Thursday, 26 July 2012

Trading/buying/selling used toys can be a safe, inexpensive alternative to shelling out exorbitant amounts of cash.

So...some people are down with trading and/or selling toys that they've tested that they haven't necessarily enjoyed ,or just simply don't need, to others who may appreciate them more. I am one of the people who loves opportunities like these. Sex toys, especially luxury toys can be hella expensive and shelling out big bucks ( i haven't been reviewing long enough to get toys worth over $50 for free) for toys that you end up not liking ( eg. The Je Joue FiFi) sucks. I currently have toys for sale or trade on edens classifieds and I have gained a ton of toys from the other contributors on Eden. My best deal yet was a $35 Jopen vr6 - a toy worth over $140 online and well over $200 retail. Unfortunately my anatomy rejected the shape of the vr6 but at least I got to see for myself what power horses the Jopen Vanitys are. Even better a few months later I traded the vr6 for a JimmyJane Form 2 which currently is in my top 5 fav toys! The Form 2 is also worth $140 so I seriously lucked out. So, Eden has a safety scale for the different types of materials that sex toys come in. At the top of the list, and my personal favourite is silicone, glass and steel. Next, at a rating of 9, are ceramic and wood ( which I have not tried yet and frankly have a bit of an aversion too but that's another story. Hard plastic is an 8 and still considered non-porous. The safety scale is all about how porous the materials are. If a toy is permeable ie. absorbent, then you run the risk of either a. transferring contaminants from orifice to orifice (which could result in a yeast or bladder infection or jock itch that you just can't get rid of)or b. possible STD transmission. As long as the toys are cleaned properly between uses (with antibacterial soap and water or a 10% bleach solution or commercial toy cleaner/wipes) toys with a rating of 8 or above are safe to share. They are also phthalates and latex free and hypoallergenic. It just makes sense to use a safe toy. If you don't like the rigidity of plastic, steel ,glass etc then stick with silicone which comes in many different textures and densities. Toys in the mid range (various combinations of materials including silicone hybrids, TPE and elastomer) are safer, but should still be used with caution. Then there's what I consider to be an evil material that is really only useful if you are not prone to yeast or bladder infections and plan on keeping the toy to use alone only, in your cooch(vagina)only and don't care if the material breaks down in a matter of months. Lots of people used to come into the sex shop I worked at and go straight for jelly. If I ever manage to open or run my own sex shop one day, rest assured I will sell very little if any jelly ( which is a 2) toys. Luxury toys use medical grade silicone which is really at home in your nether regions and depending on the finish can be used with or without lube, as long as its water based. When buying used toys (more often than not they've only been used once or twice and usually just for review purposes) make sure that you lean them properly before using, just like washing panties before wearing them. If your toy doesn't house a motor it can even be boiled or put through the dishwasher for sterilization. I had one member on Eden point out in a Would you buy a second hand toy? poll and thread that I started, that it's just like having a pap smear done by a doctor with a speculum that has been used on countless women. But, as you'll see if you click on the link above their ate a ton of different views on the subject and I don't feel like any are wrong. It really depends on what you are comfortable with. I wouldn't buy a second hand vibe as a gift though lol. I started this post originally to mention Adriana She is also an Edenite and has a fantastic website which was in the top 100 sex blogs of 2011. Adriana recently posted on thetoy swap thread a ton of toys that she was giving away for nothing more than the price of shipping! I ended up with 12 toys in total for $40 valued over $600!!. An amazingly generous woman and awesome writer check out her blog and right now (July 2012) she's giving away a brand new icicles#5 dildo! Just go here

Monday, 23 July 2012

hello everyone. I realize that this site has just begun and I have a TON of work to do on it, but it will slowly build into a decent blog.  I have a lot of research and work to do to just to get up to par with the readable sex toy reviewers/bloggers.  That's why I haven't advertised or left this address very many places.  Right now I'm mainly focussed on eden and finding my own style of reviewing.  I have several toys that eden doesn't carry and those will  be published here by the end of the summer.
I'm also looking for a job which isn't easy considering my  history and my mental health but on the other hand I am a really fantastic loyal employee and if I mange to get that across in an interview I usually get the job. keep your fingers crossed! As you may know my dad passed away 5 1/2 weeks ago and me and the rest of my family are doing better with it then expected.  There's a chance I might move up there if I can get a job at the sex shop near the island my family lives on.  I move out of the house I'm in now on September first.  It will be the first time that I've truly been single and on my own for 11 years it's complicated)
Anyway I wanted to write this to anounce and keep track of my first big accomplishment online- I got a short PAID article published on SEXIS which is edenfantsys online magazine.  It's simple but it's mine and I am really proud. When it comes out I'll provide a link. Until then, I'm on the search for a job, an apartment, some new clients and one or two people (preferably one male and one female) tp play with my toys with.  Lately I'm interested ion gender play.....but that's another story

Monday, 9 July 2012

The Sex Toy Society

hi guys, sad news, one of the sex toy giveaway sites just closed so....I'm going to try to post more giveaways on my blog. starting with.... The Sex Toy Society.
 WIN A $100 EDENFANTASYS GIFT CARD from Sex Toy Society !!!!
This is a great sex toy review blog for men women and couples originating in the U.K. it's thorough and a great place to get some good info! check it out

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

hi guys i'm going to provide a link for now to MY contributor profile on eden so you can see my new reviews. I've decided not to move any over here until the fall.