BDSM
How To
How to Introduce Kink Into Your Relationship (Esp If You’re a Dude)

Lelo’s Etherea Silk Cuffs Our friend, previous Nerve coworker, and fellow writer Grant Stoddard recently hit us up for some insight for his Men’s Health article “Does She Deserve a Spanking?” This is how these things go: article writer asks you (the author of a book on the subject in question) a bunch of questions, you […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: A Different Kind of Ravishment Fantasy

Awesome gender-swapped version of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” by Mod Carousel Reader Simple Girl said the following in response to our post, “Wise Guys: Do Men Have Rape Fantasies, Too?” I have fantasies about raping my boyfriend.. Just rip him apart while he’s tied to a bed or something. I just wanna see how he […]

Pop Culture
“150 Shades of Play” at the IPPY Awards!

Last night, we attended the IPPY Awards ceremony in NYC to receive our silver medals for all-around awesomeness in an independently-published sex & relationship book.150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is now an award-winner! While sipping our complimentary cocktails (yay, open bar!), nibbling the mediocre passed apps (free food, eh), listening to all the award announcements (there […]

Dream Interpretation
My BDSM Relationship Is Giving Me Nightmares

“Em & Lo’s Shades of Play Kit” at GoodVibes 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. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. This week, a reader asks Lauri: I have, for lack of […]

How To
The 5 Most Important Things to Know About Spanking (Before You Try It)

A little spanking session in the bedroom is a quick, easy, and affordable way to spice things up (look ma, nothing but hands!). But as with anything involving painful pleasure, there are always important safety issues — both physical and emotional — that you should familiarize yourself with first, before you go swatting away like […]

Books
C Is for Cuffs

Lelo’s Etherea Silk Cuffs (a black version is part of their Dare Me Pleasure Set) The following is from our very own naughty, award-winning dictionary, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Bolded words signify individual entries that appear elsewhere in the A-to-Z section of the book. Anything with a tie icon indicates an activity or […]

How To
B Is for Blindfold

LELO’s Intima Silk Blindfold The following is from our very own naughty dictionary, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Bolded words signify individual entries that appear elsewhere in the A-to-Z section of the book. Anything with a tie icon indicates an activity or prop mentioned in the Fifty Shades series (symbolic of the famous woven tie Christian Grey uses […]

Pop Culture
Our “150 Shades of Play” Won an IPPY!!!

Woohoo!!!! Our most recent book, “150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink” has won a 2013 IPPY Award! The Independent Publishers Book Awards is the world’s largest book awards contest and the longest-running unaffiliated independent publishing awards contest (since 1996). It’s designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles […]

News
Moms Are Kinky People Too

Lelo’s Etherea Silk Cuffs Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Sure, you could get her some nice flowers…again. Or you could get her something she’ll really enjoy: our new book, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink! Here us out: Mom’s loved the Twilight series, but secretly wished there was more sex […]

Pop Culture
G Is for Gimp

The following is from our very own naughty dictionary, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Bolded words signify individual entries that appear elsewhere in the A-to-Z section of the book. Anything with a tie icon  indicates an activity or prop mentioned in the Fifty Shades series (symbolic of the famous woven tie Christian Grey uses to restrain Anastasia Steele…and oh […]

Pop Culture
A Is for “Anastasia Steele”

The following is from our very own naughty dictionary, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink. Bolded words signify individual entries that appear elsewhere in the A-to-Z section of the book. Anything with a tie icon  indicates an activity or prop mentioned in the Fifty Shades series (symbolic of the famous woven tie Christian Grey uses to restrain Anastasia Steele). […]

Toys
Get Our “150 Shades of Play” Kit on GoodVibes!

“Em & Lo’s Shades of Play Kit” at GoodVibes We’re thrilled to announce that Good Vibrations is our first retail partner for our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink! We’ve been big GV fans for years, and it’s an honor to work with them — we love what they stand […]

Pop Culture
Erotic Deathmatch: Fifty Shades of Grey vs. 150 Shades of Play

Jamie Maclean is the founder and editor of the Erotic Review Magazine, an intelligent and artsy London-based website dedicated to sex (and NOT the US-based Yelp for escorts of a similar name). So how could we all not get on?! And then he called us “New York’s coolest sex therapists” and said that our new book, 150 Shades […]

How To
5 Ways That Getting Kinky Can Improve Your Relationship

photo via flickr Our new book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, is on sale now. Here are five good reasons to check it out and get your kink on… 1. INCREASED TRUST It takes a boatload of trust to let someone tie you up or clamp your nipples or spank you […]

News
Last Chance for Great Last-Minute Gift: 150 SHADES OF PLAY!

This is your last chance to give the MOST entertaining/romantic/kinky/informative, funny/sexy/outrageous holiday gift of the year! Our how-to companion piece to Fifty Shades of Grey titled 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink is available now on Amazon. Here are the remaining deadlines you have to beat to get your copies by Xmas: THU 20TH: Last full day […]

How To
Top 10 Kinky New Year’s Resolutions

As we say in our book (now on sale for less than ten bucks!), 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink, “Being kinky might mean bringing props into the bedroom, it might mean acting out dark fantasies, it might even mean wearing something absolutely ridiculous — but then again, being kinky might just […]