Category Archives: contests

but when you smile at the ground // giveaway

Another giveaway to blog about this week!

Tina over at Travel Nurse Toybox is giving away a Jollie Deluxe with gold sparkles from Chavez Dezignz! These beautiful toys are handcrafted and made with silicone. They have a completely unique shape based upon the female anatomy and allow for other toys to be used simultaneously, and have amazing girth. The deluxe ones are filled with beautiful designs like puffballs and Valentine’s sparkles, but you can also get them in lovely solid colors.

Seriously, these beauties are amazing. I have been wanting to get my hands on one for months, but cannot decide on the perfect decoration or the $200 a deluxe Jollie will cost me!

You can enter to win one from Tina to celebrate her birthday here! The entries are very easy and only one requires a Facebook entry.

Good luck!

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there’s always one thing that i’ll know // giveaway

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Yes, I will post for TMI Tuesday tomorrow, but for tonight, have another giveaway post! Personally, I hate Valentine’s Day (it’s easy to when you’re single), but it’s awesome because everyone is hosting pretty amazing giveaways.

I’ve pimped Blue Karen’s giveaways before here, and I’m here to do it again! Everyone, EVERYONE, knows that I love lingerie. It makes me feel sexy and pretty when I don’t otherwise, plus it’s just a lot of fun to have. Even if no one sees it, you know what you’re wearing and how amazing it is. Luckily for me (and all you other lingerie lovers), Madame Liberty is teaming up with Blue Karen to give away the winner’s choice of one of three bra and panties sets! All of the three choices are gorgeous, but my personal favorite is the one pictured above, Spice Bazaar. I just love the colors and the intricacy of the pattern, and may even buy myself a set if I’m not the lucky winner!

You can enter here – the first entry is easy! After that you’ll need either Twitter or Facebook, but only 3 of the entry methods require Facebook.

Good luck!

and now she’s waiting on the right kind of pilot to come // contest

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Twice in one week? You must be so confused! I have to admit that I’m a bit surprised at myself… But this contest is just too cute to not blog about.

First, you may know by now that my goal in life (after, you know, paying off student loans, finding the perfect job, getting married, finally being pretty, all that good stuff) is to own an collection exclusively of the prettiest sex toys. I’ve been working on this for years now on a very small budget. Like, miniscule. When I first saw this giveaway floating around on Twitter, I had never heard of the G Spot Lollipop. I went to the website… and fell in love. They are the freaking cutest things ever. They don’t look like a sex toy. They come in girly colors. You can take super adorable pictures with them. See above (clicking on the image will take you to the company website).

Yes, of course it’s great that they have such potential as sex toys as well. It’s an incredibly simple idea that may be less intimidating than a traditional g-spot vibrator, which can be quite large. It seems like you could get a lot more control with the shape to either find your g-spot or apply pressure, as needed. Really, I’m still blown away by how simple the design is and how different it is from most other popular sex toys.

Additionally, I started following Jen on Geek In Me Reviews and I have to say that I really like her! She is super friendly and knows all the best stuff (this is so not just because anyone who likes Sherlock is automatically awesome). So double the bonus!

Jen and G Spot Lollipop are giving away a Double Pop in Pink for Valentine’s Day! The entries are very simple and only a couple require a Facebook login. I’m so excited someone will get to win one! (Seriously, they are just that cute.)

it’s always darkest before the dawn // contest

Whoa! Sorry for the huge delay between posts! Everything has just caught up with my very quickly. I’m submitting a major application next week that has me doing work at my computer almost nonstop (I am definitely going to need that massage in a couple of weeks. Gods I have such a huge crush on the guy that does my massages) and Tuesday was primary election day in California (which is a rant for a different day and a different blog).

Anyone who reads this enough or has been (un)lucky enough to hear my thoughts on the subject knows that I have a deep and wide submissive side. There are a number of different ways to look at this. With one partner it was because I loved the feeling that he was so much more experienced than I was. Having him tell me what to do made me feel, for lack of a better word, useful, and I love being told I’m a quick learner.

Yes, I admit to being a little lazy, especially when my partner isn’t very stimulating. I have done that in the past… just kind of let my partner do whatever he wanted because I really wasn’t that interested. I tried to take control and get him to do what I wanted (or at least something that would be stimulating enough to get me into it) in the form of a little roughness and spanking, but sadly that didn’t go anywhere. He actually said it was too much work for him, so I gave up.

On the sex and the relationship, in case anyone was wondering.

With my current partner I love being submissive in all the best ways (in my opinion). I love having him tell me what to do so I can please him. It turns me on incredibly to know that it’s good for him. I also like relinquishing control to him. He treats me like a princess all the time; I kind of like it when he takes control and does rough, sexy things to me. Making me do what he wants, instead of him bending to my will, gets me so hot. I think it’s that I trust him, so being completely submissive to him is incredibly intimate.

There’s a limit on our submissive/dominant relationship (he admitted to me early on that he doesn’t really have a dominant kind of personality, so it’s super sweet that he does it just for me), but the extents to which we take it are just right for us. Personally, I think we’re both fans of a scenario that involves bedposts and ties. Ties that I’ve bought him as presents (and taken some naughty pictures of!). So far we mostly focus on tying up hands, since it’s a heat-of-the-moment kind of thing, but I’m pretty turned on by the thought of ankle cuffs too. Being completely open and exposed for my partner to do with as he wants? Don’t tell me that’s not hot.

Luckily for those like me who are itching to try out new things, Adriana at Of Sex and Love is giving away a beginner’s bondage kit thanks to MyPleasure! It includes a nice, full set of beginner toys, including adorable ankle and wrist cuffs with tethers. They have heart rings, which reminds you that while what you’re doing may be hot and naughty, you’re doing it because you love your partner~ (Or at least have strong feelings of trust for them.) Plus there’s a pretty sweet looking blindfold, which I have not experimented with but now definitely want to.

There are a lot of different ways to enter, none of which require Facebook login! Hooray! Enter by clicking on the link above. Good luck!

(Image courtesy of lust-sex-love on Tumblr. Click on the image to visit!)

until i saw you dancing // contest

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a good week so far. My three-month threshold is coming up so quickly!

Karen and SheVibe are giving away a Tantus Tsunami vibrator. Despite being not as aesthetically fancy as some other luxury toys, the Tsunami comes in three gorgeous colors with multi-shade variations: strawberry, purple haze, and midnight purple. (I, of course, want the strawberry one!) The Tsunami is made out of silicone and is therefore body-safe and waterproof! The removable bullet is likewise waterproof, and the toy is harness-compatible. The ripples look completely satisfying, and if you’ve been looking for a pliable dildo, this would probably do the trick!

As I’ve said before, Karen is a great reviewer. You can find her review for the Tsunami here.

There are multiple ways to enter, none of which are too hard to complete! The giveaway is being sponsored by SheVibe, which is a pretty fun place to shop with great prices on almost everything. (In some cases, the only place I’ve found the toy cheaper is on Amazon.) There are multiple ways to enter, none of which require Facebook! Thanks Karen!

Good luck!

the stars come out // contest

Happy two-months to the blog! I’m pleasantly surprised I’ve been able to keep this up (:

I had hoped I would have something special in mind for today, but alas. Work and organizing myself around my “I’ve been out of grad school for a year hooray!” deadline has been keeping me busy. Instead, I’ll post about something super useful: cleaning sex toys. I realize that a lot of people have this information, but I know that some of my friends don’t and I think it’s important to share.

Cleaning toys starts with knowing about the different materials that manufacturers are using. There are tons of different materials, but there are some main ones that you are most likely to see.

The easiest ones to clean are hard materials, like glass, wood, ceramic, metal, and hard plastic. These are the easiest because they are non-porous (in a pretty obvious way) and can be washed like you would wash dishes. Glass toys can even be put in the top rack of a dishwasher. Most toys like this don’t have vibrators or other parts that you would need to be careful with. What you do need to be careful with is accidentally breaking a glass toy. Few glass toys will break if dropped, but they can crack or become chipped.

Silicone toys are also easy to clean. Silicone is non-porous, so you can wash them with soap and warm water or put them in the top rack of a dishwasher. What makes many silicone toys less easy to clean is that a number of vibrators are made with silicone – obviously, you don’t want to put that precious motor in the dishwasher! Soap and warm water will still work, as long as you are careful with the toy. Some toys are waterproof so they’re easy to clean; others have seams where the silicone meets a plastic handle or controls and these can make cleaning a bit more complicated. Just be careful!

Silicone-blend toys are, in my opinion, little bitches. Yes, they can be more durable than a pure silicone toy, but they can also be very misleading if you are not reading carefully. Silicone-blend toys can be porous, so they should be covered with a condom for ease. Condoms keep the toy clean and safe. Keep this in mind when looking at the materials list of toys.

Like the silicone-blend toys, jelly toys (or soft plastic toys) are porous and should be covered with a condom. These toys are usually nice and soft, but can’t really be cleaned effectively because they are porous, so a condom is the best way to go. Additionally, you can simply avoid jelly toys, but this is a matter of personal preference.

Antibacterial soap is generally sufficient. Dishwashing soap is easy and you probably have it around. Make sure that you wash thoroughly, let the soap sit for a few minutes, and then rinse well. Make sure that you rinse carefully! Let the toys air dry so they don’t get extra dirt or lint on them. It’s a good idea to wash your toy again before its next use as well.

In lieu of soap and water, antibacterial toy cleaners can also be used. They are safe for your toys (the kind that can be cleaned, of course) and eliminate the need for soap (if it’s not handy) and possibly water (for example, if you live in a dorm with shared bathrooms). Like lubricant, they come in small, discreet bottles and can be kept close by. Some can be wiped off with a clean towel!

Right now, Happy Buzz Reviews is giving away a small bottle of Renew Toy Cleanser from Good Vibrations. Renew Toy Cleanser is organic, so it’s not at all harmful to you or your toys. It does say it is lightly scented, but the ingredients list is short and it seems like it smells a little citrusy.

Head over to the link above to enter! Entering is pretty easy, though two of the entry types require Facebook login.

If you have more questions about sex toy materials or cleaning your sex toys, check out any of the major online sellers for more information.

just don’t want to stop // contest

And we’re back again! This time, I’m a little bit over my Hawai’i vacation and am looking forward to the next trip: Boston and New York! In my experience these are more sophisticated, dirtier, and faster cities than the relaxed, tropical island of Hawai’i.

Just the kind of place for this lovely glass toy from Pipedream’s Icicles line! Glass is a smooth, subtle material that can be used in so many different ways. This is a beautiful toy, not cute and sweet and fun like the Papaya Candy Stick. Glass is sexy and sophisticated and understated, even if this shape is nothing but in your face. The bulbous head, the swirled design, and the clit hook all promise a firm pressure pleasure. Moreover, glass is great for temperature play – just use some hot or cold water to get the desired effect.

The Icicles 16 also comes with a removable 10 function bullet vibrator to intensify and diversify your pleasure.

Luckily for us, Evil Poptart is giving away one of these as well! Visit Sleeping in the Wet Spot to enter. Many of the entries require your Facebook account, but a number can also be completed without it. The giveaway is being sponsored by Pink Cherry. Good luck!

dirty desire // contest

I’m back from Hawai’i! It was a little less vacation-y than I would have liked, but I did get to lie on the beach for awhile and tan (or burn, in the case of my cleavage. Whoops). I’ve been inspired by all the gorgeous flowers and delicious fruit I saw and ate there – there might even be a new line of jewelry in the making!

Which is why I’m so excited that Evil Poptart (what a cute name!) is giving away a Papaya Toys Candy Stick vibrator! Look at how adorable it is! There are two other colors (purple and lime green) that are also adorable, though nothing is as cute as a bright pink toy. The swirls will add a great deal of texture, and the toy offers multiple speeds of 3 different vibration patterns. It’s battery-powered, but I think I can live with that.

Just think how much fun this toy would be to take on an island vacation…~

Evil Poptart’s blog is cute and fun, with lots of pictures and funny anecdotes (the most recent is about the cat and its fondness for threesomes). The ads on the right hand side can be graphic and not discreet, but the content of the blog is still good. I like reading because not all the posts are product reviews; they are sprinkled in amidst actual posts.

So check it out! There are multiple ways to enter. Many require you to use your Facebook account, which is a bit of a downer for me, but others might have an easier time Liking stuff. The giveaway is being sponsored by TabuToys, which, among other things, has a great and sexy color scheme. There are still a few days to get your entries in, so go, go, go!

interstellar queen // contest

I had wanted to save this week’s post for TMI Tuesday, but it looks like there will just be multiple posts! Huzzah!

Karen is hosting a giveaway of the Bedroom Kandi Make Me Over vibrator. This looks like a cute vibrator, and I am all about cute toys. It is my self-created goal to own exclusively cute and/or pretty toys, and this one would fit in perfectly with my collection. Come on guys, it looks like a compact! How cute is that?! Not only is it adorable (as are, in fact, all the other vibrators in the Bedroom Kandi line), and pink!, but it’s also a great toy, according to Karen. You can read her full review here.

Karen is really a great reviewer, and I love her blog. She is absolutely no-holds-barred with information and detail, which is great for reviews, and sexy for her other posts. I’m a little intimidated by how awesome I think she is! I like knowing that she’s being really upfront with her readers. Her reviews are well written and professional, while also being comfortable and informative. She also has pretty similar tastes in toys to me, and she gets a lot of them, so hers is one of my go-to blogs for information and reviews.

There are multiple ways to enter, none of which are too hard to complete! The giveaway is being sponsored by Babeland, a great place to shop. Hop on over to the link above, and good luck!