Review: LELO Ina

Since the release of the LELO Ina there has been an overload of posts, tweets and forum posts of people professing their need for Ina.  I was lucky enough that my first review for the wonderful PleasureGalaxie.com gets to be of Ina.  For those of you not in the know, Ina is LELO’s first dual-stimulation vibrator.  It’s silicone, rechargeable, and comes in the best colors I have ever seen in a sex toy – bright purple, lime green or orange.  I chose orange.

You probably want to know how the toy actually works, and considering it’s been reviewed to death already I’m going to be honest and short.  I don’t want to ramble about packaging and repeat the same thing you’ve already read twenty times.

To start out, it’s definitely cool looking – my boyfriend, who is obsessed with modern furniture, thinks it would make a good art piece to put on the wall – I’m not inclined to disagree with that.  But the thing is, after the design the positives start a downward slope.  Sure, it’s reasonably strong, but if I only wanted a strong vibe I’d go for something cheaper like a bullet.  It has patterns, but so do other things that cost a fraction of the price.

It does hit my g-spot reasonably well, but it’s not anything like I need to have a g-spot orgasm.  If you like some light brushing of your g-spot, this will do it, but if you need pressure then you need to look elsewhere.  It doesn’t have the rotating pearls that some rabbits have, but I really don’t miss them since most of them jam with clenching anyway.  However, if you like them you may not like the Ina as the stimulation of the vaginal opening is minimal.

But what’s my main pet peeve with this thing?  The clit sitmulator is ROCK. HARD.  As in, it doesn’t move.  When you try to place it over your clit it slides off to the side and grinds into your pelvic bones, which might be the most annoying thing ever.  This also impedes your ability to thrust with Ina since thrusting will cause the clit stimulator to slip to the side constantly.  Thrusting is close to impossible unless you want the clit stimulator to slip and clamp on your bones.  No thanks.

A couple of reviewers have mentioned they like the pressure, but I fail to see how you can like the pressure if the pressure doesn’t even reach your clit.  I realize this is based on personal anatomy, so maybe they really do like the pressure, but let me tell you – it’s not going to fit everyone.  If LELO would have made the clit attachment flexible the entire tone of this review would change.

The vibration patterns are interesting at least.  There is one in particular that alternates pulsation between the shaft and the clit stimulator which is especially nice (that is if I can get it to stay on my clit).  There are also some rollercoaster patterns, pulsations, and a number of levels of steady vibration.  It definitely has variety, but in the end that variety doesn’t change the rigidity of the clitoral stimulator.

So what’s the verdict on the Ina?  Is it worth the high price?  I’ll let you decide.

The great: well-designed, great color variety, strong vibrations, variety of vibration patterns

The not-so-hot: The clit stimulator is stiff to the point I thought it might break off during use, there is a slight smell right out of the package, the buttons are not very sensitive, the shaft is also rock hard.

Thanks, so much to PleasureGalaxie.com for letting me review the Ina.  Want to get Ina or something else?  Use the code SARAID15 for 15% off!

Review: LELO Mia

So I’m a geek. I like flash drives, looking around thinkgeek.com, reading linguistics books for fun and talking to my boyfriend about phonology. Therefore, when I got the Mia from Edenfantasys I was ultra excited that it charges in my computer’s USB port.

Mia is made of ABS plastic and silicone; therefore she’s body safe and easily cleaned. However, this also means that Mia should never be used with silicone lube as it could damage her nice silicone parts. Cleaning Mia is really simple. I would recommend you clean her with toy wipes of use a slightly moist cloth to clean and rinse her, since she’s not waterproof or splashproof. As long as you’re careful your Mia should be just fine.

Mia arrived at my door when I was in the shower, so my boyfriend brought in the package and put her on the bed. I got out and danced around like a little kid on Christmas quickly opening up the Mia. I was impressed with LELO’s sleek and elegant packaging, and absolutely loved that the outside of the box was the same color as my new deep pink/purple Mia. Since Mia is my second toy from LELO I knew what to expect, but was wowed nevertheless.

I opened up Mia’s packaging to reveal a small vibrator the size of a large lipstick tube or a regular tube of mascara. Along with Mia come the standard things from LELO such as a 1 year warranty, a user manual (I suggest you read it quickly before playing with Mia) and a satin drawstring pouch. Since Mia is USB chargeable, LELO also includes a USB extender if you have a hard to reach USB port, but I just plug my Mia straight into my laptop.

Unfortunately, as with all LELO vibrators, the Mia needs to be charged for 2 hours before use. So I went to the store and got some things I needed while I waited for her to finish charging. Mia, as stated my LELO, should never be left to charge for over 24 hours. When I got back from the store I put Mia to work. My boyfriend had some things to do, so I lied down on the bed and started playing with Mia by myself.

Before I get into details about what she feels like, I should tell you that Mia has quite a few functions. She has various levels of continuous vibration and also 3 different pulsating settings. To go through the settings, you only have to press the + and – buttons on her, which makes Mia a great first time vibe for anyone. The highest setting of continuous vibration is my favorite and packs quite a punch. It’s not jet engine powered, but it’s definitely enough to get you there in around 5 minutes. The pulsating functions on Mia are superior to my other pulsating vibe, as the pattern goes between low vibrations and a high vibration, instead of cutting out all the way between pulses. Basically, Mia does – BZZbzzBZZbzz – instead of other vibes which pulsate as follows: BZZ…BZZ… If you hate when you vibes cut out during pulsation, Mia is for you.

Now, onto what she feels like. Mia was able to get me to orgasm rather quickly once I set my mind to it. Her vibrations are more surface-oriented, like a bullet vibe, rather than deeper like some insertable vibes are when used on the clitoris. However, she feels great and since the surface area of the end of Mia is so small, her vibrations are more pinpointed than larger vibes. As I was using Mia my boyfriend came into the room and wanted to get in on the action. We quickly found out that Mia is absolutely wonderful for partner sex! She’s small enough to not get in the way during most all positions – we tried her out in about 7 or 8 – and her vibrations are strong enough that they can be felt inside the vagina. My boyfriend said he was shocked at first by the intensity, but really liked the feeling of fucking a vibrating vagina. It was great for me as well since I love penetration along with clitoral stimulation.

The only thing I would change about Mia is I would make her a little stronger, but for the size, as I said, she does pack a punch and is enough to get you off. Overall, I’m very happy with the Mia and would recommend her to anybody! She’s definitely staying in the front of my toy drawer from now on.

You can get your own Mia at Edenfantasys!

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Clitoral vibrator by LELO
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Sugasm #95

The best of this week’s blogs by the bloggers who blog them. Highlighting the top 3 posts as chosen by Sugasm participants. Want in Sugasm #96? Use the contact form.

This Week’s Picks
Cuffed
“She could see that he had something concealed in his other hand, but couldn’t quite tell whether it would be an instrument of torture or pleasure.”

Lunch Hour
“He’s very good, but I notice the almost imperceptible start as he notices what’s going on.”

About size
“But if we’re going to start talking about penis size, then it is only fair to talk about vagina size.”

Sex News & Reviews
Best vibrator

BDSM & Fetish
Sex and Money

Sex Humor
Mystery Sex Toys

Erotic Writing and Experiences
Ace and Idiot
Brothers friend..what a night to remember.
Drenched
Finger Fucking Friday
Grey
Holding Pattern
MFF
No reservations, part 3
Welcome back….

Sex Work
Do I Kiss & Tell? (Or, Why Sex Pros Make Better Bloggers)

Thoughts on Sex and Relationships
The Brick Wall Statement
More On “Hiding in Plain Sight”
The Scientific Desires

 

The Politics Of Swinging

Things got very interesting over the last month. I blame it on the retrograde Mercury, but Mr. Vanessa doesnt believe in my astrology.

See, Mr. Vanessa was encouraging me to fulfill my fantasies sooner, rather than later. More than encouraging. Actively arranging. Pushing, even.

I was titillated, yes. Excited, definitely. That led down a very slippery slope that eventually resulted in us accepting an invitation to this weekends private monthly couples party in our little neck of the woods.

Long story short, lingerie was purchased. Condoms were ordered. Shoes (sexy, high-heeled shoes) were found. Toys were considered. Ground rules were discussed. Boundaries were stretched.

Then things came to a screeching halt. In the space of about 15 minutes things went from open marriage to do it and we divorce.

We opened Pandoras box and I peeked inside and liked what I saw. Very! Much! But my fingers were still on the edge of the box when the lid was unexpectedly slammed shut. Hard. And locked.

Yes, Im still reeling. Confused. Disappointed. Hurt.

I dont blame him. I dont blame me. I blame the Mercury retrograde.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled marital programming after a few words from our sponsors.

And sincere public apologies to A., a dear friend who didnt deserve to be led down that road, enticed, seduced, excited, liaison arranged-and-scuttled all in the same 15 minutes because of our folly. Im sorry. Thank you for being a good sport about it all.

Toy Review: The Eroscillator

Friends, lovers, playmates; in honor of May being Masturbation Month, I give you The Eroscillator.

**trumpet fanfare**

Let me start off by saying that its taken me six months to write this review. That’s not because I haven’t wanted to. Its because Ive been doing um extensive research. In the name of journalistic integrity, of course. In fact, the Eroscillator has been the most rigorously tested of any toy Ive reviewed.

Dr. Ruth has never endorsed another sensual aid, but she is the Eroscillator celebrity endorse-person. That got my attention. I had to try it. So, the Eroscillator 2 Top Deluxe Ultimate Combo was my Xmas prezzie.

Admittedly, when I saw this puppy my first thought was, dayyumm, that’s one expensive vibrator! Are the reviews true? Could it really be worth it?

Oh yes. Every freakin penny. Read on.

First of all, the Eroscillator is NOT a vibrator. A vibrator vibrates. A vibrator feels nice for a while, but eventually makes my clit numb. When my clit is numb, well, I’m done for the night. I might not want to be done but, Goodnight, Irene. I. Am. Finished.

Smart Oscillating Engine. The Eroscillator uses sophisticated Swiss engineering to oscillate back and forth inside the housing for powerful but gentle stimulation. It doesn’t vibrate. It doesn’t make my clit numb. That’s a big deal. Huge. Limitless-Orgasms-Huge. And, the head moves inside the housing, so the housing stays put. I’m stimulating my punani, not my hand.

Multiple Power Settings. One critical distinction is that the speeds don’t increase the frequency of the movement they increase the intensity. That means every speed is enjoyable. I cant say that about something like the Hitachi Magic Wand. (Actually, the HMW is just a half-step down from a belt sander. Not clit-friendly.) The Eroscillators three speeds are powered by a 14v motor (step-down converted so its safer for you) and 12-feet of cord. Yes, you read that right. 12 feet. It will reach to the chandeliers. Hell, I can plug this baby in and take it halfway to Marks & Spencer. What I’m trying to say is that the cord doesn’t get in the way when were gettin our freak on.

Whisper Quiet. Yeah, it really is. We were pleasantly surprised. No distracting lawnmower buzzing during the intimate moments. My apologies if you have a lawnmower fetish.

Watertight. Can be washed under running water so you’re ready to go for next time. I wouldn’t take it in the bath, though. (That’s why God created the WaterPik Shower Massage.)

So, on to my experience. Right out of the box, I had one of the fastest, most intense orgasms of my life. It took about 90 seconds, tops. My lips (on my face) were literally quivering. This was a whole different level of orgasm. Like a higher plane of consciousness. Incredible. Then I just kept on going er coming. Actually, I didn’t know whether I was coming OR going. One after another after another. For the first time in my life, I didn’t have to stop until I was spent. When it was over, I was but a whimper on a tangled heap of soaked sheets.

The next day, I threw my other vibrators out.

The Eroscillator comes in your choice of two versions and five packages. The Eroscillator 2 Plus packages come with some basic head attachments and a standard power appliance. The Top Deluxe model has extra power, for women like me who need a little boost, and more attachments. All attachments are available separately too. I was lucky enough to get the Ultimate Combo. Yep, I got the whole enchilada for my pink taco. Holy guacamole!!

My favorite attachment? The Ultra Soft Finger Tip (pictured below). Its a medical grade silicone elastomer just the right amount of squishiness to give a really lovely clit licking.

This is one toy that gets my unequivocal yes. Yes. GOD, YES!

If you own a clitoris, you simply must treat yourself. I cant stress this enough. If your partner has one, surprise her and make her decade. You wont regret it.

Oh, you can support this site by ordering it through my affiliate link below and Amazon will gimme some candy!

I’m hearing rumors about their companion product for men, the Ooh-la-la! Prostate Massager with the PowerPenis Bell. The Husband is interested in reviewing one, but I don’t know that the company is quite that generous.

I’m off to do some more research. If you play your cards right, youll get a taste before Masturbation Month is overstay tuned for a surprise or two.

And here’s to it always being May in your pants.

Fear and Loathing: My experience with male entitlement and sexual harassment

WARNING: THIS POST MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERING MATERIAL

An upcoming post by my good friend Epiphora made me start thinking about my own personal past experiences with male entitlement.  Before reading her post I never thought I had run into any harassment from men and was quite thankful for it, but after reading, I realized that I had been repressing certain past events or even erasing whole parts of them to paint a prettier picture.  Therefore, I decided that I needed to speak out about these acts, for myself and for other women who have experienced the same.

Event #1: Asshole Concert-Going Guy

I was at a show in 2004 (I was 15 at the time) at about this time of year with a small group of friends.  We got let in early because one of my friends had dated the security guy.  It was a relatively small venue as it held only 400 people at maximum capacity, so we pressed ourselves against the stage waiting for the waves of people that would eventually crush us.  Somehow I end up in front of a guy who seemed nice – not overly good looking, but he was “normal” looking and was with a couple of friends.  However, I soon realized he was drunk.  This guy wasn’t just your average fumbling drunk though, he definitely had a routine that he had practiced before.

As the show started the crowd pushed forward, so in what I at first thought was a good gesture he stood behind me, planting on hand on the stage as to prevent people from completely crushing me making it difficult to breath (which I soon found out was something I much preferred to this asshole).  After a few minutes he wrapped the other free arm (the left, yes, I still remember) around my waist.  I thought, “Okay, whatever, just to keep me from falling over.”  Soon I heard him laughing and mumbling something to his friend, which I later found out was a bet to get me to have sex with him by the end of the night.  The next 45 minutes to an hour were filled with this guy not-so-subtlety trying to get his hands up my shirt and down my pants.  I’m not sure what he thought this would accomplish considering we were in a room full of 400 people.

Luckily, I eventually got the attention of my friend Christie and she came over and pulled me out of there.

While it was going on I was scared shitless.  This was my first encounter with harassment, and to be honest I didn’t even know how big a deal it was until recently thinking about it and writing this.  I was a victim.  Just because he never got to rape me (as I’m sure he would have) doesn’t mean that I was any less objectified and abused.  I now realize this and am better for it.

Event #2: Mr. “All women should bow to me”

While this case is nowhere near the first one I have presented here I think it is still relevant to the post.  I went to Mexico for two months in 2006 on a study abroad program.  It was absolutely fabulous, but what wasn’t fabulous was a certain guy’s sense of entitlement and his idea that all American women are “sluts.”

He was a good friend of my host brother who I had met a couple of times, and oddly enough I have no hard feelings against him even though I should.  José Pablo was probably not a bad guy, but through an injection of machismo they must be giving every Mexican boy at birth, he thought he was the gift to women that we all needed.  One day when my host parents weren’t home my host brother brought him over and we chatted for a while, but something was odd – You know those smiles guys have on their face when they are scanning you up and down like a piece of meat?  Yeah, he had one.  But I was so used to the construction workers yelling obscene things in bad English to me on the streets that I ignored it.

Little did I know that my host brother had been “commissioned” to play matchmaker.  Matchmaker not so much – it seemed like he was more my pimp than anything else.  Against the rules of my program I got in the car with them and drove around.  The time I started to get nervous was when I noticed we were going up into the mountains which are very sparsely populated with absolutely nothing in them – why were they taking me there?

We got out of the car, José Pablo tried to get me to smoke, I said no thanks and he automatically called me “fresa,” which in a nutshell is high-class, stuck-up, not giving up anything to just any guy.  Yeah, we were already off to a bad start.  After that he pushed me up against a wall and started kissing me.  I honestly wasn’t too into it, but figured it would be easier to go along with it than tell him no – besides, it was only kissing, right?

Well, soon my host brother got tossed the keys to the guy’s car and was told he could drive away for a while.  Keep in mind that none of this was done with me in the conversation – I was standing right there, but they acted like I was some kind of property.  Soon, I got scared.  I was alone in this isolated place, up against a wall with a guy I barely knew who obviously wanted more than I did.  Thankfully, he didn’t do any more than kiss me, for the moment.  We went back home and I got ready to go out with friends.

Later that night I was out with my friends for dinner and he came by and dropped me a phone without saying anything.  The first thought in my head, “Oh fuck.  Not this shit.”  He then called me and asked me to come outside – I found him there on the sidewalk with my host brother asking me to get in the car.  This time I tried to stand up for myself and say that I didn’t want to go with him.  I went back inside and finished out the night.  When I was done I went over to my host grandmother’s house waiting for my mom to come pick me up, but the thing is, my host brother had called my mom and said to pick me up at José Pablo’s house an hour later.

He ended up getting me on the couch and repeated trying to get my underwear off (I was wearing a skirt) even though I was plainly saying no.  He then couldn’t believe that I didn’t at least want to give him a blowjob.  A few minutes later my mom showed up to get me, I’d never been more relieved to see her.

In conclusion

I’m fortunate enough to currently be in a stable, loving relationship with a guy who sees me as more than just a piece of meat.  I’m also fortunate that the worst didn’t happen in those situations and that I wasn’t raped.  But the fear I felt was defintely real.

If you’ve ever had anything similar happen to you, please speak up and write about it.  This happens more than we care to believe and until women start voicing what has happened, it won’t stop.

Review: Close2You Sinfonia

Close2You is a new German brand that bases a lot of its designs and names on things in music.  And honestly, if you can get past the really ridiculous name, they seem to have quality toys.

I chose to get the Sinfonia, which is marketed as a g-spot vibrator, but probably the oddest looking g-spot vibrator I’ve ever seen.  Therefore, I was really skeptical about whether or not it would actually work for me.  However, I was pleasantly surprised that the Sinfonia is not a complete failure as a vibrator.

Firstly, I should mention the Sinfonia is silicone.  The silicone is soft, supple and velvety – a lot like another German company, Fun Factory.  Even the plastic of the battery cap is velvet coted so the entire toy feels smooth.  Because of this you should use only water-based lube with the toy so it doesn’t erode.  Also, since it has plastic and mechanical parts you can’t boil it.  If you feel the need to sterilize it, wipe it down with a 1 part bleach, 9 parts water solution and rinse clean.

Performance:

The Sinfonia definitely has a lot more positives than negatives.  First of all, it’s tapered shape makes it ideal for someone who doesn’t have much experience with penetration or just for warming up.  It also makes an ideal clitoral stimulator as the vibrations in the tip are very pinpoint.

G-spot stimulation is possible, but it doesn’t provide the kind of pressure I need to squirt.  It’s more or less just a light brushing of the g-spot, which feels really nice.  I was worried that because of the shape it was going to poke my g-spot into submission, but the silicone is soft enough that poking wasn’t a problem.

The functions are pretty fucking cool.  At least they’re different than the normal pulsating and vibrating settings of most vibrators.  Some of them are a little erratic because they’re trying to be so different, but I assume there’s a person out there who would like all of them.

The controls are easy to push, but aren’t something you’re going to brush over and change without meaning to.  There is an on/off and then another button that cycles through all the patterns.  It’s pretty much as basic as controls can get while still having different functions.

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While I’m not worshiping the Sinfonia at the alter, it’s definitely not a bad vibrator.  It also comes with a nice box and a lot of extras like lube, a toy cleaning wipe, a pouch, product manual and a silicone cock ring.  If you’re looking for something with a different shape you could always give the Sinfonia a try.  It has quite a few redeeming qualities, but don’t look for it to give you your next g-spot orgasm.

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G-spot vibrator by Close2You
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Review: Better Than Chocolate

When EdenFantasys gave me the opportunity to review the Better Than Chocolate I had mixed feelings.  I’ve read some really awesome reviews of the BTC and then some reviews that stated the BTC was alittle lacking in power.  Nevertheless I decided that I should at least try it for myself and see what the fuss is about, so I accepted the offer.

The Better Than Chocolate is a clitoral stimulator made of TPE by a new company called Nomi Tang.  It is controlled with a touch-strip (think like an iPod) and has some variance in vibration levels as well as a few pulsations.

So, let’s cut to the chase here.  The BTC is a sex toy meant to get you off, but it fails miserably.  I turned on the BTC and was slightly hopeful and as level of vibration seemed okay for a low level. . . then I found out it was the highest level.  Yep, it starts out at the top.

Okay, so it’s not too strong, that means it would be great for foreplay right?  Nope.  It’s just damn annoying.  It’s not high enough to get you off, but not nice enough to use for foreplay.  It’s not good enough to use as a warm-up for a long masturbation session either since it frustrates me more than gets me ready for more.

The Better Than Chocolate is waterproof, but I haven’t tried it underwater as I have no bathtub.  I did however use it in the shower, which was not a problem as the battery pack stayed dry, however, the power was still really disappointing.  After a few minutes I got out of the shower and went for my trusty Eroscillator to finish me off since the BTC could not.  The touch strip is set to lock when it senses water, but since shower water is constantly moving it kept constantly changing my setting, which was beyond annoying.

Unless you’re incredibly, incredibly sensitive I would pass this one up.  I’m giving it a one on “vroom” even though Eden Fantasys defines a one as “Very mild, extremely low level of vibration, great for newbies, foreplay and extra sensitive areas.”  I would redefine that as, “Barely good for anything unless you’re really, really sensitive.”  As mentioned above, this is definitely not worthy of being a foreplay toy.

I’m giving it two stars since I think the design showed some effort even though the touch-slide turned out to be more annoying than helpful and the overall shape is a little clunky.  Unless you really want to spend way too much money ($80) on a toy that’s only going to sit on your dresser and look pretty invest in something more useful like the Fun Factory LayaSpot (for around $47) which I’ve had for way over a year and it still works great.

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Clitoral vibrator by Nomi Tang
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Review: Intimate Organics Cocoa Bean & Goji Berry Aromatherapy Massage Oil

Intimate Organics is a company I’ve had a love-hate relationship with even before trying out any of their products.  I loved the fact that they have scents that are unusual – like cocoa bean & goji berry instead of the regular vanilla or cinnamon – but hated the fact that they called themselves “organic” when the only organic ingredients in their products are the essential oils.  However, I can get past that since I’m not consuming the massage oil.  So when PinkCherry.com offered me the chance to review some I grabbed it up with glee.

I know some people think as we get older our preference in smells is supposed to mature, but I still like anything that smells like candy and the IO massage oil definitely does.  I had a preview of what the scent was going to smell like as I received the matching body soufflé from the lovely Wilhelmina Wang the day before, so I already knew I was going to love it.  You know the raspberry hot chocolate mix you liked when you were a kid?  It smells exactly like that, which is beyond awesome.

But obviously you don’t just want to sit around smelling the stuff, so I’ll tell you how it works.  How does it work in a nutshell?  Amazingly well.  The main three oils it’s made up of are sweet almond oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil, all of which have great moisturizing properties and absorb into the skin well.  This does mean that your skin or the skin of whoever is receiving the massage won’t feel as slippery as it would with different, less absorbent oils, but it will be slick enough to provide some glide.

For a short, 10 minute massage I used about 1/2 a teaspoon on my partner’s back.  It absorbed after that, so if you’re wanting to do a longer massage I would suggest reapplying when it starts to absorb too much.  If you just dump a ton on the person to start with it will be messy, so start with around a 1/2 teaspoon and build from there.  It’s better to use less rather than more since you want the bottle to last as long as possible.

Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this product to anyone who likes sweet smells and wonderfully moisturized skin.  It’s a little pricey, but in my opinion it’s totally worth the extra couple of dollars for a sweet smelling luxurious massage.

Thank you so much to the wonderful people at PinkCherry.com for letting me review this massage oil.  Are you in Canada and still want to order some?  Go to PinkCherry.ca!

 

Review: Naughty Boy

I ordered the Naughty Boy almost on a whim right after my boyfriend expressed that he liked the feeling of me using my LELO Mia around his asshole.  I figured, “This is my chance!”  He said he was open to the idea, but wanted to make sure whatever we got was not too big.  Enter Naughty Boy.  After a brief conversation with anal toy guru Jimbo Jones, the Naughty Boy was in my cart, purchased and coming for my boyfriend’s asshole via USPS.

The Rocks Off Naughty Boy is made of 100% silicone with a removable bullet vibe.  Because it’s silicone you shouldn’t use silicone based lubricant with the Naughty Boy as it can erode the pretty, velvety texture of the toy.  The great thing about silicone is that it’s hypoallergenic and also can be sterilized, which is something I find to be required for an anal toy.  Just make sure you remove the bullet first if you’re going to put in into boiling water or the dishwasher.

The bullet has the option of replacing the battery so that your toy can last a lifetime.  Also, Rocks Off sells replaceable bullets, but I have not seen them online yet.   The batteries can easily be found at a battery store or even WalMart and are cheap enough that you won’t be complaining every time you have to replace the batteries.

The silicone does have a slight seam running up the toy, but it is not a hindrance.  If you have or have seen the LELO Ella, it is about the same size of seam.  Neither of us complained about the seam because we couldn’t feel it.

When the Naughty Boy got to my house, I got so excited that we almost forgot that we had to let out the neighbor’s dog that day!  We ran into the house and put the Naughty Boy to work.  After warming up my boyfriend a little bit with some oral then added copious amounts of lube to both his ass and the Naughty Boy and inserted it. Insertion was a slow process and we finally had to stop before the bump in the toy because his ass wasn’t ready for that yet and we didn’t want to strain any muscles.  After some oral combined with the Naughty Boy he experienced the longest orgasm of his life.  It was actually a big shock because it was nearing a whole minute!

I tried the Naughty Boy vaginally for a bit, but the size is too small to provide enough stimulation for me and the vibrations don’t carry that well vaginally.  I have yet to try it in my ass, but that is definitely on our to-do list.

Overall I would recommend the Naughty Boy to anyone new to anal play and prostate play.  It’s very unintimidating and easy to use, as well as easy to clean and care for.  Get your own Naughty Boy at EdenFantasys!

Fantasy = Rape? I don’t think so.

I realize by the time I write this it will have probably already been discussed to great length in the blogosphere, but I want to give my opinion.  For those of you that haven’t heard, a judge in Manchester, England dismissed charges of rape after the woman who claimed to be raped was found to have a group sex fantasy.  You can read the full story here.  According to BBC News,
 The 24-year-old from Liverpool claimed she was raped after visiting one of the men at his home in Bolton, after making contact on the internet.  But the trial at Preston Crown Court collapsed when computer evidence was produced showing her entertaining the prospect of group sex.  Judge Robert Brown ordered the jury to return not guilty verdicts.
So because this woman fantasized about group sex she is automatically not a victim of rape?  How is this logical to anyone, including an experienced judge who should be well aware that sex with multiple partners is not the same thing as rape.  This is another classic example of society associating “inapppropriate” behavior with rape.  Because the woman is not only choosing to have sex outside of a marriage, which alone makes her “unpure,” but also is choosing to have sex with multiple partners, she must not be capable of being raped.  Obviously any sexual encounter she has was invited because of her “promiscuous” ways.
Does that look as ridiculous to you as it does to me?  I hope so.  I don’t have much more to say on this subject, but I did want to call it to everyone’s attention.  If you want to read more about the perspective I provided above and the numerous ways it is hurting young women, read The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti.

Review: Vixen Creations Astrovibe

The first time I saw the Astrovibe from Vixen one thought went through my mind – “Giant lime green dildo. DO WANT.” At the time I really wanted to request it for review, but by the time it came out I already had another assignment and therefore wasn’t able to get it.

After the reviewers that had it got their reviews written I absolutely had to have it since both of them gave it five stars. I definitely couldn’t turn down a giant lime green dildo of death that was obviously miraculous. So I put in the famous Big Order of Death and made sure I included the Astrovibe.

I also really, really love Vixen silicone. It’s some of the softest silicone I’ve come across, but still has enough firmness to keep its form. I now have three things in Vixen silicone just because I love its texture so much. I haven’t tried Vixskin and definitely want to, but for the moment I’m totally happy with the original silicone.
The Astrovibe is definitely big, or at least bigger than I’m used to in toys. It’s around 6 inches around (circumference) at its widest point. That’s not any bigger than my partner, but since it’s silicone and not human it obviously feels a little more intense. Because of its size and the angle of the toy I did encounter a slight problem.

I usually don’t have any issues with toys hitting my cervix in an uncomfortable way. Maybe it’s just my anatomy or maybe it’s that my luck has run out, but with the Astrovibe inserted most of the way (3/4 or so) it really hits my cervix in a painful way. Past discomfort and into pain territory. This doesn’t stop me from recommending it for people to try, however, as everyone’s anatomy is different and the Astrovibe does have a lot of redeeming qualities. Some of which are,

1) It’s huge and lime green, so if you’re a size queen who is bored with black or flesh-colored dildos, the Astrovibe is your man for the job.

2) It’s silicone, so it’s 100% sterilizable. If you’re sharing with a partner this is an important point to consider.

3) It has subtle ridges, so most people (minus the texture whores out there) are sure to be satisfied with the approachable amount of texture.

4) The head is curved, so you can achieve a decent amount of g-spot stimulation from this as long as it’s not inserted too deep (then it’s cervix bumping time).

5) Did I mention it’s lime green?

I’m going to keep trying with the Astrovibe and hopefully my anatomy will learn to accept it. It’s way too cool to put up for swap and I am in love with the color so much that sometimes I just have it sitting out to say, “Yep, I’ve got a lime green dildo.”

As I said, since there are so many positive reviews and mine isn’t fully negative, I would recommend the Astrovibe to anyone, but I’m probably biased because of my insane obsession with the color green.

Review: Tantus Ripple Small

When I saw the small Tantus Ripple was a free product of the week on Naughty and Discreet, I knew I had to have it.  I’m more advanced in anal play and also don’t like thrusting, but my boyfriend has quite the reluctant ass, so I needed the smallest thing I could get that wasn’t the same size as my finger.  The Ripple was obviously the perfect choice.

I got the Ripple in the mail in a very timely manner, for which I truly applaud Naughty and Discreet – my mail usually doesn’t come that fast, ever.  I showed the Ripple to the boyfriend and his first response was, “Oh god, bumps.”  He was really scared that they were going to hurt, but I insisted that it was small enough that it would be just fine.

The Ripple itself only goes up to 1” diameter at its widest point while the starting point of the Ripple is about the size of my pinky finger (I wear a ring size 5, if that helps you visualize).  The Ripple is made of 100% silicone and is from Tantus, so you know it will be a quality product.  Tantus silicone is usually towards the firm end of the silicone spectrum, which is why many people (myself included) love it.  However, because the Ripple is so small in diameter, the silicone is rather squishy.  You will have to grip it in a couple of places to get it to glide into your ass at first, since just pushing from the base will only cause it to double over.

<obviously necessary “Hi, Tantus. I love you” rave>

For those of you not acquainted with the awesomeness that is Tantus, I’ll provide you with the most biased introduction ever.  Yes, biased.  I love them and I can’t hide it, so why bother trying?

Tantus is a small company based in California that makes 100% silicone toys and also has a small line of aluminum toys called Alumina, which I would love to get my hands on.  I have only 3 Tantus toys so far and I couldn’t me more impressed.  Their silicone has an awesome firm quality that I have grown to love, but it also has enough give to be comfortable.  Even though other companies are said to have more “life-like” silicone, to me Tantus has the same firmness as a hard cock.  I know this can be argued, so I’ll leave it to you to find out by buying something awesome from them.

Tantus also has an awesome woman president who is easily contacted on Facebook and Twitter to answer questions.  She’s incredibly friendly and wonderful.

</obviously necessary “Hi, Tantus. I love you” rave>

Overall, my partner really liked the Ripple as an ass toy.  While he said it’s definitely not as stimulating to his prostate as other toys we’ve tried, it does have a more manageable size for him so he can relax knowing that it’s not going to hurt.  We only got it inserted up to the last bump, but hey, where’s the fun if you can instantly shove anything in your ass that you desire?  Okay, yeah, that would be fun.  I lied.  But it’s not like that for everyone and that’s okay.

As far as cleaning the Ripple, I’m sure you know the drill, but if you don’t I’ll lay it out for you again.  I really recommend sanitizing ass toys between uses every time.  You can do this by boiling it for a few minutes, putting it in the top rack of your dishwasher with no soap for a cycle or you can wipe it down with a 1 part bleach, 9 parts water solution.

Overall, if you have a scared ass, or someone you know does, do yourself a favor and buy the Tantus Ripple – it’s unintimidating and is a great introduction to anal play.  You can get your own over at Naughty and Discreet.

Review: Tantus Goddess

Picking a toy for my first review for Vibrator.com was a hard choice.  There are so many good things out there.  But, I decided to stay to something tried and true – Tantus silicone.  I ended up getting the Tantus Goddess for review and I will say I’m not disappointed.

For those of you that haven’t heard of Tantus, then you’re missing out.  Tantus makes only 100% premium silicone toys and they manufacture right here in the United States.  They hand-pour every single toy and lovingly etch the name “Tantus” by hand on the base.  Each toy is unique because no toy will have the exact same marble pattern from when the silicone was poured or the exact same etching on the base.  To top that off, Tantus silicone is some of the best out there.  It’s not matte and velvety like some, but it’s slick and firm which is how a nice silicone should be.  It has just enough give to be comfortable while it’s firm enough to hold its shape.

The Tantus Goddess is one of the many amazing vibrators that Tantus offers.  Tantus vibrators are made up of a 100% silicone dildo which has an opening in the base to insert a bullet vibrator.  Tantus sends a moderately strong silver bullet for this purpose, but if you happen to have a favorite bullet vibrator that you’d rather use in the base (RO-80MM, anyone?) then it should fit as long as it’s not thicker than a standard silver bullet.

The Goddess is also harness-compatible because of the flared base.  However, the flare is small, so you will need to find an appropriate sized o-ring in order to use the Goddess securely in the harness of your choice.  Also because of the flare the Goddess can be used anally.  If you plan to use it anally make sure you’re comfortable with texture in your anal toys since the Goddess is completely full of it.  This is definitely not a toy to be used anally by someone who is new to anal play.

Since I’m not too advanced in anal play and don’t want texture anally, I only used this toy vaginally.  Vaginally the Goddess shines.  The texture can be felt on every inch of the toy.  And I. love. texture.  If you’re a fellow texture lover, or even texture whore like some – this toy is going to become one of your best friends.  However, if you’re not sure if you like texture this would be a great halfway point.  It’s not the Tantus Silk, but it’s also not as textured as something like the Tantus Echo.

When you want to clean the Goddess just wipe down the bullet with a toy wipe or a little soap and warm water on a cloth.  To clean the dildo itself, you can either wash it with mild soap and water, boil it on the stove or run it through the dishwasher without soap in the top rack.

I usually prefer to remove the bullet and use it on my clit while using the Goddess as a dildo, but this is because internal vibrations I’ve found don’t really do much for me.  I much prefer a nice, steady thrusting motion and pressure applied to my g-spot.  What I’m getting at is no matter if you like vibration internally or not, need clit stimulation or not, whatever you may need – the Tantus Goddess can probably provide it.

Want to look for more awesome Tantus vibrators?  Head over to the vibrating dildos section on Vibrator.com.

Thanks so much to the awesome people over at Vibrator.com for sending me the Tantus Goddess to review!  You guys are truly wonderful!

heard of Tantus, then you’re missing out.  Tantus makes only 100% premium silicone toys and they manufacture right here in the United States.  They hand-pour every single toy and lovingly etch the name “Tantus” by hand on the base.  Each toy is unique because no toy will have the exact same marble pattern from when the silicone was poured or the exact same etching on the base.  To top that off, Tantus silicone is some of the best out there.  It’s not matte and velvety like some, but it’s slick and firm which is how a nice silicone should be.  It has just enough give to be comfortable while it’s firm enough to hold its shape.

The Tantus Goddess is one of the many amazing vibrators that Tantus offers.  Tantus vibrators are made up of a 100% silicone dildo which has an opening in the base to insert a bullet vibrator.  Tantus sends a moderately strong silver bullet for this purpose, but if you happen to have a favorite bullet vibrator that you’d rather use in the base (RO-80MM, anyone?) then it should fit as long as it’s not thicker than a standard silver bullet.

The Goddess is also harness-compatible because of the flared base.  However, the flare is small, so you will need to find an appropriate sized o-ring in order to use the Goddess securely in the harness of your choice.  Also because of the flare the Goddess can be used anally.  If you plan to use it anally make sure you’re comfortable with texture in your anal toys since the Goddess is completely full of it.  This is definitely not a toy to be used anally by someone who is new to anal play.

Since I’m not too advanced in anal play and don’t want texture anally, I only used this toy vaginally.  Vaginally the Goddess shines.  The texture can be felt on every inch of the toy.  And I. love. texture.  If you’re a fellow texture lover, or even texture whore like some – this toy is going to become one of your best friends.  However, if you’re not sure if you like texture this would be a great halfway point.  It’s not the Tantus Silk, but it’s also not as textured as something like the Tantus Echo.

When you want to clean the Goddess just wipe down the bullet with a toy wipe or a little soap and warm water on a cloth.  To clean the dildo itself, you can either wash it with mild soap and water, boil it on the stove or run it through the dishwasher without soap in the top rack.

I usually prefer to remove the bullet and use it on my clit while using the Goddess as a dildo, but this is because internal vibrations I’ve found don’t really do much for me.  I much prefer a nice, steady thrusting motion and pressure applied to my g-spot.  What I’m getting at is no matter if you like vibration internally or not, need clit stimulation or not, whatever you may need – the Tantus Goddess can probably provide it.

Want to look for more awesome Tantus vibrators?  Head over to the vibrating dildos section on Vibrator.com.

Thanks so much to the awesome people over at Vibrator.com for sending me the Tantus Goddess to review!  You guys are truly wonderful!

Review: Reign of Tera 3

Before I get into the review itself, I’d like to talk a little about the postal service. Apparently they think anything sent in a padded envelope is meant for destruction, because when my DVD arrived the packaging well torn to shreds. I would suggest that EF start sending their DVDs in a bubble envelope rather than the thick multi-layered paper ones they use. I hate plastic as much as anyone else and recycle almost everything, but if this were a DVD I really wanted and I had purchased I would be irritated that it arrived this way. The rest of the plastic pieces were floating around inside the case along with the DVD itself that had become dislodged from its place during shipping.

Now for the review – I really wish that the opening credits on Reign of Tera 3 were set up in a better manner. Since I’m not familiar with what all of the 13 actresses look like, it’s going to be near impossible for me to name who is in each scene. Also, there is not mention of the male actors in the credits. This definitely is a negative since male actors do matter to me when looking for something I’d like to watch. When looking at the small print on the front of the box you can see that the male actors are Spyder Jonez, Tommy Gunn, Scott Nails, Jack Lawrence and Jerry Alec Knight. As soon as I read the male actors I had a big “Oh fuck no.” moment since I have only heard of Tommy Gunn and Scott Nails and don’t really like either one of them. Also, as soon as the opening credits roll you can see a man who I’m sure nobody on this earth would like to see naked. I would later find out that this was Spyder Jonez, the director of the film.

For the scenes I will attempt to look up the names and match with the faces of the actresses in order to tell you who is in each scene.

In the first scene we have Jack Lawrence and who I believe to be Michelle Maylene according to IAFD. From the very first scene I determined that this movie is attempting to have a plot. The acting is bad enough that I had to look up the plot to see what was going on – apparently someone is trying to overthrow Tera’s “reign” in the “Asian Love Palace. (Yes, Asian Love Palace, I kid you not.)

Jack Lawrence gets sent into Tera’s office and there is no lead up to anything, just Jack starts going at it. And not in a good way like everyone’s favorite Frenchman, but in an awkward “I totally don’t want to be here, but they’re paying me to so let’s get at it” kind of way. Yeah, not hot. The girl’s facial expressions coupled with Jack’s cock never getting fully hard makes for a bummer of a scene:

The next scene is Tera Patrick and Spyder Jonez. As I said before, Spyder Jonez is not someone you would ever want to see naked. I don’t expect porn actors to look like models by any means, but when they look like a, according to my boyfriend, constipated walrus, it’s just not something I’m going to want to see. Looking past Spyder’s appearance, the scene still lacks, well, everything. It starts out with Spyder fingering Tera’s ass and making her lick it. Honestly, I’m usually fine with anal play in films, but this is just rather gross since he keeps repeatedly spitting on her ass. You can see the spit droplets in the screen shot. You can tell neither one of them wants to be doing it.

After the ass fingering is over, the ass fucking begins. I don’t hate this, but it’s not inspiring and it doesn’t really turn me on. At least it doesn’t totally turn my stomach. Spyder then starts touching Tera’s clit. Rubbing nicely isn’t quite the right phrase, he more or less pulls back her clitoral hood and pokes at her clit. This sounds ways less than pleasant to me.

Then we get the ending. . .a watery cumshot that looks more like 7-Up than come.

If you’re still not convinced, this is the film that gave birth to the name “constipated walrus.” I sadly wouldn’t recommend this scene to my worst enemy.

The next scene is what I call a gay-for-pay lesbian orgy with 9 of the girls. It starts out with them all throwing rose petals at each other and towards the camera. This basically sets the mood. The flower throwing seems to go on and on and I honestly think it would be boring even for a guy who just wants anything at all to help him get off. After the flowers it switches to boob licking – I don’t say sucking because they honestly seem scared of nipples. Include some nasty-looking double-ended dildos and some cheap panty-style strap-ons and you’ve got the scene.

The last scene is no better than the rest and doesn’t have any good highlights. Honestly, I wouldn’t wish this porn on my worst enemy. I think everyone should have the right to a well-made porn and not have to watch complete crap.

However, if something in my review made you interested in this, you can find it over at EdenFantasys by clicking the link below.

$21.99Reign of Tera 3
DVD by Vivid
Cast: Lucy Thai, Nautica Thorn, Jade Hsu, Mika Tan
Dvd feature: Web site access, Chapter Selections, Interactive Menus
Buy from EdenFantasys
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.