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 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.

Mona 2 packaging

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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Jan 262014
 

Plunge PaddleThis thing HURTS.  When I first got it, I had a stroke of genius and I smacked my palm with it.  I dropped the paddle, held my hand, and walked around hunched over, while muttering insults at myself.  That’s how my first thirty seconds with the Plunge Paddle went.

Okay, so the Plunge Paddle from Tantus, is a di-ddle or a pa-ldo. It’s a paddle with a dildo for a handle. On one side you get the pain, and on the other side you get the pleasure. Or at least that’s the idea. The handle is designed to hit g-spots, p-spots, whatever kind of spot spots you can think of. The thing is, it doesn’t. Not for me. I’ve tried and tried, and still nothing. The pain I feel, the pleasure (from the dildo end), I do not.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe paddle side of the Plunge does not fuck around. It takes some experimentation before using it in play. I mean it. Smack (start softly) the side of your thigh with it. You’ll find you don’t have to rear back far, to obtain pain on naked skin. The Plunge Paddle isn’t heavy, at 7.7 oz (Jenna over at Tantus checked for me). It isn’t something to be taken lightly though. The pad of the paddle is somewhat floppy. So when you swing it, it comes forward and adds to the smack. I was able to get a few swings in, on my husband. He wasn’t all that thrilled by the idea, but when I told him I was reviewing it, he dropped trou. After a few light swings, his skin turned pink and started to swell. The same happened to me, when it was my turn. I was only able to handle about 4 medium taps before I had to take a break. After that, he did swing it harder, and as he did, it was harder to bear.

Now for the dildo end of the Plunge Paddle. It’s useless. SORRY TANTUS! I appreciate the offer, I really do. It just doesn’t work for my vagina. It’s not that I can’t/don’t get off with narrow toys. I do. The Acute? Successful. Every time. The Plunge just doesn’t have the angle that I need. It’s as though it starts to, but it’s cut short. For the paddle’s functionality, I’m grateful it’s short. For the dildo side? Yawn. Holding it on the paddle end, to use the dildo end is extremely awkward. I had to try a few different grips before I was able to comfortably hold it, and I was still left underwhelmed. The dildo as a handle is great though. It makes it extremely comfortable to hold. Whether you want to hold it with a tight grip, or lazily hold it by the ball, in between your fingers.

Here are the Plunge Paddle’s measurements:

Overall length – 13″
Paddle length – 6 1/4″
Paddle width – 3 1/8″
Paddle thickness – 1/4″
Handle length – 4 1/2″
Handle Diameter – 1 1/8″
Ball width – 1 1/4″
Ball length – 1 1/2″ (the ball is an oval shape)
Weight – 7.7oz

Plunge tagIt’s made of 100% ultra-premium silicone. Which means if you’re into blood play and have trouble finding a paddle that you can sterilize, this may be the paddle for you. If it’s not your style, Tantus has other designs available, made from the same silicone. The silicone is a smooth matte finish that has some drag to it, and is a bit of a lint magnet. It collects it to a certain extent, and then stops. I can wipe it down with a towel after cleaning it, with minimal amount of fuzz on it.  The packaging the Plunge Paddle came in was minimal to say the least. The Paddle comes with this tag, an opaque silicone tag with Tantus’ name on it, tied to the Paddle with a plastic tie.

Overall, I love having the Plunge Paddle for a paddle. As a dildo, I won’t be using it again. The shape doesn’t work for me, and the hole in the end collects whatever is in my vagina at the time. Like I said, though, I do love it as a paddle. I can get a harsh sting, if I focus on connecting with the tip of the paddle. Or I can get a strong thud when I connect with the entire paddle. It’s versatile with the types of pain, but one thing is for sure. This fucker hurts.

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

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Jan 092014
 

Vanquisher silicone whipI’ve never really been one for whips, but this one caught my attention. I mean it looks like a long, silicone lily. I know, I know. It’s a whip for punishment! or something, but it’s really beautiful. Especially when it’s devoid of lint. The Vanquisher is from a Los Angeles based company that started up in ’07, called Sex and Metal. So far, I’m optimistic about their products. The silicone is sturdy and thick, while the handle is a nice girth that is comfortable to hold. I scared the crap out of my husband when I pulled it out of the box. Maybe it was the maniacal look in my eyes as I swung it around that scared him. I don’t know.

When I was told to pick out a few things to review from Sex and Metal, I knew I had to try the Vanquisher Silicone Whip. I didn’t really understand how it worked. Sure, you rear back and swing, but I didn’t understand where the pain would come from the most. It’s a rolled piece of silicone, but for some reason the physics of it didn’t add up in my mind. Did the center of the whip act as a type of soft cane? Was the pain focused only in the tip? These were questions I knew that could only be answered in person. Fortunately, Sex and Metal didn’t leave me wondering too long. I received my Vanquisher whip in a brown box that folded only the very tip of the whip. There was no tag, or anything identifying the whip. I had to refer back to my wishlist to see what I had received. When I looked at who sent it, I had no idea it was Sex and Metal. It wasn’t until I removed the brown paper in the box that I saw what it was or who it was from.

Heads up, the Vanquisher whip is a magnet for lint. I hang mine off the corner of my book case and it looks like I’ve rolled on a wool sweater. Granted, I should probably dust my room more, but this thing catches everything. Fortunately it only takes a little bit of water to wipe it away with my hands. I do love that it’s silicone, which means it can be sterilized with alcohol or bleach. That being said this makes it a safe option for blood play or if you get any kind of bodily fluids on it. Keep in mind though, that the Vanquisher is held into place by the two spikes sticking out of the side of the handle. That means that it is difficult to clean in between the folds. Though the fold do dry well when you leave it hanging up. I haven’t tried to remove the spikes to see if the silicone is removable. I figure if I use a lot of pressure and they don’t budge, then it’s not meant to happen. 

Alright, now the measurements of my  Vanquisher silicone whip. I found that my measurements varied from what Sex and Metal has on their website. Here they are:

Full length (including loop) – 26 1/2″
Silicone fall – 19 3/4″
Silicone thickness – 1/16
Handle length – 6″
Handle diameter – 1″

Vanquisher siliconeThe length of the fall works for, and against, the swing of the Vanquisher. How it works against it is that if you don’t land the tip on flesh, you’re left with a soft, ineffective blow. Fortunately your chances of landing the tip are high. It’s hard to swing the Vanquisher without the tip leaving it’s mark. It doesn’t take much force for the blows to land effectively either. I barely have to move my wrist to get a nice smack sound with a little sting. When I use my whole arm the Vanquisher leaves marks immediately. How do I know this? My husband dropped trou for me. Only for a few swings, but I was touched that he let me mark him for the sake of my review.

The weight of the Vanquisher isn’t a light whip. Not that’s hard to wield, but it can be tiring. In between swings, it’s easiest to keep the silicone pointing down since the real weight is on that end.

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This allows your arm and wrist to rest. If your wrist does get tired, you could always make an upward motion with your swings that will prove to be just as effective. I wish I was able to give an actual measurement of weight, but I don’t own a scale.

To wield the Vanquisher, is to have space. Not that you need a lot, but you can’t exactly be close without some forethought of positioning. The best distance I found was from about two to three feet back. This allows for a decent swing with no guess work as to where the tip will land.

One thing that I love about the Vanquisher, is that it has a metal loop that is welded onto the handle. The loop is 1″ in diameter, which means you can hang it from a hook or use the leather loop that is provided. I like this whip, but I don’t know if I’d say I love it. The fact that you can only inflict pain with the tip makes it a one trick pony. Don’t get me wrong, the tip inflicts a great deal of pain, and the pin point effectiveness is great. I just wish that the rolled portion did more than just flop against my ass, but with the right amount of space, and a few practice swings, it’s hard to miss with that tip.

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 Thank you Sex and Metal for sending me the Vanquisher Silicone Whip, in exchange for a fair and honest review!

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Jan 032014
 

Werewolf MedAfter a failed attempt with the Wuffamute Pup, I was somewhat lack luster in trying the Werewolf Medium. I was excited, however, to see how the colors I chose would turn out. I’ve never had a glow-in-the-dark toy before. I love what they did with my color choices (fluorescent blue and glow in dark swirls on the shaft, with a glow in the dark base). In the light it looks great and in the dark, it looks even better. Now as far as the feel goes with the Werewolf, it took me a while to decide if I liked the Werewolf Medium. One day the girth of the Werewolf would be too much, and the next day it would be just enough.

The Werewolf Medium is a big’un. It’s not for the faint of vagina. Especially if you’re intention is to go for the knot. Of course that was/is my intention. I’ve been wanting to successfully use a knotted toy. Like I said, the Wuffamute Pup didn’t work out for me. The Werewolf Medium is a much better fit. The shaft isn’t too long at 6 inches, which means I CAN REACH THE KNOT. *ahem* Sorry, I’m just enthused. What’s the point if you can’t use the whole thing, right? The intention is to use the knot, and with the Werewolf, I am able to. On the days I’m not able to, I’m not able to get over the knot without pain. I will warm up with another toy, reach for the Werewolf and still nothing. I have trouble taking on the extreme width so quickly. These are rare days, but they do happen. When they do, the Werewolf is benched.

With a girth of 6″ circumference on the shaft, and with a circumference of 7.5″ on the first set of nuts, I am full. My favorite part? I’m not dealing with my cervix and the Werewolf butting heads in order to take on the awesome girth of the knot. Alright, enough about the knot. The shaft of the Werewolf is a hefty one. By itself, it doesn’t do much for me. Sure it’s a great width for me, but it’s short. So in order for it to be worth using, it has to be used in full.

Werewolf Med textureOne thing I’d like to see different about the Werewolf Medium is the texture. If you run out of lube, you know it. Immediately. I’m not expecting the lube to last forever, but if I’m low, I don’t want to feel like I’m fucking myself with squishy sand paper. Little to no lube, it’s not going to work. I have to lube myself inside and out, and the toy itself. Not a problem with a towel nearby, but not my ideal situation. I like being able to lube up a toy, throw a little on myself, and rotate the toy in. Seems to work with other toys, just not with the Werewolf. The silicone density of my Werewolf is  Medium for the shaft, and Firm for the base. There is a big difference. I love the Medium density for the shaft. I don’t think I’d be able to manage the toy in Firm. It’s not very forgiving.

On to the second set of balls. The man balls, if you will. They are appreciated. Something to hold on to, and the texture (think a cartoon drawing of wavy hair) makes it easy to hold on to when going for manual thrusting. Especially with lube on my hands. I really like to use it standing up. The toy, not me. I’ve used it with great success in the bath (easiest way for me to ride a toy). There’s no suction cup to the base. It’s completely flat. Still with the large man balls, it’s easy to hold it down with a few fingers while riding.

Successful design (for my body) aside, I am in love with the colors. I really am. This thing looks amazing, lit up. These glowing pictures are after holding the dildo under direct light for 30 seconds. The glow lasts for about a minute, and then it fades. I haven’t had a chance to really test out extended exposure to light, and the lasting time of the glow.

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Overall, I really like the Werewolf Medium. The colors are fantastic,  and I love the swirl on the shaft. The Werewolf even comes with a cloth storage bag that fits the toy perfectly. The girth is right up my alley, and the short length allows me to actually use the knot! I’m all for body-safe silicone dildos with color and density, but this one is a heft toy and may be too much for some. If you’re a girth lover and don’t want a lot of length, I’d definitely recommend the Werewolf Medium. Just be prepared to lube up.

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You can get the Werewolf Medium at Exotic Erotics at the starting price of $85!

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Nov 262013
 

Nox BDI have been wanting to try a Bad Dragon dildo for a long time now. When I was told that Nox was available, I did a little victory dance around my laptop. Of course that means I set the bar high in terms of expectations, but I am ridiculously happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed. The dimensions. The silicone densities. The colors. The suction cup. The texture. All of it. Bad Dragon did not let me down.

Bad Dragon is an fantastic company based in Arizona. They make fantasy dildos, cock sheaths, strokers, and have tons of options for what you can do to the toy. You can add a suction cup and cum tube to most of the dildos and you can choose the silicone density you want. They have an extreme array of color choices when it comes to picking out the coloring you want. As the name suggests, they make dragon toys. Dragon cocks, pussies, assholes, they’ve got it. They have other fantasy toys, too. One thing about Bad Dragon toys, is that they tend to run large. Most of the  dildos come in Small, Medium, Large, and XLarge. When picking out your dildo, take extra care when picking the size for you. All of their toys are made out of high quality, body-safe silicone. Meaning they can be sterilized. Something I love about silicone. The fact that I know my toy is sterile when pull it out of the boiling pot.

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The Nox that I have is a Medium. I love girth, and am a size queen. So please consider the sizes when considering the Nox. I ordered the Nox with a Firm Split. This means that the shaft is cast in a Medium density, and the base is cast in the Firm. I am so glad that I chose that firmness. The squishy Medium feels amazing internally, while the Firm base makes it easy to hold on to while in use and makes the suction cup extremely successful.

Nox suction cup base.

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As soon as Nox arrived I opened it up and was thrilled to see that BD had included some fun extras. A soft density sample disk in a beautiful blue-green, two mini dicks, a BD pen, a BD pin, and a little packet of candy corn. It took a great deal of restraint to not eat the candy corn, so I could take the Package of the Day pic. Worth it though. After I took the pic, I couldn’t help but sticking the Nox on smooth surfaces. Windows, the hood of my Tahoe (I thought about driving it down the street, but decided against it because there are young kids around here), my front door. The suction cup is extremely strong. Using it on my shower wall, where the tiles run small (under 4″), I was worried. Nox didn’t let me down. It help up, even when I got reckless with my bouncing. One thing I noticed was that when I stuck the Nox either too high, or too low, it stayed in place without any problems. Usually, if I position a dildo too high or low, it pops off when I go for long thrusts. Not the Nox, it’s solid.

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When I grabbed the Nox, the first time, I was eager to see how it fit. I closed my eyes and relished in the feeling of being stretched. Then when I got past the widest part of the middle, I enjoyed being stretched over and over again. Alright, “enjoyed” is a weak description of what I was feeling. My vagina would have cried out in joy, but her mouth was full. I wasn’t able to feel the little nubs as much as I thought. Maybe if I got in Firm, I would. I was able to feel the lines running down the shaft. It made thrusting that much smoother. I was cumming within minutes. The large base made it easy for me to hold on to, and the texture on the base helped with my grip (when I have lube on my hands). The shape of this toy was as though it was designed for my body.

I love that Bad Dragon has the option of customizing your toys, and an extensive array of colors. They have a color pallet you can use to design your toy, and a preview so you can see what it will look like. It saddens me that I have to keep Nox under wraps (in a box on my bookcase). That has to be the one thing that sucks about Nox. Boo-fucking-hoo. The silicone feels amazing, it comes in the colors of my own choosing, and it feels like it was made especially for my pussy. *slow clap* Well done, Bad Dragon, well done.

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Nov 162013
 

gvibe modI was intrigued by the G-Vibe. I had no expectations going into this one. If you’ve read my reviews, you know that I’m usually excited to try a new toy, but this one simply had me interested. I didn’t know if it would be a toy for me to love or if the toy would make me want to tear in two. When I first got the G-Vibe, I was irritated by the fact that they had the name of the toy on the shipping label. When I opened up the box for the G-Vibe I had to take a double take of the vibrator on the packaging. The picture of the G-Vibe on the box is almost a neon pink. The actual G-Vibe is almost a pink pastel. Not even close to the color on the box. If you look at the website, they don’t try and hide the pastel.

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Now the G-Vibe has the information about the toy on the side of the box. It states: “One-year Warranty, Water resistant, Rechargeable, Medical silicone (Phthalate-free) and ABS, Six vibrating modes, Quiet, Two motors on tips.” When you flip open the magnetically closed top, you’ll see the G-Vibe nuzzled in white foam with a tab to pull it out. Underneath is the the USB charger (doesn’t have a wall charger attachment), a white storage bag (think large microfiber sunglasses case) with the letters FT on it, and a little fold out booklet with the illustrations of how to use the G-Vibe. I love the sturdy feel of the storage, and the fact that foam is real foam and not a Styrofoam cut out. I use the whole box as storage, rather than putting it all in the bag. It stands up nicely on my bookcase.

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The toy itself is made of medical silicone and feels buttery soft. It does require water-based lube to be used comfortably, but not much. The handle is made out of ABS plastic. All of which can be wiped down with isopropyl alcohol, or a wipe. The G-Vibe is NOT waterproof, so get rid of any silly little delusions you have about taking this one into the tub. It’s not going to happen. The foldout booklet that comes with the G-Vibe has no information outside of suggestions of what you can do with it. Here’s what’s inside the booklet, as soon on the Fun Toys website:

GVibe Instructions

 I’ve tried the G-Vibe at least 8 different times. Most of the times that I’ve used it, it’s felt like it was stabbing my cervix. When it comes to vibrations, my experience have varied between two different feelings. The number one reaction to the vibrations is that I’m hearing a cell phone vibrate somewhere under a blanket. That’s it. I’m simply hearing it. Not feeling it. When I do feel it, it is somewhat extreme against my g-spot, but because of the flexibility in the arms, I can do nothing but sit there with it in place. Even then, after awhile, I’m back to hearing it only. Keep in mind, this is with both arms inside of me. When the G-Vibe is outside of my body, I can definitely hear it. It’s not whisper quiet. It will be covered by a T.V. at normal volume though.

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When I tried to use it clitorally, the flexible arms were extremely disappointing. It’s extremely awkward if you try and use both hands to maneuver it. I tried using just one arm, and then two (as depicted). Neither worked. I tried using one arm on my clit, while the other one was inside of me. Again, nothing. The width of the arms is too broad for me to use it with just one arm. Then when I try to use both on my clit, the gap between the two arms is too big for it to be effective. Even when I hold it closer to the tips, to close the gap, it doesn’t work, since it loses a lot of the vibrations in my hand.

I will say this though, the vibrations do have power. They just get lost in the flexibility of the arms, when used internally. When I was able to put it against my g-spot, I did enjoy it. A lot. As I said though, the flexibility in the arms makes it impossible move it around with the guarantee that you’ll find a solid angle again.  Here are the vibration patterns, as seen on Fun Toys’ website:

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Here is some info about the G-Vibe:

-It’s 9 1/2 inches in total length (ears together).

-The insertable length is 6 inches.

-It’s splash-proof, not waterproof. (No bath/shower fun with this one. (Lame.))

-The width of the ears (at its widest) is 1 1/16″.

-The motors are located 1 3/4″ down from the tips of the ears.The width of the toy is 1 1/2″, and 1 1/8′ on the slim side.

-To click it on, you hit the + button, and to turn it off you hit the – button until it shuts off.

Overall, I like the idea, but I don’t like the results. The flexibility in the arms makes it near to  impossible for g-spot stim when I try to thrust with it. When I do try to thrust, I end up stabbing my cervix. Not my favorite thing to do in my spare time. When I did align it with my g-spot, I was wowed by the vibrations, but the inability to apply pressure made me lose interest. Eventually I would go from feeling the G-Vibe to just hearing it. It’s not a super loud toy, but it isn’t whisper silent. I could hear it under the blankets (2 heavy blankets and 1 comforter). I appreciate the vibration patterns, and the intensities (the highest is the one I stuck with the most). It has serious potential, and it might work for some as is, but it didn’t work for me.

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Thank you Fun Toys for providing me with the G-Vibe free of charge, in exchange for my fair and honest review!

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