I don’t have an itemised list of everything sex toy related I currently possess. Whilst browsing websites of some of my peers I came across their sex toy collections. Apart from ‘wow, they have an awesome stash of pleasure-giving goodies!’ it made me think I need to publish what I own, so that any companies I may want to approach in the future know what I’m into sex-toy wise. Moreover, I hope it will give some insights as to my ‘kinks.’
Here it is, a fully-compiled, neatly categorised list of everything I currently own:
This toy 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.’
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.
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 means 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:
Low frequency continuous vibrations.
Continuous vibrations (medium frequency).
Continuous vibrations (high frequency).
Six fast pulses followed by a longer pulse, repeated.
Ascending / descending wave.
Ascending pulses, repeated.
Seventeen higher frequency slow pulses, followed by fast pulsing.
Eleven fast pulses, followed by low frequency continuous vibrations (5 seconds).
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.
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. Currently, a free magic wand worth £29.99 is offered with the Unite.
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!
A selection of anal toys that I currently have (or previously owned, in the case of the Basics Beaded Prober with Finger Loop).
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Adrien Lastic Triball Anal Beaded Butt Plug
I have recently tested this butt plug, so I will start by saying that it’s my first toy from the Spanish retailer. I like the bright blue colour which is different from the usual pink or otherwise girly colouring. That being said, this plug is also available in pink! It’s also a change from the black silicone that seems to be a ‘new wave’ in sex toy aesthetics. The box has a fresh and funky design, with a flip opening to reveal the toy behind its plastic window.
Being a smaller and tapered plug, it looks like it would be good for a beginner to anal play. I’m no beginner, though I’m not yet hardened enough to take on toys with more girth than about 4.5-5 inches in circumference. There are three ‘balls’ increasing in size. On insertion the first ball disappears easily, though the flexibility of the plug made it a bit tricky to slide into my anus. The second ball pops in without too much trouble. With a bit of encouragement, the final ball enters the dark side of my ‘moon.’
At this stage I was feeling like I was starting to feel more full back there, but there was room for more. Because of the thickness of the third ball, it does not slide in and out as easily as my Lovehoney BASICS anal beads. Hence there it not as much sensation during play with the Triball plug. It could do with the third ball being a bit narrower. and a couple more balls after the third one. It’s a shame I didn’t try this toy when I was a beginner to anal play, as I feel like I’ve already ‘out-grown’ it.
This plug is currently in the 2 for £15 offer at Lovehoney, along with the
Lovehoney Silicone Booty Buddy (see below for review)
Doc Johnson Crystal Jellies Ribbed Anal Dildo, (see below for review)
The Booty Buddy was procured in a two for £15 deal on butt plugs. It comes in the standard Lovehoney white and orange box, with a leaflet giving information about how to use it.
On first inspection, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d been short-changed… Compared with other plugs, this one appears tiny, and almost looks like it’s been snapped in half!
When inserted, however, it gives a nice satisfying fill and curves to reach places other plugs may not reach. The external bar gives some nice perineal attention too.
The bulb rubs against my vaginal back wall from the other side in a pleasing way. It was really stimulating when used with a dildo in my vagina.
So, don’t be put off by its small size… it is effective with what it has!
Doc Johnson Crystal Jellies Ribbed Anal Starter Dildo
I was lucky enough to be selected to test this item in exchange for an honest review. It came packaged in a clear plastic sleeve, with the glossy insert providing the description of the toy’s intended use.
For first use, I thought it might be interesting to try it vaginally. As a dildo, it slid in nicely with a bit of lube. It made an interesting change from the rigid glass or plastic dildos I have become accustomed to. The beads gave some pleasant internal stimulation too.
For anal use, I did find it a bit tricky to insert initially, due to the flexible nature of the toy. I used a condom over it, to make cleaning easier and to prevent any lingering unpleasant odours. Even with cleaning, some toys can retain odour after anal use, particularly silicone ones. This toy may not have that issue, but it is my preference to use a condom over it.
The dildo is a nice length. Some more rigid plugs I find a bit short, but this one gave a feeling of pleasant fullness without being too overwhelming. The ribbed texture gives nice sensations as it is teased in and out of the anus.
I also used the dildo anally whilst using a glass dildo vaginally, for double penetration. The flexible nature means you can enjoy DP without any discomfort, and the flared base helps it stay in place.
Overall it’s a nice toy for novices to anal play, and some more experienced users may enjoy it also.
Lovehoney BASICS Beaded Anal Prober with Finger Loop
I bought this as I was curious to try anal play. The prober looked fairly good for beginners, and has a loop for easy handling. I thought the beaded texture would be more stimulating than straight sides.
In use, I found it inserted easily enough with some lube, and yes, it is solid, but I didn’t find it uncomfortable as a beginner. My issue was more that it slides back out too easily, so you constantly need to hold it. This makes solo play a bit trickier if you want to stimulate other areas at the same time.
I liked it enough to want to experiment with other anal toys, and it is made of skin-safe rubber. Get yours from Lovehoney for only £9.99.
Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Plug Set
Of the glass plugs I own so far, these are probably my favourites due to their shape and size. The two plugs come boxed in the black and pink Tracey Cox packaging, nestled in a plastic tray which keeps them safe. Also included are two black velvet drawstring bags; useful for storing glass toys, though I’ve decided to keep mine boxed to keep them better protected and to distinguish them from my other glass items.
To warm up (literally) I started with the clear beaded glass plug. I had pre-heated it in warm water, as I am not a fan of cold glass. The beads felt very pleasant gliding in my anus, liberally lubed up to help the process. The plug is quite short, so it may not be long enough to stimulate all my erogenous spots back there. Teamed with my Tracey Cox wand for clitoral stimulation, I was able to achieve a lovely undulating orgasm, enhanced by the anal play. When lubed up, this plug does get quite awkward to hold without it sliding out of your grip. It also slides out of my butt quite easily too, so you can’t really use it hands-free.
I found the black glass prober with finger loop to be the main star of this box set, as it is curved so can reach more nerve endings which would make it good for both females (stimulating the back vaginal wall) and males (for prostate). This piece of glass was also pre-warmed and is so much easier to manipulate with the finger loop. Again teamed with clitoral stimulation, I was orbited into a state of bliss with this sleek black beauty.
A great set to use if you like anal play and are keen on trying glass for hot or cold sensations. It’s not intimidating size-wise so would also be good for those who are new to anal play, or new to anal play using rigid plugs.
This is a stunning piece of glass. Do not be fooled by its apparent small size. It is a weighty butt plug, and the 4.75 inch circumference is definitely not for a newbie to anal play.
I have used a couple of small butt plugs and some basic anal beads, and the circumference on this plug definitely stretches me.
The beauty of this plug is that being glass, it is so easy to clean and does not retain any unpleasant smells unlike other materials. It comes with a nice little velvet drawstring pouch for safe storage.
The purple swirl in the glass makes it very attractive. It could even double as a juicer.
When used in conjunction with a dildo for vaginal penetration, it gives a very full feeling, and creates pressure on the back vaginal wall, for extra internal stimulation. The overall effect is a very pleasant orgasm! Get yours from Lovehoney for only £19.99, (currently in the 2 for £25 toys & lingerie offer).