G Spoon (and an update)

Hey everyone! It’s been a while. I haven’t been blogging as much on here lately, and you may be wondering why. I want to try to explain…and hopefully find my way back to this corner of the internet more often.

Part of the reason I haven’t been sex blogging much lately is that last year I lost both my mom and my partner’s mom, and I went through a period of grief when I didn’t do much of anything other than try to support my family and get through the days. I didn’t talk about it on here at all or even on social media really because I didn’t feel comfortable doing so, but I did eventually write a little about it on my other blog.

When I was finally able to get back into writing and photography, I felt passionately about veganism and health, and I ended up starting a new blog to focus on lifestyle topics like cooking, cruelty free beauty, vintage fashion, travel, etc. It’s not that I don’t care about sex anymore (I do!), it’s just that I found myself going in a different direction, and it felt easier to start anew with a fresh blog. It felt difficult to pick back up with this blog full speed as if nothing happened. Also obviously my sexuality was impacted, and though I do feel more like my old self again, for months the only toy I used was my beloved Hitachi.

I’m still interested in sexuality and sex toys, but I’ve been feeling burnt out, particularly on things like reviews that I don’t feel as passionately about anymore. I still like trying new toys, but I’m not interested in trying new toys just to try them, I only want to try things I’m fairly confident that I’ll love, otherwise my writing will be lackluster, and the toy will end up wasting space in my closet.

I do miss the parts of this blog that were my favorite though, like my (often creepy) self portraits, artistic sex toy photography, and erotic stories (damn, it’s been a while.) I had a ton of fun earlier this year when Ely and I shot nudes of each other at Hippie Hollow. I miss hanging out with my babely sex blogger friends at conferences and having amazing adventures like making our own glass dildos.

I have some ideas on how to get my groove back on this blog and have ideas for crossover topics. For example, I’m thinking about writing about menstrual cups on my lifestyle blog, instead of this one, because I think it’d reach people that may know less about the topic than my readers over here. I also think it’d be cool to bring parts of my other blog over here, and I have ideas for that as well. I’ve already done some with my vegan safter sex barriers and sex toys posts.

I’m also thinking about doing a spooky/sexy photo every day during October, if I can get enough inspiration and content next month.

I’m glad I took a break–I needed it, but I miss y’all! Can anyone relate? If you’re a regular reader, what do you like most about my blog? Any ideas for me? Let me know in the comments!

Also–back to the title of this post–I bought this g-spoon when I saw Epiphora tweet about Fucking Sculptures closing up shop. 🙁 I’m glad I was able to get one before it was too late, and I love this photo I created of it.

35 thoughts on “G Spoon (and an update)”

  1. Elliott Henry

    First of all, I’ve always like to see Penny on the Penny when I come here. Love your wit and interesting sexy photos. Glad times are better now, that was a tough hit, moms are always hard to lose and two so close together. Thanks for finding your way back, Penny.

  2. Lilly

    You’ve been missed! So much has changed for you, I’ve spotted some good stuff on your IG!! So much empathy and love to you both, losing a parent is incredibly hard.

  3. Molly

    I am so sorry about your mom’s. That is a very difficult thing to go through. I have been keeping up with your things on IG but it is lovely to see you back here again too. You know that I have always loved your photography and I miss seeing you post that stuff here. You have a real talent for it and were often an inspiration to me so I would be delighted to see you back posting images again

    Mollyx

    1. Penny Post Author

      Thanks Molly, that means a lot. I’ve missed this blog and community as well–hoping I’ll be able to get back in the groove again. And your work always inspires me as well!

  4. Aurora Glory

    It sounds like you are making sure you are doing what’s right for you! Which is wonderful and just as it should be. I hope you do start to feel reinspired though. Blogging is such hard work, it’s no good unless you’re having fun with it. I appreciate the honesty in this post and I’m intrigued to see if this change will have you bring something new to the sex blogging world. As it seems you are able to bring something a little different to your other blog. All the best!
    Aurora x

    1. Penny Post Author

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment Aurora! Yea it’s hard to keep up with blogging when you’re not feeling it–I’m hoping I’ll be inspired more soon though as well.

  5. Nero

    Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve perused you blog so thanks for this – I look forward to catching up. I appreciate how you feel after losing loved ones, having been through similar, so I understand your absence.
    Just write what you can, when you can. (I hope that doesn’t sound too glib)

  6. Michael Samadhi

    I quit blogging, even took down my old blog (which I now regret) after some emotional trauma in my life. So I understand where you are coming from. I had to come back, I missed it too much. I remember your blog from when I was active and can say it’s good to see you again. I encourage you to follow your passion wherever it leads!!

  7. Epiphora

    Pennyyyyyyy we’ve missed you so much! But you needed that time to yourself and you still deserve to take things one day at a time. I’ve been watching your other blog and it’s lovely, and your photos are beautiful as always. I’d love to read some new sex toy reviews from you, but only of things you’re really excited to try. 🙂

    1. Penny Post Author

      Piph, I’ve missed you so much too! Yea I definitely needed some time, but hopefully I’ll get some new content on here soon…I felt inspired to write this, so that’s a start! 🙂

  8. LittleSwitchBitch

    Really sorry to read you’ve been through that. I recently lost my Dad so I understand what you’ve been though and I can also relate to you throwing yourself into another blog. I kinda created mine originally as a distraction and when he died, threw myself into 100%.

    I really hope you do end up doing the scary photo themed month – your photos are spectacular and since taking part in SinfulSunday, I have seen a handful of them appear – I truly admire your work. You are so talented <3 Sending you lots of love x and to your OH too Xx

  9. Bee

    I’m so sorry for what you’ve had to go through this past year, losing someone so close to you is hard let alone doing it twice. I’ve missed seeing you here but take your time and do what’s right for you, we’ll be here when you’re ready xx

  10. fridayam

    I am so sorry to hear your news, and I, and all of the above, understand perfectly. Your blog has always been a wonderful visual challenge to the senses, and I hope you can find your mojo with it again. I’ve wanted to write about your images several times. Take care. x

  11. Beck

    I quit blogging awhile back. I took down my blog, which was probably the right decision for me. It just doesn’t fit into my life anymore as I’ve built it. Though, I do miss Sinful Sunday so much and that body image I built through my photography. I haven’t picked up a camera for such photos in well over a year. I think about starting over time and time again, but I’ve lost that passion for sex toy reviews as well as testing them. I enjoy my toys, but nothing like I use to. If I started again, it would be because I miss photography.

    I thought of you because I bought a Buffy shirt. My first one! I decided to check up on you. I wish you the best in your life journey. I think you are a beautiful and amazing person. You deserve the best. <3

    1. Penny Post Author

      Hey Beck–it’s so good to hear from you, I’ve missed seeing your Sinful Sunday photos and Buffy tweets. Which shirt did you get? Thanks so much for the kind words–it seriously means a lot! Send me a message or email if you ever want to talk Buffy or anything. 🙂 <3

      1. Beck

        I bought this one. I’ve been extremely into Feminism since I left the community and this shirt just makes me smile. I thank the sex blogging community for pushing me in this direction.

        It’s good to know that I’m missed by those I miss as well. Again, I wish you the best.

  12. Mandi

    I’m just now seeing this after my own extensive break from blogging (and attempting to tidy my e-mail account). I am incredibly sorry to hear about the grief & loss that you have been experiencing, Penny. Of course I have missed you, but I am so very happy that you have been taking care of yourself in whatever ways fit best — and I have LOVED poking around your other blog as I experiment with a more veggie lifestyle this year.

    Also, the sex nerd in me finds it incredibly interesting that wands seem to be the depressed blogger’s best friend. I actually killed my Hitachi during my hiatus and plan to faux-bronze it as decoration in our new house. XD

    1. Penny Post Author

      Thanks for the comment Mandi–it’s so great to hear from you! Thanks for your support–and that’s awesome you’re experimenting with a more veggie lifestyle and liking my other blog. 😀

      That’s such a good idea about your Hitachi! If mine ever dies (shudder lol), I would probably do something similar!

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