Review: Key Ceres G

Today’s review is another from the Key line from Jopen.  A while back I reviewed the Key Nyx when it first came out, but I wasn’t too impressed.  I had heard good things about the Comet, so I was hoping Ceres G would be more similar to that than the Nyx.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie or out-ie; Vibrator
  • Manufacturer:  Jopen
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  7.5″ total length; 5″ insertable length; 1.5″ maximum diameter
  • Price:  $62.99
  • Pros:  Very smooth silicone; No seams; Great shape; Works well for my g-spot;  Deeper vibrations; Strong for two AA’s
  • Cons:  Batteries are difficult to remove;  Added texture is difficult to feel; Not rechargeable
  • Intensity: 4.5/5
  • Volume: 3/5
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you don’t mind the price

Continue reading Review: Key Ceres G

Indiegogo Campaign: Ambrosia Vibe

A year or so ago, I was lucky enough to receive the X1 Orgasmatron to review.  If you didn’t know, Orgasmatronics, Inc has since released many other attachments for the Orgasmatron (which reviews of each will be coming this summer!).  However, this post isn’t here to talk about the X1 Orgasmatron or their attachments.  It’s to talk about Orgasmatronics, Inc Indidgogo Campaign.  Now usually, I don’t post about upcoming products.  I tend to stick to reviews, giveaways, and Dating Fails.  So why am I posting about it?  Well first because I’m a geek and I get excited over really cool uses of technology, especially when sex is involved.  And two because for as long as I can remember I have always wanted to have a real penis.  Now items like the Fun Factory Share and Tantus Feeldoe take strapons to another level but it still doesn’t give you much stimulation from stroking the shaft.  This is where the Ambrosia vibe should get you excited.

ambrosiaThe Ambrosia vibe responds to touch, pressure change to be exact.  There are no moving parts in the dildo itself but any touch, squeezing, sucking, or fucking transmits a pressure to a control box which then converts that to a vibration pattern in the bullet.  It is honestly one of the coolest vibrators I have seen since I started this blog.

Now, since this is on Indiegogo, you can’t buy it and get it next week.  The campaign is to help crowdfund the manufacturing cost.  Funding options start as low as $5 and range upwards of $5000 for those with really deep pockets.  But even for $5 you get something for it.  If you donate $5, you get a nifty LESS PANTS, MORE SCIENCE button.  The early bird special (to safe a lot on getting your hands on an Ambrosia Vibe) has sold out, but you can still get one.  Donate $149 and you will get the basic dildo, control box, bullet, and pressure tube.  Also, at other levels you can get stuff like autographed DVDs from Buck Angel and subscriptions to Courtney Trouble’s indiepornrevolution.

But I’m going to stop rambling about it now because they have a TON of information about the awesomeness of the Ambrosia Vibe on their Indiegogo page.  Go check it out, donate if you love it as much as me, and prepare yourself for awesome.  The campaign is already 62% funded (there are stretch goals so keep donating!) and it will end on July 17th.

You can also check out Orgasmatronics on Pintrest and Twitter to stay up to date!

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

Continue reading Review: Entice Marilyn

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

Continue reading Review: Posh 10-Function Pocket Pleaser

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: Sutera Elite – Blossom, Baily, & Blee

Today I’m reviewing a newer line of “Luxury” toys from Lovers Package, the Sutera Elite line that includes Blossom, Bailey, and Blee.  I am not sure why they all have “b” names, it kinda weirds me out and I’m not sure why.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie and/or out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  Sutera Toys
  • Materials:  Silicone and ABS Plastic
  • Size:  Blossom – 4.5″ in length, 1.25″ at the widest; Bailey – 7″ in length, 1.25″ at the widest; Blee – 6.5″ in length, 1-1.5″ in width
  • Price – Blossom:  $69.95
  • Price – Blee & Baily:  $79.95
  • Pros:  Soft material; Blossom has a nice shape
  • Cons:  Too expensive; Vibrations are not impressive; Likely not silicone
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: Blossom & Blee – 3/5; Bailey – 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 1.5/5
  • Recommended: No, the cost is not justified
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The packages

The packaging for all three of these toys is pretty much identical.  Each toy comes in its own very sturdy cardboard box with a clear plastic window in the front.  The front of the package says the toy name and a few of the features of the toy, which are slightly different for each toy.  The ends of the box has the cute little Sutera logo and the back lists the toy name and a short little description and personification of each toy.  The back also has the company information.    Other than the text, the only real difference in the packaging is the color of the design that wraps around the box and the logo and some of the text, which corresponds to the color of the toy.

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Blossom

I choose to review all three toys in one post because they are very similar with only some differences in size and shape.  All three are made from ABS plastic and what is labeled as silicone.  It is a very smooth and soft feeling material and has very little drag to it.  It also doesn’t collect lint or hair at all.  Each also seems to have a foam like material inside, except where the motor is, as they are quite squishy and flexible, though since Blossom is the smallest, it is not as squishy because the motor and control pad takes up most of the toy.  I do quite like the feel of the material, but they do have a bit of a rubbery scent to them, but only if it’s close to your face. I also tried flame testing them and the material was left a little discolored, but it did not catch on fire.  I also found that after using one of them internally once, that I had the same itchy sensation I get from latex exposure.  The lube is one that I have used frequently with no issue, but I also have not been able to re-create the feeling, so I am not sure.  Most likely they are a silicone blend, so I would recommend sticking with a water-based lube just to be safe.  For cleaning, you can use soap and water or toy cleaner, but I would not recommend submerging the toys, because they do not have an o-ring.  They are also decently easy to clean, though there is a seam between the plastic and the silicone that may require special attention or the use of an old tooth brush.  The Bailey also has some extra ripples on the back that you will have to pay a bit more attention too as well.

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Bailey

The shape and size is where each of the toys differ.  The Blossom is the smallest around 4.5″ in length and  1.25″ at it’s widest.  It narrows to a bit of a point and has a bump that dips down to the nose of the toy and on the back it is fairly flat and broad with a dip in it.  I found this toy better suited for clitroal stimulation, as it doesn’t have much length for inserting.  You can use the smaller point on the front or the broader back.  I did find that the dip in the back is a good resting place for your finger which kind of allows it to act as a vibrating finger extension.

The Bailey is what I would consider the g-spot toy of the line.  It comes in about 7″ in length and 1.25″ in diameter.  The front of the toy is a broad flat surface until it rounds out and curves up to a slight point.  The back has a broad head that comes to the point at the tip of the toy, with small ridge lines on the back.  I could not feel these when inserted  but looking at it kind of makes it look like the back of a cobra’s head.  For me, the Bailey just doesn’t work for g-spot stimulation.  The point is only slightly curved and much too small.  You could also use it for external clitoral stimulation with a slightly longer reach than the Blossom.

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Blee

The last of the line is Blee.  Blee is the traditional style vibrator of the bunch and comes in at 6.5″ long and tapers from 1.25″ to just under 1″.  It’s a straight style vibrator and it has a small amount of texture, but it is only for looks as I could not feel it at all.  There is nothing particularly exciting or interesting about the shape, but it would be well suited for someone that is looking for a slimmer toy.

Each toy runs on two AAA batteries and has the same control panel   There are two buttons, one that turns the toy on and the other that simply cycles through the settings.  The batteries are inserted into a slide off panel and there is no o-ring of any type, so I would not recommend submerging these toys, but I think it would be safe to say they are splash proof.  All three toys have the same vibration settings and, even though they are slightly varied in size, they all have the same vibration intensity.  On high, it’s still a medium level vibration at best, and more on the buzzy side which is about what I would expect for two AAA’s.  The vibrations in all three toys are also focused in the end, which is where it feels like the motor is located.  There are three levels of steady vibration and four patterns.  The vibrations are not overly impressive.  The toys are decently quite, they probably would not be heard through your average door, however the Bailey has a louder rattle to it.  I didn’t hear it so much when inserted it, but outside it is a deal louder than the other too, but it seems more like a defect than it’s desire.  There seems to be something loose and when you squeeze in the right spot it stops making the extra noise.  It also stops when it’s held upside down, which is kinda strange.

Overall, I am not fond of any of the Sutera Elite line.  The Blossom is probably my favorite, based on the shape, but the vibrations leave a little bit to be desired.  My biggest issue is the cost.  Blossom is the cheapest at $70 while the other two are $80.  For something with un-impressive vibration and runs on two AAA’s, that is waaaay to much.  They are marketed as luxury toys, but I do not think that they are silicone, or at least not completely silicone.  Given that, I would have to say pass on all three of these toys.

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

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: Jopen Vr1

The Jopen line isn’t as hot of a topic as it was a few months ago, but recently Jopen was kind enough to send me the Vr1 to review.  I’ve previously reviewed the Vr3 and Vr8 so I was really interested to see how the kegel style balls worked.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie, Kegel Exerciser
  • Manufacturer:  Jopen
  • Includes:  Vr1; Storage bag; Charger; Manual
  • Materials:  Silicone
  • Size:  6.5″ in total length; 3.5″ insert-able length; 1-1.25″ in diameter
  • Price:  $163.99
  • Pros:  Silicone; Water-proof; Rechargeable; Two modes; Exercise mode is interesting
  • Cons:  Packaging could be better; Exercise mode has a high learning curve and takes a lot of strength; Very pricey; A few seams to be wary of when cleaning; Vibrations are a bit weak and buzzy
  • Intensity: 2.5/5
  • Volume: 3/5
  • Overall Rating: 2.75/5
  • Recommended: Yes, if you can afford it and need an advaced kegel exerciser

Continue reading Review: Jopen Vr1

Review: My Fixation Couples Vibe & Panty

Many of you have probably seen this couple’s vibe around and I even gave one away last month.  And the horrible blogger than I’ve been, I haven’t been able to get my review up of said product.  For that, I apologize to founder and also a congratulation as this toy was nominated for the AVN Best Sex Toy for Couples award for 2012.  But now, onto the review of the My Fixation Couples Vibe & Panty.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Out-ie
  • Manufacturer: FixSation
  • Includes:  Couples Vibe, Panty Companion, Charger, Satin Storage Bag
  • Materials – Vibe: ABS Plastic
  • Materials – Panty:  80% Polyester, 20% Nylon
  • 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:  $99.00
  • Pros:  Rechargeable; Water-proof/splash-proof;  Stays in place;  Panty is comfortable
  • Cons:  Doesn’t work well with larger labia; A bit buzzy; May not be strong enough for some
  • Intensity: 4/5
  • Volume: 3.5/5 (2/5 muffled)
  • Overall Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

Continue reading Review: My Fixation Couples Vibe & Panty

Review: Papaya Tattoo

I was excited when Papaya Toys offered to send me one of their products.  I could pick from any of their four products so I went with the Tattoo.  I was mostly drawn to the cool design on the sides and wondered if you could actually feel it.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: In-ie and out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  Papaya Toys
  • Includes:  Vibrator and storage pouch
  • Materials:   Silicone
  • Size:  9” in total length; 5” insert-able; 1.25” – 1.5” in diameter
  • Price:  $80
  • Pros:  Awesome package and great for storage; Really stress the quality;  Easy to hold;  100% Silicone; Waterproof; Nice shape;  Tattoo can actually be felt;  Nice battery pack;  Vibrations should please most
  • Cons:   A bit expensive; Controls frustrated me a bit
  • Intensity:  3.5/5
  • Volume:  3.5-4/5
  • Overall Rating: 3.75/5
  • Recommended: Yes

Continue reading Review: Papaya Tattoo

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