on Dec.05, 2013, under Toy Talk
Alan & I were asked many times about our frequent use of coconut oil in the bedroom, and at one point did a little experiment to see if it was as compatible with sex toys as it is with skin. It was nothing fancy, just the two of us smearing oil on various sex toys and waiting to see if anything turned to goo.
It turned out to be less eventful than we expected, but… getting back to my intentions of posting all the unpublished articles and such that he and I had written before he died, here’s our full article on Using Coconut Oil with Sex Toys.
on Nov.30, 2013, under Life in General
In the months since Alan died things haven’t gone so well and, to make a long story short, I’ve just gotten notice that I’m very close to losing our home too. We’d been living on his income, and every penny we had stuck back went toward paying the mortuary. Our car is already a casualty, and neither loss is doing much for my mental state coming right on the coat tails of losing Alan. Seriously, these people are like jackals anxious to finish the kill. So… unlike so many other posts we’ve all seen wherein the author is asking their readers for money, what I am asking for is a JOB.
I can write, I can edit (though I have no fancy degree to prove this), I know my way around social media, the back end of a web page, and some databases, and I can… well what do you need? At this point I’m willing to try anything; I’m a fast learner who takes directions well. What I cannot do right now is drive (obviously) or spend large amounts of time out in the physical public. What was once just a little random Generalized Anxiety has now become full-blown Agoraphobia, and for some reason shop owners don’t appreciate a crying, shaking bundles of nervous passing out on their floor. Go figure.
So, dear readers, if any of you know of any jobs or have any jobs to offer, please let me know. And pass the message along if you can.
on Oct.29, 2013, under Humor
Laughter has been in short supply lately but I got an email advertisement today that really made me giggle. It was a picture of a sex lube that caused it… This one from NatureLabs:
It’s not that the lube itself is funny, but when I saw the container I immediately thought of this:
That’s Gunter’s brand honey, and those cute little plastic bears were popular in our kitchen when the kiddos were growing up. Now a company fills them with sex lube… who’d a thunkit?
on Oct.19, 2013, under Life in General
In which my emotions swing to the dark side… again. This time it was triggered by a recent phone call from a friend, when a cold realization hit me mid-conversation: I’m single again. I know loads of people who are in relationships and would love to be able to say that, but for me it totally blows. Half of the people I know bitch about all the petty crap their partners do. They complain about their unsatisfying sex lives. They gush on about some hot body and say “Oooh if I were single…” Yeah well I wonder if they realize how bad the alternative might be?
Alan & I were both extremely sexual people so there is an element of that in my thoughts, but that’s not all. Having a bad day and wanting to be held by the one person who understands you… but they’re not there. Having something good happen and turning around to share it with someone… who isn’t there. Being in the habit of starting and ending your day with a hug and a kiss… that no longer has a loving recipient. Trying to work through problems or make decisions when the one person who could keep your mind on track… isn’t there. There’s an undeniable feeling of wrongness in planning things alone again, even if it’s no more important than planning what to have for supper.
And yes, being horny but knowing that the only person you *really* want, the one who always makes sex better than anyone else could, is no longer there and never will be again is also an issue. It’s all enough to make me want to say “What the fuck am I doing here?” and I’m betting that some of the people I know who think they’d like to be single again would feel the same if they really stopped to think about it. Yeah, being single means that anything goes. You can do exactly what you want on exactly your own schedule without a thought for anyone else, and you can bed anybody who’s willing. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.
I’m single again, and I do not like it at all.
on Oct.18, 2013, under Random Stuff
Have you’all heard? For 4 days only Goodvibes is having a 20% off sale on all Lelo sex toys so it’s a good time to grab that luxury vibrator you’ve always wanted. PLUS if you spend over $50 you also get a free Sensual Touch vibrator and free shipping too. The prices you see on their website aren’t marked down, BUT when you put an item in the shopping cart you’ll see the discount. Hurry! The sale ends 10/21/2013.
If you’ve never tried a Lelo toy my personal recommendations are for the Siri or the Mia. Both are nice little clit vibes, and Siri has been one of my favorite sex toys since 2010.
Disclosure: Obviously, this post contains affiliate links to Good Vibrations, an online adult toy store where you can buy the Lelo toys. Doing so earns a small commission for AlanandMichele.com, which helps keep this site running. Many of the toys that we’ve chosen for ourselves have come from Good Vibrations, so it’s not all about the commissions here. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
on Oct.18, 2013, under Humor
Well a month has gone by now and I’ve finally got my shit together enough that I can begin publishing some of the posts that I told you Alan & I had stuck back for later dates. I thought that since he was always the kind who would try to make you smile if you were down, I’d start off by posting this old comic I found on his computer. With it was a Wordpad note that said:
“Jackoff in a Box— A sex toy for the man who refuses to grow up.”