"We're the anal safety snails!""Reminding you to start slowly!"
June 28, 2013 4:44 PM   Subscribe

Oh Joy, Sex Toy! (NSFW), is a comic concerned with "reviews of everything that relates to sex, sexuality and the sex industry. From toys to workshops to birth control and much more, no stone will be left unturned, no vibrator left unused, no nipple left unpinched," by Erika Moen (Tumblr)

Moen also wrote DAR!, which has since finished.

via Bitch Magazine
posted by the man of twists and turns (20 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

Oh I love Erika. I learned about her from Strip Search (previously), and she was really, really good!
posted by rebent at 4:48 PM on June 28, 2013

Oh yay. I saw when this went up, but it didn't have any content yet. It's great.
posted by restless_nomad at 5:00 PM on June 28, 2013

I think we just killed it...
posted by strixus at 5:04 PM on June 28, 2013

Also artist/co-author of Bucko and one of the happier losers on Strip Search. One of webcomicdom's more interesting characters. It's the hair.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:08 PM on June 28, 2013

I am amused by the clitoris with a face and waving arms on this one.
posted by Apropos of Something at 5:10 PM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

It's gonna warp peoples minds that the dudes from Penny Arcade had something to do with this comic's existence.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 5:13 PM on June 28, 2013 [2 favorites]

Hrrgle BlrglhhErg is gonna be the best sockpuppet ever.
posted by elizardbits at 5:20 PM on June 28, 2013

I love everything about this, but especially the Anal Safety Snails.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:26 PM on June 28, 2013

Needs more boy-toys ;)
posted by Strass at 5:51 PM on June 28, 2013

Erika was really charming on Strip Search. She was probably the most graceful and good-natured reality show contestant I've seen.

One of the competitions involved being interviewed by a hostile interviewer, and she was chastised for opening up too much about her sex life. I thought it was pretty sex-negative, and now, with this strip out, it looks even more like a silly criticism.
posted by painquale at 6:33 PM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

I like how she draws all kinds of pretty definable characters and all kinds of bodies enjoying sex and masturbation. I'm not really an expert on X-rated comics so maybe there's someone else in the world who could do a comic like this, but Erika is both super-talented at figure drawing AND conscientious about inclusion.
posted by muddgirl at 7:08 PM on June 28, 2013 [5 favorites]

I miss DAR so much. This is good, though!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:25 PM on June 28, 2013

Ohhhh, so that's how you're supposed to use that!
posted by NoraCharles at 8:19 PM on June 28, 2013 [3 favorites]

"It's gonna warp peoples minds that the dudes from Penny Arcade had something to do with this comic's existence."

Nah, the problem with Penny Arcade is always that they do so much right, but when they get something wrong, they react like total assholes. That they supported her and this comic is the baseline — she clearly gets it, they're around people that get it, they're supposed to get it or at least not be dicks when they don't.

That all said, half of MetaFilter also fits that profile.
posted by klangklangston at 9:13 PM on June 28, 2013 [3 favorites]

Yeah I think the moral of that story is "Everyone should get career advice from Robert Khoo before they enter the workforce."
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:06 AM on June 29, 2013

by Erika Moen

Must try not to say it... struggling...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:27 AM on June 29, 2013

If you - like me - wonder where you have seen those comics before, because you - like me - click on almost every link available, it was hidden deep inside the biggest dildo factory here on the blue. Now my mind - like yours - can rest in peace.
posted by KMB at 3:38 AM on June 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yeah, the variety of body shapes for her demo characters is delightful. And she's got a nice pacing and good writing style.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:37 AM on June 29, 2013 [2 favorites]

The high point of convincing my husband to go to Heroes Con a few years ago was him coming back with signed Erika Moen comics for me. She is SO great.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:22 PM on June 29, 2013

I spent the last 24 hours reading all of DAR and some of Erika's other works and love it all. Couldn't remember how I went down that rabbit hole, but I am guessing it is bitter-girl.com's fault. Probably saw something in her Twitter feed.
posted by terrapin at 1:59 PM on June 29, 2013

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