Disinformation specialise in producing books that challenge the status quo, and now they gone and done it with everyone's favourite subject. Here's the run down of what they cover in EYKASIW:
# The explicit Twin Towers sex scene deleted from a 9/11 novel?
# How circumcision hurts your sex life?
# The world’s largest erotic archive (287,000 movies!) that no one is allowed to see?
# FAA reports about people screwing on commercial flights (the “mile high club”)?
# The frisky behavior of nuns and priests?
# The photo of Jesus and the adulteress that Hustler wouldn’t run?
# The proof that sex and orgasms make you healthy?
# The amazing powers of the vagina in history and mythology?
# The unexpected sexiness of blood, chess, food, pimples, and bee stings?
Nope, these aren’t dirty jokes. They’re for real, and they’re part of Disinformation’s unbridled look at the world of sex. Edited by Russ Kick, this massive anthology features a panoply of sexperts, everyone from prostitutes to professors, legends to newcomers, sexual revolutionaries to sexologists, bloggers to novelists and beyond. This unrivaled line-up provides a wildly varied, unexpected, and untamed look at everyone’s favorite activity.
Find out what it’s like to work at a Nevada brothel and a Seattle peep show, host a fist-a-thon, hustle for drug money, answer phones at a sex-information hotline, visit Japan’s sex museums, teach a senior citizen to be a stripper, and write copy for a huge catalog of porn videos and sex toys.
I think we can relate to that last one…
If you reckon everything you know about sex is wrong, we've got a stack of better sex books in the Erotic Book Shop that will see you right.
The New York Press has a particularly frank and funny sex advice column, which recently included this gem:
My guy really wants to have anal sex with me, but let's face it; it's a pain in the ass. Not only is it messy, but super painful. He is putting so much pressure on me about it, saying, "Most girls love it!" I don't want to lose him, but yikes! —Carol P.
He is exaggerating. Most girls hate anal sex. If he thinks it is so great, tell him you will try it but only if he lets you ram a dildo up his chocolate starfish. (You wouldn't want him missing out on any of the so-called pleasure!) Men like anal due to the tight fit and because it's so naughty, but they don't realize how much it hurts until they try it. They think we all love it thanks to porn flicks, where the girls are getting paid to pretend they like it. Never do what you don't want to do, and if he doesn't like it, he can find himself a canal pal!
(P.S. Do not write me telling me how much your girl loves getting it up the ass. I said "most girls.")
This advice runs against the fact that everyone seems to be trying out anal sex these days to see if they like it. Who's to say? You can only decide for yourself. We've got The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women to let you make up your own mind about whether or not it's for you.
Trojan, the people behind Trojan condoms, have 20 detailed hints to help women reach orgasm. If you're having trouble getting all the way up there, see if these hints, which cover the psychological and physical, can help you out.
Regina Lynn, sex-tech columnist for Wired magazine, has a lengthy review about the various merits of cock rings. So if you're not sure what they could do for you, Regina's piece spells it out. The short version: they keep chaps harder for longer and stop him going off before you've had your fun. Plus they help hold on a condom too. We've got numerous types of cock ring available for you to peruse - take a look.
Emily Dubberley, sexpert extraordinaire and friend of Lovehoney, keeps a cracking blog of her own at Dubberley.com, revealing the perils of being a professional sex toy reviewer. It's not all fun and games y'know. "Cue half an hour of us trying to outdo each other in the penis throwing stakes, cut short only by an incident that resulted in almost breaking his knee cap and me having a three inch diameter bruise on my arse." See?
If you think your man or woman enough to take on the sex toy reviewing challenge, sign up for Lovehoney's Orgasm Army and send us your best sex toy story - if we like yours, we'll send you sex toys for free so you can write us reviews and tell us what you think of them. You get to share your opinion with the world and amass an enviable collection of sex toys to suit every occasion. Result!
New Kerala reports that "Singer Myleene Klass and Suzanne Shaw are said to gift each other saucy sex toys, as they are too embarrased to buy them for themselves. The former Hear’say babes, who are still best friends, have admitted to buy each other vibrators as presents to save themselves from the embarrassment of purchasing them for their own use." Clearly they should be shopping online with us at Lovehoney so they can get their every sex toy desire delivered discreetly to their doors. No embarrassment when you're buying online.
Now for some culture. Here's a paragraph from Wikipedia about female ninjas: "these women, or kunoichi as they were called, were given special training in psychological skills and intuition. Taught to manipulate men high-up in the enemy hierarchy, they were known to conceal blades inside musical instruments and sex toys." Ouch.
Someone's got a problem at University of Miami paper The Hurricane Online:
"Dear V, Where do I begin? I've always considered myself a regular guy-I drink, party, play football…but I have a big problem. I think I'm addicted to my girlfriend's vibrator."
As you can imagine, the response is just to calm down and enjoy it rather than worrying if it makes him "gay". Vibrators are fun for everyone…
We blogged New York's Museum Of Sex a while ago - turns out Miami is not to be outdone and now boasts its own World Erotic Art Museum. Opening on October 16th, the museum claims to be the greatest collection of erotic art in the world. The WEAM website is a bit sparse at the moment, but we live in hope that they'll be bringing a full virtual representation of their collections online soon for us to ogle. All in the name of art, natch. Meanwhile, the Erotic Book Shop has its own cheeky collections of cultured rudery for your delectation.