Review: Maven

Ahh back again for another review.  Today I’m going to review something I tend to not review often, a realistic dildo, the Maven.  This is produced by Good Vibes as part of their Pleasure Works line.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie
  • Manufacturer:  Pleasure Works
  • Materials:  Silicone
  • Size:  7.75″ in length, 1.625″ diameter
  • Price:  $60.00
  • Pros:  Silicone; Harness compatible; Anal safe; Easy to clean; Nice size; Interesting texturing to the head
  • Cons:  Bit of drag; Too flexible for firm g-spot pleasure; Shaft isn’t textured
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: Amp It Up!

This month’s review for Cal Exotics Sexpert program is one of their new toys that is part of the Up! line.  It’s a traditional style vibrator called Amp It Up!

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie and/or out-it
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  ABS Plastic and Silicone
  • Size:  8″ in total length, 5.5″ insertable length; 1.25-1.5″ in diameter
  • Price:  $20.00
  • Pros:  Takes regular batteries;  Surprisingly strong; Interesting texture; On the deeper side; Multiple functions; Not too expensive
  • Cons:  A bit loud; Bit of a lint and hair maginet; A bit loud
  • Intensity: 4.5/5
  • Volume: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: Bear Things Maple Handle Flogger

This review is another that I’m well… way overdue on.  That being said, until recently I haven’t done much kink play with anyone so that makes it difficult to review a kinkier item.  That being said, today’s review is the Maple Handle Flogger made from Bear Things.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Flogger
  • Manufacturer:  Bear Things
  • Materials:  Maple and Suede
  • Size:  26″ total length; 8″ handle; 17″ falls
  • Price:  $60.00
  • Pros:  Super soft falls; Pretty color; Feels sensual; Can provide a bit of sting if desired
  • Cons:  Balance is a bit weird or the handle is too big for me; Not as thuddy as some floggers
  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you need a very light beginner flogger

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Review: Apollo Power Stroker

My fate when receiving male toys to review is that when I request them, I have a fairly regular partner, but by the time I get the item, I am no longer with that partner.  Such was the case with the Apollo Power Stroker from California Exotic Novelties.  Parts of this review, mostly the technical pieces, are my analysis of the toy, while the stuff in use is written by a friend that has helped me with other male item reviews on my site.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Male Stroker
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Includes:  Stroker, Regular end cap; Suction cup end cap
  • Materials:  ABS plastic and Jelly
  • Size:  8.5″ total length; 3.5″ deep; 2″ inner diameter; 1.75″ handle diameter; 3″ max diameter
  • Price:  $59.95
  • Pros:  Multiple speeds and settings; Tougher than expected;  Good internal texture; Not too bad to clean; Comes with suction cup
  • Cons:  Packaging isn’t impressive; Jelly material; Vibration isn’t that strong; Not deep enough for reviewer’s liking; Suction cup doesn’t add much, especially when it’s not long enough to thrust into
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: LELO Ora

Recently Lelo released one of their new products, the Ora.  They have been creating a lot of new versions of their original products lately, but I was excited, yet nervous, to try out the Ora.  I had experienced the Sasi that came out before I started reviewing, and wasn’t impressed.  I had also tried the Squeel and didn’t enjoy it either, so I was hoping the Ora would offer me a little more.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie; Oral sex simulator
  • Manufacturer:  Lelo
  • Includes:  Toy, charging cable, and storage bag
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  3″ diameter, 1.75″ wide to 1″ wide
  • Price:  $169
  • Pros:  Two modes of vibration; Multiple patterns;  Smooth silicone; Waterproof; Deeper vibration; Noticeable (but subtle) stimulation from the rotating ball
  • Cons:  On the loud side; A seam to pay attention to when cleaning;  could be bigger; Ball only has one speed; Can get very slippery with lube
  • Intensity: 4/5
  • Volume: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: Sinclair Organic Personal Lubricant

Again, as I’ve been behind, I’m slowly catching up on stuff.  Sinclair Institute sent me a few items to review, one of which is their new Sinclair Institute Organic Personal Lubricant that is USDA Organic.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Water-based lube
  • Manufacturer:  Sinclair Institute
  • Ingredients:  Water, Locust Bean Gum, Aloe Leaf Juice, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Powder, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Extract
  • Size:  4 oz
  • Price:  $18.95
  • Pros:  Long lasting; Goes a long way; No glycerin, paraben, or petrochemicals; Easy to use bottle; Organic and vegan
  • Cons:  A bit runny; Expensive for only 4 oz
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: Bound To Please Nipple Suckers

I really like the concept of nipple toys, but most have been disappointing.  I have a set of the squeeze nipple suckers that I like okay, but there’s a limited amount of suction you can get with them.  When I came across the Bound To Please Nipple Suckers, I had to have a pair.  It took a while, but I finally got my paws on a set to review from Good Vibrations.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Nipple toy
  • Manufacturer:  Kink Lab
  • Materials:  ABS Plastic
  • Size:  1.5″ in diameter; 3″ in length
  • Price:  $24.00
  • Pros:  Easy to adjust the suction; Can be used on places other than nipples; Clear cylinder to see the effects of the suction
  • Cons:  Little long; Difficulty sticking to larger breasts; Can be difficult to use on yourself
  • Overall Rating: 3.75/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: Scandal Control Cuffs

Up today for review is something a little kinkier than my usual fair, the Scandal Control Cuffs from the new Scandal line from California Exotic Novelties.  These cuffs are marked to be be used for dominance exertion, but they have another use that I’ll talk about later.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  BDSM – Cuffs; Position Aid
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Polyester (cuffs), Polypropylene (strap), Polyoxymethylene (buckle)
  • Size:  Cuffs – Up to 14″ in circumference; Strap 3-9″ between cuffs
  • Price:  $22.49
  • Pros:  Cuffs are adjustable; Very soft comfortable lining; Pretty material and design
  • Cons:  Not much of a “handle” to hold on to
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: Ultimate Lube Sampler from Lucky Bloke

I’ve been out of the game for a while and after CatalystCon… it’s well time to get back into reviewing.  I thought I’d start off with one of my favorite things to review, lube!  Today I’m going to tell you all about the Ultimate Lube Sampler from Lucky Bloke.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Silicone and water-based lube
  • Manufacturer:  Various
  • Includes:  12 randomly selected lube samples
  • Ingredients:  Depends on the lubes
  • Price:  $7.99 (usually $9.99)
  • Pros:  Wide range of good brands; Silicone, water-based, and hybrid lubes included
  • Cons:  Variance in what you might get
  • Overall Rating: something/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you are searching for that perfect lube

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Review: Posh 10-Function Pocket Pleaser

For June, Cal Exotics sent me the 10-Function Pocket Pleaser to review, a toy in their new Posh line.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie or out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  4″ in length; 1″ in diameter
  • Price:  $28.99
  • Pros:  Small; Discreet; Fairly quite; Silicone; Doesn’t collect a lot of lint;  Not too buzzy
  • Cons:  On the weaker side; Not sure of purpose
  • Intensity: 2.5/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you need a small travel vibe and cost isn’t an issue

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