Category: Reviews

Today I’d like to spend some time talking about my favorite toy: the Magic Wand Original, formerly known as the Hitachi. When I tell my partner to “Grab the vibrator” or my partner asks me if I’d like them to “grab the vibrator,” we’re both referring to the Magic Wand. In my household, the Magic Wand Read More

In my first book review, I struggled with how to connect my academic voice to my carnal engagement with the book itself. I still like the review, a lot, and love what writer Xan West had to say about it in this review of my review. But, immediately, starting Best Women’s Erotica 2014 from Cleis Press, I knew that Read More

Books played an integral role in my sexuality. Stumbling upon smutty passages in YA novels, I felt the first confused and clumsy stirrings of my sensual self. These passages were like delicious, little secrets, I could read them anywhere with a  knowing smile—-they don’t know what’s really going on here.  So, I was beyond thrilled Read More

The first toy I bought with my discount was the We-Vibe 3. I told myself I would hold out until the 4 came out, but I just could not. It just seemed so promising! The power rushed to my head. 40% off! I was salivating ready to eagerly buy up anything that seemed appealing. But I Read More

I had my eye on Maia’s toys for a while. I love the bright colors and the marketing. When I battery tested the toy for a customer the way the shaft rotates really caught my eye—not an out of control whirling but a subtle circle motion made by the rounded tip which looked appropriate for Read More

I have to be honest, Kendra was my least favorite of The Girls Next Door. By a lot. So when I saw her line of toys for Evolved I was already biased against them. Sorry.  Early on in my job, a sale rep from Evolved came to the shop to show us their products and Read More

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