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!
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.
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