Meet Cara Houiellebecq, a 33-year-old British mother of two who has a job that even makes us Frisky writers jealous: she’s a professional sex toy tester. She got into the biz via her friend, a rep for Ann Summers (a British lingerie and sex toy company), and began trying out toys for a blog. Now, companies like Lelo send her new toys every day to test and write about. She puts our goodie drawers to shame, amassing a collection of over 2,000 toys. According to Page Six, Houiellebecq earns a more-than-respectable $27,000 from the part-time gig — but what’s money when the job brings her 15 orgasms a week? [Page Six; Daily Mail UK]
If you’re a “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan, you may not have to wait until it’s released in February to get your kinky movie fix. “My Mistress” tells the story of a female dominatrix who specializes in pain, and her submissive partner Charlie, a 16-year-old boy going through family troubles. While Maggie (the dom) begins to realize her relationship with Charlie is becoming co-dependent, loving and intense, they’re forced to hide their arrangement to prevent others from finding out. Essentially, it’s “Fifty Shades” in reverse.
The movie stars Emmanuelle Béart as Maggie and Harrison Gilbertson as Charlie, who’s known for his previous appearances in “Need For Speed” and “Haunt.” The flick is expected to open later this year, which means Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will have some pretty big shoes to fill. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be catching it in theaters!
A guide to watching porn? I know what you’re thinking. Amelia, I’m pretty sure that all I need to watch porn are my eyes and a finger to press play. Sure, if you’re an amateur. There’s a wrong way to do things, a right way to do things, and then a better way to do things. This is the better way to watch porn.
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There’s a bit of stereotype that all gay men are, like, viscerally repulsed by the vagina, or at least completely flummoxed by what’s going on between our legs. A few years ago while out to dinner, Shannon O’Malley asked her gay friend Keith Wilson to draw his interpretation of a vagina and the results of his handiwork (on the wax paper table cloth that I’m sure some waiter was delighted to discover) were so funny, that the project “Gay Men Draw Vaginas” — and a subsequent Tumblr blog — was immediately born. The pair commissioned drawings from friends and strangers at “public vag art booths,” and submissions started to come in from all around the world, revealing the variety of ways gay men think about lady bits. The drawings range from abstract — inspired by artists like Matisse or ’80s pop art — to textbook and clinical, with lots of hilarious cheekiness in between and not a drop of revulsion. Click through for some of my faves and then, if you like what you see, support O’Malley and Wilson’s bid to turn the project into a book by donating to their Kickstarter. [Kickstarter]
This is a little weird to say, but I’ve come across an app that makes tracking your period kind of, um, fun! It’s called Clue, and I’m convinced its pretty layout is what makes it so addictive. The design is bright and attractive but devoid of pink, flowers, or any of the other vaguely patronizing nonsense that is usually associated with periods or ovulation. I think it’s such a good idea to track the details of your period, because it feels like I have more control of my health somehow that way, but I’ve jumped between different boring apps and gotten sick of the monotony of recording it too many times to count. Clue, however, kind of feels like I’m playing a game when I use it — like Candy Crush but actually beneficial. When you open the app, you’re greeted by colorful cartoon clouds that change colors based on when your period is predicted to arrive. Like any lady health app, it also predicts the days you’re most fertile, and it uses a nifty circular chart in addition to a regular calendar. You can record your mood, PMS symptoms, sexytime activities, and other little tidbits using cute buttons that distract from the not-so-cute reality of those cramps you’re keeping track of. Our bodies are kind of amazing in their complexity, and recording this stuff always makes it a bit easier try understand. I’m totally into it. [Clue]
A new study published in the journal Sexologies confirms what I’ve long known to be true from personal, uh, research: a woman’s ability to orgasm is highly connected to her ability to focus her thoughts on her body. Keep reading »