Monthly Spotlight

What is the Monthly Spotlight?

This feature that takes place on the first and third Monday of every month and is designed to highlight a blog, vlog, or podcast that is under a year old. There will occasionally be other folks featured here as well, such as porn companies or artists, but the main focus is to highlight new people within the sex education community. If you’d like to be featured, please reach out!

Previous Spotlights

  • Phallophile Reviews logo, featuriing a bunch of multicoloured flowers.

    Felicity, the blogger behind Phallophile Reviews, started writing in May of 2017. For someone who has only been around for a few short months, she is really making an impression on me. The first piece that I read by her was on how dildos have made her better at handjobs, which includes a few beautifully composed grab-the-dildo pictures, an ode to foreskin (which obviously I’m all for), and a good joke about her ability to open a pickle jar. What more could you want?!

  • A graphic of Kelvin Sparks, a white-appearing man with black hair and facial scruff, wearing a crew cut shirt. The background is lilac and covered in roses and rope.

    Meet Kelvin Sparks, an intersex trans man who is a sex blogger, erotica writer, and toy reviewer based in the UK. He is bisexual and predominantly dates and/or fucks other trans folks, and has a wide-range of experiences from monogamy/non-monogamy, vanilla/kink, topping/bottoming, and more. He also has worked as a sex worker in the past, which I personally would love to hear more about because I have seen so few trans men talk about that before (other than myself)!

  • Pillow Princess' logo featuring a yellow crown on top of a whiteish blue pillow

    Pillow Princess is a bisexual cis woman who is in a long-distance relationship with a pansexual cis woman and she focuses on toys for people with vulvas and their use primarily during sex rather than masturbation (though that’s covered too!), as well as how people with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses have sex. Having more sites feature accessible sex toys is really needed, and it’s a valuable resource to have! She is also European-based, and therefore the toys and companies she promotes are ones that are easier to access (without a huge mark-up) in Europe. You will also not find anything realistic on her site, even fantasy and/or animalistic.

  • A very pretty redhead stands holding four books by her head. Her hair is just past her shoulders and wavy, pulled to one side. She is wearing large framed blackglasses, red lipstick, and a red dress with white polka dots.

    This is a blog that’s run by – you guessed it – Hermione Danger, a delightful dog lover, librarian, sports fan, and self-professed “Ravenpuff” (which is the cutest sounding house, lets be real). She’s a kinky submissive (mostly), rope bunny, and masochist who is monogamously partnered with a long distance dominant who goes by Swarley. As someone who also has a long distance dominant…this suuuuucks so much.

  • Insert Trans Here

    Insert Trans Here is a new blog (started in August, 2016) and run by a queer trans woman in the States. She wanted to find toys that worked with her body (both now and as her body changes through her transition) and found a lack of other trans women writing reviews. Like many of us in the industry, she therefore decided to start doing reviews of her own in order to help others in a similar position.

  • Banner image saying "The Siren" in red with a riding crop diagonally intersecting the words

    The Siren has pieces on how her feminism has and is evolving, and how she orgasms through literally everything no matter what; which is going to become a mini-series on the markers of ‘good sex’ with partners, and the second addressing the same in sex toys (both personally and in general). I’m pretty interested to read her thoughts on that!

  • Banner for the Dildorks, featuring Bex and Kate

    Do you love nerds? Sex? Podcasts? If you don’t, I don’t really know why you’re reading my site!

    So you may know Bex and Kate from their blogs, but for those who are unfamiliar with them, they’re my favourite duo. They both blog about sex and review sex toys, are brain-twins, best friends, and all-around awesome babes.

    They live in different countries from each other but every time they get together, hilarity ensues, and thus they decided to grace the world with a podcast so you (yes, you!) can listen to their gloriousness. I’d ship them.

  • logo for Helen's Toy Box featuring two human-ish outlines with stickers on the spots where their chests and genitals are. They are surrounded by start stickers

    The spotlight is a feature that takes place on the first and third Monday of every month and is designed to highlight a blog, vlog, or podcast that is under a year old. There will occasionally be other folks featured here as well, such as porn companies or artists, but the main focus is to

  • A rainbow-coloured street sign saying On Queer Street

    What do you get when you mix sex-positivity, enthusiastic consent, mental health, kink, and sexuality? Simple – you get Quinn Rhodes, the author behind On Queer Street!

  • Fuckleberry Finn logo

    Like me, they have found that there aren’t as many transmasculine bloggers as they would like, thus part of why they decided the step in. Their About page states something that I have always found to be true as well (one of my own reasons to initially get into blogging):
    “Vulvas, especially clitorides, behave differently when exposed to testosterone, and there are specific ways that social pressures that interact with sex and gender in regards to transgender people. I feel like talking openly about these issues will encourage trans people, particularly transmasculine people in my case, to augment their sex lives and talk more openly about sex and sexuality.”