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Knicker Glories

I’ve featured Strumpet & Pink’s divine knickers on this site before, but when they sent me some of their latest photos, I couldn’t resist sharing them with you all over again.

I adore the playful, sexy details like buttoned-up gussets and bow-fastenings that invite your lover to unwrap and explore. Not so much underwear as a seduction in itself.

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The Game of Lurve

I have video-reviewed one of my birthday presents – the quite simply breathtaking 80s board game from Ann Summers: Fantasy for Lovers.


If you’d like to receive a personalised fantasy, courtesy of the board game, leave me a comment. Be warned: all of them take 45 seconds to perform. Some women may not think this is a good thing.


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Liquid Eyeliner

I am never, ever without a stripe of black liquid liner. My eyes simply do not look like my eyes without it.

I have – briefly, drunkenly – considered having it tattooed on more than once, before realising that this would remove all the fun. Because I do it slightly differently every day – sometimes Amy Winehouse-style deep, diagonal stripes, sometimes curvier Marilyn Monroe flicks. I occasionally even convince myself that a thinner line offers me a ‘natural look’, but then I also occasionally try to claim that my eyebrows grow in this shape of their own accord.

How do you learn to apply it? Well, my tip would be to make a start over a long summer holiday when you’re thirteen and obsessed with Rachel from Slowdive (you will later claim it’s Aurdrey Hepburn, because, you know, where’s Rachel now, eh?).

Keep a steady hand, make sure there isn’t an excess on the brush, and make one, even sweep from the central corner of your eye to the outer one. Only let the line get thicker once you’re the other side of the apex of your eye’s curve. And make a second pass for the upwards flick at the end. There, easy when you know how. Just make sure both sides are the same if you don’t want to look cross-eyed.

I wish you many years of sexy, feline eyes. Just don’t get addicted.


My favourite liquid liner is made by Gosh, which is so long-lasting it’s difficult to remove. Superdrug, £5.99.


Blogger disclosure: I did not receive any free samples or payment for this review; I initiated it myself.


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10 Things I Love

Excellent. I’ve been tagged by The Siren of Brixton to share 10 things I love (here are hers). I can’t think of a nicer topic.

So here goes. At the bottom of the post, I’m tagging the next 10 bloggers whose 10 things I’d like to hear.


In no particular order:


1. Rington’s Mint Marrakech tea

A lovely smoky blend of whole-leaf green tea & mint that gets me through the day. I would be bereft without it.


2. Ali Smith

I’m beside myself with excitement about her new book, There but for the. Very much hoping for her usual lively dismantling of middle class mores.


3. My shiny new set of jade love eggs

Just the loveliest way to tone your pelvic floor. I wish I could remember when the damned things are in place though. If I have to fish around in my own urine again, having expelled the egg accidentally, I’ll scream.




4. Meditation

I may not be the world’s best advertisement for it, but meditation just about keeps me sane. I re-learned my technique with Lorin Roche last year, and I can’t think of a better teacher. His book, Meditation Made Easy, encompasses his free-thinking, responsive approach.


5. Wired Magazine

Makes me feel like I’ve got my finger on the pulse of modern technology. This, clearly, is a lie I tell myself, but we all have to find a way to sleep at night, right?




6. Alcohol

Keeps me sane when the meditation isn’t enough. I’m partial to a gin martini, since you ask.


7. I Want! I Want!

I am altogether a sucker for William Blake, but this picture utterly charms me whenever I see it.




8. Let The Sunshine In

The Julie Driscoll/Brian Auger version. Never fails to cheer me up. A little-known fact about Herbert is that he has an extensive collection of Hair LPs.


9. Clarisonic

I have the skin of a rampantly hormonal teenager. This funny little oscillating brush seems to trick it into reasonable behaviour. I am, frankly, obsessed.


10. The Sea

It smells nice. You can swim in it. It sounds soothing. Sitting beside makes everything feel better.


I’d like to hear about the 10 Things the following bloggers love:

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Fun Factory Delight

On this blog, we like a little repurposing. Using things for their intended purpose is bor-ing. Where’s the fun in that?

This is why the DeLight is the best toy I’ve tried in ages. Not for its stated purpose of G spot stimulation. For my tastes, I’d like something a little firmer.

Nope, instead the DeLight is the perfect all-round vibrator/dildo for people like me. The soft silicone tip dips lusciously into your vagina without posing any threat to a fragile or premenstrual cervix.

Meanwhile, the vibration unit is positioned to sit on your labia and clitoris – so the vibration isn’t wasted on the inside of your vagina. There’s also a nice little bump to rev up the clitoral stimuation.

The hooked handle sits comfortably and intuitively in your hand, and you use it in a rocking motion. What a stoke of genius – a vibrator that caters for all the elements of a female orgasm, rather than just mimicking a vibrating penis.

Although you have to buy the charger separately, it works across all Fun Factory toys, and the clever magnetic technology means that you can take your DeLight into the shower.

I think I might be in love.


The DeLight costs £82 from Jo Divine


Blogger disclosure: This product was a free sample. All reviews on are unbiased and honest.

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Stone Love Eggs

As you may have already discerned, here at Objects of Desire, we like our playthings to have both form and function. Coco de Mer’s Stone Love Egg set fits the bill perfectly.

Each egg is a different size and weight, the idea being that you gradually make it more difficult for your vagina to hold the egg in place. Surprisingly, this means that you work with the largest, heaviest egg first, and work your way down to the smallest, because it’s harder to cling on to the smaller egg.

The eggs are smooth and beautiful, and cold to the touch. They are made of jade, rose quartz and obsidian respectively, and are strung with a red cord. Elegant and jewel-like, they feel like an exquisite treat for your body, rather than a practical tool to exercise a muscle. I felt like I was buying myself jewellery.

To use your eggs for the first time, replace the string with unwaxed dental floss (more hygienic and disposable), and then sterilise them by suspending them into a pan of boiling water for 10 minutes. Then try doing your usual Kegel exercises with one inserted, or just wear it as you go about your day.


Coco de Mer’s Stone Love Egg Set

Blogger disclosure: I did not receive any free samples or payment for this review; I initiated it myself.

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Lelo Elise

Before I started The 52 Seductions, I was no fan of the vibrator. I thought they were a bit tacky and pointless, to be honest. I’d owned one in the past, and hadn’t really seen the point.

But then I started to do a little bit of research, and found that quality really counts. At that point, I fell in love with Lelo toys.

For a start, they’re sleek and gorgeous to look at, and are packaged in classy black boxes, more like an iPad than a Rampant Rabbit. They charge like an iPad too, and then buzz happily for 4 hours before the next charge, which is enough for anyone, surely.

Importantly, Lelo toys contain none of the nasty chemicals found in cheaper brands. They’re expensive, but reassuringly so. What I like most, though, is the quality of their vibration – a low, rumbling growl rather than a high mosquito buzz. The Barry White of sex toys. Oh yeah, baby.


The kind people at Jo Divine have donated a Lelo Elise (worth £95!) for me to give away. If you’d like to a chance to win, all you have to do is enter your email address into the form below.

By entering, you are confirming that you are 18 or over. The competition closes at 12pm on Friday 25th March, and the winner will be contacted by email. Nobody will see your data except me. The winner will be chosen at random.

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Blogger disclosure: The Lelo Elise was provided by Jo Divine for a competition prize, but Betty was already very much a fan ;-)

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