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  1. Rachael McCoy of Inspiring Sexuality Gleefully Reviews the Fat Boy Sport

    Rachael McCoy of Inspiring Sexuality Gleefully Reviews the Fat Boy Sport

    A wee throwback for ya.

    One of our favorite video reviews, check out this one for the Fat Boy Sport by award winning UK-based sex & relationship coach, Rachael McCoy (below) of Inspiring Sexuality

    Rachael McCoy of Inspiring Sexuality at XBIZ 2016 UK

    About the Fat Boy Sport, Rachael says,

    “We both actually loved it!”  

    “Even though it was a bit naughty that my man’s cock was so massive, it felt really, really good!”  

    "All in all I think this a great product and it might not be something that you’d originally go for,  but I really enjoyed it, so I highly recommend."

    In additional to being fun to use with your partner, Rachael, being the thorough and inquisitive reviewer that she is, discovered to her pleasure that the Fat Boy Sport is great solo!

    Ladies, watch the video to learn how Rachael turned the Fat Boy Sport into a masturbator that “wasn’t like the standard vibrator or a big hard thing, it has a soft squidgy texture, which made you feel full, which was a completely different sensation, which I really liked.”


    For more info and to purchase the Fat Boy Sport click here or go to www.perfectfitbrand.com, click the dropdown menua and select Fat Boy Extenders.

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  2. FKIN (A)rt Friday

    FKIN (A)rt Friday

    An interview with the creators of Phile Magazine: The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity

    Revisiting our Fall 2018 feature on Phile Magazine. Check the website for the latest issue.

    For this edition of FKIN (A)rt Friday, we are lucky enough ot have an interview with the creators of the fascinating sex/art/culture magazine, Phile.

    They describe Phile as "a biannual journal exploring sexual subcultures, trends, and communities both obscure and well known from an overarching, sociological point of view."

    Phile Issue No. 3 Fall 2018 features Ana Benaroya, Andrew Griffiths, Annie Sprinkle, Ashkan Sepahv and Carlos Saez, D. Alex Pitagora, Ebecho Muslimova, Elizabeth Olear, Elizabeth Stephens, Fan Wu, Gregory Blunt, Huw Lemmey, Ion Birch, João Gabriel, Joseph Kadow, Julian DuFour, Lexi Minoa, Lindsay Dye, Mark Blower, Molly Matalon, Peaches, Prem Sahib, Robert Anthony O’Halloran, Robert Yang, Samantha Sutcliffe, Sholem Krishtalka, Sophia Larigakis, Valeria Herklotz, and Zack Kotzer. That’s a lot of culture! 

    The new issue of Phile is available to order online and shipping now to to cool art/book shops across North America and Europe. Go to www.philemagazine.com to order and view a full list of stockists (bottom of the homepage).

    Now meet the creators of Phile. Images below are spreads from the new issue. ..

    Phile Magazine issues 3 2 and 1

    Some may consider Phile a fetish magazine, but you present its contents sans labels, as more of a buffet of interesting, unusual or just downright curious sexual practices for the pleasure and edification of your readers. Was this the original intention?

    Yes, that was always our intent. Since the subject of sexuality is so expansive and our desires are unique to each one of us, we wanted our content and the flow of the magazine to reflect that range. Our content is by and for everyone. Presenting writing and artwork from an overarching perspective is a crucial part of our practice and identity.

    Who are the people behind Phile and can you tell us a bit about the background of each? 

    The creators and Co-EICs of Phile are Mike Feswick and Erin Reznick. Mike is a multidisciplinary artist currently living in New York. His work explores desire, erotica and sexuality. As mentioned, he ran Up & Coming magazine and has worked in the sex industry in various ways for the past decade. Mike is the art director of Phile. 

    Erin is a producer and curator based between Toronto and Berlin. She has written for various magazines and has worked with an array of artists and musicians to create performances and cultural events around the world. Erin is the managing editor of Phile. 

    We also work closely with our designers Julia Troubetskaia and Tom van Ryzewyk who are also based in Toronto. They work collaboratively with us on the visual identity of Phile and create everything with us including the promotional posters, merchandise and the layout of the publication.

    Spread from Phile Issue No. 3 Fall 2018

    Spread from Phile Issue No. 3:  Left photo by Handcuffed. Right photo by PP LePoo.

    Spread from Phile Issue No. 3 Fall 2018

    Spread from Phile Issue No. 3: Carlos Saez - Human Appearance Optional

    How did Phile begin? As an idea? Collection of art you wanted people to see? Was there a manifesto? 

    We started Phile over two years ago after discussing the importance of sharing underrepresented stories. We wanted to create something that explored sexuality in a way that allows people to express themselves more freely. We consider Phile as an evolution of a previous project that Mike started in 2011 called Up & Coming. Up & Coming was a quarterly erotic pan-sexual magazine with the intention of showing various body types, genders and sexual practices. After becoming fast friends, we decided to start Phile as a larger, international publication that explores sexuality from an overarching perspective.

    Spread from Phile Issue No. 3 Fall 2018

    Spread from Phile Issue No. 3: Molly Matalon - Penny Pincher

    How do you cull and curate the art, content, writers for each issue? Is it a long process?

    The stories we share come from research, personal experience, conversations and submissions. Sometimes we think of a concept for a piece, commission the most appropriate writer and then think of a compatible artist to create work based on the writing. Sometimes the artwork comes first. In any case we commision people to create work based on their own personal experience. This keeps the content fresh and relevant, and allows our contributors to share their authentic stories.

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  3. Boss Talk: Cock Ring 101 from CEO Steve Callow

    Boss Talk: Cock Ring 101 from CEO Steve Callow

    Cock Rings. So Many Cock Rings.

    Perfect Fit Brand CEO and Cock Ring Innovator Steve Callow is here to help with a little Cock Ring 101

    The following post by Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow first appeared as an Op-Ed column in the June 2019 issue of adult novelty industry trade XBIZ Premiere. To give you a peek inside the sex toy biz, we thought we’d share an edited version here on the Perfect Fit Brand blog, Erotic Intent.

    Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow and Cock Rings in XBIZ Premiere June 2019

    Most guys, be they cock ring virgins or sling-hopping enthusiasts, find shopping for cock rings, like shopping for almost anything these days, an overwhelming experience due to too much choice. There are hundreds of cock rings in myriad shapes, sizes, materials and textures to choose from. How does one choose? As a designer of cock rings, I’m here to give you a break down and explain the various types of cock rings and hopefully help you find one that’s a perfect fit for you.

    Cock rings have come a long ways from the old days of the glorified rubber band and leather snap ring. As a designer, I break cock rings out into several categories, but first let’s go over the two different ways cock rings can be worn: around the base of the shaft above the scrotum or behind the scrotum.

    Cruiser Rings

    Above: The Cruiser Ring by Perfect Fit Brand

    Rings worn around just the shaft or penis, referred to “shaft rings” from this point on in this article, are generally a stretchy and meant to be worn around the penis shaft. There are also fitted shaft rings, purchased in a specific size, and thus, though sized, should also offer enough stretch to remove it should it become too tight once the penis is erect. (More on this below.) In my experience designing and selling cock rings, shaft rings seem to be most popular with men with very large or long penises, but not so much for the majority of guys shopping for cock rings.

    Typically, most men wear the cock ring behind the scrotum. This allows for much more flexibility in sizing, security (stays in place), and for the rings to not interfere with sex. To clarify the latter, a shaft ring can be cumbersome because, due to the location of the scrotum–which is not behind the penis, but runs up the shaft under the penis–it can’t be worn at the base of the penis.

    Xact-Fit 3 Ring Kits

    Above: The Xact-Fit 3 Ring Kit by Perfect Fit Brand. 3 fitted rings.

    Most rings on the market today are sized to be the more traditional style worn behind the penis and scrotum (hereafter referred to as a “cock ring”) and can be broken down into four categories: Fitted rings, stretchy rings, torso fitted rings (one of my inventions), and adjustable restrictive rings. Those are the basic styles, but there are many variations, including combination cock ring/ball stretchers, and cock ring/butt plugs, etc., but for this post, let’s focus on the basic cock ring and the various design factors to consider when shopping for one.

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  4. Interview with a Dominatrix

    Interview with a Dominatrix

    Meet Domina Lyra, transatlantic Dionysian priestess, artist and sadomasochist

    All photos courtesy of Lyra Lethe.

    Lyra Lethe

    Last October at the Sex Expo at the Brooklyn Expo Center there was a constant parade of interesting people of every size, color, age, and interest. From those who didn't know a cockring from a scrunchie to those who knew exactly what time it was.

    One of the most interesting people to swing by the Perfect Fit Brand table was New York based transatlantic dominatrix, Lyra Lethe, who snapped up (literally) one of our Zoro™ one-piece strap-on dildos and left her calling card.

    In going through cards and checking out Instagram accounts the next day, it was clear that this was one fascinating woman. So, herewith, an interview with Mistress Lyra Lethe.

    Domina Lyra

    First question: What shall I call you in the article? Lyra Lethe? Domina Lyra? And I assume the first is a pseudonym, so what’s the story behind it?

    You may call me either, and I'm glad you asked about my name—I don't get that question often. I came up with it before I can remember to represent a dark, heroic aspect of myself that I dreamed of becoming. Lyra is the harp created by the god Hermes and given to Orpheus, who played so beautifully that gods wept, monsters were lulled to sleep, and he was allowed to make a rare journey to the underworld and back. After he died, having been torn apart by maenads, his lyre was placed in the night sky for eternity. Lethe is the river of forgetfulness, which flows through Hypnos' cave in Hades. Most of the dead drink its water and lose the memories of their past lives, but the few who resist and remember their true origins have a chance to become divine.

    Lyra Lethe

    Why did you become a dominatrix?

    It began with a longing for another realm. I have always been drawn to power play, transgression and mystery. From early on, I remember searching for a door to the otherworld, certain that I was destined for a more adventurous existence. When I first had access to the internet, I joined occult forums and saw references to dominatrices and sadomasochistic rituals.

    In college, a boy began addressing me as “Mistress” without explanation and another, “Your Excellency”. I started talking to a lifestyle domme from one of my forums. I was studying ancient texts and she was interested in what I was reading and writing. She encouraged me to explore BDSM, but I was pursuing other things and it would be years before I did. Still, it remained a strong interest and I found myself thinking about it often. I admired that world from afar and I finally came to it when I was ready.

    I became a dominatrix because there could be no other way; it is the fullest expression of who I am in all my aspects. I am an artist, a scholar, a poet, and a priestess. I am a tormentress and healer, captor and liberator, avenger and protector, judge and absolver, devil and god I can finally access and guide others through the other realms that have always called me. I believe it was fate.

    @LyraLethe Instagram

    How did you learn the ropes (pun intended)?

    I first started exploring when I was living in Chicago, which had a very welcoming BDSM community. I attended munches and play parties and learned as a switch. The first time I set foot in a dungeon, it was noted that I seemed right at home in the leather swing. And I jumped right in, submitting to fire, rope, and knife play. For me, the experience of submission was initiatory. Both the positive and negative experiences I had during that time taught me lessons about communication, consent, trust, and compassion that have stayed with me as a domme. Actually, rope bondage is among my weakest skills, not for lack of trying but because I love it so much I have always ended up in it. Some of my first friends in the scene were riggers who suspended me and created meditative puzzles for me to escape.

    During graduate school, I started working under the instruction of a professional Mistress and learned by doing sessions with her until I was ready to develop my own practice. I have been fortunate enough to study with one of my most-admired dominatrices, Simone Justice, and to attend DomCon where I took classes with other such legends. I continue to learn all the time through the process of sessioning and forming relationships with those who submit to me.

    Domina Lyra

    You clearly enjoy the work. Do you consider it work? What do you get out of it other than gifts and cash? Or does that matter? Would you do it for free? 

    I enjoy what I do very much and it is absolutely work. Domination is in my nature and it will always be part of my life. I have invested a great deal into it, financially and emotionally, and making it my profession allows me to continue to do so. The expenses—which include specialized equipment, wardrobe, advertising, travel, and dungeon rental—are high, and I devote a great deal of time and energy each week to administrative work as well as to planning each session. I pay self-employment taxes and am responsible for my own insurance, retirement plan, etc. while navigating all the uncertainty of working under criminalization and increasing censorship.

    That said, I am privileged enough to be selective in whom I engage with, and I feel fulfilled by my work on numerous levels, in the ways that I continue to grow and help others grow. I do have personal devotees and subs who serve me beyond the limits of a traditional session, for example by performing labor in my studio or serving as creative muses. The relationships I have formed vary but transcend transactional exchange and even BDSM.

    Domina Lyra

    From checking out your social media, you appear to travel often to London. Do you also practice (is that the word?) in London as well as New York?

    Yes, I travel to London several times a year. London has a great BDSM scene and I am cultivating a following there and elsewhere in Europe.

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  5. WATCH: Perfect Fit Brand is Executive Producer of New Baby Yors Video

    WATCH: Perfect Fit Brand is Executive Producer of New Baby Yors Video

    Photography: Rachel Brennecke

    Something different. Perfect Fit Brand, along with Marco Palou and Chronos Cinema and Prose Productions, is the Executive Producer of "Bad Influence," the newest video by queer New York City artist Baby Yors.

    Not only are we nicely featured in the credits, but the video features a bevy of Perfect Fit Brand toys. Pretty cool.

    Baby Yors by Rachel Brennecke

    Beautifully lit, shot and we hope, properly pampered, making a fistful of cameo appearances were our Amour Tug Lock and Ribbed Ring (below), Cock Armour, Play Zone Kit, and Rook Plug. 

    Baby Yors Perfect Fit Brand Cock Armour Tug Ribbed Ring

    More about the video in this story on OUT.com, which also gave Perfect Fit Brand a nice...plug. Read more about the fascinating Argentinian Baby Yors here.

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  6. CEO Steve Callow talks to AskMen.com about...

    CEO Steve Callow talks to AskMen.com about...

    This week, Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow, along with Carol Queen, staff sexologist at Good Vibrations, talked to sex and relationships writer Bobby Box for AskMen.com about the sex toys that men are or aren't buying.

    Good news, men are getting hip to the benefits of text toys (eye-rolling, shuddering, call-the-cops orgasms). Bad news, they're still a bit shy about it. We say, "Bro, you don't know what you're missing!"

    Screenshot of the AskMen post is below. Read the full post on AskMen.com.

    The Male Sex Toys That Men Are (and Aren’t) Buying in 2019 - AskMen.com

    Peruse the Perfect Fit Brand catalog of innovative, very cool looking, and life-changing sex toys at www.perfectfitbrand.com or just tap the logo up top.

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  7. FKIN (A)rt Friday

    FKIN (A)rt Friday

    Step into the surreal, erotic world of Australian painter Ross Watson

    Art throughout has been posted with permission of the Ross Watson Gallery.

    If you were in New York City for World PrideNYC 2019, perhaps you were lucky enough to discover the glorious, highly detailed, homoerotic art of Australian painter Ross Watson. If not, you're in luck. Read on.

    The Gaze of Adonis by Ross Watson

    Above: The Gaze of Adonis by Ross Watson

    Jason, Alpine Cricket by Ross Watson

    Above: Jason, Alpine Cricket by Ross Watson

    Two Life Guards by Ross Watson

    Above: Two Life Guards by Ross Watson

    The single official visual arts event of WorldPrideNYC, his exhibition, “homines uniformis” and book launch for “Untitled II” at Rogue Space | Chelsea, adjacent to the High Line, was Watson’s first solo show in NYC in his 40 year career, after sold out exhibitions in Los Angles, London, Berlin, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.

    Above: Waston anticipating his WorldPrideNYC show and below. Watch the Eyewitness News ABC-7 New York inteview with Ross Watson at the Rogue Space Chelsea here.

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  8. Heading to the Folsom Street Fair? Our CEO Steve Callow says, “Let it whip, baby!!”

    Heading to the Folsom Street Fair? Our CEO Steve Callow says, “Let it whip, baby!!”

    Steve Callow get his boots shined at Folsom 2017

    Above: Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow gets his boots shined by Everett at the Folsom Street Fair 2017.

    Just a  quick shout out from our CEO Steve Callow to our customers and friends heading to San Franciso this Sunday for the infamous, outrageous San Francisco fetish celebration, The Folsom Street Fair, where Perfect Fit Brand is once again happily a Premiere Sponsor:

    “We wish everyone at Folsom a frisky, fun and festive day and are so proud to sponsor this event that so enthusiastically celebrates diversity in sexuality, gender and self-expression. Let it whip, baby!"

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  9. The AIDS Memorial: Stories of Love, Loss & Remembrance

    The AIDS Memorial: Stories of Love, Loss & Remembrance

    The story of porn star Eric Stryker, is just one of hundreds on The AIDS Memorial Instagram page @theaidsmemorial an archive of poignant and important personal of those who died of HIV and AIDS.

    The AIDS Memorial Instagram

    We are lucky enough to live in the era of "U = U" or Undetectable + Untransmittable," thanks to the innovation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), when those who are HIV+ can now safely have sex without fear of transmitting the virus to their partners.

    Below is Eric Stryker's story, lifted from @theaidsmemorial, but please go to the Instagram page, scroll, read, remember.

    "Michael Skrzypcak aka Eric Stryker (September 24, 1954 – February 19, 1988) was a gay adult film performer who died of AIDS in California. He was 33 years old.

    Eric Stryker

    Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Skrzypcak served in the US Air Force, rising to the rank of Sergeant. After retiring, he worked as a construction worker in Phoenix and then relocated to Los Angeles and began modeling for Colt Studios.

    In 1984, just after his lover died from AIDS, Skrzypcak was diagnosed with HIV. He became an AIDS activist and continued studying at @woodbury_university. Skrzypcak also worked with the AIDS Couples Group and lectured around America for AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 1987, Skrzypcak appeared in the @pbs documentary, ‘It Starts With A’ — his last film appearance.

    In his last public appearance, his body disfigured with Kaposi's sarcoma, Skrzypcak marched in the Christopher Street parade in West Hollywood. However not long after, on February 1988, he succumbed to AIDS at Sherman Oaks Community Hospital."@theaidsmemorial

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  10. Legendary Sex Columnist Comes to Perfect Fit for Cock Ring Advice

    Legendary Sex Columnist  Comes to Perfect Fit for Cock Ring Advice

    Anka Radakovitch Asks
    "What’s up with the new penis rings down there?"

    Legendary sex columnist Anka Radakovitch came to Perfect Fit Brand's CEO Steve Callow for some cock ring advice for a recent column on Sexpert.com. A teaser from the post is below. Read the full article here.

    Play Zone Kit by Perfect Fit Brand

    The Play Zone Kit by Perfect Fit Brand

    Cock rings are a favorite gay boy’s sex toy, but most straight women have no idea how these things work. Where do we begin?

    Since I don’t have a penis, I asked Steve Callow, founder of Arousal Rings brand, Perfect Fit, what’s up with the new penis rings down there.

    “We made the Play Zone Kit so it can be fun for a couple to experiment,” he says. The cock ring, now called an “arousal ring“, can be used in many ways on a guy’s junk. “How a ring is worn depends on the ring size, your equipment and the desired effect,” he says. The silicone ring is made in 14 sizes. We define Arousal Rings as a category containing three basic types of rings: The two most common ways to wear a ring is on the shaft, often called “penis rings” and then the other is around the base of the penis and scrotum (yup it goes under the scrotum and around everything), we often call these “cock rings.”...continue reading here.  

    Play Zone Kit by Perfect Fit BrandThe Play Zone Kit by Perfect Fit Brand

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