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.

Disclaimer: VeDO Bam Bullet 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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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.

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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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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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TRUSKYN Tru Feel Dildo Review

If you’ve ever used a dildo or any sex toy, one issue that comes up time and time again is firmness. Often silicone sex toys are extremely firm and feel too hard and plastic-y. Not that a dildo should necessarily feel like a penis — sometimes different materials such as glass or steel can feel amazing and bring new sensations. But still — a lot of vulva-owners really dig the squishy softness that humans have to their flesh. Super firm dildos can be really chafing, not to mention downright painful. This is why the adult industry has been trying to sell us a bunch or “real-feel” toys, most of which made of really questionable materials. Most of the time if a sex toy is super soft and realistic, this means that it’s simply made of some soft of termoplastic elastomer and is porous, ergo not entirely body-safe. Many brands come up with their own materials and call them cyberskin, or c-flex, silla-gel or whatever on earth name they chose for their poisons. They aim to confuse the consumer and avoid the actual question: “What is it made of?”. This is why raised my eyebrows the first time I saw “TRUSKYN” by Doc Johnson. I’ve already reviewed one item from the line, a penis stroker, and I’ve had my inner doubts whether Doc wasn’t pulling our leg again. But indeed, their TRUSKYN line is made by a dual density silicone.

Which is fantastic news, since this thing is so ridiculously squishy and pleasant! I’ve tried dual density silicone formulas before — by Tantus and by Vixen, and this is by far the softest and the squishiest toy I’ve tried. At the same time, if you are freaked out by realism, most of their dildo models are in fact non-realistic. This is why I chose to review the Tru Feel, it looked funky and different.

Packaging

The Tru Feel Dildo arrives in a tasteful box, and contains a storage bag and a lube. I threw away the latter instantaneously, because it contains propylene glycol. The dildo also comes with a little package of powder. Because of the softer density of the silicone on the outside, after you wash it, it can feel a little tacky. So they recommend that you powder it up, to get back that skin-like finish. I wouldn’t use the powder for anything in the world, since it’s kind of difficult to wash off, and I don’t want any of that sh*t going into my vagina. Yes, without the powder, the dildo won’t feel as velvety to the touch, but you are going to use it, right, not squeeze it as a stress ball, and the tackiness of the material isn’t anything you’re going to feel when you actually use it. In any case you will need to wash off the powder before using the dildo, so unless you are going to hold in your hands the dildo in-between uses, I don’t see any point in using the powder.

Specifications

The Tru Feel Dildo comes in black or blue. It’s a medium to small size dildo of total length of 6.5″, out of which 5.5″ are insertable and it’s 1.5″ wide (in diameter). It has small balls, which, like the dildo, are non-realistic. It doesn’t have a suction cup, but it is harness-compatible and anal-safe. It has s texture to it, enough to make you feel something upon insertion, but not too much to actually be painful or unpleasant.

How does it feel?

TRUSKYN Tru Feel Dildo

Because of its size and how squishy the silicone is I find the Tru Feel dildo a great choice for warm-up or for people who don’t like girthy or super long toys. It’s a fantastic choice for a first dildo, or for someone who only has firm dildos and wants to try something softer. The bendiness and pliability of the material also makes it superb for strap on sex, especially if you are new to it. Firstly, the base of the dildo is also soft, so it’s not going to uncomfortably press against and bruise the pubic mound of the person wearing it, and secondly, if you are not really good at aiming and don’t have a whole lot of experience with using a strap-on on someone, this dildo is not going to hurt them an unpleasant way while pounding. It’s also really enjoyable for anal sex experience: both for pegging or for anal play. It’s almost a butt-plug-like, since it gets narrow at the base.

Video

Check out this video to get a better idea of how squishy and flexible this dildo is.

In a nutshell

This is a fabulous dildo for anyone who likes dildos on the smaller side, or who prefers really soft, squishy and flexible toys. It’s great for both vaginal and anal sex, solo or partnered use, handheld or with a strap-on. It’s the most realistic (in feel) silicone toy for this price. Unless you are looking for something with a prominent g-spot curve, I would say the Tru Feel Dildo is a great choice. If you want something slightly curved and more girthy, you should check out the Tru Curve instead. The Tru Feel dildo sells for $44 and as much as I love Tantus dildos, they’re much firmer and maybe not a really good choice for everybody.

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Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring Review

Doc Johnson Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring

As much as I don’t want to admit that I like Doc Johnson products these days, I have to say they’re finally coming up with quality silicone toys with excellent price-points if you’re on a budget, or just don’t want to invest a whole lot of money in a new product category.

Cock rings can often be hit or miss, especially the vibrating ones. This is why I always find it hard to justify purchasing a premium-brand cock ring — say Je Joue Mio, not to mention the out-of-board $139 Lelo Tor 2 or Pino. The Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring is just $35 and it’s single version is just $25.

How do cock rings work?

Optimale Vibrating Double Cock RingCock rings are an inexpensive, yet extremely fun and healthy way of enjoying bigger, stronger and longer lasting erections. They keep the blood in the penis and testicles and make everything more engorged, veiny and just… visually striking. A penis with a ring on it looks like an angry bull that just saw a red cape. And there are few things more beautiful than that! The cock ring makes the penis look like it’s going to explode at any moment, with the only difference that this effect will last during the entire intercourse and the penis will be much more sensitive and receptive to touch, oral sex or good ol’ fucking. Cock rings can be single; if they’re really small and firm, they only go around the base of the cock, if they’re bigger, they can envelop the cock as well as the balls. In contrast, the ones with double rings have one ring for the shaft and one ring for the testicles.

And the two kinds (single or double) can have vibrating versions. Vibrating cock rings are a favorite of mine in the couples toys category. The partner with the penis gets to enjoy a really intense erection and a much more sensitive penis, while the partner with a vulva gets to enjoy the bigger dick and the vibration on the clitoris (of course, we’re thinking of a hetero couple here). And vibrating cock rings are fun for gay male couples too. Although there isn’t an erogenous zone in the cis-male body that is positioned in the same place as the clitoris is, the vibrations are pleasant for the one wearing it. And of course, in M/M couples both partners can be wearing a cock ring for extra fun.

Many guys (regardless of their orientation) love vibration on their dicks and balls! My current primary male partner happens to be one of these guys who lose their mind with a little vibration on the scrotum or the perineum, so when I got to choose which penis ring from Peepshow toys to review, I had to choose the double Optimale Vibrating Cock Ring.

A few words about the Optimale line

Optimale Vibrating Double Cock RingPeepshow toys only stocks non-porous materials, so they don’t carry the whole Optimale Line, only the silicone cock rings part of it. The Optimale line offers several cock ring options, a penis pump, a silicone prostate toy, all of which are body safe. But they also make a bunch of non-body-safe options, including a couple of penis strokers, lubes and delay sprays, as well as an intimate deodorant, all of which make me cringe. I would absolutely steer clear of these products. If you are looking for a lube or a body-safe penis stroker, I would browse the selection at Peepshow toys instead. And I have to say that I am hugely annoyed with their gender marketing: OptiMALE. Ugggh. They’re trying to brand the line as “Men’s sexual health and wellness”. So the silicone rings are definitely a small step forward from their usual practices.

The packaging

There’s nothing tacky or repulsive on the box. Just an image of the product, a plain black box with the main selling points of the product. The cock ring comes with batteries included, as well as a comprehensive guide on how to put it on.

And how does one put on a cock ring?

Single cock rings that only go around the shaft can be placed when the penis is already erect, especially if the rings are stretchy. But penis rings that go around the balls should be placed on a flaccid penis — ideally, at least. Place the testicles first. Then, with the help of some lube, stretch the ring with your fingers making room for the penis; then, slide it inside of the ring as well. The ring should rest behind both testicles and around the shaft. Double cock rings have two independent rings, one for just the shaft and one for the testicles and the penis. And remove the cock ring only after the penis is flaccid again. Finally, if the penis-owner has a lot of pubic hairs, be careful and use extra lube since the pubes can get tangled around the ring, making putting it on or taking it off extra difficult (and we don’t want to make it painful either).

How does it perform?

The Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring has two bullet vibrators. One that will end up being on the top of the penis, facing the belly button, and one on the perineum, under the balls. That vibe provides stimulation that travels to the prostate and rocks against it (through the perineum) while thrusting. And the first motor (the one that is positioned on top) is great for making contact with the clitoris.

Both vibes are water-proof, can be removed and used separately, are surprisingly powerful and have 10 speed settings. Three of which are steady vibration and 7 of which are patterns. Again, these can be controlled independently, so you can have one speed on one motor and an entirely different one on the other, which makes your experience really customizable.

Positions that work well for clitoral stimulation

This hugely depends on your own bodies, anatomy, and personal preferences, but I found that cowgirl, missionary or anything that has you facing each other, provides good contact. I also really liked the texture on the silicone that holds the bullet vibrator. In a cowgirl position, I totally loved just slowly grinding on it, squeezing my vag around the penis, enjoying the deep penetration, and lying over the bullet vibe on the top. Overall, long thrusts are not what makes me orgasm (and I suspect a lot of women would agree). I prefer shorter ones and a lot of humping and grinding, and the cock ring was one more reason to enjoy that close contact with my partner’s body.

Don’t forget that cock rings are not just for intercourse. They can be worn during hand jobs, blow-jobs or even jerking off! They are a great solo sex tool, and sometimes practicing on your own is a better first step than introducing it to the bedroom right away.

Things to consider

If you are new to penis rings, I would highly suggest you start with a single Optimale Vibrating Cock Ring. It will be easier to use and will let you adjust to the sensation. The double rings are fabulous if you want to add more vibration to the balls, but it’s a bit of a hassle to put on. And you might find it too distracting, or somewhat of a mood killer to try to make it work.

Another thing to keep in mind is that while the ring is stretchy, it’s still not super big. So it might be a tight fit for people with more girthy penises and bigger balls. If that’s your case, I’d suggest buying this particular ring if you are more experienced with rings.

In a nutshell: Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring is a fabulous silicone body-safe double cock ring I would recommend to anyone with a little bit of experience with rings. The two motors are surprisingly strong and have 10 vibration functions each. They even can be removed and used as small clitoral vibes separately. I think this cock ring is one of the best couples toys one can buy these days, especially at this price (which is the reason why several of these rings got featured in my Gift-Giving Guide).

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Black Friday Sales and Shopping Bonanza

It’s finally here. I hope you’ve been saving up your hard-earned dollars for that one brilliant moment, that time of pure bliss, when we can get our dream sex toys on discounted prices. Seriously discounted prices.

A lot of the education-based stores and sex-positive manufacturers I support went completely crazy with their Black Friday discounts. Some of these items are unbelievably marked down. If you need any help choosing, I highly advice you take a look at my Gift-Giving Guide Series Vol 1 Penis Edition and Vol 2 Vulva Edition.

Many of these sales have already started today, 11/23, others will be available on the day of Thanksgiving, and most of them will only be on on Friday. I’ve arranged these by the date they will start. Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen people of all genders and gender identities, I present to you…

The Black Friday Shopping Bonanza

Sales that start on 11/23

Shevibe’s Big Holiday Sale Up To 20% Off Store-Wide

Sale runs from 11/23 thru 11/28 (midnight EST) Coupon codes good for US, UK, CA & AU

10% off $85 OR MORE – KRINGLE10
15% off $100 OR MORE – KRINGLE15
20% off $125 OR MORE – KRINGLE20
PLUS FREE SHIPPING (U.S. ONLY)!

Shevibe Black Friday Sale

Fun Factory and Shevibe Offer

Purchases of Fun Factory products totaling $109.99 or more (after discounts) will receive a free toy box ($39.99 value). *Offer will run while supplies last. Good for US, UK, CA & AU
Offer Code TOYBOX

Shevibe Fun Factory Toybox


Babeland 20% Off Highest Marked Item + Free Shipping & More

Save 20% off the highest priced toy + free ground shipping on orders $50+
Offer valid 11/23-11/27. Use Code: 20SAVE

Babeland Sale

15% off Top Picks from Babeland

Save 15% Off Top Picks With Code: HOTGIFTS16

Black Friday Babeland

Black Friday! 20% off We-Vibe Vibrators at Babeland! Valid 11/23-11/27

Flash Sale: Save 25% Off The Womanizer Deluxe at Babeland! Valid 11/23-11/27

Surprise Brand Sale – 25% Off! Shop now at Babeland! Valid 11/23-11/27

Black Friday Sale – Fiera Flash Sale at Babeland! (Valid 11/24-11/28)


Spanksgiving Sale from The Stockroom

Through 11/30. Free shipping over $99.


Black Friday Deals from Lovehoney

10 days of real deals 11/18-11/27. Deals change several times a day!

Lovehoney Black Friday

Lovehoney $5 off when you spend $40 or more – with code 4U340COM

Lovehoney $10 off when you spend $100 or more – with code GOOD4UCOM

Lovehoney 30% off this selected Luxury Vibrators plus free shipping – with code VIBE4USA816

Lovehoney 20% off Flirty Lingerie when you spend $40 or more – with code LHLING4U

Lovehoney 20% off Fifty Shades of Grey when you spend $40 or more plus free shipping – with code FSOG202016

Lovehoney 20% off when you spend $250 or more – with code OFFER2050


Sales that start on 11/24

Peepshowtoys Sexier Things up to 25% off Sale

Nov 24-28 enjoy this progressive sitewide sale from Peepshowtoys. Get 15% off on orders of $75+ with code FIVEDAY15, 20% off on orders of $100+ with code FIVEDAY20, and 25% off on orders of $150+ with code FIVEDAY25

Peepshowtoys Black Friday Sale


Good Vibrations Storewide Sale 20% OFF

11/24-EXTENDED UNTIL 11/28! No minimums. Only excludes gift cards and Fun Factory items.

Good Vibrations Cyber Monday


Tantus Black Friday Sale 40% off Storewide

11/24-11/28. Our Black Friday Sale is a 40% Off Everything made by Tantus! Sitewide* *Excludes all lubes, Joque Harness, Doxy wands, and Magic Wands.Thursday 12am to Monday 11:59pm. Use code BLACKFRIDAY.

Tantus Black Friday Sale


Come As You Are 20% storewide

Thu-Mon (Nov 24-28) get 20% storewide, free shipping over $50 in Canada, and over $100 to USA. Use coupon code AMERICANTHANKSGIVING

Come as you are American Thanksgiving Sale


Fleshlight Black Friday Sale

25% off select items, free shipping over $60

Fleshlight Black Friday

15 off sitewide plus free gifts! Free shipping over $60

Fleshlight Black Friday Sale


Fucking Sculptures 40% off Black Friday Sale

Fucking Sculptures Black Friday Sale


Good Clean Love 40% off storewide Black Friday Sale

Good Clean Love Black Friday


Lelo Black Friday Sale

Save up to 70% off Sitewide at LELO.com – Spend over $99 and get a free gift with purchase. Use code:  LELOBF16
Valid: Nov 24th @ 8 am PST – Nov 28th.

Lelo Black Friday


Sales that start on 11/25

The Stockroom Black and Blue Sale!

Savings on toys, BDSM, bondage, electro gear, and more from 30%-70% off, and if that’s not enough: shoppers can use the discount code CYBERTHANKS at checkout and receive an additional 15% off their purchase! Friday through Monday!

Black and Blue Sale from Stockroom


60% off Hot Octopuss

That’s right, this Hot Octopuss Black Friday Sale can get you the Pulse II Solo or Duo for more than half off!!! If you don’t know what Pulse is: it’s simply one of the best vibrating penis masturbators ever created. The sale will run from 00.01hrs Friday 25th Nov to midnight Monday 28th Nov GMT (London time). Use code BFWET60

Hot Octopuss Pulse II Black Friday Sale


20% off storewide We-Vibe Sale & 4 Plus for just $99.50

Nov 25-28. Everything created by We-Vibe is worth buying. Tango, Touch, Rave or Nova are all going to rock your world. And if you’ve always wanted to try a couples vibrator, for a limited time get the We-Vibe 4 Plus for only $99.50! ( regularly $179)

We-Vibe Black Friday


30% off storewide at Sliquid

Just add code WETLANDIA and get 30% off of total savings! Stock up on lubricants, arousal gel and intimate wash for the next year. Lube is also a great stocking filler! Nov 25-28

Sliquid Black Friday


Up to 25% off from Vibrant

Some of these products marked down up to 25% off plus you get FREE 2-day shipping as part of this Black Friday promotion from 11/25-11/27

Vibrant Black Friday Sale


$25 off STI tests from MyLAB Box

Until Nov 30, use code BLACKFRIDAY16

MyLAB Box Sale Coupon Code


FunkIt Toys Black Friday Sale

Includes custom orders. Fri-Mon. Use code: TTR15
Sat (11/26) ONLY get 20% off $100 or more. Just use the code SMALLBIZ at checkout

Funkit Toys Black Friday


Limited Edition Sybian

The Sybian has officially announced their 2016 Limited Edition Golden Edition. The Package includes one limited edition Golden Sybian, our standard accessories and attachments and a life time warranty, a $195 value.

2016 Golden Limited Edition Sybian

Sybian Attachment Sale

Up to 20% off Sybian attachments. Black Friday through New Year’s!

Sybian Attachment Sale


Cyber Monday Sales

Good Vibrations Cyber Week Sale

Progressive sale.  Get 10% off with purchases of $85+, 15% off $100+ and 20% off $150+. Valid through 12/1 *some exclusions apply

Good Vibrations Cyber Week


Vibrant Cyber Monday Sale

Get 30% off your entire purchase! Use code: CyberMonday30. Valid 11/28 ONLY

Vibrant Cyber Monday

We-Vibe Sync Bundle Deal

Valid 11/27-12/3

The NEW WeVibe Sync + We-Vibe Lube + We-Vibe Cleaner all for only $159! (Was $240)

We-Vibe Sync Bundle Vibrant

Vibrant Cyber Week Sale

Use code CyberWeek2016 and get 20% off of your entire purchase. Valid through 12/3.

Vibrant Cyber Week Sale


40% off storewide from One condoms

One Condoms Cyber Monday


Reid About Sex Cyber Monday Sale 33% off storewide

Monday 28th: Use the coupon code CyberMonday16 at checkout and get 33% off anything in store (other than shirts or coaching).

When you use the coupon code below, the shopping cart will track the sales, and Reid’ll donate 10% of net proceeds to the Southern Poverty Law Center which is being matched by a very generous Sex Geek who shall still remain nameless! This means: The Southern Poverty Law Center will receive 20% of Cyber Monday’s net proceeds!


Save 15% Off Orders $50 or more + free shipping at Babeland!

Offer valid 11/28-11/30. Use Code: CYBERSAVE

Babeland Sale

Free Fun Factory Toy Box With Purchase Of a Stronic Gift Set at Babeland! Valid 11/28-12/13


Eva by Dame Products 25% off

Cyber Monday only! Just use code LEFTOVERS at checkout

Eva by Dame Products


Lelo Cyber Week Super Sale

Cyber Monday Super Sale – Save up to 70% off Sitewide at LELO.com – Spend over USD/EUR/GBP 99 and get a free gift with purchase. Use code LELOBF16
Validity: Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 2016

TRUSKYN Tru Stroke Beaded Penis Stroker Review

Doc Johnson TRUSKYN Tru Stroke Beaded

The name of this one is going to twist your tongue: Doc Johnson TRUSKYN Platinum Silicone: The Tru Stroke Beaded. That’s way too many words for a $19 toy. Looks like Doc Johnson really wanted to convince us that this product is in fact made of silicone, because they actually put “silicone” as part of the name of the toy. They’re absolutely correct, I am not so easily convinced. Even after reading the box, the name, the explanation, and the manual thoroughly, I still wasn’t sure if this was truly a silicone product. Why? Well, because Doc Johnson is well known for trying to trick people with “silicone blends” and all sorts of questionable business practices. After reading Dangerous Lilly’s post about other products of the Truskyn line, I was finally convinced, okay, this is silicone.

Sex toy materials

Why does this matter? In a nutshell, what your sex toys are made of is hugely important, because a number of products (and entire brands!) out there are made of porous materials, or ones that contain phthalates. Phthalates or phthalate esters are found in elastomers and are actually toxic for your body, especially in contact of mucous membranes, such as the penis, or the vagina. Most toys for penises, even if they’re phthalate-free are made of porous TPE or TPR, which are soft and pleasant to the skin, and feel squishy and highly realistic. But these can trap bacteria and put your body at danger, even if you thoroughly wash your toys and don’t share them with other people. Peepshow toys, one of my favorite online sex stores, has committed to not selling any porous sex toys. That’s why they don’t have a huge collection of strokers and masturbators; but everything they have is high-quality. One of the reasons I was excited that this penis stroker is actually silicone and body-safe, was because it’s affordable and pretty easy to use and clean.

A few words about penis masturbators

Penis sex toys that create the sensation of penetrating are called masturbators, sleeves or strokers. They usually look like a tube in which a person inserts their dick. Some are open ended (so the head of the penis can peek out of it), others are closed at the end and feel more like an orifice. Another type of penis toy is one that looks like a taco (Dangerous Lilly’s metaphor that I can’t refrain from using). Some people call it a manta ray. The Tru Stroke Beaded is a taco-style toy. It doesn’t cover the penis entirely, but this allows it to fit penises of different sizes and girths in particular. One can grab it and hold their grip more strongly for more intense sensations and make it feel tighter. Another huge advantage of toys of this shape is that cleaning them is a breeze!

The Tru Stroke Beaded

Doc Johnson TRUSKYN Tru Stroke BeadedIt’s a fairly simple toy. The texture on the inside isn’t anything mind-blowing. If you come from a world of Tenga or Fleshlights (which are fairly more expensive, and are porous), this stroker isn’t going to feel as realistic, or as enjoyable. But I think it’s unfair to compare it with these since they’re an entirely different category.

From using this toy on a male partner, I can say that this stroker is one of the most fun ones to use together. I am a huge fan of mixing activities and taking blow jobs and hand jobs to the next level. Alternating the two, using lots of lube, sucking while stroking, stroking while playing with the balls, adding some vibration on the balls. I like using penis sleeves during play-time. But a bigger and more sophisticated toy such as a Tenga Flip Hole, or a Fleshlight, or the Fun Factory Cobra Libre can be really uncomfortable for me to use on a partner (as well as for a guy to use on themselves: I don’t know if you’ve touched a Fleshlight, but these things are enormous and super heavy). So something lighter, smaller, simpler, easy to operate, or just toss around — like the Tru Stroke Beaded — brings new sensations to the table but doesn’t feel clumsy or cumbersome.

Another feature of this sleeve is that it’s not too long and actually leaves the head of the penis outside of the toy (again, that depends on the length of the cock), so it can be easily combined with a blowjob and teasing the penis head with the tongue. The open side of the toy alongside the shaft is bare too; if you have the opening at the bottom, you can lick the frenulum of the penis (that little piece of skin on the bottom where the head of the penis meets the shaft), which is really sensitive and receptive to flickering with your tongue or to vibration.

Doc Johnson TRUSKYN Tru Stroke Beaded

The Tru Stroke Beaded stroker even comes with a storage bag and 1 oz of lube included. The lube sample has glycerin, so I’d pick a better lube from Peepshow toys (which only sell glycerin-free intimate products).

The feedback that I’ve received from my partner is that The Tru Stroke Beaded definitely feels better than just using hands for masturbation, but feels less like actually having intercourse than some penis toys. He personally is totally freaked out by “skin” tones of toys (including dildos), not to mention that the only skin tone that Doc Jonson offers is “vanilla”. But luckily, they have a red version of the toy as well. Apart from the look of the toy, he really enjoyed using it. And if you have any doubts whether a silicone masturbator is for you, don’t forget that the silicone they use has a softer and more squishy feel than regular silicone dildos do.

Tips for using the toy

Always warm up a masturbation sleeve before use. Regardless of the material, these things tend to feel cooler than body temperature (and that can spoil the mood, feel really unpleasant or even cost you your erection for a while). Putting it in a bowl of warm water does the trick, or just running some hot water from the sink over it. Always use lube with sleeves and strokers in order to avoid chafing and too much friction. It also feels more enjoyable and natural.

Doc Johnson TRUSKYN Tru Stroke BeadedThere is no such thing as “too many” when it comes to sex toys. Feel free to use other types of toys alongside it: vibration on the balls, a cock ring, a vibrating cock ring, a butt plug, a prostate massager. The more the merrier. Adding more sensations can completely up your solo sex game.

Strokers are also great for building stamina and learning about your orgasm, when your point of no return comes, and when to slow down in order to last longer. Strokers are by no means toys just for sexually active people, and they can absolutely be used by penis-owners who are virgin to partnered sex. They’re also a great way to postpone intercourse, if you have a partner who’s not ready to have sex but you like playing together and giving each other pleasure without going all the way.

Last words

I am thrilled that there’s a new affordable stroker on the market that’s body-safe and can fit different penis-sizes. In fact, Doc Johnson even released two of these, there’s a ribbed version of this penis stroker, called The Tru Stroke Ribbed, that also retails for $19. You can get both from Peepshow Toys. I think you can’t go wrong with any of these. They’re a great way of figuring out whether you like strokers and they’re an inexpensive purchase that can give you an idea whether they bring something extra during masturbation or as part of partnered sex.

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Disclaimer: The Tru Stroke Beaded 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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