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Happy Rabbit G-Spot and Realistic Rabbit Vibrators.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #15

Happy Rabbit G-Spot and Realistic Rabbit Vibrators

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This review contains affiliate links.

I looked for my first rabbit vibrator for a long time. Probably too long. Honestly, I felt overwhelmed because there are so many options. All I knew was that I wanted a body safe, rechargeable, waterproof rabbit vibe that didn’t cost a fortune. I didn’t care if it thrusted or had rotating beads, but I worried that I was still expecting too much. Well, until I found Lovehoney’s Happy Rabbits.

     The only time another person bought me a sex toy was when I got my Happy Rabbit Realistic Rabbit Vibrator. Long story short: I have an Amazon Wish List linked to my Sex Forums profile, and I add to it only items that cost $20 or less because the idea of a kind stranger/admirer buying me a gift turns me on, but I feel uncomfortable about that gift being expensive. Well, this friend – a man more than twice my age – noticed my struggle to decide on a rabbit vibe. He was looking for a rabbit for his wife and took interest in my dilemma. Once I decided, he sent me a personal message offering to buy it for me to “show his gratitude” for my presence on the site and, I assume, for making public my quest to find the perfect rabbit for me. I naturally expressed uncertainty at first because although I think the price is reasonable, this toy costs more than my $20 limit. Lovehoney sells upgraded versions of their Happy Rabbits for $79.99. He assured me that he wasn’t concerned about the price. Even so, I found my Happy Rabbit on Amazon for a lower price¹, and we agreed. I felt flattered and excited. I hoped to write a positive review to show my friend that I appreciated his gift. I won my Happy Rabbit G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator in Lady Cheeky’s huge Valentine’s Day giveaway last year.

     At the time, Lovehoney offered three Happy Rabbits: the G-Spot, which has a bulbous, rounded tip; the Natural, which is softly tapered at the tip but still has a curved shaft; and the Realistic, which has the most phallic shape of the three. I chose the Realistic because I liked its shape the best, and the shape is the only difference between my two Happy Rabbits. The G-Spot definitely tugs at my pubic bone more than the Realistic does.

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     The upgraded versions of the G-Spot and the Natural boast 150% more power and 15 vibration options. The upgraded rabbit arm has a slightly different shape.

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     Plus, they’re now USB rechargeable. They’re still silicone and waterproof, but they have only two motors, which doesn’t seem like an upgrade. For Fifty Shades of Grey fans, Lovehoney offers the Happy Rabbit G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator’s shape combined with the branding of their Fifty Shades of Grey: The Official Pleasure Collection line of toys in the Fifty Shades of Grey Greedy Girl G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator.

     The packaging is tasteful but not discreet. There is a huge picture of the vibrator on the outer sleeve. Under the sleeve is a sturdy box, which contains the vibrator, charger, storage pouch, and instruction booklet on top of a plastic tray.

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     Because the toy comes with a storage pouch, I don’t use the box for storage. It’s too bulky.

     My Happy Rabbit Realistic Rabbit Vibrator was the perfect choice for me. I think it’s absolutely worth the full retail price. Even my original version is rechargeable. The indicator light changes color from red to orange to yellow to green while the toy charges. It’s fully charged when the light is green.

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     It’s not just waterproof; it’s submersible waterproof².

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     This rabbit is silicone and ABS plastic, but I can’t boil it to sanitize it because it has three motors³. Instead, I clean it using soap and water, toy cleaner, wet wipes, or a 10% bleach solution. However, I let it air dry because drying it with a towel leaves fuzz behind. It comes with a storage pouch and has three constant vibration speeds, including in the rabbit arm, and two patterns of vibration in the shaft only for a total of five options. The patterns in the shaft are interesting because the shaft contains two motors. The second pattern is a pulsating that alternates between the two motors. The vibrations are powerful enough to make water-based lube bead on the shaft, and they’re definitely on the rumbly side. I love the feeling of the first pattern thrumming inside me. Two buttons make for easy operation, even for a beginner. The base is a great place to hold the toy during use, and the buttons are easily accessible. The long button controls the shaft while the small, round button controls the rabbit arm.

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     Just press the button to turn the motor(s) on, press it to cycle through the vibration options, and hold it down to turn the motor(s) off. The toy starts on whatever settings it was on when it was last turned off. These vibrators are really quiet. Lovehoney’s Happy Rabbits aren’t as travel friendly as they could be because they don’t have a travel lock. It has 5″ of insertable length – I only use about 3.5″ – and 5″ of girth at its widest point, and I love its size.

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     It’s filling without being difficult to insert, so I don’t need to warm up before I use it, and the rounded head isn’t uncomfortable against my cervix while the rabbit ears are super flexible.

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     Luckily, this particular rabbit vibe is perfect for my anatomy. The rabbit ears are the right distance from the shaft to touch my clitoris in an exact way when the shaft is in my vagina. I usually reach orgasm using a pattern internally with one rabbit ear on each side of my clit. I like to either rock the toy up and down inside me or back and forth so that the rabbit ears brush against my clit from side to side or use a very shallow thrusting motion.

Rabbit vibrator tip:

     While choosing a rabbit vibrator, I learned that it’s a pretty subjective and personal choice. I chose this rabbit vibe over other options because it offers the best combination of features for me. There are a ton of options, and I highly recommend taking the time to carefully consider the features of each potential purchase. Make a wise decision based on which option has the most desired features to offer. I love that this one is rechargeable because I intended to use it a lot. The three motors impressed me, and the vibrations are powerful enough for me to reach satisfying orgasms. I love the shape with its phallic head. I understood the appeal of cock-shaped toys after buying my first realistic dildo. The size is perfect for me. If I had to choose, I prefer girth over length because I want to feel full and a bit stretched but not poked, and I don’t like cervical stimulation. I wanted a body-safe toy, and all of the Happy Rabbit vibrators are body-safe silicone. I didn’t want a glass rabbit for my first rabbit vibrator experience because glass is hard and unforgiving. Silicone has squish and flexibility. It’s waterproof (read: easy to clean), comes with a storage pouch, and fits my anatomy at a reasonable price. Pinch me!

     However, my experience isn’t universal. I can’t guarantee that someone else would love this particular rabbit vibrator as much as I do. Things to consider before buying a rabbit vibrator include:

  • How it works – Is it rechargeable or battery-powered? If it’s not rechargeable, what kind of batteries does it run on? I hate watch batteries. For toys that see regular use, I’d recommend something rechargeable. Is it easy to use? How many buttons does it have?
  • Power – Consider buzzy vs. rumbly vibrations. Is there more than one speed setting? Does the toy offer vibration patterns? Some people need constant vibration while others prefer the variety that patterns provide. On the other hand, are there so many options that they’re overwhelming?
  • Size, shape, and texture – These features are extremely subjective and based on a person’s preferences when it comes to length and girth as well as whether or not they enjoy the sensation of texture and how much. Know what to look for. I know that I like a shorter or an average length between 4″ and 7″ with a diameter between 1.5″ and 2″ to give me the full, slightly stretched feeling I crave. I love cock-shaped toys and toys with a prominent head that pops when I thrust while some people prefer toys that don’t have a realistic shape. Texture I can take or leave. If a toy I buy has texture, I like some texture but not a lot. Just enough to make the sensations interesting.
  • Anatomy – The biggest complaint about rabbit vibrators is that they don’t fit everyone’s anatomy. If the distance between the shaft and the rabbit arm puts them too close together or leaves too much space between them, then hitting the right spots is difficult. Is the rabbit arm long enough with the shaft inserted? Does any part of the toy jab, stab, or poke?
  • Material – Body-safe materials are a requirement. I don’t compromise on this point, and I don’t think anyone else should either. However, there are other considerations when it comes to material. Is the toy soft or hard? How customizable is it? Is it nonporous? Color seems superficial, but it’s an important consideration for some people. Color wasn’t one of my primary considerations, but purple is my favorite color.
  • Care and cleaning – Is it splashproof, waterproof, or submersible? Some toys aren’t even splashproof. How much effort will cleaning require? Can I sanitize it and/or share it with a partner? A vibrator has a motor and therefore isn’t dishwasher safe and won’t survive boiling.
  • Price – This point is self-explanatory, but most people are on a budget, so it’s important to consider how much a toy costs. Where’s the value for money? Try to get as many desirable features as possible for the lowest price. I definitely recommend comparison shopping.
  • Additional features – Does it come with a storage pouch? Does it have a travel lock? These features aren’t necessary for the toy to function properly or for me to enjoy it, but they’re nice to have.

Pros:

  • The Happy Rabbit Realistic Rabbit Vibrator has the most phallic shape of the three Happy Rabbits, which I like, but there are two other Happy Rabbits that offer different shapes.
  • This vibrator is silicone with an ABS plastic base. Both of those materials are body safe.
  • This toy comes with a storage pouch.
  • I’d definitely recommend this rabbit vibe for beginners. It’s a good size for most people. The three motors are powerful, and this toy offers both constant vibration and patterns. It’s easy to operate with just two buttons.
  • I have independent control over the shaft and rabbit arm.
  • The rabbit arm has three vibration speeds.
  • This particular rabbit fits my anatomy perfectly.
  • It’s rechargeable.
  • It’s submersible.
  • It’s quiet.
  • It’s affordable without being cheap.

Cons:

  • Enjoyment of rabbit vibrators is subjective, and no rabbit will fit everyone’s anatomy.
  • I recommend using only water-based lubricants with this toy.
  • Lovehoney’s Happy Rabbits don’t have a travel lock.

Rating:  9.5/10

¹Although I recommend avoiding buying sex toys on Amazon, I’m guilty of doing it myself.

²The Lovehoney Web site says it’s submersible while the instruction booklet says it’s only splashproof, so I asked Lovehoney for clarification. They reassured me that the information on their site is accurate.

³Three! Two are in the shaft – one near the base and one near the tip – and the third one is in the rabbit arm.

Anal Fantasy Collection Elite Vibro Balls.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #14

Anal Fantasy Collection Elite Vibro Balls

This review contains affiliate links.

I put off writing this review for months. It was partially a matter of life getting in the way. I blog as a hobby, and I haven’t made any money from affiliate programs yet, so I have a full-time day job. The holidays are the busiest time of year where I work, so I worked a lot of mandatory overtime and didn’t have time for much else. I was also pretty depressed. It took all of my energy some days to force myself to get out of bed and go to work. My fiancé and I didn’t have sex between September and December. Plus, I’m honestly just not excited about this toy.

     I’m reviewing the Elite Vibro Balls from Pipedream’s Anal Fantasy Collection. It’s no secret that Pipedream hasn’t done their reputation any favors with the recent release of their J-Law Hacked Love Doll that capitalizes on the leak of Jennifer Lawrence’s private photos last year. I’m not in any way defending Pipedream, and this review – like all of my reviews – will reflect my honest opinions about the Elite Vibro Balls based on my experiences.

     The Elite Vibro Balls and all Anal Fantasy Collection toys are part of a kit that contains the toy itself, two black finger condoms, one Moist Anal Lube Insertz, one Anal Eaze desensitizing cream Insertz, and a small bottle of Refresh Toy Cleaner.

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     However, this photo of my obviously broken Elite Vibro Balls shows what I had left when I took pictures for this review. I promise to explain later.

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     This toy is essentially two large anal beads connected by a stretchy, flexible silicone cord, but there are inner balls that freely roll around inside the beads. The feeling of shaking them in my hand feels much like my LELO LUNA Beads Mini, but the sensation isn’t as strong. I don’t know if maybe the inner balls of the Elite Vibro Balls have a coating or are too big. The rattle of the Elite Vibro Balls definitely isn’t as loud as my LUNA Beads Mini. They don’t feel as heavy, even though both toys’ inner balls are metal. They also don’t provide the more powerful vibration of my LUNA Beads Mini. I wouldn’t recommend using this toy as Kegel balls mainly because of their size. They’re too big to fit comfortably, and the cord is too long, so they easily fall out of my vagina. The Elite Vibro Balls aren’t effective as Kegel balls, but that’s not their intended purpose. I only tried it because I was curious.

     As anal beads, I wouldn’t recommend this toy for beginners. While the balls aren’t huge, there are smaller ones out there for people who have literally never engaged in any type of anal play with toys before. I used plenty of lube and was able to fully insert the toy on the second try. I recommend using a thicker water-based lube for anal play with silicone toys. The part of the cord that connects the two balls is a bit long, so I had a hard time inserting the second ball because the cord got in the way. I inserted the first ball, and I had to wiggle to cord deeper until the second ball touched my body before I could insert the second ball. They feel pleasantly filling, and I really enjoyed gently tugging on the retrieval loop while I rubbed circles over my clitoris with my finger. A dildo in my vagina at the same time makes the Elite Vibro Balls feel even more filling, and the external stimulation around my anus made my orgasm more powerful. The entire outside of the Elite Vibro Balls is nonporous, body safe silicone, which is easy to clean. I recommend boiling this toy to sanitize it, which is possible because it doesn’t have a motor. Other cleaning options are soap and water, a 10% bleach solution, and toy cleaner or wet wipes.

     There are a couple of things about this toy that I don’t like. First, the vibration of the inner balls is dull. With the toy inserted, I can’t feel the movement of the inner balls at all. All I feel is the size of the balls, and even tugging on the retrieval loop doesn’t enhance the vibration. Maybe the vibration would be more noticeable with smaller or heavier inner balls. The main thing I don’t like is the cord. As I said, the part that connects the two beads is too long. Well, the part with the retrieval loop is too short.

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     With both Elite Vibro Balls inside me, the base of the retrieval cord presses against my anus, and it’s so small and flexible that I worried about losing the loop and the toy in my ass. I figured out that I enjoyed tugging on the cord because I was only comfortable using the toy if I kept a finger in the retrieval loop the whole time. The silicone becomes very slippery when it’s covered in lube, and the cord is so stretchy that I snapped myself in the ass while removing the beads because the loop slipped off my finger. Finally, I have major concerns about the strength of the cord because it’s quite thin. I took a ball in each hand and pulled them apart, and I was able to snap the cord with my hands.

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     I don’t think this anal toy is safe for anal use. I’m going to keep the bead that’s attached to the part of the cord with the retrieval loop because I want to see if one bead works better than two as a Kegel ball, so I used scissors to cut off the little nub that was left from the broken cord.

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     I’m going to flame test the other piece of the toy.

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     When it comes to the other items in the kit, I think the finger condoms are a good idea, especially for inserting the toy when it comes to anal play and people who have vaginas. Put on the finger condom to insert the toy and take it off before touching her vagina to avoid the transfer of bacteria and prevent infections.

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     The toy cleaner is only alright. It smells like the blowing bubbles that come with a wand and foams a little, which makes it feel a bit like soap, but the toy still retained a smell after I washed it with the toy cleaner, so I ended up boiling it anyway.

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     I didn’t even try the Anal Eaze desensitizing cream Insertz. I’ve written before about why desensitizing agents and anal sex don’t mix. I threw away that piece of the kit immediately. I did try the Moist Anal Lube Insertz because it’s not a desensitizing lube, and the small tube from the kit provided enough lube for one use.

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Pros:

  • The Elite Vibro Balls are part of a convenient anal play kit that includes finger condoms, lube, and toy cleaner.
  • The two large anal beads contain inner balls that freely roll around inside them to create the vibration, which means there’s no motor. Boil this toy to sanitize it. I highly recommend sanitizing anal toys when possible.
  • The Elite Vibro Balls feel filling, and it’s possible to use this toy in addition to other toys like clit vibes or dildos.
  • This toy is body safe silicone.

Cons:

  • Pipedream continues to damage their own reputation with some of the toys they make and advertising that turns off potential customers because people perceive it as sexist or racist. Understandably, they’re a company some people don’t want to support.
  • While the Elite Vibro Balls are quiet, the vibration is dull and isn’t even noticeable with the toy inserted. I believe that either the metal inner balls have a coating or are too big to provide the space needed for them to move around.
  • Even though they’re designed much like a lot of Kegel balls, they aren’t effective as Kegel balls because they’re too big, which makes them uncomfortable, and the cord is too long, so the balls don’t stay in the vagina.
  • This toy is definitely an intermediate anal toy because it’s a little too big for a beginner or someone who has never tried any type of anal play before. It’s not a huge toy though, so it’s one someone could easily work up to.
  • The cord is absolutely awful. The part that connects the two beads is too long while the part with the retrieval loop is too short. The retrieval loop is too small and flexible and isn’t a safe base for an anal toy. The cord is very stretchy and becomes very slippery when it’s covered in lube, but it’s impossible to use this toy without getting the cord covered in lube, so I snapped myself in the ass with the cord while I was trying to remove the beads. The worst thing about the cord, however, is that I was strong enough to snap it by pulling the beads apart. An anal toy needs a stronger cord.
  • I don’t recommend even trying the Anal Eaze desensitizing cream Insertz. Anal play and desensitizing agents don’t mix, and someone who can’t feel pain as well might hurt themselves without knowing it.

Rating:  1/10

¹I’m not sure if the spelling error is on the bottle or online.

Pure Aluminium Medium Pink Vibrator.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #12

Pure Aluminium Medium Pink Vibrator

This review contains affiliate links.

In my Icicles No. 14 review, I talked about glass as a safe, versatile, beautiful sex toy material. Pipedream‘s Pure Aluminium line offers metal vibrators in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. Pipedream kindly sent me their pink Pure Aluminium vibrator in the medium size in exchange for my honest review. Unfortunately, the first one I received didn’t work, but Sabrina sent me a replacement.

     First, I want to talk about how the colors of these vibrators seem to determine their textures. Pure Aluminium vibrators are available in six colors: pink, blue, purple, black, silver, and gold. Regardless of size, the silver vibes in this line provide the least texture with their dead-straight bodies that have no curves, bulbs, ridges, or bumps. For a bit of texture that’s not overwhelming, the purple and gold vibrators take texture one step further. The purple vibes offer long, gradual curves, and the medium purple has a spherical bulb at the tip. The gold vibes have straight ridges around the shafts of their bodies and more pointed tips. For increased texture, choose a pink or black vibrator. The pink and black vibes have similar shapes, and both offer rounded ridges and bulbs of various sizes. For example, the small black has a larger bulb that makes it look much like a butt plug¹, and the medium pink – the vibrator I have – has a more realistic head. I would have a difficult time choosing between the pink and black vibrators because they’re so similar. I’d have to think hard about whether I’d prefer the larger ridges in the middle of the large black’s shaft or the fatter bulbs of the large pink. The blue vibrators provide the most texture by far. All three sizes have close, rounded ribs along the lengths of the vibrators’ bodies.

     Similarly, the vibrators’ sizes determine their exact shapes. Basically, I can tell that there’s a relationship between the pink vibrator in all three sizes – small, medium, and large. They’re related and offer the same general textural features. The differences are in the lengths and girths of the bulbs as well as where they’re located along the vibrators’ shafts. Overall, Pipedream’s Pure Aluminium line offers a lot of variety when it comes to color, size, and texture.

     People who are familiar with Pipedream’s packaging will recognize the Pure Aluminium medium pink vibrator as a Pipedream sex toy. As with Icicles No. 14, this toy arrives in a box with a magnetic flap on the front that has a satiny ribbon for a handle and opens to reveal the toy through a clear window. Thick foam – black instead of white – encases the toy and keeps it safe during transit. There are no models on the box, but the package shows pictures of the toy from various angles, which makes the packaging less discreet than it could be because it’s obvious what’s in the box. The sides of this box are metallic pink and match the vibrator inside.

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     I kept the box to store the toy between uses because it doesn’t come with a storage pouch. However, the Pure Aluminium medium pink vibrator doesn’t really need a storage pouch because the material doesn’t collect dust, lint, or other debris. It’s also strong and unlikely to break, even if I drop it.

     Aluminium is the most abundant metal on Earth. It’s body safe because it’s nonporous and resistant to corrosion, which means that it’s easy to clean with a nonabrasive soap and water and won’t rust. It’s a low-density material, so this sex toy is lighter than a stainless steel toy but still has all of the benefits of metal as a sex toy material. For example, metal sex toys are excellent for temperature play because they get very cold and very hot and hold body temperature well. Aluminium is latex- and phthalate-free. Pure Aluminium vibrators are compatible with any type of lubricant, and a small amount of lube goes a long way because these toys are mirror smooth and don’t absorb lube.

     The Pure Aluminium medium pink vibrator is very pretty indeed. I love the vibrant, metallic colors of the Pure Aluminium line. This vibe uses two AAA batteries².

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     It has three speeds and no patterns. There’s only one button, so it’s easy to use, but the only way to turn off the vibrator is by using the one button to cycle through the speeds.

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     The low and medium speed settings are on the rumblier side. The high setting feels buzzier than the other two but isn’t so buzzy that it makes my hand itch or numbs my fingers, even with my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The medium pink vibrator measures between 6-6.5″ in length and 4″ around at the widest part of the bulbs.

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     The large bulbs of the medium pink vibrator provide gentle texture. Because the bulbs are the same size (excluding the realistic head) and evenly spaced, this vibrator makes me think of anal beads³. I tend to enjoy constant vibration externally and patterns internally, so I use this vibrator externally more. My favorite way to use this vibrator is to hold it by the end with the button with the realistic head pointing toward my vaginal opening and slide the length of the vibe up and down between my labia and over my clitoris. With the vibration turned on, the bulges and dips of the shape sort of feel like a pattern. I love the wet sound that lube and air make in the specific friction of this vibrator’s shape. I’ve had some satisfying clitoral orgasms while using this vibrator. The vibration is pretty strong internally. The aluminium transfers vibration well. The only minor negative aspect of using the vibe internally is loss of texture sensation with stronger vibration. In other words, the texture becomes less noticeable as the vibration gets stronger. I remedied the loss of texture sensation by squeezing the vibrator while it was inside me. The medium speed setting is my favorite because it’s the stronger of the two rumblier speeds, and even the high speed setting is super quiet. I couldn’t hear the vibrator over the TV at normal volume. This vibrator is nearly silent. There’s a clear ring that makes it waterproof.

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     Soak it in a bowl of cool water (instead of putting it in the freezer) or warm water for temperature play. I recommend using the refrigerator instead of the freezer for safety reasons. Don’t insert a frozen sex toy. To warm Pure Aluminium vibrators, wrap the toy in a hot towel or just hold it for a few minutes. The metal is slippery when lubricated but not as slippery as glass, so the vibrator doesn’t become so slippery that it’s difficult to hold. I had Liquid Silk on the vibrator, my fingers, my vulva, and in my pubic hair and still didn’t lose my grip on the vibrator because there’s a ridge where the cap screws on. It’s also easy to clean using toy cleaner or a wet wipe or a 10% bleach solution. Because Pure Aluminium vibrators have motors, don’t put these toys in the dishwasher or boil them to clean them.

     Overall, the medium vibrators from Pipedream‘s Pure Aluminium line are great metal sex toys for beginners. They have three speeds with two settings that are rumblier and one setting that’s buzzier, so someone who’s new to vibrators in general has the opportunity to feel the difference in one toy. They’re body safe and easy to clean because they’re waterproof. The Pure Aluminium line provides a range of texture options, so someone who has never explored texture has the opportunity to find out whether or not they like texture and how much. I’d love to try a purple, black, or gold Pure Aluminium vibrator because I like texture. The silver vibrators offer no texture at all while the texture of the blue vibrators is too intense for me. Plus, buying a toy from the Pure Aluminium line costs around $50 (or less), which I think is definitely reasonable for a vibrating metal sex toy that’s waterproof. (Hint: Buy from Bondara in the UK or PinkCherry or SheVibe in the U.S. instead of Amazon.)

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Pros:

  • The Pure Aluminium line provides a range of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures that allow even beginners to choose a metal vibrator that’s right for them.
  • Aluminium is an abundant metal that’s perfect for making sex toys. Aluminium sex toys are body safe, nonporous, latex- and phthalate-free, and resistant to corrosion. Plus, aluminium is low-density, so aluminium toys are lighter than stainless steel toys.
  • Metal toys are great for temperature play.
  • This vibrator is compatible with any type of lubricant.
  • This vibrator has two rumblier vibration settings. The vibration is strong internally.
  • The medium pink vibrator has a realistic head.
  • The texture of the medium pink vibrator is noticeable and makes me think of anal beads but isn’t overwhelming.
  • It’s easy to use because there’s only one button.
  • Even on its high speed setting, this vibrator is nearly silent.
  • It’s easy to clean because it’s waterproof.

Cons:

  • Like Icicles toys, Pure Aluminium vibrators don’t come with storage pouches.
  • Medium Pure Aluminium vibes aren’t rechargeable and run on AAA batteries, but I’m glad they’re not watch batteries.
  • Clean Pure Aluminium vibrators using a nonabrasive soap.
  • Pure Aluminium vibrators offer no patterns.
  • The high speed setting is both the strongest and the buzziest.
  • I have to cycle through the speeds to turn off the vibrator.
  • Pure Aluminium vibrators aren’t safe for anal use.
  • Stronger vibration means loss of texture sensation internally.

Rating:  8.5/10

¹I would not recommend any of the Pure Aluminium vibrators for anal insertion. While a few have shapes that are similar to butt plugs, none of them have bases to prevent them from slipping all the way inside the body and getting lost.

²The small Pure Aluminium vibrators run on watch batteries, and the large Pure Aluminium vibrators run on AA batteries. I cannot recommend buying anything smaller than a medium Pure Aluminium vibrator.

³Again, do not use Pure Aluminium vibrators anally.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Lover’s Body Paint.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #11

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Lover’s Body Paint

Thinking that body paint would be a uniquely fun sex toy to use, I looked for a good body paint for a long time before I decided to try a chocolate body paint by Kama Sutra. I bought their Lover’s Body Paint in the Dark Chocolate Raspberry flavor from sextoy.com.

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     Kama Sutra makes a variety of edible and non-edible sexual enhancement products, including

Kama Sutra offers petite travel sizes as well as gift sets and collections. I have the Lover’s Chocolate Paintbox, which includes dark, milk, and white chocolate body paints, on my wish list, and I’d like to try Kama Sutra’s other chocolate flavors after using the Dark Chocolate Raspberry flavor with my fiance. I’m not a huge fan of dark chocolate but love white chocolate, so this collection should satisfy us both. I’m happy to say that Kama Sutra products are available for purchase right on their Web site now. When I bought this body paint, their site showed their selection of products, but there were no store pages, there was no shopping cart, and the prices weren’t listed.

     I like the packaging of this product. The glass jar and small paintbrush come in a sturdy cardboard sleeve. However, the jar’s label shows through the package and is plainly visible, so it could be slightly more discreet. I’m very pleased that the jar is glass instead of plastic. The lid, on the other hand, is plastic, so remove it before heating.

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     Pop the jar in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to heat the chocolate. Don’t microwave the jar for too long because the chocolate can bubble over the rim of the jar and make a mess. It’s not hard to clean up on a hard surface, so it’s not a big deal if it bubbles over the rim. It’s just a waste of body paint. I took our jar out of the refrigerator and heated it for 20 seconds, and it was hot to the touch. An alternative method for heating the body paint is placing the jar in a bowl of warm water. Just remember that the jar is glass, so it gets hot, too. Make sure the chocolate isn’t too hot before applying it to a partner’s skin to avoid burns. The body paint stays warm for maybe 15 minutes, which provides a decent amount of time to play. To avoid staining the sheets, put down a dark-colored blanket or towel that’s machine washable. The jar is a good size. A two-ounce jar costs $9-13, and one jar should provide several uses¹.  It’s even possible to travel on a plane with this product (i.e. on a honeymoon or vacation abroad, for example) because its size is within the TSA’s 3-1-1 liquids rule².

     Let’s talk about the smell and taste. It’s an edible product, so it absolutely must smell and taste appealing. This body paint smells chocolatey and slightly sweet. Both my fiance and I think it tastes better than it smells, which isn’t to say it smells bad. The Dark Chocolate Raspberry flavor is pretty accurate and slightly more accurate than the smell. The chocolate is rich and thick, and a little goes a long way. At first, we tried to use the body paint without heating it, and it was too thick to spread easily with the provided paintbrush. It was like cake frosting or icing and felt more like smearing than painting.

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     Heating the body paint melts the chocolate and makes it easy to spread. It’s nice and smooth.

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     I highly recommend only using this body paint heated. It even smells better when it’s warm.

     I’d also like to take a moment to mention the paintbrush. The handle is plastic, and it’s even textured to make it easy to hold. I’m not sure exactly what material Kama Sutra used to make the bristles.

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     Words like “supple” and “decadent” appear in product descriptions. The dry bristles feel relatively soft on fingers, but they’re stiff.

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     When I used the brush to paint the chocolate around the glans of my fiance’s penis, he said that the bristles were uncomfortable and poked and scratched his sensitive skin. To try to feel what he was feeling, I used the paintbrush to paint one of my nipples, and I didn’t feel the same poking or scratching, even though the body paint had started to dry on the bristles. Just be aware before purchasing this product that the provided paintbrush might feel rough on some people’s most sensitive areas. If the brush isn’t gentle enough, I recommend using a fluffier makeup brush or a paintbrush with bristles that are less stiff. Just don’t go back to using the brush as a makeup brush once it’s been used with the body paint. To avoid this issue completely, just use fingers instead of a brush.

Ingredients: hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, theobroma cacao (cocoa) fruit powder, alcohol dena., sucrose, elacis guineensis (palm) kernel oil, hydrogenated palm oil, non-fat dried milk/sine adipe lac, lecithin, vanillin, water/aqua, zea mays (corn) starch, gelatin, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and flavor/aroma

Product tip:

     This body paint is perishable. Refrigerate the jar after it’s open. I don’t like that there’s no expiration date on the jar. I’ve kept our open jar of body paint in the fridge for quite a long time, and I haven’t noticed any bad smell or taste, so I’m not sure how long it’s supposed to last. For multiple uses with time in between, I’d highly recommend checking this product for freshness before each use. If it seems like it’s off, don’t use it. I’ve also come to expect to see an expiration date on any quality bottle of lubricant.

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Pros:

  • The glass jar is easily heated, which makes for a better experience. Plus, the glass jar is recyclable. I think a lot of thought went into the packaging.
  • This body paint is definitely affordable. One jar provides several uses, and it won’t break the bank to buy more.
  • The chocolate is rich and thick and both smells and tastes good.
  • The textured handle of the paintbrush is easy to hold, and the bristles are easy to clean. The body paint came off both the brush and skin easily, even without soap.
  • Kama Sutra products come in various chocolate and non-chocolate flavors for sensual massage, aromatic and yummy foreplay, and a spa-like bathing experience, so they have something for everyone.
  • The body paint takes 20 seconds or less to heat and stays warm for about 15 minutes, so using this product in the moment isn’t intrusive.
  • The size of this jar of body paint is within the TSA’s 3-1-1 liquids rule.
  • Kama Sutra products are now available for purchase right on their Web site.

Cons:

  • This body paint is a perishable item. Refrigerate the jar once it’s open. There’s no expiration date on the jar.
  • The ingredients in this body paint aren’t safe for everyone. This product contains sugar and non-fat dried milk, so I strongly advise against using this body paint internally and can’t recommend it for people who are lactose intolerant.
  • The stiff bristles of the paintbrush might poke or scratch sensitive skin.
  • There’s the potential here for the body paint to stain fabrics.

Rating:  8/10

¹Unless there’s a party in your pants and everyone’s invited.

²The TSA allows 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in a carry-on bag stored inside one clear Ziploc bag that is no larger than one quart per person through the checkpoint. If in doubt, pack this jar of body paint in a checked bag.

Icicles No. 14.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #10

Icicles No. 14

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Pipedream‘s Icicles line of glass sex toys contains beautiful pieces. Glass is a wonderful sex toy material because it’s nonporous, hypoallergenic, compatible with any type of lubricant, easy to clean, and stronger than many people think it is. Many glass toys, including Icicles toys, are borosilicate glass, which is essentially Pyrex like the casserole dishes in my kitchen. Borosilicate glass is less dense than soda-lime glass, so toys made from borosilicate glass are likely less heavy than toys made from soda-lime glass. Fucking Sculptures toys are soda-lime glass. Glass toys are some of the best toys for temperature play because they become very cold and very hot. However, warm and cool soda-lime glass sex toys gradually. Be very careful when using glass toys for temperature play. To avoid injury, never freeze or boil glass toys immediately before use. Because glass is nonporous, sanitized glass sex toys are shareable. Clean glass sex toys by boiling them; wiping them down with sex toy cleaner, a wet wipe, or a 10% bleach solution; washing them with soap and water; or placing them on the top rack of the dishwasher without detergent. Although many people worry about glass sex toys breaking inside them, glass toys are actually very safe when properly taken care of. The vast majority of glass toys are solid. Be careful not to drop glass toys on a hard surface when using or cleaning them. For example, if a glass toy hits the sink during cleaning, it may crack or chip. If soda-lime glass warms or cools too quickly, the same thing might happen. Always inspect glass sex toys for damage before using them. If a glass toy shows damage like cracks or chips, don’t use it for safety reasons. When they are properly taken care of, glass sex toys can last forever.

     I bought Icicles No. 14, which is a “hand-blown” or “hand-crafted” glass toy, from eXtreme Restraints. eXtreme Restraints sells glass and steel dildos and has a small selection of Icicles toys. All Icicles toys have numbers rather than names, and there are more than 65 Icicles toys in the entire line, including realistic shapes and several glass vibrators as well as glass floggers and ball gags. Icicles No. 14 arrives in a box with a magnetic flap on the front. The flap has a satiny ribbon for a handle.

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     Underneath the flap, there is a window through which the toy shows. While there are no models on the box, there are pictures of the toy from several angles, so the packaging isn’t as discreet as it could be because it’s obvious what’s inside. This toy rests in a large block of white foam that keeps it safe in transit, and I store my Icicles No. 14 in the product box when I’m not using it.

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     Icicles No. 14 measures 5.5″ long from end to end with 3.25″ of insertable length. This toy is 5.5″ around at the bulb’s widest point with a neck that’s 3″ around and a handle that’s 2″ across.

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     Made of solid glass, this toy is everything its box says it is – elegant, luxurious, and sleek. The toy has a curve, which is great for G-spot stimulation. However, the curve of this toy isn’t as extreme as the curve of the njoy Pure Wand. Icicles No. 14 is completely seamless and incredibly slick when lubricated, so only a small amount of lube is necessary. This toy has a sizable handle, so it’s safe to use as a butt plug because it won’t get lost. In fact, I usually see Icicles No. 14 sold as a plug, even though it’s also a dildo. The only thing that surprised me was this toy’s size. My first impression was that Icicles No. 14 is quite large for a butt plug. I have a vibrating Doc Johnson butt plug that’s way smaller, and it isn’t made of solid, unforgiving glass. The photo below shows my Doc Johnson plug, Rocks-Off’s Little Cocky, and Icicles No. 14.

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     Icicles No. 14 is a substantial – but not all that heavy – toy, and I worried about anal penetration with it because of its size. The photo below provides a size comparison using common objects for people who don’t own the sex toys shown above.

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     I think this toy is great as a dildo for vaginal penetration. The box calls this toy a “hand blown glass massager,” and it doesn’t mention anal play at all, in fact. Icicles No. 14 is one of the most versatile toys I own, and I decided to start with vaginal penetration because of its size. I didn’t need to use lube because I was wet enough. Glass toys don’t tend to require much lube because the material is so smooth and doesn’t absorb lube. However, this toy is relatively girthy and gets thick fast, and I needed a few attempts to slip it inside me. I even had to spread my labia to insert it, but once this toy was inside me, it felt perfect. It fits my anatomy so well, and the hard glass provides a lovely feeling of fullness. The material doesn’t give at all, so it feels amazing to squeeze. The size of Icicles No. 14 is perfect for me to use as a dildo. The glass warms to my body temperature, and the heat feels very sexy. I love this toy’s large handle. I can fit three fingers through the handle, but only two fingers fit comfortably.

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     Not only does the handle make this toy safe to use anally, but also the toy’s curve puts the handle in a very important spot for me. With the toy inserted vaginally, I rubbed my clitoris in circles and noticed that my fingers tapped against the handle each time they came around the bottom of my clitoris. The light tapping on the handle moved the toy from side to side inside me, and the movement enhanced the pleasure I felt from touching my clitoris. I made a conscious effort to tap the handle with each circle I made over my clit.

     Although I have attempted to use this toy as a butt plug, I’ve never been able to insert it all the way. It’s just too large for me, and it’s definitely not for anal beginners. After warming up with my fingers, the Little Cocky, and a dildo, I tried to insert Icicles No. 14, and I slowly and gently pushed it almost all the way inside. I wasn’t able to fully overcome the wide bulb without feeling discomfort from the stretching, so I stopped and have accepted that I’ll likely never use this toy as a butt plug. However, as I said, I’m perfectly happy with the way Icicles No. 14 fills my vagina. It truly is a versatile toy, and I would still highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an inexpensive glass sex toy.

     Overall, Icicles No. 14 is simplistically beautiful, and I love holding it.

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     I can tell that some thought was given to the toy’s design. The handle is large, which makes the toy safe for anal insertion. It’s versatile and gender-neutral. Its size is fantastic for vaginal insertion, and the toy’s curve provides G-spot stimulation. However, this toy is large, so for people who are new to or inexperienced with anal play, I’d recommend something smaller that’s made from a less unforgiving material than glass. I love glass as a sex toy material, and this toy is a high-quality toy for a good price. To read more Icicles No. 14 reviews, visit Bean Fiddler, Sex Toy Geek, or Property Of Potter.

Pros:

  • Icicles No. 14 is borosilicate glass, so it’s nonporous, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean.
  • This toy is shareable.
  • Glass toys become very slick when lubricated, so a small amount of lube goes a long way with glass toys.
  • Glass is a great sex toy material because it’s strong, and this toy will last forever when properly cared for.
  • This toy in compatible with any type of lube.
  • Icicles No. 14, like all glass toys, is fantastic for temperature play, which adds novelty and dimension to sexual activities.
  • This toy is the perfect size for vaginal penetration. I feel slightly stretched and full when I use Icicles No. 14 as a dildo.
  • The toy’s curve provides G-spot stimulation.
  • Icicles No. 14 is one of the most versatile toys I own. Use it as a butt plug as well as a dildo.
  • For a glass toy, Icicles No. 14 isn’t expensive. I think a $25-35 price tag is definitely appropriate.

Cons:

  • The size of this toy may intimidate some people if they intend to use it as a butt plug. Its size makes it inappropriate for beginners.

Rating:  8.5/10

Glow-in-the-Dark Clone-A-Willy Vibrating Dildo Kit.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #9

Glow-in-the-Dark Clone-A-Willy Vibrating Dildo Kit

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Empire Labs started out making products for medical and prosthetic use before Hollywood realized that they could make detailed, lifelike props and use the same process for creating special effects in horror movies. Empire Labs is the manufacturer of the Make Your Own Dildo kit, Clone-A-Pussy Labia Casting Kit, and Clone-A-Willy Kit. Mike at The Play Pages contacted me about writing a review, and I chose to review the Glow-in-the-Dark Clone-A-Willy Vibrating Dildo Kit. The Clone-A-Willy Kit is available in three realistic flesh tones as well as a small variety of additional and more novel colors like neon pink. Empire Labs even offers soap, candle, and edible chocolate versions of the Clone-A-Willy Kit. The Make Your Own Dildo kit makes a penis replica dildo with testicles while the Clone-A-Willy Kit makes a penis replica dildo without testicles. I’m reviewing the Clone-A-Willy Kit, so my dildo doesn’t have balls. I’m not sure I understand the goal of their Clone-A-Pussy Labia Casting Kit because it doesn’t make a sex toy. It’s not a stroker or masturbator; it’s just a cast of the external vulva. I’m not sure how one would masturbate with it. However, the Clone-A-Willy Kit makes either a vibrating or non-vibrating penis replica dildo.

     The Play Pages is a Palm Island Inc. Web site. Palm Island Inc. sells sex toys and offers services like marketing assistance for people looking to create their own store site. They offer erotic audio recordings and plan to add adult web cam services. The Play Pages has more than 1,700 items and a rotating inventory, so it’s likely that new items will appear with each visit to their site. They provide free shipping with orders over $50 and discreet billing. Returning customers get 10% off with a valid e-mail address, and because The Play Pages is a reseller, their prices are comparable to PinkCherry’s. Follow The Play Pages on Twitter.

     The Clone-A-Willy Kit packaging is a plastic tube, which later contains the mold. The packaging isn’t at all discreet if someone reads the large text that says, “CLONE-A-WILLY Kit.” There’s a cartoon couple on the package.

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     The Kit includes many – but not all – of the items necessary to make a penis replica vibrator. I found detailed instructions, molding powder, a jar of liquid skin, a jar of liquid rubber, a plastic vibrator, and glow powder in my Kit. The Kit should include a thermometer and a stir stick, but I didn’t receive those items. Honestly, I could have contacted Mike about the missing pieces of my Clone-A-Willy Kit, but I didn’t because it wasn’t a big deal to me. I have a thermometer I can use, and I just used a wooden spoon instead of the stir stick.

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     In addition to the Kit, I needed a Sharpie, a pair of scissors, duct tape, a large measuring cup, a large mixing bowl, a timer or a stopwatch, a small square of cardboard, water, and (obviously) my fiancé’s penis. Collect and set up the items ahead of time and be prepared because portions of this process are time-sensitive.

     To make a replica vibrator from my fiancé’s penis, I asked him to measure the length of his erect penis against the tube and draw a line with the Sharpie on the tube where his penis ends. I cut the open end of the tube at the Sharpie line and put tape over the cut end of the tube to cover any sharp edges left by the scissors. I used whatever tape I could find, the instructions recommend duct tape because it’s thick. The tape I used didn’t protect my fiancé from getting poked by the cut end of the tube. My fiancé’s penis is straight, but the instructions explain how to rig the tube for a guy with a curved penis. I knew it was important for the next few steps to go well because this part of the process is time-sensitive. I had to get the water to the right temperature – 98 degrees.

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     Accuracy is important when it comes to the temperature of the water because it affects the timing of the next steps. I had two minutes to mix the water and molding powder together, pour the mixture into the tube, and get my fiancé’s penis in the tube before the mixture started to gel. I learned from reading a review written by Ali that stirring the mixture for about one minute and then getting my fiancé’s penis into the tube was probably the best course of action. I’d say that her review was the most helpful, and I benefited from the wisdom of her experience.

     The instructions say that the molding powder (also called “sodium alginate impression material” in the instructions) is non-toxic, silica-free, hypoallergenic, and contains no harmful ingredients. The molding powder contains sodium alginate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, cellulose, and calcium sulfate. Sodium alginate comes from brown seaweed and is an ingredient in flavorless gum and foods like yogurt and cheese. Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is about twice as toxic as table salt. It is found in health and beauty products like toothpaste and dental floss for tartar control as well as household detergents and even foods like marshmallows and pudding. Cellulose comes from plants, and calcium sulfate appears in nature as gypsum, which is the main ingredient in plaster of Paris. It’s also used in foods like tofu.

     Communication between my fiancé and I was incredibly important when it came to the time-sensitive steps going well, and I would say that our communication was lacking when we attempted this project. I had wanted to try the Clone-A-Willy Kit since I received it back in February, so I had been bugging him for quite some time, and it ended up being put off more than once because he got sick, I got sick, and we don’t live alone, so we had to find a time when everyone else would be out of the house. Obviously, privacy is necessary to do this project. Honestly, when we finally decided to try it, I think neither of us was in the best mood. I felt annoyed because I had to keep nagging him about it, and he was probably irritated by my nagging¹. Anyway, it’s important to decide in advance where to do it. I needed warm water for the mixture, so I thought we’d do it in the bathroom because the floor also would be easy to clean if we spilled the mixture while putting his penis in the tube, but he seemed to think we were doing it upstairs in our bedroom, which is where the computer is, so he’d be able to watch some porn to get hard, but it’s carpeted. Another important factor to consider is how he will get and stay hard. My fiancé and I didn’t discuss this factor ahead of time, so I didn’t know whether he wanted to watch porn or have me assist him, and the situation ended up being a bit awkward. Figure out how he will get hard, how long that will take, and how he will stay hard for the next few minutes before mixing the molding powder and water. I thought he’d watch porn, but he didn’t seem comfortable doing it with me in the room, and I felt like I was waiting around for him to figure out what he was doing. Maybe bringing a laptop into the bathroom would have helped. We ended up in the bathroom with the water running while I took off my clothes, and he entered me from behind while I leaned over the sink and used the thermometer to get the water to 98 degrees. He tried thrusting a little to stay hard while I mixed the molding powder and water, and I used a stopwatch app on my cell phone to keep track of the two minutes. As I said, it was awkward, and there was a lot going on. He ended up pulling out of me in a hurry before the mixture was ready because he thought he was going to cum. I think pulling out interrupted his orgasm because he said that some cum leaked out, but it didn’t seem to me like he had experienced a full release. He wasn’t has hard as he could have been by the time we inserted his penis into the tube, so our mold wasn’t fantastic. I’m not the one who was trying to stay hard against the clock, but I can imagine that the timing likely caused him some performance anxiety as well. None of these things were the fault of the Kit, so in fairness, I stress again that clear communication is paramount to successfully executing the instructions. I also was way too worried about the difficulty of the time-sensitive steps. It wasn’t difficult at all to mix the molding powder and water and get his penis into the tube within two minutes.

     I recommend doing this project in either the bathroom or the kitchen because it’s somewhat messy. The mixture is likely to run out of the tube as he inserts his penis. It dripped down my fiancé’s balls as well as getting all over his hands and mine. Put down some newspaper or a garbage bag on the floor to make cleaning up easier. Honestly, once the mixture gels and he pulls out of the tube, the material isn’t difficult to clean up. What was left in the bowl dried and flaked right off, and I washed the bowl in the dishwasher.

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     The material on my fiancé’s skin turned into a flexible putty and came off pretty easily, and he cleaned himself with a wet wipe or wash cloth, but I’d recommend that he shave or at least trim his pubic hair short so that the material doesn’t get stuck in his hair. Rubbing in some petroleum jelly or lube is another option if he doesn’t want to shave or trim his hair. Another avoidable issue we experienced was how uncomfortable the cut end of the tube felt against his skin. I should have used duct tape, but he also had literally just shaved beforehand, and when I pulled the tube off his penis, I saw red dots of blood around the top of the mold, so he might want to prepare a day or two in advance when it comes to shaving or trimming his hair so that he doesn’t have such sensitive skin when doing the project.

     Once the mixture gelled, he pulled out of the tube, leaving the mold inside it. After we made the mold, it had to sit for two to four hours before I could use the liquid skin and liquid rubber to make the replica. I checked the mold and poured out the water that had collected at the bottom. Then, I mixed the liquid skin, liquid rubber, and glow powder together and poured the mixture into the mold. The instructions say to make this mixture in a disposable container. I cut slits in the cardboard square and slid the vibrator through until only the cap was still sticking out and lowered the vibrator into the mixture with the cardboard resting on top of the tube. The tube needs to sit this way for 24 hours. After a full 24 hours, remove the replica from the mold. Our replica ended up having air bubbles in it, which likely happened because there was too much water in the mold, so I’ll let the mold dry for a longer period of time when I try this project again.

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     I also pushed the vibrator too far into the tube. Not only does the tip stick out of the head of our replica, but also the cardboard stuck to the mixture, and I can’t get it off.

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     The other materials also contain no harmful ingredients. The liquid rubber (also called “silicone rubber base” in the instructions) and the liquid skin (also called “silicone rubber catalyst” and “platinum cure” in the instructions) both contain polydimethylsiloxane, which is a type of silicone oil that is clear, inert, non-toxic, and non-flammable. It is found in shampoo and food as well as used in Rain-X for its water-repelling properties. It is present in over-the-counter drugs and treats head lice. The glow powder (also called “phosphorescent pigment” in the instructions) contains copper-doped zinc sulfide, which is a common and widely used pigment. The vibrator is hard plastic and powered by one AA battery, which is not included in the Clone-A-Willy Kit.

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     I have issues with this vibrator. It has only one speed, so it’s weak, and the vibrations are buzzy and concentrated at the tip. Once inside the replica, the vibrations are obviously even weaker because they now have to travel through the material. To turn the vibrator off, I have to completely remove the battery, which means unscrewing and replacing the cap several times during one use of the toy. I hope the cap doesn’t break from excessive use. However, I have to say that the battery doesn’t fall out when the cap is off. Use a different, more powerful vibrator to upgrade the Clone-A-Willy Kit. Just be sure that it’s made of hard plastic to transfer the vibrations best. This toy isn’t waterproof because there is no ring to make a seal with the vibrator’s cap. However, non-vibrating replicas are waterproof.

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     While I’m not going to post a photo of my fiancé’s penis, I can say that our dildo is relatively accurate. The head is the right shape with a pronounced ridge, and the texture is right. I can see the wrinkle lines on the head clearly.

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     The shaft even has some slightly raised veins for texture, and the underside of the shaft is almost perfect except for the part where his head was against the side of the tube. As I said, he also wasn’t as hard as he could have been, and that’s certainly partially my fault. Our dildo even ended up having a base, so I can use it anally, and it’s pretty glowy. I actually didn’t want the glow-in-the-dark Kit in the beginning, but The Play Pages didn’t have the Clone-A-Willy Kit that I wanted in stock, so this one was my second choice. I think we would have had more fun making a vibrating replica of my fiancé’s penis if a few things had been different. I plan to give the Clone-A-Willy Kit another shot, and we know now that we need to communicate better. I’ll tell him to shave or trim his pubic hair a day or two before we attempt this project again, and we’ll discuss how he’ll get and stay hard and where we’ll do it. Maybe I’ll buy a good cock ring before we try again. Now that we know what to expect, I hope our replica turns out better next time. Again, the fault isn’t necessarily with the Kit, and I’m sure we can do better. Our dildo isn’t terrible, but he could have been harder, and I need to make sure the vibrator stays inside the dildo. I honestly don’t need the toy to vibrate, so I’ll probably make a non-vibrating replica next time.

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Pros:

  • The materials that aren’t easy to find around the house are in the Kit.
  • The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
  • The Clone-A-Willy Kit makes an accurate replica.
  • A doctor designed the Clone-A-Willy Kit.
  • Empire Labs offers a variety of items like the Clone-A-Willy Kit and several different Clone-A-Willy Kits that make replicas from novel materials.
  • The process is pretty simple, and the materials are phthalate- and latex-free. The “finished dildo is made from a proprietary skin-like substance that is not latex or silicone, but a completely safe, [nonporous] rubber material that is…being used throughout Hollywood to create incredibly lifelike masks,” according to this product description.
  • Both water- and silicone-based lubricants are compatible with this toy. I’ve used Uberlube, which is silicone-based, without having any issues.
  • Rub in some petroleum jelly or lube if he doesn’t want to shave or trim his pubic hair.
  • This toy is easily cleaned with soap and water, and non-vibrating replicas are waterproof.
  • This project won’t break the bank. SheVibe sells the Glow-in-the-Dark Clone-A-Willy Vibrating Dildo Kit for under $40. Plus, refill packages of the materials are available if the replica doesn’t turn out as expected.
  • The Clone-A-Willy Kit is perfect for couples in long-distance relationships.

Cons:

  • My Kit was missing the thermometer and the stir stick.
  • The tips are really more like instructions, and I’d treat them that way so that the replica ends up being as accurate as possible.
  • Clear communication is paramount for successful completion of this project.
  • Be prepared with all of the necessary materials before beginning this project. I can see how the time-sensitive steps might cause performance anxiety, especially if there’s a scramble for an item that was forgotten.
  • This project is a bit messy. It’s a good idea to do this project in the bathroom or the kitchen or somewhere else that isn’t carpeted.
  • This project is best tackled by a couple. Trying to get through the process alone definitely would be more difficult.
  • This toy isn’t waterproof because of the vibrator and requires careful cleaning.
  • The vibrator has only one speed. The vibrations are weak, buzzy, and concentrated in the tip. To turn the vibrator off, remove the battery.

Rating:  7.5²/10

¹If he would do what I ask the first time I ask him to do it, then I wouldn’t have to nag him for weeks.

²After agonizing over rating this toy, I consulted my fiancé, and we agreed that this rating is appropriate because the Kit is well designed. Everything that either is vital to doing the project or might be difficult to find around the house is in the Kit. Because the tube that contains the Kit is the tube for making the mold and the product label has the instructions on the back, there are no wasted materials. It’s a solid toy, and the reasons why our replica may not have turned out exactly as we had hoped have nothing to do with the Kit and everything to do with user error.

Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #8

Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube

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This review contains affiliate links.

Adam & Eve Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube is a water-based lube that contains lidocaine. Dentists and other doctors inject lidocaine as a local anesthetic for minor surgery. In this case, it’s a topical anesthetic that acts quickly, and its effects last for an intermediate period of time during anal sex “for temporary relief of pain, soreness or burning in the perianal area,” according to the lube’s packaging.

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     Furthermore, lidocaine relieves itching from sunburn, insect bites or stings, and poison ivy. I was given this lube by Adam & Eve during my time as a Brand Champion on Sex Forums in exchange for an honest review. I no longer see Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube on their Web site, which isn’t a big deal since I wouldn’t recommend using a desensitizing lubricant for anal sex for safety reasons.

     In general, I prefer to use water-based lubricants for their ease of use and quick cleanup. I can wipe off a water-based lube with a wet wipe and don’t need a shower to feel clean. There are thinner and thicker water-based lubricants, including gels and flavored lubes. It’s highly likely that there’s at least one water-based lube out there that’ll suit anyone’s needs. They typically aren’t greasy, and having to reapply is the one major downfall of water-based lubes. In fact, my fiancé’s number one complaint about the water-based lubricants we’ve used is that they start to dry out during sex and become tacky. They just don’t last as long as silicone-based lubricants, but silicone-based lubes are more difficult to wash off. Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube is quite runny. It’s only about half as thick as Hydra Plant Cellulose Personal Lubricant by Intimate Organics. I put a small amount of each on a plastic bag. The Intimate Organics lube is on the left, and the Adam & Eve lube is on the right.

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     The Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube spread out on the bag’s smooth surface almost twice as much. When I picked up the bag from the top and held it vertically, the Adam & Eve lube ran down the surface and reached the bottom almost twice as fast. I’d recommend a thicker lubricant for anal sex because the anus doesn’t self-lubricant like the vagina does. My fiancé and I first used KY Jelly, which is very thick, but I’m really not a fan of KY Jelly and believe we only used it because we didn’t know any better. Liquid Silk is one of my favorite lubes now. It’s actually a hybrid lube, so it isn’t strictly water-based.

     Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube is smooth and odorless. The smell of this lubricant is completely neutral. Like most water-based lubes, it’s easy to clean up with soap and water or just a wet wipe or wash cloth. Because it’s water-based, it’s safe to use with all sex toys. If used with a toy, any toy cleaner will remove it.

     I first used this lube while masturbating with a dildo. Instead of getting started and waiting until I was wet enough to use my natural vaginal lubrication for anal penetration, I used this lube. Penetration was easy, and I was able to get the dildo inside me the first time I tried without discomfort or pain. However, no amount or type of lube is going to make anal sex comfortable or pleasurable without relaxation on the part of the person being penetrated, and with a partner who either isn’t gentle enough or enters too quickly, anal sex can still be uncomfortable, even with lube. When I used this lubricant with my fiancé, we had started having sex without lube, and I had thought I was wet enough, but when we tried to switch to anal sex, I had difficulty taking him in. I applied this lube around the outside of my anus and just slightly inside with one finger. We tried again, and I experienced significantly less difficulty. He was able to slide inside me slowly, and my discomfort was significantly minimized. It was still a tight fit, which I expect when it comes to anal sex, but lube will help regardless of type or brand. Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube definitely makes penetration easier, but any other lubricant would do the same thing, and the lidocaine doesn’t make me feel at all desensitized. I didn’t feel any numbness or tingling when I used this lube, and the active ingredient that desensitizes isn’t going to cause a cooling sensation either. I can’t say that I felt anything.

Ingredients: lidocaine, cellulose gum, diazolidinyl urea, glycerin, isopentyldiol, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, water

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Anal sex tip:

     I think this is a good place for a health disclaimer. Being desensitized or numb during anal sex is potentially dangerous. Without being able to feel discomfort or pain, a person could get hurt and not know right away. Discomfort and pain are the body’s way of saying that something’s wrong, so if there is any discomfort, pain, or bleeding during anal sex, stop immediately. Be careful when using sex toys anally. Be sure to use toys that have a large enough base or handle to prevent them from slipping completely inside and getting lost. Don’t use any product that actually causes total numbness or loss of sensation. Lidocaine is not recommended for internal use. Warming, cooling, and tingling lubes are safe for anal sex.

Pros:

  • Water-based lubricants aren’t greasy.
  • They’re easy to wash off with soap and water, a wet wipe or wash cloth, or sex toy cleaner.
  • This lube is safe to use with condoms and sex toys because it won’t degrade latex or cause discoloration in sex toy materials.
  • The price is comparable to other water-based lubricant brands in a bottle of the same or a similar size.
  • Lidocaine rarely causes adverse drug or allergic reactions.

Cons:

  • Adam & Eve Slick Sensations Desensitizing Anal Lube is “not a strong desensitizing agent,” as one customer stated in their review on Adam & Eve’s product page. In fact, I didn’t feel anything when I used this lube.
  • This lube is very thin. I’d recommend using a thicker lubricant for anal sex.
  • Being desensitized during anal sex is potentially dangerous.
  • The flip cap makes dispensing the lube messy, especially because it’s so runny.

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  • This lubricant is not paraben- and glycerine-free. While lidocaine rarely causes adverse reactions, women may experience sensitivity to other ingredients.

Rating:  2.5/10

Little Cocky.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #7

Little Cocky

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The Little Cocky is my first Rocks-Off toy. This review is my first vibrator review because the Sqweel isn’t really a vibrator. While I wanted to try a toy from a company that’s new to me, I didn’t have the highest expectations because I’ve never been a huge bullet vibrator fan. I’m sure that’s probably a sin in some sex toy reviewers’ eyes because a bullet vibe is one of the most basic sex toys. Bullet vibes have a lot of great features. They’re typically small, which makes most of them discreet and/or easily disguised as other objects, such as lipstick, a loofah, or even a rubber duckie. They’re versatile for solo use or for use during sex with a partner. Anyone of any gender or body type can use a bullet vibrator. They’re typically very easy to use and often have only one button.

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     Bullets aren’t intimidating, which is why I recommend them for people who don’t have much or any experience with sex toys.

     The longer I review sex toys, the less interested in bullet vibrators I become. They’re underrated and even overlooked, and I admit that I don’t think especially highly of bullet vibrators in general. I need direct, moderate to strong clitoral stimulation with just the right amount of friction in order to achieve orgasm and haven’t really found a bullet that impresses me. It seems to me that bullet vibes often play a supporting role in people’s sex lives in a way that enhances partner sex. Many women who squirt say that they use a bullet vibrator in tandem with another – usually bigger or stronger – internal toy during masturbation sessions leading to female ejaculation. The bullet vibe is a sidekick that gives cock rings additional appeal. Bullets have taken a backseat in my sex life, but the Little Cocky is changing my mind. There might be more to bullet vibrators than I’ve come to expect. The Little Cocky has a lot to prove, but it also has a lot of potential. It’s a rising star in my sex toy collection.

     The Rocks-Off Little Cocky arrives in a relatively inconspicuous box that has no models on it. It’s not neon and doesn’t have the word “vibrator” plastered across its front, but the name of the toy is prominent. The package would be more discreet if not for the window through which the toy shows. The Little Cocky consists of their RO-80mm Bullet Vibrator, which is non-recycled ABS plastic, inside a platinum-cured silicone sleeve. Sanitize only the sleeve on the top rack of the dishwasher without detergent (if the dishwasher offers that option) or by boiling it. Even though both the sleeve and bullet are nonporous, the vibrator cannot be cleaned using these methods because it has a motor. However, it’s waterproof. Use soap and water, toy cleaner or a wet wipe, or a 10% bleach solution for a worry-free clean when it comes to the bullet.

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     The entire toy is body safe. This silicone is powder soft, and I think it’s absolutely sexy to touch. I don’t think I had ever felt silicone this soft before I received this toy. Even better is the fact that this toy isn’t a lint magnet. It did pick up cat hair when I laid it down on the bed to take pictures. However, I simply blew on the toy, and the hair came right off. The sleeve has a phallic shape with a slender tip, defined ridge about a third of the way down the toy’s length, an untextured shaft, and testicles. There’s a raised Rocks-Off heart logo on the right testicle, which is the perfect place for it because it’s not on the insertable part of the toy, so it isn’t noticeable during use.

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     The silicone is quite firm at both ends of the sleeve. The balls provide a place to hold the toy, and the rounded head makes vaginal or anal penetration easy. The silicone in the shaft of the sleeve is thinner and very flexible, but it takes some effort to insert and remove the bullet.

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     The Little Cocky is waterproof. A matching pink ring makes a seal when the bullet vibrator’s cap is on.

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     This toy comes with a nice drawstring storage pouch to keep it clean between uses (read: low-maintenance). It even comes with a registration number.

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     It’s not difficult to see why Rocks-Off has won so many awards. I received this vibrator as a prize in a goodie bag from a Vibrator Kingdom giveaway, and they sent me the pink Little Cocky, which has a pink RO-80mm bullet. The Little Cocky also comes in black.

     I think this toy’s shape is fantastic. I love the rounded head, and the ridge provides a lot of sensation and feels great popping in and out of my vagina. The balls create a large enough base that this small vibrator is safe to use as an anal plug¹. The bullet’s single button is easy to reach to cycle through the toy’s settings. I like its size. At first, I thought it was small. However, the shape is comfortable to hold, which makes the toy easy to control, so its size really doesn’t matter. Unlike the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker, this toy is very ergonomic. Rocks-Off says, “It’s not the size, it’s how you use it!” Well, they’re right. I know there are size queens who would disagree with Rocks-Off and me, and the Little Cocky isn’t big enough for everyone, but I found it surprisingly powerful with a satisfying variety of patterns. This RO-80mm bullet isn’t the single speed version. This one has seven settings – advertised as seven speeds, which isn’t exactly accurate. The only pattern with more than one speed option is the constant vibration pattern. Of this toy’s seven settings, the first three provide constant vibration at low, medium, and high speeds. The fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh settings provide four additional patterns of vibration. For me, the constant vibration settings are perfect for clitoral stimulation while the pulsating patterns feel best internally. My favorite setting is the sixth one, which vibrates in a teasingly repeating wavelike pattern that increases in strength over the course of about a second and a half. My only criticism of the Little Cocky is that its vibrations are more buzzy than rumbly, even though this toy is relatively powerful compared with other bullet vibrators I’ve used. I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and the Little Cocky’s vibrations sometimes numb my hand during masturbation. One of the best things about the Little Cocky is how quiet it is. I’ve even used it to masturbate while I was laying in bed next to my sleeping fiancé², and it didn’t disturb his slumber.

     For a good toy, I don’t mind buying batteries (except watch batteries). This toy might become my go-to bullet vibrator, so its battery life mustn’t disappoint me. The Little Cocky’s battery life is definitely reasonable. I’d say that I used it probably six or eight times before the N (LR1) DC 1.5v battery started to die and I noticed decreased power. The Little Cocky’s battery looks a little like a AAA battery, but it’s shorter.

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On the back of the box next to the bar code, there’s a battery expiration date.

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     Rocks-Off assures that their customers get the best possible experience, and this date allows retailers to remove products with old batteries from the shelf before they’re sold. I would hate to receive a toy with batteries included and find out that it’s dead on arrival. I would love to get the RO-80mm Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator, and I think buying a USB rechargeable version of this bullet that comes in a discreet beauty compact would be a good investment. I would even go so far as to suggest selling the Little Cocky with the rechargeable bullet vibe for 40-50 GBP ($65-85). In that price range, its competitors would include the LELO MIA 2 and the We-Vibe Tango.

     I admit that I have a pretty big crush on the Little Cocky. I love its phallic shape and the variety of patterns it offers. I’m looking forward to upgrading it with a rechargeable version of the RO-80mm bullet. From the quality of the materials to the low-maintenance waterproof design to the customer care behind Rocks-Off’s products, the Little Cocky is such a solid toy. It’s strong enough to get me off when I’m too lazy to plug in my (Hitachi) Magic Wand, and I kept it tucked inside my pillowcase while I was reviewing it.

Pros:

  • The Little Cocky is 100% body safe.
  • I can sanitize the silicone sleeve.
  • This silicone is wonderfully powder soft.
  • This toy has a phallic shape that’s also ergonomic.
  • It’s waterproof.
  • Anyone can use a bullet vibrator, so it’s a great toy for people who don’t have much or any experience with sex toys because it’s low-maintenance and easy to use.
  • The Little Cocky has seven settings that include constant vibration at low, medium, and high speeds and four additional patterns of vibration.
  • This toy is incredibly quiet.
  • The toy arrives with a battery, so it’s immediately functional.
  • The Little Cocky’s battery life is reasonable, and the battery expiration date ensures the best possible experience.
  • Buy the RO-80mm Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator to upgrade the Little Cocky.
  • This toy comes with a registration number, and Rocks-Off’s customer care is excellent.

Cons:

  • I’d like additional color options.
  • I recommend using only water-based lubricants with this toy.
  • The Little Cocky’s vibrations are on the buzzy side and sometimes numb my hand.
  • I’d love to see Rocks-Off sell this toy with the RO-80mm Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator in the first place, which I believe could be done within a reasonable price range that allows the Little Cocky to compete with the LELO MIA 2 and the We-Vibe Tango.

Rating:  8.5/10

¹After using this toy anally, I did notice that the silicone sleeve retained a smell. However, I boiled the sleeve, and the smell disappeared.

²Yes, for the purpose of writing this review. Don’t judge me!

Kink Academy.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #6

Kink Academy

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I recently won Lady Cheeky’s huge Valentine’s Day giveaway, and Kink Academy donated a one-month subscription to their Web site. In fact, however, Kink Academy was so generous as to give me two months of free membership. Thank you so much to Kink Academy for this educational prize! I logged in and was able to access the site on my first attempt.

     Of course, I went straight to their video library. Kink Academy’s videos cover every BDSM and kink topic I can think of and then some. On the first page alone, I saw videos about rope bondage and suspension, negotiation in D/s relationships, sensory deprivation, handcuffs, whips, aftercare, and more. Kink Academy’s videos are extremely varied and informational. They have free videos that discuss topics like consent, how to clean canes and latex, age play, water bondage, erotic humiliation, urethral sounds, and even kink on a budget. I really enjoyed this free demonstration called The Cock Helicopter¹.

     I’m not an especially kinky person and haven’t tried many BDSM activities. My fiancé spanks me sometimes, but we’ve never done it in a serious way or constructed a scene. It’s always playful and never lasts long. Honestly, we had only one impact toy until recently. It’s a little cat-o’-nine-tails that came to me as a free gift when I bought my fiancé his Fleshlight. We’ve never used it. It’s a better free gift than the masks that often come with Pipedream toys, but this cat-o’-nine-tails is relatively cheap. Instead, he spanks me bare-handed. I recently received the Tantus Plunge Paddle, and we haven’t used it yet but plan to. I sensed my fiancé’s excitement as his eyes lit up when I showed him Gritty Woman‘s video. I also like being restrained. I’ve been curious about breast bondage for a long time. Ultimately, I’ve declared that this year will be my Year of the Spanking, but I can’t say I’ve made any progress yet, and it’s already March, so I’m hoping that Kink Academy will help me get started.

     Kink Academy’s search bar is effective and helpful. For example, I couldn’t find videos about breast bondage using the “breasts” tag, so I went to the search bar, typed “breast bondage,” and easily found what I was looking for. I also searched “spanking” because there is no tag², and I found videos demonstrating spanking with toys, spanking positions, spanking techniques, spanking safety, and heavy-handed spanking, which was my favorite of these videos. The search bar is a great tool that allowed me to find specific videos without paging through the archives, although that’s another option. I also searched by skill level and by expert. Video labels include “basic skill,” “intermediate skill,” or “advanced skill.” Basic skill videos provide general information and discuss safety and relationship topics. They are accessible to almost everyone, even people like me who aren’t very kinky. These videos are introductions to topics and literally teach the basics. One basic skill video discusses choosing a dildo for strap-on sex. Intermediate skill videos build on what experts teach in basic skill videos. Kink Academy experts in videos at this level demonstrate alternate techniques and provide additional tips for their successful execution. Intermediate skill videos discuss safety in more depth as well. This intermediate skill video discusses adding rope to avoid running short. Advanced skill videos discuss more dangerous BDSM and kink activities. They also discuss techniques that require practice to master. For example, some advanced skill videos discuss rope suspension, breast milk play and inducing lactation, and Florentine flogging. All of Kink Academy’s videos are professional. This site isn’t a porn or tube site. Instead, it’s truly a sex education site. Kink Academy uses slow motion to show difficult concepts and techniques, and while some of their videos are arousing, they all focus on instruction. Kink Academy constantly stresses the importance of safety.

     The experts at Kink Academy, also called the faculty, are definitely knowledgeable. Some are better demonstrators than others, but overall, it’s obvious that they know what they’re talking about. Kink Academy’s experts run the gamut. They’re transgender, polyamorous, sadists, certified counselors and therapists, fetishists, and exhibitionists. Experts Foxy and Sherifox are pony play grand champions. These experts are educators, introverts, comedians – and yes, some are sex workers. If I’m interested in learning something new about BDSM or kink, I know there’s a Kink Academy expert who can teach me.

     Kink Academy’s blog supplements their video library with more general information about topics like rules for building healthy D/s relationships, precautions and safety tips, historical information, how to choose the right type of rope, setting the mood with music, and subspace. The blog does not seem to include videos.

     Kink Academy uploads at least five new high-quality videos every week, which means their site is always current and relevant. It seems like they really care about what their members want to see and produce popular content based on user feedback and other metrics. They offer several subscription options, and their billing for membership charges is discreet.

     If Kink Academy’s content is a bit too rough, they offer the same features on their sister site, Passionate U. Passionate U provides the same professional level of educational information about sex and intimacy minus the BDSM and kink topics. Some of the videos on Passionate U discuss erectile dysfunction, choosing the right condom, menopause, and even how to remove her bra. Both Ducky Doolittle and Lady Cheeky are Passionate U experts. In these videos, Ducky Doolittle discusses slowing down his orgasm, and Lady Cheeky discusses sensuality for women over 40.

Pros:

  • Kink Academy’s site is easy to navigate.
  • The extensive video library and archives cover a wide variety of BDSM and kink topics.
  • Kink Academy offers free videos that provide “health, legal and safety information that we believe all sexual beings should have access to.”
  • Passionate U, Kink Academy’s sister site, offers the same features without the kink.
  • The search bar is effective at locating specific content.
  • Kink Academy is searchable by skill level and expert in addition to more basic search tools.
  • The videos are clearly labeled and logically organized.
  • Consent and safety are constantly emphasized.
  • The high-quality videos are professional, and the experts are knowledgeable.
  • Kink Academy’s blog supplements their video library.
  • Kink Academy uploads at least five new videos every week.
  • Their billing for membership charges is discreet.

Cons:

  • Not all of Kink Academy’s videos are free. Some content is available to members only.
  • Kink Academy could make better use of tags.
  • At least one expert isn’t listed with the rest of the site’s faculty³.
  • Kink Academy’s content might be too kinky for some people.

Rating:  8.5/10

¹Although I can’t say I’m sure my fiancé would let me spin his penis like a helicopter blade.

²What?

³There are only three Sir Nik Satanas videos on Kink Academy, so perhaps he just isn’t a regular contributor.

Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #5

Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker

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The Adam & Eve Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker (which Handmaiden simply calls the Seeker) is a non-vibrating dildo. Adam & Eve sent me this toy during my time as a Brand Champion on Sex Forums in exchange for an honest review. The Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker arrived in a clear package but now comes in a tin box like the original Sqweel. I’m glad the packaging changed because it wasn’t discreet at all. This toy comes with a satiny storage pouch that should protect the dildo from collecting hair and dust, which it does very easily if left out or simply tossed in a drawer.

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     Because the toy collects debris so easily, I would highly recommend cleaning it both before and after each use. My fiancé and I have two cats, and the toy collecting debris is something we certainly deal with. I had barely removed the toy from the packaging to take pictures of it before there was already cat hair on it. It’s a real hair and dust magnet, so I’m going to have to wash it off before putting it away, and I didn’t even use it this time.

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     This dildo is available in only one color – a two-tone purple combination. It looks like the letter “C” and stimulates the vagina internally, especially the G-spot, while providing external clitoral stimulation. The longer arm of the toy is the insertable arm and goes into the vagina. The dildo curves so that the nubs on the inner side of the longer arm rub against the G-spot.

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     The external part of the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker (the shorter arm) provides nubs that stimulate the clitoris.

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     This toy is “ideal for the EXPERIENCED USER.” I believe that statement is accurate because I have a hard time using this toy and have plenty of experience with sex toys.

     This toy has an “ergonomic handy-grip” handle, which is held between the middle and ring fingers. The handle shows the Handmaiden logo.

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     When holding the dildo correctly, it should rest in the palm of the hand against the inside of the fingers.

     The handle should allow the user to “[r]each all your erogenous zones at once, with greater precision, ease and comfort.” I didn’t find this toy ergonomic, precise, easy, or comfortable to use. Thrust the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker into the vagina using the motion of the whole hand and wrist. I haven’t gotten the hang of holding this toy the intended way. I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, so this toy is difficult for me to use. Holding it the intended way fatigues my hand and wrist, which doesn’t allow me to use this toy for longer periods of time. I like the idea of the handle in theory. I honestly think it’s a good idea, but this design makes the handle uncomfortable and awkward, and I don’t think it’s big enough on the inside of my fingers to stay in place. I don’t have enough strength in my middle and ring fingers to squeeze hard enough to hold the toy, and I’d like more control over the toy’s movement. Just trying to hold it using my middle and ring fingers to take pictures is awkward, so inserting the toy and attempting to thrust with it is next to impossible.

     Handmaiden states that the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker has 4″ of insertable length. I found (using a tape measure) that the insertable arm is about 6″ long from handle to tip along the outside curve of the arm, and only about 3.5-4″ of its entire available length is insertable. I measured the insertable length along the inside seam of the arm from the tip to the middle of the curve. The longer arm is almost 5″ around (girth) at the widest point, but I’ve never been able to insert the arm that far.

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     This toy is waterproof and needs no batteries. It has no moving parts and doesn’t vibrate.

     My first impression of the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker was that it was smaller than I had imagined it would be. However, I was actually glad that it’s smaller in length because the toy is rather girthy and thick. Besides, stimulating the G-Spot doesn’t require much length as the G-spot is only a few inches inside the vagina. I had a difficult time inserting the dildo all the way, and the silicone is so stiff! Even with a handle, this toy is hard for me to control, and I couldn’t really hit the right spots. I tried using it laying on my back in bed, sitting on the side of the tub with both legs outside the tub, and riding it with a pillow underneath me. I needed both hands to stretch the “C” open and insert the longer arm into my vagina, and once inserted, the toy kept popping out. I remember thinking that I shouldn’t have to work so hard to get off. Lube is a must with this toy because it’s silicone, but the caveat is that lube makes the silicone very slippery and even more difficult to control. The Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker’s silicone is a nonporous material, so it doesn’t absorb lube. Keep lube away from the handle.

     At first, I thought the handle was an ingenious idea. However, it doesn’t make the toy any easier to hold or operate. Unless I’m squeezing my middle and ring fingers together hard to hold the toy in place while I thrust, it’s going to move around, and I found it difficult to keep the toy where I wanted it and to keep it from popping out of me and repeatedly struggled to reinsert it. The problem is that the handle is too thin and flimsy and bends more easily than the toy. I have a feeling that the issue of control could be solved if the body of the toy was a bit more flexible. I also believe the thinness of the handle has something to do with the lack of control. The handle could probably even be made into a round shape that could be held more easily instead of a thin shape that fits between the fingers. It’s just awkward. I can’t think of a better word to describe it. I don’t know of any other sex toy – or any other object, for that matter – that is held the same way as the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker.

     This toy is flexible but not flexible enough. It’s made of 100% medical grade, phthalate-free silicone, which is nonporous, so I can sanitize it. It’s soft and silky to the touch and very slippery when lubricated. The Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker doesn’t follow my body’s natural contours and is uncomfortable – even slightly painful – to use. The silicone is sturdy, but I cannot see using this toy in an energetic way. Hard or fast thrusting with the dildo seems like it would be unpleasant. I have found that riding the toy works a bit better than trying to hold the handle between my fingers. I was most successful when I knelt on the bed with a pillow folded in half between my knees and the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker nestled in the pillow so that I could lower myself onto it, positioning it inside me with both hands. The clitoral stimulator does not rub against my clitoris but provides more of a poking, pinpoint pressure that also feels uncomfortable. I usually can barely get the two nubs on the insertable arm inside me while the tip of the external arm stabs against my clit, and most of the nubs don’t come close enough to touch it. I demonstrated using my fiancé’s Fleshlight.

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     Yes, the silicone is that stiff. I need both hands to bend this toy.

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     I like enough girth for a little stretch, but the rigidity of the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker provides too much internal pressure. Believe it or not, I did reach orgasm relatively quickly this way while playing with my nipples. However, I was not using the toy as prescribed. This dildo is definitely a toy for advanced sex toy users.

     There are three other versions of this toy: the Silicone Handmaiden Anal Dong (also called the Slim) in light blue, the Silicone Handmaiden Dong (called The Original on the packaging in the picture below) in pink, and the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Thrill (also simply called the Thrill) in two-tone blue.

     The Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker has the shortest insertable length, and the Thrill is the longest. Handmaiden sold all four versions for $50 each, but Adam & Eve was selling the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker for around $35 when they sent me one. I think that’s a reasonable price for this toy based on the fact that it’s made of silicone, a quality sex toy material, but doesn’t perform well. I have to say that the nubs and handle are both good ideas in theory but aren’t effective. I like silicone toys in general, but the lack of flexibility and control ruin the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker for me. I’m sure this toy is someone’s cup of tea, but it isn’t mine. Sex Toy Geek wrote a more positive review at first but later followed up by saying that she hadn’t touched this toy since she reviewed it. The Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker ended up on her Swap List. I swapped mine with a woman who sent me the Aneros Evi in exchange.

Cleaning and care tip:

     The Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker will not collect bacteria when properly washed and cared for. Because this toy is waterproof, it is easy to clean using soap and water. Boil this 100% silicone dildo to sanitize it. Another option is wiping it down with toy cleaner, a wet wipe, or a 10% bleach solution. Allow the dildo to air dry as using a towel will leave lint behind. Always store the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker in the satiny storage pouch when the toy is not in use.

     Lube is a must with this toy. However, because it is silicone, silicone-based lubes are not recommended. Unfortunately, silicone-based lubes can degrade or damage silicone sex toys. Use a water-based lubricant with this dildo.

Pros:

  • It’s made of 100% medical grade silicone, which is easy to keep clean, slick when lubricated, and nonporous. Silicone can also be chilled or warmed for temperature play.
  • It’s phthalate- and latex-free.
  • It’s hypoallergenic (except for the cat hair that inevitably clings to it).
  • Clean the Silicone Handmaiden G-Spot Seeker with soap and water, on the top rack of the dishwasher without detergent, by boiling it, or using a 10% bleach solution.
  • Once it’s sanitized, this toy is safe to share.
  • Batteries aren’t required.
  • This toy is waterproof for use in the tub or shower.
  • There are three other versions of this dildo.
  • It comes with a satiny drawstring storage pouch to protect the toy from collecting debris.
  • The nubs on both arms stimulate the G-spot and clitoris at the same time.

Cons:

  • It’s flexible but not flexible enough, which can make it uncomfortable or even slightly painful to use.
  • While silicone is one of my favorite sex toy materials, it’s not appropriate to use silicone-based lubricants with this toy.
  • It collects debris very easily, so I highly recommend washing this toy both before and after each use.
  • Even with the handle, this dildo is difficult to control, which means that it might not provide consistent stimulation. I think redesigning the handle would improve this toy.

     If flexibility is problematic, if hand strength is lacking, if the vagina is especially tight, or if the G-spot is harder to reach, then this toy probably will not provide as much pleasure as expected.

Rating:  4.5/10

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