Jun 152014
 
Lilly's "6 Dangerous Years" Giveaway

You know I only give away products I love from companies I love, and this year is no exception. Every prize this year is a Big Fucking Deal. As well it should be! 6 Fucking Years! Alright let’s get to it, because there’s a lot of ground to cover. Also, I’d like you to pay attention to the artwork. In the collage below, the logos and items are hand-drawn and colored by Caitlyn M. who did this at my begging (the middle crap, the hodgepodge of colors, that’s alllll me so please don’t judge her work by that middle bit). This is absolutely beautiful work. You’ll be able to see larger versions of each over on my Tumblr as the week goes on. The Guidelines First, everything here is open to ANYONE living anywhere. The trade-off is that if you’re outside US  (some will be covered for Canada, though) you’ll need to pitch in for

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Jun 142014
 

6 fuckin years, you guys. And what a difference a year makes. Last year I thought I was going to eventually quit, due to personal stuff. I had to at least back off, and sometimes wasn’t around social media for a week. I had a number of posts/reviews in drafts so that my site didn’t see large maws of downtime, but I was still fairly far-removed from my norm for a few months. Despite this, I somehow made Kinkly.com’s Sex Blogging Superhero List at #2 which is about the best I can ever hope for as long as Epiphora is around! Luckily things cleared up by November/December and I was more fully back in the game. Although I did manage to unveil my Melted Jar of Sex Toys last year, and have kept tabs on it. Lelo finally came out with the most ridiculous vibrator ever, and I finally decided to cut ties with them.

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Jun 122014
 
Shibari Halo Wand Review

Despite the fact that I detail a number of downfalls with the Shibari Halo Wand, I actually do like it. Then again, the Magic Wand, Bodywand and a few others yet to get a review are all “too much” for me. Yes, I require powerful vibrations but it’s about nuances and subtleties. It’s about the difference between 2 Buck Chuck and 2011 Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc. Or the difference between a locally-made cheese and store-brand block of mild cheddar. Basically: I don’t need to vibrated into oblivion. I need my vibrations to work smarter, not harder. What I Like I really like the silicone skin that covers the head and neck – very much like the Smart Wand design (just more plastic); I find that the ridges that you see on most of these wands make for really difficult cleaning, even on the Mystic Wands. It also appears that the seam between plastic and silicone

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Jun 112014
 
Goodbye, Rechargeable Mystic Wand

 As some of you may have suspected, but feared it wasn’t true, I can confirm that we’ve lost another good sex toy. I admit, the loss doesn’t hit me quite as hard as the loss of the We-Vibe Salsa, but nonetheless I’m sad to say an official goodbye to the Rechargeable Mystic Wand. So, what happened? Well, Vibratex was working on improvements and redesign, but apparently they weren’t happy enough with the changes. It took so long that by the time they received their most recent prototype they decided to abandon the project, as they felt there were other wand vibrators currently on the market that were better. They didn’t want to release something that wasn’t the best. We too are sadden by the termination of the project, as I mentioned it was a difficult decision, but one that had to be made – delivering quality products is important to Vibratex – we always want

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May 112014
 
How Do I Turn This Into Real Life?

I’ve been doing a lot more lately than I envisioned I would be, rounding in on my 6 year anniversary of starting this blog. I think I’ve known for a couple of years that I like doing what I do, and would like to do it more and more professionally, but I’ve really been reminded of that lately. While modding over at Reddit, I get at least one chance a day to mold a clueless sex-toy-seeker into a sex-toy-owner. I think I’m pretty good at it. I tend to ask a lot of questions, really try to get an understanding of their body, their preferences, their dislikes and turn that into a recommendation that is spot-on. Last week I even created this whole huge questionnaire created in Google Docs, which starts off asking what type of sex toy they’re seeking, and then (similar to a choose-your-own-adventure book) their answer dictates what questions they will be

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May 082014
 
Bound: The Shevibe / Tantus Crossover

We’ve been hearing rumors for many months now of Shevibe and Tantus collaborations, which is pretty much the most exciting thing ever – my two absolute favorite companies! And of course with Shevibe involved, you know there’s going to be amazing artwork – right down to the box it arrived in! Actually, this collaborative effort is getting an all-new brand: Vibeology. I don’t know what’s down the road for Vibeology but I know it’ll be unique and awesome.  The silicone for Bound is fairly firm – it’s not the most firm I’ve felt from Tantus, but it’s not squishy, either. Then again, a bulging-hard cock trussed up in tight bondage rope wouldn’t exactly be soft and plush, now would it. The texture of the silicone itself is also a bit different from most of my Tantus stuff. It’s got a fair amount of drag to it; I wouldn’t exactly say rough, but if you’re familiar

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