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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: Swede Silicone Supreme

Up until recently I’ve been a water-based lube kind of person. For the longest time I eschewed silicone lube because of my fondness for silicone toys (since when silicone lube and silicone toys mix there’s a great possibility that there will be a chemical explosion that will destroy the toy forever! By which I mean, it will warp and/or melt the silicone and make it tacky and gross and essentially unusable). However, my acquisition of more metal sex toys recently as well as my love of glass toys and a fondness for longer lasting lube than most water-based lube will deliver has lead me to Swede Silicone Supreme.

I recently reviewed Swede Aqua Comfort which comes in the same bottle that’s nearly the same color but is water-based rather than silicone-base01. While I wasn’t much of a fan of the Aqua Comfort lube itself I was blown away by the bottle. I love pump-style bottles on lube, they’re so much easier to use in the middle of sexing than flip-top or any other styles.

These are especially awesome because they come with not one but two ways to help reduce the risk of spillage: the top turns 90 degrees to lock and there is a cap to put on the top, both of these do not allow the top to be pushed down therefore no lube can come out. Brilliant? I think so. I’ve already lost the cap since it’s a pretty tiny little bit of plastic, but that’s okay because I can still lock it. It’s good to have a backup plan.

swedesiliconesupreme

As for performance, I think it is excellent. However, I don’t have too many other silicone-based lubes to compare it to. Or, two to be exact, only one of which I’ve reviewed02. I’ve used a few different types of silicone lube packets in the past but not consistently enough to give a great comparison. This does seem a little bit thinner than other silicone-based lube I’ve experienced, though not by much, but it works exactly the same as far as I can tell.

However, compared to water-based lube it excels in multiple areas. Although it is thin like many water-based lubes it is silky smooth, lasts for an extremely long period of time, and it will never get sticky. This also means you don’t need as much of it as you would water-based lube so the bottle will last longer as well. It doesn’t feel as natural as water-based lube, which I don’t like as much, but it’s not a deal-breaker. It also doesn’t contain any glycerin or parabens, those chemicals I usually rant about in water-based lube reviews.

Although it doesn’t have much of a smell or taste I would recommend staying with water-based lube for oral sex and primarily using silicone-based for vaginal and anal. Mostly this is because of the consistency. Since silicone lube is long lasting it can be long lasting in your mouth and leave it feeling kind of odd. Again, not horrible, but just kind of awkward and not pleasant. It’s especially perfect for anal, however since you don’t have to worry about it drying out at all.

Overall, it hasn’t become my favorite lube ever, but it’s definitely the first silicone lube I reach for when I’m looking for silicone lube. It hasn’t eclipsed Sliquid as my favorite brand, but it has convinced me that I need to get my hands on more silicone lube.

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 some Swede Aqua Comfort to review!

Product Specs

Name: Silicone Supreme

Manufacturer: Swede

Type: Water-based Lubricant

Glycerin-free: Yes
Paraben-free: Yes

Organic: No
Vegan: Yes

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone and Dimethiconol

Smell: None.
Taste: Kinda oil-y (or, really, silicone-y), slippery, not bad.
Sticky? Not at all!

  1. though that was probably glaringly obvious due to the product names. []
  2. I have a little bottle of Pjur Original Bodyglide that I got in an event goody bag []
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Review: Swede Aqua Comfort

I’m always on the look out for other types of body-friendly lube to try, even though I’m pretty sold on Sliquid brand lubes I like to see if there are any products out there that rival theirs. One thing I love about Kama Sutra Closet is that Roylin, the owner, is just as concerned about toxic ingredients and materials as I am, so she only stocks body-friendly lubes as well. I was excited when I discovered Swede Aqua Comfort01 because it’s glycerin- and paraben-free as well as free of any nasty chemicals.

I went through and looked up every ingredient02. Most ingredients are natural and all ingredients completely non-threatening. Based solely on ingredients I would recommend this to anyone and everyone, even those sensitive to chemicals. Unfortunately, this review is not based solely on ingredients.

Aqua Comfort comes in an awesome pump-bottle that has my seal of approval. Seriously, I love pump bottles and more lube makers should use them, they’re so easy to use! The pump top even has a little cap to help prevent spillage as the pump can’t be pressed down with the cap on. Also, if you lose the cap, the top of the bottle twists 45 degrees so you can lock it so it won’t even be able to be pressed. Double protection.

The lube itself is smooth and slick. It’s not as thick as my beloved Sliquid but not nearly as runny as some other body-friendly lubes. It actually is quite pleasant until you’ve used it for a bit. I really don’t understand how it does this, but it gets kind of sticky.

It’s not sticky in the same way that lubes with glycerin in them get sticky, it’s more like… tacky. Or just generally unpleasant. I’m not quite sure how to describe it, it’s just not all wonderful smooth silky gliding anymore. It’s not completely uncomfortable, and I’ve had plenty of sessions using this lube, but there are definitely better body-friendly lubes out there.

Other than getting slightly sticky Aqua Comfort wins in every other respect. It’s practically odorless and tasteless and completely body-friendly. I’m just pretty picky with my lube.

If you choose to purchase this (or a Sliquid lube–hint hint) 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 some Swede Aqua Comfort to review!

Product Specs

Name: Aqua Comfort

Manufacturer: Swede

Type: Water-based Lubricant

Glycerin-free: Yes
Paraben-free: Yes

Organic: No
Vegan: Yes

Ingredients: Deionized Purified Aqua, Hydroyethyl Urea, Guar Hydroxy Propyltrimonium Chloride, Ceratonia Siliqua (carob tree), Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Galactoarabinan, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, and Kalium Sorbate.

Smell: Virtually none.
Taste: Virtually none.
Sticky? A little, unfortunately. I don’t get it!

  1. and also Woman Sensitive and Silicone Supreme, reviews coming soon []
  2. as per usual []
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Review: Dai-Do #6 [Heavy Metal Week]

Dai-Do #6 (from now on known as Six) is the same length as it’s fellow product Dai-Do #5 only with one bulb instead of three graduated ones. It’s also made out of aluminum with a silicone band (the black part) made for gripping and in functionality is extremely similar to Five. Like all metal toys Six is excellent for temperature play (pop in the fridge or run under warm water).

Just like with Five Six has a good amount of weight to it. It’s not unpleasant or unwieldy, but it is heavily seated in the handle since the rest of Six is pretty insubstantial comparatively. This means in use the handle does pull quite a bit on the rest of Six, so if you’re planning on inserting and walking around with this in that would at very least give you a great Kegel workout.

The best use of Six is as an anal toy, and since there is a bigger disparity between the end of the insertable length of Six and the handle I think it’s also safer than Five to use anally. As I mentioned already, the weighted handle will try to pull the toy out of you when in use also, which could be helpful in the case of worrying about Six getting sucked up into your butt. Personally I love the feeling of weight in a plug, and mostly I’ve used Six as an anal plug (insert and let rest) rather than an anal dildo (insert, remove, repeat), so I have really enjoyed Six and flexing my anal area Kegels using it it.

I have used Six vaginally and while it suitably stimulated me it didn’t have any sort of wow factor. It was slightly difficult to angle the right way to hit the g-spot solo, but moderately easy with a partner. This seems to be the case with most non-curved toys, though, so that was not a huge detractor in my mind. It’s simply an okay vaginal dildo, but an excellent anal one.

If you’re looking for a great metal anal dildo that isn’t too huge (would be excellent for beginners) I definitely recommend Six. 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 Dai-Do #6 to review!

Product Specs

Name: Dai-Do #6

Manufacturer: Big Teaze Toys.

Material: Aluminum (body) & silicone (band).

Type: Dildo.

Length: 5 1/2 inches (total), 3 3/4 inches (insertable).
Width: 1 1/4 inches (diameter).

Lube: Any on the aluminum part but I would be careful about the silicone band around the handle since silicone lube on silicone toys can do damage.

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.

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Review: Dai-Do #5 [Heavy Metal Week]

I’ve been drawn to the Dai-Do line from Big Teaze Toys since they came out but didn’t get my hands on one until now. The Dai-Do #5 (now on known as “Five”) has never been my first choice of the Dai-Do line and when I received it I wasn’t quite sure how I would like it. I tend to like curved items better for penetration in general because of their g-spot stimulation abilities, but I am a fan of bulbs and texture.

What first struck me that I wasn’t expecting was the weight of Five. I have one other aluminum dildo and it is exceptionally light. Five feels like there is a weight inside of it, but not in an unpleasing way. In fact, it is quite pleasantly balanced.

Like all metal toys Five is excellent for sensation play, it can be popped into the fridge for a bit to chill it down and you can either use it like an ice cube on any part of the body or internally to give a bit of a shock. You can also run it under warm water for the opposite affect.

The silicone band around the bulb handle is slightly matte so it is easy to hold on to, though less easy when lube is added to the mix. I also really like the size and shape of the handle, it’s big enough to be easy to grip without being too big or uncomfortable. Unfortunately it doesn’t really have a flare of any sort so it makes me worried about using it anally, which is really the place I think it is best suited for. More on that later.

Vaginally Five is, well, just okay. I do like the weight of it but I find that when using it solo I have a difficult time hitting my g-spot with it. Maybe because of the graduated balls, maybe because I’ve become lazy after using so many curved toys, I don’t know, but it just doesn’t quite do it. I like the sensation of the hard metal and the way it continually gets larger, but it just isn’t that exceptional. That’s not to say it’s not a fine dildo, as it does it’s job, just not above and beyond.

Anally, however, Five is excellent. I absolutely adore graduated bulbs in my ass, I think they feel wonderful, and add to that the feeling of cool aluminum and this toy is an absolute winner. As I mentioned before, however, the lack of a flared base to keep Five from being sucked up into your butt is worrisome. Granted, that bulb handle is quite large and I don’t think I could get it in my ass without lots of work, and I do think that the weight in the handle would help it not get lost up there, but the threat is there because of the round handle, if it was flatter where the handle meets the bottom bulb I would be less worried. When using it anally I try to keep the handle and the bottom of the third bulb mostly out of my butt. Just in case.

Overall I think Five is excellently made and a gorgeous toy, even if it’s not exactly perfect. 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 Dai-Do #5 to review!

Product Specs

Name: Dai-Do #5

Manufacturer: Big Teaze Toys.

Material: Aluminum (body) & silicone (band).

Type: Dildo.

Length: 5 1/2 inches (total). 3 1/2 inches (insertable).
Width: 1 inch (smallest bulb), 1 1/2 inches (largest bulb).

Lube: Any on the aluminum part but I would be careful about the silicone band around the handle since silicone lube on silicone toys can do damage.

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.

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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: Afterglow Toy Tissues

The Afterglow Toy Tissues are extremely convenient antibacterial toy wipes. While they include ingredients I would shun a lubricant for including I can forgive that mainly because I always wash my any toy in between using an Afterglow and using it on a person again to be on the safe side, but I always wash my toys before using them anyway. There is also a question as to how much of these ingredients are actually left on the toy, but since I don’t know I like to err on the side of caution. I would definitely not recommend these being used for anything other than toys, they are not meant to be personal freshness wipes or any of that nonsense. For toys, though, they work wonders.

I’ve used these tissues on most body-safe toy types: silicone, metal, wood, glass, plastic, elastomed, and also elastomer/TPE, TPR, and jelly. None of these materials react negatively to it, and they all come out cleaner than before. It even gets cat hair off of silicone! If you have a cat and a silicone toy you know what I’m talking about. I don’t think these should be used in place of a good soap and water rinsing, and especially not to replace complete sterilization, but they definitely do their job and clean your toy for the time being. If you are the type who does not immediately get up and wash your toys after you use them (like just about everyone I know) these definitely have their use.

Prior to receiving this product to review I had experienced another pack of these which ended up getting opened in the back rather than in the front. The package has a resealable flap on the front to keep the moisture in and not dry out the individual tissues. Since this pack was open in the back rather than the front all of the tissues dried out. I was still able to use them by wetting them first and they worked well, but they were nowhere near as convenient. This shouldn’t happen if you make sure to reseal the package. Use my tale as a cautionary one, make sure to always reseal the package before storing to ensure the longest life possible for your Afterglow Toy Tissues.

This current batch of tissues I have now are individually sealed which is far more expensive than the multipack (about 3x as much), but minimizes the risk of drying out the pack before use. It also uses more plastic and comes in a cardboard container, both rather wasteful things. When purchasing in the future I would definitely go for the multipack.

The best use for these is quick cleanup while in the afterglow of an orgasm. No question that is where these toy tissues get their name from. They are highly convenient for cleaning off toys without having to leave the bed, couch, floor, or wherever you happen to be. For those of you not concerned with chemicals in them you don’t have to wash your toys every time after using these, you could skip a wash or two and simply use these instead since they are antibacterial. You could also use them prior to playing with your toys, especially on silicone to get all those little things silicone loves to attract off easily and quickly. They are also excellent for on-the-go fun, should you be somewhere you do not have convenient access to running water.

Overall, I love these, and use them just about every time I use a toy. Which is to say: a lot.

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 Afterglow Toy Tissues to review!

Product Specs

Name: Afterglow Toy Tissues

Manufacturer: Devine Toys

Paraben-free: Yes
Organic: No

Ingredients: water, propylene glycol (for keeping wipes wet-humectant effect.), aloe barbadensis leaf juice (a natural ingredient, has skin conditioning effects), PEG 14M (foaming agent), polysorbate 20, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil (cleansing agent typical of beauty and bath products), citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil (essential oil for aromatherapy), chlorhexinie digluconate (an antiseptic, antibacterial and is used to combat microbes, also added for general skin cleansing), iodopropynlyl butylcarbamate (a preservative that inhibits growth of micro-organisms. Retards microbial growth.)

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Review: Jimmyjane Ember – Absinthe + Sugar Water

The Absinthe + Sugar Water Ember Massage Candle by Jimmyjane is a limited-edition scent. Like all of Jimmyjane’s massage candles it is a soy and shea butter based candle free of paraffin, lead, and the normal nasty chemicals I like to mention. It rests inside of a beautiful porcelain container that has a pour spout in one corner for ease of use. The Jimmyjane logo is etched in the lid which is made to be turned over and used as a stand for the candle to rest on while burning. It says it will burn for up to 72 hours, but I’ve burned it for quite a few already and have hardly made a dent in the amount of wax.

It comes in JimmyJane’s traditional white box with a silver logo and black and red accents. It is well padded inside and also includes a little instruction booklet. I was confused to find that the ingredients for the Absinthe + Sugar Water scent specifically were not listed in the instruction booklet, assuming because it is a limited edition item. I contacted JimmyJane directly in order to get the ingredients list below.

One big negative to the candle, and the only one I’ve really found, is that if you’re in a hot area or it’s a hot day the massage wax has a tendency to melt on it’s own. This is pretty normal, however, for massage oil candles, since they have a lower melting point than most candles. This does mean that the “wax” can be used as a balm, moisturizer, or even a solid perfume oil if you love the scent so much, and I do.

I was worried that the Absinthe + Sugar Water scent would be too strong of a licorice (or fennel, really) scent, since that is the most predominant taste of absinthe, but the combination of fennel, fig, lemon, and wormwood combines to be a subtle yet spicy fragrance. I’m not big on licorice and while there is a hint of licorice-like scent it is not overpowering or distracting for me. I actually really love the way this candle smells.

The wax is smooth and silky, it doesn’t feel greasy or tacky or weird like some massage oils have the tendency to do, but rather sinks into your skin and makes it that much more soft and deliciously scented. It’s a perfect massage oil when melted completely and the pour spout makes it super simple to apply. While the normal full price of this limited edition candle is a little steep Kama Sutra Closet currently has it on sale at a price which I think is exceptionally reasonable.

Thank you Kama Sutra Closet for letting me review Ember Massage Candle – Absinthe + Sugar Water!

Product Specs

Name: Ember Massage Candle – Absinthe + Sugar Water

Manufacturer: JimmyJane

Paraben Free: Yes

Organic: No

Scents: Fennel, Fig, Lemon, and Wormwood

Ingredients: Soy, Shea butter, Aloe vera, Jojoba, Vitamin E, Ambrettolide IFF, Cashmeran, Cedarwood Oil Atlas (Pola), Citral Syn., Citronellol Pure (Extra), Damascenone, Dimethyl Benzyl Carbinyl Butyrate (DMBCB), Dimethyl Anthranilate, Ethyl Linalool, Floropal, Galaxolide 50 IPM, Gamma Octalactone, Geraniol (Couer), Geranyl Acetate Syn 85%, Hedione, Helional, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde (HCA), Hydroxycitronellal, Iso E Super, Isopropyl Myristate, Jasmal, L-Carvone, Leaf Alcohol, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Nerol Syn. 95%, Nerol Acetate Syn. 95%, Orange Oil Florida, Stemone, Stryallyl Acetate, Terpineol Prime, Terpinyl Acetate, Tonalid, Veloutone, Verdox, Vertenex (PTBCHA)

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Review: Jollies Jollie

As I mentioned in the video you can find Jollies Jollie in Multicolor Sparkle like in the video or: Gold Sparkle, Polka-Dot, Valentines Special, Grape, Rose, and Pink Pearl. The Jollet is available from Kama Sutra Closet as well in a variety of colors.

Much thanks to Kama Sutra Closet for letting me review Jollies Jollie!

Product Specs

Name: Jollie.

Manufacturer: Jollies.

Material: 100% medical-grade silicone.

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

Type: Dildo.

Length: 7 1/2″ (total) 4″ (insertable)
Width: 1 3/4 inches (diameter) 5 3/4 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: 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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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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