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‘GuyFi’ booth brings relief to overworked NYC men...


With a staggering 80 per cent of Americans saying they suffer from workplace stress, award-winning s...



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Show Stigma the Finger


We believe the world would be a better place if everyone enjoyed healthier and happier sex lives. The principal obstacles to that are the stigmas and taboos associated with sex and masturbat...



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What’s In A Name? When It Comes To Sex, Sometimes Everything...


Our regular guest blogger James Mycroft tells us why Juliet,...



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Erotica Challenge – Jilly Boyd


Jilly Boyd is the latest to take up our ongoing erotica challenge, which aims to celebrate the fact that there are many different ways to enjoy sex, whatever one’s limitations or challenges....



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Erotica Stories: More Ways Than One


Jerusalem Mortimer‘s sexy story about a man who discovers *many* more ways than one of satisfying a lover in one night....



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Erotica: Edging With A Cock Ring


Regular guest blogger James Mycroft has written some of our most popular blog posts this year. This month he tackles erotica, describing the experience of using our ATOM cock ring… plus anot...



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Afterplay: Best Things to Do After Sex?...


You can barely move for foreplay tips on the internet: advice on how to get things started, tips for...



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Aural Sex: 10 Erotic Podcasts To Listen To In Lockdown...


Erotic podcasts are booming, and they’re particularly useful if you’re struggling for privacy. Just ...



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Masturbation: Scenes We’d Like To See


It might sound weird to call for more masturbation on TV. After all, we’re already treated to some pretty excellent sexy TV shows, and if we’re after anything more explicit then there’s a wh...



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Leandra Vane – Be Proud of your Phone Porn...


Should you be proud of your phone porn? Leandra Vane argues the line between ‘porn’ and other media ...



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Erotica Stories: Homologous


James Mycroft has written a few thoughtful, sexy guest posts for us over the past few months, on topics like submission and depression and sex as an extreme sport, but this is the first time...



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13 Things Everybody With A Clit Needs To Try At Least Once ...


The clitoris is an amazing creation. It’s bigger than most p...



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Hot Octopuss Heads To International Lingerie Show in Vegas...


The Hot Octopuss team is heading to the International Linger...



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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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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 q...



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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...



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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 pr...



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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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Work With Us


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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 acce...



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


Following last month’s PULSE review from Davis, who is parap...



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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, whe...



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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,...



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


Former lawyer Mel from Voluptasse explains how she challenge...



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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 FAVO...



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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...



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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 yo...



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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 th...



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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 indus...



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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...



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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 i...



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