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Tidbits; Vibrator Frequencies

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The world of vibrators designed for the nether regions is pretty amazing, especially with the multitude of choices out there. I am going to forgo the colours, shapes and sizes, and talk more about those in later tidbits, for now I am going to focus on the vibration, and in particular the pitch and speed otherwise known as frequency.

Many are faced with a multitude of options and truthfully just don’t know where to start, and the most common is the vibration (more…)

The Marathon Man, As Seen In HUSH Magazine,

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The marathon man, and no I’m not talking about athletes, although this kind of man fancies himself that. A hot and heavy session of marathon sex is not without it’s benefits: the closeness, the passion, action, varied positions, all to the culmination of the explosive orgasm. But in reality, once twenty minutes has been surpassed, at least one of the participants, and we’ve all heard this before, is thinking of what colour nail polish to wear next, or if the underwear they put on that morning was actually clean.

Many without knowing it have the world of pornography to thank for that, the often unrealistic time span presentations of couples engaged in endless pounding action and deep throated gobbles. (more…)

Sex Workers Speak Out

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Originally Posted July 26/14

This is about the Vancouver event held on July 24. Thanks Maggie for this wonderful article!

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Several women inspired me last night. And made me laugh. And cry.

Scarlett Lake and Velvet Steele have made their living from sex work for decades. Last night, for over an hour, they answered questions from a supportive audience about their lives, (more…)

Sexy This Week; Hairy Forearms

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Manscaping is a good thing, but these days it has been taken to extremes in my eyes and the beholders of many others. What started off as a process to clean up the hair from unruly eyebrows, legs, backs and butt crack, seems to have extended beyond that to the forearms of so many overly processed pretty boys. Looking at smooth forearms evokes images of prepubescent boys, that make even the most tolerant give their heads a shake. Hairy forearms on a man, that’s what’s sexy this week.

Hair on a man is not all coarse and prickly, but quite the contrary, soft, downy and wonderful to touch! Even the legs, of which the women and men into men, know the feel of hairy legs rubbing up against their own in the heated frictions of passion, (more…)

Tidbits; Life In The Sex Shop Comes In All Ages

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Life at the sex shop isn’t always about the young, beautiful, and physically fit venturing through the doors for the latest and greatest of sex toys on the market. It’s a variety of folks that come from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, cultural beliefs, religions, anything and everything, you name it, we see it. I realized long ago working as a sex educator and at the sex shop, that sex doesn’t stop as a person ages, let alone when a person loses a loved one. In particular someone who has been with an individual all their loving adult life. (more…)

Tidbits; SWANNzine; Supporting Women’s Alternatives Network of Vancouver

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Spotlight on Community Partner This month, SWAN talked to sexual health educator, sex work activist and dominatrix Velvet Steele and asked her about lube.

 

For PDF click for download Summer 2014 SWANzine

Sexy This Week; Bed Hair

It is the accessory that adorns our heads, and for those of us that have it, we’ve spent, by the times our lives on this plane have fizzled out, thousands of dollars washing, conditioning, cutting, chemically treating, and styling it. Our hair. The crowning glory for many, century after century the first thing noticed on a person before a wardrobe, and hygiene. Shiny, lustrous, healthy hair, styled to perfection always garners the attention of the passing admirer, but a head of hair tousled to extremes fresh from a bedroom romp alway gets the double take and that’s what’s sexy this week.

Hair that begins as a work of art from the ritual of a 15 to 20 minute prep, ready for the world reveal, a part of daily life, quickly settles as the elements of the day permeate every strand weighing it down, dulling it’s sheen. Hair that with a quick freshen, is ready for an evening of play, an evening on the town, some debbie harrywining, dining, and dancing, or just a business meeting. (more…)

Tidbits; SeXXXting

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Now that cell phones are, for the most part, a worldwide device, communication has gotten just that much easier. In the early days of the phone there was a combination of letters and numbers used to identify where your call was to be directed after calling in to an operator. The movie, Butterfield 8, with Elizabeth Taylor exemplified that ever so perfectly, a film I highly recommend!

Beyond all that dialling, pressing buttons with numbers on them is texting. The not so new method of communication. Texting, the pressing of buttons with letters on them, we all know what it is, and do it religiously. Although first designed to be used for another reason, it morphed into a form of communication the inventors never intended to be used the way it is today, for SEXXXTING! (my spelling and I am sticking to it!!) What older folk called phone sex, only sexxxting leaves little to the imagination. (more…)

As Seen In; HUSH Magazine Workplace Wanks

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ANECDOTES, SEX | JUNE 18, 2014 BY VELVET STEELE

Slowly the heat begins to rise from your toes up. You feel it take hold of your knees making you weak, ache, unable to get up as goose bumps begin to form across your back, up your spine, and through your shoulder blades as it continues up the back of your neck like the subtle bites you gave your last partner. Soft nips that produced squeals and moans of delight. The tingles are relentless as they push forward; up and over your scalp making hair stand on end, and a reddened face burn white-hot. The feeling moves onward and down your chest, making lazy nipples stand at (more…)

Sexy This Week; Curves

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Models of the current fashion runways are younger, paler, harbour a vacant look with eyes that reveal little to no soul, and they are THIN! Unnervingly thin and in sharp contrast to the models that graced the pages of the fashion magazines prior to the mid sixties. It wasn’t an overnight thing but a gradual change that folks have noticed and protested against, only to fall on the deaf ears of fashion’s dictatorial elite.

Board like figures void of any shape and curves do not illicit the desires to touch, hold, and caress, but rather shun and give the urge to buy the girl a box of donuts. Curvy, shapely, healthy bodies do command the touch reflex, and if not to touch, then to look, look long and hard, because curves are what’s sexy this week. (more…)