Essentials from the Top Drawer - blog

  • What if you can't?

    Sometimes the questions Top Drawer Essentials gets are worthy of sharing, anonymously of course.

    We recently received a query as to whether 'adult products' from Top Drawer Essentials are covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  It's a great question and the short answer is no, the NDIS doesn't, currently, extend to covering any of a number of products and services related to sexuality.  But ...

  • In my partner's body

    I watched an old-ish Australian movie the other day, 'Dating The Enemy', in which a struggling couple magically wake in each other's bodies.  I know that premise is far from original and I can think of at least a few similar movies... because it's a popular fantasy. If I suddenly woke in my partner's body, once the hours with a mirror enjoying my new biology passed, or I accepted the banality of being able to pee standing up, what would I do?  What would you do?


  • Alan is one of my heroes.

    Alan MacMasters is widely accredited with the invention of the electric toaster in 1893, and he's one of my heroes.  Admittedly, I do like toast, but his invention represents so much more. 

    I like innovation, and I like how it's applied to everyday things, and adult toys are no exception.  If anything, adult toys are amongst the best examples of the application of innovation.

  • It's all about biology...

    Every now and then Top Drawer Essentials receives questions regarding our lack of a "gay only", "straight only", "Christian only" or similar selection/filter of products, and our response is always the same.  Whether our staff are gay or straight, or what their religion may be is irrelevant, but what is important is that biologically we don't think it matters.  At the risk of inciting the angst of everyone, it's probably appropriate that we explain...

  • Your penis is not perfect ... but all is not lost.

    The male penis is an undeniably great design, but evolution hasn't led it to be perfect to satisfy your partner 100% of the time.  Luckily, evolution has compensated us with the brains to invent tools to address our other biological shortcomings.  It's time to embrace and enjoy those tools.


  • The Essentials for your Top Drawer...

    Yes, Top Drawer Essentials is a store specifically geared to provide the essentials for your top drawer, but after a few questions, it's probably appropriate that we explain what we think those essentials actually are.