Blogging from a café in Philadelphia and a new domain name

So we all know I’ve been more than a little absent as of late from the blogosphere.  There are actually quite a few reasons for that.  First off, I had final exams which almost killed me – consequently I got the worst grades of my life.  I really hope next semester holds better cards for me.  Secondly, I’ve just finished up the process of going off of my anti-depressants and therefore have been having giant moodswings.  Seriously, you wouldn’t want to be around me now.  My boyfriend has noticed this and is kind of keeping his distance as to not get on my nerves.  He even said last night when we go to the Cartier store he would buy me something to cheer me up  – then we both joked that he’ll buy me a brochure for $10 or something.

Also, I have a new domain I’ve been fiddling with.  This post is going to be cross-posted over to my new domain and after this post I’ll be leaving my WordPress.com hosting for good.  My layout definitely is not complete or even finalized as half of the themes I’ve been trying out have something broken in them and won’t work, but it’ll get there.  Just look at the content and not the layout for a while, will you?  I’ll get it looking sexy eventually with the assistance of the lovely and awesome Epiphora.

Oh, yeah, and I’m in Philadelphia!  My partner has job interviews (he’s in one right now) so I’m relaxing in a café nearby the place where his first interview is taking place.  The only bad thing?  I totally forgot to order decaf coffee so I’m all shaky.  I’m going to have to opt to not finish out the cup.

Anyway, I have a lot of things planned for this new domain, so plan to be reading regular updates instead of sporadic reviews and blurbs like I was doing during my days at WordPress.com hosting.  When I get back into Indiana I have a whole line-up of awesome reviews coming at you – specifically the Jollie dildo (the one that looks like a sci-fi raygun), Tristan Plug, Eroscillator, Astro vibe, Liberator throe and a couple other fun things.  I’m also looking to start a few weekly features and am currently looking for ideas.  If you have an idea of a feature you’d like to read – anything at all – you can suggest it to me at hello.saraid [at] gmail [dot] com.  I’ll be more than happy to take your suggestions into account, actually, I need them, so have at it!

Finally, I hope you all had a great holiday (whichever you celebrate – be it Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or Festivus).  I’m really looking forward to the New Year coming and connecting with more people through my blogging.  I’ll see you all sooner rather than later.  Stay awesome and leave me as many suggestions as you can think of for weekly features!

P.S.  If you’re in the Philly area, the café I’m blogging from is called the Naked Chocolate Café.  They don’t have soymilk, which bums me out, but they do have some pretty outstanding coffee and it has a nice atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend it.

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
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This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.

Holiday giving wishlist

I decided to jump in with the holiday wishlist meme.  So here’s my wishlist.  If you have one too, post a link and I’ll see if I have something/can get something that you would like!
  1. Nice, plain clothes.  Think the stuff on sale from Banana Republic or Gap that has a little more style than a plain t-shirt, so it can be dressed up or dressed down. Right now my wardrobe is full of either black band t-shirts or formal dresses.  I obviously need something in between especially since I’ll be starting job interviews soon.  I usually wear a medium.
  2. Cute and simple jewelry that can be dressed up or down for multiple occasions.
  3. Giftcards for Amazon.com.  It has everything basic that I actually need and it would be great to be able to buy things when I need them.
  4. Sex toy storage – I really like the smaller For Your Nymphomation cases in particular.  My toy drawer is getting messy because there is so much in there and also, I’m traveling to Spain for 3 months this coming summer.  I need an easy and discreet way to carry my sex toys in my bag since we only travel with a carry-on.  It just needs to be big enough to fit a butt plug, a dildo, a small vibrator and that’s about it.  Preferably black in color, but I’ll take what I can get, so as long as it’s not animal print I don’t really care about color.
  5. Honestly, anything that can help me organize would be great.  I’m unorganized and hate it.  I would even love advice on how to best pack a carry-on containing enough clothing for 3 months.  Advice is free to give and I would love you!
  6. Anything off of my three separate wishlists. Of course.
  7. Someone to help walk me through getting my blog new hosting and making a new layout.  I can’t pay someone for consulting, but I would really appreciate having someone there to help me out when I need it.  I honestly don’t know much about computers and don’t want to totally fuck things up.  Kind of an official blog mentor.
  8. Lube.  Seriously.  Anything paraben and glycerin free (preferably water-based) that you find good.  It doesn’t have to be off my wishlist or anything.  I am going through lube like crazy lately and basically, you can never have enough lube.
  9. Anything from Lushusa.com.  I love all of their products and they make me really, really happy.

That’s all I can think of for now.  I can be contacted at hello.saraid [at] gmail [dot] com.  If you are in the giving spirit and any of these sound like something you can do, let me know!

Review: Blacklight Beauty

When I saw the cover of Blacklight Beauty I was immediately drawn in and thought, “I have to have that.”  Unlike some covers that have a random blonde girl on the cover showing you her pussy, Blacklight Beauty’s cover is stylish and almost puts you in an erotic trance even though the film hasn’t even started.

The beginning of the film starts out kind of slow for my tastes, but I’ve never been one for teasing and looking at the performers in clothing before the scene. I’m more into wall-to-wall sex in my porn. But if you like a nice tease beforehand, you’ll really enjoy the beginning of the scenes. After that it quickly improves with hot scenes and one of the best porn soundtracks I have ever heard. I’m usually not a fan of music in my porn, but if it has to be there, this is the music it should be. It doesn’t take away from the scene at all, but rather, it enhances the mood of the film.

Sitting through all 10 scenes (yes, 10) was neither challenging nor a chore, but I did find one of the latter scenes, which includes clown sex, to not be my cup of tea. If the performer had not been wearing the clown mask however, it may have been one of my favorite scenes. I’ve decided not to do a breakdown scene by scene as covering all 10 would be a bit challenging and also probably put you to sleep. However, I will list some of the best scenes with a short description of why.

1) James Deen and Riley Mason: I may like this scene the best overall since it’s the one I usually watch first, or sometimes it’s the only one I watch. It has no music, which for me is a plus because you get to hear the actors’ voices more clearly. But mainly, let’s face it, James is hot for a porn guy and Riley is adorable as hell. She also has on fun purple PVC boots with black stars on them.

2) Joanna Angel and the Clown Guy: Yes, there’s a clown. Yes, it’s creepy. But I like Joanna so much that I don’t really care. You can tell she’s into what she’s doing and that for me makes any scene so much better.

3) Allie Sin and two random guys: I usually hate blowjob scenes, but this one is an exception. The trance-like music gives it a more artistic appeal than a traditional mainstream blowjob scene.

Although the style of the film is unique, I could see some getting annoyed with the constant color-tinting (ex. A scene will look entirely washed in purple or green, etc.) and flashing to black & white and back again. While this annoyed me a little bit at times, mostly it was just entertaining and helped Blacklight Beauty to stand out from some other films I have seen.

Attention blowjob lovers: This film is full of them. And I do mean full. There are blowjobs in almost every scene and a couple that only feature and actresses sucking multiple guys’ cocks at once. And oddly, I like them. One scene is shot with Faith and multiple men only lit by a flashlight. While it doesn’t give that highly-produced feel some like, it does make you feel more like you are there or that the scene could have actually happened.

This film was very hard to review, but in closing, if you like alternative porn and are up for a trance-like soundtrack give this one a try. The cast is great and it will definitely break you out of the mainstream porn rut.

 

$25.99Blacklight Beauty
DVD by Pulse Pictures
Cast: Mr. Pete, Taryn Thomas, Riley Mason, James Deen
Director: JackTheZipper
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This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.

Review: Hathor Body Exotic Love Oil

Exotic Love Oil is made by Hathor Body, a Canadian company run by a mother and daughter duo who have a passion for aromatherapy, herbology and massage. Upon receiving the Exotic Love Oil for review, I decided to do some more investigation about Hathor Body as I had not heard of the company before. Their entire line consists of lubricants, lotions, oil and lickable products. All of their products are formulated with natural and vegan ingredients. They also pride themselves in using organic ingredients when possible.

I was very excited to open and smell the oil as the ingredients really sounded wonderful. The oil base is pecan, which I found interesting since most nut-based massage oils are based in almond. The essential oils are ylang ylang, cedarwood, geranium, cinnamon and ginger, as well as a healthy dose of vitamin E to make your skin soft (and to minimize scars if you happen to have any!). Well, wanting to smell it was the right thing, because it smells heavenly! It’s very earthy and even a bit herbal, but with a hint of spice from the cinnamon and ginger. If you like natural smelling products rather than products with artificial scents (think green apple and strawberry) this is totally the product for you. Imagine walking into a marketplace somewhere in Asia and smelling all of the spices, wooden handcrafted bowls and fresh flowers for sale. Now imagine that scent all compacted into a 4 ounce bottle – yeah, it’s pretty fabulous.

The packaging of the bottle itself is minimalist, but I like it. It’s a basic apothecary deep blue glass bottle with a black screw on cap and the golden label common to all Hathor Body products. It lists the ingredients as well as touts the skin smoothing benefits of the oil. At the bottom of the bottle is also the tagline “All we need is love.” I personally think they should change it to “All we need is love and 100,000 bottles of Exotic Love Oil.”

And now the good stuff! We decided to put the oil to use and my boyfriend gave me a massage after my long day in classes. He used about a teaspoon of the oil for my entire body. He did mention to me afterwards that he thinks he could use less and it would work just as well, so that is something to keep in mind. It smoothed on like silk and made his hands glide gracefully all over my body. The smell instantly filled the room and made me relax even more. The oil stayed slick and never greasy through the entire 45 minute massage. I felt pampered instead of like a squeaky door hinge smothered in WD-40, which some oils in the past have done to me. The oil absorbed into my skin by the end and left it soft and smooth. I didn’t have to shower at all and my boyfriend didn’t have to wash his hands off. I’m currently sitting here and touching my back constantly to feel how smooth and moisturized it feels! I also still smell like a heavenly, spice filled paradise. A massage with this oil works better than any moisturizer I have tried, and trust me, I’ve tried a ton.

I couldn’t recommend this product more. It’s amazing and definitely worth the price. If you don’t have this in your cart on EdenFantasys yet, you’re making a big mistake.

Review: Fun Factory Smartballs Teneo Uno

I’ve been putting off writing this review for quite a while because there are so many reviews on vaginal balls and I’m just not sure what to say.  Also, being my first kegel exerciser, I’m not experienced enough to provide the insight that some reviewers have.  Nevertheless, I’ve decided to review them and give you my opinion, however inexperienced it may be.

I had been looking for kegel exercisers for quite some time because my pelvic floor muscles are exceptionally weak.  I can’t flex and hold them for any time at all, not to mention the 3 grueling seconds mentioned in many kegel exercise regimens.  I chose the Fun Factory Smartballs teneouno for a variety of reasons.  Firstly, they’re silicone, so they’re superior to the old Smartballs and other vaginal ball exercisers.  I like that they can be sanitized, although since it’s just me using them, I doubt this will be something I’ll do.  Secondly, in the teneouno there is just one vaginal ball.  I’d heard that the original balls were too long for some people’s anatomy; I wasn’t sure if my anatomy was shorter, but I wasn’t going to take a chance on buying something I potentially couldn’t use.

Upon insertion they’re pretty damn comfortable.  My vagina didn’t start bitching about something not being right in there, so I’m taking that as a good sign.  It actually is just like when I put in my Diva Cup, comfortable as hell and I can barely feel it.  However, the not feeling it really is also the part I’m disappointed in.

Smartballs are meant to be stimulating, at least mildly, while being worn and walking around.  The teneouno, although very nice, is not very stimulating at all.  I wasn’t expecting it to be like having a Hitachi in my vagina, but I wanted them to be felt.  I’m assuming the teneoduo or the original Smartballs would have more of this effect.

Removal is something with which beginning users may have trouble.  Although there is a silicone retrieval string, it is very thin and I am afraid putting too much pressure on it may cause it to snap.  Therefore, it’s best to bear down and push the ball out of your vagina until you can get a grip on the base of the strings to help it out.  This should sound very familiar is you use a Diva Cup or any menstrual cup – they all have to be pushed out slightly with the vaginal muscles.  For those who haven’t had to do this, it’s like pooping only with your vagina instead of your ass.

I haven’t used them enough to notice any strengthening of my PC muscles, but they do give you something to clench while doing your daily kegels.  Overall, I would recommend the teneouno if you are looking for some beginning vaginal balls to help you out with your kegel exercises.  They’re definitely going to get some use.

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Vaginal balls by Fun Factory
Material: Silicone
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Review: The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

Tristan Taormino’s Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women is a must have for every woman even semi-interested in anal play. Tristan’s Guide is all-inclusive and if you’re a beginner, everything you ever want to know will be on one of the 220 pages in this book.

Tristan’s book is broken up into nineteen different chapters covering everything from inserting a finger to anal fisting. It starts out with a chapter devoted to the 12 myths about anal sex. This is a perfect introduction because it dispels any misconceptions you may have about anal before it even starts laying the groundwork for anal play. The second edition of this book is updated with new information, new advice and a column called Ask the Anal Advisor where Tristan answers actual reader questions, so even if you have the first edition, getting the second would be a good investment.

Tristan starts by telling the reader how much she enjoys anal sex and thinks that all women have that capacity if they take their time and are well informed about their own anal anatomy and the reactions of the body. One of the first things Tristan addresses, in the myths section and in almost every section throughout the book, is that anal sex should not hurt. Not even one little bit. This is a point that cannot be said enough as most people who want to try anal are worried about pain. Tristan points out time and again that if it hurts, you’re doing something wrong and your body is telling you to stop it.

There is a section devoted completely to preparation and hygiene, which is great for those of us that are scared to try anal due to the possibility of encountering feces. One thing Tristan mentions is – get over the feces issue, it’s just part of you and if you run into it, clean off and continue – it makes the average person feel much better to know that even pros and porn stars encounter feces in their anal adventures. This and other aspects of Tristan’s book make it seem like she’s a good friend giving you advice rather than an author you’ve never met. She is constantly reminding you that she too is human and experiences the same things we all do.

One of the most important chapters in the book is entitled Beyond Our Bodies. This chapter goes over emotional issues with anal, trusting and communicating with your partner and covers things like fear, fantasies and power issues. Since half of anal is emotional and mental, this chapter is a must-have addition to any book on anal sex.

Some chapters are devoted to sex toy materials and find the perfect anal probe, butt plug or strap-on to start or continue your anal pleasure. She also talks about lubricants and stresses the importance of a good, thick lubricant because unlike the vagina, the ass doesn’t have any means of self-lubrication. She makes a few specific brand recommendations such as Astroglide gel and Maximus.

The positions chapter is great. It probably doesn’t have any positions you couldn’t figure out on your own, but what it does have is information about where pressure is applied in each position and why some might be painful for people with certain anal anatomy. It adds tips and positive aspects about each position by the illustration. When I work my way up to full anal sex with my partner, we’ll definitely be looking at this chapter for advice.

There are also really interesting chapters on anal fisting, enemas, butt bondage, anal health and safer sex. All in all, this is definitely worth the read and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone interested in anal pleasure.

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Book by Tristan Taormino
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cleis Press Inc.

Review: Sliquid Sassy

Sliquid Sassy booty formula is the first anal lube I have tried, since my adventures into the world of anal play are only just now beginning. I had tried Sliquid Silver before and liked it enough that I wanted to look at more Sliquid lubes. I’m very glad I did!

Sliquid Sassy is a thick, gel-like water-based lube that stays where it is put. It comes in a 4oz. bottle that is a great size, but if you want to take it on the airplane with you, you would need to put it into a smaller bottle since the airlines currently only allows 3oz. bottles on aircraft. I plan on taking it to Spain next summer to continue my anal adventures, so I’ll be putting it in a new bottle. I’ll be there for 3 months and can’t survive without good lube!

The flip top on the bottle works well. It is easy to dispense from, yet keeps too much from coming out at once. This way you won’t be swimming in lube when you just want a little spot. It also won’t pop open at an inopportune moment, so your bag won’t be dripping lube when you’re having dinner with your parents!

I have used Sliquid Sassy both anally and vaginally and I have to say it stands up very well for both uses. One of the greatest things is that you don’t have to worry about yeast infections or any sort of burning sensation when using it because it is glycerin, paraben and petro-chemical free! It provides a great moisturizing feel when used both anally and vaginally.

You won’t have to reapply every 3 minutes because this lube is built to last. I first used it when using my Fun Factory Bootie plug and during a 35 minute time of having it in, never felt like it was drying up or becoming uncomfortable in any way. Also, used vaginally it rivaled the lasting time of silicone lubricant, but without the problems I seem to have with silicone (it builds up in my vagina & tries to camp out for days).

I would definitely recommend Sliquid Sassy for anyone who wants a good lube that lasts and is free of infection and irritation causing nasties. You can get your own bottle over at EdenFantasys!

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!