Category Archives: sextoys

Smaller Balls, Better Dad

Sex toy company Nalone has released a range of nine sex toys that respond to the user’s moans – the louder and faster you are, the faster the toy vibrates keeping time with your responses. Whisper and the toy responds slightly, while loud noises or music will produce strong vibrations. The toys use touch technology and electro magnetic pulses to allow users to customise their vibrating patterns. Clever!



I’m not sure how anyone is going to feel about this, but Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has released a study that found that men with small testicles make better fathers and are more involved in their children’s upbringing. The research team used MRI scans to measure the volume of the testicles of fifty-five fathers and the men – and the mothers of their children answered questions to determine how hands-on they are as dads. The blokes with smaller testicles got the best parenting scores and were seen as the most nurturing. Fifty-five men is not exactly a huge sample group, and other academics have described the result as “very surprising.” The Emory University researchers did note that being involved with your children is largely a matter of choice, however.



Be glad you have access to hundreds of sex advice books if you need them: women in China are apparently so starved for sexual information that they are willing to pay hundreds of dollars to learn how to have sex. A number of sex coaches are said to be tapping the Chinese market and reports say that the demand for information is high. Many young people leave school without even cursory sexual education, and conservative social mores means people are reluctant to talk about sex publicly. Studies seem to confirm this: in 2010, a report from Peking University claimed that half of sexually active unmarried people in China have unprotected sex; another study found that only 9 percent of Chinese know how to put a condom on properly. Yikes!



Dusk TV, an adult cable station, held its first “Porna Awards” this Saturday – porna being their word for porn aimed at female viewers. A panel of than more 1,700 women watched and rated porn films and these seven were nominated:

Your Orgasm Inside Me – Dane Jones

Cabaret Desire – Erika Lust

The Kiss – Kendo

Aphrodite Superstar – Candida Royalle

A Taste Of Joy – Petra Joy

Don Juan’s Therapist – Nica Noelle

Skin. Like. Sun. – Jennifer Lyon Bell

Petra Joy’s A Taste Of Joy won the overall award. Joy uses non-professionals, often couples, in her work and makes women’s pleasure central to the storyline.

High IQ=High Sex-Drive?

Students at top universities spend more on sex toys – that’s according to research from online sex toy retailer, Lovehoney. According to Lovehoney’s consumer research, a high intelligence is correlated with a high sex-drive. However there is another way of interpreting the correlation: that the super-smart have less sex and, therefore, are more willing to spend money on sex toys! More rigorous research suggests this may be the case – a study from MIT and Wellesley College in the US found that young people who attend university have sex less frequently, and fewer sexual partners, than those who quit studying after high school.

Vodka and Vibrators

Do women really find it that difficult to talk about masturbation? Not my friends, but according to the owner of Love Joule, a Tokyo bar, they do. “Since most people view female masturbation as something of a mystery or taboo, it is not a usual topic at typical bars,” says Megumi Nakagawa, the bar’s owner. I hardly think it is a mystery to most women, but hey, I might be wrong. Love Joule aims to encourage conversation by displaying vibrators along with the alcohol. The bar is women-only although men are welcome if a female friend accompanies them.

Sex toy boom

Porn is no longer recession-proof, but sex toys seem to be. Industry figures show that sales of sex toys have been growing at around 30 percent every year and the industry is now worth over €3 billion annually. Perhaps this is unsurprising since sex toys are popular – around a quarter of all women own a vibrator, and about half of all American women have used one.

In Bed With Obama

As far as politicians go, Obama is kinda a hottie and the ladies, we do like him. But I am not sure we like him quite enough to want a dildo bearing his image. Poor Obama. It’s not exactly Mount Rushmore, although I suppose it is a compliment of sorts.

obama dildo

But never fear, there is some Obama loving for the guys as well. Oh yes – an Obama blow up doll. Looks nothing like him, but here’s an image anyway.

Obama doll

New Irish Adult Store

Sisters are doing it for themselves… and for you. The G-Spot is Ireland’s newest adult store, run by an all female team. The online store has a range of vibes, dildos, books, movies, lingerie and shoes. I’m loving the Police Shoes with mini handcuff ornaments.

Better still, if they don’t have what you want, the G-Spot takes orders by email and they don’t charge for delivery. See

Celebrity Sex Dolls

It’s not all glamour, champagne and parties if you are a celebrity. Being the object of thousands of people’s fantasies has it’s drawback, one being the celebrity sex doll. Here’s a few to take a gander at. The one thing I wonder is, since it’s illegal to make money out of someone else’s image, how many of them signed up and are actually getting paid for this?





Would you use the ex’s sex toys?

Oh how I laughed when I read this… Bossy is an Aussie agony aunt (alliteration!) who tells it like it is. Here she answers a man who can’t understand why his new girlfriend is not keen on using his ex’s sex toys, despite the fact that he washed them! Read the full story here. The comments are pretty funny.

Yeuch! There is no way in hell I’d ever use another woman’s vibrator. It’d be like wearing a stranger’s underwear, but worse…

Sharing sex toys is not a good idea in general. Even if you clean them, you can spread STIs that way. If you do, you have to use a condom over the toy. Even still I’d be a bit iffy about it…

Orgasms for Haiti

The Earth Angel, the Irish company that made the world’s first totally green vibrator have released their newest toy, the Dark Angel.

The Dark Angel is also an environmentally sound vibe, but even better, the company has decided that for every unit sold through its website, it will to donate 10 euros to the Irish Red Cross for relief in Haiti.

See The Earth Angel for more details.


Top Sex Toys?

Hmmm… here’s The Metro’s round up for the best sex gadgets of the last decade.
Top Sex Toys

Not sure I’d agree. And I reckon that at just under 5000 euro, Roxxxy the Sex Robot should have had better lingerie… But then I’m not exactly the target market.