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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:  3.5/10

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.

Icicles No. 14.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #10

Icicles No. 14

This review contains affiliate links.

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

Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #4

Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps

This review contains affiliate links and photos that are not safe for work (NSFW).

My first pair of nipple clamps is from Pipedream‘s Metal Worx line. This toy arrives in a small, hard case that I think is pretty classy. There are sticker labels on the top and bottom of the case, so it’s obvious what’s inside, but there are no models on the packaging, and the labels are easy to remove for the sake of discretion. A logo image appears on the lid of the case underneath the sticker label.

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     The closure is solid, easy to operate, isn’t loose and doesn’t wiggle, and definitely is strong enough to hold the case closed. The metal accents give the case an industrial look.

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     The case contains a removable block of foam with two cutouts that hold the nipple clamps. Cutting down the foam would create a space for storing other small objects – additional pairs of nipple clamps, for example. Because I have only one pair, I’m storing extra batteries underneath the foam.

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     Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps are attractive in silver and feature four clear or white decorative crystals to provide some sparkle. At this point, I have minor concerns. First, I’m not certain about the material. Pipedream lists the material as “Steel,” which I don’t doubt is possible. I’m not an expert and don’t know how to test the material to determine that it’s steel. The clamps do jingle with a metallic sound. They don’t feel as heavy as I imagined they would. However, they are small, and I have to say that the clamps feel heavier when I’m wearing them. I don’t know why. Perhaps the additional perceived weight is a result of my nipple sensitivity, the small surface area of my nipples, the size of my breasts, or the pull of gravity. I have no idea and can only guess. The magnets attract only to themselves, so if these nipple clamps are steel, then they might be made of stainless steel, and I can’t test the material based on magnetism alone because some stainless steels aren’t magnetic. A friend of mine has a nickel allergy. She even covers the back of her watch because it irritates her skin. She’s careful that jewelry she wears is not plated because plated metals might cause her to experience an allergic skin reaction. I’ve noticed that my nipple clamps scratch very easily (and after only a handful of uses).

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     I’ve also noticed that there was some kind of film peeling off near the crystals, but the surface underneath isn’t damaged, so I think it’s just residual glue. I’m going to take Pipedream’s word for it that the material is steel. My fiancé assures me that they’re made of steel, and he would know better than I do, so I’ll trust his judgement as well. Overall, however, I would recommend doing some research before buying Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps. I don’t know if I can recommend these clamps for everyone because I believe there’s a chance that they’re plated. Although I have very sensitive skin, I have not experienced any skin irritation as a result of wearing these clamps, but someone even more sensitive than me – like my allergic friend – might. If these clamps cause skin irritation, discontinue wearing them.

     My second complaint about Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps is purely cosmetic. I don’t like the lack of sparkle in the decorative crystals. They don’t catch the light and glisten enough.

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     I would love to see Pipedream use Swarovski Elements crystals instead, but I know these clamps would cost more if they did.

     I wanted to try these nipple clamps first because I thought that a pair of magnetic clamps would be gentle and easy for a beginner to use. Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps are gentle. In fact, I’d recommend wearing them for a short period of time to get the best results. I like to wear them during sex or masturbation essentially for an entire session of about 20-30 minutes. They don’t pinch much at first, but after a few minutes, I start to feel increased sensitivity and pressure. After only about five minutes, I start to notice how hard the clamps keep my nipples. After about ten minutes, I begin to feel the pinch. My nipples are slightly darker at this point, but there isn’t a significant change in color yet. As I approach 25 minutes, the clamps really are pinching now. My nipples are noticeably darker with purplish areas. The clamps continue to pinch and actually squeeze tightly enough to leave small indentations in the sides of my nipples after I take them off. I was curious to see how long I could wear the clamps and recently tested my limits. My longest experience wearing them was about 45 minutes, which I think is a bit too long for me. By the time I took the clamps off, the pinch was definitely painful, and I had purple areas on my nipples. I still recommend them for beginners because the pinch increases gradually, and it took all that time to become too uncomfortable for me to continue wearing them. They always eventually become too painful, so I can’t wear them all day, but they definitely work. After I removed the clamps, the pinch continued to last for several minutes during which my nipples stayed erect and sensitive.

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     These clamps are slightly fiddly. They definitely take two hands to put on in order to keep the magnets apart. If a clamp prematurely snaps shut and catches the tip of a nipple, it’s a bit painful like when my fiancé bites them too hard. It’s easier for me to put on these clamps myself instead of having my fiancé put them on me.

     We even tried using these nipple clamps for temperature play. I put the clamps in the refrigerator for a while and told my fiancé that there was a surprise for him in the fridge. They were definitely cold to the touch at first, but they didn’t hold that temperature, which was disappointing. The only noticeable sensation before long was the gradually increasing pinch.

     Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps will work best for people who have more protruding nipples. Ideally, the nipple should poke all the way through the ring.

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     I have large breasts that bounce around during sex, and even with somewhat protruding nipples while wearing the clamps properly, the bouncing drove the clamps closer to the tips of my nipples, and they slipped off. The magnets snapped shut with a sharp pinch that left a small, red dot about the size of a pencil point on the tip of my nipple for a couple of days. It didn’t hurt for more than a few minutes.

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     I bought my nipple clamps at a Black Friday sale price from PinkCherry, but they’re worth SheVibe‘s $32.99 price tag.

     Finally, I have to say that – in spite of my rating – I like my Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps. They ended up being a good buy, and I’m glad I shopped around for the best price and waited for a sale. I like the price I paid for what I received, the magnets are strong enough, and the clamps work as described and expected. I’m happy with them. I can’t recommend Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps for everyone because they won’t work for every body type.

Pros:

  • Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps are attractive silver clamps with decorative crystals.
  • The hard storage case is strong, classy, and discreet with the product stickers removed.
  • These clamps genuinely are a good choice for beginners because they don’t provide a strong initial pinch and are best worn for a short period of time during which the pinch slowly builds.
  • These nipple clamps are worth a $25-35 price tag.
  • Use these nipple clamps for temperature play.

Cons:

  • I’m not positive that these nipple clamps are steel.  They might be plated, so sensitive and potentially allergic people may experience skin irritation.
  • The decorative crystals aren’t very glamorous.
  • Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps are a bit fiddly and take two hands to put on so that the magnets don’t snap shut prematurely.
  • People who have less protruding nipples may have trouble wearing these clamps.
  • If a clamp slips off, it sharply pinches the tip of the nipple.
  • Temperature play isn’t highly effective because the clamps don’t hold the temperature.

Rating:  7.5/10

Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System.


Sex Toy Reviews for Experimental Fuckers #1

Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System

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The Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System is a bondage toy that looks like a spider’s web and straps to any mattress. Adam & Eve sent me this toy during my time as a Brand Champion on Sex Forums in exchange for an honest review. Pipedream is the manufacturer. The packaging is tasteful and shows a couple using the toy in a variety of positions. Although there are models on the box, there is no nudity. However, the package isn’t discreet because it’s obvious what’s inside. Sealed in a plastic bag inside the box are the parts of this toy. Woven nylon straps, plastic adjusters, and four identical neoprene cuffs that secure both to the straps of the web and around the wrists and ankles using Velcro make up the toy. The securing straps are adjustable and fit any size bed. The straps fit our king-size mattress with room to spare, and we were able to tighten the plastic adjusters quite a bit. Position the cuffs anywhere on the web.

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     This toy is versatile in various sexual positions. My fiancé and I tried several positions with success. We tried standard missionary and doggy with me restrained the first time we used this toy, and the cuffs work for cowgirl with him restrained. The cuffs can partially restrain both partners at the same time. There’s plenty of novelty for both partners. The only disruption was that I kept slipping down when I was on all fours with him behind me. My knees inched apart, and my hips ended up low and almost on the bed, and we had to keep readjusting. There is enough room for movement, but the cuffs and Velcro are strong and definitely held me. Plus, the places where the web’s nylon straps meet are stopping points for the cuffs, which limits movement as well. I really need something to put under my belly, and I was thinking that I might buy a tan Liberator Wedge and Ramp. The Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System comes with a mask to blindfold the restrained person. The mask is a cheap one that’s probably included with all Fetish Fantasy Series toys. It’s not comfortable to wear because it feels like plastic, and it’s slippery, so it doesn’t always stay put. Try using a tie or some other article of clothing to blindfold your partner if you intend to have enthusiastic sex.

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     Installing Pipedream‘s Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System is easy and takes only a few minutes. I was able to do it by myself in order to take pictures. The straps are color-coded to make installation simple. The black straps rest on top of the mattress, and the red, adjustable straps fit underneath the corners of the mattress. Adjust the red straps to make the web tight.

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     The straps don’t tangle, and I even pulled out this toy and set up the straps without much issue after it had been underneath our mattress for quite a while. I did have to unwrap the straps a bit, but they weren’t knotted. The whole web fits underneath the mattress for storage between uses for quick access. My fiancé and I store the web under our mattress and keep the cuffs in a drawer with other sex toys. The neoprene cuffs feel relatively soft and comfortable around the wrists and ankles, and maybe I’m being too critical here, but the cuffs make my wrists and ankles sweat. The most common allergic reaction to neoprene is allergic contact dermatitis caused by an agent called diethylthiourea that makes neoprene rubber tough and pliable. Sweating might exacerbate any allergic reaction. Also, the nylon of the web wasn’t the most comfortable material to have underneath us. It’s woven, so it can feel rough or hard. However, I have very sensitive skin that reacts to basically anything and everything (or nothing), so cuff sweat and slightly rough woven nylon may not bother other people. I’m careful about the products I use from sex toys and lube to laundry detergent and shampoo. The Velcro makes the cuffs easy to remove quickly, which means that this toy is safe, even for beginners.

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     The Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System is overall safe and non-threatening for people who are new to BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism) or who have never tried bondage before. This toy was our first bondage toy, and it’s certainly user-friendly.

     I doubt we could ever use this toy every time we have sex because we worked up a sweat and exhausted ourselves. The toy definitely requires some effort and is a toy that’s perfect for a high-energy couple. We use it every once in a while for a change of pace. Since I bought our first pair of nipple clamps, however, I’ve been fantasizing about being restrained and teased while wearing them. The Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System is way too expensive at Adam & Eve. I wouldn’t have this toy if I hadn’t received it for free. The $79.95 price tag is ridiculous when SheVibe sells this toy for $29.99.

BDSM tip:

     For people who are new to bondage or any other BDSM activity, I recommend discussing a safe word ahead of time. Safety and trust are extremely important. The best safe words are words or phrases that aren’t typically said or heard during sexual activity; the goal is to communicate more clearly and minimize confusion. Do not use words like, “stop,” “don’t,” or “no,” as these can result in miscommunication. For example, I say those words when my fiancé is tickling me as I roll and squirm, but I may not actually want him to stop. Our safe word is “cuckoo clock” because it’s unusual and even silly, so there’s no mistaking the desire to stop, and it breaks the tension and allows us to emotionally step back from the situation. Use a safe word in uncomfortable situations or to stop the action; if a partner uses a safe word, stop immediately and refocus before deciding together whether or not to continue.

Pros:

  • No batteries are necessary, and there are no electronic pieces, which means that the Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System is ready to install and use when it arrives.
  • It’s easy to install without tools.
  • The adjustable straps fit any size bed, so there’s no measuring.
  • The four neoprene cuffs use Velcro to secure them to the web, which makes them safe, even for beginners, because they are easy to remove quickly.
  • This toy is versatile in various sexual positions and provides novelty.
  • This toy is definitely worth a $30-40 price tag.
  • The toy comes with a mask.

Cons:

  • Adam & Eve’s price for this toy is ridiculous.
  • I don’t believe I can sanitize this toy’s materials.
  • The mask is cheap and uncomfortable and doesn’t stay in place.
  • The nylon feels rough on very sensitive skin, and the cuffs make wrists and ankles sweat.

Rating:  8/10

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