Monday, May 30, 2011

Pleasurists #132





Condom Garters by trajedichampagne



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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tongue Dinger by Hott Products Unlimited Review

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The Tongue Dinger by Hott Products Unlimited is a vibrating tongue ring I purchased from this sex shop I trust.

The product is cheap and only costs about $5. It’s made of a cheap plastic case and is surrounded by what HottProducts Unlimited claims is medical grade silicone, but I highly doubt it. There’s a little loop (with tiny silicone “teeth” to keep it on your tongue) that is intended to go over your tongue so you can give a partner enhanced oral pleasure. The box “warns” that this “MAY CAUSE INTENSE SCREAMING ORGASMS!!! (yes it is in all caps with three exclamation points). The front of this itty bitty toy is covered bumpy thingies of different shapes and sizes that are intended for stimulating your partner.

[caption id="attachment_397" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="I ordered pink, but it's much lighter colored in person than it looked on the site."][/caption]

It claims to be waterproof, which I think is a down and outright lie. This doesn’t look like it should be submerged. It’s too damn cheap. The level of “waterproof-ness” this thing has is being able to hang out near a vagina or penis and surviving without sparks flying everywhere, meaning it can handle moisture from natural lubrication or getting wet under running water (like shower sex), but I you're a damn fool if you try taking this into a hot tub, pool, or any other place where it could be submerged.

It runs on two watch batteries, which are inserted inside of the plastic casing and come with the toy. It also has an on and off switch. It’s only supposed to give 40 minutes of “POWERFUL PLEASURE!” so I assume that the manufacturer expects this to be a one-time, or a few-times-use product. It clearly wasn’t created for sustainability. It reminds me of the type of “adult novelty products” that you find at Spencer’s. You know, the fake sex toys that are kinda shitty and at the back of a poorly-lit establishment. Bingo. One and the same.

To use it, slip the “silicone” ring of the toy onto your tongue, flip the switch and then flick your tongue over your partner's genitals, taint, or nipples. Wherever, just have fun with it. It is uncomfortable and very prone to slipping off. I have a small mouth so I have to hold my mouth at an awkward angle to keep it in place. I’ve also noticed that this thing inhibits the movement of my tongue. The best way to use it is to put it on my tongue and hold it in place under my tongue to keep it on and allow my tongue to have movement, but honestly, the easiest way to use this toy is to hold it in place, or put it on your fingers and go!

[caption id="attachment_399" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="See how awkward that looks? It's uncomfortable to keep my mouth open at that angle. Also, don' t mind that Monroe piercing jutting out of my face. The piercing healed enough so I finally have a stud that's rests closer to my face."][/caption]

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I personally don’t find the vibrations to be very strong, but then again, the toy isn't very loud either. I feel that it’s a cute little idea to spice things up, but it’s not a great toy. It’s pretty middle of the road. I like the feeling of a tongue, and I feel that this toy gets in the way of that, unless you happen to be wearing this on a finger which I happen to prefer. Also, since I'm pretty sure this isn't silicone, or at least pure silicone, don't share this with a bunch of people. It's you let everyone use it like the town bicycle, it's going to be a very unsanitary experience for all involved parties (unless you were the first to have it used on you). Blergh. I'm 100% sure you can't completely sterilize this vibe.

The Tongue Dinger has this nasty habit of picking up lint and hair, etc, so you should clean it directly before and after play. To clean it, remove the “silicone” and wash that only. This thing is too tiny to worry about the other plastic pieces, and due to its cheap construction, I’m sure that a finger or any moisture that happened to get into the internal casing would kill it automatically. The internal mechanisms are incredibly small and cheap. It’s so cheap that if you take it apart after just having it on for a few seconds, and then you open it up the internal case a few moments later, it has a burning smell. Yes, this toy can barely take the beating of being used for a few seconds!

[caption id="attachment_401" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="In pieces. Notice how tiny and easy to lose everything is. If you're changing the batteries, be sure to do so on a clean flat surface or you'll lose the itty bitty plastic switch deeming this bugger useless!"][/caption]

If you really like it, you can actually change the batteries, but since this wasn’t made to last, I’d be careful in doing so. First, peel off the “silicone” surrounding the plastic case. Next, carefully pop the two pieces of the plastic body, making sure to keep an eye on the tiny-ass switch that turns this thing on and off, because it is a separate piece. If you lose it, you just broke the toy (but I wouldn’t cry because you only spent $5 dollars on it). Then put in two watch batteries, pop the case back together with the switch in it’s proper place and put the “silicone” cover back.

Since I consider this to be a "mystery" material product (although I've read that this might be TPR silicone), be careful if you are putting lube on your partner. I'd suggest only water-based lubes (perhaps a flavored one, rowr!) because I don't think it's silicone, but I really don't know what it is for sure.
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Flexi Felix Anal Beads Review

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The Flexi Felix anal beads by Fun Factory (this charming German company) are undoubtedly the best anal beads I’ve ever seen. I got these for free from Babeland, this wonderful woman-friendly website that I happen to love. I’d always wanted to try them out because I happen to love anal and I thought these seemed cute and fun. Many anal beads I’ve seen have nylon cords and plastic beads. The nylon cord dealio always icked me out, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that these are 100% silicone!

[caption id="attachment_389" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="33 cm (11.81 in overall) and 24 cm (9.45 from neck to tail)"][/caption]

I lubed up and took them for a test run. I was surprised that I didn’t feel more of a sensation. I’ve never considered myself an anal expert since I’ve only penetrated myself anally on occasion with toys, but I found these beads to be too thin for me. It was something I hadn’t considered when I signed up for this toy, even though I’ve taken some girthy dildos anally. I suppose that I didn’t think there’d be much of a difference since I don’t indulge in anal play that often. I was wrong.

Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the beads, I don’t blame it on Flexi Felix. I just don’t think I’m a fan of anal beads since I generally like more girth. I think that these anal beads are perfect for someone who is new to anal or doesn't like a lot of girth. One of the things I did like about these beads is that they can be inserted and will stay in place during vaginal intercourse (which feels pretty great by the way).

I still can’t stress how much I liked the composition of these beads. The beads are graduated and increase slowly in size. I liked the fact that all of the beads are linked together and are fused into a silicone body since they seem much sturdier than many other anal beads I’ve come across.

The silicone gives the toy a nice elasticity which makes it easy to insert and take out, and the flared base makes this toy perfect.

[caption id="attachment_387" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Look at how bendy they are!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_388" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Makes for an interesting wrist piece, but not so good as a choker... I checked"][/caption]

There’s no way that this toy could become lodged in the anal tract since you can easily pull it out by those handy dandy eye sockets on Felix! I happened to also like the detailing that went so far as to include the antenna. When I first got Felix, I thought the toy was creepy as hell, but it’s begun to grow on me. As you can clearly see, I got the one in pink. It's also available in black or light blue.

I would suggest using a water based lubricant with this toy since it is for anal insertion. Remember to stay away from silicone-based lubes for silicone toys.

For cleaning your new non-porous, and easy to sterilize friend, all you have to do is either use a good anti-bacterial soap with hot water, take it for a ride in the dishwasher, or you could even boil this little guy (for just a few minutes, ideally 3-5, but it seems wrong to boil something with a face). I personally only use soap and water to clean my toys because I do not live by myself and I don’t think any roommates would be okay with knowing that I had stuck my anal beads in a pot of boiling water or the dishwasher, but hell I understand, I wouldn’t like it either. I don’t care that it can be sterilized, it’s just the thought behind it that bothers me.

A random fun fact: the anal beads do have the company name "Fun Factory" engraved on the back of Felix's head, but so long as they're sterile and no one looks up the other company products, this could probably pass for being a kid's toy because it certainly looks like one. Hell, even the name "Fun Factory" sounds like a friendly kid's toy company. Let's just hope that no kiddies pick up your anal beads and decide to play around in the sandbox with them.

If you're in the market for anal beads, I wholeheartedly suggest you try it with Felix. I can guarantee it'll be a pleasant experience.



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pleasurists #128




black magic woman 2 by mehmeturgut



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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kink Review: Star Impressions Slapper

The Star Impressions Paddle from Sportsheets is made of well-constructed leather and is ready for kink play. The spanker measures 12.5” in length overall. The slapping end measures 2” in width, the handle is 1.25” in width, and the end of the handle is 1 1/8”  in width. It's easy to use and would be ideal for kink play beginners and the more advanced crowd. You can buy the slapper at Eden Fantasys, a sex shop I trust.


The exterior leather is finished and polished to a high gloss, and stitched tightly around the handle. The interior sides of the leather are, however, unfinished. There is a metal loop that is present in the end of the handle, which makes it appropriate for hanging on a hook. You can easily use the nylon string that comes with the product to keep it hanging. The name of the company, “Sportsheets” is printed on both sides of the handle, as well on one side of the metal loop.

The end of the slapper is composed of three, un-sewn pieces that fan out after the securely sewn handle. The three pieces are flexible and composed of leather which sandwich a red piece of paper, which is likewise sewn into the handle. On one side of the slapper, there are three star cut-outs in the leather, which when administered to skin (with enough force) can leave a flush of red with pale stars.


If it happens to collect dust or dirt, simply clean it with a damp cloth and use a mild soap.


I’ve noticed that even with very light play, that the unfinished leather has begun fraying from within the star cut-outs.

I am currently without a play partner, so I mostly used this slapper on myself. It has a lovely biting sting. It is my first experience with a slapper, and it doesn’t feel the way that I expected. The slapper gives a biting jolt. It’s almost like a shock that sends titillating shivers everywhere. With a heavier hand and repeated slaps, it will leave welts red marks. I didn’t use it to the point of getting welts, because I don’t enjoy taking spanking to that level (on my end).

My gay, vanilla-oriented roomie was curious about the way it felt when I talked about it, so he actually asked me to smack his (jean-covered) bum with it. I gave him a lighter slap which had no affect on him, so he egged me on further. I smacked him harder and he commented, “Oh that does have a good bite to it. Nice.” Since we were mostly just goofing around, this wasn’t taken to any extreme kinky fantasy. We just happen to be very open with each other.

As a person who identifies as liking the idea of playing on both sides of the BDSM spectrum (*cough,* switching), I look forward to using this on a willing play partner, or having the pleasure of someone using it on me. I’m still at a point in my life that I don’t know as much about my sexuality as I’d like to. I’m under the impression that I’m not very submissive, but I am a pain slut. This spanker makes me crave a good spanking. Just think of all the fun you could have with this little number. I have a discipline fantasy in mind, *wink, wink.*
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