What better way to start back up my Talks section, with an actual talk, an interview with the owner of Shapely Toys, an independently run sex toy shop on Etsy.
While the lack of regulations on Etsy can lead to sex toys being sold that are unsafe for internal use (Do NOT use 3d-printed dildos! I see tons of these on Etsy, and while the materials themselves may be bodily safe, the printing process leaves gaps and faults where bacteria can live,) many other companies such as SlicksDicks, New Folklore , and of course Shapely Toys use the site to easily sell their unique creations.
Not a pretty subject, is it?
Originally, this post was going to be on a different subject, but this issue suddenly became a lot more…relevant to me, and i figured I could at least maybe sway some people away from using terrible and potentially even more harmful home remedies. (Please, don’t put yogurt, and ESPECIALLY not honey, in a vagina.) Remember, if you’ve been having a yeast infection for a while, go to the doctors first and foremost. “Home Remedies” can only do so much, and it’s much better to be safe then pay for it.
Sex! If you’ve talked about having sex with anyone lately, it’s pretty safe to assume that the phrase “safe sex” has come up. Referring to talk and use of contraceptives, lube, consent of everyone involved, and other important aspects of sex like safewords, it’s a good thing that more people are talking about it. But sometimes people forget simple things, or don’t think about them. This is just a small overview of things you can do to have safer, better sex.
In context with recent events, It feels more important to talk about the topic of self care. Self Care is commonly used by people with mental, physical, chronic, or other types of illness as tasks to keep them feeling as good as possible, or in the BDSM community as acts after more stressful or intense acts and scenes, I feel it should be used more in day-to-day life. Stressful events can make self care even more important, and I wanted to highlight some ways self-care is done, to maybe try and get people feeling better.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been missing my reviews a lot lately. With the pressure from college, as well as other issues, I haven’t had as much time to test toys and write reviews. Now, I’m not abandoning this blog, not at all. But I am shifting around the dates on which I upload new posts, and make a schedule I can follow easier.
Starting next moth (June 2016) the new schedule is as follows- I will put up review posts on the first of the month. These reviews will be on toys. The 11th will be the new date of the talks I do, where I cover some aspect of sex, sexuality, or other relative topics. on the 21st of the month, I will post another review. This won’t be about sex toys, but about lube, condoms, or other sexual items or aides that are not sex toys.
And, that’s it! I hope that this year brings even more for this blog, and that I can continue to grow as a sex toy reviewer. April marked the 1 year anniversary for M Does Toys, and even if it’s late, I’m proud to see how much I’ve come in a year-especially changing my habitual spelling of reveiws to the correct one. Here’s to another good year of reviews!
There comes a time, in everyone’s life….when they should go to Babeland. And since I was in the city (NYC) for the day, I figured today was going to be my day! Along the way, I also went to a few other shops, that I will talk about too. So, let’s go!
Being away from your parents is great. It comes with all sorts of different freedoms- being able to dress how you want, waking up and going to sleep on your own schedule, and- for those who enjoy them- feeling comfortable owning sex toys. But many people live with roommates, and that can come with its own sets of issues for starting or maintaining a toy collection. Continue reading
I know i said last month that these talks weren’t going to be reviews, but since this isn’t a sex toy, I figure it fits here better!
Today marks a first for the blog- on the 20th of every month, I’m going to write up a post. It’s not going to be a review, just going to be on something about sex, sexuality… I’m not going to write about completely unrelated topics!
Now that being said, onto the content!