Follow Up Friday: Shunga Arousal Gel

I decided to do a follow up review for the Shunga Arousal Gel because I recently tossed my bottle in the trash.  Not because it got funky or anything but because I used it all.  The original review was posted September 2011, so yes, the little bottle has lasted me that long.  I used it fairly frequently too, but a tiny bit is all you really need.  It’s one of the few products I have actually used until it runs out.  Even when I’ve gotten other arousal gels to try, I still come back to this one.  I’m actually considering getting a new bottle of it.  *gasp* me paying real money for something is big news!

The New Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Pleasure Gels and Creas
  • Ingredients:  WaterGlycerinPropylene GlycolL-Arginine HCL, L-Ornithine HCL,  Hydroxyethylcellulose,Damiana ExtractPeppermint OilCapsicum O.R.Vitamin E
  • Size:  1 oz
  • Price:  $17.99
  • Original Pros:  Nice box and bottle; Comes with good pamphlets; Good texture; Nice stimulation
  • New Pros:  Subtle stimulation but good; Bottle lasts a long while; Good texture and doesn’t get sticky
  • Originals Cons:  A bit costly; Contains glycerin and L-Arginine; Could produce more stimulation
  • New Cons:  Bottle started to get gummy inside the cap; Contains glycerin and L-Arginine
  • Original Rating:  3/5
  • New Rating:  4/5
  • Recommended:  Yes

If you’re still not sure check out my original review.  The cheapest place I’ve found right now to buy it is over at Eden Fantasys.  Check out the Shunga Arousal Gel and other Shunga products there!

Review: Nick Hawk Keyless Cuffs

Slowly getting back into reviews… today I have this month’s review from the Cal Exotic Sexpert program.  They sent me one of the items from their new Nick Hawk Gigolo line, the Keyless Cuffs.  This line is based on a new hit series on Showtime called Gigolos.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Bondage
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Polyurethane; Nickel-Free Alloy Iron with Silver Plating
  • Size:  16.5″ total length; 5.5″ loop length
  • Price:  $24.99
  • Pros:  Look nice; Very adjustable; Easy to use and quick to remove; Decently strong built
  • Cons:  Pretty easy to get out of; Loop material has little give
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

Continue reading Review: Nick Hawk Keyless Cuffs

Review: Evi

Today I’m going to review a product that has been out for a while, but there still seems to be some debate around it, the Aneros Evi.  This is the first toy from Aneros marketed towards women and is intended to be a kegel exerciser.  Eden Fantasy was kind enough to send it to me to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Kegel exerciser; G-spot
  • Manufacturer:  Aneros
  • Materials:  Silicone
  • Size:  4-5″ total length (depending on how you measure); Bulb – 2.5″ in length, 1.5″ in diameter; Stemp – 1″ long and 0.5″ in diameter; Arm – 2.5″ in length, 0.75″ wide
  • Price:  $69.95
  • Pros:  Silky soft silicone; Doesn’t collect a lot of lint; Easy to clean; Shape works well for my g-spot
  • Cons:  A bit expensive; May be too firm for some; Shape may not work for some; Arm does not stimulate my clit
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you think the shape will work for you and don’t mind the price

Continue reading Review: Evi

Review: Muse Massager

Sometimes I like to try a toy just based on how it looks and the Muse Massager is definitely one of them. It has two little ears and little glowing eyes and eyebrows, how can I pass that up?  TabuToys was kind enough to send me one to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  NS Novelties
  • Includes:  Muse and charger
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  3.5″ in total length; 2″ in max diameter; Ears – 2″ in length, 0.5″ in diameter
  • Price:  $78.00
  • Pros:  Very cute with little light up eyebrows; Dual motors; Waterproof; Rechargeable; Very soft silicone; Sets up like a bopping bag
  • Cons:  On the weaker side; A little buzzy; Expensive
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended: Maybe, it’s a little expensive and buzzy but it is quite cute

Continue reading Review: Muse Massager

Review: Peek-a-Boo Garter Dress

I really enjoy lingerie and, while I have quite a collection, the selection of plus size lingerie is generally fairly limited.  PlayfulThreads.com however sells a wide range of plus size lingerie and were kind enough to send me the Peek-a-Boo Garter Dress to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Lingerie; Sexy Wear
  • Manufacturer:  Leg Avenue
  • Includes:
  • Materials:  80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
  • Size:  Queen Size
  • Price:  $29.94
  • Pros:  Neat cupless feature; Attached garter straps; Not itchy; Nice color
  • Cons:  No pasties, stockings, or underwear included; Garter straps cannot be removed; A little short on me
  • Overall Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

Continue reading Review: Peek-a-Boo Garter Dress

Review: Love Rider Butterfly Bliss

This month’s Sexpert review is one of the new products from the Love Rider line, the Love Rider Butterfly Bliss Complete Strap-On System.

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The package

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Strap-on; Vibrator; Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Silicone
  • Size:  Butterfly – 3.5″ in length, 3″ in width; Straps -20″ circumference thighs, 42″ circumference waist
  • Price:  $42.99
  • Pros:  Cute; Silicone; Adjustable straps
  • Cons:  Lint magnet; Difficult to clean;  Extremely buzzy; A tad pricey; Not plus sized
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Recommended: No, unless you really want a silicone strap-on vibrator that’s very buzzy
The butterfly and controller

The butterfly and controller

There is little to say about the packaging.  It comes in the white cardboard box that has an image of the product on the front.  The side has an image of the toy with bubbles pointing to the various features and the back lists the features in five different languages.

There are three main parts to the Butterfly Bliss, the straps, the controller, and the butterfly.  The butterfly is the main part of the toy that vibrators.  It is approximately 3.5″ in length and 3″ in width.  It has wings and little antenna and has nubs along the inside of the body that will be in contact with the vulva.  The material is silicone, but unlike some of the CalExotics silicone lately, it is a bit of a lint/fur magnet.  It is also a pain to clean, especially if you use some water-based lube.  The inside has the nubs that will need to be scrubbed and the back has many groves as part of the design.   Not only that, but the straps attach to the butterfly and they cannot be removed.  There are three sets of straps, two to go around each thigh and one around the waist.  The thigh straps are approximately 20″ in maximum circumference and the waist strap is about 42″ in maximum circumference.  The straps are a bit stretchy, so you can stretch them a bit, but unfortunately the thigh straps are too small for my thighs.  I had hoped I would be able to remove the straps and reattach them in different configurations  but they have notches that prevent you from pulling the straps out of the plastic adjusters.  I could get the waist strap to fit, but the thighs were much too tight.  I attempted to hook the thigh straps between the legs to the plastic adjusters in the back, but it did not stay properly.

butterfly bliss

The nubs on the inside (PITA)

The last part is the controller.  It is on a cord that is about 25.5″ long and the controller itself is 3″ and 1.75″.  There are two buttons, one that turns it on and the other that changes the speed and the patterns.  The back of the controller opens up to insert the two AAA’s.  There is an O-ring, but I would not risk completely submerging the toy, especially because it has the cord that does not seem that sealed.    There are 7 functions with 3 steady speeds and 4 pulsing and escalating patterns.  It’s a medium strong vibration, but they are extremely buzzy.  So much so that it was uncomfortable and very ticklish for me.

Overall, the Love Rider Butterfly Bliss just did not work for me.  The thigh straps were too tight and the vibrations were way too buzzy.  The first time I turned it on, I squealed and jumped and turned it right back off because of how buzzy it is.  If you have larger thighs or waist, you will not be able to comfortably use it as a strap-on vibrator.  In addition, it is also a lint magnet and a pain to clean because of the nubs, groves, and straps.  It’s also a tad on the expensive side.  however, if you are looking for a silicone strap-on vibrator and do not mind that it is buzzy, it would not be a bad addition.  I have seen no other strap-on vibrators like this that are silicone.

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*This review was sponsored by California Exotic Novelties, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

Review: Key Nyx

If you keep up with the world of sex toys, you may have seen that the makers of Jopen have released a few new “luxury lines” of sex toys.  One of them being Key.  EdenFantasys was kind enough to send me the new Key Nyx to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie; Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Includes:  Storage bag and vibrator
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  5″ in total length; 1″ in diameter
  • Price:  $49.99
  • Pros:  Storage bag is nice;  Silicone is very silky; Not a lint magnet; Requires little lube; Kinda cute; Neat emblem
  • Cons:  The packaging is kind of odd and not discreet; Weak vibrations; Pain to clean
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 1.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 2.5/5
  • Recommended: No, because of the price

Continue reading Review: Key Nyx

Review: Crazy Girl Oral Sex Gel

I’ve seen the Crazy Girl line of products for quite a while and have been wanting to get my hand on them.  Erotic Toy Town was kind enough to send me the Crazy Girl Oral Sex Gel in the cotton candy flavor.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Flavored lube; Oral sex aid
  • Manufacturer:  Classic Erotica
  • Ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Honey Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, PEG-45M, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Saccharin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Diazoldinyl Urea, Sodium Benzoate, Flavor, Red 33, Yellow 6
  • Size:  2.2 fl oz
  • Price:  $15.99
  • Pros:  Cute packaging; Nice pump top bottle; Decent flavor
  • Cons:  Slight aftertaste; Doesn’t “enhance sensation”; Small bottle
  • Overall Rating: something/5
  • Recommended: Yes

Continue reading Review: Crazy Girl Oral Sex Gel

Review: Maia Marcia Automatic Vaginal Balls

I’m a sucker for a unique toy, or at least one with a feature that I haven’t see anywhere before.  TabuToys.com was kind enough to send me a unique item from a newer company Maia, the Marcia Automatic Vaginal Balls.  What makes these so unique   Well they actually have a light sensor in them, that I will tell you more about later.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie; Kegel Excercisor
  • Manufacturer:  Maia
  • Includes:  Vaginal Balls and Storage Bag
  • Materials:  TPR and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  5.5″ in length; 1.5″ in diameter
  • Price:  $36.00
  • Pros:  Decent packaging; Comes with a storage bag; Interesting techy feature of the light sensor
  • Cons:  TPR; Very long for kegel balls; Good bit of drag; Buzzy and slightly weak vibration; Only has the sensor setting or off; Lots of creases to clean; Takes N size batteries
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 2.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 1.5/5
  • Recommended: No, unless you like a very large kegel exercisor

Continue reading Review: Maia Marcia Automatic Vaginal Balls

Review: Luxe Euphoria

This month’s Sexpert review is part of the LUXE silicone line, the LUXE Euphoria.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  ABS Plastic and Silicone
  • Size:  5″ in total length; 2″ at the widest
  • Price:  $39.99
  • Pros:  Cute; Nice silicone; Nice shape; Very quite
  • Cons:  Rather weak; A tad buzzy
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 1.75/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you don’t mind weaker vibrations

Continue reading Review: Luxe Euphoria

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