This week’s blogger feature shines the spotlight on Screw Taboo, and you can find their sex blog here. It’s absolutely bursting with fascinating articles, personal insights and product reviews, all written in a refreshingly confident and courageously honest voice. Screw Taboo is also one of the fantastic Pleasure Panel reviewers.
Read on to discover more about Screw Taboo: their thoughts on sex blogging, which sex toys they’d love to try out and where to find on social media.
Hi, I’m Screw Taboo! I’m a sexual (mis)adventurer, social sciences student and mental health worker. As a masochist and submissive, I often write about BDSM and using sex toys in D/s relationships, but that’s certainly not all I write about.
I mainly blog at screwtaboo.com but you can also find my writing on a couple of other websites.
What’s your blog name/online handle and how did you come up with the idea?
My blog name and online handle came about because I was fed up of certain types of sex and sexuality being taboo. Screw Taboo is a big fat fuck you to that kind of attitude. It also plays on the double meaning of ‘screw’.
Which country do you live in?
I’m lucky enough to live in London, UK. There are so many sex-positive and kink events going on that I never have to worry about being bored.
Approximately how long have you been sex blogging?
I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now. When I first started I felt totally out of my depth amidst all the awesome bloggers, but I feel like I have found my feet now.
My blog is my own little pocket of the internet where I can rant, ramble and hopefully help people to become more accepting of their kinks and quirks.
Do you prefer blogging fictional erotica, real life sex anecdotes or factual based content such as reviews and advice guides?
My blog is a bit of a hodgepodge; a lot like me. It includes reviews, real-life adventures and confessional posts, but my background is in the social and health sciences so I’m in my element when I’m sharing my knowledge on those topics.
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
The comments and messages from people saying they relate, don’t feel so alone or have learned something are what makes me feel like blogging is worthwhile.
Do your friends know you’re a sex blogger?
I didn’t tell anyone for the first couple of months, but when blogging became a big part of my life I decided to tell my friends. None of them were surprised, which actually surprised me!
If not already a professional blog: would you say you’re looking to earn a living from blogging eventually, or will it remain a hobby?
I make a little bit of money from my blog and from writing for other websites like Kink Craft. I’d love for freelance writing to become a part-time job, but I wouldn’t want to give up my career in mental health.
Tell us about three other bloggers you admire, and why.
I admire the way David of thebiggayreview.com makes writing exceptional reviews appear so effortless (although I am sure a huge amount of work goes into them).
Girl On The Net is a blog I return to regularly for her openness and honesty…and the filth.
Dr Meg John Barker (of rewriting-the-rules.com) is an academic and activist. Their research into diverse and minority sexualities is an inspiration to me. I’ve been lucky enough to get to do some small scale social science research into kink, but I’d love to do more in the future.
If you review sex toys, what are the top three toys you wish you could get your hands on next?
Violet Wands are such an iconic piece of kink kit so the Kinklab Neon Wand is at the top of my wishlist.
The rubber police baton that MEO sells oozes brutality and fits perfectly with my kink profile.
While not technically a sex toy, I’m desperately seeking a heavy duty vegan belt. If you know anywhere that sells vegan belts that can withstand a good thrashing, please let me know!
Do you use social media? If so, where can we find you?
I spend far too much time on Twitter. You can find me @screw_taboo. I drunk post. You have been warned.
– Screw Taboo
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