March 24, 2011

Come To My New Blog And Web Site!

I have a new blog and web site, and I'm inviting everyone to it. This blog/web site focuses on my erotic writing. I will continue to post sex toys reviews on this blog. So, if you want to keep up with me, visit me at my new digs.

Elizabeth Black - Blog and Web site

See you there!

Lizzie

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February 03, 2011

GoodVibes Review: Wartenberg Pinwheel

I'd been curious about the Wartenberg Pinwheel for quite some time now, since I've graduated from "vanilla" sex toys to more ... er ... adventurous fare. This pinwheel has 22 little spikes on it on the wheel, and when it runs on my skin it gives me the most incredible sensations that make me shiver all over. I don't like pain so I don't push the pinwheel hard against my flesh, otherwise I'll leave little perforations all over my skin. It's not likely to make me bleed no matter how hard I push it. If it were, I'd soak it in alcohol. My husband didn't like the feel of the pinwheel because when he used it he said it hurt, and I believe him. He has very sensitive skin. He's like the Princess and the Pea. He feels everything very intensely. So, the pinwheel is my little toy I use for light, solo sensation play when I want to feel something a little different.

This pinwheel is made of 100% stainless steel. It's a very sturdy and heavy little thing, and I like the bulk that it has. It's quite imposing-looking, too. I ran it over my belly, breasts, and arms, and it brought up goosebumps like you wouldn't believe.
The pinwheel made me feel more alert and sensitive, so when I went to work on myself with a vibrator I was primed to go. I even ran the pinwheel along my labia, and it was just this side of too sensitive. I don't think I'd like to make a habit of that. The feeling was a little overwhelming.

This is a great little bondage/sensation play device that will give you hours of pleasure. Feel free to visit my Bondage Category for more bondage toys reviews. Also check out my Sex Toys Reviews category and my Good Vibrations Magazine category for articles I've written for GoodVibes. Go buy yourself a Wartenberg Pinwheel. You'll definitely enjoy it.

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August 26, 2010

Bogus Sexperts - Part Two: John "Mars/Venus" Gray

Part two of my series about bogus sexperts is up at Good Vibrations Magazine. This segment skewers John "Mars/Venus" Gray. Here's an excerpt:

Agony Aunts And Bogus Ph.Ds – A Critical Look At Sexperts – Part 2.

Gray likes pop-psychology terms for the way men and women behave, and his terms are simplistic, stereotypical, and rather embarrassing to read. He insists that “men are like rubber bands” who retreat into “caves” and “women are like waves” who “crash” into “wells”. According to the web site “The Rebuttal From Uranus”, the man’s cave is “voluntary – time to reflect, work things out, solve problems, rejuvenate.” The woman’s well, on the other hand, is “involuntary – darkness, overwhelmed, ‘emotional housecleaning’.”

Did any of that make sense to you? It threw me the first time I read it, too.

Go to Good Vibrations Magazine, put down your dildo, and read the rest.

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Mothering Tips I Learned From Nicolas Cage

Here I am, taking another break from writing about vibrators. When I was a new mom, I had two baby raising manuals - the movie "Raising Arizona" and every "Calvin and Hobbes" comic I could get my hands on. I didn't rely on Dr. Spock, those "Your Baby's First 12 Months" books, Dr. Phil, or parenting magazines. Needless to say I raised a very unusual kid. My son is now college aged and he just moved in with us so life has been interesting to say the least.

I realized that Nicolas Cage has played a big part in influencing my views on raising children, starting with his starring role in "Raising Arizona". Here are lessons I've learned from Nicolas Cage regarding child-rearing:

Raising Arizona

1. Don't leave the car seat on top of the car and then drive away.

2. Listen to your child's mother when she tells you what your child needs.

3. Never take on more children than you can handle.

Kick Ass

1. If you child is precocious, encourage out-of-the-box interests and behavior.

2. Always dress cool.

3. Don't talk down to your child. Treat your child like a person and not a toy.

4. Teach your child to be a skeptic and to question authority.

5. Teach your child about justice.

National Treasure

This movie is more about Nick Cage's relationship with his dad as played by Jon Voight.

1. Always support your child's wildest dreams, no matter how out-there they may be.

2. There's always another clue but it's worth following.

3. When you can, teach, such as showing your child the proper way to read invisible ink. Remember to use heat.

4. Encourage your child to think for him or herself.

So there you have it. I do have unusual parenting ideas and I think I did a fine job with my son. I am far from a helicopter parent, too. That's just not in my nature. So Nick Cage in all his quirkiness influenced my parenting style. And my son turned out fine.

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August 25, 2010

Sex Toys Sales Still Going Strong In This Recession

It's come as no surprise to me that sex toys sales are booming in this bad economy. People aren't going out to dinner. Instead of plunking down a hundred bucks on a meal, they're staying home and buying vibrators and having a grand old time in the privacy of their bedroom... or kitchen... or garage... or backyard... or hot tub. You get what I mean.

Most of my work is with sex toys companies. I work for several. I'm an affiliate and I make money from sales of sex toys I review on my blog. I write for several magazines published by sex toys companies, namely Sexis and Good Vibrations and Sexy Mama Magazines. It's fun writing about sex and getting paid for it. Not many people have jobs they enjoy - when they have jobs with this high unemployment. I've been reviewing sex toys for so long that I can now get premium sex toys for review. My favorites are Lelo toys and I have an electrosex kit to review soon.

If you're looking for a good sex toy and you're new to this, or if you aren't new but you want something different, check out my review category. I review cheap and expensive toys but all of them are good. Here's the link: Elizabeth Black - Sex Toys Reviews. And enjoy your shopping experience!

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May 07, 2010

I Now Write For Good Vibrations Magazine

I now write for Good Vibrations Magazine. Want to read fun articles about sex? Check out Good Vibes Mag!

Here's the link to my Good Vibrations page, including links and excerpts from all my articles:

http://magazine.goodvibes.com/author/elizabeth-black/

My First Post – Talking 'Bout Sex, Money, And Raising A Son

My son, who will go by the name The Royal Spawn since my blog is called The Countess, is in college now. He’s had a long-suffering attitude about my sex writing, as in he knows about it but I don’t go into detail because he says it’s TMI. (If you don’t know what TMI stands for, Google it.) When he last came up to Massachusetts from college in Maryland to visit for winter break, I showed him my first book in print form and I was very excited about it. So was he and he was very happy for me, but he backed off and said “but it has naughty words in it”. He wouldn’t touch my book with a ten foot pole.

Lack Of Integrity In Integrity Balls

Purity balls are all the rage. Girls pledged to their fathers that their hymens would remain intact until they married some guy who wasn’t under nearly the same pressure to remain “pure” as they were. As I have previously noted, teens who made abstinence pledges are almost as likely to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease as those who never made the pledge. So much for the effectiveness of purity balls and abstinence pledges.

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May 03, 2010

I Now Write For Good Vibrations Magazine

I just started writing for Good Vibrations Magazine. I'll write about sexuality, sex writing, erotic romance, and what it's like being a sex writer and mother of a college-aged son. My first article, My First Post: Talking 'Bout Sex, Money, And Raising A Son has gone live. Here's an excerpt:

My son, who will go by the name The Royal Spawn since my blog is called The Countess, is in college now. He’s had a long-suffering attitude about my sex writing, as in he knows about it but I don’t go into detail because he says it’s TMI. (If you don’t know what TMI stands for, Google it.) When he last came up to Massachusetts from college in Maryland to visit for winter break, I showed him my first book in print form and I was very excited about it. So was he and he was very happy for me, but he backed off and said “but it has naughty words in it”. He wouldn’t touch my book with a ten foot pole.

I don’t know what his problem was because the cover only had a picture of a bed and breakfast on it, not like my other covers of oiled and greased sexy male torsos. I know better than to show him those because he would die of embarrassment. I have vowed that when I get my own sex column I’m going to name it “Naughty Words” after his comment. Ha! Hey, he should be grateful I put all the sex toys in a box in the closet rather than have them lying around the bedroom and living room the way I usually do. That’s what you do when you’re a mom – you keep things as embarrassment-free as possible when you have a college-aged (or teenaged) son in the house. They’re so sensitive they can sense a rabbit vibrator at fifty paces – even if it’s covered in packing foam. Somehow, they know.

Go to the link to read the rest.

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