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Kitty Stryker Reviews The Tantus Bound Silicone Dildo

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I love a pretty dildo. I have different ones for my different moods, different outfits, different lovers. It’s good to have a variety, right? A girl needs a cock for every occasion, and I’m well on my way. I have more dicks than shoes.

What? I have my priorities straight.

The Bound cock is a collaboration between SheVibe (designer) and Tantus (manufacturer), two of my favorite companies. It’s got an interesting, fleshy feel to it, unlike any of their other dildos, and I quite liked the bulging veins, the way the rope dug into the cock. It’s actually the first dildo I've been turned on by just looking at it. It’s pretty sexy. I mean, I’m not a fan of rope bondage generally, because it takes too fucking long to tie and untie (duct tape and cling film, any day), but the look of this all straining against the rope made me rethink that for a second.

Obviously, this is a textured dick. Heavily textured. It’s not a monster, at 6.3″ and 1.6″ girth, but that doesn’t matter. It feels bigger than it is, and it’s a rough ride. As someone who likes rough sex this was right up my alley, but someone who prefers a gentler approach might prefer something else from Tantus like the Flurry (which, incidentally, is also on sale).

It’s well proportioned to work in a strap on harness, and has a nice firmness that would lend itself to pegging (though, again and underlined, it’s pretty rough!) I would recommend using a lot of lube with this, thick lube, more than you think you need. Don’t worry, the texture will shine through layers of thick lubey goodness. It’ll rub against your G-spot or prostrate even without a curve in the toy, thanks to the bulges. I don’t recommend using this anally for a novice, though, even though the smaller size seems ideal- that texture is intense!

The Bound cock comes in black, cocoa and cream. When you first receive it, there may be some little pills of silicone around the ropes, which easily brush off.  It’s boilable, non-porous, body-safe, latex- and phthalate-free, so pretty safe for bodies generally (which is to be expected from a high quality company like Tantus!) It doesn’t pick up too much lint, being more matte, but will still benefit from a quick rub down cleaning before use.

I really love this toy, because I like cocks straining against bondage generally so a dildo that looks that way is just <3 <3 <3. It’s gorgeously filthy and the sensations I got using it were intensely pleasurable for me. It’s pretty affordable, especially now that it’s on sale, so consider picking one up from SheVibe today!

Posted on August 21, 2014 and filed under dildo, silicone, tantus.

Dangerous Lilly Reviews The Secret Vibe Remote Vibrator

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“Are there any decent remote control vibrators?” is probably one of the top five questions I get asked. Since I first wrote about this in 2011, a bunch of new contenders have come on to the market. Most I discount immediately, because the first requirement of a decent remote control vibrator can be figured out just from seeing photos online and reading the description – many of the remote controlled vibrators offer only a tiny remote with a button or two and nothing to give you feedback. The Secret Vibe Remote Control Vibrator nails the first requirement. It’s why I considered reviewing it. But to have success, and not frustration, when using a remote control vibrator in public all three of these requirements must be met: 

1. The remote needs to tell the person controlling the vibrator what the person wearing the vibrator is feeling, while being discreet enough that the user feels comfortable handling it in public.

2. The vibrator needs to be powerful enough to be felt, quiet enough for public play use, and designed well enough to be worn comfortably.

3. The wireless connection needs to work through a layer of clothing, through flesh, and from across a room. Bonus points for working through a wall.

The third requirement is decent, not bad, for the Secret Vibe. Holding the vibe in my hand, the connection went across two rooms and through a wall. Inserted, or in panties (both while wearing pants) however it only worked from at most 20 feet away. Which is….tolerable. It’s better than some I've dealt with.

So all that’s left is the third requirement, the vibrator. And this is where Marc Dorcel's Secret Vibe Remote Control Vibrator fails so, so hard. Surface-buzzy vibrations that are on par with the weakest I've ever felt. Judging by the sheer size of the vibrator, I’m going to assume it’s meant for insertion. I don’t personally get that; I don’t ever get off from just internal vibrations, nor do they even really do anything to arouse me. If you thought my clitoris was made of steel, apparently my vagina is even worse. As I clicked through the 10 settings (7 patterns, 3 apparent levels of intensity) I couldn't discern a difference between the settings and the “vibration” was not pleasurable or arousing to me. Used externally, I could feel differences in the vibration intensity but the vibrations are such crap that I actually preferred a few of the pattern settings because it was the only way I could feel anything pleasurable.  Ok so maybe it’s a great size I guess for internal stimulation, but what if that’s not what you want? What if the feeling of one tiny caged bee whispering at your g-spot doesn't do it for you? There's more...

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Posted on August 20, 2014 and filed under marc dorcel, vibrator, remote control.

Slutty Girl Problems Reviews The Lust by Jopen L12 Vibrator

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Super Cool Design

My favorite part about this vibrator is the design. It has a really cute L shape, with gradual bumps along each of the ends for some unique stimulation. The interior portion is longer than the clitoral portion. It has an outer round bump to stimulate your g-spot, with a gradual decrease in size, then another larger bump which stimulates your outer vagina. The clitoral portion has a large bump at the bottom which can stimulate your vulva and clitoris, with a tiny flexible tip at the top for pin-point stimulation. The controls and charging port are at the base of the toy, on the outside where they both meet.

The curves of the Lust L12 would be great for a beginner, who may prefer something smaller and simple for penetration. It fits my anatomy nicely, though depending on how you’re set up down there, you may not be able to get the toy in all the way, at the clitoral bump protrudes and may prevent to toy from going further. The rounded areas provide a lot of stimulation, though I do wish that the g-spot portion was a bit more curved and pronounced. The internal part of the vibrator is great for thrusting, though – which definitely makes up for it’s more gentle g-spot stimulation. The curves didn't get caught or pull on my pubic bone at all.

The clitoral portion of the toy was not well-aligned with my anatomy, unfortunately. The large bump fits me just fine, but the little tip is no where close to my clitoris. Granted, my clit is very close to my vagina – but even when I pull my clit up as far as it can go, and push the toy down as far as it’s flexible areas will allow, it still just barely makes contact. When I use the flexible tip against my clit without the toy inserted, it does feel very pin-point and direct. I imagine that ladies with a further away clit would have better luck, but I can’t comment on it. Otherwise, the vibrator is super ergonomic, comfortable to hold and use, and the buttons are placed in the perfect position so that you can access them easily, but won’t hit them accidentally.

Silicone covers the entire exterior of the toy – including the buttons and charging port – making it entirely waterproof. I love silicone because it’s so body-safe, but also because it’s easy to clean with feels fabulous against my skin. This particular silicone is very smooth, although it does have a slight drag. You’ll probably want to use lube with this one. Just remember to use water-based lube rather than silicone-based, as it could degrade the surface. You can use soap and water to clean it, but it can also be cleaned more thoroughly with a 10% bleach solution. There aren't any annoying seams on this toy, so there’s no nooks and crannies for gunk to get caught up in. There's more...

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Posted on August 15, 2014 and filed under jopen, silicone, vibrator.

R K O'Connor Reviews The Lelo Billy Prostate Vibrator

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With an MSRP of US$129, Billy had better be the Ultimate Prostate Vibrator. Well, it isn't perfect, but right now, for this reviewer, it is as good as it gets. Its terrific shape and power are more than enough to keep me cumming back for more. And there are plenty of speeds and settings to keep you from getting bored. 

Billy, from the luxury toy manufacturer Lelo, is advertised as a prostate massager, and so is intended for use by people with prostates (usually men, though also of course trans-women, and gender queers like me). I wouldn't call it a "massager" myself, though, as I think of massagers as intended to massage the prostate—that is, to apply pressure to it, and stroke back and forth over it. Billy is a prostate vibrator, most effectively used by inserting it, putting it against the prostate, and leaving it there to do its work.

Billy is essentially the same device as Lelo's original Liv, which was advertised as a G-spot vibrator and has since been replaced by the Liv 2. The only differences from the original Liv were the color choices (blue and burgundy here; hot pink, lime green, and navy blue for Liv) and a small ridge near the bottom of the silicone portion of Billy, functioning as a flare to keep it from disappearing into the rectum. (The Liv 2 seems to have more vibration patterns, and claims to have stronger vibrations, as well.) In any event, Billy could also be used as a G-spot vibrator, but if people are going to share the toy, they will obviously want to make sure it is properly cleaned. Since the business parts of Billy are silicone, this can easily be done. You can also use it with a condom, which would be my recommendation.

As with all of Lelo's toys, though, Billy does not come cheap. Is it worth a hundred dollars or more? Let's see.

Design

The business portion of Billy, the probe, is made from firm plastic covered with a thin layer of silicone. It feels fairly firm, though it does have a little bit of give to it.

The silicone has a soft feel and is smooth. There are seams on the top and the bottom, but on my Billy these are barely noticeable, even to the fingertips, and I have never noticed them when using the device.

Billy consists of two pieces: The probe, and the controls.

The probe, as I have said, has a silicone exterior. It's about 4" long, from the tip to the flare. It's basically 1" wide, with a gentle curve, though it gets a bit wider along the inside of the curve, peaking at 1 1/8". It is pretty thin as these things go, then, and should be easy enough even for a beginner to use. Insertion is also made easier by the fact that Billy has a nice, yet very softly, pointed end.

The flare is only abut 1/4" high, and is only one one side of the device. This is definitely enough to stop Billy from being accidentally inserted too far into your rectum. However, it probably is worth saying that it is not big enough to prevent Billy from disappearing into the rectum if it were pushed with some degree of force. So, this toy is probably best not used for thrusting.

The vibrator is contained in the probe itself, and, importantly, seems to be located almost right at the tip, so that none of the vibration is lost but goes right to where it is needed. The vibrator is very strong—as strong as I've seen in a prostate toy, anyway. It has seven speed settings, from a very low rumble to a good strong buzz, so you can adjust it to what you like. Also, given how powerful it is, the vibrator is fairly quiet. On full speed, just held in your hand, it could be heard through a door, but inserted it probably would not be audible.

The control portion is made from hard plastic and is about 2 1/2" long. The control itself is a small circular pad that works a bit like a joystick. (Pun intended!) Pressing the right side increases the speed, whereas pressing the left decreases it. Pressing the top or bottom of the button cycles you through the five patterns of stimulation. The first, of course, is a simple buzz. The next three give you pulses of different duration. The last pattern is surging, slow to fast to slow, sometimes called "roller coaster".

One nice feature is that Billy can be "locked", so that it can't accidentally be turned on (say, in your hand luggage). You do this by holding the control button down for five seconds. You unlock it the same way.

You'll notice that I've not yet said anything about batteries, and that is because Billy is rechargeable. It comes with a simple wall wart that plugs into the base of the control section. The electrical connection is protected by a small, rubber cover that is connected to the toy, to make it harder to lose.

I have never had a problem with battery life. I tend to charge mine fairly frequently, to be on the safe side, but I've used it for three or four sessions at a time without running out of power.

Of course, as with all anal toys, you will want to use plenty of lube with Billy, and your lube here should be water-based, since silicone lubes melt silicone toys.

And since Billy is made from silicone, it is easy to keep clean. You can wash it with soap and hot water, or one of the many toy cleaners that are available.

Unfortunately, however, the silicone sleeve does not seem to be removable, so it cannot be sterilized in the usual ways. I would not recommend dunking the toy in overly hot water, either, as the vibrating mechanism is in the portion covered by the silicone.

Billy comes with a very nice satin bag, in which it can be stored.

Evaluation

Is Billy the Ultimate Prostate Vibrator? Is it worth the money?

I can't answer the latter question for you. Right now, though, the answer to the former question is an enthusiastic: Yes! If the test of a prostate vibrator is the number and quality of orgasms it produces, then Billy is the best prostate vibrator I have ever used. And I have used a lot of them.

I honestly do not know why this thing is so good, but I have a few ideas.

First of all, Billy has an excellent shape. The curve is just right, at least for my body, and it is very easy to get it into the right position. You insert it, and then apply just a bit of downward pressure (assuming you are on your back) to the control panel, to force the probe up against the prostate.

Second, Billy is nice and rigid. If you push it against your prostate, it pushes on your prostate. It doesn't slink away from it as some less rigid toys do, as if it is afraid it is going to hurt you.

Third, the vibrations are very strong, and they are right where they need to be. Even the slower speeds feel strong. There's no "buzziness" here. The vibrations are felt not just on the surface of the prostate, but deep within it.

Fourth, the different patterns are all useful. None of the patterns are very unusual, though, and I personally wouldn't have minded having a few more. The pulsating patterns are all good, though, and I really like the roller coaster. I've known toys with which those same patterns didn't work so well, usually because the toy wasn't powerful enough. There is no such problem here.

Finally, I have found that there are really two different ways to use Billy. It is obviously intended to be inserted so that the curve is towards the prostate, however it can also be used the other way, and the sensation is very different in the two positions. Inserted the usual way, the toy tends to "cup" the prostate, with the far end of the probe touching the deepest part of the prostate, which is also one of the most sensitive parts of mine. Inserted the other way, the toy tends to lie along the prostate, and actually to make contact with more of it, though in that position it doesn't really get at the posterior part. Used the first way, the orgasms are a bit more intense, but the ones I get from using it the second way are deeper somehow, and maybe more satisfying, ultimately. Fortunately, there is no need to choose. I can have a few the one way, and then have a few the other way.

All of that said, Billy is not perfect. The controls are not terribly easy to use when the toy is inserted. If it's not inserted, you get visual feedback from the keypad when you have activated it: A little ring around it lights up. However, you can't see that when the toy is inserted, and it can be maddeningly difficult to get the toy to speed up just a little bit, rather than a lot.

What's worse, as with many such toys, you really do have to hold onto it, and push it down away from your stomach (or pull it from the back, if you prefer), while using it if you want it to make firm contact with the prostate. Since there is not much of it to hold, it's way too easy accidentally to hit the keypad and change the speed or pattern without meaning to do so. For the money, I guess I'd expect better design.

Conclusions

So, yes, Billy really is the Ultimate Prostate Vibrator. But when I say that, I mean: among the current offerings, and among the things I've tried. But of course there are new ones all the time. And it could be easier to use, so I look forward to finding something even better.

But right now, Billy is as good a prostate vibrator as I've found.

Posted on August 6, 2014 and filed under anal toy, lelo, prostate toy, silicone.

Millenniatoybox Reviews The Bound Silicone Dildo By Tantus

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The Bound is the brainchild of two of my favorite companies, Shevibe and Tantus. So, naturally, I had the desire to get one before even seeing what it looked like or knowing exactly what it does. It was designed to be a companion dildo for one of Tantus's line of designer harnesses, the Nevada - and although you'd be hard pressed to find me using this dildo for pegging, it still set off  merging the artistic epithet of Shevibe with the high quality materials of Tantus. Unto which, the Vibeology Bound was borne. And let me say, it's a fucking stunner. 

The silicone is different than anything I've ever felt from Tantus. It's not very firm, but it's not glossy. It's not matte, and it's flexible but not pliable. It's almost spongy, and bordering on grainy, like it was dipped in sand. You won't just need some lube. You will need all the lube. You will need to borrow it from your neighbors, raid the shelves at your local walgreens for all the glycerin-free goodness you can get your paws on, because there is hella drag. You don't want to make the mistake I did, and ragequit the first time you use it because somehow three lube packets aren't enough. This is the dildo that made me realize something: I'm a texture slut. No amount of texture is too abrasive for me. The ropes that bind the bulging cock are intricate, and scrape my insides out. It is harsh, and it feels incredible. I feel hesitant about describing this as a realistic dildo- most penises aren't characteristically bound tightly with rope and squeezed until they are veiny and on the verge of popping. But it may make you want to lasso someone or something, and I'm not ashamed to admit I uttered "howdy, cowboy" when I took it out of its packaging. Although, I act like a strangeling with a fervor so it doesn't mean you necessarily will. There's more...

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Posted on July 31, 2014 and filed under bdsm, dildo, silicone, tantus.

Reviews By A Nerd - The Wand Essentials Cordless Massager

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The Wand Essentials 7 Speed Massager is a toy that everyone should have in their collection. Honestly, I just may like it a tad bit more then the Magic Wand. It can work for people who don’t like much power as well as power queens. It could work well for edging since the vibrations slowly increase. It doesn’t have an annoying cord to get in the way and it’s not so loud that everyone in the house knows what you’re doing. Even on the highest setting, it’s still pretty quiet. If you have any background noise, such as a fan or tv, you can’t even hear the wand in use. Which is one of the things that I love most about this wand since I don’t live alone. The controls on this wand are super easy to use. You simply just turn the dial to whichever speed you’d like. Mine seems to always get stuck on the 3rd setting and I have to push a bit harder to get it to the 4th, but it’s nothing major.

 

The handle of the wand is made out of plastic and the cap is made out ofvinyl. Since the cap is porous, I highly recommend getting a silicone cover such as the Pop Top! The texture on the cap is like silicone, it’s pretty smooth, but has some drag to it. I've found that putting a dab of water based lube on it works wonders! There's more...

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Posted on July 31, 2014 and filed under wand essentials, wand style vibrator.

The Redhead Bedhead Reviews The Liberator Wedge

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I've always been a little curious about Liberator products but when it came down to it I would just say “eh, why not use pillows instead?” I mean I harbor no illusions, I know pillows always end up flattened and flopping all over the place and you never stay in the position that you are using them for and… oh, who am I kidding? Pillows are sometimes just full of fail and I was getting a bit grumpy about them. Then I went to Lady Cheeky’s Big, Beautiful Sex class and she talked at length (with pictures) about the wonder of Liberator products and, well I was itching to hop on the bandwagon… or, you know, the Liberator Wedge (#badpuns)

So, what’s the deal with this toy? 

It’s a super-firm, wedge-shaped cushion that’s designed exclusively for sexy time body support.

How does it work? 

Well, you put it down and then you assume different positions on top of it and, you know, get down on it. If you are flummoxed as to how to go about that, Liberator provides a neat position guide that I received a hard copy of with my Wedge.

Want some nuts & bolts info?  The cushion itself is polyurethane and the cover (which comes in a variety of colors, I chose black) is microfiber and both removable and washable. Here are the dimensions:  24″ x 14″ x 7″

No, seriously, how does it feel? 

I love this thing. Is it a necessity that everyone must own to make their sex live complete? Of course not. Does it make sex a bit more fun? Hells yeah. After spending a lot of time with positions starting great because of pillows supporting me and then losing steam as the pillows flattened and scattered, it’s awesome that this doesn’t budge— once you place it, it’s set. With the Wedge I was able to relax and enjoy positions that have previously put too much pressure on my back (ps: I had spinal surgery at 29, so there’s that). What I really like though was that it made us feel a bit inspired to explore. Once we tried out the things we had assumed we’d use it for we had a moment of “ok, how else could this work?” Some stuff worked and some stuff definitely did not work but exploration is always so much fun. There's more...

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Posted on July 30, 2014 and filed under liberator, sex furniture.

Bex Talks Sex Reviews The Shilo Pack And Play Silicone Dildo

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I was a skeptic.

Although there are a handful of “Pack n’ Play” dildos out there, I’m typically of the mind that if they’re hard enough to fuck they probably don’t make the best packers (unless you want the whole world seeing your boner, in that case more power to you) and if they’re small/soft enough to pack with, I probably don’t want to be fucked by it. It’s not often that a toy proves me wrong, but it has happened, and when I saw the NY Toy Collective Shilo I though it might be about to happen again.

Instead of just being soft, NYTC did something a little different in the world of safe toys, they added a firm and flexible inner core to the pliable silicone, this core will hold it’s shape when bent, like a pipe cleaner, which allows you to bend the silicone down for packing and up for play. Then a video showing how easy it is to pack discreetly with Shilo and the chance to squeeze one myself at Catalyst Con just proved it, I needed to get my hands on a Shilo of my own.

Silicone is such a fantastic material, and I love it all, but squishy silicone is my favorite, and the silicone on the Shilo is some of the squishiest ever! It’s comparable to the well loved Vixen Vixskin but the texture lacks the tacky quality that Vixskin can sometimes have.2 Instead the surface is a little more rubbery than totally skin like, my partner said it’s a lot like some stretchy Ninja Turtle toys he had as a kid, and, by the way, it is delightfully stretchy and malleable. It’s like my very own penis shaped stress toy, and you can rest assured that it is also quite durable. If it was going to tear from squishing, stretching, and general fondling mine would have been long broken by now.

Deciding on my Shilo was an interesting experience for me, I’ve obviously picked out dildos before, and even realistic ones, but since this is a toy that is designed specifically to be used for packing, I wasn’t picking out just any cock. I was picking out mycock. I’ll admit, I was a bit disappointed that there weren’t more style options, but the company is still fairly new and I’m sure the line will expand as the company grows. They’re already adding more skin tones, more whimsical colors, and have developed Mason, Shilo’s longer counterpart, so I’m sure there’s even more on the way. I’ll admit, I wasn’t even a big fan of Shilo’s shape when I first saw it, I figured the head would be great for G-spotting, but I thought it’s appearance was a little weird, I drawn to it for how it worked, not how it looked. There's more...

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Posted on July 23, 2014 and filed under dildo, new york toy collective, packer, silicone.

Dangerous Lilly - Vixen Medium Realistic Bent vs VixSkin Tex

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The Medium Realistic Bent and Vixskin Tex are the same size, length and design – modeled after an average-sized cock with foreskin. The only difference between the two is that one is dual-density Vixskin and comes only in flesh tones, while the other is more firm and comes in colors like black and a gorgeous purple. I’m not a fan of super-realistic dildos, but the realistic design squick can be offset for me with non-realistic color options, hence why I chose the Medium Realistic Bent as my single-density Vixen to try out.

Probably the only real issue I have with these two dildos is the length. It would be a great addition to a harness for thinner build people, but from my experience larger people need a dildo that is a little longer. I carry a lot of weight in my midsection and it can interfere with a harness dildo of this length. For solo play the length also bothers me due to my build and lack of extreme flexibility. I need something that is curved like the Pure WandComet Wandor Nobessence Seduction or a dildo with a longer handle.  Even the Tantus Cush O2 is easier for me to use simply because the overall length is greater; even though I can’t use all of the length for penetration it gives me something to hold on to. The same could be said of the Raptor XL.

Some silicone attracts fur and dust like crazy; the Vixens are some of the worst. Vixskin, for me, is harder to clean and keep clean than even Tantus O2 material. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t always get it totally clean – I kinda resigned myself to the fact that a few stray cat hairs were going to end up in my vagina. But the Vixskin certainly does feel realistic; I almost couldn’t tell the difference under clothing between my husband’s bio cock and a Vixskin dildo. There's more...

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Posted on July 16, 2014 and filed under dildo, silicone, vixen.