Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Best of 2014

Erika Moen
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I’ve been producing webcomics since I was 15 and doing it full-time as a professional since the age of 25 at Periscope Studio in Portland, OR. My work has been published by Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, Image Comics, Fantagraphics, Last Gasp and Villard, among my many self-published projects as well.

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. In this installment, artist Erika Moen rounds up her favorite products from her entire year of testing out sexy stuff. 

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Read a bunch more Oh Joy Sex Toy comics, including one about understanding consent.

And did you know that Erika Moen now has a whole book of Oh Joy Sex Toy comics? It’s true! She’s having a book release party this Sunday, December 7th at She Bop in Portland! Stop by from 7-9 PM—She Bop is offering 10 percent off Erika’s favorite toys for the event.

Want more from Erika Moen? Oh Joy, Sex Toy: Volume One is 268 pages of sex tips, interviews, sex toy reviews, and more! Get your autographed copy at BitchMart.

Here is a text transcription of the comic to make it more accessible for people using screen readers. Transcription by Morgan Kelly.

In this comic, Erika and Matthew review their favorite products from the year. Erika has short pink hair and Matthew is wearing a collared shirt and glasses. A friend approaches them asks, “So, you guys’ve reviewed a ton of sex toys.” Matthew straightens his glasses as they respond, “Yes, we take our job very seriously. We’re workaholics.” The friend continues, “And with the holidays coming right up – I was hoping you could point me toward just your most favorite toys so I can get a jump start on finding a gift for my honey.” Erika and Matthew exclaim excitedly, “Hey, that’s not a bad idea! We should totally do a list of-“ then in large decorative cursive, “Our Favorite Things!”

With an arm full of sex toys, Matthew explains, “Our earlier reviews go much more in-depth about each of the toys we’re about to highlight, so if you need more deets on them, check out our previous comics.” Erika says, “Alright, let’s start with the basics. You guys are gonna need a good healthy lube to go with your sexy times.”

Erika throws her arm around an oversized bottle of lube, it stands as tall as her. She announces, “Look no further than Sliquid H2O water-based lube. I’ve got sensitive bits, so a lube that doesn’t contain glycerine, parabans, sugary junk, scent or flavor, is key for my vagee. Fortunately, H2O fits the bill! Since it’s water-based it won’t hurt your silicone toys, although be warned it does mean it will dry out more quickly because of it!”

The next frame reads, “With great lube comes great butt play. While we haven’t done many but plug reviews, we have tried to a bunch, and honestly nothing’s ever come close to beating the njoy Pure Plugs.” Matthew continues, “Not only are these beautifully sculpted, but (butt) these dudes are hefty and substantial. Use them by yourself and also while you’re getting fucked! They’re the best things we’ve ever put inside our asses, hands down.” Erika interjects, “Make that ‘Bottom’s Up!’” The illustrations depict a row of the plugs. Below, a couple having sex using a plug and one of them exclaims, “Oooo, I can feel it on my dick!”

Matthew introduces the next product, “After trying out a variety of cock rings this year, I gotta say the one that really made my cock crow was the daft-looking Oxballs Cock Sling 2. It won’t be winning any beauty contests, but the way it separates your cock and balls feels GREAT for the wearer while making them hard like a rock! Then, do yourself a favor and pair it up with my most loved masturbation sleeve, the Tenga 3D Spiral.” In this frame he is perched on top of an oversized version of this sleeve. “It’s my go-to sleeve of choice. It feels like an extension of your hand, as you can apply as much grip as you please with pressure from your fist and is covered in little ridges that feel wonderful running up n’ down your pecker. If only it were made for more than 50 uses!”

“My turn!” Erika enthusiastically jumps in, “Perverts, I encourage you to surrender your valuables to The Bandit by Vixen Creations. Ho-o-o-o-ly MOLEY, do I love this toy. This is the most luxurious-feeling dildo that has ever graced my vagina with its presence. It’s the perfect combination of squeezable and solidly resistant that is lacking in all my other dildos.”

Erika continues, “I love a good dong, but vibrators are my bread and butter and I can’t just pick one as my favesies.” Here, she is rolling happily in a pile of dildos and vibrators. Matthew looks on and comments, “Greedy piglet.” In the next frame, Erika hugs an oversized vibrator, “The standard Bullet Vibe puts the fun in fundamental as the beginner toy everyone should have in their tool chest. It’s a great, gentle starter toy and forever holds a place in my heart for giving me my very first orgasm ever.”

Erika is now reclining on another over-sized vibrator, “My cunt as come a long way since my bullet vibe days and now I need a toy that can really rumble my jungle. The Mystic Wand by Vibratex is the strongest battery-powered vibrator I’ve ever found and a super convenient size for travel for partnered fucking.”

She continues, “Which brings us to my #1 favorite vibrator of all time, The Doxy. While its ginormous handle makes it cumbersome to use during partnered sex, but its vibrational range and sheer power make it worth the extra work for the mind shattering orgasms it bestows upon you.”

Matthew and Erika’s friend exclaims, “Crickey! You guys’ve sure covered a lot of toys.” They respond, “And we didn’t even get to our fave runner-ups! Like the Limon by Minna of Fuze’s great pegging toys or Fleshlight’s Sex in a Can!”

The final frame depicts Erika and Matthew standing together in a sunset. Erika says, “These are just our favorite, finding your own will take some sexy trial and error. But that’s part of the fun!” Matthew adds with a wink, “Trying out different toys together is a risqué adventure and when you do find the right ones that tick your boxes? Everyone wins!”



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