Technology
Toys
This 24k Gold Wearable Couples’ Toy Is Both Luxurious & Affordable

Are you ready for the ultimate in sex toy luxury…at a price that won’t break the bank? Because, seriously, while we love the idea of investing in sexual pleasure, most of us don’t have fifteen thousand dollars to splurge on a gold vibrator*. But how about $199 for a 24 karat gold-plated couples’ massager? Now […]

Research
20 Fun Facts About the World’s Relationship with Butt Toys

Not just butt toys, but prostate massagers for men, to be exact (though some may be enjoyed by the female of the species as well). Our friends over at LELO reviewed the sales stats for all their top-of-the-line P-spot products over the past few months and found some interesting trends: the US may beat Australia in […]

Confessions
Why Online Dating Is Much Rougher on Men Than Women

MVP reader Johnny said the following in response to our post, “New App: Online Dating Protection” (he was responding in particular to a concern we voiced that, rather than protect women, this app would just make it harder for jerk guys to disappear): Ahem. I have to disagree with your math on who’s going to […]

News
New App: Online Dating Protection

It’s like your online-dating-site bodyguard.  ShieldMe-DS — the DS stands for Date Shield — is a new app launched this past Friday (available on Android  and IOS) aimed at making all your sketchy hookups via Tinder et al less sketchy. First, let them reel you in by scaring the crap out of you: The world just isn’t safe anymore. Think […]

Pop Culture
6 Ways Technology Has Altered Your Love Life

by Kylie M. for YourTango Behold, the wonders of the Internet — changing your love life one social network, dating site and app at a time. Communicating with partners is more instant than ever before — but possibly also more complicated. According to our recent Dating In The Digital Age survey, 75% of you have experienced lovers’ quarrels caused by miscommunications […]

News
Thanks for Listening, Time Warner Cable

You may recall that in a post last week, we called out Time Warner Cable for their ridiculously out-of-touch animated WiFi-Denti-fier tool (pictured above). The tool basically assumed that you were straight, with no options for letting users select otherwise. Because apparently, gay and transgendered people never have problems with movies endlessly buffering, which is one […]

Uncategorized
Time Warner Cable Is for Straight White People Only, Please

  *** UPDATE: Within days of the following post going live, we heard from Time Warner Cable! They have pulled the tool down while they revise it. Read their response here. *** According to Time Warner Cable’s WiFi-Denti-fier tool (which is linked from Time Warner Cable’s homepage), only straight white people use WiFi and Time Warner Cable. […]

Pop Culture
LELO’s First Movie Explores Modern Intimacy… Without Sex Toys

You may know LELO as the creator of some of your favorite pleasure objects, but now they would also like you to think of them as movie people… though it’s all still in the interest of intimacy. Sex toy skeptics like to claim that bedside accessories reduce intimacy, inserting a piece of high-end silicone where […]

Toys
Em & Lo’s Sexy Holiday Gift Guide!

This is our five-part series on sexy gift giving this holiday season. We start with the affordable gifts around 10 bucks and work our way up with gifts priced around $25, $50, $100 and $150+. They’re not all sex toys, so you’re sure to find something for every adult on your shopping list! Gifts for […]

Toys
PINO: The 1st Pleasure Product Exclusively for…Bankers?

sponsored post Okay, it’s actually a gift set for men, but our friends over at LELO decided to have a little fun with the marketing, explaining that the banking angle “gave us the opportunity to come up with loads of banking puns: Deposit; Hostile takeover; Double dip; Sperm bank; The Ultimate Stimulus Package…” So what’s the […]

Pop Culture
28 “Pretty Woman” Quotes to Use When Online Dating

We loved the Buzzfeed experiment where a woman sent Tinder guys the emails from You’ve Got Mail, but we found a movie that’s even better suited for online dating. Here are the top 28 lines from Pretty Woman that could come in handy when online dating. Use if you dare!   The Pickup Line Approach […]

Toys
A Personal Trainer for Your Orgasm: Luna Smart Bead

sponsored post Your pelvic area muscles are like any other muscle: you use them or you lose them. They need regular workouts, especially as you get older, especially if you’re a woman who’s procreated. After all, stronger pelvic muscles mean more intense orgasms that are easier to come by, as it were. You just need […]

Toys
See Who Won the “UnDesign” Awards!

Here are the winners of LELO’s “UnDesign Award,” which asked designers in three categories to replace connectivity with genuine connection: 1. Fashion & Accessories Winner Title: “Toque” Designer: Aline Darc Piculo dos Santos What: Lingerie with a micro sensor of touch that lights up when someone touches it. About: “Nowadays, everyone is busy…” READ MORE […]

Toys
Which Intimacy Design Would You Vote For?

sponsored post LELO knows a thing or two about great intimacy design: They’ve sold 7 million products as of January 2014 They’re currently sold in 50 international markets They’ve won 15 major design and industry awards since 2009 But their most recent project is curiously called the UnDesign Award. They asked entrants to go back […]

Websites
Highlights from #YesAllWomen

The Twitterstorm known as #YesAllWomen that’s blown up over the past week — in response to both the misogyny-fueled killing spree at UCSB last Friday and the misguided hashtag “NotAllMen” that took off shortly thereafter — has shined a bright light on how much more work needs to be done dismantling idealogical sexism. Here’s a […]

TV
@Midnight’s #FilthyCelebrities Hashtag War

Our favorite show (besides “True Detective,” and the second season of “House of Cards,” and “The Bachelor,” duh) is @Midnight hosted by the adorable Chris Hardwick (of “Shipmates” fame!). It’s a late night Comedy Central game show wherein three comedians (different each night) compete to make the funniest jokes about that day’s Internet “news,” memes […]