January 13, 2009
In which I am interviewed by the lovely Miss KissThis:
1. What is the best gift you’ve ever been given, and why? And the worst?
The best gift I’ve ever been given, hands down, was a six-foot long, iron tipped spear from the mom of a friend for my college graduation. I majored in Classics, and this friend and I had a running joke about me doing all sorts of “classical” things like dressing up in armor and walking around campus (which I never did, by the way). His mom’s family runs a landfill, and someone apparently threw this awesome spear out, so she grabbed it and they gave it to me for graduation. They followed it up this past Christmas with a Greek-style bronze helmet! All I need now are greaves and I’ll be all set.
The worst gift… I dunno. Probably some generic bath products from someone who didn’t really put any thought into it. That happens a lot in middle school.

2. What is one sexual thing that you have never done but want to do?
This is going to sound totally lame, but the I really want to be able to spend the night with someone I’m in love with. With my ex, circumstances made is such that I could go over to his place and we’d have sex, but I’d always have to leave afterwards.

3. Pick one deceased famous person to bring back to life. Who are they, and why did you pick them?
Hmmm….I think I’d probably bring back Hammurabi. He was a total neurotic mess and micro-manager, which I think is hilarious. We’d probably get along really well.
Also possibly Aaron Burr. He was an alumnus of my university, and as we like to say there, “Alexander Hamilton had it coming.”

4. Describe the time and place of your best sexual encounter.
I lost my virginity at a conference, in a hotel room where the power had gone out. (The hotel was in Ohio, but that’s not all that great, haha.) My ex was very gentle and affectionate, and it was the nicest time I’ve ever had.

5. What is the very first website you check when you get online, and why?
I’d say the websites I check immediately (with the exception of my gmail, of course), are Shakesville and ThinkProgress. I’m an outspoken feminist and political news junkie, and during the election I was checking these sites (and others) literally every ten minutes.

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Exams Blah

December 30, 2008

Well, I’m back from break, and since my university is one of the few that has finals *after* break, I have returned to a long, painful slog of text production.  That’s right: papers.  Like, six of them.

Urgh.  Wish me luck.  I’m sure I’ll be around plenty (procrastination!!!).


December 17, 2008

So, I bought a LELO Iris and Nea off of ebay, and the seller seems to have taken my money and run. Doesn’t really look like there’s anything I can do about it, either. I am NOT pleased.

Update: The good folks at eBay have given me the money I lost towards a future purchase, so everything seems to have worked out alright in the end. 🙂  I honestly wasn’t expecting them to do anything, so it was a nice surprise.


December 6, 2008

My Eleven arrived!  It’s *so* pretty.  I’m really excited to test it out tonight (I’ve promised myself the break if I can get a certain amount of work done).  🙂


December 4, 2008

So, the saga of my status for next semester (and retroactively this semester) drags on.  I’m feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and awful.  It’s hard not to be able to do what you want to do because of medication.  The thing that’s supposed to be making me feel better is making my life worse.

This *will* be a sex toy review blog and not a toygirl-whining-about-her-life blog.  (Well, it will be *mostly* a sex toy review blog…)  A bunch of the new toys I bought have arrived (still waiting on the Eleven, though) and hopefully I’ll have the time/inclination to try them out in the next day or two.

Ebay rocks!

November 27, 2008

I got a Lelo Iris for $50! I have to pay for it by money order, though, which I’ve never had to do before. I’m going to be buying some more toys for my collection, and my first toy for edenfantasys has been approved as well. So, I’ll soon have lots of new toys coming my way and I’ll be able to really get this blog moving.

Right now I’m in NYC for Thanksgiving with the family, eagerly awaiting tonight’s food coma. The rest of the weekend I’m going to lie around and watch endless episodes of What Not to Wear. I refuse to do any work until Sunday. I really have to work on getting off one of the SSRIs I’m on: it’s making doing schoolwork almost impossible and I’m tired of being useless.


November 24, 2008

Hi! About a month ago, I precipitously decided to take up a new hobby: reviewing sex toys. My reasons for taking up this hobby are twofold: first, in the wake of Obama’s victory, I have nothing to do. No news to check constantly, no voters to call in swing states, no blip in some poll to obsess over. I’m staying engaged on a volunteer level, but politics is no longer an all-consuming preoccupation for me. I need something to fill that void (because, hey, I need a distraction from graduate school or I’ll go insane). My second reason for taking up sex toy blogging in particular is therapy. I am an abuse survivor. The relationship lasted four years. I got out a year ago, and I still find a lot of things related to sex triggering. By doing this kind of blogging, I’m hoping to a) push past a lot of my triggers and b) disassociate the concept of sex and pleasure from my abuser (the only man I’ve ever had sex with). We’ll see how this goes!