Archive for May, 2013

CLUB KOOKY 18TH BIRTHDAY at the Sydney Opera House

Friday, May 31st, 2013



THIS weekend on Sunday, June 2nd come celebrate Club Kooky’s 18th birthday bash as a part of Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney queer institution Club Kooky will now ring in their adult years as Seymour Butz and DJ Gemma bring their dramatic and debaucherous festival finale with an all-out Kooky & Love Affair reunion featuring Aérea Negrot, Kim Ann Foxman and Shaun J Wright.

So get out the rainbows colours and crazy costumes and seriously boogie down with some the kookiest kids in town!

Tickets ($35 each) and more details can be found at



ACON’s Launch of a new GLBTI Anti-Violence Project

Friday, May 31st, 2013

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Bruce from Max Black attended and supported the launch of ACON’s new GLBTI Anti-Violence project today which is aimed at reducing violence within the GLBTI community by promoting places of safety and support.

Max Black is a proud to be a part of this project and will be displaying the ‘Safe Place’ signage and will be committing itself to the principles of being a proactive safe haven.


Empowerment, Inspiration and Creativity in sex and all aspects of your life

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

As a counsellor specialising in sexual and relationship issues one would think that I hear all sorts of outrageous stories about my clients’ sexual experiences. And I do. Some would think it’s the dream job; talking about sex all day- what more could I want? And, well, yes it’s true, it is my dream job and I love it. But aside from all of this I also hear endless stories about individuals and couples that are looking for more in aspects of their lives that don’t seem to have anything to do with sex. They don’t just come to sessions wanting to heat things up in the bedroom but they often talk about issues that go much deeper.


Believe it or not a lot of the work I do involves the exploration of issues that go right to the core of my clients’ sense of existence on this earth. Deep huh? Yep. And they occur on multiple levels. The first level is clients’ dreams for their romantic relationships such as wanting a richer and deeper sexual connection with their partner, improving intimacy and exploring with their partner. The second level involves deeply personal issues such as the development of self-esteem, self-exploration (in whatever form that may take!), greater consciousness, spirituality, assertiveness skills, the search for happiness and even finding inner peace.  And the third level deals with life skills and challenges such as reaching financial security, finding the dream job, achieving a balanced lifestyle, good health, pursuing studies, hobbies, travel and friendships. It’s a lot to deal with and I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all struggled with some, if not all of these issues in our lives.


What I’ve found is that for many of my clients (and myself included!) to feel truly empowered, inspired and creative in their sex lives they often need to work on many of the aspects just described.  I’ll give you an example. John presents for counselling with erectile dysfunction. His wife complains that they don’t have sex any more and even when they try he struggles with his erections. Hmmm…seems a simple case of Erectile Dysfunction. But when I dig a little deeper, John reveals that he has been working 60-hour weeks in the same job for 15 years. When asked why he keeps doing it he answers “because, well, what else is there to do?” 6 months ago he was diagnosed with depression and his doctor warned him that if he didn’t change his eating and exercise habits he would become a candidate for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. After some time working with John and his wife, he was able to feel strong enough to change his work schedule, invest in his health, make more time for his family and have a healthier, more fulfilling and connected sexual and relationship with his wife. It took some time and lots of dedication, but John is a happier man for it now.


We all have room to grow, evolve and become more empowered, inspired and creative. For more information on how check out my new workship ‘Lovin your Loving’.


Signing off.



McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary - Maria Venuti & Lelo

Check out our gallery from the McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary gala fundraiser! Max was a proud supporter on the night and our very own Bruce and Heidi walked away with a LELO box hand-crafted by the fabulous Maria Vanuti.

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Sexy Doppelgängers

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Glass Sculpture-Shiri Zinn Glass Dildo

Sex toys have come a very long way and have now evolved to the point where some toys look like actual pieces of art or every day objects. Here are a few sexy doppelgängers I have come across. . .



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Serviette Holder-Lelo Alia Vibrator

Jimmyjane Back at Max Black

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Jimmyjane has landed back in store at Max Black and we are very excited!

On the deluxe end of Jimmyjane we are happy to announce the arrival of the Form 2 clitoral vibrator, the Form 6 internal vibrator and the newest Hello Touch finger vibrator! Form 2 and Form 6 are so sexy, svelte and oh-so-powerful and Hello Touch is a finger vibrator of the next generation!

You can also expect all the Usual Suspects such as the ICONIC Rabbit, Bullet, Pocket and Smoothie. All sleek and white this is a range of classic vibrator styles. The ICONIC series is very well-priced and great for beginners or for someone who just wants to pick up a quick little gift.

If you are local come in store and delight your senses. Otherwise you can check it out on our website.

Perfect Fit . . .Max’s NEWEST BOYS Brand

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Max Black is truly excited to introduce an entirely NEW boys range that has serious growl, Perfect Fit – in store now! For those of you already familiar with the StreemMaster products we have stocked before, you are likely to become an instant fan.

Perfect Fit is an American brand owned by Steve Callow, who is renowned for designing the very popular StreemMaster brand of products. Moving forward from this success he put his efforts forward into this new brand so that all his truly unique designs now fall under one label.

This range has many naughty boys toys that have some very serious ‘grunt’ to them and are very well priced too! From rubber tire-inspired cock rings and ball stretchers, to fun but very rude tunnel plugs and super-soft extenders Perfect Fit has certainly shaken up the Men’s section at Max!



Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Hello Kitty Vibrators-400x400HELLO! Kitty

Sanrio’s famous Hello Kitty Vibrator was first released in 1997 as a shoulder massager. Riiiiiight.

Petite, hand-held and vibrating this toy soon became a sensation in the world of adult stores and began being featured in some pornography.

Sanrio claimed that the Hello Kitty Massager was only released to be an innocent health-care product and then pulled them from the market. It was no surprise that they immediately became a collector item on Ebay.

They weren’t re-introduced until 2007. Kittenistas world over are still purrrring in delight!


To read further, click here for the New York Times article ‘Has Hello Kitty Gone Feral?’


Tasty Treats!

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Here are a few morsels of delight for you to indulge in this Sunday. . . where two of my favourite worlds meet- sweets and vibrators of course!

Tasty Treats-Iroha Midori Macaroon

Tasty Treats - Shiri Zinn Cupcake

Tasty Treats - Iroha Yuki Marshmallow

Tasty Treats - Iroha Sakura Heart Candy


The vibrators in Image 1 – Midori Vibrator by Tenga Iroha , Image 3 – Yuki Vibrator by Tenga Iroha and Image 4 – Sakura Vibrator by Tenga Iroha are all now available at Max Black.

Laura Antoniou’s BDSM Workshops in Adelaide and Canberra

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Academycover1If you are in Adelaide and looking for some naughty education THIS WEEKEND, this is a last minute reminder for anyone interested in Laura Antoniou’s series of BDSM of Workshops.

Laura is the best selling author of the famous Marketplace book series and is making her first ever appearance in Adelaide!

She will be presenting a series of workshops on D/s, relationships and play based on her 20+ years of kink lifestyle and catering for newbies to experienced players. and everything in between.

Uber, the organisation hosting Laura, will also be heading to Canberra NEXT WEEK for the first time ever! There are also two workshops available in Canberra as outlined below.


Adelaide Workshops

Friday May 10th @ 7pm – Starting D/s in the bedroom

Saturday May 11th @ 11:30pm – The way of it: creating protocols

Saturday May 11th @ 2:30pm – Training Your Own Sex Slave

Sunday May 12th @ 11:30am – For your own good: punishment

Sunday May 12th @ 2:30pm – Serious Players


Canberra Workshops

Thursday May 16th @ 7pm – The way of it: creating protocols

Thursday May 16th @ 7pm – For your own good: punishment


For further details or ticket information please contact Uber Services