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…
ONE LUCKY COMMENTER WILL BE RECEIVING AN E-COPY OF SAID SEXY BOOK!! WOOT!!
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.
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.
UPDATE: GERRI BROUSSEAU IS OUR WINNER! THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR COMMENTS!! 🙂