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7 Ways to Create a More Realistic Masturbation Experience 1

7 Ways to Create a More Realistic Masturbation Experience

I’ve got gad­gets and giz­mos aplen­ty and whosits and what­sits galore! The 2020s are a decade where I read­i­ly have access to VR porn and body-safe self-thrusting dil­dos — things that peo­ple in past decades only dreamt of. My boyfriend can stick…

[Image: Cy Smash / the writer, a woman with red hair and pink lipstick wearing a blue bra and holding a Doxy Die Cast against her cheek]

9 Ways to Use a Wand Massager with a Partner

“I’m jeal­ous! Women get so many sex toys to choose from,” lament­ed some guys in my life. But when I ask whether they’ve used a vibra­tor with a part­ner or for penile mas­tur­ba­tion, crick­ets chirp. Here’s the thing: sex toys aren’t…

Exploring the A-Spot (Anterior Fornix Erogenous Zone) 4

Exploring the A‑Spot (Anterior Fornix Erogenous Zone)

The A‑spot — or AFE zone — is one of the most under­rat­ed eroge­nous zones in exis­tence. It’s an area on the front vagi­nal wall, all the way in and far­ther inside than the (osten­si­bly also mys­te­ri­ous) G‑spot. Due to the…

5 Things to Know About Nude & Lingerie Modeling Online (Interview with Dekilah) 6

5 Things to Know About Nude & Lingerie Modeling Online (Interview with Dekilah)

Modeling has changed dras­ti­cal­ly in the time of COVID-19. Due to social dis­tanc­ing mea­sures, my for­mer day job (pos­ing nude for art class­es) isn’t much of an option any­more. Nor are col­lab­o­ra­tive pho­to­shoots. Because of these changes, there’s an influx of…

New Sensations: 8 Unique Sex Toys to Try 8

New Sensations: 8 Unique Sex Toys to Try

Dildos have been around for prac­ti­cal­ly for­ev­er — at least 28,000 years. Early vibra­tors orig­i­nat­ed as med­ical devices in the 1700s. Since then, new sex toys have come a long way in mate­r­i­al safe­ty, tech­nol­o­gy, and cre­ativ­i­ty. For those seek­ing the…

How to Have Clean Anal Sex: 4 Considerations 15

How to Have Clean Anal Sex: 4 Considerations

Shit hap­pens. We all know that the anus’s pri­ma­ry pur­pose is that of an exit. Understandably, clean­li­ness is among the biggest con­cerns about anal sex. It’s only sec­ond to per­haps pick­ing the best begin­ner butt toys for com­fort. When doing anal…

The Polite Way to Break Up (With Your Therapist) 16

The Polite Way to Break Up (With Your Therapist)

It’s not easy to share your dark­est thoughts with some­one and trust that they’ll under­stand — let alone advise with a har­mo­nious bal­ance between accep­tance and growth. And when a ther­a­pist does­n’t hear you out, it takes only a minute…

How to "Date Yourself" 17

How to “Date Yourself”

After British Vogue inter­viewed Emma Watson, the media fix­at­ed on the 20 sec­onds where she talked about being sin­gle and “self-partnered.” It was a con­ver­sa­tion where she spoke about men­tal health, her place in the world as an activist, history…

4 Common Misconceptions About Sex-Positive Bloggers 24

4 Common Misconceptions About Sex-Positive Bloggers

When I reveal that I’m a sex toy review­er, I some­times hear vari­a­tions of “Really?! But you’re so quiet/wholesome/[insert anoth­er syn­onym for demure]!” On a bad day, I might clap back, “I’m sor­ry— I did­n’t real­ize that intro­ver­sion meant not having…

5 Tips for Discreet & Conveniently Travel-Friendly Sex Toys 30

5 Tips for Discreet & Conveniently Travel-Friendly Sex Toys

“Go big or go home” often doesn’t apply when vis­it­ing fam­i­ly for the hol­i­days or trav­el­ing to cer­tain coun­tries. Sometimes, trav­el­ing with sex toys is a has­sle, thanks to nosy and neu­rot­ic par­ents or lim­it­ed lug­gage space. (Sorry, dear VixSkin…

A Super Smashing Sex Toy Gift Guide: Find the Best Sex Giftable Toys! 37

A Super Smashing Sex Toy Gift Guide: Find the Best Sex Giftable Toys!

Sex toys are the clos­est thing to giv­ing some­one on-demand orgasms. But the options can get over­whelm­ing, even with­in Spectrum Boutique’s care­ful­ly curat­ed selec­tion. Here’s a list of my favorite plea­sur­able gifta­bles, to help nar­row down your choic­es. Some char­ac­ter­is­tics that…