50 Shades of Britney Bull and a Thicke Dose of Sexism
Ranty thoughts on Britney Spears & Robin Icke
Just time to squeeze in a quick blog update. This week starts on an incredibly busy note. Just when I think things can’t possibly get any busier, something else is added to the pile. It’s all fun though, and I’m very happy in my work.
I’m looking forward to meeting a few familiar faces at Erotica UK this weekend, as well as making new friends. I’ll be there on Saturday, as I know many of the sex blogger and sex toy reviewing community will also be. At various times of the day you will be able to find me over at Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse’s project, at the erotic writing corner. I will be reading some saucy stories from my favourite erotic works of fiction as well as meeting and greeting anyone who wishes to get to know me a little better. Not that you’d want to. Stay well back. Strange lady here.
This morning has seen the launch of two big reviews that I am pleased to finally transpose from experience notes and physical sensations to the context of site reviews, along with professional photography from digitalharlot. The two reviews in question are for the Nexus Femme Bisous rabbit vibrator, which won an EAN Erotix award for Best Potential Product at eroFame 2013 a couple of weeks back, as well as the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator (and accessories) which astounded everyone who came into contact with it, for good reason.
My desk (ok, you got me: the king sized bed) overflows with bottles of Pjur lube, new products from Give Lube and more stimulating and new sex toys ready to be reviewed than you can shake a well lubricated dildo at. Add to that an entire library of erotic fiction to read, and well… there’s not a lot of time for much else! Like breathing and eating and sleeping.
Turns out Britney Spears didn’t launch a 50 Shades of Sweet Sting Crop attack on Alan Carr on Friday night, somewhat unfortunately for the Official Fifty Shades of Grey sex toys range. She did, however, bring a bullwhip along, with which she demonstrated how not to use a bullwhip. As in, please don’t go running around small rooms attempting to use a bullwhip on anyone; at best you’ll get a well deserved head or arm laceration and at worst you’ll seriously damage someone else. DO NOT use bullwhips without proper training. They are NOT toys and can do SERIOUS damage.
She should’ve brought the crop.
What was all that with Robin Thicke and Katy Perry on X Factor last night? Katy Perry wasn’t too bad, apart from the usual tuneless screeching that always happens when she ‘sings’ live. Cue every man on Twitter going on about how ‘hot’ she is – completely different to every other fake-tanned, boobs-out clone on the high street, obviously!
But Robin Thicke… what a truly repulsive creature. Using women’s bodies as a billboard to advertise himself? Surrounding himself with half clad women to make his lame and monotonous song appear interesting? I thought we’d moved on from the James Bond tradition of objectifying women and the 50s housewife style attitudes, where women have their place, and that place is to make men seem more alluring, more attractive, more charming and grand than they could ever hope to appear otherwise.
More like Robin ICK. I’m not a fan, in case you can’t tell.
Oh, there’s no erotic author spotlight post this week, as the authors I am waiting for info from haven’t got back to me in time, sadly. If you want to be a part of this free publicity for erotic authors project – please email me. I will place your information and links up on a post for free and share them over my social media profiles too
There’s the round up – I’m off to choose which passages I’ll be using this weekend. Reading at Erotica, I mean… obviously!
– Cara Sutra