Review: Cal Exotics- Foreplay Ice

Temperature Play. In my experience people either love it or hate it, there is no middle ground. I am, most definitely, in the first group- I absolutely love it. I have considered buying one of the egg- style ice vibrators but reviews stating how weak the vibrations were coupled with the cost had me convinced I would just do without. Searah at Early to Bed hit the nail on the head when she sent me the Foreplay Ice, a vibrating ice toy from Cal Exotics.

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Published in: on 03/27/2011 at 10:41 PM  Comments (17)  
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Review:Tickler- Seti Toyfriend

From the first time I saw the Seti (I first read about it in Epiphora’s review) I was intrigued but for whatever reason I didn’t add it to my wishlist at that time. It popped up again months later at Babeland (the day after I finally got around to adding it to my wishlist!) and I snagged it for review. The packaging for Seti is cute and playful in white with bright blue, yellow, black and pink writing. The sides of the box proclaim ‘I Vibrate!’ and, with a large clear window, there is no hiding the contents of the package. That said, there is no lewd writing and no airbrushed porn starlet sprawled out, legs agape for everyone to see either. The packaging in very minimal, no excessive plastic, no twisty ties and, perhaps best of all, no scissors required to access your vibrator- that comes preloaded with batteries!

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Published in: on 02/07/2011 at 11:04 PM  Comments (16)  
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Review: Ophoria- A-Chain

The first thing that drew me to the A- Chain was the amazingly awesome Electric Blue color, I am not a big fan of pink sex toys. That said, this thing could be a putrid, horrid beige and I would still love it. Yes, it is that awesome! I’ve tried a lot of butt toys, most of them plugs of varying styles and, while some have been nice, by and large they are used a few times at most, boiled to sterilize and handed over to my husband or tossed out. I have a picky butt, you see. I have yet to find a toy that will stay in without being held in place through an orgasm and only one plug that will stay in place when I move or change positions. My butt rejects pretty much everything- until now.
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Published in: on 02/03/2011 at 3:55 PM  Comments (17)  
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New Addition!

On the sidebar regular readers will notice a few changes. One of these changes is a new affiliate! Early to Bed is a fantastic, feminist, dyke-owned purveyor of all things sex. Searah has created quite an amazing sex positive space! Aside from running both a brick and mortar store in Chicago and two online stores (she also runs early2rise.net, a shop for boys toys) Early to Bed also is home to ETB TV, a collection of videos filled with sex tips, product information and reviews. Add on top of that the blog that is regularly updated, the active Twitter account, the parties she coordinates and the regular events held at the shop and you have one very busy Searah and team! Despite all of this she always has time to help folks and every interaction is handled with an excellent attitude and genuine caring. Early to Bed is setting the example that feminist sexuality is not about stepping on those that are masculine or happened to be born with a cock, it is about fostering an environment where all genders are welcomed, comfortable and sexually expressive. I can’t think of a better cause to get behind, can you? Now go show Searah and Early to Bed some love!

Published in: on 01/29/2011 at 2:41 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Review: Tantus- Big Flirt

Okay, I will admit… the Tantus Big Flirt scared the hell out of me when I first opened it. It looked huge to me and I wasn’t sure that I would be able to fully insert it, never mind that I have played with larger toys or that my husband is considerably larger than the widest part of this plug and we regularly have anal sex. When it comes to playing with anal toys they always look larger than they really are and I have to psych myself up to use them.

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Published in: on 12/30/2010 at 11:27 PM  Comments (16)  
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Review: Tenga- Egg

When we first saw the Tenga Eggs in our local brick and mortar store near the beginning of the year we were intrigued- but not enough to buy a six pack, the only way the store sold them. My husband has significant girth as well as length and tears most masturbators during the first or second use and the eggs were just so tiny! Well, fast forward a few months and when the opportunity came to review a single egg I jumped at the chance. I am always up for a new toy for the hubby! (more…)

Published in: on 10/31/2010 at 10:29 PM  Comments (19)  
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Review: Tenga- Double Hole and Sleeve Warmer

The Tenga Double Hole is a pre- lubricated male masturbation sleeve intended for one time use. The 5 1/2″ TPE sleeve is encased in a 2 1/4″ diameter red and silver hard plastic case. Between the case and the sleeve is a layer of foam padding to ensure that the user’s penis does not make what I would imagine to be a rather unpleasant encounter with the hard plastic shell. This foam also ensures that the sleeve is snug no matter the girth of the cock in question but yet has more give to it than the solid masturbators like Fleshlight’s Sex In A Can series. (more…)

Published in: on 05/16/2010 at 3:49 PM  Comments (10)  
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Review: Vixen- Mistress

The Mistress is a 6 1/2″ long harness compatible vibrating dildo. The base of this toy measures in at a diameter of 3″, just wide enough to be tightly held into a harness and rub against the wearer’s clitoris but small enough to be strapped on and not interfere with access to genitalia when using a male compatible harness (or a female- bodied person in a jock harness.) The smooth silicone shaft of this dildo curves upwards slightly and tapers gently from 4 1/2″ circumference at the base to 3 3/4″ just under the head and transmits vibrations from the included single speed mini bullet vibe quite beautifully. (more…)

Published in: on 05/15/2010 at 11:39 PM  Comments (10)  
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Review: Don Wands- Rose G-Spotter

I have wanted this dildo since I first laid eyes on it in a local brick and mortar store about an hour away from where I live. Looking at it I just knew that it would work with my anatomy and it is such a pretty light pink. Obviously, when I was given the opportunity to review it I jumped at the chance. I was so right about the compatibility it’s ridiculous, this thing is fantastic! Don’t you just love a success story?
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Published in: on 05/15/2010 at 6:04 PM  Comments (11)  
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Review: Topco Grrltoyz- The Buster

The Buster by Topco is a harness compatible silicone dildo that is ideal for those that either do not care for huge toys or are a bit shallow and do not like their cervix bumped. Buster is 5 1/4″ long from the tip to where the base and the shaft meet (6 1/2″ long if you include the 3 1/2″ wide base) and has a circumference of 5 1/2″ at the base tapering to 4 3/4″ just under the glans. The shaft curves gently upwards to aid in g-spot or p-spot stimulation and sports a rather pronounced raphe on the underside of the cock. Buster is a gender neutral lilac and the finish is somewhat matte though not as much as, say, a LELO toy and therefore does not have as much drag when non-lubricated. When lubed, the matte texture is unapparent with one exception- it’s not a race to insertion to prevent dribbles and drips of lube as it can be with smooth finished toys. One important thing to remember is, since this toy is made of silicone, only water-based lube should be used- silicone and silicone-based lubes do not play well together and your toy could be destroyed if you mix the two! One final note on the appearance of this toy- on the head there is a raised circle that looks like a mark from the mold where it was held in place and I am concerned about this harboring bacteria if it is not thoroughly cleaned. This may be just the one I received but it’s worth mentioning in case that happens to not be the situation (I tried to get a picture of it but could not for the life of me get it to photograph clearly.)

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Published in: on 03/16/2010 at 10:37 PM  Comments (8)  
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