek? Attention Whore!

If you are a woman, you might be given a chance to prove yourself in this community. Since there is no standard definition of what a “geek” is and it will vary from one judge to the next anyway, chances of failing are high (cake and grief counseling will be available after the conclusion of the test!). If you somehow manage to succeed, you’ll be tested again and again by anyone who encounters you until you manage to establish yourself like, say, Felicia Day. But even then, you’ll be questioned. As a woman, your whole existence within the geek community will be nothing but a series of tests — if you’re lucky. If you aren’t lucky, you’ll be harassed and threatened and those within the culture will tacitly agree that you deserve it.

Cuddle Chemical? Moral Molecule? Not So Fast

Zak’s original field, it turns out, is economics, a far cry from the hearts and teddy bears we imagine when we consider his nickname. But after performing experiments on generosity, Zak stumbled on the importance of trust in interactions, which led him, rather inevitably, to research about oxytocin. Oxytocin, you might remember, is a hormone that has been linked previously to bonding — between mothers and children primarily, but also between partners. What Zak has done is take the research a step further, arguing in his recent book, The Moral Molecule, that oxytocin plays a role in determining whether we are good or evil.

How to Avoid Pissing off a Stripper

Let’s talk about the strippers. Whether they like to be half-naked or not, whether they enjoy turning you on or not, there’s one thing they all have in common: they’re working. Whether you think that taking one’s clothes off for money is a great choice of career is really beside the point (is it a possibility for you to make $500 per hour at your job without a law degree? Just asking). These women are providing fantasy, yes, but that is their job. And as a patron of the establishment where they work, you need to treat them like you would anyone else who provides a service to you.


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