Monday, July 17, 2017

Product Review: Satisfyer Pro 2--Next Generation

You all might remember a couple of months ago when I reviewed a few of Satisfyer's vibrators. I love these things. Honestly. I'm not getting paid to say this (though, full disclosure, I did receive the products for free). Recently, they released the newer version of their Satisfyer Pro 2 called Next Generation. You can get it from Amazon for $49.95.

Seriously, look how freakin' cute this is!!

They actually have a whole line of Next Generation models. They all look very similar to the earlier models, except for the Penguin, which is black and white and has a purple bow tie and is probably the cutest little personal massager ever made.

Anyways, back to the Next Gen models. These are all made to be waterproof and quick to recharge so as to "revolutionize your bath time fun." I haven't tried any of them in water yet, but I have washed them a couple of times and they hold up completely fine. It is easy to clean, and the little head pops off so you can get a deeper clean. Satisfyer recommends using Toy Sterile, which is just a product used to clean toys. You can find all kinds of these sprays online or at a local sex boutique.

Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Gen (left)
Satisfyer Pro 2 (right)
It takes about 1.5 hours to fully charge, after an 8-ish hour charge upon receiving the toy. It is made of Silicon and ABS (which is a kind of plastic). Like the older Satisfyer 2 model, it has 11 levels of vibration intensities, but the Next Generation is much more quiet. The head is also much larger and not as narrow, allowing you to be able to stick a full finger inside to feel the vibrating head.

As like the rest of Satisfyer's products, this thing is great. I highly recommend any and all of them. I do like the larger head of this one, as well as the quieter vibrations. However, the original Pro Penguin remains my favorite based on the small design and vibration flap.

To check out Satisfyer's website, click here. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Their products can be purchased on Amazon, Adam&Eve, and Lovehoney.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Product Review: Trojan Lubricants--Chain Reaction

"Watch the sparks fly when you start a Chain Reaction!" 

So, quick review for the first try. I love Trojan brand condoms, but this was my first try of their lubricant  line. I will give it another try because, well, the first try wasn't the best. I was pretty excited for non-stop thrills and mind-blowing sensations; Unfortunately, I gotta say, it didn't live up to my expectations. You'll want to make sure you already have the product out of the box before committing to sexy time activities, lest you need to rip open a veryyyyy secured box (that threatens to take off the new gel set nails you got the other day), making for a bit of an awkward pause.
One the lube is out of said packaging, I would suggest maybe doing a patch test on a different part of your skin to see how you react to it. The packaging says-"Both partners may experience sensations of warming, heat, cooling, and/or tingling [...] at different levels of intensity."
Imagine my reaction when a slight cooling sensation gave way to a warming one that rose level after level until my entire vaginal area felt like it was on actual fire🔥. After several seconds of me continuously asking "how does it feel, it isn't burning you?" I couldn't take it anymore and had to grab the nearest towel to wipe it off. I tried to hold out for the chain reaction sensations to show up (was reeeeeally hoping for that cooling again), but I couldn't handle the pain. Even the towel wasn't enough and I needed to douse a cloth in cold water to soothe my burning skin.
My partner said that, outside of a little bit of a warming sensation, it felt like normal lubricant to him. Given this information, I feel it necessary to give it one more shot before deciding this isn't the product for me. So right now I say see how it works for you--but proceed with caution.

Edit: So, I tried it out again. This time, I decided to not risk interrupting sexy time and tried a 'skin test' on myself. I just used a little dab of it on my finger and put it on the outside/slightly inside of myself. At first, I thought maybe I was in the clear, but it quickly warmed up to a painful heat sensation. This stuff does what it advertises, and it does it well. Unfortunately, my body is a little too sensitive to be able to handle it. I think it might work well as a massage oil for my body. My boyfriend doesn't seem to have any side effects to it, so I'll probably just use it on him. It is definitely worth checking out, but if you are someone who is sensitive to products like this, try it out before pouring it on during sex!!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sex Ed Podcast/Video Series!!

I'm officially a #sexgeek! Finally got my @reidaboutsex shirt. I figured it was time to update my social media pictures, too :P

Why am I a sex geek? Because I am devoted to continuously educating myself and others about our bodies. I want to help others the way I have needed help in the past. I want to be a person someone can come to when they need advice or just to rant.

Starting later this month, I'll be launching a video/podcast series. It will start out with episodes on basic anatomy and functions of the human body (in regards to sexual development), as well as cover current events in the sex world. I'm hoping to get some interviews and other interesting things going, too. If education and supporting people who want to educate is something that is important​ to you, please check out my page and share with others. I appreciate all of the support I've gotten thus far and I hope you all continue to support me as I try new things!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Your Uterus Isn't Making You Fat

People--THIS. IS. NOT. TRUE.

I've unfortunately seen it shared enough that I felt it necessary to share on my page. This is just another issue of our education system not properly teaching children about their own bodies. I guarantee either this anatomy professor did not say this, or the student misinterpreted what was being said.

Here is a simple picture of your uterus--
Hold up your fist. That is about the size of your uterus. Your uterus is also very deep inside of you. If it is protruding from your body--go to the hospital. That should not happen. Also, the lower part of your belly that is usually a little 'pooch'--that's super normal. Most normal thing in the world. It is the bodies preferred spot to store fat and it is usually the very last place people lose fat. It IS possible as a woman to have a flat stomach--but it is very hard work. Your organs are not preventing you from getting a flat stomach. Plus, some women don't have a uterus. Also, men don't have uteri--how do they have belly fat?!
Here is the uterus in the body--

ALSO--a lot of women have a pelvic tilt, causing their pelvic region to tilt outwards, making it look like your stomach is more protruding than it is. There are ways to fix a tilt. Just google 'fixing a pelvic tilt' and you will see all kinds of answers.

Anterior and Posterior Pelvic Tilts--

I can't fault people of our generation for believing things like this. I remember being shown a quick view of the reproductive organs in 8th grade but I probably wasn't paying attention. And just like that--the lesson was over and never mentioned again. People--if you aren't taught about your own body, learn it anyways. You should know how your body works and where your parts sit within you. 

Also--don't believe tumblr posts. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Satisfyer Review!!

A few weeks ago, I was on vacation visiting some friends. While there, I received an email from German-based company Satisfyer. I had never heard of them before, and they wanted to send me some of their toys to review. Obviously, I said yes. When I returned home two days later, my package was already there. I didn't even know it was possible to receive something from the other side of the globe that quickly, so I was impressed right off the bat.

They sent me three of their models--Satisfyer 2, Satisfyer Pro 2, and the Satisfyer Pro Penguin.
I've owned small toys before and enjoyed them. I gotta say, none of them really stick out in my mind. They've done the job they were there to do, but that is about it. These things They are oral sex simulators--and they simulate it very well. The biggest issue with these is that you aren't going to have a long, slow personal-pleasure session. These things get the job done fast. Their YouTube channel has videos showing how to use their products.

Satisfyer 2--These model is battery-operated and takes 2 AAA batteries. Luckily, I had my remote nearby and was able to steal them for a few minutes. This ergonomic design has a long, sleek handle that widens near the top. It is very easy to hold. To turn it on, you hold down the power button until it starts. There are 11 different functions. This is where this toy is different from other vibrators/dildos on the market. Most adult toys for women have a little bulb on the top that vibrates, allowing you to place it against your clit. This one is a hole at the top with a little tab inside that vibrates up and down like the tip of a tongue. All you have to do is kind of open up the sides of your inner labia and place the hole around your clitoris. The very first vibrating function is extremely light, but it feels amazing. They call it 'whisper mode.' It gets pretty fast and loud the higher up you go. If you require a high level of vibration, you may want to make sure you are home alone before using this. It is silicone, water-proof, and easy to clean. I recommend it. $49.99 on Adam & Eve (currently backordered).

Satisfyer Pro 2--So this one is very similar to the two but it is a little better in some ways. First, this one has a magnetic USB charger with an Li-ion battery, which is great. It doesn't take a very long time to charge up. This one is also silicone, water-proof, and easy to clean with 11 functions, including the 'whisper mode'. Second, the handle is more user-friendly. Thinner in the middle and wider at the bottom, it fits nicely into the palm of your hand. Third, the little hole on top is smaller in circumference, so it fits more snug around you. $99.95 on Adam & Eve.

Satisfyer Pro Penguin--The name of this one is a little silly, but nothing else about this thing is silly. This one is definitely my favorite. It is much tinier, with the same easy-to-hold design as the pro 2, making it the one you'd want to pack away for a vacation. The hole on top is not as small as the Pro 2 but also not as large as the Satisfyer 2. I don't really even know why I like this one the best as they are all fairly similar. But I think this one is just so nice in every way. It is also silicone, water-proof, and easy to clean with 11 functions (including 'whisper mode') and the rechargeable Li-ion battery with USB charger.  $69.95 on Adam & Eve (currently backordered).

Glamour Magazine described the toys as 'the best sex toys released in 2016.' Satisfyer also won two 2017 Design Awards for their toys. Several other magazines have done reviews and advertised the products. A review on Satisfyer's Facebook page rates it five stars, saying, "I named mine Idris Elba. What more do I need to say?" There are also two other models that I haven't tried--the Satisfyer 1 and the Satisfyer Pro Deluxe--both available on Adam & Eve for $39.99 and $79.99, respectively.

Bottom line--these things are awesome. Supposedly some people feel a 'sucking' sensation, but I didn't really get that. I love the idea of an oral sex simulator as opposed to a vibrating bulb. Any not-so-great reviews on Amazon speak of the toys dying after several weeks. So far, I haven't encountered any issues with that, but I will update if I do! If you're looking for something to treat yo'self with, check these out--I HIGHLY recommend them!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Interviews with Strangers: Charlie Kelly

Forty-six year old Charlie Kelly is a survivor. He didn’t fight cancer or a childhood illness, nor did he fight for his life in a hospital bed after a life-threatening accident. Kelly’s fight started before his life began--he survived an abortion.

Kelly with his mother, Bonnie, on Christmas Day.

Kelly’s mother, Bonnie Kelly, speaks about the one-night stand she had with acquaintance Frank Reynolds.
“When I found out I was pregnant with Charlie, he forced me to get an abortion. But it didn’t take! We went to one of those clinics, one of those underground clinics. Then I had the procedure, and they told me he was dead. But then three months later, he popped out, happy as a clam!! He survived the abortion!”
Reynolds denies that he is the Father of Charlie. When confronted about their possible relation, Reynolds told Kelly, “Your mother is feedin’ you a line of crap! I mean, she probably went right from the clinic and banged some guy and got knocked up... because your mother was a giant whore.”

Pictured: Kelly (right) with probable-father Frank Reynolds in their apartment.

Surviving the abortion at six months didn’t come without problems. For one, Charlie didn’t have a father growing up. Left to be raised by a neurotic woman with extreme OCD, Charlie developed problems of his own. Growing up, he was molested by a close Uncle. Throughout the years, he developed an addiction to huffing glue and despite being in his late forties, still doesn’t know how to read.

Currently, Kelly works as a janitor for local bar Paddy’s Pub, owned by his close friends. He is roommates in a one-room apartment with the man suspected to be his father, Frank Reynolds. He has an overwhelming obsession with a local coffee-shop waitress, who says Kelly has been stalking her for years. He even went so far as to write and perform a musical for the city of Philadelphia, using the stage to propose to her at the end. She said no.
“You stalked me, there is something wrong with you. Your brain is broken! I hate you! I hope you die! I hope you go to hell!” She yelled at Kelly one day at the bar where he works.

It hasn’t been all bad, though. Despite his mostly sociopathic tendencies, Kelly does seem to truly care about his mom and friends. He has gone through extreme situations to help his friends out of trouble. He is very good at writing music and playing the piano, saying, “Oh man, keyboards just make sense to me. I get ‘em, you know?”

Kelly in a performance of his musical, Dayman

Maybe surprisingly, Kelly is pro-choice. When an old friend from high school approached him about possibly being the father of her child, Kelly said that he ‘wished he could go back in time and do the right thing,’ referring to making her get an abortion. To this day, Kelly believes Reynolds is his father, while Reynolds continues to deny it.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Sex Kitten presents...Sex-Ed Class!!

I've had my blog for about five years now, and many of you readers know that I am not the most consistent of posters. I can’t lie--I’m not easily motivated and I’m too easily discouraged. The current state of affairs in America definitely leaves something to be desired for nearly every type of person. I’ve always been a very laid-back, non-confrontational person and discovering how many people aren’t like that really hit me hard. It made me want to crawl into bed and never interact with humans again.

My mother got pregnant with me shortly after turning 18--my father was only 16. Despite this, I was not given a clear explanation of what sex was or how I should deal with it. My father was extremely sexist. He would routinely joke with my younger brother about ‘titties’ and sleeping with sexy women while condemning any interest I had in boys. He did not believe that gay people should be allowed to be together and was adamant that they absolutely should not be allowed to adopt children. He also cheated on my mother. Strangely (and thankfully) enough, I grew up with very opposite views from him. Not everyone who is raised in such an environment is as lucky, and we need proper education so that we can base our thoughts off of fact rather than ignorant opinion.

When I was around nine or ten, my mom sat me down and explained what puberty was, but it didn’t stop me from crying in fear in the nurse’s office when I was eleven, trying to keep quiet on the phone to my mom while my 7th grader-crush sat in front of me. I thought something was wrong with me. I felt ashamed to tell friends that I had gotten my period--I was only eleven, and I felt I was too young. Despite hitting puberty much earlier than my other friends, I didn’t fully develop until well after high school. I didn’t understand why my friends could wear tampons and essentially ignore their periods while I couldn’t get a tampon in, and spent days staying home from school, crying in nausea and pain with the worst cramps imaginable. In high school, I was the ‘prude’ of my friend group. The idea of sex scared me, and if I’m being honest, I really didn’t know what ‘sex’ entailed until I was 17 and a friend of mine explained it in detail. I was the last of nearly all of my friends to have sex, as I was sure that any type of activity would leave me immediately and regretfully pregnant.

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me about an encounter with her boyfriend, in which she made sure they used protection, since it was ‘that time of the month.’ I asked her what she meant by that and she said, “well, you’re most likely to get pregnant while on your period, right?” Keep in mind that this is a young woman in college who grew up in a middle-class suburban neighborhood. How does a person like that grow up so misinformed? Why are schools not leaving us with valuable information about our own bodies? (For those unsure--periods are a cycle. You are most likely to get pregnant during ovulation--which occurs about halfway through your cycle--when you release eggs to be fertilized. If an egg is not fertilized in this time, you eventually shed your uterine lining, which is what we know as our periods. The possibility of getting pregnant while on your period is very, very low, but it is still technically possible.)

To this day, I have friends and family that question my desire to pursue a career that has anything to do with sex. To clear up any misconceptions--sex education does not mean you get to sit around and talk about sexy things all day. It doesn’t mean I want to hear intimate details about the sex you had recently. I’m not having crazy frequent sex with multiple partners. It 100% absolutely doesn’t mean I’m interested in seeing pictures of your penis. It means I’m available when a 17-year-old girl has sex for the first time and doesn’t know how she feels about it. It means I’m here for support and advice when a married couple is having issues keeping the spark alive. It means I’m here to listen and give resources when someone is questioning the gender of the body they are in. I’m mostly straight and in a monogamous relationship. I support the rights of anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA. I believe that our society places a strange emphasis on shaming and outlawing the rights of those who identify as anything other than monogamous/heterosexual while at the same time stigmatizing sex in any form. We want to have the power to deny people marriage and sexual interests, but we don’t want to teach comprehensive sexual education. People want to defund helpful non-profit organizations such as Planned Parenthood while also asking for abortions to be outlawed and health insurance to be taken away. We can’t have it both ways. We can’t shield children from sexuality in all forms and then be surprised and angry when they grow up confused and uneducated. We can’t teach abstinence and take away health insurance, birth control and clinics and then be mad at teenagers who get pregnant.

David J. Ley’s article, Repairing the Damage of Abstinence-Based Sex Education, talks about how detrimental it is that we leave teenagers to discover sex by watching pornography rather than providing them with the necessary education.
“But when kids have no pragmatic, real-world understanding of what sex is, because sex education provided today has no connection to the modern world of sex, these young people can’t understand that sex involves integrity, communication, personal awareness, and respect, as much or more than it requires genitalia.” --Dr. David J. Ley
With porn comes tons of misconceptions on the who, what, when, why and how. Like Dr. Ley says, we are allowing teens to try to distinguish reality from the fantasy of porn. And that’s what most porn is--a fantasy. Sex is not easy and quiet and perfect. There are noises and smells and secretions. There are different sizes of genitalia, different shapes of bodies. Sometimes it is quick and sometimes it takes a long time. Porn doesn’t show the issues that arise in the bedroom--it only shows how we imagine or fantasize it happening.

And without proper education, kids grow up expecting their fantasies to become their realities. We make jokes about men not being able to find the clit, but we also aren’t even taught where our own clit is located. I’d love to quiz a random group of adults on the names of their own reproductive parts, because I don’t think we were ever taught it again outside of an awkward lesson in my 10th grade health class. I actually asked about birth control in said class and was told they couldn’t tell me anything more than the fact that birth control was an option, but that if I wanted to know more, I needed to ask my parents.

Sex is not a ‘dirty’ thing. If it was as wrong as some people make it out to seem, then why is it necessary for the continuation of the human race? It is a necessary function of our humanity and we need to start accepting that. If we remove the stigma now, we can raise children to be more educated, confident and accepting of themselves and others. That is what I aim to do. And sometimes I will post about things other than straight education--things like sexual toys or products. I do it because it is nothing to be ashamed of. We all have bodies and we all enjoy pleasure in our own ways and there is nothing wrong with that. We need to stop having classes that are abstinence-based because teens ARE having sex. They know that not having sex is an option, but they are choosing to do it. They need to know the right, healthy way to do it.

Starting soon, I will be posting some videos based around sexual education topics. I will be covering the basics as well as any other topics that it seems worthy to discuss. I’ll be talking about anatomy, puberty, sex, pregnancy, etc. I’ve got this great white board and I’m compiling information and working on some diagrams, so hopefully I can hit the ground running with it soon! If you have anything you’d like to hear me talk about, please comment or email me.