Thursday, February 25, 2010

MyPleasure.com review and GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is now closed.
Lucky winner: Megan R. (confirmed)


***adult content below!***



Be aware, this is meant for adult eyes and it’s just a little, er… racy! I’m just going to go ahead and give an honest and open review of an adult toy, so if you aren’t interested in that (or in an adult giveaway), time to move on.

Well, as you know we are back to TTC. And we’re trying to keep it low-pressure and lots of fun. You know what that means? It’s time for another review of a toy for the bedroom. This time we’re looking at MyPleasure.com, who the New York Times calls “one of the top five internet sellers of sex toys”.

MyPleasure.com generously offered to send me one of the vibrators from the Dr. Berman collection – the Aphrodite – to review. This is a toy by Dr. Laura Berman, part of her woman-friendly line of intimate accessories. She and her toys have been featured on Oprah, and are really aimed at allowing women and couples to experience their bodies. You can read more about Dr. Berman here.

The Aphrodite is a personal massager with infrared heat and two different vibration speeds. It has a flexible joint as well which means that it moves over muscles easily. The Aphrodite is designed for use both as a muscle massager and an erogenous zone stimulator. Dual purpose! Ever practical, I’m loving that.

I can see how this toy has been great for women – especially those who may not be as familiar or comfortable with their bodies. It comes with a very straightforward illustration on a fold-out panel on the box and has received some great Aphrodite from women who have rarely or even never reached a climax before.

Shipping was fast and discreet. The package it arrived in was plain and the return address suggests nothing about what might be inside. Even a small issue with crossing the border to Canada (unique to me, this wouldn’t happen to you) was sorted out quickly by MyPleasure.com.

The Aphrodite has three settings: off/charge, low vibration plus infrared heat, and high vibration (no heat). I found the heat takes a while to get going but is nice on sore muscles once it kicks in. I like that it’s cordless and rechargeable (it has a cord to charge, but is not used plugged in), with a built-in battery.

As an ‘erogenous zone stimulator’ (let’s just be straightforward and call it a vibe) – yes, it works. Anyone could find her own favourite among the three different attachments. The attachments are made of silicone (easy to clean and soft), are very easy to pop on and off the massager, but not so easy that they would come off while you’re using it. I think this is a great design. The vibration is not too strong or too fast (if you have tried different vibes before you know this is important. You don’t want to numb yourself!).

This is, however, not a discreet toy. For one thing, it’s big (it’s not an insertion toy, don’t get any weird ideas!). The whole thing is about the length of my forearm + my palm. With that size you’re not going to be tucking it away in your purse (though there are lots of other toys available with just that in mind).

It’s also fairly loud. If you’re looking for a quick and quiet ‘fix’, well, quick you will probably achieve, but quiet, definitely not.

Overall I like the Aphrodite for massages (I get tension headaches and I found it’s great on my upper back and neck muscles) and it certainly works as a vibrator, too.

My husband, sad to say, is not having anything to do with the Aphrodite. I think it may be the purpleness of it – he hates purple and as a big purple toy (and after seeing the box illustrated with a big picture of lady parts), he’s decided it’s all mine. Which is a shame, because I know the massage and heat feature would be great for him, especially as he tweaked his neck last week and it’s been pretty painful.

Of course, the Aphrodite is just one of many, many different products available at MyPleasure.com. They have everything you could think of from a huge variety of toys (for her, for him, for couples), as well as games, books, dvd’s, bath and massage products, lingerie, even bondage & fantasy toys if you’re into exploring that. They also have a great education section on their site, and a blog – I loved the recent posts on travel with sex toys!

MyPleasure.com is offering one of my lucky readers a treat –
so you can have some fun of your own!


The giveaway: a $50 gift certificate to MyPleasure.com.

How to enter:
Visit MyPleasure.com, and tell me something that piques your interest (they do have candles and such for those who like to keep their racy side private), OR something you learned from the website. Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Extra entries (leave an extra comment for each):
  • Become a fan of My Pleasure on Facebook (mention your first name and last initial in your comment)
  • Follow @My_Pleasure on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Subscribe via email to the My Pleasure blog
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Tweet about this giveaway for ONE entry, this is not a daily! You can use this if you like: Win a $50 GC to @My_Pleasure at Emily's Latest @emilyisland http://tinyurl.com/yfwplb4 US/CAN 3/12
  • Follow my blog (publicly) – 2 entries, leave 2 comments
  • Add my blog button to your blog - leave the URL
  • Blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post and to MyPleasure.com – 2 entries, leave 2 comments and please include a link to your post
Please be sure to include your email if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends March 12th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!

This review was based on a product that I received at no charge from the sponsor. No payment was made for this review. Prize will be shipped directly from the sponsor.

135 comments:

  1. I like the Iconic Duckie. Cute and functional! Thanks!

    migdaliamart at gmail dot com

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  2. I like the Sinners Paradise in the Lingerie.

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  3. I learned about different kind of massages in the education part of the site.

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  4. i like the our first bondage kit! >:)

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  5. i'm a facebook fan of my pleasure (jen reda)

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  6. i follow my pleasure on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  7. i subscribe via email to the my pleasure blog (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  8. i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  9. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/9641229428

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  10. i follow your blog publicly (redfuzzycow) #1

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  11. i follow your blog publicly (redfuzzycow) #2

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  12. i added your blog button to my blog www.redfuzzycow.blogspot.com

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  13. I learned you get a free pocket rocket with any purchase over $25.


    poochieralphy@hotmail.com

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  14. I like The Kama Sutra Strawberries and Champagne Treasure Trove - and I think He would too ;)

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  15. I follow you on Twitter (Mom2GMC)

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  16. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/9644665786


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  17. Public Follower (entry #1)

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  18. Public Follower (Entry #2)

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  19. Your button is on my blog - www.beingmom1.blogspot.com

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  20. The LAYAspot looks like fun...

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  21. follower 1

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  22. follower 2

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  23. I like the Babydoll And Thong Queen Size

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  24. I follow My Pleasure on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  25. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  26. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/9651338615

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  27. I have your button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  28. Greats selection of Nipple toys more than usual.
    Cash4mepls .........at...... shaw.ca

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  29. Followed you and my pleasure on twitter.
    lostjuan

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  30. tweeted Win a $50 GC to @My_Pleasure at Emily's Latest @emilyisland http://tinyurl.com/yfwplb4 US/CAN 3/12
    lostjuan

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  31. Become a fan of My Pleasure on Facebook
    wes v

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  32. Great contest Emily! Lol...your husband doesn't know what he's missing...oh well..more for you!

    Ok...I went looking through the lingerie section...here's what I like: http://www.mypleasure.com/Sex-Toy-Sinners-Paradise.asp

    I've also started following you on Twitter (dandisandi) and I've tweeted about this contest.

    Thanks :)

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  33. Oops! Guess I should have done my entries separately....

    Ok...I'm now following you on Twitter....

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  34. Me again (dandisandi)........I have tweeted about your contest :) Thanks again Emily!

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  35. yay!! i love my pleasure! actualy ordered from them recently. they have very fast shipping!
    I would love another whip!
    mommy2skie at yahoo dot com

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  36. i follow mypleasure on facebook; mommy2skie

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  37. follow my pleasure on twitter; mommy2skie

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  38. got your button.
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  39. follow you on twitter!
    mommy2skie

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  40. subscribe to mypleasure!!
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  41. I'd chose Kama Sutra Getaway Kit if I won. Thanks!

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  42. I follow my_pleasure on twitter @romapr09

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  43. I am already a subscriber to mypleasure blog.

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  44. I follow emilyisland @romapr09

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  45. I tweeted http://twitter.com/romapr09/status/9706637655

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  46. I follow your blog on google connect publicly. entry 1

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  47. I follow your blog on google connect publicly. entry 2

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  48. I learned about the 15 top toys for couples
    spynaert@gmail.com

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  49. I like the Naughty Little Girl in One Size Fits Most baby doll

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  50. Well, considering any comments show up in a google search, I'm going to have to go with the Kama Sutra Spa Pleasures.........a 'nice' escape from everyday stresses!

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  51. tweet: http://twitter.com/bcgirll/status/9812248146

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  52. I follow your blogs on twitter (bcgirll)

    I found you while searching for chocolatey chai tea from President's Choice. I just bought out our local store!

    Thanks for the giveaways!

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  53. I am following you now on twitter @bcgirll

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  54. I love the dream g vibrator

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  55. I twitter follow them wiht "timesurge

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  56. I twitter follow you with timesurge

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  57. I follow them on twitter @desmoinesdealin

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  58. I follow you on twitter @desmoinesdealin

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  59. http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/9856437306

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  60. a pocket rocket for sure! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  61. Ohh I am lovin this, I could spice things up with hubby and I since we have been together for 11 years....... Humm I'm lovin the pleasure kits!

    Dana

    dana914s@yahoo.com

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  62. I subscribed to the PLeasure blog email!

    Dana

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  63. Love this giveaway! I like the Kama Sutra Massage Therapy Kit

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  64. I think the iconic duckie is hilarious, sorry sex talk makes me giggle :-) leenburke@yahooo.com

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  65. following my pleasure on twitter @Leenburke

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  66. following you on twitter @Leenburke

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  67. http://twitter.com/Leenburke/status/9985725011
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  68. following you publicly entry 2 leenburke@yahoo.com

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  69. following you publicly entry 1 leenburke@yahoo.com

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  70. The Forbidden Fruit Massage Oil sounds nice!

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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  71. I like the black fishnet teddy lingerie!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  72. I'm a FB fan of My Pleasure (Sarah Bee)

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  73. I subscribed via email to the My Pleasure blog

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  74. I like the Naughty Little Girl lingerie
    mmclean13 at gmail dot com

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  75. I follow My Pleasure on twitter @cheapandcreativ
    mmclean13 at gmail dot com

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  76. I follow you on twitter @cheapandcreativ
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  77. I follow via google friend connect
    mmclean13 at gmail dot com

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  78. I follow via google friend connect 2
    mmclean13 at gmail dot com

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  79. BATHTUB LOVE
    cposen at gmail

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  80. I became a fan of MyPleasure on Facebook.
    Name: Megan R

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  81. I went to the website and learned how to give safe cunnilingus by using a dental dam.

    itsrainingstars13@hotmail.com

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  82. I'm a follower of your blog :).

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  83. I'm a follower of your blog :).

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  84. Following my pleasure on twitter (@henglish)

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  85. Subscribed via email to the My Pleasure blog.

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  86. I like the Our First Bondage Kit!

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  87. I would love to try the Intimate Kiss toy.
    dagoprincessss@hotmail.com

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  88. Kama Sutra definitely! Ooh I hope I win!

    islandgirl706@gmail.com

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  89. i like the 'clear sensuality' couples toy
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. I'm a new follower on twitter - @henglish

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  91. The nea black pearl caught my interest for sure.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. http://twitter.com/fokxxy/status/10249181612

    tweeted

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  93. I follow you on twitter.

    twitter name: fokxxy

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  94. I follow your blog

    entry #2

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  95. I follow your blog

    entry #1

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  96. Tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/10268113618

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  97. The Jack Rabbit looks like a good toy. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  98. Follower of My Pleasure on twitter: @bekki1820cb
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  99. My Pleasure Facebook fan: Bekki O
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  100. Following you on twitter: @bekki1820cb
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/bekki1820cb/status/10306166729

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  101. I have your button: http://2everythinginbetween.blogspot.com/

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  102. maybe the Sensual Essence Silk
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  103. a fan of My Pleasure on Facebook @jenn mccullar
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  104. Following @My_Pleasure on Twitter @ lifesandcastle
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  105. Following your blog #2
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  106. Following your blog #1
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  107. http://twitter.com/bcgirll/status/10350888895

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  108. Anything chocolate has to be a good thing, right? I like the Wicked Chocolate Massage Candle

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  109. Rub My Duckie!

    It's always been a great one in my opinion.

    jchaborek[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  110. I would really like to try the Ina toy.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. FOLLOWER (2)

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  112. FOLLOWER. (one)

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  113. I just subscribed to your newsletter.

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  114. I am a Facebook fan of My Pleasure (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  115. I am following @My_Pleasure on Twitter (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  116. Entry #2 --> I am following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  117. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/10362471374
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. I am following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. I would love to own the Beginners Kink Kit


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  120. I follow My_Pleasure on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  121. Facebook fan - Belinda M


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  122. I subscribed to the my pleasure blog


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  123. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/10405676942

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  124. I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  125. I follow your blog


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  126. I follow your blog


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