Thursday, February 14, 2019

LOVE in all forms at the AVNS at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

LOVE in all forms at the AVNS at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny

Relax, it’s just sex…

Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend (along with 50,000 other people) the AVN Novelty Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino a few weeks ago.  There surrounded by dozens of Fleshlight displays (if you’re unsure what this is, we recommend researching it while not at work…), we were reminded how the entire porn industry is about listening to your philosophical inner compass.

Let me explain…..

The AVN Novelty Expo is the Adult Entertainment Industry's premiere B2B event.  The AVN Novelty Expo brings together the latest and greatest items from a wide range of cutting edge companies such as toys, lingerie, lotions, sex furniture, and other novelty items.  More than 500 of the hottest stars from the adult industry were in attendance, priming themselves for the AVN Awards on Saturday night aka the "Oscars of Porn” where former stripper Cardi performed (two weeks before her Grammy win of Best Rap Album).

While there we saw it all!  And were reminded how one of the most AMAZING aspects at AVN weekend is how it embraces LOVE in all forms.  From Oculus Rifts based virtual reality porn to high class sex dolls to The Lair, an interactive playspace where you can absolutely come as you are, the AVNs scream “you just do you.” 

A template that can definitely be applied more in the real world!

The AWESOME thing about the porn industry is they don’t judge, they embrace.  Ever heard of Rule 34 of the Internet?  Whatever weird kinky porn you try to create in your mind, it already exists.  And with the limitlessness of human ingenuity, let’s just say Westworld is closer than you think! ;-) 

In the last twenty years the internet (whose bandwidth was built on early 90s nerds looking for porn...) has evolved into a LIKE culture.  Something that has brought us together as humans, but has also separated us from our philosophical inner compass.  Most of us now look to our Likes and Followers to tell us who were are. 

But not the porn industry.  Instead they say bring it!  Because Rule 34 is inexhaustible in their minds!

So let’s all be a little bit more like the porn industry and embrace LOVE in all forms!  In doing so, we’ll be taking the philosophical and moral high grounds, plus it’s a Hell of a lot more fun! ;-)

Kat Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Edible Skinny, a site dedicated to making your life postcard worthy. She is also the CEO of the creative media company This Way Adventures. You can find more about both brands at

Thursday, February 7, 2019

There Are Never Enough I LOVE YOUs: A Valentine's Day Product Guide

There Are Never Enough I LOVE YOUs: A Valentine's Day Product Guide

By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny

“There are never enough I LOVE YOUs.”
--Lenny Bruce, Comedian

Lenny Bruce said it ABSOLUTE BEST!  Because the most important part of Valentine’s Day are the I LOVE YOUs.  The I LOVE YOUs to your significant other(s), your family, your pets, and MOST ESPECIALLY to yourself.  Now, I could write another two intro paragraphs for this Valentine’s Day Product Guide, but really all I want to do is keep mentioning FAB LOVE quotes.  You see some GREAT people said it much much better than me!  ;-)

But before we get to the quotes… if you’re still looking for some FUN and FLIRTY V-Day gifts to augment your I LOVE YOUs, below are 5 suggestions that we here at Edible Skinny ABSOLUTELY ADORE!!!

FAB Quote #1:
“Some LOVE stories aren’t epic novels some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with LOVE.”
--Carrie Bradshaw

FAB Quote #2:
“Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes.  There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy.”
--Henry Kissinger

FAB Quote #3:
“All you need is LOVE. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
--Charles Schultz

Here’s to life being delicious, all your moments being postcard worthy, and I LOVE YOUs all the time! ;-)

Everyone LOVES Kittens!  But unfortunately certain boyfriends are allergic (I’m talking to you Matt Bourquardez!) or your apartment doesn’t allow them.  Luckily Demeter has captured a fragrance that truly purrrrrrrs.  After 15 years of effort, this New York based fragrance company has created the olfactory essence of a baby cat aka “kitten.”  All the warmth, powdery softness, and comfort of that purrfect spot, just behind a kitten's neck.  So grab a bottle of Demeter’s Kitten Fur and leave the Benadryl behind! ;-)

The best way to have a two hour kissing session is to have kissable lips.  Enter Milk + Honey, a Austin based handmade beauty product line that is toxin-free, organic, and plant-based.  Their Lip Duo (containing their Lip Polish and Lip Butter) is the perfect pair to prep for puckering up!  Made from Vanilla, Cardamom, Blood Orange, and Lemongrass, the Lip Polish buffs away dryness and provides a soft canvas for any lip color.  Finish your mouth prep with their Lip Butter for a silky pout with a delicate, natural shine.  The perfect solution for hours and hours of smooching!

This is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for the Techie traveler in your life looking for more airline seat space.  The Airhook is a revolutionary two-in-one solution for airplane travel: a stable drink holder and a secure mount for an electronics device.  Designed to elevate the level of comfort and convenience for airplane travelers, allowing for maximum legroom, The Airhook uses the tray table in its vertical locked position as an anchor, rather than horizontally as a platform. Travelers no longer need to sacrifice space with the folding down trays!   Something a certain 6’3” foot boyfriend would have definitely appreciated on our 10-hour flight to Amsterdam last year! ;-)

What Valentine’s Day is complete without a bit of SEXY SEXY time?  Now there’s tons of sex toys on the market but the cool thing about plusOne, a collection of adult pleasure products for quality-seeking yet budget-minded customers, is that they’re taking adult playtime into the mainstream marketplace.  That’s right you no longer need to procure your toys at a scuzzy roadside jerk hut (or the Internet)...  Since hitting the shelves in early-October, the brand has already sold nearly a quarter of a million devices in the U.S in big-box retailers such as Walmart and Amazon.  Our favorite is their Vibrating Ring: the snug-fitting ring that enhances his size while adding sensual vibrations for both partners.  The inviting (not scary at all) plusOne ring is made of super stretchy body safe silicone and has 10 vibration settings.  Portable and discreet, it’s perfect for precise stimulation.  And the fully waterproof ring is perfect for play in the bath or shower.  So let the games begin!

Music is one of those universal presents, the ultimate gift of changing one’s good vibrations to even better good vibrations.  The House of Marley Uprise are Bluetooth wireless sports earphones that gives you the ability to make those Beach Boys sounds mobile.  Made of natural wood fiber and recycled PP composite the earphones have an 8-hour battery life (unlike some wireless headphones that die after 2 hours…) and a travel case made from recycled water bottles.  They’re also SUPER DUPER quick charging (which is A BIG DEAL when you realize you didn’t charge them and you want to go to the gym right now...).  Uprise even has a travel case made from recycled water bottles.  So get ready for those Good Vibrations that you need for your marathon training to be more mobile! ;-)

Kat Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Edible Skinny, a site dedicated to making your life postcard worthy.  She is also the CEO of the creative media company This Way Adventures. You can find more about both brands at

Monday, February 4, 2019

Underground Vibes with No/Me at LA's Black Rabbit Rose and Madame Siam Sideshow Emporium

Last week Edible Skinny was lucky enough to drop by Houston Hospitality’s Black Rabbit Rose to check out Republic Records up-and-coming alt-pop singer-songwriter No/Me showcase her new album!

Named one of the Best Bars in LA by Vice, the fraternal twins’ magic-themed speakeasy (they are REALLY into speakeasies!) Black Rabbit Rose, features a short and sweet craft cocktail list with a stage that features rising pop stars, contortionists and illusionists, and burlesque shows.  (Oh and sometimes it’s also a Thai restaurant...).  While there I sipped on a Dark Arts cocktail (Lemongrass Vodka, Lime, Aloe, and Activated Charcoal), afterwards I was ready to join team Slytherin!

Songs played during No/Me’s half hour-ish set included her first dropped single: Consistent, a track that was inspired by No/Me’s recent attempt at online dating.  Her lyrics are a checklist of issues: she’s a skeptic, a cynic, a neurotic, a narcissistic, and a freak who’s “got the best intentions.”  Consistent is also featured on the recently announced FIFA 19 soundtrack, among the likes of Childish Gambino, Gorillaz, Logic, Billie Eilish and more.  No/Me’s vocal vibe is breathy raspiness with a WAHLOP of emotionality in every lyric delivered.  While studying at UCLA, No/Me double majored in musicology and music industry, while balancing nighttime gigs with her previous rock band.  Another breakout song was Savior, “Fuck the fairytales and your princess dreams.  I’m gonna give you hell like a killer queen.”  And with more FAB performances like this No/Me is definitely on her way to being a killer queen. 
After the performance it was time to sneak into another Houston space: Madame Siam Sideshow Emporium, the adjoining speakeasy (like I said…) whose theme focuses on the classic American traveling carnival, by way of the Donald Trump Silk Road.  With a secret door backdoor gum-ball machine entrance, there’s a something for every carney lover out there: a ball toss at Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, an in house Tarot Card Reader, ironic gum-ball options (such as “Pretty Fly For a White Guy”), and corndogs being slung from a chuck wagon.

Here’s to life being delicious, all your moments being postcard worthy, and being a killer queen at a Houston speakeasy! ;-)