Amazing $12K Sex Toy Giveaway Benefits Great Sexuality Organizations

by Violet Blue on July 26, 2011

Sometimes I’m sitting at my desk and I run across something online that makes me shoot side-eyes around my office, as if to say to my printer, is this for real? Considering that the printer is mine, we know it has seen some things it probably hopes are not real, or perhaps even wants to unsee, especially because it doubles as a scanner. But the Crystal Causes $12,000 sex toy giveaway is one of those things that kind of stopped me in my tracks, seeking a witness to confirm that yes, this organization is actually holding a sex-positive fundraiser in which they’re giving away twelve very adult prize baskets, each worth in excess of $1,000.

Read how to enter – there are many ways, and you can enter as many times as you like (insert double entendre, twice). Donate to one of the causes, or support the fundraiser with a blog post, Tweet, or Facebook share, and you’re in the running – the deadline is this July 31. Donations range from $8-$50, and each donation counts as a separate entry with which you can enter multiple times. And yes – you can donate anonymously.

The list of charities include Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Center For Sex and Culture (CSC), Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (HIPS), the incredible Advocates For Informed Choice (AIC), Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH), Jiz Lee’s Karma Pervs and the St. James Infirmary, a clinic that provides healthcare and social services for sex workers.

The incredible gift baskets each include a LOT of high-end sex toys, sex accessories, all kinds of treats, a VOD card, a ruler and 3-month membership to Kink Academy, and much more.

Crystal Delights, in case you’re wondering, is a sex toy maker whose gorgeous Swaroski-adorned, handmade, eco-friendly glass (Pyrex) products are body-safe and really fabulous. They are very much worth having, these sleek boutique toys. The company does fund-raising through their Crystal Causes fairly regularly, and the company itself has a really interesting backstory:

Virtually About LLC began in 2008 as a result of a successful line of digital toys in the virtual world of Second Life. Out of the “Crystal Delights” virtual adult toy product line, the idea grew to create a real-life “Crystal Delights” line. Two years later the first real life adult sex toy, the Crystal Delights Anal Plug was created. From there, fans and passionate creativity inspired new offerings like wands, dildos and, of course new plugs.

Don’t wait! It ends soon, and the charities are really, really good ones!

* Note: this blog post is voluntary editorial on my part, and I in no way want to be considered to win a basket.

Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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{ 5 comments }

1 Dangerous Lilly {Lilly Dangeroux} July 27, 2011 at 5:32 am

Also, Shellie just updated that she is extending the event until August 31st, to give a better chance at raising more money for these charities

2 violet blue July 27, 2011 at 1:20 am

If it wasn’t for the teasing, nothing would get edited around here… ;)

3 Paul July 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

If it doubles as a scammer, why do you keep it around? Isn’t that illegal?

4 Dangerous Lilly {Lilly Dangeroux} July 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

Thank you for posting about this; Shellie, the owner, is a great person with a great company and I know that all of these charities really need our help. I don’t know why it’s so hard to get people to donate a little or even help spread the word, so you get a lot of props for this post. Thanks again, Violet.

5 Kendra Holliday July 26, 2011 at 3:50 am

I have huge respect for Shellie, the woman behind Crystal Delights. She is amazingly compassionate and her taste in toys always takes my breath away. I own a couple of her toys and they are the crown jewels in my toy collection. Once again, she outdoes herself.

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