September 28, 2009

Sex Toy Review: O2 Rascal by Tantus

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Tantus O2 Rascal

 

What is it?

Rascal is a girthy, strap-on compatible dildo from the Tantus O2 line.

What the heck is O2?

It’s a super squishy material exclusive to Tantus.  It has a lot of give like porous materials like TPR, but it is pure silicone, making it very hygienic and easy to care for.  Under the O2, this toy has a firm inner core, ensuring that it doesn’t flop around.

What’s the texture like?

The tip is super squishy, which makes insertion a little easier.  It also has yummy ribbing from base to tip.

How big is it?

It’s 4-3/4″ insertable by a hefty 1-3/4″ wide.

How do I use it?

It’s great in a harness, but somewhat limiting in positions due to its length.  Its best use is with the wearer on bottom and the recipient on top, as it is a little difficult to thrust with.

Best features?

It is waterproof and contains a bullet vibrator that fits into an opening in the base.  Batteries are included, but if you need to replace them, they are the ever elusive watch batteries.

What could be improved?

This toy certainly isn’t for everyone.  It is quite thick, and not all bodies will be able to accomodate that.  As mentioned before, its length will limit the ways you can use it.  Sex from behind, for example, or “doggie style”, would probably be difficult.

How do I care for it?

It can be cleaned with warm water and mild soap, 10% bleach solution, in the dishwasher (top shelf, no detergent), or boiled.  It should be used with water-based lubricants only.

The verdict?

This toy carves out its niche for those wanting something soft and thick but not too long.  I would rate this toy at four stars.

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Dildo by Tantus
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Thumbs Down in Advertising: Coopers Premium Light Beer

Posted in 1, Gender Politics, sex tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:09 pm by Femme Mystique

Apparently shaming women who don’t fit traditional western models of beauty is an acceptable way to market your product for this beer brand. Advertised as having just 2.9% alcohol, the company’s three ads suggest that their brew won’t give you “beer goggles”, thus impairing your judgment of what is attractive. Here are the culprit ads:

Coopers Light beer ad 1

Coopers Light Beer ad 2

Coopers light beer ad 3

Because that’s all we need is more companies perpetuating traditional standards of beauty, thus “othering” those who don’t fit the mold.  Hat tip to Socialogical Images for the offending ads.

September 23, 2009

Pleasurists #47

Posted in 1, sex, Sex Education, Sex Toys tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:20 pm by Femme Mystique

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Pleasurists is a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days from bloggers all around the sex blogosphere. Did you miss Pleasurists #46? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists #48? Submit it here before Sunday September 27th at 11:59pm PDT. Please re-post this list on your own blog if listed.

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Scarlet Lotus St. Syr

On to the reviews…

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September 19, 2009

Literary Flourishes for Erotica

Posted in 1, Humor, sex tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:00 pm by Femme Mystique

The Oxford Dictionary company has begun a new initiative called “Save the Words” in attempts to get largely forgotten words back into circulation. On Oxford’s site you have to opportunity to adopt words, promising to use them whenever possible and appropriate in your speech and writing. I’ve compiled a few for the erotic writing community and their possible uses.

1. Adimpleate – v., to fill up.
E.g.: His ass was adimpleated by the nine inch butt plug.

2. Venialia – n. minor sins or offenses.
E.g.: She considered her dirty thoughts about the priest to be only venialia.

3. Quaeritate – v. to ask.
E.g.: Jamie quaeritated her girlfriend to meet her in the bedroom.

Find more at savethewords.org.

September 18, 2009

Booster Vibrator by Fun Factory

Posted in 1, sex, Sex Education, Sex Toys tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:28 am by Femme Mystique

Fun Factory Booster Patchy Paul

What the heck is that thing?
This vibrator is a third generation version of Fun Factory’s favorite worm, Patchy Paul.  He’s made out of 100% silicone and is waterproof, so take him in the shower with you!

What’s it feel like?
Texturally speaking, this feels like most Fun Factory products–it’s a soft, flexible silicone with a matte finish and ribbing from tip to base.  Structurally it is bendable, as it lacks a rigid spine.  This may be helpful if you’re looking for something that bends, but much like second generation Patchy Paul, its lack of rigidity means that firm G-spot stimulation is difficult.

What are the vibrations like?
The vibrations are pretty strong in the base, but they quickly lose strength the further they travel up the shaft of the vibrator.  At the tip, the vibrations are very weak.  This, combined with the lack of a spine, means that using this for clitoral stimulation does not work very well.

There are several different speeds of straight vibration that can be scrolled through using the up and down push buttons as well as three pulsating patterns.  At any time you can go back to the straight vibrations by pushing the down button.  You can also get a boost of extra oomph by pressing the turbo button and holding it down.  While this is an interesting feature, it is difficult to keep the button held down.

It’s powered by solar energy though, right? Ethan0l?  Telekinesis?
Better take out stock in Duracell, Paul takes a whopping four triple A batteries and will munch right through them if you utilize that booster function too much.

Can I get it in orange?
Unfortunately no, but this one comes in a snazzy granny smith green or translucent hot pink.

I’m ready.  Lube me up, baby!
Be sure to use only water-based lubricants with this toy, as silicone and oil-based lubes will hurt Paul’s feelings (and his finish).  Fun Factory gets you started with a sample of their water-based ToyFluid.  When you’re done, wash with warm water and mild soap, toy cleaner, or a diluted bleach solution.

Moment of truth: the verdict.
I also have owned the second generation Patchy Paul and hoped that this would be a vast improvement on that toy.  This Paul is bigger, brighter, and has push buttons, patterns, and turbo power; still, it’s not a vibrator that sticks out in my mind.  The fact that the vibrations still don’t reach the tip, the base is too floppy to stimulate my G-spot,  and that I can’t use it clitorally very effectively is  a big disappointment.

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G-spot vibrator by Fun Factory
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September 14, 2009

Most Wanted Sex Toys: September Edition

Posted in 1 tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:11 am by Femme Mystique

Shunga Massage Candle

1.  Shunga Massage Candle by Shunga Erotic Art – This candle is made out of soy wax and essential oils that melts into a silky massage oil and comes in delicious flavors like exotic fruits, vanilla, lavender, and rose.

Lovemoiselle Aveline

2. Aveline Ceramic Dildo by Lovemoiselle – This is truly a work of art.  Made out of beautiful white glazed ceramic with a G-spotting curve, what’s not to love?

Mia Vibrator LELO

3.  Mia Vibrator by LELO – What’s more geek-chic than a vibrator that plugs into your USB port to charge?  Nothing?  I thought not.

September 13, 2009

Sex Toy Review: Vegan Commando Harness by ASLAN Leather

Posted in 1 tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:18 pm by Femme Mystique

Vegan Commando Harness ASLAN Leather

The Good: This harness is made of super soft faux-leather, which makes my vegan heart happy.  The control on this harness is also amazing and the barely-there design allows you to feel closer to your partner.

The Bad: Unfortunately, this harness only goes up to a 46″ hip size, which means that this harness will not fit all body shapes and sizes.

The Verdict: This harness is a great value.  I love the environmentally-friendly construction and the overall design is nearly flawless.  I gave this harness five stars.

You can read my full review here.

*Don’t forget to use the code 6t2 at checkout for a 15% discount!

September 12, 2009

Sex Toy Review: Petite Couture Silhouette by California Exotics

Posted in 1, sex, Sex Education, Sex Toys tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:08 pm by Femme Mystique

Petite Couture Silhouette Vibrator California Exotics

The Good: This toy is made out of a wonderfully squishy silicone that is super hygienic.  The vibrator is powerful, yet very quiet, and has multiple speeds and functions.  The design is slightly curved to hit the G-spot.  Great for travel.

The Bad: The different functions are nothing new or noteworthy.  They are the traditional pulsating and rollercoaster-type functions.

The Verdict: I would have never guessed this was a California Exotics product.  Made from premium materials and packaged very simply, Cal Exotics has really taken their products to the next level with the Couture and Petite Couture lines.  I gave the Silhouette four stars.

You can read my full review here.

*Don’t forget to use the code 6t2 at checkout for 15% off!

September 11, 2009

Trim Your Bush, Dammit!

Posted in 1, Gender Politics, sex tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:47 pm by Femme Mystique

OK, I’m sure by now you’ve seen this commercial. Last night while watching Project Runway (hey, don’t judge), I saw it no less than three times. I can just imagine someone coming into the weekly board meeting saying, “Hey, I have an idea, let’s take the oldest and most overused metaphor for women’s pubic hair and use it to promote our product”.

Now, I’ll admit, I’m a shaver. I don’t like hair on myself, but that’s a matter of personal preference. I DON’T want to be marketed to in such a way that implies that if I did have pubic hair that it would need to be manicured like shrubbery. I don’t need a special fancy schmancy razor to cut my pubic hair into hearts and flowers and fairy princess crowns, thank you!

I don’t get why they didn’t go with the simple approach of saying, “hey, we have a bikini razor so that if you do choose to shave, you can use something that might give you less irritation,” instead of pissing a bunch of us off.

Thanks, Schick, for reducing our bodies to landscaping projects.

Sex Toy Review: Tantric Satin Ties Wrist Cuffs by California Exotics

Posted in 1, sex, Sex Education, Sex Toys tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:07 pm by Femme Mystique

California Exotics Satin Wrist Cuffs
The Good: These are probably some of the prettiest cuffs I’ve ever seen.  I loved the red satin with the black ribbon corset pattern and the fact that they can be hooked together with the included metal clip.  They are also padded, which makes them super comfy.

The Bad: I was disappointed by the fact that they were far too large for my little wrists.  While these cuffs will work OK for very light BDSM play, I would recommend something sturdier for more advanced BDSM players.  The Velcro also catches very easily on the satin, which makes the fabric fray.

The Verdict: An overall good concept with a few flaws.  They definitely have a specific niche of those looking for pretty, comfortable restraints for very light BDSM.  I gave these cuffs three stars.

Check out my full review here.

*Don’t forget to use the code 6T2 at checkout to receive 15% off!

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