Welcome to Share our Shit Saturday. If this is the first time you have encountered the #SoSS hashtag, let me tell you what it’s all about.
The internet is increasingly becoming a place where those of us talking about sex are silenced, shunned. We can see this in the censorship carried out by Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and the shadowbanning of sex positive women on Twitter. This is only going to get worse with the age verification rules in the UK and the threat to net neutrality in the US. #SoSS is a way in which we try to combat this by promoting each other’s content as much as possible. We want to show the world that we do not deserve to be pushed to the fringes of society and that people who enjoy and celebrate sex are well-rounded individuals, not freaks.
So, without any further ado, here are my picks for this weekend’s #SoSS. In this case, the last S stands for Sunday, as I was too busy yesterday to write this post (and have been too busy during the week to schedule it).
Carly at the wonderfully named blog Dildo or Dildon’t has a great blog post about how to make your bedroom sexier. I recently bought a massage candle (which is one of the items she lists) and I can’t wait to feel better so I can use it. There are other great items on the list (like the sex toy warmer!) that I am going to try and use.
Backwoods Bedroom has a comparison review of the Satisfyer Penguin Pro original and Next Generation. She makes a very good point in the beginning of her review where she cautions Satisfyer against releasing too many models of toys one after the other. Maybe let people get used to the toys you have first before releasing another spate of models.
Pandora/Blake has written a very good article about the aforementioned age verification rules in the UK. I have shared this article on Twitter as well, but anyone who has a blog containing sex content which can be viewed in the UK should take note of this. Yes, the rules are primarily aimed at porn sites, but make no mistake: it’s a slippery slope and before you know it, this will include any site that even remotely talks about sex.
Why not check out the beautiful Dion De Rossi? She is a porn star and an escort, but also has a blog and she has written an interesting article on porn as pedagogy. It’s an older post, but I think it is great to use porn – queer, diverse porn – as an antidote against the white porn geared towards heterosexual men.
And that’s my round up for this week. I love reading content that other sex bloggers produce, so I will try to keep doing #SoSS as it’s a good incentive for me to read more widely.