Penthouse Variations on Oral

December 18th, 2014

One of the newest books from Cleis Press, which has made me a very happy reviewer and reader this year, is “Penthouse Variations on Oral.” Oral sex is one of my favorites, which I’m sure can be said for many of you readers. Giving and receiving are both fun, and this collection of stories will hopefully provide a look into book.

The description is as follows

Mind-blowing oral sex can be the epitome of pleasure itself. Curated by the editors of the wildly popular Penthouse Variationsmagazine, this voracious volume goes deep into the throes of oral delight. Both new and well-known erotic writers satisfy the hungriest mouths while dishing up an array of below-the-belt feasts. In this collection of short stories, lovers explore the delicious ways oral sex can be an act of affection and tenderness, a testament to devotion, or an expression of pure, hot lust. Going down is an experience meant to be savored…and shared.

Alison Tyler, erotica editor and writer extraordinaire, is just one of the authors who you’ll read in this book. Her story, among others, might remind you of your own exploits or inspire you to try something new.

I tell you about all of this because I’ve been given the opportunity to give one of you a chance to win a copy of this book to add to your shelf or nightstand.

Enter using the widget below.

Good luck!

Penthouse Variations on Oral

Open to US.

Giveaway ends December 31.

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6 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway (Multiple Prizes)

July 17th, 2014

Perhaps it is fitting than for the six years I’ve been writing Of Sex and Love, I will be able to celebrate with six prizes to six different winners. It was unintentional. And I may throw in some Babeland gift cards, too. And I may get a few more sponsors before I finally post this, so it’s not that I can’t count, you guys.

So, this is my way of saying thank you. For visiting. Commenting. Emailing. Following through broken domains and weird Tumblr situations. For sticking it out even when I wasn’t sure that I wanted to. Thank you for listening to me even when I didn’t know how to write a review or how to explain female ejaculation or how bad “silicone composites” were.

A lot can change in 6 years. A lot has changed. And it’s interesting because I’m not entirely sure that I’ve changed anything in the world. Not as Adriana. But the lessons of sex positivity and feminism that this corner of the blogosphere has imparted on me are something that I take with me as my “real” self.  I’m known as the resident “sexpert” and militant feminist. I didn’t see at least one of those things coming.

And I certainly wouldn’t take it back.

No, I’m here to give to you guys for making this all possible. The prizes are pretty awesome, if I do say so myself!

Special thank you to Lelo, Lovehoney, Pipedream, SheVibe, Cleis Press and Good Vibes for providing them!

Awesome giveaway prizes!

Awesome giveaway prizes!

I want to reward as many people as possible, and to this end I’ve decided to use Gleam. The multiple widgets will make the page load slower than usual. Please wait for them to load!

You can enter for multiple toys but you can only win one. If I pull your name for a giveaway, you cannot win another, but you can feel free to enter for more than one and show support for each of the sponsors.

You can come back every day to do things like tweet, and you can do this for each prize.

Remember that each prize has different shipping restrictions, which I’ve programmed into the widgets.

Good luck!

$50 SheVibe GC

$50 SheVibe Gift Card

Lelo Ora
Lelo Ora

Minna Limon

Minna Limon

Icicles #52/Ceramix #4
Icicles No. 52 and Ceramix #4

 

Bettie Page Spanking Paddle

Bettie Page Picture Perfect Spanking Paddle
The Big Book of Submission The Big Book of Submission

Crystal Delights Glass Plug
Crystal Delights Plug

Fetish Fantasy Bed Bindings Under Bed Restraints Kit

Fetish Fantasy Bed Bindings Under Bed Restraints Kit

Giveaway ends August 17th except for the Crystal Delights plug and Under the Bed Restraints, which will end August 21st.

I received no compensation for this post. I am not responsible for prize shipping.

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Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club [Review + Giveaway]

May 6th, 2014

Now, I’m not a member of the mile high club, but I think there’s something to be said for having sex on airplanes. Otherwise, why would so many people fantasize about it? I imagine it has something to do with being able to have sex with so many people around and not having them notice or, if it’s your thing, because you want them to notice. Perhaps the challenge of having sex in such a small place only makes the adrenaline run faster. Some people might rely on the release and reward of sex to calm their flying nerves or pass the time, which certainly seems to crawl by when you’re 30,000 feet above sea level with nothing but clouds out your window.

However, writing about sex on airplanes certainly presents another challenge. How do you make your story stand apart from those written by others? Indeed, I imagine that Rachel Kramer Bussel saw many similar themes, but the editor at Cleis Press was able to pull together enough stories to create an anthology that remains interesting and less than redundant. Although, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend reading the book in one sitting as it could become rather mundane.

Flying High does a good job of providing us with situations — strangers meeting on an airplane for sex, cybersex on airplanes, voyeurism, masturbation airlines and more — to keep things interesting. Many of the authors have added fantasy elements, which keep the stories in the book from being more of the same.

Like I said, I understand why sex on an airplane is appealing to some even though it’s not number one on my list of sexual acts to do. So I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the pages of this book and began enjoying it right off the bat. In fact the first story by Bill Kte’pe, one in which two couples who met online have arranged for a sexual rendez-vous in the sky, is one of the most memorable of the book. It helps the book take flight without a hitch. The surprise ending adds to the story in my opinion, but I won’t spoil it for you.

Like any anthology, not every story in Flying High was for more. I skipped over one or two completely. In some cases, the airplane is really almost inconsequential. In stories like “Top Banana,” being on an airplane and one operated by a specific airline creates a recurring theme. In that particular story, Craig Sorensen relies on the theme to craft an interesting story and colorful visuals with an ending that I didn’t quite see coming — no pun intended.

The style and skill of the authors in Flying High varies as much as the particular plots of the stories. Some were simply not to my liking, and others seemed a little inexperienced or lacking the subtlety that I think makes a good story. However, they all brought something different to the table. Flying High might not be a book that you reach for constantly, but it’s worth checking out if you have a thing for the mile high club, especially if you’re not quite bold enough to go there yourself.

In fact, I am proud to announce that I have partnered with Cleis Press to offer one of you visitors at Of Sex and Love the chance to win a copy of this book to peruse for yourself. All you have to do is use the PromoSimple widget below to get started. Make sure to come back every day for tweets and shares to get more entries!

This widget includes a poll about whether you’ve joined the mile high club. It’s not mandatory. I hope to show the results on this blog but it will be anonymous. Giveaway is open to USA and Canada.

Good luck!

Ends May 31!

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101 Vagina Giveaway

April 4th, 2014

41UOw-Y7VPL[1]I was rather impressed with the coffee table book, 101 Vagina, that I received to review. Now, maybe I am not a coffee table book person (actually, I have an ottoman that’s generally filled with electronics LOL), but it was a nice change of page.

I didn’t want to give too much away in my review. Otherwise, you wouldn’t read it, would you? But the experience of reading it was almost.. magical. That sounds a whole lot less pragmatic than I normally am, but there you have it.

In order to spread the word about this project, I have teamed up with the photography/creator to give one copy of 101 Vagina away to a reader at Of Sex and Love. All you have to do is fill out the form below.

Good luck!

Giveaway is open to US residents and ends May 4.

Don’t worry, though, if you don’t win. 101 Vagina is super affordable at less than $19 from Amazon.

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Lelo Gigi 2 Giveaway

February 5th, 2014

I asked if you guys were interested. You said, “Yes!” So here’s a giveaway for all my lovely readers.

I didn’t love the Gigi 2, which you can see in my initial review. I only warmed to it slightly in my followup review. However,  here’s a list of people who did love the vibrator.

Will you love the Gigi 2? Maybe. I think if you need a lot of G-spot stimulation and like angled toys such as Ella, then it’s worth giving it a try. Gigi 2 isn’t the most powerful vibe out there, even with an increase in power over the original Gigi. However, the shape might make up for this.

You may also like Gigi if you haven’t try any other Lelo toys before and, hey, this one is free! Maybe you want to see if you like toys that have multiple settings or if you like unique settings like the surprise me function.

Lelo Gigi 2

Lelo Gigi 2

For the full list of features, keep reading

  • G-spot tip
  • 100% more power than Gigi
  • 8 modes
  • 2 hours of use per charge
  • Waterproof
  • Lockable
  • Made of body-safe silicone
  • 1-Year LELO Warranty for Complete Peace of Mind

Of course, this also comes with a sample of Lelo lube, charging cable, storage pouch and Lelo’s famous packaging. The version you’ll be entering to win is the Deep Rose color as pictured. I’ll be shipping out my extra handled-but-unused Gigi 2.

All you have to do is use the entry form below. Return for daily entries like Facebook photo sharing, Tumblr reblogging and Tweeting.

Giveaway is open to US residents; ends March 5th. I will generate one winner randomly.

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Shhh Secret Society Lingerie Box Giveaway

January 14th, 2014

I’m happy to announce another giveaway sponsored by Shhh Secret Society. Last time, you guys had a chance to win a Wonderland vibrator. This time around, I’m hosting a giveaway for one of the Shhh Boxes. If you’re unfamiliar with these boxes, you can sign up for a single box or a monthly or quarterly subscription for a box full of lingerie — at least 8 pieces —  and goodies. The folks over Shhh work with consumers to get sizes and preferences, so each box you receive is one that you’re sure to love. You don’t have to believe me, though.  All of the boxes have positive reviews on the website. Previous customers have called the boxes and items in them “amazing,” “stunning” and “beautiful.” Everyone seems so pleased, and I am happy to provide one of my readers a chance to win the box. Shhh will work with you to provide you products in your size and style. When you’re picking your Shhh Lingerie Box, you can choose the style you’re looking for. Henry at Shhh has helped to create boxes with the following styles:

Shhh Lingerie Boxes Offer Plenty of Options

Shhh Lingerie Boxes Offer Plenty of Options

  • slutty
  • classy
  • modest
  • slimming

Slutty or risque styles are more revealing and form-fitting like the Anais Judy. Classy styles offer more coverage and are good if you want to leave a little more to the imagination. This sweetheart babydoll is an excellent example of the style. Perhaps you’re just getting into lingerie and you’re not sure how much skin you want to show. Classic and modest pieces such as these thigh highs might be one of the items in your lingerie box. If you want something slimming, you might go for a babydoll or a piece with ruching to hide trouble areas.

The above collage is just a few samples of what you might get in a lingerie box. Of course, the surprise is part of the fun. If you’re the winner of this giveaway, you can specify your style and the box will soon be on its way to you.

Use the widget below to enter. Remember to check back daily for entries such as Twitter, which you can do multiple times.

If you’re entering from the UK use a placeholder such as 11111 for zip code. I’ll get your postal code later if you’re the winner!

Good luck!

Giveaway ends February 2013. Open to US and UK residents. 

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Wonderland Vibrator Giveaway

October 22nd, 2013

Wonderland - The Heavenly Heart

The Heavenly Heart

With Halloween soon approaching, I thought one of the Wonderland vibes would make an awesome giveaway prize, and the kind folks over at Shhh have agreed to give on of my readers their own taste of Wonderland. (Side note: I found Once Upon a Time in Winderland too convoluted for my tastes. How ’bout you guys?)

So I thought this giveaway would be excellent given the time, and while I haven’t had a chance to use them, they look adorable. I don’t own too many novelty toys at this point — though, I’ve certainly love a nice tentacle dildo — but I’ve enjoyed the look of this line since the very start.

The Wonderland series has four models designs that represent characters or topics from

Shhh carries the first three on the list, all of which are available for £40. Each is a gentle vibrator that uses a single AA battery for power. The toys are waterproof and each have multiple functions.

If you want your chance to win one for free, use the widget below.

Click here if the widget doesn’t load.

Giveaway ends November 20.

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