Favourite Couples Toy? Lets Ask The Shops!


Nice ‘n’ Naughty doesn’t just have a brilliant website – we also have some brick and mortar stores you can visit! The shops are always happy to help and as they have a lot more interactions with customers on a daily basis I thought it might be fun to ask them some of their opinions and see what they think!

As you may have guessed – we’re all big fans of sex toys here, but sometimes it can be hard as a couple to find a toy for BOTH of you to enjoy playing with.

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So I thought it might be fun and interesting to ask the shops; “What are your Favourite Couples Toys in the store?”

 Below are some of the replies with the reasons from the shops themselves.

Nice ‘n’ Naughty Bangor
27 High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NP – (Follow their twitter here!)

ToyJoy Designer Edition – Hero

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Hero can be used in any way – as a traditional cock ring or a vibrator for vaginal or anal stimulation, small enough to carry around yet not too small that’s it’s too fiddly to work or keep hold of.

 ToyJoy Designer Edition – Helix

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Lots of fun for couples – he can keep control of the vibrations she receives – this can even be used out & about.

WeVibe 4 Plus

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As the Helix (above), this is a fun toy for couples to use together or even apart as this uses apps to keep in touch.

Nice ‘n’ Naughty Chester
127 – 129 Brook Street, Chester, CH1 3DU (Follow their twitter HERE!)

 

Lelo Lyla 

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You can have fun out and about as it’s a remote control toy.

ToyJoy – Wonder Wand 

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Male and female wand attachments fit this very powerful toy.

 Fetish Fantasy – Vibrating Strap On

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While he is being penetrated the vibrating bullet stimulates her clitoris, it’s really comfy and easy to wear. Good size toy and the bullet is pretty strong!

Electrastim – Flick Duo

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Two way electro sex where you have to be TOUCHING each other! Great solo – but much more fun together!

We-vibe 4 Plus 

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Bluetooth app so he can control your pleasure near or far.

Nice ‘n’ Naughty Liverpool
16 Colquitt Street, L1 4DE (Follow their twitter HERE)


Well today I sold a couple a Sqweel for her & a Fleshlight for him & suggested they could use them on & with each other. The couple were really happy with that idea!

Rocks Off Ro- Duet Remote Egg

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Use at the movies, out for dinner or when you’re shopping…split up…..hit they button & wait for the squeal so you know she’s in the bean aisle.  Get it bean aisle??

Screaming O – O Yeah Vibrating cockring

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A little something, something for them both.

Nice ‘n’ Naughty Southport
53 London Street, Southport PR9 OTH (Follow their twitter HERE!)

We Vibe 4+

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Simply because both partners genuinely use it together and both get stimulation from it! Plus – Bluetooth!

Screaming O -Double O8 Cockring

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A vibrating cock ring that they can turn round and both get stimulation!

We-Vibe Tango

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A really strong rechargeable bullet to use on each other (and they can use it in the Double 08 to give the cockring more power!)

Nice ‘n’ Naughty Warrington,
Unit 5, Crown Parade Warrington, WA1 2AE (Follow their twitter HERE)

 Lelo –  Hugo Prostate Massager 
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The vibration on it is absolutely amazing, really powerful. It comes with a remote so the partner can be in control, and not only can it be used for prostate use, it can be used vaginally.

Hero cock ring by Designer ToyJoy

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 It’s not only a cock ring but a couple’s massager, as it can be held in place for a few different positions and includes diagrams inside the front of the box. A good price for rechargeable waterproof toy, too.

 Helix vibrating egg by Designer ToyJoy

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This toy is not only a traditional egg but the “remote” vibrates as well. It’s really quiet, you can change the batteries for on-the-go use and is ideal to be used by lesbian couples as its sort of 3 toys in a one;  an egg, a vibrator, and both. Can be used both at the same time with a little bit of control fitted in. And of course the vibration can be turned off on the remote for more discreet use outside.

Nice ‘n’ Naughty Wigan
Unit 7 Queen Street,Wigan, WN3 4DY (Follow their twitter HERE)

 WeVibe Passionate Play Kit

 

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It’s so totally worth it to get the kit over just the We-Vibe as the We-Vibe brings people closer together with the illusion you’re not using a toy, and also you get the tango in the kit for like£20 and it’s an amazing bullet!!

Eclipse Cock Ring by Luz

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It’s a lovely cock ring with good power, a nice lightshow haha and it comes in a really sturdy nice box meaning its ideal for a gift

 Wireless vibrating eggs (any brand)
Ideal for couples who want to experience a little role-play without using bondage (someone in control, someone under control) or who want to play outdoors. It’s exciting!

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As you can tell above, some of these items are available on our website if you don’t like to  go outside (i’m very much that type of person) or alternatively pop into your local Nice ‘n’ Naughty and see what they suggest!

As always – we would love to hear your thoughts – do you agree with the list? Do you disagree or do you have a favourite toy with your partner? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

with love 2016

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My Life Part 2


The Nice ‘n’ Naughty blog has the great honour of having another post from Debbie; our guest blogger. Debbie will be giving us an insight into her life as a cross dresser in her special blog posts.

In her second  post Debbie discusses language and what she feels is in a name.

Please read, enjoy and comment.

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MY LIFE  – Part 2

 

So, what’s in a name, and what does it mean anyway?

Transgendered, cross-dresser, transvestite (and the derivatives TV and trannie), trans-sexual, and many more are all used, let it be said, more-or-less without distinction by people, often outside of this very broad community, in an attempt to pigeon hole us into manageable concepts. Now there’s nothing wrong with that, and we all do it in various ways. But it leads to confusion, and a confusion not helped by the fact even within the community we are not certain about these terms ourselves. In what is already a grey gender area there are overlapping uncertainties of meaning. My own thoughts, based on personal sentiment and experience may, or may not, help the situation. First of all a clear distinction must be made between those of us who, by choice (if indeed that is always the case recognising that there can be powerful psychological imperatives) elect to live all or part of our lives as women, and those who find themselves physiologically between the sexes, sharing attributes of both. The latter form, in many respects, a different category on which I cannot make informed comment. Of the former groups there, as with all communities, a wide range of behaviours, thoughts and living styles. It is invidious to categorise, but such is the currency of the vocabulary that some attempt has to be made to define them. What follows are merely my own reflections, so feel free to challenge them as you will.

Transgendered can be taken to include those who are physiologically identified with both sexes in one form or another.  Whether they choose to live as either, or indeed neither, is not simply a matter of ‘cross-dressing’ or anything of that nature. There are however those who, whilst exhibiting no physiological attributes of the other sex have a strong and genuine emotional prompting to assume that role and in doing so embark on a programme of gender re-assignment. This can be either by means of surgery or hormone treatment, often accompanied by counselling and advice. These are major changes in the way that life is conducted and those who embark upon in should be applauded for their courage and determination to set right what they see as a wrong.

So some extent the term trans-sexual invades this above territory but a clear distinction between the two cannot be made. To many the terms are synonymous, and it might best to keep them so.

This brings us to the term transvestite. Frankly I think it a ghastly term; it has a harshness of pronunciation that makes it sound cold and even hostile. In many ways in marked contrast to what it actually means to those who see themselves as such. It smacks also of the intolerance of earlier decades and is almost pejorative in its use. Its derivative, ‘trannie’, is an interesting term. Some do not like it to be used, regarding it as an insult. Some do not. I fall into the latter category. It has a ‘softness’ to its enunciation that overcomes the problem of ‘transvestite’, and if some see it as a term of abuse I suggest that, as the black community did with the ‘N’ word, we reclaim it for ourselves. But, given all that, what does it mean? It is one of the most widely-used terms to embrace the community but it differs from trans-sexual and transgendered in that is not necessarily accompanied by any attempt to change the physical character of the body in any permanent form. Surgery and hormone treatment do not, in this definitional sense, apply to this category. These are men and women who choose to dress either permanently or occasionally, in private or in public, in the clothes of the other sex. Cross-dressing is a very similar term, again barely distinguishable from it.

‘Drag’ is an altogether different matter. I suggest it has less to do with gender issues, in the sense I describe them above, than with theatre. There is of course nothing wrong with that but, and rather sadly, for many people outside of the community this is the idea they have of what we do. Nothing could be further from the truth! In many cases we seek not to display ourselves in such dramatic terms but to merge quietly into the general mass of the population, passing as members of the opposite sex. There are of course some cross-dressers, transvestites, call them what you will, who do seek to draw attention to themselves. So again the distinction is not altogether clear.

This is not the arena in which to discuss motivation: that goes far beyond my expertise, and I can only speculate on the basis of personal experience.  Some of my thoughts have been related in the earlier contribution and what motivates me is the great sense of calm satisfaction in recognising who I truly am as Debs. I live the life of a woman and do so without reservation or regret and indeed with a degree of genuine pride in what I do. Assuredly I have not gone along the pathway of surgery or hormone treatment but that is partly an ‘age’ issue and if I were much younger (all this has come to me late in life) the options might be more appealing. I do not exhibit myself in a spectacular fashion, although I do like to be fashionable, and fall into that group who are for the most part happy to merge, unquestioned, into the population at large; content to shop, travel, lunch out etc. I am however not blind to the fact that upon closer inspection I am not, shall we say, all that I appear to be Happily this has never caused me any difficulties, indeed quite the opposite, and people have been politely curious about me, almost always courteous and sometimes pleasantly intrigued. For me it has been a very positive reaction and one that has given me some genuine hope in human nature, even the world of officialdom (passport and security control at airports, the police and NHS) have been heart-warmingly helpful and never obstructive,. I am however only too well aware that this is not everyone’s experience.  I guess what I am trying to say here is that I have been very lucky indeed and, equally importantly, do not take my good fortune for granted.

Love Debs xxx

with love 2016

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Sparkle Weekend


 

If you are a loose end this weekend and looking for something fun to do it’s the annual Sparkle weekend in Manchester!

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For those who don’t know Sparkle is the national transgender celebration is the world’s largest transgender event. For the last 14 years they’ve been celebrating with the trans community in July in Manchester, UK and this year they are following the success of the Sparkle Fringe events and expanding the celebration to last a full week!

Over the Sparkle Weekend people can celebrate with music and events, if that’s not enough there are talks and workshops that are all FREE to attend so even if you’re counting the pennies, you can happily attend!

As the amazing Sparkle website says – (the link is HERE if you want a mooch)

The Sparkle mission is to promote a positive public image of the trans community within society. The aim is to build confidence and resilience, to develop understanding and cohesion in society and to challenge stigma.

The Sparkle event attracts trans people and trans allies locally and from around the world. We showcase trans and trans ally entertainment during the weekend, and we host free educational talks on trans related issues.

The celebration takes place in Sackville Gardens, in the Gay Village in Manchester, UK. This choice of venue provides a safe place for trans people. The event has the support of Manchester Council and local businesses.

If you’re not able to get on the website, here’s a breakdown of the events that are happening over the weekend – with this much variety there’s definitely something for everyone!

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7th July

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TWILIGHT PEOPLE: THE EXHIBITION TOUR GOES MANCHESTER UoM at MediaCityUK

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

ELEANOR CONWAY’S WALK OF SHAME Bandit, Mugger & Thief

8:00 pm – Late

‘RHIANNA’ AND ‘BEYONCE’ – COMMERCIAL R’N’B G-A-Y

8:00 pm – Late

THE MAPLE CLOUDS Bandit, Mugger & Thief

9:00 pm – Late

KARAOKE WITH ROXY RIVERS Village Showbar

9:30 pm – Close

CABARET WITH CHERRY & COCO POP Centre Stage

All Day –

OFFICIAL, UNOFFICIAL, ALTERNATIVE SPARKLE Bandit, Mugger & Thief

 

8Th July 2016

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPECIAL CHINESE MEAL Peking Court Restaurant

7:30 pm – Close

THE FREE SPIRITS Bandit, Mugger & Thief

9:15 pm – Close

IRISH SPARKLES 2016 – THE TACKY TARTS The Molly House

9:30 pm – Close

VELVET MUSIC Velvet Bar

10:00 pm – Late – very late

DISCO AND PARTY MUSIC WITH BRENDA LABEAU EVA

10:00 pm – Late

GUEST DRAG SHOW BY THE GLITORIS GIRLS Village Showbar

 

9th July 2016

10:00 am – Onwards

SATURDAY BRUNCH Bandit, Mugger & Thief

11:00 am – Late

BUCKS FIZZ BREAKFAST Delicatezze

11:00 am – Close

SPARKLE COCKTAILS Delicatezze

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CREAM TEA Via

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MEDIAL PANEL 3rd Floor Conference Room

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KARAOKE WITH KIRA Churchills

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PRE QUACK WITH CHERYL ROLEY EVA

9:00 pm – Late

JORDAN GRAY ON Bar

9:00 pm – Later, much later

COMEDY NIGHT ON Bar

9:30 pm – Close

VELVET MUSIC Velvet Bar

10:00 pm – 3:00 am

DANCE WITH MISS STAR Churchills

10:00 pm – Late

POWER BALLADS EVENING Delicatezze

10:00 pm – 3:00 am

GIRLS ON FILM – 80’S NIGHTCLUB The Deaf Institute

10:00 pm –

SATURDAY QUACK WITH DJ MURRAY EVA

10:00 pm – Late

HOUSE SHOW TEAM Village Showbar

 

10th July 2016

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

CHURCH SERVICE Manchester Cathedral

11:00 am – Late

BUCKS FIZZ BREAKFAST Delicatezze

11:00 am – Close

SPARKLE COCKTAILS Delicatezze

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SPARKLE SUNDAY ROAST Delicatezze

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CREAM TEA Via

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

JAKE GRAF’S TRANS CINEMA 2nd Floor Group Workroom

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VILLAGE BAKERS – TASTY TREATS Sackville Gardens

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

QUEER OF THE UNKNOWN LGBT Foundation

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

VELVET PRESENTS MARIA Velvet Bar

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICE Metropolitan Church

5:00 pm – Late

DRAG KINGS Churchills

6:00 pm – Late

SUNDAY STUDIO EVA

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

SPARKLE INDIAN MEAL Asian Fusion

7:00 pm – Close

SUNDAY SASS WITH MISS BLAIR – THE QUIZ Bandit, Mugger & Thief

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KITTY TRAY’S BINGO Centre Stage

8:00 pm – As late as possible

UNOFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY The Goose

10:00 pm – Close

KY KELLY – AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT OF CABARET GOLD Thompsons Arms

10:00 pm – Late

HOUSE SHOW TEAM Village Showbar

11th July 2016

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SING AND SPARKLE 3rd Floor Therapy room

7:30 pm –

MINGE ON THE FRINGE Bandit, Mugger & Thief

8:00 pm – Close

SKINT BarPop

10:00 pm – Late

MONDAY MAYHEM WITH KRYSTAL KANE BarPop

 

12th July 2016

9:00 pm – Late

SWITCH WITH GISELLE Kiki

9:00 pm – Late

KARAOKE WITH ANGEL DELIGHT Village Showbar

 

13th July 2016

8:00 pm – Late

‘THE VILLAGE HAS TALENT’ COMPETITION Village Showbar

 

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As a company we love to promote events that help communities and that’s why we’ve created a promo code to ensure that if you do want to go, you’re able to get your outfit with an extra 10% discount!  Just use the promo code – SPARKLE on the website http://www.nicennaughty.co.uk

We’re on Twitter and Facebook as well – so if you go this weekend, make sure to facebook and tweet us with your pics! We’d love to know your weekend goes!!

with love 2016

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The Sex Factor – Episode 3 Recap


 

First things first – massive apologies for the HUGE delay in getting these recaps out! It’s been a bit of a combination of lack of time to sit and actually write them out and something happens in episode 4/5 that left me feeling really uncomfortable about the show and whether I wanted to continue to recap the show or not… suffice to say – I’m going to go ahead with the recaps but I will talk about why I debated giving up the recaps when the time comes. (I bet you are all DYING to know what happens in episode 5 now!!)  So without further ado and only 3 weeks late – here’s the recap to episode 3!

The show opens with it’s usual “cumming up” and shows a few snippets from the upcoming episode. It looks like it’s going to be a bit more of a hard core episode than the previous 2 have been which considering it’s a porn show was a long time cumming. (Sorry couldn’t help myself). After showing pretty much the whole episode in 2 second clips we join the contestants and the judges all chilling in the Sex Factor House. Tori Black informs the contestants that this episode is called – Back To Basics. The premise is simple. They will be teaming up the contestants in two’s to perform a scene. The judges will watch and score and the person with the highest score wins. Seems simple enough, but then again this is reality TV and nothing is ever as straight forward as it seems! The judges also drop a bombshell and announce that both Sydney and Barry have left the competition. They give no indication as to why they have left but do treat us to a hand graphic of them with big red X’s on their faces – Kieran then announces that this week will be a double elimination. That’s what you need on a porn set – pressure! (Side note – it looks like the contestants have had makeovers, which I am so unhappy about! I LOVE make-overs, you should see me when Biggest Loser does make over week. I literally sob for an hour and a half while trying to talk myself out of cutting a fringe in my hair like Jessie J.)

Hero & Ali

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Our first two contestants to shoot their scene are Hero and Ali, from the second their segment starts you know it’s going to be a good one. Both look like a perfect match for each other, it’s being shot outside by the pool and Remmy La Croix is going to help direct the scene for them. Ali has changed the pink from her hair to darker browns and it’s looking really nice on her. The scene they shoot looks really good, lots of different positions and Remmy gives some fantastic advice to both contestants to help make sure that they are really working the time they have and pushing their scene. It’s all going well until Hero can’t quite finish and give them the money shot they needed. Still, the contestants talked highly of each other, both seemed to have a great time and even Remmy was happy with how it went. All in all – good job guys! The whole thing goes without a hitch – well minus the important shot.

Sunny & Blair

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O.M.G! SUNNY WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR?! Not going to lie – was LIVID when they showed Sunny minus the long hair, which considering he is my favourite boy to win put me in a foul mood. The rest of his scene didn’t really help matters either.  The segment with Sunny and Blair (my two winners!) starts with Kieran staring at Sunny and informing him “You have to get a hard on for Blair. If you don’t…..” So instantly the pressure is on for Sunny. We cut to the judges who will be watching the scene – my Queen – Asa Akira and the doubter Kieran Lee. Asa says that she has high hopes for the scene while Kieran really isn’t sold and says as much to the camera. Blair walks out looks AMAZING in a white body stocking that shows her figure off and really pop’s, Kieran and Asa spend a bit of time commenting on how nice her vagina looks and other things… (There are things that I never think I’ll write in my life. This episode really helped me to tick about 10 of them off the bucket list!) We get started on the scene with a close up Sunny talking about how he’s going in with the warrior’s spirit and how he wants to give them a good scene. Now here’s the thing, even as a 1st grade homosexual I can see that Blair is hot, she’s well up for everything in this competition and really she oooooooooozes sex appeal. I’m beginning to think that there’s a lot more going on off camera than we are lead to believe because even down to the music – there’s a weird vibe to the show (that will continue to episode 4 and 5.) especially when it comes to how the boys are performing. The scene goes off, Asa gives Blair some advice and Blair talks to the camera about how they had decided to go full dom/sub with their scene and she was going to completely submit to him. Sadly Sunny just couldn’t rise to the occasion. It’s all really uncomfortable and isn’t helped by Kieran being (in my opinion) a bit of an arse to Sunny. Saying things like “Sunny mate – you’ve gone down quicker than the titanic and it’s a bit pathetic mate” really isn’t going to do anyone any favours. Kieran continues to be a dick Sunny, which in turn puts more pressure onto Sunny. (I’m totally putting it down to his hair cut). Kieran gives Sunny a quick walk through on the best way to dom, Blair gets very into it and…. Sunny still can’t get it up. Short version – Sunny can talk the talk, he just over talked the idea and he couldn’t perform.

 

The Colonel & Kayla

Lexi Bell is the judge watching this scene and she’s super excited. She’s giving them both advice, the Colonel is stood there rotating two snooker balls in his hand and Kayla says “I couldn’t really focus on the Colonel. He has some really nice balls in his hand.” Yup. The scene starts and they really do get down to business quite quickly. I’m not big on picking up on chemistry, but these two did have some quite obvious sexual chemistry with each other. (I’m just going to say it though – watching the Colonel having sex really does make me a little….uncomfortable. I don’t know why, but it is always just a bit cringe worthy.) They get the pop shot (+10 point to the Colonel though, only boy so far who has!) but they do talk about how quick the scene was and how fast the colonel finished.

 

Buddy &  Kaelin  

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So this is the first time these two have ever had sex with each other on or off screen.  Remmy and Lexi are the two judges who are overseeing this one and from the second the scene starts, things are a bit weird. Buddy comments that Kaelin was shaking like a life while they kissed and after a few seconds the girls stop the scene to talk to Kaelin. They ask Kaelin if she’s ok to continue with the scene and she says yes, but Buddy’s VT tells a bit of a different story and he informs us that it’s really killed it for him. What follows is a bit of a car crash. Kaelin’s worrying, Buddy’s worrying – nothing rises to the occasion. Both start profoundly apologising to each other, but really the damage is done and the scene is pretty much dead in the water. They call quits on the scene and both Buddy and Kaelin feel terrible. (I actually felt really bad for Buddy cause he did take a lot of the blame himself and did his very best to make sure that Kaelin knew it wasn’t her.)

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Donnie & Adrian

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So Adrian is now rocking some orange hair. That’s pretty much the only positive about the next 5 minutes of footage. Tori Black is their judge and even she comments in the opening VT that the whole thing was a car crash. I was actually able to feel the tension in my living room watching this bit and it made me so uncomfortable I had to pause the show and make a cuppa. There’s zero communication between the two, zero chemistry and zero hard on. Yup – another boy fails to deliver the goods. There are no pointing fingers here, because it really does take two to tango, but week 1 – Adrian couldn’t fake an orgasm, fully clothed. Week 2 – Adrian was picked out as being uncomfortable in the photo-shoot (and was a shoe in to go until Veronica Vain walked) now week 3 – she’s still uncomfortable and it’s passed to Donnie. Although to be honest Tori did sort of try to say that Donnie did well with the circumstances at first, then as soon as she talks to Adrian she pretty much turns the tables and says that it’s all Donnie’s fault. Bit of a weird u-turn, but there you go.

Jonny & Dani

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Well if you thought the last scene was weird – you’re in for a treat!! I’m not a huge fan of Dani, she reminds me of that crazy kid in class that would poke frogs with a stick. (yes I know – shady queen – you just remember this line when I get to the end of the recap!)

As with the last scene there’s a weird atmosphere here. Dani is clearly very excited at the idea of getting to do a scene with Jonny. She talks about his rather large member and how excited she is to see it. Kieran is on set again to help “motivate” the actors. He does the same line about how best to go down on a woman and make sure that you’re still getting the camera angle. Dani giggles like a crazy lady the whole time he’s talking. We cut to a VT of Jonny saying that he had to repeatedly ask her to STOP putting her tongue down his throat; you can see when he’s kissing her that she looks like she’s trying to tickle his lungs. (Considering the importance placed on kissing in week 1 you’d think Dani should know that it’s something to make sure and get right.) Sadly Jonny can’t rise to the occasion – (running theme in this week’s episode) and Kieran suggests they try it in soft-core format so it just looks like they’re having sex. Dani isn’t overly impressed with this as she thought that all you had to do was touch a man on the leg and he’d be ready for sex. Kieran tries to talk Jonny round, but still not happening. As the pairing comes (I know, bad pun) to a close Jonny quite bluntly tells the audience that if he’d had a different scene partner he would have been able to get hard. OUCH!

And that’s a wrap with the scene’s – really underwhelming, I can imagine the frustration of the female talent, but it’s nice to show that it’s not as simple for the boys to just turn up, get hard and play.

The judges sit around on high directors chairs, looking all cool and discuss the scene’s that they’ve seen. Kieran mentions the Blair kissing thing and clearly seems to lead to the fact that she wasn’t very good but all the other judges just say how hot she is. They carry on talking about the rest of the scenes – Adrian and Donnie get a special mention as Tori Blacks labels their scene the most uncomfortable experience she’s ever had.  If Adrian doesn’t go this week I’ll be amazed!

THE ELIMINATION!

No voting from the fellow contestants this week. Instead after a dramatic line up, the contestants are told that if their names are called forward they got 6 lowest scores.; the names called out are –

Donnie – Kieran isn’t sure how he managed to get it so wrong this week.

Adrian – Asa informs her that the judges need to feel something from her and she needs to try and be a bit more vocal in her performance. (Sorry this is a total understatement)

Sunny – The judges felt his ego got in the way of his performance.

Dani – Lexi tells her that she crossed the line by repeatedly ignoring her scene partner’s wishes and making him uncomfortable. (Really glad this got brought up and not glossed over)

Jonny – He’s blatantly there because of Danie – there’s NO negativity given to him, just praise.

Kaelin – Her discomfort is becoming painful obvious and it’s even making the judges uncomfortable.

Tori Black informs Sunny and Dani that they are going home. I am GUTTED!! Absolutely LOVED Sunny (I even follow him on twitter) so I’m devastated that he’s been kicked so early, don’t get me wrong I fully understand it but BOOOO L Dani….. she’s not happy. She even asks the judges “Are you serious?” followed by the best crazy eye I have ever seen on my 32 years on this earth. What follows this elimination can only be described as the infamous Tyra Banks meltdown on steroids.

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The judges give the two eliminated contestants a quick breakdown as to why they are going, Sunny’s is his inability to get an erection and Tori really drives home to Dani that crossing a person’s boundaries on set is just unacceptable. (her crazy eye’s get crazier here). The contestants are asked if they have anything to say and Dani instantly says that she doesn’t remember crossing any boundaries. Tori isn’t giving this up and outright says that if she can’t remember crossing any – that’s the problem. She wasn’t listening to her partner. Sunny just says thank you. (Love you Sunny!!) The two eliminated contests leave…… and we cut to Crazy Town. Main resident – Dani Darko.

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Dani is in a bathroom, having a very loud, very crazy lady breakdown. Lots of “I MADE THAT SHIT” *banging on chest* “ME!”” *banging on chest” Blair is clearly on the crazy lady patrol and is doing her best to calm down the hot mess in the bathroom while Dani hisses about how lucky everyone was to see her lady bits. (her hair is covering her eyes, but I know they’re crazy right now) Blair tells Dani that she really respects her as a person and that of course they were lucky to get to have sex with her – which unleashes CRAZYLADY LEVEL2!! This involves using the voice from the Exorcist while jumping on the spot hissing/screaming/crying “they didn’t though – I HAD TO FAKE IT. I HAD TO FAKE IT! I HAD TO FAKE IT!!”  At this point Blair is clearly thinking that she drew the short straw and should have told Adrian to come here (although I think Dani might have eaten her). Sadly Dani’s mind ha snapped at this point and she just keeps looking at Blair (and now Kaelin) and mutters/hisses/crazy-laughs/sobs at them. Having hit our yearly crazy levels we cut to sunny who’s just sad and leaves the house.  (check out the link to the video below for this melt down in all 2:30 of it’s glory)

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End. Of. Episode.

WOW!! Weird episode – I honestly thought Kiaran would be nicer to the male contestants, but I really thought he was a bit of a dick to them. Adrian has survived another week (HOW?????) and my favourite male went home – farewell Sunny! I’m not going to mention the crazy melt down again – but I am going to watch it about 100 times on youtube, show it to my husband and inform him that if he doesn’t buy me tickets to see Cher this will be how I react.

What did you all think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Looking For A Winner?


The ETO show is now a bit of a distant memory for us all, but now that the confetti has settled, the hangovers have been beaten and everyone’s feet have had a chance to recover, it’s time to look at what everyone was at the awards show for – The Winners.

This post is all about the sex toys so I won’t be going into details about who the best suppliers were etc. This isn’t to take away from them – everyone deserved their awards but I made a wild guess that the majority of you would be more interested in the toys that won!   So without further ado; here’s a little breakdown and a few links if you are interested in buying yourself an award winning toy!

Best New Female Product – Doxy Die-Cast Massager

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We’ve seen a massive rise of wands lately and for a wand to win Best New Female Product just goes to show that wands aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.  There’s quite a few of the Nice ‘n’ Naughty stores currently have these in store and if they haven’t, I know that they would be happy to order them in. Until then – we’ve got a link to the website HERE for the award winning Doxy Wand Massager.

Best New Male Product – Fleshlight Quickshot

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Aah Fleshlight, I’ve been a huge fan of the whole brand since I bought an IceJack and was really happy that they have another award under their belt. The truth is that for the male toy market there really isn’t a whole lot of variety but Fleshlight has managed to keep true to their roots and design something that is portable, easy to use and has a brilliant price. I’ve heard some brilliant feedback on these from some of the customers I’ve spoken to (and one member of staff). You can easily pick these up in store or HERE if you aren’t close to the stores.

Best New Couples Product – RO-Duet

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This was one of the toys that Good Housekeeping reviewed and here’s what they have to say; “Designed for couples, the RO-Duet consists of a unique soft egg and vibrating wireless control. It offers users 10 powerful vibration settings, which can be controlled from up to 10 metres away using two buttons on the remote. Our testers were surprised to find that this vibrator was enjoyable to use with a partner and noted that it helped them to orgasm quicker than usual. However, many found the buzzing noise it emits annoying.”  The colour is lovely and really anything that you get to use WITH your partner is always a bonus. Pick it up from the website HERE.

Most Innovative New Product – Jack Socket

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I’ve read some brilliant reviews of the Jack Socket – and again it’s nice that there’s another male toy out there that’s just a little different. Awards are nothing new to the Jack Socket either, this humble little toy also won The 2016 Adultex Award for ‘Most Innovative Male Product’. The only drawback is that you will need to buy yourself an Electrastim kit, but when you know that you can get a double award winning toy go with it – it makes parting with the money a little easier. Pick one up HERE.

Best New Product Range – King Cock

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Stop picturing a cock with a crown. These dildo’s really do need to be seen to be believed. They’re gorgeous and come in 3 separate colours (flesh, black and brown) and a whole multitude of sizes. They also come with or without balls. (I’ve had ex’s like that.) The toys feel brilliant, have a great amount of flexibility and are strap-on compatible. Really there’s not a whole lot more you could want from a dildo. Pick them up HERE.

There you have it. The 5 Award Winning Toys from the ETO show. We would love to hear your feedback on any of these so drop us a line in the comments section.

with love 2016

 

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Jamesey’s ETO adventure


The 12th of June was quite a big date in the adult industry calendar, it’s the annual Erotic Trade Only Show – or ETO for short. The show is an industry event where suppliers from all around the world come to showcase their stock and debut their new lines to their peers in the industry. There’s also a very glitzy award show in the evening where the industry votes for what they think are the best brands, suppliers or new products. It’s pretty much the Oscars for the UK Adult Industry, and for the first time in my career working within the adult industry – I was there!!

I knew I was attending about 2 months ago, which obviously meant that I had to lose about 12 stone, gain killer abs and get the most perfect suit that would make people weep at my rugged and masculine beauty when they saw me. I’m sure you can imagine my surprise when two days before I was due to go, that I had managed to gain 6lbs, the closest I’d gotten to killer abs was a Bel Ami DVD and I still had no suit. Thankfully the hubby was feeling very generous with his credit card and after a very stressful shopping trip I not only had a suit but something to wear for the Sunday part of the show. (I also had a KFC…. I like to eat my feelings.)  This was followed by a frantic bag pack the night before and setting my alarm for a 6am start on Sunday.

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Many thanks to Violet Fenn for this pic.

After an uneventful drive down to Birmingham with my colleagues I arrived at the NEC in Birmingham. I got the chance to give hugs to some people that I’ve not seen in years from other Nice ‘n’ Naughty stores and we were ushered into the reception to be given our ID badges before entering the centre. This is where I managed to spill my coffee on my very nice, clean ID badge that I would be wearing all weekend. (Seriously can’t take me anywhere!)

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The entrance to ETO

I did a very quick walk round the whole of the NEC just to try and get my bearings and take it all in. Who knew that many sex toys in one place would be so colourful?!   There were a lot of companies that I knew and a few that I had heard of and one or two that were completely new to me, so I was pretty excited to meet some new people and see what was coming out this year.

My very first stop was the Blog Spot, which was set up by blogger extraordinaire Cara Sutra – I had been excited to go there as this is all still really new to me and I was excited to meet people who not only knew what to do, but how to excel at it. I was lucky enough to meet Voluptasse who was so welcoming and had a couple of really nice words to say to me (and she even made sure I got a goody bag!) – I have to say that this was one of the highlights for me and not just because I got this amazing pic taken while I was at the Blog Spot.

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This is one of my most liked photos on facebook!

After all that excitement, I decided to go see a few of the stalls, introduce myself and see what was coming out this year. This is where I discovered that I should have added business cards to my list of things to take with me.  I really enjoyed the walking round part, its fun to be able to walk round stalls and see things that are going to make a splash in an industry I’m excited about and to be able to speak to people who have the same passion as you.

I bumped into a Gladiator on my wanders,

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This is SPARTA!

 it’s really not every day you get to write that) who was in the Scala Stand to show off his range of (beautiful!) crystal butt plugs.  The Scala Stand was absolutely amazing – not only did they have some amazing items on show, a great atmosphere but they also had a free bar. (I stuck to coffee! I like to be 90% caffeine at all times)

From here I was led over to the fashion show; I suddenly felt like Wilhelmina Slater ala Ugly Betty, models were working it up and down a catwalk, showing off the star outfits from the clothing suppliers who were in attendance. I also managed to sit down for a minute and take the weight off my rapidly aching feet.  From the fashion show it was time to do the rounds again and I walked over to see Rocks Off and their amazing new Ruby Glow. Next was  the lovely people at Net 1 on 1 who were show casing some amazing items from Loving Joy. They had a brilliant game of Dildo or No Dildo and for all caffeine lovers – free energy drinks from the new male toy range Lingox. I took about 6! (This blog is actually being powered by my last can.)  After seeing some great new ranges that are coming from them I wandered over the E-Stim stand, where I not only got an amazing greeting from all but a bag of pick n mix! The E-Stim stand was great and they have got a new item coming out at some point this year! (No spoilers from me!)

I popped to see Bathmate (there’s actually a big review of their kit coming next month!) to see their new jelqing lube and from there I went  to see ABS who were rocking a Jo Bar. cocktailsI had a GORGEOUS cosmo shot with lube and vodka but sadly before I knew it, the show was coming to an end and people were making their way homes.

Luckily I was attending the awards show that night, so I bid farewell to those I knew were going home and tottered over my hotel room. Where I sat down and kicked off my stylish yet affordable shoes. I had just under an hour before I was due to go over to the awards show, so if you can imagine a Wonder Woman style change (or just me spinning on the spot trying to put a suit on while singing the Wonder Woman theme tune- whichever is easier) I was suited, booted and ready to go.

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I don’t mess about when I’m getting changed

The ETO Awards show was something else! Everyone looked absolutely stunning; there were suits and dresses galore! The show is done in two parts – we had a sit down 3 course meal. Each course was amazing – I’m not the best of cooks (my favourite dish to make is called justeat.com)

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You don’t get heavenly puddings like this in my kitchen!

After this the awards show started – I was a bit apprehensive about this as Nice ‘n’ Naughty were up for an award for the Best Retail Chain and Best Individual Store (Liverpool). I actually felt like I was at the Oscars and had been practising both a Halle Berry style speech and making sure I didn’t do a Sheridan Smith if we didn’t win.

 The Winners of each category are below –

Best New Female Product Doxy Die-Cast massager
Best New Male Product Quickshot
Best New Couples Product RO-Duet
Most Innovative New Product Jack Socket (Electrastim)
Best New Product Range King Cock
Best New Lingerie Range Dreamgirl 2016/2017
Best New Playwear Range Kink
Best Consumable ID Glide
Best Fetish Products Brand Fetish Fantasy
Best Pleasure Products Brand Rocks Off
Best Luxury Brand Lelo
Most Innovative Brand We-Vibe
Best Sexual Wellbeing Brand System Jo
Best Consumable Brand ID Lubricants
Best Lingerie Brand Seven til’ midnight
Best Playwear Brand Kink
Best Fetish Products Distributor Mister B
Best Specialist Products Distributor E-Stim Systems
Best Pleasure Products Distributor ABS
Best International Distributor Scala Playhouse
Best Lingerie Distributor Kevco

Before long our category was up – Best Retail Chain. The nominee’s were listed, time slowed and through what can only be described as slow motion the words “Best Retail Chain are *10 year pause* Nice ‘n’ Naughty” were spoken. There was whooping, there was smiling and most importantly there was a huge sense of pride and humility. We had been voted the best retail chain by our peers! The Operations Director gave a quick speech thanking everyone for voting for us and we were given the award and a bottle of champagne before having our picture taken for the ETO magazine.  We got back to the table as Best Individual Store was announced – it wasn’t the Liverpool store but that didn’t take away from our Best Retail Chain win!  We went through the rest of the awards show buzzing and clapping as the following awards were handed out –

Best Retail Chain Nice ‘n’ Naughty
Best Individual Store Sh! Womens Erotic Emporium (Hoxton Square, London
Best Specialist Retailer Uberkinky
Best Online Retailer Lovehoney
Best Erotic Author Tabitha Rayne
Best Erotic Journalist Girl on the net
Best Store Manager Tracey Whitmore
Best Sales Team Creative Conceptions
Best ETO Stand Net 1 on 1
Best use of Social Media Doc Johnson
Best Trade Marketing Lelo
Editors Award John Addy

 The rest of the night was a bit of a blur of dancing, laughing, selfies and one too many shots.  (I am partial to a sambucca).

The Monday was upon me before I knew it and despite having a somewhat fuzzy head I was still excited to go round and see the stands that I had missed the day before.  The atmosphere was certainly more tame than the Sunday, but powered by 3 cans of the Lingox energy drink and a handful of pick n mix from the E-Stim stand (I missed breakfast) I had a walk about again.  I had a chance to see the Mister B stand,  fucking machines and had a look around the Cyrex stand and had a chat about the Jack Socket. I got to see a brilliant stall for The Bondage Guy who had some of the best candles I’ve ever seen and in pretty much every single colour as well!

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I can sing a rainbow…..

The Monday was a much more of a fragmented day for me, partly due to being so tired and my feet were pretty dead by this point so when we decided to head home around 4 I was sad to be leaving because I’d had such a wonderful time, but I was ready for my bed!

All things considered this was easily one of the most exciting things I’ve done in any sort of professional setting or industry setting. I always knew I worked in one of the most exciting and friendly industries around but to be surrounded by everyone for 2 days really was nothing short of amazing for me. I am literally counting the minutes until next year, where I will have lost 12 stone, have killer abs and a suit that makes everyone weep. Failing that – I’ll just wear more comfortable shoes.

with love 2016

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The Sex Factor – Episode 2


A Recap by Jamesey

Well after that amazing premier, there’s no way I wasn’t going to be recapping the rest of the series.  (Let’s face it, any real excuse for me to watch more reality TV!! This should keep me going until RuPauls Drag Race All Stars s2 starts!!)

This episode as a whole was great – it actually showcased more personality from the contestants in 27 minutes that a lot of shows can do in a whole season. Seriously – whoever does the editing for this show deserves a medal! PLUS we have a very shocking twist at the end!! (Not as shocking as the Tyra “I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU” Banks moment, but pretty damn close!) tyra

The episode starts as my Queen Asa Akira introduces the show and states that tonight’s episode is in conjunction with mega XXX brand Hustler magazine and we’re treated to a quick preview of the episode before cutting to a very nice bedroom in the Sex Factor house (which thinking about it – you really wouldn’t want to be the cleaner for…) as we are introduced to erotic photographer legend Holly Randal.  She’s been in the industry for a long time and loves her job! After getting introduced to Holly, the viewers are treated to a little history courtesy of Remmy –

“Before VHS and the internet – there were magazines and photo’s”.

This is a really big factor that is often overlooked these days in a very internet driven world, the adult magazine is where the majority of older people first saw erotic pictures and I really like that this is an episode dedicated to embracing the history of this industry and showing that to have The Sex Factor you have to be able to excel in all avenue’s! (If you remember one of the P’s from last week was Presence and it looks like this week’s will be working that P. Lexi Belle explains that the winner of this mini photo shoot will win a real shoot to be featured in Hustler magazine. (read – FREE PUBLICITY!!!) That’s an amazing start and platform for any female contestant.

We’re then treated to a montage of Holly Randal walking round the sex factor house looking very arty and photographer like (lots of lining up shots with her hands) as she tells us that she really wants to take the pictures outside as the light is beautiful, but sadly there are two issues. 1. The girls didn’t bring any swimwear – just lingerie. 2. The weather has changed and she’s lost the sun. She didn’t look very happy about it, but as luck would have it – the bedrooms upstairs have an amazing archway, so Holly’s going to use this to frame the girls and thus – the challenge begins.

There is a  quick shot of Blair bending backwards and being sexy- before getting her hair stuck in her high heel! (Someone has done yoga before!) Luckily the lovely Lexi is on hand to release her! (if she’s brought a swimsuit this wouldn’t have been an issue – #justsayin).  Now that the challenge has begun Holly gives us a breakdown of each girl before showing us their final picture.

Sydney

Holly had some nice things to say about Sydney, she liked her look, the whole dark features was working for her, but unfortunately she didn’t like the tattoos that she had all over her body and she felt that was it was very obvious that Sydney wasn’t comfortable in front of the camera. Holly does think that with some training Sydney could be a brilliant model though. sydney-gilmour-1

Kaelin

Holly LOVES red heads, which means that she should love Kaelin. Er…. nope. Although she was a fan of the visuals (red hair, pale skin) it was very obvious through Kaelin’s pretty pained expressions through the shoot that she was not comfortable. (tbh she pulls the same smile I do whenever I have to go to Slimming World and find out that other’s have lost more weight that me.) Holly sums up with “She’s really a very pretty girl, but that just doesn’t come across on camera.” Ouch!kaelin-blake-1

Before we get to see the rest of the girls, we cut to a black and white screen where we are shown the elimination from last week’s episode where Caspian was given the boot. (still not a fan of him.)  The screen goes full colour as Keiran and Asa leave the house and find Caspian loitering in the drive. (A part of me now thinks that they’ll find him living in the grounds of the sex factor house, wanking at people.) Asa asks if he’s leaving now, but before he can answer Keiran goes full Brit and gives the best, most motivational speech I’ve ever heard. “Fuck them lot inside.”  Caspian laughs, Keiran laughs, Asa Laughs, I drunk text my ex to remind him I hate him – it’s all good. Keiran tells Caspian that he’s their special guest for the day. Asa seems excited. (I really must be missing something with this guy – the judges love him but the contestants are all “He’s a sex pest” so I’m a bit confused about how I should feel.) Where are they taking Caspian? Only to the Hustler Strip Club! And they’re not alone! The rest of the boys walk in, looking very excited at the idea of seeing more naked people.  Then they meet Xstasy. The black male stripper who will be teaching them to “move like a porn star”, I have to say The Colonel’s face during Xstasy’s routine was the same that I have when I’m forced to attend family functions.

Aaannnd we’re back to Holly Randal and the girls!

Blair

 

Holly was a huge fan of Blair,  admitting that she wasn’t expecting a whole lot when she first met her (#SHADE!) but as soon as she stood infront of the camera Blair came to life and started to burst out these amazing poses. We’re actually shown 3 pics for Blair and all of them are brilliant! She does her bending thing again and I think that the picture is great! So does Holly! I’m sticking with my #teamblair!

Holly starts talking to camera explaining that usually she has to do a lot of the mentoring alone, but she’s been joined by the judges and how having three of the biggest names in porn helping to coach the girls was great as it gave her the freedom to just shoot the girls. I loved the footage being shown as she was talking to the camera as you see the judges helping the girls get into poses, the right way to push their chests forward and again I’m reminded of the real reason I love this show. It’s got a lot of heart to it! This is an industry where they have got each other’s backs and it’s so refreshing to see the judges helping to mould the future talent.

Dani

oooh Dani – Holly is not a fan of yours! Holly starts by being quite nice – “she’s got the girl next door look” and “she’s really pretty” however, Dani has turned up covered in bruises all down her thighs and legs which Holy takes issue with. She’s actually sent girls home from her sets for turning up like that, which makes sense – when your body is your business you make sure to take care of it. She then throws a little more shade and points out that Dani could really stand to lose some weight and hit the gym. OUCH!

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Veronica

Veronica is BRINGING IT!! She looked awesome in almost all of the background shots and Holly had to agree. She tells us that Veronica was easily the most confident of the girls and that with her stripper background she knew exactly how to hold herself. The only drawback for her was that she’s had a bad boobjob in the past and this limits how she can shoot her.

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We cut back to the boys in the Hustler Club, Keiran drops the bombshell that Sunny has past experience as a stripper.  Sunny tries to explain that he’s only been doing it four months but Keiran isn’t having any of it and gets him up to show off his stuff. (We’re also treated to Sunny’s AWESOME leopard-print undies!) It looks like the boys challenge is to strip and do some pole dancing. I’m not going to break them down, cause really it doesn’t seem to have been a serious challenge and was just a good chance for a bit of male bonding.  (although Jonny Black was BRILIANT!) After the boys have had a go, Keiran tells them that sometimes during their career they will have to work in a group scene so to get them  ready for this – they’re doing a group strip.  Spoiler Alert  – it’s bad. Asa sums it up pretty well “This is like the beginning of the most awkward gang-bang ever”.  It really is.  Donnie takes initiative and bounces his crotch against Asa’s face  Face Humpingbefore Jonny goes one step further and strips for a very happy looking Asa. At the end of the “challenge” Kerian tells the boys that they’ve done really well and performed before a crowd. (there was just Asa and himself but ok)

Just like that –  we’re back to the girls.

Allie

Holly is a fan! Loved that she has no tattoo’s. Nice skin tone and generally a realy beautiful girl. The only professional note that she had was her dislike of the pink/purple hair she has going on. Holly explains that it’s hard to be cast if you’re that individual and things like the girl next door look wouldn’t work for her due to that.  As far as professional notes go – it’s a good one!

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Adrian

Great Boobs, great body. That’s pretty much the only positives. Holly again points out that the tattoo look isn’t great and will greatly reduce her work options. She explains that especially for companies like Hustler – they would never print a girl like Adrian, she said that she might be an alright Alt model, but she just didn’t work infront of the camera and seemed very timid. (I wonder if this is really the right career for Adrian – last week she couldn’t fake an orgasm and just generally felt uncomfortable and that seems to be the same feedback again today!)

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Quick cut back to the boys. Everyone is gathered round (including Caspian!) as Kerain tells them all that the lovely Hustler shop have donated a penis moulding kit! They are all going to strip off and the first person to get an erection in the group setting will get to make a mould of their wily. This might seem like a stupid challenge but I guess if you’re working in a group setting being able to get and maintain an erection is pretty important. We then get a shot of the boys all undressing one of the bedroom (lots of “fluffing” going on here!) and who walks in but Blair (#teamblair!) she’s obviously laughing because there’s 8 boys all swinging their dicks round like helicopters to try and wake them up. Sunny shakes his junk at her and asks her to spit on his junk. Being the team player she is – the answer is yes. This doesn’t sit well with Kerain who accuses Sunny of cheating. (The poor boy only wanted a little lube!). After the telling off the boys all move to the bathroom where Veronica and Blair are half naked and kissing while the boys all stand around looking quite uncomfortable. (Caspian is here as well! Does nobody remember that he’s been eliminated? Or maybe when he threatened last week that they would never get him out the house he was actually telling the truth.) After a few minutes of some very uncomfortable wanking from the boys – hero gets an erection and is crowned the winner of this challenge and gets to make his own dildo. willy  We’re shown the whole process then we cut to The Colonel basically saying “what the fuck was that challenge?!” I’m still not sure.

Back to the girls and while the photo shoot has finished, the girls are standing round a TV as Holly goes through each of their photo shoots and gives them pointers on each other pictures. In Holly’s defence here, she actually says pretty much everything she said to the camera about the girls to their faces. Blair and Allie get LOADS of praise and Adrian gets told that she needs to lighten up! Holly tells us that her and the judges have come to a decision about which girl they feel doesn’t’ have the sex factor (to really drive this point home, and in case there was any sort of confusion – we’re shown a VT of Adrian from last week’s uncomfortable PIF-Syncing scene). The whole sequence of showing the girls getting advice and feedback from the judges is great, it just cements what I was saying earlier about them all building each other up.  But because this is a reality show, the drama is never far away.

Just after Veronica’s critique we are shown footage of the girls all talking about her, basically the girls all hate her.  (Told you they wouldn’t all like each other for ever!) The general consensus is that Veronica is a bit of a bitch and the way they all feel about her, is because of how she treats everyone. (Not that it matters, Caspian got the boot last week and he’s probably hiding in a cupboard somewhere wanking. It doesn’t look like you actually leave this show when you’re eliminated.) Allie really drives the nail into the coffin and says that if she were put in a scene with Veronica – she’d refuse to do it. Not-saying-I-hate-her-but...

The contestants all get off a bus together as they go to a party in the Hustler Club. We’re showing the contestants having fun, Sunny rapping, (I really love this guy!) and then Kerain whipping Sunny within an inch of his life. (He actually doesn’t stop there and then proceeds to paddle The Colonel and Donnie. The whole thing looks like great fun (the event – not hitting the contestants).

It’s back to business as all contestants are stood together on a giant staircase and Asa explains that the girls have all done a photo shoot and that the judges all had some thoughts on this. The judges all say how well the girls did, but after some fighting (actual words) they counted their votes and Allie is the winner of this weeks challenge. Asa brings us back to earth and explains that one of the ladies will be going home.  (The way this episode has gone if I were Adrian I’d have my bags packed.)

HOWEVER before anyone actually gets booted – Veronica Vain stands up and gives a terrible speech about how she left her job to do this, how she wants to work with the best talent in the industry and how she’s been given an offer she can’t refuse so will have to drop out the show.
A few things about this –  1. WTF!? 2. Her acting is terrible. 3. Tori Black gives me life in this bit – while the others are all quite shocked, Tori basically goes “BYE FELICA!” and you can tell she’s pretty unimpressed.  Kerain tries to say something but Tori cuts him off with “Ok, bye, good-luck.” And Asa explains that nobody will be getting sent home this week. Everyone is happy. (Even Caspian seems happy because he’s still there. SECURITY!!!)

And there we have it – episode 2 done!! Another brilliant episode in my opinion, I really liked that it showed a lot of the contestant’s personality and the challenges were a lot of fun! Tune in next week – who knows you might see Caspian!

with love 2016

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The Sex Factor – Episode One



A Recap by Jamesey

I’ll be honest before I start this recap – I am a HUGE reality show fan. You’re looking at someone who has watched nearly every single America’s Next Top Model, RuPaul’s Drag Race and almost all episodes of Face Off. So when I heard that the porn streaming website XHamster was doing a reality show to find the next big pornstar I was ALL over that like foundation make up on a drag queen! So without further wait – here’s the recap of the first episode.

The show opens with an extended intro and a quick introduction to the host and judges. We’ve got Asa Akira as the host (who has rapidly become one of my favourite people!), Lexi Bell, Keiran Lee, Tori Black and Remmy LaCroix – all of who are really big names in the porn industry. So it’s already different from X- Factor – these judges are relevant! (I’m glaring at you Louis Walsh!)  After meeting the judges we’re given a quick introduction to some of the contestants who have some really interesting names… I’m not sure if they are their birth names or not…..


This is followed by a quick breakdown of the show by our host’s and the judges while everyone is sitting around looking really happy and comfortable with each other. You can tell this is day 1 of the show – there’s no side eye and everyone looks happy. Wait until week 5 when they all hate each other!! The premise of the show is explained – the judges are looking for someone who can be the next BIG porn star and they get $1million as a cash prize!! Seriously good prizes in my opinion; plus – lots of sex in between! The judges explain that they are looking for the 3P’s of Porn – Presence, Performance and Potential. As Mamma Ru would said – Don’t Fuck It Up! (or in this case I wonder if that actually applies.)

We’re then given a snazzy little graphic with all the boys faces on (bit like the character select on a video game) as we are introduced to…

The Boys

Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 16.41.01.png Donnie Rock – Seems like a lovely guy
Barry Newport – loves fucking on sailboats!
David Caspian – has had sex with 3 women. (he also looks like an ex of mine – so I’m voting for him to go home already.)
Buddy Hollywood – has had sex with over 100 women. Also has some pretty cool tattoo’s.
Sunny Kegan – loves eating pussy. (he’s also my favourite – he just seems like a lovely guy. So I’m going to back him to win it!)
Hero D. Protagonist – He’s here to save the day. (you know with a name like that he’s totally done a drama degree.)
The Colonel – Not to be confused with another Colonel who does chicken; he’s here to be a leader in porn, which is nice. (well his namesake is a leader in fried chicken)
Johnny Black –  He loves 3sums and is nicknames Banana Boat due to the curve in his penis.

The same graphic pops up again and we’re introduced to….

The Girls

Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 16.40.38.pngBlair Williams – She wants to be the Miss Congeniality of Porn (she also happens to be a church preschool teacher…..)
Kaelin Blake – She masturbates for a living. (I have a friend who does the same thing. Well…. He just masturbates between getting his benefits. He really does need to get out more.)
Adrian LeeRay – She loves being choked.
Khaya Peake – She’s british!! I feel like she should be my favourite for this reason. (But I’m totally a Blair fan!)
Veronica Vain – She’s the wall street porn star. I don’t know what this means. But she’s got some of the biggest boobs I think I’ve ever seen.
Sydney Gilmour – She looks like whatsherface from Resident Evil and Fast and The Furious.

Danni Darko – Not to be confused with her older brother Donnie
Allie Eve Knox – she’s slept with 4 people.

Now that we’ve met the contestants we’re treated to a montage of the STD testing that American pornstars must do every 14 days to keep working. I like that they’re showing this – it add to the professional feel of the show and it goes to show that this is a PROFESSION that they are entering. Yes they’re having sex for money, but really this is a massive industry they’re entering and the fact that sexual health is shown to be important really made me happy. After watching  Kayla pee into a cup and Hero tell us how much he needs to go the toilet we cut to a party at what I’m assuming is the Sex Factor House.
The party looks like something Hugh Hefner would be proud of – lots of people dancing,  Keiran Lee watches two of the contestants having sex in the pool (and demands one of the boys spread his ass cheeks – take that X Factor!) we cut to Blair dropping to her knee’s and doing a brilliant impression of a Dyson hoover on Buddy Hollywood, which due to a snazzy little graphic – turns into them having pretty energetic and loud sex in the shower. (clearly the H+S advisor was having the night off!) Buddy finishes and leaves a rather sizable deposit on Blair’s face…. which she then puts in her hair ala Something about Mary. (This is followed by a quick cut to Asa Akira and Lexi Bell looking SHOCKED. Honestly I rewound this 20 second clip about 20 times because Asa’s face is hilarious!)

After the party we cut to the Asa explaining that the first episode has begun! (yeah – all of the above was literally the first 8 minutes of the show! They have got this editing down to a T!) The theme for the first episode is Boys vs Girls or as they put it – Chicks vs Dicks.  This will be broken into 3 categories –  First Base, Fip-Synching, The Blow Off.

First Base

The judges all take a second to explain the importance of kissing in a scene – as Asa Akira states – “Kissing is sooooooooo fucking important”. Round 1 is

Buddy vs Blair  Blair starts by saying in her VT “We’ve never kissed before, I’ve sucked his cock and fucked him so this will be fun.” This however is a very angry kiss. Lexi sums it Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 17.09.05.pngup best “its like a gladiator match”. There’s no chemistry between the two, just a lot of biting, hair pulling and all just looks a bit uncomfortable.  Lexi Bell jumps up and starts kissing Blair to see if that’s how she kisses – it turns out that it’s not. She’s softer with Lexi and the kiss gets a lot of “awww” from the judges. (again – this is how you mentor people X Factor!). Blair gets the point for the chicks  – and in her VT at the end of the scene gives us this amazing line – “He my competitor – so I fucking bit him.” I really hope she’s not taking part in the blow off.

Sunny vs Danny – this was just sweet. Like seriously – lovely kissing, totally bought into the scene and there was some real chemistry between these two. (plus Sunny is my fav to win so I’m totally backing him here). Both of them get the point!!

David vs Sydney – This is pretty much like the first scene except for my dislike of David. Sydney is ANGRY with David for something and it shows in the kiss. She’s biting his face like a vampire having a freak out.  However Remmy isn’t having this and jumps up to test the kissing skills of Sydney who after a much softer kiss gets the points.

                                               Round 1 to the Girls!!

Before round 2 starts we’re treated to an extended VT of the other contestants talking about David Caspian. The general vibe is he’s a sex pest and public masturbator. (on 2nd thought…he could actually BE my ex!) We get treated to a couple of scenes of David laying around the house just casually masturbating and generally being a bit weird. I told you I didn’t trust him. 

Fip – Synching

I have no idea what the FIP stands for (answers in the comments section please!) but the general theme here is that the contestants have to have a fake orgasm off.  (This is totally a new party game. I just need to figure out how to work shots into that!)

Hero vs Kayla  Hero’s fake orgasm is a little…. Well he just says “suck my balls” a lot then a bit of “ooh yeah” before he’s done. The judges were not impressed. Kayla on the other hand is giving us an Oscar winning performance. (in fact if you watch the scene from Moulin Rouge where Nicole Kidman is trying to distract the Duke and yips at him – totally like Kayla’s fake orgasm).  Asa (love her) actually sums it up “I totally felt she was having an orgasm!” – surprising no-one. Kayla gets the point.

Barry vs Veronica – This one is a little weird. I don’t know if these two just don’t like each other or not but there was a lot of smack talk between the two people (which is funny between faking an orgasm) Veronica starts to make a few gay slurs towards Barry which really didn’t go down well and the point goes to Barry.

The Colonel vs Adriane  I don’t really have to say much about this that the judges don’t Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 17.03.38.pngsay before we even start the scene.
Asa Akira – “the Colonel’s fake orgasm was CRAAAAAZY”
Tori Black – “It sounded like the spawn of Satan was coming out of him.”
Yup – it’s loud, he’s very red, he’s very angry and it’s totally terrifying. If he actually orgasms like that I’d make sure and have holy water next to my bed.
Adriane unfortunately can’t fake her orgasm due to being embarrassed and NEVER HAVING HAD AN ORGASM BEFORE!! (this confuses me  – bit like me trying to go on and win the X Factor when I sound like a cat being strangled when I sing). However before we get further – Keiren tells us he’s bored and she’s told to sit down. The boys get the point.

                                            Boys Win round 2!

The Blow Off.

Our amazing host and general comedy goddess Asa explains what we all pretty much knew “It’s a blow job competition.” The contestants have 3 minutes. If you’re one of the boys – don’t cum before the 3 minutes are up. If you’re a girl – make the guy cum before the 3 minutes are over.

Donnie vs Ali – the show takes a decided XXX route here (well – it’s the closest it’s gotten to actual porn.) Donnie walks out all proud, the boys clap and cheer. Ali comes out, drops to her knees and the timer starts!! (I think this should have had the countdown music to show how serious the situation is!). Donnie’s holding strong – even after Tori Black runs in and takes the bra off Ali. However he holds strong and doesn’t finish! The boys win and get 25 points!

The Colonel vs Kayla – after the fake orgasm I’m just hoping there’s a priest nearby. However despite Dani Darko (not to be confused with Donnie) trying to cheat and joining in The Colonel stands strong and doesn’t finish! 50 points to the boys. (no terrifying orgasm either. Everyone’ s a winner!)


David vs Blair – They put the sex pest in a scene! Although when David walks through the door – he’s 100% ready to go and the judges are pretty impressed at the size of his manhood. (100% sure he’s not my ex now.)  Blair wastes NO time here – she goes to town here! And after a lot of very vocal encouragement from the other girls, David finishes. (this was followed by a slow mo where all the boys are like “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”. And David looks heartbroken.) The girls get 100 points and WIN!!

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The Elimination
We’re treated to the girls basically saying they hate Caspian before the countdown starts. It’s all very dramatic, lots of swooping camera angles and some intense music before a bowl is passed round where the girls have written the name of the boy they want eliminated. The scores are below:-

David – 4 votes (sex pest)
Donnie  – 3 votes (he looked so sad)
Sonny – 1 vote (WHAT!!! Not impressed!!)

So with the majority, and actually shocking the judges it looks like David’s time is done in Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 16.54.42porn camp. Asa is pretty honest and states that he was NOT who she thought would go, but Tori being the professional actually addresses the issue and pretty much tells David that while yes, he’s hung, he might be great for a scene – you’ve got to learn to conduct yourself and that its important to leave a good impression with your co-stars. In other words – STOP WANKING! David takes it pretty hard and starts to cry, telling everyone they’ve not seen the last of him yet (sounds like a super-villain) and as he leaves the house.

And that’s it! Episode One is finished! Overall I thought it was a brilliant show – I like a show where the judges actually get involved and TEACH the contestants and while we can giggle about it being porn – it’s a multimillion dollar industry so it’s nice to see new and rising stars being taught about the way to stay relevant in this industry.

I’ll be recapping this whole season and would love to hear from you in the comments section! Let me know who you want to win!!

with love 2016

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Sex Toys – The Taboo Broken?


by James Lefebure

Recently This Morning ran a segment regarding sex toys. The reason for this was to highlight that the Good Housekeeping Institute has recently done a review of 27 vibrators and letting their readers know how they’ve scored. This is a bit of a shock for a lot of people as Good Housekeeping is more known for trying out kitchen appliances. This begs the question – has the taboo of sex toys finally disappeared?

I think the short answer is not yet – but we’re definitely getting closer.


If you watched the section, while it was light-hearted, Phil and Holly could barely contain their giggles, which I feel undermined the point they were trying to make. By giggling and not treating it with a slightly more serious tone, they added to the stigma. Sex is something to laugh at. Sex toys are funny. You can view the video here.Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 11.08.07.png


I’ve worked in the adult industry for 9 years now, I’ve sold thousands of vibrators over the years and while the general subject can be worth a giggle for the majority of people, handing over your cash for something that is nonreturnable can be a difficult decision. I think that Good Housekeeping doing a review of 27 of the more common place vibrators is a great way of showing how they are keeping up with the times and that they aren’t embarrassed about the subject matter. The reviews are straight to the point and give the reader all the information they would want if they were considering buying this product. I really liked the no-nonsense approach they seem to have taken. The fact that they are choosing to do this is also a brilliant idea, a lot of people who would use this website might never even think of going to an adult store, they might never even think about getting a sex toy, but now that they can see the reviews, they can read a short blurb about them and then if it sticks they might even buy it; this is not the audience that the likes of Ann Summers or even ourselves would normally reach. We’re adult shops – a lot of people instantly think of seedy and scary places. (We’re really not, I promise!) however – it’s on the good housekeeping website!

I read a secondary article where they discussed that people now thought you were odd if you DIDN’T own a sex toy. 0109Carrie03I didn’t really agree with what the article was saying, I’ve served people who are in their late 60’s and only just getting their first sex toy. This doesn’t make them odd to me – they are just another customer. As with anything else – if you don’t want to do it – then you shouldn’t do it! This applies to sex toys just as much as real life situations. Sure over the last 10 years we’ve had massive leaps in the visibility of sex toys – Sex and The City brought us The Rabbit. Eastenders Pat and Roy brought the idea of Viagra into the home. Fifty Shades of Grey brought us bondage. Lars and the Real Girl brought us sex dolls. None of these were viewed as odd, similarly no-one was viewed as odd if they suddenly expressed an interest in the aforementioned toys.  lars03Why is this? Because they were culturally relevant; now this doesn’t mean you should all run out and buy a vibrator, but if you are interested –  the stigma seems to be lifting.

 

 

I find this in my own life as well – away from work all my friends know what I do, they all know where I work but very few ever want to talk about sex toys. Sure we’ll talk about sex, we’ll talk about a lot of the stuff that groups of friends will talk about, but when I first started working in Nice ‘n’ Naughty, the majority of them would just giggle when we spoke about my job. Not a single person asked me for advice or to come in the shop. Then 50 Shades happened. I suddenly became the great sage of my friends and they ALL wanted to talk about it. Why? Because everyone else was.

giphyAs I’m sure you can imagine, ITV had a lot of complaints about the segment. I had a look over the Facebook comments on their official page and there were of people saying “disgusting” or “not appropriate”. Obviously I would disagree about this – they were talking about a world I’ve lived in for 9 years, but if you take a step back – it’s the prime audience. It’s hitting the people who are stay at home parents. People who might not normally think about sex toys – suddenly they’re able to think about it and when they next meet their friends can actually talk about it. They have a REASON to bring it into the discussion. Why? Because for a few days after it aired – everyone was talking about it. I could barely log onto twitter or Facebook without seeing someone mentioning it, sharing the video or generally having a giggle about it. But at least people were talking.

If my years working in the stores have taught me anything, it’s this: People want to talk about sex. Not all talk about sex has to sexual. Not all talk about sex is dirty. Sometimes it’s just to get an opinion, sometimes to it get something off your chest but whatever the reason – talking about sex and what you want is never a bad thing and I applaud both ITV and Good Housekeeping for opening the doors to a healthy adult discussion on these matters!

To see our selection of Good Housekeepings tried and tested vibrators click here or visit our stores  and ask staff for more information.

with love 2016

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Good Housekeeping insists vibrators are no longer taboo


Good Housekeeping, the housewives favourite magazine hit the headlines recently with the results of their third vibrator test.

They asked 270 women, aged from 31 to 76, to test 27 sex toys and rate them out of 100 based on detailed questionnaires focusing on ease of use, intensity and general enjoyment.

We have picked our favourites from the list which included many leading toy suppliers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with love 2016

 

 

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