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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: The Eroscillator

Inspired by Epiphora’s glorious review I knew I had to get an Eroscillator for my very own. I had hoped it would be epic, amazing, the vibrator oscillator to end all vibrators, the most wonderful experience with a sex toy ever. Even the Eroscillator site claims it is “the best vibrator for clitoral orgasm.” I can honestly say it lived up to my wishes.

I can’t say the Eroscillator is completely perfect. It has a bit of a learning curve and to call it attractive is generous to say the least. Part of the reason so many people aren’t so interested in it, I think–and why I didn’t look twice at it the first time I saw it–is the color and shape.

It’s slightly reminiscent of an electric toothbrush with it’s wide round body and changeable heads, and the ribs on the sides don’t really enhance the beauty of it, not to mention the strange shapes of the heads. It’s not exactly small or light, for that matter, compared to other vibrators. Whenever I introduce it to people I always mention they should ignore the way it looks and just concentrate on how it feels. Unfortunately it’s difficult to do that until you’ve bought it, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

The Material & Care

The Eroscillator body is made of plastic and is an easy width to grip and because of the grooves it doesn’t get too slippery when lube is on it, though it’s rare to get lube on the handle of the toy and more likely to be just on the changeable heads. I was ecstatic to be sent the Top Deluxe / Soft Finger Combo. This includes the Top Deluxe Eroscillator which offers more power than the regular Eroscillator 2 Plus.

The package I was sent also comes with six of the seven attachments, all but the G-Point which seems similar to both the Ball and Cup and Golden Spoon. For the most part I just use one of the seven attachments anyway, but I am interested to try the last one as well. The Ultra Soft Finger Tip is made of medical silicone elastomer and all of the other attachments are made from Silicone-coated TPR, which makes them phthalate free and non-porous so they are completely body-safe and can be shared. More on the attachments below.

It is not rechargeable, it plugs in to the wall with a massively long cord that is excessive in my bedroom but is so nice to know that it is virtually impossible to pull it out of the socket because of the length. The cord is a whopping twelve feet. It is also detachable from the base, that combined with the length of the cord makes it highly unlikely that the cord itself would get damaged at either end from stress. The detachable cord also makes it easier to store.

According to the site and information included with the toy it is supposed to be watertight once an attachment is slipped in place and the cord on the bottom is turned as well, so you can run it under water. Theoretically this should mean you can take it into the shower as well, and I’ve longed to test this theory but have not had the courage to do it. I love it too much to risk even the possibility of ruining it.

The Attachments

As I mentioned above, there are seven attachments that the Eroscillator can come with and I have six of them.

  1. Ultra Soft Finger-Tip – Definitely, hands-down, and without question my favorite attachment. This is the one that has been on the base probably 99% of the time since it came in the mail. It is soft and squishy, Epiphora refers to it as the marshmallow and I have taken to doing the same. It’s not sophisticated or full of bumps and ridges like many of the other ones, but I think that is an advantage rather than disadvantage. It’s also softer, so it’s less harsh, and really just lovely.
  2. Grapes and Cockscomb – The one I reach for second most, but not nearly as much as the marshmallow. When it is sufficiently lubed up I really enjoy the feeling of the “grapes” half, but I’ve never gotten the “cockscomb” to do that much for me, it’s just a narrow ridge that’s, well, strange to use.
  3. Seven Pearls of the Orient – Truthfully all the ones from here on are rated about equally, with this one just slightly above the rest. It’s the best attachment for showing the oscillations because it’s the smallest at the tip and you can easily visibly see the tip moving to and fro about a half inch in the air when it is on. I really figured I would like this one because of that, but it never produces enough sensation for me to really get off with it as well as the three above.
  4. Ball and Cup – An interesting concept, a cup to hug the clit while in use, with enough lube it’s mildly pleasurable, but mostly it’s just okay. I do enjoy the rounded “ball” side of it more, however, with it’s three little nubs, but even that side holds no candle to the marshmallow.
  5. French Legionnaire’s Moustache – This one is odd in name, appearance, and sensation. I kind of enjoy the “moustache” fluttering against my mons and labia, it tickles too much for me to enjoy using the sides of it on my clit, though. I hate tickles. It’s just really strange, though, and an unusual sensation, which is kind of cool but also mildly disturbing.
  6. Golden Spoon – Similar to the Ball and Cup but without the rounded feature which I actually kind of enjoyed about that one. This one is just flat and annoying. The bumpy side is still mildly pleasureable with enough lube, the “spoon” is just horrid.

The Use

The Eroscillator has three intensity settings and is controlled easily by a slide switch on the side of the toy. It conveniently shows a 1, 2, or 3 depending on which level it is on. It’s ridiculously quiet for being such a large and powerful thing, and has never overheated despite strenuous testing.

Although it is “[d]esigned exclusively for sexual excitement of the female genitalia” I have thoroughly tested it on (Onyx’s) male genitalia and found it to be quite satisfactory there as well. It supposedly can also be used for body massage but every time I have thought about using it for that it quickly gets moved to it’s intended area.

It has a bit of a learning curve but the orgasms it produces are worth it. It took me a little while to figure out how I could use it for maximum pleasure and a little bit for my clit to adapt to the new sensations. It doesn’t feel like a regular vibrator. The sensations produced by it are deeper, for lack of a better term. Whenever I use it I have to spread my labia apart in order to have enough room for the head to oscillate back and forth on my clit. This was annoying at first since I had to figure out how exactly to do that while holding the rather large Eroscillator, but once I got used to doing this it’s not a big deal. Of course, whether or not you would have to do this depends greatly on your anatomy.

It’s also backwards. Normally I like pressure on my clit, lots and lots of pressure, as it tends to enhance vibration. This is part of why I love my Fairy Mini Mini. The Eroscillator, however, gets weaker when pressed harder against the clit as it has less room to move so it’s oscillations become slower and shorter. This also took time to figure out. I still find myself occasionally pressing it down as I’m nearing orgasm which does the opposite of what it is intended to. It’s not that big of a drawback, however, compared to it’s rewards. Now that I know how it works with my anatomy it’s become my favorite clitoral vibrator and is simply amazing. I’m honestly not sure I can adequately put in words how much I love this thing.

The Eroscillator is the only toy I have tried that I can say has it’s own unique orgasm. One that is different than the ones I get from other toys. One that is more intense and feels similar to the orgasm I get after a long build-up of Onyx rubbing my clit, which makes sense because it’s a similar motion, but in a fraction of the time. I still appreciate other toys and can have more orgasms from other toys than I can the Eroscillator since it tends to wear me out faster, however I definitely reach for my Eroscillator far more than any other toy.

It also usually takes me about 30 seconds to come with this toy when I’m alone, maybe as much as 90 if I’m not already aroused, and in between those when using it with Onyx. He has come to realize I will ask for it if I am too sensitive for his fingers or if I need to come quickly because we have limited time. I very rarely am unable to come with it, and the only times I have been unable to were after already coming many times when I just didn’t have any more in me. Seriously. Love.

Obviously it is not perfect, but it is probably as close to perfect as any sex toy can come. Probably the least perfect part of it is the price. It’s not a cheap toy, but it might be the only clitoral stimulator you need, if you can get past the learning curve. If mine was to ever malfunction or die on me after the one year warranty was up you bet I would buy another one, and probably the same package so I could have a Top Deluxe and a Marshmallow (Ultra Soft Finger Tip).

Thank you so much to Eroscillator for sending me their product to review!

Product Specs

Name & Manufacturer: Eroscillator.

Type: Oscillator/Clitoral Stimulator.

Power: Plugs in to wall.

Material: Body- plastic. Ultra Soft Finger Tip- medical silicone elastomer. All of other attachments- silicone-coated TPR

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! Since many of the attachments are silicone blends silicone lube should not be used unless it is specially formulated to be used with silicone toys. Even then, a patch test should be done first.

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

Just in case you need extra incentive, it’s also the only sex toy to be endorsed by Dr. Ruth (which I, personally, think is kind of hilarious). Not that the banner (below) would let you forget it.

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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: Tantus Deuce 2

The Deuce 2 is not a toy I would have chosen for myself, especially lately. I’ve been going for insertables like the Tantus Curve, ones with a pronounced curve specifically designed to hit the g-spot. Though Tantus claims it is designed with the g-spot in mind I dismissed it out of hand when I first received it. It looked plain and less interesting, plus my g-spot and squirting addiction was just starting up so I had no intention of using a toy that wouldn’t get me gushing.

It definitely surprised me, however. It doesn’t have the same type of exact g-spot stimulation that other curved toys have, but the ridges on the head seem to hit my spot wonderfully as I thrust with it, especially if done at a slight angle. It is about average thickness at 1.5 inches in diameter and the head tapers so wonderfully making it very easy to insert.

As one would assume from the name there is also a Deuce 1 made by Tantus. The first of the series is thicker (1.75 inches) and while it still has two ridges the second ridge is in a much different place. It looks slightly curved, moreso than the second, but I have only seen the picture. After trying the Deuce 2 I’m quite interested in the Deuce 1 as well.

Since it is made by Tantus it is 100% medical-grade silicone, which means it is one of the very safest toy materials out there. It is non-porous and phthalate free. It can be completely sterilized (boil for 10 minutes or stick on the top rack of your dishwasher with no soap) so it can be shared between non fluid-bonded partners and orifices without worry as long as it is cleaned between holes.

Tantus says the Deuce 2 is “an ideal strap-on vibrator” for, yes, it is a vibrator not just a dildo, though with Tantus toys the difference between the two is whether or not there is a hole in the bottom of the toy made for a bullet vibe to fit in or not. The Deuce 2 does indeed have a hole for a bullet vibe and, thus, came with one. The bullet vibe is one-speed but the vibrations can be felt all the way through the toy to the tip. However, I’m not big on internal vibration, I prefer my vibes to be strong and on my clit, so I rarely use this toy as a vibrator.

As for the strap on part of “an ideal strap-on vibrator” it does work well for that. It has a nice wide base, albeit a little flimsy, so if you are going to be using it on someone who has a tendency to constrict around a toy while being fucked there is the possibility of it being pulled out of the harness. As long as you have the right size o-ring, however, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

I’ve used it both vaginally and anally (once it goes in your butt make sure to clean it really really well if you are going to use it vaginally again!) and I especially love the tapered head, as I mentioned before, which makes it super easy to insert with proper lubrication. The ridges on the head provide excellent stimulation while thrusting, especially for the more sensitive backdoor.

I didn’t expect to enjoy the Deuce 2, but I definitely did! I shouldn’t be too surprised, for it is made by Tantus, and I haven’t yet met a Tantus toy I haven’t enjoyed. While I wouldn’t say this is the perfect toy, or up on my top ten, it is definitely well made and well designed.

A big huge thanks to Tantus for sending me a Deuce 2 to review!

Product Specs

Name: Deuce 2

Manufacturer: Tantus

Material: 100% medical-grade silicone

Type: Dildo

Length: 7 inches
Width: 1.5 inches

Lube: Water- or oil-based only!

Care: General cleaning: toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap. Sterilization: 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher with no soap, or submerged in boiling water for 10 minutes.

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