Review: Trojan Fire & Ice Condoms

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a big big big fan of safe sex.  That includes both barrier and other reliable methods (aka, not pulling out).  So today I’m going to cover a product to help you enjoy your safe sex practice, Trojan Fire & Ice condoms.

The Run Down:

  • Manufacturer: Trojan
  • Materials: Latex
  • Count: 3 or 10
  • Price: $5.99 or $14.99
  • Pros: Reduces the risk of STI’s and pregnancy;  May help males last a bit longer; Pretty wrapper; Reservoir tip
  • Cons: Some people may have latex allergies; Very little added feeling for me; Unknown ingredients in the lubricant may cause allergic reactions or yeast infections; No studs or ribs; Horrible latex smell
  • Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Recommended: No

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Review: Tantus Throb

I’m thrilled to provide my first review for Vibrator.com!  There are a few brands that sell sex toys that I really wanted to get my hands on.  One of those is Tantus and they were kind enough to send me my first Tantus toy.  So what am I reviewing for you guys today?  The Tantus Throb.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: In-ie
  • Manufacture: Tantus
  • Material: Silicone
  • Size: 6″ long, 5 1/2″ insert-able and 1 1/4″ wide
  • Price: $38.00
  • Recommended Use: Use for anal or vaginal insertion
  • Pros: Very realistic looking with nice veins; 100% silicone; Easy to clean or sterilize; Soft and squishy; Non-intimidating; perfect size for me; Safe for anal play; Harness compatible
  • Cons: Box isn’t discreet
  • Overall Rating: 4.75/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Review: Tybo Calisto

It’s always exciting when a company contacts you and requests you review sex toys for them and MyPleasure was my first. The first product I’ll be reviewing from MyPleasure is the Tybo Callisto.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: In-ie and out-ie
  • Manufacturer: Tybo
  • Material: PVC and nickel plated aluminum
  • Size: 7″ long; 3 1/2″ insert-able; 3/4″ wide
  • Batteries: One AA
  • Price: $69.95
  • Recommended Use: Simultaneous clitoral, vaginal, g-spot, and anal stimulation
  • Pros: Very discreet packaging; Easy to clean; Can give triple stimulation; Cute display stand
  • Cons: Not enough instructions; Made from PVC which is not very body safe; Not good for people with nickel allergies; Too small for me; Rotating head pops out of joint easily; Very pricey
  • Intensity: 1.75/5
  • Volume: 1/5
  • Overall Rating: 1.75/5
  • Recommended: No

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Review: Tenga Egg Spider

Guest review time!  Well kind of at least.  Since I lack the proper male anatomy to fully test some toys, the good people at Good Vibrations sent a Tenga Egg to one of my good friends in Louisiana, we’ll call him Anon E. Mouse, to review for me!  Now some of the review will be written by me as well, I actually did buy one to play with several months back, but I’ll just be giving stats on the toy, such as material, cleaning, etc.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: Male jerk off sleeve
  • Manufacture: Tenga
  • Material: TPE/Elastomer
  • Size: 2 1/2″ long, 1 3/4″ wide
  • Price: $8.50
  • Recommended Use: Male masturbation, stimulator sleeve on a wand vibrator
  • Pros: Small and compact;  Travel friendly;  Cheap with a variety of texture;  Lube packet;  Easy to clean up; Good beginner male toy
  • Cons: Too small;  Kind of bland;  Doesn’t feel like actual penetration;  Looks funny when stretched;  Hard to hold if lube on outside
  • Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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Toy Care and Cleaning – Mini Vibra Tease

Today we’re going to have a lesson in toy care!  That way you don’t have to learn the hard way like I did.

First I’m going to talk about toy care, particularly in relation to the Mini Vibra Tease.  I was going to review it, but I decided that I didn’t get to play with it really to do a proper review.  I had purchased this item based on the recommendation of a friend; he told me that a vibrating butt plug would “turn my pussy into a vibrator” for my partner.  Taking his advice, I got this little baby, since I am not at all experienced with anal toys.  It’s a great starter anal toy, it has a flared base and is less than 5″ in total length with about 4″ of insertable length.  At it’s widest it measures barely over 1″ and only 1/4″ at the tip making it a good small toy for a beginner.  In addition to the toy itself, it has a opening to insert a bullet, that comes with it.  The bullet was quiet strong, I was impressed and it runs off 3 watch batteries and guess what?  The package comes with 6!  This toy is also made out of TPR which is moderate-high body safe and can be used with silicone or water-based lube.

The damanged toy

So, I’m sure you’re all wondering well what exactly happened.  Well it all comes down to how my toy was stored.  I have several toys and I knew that silicone toys you’re not supposed to let touch because they can cause the toys to degrade, but I did not know that other toy materials could have the same problem, so most of my toys I had shoved in a little travel bag and a make up bag.  A month or so after I got this plug, I shoved it on on top of my iVibe Rabbit, a jelly toy, and my Gina’s G-Spot Arouser, another TPR toy.  I’m not sure which toy caused the reaction but it caused my new little Vibro Tease to melt, yes melt.  I opened up my toy bag, and pulled out some stuff to find purplish goo all over several of my toys.  In this picture you can see the white along the edge of the toy, that’s from the napkin I wrapped it in to prevent it from ruining any more toys.

I'm meeeeelting

And here is the side, you can see the deep grooves where it really melted.  As far as the other toys, they weren’t damaged at all, just had to clean the goo off and they were perfectly okay.

So that being said, the moral of this lesson is to not let your toys touch.  Materials can react against similar materials and cause your toys to degrade and you don’t want that to happen.  Wrap your toys in bits of cloth, old scarves, etc, or find some small bags to stick each toy individually in.  If you’re not sure what you can store with your toy, it’s probably best to store them separately or check out EdenFantasys’s Toy Material Guide.  The material guide will tell you what type of lube you can use with what material as well as hygiene an maintenance.    I plan on trying to find some gift card bags at the Dollar Tree to put my toys in.  If you have any questions about toy materials please contact me and I can try to get you more information.

Next thing you need to do for your toys is clean them.  The material guide can aid you in any specific material, but most materials can be cleaned with mild soap and water or a toy cleaner or wipe.   Silicone toys can be boiled or even put in the dishwasher to be cleaned.  It is very important to clean your toys because bacteria can stick to them and lead to a bad infection, especially if toys are being used for anal and vaginal use, which I do not recommend using a single toy for both.  In addition, some toys are pours and will need to be cleaned throughly before another use.

That’s it for today, please remember to take care of your toys and  clean them properly.  As far as the damaged toy I have, well I’m going to be sending it to a toy recycling program and write another blog post on how my experience with that is.

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