Lovehoney Tapered Prober Orgasmic

As you know, right now we have a super fun giveaway going on for a Lovehoney Realistic Oh! Rabbit Vibrator that I reviewed a while back. I enjoyed that vibrator quite a lot and was thrilled when Lovehoney sent me another of their products to review. This time, I have the pleasure of reviewing the Lovehoney Tapered Prober Orgasmic Glass Dildo. Whew, that’s a mouthful.

The Lovehoney Tapered Prober Orgasmic Glass Dildo, which I will refer to simply as the Orgasmic Glass Dildo from now on, is made of borosilicate glass. This is the same kind of glass as your Pyrex baking dishes. Borosilicate glass is more resistant to extreme temperatures, such as ovens and refrigerators. If it breaks, which is rare, it cracks into large pieces rather than shattering or splintering. I know some people worry about glass sex toys breaking but I have a good amount of experience with them (I’ve even dropped them, which I obviously don’t recommend) and have never had a single issue. That being said, it always important to inspect your glass sex toys before use to make sure there are no cracks or breaks.

Glass is one of my favorite materials for sex toys because it has so many great properties. Cleaning is simple. You can use water and antibacterial soap, a sex toy cleaner, or a 10% bleach solution. This bleach solution will actually sanitize the glass for sharing between partners or anal to vaginal use. Just as an aside, you really don’t want to use the Orgasmic Glass Dildo anally as it does not have a flared based and could easily slip up inside you. You can use any type of lube with glass toys, so both water-based and silicone-based lubricants are a thumbs up. Glass is also great for temperature play. You can make it warm or cold by soaking it a bowl of ice or hot water for a few minutes, until it reaches the desired temperature. The glass will retain this temperature for a good while allowing you to enjoy the different sensations cause by the heat/cold. Do not microwave your Orgasmic Glass Dildo or put it in the freezer. These temperature changes are too abrupt and extreme for the glass and could damage it.

The Orgasmic Glass Dildo is a lovely light pink color and aside from the ridges, the shape reminds me a bit of drumsticks. As you might guess from the full name, this dildo has a tapered shape with the small end measuring approximately 1.6″ in diameter and the larger end measuring approximately 2.1″ in diameter, which is a great range. The length of the Orgasmic Glass dildo is 7″ and you can insert as much of it as you want. Technically you can insert the entire 7″, you just want to be sure you can remove it easily.

As I mentioned before, I really like glass sex toys. I love the hardness and the lack of give the Lovehoney Orgasmic Glass Dildo provides. If you’re not experienced with glass dildos keep in mind that this dildo will feel larger than a silicone or similar material dildo of the same size. This is due to that lack of give I love so much. While materials like silicone and TPR have some give and provide a more realistic feel, the firmness of the glass really adds to the experience for me. I also enjoy sensation play, though I prefer to play with cold rather heat.

In use, I very much like the Lovehoney Orgasmic Glass Dildo. I like that it offers two different diameters. This allows me to warm up with the smaller end before moving on to the larger end, if necessary. It also gives me both options if it happens to be a day where the ridged side is too large. Yes, this does happen. A woman’s body changes throughout the month and I can handle different things at different times during this cycle. I can feel the ridges as I slowly work the dildo in and out and this adds some nice texture to my play. I find the smooth side a bit more comfortable to hold onto during play but it’s not as if the ridged end is unpleasant. Another great way to use this dildo is as a kegel exerciser. Start off with the large end and when you have mastered that, move on to the smaller end. I love toys that multitask. My only real complaint about the Orgasmic Glass Dildo is the length. I would like it to be a few inches longer to make it easier to manipulate. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great dildo and the length is not a huge issue. I’m just saying if it were possible I’d add a few inches in length. It sometimes feels a little short when I’m thrusting in and out.

The packaging of the Lovehoney Orgasmic Glass Dildo is simple and plain. The dildo comes in a box with a plastic window that shows the toy. It says “Orgasmic Glass Dildo” on it in huge letters so it’s not discreet. You may not want to leave it laying around for people to see. Inside the box, the dildo rests in a block of Styrofoam. I don’t like this at all because bits of the Styrofoam crumble off when I pull it out of the box. However, it does keep the dildo safe and secure during shipping. Also included in the box is a black velvet storage bag. This storage bag is great for protecting the glass from clanging against other toys in your toy box, but it doesn’t provide any cushioning so the protection is moderate. Still, I’d rather have this storage bag than no bag at all, so I do appreciate Lovehoney including it.

Lovehoney Tapered Prober Orgasmic Glass Dildo Pros:
• Borosilicate glass (and all the added perks of glass toys)
• Two options in thickness
• Ridges for texture
• Storage bag

Lovehoney Tapered Prober Orgasmic Glass Dildo Cons:
• Could be longer

The Orgasmic Glass Dildo is a pretty in pink dildo with much going for it and not a lot to argue against it. Being made of borosilicate glass, it is strong and not likely to crack or break. It offers a different girth on each end making it a good option for many people. Though it’s not curved, many women will like the firmness of the glass for g-spot stimulation, it is simply a matter of angle. The fact that I can use it as a kegel exerciser as well is an added bonus. The 7″ length is really the only thing keeping this dildo from a higher rating. It is a good, solid (pun intended) dildo that will please many people on multiple levels. Check out the Lovehoney Tapered Prober Orgasmic Glass Dildo at Lovehoney and remember, they offer free shipping which is not something to sniff at!

TheCaraSutra Beginners Bondage Kit

On the box is a picture of a blonde model using some of the items that are inside the box and on the back is a picture of Cara looking pretty stunning in black white and red.

The beginner’s bondage kit includes 8 different bondage items, which individually are great items but when used together can lead to an amazing night and a fantastic introduction to the world of bondage. These 8 items are

Wrist Cuffs
Ankle Cuffs
Collar and attachable leash
Blindfold
Breathable Ball Gag
Bondage Rope
Flogger

The wrist and ankle cuffs are pretty are the same, they are leather effect and fur-lined, they are linked together with a silver chain which clips and unclips easily from each other. When worn they feel very secure but the fur lining makes them feel comfortable, the clips mean that the chains are easy to unfasten in a hurry should your ‘sub’ suddenly have a change of heart and need a fast exit.

The Slave Collar is of a reasonable thickness, it has a buckle fastening and is also fur-lined, the collar is thick enough for you to know that you are wearing it, it does limit your movements slightly but not in such a way that it is uncomfortable. The buckle is easy to fasten and has a number of different holes meaning that it is adjustable dependent on how tight you like it and how thick your neck is.

On the front of the slave collar is a D Ring which can be used to attach the leash which is included in the kit, the leash is not amazing quality compared the rest of the kit, but it is good enough to play with in the bedroom, after all you might be taking your ‘pet’ for a walk, but this ‘pet’ should know to be well-behaved. You could also use this to clip the wrist cuffs to as the clips on them mean that you can run the chain through the D ring when playing.

The Blindfold is lovely and comfortable to wear, it is shaped to ensure that your ‘sub’ can’t see what you have planned, it’s not too tight but stays put and it has the same lovely fur lining that the collar and wrist/ankle cuffs have. I have to say that this is my favorite part of the kit.

The Breathable Ball Gag is quite comfortable to wear, the ball is a good size, not so big that it makes your jaw ache but big enough for you to wrap your teeth and mouth around it, the holes in it make it breathable. The faster for it is a buckle which is easy to adjust to the tightness that you need to ensure that your ‘sub’ keeps the noise down.

When we tried the gag out I found this to be as good as other gags that I have tried and the strap that goes through the ball is comfortable on the sides of your mouths, some I have tried have made my mouth pretty sore, this one doesn’t do this, this one is good to wear. All gags make you drool though, there is nothing elegant about wearing a gag.

The bondage rope is soft and strong and long, there are endless amounts of things that you can do with rope, all you need is enough of it and a good amount of imagination, if you are struggling then I suggest that you google shibari. It comes in a bundle that you will never be able to get it back into no matter how hard you try or how good you are at doing it, this is why I haven’t taken a picture of it.

And finally the flogger, this is a pretty basic flogger, the length of the falls is good, meaning that they feel nice and soft when they are stroked against your body, the handle is a good length meaning that you can get a good grip on it when you are using it and it has a metal hanging loop so you can hang it up when it is not been used. The flogger is pretty light and therefore it isn’t a painful flogger when it is being used for spanking, you do get a little bit of a sting but nothing that is going to leave a mark or a bruise, you might have a red stingy bottom for a little while but it won’t stay. This makes it perfect for anyone new to this kind of play.

So overall what did I think of the Cara Sultra beginners Bondage kit? Honestly I was very very impressed, I have seen a lot of these beginners’ bondage kits on various sites and in stores but I have never seen one that is the same quality as this. The quality of all of the different items in the kit really is outstanding, the look and feel of each item is perfect for a set like this, they all look the part and the fur lining means that even though they look pretty mean, they are comfortable and easy to use without feeling intimidated by it if you are a complete beginner. I really can’t recommend this set enough for beginners and even experienced users, it really is that good.

Tracey Cox Supersex

I have written of my fondness for glass sex toys on numerous occasions and considering it has been a while since I reviewed one, I thought now would be a good time to take a close look at my Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set from Lovehoney.

As the name would imply, the Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set is a set of two glass dildos. Though it is difficult to really see the color in the images below (Apologies, I am experimenting to a find a better place to take pictures.), the straighter of the two dildos is a very pretty pale pink in color and the curvy dildo is clear. The pink dildo is 7.25″ long and 1.35″ in diameter at its widest point. It has a slight curve to the shaft, six raised nubs along one side of the shaft, one small bulb at one end and two larger bulbs at the other end. The clear glass dildo is 8.25″ in length and 1.11″ in diameter at its thickest point. It has a mild curve shape to it, creating an S. There is a bulb on each end of the dildo, with three additional bulbs one one end.

The box suggests using the pink dildo rather than the clear one for anal play. I disagree. I don’t think either of these glass dildos is appropriate for anal penetration. Neither one has a flared based and the bulbs on the ends of the pink dildo are not large enough for me to feel secure that this dildo will not get sucked up inside me.

As both of these dildos are made of glass they are versatile and very easy to clean. Wash with antibacterial soap and warm water, clean with a sex toy cleaner, or pop them into your dishwasher. You can even sterilize them by boiling them for three – five minutes or washing them down with a 10% bleach solution. Glass is great because you can use any lube with it without having to worry about adverse reactions. So feel free to pull out your favorite water or silicone-based lubricant to use with the Tracey Cox Supersex Dildos. The glass is super smooth and easily gets slippery, so I suggest starting with a small amount of lube and adding more if you need it. I definitely do not need as much lube with glass sex toys as I do with silicone toys because glass has virtually no drag.

Glass is great for sensation play as well. You can heat up or cool down the Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildos in a bowl of hot or ice water and the dildo will retain the chosen temperature for a good while. Glass has a tendency to be cold causing many people to warm their glass dildos up so they are closer to body temperature. I happen to like the coldness of the glass and prefer to cool my dildos down.

I know some people worry about using glass sex toys, thinking they will break during play. As long as you are using high quality products designed for insertion, this is not an issue. The Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set is made of thick, solid, high-quality glass. While it is possible you might crack or chip one of the dildos if you drop it too many times, I don’t see how anyone could possibly break them during insertion. However, you still want to be sure to check your glass dildos carefully before each use for any nicks or scrapes that could pull at your skin. Due to the fact that glass is latex and phthalate-free and hypoallergenic, it is safe for just about anybody to use. I have yet to hear of anyone who has allergies to glass, so if you do have any issues with glass toys, it may very well be your lube.

The Tracey Cox Supersex Dildo Set is a pleasure to use. Both dildos feel solid in my hand and slick against my skin. First, the pink dildo. I enjoy its girth very much and I like the feeling of fullness it provides. I do not think it’s terribly girthy, but keep in mind that glass has no give so glass toys often feel larger than a toy of equivalent size in a softer material, such as silicone. I can feel the bumps on the shaft as I thrust in and out, but do be careful. When I thrust at too steep an angle the nubs hit the front of my pubic bone in an unpleasant manner. Both sides of the dildo are comfortable for thrusting and its short length means it doesn’t hit my cervix during thrusting. This dildo is not a good g-spot dildo for me but I do not think it is really meant to be one.

The Tracey Cox Supersex clear Glass Dildo is the perfect shape to hit my g-spot, and the slightly pointed tip of the bulbs on the ends of the dildo stimulate it extremely well. I can comfortably hold and thrust the dildo with either end, but I prefer to hold the smooth side and thrust with the four bulbs. I can feel each bulb moving in and out of me as I thrust, so I am being stimulated at multiple points at the same time. If I had to choose which one I prefer between the two, it would be the clear one. Fortunately, I do not have to choose, which is one very cool thing about this set.

The packaging of the Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set is basic but suitable. I am not super fond of the naked couple on the front, which makes the box indiscreet. However, it says “dildos” on it all over the place anyway, so even without that image I wouldn’t want to leave this box laying around. There are some helpful hints on how to use these dildos on the back of the box, but nothing regarding how to care for them. I wish they would include this information for first time users of glass sex toys. Inside the box, the two dildos and their storage bags sit in a plastic molded clamshell. The clamshell and the box together provide adequate protection for these dildos. They made it all the way to me from the UK in perfect condition. The box does take up a lot of room so I do not recommend using it for storage. The black velvet storage bags offer great protection from the dildos banging into each other or getting scratched, but they are not padded so do your best not to drop them or smash them into anything.

Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set Pros:
• Great shapes
• Good quality glass
• Great value
• Variety- four ends to choose from
• Easy to hold on to
• Storage bags

Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set Cons:
• Lack of information

Overall, the Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set is pretty awesome. The combination of these dildos ticks off all the boxes of what I want in a glass dildo. They are well-made, easy to use, pretty, and most importantly of all, do a great job at providing the firm stimulation I want, especially against my g-spot. I also think you are getting a good bang for your buck. Two high quality glass dildos at this price, especially with storage bags, is absolutely a great deal. Now I know many people might consider it a little thing, but I love that they include a storage bag for each dildo. Good storage options are an absolute necessity to protect glass sex toys and I find it very irritating when I have to shell out additional cash to buy separate storage bags. This is my first Tracey Cox product and I am happy with the quality.

Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick

About two years ago, I reviewed a butt plug I had wanted to try for a long time, the Tristan made by a company called Vixen Creations. It was my first experience with them and while I did not like the butt plug as much as I had hoped, I found it to be very high quality. Since then I have been hearing about Vixen Creations dildos, specifically their dual density products, the VixSkin line. I decided it was high time for me to try one of these out so I picked myself up the Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick Dildo.

The Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick Dildo is not something I would normally choose for myself because it’s a realistic dildo, which is not really my style. I prefer odd and more unique sex toys. Realistic dildos make me kinda sad. They look so lonely with no body attached. Many people prefer realistic dildos, and as far as they go, the VixSkin Maverick is pretty impressive. First and foremost, it is made of 100% premium silicone and it feels like it. It is heavy and solid. The VixSkin line is Vixen Creations’ dual density line of dildos. They have a firm inner core with a softer, somewhat squashy exterior. They are meant to mimic the feel of a real penis and the Maverick does this shockingly well. The only other dildo I have that is even close to the feel of the Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick is the Tantus O2 Cush. Though I love my Cush (especially the fact that’s it’s purple and white and not realistic looking), I’m having trouble deciding if Tantus’ dual density is as good as Vixen Creations. It is a close competition.

As it is made from silicone with no electrical parts, the Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick is super easy to clean and can even be disinfected for anal to vaginal use and sharing with non-fluid bonded partners. You can wash it with warm water and antibacterial soap, use your favorite sex toy cleaner, or pop it in the top drawer of your dishwasher with no soap. To disinfect, use a 10% bleach solution or boil it for three to five minutes.

Though I do have some clit vibrators that don’t require lubricant, with insertables you want to be sure and use lube. There is major drag with the silicone of the VixSkin Maverick, and considering the size, I definitely recommend using a lot of it. Be sure to stick to water-based lubricant as silicone-based lubes can interact with the silicone of the Maverick and make it tacky. The VixSkin silicone is something of a lint magnet, so you may not want to leave it laying around or let your cat use it as a pillow.

Speaking of size, for some reason the Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick looks quite a bit bigger than the dimensions indicate. Then again, 2″ in diameter is nothing to scoff at. Nor is the 7″ of insertable length (total length being 7.75″). This is a large dildo. If you are a size queen, it may not do it for you, but if you are accustomed to your basic 1-1.5″ diameter dildo, be prepared to supersize it. You can see from the images, there is quite a curve to the VixSkin Maverick. This may allow it to hit some women’s g-spots, but it does not hit mine.

Aside from its stellar dual density texture, the Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick has a very large and thick base that seems to suction on to things, like my computer, my bathroom sink, and my marble table. Even if I’m not going to ride the dildo, I love a suction cup base. The size and shape of the base also make it a good candidate for harness play, which isn’t my thing so I haven’t tested it this way, but it’s good to know that option is there if I ever want to take advantage of it. The base is easy to grip for thrusting, which is nice, because it keeps my hand from being on the shaft which tends to get somewhat slick from a combination of lubricant and body fluids.

The base is rather wide, so people with small hands may be more inclined to hold onto the shaft. If you have issues with your hands or lower arms, the VixSkin Maverick may not be the ideal dildo. It is heavy and requires a firm grip. I can see it putting too much of a strain on people people who have greater sensitivities in this area of their body.

Though I am not a huge fan of realistic dildos, I do have to comment on the detail of the Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick. While it’s not the most detailed dildo I own, what detail there is quite good. It has a slightly pronounced head with a large wrinkle of “skin” underneath it. Though it doesn’t have all the veins and lumps and bumps of some dildos, I find these details impressive. As a side note, the Vixen Creations logo is molded underneath the base, in the suction cup area.

In use, the Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick is downright fun. I love girthy sex toys so the 2″ in diameter works really well for me. When I thrust in and out or just hold the Maverick inside me, it gives me that being filled feeling I desire. I love the dual density texture. While I feel full, I can still clench down on the VixSkin Maverick without it being painful or jolting the way some of my harder dildos can be. Though it’s not the real thing, it comes closer than anything else I have, except maybe the Tantus O2 Cush.

Another thing I really like about the Maverick is that the shape allows it to stay inside me without me holding onto it. I can stop thrusting and let go and do whatever I want with that free hand. Many of my dildos just slip out when I try and do this. The pronounced head is also pretty great as it gives me that nice “pop” during insertion. I can really feel the difference between the head and the shaft. I definitely need a good amount of lube with the Maverick to keep thrusting smooth and comfortable. Though I wish I had been able to get one in a funky color, the Caramel of the my VixSkin Maverick is decent. It ‘s not exciting but it’s not horrible and doesn’t make me think of some poor albino penis.

Though I do not have vast experience with Vixen Creations, I believe the packaging of the VixSkin Maverick is standard for them. It comes in a clear, semi-hard (or should I say semi-erect?) plastic tube. On the downside, the round shape does tend to take up a lot more room than a rectangular box of the same size and it is so not discreet. On the upside, it is sturdy and great for storage. It keeps my Maverick safe from dust and hair and from smushing up against other sex toys which could damage it. Though it would be nice if the tube was not see through and more discreet but for storage purposes I think it’s excellent.

Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick Pros:
• Dual density
• Slightly pronounced head
• Girthy
• Good shape
• High quality silicone
• Strong base for thrusting or harness play

Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick Cons:
• Lint magnet

The Vixen Creations VixSkin Maverick Dildo is just as impressive as it looks. The dual density VixSkin really feels amazing, both in my hands and inside of me. It feels as life-like as I think a dildo can feel. The shape fits my body well, and while the curve does not hit my g-spot I wasn’t really looking for that in the Maverick. The girth is perfect, with the right amount of lubricant, and fills me up nicely. The head provides a delightful pop upon insertion, and though I don’t actually feel the other details during play, I appreciate the craftsmanship of the head and shaft. In fact, the VixSkin Maverick is a very well-made dildo overall and I am looking forward to trying additional products from the VixSkin line. I am hard-pressed to find anything I don’t like about the VixSkin Maverick Dildo other than the fact it attracts some lint and hair. However, most of my silicone sex toys are lint magnets and the Maverick really isn’t that bad compared to some of them. The one caution I would give is in regards to the girth. If you are new to sex toys or prefer slimline dildos, this is not going to be the bright spot in your day. 2″ is significant and many people need to work up to this size. Some will also need a smaller dildo to allow them to loosen up during play before using the Maverick. If you do prefer something smaller but still want to try out VixSkin, consider one of the other Vixen Creations VixSkin Dildos carried by EdenFantasys and Good Vibrations.

Diamond Condoms

When I opened it I discovered to black boxes which look like jewellary boxes, tastefully adorned with a ribbon and protected from been damaged in the post by some grey shredded paper.

One ribbon says that Diamonds are a girl’s best friend the second says that Diamonds are a boy’s best friend, catering for both the gay and straight market. Inside these boxes is a single black condom with a small diamond on the tip and a card confirming that it is a genuine Diamond, the Red one below is aimed at the M/F market and the silver one is aimed at M/M market, as you can see by the text that is printed around the condom.

The diamonds on these diamondcondoms are pretty tiny but they do retail at about £10 so you are not going to get a huge rock for that price, there is a whole range of Diamond condoms though which have different size Diamonds on the tip of them and these are all available directly from Diamondcondoms.com.

I need to make this clear, this is a NOVELTY item ONLY, it is NOT designed to be used as a condom, do not try and use this diamonds are lovely but not when they are stuck inside your lady bits and these cannot be guaranteed to be free from any damage so should not be used for birth control or to prevent STD’s

As a novelty item they are certainly that a novelty, perfect for things such as Hen nights or even Secret Santa’s, as such they will make a great talking point for any night out.

I have to admit that I did contact Diamond Condoms and ask for samples to write about after seeing them in the ETO trade press and on the sextoys.co.uk website as I was curious as to what these would be like, and I was surprised by the quality look of the product when it arrived. I had expected there to be signs of glue and stuff on the condom but there isn’t any of that, and as a gift for a Bride to be to receive at a hen night they are just perfect, but don’t try to use them, they are not meant for that. You can get the M/F version of this from sextoys.co.uk or the full range is available from DiamondCondoms.com

Pipedream Icicles No. 17

With the exception of last week’s review of the Liberator Tensionier Cuff and Blindfold Kit, I noticed I have been focusing on vibrators lately. I thought it would be good to take a break from the buzzers and check out a dildo this week, like the Pipedream Icicles No. 17.

Icicles No. 17 is not the most exciting name for a sex toy, but I suppose it does make it easy to keep track of it if you have a bunch of toys from the Icicles line. I have reviewed only two other products from the Pipedream Icicles line, the Icicles No 14 and the Icicles No 24, also known as the Octopussy.

Icicles is a line of glass toys produced by Pipedream, a very large manufacturer of sex toys. The Icicles No. 17 is made of borosilicate glass, the very same kind of glass as your kitchen Pyrex. This means it is able to withstand temperature changes and is much less likely to break than a regular old wine glass, for example. Unlike how a traditional wine glass shatters when it breaks, if borosilicate actually does break, it does not shatter, but rather breaks into large pieces. I have a number of borosilicate glass dildos and have dropped more than one of them. I have never had an issue with breakage. The glass of the Icicles No. 17 is very strong. That being said, always look over your glass sex toys carefully before use to be sure there are no chips or cracks.

There are many benefits to glass sex toys. Very few people are allergic to glass, so the Pipedream Icicles No. 17 is hypoallergenic. It is also latex and phthalate-free. With no moving parts, the Icicles No. 17 is easy to clean. You can use warm water and antibacterial soap or a sex toy cleaner. You can also disinfect the Icicles No. 17 with a 10% bleach solution. This will allow you to share between non-fluid bonded partners, as well as go from anal to vaginal use. You can use the Icicles No. 17 anally as it does have a flared base, though the base is not wide enough for me to really recommend this. If you do decide to go this route, I would keep a close eye and firm grasp on it.

Another benefit to using glass sex toys is that they are compatible with all types of lubricant. You can use both water-based lubricants and silicone-based lubricants with the Icicles No. 17 glass dildo. You can even use an oil-based lube, which is not possible with many sex toy materials. As glass is slick on its own, you can get away with using much less lubricant. It definitely does not eat a ton of lube like some other materials. (Yes, silicone, I’m referring to you.)

The other thing I love about glass sex toys is sensation play. You can pop the Icicles No. 17 into a bowl of ice or hot water and allow it to cool down/heat up and it will retain the temperature for a significant amount of time. This allows you to explore different sensations, essentially giving you three toys in one. I prefer cooling down my glass sex toys, but to each her own.

The Pipedream Icicles No. 17 is is fairly long at 8.5″. What really stands out is the insertable length of 8″, which is a significant amount of penetration. Of course, no one is saying you have to insert all 8″, just that it is possible. The head of the Icicles No. 17 is a bit larger than 1.5″ in diameter with the shaft being quite a bit thinner, and as I mentioned, it has a flared based. In the images on the box and online, the shaft of the Icicles No 17 looks like a deep blue but in hand it looks black to me. I suppose the blue is so deep that the color doesn’t come out. The head of the Icicles No. 17 is what really stands out. It is clear with a detailed yellow rose embedded inside. Even though I’m not a flowery person, it’s quite lovely.

In use, the Pipedream No. 17 gives a strong performance. The flat base gives me a secure place to hold onto that is not all slippery from lube, and makes thrusting easy. The curviness of the shaft fits well with body and allows for smooth thrusting. The slickness of the glass allows the Icicles No. 17 to slide easily in and out of me when thrusting as well. While some may find the circumference of the head to be on the larger side, I do not find the Icicles No. 17 to be terribly girthy. However, it is important to keep in mind that as this dildo is made of glass, it has absolutely no give. This can cause it to feel larger than its actual size. The larger head provides that lovely popping feeling as it enters my body. It also allows for very firm g-spot stimulation, which is what works well for me. One word of caution, the 8″ of length can allow you to thrust to far and hit the cervix if you’re not paying attention. Some women like this feeling, I do not.

The packaging of the Pipedream Icicles No. 17 is the same as the packaging for the other Icicles products. It comes in a totally indiscreet box with images of the dildo all over it. It also says, “hand blown glass massager” on the front, so if anyone was unsure about the purpose of the Icicles No. 17, they would be clued in. The front of the box has a flap that opens up to a window showing the dildo inside. Inside the box, the Icicles No. 17 is securely wedged in a large piece of Styrofoam to keep it protected. While the Styrofoam and box take up a ton of room in storage, they do provide excellent protection for the Pipedream Icicles No. 17.

Pipedream Icicles No. 17 Pros:
• Base provides a good handle for thrusting
• Good g-spot stimulation
• Glass
• Very attractive

Pipedream Icicles No. 17 Cons:
• Can hit cervix if not paying attention

I love glass sex toys, the slickness, the hardness, the sensation play. The curve of the shaft aligns well with my body and the large, rounded head provides great g-spot stimulation. This would probably be an excellent choice for someone who wants to explore her g-spot. Though my Icicles No. 17 looks black rather than blue, it is still lovely and the flower embedded inside the clear head is a nice touch. I love that it has a flared base which makes it easy to hold on to while thrusting. Overall, the Pipedream Icicles No. 17 is a good, solid dildo.

Tantus Rocket Dildo

Late autumn last year, I posted a Spotlight on a new set of toys recently released by one of my favorite manufacturers, Tantus. If you haven’t yet read my Spotlight on Tantus Space Toys now would be a good time to click over and check it out. Of course, I was especially enthralled by the colors, and was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review the Tantus Rocket Dildo.

Tantus uses 100% Ultra-Premium Platinum Silicone, which is latex and phthalate-free, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and body-safe. Tantus silicone is medical-grade, so it is more expensive than other lesser quality silicone products out there. However, this is one of those cases of getting what you pay for. One great thing about pure silicone is that it can be boiled for three to five minutes or cleaned with a 10% bleach solution to disinfect it. This allows you to share the Tantus Rocket amongst non-fluid bonded partners. It also permits you to switch from anal to vaginal use, after the Rocket has been disinfected, of course. Speaking of anal use, the Tantus Rocket has a very large and sturdy flared base, so it can be used anally.

Normally, I recommend only using water-based lubricants with silicone sex toys. This is because the silicone in both products can interact negatively and damage the toy. However, as Tantus silicone is 100% pure silicone, as opposed to some other silicone toys, you can use some silicone-based lubricants with it. You must be sure to use a good silicone lube, which is not going to be cheap. If you are uncertain if you can use your silicone-based lube with the Rocket, do a spot test on the its base. To be safe, I would go with something from the Pjur line. Tantus recommends Pjur Eros Bodyglide Light Love. While I love the high quality of Tantus’ silicone, it has a significant amount of drag to it. So, be sure to use a good amount of whatever lube you do use. The other thing to be aware of with Tantus silicone is that it tends to attract a good amount of hair and lint, though oddly enough, the Rocket seem to collect less than my other Tantus toys even though the silicone feels the same. Perhaps I have not given it enough of an opportunity to show its true…colors.

The Tantus Rocket measures 6″ long, with 5.5″ of insertable length, and 1.5″ in diameter. It is made of solid silicone but has some squish to it. As there is no internal plastic shaft or anything like that, the Rocket is very flexible and can be bent. The Rocket has no moving parts or electrical bits so it is waterproof and can even be washed n the top shelf of your dishwasher (no soap needed). Of course, if you want to go the simple route, you can always just use warm water and antibacterial soap or a sex toy cleaner.

The shape of this dildo is clean and stylized. It has a head that is slightly pronounced on one side, like a real-life penis, but that’s about as realistic as the Tantus Rocket gets. Both the shaft and head are smooth, with no vein-like ridges. There is no texture to this dildo. I happen to enjoy texture, but I don’t need it. I can appreciate the sleekness of the Rocket’s shaft.

What really makes the Tantus Rocket stand out is the color. It is definitely one of the most colorful dildos I have ever seen. Not only are the lime green, orange, and hot pink vivid, they flow into each other with lovely gradations. I have often had trouble capturing the true beauty of Tantus toys. My camera just can’t show you the gentle shimmer of this dildo. The colors remind me of one of those Big Stick popsicles I used to have when I was a kid. It is important to note that the Tantus Rocket is handmade, so no two will be exactly alike. Certainly, mine is not an exact replica of the image on the Tantus site. In fact, it is even prettier, and yes, I am calling a dildo pretty.

In use, the Tantus Rocket is a good, solid dildo. I appreciate the shorter length of this dildo because it allows me to thrust away without worrying about hitting my cervix. I find the Rocket’s average 1.5″ girth is very easy to tolerate with little to no warmup needed. I have dildos that are girthier and some of them need quite a bit working up to, not to mention lube. I can feel a bit of a pop when the slightly pronounced head enters me, but it’s nothing drastic. In general, using the Tantus Rocket is a very pleasant experience. Probably one of my favorite things about the Tantus Rocket, aside from its gorgeous color gradations, is the base. It is larger than the bases on many of my other dildos. This over-sized base is very comfortable and easy to hold on to while thrusting, and if you’re into strap-ons, I’d think the large base would make the Rocket a good fit for many harnesses.

The Tantus Rocket Dildo comes in the same packaging as all my other Tantus sex toys. The box is made of a kinda flimsy clear plastic with some basic information on the sides and back. Inside the box, the Rocket sits in a clear plastic clamshell. It is easy to get the Rocket in and out of the packaging but I have found the plastic isn’t sturdy enough for long term storage. As it also takes up a lot of room, I tend to store my Tantus toys in Ziploc bags. I don’t mind that the packaging is not discreet and I appreciate Tantus saving on cost with simple packaging. However, because the box is clear, I do find it somewhat challenging to read the information on the sides and bottom. Not a huge issue, just something to be aware of.

Tantus Rocket Dildo Pros:
• Gorgeous colors
• Tantus silicone
• Good base for thrusting
• Shorter length

Tantus Rocket Dildo Cons:
• Gets linty

As always, Tantus pleases me with its wonderful silicone, which is high quality, if a little linty. By now, I have learned that good silicone sometimes comes with lint. You just have to accept that. The size and shape of the Tantus Rocket works well for me and makes a nice change from girthier, more textured dildos. The base is great for holding onto and thrusting and I really like the short insertable length that allows my cervix to remain untouched. The size and ease of use will make the Rocket a good choice for many users, whether they want to use it vaginally or anally. Of course, my favorite aspect of this dildo is the colors, which are AMAZING. While it may not have a huge wow factor (other than the beautiful colors), the Tantus Rocket is a simple, dependable dildo you can pull out and use in most circumstances.

Vibratex Classic Rabbit Pearl

The Vibratex Classic Rabbit Pearl is made from elastomer, which is hypoallergenic and phthalate-free. It has a bit of a smell, not bad, just interesting. The soft Barbie pink material is pleasant to touch and easy to clean. Bonus! With about 5” of insertable length and a diameter of 1.125”, the Rabbit Pearl is 7¾” long.

The Rabbit Pearl uses three C batteries, so off the bat I knew I was dealing with some serious juice compared to the AA and AAA’s of your standard vibrator. That was definitely exciting.

Well, I couldn’t wait for the Rabbit Pearl to come…so to speak. My man was out of town when it arrived, but we fired that baby up over the phone. Make sure your roommate isn’t home as this toy is noisier than the average bear, though perhaps not the average rabbit. I could barely hear him over the motor! However, all he heard were my moans and gasps of pleasure.

Inserting the Rabbit Pearl was a pleasurable experience. The shaft has a firm, yet giving feel and the head is nicely shaped. I immediately loved the corded remote. I was able to insert the Rabbit Pearl then just lay back, relax and enjoy. (Not to mention how much fun my man has when he takes the controls and enjoys the show!)

The corded remote on the Rabbit Pearl has two separate dials, one for the gyration of the shaft and one for the clit stimulator. The dials are side-by-side and raised. The controls slide smoothly back and forth, which makes them very easy to work. The cord is 23” long, so it gives you or your partner plenty of room for play. The remote itself is 7” long and round, and with the batteries inside it sits nicely and heavily in your hand.

It takes some time to figure out the right position for the best internal and external movement, so be patient. Once you sort it out you can really appreciate the power settings from mild to earth-shattering orgasm!

When I first put the Rabbit Pearl inside me and switched it on, I was quite surprised by the gyration motion compared to the typical vibration. I could feel the shaft moving around inside me like a very long, very thick finger. Every time it pressed up against my G-spot I was in heaven. I couldn’t stop squirming around on the bed. The rotating pearls at the base automatically caused my muscles to clench down, which made my orgasm more intense. The sensation was amazing.

The ears on the Rabbit Pearl are so soft and pliable, I was doubtful they could do much…until I turned them on. Wow! The super fast light flicking motion drove me crazy. I practically lost control.

Just writing this review makes me want to grab my Rabbit Pearl out of my toy box and go to town. While I’m not new to the world of vibrators, I was a Rabbit Pearl virgin. I’m so glad I’m not anymore. The Rabbit Pearl is an entirely new experience. It knocked my socks off!

Rabbit Pearl Pros:
– Corded remote
– Dual Stimulation

Rabbit Pearl Cons:
– Takes some practice
– Loud

To sum up, I really love the Rabbit Pearl. I love the corded remote for ease of use. I love that I can adjust the intensity of the clitoral stimulating ears independently from the gyrating shaft. It is a bit on the loud side but the sensations it creates far outweigh the loudness of it.

The Rabbit Pearl is the right size for beginner and advanced users alike and with the multi-function use of dildo, shaft gyration, and clit vibrator; you get a big bang for your buck. I highly recommend it!

Get your Vibratex Rabbit Pearl today!

Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket

I’m a big fan of the “pocket rocket” genre of clit stimulators and after my last cheapie one broke, I did a bit of research. I wanted to make sure I invested my money well when I purchased its replacement.

I decided to go with the Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket though it does have a slightly steeper price tag than some of the other products out there. I usually find plastic less than ideal, but the iVibe Pocket Rocket is made of hard, food-grade plastic. This mini vibrator is hypoallergenic, phthalate and latex free. I was sold!

At 4” long and running on one AA battery, the pocket rocket is compact, easy to travel with, and a breeze to power. It is also discrete. For those in the know, well…they’ll know, but to everyone else? It’s an on-the-go neck and pressure point massager (which it is good for, by the way!).

Remember, the iVibe Pocket Rocket is a clit stimulator only and not insertable. It also is not waterproof so don’t take it into the shower. However, it can certainly handle enough water contact for a thorough cleaning.

The Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket has two options: on and off. No variable speed for this little vibrator. The three massaging nodules on the end feel great whether the unit is on or off. It also comes with a soft but durable cap with small nubs to vary sensation.

There are a few downsides to this vibrator. The iVibe twists one way to turn on and back the other way to turn off. Like the Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Junior Vibrator, if you twist too far the toy comes apart. While this happens only occasionally with the Pocket Rocket Junior, I find it happens frequently with the iVibe Pocket Rocket.

The other downside is also an upside, the power. It may be small, but the Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket packs a lot of punch. Power queens, rejoice! The amount of power in this small package is astounding. Sometimes it’s exactly what I want. Other times it can be a bit much and leave me feeling numb. Using the rounded cap does diffuse the vibration to a degree, and using lube with the iVibe Pocket Rocket will diffuse it a bit more.

Now I know I’m a big proponent of lubricant, but I don’t always use it with clit stimulators. It often isn’t necessary. However, with lube this vibrator simply skates over my most delicate areas, as well as the rest of my body. So when using the iVibe Pocket Rocket, grab a small amount of your favorite water-based lube and go to town!

Something else to keep in mind, with great power comes great noise. The iVibe Pocket Rocket is not very quiet. You can easily travel with it on a plane, but you wouldn’t want to use it on one unless you want the whole world to know your little secret.

This was my first Doc Johnson vibrator and when I opened the package, I was pleased with the quality. I started playing immediately. First I trailed the iVibe Pocket Rocket lightly around my neck, stomach, and thighs to get used to the vibration. Right off I noticed how great it felt on the sore muscles in my neck so I gave myself a little massage. Then I got impatient and decided to get on with it.

When I used it on my nipples I thought, “wow!” Those nubs on the little cap felt amazing. My body instantly began to hum. Then, when I touched it to my clit I thought, “double wow!” It was electric. My entire body stiffened and I came almost immediately. I have to say, the Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket certainly deserves all that build up!

Another advantage to the iVibe Pocket Rocket is that it’s great for partner play. My man loves the neck massages I give him with it and he loves it on his nipples and inner thighs. We also use it to tease each other during foreplay and fucking. I sometimes catch him sneaking it out of my toy chest!

Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket Pros:
– Size
– Power
– Runs on 1 AA battery

Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket Cons:
– Comes apart easily

If you haven’t tried the Doc Johnson iVibe Pocket Rocket, I suggest giving it a shot.
With the small size, intense power, and the flexibility of this vibrator, it is a staple of any sex toy collection.

Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Junior

I’ve had my Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Junior Vibrator for quite some time now, which is a good comment on its longevity.

At a compact 2” and smaller than my lipstick, I can carry the Pocket Rocket Jr. around in my cosmetics bag…just in case. The Pocket Rocket Jr. looks more like a pocket flashlight than a pocket vibrator, and the nylon cord makes it even easier to “lug” around.

The small size and quiet motor make the Pocket Rocket Jr. perfect for discrete people on the go. It’s easily hidden during travel…or in your glove compartment.

I like Doc Johnson products even though they may be slightly more expensive than some of their competitors. Like the iVibe Pocket Rocket, the Pocket Rocket Jr. is made of smooth, hard, non-porous plastic that is phthalate-free. It has no odor or taste and with good care, your Pocket Rocket Jr. will last and last.

I’d much rather spend a bit more money on a vibrator that lasts me several years, than less on one I have to replace 6 months down the line. It’s just good economics! Plus, I’m always willing to pay more for products I know are safe for my body. I don’t screw around there.

The Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Jr. Vibrator has 3 slightly raised bumps on its head, which give it a nice texture when I’m rubbing it on my clit. It comes with a removable, rounded cap you can use to keep the head clean. I also use this to vary the sensation. Putting the cap on the Pocket Rocket Jr. dulls the vibration slightly when I want something more gentle.

With just two settings, on and off, the Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Jr. is easy to control. You twist clockwise to turn it on and counter-clockwise to turn it off. To access the battery compartment, you twist a bit more counter-clockwise. Now and then my shaky fingers do open the compartment when I’m just trying to turn the Pocket Rocket Jr. off, but not often enough for me to complain.

I like the speed on the Pocket Rocket Jr. I find it surprisingly strong for such a small vibrator, but not overwhelming. Though it has just the one speed, leaving the cap on or off provides me enough variation with this sex toy.

The Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Jr. is great for solo play as well as play with a partner. Due to its small size, it’s perfect for my man or me to hold against my clit while he’s fucking me, especially from behind or anally. He loves trailing it all over my body and teasing my erogenous zones. Yumm!

Now, the Pocket Rocket Jr. Vibrator is for external stimulation only, it is not an insertable vibrator. That may be obvious based on its size, but it’s important to mention. Also of note, is the fact that the Pocket Rocket Jr. is waterproof! I don’t submerge it, but it often joins me in the shower. I love a waterproof vibrator!

Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Junior Vibrator Pros:
– Size
– Waterproof
– Quiet

Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Junior Vibrator Cons:
– Availability of batteries

In summary, the Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket Junior Vibrator is a good choice for beginners and experienced players alike. When you find the batteries, you may want to stock up. However, its size and discreteness are great for playing with yourself or your partner almost anywhere you like. For me, it has always been dependable and it definitely gets the job done!