Happy 5th Birthday oSaL! Have a giveaway!

July 17th, 2013

Birthday candles

Usually, the anniversary here at Of Sex and Love comes and passes and I miss it. I don’t mean to, I just don’t have it memorized, and I obviously spend less time in this corner of the Internet than I used to. It’s not that I don’t love you, because I do. However, the landscape of things has changed, and it doesn’t take a genius to see this. Still, I’m here, and I think there’s something to be said for that.

I’m still learning. I’m still making friends. I’m still finding new toys that I love and trying to help other bloggers and reviewers by giving them information and steering them away from awful companies.  I’ve made a few changes in the past year. I joined Tumblr, and have been trying to be active on it. You can follow me here or see my highlights every Thursday-ish. Additionally, I’ve been trying to sc0ur the Web for more content that I think my readers would enjoy.

I’ve been running giveaways with widgets instead of through comments. For the most part, it makes everything easier for me. The rest of the Internet is ahead of this trend, so I hope you guys are getting the hang of it. I’ve been making more of an effort to include photos in my reviews, which I think is something that other people like more than I do, so I never noticed before.

I couldn’t begin to guess how many toys or posts I’ve made since last July — there are about 50 reviews and 10 giveaways — but I can give you the rundown since I started this blog:

  • 723 posts
  • 32 categories
  • 1360 tags — wow!
  • 3922 comments
  • 247 Tumblr posts
  • 92 Facebook followers

One of the things that I cannot quite quantify is how I’ve become more of a feminist after hanging out with this crowd. It started as Adriana clicking links, reading posts and leaving comments, but now I’m a vocal feminist in my real life. This is one of the reasons I am quieter on OSAL: I’m spending less time hiding behind anonymity.

Looking back, not everything is grand. I debated adding these thoughts at all but they’re important because they’re me. So many of the people that I’ve loved have now become people that I’ve lost. None of the communities feel the same anymore, and I feel an increasing sense of disconnect. Now, more than even when I started this blog, I feel like an outsider looking in. I feel invisible more often than I’d care to admit. It reminds me of times as a child that still evoke negative emotions. I don’t quite know how to reconcile that.

But I’d like to change that, so perhaps my next year with this blog will be one where I focus on making friendships that extend past Twitter or Facebook. Beyond forums. Into the land of the person behind Adriana rather than just the persona I’ve developed. In that vein, I don’t just want to reward you as my readers and commenters. I’d like to use this soapbox to engage with and get to know you. Maybe this will be a little more fun, or maybe you’re just here for the giveaway prize.

And to the point of this post: a giveaway! $100 from PinkCherry to residents of the con US and Canada. Shipping’s on PinkCherry so you can spend every last penny! Use the form below to enter.

Good luck!

$100 to PinkCherry

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Ends August 17.


217 Comments to “Happy 5th Birthday oSaL! Have a giveaway!”

  • K says:

    Congrats on 5 years! I really understand what you mean about the disconnect, the strangeness of the behavior of the groups of people that you once loved, and debating how much of yourself you can let others see.

    I’ve been struggling lately with deciding how far I want to go in blogging. Do I want to get my own domain? If I do, there is a greater risk of my name being found. Would I be OK with that? Keep this as a hobby? Turn it into a job?

    Like you, sometimes I feel invisible in the blogging world, but maybe for different reasons. Occasionally, I’ve been shunned, badgered, and snarked at because my blog isn’t like the other sex blogs. At the same time, others welcomed and celebrated the differences with me. The good news is I eventually got to a point where I felt no shame in what I do and had no qualms about saying no when pestered to participate in programs that I didn’t want to be in. I didn’t judge others and couldn’t understand why such “open minded” people didn’t feel the need to extend the same courtesy to me. Don’t get me wrong, there wasn’t *a lot* of negativity, but there was enough of it early on that I really questioned whether it was worth continuing blogging.

    The best way I could sum up myself is that I’m a married mom of 2 that writes a conservative sex blog. Being a conservative sex blogger is kind of weird, but sometimes weird is just another word for awesome.

  • Congrats on 5 years. I have not kept up with reviewing the way I should. 5 years is a huge accomplishment!

  • Trix says:

    Five years is such a fantastic achievement! Anyway, I kind of play things close to the vest in everyday life (so coming here always feels like a fun adventure), but I admire your openness and good advice!

  • Trix says:

    I’ve been wanting a Vixen Mustang for ages, so that’s what I would get if I won!

  • Trix says:

    When I think of OSAL, I picture a very sensual and informative place that is exciting but not intimidating.

  • Shadow says:

    Hi! Thank you so the awesome giveaway! One item i like is the Waterproof Jack Rabbit Vibe in Purple

  • Shadow says:

    Congrats on five years! Very awesome! I love you and your blog. Your very informative, help steer me clear from bad stores and toys. I was pretty new to sex toys, not very…smart. You helped! Your great!

  • Jamie Martin says:

    Adirana FB page doesn’t go through!!

    I prefer to be called Dane. I’m twenty-three. I live in stupid Washington. My birthday is next month. Recently single and ready to mingle. I love to shop. -prattles on-

  • Jamie Martin says:

    Not very long, and I don’t really blog, I just host giveaways, haha! Mine is also active right now, if you want to check it out! ♥

  • Jamie Martin says:

    I think of awesome reviews on toys that I can never afford. ;p

  • Jamie Martin says:

    http://www.pinkcherry.com/weeks-specials/h20-glycerine-and-paraben-free-lubricant-in-8-5oz-255ml I love this lube; one of my favourites; would be nice to quit using the stuff from the discount store at $2 a bottle. ;p

  • Congratulations on 5 years! I really appreciate your style of blogging about deep, personal matters alongside sex. I understand why some people prefer to separate the two, but for me personally I love to see them together. Every time I’ve read your posts it’s made me smile to know that someone else out there is blogging with a similar style.

    Who am I? I’m a 20-something year old virgin who’s only recently discovered sex toys (this year!). I wasn’t exactly planning on involving myself in the community at first; instead I just lurked amongst the blogosphere. I spotted EF for the chance to write in exchange for free toys, and created a persona for that. By the time that fell through I realized I actually really appreciated the community and wanted to be involved. Plus, I needed a place to dump my experiences as they kept piling up on me.

    From the start I expected I’d be on the outside looking in, but I have appreciated the warmth of several in the community despite my weirdness. My main priority for my blog right now is just to be me, which I’ve found takes some effort. There are other goals too, things like community connection, improving writing/camera skills, monetization, and the like. But, I’m learning to be comfortable with the slow path there and enjoy the view along the way. 🙂

    • Adriana says:

      The personal stuff is definitely newer as I’ve fineally got back into dating and being sexually active after my divorce. It feels odd, though, because so many people are in serious relationships.

  • Pam Hunt says:

    I would possibly purchase candles..I love those and perfume! as to the other question you asked…what do I think of you and sex and love?
    I love the name Pink Cherry, and I flet warmed by this site the minute I began reading it…I think you are cool!!! I am a tough nut to crack!

  • Colleen Boudreau says:

    Hello! 🙂 Thanks for this giveaway.

  • Jen C. says:

    Just seeing your blog for the first time.

  • Jen C. says:

    The edible massage oil candle sounds interesting.

  • Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I am a married mother of three. I have been married for eight years.

  • Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I like the Flirty French Maid Costume.

  • Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I like your blog, it is very different then the other blogs I read. Sometimes a mom needs to venture out and read other content lol

  • Now to answer your question: What will I buy?

    Well, if I win it depends on what I’ve already bought before then! I actually just now purchased a WeVibe Salsa and Tango Kiss from Pink Cherry through your affiliate link, because it’s the best price for the Salsa around plus I managed to get 15% off with the moose15 code. Hard to beat free shipping, too.

    Some other things they carry that I really want are the Njoy Pure Wand, Vixen Mustang, and Sliquid lube. Good stuff.

  • Valencia says:

    I am study in contrasts. Open but guarded. Cynical in some ways yet naive in others. Good with a little bad mixed in. I am a amalgamation of many things.

  • Rachael J says:

    I am a 22 year old student. I am currently working on getting my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. I plan on working with children.

    I enter into a lot of giveaways. It gives me something to do since I don’t get out of the house often. I live in the middle of nowhere and gas is expensive. So I try not to go out unless its needed. Plus, we only have a little car that won’t fit everyone in it.

    • Adriana says:

      A tiny car must be frustrating

      • Rachael J says:

        Yeah, it can be. We have 9 people, including 4 kids living here and the car only seats 5. We had a minivan before that, but my step-father crashed it. So we bought the car from my Grandpa’s estate(he died back in November). My other Grandfather drove the car from New York, we live in Florida.

  • MaryAnn says:

    I am a stay at home mom to my 3 year old son and soon to be newborn girl. I am going back to school in August.

  • MaryAnn says:

    Dare to be bare shave cream

  • Steven E. says:

    Great blog. Just found it, so still learning my way around. Keep up the good work.

  • Travelnurse says:

    I have just moved to my own domain. I am still not sure if I like it.

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    Married women in her 40’s from Ontario Canada

  • Scarlet says:

    I go under another name that matches the giveaway but Scarlet is what I tend to go buy in these circles.

    As for that I would get…oh there are a few things in my mind. Though I am really thinking finally getting my hands on the Stronic Eins

  • Lindsey says:

    I’m Lindsey, 22, from NY! So glad I discovered this blog!

  • Pixel says:

    Wow, 5 years is pretty BAMF. I’m at…3 or 4 years now, and I’m also trying to decide where I want to go with this, if I want to continue to stick around, and how to connect with folks more. (Twitter seems to be best, as I hate Facebook with a firey passion, and the EF forums were never good to actually chat with folks.)

    Let’s see, my ‘about me’ stuff. Um…I’m 27, live in the southern US, and have a fiance and a cat, both of whom I love ridiculous amounts. I’m kinky, and my fella and I run a continuing education kink group for our local community. It meets once a month during the school year, and we have brought in presenters from all over the US to teach for us. I love cooking and baking, and even during 110+F weeks I’m insane enough to bake homemade bread. I have chronic pain that sometimes keeps me in bed for 1-3 days at a time. I’m opinionated, snarky, attempt to be witty, a geek, and currently am on a quest to dye my hair every colour of the rainbow over the course of the year.

    (PS. I entered the giveaway under my RL name…same email, though! I go by Pixel online, and have for about 10 years now.)

  • Pixel says:

    Bwahahaha. So, with $100 to Pink Cherry, I’d pick up a We-Vibe Salsa or a Tango and probably 4 bottles of Sliquid lube. It’s seriously the only lube we use in the house, with the exception of my fiance’s bottle of Gun Oil Silicone for jacking off.

  • christy tai says:

    five years how awesome is that!!

  • Louise E. says:

    Happy 5th! Love Pink Cherry…

  • Louise E. says:

    Would love to get a few new dresses, like this one…http://www.pinkcherry.com/lingerie/dresses/kissable-kitten-dress-one-size

  • monica meza says:

    I’m an artist still working her butt off to do something she loves!

  • Aimee T says:

    If you’ve ever seen the BBC Documentary “Hookers, Hustlers, Pimps and Their Johns”, you’ve seen me and my cheese grater. Otherwise, I live a quiet live in the Northeast.

  • I WANT TO WIN GUYS I STILL HERE WAITING FOR MY TURN I CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU IS MY BIG DREAM

  • Raine says:

    Congrats on the milestone! As I’ve mentioned before I really enjoy your posts and reviews, and your giveaways are always so generous. I’m just a single chick who is happy with my books, coffee, cats and toys. My no relationship status is so stress free I am surprisingly happy. Thanks for this huge giveaway!

  • Raine says:

    I’d love to (finally) get a njoy Pure Wand!!!

  • kindred says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I’ve been a sex toy reviewer for about 3 years now and hope to continue for many years to come.

  • kindred says:

    I would buy the Vixskin Mustang.

  • kindred says:

    When I think of you I think of an accomplished and reliable reviewer. I just had no idea it’s been 5 years.

  • 5 years! What an amazing accomplishment! You may or may not recognize me from EF, but I’m Property Of Potter and recently joined the blogging world as one. I hope one day I’m able to celebrate my first, second, third, and so on blog birthday. You should be proud of what you’ve accomplished! Congrats!

  • Sangsara says:

    Hi!
    This is Sangsara – we have spoken before. I am a poly/pansexual recovering addict from Canada as well as a blogger/reviewer and erotic masseuse/escort of sorts. It has taken me a year of reviewing to finally get past my tech hurdles and get my own domain up (www.sexualitysanctuary.com) I specialize in video reviews and though my retail experience and edenfantasys helped me. The most help came from blogs like yours thanx so much and congrats!

  • Beck says:

    First, congrats on 5 years. That is a great accomplishment!

    I don’t think I’ve found who I am, yet.I’m a mother. I’m a blogger. I love cats. I like to cook. Otherwise, I’m pretty lost in the world and that is exactly who I want to be. I don’t want to be the same old person who knows what’s going on all the time, ya know?

  • Beck says:

    I’m a nerd when it comes to making purchases. Honestly, I’d have to pull up the calculator and figure out the best way to spend all $100. But I think a Fun Wand would be on that list.

  • Beck says:

    I feel like I am going to flood you with comments. LOL

    I don’t feel like I know you enough or your blog. I know you mostly from EF. I remember your comments that I would see and I liked that you’d just tell someone like it is because that’s what I do. 😀

    I’m coming up on my one year next month. I feel much better about blogging then I did at first. I put off making a blog until the day EF pissed me off too much. Now, that I have one…I can’t imagine my life without one and I kick myself for not making one sooner!

    My blogging has only changed in the sense that I now do less reviews and work on other areas of writing.

    • Adriana says:

      Hey, they’re all quality comments!

      I think it’s weird that people don’t know me. I put myself out there a lot, but it just goes to show how this newfangled Internet works.

  • Ashley says:

    I am a stay at home mom of two kids and I have an amazing husband.

  • Happy blogiversary!

    I totally get where you’re coming from with regard to the community. It’s been through an amazing amount of ups and downs.

    Who am I? I’m an owned slave living in Upstate New York. I write and read and hike and bike. I try to be kind, though I don’t always succeed, and I love to help people. I’m all about equality for everyone, and I’m ecstatic with the way the US is going with regard to LGBT rights. But most of all, I’m just a life lover who tries to live life to the fullest and allow others to do the same without too much judgment on my part.

    Have a great day! 🙂

  • winston says:

    I’m a bit of a private guy but I love a good sex blog and yours looks great – will have to read thru

  • Mary says:

    I’ve been blogging since 2009 but only seriously since 2011. I’m not as enthusiastic right now just because I’m busy.

  • Karen Blue says:

    Hey Adriana! Congratulations on 5 years! You might remember me from kissinbluekaren. I have been stalking you for a while, lol. I remember you from EF and that is where I found you.

  • Hello c: I am BriAnna, and I am in love with the man of my dreams. I have many chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, anemia, acid reflux disease, a bulging disk in the lower lumbar region of my back, IBS, and am being tested for ovarian cancer.. uhm, I am very stressed, and I would probably buy massage oils and bath items for my love and I to have romantic nights. <3 Wonderful giveaway, and congratulations on five years! xx <3

  • When I think of you or of this website, your banner is the main thing that comes to my mind. I think your blog stands out to me because the banner and colors aren’t cutesy like most of the other toy reviewer blogs out there. And it works well, because it’s you.

    I enjoy how you’re bringing depth and your personal life journey to your blog. Of course I’m cool with everyone’s personal decisions about how much they share, but I think it adds a lot to it.

    So mainly when I think of you or your blog, it’s with a general sense of depth and richness. 🙂

  • Merry says:

    Happy blogiversary! I’ve been lurking with the occasional comment for a while. So I guess this is a good excuse to make myself comment more!

  • Karen Blue says:

    I really need a new toybox. I love this thing http://www.pinkcherry.com/toy-boxes/lockable-extra-large-vibrator-case-in-pink I would probaby get more lube with the rest of the credit.

  • Danielle P. says:

    I am a newly married sign language interpreter! :-0

  • So, to tell you my blogging story. I actually started my first sex blog back in May of this year, just as I was first getting involved at Eden Fantasys. It wasn’t really meant for reading, just to offload stuff from my chest as I navigated the initial shock of my awakening to sexuality after being repressed for the first 20+ years of my life.

    By the time EF went down, I had begun to gel with the community and wanted to start a blog that was, well, actually intended to be read. 😛 Initially I thought I’d be doing a lot of toy reviews, so I named it “Secretly Sensuous Toys & Stuff”. After all,t hat’s what everyone else seemed to be doing–starting a blog to put up their own reviews.

    It hasn’t taken me long to realize that writing formal reviews isn’t my style. I can do it, but not enjoyably. So for now I’ve set aside the thought of monetization and I simply write. I’m giving my blog a chance to take on a life of its own before I decide whether or not I want to turn it into anything further.

    With the whole blogger thing happened I wasn’t initially planning to switch to self-hosting, because I hadn’t yet felt like pursuing monetization. But the lure of options, security, and more professional feel finally won me over. I’m glad it did!

    I’m happy with my current blog. It’s not nearly as flashy as other blogs out there, and most people might even find it boring. But it’s a place I feel at home writing in, and I have a lot of ideas/plans to grow it from here.

  • Danielle P. says:

    I would get the We-Vibe II G-Spot and Clitoral Couples Vibrator in Ruby

  • Hi! I’m Septimus, I started reviewing back in November, and I’ve had my own review blog since January.
    I love being in the review business because I get to have a space to share my opinions with the public. I’ve always been sort of a “ranter”, and now I’ve got my own space to rant and rave in!

  • Carly says:

    I would put this gift card toward the Sasha harness.

  • Carly says:

    What I think of when I think of this website: “Sex toys reviews and awesome giveaways.”

  • S.N. says:

    First of all, a very Happy Blogiversary to you!

    Second of all, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for what you do. I’ve worked at a retail store that sells sex toys, lubricants, and “adult novelties” for a little over a year now, and blogs like yours have been my primary source of education throughout this time. Nobody told me about pthalates, what they are, and how harmful they can be – I had to seek out this information on my own, and without amazing sex toy bloggers like yourself, I would still be just as ignorant about the subject as I used to be. So really, thank you so much for what you do. It is appreciated both by myself, and the many people I have been able to educate by sharing what I’ve learned here and from other reviewers!

    In short, you’re the best! Thank you for inspiring me to explore my passion for sex toys, and for helping me realise that it’s totally ok to love them as much as I do!

  • MustardDress says:

    Happy five-year anniversary! I’d get the Lelo Ella, and some awesome Tantus stuff! Or maybe a Pure Wand, or a Hitachi… So many options!

  • Camryn says:

    Congrats! A lot can happen in 5 years, and to keep up a blog for that long is amazing.
    I’m a 20 year old college student who’s just now exploring her sexuality and her self as a whole. I’m a double major with mental health issues and a stressful home life, so defining myself outside of school and family is difficult for me, but I’m trying. I’ve been escaping into books my entire life, and lately I’ve turned my love of reading to the web, discovering a passion for activism and a love of sex toys. I have a loving and wonderfully accepting partner that makes a point to see that I enjoy intimacy. He is my first lover, so being with him teaches me about my body as well as his. I’ve embraced masturbation in an effort to learn more and to make the bad days a bit harder to bear.
    (The way you worded your request made me laugh. It’s difficult for me to let others get to know me right now, since I’m trying to figure it out for myself.)

  • Camryn says:

    There will definitely be a Tantus toy (I love them!) and something for my guy. He’s so nonchalant about masturbation I’m not sure he’d actually use a sleeve, but if I can talk him into it I’ll get him a Fleshlight or a Tenga sleeve. If not, Tantus has cock rings too! *grins*

  • Camryn says:

    When I think of your site the first thing to pop into my mind is the red, weirdly enough. Then the name “Ravenlust,” which is badass, I must say. Then once I actually think of the content (silly brain of mine), it’s the fact that you review items that are all over the board, and I really appreciate that. It’s not just the things that everyone has (the Lelos, the Tantuses), you also review $15.00 hard plastic clitoral vibrators and dildos from smaller companies, and you review those toys on their own merit. It’s great, it really is. I also like how you write posts on your first impression of a toy, as it’s interesting to read and makes for a fun teaser as we’re waiting for the review.

  • Camryn says:

    I’m not a blogger, at least not yet. As I’ve chased down specific product reviews and learned more about social issues I’ve read many different blogs and I’m inspired to write more myself, but for now my writing (stories, poems, and of late, prose, and guides) is just between me and my notebooks.

  • Kristine R. says:

    Probably something from the 50 shades of gray collection???

  • Kristine R. says:

    Fun posts, fun giveaways

  • Kristine R. says:

    I have a food blog and have been blogging since 2009. My photography has changed for the better, and I try to use contests as inspiration for new recipes. Love it!

  • chels says:

    Hello! I’m a 23 year old female sex-toy enthusiast. I don’t have a blog, but I do tweet about sex stuff quite a bit. Recently been getting into BDSM, so I’d use the gift card to explore that side a little more…

  • I’ve been blogging around a year now, and it’s just gotten harder over time because of how my illnesses have progressed. But I have definitely become more appreciative of life, and the friends I have made through followers. c:

  • Kristie D. says:

    Hey! I’m Kristie! And Congratulations!

  • ImaGodiva says:

    Happy blog birthday! You obviously work so hard on it, and I really enjoy stopping by. Thanks, and congratulations.

  • Aimee T says:

    I will snag a Miracle Massager Accessory for Him. He’ll love it.

  • Ami B says:

    Recently single, LOL I need to win this 😉

  • Shane says:

    This could get interesting!

  • jacqueline says:

    congratulations! its my first time passing through here!

  • Maya says:

    I would buy the Kaya Rabbit Vibe by Lelo, and maybe venture into some BDSM toys? Erg, donno. I’m pretty curious these days. I’m a 20 year old sex-toy-curious noobie, looking to expand my horizons. :3 Love you’re site!

  • Angela S. says:

    I need a new toy box like crazy! Ive had my eye on this new lelo toy too. Also, the end date also happens to be my birthday so that’s something, right?

  • Scarlet says:

    I have been blogging for about over a year now, I have changed over time in both how I write the reviews and what is important to tell people about the things I do review. I am also more open about writing about things like the materials, lube and other things that are important to go along with knowing about the toys.

    I love that I am always learning, I am always changing and evolving over time.

  • Miss Kat says:

    Hey there, I started reviewing toys on Eden about two years ago and am working on getting my own blog for reviews up and running. I would have liked for it to be finished a long time ago but I am having a hard time balancing working on it with everything else in life right now!

    • Miss Kat says:

      Oh, I forgot to say what I would get with the giftcard! I think I would invest in the Pure Wand. I’ve heard incredible things about it!

  • john patterson says:

    Commnet on who I am, I am me

  • I totally would get the Freaks zombie dildo in heartbeat. I have been trying to get it since it came out.

    I have only been blogging for about 6 weeks. I am an EF refugee from the massive points change. I was always afraid of starting my own blog, but that totally pushed me over the edge. I am loving the freedom to do and say what I want.

  • Amy S says:

    I am an ex-pornclerk. Actually met my husband there, he was another clerk. We even got our cat there. Together we have about 14 years of working in a sex store. We are due for a new toy and it looks like Pink Cherry has a great selection.

  • Amy S says:

    I would probably get the Liv Vibe in Cerise

  • Mark M. says:

    Self prescribed kinkster here in Phoenix, Arizona!

  • shawn marie says:

    I would love to win the giveaway. I have never tried any toys and would love to try to spice things up at home.

  • Rhiannon says:

    I would probably get The Original Magic Wand or Pure Wand.

  • Rhiannon says:

    I love seeing other sex bloggers, it makes me proud to be a part of this community, keep up the good work!

  • Rhiannon says:

    My blog story, I started blogging… god like 4 or 5 years ago now. I started out just blogging my toy reviews and little snippets here and there. I have evolved into sex positive advice and what not. I still do not blog as often or regularly as I would like though.

  • kayla hyde says:

    I’m Kayla and have an amazing baby boy and loving husband. I’m just looking to spruce up our sex life now that we have a baby.

  • kayla hyde says:

    I would like to try something like the Waterproof Mega-Mite Vibe in Black

  • Lissa says:

    I’m Lissa! I’m new to the sex blogging community and am excited to get involved!
    And by the way, if I won, I would probably get the njoy Pure Wand. I’ve heard it’s pretty much the best thing ever 🙂

    • Lissa says:

      Oh and when I think of this website, I think of an honest, intriguing, interesting, and very helpful sex blogger 🙂

  • amanda roach says:

    something from Jopen

  • amanda roach says:

    great blog posts

  • amanda roach says:

    I have been blogging on and off for 2 years. I love it when I have time for it!

  • Amanda D. says:

    I’m Amanda. I run my own little blog where I do reviews and such. Pretty much no one knows me. lol

  • Heaven says:

    Hey Adriana, I am Heaven or Kiki. I have only been blogging for about two months now. I used to be on EF as Justlikeheaven until all the commotion started happening and I had to get out of there. So far I like blogging it is fun and free and can be very interesting. I have been so busy lately with my move but I am making my way back onto the scene.

  • Heaven says:

    I think your site is pretty neat and I love the colors it stands out. This is my second time on it.

  • Stanley says:

    name is stan and i enjoy reading blog posts that are informative and helpful

  • Amy says:

    Happy 5th Birthday!
    Thank you for all the great reviews, they take some of the confusion and frustration out of shopping. 😉

  • Jennifer says:

    I would likely use it to buy some sex furniture/position aids – I have always been interested in trying them out!

  • S.N. says:

    Ok, I think I’ve got this now! After perusing the selection on PinkCherry, I think the definite winner is the NJoy Pure Wand, with some Sliquid lube to go with it. I am determined to discover whether or not I am capable of squirting, and the Pure Wand sounds like the best tool for the job!

  • Wicked Wahine says:

    Someone just shared this with me on FB and low and behold I find another excellent blog with reviews to read! I just received my first order from PinkCherry and found them thru a Google search of the item I wanted. They had the best price, but I was stunned at how fast they shipped! I have been impressed, so I am happy to enter this giveaway. Regardless of that though, I am happy to now have more HONEST reviews to read, thanks!

  • Sangsara says:

    I would buy a new corset now that Eden is defunct – either that or one of the new brands of rechargeables .or 10 bottles of stim gel lol

  • Sangsara says:

    I think of one of the top 10 adult review blogs- a committed chick with a ton if knowledge that can write and cares about what she does, oh ya and that huge box of toys you sent me just for the cost of shipping !

  • Sangsara says:

    I’ve been attempting to blog for over a year. I had NO clue just how much work went into it – not the writing that’s the easy part (but ironically alsothe part I’m doing the least of and putting off the most) but the tech stuff and the networking? Wow ! There’s so much that can go wrong and it’s do damn time consuming but I love it and I love the subject matter so much ! I hope my site finally debuts with a giveaway next month and last as long as yours- thanx for the inspiration!

  • Brian says:

    Finally the weekend, need some pinkcherry action with my wife. Though we have so many toys, bondage gear, lube and more Im not sure what I would get next.

  • Jamal says:

    Name’s Jamal, and I’m a newer journeyer into the world of toys and sexual freedom.

  • Sammi says:

    I’m Sammi *waves* – a blogger and aspiring horror and erotica author (genres not necessarily exclusive of each other) who now has time on her hands to devote to working on writing and other things.

  • Sammi says:

    I’d like to try the Hiro Sound Responsive Silicone Rabbit Vibe – sounds interesting.

  • Reenie says:

    Hi Adriana,

    Congrats on your 5th year of blogging!
    What a long way…I sometimes wonder if I’ll have the strength and motivation to blog for this long.
    Anyways. My name is Reenie and I’ve been blogging for almost three months now.
    I’m a very clumsy person, and my actions are sometimes (most often times) faster than my brain. I have social anxiety disorder which I’m desperately trying to fight. Let’s just say that it took me a whole week to take the courage to write this comment here lol. But I made it! Hm…I can be crazy at times, but if I don’t know the person I’m communicating with, I can be extremely reserved and shy. But as soon as that stage is passed, I become a hyper maniac. I think that’s about it O.o Who knows. Maybe we can become friends beyond the blogging world one day!

  • Jasanna Czellar says:

    I am a married 20-something girl who loves dressing up sexy for my husband! I live in the midwest and am quite a healthy living advocate. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jasanna Czellar says:

    I’d love this! http://www.pinkcherry.com/lingerie/dress-up-and-role-play/sailor-hat-top-skirt-and-g-string-one-size

  • Jasanna Czellar says:

    I think of a fun blog that pushes the limits!

  • InsatiablyTaken says:

    Hi! I am an avid sex toy enthusiast who occasionally blogs about toys I really love or really hate. I also like to rant about unsafe sex toys to anyone that will listen.

  • Lovekink says:

    Congrats on your bday/anniversary! I like your blog and this is such a great giveaway!

  • Pete James says:

    Hey there! Most people call me PJ and I’ve always been interested in starting my own couple’s blog to discuss and review toys with my lady. I had no idea on how to go about this, and started to research online until I stumbled onto your blog and a few others. I was amazed at the amount of informative material out there and to be honest decided to give up trying to make my own blog because blogs like yours were already so great. Thank you for blogging, and giving me insight into the toys and the industry.

  • Pete James says:

    So much to choose from, but I would definitely look into getting the Fleshlight Flight for it’s compact and sleek design. Or I might consider the Hitachi magic wand for those good vibrations.

  • Pete James says:

    When I think of this blog 3 words come to mind: honest, thorough and informative.

  • Sada says:

    Hey I’m Sada. I’d love to get one of the Fleshjack boys dildos, since I haven’t tried anything from them yet.
    I started blogging a few years ago, but haven’t really kept up with it. Maybe I can start reviewing again soon, but the changes in the review programs and industry in general makes it tough.

  • Jamie Martin says:

    http://jamielovesweeps.tumblr.com/post/58002679743/share-and-win

    I accidentally did today’s wrong.

  • Penny says:

    Hey, I’m Penny from the blog A Penny for Your Dirty Thoughts. 🙂

  • Penny says:

    My two year blogiversary is coming up in September. I think I’ve become a better blogger throughout the past couple of years, and I enjoy it now even more than when I started.

  • Vera P. says:

    I’m Vera, just a chick from FL 🙂

  • Happy Birthday! It seems like sex blogging turns everyone into feminists 🙂

  • Sand says:

    I’m basically new to the world of toys.

  • Sand says:

    I would buy the Vanity Vr16 Vibe.

  • Tim Hughes says:

    I’m a lover of all things sexual which makes the relationship between my wife and I more enjoyable. You have a great website…..keep up the good work!

  • Sand says:

    I love the great reviews!

  • Stacy says:

    I am 26 and love cats, math, science and sleeping. I am currently saving money to go back to school.

  • Dez says:

    I would buy some lingerie. They have an awesome corset I want.

  • Dez says:

    When I think of OSAL and Adriana I think about a beautiful woman who always takes time of of her day to talk with me. A wonderful friend.

  • Reenie says:

    I’ll be answering three questions here as I don’t really want to spam your comment section with small comments. So here it goes!

    1) When I think of Of Sex and Love, I think of someone that’s really friendly and deep. Someone that’s not afraid to share the deepest thoughts with the readers. And definitely a blogger that’s among the cool kids 😉

    2)My blogging story. Well, I’ve been blogging for three months now! So many things have changed. I thought I’d be forever alone with nobody to talk to, but really…I’ve met so many wonderful people. It’s so incredible. I don’t understand why my brain didn’t think about starting this earlier. Grr.
    I’ve also enjoyed blogging more than I expected. And this scares me. I’m afraid work & school will get in the way and I won’t have much time to blog anymore. But I might be worrying for nothing =P

    3) I’M LUSTING OVER A MUSTANG! I want a mustang! But no budget! So if I can win this 100$, I’m definitely going to empty the rest of my bank to get that mustang! Yep. Yep. Thank you for giving this amazing opportunity to win this amazing price!

  • Shelby Gesford says:

    I’m 23 and I’m in my 2nd semester of college. I live with my boyfriend, he’s a photographer for a skateboard clothing company. We moved to Colorado a year ago and boy did money get tight when our car blew up. Taking the bus everywhere/walking is a drag, lol.

  • Chels says:

    I am a 23 year old female who works full time and goes to school part time. I’m a little ragey and I love sex. I’ve just recently gotten into safe sex toys (as I previously owned several jelly ones until I started reading) and currently own a Lelo Liv, a We-Vibe Touch, and a couple of glass toys. I’m looking to get a couple’s toy to share with my boyfriend, or a clitoral stimulator that doesn’t lose power when I apply pressure like the touch. The gift certificate would definitely go toward something body-safe!

  • dv8 says:

    I’d want to buy a couple of Tantus paddles.

  • dv8 says:

    When I think of you, I realize that review blogs help make sex toys mainstream.

    I blog sporadically and have been at it for over a decade.

  • Eva Gantz says:

    Oh hello! I’m just a queer femme feminist who works in the erotica biz, and I adore your site 🙂

    Thanks for this contest!!

  • Maegan Morin says:

    I love this super cute chemise: http://www.pinkcherry.ca/lingerie/babydolls-chemises/walk-on-the-wild-side-chemise-thong-one-size-in-purple

  • ImaGodiva says:

    Hi Adriana! I’m ImaGodiva, and I’m not a Godiva, but I am a blog reader and Twitter voyeur. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  • ImaGodiva says:

    When I think of “Of Sex and Love” I think of good information about sex and sex toys. The black and red colors are memorable also. 🙂

  • ImaGodiva says:

    I would buy a Jopen Comet Wand in blue.

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