Home > News > BetterThanTheHand.com, ManShop.com Launch • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


BetterThanTheHand.com, ManShop.com Launch

BetterThanTheHand.com, ManShop.com Launch
Get XBIZ News
Jun 7, 2016 4:29 PM PDT    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — New websites BetterThanTheHand.com, a news and opinion blog, and ManShop.com, an e-tail store, launched this week.

The sites create an open dialogue for men about masturbation and provide resources on sexuality products, while the co-launch of the sites coincides with Men’s Health Month.

“I started Better Than the Hand because there really isn’t a good, honest dialog and resource out there for male masturbation,” said Magnus Sullivan, editor of BetterThanTheHand.com and co-owner of ManShop.com.

“I mean, where is the Hitachi wand for men?” Sullivan asked. “I want to move away from technical reviews of sex toys and clinical descriptions of the benefits of masturbation and towards the idea of how sex toys facilitate an experience. What works for one person might not work for another — that’s why I’m interested in a variety of perspectives.”

BetterThanTheHand.com gives visitors reviews of the latest sex toys and sexuality products in the context of a frank discussion about the overall benefits of sexuality products. While the physical and mental health benefits of masturbation are well documented, tremendous shame continues to enshroud many men, who feel embarrassed to talk about their experiences openly.

Sullivan hopes to encourage more men to explore self-pleasure and feel comfortable sharing their experiences with others. As a result, the site will focus on the experience of using toys and offer specific suggestions about technique in order to maximize pleasure.

“This is not only about self pleasure, however; it’s about how creative stroking can lead to creative sex with others,” said Sullivan, a filmmaker known for the 2015 erotic film “Marriage 2.0,” which blends explicit sex with dramatic narrative.

“Understanding how to enjoy an erotic build and then recover quickly parlays into better sex with your partner. It’s also about broadening your idea of stimulation.”

Contributors to BetterThanTheHand.com include Ned Would, a self-described queer geek, who is also an adult performer with a background in experimental physics. Others include Julius Prince, a veteran writer on sexual topics, and Steven Silvercreek, a freelance writer known for his work on cultural histories, professional basketball, and homoerotic double entendre.

For a list of all contributors, click here. To write for BetterThanTheHand.com, email magnus@betterthanthehand.com.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!