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Review: Truth or Dare- A Game of Passion

Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion, for Adults from Good Vibrations

Although I am a fan of cheesyness in general I’m not big on cheesy adult games, and I’d never seen any done intelligently, so when I first found out that I was getting Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion from Good Vibrations to review I was far from enthused. I thought I would look at it a few times for review purposes and then toss it into a box and forget about it.

While I can’t say for sure if I am going to be using it over and over again I do think it is one of the best and most intelligently thought out adult card games I have ever seen. I have a couple adult games that were given to me as gifts over the years which are extremely basic and cheesy asking questions that sounded like they were written by a giggling teenager who thought it was really funny to say “sex.” This ended up making the games not very fun to play.

Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion is different, however. It is gender-neutral so people of all genders can play easily, though it does use terms like “opposite sex” and does not leave room for the possibility of multiple partners, but those are just about the extent of my problems with it.

The questions encourage thought about sexuality and sexual desires as well as bonding between partners and exploration of the current relationship. It doesn’t leave room for basic one-word answers, the questions are often long and in-depth to evoke in-depth answers.

The dares incorporate some of the classic dares such as prank phone calls (with sex-related twists), role playing, exposing yourself, and so on. They are often cliche but set out in a manner that actually makes them new and fun to do. The cards themselves range from innocent to kinky but I haven’t yet read one that I thought was overly stupid or unintelligent. Some examples:

Truths

  • If you were the teacher of a sex-ed class, what would be the one lesson you would teach your students that no one ever taught you?
  • If you and your partner were to shed your clothes this very instant and use your discarded clothing as impromptu bondage material, which one of you would get tied up, and which one of you would be in charge? Describe, step-by-step, which items of clothing you would select and how they would be used.
  • Do your best to articulate the difference in feeling between a climax achieved orally and a climax achieved during intercourse. Which do you prefer?
  • What is your partner’s most amazing sexual skill? While your partner parobably already knows how much you enjoy that particular skill, take the time to go into details, describing the last time he or she used that skill, from start to finish, and what exactly you loved about it.

Dares

  • After selecting a racy adult movie or Internet clip, play a random segment on the TV or computer with the sound down. While the movie plays, create your own sound effects and impromptu dialogue, playing all the characters. You can have your partner join in on the fun for additional character voices.
  • This isn’t the hot potato you remember from childhood! Turn your television on and switch to a channel that is broadcasting a commercial. As the commercials play, toss a sex toy back and forth between you and your partner. When the commercials end and the station’s programming begins, the person holding the sex toy must use it on themselves until the station breaks for another commercial. Your partner may aid you in this task.
  • Go to the kitchen and fetch an object (such as a whisk, rubber spatula, or pastry brush) to be paddled or flogged with. Bend over, drop your pants or lift your skirt, and let your partner take at least five swats. You might find this dare gives a whole new meaning to the joy of cooking!

As you can see above the suggestions range from goofy to sexy to kinky and back again, and while they are cheesy they are also extremely detailed and thoughtful. Choosing a card or two at random would be a great way to spice up any night of the week, or set aside a night to play multiple rounds, that is if you can get back to the game after performing some of the tasks.

This would be perfect for someone who wants to become more intimate with their partner(s) in a fun and interesting way, or the perfect gift for someone for a number of occasions from anniversary to bachelor(ette) party to birthday or holiday depending on how well you know the person. It’s informative, intelligent, entertaining, and, best of all, designed to actually enhance intimacy between players.

A big thank you to Good Vibrations for providing me with Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion!

Product Specs

Name: Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion

Type: Adult card game.

Components: one six-sided die (options on die: two truths, two dares, two wilds), truth cards, dare cards.

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Review: Agent Secret Game

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I was really excited to receive the Agent Secret Game because it’s made by the same people as my Regard Indiscret Set which I absolutely adore. I thought it would be a cute light bondage set. I really really wanted to like it. Unfortunately it really didn’t live up to my expectations. At all.

The basic idea behind the set is to create a sexy interrogation scene. Agent 001 uses what’s in hir bag to write down a sexy desire on the card, then lock the card with the padlock and Agent 002 can then use the sexy stuff in hir bag to pleasure-torture the combination to the padlock out of Agent 001.

Going into it I knew that the items were not going to be hardcore bondage and torture items. I didn’t expect this, but I did expect them to be at least semi-high quality.

Since there is a suspension of disbelief that goes on in roleplaying I can accept that the card to write the fantasy on and lock is made out of cardstock which the padlock could be easily ripped off of. That’s alright.

I did, however, expect the satin mask included to be Bijoux’s Shhhh Blindfold, mostly because Babeland has a link to the Shhhh blindfold in the description of the Agent Secret Game. I was highly disappointed when the blindfold I pulled out was a really basic sleep-mask type blindfold with an elastic band on the back. While the blindfold is more padded than usual sleep-masks (I think, anyway) it was highly disappointing.

Next, the vibrating ring. I admit I may be spoiled because the first cock ring we tried was the LELO Bo, however the vibrating ring which was included in the set appears to be jelly. I cannot confirm the material of the vibrating ring because there is no real information about it other than brief instructions on how to turn it on. It doesn’t overly smell but it definitely looks suspiciously like jelly.

Other than being jelly what also bothered me is that the color of the cock ring is not coordinated with the rest of the set at all. Everything else in the set is either black, white, grey, or red and black, the cock ring is a pinkish orange color that just disrupts the sexy dark tones going on in the set. Not impressed.

The feather tickler, on the other hand, looks fairly nice. I dig the colors, it’s red and black and nice looking, though I’m not actually a fan of ticking in any sense at all ever, but the handle seems well constructed and it has a wrist-loop of polyester or nylon cord. I pulled a little on the feathers and they did not fall apart or anything, so I call it a fairly decent win.

Lastly, the bondage ribbons. Maybe I just had too high of hopes for them, but they are not what I was hoping for or expecting. They are two ribbons that are two and a half (2 1/2) feet or thirty (30) inches long. Each ribbon has a french phrase written on it: “Attache-moi et libere mon secret” which means “Tie me and free my secret,” which is pretty cute.

One end of each ribbon has a really long button-hole sewn into it and the instructions tell you to feed the other end of the ribbon through that hole to use. It does not offer further instructions, but I assume that then the ribbons could be tied together with the long excess ribbon, around a bed post perhaps or to separate objects. It seems like a strange way to do things, but okay, it kind of works.

One ribbon is a little too short to successfully tie around a wrist assuming you want to go around more than once, though maybe because of, you know, suspension of disbelief and all that, they don’t need to be that tight. Honestly, I’m not sure what I was expecting the bondage ribbons to look like, but I expected them to be higher quality than the ones I got, which seem thin and are a little too stiff to be super comfortable.

The entire set is cute, I love the tin box it comes in and how it’s separated for each “Agent” but despite the cuteness factor I was just not impressed with the set as a whole. Maybe I’m just too picky, or maybe I was expecting too much, I’m not sure, but either way I was disappointed when I opened the set.

I think this would probably be a good set for a very vanilla couple who is just starting to explore kink, but for anyone with the slightest bit of experience you may be just as disappointed as I. Even so, you could probably get these items separately for cheaper than the set itself, then again you wouldn’t get the round black tin box.

Much thanks to Babeland for letting me review the Agent Secret Game!

Product Specs

Name: Agent Secret Game

Manufacturer: Bijoux Indiscrets

Contents: Black round hat tin containing two black polyester bags: one bag for “Agent 001,” one bag for “Agent 002.” In the bag for Agent 001: a card to write down your “secret desire” on, the pencil to write with, and a padlock to lock the card. In the bag for Agent 002: black bondage ribbons, a red and black feather tickler, a vibrating cock ring, and a satin mask.

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