One by one, candles sputter to life on wrought iron stands and sconces along the back wall of the room. I’ve been leaning against the doorframe in the dark for so long it takes my eyes almost a full minute to adjust to the light, and once they do, my already thundering pulse beats just a little bit faster.
Because, even though I can see now, everything is still black. Walls, floor, bed frame and sheets…all black. Continue reading “The Spider and the Fly”
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I love a man in a suit
Church Smells, Beliefs and Fornication
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The House Next Door
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Anal play. If you’re into it, it’s awesome. Slipping something as small as a pinkie finger in there can feel good enough for some, and others prefer anal toys. In general, the bigger the insertable, the more intense a sensation you’re in for. But big isn’t always better for everyone. Luckily, one way to maximise the sexy feels without maxing out your toy size, is to add a bit of vibration to your butt fun. DearLady.us have asked me to write a little bit about that, so here goes!
Now, before anyone puts anything near their butt, they need to ask themselves one question: is it anal safe? The answer will only ever be ‘yes’ if your toy of choice has a flared base. Non-flared toys should never be inserted into the anus, and I’ll tell you why…
The muscles in your butt are designed to hold things in, despite the laws of gravity. They’re tight and strong, only allowing anything out when you say so (unless you’re ill). Their natural ‘pull’ is inward.
When you have an orgasm, your muscles contract. For some it might be a couple of mild pulses that feel nice while they last. But for others, an orgasmic pulse can be so strong it gives you a stitch. As your muscles contract, they lift. Guess what’s gonna happen to a straight vibe or dildo then. Yep, it’s gonna get sucked straight into the anus. From there, it could travel to your bowel, and from there you’re talking possible surgical help to retrieve it.
Nobody wants to have that conversation in A&E, so only toys with flared bases should be considered for use as anal toys. Many plugs have a round base with a slender neck, or they’ll have T-Bar base, and sometimes anchor bases. If you see a toy with a finger ring, make sure that ring is rigid. A soft one will easily squash, and that could result in your toy going AWOL.
Good job there’s so many anal safe products to be found, right?! Here are a few of them: Continue reading “The Bottom Line – Choosing the Best Anal Toys For You”
Okay, it’s time for me to do something I don’t usually do; write a blog post that’s a train of thought rather than a planned piece, on a subject that I’m confronting (is that even the right word?) for the first time ever. It’s an insight into something so super personal I don’t even know why I’m sharing it. Continue reading “There’s the Rub”
Wanna know how rubbish I am? One month ago I signed up to take part in Smutathon 2017, and I’m only telling y’all about it now. That might mean little to you at this stage. But I’m hoping that, by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll see how important this is. And also why I feel like such a twat for not putting it out there before now.
So, what is Smutathon, I hear you ask.
In a nutshell, it’s a charity event, and the brainchild of my fellow sex blogger, Coffee&Kink. Very soon, smut writers from all over the UK – in fact, all around the world – are coming together to raise money for the following two worthy causes (all info is in the respective site’s own words, which speak for what they do far better than anything I could say): Continue reading “Smutathon 2017”
I don’t know if you ever cast your dreamy eyes to the sidebar that sits to the right of this very text you’re reading (or if you ever scroll right to the bottom if you’re on a mobile phone). But if you have you may have noticed a new image there. You haven’t looked? Go on then, I’ll wait while you check it out…
Yes! That’s the one I’m talking about. To my absolute and utter amazement, I’m one of the five finalists nominated for Best Erotic Author in 2017’s ETO Awards. Eeeek, exciting!
For those who don’t know what ETO is, it’s a trade magazine – Erotic Trade Only – that keeps adult industry peeps in the loop. New product releases, info on planned ranges, interviews, current articles, new employee appointments, etc. Continue reading “Nom…nom…Nomination!”
Eroticon weekend is long gone, and it’s taken me until now to start to get my mind around everything that went on while I was there. I listened to some amazing talks, met some wonderful people and saw some sights that were hugely out of the norm for me, even though I live in a pretty big city. Continue reading “10 Things I Took Away From Eroticon 2017”
Eroticon 2017 – erotic writing convention par excellence – is almost here!!
And that sound you can’t quite identify the source of is coming from me. It’s a weird blend of excited hand clapping and terrified butt cheek flapping, with a few squeaky ‘eeeks’ thrown in for good measure. I’ve met some lovely people through Twitter, many I now consider friends, so as anxious as I am, I’m really looking forward to saying hi. There are also some people I’m in awe of, so I apologise to those folks in advance for any tongue-tied drooling I do in their presence.
So, without further rambling, here’s a bit of info about me so that, when we eventually do meet, I won’t be such a stranger. Continue reading “Ella’s Eroticon Meet & Greet”
You may be thinking, why the hell is Ella doing an end of year post halfway through January? Is she having some kind of breakdown? Or did she just do what she’s been threatening to do since July and hibernate until the doors closed on the global shit-show that was 2016?
Everyone else did their roundups somewhere in December, which is perfectly sound given that the year does actually end then. My year, though…my very first year of blogging doesn’t end until midnight tonight. Yep, on the 16th of January 2017, Scandarella will celebrate its first Blogiversary. Continue reading “Ella’s End of Year Round-Up”
We have a wardrobe dedicated to bondage equipment, and although it’s contents see a lot of use, I’ve hardly reviewed any of the stuff in it. Reason being, I find this type of review really hard to write, because a good BDSM session results in so many emotions (many of them conflicting) I can’t put into words how I even feel, never mind write a coherent piece on what I think of this flogger or that cane.
There’s also been dozens upon dozens of occasions where I’ve come around from a session and haven’t been able to remember even half of what went on during it, meaning my reviews of products used during those times would be patchy at best.
Continue reading “Beginner’s Bondage: Scandarella’s top picks”