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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: LELO Isla

Oh, LELO, how I love you. I have mooned over every product since I was sent my very first LELO pleasure object. I’ve made it my mission to own every LELO product. I drool every time a new product of theirs comes out, every time I have the pleasure of exploring a new creation of theirs, and Isla was no exception. Isla is one of the new Insignia line which boasts a different look, new controls, and a completely waterproof body.

Isla comes in LELO’s signature black box v3.0. With the original line the box was black canvas with a plastic cut-out shape for the toy and a plastic cover then a big open space at the bottom for the manual and charging cord. Version 2.0 was a black cardboard box with a weird paper and plastic clam-shell type bit holding the toy inside and a sectioned off bottom which I was not really a fan of. The Insignia (3.0) version is a black cardboard box with a foam cut-out that fits the toy and one for the included Insignia Broach. On one end there is a cardboard lift-up tab to get underneath the cut-out foam where the manual, warranty, quality guarantee, and satin storage bag are stored.

I was not the only reviewer to mention disliking the v2.0 style, especially the clamshell thing, so I was extremely happy for the change to the current packaging. It’s definitely the best yet, it is both better looking and better functioning than the two previous versions, in my opinion. LELO stepped up the class of the Insignia line by including a broach with the Insignia logo on it, a triple infinity symbol, which is quite beautiful. It’s silver to match the toy’s design and not at all obviously linked to a sex toy.

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Speaking of the design, I absolutely love the way Isla and all of the Insignia line looks. The cut-out handle and mix of the textures of their smooth silicone with the metallic-coated ABS plastic is just gorgeous and feels wonderful, as per usual with LELO. The metallic sides of the toy are concave and thinner than the silicone sides making Isla more oval shaped than circular like most sex toys. I was a bit disappointed, however, due to Isla’s lack of curve. It has a gorgeous silhouette but the curve on it is just not very pronounced so it doesn’t hit the g-spot very easily. It can be angled that way, however, and since it’s not pliable at all it’s quite wonderful when it does, but it takes effort.

Gone are the four control buttons of old to be replaced with three buttons: plus, minus, and mode. Intuitive enough, you turn Isla’s vibration strength on and up with the plus, down with the minus, and cycle through the familiar eight types of sensation with the mode button. Just like Ina, Mona, and the other newer LELO toys Isla’s last sensation mode that seems to play a song and even beeps. Strange but cool. The vibrations themselves are moderately deep and fairly strong. It’s no powerhouse but it is pleasant and can get me off without problem.

As I already mentioned, Isla is completely waterproof which both makes it more versatile and easier to clean than previous LELO products. This wonderful addition is achieved due to the charging port being covered with a thin self-healing silicone membrane. In order to charge it you have to push the adapter through the silicone creating a tiny tear. Even though there is a tear it is not visible to the naked eye once unplugged due to the “self-healing” technology. I don’t know how it works, but it does keep Isla completely waterproof.

While the charging port makes it easier to clean Isla also has a small groove all along where the metallic ABS plastic meets the silicone as the grooves around the buttons that all need a little special attention. Still, that is a small price to pay for the gorgeous look of the Insignia line, so I don’t mind so much.

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As with previous LELO products the area around the three buttons on Isla blink while it is charging and turn solid when the charging is finished. LELO claims that two hours of charging will bring you four hours of play time but the standby time is also excellent. I charged my Isla when I got it about a month ago and have not had to recharge it since. You can also lock Isla by pressing down the plus and minus buttons at the same time until the light turns off and do the same until the light turns on to unlock it. In case you need to turn it off in a hurry you can also press down the same buttons when it is on to turn it off immediately without having to press and hold the minus button until it turns off.

Although Isla wasn’t as perfect as I was hoping for it to be I still enjoy it and tend to use it more like a clitoral vibrator than an insertable one, but that also has to do with my general indifference to insertable vibrators and preference for clitoral ones. I’m very much hoping to try out Alia and Soraya not just because they’re beautiful but I will probably be more keen on using both of those for their intended purposes. The design and beauty as well as the overall quality of LELO products makes up for the subtle curve in my book anyway.

Much thanks to LELO for sending me the Isla to review!

Product Specs

Name: Isla.

Manufacturer: LELO.

Type: Vibrator.

Power: Rechargeable.

Material: Silicone and metallic-coated ABS plastic.

Length: 8 2/3 inches total around 5 inches insertable.
Width: 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch at the tip and about 1×1 at the base

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

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

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Vibrator Review: Wahl All-Body Massager

Although I had heard about the Wahl from other bloggers I trust as being an amazingly awesome vibrator I had my doubts. I’ve tried quite a few massager-style vibrators before and I just figured it would be another Hitachi and in no way match or outweigh my love for my Fairy Mini Mini, but I was wrong. While it’s somewhat similar the sensation is different.

Wahl is like a clitoral jackhammer. It’s deep and throbby and amazing. Like a lot of other massager vibes it has two speeds: gentle intensity, and omgholyfuckthatsgood. The second and higher setting gets me off in about 30 seconds. It’s powerful, unrelenting, and did I mention it’s amazing?

It actually feels to me like Wahl’s sensations are more similar to the oscillations of Eroscillator than the vibrations of other massager-style vibrators, only with more power. They’re not exactly the same by any means, but there seems to be a bit of back-and-forth movement with Wahl just like with Eroscillator. This could be my imagination, but it’s my experience. I would almost go so far as to say Wahl is better than my precious Eroscillator. Almost. However, when price is taken into consideration Wahl wins hands down since it’s far less expensive. This means you should get one.

Attachments

Since it’s an “all-body massager” it comes with eight attachments for various parts of the body. Of course this means I’ve used them all on my clit and I’ve also used these on some of the intended body parts. The Wahl also rocks as a back massager. Win.

I had a difficult time with some of these the first time I tried to put them each on the Wahl. They are quite stiff and so is the little shaft you insert them onto and mine seemed to be just a little smaller than that shaft. Probably good for them not falling off, but irritating at first. They’ve since mellowed out a bit and are not so much a problem.

Clockwise from 12 o’clock (the one with multiple little spikes).

  1. Scalp “Acupressure points stimulate blood flow and massage the scalp.” – Amazing on what it’s made for: the scalp, but not so great other places. It’s okay on sensitive bits like nipples and I’ve used it on my clit but it’s just not all that exciting. The little
  2. Knuckle & Joints “Triangular shape to get into knuckles and joints.” – I really like this one, easy to use either the point of the triangle or one of the sides. It slips easily between my labia and nestles against my clit. Lovely.
  3. Spot Application “Pin-point massage.” – Excellent. Amazing. Perfect for clit stimulation. This is my favorite, hands-down. It’s exactly what it says, pin-point massage that gets right against my clit and rocks it like a fucking jackhammer. That might sound painful, but it’s awesome. I love it.
  4. Deep Muscle “Digs deep to reach those tight knots and helps to relieve pain.” – Deep indeed! Super deep and throbby, excellent on the clit. I thought the circles on the sides would be weird and get in the way or something but they don’t. This is somewhat similar to Spot Application but wider, which makes for a different sensation, vibrating my labia as well instead of just my clit.
  5. General Body “All-over soothing.” – Excellent for nipples, I wish it could cup the clit the way I envision it should but it doesn’t. It’s nice, but not great.
  6. Muscle Kneading “Stimulates blood circulation.” – Ooh, ahh, yes. I love this one as well, though I was wary of it at first it has grown in my love. It’s tied with Deep Muscle as my 2nd favorite, as it’s just as deep and wonderful.
  7. Facial “A smooth surface for a gentle massage to the face.” – Kind of similar to General Body. It’s wide and only slightly concave. The wideness and flatness of it is a little peculiar and I definitely prefer other attachments on my clit, but it’s nice on other places.

Really, I was just blown away by Wahl, far more than I imagined I would be. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Much thanks to My Pleasure for sending me the Wahl to review!

Product Specs

Name: Wahl All-Body Massager

Manufacturer: Wahl.

Type: Vibrator.

Power: AC Adapter.

Material: Plastic (handle) PVC (attachments)

Length: 8 inches.
Width: Around 4 1/2 inches from back to end of attachment, handle approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.

Lube: Any! Water-, oil-, or silicone-based lube.

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

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Review: Vida Urja [Heavy Metal Week]

I wanted to like the Vida Urja. I really really did. I love the idea of remote controlled toys, they can be so naughty and sexy in the right hands. I love going out with something tucked against my clit or inside of me with the remote in Onyx’s pocket. Unfortunately, though Urja is gorgeous it just did not live up to my hopes for it.

Urja (ûrj’əh) is packaged beautifully, it really is a luxury toy in every sense of the word. In addition to the vibrator and controller, both of which I’ll talk about later, Urja also comes with a power adapter (yes, the vibrator half of Urja is rechargeable!), a faux leather carrying case, a storage bag that closes with a ribbon, a user manual, and a standard one-year product warranty. The presentation is gorgeous and luxurious and if this review were based on presentation alone this toy would easily have been a five.

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Both the vibrator and controller are hourglass shaped and pretty sexy looking. I’m not big on pink but I love the black with pink accents and think it looks excellent. They are just plain beautifully designed and well-made. The shiny middle parts of both of them are aluminum (qualifying them for Heavy Metal Week) and they have matte silicone on each end. The pink is, I believe, ABS plastic, though I haven’t found documentation to back me up on that. The removal string on the vibrator is made of silicone and is slightly stretchy but difficult to break.

The vibrator half of Urja is the one that is plugged in, it has a silicone cover for it’s power port therefore making it watertight since it is designed to be inserted. The controller is powered by a weird little 23A battery which is very nicely included with purchase so you don’t have to go around searching for it. The controller of the only other remote-controlled vibrator I’ve owned was powered with the same battery and I’ve actually seen some sex toy shops carrying it specifically because, I assume, it’s pretty common for sex toy remotes.

Urja claims to charge in two hours for a resulting two hours of play time which seems, frankly, like a bad charging-to-play-time-ratio. Perhaps I’m spoiled, but it seems most rechargeable toy batteries get far better ratios than that. Also, when plugged in there is no light or indicator that it is charging at all and no indicator when it is done, so you just have to plug it in and assume it’s working as it’s supposed to. I do not like this. At all.

The controller has a single button that is not always easy to press. Luckily the controller does have a strip right around the button that does light up pink when you press it correctly. You have to press the button down rather firmly and for a few seconds before the vibrator will turn on. I assume this is so that it is not just going to randomly turn the vibrator on if the controller is jostling around in your pocket, so I can forgive this even though it is a little annoying.

Urja is supposed to have a range of about 20 feet between the controller and the vibrator that it will work within. While I was able to turn it on from across the room it wasn’t exactly easy and seems to work far better the closer the controller is to the vibrator. It also works best with a direct line between the controller and vibrator. It was not so easy if I was to either side of the person, perhaps there was too much flesh in the way or something.

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The vibrations themselves are not too exciting. There are five speeds, from “is that on?” to “that’s nice, but not that powerful.” Every speed is a constant vibration, there are no fancy pulsing vibration patterns, though they aren’t necessarily needed. In order to turn Urja off, however, you must cycle through all five speeds, which is quite annoying. It would be better if there was an on/off button and two up/down buttons or at very least separate on/off and speed buttons. Oh well.

Since Urja is made for insertion the vibrations are also dampened a little bit when worn. It can be used against the clit but there isn’t a great way to hold it in place. The vibrations themselves aren’t too loud when inserted, though if you’re in a very quiet restaurant it would be possible to hear the vibrations, but in the age of vibrating cell phones it might not be too terribly noticeable. In a loud restaurant, bar, or club, however, no problem.

Where Urja really shines is for light teasing of a partner in an otherwise noisy situation. Unless you do not need much vibration strength to get off I would say Urja is not ideal for that, but, like every sex toy, it will work better for some than others. Though, for the most part, if you are using it internally that alone will probably not get you off, so the vibration strength might not be a deal breaker for you. It is adorable, well-made, and if a few things changed about it I think it could be just about perfect. Alas.

Much thanks to Adult Sensations sex toys for sending me Vida Urja to review!

Product Specs

Name: Urja

Manufacturer: Vida.

Type: Remote Controlled Vibrator.

Power: Rechargeable vibrator. Controller takes one 23A battery (included).

Material: Silicone and aluminum.

Vibrator: 3 inches long x 1 1/2 inches wide x 3/4 inch thick.
Controller: 2 3/4 inches long x 2 inches wide x 3/4 inch thick.

Lube: Water- or oil-based only! Silicone lube should not be used with silicone toys unless it is specially formulated to do so.

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap & water. Be careful of the charging port on the vibrator.

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Review: Tybo Europa [Heavy Metal Week]

Tybo Europa doesn’t so much look like a sex toy but looks nearly identical to a mascara I used to have, same color red, same shape when the cap is on, and just about the same size. I assume this was intentional. It doesn’t look like a sex toy at all and would be easy to carry around in a bag or purse or leave out in the open without much suspicion, assuming you’re the type to wear make up.

Europa looks and feels like a luxury toy (and is priced that way too). It really is gorgeous and well made. I love the color and the design of it. Europa comes in three pieces: a triangular base, a long body with a round top, and a cylindrical cap. The body itself unscrews into three pieces, two silver and one red, and the battery sits within the red part of the toy. Each piece has a ring around where it screws in to make it watertight.

While Europa could be inserted it’s very slim which may or may not be a plus depending on how much of a size queen you are, and is definitely more suited to be a clitoral toy in general.

To turn Europa on simply press the button in the bottom of the toy. Unfortunately there is only one speed. Since it just takes one battery to power this product the vibration strength is not very high. If you need strong vibrations this toy is definitely not for you. This was definitely a disappointment, although I was able to get off with Europa but not without substantial amounts of hard work.

The one upside of Europa’s vibration strength is the material. This was my first introduction to a vibrator made out of a hard material. For those of us who love pressure using a hard material clitorally is seriously wonderful. This didn’t make up completely for the lack in vibration strength, but it definitely improved my feelings for Europa in general.

Being that Europa is made of metal it is also excellent for temperature play, stick it in the fridge or run it under warm water to play with sensations.

For the price I would have hoped for a rechargeable toy, or at least one with more than one speed. There are at least a handful of luxury toys in this price range that fit one or both of those. While Europa didn’t wow me completely it wasn’t completely horrid either and definitely turned me on to hard material vibrators.

Much thanks to My Pleasure for sending me the Tybo Europa to review!

Product Specs

Name: Europa

Manufacturer: Tybo

Type: Vibrator.

Power: One AA battery.

Material: Nickel-plated aluminum alloy.

Length: 4 7/8 inches long.
Width: 3/4 inches at the widest point (diameter).

Lube: Any! Water-, oil-, or silicone-based lube.

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

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Review: LELO Ina

Ina is remarkably similar to Mona, in fact they came out at the same time and are nearly identical except Ina is a dual-action vibrator and therefore has an additional arm jutting out from the top of it designed to hit the clit. I’ve not reviewed or experienced too many dual-action vibrators, I tend to steer clear of them since they are so anatomy dependent and usually not made out of silicone, but my LELO fetish made Ina impossible to resist obtaining. My quest to own every LELO product would not be put aside simply because of the possibility of Ina not lining up with me perfectly.

At first I was mildly indifferent to this toy, thinking I would love Mona more and that no LELO item could top my beloved Gigi. I knew Ina would be gorgeous and wonderful, still an amazing pleasure object simply by nature of being made by LELO, but since dual-action style vibrators are so anatomy dependent I wasn’t sure it would work with me. I was encouraged by other reviews of it, as it seems to be one of those toys that either works for you perfectly or is an absolute failure, and I had to find out which it would be for me. Ina exceeded all of my expectations and then some.

Like all LELO toys Ina comes in a fancy black box with a sleeve over it that matches the color of the toy inside. I had thought I wanted a purple Ina, but upon receiving my lime green Ina I was instantly in love with the color. The box contains the toy, a charging cord (all LELO toys are rechargeable), a multi-language instructional booklet, a one-year warranty, and LELO’s 10-year quality guarantee. If anything goes wrong with Mona within ten years after purchasing LELO will recycle Mona and give you 50% off your next purchase.

Ina’s controls are the newfangled design identical to Mona and Siri. There are four buttons arranged in a diamond near the bottom of the toy: an up arrow (top), a down arrow (bottom), a plus button (right), and a minus button (left). The plus and minus buttons control the intensity of the vibrations and the up and down buttons control the vibration type. As I already mentioned, Ina is rechargeable. When plugged in the buttons of the toy flash white and turn solid when Ina is fully charged. If you use Ina to the point of a nearly drained battery the buttons will conveniently let you know of this by glowing red when you try to turn it on.

Like all of LELO’s newest vibrators Ina is stronger and less buzzy than it’s predecessors. One of the noteworthy things about Ina’s design that is becoming more and more common among luxury sex toys is there are two separate motors inside of it, one in the insertable shaft and the other at the tip of the clitoral arm.

Ina has eight vibration settings which take advantage of the double motors with patterns that shift from one motor to the other. For the most part I just use the first setting, a constant vibration in both the shaft and the arm. The other vibration settings are: vibration mostly in the shaft and a little in the arm, vibration mostly in the arm and a little in the shaft, alternating pulse between arm and shaft, in sync pulse in both, a rollercoaster vibration in both, a second rollercoaster-type vibration that is different in a way I cannot explain, and a vibration pattern I can only describe as random pulses that kind of sound like a song.

Luckily the clitoral arm is super flexible, otherwise I would not like Ina at all. After inserting the shaft I have to bend and flex the arm to get it in the right position, if I just left it where it falls naturally I would get absolutely no clitoral stimulation at all and if that was the case I would simply use Mona instead. I say “luckily” because once I do get Ina positioned correctly it takes me nearly no time at all to have a wonderful hands-free orgasm.

This is the beauty of Ina. The arm, being positioned correctly, inserts an unbelievable amount of pressure. I love pressure in all things clitoral (except my Eroscillator) and I love Ina’s pressure. I love having something inserted and something on my clit and Ina is the only toy I own that does both of these very well and simultaneously. Does this mean Ina is my favorite toy ever? No. That honor is happily bestowed on the Eroscillator. It does mean, however, that Ina is amazing, compact, and a great dual-action vibrator and Ina is my favorite LELO toy. And that’s saying something.

Because Ina does everything it is also not the best couples toy, assuming your partner wants to be doing something to your genitals at the same time. If that’s not an issue then just forget I said anything.

As I already mentioned, the downfall of dual action vibrators are that they are so anatomy dependent. Ina will either work perfectly for you or not at all, and which one it is is nearly impossible to determine without trying the toy. Because of the flexibility in the clitoral arm I do believe Ina has a wider range for working with bodies than most dual action vibrators, but it may be a bit of a gamble if it will work with you or not.

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 LELO Ina to review!

Product Specs

Name: Ina.

Manufacturer: LELO.

Type: Dual-Action Vibrator.

Power: Rechargeable!

Material: Silicone (green) and ABS plastic (white).

Length: 8 inches total, about 4 1/2 inches insertable.
Width: 1 1/2 inches at the widest point (diameter). 4 1/4 inches (around).

Lube: Water- or oil-based only! Silicone lube should not be used with silicone toys unless it is specially formulated to do so.

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap & water. Be careful of the charging port at the bottom, though.

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Review: LELO Mona

The way I feel about LELO toys is admittedly a little fanatical. I aspire to own them all. I did, in fact, have all of them briefly before they released their newest items. I think LELO products are gorgeous works of sexual art that function as well as they look. I haven’t met a LELO toy I haven’t loved and Mona is no exception.

Like all LELO toys Mona is rechargeable and completely body-friendly. The insertable half of Mona is made out of silicone and the handle is made out of ABS plastic. Both are phthalate-free, non-porous, and pleasant to the eye and hand. Mona also comes in a fancy black box with an extensive user manual booklet, a one-year warranty, and LELO’s 10-year quality guarantee. If anything goes wrong with Mona within ten years after purchasing LELO will recycle Mona and give you 50% off your next purchase. My inner hippie likes this.

Mona and the very similar Ina were the first with LELO’s slightly different control panel and packaging. The older toys have a circular control strip slightly reminiscent of an iPod, though not a touch-pad, but still pretty cool. The new control buttons are four separate round buttons in the same place and order as the old ones. The plus and minus buttons control the intensity of the vibrations and the up and down arrows control the pattern of vibrations just like on the older style.

There’s one thing that makes me actually prefer the older style buttons: the locking feature. LELO is wonderful in including the ability to lock all of their toys so the battery doesn’t drain while being stored. In the previous versions you could simply press in the center of the circular control strip until the light around the strip comes on and it would be locked. In this version you have to press each of the four buttons down together. Also, on the older versions you could immediately turn the toy off if it is on no matter what mode or vibration pattern you were in by pressing the same as if you were locking it. With the new controls you can do this the same way as locking as well, but it’s just simply not as easy. Using one finger versus four fingers to do something like that might not seem like a lot, but in the blissful post-orgasm state there is definitely a difference.

I’m generally not as big on internal vibration as I am on clitoral vibrations, but Mona excells at both. The curve and fat head hit the g-spot nicely and the wide end is easy to position right against the clit. I would still say that of all the LELO toys I own Gigi is definitely my favorite multi-tasker, but Mona doesn’t come too far behind. Mona also boasts being stronger than the previous versions, and in a side-by-side comparison I actually could notice a difference. If you need a little extra power to get off then the newer products may work better for you than the old.

I really love the shape of Mona, it’s kind of right in between Liv and Elise length-wise and a mixture of the two width-wise since it has a skinny mid-section about the same size as Liv that tapers into a bulbous end about the same size as Elise. Of course, combining two toys I already loved to make a new toy means I’m going to love this one as well. Mona, however, is easier to wield than Elise, being thinner, and, due to it’s larger surface area gives better contact than Liv.

I just can’t not love LELO toys. They each have their own plusses and minuses and due to their individual features I do believe that there is one for just about everyone. They are definitely luxury toys in every sense of the word and well worth their price.

Much thanks to Adult Sensations sex toys for sending me LELO Mona!

Product Specs

Name: Mona.

Manufacturer: LELO

Type: Clitoral or Internal Vibrator.

Power: Rechargeable!

Material: Silicone (red) and ABS plastic (white).

Length: 8 inches total, about 4 1/2 inches insertable.
Width: 1 1/2 inches at the widest point (diameter). 4 1/4 inches (around).

Lube: Water- or oil-based only! Silicone lube should not be used with silicone toys unless it is specially formulated to do so.

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap & water. Be careful of the charging port at the bottom, though.

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Review: Fairy Pocket Mini

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Ever since I reviewed the Fairy Mini Mini I have said the only thing that would make the Fairy Mini Mini better would be to make it rechargeable. With the Fairy Pocket Mini they have done just that. FPM is also quieter and smaller, if you can believe it, about the size of a pocket rocket (hence, I think, the name). Unfortunately FPM has lost the best feature of the FMM, in my opinion.

FPM isn’t just rechargeable, it charges via USB port, an added geeky bonus to an already awesome toy. I only have one other USB rechargeable toy, but it does seem to be an awesome geeky addition that is popping up more frequently now. It comes with the USB cord but if you have a USB adapter you could also plug it into the wall and charge it that way.

When charging a blue light comes on opposite to the charging port. It doesn’t blink or give you any indication when it is done charging, but at least it gives you some indication that it is charging. Unfortunately there is nothing to cover the charging port, so it is very easy for dirt to get into it and very difficult to clean. This also means the toy is far from waterproof, though you could still clean it with water if you are careful not to get any in the charging port.

As I already mentioned, FPM is smaller and quieter than FMM, about two inches, making it by far the smallest massager-type vibrator. Really it’s some sort of freak combination between a massager and a pocket rocket, which I’m okay with. I don’t have a huge amount of experience with pocket rockets (I own one) but the big difference that I can tell is the flexible head that FPM has. Pocket rockets tend to be a straight shaft with nubs on the end in one direction so you don’t have a wide variety of angles you can hold it at, but FPM can be held multiple different ways and you can use the sides or the tip to get off with.

While FPM is quieter it is also not as powerful as FMM, although that’s not a completely fair comparison because FMM has crazy strong vibrations. Stronger-than-Hitachi crazy strong vibrations. FPM is about equivalent to the Acuvibe Mini in strength, and like most massagers it only has two available speeds. This is the most disappointing thing to me about it because FMM is amazing and has a dial speedometer so you have a ton of speed options to choose from, and I was hoping FPM would be the same way. Alas, it is not.

That doesn’t mean it’s not my second favorite massager-type vibrator now, because it is. I still think it is far superior to any other massager-type that I have tried aside from FMM. It is also more portable than FMM, since FMM is either attached to the wall or dragging around a 4×3″ battery pack on a cord coming out from it at all times during use. FPM is definitely the smaller more portable and convenient option.

If you don’t want to be attached to a wall or use batteries FPM is definitely the best super-strong massager (slash pocket rocket) and an excellent toy. One last warning, it may actually be too strong for folks out there, but those who require massager-level vibrations in order to get off are sure to love it. Did I mention it also comes with a handy wrist-strap?

Maybe the best part of either of the Fairy products is the Engrish on the box. FPM has wonderful phrases like “Fairy Pocket mini for Women’s.” Yes, that’s right, women’s. Women’s what? We’ll never know. Also: “Fairy series final-type handy vibe revolution. It is a settled small size in the pocket. Electric massage machine of minimum in the world pocket size.”


From top to bottom: Miracle Massager, Hitachi, Acuvibe Mini, Mini Wanachi, Fairy Mini Mini, Fairy Pocket Mini.

Much thanks to My Pleasure sex toys for sending me the Fairy Pocket Mini Wand!

Product Specs

Name: Fairy Pocket Mini Wand.

Type: Clitoral vibrator/Massager.

Power: Rechargeable via USB.

Material: Elastomer head, plastic body.

Length: 5 1/4″
Width: 1″

Weight: 2.4 ounces

Lube: Any (silicone-, water-, or oil-based)!

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap & water. It’s a little tricky to clean under the head and in the grooves on the head, but it can be done.

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Review: Nomi Tang’s Better than Chocolate

Now, I am an avid chocolate fanatic, but I was still underwhelmed with the name of Nomi Tang’s Better than Chocolate in general, as if chocolate would automatically win over normal vibrators? Sorry, no, my cunt would choose getting off over chocolate just about any day of the week barring soreness or other impeding factors. The name aside I was intrigued by it’s ability to be used in a shower or bath and the innovative control strip used to set the vibration pattern. Unlike other reviewers I was able to get off with it and therefore it has strong enough vibrations for me, but being able to get off with it is only one part of the puzzle.

BtC comes in a small and elegant white box with a slip-cover and reminds me very much of other luxury toy packaging such as LELO or Njoy. The toy is presented well in the box, nestled in a divider and includes a product manual and white velvety bag beneath it. The storage bag is a little strange for the toy, in my opinion, the drawstring is on the long side rather than the short side of it and barely larger than the toy itself, which makes it odd to close.

The controlls of BtC really are fantastic. Instead of buttons or switches like most vibrators it is controlled by a touch strip. Onyx remarked that it’s what Apple would make if they weren’t prudes, of course. Well, it does have one power button on the opposite tip of it’s diamond-like shape which simply turns it on and off, very handy to have and much easier than having to cycle through the vibration patterns like some other toys require you to do.

There is a little Nomi Tang logo on the touch strip which lights up blue when the toy is turned on. A touch to the opposite end of the touch strip and the logo turns red indicating it is locked, and when there is water or lube covering the touch strip the logo turns purple indicating it has auto-locked. A touch over the logo on the strip changes the vibration pattern and depending on the pattern the light blink. By stroking your finger up or down the touch strip when it is not locked you can increase or decrease either the vibration strength or pulse speed depending on the vibration pattern. BtC has three vibration patterns: constant and two pulses.

The manual gives you all of the needed information, such as how to operate the unique controls of BtC, what the different colors mean, vibration pattern information, various tips, and that it can be submerged in water up to one meter (three feet), which is really quite awesome. I have used it in the bath a few times and it had no water or damage to the battery compartment when I did. I did notice some odd behavior when submerged, however. It would occasionally unlock on it’s own while under water even if I had manually locked it, causing the vibration pattern to change mid-use which was mildly annoying.

While I was able to get off with it, as previously mentioned, I wouldn’t say it was nearly as satisfying to play with as other toys. The vibrations just aren’t that strong, though they were stronger than I expected. If you don’t need much in the way of strength, however, you wouldn’t have a problem.

I was really disappointed that a vibrator of this elegant unique design and high luxury-toy price is not rechargeable. It is powered by two AAA batteries which directly contributes to it’s vibration strength or lack thereof. If it was rechargeable (or less expensive) I think that would fix the problems I have with it and make it that much more fantastic of a product.

Much thanks to Kama Sutra Closet for letting me review Better than Chocolate!

Product Specs

Name: Better than Chocolate.

Manufacturer: Naomi Tang

Material: Non-porous Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE).

Features: Waterproof/submergeable, non-porous, phthalate-free, body-safe, can be sterilized & shared, touch-pad controls.

Type: Clitoral Vibrator.

Power: Two AAA batteries.

Length: 4 1/4″
Width: 2 1/2″

Lube: Any! (water-, oil-, or silicone-based)

Care: General cleaning: toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization: wipe down with 10% bleach solution.

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Review: Fairy Mini Mini Wand

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I knew the Fairy Mini Mini Wand was smaller than the massager of all massagers: the Hitachi Magic Wand. I thought it would be smaller than the other mini-type massager I owned the Acuvibe Mini. I wasn’t prepared for how tiny it actually is, though!

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But, don’t let it’s size fool you one bit. It’s a powerful little thing! Comparable to the Hitachi on high when at it’s highest. Yes, let me say that again: this tiny little thing is as strong as the Hitachi, if you can believe it.

The thing that’s even more wonderful is that the Fairy Mini Mini, unlike other massagers, would be perfect for any one who enjoys vibration of any strength. Why? Because the Fairy Mini Mini’s control is a dial rather than a switch, so instead of having “high” and “higher” like the Hitachi or “high” like the Acuvibe Mini the Fairy Mini Mini has a wide range from “barely nothing” to “oh my” to “too much! too much!” Personally I use it around 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up as the highest high is way too much for me (just like the Hitachi high).

Another wonderful plus is that you can choose to have the Fairy Mini Mini plugged in or unplugged and both work just wonderfully! It comes with both a battery pack that fits six AA batteries to provide it with the power it needs to produce such strong vibrations and a AC adapter to plug it in should those batteries die unexpectedly or simply if you prefer not to gobble up batteries. This (and it’s tiny size) makes it extremely portable and super easy to use at a moments notice.

The head of the toy is made of Elastomer which is phthalate-free but unfortunately is porous so it cannot be completely disinfected and sharing is hazardous. This is typical of massager-type vibrators, however, and both the Hitachi and Acuvibe Mini’s heads are made of vinyl. There are silicone attachments which can be bought for the Mini Mini to increase sharability and avoid it’s porous nature.

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Due to it’s light and compact nature I’ve taken to carrying it with me, mostly just because I can, and just in case I get the desire to use it while I’m out and about. I’ve fallen in love with it, in other words, and don’t like to part with it for very long.

I really recommend it to anyone at all who likes vibration, which really should be just about everyone, since you can choose what speed to have it on. It’s so versatile, strong, and portable everyone should own one!

Much thanks to My Pleasure sex toys for sending me the Fairy Mini Mini Wand!

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Product Specs

Name: Fairy Mini Mini Wand

Type: Clitoral vibrator/Massager

Power: Six AA’s or plug-in AC adapter.

Material: Elastomer

Length: 7 1/4″
Width: 1 1/4″

Weight: 3 ounces

Lube: Any (silicone-, water-, or oil-based)!

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap & water. It’s a little tricky to clean under the head and in the grooves on the head, but it can be done.

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