Crave Duet Review

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Some things are so beautiful that one develops an unfathomable attraction to them. This is how my relationship with the Solo and the Duet by Crave began. It’s fair to say that I’ve been drooling over each and every single one of their creations. To me they are the perfect embodiment of kalokagathia, a concept developed in classical Greek, that mean beautiful and good, as two inseparable entities in one. There wasn’t a word that could better describe the Crave products. Designed and manufactured in California, by a responsible and highly-respected company, they were just visually perfect. Anything from their gorgeous bullet vibrator necklace Vesper, to the Duet, was aesthetically pleasing, a perfect harmony of shape, functionality and style. Zero bullshit. No made-up needs and functionalities.

As much as I loved my Vesper and its bold statement, I knew that the Duet was more powerful. It featured a turbo mode, and it was this striking beauty made of silicone and stainless steel. And it had two “arms” or “ears” which reminded me of the Jimmyjane Form 2. I imagined how perfectly they will surround my clitoris and the endless joys they will bring to it.

But first things first, what does the Crave Duet offer?

Crave Duet ReviewThe Duet is a handheld vibe, bigger than a bullet vibrator, but really comfortable to hold in just one hand. It’s 4.5″ long, 1.1″ wide and 0.5″ thick. It has 4 vibration modes, 4 power levels and its steady vibration offers a turbo mode as well (which is respectively more powerful than the 4th speed). It’s completely waterproof, and it doesn’t need a power cord at all, since it can be plugged directly into a USB port. It’s silent, rumbly and decently strong.

The two little “ears” are a little flexible, so they don’t apply pressure the way a bullet vibe does, or the way Form 2 does for that matter. What’s cool about that is that it actually feels like fingers embracing your clit, but ones that also vibrate. The sensation is really pleasant with a good amount of lubrication, because I can stroke my clit with the vibe in a unique way that no other toy offers.

How did it feel?

One thing that was a letdown and didn’t work really well for me is how close the two ears were to each other. That “pincer” shape is way too narrow, and I have a fairly small clitoral glans (the “nub”, or the external part of the clitoris). I can’t even imagine how it will possibly work for people with larger clits.

It surrounded my clitoris in a way that was too intense and even painful at times. While this shape worked really well in the Form 2, where the two motors were farther apart, the two sides of the Duet were too close for me to be able to comfortably use it. That might be exactly what would work for some people, but it was too pinpoint, too pinch-y and too direct for me. And I am someone who likes the highest speed of a Doxy Die Cast. I DO like strong vibrations, but the Duet turned out to be both not powerful enough, and not shaped in a way that would facilitate my orgasm.

Crave Duet ReviewAnd the same time, with enough lubricant on my clit, moving it left and right, similar to stroking my clit with hands, was quite enjoyable. Similar to the Form 2, it does have some really interesting patterns that bounce back and forth from the two ears, pulsate in an intricate way and amuse my clitoris like no other vibe. Does that make me orgasm? Not really, but it’s a fairly good for warm-up. And I have no doubt that many people will be able to orgasm with either just the patterns or the steady Turbo mode alone.

I also tried using it sideways, just one “ear” at a time. This wasn’t too successful for me either, because the Duet is flexible, so I can’t really press it against my clit or against one side of my clit to get off from it. It also tends to make a weird sound and kind of “struggle” if you press it too hard against the body. For some reason the motor doesn’t agree with being pressed against something.

The Crave Duet made a very interesting nipple vibrator though! If you pinch two parts together, it can become a handheld vibrating nipple clamp.

Usability and accessibility

While I love its beautiful little storage case, its size and the fact that it doesn’t even need a specific charger, there are features of the Duet that I find a little less appealing. While I always appreciate separate buttons for speed up and speed down, as well as a third one for moving between patterns, these three controls were all located on a tiny rectangular of 1.1″ by 0.5″. That makes everything a bit too difficult to press, locate and use. Especially for people with less dexterity, ones with arthritis or tendinitis. The Turbo mode was even less accessible, because on steady mode, after reaching the highest speed, one has to press steadily the “+” button for 2 additional seconds. In practice it’s even more complicated than it sounds.

In conclusion

dscn3366With a price point of $149, this clitoral vibrator is far from affordable or even thinkable for most people. And as much as I wanted, truly wanted, to love it, and as much as I hate to give Crave a “bad” or mixed review, I cannot easily recommend it to people. It’s too anatomically specific and there’s a huuuuge chance it’s going to be too narrow, pinchy and way too pinpoint for many people. And it’s not even the most powerful clitoral vibe I own or have tried, so even from the standpoint of power, I can’t easily tell people to go for it. I think other Crave products have far better success rate than the Duet. The Vesper necklace vibrator, the Crave Bullet or even the Solo will probably be a much more suitable choice for most, and at the cost of a much smaller risk of not fitting or working well for everybody’s anatomy (and some of them are half the price of the Duet). I am going to even throw the Tango as an option, a rechargeable waterproof vibrator by We-Vibe, much cheaper than the Duet and far more versatile and practical. I know that there are many people who’ve loved the Duet and as a matter of fact, it has mainly highly positive reviews at most retailer websites. But can’t possibly recommend a vibe of that price range that clearly isn’t going to fit far too many body types. While supposedly external vibes should be a category that’s far less dependent on one’s anatomy, the Crave Duet happens to be the exception.

You can get Crave at Vibrant or at Shevibe.

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VeDO Bam Bullet Review

VeDO Bam Bullet

I love reviewing price-point items. Especially ones that surprise me in a good way. Sex toys keep getting further and further out of reach for the average customer. And this makes me sad, because A. everyone deserves better sex life, pleasure and orgasms, B. what if the toy doesn’t really work for you, you’re gonna through away in the garbage some 150 bucks? Luckily lately Peepshowtoys is trying to store more and more affordable, but high-quality products. And enter VeDO. Silicone rechargeable toys with non-scary price tags.

The VeDO Bam Bullet is a little powerhouse! While with it’s 1″ x 3.25″ it’s not a tiny bullet vibe that’s going to fit most of your bullet-compatible toys, Bam offers everything else you can possibly need. VeDO Bam is easy to hold, it’s rumbly and really strong, it’s rechargeable, waterproof and is made of silicone with ABS plastic button at the end.

VeDO Bam has 10 vibration modes, out of which only one is steady vibration. Instead of wasting your time with going through slower vibration settings, it goes straight to maximum power. Which is simply great, if that’s what your’e looking for. The rest 9 settings are different patters. Bam is easily one of the most powerful clitoral bullet vibrators I own, and luckily, it’s not buzzy and annoying.

While I cannot recommend it to people who like slower and milder vibration modes, since Bam simply doesn’t have them, if you are looking for intense rumbly power, from an affordable larger bullet vibrator, look no further. Bam comes in three colors: pink, purple and turquoise, and it’s very soft and smooth to touch. While it won’t fit in the hole at the bottom of your dildo, you can hide it in any of your pockets or glass cases, and discretely take it on your travels.

VeDO Bam sells for just $29 at Peepshowtoys and you can even take advantage of my 10% discount from them.

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Tantus Cush O2 Review

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I can’t believe that I’ve reviewed so many toys since Wetlandia was created, and yet, I’ve only written about about 5 dildos, out of which one was a feeldoe, and another — a dildo with a handle. So let me present to you one more good ol’ dildo: the Cush O2 by Tantus.

 

While in many ways Cush O2 is just a dildo: it’s harness-compatible, it doesn’t have a hole for a bullet vibe, it doesn’t have a suction cup, at the same time Cush O2 is so much more. There’s nothing simple or predictable about it. First of all, it’s made of the dual density Tantus silicone, which makes it squishier and softer, more realistic and less harsh to the body and the vaginal or anal walls. It has a little bit of a texture to it, a pronounced coronal ridge and a few grooves further down the shaft. Let me be clear from the very start. This is a monster of a dildo. It’s 7″ long and has is 1.75″ in diameter. Please, get a ruler and check these dimensions before ordering. Also, maybe sleep on it? Many people have bigger eyes than vaginas or asses. Which is to say that you might think you want a dildo this big, but it might not be the case. If you are unsure whether you can handle 1.75″, I’d recommend the Flurry O2, which is similar to the Cush, but is only 1.5″ thick.

The material

The Cush O2 is made of a matte dual density Tantus silicone. Tantus products are known for their super high-quality materials and production standards. Unlike Alan O2, which was a very realistic dildo that felt a little tacky, because it didn’t have the matte finish the Cush has, Cush O2 is very velvety. The colors of this beauty are just gorgeous. Pastel pink, violet or blue, with different shades and hints. While this dildo is super girthy and has just a little bendiness to it, it’s squishy and its girth doesn’t feel as excessive. But keep in mind that if you are looking for a super real-life and squishy silicone, you might need to check out the VixSkin silicone, by Vixen Creations.

Another thing to never forget is that the silicone of Cush need a loooot of lubrication. Get yourself a big bottle of water-based or hybrid lube and don’t be shy to reapply as much lube as needed. If you plan on using it anally, I’d strongly recommend using a lube-shooter and lubing up your ass thoroughly before inserting this toy.

The shape

Tantus Cush O2 DildoAs I mentioned, the Cush O2 is an impressive dick. It doesn’t have a g-spot curve, but its ridges and girth stimulate the g-spot really well. Its 7″ allow you to have a good hold of it and have enough length to be able to comfortably hold the dildo in your hands and thrust in and out. What I like about the Cush is the shape of the head, and its softness, which is very gentle to my cervix (unlike other long dildos or vibes) and never causes ouch-y sensations.

If you want to used the Cush for strap-on sex, you will need a bigger O-ring. I couldn’t really use it with the stretchy O-ring of the Joque Harness, because I didn’t want to force the harness to hard and maybe rip it, and it doesn’t look like other SpareParts harnesses are compatible with it either. Keep in mind that while the material of the dildo is softer, the ridges can feel too harsh if you go at it right away, so I’d warm up with another dildo and go slow. Otherwise it might scratch the vaginal walls or the rectum too much, if you’re fucking too hard with it with no preparation.

How does it feel

Cush O2 has received stellar reviews from many other sex bloggers. If never ceases to amuse and excite my g-spot. It might not be my everyday dildo I can pop inside of me right away, it does need warm up with a smaller toy, but when I do work my way up to using it, it’s always spectacular. I love squeezing it with my vaginal walls while using a clitoral vibe.

While I haven’t used it anally, since I can’t quite accommodate its size in there, its squishiness probably makes the girth feel much less intense and much more pleasant. If you dislike textured anal toys, you might want to avoid the Cush though.

Another thing I have to say about the Cush is that it will be a great warm up for fisting, because of its size.

Things to consider

I’ve read a couple of reviews saying that the ridges of the dildo ended up right at the vaginal opening, so using the toy was actually painful. If you know that you are sensitive to texture, or if you know you have a more shallow vagina and can’t take in a great amount of length, you should probably just pick another Tantus O2 dildo.

In conclusion

Cush O2 isn’t a legendary dildo for no reason. It’s a jolly big ol’ semi-realistic cock that has enough firmness to stimulate the g-spot, but not too much to feel unpleasant. I am a sworn fan of the Tantus dual density O2 silicone line and the Cush only confirmed that. But if you have any doubts that you can take a dildo of its dimensions, I’d always start with its smaller sibling, the Flurry O2.

You can get it from Tantus, Shevibe or Peepshowtoys

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Tantus Rumble Dorado Head Review

Tantus Rumble Dorado Head

You already know that Tantus is a company particularly close to my heart. What they create is almost always pure genius, and they’re a great role-model of responsible business practices for the whole adult industry. Oh, and they’re cute as f*ck. They’ve just sent me this Christmas card.

As a person who’s not particularly able-bodied, with many chronic diseases that result in pain in my limbs, shoulders and back, I was extremely happy when Tantus launched the Rumble, their ultra light vibrator. Rumble is also gender-neutral and inclusive. It’s for all bodies, all sizes, all shapes, all genders, all expressions, all orientations. I’ve already reviewed the Rumble, so I am not going to talk much about the vibrator itself, but one of its attachments that I’ve come to like a lot.

Rumble Dorado HeadOne of the huge advantages of the Rumble is the fact that it comes with interchangeable heads that you can buy separately. You might wander how this is different from using an attachment on a Magic Wand or Doxy Die Cast. On Rumble, even the smooth “main” head is an attachment. You remove it, and then place the attachment you want, instead of putting it over the original head. This way the attachment fits better, everything is 100% hygienic and sanitizable (because all of the heads are made of matte smooth silicone), and there are no weird noises or problems with transmitting the vibration well. Have you ever tried a Magic Wand attachment that doesn’t fit well? All the excessive sounds and all that buzzing and flapping around, ugh!

The Dorado Head might look familiar, and that’s because it’s similar to a Magic Wand attachment, called Flutter Tip. While many people complain that the buzziness and the power of the Magic Wand make the Flutter Tip unbearable, the Dorado head works on the Rumble in a simply delicious way.

The only way I can describe the Dorado Head is: oral sex performed on you by a cool robot with a vibrating tongue. No joking! Seriously, it feels like a tongue caressing you, but one that also vibrates. It’s spectacular! And it’s good not just for clits, you guys! As with everything else about the Rumble, it can be used by everybody. Body parts that love the Dorado Head vary from clits, vulvas, trans men’s dicks, and penile frenula (the plural of frenulum, yes, I am that geek), to nipples, balls, perineums and ass holes. I swear to god, butts love the Dorado head, it feels like anilingus (more commonly known in the popular culture as rimming)!

Adding plenty of lube on the area where you’re going to use the Dorado Head makes the sensation even more “oral-sex-like” and its’ much more enjoyable. It almost starts resembling saliva and the flickering fin of the Dorado turns into an even more realistic tongue.

It’s also great for people who are very sensitive to touch, particularly on their clits, because the Dorado is a very gentle and sensual attachment. Also, if you don’t to change attachments, Dorado still has several ridges that are similar to the original Rumble head, so you can alternate between the little fin of the Dorado, or the more broad and substantial edges and sides of the head.

And once you are done with it, just remove the attachment, wash it with soap and water, boil it, or bleach it, and you’re done! If you want to read my full review of the Tantus Rumble vibrator, go here.

It costs $24, and it’s sold separately from The Rumble. 

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Satisfyer Pro Penguin Review

Satisfyer Penguin

There are going to be some of you, who will hate the looks of this toy. I know many people who almost find the color pink offensive to their feminism. I’m the kind of feminist that’s comfortable enough with embracing their feminine side, and having pink objects in my possession is far from threatening to my activism or self expression. At the same time, I’d like to acknowledge that many people with vulvas might not feel feminine and might genuinely avoid pink or fuchsia toys. So I am always kind of disappointed when toys don’t come in any other color option. At the same time I am really, really into how cute and simplistic the Satisfyer Penguin is.

The Satisfyer Pro Penguin is a toy many have been waiting for. It’s nominated for Best Powered Toy of the Year by Xbiz, as well as for Best Innovative Toy of the Year. The last one I find quite ironic, given that the Satisfyer allegedly stole the pulsation technology from the Womanizer. Anywho… After the huge success of the original Satisfyer Pro 2, the company released four new models almost simultaneously. I’ve already reviewed one of the battery operated models, the Satisfyer 2, and I’ve been extensively testing and comparing the toys. The biggest difference that the new models have, with the exception of the Satisfyer 1, is the shape of the nozzle. While the Satisfyer Pro 2 had a nozzle with a small opening, but very thick outer part, covering a larger area around the clitoris, three of the new models, including the Penguin don’t have that extra cushioning.

What is the Satisfyer?

Its’ a clitoral or nipple toy that uses a combination of pulsation and suction and is meant to be placed around the glans of the clitoris, or the nipple. It’s very gentle and subtle sensation, that on higher speed can become intense and powerful, but it’s very distinguishable from vibration. These toys also work great underwater. The closest way of describing it would be: it feels like someone performing really skillful cunnilingus on your clit.

What does the Penguin feature?

dscn3584The Penguin is a rechargeable waterproof toy, that’s made of silicone and ABS plastic. It comes in a nice box, sans a storage case, and features 11 speeds. While the 11 speed motor is a common feature of the other Satisfyers, the motors are all different for the different products (or at least, they feel different). While the Penguin is not as powerful as the original Satisfyer Pro 2, I think it’s as good an option, as the Pro 2. They’re just different, and I can’t necessarily rank one higher. The Penguin also has similar controls with the Pro 2 — one button for turning it on or off, and one for the speeds. Unfortunately the one button only circles through the speeds and cannot go back, unless you go to the highest setting, after which instead of going from 11 to 1, it starts slowing down: 11, 10, 9…. I find this really frustrating and annoying, because the speeds are so many that having to go all the way back from the start over can be exhausting. (Hence, my appreciation for the only model that has “+” and “-” controls.) It has a very comfortable to hold shape, the body of the toy is matte and totally non slippery, it’s lighter than the Pro 2 and is a little smaller, making it even even easier to take with you on a trip.

How is it different?

The Penguin comes at a slightly lower price-point. It lost the excessive noise of the motor and is now a much more discrete and non-distracting to use a toy. It’s slightly less powerful than the Pro 2, which I don’t mind, to be honest. The few highest programs of the Satisfyer Pro 2 were always a bit too much for me. The Penguin feels much more pinpoint and concentrated. It’s less overwhelming and is more gentle and nuanced.

The only thing to consider is the size of your clit and the size of the nozzle. While the opening of the nozzle is wider than the one of the original Satisfyer, the nozzle doesn’t have the additional patting covering a larger area. Which might make it unsuitable for people with larger clits, or ones who dislike too pinpoint stimulation.

Tips for using it

I am going to repeat most of the things I’ve already said about the other models. Add lube on your clit and vulva, as well as on the nozzle. Try combining wearing a butt plug, a vaginal egg or kegel balls while using the Satisfyer Pro Penguin, if you find clitoral stimulation unable to get you off alone. And definitely give it a spin underwater!

In conclusion

Satisfyer Pro PenguinThe Satisfyer Pro Penguin is a great gift for anyone who doesn’t already own a Satisfyer or a Womanizer. I would even recommend it to someone who wants to replace their older Satisfyer because of its noise levels. As with any other sex toy, there’s no guarantee it’s going to work for you or that you’re going to like it. But if you like receiving oral sex, or gentle clitoral stroking, chances are you might really like the Satisfyer Penguin. The positive reviews and feedback for these toys are far greater than the negative ones. The Satisfyer Penguin is probably one of the best models out of all. I love it’s shape, it’s matte material, its subtle pulsation. And the price of just $49 certainly doesn’t hurt either.

Disclaimer: The Satisfyer 2 was generously provided to me by Peepshowtoys in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.

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OhMiBod blueMotion Nex 2 Review

Updated on 12/19/2016.

OhMiBod blueMotion Nex 2

I’ve had my eyes on OhMiBod (aka LoveLife) toys for a while now. And one model in particular: the LoveLife Cuddle. I’ve read a great many positive reviews, and the price tag of $69 for a rechargeable vibrator just had me perplexed. How could a vaginal vibrator of such a small size get such great rating? Then OhMiBod added a bluetooth remote function and an app and called it blueMotion Nex 2. This made me extra curious to find out whether the Nex 2 was worth almost twice the Cuddle. Short answer: I  don’t think so. But we’ll get to that.

How similar is it to the Cuddle?

OhMiBod blueMotion Nex 2The blueMotion Nex 2 arrives in a stylish box (but not as small and cute as the one of the Cuddle) with a white satin storage bag.

It’s a small insertable vibe with an insertable length of 4″ and only 1.25″ of maximum girth in diameter. It has a nice and smooth silicone shaft and ABS plastic handle with three controls. It’s super easy to change speeds and vibration modes. It has 7 patterns, some of which are quite nice, and multiple speeds. It’s rechargeable, taking around 2.5 hrs to fully charge in exchange of up to 2 hrs of play. Unfortunately, it’s only splash proof, not submersible. Cleaning lube and vaginal fluids off the embedded OhMiBod letters in the silicone at he back of the toy can be a challenge. Why do companies keep making toys this way? Never mind… blueMotion Nex 2 and Cuddle are equally powerful, rumbly but quiet, and have an insanely good g-spot curve. It might not look like it, but it’s far more pleasant than many other g-spot vibrators I’ve used. It’s super easy to hold and use, and makes me orgasm both applied on my clit or in my vagina. So far, I give it 5 stars.

How does it feel?

Overall I am somewhat of a size queen. But I’ve noticed that often I like bigger objects vaginally just to make up for the lack of a g-spot curve. I squeeze my vaginal muscles around their shaft and this is how I end up applying pressure on my g-spot.

With the Nex 2 or the Cuddle, I don’t need any of that. Even its small size is enough to make me come because of how it’s shaped. But I often like using an additional clitoral vibrator, such as the We-Vibe Touch, alongside vaginal stimulation. But that’s just my jam, and that’s how I use most insertable vibrators or dildos.

What’s up with the blueMotion?

I don’t understand why they couldn’t call the Nex 2 simply Cuddle 2 to avoid the confusion. Confusion? Yes, because the blueMotion line has an entirely different toy, Nex 1, which is a pantie vibe. So, I almost got the wrong product. Names should help your purchasing experience, not have you Google things and research what’s what.

I don’t know who came up with the blueMotion line. The whole idea is that these vibrators can be controlled with the help of a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet. Cool, nothing unusual here. Many people like the We-Connect app by We-Vibe and it works well for playing with a partner around the globe or in a BDSM public play scenario. Having someone wear their toy while their partner controls it, is not a fundamentally new idea. But the Nex 2 is just a regular vaginal vibrator that can’t be worn outside for public play. And it’s a vibrator that has controls which work really well, as a matter of fact I couldn’t be more happy with its well-designed buttons. Which kind of defeats the purpose of a so-so app.

If you ask me, the hole point of having someone control the vibrations of an internal vibrator is a bit non nonsensical. A lot of the pleasure one derives from an internal vibrator is from the way one moves their wrists, how they control the shaft of the toy, how they thrust in and out — all of that. Having someone controlling your vibe from around the globe, or from a distance, unfortunately doesn’t make them really in control of your pleasure. It’s a better idea in theory than in practice.

Possible Applications

I completely admit that there are many scenarios in which it could be exciting to have someone control your vibrator for you. Whether you’re in a long distance relationship, or enjoy power play and orgasm denial, the app can give you an extra dimension and more opportunities to enjoy your time together or your time apart.

Cam girls could also use this vibrator as an opportunity to connect with their clients and allow a much more interactive experience.

The app

While the app itself is not bad, I wouldn’t say that it is that necessary to the average customer or that it brings much additional value to the toy (unlike an app controlled toy is exactly what you were looking for). One big downside of the app is that it doesn’t allow you to use the toy in a steady vibration setting or easily control the speed (the way the We-Connect app does, for example). It allows you to control a few patterns (and you already have patterns on the vibe), design your own pattern, or allow the toy to create a pattern via sounds — the pattern is controlled by the loudness of a voice, music or whatever you choose to play in the background. Again, in everyday life, many of these are just novelty aspects that don’t contribute that much to the experience in practice.

Did I mention that the app allows you to record your orgasms? It literally lets you set a weekly goal of how many times you want to come. What on earth? Why would I reach to my phone and mark down that I’ve had an orgasm. In an app. In a journal, maybe… I get it that some people like sex geekery and might be excited to record that, but for an extra $60? How about notepads? Virtual or analogue? Not to mention that this puts a whole lot of pressure on you. I don’t like the aspect of asking our bodies to perform a certain way, say, come a minimum number of time a week.

In conclusion

OhMiBod blueMotion Nex 2I find the upgrade OhMiBod gave to the Cuddle a bit unnecessary for the average customer. What you get extra is  an app that’s just okay. If you are in a long-distance relationship and want to have an internal vibe that your partner can control, I strongly recommend We-Vibe Rave that is slightly cheaper and is a mind-blowing toy, that also has a good g-spot curve, and a much better app. If you just want a good g-spot vibrator, get the Cuddle, it’s virtually the same toy as Nex 2 sans the app. By all means, if you  can afford the Nex, and if you like the few extra functionalities, Nex 2 is still a good overall product. And it still manager to be cheaper than most rechargeable silicone brands, some of which don’t even come with a storage case, let alone an app. The blueMotion Nex 2 will set you back $129, while the Cuddle is just $69 and totally rocks. If you are struggling financially, don’t despair, the Cuddle is an utter delight!

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Disclaimer: OhMiBod blueMotion Nex 2 was generously provided to me by Good Vibrations in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo Review

Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo

I’ve been dreaming of the day I’d get to review the Pulse by Hot Octopuss. When I started my blog, I had just come back from Woodhull SFS16. I remember Erin Basler (a sex educator and disability advocate) mentioning what a great toy it was, not just in general, but for people with mobility issues, for folks with erectile dysfunction and many others. The Pulse II Solo or Duo used to be on my wishlist for many months. I used to imagine the great pleasure it could bring my partner… I wanted to use it in a BDSM dynamic. I wanted to use it for forced orgasm. I wanted to have him blindfolded and tied up, to tease him, to caress him and then pop the toy onto his hard cock and make him completely mine. Unable to fight orgasm. Orrr something of that sort. Did I drift away? You have to forgive me…

Then the joyous day finally arrived! Hot Octopuss asked me to review their newest model, the Pulse III Duo. Lucky me! I was trembling with anticipation. I opened the stylish box with the British flag on it (Hot Octopuss is a British brand), took the toy in my hands… and my heart sank. As much as the toy features flexible wings able to expand and fit different penis sizes, there’s a crescent at the bottom of the toy that’s completely molded and fixed, making the toy only compatible with penises with diameter of 1.4″ and less. I knew that my partner’s dick couldn’t remotely fit in the Pulse. I had to go back and remember the ghosts of past penises (these days I am much more into girls, so the rest of the penises I’ve played with date way back). Reminiscing on the past didn’t help much either. A good third of the penises I could remember wouldn’t be able to fit in the Pulse — I think. This came as a huge surprise to me, because I’ve read a number of other reviews of the toy, and no other blogger, reviewer or sex educator had mentioned that this toy has severe limitations when it comes to the girth it can accommodate.

I’m guessing that probably more than half of the penises in the world will be able to fit in the toy and experience great pleasure with it — but no statistics here to back this up. So I can’t recommend the toy to anyone who thinks they’re on the larger end of the scale without seeing the product in real life, at a brick and mortar, and judging for themselves.

But if there’s a will, there’s a way…

With plenty of lube, weird sideways positions, and maneuvering we managed to somehow use the toy. And I am more than happy to report that WE LOVED IT.

But first things first, what is Pulse?

Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo ReviewPulse is a guybrator. It’s an external penis “sleeve” that vibrates. It doesn’t simply vibrate, but it oscillates, creating a much deeper, rumblier sensation. This technology was developed to help people with spinal injury achieve orgasm and experience pleasure. And it works beyond “great”. It’s a state of the art sex toy that has me drooling every time I see it. Finally a high tech, super cool, powerful and sophisticated penis toy that goes beyond tacky TPE penis sleeves.

The toy goes around the penis and since it has flexible wings, it can stay in place and give hands free pleasure (when the penis is erect). It can be used with or without lubricant for two different sensations. Without lube the toy will stay static, and the penis can enjoy the said hands-free pleasure; while lubricated it can be used as a vibrating stroker.

It’s made of silicone and ABS plastic, weighs 220 g or 7.76 oz, and it is entirely waterproof, rechargeable and features 6 preset vibration modes, as well as turbo mode. The “on” and “off” button is really easily distinguishable from the power up and down controls as they’re on separate parts of the toy. Accessing the turbo mode can be achieved by holding the “+” button for more than 1 sec (though pressing it can be a little tricky if the penis is already inside).

What is it good for?

Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo ReviewThe Pulse III is good for practically everybody with a penis (and anyone who has a partner with a penis). It’s not just a masturbation device, but it can be used in various partnered scenarios (read some ideas a few paragraphs down).

This is also a great toy for anyone with disabilities. Anything from mobility and grip issues, to spinal injury and ED. Pulse can be used without an erection and can make even a flaccid penis ejaculate and experience pleasure. Yes, if you thought dicks are no good if they’re soft, think again! Penises can have pleasure with our without a hard on!

Another great realm of possibilities is for folks with sexual side effects from antidepressants. Many people (yes, men too!) experience anorgasmia as a result of antidepressant treatments and other medications. These side effects make it rather difficult to reach the point of no return. It often feels like the orgasm is so close but yet beyond reach. This can be extremely frustrating for both parties. Not only for the penis owner, but it can make the partner feel inadequate, unattractive or incapable of satisfying others. Using vibration can help a great deal, such as with small wands like the Tantus Rumble or the Mystic Wand Rechargeable. But the Pulse takes everything to another level.

Differences between Pulse II and Pulse III

Most stores still stock the older version, Pulse II, which sells for around $10 less than Pulse III. If you can afford it, I would recommend you get the III over the II, because the III uses a magnetic charger and is completely waterproof. Which does matter immensely for this toy because the entire inner part (and often the outside of it) gets all lubed up, not to mention possibly having ejaculate all over the toy! So being fully waterproof is pretty essential for cleaning up the Pulse. (Yes, the toy is not porous, but given how many ridges and grooves it has, lube easily gets stuck in places that are really hard to clean.)

When it comes to the Pulse II Duo vs. Pulse III Duo, there’s even more improvement. The outer motor of the toy, the one designed for the partner’s pleasure (see next section), is 25% more powerful. Again, the difference between the two is around $10, which is a small price to pay for waterproofness and more power.

Differences between Pulse III Solo and Pulse III Duo

Hot Octopuss Pulse 3 ReviewI know this review got a little confusing. The numbers II or III refer to the version of the toy; Solo or Duo refer to a key feature that differs between the two. Solo (II or III) is only a guybrator, meaning that it only vibrates on the inside, for the satisfaction of the penis. The Duo on the other hand (II or III) has one additional motor on the outside for the pleasure of the partner that’s not using it primarily. The “couple” function that the Duo has works for hetero, as well as gay couples. As long as your partner likes vibration, they can grind on the outside of the toy, while the first person is using the toy in their penis. This additional option is controlled by a remote control (which is also waterproof). The external motor has 3 power levels that are rumbly and broad, but not extremely powerful. The price difference between Solo and Duo is around $40 in each of the versions.

Enjoying it together

I am a strong believer that pretty much any toy is a couple’s toy. As long as you’re using it together with your partner, it’s a partnered toy. I think that any solo toy can be turned into a fun tool for your together time — sharing the experience is what counts. This is why I think even the Solo version is a great toy to be enjoyed with a partner. As I mentioned, you can use it in a BDSM scenario, you can simply hold the toy and stroke it for your partner, you can give them a blowjob while they’re using the toy (since the head of the penis is still mainly outside of the toy), or you can play with their balls or their ass… You can be 69-ing, they can be fingering you while enjoying the toy… The possibilities are endless.

Stepping into someone else’s shoes

I’m a strong believer of equality in pleasure. I’m a strong advocate for fixing the orgasm gap (the % of women who’ve experienced orgasm during their last partnered sex is far smaller than the % of men who’ve experienced orgasm during their last partnered sex). But to be fair, I also acknowledge that penis-owners don’t have as many choices when it came to toys. And that’s  unfair. Men can feel threatened by the numerous toys options a vulva-owner has. They may even feel like they can be replaced by a sex toy. This is why I think everyone should have a toy — better still, toys. Added benefit: guys can step into women’s shoes and finally get it: toys don’t replace partners, they enhance partnered time! Bottom line, penis-owners deserve pleasure and good choices too.

Things to consider

It’s worth mentioning that the Pulse III can feel a little obtrusive and weird for some users. It’s a very different sensation from that of other soft and squishy strokers. The Hot Octopuss Pulse is made of silicone and hard plastic, which can feel rigid and constraining for some penis-owners. Or at least it can take a little time getting used to it.

Things that can be improved in the future

I need to mention that the toy is a little loud, but from what I know from other reviewers, this is by far the quietest model. So I guess there’s only so much that can be done with this much power.

But as I said, what really troubles me is the size. The toy just doesn’t seem to fit in any possible way a penis with a girth greater than 1.4″, and even 1.3″ would barely be a good fit. The Pulse would greatly benefit from having editions in regular (the current) and large size(s). Or maybe even three sizes. After all, condoms come in 3 different sizes, at least, and they’re flexible.

Final Thoughts

Hot Octopuss Pulse III Duo ReviewThis multiple award-winning toy remains one of my best recommendations as a gift for penis-owners. It’s the Rolls Royce of penis toys. Even its Solo version brings so much joy and new sensations to the bedroom. It’s an absolute necessity for any man struggling with ED, anorgasmia, or any mobility issue, caused by aging, accidents or trauma. It’s also the ultimate masturbation tool that doesn’t assume the sexual orientation of the user, that doesn’t resemble any genitalia, orifice, or a sexual act performed with partner. It’s an entire new world of pleasure than any penis owner deserves to experience.

If you are able to spare the money and want to have more options for mutual pleasure derived from the toy, you can go for the Duo version that sells for $149. But the Solo version, priced at $109 will be great for most people. Remember, partnered fun depends on your imagination!

You can get the Pulse III Solo from Hot Octopuss, or you can enjoy free shipping from Good Vibrations or Shevibe.

You can get the Pulse III Duo from Hot Octopuss, or you can enjoy free shipping from Good Vibrations or Shevibe.

Disclaimer: Pulse III Duo was generously provided to me by Hot Octopuss in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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Satisfyer 2 Review

Satisfyer 2 Review

Many exciting and overwhelming things are happening in the world of sex toys at the end of this year. The Satisfyer released 4 new models of their pressure wave “vibrator”. After the success of the newest version of the Satisfyer Pro 2 I was wondering what they could improve or introduce. After all, the Satisfyer Pro 2 is really, really powerful. Its only downside is that it’s loud as f*ck. Luckily, my curiosity was satisfied (pun intended) when Peepshowtoys asked me if I wanted to review… ALL of the new Satisfyers. Yep, I mean… I had to. For… science. You know, people needed to know, so I had to have first… hand experience.

Thoroughly testing and comparing the new four models and the older Satisfyer Pro 2, made me wish I had an assistant to take notes as I was using them in the tub, in bed, and in every imaginable way. They were somehow so different from one another, yet similar. While I am not going to compare all five of them in this post, as this is something that I am going to leave for a completely separate article, I am going to make references to the different models, all of which you can find at Peepshowtoys. They not only carry all five models, but they offer very competitive prices for each of the toys.

Short intro into the models

Satisfyer 2 and Satisfyer Pro 2

Satisfyer 2 and Satisfyer Pro 2

There is the older, and currently most expensive model, Satisfyer Pro 2. It’s rechargeable, and it’s the most powerful one of the five.There are two new rechargeable models, the Satisfyer Pro Penguin and the Satisfyer Pro Deluxe. They’re slightly less powerful, but much less noisy than the Pro 2. The shape of their nozzle is very different though, and I am still doing some extensive testing (someone has to), as they differ in subtle ways. And there are two battery operated models, the Satisfyer 1 and the Satisfyer 2.

I am mainly going to compare the last two, since they’re in the same price-range, and they’re the only two that are battery operated. They both use 2 x AAA batteries and have 11 programs, but the Satisfyer 2 is a tiny bit more powerful, though definitely louder.

What’s the Satisfyer 2?

Satisfyer 2 ReviewIf you are unfamiliar with the world of pulsators, or pressure wave vibrators, all of the Satisfyers (as well as the Womanizers) work in a similar way. (It’s also worth noting that Womanizer sued Satisfyer for copying its technology.) They don’t vibrate, but instead slightly pulsate and apply a gentle suction. While the nozzle surrounds the clitoris and applies pulsations, at the same time the opening of the nozzle applies suction on the glans of the clit. It’s a really unique sensation different from any vibrator of form of play you’ve had. What the feeling is closest to is oral sex, but even the analogy with cunnilingus doesn’t really explain that well what the toy feels like. I’ve read a number of reviews and opinions, and a huge number of people have reported orgasming (and often just within minutes) solely with the toy, while others prefer it as a warm-up. And of course, there are people with really sensitive clit that didn’t like the sensation at all and found it overwhelming.  

The Satisfyer 2 is a battery operated version of the toy. It’s roughly the same size as the Satisfyer Pro 2, but it’s lighter. As I said, it’s less loud than the Pro 2, but out of the new four models, it’s still the loudest one. It definitely doesn’t look like a sex toy, it’s really stylish and tasteful and comes in a beautiful classy box. The nozzle is made of silicone and can be removed for cleaning purposes. The nozzle of the Satisfyer 2 is the biggest of all, with a much bigger opening, so it’s able to stimulate a wider area. Which I think is a huge plus, as the opening of the nozzle of the original Satisfyer was way too small for most clits.

What are the advantages?

Both battery-operated toys are much cheaper and come at a very attractive price-point. The Satisfyer 2 sells for $35, while the Satisfyer 1 has a price tag of $29. Where the Satisfyer 2 shines, besides the size of its nozzle, is the fact that it has “+” and “-” controls, something that no other model features. And this is really helpful for a toy that has 11 modes. Circling through them and going back a notch is a pain with the other versions, and this is one of the primary reasons I can passionately recommend this model and I chose to review it first. Another great thing about it is that it’s still very powerful. I for one had no problem reaching an orgasm with it. And speaking of battery-operated toys: once it’s dead, all you need to do is put in a fresh set of batteries. You don’t have to wait to recharge the toy, you don’t have to worry about cords and outlets. Which does make it great for travelling.

What are the disadvantages?

All of the new models came out of the box with a harsh smell of chemicals. It might be because they’re super new and just came out of the factory, or it could be just a problem with the first batches. But it’s something I haven’t experienced with the Pro 2. The smell is getting fainter and fainter with time, but even after a few days and using it in the tub, it’s still there.

Tips on how to use it

Satisfyer 2 and Satisfyer Pro 2

Satisfyer 2 and Satisfyer Pro 2

All of the Satisfyers are waterproof and can be used in the tub. This is something that I am definitely going to recommend, because it’s a truly unique sensation. While the warmth of the bath helps with circulation (ergo, arousal), many people dislike vibrators in the tub because the stimulation is numbed by water. In the case of the Satisfyers, the stimulation is enhanced — less acute but more nuanced. It makes the Satisfyer feel like a gentle massager, it feels like someone going down on you or someone gently stroking your clit.

If you want to use it out of the tub or the shower, I would recommend lubing up your vulva, and squeezing some lube in and around the nozzle.

If you like vaginal stimulation and feeling full, you should try wearing kegel balls while playing with the toy. Or any vaginal egg. Maneuvering a dildo alongside any Satisfyer might be a tricky task, that’s why I recommend vaginal balls instead.

It also feels really good for nipple play. Just sayin’.

In conclusion

The Satisfyer 2 is one of the models I can easily recommend for several reasons. Battery-operated toys usually malfunction far less often than rechargeable ones, and you can keep enjoying the toy with new batteries (but, yes, we could use fewer batteries in the world…). It has a price-point of almost half the price of the Satisfyer Pro 2, it’s less loud and it’s almost as powerful. To be honest, it’s power-range is probably going to be enough for most people, because the last several speeds of the Pro 2 are way too strong. And it has “+” and “-” buttons to go back and forth in speeds, separate from the “on” and “off” button!

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Fun Factory Cayona Review

Fun Factory Cayona Vibrator

It’s not often that I absolutely love a vibrator that doesn’t really do what it’s supposed to. But it does so many other things so impressively well, that it won my heart the first time it touched my lady bits. Fun Factory Cayona is nothing short of an amazing g-spot and vulva vibrator — which for some reason is trying to be a dual vibrator. I wouldn’t have even figured this out if I didn’t read the description of the product, which says that it’s supposed to stimulate the clitoris as well as the g-spot. This it does not, but with all this in mind, I absolutely love it and am not even really disappointed that it’s not a rabbit vibrator.

When one of the companies I work frequently with, Peepshowtoys (kind to send me so many toys to review), asked me if I wanted to review the Cayona by Fun Factory, I couldn’t type “YES” fast enough. Why was that? First of all… well… Fun Factory! Duh! If you are not familiar with the world of sex toys, Fun Factory is a premium sex toy brand, made and designed in Germany, with really good quality products, joyful colors and wonderful shapes. And most of their sex toys are constantly on my wishlist.

What Is Cayona?

Cayona is a vibrator that looks like a vulva. Need I say more? It’s just so beautiful it makes me squeal every time I look at it. Not only does it look like a vulva, but it’s a great vulva vibrator, as well as a vaginal vibrator. For those of us damaged by the non-existent sex-ed in school and throughout adult life: vulva is everything on the outside, including labia majora a labia minora and the clitoris; vagina is the internal organ where penetration happens. Because Cayona is shaped like a vulva, it rests perfectly well on the vulva. Which is great if you like external vibration that’s not just concentrated on the clit. Technically any internal vibrator can be placed over the vulva, but the Cayona is squishy, soft and modeled in a way that just fits insanely well.

Fun Factory CayonaVibrations on the vulva, not just on the clitoris itself, can be extremely beneficial to people who dislike direct or pinpoint clitoral vibration, but also ones that like their entire genitalia played with and stimulated. The clitoris is not just a knob; what we see on the outside is just the glans of the clitoris, not the entire organ. The clit has “legs” deeper inside the body, on each side of the vaginal opening. So, vibration on a broader genital area can work really well for both arousal and achieving orgasm.

While using a vibrator over the vulva will block your vaginal opening (so it cannot be used alongside a dildo or during penetration), you can combine the Cayona with kegel balls or a vibrating egg internally. Or just enjoy the external stimulation.

Apart from pleasuring my vulva, Cayona is great for vaginal (internal) use. It’s neither a super long nor a very girthy vibrator with its insertable 4″ and a diameter of 1.5″, but its gentle g-spot curve and rumbly vibrations are all I needed. These days I find super pronounced g-spot curves too much, and the sensation can be almost painful. The Cayona will stroke your g-spot instead of jamming it directly. Thrusting in and out, or twisting the handle clockwise or counterclockwise does the trick perfectly.

You will need a lot of lube for vaginal play, because the Fun Factory silicone is a little draggy. Use a good amount of body-safe water-based lubricant with it. Unlike most silicone vibrators, Cayona is not just covered in a thin layer of silicone, which would make it feel almost like plastic. It’s softer and squishier, has a little bit of bend to it and feels much more natural. At the same time it does apply enough pressure on the g-spot to actually make you come.

What Does It Offer?

The Fun Factory Cayona is nothing short of a premium vibrator by a reputable brand. It’s entirely waterproof and submersible, it’s rechargeable with the help of a magnetic charger (no wall adapter included, just the USB cord), and it has a 1-year warranty. It offers deep and rumbly vibrations, has 6 speeds and 6 patterns and, thank god, it has a travel lock. It’s relatively quiet — I’ve heard people complain about the noisiness of other Fun Factory toys, but the Cayona is not one of them. It doesn’t come with a storage bag (Fun Factory toys never do, sad face), but the packaging is stylish and not too pretentious; it’s not very heavy, nor takes a whole lot of space. And it comes in 4 beautiful pale pastel colors: yellow, green, blue and pink.

So What Doesn’t Work?

dscn3263This vibrator is definitely not a rabbit vibrator. The little pearl that it has (the one that looks like a clit) cannot reach the actual clitoris in any possible way while inserted. Again, I don’t think this is a big deal, because this vibe delivers many other sensations. But if you’ve purchased it with the idea of using it as a rabbit, this might be a letdown. If you are looking for a rabbit vibe, I’d recommend checking out at the Fun Factory Miss Bi.

In Conclusion

Cayona is a stunning silicone rechargeable vibe with a firm core and flexible softer coating. It has multiple speeds, and it can be used in the tub or the shower. And it’s rumbly! Unless you are looking for a much bigger, longer and girthier vibrator, Cayona is a great choice. It also doubles as a vulva vibrator: just place it over your labia and clit and enjoy the broader external vibrations. Did I forget to say that it’s just $99? And you get 10% off from Peeshowtoys. And it qualifies for free shipping. Just sayin’! (wink)

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Fun Factory BendyBeads Review

Fun Factory BendyBeads

Let me begin this post with the following… There aren’t many Fun Factory toys you can get your hands on for only $35. Hell, there aren’t many silicone toys you can get for under $50, let alone from a premium company. Which is quite important when it comes to sex toys (which can be very spendy these days). Everyone wants to buy body-safe and high-quality toys (or at least I hope that people are becoming more and more aware of body-safety and sex toy materials!). Everyone needs toys that are going to last them a long time, but this can rarely be achieved on a budget. Silicone is expensive, and product design and development are costly. And while there are certainly lower price-point brands that offer a number of silicone anal beads, I’ve often been less than impressed with their design. Beads look simple, it’s just a string of beads, right? What can go wrong or not work? Soooo many things, my friend. The Fun Factory BendyBeads can easily teach you what a good string of progressive beads are.

The Fun Factory BendyBeads make my inner anal slut blush. Every time I stumble upon them in my sex toy “box”, flashbacks of fun times make me smile devilishly. Before I start daydreaming of playing with the BendyBeads, let me tell you all about them!

What are BendyBeads?

BendyBeads are… well, they are bendy anal beads. Okay, all silliness aside, these are gorgeous silicone anal beads by Fun Factory, a company known for their high-quality products, innovative design and good business practices. They’re all made in Germany, and they’ve become one of the best and most well-known sex toy company in the world. Everything they make is body-safe, well-thought and simply gorgeous. They have a number of non-vibrating sex toys, such as anal toys and dildos, as well as a huge number of vibrators.

Fun Factory BendyBeadsThe toy arrives in the typical Fun Factory box: lightweight, stylish and minimalist. This isn’t Je Joue or Lelo-like packaging, there isn’t any pretense and no frou frou stuff. This might be a bit of a letdown for some folks who really want to get that feeling of luxury and glamour for their money. Nothing from Fun Factory comes with a storage bag, which is one of the few letdowns from the company, and the box is made of thin cardboard, which sometimes can arrive either damaged and bent a little bit. Not exactly how one would want their premium brand toy to arrive, especially if it’s for a gift. At the same time, there’s less of the impression that premium sex toys are only for wealthy pretentious people. Much more down to earth and “let’s play and have fun” vibe.

When you open the box you will see these beautiful beads. They’re available in black or red (currently Peepshowtoys only offers them in black). The first thing that will strike you is the super playful retrieval loop at the end. It looks naughty, but it’s super helpful for removal, as well as playing around with the beads. The string has an insertable length of 7.5″, but one can take in portions of the toy without having it slip out. The first bead has a diameter of around 0.8″, while the fifth bead measures 1.3″. This makes the BendyBeads great for beginners as well as advanced players.

How to use them

Anal beads are equally pleasurable and enjoyable for cis and trans people, for intersex folks, for penis and vulva-owners, for young and old, for straight or people of any sexual orientation. Because everyone has a butt and it feels good to play with it! While anal plugs are designed to just stay inside and apply pressure, and dildos are meant mostly for penetration and in-and-out motion, anal beads combine a little bit of both. They can stay put and are super flexible and comfortable to walk around while wearing them, engage in other sexual activities, but they’re even more fun during insertion and pulling out.

Fun Factory BendyBeads

As with all anal toys, always use plenty of lubrication. This applies even more to Fun Factory toys because the finish of their silicone is extra draggy. I would recommend a hybrid lube with them, such as Sliquid Organics Silk, because while it has silicone in it, it won’t be not enough to ruin the silicone toy, but enough to make the experience longer lasting and more pleasurable. While the Bendy Beads are flexible, they are still connected to one another and transfer movement better, unlike the FlexiFelix beads. The BendyBeads are more… buoyant, more jumpy. They apply more pressure and even gently shaking the handle will transfer the sensation to the entire string of beads. You can place a vibrator in the loop (but it should be thicker than the We-Vibe Tango) and it will be transmitted through the body of the toy. (Flexi Felix beads are more detached from one another, the whole string feels more limp and loose.)

One way of enjoying them is during vaginal intercourse. This applies to both partners, even in the case of a hetero-couple. If a penis-owner is wearing the beads, they will massage the prostate while wearing them and will make intercourse even more enjoyable. If a vulva-owner is wearing them while being penetrated by a penis, this will make her vagina feel tighter, ergo intercourse much more intense for her too. At the same time the beads can be felt by the penis as nice ridges, which makes the experience different and better for the dick as well. The last bead is also big enough that playing around with them can be used as a warm up for anal intercourse or pegging.

I would recommend going slowly and taking as little or as much of the string as your body is ready for. You can take your time and only use one or two beads for a couple of times, and slowly add more beads after a few play sessions. Even in the course of a single evening, you don’t have to insert all of the beads at once. Place the first and the second bead, then fool around, give each other oral sex, hand jobs, play with each other, whatever revs your engine. Only then move to bead 3, 4, etc. Butt play is not a race!

Safety and hygiene 

dscn2923Because these beads are long, I would recommend using a lube shooter to lube up the rectum beforehand, and have plenty of lubrication for when the beads reach deeper inside. Removing the beads is extremely pleasurable, but don’t pull porn moves unless you are experienced with anal beads. So, don’t pull out the beads super fast and all at once. Removing anal toys should always happen nice and slow, and sometimes doing it too rapid can be painful and numb sensations, while slowly pulling out can be delicious and titillating.

Silicone toys are non-porous and can be properly sanitized even with just soap and water. I would recommend boiling anal beads, at least once in a while, or after every use, if the toy is shared by multiple partners. You can use a 1 to 10 bleach solution instead if you don’t have the time or the cookware to boil up water. Leave the toy in the bleach for 5-10 min. While the BendyBeads are seamless, there’s a decorative ridge that goes through all of the beads and adds some texture. This thing is a pain in the ass (pun intended) to clean. Sometimes lube gets stuck there, so you might need a brush to remove remaining fluids from that part.

In conclusion

Fun Factory Bendy Beads Anal If you are looking for progressive anal beads with a relatively girthy last portion, made by a good company and sold by a responsible retailer, the Fun Factory BendyBeads would be my first choice. There isn’t anything nearly as good on the market. While I greatly enjoy Tantus Ripple Large, which is of a similar size, it almost never stays put. The BendyBeads can stay inside during the friskiest of encounters. And at just $35 they’re one of the best pieces of anal strings you can get. If you are looking for smaller beads that don’t progress in size, the Fun Factory FlexiFelix would be my recommendation.

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