The toys that made the grade in 2017

I’ve tried some new and wonderful stuff this year. I’d like to share with you readers the top five highlights that have entered my toy box during 2017.

  1. Doxy; (best overall vibrator)
  2. Satisfyer Next Generation Pro 2; (my favourite clitoral stimulator)
  3. Lovehoney Desire Rabbit; (the dual stimulator that ticks all my boxes)
  4. We-vibe Tango; (most powerful bullet/small vibrator).
  5. Dominix Deluxe Wooden Dildo with leather flogger; (most versatile toy and bondage must-have).

Why have I placed these toys in this list? Simply because they all make me orgasm, and usually within a relatively quick time.

A wand with more power than Harry Potter’s

The Doxy is a powerful wand, that blows me away with its ability to induce toe-curling climaxes at a pace that outlaps Seabiscuit. It’s probably just as well, as my poor achey wrists just won’t bear long sessions anymore. (Said achiness is not from wanking I will add, but from hefting my adorable toddler around and originally sustained through expressing breast milk for her after her premature birth).

As the Doxy’s head is so broad, it really is excellent for massaging general body pains as well as achieving masturbatory relief. The controls are easy to use and I like the fact that the buttons are so large. The ramping function is also useful as a tease. The only thing I’m not so keen on with the Doxy is it’s size and weight. Should I get the chance to try Doxy’s 3, then I think I will have found my original Doxy replacement!

Get your Doxy in the UK from Lovehoney for £89.99.

Included in the ‘Save 20% when you buy two vibrators’ offer!

In the USA / Canada, Betty’s Toy Box currently have the Doxy on offer for $109.99. To get yours in purple, click here!

If you don’t fancy purple, there’s black, pink or white!

Betty's Toy Box

Even Pro 2s can be improved

Satisfyer’s Pro 2 was pretty good, when I bought and reviewed it back in February. I was new to clitoral suction toys. I cannot justify regularly spending in excess of £60+ on a single toy. However, I was taken in by Satisfyer’s value in comparison to the expense of Womanizer’s range of toys.

Though the original Satisfyer Pro 2 did have its flaws, the Next Generation Pro 2 gave an already decent toy an amazing overhaul. The main improvements are the noise levels being reduced to about a tenth of the original volume, and the suction aperture being wider. Not only that but the intensity ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons mean you can actually edge play if you want to, rather than having the frustration of reaching climax too soon, before you really wish to. If you only try one clitoral suction toy, it may as well be the Next Generation Pro 2 from Satisfyer!

 

A rabbit named Desire

Lovehoney launched their Desire range in November 2015, with six luxury silicone rechargeable toys, each with it’s own storage case. I took the plunge earlier this year back in March and purchased the Desire Rabbit.

Many vibrator users complain that rabbits can be rather hit or miss. I’ve certainly found this to be true with some of the rabbits I’ve tried that either just feel too short in the shaft, or the ears are uncomfortable. Patterns can also be infuriating! With the Desire Rabbit, I feel like I’ve found the best compromise I’ve encountered so far in terms of the feel of the smooth silicone ears and the length of the shaft. The fact that it comes with its own storage case means it really does represent much better value than many of its rivals.

 

Current offer when you buy any two Desire luxury toys is the Fifty Shades Darker Couples kit worth £39.99!

 

 

Dances to it’s own tune

We-vibe’s Tango is the first rechargeable bullet I’ve had the joy of owning, and it is so much better than all the battery-powered bullets I’ve tried. The design of it’s flattened tip (like a lipstick) means that there is more direct contact with your vulva, which in my opinion can only be a good thing. The vibrations of the Tango are far more deep and rumbly than the shallow buzzier counterparts.

If you know you need clitoral stimulation to orgasm (which let’s face it, most people with a clitoris will say that climax via clitoral stimulation is the best way for them to cum) why bother wasting money on several cheaper bullets when you can just go straight for the best one?! If you’re not keen on patterns, then this bullet will suit you, as it has three continuous vibration settings in increasing speeds.

 

Twice the fun with one toy!

My final choice for the top five toys of this year is the stunning and dual functioning Dominix Deluxe Wooden Dildo with leather flogger. It’s so lightweight, and the dildo is satisfyingly girthy.

As a bondage toy, it really does hold its own, as you can deliver some sweet stings to your partner before giving them even more pleasure from the bulbed smooth wooden dildo. It’s a great value option as it is only £24.99 from Lovehoney, which is hard to beat (pun intended)!

 

So there you have my top five toys for the year. I hope 2018 brings as much fun and pleasure as this year has done!

 

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Fifty Shades Freed® Its Divine Beaded Glass Wand

As a collector of other Fifty Shades toys, I was interested to try one of the latest offerings from the E. L. James approved pleasure collection. I have previously reviewed the Drive Me Crazy glass wand from the original series of toys. It seems appropriate to test another glass toy and compare the two. Lovehoney kindly sent me the Fifty Shades Freed® It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand, in exchange for this review.

I eagerly opened the box to find not just one It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand, but two! The timing couldn’t have been better really, as the blog is shortly due to celebrate it’s first anniversary. What better than to host a giveaway to mark the occasion?! Christina at Lovehoney supports this idea, so the giveaway launched a week ago. If you’ve yet to see it, you can either find it here, or on my Twitter timeline (under my Pinned Tweet).

That’s enough preamble; onto the review! The packaging for the Fifty Shades Freed® range is as attractive as it has been for the previous collections. Each collection has it’s own colour-coordinated theming, and Freed is no different. The outer box is a dark purple evoking passion and embossed with rose gold typography. The inner box is a more robust affair, and is plain black with Fifty Shades Freed® embossing (once again) in rose gold. Lift the lid and inside the It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand sits in a plastic tray.  Under the tray are the obligatory satin storage pouch, in a deep plum along with instruction leaflet.

It’s Divine-ly sculpted

The Fifty Shades Freed® It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand is a classy looking dildo. When I look at it, the Sam Sparro song Black and Gold comes into my mind. The curved wand has five beaded ‘bulbs’ along its length. A sixth bulb functions as the handle. On the front of this, the logo is visible in gold. Notice the theme here?

Now, the more eagle-eyed among you have probably spotted that Lovehoney sell their own version of this wand. It’s slightly cheaper, so if you’re keen on a glass beaded dildo, then Lovehoney’s own is less expensive (*subject to promotional offers). The two dildos primarily differ in their circumference and length:

Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo: 

  • Circumference: 5.5 inches.
  • Insertable Length: 8 inches.
  • Length: 9 inches.

Fifty Shades Freed® It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand:

  • Circumference: 4.5 inches.
  • Insertable Length: 7 inches.
  • Length: 8 inches.

Personally I’m happy with slightly less girth, as it means I do not necessarily need to be fully ‘warmed up’ to accept the bulbs. The beauty of glass is that it glides so well on its own. If you produce enough of your own natural lubricant, then you won’t need to apply any. I am more than happy to use lubricant, and glass toys lend themselves to either water-based or silicone-based lubricants.

 

Verre is versatile

I like to use glass at its ambient temperature or slightly warm. The bulbs of the Fifty Shades Freed® Its Divine Beaded Glass Wand feel sublime when caressed over my labia and vulva. It’s a pleasure to relax into the moment as  the glass strokes my skin and  warms to my core temperature. As the beads enter my vagina, it reminds me why I like glass so much. The bulbous texture is so much more arousing than a uniformly phallic dildo. With the curve, the tapered tip hits my inner front wall, and I can thrust or rock to my content.

Not only is this dildo great for vaginal stimulation, but I imagine it would be pretty awesome for anal use too. I’ve just not had the time to test this myself, but seeing as the shaft is curved I do not see why anal use be procluded.

At the start of this review I mentioned that I’d compare the It’s Divine Wand to the Drive Me Crazy wand. I actually prefer the beads of the It’s Divine to the little nubs of the Drive Me Crazy. The reason why is that they are more filling and I like the gentle stretching sensation that each bulb provides. Moreover, I feel that the curve in the shaft and the tapering of the tip on the It’s Divine Wand are better for G-spot stimulation. Hence if you are new to the Fifty Shades collection and are looking to try glass, I’d say choose the It’s Divine over the Drive Me Crazy.

It’s Divine has a more tapered end making it better suited for G-spot play.

For those that want slightly more girth at a cheaper price you may be better off selecting the Lovehoney own brand dildo, but that’s a decision that lies with yourself. Cleaning the wand is really easy; simply use an antibacterial wipe or soap and water. Leave to dry or wipe dry with a lint-free cloth.

Where to buy

The Fifty Shades Freed It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand is available from Lovehoney for £34.99.

 

 

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Luv Bunny’s One Year Blogiversary: Win a Fifty Shades Freed It’s Divine Black Glass Beaded Dildo

My blog is turning one; like, where did that year go?  In the past year, I’ve found my ‘blogging voice’, added to my toy collection, and got to know some awesome people. I’ve made some mistakes along the way, and I sometimes feel out of my depth in the ‘blogosphere.’ But I have had help from some other lovely bloggers, and readers who have given their feedback and advice. 

My way of expressing my gratitude is via this giveaway. I’ve most probably glitched it somehow, but if you notice an issue please let me know! I’m a fan of the Fifty Shades range of toys, even if the films left a lot to be desired! Lovehoney has kindly provided me with two of their Fifty Shades Freed It’s Divine Black Glass beaded dildos. So I get to test and review one for you. Once I’ve reviewed it, I will link to the review from here. The other one is up for grabs! I love glass, as it’s fantastic for temperature play, and it can be used with various lubricants.

Terms of entry
  • The giveaway will run from the 16th November until the 16th of December, and is open to entrants in the UK only. 
  • The prize will be sent by me so you will need to be happy for me to have your postal address.
  • Winners must be 18 years or older.
  • The winner will be chosen at random by Gleam.  I will email the winner once they have been chosen.
  • If I don’t hear back from the winner within 48 hours, I will draw another winner.
  • Prize will be sent by First Class Royal Mail in discreet packaging. I will provide proof of postage.

Luv Bunny’s One Year Blogiversary Giveaway

And if you do not want to wait until the 16th December, then you can purchase your own Fifty Shades Freed Black Glass Beaded wand for £34.99 here!

Affiliate links are used in this post.

Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer

Suction dildo to make me Bounce, like Kelis’s single

The Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer packaging is, well, fun, with a picture of a bartender shaking a cocktail, on the outer sleeve. Inside is a gold box, containing the red phallus. The dildo itself is very striking; I love the red colour, and the wavy shaping. It does sound like a muffled maraca of sorts!

It jiggles, like a ‘muffled maraca!’

The suction cup isn’t the best; I tried wetting it and sticking it to the flat edge of my bathtub, and bouncing up and down, which lead to it coming unstuck a few times. I also tried it on the floor, and it became my own personal space hopper! That provided some amusement.

Although the suction cup is not very sticky, the silicone is adept enough at attracting lint, which isn’t ideal. However, this should not pose too much of a problem for me, seeing as I intend to store it in the box.

The feel of the jiggle balls rotating is very unique, and it feels very pleasurable hitting my front wall. It is very smooth, maybe a mere hint of some drag. The Jiggle Bouncer does lack texturing, which would be a great (and in some cases necessary) addition, to facilitate clitoral stimulation. This would enable awesome blended orgasms without the need for a bullet vibe or similar.

I really like the girth on this toy; filling enough without being too much of a stretch. I will have much fun hopping on this bad boy. Which is just as well, as this bunny likes to hop!

How does it rate?
  • Aesthetics = 9/10
  • Orgasm capability = 9/10
  • Ease of use = 10/10
  • Value = 8/10
  • Overall = 9/10

 

Where to buy

The Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer is available in black from Lovehoney for £69.99.

Lovehoney currently has a ‘free vibrator when you spend £100 on Fun Factory toys’ promotion!

In Canada / USA, Betty’s Toy Box stock the Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer in  three colour variants (black, red and pink) for $99.99.

 

 

 

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Are your sex toys toxic?

What was I thinking when I got *those* toys?

As a naive consumer a mere 3-4 years ago I bought a plethora of toys varying in their quality; in some cases, they were just plain dubious. I should not have bought them. I’ve also received items for testing. I agreed to test those items. Now I go through my collection of plain brown cardboard boxes (yes, I still have some of those!). And I find freaky looking things like:

  • A floppy penis extender, made from TPR.
Gross. I think I’d rather just stick with a standard real-life penis thanks.
  • A crystal jellies ribbed anal starter dildo, made from PVC. The bright pink colour is now faded, ugh. Even more worrying, the packaging says that the toy contains Sil-A-Gel formula, and I’m thinking Sil-A-WTF?! I will say more about this dubious component later, but safe to say, it doesn’t sit well with me. Pardon the pun, here!
Contains Sil-a-Gel, aka, whatthefuckisthisshit?
  • A tacky skinny purple G-spot vibe that takes 2 AAA batteries. It is made from TPR and ABS plastic. The insertable part is TPR.
I wish I hadn’t bothered testing this to be honest. Not the ‘First Time’ I have felt this way about a toy…
  • a ‘realistic’ 7-inch extra-girthy dildo, that resembles the cock of a non-green Hulk. Made from some rubbery feeling god-awful stuff. I didn’t keep the packaging so I’m not quite sure.
Those veins are just gross. And the cracks appearing where the glans bulges out make me think ugh!
  • Various ‘silicone’ vibrators that are manufactured in China so I am not sure they are actually pure silicone. A flame-test would ascertain whether they are bona-fide or not. I just haven’t gotten round to holding a match to any of these toys yet…

 

What is body-safe versus toxic anyway?

‘Body-safe’ materials include inert non-reactive components such as:

  • platinum-cured, medical-grade silicone.
  • Borosilicate glass.
  • Ceramic.
  • Metals such as aluminium and titanium.

Toys that contain TPR, PVC,  weird antibacterial additives (for example, Sil-A-Gel), generic ‘silicone’ and those pesky phthalates are NOT strictly body-safe. Despite the claims of the manufacturers! Because they also claim, that the items are sold as novelties only, and so any medical claims are unfounded.

Sex toys are not regulated by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration, MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) or other governing organisation. So this means that unstable or reactive components may be used in the manufacturing process. Take for example Phthalates. These are, according to the FDA:

a group of chemicals used in hundreds of products, such as toys, vinyl flooring, detergents, lubricating oils, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, blood bags and tubing, and personal care products, such as nail polish, hair sprays, aftershave lotions…

 

Say what?! Why would Phthalates be put into sex toys anyway?

Now if that didn’t already set off alarm bells in your head, (hello, putting a component of engine oil somewhere sensitive and that is a permeable entrance to the rest of your body), then maybe the following will! Dibutylphthalate (DBP) is a plasticiser that was used in nail polishes to reduce cracking. Dimethylphthalate (DMP) was used in hair sprays to help them form a flexible film on hair. The FDA say that these two phthalates are now rarely used. But that does not mean to say they are no longer used at all. Nor does it mean that other potentially harmful phthalates / other chemicals are not used in manufacturing.

Phthalates  have been used in toys because it helps them remain flexible and resistant to cracking. The bad news is that phthalates are not chemically bound to the plastics they’re added to, so they can ‘leach’ out. Which is why you are advised to take your microwave meal out of the plastic tray it was packaged in, before heating in the microwave. They are odourless, and the risk they pose to human health includes (but is not necessarily limited to) liver, kidney, lung and reproductive system damage.

The Guardian reported in 2015 that:

While phthalates are a huge class of chemicals and nowhere near every chemical in the class has been studied, several have been shown to have negative health impacts…Enough distinct phthalates have been studied to indicate that companies should proceed with caution when using any chemical in the phthalate class, particularly in products for pregnant women or young children, whom the research has indicated are the most vulnerable to the effects of phthalates.

Education for dildo-diddlers

This is scary reading. But I don’t wish to tell my readers what materials they should or should not use. I still *occasionally* (like once every six months) use products that contain things like parabens. These are the chemicals reported to increase cancer risk. They are “preservatives that have been identified as ‘estrogenic’ and disruptive of normal hormone function.” Parabens are found in a range of cosmetic items.

I mainly tell you this information so that you can consider what you are putting into your body when you indulge in a bit of self-love. That way, you can decide for yourself if you wish to forego the risks and jump into bed with your TPR / ‘Phthalate-free’ PVC dong.

What about Sil-A-Gel?

Before I forget, let me get back to that weird additive, Sil-a-Gel, which I have no idea of in terms of its chemical composition. Some Googling lead me to discover that this additive, that is supposedly anti-bacterial is a proprietary constituent made by Doc Johnson: 

Sil-A-Gel is “added into our material in the raw mixing phase so that the anti-bacterial agents are actually engrained into the product and will not wash away with use. Sil-A-Gel helps stop the spread of unwanted and potentially bad bacteria forming on your favorite products.”

If you look at the source of this extract, you will find it comes from Dangerous Lilly’s 2014 blog post on Sex Toy Material Guides. Her advice is to basically avoid any toy containing Sil-A-Gel. If you search further on her blog you will find out why. It caused irritation to sensitive parts on a sex-toy user.

Now I don’t know about you, but if I’m using a sex toy, I do not expect to feel unpleasant irritation. You may ask why I’ve held onto these toys for so long. I ask myself the same question. But then I remember, it’s so I can take them out periodically and remind myself why these toys are just plain yucky!

These toys will remain banished to a brown box, until sometime when I see fit to just toss them out. For now they are my sex toy ‘museum of horrors.’

 

Tantus Echo (-oh, oh oh!)

My second toy tested from my recent Tantus splurge, is the Midnight Purple Echo. It boasts 6 inches insertable length and 4.5 inches in girth. The Echo comes packaged in the standard Tantus-branded white and colour box. Also included is a 3-inch bullet, that can be inserted in the hole in the base, akin to the Vamp. This silicone delight is pretty firm in texture, though slightly squishier than the Vamp, and also less thick. It is more textured and less realistic looking in comparison to the Vamp, having 5 waved ridges along its length.

With bullet (included), and suction cup (sold separately)
Testing the suction cup

Having bought a suction cup to go with the Echo, I was keen to try it out in the shower. The suction cup did its job well, sticking to my tiled wall and holding the Echo in place. Despite trying to get well acquainted with this wavy purple appendage, it just didn’t seem to work for me in the shower; I couldn’t get the angling right. There were sadly no orgasmic reverberations going around my bathroom.

The bedroom held more success. Lying back on my bed I was able to thrust with the suction cup removed and my middle finger putting itself to use in the hole. Combined with the bullet on my clitoris, the Echo’s thrusting got me to orgasm reasonably quickly. Determined to try the suction cup again, I had some inspiration to use a freestanding mirror. I leaned said mirror against the wall next to my mirrored wardrobe. This gave me a great angle to gyrate to my g-spot’s content. Moreover, I had a cheeky side view and rear view of my derriere! If there’s anything to get me going while I’m testing a new toy, its my own little playtime show.

With suction cup inserted. Not the most ideal surface for sticking to, but it demonstrates the suction cup.

I was able to twerk to Sean Paul on Spotify whilst making the Echo work on my front inner wall. The resulting orgasm was the more satisfying as the standing position with the innovative angling technique meant I got to make use of that sucker (suction cup). The waved texture gave my inner walls something to bump and slide against, making it more pleasurable than the Vamp. As its narrower, it’ll probably be more suitable to people newer to dildos and, also provide more stimulation for anal play, though I have not used it anally at the time of testing.

Buying options:
  • Directly from Tantus – Get your hands on the Tantus Echo, in pearl white or midnight purple priced at $75.77, by clicking here. An orange version is also available for $55.77.
  • There is now a SuperSoft Echo, available in Purple Haze or Wine for $74.99.

I will be most grateful as they offer great commission!

 

 

 

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Dodil reshapeable Dildo

Redefining and redesigning the Dildo

After several rounds of communication with Richard Almgren, the designer of the Dodil reshapeable dildo (also the Head of Engineering at the company behind the morphing phallus), I was given the opportunity to test the Swedish-designed newcomer to the sex toy market.

The Dodil’s unique selling point and ‘tagline’ is that it provides “intimacy individualised.” Since it can be moulded into a shape you desire, you are ultimately able to engineer a toy that will fit your anatomy. Moreover the Dodil can be remoulded multiple times. So if you do not like what you create, no problemo; just heat it up in its own bespoke thermos and shape it into something you do like!
As a company, Dodil affirm that they are gender-neutral (hence why they chose the aquamarine colour I am guessing), and sex positive. I already like them! Not only this, but they supply products that are body-safe and eco-friendly; the Dodil has a 100% biodegradable inner core.
What I received from the Dodil

In my discreet plain package from Buildovations, I received the large sturdy aquamarine thermos flask, containing the Dodil itself, an instruction leaflet and a length of black plastic ‘twine.’ The flask is huge and before you shout ‘hooray, now I can keep a hot flask of coffee with me wherever I go!,’ be warned that it is only advised for use in heating the Dodil. I’m sorry to break it to you. But, nonetheless it will keep your Dodil safe from prying eyes and dust-free in your cupboard when it’s not being used.

The huge thermos, instruction leaflet and the black plastic ‘twine’ that can be used to help shape your Dodil.

As for the Dodil, it is a firm thick silicone ‘sausage’ shape, about 5.25 inches in circumference, and 7.5 inches length. There is a colour-coordinating ‘cap’ at one end (the base), that has the Dodil logo. This end is sticking upwards in the image of the Dodil in its flask, within the instructional leaflet. The black ‘twine’ is included to enable you to tie it around the Dodil shaft when shaping, so that you can create ‘bulbs’. In addition, you can bend the Dodil, and twist or pinch it to manipulate it to the form you wish to pleasure yourself with. It can be used vaginally or anally, though for anal use it needs to have a defined bend to prevent it from becoming sucked into the anus. For the purposes of this review I’ll be testing it vaginally.

One important instruction is not to stretch it to a length over 30cm. And also not to use any sharp implements when shaping the Dodil, that could damage the exterior or penetrate into the core. Oh, and definitely do not microwave the Dodil.

Instruction leaflet – comprehensive and notes what NOT to do with your Dodil to keep it at its best.
The fun part
In my initial attempt at heating the Dodil in its flask (did I say it was huge?!) I made the error of not putting enough boiling hot water in. Hence, after a 30 minute wait, I had a Dodil that was still solid in its upper two thirds, and mouldable only in its lower third. Ok, maybe it is obvious to some people that the flask needs to be full to completely submerge the Dodil, but it wasn’t so to me. Never mind; i just popped the phallus back in the flask, reboiled my kettle and filled the thermos. This time, after the 30 minute wait, I had a Dodil that was pretty much shapeable, save the uppermost tip (which is actually the base, as I mentioned above).
I then got to work with the twine, wrapping it around and squeezing the Dodil until it bulged in various places. To help it retain its new shape I held the Dodil under cold running water. Fairly soon, the core and outer surface became rigid once more. I was amused at my ‘creative’ attempt at fashioning my first customised dildo. Moreover, I was keen to see if it would do what I was hoping it would…get me off, of course!
My first creative attempt at ‘sex-shaping’ my own Dodil dildo!
The even *more* fun part!

After I’d marvelled at my creation, I decided it was time to see if the ‘proof is in the pudding,’ so to speak. I had tried to mould an angled bulbous end to target my G-spot. The lower part of the shaft was not necessarily well-considered nor crafted with much finesse, but it would serve as a good ‘handle’ portion of the Dodil.

After warming up with a clitoral vibrator, I lubed up my newly-crafted Dodil and eased it into my eager vagina. The angling of the ‘head’ seemed to work a treat at targeting my G-spot. And the girth of the bulbous end was fulfilling without being too much to bear. Thrusting the Dodil whilst using my vibrator on my clitoris soon lead to a climactic release, that was extremely pleasurable. The shape was retested on another separate occasion to see if the effect would be repeated (it was!). The silicone is very smooth and has a slight drag, though not excessive so as to be uncomfortable or make it a total ‘lint-magnet.’

After my play, I then decided it was time to remould my Dodil, to test its reshape-ability.

Back into the Thermos

The Dodil went back into its ‘mini-oven’ to heat and soften it so that it could be shaped into a new dildo. This time, I managed to get a perfectly soft Dodil in 30 minutes, and then remoulding took another 10-15 minutes. I did notice when manipulating it, that it does revert away from the shape you are trying to create. So you need to keep hold of it in the shape you desire, whilst it cools.

‘Cooking’ the Dodil

The Dodil can be held under cold water to help speed up firming and setting. Also, it is of note that the outer surface of the Dodil indents very easily when soft, so this could affect its aesthetic appearance in creating the ‘end product.’

For my next shape, I attempted what I feel resembles a ‘Dolphin.’ I’ve not yet tested this shape, but I will update this post when I have tried it.

Beautiful curves, although any design ‘imperfections’ will also be retained.
Final Thoughts and where to buy

I like the Dodil and the company’s stance in designing a gender-neutral, sex-positive toy that has multiple possibilities. It was fun to create new shapes, and even more fun testing them. The only down-side is the time it takes…45 minutes to craft a dildo is quite a long time if you live in a busy household with various distractions. Having said that, you can leave the Dodil to ‘incubate’ in the thermos whilst you get on with another task (most commonly laundry in my household!).

My feeling is that despite the novelty of being able to re-shape your Dodil, it will probably be best used by being moulded into a shape that works how you’d like it to. That way you will get the benefit of your own personalised sex toy for a longer duration. If / and when you get bored of it, you can always create a new design at that point in time.

The Dodil can be purchased for 79.00 Euros from the Dodil store.

They even include free worldwide ‘green’ shipping (climate neutral).  So you can be assured that in buying your new pleasure toy you are not having a detrimental impact on the environment; yay!

I’d like to extend my gratitude to Richard at The Dodil for sending me their reshapeable dildo to test. The views I write here are completely unbiased and honest. Affiliate links are included in this post; this means that if you click the link to purchase your Dodil I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance xx

Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection

I now own several items from the E. L. James approved Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection. In addition, I have a couple of items from the Fifty Shades Darker range of toys, including the Anastasia masquerade mask and the Adrenaline Spikes pinwheel. Both ranges of toys appeal to me, as they are classy in aesthetic appearance, whilst also being user-friendly. Moreover, they represent reasonable value for money. Below I describe some of my favourites from the Pleasure Collection.

 

Drive Me Crazy Glass Massage Wand

I bought the Fifty Shades of Grey Drive Me Crazy glass wand from Lovehoney when on offer with a free Charlie Tango vibrator, so I was really chuffed to get two classy toys for the price of one. I’ve used the wand on three consecutive days, and it is awesome. This is my first glass dildo, and hopefully the first of many.

Fifty Shades of Wand-erful

The design is impeccable, with the six nubs on the length providing sensual stimulation, whilst the head reaches my G-spot easily. The glass wand arrived in a gorgeous box, with a black silky draw string bag, which will do nicely for storing my growing collection of toys. I’m starting to feel sex-mad and insatiable a la Steele, the more I use it.

Six ‘nubs’ to delight, along the wand.

Get your Drive Me Crazy wand for £29.99, here.

The Fifty Shades of Grey Drive Me Crazy wand is currently in the 25% off when you buy two glass dildos promotion

 

Masks on Masquerade, Twin Pack

These masks were free with a costume purchase. They come in the black card Fifty Shades of Grey packaging I’ve come to know well, and love.

The masks are very striking in appearance, particularly the silver one; my favourite of the two. The build quality is good and both masks are rigid, with ribbon ties that seem attached well. There are quotations along the length of the silky ties, which adds a nice touch.

The fit is not bad, though being rigid they do feel quite hard on the bridge of the nose and brow bone for me. I wear glasses, so I’m not sure they would be very practical for me to wear out to a party. However they are perfectly fine for at home! Lovehoney are currently selling these masks for £19.99.

 

The Pinch Adjustable Nipple Clamps

These clamps were my first ever foray into nipple ‘pain-play’. The fact that they are silicone tipped and adjustable appealed to a newbie like me.

Squeezy does it!

They arrived in the sleek black Fifty Shades of Grey box, with a satin drawstring bag included. After a couple of practices they were easy to put onto my nipples, and I usually slide the adjuster about half-way to get the pressure I like without being too painful.

These nipple clamps add another dimension to my play time, so I am glad I tried them out. The Pinch adjustable nipple clamps are available from Lovehoney for only £14.99!

 

Sweet Sensation Bath Oil

The bottle is sleek and black, with the usual Fifty Shades theme. There is a little plastic stopper inside the lid to prevent any leaks in transit, which needs to be removed before you can open the silver top.

On first sniff, it doesn’t smell very strongly of the scents it claims to contain, and actually smelled a bit ‘oily’. However, once dropped into the bath under some warm running water, the notes of sandalwood hit my nose, and were subtle and pleasant.

Be careful not to use too much, as I did once in a moment of heavy-handedness. It will make the tub very slippery unless you have a bath mat, and could make getting in and out of the bath a dangerous procedure.

When used reasonably sparingly, it gives the skin a nice soft feel, without being too oily. Ideal for a relaxing dip, though I think the price tag is a bit expensive for what it is. I think when I buy bath products I prefer something more luxurious and exotic-looking such as the Champneys or Covent Garden ranges. But if you’re a fan of the FSoG range, you’ll love this nonetheless.

 

Hard Limits Restraints Kit

I got this kit free with a purchase from Lovehoney. The package is gorgeous and chic; a lovely outer box, with the usual FSoG styling and an attractive and useful inner storage box.

The set is easy to put together. The main piece goes under our mattress nicely, and can be hidden from prying eyes. The cuffs are comfortably padded, but that Velcro won’t give an inch, making you a captive audience for your lover’s attention and teasing!

Luxuriously padded cuffs and blindfold, neatly boxed too!

The blindfold is comfortable enough. I didn’t find it too tight though I have a smallish head. This bit of kit was an absolute treat, given that it was a freebie. It is a lot of fun to play with. We have taken it in turns being restrained and teased, leading to an explosive finale for him and I. Both of us will enjoy it for many play times!

Get your Hard Limits restraint kit from Lovehoney for £49.99!

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Wands – magical shafts of pleasure

Tracey Cox 10 Function Silicone Wand

This wand is the best battery-powered toy I own. I think it may be my favourite battery vibrator! It lives in my bedside cabinet, so it’s always at hand when I need an orgasmic release. More about the toy itself, it comes packaged in the black and pink Tracey Cox Supersex themed box. To be honest I didn’t bother keeping it in the box, I just use a satin drawstring bag for it.

It looks lovely and sleek, and the silicone feels soft and smooth. To operate, simply twist the base off, insert two AA batteries then replace the base. The single button is all there is to get you through the vibrator’s settings, but it pushes smoothly unlike some other similar vibrators. I usually just use the first three functions, which are the continuous vibrations in increasing speeds. I don’t really like the patterns. Despite using batteries, the Tracey Cox wand has decent power. I find the vibrations are more rumbly than buzzy.

Bottom line, this toy never fails to give me orgasms. I use it alone, or team it with a dildo for blended clitoral and G-spot stimulation. I cannot rate it highly enough, and even though my first one died, Lovehoney kindly replaced it and its successor is still my go-to toy!

To get your very own Tracey Cox ‘magic’ wand visit Lovehoney, where it can be purchased for £34.99.

 

Lovehoney Mains Powered Classic Wand Vibrator
   Lovehoney’s Mains Powered  Classic Wand is displayed on the right. It is a good contender for its Doxy rival, but it cannot beat it. Read the Doxy review to find out why!

 

I wanted this version rather than the white and purple Lovehoney one, as black just looks sexier to me. It comes in the standard pink and white Lovehoney box, with a clear plastic tray to contain it.

The power cord is a good length. Our socket at the foot of the bed is still within reach. Importantly, I read instructions before use, which is a must, as I found out you can only run the toy for a maximum of 15 minutes in a single session. Also, when you turn the mains on, the switch on the wand needs to be in the ‘Off’ position.

The click wheel is easy to use, and the power does ramp up quite quickly (as does the noise). You need to use copious lube with this wand, or it might chafe somewhat as the silicone is a little on the draggy side. I tried it out on my neck, shoulders and back, which felt good, after being in a bad posture whilst feeding the baby.

On more intimate areas, the wand really does get me going pretty quickly. Clitoral and labial stimulation is really nice, and I could orgasm fairly quickly. Teamed up with a G-spot vibe, I had spectacular blended orgasms that rolled on for several minutes and left me with abs that felt like they’d had a workout!

 

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Threeplay and Roleplay

A common fantasy for many couples is to invite a third person to play with them. But for a lot of couples the idea remains just that. There are several reasons why the fantasy may go unfulfilled. There may be trouble with identifying a suitable third party, whether they are male or female. It might be the case that the couple are concerned about damage to their relationship. Jealousy, feelings of inadequacy or guilt are possible outcomes of involving a third person in the bedroom. Then there are the details to think about; where should the play be instigated? In the couples’ home, in a hotel or in a ‘club’ environment? What will the third person be able to do with each partner of the couple, and how can play revolve around each person ‘equally’ so that no one feels overlooked?

Toys Toys Toys

One way of circumventing all these issues, is to use a toy instead of including a third person. A suction-cup dildo or strap-on harness secured to a piece of furniture can become the extra ‘male’ for a MMF scenario; this way the female in the couple gets to experience two orifices being filled at once. She can either have the dildo in her vagina, and thrust on it whilst performing oral sex on her partner, or she could experience double penetration, taking her partner’s penis in either her vagina or anus, whilst the toy is used in the other opening.

When it is time to ‘return the favour,’ and play out the FFM scenario, the male in the couple could either use a masturbator to stimulate his penis, whilst giving oral sex to his partner, or he could take a dildo in his anus during penetrative sex with his lover. Another variation is to have his partner ‘peg’ him (perform anal sex on him with a strap-on dildo or a strapless one such as a Realdoe or Feeldoe), whilst using a an oral sex simulator at the same time. Thus it seems a threesome could be easily turned into a reality, by using toys in the bedroom.

Role play fantasies

For other adventurous play, costumes can be worn and props can be included to create a ‘scene.’ For example, some common role-plays are:

  • teacher / student
  • nurse / patient
  • boss / employee
  • housewife / workman
  • two strangers in a bar.

Costumes can either be purchased ready-to-wear, or improvised with your own clothes. In most of the scenarios mentioned above, there is ‘Dominant and submissive’ interplay. One role-play I tried with Mr Bunny previously was that of the ‘sexy cop’ and defendant. I purchased the Music Legs cop costume (now discontinued), which consists of dress and belt, hat, truncheon, cuffs and cop’s badge.

Sexy Cop.jpg

The dress is good, though it definitely requires the belt to cinch in the waist. The hat was pleasing too, and made a handy makeshift ‘blindfold.’ The accessories were very cheap though; the baton felt like it would crush very easily, and the handcuffs were plastic and very flimsy. I did not bother with them, instead using the Lovehoney Tease Me set I already owned.

I got dressed up, complete with fishnet stockings and suspender belt, and wore my suede boots too. Mr Bunny grinned when he saw me. Though I soon wiped the cheekiness from his face as I made my ‘arrest,’ then interrogated him thoroughly. We then went on to enjoy some of the hottest sex we’d had in ages. He certainly was stimulated by his ‘arrest,’ while I enjoyed playing the bad cop!

Fun without costumes

It is not necessary to wear a costume, to partake in some Dominant / submissive interplay. Moreover, if you don’t feel comfortable playing a character, props such as ties and blindfolds can be an effective way for a Dominant to take control, while the submissive yields to their Master or Mistress. A nice beginners Tie and Tease set is available for a reasonable price.

By fulfilling our fantasies and enjoying a varied sex life, we enrich our relationships and improve intimacy. Besides, if something doesn’t work out quite how we envisaged, there are opportunities for laughing about it together, which also strengthens the bond between couples.

 

 

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