Aug 222013
 

Prisms SomaTo be honest, I didn’t look at the specs when I bought the Soma. Its beauty won out, just like a few other glass toys I own. I’d never seen anything like it, and was surprised it was so cheap ($19.25 on Amazon). I’ll tell you right now, that owning the Soma is like the saying “You were beautiful until you opened your mouth”. I loved looking at this piece, but as soon as I used it, I immediately regretted buying it.

When I pulled Soma out of its box, I rushed off to take a few pics for the Package of the Day. After that, I had to put it up for a few days. I’m one of those people who like an empty house when I’m playing with dildos. Vibes, I don’t care if there’s a party going on downstairs. Anyways, when I did pull the Soma out to play, I lathered it up with some Spunk silicone lube, and went over my labia with it. I was not impressed. At all.

The swirling glass is wide, and because of the girth of each piece, it creates a ravine between them. So when I’m rubbing it on my clit, it offers no resistance or texture. I knew this going in (I mean it’s made of smooth glass after all), but when I was laying there with it in my hands, I was pretty ticked off. Then when I’d twist it, to try for some texture, it just slip off my clit and trying to compensate for the distance between the two pieces was a pain. Well, not a pain, but definitely inconvenient. Even when rubbing it on my labia, I was left bored. Maybe if it was coiled tighter, it would offer something.

Soma textureWhen I started thrusting, I was caught of guard on how much the two V’s where the pieces meet the head, caught on my lips and entry to my vagina. It was distracting more than anything. I ignored and it kept on with my mission. I figured I could just keep it deep, and aim for my g-spot or x-spot. Nothing. It didn’t reach anything. I tried to tilt it with what little there was to grip (the base nearly non-existent), and I ended up just pissed off. I tried different positions; legs up, doggy, standing, I used my liberator wedge for a tilt. Still nothing.

The overall length of the Soma is 6″ with an insertable length of 5 1/2″, the circumference is 5″, the diameter is approximately 3/4″ for each spiral. The distance between the center of each spiral is 1″.  The base diameter is 1 1/4″. I know this sounds like a long list of measurements. That’s because it is.

 

Now about the head. It’s just painful. The end of the coils comes to what looks like an arrow. They aren’t subtle. They’re actually deeply scored into the glass. When I lubed up my hand, to stroke it, I knew it wasn’t just me having an over sensitive vagina. The tilt of the head isn’t angled enough from the shaft, to make it assertive for any kind of spotting. It’s barely a tickle.

It’s a beautiful piece. It really is. It’s one you think, “Oooh, that’s so pretty, and the swirls! It has to be amazing”. No. Yes, it is pretty. Yes, it has swirls. No, it is not amazing. In fact it is more of a trophy toy. It sits in the case, and there’s nothing more to do with it, outside of looking at it. It is tricky to clean because of where the two pieces meet on the shaft. It’s a tight squeeze that requires a toothbrush. That spot is where skin gets tugged, and makes the whole experience just irritating. The loose coil makes it boring when you try and use it externally. The base gives you virtually nothing to hold on to when you’re fishing for an orgasm. Absolutely a beautiful piece, and absolutely a waste of twenty bucks.

Soma head.

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Aug 172013
 

BriefcaseThe Briefcase

I got the briefcase off of craigslist. I’d been looking for another wooden suitcase, and this thing popped up. I met a lady in front of a grocery store and it was mine for $15. I love craigslist for things like this. It’s not a sensible form of storage, in the long run. But, since my glass collection isn’t too large, it works out well. I don’t have to worry about them getting beaten up or jostled about.

Open briefcaseInside the Briefcase

Inside I keep all of my shipping receipts, measuring tape, rulers, wipes, and of course my storage bags and pouches. When I got the case, the inside was lifting, and I was half tempted to tear it all the way off. I did peel it back to where I’d have to really tear it apart, and cleaned off all of the old glue. Then I got some Gorilla Glue, and lathered it on. The bottle says to apply pressure, so I had a knife block, juice bottles, a 5lb thing of sugar, holding it down. It worked! It stank for awhile, but I sprayed it down with Febreeze.

Now on to my bags and pouches. To be honest I only use two actual toy pouches. One was sent to me when I bought my Randy from a friend, and the other I haven’t found a replacement yet. My zippered bags are either make up bags (pencil/brush bags) or pencil pouches. I found them either in the make up department or in the back to school bins. I got quite a few of them on clearance for 99c to $3. Unless a glass toy was a special shape, was extremely huge, or extremely expensive, I don’t think that I’d ever spend the extra dough on expensive storage bags. Not since my case doesn’t get jostled around. It sits in between the bookcase and the entertainment center. I’ll expand it as time goes on, but until then, it’s just the briefcase. There’s something very official about hearing the clicks of the locks when going to get a toy.

Pouches

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Aug 132013
 

TracyCox POTD with pkgingI’m not lying when I say my package from Lovehoney turned my day around. I was stressed about finding bills in the mail, but the weight of my international package counteracted it. I almost didn’t check the mail because I couldn’t see if it had come yet. Usually I can see if the package door is open or shut from my house, but someone recently lost a cat, and thought it would be smart to cover the community mail box with fliers. I’m glad I did check. Something about glass toys makes me feel so elegant. Silicone toys you can like, but you have to use them to really fall for them. Glass can suck you in, with just their looks alone. So we’ll see how these ones do in practice.

Thanks Lovehoney for such lovely toys to review!

TraceyCox close up POTD.

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Aug 082013
 

Icicles No. 8I got the Icicles No. 8 on a whim. I had read that the size and shape would be good for kegels, and that’s honestly all I got it for. It’s a beautiful glass toy. It reminds me of a garden globe. You know the orbs you put your garden, that have that shimmery surface like a soap bubble? I thought, even if it didn’t work out, it’s still a pretty piece, and I got it relatively cheap. So, no real worries there.

Well, the first time I used it, it was after a session with mondo silicone cocks. I felt stretched and had a ridiculous fear that my vag would stay loose. So, I grabbed the No. 8, and did some twaterobics with it. Rather than standing and holding it in, I rolled over on my stomach with it in and I kept my legs open. When I did kegels, I felt like I was weightlifting. No joke. I could feel the feel the balled end going up and down. I would do reps with it, and hold the balled end up. It makes kegels fun. Not that I’ve ever considered kegels to be a pain in my ass, but then I’ve never been “Yay! Kegels!”. Using the No. 8 raised my interest level. It was fun making the toy bounce by clenching hard, and lowering it by relaxing.

Using the No. 8 as a sex toy is extremely lack luster. I found it a great tease, and a great cool down after a heat session. Since my glass toys stay relatively cool where I store them, after an intense session, I like to run the No. around my slick labia. It’s so soothing, and it’s great come down. I don’t get to use it as much I’d like, lately, since becaues of time issues, but I like to use it quite a bit. As an orgasm chaser, this thing is terrible. It’s slim, there’s no angles. It’s like a swizzle stick for the vagina. Nothin’ really there.

Overall? I could live without it and not be heartbroken, but I do like it. It serves its purpose as a twaterobic instrument, and labia cool down device. It’s fun to use for kegels, and the cool glass feels great after long session. It’s like the suckerfish of toy play. It doesn’t do well on its own, but it does thrive when it latches on to the play time of other toys.

Wanna try the Icicles No. 8, yourself? Click the link to get it at Lovehoney.com.

Lovehoney

Jul 182013
 

Package of the Day*click to enlarge*

 I try to keep my “mail lady stalking” to a minimum. I think she’s on to me. I need to stop standing in the street, staring at her, while she fills our community mailbox. So, today I waited till I had to go on an errand before checking. The Prisms Soma dildo, I was cyber stalking for days, but I was impressed when I saw that my Spunk Lube pure silicone got here so quickly. I’m excited to try both, but in the meantime I only get to stare at them, while I clean the house, getting it ready for a family visit and the dreaded HOUSE TOUR.

Thanks again to Spunk Lube for sending me your pure silicone to review.

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Jun 302013
 

GE DIGITAL CAMERAIn the case of the Awesome Blossom by Doc Johnson, Beauty won over Sensibility. I took one look at the ridges on the shaft and thought, “Well, that looks painful.” Still, I was taken in by its beauty and went for it. I’ve given this toy at least 8 different attempts to play nice. Each time we start off nice and slow. Some nice teasing, drawn out temperature play. Slowly using the bulbous head and extreme ridges on my clit. It’s sublime. The Blossom gets me revved up and begging for a good time. Then when I start thrusting, it tries to rip out my vagina.

I’m not a big fan of textured glass dildos, but I have been known to enjoy one or two. So when I first held this one in my hands I prayed that my initial thoughts were wrong, but when I started to stroke it with soap to clean it, I was dubious of the possibilities. The ridges have edges, not soft curves. They’re extreme for those that are sensitive to texture. The Awesome Blossom may work well for those that like it rough and want some pain with their glass experience. I personally have chalked this one up as simply a lovely ornament in my collection.

A few things about the Awesome Blossom :GE DIGITAL CAMERA

  • It’s made from sturdy borosilicate glass (aka Pyrex or tempered glass)
  • Length 7 3/4″
  • Head Circumference 4 1/2″
  • Shaft Circumference 3 1/2″
  • Ridge Height 2mm
  • Base 1 5/8″

*The base is small in comparison to the shaft, so I don’t recommend taking this one to the butt.

I don’t have big lips, but every time I thrust with it, it felt like I was using a cheese grater instead of a beautiful glass dildo. I tried it in all different positions. On my back, with a pillow under my hips, lying on my stomach, on all fours and the results were always the same; OUCH. At first when I’m thrusting the toy, and not bearing down on it, it’s not so bad. As soon as I do bear down, I feel the the tugging of tender flesh.

One thing I that I found really distracting, aside for the the extreme texture, was the noise. With lube it sounds like you’re sucking Jell-O off a plate (yes I’ve done it before). This could make for fun sensory play, if you get off on extremely wet noises when using a toy. For me, I had trouble hearing my porn-of-the-day while thrusting.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAI tried hitting my g-spot with the Awesome Blossom and found that the texture held me back. Usually I can use short, deep thrusts to really give my g-spot a pounding. I figured this would work well with the texture as I won’t be needing to numb my lips to do it, but again I was wrong. It was as though the ridges had grabbed my vaginal walls and were trying to take them along for the ride to my g-spot. The slight curve of the dildo did hit my g-spot, so it is possible. That I do know. After that, the texture was just too much for me to continue.

Like I said before I’ve given the Awesome Blossom many times to make nice with my vagina. Each time it’s left me feeling like I took a rake to my lips and vaginal wall. I love that it’s glass and sterilizable. It’s a beautiful piece, and it’s great for external pleasure. It holds cold well, and the round head makes for great clit stim.

If you want to feel like you’re getting fucked by barbed-wire, be my guest. Personally I’m done trying to love this one. It’s only purposes in my collection are for external warm up and teasing. That and something beautiful to photograph.

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