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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Follow Up Friday: My Fixation Couples Vibe & Panty

Over a year ago I reviewed a wearable vibe called the Fixation Couples Vibe.  It was an interesting toy but it didn’t quite work well for me and was a little too buzzy for my liking (check out my full review for more).  Since then, I hadn’t thought much about the toy and I recently pulled it out to pass on to a new home.  I decided I would mark sure it would still hold a charge only to be disappointed that it would not charge at all and was completely dead.  I contacted the company and was informed that the battery only has a shelf life of 1 year and that if it is not charged it will die and the warranty was expired so it would not be replaced.  I have never heard of a battery having a shelf life and it makes me want to go and check all of my toys that I don’t use often.  I also had no desire to pull it out and try it since the review, so that does show my actual interest and enjoyment of the toy.  However, it’s kinda of sad, the thought that the toy was not loved enough that it just died.

The New Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie
  • Material – Vibe:  ABS Plastic
  • Materials – Panty:  80% Polyester, 20% Nylo
  • Size – Vibe: 2″ wide; 2.5″ long; 0.75″ at the thickest
  • Size – Panty: S (2/4), M (6/8), L (10/12), XL (14/16), XXL (18/20)

  • Price:  $79.00
  • Original Pros:  Rechargeable; Water-proof/splash-proof;  Stays in place;  Panty is comfortable
  • New Pros:  Rechargeable; Water-proof/splash-proof; Panty is comfortable; Price has dropped
  • Originals Cons:  Doesn’t work well with larger labia; A bit buzzy; May not be strong enough for some
  • New Cons:  Doesn’t work well with larger bodies; A bit buzzy; Battery has a “shelf life”
  • Original Rating:  3.5/5
  • New Rating:  1/5
  • Recommended:  Maybe

If you are still interested, the version being sold is the generation two which is stated as being stronger and charges through USB.  It also has more modes that you can use.  You can still purchase the vibe as well as the panty and lingerie sets over at My Fixation.  If you still need help, don’t forget to check out my original review.

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: 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

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Review: The Breast Stimulator

I’ve always been intrigued by hands free nipple stimulation.  Vibrator.com was kind enough to send me The Breast Stimulator made by Nasstoys to try out.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie; Nipple Toy
  • Manufacturer:  Nasstoys
  • Materials:  Jelly and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  2.75″ in diameter, 0.5″ thick
  • Price:  $21.00
  • Pros:  Interesting concept
  • Cons:  Not silicone; Don’t stick without glue; Buzzy vibration; Don’t stimulate the nipple
  • Intensity: 2/5
  • Volume: 3/5
  • Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Recommended: No

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Review: Tantric Binding Love Hog-Tie

This month California Exotic Novelties sent out products with the them of 50 Shades of Grey.  I have not read the books, nor do I intend to.  I think the whole fuss over them is rather silly.  Anyways, this month I received the Tantic Binding Love Hog-Tie.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Restraint
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Includes:  Four elastic cuffs, o-ring with connectors
  • Materials:  35% Rubber, 65% Polyester
  • Size:  Wrist cuffs – 5.5″ circumference, 3″ wide; Ankle cuffs – 7″ circumference, 3″ wide; O-Ring – 1.5″ diameter, 7″ long
  • Price:  $34.99
  • Pros:  Cute
  • Cons:  Cuffs are too small; Seam sewn incorrectly in one; Seam is sharp and scratches
  • Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Recommended: No

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Review: Fetish Fantasy Red Hot Teddy Set

I felt in love with teddy style lingerie after I obtained my first one.  Since then, I keep getting more and more.  SheVibe was kind enough to send me the Red Hot Teddy, part of Pipedream’s Fetish Fantasy Lingerie line, to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Lingerie
  • Manufacturer:  Pipedreams
  • Includes:  Teddy; G-string; Collar and Cuffs
  • Materials:  Teddy – 90% Nylon, 10% Spandex; G-string – 100% Cotton
  • Size:  One size; Queen Size; Diva Size
  • Price:  $37.99
  • Pros:  Neat design on the box; Looks good on the model; Good for beginner bondage play
  • Cons:  Box is a bit large; Gives major wedgies; Not flattering on me; Collar and cuffs for decoration only
  • Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Recommended: No

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Review: Vivace Lace Teddy

I really love the look of teddy style lingerie.  I’m not sure why, I just think it looks hot.  I was excited when The Intimacy Book offered to send me the Vivace Lace Teddy to review.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Lingerie
  • Manufacturer:  Elegant Moments
  • Materials:  100% Nylon
  • Size:  One-size or Queen-size
  • Price:  $15.35 or $17.54
  • Pros:  Not too itchy; Inexpensive
  • Cons:  Not proportioned correctly for a “queen” size; Gives major wedgies; Not that flattering; Too tight around the neck
  • Overall Rating: 2.5/5
  • Recommended: No, unless you’re sure it’d be proportioned well on you

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Review: Dona Body Mist Lotion

Today I’m going to review a newer product out on the market that The Intimacy Book was kind enough to send me, the Dona Body Mist Lotion.  I was curious about this, since I had never heard of a “mist” lotion before.

The Run Down:

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Review: A Little Bit Naughty Chemise

Who doesn’t want to be a little bit naughty sometimes?  And some sexy red lingerie can be just what you need to feel naughty.  Today I’m reviewing the Little Bit Naughty Chemise from Eden Fantasys.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Sexy lingerie
  • Manufacturer:  DreamGirl
  • Includes:  Chemise, Thong, and Garters
  • Materials:  93% Polyamide, 7% Spandex
  • Size:  S, M, L, XL
  • Price:  $36.99
  • Pros:  Two types of materials; Looks nice on the model
  • Cons:  Has a seam on the back; Itchy; Too many straps to adjust (just annoying); Much too small (size charge on Eden Fantasy doesn’t list this particular size); No stockings included
  • Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Recommended: No

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