I have really enjoyed writing for the Learning Center, and I’ve learned so very much. And I have especially enjoyed communicating with so many of you via social media, and writing our Reader Questions series. I feel like over the past year and a half, I’ve had constant daily interaction with our readers and customers, and that’s amazing. I’m always learning new things from you, and I hope that you have learned a little from me as well.
Between the Learning Center and the Spicy Gear Blog, I have written nearly 400 articles about safer sex, ranging from articles on STDs, to articles on the contraception mandate, to articles about condom-themed restaurants. On our Tumblr, I’ve spoken to you about everything from using silicone-based lube for anal sex to how to get medication for chlamydia if you are under the age of 18.
Here are some of the most important things that I think that I have done and learned while here:
- I started the Condom Depot Lube Ingredients List, researching every single lube ingredient I came across in all my lube reviews to see how body-friendly they were.
- I learned how to make my own sex toys, and met my one and only love, Mrs. Pringles.
- I discovered how wonderful non-latex condoms are– in particular, the FC2 for how it helps those who don’t fit conventional condom sizes, and the Trojan NaturaLamb, for how comfortable it is
- I learned about how notoriously homophobic the FDA is towards approving condoms for anal sex– and why you should wear condoms for anal anyway.
- I learned that you can get transmit oral herpes to the genitals! Take that, faulty public school sex education!
- I founded the Spicy Gear Blog to promote toy safety and wellness.
- I learned to be very careful about the products I put in and on my body, especially since I have such sensitive skin.
- I learned that silicone-based lubes are the best lubes. Ever.
- I learned that the problem with sex education in the United States isn’t that people don’t want to learn how to stay safe, it’s that the resources aren’t available to them. Keep asking questions, keep checking facts and sources, and keep experimenting and exploring yourself and your partners safely. The Condom Depot Learning Center will continue to be here for you in your search for knowledge under the hands of the very capable hands of Kara, and I know that they will be, as ever, committed to safety and open-mindedness.
So, thank you for everything, wonderful readers. You have truly made this job a pleasure!