(M.Christian had a blast typing out this fun new toy)
In short, here’s my review of the Automatic Thrusting Dildo Sex Machine for Women: WOW!
What, you want more? Well, because you asked so nicely, here’s a bit more on why I think this toy is flat-out AMAZING.
To begin with, it’s not something you see very often. Sure, a lot of other sextoys are designed for insertion play but, as far as I know, none of them actually comes with a mechanism that’ll do the insertion for you.
But that would just make this toy unique, but it is more--much more--than that. Take the quality, for instance: to call this toy remarkably would be a serious understatement.
Opening the box for the first time I was immediately struck by how well put together it was. No cheap, easily breakable materials here! Rather, it looks, feels and, best of all, performs like something that should cost twice or even three times its price.
Then there’s what you get. In addition to the machine there’s the well-made attachable dildo, a charging cable, a little instruction book, the remote, a stylish bag to hold it all in, and even a suction-cup stand to attach the mechanism to a smooth surface. Tracey’s Dog even includes a couple of packets of lube! Compare that to other sextoys that, if you’re lucky, only come with the toy itself and maybe a charging cable.
On top of all this it even comes with a cool little cup for the business end of the machine which while not really necessary does add another well-deserved notch in the “high quality” design and manufacture list!
Back to the charging cable: while it’s a pretty standard USB type (no charger included but then no one ever seems to do that) it also comes equipped with a nifty little magnetic attachment point, meaning that this toy won‘t easily come unplugged when you’re charging it--which I really wish other manufacturers would adopt. Nothing kills the mood, after all, like reaching for a favorite toy, only to find that the charging cable has come off. Not so with this type! BRAVO!
But the manufacturer’s thoughtful design aesthetics don’t stop there! The machine, too, is packed with some really neat features. In addition to a delightful array of thrusting and vibration patterns (seven in all), the mechanism also comes with a cool purple lighting option (so you can see what you’re doing) plus something I really with were so much more common with other sextoys.
Mainly, this mechanism can also heat the dildo part! Yep, just hit the switch on the mechanism and you can make the action part of the toy get nice and toasty, which not only makes it more comfortable to play with but also adds a nifty new dimension to enjoying it!
And there’s still more! Remember that suction cup mount I mentioned? Well, because the machine (and everything else, except for the power cord, of course) is waterproof you can take it all into the shower with you.
In fact, that’s actually highly recommended: while the toy is very enjoyable to use for stand alone fun (especially with the partner) if you really want to have a blast just take it into the bathroom, use it with the suction cup attachment, and go to town--especially with the remote handy so you can adjust the thrusting modes and vibration patterns to your liking.
Again, huge kudos to Tracy’s Dog for going the extra mile with this part of the mechanism. Anyone else would have probably just stuck something like one of those crappy smartphone suction cup mounts in the box and called it a day.
But not with these folks! Instead, the mount is not just well-designed and is durable as well. This isn’t something that’s going to break anytime soon and even if it does Tracey’s Dog has a 12 month workmanship and materials guarantee for it and everything else it comes with.
The dildo part of things is equally high quality: firm but not too firm, long but not too long as to be intimidating and/or painful to use. It’s even easy to clean, though if you have any concerns about possible contaminations or inflections using a condom with it is not a bad idea.
I do have one small (and I do mean ‘small’) quibble but it has nothing to do with the design (excellent), manufacture (superb), materials (first-rate), engineering (top-notch), and playability (in a word: WHEEEEEE!) but in the marketing of the Automatic Thrusting Dildo Sex Machine.
The thing is if you like any kind of penetrative sex, whether it be vaginal, anal, or even oral, then this toy should be a big part of your bedroom activities. Sure, “women” might be right there in the title, and in the advertising materials, but this toy can be used by anyone who likes things going in and out of them no matter their genitalia.
Though if you do want to use it for anal play a condom, and most of all large amounts of the appropriate lube are essential (your sex tip of the day).
In fact, I hope that sometime in the near future Tracey’s Dog will be releasing an accessories kit for the Automatic Thrusting Dildo Sex Machine. It would be really cool to be able to swap out the included dildo with something like a specifically-diesned anal sex toy, a sleeve for those with penises, or (even better) a specifically harness designed for it so if could be used as a high-tech strap-on. Ah, the possibilities!
In summary, even at three times its price this toy would be amazing but considering what you’re getting for just $56.99 … well, let me just say that if you’re hemming and/or hawing about it then stop and hit that BUY NOW button right now.
As for Tracy’s Dog … I have to add that, based on my experiences with the Automatic Thrusting Dildo Sex Machine I will DEFINITELY be checking out there other products and more than likely adding more than a few of them to my toybag!
Tracy’s Dog Boutique Stainless Steel Pinwheel Wartenberg with Role-Playing Script Wheel Pen for BDSM
I’m old enough to recall sexy Tina Turner when she was still part of the Ike and Tina Review, (although Tina maintained her crazy sexiness after she left Ike to be sure) reciting a patter about how her band played Creedence Clearwater Revivals’, “Proud Mary.” Tina was fond of explaining how her and the band started the song off “nice and easy,” but sooner more than later things were going to get “nice and rough.” I am reminded of this nice and easy opposing rough when playing with Tracy’s Dog Boutique Stainless Steel Pinwheel Wartenberg with Role-Playing Script Wheel Pen for BDSM.
The thing with SM play, as Tracy’s Dog is obviously well aware, and something Chris and I have expounded on in our talks at kink conventions, as well as on this blog, is that it is an ‘each his own,’ pursuit. Some people like their play intense, stinging, to leave marks, others enjoy softer scenes, maybe raise a red welt, but nothing more. From paddles to restraints, to mitts, dildos, CBT devices, nipple clamps…well, you get the picture, there are simply lots of sex kink toys to choose from when you want to deliver play both hard and soft. With this pen/wheel toy you can deliver both, but you need be cautioned of the chasm between the ‘nice and easy,’ and the ‘rough,’ that you can manage when using with this little device.
Whether raking this toy across a lover’s body part as they writhe and wince or across your own specific areas to the order of a master or mistress, what you get here for under sixty bucks is a great full Wartenberg Wheel package. In fact, Tracy’s Dog includes a little booklet—in various languages—of a scenario detailing what couples might follow or take their cues from. But knowing the folks I do who are into kink, players who buy a kink toy as cool as this probably have their ideas well thought out, ‘scripted’ already. Follow Tracy’s Dog script or concoct your own scenario, you will get all you ever wanted from this spikey wheel disguised as a pen.
That disguise, in fact, is one of the main things that sets this wheel aside from other kink toys. God knows, it certainly is a discreet way for somebody to carry this BDSM adult toy around. How cool would it be having this item stuck all day in your pocket or leaving it for your lover to take into their work so you can send them a follow-up text ‘suggestion’ later? Really, what’s better than having your instrument of seduction (or is that destruction) ready at a moment’s notice?
Just be careful not to mix this pen in with all the rest on your desk and then reach to offer to a colleague without checking what you passed over to them first?!
The thing with lots of kink toys is that they are usually impossible to hide or disguise…which is fine, as kink players often want to show off what they come to wield on a regular basis. But unless one is loading up their play bag for that night’s trip to a dungeon (and Tracy’s Dog’s pen is probably too small to place in your toy bag for easy and quick retrieval in the dark of a dungeon), having a pair of handcuffs dangling from your belt or holding a riding crop in hand could seem slightly conspicuous…unless, of course, once again, this is the point you are trying to make. Tracy’s Dog Boutique Stainless Steel Pinwheel is one of those rare adult toys, and a kink toy at that, that hides in plain sight.
And let’s not forget the metal grade wheel (and once I felt it, I knew I wouldn’t soon forget it!). It doesn’t wag or waver as it moves and if pressed even slightly, man are you or your slave going to enjoy quite a sensation! The spikes are small little prickers, the wheel tight to the head for easy, firm movement and the pen easy to hold and maneuver. In my experience, although you can usually maintain contact with any Wartenberg wheel, often they roll to the side of the mark or come to get halted while digging through a flesh fold. Nonesuch thing will happen here.
I wasn’t so surprised to learn of the effectiveness of such a small wheel actually. Having seen and experienced (purely for research purposes of course) how stinging even a small paddle can be, I know for a fact that a smaller kink toy can deliver…and this wheel does. It does so perfectly prickly; in fact, I’d advise caution when coming to or even wanting to press the wheel deeper into skin; don’t let the size of the wheel fool you. You will certainly see quite the fast rise of sensation to wherever you apply this wheel, and if you do on the more sensitive parts of the body, I caution again, beware. As you will learn all too often with what Chris and I go on about here, we always err on the side of safety in kink play. This could be one serious naughty toy depending on how it is employed, not dangerous per se, but it can certainly bring on the pain, but good. You might want to practice with this Wartenberg Wheel for a time.
But doesn’t practice make perfect?
As has been my experience so far with Tracy’s Dog products, this spin (sorry) on the classic Wartenberg wheel is a top-notch little item. Certainly, there are lots to choose from in adult naughty play products and especially lots to be bought, on both the high-end of price and the low, for kink players. This Boutique Stainless Steel Pinwheel is perfectly priced (you sure get what you pay for here) and is the unique little gem discreetly and sturdily packaged and well made for whatever you want to get into with pinpoint pain delivery.
It’s a ‘wheel for all seasons’ I’ve venture to say; buy it here.
As we often find, there are kink toys that simply do not deliver in the spin and snap they claim and plenty of everyday vibrators and dildos that are not worth even taking from their package. In the array of ‘stuff’ I have seen and used, in various ways, with various partners, on various body parts, there is as much good as bad out there. Especially these days of buying stuff, as most of us do, off the web. God knows, we all get so many emails advertising the latest (and greatest) gizmo we just need to get our hands and parts on. But it’s such a crap shoot on what we might see delivered to our door. We can all relate horror stories I’m sure of how much the actual toy in hand often did not resemble that which we only saw online when we ordered it.
I can say though that Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager fall into the category of a sex toy that does deliver! This is a wonderful wand massager that both men and women will adore, with lots of attachments to tickle and tease just about any area north or south on our bodies.
The power and multi-purposes of this wand vibrator is what makes the Tracy’s Dog stand out from the rest, I feel. I know as many women who use (and abuse) their Hitachi Wands as those who fear the things for the sheer power they deliver. And I won’t kid you, Tracy’s Dog Wand Massager is a monster when it comes to its 8000 RPMS. (I’d especially err on the side of caution if you—man and woman both—have yet to venture into the world of wand vibrators). But this particular piece is so well made and the vibrations so perfectly delivered, anybody could find just the right speed, just the right vibration, and shoot off to the moon!
Yes, the wand’s head will send shivers to any place you place it. And to be sure, you can as much use this massager as an actual massager; you don’t always have to go speeding for your partner’s pink parts to have fun here. But the head’s width will surely cover lots of genital area. For a man pressing the thing to or even slightly tickling under his penis head or a woman fitting it between her lips directly down on her clit, it would be a safe bet to take that nobody is going to be able to hold out for long using this wand.
But the three distinctly different little pieces you can slip over the wand’s head are really what’s most fun about this toy.
You have lots you can do (and orgasm over) with these slip-on attachments; a Rabbit piece, an anal beads attachment and a tongue wheel. With 3 speeds and 5 vibrate patterns, vibrating patters that range from a consistent thrumming to a staccato drive-you-crazy motion, any and all of what is offered here can get one off in various different ways. Erring on solid experimentation when playing with the anal toy (unless one is an expert) and always applying lots of lube of course, still I must say that the three different styles of anal beads are sure to tickle in any way you want for your ‘back there.’ The ears of the Rabbit attachment will easy render a lady quite interested once she has a one ear tickling her clit, the other inserted into her vagina. There are lots of Rabbit vibrators on the market, but this attachment is as strong, malleable and torturous as any I have seen (fitting the vagina nub in might take some sly movements from giver and getting both, if the wand is on at the time). The tongue wheel is a bulbous piece that is best used for more delicate tickling, each little ridge vibrating to whatever you set the wand at. Other than the rabbit, which I’d say would most strictly be used for a lady’s naughty needs, again one finds the Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager and the tongues and anal beads can be enjoyed by both sexes.
With such a solid piece of sex machinery in hand, I did notice that the wand can get heavy at times. I also felt the wand head up just over the power button (but nowhere else) after a time. But such a well-built unit like this delivers hard and strong, it’s not some flimsy sex toy you are holding in your hands, would have to expect some heft and girth to the thing. Because you get three hours on the full charge here you can pretty much take Tracy’s Dog toy anywhere and use it in various position; one does want some durability to a wand, and you have it here for sure.
This wand is very simple to use, its the three buttons clearly delineated on its side. Really just a press-to-play away from hours of fun for you and yours.
I also must comment on the packaging here (“Ralph, the packing, really?” I hear you ask.) As mentioned, since we are mostly getting our naughty bedroom props delivered to our doors, we all as much want them delivered safely as discreetly. The hard, black box that Tracy’s Dog packages the wand in is sure to answer both those concerns. The attachments inside are in their own separate box, placed in separate pouches and along with its USB power cord the wand comes with its own drawstring bag and directions.
Very nice indeed.
Yes, Virginia, one can find a wand massager that is all things for all uses; Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager is just that. Here is a sex toy that will last you plenty of uses and can deliver plenty of uses for any couple who wants to experience the high-end of wand vibrator fun. I dare say, this is one sexy toy both a guy and girl could get quite addicted to.
(M.Chistian's back with another review of an excellent sextoy)
To be honest, when I received the Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager I thought something had gone seriously wrong.
Not with the toy itself, far from it, but the price: I kept looking at how much I’d paid and then at what I got and kept thinking “where’s the catch? When is Amazon going to tell me there’d been a mix-up and I owed then twice, or even three times, what I’d originally paid?”
But, nope: this amazing (and I don’t use that term loosely) sextoy only costs $54.99--a screaming deal compared with how much similar toys run for--and for that you get something that’s equal to, or even better than, the quality of the competition!
Let’s talk about that quality first: when I first got the Cordless Ultra Wand Massager I was immediately struck by how well-made it was. From the ultra-velvety silicon that covers the wand--and which the attachments are also made of--to the engineering of its hardware, this toy looks and feels extremely high end and excellently put together.
Nothing about it feels cheap--far from it! In fact, I think a lot of other sextoy manufacturers need to learn from what Tracy’s Dog are doing, in engineering, materials, and especially packaging.
Don’t you just love unboxing a cool piece of tech? Well, Tracy’s Dog knows that same feeling and brings it with their Cordless Ultra Wand Massager: not only do you get their great toy, the attachments, a USB charging cable (no power adapter is included but it no doubt works with the dozens you have laying around your house), and neat little book of what’s included--all of them in an elegantly handsome box, as well as a neat little bag.
Normally, I toss out what my other toys come packaged in but not here: the box, its foam insert, and the neat plastic container for the attachments is going to be used and even proudly displayed. It’s really THAT cool!
But what about the toy itself? Well, here Tracy’s Dog truly delivers. The wand is flexible as well as sturdy, with easy to find (and use) controls.
Like their other toys, charging is done through USB: a pin connecter needing to be pushed through a small divot at the base of the silicon-covered handle. It’s touch freaky to do the first time, thinking you might have damaged it, but once you get used to it the operation feels totally comfortable--and best of all won’t accidentally come unplugged. Again, I wish other sextoy makers would follow this example.
Best of all, the wand has a great deal of pleasant vibrational settings, including a range of intensities and five different patterns--meaning that it will more than get the sexually-arousing job done! Topping it off is that, when fully charged, it can run just about non-stop for three hours.
On its own, the wand would be an excellent sextoy but the Cordless Ultra Wand Massager also comes with three finely-made attachments that fit easily and securely over the business-end of the wand.
Yet another sign of quality is that while these, at first, feel like they might be thin or, disastrously, might tear after long and (ahem) vigorous testing--including swapping them out as well putting them through their paces--never once did any of these silicon attachments show any sign of any kind of damage. Another plus side is that they, and the wand itself, are all easy to clean with some hot water a touch of dish soap.
And even, by some fluke, they did get damaged the folks at Tracy’s Dog also include with the wand and all it’s parts a 12 month guarantee for defects in manufacture--which, yet one more time, I wish other toy makers would also include.
The G-spot Rabbit attachment, with an insertable part and a clitoral one, is a perfect demonstration of Tracy’s Dog high quality, with the inserting bit being made of much firmer silicon (so it won’t flop around … sorry about that image). It’s design is also perfect to each both places easily--though some fiddling might be needed as no one’s built exactly the same way. This is not a bad thing, though: the toy’s pleasant feel making even this pretty darned enjoyable.
The Anal Beads Plug is also ideal for “down there” pleasuring: its shaft being nicely flexible while the three uniquely-textured “beads” are pleasantly firm. It’s not that long, too; so it’s just the thing for those who like to add a little anal to their playtimes as opposed to being a “wow that’s really big” toy.
While it appears … well, let’s be fair “odd-looking,” the tongue-licking attachment is nevertheless a real treat to use! The ribs on the onion shape of it give a delightfully undulating feel when used as an oral sex simulator (no matter the genitalia involved). It’s also is a thrilling breast and nipple toy; being able to slide it over and around adding a whole new range of delicious sensations. A massive step up from simple vibrators that only vibrate.
When all’s said and done, this would be a superb--and totally enjoyable-- toy at twice, or even three times the price. But that you not only get a ultra-high quality wand vibrator, an elegant box and carrying bag, power cord, and three unique and extremely enjoyable silicone attachments for (checking the price yet one more time and still be shocked by it) a little under $55 is nothing less than staggering.
Should you buy this toy? In my humble opinion as someone who has tried it out extensively, both solo and with a partner, Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager is not just highly recommended but should be a must-have addition to all for your sexy playtimes: you will NOT be disappointed!
(Here's M.Christian's take on this excellent sex toy)
EXCELLENT SEXTOY FOR AN EXCELLENT PRICE (five stars)
If you’re on the fence about buying this Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug—which is, more than likely, why you’re reading the reviews—then don’t hem and/or haw and instead BUY THIS TOY!
Why? Here’s where things get tricky: not because of the toy itself but where to actually start with the long list of reasons why it should become a staple of your anal pleasure playtimes.
Just to get the ball rolling, let’s begin that you get not one but TWO toys: the first is the Butt Plug itself (of course) but the remote that controls it can also be used as a vibrator—even without the Butt Plug, as just a stand-alone toy.
About that control: here Tracy's Dog deserves a huge round of applause. Let me paint you a picture to explain my enthusiasm for it: there you are, having a blast with your new anal sex toy (which should always mean a LOT of oil-based lube) and then in a burst of pleasure you shoot the control across the room like a squeezed pumpkin seed.
But never with this remote. As you can see in the product shots, it has this two-finger grip arrangement that keeps it firmly in your hand while allowing your thumb to work the controls. Seriously, why isn't this a design standard on every sextoy?
Then there’s the overall quality of both: the Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug and the remote aren’t just well made but are EXCEPTIONALLY well made. Their silicone coverings are durable, easy-to-clean, and, when the right amount of oil-based lube is added, super-smooth. This last an essential part of any good anal toy.
Some might find the Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug a tad intimidating—especially with the beads having a spiral pattern, and then a ringed one, followed by a knobby part—but I found it extremely comfortable to get in, use, and extract when you're finished. If you're still a little worried about it, I recommend putting a condom over the toy before use to smooth it out a bit: which is not a bad thing to do with any toy, anal or otherwise.
The electronics are equally suburb, with both the Butt Plug part and the remote sporting an impressive array of intensities and vibrational patterns, including a wave that will REALLY tickle whatever fancy you might have. Getting familiar with how to access all this can be a tiny bit tricky but with a little practice, you'll soon find that selecting this setting or that can become practically second nature.
Linking the two was also incredibly easy. I’d gotten so used to other toys having to undergo this elaborate, and often annoying, dance of “push this in for two seconds until this changes color then let go” but here it was just power on and then hit the little wi-fi looking symbol on the remote and it was all ready to go!
Charging, too, is a snap: just connect the included pin charging cable to a USB charger (not included, but then no one ever does that) and plug it into either toy.
At first, I was a little wary about the pin charger, as you basically have to push it through a small amount of the silicone covering and then into the toy, but then immediately fell in love with it: mainly because, unlike induction chargers, it won't get accidentally disconnected while being juiced up.
The packaging is also elegant and high quality, with the toy and the remote nesting nicely in the provided handsome black box—which might be cardboard but so well-made that I know it will become my preferred way of storing both parts.
Also included with the toy, the remote, and the charging cable is a near little book listing the contents and a very well written guide to anal play by Ashley Ross. It’s a little on the small side but I found it completely readable with enough strong light, and Ross’s article is a perfect guide to getting into anal sex play.
As nothing is ever truly perfect, I do have a single quibble. But, rest assured, it’s nothing that’ll change my opinion that this toy is not just fun but essential for enjoying anal sex.
The quibble in question is the lack of instructions. That I had to insert the charging cable into the toy was, as I mentioned, at first disconcerting, which could have been eased by a short guide that showed that—yep—this is how it’s supposed to be done.
When all's said and done, the BIGGEST positive about this toy is how affordable this thing is! Seriously, looking at what you get and how well made everything is, I never in a million years would guess how much it all retails for. Other toys, with a lot fewer features and much lower quality, are out there going for three or even four times what Tracy's Dog is asking.
Not only that, but the Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug (and it's remote) are backed by a one-year parts and materials guarantee: something else that should also be a mainstay of the sextech industry but sadly often isn't.
Wrapping up: by buying this you not only get an ultra well-made Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug, an exceptionally well-designed ergonomic control that can also double as a stand-alone sex toy, charging cable, neat little book on anal sex, and an elegant box to hold it all—for a ridiculously low price.
Think of it this way, even if you don’t like it—which I don’t think will be the case—instead of rolling the dice with a toy that might set you back $75 to $200 you’ve only spent a fraction of that amount.
I'm definitely going to check out more of Tracy's Dog offerings and if their Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug proves to be the rule and not the exception their products will be a major highlight of my sextoy collection—and, no doubt, to be the source of lots of fun for a long, long time.
What can I say...Chris and I as much like to write (we love to write actually) as talk about our writing, talk our writing, or just talk in general. This is why we are gearing up a brand new collaboration with the Chrome Orange Music And Media Company to release some of our writing in audiobook form as much as give forth an exclusive with Chrome Orange to present our Write Dirty Words smut-writing courses via audiobook.
Being able to read our words, lifting the intent off the page and through our lips to entertain (mainly) and instruct (maybe a little) is a real thrill for loquacious goofballs like us. In fact, I am about a third of the way done reading my book Dating While Intexticated, originally published by Jean Marie Stine's Sizzler Editions for Chrome Orange.
Boy am I ever enjoying the process.
I try very hard to make with the good writing and all. I do what I can to get my points across with some clever word choice or twisty fun grammar usage. If I come to a sentence that runs a little long, I often exploit what would usually be thought of as a big grammar 'no-no' by trying to have fun attacking my word usage. But speaking these words out loud I have found a whole new way to explore what I have written as much as to inject even more humor, and I hope a solid wry commentary, to my written words.
I can only see this audio stuff working to the betterment of what I do and how I do it, not to mention helping me to deliver a really great product, something a listener might love to listen to again and again. From my background of live music performance, where I was always the 'frontman' (how could my ego allow for me to be anything else?!) I think I learned how to engage an audience (for quite some time and still even now, lots of my non-adult work has been in the world of children's music/book- making, and you won't find a tougher time anywhere than standing in front of 3-year-old's and trying to keep them entertained!) I bring my background of performance in making the audiobook the best it can be and in the future with Chris attached to a few of these books, we will be an unbeatable pair, I feel.
So keep your ears peeled and look here often, we will keep you abreast (or two...tee hee) of what's coming in what we are saying.
Good old, wacky Marquis de Sade. Got to love the guy. He was a hoot and a half, no? Even if you are not a kinkster you have no doubt heard the term ‘sadism,’ and even if you don’t know from whence it comes (it comes from this well-heeled society reprobate) you probably have a hint of what BDSM is, maybe have brushed past sexual power exchange, heard the term (or played at being a) ‘top’ or ‘bottom’?
(Oh, I know, don’t worry, I know you’d never dream of trying these kinds of things in your bedroom!)
Well, if you want a peek into fevered dreams of high naughtiness or just a reminder of what you get into on a regular basis twice-a-month with the girls down at the bridge club (those nights you put the cards away and wiggle into the leather) have a look at the new cool hardcover from Goliath Books, Marquis de Sade – 100 Erotic Illustrations. We’ve been on about Goliath before. Releasing photographic and illustrated tomes, this publisher, based in Berlin, are not afraid to take on controversial subjects (and show a lot of skin). And while all the Marquis was into is not everybody’s cup of tea, the stuff you will come to in this hardcover are pretty damned naughty…and involve quite a lot of folks in each scene.
To the Marquis, the more was definitely the merrier.
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, born in Paris in 1740, was a relative of the French royal family. He is known mostly for his bad behavior and writings (most of which were done when he was jailed for life in 1777). He was a man known for holding orgies, whipping women, and frequenting prostitutes. And while lots of what the Marquis got up to has been sighted as non-consensual (something no one can rightly condone) one can’t help but notice the historical significance of his writings and the many illustrations that went right along with them.
Lots of which you will find in the hundred in Marquis de Sade – 100 Erotic Illustrations. .
Our friends at PictuRama have released their annual Fetish Map London. This sprawling pocket-sized glossy guide hips one and all to all that one (and all) might desire in the world of fetish, kink and anything alternative, in and around London and other points far afield. It is really the only map of its kind.
The 2018 FML is the 10th edition of the map, released in conjunction with London Fetish Weekend as it always has been. Beginning publication sixteen years ago, the map grew not only in size but in scope and after six years out it took on a global reach. Kinksters from around the world would come to rely on the map for where they were going to stop as tourists or plan trips around events that the map revealed (it stays in circulation a year-and-a-half from its publication, so lots of things are listed well in advance so readers can make appropriate plans). Presently Fetish Map London enjoys a print run of 75,000 copies and now reaches the USA, Italy, Japan, and Holland, to name just a few countries it gets to. One can order it here, or pick it the map up in many of the locations that are listed actually in the map.
It takes time for something to catch on with a niche-minded scene, even longer for something to be considered de rigueur, necessary, something people come to expect. Indeed, if Fetish Map London didn't deliver, time and again, as it always has, it would not have made the grade within a very discerning crowd. But the map is out yet again, serving the purpose it always has and seen-be-scenesters as well as everyday folks looking to find some latex wardrobe accessories, or a provocative gallery opening, will come to the map once again for their fix.
I'm not exactly admitting to anything you understand, but Goliath's new little hardcover tome The History of Sexual Punishment, kinda bubbles my giblets in a way that even the best from this publisher has yet to. Not that I don't love all the Goliath titles I have expounded on in this blog, but this new book, from the Karl F. Sturer Collection and part of the Goliath’s “Digest” series is a just right for my sensibilities.
And that’s all I’m admitting to.
Across the 240 images presented here (some actual monochrome, a real collector’s treat, plus engravings, VictorianDaguerreotypes and film and digital images) we get mainly women giving and women receiving flagellation pornographic images…which is perfectly fine with me. Given that this girl-doming-girl is a mainstay of hetero-male porno, it’s no surprise that from as early as 450 BC in Greece, up through the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (and beyond) in the stuff represented here, we get lots of woman topping other women. Yes there are a few guys in the mix, both dom and sub, but you get the idea.
Across the book we get 30 chapters, with names like, “Erotic spanking as a consensual practice,” “The Berkley horse,” “The paddle,” and “Lesbian spanking.” Rest assured, into spanking, interested but not yet having indulged in it, or just a passing fan, a goodly amount of positions, practices and instruments are well explored here. Be you a fan of the slipper, a fanny high and exposed over a couch or lap, a teacher making clear her lesson with a cane, you get lots here to salivate over.
As we often find with Goliath, this book is presented in multi-languages. Spanish and Italian are represented in the intros with English and German the dominant languages throughout the book.
You can grab The History of Sexual Punishment, here.
As any freelancer, un-agented worker, build-your-own-brand brander knows there is a fine line between trying to get the word out about your wares and shameless (icky) self-promotion. Chris and I do our fair share here for sure, but we also try and keep a balance so anyone coming to this blog, among all the many many other blogs one could come to, will at least, maybe (hopefully) be entertained. By its very nature a blog on any site 'advertises' for that site, is promoting something in some way, so it really is a case of the tail wagging the dog we know.
This time I admit to being blatantly self-promoting by telling you about my recent publication of a book at SinCyr Publishing.
I already have a story appearing in a SinCyr anthology (see here) so I know how wonderfully the company works in releasing, promoting and in the actual creation of their tomes. My Tease and Arouse (see here and here) is now available.
Writing the wide variety of stuff that I do, fiction and non-fiction both, and certainly skipping across genres from erotica to science fiction to whatever else (a jack-off of all trades, masturbator of none) I am very happy with the short fiction in T&A and would invite you along for the ride if you are of a mind to enjoy some naughty words of this particular stripe.
At the end of the day, Chris and I, and so many authors I know, are as much flattered as thrilled to have publishers like SinCyr out there paving the path for erotic fiction and genre stuff in general. A regular traipse through my local Barnes and not-so Nobles fills me with sadness when I see how little erotica the store puts up on its shelves and how genre fiction in general seems to be dwindling ever more to puzzles, Funko figures and magazines (does anybody feel a sense that Barnes is going the way of Borders in a last ditch effort to stay open?)
Thank you SinCyr.
- R. Greco