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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: Erotic Elder Sister

Despite the extremely unappealing name the Erotic Elder Sister is Onyx’s favorite masturbation sleeve to date. There’s at least a little logic behind the name, as ToyHeart also makes the Innocent Younger Sister, which is nearly identical in look but not in sensation. This doesn’t really make the name any better, though, and for the most part it’s best just to ignore the name while using it.

I will say that Onyx was pretty wary of it when we first were told it was being sent to us, but he agreed to try it out, and was glad he did. It simply has the best sensation of the toys he has tried so far (though he hasn’t yet been tried out a Fleshlight) and it is the easiest and most comfortable to use.

The Erotic Elder Sister is made of Soft Skin, a material that is supposed to feel like actual skin, and it does a fairly good job at it. It’s pliable and stretchy, and the ToyHeart website insists it’s “so fleshy.” While not an exact replica of skin (which might be a little creepy anyway) it does feel fairly realistic, especially sticking a finger inside while lubed up. I was impressed with the feel of it, actually, and Onyx says it’s definitely the most realistic feeling of the products he has tried.

Safe Skin is ToyHeart’s own TPE blend and is phthalate free, of course. However, it is porous so be sure not to share this toy without a condom. It’s best to always use a condom with this toy, really, to discourage bacteria from making it their home and to make for a much easier cleanup. However, if you don’t just follow the simple care and feeding instructions below. It’s super easy to turn this toy inside out so cleaning is pretty simple.


Inside the Erotic Elder Sister views looking at the side and top. It has a g-spot!

The inside itself is moderately simple, especially compared to the Tenga Flip Hole for example, but it does have quite a few bumps and ridges. ToyHeart says it has “all the grooves of a real vagina.” What does this really mean? It actually has a g-spot bump. Yes, that’s right, this masturbation sleeve has a g-spot. Not only is that fantastic because, well, it’s a g-spot, but Onyx says it really makes the difference sensation-wise. He can feel the g-spot bump while using it and it feels wonderful. Win! You can see it in the picture above near the middle of the sleeve.

The last pocket in the inside is supposed to be the suction controller. Basically to control the suction you squeeze the end of it while inserting your finger/cock/dildo/whathaveyou and it creates more or less suction depending on how much air you let out. This sort of works on my fingers, but not quite. I attempted to use this suction feature with my Mr. Man01 but have not yet gotten it to work. I will try again, though, as I think that would be fantasticly awesome.

Onyx says this toy is the best masturbation sleeve he has tried and that he would recommend it to anyone hands-down. I say it feels pretty damn good around my fingers and I love the g-spot bulb inside of it. You just have to try to ignore the name of it (if you can).

Much thanks to Toy Demon for giving me the chance to review the Erotic Elder Sister.

Product Specs

Name: Erotic Elder Sister.

Manufacturer: ToyHeart.

Type: Jack Off Toy.

Material: “Soft Skin” aka a TPE (Thermal plastic elastomer) blend made to feel like real skin. Phthalate free but extremely porous, should not share without the use of a condom. For ease of clean-up and to make sure it doesn’t get bacteria in it’s pores use a condom at all times.

Dimensions: 5 1/2 inches (length) x 3 inches (diameter)

Lube: Water-based only! No silicone lube, it could mess with the TPE material and make a mess of the toy. While some TPE toys can handle silicone lube it’s best not to risk it. Or, if you must, test the lube on a small part of the toy before using it inside.

Care and Feeding: Flip inside out (fairly easy to do). Wash with warm water and antibacterial soap or toy cleaner. Let air dry. Dust with corn starch. Store until next use.

  1. The awesome dildo with a hole in the shaft to allow suction against the wearer’s clit. Since Jollies (the maker) site is down and they discontinued this item I don’t have somewhere to link to for this. []
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Review: Aloe Cadabra (Tahitian Vanilla)

I’ve had my bottle of Aloe Cadabra Lubricant for far too long. Embarrassingly long. In fact, I lost it for quite a few months and just recently found it again. The wonderful thing is even after all this time it still works just as well as the first time I tried it. It is quite similar to the other aloe-based lube I tried and absolutely loved in feel, use, and ingredients, but it is easier and cheaper to obtain if you are in the US (you can use the discount code “TOUCH” to get free shipping on your first order).

Aloe Cadabra is mostly made up of the obvious: aloe. It’s basically organic aloe vera gel with a little bit of organic vanilla essential oil and some preservatives. Does this mean you could go out and buy aloe vera gel to the same result? Maybe. If you could find one without added nasty ingredients, which is part of the whole purpose of Aloe Cadabra and why it was created. A lot of aloe vera gels out there include things like alcohol, coloring, parabens, and probably more.

It contains no parabens or glycerin. While the additives citric acid, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate have been documented as having the potential for negative health effects they only come into play in large doses. They are also all natural ingredients, not man-made chemicals, and I have not experienced any irritation or negative effects from use.

I have the Tahitian Vanilla scented version, Aloe Cadabra also comes in French Lavender and Natural/Unscented. The scent is definitely noticeable but not distracting or unappealing. For the most part it tastes and smells like aloe, so mildly plant-like, but again not distracting or unappealing. It is actually kind of nice, but that might be my inner hippie talking.

I also really enjoy the feel of this lubricant. It feels slick, is quite thick and really does feel quite natural both on the fingers and the vulva. Aloe is an anti-inflammatory and naturally soothes and heals skin making this lubricant especially wonderful should you have any sort of vulval irritation such as razor burn or anything equally unpleasant.

Since it doesn’t contain glycerin it’s not sticky in the least bit. It does absorb into the skin a little bit and does need to occasionally be reapplied, but much less frequently than some of the water-based lubes I’ve tried. Since it’s fairly thick it makes a wonderful anal lube, as long as you keep in mind that it will absorb into the skin a bit and use accordingly.

Overall I really love this lube, it feels great, tastes great, doesn’t get sticky, and is very body friendly. I wish I hadn’t lost it for all those months because I definitely would have been using it that entire time, and would probably need another bottle by now!

Much thanks to Live Well Brands for sending me Aloe Cadabra Tahitian Vanilla to review!

Product Specs

Name: Aloe Cadabra Tahitian Vanilla

Manufacturer: Live Well Brands / Aloe Cadabra

Type: Water-based Lubricant

Glycerin-free: Yes
Paraben-free: Yes

Organic: Mostly (95% organic aloe, organic vanilla essential oil)
Vegan: Yes

Ingredients: Aloe Vera gel*, xanthan, vanilla essential oil*, citric acid, potassium sorbate (food grade), sodium benzoate (food grade)
*indicates certified organic ingredient

Smell: Mostly like vanilla and aloe vera, so slightly plant-like but not at all unpleasant.
Taste: Again, like aloe vera, rather plant-like, not a strong taste at all, not unpleasant.
Sticky? Not at all! Not even a little bit!

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Review: Tenga Flip Hole

 

Unlike other Tenga products which are one-time-use-only masturbation sleeves the Flip Hole is designed to be reusable and easily cleaned. It is named, obviously, after how you clean it, by flipping it open to get at the sleeve inside.

The design of the Flip Hole is really quite brilliant. It’s basically split into two pieces: the main compartment made of plastic on the outside and thermoplastic rubber based silicone on the inside which is split in half so it can be opened and cleaned; and the outer U-shaped compartment that has grooves on either side which the main compartment slides into. The outer compartment can either be used to cover up the opening while storing, to hold the two hinged halves of the main compartment together, or as a stand for the main compartment while it is air drying.

The TPR Silicone can get tacky after cleaning and a light dusting of corn starch helps it along immensely. TPR Silicone is phthalate free but it is porous, so it can harbor bacteria. No sharing the toy without a condom.

The Flip Hole also comes with three lubricants, though they call them lotions: Real, Mild, and Wild. They are all fairly thick water-based lubricants. Onyx says he was unable to discern any real difference between the three during use, though Wild has a minty flavor to it. I’m not really sure how Real is supposed to be “realistic” feeling or how Mild is mild, but they’re supposed to be different somehow. Overall Onyx prefers to ignore the “lotions” included and use Sliquid H2O instead.

Onyx says that the sensation while using it is quite enjoyable and comparable to the other Tenga products. The Flip Hole is bulky, however, much bulkier than the other two disposable Tenga sleeves he’s tried, and because of that he liked it less than he thought he would. The circles on the front and back of the Flip Hole are made to rest your fingers on while using and you are able to adjust the suction and tightness of the sleeve by squeezing or loosening your grip, but this is not nearly as efficient or easy to use as the Squeeze Play.

As you can see in the image above, there is a lot going on inside of the Flip Hole, especially comparatively to the other disposable Tenga sleeves. Unfortunately, he says, despite the fancier insides it doesn’t really feel any better or worse than the others he has tried, it basically feels exactly the same.

The big upside of the Flip Hole is that it is reusable, it’s easy to clean, and if you take care of it you can have it for quite some time. Unfortunately Onyx says it’s just not as comfortable or easy to use as the disposable Tenga sleeves due to it’s bulky size.

Much thanks to Toy Demon for giving me the chance to review the Tenga Flip Hole.

Product Specs

Name: Flip Hole

Manufacturer: Tenga

Type: Jack Off Toy.

Material: ABS Plastic (outside) and TPR Silicone (inside).

Dimensions: 7 inches x 3 inches (diameter).

Lube: Water-based only, since it is a silicone blend there is the possibility that silicone-based lube will break down the chemical makeup of the toy and ruin it. Best to steer clear of it just in case.

Care and Feeding: See third image of the post. Open Flip Hole. Wash with soap and water or use an antibacterial toy cleaner. Allow to air dry on the outer compartment, or you can pat dry with a clean towel if you’re really impatient. If TPR Silicone is tacky to the touch give it a light dusting of corn starch. Store until you’re ready to use again.

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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: ID Moments

While I’m happy that some of the larger manufacturers like ID and Astroglide are now making glycerin- and parben-free lubricant, I was horribly disappointed with ID Moments specifically. This supposedly hypoallergenic lube has produced a burning sensation on my flesh every time I have used it. At first I thought it was a fluke, so I waited a few days and tried it again. Same result. I used other lubes within this time frame without any burning sensation, but every time I have used ID Moments it has not been pleasant.

While it is glycerin and paraben free it also includes fun ingredients like:
Propylene Glycol – better known as Antifreeze, classified as toxic in Canada, classified as an irritant, and linked to cancer and reproductive, brain, and nervous system issues.
Hexylene Glycol – classified as an irritant by the EU, linked to endocryne system disruption, and an immune system toxicant.
PEG-45M – classified as toxic in Canada, is a known irritant, and linked to cancer and reproductive problems.
Phenoxyethanol – classified as an irritant by the EU, restricted in Japan, and linked to cancer, organ issues, and brain and nervous system issues.

No wonder I was being irritated by this “hypoallergenic” lube! I don’t even understand how ID justifies classifying this as “hypoallergenic” when it includes known irritants and toxic chemicals. Unfortunately there is just not enough regulation on chemicals here in the US, and even less so in sexuality products.

Looking at other reviews of ID Moments it is clear to me that not everyone experienced this lube in the same way I did. Not everyone had a burning sensation on their vulva at first contact that was then made worse with friction. I was not the only one, however, so it’s also not just me. Perhaps my largely chemical-free lifestyle has made me even more sensitive to the nasty chemicals included in this lube.

Either way, however, I can’t in my right mind recommend this to anyone. If you’re looking for a good water-based body-friendly lube, go with Sliquid instead.

Much thanks to PinkCherry sex toys for sending me ID Moments to review. This bad review of ID Moments is in no way a reflection on the fantastic sex toy store PinkCherry.com (and no, they don’t make me say that), but it is a reflection on the company ID.

Product Specs

Name: Moments

Manufacturer: ID

Type: Water-based

Compatibility: Works with all toy types. Latex safe. Body safe.

Glycerin-free: Yes
Paraben-free: Yes

Organic: No
Vegan: Yes

Flavored: Sort of? Not marketed as such, though “flavor” is the last ingredient in the list. Huh?

Taste: Sickeningly sweet due to the ingredient sucrolose (Splenda), a strange almost alcohol-like aftertaste, unpleasant.
Smell: A little sweet, but not unpleasant.
Sticky: Not at all!

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30, Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-45M, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylendiamine, Sucrolose, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Flavor.

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Review: Whitehead Gag

I love gags, especially evil-looking ones that keep the mouth open rather than blocking it. I don’t know what it is, maybe the helplessness of it, the way it makes it difficult to swallow, the accessibility of the mouth while wearing the gag, or maybe for all of those reasons and more. I’ve been attracted to the look of dental gags for quite some time, but this is the first one I’ve actually acquired.

The Whitehead Gag really fits the bill for my gag fetish. It looks quite impressive during use while also being fairly comfortable to wear and easy to use. Most gags are easy to use, really, insert in mouth and go, but this one does have the added bonus of an adjustable size, so it can work on a variety of people, rather than the one-size-works-on-most gags.

It has two little ratchets (is that the right word? I’m not sure) on either side of the mouth, bars with little teeth which hook on to the bottom of the gag and control the height of it. The gag can be used anywhere from closed together to about two and a half inches apart. The main controls for opening or closing the gag are really quite simple: the ratchets as I mentioned are used to lock the gag in place and can be pulled together to close the gag; the levers on the side open the gag wider with an easy press of the fingers.

The only strange thing about this gag that I noticed when I received it is it doesn’t have a head strap or anything to secure the gag to the wearer’s face. This isn’t unusual for these dental-type gags, most places sell them without head straps, but it’s something to keep in mind and may be a deterrent to you. I was definitely surprised, I assumed it would come with a strap. Luckily you can use just about anything to keep it in place, just depends on your imagination, even a single band of elastic tied to either end would work well and would be cheap and easy to put together. I made a makeshift one out of some leather cord I had lying around and it works quite well. You can purchase the gag from other retailers with a head strap, but it is usually more expensive that way.

Since the gag is made out of metal (stainless steel) and the little dip in the front rests on the teeth you have to be very careful while wearing it or having someone else wear it. The wearer could do some damage to their teeth if you’re not careful.

Really every time I think about this gag I want to use it. This can be partially chalked up to my gag fetish, but I don’t feel that way about every gag, this one is just gorgeous/evil-looking, comfortable, and makes me feel all sorts of helpless when wearing it. I don’t know about you, but that’s definitely something I look for in a gag.

Much thanks to Kinky Medical for sending me the Whitehead Dental Gag to review!

Product Specs

Name: Whitehead Gag

Type: Mouth gag.

Material: Stainless Steel.

Dimensions: 6 inches wide x up to 2 1/4 inches high (or 5 inches wide x up to 2 inches high).

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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: Liberator Hipster


The Liberator Hipster

There are very few products which spice up my relationship more than when I get a new Liberator shape in the mail. This isn’t to say that my relationship doesn’t have spice already, I like to think it’s like a nice homemade curry powder with just the right amount of kick, but since each shape is unique they each require a lot of research. And by research I mean sex. And by sex I mean sex in as many positions and as many ways as possible that work with the new shape complete with lots of getting off. Unlike other products I review getting a new vibrator or dildo in the mail is not as exciting for Onyx as getting a new piece of sex furniture.

The Hipster shape from Liberator is quite similar to the Ramp (click to read my review for more info on the Ramp) which I already had when I received the Hipster in the mail. They are the same length and just slightly different in height (an inch or two) but the major difference between the two of them is their incline. The Ramp has a straight slope while Hipster has two very notable curves.

While these curves may not seem like much of a difference, they really are for a variety of reasons. The curves of Hipster are more comfortable for the body to conform to, or at least for my very curvy body to conform to. I find that my back is less strained while lying on the Hipster than on the Ramp, something I didn’t notice until I had both of them to compare against each other. While the Ramp is far more comfortable than shoving multiple pillows under you to get the same effect it also is less conforming than the Hipster. However, depending on your size this may or may not hold true for you, I could see the comparison being much different for smaller people.

I also generally think that the Hipster is easier to move and hold on to since it is slightly lighter and also generally easier to get a hold of. I’m not entirely sure why this is, perhaps because it is less stiff and rigid than the Ramp is, but in any case that’s what I’ve experienced.

It’s easier for me to lay on the Hipster on my back with my ass at the height of it and my head at the bottom as well. I feel less like I’m fighting gravity to keep me from sliding back toward my head like I do with the Ramp. I assume this is because my body is sinking comfortably into the curves of the Hipster while on the Ramp I’m just on the sharp incline that doesn’t have a whole lot of traction and doesn’t stop me from sliding down.

There’s also a magical position that can be achieved with the Hipster that is not nearly so easy with the Ramp. This is something you could do with a pillow or with the Whirl, and probably other shapes like the Cube though I can’t say for sure having not had the pleasure of experiencing either of these. This position is one that is shown on the Hipster page, basically the receptive partner has the high curve under hir01 hips, hir knees resting within the dip and hir legs are together (or very slightly parted) which, due to the curves of the Hipster, still gives the penetrative partner access. The penetrative partner essentially straddles the receptive partner and is able to thrust. While this isn’t really a super magical or new position to everyone (though it is to me) it is much easier to achieve with the Hipster than otherwise.

Of course, I’ve only mentioned a couple of the positions possible with the Hipster. There are many other options under the sun, but not having carnivalesq’s fantastic drawing skills I am going to leave those up to your imagination and the images on the Liberator page.

As much as I loved the Ramp I love the Hipster even more, something I didn’t think would be possible but Liberator just had to come out with something even better. While the Ramp has it’s own perks–interlocking with the Wedge for notable instance–the Hipster’s sexy curves really do make a big difference.

Big huge thanks to Liberator for sending me a Hipster to review!

Product Specs

Name: Hipster

Manufacturer: Liberator

Material: Champagne Foam inside, water-resistant nylon slip-cover, and washable Microfiber exterior cover.

Size: 24 inches wide x 33 inches long x 10 inches tall

Care: Unzip the microfiber cover, wash in cold water, tumble dry, zip back on. You can also wipe down the inner nylon cover if desired/needed.

Liberator Hipster

  1. This is not a spelling error I am purposefully using gender-neutral pronouns. []
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Review: Nexus O & O Max

A big thank you to Nexus for providing me with the O & O Max!

Product Specs

Name: O & O Max

Manufacturer: Nexus.

Material: 100% medical-grade silicone.

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

Type: Anal Toy/Butt Plug. Hands-free prostate stimulator.

Length: O: 3 3/4 inches (insertable) 8 inches (total end-to-end). O Max: 4 3/4 inches (insertable) 9 1/4 inches (end-to-end).
Width: O: 1 1/4 inches (diameter) 4 inches (around). O Max: 1 5/8 (diameter) 5 1/2 (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: 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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