It’s that time of year again — the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge begins tomorrow, and that’s no joke.
Last year I blogged about Montreal from A to Z, which resulted in an ebook entitled (coincidentally) Montreal from A to Z. This year I’m going R-rated with my subject matter, and will be posting about Sex Toys from A to Z.
Now, before you unsubscribe in a huff, let me explain my goal for this year’s challenge.
As a sex writer who’s been exploring the ins and outs of the sex trade, both as a journalist and as a writer of erotic fiction, I’m looking to shed some light on the topic of sex toys from an educational point of view. With all the hustle and bustle surrounding 50 Shades of Grey, lots of people have gotten their knickers in a knot over sexual play and what it means to use sex toys — to the point that there’s even a sex toy line inspired by the books. So shouldn’t we all be a little bit better educated when it comes to the types of toys we choose to purchase with our hard-earned dollars?
I think so. Because, believe me, there are a lot of cheap, shoddily-made sex toys out there, some of which can even make you physically ill.
Personally, I believe everyone should try out a few sex toys throughout their adult lives. They’re fun, just like toys ought to be, and they bring pleasure. They can be used solo or with a partner, and they’ll spice up your bedroom routines. They can help you get off, and they can help you share fantasies with your lover.
That being said, I don’t plan to review any of the sex toys I mention during this challenge, as the aim is sharing subjective information about what each toy does, rather than how well one person believes it performs its duties. If you’d like to try any of them for yourself, I’ll be including affiliate links so that you can purchase them from a reputable source.
Finally, all of the toys included on my A to Z list are being sourced from Babeland, a toy shop that’s female-friendly, sleaze-free and an excellent source of educational information, as well as an ethical company that only sells high-quality toys made from materials that will never compromise your health or well-being for a brief buzz. Babeland doesn’t sell cheap made-in-China “novelty” toys; they only carry items from upstanding companies, including Jimmyjane, Lelo and Tenga, to name a few.
So let the challenge begin! I’m ready and raring to go with my A-to-Z game. Check back tomorrow to find out which sex toys start with A, and why they might interest you.