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Win a free copy of The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica by Rose Caraway (and read a hot excerpt right now)

It’s easy to enter this competition, simply gain as many entries as you can from the options on the Rafflecopter widget below. You can even tweet once per day until competition end, to give you maximum chance of winning. The prize is a hard copy edition (yep, a real book in the post) of Rose Caraway’s The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica.

The competition is open internationally and ends 29 September at 9pm UK time. Good luck folks!

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Pre-event: Smut in the City Manchester November 2014

My first up close and personal exposure to a Smut UK event was back in June, when I attended the very well organised and friendly Smut by the Sea in Scarborough, UK. Reading that report, you can see why I am very much looking forward to the next meet. And it will be a seasonal and festive Smut fest just before Christmas, what could be better?

Smut in the City Manchester is taking place at the Manchester Conference Centre, at the address shown below. It’s on the 15 November and begins at 9am, finishing at 5pm.

In my opinion this is an unmissable event for all interested in erotic writing and networking in the erotica community. It’s a great opportunity to meet your favourite authors as well as other friendly faces from the sex blogging and adult products community, including Segzi and Ann Summers. I will be taking part in the reading slam as well as demonstrating my Fantasy Beginner’s Bondage Kit. There will be refreshments and lunch provided, and there’s a tombola where you can win a whole host of sexy prizes and sex toys.

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Sex Toys Reviews Round Up: Hedovibes #58

Share to Win Competition: WIN £50 to spend at Sh! -by Cara Sutra (ends 9/30)
$20 SheVibe Gift Card -by BeckAndHerKinks (ends 10/3)
Twitter Giveaway: Handcuffs when @BeckandHerKinks reaches 2000 followers -by BeckAndHerKinks
SGP’s Mega Social Media Giveaway -by Slutty Girl Problems
1000 Follower Giveaway – Tantus Maverick and Little Secrets Spoon -by dizzygirl
Submit a 30 Second Video to Win a Minx Vibrator -by Slutty Girl Problems

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Cara Sutra nominated for a Mumpreneur Award 2014

Being a parent whilst juggling a business is a hard task, and nobody knows this better than Cara Sutra. Cara, a mum of two from Lincolnshire, UK, runs the Cara Sutra sex blog and sex toys reviews online magazine. The business was officially launched in 2013 as a way for Cara to stay at home with her young children. She has been nominated for an award at The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazon, a national award scheme for parents who run their own enterprise.

The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazon are the UK’s first national business awards dedicated solely to parents in business. Now in its sixth year, the awards have been a platform for many mumpreneurs to enhance their business, and continue to grow even through this uncertain economic climate.

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Buy comfortable and sexy mastectomy lingerie with confidence

Thanks to forward thinking company Voluptasse, run by managing director Mel MacFarlane, there is now an approachable and knowledgable outlet for sexy mastectomy lingerie. Voluptasse has brought a few different mastectomy lingerie lines to its stock base, including Nicola Jane and Anita.

Not only is there an attractive, feminine assortment of mastectomy lingerie to peruse and purchase, Mel has shown sincere commitment to her cause. She recently dedicated herself to an intensive training course, which covers all areas of mastectomy lingerie fitting and the needs of those affected.

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Erotic Author Spotlight Series: Hedonist Six

Hedonist Six (or simply “H”) is a romance writer based in rainy England. Addicted to caffeine, chocolate and impure thoughts, she likes to write short stories and serial novels dealing with those aspects of the human condition that we all think about, yet dare not discuss openly. No-one is perfect, neither are her characters, which makes them all the more relatable and well-liked by her fans.

Hedonist Six an independent author, who started her career in 2012. Her work can best be described as “Uncensored Romance”. The connection between the main characters takes centre-stage, but not much happens behind closed doors. Some of Hedonist’s favourite words contain only four letters, yet another thing left “uncensored” in her work.

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Cara Sutra hops across to Ann Summers to provide expert sex toys advice

Why was I there? I was the guest for the day, both in-house and the online expert for a social media based advice chat. #AskCara was the hashtag and people were invited to tweet me their questions about sex and sex toys. There were quite a few waiting when I arrived at the desk they’d cleared, next to a gorgeous little shrine dedicated to me. Sweet!

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List of Shame: The 10 sex toys which need forcing into retirement

I know you all wonder about the dark side of my sex toy collection and for once I don’t mean bondage restraints. The ones that sadly, didn’t get (chucked) away. The toys which have brought me to tears of frustration. The toys which have made me grip the sheets harder as I bite back the venom which threatens to tumble forth as I search for the right button. The toys which have made me scream – in agony.

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Sex Blogger Spotlight Series: Rebel’s Notes

I love that I have a place to put my words, to express and expose myself. I am an exhibitionist by nature, albeit a shy one. I find it easier to express myself on paper and in pictures than I do in real life. Other than having a place where I can express myself, I love the interaction with like-minded people and making friends around the globe. Through my website and attending erotic meetings such as Eroticon, I have met a lot of lovely people and it has even given me more self-confidence.

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Sex Toys Reviews Round Up: Hedovibes #57

Contests, Competitions and Giveaways
Get Tied Up in Sportsheets’ Bonanza BDSM Giveaway! -by A Good Woman’s Dirty Mind (ends 9/5)
Geisha Balls Giveaway -by Krissy Novacaine (ends 9/6)
Kiss Me- There Inspired Swag -by Karen Blue (ends 9/8)
Pandora Boxed Set Giveaway -by Karen Blue (ends 9/10)
Bound for Submission Giveaway -by Ali’s Addiction (ends 9/17)
Win a strong and rumbly We-Vibe Touch! -by dizzygirl (ends 9/22)
Twitter Giveaway: Handcuffs when @BeckandHerKinks reaches 2000 followers -by BeckAndHerKinks
SGP’s Mega Social Media Giveaway -by Slutty Girl Problems

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Happy 8th Birthday, Uber Kinky!

If you’re looking for some truly remarkable, alternative and kinky sex toys to add to your bondage or fetish gear collection, Uber Kinky is the place to go.

See you on the 8th for another amazing and unmissable special offer! I can’t give away too much about what’s coming up the rest of the month, but I will just say the words Doxy, Electrastim and CAKE and just leave that there…

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Competition: Win a fab free bundle of Astroglide silicone lubricants

Yesterday I reviewed these two exciting products from Astroglide, the Astroglide Diamond Silicone Gel and the Astroglide X Premium SIlicone Lube and now YOU can win them for your very own sex lubes collection!

Ok just so we’re clear here – not MY bottles of lube, your very own fresh and new bottles for keeps.

It’s easy to enter and get your chance to win – in fact you can tweet multiple times for extra entries. Come back every day and tweet again to get another chance!

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Erotic Author Spotlight Series: Tanith Davenport

Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme. Her debut novel “The Hand He Dealt” was released by Total-e-Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.

Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.

Tanith’s idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.

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10 ways to take good care of your latex clothing collection

If you want your latex clothing to remain a shiny specimen of excellence for a more enjoyable experience in the bedroom then take heed of the few simple but essential rules that follow.

Store your latex clothing in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight; ultra-violet sunlight is known to break down latex
Wash by hand with mild soapy water within eight hours of use. Your body sweat contains body oils that can deteriorate the latex

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Sex Blogger Spotlight Series: Penny for Your (Dirty) Thoughts

The main goal of my blog and work is to normalize sex, sex toys, and nudity through open discussion, creativity, and sex positivity. My blog is ranked highly on sex blog lists like the Top Sex Bloggers of 2013, my writing has appeared on sites like Fleshbot.com, and I’m known in the sex toy world as a photography guru. I’ve attended blogger conferences like CatalystCon andEroticonUSA, and I love networking with sex positive people.

I identify as a feminist, pan-sexual slut, and I live in weird and fabulous Austin, Texas with my long term partner Jake and our adorable kitty. I love reading and learning, French press coffee, travelling, devouring al pastor tacos, (topless) sunbathing, knee high socks, gluten free pizza, pinups, cats, Bloody Marys, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Sex Toys Reviews Round Up: Hedovibes #56

Win a $50 gift card to Good Vibrations when I reach 1000 twitter followers -by Property Of Potter
1000 Follower Giveaway – Tantus Maverick and Little Secrets Spoon -by dizzygirl
Win 1 of 7 Minx Vibrators-Giveaway/YouTube Challenge -by Slutty Girl Problems (ends 8/31)
Booty Parlor’s Sexy Selfie Giveaway -by Slutty Girl Problems (ends 8/31)
Win 3 2-oz Bottles of SPUNK Lube -by Slutty Girl Problems (ends 8/31)
Win Stories of O Orgasmic Erotica edited by Alex Algren -by Cara Sutra (ends 9/1)

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Erotic Author Spotlight Series: Erzabet Bishop

Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair choose your own romantic adventure stories, Elemental Passions, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Holidays in Hell, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World Issue and Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough (upcoming, Cleis), Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission (upcoming Cleis), Hungry for More (upcoming Cleis), Gratis II, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sigil Fire (coming from Ylva in June 2014), The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

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Are you guilty of slut-shaming sex doll lovers?

Yes, I mean those ticky-tacky-plastic-macky inflatable sex dolls which are often the punchline to jokes in pop culture. From Fawlty Towers to Fools and Horses, we’ve spent the last few decades taking a pop (sorry) at inflatable sex dolls and by proxy, the users of them. Who still uses inflatable or otherwise low priced sex dolls? Anyone? It’s an interesting question, especially for me as I work with sex toys and adult products on a daily basis. Part of the reason for this site is to provide honest feedback and reviews for sex toys of all kinds. I have a man on hand who is able to use and give feedback on male sex toys and masturbators, as well as a male slave who enjoys prostate massagers and bondage sex toys. When talking about which products I think I should review next, I realised the one gap in my library and collection – sex dolls.

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Why Disney prince penis offends me

Every so often a contact sends me some Disney porn Tumblr link, or a sexed up Disney scene on Twitter or by email. There doesn’t seem to be a clear distinction between vanilla and fetish; from the Beast fucking Belle with his great furry wolf type penis to Snow White being chained up in a dungeon and lesbian fucked by her Stepmother the Evil Queen. Gang banged by the 7 Dwarves. Jasmine fucked in chains by Jafar. The Little Mermaid losing her shells. Tinkerbell and her pin-up ass.

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Cara Sutra’s Ice Bucket Challenge

My first response was no. damn. way. I then had a think over it and couldn’t really come up with any reason not to get involved, especially as most of the ABS Holdings team were a good sport and had a bucket of iced water dumped over their head. The funds raised from donations are going to ALS (the US awareness association for Motor Neurone Disease) and Macmillan who help those with cancer. In particular I have a fondness for supporting the Macmillan nurses, some of whom helped not only my grandmother many years ago but also my partner’s father in his last few weeks last year.

So here we go!