Thursday, May 7, 2009

Give Me Fever Contest’s “Give me Fever”— Sex Toys Giveaway Contest!

Spring is finally upon us, the time when lovers get frisky and people’s minds turn to sex! To help get you motivated and to celebrate May as Masturbation Month, is partnering with the for the “Give me Fever”— Sex Toys Giveaway Contest with $500 in prize package swag giveaways!

The Prize Packages!

1st Prize- Fetish Fantasies- Value $220

2nd Prize- Sexy Girl Bling- Value $145

3rd Prize- Couples Fun- $110

The Rules!

  • You must 18+ to enter.
  • You must be willing to provide your mailing address if you win so can send you your sexy swag prizes.
  • To enter simply repost this contest (complete guidelines) any time between May 1st and May 25th on your blog or a forum or elsewhere where you have permission (no spamming and post cannot be in comments sections of blogs) and email submission AT with a link to the repost.
  • If you have a preference for which prize you would like to be sent feel free to include that with your post or in the email with your repost link, we will take it into consideration when choosing the winners (though there’s no guarantee). Listing First, Second, and Third choice of prize package would be helpful!
  • Submissions must be posted on or between May 1st and May 30th to qualify
  • You must email your submission to submission AT by May 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Winners will be chosen by random number generator, numbered by the order in which the emails are received. Each winner will be given their first choice prize if possible, or second or third if not. Winners will be announced on May 31st!

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere!

Earlier today I went out and bought Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby's new book Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere and I am so excited to read it. The Fat Acceptance movement has been an important part of my life since I discovered it, leading me to finally stop hating my body and as such start to step away from distructive eating habits and really enjoy life for the first time in a while. It's been difficult, but these women's blogs (as well as others like them) have helped me so much and I am excited to see that they have published a book and am glad to have been able to give them something back buy buying their book. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Condom Commercials!

Saw this Indian condom commercial at Womanist Musings and thought it was a wonderful place for me to start blogging again. 
It's amusing, lighthearted, fun, simple, and informative. And like Renee, I think it's something that we should probably seek to emulate in our own attempts at educating people. Now, I'm not totally sure that this commercial actually aired on television in India, especially given the diagram of anal intercourse between two men, but that's not really the point. Things that are funny, entertaning, and can hold the interest of the target audience make it more likely for people to pay attention, and making it funny and lighthearted takes a bit of the awkward out of it. However, it seems to me that a lot of the time when we attempt to create materials that will engage young people enough that they will actually learn what we're trying to teach, the result tends to be corny, outdated, or otherwise something that young people will be too busy laughing at to get any of the message. Some of this I'm sure comes from the general attitude among teenagers that learning things isn't important, that they know everything already, and that whatever concequences exist don't matter because it won't happen to them (this is a gross generalization of teenagers, I know). The rest however, and the part we need to be concerned with, is because we don't know how to reach them and keep throwing the same tired strategies at them over and over again. Maybe if we attempt something like this, silly but straightforward, not taking itself too seriously, and kinda catchy, we'll actually get somewhere. 

I will leave you with this durex ad that probably everyone on earth has seen, but I think is one of the most amusing and clever condom commercials I've ever seen.