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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Fun Factory Stronic Drei

I’ve tried and tested a couple of Fun Factory toys; (please see my posts on the Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer and the Amorino Rabbit, if you are interested in other toys by the company). As the Stronic Drei is an expensive toy I had not felt compelled to purchase it until I recently came across  Orgasmic’s Fun Factory sale. I knew it was a ‘pulsator’ rather than ‘just a vibrator’ so it seemed to offer something different from my usual toys. Additionally, the textured grooves and curved tip appealed to me as I enjoy some G-spot stimulation along with an internal massage. I had seen favourable reviews for it on other retailer’s websites, as well as on Orgasmic’s site. I figured I’d jump at the chance to own the Drei for a snip of its usual selling price.

Firstly, the Drei arrived in a discreet plain box from Orgasmic. Thumbs up. The Fun Factory packaging consists of a black outer sleeve showing the Drei in all its bold colourful glory on one side. The other side features a couple embracing with the female of the couple scratching her male lover’s back, ouch! I find the outer sleeve a bit too ‘in-your-face’ for my personal taste. The golden slim-line box that houses the Drei and its magnetic charger, plus instruction leaflets is much more tasteful. It simply has the Fun Factory logo on it.

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Click ‘n charge

As for getting the Drei ready to use, charging is simple via the magnetic USB ‘click ‘n charge’ cable. You just have to wait 16 hours…oh. Whilst waiting for it to charge I looked at the Drei, giving it my scrutiny. It is a hefty toy! Perhaps best to make sure you don’t try using it if you feel overly tired or have aching arms. It will only compound these issues. The silicone has a lot of drag. I mean a lot, so considering its girth, it will need considerable lubricant (not silicone-based).

In terms of functions, there are three buttons on the handle; the red FUN button that gets the toy started, the plus button (+) and minus button (-) which cycle through the programs. The buttons also operate a key lock system, so you can be assured your Drei won’t pulse to life during transit and waste that long-awaited charge. To lock the keys press and hold the FUN and (-) buttons for half a second. To unlock, press and hold the FUN and (+) buttons for half a second.

About the pulsation modes

The Drei can be used vaginally or anally, as it has a flared based. I’m only intending to use it vaginally though. For the purpose of this review it will only be tested in this way. It should NOT be used whilst it is connected to the magnetic charger (duh!), and it can be harmful to pacemaker wearers. In terms of its functions, it certainly puts some fun into the word function. There are 10 modes; 3 of which are ‘algorithmic’, 4 are ‘constant’ and the remaining 3 are ‘dynamic’. To switch on, press the FUN button to get the ‘Perfect Start’ constant setting. From here, you can press the (-) button once, twice or three times to cycle through the algorithmic modes; ‘Rattle’, ‘Gallop’ and ‘Dirty Dancing.’

Pressing the (+) button three times takes you back to the ‘Perfect Start.’ Alternatively, just press FUN to switch off, then switch it back on again. To cycle through the ‘constant’ modes (which increase in intensity) simply press the (+) button once to get to ‘Samba’, twice to get to ‘Rumble’ or three times to get to ‘Quicky.’ Continuing to press the (+) button another three sequential times will take you through the ‘dynamic’ modes; ‘Roller Ball,’ ‘Vienna Waltz’ and ‘Rumba.’ This probably sounds a lot more complicated than it is…cue picture!

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The algorithmic modes as described in the manual
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The constant and dynamic modes as described in the manual
Does the Stronic Drei get me wet?

Now its time to actually review this toy! On pressing the FUN button it actually makes my arm shake, and it does need plenty of lube to insert it, otherwise the silicone drags too much and it feels uncomfortable. Going through the patterns was fun for the novelty factor, but I can honestly say in nearly 20 minutes of play time with the Drei, they did not really feel ‘effective’ in getting me aroused and making me climax. The pulsing action caused my flesh to ‘wobble’ but internally it didn’t really do an awful lot for me. The tip didn’t seem to stimulate my G-spot very well, no matter how far the shaft was inserted. The flared base did not reach my clitoris whatsoever, so for clitoral stimulation (which I need to orgasm) I had to use my trusty battery powered wand.

And the pulsing, though a new experience, was nothing like the action of ‘proper sex;’ it was more a shake and rattling sensation on my lady parts which just bemused me and left me feeling frustrated. The textured grooves gave some degree of massage but not enough to write home about, and they seemed to serve better at trapping lubricant and body fluids. Cleaning was not too laborious- just wash in warm soapy water or with a sex toy cleaner, then leave to air-dry. Do not dry it with a cloth / towel or anything else, as the silicone is a lint-magnet!

Eins, Zwei, Drei, is this a toy I should buy?

So what did I like about this toy? The magnetic ‘click ‘n charge’ feature I like a lot. Just not the 16 hours charging time. The pulsing is nice if you want a sex toy that does the ‘work’ for you, but don’t expect a ‘sex machine’ because it ain’t that at all! I found the constant patterns, the ‘Rattle’ algorithmic mode, and the ‘Rumba’ Dynamic mode to be my preferable functions.

How do I rate it? Scores on the Drei are:

  • Usability = 8/10
  • Novelty = 8/10
  • Orgasm capability = 6/10
  • Value for money (based on RRP) = 5/10
  • overall = 7/10

 

Buy your Fun Factory Stronic Drei here!

To buy your Fun Factory Stronic Drei in the UK, visit Lovehoney. The pulsator is available in hot pink for £139.99.

Currently the Stronic Drei is in Lovehoney’s ‘20% off when you buy any two vibrators‘ promotion.

 

In Canada, and USA  you can purchase the Stronic Drei for $189.99 from Betty’s Toy Box. Available in blue or hot pink.

Betty's Toy Box

 

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E-Stim Systems ElectroPebble® XPE Pack

After trying various battery-operated / rechargeable vibrators I thought about experiencing electro-stimulation. As I’d never used any electro-play equipment before, I asked the blogging community for recommendations. Tweets from the lovely host at www.thebrunettereviews.com and Mick from E-Stim Systems lead to my deciding on approaching E-Stim.

Mick told me more about their power boxes and connectable electro-play devices. He kindly agreed to my testing the ElectroPebble® XPE pack, in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

***Safety notice***

As this is an electrical device, it goes without saying there are some safety precautions to consider before buying and using the ElectroPebble® and its electrodes. Do not connect the E-Stim ElectroPebble® to any location above the waist. This includes connection across both arms; (these are above the waist). Never connect across the heart, chest, neck or head. Do not use the ElectroPebble® if you have a pacemaker or are pregnant.

 

Receipt of my new ElectroPebble®  XPE pack

I received my ElectroPebble®  XPE pack in a plain, discreetly labelled box. Delivery was tracked so I knew the day I could expect to receive my new pack. I also received a tube of the E-Stim Systems Electrogel, though this has not been tested in this review. The reason being, that it seemed to be similar in terms of its ingredients to a water-based lubricant I’m already using. I am not a fan of having too many products open at once; I would rather use one up before opening a new one. This means that I can test the Electrogel at a later date, and link to a review for it from here.

If in any doubt as to whether the lubricant you are using is compatible then refer to E-Stim Systems guidelines. Suffice to say, water-based lubricants should be OK as long as they don’t have too many extra additives. These could potentially damage the electrodes or interfere with the electrostimulation itself. Avoid silicone-based lubricants, as they contain too many chemicals and aren’t conducive.

The sturdy case is wrapped in plastic, and the contents inside are all sealed in plastic wrappers so you can be assured they are completely brand new.

What is included in the E-Stim Systems ElectroPebble® XPE Pack?

The contents of the hard case, lined with foam are as follows:

  • The ElectroPebble® power box.
  • Two connection cables (2mm/TENS).
  • A set of electro pads (self-adhesive and reusable).
  • 9V PP3 battery.
  • Quick Start Guide and Guarantee Registration Card.
  • Instruction Manual.
  • A pair of 2mm Conductive Rubber Loops.
  • One Medium Electro Egg.
The ElectroPebble (switched on), with bi-polar leads connected to both outputs. Instruction manual and Quick Guide give detailed user information.
The ElectroPebble® Power Box

This little ‘black box’ provides electrostimulation as an instrument for exploring the pleasurable sensations of electroplay. The different modes enable the user to find out what sensations thrill and excite them, whilst being interesting and safe. Electroplay can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their gender or technical ability.

The main features of the ElectroPebble® are:

  • Dual output channels, with simple dial controls. Blue LED lights illuminate when there is an output.
  • 9 built-in program modes. These are adjustable via the central dial.
  • A LifeLine™ Display, that flashes blue LEDs according to the mode.
  • Powered by a 9V battery, so no need to wait for recharging.
  • Ergonomic case, created to enable comfort whilst being held.
  • Current limited AC outputs.
  • Lifetime Guarantee.
  • Designed and made in the UK.

Powering up the ElectroPebble® Power Box

To remove the battery compartment, press firmly on the ridged area, whilst sliding the cover towards the bottom of the unit. Remove any old battery (if present), before inserting a new 9V PP3. Attach the polarized connector (this should only fit in the correct way), and place the battery in the compartment. Ensure the connector is on the left-hand side, and the cable runs along the bottom of the compartment. Otherwise it will be difficult to replace the battery cover! Slide the battery cover along its ‘rails’ until it clicks into place.

Using the ElectroPebble®

To use the ElectroPebble® simply switch on, using the sliding switch at the top of the box. Ensure the Level output dials are both rotated to ‘low.’ The LifeLine™ will flash its series of LED lights in a self-test feature, before showing the battery level (represented by the number of lights illuminated). During use, you can use the UP and DOWN arrow buttons to see what Mode you are currently using (press once). Repeated pressing of UP or DOWN will cycle through the modes. Whilst the power box is in one of the 9 modes, the LifeLine™ will flash in synchronisation with the electrostimulation pattern. So as well as feeling the buzz, you can visually see what effect the ElectroPebble® is having on the two outputs.

Close up of the E-Stim ElectroPebble® with its two output Level dials, Adjust dial, UP and DOWN mode selection buttons and the LifeLine™ display.

 

The ElectroPebble® Modes

There are nine modes of operation, and they all feel different. The sensations can range from fluttery tingles, through to more buzzy (think pins and needles). At the more extreme end of the spectrum, there are sharper ‘zapping’ sensations.

  1. Pulse – fairly self-explanatory; each output responds the same. Simply turn up the intensity of the pulses, using the ‘Level’ dials. The speed of the pulses increase as the ‘Adjust’ dial is turned clockwise. When I use the pads the sensations range from ‘tingly’ to ‘buzzy.’
  2. Flo – A continuous buzzing sensation, which is softer or harder depending on where the Adjust dial is set to. I don’t use this mode a lot.
  3. Split – Combines the Pulse and Flo modes. Output A is continuous so I tend to use the pads on my inner thighs. Output B pulses, so I like to use the insertable electro egg in this output. It kind of reminds me of the in-and-out sensation of fucking.
  4. Bounce – A bit like ‘ping-pong’ between the two circuits, so it’s fun to use when you have pads plugged in one output and the electro egg in the other.
  5. Audio – The inbuilt microphone synchronises the sounds of music to the output stimuli. Listen to different tracks and you actually feel the rhythm of the buzzes! I haven’t tested this mode as much as I’d have liked but it is one I would like to experiment with more!
  6. Milk – Both outputs pulse in an increasing wave motion. Then they slow down again. The cycle is continuous with no interruption. It’s pretty fun to use with both a set of the electropads and the electro egg.
  7. Squeeze -This mode is somewhat similar to the milk mode, but the slow pulses at the start of the sequence feel slightly more intense. Also, rather than decreasing the output ‘wave’, it completely stops at its ‘crescendo’, then restarts the sequence. It’s a fun mode to use if you are wanting a stronger stimulation.
  8. Tease – A continuous output is felt that ramps up in intensity before diminishing. I like to use this mode with the pads on my inner thighs during sex with Mr Bunny.
  9. Torment – Similar to the Tease mode I would say, but higher intensity tingles. The sensations feel more on the harder than softer side to me.

 

Self-Adhesive Electro Pads

Mr Bunny and I have tried the self-adhesive pads together during foreplay and during sex. They can be placed in pairs on the inner thighs, buttocks or rear of the thighs. To use, you simply peel them off their backing plastic and apply them to the skin, before connecting the red and black cables to the attached sockets on the pads. You can then plug in the jack to one of the outputs on the ElectroPebble® unit. The programs that we like to use mostly are the pulse, bounce, milk and tease modes. The ‘rate’ of the electrostimulation can be increased / decreased using the Adjust dial.

In terms of how it feels, it’s between a tingly buzz and a small army of ants nibbling you, depending on the intensity and where you have the pads placed. On the front of the thighs it can be tricky to get the placement of the pads just right, to avoid a tangle of cables and the sensation of over-stimulation. Placing the pads on the inner thighs, I find gives more pleasant sensations for me. Mr Bunny conversely enjoys them on the back of his thighs.

Placing the self-adhesive pads on the inner thighs gives interesting sensations depending on the mode and the output level adjustment.

I’m not sure if the sensations that we enjoy are a result of muscle innervation (there is certainly a degree of twitching going on) or insulation from body fat!? I deem myself to have more body fat than Mr Bunny, and he will have more muscle. Moreover, we both have different thresholds to the stimulation; I seem to be more sensitive, and only turn the Level dial about half-way, whilst Mr Bunny can push it virtually all the way to maximum.

Whilst the pads are easy to place and remove, they cannot be cleaned. Eventually they will need replacing. Removal of the pads is painless and there is no sticky residue left on the skin.

Solo play using the electro pads

The electro pads can be used as two pairs together on one person, with one pair on one skin region and the other pair on a different area ( both below the waist). Alternatively, a pair of pads can be used with either the Medium Electro Egg or the set of Conductive Rubber Loops. I have tried using a set of pads on my inner thighs whilst using a vibrator externally over my vulva / clitoris. The combined sensations were pleasurable, and it gave an extra dimension to my solo play.

When I use a set of pads on my inner thighs, in conjunction with the Medium Electro Egg (vaginally), I find the ‘Milk’ mode to be highly stimulating. Especially when using a vibrator externally over my clitoris/ vulva, as I generally require this to orgasm.

 

Medium Electro Egg and Conductive Rubber Loops

The egg is easy to insert vaginally. I have not tested it anally. The main reason being, is I feel uncomfortable with inserting the same egg in both orifices. If I were to own a second egg then I would have one dedicated for each hole. Although the egg can be cleaned, it cannot be submerged and a condom cannot be used over it whilst it’s being used. Otherwise there would be no electrostimulation (durr).

When using the egg it is important to ensure the output is set to its lowest level before inserting the egg. Only plug the egg into the output once it has been inserted. Otherwise you will have that cartoon-like lightning bolt zapping you in the pussy or the butt, except it won’t be funny! The cable is reinforced at the end closest to the egg, to withstand the tension of pulling the egg out.

Sometimes I can find it tricky to differentiate the internal pulses when using the Electro Egg, if I am using the pads at the same time. I prefer to use the bounce mode or another pulsing mode so I can feel the sensations internally. Whilst I do not necessarily feel aroused by electrostimulation, it certainly adds an enjoyable element to play time, whether it be solo, or with Mr Bunny.  Cleaning the Electro Egg is easy enough. Simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth and mild cleaner, or medical grade wipe.

At the time of writing, Mr Bunny has not had the opportunity to try the conductive rubber loops. We hope to use them in the future. When they’ve been tested, a review will be added and linked to this post.

 

Concluding thoughts

The ElectroPebble® XPE pack has something for everyone, as you can use it for external electro-stimulation, internal stimulation or a combination of the two. Whether you’re male or female, you can enjoy the sensations at a level you are happy with, and feel in control over. The pack can be expanded upon, by the purchase of further electrodes.

It has lots of potential for Dominant / submissive role-play and sensation exploration. The cost is reasonably high (£149.00 for the power box alone, or £209 for a pack). If you only need the one output, the ElectroHelix™ is a less expensive option, at £109 for the power box on its own, or £119/£129 for one of the two pack combinations. Having said that, if two outputs is a key feature you require, it makes sense to go with the ElectroPebble®. Then weigh up whether you’d like to do more ‘surface play’ or use internal electrodes to build the pack you will love using time and again.

If you are looking to explore electrostimulation, E-Stim Systems are incredibly helpful, and they visit plenty of trade shows. Recently they attended EroFame in Germany.  I’d rate the  ElectroPebble® XPE pack 8/10 based on it’s ease of use, versatility and the enjoyability of the electrostimulation.

 

No affiliate links are used in this post. I’d like to thank E-Stim Systems for the opportunity to test one of their packs free of charge, in exchange for my review. The opinions written here are my own. They are honest and unbiased. 

Womanizer 2GO

A Lipstick style clitoral stimulator 

The Womanizer 2GO clitoral stimulator is my first toy from the Womanizer brand. It was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review by Lovehoney. This Womanizer differs from other models such as the W500 and Pro40 in that it only has the one button to control both the power and intensities, rather than separate controls. In addition, the rounded silicone head of the predecessors (and similarly to that on the Satisfyer Pro 2), has been replaced by a more elliptical head. Whether this is just to fit in with the ‘Lipstick’ design or if it indeed improves the functionality of the pressure wave suction remains to be decided.

Novelty design, but who are Womanizer trying to fool?

The box is an attractive co-ordinating Black and Gold. Contained within are the Womanizer 2GO, the USB charging cable, the XL head and instruction booklet. To help keep the lid of the box closed there is a magnetic fastening. I quite like the design of the Womanizer 2GO as a lipstick, as it is not obvious that it’s a clitoral stimulator. It could be mistaken for a perfume bottle. The lid keeps the nozzle dust-free, and sports the cute ‘W’ logo.

To charge the toy, simply lift the flap that covers the port on the base of the toy. Insert the jack, and plug the USB end into a suitable outlet. The main button will flash green whilst charging, then remain constantly green when fully powered. Charging takes about 2 hours. When the Womanizer 2GO needs recharging, the button will illuminate red. This feature makes it easy to know whether the toy needs charging.

The battery life is good, as I’ve played with the Womanizer 2GO about 3 times before needing to recharge. It perhaps may have lasted even longer, as the LED hadn’t flashed red. I just felt like topping up the charge. I think the total playtime can be up to about 2 hours depending on the intensity it is set to.

Part your lips to apply

In use, this toy is pretty easy to get to grips with, since it only has the one button. To switch on, press and hold for 2 seconds, and the ‘soft start’ mode will turn on. You can then press the button repeatedly to cycle between the 6 intensities before it’ll go back to the ‘soft start’. I like that it comes with two heads; the narrower one gives more pinpoint suction, but I actually think I prefer the broader suction from the XL head.

Regular head on the left; XL head on the right

Personally, I find the Womanizer 2GO quieter than the Satisfyer Pro 2, and I feel that 6 intensities offer all I need to ramp up the arousal through to a leg-shaking orgasm. I must admit, I will quite happily have the intensity at its highest levels, being somewhat of a ‘power queen.’

I do sometimes find turning the toy so that the point is downward towards my vagina helps with the sensation. I’m not sure why that is. Though the Womanizer 2GO is IPX7 waterproof-rated, I’ve not submerged it, as it seems a bit unnecessary given that the silicone nozzle can be easily removed for cleaning. If I want to clean inside the chamber, I can just use a cotton bud soaked in toy cleaner.

The Womanizer 2GO has two head attachments, is IPX7-rated, and uses pressure wave technology.

I think this toy is an excellent addition to my collection, and as the first Womanizer I’ve tried, I think I can say that despite the price tag, it beats the original Satisfyer Pro 2 in terms of orgasm-capability and noise levels. I also think the quality seems better, and sometimes it really is a case of you get what you pay for.

Buy your Womanizer 2GO

You can get your own Lipstick clitoral stimulator from Lovehoney for £129.99, available in black, green/pink, or white.

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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

Satisfyer Next Generation Clitoral Stimulators Part 2

Penguin Pro Next Generation

More like a ‘penguin’ than the original model, this cute black and white silicone toy is black and white. ‘He’ sports an adorable pink bow tie. I was offered the opportunity to test the Pro Penguin Next Generation, by Satisfyer, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

How the Pro Penguin Next Generation differs from the Pro 2 Next Generation

The suction aperture is different from the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation in that the silicone edge is thinner, and it is more squared in shape.  It also has the lower and higher intensity dual-function button. On the Pro Penguin Next Generation , this is represented by the 2-wave and 4-wave buttons respectively.  The main difference is that there is no separate power button. In addition, the buttons on the Pro Penguin Next Generation are on the front of the toy. They appear on the rear of the handle on both the original Pro 2 and the Pro 2 Next Generation.

Another difference is that the Pro Penguin Next Generation is mostly silicone. The Pro 2, meanwhile is an ABS plastic body/handle with silicone head and buttons. The head on the Pro Penguin Next Generation is also slightly more angled than the Pro 2. This may mean a slight flex of the wrist which could aggravate joint problems in users who suffer mobility issues. The fact that the button is located on the front of the toy makes it slightly easier to operate than the Pro 2 Next Generation. I can use my thumb to press the increase and decrease functions. With the Pro 2 Next Generation, I find this slightly trickier, as it is more of a stretch for my stubby digits.

Functionally similar to the Pro 2 Next Generation

The pressure wave suction technology is the same as for the Pro 2 , and both the Pro Penguin Next Generation and Pro 2 Next Generation have 11 intensity settings. The Penguin Pro Next Generation charges via its magnetic USB cable, akin to the Pro 2 Next Generation. The Pro Penguin Next Generation is slightly quicker to charge, taking about 1.5 hours. It can be operated for about the same amount of time. Though funnily, the manual states this as 90 minutes (underneath the 1.5 hour charge time). Maybe it’s just a psychological trick to make you think you’re getting more run-time than ‘down-time.’ It did make me smile though. Whilst charging, the button will illuminate and flash. The illumination remains constant once the toy is fully charged.

Suck it and see

With my little Pro Penguin Next Generation ready to suck, I parted my labia and sited the head over my clitoris. To switch the unit on, simply press and hold the 4-wave intensity button for 2 seconds. This will also switch the unit off. The aperture is wide enough to give reasonably broad clitoral suction. The suction stimulates and engorges the erogenous tissue of the clitoris without being ticklish or too strong.


Being able to dial up and down through the intensities means you can edge play (prolonging the pleasure). Alternatively you can treat yourself to multiple orgasms. Unlike with some bullet vibrators that can be too much stimulation for a clitoris recovering from orgasm, the Satisfyer Pro Penguin Next Generation (and its peers) can help you tip over the edge into another orgasm. Sweet!

Maintenance

Cleaning the Pro Penguin Next Generation is a doddle. Simply remove the silicone head and wash with warm soapy water, then leave to air-dry. If you wish to clean the main unit, it can be wiped over with a cloth and sex-toy cleaner. A cotton bud can be used to clean the nozzle. Although the unit is waterproof, I’m not sure I’d submerge it completely. But you can take the Pro Penguin Next Generation in the bath or shower, if you so wish.

Final Thoughts

The Pro Penguin Next Generation is a cute toy, that delivers satisfying (oops) orgasms, with ease, and you won’t need batteries either. Bonus. Functionally, it’s hard to say which is the better between the Pro Penguin Next Generation and the Pro 2 Next Generation. So I guess the deciding factor will be the aethetic appearance and the cost. I think the Pro Penguin Next Generation is the nicer looking toy. Not to mention it’s so cute!

Where to buy your Penguin Pro Next Generation

Betty’s Toy Box are selling the Penguin Pro for $54.99.

I’d like to thank Sally at Satisfyer for giving me the opportunity to test these two Satisfyer Next Generation toys. What you read is my honest, impartial opinion. Affiliate links are used in this post. Please remember to clear your cookies before using the link, so that I may  earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you xx

Satisfyer Next Generation Clitoral Stimulators Part 1

Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation

I have previously purchased and reviewed the original Satisfyer Pro 2, my first ever clitoral suction toy. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to try a couple of the newer Next Generation range. Naturally for comparison purposes, the Pro 2 Next Generation is one of these tester toys. I will begin by pointing out a few differences between the original Satisfyer Pro 2 and the Next Generation model. The main ones are the noise levels and the removal of the LED light on the rear of the handle. Moreover, the intensity button now has ‘+’ and ‘-‘ functions. Much better than a ‘scrolling through each setting laboriously, then going back to the start’ mode of action.

The Next Generation Pro 2 has omitted the LED light, and has + and – settings to aid selecting the             intensity you require.

 

The original Satisfyer Pro 2 (left) had a narrower aperture than the Next Generation model (right).

Another difference I noticed, is that the aperture of the Next Generation Pro 2 is wider than the original model. On the Next Generation it measures 18mm in diameter without the silicone head. The diameter is 14mm when the silicone head is fitted. The image shows the difference in diameter, and it means that if you’re hoping to use heads from the original Satisfyer Pro 2 on the Next Generation version, this won’t be possible. So you’ll be putting your hand in your pocket to get out the wallet to purchase replacement heads for the Next Generation model.

 

Before use, the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation requires a charge courtesy of its magnetic USB cable. This is essentially the same as the predecessor. Charging takes roughly 2 hours. During charging, the power button (sited on the back of the handle) flashes, with a white back-light. Once fully-charged, the button will remain illuminated. This makes it less brighter than the previous Pro 2, and the light has a somewhat softer luminosity.

Lower noise levels, but still with the same intensity.

As stated, when the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation is switched on, it is noticeably quieter than it’s older counterpart. The ‘chug’ (which I likened to an inflatable mattress pump) is practically gone. Not completely, but if you’re brand new to the Satisfyer range, you may not be able to discern that ‘chug.’ The larger oval button sited above the power button has ‘+’ and ‘- ends to make dialling through the levels easier if you wish to prolong a play session and indulge in some edging. Moreover, the intensity levels do not necessarily increase in a step-wise manner. Meaning you may go from one intensity that is slightly too weak, to one that is a bit ‘too much.’

The original Satisfyer Pro 2 (left) had the bright LED light and no ability to go up and down through the intensity levels.

Adding water-based lubricant around the silicone suction cup helps create a good seal around my clitoris. The sensation and intensity of the pressure waves pretty much feel the same as the original Satisfyer Pro 2. I still like the intensity at about 7-8 out of the 11 settings, as my clitoris is no delicate dainty bud. The sucking sensation is pleasant; not too weak to be irritating, but not too strong so as to feel like a heavy-duty vacuum on your clitoris.

I do sometimes find it difficult to orgasm from the pressure waves alone. I find massaging over my pubic bone really helps. By doing this, I can orgasm in about 5-10 minutes. Again, these climaxes are less intense than the ones I would get from a dual action vibrator. They are more ‘superficial’ but that doesn’t make them inferior, it just makes them shorter-lived. Having said that, when I used the Pro 2 Next generation in the shower, I did have a pretty intense orgasm that saw me curling over like Gollum protecting ‘his precious!’

Do you get more bang for your buck?

If you’re new to the concept of clitoral suction toys, then the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation is a good option. Purely because it is much cheaper than a Womanizer. I have only tried the Womanizer 2GO, but I found it marginally better in terms of clitoral stimulation than the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation. That is my honest opinion, but I cannot say that other sex toy reviewers will agree with me. We are all built differently!

In the US/Canada, the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation is available from Betty’s Toy Box for $69.99

Betty's Toy Box

I’d like to thank Sally at Satisfyer for giving me the opportunity to test these two Satisfyer Next Generation toys. What you read is my honest, impartial opinion. Affiliate links are used in this post. Please support my blog by using the links if you wish to purchase your own Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation, as I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you xx

 

Fifty Shades Darker Adrenaline Spikes pinwheel 

Prickly business

Sensation play is a kink I’m quite keen on, as both a receiver and a giver. I’m no ‘pain slut’ but I appreciate mild pain as going hand in hand with pleasure. I’d tried a pinwheel before and felt somewhat disappointed by its lack of bite. Hence I decided to try the Fifty Shades Darker Adrenaline Spikes.

My spiny wheel of torturous delight was swiftly dispatched from Orgasmic UK, a company I have used a couple of times. They don’t currently have an affiliate scheme. I’m hoping they will start one up, as they do some really good deals on a range of toys, including the likes of Fun Factory.

The Fifty Shades Darker Adrenaline Spikes pinwheel arrived in a black and dark midnight blue slimline cardboard box. Included were a navy silky drawstring bag and instruction leaflet. The pinwheel itself is made from nickel-free metal, with a 5 1/2 inch handle. There are three deep horizontal grooves along the front and back of the handle, from the outer edge and along the first 3 inches. The head of the wheel has the Fifty Shades DARKER logo engraved on it.

Adrenaline-fuelled fun

There are 22 spikes radiating out from the head. Touching the tip of a spike is reminiscent of a nail, poised and ready to pierce. Normal contact pressure however will not damage skin. It does deliver tingles across the flesh as it is drawn along limbs and torsos. Figure of eight patterns are pleasing to have traced upon the skin with this wheel. There is the hint of an edgy bite to this wheel, but it is subtle and enticing.

As a prelude to more intense sensation play such as wax play or harder impact play, the Adrenaline Spikes offers a titilating experience. You will want more of the same, and with such a striking instrument of pleasure, it would be rude not to!

The Fifty Shades Adrenaline Spikes Pinwheel is currently on sale for £13 at Orgasmic.

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Satisfyer Pro 2 Reviewed

A Satisfying range of toys

I’d read comparisons between the Womanizer toys and the offerings from Satisfyer. It seemed to me that the decision to purchase a Satisfyer Pro 2 was a clear no-brainer, given the ratings of its orgasmic capability. Moreover it’s a satisfyingly lot cheaper! I’ll confess, I had no idea that Satisfyer had the range of clitoral stimulators that they do. Then Little Switch Bitch told me she had all 5 of them; yes, there are that many! For those, like me who did not realise, here is a quick lesson on the different models, courtesy of Satisfyer’s website.

  • Satisyer 1 is a battery-powered, pressure wave vibrator with a single push button.
  • Satisfyer 2 takes the model a step further with a +/- button (much better for cycling between the 11 ‘intensive’ programs!)
  • Satisfyer Pro Deluxe is magnetically USB rechargeable, and is an oval design.
  • Satisyer Pro 2 reverts back to the longer handled slim-line design, whilst maintaining the rechargeable element. The head sits at right angles to the handle.
  • Satisfyer Pro Penguin is also USB rechargeable, via the magnetic contacts. It has a curved head, and the clitoral silicone ‘suction cup’ appears slightly wider in aperture than that on the Pro 2. The colour is ridiculously pink too! It has been awarded an iF Design Award 2017…ooh!
Bunny gets some satisfaction

Onto the Pro 2 review; as a lady who enjoys clitoral stimulation, I was keen to see what Satisfyer’s touch-free pressure wave technology would bring to Bunny’s toy stash. More importantly, would it leave me satisfied? Before it could be used, it required a charge courtesy of its funky magnetic USB cable. During charging, the red LED light (sited on the back of the handle, between the two buttons) flashes. Once fully-charged, this LED will remain illuminated.

The round button turns the Satisfyer on and off, whilst the larger oval button goes through the 11 intensity settings. Once you get to the highest level, continuing to press this button reverses through the intensities. Though the box describes it as having a whisper mode, I don’t think it can actually get away with this claim. Even at the lowest setting there is a discernible chug, akin to an inflatable mattress pump.

In use, I find that adding lubricant (water-based of course), around the silicone suction cup helps create a good seal around my clitoris, allowing me to feel the full benefit of those pressure waves. I like the intensity at about 7-8 out of the 11 settings to get me going on that orgasm-seeking path. Anything below that is not going to get things going anytime soon. The sensations are similar to someone sucking on your clitoris, which is pleasant but I would find it incredibly difficult to orgasm from that alone. To increase the intensity, (in addition to ramping up the pressure waves to full-blast) I find massaging over my pubic bone really helps. By doing this, I can orgasm in about 5-10 minutes. These climaxes are less intense than the ones I would get from a dual action vibrator such as a rabbit, but they are nonetheless enjoyable.

Testing in the bath

As the Satisfyer is waterproof, I decided to test in the bath. Did this make achieving orgasm any easier? Maybe to a degree it did, since the water will help with sealing the silicone head around the clitoris. But I think its safe to say the jury is still out on that verdict. Considering the reasonable price tag of this toy, (£65.99 RRP), I would expect maybe one or two extras in the box, like a storage pouch and a spare silicone head. I have no idea of the life-time expectancy of the head, and I suppose ultimately it depends upon how often the Satisfyer is used, as well as how well you look after it. I would expect at least 6 months though, all being well that I don’t lose the thing!

What more can I say about the Satisfyer? It looks a bit like an ear thermometer (as others before me have pointed out), and apart from the name etched into the casing on the front of the handle, it does not scream out that it is a sex toy. How do I rate it?

  • orgasm rating = 7.5/10,
  • appearance      = 9/10,
  • usability            = 10/10
  • value                   = 8.5/10
  • overall                = 9/10

Bottom line, it left me feeling satisfied, the way a decent brew will on a cold wintery day!

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Ahhh! That’s better!
Buy and be satisfyed…

In the UK, please visit 4Playsure.co.uk to purchase the Satisfyer Pro 2 for £65.99.4Playsure

Replacement heads are available from Lovehoney for £12.99 (5 pack).

 

Betty’s Toy Box sell the Satisfyer Pro 2 for $69.99 (limited offer – normally $89.99).

 

 

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