Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Luv Touch Rainbow Review

My newest friends, the guys over at Body Jungle, have agreed to sponsor my blog. Body Jungle has just gotten their feet off the ground as an adult store, but the have an immense amount of inventory and they add more every time I check back. When I was asked to suggest some things that I would like to review I spent at least a few hours wading through their thousands of vibrators, their wide selection of dildos, and, later that week, I tackled their more sensual sections and oogled at all of the sexy things there. If you have something you've been looking for, they probably have it! But enough about their awesome site and on to my review of the first product they sent me to try out.

Every time I went into the local Spencers at my mall I oogled their cute little Luv Touch toys, but I really don't like the store and couldn't stand the thought of giving them my business, especially for something that I could find online. When given the opportunity to review the Neon Luv Touch Rainbow I snatched it up, and I'm not disappointed at all.

Body Jungle delivered this toy to my house in a nondescript cardboard box. The mailing address is completely boring and normal, and it was packed with paper to keep it from rolling around and breaking. The toy itself comes in a cute little box that, while not very classy, has no lewd pictures or sayings on it. I don't store it in here because it's a bit larger than the toy itself, but it would be fine if you wanted to keep yours in it.

This vibrator comes in several bright colors, and mine is blue. It is intended to be a long-shafted toy with just a bit of a g-spot curve. Body Jungle carries the whole line that also has a toy for more intense and pointy g-spot stimulation just called the Neon Luv Touch G-spot, but I went with this since I like rounder, less intense stimulation.

Because of the length, this would be safe for very advanced anal users, but I wouldn't trust someone new to anal play not to let it slip in side them. The good news is that if you want a cute anal toy that has some oomph, the site had plenty safe toys to pick from.

The Rainbow is made of plastic, which is nonporous and easy to care for. It doesn't pick up lint or gunk, so if you keep this in a clean place you can just wash it after every use. Plastic can be disinfected with a 10% bleach solution, and I would highly recommend doing this when you plan on switching partners or orifices.

This toy is about 6 inches long in all, and is about 3.5 inches around. This makes it a great length for both beginners and for those who just don't need something large to thrust with. I really like toys with this girth because it doesn't leave me feeling 'stretched.' If you need a place to start, this whole line and especially this toy is a great introduction to toys. Here are two pictures showing the design/size of the toy and the slight pattern and curve to the tip.

Not only does this vibe perform, but it looks wonderful as well! It has a turn dial base control, which is great and makes it easy to steadily increase the speed. My only complaint is that it starts off strong and increases to stronger, so it's not the best for those that like weak vibrations to build up to stronger ones. The lowest setting was perfect for me to use clitorally.

This toy is also 100% waterproof. This is great for me because I usually do all my playing in the public showers since I live in the dorms at my school. It also can't be heard over the shower, even on the loudest mode.

This vibrator is a great deal for the price and I would highly recommend it if you're looking for something that won't break the bank but can be used both internally and externally. It's waterproof and quiet, and the only thing that I could think to change would be to make it a bit weaker on the lowest setting. If it looks like something that would work for your body, you have very little (a tad bit over $15) to lose. Go have a look at the Rainbow from my new buddies at Body Jungle!

Power: 3/5
Noise: 2/5
Waterproof: Yes
Recommended? Yes

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Little Dragon G-spot Dildo Review

The Adult Toy Shoppe, a sex-positive store that offers quite a bit of variety in toys, was kind enough to sponsor this post and send me a cute new dildo to try out. I had had my eye on this toy for a while because it looked like my current favorite thrusting toy and it was named "Little dragon." I was stoked to get this in the mail.

It came in a very discreet box that had my name and the senders address, but no where on the box did it say anything about sex toys or adult material. I really appreciate this as I get my mail at my mum's house and I don't necessarily want her to know every time I get a new dildo in the mail.

This petite dildo is made of silicone, which is one of the most body safe materials there is. While it does tend to eat vibrations in toys that have oomph, it is my favorite dildo material ever because it has just enough give. This toy is fairly flexible. Here I am showing the general shape and size compared to a pencil, and in the second picture you can see how flexible it is.

As far as the shape goes, I'm a bit torn. I really love the curve and the size of this toy, but the small lip just under the head it a tad bit too pokey for me. I find that when I pull the toy out (in order to thrust back in with it) it tends to catch on my pubic bone and almost feel like it's scraping. If you're used to texture and ridges to your toys this may be something you would really like, but it's just not quite round enough for my taste.

You can use this anally as long as you get a good grip on it because of the sturdy handle. It shouldn't be inserted and left in like a plug because of the design, but for thrusting this would be safe. I may not recommend it because of the 'barb' at the tip, but whatever floats your boat.

I personally can fit my fingers fine into the little loopies, but if you plan to have a man use this on you or you yourself have large fingers you may not be able to fit them comfortably. The loops have a little bit of stretch, but not a lot.

Overall this toy is about 5 inches long flexed as straight as I can get it, but it feels a bit shorter than a straight 5 inch long toy feels. This is enough length to hit my g-spot, but if you tend to go for longer toys this may leave you wishing for some more reach. It's also about 3 inches around, making this a nice toy for beginners but size queens look elsewhere. I personally don't like feeling 'stretched' even though I have a lot of toy experience, so this was a great girth for me.

This toy is a bit of a lint magnet, but it's also very easy to wash. I just wipe mine down with an antibacterial toy cleaner, but soap and water also works nicely. Because this grabs on to gunk I would recommend washing this both before and after use.

Silicone is unique, not only because it's nonporous, but also because you can either wipe it down with a 10% Bleach solution or boil it for a few minutes to disinfect it. I would recommend doing this every time you switch users or orifices.

Overall I really like this toy, I just find that it's not quite right for my body. Thrusting in with it is great and it hits my g-spot perfectly, but I wince every time I have to pull it out in order to thrust again. I am fairly sensitive to textures and pointy bits on toys, though, so I think that the average woman would be fine with it. I am giving it 4 stars because it's a great size, shape, and material. I am taking one star off because it's a lint magnet, the loops may be too small for larger fingers, and it wasn't ideal for my tastes. In conclusion, this is a great toy for the price.

Rating: 4/5
Waterproof: Yes
Noise: None
Vibrations: None
Recommended? Yes
If you're still interested, here's the link again to go get your own (very affordable) Little Dragon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bubbly Toyfriend Review

Babeland was awesome enough to send me a Toyfriend of my very own! These toys seem very abstract, but something that I have always admired about this line of toys is that they seem to have something for everyone. They have wide toys and thin toys, clitoral toys and g-spot toys, they have things that are shaped in ways that I don't quite understand... And they all look awesome.

I chose the magenta colored Toyfriend, also known as 'Bubbly.'  Bubbly's blurb introduces it as either being a 'strand of pearls or a ray gun.' If you knew how much I was into science fiction and the 1950's I bet you could guess which I feel it looks like.

The entire vibrator is sizable and is almost 9 inches ling, but the 'ray gun' bit is only 1.5 inches long. You can use this externally, by inserting just the ray gun bit, or by inserting the ray gun bit and a bit of the shaft.

I personally like to either only insert the ray gun bit or use this externally on my clitoris. As far as g-spot vibrators go, this isn't the best out there. The 'pearls' are fairly flexible, and the neck where the toy bends is super flexible. This means that if you like a lot of g-spot pressure you won't get much out of it. I personally like softer toys, so this works well for me.

This toy is also made of silicone, one of the safest materials around. You can wash it with an antibacterial cleaner or soap and water, but one of the perms is that if you want to switch orifices or users you can wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution.

There are 5 settings to this toy, making is a nice way for new users to try out patterns. They are as follows;
1- Low
2- High
3- bbbbzzzZZZZ bbbzzzzZZZ
4- bbzzZZ bbzzZZ
5- bbZZ bbZZ

To turn it off you simply hold down the button for 2 seconds. This is nice in case you have to turn it off and don't have time to cycle through the patterns. When you turn it back on it starts back on the first setting.

On high it is a good 3 out of 5 in power and maybe a 1.5 out of 5 in volume. It's also completely waterproof, making this wonderful for bath or shower play. It's a perfect toy for those living in the dorms or with thin walls.

It comes in a cute box that, while not discreet, would be fine to wrap and give as a gift. It's got a see-through front and it does say "I vibrate!" but it has no lewd descriptions or naked women on the front. It also comes with a cute stand if you want to display your new toy.

Overall, this cute, stylish Toyfriend is a great vibrator, but because of the small tip and soft material it may be best for beginners or those who don't need a lot of pressure or intensity. If you don't think that this Toyfriend is for you don't fear; Babeland carries the whole line and they're bound to have something for everyone!

Vibration: 3/5
Noise: 1.5/5
Waterproof: Yes
Rating: 4.5/5

Thursday, February 9, 2012

PicoBong Honi Review

For my first sponsored review by the sex positive community Babeland I was given the Honi by PicoBong. This cute little toy is an oval, elongated egg style vibrator that has an added retrieval cord at the base of it. This toy comes in several bright colors, and is great for beginners.

This toy comes in a small box that isn't extremely discreet, but it would be fine to wrap and give as a gift. It comes with very in depth instructions, which you may need to read over in order to get this toy to work the way that you want it to. The box itself doesn't have any naked women or lewd language on it, but the front is simply a transparent window with images describing the features of the toy.
The vibrator also comes with a cute little die. This has a picture of all of the different PicoBong vibrators on each side, so if you had them all you could essentially roll the die to decide which one you were going to play with.
The vibrator itself is waterproof and made of smooth plastic. No part of the toy has any give to it at all, which allows for you to put more pressure where it counts. Because of the oblong shape, you can easily use this for more pinpoint stimulation or use the entire side of the toy. This makes it more versatile.

I have found that the vibrations are located mainly in the body of the toy, but the travel to the tip of the toy very well. If you have a lot of trouble with toys numbing your fingers you may want to be careful how firmly and long you hold this toy, but the vibrations are fairly buzzy and are about 2.5 out of 5 in strength.

I have used this toy in the shower and submerged it to clean it, so I can vouch for it being completely waterproof. The main issue I have with this toy is that the Picobong logo is super hard to clean. It's a depressed logo on the side of the toy, that also incorporates the buttons. The best way I've found to clean it is to utilize an old toothbrush.

There are quite a few different settings to this toy. There are at least 5 different speeds that increase as you push the + button, and then if you hold down the + button you can get to several different ramping functions and patterns of varying intensity. My one qualm about this design is that it's a real pain and takes two fingers to get into the patterns

This toy has a retrieval cord, but I wouldn't recommend it for anal use just in case. (Babeland also carries a large amount of anal-safe vibrators if that's what you're shopping for.) You can insert this toy and leave it in, which is great for a warm up or for public play, and it's easy to remove because of the cord. On high it's a 1.5 out of 5 on the volume scale, so it may not be safe to wear in a library but a public area would completely cover any noise.
All in all, I would recommend this to a friend who was looking for something small and compact, but who didn't need a lot of intense vibrations and didn't mind the difficult to press buttons. It's a very high quality toy and I really like it, but I feel like there are some minor design flaws in the buttons and the embossing that make use and care a bit more difficult than needed be.

Noise-  1.5/5
Power- 2.5/5
Patterns- Yes
Waterproof- Yes
Overall Rating- 4/5 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sex Tarts Kit Review

For my first real assignment, Our Naughty Secrets sent me the Sex Tart Kit Green Apple Fizz. I really like kits and things that come with a common theme, so this green, cute set was right up my alley. I mean really, the world could use more green toys!

My first issue with this kit is when I went to pick it up from my mum's house she was shaking it the package like a maraca. While I have had a weighted set of kegel balls before, I assumed that these were especially loud because they were held firmly in the plastic packaging.

When I finally got this set to my room and opened it up, I had several pleasant and unpleasant surprises. The adorable packaging, seen below, was a nice touch.

Another pleasant surprise was that EVERYTHING smelled like awesome green apples. While it's not my favorite scent or taste, if you're looking for something to try as a couple that won't be intimidating, green apple is a safe and festive scent and flavor that is pretty safe.

My one unpleasant surprise was that the kegel balls were just as loud out of the packaging. They rattled and shook all over the place, which is not the best for discreet settings. Deciding that they may be more quiet inside me, I lubed them up and tried them out. While shaking my rump and even just walking briskly these were very easily heard. If you're looking for something to use for double penetration or to wear around your house these are great, but if you're looking for something to wear around town these might not be the kegel balls for you.

The next part of this kit is the green apple flavored lube. This both tastes and smells amazing! I was a bit concerned because green apple is usually a tart flavor, but this lube isn't tart at all. It's sweet and makes things very slick. This would be an awesome addition to oral sex, especially, and would be a great way to encourage your significant others mouth to wander. ;)

This lube does, however contain parabens. Parabens are linked to all sorts of nasty problems (more info found here) Because of that, this lube is a cute way to spice up an evening, but it should not become your go-to lube. It also contains glycerin, a chemical that people commonly are allergic to, so I would recommend doing a spot-test before using this.

So now I bet you're wondering, Ryuson, why should I buy this set, then? The 7 inch vibrator, my friends, the vibrator. Bright green and perfectly shaped for g-spot stimulation, this sturdy toy will tease and please you. It's great for solo and couple use, and because of the long neck it's awesome for use in between two people during sex.

I would say that the vibrator is a good 3.5/5 power wise and 2/5 volume wise.

Despite it's downfalls, the vibrator is the saving grace of this set. The kegel balls are very stimulating and fun to use, but I would not recommend them for use in public. Overall, this set gets 3/5 stars.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pleasure Bullet Review

This is not as much a sponsored review as a review of the free Pleasure Bullet by Pipedream that I got for signing up for an Our Naughty Secrets account. Mine is pink, and shiny, and adorable! I also would like to point out that I got it in the mail two days after signing up, so they have super fast and reliable shipping. If anyone was concerned about the discretion of their shipping (as I often am,) here's a picture of their shipping envelope.

The bullet itself came in a nonreclosable blister pack. It's not great for storage, but it serves it's purpose and is a great way to minimize waste and not take up a lot of room in your trash can. While it doesn't state what types of batteries this toy takes, it does tell you that it's waterproof. Just an aside, these would be super cute party favors for an 'adult' themed birthday party or a bachlorette party!

The bullet is made of hard plastic. Plastic is nonporous and is super easy to care for, and if you want to disinfect it you can wipe it down easily with a 10% bleach solution. I've used this in the shower before and submerged it to wash it, and neither time did I find any water in the battery compartment. This vibrator is about 2 inches long.

I was concerned when I got this that I would have to run out and try to find it watch batteries, but I was pleasantly surprised that it already came with them. This toy takes 3 watch batteries that go into the base, which unscrews from the body of the toy.

Bullets are intended up be used externally on the clitoris and nipples, and are great for both solo and couple use. I don't recommend them for anal play or insertion. They're a great way to experiment with sex toys or to introduce them into a relationship. While this is a fairly cheap one, Our Naughty Secrets offers a wode variety of prices and quality on bullet vibrators.

This bullet is controlled by a push button base, which is super easy to press. When you press it, the one setting comes on. When you press it again the setting turns off. If you had this in your purse you may want to take the batteries out because the button may be easy to have accidentally go off in transit.

Overall, this is a great, adorable toy.

Loudness- 2.5/5
Power- 3/5
Waterproof- Yes
Price VS Quality- 5/5
Overall rating- 4/5