Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This week's HNT: Pretty in Plaid

Excited, in More Ways than One

This has been a very busy, exciting week! Costumes made for Gypsy. Wrapping up my first summer in a new lab. And finally, the most exciting bit: two companies approaching me through twitter to offer me some drool-worthy toys to review. I know this isn't all that earth-shaking or exciting to those who have been reviewing extensively for many programs for a while. But this is a first for me, so I'm beside myself with excitement.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Review: Sliquid H2O

Sliquid H2O: Less lasting than Ye Olde Astroglide, but none of the irritation for us sensitive types. It doesn't gunk up during use, and it leaves no residue behind when it's gone. Personally, I found that it works better when I'm flying solo with my toys than it does during sex. Unfortunately, it just doesn't last well at for sex, leaving us reapplying over and over.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Review: Pjur Woman

I'm a fan of Pjur's original silicone lube formula. It's a great silicone lube as long as you don't mind that it's thin. I bought Pjur Woman expecting something similar, with added features to make it better for the female body. I wasn't sure what they might be, since pH isn't an issue, nor are microbes, allergens, or irritants.

Long weekend of creativity

This was one of those weekends so long they feel busier than the week. I'm helping with costuming for a local theater production of the musical Gypsy. That meant that this weekend the two of us made two gowns, and while she was canvassing the local thrift shops for costume bits and pieces, I made two sets of wings, a few large hairpieces, and a pile of stage jewelry (big and gaudy up close, but still just enough to be visible as jewelry from the audience).

I'm so tired I haven't masturbated all weekend.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Man in My Reviews

Since I first began, reviewing sex toys has always been something I've done. My boyfriend knew about it, he was often right there with me picking out toys, he got to test drive my reviewing items, he got to read the drafts, and when they were toys for couples, I would pick his brain. He never showed any interest in doing any more toward reviewing than this. Mostly it's because he often has a hard time putting thoughts from a sexual context into words.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


For those who like bruises, a slightly different HNT. Last Monday, my doctor told me that my Vitamin B12 labwork came back on the low end of normal, so she gave me an injection of Vitamin B12 to see if it would help my symptoms.

Here are the bruises 10 days after said injection. The smaller bruise on top is the injection site (and it's still ridiculously tender). The larger bruise on the bottom is where the very thick serum hit a capillary bed.

So, not a standard HNT, but a slightly silly one. (just ignore the phone tucked under the chin...)

Happy HNT!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Happy Half-Nekkid Thursday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday: Butt Lust

Despite repeated forays, all of my previous attempts to train my ass have led to failure. I used to believe that this was due to, ah, insurmountable problems of a medical/anatomical nature, if you catch my drift. However, I am coming to realize that it may in fact be due to a lack of proper tools.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Someone shit in my gene pool.

Sorry, no sexy shoes this Tuesday. Usually window-shopping for shoes I would never really buy would be fun and a nice distraction, but after everything that's been going on, I just can't help but find it petty.

As many of you know, I've been dealing with a series of health issues. My asthmatic lungs are still recovering from being shredded by 5 bouts of bronchitis between last July and this January. I had to change birth control medications because the one I was on had, after 2 years of being amazing, started causing "mood changes" of a wide variety, a vaginal Sahara Desert, and a zombie libido*. (those issues have cleared up on the new meds, thank heavens) And now it's been a year since we started trying to figure out what's causing my back pain.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Review: Impressions Paddle hearts

The Impressions Paddle hearts by Sportsheets has been in my toy drawer for almost four months. For me, that's a long time to wait to review something (excluding the toys I got before I started reviewing).

The products that wait this long usually fall into one of two categories: either we use them so often and without thought that we forget about them, like our old standby condoms, or they rarely get used. This paddle falls into the latter category.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sexy Shoes Tuesday

After much wandering and lusting, I finally settled on the sexy shoes for this week.

I've got a weakness for chunky heels, and the lines on this pair have such a old-school jazz flair. My only quibble is that I wish they came in both black, and black with a white spat pattern. And I'm a pianist, so jazzy shoes while I'm playing jazz? Oh yes.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Orgasmic Tendencies

My brain is ever so slightly fried from a long weekend of insanity, hellish cramps, then far too short a night's sleep before a long day at work. So this quiz is the closest semblance of coherent thought I was capable of.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Time to try my first Half Nekkid Thursday.

Featuring my new white patent pinup pumps, and my beloved Fluffy Flogger.

Said flogger is a little pissed at me for leaving her packed away for so long, so is refusing to pose nicely. I can't say as I blame her, but she still can't come with me this weekend.

Too many new Tantus toys to bring to try, so there's no room left for her.

Poor baby.

So my love gets a reprieve from that flogging I've been "threatening" him with.

He still has to take every one of these dildos.
(one at a time, of course)

Too bad I don't have room for the pumps.

(this is kind of fun. I may have to do this more often)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday: Unexpected Dildo Problem in a Biracial Relationship

So I have this sudden, unexpected problem with toys and strap-ons in my deliciously biracial relationship. I want a Vixen Creations dildo in my coloring to fuck him with, but I want one in HIS coloring to fuck myself with. That makes at least two, a Caramel for me to use, and a Vanilla for me to wield.