Life on the Swingset announces their sixth annual Swingset Takes Desire event at Desire Resorts Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico. Swingset Takes Desire is a week-long trip for members of the swinging, polyamorous, and kinky communities hosted by the co-hosts of Life on the Swingset, the flagship podcast of the Swingset.FM podcast network.
Swingset Takes Desire will be a full takeover of the clothing-optional, couples only resort, putting the Swingset crew in charge of Desire’s entertainment, activities, and theme nights, which will include the first-ever Pride Night at the resort. This year’s special guest is award-winning author, filmmaker, educator, and Sex Out Loud radio host Tristan Taormino, who will participate in classes, discussions, and other activities throughout the trip.
“There is nobody out there who better represents our vision of inclusivity, exploration, and glorious sexuality than Tristan,” says Life on the Swingset co-host Cooper S. Beckett. “We couldn’t be more excited to have her join us for a week of exploring desires and expanding horizons.”
The Swingset Takes Desire schedule will also feature a BDSM dungeon night, sex toy show & tell sessions, and workshops on pegging, flogging, fisting and other topics, as well as live recordings of Life on the Swingset, Sex Out Loud, Ending the Sexual Dark Age, and other Swingset.FM network podcasts.
“The Life on the Swingset team is at the center of revolutionizing swinging and I’m thrilled to be co-hosting this takeover with them and recording Sex Out Loud Radio live from Desire,” said Taormino. “This trip is truly the sex positive vacation of a lifetime.”
About Life on the Swingset: LifeOnTheSwingset.com is the hub for progressive swingers and other members of the non-monogamy and sex positive communities. It is the home of the Swingset.FM network of podcasts, including the flagship podcast Life on the Swingset, now in its seventh year. The site also features a team of writers who review products and cover the full spectrum of dating, relationships, and sexuality. The Swingset crew hosts Swingset Takes Desire, an annual week-long event at Desire Resort & Spa in Mexico. Connect with the Swingset crew at lifeontheswingset.com and on facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Blewit announces the launch of the second generation of the BLEWIT Pleasure Trainer, which features intensified suction, faster cleaning and drying, and a new retail price of $49.
The BLEWIT Pleasure Trainer is a masturbator with a unique design that mimics the sensations of partnered sex and can be used both for pleasure and as a training tool to improve sexual performance. The new BLEWIT features adjustments to the internal structure and drying dock for easier cleaning and quick dry ventilation, and an upleveled suction system that creates a one-way vacuum suction stroke.
“After a successful launch year that culminated with winning the XBIZ Award for Male Sex Toy of the Year, we went back to work on refinements and I’m confident that we’ve turned a great product into something even better,” said Blewit’s CEO CT Schenk. “The retail value of the new BLEWIT is $99, but we’re offering it at $49 instead because I started Blewit to bring open conversations and explorations of sexuality to as many people as possible and to challenge the taboos and stigmas that keep people from fully owning their pleasure. Everyone deserves easy and shame-free access to affordable and high quality pleasure products. Our goal is to remove as many barriers to entry and accessibility as we can.”
The new BLEWIT Pleasure Trainer will be on display at the upcoming ANME show in Burbank, CA. For more information about the BLEWIT Pleasure Trainer, visit blewit.com.
About BLEWIT: Team BLEWIT aims to challenge harmful ideas about sexuality in our society by creating products that enhance sexual health, performance, and pleasure, and creating a community that welcomes open, honest, and real conversations about sex, health, and relationships. Learn more at Blewit.com and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
About CT: CT Schenk is the CEO of BLEWIT and a passionate advocate for all forms of healthy sexuality. He has more than a decade of experience in the adult industry and has served as Director of Operations of Fleshlight and CEO of Aneros, where he developed a passion for promoting open communication about sexual health and pleasure. During his time at Aneros, he received the first ever Chief Executive of the Year award from XBIZ for his efforts to make the brand a leader in the field of sexual wellness. CT is committed to confronting sexual shame and stigmas, and creating progressive pleasure products and honest conversations that improve sex lives everywhere.
Sex educator, writer, coach, and CannaSexual™ founder Ashley Manta announces a six-part CannaSexual™ workshop series designed to explore the intersections of cannabis, sexuality, and pleasure. The workshops will take place this summer at the Green House Coworking space in Los Angeles.
Manta will kick off the series with a live appearance on The Weed Show, hosted by legendary cannabis civil rights activist Charlo Greene, on May 16 at 4pm PDT. Following the live show and throughout the summer, Manta will teach workshops on a variety of topics including body confidence and sexual empowerment, hand sex for all bodies, sex toys and lube, dirty talk and sexting, and how cannabis can enhance pleasure.
“I believe that mindfully combining sex and cannabis can revolutionize your sex life,” says Manta. “I’m excited for this opportunity to teach people of all genders about finding pleasure in their bodies and using cannabis to deepen intimacy and heighten both solo and partnered sexual experiences.”
The CannaSexual™ series will feature product demonstrations and giveaways, including toys from official sex toy sponsor Fun Factory USA, lube from official lube sponsor Good Vibrations, flower and concentrates from The House Brand, and gifts from Sprig Soda. The 7/25 workshop on Sexy Supplies will also feature an interactive Sybian demonstration.
For more information about Ashley Manta and the CannaSexual™ brand, visit CannaSexual.com. To purchase tickets for any of the CannaSexual™ Series workshops, visit eventbrite. Press passes are available for journalists covering the cannabis and sexuality industries.
About Ashley Manta: Ashley Manta is a professional sex educator, writer, coach, and facilitator, and a leading expert on the relationship between cannabis and sexuality. Ashley helps people navigate these sometimes taboo topics to make sure they are interacting, loving, and feeling their best in and out of the bedroom. She has spoken at events and taught workshops at venues across the country, and recently moderated a South by Southwest (SXSW) panel on the surprising health and sex benefits of cannabis. She is a regular contributor to Leafly.com and Dope Magazine, and has appeared on Mic.com, Mashable, Refinery29, Redbook, AlterNet, and more. She can be found at AshleyManta.com and CannaSexual.com or on Twitter and Instagram @ashleymanta.
Author, podcaster, and sex educator Cooper S. Beckett announces the release of Approaching the Swingularity, a novel about a week of debauchery and drama at Aphrodite’s Resort & Spa on the Riviera Maya. The story features characters that were introduced in his first novel, A Life Less Monogamous, which was published last year.
Beckett is the founder of Life on the Swingset, a website about swinging, polyamory, and open relationships, and the host of its flagship podcast Life on the Swingset. His first book, a memoir and essay collection called My Life on the Swingset, was published in 2015 and reached #1 on Amazon.com’s sexuality bestsellers list.
Published on Beckett’s own Hump & Circumstance Press, Approaching the Swingularity tells the story of three couples and their host as they experience the unique pleasures and challenges that come with vacationing in a swinger’s paradise, from the struggle to leave problems from home behind to the quirks and perks of being the only lesbian couple in the resort to the mastery of proper orgy etiquette.
“The positive response to my first novel was so gratifying, and now I’m excited to continue the journey of those characters in a new setting,” said Beckett. “The world of Approaching the Swingularity is broader, deeper, and more complex, which allowed me to explore more of the flavors of nonmonogamy and sexuality in a way that I think readers will really enjoy.”
Approaching the Swingularity is available as an ebook and paperback today. For more information and to order the book, visit ApproachingTheSwingularity.com.
BLEWIT has won the 2017 XBIZ Award for Male Sex Toy/Line of the Year.
The BLEWIT is a masturbator with unique features including a twisted octagon shape that creates an ergonomic fit for hands of all sizes, a top cap with quick-flip suction control, and a ventilation dock for easy cleaning and drying. It was designed to create sensations that feel more like partnered sex so that it can be used not just for fun, but as a pleasure training product to help improve sexual performance through a mindful approach to masturbation.
BLEWIT launched in January of 2016 with a successful crowdfunding campaign that more than tripled its fundraising goal, and has been featured by The Daily Dot, Mashable, The Verge, Cosmopolitan, AskMen, and more.
“We’re truly excited and grateful to receive this recognition for our first product,” said CT Schenk, BLEWIT’s CEO. “The positive response to BLEWIT is inspiring and reaffirms our commitment to our mission of creating great products and honest conversations about sexuality.”
For more information about BLEWIT, visit blewit.com.
Podcast Host and Non-Monogamy Expert Debuts Novel On Swinging and Relationships
Author, podcaster, and sex educator Cooper S. Beckett announces the release of A Life Less Monogamous, a novel about being a newbie in the swinging lifestyle.
Beckett is the founder of Life on the Swingset, a website about swinging, polyamory, and open relationships, and the host of its flagship podcast Life on the Swingset. His first book, a memoir and essay collection called My Life on the Swingset, was published last year and reached #1 on Amazon.com’s sexuality bestsellers list.
Published on Beckett’s own Hump & Circumstance Press, A Life Less Monogamous tells the story of Ryan and Jennifer, a couple who find themselves at a crossroads in their marriage and sex life. A chance meeting at a party with a pair of swingers leads to a new friendship and an introduction to a different kind of relationship. Ryan and Jennifer jump into the deep end and find a better understanding of themselves, a new world of sexual exploration, and a deeper connection with friends and each other as they navigate the pleasures and challenges of the swinging lifestyle.
“I believe that this novel contains some of my finest writing on the dense topic of non-monogamy, and I’m incredibly proud to have this story out in the world,” said Beckett. “We the weirdos, the non-monos, the swingers, have been incredibly under-represented in the world of media, and that is something I hope is beginning to change.”
A Life Less Monogamous is available as an ebook and paperback today, and the audiobook version is available for pre-order. For more information and to order the book, visit ALifeLessMonogamous.com.
New pleasure products brand BLEWIT announces the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for its first product, an innovative and body safe masturbator also called BLEWIT. The campaign will officially launch January 15, 2016.
BLEWIT’s founder and CEO is CT Schenk, former CEO of Aneros, who has more than ten years of experience in the industry and was the first winner of the XBIZ Chief Executive of the Year award.
BLEWIT is a patented product that was designed to perfectly simulate intercourse and enhance a user’s overall sexual health. The twisted octagon shape creates an ergonomic fit for both left and right handed users and hands of all sizes, and the skin-soft sleeve is multi-textured for enhanced stimulation. BLEWIT has a top cap with quick-flip suction control and an air tight seal that creates a vacuum-like suction, and also includes two inner rings so users can adjust the product to their desired tightness.
“We’re excited to present our product to people, but we’re also looking to spark a larger conversation about masturbation and sexual health,” said Schenk. “There are so many harmful stereotypes and stigmas out there that we want to challenge. Masturbation isn’t something to be ashamed of, or a sign that sex with your partner is lacking. It can enhance your sex life, your overall health, and your relationships. We chose to launch our product with a crowdfunding campaign so that we can have this conversation more directly with consumers.”
About BLEWIT: Team BLEWIT aims to challenge harmful ideas about sexuality in our society by creating products that enhance sexual health, performance, and pleasure, and creating a community that welcomes open, honest, and real conversations about sex, health, and relationships. Their first product is officially launching this month, and you can learn more at Blewit.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About CT: CT Schenk is the CEO of BLEWIT and a passionate advocate for all forms of healthy sexuality. He has 10 years of experience in the adult industry and has served as Director of Operations of Fleshlight and CEO of Aneros, where he developed a passion for promoting open communication about sexual health and pleasure. During his time at Aneros, he received the first ever Chief Executive of the Year award from XBIZ for his efforts to make the brand a leader in the field of sexual wellness. CT is committed to confronting sexual shame and stigmas, and creating progressive pleasure products and honest conversations that improve sex lives everywhere.