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We've read the articles. Administration ran the stats. You voted. And finally, we've got some contest winners! But first, here's what they'll win:
1st Place: $100 cash for each of the winner's next three published articles (subject to approval - articles must be in accordance with submission guidelines), possibility of a long term paid writing agreement.
2nd Place: $75 gift card.
3rd Place: $50 gift card.
Community Choice Award: An EdenFantasys Tote full of these his and hers products (dependent upon stock): One piece (winner's choice) of lingerie from Coquette, winner's choice of Fleshlight Blade or Fleshlight Sword, LELO Gigi in your favorite color, and Sliquid H2O! Plus? What gift basket would be complete without our awesome Eden Toy and Body Wipes? You'll be all set for a play session alone or with a partner within minutes of arrival!
How to Claim Your Prize
All winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize. Any prizes not claimed within 90 days will be forfeit. Here's what your email should include:
1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize: Include the name listed below and which prize you won.
Community Choice Award: Include the name listed below, your mailing address and your product/color choices.
And now, without further ado...
1st Place: The Fine Line Between "Wanna F@ck?" and "F@CK ME!!!" by Rod Ronald
So what is it about talking dirty that can sometimes make the best wordsmith sound like a moron? And how do you avoid it? Rod's got some great tips to give you a leg up on the competition...or just get your partner's motor going.
From the article:
Rule one: Never call your partner "Mama" unless you have discussed this earlier!
Rule two: The key to talking dirty is to "out melt" the other person. What I mean is, you are in a battle of words now. It's time to step it up, take what you learned from your High School English teacher, and put that learnin' to work. Become a damn wordsmith and choose what you say carefully.
2nd Place: You don't have to be gay to enjoy anal play. by Trysexual
You hear it all the time. "He likes prostate stimulation? He must be gay!" Trysexual, a heterosexual male, is here to tell you that's just not true.
From the article:
In some of my own personal experiences, I've heard ignorant statements first hand from other women to the effect that "If a man wants anal sex with a woman, he must be secretly homosexual." Really? Total rubbish. Not even in the same ball park. For that matter, does a woman who likes receiving anal sex imply she is gay? No. Why would it be any different for a man? Though I have only had anal sex with women a handful or so times, I enjoy it, but I have no desire to do it to a man. No different than enjoying kissing, but I only kiss women I really like.
3rd Place: A Sexy Guide: Enjoying Oral Sex (More) by sextoyreviewland
Sometimes we find oral sex uncomfortable. Maybe we're self-conscious about the way we're shaped, or taste, or smell. sextoyreviewland gave us some advice on how to know if we just don't like it, or if we need to get over ourselves and enjoy it.
From the article:
For quite some time, I found oral sex rather boring. I knew many people who raved on and on about oral ministrations, and I simply didn't understand why they were enjoying it so much. For the handful of people who went down on me, my response was always, "Meh." And for some time, I didn't understand my own bodily response. I was able to make myself orgasm with my own fingers or theirs. What was so different about a mouth?
It felt too vulnerable and far too much like losing control. I was focusing just on their mouth and nothing else, which just didn't work for me.
Community Choice Award: S-T-I Can't Believe This Is Happening To Me! by Lickable Lollie
Sometimes it takes going through something, and recognizing your mistakes to learn the "right way" to handle it. Here's Lickable Lollie's account of how she handled making the mistake of having sex without protection.
From the article:
At this point, I knew I had to call each and every one of the partners I'd had that I could get a hold of to inform them that they needed to get tested. That was the most humiliating thing that I've ever had to do. Not only did I have to admit to many, many men that I had an STI, but I also had to face the fact that I had slept with many, many men! Each and every one, at some point, had sex with me without protection. How could I be so stupid?!
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone for your participation. You all did an excellent job! We hope you'll participate in our next writing contest. Yep! There's going to be another one. So keep your eyes peeled!
Going On Now
Right now, we're voting on the Community Choice Topic Suggestions for our monthly contest! The people who suggested the three most popular topics will win EdenPoints to shop with at EdenFantasys.com, and the topics they suggested will be added to March's Editorial Calendar. So pop over to this thread right here and vote on the topics you're most interested in.
And we're always accepting quality content from anyone who has something to say on the subjects of sex and sexuality. It's really simple. All you need is a free EdenFantasys.com account. Then, just find the "Publish SexIs Article" link in your EdenFantasys dashboard, enter your article into the system, and submit it to our editors for review. You can find the details here in the SexIs Social Submission Guidelines.
Please feel free to email any questions you have about SexIs Social and the writing contest to me, Rayne, at email@example.com .