Jun 242015
 

IMG_3072The Raptor (small) from Exotic-Erotics is a biggun’. It looks like a scorpion tail on steroids and it’s happy to see you. I had to give it a try. I mean look at it; it’s a crazy looking dildo, and I get to pick its unique coloring. Some things you have to see in person to really appreciate it, and the Raptor is one of those things. It truly is a bizarre design.

The description on Exotic-Erotics’ website talks about how a dino might want to take you from behind. However, I’m sitting here watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer, wondering if this isn’t some kind of demon dick. Hell, now I’m thinking about which demon it could belong to.

The Raptor is made from body safe platinum silicone and they can make it in an array of shades and hues. I happen to be obsessed with brightly colored dildos, so this is a perfect fit.

The Measurements:

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I’m holding it in my hands right now (well, when I’m not typing) and thinking, how in the hell does this get considered small? When I first tried to use it, I wondered the same thing. I didn’t try to use it in a traditional sense of word. I wasn’t using it to see if it would make me cum; instead I was trying to see how much would actually fit inside me. I can tell you right now, not much.

IMG_3047Aside from the fact that this is an extremely wide toy, a lot of the length is wasted on the pronged tips. It made it pretty disappointing, not being able to utilize the bulge. At the same time, the bulge is oblong, so it’s not too wide from one angle, and huge from another. This makes it damn near impossible to use it vaginally (for me). That’s one thing that’s frustrating about reviewing, it sometimes feels like whining. “If only it was like this”, “if only it was like that”. I understand that sometimes the design isn’t intended for my uses. I’m sure this dildo would work well for someone who is extremely familiar with mondo anal play. However, the thought of trying to fit the Raptor up my ass, makes my asshole tighten.

The Raptor arrived in the customary pull-string bag (it’s a free option when you order). The box is plain with no indicators of what it contains, they even ship it under the name EE. The bag is comes it is a light cotton and the color is a toss up. I like it because each bag is made to fit each toy. I have different sized dildos from EE and each bag fits that particular dildo. This makes for very convenient storage.

IMG_3045While I am in love with the colors, I’m not in love with the Raptor. I think that EE needs two versions of their dildos. The ones that are intended primarily for anal and ones that are useful when used vaginally. Many of their designs are appealing but the length is too much. I mean that the bulge is inches away from being useful. Most times I order larger toys because I want the girth, but the length of the dildo leaves me with nothing. Granted the Raptor’s bulge is too wide for me (the oval shape really doesn’t work), but if it wasn’t quite as large and if it wasn’t so far away, I think it would have been nice (sans “pincers” of course). I think that’s where the biggest flaw in the Raptor lies. The dual tips takes away usable length. There’s only so much room to fit, and that’s a waste of space.

I ordered my Raptor in a medium firmness for the shaft and hard firmness for the base. I’ve ordered all of my dildos from EE with this option. I’ve found it to be consistent and works well with their varying designs. The silicone isn’t the smoothest I’ve encountered, but I have found that it does hold lube in place fairly well.

Overall, I don’t like the Raptor’s design. I don’t care for the pincer that take up precious space within me, and I don’t care for the length. Exotic Erotics seems to cater to the advanced anal players out there, but not so much to the vaginally inclined. I think that they have serious potential to cater to the size queens out there, if they thought smaller (in length and in the oval of the bulge) and where to systematically place varying width. Hopefully soon this will happen. Until then, I have one of the craziest dildos I have ever seen, in the brightest color scheme I’ve ever ordered. So for that, I am grateful.

Update: Exotic-Erotics just let me know that from now on, most of their new designs will have mini-versions. Also, there are some short and stock dildos in the works.

Thank you, Exotic-Erotics, for sending the Raptor in exchange for my fair and honest review.

If you feel up to the Raptor challenge, by all means click on the link below.

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Dec 132014
 

Amsterdam wet modMondo Cock. That’s the Amsterdam for you. Think big and then double it. It’s a pillar of black silicone waiting for a hole that’s up to the challenge. I couldn’t pass up the chance to give this behemoth a try. I consider myself a bit of a size queen, so naturally I had to give it a go. It took some time, it took some patience, and it took a hell of a lot of warming up. The design of the Amsterdam is unrelenting. The head of the Amsterdam is not to be taken lightly. To the touch, the silicone is soft and mildly squishy. In use, the Amsterdam has little to no give to it.

I love the look of the Amsterdam. It’s a great giant pillar of Tantus silicone. It’s fun to grab, swing around, or just marvel at. Tantus makes sex toys out of 100% body safe, ultra premium silicone. When it comes to cleaning or sterilizing my sex toys, I’m partial to boiling. I have a huge pot in which I boil all of my toys, and even then the Amsterdam has to be boiled in positional shifts.

I always boil my toys before I use them; it gives me a chance to eye ball the newcomer and it gives me a thrill. While I was boiling the Amsterdam, however, I was thinking of a game plan. The Amsterdam is 2.6″ in diameter (that’s 6.6 cm), and 10 1/2″ in length (or 26.67 cm). After using the Amsterdam several times I have to say this: Put aside half an hour. This isn’t a toy that you just run up to, jump in the air and land on. If I were to try this, I would look like the cartoon that runs into a brick wall and shatters into a million pieces. I usually don’t need a ton of warm up, but the Amsterdam required me to bring out my big guns.

I’m proud to say that my vagina survived the Amsterdam. The blunt head with the extreme girth, nearly split me in two the first time around. I warmed up with the Pedro, and it still took two attempts to fit the Amsterdam. I was covered with Maximus lube from my mid thigh, to my lower belly (not on purpose). The first time with Amsterdam was not a cake walk. The “X’s” felt like they were cutting my urethra as they passed, and I had to call it a day. I was surprised that I was able to fist myself after taking out the Amsterdam, though. Honestly, after the Amsterdam, there was very little resistance to my large hand. Being able to fist myself that easily was definitely a first.

The second time I tried, it was relatively close in time (maybe a day or two), and I was able to take the Amsterdam much quicker. This time it didn’t feel like the “X’s” were cutting me, and it was pleasurable. I made it down to the middle of the third X this time, and was able thrust slowly. For me, the Amsterdam’s primary appeal was the full feeling it gave me. I can’t say that it brought me to a thundering orgasm, but it did provide me with a new sensation; my absolute limit.

When looking at the Amsterdam, get out your ruler. Get out something that is close to the same diameter. I had seen pictures, I had gotten out a ruler, but still, seeing the Amsterdam in all of its silicone glory was humbling.

I don’t know when I’ll be using the Amsterdam again. I’ll probably save it for special occasions or for when I feel like testing my limits again. In the mean time, I hold it has a vagina trophy. Even though, I wasn’t able to orgasm with it, I feel like I have jumped the Grand Canyon and lived.

Thank you Tantus, for sending me the Amsterdam in exchange for my fair and honest review!

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If you really love the design but this size is too much, give the Amsterdam small a try!

It’s 6″ (15.24cm) in length and 1.5″ (3.81) in diameter.

 

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Aug 192014
 

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THE COLORS! I was exhausted from this weekend, and seeing these colors put a huge smile on my face. When I pulled this from the mail, I only had half hour to get to class, but I had to see what the Raptor looked like in person. I snapped some pics so I could take a closer look in between classes. I just boiled it, and I can’t stop looking at it. It’ll be interesting to see how this design works out for me. I’ve never used a toy quite like this. In the meantime, the colors have won me over.

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Thank you Exotic-Erotics for sending me the Raptor in exchange for my fair and honest review soon to come!

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Aug 062014
 

No 10 vibrationsIt’s beautiful, and that’s all it has to offer. I love the color scheme of the Ceramix No. 10 from Pipedreams. I think it’s wonderful that they are trying to bring ceramic sex toys to the masses, but they need to bring stronger vibrations to the mix. Ceramic toys sealed with a body-safe glaze, are safe to use. You need to be careful not to chip it, as ceramic (unsealed) is extremely porous and absorbent, not to mention possibly sharp. However, it’s going to be extremely difficult to chip a Pipedreams Ceramix, as they use a high fire glaze with yttrium within in the ceramic; the same as jewelers use.

This is not a small vibrator; in fact it’s quite large for a traditional design. It’s heavy, and doesn’t transmit the vibrations you hear at all. It’s loud, and the sound is very misleading. It sounds like strong vibrator but feels like that same vibrator wrapped in a down comforter. The vibrations are lacking in power and boring. The picture you see above, was extremely hard to take. When placing the vibe in the water, it only rippled the surface for the first three seconds. After those three seconds, the water looks extremely still.

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The button is made of silicone, as is the area where the removable end meets the ceramic. From there up, the end is plastic. There are 6 different settings. The first three are different strengths and the other three are different vibration patterns. The first three patterns are underwhelming; the one I tried the most was the third and strongest. I tried letting the vibrations carry me something resembling an orgasm; that didn’t work. So, I tried reaching into the “Sure Thing” folder of my Spank Bank, and still nothing. My wrist was sore from trying to add pressure, I tried holding it lightly on my clit; this vibe did nothing. I admit the past year of reviewing has given me an acquired taste for strong vibrations, but I have still used weak vibes out of pure necessity (i.e. all powerful vibes are dead) and have had success. I didn’t with the No. 10; not even close. Also, the the only way to turn the No. 10 off, is by cycling through all of the settings. You are not able to turn it off by holding down the button, as you are able to do with a number of other vibrators. So, if you are in a hurry to turn off your No. 10, you have to hurriedly cycle through to the off setting.

The No. 10 is powered by 4 AAA batteries; another thing I’m not a fan of. Not simply because disposable battery powered vibes tend to be less powerful and are wasteful, but because twisting the end off and on can have differing results. Sound confusing? What I mean is that when you twist the end back on, with the batteries in it, it can be a challenge to find the sweet spot for it to turn on. If you don’t hit this “sweet spot”, the vibe won’t turn on at all. This leaves me feeling like it isn’t tight enough, when I have to twist backward from the tightest it will go. Every time I put batteries in it, I have to go through this (I don’t leave batteries in the toy because I don’t want them to corrode).

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The color scheme is beautiful. The light blue with black stripes is something to be admired, but what good does a pretty vibe do me if it doesn’t get me off? I think if  Pipedreams had used a stronger motor this would be a great vibe. The ceramic is a great alternative.  It does retain my body heat and will hold it for little while. Don’t be mistaken, it’s not like stainless steel toys. Those pick up heat quick and hold it for a long time. This holds lukewarm and cool temperatures for a shorter amount of time. Before I forget, I want to be clear about the coloring. This isn’t a uniform color scheme. Each stripe is different. I don’t know if they are hand painted or if they just stick in a machine and a brush makes its rounds. I like it because it reminds me of ceramic pieces I made years ago. Again, though, this is not a reason to buy a toy, function is.

I’m not impressed with the Ceramix No. 10 at all. I like the colors and I appreciate their attempt to make a ceramic vibrator, but colors and a “new” material design doesn’t get me off. It is waterproof, but it does take disposable (or rechargeable if you have them) batteries. The No. 10 lacks the power needed to warrant a tradition design. If a traditional design has a powerful vibration, I’d be all over it. This one does not, but I guess I can say that I have a nice ceramic piece. As sitting on a shelf, is all it’s going to be doing.

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Jun 142014
 

I have two versions of the Revel Body; the first and second version. The first version I received was quickly deemed obsolete and a second version came out soon after. The first version was extremely weak, and the instruction manual was ridiculous. It had 8 pages of warnings; such as “Don’t use on loose skin.” That one made me crack up to be honest. This warning is gone from the second versions instruction manual, thank goodness.

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When I opened the package with the Revel Body, and saw that they included all of the attachments, I was eager to see how it would play out. All of the attachments are extremely different in shape. All of them are covered in pink, buttery smooth silicone, and all of them have extremely strong magnets in the bases. I was quick to take a Package of the Day picture, and get the Revel  Body on the charger. I wanted to see how this baseball vibrator worked.

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After I charged the Revel Body, I went through the cycles. They range from a thumping piston-like movement to standing still while humming. The Revel Body’s technology moves the magnet attachments up and down within the orb, this is caused by the linear motor (i.e. magnet motor). The range starts slow,  moving the attachment up and down the most. As you ascend the levels, the attachment moves faster, with less range. When you reach the highest level, movement is non-existent and it sounds like a hearing test. The levels of intensity are as follows: 1) Oh, look! It’s moving! 2) Still moving, and sounds like a boat motor. 3) It’s moving less but it’s faster. 4) Okay, that faster, but where did the motion go? 5) Is this going down in intensity? 6)Am I pressing the wrong button? 7) Is this thing even on? I hear it, but I’m not feeling it. Weird. 8-10) All I hear is the pitch of the motor going up, and the attachment isn’t even moving anymore. What the hell?

First off, I don’t like it, care for it, have interest in using it again after this review, and you won’t hear me suggesting it. I’ve had the Revel Body for quite awhile now, and during that time I’ve found that the Revel Body just doesn’t work for my body. Every time I’ve used it, I have used all of the attachments, with all of the speeds, with lube, without lube (there are no patterns). Every time, I am left with nothing. I’ve tried using it lightly on my clit (as suggested), I’ve used pressure. Nothing. Don’t get me wrong, the vibrations definitely vary between thumping to non-existent, but that’s about it. The website says to hold the Revel Body lightly against the skin. Um, why would I want a toy that can’t hold up its movement under the pressure of its own weight? I used no pressure, just the weight of the Revel Body, and that took a lot of the sensation away. Holding it away from my clit, left me feeling nothing as well. Like I said, I’ve used all of the attachments, and still nothing. I did, however, figure out that the attachments will make great magnets on my fridge.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe first attachment comes standard with the Revel Body, it’s called the “Rose”. Its shape reminds me of a powder puff, only super small. Its silicone is buttery soft, but has very little give to it. When in use, this attachment does nothing for me. It’s too broad, and to be honest, in the beginning I was worried about bits of flesh being caught with in the Revel Body (remember the warning from the first version?). Once I got over this fear, I was left waiting. Come on, sensations! Any time now! The only response I got was a motor boat sound coming from my vulva.

ConaThe second attachment available is the “Cona”. The Cona’s silicone is the same buttery soft silicone that covers all of the attachments, only it’s softer. Not in texture but in design. The Cona is shaped like a cylinder, and is quite pliable. However, in use this does softly pinpoint the sensations. As I’ve stated before the sensations are lacking, so it doesn’t do much to help. All it does is pin point the thump or hum, depending on which setting you have it on. This attachment isn’t very easy to clean, but it isn’t impossible. I found a fingernail works alright, as well as a strong stream of water. Also, it takes a long time to dry, as the water sits within it.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe third attachment is the “Ever”. It’s a strange shape; it looks like a smooth water’s surface when a single drop of water falls upon it. It looks like a nice attachment, but it again does nothing. You can feel a difference from the Rose attachment, but does not translate into an orgasm.

FawnThe fourth attachment is the “Fawn”. It looks like a rubber, dog hair removing, lint brush to me. That’s how it feels too. The silicone isn’t soft enough and feels as though I”m getting jabbed. On the highest settings it’s still uncomfortable. Also, this attachment is extremely hard to clean. Every time I think that I’ve cleaned it thoroughly, I always end up seeing that tell tale white within the bristles.

NikoThe last attachment is the “Niko”. Honestly, I don’t know how I would describe how it looks, I think the picture is the only way. The Niko is a toss up when it comes to stimulation. It either feels like someone trying ram your clit with their tongue, or it’s like you’re poking your clit with your finger tip (on the highest settings). If that’s your thing, that’s great. It isn’t mine.

I’ve tried all of these attachments with lube, without lube, out of water, in the water. The Revel Body doesn’t work for me. With most toys, I’m able to weasel an orgasm out of it. Not with the Revel Body. I spent most of my time searching for anything resembling an arousing feeling. The whole toy, with all of the attachments, left me frustrated and bored.

do like the quality of everything that True Sonic Tech sent me. The packaging is exquisite (the way that the attachments look like display items), the boxes are strong, sturdy and nicely done. The quality of the toy and attachments are nicely done. Even though I think they are a waste of time and money, the quality is top-notch.

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The Travel Bag and charger is in a class all of its own. I have yet to see another company put as much time and effort into storage for a sex toy. The bag is made with strong material (think backpack) and with a strong zipper. The bag is the perfect size for the toy, with a breathing hole at the bottom (I’m not kidding). Also, there is a drawstring portion within the top half of the bag. Here is where you would store the travel charging cord and USB wall charger cube. The travel charging cord is made from study wire with strong fabric around it. I honestly think that this is the best charging cord I’ve seen yet. The USB cube is a standard wall charger that is included with the toy. So, I have three of them now (I love them; so handy).  I seriously wish that other toy companies would take a page out of True Sonic Tech’s book in regards to the quality of the storage and travel cord.

So, overall, I would say, save your money and buy something else. I would recommend the Mona 2 or a We-Vibe Touch. The Revel Body isn’t a toy I would take a risk on, since it is $130 and that’s just the toy with the Rose attachment. Every other attachment is $19. The Travel Bag is just under $30. As I said in the video, you’ll find that if you buy everything Revel, you will find that you have bought the most expensive USB wall charger you’ll ever get.

Thank you SheVibe and True Sonic Technology for sending me the Revel Body with all of the attachments and Travel Bag, in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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Jun 132014
 

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The Pedro is here! As soon as I saw Pedro, I had to have it. It’s a rare dildo that can be left by a kitchen sink and nobody be the wiser. I’m excited to take Pedro on. This thing is HUGE, but so soft. It’s amazing that this dildo looks so realistic, yet is made of such soft silicone. This may be the one and only time, I will look down and see a terra cotta pot hanging out of my vagina. So, of course I’m excited as hell. This will be a very interesting experience.

Thank you, Primal Hardwere for sending it to me in exchange for my fair and honest review, soon to come!

 

Jun 052014
 

Mona 2I am so behind on this review. The reason? I HAVE BEEN USING IT NON-STOP. I’m not kidding. Since I received it from Burlesque Toys, I have been using it daily. I take it on trips with me, regardless of where I’m going. It’s always with me. I am in love with my Mona 2. The power, the shape, it’s rechargeable and waterproof. My clit has been waiting for this for a long time.

The Mona 2 is made by LELO a Swedish company and have quite an array of toys that they have designed. I had no experience with LELO prior, aside from the Tiani 2 (which I still haven’t used) and the Ella (which I love to take with me on trips as well).

Burlesque Toys, the company who sent me the Mona 2, is an online sex toy shop that only carries body safe materials, located in Delaware. They started out of necessity when their founder Grace Love went to a brick and mortar shop only to find toxic toys and leaving the shop feeling trashy (their word). They are a very enthusiastic company, always open to talking to customers. I was surprised when the Mona 2 showed up in three days after the confirmation email from them. Honestly their timing was perfect. I was stoked to be able to take Mona 2 with me when I went to Chicago for my belated honeymoon.

When I opened the mailbox to see the package containing my Mona 2, I squealed. Keep in mind that my mail box is one of those industrial ones that contains the entire block’s mail. Still, I squealed, I clutched the Mona 2 to my chest, and skipped home. I’m not kidding, I skipped. Neighbors be damned, I was fucking excited and I still am.

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The Mona 2 from LELO comes with the standard LELO extras; the storage bag, the card of authenticity, small packet of LELO lube, and the charger for the toy.

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The Mona 2 is amazing. I’m sure you’re sitting there thinking ENOUGH WITH THE ADJECTIVES! TELL ME WHAT MAKES IT AMAZING! Alright, here we go. The Mona 2 is made with from body safe materials – plastic and 100% silicone coating. The silicone is buttery smooth. It grips flesh gently when dry, which I love for when I’m using it externally. With a little bit of water based lube, it inserts easily. The buttons are a dream. Why are they a dream? There are four of them, they are all raised and separate. This makes it really easy to know which button I’m pressing when I’m not looking. Also, if things get a little slick, I’m able to easily grip them.

The Mona 2’s rumble is something to respected and admired. I mean it. The rumble is strong and fast, there is a buzz to it but just the right amount. The rumble carries through my g-spot stronger than I’ve ever felt. Usually when I stick a vibe in my vagina, I’m sitting there thinking, “I can hear it, so it must be on.” The Mona 2 doesn’t leave any question in my mind that it’s on. I’ve actually been afraid of using it internally. I’m not afraid of the orgasm, but rather of squirting all over my bed. Instead I take it into the bath, and have my way with it there, or in the shower. Doing it there I know I won’t be doing laundry over and over. I’m hoping to one day get my hands on a Liberator Throe (*stares dreamily into the distance*).

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The Mona 2 isn’t silent but it’s definitely quiet. It can barely be heard from the under the covers, which I appreciate. Nothing worse than reaching into my spank bank while trying ignore the sound of a legion of bees on high alert. There are 6 different patterns with the Mona 2 and 8 different speeds/strength settings. Personally I am in love with the highest, steady setting. After I’m finished, the lower settings ease me off of the Mona 2.

I love that the Mona 2 is waterproof, as I love taking toys into the water (shower/tub). I love that it holds a charge of two hours and doesn’t take long to charge. When the battery life is running out, the four buttons will flash. I like that it does that so I at least know that the end is coming. Usually when a vibe does without warning, I’m pissed off. When the Mona 2 dies, I sit there thinking, “fair enough, you did warn me”. The silicone covering of the bulbous end is smooth, but does need water-based lube for insertion. I do not recommend using the Mona 2 anally. There is no flared base and therefore not safe for ass play. The bulbous end is 4 1/2  in. in usable length, the circumference is 4 1/2 in. at the widest.

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I am in love with my Mona 2. I never thought I would love broad vibrations. Honestly, after the Mona 2, it’s hard going back to go back to any other vibrator. In fact, when my Mona 2 does die, it takes me a long time to get used to the narrow vibrations of my Salsa backup.

The Mona 2 is a life changing toy, in my experience. That’s a huge statement, but it’s the truth. I never leave this toy behind when I go on trips. It has me coming with in minutes if need be (I love quickies when I’m busy). With the length of the Mona 2, I’m able to sit back and relax, and the vibe does all of the work.

Oh, Mona 2, how I love you.

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I saw this sign driving through a nearby county, and this is all I saw when I saw it.
Yes, sex toys are always on my mind.

 

Thank you Burlesque Toys for sending me the Mona 2, in exchange for my fair and honest review!

Apr 272014
 

dream vibeIt has been a long time since I last used a traditional vibe. Okay, so a year isn’t a huge amount of time, but it definitely feels like it. When Good Vibrations, told me they’d be sending it to me, I had to look it up. I wasn’t really familiar with the Lovelife line. The Dream looks like the definition of a “probe” to me. Just to be clear, I’m not saying that aliens are using the Lovelife Dream to do research on humans (I’m sure their probes are water-proof).

OhMiBod logoReal quick: OhMiBod is a company New Hampshire based company that has been around since 2006. They first came out with the iPod vibrator that a lot of people have seen (I remember seeing the commercials for it). They have since grown and added many more vibrators to their repertoire.

Honesty time; I’m not a fan of this vibe. I was left underwhelmed by the vibrations, but I do have to give them credit for their interesting patterns. I would have loved those patterns had they been stronger, and I’m usually not a fan of patterns. I’m usually the person who goes straight for the highest setting and doesn’t stray from there. There are 7 different patterns and 6 different intensities. If you don’t need a lot of power, this may be the vibe for you. If you like warm-up toys, this may be the vibe for you. As it stands, I don’t like warm-up toys. I like toys that can handle and finish the job they start. Needless to say, this toy couldn’t handle it. I’m happy to report that the vibrations are of the rumble variety, rather than buzzy. Using this toy internally was underwhelming. The vibrations didn’t carry through my vagina much at all. At the same time, I was worried about getting my juices all over the controls, when taking it deeper. Just not a good combo at all. The Dream is 7.1″ in overall length, and 1.4″ in diameter at the widest point of the usable end.

The Dream vibe is made from ABS plastic with a silicone coating on the usable end, and can be sterilized by wiping it with alcohol or bleach. I personally take toy wipes to it. This brings me to my number one issue with this vibe. It’s not waterproof! They spent a lot of time making useful patterns, semi-decent vibrations, and they don’t waterproof it? I like taking my toys into the shower and bathtub. I like being able to wash my toys thoroughly in water, without having to worry them.

Love ButtonAlright, on to the button. The “Love Button” looks like a person who is about to be sick after reading a long book in the back seat of a car, with a stomach full of questionable leftovers. The button is hard to push down  to turn it on (you hold it down for 3 seconds). It definitely takes more force than my Mona 2 or any of my We-Vibe toys. Also, the fact that it’s all one button is very inconvenient. If I’ve got lube on my hand, it’s extremely hard to figure out which side of the mondo button I need to push. It does light up when it’s in use. You can see the little strip around the button; that lights up when it’s on, and pulses when it’s charging.

Lovelife DreamThe Dream vibe comes with a USB charger, instructions, and a storage pouch. The packaging is actually quite sturdy and nicely made. I keep the Dream vibe, with its charger, in a zip pencil case. I’m not a fan of draw string bags, unless they have a stopper on them. I like the idea of a USB charger, only I would like it if it also had a wall adapter included. I usually sit with my lap top on my lap while sitting on the couch. So to have to charge it on my computer is extremely cumbersome. Fortunately I have a wall adapter from my cell phone, so I’m able to get around it. It does make it easy for those on the go who don’t want to deal with a big charger.

As I said before, I don’t like the Dream vibe. While I give it props for it’s great variety of patterns, the vibrations weren’t enough for me. I hate that it isn’t waterproof. Seriously, why make it at all? The button is a serious hassle to hassle to use, and the nauseous looking face on the button is off-putting. If you don’t need extremely strong vibrations, and don’t need a waterproof vibrator like I do, this may the vibe for you.

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Thank you Good Vibrations for providing me with the Dream vibe free of charge, in exchange for my honest review!

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Mar 192014
 

HippocampusI laughed when I saw the Hippocampus medium in person. Alright, to say I laughed is a bit of an understatement. I cackled like a lunatic, uncontrollably, for the first few hours. This thing is HUGE. I’m happy to say that I love it. It’s not just a pretty dildo, it’s an amazing dildo. It’s ginormous, but for my vag, it’s perfect. I like a lot of girth, and with the Hippocampus I get it. Sure, it’s long, but with the way the texture is throughout the entire dildo, I don’t feel pressured to take the whole thing, in order to enjoy it. I felt that with the Wuffamute, because there was a knot that was far down the shaft. Not with the Hippocampus. The whole thing feels amazing.

Hippocampus medium is made by Exotic Erotics, a Kentucky based company. They make realistic and fantasy dildos. I am partial to the sculpted fantasy dildos myself. All of their toys are made from 100% silicone, and you can do some pretty great things with the color options. At least I’ve loved my choices, thus far. The Hippocampus comes in small, medium, and large. I got the medium because I really want the girth. I didn’t necessarily need the length, but it doesn’t hurt to have, especially when I’m maneuvering it by myself.  There are different silicone densities available; hard, medium, medium shaft/hard base, soft, soft shaft/hard base, soft shaft/medium base. I personally got the medium shaft with the hard base. The medium is very squishy and pliable, while the hard is just slightly firmer. I would compare it to Bad Dragon’s Medium/Firm option (which I have on my Nox). The medium shaft makes it extremely comfortable in use, and the somewhat soft base makes the suction cup adhere to the wall better. The silicone isn’t smooth, it has a light texture to it. I’ve found that it helps my water based lube distribute more evenly as I spread it on, and helps keep it in place.

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Here are the measurements for the Hippocampus:

Total length – 10″
Usable length – 9″
Tip
Diameter – 1.9″
Circumference – 6″
Midshaft
Diameter – 2.25″
Circumference – 7″
Shaft
Diameter – 2.62″
Circumference – 8.25″

I am extremely happy with my Hippocampus. The colors came out better than I could have imagined. EE has a swirl option for the larger sizes of toys they offer. They can do virtually any color you desire, as long as you write it in the comments box during checkout. I personally just picked from the colors they already provided. I have a special love for bright colors, so I love that EE provides fluorescent colors as the norm.

When I finally stopped giggling (I’m extremely immature at times), I started up the boiling pot. After I sterilized my Hippocampus, I could barely wait for it to cool. I ran upstairs, grabbed some Sliquid Sassy and tried on the Hippocampus. (Would it be “tried-in”?) I was immediately full and loving every ridge of the texture. Since the silicone is plush, it allows me to enjoy the ridges, rather than wince. I’m not a huge fan of rigid texture, but I sure as hell love some softer texture. Since I first tried the Hippocampus, I’ve become addicted to its textured girth and it’s gorgeous coloring. 

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Hippocampus baseThe one thing I don’t love is the suction cup. When I do get it to stick to shower wall, it does not let go. Even when I accidentally slide it over grout, it holds on (first time I’ve seen this). It’s getting it to stick that’s the hassle. I have to lean into it with my weight to hear it squeak all of the air out, and then it’s good to go. This doesn’t happen easily. The suction cup is slightly raised from the base. I talked to EE about it, and they said that they test every suction cup before shipping and that mine passed. They also said they’ll be looking into possibly changing it. We’ll see. 

The Hippocampus medium is huge. As I said before, I laughed like a lunatic when I first pulled it out. I said, “No way!” more times than I can count. I asked thin air if it could believe how big it was (meaning I was talking to myself). I love this fucker. I really do. It’s a gorgeous pillar of textured silicone, and I’m happy as fuck to call it mine.

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Thank you Exotic Erotics for me with the Hippocampus, in exchange for my fair and honest review!

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Feb 192014
 

No. 28When I opened the box from Pipedreams, I had no idea what they sent me. When I saw they sent me the Icicles No. 28, I groaned. I had flash backs of my horrible experiences with the Awesome Blossom. Still, I shook my head, and thought, “This could be different.” It was different, but not by much.

No. 28 tip

Pipedreams is a California-based company that produces toys in a variety of materials such as glass, aluminum, ceramic, plastic, and rubber. They also make other products such as whips, restraints, novelties, and more. They pretty much make a little bit of everything. The Icicles are made from borosilicate glass (in other words Pyrex), this means it’s non-porous and completely sterilizable. You can clean it with bleach, alcohol, soap and water, or boiling. Keep in mind, if you boil the glass, it’s going to be hot as fuck. So be careful. That being said, if you plan on using the No. 28 for temperature play be mindful of how long you keep it in warm water. If you leave it in for too long and if the water is too hot, you can seriously hurt yourself. The same goes for freezing your glass. Cold water should suffice.

Some quick measurements:

Height- 6 7/8″
Insertable surface length- 7″
Base- 2 3/8″ x 2″
Head diameter- 1 1/2″
Shaft diameter- a hair over 1″ (without swirl), 1 5/16″ (with swirl)
aaaand, the listed weight is 10 oz (without packaging)

No. 28 upper halfI’ve used the No. 28 about 6 different times. Each time I’m left disappointed and with an irritated vagina. When I say irritated, I don’t mean that my vagina was telling me, “You know, I’m trying to be nice, but I’d really like it if you were to stop now.” It means my vagina gets irritated like I get irritated, “Put it the fuck down. I don’t know why you keep doing this. You already know what’s going to happen. Just fucking stop.”

As I stated before, seeing the No. 28 brought back the horrible memories of the Awesome Blossom. When I was using it, it was nearly the same thing. Not that it was like using a cheese grater in my vagina, but it was definitely jarring. When using a glass toy with swirled texture, I feel like my urethra and my labia minora are being pulled. Not like the toy is pulling them as one, rather it feels like it’s grabbing little bits of skin and they’re being pinched.

The head has two lines in it that can be seen in the second picture. I have no idea what purpose they serve. They catch on important flesh, and collect debris. The base of the No. 28 is anal safe, but proceed with caution. The texture may be intense. The curve of the No. 28 is very slight. Even when I would put the toy in place, and tred to grind it into my g-spot, it wouldn’t work. It lacks the angle that I need.

This may work for other people. It may just be my vagina saying, “NO”, every time I pull it out. Either way, this toy is pretty to photograph. Not that that is a valid reason to buy a glass toy. “Oh yeah! It doesn’t work, but damn look at the pictures I took and can only show a very select amount of people! Totally worth it!” To be perfectly honest, it drives me nuts when a toy that I don’t like or despise photographs extremely well. The No. 28 is a perfect example of this. When it comes to functionality? If the texture is what you’re looking for, go ahead, give it a shot. If not, you’ve been warned.

Thank you Pipedreams for providing me with the Icicles No. 28 free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.

You can get the Pipedrems No. 28 at Shevibe & Pink Cherry.

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