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FREE Sex Toy Designs, Contest 3-D Sex Toys, Tonight The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

Hope to see you at the Erotic Literary Salon-Live tonight in Philadelphia. The room will be filled, Tuesday, Oct 20. Come early, doors open 6:30.

Read below – looks like a fun project – create one on a 3-D printer – free designs available or enter contest and design one yourself – get paid for having a wonderful time.


“Pinky The Vibrator – Our first traditional vibrator allows people to scale and print a vibe in the exact size they desire. Some people believe this is the reason that 3D printers will become popular. I agree. People with these devices will want to print all sorts of things and they will certainly want to avoid buying them in a store. Of course, yours doesn’t have to be pink, it will be whatever color filament that you use. Mine is pink.

As with all designs here at MakerLove.com the file is free, print as many as you want, scale it up, scale it down, use it any way you wish. You can even modify it and enter your new version into our design contest”. More vibrators and info here:


“Designers: If you heard a rumor about a 3-D design competition, it is true. MakerLove.com is hosting a contest for printable sex toys. You design them and if we like it, we’ll pay you for it. After we pay you, your design is then given away free here. So not only will you be paid to design cool things, but your item will be used by hundreds of adoring fans.

File type:  .stl
Product maximum size: 225 x145 x150 millimeters or 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 inches (The Makerbot Replicator prints this size objects)
Colors: One (for now)
Software you should use for the design: Anything that will export an .stl file.
Design Material: ABS Plastic

What We Want: We want enticing sex toys designs that will be pleasurable for our visitors to print out and use. We are particularly interested in designs that can be made to vibrate. This is how MakerLove.com will pay the bills, by selling bullet-style vibrators that people will insert into your design. Essentially, your design will be for a dildo and customers will be encourage to visit Vibrators.com to order the vibrator motor to turn it into a vibe. We have chosen one particular vibrator for this project. You will need to put a 18mm diameter by 60mm deep hole in your toy to accommodate the bullet.

Bullet Hole Dimensions: The bullet hole should round and 18mm in diameter and 60mm in depth.

Payment: Designs that we use and publish will be paid $75 per design. Designs without an accommodation for the bullet vibrator that we sell will be paid $35.

Multiple entries? Please submit as many as you like, we may not choose them all, but we are looking for a fairly large number of designs.”

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Oysters-Aphrodisiac, Sex Toy Machine-Convenient Aide

Merilyn Jackson, a frequent reader at the Salon recently had her poem “Oysters” published in Cleaver Magazine. I recall her wonderful reading of this work at the Salon, her last line left me wanting.

by Merilyn Jackson

I am licking
the insides
of the
oyster shells

embedded in salt
on a plate
black as your
angry eyes

like your love,
cooling rapidly as lava.

Forgive me.

OysterIt reminds me
how much
I want
to lick
your hair.


America’s Very First Sex Toy Vending Machine Is Coming To Philadelphia

BY  • 05.27.15


Philadelphia-based entrepreneurs Vaughn Sandman and Dean Kitagawa have created what they’re calling North America’s first-of-its-kind sex toy vending machine, PinkBox, because we live in a magical age. Sandman and Kitagawa are holding a launch party at Philadelphia’s Underground Arts venue on Thursday night to celebrate this milestone, and let people try out the machine firsthand.

The creators say that “sex is nothing to be embarrassed about,” and being able to obtain dildos conveniently out of a vending machine does cut down on the awkwardness of the face-to-face interaction of going to an actual sex shop, or having to wait for a delivery when that itch just won’t scratch itself.

Philly Mag spoke with the PinkBox team about their new creation:

[Host of Sex with Timaree Podcast!] Dr. Timaree, who’s serving as PinkBox’s “resident sexpert” and curator of what’s inside, explains that the machine stocks “everything from condoms and cock rings to Lelo vibrators. There are glass dildos, and starter restraint kits.”

Dr. Timaree can’t yet confirm where the first machines will be placed, but Sandman and Kitagawa say they are “very adamant about making sure we get a PinkBox in the Gayborhood that caters more specifically to the boys.”

The creators also say that, due to the low overhead, they’re able to keep their prices competitive for those who appreciate value in their sex toys as much as convenience. It’s probably only a matter of time before these things can be found in every nightclub and strip joint across the country.


A Guide to Sex Toy Safety

Excellent article on sex toys, tools that can aid in bringing much pleasure.

By  for US News/health

You’re building an intimate relationship with this item. Choose wisely.

Sexual pleasure is your birthright. It’s a vital life source, and it deserves to be accepted, understood, cherished and nurtured.” That’s how Claire Cavanah, co-founder of Babeland, a sex toy retailer with locations in Seattle and New York, defines the attitude behind “sexual positivity.” This movement is partially about recognizing that sex is a “very big part of a healthy, happy life,” she says. And what better way to spread happiness than with toys? Toys that vibrate! Toys that strap on! Toys that look and feel like flesh, and toys that look like sleek, James Bond gadgets! Options abound these days.

Whether you consider yourself the FAO Schwarz of sex toys or can’t whisper the word “dildo” without turning the electric pink of some vibrators, we could all use a little refresher on the ins and outs (sorry!) of sex toy safety:

Know your toys. There’s no government regulation for sex toys and their safety, so do your homework on which materials are safe, and which are not. For example, safety concerns have emerged over phthalates – chemicals found in sex toys and other products to soften plastic and increase flexibility. Some research suggests a lifetime exposure to these chemicals may potentially cause cancer and harm reproductive systems, testes and liver, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. While no agency is verifying “phthalate-free” claims on sex toy packaging, Cavanah and Oakland, Calif.-based sex and relationship coach Charlie Glickman say this indication is a good place to start. While examining the package, also look for materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl and jelly rubber, which often contain phthalates, according to a Kinsey Confidential article. And remember, phthalates soften plastic, so bendable toys with a jelly-like feel are suspect.

[Read: Sexy Tips from a Septuagenarian.]

Speaking of soft toys, consider porosity. The squishiness of a toy doesn’t always indicate the presence of phthalates, but it does mean the toy can harbor bacteria in its pores. “The concern with porous toys is that you can’t get them 100 percent clean,” says Glickman, who is also the co-author of “The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure.” But don’t worry: Assuming you go for a phthalate-free toy, there’s no need to skip on porous pleasures. There’s a workaround to ensure good, clean fun with these types of toys: “If you cover the toy with a condom, you know you will have a nice, clean surface every time you use it,” Glickman says.

Glickman points out that soft, jelly-like toys are often less expensive than those made of silicone – the nonporous, sanitizable favorite. So if you’re new to The World of Vibrators and Dildos and feel uneasy investing in a silicone toy, save money by trying a plastic toy with a condom first. “If you decide it really isn’t for you, then you’ve only spent $30 instead of $80,” he says. “If you decide you really like it, you have the option of purchasing a body-safe silicone product later.”

Buy from a trusted company. Given the lack of regulation, hazy marketing terms and the fact that these items will likely, you know, go inside you, it’s important to buy from retailers that are “thoroughly interested in your pleasure and your health,” says Cavanah, who is also co-author of “Sex Toys 101” and “Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex.” Stores such as Babeland and San Francisco-based Good Vibrations are “missionary” in their intent, she says. “We want people to not only enjoy their sex lives, but also get rid of every inhibition they may have,” she says, “including, ‘What is this toy going to do to me?'”

A quality vendor will have researched and vetted the products for you, says Glickman, who adds She Bop and Sugar – based in Portland and Baltimore, respectively – to the list of reputable shops. One way to spot trustworthy sellers is by perusing their websites. “If you go to their site, they will tell you everything you need to know, because they want you to be happy with the toy,” Glickman says, citing cleaning and care instructions. “That’s the difference between shopping at those companies versus shopping at Amazon, where you don’t get any information.”

[Read: Vaginas and Vulvas 101.]

Share with care. “Toys are not just for the lonely – that’s a common misconception,” Cavanah says. “Couples are using them all the time to have orgasms for the first time, or to have more orgasms or bigger, harder, wilder ones, and there’s nothing wrong with bringing toys into your relationship and bedroom.” But even with harder, wilder orgasms at stake, it’s important to use some caution. Know the sexually transmitted disease status of the partner you’re sharing with, advises Debby Herbenick, co-director of Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Cover toys with a condom before one person uses it, and then remove or replace the condom if a partner uses the toy, too.

Condoms are also important while using the same toy both anally and vaginally. Ideally, you’d have a dedicated toy for each part, but if not, “put a condom on a toy, and then when you take it out of one part – the anus or vagina – put a new condom on before going into the other part,” Herbenick says. “You don’t want to transfer bacteria from anus to vagina.”

Wash toys after every use.

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