Monthly Archives: August 2018

  1. Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow featured in XBIZ Premiere Magazine

    Perfect Fit Brand CEO  Steve Callow featured in XBIZ Premiere Magazine

    Check out this nice feature on Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow in this month's issue of XBIX Premiere Magazine! Pretty sweet!

    Perfect Fit's head honcho never set out to be a sex toy celebrity. “I was walking down a street in Toronto and somebody I’ve never met came up to me and asked if I was Steve Callow,” remarks the CEO. If Steve had chosen to become a known face, he might not have originally planned his fame to center around an anal douching product. As luck (or rather the niche market) would have it, that's exactly how Callow and his business nabbed a spot on the LGBTQ map. “I said yes, and they then went on to tell me how the douche system I invented had changed their sex life forever and how grateful they were,” recalls Callow. “They didn’t ask for an autograph but I was still touched!”...Read the full story here.

    Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow on the cover of XBIX Premiere Magazine June 2017 issue

    XBIZ™ is the adult industry's leading publisher of business news and information. XBIZ.com

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  2. VIDEO: Why some guys feel sad after sex

    VIDEO: Why some guys feel sad after sex

    From Queerty.com. Interesting video. From a gay website, but surely PCD happens to everyone, not just gay men.

    Queerty - Why some guys feel sad after sex

    Watch the video on Queerty.com and stick around for other Queerty videos, like the hilarious recent Cazwell music video, "Cakes."

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  3. FKIN (A)rt FRIDAY

    FKIN (A)rt FRIDAY

    Back in old Japan, horny, eye-popping, shunga netsuke charms insured a happy sex life, as a means to safeguard against bad luck

    For those unfamiliar, Japanese netsuke sculptures or carvings are a sight to behold. Their overt eroticisim would be shocking, if it weren't so damn joyful.

    Shunga Netsuke

    As always, when discovering and checking out erotic art from centuries past, it's reassuring to know that our ancestors where just a frisky as their descendents. Perhaps moreso.

    Shunga Netsuke

    One also gets the sneaknig suspicion that the cultural attitudes and beliefs about sexuality, though deeply structured (see ancient Greece), might have, in some aspects, been far healthier than today.

    Shunga Netsuke

    That whole shame thing was virtually nonexistent, in context. (Granted, it was complcated.) Though history books downplay sexuality, it was certainly on healthy dispaly in many cultures, from phalluses strewn across ancient Rome to these frisky netsuke charms found hung over lintels and strung on clothing in 17th century Japan.

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  4. Q: What's the Best Way to Shave My Balls?

    Q: What's the Best Way to Shave My Balls?

    For those you like 'em soft and/or slick, some handy (ballsy?) advice from Men's Health UK on the shaving of the family jewels.

    Q: What's The Best Way to Shave my Balls - Men's Health UK

    Men's Health says:

    "Should I shave my balls?" If we had a pound for every time we get asked this question we'd be able to pay off the budget deficit and have change left over to buy Chelsea. Seriously – ball shaving is a national obsession. So for all of you desperately in search of a ‘smooth set' here's my sage advice.

    What’s the best way to shave my balls? 

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  5. FKIN (A)rt FRIDAY

    FKIN (A)rt FRIDAY

    Meet Jean-Frédéric Schall, yet another frisky 18th century painter

    We love his erotic paintings, but little can be found on our Jean, aside from a Wikipedia entry in French. You can read the Google translation here.

    From Wikimedia:

    Jean-Frédéric Schall was born in Strasbourg and studied at the city’s public drawing school. He later entered the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Paris, in 1775.

    He built his reputation upon intimate erotic and pastoral paintings in the soft, sentimental style pioneered by Jean-Antoine Watteau and Jean-Honoré Fragonard earlier in the century.

    Below "Rencontre Amoureuse"

    Jean Frederic Schall

    With the fall of the Ancien Régime in 1789, however, the Rococo style of which the artist was a late exponent fell out of fashion.

    Schall adapted his style and continued to thrive: his The False Appearance (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg) was awarded a prize in the Salon of 1798.

    Another spirited painting, "La Servante Officieuse":

    La Servante Officieuse

    Every Friday Erotic Intent will bring you a piece of erotic art history, from ancient Greece and Rome on up to the present day. You can see some good examples of a of erotic art through the ages in our very first post, "Dildos, Strap-ons, and Pegging: An Anal History."

    We'd love suggestions of artists to feature. And if you create your own erotic art, please message us via our Facebook page.

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  6. 7 Things to Remember When You Watch Porn

    7 Things to Remember When You Watch Porn

    Advocate.com recently ran a great little article by Don Shewey, author of the wise new book, "The Paradox of Porn: Notes on Gay Male Culture."

    On his publisher's website, Shewey says, "Based on my twenty years of experience as a sex therapist/educator and pleasure activist, this book-length essay explores the topic of pornography from a unique, specifically gay male perspective, surveying in depth what’s valuable and what’s problematic about the ubiquitous forms of erotic imagery we encounter on a daily basis."

    Don Shewey - The Paradox of Porn: Notes on Gay Male Culture

    Buy Don's book on Amazon.

    Below is the introduction from his article for Advocate.com followed by a link to the story.

    At the non-traditional seder I attended at Randy’s house a few years ago. I don’t recall whether the canonical four questions were addressed. I only remember the rather startling question that Mathew posed out of the blue: “Why are gay men so bad at having sex?” Since more than half the men in the room had been to bed with Mathew, it took a few minutes to ascertain that he wasn’t making an accusation but sharing a genuinely philosophical inquiry. I had plenty to say in response, from my perspective as both an active-duty slut and a gay male sex therapist. 

    Many forces stand in the way of gay men’s healthy sexual and emotional development – external shunning and internalized homophobia, religious- and/or family-based shaming, consumer-capitalist encouragement to treat each other and ourselves as commodities – all of which converge in the paradoxical pleasuredome of pornography.

    Porn has done gay men a great service by providing resonant images that validate our desires, liberating us from ignorance, opening up possibilities, activating our erotic bodies and our imaginations, allowing us to vicariously enact experiences beyond our reach, and giving us a safe way to navigate through times of fear and loneliness. At the same time, porn has done us a great disservice by distorting our ideas of what constitutes normal bodies and normal sexual functioning, liberating some inhibitions but installing others in their place, enslaving us to libidinal impulses at the expense of our health and mental well-being, luring us into dark pockets of obsessive-compulsiveness that leave us isolated and shut down, and modeling a culture of sexual behavior that is so narrow, mechanical, and emotionally bankrupt that we hardly know how to treat each other as human beings. 

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  7. What I Learned About Kink Communities at the UK's Biggest Fetish Market

    What I Learned About Kink Communities at the UK's Biggest Fetish Market

    If you're not already a fan and regualr reader of Karley Sciortino's Slutever blog, get into it. Witty, frank, and funny, she and her contributors cover sex on many fronts, from advice to commentary, to personal stories.

    Here, on the Slutlever blog Rants, Feelings and Opinions page, contributor Rosie Solomon discusses attending the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar, and what it taught her "about BDSM, consent, and the importance of finding a community of fellow freaks."

    Slutever blog by Karley Sciortino

    Rosie writes:

    The first time I attempted to attend the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar (hereafter, the BBB) with a group of friends, we were defeated by the snows of February. The market had been rescheduled and we were in the centre of town with a whole Sunday stretching out before us. This led to a group trip around the Bullring in all-out fetish gear, attracting weird looks from the Sunday morning shoppers and a comment from a child that, in my floor length latex-and-leather coat and catsuit, I looked like a female Batman. Batman comments aside, our outfits drew much confused attention from the Birmingham public. But the month after that, when the BBB went ahead, we were not out of place at all. This is the story of my first foray into the world of kink, and of how I discovered the importance of finding your local kink community. 

    My hands were clammy as I gripped my girlfriend’s...

    Read the full post here.

    Read more on the Slutever blog here.

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    Get Karley Sciortino's book, "Slutever" here and watch her Vice TV show, "Slutver" (she interviewed Buck Angel, talked about the Buck-off™ by Perfect Fit Brand) here.

    Slutever by Karley Sciortino

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  8. FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    Meet the Actress Who Performed the First Onscreen Orgasm...and invented Wifi

    For those who've never seen the big "O" scene or the film "Ecstasy," starring the 17-year-old Austrian actress who became known as Hedy Lamarr, it's thrilling to see such sensuality in an 85-year old movie. 

    Made in the pre-Code Hollywood era of filmaking, the film shocked the the world and scandalized the young actress so much so that she had to change her name from Hedy Kiesler to Hedy Lamarr. 

    From when sound was first introduced to film in 1929 through 1933 was one of the greatest and freest periods of filmmaking, as this was before Hollywood enforced the Motion Picture Production Code guidlines, also known as the Hayes code.

    Check out "10 Naughty Pre-Code Films" on Flavorwire or just seach for "Pre-Code Full Movies" on YouTube.

    Films from this era are shockingly modern, gleefully depicting everthing from see-through dresses worn braless (much like designer gowns now), to frank language, and sexally liberated women, such as Barbara Stanwyck in "Baby Face" where she agressively fucks her way up the corporate ladder, or Mae West in "I'm No Angel," (and she ain't), and "Girls About Town," which is basically a 1931 "Sex in the City."

    Below is THE full scene from "Ecstasy," of Hedy Lamarr in the throes of, well, ecstasy. Though beautifully and tastefully shot, the scene radiates some serious erotic heat. 

    Read Time Magazine's "Meet the Actress Who Performed the First Onscreen Orgasm" on Time.com

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  9. What’s The Difference Between Kink And Fetish?

    What’s The Difference Between Kink And Fetish?

    Thanks to Dr. Dick's Sex Advice for turning us on to this great little article by UK writer, and kinktress Cara Sutra. Here from her Fetish Friday series, she offers thoughts to tuck away and spring next time a dinner party gets dull.

    Cara Sutra Kink Fetish post

    Cara writes:

    With increasing awareness of and interest in BDSM, much of the related jargon and terms have made their way into common parlance. Two such words are ‘kink’ and ‘fetish’. They’re often used interchangeably, but as they are two different words it’s natural to wonder what the actual meanings are. What’s the difference between kink and fetish?

    What Does Kink Mean?

    Wikipedia describes kink in the following way. 

    …And Fetish? 

    Meanwhile, the Wikipedia page for fetish states: 

    So, Is There A Difference Between Kink And Fetish? 

    Reading the above descriptions from Wiki, and drawing on my own experience of both, I’d say there’s a distinction between kink and fetish. However, there’s also a definite overlap. You have a fetish for something, and you’re a kinky person because of that fetish. Or, you’re a kinky person with kinks who enjoys kinky activities. 

    Or, you’re vanilla with no kinks, no desire to act kinkily and without any fetishes. 

    At least, that’s my understanding. 

    How I Understand It...

    Read the full article on the Cara Sutra blog here.

    Cara Sutra's a Perfect Fit Brand fan. Read the Cara Sutra Pleasure Panel review of our "The Bumper" here and her 10 out 10 review of our Play Zone Kit here.

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  10. We need to talk about 'top privilege'

    We need to talk about 'top privilege'

    As annoying as those "We need to talk about..." headlines are, here is an interesting post from writer Rembrand Duran the UK's Gay Star News. Comment on it on our social media @PerfectFitBrand.

    Gay Star News: We need to talk about 'top privilege'

    Duran writes:

    There has been a long time understanding between ‘The Gays’ (the male gay community, that is) that we are divided into three main categories: top, bottom, and vers.

    There’s also vers top or vers bottom, but we won’t get into those specifics here.

    Throughout history it’s believed that we have coexisted, for the most part, in peace and harmony.

    However, when you take a closer look, you’ll start to see underlying issues that separate us and how sexual positions can affect our lives in very real and impactful ways.

    Everything from Fleeting to poop shaming to HIV contraction rate, we start to see that we tops have a kind of privilege that our vers and bottom sisters do not have.

    Read the full article on Gay Star News here.

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