Topic Announcing the Winners of our "This is Hardcore" Stories Competition
04 May 2015 17:00
Wow, guys, thank you so much... I know a couple of you that I talked to leading up to (and just after) I posted my story know that I almost didn't submit this one. It definitely ate up crazy hours/weeks and I'd left it pretty late in the comp. By the time I submitted, I was so deep in the zone that I couldn't even tell if it was good or bad anymore. :p
Special thanks to Sprite for kicking my ass and making sure I fulfilled our 'call out' to enter the comp. This win does mean a lot. 'Hardcore' is near and dear to my heart as far as Lush categories go, and there were so many fantastic entries. The level of writing on this site is off the charts. Congrats to Emilia, Jake, everyone in the top ten and really - everyone that entered. You should all be very proud!
Topic 200th STORY!!
30 Apr 2015 12:07
Two hundred stories is an impressive portfolio of writing. Well done!
Topic Should he get Life or Death?
27 Apr 2015 16:58
As Sprite said, solitary confinement is no joke. I read this essay a couple of years ago and it's still in my head. I thought I'd post the link here - it's quite an intense read.
The following essay is by William Blake, who has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 26 years. Currently he is in administrative segregation at Elmira Correctional Facility, a maximum security facility located in south central New York State. In 1987, Blake, then 23 and in county court on a drug charge, murdered one deputy and wounded another in a failed escape attempt. He was sentenced to 77 years to life.
This powerful essay earned Blake an Honorable Mention in the Yale Law Journal’s Prison Law Writing Contest, chosen from more than 1,500 entries. He describes here in painstaking detail his excruciating experiences over the last quarter-century.
“I’ve read of the studies done regarding the effects of long-term isolation in solitary confinement on inmates, seen how researchers say it can ruin a man’s mind, and I’ve watched with my own eyes the slow descent of sane men into madness—sometimes not so slow,” Blake writes. “What I’ve never seen the experts write about, though, is what year after year of abject isolation can do to that immaterial part in our middle where hopes survive or die and the spirit resides.” That is what Blake himself seeks to convey in his essay. —Lisa Dawson
Topic Should he get Life or Death?
27 Apr 2015 09:16
If he gets the death penalty, then (in his view) he dies as a Martyr... which is theoretically what he wanted anyway. I don't know if someone can just plead guilty and proactively accept the DP in this state, or whether it's mandatory to have a defense team try to save him. I'm guessing if they offered an instant 'death by firing squad' option, he'd probably take it.
What it really comes down to, however, is how he will live his years in prison. Being on death row is vastly different than getting LWOP in general population as far as isolation, hardship and privileges go. If you want to inflict max punishment, being on death row is the way to go - even if the sentence never gets carried out.
Personally, I think they should just abolish the death penalty and replace it with "Life Row" - which is natural life, but without the privileges of being in general population. A punishment like that is far worse than a needle in the arm. It would also save people from being possibly executed due to erroneous convictions by allowing more time for appeals etc and for groups like The Innocence Project to work without scary deadlines looming. Not to mention that actually getting the drugs for DP-executions is becoming more and more complicated.
Topic Story Idea: Mom joins teen sex orgy
24 Apr 2015 14:46
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The bridal shop employee and former Mormon Sunday school teacher slipped into the bathroom at one point, where she had sex with an 18-year-old guest, and then claimed she was still "horny" and proceeded to bring out some sex toys and use them in the living room in front of the group.
The teens kept the party going in the hot tub, before Lehnardt passed out in her bed, according to the police report. Lehnardt is a recovering alcoholic, who confessed her actions to her sponsor. The sponsor then reported what she said to the police.
Around 3:30 a.m. Lehnardt claims she woke up to find her daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend having sex with her.
"Her daughter 'felt guilty' because the 16-year-old was 10-inches long and huge, and if she had been able to take it, he wouldn't have needed to rape her mother," the sponsor said.
Currently, the teen is not facing rape charges as no evidence has been found supporting this claim.
The daughter felt 'guilty' because her 16 yr old BF had such a huge dick etc. Omg... this story.
Topic Toy Review: UR3 Suction Cup Dildo (Doc Johnson)
23 Apr 2015 08:58
There is a company called "VixSkin" that makes silicone dildos that has the skinner models. They are amazing and I strongly recommend them.
Thank you! I've heard of that brand before - I'll check them out.
Topic Any avid runners around
22 Apr 2015 07:59
I've gone off/on with the regularity of running over the years.
I also have chondromalacia patella and an old knee injury. I've had two surgeries on my right knee, starting at age 18 to clean up the surface of the patella and to prevent further damage.
I've just started getting back into running again this year. I do use a variety of supports for my knee when running (eg. K-tape, strap, sleeve) and I'm careful with how far I push things and try to keep to level/even running surfaces.
I'm not a 'serious runner' by any means, but I really do enjoy it, especially for being able to switch things up after long winters stuck in the gym and studio.
Topic "Cyclone cuts off electricity to Lush's coding genius"
22 Apr 2015 06:21
I saw some bits on the news about this - including a cruise ship that got stranded in the storm because the port in Sydney was closed. It looked pretty scary.
So happy to hear Gav and his family are safe!
Topic HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAZZA LUSH!
21 Apr 2015 06:57
Happy Birthday, Mazza!
Topic Toy Review: UR3 Suction Cup Dildo (Doc Johnson)
18 Apr 2015 16:31
To those who own this dildo: would you consider the girth appropriate for anal?
The 6-inch Doc Johnson is (for me) quite large for anal. It's quite thick. I have done it a couple of times, but only after a lot of sex and a lot of lube. The positives are that it's soft and feels fairly realistic. I really wish that D.C. made this same model of dildo, but a skinny version - then it would be pretty perfect. If anyone knows if something like this exists, let me know. But yeah... not gonna lie - you do need to do a decent amount of prep work if you're considering it for anal.
Topic Brittany McHenry.....would ya?
18 Apr 2015 06:22
Superficially speaking, she's still hot. I can see guys still wanting to fuck her just based on that, but her nasty attitude and mean girl vibe will probably make her a pariah in her industry. A great many athletes come from exactly the kind of working class backgrounds that she was making fun of and her elitism may not win her over as many big interviews as she was able to land before. The stuff she said was just sooo ugly and to pro athletes, hot girls are a dime a dozen.
Topic zodiac signs and sex
17 Apr 2015 07:17
In my experience, Leo and Scorpio have been the hottest in bed, and I've had good experiences with Taurus as well. (I'm Aquarius). It's probably all just coincidence, but I have noticed those trends.
It probably also depends on what your own sexual style is - you tend to mix with certain types of energy better than others.
Topic What non-sexual qualities do you find most attractive in men?
17 Apr 2015 06:33
I like a guy that's intelligent, outgoing and just a little bit twisted. I do like a dark sense of humour. Real honesty is more important than loyalty. And fun - the guy's gotta know how to enjoy the moment and not get distracted by the future.
Topic Plagiarism alert
17 Apr 2015 05:57
Here's the most recent I found...someone just made me aware of it...haven't searched for all the Lush Publishing titles, but I did find this...
Hard Candy (2013) by Ashleigh Lake
Thanks again, Alan.
I reported this and hope it'll get taken down. Likely I'll have to stay on top of it. I have this eBook up on Amazon as a freebie (for more exposure) and these people are charging $1.50 for it and pocketing the whole thing. smh
Topic high heels
15 Apr 2015 14:21
Depends on the occasion but most of mine are 5" I want to try the louboutin ballerina ultimat at 8" but its like being on pointes!!
https://upload.lushstories.com/1367349240-___ Christian Louboutin Christian Louboutin for The National Ballet, 2011.jpg
I tried a pair of these on once and being en pointe is actually more comfortable than this shoe design. They are beautiful but not recommended.
To answer the OP - I tend to do 5 inches or the 4-inch platform heel.
Topic Ladies, what is your ideal size package? Both cock AND balls ha
15 Apr 2015 14:12
I always thought balls were relatively unimportant as far as aesthetics go, until I fucked a guy with the perfect balls. I'm not even joking - this guy's balls were a little bigger than average, smooth, supple and with such perfect tone, they looked practically air-brushed. To this day, when I think back on this guy (who was basically a fuckbuddy), I have vivid memories of how fantastic his balls were. His cock was exceptional too. Seriously, someone needs to hunt him down and mould some dildos and sex toys off this guy.
Anyway - if this guy's balls were a perfect 10, most guys I've come across tend to rank between 6 to... oh, maybe 7.5, with an occasional 8 thrown in. I think balls that are proportionate to the dick or on the slightly larger size will come off as most attractive. I haven't seen any scary balls yet and I haven't fucked guys in the age-range that sags and wrinkles. In general, I don't think ball aesthetics are crucially important as long as they're smooth and aren't hanging too low. Having said that, like the aforementioned fuckbuddy - you can see some spectacular specimens and it definitely is a turn-on.
As far as cock size goes - I'll run with 6-8 inches as my preference.
Topic The Walking Dead
10 Apr 2015 20:00
You're such a die-hard Walker fan.
You should work for one of those sites that does episode reviews.
Topic The Walking Dead
10 Apr 2015 18:49
I have to keep averting my eye to avoid spoilers because I'm only in season 3. And I really love the show, but one thing keeps bugging me. How come they never stop for gas?
I'm sure there would be gas around, from cars and abandoned gas stations, so it is a logical flaw they could at least address. But they don't. They drive SUVs and RVs for Christ's sake!
Hmm... I could swear we've seen them siphoning gas from cars on various episodes - especially at that highway gridlock just before they lost Sophia in season two. I assume finding gas at this point would mostly be a stroke of luck, but yeah - they don't really touch on it much anymore.
Their companion series "Fear the Walking Dead" is starting sometime this summer (same premise, early in the zombie apocalypse, but on the west coast and with a different core group of characters). I'm not sure how successful it will be, but I think it'll be fun to check out. And you can watch this one without fear of spoilers! :)
Topic Teacher Fantasy
10 Apr 2015 17:18
I had a very harmless crush on my phys ed teacher when I was younger, and then much later I crushed on my sports coach who I did stupidly get involved with with a short time (purely sexual). That was about it though - most of my other teachers and profs were pretty old or unappealing.
Topic Would you be in a relationship
10 Apr 2015 17:13
No, I wouldn't, although I fully understand that once you've been in a relationship for a long time, that animal lust thing either settles down or you have to constantly work at it. Initially going into a relationship, however, that physical chemistry *has* to be there.
Once you've invested a lot and have a strong connection in non-physical ways, the answer to that Q may become more complicated, but unless you're both older (ie. when hand-holding, cruises and pigeon feeding in the park become the focus), I think two people in a relationship owe it themselves to try to work on the sexual spark and see if you can get it back.
Topic How many of you watch porn?
10 Apr 2015 17:00
I do - both alone and with my BF. I've watched with boyfriends in previous relationships as well. I've also watched it with girlfriends (platonic) but more just to have it on as background visuals. I've never seen it as something to hide or feel awkward about.
The kind I like varies - from softer female-friendly fare all the way up to rougher/edgy gonzo stuff (love the work of hardcore female director Mason). I'm not a major porn watcher (ie. it's not a daily thing) but when the mood hits - sure.
Topic Need some help picking a perfume.
09 Apr 2015 08:30
Your best bet is to go into a Sephora store and start sniffing testers to track down something that will turn you on. You might surprise yourself by responding to something unexpected.
As far as the fragrances you named, you might want to try:
Chanel Coco (spicy/oriental and similar to Opium)
La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain *try the perfume, not the EDT (black cherry, almond, smoked black tea, spices and licorice)
Vanilla & Anise by Jo Malone (I get tons of compliments on this - it's very warm, spicy and unique)
Alien by Thierry Mugler (or even Angel if you haven't tried that one)
Topic its my first time and i need help.
03 Apr 2015 13:30
Definitely lots of oral. If she has an orgasm or two before you have sex, she'll be more lubed and penetration will be easier. If she's not naturally lubed, make sure you use plenty of the store-bought kind. You may want to start with a finger first before easing in. As well, try to have an orgasm yourself first - either with her, or before you see her if she's shy - that will help you last longer. Don't forget the condom. Have fun!
Topic Recreational Drugs
03 Apr 2015 13:16
I've tried many recreational drugs, to varying degrees. I spent a lot of my harder partying days playing with ecstasy, MDMA and cocaine... typically dancing through the night, past dawn, into the next afternoon at various Afterhours clubs. Did the EDM scene quite a bit. I've tried GHB a few times - which I liked to a certain degree, although it's so easy to overdo it and the consequences are being out cold for about 4 hrs - very dangerous. I've seen many people 'G-out' so I was exceptionally cautious. I've tried 'K' twice (not my thing, and really only a bump at that). I've had magic mushroom tea (fun yet still fairly mild) and of course - weed - like most people, although I was never really a heavy user.
The only thing I do now is take a few tokes of weed now and then. I've given all the rest up. I don't regret it, but it was just around too often and became too much a part of the social scene I was on. I can't say I was ever chemically addicted, but there was an element of it slowly becoming an overly regular thing.
Did I have fun? Ohhh yeah. Ecstasy and cocaine were definitely my drugs of choice. The rush, the energy, the the way you can be totally vulnerable with complete strangers, the long non-stop weekend parties. Some of those conversations were pure therapy, others were purely fun. The sex was always off the hook. Every experience was like a little adventure - I've had too many crazy stories to recount (should've kept a drug journal! lol). There were musicians, celebs, hardcore gangsters and criminals, models, multi-millionaire CEOs, strippers, meatheads, and of course - the requisite sketchballs.
I was always more into the uppers than downers. I actually don't like the feeling of not being in control or being 'out of it' and I was also mildly paranoid about hallucinogens, which is why I avoided LSD/acid or any of the harder stuff. I always preferred feeling like me - but just a more euphoric version of me.
Have I had bad trips? Yeah,.. maybe a couple. More so that the effects where stronger than I wanted them to be, so until they levelled out, I wasn't totally comfortable. I did have a bad trip on weed once - I was convinced the balcony of the apartment I was in was destined to break off that night and smash onto the street below, so I was scared to go near it. I wanted to be on ground level but I was convinced the elevators were rigged to suffer the same fate. I sort of just sat in one place for hours, not speaking to anyone and just totally tripping out inside my own head. I've never had anything like that happen before or since.
I did have an experience once where I was basically going in and out of a black-out at a huge club party but unfortunately this was the result of a 'friend' having put something in my drink without my knowledge or consent. That was by far the scariest experience I've ever had on that whole scene. That can happen anywhere though - and sometimes it's difficult to know who you can trust and who isn't just an acquaintance that can turn predatory on a dime.
Recreational drug use is a fine line to walk. But alcohol is a drug too. So are prescription pills. Quite honestly, of the people I've seen go downhill - it's been about the alcohol/pills. No 'evil' drug dealers lurking in the wings... just liberal prescription-heavy doctors and your local liquor store.
Topic Announcing our "This is Hardcore" Story Competition, $200 First Prize!
03 Apr 2015 09:35
And I think I remember Ashley getting extra leeway on a competition once because she needed the extra words.
Uhmm... nope on this one. All my stuff here is under 10K. I was talking about word-count back when I thought West Coast Games was going to be a single story (no comp ties). But then I gave up on that and turned it into a 3-part series anyway.
I think stories for comps have to be judged very specifically by the set rules. I'm no judge though, so will have to defer to those in-the-know.
Topic Architecture, Interior Design and Style
30 Mar 2015 17:03
Some bedrooms I like. The first one is pretty amazing, I love how the colors of the bed match the exterior landscape. It would almost feel as if you're sleeping outside on a plain. Very soothing atmosphere:
Topic what is your favorite movie quote
28 Mar 2015 08:07
"Life is meant to be enjoyed. When death comes my way I want coke in my nose, pussy on my dick and a Cohiba in my mouth.”
... from the film, ' Three Days in Havana '
I always thought there was some nice bite to that movie quote.
Topic Who is your favorite movie character ever?
26 Mar 2015 11:53
One of my all time faves is 'Mavis Gary' (played by Charlize Theron) in Young Adult.
Mavis is so uncommonly funny, bitchy, dark and cynical and yet deeply vulnerable and tragic at the same time. A highly entertaining and complex character that you either love or hate.