For all those celebrating Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday, remember that if you purchase some sexy gifts from Early to Bed through my link, it supports an amazing independent sex toy store, as well as supports me (and this blog!)
Happy shopping, whether it be for a friend, a partner, or yourself!
Check out E2B’s post on SexPositiveBlog!
SexPositiveBlog is a collection of sexual assault awareness and prevention news, a place to explore and learn about kink and fetish, and a safe place that accepts LGBT sexualities and non-normative gender expressions. You’ll find interesting sex-related quotes and studies pulled from all over, often with commentary. There are also fabulous, often Chicago-based, resources on safer sex practices, LGBTQ sexualities, and sexual violence. The author, Lyzanne, also volunteers at the Center on Halsted, works as an advice columnist for LGBT youth at AskGayWrites and is a new member of SHEER.
— From the Early to Bed blog. So excited to be an affiliate for Early to Bed! Check out the link on my homepage!
I’m now an official affiliate of Early to Bed in Chicago!
Click the above link to be taken to Early 2 Bed to shop. If you use my link, you’re not only supporting an amazing feminist sex toy store in Chicago, but you’re also supporting me! I will be so grateful :)
Early 2 Bed has amazing stickers. If you want one (or two!) you can fill out this info and get yours for free!
Progressive Pleasure Club
The Progressive Pleasure Club is a network of independent sex shops dedicated to helping people make informed decisions about sexuality products. They are committed to the promotion of accurate and honest pleasure-based sexuality education, and to offering products that meet the highest standards of safety.
The Rubber Rose, San Diego, CA
Early to Bed, Chicago, IL
Nomia, Portland, ME
Sugar, Baltimore, MD
The Tool Shed, Milwaukee, WI
Good For Her, Toronto, ON
Self Serve Toys, Albuquerque, NM
These shops embody sex positivity, and I am glad to have visited two of these shops in my area, and support them as much as possible. If you are looking for sex toys, erotica or other sex accoutrements, consider these shops first!
Does lube expire?
This is a recent question that the feminist sex toy store in Chicago, Early to Bed, just discussed on their blog, and it’s definitely some information worth archiving and passing on.
Water based lubes: most can last at least a year or more. To keep your lube as fresh as possible, we recommend keeping it in the bottle in came in and keeping it closed when you are not using it.
Liquid Silk and Maximus are the only water-based lubes that have printed “Best By” dates and right now those dates are in the year 2016 so if one 50ml bottle lasts you five years, it will still be ok to use. Slippery Stuff is good for two years. Sliquid lubes are good for 30 months from the date on the bottom of the bottle (see below).
Oil-Based lubes: (only recommended for solo-penis action) can go rancid, so if it smells off you might what to chuck it. It’s not gonna kill you, but it could leave a lingering off scent on your wang.
Silicone lubes: should be “good” for years. There really isn’t anything in those that can go bad.
If you see any discrepancies or have any additional information, I will be updating this!