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Trojan Vibrations Giveaway

by Meghann on August 29, 2012

Oh man, am I really going to write a post about vibrators?

Well, I guess I am the girl who ran a 5k naked, pretty sure no one would put this one past me.

Just be warned, if you are related to me – or are about to be related to me – I would stop reading right now. Don’t say I did not warn you.

Alright. Where should we begin?

Oh, yes. BlogHer 2012.


I’m not sure if we have the 50 Shades of Grey hysteria to thank for this or what, but personal pleasure devices were all the rage at the expo at BlogHer this year. There were a few companies in attendance, but it was the Trojan booth that caught my attention first. Maybe it was the well-known name, the fact that they were at a blogger conference, or their ideal booth placement (they were right by bag pick-up), but I was intrigued. I pulled a few friends over expecting some free condoms, but instead we were introduced to Trojan’s new Vibrations line.


We spent 10 minutes listening to the guy’s sales pitch for the new Pulse Intimate Massager from the Vibrations line.

  • 6 settings-3 speeds and 3 pulse patterns
  • High-quality, soft silicone tip
  • Waterproof, durable and easy to clean
  • 1 AA battery included
  • Discreet, fits in the palm of your hand
  • Can be found at your local drug store starting at $29.99


As well as the Tri-Phoria Intimate Massager

  • 8 settings – 5 speeds and 3 pulse patterns
  • 3 high-quality, interchangeable tips for multiple sensations: 1 soft silicone domed tip, 1 soft silicone flickering tip, 1 hard stimulator tip
  • Waterproof, durable and easy to clean
  • 1AA battery
  • Can be found at your local drug store starting at $39.99

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Then we gladly accepted the free vibrators he offered. Free vibrators?! Clearly my favorite item of swag from the entire conference.

Do you know what I enjoyed most about the Trojan booth? There was no giggling, no “OMG – gasp – this stuff is dirty,” and no beating around the bushes – they were there to discuss vibrators and how keeping it interesting in the bedroom is not a bad thing, it’s an empowering thing (amen!).

It was really refreshing talking to their team and not feeling ashamed about any of the questions that I had. They welcomed all questions, never blushed, and kept the mood light and fun. It actually reminded me of one of those “pleasure parties” (think Pampered Chef party, only with sex toys instead of kitchen tools), which is about the only place I’ve ever seen a group of women really open up about all the fun “toys” out there.

It’s funny how stigmatized this topic is even though it really shouldn’t be. Part of an overall healthy lifestyle, is a healthy sexual relationship. I think the two go hand-in-hand. Trojan has always strived to normalize topics such as sex, pleasure and vibrators; which I appreciate. If you’ve never explored Trojan’s website – I would suggest checking it out (maybe once you’re at home, on your personal computer), lots of great information on there. I was particularly fascinated by the history of vibrators. Did you know vibrators could be traced back to the fourth century B.C. when Hippocrates claimed a lack of sexual intercourse could lead to “hysteria”? Apparently sexual intercourse or “stimulation of the clitoral area” was the only known cure. See – fascinating.

Did anyone stumble upon any of the Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts in Manhattan – the largest-ever vibrator giveaway of its kind (10,000 Trojan vibrators) – last month?

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Yes, hot dog carts with vibrators instead of hot dogs. Talk about an ironic marketing campaign. Well done, Trojan.

The huge popularity of the pleasure carts proved that sex and pleasure have gone mainstream, and ultimately points to an increased usage in sexual health products. I’m sure people were questioning why the carts (or even the booth at BlogHer) were so out in the open, but I bet that didn’t stop them from taking one.

My new vibrator made it home safe and sound from BlogHer. Yes, I used it, and, yes, I was a fan. (How could I not be?) Ain’t no shame in that. I actually like how discreet the little device is (fits in a small purse – no problem), the low price point (starting at $29.99), and the fact you can find these in your local drugstore (no need to go to a “special” store to purchase). Personally, I think Trojan is onto something here.

Though, I still have no comment for this particular commercial.

Okay, THAT made me laugh.

Giveaway Time!

Alright, who’s ready to win their own set of the Trojan Vibrations Pulse and Triphoria?!

I’m a little nervous doing this giveaway, but I had a few people say they would enter so I figured why not. I’ll be moderating comments on this, so let’s keep it clean please. I will also make sure to contact the winner privately and discreetly.

Since there was some concern from people wanting to enter this giveaway privately, I’m trying a new giveaway widget called the “RaffleCopter” for this. It’s fairly simple to use, just enter your name and email address and answer the question “Are you ready to win?” This is my first time testing this widget out on my blog, but I have used it to enter giveaways on other blogs and always found it was fairly easy to use.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends Friday evening at midnight.

Good Luck!

1 Ashley August 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I LOVE that there are 43 entries but not a single comment on this post. πŸ™‚

2 Ashley August 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Ugh, sorry! I spoke too soon and apparently jinxed the happiness. Bummer.

3 Krystina August 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I think the idea of this giveaway is awesome, but this is your professional website, did you really need to include the tidbit that you masturbated? I think it would be insinuated without having to spell it out. Remember, you’re an ambassador for some big companies and others are reaching out to you every day. None of those companies need a visual of you using a vibrator.

4 Carolyn August 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I don’t think it’s a problem – most giveaways are tried by the blogger. Wouldn’t it be odd if she gave away a protein powder she never tried herself?
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5 Krystina August 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Are you seriously comparing sex toys to protein powder right now?

6 katie August 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

well both give you a boost in energy…..

7 Katie @ Year of Katie August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Hahahah here here!
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8 Anne Weber-Falk August 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

HA!! Love it!

9 Brandi@StringCheeseRunner August 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Bahahha! Yes ma’am they do!!
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10 Carolyn August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Yes, I seriously am. Would you prefer a new Gu flavor or some Bic Bands?
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11 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

First of all, I never said I masturbated – there you go drawing your own conclusions. Second of all, the “first of all” was a really bad joke – I’m sorry if no one gets my sense of humor. πŸ™‚ Third of all, I hate referring to this blog as a “professional website” yes, it’s a big part of my profession, but it’s also where I kick back and lay it all out there (most of the time unfiltered) When I work with companies, they already know my personality and appreciate my honesty and ability to keep it real. Like, you know, admitting I actually used their product.

12 Becky August 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm

First of all, it’s not clear that she masturbated. She and her fiancee could have used the vibrator together. And secondly, why is it a problem for a company to know that somebody masturbates? She didn’t post photos of her using it, and she didn’t describe anything that would be embarrassing or inappropriate. Masturbation is common and normal. I applaud Meghann for stepping up and talking about this so directly.

13 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thank you, Becky. It looks like we were thinking the same thing. πŸ™‚

14 Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets August 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I had to pass this comment to a friend on how ridiculous it was. The whole point of the post was to say that it shouldn’t be a big deal and here she is trying to shut it down. It’s just sex, everyone does it. I think it was awesome you wrote this, because our society is filled with so many complete prudes, its embarrassing that I am part of it sometimes.

Go Meghann. This post made me like you even more than I already did!
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15 Therese August 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Cara, I couldn’t get your comment out of my head. Please know that being “open minded” like so many comments are saying, yet calling someone a “prude” for being uncomfortable with this post isn’t congruent. Would I post something like this on my blog? Absolutely not. Will I stop reading Meghann’s blog because she did? No!

16 Therese August 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm

(part 2) My husband was once in a work environment where women talked openly about things like masturbation in the company of married men. It fueled my husband’s addiction, led to an affair, and broke my heart.

17 Therese August 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

(part 3) I am NOT saying that women who use these products are husband-stealers. I AM saying that I have very strong opinions about the sacredness of sexual relationships and that may make me a “prude” in your book. But please refrain from name-calling when someone shares a differing opinion!

18 Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets August 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Definition of prude: A person who is or claims to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity.
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19 Therese August 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

If that’s the definition of prude, than I can hardly say I qualify. I’m the most jaded person ever and nothing related to sex surprises me anymore. As for nudity, I’m a nurse. I see it on a daily basis. Old news. Truly not trying to offend you, just asking you to refrain from name calling and making assumptions!

20 Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets August 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I was trying to make the point was that I didn’t think it was name calling. However, I do not think what I said was contradictory at all. We do live in a society of prudes (I actually took a class on this in college, it was very interesting) and I do find that being a part of this culture is sometimes embarrassing, as is many other things our society does sometimes. I think that everyone should be more open about sex, and blog posts like this really open the discussion up rather than shut it down. I do not think me stating the facts that we live in a prude society is shutting this conversation down and being close minded.

Were you the original one to comment about this (Krystina) but then respond with another username? so confused.
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21 Therese August 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Oh okay thanks. The definition without the explanation confused me. I’ve never heard the word “prude” used in a non-offenseive way before. I’m intrigued that you took a whole class about it!

And no, my only comments on this post have been directly in this thread as a response to you. Not sure which comment you’re talking about? Comparing sex toys to protein powder? Definitely not me! haha.

22 Krystina August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

You seriously banned me from your blog, Meghann? Get a life.

23 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I did not ban you. You used a new email address, so you went into the pending file as a “new commenter” All new commenters are placed in the “pending” folder until I click approve. I checked my spam folder and didn’t see anything else from your email or name, so I’m not sure what else you were trying to post that didn’t go through.

24 Emily August 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Sounds like you could use a little stress-relieving toy in your life, Krystina. πŸ˜€
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25 Meg August 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Bazinga! And nice job, Meghann, on creating some positive “buzz” for this product! πŸ™‚

26 Camile August 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Amen!!! Meghann, I think this post was completely professional and tasteful. You didn’t go into detail and you are posting about something that is a huge part of life for EVERYONE. I applaud your honest and candor!

27 Katie @ Year of Katie August 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Oh man, I really disagree! I think it’s awesome to be open about stuff like this! Meghann’s blog is about health, and sexual health is important too! Personally, I think the embarrassment around masturbation and women being sexually satisfied is something that needs to be changed, and one step towards that change is open discussion.

Furthermore, I’m sure Meghann doesn’t want to be involved with companies that would forgo business with her on the basis of her honesty on a blog that has always been totally honest!

Also, saying “I used the vibrator” is not nearly the same is giving a visual.

Go Meghann! Awesome give away, and even if you didn’t mean it like this, what an excellent feminist post!
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28 Amanda August 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Katie, I totally agree with you! Health is health – no matter which way you spin it! And the majority of women are either sexually active with themselves or a partner – let’s be real! Meaghann I commend you for having the balls to be so open! I think this post is awesome, and this giveaway is awesome! Oh, and you’re pretty awesome too!
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29 Rachel Wilkerson August 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I would find it kind of unprofessional if she didn’t review the product and was too embarrassed to admit she used it; that would kind of go against the whole spirit of this post, no?
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30 M August 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm

EVERYONE MASTURBATES whether it be your fave blogger, your boss, or your parents. It’s healthy and normal.

31 Alicia August 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Everyone effing masturbates. You masturbate, Krystina. What is the problem. I don’t see it.

Good job Meghann!

32 Anne @strawberryjampackedlife August 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Whenever you say “discreet” and “fits in your hand”, I’m imagining somebody getting their kicks while riding the bus to work.

33 katie August 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

don’t listen to the haters. this is YOUR website do whatever YOU want with it. to the people who are knocking it, obviously have never tried it, which is too bad for them. i hope i win and if i do you can put my picture up, i would be super proud and pumped with win this give away.

34 Anna Portman August 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I see nothing wrong with this post. I am proud of you for doing this and not being shy about it. Every creature on Earth is a sexual being, no need to hide that. Plus, this is a healthy living blog and in my mind, sexual living is healthy if practiced safely. It’s actually very good for the mins, body and soul. With that said, I entered the giveaway, I’m not ashamed to admit it and I hope I win. My husband would love it as well! πŸ˜‰

35 Adrienne August 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I can’t believe how much crap Meghann gets on some of the posts she writes. She’s just being open and honest…and the personal recommendation helps a lot, I think. Honestly, she says a lot of things that I wish I could say out loud!

36 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Thanks, Adrienne. This comment means a lot. πŸ™‚

37 Nicole August 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Actually, I think the recommendation would be a lot more helpful if we knew how Meghan thought this vibrator compared to others. Although, I’m sure it would take all of five seconds on Google to find such reviews…

38 @stephcherkezian August 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I totally loved this post, well done! I’m happy you wrote it and put it out there. And I entered the giveaway – woo!

39 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run August 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This post is great Meghann! Good for you. Now, for the “discreet and fits in your purse” part – I’m not sure I’d be bringing that out of the house with me. πŸ™‚
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40 Michelle August 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Don’t lie, I know if you won you would bring that thing EVERYWHERE. People would start saying, “Man, why is Paula so happy all of the time?” Meghann and I would know the truth.

That said – I really don’t know why people are getting their panties in a wad on this topic. Maybe they all need to win the vibrator? Jeez.
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41 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run August 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Alright then. Get ready for the most awkward girl’s night ever!
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42 Michelle August 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Awkward…or awesome….lol.
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43 Lizz August 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Meghann, well done! I appreciate your honesty and sense of humor, especially with *ahem* touchy subjects (no pun intended). You put a disclaimer on the top and made it clear what you were writing about long before you gave any specifics. 115 people have entered so far…clearly not everyone is a hater πŸ™‚ You rock!

44 Jennifer L August 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Way to go with an open post on a topic some people clearly can’t handle! What a repressed nation we are πŸ™‚
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45 Laura August 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Loved this post and I definitely entered!!! πŸ™‚

46 Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss August 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Meghann, as someone a little older than you (I’ll be 41 in October), I’ve visited slightly sleazy “toy” stores for my vibrator needs. (And I once attended a “pleasure party” at a friend’s place.)

I think it’s fantastic that these Trojan Vibrations are available at the local drugstore, because you’re right β€” there should be no shame in sex.
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47 katie August 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Arlene, i had a similar experience. i went to a shop and thought, ok im going to go early because then maybe there wont be any weirdos (i know sex isnt weird but come on there ARE SOME), and let me tell you, one has not lived until you’ve seen a middle aged white man buying a fake butt to have sex with at 11am on sunday morning.

48 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

haha Best. Comment. Ever.

49 katie August 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

i forgot to mention he was with a woman, im assuming his GF/wife? and i thought… wait? she HAS a butt, why is he buying another BUTT? what a waste of money….

50 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Hey, whatever works for them. No judgement here. πŸ™‚

51 Becky August 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

This is definitely the greatest comment I have ever read on a HLB.

52 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I have no words for this comment. I’m dying of laughter right now! I had a similar experience the one and only time I was in an adult sex toy shop/place. A 40 something, obese white guy pushing around a shopping cart full of S&M paraphernalia. Still disturbs me to think of it…
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53 Nikole August 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Is it bad that the weirdest part of this story to me is that the place had shopping carts? How big was it and seriously do they sell in bulk? Haha…like the Costco of adult toys!

54 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Not at all, that was my thought exactly. A shopping cart?! really??

55 Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss August 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

That is great. I didn’t see anything that weird while I was there.
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56 Courtney August 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

This. This wins.
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57 Molly August 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

You go girl- seriously, I commend you for being you and just going for it. Always. That’s what I like most about your blog, and liked most about you when I met you in Chicago a couple summers ago for HLS. You are genuine, and don’t let anyone stop you from being otherwise.
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58 Catherine August 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I like seeing this giveaway on your blog. Sex is part of a healthy, fun life…. so shouldn’t this be on a healthy living blog??? Good job πŸ˜‰

59 Theodora August 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I love that you actually did this post.
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60 Jamie August 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Sign me up for the win!!!!! I’m not shy!

61 Nikki @ NiftyEats August 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Great post, I saw it on fb and it made me giggle…thought it was a joke at first. There is no shame in posting a giveaway like this. I went to a Pleasure Party once, though awkward at first… it turned into a fun girls event. Learned some new things and won some prizes. haha πŸ˜›
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62 emily August 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I seriously love you for writing about sex in a normal, funny, healthy manner. Because that’s what sex is – normal, healthy, and sometimes pretty damn funny!
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63 Crissy August 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

LOVE this post. LOVE this giveaway. Thanks for ALWAYS keeping it real!

64 Elizabeth August 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I have to back up what most of the comments have already said- it’s healthy to be open about sex. Everyone does it (or should be doing it), it’s one of life’s greatest pleasures, yet we’ve buttoned ourselves up so tightly about anything even remotely sexual. We can laugh at Seth Rogan’s relentless sexual innuendo, we can pass Victoria’s Secret ads without batting an eyelash, but god forbid a blogger admits that she tried out a new vibrator. It didn’t phase me at all when I read that you had, and was surprised as I scrolled through the first string of comments. It’s a shame that masturbation is so shut away most of the time, and good on you for your honesty!

65 Caitlin August 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Awesome post! Love that you tackled something like this so openly and honestly πŸ™‚

66 Cindy August 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thank you for being open and honest about a product that generally doesn’t come up in everyday casual conversation. πŸ™‚
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67 kalli August 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

best giveaway ever!

68 Sarah D. August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Love this post and the giveaway. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

69 Tiffany August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

You go girl.

70 Amy Beth August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Love this!! I have a box of tricks and this will gladly join the other battery operated items!! If it weren’t for sex none of us would be posting!! We wouldn’t be here!!! Ha

71 Emily August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Go Meghan!!!!

I used to work for UndercoverWear, one of the home party places like you mentioned. You would be shocked how many women are afraid to talk about sex, even with THEIR OWN PARTNERS!! I’m applauding you today for putting yourself out there. I’ve been a reader and a fan for years, but now I officially love you. Sex talk should be an empowering discussion. I think you posted this with a professional and down-to-earth attitude. Bravo!
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72 Rachel Wilkerson August 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Just wanted to +1 everything people were saying above — love this post and I’m so happy you went there! Sex is part of healthy living and it’s great to see it on an HLB!
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73 Katie @ A Full Plate August 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I am so glad you actually did a post on this! As everyone else is saying I’m applauding your ability to be so open and honest. That one commentor needs to CHILL OUT. I don’t see how you could not read this post and immediately say “A. MEN.” Although I’m not going to be writing about anything sexual on my blog anytime soon I am very open around my friends about sexual health and feel it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I agree with you in that it goes hand in hand with an overall healthy relationship. Great post!
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74 Erin August 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Way to go Meghann!!
I think it’s awfully brave of you to open up about this! I can’t understand how people would take this offensively…shouldn’t everyone be entitled to having good sex!?
let them haters hate girl!
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75 The Many Thoughts of a Reader August 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

ha. nice. and i am dying at a fake butt on sunday morning.
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76 Courtney August 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Meghann, totally an echo at this point, but this post rocks. As soon as I read the first couple of lines, I was thinking

I think it’s commendable and totally freaking awesome that you were open about this topic. Sexual health and experimentation are not dirty subjects, though they’re far too often treated as such. Kudos to you for wanting to write about the world’s best freebie and for not censoring yourself.

I think it’s especially badass because I feel like many healthy living blogs often fall into a rut where posts can either get a bit boring and repetitive, or sales-y as bloggers review products – this is honest and open, and it sure as hell isn’t boring. πŸ™‚ Two thumbs up!

77 jenny August 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Go, Meghann! I really DON’T get why people are so hush hush about this. I love this post!!!! πŸ˜€

78 Laura August 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Gasp!!!! You have SEX with your fiancΓ© AND masturbate?!? how dare you!! I’m never using one of your oatmeal recipes or workout tips again!!! How DARE you!! {enter sarcasm} kudos to you for doing this post and owning your womanhood and sexuality πŸ™‚

79 Melissa August 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

You rock! It’s refreshing to see someone being open about sex, it’s a normal thing every human being. I agree, it’s nice to be able to buy these “toys” in a drugstore and not a porn shop with creepies.

80 Karen August 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I was so excited to enter the contest that I did so without reading the final line of your post. πŸ™ No Canadians allowed. Bummer.

81 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Sorry, Karen. πŸ™ Those were the rules Trojan gave me.

82 Rebecca August 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I double boo Karen’s comment! No Canada vibrator love? Darn!
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83 Amanda August 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Meghann, I’m a long-time reader, and I’ve always loved your blog. This just affirms my love for Meals and Miles. Thanks for posting and reminding everyone that healthy living is more than food and exercise! =)
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84 Meghann August 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Thank you, Amanda. πŸ™‚

85 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

If this giveaway was open to Canadians I would definitely be entering!

Glad to see you’re doing this giveaway Meghann, of course sex is an important part of healthy living.
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86 Nicole August 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I’m proud of you for posting this! I agree that a healthy sex life is part of a healthy life in general. Don’t let the negative comments get you down πŸ™‚ And if you do get down, we all know you have something that will perk you right back up!!

87 Rae August 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Nicely done Meghann. I will admit that I don’t always agree with everything I see on the HLB world, but I feel that you consistently take risks (Naked 5k, vibrator gievaway) that may see some flack and are controversial, but you address them in such a way that encourages personal expression and frank discussion. I applaud your willingness to go out on a limb rather than stay mainstream and “safe”. Nice job!
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88 Sonia the Mexigarian August 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I generally lurk on your blog, but had to comment today since it’ such a fun topic and important too. I love your honesty. I think you would love the honesty and openess of one of my favprite “pleasure party” hostesses Chrystal B. . I have been to several parties with her and they always fun and informative and eye opening.

And posts like yours and hers bring to light that yes, we woman are sexual beings, yes, we use toys either by oursevles or with our partnes, and yes, it’s all good as consenting adults πŸ™‚ It’s not something to be ashamed about at all, and the more we openly talk about it, the less the stigma on women and the sexual aspects of our lives. People are entitled to their opinions and your are entitled to write your thoughts on the open and public platform of a blog, for which I am thankful for.

I am now going to check out your naked run post because that sounds like fun. πŸ™‚
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89 Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat August 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm

“There was no beating around the bushes” so to speak…great giveaway!
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90 Dorre August 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Awesome post … I was at the “hot dog” carts in the city it was sooo fun and really girl power oriented…

91 Sara@RunningInPinkProject August 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Good for you for posting this review. πŸ™‚
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92 Cate August 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Don’t know if I’ve ever even commented but… this. is. AWESOME! Good for you for hosting this giveaway and being honest about your thoughts on the matter!!

93 RunEatRepeat August 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I’m not entering the giveaway because of the ‘fits in your purse” thing. I want it to barely fit in a duffle bag…

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94 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep August 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

This is amazing! Haha!
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95 Rachel Wilkerson August 29, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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96 Anne P August 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

LOL! This is why I <3 you.
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97 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep August 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I love that you posted this, and I really cannot stop laughing about the fake butt comment. Made my day!

Seems as though some comments come from woman who are still ashamed to get theirs on their own!
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98 Kristin August 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Thank you for openly and frankly discussing this. We shouldn’t be shamed for something that is natural. Women have sex and like to orgasm *feigns shock* Seriously this is nbd. Men are allowed to frankly discuss sex. No one bats an eye when they buy hustler and playboy but oh my a women actually admits to have sexual desire, people freak out. We need more posts and discussions like this.

99 jane August 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

haha LOVE it!!!

100 Courtney August 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm

YOU are seriously THE BOMB dot COM! You have moved up to a new level of AWESOME, Meghann! LOVE YOU, THANK YOU!
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101 Sloane @ Life Food and Beer August 29, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I don’t know which one I like more. Your post or reading the comments πŸ™‚ I love how people get so upset about someones PERSONAL blog.
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102 Kelly August 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

What’s the difference in buying a vibrator or other toy and reading the 50 Shades books? Gets the same result…hot sex! Go Meghann!! The first adult toy party I had I invited 30 people and 45 showed up. I have a VERY small home. Everyone had a blast and was SHOCKED that my mom was there. Mom and Dad like sex too!

103 Wendi August 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Meghann, you are probably the most liberal HLB that I read, which is why I keep coming back to your blog. Thanks for not being uptight and rude with any of your posts. You’re a very open and personal individual, which is why I think you have such a huge following!

104 Jaimie August 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I’ve read every post of your blog for at least 2 years and I’m not sure I’ve commented more than once before. I’m coming out of the proverbial closet though to say major kudos to you for this post. I don’t think women do themselves any favors by not talking about this kind of thing and I’m glad you’ve opened the conversation!

105 cristina August 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

This is my favorite blog and I find it so sad that people take the time to read and comment on stuff they find offensive. If something bothers me then I skip it. The “get a life comment” was pathetic and im glad your response to it was so eloquent. Good for you for being classy!!!

106 Meghan August 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Yay for self indulging in more then one way!
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107 Laura August 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

GASP. Haha. I had to do a double take when I saw that blog title. Go, girl! Way to do exactly what all those talks at BlogHer were talking about when they said “find your voice” and stick with it. I LOVE that you brought this up. Too many women are afraid to talk about their sexual health! I say down with the stigma. Kudos, girl. Don’t let any of the haters get you down. FYI you’re officially my favorite blogger. And, yes. I entered the contest. πŸ˜‰
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108 amber August 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Sign me up for the give away!!! I enjoy your blog and thanks for keeping it real.

109 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom August 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

All I can say, is that I found your blog on the BEST.DAY.EVER!!!!! This seriously HAS to be the best blog giveaway I have ever entered. Let me tell ya, after being with the same man for 17 years and having two kids, little things like this can really keep the spice alive!!
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110 jaclyn August 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Why is eveyone so ashamed??! LOL I Love that you are doing this – LOUD AND PROUD haha! I’m in it to win it πŸ˜›
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111 Margo August 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I’m basically just going to agree with what’s been said. Love that you wrote this post! This sort of honesty and openness is exactly why I adore your blog and keep coming back.

112 Denise August 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I loved that commercial!
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113 meghan August 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

not gonna lie this is awesomeaa!
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114 Tori August 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I’ve never before read a review of a product and then purchased it. This may have just changed πŸ™‚

115 Anne P August 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Girl, you rock. You’re right – nothing to be ashamed about and kudos to you for having the guts to post this!
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116 Lauren August 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Definitely in agreement with the vibe that this is an important topic not to be ashamed of – but seriously – 1 or 2 people said it was unprofessional and like a million people jumped down their throats. All the comments make it seem like 20 people said how bad it was – there were 2 vs. EVERYONE else.

But still, great post today. I think it’s important to normalize sex issues among females for sure!

117 Sherri August 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Haters gonna hate. Masterbators gonna masterbate.

Get it girl.

118 Aimee @ Happy Medium August 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Awesome, you did it! Definitely makes me feel more comfortable about writing my birth control post!

119 Colleen August 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Love this giveaway and your honesty! This straightforward momma of three is in need of a new toy or two;)

120 Gina August 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I was reading this post on my phone and just HAD to turn on my computer so I could…
1) Say that commercial was HILARIOUS
2) Enter the giveaway (no shame here! I’ve never tried a vibrator, but they sound like great fun, ha!)
3) Say thanks for being an honest, open person! You rock πŸ™‚

121 Lisa August 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Annnnnd you’re now officially my favorite blogger. Thanks so much for keeping it real.

122 Angela August 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Hey girl, I’ve gotten a really rough time for putting my thoughts on my personal blog (about 2-3 years ago) and I stopped blogging. Boooo to that…. and YAY for you putting yourself out there. Regardless of anyone’s opinions, you’re staying true to yourself. I wish I would have kept going and I’m so proud that you will. Big hug to you! You are inspirational πŸ™‚

123 Ashley August 30, 2012 at 12:16 am

I am not from the United States but just wanted to say your post was awesome and good for you for not being afraid to do this!!! : ) I may just go buy myself one of these!

124 Angela August 30, 2012 at 1:02 am

Thanks for being so open about this! I proudly say that I would LOVE to win this giveaway πŸ™‚

125 Elisabeth August 30, 2012 at 2:41 am

There’s really nothing I can say that isn’t an echo of all the positive comments above, but you really are pretty darn awesome, Meghann! I love that you had the guts to post this & totally agree that sexuality is a part of healthy living. I’m definitely not afraid to say I entered the contest & hope to win (along with, so far, over 600 people!). I also think it’s pretty awesome that Trojan is selling these at ‘regular’ stores!

126 Debbie B. August 30, 2012 at 5:53 am

I love this post because it is well written and interesting. I don’t read every single comment on posts but this one I did. Good comments and conversations. I entered and loved the app. Worked well on my phone.

127 Laura August 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

This is so classless.

128 Laura @sweatingforit August 30, 2012 at 8:51 am

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129 Valerie August 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

Meghann, you had me at the word vibrator! I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog and I think this such a great way to open up dialogue for introducing sex toys into people’s sex lives! Thanks for being so open and honest on your blog.

130 jen August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

Been married 5 years now and have a great sex life… and I’ve never used a vibrator. Perhaps this could be the gateway to something more for us?

131 Julia August 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Love this post! I hate when people act shocked that women may want to masturbate… but on that side note, I’ve never actually had a vibrator before! *fingers crossed* I win

132 Camille @ mtl-fitness August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Definitely a bummer for Canadians πŸ™ All I can say is that this post created a great discussion! That’s what blogging is all about. Great work Meghann
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133 Carrie August 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

my last one got eaten by our dog!!! need a new one LOL!

134 Tiffany August 31, 2012 at 4:16 am

Agggh I had one get eaten by a dog too! It was a tragedy. I bought two in its place. Yes, two.

135 McKenzie August 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I can’t believe all these women saying they’ve never tried a vibrator before! Have you tried Trojan’s vibrating ring? If not, I highly recommend.

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