Friday, March 23, 2012

New forum

Hey guys!

I've been trying to recruit some people to post regularly over on the Body Jungle Forums; anyone want to help me get some discussions going?

Body Jungle Forum

Hey, I'll make you all a deal. If I can get three people to get over there and post something I'll do some sort of fun giveaway! (Not like a $5 giveaway either!)

Come help me out, it's no fun having forum conversations with yourself!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pleasurists 171

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Pinups Bullet and Balm Review

The people at Babeland were kind enough to send me a neat little set even though it wasn't on their 'review' list. I have been oogoling these tins for a while because they're just adorable, and I was so stoked at the opportunity to get one for free. So here it is, the Pinups Bullet + Bombshell Balm!

This set comes in a cute, metal tin. There are three different images to choose from, but the set I got is called "Ruby." The image on the front is of an old-fashioned pin up shot. It's of a brunette putting on a garter skirt and wearing nothing else but heels and a bra. Even though it's a bit showy, I still feel like the pin up style makes it classy enough to carry around in your purse.

The tin is about 3 inches long and 4 inches tall, and it's about 1 inch thick. If you wanted to take the foam insert out you could easily keep cigarettes, makeup, condoms, candies, or whatever else you want to take with you in here.

Here's the tin compared to a pen:

And here it is in the original packaging:
This set comes with three things inside it: a bullet, a tin of orgasm balm, and an extra battery. They are all nestled in a foam insert. If you shake it they do rattle around a little bit inside of it, but the lid is sturdy enough that you can toss this in a bag and not worry about the parts getting separated.

Here's a picture of the things together in the tin:
The vibrator itself is bright red and super pretty. It's a bit iridescent in the right lighting, and I feel like it will really appeal to the women in your life who like glitzy things a lot. It's about 3 inches long, which seems to be fairly standard when it comes to cordless bullets like this.

The bullet has 3 settings and they are all controlled by the push button base. This makes it easy to control, but it also may be easy to change the setting if you're using the back of the bullet to put pressure where you need it. It has 3 settings that are as follows:

Low: 1/5 on volume, 2/5 on power
Medium: 1.5/5 on volume, 2.5/5 on power
High: 2/5 on volume, 3.5/5 on power

The balm that this comes with this product has really turned me onto arousal products, and as we speak I have a few more that I ordered on the way! When you first apply it there's a "This isn't working" moment, but after it has time to take effect it gives wherever you spread it a light tingling sensation. This is a wonderful combination with the included bullet!

Even though I don't need any more help being sensitive to vibrations, I find that the best way to use this orgasm balm is to wear it out and about. It's not so powerful that you'll be sweating and squirming, but it adds a bit of sexiness to every day activities like driving around.

The ingredients are:

Sweet Almond Oil, Grape seed Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Capric Triglyceride, Cacao Butter, Peppermint Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Soybean Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Avocado Oil, Isopropyl Acetate, Bisabolol, phenoxyethenol, Wheat Bran Extract, Matricacaria Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, BHT, Linoleic Acid, Limonene, Linalool

This balm is oil based, so you shouldn't use it with condoms because it can degrade latex. Similarly, this shouldn't be used inside your body because oil can mess up the natural pH of your vagina. Otherwise, this is a sexy way to spice things up! It smells a little bit like sweet cherry, but it just tastes 'tingly.'

Here is the bullet and balm next to a pen:
And here is the balm itself:
Overall, I highly recommend this set. Not only is it gorgeous and does it come in a sweet, retro tin but the contents are spectacular. For the price, this would be wonderful for any woman in your life that you feel would be open to receiving it. (Including yourself!)

If you are interested, Babeland offers this in three different styles, so pick whichever one you think looks the best! They're all wonderfully retro, and you can find them here!

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Le Reve Dolphin Review

My good friends over at Body Jungle spoil me already, and just to make that point stronger they sent me ANOTHER toy. I picked out the Le Reve Dolphin almost entirely because of the interesting shape, and I feel like I got a bit more than I bargained for.

This vibrator comes in a black cardboard box. It lists the name of the toy and on the front and sides it has giant pictures of the toy itself. On the back it lists a blurb about the toy as well as describes the key features. This box isn't discreet, but it also doesn't have any naked women on it or lewd sayings.

Inside the box, your toy comes in a white insert. It doesn't come with any additional instructions, but between having basic knowledge of how to put batteries in something and what the buttons do, it's fairly intuitive. This toy takes 4 AAA batteries, so you should make sure that you have those on hand or toss some in with your order.

This toy is about 9 inches long altogether, but the insertable portion is about 5.5 inches long. It's also about 4.25 inches around, making this just a bit thicker than most 'standard' toys out there. It tapers off at the tip into what resembles a dolphins nose, but it doesn't have as much of a 'face' as a lot of toys out there.

Here is the Dolphin compared to a Pen

Here is a closeup of the 'face'

This is intended mostly as an insertable toy, meant to stimulate the g-spot. You also can use it clitorally, but I personally found  that it was a bit too big to be easy to maneuver. I would NOT recommend ever using this toy anally. It has no flared base, real handle, or retrieval cord so even though it is quite large it could still get 'lost' inside you and require a visit to the emergency room. The good news is that Body Jungle has a nice selection of anal safe toys for you to hop over and look at.

There are three buttons on the Dolphin: a power button, a vibrations button, and a rotations button. In order to turn any of the settings on you have to first push the power button, and then you press whichever function you want to turn on. The cool thing about this is that you can have it vibrate and rotate at the same time!

Here is a closeup of the button panel

There are four different rotational settings, and they increase in speed. The first one is fairly slow and makes about 1 rotation a second. The second makes about 1.5 rotations a second. The third makes about 2 rotations a second, and the fourth makes about 3 rotations a second.

The vibrational intensity is about a 3.5 out of 5 on the power scale. The settings are as follows:

They are about a 3.5 out of 5 on the volume scale, as well. The can't be heard through a door and are easily masked by the TV or by music, but if you have very thin walls it may be able to be heard if someone was listening for it. The rotational patterns are much quieter, and can't be heard even across the room.

This toy is made of TPR. TPR is slightly porous, so you shouldn't use this toy between two partners unless you want to use a condom over it. The material is fairly shiny and a bit tacky. The tackiness of the material makes this toy a lint magnet and it also means that lube is probably going to be a must when using this toy.

While the Dolphin is marketed as being waterproof, I wouldn't even consider it to be 'splashproof.' The battery compartment isn't super secure, and to make things worse there is no o-ring to keep water from harming all of the electrical bits inside this toy. If you like to play in the bath or shower, this toy is not the one for you.

My main issue with this toy, other than it not being waterproof, is that it's just a bit too long for me. The rotations start about 4.5 inches down the shaft. Most of the time I only insert a toy about 3-3.5 inches, so often I found that the end was rotating outside of my body instead of the tip rotating inside my body. If you often insert toys that far this isn't going to be a problem for you at all, but for someone who likes shallower stimulation I found that the rotations aren't going to work too well for me.

Overall, the Le Reve Dolphin is not worth the steep price tag for me. For only having one (loud) intensity setting and 4 patterns, not being waterproof like it claims, and not being able to use the rotational function because I couldn't insert it far enough, I feel like this is more of a $35 toy than a $50 toy.

If this toy sounds amazing to you (a rotating toy without having to get a rabbit? Woot!) you can find it here on Body Jungle. If this doesn't sound like it would tickle your fancy (maybe you're like me and can't insert toys that far) my friends still have TONS of vibrators for you to peruse and maybe see if there's something else that you'd like to try instead.

Noise level: 3.5/5
Power: 3.5:5
Max. rotational speed: 3 per second
Waterproof? No
Recommended? Maybe

Friday, March 2, 2012

La Curve Vibrator Review

Because the guys over at Body Jungle are way too good for me, they actually sent me two toys to review this time instead of one. Not that I'm complaining! The second toy that I found in my box of goodies was the La Curve. It came in the same discreet box as the last toy that I got from them to review, and had nothing on the shipping label or package to indicate that it came from an adult store.

The La Curve vibrator caught my eye because of the interesting looking design and the great material. I thought that it looked like a toy that would work wonderfully with my body, and I was right! The La Curve vibrator consists of a silicone sleeve that you can remove from the bullet to clean, and the bullet itself. The bullet it easy to remove, and the part that sticks out of the toy has a small button on the base and is silver. Here is a picture of me showing off the bullet out of the toy.

The vibrator itself came in a fairly flimsy plastic box. It's got a transparent front where the toy is very visible and it has some basic instructions and information about the toy. While it isn't the most discreet packaging, it has no naked women or lewd sayings on it. I wouldn't hesitate to wrap this toy up and give it as a gift.
The sleeve is made of thick, flexible silicone. In total it's about 6 inches long, but only a bit over 3 inches of those are insertable. At the widest point it's about 3.5 inches around, making it great for those who don't like thick toys. The loop will easily fit one of everyones' finger, but if you have very small fingers you can fit two. 

While this would be pretty intense for anal play, as long as you keep a finger through the loop it would be safe to use it like that. It may be pretty thick, so I would recommend it for more advanced users.

 You can boil the sleeve of this toy if you plan to switch orifices or users to kill bacteria that may be on it, but you can also wipe the whole thing down with a 10% bleach solution to disinfect it. I use an antibacterial toy cleaner to wipe it down after use, but you also can use soap and water.

Something that I really like about this vibrator is that you can use it for light dual stimulation. It's not going to be as intense as a rabbit made for both internal and clitoral stimulation, but it's nice if you don't need intense stimulation on your clit and just want some mild vibrations.

What I really like about this design is that it is much wider at the tip than in the center. This allows for it to be a wonderful g-spotting toy, while it doesn't make me feel 'stretched' when I thrust with it. I also want to point out how flexible the silicone is. Here's an image of the toy itself, showing off the shape a bit, and also a picture showing off the flexibility.

The bullet itself is fairly powerful, but the silicone tends to muffle and dampen the vibrations a bit. There are 7 patterns to this toy and they are as follows:

1) Low
2) Medium
3) High
4) BZBZzbzvz bzbz bzbzbzzzz (hard to describe)

On high this toy is about a 3/5 in power and a 3/5 in volume. This is about average for toys like this, and it can be heard over the shower but it couldn't be heard through the wall or through a door. I personally think that the patterns are really nice and this would be a good place to start if you're looking to try a toy with a little bit more variety and you don't need extreme power.

If you've decided by now that the La Curve looks like it's worth the low price tag, Body Jungle has a whole basketful of these little guys. If you decide to get one I hope that you like it as much as I like mine! My only qualm is that it's a bit loud and that the vibrations are a bit buzzy. I am now on the lookout for a quieter bullet to slip into this sleeve.

Volume: 3/5
Power: 3/5
Waterproof?  Yes
Recommended? Yes
Rating: 4/5