Nov 052017

With this blog, I tried to do a thing. Yes, it started out as kind of a joke between sex bloggers but I hoped it would turn into something educational, where others might contribute and where I would not profit from the affiliate links. I didn’t think it was right for me to keep the commissions made from this blog with other people contributing content. So my plan was to donate all commissions made from links on this blog to Planned Parenthood… in Vice President Pence’s name.

With that in mind, I finally got around to checking out the data and since its inception in October of 2015, this blog has made…. wait for it… wait for it… ZERO DOLLARS! Seriously you all, I’m not complaining, I meant that to be funny. I didn’t expect to see much because this blog really hasn’t gotten a lot of traffic. I think perhaps, my hopes for what I planned to create were a bit too high?

Some folks have contributed great content and I am thrilled that they did. I didn’t want anyone to submit content for free so I asked several of my affiliate companies if they would give a $25 gift certificate to anyone who did contribute. Some of them thought it was a great idea and agreed. That offer still stands if anyone is interested, just sayin’.

Anyway, that was a long ramble for me to get to this point but I felt I had to give the back-story. I don’t care that TNaV hasn’t made any money for me to donate. I donated anyway. In Mike Pence’s name. So he’ll get the acknowledgment card… or at least, an intern will probably get it.

Planned Parenthood donation Mike Pence

planned parenthood donation mike pence

planned parenthood donation mike pence

I support Planned Parenthood and everything they do. All of it. All of the services they provide are important and I, to put it quite frankly, think it’s really fucking shitty how they’ve been under attack in recent years – all for political gain. Seems like Planned Parenthood’s existence and their federal funding was never much of an issue in the past. Maybe I just wasn’t tuned in but I don’t remember it being such a controversial subject before.

If you can, I encourage you to donate too… in Mike Pence’s name, of course:

Vice President Pence
1650 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20502

Lest you think I came up with this awesome idea of donating in that asshole’s name, I do admit, I did not come up with it. Many have donated in his name. In fact, Mila Kunis donates monthly, sending a note each time. I think that’s pretty damn cool.

So, donate if you can. You can also purchase sex toys and lube through the links of the retailers in the left sidebar (clear your cookies, please) and I PROMISE, I’m not here to keep that money. You have to use those links though. That way, I’ll know the commissions came from this blog.

Apparently this is what the acknowledgment card looks like. I’m giving credit to where I found it but don’t go there, it’s an anti-choice site.

 Posted by at 9:21 pm
Jan 212017

I’ve been asking for submissions to TNaV for awhile now and have gotten some great posts. From the very beginning, I felt bad for not being able to compensate the bloggers as much as I wanted to. Being a blogger myself, I understand that our work has worth.

I also decided that all commissions I make from this site will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Not only because it’s for a great cause but I didn’t want bloggers contributing content that might lead to me making commissions. I also thought more bloggers would like to get behind this project if it ultimately benefited Planned Parenthood.

Still, the compensation I offered was really more a gesture of goodwill and I wanted to do more. So, I’ve set about asking the affiliates I feature on this site if they would like to sponsor guest posts by compensating the author with a $25 gift card. So far I’ve asked two companies and I’m thrilled that they said, yes! PeepShow Toys and Tantus have agreed to sponsor posts.

I’d like to get all the companies on board, that way each company only sponsors a post about every 5 months or so. Since I’m just launching this project, the first contributor would get their choice between a PeepShow Toys or Tantus gift card but going forward, each contributor would get a gift card from whichever company was next on the list (if more join). I do regret that I can’t make this retroactive for the folks who’ve already submitted posts. I hope ya’ll understand. But you’re more than welcome to submit content from this point on and get the gift card.

So pitch me your ideas! I’d love to feature educational posts, opinion pieces or, personal experiences about anything related to having a uterus, ovaries, vagina, vulva and all those things that make us awesome.

Update: Vibrant has agreed to sponsor posts, along with PeepShow Toys and Tantus, with a $25 gift card to the author!

 Posted by at 2:37 pm
Dec 272016

Perhaps you’ve seen the notice in my left sidebar or saw me tweeting about it but if not, I’d like to formally announce my plans for this site.

This site started out as sort of joke between sex bloggers, while also being educational. A few posts were published and then the site went dead for over a year, until I had an idea. What if other bloggers contributed content to the site? I don’t expect bloggers to work for free and I do offer a payment but it’s more a gesture of goodwill than anything else. I can’t afford a lot.

I’ve been openly asking on Twitter for folks to contribute articles and so far, I have gotten several really great posts. I’m hoping many more bloggers join in because I have bigger plans for this blog.

I intend to donate 100% of the commissions made through the links and banners on this blog. I know the notice in the sidebar says “a portion” and I need to change that (fixed) because I’ve decided that all of it should go to Planned Parenthood.

The banners and links on this blog are set up in a way that I can track the commissions that come from this site rather than my review site. Not all affiliate platforms make this an easy task so, I’m only adding the companies that use platforms that allow for easy tracking. I made one exception for PeepShow Toys and just created a separate account since their affiliate program doesn’t allow me to generate reports that show commissions earned from links with a tracking code.

My plan is, at the end of next year, I’ll see how much this blog has earned and I’ll donate it directly to Planned Parenthood… in Mike Pence’s name of course, even if he is VP. I’ll post a screen shot as proof of the donation. I’m nothing if not honest so believe me when I say, I won’t be keeping the money for myself.

How can you help? Well, if you’re shopping for sex toys or lube, you can clear your cookies, click on my banners and links and make your purchases. Clearing cookies ensures that this blog gets the commission. There is no additional cost to you.

You can also help by donating your time toward writing posts. As I said, there is a small payment but your content will be going toward the greater good. There are so many stories to be told and I don’t feel qualified to tell them all.

What sort of things can you write about? Anything related to vulvas, uteruses, vaginas, and all manner of women’s issues. Posts can be opinion pieces, educational, or personal experiences.

So, that pretty much sums it up. I would love to see this blog become a community resource and generate significant earnings to donate to Planned Parenthood. If you want to write something, just contact me.

 Posted by at 1:04 pm