This Week in Sex: Vagina Boat

Vagina Boat by artist Rokudenashiko

Okay, the title is a lie. I don’t run TWIS posts every week so it probably should be something more like “This Year(?) in Sex” however the word “week” sounds better, so, you know. Deal with it.

From My Room

My most popular post yet: I dish all the details about having amazing sex with Epiphora.

We-Vibe featured my rave review of the We-Vibe Touch on their website!

I’m walking with Jiz Lee and the Pink & White team in the 2014 AIDS Walk San Francisco this Sunday, to raise funds for dozens of Bay Area AIDS service organizations that work to stop new infections and support people living with HIV/AIDS.

Lorax of Sex sent me a package containing a beautiful piece by Fucking Sculptures, as well as several other exciting and/or strange items that I’m already drafting reviews for!

Also! Did you know you can subscribe to my blog posts via email?

From The Blogosphere

Bouquet of Sex Toys

Epiphora has published the most wonderful post where she recounts the first time she had sex with me, reviews my apartment, checks my bone density, and christens my Throe.

Amy Dentata wrote an incredibly touching piece about how queer trans feminist porn helped her open up to her partner and feel like she finally found a place where she belonged.

Girl on the Net talks about why gendering products with terms like “man-bag” and “guybrator” is strange and stupid, and how explanations such as “it’s just marketing!” are no excuse.

Erika Moen debunks myths and illustrates how great adding sex toys to a relationship can be. Need ideas on how to introduce your partner to the idea? Her comic covers that too.

Penny gets serious about the hurt that comes from sex-shaming and body-shaming, and writes about her personal experience being shamed for her erotic photography.

Apricot Creams won my CrashPadSeries Giveaway several months ago, and then wrote a great review of CrashPad’s Guide to Fisting. In their words, “It has the same effect on me that the vast majority of Crash Pad videos do; it turns me on but it makes me happy, too – really, genuinely happy.”

From The Interwebs

Vagina Boat & Vagina Cake

Megumi Igarashi (aka Rokudenashiko) is a TOTALLY RAD Japanese woman who makes molds of her vulva and creates cute artwork and miniature dioramas out of them. She has rowed around in a boat molded after her own vagina, hosts monthly vagina art-making workshops for women, and has been arrested on obscenity charges for selling her 3D printable vagina design files. Talking about vaginas (or manko in Japanese), much less visual representation of them, is major taboo in Japan. Rokudenashiko strives to challenge these cultural beliefs with her artwork. She is my new hero.

Put on your headphones and turn up the volume for some good morning sex in your ear with a British accent. You might not think you need this, but you do.

The ongoing webcomic Tripping Over You has fantastic artwork and a heartwarming story about a same-sex couple. Pro Tip: Keep track of your place while reading this and other webcomics with Comic Rocket!

Sarah Mirk has written a fascinating, detailed overview of the history of American sex ed films for Bitch Magazine. The article is quite long, but completely worth reading all the way through. You would think that over time, the quality of information in sex ed films would improve, but the reality is much more complex.

And From Elsewhere

Stuff not necessarily related to sex, but still excellent:

"Female Hysteria" by Robin DaveyRobin Davey creates really cool illustrations and looping animations in his unique and colorful art style, including my favorite: the soothing, hypnotic, endlessly rotating hamburger.

I could spend all night wrapped up in a blanket burrito while reading disturbing and creepy Wikipedia articles (and I have). Here’s one to get you started: In the year 1518 there was a “Dancing Plague” epidemic, where those affected couldn’t stop dancing constantly until they died of heart attack or exhaustion.

A look into the warped and cliquish tech culture of California’s high-tech industry hub known as Silicon Valley, where the most important characteristic for landing a job is to fit into The Culture.

GLOW IN THE DARK SPACE UNDIES. That is all.

  • Rokudenashiko is my favorite person of current times.

    Also, I was going to masturbate “normally” (with porn and a lot of toys) but then you reminded me about British Filth and now I have to jack off “abnormally” (with audio and Hitachi only). Goddamnit.

  • This is fantastic! I am working my way through the linked articles and am really impressed with your round-up! Also, thank you so much for including my piece!