Where’s Charlotte? A Tale of Low Sex Drive & Body Image Issues

"Wanting Sex Again" book on a scale with sex toys

Where have I been? Right here. Right on the edge of this very blog, looking in, wondering what’s happened and why I can’t seem to look my blog in the eye these days. I’m racked with guilt every time I glance at the Twitter icon on my phone, wondering if people are missing me, or worse, disappointed in me. I see new emails come into my inbox, and I swipe away the notification, wondering if it’s worse to read it or ignore it (sorry to those who go ignored). So many parts of my brain have shut down lately – namely my sexuality, my self-esteem, and my ability to talk about either.

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Godemiche: What Is Body Positivity?

What is Body Positivity by My Tickle Trunk on Godemiche

Recently, I worked with Godemiche on a post to discuss the most central question within the body-positive movement: what is it??

You can read the full post over on Godemiche (and I hope you will), but here is just a sample of what body positivity can mean for you:

It’s for everyone. Loving your body is for every person experiencing self-doubt around their physical experience, and this doesn’t just mean size. Our bodies have a lot going on, and society has a lot of ingrained behavior that likes to tell us what is right and wrong – but that in itself is wrong. The only person who can decide you look good, is you.

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Opinions as Bloggers, Godemiche, and What It Means to Me

Hand holding a dildo on fire on a backdrop of a crowd with torches.

It’s taken me a while to find these words– I’m sure by the time I get around to actually posting it’ll all be very passé, but a recent social media shitstorm has served as a much-needed catalyst, causing me to reconsider my blog’s stance within the blogger community. I hit my tipping point when it was publically revealed in a viral Vice video (ugh, Vice) that the realistic Adam dildo – by UK dildo-makers Godemiche – was in fact modelled after Adam – the male co-founder of Godemiche himself.

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Review: Vixen Bandit

Vixen Bandit in Vanilla My Tickle Trunk

When it came time to select some dildos to review from the much-loved Vixen, the Mustang was the obvious choice; the adoration is yelled from the rooftops of pretty much every sex blog I’ve encountered, and mine was no different. But surely Vixen isn’t a one-trick pony, and surely there are others dildos that are worth screaming about?

Well the Bandit is aptly named, because it’s stolen my heart *groooaan*
But seriously, this toy deserves some fanfare as well; less G-spot, less squish, but extra firmness coupled significant girth and testicles? Prrr.

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The Best Types of Lingerie for Plus Size Bodies

DearLady USA lingerie plus size

We all have that outfit that makes us feel like a boss; we strut around, owning that piece of clothing and knowing exactly how good we look. But sometimes we want some of that confidence to transfer to the bedroom, where typically, clothing doesn’t have a big presence.

The bottom line is if it makes you feel good – wear it! There are NO rules, and you have every reason to wear sexy lingerie. But as a plus sized woman, staring at a wall of lingerie options can sometimes make it feel like none of it is meant for you or wants to make you feel beautiful. In those moments, it’s good to have some old faithfuls, and that’s where these might come in handy…

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Body-Positive Review: Bandelettes (+ Giveaway!)

Three colours Bandelettes in black, white and beige poking out of a black skirt on legs

Summer is such a lovely time for dresses, and even better, it’s a socially acceptable excuse to not wear pants for 3-4 months. However, the heat isn’t just in the air, it’s also between your thighs; those beautiful, thick thighs rubbing together like a cricket’s legs creates a pretty painful rash which, for the sake of simplicity and whimsy all at once, I’m going to refer to as chub rub. If you’re 18 and skinny, I don’t expect you to understand – I didn’t start getting it until I was 24 and yet also at my lightest weight ever – but this rash is more than irritating. It makes it impossible to walk; at least impossible to walk like a human – walking like a penguin? Check.

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Review: FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet

FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Vibrator in purple with a pink button

The market for ultra-powered bullets has never been more lively; it seems like the best toy you can make these days comes in a compact package with the power of an orangutan and the battery life of clock. The now-classic We-Vibe Tango seemed like the greatest early contender in its field for size, price, and power… but can it be out-done?

Not yet.

For starters, the FemmeFunn Bullet is very flexible compared to the rigid Tango – great for some, not so great for others. I for one like firmness so that I can mash down on my clit and not have to chase after the toy. The hard plastic of the Tango is good for this, but I appreciate the less pinpoint tip of FemmeFunn for those who may prefer a more rounded shape. That’s not to say it makes it any less pinpoint in sensation though; thanks to its flexible shape, it means there’s no escaping the direct power that eliminates from the tip of this bullet, and I for once can find it a bit much when partnered with a buzzier motor.

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How to Choose the Right Lube

sliquid naturals organic lube

Why use lube?

It’s a common (and incorrect) assumption that lube is strictly for those with dryness problems. While lube does add a whole new level of comfort to those who may be struggling with their own natural lubrication, it also adds excitement, texture, and flavour to any kind of sex. It can help with a too-big man, condom dryness, breakage, and just generally cutting down the time between arousal and actual lubrication (if it ever comes at all!)

But one lube does not fit all, both for bodies and for certain sexual acts, so when it comes to choosing the right lube, it’s not so cut and dry. Factors like materials, safety, flavours, allergies, sensations, and much more all come into play whether you’re choosing lube for the first time or the twentieth. In partnership with Lubezilla, I’ve created a big ‘ol guide for the safest and most sensual lubricant that fits your particular sexual scenario. Let’s start with the basics first…

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Review: Satisfy Wand by Please

Satisfy wand vibrator on bed by my tickle trunk

Talking about this wand is weird, as was naming this review. Calling it “Please Satisfy” sounds like a desperate plea for when you’re so sick of trying out bad toys that you just want this one to be different. Don’t worry; this isn’t the case.

I’ve been trying to find the words to describe this wand for a while. I first learned about the Satisfy wand by Canadian company Please while watching one of my favourite cam girls, later finding the exact toy on Come As You Are. I’m always consistently impressed by (most) wands, so I make it my mission to try as many wands of any size as I can. The fact that a Canadian company was a part of it? Especially from a Canadian brand.

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Finding Your Threesome (and More-some)

two men and one woman on a bed in a threesome

So you’ve decided you want a threesome. Or rather, you’ve decided you want a threesome and have already asked all the big questions you need to ask both yourself and your partner(s) to ensure you’re both ready. That’s an entirely different topic though; let’s assume in this case that all you’ve got left in the equation is to find the willing participant.

You could ask a friend, but if you’re like me, you have crippling social anxiety and, quite frankly, no friends you want to bang. So we turn to the magical world of online dating for ~adults~ and hope for the best. But with so many online dating options out thee, and even more popping up for the group inclined, it can be hard to know what you’re getting yourself into. Like traditional dating, there’s always the good, the bad, and the ugly with each, so I’ve tried out the top options to find your threesome (or more!)

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