Nov 292010
 

Hey everyone!

Many people have ask me for suggestions for great ideas/suggestions for sexy gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season. Here are some of my favorites that I recommend to you.

I’ve really gotten into sensual massage with soy wax massage candles. I particularly LOVE the Jimmy Jane Afterglow massage candles or Afterglow Sampler Set. Babeland also offer the candle together with the stone massager as a perfect massage kit:

Jimmy Jane Massage Candle Kit

Then of course, there is my all time favorite bedroom accessory, the Fascinator Throe by Liberator. This is a beautiful blanket (lots of color and pattern option) that is soft on one side, smooth on the other…and has a waterproof layer in the middle. What does this mean? Ejaculation, lube, food, sweat, wax, etc doesn’t make it through to your sheets/carpet/couch/wherever you have sex. And then it’s washable and tumble try. FREAKING BRILLIANT! I also love my Liberator Scoop as far as sex furniture goes.

Liberator Throe

Let’s talk vibrators. I love the Hitachi Magic Wand for people who like power, the Fun Factory Layaspot for first time vibrator users and/or people who want to share, the Lelo Gigi and the JeJoue G-Ki for perfect G-spot stimulation, the Lelo Ina for a rabbit style toy, and the Lelo Siri for a rechargeable clitoral vibe.

Fun factory layaspot vibrator

For dildos, I think the Tantus Vamp is still pretty popular, what with Twilight coming out. Anything by Vixen Creations is great, but I know that the HUGE Outlaw will be respected by some while other prefer the pretty sparkles of the Woody. I know that the Njoy Eleven is sure on my holiday wish list! Anyone want to get it for me? And don’t forget to add in a super comfy harness like the Spareparts Joque to help your gift-ee strap it on!

Njoy eleven steel dildo

Looking for someone who is in to anal? A Crystal Delights Plug to help them bling their bottom will be appreciated, as would any of the very many Njoy line of butt toys (Fun wand is great for anal AND g-spot). Just starting out? Try the Fun Factory Flexi Felix beads or the Ryder butt plug by Tantus.

crystal delights butt plug

For the penis possesser on your list, the Fleshlight is a must have for every penis. Does your lover/friend like prostate stimulation? Aneros prostate stimulator is a GREAT toy for the backdoor.. Don’t forget fabulous cock rings like Lelo Tor and the those that are nitriles!

aneos

Don’t forget to add lube to all toy gifts! Water based lube is compatible with everything; I recommend Sliquid Organics or Pink Water for everything, but Maximus is PERFECT for anal, fisting, jacking off and more. If you’re not playing with toys, get your lover/friend/family member some silicone lube; Pjur Bodyglide and Gun Oil are the best! As far as stimulation gels, Sliquid’s Stimulation O Gel is my favorite!

sliquid organixs

Gifting to someone on the kinkier side? Try a nice set of restraints, a flogger color coordinated to their other toys, or maybe a sassy paddle to get them going. Stockroom is the place to go for all your kinky gift needs!

heart paddle

Want to help someone help themselves? I’d suggest a book or DVD.

Opening Up is wonderful for people looking at consensual non-monogamy.

The Guide to Getting It On is the end all, be all, general overview of all types of sexuality book.

I <3 Female Orgasm is a great gift for college age women looking to explore a bit of female orgasm.

Rope books like Midori’s Guide to Japanese Rope Bondage or Two Knotty Boys Show You The Ropes are fabulous as well.

Looking for porn? Try anything from Reel Queer Productions, or Heartcore Productions. Want something for someone who spends lots of time online? How about a membership to the Crash Pad Series or Good Dyke Porn? As far as educational stuff goes, Tristan Taormino makes a bunch of awesome sex ed guides that have info AND hot sex scenes!

Hope this has helped! Sexy and sensual gifts are almost always welcome, so it’s hard to go wrong, especially when you shop the retailers I’ve linked to. I’m also happy to recommend based on individual circumstances. Just email me at ShannaKatz at gmail dot com!

-Shanna

Nov 242010
 

I wanted to embed this on here for all of you to read. Although being hosted by HotMoviesForHer.com, it is a video with no nudity, so safe for most works (although we do discuss sexual freedom, the Sex Bloggers Calendar, porn and more). Thanks so much to J.D. Bauchery for doing this rocking interview…on the streets of NY. Our apologies for the sound!

Originally posted: http://www.hotmoviesforher.com/blog/video-interview-with-shanna-katz.html

Oct 132010
 

This week brings me back to my homeland; Colorado!

The title is a bit deciving — while I will be spending a good deal of my time in Denver, I’ll also be heading down to Colorado Springs tonight to do a Sex Toy 101 event at Colorado College, and check out our new Fascinations store that just opened in Colorado Springs.

Thursday the 14th is a busy day, starting with a 7am interview/talk show with Lewis and Floorwax on the Fox. Please tune in! Then, Thursday night at 7pm is a 100% FREE sex ed workshop at the Aurora Fascinations. It’s call What’s Up with the Butt? Anal 101 and is great for everyone who is interested in anal sex, whether they’ve tried it or not, regardless of gender, orientation, etc. It’s going to be super fun! Plus, the first 20 people to show up get $10 gift cards for Fascinations, and everyone gets refreshments and the chance to enter a raffle for toys, gift cards and more! It’ll be at 2680 S. Havana Ave in Aurora, 7pm.

Friday, I’m doing a private all staff training for the Colorado Fascinations employees, checking out a venue for my wedding next fall, attending a friend’s wedding, and then rocking out at the Skull FUK (Fetish und Kink) party at the RACK Room.

Saturday, I’m planning to hang out with my best friend, and hopefully do a shoot for GoodDykePorn.

If you’re in Colorado, I’d love to see you while I’m out there. And if you’re interested in having me come speak at a campus/store/center/dungeon near you, please contact me!

-Shanna

Plus! Check out this discount for everyone:

Sep 272010
 

While I’m here in San Francisco, in addition to teaching classes at Good Vibrations, providing a demo for Venus Playground at Folsom, and working on my book for Fascinations, I am also shooting two sets of couples for GoodDykePorn.com.

Today’s shoot involved the always bubbly and sassy Courtney Trouble, as well as queer up and comer (pun totally intended) Jolene Parton. It was a super hot shoot, where Jolene strapped it on for the very first time ever, and Courtney went to town on Jolene with the Njoy Eleven. Hot hot hot! The whole shoot ended with lots of giggles, and a bit of mattress wrestling, and that was the tamest thing that happened.

I had a blast, and am looking forward to shooting Tina Horn and James Darling tomorrow. In the mean time, enjoy this picture of Courtney and Jolene from the beginning of the shoot.

-Shanna

Good Dyke Porn SF Shoot 1

Sep 012010
 

As many of you know, I’m a sexuality educator, presenting workshops on sexuality, classes on relationships, discussions on identities, and much more. One of my favorite discussions to have is a lecture/discussion I do on feminist and ethical pornography. Why? Because I believe there is indeed such a thing, and as of late, have been working on becoming a pornographer, a maker of hot, ethical porn.

What does that mean? I means including people of a variety of orientations (although I tend to shoot more for sites that are queer specific), varying gender identities and presentations, various ages, sizes, and ability levels, and people of color. That one is hard, because despite all of my searching, I’ve yet to find a person of color wanting to shoot for me that happens to be in the same area…however, I am aware of this need, and will continue to try and keep diversity of all sorts in the porn I make.

Also very important to me is that there is a real connections between the stars. What does this mean? Well, sometimes, it’s a connection, a chemistry, a hotness that just happens. I seem to be like the Yente of queer porn — the people I put together for scenes tend to have really really hot chemistry, just like that. Other times, it’s filming real life couples.

In the case for GoodDykePorn.com, I filmed a real life couple, Dani Starr and Dylan Starr, a cute set of Butch/Femme dykes, and encouraged them to have the sex that THEY liked, that THEY thought was hot and sexy and fulfilling to them. The result? An extremely hot and sexual scene with lots of connection, lots of fun, and of course, lots of sex play.

Bren Ryder, owner of GoodDykePorn, wrote a wonderful post about this scene, and I wanted to share it with you. I’m so glad the two of us see eye to eye on real-ness, and how scenes should be shot — I always make sure to include lots of shots of facial expressions, in addition to interesting angles, and of course, the occasional close ups.

As a side note, I’ll be filming more this fall for GDP, and am looking for real people (no experience needed, no size/age/etc requirements) who’d like to shoot for me/GDP, particularly in Arizona, New York or San Francisco. Interested? Contact me!

-Shanna