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Posted on January 1, 2018 .

Erocentric Reviews The Blush Novelties Luxe Mio Silicone Dildo

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When looking through my collection of sex toys, the Luxe Mio dildo by Blush Novelties practically screams “one of these things is not like the others.”

It’s a short & squat little object, vaguely phallic and seemingly designed more for its girth than anything else. Rather than being curved for precise G-spot stimulation, the entire dildo tilts upward, ending with a pronounced ridge & wide, flattened head that will press or rub against the front wall of the vagina during use. Although the girth-focused design may be intimidating for some, the tip is nicely tapered to make initial insertion easier. And with a slight decrease in diameter near the base of the toy, the shape actually reminds me more of a vaginal plug than a dildo.

The Mio measures approximately 6″ on its longest side, leaving about 5.5″ of insertable length after accounting for the circular, suction cup base. (I’ve had mixed results with the suction cup, but the base itself does make the toy both anal safe & harness compatible.) With a 1.8″ diameter at its widest point, the Luxe Mio is the most girthy toy that I own — not counting the Traz Rhino Genesis, which only got used for my review.

So why did I, someone whose body is unskilled in the ways of girth, request that SheVibe send this item in exchange for an honest, unbiased review? For one, I have my eye set on a certain breath-takingly beautiful toy that sports a somewhat similar shape and a full 2″ diameter. (In other words: vagina training.) But also, the Luxe Mio is only $26.99! And as I stated in my review for the NS Novelties Colours Pleasure dildo, I am extremely passionate about finding affordable, nonporous & body safe sex toys that I can recommend to my readers — even if the manufacturer is also still creating items of a porous & generally questionable nature.

Blush Novelties advertises the Luxe Mio as being “pure silicone” and the flame-test does appear to confirm that. It is, however, the firmest & most unrelenting silicone dildo that I have ever felt. Seriously. This toy offers almost zero flexibility or squish. The surface is matte & velvety soft to the touch, rarely attracting dust, hair, or lint — but causing a bit of drag unless well-lubricated. There is a divot in the tip (where the urethra would be), which is a mild cleaning annoyance that serves no discernible purpose. There is also a visible seam that runs vertically down the middle of the toy, but I have never found either of these things to be noticeable during use. There's more...

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Posted on January 17, 2016 and filed under dildo, silicone.

Beck And Her Kinks Reviews The Silicone Love Rider Stimulator

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Whenever I browse for new products to review, I usually start by looking for something I know my readers would want to hear about. When I noticed the Cal Exotics Love Rider Stimulator,  I knew I wanted to review it. SheVibe was generous enough to send it free of charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased experience within this review.

Shipping from SheVibe is always discreet. The items come packaged in a priority mail box and wrapped with packing paper. The packaging for the Love Rider Stimulator is nothing fancy, which I didn’t expect from Cal Exotics and the price tag anyhow. It’s the typical clear plastic box. The box opens on the side and out slides a plastic sleeve that holds your toy in place. The packaging isn’t good for long-term storage and is somewhat bulky. You’d be best storing the Love Rider Stimulator in a Ziploc bag or toy pouch if you could find one that accommodates this size.

The Cal Exotics Love Rider Stimulator is made of Cal Exotics silicone. It’s labeled with Cal Exotics “Safe and Pure” logo which means it meets the standard of having less than 0.01% phthalates. The packaging states that this is pure silicone and I would have to agree since it passed the flame test. Cal Exotics describe the silicone of the Love Rider Stimulator as being silky smooth, unscented, and having a satin finish. The silicone is nice to the touch. I wouldn’t exactly call is a satin finish. I’d say that it was an attempt, but still have too much drag to be satiny soft or silky smooth. As for the unscented part, I don’t smell anything. Cleaning options for the Love Rider Stimulator include dish washer, boiling, toy cleaners, 10% bleach solutions, and antibacterial soap.

The Love Rider Stimulator is what is called a strapless strap-on. An oxymoron name, huh? I’m not sure why they haven’t come up with a better name for them. Anyhow, a strapless strap-on refers to a dildo that has two ends: one that is inserted into the wearer and the other is the shaft. The wearer needs to have good muscle strength within their pelvic region in order to hold onto this end of the dildo. The shape of these ends vary, but they usually are either shaped like a thumb, butt plug with a slender neck, or a bulb with a slender neck. The Love Rider Stimulator’s has a butt plug looking end that is followed by a short and slender neck that curves into the shaft. Along the top of the shaft is a ridge of texture. The shaft gradually increases in girth before you reach the “head” area. The “head” is slightly tilted upright in order to provide G-spot/P-spot stimulation.The entire toy is outlined with a faint seam, which Cal Exotics likes to call “virtually seamless”. This annoys me because the seams vary. You can have two of the same identical products where one has almost no seam while another has a sharp seam. I do find that mine is very faint everywhere, but the underside of the shaft. There's more...

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Posted on January 13, 2016 and filed under cal exotic, dildo, silicone, strap-on harness.

Dangerous Lilly Reviews The Womanizer

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I’ve used The Womanizer more, and in various ways, since I first spoke about it; I haven’t learned much, honestly. Yet I still named it one of the Best Sex Toys of 2015 because I like it that damn much. I’m gonna just write about it and apologize. I feel like I’ve failed you, readers. I still haven’t figured out what makes me like the Womanizer so much. I still haven’t figured out who will love it and who will hate it. I have discovered what happens when you (as I warned against) use it during your period. I’ve resisted the temptation to crack the fucker open like a lobster. So hey, let’s just get on with The Most Useless Review I’ve Ever Written.

That really boosted your confidence in me, eh?

Some Strong Opinions and Theories

There’s really only one question I think I can answer. Someone asked me a few weeks ago if I thought that the Womanizer could be shared/swapped/regifted/whatever to a friend with whom you’re not fluid-bonded. At first I said no. But after using it accidentally while I was spotting (I didn’t realize I was bleeding, or I wouldn’t have used it) I understand where the fluid goes and where it doesn’t. The silicone nozzle head extends fully inside the suction cavity and I think I feel pretty safe in saying if you clean the outside of it well, it’s safe to share. They do give you two silicone nozzles. Maybe they understand that you’d want to share with your bestie?

I was also right about telling you not to use this when you’re bleeding. I was only mildly spotting and it showed me where fluid gets trapped. Right in those goddamn seams I bitched about. I’m going to have to repurpose a toothbrush just for Womanizer cleaning. Until they revamp this design they should include a little crevice cleaning tool.

Some have said that this technology seems to be too similar to those blackhead suckers, that it must be one of those (modified). I’ve never owned one of those but I feel pretty damn confident that they’d have to have a fuck ton more suction than the Womanizer does. In fact….I’m actually not sure there’s ANY suction.  I put this up against my lower lip where I could be certain it has a seal and concentrated on the sensations. It’s like a teeny tiny finger is lightly, quickly tapping on me. When I increase it, the tapping is more intense and faster still. A seal needs to happen to get this action going but I’m not sure it’s actually suction. In fact when I have it on “high” and have it up to my mouth I can feel air coming *out* of it, not being sucked in. The only thing on the Womanizer site2 that makes me think “suction” is the little illustration in their video. But they don’t say “suction” on the website, they say “pleasure air technology”.  Let’s imagine we’re in the bathtub. We have the tiniest itsiest weeniest little Barbie-dream-house-sized shower head. Yes, shower head. On jet pulse mode. Tiny, concentrated, under-the-water sensations. Near your clitoris, not directly on. That’s the Womanizer. That, folks, is the best damn comparison I can come up with for you.

And I’m not really sure there’s any true vibration, either, because I feel nothing on any part of the toy. I can hold my fingers against the silicone nozzle and feel nothing like vibrations. Whatever this little machine is doing it is unlike anything on the market, and I feel like that’s the first time I can really say that and think it’s a good thing.  Given what I’m feeling I’m even more shocked that this thing works for me, and works so well. It truly must be made of magic. Also? I’ve never had to fucking analyze a sex toy like this. Usually I pull out 4-7 others, turn em on, shove them against various parts of my body, compare intensity and buzz vs. rumble and bing bang boom there ya have it. Hell with most vibrators I can tell you within 1 minute of turning it on and holding it in my hand if it’s going to work for me or not. There's more...

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Posted on January 8, 2016 and filed under vibrator, womanizer.

Of Sex And Love Reviews The Ooh What Happens In Vegas Kit

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More often than not, when a company tries to do something new, I am not impressed. Especially when the resulting product is trying to do too many things at once. There’s a reason why rabbit vibes are either loved or hated: it’s really difficult to do multiple things right simultaneously.

I’ve also had a luke-warm relationship with JeJoue in the past. The only thing I’ve really liked from this company is Sasi, which is now discontinued, and mine never quite worked right, anyway.

So I cannot begin to express how excited I am that JeJoue has finally mastered the dual-purpose motor/vibrator attachment toys in a way that every.other.company has thus far managed to fuck up. 

I have never liked inserting the tiny bullets into Tantus dildos. I didn’t have any interest in the Rocks Off Bullet and compatible attachments. Fun Factory has a rechargeable bullet that I might like, but I’m hesitant to try. I turned up my nose at We-Vibe’s pleasure mates. So I’m not exactly sure what made me decide to ask for the Ooh by Je Joue What Happens In Vegas Kit from SheVibe, but I am glad.

Let me say, though, this naming sucks. It’s long and bulky and confusing. But that’s totally irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

So this kit is two attachments — cock ring and insertable vibrator — along with a motor that can be used with either. It can also be used with a clitoral attachment called the Pebble, which even comes in bright yellow! You don’t get to choose colors in the kits, though, but you do get to choose which toys you’d like. There’s a kit with the internal and clitoral vibrator attachments, or you can get the cock ring and the clitoral attachment in a kit together. Each of the attachments can be purchased separately from SheVibe, but you’ll need a kit to get the first motor. There's  more...

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Posted on December 31, 2015 and filed under je joue, silicone, vibrator.

Dangerous Lilly Reviews L'Amourose Prism V & VII Vibrators

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L’amourose, one of my favorite newer companies, came out with two new vibrators that were created to address complaints/issues people have with the Black Diamond line (which includes my beloved Rosa Rouge and Denia). Since the L’amourose Prism V and Prism VII are so similar I’ve decided to combine the reviews into one. I was lucky enough to get the Azure Blue Prism VII from L’amourose and the Sky Blue Prism V from SheVibe, both in exchange for my brutally honest review. And I’ll tell you right now – I’m very much in love with one of them. I’m now at the point in my sex toy collection where three of my top five vibrators are all the same brand, which I never thought would happen. Also can I just mention how thrilled I am that in 2015, I really feel like some sex toy companies finally get it, finally understand the beauty of the truly rumbly vibrator?

L’amourose Prism VII – What is this really FOR?

For as much as I love the Denia – for it’s flex, it’s power, it’s rumble – I’m “meh” on the L’amourose Prism VII. The nub on the Prism VII is supposed to be a clitoral arm but I think instead it makes for a decent anal-safe “barrier” rather than clitoral contact (unless your clitoris is located very close to your vaginal opening). Why? Because it doesn’t reach my clitoris at ALL. It’s short and the clitoral motor is so weak and buzzy that it doesn’t do anything at all. I’ll stick with my Denia for dual-stimulation rabbit style vibrators. But you know…I kinda feel like the Prism VII could make a great prostate vibrator. I feel that the clitoral “thorn” is enough of a safety feature and the Prism vs the Rosa provides the pressure on the prostate that some people need. 

L’amourose Prism V – Why it’s the best g-spot vibrator I now own

Remember how much I loved the Rosa Rouge? I mean I still love it, don’t get me wrong. I really do. The Prism V has actually taught me that the biggest reason I love the Rosa Rouge is for external stimulation and yeah, I do need the heat to bring in extra blood flow to the genitals. But we’re talking about the Prism V right now and how much I fucking love it. The shapely body and perfect head provide as much pressure as I could ever want on my g-spot combined with the same powerful rumbles as the Rosa Rouge. I had a three-way competition going between the Je Joue Uma and Lelo Mona 2 and the L’amourose Prism V and a clear winner was evident right away: The head on the L’amourose Prism V is fucking perfect. Perfect. L’amourose Prism V isn’t for size queens; it’s about 1.3″ wide (max), and I have no idea why it feels so very much more comfortable when inserted vs the Lelo Mona 2 – they’re the same max width. But I think it’s down to the shape. Did I mention I think it’s perfect? There's more...

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under l'amourose, silicone, vibrator.

VIVA LA SEXY REVIEWS THE FUN FACTORY MISS BI VIBRATOR

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I am beyond excited to tell you all about the Fun Factory Miss Bi. It’s a dual stimulation (a.k.a rabbit) vibrator that’s a perfect shape and size for me and is incredibly strong and rumbly.

A problem a lot of people have with dual stimulation vibes is that the clitoral arm never reaches their clitoris, or it just doesn’t line up right. Kind of a big deal. The shaft on the Miss Bi is shorter than most (a little over 3 inches), and the clitoral arm is quite flexible and extends at a reasonable angle and distance which helps to correct those issues for many people (including me).

The Fun Factory Miss Bi is one of the most well designed dual stim vibes I’ve seen. However, it’s not going to work well with everyone’s anatomy, because when it’s a one-size-fits-all type of thing that’s unfortunately bound to happen.

So let’s talk about the clitoral arm.

The clitoral arm is broad and thick, unlike the literal rabbit style arm that many dual stim vibrators have. I would describe its vibration as being more buzzy than rumbly but it’s not buzzy in a way that’s annoying or uncomfortable to me. It helps that the rumbly vibrations of the shaft carry into the arm, making it feel stronger.

Usually I want more pressure on my clitoris than the clitoral arm on the Miss Bi can provide, but thanks to the loop in the handle and flexibility of the arm it’s not difficult or uncomfortable for me to hold it down with my thumb.1 Since I sometimes struggle with inserting toys vaginally, I was afraid the arm wouldn’t reach while I warm myself up with some shallow penetration. But I was wrong. I can position it in a way so that I can still enjoy the dual stim while I do that. I have to hold the arm down more when I do it, but like I said, the design of the toy makes it comfortable for me to do that.

Is the clitoral arm strong enough to get me to orgasm? No. But that’s okay with me, for reasons I’ll get to once I’ve described the goodness that is the shaft -There's more...

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Posted on December 23, 2015 and filed under fun factory, silicone, vibrator.

Reviews By A Nerd - The Dorcel Real Double Do Silicone Dildo

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The Dorcel Real Double Do dildo is a affordable double sided dildo, seriously it’s only $50! That’s an amazing deal for a silicone dildo, let alone a silicone double sided dildo. You can use it solo or with a partner. I’ve only ever used it by myself, but this toy would be really fun to use with someone else! When using it solo, it’s possible to be able to use it anally and vaginally at the same time, but it might take a little bit of effort since the silicone is pretty firm.

Material/Texture/Firmness:

This dildo is made out of silicone. Silicone is great because it’s body safe, water proof, phthalate free among other things! The texture on this toy feels great. You get two different sensations since each side has different texture. One side has three ridges under the head and the other side doesn’t have any texture under the head. There is a bit of vein detailing on the botom half of the dildo. The firmness of this toy is pretty firm, I would compare it to Tantus firm. With that being said, it is bendable enough to be able to use it for double penetration.

Design/Shape/Size:

The design of the Dorcel Real Double Do dildo is a double sided dildo with both sides being realistic looking. So, if realistic looking dildos aren’t really your thing, you might not like this one. There is a slight seam that goes from one side to the other. It doesn’t bother me and you can’t really feel it, but you can see it in photos. There’s a head on each side with a bit of texture covering most of the shaft. The dildo has a total length of 16.5 inches and the largest diameter is 1.5 inches. The side with no texture under the head is slightly smaller then the other side. I received mine in a bright pink color, but it also comes in black. There's more...

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Posted on November 12, 2015 and filed under dildo, silicone, dorcel.

Aerie's Room Reviews The Shilo Pack And Play Silicone Dildo

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The New York Toy Collective Shilo has become my #1 favorite silicone dildo.

The toy’s bright, beautiful tie-dyed lime and turquoise create the most amazingly delicious dildo color combo I’ve laid eyes on. But besides its handsome good looks, Shilo is the dildo I very frequently reach for when it’s orgasm time.

Why is it so good?

Squishy Excellentness

Shilo is crafted from a very soft, pliable, flexible silicone, with a strong bendable core. The squish level of the silicone paired with toy’s girth gives me the feeling of fullness I love, without being bulky or uncomfortable. Shilo also features a large pronounced head, which is perfectly shaped and sized for massaging my G-spot with every thrust.

I’m personally not a fan of glossy silicone – I find Shilo’s subtle matte texture feels more realistic, creating a pleasurable drag to the surface during use. Because of this subtle texture, I can feel each stroke of the dildo inside of me. With many dildos, my thrusting tends to be shallow, since I often prefer slow grinding motions (especially with girthy toys). When I use Shilo, I’ve found I vary my thrusting motions more. To me, longer strokes with Shilo are immensely pleasurable, in comparison to longer strokes with a good amount of other dildos I’ve used.

The one and only negative I’ve found with Shilo is that this dildo consumes lube at an alarming rate – something I’ve found is common with the similarly realistic-feeling VixSkin silicone as well. So just make sure your lube bottle is at-the-ready.

Bendy Wonderfulness

Shilo is designed as a “Pack and Play” dildo, meaning the bendable core is in part meant for harnessing the dildo and tucking it away in your pants, ready at any moment to whip it out for fucking. As a skinny 5-foot tall person, I wouldn’t be able to pack Shilo unless I wanted a very obviously ENORMOUS bulge in my pants, so I can’t speak much to this function, but others have applauded its Pack and Play abilities.

For me, the strong, bendable wire core allows for in-the-moment customization, to get the perfect angle for whatever you need. Lying down flat and wanting the base to curve toward you for an easy masturbation handle? Yep. Going at it reverse cowgirl on a Liberator Wing, needing a dildo that bends backwards? Check. More comfortable positioning during strap-on play with a partner? Totally! There's more...

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Posted on November 10, 2015 and filed under dildo, new york toy collective, packer, silicone.

The Redhead Bedhead Reviews The Nobessence Romp Dildo

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I’m going to start this off in a way that I would generally discourage reviewers from opening a write up of any product, here goes: I’m not really into butt toys, they just aren’t my thing I tend to like the beginner ones and the pretty ones and I don’t consider myself particularly knowledgeable about any of them. For that I defer to Lorax.

So, with all that being true, what in the name of Crista Anne’s rainbow tap-dancing dildo gods possessed me to request the Nobessence Romp to review? Well, I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Nobessence toys. so far their Fling and Seduction have appeared respectively on my 2013 and 2014 sex toy word on the street is that this toy is the butt whisperer, a piece that can make even toy resistant bums purr… Also, it’s freaking gorgeous! So the lovelies over at SheVibe sent me the Romp and I gave it a whirl.

Before we go any further I’ll stop and address the question I know comes up whenever we deal with wood toys:

 “Won’t it give me splinters?!”

Short answer: Of course not! Why would anyone buy such a thing?! Long answer: A quality wooden sex toy (such as, well, anything from Nobessence) will be sanded, finished and sealed in a body safe way (Nobessence uses something called Lubrosity™. There’s so much more to say about this but I’d rather move on to the fun stuff so I’ll hand it off to the amazing Dangerous Lilly, go read what she has to say:

Wood Sex Toys: An Introduction by Dangerous Lilly

Okay,  now that that’s done, let’s talk about using the Romp, which I will henceforth refer to as “Romp-ing!”

Vaginal Romp-ing!– Even though I generally think of it as an anal toy folks always say that it works fabulously for g-spot stimulation during cunnilingus. Now I’m not besties with my g-spot but I decided to give it a go before using it anally. So, it felt good (bear in mind that this is where I come down on g-spot stuff.. for me it feels like there’s an area where stuff feels niceand then some parts that feel annoying- no big bang amazing spot though) but logistically we couldn’t find an angle/position that hit things right and allowed cunnilingus to continue unimpeded. That’s fine though because the best was yet to come.

Anal Romp-ing!– A few days later, on my own, I decided to use the Romp anally. I had never been worried about size even though I tend to stick to smaller things (like my beloved Bootie) but suddenly as I went to insert it, the Romp seemed a bit big… There's more...

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Posted on November 9, 2015 and filed under anal toy, nobessence, wood.