Thursday, December 27, 2007

Buzzing in 2008

As 2007 slips away into a hazy holiday cocktail party memory, we’re now asking “What kind of New Year do you want to have?” Naturally BE has some sexy thoughts on the subject to get your creative juices flowing! Come New Year’s Eve, whether you’re cuddled up in a romantic private party for two, dancing the night away with your special someone, or quietly ushering in a new era wearing your favorite jammies, we offer these ideas from BE’s shopping categories to help buzz in the New Year - and keep it buzzing all year long!

BE Sensual – Mood enhancing candlelight sets the scene as you open Shunga’s Chocolate Body Paint . It pairs nicely with a bottle of chilled champagne! Set your artistic side free with this stunningly beautiful bottle of chocolate body paint. Write a love story on your partner’s body using the rubber quill paintbrush, and enjoy dessert together! This is our favorite product from the Shunga Erotic Art line.




And everyone knows that scrambled eggs and Mimosas are a must on New Year’s Day. This year add something to your menu from Doc Johnson’s Cocktail collection. Flavored lubricants in all your favorite cocktail recipes, without that nasty post-cocktail headache! (Psst! They're on sale!)

BE Indulgent – Resolve to love yourself! Try the beautiful B3 Onye, or give your pleasure a soundtrack with the OhMiBod, or the perfection of Jimmyjane's Form 6. Keep them all to yourself or share them with just the right someone. Each of these massagers are designed with the highest design and function standards in mind. From the budget conscious to the big spender, one of these beauties should find a new home with you! Shhh, you’re the only one who has to know that you’re keeping that love thyself resolution.

BE Daring – Ditch the grannie panties and try Dr. Laura Berman's Astrea Vibrating Panty. You'll both be shouting Happy New Year well before midnigh with its fabulous remote control providing hands free stimulation. This designer panty with beautiful stretch lace is comfortable and sexy - the mini-remote is compact and removable - and the panty is washable. The remote allows you to receive hands-free stimulation, which is perfect for when you want to have some discreet sexy fun. Your partner will love having the remote control to surprise you when you are least expecting it. (12 ft. range)

BE a Mermaid – Splish-splash in a luxurious bath with these water-friendly toys. The Vibrating Bath Scrunchie is the little micro-vibe that will scrub-a-dub-dub you all over! Ingenious idea for shower and bath time by yourself, or with a partner. Best of all, it will never call attention to itself while hanging gently in your shower. It’s simple, completely incognito, and will work you into a lather!

Or play with the whimsical creations of Big Teaze Toys: from vibrating flowers to haute couture ducks and adorable penguins. For example, the I Rub My Penguin has 8 Play Modes, including multiple speed and pulse pattern combinations to meet your different massage needs. His curved body makes him easy to hold and to choose the depth and girth that is most desirable for you! Your friendly Penguin also comes with his own decorative Iceberg Display Stand that sits on countertops or attaches to the shower wall (with included suction cups), so your new best friend is always nearby and ready to play! We’re pretty sure you’ll have more than just “happy feet”!

BE Generous – Create some good New Year’s karma and send your friends BE e-Gift Certificates.

Visit Boudoir Essentials for more ideas and sexploration.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

E-Gift Certificates. Simple & Sexy.


Rumor has it that holiday Grinches are giving shoppers the heebie-jeebies about buying gift cards and gift certificates. Apparently the aforementioned Grinches have found a way to copy code numbers from gift cards hanging on in-store racks, and then using those codes to help themselves to everything they can get their grubby little hands on.


Boudoir Essentials does offer Gift Certificates for your shopping convenience, and we assure you with 110% confidence that it would be impossible for anyone other than the gift recipient to put it to good use. Why are we different? Well, being an online retailer, each BE Gift Certificate generates a unique code that lives only in our secure database. The Gift Certificate is emailed to your giftee and the only record of that unique code in the "real world" is on their e-certificate sent to their email account.


Best of all, e-Gift Certificates are an ideal solution if you have any concerns about the UPS sleigh delivering your gift in time! You may order an e-Gift Certificate 24/7!! Right up until the very last minute!!

So if you choose to BE Generous this holiday season and purchase a BE Gift Certificate for your special someone, BFF, or everyone in your Mommy & Me club - BE confident that it will be Grinch-proof! You have our BE word on it!
One special shopping tip: If you were hoping to hand-deliver the gift certificate to your giftee but have missed shipping deadlines for a printable version - no need to panic. We recommend emailing the standard e-Gift Certificate to *yourself*and *printing it out for your giftee.* Voila! Crisis averted! Visit BE Generous to order your gift certificate now!

Monday, December 03, 2007

AFRODITE SUPERSTAR RECEIVES 7 AVN NOMINATIONS!

Hello Lovelies,

If you are a fan of sexy flix that are produced by women, about women, and for women then you are going to love this next bit of news. Candida Royalle's AFRODITE SUPERSTAR was just nominated for 7 AVN Awards (Adult Video News).

AFRODITE SUPERSTAR is the first ethnically diverse feature to come out under Femme Chocolat™, a new division of Candida Royalle's internationally acclaimed Femme Productions™. Known for pioneering the Women and Couples genre in adult films, Royalle hopes to bring the same high quality and integrity to erotic movies aimed at people of color and anyone who would prefer erotica that is more ethnically diverse. Reviews across the board have been nothing short of stellar.

The nominated categories include:
  • Best Video Feature
  • Best Screenplay - Video
  • Best Director - Video -Venus Hottentot
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Actress, video - Simone Valentino
  • Best Supporting Actor, video - Mr. Marcus
  • Best Supporting Actress, video – India

Kudos to everyone. And most especially Candida who continues to blaze her own unique trail!

xo
Proprietress
P.S. Don't forget: All DVDs are 10% off until the writer's strike is over.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

World AIDS Day|50% OFF Just In Case Compacts



Hello Lovelies,



World AIDS Day is acknowledged each year on December 1st. We've come a long way in our perception and treatment of those suffering with HIV, and lives are being extended far beyond our original expectations after diagnosis. Still, the battle is far from over.


You can read more about the global war against HIV through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Web site.



On this 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we encourage you and the ones you love to play it smart and safe by always using a condom. The Just in Case Condom Compact makes safe sex, sexy. We're taking 50% off our everday price during the entire month of December. Why? Because we love you. By the way, About.com voted the JIC one of the top sexy holiday gifts for '07.

Safe sex is the ultimate aphrodisiac!!

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress


P.S. quantities are limited...hurry!



Thursday, November 29, 2007

BE's Top 10 Gifts for an Affair to Remember


BOUDOIR ESSENTIALS IS YOUR ROMANTIC HOLIDAY HEADQUARTERS. BE is making this holiday season an affair to remember .


From alluring lingerie to sophisticated luxury bedroom toys, and sassy stocking stuffers to gift kits like the Ho Ho Holiday Kit, BE is one-stop shopping for romantic gifts that fit every style and budget. A handy gift-guide offers visitors inspiration, and BE's Wish List feature keeps track of all the sexy treats that catch her eye. She can easily email that list to her special someone as a hint of what she'd really like to find under this year's tree. When in doubt, BE Gift Certificates are available at varying levels and delivered via email with a secure unique code.

Proprietress Karyn Cooks says, "The holiday season is about showing appreciation for the one we love, and we think the best holiday gifts are the ones that keep on giving. Would you rather unwrap a new pair of fuzzy slippers or a gorgeous bottle of edible body chocolate? Only one of those will inspire romance long after Christmas morning!"

Cooks recommends dressing for the occasion in the Sexy Santa's Helper costume for ultimate impact. And if you're looking for something festive and risque, why not find somewhere sexy to hand a glass candy cane dil from Don Wands?

BE's Top 10 Sexy Holiday Gifts:

Thursday, November 22, 2007

20% off EVERYTHING - An Affair to Remember


Hello Lovelies -

We want you to BE merry, BE bright, BE sexy, BE sassy - and save money doing it! That's why this weekend we're offering you 20% off EVERYTHING in our boudoir. What's the catch? None. Zip. Nada.

Simply enter code: KISSES at checkout - any time this weekend - and your holidays will be off to a sizzling start. (fine print: one per customer. not valid with other offers or on gift certificates. valid thru 11.26.07)

From stocking stuffers and kits, to sophisticated seduction, we have your perfect gift collection in our boudoir. Make this season an affair to remember. Click here to view our Gift Guide in BE Generous.
xoxo
Proprietress




Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wish Lists | Pre-Holiday Special!

Hello Lovelies,

BE Elves are granting all your holiday wishes with 15% off any item on your BE Wish List. That's right! We'll wrap up all your cravings at these exclusive prices.


So make your list and check it twice. Then send holiday hints to your sweetie directly from your list!

Hurry! Wish List specials are only available through December 1st!

(Enter code: 3WISHES at checkout. 1 per customer. Not valid with other offers. Expires 12.1.07)

xoxo
Proprietress

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

BE is Hacker Safe

Hello Lovelies -

Just a quick note to let you know that in addition to BE already being Thawte Security Certified, and an active member of the Better Business Bureau online community, we have just been granted HACKER SAFE status. This means that the bad guys out there won't stand a chance against our super secure site. They can try, but they just can't get in.

Just another element of our BE Beliefs and Promises to always have your best interests in our hearts and minds.

Look for the HackerSafe logo on any page throughout the site. Same goes for Thawte and BBB. We want you to feel safe and sexy for your entire visit in our boudoir.

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress


FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE Generous: Visit our Gift section for more romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Get our Blidget + Write a Review

Hello Lovelies,

First things first: we made the coolest little doohickey the other day and now it's available to you. It's a "blidget" - which is a cute name for a "blog widget." If you're reading this post right now, you'll see the BE blidget at the top of the blog page.

For the uninitiated, a widget sits on your desktop, MySpace or Facebook page, or as an addition to your own blog. It continuously updates current information from the blog it's linked to. So if you took the BE blidget and added it to one of those applications, it would automatically update with our latest blog headlines. It takes one click to add it, and then your friends can add it to their pages too. Next thing ya know, you and your whole network will BE Informed with BE Buzz. :)

Next up: did you know that you can write a review of any product on BE? It's even easier than adding a blidget. (I think I just like saying "blidget" - rhymes with Gidget) Look for any product you've used at any time and click on the review text. You can rate the product with 1 to 5 stars, and add any other useful information you'd like to share with other BE visitors. Plus, we'd love to hear what you think. Talk to us - we're listening!

xoxo
Proprietress


Book a BEparty - earn rewards!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Introducing BEparty™ | Host Yours & Earn BEbucks™


SAVINGS + REWARDS FOR EVERYONE!

Introducing our ONLINE toy & lingerie parties! We know you're all familiar with the popular home parties - but BE is the ONLY site to offer hostess and guest benefits without leaving your house! And who wants to brave the mall or traffic? That'll bring out the Scrooge in even the nicest people. We know you're busy and we want to uncomplicate your life!

When you host a BEparty™ your guests use exclusive discounts to shop from their own living rooms, while you earn BEbucks™ rewards. And what would you say to free ground shipping for everyone? We'll even customize your special BEvite™ so your friends know you're their savvy hostess. Hooray!

BEparty™ is the perfect shopping event for spicy holiday gifts, bachelorette parties, or just to spread some love!


~No special attire required.
~No peer pressure at your 24-hour BEparty™.
~Everyone’s spicy purchases are private.
~Product variety & speedy shipment.
~You don't have to clean up afterward.
~No need to book a babysitter.
~No need to fill the car's gas tank.
~Shop over a latte, from work, or in your jammies.

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY BEparty™ TODAY & BE A HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS!
Click here for hosting details + benefits.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

TV Writers Strike = Better Viewing from BE!

Hello Lovelies,

By now you've all heard about the Hollywood writer's strike. And whichever side you happen to support in this negotiation, one thing is certain: TV re-runs are going to get real old, real fast! Even if you have TiVo! Ask yourself, "How many Law & Order or Raymond repeats can I tolerate before I go blind?" ( I'm missing Jon Stewart even as we speak. psst: he's taken his archived videos offline in support of the writers, so it's getting worse out there!)

So we're turning lemons into lemonade and taking 10% off our entire DVD collection. Why? Because we feel your pain and think this is a much better way to spend your evenings.

Go create your OWN reality programming!

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress


FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007 Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye. BE Generous: Visit our Gift section for more romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween Treats for Grownups


Hello Lovelies,

I heart Halloween. It brings out the kid in even the most jaded cynics because it's such a great opportunity to drop your everyday face at the door and become something else entirely.

While I was thinking about what yummy Halloween tips to share with you, some of my favorite Halloween moments rushed to mind: my little brother dressed up in my cheerleading uniform; rushing around trick or treating with a pack of neighborhood pals (followed by some naughty "TP" decoration); and more recently a beloved paramour's penchant for all things spooky.


So how 'bout creating some special grownup Halloween moments of your own? Enjoy some tasty treats that won't give you cavities or add unwanted curves down the road. Just hide 'em from the kids!

And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't make mention of our sexy lingerie options to top it all off! Why not serve up your tasty treats as a vintage Cocktail Bunny? Yummy!

Boo!
Proprietress

FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007 Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye. BE Generous: Visit our Gift section for more romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.

Friday, October 19, 2007

BE Seal of Approval | Sealed With a Kiss


Hello Lovelies,

We humbly present to you the newly minted BE Seal of Approval based on our founding principles:

SENSUAL * SERVICE * SELECTION * SHHH!

What makes BE different? We pledge to uphold these standards and let them guide us in everything we do for you. The BE seal is an emblem of our promise to you.
We will always be the antidote to superstores that overwhelm with you with too many choices, and "sketchy" sites that leave you wondering who's really behind that computer screen.
We're dedicated to helping you create and maintain a sensual life - to honoring your questions and customer requests - to keeping your personal life private - and continuing a conversation with you! And of course we do it all in a stylish environment designed for - who? - YOU!

Like Good Housekeeping and the Better Business Bureau (BE is a member), you can look for our seal throughout BoudoirEssentials.com as reminder of our promise. You'll also see it on our specially created BE Kits Click on the seal above to review our complete promise to you.

NO OTHER EMBLEM IS SEALED WITH A KISS!

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress

FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007 Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye. BE Generous: Visit our Gift section for more romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Survey + Special Offer Closes Monday. Hurry!

Hello Lovelies,

Many thanks to those of you have completed our petite customer survey. We're betting that you're already putting that secret discount code to good use. :)

For those of you who haven't taken the survey, and received that secret discount code at the end, there's still time! We're accepting responses through Monday evening, October 15th.

We really do listen to your feedback, and we really do incorporate your thoughts and suggestions. Help us build the boudoir of your dreams! Click here to begin.

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress


FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE Generous: Visit our Gift section for more romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Boy Toy | Fleshlight is Here

Hello Lovelies,

Once again, the people have spoken. You asked for more boy toys and we're gladly bringing them to you. Without further adieu, BE brings you the Fleshlight. We honestly thought men were simply asking for themselves, but it turns out that their ladies were scooping them up just as quickly for their sweeties. We learn something new here, everyday!

You can find the Fleshlight in BE for Men, along with other boy faves like the Aneros prostate stimulator, a variety of sleeves, and a collection of vibrating rings like the Neo, Screaming O, and Bong O.

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress


FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE
Generous: Visit our Gift section for more romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Pre-Order Your Holiday Gifts!









Hello Lovelies,


I realize that Halloween hasn't even come and gone - but I'm so excited about these new thoroughly giftable Holiday items that we simply couldn't contain our enthusiasm one minute longer. All three come from Big Teaze Toys new B3 Luxury line. They're the company that brought I Rub My Duckie and Super Flower Power to your bathrooms, and we think each is a perfect choice for your sexy holiday boudoir. BE One with B3 is their motto - which makes us love them even more.

The B3 Onye and B3 Tuyo come under BTT's new affordable luxury line - again perfect for a holiday boudoir! - and are a design/function home run. They're sexy, sophisticated, and not in the least bit phallic which could put the wrong kind of "kink" into your holiday gift presentation. That said, we can't stop you from getting creative with either one. Nor would we want to! Each style is available in feminine white with pink, or sultry and masculine onyx with black. They really just scream style, don't they? They even come in elegant satin-lined gift boxing that easily competes with the more expensive luxury vibes and toys out there. Again - home run gift giving!

Next up is the adorable little Paris Duck - this time all dressed up in winter white - and travel sized for easy stocking stuffing or slipping in to a larger gift box as a little something extra. Just like her older bigger cousins, she has a Swarovski crystal on her beak and a removeable maribou collar. Naturally she's a vibrating waterproof girl. Cute, cute, cute!

We recommend reserving your B3 Onye, B3 Tuyo, or mini Paris White by emailing custsvc@boudoiressentials.com. Then put them on your BE Wish List - be sure to email that list to your sweetie so they don't waste their time shopping for a new fuzzy sweater at the mall!

xo
Proprietress

FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007

Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE
Generous: Visit our Gift section for romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.




Saturday, October 06, 2007

Dear Curvy Plus Gals . . .

Hello Lovelies,

This just in: we have a new lingerie category filled with larger sizes. All our styles come from Escante who know just how to design for women with curves.


xoxo,

Proprietress
FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007.
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE
Generous: Visit our Gift section for romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.

Friday, October 05, 2007

KITS ARE HERE!

Hello Lovelies,

You asked and we listened. We've created all sorts of new kits for you to explore. Each one has been developed around a theme that you've requested, and then we hand-selected products that we thought you would enjoy in a specific collection.

What's my favorite? Well with the holidays right around the corner, I must admit I'm partial to the Ho-Ho-Holiday collection with a glass candy cane as its centerpiece. But the Luxe Life is a fantastic opportuntiy to experience luxury bedroom accessories and treat yourself, or your sweetie, to the luxury brands like Lelo you've heard so much about. And then there's the Sex & Your City that's designed around the original Vibratex Rabbit Habit that Charlotte fell in love with.

We still have pre-packaged collections from Nookii Toys (like the one in the picture at left) and Agent Provocateur's Strip Poker Kit...so really...there's something for everyone!

Which will you choose?

xoxo
Proprietress

FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE
Generous: Visit our Gift section for romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.







Friday, September 28, 2007

Reviews + Feedback

Hello Lovelies,

We are truly humbled by how many of you have shared your good wishes, encouragement, and thanks via our petite Customer Survey! We are definitely feeling the love and that just warms us up all over. :) And if you haven't take the Fall survey yet, it's open through October 15th. It's speedy quick and we'll treat you to a little discount code upon completion. Click here to take it now.
Rest assured that we read each and every survey and we will do our best to incorporate all of your suggestions.

For example, in our Spring survey many of you asked for a customer review mechanism within the product pages. Voila! It's there and super easy to use. Just log in using your BE account name (go ahead and use that sexy alias you've been itching to try out) and rate any product with stars and/or comments. Share your experiences with us and the world!

Follow these links to some of the reviews people have posted to see what yours will look like. Review #1 Sample Review #2 Sample

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress


FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE
Generous: Visit our Gift section for romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.



Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Daily Candy Feature of OhMiBod


Hello Lovelies,

Hooray! The fab ladies of Daily Candy have discovered the booty quake deliciousness of the one and only OhMiBod. If you haven't heard what all the fuss is about click here to see for yourself.

Like anything else, there are imitations out there. Pretenders to the throne. But make no mistake, there's only one OhMiBod and this is it.

While some of you may prefer getting busy to Top 40, and others to hip hop, and still others to show tunes (yes, we know you're out there!), my two favorrite personal preferences are OhMiBod'ing to Radiohead and Muse. One thing is certain: one session with your OhMiBod and your iTunes playlists will need some serious updating given its new mission of personal pleasure!

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress

P.S. What's on your OhMiBod playlist??
FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.
BE
Generous: Visit our Gift section for romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.



Superstores vs. BE Experience + Special Orders

Hello Lovelies,

Whether you're shopping for office supplies or groceries, you'll find Superstore chains and neighborhood shops who are able to meet your needs. The "big boys" carry loads and loads of products while the neighborhood shops and boutiques make personalized thoughtful choices about the items they present to you.

If you're new to the BE experience, or even if you've been shopping with us for a while, we want to assure you that we are as approachable as your favorite shop in middle of town. The one that doesn't overwhelm your senses with "too many notes" (any film buffs out there catch the "Amadeus" reference?) The one with the helpful sales clerk who always knows exactly the right product for you. The one that wraps everything up a pretty little package. That's Boudoir Essentials! And that's how we're different than those big, scary, impersonal stores.

Just like that favorite neighborhood boutique, Boudoir Essentials is happy to accomodate special orders. That's right! If you see something somewhere that we don't appear to carry - AND you know you really want it to arrive with that "specialty store" feeling you've come to ejnoy - let us know and we'll do our very best to track it down and deliver it right to your door. Maybe you just want something in a different color? Or maybe you want a different size? Don't hesitate to contact one of our talented BE associates to make your request.

"How do I do that?" you ask. Choose any of these three easy options: 1) Toll-Free at 877-4BE-TOYS 2) email: custsvc@boudoiressentials.com 3) Use the Live Help feature accessible from most pages throughout the site. Then tell us what item you simply must have and we'll go from there!

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress

FREE GROUND SHIP on orders of $75 - now through Dec. 15th, 2007
Holidays are coming! Pre-Order your affordably elegant B3 Tuyo and B3 Onye.

BE Generous: Visit our Gift section for more romantic gift ideas and sexy stocking stuffers.






Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New! Sexy Excerpts From Sexy Authors

Hello Lovelies,
Today is the first installment of our new "Sexy School". Periodically we'll bring you an excerpt from a book title in our
BE Sexpert category. From intruction to erotica - we'll give you a little taste to whet your appetite for more. And the best news? We'll take 10% off that title for a limited time.

And now - without further adieu - on to the good stuff!

The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn - By Violet Blue
(as seen in Oprah's O Magazine)


The secret is out: Women watch porn. A recent study found that one in three viewers of porn is a woman. Millions of women enjoy porn as part of their self-defined healthy sexual lifestyles--even more than use sex toys. In The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn, acclaimed sex educator Violet Blue tells women how to find porn they'll like, from favorite turn-ons and women-friendly DVDs (note: try Candida Royalle's titles) to podcasts and porn groups on the Web. She shows how to reconcile fantasy with real-life desires, and how smart girls can maintain their own beauty standards when the people on screen seem impossibly buff, smooth, and surgically enhanced. Looking for authentic sex scenes? Thinking of sharing porn with a lover? Wonder which browser is safest for Internet porn surfing? The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn has the answers.

Reviews:
"Violet Blue has done her usual outstanding job of collecting and disseminating information on nearly every facet of this complex subject. Worth reading, worth buying, worth keeping!" --Mike Ostrowski, Correspondent, Playboy

Introduction: The Smart Girls' Porn Club

I have a confession to make: I never went to journalism school to become a porn critic. While I'd had a few experiments wiht boyfriends and made some hasty rental decisions, with mixed results, I hadn't really thought of porn as being something that one would evaluate in a critical context, as in good vs. bad. Much like the words smart phone and comfortable flight, the concept of putting words good an porn together in one meaningful sentence seemed like a contradiction in terms. One thing is for sure: when they asked me to become a porn reviewer at my job eight years ago, I jumped at the chance because it gave me the opportunity to watch porn for a living. I wasn't picked for the job because I like going to work in my bunny slippers. Nor even because I like porn. (I do.) No one knows for sure how one becomes a pro porn pundit and female porn reviewer, but one thing's for certain: I do it because I enjoy explicit sexual imagery. When it's good it turns me on. And I've learned over the years that an awful lot of women are like me in that respect. Despite what anyone says about women and . . .(buy the book and read the rest!)
xo
Proprietress


Dr. Ava's Loveology University®

Hello Lovelies,

Have you visited BE's Sexpert Tips page? You'll find some great articles by Dr. Ava Cadell, Dr. Ruth, and a handy link back to our humble little blog. In addition to the wisdom Dr. Ava has graciously shared with BE, she recently launched Loveology University. Read on for details and then consider becoming a certified Loveologist! Read on . . .


Christened The Martha Stewart of Intimacy, by the press, Hollywood's Dr. Ava is a media therapist to the stars, author of seven books and a speaker who has lectured on romance, relationships, love, and human sexuality all over the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia for Fortune 500 companies, medical institutes, women’s organization and colleges.

Founder of the Loveology University® On-line University of Love Coaching, Dr. Ava has taken on the role as mentor to share her vast knowledge with students who will become Certified Loveologists.
“I want to pass on all of the valuable information I have learned from schools I’ve attended and global workshops I have given. This is the best way to guarantee my mission to promote the benefits of healthy love and intimacy around the world.”

Dr. Ava first came up with the term ‘Loveology’ when certain TV shows and networks refused to display her title Chiron as ‘Sexologist’ because they were afraid the word ‘Sex’ would offend their viewers and advertisers. It became apparent there was a need for a new word that was going to be acceptable to all audiences, so Dr. Ava trademarked Loveologist and defines it as
someone who studies the science of love.

LU’s mission is to share positive and accurate information with respect to love, relationships, intimacy and sexuality through courses, programs and products that can enrich and empower relationships. LU offers students the opportunity to advance in the field of sexual health, personal development and love coaching while implementing strategies so that graduates will gain the skills and character essential for supporting clients and creating healthy fulfilling love lives. LU is available to anyone anywhere who wants to empower themselves through knowledge.

Knowledge equals Power, Sexual Knowledge equals Sexual Satisfaction!Dr. Ava says, “I believe in celebrating our second basic instinct; sexuality, right after self-preservation, which is our first basic instinct. Sex and intimacy are the greatest gifts to give someone who is worthy of it. Here at the Loveology University® we urge people to open up their minds and hearts and give them permission to explore boundaries of what is acceptable so that we can edify and create the kind of fulfilling love we all yearn for. Learning to give and receive love is truly the meaning of life.”

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

JUST IN CASE® Hits the Runway on OPRAH


Hello Lovelies,

We've always known the fantabulous mother/daughter duo of Just in Case are as smart as they are stylish. And now Oprah and Vera Wang agree! Don't you just love the sistahs doin' it for themselves?



The Mother/Daughter founders of JUST IN CASE® hit the runway on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW September 14th.

September 2007, Los Angeles, CA. Where are the JIC founders, Marsha Bartenetti and Rachael Sudul, when they’re not spreading the word about their product
JUST IN CASE® – the first chic condom compact for women?

This week they will be on the runway showcasing Vera Wang’s new Simply Vera line of clothing for Kohl’s Department store on The Oprah Winfrey Show this Friday September 14th! The clothing line spans generations…and the two had the times of their lives!


“This was a far cry from the normal day to day business of running Just In Case!” says Bartenetti.

“The clothes were fabulous and I must say it was the best way to see Chicago for the first time!” added Sudul.


So is modeling in their future? “Well if Oprah called again, I’m sure we would, but I think we’ll stick to what we do best… spreading the word about empowering women to take care of themselves… one beautiful condom compact at a time!”

This mother-daughter team is also making waves with their line of condom compacts off the runway and will be featured in the Kenneth Cole gift tote for VIP’s attendees of the amfAR Rocks event in New York September 18th.

And as they say it best…Love Well. Love Wisely.®

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The #1 Boudoir Essential - LINGERIE

Hello Lovelies,
Want a sneak peek at our new lingerie offerings? Want a petite preview? Well because you were clever enough to find this post - you saucy little minx! - you've got a head start on what we're putting together for you. Keep in mind that we'll be adding more styles and descriptions over the course of the next few days and weeks, but some secrets are just too hard to keep. From glamour sexy, to retro sexy, to vinyl sexy - we've got you covered so you can get busy getting UNcovered. No need to thank us. That's just how we are. Delivering all the Essentials for your Boudoir!

Click here to view the collection and let us know what you think! And be sure to add your favorite styles to your BE Wish List so you can drop a little gift hint to your sweetie. Oh, and don't forget to click on New at BE for the latest additions to our other spicy boudoir essentials.
Last but not least, we're celebrating the launch of our newest category by givig YOU a gift. That's right. We'll send you a FREE GIFT with any NEW LINGERIE that you purchase before October 15th, 2007. (One per customer Ladies.)

xo
Proprietress


Monday, September 03, 2007

Vibratex + Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello Lovelies, As some of you are aware, Boudoir Essentials has always been a supporter of breast cancer related charities. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by this disease so I'd like to personally thank all those who have purchased a HINT MINT Breast Cancer Awareness Tin. Every little bit helps!
Here's another way to help in the fight! Our lovely friend Shay Martin of the world-famous Vibratex is participating in an upcoming 3 Day Walk to eradicate breast cancer. Not just as a fundraiser but as a survivor as well! Considering all the pleasure and joy Shay and Vibratex bring to the world, perhaps some of you may consider pledging a few dimes to her walking team. Read on for a personal note from Shay.

Essentially Yours,
Proprietress

Subject: Shay Martin from Vibratex says Help Me Fight Breast Cancer!

Hello Everyone,

I'm asking everyone to support me in a cause which important to me - Wiping out Breast Cancer. As a recent survivor, I've discovered that there are so many people affected one way or another by this terrible disease. Whether is it a mother, sister, daughter, business associate or friend (including men as well!) who are afflicted, everyone seems to know someone who has dealt with it. Wouldn't it be great if there was something more positive associated with cancer that connected us all together?! One way to achieve that, is by helping me to raise funds to eradicate breast cancer. .

Amanda Norton (my volleyball partner and best support buddy) and I will be walking 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for breast cancer research, treatment, screening and
also programs for underprivileged women. Our team name is "Volleyballers Spike out Breast Cancer!". Many of you who know me, know that volleyball is one of my passions. With your donation, you will be with me in spirit during the fund raising event (much easier on your feet than mine). Together we can make a huge difference!

Please go to
www.the3day.org website and donate at my web page today! An anonymous donor has graciously offered to match the donations I receive by September 30th. So this is a great opportunity to make your donation doubly powerful. Your donation is tax deductible.

click on donate - make a donation
click on the San Diego location (at bottom of the list on the left)
enter in my name - Shay Martin
click on my name when it comes up
check out my web page and our team web page
make a donation and feel good about helping!

Thank you very much for reading this long email and hopefully supporting my cause!!

Warmest wishes,
Shay