How Disillusionment Led to Toy Reviewing

Around this time of year, I start to get nostalgic. It's not Christmas, New Years, or anyone's birthday... No, around this time two years ago (2012), I bought my very first luxury vibrator, and a whole new world was opened up to me. The way I feel about my first luxury toy is the way some people feel about their first love. Just thinking back on those first few orgasms puts a smile on my face and a spring in my proverbial step. But how did I get to that point? What pushed me make that purchase? A double-whammy UTI and ...

I’m 23, and (Almost) Everyone Still Likes Me.

I never really did like Blink-182. (Sorry, Alicia.)   Yesterday, I went shopping for some birthday presents. For myself, as one does. And literally everything I picked out was black, yellow, or a combination of the two. For those not in the know, I'm from Pittsburgh, much like Wiz Khalifa, and you know what it is. I definitely find myself missing my city and everyone in it a little bit more today. That said, I can't believe how lucky I am to be here. I haven't felt as healthy as I feel now in a very, very long time. Recently, I got the ...

Jet-setting or JeJoue: You can now choose Travel or NSFW!

If you've been reading my blog at all lately, you'll know that I have an amazing opportunity coming up: I'm moving to Kiel, Germany, with my new husband. Up until now, I've mostly niched my blog as a sex toy review blog, with some splashes of real life, dating, and ranting. That's fine. But I really, really want to share all of my new adventures with you. So, to make that easier, I'm splitting my posts up into Safe for Work and Not Safe For Work categories. Want to read about my life abroad but not my ever growing toy collection? If you're ...

Always Make Back-ups // A re-introduction to Marvelous-Darling.com

If you've newly found my blog, from meeting me at CatalystCon or Googling things like "slut" or meeting me in real life, I want you to have some kind of introduction to this blog. First of all, I didn't take a giant break from November 2012 to March 2013 - I switched servers and lost all of my content. I'm still kicking myself for not backing up my files. Always back up your shit. That was some of the best stuff I've put out on this blog, and I grew my traffic so much during those months. ...

It’s My Blogiversary Already!

One year ago today, I posted on my long-dead blog that I had a big idea for re-opening the blog.  It was actually a very vague and boring post.  I’m not sure why I did it other than to give myself accountability for whether I would indeed come back. Much like Jesus, I came back three days later and the rest is history. (Just kidding – I’m totally not that blasphemous!) If I had my shit together, I would have tried to organize a giveaway.  As it is, I’m sorry, I have no prizes for you, but I am so grateful that I ...