Penetralia

A now-defunct wooden sex toy manufacturer. They sure weren’t around for long.

Epiphora's best and worst sex toys of 2012

Epiphora’s best and worst sex toys of 2012

[Check out my annual best/worst tag for older and newer lists!] Ahhh, yearly traditions! As 2012 comes to a close (how did that happen, though, seriously?!), the time has come for me to recount my most loved and most hated sex toys that I tried this year. As in 2011 and 2010, I’ll first list the best/worst toys, then give out faux awards such as “Most Heinous Battery Compartment” and “I Risked My Life For You; You Are Welcome.” Don’t forget to comment with which toys you loved and hated this year! Best sex toys of 2012 Crystal Delights Crystal Twist — I thought I’d felt it all, especially when it came to glass dildos. I had not. The Crystal Twist is an . . . read more

Review: Penetralia Number 23

Review: Penetralia Number 23

The Number 23 is not, as you might think, a psychological thriller starring Jim Carrey, but instead a wooden dildo made by Penetralia. That’s good news, since I don’t think this dildo is quite capable of handling the responsibility of being the cause of all things in the universe. It’s an okay dildo, but it’s not that good. The Penetralia Number 66 blew my mind, so standards were high coming into this one. Like the 66, the 23 comes in an epic wooden tube that ties shut with a piece of leather. Unlike the Number 66, the Number 23’s edges are rounded and nicely curved, although you can tell the shape is slightly imperfect. The coating also isn’t as thick as on a NobEssence piece, but . . . read more

Penetralia wooden toy winner

Penetralia wooden toy winner

Thank you all for making my Penetralia giveaway a rousing success! I’m so thrilled to be the first one to give away a piece from such an up-and-coming  manufacturer. And a beautiful wooden piece, no less! The winner is… Eli! With a choice between Number 66, Number 28, Number 23, and Number 33, Eli chose Number 66. Taking after me, I see?! Much thanks to SheVibe, where the Penetralia line is carried exclusively, and of course to Penetralia for being badass in general. What should I give away next? Pray tell, peeps!

Win a Penetralia wooden sex toy!

Win a Penetralia wooden sex toy!

When do you ever get the chance to own a gorgeous, handmade sex toy before practically anyone else? When I’m here to help you out, duh! I recently got my hands on some pieces from brand new wooden sex toy manufacturer Penetralia. After falling in love with their Number 66 dildo, I needed to share my excitement with you fine people. So, I’m giving away a Penetralia piece — whichever one the winner desires — thanks to SheVibe, where the Penetralia line is carried exclusively! Left to right: Number 66, Number 28, Number 23, and Number 33. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Winner must be over 18 and live in the U.S., UK, Canada or Australia. Winner will be chosen randomly. The prize may take up to . . . read more

Review: Penetralia Number 66

Review: Penetralia Number 66

Aside from a handful of super indie manufacturers and some really sad bigwig attempts, wooden sex toys have primarily been the domain of NobEssence for quite some time now. But there’s a new brand on the block, and it’s called Penetralia. Usually new sex toy manufacturers make me yawn, but not this one. I love wooden toys and I will put them ALL INSIDE OF ME. With wood, I am shameless. Which reminds me — I love the name Penetralia. It sounds chic, but it’s also in-your-face (or as my friend put it, “it is crass and fancy”). Like, make no mistake, these toys are going to PENETRATE YOU. But… elegantly. Fully expecting the Penetralia Number 66 to come haphazardly wrapped in bubble wrap or tissue paper, . . . read more