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#PSA: Free Safe Rides on New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2016 Comments off

Just a quick heads up for those ringing in the New Year out on the town because preventing you from driving drunk and injuring yourself or someone else is important to me.

Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP do it again preventing DWIs and tragedy with free cab rides on New Years Eve! Put this number in your phone: 1-800-LAW-1010 or text **LAW if you don’t have a designated driver and you’re spending New Year’s Eve in the following places:

New York
Capital District




AAA also offers safe rides in some areas. You can find a list of them here. However, they recommend making other plans just in case they get swamped and can’t get to you.

Make sure you check this list for a designated driver service in your area. Some of these may have a small fee, so be sure to call before you go out to find out how they work.

PLEASE don’t go out tonight without a backup plan.

Have a great night and stay safe! I love you all! Happy New Year!

The “Silicone” Ball Gag -or- Why We Need

May 19th, 2013 5 comments

dildology200donate-150x150It wasn’t long after M and I got together that he took me to our first sex toy store. The first toy we bought together was a jelly vibrator with ribs. I loved it. And I brushed off the burning as something wrong with me instead of something wrong with the toy.

A short while later, we got a jelly butt plug, and we weren’t privy to the whole “use it with a condom” thing, or the fact that jelly tends to melt. I’m not clear on whether this is actual melting, or if the chemicals just break down and turn to mush, or what. But one day, I went to get the plug out of the toy box, and it was missing small chunks. I pulled everything else out, expecting to find a mess reminiscent of a diaper exploding after your kid goes swimming, but the missing pieces were just gone. EdenFantasys still carries it. Most online sex toy stores do, actually.

That was enough to scare me away from insertable jelly. The next plug we purchased was the Tantus Zing. We’ve owned nothing but silicone, glass and stainless steel anal toys since.  Read more…

Video: World AIDS Day 2011 – We support you!

December 1st, 2011 Comments off

via EdenTube on EdenFantasys

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A Christmas Miracle -or- Why We Love @TheBloggess and Her Readers

December 24th, 2010 Comments off

photo of and by TheBloggess

I’ve been crazy busy. Crazy. Especially what with my having to relearn how to write like a journalist, instead of a blogger. It’s kept me super busy, cause I have to learn what’s on topic, and what’s okay to snark on, and what I really need to approach with tact. They’re really looking for a news approach, and not a snarky, opinionated blogger approach. So, it’s really no surprise that I didn’t catch on to what was going on over at till I thought it was over.

You’re never gonna believe it. I almost didn’t. And every time I read a new update, I start tearing up.

So, Jenny (TheBloggess) offered a $30 gift card to the first twenty people to comment on her post to let her know they need a little extra help this Christmas. And… You know what? I’m gonna let her tell it. She did it best. Read more…

Fundraiser – Toys for Tots

October 21st, 2010 1 comment

I dunno if you guys know AshlyStar.  She blogs over at Not Your Average Chick.  She’s super cool, and super fun, and super nice… and she LOVES hockey, the weirdo.  She lives in Texas! There’s no ice in Texas! It’s just square (As in the shape, not “You’re such a square, Dad!”, though I’m still confused about why we decided a square is more boring than, say, a triangle, or a rectangle.  They all have straight sides, and corners.  And a triangle only has three sides! Surely, that makes it more boring than a square!) towns, with straight roads, and a buncha cowboys (if only at heart) screaming about football.  All the ice in Texas is man made!

Last year, she did a fundraiser for Toys for Tots, which is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and unfortunately, by the time I noticed, it was a day or two before Toys for Tots stopped accepting donations for the year, and we were broke as usual.

I’d heard of Toys for Tots before, and I’ve donated to them before.  My mother and I donated toys, food and money to so many organizations that center around the holidays and underprivileged families when I was growing up that I can’t even remember all of them.  Unfortunately, since I moved out, I’ve been pretty poor, so the most I’ve been able to do is let people know about organizations they can donate to.  Read more…

Guide: What to Include in a Sex Toy Review

October 17th, 2010 9 comments

I’ll be the first to admit my reviews aren’t perfect.  I’m betting this list won’t be perfect either.  And I’m betting there’s one of these floating around the web somewhere.  Probably, better reviewers than I have written one.  But when I Googled it, I got bupkis, and a student of mine asked if I’d make her one.  So… Here it is.  Feel free (read: Please do! I’d love to have some input! That’s not sarcasm.  Neither was that.  Or that.  Seriously.  It’s not.) to comment and let me know if I’ve forgotten anything.

Things I Want to Know When I’m Done Reading Your Review

1 – What’s it supposed to do? – You might have noticed that there are a million and one different kinds of products out there, for people of all gender identities.  And each and every one of them, for the most part, and especially when you delve into the wonderful world beyond the traditional plastic vibe, is just a little bit different.  Either in function, or ability.  Strength, or discreetness.  The possibilities are pretty much endless.  When you’re talking about the use of the toy, I don’t really want to know how it works for you, but rather how it was intended to work in the first place.  What body parts should I use it on? Are there any I shouldn’t use it on? Can I insert it?

2 – Who do you think this toy is best suited for? – If I were a beginner, would I enjoy/be able to use it right out of the box, or is there a learning curve? What about if I’m more experienced, and have dozens of luxury vibes, or Fleshlights? Is it only for bio-females, or can bio-males use it, as well? What about if I have a small penis? Is that stroker gonna be too loose for me to enjoy it? Or if I have a large one, will my penis fit inside? Would couples enjoy using this during foreplay, or intercourse? What about mutual masturbators?  Read more…