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Lux Alptraum is a writer and sex educator currently serving as editor for Fleshbot, the web's foremost blog about sex and porn. She is the founding editor of Boinkology, and her writing has also appeared in Time Out New York, Best Sex Writing 2008, and GOOD Magazine.

Just got implants? Have we got the bra for you.

Just got implants? Have we got the bra for you.

There are bras for women with small boobs, bras for women with big boobs, bras for women who don’t want to cover their boobs–and now, finally, someone’s come up with a bra that’s specifically designed for fake boobs.

Culture wars: The New York Post vs. the Standard Hotel

Culture wars: The New York Post vs. the Standard Hotel

The end of August is always a slow season for news–and nowhere is that more evident than in the New York Post’s extensive coverage of the Chelsea Standard Hotel “controversy.” This past Monday, the Post ran a story on a recently discovered feature of New York’s newly opened High Line park. In addition to offering…

You gotta fight for your right to go topless.

You gotta fight for your right to go topless.

In most places in America, men are free to walk around in public without a shirt on–while women who attempt to do so risk harassment, fines, and even arrest. While some might see that as a natural difference between the sexes, others see it as a cruel double standard. And they’re planning on fighting it…by…

Food for thought (and adult fun, too)

Food for thought (and adult fun, too)

We all know that sex can sell anything from clothes to cars to chewing gum–but what about a chewing gum that’s trying to sell sex? Sexlets is being marketed as a gum with a special blend of ingredients that, ahem, helps with male sexual enhancement. Odd as it may seem, it’s not the only confectionary…

A tale of two book covers.

A tale of two book covers.

Above, the covers for two erotica anthologies. When MILF Fantasies was released as an ebook by Ravenous Romance earlier this year, it barely sold. Young Studs was made available shortly after, and shot into Ravenous Romance’s top ten. This would be nothing more than a curiosity of sales data, were it not for one essential…

Love and sex with robots: a vision from the 1920s

Love and sex with robots: a vision from the 1920s

David Levy’s Love and Sex with Robots may have hit the shelves just a few years ago, but the idea of love and sex with robots is hardly a new one. Even as far back as the 1920′s, people were envisioning a future in which robots–or “automatic men”–would be available to tend to the needs…

Give your sex toy a new life… as a door stopper

Give your sex toy a new life… as a door stopper

Sometimes a girl (or boy) really can have too many toys–sex toys, that is. If your toy chest is overflowing with products you’ve no time to use, check out this inspirational page full of ideas for repurposed toys. Turn that buttplug into a door stopper, or use it to stop up your leaky sink. And…

"Not Monday Night Football XXX": A porn parody too far?

"Not Monday Night Football XXX": A porn parody too far?

For the past few years, porn parodies of popular sitcoms have been increasingly big business–and for good reason, too. With rampant piracy decreasing the adult industry’s market share, porn companies are eager to latch on to anything that sells: and, not surprisingly, the age old formula of taking a popular TV show and getting the…

Things to say during sex: a handy diagram.

Things to say during sex: a handy diagram.

Though we’ve been led to believe that pillow talk is something that just comes naturally–that we’ll all just magically know just the right thing to say in the heat of the moment–the truth is often anything but. Sure, sometimes we managed to pull it off, but more often than not, words fail us (or, worse…

It's a wrap with condom pillows.

It's a wrap with condom pillows.

Look for a gift that says “I’m stylish, fun…and I practice safer sex”? Well, look no further than these giant pillows silkscreened to look like condoms.

Burger King wants to feed you seven inches of meat.

Burger King wants to feed you seven inches of meat.

What is it about red meat–and women and meat, specifically–that seems to evoke sex? Carl’s Jr. has long been known for to use sex to shill its sandwiches: Audrina Partridge, Padma Lakshmi, and, of course, Paris Hilton have all been know to bring sex appeal to their spots for their company. Now it appears that Burger King wants to get in on the party, too.

Talk dirty to me–in Japanese.

Talk dirty to me–in Japanese.

Is your pillow talk growing stale? Do you long for some new phrases to spice up your conversations between the sheets? Why not add a little Japanese flavor to your carnal acts?

Carnalpedia: an encyclopedia of smut

Carnalpedia: an encyclopedia of smut

Sure, Wikipedia is there to give you a list of every Simpsons episode ever, or help you figure out when Brigitte Bardot was born–but what if you’re looking to do research of a more, ahem, prurient nature? Carnalpedia hopes to become the go-to source for all your sexy research. Using the same platform as Wikipedia,…

Nofound(secret): A sexy email surprise

Nofound(secret): A sexy email surprise

Is there anyone among us who doesn’t enjoy getting a surprise in the mail? Better yet: what if you could receive an unexpected, sexy surprise in your email–sometimes as often as twice a week, or as rarely as twice a year, depending on the whims of the sender? That’s the promise of Nofound(secret), a mailing…

Jewelry moves downstairs

Jewelry moves downstairs

You wear rings on your fingers, bracelets on your arms, and weigh your neck down with all sorts of jewels–but are you really as blinged out as you could be? Perhaps you should consider purchasing some anal jewelry, just to make sure you’ve covered all your bling bases.

BabeLicious: A flavored lube we'd actually like to lick.

BabeLicious: A flavored lube we'd actually like to lick.

Everyone knows that wetter is better–but when you have to put your mouth to the moisture, well, most commercial lubes leave more than a little to be desired. Even flavored lubes aren’t particularly appealing: not only are they limited to a rather unimaginative selection of flavors–they’re also incapable of even moderately mimicking the taste they claim to offer up (last we checked, bananas didn’t taste like chemicals).

Hot Tweeters: The ranking site you didn't know you needed

Hot Tweeters: The ranking site you didn't know you needed

It seems safe to say that no technology can be deemed truly mature until people are using it to cast judgment on others’ appearances (that, or to try and get a date). The founders of Twitter can breathe easy, then, now that Hot Tweeters (a sort of “Hot or Not” for Twitter) has arrived.

Hot and steamy: the Steampunk Vibrator

Hot and steamy: the Steampunk Vibrator

While most sex toy designers are striving to make their toys as technology advanced as possible, Ani Niow decided to take a different tack: rather that equipping her concept vibrator with a bunch of computerized bells and whistles, she decided to create something as simple as possible, developing a vibrator that could have been made…

Nothing says class like a beautiful glass dildo

Nothing says class like a beautiful glass dildo

Celebrating a special occasion with your significant other, and need a set of toys to fit the mood? When even your best silicone toys won’t do, consider these finely crafted glass dildos, perched atop their very own champagne stems. We hear they go great with Prosecco. (Alas, these aren’t actually for sale… yet, at least.…

Birth control cards remind the one you love to play safe

Birth control cards remind the one you love to play safe

Have a friend who needs a little reminder about safer sex? Send her a note on one of these handmade cards, featuring vintage sex ed info. True, the information about birth control is a little dated (there’ve been more than a few updates in birth control technology since 1972)–but it’s still a cute and clever…

Bodylicious: because food tastes better on someone naked

Bodylicious: because food tastes better on someone naked

We may never be fortunate–or decadent–enough to have the opportunity to eat sushi off of nubile, naked body; but at least Hiroshi Tsunoda’s Bodylicious gives us a chance to pretend that we are, in fact, that cool. The set of three ceramic trays join together to create the form of a nude body, one perfectly…

Said In Bed: as awkward as the act

Said In Bed: as awkward as the act

Photo: camiodefractal In our fantasies, dirty talk is always perfectly executed–suave, sexy, and just the right amount of funny. In the real world, though… not so much. And don’t even get us started on the things people say after they’ve done the deed. Said In Bed peers into the awkward, horrifying, and occasionally endearing world…

Highly Evolved Sex Toys

Highly Evolved Sex Toys

Historically, sex toys haven’t been known for their beautiful design (unless you’re partial to jelly rubber and molded plastic genitals)—but over the past few years, that’s begun to change. One company that’s been leading the charge for sex toys that are both beautiful to look at and fun to use is Lelo, a Sweden-based operation…

Kama Sutra cookie cutters

Kama Sutra cookie cutters

They say the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach—but what if you’re aiming for an area that’s a little further south? Swedish company Pipparkakan might have just the thing you need: their Kama Sutra cookie cutters allow you to transform an ordinary dish into an aphrodisiac buffet—provided your potential paramour is aroused…