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Archive | 2009

Jingle Balls!

December 25, 2009

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smartballs_teneoSmartballs by Fun Factory

That warm, fuzzy feeling you get from the holiday season can be experienced any time of year really (at least by the ladies) thanks to Smartballs, vaginal balls-within-balls that rotate fast and steadily with pelvic movement to help improve PC muscle strength and sensitivity — the lazy way of doing your Kegels! They’re made by Fun Factory, pretty much our favorite toy producer out there these days — they make high quality, body-safe products that always come with cleaning, care and usage instructions (usually not the case with cheap sex toys). So Fun Factory’s latest balls — the new-and-improved version called Teneo — are no different.

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Your Sex-Related New Year’s Resolutions

December 24, 2009

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vintage_couple_bed_love0003photo via Foxtongue

Who said that a new year’s resolution had to involve giving up something you enjoy? Rehab is for quitters!¬†Here’s a novel idea: take on some booty-related resolutions instead. We’ve compiled two lists of resolutions, depending on whether you’re single or loved-up. Learn them, live them, love them…

If you’re in a LTR (or monogamish)…

  1. No more faking in bed. And we don’t just mean orgasms–no more pretending that you like something you don’t, either (“Oooh yeah baby that feels so good when you yank on my pubes”). For inspiration, check out all the¬†real orgasms at Beautiful Agony.
  2. Vow to never ask yourself, “Is this normal?” in bed.
  3. Phone sex — just do it. (You can baby-step your way there via dirty talk and¬†text-sex.)
  4. Share a new fantasy out loud with your partner. If you’re feeling shy,¬†create a fantasy suggestion box.
  5. Lube, it does a body good.
  6. Don’t always wait to get into bed together to have sex — nookie before a dinner date is vastly underrated.
  7. Compliment his penis/her body on a regular basis.
  8. Make a little more noise during sex to show your appreciation.
  9. Do you crave sleep more than sex? Then institute an afternoon nap to save your sex life.
  10. Spend at least one evening a week without your partner. (Appointment TV doesn’t count.)

Read the list for single (or singlish) people at SUNfiltered



Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2009

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santa_claus_christmas_wrapping_paperphoto by plindberg

We hope you have a great Christmas Day and nice long weekend off! Here’s hoping there’s something saucy and battery-operated in your stocking…or at least a nice new pair of undies. Our post load will be light the next few days, but we‚Äôll be back with our regularly scheduled program on Monday. Joy to the world!


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Blog Snog: The Naughties, Hanukkah Boyfs, and Holiday Blasphemy

December 23, 2009

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Sundance Film Festival’s Top 10 Lessons in Love

December 23, 2009

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The movies are a great place to learn about life, including your love life. Let the characters in these ten Sundance Festival films make the big dating and mating mistakes so you don’t have to:

  1. Once: Sometimes the best love affairs are the ones you never have (i.e. the fantasy is often better than the reality).
  2. The Tao of Steve: In order to be successful with women, be desireless, be excellent, be gone.
  3. Garden State: Be aware that your prescription meds may be inhibiting your ability to fall in love (or at least your desire to have sex).
  4. In the Company of Men: Never trust a guy who says “Never trust anything that can bleed for a week and not die.” Be wary of men named Chad. And whatever you do, don’t date anyone who resembles Aaron Eckhart (see also “Towelhead”).
  5. (500) Days of Summer: If someone tells you they don’t want anything serious and you do, DO NOT LIE and say you are cool with that. Little lamb, this will only lead to heartbreak.

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Top 10 Skills You (Should Have) Learned from Us in 2009

December 22, 2009

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sex_position_statue_egypt2photo by sinabeet

Ladies and gentlemen, have you been taking notes? We didn’t think so. Well, you’re in luck, because we have a very organized archive and you can find all our how-to columns at the click of a link. If you were student of the year and showed up to every single day, here are the top ten sex and love skills that would now be in your repertoire. And if you were slacker of the year, just click on the handy links below to catch up. You’re welcome.

  1. How to buy a decent sex toy.
  2. How to spank your luvver.
  3. How to have a one-night stand.
  4. How to take naughty pics.
  5. How to split the bill.
  6. How to pull off a striptease.
  7. How to blindfold your partner.
  8. How to play with candles (a.k.a. how to embrace your inner goth).
  9. How to use economics to succeed on the pick-up scene.
  10. How to fake first-date confidence.

Stick around for lots more lessons in 2010 — and yes, there will be a test. In the meantime, don’t forget to eat more fiber.¬†And that’s how it’s done.


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Naked News: A Sex-Positive Streep, a Fallen Jonas Bro & Sad Pattinson Fans

December 22, 2009

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meryl_streep_alec_baldwin_its_complicatedscene from new movie “It’s Complicated”

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Wise Guys: Is a Striptease a Good Last-Minute Gift?

December 22, 2009

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burlesque_stripperAdvice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the question, “If your partner gave you a serious striptease with a serious striptease face and cheesy music, would it really be the best present ever or would it be kinda weird and uncomfortable?”:

anonymous_suitStraight Single Guy (Max):
A serious striptease requires two things. First, there cannot be cheesy music. Barry White makes me laugh. He does not turn me on. Traditional “sexy” music like that isn’t very serious. Using it would probably just be weird and uncomfortable. Give me my favorite music, or perhaps our favorite music. Second, just like a strip bar, I cannot be allowed to touch. This means that I must be tied down, pinned down or somehow unable to simply grab her once she begins to undress. (Unlike a strip bar however, bouncers are a bad idea). The whole appeal of stripping is the tease, and we men have very little self control. You know this: Once one piece of clothing comes off, we’re prone to rip the rest of it off as well. A striptease where the timetable is entirely decided upon by the girl stripping… Yeah. That could actually be the best thing ever.

terence_100Gay Committed Guy (Terence):
I gotta go with an emphatic no on the partner striptease. I feel terrible about it. I should be thrilled by the idea, right? Then I think, what if my neighbor did one for me? Oh yeah, that’d be hot. So my rudimentary scientific method tells me that stripteases get me going when I don’t know the person all that well. Then again, when I think of my boss and a couple co-workers whom I don’t know all too well, I come up with a¬† revised theory: stripteases get my juices flowing when I don’t the person all that well, but want to get to know them in bed. That’s it. With my partner I’d be, like, oh please. But now here’s a little twist. If my partner were to seriously strip my clothes off me with or without a serious face and cheesy music, I’d probably cream my pants before my socks got pulled off.

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10 Worst Things to Say at Your Partner’s Family Holiday Dinner

December 21, 2009

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holiday_dinner_tablephoto by Average Jane

  1. Forget charades, let’s debate the Stupak Amendment!
  2. So what made you guys decide not to circumcise your son?
  3. No Brussels sprouts for me, thanks — we’re planning on anal tonight and I don’t want to be gassy.
  4. Hoo-boy, anyone got a box of matches I could borrow for the bathroom?
  5. I think it’s so great that you’re comfortable serving canned cranberry sauce.

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Dream Interpretation: An HIV+ Boyfriend in Target

December 21, 2009

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Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. This week, a reader asks Lauri:

My boyfriend and I have been on rocky ground lately and I can’t seem to break through the tension. There’s no intimacy or sex. We’ve been bickering a lot and I recently found out that he’s come very close to cheating. Last night, I had a weird dream about the two of us that I cannot figure out:¬†I was sitting on a couch in a living room setup, but it was by the checkout in a Target store. My boyfriend was there, as was his family and my coworkers (through whom we met). Also, there were random people shopping around us. Apparently, I found out he was HIV+ (in the dream). I was in this living room crying, but his mom said that the whole family had this disease. My boyfriend was telling me that I knew this about him already, so it was ridiculous to act surprised. When he said that, I knew he was right — I was somehow aware of his status, but I was still devastated. I couldn’t stop sobbing in front of everyone and I was so embarrassed.¬†I’m certain this dream has to do with our issues, but I can’t figure out why I was in a living room in Target, why everyone was there…¬†Any insight would be appreciated.

lauri_loewenberg_100Lauri: When we are in a bind in waking life and don’t know what to do, our dreams come to the rescue to help us sort it all out. Our dream thoughts are far more focused and insightful than our waking thought… they just speak a different language. Your dream is undoubtedly trying to help you with your relationship.

The living room set up suggests that this is about an issue you have been living with daily (the issue with your boyfriend). The checkout means that you or he or both of you are about ready to check out of the relationship. Why Target? Perhaps you are feeling targeted in some way by him. Does he aim his anger at you? Or are you the one aiming at him?

HIV in the dream indicates you now feel he is ‚Äúdiseased‚ÄĚ emotionally, he is behaving in an unhealthy manner. He says, in the dream, that you knew about this. In waking life, did you know what he was really like and dated him anyway thinking you could change him? What about him in reality should you not be surprised about?

The embarrassment you feel in the dream is connected to embarrassment you feel in waking life. Do others know that he almost cheated? Do others know what is going on with you guys? Did others warn you about him before you got involved with him anyway?

Whatever the case, your dream seems to be showing you the situation is unhealthy and your ability to checkout is right there in front of you yet you are staying put on your metaphoric couch being miserable. Hopefully seeing your situation from this perspective will help you make the right decision. Good luck!

Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. Anonymity guaranteed! And don’t forget: you can get access to Lauri’s free Dream Dictionary on her site.