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Review: Fun Factory Share XL

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

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

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

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

Fun Factory Share XL

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

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

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

Product Specs

Name: Share XL.

Manufacturer: Fun Factory.

Type: Double-ended dildo/harnessless strap on.

Material: 100% Silicone.

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

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

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

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

Kegel Exercisers are wonderful things, they basically help you exercise the muscles of the pelvic floor without a lot of conscious effort on your part, you just need to remember to wear them.

Kegel exercises can be done in numerous ways with various different implements, not just balls, but the best well-known vaginal balls are Ben Wa Balls, basically a ball with another ball-shaped weight inside of it that wiggle around during wear and stimulate your pelvic floor muscles. They are best to be done every day for fastest results, just like any other kind of exercises.

The awesome thing about balls like these is that you don’t really have to do anything in order to be exercising your pelvic floor muscles except move. They are a wonderful way to spruce up even the most boring menial tasks! The weight in the center vibrates slightly as you move around giving you immediate stimulation and arousal while working your kegels.

In the short-term it will increase your arousal level and can be especially wonderful to use in a D/s setting. In the long-term the benefits of strengthening your pelvic floor are both practical as well as sexual. It improves urinary and bowel control and can also increase control over ejaculation for both males and females. Specifically for females they increase tightness of the vagina, can improve vaginal control, and can increase sexual arousal/desire. For males they can diminish premature ejaculation, encourage multiple orgasms (especially multiples without ejaculation), and result in a stronger erection.

Smartballs are not made for males, however, as they should never ever be used anally. For anal kegel exercisors check out the Aneros Peridise.

Original Smartballs vs. Smartballs Teneo Uno and Duo

Fun Factory took the basic design of Ben Wa Balls and came up with their Original Smartballs (image), two slightly oblong balls attached together with an easy removal cord which could be worn all day if you so choose.

The Smartballs Teneo line is basically Smartballs 2.0. Unlike the Original Fun Factory Smartballs the Teneo line of Smartballs are made of silicone, not Fun Factory‘s own creation of Elastomed. Also, instead of an oval-y shaped ball with indented slits around the sides in a different color like the original Smartballs the Teneo Uno and Duo have a bit more texture to their design, as you can see. They still have the inlayed slits, but have a ribbon of silicone moving around them for even more feeling when they’re up inside you.

Probably my favorite difference between Smartballs 1.0 and Teneo is the finger groove on the bottom of each ball which makes insertion much easier. Teneo was also improved by giving the wearer a choice between one ball or two, making it easier for beginners or those of us with shorter vaginal canals to work on our muscles using a more comfortable singular ball.

Finally, the retrieval cord on the Teneo line is also made of silicone and is the same color as the rest of the ball, unlike on the Smartballs 1.0 which was of an unknown material (not silicone), slightly tacky, and white regardless of the ball colors.

Smartballs vs. Other Vaginal Balls

Other than Fun Factory’s versions I have also tried the LELO Luna Beads and Ophoria K-Balls (review coming soon), both of which have balls which are closer to perfectly round than the ones found on any of the versions of Smartballs, but neither have a completely silicone cord or the extremely handy finger groove.

While the LELO Luna Beads do have the option between using one ball or two and also varying ball weights the balls are made of ABS plastic rather than silicone and the retrieval cord is made of a fiber which can get stiff after encountering fluid, which is highly annoying.

The Ophoria K-balls are made of silicone, but are much more similar to the Smartballs 1.0 than the Teneo line.

There are many other types of vaginal balls and other kegel exercisers out there as well, but these are the only ones I have experienced personally.

So… Are they worth it?

I think the Teneo Uno specifically is my favorite of all the vaginal balls I have encountered. The Duo is wonderful as well, but I haven’t made up my mind between it and the K-balls. Maybe by the time I review the K-balls I’ll have a better idea. They are definitely close to the top if not the very top, so I definitely recommend them.

A big thank you to Good Vibrations for providing me with Smartballs Teneo Kegel Sex Toy!

Product Specs

Name: Smartballs Teneo Uno or Duo

Type: Vaginal Balls/Kegel Exercisers

Material: Silicone

Length: 5″ (Uno) 7 1/4″ (Duo)
Insertable: 1 3/4″ (Uno) 3 1/4″ (Duo)
Width: 1 1/2″
Girth: 4 3/4″

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Review: Fun Factory Wave

Fun Factory Wave

The second I saw the Fun Factory Wave I fell in love. It comes in purple and turquoise01, both colors are gorgeous and rich in true Fun Factory fashion. I absolutely love Fun Factory toys not just because they come in a wide variety of colors and extremely unique shapes but also because they only use body-safe materials.

Like most other Fun Factory toys the Wave is made out of 100% medical-grade silicone. It is glossy and smooth, so with a dab of lube02 it is easy to insert and thrust with. It is fairly hard silicone as well, not as hard as glass or metal obviously, but more firm than other silicone toys I have experienced (the Fun Factory Curve, for example is softer than Wave).

Silicone is non-porous, phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, super easy to clean and sterilize-able so it can be shared between partners (fluid-bonded or not) without having to worry about bacteria getting caught in it03 or anything like that. The easiest way to sterilize silicone is just to pop it in the dishwasher on the top rack with no soap, you can also boil it for 10 minutes in a large pot, or wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution. To clean, simply wash with soap and water. Since this is a dildo without any mechanical or buzzy vibrating parts it can be completely submerged without the risk of damage.

Fun Factory Wave

Although this is not my second Fun Factory dildo this is the second I’ve owned with this particular base, the first being Bandito. The base is nice and thick, about 1/2 inch at least, and instead of being circular it has a triangle-like shape to it. The design of the base makes it extremely easy to grip, each indent in the triangle is a perfect place to hold on to while thrusting.

It also is perfect for use in a harness. As long as you have the correct o-ring size it will not slip out as the thickness of the base prevents it from warping out of the ring. The triangle shape makes it fit well in any harness, fitting with the natural triangle shape of the pubic mound and making it extremely comfortable. While the base is not made to be a suction-cup, but it is slightly concave and can work somewhat well as one if you try.

The dildo itself is fairly long, seven and a half inches, which makes it excellent for use in a harness by a larger person04 such as myself as you can easily see it. I think longer dildos give more control over movements in some way as well, with shorter toys I tend to slip out more often, but longer ones are easier to keep inside. It is also gracefully curved and hits the g-spot easily and wonderfully. The firmness of the silicone really makes it ideal for g-spot or p-spot stimulation.

Fun Factory Wave

As you can see in the pictures above the shaft is also where Wave gets it’s name. It has three distinct “waves” in it which each are gradually larger than the other. They have a nice curve to them so they are not jarring when inserted but, rather, a pleasant sensation. They give the feeling of fullness without the shaft being too thick in and of itself.

I have used Wave both in a harness and solo and I think it shines both ways, the ridges on it are lovely, gradually increasing in side and giving delightful sensation when moving in and out. It is currently one of my favorite harness-compatible toys. If you love ribbed dildos or just want to try one I would definitely say this is a wonderful one to try.

You can find the Fun Factory Wave as well as other dildos and sex toys of every flavor on Vibrator.com. A big huge thank you to Vibrator.com for providing me with the Fun Factory Wave!

Product Specs

Name: Wave

Manufacturer: Fun Factory

Type: G-spot Dildo

Material: 100% Medical-grade silicone

Length: 7 1/2″ (total) 6 1/2″ (insertable)
Width: 1 3/4″
Girth: 5 1/2″

  1. The color I chose, so vibrant and lovely! []
  2. Non-silicone lube ONLY unless you want your toy to die a most horrible messy splotchy sticky and gross death! []
  3. Porous toys can trap bacteria within them which can then be transferred between partners without a barrier such as a condom. Yuck! []
  4. Read: someone with a gut []
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Review: Fun Factory G-Twist

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Fun Factory toys, I have quite a lot of them and they’re all made with high standards of quality and care as well as body safe materials, all factors of a quality company. Not only is this a Fun Factory toy, but the G-Twist was made specifically by Fun Factory for Good Vibrations, an amazing sex-positive feminist and all-around-awesome sex toy shop, designed by the GV staff to be the ultimate insertable g-spot vibrator.

I’m personally not much of a fan of internal vibrations, I prefer my insertables to not vibrate and strong vibrations on my clit, so I was a little unsure of how well the G-Twist would work for me. The benefit, though, of having a vibrator that is made for g-spot and internal stimulation is that you can just use it without the vibe essentially as a dildo. My girlfriend Marla, however, thought it was wonderful in both vibrating and non-vibrating modes.

The G-Twist is a gorgeous specimen of g-spot toy and vibrator, long and relatively thick with wonderful ridges all over it. The ridges add to the girth of it a bit, making it suitable even for a size queen such as myself, and the curve of it finds the g-spot easily and presses in just the right places. The vibrations are fairly strong, although nowhere near hitachi strong but few things are, and can be felt easily from base to tip. I couldn’t get off clitorally using this toy alone, but used internally paired with a strong clitoral vibrator it was heavenly.

The majority of the toy is extremely bendable, the last four or five inches or so, which is surprising for a toy with such vibrations. At the base where the silicone meets the handle, battery case, and dial-controls there is a ridge of silicone which can actually be bent up during use to hit the clit. I did this for Marla while we were trying the G-Twist out, and she said it was extremely pleasant.

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The G-Twist also comes in six different colors (above), all of which are beautiful.

I’ve heard other reviewers have had issues with the battery case, but I didn’t find it to be true. It was a little tricky, as you have to push in either side of the bottom at just the right spot to get the batter compartment to pop out, but once I did it the first time it was easy to do so from then on.

The dial control was interesting to use, as it can be turned either clockwise or counter-clockwise and continuously in 360+ degrees, although only a 180 degree amount of it will turn the toy on. The vibrations vary from barely there to nice and strong depending on where the dial is turned to. I haven’t had any issues with accidentally turning the dial while using it, which is a big plus in my book.

A big huge thank you to Good Vibrations for providing me with the Fun Factory G-Twist!

Name: G-Twist

Manufacturer: Fun Factory (made specifically for Good Vibes)

Type: G-spot vibrator

Batteries: Two AA’s (included!)

Material: 100% Medical-grade silicone

Length: 6″ (insertable)
Width: 1 1/2″

Lube: Any (silicone-, water-, or oil-based)! Even though most silicone toys should never be used with silicone lubes this toy is specially formulated to be used with any type of lube, silicone included.

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap, 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher, or boiling.

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Review: Fun Factory Curve

What can I say about the Fun Factory Curve? Well, I’ve wanted this toy for quite some time, it’s quite popular and I had seen it in stores before but never got around to getting one until now.

Curve is both loved and hated, and the problem sometimes with reviewing something so intimate as sex toys is that because everyone is different no one toy will work for every person. There are toys that are mediocre which tend to run the entire continuum from love to hate, but good toys are usually more a love/hate binary because they either work perfectly or not at all. That’s my experience anyway.

Upon receiving Curve I first assessed it’s potential faults and the things I’ve read other reviewers say about it. It was softer than I expected and more flexible as well; while silicone has a wide range of pliability this was more pliable than most other Fun Factory toys I have played with. I was concerned the softness would reduce the accuracy and ability of Curve to hit my g-spot.

The other issue I’ve heard about and was worried about is the bump at the beginning. Curve has a head on it which, along with the swirls on the side, is a different texture than the rest of the shaft (this is somewhat visible in the picture above). The different texture is smoother, allowing the head to be slicker than the rest which is a wonder for insertion, but the bump on the head makes it quite a bit thicker than the rest of the toy. I’ve heard this bump can be extremely irritating and uncomfortable when in use.

So, that’s what I’ve heard. What did I think? Well…

I’m really just a beginner g-spotter but I’ve always loved combined clitoral and internal stimulation even before I knew where or what my g-spot was. The first toy to find and caress my g-spot perfectly was the Ophoria Beyond No. 3, which I love dearly, but Curve holds the title of the first toy I’ve squirted with (combined with a strong vibration on my clit), so that should tell you something!

I had no issue with this toy’s softness, it doesn’t feel soft when inside me and it had no problem hitting my g-spot wonderfully and perfectly! I didn’t find the bump on the head to be an issue either, but I’m also a bit of a size queen so those who are not used to stretching around larger objects may have difficulty with the bump. My girlfriend thought the bump was uncomfortable while thrusting, specifically coming out, because of the lip on it, but I didn’t even really notice it.

What I did notice was the curve was excellent. It isn’t as intense as on the Fun Factory Delight or even the Pure Wand, but it is more pronounced than the Ophoria Beyond No. 3.

The way I like my g-spot stimulation, I’ve come to realize, is not through thrusting but through rocking and jiggling the toy inside of me. Too much thrusting and my g-spot just gets sore and hurts, and I don’t like that! On both Marla and myself once we found the right place we were able to keep it there and jiggle and wiggle Curve around quickly to stimulate that spot over and over, resulting in (as I mentioned) quite epic and massive squirting on my part. I was highly impressed.

A big huge thank you to Adult Sensations for sending me Curve to review!
For those of you in Canada Adult Sensations comes in Canadian, and you can find the Fun Factory Curve over there as well.

Product Specs

Name: Curve

Manufacturer: Fun Factory

Material: 100% medical-grade silicone (non-porous and phthalate free)

Type: G-spot Dildo

Length: 8 1/2″ (total) 6 3/4″ (insertable)
Width: 1 5/8″
Girth: 5″

Lube: Water- or oil-based only.

Care: Toy cleaner, anti-bacterial soap, 10% bleach solution, top rack of the dishwasher, or boiling.

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Review: Fun Factory Bandito Dildo

Bandito is such a gorgeous toy. He comes in both black (as shown) and lavender (shown here), so I, of course, got the black. The fun with Onyx I had a few nights back was with the Bandito, and you can go read how well that turned out.

Bandito is sleek and beautiful, with a gorgeous swirly pattern along his shaft he is not only pleasing to the eye but also the added texture increases pleasure. He also has a nice curve to him, perfect for g-spot or p-spot stimulation (see above re: fun with Onyx). While he isn’t super long or super thick, only about 6″ of insertable length and about 4.5″ around or 1.5″ thick, he does have that just about perfect curve to him which I believe adds to the feeling of thickness of any toy. He hits all the right spots without even trying.

The base of Bandito is slightly strange, it’s thick and wide, perfect for strap-on use. I’ve used it with the Hardcore Harness and found it fits very well and is nice and sturdy, I had absolutely no problem with control using the two together. The unusual part of it is the shape of the base, most dildo bases are circular, but Bandito’s base is sort of like a triangle.

According to Panthera Pardus, even though he isn’t marketed as such she says Bandito can also be used like a suction-cup dildo, and I verify that is correct! There is a slight curve to the underside base which allows it to be suctioned to the wall. I haven’t actually fucked it using it like a suction cup dildo, but I have suctioned it to the wall and tugged on it and it holds up very well.

Bandito is an extremely well-made toy. Have I mentioned that it’s made of 100% medical-grade Silicone? Because it is. Which, aside from meaning that no silicone lube should be used with it, means that it is one of the safest materials that your sex toys could be made from.

I would recommend Bandito to anyone who is wanting a dildo that is not only wonderful to look at but that will also hit all the right spots and is harness compatible, or any combination of those. Also, if you’re looking for a suction-cup dildo, even though it isn’t marketed as such, I would seriously consider getting Bandito for that as well. Rarely do harness-compatible dildos also work as suction cup dildos, so it’s almost like getting two dildos in one!

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