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.

In Canada / USA, Betty’s Toy Box stock the above three colour variants for $99.99.

 

 

 

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Fun Factory Stronic Drei

I’ve tried and tested a couple of Fun Factory toys; (please see my posts on the Fun Factory Jiggle Bouncer and the Amorino Rabbit, if you are interested in other toys by the company). As the Stronic Drei is an expensive toy I had not felt compelled to purchase it until I recently came across  Orgasmic’s Fun Factory sale. I knew it was a ‘pulsator’ rather than ‘just a vibrator’ so it seemed to offer something different from my usual toys. Additionally, the textured grooves and curved tip appealed to me as I enjoy some G-spot stimulation along with an internal massage. I had seen favourable reviews for it on other retailer’s websites, as well as on Orgasmic’s site. I figured I’d jump at the chance to own the Drei for a snip of its usual selling price.

Firstly, the Drei arrived in a discreet plain box from Orgasmic. Thumbs up. The Fun Factory packaging consists of a black outer sleeve showing the Drei in all its bold colourful glory on one side. The other side features a couple embracing with the female of the couple scratching her male lover’s back, ouch! I find the outer sleeve a bit too ‘in-your-face’ for my personal taste. The golden slim-line box that houses the Drei and its magnetic charger, plus instruction leaflets is much more tasteful. It simply has the Fun Factory logo on it.

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Click ‘n charge

As for getting the Drei ready to use, charging is simple via the magnetic USB ‘click ‘n charge’ cable. You just have to wait 16 hours…oh. Whilst waiting for it to charge I looked at the Drei, giving it my scrutiny. It is a hefty toy! Perhaps best to make sure you don’t try using it if you feel overly tired or have aching arms. It will only compound these issues. The silicone has a lot of drag. I mean a lot, so considering its girth, it will need considerable lubricant (not silicone-based).

In terms of functions, there are three buttons on the handle; the red FUN button that gets the toy started, the plus button (+) and minus button (-) which cycle through the programs. The buttons also operate a key lock system, so you can be assured your Drei won’t pulse to life during transit and waste that long-awaited charge. To lock the keys press and hold the FUN and (-) buttons for half a second. To unlock, press and hold the FUN and (+) buttons for half a second.

About the pulsation modes

The Drei can be used vaginally or anally, as it has a flared based. I’m only intending to use it vaginally though. For the purpose of this review it will only be tested in this way. It should NOT be used whilst it is connected to the magnetic charger (duh!), and it can be harmful to pacemaker wearers. In terms of its functions, it certainly puts some fun into the word function. There are 10 modes; 3 of which are ‘algorithmic’, 4 are ‘constant’ and the remaining 3 are ‘dynamic’. To switch on, press the FUN button to get the ‘Perfect Start’ constant setting. From here, you can press the (-) button once, twice or three times to cycle through the algorithmic modes; ‘Rattle’, ‘Gallop’ and ‘Dirty Dancing.’

Pressing the (+) button three times takes you back to the ‘Perfect Start.’ Alternatively, just press FUN to switch off, then switch it back on again. To cycle through the ‘constant’ modes (which increase in intensity) simply press the (+) button once to get to ‘Samba’, twice to get to ‘Rumble’ or three times to get to ‘Quicky.’ Continuing to press the (+) button another three sequential times will take you through the ‘dynamic’ modes; ‘Roller Ball,’ ‘Vienna Waltz’ and ‘Rumba.’ This probably sounds a lot more complicated than it is…cue picture!

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The algorithmic modes as described in the manual
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The constant and dynamic modes as described in the manual
Does the Stronic Drei get me wet?

Now its time to actually review this toy! On pressing the FUN button it actually makes my arm shake, and it does need plenty of lube to insert it, otherwise the silicone drags too much and it feels uncomfortable. Going through the patterns was fun for the novelty factor, but I can honestly say in nearly 20 minutes of play time with the Drei, they did not really feel ‘effective’ in getting me aroused and making me climax. The pulsing action caused my flesh to ‘wobble’ but internally it didn’t really do an awful lot for me. The tip didn’t seem to stimulate my G-spot very well, no matter how far the shaft was inserted. The flared base did not reach my clitoris whatsoever, so for clitoral stimulation (which I need to orgasm) I had to use my trusty battery powered wand.

And the pulsing, though a new experience, was nothing like the action of ‘proper sex;’ it was more a shake and rattling sensation on my lady parts which just bemused me and left me feeling frustrated. The textured grooves gave some degree of massage but not enough to write home about, and they seemed to serve better at trapping lubricant and body fluids. Cleaning was not too laborious- just wash in warm soapy water or with a sex toy cleaner, then leave to air-dry. Do not dry it with a cloth / towel or anything else, as the silicone is a lint-magnet!

Eins, Zwei, Drei, is this a toy I should buy?

So what did I like about this toy? The magnetic ‘click ‘n charge’ feature I like a lot. Just not the 16 hours charging time. The pulsing is nice if you want a sex toy that does the ‘work’ for you, but don’t expect a ‘sex machine’ because it ain’t that at all! I found the constant patterns, the ‘Rattle’ algorithmic mode, and the ‘Rumba’ Dynamic mode to be my preferable functions.

How do I rate it? Scores on the Drei are:

  • Usability = 8/10
  • Novelty = 8/10
  • Orgasm capability = 6/10
  • Value for money (based on RRP) = 5/10
  • overall = 7/10

 

Buy your Drei here!

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

In Canada, and USA  you can purchase the Stronic Drei for $189.99 from Betty’s Toy Box. Available in blue or pink.

 

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The current contents of my ‘bunny burrows’ toy collection

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:

Dildos
Battery powered vibrators
USB rechargeable vibrators/ suction toys
Mains powered toys
Anal toys
Bondage/ Discipline and sensation toys
  • Bondage Boutique Intermediate red suede flogger.
  • Silicone butterfly riding crop (Bondage Boutique).
  • Soft velvet hogtie set (Bondage Boutique).
  • Doc Johnson bondage candles.
  • DOMINIX Deluxe wooden dildo with leather flogger.
  • Fetish Fantasy gold pinwheel.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Hard Limits Bed Spreader Restraint kit.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch Adjustable nipple clamps.
  • House of Passion nipple clamps with chain.
  • Icicles No 38 glass dildo with leather flogger.
  • Lovehoney Beginner’s silicone tipped adjustable clitoral clip.
  • Feather Tickler (Lovehoney).
  • Lovehoney Tease Me silver handcuffs.
  • Tease Me nipple rings with heart charms (Lovehoney).
  • Spartacus beaded tweezer clitoral clamp.
  • Tease by Lovehoney spanking paddle (purple).
  • Tease by Lovehoney riding crop (purple).
  • Beginners flogger, purple, (Tease by Lovehoney).
  • Tracey Cox Supersex Bondage tape.
Other toys

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Rabbits

***Update 17th May 2017 – New pictures will be added as soon as I am able to get decent images. Please check again in the following weeks.
Tracey Cox Supersex USB Rechargeable Rabbit

This sleek black silicone rabbit was procured in a 3 for £75 deal. It’s my third rabbit. My other two are far more girly looking. One is the Lovehoney Dream Silicone G-spot Rabbit (see below) in purple. The other is the Ann Summers Rampant Rabbit in neon pink (also below). Both of those are battery powered, whereas the Tracey Cox rabbit is USB rechargeable.

The Tracey Cox rabbit looks very stylish, and the contouring of the shaft and ears make it look like it should hit all of my sweet spots. The ears are gentle on the clitoris and flutter to stimulate that nerve-laden nub very well. However, the shaft is a little short for my liking and so does not reach my G-spot effectively. Placement of the buttons frustrates me. I often accidentally switch the rabbit off mid-use, usually when things are getting more interesting, and for obvious reasons this is off-putting.

The vibration patterns do not work for me. I need continuous vibrations from both shaft and the ears, so only the first two settings give me that. I like that the rabbit is USB rechargeable, and it is easily plugged in to my laptop and ‘juiced up.’

This is perhaps my favourite rabbit in terms of appearance, and it’s taken a while for me to appreciate its orgasmic capability. It does take me a bit longer to climax with the Tracey Cox, but the wait is usually worth it. Get yours from Lovehoney for £49.99!

 

Lovehoney Dream Silicone G-Spot Rabbit

Lovehoney’s Dream Silicone rabbit is a very good contender for my other battery-powered rabbit (see below). Not necessarily better, but different. I like the colour and seeing the beads through the shaft. It’s nice that it can rotate in both directions. The ears have a good range of pulsing sensations, though most frequently I resort to the continuous pulse on a lower setting, as my clitoris can get too sensitive.

I enjoyed riding this rabbit, and feeling when it hit my G-spot. It bought me to orgasm pretty swiftly.

Available from Lovehoney for £34.99.

 

 Ann Summers Rampant Rabbit (the Neon one)

This was my first rabbit, and I still have a special place in my bunny heart for it. It takes 3 AA batteries, which are easy to insert. The settings are varied, going from continuous vibrations to patterns. The shaft and ears are controlled by separate buttons, which is a handy feature. This rabbit is bright and packs some power despite being battery-operated. I enjoy using this rabbit, though the silicone is not as soft and flexible as either the Tracey Cox rabbit (above) or the Lovehoney Desire Luxury USB rechargeable rabbit. Buy your Neon Rampant Rabbit from Ann Summers for £42.

Fun Factory Amorino USB Rechargeable Rabbit 

The Fun Factory Amorino Rabbit is certainly funky in its appearance! It came in the sleek gold Fun Factory box, with outer sleeve showing the rabbit in all its Technicolor splendour. The charging is unique, in that it has magnetic contacts. It plugs into the USB port of a laptop.

The vibrator is quiet enough when on, even at the higher settings, and there is a key lock system to prevent it being accidentally switched on in transit. In use though, it just didn’t quiet reach the spots I needed it to. The shaft is a bit too short, and the clitoral stimulator also a bit short and stubby. I didn’t really feel that the band gave any benefit either. It seemed a bit gimmicky to me.

In essence it’s a very striking looking toy, but I think it’s been over-engineered and has lost the key design features it needs; a long enough shaft and ears. Considering the price, there is no storage pouch either. The toy is easy to clean; the band slips off easily, the silicone is nice and smooth, and doesn’t harbour any unpleasant smells.

Although the Amorino didn’t deliver me the thrills it promised, it would be suitable for those who like different pattern settings and are looking for a shorter rabbit- after all we are all built differently.

The Amorino is currently available from Orgasmic for only £35.00, and is available in Petrol Blue or Pink.

Betty’s Toy Box sell the Amorino for $99.99 in either blue or pink.

Betty's Toy Box

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What’s in a name? The importance of branding.

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

Romeo & Juliet II, ii, 1-2.

 

The importance of branding

Since I started my blog and was asked to come up with ideas for a domain name, I have been pondering this issue. Moreover, how does a brand become and remain successful at selling Adult toys and lingerie? In addition, how well do they engage with their target market / audience?

Exhibit 1, case in point, is the brand Lovehoney. It’s one I go to time and again since my sexual reawakening. I say reawakening, as I believe I was a sexual person prior to discovering Lovehoney and being on the contraceptive pill. These desires just got put to sleep by artificial hormones and a somewhat unexciting sex-life.

But back to the question on naming. Lovehoney as a title for a brand suggests flowery romance, and cute couples trying fun new things together. That’s part of the clever marketing that attracted me to buy from them. The website displays young beautiful couples, enjoying themselves. The lingerie caters for all. There are demure baby dolls and chemises, to more overtly ‘sexual’ crotch-less teddies and body-stockings. In addition, they stock fetish wear and role-play costumes for the more kinky and adventurous.

Then there are the toys; vibrators and dildos for single ladies and also couples to enjoy. Similarly, the male masturbators and prostate / anal* toys to be enjoyed by men (*anal toys can of course be thoroughly enjoyed by women!) There are novelty items, such as candy bras and G-strings, cloning kits and chocolate willies. The playful items like ‘ring for sex’ bell, sexy dice, lovers’ chequebooks and IOUs…

Global reach of sex retailers

All these items wouldn’t be successful if they did not have the right company name and branding behind them. Moreover, online retailers such as Lovehoney lend themselves to the ability to reach global audiences at any time of day from numerous devices.

Via online fora, ‘community members’ can discuss and debate the merits of certain toys over others. Which rabbit gives the best combined stimulation? Which butt plug will stimulate the prostate? Are the vibrations buzzy or rumbly on this toy? How fierce are these nipple clamps? There are so many things to consider when buying sex toys and it is a growing industry with new retailers appearing all the time, particularly online.

So from looking at Lovehoney alone, it seems that toys and the company branding need to appeal to women, men, couples, singles, lesbian /gay,bisexual, transgender, young, middle-aged and older target markets to enjoy the success of a multinational retailer. As well as the name, the company tagline also needs to have gravitas with the consumer.

Taglines, boxes, and technical toys

Take Tantus’ tagline for example; Good Clean Fun. This states that Tantus wish to provide toys that are good quality and enable the user to experience safe enjoyment that’s fun enough to repeat with future purchases. I’m unsure of the origin of the name Tantus. At a guess, I would suggest it’s an amalgamation of Tantalise Us. This infers it is inclusive of all; irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, age, race or creed. The need for sexual fulfilment is a biological drive innate in each of us. It can wax and wane according to our stage in life, events happening to us / around us, and how we relate to our partners. Perhaps even more significantly, how we relate to ourselves.

The toy packaging needs to reflect the company’s values and ethos. Tantus achieve this by using white glossy cardboard boxes with contemporary styling. Large plastic mouldings encase the toys, letting them ‘speak for themselves’. When I see my iridescent purple Charmer dildo through the plastic casing, I think, “that’s an attractive phallus! The quality looks reassuring that this toy will last me through the decades, as I acquire more toys. Some of which may not stand the test of time, heaven forbid I drop a glass dildo!”.

As another case in point, Fun Factory promotes cutting-edge toys that excite and are innovative. This is clear from their packaging; sleek gold boxes with outer sleeves that show the toys in their Technicolor glory or a ‘fun’ scenario, such as a bartender shaking a cocktail (cue the Jiggle Bouncer dildo). I owned one of their rabbits (the Amorino), which sadly despite looking fabulous was not to my genitalia’s liking. The shaft was just too short; the ears did nothing for my clitoris, which for me is the ‘orgasmic mothership’. Fail to embark on that, and you just plummet back to Earth! The one cool thing about this toy was that it had magnetic contacts for USB charging! Despite this toy not making the cut, I am interested in trying other Fun Factory toys, as they look so well-designed.

A name isn’t everything

We’ve looked at the good, but what about the not-so-good? I’m not about naming and shaming here, but there are companies that still use materials that aren’t completely body safe; porous materials that harbour bacteria and smells. Very unpleasant not to mention unhygienic…just ew! In addition, their names and branding may not be very appealing nor inclusive…images of pretty young girls suggest that some toys are only for younger women, whilst other images are bordering on pornographic – bleurgh! Then there is the packaging that is just dull, and not very exciting. Like something printed off a HP connected to an IBM in someone’s home office!

To round up, a name needs to appeal to a wide target market, inclusive of all orientations, creeds, and ages. The tagline needs to reaffirm the retailer’s values and ethos. Lastly, packaging needs to be firmly in keeping with these themes. It needs to reflect the object’s USP (unique selling point), whether it is luxury, innovation or keeping things fun. I’m hoping the name BreakTheBed.com as a domain for a new adult online retailer will not just imply the obvious, i.e. sex so good that you literally ‘break the bed!’ But I hope it will also be seen metaphorically – breaking the sometimes societal-imposed constraints that sex is just for the bedroom. Moreover, to promote and support the many forms of sex, including heterosexual, gay/ lesbian, bisexual, polyamory, and transgender. After all, we all desire good sex, and good sex can help with having good health / well-being.

 

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****Update March 2017****

Break the Bed sadly did not take off but I was happy to be involved in this ‘project’ although short-lived.