So Divine Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit

So Divine are a relatively new company. I have been approached by them several times over the past few months. In my latest encounter with them, they asked me to try out their new Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit. It sends a fuzzy glow over me to have a company approach me like this. I feel like they actually want my honest feedback. It is very rewarding to be able to share my thoughts here (positive and not-so) after a year spent trying to juggle being a working mum and getting myself known on the blogging circuit.

First Impressions

The box containing the Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit is sturdy cardboard. On the front is a representative profile view of the rabbit, which is purple silicone in the main shaft and clitoral arm (not really ‘ears’ as such). The handle is white and comprises the five operating buttons. The silicone is very smooth and contains no seams, but it is quite matte so attracts lint readily.

Inside the box are a 3-pin UK adaptor with USB socket (really useful) and a magnetic USB charging cable. There is also a velour drawstring pouch in a dark blue colour. It feels like a lot of thought has gone into making the Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit as close to a luxury toy as possible, and without the hefty price-tag to boot.

The features listed on the side of the box include:

  • Ultra quiet & powerful.
  • 100% waterproof.
  • 2-hour user time.
  • 3 speeds and seven pulsating passion patterns. (Nice use of alliteration here).
  • Heat function to 38° body temperature.
  • Dual motors.
  • Premium silky soft silicone.
  • Latex and Phthalate free.
Using the Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit

Is this cheeky bunny quiet? I’d say that in comparison with other vibrating toys I own the Let’s Go Crazy vibrating rabbit is reasonable in the scale of noise levels. It does sound ‘buzzy’ as opposed to rumbly, which makes me wonder about its power and the sensations it will produce. More on that below.

Here’s a sample of how it sounds at mid range frequency on its first pattern setting.

So Divine Let’s Go Crazy Rabbit

The video also demonstrates just how flexible the clitoral arm is. This is a really advantageous feature since no two people with  vaginas and clitorises will be built the same. The main shaft measures about 4.5 inches in length from tip to base where the clitoral arm joins. The most bulbous part of the shaft is a similar dimension in circumference. In all, the Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit is a nicely proportioned toy. It’s not too short to miss the G-spot internally, whilst the 2¾ inch long clitoral arm has the ability to massage all around the clitoris and vulva.

As for its waterproof properties I cannot really comment, as I’m not a fan of using toys in the bath/ shower. I much prefer the comfort of my bed. Charging is really easy via the magnetic USB cable. The connection seems to be reasonably firm so if you prop the Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit on its side whilst charging, the cable does not seem to slip. I have encountered this issue with other toys so it’s a point to bear in mind. The charge has lasted for my testing thus far, which has included about two 15-20 minute masturbation sessions and another 20 minutes or so experimenting with the functions.

Pattterns on the Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit. They do make me slightly crazy…(warning; this section contains a bit of a rant!)

Vibrations are great. What is not great is loads of different settings that do not do anything to arouse me, but simply frustrate me and leave me hanging. I do not know why companies insist on keeping them on so many of their toys. I would much rather they spend their developmental budget on making toys more user-friendly, and on quality materials that feel good. Ask a dozen of vibrator owners what annoys them most about their toy and I can be sure as anything 11 times out of 12 they will say they dislike the patterns, as they prefer continuous vibrations. The one remaining person will most probably dislike the colour of the toy. It really is not rocket science.

Now that I have my little stampy feet moment out of the way, I will try as best as I can to describe the patterns (there are 10 in my opinion):

  1. Continuous vibration in the main shaft and clitoral arm.
  2. Fast pulses (by both motors, simultaneously).
  3. 4 short pulses followed by a longer one over a 2-second cycle, repeating. This again is by both motors at the same time.
  4. Decreasing intensity wave, increasing intensity wave (both motors).
  5. A ‘strobing’ pulse. In my experience I feel like the clitoral stimulation is more intense in this pattern. I’m not sure if I’m imagining it, but for some reason I actually like this pattern!
  6. Ramping incremental pulses, before resetting back to the lowest intensity.
  7. 5 longer pulses, 5 shorter ones, then approx 15 fast pulses, all at the same intensity.
  8. Hard to describe, but I don’t like it.
  9. Similar to pattern 4.
  10. 5 slow pulses in shaft, followed by 3 slow pulses in clitoral arm.
The buttons are well placed and easy to use

To cycle through the patterns, you press and hold the central power button, so that the blue LED illuminates. Then you press the button above it to turn the motors on. Repeated pressing of this button cycles through the 10 patterns. The + and – buttons either side of the power button increase and decrease the frequency of the buzzes respectively, to make them more or less intense. From my fiddling about, I have found a range of 7 frequencies for each pattern. In all honesty, I usually just ramp up the frequency early on in my play session, as I simply find the lower end too weak.

The novelty heating function of the Let’s Go Crazy Vibrating Rabbit

This is a feature I’ve not encountered on a vibrating toy before. It seems a little bit redundant if you want my honest opinion. Warmth is inviting, but silicone really is not that cold to start with, and seeing as it conducts heat well (it’s used for baking after all!) I really do not think it’s a necessary add-on, though I appreciate where So Divine are coming from. On the flip side it is interesting to see something different in a new sex toy.

Final thoughts

The Let’s Go Crazy rabbit has given me a few things to niggle at, such as the power levels, the patterns and the somewhat redundant heating function. But in the play sessions I have used it I have been genuinely satisfied. It has delivered in giving me the blended orgasms I have come (pun intended) to enjoy. It makes me work for it a bit more than other toys. That’s not necessarily a disadvantage. I find the best feature is the flexible clitoral arm.

That clitoral arm must do yoga to be that flexible!

When I go on all fours and use the Let’s Go Crazy rabbit in a thrusting and twisting motion, I feel like I can get a good fucking from it. I think that’s a direction So Divine could move into with their toy range; thrusting vibrators. I haven’t tried any save for one. But it’s a range of toy that I’d definitely like to explore more. In terms of rating, I’d score the Let’s Go Crazy rabbit 8/10 based on it’s ease of use, value for money and orgasm capability.

 

I’d like to thank So Divine for presenting me with the opportunity to test the Let’s Go Crazy vibrating rabbit. What you read is my own opinion.  Affiliate links are used in this post, though they link to the Let’s Go Crazy sister, the Kiss Kiss vibrating rabbit, which is identical save for the pink colour. By using affiliate links, you will earn me a small commission at no extra cost to you. This will help me to keep my site running. Thank you. xx

 

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!

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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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Leaf Vitality+ USB rechargeable vibrator

Turning over a new Leaf, the Leaf Vitality+ USB rechargeable vibrator adds on extra functions

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 Leaf 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+ USB rechargeable vibrator
  • 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

We-Vibe Tango

Normally it takes two

The We-Vibe Tango 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 We-Vibe 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!

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Are your sex toys toxic?

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

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

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

 

What is body-safe versus toxic anyway?

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

The Guardian reported in 2015 that:

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

Education for dildo-diddlers

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

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

What about Sil-A-Gel?

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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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 Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator

This little bunny desired a new Rabbit

The Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Rabbit vibrator appealed to me for several reasons. It seems a superior version of a sex toy staple that I already enjoy. It is rechargeable, so it will save a fortune in batteries. It also comes  with it’s own storage case!

The sleek outer cardboard box gives the promise of something more luxurious than other rabbits I’ve tried. The black storage case safely stows an instruction manual and USB charging cable, in the left-hand mesh compartment. The Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable rabbit is secured in the right-hand side pocket. It is 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 the Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Rabbit vibrator is really easy. The jack can be put through a hole on the storage case, so that the vibrator can be charged discreetly. This is a unique feature that I’ve only encountered since owning the Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator.

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 Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Rabbit vibrator has 8 modes and 12 intensities. The modes are listed in the manual as follows:

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 Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Rabbit vibrator, as they seem to stroke all around my clitoris and my inner labia, 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 also deactivates when you plug the rabbit into a USB port.

Does the Lovehoney Desire Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator fulfill 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 basing my score on its orgasm capability, its ease of use and the level of detail / 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 Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator is in the 20% off when you buy 2 vibrators promotion!

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Adrien Lastic Smart Dream 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 vibrating egg 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 Adrien Lastic Smart Dream vibrating 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 Adrien Lastic Smart Dream Vibrating 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

The Adrien Lastic Smart Dream Vibrating egg takes about 2-hours to fully charge. 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).
Using the Smart Dream Vibrating Egg

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 the Adrien Lastic Smart Dream vibrating 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 Adrien Lastic Smart Dream Vibrating Egg 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!

The vibrators featured on this post are in the ‘20% off when you purchase two vibrators’ promotion.

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Wands – magical shafts of pleasure

Tracey Cox 10 Function Silicone Wand

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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