For the very first time, the sales of one million sex toys and 45,000 of their reviews have been analysed to reveal what we do in our most intimate and uninhibited moments. Research
by Jon Millward, who also brought us Deep Inside
) [All links NSFW]
"While most of the industry’s manufacturing takes place in China, Doc Johnson is doing its patriotic duty
, one giant rubber penis at a time." [NSFW because dildos.]
Adults over 50 are the fastest growing demographic for online dating sites, according to a recently [sic] study from UCLA’s department of psychology. Yet while older adults often value companionship over passion and marriage, experts say frisky behavior by seniors should never be underestimated. “I hesitate to generalize that they’re only having gentle, intimate moments,” says Melanie Davis, co-president of the national Sexuality and Aging Consortium. “Older adults can have really hot sex.” But not, typically, in long-term care facilities.
"In removing the associations with genitalia, the messiness of bodies mashing together is obfuscated. Men no longer have to worry about being replaced. Women no longer have to worry about the psychic implications of being penetrated by a penis. Society doesn’t have to worry about gender norms being disturbed. And expectations of what defines sex remains stable." -- Jenny An on "The Pleasure Model"
(a jokey NSFW pic at the top)
Japan Turns Masturbation into an Art
"The days when the sex industry believed only women were in desperate need of self-pleasuring aids appear to be long gone. Nowadays, when one walks into a sex shop, aisles offering male masturbation tools are just as bountiful as those catering to women. At least in Japan. Seven years after Koichi Matsumoto left his car salesmen job to start 'something that hasn’t been done before' and launched Tenga 'New Adult Concept,' his company has sold over 15 million male masturbation units worldwide."
'Los Angeles is home to the nation’s adult novelty business, which is dominated by the Big Four: Topco, California Exotics, Pipedream, and Doc Johnson. Successful niches—leather, men’s masturbators that resemble flashlights—are mined by smaller companies, but as with any industry, owning the market is everything, and Doc Johnson is the Procter & Gamble of sex toys
. ' - LA Magazine profiles Doc Johnson
(NSFW) [more inside]
makes luxury, design-oriented vibrators and other sex toys and accessories. ("Design inspired by Apple, not Hustler.") They'd like to change the way Americans think about them: instead of as 'dirty little secrets,' they're hoping for mainstream acceptance and to usher in an "Age of Great American Sex.
" (Via) [more inside]
, a "female friendly sex toy boutique," in Portland, Ore., has a great blog where they post comprehensive guides, among other things, on less-often addressed sex and sex-toy issues like the sex toy cleaning guide
, Lube 101
, how to use a cock ring
, and the lowdown on Kegel exercises
. Probably NSFW.
Don't know what to buy your sexy nerd for Christmas? Maybe he/she would enjoy a customizable Cthulhu sex-toy
. Or a "fully interactive" Na'vi experience
. Or a steampunk death-ray
. Or a ride on a silicone Gryphon
. (All links NSFW)
, a high concept line of sex toys, one for each of the days of Creation. (via
with sex toys
- sometimes funny
, sometimes sad
, sometimes pretty far-out
, and sometimes just unbelievable
(all links probably NSFW to varying degrees)
has just received a popular endorsement
. Could George be following the groundwork originally laid by 50 Cent
? Are celebrities and their sex toys
now an acceptable part of everyday life? Will Madame Tussaud be replaced by these guys?
For those of you wondering why Apple fans don't just have sex with their iPods, now they can!
Let's say you're MacGyver and you were stuck in a room with 3 Bar Stools and the only way out is through a ceiling window.
What would you do? Well... that's certainly an option I suppose. There's plenty of other useful tips for the cunning do-it-yourselfer at Homemade Sex Toys. I assume it would be a smart idea to have some Boy Butter on hand
before you try the one with the PVC Pipe. It's all possibly easier than the real thing, which seems unecessarily loud
. All Links NSFW
Give the kitchen table, the work-out bench and your exhausted sofa pillows a rest: invest in some plush, velveteen adult Lego(ver). Forget rock/scissors/paper; go wedge/ramp/cube/stage! Yeah! Forego childish things; dust off the old Kama Sutra! For how often can you improve your sex life without risking your neck? Or at least throwing your back? [Not safe for work but seems very safe indeed for aprés-work. Colours admittedly awful. Movies instructive yet hilarious (the guy specially). Via Bifurcated Rivets.
How to build a bomb
isn't all there is to the Internet as press would have you think. Anyway it's harder than just getting some plans
, as this guy
So why not build a bomb shelter
instead? Or build your own train, hovercraft, speedboat, car
- can't fly - don't worry build a flight simulator
! Toast your success with DIY firewater
cooked with your solar furnace
. Enjoy your CB radio
, listen to MP3s
or toy with your sextant
. And with all the kinky clothes
and loads of pervy toys
to make who has time to build bombs? I can see the bumper stickers now "Make leg spreaders
, not war!"
Two dildos and a butt plug... That'll be $1300
Is this bluring the lines between sex toys and fine art a little further or has the adult toy industry decided to cater to the rich? Sexnology creates adult toys with an expensive new twist, they are made of Borosylicate glass. Of course, these toys look as cool as the $200+ price tag would indicate.
NOW SHOWING -- It's a Sex Toy and A Candy
This link takes you to a Flash animation for an "adult product" called GummyDongs
-- gummy candy shaped like a penis, with a real vibrator inside. The animation is mildly amusing, but the concept was pretty funny to me. If you hate Flash, just go to the home page
(sounds like pr0n, but it's actually pretty tame compared to the Nob-scan link)
As long as you're at Sears to get your child's school uniforms
, you can also attend to...uh...other problems
Apple to release the vMac and dMac
[from Fark], of course we all knew that the iBrator
has been around for some time. Be sure to check out the movies if you haven't seen them before.
Looks innocuous, doesn't it?
It's actually the Hello Kitty vibrator^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hmassager
. I've been told that Sanrio
makes products to help little girls through all stages of growth up to adulthood. Now I believe it.