self empowerment

  1. Don’t Touch My Hair...Unless I Tell You To

    Don’t Touch My Hair...Unless I Tell You To
    Hey--is my mic on? Good; I have a few things to get off my chest. To the surprise of literally no one, 2020 started ugly and it only got uglier. It’s been more than rough for everyone. This year didn’t stop at a global health pandemic and losing some of our most beloved icons; it threw in an extra helping of crazy ahhh weather too. It’s been ghastly, but like sex, life requires patience. Let’s all collectively breathe and agree to look at this from a different angle.
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  2. Radical Self-Care

    A Black woman with a hopeful expression and closed eyes breathes deeply in an outdoor setting.
    To take care of others, you must first take care of yourself. But what does "self-care" look like in the face of protest and social unrest? Erika E. Wade shares her personal story of how self-care has transformed from an indulgent buzz word into something more meaningful during the Black Lives Matter global uprisings of 2020.
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  3. 5 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine's Day: The Friends with Batteries Gift Guide

    5 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine's Day: The Friends with Batteries Gift Guide

    By Ashley Inman

    Valentine’s Day is upon us, girls, boys, and everyone in between. As usual, the greeting card companies want us to celebrate through the lens of romantic love. That’s cute. We love couples! Some of us are in couples (or more!) and some of us are stoked to be single. There are so many ways to love and be loved in the world, so why not take the month of February as an invitation to make as much love as possible? Love for yourself, your friends, your lovers—whoever should come your way! Whether you plan to celebrate with your friend-with-benefits or your BFF, or your friend-with-batteries, Ashley Inman has compiled some O-worthy options to help you spice up the Hallmark holiday!

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  4. Discovery Channels: Sex Toys and Personal Growth

    Discovery Channels: Sex Toys and Personal Growth

    By Amara Purlle

    In the mainstream, the word “nurturing” is not typically associated with sex toys, but it’s a new year and a new year hopefully means you're also on a path toward discarding outdated notions, introducing healthy new notions that let you fully explore Next Phase you. It's 2019 and we should shop for erotic accoutrement like we shop for everything else. In this post, Amara Purlle gets frank about the possibility of learning about yourself through intimate personal device shopping.

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  5. The Best Vibe for Your Zodiac Sign

    The Best Vibe for Your Zodiac Sign

    By Gabriela Herstik

    We get it; sometimes you just wanna get off. In our opinion, sex toys are the perfect way to amp up your sex life, adding some extra good vibes whether you’re going solo or with a partner. Vibrators are a vagina-owning persons’ best friend, but with so many delicious and delectable options out there, the question isn’t if to start but where? We’ve turned to the cosmos for a little sexy inspiration, to help match up each zodiac sign with a vibrator that is sure to blow them away. Read on for your match made in heaven.

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  6. Talk Dirty to Me: Communication Guide For Those Shy Under the Sheets

    Talk Dirty to Me: Communication Guide For Those Shy Under the Sheets

    By Shelley

    No matter how shy you or your partner may be, everyone can increase their sexual experience with communication. Here's a practical guide on to how to talk dirty with confidence, get the pleasure you’re craving, and encourage your partner to keep the convo going!

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  7. Sex Magick 101

    Sex Magick 101

    By Gabriela Herstik

    Sex magick has been gaining popularity in mainstream media recently. But what is it? Basically, it’s using orgasm and sexual energy for a desired outcome. In this post, author and witch Gabriela Herstik breaks down what that looks like, how we can do it and why creating a ritual out of sex can help us connect to ourselves, our partners and the universe. Not to mention that orgasm is such a powerful manifestation magick that it can be utilized to manifest outside the bedroom as well!

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  8. Down with Toxic Toys! The Importance of Buying Body-Safe Pleasure Products

    Down with Toxic Toys! The Importance of Buying Body-Safe Pleasure Products

    By Haley DePass

    Because the pleasure product industry is pretty much unregulated, part of our mission at B Swish is to provide pleasure products made from 100% body-safe materials. All of our sex toys are high quality, non-porous silicones and plastics. While we aren't the only ones on the scene offering high quality body-safe products, our products are uniquely priced for all budgets. In this post, Haley DePass discusses why it’s soooooo important to make sure that you’re buying only pleasure products that are definitely body-safe.

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  9. Feeling Edgy: What Is Edging, Who's Doing It and Why

    Feeling Edgy: What Is Edging, Who's Doing It and Why

    By Haley DePass

    You might have come across the term, “edging” while discussing your sex life, or just researching new ways to enjoy sex. But what is it? Edging is the practice of being brought to the brink, or edge, of orgasm and then stopping the sexual simulation so that you don’t finish. A lot of folks might wonder why the hell someone wouldn’t want to orgasm, so in this post, Haley DePass dishes on the how, when, who, what, why (and why not) of living on the edge of the Big-O.

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  10. Me, Myself & I: Celebrating Masturbation Month

    Me, Myself & I: Celebrating Masturbation Month

    By Amara Purlle


    ✨Masturbation Month Special✨It’s officially Masturbation Month! While we in the pleasure industry tend to celebrate masturbation on the daily, we also recognize that visibly dedicating an entire month to the topic serves as a necessary reminder that self-pleasure can be an integral and accessible aspect of everyone’s sexuality. For this post, Amara Purlle explores rapidly changing attitudes towards self-love and why it’s still so important to celebrate going solo.

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