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WIP Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something... Blue?

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Hey folx! It's been an intense couple of weeks. First Friday was a blast - For the month of May, we are hosting a compilation of merkins, lovingly crafted by regular, down-to-earth people just like you - Some even within the comfort of our own little brick-and-mortar shop! Merkins have a really interesting history - We can talk about merkins, but for in this post, I wanted to talk about electrifying your sex life.Yes, you read that right! Don't worry - No meat hooks or "weird" torture implements here. Let's talk about using electricity to get off! Truth be told, I have a...

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Our Favorite Scientist Presents: The Sexual Spectrum

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Our Favorite Scientist Presents: The Sexual Spectrum

In the recent Santa Cruz heat, it's almost felt too hot to move. I've spent many days off work holed up in my house, trying not to melt all over the room and cause a mess. For those days when you are too sweaty and icky to move, Netflix is a godsend! In my Netflix travels, I discovered that Bill Nye's latest TV project has come to life! Enter Bill Nye Saves the World. Aimed at a more varied and adult audience than his earlier project, Bill Nye Saves The World retains every bit of his old-school campiness and charm. So what's this got to do...

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Traveling While Queer: Some Resources

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Traveling While Queer: Some Resources

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to travel outside the country with my lovely partner. Our primary itinerary was to Milan, Italy, and we had a layover both ways in Istanbul, Turkey. Both our families freaked out, worried for our safety. We didn't have the same concerns they did, but we did wonder: As a couple comprised of a constantly female-clocked NB and a fabulously-femme lady partner, how would we be received by the people at each destination? What resources and what sort of queer scene would we find abroad?As it happens, there is a large and esteemed LGBTQI* rights organization headquartered in each country where...

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Product Review: Slippery Stuff

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Product Review: Slippery Stuff

If you've spent any time with us in person or online, you'll know that lube is one of the things we recommend for any romp or roll in the hay. Meet the newest member of our lube collection, Slippery Stuff!Slippery Stuff is unique among our water-based lube offerings. As you may know, water-based lubricants offer some of the greatest versatility among the various types out there. They are safe for use with all toy materials and all kinds of barrier protection. Among our water-based lubes, Slippery Stuff has a very unique texture. It looks and behaves a lot like the vagina's...

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Vibrators for Outies: An Answer to "Do Men Even Like That??"

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Vibrators for Outies: An Answer to "Do Men Even Like That??"

Working at Pure Pleasure, I have access to a lot of different kinds of sex toys. With respect to vibrators, I've seen that a kind of stereotype has arisen that vibrators are "for women." This really does any sex-inclined person a disservice. When many people tell me "vibrators are for women," what they mean is, "Isn't a vagina a requirement to enjoy vibration?" The short answer is, "Not even close!" Just like you might enjoy hamburgers while your friend might tend to vomit at the sight of them, there's a huge range of experiences and preferences when it comes to genital stimulation. It might surprise you to hear that...

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