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: 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: Entice Marilyn

Today up for review is one of my favorite *cough* types of toys, a rabbit vibrator.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that rabbits just don’t really work for me.  I try to keep an open mind with the Entice Marilyn.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Dual Simulator, Rabbit Vibrator
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Silicone
  • Size:  8.5″ total length; 5″ insert-able length; 1.25″ in diameter; Clit Arm – 2.25″ in length, 1″ in diameter
  • Price:  $44.99
  • Pros:  Soft silicone; Arm is flexible; Nice shape
  • Cons:  Too buzzy for my liking; Not very strong; Battery opperated
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you don’t mind a buzzier vibration

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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: 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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Review: Tantric Mantra

It’s been quite  awhile since I’ve posted a review, so I think I’ll just dive right in.  For the June Sexperts program, I received the Tantric Mantra to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Rabbit; Dual-stimulator
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  9.5″ total length; 4.5″ insert-able length; 1.25″ diameter; 2.75″ arm
  • Price:  $59.99
  • Pros:  Silicone; Shape is nice; Pretty control panel; Not a lint magnet
  • Cons:  Not very powerful; Very loud; Limited functions; Bit of a smell if you put it to your nose; Pearls are not on a track; Expensive for limited functions and noise level
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Recommended: No

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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

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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.

butterfly bliss

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: 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

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Review: Lia Dreamer

I’m a little slow on December’s Sexpert review, but for that month I received the Lia Dreamer 10 function vibrator to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: In-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  4.25” in total length; 3″ insert-able length; about 1″ in max diameter
  • Price:  $31.99
  • Pros:  Silicone; Easy to clean; Cute; Nice shape; Multiple functions
  • Cons:  Packaging; Weak
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you don’t need something really strong

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