What Is This?
Oh Joy, Sex Toy (OJST) is a weekly comic that debuted April 2013 and updates every Tuesday to bring you reviews of everything that relates to sex, sexuality and the sex industry. From toys to workshops to birth control and much more, no stone will be left unturned, no vibrator left unused, no nipple left unpinched. With the aid of guest reviewers, this comic will cover products for ALL the different anatomies people posses, from vulvas to penises and beyond. OJST strives to be relevant to all different genders, body types, and sexualities.
As explained on OJST’s debut strip, the Masturbateers are fictional, gender-neutral characters who portray the use of the sex toys that Erika is reviewing. Their pronouns as individuals are “They, Them and Their” and they refer to their genitalia by their medical, anatomical names. Though OJST uses the medical names of genitals in the comic, we respect and support that real life people do not all refer to their own genitalia with this terminology. The Masturbateers’ sexuality is: Horny.
Erika Moen is the primary force behind the creation of the strips. She has been doing webcomics since she was 15 years old and has been a full-time, professional cartoonist and comic book creator at Periscope Studio in Portland, OR since she was 25. She is a cisgender, white, able-bodied, queer lady who was born June 25th, 1983 and has been happily married to Matthew Nolan since October 2008.
Her work has been published by Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Villard, BOOM! Studios, Penny Arcade and Scholastic, among others. She appears as one of twelve contestants on Penny Arcade’s reality competition show about cartoonists, Strip Search.
Matthew Nolan is a devastatingly handsome half-French, half-Australian man raised in England who has lived in the US since 2008 with his wife, Erika. He helps write and edit the OJST strips, created and maintains the website, and is the contact person for all your contacting needs. He entrusts Erika to write his bios for him, sight unseen, because he trusts her to be more professional than to wax poetic about his amazing accent and that he is a silver fox with salt and pepper hair.
Thank you to Amy T. Falcone for coming up with the title, Scott Kurtz for inventing the slogan “A Fornication Celebration”, Robert Khoo for encouraging Erika to make this her next project, Katie Lane for all her legal advice, and to Cory Casoni for all his advice and recommendations as Matt set up the site. You guys are the best.
Affiliates and Sponsorship
OJST is proud to be affiliated with and sponsored by a variety of high quality retailers and pornographers, the list of them can be found here.
This association does not, however, cloud the honesty of Erika’s reviews. All of her opinions are genuine and she will report on any potential negatives of their products if it is warranted.
Would you like Erika to review a product or event? Looking to begin a business relationship with OJST? Please use Matt’s contact form.