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Steak and a Blow Job Day

With all of the serious shit going on in the world, most of us missed National Fruit Compote Day on March 1st and National Tartar Sauce Day on March 3rd. I wanted to make sure to spare everyone from missing another incredibly important holiday.

Today is March 14th and it is Steak & a Blow Job Day.

Strategically placed on the calendar and exactly one month out from Valentine's Day, Steak & a Blow Job Day is unlike it's counterpart, which gets a lot of couples all worked up about nonsense. And in a world of relationships where both partners lack mind reading capabilities, S&BJ Day boasts the obvious: steaks + blow jobs.

I was curious to know the history behind S&BJ Day, so I spent a good hour doing some serious reconnaissance work. When Googled separately, the words "steak" and "blow job" have plenty of information. As one can imagine, a gaggle of photos and fan pages are dedicated to both respectively. However, the origins of the two together provided little to no information, aside from Tweets and an article published in the Huffington Post a couple years ago. 

I was able to find one company actually doing something slightly more celebratory for this year's special occasion.  Ella Paradis, one of the largest adult toy and lingerie e-commerce retailers in the United States, has launched their own campaign: SBD Day Blow Cancer Away, in which proceeds from certain toys go towards breast cancer research. Of course, I then spent another hour sorting through endless pages of toys (again for research).

If you haven't sussed out the sex toy market, you might want to scope out the scene over at Ella Paradis. The technology and science behind some of these contraptions is mind blowing, but more so than that is the huge market for these products in general. And while some toys can come across as slightly intimidating, a lot of them have the potential to serve a much more important purpose. They initiate conversations about intimacy and needs among couples. Obviously Steak & a Blow Job Day is silly, totally riDICKulous and hardly needs a holiday, but it does add a bit of levity and laughter to the day.

"We're excited to open the dialogue for intimacy and pleasure, either with a partner or with yourself," said Tino Dietrich, Ella Paradis CEO and Co-Founder. "From personal preference to untapped curiosity, Ella Paradis provides a distinct range of possibilities." 

Truer words (about sex toys) have probably never been spoken.

Also the Flesh Light makes me laugh and I need a little laughter this afternoon.