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

Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer

Suction dildo to make me Bounce, like Kelis’s single

The Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer packaging is, well, fun, with a picture of a bartender shaking a cocktail, on the outer sleeve. Inside is a gold box, containing the red phallus. The dildo itself is very striking; I love the red colour, and the wavy shaping. It does sound like a muffled maraca of sorts!

It jiggles, like a ‘muffled maraca!’

The suction cup isn’t the best; I tried wetting it and sticking it to the flat edge of my bathtub, and bouncing up and down, which lead to it coming unstuck a few times. I also tried it on the floor, and it became my own personal space hopper! That provided some amusement.

Although the suction cup is not very sticky, the silicone is adept enough at attracting lint, which isn’t ideal. However, this should not pose too much of a problem for me, seeing as I intend to store it in the box.

The feel of the jiggle balls rotating is very unique, and it feels very pleasurable hitting my front wall. It is very smooth, maybe a mere hint of some drag. The Jiggle Bouncer does lack texturing, which would be a great (and in some cases necessary) addition, to facilitate clitoral stimulation. This would enable awesome blended orgasms without the need for a bullet vibe or similar.

I really like the girth on this toy; filling enough without being too much of a stretch. I will have much fun hopping on this bad boy. Which is just as well, as this bunny likes to hop!

How does it rate?
  • Aesthetics = 9/10
  • Orgasm capability = 9/10
  • Ease of use = 10/10
  • Value = 8/10
  • Overall = 9/10

 

Where to buy

The Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer is available in black from Lovehoney for £69.99.

Lovehoney currently has a ‘free vibrator when you spend £100 on Fun Factory toys’ promotion!

In Canada / USA, Betty’s Toy Box stock the Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer in  three colour variants (black, red and pink) for $99.99.

 

 

 

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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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Liberator Pulse Cushion

Liberator pulse cushion for the pushin’

I’d heard of the Liberator range and thought, ‘ok, they sound like nice cushions but surely they cannot justify the £65+ price tag?!’ I was more tempted to splash out on one when I struck up a conversation with Damian from Bedroom Adventures, and was kindly offered a 25% discount. From their range, the Liberator Pulse cushion took my fancy as it offers pockets for holding toys. Not to mention, dildos can be held within the Liberator Pulse cushion to form my very own rodeo ride! Now if that doesn’t quicken the pulse, I don’t know what will!

The flip-top packaging gives ideas for how to use the Liberator Pulse cushion

Besides, just being useful as a solo masturbatory aid, the Liberator Pulse can aid comfort for partner play, acting as a wedge. Raised hips add something deeply sinful to standard missionary. The Liberator Pulse cushion can also be leant over for a more ‘relaxing’ doggie style. There’s no need to fret about getting wet and sticky on the cushion, as it has a velvety removable cover that can be machine washed.

Shrink-wrapped for economic shipping

The box that the Liberator Pulse cushion arrived in looked far too small. I had heard that the cushions were vacuum-packed to save space and waste less packaging. A sexy lady was on the box, and there was a magnetic flip opening to give more information about the cushion’s uses. On opening the box, the Pulse was tightly compressed into a mini sleeping-bag style case. I removed the vacuum-packed Pulse from the bag, and released it from its plastic wrapper. Poof! It blew back up to its normal size. Impressive! The cushion consisted of the foam  encased in its waterproof jacket. The velvety plush cover was packaged separately.

The cover was easy enough to position over the cushion. Once set up, I was keen to try out my new Liberator. I tried using my Tango bullet and the Leaf Vitality + vibrator in the pocket. I found with both though, that they didn’t easily reach my clitoris. Moreover, because the pocket is quite wide, there is a bit too much ‘wriggle room.’ The first dildo I tried in the cushion was my Shaftsbury metal dildo. I found this got ‘lost’ within the cushion too easily though, being a slimmer dildo. I tried a meatier, silicone dildo; the Tantus Echo. This has a base so is better for being ‘gripped’ by the Pulse’s opening. I tried riding my toys on the cushion, in both directions. The best orientation I found was having the thicker part under my butt. This gave the best position for rocking against.

Rocking and Rolling

Using the Liberator Pulse cushion is a fun way to grind myself against my dildos. I find the thicker dildos with a base work best with the cushion. I feel supported, so I can play for extended periods without getting fatigued. Conventional straddling of a toy over my bed can get tiring on the thighs and butt after a time. Though I’ve not played much with clitoral toys in the pockets, I’m wondering how a rabbit would fare in the slot of the pulse. I’m sure I could put my Desire Rabbit to good use in this way, as I like to straddle this toy using it on my bed.

When the cover needs a wash, it is easy enough to remove and put in the machine on a 40 degree synthetic cycle. It dries within 24 hours. The cushion itself is discreet. It has the Liberator label, but this does not scream out sexual aid.

For use with Mr Bunny, the Liberator Pulse cushion makes a nice comfy prop to lean over for doggie style, or I can wedge it under my hips. Either way, it’s a fun toy to add to our collection!

Get your Liberator Pulse!

Bedroom Adventures have kindly offered to provide a 20% discount to readers of this blog, with the code given on the blog homepage . This is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In Canada / US, the Liberator Pulse cushion can be purchased from Betty’s Toy Box for $84.99.

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Satisfyer Pro 2 Reviewed

A Satisfying range of toys

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

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

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

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

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

Testing in the bath

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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Ceramix # 4 Blue and White hollow dildo, by Pipedream

Visit Wonderland

The Ceramix # 4 Blue and White hollow dildo by Pipedream looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland. It is displayed in its box, through a clear plastic window, akin to peering through Carroll’s magical Looking Glass. I was enticed to jump in, as Alice was similarly entreated by the Glass.

How the dildo can be used for sensation play

Descriptive information on the box enlightens the lucky owner to the pleasures of temperature play. As the dildo is hollow, it can be filled with either warm (but NOT boiling), or chilled water. Approximately 100 ml is enough to fill the attractive phallus.  The silicone stopper wedges in tightly, (as it should), so you may need longer nails to ease it out. Take care to support the Ceramix # 4 whilst doing so, to prevent it meeting a terrible demise.

In use, I find warm water far more pleasurable than chilled. Warmth enhances my erogenous satisfaction, whereas chilled water inside the Ceramix # 4 numbs and desensitises me. The angling of the bulbous head is good for G-spot stimulation. As the base is flared, and the dildo is harness-compatible, it is suitable for anal play. I have not used it in this way, but I imagine it could offer pleasurable P-spot stimulation for men. Women may also enjoy it anally, as it has a ‘rippled’ texture to it, so it is not uniformly ‘flat’ along the shaft.

Since the material is ceramic, it can be used with water-based or silicone-based lubricant. Cleaning is easy too, simply wash with antibacterial soap and water. Teamed with clitoral stimulation, I can achieve a blissful blended orgasm with the Ceramix # 4 dildo. Like Alice, I cannot wait to go back to Wonderland!

 

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Update 16 May 2017

After an online chat with Betty’s Toy Box, I have learnt that the Ceramix # 4 is being discontinued by Pipedream Products. This is a real shame, since the Ceramix and Icicles toys are the main ranges I like from this manufacturer. Betty's Toy Box

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