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!

Betty's Toy Box

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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Fifty Shades Freed® Its Divine Beaded Glass Wand

As a collector of other Fifty Shades toys, I was interested to try one of the latest offerings from the E. L. James approved pleasure collection. I have previously reviewed the Drive Me Crazy glass wand from the original series of toys. It seems appropriate to test another glass toy and compare the two. Lovehoney kindly sent me the Fifty Shades Freed® It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand, in exchange for this review.

I eagerly opened the box to find not just one It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand, but two! The timing couldn’t have been better really, as the blog is shortly due to celebrate it’s first anniversary. What better than to host a giveaway to mark the occasion?! Christina at Lovehoney supports this idea, so the giveaway launched a week ago. If you’ve yet to see it, you can either find it here, or on my Twitter timeline (under my Pinned Tweet).

That’s enough preamble; onto the review! The packaging for the Fifty Shades Freed® range is as attractive as it has been for the previous collections. Each collection has it’s own colour-coordinated theming, and Freed is no different. The outer box is a dark purple evoking passion and embossed with rose gold typography. The inner box is a more robust affair, and is plain black with Fifty Shades Freed® embossing (once again) in rose gold. Lift the lid and inside the It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand sits in a plastic tray.  Under the tray are the obligatory satin storage pouch, in a deep plum along with instruction leaflet.

It’s Divine-ly sculpted

The Fifty Shades Freed® It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand is a classy looking dildo. When I look at it, the Sam Sparro song Black and Gold comes into my mind. The curved wand has five beaded ‘bulbs’ along its length. A sixth bulb functions as the handle. On the front of this, the logo is visible in gold. Notice the theme here?

Now, the more eagle-eyed among you have probably spotted that Lovehoney sell their own version of this wand. It’s slightly cheaper, so if you’re keen on a glass beaded dildo, then Lovehoney’s own is less expensive (*subject to promotional offers). The two dildos primarily differ in their circumference and length:

Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo: 

  • Circumference: 5.5 inches.
  • Insertable Length: 8 inches.
  • Length: 9 inches.

Fifty Shades Freed® It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand:

  • Circumference: 4.5 inches.
  • Insertable Length: 7 inches.
  • Length: 8 inches.

Personally I’m happy with slightly less girth, as it means I do not necessarily need to be fully ‘warmed up’ to accept the bulbs. The beauty of glass is that it glides so well on its own. If you produce enough of your own natural lubricant, then you won’t need to apply any. I am more than happy to use lubricant, and glass toys lend themselves to either water-based or silicone-based lubricants.

 

Verre is versatile

I like to use glass at its ambient temperature or slightly warm. The bulbs of the Fifty Shades Freed® Its Divine Beaded Glass Wand feel sublime when caressed over my labia and vulva. It’s a pleasure to relax into the moment as  the glass strokes my skin and  warms to my core temperature. As the beads enter my vagina, it reminds me why I like glass so much. The bulbous texture is so much more arousing than a uniformly phallic dildo. With the curve, the tapered tip hits my inner front wall, and I can thrust or rock to my content.

Not only is this dildo great for vaginal stimulation, but I imagine it would be pretty awesome for anal use too. I’ve just not had the time to test this myself, but seeing as the shaft is curved I do not see why anal use be procluded.

At the start of this review I mentioned that I’d compare the It’s Divine Wand to the Drive Me Crazy wand. I actually prefer the beads of the It’s Divine to the little nubs of the Drive Me Crazy. The reason why is that they are more filling and I like the gentle stretching sensation that each bulb provides. Moreover, I feel that the curve in the shaft and the tapering of the tip on the It’s Divine Wand are better for G-spot stimulation. Hence if you are new to the Fifty Shades collection and are looking to try glass, I’d say choose the It’s Divine over the Drive Me Crazy.

It’s Divine has a more tapered end making it better suited for G-spot play.

For those that want slightly more girth at a cheaper price you may be better off selecting the Lovehoney own brand dildo, but that’s a decision that lies with yourself. Cleaning the wand is really easy; simply use an antibacterial wipe or soap and water. Leave to dry or wipe dry with a lint-free cloth.

Where to buy

The Fifty Shades Freed It’s Divine Beaded Glass Wand is available from Lovehoney for £34.99.

 

 

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