Thursday, February 7, 2013

Le Reve "3-speed" Bullet

I was recently approached by Adult Sensations, a site that has been online for quite a while. I'd been trying to find more sponsors for my blog, so I jumped on this opportunity.

Adult Sensations offers quite a few products, and their main shipping office is in Canada. If you are Canadian they have a Canadian site, but for us US people there is a .com site, as well. They have a nice choice of high, medium, and low priced toys, so they have something to fit your budget.

I got the Le Reve 3-speed Bullet to review for my first item from them. I mainly picked this toy because I really liked the color and it was pretty low in price range.

The box came in the mail quickly, even though it was coming from another country. There was nothing on it stating that it was from a toy company, and even the shipping address was discreet. This is great, especially since my mum and I now share a PO box.

Inside that box was a cardboard box that resembled an envelope. It  had a small image of the toy on the front and the name of the line. On the back it has a larger picture of the toy and two paragraphs about the features. It comes with no additional instructions.

Inside of the cardboard container there's a plastic, clamshell package holding the toy and the three batteries it comes with. You should use a bit of caution opening this, as the bullet tries to escape.

The bullet itself is really only good for external stimulation. The small tip fits nicely on the clitoris, but it's also good to use on the nipples or a willing penis. This toy is not very good for vaginal insertion and would be AWFUL as far as anal insertion goes. There's pretty much a 100% chance this would get lost up there, and that's not an ER visit you want to make.

I also have an image of the bullet VS my Mia, a higher quality toy that does cost a bit more. I used it because it's a pretty common toy, and will helpfully let people get a better feel for the toy.
This bullet is listed as having 3 speeds, but I've only found that it has one.I tried switching the order and orientation of the batteries, holding the button down, etc. and nothing could get me more than one setting. On a side note, there's nothing on the packaging that says it has 3 speeds, so it may be the site that was misinformed.

The one setting I can get to is pretty strong. It's strong enough that I wish it had a weaker, 'warm up' setting, but I'm also a power wimp.  It's quiet enough that it won't be heard through the door or over the shower, and if you have some background noise like a fan or traffic it can't be heard across the room.

This toy is  100% waterproof. This makes it great to take into the shower or bath, and also makes it very easy to clean. There aren't any ridges or textures that make this tough to clean, you just wipe it and go.

You can wash this toy with soap and water or an antibacterial toy cleaner. Because of the smooth plastic you can easily get away with only washing it after each use. To disinfect this toy you should wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution.

In total, this toy isn't awesome, but it doesn't rock. The only thing that makes it stand out in my book is that it comes in my favorite color. If you want something cheap to introduce into a relationship, are looking for a travel toy you won't mind losing, or are looking for a bullet to replace one that broke this might be an okay option.

If you like the sounds of this toy you can find it here at Adult Sensations. If you aren't a huge fan, they still have a wide variety of other toys on their site that I recommend checking out. If you're looking for a dildo, a bullet, or some lubes they really do have a great selection-- AND ship to both Canada and the US!

In total:
Power: 3.5/5
Volume: 1.5/5
Waterproof? Yes
Recommended? Maybe
Rating? 3/5 stars

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LoverS Rendezvous Kit Review

My friends over at Body Jungle sent me two new things to review, and this is the first of them. I picked this kit because, mainly, I like kits. It's hard to find a kit, though, that's made of good materials and isn't made for people who don't have a lot to compare it to. The LoverS kit by Evolved Novelties seemed to have everything a romantic night needed, while still being quality and cheap.

Like all Body Jungle products, it came in super discreet packaging and got to me super quickly. They use only plain brown boxes and very generic shipping labels, so there's no way anyone can tell what's in the box. Body Jungle also has a deal going where you get free shipping on any order over $79.

The kit itself comes in a small domed case. There is a label that covers almost the entirety of it, but the very tip and base are transparent. It also has a metal loop on the top to hold/hang it by. It's made of hard plastic that's tough enough to be tossed into a bag, though you shouldn't drop it or it could crack.

The label is pink and classy, and the background of the text has roses on it. It's informative and tells you what you're getting, so if you want something discreet it may not be the best packaging. As long as the recipient is okay getting a 'romance' kit you should be fine wrapping this up or adding it to a gift basket.

In this kit you have a small vibrator, lubricant, a vibrating ring, a condom, 'romance dice,' a condom, rose petals, and an electric candle. I'm gonna be going through all of the contents individually.


The toy that comes with this set is actually entirely unique. It's not something that Evolved sells separate,  which I find both neat and a bit confusing because it seems like a solid vibrator. It's black and entirely made of a black, hard plastic. It takes one AA battery.

At just over 4 inches long and about 2 inches around at the widest point, this is a pretty small toy. It's a great size and material for traveling with, and it's not going to scare off any new or inexperienced users. You can insert about 3 inches of the toy, but you should not use it at all for anal play because it has no flared base or retrieval cord.

Used externally, this is great for clitoral stimulation or other erogenous zones. You can use it during intercourse, though it's not the best length to not get in the way. It's best use is for foreplay.

On high it's about 3/5 in power and 2/5 in volume. Especially for foreplay, this is going to be enough power for most people, though less sensitive users will be bored easily with it. You control it with the small twist-base, and it has a good variety of power levels.

Here's a picture of the toy VS a pen:

The Ring

The cock ring that comes with this toy is made of Jelly material. This is porous, so you shouldn't switch partners with it. It's SUPER stretchy, and the material is very soft. It's pink, as well, and is very pretty to look at.

This will fit just about anyone's penis. It easily stretches over a soda can, so unless you're hung like a dinosaur you should be fine. Because it's so stretchy it doesn't function super well as a conventional cock ring, as in constricting blood flow to harden an erection and prolong orgasm.

The little bullet that sits in the ring is fairly cheap in quality, but can be replaced by a better bullet if you so chose. You also can't replace the batteries. On the one setting I'd rate the bullet a 2/5 in power and 1/5 in volume, so it's not going to bring anyone over the edge on it's own, but it certainly adds some light stimulation to intercourse.

The ring VS a pen:

The ring stretched:

The Candle

The candle that comes with this kit actually really impressed me. It's quality plastic, and the battery can be replaced for a long life span. While it's not going to light up much of the room it gives off a pleasant, orange glow.

You control the candle with a small switch on the base. It has one setting, which is a consistent light. Because it doesn't flicker it's not as realistic as other candles, but it does fit in all traditional tea light holders if you want to use it to dress up a room.

Here's the light VS a pen:
The lube:

The lube that came with this kit also pleasantly surprised me. It's a full fluid ounce of the System JO water based lube in a super quality, classy bottle. Usually kits send you some crappy, name brand lube but Evolved splurged and sent you some of the good stuff.

With a pop-top it's easy to use, and I haven't had any issues with this leaking. After I use up the lube in it I will for sure be re-using the bottle and filling it up with my favorite, natural lube. The ingredients are as follows:

Propyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Glycerin, Purified Water

You should always do a spot-test before you use any new kind of product, and those sensitive to glycerin or parabens should just wash out the tube and re-use it. The product itself has no scent, and has an unpleasant sweet taste. It's compatible with all types of toys.

Here's the lube VS a pen:

The dice did not thrill me, and they really aren't going to get any use as far as we are concerned. They seem more for a couple that hasn't been together very long, and in our 3 and a half year long relationship we really don't need an excuse to kiss eachother all over.

The dice themselves are pink and about an inch and a half long on each edge. There is one die that tells you what to do, and one that tells you where to do it. Most rolls come up as something strange like "Kiss-- ears" and "Oil up-- lips", and each die have one side with the suggestive answer "Your choice." While they're good for each gender, they do look very feminine.

Here's one of them VS a pen:
The Condom

Now the condom is made by Paradise brand, which I have never heard of before. It's a basic 'one size fits all' condom made of latex, and isn't colored or flavored. It's all around similar to the free ones found in bowls around my campus.

This personally won't be getting any use because my boyfriend doesn't like condoms that aren't 'ours,' meaning from a reputable source or brand. For now we'll be sticking to our favorites.

Here's the condom VS a pen:

The Petals

The petals that come with this set are made of stiff, red cloth. They don't feel silky like real rose petals, but they're also cheaper and don't mind getting rolled all over. They don't feel scratchy against the skin, but they also aren't particularly silky.

I'd estimate that you get about 30 rose petals in this kit. It's enough to certainly cover a table or the pillows, but it may not be enough to cover a large bed unless you just want a few, subtle accents. You can wash them off with water and let them dry, but you shouldn't toss them into the washing machine.

Here's a petal VS a pen:
The kit overall

Overall, this is an AWESOME kit for the price. You get a lot of different things, and it's really cute to give as a gift to a happy couple. The things included are all either higher quality than I thought or on par with what I assumed I'd get for the price.

While this does seem to be aimed towards cis-gendered couples (male-female), lesbians can ignore the cock ring and gay couples can use everything as intended, just not inserting the vibrator anally. If you know you're going to be giving it to a lesbian couple you also can go in and replace the condom with a dental dam if you're giving it as a gift.

If this set seems like something you're interested in, you can find it right here. If you're looking for something else, Body Jungle has a lot more toys and kits that are cheap and offer a lot of different varieties.

Power: (toy) 3/5, (ring) 2/5
Volume: (toy) 2/5, (ring) 1/5
Waterproof? (toy) Yes, (ring) No
Recommended? Yes

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sorry it's been a bit!

Hey all! Sorry it's been a bit since I've posted any reviews around here. I've been taking an online class, working my part time job, and helping my Dad get his house ready to move into so I've been pretty swamped over here. Don't despair, though, because I'm just working a bit more slowly and have a few more reviews up here shortly!

I'm also blogging for Body Jungle now on their on-site blog on the handle of Ruby, but don't tell anyone! Feel free to give me any critiques or suggestions!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Studio Collection Sexy Secret Bullet

The second product that the fellas over at Body Jungle sent me to try was the Studio Collection Sexy Secret Bullet. This toy came in the same box as the A:Muse massager by Lifestyles, which was a plain, brown package with a nondescript label. There's no markings to let anyone know what you've ordered, which is always a great plus for a company.

When you pull this toy out of the box, it comes in a black package with the name of the product and the brand on it. This isn't the most discreet, but it doesn't have any lewd sayings or naked women on it, either. This packaging isn't really resealable, so it's not ideal for storage.

The front has a clear area where you can see the compact, though it's just black so it's fairly discreet. It states that it's a "Sexy Secrets Compact," the name of the line, and the name of the brand. If someone only sees the front of the box it's hard to tell what it is.

The back of the box features and image of the compact and the vibrator, and a lot of text telling you about it. It talks about the functions, how long you get on a set of batteries, the fact that it's waterproof, and tells the buyer that it comes with extra batteries.

Here's a picture of the front and the back:

The compact, that seems to match the theme of this entire line, is entirely made of shiny, black plastic. There is a red emblem on the front that stated the brand and the name of the line, along with a red and white decal. If someone looks closely at what this says they're going to get suspicious, but if this is just out on the counter it's going to blend in well.

It's about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, and it's about an inch thick at the deepest area. It's a nice size to slip into a purse or drawer, though it's a bit larger than most compacts I carry around with me. If someone REALLY gets curious and opens it to only find a mirror they might be skeptical of why it's so thick.

Here's a picture of the compact VS a pen:

When you open the case up, there is a small mirror in the top part that is pretty functional as a normal compact. It's okay to check your make up in, though it doesn't magnify your reflection like some compacts offer. My main complain is that it just is a bit... Off. Off in the way that if you look at your full reflection for more than a few minutes it feels like you're going cross eyed.

You lift up the mirror part in order to access the bullet and extra batteries. The vibrator and batteries are held in a black, plastic insert. If you tip it upside down they don't stay in the insert, so you really should keep/open this right side up.

My main issue with this case is that it doesn't stay closed. It's loose and pops open even without me touching it, which leaves the bullet and batteries rolling around my purse. This really defeats the purpose for me. The solution I've found is to keep a hairtie around it. Here's a picture of the mirror and the insert with the bullet in it:

Now the thing is, I didn't really have high hopes for the compact. I already have several quality make up compacts, and I have a tin with a cute bullet in it that is already a great travel toy. I was really only interested in the vibrator itself because it seemed high quality and it offered at least one pattern.

The Sexy Secret Bullet is about two inches long and about one and a half inches around. This is a pretty standard size for a toy like this. If you hold it for a prolonged period of time it may cause your fingers to get tired because of the small size, but it's also a lot more convenient and easy to store because of that. Here's a picture of the bullet VS a pen (sorry it's a bit blurry!):

Power wise, this thing is better than a few larger toys I have (See the A:Muse massager I reviewed last) and I think that it should be enough for most women. On high I would say it's about a 3.5/5 in power and a 1.5/5 in noise level.

You control the this toy by pressing the small red button on the base. When you press it once it turns on, as you continue pressing it it cycles through the settings, and then once you cycle through the settings it turns off.  The settings are as follows

1) Low
2) Medium
3) High
4)  bz bz BZZ bzbzbzbz BZZ bbbbbbbbbBBBBBBZZZ bbbbbbBBBBBZZZ ... bbbbbbbBBBBBBbbbbZZZZ  bbbbz bbbbz bbbzzz BBZZZZ BZZZZZ BBZZZ bbzzz bbbzzz BBZZZZ BZZZZ BZBZBZBZBbzbzbzbzbzbzbBZBZBZBZBZBZB BZZZZZ BZZZZ BZBZBZBZBZBZ

The fourth pattern is REALLY odd, and it repeats itself at least after five minutes. It's really nice to see a 'random' pattern that really is that random, and it's something that I tip my hat to Screaming O for doing. If you're interested in something like that, this is a cheap way to try it.

The Screaming O bullet is also entirely waterproof, which is awesome news for those of us who like to play in the shower. You can see the red o-ring in the image below that seals when you screw the base on to keep all water out of the battery compartment:
Another awesome feature I want to point out is that if you remove the cap and revolve it 90 degrees, then press the base down it becomes 'travel locked. You can easily take the cap off again and set it right, but the toy won't turn on at all when it's set like this.

Overall? This is a super quality vibrator with really crap packaging and storage. Unless you want to keep a rubber band around the compact, I wouldn't put money on it staying closed while in your purse, or even in a drawer.

I would HIGHLY recommend this product for the bullet, because it's strong, quiet, waterproof, a good material, and it has such a neat pattern. If you think that you would like it, too, you can find it right here. If you're not too into this one that I got to review, Body Jungle has the most stock of any store I've seen, so they're almost guaranteed to have SOMETHING that will pique your interest!

Power: 3.5/5
Noise: 1.5/5
Waterproof? Yes
Recommended? Yes
Overall rating: 4/5

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A:muse personal massager review

Hello everybody! My friends over at Body Jungle were nice enough to ship me out some things to review this week, so the A:Muse by Lifestyles will be the first of two reviews sponsored by them. Body Jungle is a fairly new shop. What's their forte you ask? They have EVERYTHING! They have more products on their site than most shops I review for combined. So if you're looking for something but can't find it, I highly recommend hopping over there to see what they have.

I added the A:muse to the list of products I wouldn't mind trying for a few reasons. First off I saw that someone was asking about it on Tumblr, which initially got me thinking about it. Secondly, I am for some reason very interested in trying toys made by condom companies. I feel like they should know what they're doing if anyone does!

As usual, the box this came in was discreet and brown. The label doesn't even have the Body Jungle company name on it, so there's no way that those you live with will be able to tell who the package was from. For a lot of people like myself this is a huge deal, I don't want my mum handling a package that says it's from Dildos R Us.

The A:Muse by Lifestyles comes in a fairly compact purple box. When I first pulled it out I was surprised by how classy it looked compared to a lot of other toys. It's very feminine and at a glance no one would know that it's packaging for a toy. It's entirely purple, black, and white.

The front has a small flap that you can open to see the toy and read some more information about the features. Unless you get curious and open the flap you can't see the toy, which also makes it more discreet. It tells you how to control it and a bit about the settings.

When you flip the box over to the back there's quite a bit more information, especially concerning the materials and design of the toy. It's informative enough that you certainly know what you're going into, and it feels very high quality for the price range. Here's a picture of the front, flap open, and back:

The A:muse itself feels very quality when you first take it out of the box. Made of smooth plastic, this toy is both nonporous and body safe. This means it isn't going to seep out any ucky chemicals and that you can fully disinfect it. It's also very firm, which means you have more control of the pressure you put behind the toy.

It's about 5 inches long and 4 inches wide at the largest point. It's also about 3 inches thick at the thickest point, so it's not as easy to hide or take with you as a more traditional bullet. On the other hand, it's also a lot more ergonomic than a bullet, and it's much easier to control.

Here's a picture of the A:muse VS a pen

The area that has the strongest vibrations in it is the tip by the control pad. This tip also has a bit more of a point to it for better pinpoint stimulation. The vibrations are about halfway between buzzy and rumbly, and on high I would rate it about 2.5 vrooms and 2.5 bees.

It's not going to be strong enough for people who really need a lot of power, and this is one of the few toys I have that I wish had a bit of a higher setting. It's also not going to be heard over the shower or through the wall, though you can't use it in the same room as someone else.

You control this toy by pressing the three buttons on the dark purple control pad. There is a power button, an up button, and a down button. They're all way to press, but I haven't had any issues with accidentally pressing them in use. Here's a picture of the buttons:
There are three intensity settings to the A:muse and there are 5 different pattern. This means that there's a total of 15 different combinations that you can play around with, something that I would appreciate a bit more if it was stronger. The five settings are as follows:

1) Steady
5) bz bz bz bz bbbZZZZZ

You turn on the A:muse by holding the power button and can turn it off at any time by holding the power button. You press the power button to switch settings, and when you press it on the 5th setting it goes back to being on the constant vibration mode.

Another thing I want to mention is that it's REALLY hard to open the battery compartment if you follow the instructions. It says that you should squeeze the sides and pull up a little to open it, but in reality you just need to get your fingernail under the top part and yank. I squeezed and squeezed, and it's much easier just to pull. Here's a picture of the toy open:

The A:muse also comes with a sleek travel bag. It's great because it keeps it clean and safe, though there's not much room in the bag if you want to pack lube or spare batteries. Here's a picture of the A:muse VS the carrying bag:
Overall, the A:muse is an ergonomic toy that has a lot going for it. It has a ton of patterns, it feels quality, it comes with it's own bag, and it's waterproof. On the other hand, I usually use toys on their lowest setting and I had to crank this one up to high, so if you need much power at all this one isn't a good place to look.

I had a really hard time rating the A:muse, but I settled with a 3.5 because it's awesome in concept, but I just feel that if you have a current favorite, even if you don't like a lot of power, this isn't going to replace it. 

You can find the A:muse over at Body Jungle by following this link right here. If you're not big on external stimulation or you want something with more power, Body Jungle is sure to stock something that's more up your alley so you should still check them out!

Power: 2.5/5
Volume: 2.5/5
Waterproof? Yes
Recommended? Yes
Overall rating: 3.5/5

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pleasurists 175

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Laid D.1 Dildo Review

Remember how I mentioned earlier that Our Naughty Secrets was willing to order toys for customers if they didn't carry the color/toy you were interested in? This was one of those toys. It actually inspired the guy who runs it to start carrying all of the Laid toys, which all look awesome.

I had actually sold a lot of my lightly used, sterilizable toys for cheap to save up for this dildo. Ever since I saw it the color, shape, and material just seemed perfect for me. After I'd made enough money I shot Our Naughty Secrets an e-mail and asked them to snag it for me. They actually gave me a discounted price in return for this review.

Now as soon as I pulled my Laid dildo out of the box I knew it was a quality toy. It comes in a rectangular, black and white box with colored sides. The color of the sides matches the color of toy you chose. It's sturdy and great to store your toy in if you're not concerned about space.

The front of the box has the name of the toy and some small lettering telling you that it's a silicone dildo. It looks very modern and classy, but it doesn't try and hide the fact that it's a sex toy. On the back is an image of the toy and some information highlighting the features.

Here's an image of the front:

And the back:

When you open the box, the toy is nestled into a black foam insert. It's very secure and it really sets off the color of the dildo. It's a great way to keep the toy if you aren't worried about space because it's super easy to open, and it's very secure.

Here's a picture of the toy in the box:

When you look closer there is a small, plastic loop around the cardboard insert that can be used to pull it up. How cute is that?! Here's a picture of it:

When you lift it up inside there is a little booklet highlighting the features of all the different Laid products, including a vibrator which they don't make anymore. It's classy and nice, and informative enough since this is a pretty basic dildo.

And what's this taped under the insert? A lube sample you say!

Well okay, enough about the packaging. I just needed to point out just how awesome my first impression of this dildo was. It looked to be everything I hoped for in a dildo! Pretty, classy, functional... Until I tried to use it.

The reason that I've been putting this review off. I am just heartbroken that this toy didn't work for me! I saved and saved, and now I can't even play with my fancy new toy I got. The main problem is the rigidity of the dildo and the girth.

The widest point at the large end is a bit over 5 inches around, and at the smaller end it's about 4.75 inches around. This makes it perfect for ladies who can take toys that are a bit over 'average,' but I don't happen to be one of those women.

Here's the Laid front and side VS a pen:

Since this toy has no motor, it's super quiet. Dildos are awesome for people who can't afford a noisy motor buzzing away where people might hear it, but if you're into vibrations you may not want to start with something this high quality in case you don't like it.

The silicone is a tiny bit of a lint magnet, but it's not tacky at all and has little drag to it. Due to the girth I still recommend using a lot of lube. Because this toy is silicone it's not compatible with silicone lube, and you also should try and not store it in contact with other silicone-based toys in case they react together and leave you sad. Here's a picture of me bending it to show you how little give this toy has:

I wouldn't really recommend this as a first toy for a couple or for solo use because of the large girth and the rigidity. If your partner gets carried away it would be easy to accidentally get bruised thrusting, and if someone isn't used to things this thick it may be unpleasant enough to scare them off of toys for a while.

Overall I HIGHLY recommend the Laid D.1 Dildo... If you like things this large. If you're like me and are a total girth wimp, good news is that Our Naughty Secrets carries a ton of smaller dildos and vibrators. If you're loving the looks of this awesome toy you can click this link to snatch it up in blue, current, or hot pink.

Power: N/a
Noise: N/a
Waterproof? Yes
Recommended: Yes
Total Rating: 5/5