Coming soon… the 2007 Masturbate-a-thon, to be held in San Francisco on May 26th. As the organisers (none other than Lovehoney favourites Good Vibrations) put it, 'In our effort to encourage masturbation pride, we invite you to put the "fun" back in "fundraising" by wanking for a good cause'. Fundraising for what? The Center for Sex & Culture, 'dedicated to sexual freedom and safety, offering classes and workshops that continue to promote a sex-positive reality. Come for this good cause. Wank for the greater good (Stroke 29 Masturbation Lube can help). Jill-off in pride and support. Help keep sex education safe, accurate and fun.'
More weird news from the wonderful world of sex… If you thought your Lovehoney Silver Jessica Rabbit Vibrator was the height of urbane sophistication, think again - your hairy, flea-infested prehistoric ancestor probably had one too. Although perhaps without a set of batteries…
Sick of your furry friend humping strangers' ankles? Tired of taking trousers to the drycleaners to have the pawprints and suspect white stains removed? Stop being so bloody selfish and buy your dog a Feel Addicted) advise, in slightly garbled English, that 'the pink hole beside (the most important part!) needs to be washed regularly for hygienic reasons. Once clean, you can apply some female odour spray on it (the spray is an accessorie) several times per month, when your dog seems sexually hungry or nervous.'
So next time your poodle whimpers after catching a glimpse of next-door's Dobermann, let him bury his anxieties in Hotdoll's hot pink rubber sleeve.
A couple of mildly diverting sex-related stories spotted in the papers: The Sun adds to that old tabloid standby, the inappropriate 999 call, the story of a man calling the police after his wife refused to have sex with him. Apparently he complained that he was being denied his 'matrimonial rights' and wanted an ambulance crew to 'examine' her. The request was denied. To read the full story click here. For similar situations we recommend Fleshlights or, if the object for the couple was an actual medical examination, our broad range of medical toys.
And you thought our happy rhino was weird … The latest sex craze sweeping the nation, according to April 3's The Sun, is couples having sex in furry animal costumes.
We've all been on dates that have gone so badly that we wished the ground would open up and swallow us. Or preferably, open up and swallow our date. Well, I guess the publishers of the best-selling Worst Case Scenario books have been on a few of those dates as well, because they've just released a Dating and Sex book.
Armed with the information in this book, you'll be able to tell if your date is married/an axe-murderer/a bad kisser/ a bad dresser (okay, we made that last one up). It also contains handy hints on what to do in awkward situations like having a credit card declined in a restaurant, or what to do if you can't remember your date's name. That happened to me once with what's-her-name. Check out the Worst Case Scenario Survial Handbook: Dating and Sex here.
And remember, why put up with bad dates when there are so many good sex toys around? Got a disastrous dating story you'd like to share? Tell us (and everyone else).
Hold almost unbearably tight! Precscription drug Viagra could have some more competition by the end of the year - from a Durex condom. The rubber-johnny maker is aiming to launch a revolutionary condom, codename CSD500, in late 2007. Its secret: an "erectogenic compound" called Zanifil that has a similar effect to Viagra but is applied directly to the skin.
The drug is currently waiting for approval by the US Federal Drug Administration and could be be the first Viagra-like chemical to be sold over the counter. If you can't wait til the end of the year, try one our male sex drive boosters.
God Bless the Daily Mail. Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold is invited to meet the Queen and rather than celebrate this wonderful award, the Mail runs a lengthy hatchet job entitled The Queen of Sleaze. Terrible.
With rampant assertions that the Ann Summers empire was built off the back of the Gold brothers' porn empire, the Mail clearly knows what turns its readers on - why else would it repeatedly mention magazine titles like Hardcore Housewives and coverlines like "'barely legal young sweet p***y"? (The Mail's asterisks, not mine.) While being exceptionally cruel to Jacqueline Gold, it's a work of journalistic art - until they get some basic facts wrong.
Yes, even the Mail has fallen into the trap of perpetuating the Rampant Rabbit Myth, claiming that Ann Summers's registered trademark vibrator was featured in the Sex And The City TV show. When, as any fool knows, it wasn't.
"[Gold Group's] last accounts show that the [Ann Summers] sex shops accounted for 97 per cent of its £3 million profit in 2005 and 84 per cent of its £145 million turnover," says the Mail. "All this was achieved by persuading women to gather together to buy the Rampant Rabbit Thruster (as seen on Sex In The City)…"
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