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Canadian sex shop Come As You Are has a rating system for the porn they offer which indicates 5 different levels of explicitness. They also use icons to indicate the inclusion of things like group sex, BDSM, anal play, and more. Allows fans of a certain type of play to seek out the porn that depicts it, or those who aren’t fans to avoid it in their porn.

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Ask O Megan and The CSPH: Why Do Some Orgasms Feel Different?

Megan Andelloux illustrates how different types of sexual play stimulate different nerve systems.

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Toy Review: Iroha Mini by Tenga
One speed, battery-powered, compact size, waterproof, ABS and elastomer, $20-30
You can see a trailer of sorts for this toy here - please note its Weeble-like ability to stay upright: http://youtu.be/BfO0QB9fkMM
Very happy that Tenga is offering an effective, body-safe, and well-designed toy at such a low price point.

Toy Review: Iroha Mini by Tenga

One speed, battery-powered, compact size, waterproof, ABS and elastomer, $20-30

You can see a trailer of sorts for this toy here - please note its Weeble-like ability to stay upright: http://youtu.be/BfO0QB9fkMM

Very happy that Tenga is offering an effective, body-safe, and well-designed toy at such a low price point.

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Planned Parenthood answers questions about biological sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Includes answers to: “What’s the difference between sex and gender?” “What is feminine? What is masculine?” “How can I challenge gender stereotypes?” “What can I do to help stop homophobia?”

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This is somewhat indirectly related to sexual health and pleasure, but it’s still pertinent: Early 2 Bed gives the low-down on the different Stand-to-Pee devices (STPs) that they offer. Useful for all female-bodied folks, whether trans- or cisgender.

On a related note, Early 2 Bed has a subsidiary online shop called FTM Essentials which has a decent selection of gender expression products.

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Sensitive to Your Condoms?

Here’s a good troubleshooting guide if you’ve been struggling with sensitivities but can’t figure out if it’s your lube or your condoms.

I’ve found that The Pleasure Chest has reliable information on the type of lube that’s included with a condom, in addition to width, length, thickness, and material info (just check the “Specs” tab on the product page). The Condom Depot, however, does NOT have reliable information about lube type.

Good Vibes also has these handy condom comparison charts, which organize condoms by price point, material, and size; there’s even a chart comparing different vegan condoms.

A still-unanswered question: why do lubes provide ingredient information, but condoms don’t provide ingredient information for their included lube?

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Kegel Camp is an app from Emily Morse (of Sex With Emily) that provides guided workouts for your PC muscles. There are different levels of workouts available, and you can be bumped up levels automatically after completing a certain number of workouts (or you can just choose the level yourself). The app also provides reminders and tips, which can be very helpful.

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Vancouver progressive sex shop WomynsWare calls out adult companies for selling defective toy lines, unsafe materials, or just plain bad products in their blog column, “Beware”…

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Vixen Creations’ limited edition Leoweenie is on sale at Babeland; you can get it and other Halloween-themed toys for 15% off right now. For Epiphora’s review of this toy, see here. Happy Halloween!
(Photo from Babeland.com)

Vixen Creations’ limited edition Leoweenie is on sale at Babeland; you can get it and other Halloween-themed toys for 15% off right now. For Epiphora’s review of this toy, see here. Happy Halloween!

(Photo from Babeland.com)

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Compare and Contrast: The Implant

Here’s the delightful Lucy Knisley talking about her very positive experience with the implant on Oh Joy Sex Toy.

And here’s a post on the Smith College Peer Sexuality Educators’ Tumblr about a not-so-positive experience with the implant. That post includes a link to a YouTube video of an implant removal, which I have not yet watched.

Again, Bedsider provides a good overview of all birth control options, so if you’re trying to settle on a birth control method, make sure to check them out. I love Bedsider.