Tag Archives: Safety

Answerin’ Emails: “Torpedo Dick” has Condom Issues

12 Sep

Hi Sandra.

First, THANK YOU for the podcast – I started listening after being a loyal nerdist listener, and it’s been informative and fun!

I read your blog post about the Kimono microthin condoms and wanted to ask a question.

My partner and I are having a LOT of problems finding the “right” condom because of my shape.

I have what she calls “Torpedo dick”, with a relatively narrow head and a very thick base. I don’t think I’m extremely big (5-6″? ish?). Because of that we’re having a lot of issues with slippage, bad fits, and lack of sensation.

THE QUESTION: Would you suggest the Kimonos as an option, or is there another brand / type you think would work?

We’ve tried the Durex large and the Lifestyles Skyn large – neither were satisfactory.

Click for my Answer!

Anal Safety 101: No Base, Without a Trace

2 Jul

Recently, Scientific American published a story on sex toy safety, written by Regina Nuzzo. It confirmed my sneaking suspicions. The number of people losing objects in their asses is on the rise.

I can understand why. With American sexuality coming out of the dark ages and into a kind of exploratory rennaissance, more and more people are discovering what their backdoor nerve endings can offer in the way of excellent sensation.

The article had this to say about who was most likely to visit the ER:

“…according to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy—most often, people in their 30s who needed help retrieving their vibrator or dildo. In 2007 alone about 900 people had injuries severe enough that they were admitted to the hospital to remove a foreign body from their rectums.”

It goes on to say that the numbers are most likely much higher, as these figures are only from people who actually admitted that they were exploring their backdoors for pleasure. I CONCUR! The shame so many feel when it comes to this perfectly normal behavior is astonishing at times.

I look forward to the day when wayward toys & household items lost in the digestive black holes of the hard working American is a thing of the past. (Unless it’s intentional, like poor Mr. Ryan Dunn)

However! Unless basic ass play safety is absorbed into the mainstream consciousness, our fantastic sexual Renaissance will lead to a whole bunch more “oh shit” moments (so to speak).

Here’s a PSA I created to help things along. Please pass it around. Only you can prevent Anal Emergencies. #The more you know



P.S. If you’re in Los Angeles, come out and support the July 8th Live Sex Nerd Sandra Podcast Show! We’ll be talking all about the G-spot in the most irreverent way possible. CLICK HERE for Tickets & Info!


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