A Swagger Guest Dishes on Vibrators and…Other Things

Swagger Chicks, we missed you!! I don’t know about Josie, but I am dang glad to be home from vacation so I can rest. LOL.

Today we are jumping back in the sexy saddle with a fun guest – Beth Yarnall – whom I think you’re gonna enjoy.


Um, you read the title of this post, right? Vibrators and other sex toys! Duh. 🙂 Beth knows her stuff, y’all. She researched it for her latest book, RUSH (suffering for her art and all that – *snort*) AND…


Beth writes romantic suspense, mysteries, and the occasional hilarious blog post. She lives deep in the heart of `The O.C.’ California with her husband, two sons, and their dog where she is hard at work on her next novel. For more information, you are totally welcome to visit her website. For now, I’m just gonna turn her loose. Vibe on, Beth!


A few months ago I came across a blog post here on Chick Swagger titled Realistic Kink for the Girl Next Door. Part 1. I was floored. The invitation to try something new with your partner reminded me of my heroine, Mi, in my new novel, RUSH.

You see, Mi doesn’t have your ordinary nine-to-five job. She’s the host of a home shopping show on television called Pleasure at Home that sells adult toys and her job is to invite her viewers to try something new either alone or with partner. The idea for Rush came to me one late sleepless night as I flipped channels. I came across a real TV show that sold adult toys. As I watched, I wondered what kind of crazy mail the hosts received and then I thought— What if one of them was being stalked?

And the idea for RUSH was born.

I had so much fun doing the research for my home shopping show and even more fun making up the names for the products and product companies, and in the process made up quite a few toys of my own. Did you know that George Taylor, an American doctor (U-S-A!), patented the first steam-powered vibrator in 1869? Yup.

But ailments supposedly caused by a ‘displaced and discontented uterus’ can be traced back as far as 500 B.C. By 200 A.D. ‘female hysteria’ was a well-documented ailment caused by sexual deprivation. In those days physicians recommended a well-used marital bed, or if the woman was unmarried or a widow, manual pelvic massage.

By 1681 female hysteria was the most common ailment after fever. As you can imagine, doctors and midwives performing the medicinal massages began suffering from maladies of their own as the treatment for hysteria could take a long time to ah…cure.

Ye, olde vibrator, chicklets! Hook me up! Not.

Today adult toys or marital aids are big business. There are as many kinds of vibrators, cock rings, and strokers as there are people. They can be operated by the user, remotely by a partner or even over the Internet for couples wanting to connect long distance. The materials they’re made from can vary— latex, plastic, jelly (that warms to the body), metal, rubber, silicone, glass (yes, glass—like Pyrex™—shatter resistant and can be washed in the dish washer), and something called cyber-skin, which is supposed to be the most life-like feeling of all materials.

There are products for the uninitiated and the pro, looking for a new source of pleasure. They can be used alone or with a partner or two, and come in every price level from just a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. You can shop for them in stores, online, or on TV. Adult toys can be used to spice up a ho-hum love life or bring a new twist to an already active partnership. I invite you to investigate for yourself and try something new. If you know what you like and how you like it, you’ll have a much more satisfying love life. And couldn’t we all use a little more pleasure?

For more on the history of the vibrator, here’s where I did some of my research.


And now for a sexy excerpt from RUSH:

Mi held up two odd-looking things with small clamps. “Next up we have a beautiful set of cordless vibrating nipple clamps from Love’s Slave. Foreplay fun or masturbation enhancement, these lovely vibrating clamps are made of soft, supple rubber and are adjustable for your pleasure. Tickle, tease, and please your perky tips hands-free, batteries included…”

Jesus. Lucas’s gaze immediately dropped to Mi’s breasts as she spoke. He first imagined using the nipple clamps on her, but quickly discarded that image, replacing it with his hands and mouth, licking and coaxing her nipples to stiff peaks…

“Increase your orgasmic pleasure by combining your Love’s Slave vibrating nipple clamps with the vibrator or dildo of your choice. Only twenty-nine, ninety-nine and available in three colors: pink, purple and silver…”

He’d like to increase her orgasmic pleasure and not with some battery operated contraption, but the old-fashioned way with hands and tongue and the slide of skin on skin. He pictured his hands pressed to her small breasts, his thumbs tracing circles around her aroused flesh…

“Also from Love‘s Slave we have the Ride ‘Em Cowgirl, a stationary ride-on vibe with three speeds. Just place the Ride ‘Em Cowgirl on your bed or floor and set your own pace, slow and sensual or fast and hard. However you like it, you decide…”

A fine sweat coated Lucas’s forehead and upper lip. He adjusted the front of his pants, picturing Mi naked, rising over him, riding him like a cowgirl…

“This bubble gum pink ride-on vibe has adjustable speeds and a strong suction cup attachable to any surface for when you want to ride doggie-style…”

Fuck. His hands flexed at his sides as he pictured Mi on all fours in front of him. He gripped her hips, taking her hard and fast from behind just the way he’d like…

“Don’t forget tonight’s show special: Decadence’s Heart-on For You, a beautiful hand-blown glass phallus with a heart-shaped handle and sensual beads for added stimulation. And Pleasure at Home’s own Slippery When Whet, a water-based, non-stain lubricant to enhance your sexual experience. Regularly fifty-nine…”

Was she wet right now? Did she get turned on, handling the long hard shafts, describing how to use them? Did she pleasure herself in the darkness of her bedroom late at night?


OMG. Wow. Was it good for you, too? LOL. Misty here. Now I wanna know…what’s YOUR favorite toy? Have you tried anything fun lately? Be sure to leave a comment (about whatever floats your boat!) to be entered in the giveaway of an e-copy of RUSH.

And for those of you who are interested, read on for the back cover blurb:

Someone is stalking Miyuki Price-Jones. As the host of a very successful home shopping TV show that sells adult toys, Mi has become the object of an ex-con’s obsession, requiring the services of ex-Navy SEAL turned bodyguard, Lucas Vega. As the attraction between Lucas and Mi grows, Lucas has a difficult time keeping his feelings for Mi separate from his mission to keep her safe. A mission that is more challenging than anyone could have predicted. Damaged by their pasts, Lucas and Mi find more in common then they could have imagined and secrets they thought would tear them apart could be the ties that bind them together forever. But with the stalker growing bolder, Lucas and Mi must learn to trust each other or risk losing more than their hearts. One of them could lose their life.


Remember to comment for a chance to win! But if you don’t, here is where you can get a copy for yourself.




  1. Thanks so much for joining us today, Beth! And ah, I’d kinda like to know…what were those toys YOU made up?! 😀

  2. Sounds like a steamy read, Beth. And Misty, there’s a sex saddle? So much to learn. 😉

  3. jerridrennen says:

    Steam-powered seriously? Why does that sound painful? Hi, Beth. Misty persuaded me to come by. Your book sounds fun and sexy, in a suspenseful-kind-of way.

    • Steam-powered sounds painful…and the picture of the contraption LOOKS painful too. I’ll post a picture of it on my Facebook Writer Page if anyone is curious to see what it looks like! Thanks for being brave, girlfriend! 😀

    • Thanks for braving it and coming by to read my post, Jerri. Yeah, the steam powered vibrator sounds dangerous. Early electricity wasn’t much better, no surge protector. Yikes!

  4. This book sounds fun and sexy. We have a place called Pure Pleasure within 10 miles of where I live and I’ve NEVER been in there. Perhaps i shall 🙂

    • Kylie…TAKE UNDERCOVER PICTURES WHILE YOU’RE THERE. Gads, I should do the same!! I feel a blog post coming on…. 😀

    • You totally should, Kylie! I’ve been in a couple of stores and the folks that work there are really blasé about it all. They’ll even put batteries in your device so you can fiddle with it before you buy it. You’d be surprised how noisy some vibrators can be.

    • Josie Matthews says:

      Oh Kylie…you HAVE to go… It is such a fun, eye-opening experience! The one by my house (which my cross-fit class uses daily as a ‘destination run warm up’ (ie: Run to the porn store and back!) has the nicest workers! They aren’t smarmy at all! They love to explain things and set you up with batteries and stuff…It really is like shopping in a Sam’s club or Cosco for sex toys! Get out of that comfort zone girl and try it!!!

      • “Run to the porn store and back” – OMG. THAT is priceless! Talk about getting yourself “warmed up.” LOL

      • No, not smarmy at all. No leering old guy or smart alec kid. I’ve found them to be very professional and knowledgeable. They know people get embarrassed and they’re really good at making you feel comfortable.

  5. Welcome back, girls! I hope you had an awesome vacation. We missed you.
    Welcome to Chick Swagger, Beth! Your book sounds HOT. I love Literotica 😉

    I have a couple of toys but my favourite is not used for “alone time” 😉

  6. Mary Roya says:

    I love this book. Having bouts of insomina I have watch that late, late adult toy show. Way too pricey for my pocket book. My favorite adult toy….hummm…there are so many. Naming one, under the bed restrants. So I can tie up hubby and have my way with him. Tee hee!

  7. I love the entire idea for the book. Certainly will read it.

  8. Hi Beth,
    It must have been a hardship for both you and your husband to have to research the toys. One of my student’s mother was a pure romance rep. Many of the toys had to be explained to me. 😉 Good luck on RUSH. It sounds like a fun read.

  9. Josie Matthews says:

    Beth!!! Im so excited you’re here with us! I cannot WAIT to read RUSH! Can I get it on my nook!!! It sounds like a wild ride…just the way I like it! I have the funniest story to tell you about toys. (now that you have asked and are forcing my secrets from me.) My hubby thinks he is very funny. He bought me the ‘metal balls’ when I was trudging through 50 shades….For our vaca last week he actually packed them and told me to give them a try so I did…Ahem……Did NOTHING for me. And why would they? Im 50 years old (ahem….well ….stretched?) and have been using tampoons my whole life! Didnt feel a thing! The funny part is when I went to try and get them out I couldnt reach them! I needed a freaking excavator to get to them! My hubby and I were on the floor crying we were laughing so hard…They ended up being used as missiles aimed at his head when I finally got the little buggars out. Some of these ‘toys’ are just not as good as writers can make them sound. Thank goodness for awesome writers like you and a healthy imagination…Ride ’em Cowgirl? Hmmmm…….I’m on it! (No pun intended) 😉

    • Oh. My. GAWD, JOSIE!!!!! I am laughing my ASS off!!!! Thank goodness you are so reserved or this blog would get WAAAAY out of hand! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

    • You had me crying, imagining the whole scene Josie. I love that you and your husband are so adventurous.
      And yes, RUSH is available on Nook, Kindle, iTunes, etc. Thanks for asking and for stopping by.
      Still picturing you hurling those balls at your husband’s head.

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