Another Saturday has come round, my Dark Darlings! So you know that means I shall be sharing, not only wonderful smutty blog posts that I have read which I think you should check out, but also the workings of another wicked mind, sex blogger and toy tester extraordinaire Joanne Summers. She is also an activist against non-body-safe materials in toys & lubes – Hurrah! Unfortunately none of us could meet Joanne at Eroticon 2018 as she was unwell at the last minute, but you will feel as if you’ve chatted with her once you read this article.
- What made you decide to write a sex blog?
I started my blog out of the frustration of not being able to find reviews in the niche of Fucking Machines. After reviewing the first fucking machine I had bought I started reviewing sex toys that I owned and started to build my confidence as a writer and reviewer.
I now review anything adult related and my blog has introduced me to some very kinky sexual practices such as electrostimulation and BDSM.
As a young woman I was forever getting yeast infections and with hindsight it was down to the use of jelly sex toys as I was none the wiser at how this type of material cannot be kept clean. Knowing what I know now I want to spread the word to educate.
It still amazes me just how unregulated the sex toy industry is and I am aghast at how some of the bigger names still rely on porous materials, knowing that other safer materials are available but not caring as they are only interested in their profit margins.
One of my main aims with my blog is to educate people about body safe materials whether that be for sextoys or lubes.
- What’s behind the title of your blog or your blogging “name”?
I review under the pseudonym of Joanne Summers as I wanted an alter ego that sounded just like the girl next door and was down to earth. I opted for Joanne, as my best friend in the whole universe is a Joanne and it was a little in joke at the time I started my blog as – like me – she does like her toys so it sort of fitted. And well, I like the name.
Summers came from the name of one of my favourite TV characters in my teens – Buffy Summers. Yes I know it’s corny but it was a great show (at the time) and David Boreanaz – ooooh, many a young girl’s fantasy! So that’s where Joanne Summers came from.
- Describe your blog in a nutshell:
My blog is a mismatch of product reviews, educational articles, erotic fiction and insights into my life. I put my all into my blog and have shared some very kinky moments (and videos) on it. I do all of my own design work, coding and pictures for the blog so it really is a little piece of me.
For years I hid my disabilities on my blog but now I am open and frank about my conditions and my blog has helped me to come to terms with my worsening health.
I am now assisted by Stunt Cock (my partner) and the lovely sub ‘r’ my submissive who helps with BDSM kit reviews.
- How long have you been blogging on this theme?
I am now in my fourth year of blogging and it has been a long uphill struggle but I am finally comfortable and confident enough to let most of the anxiety of running a blog go and so I can focus on enjoying it more.
- What is your favourite type of adult toy?
Oh that is a hard question as I am into so many things. Two years ago I would have said definitely sex machines but now I’m torn between sex machines and e-stim equipment. I love hands-free orgasms and both of these types of toys allow you to just lay back and get off over and over again if you want.
- If you were sent to a desert island (with no power issues) name the 1 adult toy you’d take with you:
It would have to be the Sybian as on a desert island with power, noise wouldn’t be an issue! and that bad boy makes all your troubles melt away. I love using one and it was the first sex toy to actually cause me to squirt when orgasming.
- What’s your current sexuality? At what age did you realise this was the right ‘fit’ for you?
I am bisexual, I was always bi curious in my younger years but was brought up in a very strict religious family and I never had the opportunity to explore that side of my sexuality. Once married though I experimented in my twenties and realised that I like the best of both worlds.
- What’s your preference – naked or “dressed up” for sex? If dressed up, how so?
Another great question, I prefer dressed up as I have lots of curves, lumps and bumps LOL. Dressing up gives me confidence, I know it is silly but that is just how I am. I love leather, PVC and also lacy things so I am often in a mismatch – looking like a cross between a dominatrix and playmate.
- Is there a kink or fantasy you’re yearning to try?
I have lived out all of my kinkiest fantasies and have done most things in the past. I revisit my favourites but mostly I fantasise about my experiences and ways of tweaking them to make the activities even hotter.
- Name the fictional being or species you’d most like to have an encounter with:
Dragons, I have always had a thing for dragons and I guess the domination aspect of a Princess interacting with a powerful beast touches on my submissive side. I often used to masturbate in my younger years living out dragon fantasies so if I could have an encounter with anything it would be huge, scaly and breathe fire.
Posy says: I can see from your comments, that you have been enjoying Dragon Tale – my ongoing sexy saga!
- Anal sex – Meh or Yay?
Oh hell yes, with the correct warming up and lube of course. I used to hate it as it was painful but that was because of what I didn’t know (but do now). If I could offer two bits of advice they would be:
- use lots and lots of good quality body-safe lube
- warm up with fingers and toys first before taking it gently.
- Sex needn’t always be serious – do you have a funny moment to share?
When I was courting I was in my bedroom with my fiance (at the time) making out and we were playing hide the bullet vibe, if you know what I mean. Anyway to cut a long story short I hid the bullet vibe deep inside me vibrating away when my mum suddenly burst into the room.
I shut my legs and stood up blushing profusely with the vibe still buzzing away. My mum’s chin hit the floor followed by the vibrator – that dropped from between my legs and proceeded to walk across the floor towards her! She quickly left the room closing the door but tea that evening was a very uncomfortable experience! LOL.
- Sexting – love it or hate it?
Not really my thing; now naughty phone sex, that’s another matter. I must be showing my age.
- Which mainstream film depicts your favourite erotic scene?
It may be an unusual choice but it would have to be Deadpool. The sex scenes are funny and unusual in that I have never seen another mainstream film that touches on pegging so I love it. A close second would be the sex scene in Team America as that had me almost wetting myself.
- Do you watch porn?
I watch a lot of porn when I masturbate and enjoy lots of different genres.
- Nominate your favourite adult film:
It is a really old series that we used to rent on VHS when we lived in Germany and it is called Excuse Me. It features an old guy called Harry who approaches random women and asks them to go back to his hotel room to strip and model for him for cash. Its corny and he rarely gets his end away but it’s just so naughty and it definitely has a nineties vibe to the series.
- Before you go, please tell us 1 adult blog (aside from yours) which we must add to our reading list:
Check out Kinky Kitten Kim, she does some fantastic reviews and I have been lucky enough to have actually met her at a trade show and she is lovely.
Thank you so much Joanne for sharing your more ‘private’ side with me and my Dark Darlings! Here are the blog links which grabbed my attention this week – do please visit them and then browse around these talented bloggers’ sites.