Sex Stuff: The Unknown Flogger

If you know me, you know that I am all about DIY culture and creation. If you have doubts, check out this and these and this. For me, the fall season means zine fair time! Time to make new things, discover new things and spend great times behind a table hawking my sex wares. I’ve been going two zine and craft fairs for about 15 years. These days there are two main events I get out to: Canzine in Toronto and Expozine in Montreal. And I will be at both this year! Not only do I go to these events because I …

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Sex Stuff: Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex, Series Premiere I’ve been looking forward to the debut of this show for a couple reasons: I really don’t know all that much, other than the basics about the work of these two revolutionaries Anything that gets sex ed and understanding on the airwaves is a good thing! So, why do I feel so underwhelmed by the first episode? I am certainly not going to level a judgement of the show based on one episode, but I do want to look at a couple things about that first offering. Casting: Many critics are raving about Michael Sheen …

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Sex Stuff: Hustler, November 2013

Hustler, November 2013 I was riding my bike yesterday, heading home after the day job, wondering what I should review this week. The cupboard is a little bare of new products (must do some shopping!) so I actually thought I’d skip Sex Stuff this week.  But then, as is often the case, I started thinking about sex some more, specifically masturbation, and that lead my mind to pornographic magazines.  I have a bit of a checkered past when it comes to porno magazines. Having experienced my hormonally-raging teenage years in the pre-Internet days, skin mags were the way to check …

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Sex Stuff: Female Condoms (a non-review)

A funny think happened on the way to picking up a female condom to review. I couldn’t find any. Truth be told, I had no idea that September 16 was World Female Condom Day. But after reading about the initiative on Twitter and Facebook, I thought “hey, self, you’ve never even tried a female condom…and a Sex Stuff review is due on September 17…” I thanked my self for the idea and after work set out to find a female condom to bring home and try. Now, I know two places in Toronto, Good For Her and Come As You …

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Sex Stuff: Behind The Whip: Dominatrix Portraits and Words

Behind The Whip: Dominatrix Portraits and Words This book is gorgeous. I mean, I love photography books and I pay careful attention to fine details like paper, binding, printing (that being a former profession of mine)…and Behind the Whip: Dominatrix Portraits and Words is a beautiful, realized vision of what is possible when desire meets ability. I was first in contact with photography Maria Coletsis because the short documentary that came out of the making of Behind the Whip screened at Toronto’s International Fetish Film Festival. After interviewing her, I was delighted that she sent me a copy of the …

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Sex Stuff: Sliquid Natural’s Swirl Blue Raspberry

Sliquid Natural’s Swirl: Blue Raspberry I think I have a new favourite lube! Now, we did just try a sampler, but Sliquid Natural’s Swirl, Blue Raspberry flavour was an absolute delight to try. Normally I do not go for any kinds of lubes, massage oils or other intimate products that have a scent to them. I like my sex to smell and taste like sex! But we were in a bit of a pinch, needed some lube and this sampler happened to be on the bedside table. It was grabbed, opened and used, and if things can be put bluntly, we had …

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Sex Stuff: Sportsheet‘s Sex Sling

Sportsheet‘s Sex Sling Sometimes things just work out! I was visiting Oasis Aqualounge for their weekly Hot Springd event last week. Part of my desire to be there was to finally take part in Thereasa‘s fun and sexy Dirty Bingo. Combine that with naked swimming, drinks in the pool and other amazing times and I couldn‘t imagine a bettet time. Until I became a winner! We played dirty bingo with vigour and determination, but all attempts were coming up short. Our dabber was barely dabbling! Until the last game. We had a few cards left and divided the up. Tereasa …

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Sex Stuff: Fetish Seductions

Fetish Seductions Everybody has to start somewhere, right? Especially when it comes to sex. And even moreso when it comes to fetish. Getting into fetish play can be both exhilarating and intimidating. It can be so exciting to try something new—but that can also be a rather daunting idea. A game like Fetish Seductions (Kheper Games) is a great starting point for newcomers to the fetish scene. The game itself is pretty simple. It comes with a deck of cards with different scenarios to play out plus a couple dice and a selection of sexy tools including rope, a massage …

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Sex Stuff: Turbo Stroker

I was very excited when I received a message from the fantastic folks at Come As You Are, letting me know that they had a toy they were hoping I could take out for a test spin. Never one to pass up a fun toy adventure, I happily skipped my way down to the shop and marvelled at what they offered. I think I may have giggled in delight when I was handed a toy with the word “turbo” in it. It felt both ridiculous and and exciting to have something called the Turbo Stroker in my hands and I …

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Sex Stuff: The Cage

The Cage by Louise Friday Personal growth, retrospection, questioning and resolution are common themes in all kinds of fiction—erotica included. Each and all are difficult tropes to maintain over the length of a narrative, particularly when the story is first-person. Involving sex can certainly complement the story, but it can also be a burden. Adding sex can make the character even more introspective and this is what makes The Cage a challenging read. There is certainly a story here, one woman‘s journey of self-reclamation and discovery. But that story is weighed down by the reader having to wade through the …

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