NobEssence is a wooden sex toy manufacturer. They make two of my all-time favorite toys, the Seduction dildo (jaw-dropping G-spot stimulation) and the Romp butt plug (probs my favorite butt plug), and a host of other breathtakingly beautiful pieces.

Nov 152013
Epiphora's sex toy gift-giving guide

If you ask me, sex toys are way better gifts than socks or body wash. Now I may be biased, considering I own over 400 of them and have been testing them and reviewing them for six years, but you know. The point is, I have OPINIONS about things that go on vulvas and in [...]

Aug 062013
Postcards from the Peanut Gallery: Seduction

It’s been three years since I reviewed the NobEssence Seduction (oh my god, I’m OLD), and in that time, my extreme fervor for this dildo may have gotten lost somewhere, confined to emails and little Twitter freakouts and cruel Tumblr ultimatums. But case in point: I once had a dream I got angry, accidentally broke my [...]

Dec 312011
Epiphora's best and worst sex toys of 2011

It’s almost 2012, so you (maybe) know what that means — it’s time for me to list my top and bottom toys of 2011! Remember, like last year, this list includes toys that I acquired/reviewed in 2011, not necessarily toys that were released this year. Anyway, let’s get to it! Best sex toys of 2011 [...]

Jun 102011
Review: Allure

My first wooden dildo was the NobEssence Linger, a meager yet bulbous1 little thing with a finger hole. The NobEssence Allure is like a second edition of the Linger, expanded and deluxe. The finger hole has been replaced with a G-spotting bulb, and the bloops on the shaft have been enlarged, elongated, and straightened out. The G-spotting [...]

Apr 122011
Legend for my header

Click to embiggen. Yes, my friends! The time has come! No longer will you have to slave away on the internets trying to figure out WTF that-one-toy-in-Epiphora’s-header is. No longer will you have to sheepishly email/tweet me and awkwardly try to describe the location of the toy you need identified. I took the picture that [...]

Aug 312010
Purpleheart vs. Cocobolo

These kinds of emails are the best to receive: It’s time for another round of awkward question of the day: Would you be able to take a picture of your Seduction and Intrigue? I really want both of those, but I’m having a hard time discerning between the colors of the wood from your blog [...]

Jun 222010
Woodgasm giveaway winner + a question

I had such fun with all of you throughout my Woodgasm giveaway! Especially at the bangin’ Twitter parties! Now that the festivities have wound down, I have randomly chosen a winner. That lucky winner is… Amber, who chose the NobEssence Tryst as her prize. I approve of this! Many thanks to SheVibe, who furnished this [...]