Oh Joy Sex Toy Vol. 3, Volume 3

Erika Moen (Author) Matthew Nolan (Illustrator)

Product Details

Limerence Press
Publish Date
November 22, 2016
7.0 X 9.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.9 pounds
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About the Author

Erika Moen is a veteran of nearly 20 years in the comics industry. She is best known for her autobiographical story DAR! A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary and the sex toy review/sex education series Oh Joy Sex Toy. Her work focuses on sex, sexuality, identity, and fart jokes. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and creative partner Matthew Nolan.

Matthew Nolan is wise beyond his years. He's been helping make sex education comics for the past five years and still looks great doing it. He lives in Portland with his wife Erika Moen, and cat Flapjack, who doesn't contribute to the comics at all, despite living off of the proceeds. Lazy, if you ask me. Matt's almost entirely grey, despite only being in his 30s!


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED) -- Who knew vibrators could be so adorable? In the third print collection of their cheerfully randy webcomic, spouses Moen and Nolan review sex toys of all shapes, sizes, and power settings. Their cartoon doppelgangers cheer for the successes and throw side-eye at the occasional failures. (One review opens with cartoon Moen simply repeating "What" as she struggles to figure out where the latest piece of silicone is supposed to go.) With trips to porn studios and swingers' parties, frank sex tips, and medical information on STIs, foreskins, and genital development, the creators expand their sex-positive agenda to topics ranging from fun and cheeky to potentially life-saving. Sexy times are illustrated with characters who have a wide range of genders, orientations, and body types, and Moen's fluid, bouncy brushwork makes the brashest nudity look cute. The book finishes with a selection of erotic comics by guest artists. Like good sex, it's goofy fun that might just make the reader's life better.

"A great and hilarious resource - some of the best sex ed out there!" - Dan Savage (Savage Love, It Gets Better Project)

"It is written and drawn with such gosh-darn sweet enthusiasm by Erika Moen (with the occasional guest-shot from husband Matthew, who provides a dude's perspective) that even if your tastes are tamer than Moen's, I think you'll find it a perfectly wonderful read." - Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing

"Erika Moen is fucking amazing and Oh Joy Sex Toy will change your life for the better." - PhD Emily Nagoski (Come As You Are, NYT bestseller 2016)

"They have raised the bar on sex education with fun comics, nerdy jokes, and tons of radical inclusivity" - Sinclair Sexsmith, Sugarbutch.net

"Our parents had The Joy of Sex, we have the next generation of totally balls-out (and vulva-out!) candidness in Oh Joy Sex Toy!! Oh Joy Sex Toy is sui generis...there may not be a book in print simultaneously this honest, this educational, and THIS HILARIOUS. Even if you don't masturbate, the pages of this book will probably change your mind. Free at last, free at last, god almighty we are free from whack-off shame at last!!! From page one you must ask yourself: did I just really read that? YES YOU DID. Liberating, liberating, LIBERATING!!!" - Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls)

"If you'd like to see graphic (as in cartoons) sex toy reviews check out this NSFW site http: //www.ohjoysextoy.com/ Thanks @WIRED" - Dr. Ruth Westheimer

LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED) -- Married couple Moen and Nolan are enthusiastic sex geeks, and they want to make the horizontal mambo fun and safe for everybody. Equal parts Consumer Reports and Dan Savage's "Savage Love" column, their here-collected webcomic reviews sex toys and includes much additional content about getting up close and cozy with self and others. Vibrators, penis-pleasers, contraception, erotic techniques, lifestyle choices such as polyamory, performance sex (e.g., porn and pole dancing), plus vaginismus and sexually transmitted infections are all elucidated through two-color brushwork that's charming, informative, funny, and explicit. The illustrative, cheeky naked figures throughout embody a wide variety of physical types, ethnicities, disabilities, and sexual preferences. A special end section features guest strips from other web cartoonists. Moen and Nolan originally self-published the first two volumes in this series, with Limerence Press, Oni's new imprint for erotic and sex education comics, recently reprinting those titles and releasing this third volume and a forthcoming coloring book. VERDICT Promoting sex education broadly for joy and intimacy rather than a particular sexual orientation or activity, this collection makes valuable but possibly scary information much easier to think about and discuss with others. Adults only, and especially recommended for libraries in urban and university locations.-MC