Category: SEX

Three Reasons to Talk More about Sex

This is a sponsored post. However I only ever write and/or publish sponsored pieces if they fit into the usual SDRR remit – no jarring adverts for vitamin pills or pyramid schemes here!  Not enough people do Honestly, the world would be a much happier place if people just talked about what turned them on. Talking about things normalises them and sex is no different. There is too much shame and stigma attached to sex even in these far more enlightened days and it’s only made worse by people’s reticence to talk about it. If something is hidden away,...

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Eroticon 2017 – meet my sponsors

Eroticon, in case you didn’t already know, is the UK’s foremost conference for writers and bloggers who specialise in talking about sex in both fact and fiction. Founded by Ruth Douglas in 2012, Eroticon has this year been taken over by a new team and also has a new base, moving from its original Bristol home to Arlington House in Camden, north London. I’ve attended all but the very first Eroticon and will be there again this year thanks to my lovely sponsors, those awesome folk at Sheets of San Fransisco. I already knew the company, having met them...

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PULSE from Hot Octopuss – 60% off

I wrote about this piece of sexy awesomeness a while ago – the Pulse from Hot Octopuss is a unique sex toy that can only be described as a ‘guybrator’. And a brilliantly clever one it is, too. The ‘Duo’ version boasts external vibes as well, so you can get it on with a partner (literally).  You can read about just how much my reviewer liked it HERE And from today (Black Friday) to midnight on Monday 28th November (all UK times), you can get a whopping 60% off with my special code – BFVF60 (click to open link in...

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Historical hysteria

*** Note – since writing this article I have done a huge amount of reading up on the history of sex toys – partly for my Historical Sex series for MetroUK – and am now all but convinced that doctor’s didn’t do this at all. Sorry about that. This article by historian Fern Riddell explains some of the reasons why it’s unlikely – and I agree with her. Fun as it sounds, I honestly can’t imagine a doctor getting a patient off in the surgery, especially not back in those more sexually restrictive days. And even the most cursory glance at the...

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You can pop, but you might have to stop

*** I’m going to let you into a secret – well it’s not really a secret, just something that doesn’t often come up in conversation. I – along with Tory MP Crispin Blunt – bloody love poppers. I mean I really, really love them. They were a major part of my youth – sitting in an overfilled car in country churchyards at 5am with friends waiting for the sun to come up, they were a convenient amusement that didn’t leave anyone unsafe to drive. That feeling of your heart pounding in your ears whilst your face turns purple (it doesn’t turn anything, just feels like it) only to subside just as you began to panic you were actually having a heart attack – I loved that feeling. Yeah maybe I was weird, but then so were an awful lot of people back then *old lady voice* Like most people I eventually forgot about poppers as I got older and didn’t have time for random mindless shenanigans, but after many years of barely drinking and certainly not doing drugs (not for any moral reasons, I just rapidly realised that Class As turn me into an utter twat), I decided to give them another go. Everyone needs a hobby. Ohhhhh yes, I still love poppers. Lovely, lovely things they are (read this Vice article if you want someone else’s word for it*)....

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