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. Having tried a pinwheel before and feeling somewhat disappointed by its lack of bite, 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 have an affiliate scheme, but I’m hoping they will start one up, as they do some really good deals on Fun Factory toys, which aren’t necessarily the cheapest toys.
The Fifty Shades Adrenaline Spikes pinwheel arrived in the black and dark midnight blue slimline cardboard box, with a silky drawstring bag and instruction leaflet. The pinwheel itself is made from nickel-free metal, with a 5 1/2 inch handle, which has three deep horizontal grooves along the front and back from the outer edge and into the first 3 inches of the handle. The head of the wheel has the Fifty Shades DARKER logo embossed on it.
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.
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 In addition, the rounded silicone head of the predecessors (and similarly to that on the Satisfyer Pro 2), has been replaced by a more elliptical head.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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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) = 3/10
overall = 6/10
Buy your Drei here!
To buy your Fun Factory Stronic Drei in the UK, visit Lovehoney. The pulsator is available in hot pink for £129.99.
In Canada, and USA you can purchase the Stronic Drei for $189.99 from Betty’s Toy Box. Available in blue or pink.
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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.
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, (£69.99 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!
Buy and be satisfyed…
In the UK, please visit 4Playsure.co.uk to purchase the Satisfyer Pro 2 for £65.99.
Betty’s Toy Box sell the Satisfyer Pro 2 for $69.99 (limited offer – normally $74.99).
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I don’t have an itemised list of everything sex toy related I currently possess. Whilst browsing websites of some of my peers I came across their sex toy collections. Apart from ‘wow, they have an awesome stash of pleasure-giving goodies!’ it made me think I need to publish what I own, so that any companies I may want to approach in the future know what I’m into sex-toy wise. Moreover, I hope it will give some insights as to my ‘kinks.’
Here it is, a fully-compiled, neatly categorised list of everything I currently own:
This grooved bendy silicone ‘gizmo’ is from You2Toys, and was purchased from Lovehoney. I liked the idea of being spread and exposed, but my other half didn’t fancy using a speculum.
The ‘spreader’ is super bendy, so is pretty easy to get into the required shape. The packaging is a little box with a picture of a model and small cartoon showing the intended use of the toy. Not the most attractive of sex toy packages! It resembles a porn DVD cover or top-shelf magazine poster, but it’s functional enough.
In use, the spreader is comfortable and provides some stimulation to the inner vaginal front wall. Particularly if it’s tapped by your partner or if you hold a vibrator against the protruding arms. It holds the labia open to fully expose the clitoris. This makes it really useful for oral sex, especially for those with larger inner labial lips. It measures at 28cm long. We did try it out during sex, but found it got in the way. In our experience it’s best for oral sex only.
The grooves do make it a bit more laborious to clean, but some sex toy cleaner and a toothbrush get it all scrubbed up ready for the next time. Currently this toy doesn’t get as much use as it could, though I would like to change that!
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