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 20% off when you buy two 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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So Divine Bootylicious Booty Plug

I was asked if I’d like to try So Divine’s Bootylicious Booty Plug in exchange for an honest review. The Bootylicious Booty Plug is the larger-sized sibling to the Sweet Sensation plug. Its design and silicone body are essentially the same as the smaller predecessor. The packaging is pretty much identical also, consisting of the white and purple box. The So Divine Bootylicious Booty Plug is shown on the front of the box. A clear window on the back shows the actual plug inside the box. A schematic diagram of three little butt plugs highlights the Bootylicious Booty Plug as the ‘middle-weight contender.’

The Bootylicious Booty Plug is the middle-weight plug from the So Divine range

 

Inside the box, the plug sits in a foam insert within a pull-out tray. The plug has a clear faux crystal in its base, and there are two other crystals in the box. One is purple, whilst the other is yellow.  The crystals do have a rough ‘tag’ on the circumference. I suspect these are from cutting the crystals out of their moulds.

Under the plug, there is a purple velvet drawstring pouch. The plug itself measures 3.3 inches long and the circular base is 1.5 inches wide. The widest part of the bulb has a circumference of 4.5 inches, and the insertable length is 2.1 inches.

Feeling Bootylicious

To use the Bootylicious Booty Plug, I find I need to be relaxed and ideally to have had an orgasm prior to inserting. The plug needs copious water-based lubricant, since it is silicone so has greater resistance than glass or metal. The silicone is also relatively firm. The shape of the plug is squat and compact. Once inserted, the plug feels comfortable to wear, though I only wore it for about 2 hours at most in any one time. I like the fact the crystal is changeable and that you can wash the crystals separately to remove any ‘gunk.’

Cleaning the So Divine Bootylicious Booty Plug is easy. Just clean with antibacterial soap / sex-toy cleaner and water. You can also sterilise by boiling the plug for 5-10 minutes. The plug retails for £22.99 from Lovehoney.

It is currently in Lovehoney’s ‘20% off when you buy 2 butt plugs’ promotion.

As a plug for an intermediate anal toy user, I’d say the Bootylicious Booty Plug is a perfectly suitable contender. If you like a bit of ‘bling,’ ease of maintenance and (reasonably firm) silicone, then it will work for you. Conversely, if you like larger/ longer anal toys, temperature play and the ability to use silicone-based or hybrid lubricants, then it perhaps will not be the right plug for you.

I’d like to thank So Divine for allowing me to test the Bootylicious Booty plug in exchange for my honest opinion. Affiliate links are included in this post. If you use them, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you, xx

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 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.

 

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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!

 

  • From Betty’s Toy Box, Echo is currently available in ‘white’ or ‘midnight purple’ for the fantastic price of $54.99!
  • The Supersoft Echo is now available too, in purple haze for $74.99.

 

 

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Dodil reshapeable Dildo

Redefining and redesigning the Dildo

After several rounds of communication with Richard Almgren, the designer of the Dodil reshapeable dildo (also the Head of Engineering at the company behind the morphing phallus), I was given the opportunity to test the Swedish-designed newcomer to the sex toy market.

The Dodil’s unique selling point and ‘tagline’ is that it provides “intimacy individualised.” Since it can be moulded into a shape you desire, you are ultimately able to engineer a toy that will fit your anatomy. Moreover the Dodil can be remoulded multiple times. So if you do not like what you create, no problemo; just heat it up in its own bespoke thermos and shape it into something you do like!
As a company, Dodil affirm that they are gender-neutral (hence why they chose the aquamarine colour I am guessing), and sex positive. I already like them! Not only this, but they supply products that are body-safe and eco-friendly; the Dodil has a 100% biodegradable inner core.
What I received from the Dodil

In my discreet plain package from Buildovations, I received the large sturdy aquamarine thermos flask, containing the Dodil itself, an instruction leaflet and a length of black plastic ‘twine.’ The flask is huge and before you shout ‘hooray, now I can keep a hot flask of coffee with me wherever I go!,’ be warned that it is only advised for use in heating the Dodil. I’m sorry to break it to you. But, nonetheless it will keep your Dodil safe from prying eyes and dust-free in your cupboard when it’s not being used.

The huge thermos, instruction leaflet and the black plastic ‘twine’ that can be used to help shape your Dodil.

As for the Dodil, it is a firm thick silicone ‘sausage’ shape, about 5.25 inches in circumference, and 7.5 inches length. There is a colour-coordinating ‘cap’ at one end (the base), that has the Dodil logo. This end is sticking upwards in the image of the Dodil in its flask, within the instructional leaflet. The black ‘twine’ is included to enable you to tie it around the Dodil shaft when shaping, so that you can create ‘bulbs’. In addition, you can bend the Dodil, and twist or pinch it to manipulate it to the form you wish to pleasure yourself with. It can be used vaginally or anally, though for anal use it needs to have a defined bend to prevent it from becoming sucked into the anus. For the purposes of this review I’ll be testing it vaginally.

One important instruction is not to stretch it to a length over 30cm. And also not to use any sharp implements when shaping the Dodil, that could damage the exterior or penetrate into the core. Oh, and definitely do not microwave the Dodil.

Instruction leaflet – comprehensive and notes what NOT to do with your Dodil to keep it at its best.
The fun part
In my initial attempt at heating the Dodil in its flask (did I say it was huge?!) I made the error of not putting enough boiling hot water in. Hence, after a 30 minute wait, I had a Dodil that was still solid in its upper two thirds, and mouldable only in its lower third. Ok, maybe it is obvious to some people that the flask needs to be full to completely submerge the Dodil, but it wasn’t so to me. Never mind; i just popped the phallus back in the flask, reboiled my kettle and filled the thermos. This time, after the 30 minute wait, I had a Dodil that was pretty much shapeable, save the uppermost tip (which is actually the base, as I mentioned above).
I then got to work with the twine, wrapping it around and squeezing the Dodil until it bulged in various places. To help it retain its new shape I held the Dodil under cold running water. Fairly soon, the core and outer surface became rigid once more. I was amused at my ‘creative’ attempt at fashioning my first customised dildo. Moreover, I was keen to see if it would do what I was hoping it would…get me off, of course!
My first creative attempt at ‘sex-shaping’ my own Dodil dildo!
The even *more* fun part!

After I’d marvelled at my creation, I decided it was time to see if the ‘proof is in the pudding,’ so to speak. I had tried to mould an angled bulbous end to target my G-spot. The lower part of the shaft was not necessarily well-considered nor crafted with much finesse, but it would serve as a good ‘handle’ portion of the Dodil.

After warming up with a clitoral vibrator, I lubed up my newly-crafted Dodil and eased it into my eager vagina. The angling of the ‘head’ seemed to work a treat at targeting my G-spot. And the girth of the bulbous end was fulfilling without being too much to bear. Thrusting the Dodil whilst using my vibrator on my clitoris soon lead to a climactic release, that was extremely pleasurable. The shape was retested on another separate occasion to see if the effect would be repeated (it was!). The silicone is very smooth and has a slight drag, though not excessive so as to be uncomfortable or make it a total ‘lint-magnet.’

After my play, I then decided it was time to remould my Dodil, to test its reshape-ability.

Back into the Thermos

The Dodil went back into its ‘mini-oven’ to heat and soften it so that it could be shaped into a new dildo. This time, I managed to get a perfectly soft Dodil in 30 minutes, and then remoulding took another 10-15 minutes. I did notice when manipulating it, that it does revert away from the shape you are trying to create. So you need to keep hold of it in the shape you desire, whilst it cools.

‘Cooking’ the Dodil

The Dodil can be held under cold water to help speed up firming and setting. Also, it is of note that the outer surface of the Dodil indents very easily when soft, so this could affect its aesthetic appearance in creating the ‘end product.’

For my next shape, I attempted what I feel resembles a ‘Dolphin.’ I’ve not yet tested this shape, but I will update this post when I have tried it.

Beautiful curves, although any design ‘imperfections’ will also be retained.
Final Thoughts and where to buy

I like the Dodil and the company’s stance in designing a gender-neutral, sex-positive toy that has multiple possibilities. It was fun to create new shapes, and even more fun testing them. The only down-side is the time it takes…45 minutes to craft a dildo is quite a long time if you live in a busy household with various distractions. Having said that, you can leave the Dodil to ‘incubate’ in the thermos whilst you get on with another task (most commonly laundry in my household!).

My feeling is that despite the novelty of being able to re-shape your Dodil, it will probably be best used by being moulded into a shape that works how you’d like it to. That way you will get the benefit of your own personalised sex toy for a longer duration. If / and when you get bored of it, you can always create a new design at that point in time.

The Dodil can be purchased for 79.00 Euros from the Dodil store.

They even include free worldwide ‘green’ shipping (climate neutral).  So you can be assured that in buying your new pleasure toy you are not having a detrimental impact on the environment; yay!

I’d like to extend my gratitude to Richard at The Dodil for sending me their reshapeable dildo to test. The views I write here are completely unbiased and honest. Affiliate links are included in this post; this means that if you click the link to purchase your Dodil I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance xx

Kegel Balls

Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls, 221g

I’ve had these kegel balls for some time, having purchased them from Lovehoney in May 2016. It’s taken me until December 2016 to review them as for me, they are the pelvic-floor equivalent of lifting a 200lb barbell! In reality, I haven’t lifted anything much heavier than my toddler daughter who is only about a 10th of that weight!

They are packaged in a lovely sturdy black box, embossed with Fifty Shades of Grey on the lid. Also included in the box are a leaflet with instructions and a silver satin drawstring bag. The pleasure balls themselves are two carbon steel balls interconnected by a sturdy silicone retrieval cord with a large chrome-plated ‘tag’ engraved with ‘Fifty shades of Grey’. Despite the weight being stated as 221g on Lovehoney’s page, my Salter digital balance weighed these balls in at 189g. Nonetheless, they still feel mighty heavy compared with my other kegel balls, though the circumference of these balls seems about the same as the silicone Beyond Aroused balls (also from the Fifty Shades of Grey range; see below).

In use, the balls slide in easily with the help of some water-based lubricant (avoid silicone lube to avoid damaging the retrieval cord), and I can hold them in for about 10 minutes at a time. As this milestone is reached, the lower ball starts to drop and slide out of my vagina. Whether this is due to the weight of the balls or the slipperiness when they’re coated with lube, I’m not quite sure, though I suspect at the present time they are simply more weight than my nether regions can handle!

They are reasonably straightforward to clean with antibacterial cleaner/ soap and warm water, and then I leave them to air dry. The metal tag is pretty big and may get awkward to hold in underwear, though I cannot really comment on this seeing as I’ve not worn them much longer than the aforementioned 10 minutes at a time. I plan to persevere with these balls to see how long I can hold them in for, but only when I’m around the house, as I do not feel confident that these slippery spheres will not make an unwelcome appearance. Imagine the damage these balls could do were they to land on my toes, (or even worse, someone else’s) – ouch! No, far safer to stick with the Beyond Aroused silicone balls for kegel exercise whilst out and about!

The Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Pleasure Balls are available from Lovehoney for £24.99.

 

First Time Love Duo Lover Kegel balls

I thought I’d try these to tone up the pelvic floor muscles, and with some lube they go in easily. They weigh 45g so are good for beginners to kegel balls. Other reviewers on Lovehoney had commented that the loop-pull can get in the way and be a bit uncomfortable. This can be the case, but with a bit of manipulation it’s possible to get a good fit.

Cleaning is made easier with a small brush to get into the grooves that go around the middle of each ball. The sensation of having them inside is quite nice, and feels good when they’re being pulled out. A fun way to exercise, and interesting thing for your partner to find! The First Time Love Duo kegel balls are available from Lovehoney for £12.99.

 

Lovehoney BASICS Black jiggle balls

This set of jiggle balls come in a little hard plastic case, inside a cardboard box. The case was snugly wedged in the box, so my eager fingers found it tricky getting it out.

The balls appear sturdy; a tug on the cord between them assured me that I would not end up having to fish a ball out! On first insertion, the balls felt slightly bigger in diameter compared with my other kegel balls. They’re also less forgiving, since they are hard plastic. But with plenty of lube, this did not reoccur on subsequent testing.

Lovehoney BASICS balls felt comfortable to wear, although I only tend to wear them for a couple of hours at a time. The retrieval cord sat comfortably in my underwear without causing irritation. On bending down, I could hear a slight clicking sound, which I discovered to be the inner balls rotating around. I was at home, so this did not cause any embarrassment. If you like to wear jiggle balls in public, these may not be the best ones to use, as the sound could be off-putting.

Upon removing the balls they slid out very easily, on account of the copious secretions they aroused! Cleaning the balls was okay, but not as easy as the FSoG set, due to the dimples in these balls. I found using a tooth brush head with sex toy cleaner the best way to scrub them up.

The plastic case comes in handy for drying and storing the balls after use. A good enough set of jiggle balls for novices or experienced users alike and a pleasant way to ‘warm yourself up’ for your partner. The BASICS Black Jiggle Balls are currently priced at £8.99 from Lovehoney.

 

Fifty Shades of Grey Beyond Aroused Kegel Ball Set

I’m a fan of the FSoG range; after trying some beginners’ kegel balls, I wanted to try some intermediate ones. The fact that these balls are interchangeable in the silicone cradle made them very appealing to me.

The packaging is the classy black box I’ve come to love from this range. Included is a little red drawstring bag. The weights of the balls vary nicely. You can go from a minimum of 40g with the two lightest balls, up to 90g with the heavier ones.

I would be intrigued to see if I could use the balls on their own without the cradle. I’ve not done so yet, as I’m too worried about them getting stuck! The cradle is simple to load with the balls and the assembly slides inside my vagina easily enough with some lube. The tag hangs out, without getting in the way, so it feels comfortable sitting in my pants.

Cleaning is simple. Just squirt some toy cleaner and rinse. They feel comfortable when inserted, and get my juices flowing, though I do not orgasm from them. If I add some clitoral stimulation while wearing them, it gives another dimension to my orgasms as I clench around the balls.

My favourite kegel balls so far! Get your Beyond Aroused set from Lovehoney for £29.99.

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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 Remote Control 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 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 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.

 

Fizzers are a necessary re-fuel after toy testing!
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 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).

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 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.

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!

 

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