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Measuring the difference between porn and erotica

Measuring the difference between porn and erotica

An avid reader, I prefer the way that the stories are told from a first-person perspective (the literary equivalent of POV porn). I love being able to read about how all the narrator’s senses are being engaged. 

As someone who was assigned female at birth and used to identify as a woman, I found it really refreshing to study pleasure from the point of view of a female narrator(more on womxn-centric porn later). 

To this day, I still love reading erotic stories. Being a part of someone’s fantasy in that way is so much more erotic than watching a bunch of body parts smush together on screen.

Me, My Partner & The Lioness Vibrator

Me, My Partner & The Lioness Vibrator

At last, I received my longed-after Lioness Vibrator in the mail and she’s been joining me on all kinds of research adventures since. I’ve always been an avid investigator by nature, but my new friend has certainly taken things up a notch—or five!

I set out to see what we could come up with solo—just the Lioness and me—as well as how she and my partner would get along, and in which different ways we could all play together.

Lioness versus PMDD; Masturbating for relief

Lioness versus PMDD; Masturbating for relief

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a more aggravated version of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). PMS feels like bopping to an angsty No Doubt song on the radio, while PMDD feels like being trapped in a Hawthorne Heights screamo concert with no end in sight.

PMDD is a medical condition that causes severe irritability, anxiety, and depression in the week or two before your period(1). Symptoms subside 2-3 days after your period starts. An estimated 5-8% of women and AFAB (assigned female at birth) individuals have PMDD(2).

Those of us that have PMDD can thank our lucky stars that masturbating serves as a fun way to relieve symptoms.

Orgasms aren’t just for stress relief, and here’s why

Orgasms aren't just for stress relief, here's why

While I can recognize the energizing power and benefits of a masturbation ritual, I can also see when I’ve become too dependent on it. Instead of finding time for workouts, meditation, or journaling, my masturbation habits carry all the weight of relieving my stress.

With quarantine forcing us to bring our workspace into our homes, it has been too easy to sneak off between Zoom calls to rub one out. I started to get antsy, irritable, and impatient throughout my workday. I had trouble concentrating because I was simply biding time until I could get my next fix.

Orgasms can be addictive when I don’t balance that out with other forms of self-care. I began to wonder what masturbation would look like when I’m not using it solely for stress-relief.

What Lioness Means to Me - A Series

What Lioness Means to Me - a blog series about the Lioness Smart Vibrator

In a world where masturbation for people with vaginas is still taboo, it’s so important to be able to make space for the learning, exploration, and fun Liz and Anna had in mind when they developed the Lioness Smart Vibrator.

This is why we came up with the “What Lioness Means to Me” blog series. We want to be able to go a step beyond Lioness Vibrator reviews. We want to highlight the Lioness’s capabilities while giving all of those in our Pride the chance to speak for themselves.

Below is the first in our series, a submission from Rachael. Rachael is a mom, a woman with a Ph.D., a college professor, and a self-proclaimed Lioness enthusiast. Check out her story below:

What are the best sex toys for seniors?

What are the best sex toys for seniors?

Everyone deserves a respectful and fulfilling sex life, and that sentiment doesn't change as you get older.

While there are plenty of design-forward sex toys that have been coming out on the market, many of which can be considered by people no matter their age, there are certain considerations folks may need to make as they get older. We've included a lineup of some of the best toys with the needs of older folks in mind.

Lioness versus Researcher

Women in flash light

So, it’s been a while since I’ve done any type of blogging so I forget how to really begin. So I guess I’ll begin with who am I. I am a sexual health researcher, so basically I get to talk about sex all day without people thinking I’ve a (complete) weirdo. I’m also a woman who has stresses, frustrations, good days, bad days, and a sex drive. I use the Lioness in many different aspects of my life and I’m so excited to share my experiences.

5 easy tips to clean your sex toys

Disinfectant gels - keeping your sex toys clean

You’ve got your new vibrator and you’re ready to roll — but hang on! Before you become better acquainted with your new toy, check out these tips to keep them (and you) clean, happy, and healthy.

Don’t worry, cleaning your sex toys isn’t more complicated than washing your hands with soap and water. As long as you know a few things about your product, you can easily keep them clean for years to come.

I measured my orgasm to see what makes the Magic Wand so magical

I measured my orgasm to see what makes the Magic Wand so magical

The Magic Wand wasn't deemed one of "The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time" by Time Magazine for just any ol' reason. It's one of the most classic, longstanding vibrators out there.

With all of the new gadgets and gizmos that have been invented since this massager's inception in 1968 (by super conservative Japanese company Hitachi, no less), does it still stand up to new technology? Let's find out!

I'm going to use my trusty Lioness to measure my orgasm when using the Magic Wand vs. when using other toys and stimulators, so we can see how the experiences are similar and different. 

The best sex toys for couples in 2019, selected by experts

The best sex toys for couples in 2019, selected by experts

Looking for a couples vibrator can feel overwhelming. There are so many different ones out there — which one do you choose? Below, we've selected some of the best sex toys for couples out there for different experiences and different tastes. We also have a couple of surprises at the end that you can try right now for free, so if you're curious... read on!