Tango by We-Vibe

Normally it takes two

The Tango by We-Vibe is my first toy from the manufacturer. I must admit, I have been scared off the ‘app’-associated partner toys sold by the company in light of the news that personal data had been hacked. The Tango, however, has no need for an app. It’s a simple bullet in the timeless ‘lipstick’ design. Discreet enough for a handbag, but powerful with it. A rumblier version of those cheaper battery operated bullets (BoBs, I shall call them).

I purchased my Tango from 4Playsure. They had a ‘hump’ week offer at the start of June, and I was tempted to join my fellow peers who had been Tango’ed! I opted for the bright blue colour, as it is less ‘girlie’ than the shocking pink version. Blue is a colour that is starting to become more popular in sex toy circles, and I am glad, as I love the colour. My Tango came packaged in a simple understated white / blue cardboard box. Within the box are the Tango (nestled in a foam insert), charging dock and USB cable, instruction booklet, warranty card and white satin pouch.

A dance with my new Tango awaits!

The information on the back of the box states that it is:

  • 100% waterproof
  • whisper quiet
  • body safe

Furthermore, the Tango has 8 modes, 4 of which are continuous vibrations (the remaining 4 being patterns). It also has a low-power alert. Useful, so you don’t get too carried away, only to wind up frustrated. The Tango by We-Vibe has a flattened surface at the tip, for broader stimulation on erogenous zones, whilst the tapered tip and edges can provide more pinpoint vibrations.

Charging the Tango

This part of using my Tango is my least favourite…Sadly, I seem to encounter the issue of the magnetic connection slipping. Luckily, there is an orange light to let you know the toy is charging. Periodically, during charging, the toy will move ever so slightly off the base, making the light go out. Frustrating when you go to switch the Tango on, only to find it has a dozy ‘wasp’ buzz, rather than a killer bee ‘rumble!’ Normal charging takes about 90 minutes.

That orange light is so useful!

When the battery is low, a light will flash alerting you that recharging is necessary. If using your laptop / computer to charge, it is important to note that charging will not take place if the computer has gone into hibernation mode. Once fully charged, the Tango will vibrate for 2 hours of play time. Not that you’ll need 2 hours to climax with this powerful bullet!

Using the Tango

The Tango is made of ABS thermoplastic. Apart from the We-vibe and Tango logos moulded around its base, it is completely smooth on the surface. This means you do not need too much (if any) lubricant. The control button is a small raised bump on the Tango’s base, located between the two magnetic charging pins. To switch on, simply press and hold the button for two seconds. The Tango has a memory function, so on switching on, it will go to the last setting it was using.

There are 8 modes, as mentioned previously, depicted in the lealet by little wave charts. The four continuous vibration settings are first; low, medium, high and ultra-high. These are proceeded by the pattern settings; wave, pulse, tease and cha-cha. Just switching on the blue bullet, I can tell from the fuzzy reverberations going off in my hand, that it promises great sensations. As for whisper quiet…I’ve yet to find a toy that is truly ‘whisper quiet,’ but then a whisper can sometimes be quite loud! I find the noise from the Tango to be acceptable. But I’m not in an exceptionally busy household.

I may own my new Tango…but will it own my orgasms?

Strictly Cum Dancing

Parting my sensitive labia and applying the tip of the Tango to my clitoris tells me that I won’t be the one controlling my climactic release. Just like the partnered dance, the Tango builds up its intensity, and pulls me along the tumultuous tide of lust. I am thrown over the edge of my orgasmic precipice and shatter into the blissful rapture of release. Just like the female is ceremoniously dragged along to her fate in the syncopated steps eseof the dance.

Yes, I have milked the metaphor as much as I can, but I really do feel the Tango deserves the merit I offer it. It is my favourite bullet / mini vibe. I will forgive it the problematic charging, for its orgasmic capability. If you are looking to purchase a bullet, splash the cash and get something that will deliver. The Tango certainly does!

Purchase your own Tango
  • Lovehoney are selling the Tango for £54.99 and currently have a voucher saving you £10 if you spend over £45!

  • The Tango is also available in pink for £55.00 from Ann Summers.

 

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Leaf Vitality+ USB rechargeable vibrator

Turning over a new Leaf

I never owned the original Leaf Vitality, but I like the appearance of it. A green dual-pronged silicone toy, reminiscent of a seedling. Offering lots of potential ways to enjoy the two soft smooth leaf-like arms for either solo play or with a partner (see below). Did I mention the two leafy bits have separate motors? From what I’ve read about the original Leaf Vitality, these two appendages have three speed settings. The Vitality+ USB rechargeable vibrator adds on two extra pattern functions, and the colour of the toy is…purple. I bet you weren’t expecting that! Packaging is a cleverly designed brown carton with magnetic clasp. Inside is a dark brown card wallet containing the instruction manual, a canvas drawstring tote bag, USB charging cable and the Vitality+ toy.

Leaf Vitality+

A quirky Eco-friendly vibrator

Before I could use my new Leaf Vitality+ it required a charge. The jack of the USB cable inserts into a hole on the rear of the toy. Charging takes about 3 hours, and a useful red LED illuminates whilst the toy is being powered up. Another feature is that the cable has a Leaf label on it, so making it easier to locate the cable should it be stored with other USB leads. Probably not an issue for most users, who may keep their cables separate but I like details such as this.

Leaf Vitality+

Once charged, the toy has about an hour’s play time on the highest speed setting or an hour and a half on the lowest speed. The power is pretty impressive for such a dainty looking toy. I can hold it in my hand but on full power it will jump about on my palm. Of course it didn’t stay on my hand for long. I needed to try those bud-like tips on more sensitive areas!

 

Versatility from the Vitality+

What can this toy do? Those arms are super bendy, so the possibilities include:

  • Clitoral stimulation from the thinner arm combined with vaginal penetration with the thicker arm.
  • Vaginal penetration (thicker arm) combined with perineal stimulation (thinner arm).
  • Nipple stimulation if the two arms are splayed apart.
  • Testicular stimulation during solo play or during sex with a partner.
  • Clitoral stimulation during sex with a partner (it could be used for double penetration too).

Other features that the Vitality+ boasts include a travel lock and a memory of your previously used setting. To activate the travel lock simply press and hold the two buttons, until the LED flashes (about 5 seconds). The Vitality+ remembers your previous setting if you press and hold the button corresponding to the leaf arm you want to store in the memory for 1 second at the intensity you desire it to be set to.

Thoughts on the Leaf Vitality+
  • As a clitoral vibrator, the Leaf Vitality+ is pretty good either for solo play or during sex with a partner.
  • Vaginally, the thicker of the two arms is the better of the two, but it is still a bit small and too flexible to offer much targeted stimulation.
  • The perineal sensation is on the tickly side but not unpleasant.
  • It is also fun to use for nipple play, giving evidence of arousal within minutes.

Battery life seems reasonable, and I managed 3-4 play sessions before I needed to ‘juice it up’ again. I like the storage bag, as it’s sturdy but also attractively simple. It is more ‘breathable’ than the satin pouches usually supplied with toys, so I feel it’ll be more hygienic. The main issue for me are the vibrations being slightly on the more ‘buzzy’ side. Sometimes I can climax from this toy, and other times I just cannot. Orgasm is not necessarily the ‘be all and end all’ of play time, so I am happy enough to keep the Vitality+ in my bedside drawer, as it’s such a versatile toy.

Overall I’d rate the Leaf Vitality+ USB rechargeable vibrator 7.5/10.

 

This toy was provided free of charge by Betty’s Toy Box in exchange for an honest impartial review. What you read is my genuine opinion. I’d like to thank Betty’s Toy Box for giving me this opportunity. Affiliate links are used in this post, so if you decide to buy either the Leaf Vitality ($64.99) or the Leaf Vitality+ ($79.99 for a limited time) please support this blog by using the links, which will earn me a small commission at no extra cost to you. xx Betty's Toy Box

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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Lovehoney Desire Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator

This little bunny desired a new Rabbit

The Lovehoney Desire range had been on Bunny’s radar for a while recently. As a lover of a good bargain, when the Desire Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit was offered on the Deal of the Day page for only £40 it seemed like the writing was on the wall, or at least this blog post!

My new ‘bunny’ arrived promptly, as always, and the sleek cardboard box gave the promise of something better than some of the other rabbits I’ve tried. What’s more, inside the box, my new silky smooth silicone toy was safely stowed in a black storage case. On opening the case, I found the instruction manual and USB charging cable, in the left hand mesh compartment. The rabbit was secured in the right hand side, and sealed in a clear plastic case (for packaging purposes only).

 

I followed the 2-hour charging procedure, before excitedly letting my new ‘pet’ enter my ‘bunny hole.’ Charging this beauty was really easy; the jack can be put through a hole on the storage case, so that the vibrator can be charged discretely. Another bonus and a unique feature that I’ve only just encountered for the first time with a rechargeable toy.

There’s a hole in my case, (don’t ask for Delilah!)                                        Jesting aside, it’s a brilliant feature that makes this case and the rabbit superior to all my others thus far.
Silky silicone

The silicone is wonderfully smooth, and the buttons are very intuitive and user-friendly. There are three buttons; the (+) to increase the intensity, the (o) to change between modes and (-) to decrease intensity. Speaking of modes and intensities, the Desire Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit has 8 modes and 12 intensities. The modes are listed in the manual as:

Not so descriptive graphs. Being a science geek in a former life, I’d at least like some labels on the axes!

Make of that what you will, its not the most descriptive page in the manual. I would describe them as follows:

  • Pattern 1 = Constant vibration in ears and shaft.
  • Pattern 2 = Constant vibration in shaft. No vibration in ears.
  • Pattern 3 = Constant vibration in ears. No vibration in shaft.
  • Pattern 4 = Slow wave pulse in the ears, continuous vibration in shaft.
  • Pattern 5 = Fast wave pulse in ears, continuous vibration in shaft.
  • Pattern 6 = Intermittent pulses in shaft with steady back and forth of the ears.
  • Pattern 7 = Faster pulses in shaft, with two pulses in ears followed by a longer vibration.
  • Pattern 8 =Fast pulses in shaft with a heartbeat ‘lub-dub’ style pattern in the ears.
It’s all in the ears

Being a lady that needs clitoral stimulation to climax, my favourite patterns are 1 and 3. If the ears aren’t going, I won’t be coming, it’s that simple, so Pattern 2 does not a lot for me. With Patterns 4 through 8, some are better than others, but it really is about the ear action for me. Hence continuous vibrations in those work best. What else can I say about the ears? I really like the ears on the Desire Luxury Rechargeable Rabbit, as they seem to stroke all around my clitoris and in my inner labia as well like two smooth fingers giving a very pleasurable massage.

Come ‘ear my lovely!

Last but not least, there is a travel lock feature that means the Desire rabbit won’t suddenly spring to life when in transit or stowed away. Simply press and hold both the (+) and (-) buttons for 5 seconds to lock or unlock. The lock will also be deactivated if you plug the rabbit into a USB port.

Fulfilling this Bunny’s Desires

My final thoughts on the Desire Luxury Rabbit, are why didn’t I get it sooner? I rate it 9.5/10 based on it’s orgasm capability, it’s ease of use and the level of detail and thought that has gone into creating it. The only reason I’m not giving it 10/10 is because I don’t like some of the patterns. Otherwise it’s my ideal rabbit!

Buy yours at Lovehoney, for £64.99.

Currently the Desire range has an offer of 25% off when you buy two Desire toys (from a selected range)!

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Adrien Lastic Smart Dream Remote Control Vibrating Egg with clitoral stimulator

The Adrien Lastic Smart Dream Vibrating egg had been on my Lovehoney wish-list for some time. I’d been debating whether to buy or not, since it is a slightly more expensive toy in the mid-range of pricing, at £74.99. I’d only tried one egg previously (the Annabelle Knight Yes! Powerful Vibrating Love Egg), which is battery-operated. I was thus looking to go for something rechargeable. The Adrien Lastic Smart Dream fit the bill for this purpose. Moreover, it has a clitoral arm, 10 vibration modes, 2 powerful motors, a remote control and is ‘whisper quiet.’

Egg box of delight!
What’s In the Egg box?

The packaging is a white cardboard flip-lid box. It is encased by a white card sleeve displaying a glossy image of the egg. The branding / product description is embossed in silver. In the box, the Smart Dream egg (a bright and fun fuchsia pink, with black rings around the centre), sits nestled in a foam insert. Remove this, and under a card flap sits the remote control unit, USB charging cable, white satin pouch, Lithium 3V CR2032 battery and product literature. A 2-year warranty comes in the box too.

First things first, I read the instructions on charging and operating the egg. Seems fairly simple, as I will describe below. I attempt to open the battery cover on the Remote Control Unit, and damn and blast, it is sealed really tight! Not to mention, the remote is a bit flimsy-looking so I am terrified I am going to break it (or wrench my thumb nail off trying to open the compartment!) Luckily Mr Bunny was able to open the compartment and save the day using one of his little tools. With battery inserted, the remote would operate, but the egg needed a good charging.

There is a little indent in the silicone on the back of the egg, to insert the USB jack. The jack end is slightly angled to fit against the curve of the egg. It needs pushing in really firmly so that the red LED indicator on the egg illuminates.

 

Fizzers are a necessary re-fuel after toy testing!
Works like a Dream

Smart Dream takes about 2-hours to fully charge, and it will turn itself off once fully charged. The red LED light will go out too. When turning on the egg, simply press the power button on the front of the egg (under the black band) for 3 seconds. A single vibration indicates it will respond to the remote control, whilst 2 vibrations mean it is not receptive to the remote. The remote itself is very simple and has two buttons; a power button to switch the egg on and off, and a function button (with the Adrien Lastic logo) to cycle through the 10 vibration modes. I will attempt to describe the 10 modes as best as I can:

  1. Low frequency continuous vibrations.
  2. Continuous vibrations (medium frequency).
  3. Continuous vibrations (high frequency).
  4. Fast pulsing.
  5. Six fast pulses followed by a longer pulse, repeated.
  6. Ascending / descending wave.
  7. Ascending pulses, repeated.
  8. Seventeen higher frequency slow pulses, followed by fast pulsing.
  9. Eleven fast pulses, followed by low frequency continuous vibrations (5 seconds).
  10. Approx. twenty-five fast pulses, followed by higher frequency continuous vibrations (5 seconds).

In use, I find the egg to consist of a lovely soft silicone with barely any drag. It inserts easily with a dollop of some water-based lubricant. The clitoral arm nestles neatly against my clitoris. I can walk around, sit, and bend down all with relative ease and no discomfort. I could hear the vibrations as a slight hum when I was in a silent room. I’m sure if surrounded by enough background noise it will be indiscernible.

As for the strength of the vibrations, they are certainly stimulating and help create arousal. But even with the stronger vibrations I could wear the egg for the entire duration that it remained charged (a couple of hours) and I did not orgasm. I see it as more a teaser, to help create some fun foreplay between a couple on a romantic evening, or even on a date night, to follow up with some more ‘interactive’ play later on.

The images show how Smart Dream can be worn for solo play or for intercourse. And if in doubt, that sticker reminds you, this egg is body safe!
More than one way to use this egg

We tried wearing the Smart Dream during intercourse. Simply insert the clitoral arm into the vagina under your partner’s penis, and rest the egg part on your clitoris.  I did not find the vibrations quite strong enough to bring me to orgasm, but my other half enjoyed the vibrations. I think it’ll be a good toy for couples who want to share a toy for creating anticipation. Those who want to try a couple’s vibrator but don’t want to spend £160 for a We-Vibe Sync may find the Smart Dream a good option. On the other hand, the We-Vibe Unite may be a good competitor to the Adrien Lastic Smart Dream. The Unite gets an average of 4/5 stars, based on over 10 reviews.

Cleaning of the Smart Dream is fairly simple; just use some toy cleaner or soap with warm water and leave to air dry. The egg is splash proof so don’t immerse. Hence it won’t be suitable for use in a bath. To summarise, this egg gives a bit of buzz to help set the mood for some couples fun.  Alternatively, use it solo to add some excitement whilst going about your day!

 

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Wands – magical shafts of pleasure

Sinclair Crystal G Glass G-spot wand

This wand was purchased from StarSexToys. I love glass toys, especially dildos. I was really keen to try this wand, as it looks attractive, and the bend looked like it should target the G-spot like a homing missile!

The Crystal G was brought out to play, after getting warmed up with my vibrating silicone wand on my clitoris. The bend is sublime, making it reach that magic erogenous zone, and giving it the pressure it needs (with some strategic thrusts) to induce a toe-curling orgasm. I was using the silicone wand on my clitoris throughout my play time with this glass wand, as I generally need clitoral stimulation to climax. The result was pleasurable waves of blended orgasmic delight. I was truly wet after using this wand, and could possibly squirt with it, in the future.

 

Tracey Cox 10 Function Silicone Wand

This wand is the best battery-powered toy I own, and may even be my favourite vibrator in general! 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. The base twists off, and two AA batteries are all that’s needed to get this magic toy started. 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 it being battery-powered it has decent power, and the vibrations are quite rumbly rather 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.

L-R: Sinclair Crystal G wand, Tracey Cox battery powered wand, Lovehoney mains powered wand.
 Lovehoney Mains Powered Classic Wand Vibrator

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 can still be reached. 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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Doxy Plug-in Vibrating Wand Massager

My new Doxy box of delight

Since owning my Lovehoney Plug-in wand and hearing about other people’s experience with the Doxy Plug-in wand, I’ve lusted after the UK-built ‘power toy.’ It is available in black, white, pink and purple, and usually retails at about £89.99. I got mine whilst on offer at Forbidden Pleasures (the first time I had used said retailer). Dispatch was prompt and the package was discreetly plain.

My first impression on opening the box is that the Doxy is a sizeable pleasure instrument, by comparison to the Lovehoney Mains Powered Classic wand.

The Purple Doxy and the Black Lovehoney mains powered wands, go head to head.
  • Doxy has a length of 14.5 inches from head to the end of the flex surrounding the power cord. Its body is ABS plastic and aluminium, with three silicone buttons (power, ‘+’ and ‘-‘) and a hypoallergenic medical-grade PVC head.
Doxy is ‘a head above the rest’
  • By contrast the Lovehoney wand is about 2 inches shorter, and is constructed from plastic (latex-free and phthalate-free). It operates using a scrolling click wheel.
  • Instructions for the Doxy say that either water-based or silicone-based lubricants are possible to use. Meanwhile, the Lovehoney wand’s leaflet advises to only use water-based lubricant.

Cleaning either of these wands will require a soft damp cloth and toy cleaner.  The head of the Lovehoney wand does have concentric circling ridges (5 in total) around its circumference, so this makes for more rigorous cleaning to ensure all gunk is removed. The Doxy’s head is completely smooth, and so is far easier to clean.

Giving the wands a whirr

Speed settings of the Lovehoney wand range from approximately 5000 RPM up to 6500 RPM. Doxy’s settings cover a wider range of intensities, from 3000 RPM – 9000 RPM. Now that’s impressive! Another feature the Doxy boasts is a plug top power supply unit (PSU), which means a low DC voltage travels into the massager. With a simple plug adaptor, you can use your Doxy all over the world!

The power adaptor is…ta-dah… adaptable!

Powering on the Doxy, it rumbles into life. Going from slowest to fastest vibrations there are approximately 8 levels.  There is a ‘Pulse’ setting; to operate simply switch off the Doxy then press and hold the power button for 2 seconds. Releasing the power button will enable the pulse, whereby vibrations ramp up from lowest intensity to highest, on a looping cycle. It’s also possible to vary the time it takes for the ascending vibrations to build, by pressing the (+) and (-) buttons.

This function seems a useful feature for a Dominant partner to use on a submissive for edge play, or for a solo session where you want to delay reaching climax.

 

Simple and large push buttons, makes play seamless
Good Vibrations

The large head on the Doxy Plug-in vibrating wand massager means it transmits its rumbling vibrations all over the vulva. This ensures clitoral and labial coverage is maximised. I like to use the Doxy on a lower intensity to start with, as it is powerful enough even at lower speeds to arouse the erogenous areas. Within mere minutes I can cum from the deep core-gasm rumbles of it’s wide head. I’d love to get some attachments for it, to put it to use against my g-spot too.

The Doxy is good at displacing lubricant at higher speeds though, so it is wise to start off at low intensities. Using it on my forearm to try and relieve some tension from a repetitive strain injury (not obtained from dildo diddling- honest!), I could see the silicone lubricant I was using being centrifugally forced out from under the head of the Doxy.

The Doxy Plug-in vibrating wand can be enjoyed by men as well as women. Social media discussions about its versatility at enhancing male masturbation highlight its use at stimulating the frenulum, perineum and scrotum. Besides, loads of guys like power tools, amiright? The Doxy is essentially a power tool!

 

Crank up the volume, whether it’s The Beach Boys or the Beastie Boys 

The Doxy plug-in vibrating wand is a loud toy, and can be heard through doors and walls. For this reason, it is not going to be the best to use if you prefer to masturbate stealthily. As an indicator of it’s audibility, at the lowest speed, it is not quite audible through a closed door. This was with some good ol’ Classic FM blasting up from the hallway. I swear Mr Bunny cranks the volume up to a higher than ‘normal’ level for listening to in the kitchen! At the highest speed, the Doxy plug-in vibrating wand can be discernibly heard through the door (despite the background music). Moreover, I plugged it in our spare room, leaving it lying on the floor. Switched on at full intensity, it was heard through the wall adjoining my daughter’s room.

And I had a giggle when I went back to the spare room, and found the beast had propelled itself along the floor almost to the end of it’s power lead. The lead is 3m long too, so this highlights the force of the vibrations on the Doxy!

Final thoughts

I like the Doxy for it’s aesthetic looks, its power and ability to induce toe-curling orgasms in minutes. I’d rate it 9/10, with the deduction in marks from 10 purely for its noise levels. Although I’ve only compared it with the Lovehoney wand here, a fellow blogger agreed that it’s the best mains-powered wand in its price-range (personal communication with the host at TheBrunetteReviews.com).

 

Buying Options

In North America

  • Tantus sell the original Doxy for $139.99 in the four colours stated.

In the UK

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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 Drei here!

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

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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So Divine Sweetest Taboo Magic Wand

I recently received the So Divine Sweetest Taboo Magic Wand free of charge, courtesy of So Divine in exchange for my honest impartial review.

Packaging

The wand comes in a cardboard box, nestled in a foam insert. Included are the following:

  • 3-pin UK plug with USB connection.
  • the USB-compatible magnetic charging cable.
  • a dark purple velvet storage drawstring pouch.

Instructions on how to operate the Sweetest Taboo Magic Wand are on the reverse of the box (see below).

Features of the Sweetest Taboo Magic Wand

The wand is made from silicone and does not contain latex or phthalates. It is ultra quiet and is rechargeable with a run-time of up to 2 hours. The two ends have separate motors, so the Sweetest Taboo Magic Wand can be used as an external vibrator (at the wider end) or an internal vibrator (at the tapered end. The motors cannot be turned on simultaneously though. Each motor has 3 speed settings and 7 pattern settings. Lastly the Sweetest Taboo is waterproof, if you wish to use it in the bath or shower.

 

How to operate the Sweetest Taboo Magic Wand

The front of the wand has the three function buttons moulded into the silicone. They are a solid ‘up’ triangle (pointing to the wider end), a ‘()’ power button, and a solid ‘down’ triangle (pointing to the narrow end).

Not just a handle…it’s also an internal vibrator!

On the rear of the wand are the magnetic connecting points for the charging cable. The magnetic contacts on the charging cable connect to the wand, and the USB end can be plugged into the 3-pin plug to connect directly to the mains. Alternatively, you can connect the USB end to your laptop / PC. Charging may be slower this way, so I tend to use the mains plug.

To turn the wand on, press and hold the () button, until the blue LED lights up. The up and down buttons control the motors in the two ends (‘up’ to switch the wider end on; ‘down’ to switch the narrower end on). Repeatedly pressing either the up or down button cycles through the 3 continuous speeds and 7 pulsating patterns.

Easy to use. Does what it says on the box!
What are the vibrations like?

The vibrations of the Sweetest Taboo are higher frequency akin to the Lealso Massager, so they are not deep and rumbly. I tend to prefer constant vibrations to patterns, so whichever end I use, I mainly use the first three settings. For those that like patterns, the best way to describe them are as follows:

  1. Fast Pulse.
  2. Four fast pulses followed by a longer pulse, repeated.
  3. Decreasing frequency wave, alternating with increasing frequency wave.
  4. Ramping interval wave, (8 stages).
  5. High frequency longer pulses.
  6. Low frequency pulse followed by 10 high frequency pulses, repeated.
  7. Another wave pattern that seems quite similar to pattern 3 above!

As an external massager, the silicone head is soft against my vulva and clitoris with minimal drag, though I do like to use a water-based lubricant to make it glide more easily.

Internally, the shaft end sits nicely against my front wall and G-spot, but I still need clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm, which means I need a second vibrator or bullet.

The buttons I feel are placed a bit low on the shaft, as when it’s being used internally it is slightly awkward to press the ‘down’ triangle button without it getting slick from lubricant. Moreover, if you’re into patterns, you’re going to need to repeatedly press the same button to cycle through them until you reach the one you like. Not so much a problem for me, but its a factor to bear in mind.

Final Thoughts

This wand is priced at £54.99, and So Divine also sell a purple version, the ‘Wicked Game’ which I believe to be functionally equivalent. The price seems to be fair for a mid-range toy, and unlike most other ‘wands’ which can only be used externally, this dual ended variation gives you more options for play.

It’s not necessarily going to be for power queens, so if you’re looking for Doxy-esque vibrations, it won’t be for you.

As a rechargeable toy, it will save you pennies in terms of batteries, so if you’re new to toys, it’ll be a better option than a cheaper battery-powered vibrator.

Overall I’d rate it 8/10 for it’s appearance, ease of use and orgasm capability.

I’d like to thank So Divine for giving me the opportunity to test the Sweetest Taboo Magic Wand. Affiliate links are used in this post. Should you wish to purchase using the link, please remember to clear your cookies, so that I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you xx

 

So Divine range

I was recently asked if I’d like to try some toys from the So Divine range. What’s a Bunny to do? Shake my cotton tail and say ‘Yes please!’ is what yours truly had to say. As swift as my bunny nose can twitch (like in the sit-com Bewitched), I was in receipt of a package full of goodies. This blog post will cover two smaller items, whilst the two larger items will be dealt with in separate blog posts.

In my package, I received the

Woah! That’s a task and a half, but some-bunny’s got to do it. So enough grazing in the meadow! On to the bunny bed-hopping trials to see how the smaller items fare against this discerning toy collector…

Sweet Sensation Booty plug

Its itty, blingy and perfectly formed. Made from purple silicone, with a narrow stem and circular base sporting the faux crystal, this plug has a simple cuteness to it. The Sweet Sensation is non-intimidating, and arrived in a small sealed cardboard box, encased within a foam insert. A purple velvety storage bag is also in the box, which is a lovely touch.


To use, I simply applied some water-based lubricant to my anus and the butt plug, then gently inserted it. Despite its small size, it felt sizeable enough on entry to know that I’d had something inserted into my butt. The widest part of the plug has a circumference measuring 3 5/8 inches.

The jewelled base looked pretty peeking between my derriere cheeks. As the picture below displays, the crystal can be removed, for more thorough cleaning. To clean the plug, either boil for 5-10 minutes or use sex toy cleaner / antibacterial soap and water.


I spent some time sat down with the plug inserted and it felt comfortable enough for the majority of the duration. Towards the end, there was a slight ‘pinching sensation.’ This was either from the edge of the silicone base rubbing on my skin, or potentially from body hair getting pulled. So I probably wore the plug for a maximum duration of about 2 hours.

All in all, the Sweet Sensation booty plug is a decent little silicone plug for beginners, or users who prefer smaller plugs. It can be purchased here for £19.99.

Lovesexy Silky Touch Vibrator

The Silky Touch really does have a satin-soft finish to the silicone on this cute purple vibrator. It was the first thing I noticed on pulling it out of the little box. The vibrator uses a single AA battery. To be honest, I do not necessarily expect to gain much from using a small battery powered vibrator, as I have got accustomed to deeper rumbly vibrators. Putting the battery into the vibrator was slightly awkward, as the silicone sleeve overhangs the battery compartment opening. Therefore it was slightly tricky lining the cap back up and fitting it on.


Once that was achieved, switching the vibrator on was easy enough. Simply press and hold the button, then press the button to cycle through the 10 functions. The first three settings are continuous vibrations in increasing intensities. Subsequently, the other functions are all pattern based.

My initial thoughts on using the Silky Touch are that it is a bit too buzzy for my liking. It would be better suited to beginners, or those that like buzzier, less powerful vibrations.

I do like the texturing on the sleeve. It makes the vibrator more interesting than a standard bullet. The sleeve can be removed, but unless you wish to use the sleeve on a finger, I’m not sure why you’d want to remove the sleeve to use the bullet on its own.

Overall, I’d say this is an ideal toy for a beginner or someone looking for a small battery powered vibrator with some texturing. It’s not for size or power queens.

The Sweet Sensation and Silky Touch were provided in exchange for an honest unbiased review, courtesy of So Divine. Thank you for the opportunity to test an attractive new range of toys. Affiliate links are used in this post.