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Guides October 21, 2016

Sex Toys & Disability Guide

In the 1970s, Gosnell Duncan, a man with a spinal cord injury, came out with the first ever line of silicone dildos, paving the way for the body-safe sex toy movement as we know it today. Duncan’s inspiration came directly from his disability activism and conferences he attended — he wanted to create a product that could help people in his community to more easily have sex and masturbate…

Education, Guides January 12, 2016

Sex Toy Material Guide

Since the sex toy industry is completely unregulated, trying to find a good, body-safe toy without prior knowledge about materials can be like navigating a minefield. One wrong move and you can easily make yourself sick or irritate your genitals, and nobody wants that…

Education, Guides, Safer Sex December 11, 2015

Condoms + Sex Toys?

One adage I see promoted frequently by sex educators is that you should be using condoms with your sex toys. This isn’t necessarily bad advice! But there are some important caveats that need to be addressed before you start wrapping up your dildos.

Education, Guides November 7, 2015

LUBE SCIENCE

Around 6 months ago I made a video going over the different types of sex lubricants and their uses. I talked a little bit about questionable ingredients in that video, but today I want to really get into the science-y side of lubricant safety, specifically the issues of osmolality and pH…

Education, Guides, Safer Sex September 26, 2015

5 Things That Break Down Condoms

Latex condoms are one of the most widely used methods of contraception, and definitely the most widely available. They’re awesome at preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and you may have heard that they’re 98% effective if used correctly…

Education, Guides, Safer Sex May 9, 2015

Contraception 101

In human beings, conception occurs when an egg cell (or “ovum”) fuses with a sperm cell to create what will eventually become an embryo and then a fetus and then a baby. Contraception, also known as birth control, is what we use to prevent this pregnancy from occurring. Because babies can be inconvenient…

Education, Guides April 25, 2015

Let’s Talk Lube

Lube (sexy, sexy lube) is super awesome and important, but it’s something a lot of people don’t give much, if any, thought to, which boggles my mind. So let’s break it down— what it is, what it does, the different kinds, and ingredients you should watch out for…

Guides April 11, 2015

Choosing Your First Sex Toy

The question I probably get most often when it comes to sex toys is what do I recommend for a beginner. Someone who’s never used a toy before or has only used shitty ones, and especially someone on a budget. Well, you’ve come to the right place! …

Guides March 19, 2015

Sex Toy Recycling

I get a lot of questions about buying new sex toys, but what about any old toys that have reached the end of their life? Vibrators, like other electronics, shouldn’t just be thrown out like regular trash, and you don’t want your old dildos sitting out in a landfill — or even worse, in some poor animal’s digestive system…