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Review: Liberator BonBon

Shown above with the njoy Eleven

After trying the Liberator Pulse I knew I had to get my hands on more of the toy compatible Liberator Shapes, so the next on my list was BonBon. My biggest hope for BonBon was that I could use it in partner sex. Although the images on the Liberator site don’t show this, it is definitely made for this purpose far more than Pulse is and, let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

BonBon is a domed piece of sex furniture that has a hole in the center of it to shove a dildo or vibrator in. Just about any kind of insertable dildo or vibrator will do (now referred to simply as “dildo” to prevent further awkward wording). For dildos without a base it works best if they are fairly long, about seven to ten inches, the njoy Eleven is actually a little long for it. Dildos with a wide sturdy base are all pretty much excellent, though the bigger the base the more force is required to get it in. For based dildos the length of the toy will also make a big difference depending on how long your thighs are and how easy it is for you to reach them while straddling, I find about five inches to be the minimum. Toys curved as deeply as the njoy Pure Wand, for instance, don’t work without a good amount of maneuvering, but there are plenty of others to choose from.

The dildo hole in BonBon can be altered depending on the type of toy you are using. It has a bit of fabric that can be pushed down into the hole quite a few inches deep to accommodate dildos without a base (see image on the left below). That same bit of fabric can also be pulled up and pushed to the side between the microsuede cover and the champagne foam core to cover the deeper hole and create a sturdier place for dildos with a base to sit. In case that makes absolutely no sense, take a look at the instructions. (Click on images to make them bigger).


 

Like all Liberator pieces BonBon is a sturdy positioning aid made of furniture-grade polyurethane foam that holds quite a bit of weight. Of course, the lighter you are the less the shape will compress, but I’m close to 250 pounds and I can easily sit on BonBon with minimal squishing. Back when I was 80 pounds heavier I recall still being held up well by Liberator products, though it also depends on the shape of the piece as well, but BonBon is a very solid piece.

The next layer up from the foam core is a water-resistant nylon slip-cover made to protect the foam from various sexual fluids. It zips off for easy access should you need to and is mostly covered so there is little need to clean it. This is my first product with the micro-suede cover rather than the microfiber or velvish other shapes sport. I believe the micro-suede is part of what allows the less expensive Liberator products to be less expensive, but that doesn’t mean it is cheap either. Far from it.

 

BonBon is made to be a hands-free solo sex device or an addition to sex play with one or more partners. It can easily be used by anyone who enjoys penetration regardless of sex or gender, though it does require straddling and therefore being on your knees. I have somewhat bad hips and often get uncomfortable while straddling, but I had no problem with BonBon. It is way easier than using a suction cup dildo or affixing a dildo to a flat surface and attempting to ride it that way due to the added height.

In addition to being used with toys BonBon can also be used as any other Liberator shape, to boost some body part or another to aid in penetration during partnered sex. It can be propped under the ass for additional lift and access to better g-spot or p-spot stimulation, straddled in a doggie-style position to do the same, used under the knees for a little extra lift or to help the lower back out while lying flat, or anything else you can think of to do with it. Since it’s not crazy high (about 9 inches) and has a nice soft slope I actually really enjoy using it as a pillow while reading in bed.

  
Shown with (left to right) Vixen Creations Brando, njoy Eleven, and LELO Ina.

In use BonBon is excellent for both solo and partner sex. It is great for people like myself who love the in and out motion but who are unable to do that for themselves for whatever reason. I’m really quite a lazy masturbator sometimes, and BonBon is so easy to use that I have no excuse to be lazy. It is also pretty easy to get at my clit or cock with a vibrator or hand while riding BonBon, which is a big plus. I also hope it will help strengthen my hips and thighs so that having partner sex where I’m on top will become less of an issue. I’m not sure if that will happen, but it’s good to dream.

Getting into and out of different positions during partner sex was super easy, and BonBon added the extra little incline that ensures I get good g-spot action. I really have a fondness for these smaller Liberator shapes for partner sex as well. While the larger shapes are great the smaller ones are just so much easier to move around and tend to inspire a wider variety of positions. Not to mention the smaller ones are cheaper. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to try out the double penetration with toy and partner due to personal reasons01 even though I’ve been so wanting to, but Onyx and I have gotten into the positions and simulated experience and I am sure it would work fabulously for that as well.

Could I get the same experience without using BonBon? Well, it’s possible I could rig something on the arm of my couch or a pillow or a chair that would be somewhat similar. I really don’t think it would be the same at all, though. Perhaps the movement of the dildo would be the same or similar, but it would most likely be a lot less easy to clean up, less comfortable, less movable (or too squishy in the case of the pillow), and just generally inferior.

I might actually go so far as to say this is my favorite Liberator shape yet. I know, I know, I said that not too long ago about the Heart Wedge as well, and it is really close between the two of them. Big huge thanks to Liberator for sending me a BonBon to review in exchange for my honest opinion!

Product Specs

Name: BonBon

Manufacturer: Liberator

Material: Furniture-grade polyurethane foam core, water-resistant nylon slip-cover, and washable micro-suede exterior cover.

Size: 15 inches (long) x 12 1/2 inches (wide) x 8 3/4 inches (high)

Care: Unzip the micro-suede cover, wash in cold water, tumble dry, zip back on. You can also wipe down the inner nylon cover if desired/needed.

Liberator BonBon

  1. it has put a real damper on my sex life recently… you really don’t want to know []
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Review: Tristan Taormino’s Rough Sex 2

I absolutely loved the first Rough Sex so I had high expectations when I heard the second video in the series was coming out. Luckily Rough Sex 2 did not disappoint in the least. In fact, it was kinkier and sexier than the first one!

Just like the original, Rough Sex 2 features performers that get to design their own scenarios and specifically request to work with their partner(s) in the scene, centering the idea of rough sex on choice and consent. Being able to see the negotiation between the participants, as we are with most scenes, is really phenomenal and I think it adds a lot to the scene itself. It shows the intentionality and work that can go into creating the rough sex scene of your dreams, and that it doesn’t have to be completely spontaneous to be hot and sexy, though that can be really fun too. While Tristan’s Rough Sex Series isn’t exactly an educational series it does educate the viewer.

The sex in this second in the series (Rough Sex 3 is already out, btw!) is much more messy, kinky, and varied than the first one. There are two fetish-oriented scenes, two group sex scenes, and lots of slapping, spitting, squirting, and fucking.

[Dylan + Madison : Cake]

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Dylan Ryan and Madison Young in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Dylan Ryan and Madison Young in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Dylan Ryan and Madison Young in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
Dylan Ryan and Madison Young in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Dylan Ryan and Madison Young in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Dylan Ryan and Madison Young in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 

I was both exicited and unsure about this scene as it started, but upon watching and re-watching I have come to an understanding with it. I love both Dylan Ryan and Madison Young, and I knew that a scene with both of them would be awesome. I loved the concept of Madison as Dylan’s Submissive having baked her a birthday cake as a surprise and getting rewarded by being beaten and fucked. I was wary of the cake, since Madison talks about cake sitting specifically in the intro. Turns out, I’m not too keen on cake sitting (it makes me yell “That’s sugary! Don’t get that on your cunt! Yeast! Yeast!”01 at the screen.) However, Madison licking cake off of Dylan’s feet? Totally hot. Madison drinking milk out of a bowl on the floor? Super hot. Dylan shoving Madison’s face into the cake while she eats and fingers her ass? Also very hot. Dylan squirting all over Madison after being fucked by the njoy Eleven? I don’t think I need to even answer that one, it should be self-evident.

[Bobbi + James : Eyes]

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Bobbi Star and James Deen in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Bobbi Star and James Deen in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Bobbi Star and James Deen in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
Bobbi Star and James Deen in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Bobbi Star and James Deen in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Bobbi Star and James Deen in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2

If Onyx and I were filmed during our usual (rough) sex it would look a lot like this, especially if the Hitachi in the scene was replaced with the Eroscillator or Wahl. You may or may not have wanted to know that. In other words: this scene is amazingly hot (or, at least I think so). It is rough and messy with lots of gagging, breath play, deep thrusting, and orgasms. What’s not to love? The chemistry between Bobbi Star and James Deen is sizzling through the entire scene, and all of the things he does to her are simply exquisite. This is without a doubt my favorite scene in the bunch, although I really love all the scenes in this film. A few choice moments: James coating Bobbi’s face with her own saliva (ridiculously hot), Bobbi coming over and over while having the Hitachi used on her, and James telling Bobbi “don’t make me put it on high” (meaning the Hitachi). The only thing that irritates me about this scene is that most of the time it is impossible to hear the nasty somethings that James is saying to her.

[Claire + April : Petals]

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April Flores and Claire Adams in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 April Flores and Claire Adams in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 April Flores and Claire Adams in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
April Flores and Claire Adams in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 April Flores and Claire Adams in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 April Flores and Claire Adams in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2

There is so much awesome with this scene, I don’t know where to begin. I’m not a big fan of pink, but on April it is adorable and coupled with all the wonderfully nasty things they do to each other it is actually kind of radical. Pretty pink petals down on the floor and a pink room call up cutesy flowery images of soft sensual sex, not rough wrestling, slapping, and fucking. Seriously awesome. While their chemistry is nothing like Bobbi and James’ (though that’s not really a fair comparison) they are clearly having a great time together. I particularly enjoyed when April physically safewords and we get to see Claire stop and them nonverbally renegotiate during the scene, showing that safewording doesn’t have to be a big deal or stop a scene completely.

[Madison + Nathan : Pony]

Madison Young, Nathan Menace, and Tristan Taormino in Rough Sex 2 Madison Young in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Madison Young and Nathan Menace in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
Madison Young and Nathan Menace in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Madison Young and Nathan Menace in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Madison Young and Nathan Menace in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
Madison Young and Nathan Menace in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Madison Young and Nathan Menace in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Madison Young and Nathan Menace in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2

I’ve not done much animal play, but I know people who have. What struck me with this scene was I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Here are some random thoughts about the scene. Getting off on being uncomfortable is hot. Double oral with a flesh cock and a carrot is actually pretty hot. Not so sure how I feel about the carrot being used vaginally, especially without a condom, but I didn’t mind it, and Nathan sucking the side of the carrot after it was in Madison’s cunt is hot. Saliva dribbling from Madison’s gagged mouth as she’s fucked is super hot. When I first saw the scene I wasn’t so sure how much Nathan was into it, he seemed distant through the whole scene which turned me off a bit. We also don’t really see his face that often, usually he’s either turned away from the camera or cut out of it, which is weird. This bothers me, but not enough to dislike the scene as a whole.

[Chayse + Adrianna + Mark : Squeeze]

Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Chayse Evans, Adrianna Nicole, and Mark Davis in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2

The concept of this scene is fantastic, Adrianna getting topped by Chayse and Mark, though once sex comes in Chayse starts to submit too, but I didn’t mind that. Truthfully, I thought two-thirds of the execution of the scene is awesome, the other third left something to be desired. Mark and Adrianna are super hot in this scene, they have a great connection and Mark really knows what he is doing. He talks in the opening to the scene about looking at rough sex/power play as an opportunity for him to lead the Bottom in a journey, and that is definitely what he does. I had seen Adrianna in Rough Sex and I didn’t care too much for her, she just wasn’t that exciting for me, but in this scene that all changed, perhaps at least partially due to a better partner.

I just didn’t find Chayse sexy at all. During the interview she showed some promise, but her performance was the first and last time I was reminded I was watching a porno instead of a sexy documentary on people who have rough sex. By this I mean, she acted like a hegemonic porn star, or at least that was my perception. While she didn’t look at the camera or any of that nonsense it did seem like she was acting for it, having sex for the camera, as opposed to Mark and Adrianna who were there to have sex that just happened to be on camera. Perhaps this is really the way she has sex at home, but somehow I doubt it. I was mostly able to ignore my annoyance with this and focus on the extreme hotness that is Mark and Adrianna, but every once in a while it crept in.

[Sinnamon : Poker]

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Sinnamon Love's Scene in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Sinnamon Love's Scene in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Sinnamon Love's Scene in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2
Sinnamon Love's Scene in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Sinnamon Love's Scene in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2 Sinnamon Love's Scene in Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex 2

The reason why there’s only one name for this one (I’m following the way the scenes are titled in the DVD) is because Sinnamon Love designed the scenario and there are four men with her: Orpheus Black, Richard Mann, Shane Diesel, and Alonzo Knight. Putting up five names would take up far too much space on the screen. Orpheus is a Pro Dom, as is revealed in the pre-scene negotiation, and Sinnamon’s Owner during the scene. I was highly impressed with his skill as a Dominant, including his flogging technique, and his props. He wielded many different styles of floggers, toys, and an amazing and wicked-looking knife during the scene. I also got a pleasant shudder every time he put his boot on her body. Yum.

I loved that one of the men attending the poker party decided not to participate, simply watch and interact briefly with Sinnamon right near the end. The other two got into “punishing” her for “accidentally” spilling a drink. As Sinnamon mentioned in the negotiation, it’s rare to see a Black couple engaging in D/s play in a film, probably even rarer for an all-Black D/s-fueled gangbang/threesome02. True to stereotype both the men’s cocks were ridiculously large, as evidenced by one spanning her head as she sucked his balls. I was highly impressed. Sinnamon also used her pre-negotiated safeword during the scene and it was immediately respected, of course. I really loved that returned to their poker game once they were done with her.

Product Specs

Title: Rough Sex 2
Director: Tristan Taormino
Produced By: Smart Ass Productions and Vivid Entertainment

Cast: Claire Adams, Chayse Evans, April Flores, Sinnamon Love, Adrianna Nicole, Dylan Ryan, Bobbi Starr, Madison Young, Mark Davis, James Deen, Shane Diesel, Richard Mann, Nathan Menace, Orpheus Black, and Alonzo Knight.

Length: 210 minutes
Year: 2010

Extras: Behind the Scenes, Choking and Safety with Penny Flame, Safer Sex Feature, Picture Gallery, Previews.

Much thanks to Tristan Taormino for sending me Rough Sex 2!

  1. Since yeast feast on sugar having sugar in an area prone to yeast infections can encourage them to happen. This is also why glycerin in lube is bad, in case you didn’t know. []
  2. only two of the guys actually fucked her []
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Review: Kinklab Jawbreaker Gag

I used to covet jawbreakers when I was a kid. Like a lot of children I was a sugar fiend so I had as much as I could whenever I could. I remember going to a candy shop in Skagway and getting Alaska Jawbreakers (which were larger than the Texas ones, of course) and I would rub my tongue raw licking at those things for days on end, storing it in a plastic bag when not slowly eroding at the hard surface with my tongue.

My bygone fondness for jawbreakers compelled me to pick up the Kinklab Jawbreaker Gag, which Good Vibrations calls Sweet Lips Candy Ball Gag. The gag comes with a little cellophane wrapped around the candy ball ensuring freshness, which I have yet to take off, actually. I like the look of the cellophane, making it reminiscent of any little hard candy, and I figure that will keep the gag fresh for longer, instead of eroding at the big sugar ball.

Anyone who has seen the movie Jawbreaker will know about the hazards of sticking a jawbreaker in someone’s mouth. Due to the straps on either side of the head, however, there is little to no risk of the sugar ball getting lodged in someone’s mouth or throat, but there is still a risk of choking. There is a sticker on the jawbreaker that says: “WARNING! CHOKING HAZARD! By breaking the package seal and opening this product’s package, you acknowledge that you have read this disclaimer, and that you accept and understand that you shal (sic) be bound by is terms.” Basically, the company is covering their asses.

They have more in-depth information on what exactly the danger is in the Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer of Warranty: it will “produce more saliva than a regular gag and create a choking hazard if the person is unattended or inverted for any reason.” There is a bit of this same hazard with inverting especially for all other types of gags as well as special consideration to be taken any time there is potential obstruction to air flow as solid gags will do (as opposed to open mouth gags or special “breathable” gags). All I’m saying is: be aware of the risks and be as safe as possible.

The gag itself is quite comfortable, with a ridiculously wide adjustable length of nine inches it should fit most heads, and the vinyl strap is not scratchy but rather quite soft. The ball is a little on the large side for ball gags, nearly two inches around, I have a wide mouth so I didn’t have any problems with it but I have friends who would. Also due to the jawbreaker aspect of the ball itself there is absolutely no give to it and I would advise against doing any sort of impact play or anything that might make the wearer impulsively bite down while the gag is in, the massive amount of sugar will cause more than enough damage on your teeth without adding chipping to the mix.

While I definitely prefer other gags to this one for regular use, the Jawbreaker Gag is a unique experience that any gag-loving sugar fiend, current or former, will definitely get a kick out of. Much thanks to Good Vibrations for sending me the Sweet Lips Candy Ball Gag to review in exchange for my honest opinion!

Product Specs

Name: Jawbreaker Gag / Sweet Lips Candy Ball Gag

Manufacturer: Kinklab

Type: BDSM/Kink Toy – (Ball) Gag

Materials: Vinyl strap & candy ball (see ingredients below)

Ingredients: Dextrose with Maltodextrin, Corn Syrup, Malic Acid, Artificial Colors (Yellow 6, Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Titanium Dioxide), Natural & Artificial Flavors, Calcium Sterate, Carnauba Wax.
Made in a fascility that processes peanuts and tree nuts. May contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts.

Strap Length: 24 inches long, adjustable between 15 and 24 inches.

Ball Size: 1 7/8 inches (diameter).

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Review: LELO Flickering Touch Massage Candle (Black Pepper & Pomegranate)

The last time I reviewed a pomegranate item it was lube and with it I included a picture of a multitude of pomegranate items. Point being: I have a fetish for all things pomegranate. I also have a vast collection of LELO products and have the personal goal of owning one of everything. Naturally when I saw that one of LELO’s new massage candles came in black pepper & pomegranate I had to have it.

The candle came in a black cardboard box that is nearly twice the height of the candle itself, the extra room is for padding on the top and bottom to keep the candle safe. Inside is a small warning pamphlet advising on candle safety as well as the candle itself: a smooth round black jar and a silver lid with a red accent. I was extremely pleased with the little bit of foam inside of the jar and on top of the candle, keeping any bits of the candle that had melted during transfer from getting all over of the inside of the package. Some of my candle had melted on the way, being stored in a room too warm will do that, but none had leaked.

The scent itself is wonderful. I can’t smell the black pepper really at all, but the pomegranate scent is lovely. It’s not super strong either, you have to get within four or five inches of the jar before you can smell the scent from the unlit candle, so it won’t overpower the room simply by being in it like some candles will. Even when lit the smell is quite subtle. If it was simply a candle (rather than a massage candle) I might be a little disappointed with the strength of the scent, actually, but once you start massaging the wax into skin the smell is much more apparent.

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The wax is smooth, slick, and soft. It massages easily into the skin leaving a slight layer of smooth oilyness that isn’t too greasy at all. When left in a cool room it hardens fairly well, but you can still scrape a bit off to use as lotion if you desire01. The warmer the room the more likely it will melt, but it is well contained in the jar and that shouldn’t be a problem. According to the directions you are supposed to “extinguish out the flame and leave to cool for 30 seconds” before use, though I didn’t experience the wax getting too hot even if I didn’t wait a full thirty seconds.

The ingredients are mostly body-safe with the exception of the three included in the “Perfume” ingredient. Before I talk about those ingredients I want to say how awesome it is that LELO actually lists the ingredients in the “Perfume,” since most companies don’t as legally companies don’t have to disclose that02. Most of these ingredients are plant-based derivatives. D-Limonene is “the major component of the oil extracted from citrus rind,” Linalool is “a naturally occurring terpene alcohol chemical found in many flowers and spice plants” and Hexylcinnamaldehyde “is found naturally in the essential oil of chamomile.” They all have the potential of being an irritant, mostly around the eyes or lips, and LELO does quite clearly have warnings about avoiding those areas in the warning pamphlet. For general use on the skin they should be fine, however, unless you have exceptionally sensitive skin.

Like most LELO products, their Massage Candle is pretty awesome. The packaging is sleek and sexy, there are no weird man-made toxic ingredients, and the wax does exactly what it is supposed to do: aids massage without leaving a yucky after-feeling. It is a little pricey for a small candle, but you don’t need much of the wax to give a great massage and it will last for a long time. I’ve used it a few times and have only barely made a dent.

Much thanks to LELO for sending me their Massage Candle to review in exchange for my honest opinion!

Product Specs

Name: Flickering Touch Massage Candle

Manufacturer: LELO.

Type: Candle/Massage Oil.

Ingredients: Glycine Soja (Soy) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Perfume (D-Limonene, Linalool, Hexylcinnamaldehyde)

Size: 150g / 5.3 oz

Height: 4 inches.
Width: 3 inches (diameter).

  1. and I often do []
  2. it has to do with not giving away their company secrets and is really quite bullshit []
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Review: Liberator Pulse

Shown above with the njoy Eleven and LELO Mia

When I requested the Pulse I wasn’t sure how it would work for me, and that was part of the fun. Liberator has so many awesome shapes that are easy to tell if they will work for me or not so the prospect of a shape that might not work was highly intriguing. The fact that it is amazingly awesome for solo sex seemed obvious, but what about partner sex? Could I use it to have some awesome double penetration with a partner and a hands-free vibrator right on my clit? I needed to know.

Pulse is a rad comma-shaped piece of sex furniture with two vibrator pockets and one dildo hole. The vibrator pockets are on either side of the dildo hole so when you put a dildo inside and straddle it you can straddle it either way and still have a vibrator rocking your clit/cock/balls/wherever you like vibrations. Yes, this can definitely work for anyone regardless of gender. For a sex toy enthusiast like me it is pretty damn phenomenal.

  

It is made of one piece of champagne foam covered by a nylon water resistant slip-cover covered by a microfiber (mine’s black) cover. The shape really is wacky, but really neat. I found it easy to straddle and I have hip problems so I sometimes have difficulty straddling things. It seems perfect for people who want to mount something while masturbating but need it to not be right against the ground. Using it reminded me of why I used to love to straddle things in the past, before my hips started to get upset at me after I did.

 
 

For solo sex I was highly impressed. My favorite toy to use in it is my njoy Eleven (you may or may not have noticed this from the pictures) which is difficult for me to thrust with normally but is ridiculously easy to ride when it is inserted into Pulse. It also sticks up perfectly, just as any other dildo I put in there pretty much regardless of the base. The fabric inside of the dildo hole can be pulled up and pushed to the side01 to accommodate dildos with bases or simply pushed down into the hole for baseless ones.

The vibrator pockets work wonderfully as well, though they make it difficult to quickly access the controls of whatever you put in them. Fortunately, that doesn’t matter too much when you’re bumping and grinding down against the various toys, but it can be mildly annoying. I had trouble with the LELO Mia not being able to stay in place because of how thin it is (less than an inch) and the same with the Fairy Pocket Mini, but wider clitoral vibes would have no problem. I actually realized that I don’t own that many clit-only vibes that aren’t either really big with handles or really tiny. For my loves and go-to clitoral vibrators Wahl and Eroscillator it was easier not to use the pockets and just smoosh them between my body and Pulse, which worked exceptionally well.

What really makes Pulse shine, however, is the sloped shape it has. Liberator calls it “your personal teeter-totter” and it really is that. It takes thrusting down to almost a minimal effort, you just rock back and forth and the dildo moves against you, it’s fabulous! I love the feeling of thrusting but most of the time I insert, wiggle, and clench around a dildo rather than actually thrusting it inside of me, but this really does the work for me. In other words, lazy masturbators such as myself will seriously love this. This would also be excellent for anyone who has difficulty either reaching a dildo while it is inside of you or who have trouble gripping toys in general since it’s all hands-free.

 
 
Shown with the njoy Eleven, Fairy Pocket Mini, LELO Mona, LELO Mia, and Fun Factory Wave

For partner sex it was awkward, unfortunately. It’s not really made to work during partner sex the way that BonBon is, for example, but I was really hoping that it would anyway. Onyx and I tried it as many ways as we could think of and while it worked as a general boost of height due to the curve of Pulse it was nearly impossible to maneuver it so that the dildo or vibrator lined up with me while he could also fuck me. I’m not sure if people with different body sizes and types would make it work or not since the curve on either end of Pulse gets in the way.

We also tried using the back of it for a raised slope like a Wedge or Ramp but it was way too high. The only way we could figure it working would be if he sort of straddled Pulse and thrust down into me and that just wasn’t very practical at all, just awkward.

I did manage to find a few great uses for it during partner sex: oral and possibly fingering/fisting. Either using it with toys for hands-free stimulation while giving oral to another or using the raised slope side that was way too high for our genitals to connect on. It gives wonderful access to all the right areas when used for the slope without the giving partner having to lean over to get to them.

If your primary intention is to use this with a partner I would go for a different Liberator product, especially any of their Ramps. However, if you enjoy straddling and hands-free vibrations while you masturbate you will love this shape. Plus, if you have a big toy that is difficult to thrust with but feels amazing02 or any ability issues that keep you from thrusting Pulse will seriously be the product you never knew you needed.


Shown with the njoy Eleven and Fairy Pocket Mini

Big huge thanks to Liberator for sending me a Pulse to review in exchange for my honest opinion!

Product Specs

Name: Pulse

Manufacturer: Liberator

Material: Champagne Foam core, water-resistant nylon slip-cover, and washable microfiber exterior cover.

Size: 20 inches (long) x 12 1/2 inches (wide) x 13 inches (high)

Care: Unzip the microfiber cover, wash in cold water, tumble dry, zip back on. You can also wipe down the inner nylon cover if desired/needed.

  1. the handy-dandy instructions told me to do this, though I am not convinced it is actually necessary []
  2. like the njoy Eleven []
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Review: LELO Mia v2.0

I wrote my original Mia review over two years ago01 and although I have used it many times since then I haven’t picked it up in over a year, probably. It really hasn’t stayed one of my favorite toys and is no longer the only USB-powered vibrator around. I had a serious geekgasm the first time around and the second time around I was less impressed with the geeky aspect of it and more impressed with the slight changes LELO made that make a big difference.

The packaging, as always, is superb. Mia comes in LELO’s black box with a black02 slip-cover and the older style of a plastic insert inside. Accompanying it is the standard 10-year quality manual guarantee, 1-year warranty, and black satin storage bag as well as a USB-to-USB adapter in case it is inconvenient to have Mia attached directly to the USB port of your choice. With the abundance of USB ports in things other than a computer these days even if your computer should kick it you would be able to charge Mia.

Most of the features are the same. You can lock Mia so it won’t turn on when you don’t want it to. Mia’s light comes on when the buttons are pressed. Mia’s light turns red when it needs to be charged, blinks when it is charging, and turns solid when it is done charging03. Mia has multiple speeds accessed by pressing the plus button and multiple vibrations you can cycle through. Mia could be inserted only about an inch or two but is really made to be a clitoral stimulator.

The big difference between Mia v1.0 and Mia v2.0 is the intensity of the vibrations. Sure, I like the new sleek black color better than the two original pinks. The adjustment of the motor to be more in the tip is awesome. The lines in Mia’s lid to prevent it from going on any other way are handy. Even the fact that the light won’t come on if you press the minus button when Mia is off04 is pretty nice. But they are all far outweighed by the awesome change in vibrations.

The old version of Mia has a high-pitched buzz to it when it is on, and the vibrations are weak. Two plus years ago when it first came out it was cutting-edge, but still weak, but there have been a lot of improvements to the technology since then and today it doesn’t feel like a luxury toy. I can still get off with Mia v1.0, but it takes a long while which makes it not nearly as fun.

The new Mia is low and rumbly. It is also strong. Ridiculously strong for its size. When put side-by-side there is no question that they have completely different motors, though on the outside they look nearly identical. The greater concentration of vibrations at the tip is also just wonderful. I could tell you about the fancy laser test that LELO did to prove the difference in vibration speed complete with circles and whatnot, but it’s kind of superfluous and can be summed up in a few words: Mia v2.0 is stronger. The end.

The only possible thing I can complain about with Mia is that the point on the end is a little smaller than I generally like my vibrators to be. It can be difficult to maneuver when my brain is turned to mush but I want one more orgasm and can’t seem to get the right location05. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s not really that frustrating or bad, it’s just how it goes.

Mia is also the least expensive of all of LELO‘s vibrators. Just in case you needed another reason to want it.

Much thanks to LELO for sending me the new and improved Mia to review in exchange for my honest opinion!

Product Specs

Name: Mia.

Manufacturer: LELO.

Type: Vibrator.

Power: Rechargeable.

Material: ABS plastic and a bit of silicone.

Length: 4 1/2 inches.
Width: 7/8 of an inch.

Lube: Water- or oil-based preferred. Although there isn’t much silicone on it in order to turn it off you have to touch the silicone buttons and that doesn’t bode well if you’re using silicone lube. Silicone lube + silicone toys = potential disaster.

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap & water.

  1. back when I was still sometimes using gendered pronouns for sex toys, yeesh. Sometimes I think I should go back and revise a lot of those reviews. []
  2. or whatever color of Mia you may choose []
  3. it looks mighty pretty when stuck in the side of my also black computer too []
  4. a tiny change that only someone OCD like me would really notice–this helps me know it is turned off completely, though, and is really handy! []
  5. this happens to me a lot. Am I the only one? []
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Review: Fun Factory Share XL

It was not long after I reviewed the Fun Factory Share that Fun Factory released the next in the Share line: the Fun Factory Share XL. When I first laid eyes on it I knew I would have to have it. Now, nearly two years later, I finally get to share01 with you the excellence that is the Share XL.

The Share XL is a double-ended dildo designed to be used like a strap-on, only it doesn’t need a harness to work. There are quite a few other products designed to do the same thing, but this is by far my favorite. It is shaped as all of the Share line–which, in addition to the XL and original also includes the XS–each has a dildo02 end connected to a curved internal bulb (the same size and shape on all three) via a very curved connection. This is one of my favorite features: the curved connection and therefore way it sits. The deep curve enables the base of the dildo to sit against the mons and in front of the clit, rather than sticking out at an angle from the vaginal opening area. This is important because it gives so much better control and leverage.

However, the curved connection is also the source of the biggest potential complaint of the Share XL, the floppyness. Because of the extreme swoop down from the base of the dildo and the weight of the dildo, especially on the XL, the dildo can have a tendency to This isn’t as much of a problem for me, luckily, due to my excess of thigh flesh that is somehow able to keep the dildo in place, but for you skinnier folk out there it would be highly irritating. Of course, it can be slipped into a harness03, as long as the harness either does not have fabric behind the o-ring or has removable fabric there, easily to alleviate that problem. While using it in a harness does take away slightly from the convenience of the “harnessless strap on” it is so much easier to use and wield.

I really love the bulb on this. It’s curved to give the wearer some nice g-spot stimulation with each thrust and jostle of the hips, plus it’s big enough for just about anyone to hold on to, since the smaller the object inserted the more the PC muscles have to work to keep it from falling out04. There is a ridge around the bulb just like on the dildo to make it match, which is awfully cute, though I haven’t really felt the ridge on the bulb too much.

Fun Factory Share XL

The ridges on the dildo, however, are so amazingly lovely. They remind me a lot of the Fun Factory Wave which I love extremely much. They’re thick and the baby bear05 of dildo ridges: not too pronounced, not too small. They add a little more girth to the already good sized dildo, plus they look pretty too. Without the ridges the Share XL would be almost exactly the same size as the original Share.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to truly try this out on another human yet. Onyx is too scared of the size of it despite my promises of going slow. Actually, I got him to agree to it one night but the other toy ended up using as a warm-up was too good that we didn’t get around to the Share XL. Even though I haven’t tried it out on someone else I have tried it on me multiple ways: fucking myself with the dildo end; fucking the Flip Hole with the dildo and the bulb end inserted in me; and using it like a kegel exerciser by inserting the bulb end, standing, and gripping and releasing to keep it inside. All three tasks are win.

If you choose to purchase this or anything else from Kama Sutra Closet be sure to use the code Wanton15 when you check out to get 15% off your purchase. Much thanks to Kama Sutra Closet for sending me the Fun Factory Share XL to review in exchange for my honest opinion!

Product Specs

Name: Share XL.

Manufacturer: Fun Factory.

Type: Double-ended dildo/harnessless strap on.

Material: 100% Silicone.

Length: Total – 13 1/2″ Insertable – 6 3/4″ (dildo), 4 1/4″ (bulb)
Width: Around – 5 3/4″ (dildo) 5 1/2″ (bulb) Diameter – 1 7/8″ (dildo) 1 3/4″ (bulb)

Lube: Water- or oil-based only! Silicone lube + silicone toys = potential disaster.

Care: General cleaning: toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization: wipe down with 10% bleach solution, run through the dishwasher on the top rack with no soap, or submerge in boiling water for 10 minutes.

  1. see what I did there? []
  2. while it is a little awkward to keep referring to this half of the Share XL as “dildo” I cannot think of a better word that I want to use, I am not a fan of “shaft” and “cock” is too gendered []
  3. It actually works quite well with the inexpensive Bare As You Dare Harness. I recommend it []
  4. though having an excess of thigh flesh or a harness is helpful here too []
  5. you know, Goldilocks style []
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Review: Sh! Leather Corset Harness

There are many types of strap-on harnesses on the market which mostly vary on strap style, material, and cock attachment. The corset-style harness is distinct and characterized by having a wide piece that connects around the waist which laces up the middle and rests right above the ass. Corset harnesses are feminine and the wide back helps to frame the ass as well as adds to the support and makes sure the straps don’t dig into my sides while I’m wearing it. These are one of my favorite styles of harnesses.

Aside from the corset feature this harness is a two strap or jock style harness, so it has two straps coming from the front where they are attached to the o-ring that sit on either side of the outer labia and go across the thighs and up either side of the ass. I would actually be surprised to find a single strap corset harness due to the corset design in the back. Having two straps instead of one means a couple of great things: easier access to the vaginal opening and more support holding the cock in place.

The Red Leather Corset Harness is made out of amazingly soft and buttery leather that I constantly have the urge to rub against my face or caress with my fingers. It looks especially wonderful matched with my favorite red dildo or any black dildo I’ve paired it with, but will work with any toy with a flat base either slipped behind the front panel or between the front panel and the O-ring in front.

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The front panel is super comfortable but also mildly annoying. It comes down a little further than I would like and makes it more difficult to access my cunt than the other harnesses I have, though only a little. Also, it’s easy to slip a cock in from the back so the base sits right against the skin but putting one between the panel and the O-ring is a little more difficult, though that’s technically a problem with the straps rather than the panel. On other harnesses I have the straps connect to the O-ring via snaps but these are actually sewn to the front panel so you have to loosen the straps where they connect in back in order to get the cock in place. However, I’m lazy anyway and it’s easy to just slip the cock in the back, plus that way the base protrudes to hit my clit even better.

The straps connect to other pieces via two D-rings each which are fairly easy to maneuver and have no slip that I’ve noticed. Tightening them isn’t that easy, however, but I think part of that is because this harness only barely fits me around, each of the two side straps only have somewhere between an inch or two of slack. This also connects with the problem with the O-ring in front. Neither of these things would be that big of a deal if I was a few inches smaller, I think. I got size M/L and I measure 48 1/2 inches around where the harness sits.

 
It just barely fits but it’s still lovely! Looks better without the underwear, too.

These two shortcomings, however, are really not that bad overall and I still love this harness and think it’s extremely comfortable and well made. It’s currently my favorite harness to wear with my Bare As You Dare Harness leading a close second. In addition to red the Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium Corset Harness comes in the standard black as well as white, baby pink, hot pink, (powder) blue, and purple. Plus Sh! has a great selection of other strap-on harnesses if the corset style isn’t quite for you.

Thanks so much to Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for sending me a Red Leather Corset Harness to review in exchange for my honest opinion!

Product Specs

Name: Corset Strap-On Dildo Harness: Red

Type: Strap-on Harness

Manufacturer: Sh!

Material: Leather and steel (o-rings)

Fit: Size M/L – Up to 49 inch hips (approximately).

Style: Two-strap or jock-style

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Review: Liberator Heart Wedge

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m kind of a sap and have a serious soft-spot for heart-shaped things. Even three of my eight tattoos are hearts or heart-shaped. So understandably when Liberator first released their Heart Wedge as a limited edition item I fell in love, which is also why I gave one away not too long ago01. Luckily Liberator has decided to add the Heart Wedge to their Home Decor Series so even though it started as a limited edition item it’s fixed to be around for a while.

The day I received my Heart Wedge I practically squealed from excitement, and cuddled with it nearly all day. It had just been a few days before that Onyx and I were trying to use the Liberator Ramp while I was pegging him with a strap-on and were having difficulty with the height, so it also came at just the perfect time. The Ramp is just a little too high for the length of my thighs and the Heart Wedge is five inches shorter.

Black Liberator Heart Wedge

Like all Liberator pieces the Heart Wedge is made of a firm but soft champagne foam core covered by a layer of water-resistant nylon and an outer luxurious layer that is easily unzipped and tossed in the wash when it gets dirty. Like Mae West said: sex is only dirty if you do it right, so being able to clean it easily is a must. The foam easily withstands my weighty hips without crushing down too much while also being super comfortable and so much better than using a pillow.

The outer layer on the Heart Wedge is Velvish instead of the usual Liberator microfiber, a feature of the Home Decor series that it is part of. As you can probably guess from the name it is made to feel like velvet and it does quite a good job at it, though it’s more similar to microfiber than to velvet, I believe. It is also what my couches are made out of (the purple backing for the pictures). I enjoy the feel of it, in some ways it feels smoother than the microfiber, but it’s just as sticky when you pair it with other Liberator pieces so it won’t slide around.

Black Liberator Heart Wedge Black Liberator Heart Wedge

The height of the Heart Wedge really comes in handy for those times when you need just a little extra boost, like I mentioned above. It is also much easier to move around than the other Liberator shapes I have tried before due to its smaller size. We were not surprised to find out that the slight boost in height of my hips helped him hit my g-spot and get deeper than without it. While, sure, I can lift my hips up off the bed to achieve the same goal, I can’t do it constantly while also moving and wiggling and focusing on the sensations. It just makes things easier with a prop.

When it came to using it I was a little worried that the small shape wouldn’t quite work with my big body but I happily soon discovered I had no reason to worry. Although I am a little wider than its 19 inches it wasn’t at all uncomfortable or awkward while in use. In fact, I would say it was wicked easy to use, convenient, and comfortable. It might even be my favorite Liberator product yet!

Black Liberator Heart Wedge

Big huge thanks to Liberator for sending me a Heart Wedge to review!

Product Specs

Name: Heart Wedge

Manufacturer: Liberator

Material: Champagne Foam core, water-resistant nylon slip-cover, and washable Velvish exterior cover.

Size: 19 inches wide x 13 inches long x 7 inches tall

Care: Unzip the microfiber cover, wash in cold water, tumble dry, zip back on. You can also wipe down the inner nylon cover if desired/needed.

  1. and will be giving another one away on Pleasurists soon, so keep an eye out! []
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Review: Sh! Red Rose Flogger

The Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip is pretty. Unbelievably pretty. And it inspires great jokes. And by “great” I mean terrible. I’m sure you already know what I’m talking about, alluding to roses being a gesture of love and all that. These roses are a gesture of pain. Lovely lovely pain.

I already had a rose crop that I reviewed ages ago. Unfortunately it broke mid use and I haven’t yet purchased another. It sparked my love of impact play toys that look like something else. Using roses, hearts, stars, etc. to hit people with is immensely fun. Seriously.

It’s a cat o’ nine tails in that it has… wait for it… nine falls or “tails” or individual braids of leather that you can hit someone with01. It’s really a type of flogger rather than a whip even though it is referred to as the latter. A whip is generally something with only one flexible striking point rather than multiple. Of course, this varies depending on who you talk to.

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This flogger is sturdy and fairly well balanced even with its ridiculously long falls. At the end of each fall is a pretty red leather rose. The only thing I would change is to make the “stems” and leaves of the roses green, keeping the handle black and the roses red, though they also carry a purple version that is equally gorgeous.

The Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip is a little unpredictable without sufficient practice. The sensation varies from ridiculously stingy to thuddy and delicious depending on how it’s thrown. I suggest much practice on a pillow before just jumping in with it because of how different the swings are. Of course, practice will only get you so far so a good communicative bottom is the next place to go. Personally, I really love the thud that the roses themselves produce and am not that fond of the stingyness that occurs when the braided bits of the falls02 get involved. YMMV03.

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Onyx, who has been the primary but not sole wielder04 says basically the same thing: “Using the rose flogger requires a certain amount of technique recalibration. The heaviness of the rose-petal ends means it balances very differently from other floggers I have used and so it felt somewhat “off” in the beginning. I had to re-learn how to swing it properly to use it to its full potential. Despite this learning curve it is very fun to use once the technique is mastered, and has a very delightful thuddy slap when it connects properly.

Once you get used to using it, though, it’s amazing. Especially for those who love thuddy toys. It is likely to send you to wonderful thuddy heaven. Love! Thanks so much to Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for sending me a Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip.

Product Specs

Name: Red Rose Cat O Nine Tails Whip

Type: Flogger/Cat O’ Nine Tails

Manufacturer: Sh!

Material: Leather

Length: 30 inches (total) 18 inches (falls).

Sensation: Stingy – 1 (out of 3) | Thuddy – 3 (out of 3)

  1. from now on known just as falls []
  2. the stems []
  3. Your Mileage May Vary, for those non-acronymistic types out there. []
  4. I really need to get a bottom to play with one of these days. []
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