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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: 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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Review: Hypnotic Dreams “Demon Seed”

Hypnosis has somewhat of a bad reputation as well as it’s own following in the realms of kink. I’m actually in the process of becoming a certified hypnotherapist, so this was especially interesting to me when I was contacted by Daniel, the owner of Hypnotic Dreams, seeing if I would like to review one of his stories. I’m not as interested in the mind-control aspect of hypnosis the way some people fetishize it, but being the idea of able to plant kinky post-hypnotic suggestions and triggers are both highly appealing.

I chose “Demon Seed” a non-consent themed erotic hypnotic story but there are various other hypnotic stories oriented toward women that run from vanilla to kinky (though all submissive) and a small smattering of hypnotic stories oriented toward men that are all submissive as well. Each story page has detailed information about the story and you can listen to a preview before you buy. Some stories plant post-hypnotic suggestions and others don’t.

The key to any hypnosis is allowing yourself to be hypnotized. There is a reason why the phrase “all hypnosis is self hypnosis” was coined, not just to try and get away from hypnosis’ bad reputation, but because the hypnotist can’t force someone into hypnosis who is actively working against being hypnotized. You also can’t be forced to do anything against your moral or ethical code while hypnotized, not that these stories have things for you to do, but for some the idea of a post-hypnotic suggestion is frightening.

The beauty of all the stories offered by Hypnotic Dreams is that they all are geared toward pleasure. Quite a few of them, actually, are specifically designed to help heighten sexual pleasure in various ways such as increasing the libido in general, increasing enjoyment of giving oral sex, or increasing submissive desires, among other things. They’re written and designed with the listener in mind. The only downfall of the site offerings that I can find is that they are all heterosexual. However, Hypnotic Dreams only recently began offering male-oriented stories so perhaps some queer stories may come in the future.

Since you get the story in a downloadable mp3 you can listen to the story as many times as you like. It was easy to download and while $25 is a little pricey for an erotic story I think it is a reasonable price for what you get: a hypnotic erotic story. Obviously a lot of thought and care has been put into this story and I’m sure all the others are crafted to the same standards.

“Demon Seed” itself begins with an introduction which is the same as the preview of the story I believe and then follows a general hypnotic framework: an induction technique to get you into a trance state, the story itself, and a count from 1 to 5 to bring you back to reality. It was quite easy for me to drop into trance with his induction without any problem at all.

The story revolves around being tricked into summoning a demon who then ties you up and forces you to submit to his will, turning you into his servant. I thought the story itself was both well written and well delivered, each time I listen to it I can feel the sensations that the story evokes quite physically. It’s as if they are actually happening to me, and I am left with a need for sex. I don’t think there’s been a time I listened to this that I didn’t almost immediately jump Onyx at the first chance I had.

The story in and of itself was not nearly as arousing as the hypnotic aspects of it. I believe that if I had simply been reading or listening to the story without the hypnosis element I wouldn’t have gotten nearly as much out of it or want to listen to it again. As this story has no post-hypnotic suggestions there weren’t really any lingering affects aside from the arousal afterward. It was a perfect introduction to erotic hypnosis for me and has me interested in more.

Much thanks to Daniel at Hypnotic Dreams for sending me Demon Seed to review!

Product Specs

Name: Demon Seed

Author: Hypnotic Dreams

Type: Erotic Hypnosis Story

Format: .mp3 File

Length: 25:07

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Review: Double Fish Hook Restraint

I had somewhat high hopes for this Double Fish Hook Restraint. It seemed odd, but potentially fun. I love gags and thought this one was unusual enough to be interesting and would work well enough to get me hot and bothered. Well, it was definitely interesting.

Essentially it is two just about 90 degree angled metal hooks with rubber coating on either end of a high quality leather strap that buckles in the back. The buckle is easily adjustable and also really long. Possibly freakishly long. As you can see in the picture below the two fish hooks on either side are designed to go in either side of the mouth. This doesn’t prevent you from cosing your mouth, it just stretches the sides of the mouth open making you look rather odd.

I have enjoyed when Onyx puts fingers in either corner of my mouth while fucking so I thought this would potentially remind me of that. While it did to an extent, mostly it was just awkward.

It was difficult to position so that it was actually doing much of anything. I have a relatively large head and even on the smallest of the settings the hooks had a difficult time staying in my mouth, and it was super easy to just push one out with my tongue. To prevent this the hooks could be bent further, but that could be potentially dangerous and I would worry about them ripping the corners of the mouth. Even though the hooks are covered in rubber they are still square-ish and would just not be comfortable or fun that way. Shortening the strap might make it work a little better, but you could still push the hooks out pretty easily, which takes away the point of this for me.

I’m tempted to see if I can find a way to use the back strap for my Whitehead Gag instead since it didn’t come with one. Honestly, I think a “restraint” isn’t necessary to do this specifically as fingers or another type of gag would work far better. I suggest a O-ring gag or silicone ball gag instead.

Much thanks to PinkCherry sex toys for sending me Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Series Double Fish Hook Restraint to review!

Product Specs

Name: Double Fish Hook Restraint

Manufacturer: Pipedream Products

Type: Mouth gag (sorta).

Material: Vinyl straps, metal hooks, rubber tips on the hooks.

Dimensions: 30 inch strap, 0.9 inches wide, 2 inch hooks.

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Review: Whitehead Gag

I love gags, especially evil-looking ones that keep the mouth open rather than blocking it. I don’t know what it is, maybe the helplessness of it, the way it makes it difficult to swallow, the accessibility of the mouth while wearing the gag, or maybe for all of those reasons and more. I’ve been attracted to the look of dental gags for quite some time, but this is the first one I’ve actually acquired.

The Whitehead Gag really fits the bill for my gag fetish. It looks quite impressive during use while also being fairly comfortable to wear and easy to use. Most gags are easy to use, really, insert in mouth and go, but this one does have the added bonus of an adjustable size, so it can work on a variety of people, rather than the one-size-works-on-most gags.

It has two little ratchets (is that the right word? I’m not sure) on either side of the mouth, bars with little teeth which hook on to the bottom of the gag and control the height of it. The gag can be used anywhere from closed together to about two and a half inches apart. The main controls for opening or closing the gag are really quite simple: the ratchets as I mentioned are used to lock the gag in place and can be pulled together to close the gag; the levers on the side open the gag wider with an easy press of the fingers.

The only strange thing about this gag that I noticed when I received it is it doesn’t have a head strap or anything to secure the gag to the wearer’s face. This isn’t unusual for these dental-type gags, most places sell them without head straps, but it’s something to keep in mind and may be a deterrent to you. I was definitely surprised, I assumed it would come with a strap. Luckily you can use just about anything to keep it in place, just depends on your imagination, even a single band of elastic tied to either end would work well and would be cheap and easy to put together. I made a makeshift one out of some leather cord I had lying around and it works quite well. You can purchase the gag from other retailers with a head strap, but it is usually more expensive that way.

Since the gag is made out of metal (stainless steel) and the little dip in the front rests on the teeth you have to be very careful while wearing it or having someone else wear it. The wearer could do some damage to their teeth if you’re not careful.

Really every time I think about this gag I want to use it. This can be partially chalked up to my gag fetish, but I don’t feel that way about every gag, this one is just gorgeous/evil-looking, comfortable, and makes me feel all sorts of helpless when wearing it. I don’t know about you, but that’s definitely something I look for in a gag.

Much thanks to Kinky Medical for sending me the Whitehead Dental Gag to review!

Product Specs

Name: Whitehead Gag

Type: Mouth gag.

Material: Stainless Steel.

Dimensions: 6 inches wide x up to 2 1/4 inches high (or 5 inches wide x up to 2 inches high).

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Review: Please, Sir (Blog Tour)

I was lucky enough to be able to be included at the very end of this month-long Please, Sir blog tour (full list of the tour participants and their posts or blogs below). I received Please, Sir a couple of weeks ago and have been working my way through it. It is an outstanding anthology focused on stories from the submissive perspective of male-dominant and female-submissive parings. I was expecting, like most anthologies, to have a mixed bag of stories, some that turned me on, others that were well-written but less interesting, but that was not the case.

The book starts with a bang with the editor Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Introduction titled Risk and Reward, setting the theme for the entire book. The now over-quoted beginning:

If you ask me, submission is an art form. It requires dedication, focus, commitment and desireæand there’s no single way of doing it. It’s about unlocking something within yourself so you can reach beyond your normal limits, exposing your body and soul in order to go somewhere you cannot get to alone.

I had a lover who always told me that the key to life is “High risk, high reward.” The same is true about kink, and this is evident throughout the stories in Please, Sir, which explores female submission and male dominance from the sub’s point of view. When these characters take risks, they are rewarded…even when those rewards look like “punishment.” They are rewarded in all kinds of ways, from being bound to being praised to being choked, spanked or put on display. They are rewarded by being tested again and again.

You can read the entire introduction here.

I found this theme to be evident in every story, and myself relating to the stories in one way or another, especially coming from a primarilly male-dominant/female-submissive relationship. Each story was well-written and engaging, painting a picture of the world and power in which the couple operated. I was connected with and turned on by every story in the book, regardless of how close or different the characters were from my own experiences, which doesn’t happen often.

Before reading this book I had bought Yes, Sir, another of Rachel Kramer Bussel’s books on the same subject matter, but had not yet gotten around to reading it, and after the amazing experience I have had reading through the exceptional stories in this book I will be pushing it to the top of my reading pile. I am also going to give this to my partner Onyx to read, or perhaps read a story or two aloud to him that I particularly enjoy. There are so many, though, I’m not sure I would know how to choose.

The book showcases a variety of ways to play with power and exchange power between a couple, from casual interactions to long-term committed partners, first-times to experienced players, and a range of topics. Breath Play, bondage, fear, anticipation, teasing, rough sex, and so much more. The writers articulate the varied experiences of the submissive partner in different, interesting, and relateable ways that, I believe, anyone with an interest in female submission would enjoy.

Product Specs

Name: Please, Sir

Editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel

Publisher: Cleis Press

Published: 2010

Page Count: 206

Story Count: 22

Please, Sir virtual book tour dates for May 2010
May 1 Baser Instincts
May 2 Man Eater Book
May 3 Hard and Fast
May 4 Erobintica
May 5 Dangerous Lilly
May 6 Sugarbutch Chronicles
May 7 The Sex Carnival
May 8 My Kinky World
May 9 Lusty Literati
May 10 Prurient Interests
May 11 Sarah Sloane
May 12 Hello Saraid
May 13 Desk Full of Dildos (That Toy Chick)
May 14 Julian Arancia (Flavius Iulianus)
May 15 Kristina Wright
May 16 Exploring Intimacy
May 17 Erotica Electronica
May 18 Our Goings On
May 19 SpastikFantastik
May 20 Alpine Subdreams
May 21 Orlando Sex & Relationships Examiner
May 22 Beth Wylde
May 23 Heather Lin
May 24 Pieces of Jade
May 25 Heartbreak Nympho
May 26 Yolanda Shoshana
May 27 ¡Qué sinvergüenza!
May 28 Leather Yenta (Lolita Wolf)
May 29 Marilyn’s Room (Marilyn Jaye Lewis)
May 30 Wanton Lotus Reviews
May 31 Curvaceous Dee

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Review: Red Heart Wrist Restraints

I’m a sucker for hearts, so the moment I saw these restraints I knew I had to have them. I actually already had the matching collar, and also requested the matching cock ring from Adult Sex Toys for my upcoming Cock Ring Week feature.

These cuffs are well made with two straps of sturdy leather, one as the base width and the other thinner strap with the inlayed hearts, and quality metal connectors. Each restraint has an O-ring attached to the thinner leather strip via D-ring. They have red stitching which matches the color of the hearts perfectly and is an excellent elegant enhancement to these already gorgeous cuffs.

I’ve had the matching collar for over a year and a half, possibly two years, so I can speak to the long-term durability of these as well, which is quite high. Unfortunately one of the hearts has come out of the collar I have, though that was due to rather rough use. I wore the collar 24/7 for quite a few months and it still looks great aside from the lack of a single heart.

They are quite comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time, the insides are soft against the skin, and easily adjustable to fit large or small wrists. My wrists are fairly large at around eight and a half inches and these fit easily around them. I especially love to use these in conjunction with my Under the Bed Restraint System, though they don’t come with connector clips so you have to provide those on your own.

What else is there really to say? If you like the look of these they are definitely worth the money, not as expensive as other high-quality cuffs but more than the cheap stuff that doesn’t last too long anyway. In addition to the collar and cock ring there are also matching Ankle Restraints and a matching Flogger! Someday I hope to own the whole set.

Much thanks to Adult Sex Toys for sending me the Red Heart Wrist Restraints to review.

Product Specs

Name: Red Heart Wrist Restraints

Type: Wrist Cuffs/Restraints

Materials: Leather (cuffs) and metal (connectors).

Length: 8 3/4 inches (total)
Width: 2 inches

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Review: Electrosex Torpedo Plug (Small)

The Electrosex Torpedo Plug is the second of two accessories I received to go along with my Electrosex Deluxe Power Box. The other accessory was the Electrosex Pleasure Clamps. Unlike the Pleasure Clamps and the Torpedo Plug is a dipolar toy. However, before I go any further, a little on electrosex play.

Basically electrosex toys stimulate beneath the surface rather than on the surface like most toys and massagers and the like. An electrical current is passed through the body between two contact points in order to electrify the muscles underneath. It feels very much like a deep tissue massage at the lower levels, though it can produce painful sensations as well.

Zeus recommends not to play with any of their electrosex equipment above the waist or if you “have a pace maker, have epilepsy or other neurological disease, are pregnant, have heart disease, while driving or operating equipment,” or “near any metal objects such as piercing jewelery, rings, bracelents, or metallic IUDs.” Zeus recommends the first bit to save their own asses for selling such equipment, I believe, it can be used above the waist as long as the current doesn’t pass through the chest cavity as even at a low voltage there is risk of interfering with heart function.

Both the pads which came with the Power Box and the Pleasure Clamps used two separate connector points in order to complete the circuit for the electrical current to pass between. If one of the pads or clips was connected to your skin and the other was not you would not feel the electricity due to the incomplete circuit.

The Torpedo Plug, as I mentioned before, is a dipolar toy, which means that it contains both sides of the circuit and does not require a second connector to complete it. This makes it less complicated than the other two I have reviewed and also safer. Since it is dipolar you don’t have to worry about the current passing the chest cavity or any of that nonsense unless you use it in a way it is not intended for. You always want to make sure the power is off before inserting or removing the toy, of course.

It is made out of plastic and metal, both of which are both non-porous and phthalate-free, it can be sterilized and therefore shared between partners and orifices. This works well in either the cunt or anus, but never use it in the anus then the cunt without cleaning it between.

It’s really not that big, about the length of a finger and the width of a fat thumb, and about the same shape too. It’s not actually round, but rather oval in shape. This makes it unintimidating for both the anal novice or the electrosex novice. The idea of shoving something large that would transmit electricity within me is so much more scary than this tiny little toy. Zeus does make a large version of the plug which is slightly thicker and double the length.

The only thing that bothers me about the size and shape of it is the base, which is teeny tiny. I worry that a greedy asshole would easily suck it up inside. While the cord could be used to extract it should that happen (though that’s a very very bad idea) I would prefer to use a condom or something on the toy which could be used in an emergency. However, since the current is not able to pass
through a barrier like latex that is not possible.

Now, what does it feel like? Well, the electrical current stimulates the muscles of the chosen orifice and makes them contract. This can be extremely pleasant on the lower settings, I’ve heard it compared to being fucked but didn’t make that association when I experienced it. On the higher settings it can feel like an extreme cramp, very painful and not at all pleasant. I highly enjoyed it, especially anally, I found that using it vaginally I experienced less of a sensation and had to turn the Power Box up higher to get the same level of stimulation.

Much thanks to Tabu Toys sex toys for allowing me to review the Electrosex Torpedo Plug, the Electrosex Pleasure Clamps, and the Electrosex Deluxe Power Box!

Product Specs

Name: Electrosex Torpedo Plug

Manufacturer: Zeus

Type: BDSM/Electosex Toy

Material: Plastic, metal, and wiring.

Components: Just one piece, a plug attached to a cord with a jack on the end.

Length: 3 inches.
Width: 1 inch.

Care: 1) Make sure they are disconnected. 2) Wipe with damp cloth if dirty.
If you would like to sterilize the plug to share follow step one and then 2) Wipe with a 10% bleach solution.

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Review: Electrosex Pleasure Clamps

The Electrosex Pleasure Clamps are one of two accessories I received to go along with my Electrosex Deluxe Power Box. First, a little on electrosex play.

Basically electrosex toys stimulate beneath the surface rather than on the surface like most toys and massagers and the like. An electrical current is passed through the body between two contact points in order to electrify the muscles underneath. It feels very much like a deep tissue massage at the lower levels, though it can produce painful sensations as well.

Zeus recommends not to play with any of their electrosex equipment above the waist or if you “have a pace maker, have epilepsy or other neurological disease, are pregnant, have heart disease, while driving or operating equipment,” or “near any metal objects such as piercing jewelery, rings, bracelents, or metallic IUDs.” Zeus recommends the first bit to save their own asses for selling such equipment, I believe, it can be used above the waist as long as the current doesn’t pass through the chest cavity as even at a low voltage there is risk of interfering with heart function.

Now, the clamps. They are just one piece, two clamps attached to a cord with a jack on the end, think kinky earphones that don’t go in your ears and clip on to tender pieces of flesh. The clamps are strong enough to hold on to wherever you put them but hardly pinch at all. These are especially made for genitals, with a very soft pinch they can hang from labia or scrotum or anywhere else you want to put them!

Do not put these on nipples! Did you read what I said above about the current not passing through the chest cavity? Where are your nipples? Pretty much right over the chest cavity? Yes. So, don’t do it. The temptation to use them on your nipples is very strong, believe me, I want to every time I play with them, but it’s a bad bad bad idea. Just say no.

They can have a tendency to get a little messy depending on where you put them (inner labia are not notoriously dry), so if they get bodily juices on them and you need to clean them just remember to disconnect them completely from the box before doing so. You should always disconnect them from the box while storing or cleaning, just in case.

The current that runs through them is very much dependent on the box that they are attached to, but these do conduct currents very well. I’ve used them in one slot and adhesive pads that come with the Deluxe Power Box in the other and comparatively they are just slightly weaker than the pads, but that’s not a bad thing considering the sensitive areas you may be putting them on.

Much thanks to Tabu Toys sex toys for allowing me to review the Electrosex Pleasure Clamps and the Electrosex Deluxe Power Box!

Product Specs

Name: Electrosex Pleasure Clamps

Manufacturer: Zeus

Type: BDSM/Electosex Toy

Material: Plastic and wiring

Components: Just one piece, two clamps attached to a cord with a jack on the end, think kinky earphones that don’t go in your ears.

Care: 1) Make sure they are disconnected. 2) Wipe down with damp cloth if dirty. Simple!

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Review: Electrosex Deluxe Power Box

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Electrosex has fascinated me for a long time, but I’ve only recently started playing around with it. I was fortunate to receive a Kinky Stocking last year from FetLife for being a FetLife Greeter and within it came a Zeus Electrogasm which is a complete unit so it can be used independently without a power box. Since receiving it I have been increasingly intrigued by electrical play but the real breakthrough in my electrosex journey came when I was sent the Electrosex Deluxe Power Box.

Basically electrosex toys stimulate beneath the surface rather than on the surface like most toys and massagers and the like. An electrical current is passed through the body between two contact points in order to electrify the muscles underneath. It feels very much like a deep tissue massage at the lower levels, though it can produce painful sensations as well.

Zeus recommends not to play with any of their electrosex equipment above the waist or if you “have a pace maker, have epilepsy or other neurological disease, are pregnant, have heart disease, while driving or operating equipment,” or “near any metal objects such as piercing jewelery, rings, bracelents, or metallic IUDs.” Zeus recommends the first bit to save their own asses for selling such equipment, I believe, it can be used above the waist as long as the current doesn’t pass through the chest cavity as even at a low voltage there is risk of interfering with heart function.

The Deluxe Power Box doesn’t come with terribly detailed instructions so I had to do a bit of digging on my own. Luckily there is a lot of information on electrosex out there if you look. The kit does have an instruction booklet, but mainly it goes through basic safety instructions and equipment/button information and not the actual working of the device. Pretty much every thing you need to start playing with electrosex immediately is in here: the power box itself, three AAA batteries, two connective wires/leads, four adhesive pads, and two cord winders for each lead.

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The Deluxe Power Box really makes electrosex easy, all you really have to do is attach the pads to the leads and the leads to the power box and you can start using it immediately. The leads attach with what looks exactly like a headphone jack and plug in to either of two ports on the top of the box.

The controls are somewhat confusingly labled but also fairly easy to figure out on their own or with the aid of the manual: on and off, which are self-explanatory; strong and weak which actually turn the intensity up higher or lower when the box is on; manual which can be used to move through each of the seven different modes of sensation sequentially, or automatic which will cycle through them each for you over a period of about twenty minutes; time, also self-explanatory, you can set each session to last 5, 10, or 15 minutes; and higher intensity which “can change the width of the pulse, causing a therapeutic effect deep into your skin and muscles” though to date I have yet to actually feel a difference after pressing this button.

It has seven different modes and sixteen levels of intensity. An easy to read digital display which lets you know exactly what setting it is on at any given time. The modes are: acupuncture, naprapathy, united stroke, slow stroke, massage, cupping, and scraping. Each have their own distinct sensations and the delight of having sixteen levels of intensity means that each mode can be massaging and pleasurable or painful and shocking.

Acupuncture: a constant quick tapping sensation, equivalent to “dot” in Morse code (I’ve been watching too much Alias), can be painful even on low levels of insensity.

Naprapathy: a constant long tapping sensation, equivalent to “dash” in Morse code, more pleasant than the Acupuncture setting I think.

United stroke: a series of quick taps, maybe about twenty, followed by a pause before continuing over again. I found this very pleasant because of the break in the rhythm.

Slow stroke: another series of quick taps followed by a pause only this time the taps increase and decrease in number as they go, starting with three, pause, six, pause, and so on.

Massage: a long deep wave followed by a tapering off of intensity and consistency ending in a few short light taps before a pause and then starting over again, especially lovely on sore muscles (as one would expect given it’s name). It somehow seems to pulse deeper than the others.

Cupping: nearly a steady sensation, very tingly and not something I can stand for long, it seems to get gradually more intense after a brief period without touching the controls then gradually less intense, though that could just be my imagination. The breaks of the previous modes are more pleasant.

Scraping: feels similar to the steady cupping sensation only it has breaks built in about every six seconds or so.

After getting familiar with each of the modes I quickly realized that I had favorites. Massage and scraping outshine the others in my eyes, but that also depends on what sensation I am wanting to experience. I’ve used this on sore muscles with great results in addition to using it for play to provoke painful reactions.

However, there are a few things which irritate me about the box as well. Each time you switch between modes the intensity goes back down to one, while this is good as a cautionary measure–and probably makes the most sense because each mode is different on each intensity and while I can take an eight on one I wouldn’t like an eight on another–it is still irritating to me because it means in order to switch between modes I have to build up in intensity again, which could easily disrupt the scene. The other problem is it can only be used in 5, 10, or 15 minute bursts. While it is easy to turn it on again after the time is up this is also disrupting to any flow of pain or pleasure that might be gained without such a constriction.

The Power box is also compatible with any Zeus accessories that are bipolar, I have the Torpedo Plug and Pleasure Clamps which both work well and easily with the power box, you just have to plug them in to the box and turn it on to get them to work. Because the leads have snap hooks, as well, they can be attached to pretty much any metal object to turn them into an electrosex prop. Since learning this I have had the desire to try to electrify my Njoy toys, though I haven’t tried it yet.

My interest in electrosex has definitely been piqued, and I’m eager to delve deeper into experiencing this different type of sensation. The Electrosex Deluxe Power Box is a wonderful toy which is easy for beginners to pick up and go with but also powerful enough for advanced users. I highly recommend doing lots of research before delving in to something like electrosex, but know that once you start you might not want to stop.

Much thanks to Tabu Toys sex toys for allowing me to review the Electrosex Deluxe Power Box!

Product Specs

Name: Electrosex Deluxe Power Box

Manufacturer: Zeus

Type: BDSM/Electosex Toy

Material: Plastic

Power: Three AAA batteries (included).

Components: Digital power box, four adhesive pads, two lead wires, two cord winders.

Care: Nothing special, the adhesive pads are supposed to be everlasting, though they do get gradually less sticky, just be sure the area where they are adhering to is clean and everything should last for quite some time.

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