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Can You Recycle Your Sex Toys?


You can recycle so much of your household waste these days, but can you recycle your sex toys? The good news is that you may be able to recycle your sex toys, if you live somewhere that accepts electronic waste (sometimes known as 'E-waste') to recycle.



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International Women’s Day: Each For Equal In The Adult Industry


The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Each For Equal’ – underlining that our individual actions work towards (or against) equality. As a woman in the sex industry, I’m highlighting four key things people can do to contribute to this goal.



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It’s Masturbation May And We’ve Got Some Celebrating To Do!


May is Masturbation Month and needless to say, it’s our FAVOURITE time of year. There are incredibly fun and rebellious ways to smash the stigma around masturbation while exploring new and fulfilling techniques for self-pleasure. Could your solo sex routing use some inspiration? Read on.



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Unique Sex Toys For The 21st Century


More of us are bringing sex toys into our bedrooms than ever before, and according to research done by Channel 4 in the UK, sex toys are the country’s most popular ‘fetish’.



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Porn You Can Feel Good About


You may have heard the buzz about Pornhub removing 80% of its content due to controversy around its contributors. Author Queen P delivers the lowdown on the practices of the adult film industry and gives her top resources for the most erotic, raw, and all-around good vibes porn you can feel good about.



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Anti-Valentine’s Day – How To Be Single On February 14th


Single on Valentine’s Day, or part of a blissfully rebellious relationship? Anti-Valentine’s Day can be a hell of a good time! Both single and coupled folks are lifting their glasses to this new tradition of reclaiming February 14th. It’s a way of giving a big ‘fuck you’ to overpriced chocolates and lingerie that your girlfriend doesn’t actually want. Instead, let’s give a big thumbs up to doing whatever we damn well please on this special day.



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What Will Define The Best Sex Toys 2016?


It used to be the case that sex toys were considered worthwhile if they got you off. A useful trick, sure, but a pretty low bar to set.



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Sexy Christmas Gifts For The Porn Lover In Your Life


Too many Christmas gift guides focus on ‘gifts for him’ or ‘gifts for her’, which is frustrating for those of us who want to pick presents based on thoughtfulness rather than gender.



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International Fetish Day: Everything You Need To Know


Happy International Fetish Day! Amy Norton runs you through the key facts about this day of kinky protest and celebration: What does it mean? Why’s it so important? And how do you explore your fetish?



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International Women’s Day


Wishing a very merry International Women’s Day to all self-identified women! And giving a little extra squeeze to nonbinary friends who may mistakenly be shouted out by *sigh* well-meaning individuals. Those of us who don’t identify as female still appreciate, honour, and even geek out on the resilience and triumphs of the women in our lives. Without any further ado, here’s an inspiring interview with our founder, Julia Margo.



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Hot Octopuss Review of the Month: ‘PULSE Has Saved My Sanity’


Following last month’s PULSE review from Davis, who is paraplegic, we’re pleased to share another amazing product review we’ve received in the past month, this time via our website from a former Marine.



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Cocks Not Glocks Highlights Weird Sex Toy Laws


If you’ve been keeping up with the latest sex toy news (and why wouldn’t you?) you’ll have spotted quite a bizarre sight: students from the University of Texas in Austin have been carrying giant dildos around campus.



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Pocket PULSE Reviewers Say YEEESSS!


We sent out our first batch of Pocket PULSE Remote review toys just before Christmas… and we’ve been on the edge of our seats ever since, waiting for the reviews to come in.



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Designing The World’s Most Powerful Cock Ring


With most cock rings, the wearer benefits most from the product, with little focus being given to the partner. We wanted to create a true couples’ toy that would be as intense for the partner as the wearer.



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PULSE: The Verdict – It’s Sensational!


One of the most stressful times for any sex toy company is shortly after a product has come out, when you’re waiting for the first reviews. And we were no different when we launched PULSE – the new, improved version of our award-winning guybrator. Would people like the upgraded version?



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Masters of Sex: Why I took a year off sex blogging to go back to school


Former lawyer Mel from Voluptasse explains how she challenged academic snobbery by presenting an in-depth study of sex toys as part of her Masters degree – and discusses why sex bloggers might want to back up sex with scholarship.



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Hot Octopuss Heads To International Lingerie Show in Vegas


The Hot Octopuss team is heading to the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas this week to showcase PULSE for the very first time.



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How Do Porn Laws Affect You?


Rule 34 of the internet states that if something exists, there will be porn of it.



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Happy Holidays from Hot Octopuss


At Hot Octopuss we believe in living life on your own terms – and that includes the holidays! Winter holidays can bring up all kinds of feelings, so we are extending a heartfelt wish that you’re able to celebrate in a way that genuinely brings you happiness. Here’s a look at the different ways our team members spend their holidays. From our homes to yours, we wish you a most festive season.



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