2013 in Review

January 5th, 2014

This might be the third year in a row that I’ve posted a best of list. I figured I wouldn’t just do the wonderful toys but provide you with some of the strange and disappointing, too.  I’ll have to fudge the lines of “this year” a bit. I must have written last year’s a little early because there were two reviews in December 2012 that didn’t make it on the list. I waited until January for this post because I really wanted to get one last review in, so let’s start there.

D.1 stone dildo

D.1 stone dildo

I liked the design but expected the Ceramix Pleasure Pottery Dildo No. 4 to be a gimmick with its hollow inside for warm. But warming this dildo up far surpassed my expectations. It’s one of the few dildos that I’ve ever used twice, and I think that says a lot.

I’ve been pimping out the Jimmyjane Form 6 G3 all this year even though it was one of those reviews from late last year. The latest version if powerful, versatile and feels luxurious. It’s the first Jimmyjane vibe that I actually like. Maybe it won’t be the last. My review was on the EF, though, so I’ll probably get around to writing something up on OSAL for you to read.

The Delight by Fun Factory was actually my second. I swapped for one of the originals — the ones that came with a charging case — but never got around to using it. When I moved last year, I misplaced the cable. I wound up trying out the Delight for shape to see if I liked it, and I did like it so much that I purchased the new Click n Charge style. Not only do I love the magenta and black, but it fits my anatomy extremely well.

The Decor Stashe Pillow in Velvish Aubergine won’t get me off but it will hide everything that does and in style.

After using the D.1 stone dildo, I have to say that this blows every metal dildo I’ve ever used out of the water. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to use it and see myself using it frequently in the future.

Another new type of toy was the Stronic Eins Pulsator, which has made its way around many of these lists. It feels good. I just need to wash off all that lint, charge it and use it again (and again and again). This was also my first video review, you guys!

Finally, I cannot tell you how much I love my SHE AfterShave Oil. I could show you the nearly-empty bottle, though. I definitely need to purchase another one.

So, there’s the good.

How about the weird? Strange? Disappointing? Ridiculous?

  • Cat toy or vibrator?

    Cat toy or vibrator?

    The Sonic Revel Body. Cool tech, totally not going to get me off. And those attachments? WTF!

  • This costume from ILoveSexy just didn’t cut it. I mean, I kinda hate the cut.
  • The Revive Energy isn’t terrible but they needed to test the storage pouch, first. Now, mine looks like a sick leopard.
  • Ovo looked like a promising brand, but the kegel balls fucking hurt. The t1 didn’t hurt. It just sucked.
  • I got 2 Gigi 2s. I am giving both away. Meh.
  • I’m not sure that this UFO vibrator works for me.. or anyone.
  • The U Touch Down and U Touch Up just need.. to be better.
  • These “keyless cuffs” are so not practical.
  • This vibrator looks like a cat toy. Pretty sure the cat toy would get me off better.
  • Icicles 39 Handle Broken From Shaft

    Bummer..

    Why the fuck are companies still making these pieces of shit?

  • I’d rather fuck the actual Flash, and he’s my least favorite of the Justice League.
  • But, hey, at least it’s better than vibrating vaginal balls.
  • Minna Ola is the most overrated, over-hyped, overpriced piece of junk I’ve used.. until the Revel Sonic.
  • Remember when that glass dildo broke before I even had a chance to use it?

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The Most Disappointing Sex Toys I’ve Used

September 27th, 2013

Not all of the reviews that I write are positive, and I don’t make any apologies for that. I’ve used some great toys that just didn’t fit my anatomy, and many, many toys are beautiful, but just won’t cut it when it comes down to it. There’s almost nothing worse than drooling over a toy, especially an expensive one, and realizing that I hate it. But it’s worse for consumers like you, who spend your hard-earned money without the steep discounts that I get as a reviewer.

So let me help you avoid the same mistakes I’ve made by compiling this list of toys that I just can’t recommend; in fact, I don’t want you to have your heart broken just a little like mine was.

Vibrators

  • bbold-premium[1]I don’t know what the hell was the problem with my Mimi. Either it was defective, or everyone who liked it was batshit crazy. Now, I don’t want to insult all my readers, but we were not having the same experience at al. So I let my cat chew on my Mimi before trading it away. Just kidding. I can’t control those pussies.
  • I have disliked almost all of the Jimmyjane vibrators I’ve used, and the Form 2 was no exception. From weak, buzzy vibrations to breaking randomly, it as all bad.
  • There was so much buzz about the iRide. It wasn’t intended for human use at all.
  • Minna Ola uses technology that sounds so intriguing but is freakin’ frustrating to use in reality. I spend a bit of money on this G-spot vibrator, and now it’s sitting in a drawer.
  • Bbold Premium is gorgeous, and I’ve always liked BSwish as a company. However, almost all of the vibes — especially the rechargeable ones — are stupidly weak.

Try this instead: Form 6, Mona 2, Delight

Dildos

  • I haven’t liked a single toy from Tantus. I don’t understand it, but the Splish was among the worst. I should have paid more attention to the specs, yes, but there’s not a single reason for a dildo to be the size of a pinky finger like this was.
  • Tantus Delta was flexible as fuck. Eww.
  • And the Alumina Revolve? sort of pretty. Totally disappointing.
  • Don’t even get me started on the Pure Wand.
  • Icicles Number 39 was gorgeous. I think I could have loved if.. If it didn’t break before I even got to use it. I don’t want to say that you shouldn’t try Pipedreams glass, but this gives me serious misgivings about the entire line.

Icicles 39 Handle Broken From Shaft

Try this instead: Tex, Twist, 24K double pleasure, Fun Wand

Sensual/Massage

  • The Cake Body Butter smelled like shit. Well, not quite. It was rancid.
  • And Lelo’s massage candle smelled okay but was terrible when it came to massage.
  • Lelo Luna Beads were all hyped up. I don’t think that there’s any point to multiple weights in kegel balls.

Try this instead: K-balls, Pink Cupcake lotion, Shunga Apple massage oil, Contour M massage stone, Oil of Love: Raspberry Kiss,

Lingerie

  • Material Girl Fetish Fantasy dress was too small and unflattering in so many ways. The lack of adjust-ability was also terrible. It was pretty ridiculous.

Try this instead: Kissable Leopard babydoll, Sheer Pleasure Chemise, Raspberry fields babydoll 

BDSM

  • Sasha Pouch and GartersThe Touch of Fur rabbit flogger actually came apart when I used it. I sewed it back together by hand because I fuckin’ love the feel of it.
  • The Crystal Whip by liberator is attractive and versatile, but it’s also cheap quality wise. Rhinestones fell off. I think I superglued one back together.
  • Finally, the Sasha harness looked cool but didn’t fit in a flattering way. It was one of the biggest bummers ever.

Try this instead: Wartenberg wheel, Under the bed restraints,

What vibrators, dildos or lingerie have left you wanting more? What’s the biggest disappointment in your life and how much did it cost?

 

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This Week on Tumblr

July 12th, 2013

I spent Thursday through Sunday at a geek convention, so there wasn’t a lot of time to browse Tumblr. In fact, I didn’t hop on Tumblr until 24 hours after I got home. Gasp! However, there were a few gems to be found, starting with this creative image of someone’s favorite friend:

After attending a con that advertised “Costumes are not consent,” I was particularly struck by “16 ways to talk about consent.” Here’s slightly-more-than-half of those ways:

  1. “I like when you…”
  2. “How does this feel?”
  3. “Do you want to…?”
  4. “Show me what you like.”
  5. “Do you want to go further?”
  6. “Do you want to stop?”
  7. “Can I…?”
  8. “Does this feel good?”
  9. “Are you comfortable?”

I was a little confused by this article, in which the author discusses whether masturbation is healthy. The answer is, of course: duh!

I love the image that goes with this discussion on XOJane. Stop by and tell them what your favorite sex toy is.

You can win a Lelo Lyla 2 from Pleasure By Hush.

There’s also a review for the Stronic Zwei over on Bi Likes SciFi.

Finally, if you shell out $165, you’ll get this gorgeous dildo:

Doe

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This Week on Tumblr

June 20th, 2013

And this post about why boys will be boys is bullshit:

This is so brilliant. We learn things from socialization process. What our parents, friends and peers do, media and all. I think perhaps rape is because parents think boys will be boys, they bully, fight and destroy things, it’s their characteristics so they don’t bother to stop them. But it manifests in them, knowing or unknowingly, they will just think, because I’m a boy and boys tend to do these, so it doesn’t matter even if the girl hates it, says no, because I’m a boy.

Also, I want a sex toy like the one below. Sadly, it’s just a design concept.

Sex toy design concept

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Dildo: The Sex Toy Acclaimed World Wide, Now in Videos

February 25th, 2013

This guest post brought to you by World Nowadays, the trend of searching for porn videos has greatly increased. Even children have see porn, and they know the categories, too. Sex toys, of which dildos are now the most familiar, are used in all parts of the world. People use dildos to give more excitement and pleasure as it offers a more seductive feeling. So by viewing toys online, consumers can imagine these things in real life, and that’s the reason behind the popularity of sex toy videos. Some people are very much acquainted with dildos, but there are others without knowledge about using dildos in the most effective way. For them, viewing videos online and searching for sex toy videos by group is helpful to fulfill sexual desire.

DildoPeople use dildos with suction to increase the pleasure, but if someone doesn’t know how to use it, then these videos are really helpful to get to that stage of sexual pleasure. While seeing that a woman is riding above the dildo just like she might with a partner — without any support — can increase the viewer’s pleasure, the performers also receive pleasure from insertable sex toys. These videos offer a vantage into sexual desires and hands-free sex ride thanks to suction cup dildos.

Some dildos have a contoured head and bulges on the shaft. These all are safe to insert, and the person who uses a dildo can feel it while watching videos of playing with sex toys. Many high-quality dildos offer functional storage aside from pleasure, but for the person who is unfamiliar, dildos in videos is helpful. If you search for sex toy videos, then World Sex is one of the better site where you will find the high-quality porn videos from Anal to 69, amateur to mature, hand jobs to gay sex, group sex to dildos and toys among others. All are available there.

Inside world sex videos, you will find a variety of sex toys in use — by girls and guys who are all all having fun. Dildos are becoming more popular day by day, and not only that, but dildo or sex toy videos are gaining more visitors, too. Some people find these videos are the best ones to watch while masturbating, and on World Sex, you will find both short, between 4 and 5 minutes, as well as long videos. This site is popular among porn sites as this site contains sex toy videos featuring a variety of techniques. Just log on and watch sex toys videos on World Sex. Search by category to find motivation to go wild with your own dildo. You could surely have an erotic experience.

 

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Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set Giveaway

December 18th, 2012

I had wanted to do a Christmas themed giveaway, but this will be a stretch. Um, you hang pretty glass pieces on your tree, so you should put glass in your vagina? Yea, let’s go with that.

Theme aside, this is a cool giveaway. One lucky winner will walk away with not one but two glass dildos from Lovehoney’s Supersex collection.

Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set

One is a clear dildo, slick and smooth, with a series of bulges at one end and a contoured head at the other. This dildo has a relaxed “S” shape for G-spot stimulation. The other is a pink dildo that has two contoured heads and a line of bumps down the center. Whether you like texture or not, one of these is bound to work for you.

Neither dildo has a circumference greater than 1.36″, so either is a good option for the folks who like their toys smaller or are a little intimidated by glass. You can experiment with either end of each dildo to find your perfect combination.  Try ‘em hot or cold. Experiment with clitoral stimulation. Hell, you can insert them both at the same time if you want. I won’t stop you.

You’ll have to win them, first, so keep reading to find out how you can win this glass dildo pair from Lovehoney.

Glass Dildo Set Giveaway

Open to US and UK. 18+

First, visit Lovehoney and tell me something else you’d like from the site (Mandatory).

Then, rack up some extra entries using any of these methods (Leave a comment for every entry):

  • Leave a relevant/thoughtful comment on any other recent (three months or so) post. Leave a comment here with a link to your comment.
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway (once daily). For example: @adriana_r is giving away two glass dildos courtesy of Lovehoney. Visit of Sex and Love to enter http://wp.me/p2QUZD-1gK Ends 12/31
  • Like Of Sex and Love”on Facebook. Tell me your Facebook name in the comments.
  • Follow @Lovehoney_com on Twitter. You don’t have to but consider saying something nice to them to show your gratitude.
  • Stumble/like this post on StumbleUpon (you can find a handy Share/Save widget on every post page that allows you to submit this post to social bookmarking sites).
  • Blog about this giveaway, including a link directly to this post.
  • Subscribe to my feed via email. With my new FeedBurner URL, you can receive updates straight to your inbox. Comment with the email address you used on FeedBurner for this to count!

The giveaway will end on December 31st, and I will use a plug-in to randomly  generate a single winner. The winner will be contacted by me  via e-mail and Lovehoney will mail the prize directly to the winner. Of Sex and Love is not responsible for delivery.

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Mineral Depletion Results in RubyGlass Discontinuation of Some Dildos

July 3rd, 2012

I signed on to my email to see this message from RubyGlass21. The company will no longer produce glass toys that are pink, purple or red because the mineral that is used to create those appearance has been mined to extinction. Prices for the remainder of the mineral have skyrocketed, and, as such, so have glass dildo prices. Until a synthetic way to mimic the colors becomes available, RubyGlass will disconitnue the following products:

  • RG73003 Pink Nub Sinsation
  •  RG9136GB Purple Surf
  • RG26931C Purple Crank
  •  RG38001-5 ALL Ticklers
  • RG0003269 Pink Bulb
  •  RG999731 Purple Twist
  • RG91351GLL Pink Cupid
  • RG5403A Red BumBum
  • RG27002 Pink Perfect Body
  • RG22491A Red Claw
  • RG7488TDF Pink Sweetheart
  • RG51001 Ruby Love
  • RG31002 Pink Triple-
  • RG9135GLL Pink BubbleGum
  • RG30001 Red Blow Popp
  •   RG67001 Pretty in Pink
  • RG5104A Pink BumBum
  •  RG65002 Pink Star Dream
  • RG253941A Pink Hand
  • RG2692C Purple Crank
  • RG73002 Pink Sinsation
  • RG2121G Purple Glaze
  • RG834693 Pink Surf
  •  RG6969V Purple Good Vibe
  • RG5107A Purple BumBum
  •  RG1010TDF Purple Hestia
  • RG70002 Purple Glaze Love Baton
  • RG9136G Purple Smurf
  • RG65003 Purple Star Dream
  • RG78001W Purple Triple-X Drip
  • RG55001 Red Orgasmic Twirl
  • RG58001-2 Red Pleasure Wand and Duce

Furthermore, the following items will remain available but with a price increase, which brings them up to $25 – $50.

  • RG000124 Purple GumDrop $49.99
  • RG99374581HL Red Tasty Treat $49.99
  • RG836524HL Red Dream $49.99
  • RG99937458HL Red Candy Cane $49.99
  • RG79001 First Love $24.99
  • RG1239W Purple Hestia $49.99
  • RG000121 Pink GumDrop $49.99
  • RG9134GLL Red Cupid $39.99
  • RG54004 Red Poseidon $34.99
  • RG836525HL Clear Dream $34.99

According to company spokeswoman Cynthia, completed orders will process as normal, but no new dildos will be available. There’s no word, yet, if other sex toy manufacturers will follow a similar pattern. RubyGlass21 is a small dildo creator, unlike many of the larger companies that have dipped a toe in the glass dildo pond. Others may have the resources to continue providing toys like these to consumers or may choose to raise prices on any dildo that uses this depleted mineral.

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I Like It Hard

September 19th, 2011

I have no hard and fast rule about my sex toys. Penises are always better hard but sex toys? Eh, whatever. I love me some super soft Vixskin but I’m also a huge fan of glass. They’re all sorts of rock hard but not quite as unwieldy as metal toys. Great for temperature play and the rigidity makes it oh-so-easy to hit the right spot without a lot of pressure of effort. I’m kind of a lazy masturbator so I like that. Don’t judge me.

I bet I’d like stone, too, and I’ve been dying for a chance to try some wood before I die. That won’t happen any time soon, okay guys? But glass.. glass is beautiful. Glass is a work of freaking art and I literally own glass dildos that I want to display on the mantel.

Yea, life is pretty sweet.

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Pleasurists #94

September 8th, 2010


Slow Enough to Scream by wynnesome

Welcome to Pleasurists, a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days. For updates and information follow our RSS Feed and Twitter.

Did you miss Pleasurists #93? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists #95? Be sure to read our submission guidelines and then use our submission form and submit it before Sunday September 12th at 11:59pm PDT.

Want to win some swag? All you’ve got to do is enter.

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Editor
Scarlet Lotus St. Syr

Editor’s Pick

  • Cobra Libre by Dr. Ruthie
  • While I’ve seen a lot of great men’s masturbation toys, it’s become clear that, largely, they fall into two categories: full-penis-length stroking sleeves meant to enhance the usual jacking-off motions, or anal toys meant for prostate stimulation. That’s why the arrival of the Cobra Libre, Fun Factory’s new vibrating men’s toy meant for relaxing, luxuriating stimulation to the glans (the penis head) was extra exciting for me.

On to the reviews…

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Toys for Cocks

Lube, Massage Oil, Bath Stuff, & etc.

BDSM/Fetish

Adult Books/Games

Adult DVDs & Porn

Storage

Miscellaneous

Pleasurists adult product review round-up

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Pleasurists #92

August 25th, 2010


Abandoned Nude 4 by tiago13pereira

Welcome to Pleasurists, a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days. For updates and information follow our RSS Feed and Twitter.

Did you miss Pleasurists #91? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists #93? Be sure to read our submission guidelines and then use our submission form and submit it before Sunday August 29th at 11:59pm PDT.

Want to win some swag? All you’ve got to do is enter.

Editor’s Pick

  • Jackin’ Good Time by Sex Pistil
  • Trust me guys, once you go Jack Jelly, you will never want to go back. Its a non-oily, self warming lubricant, which feels like your very own precum. There are so many pros I don’t know where to start.

Editor
Scarlet Lotus St. Syr

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On to the reviews…

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Toys for Cocks

Lube, Massage Oil, Bath Stuff, & etc.

BDSM/Fetish

Adult Books/Games

Adult DVDs & Porn

Storage

Miscellaneous

Pleasurists adult product review round-up

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