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

Satisfyer Partner Review

Satisfyer Partner Review

Note: The Satisfyer Partner appears blue-ish in my pictures, but it’s actually purple.

I really wanted to like The Satisfyer Partner. I really did. I was so psyched when there was finally a cheaper, more reasonable version of a partnered toy. A toy that wouldn’t set people  back $200, or $100. Because, let’s be honest, partnered toys are something that you don’t pull out every day. We’re not talking about a great dildo, or a good clitoral vibe. We’re not talking about a Magic Wand. If it was a category that was a necessity, that I knew people used over and over again, by all means. It’s worth spending 150 bucks on a good wand. It’s worth spending it on a good Njoy stainless steel toy. For a partnered toy you might or might not enjoy — not so much.

Satisfyer PartnerI first saw the new Satisfyer couples toys, the Partner and the Partner Plus, during the Sexual Health Expo in NYC this Sept. I was slightly annoyed that the Satisfyer has just continued to replicate other brands’ ideas or technology. But then again: most brands have bullet vibrators, most brands have wand vibrators, most brands have vaginal vibrators. I guess at some point an innovation in the field becomes a common category. And after all they didn’t completely rip off the We-Vibe design, the shapes of the Satisfyer toys were clearly different. (For those of you that are not familiar with the brand, We-Vibe is a premium brand that specializes in high-end products and innovation. They make some of the best vibrators on the market and they first created a couple’s vibrator that can be worn during intercourse.) So when Peepshow Toys asked me whether I wanted to review it, I had to enthusiastically say yes. I owed this much to my readers who, like me, don’t find money growing on trees. You might find most of the toys that you can buy from Peepshow Toys pricey, and that’s because the brand is only selling body-safe non-porous toys. And these often come with a price tag.

The new couples toys from The Satistyer come in two variations: The Satisfyer Partner and The Satistyer Partner Plus. The first one sells for $49.99, while the Plus is $20 more expensive. The difference is clearly the shape, as well as the two motors that the Plus version has, one for external and one for internal stimulation. I have no experience with the Plus, but JoEllen Notte, a fantastic sex blogger and educator that you should absolutely follow and read, has just reviewed the Plus for Peepshow Toys.

What does it feature?

On paper everything looks just fine. A silicone, body-safe toy. Sure, it only comes in purple, but that’s something we can all live with if a toy is actually good (I am biased, I love purple, but we and our preferences come in different shapes and colors #WeAreAllBeautiful). And I don’t hear people complaining much about the purple We-Vibe Rave or We-Vibe Touch.

The Satisfyer Partner is entirely submersible and it’s rechargeable. It even has multiple speeds and patterns (ten to be exact). It comes in a tasteful box (which imitates We-Vibe a little bit, a-gain! But I could live even with that). Sure, it doesn’t come with a storage bag, it’s just the toy, the charger and the manual. But a toy for less than 50 bucks rarely does. Not to mention other expensive options. Its battery lasts 65 min for 2 hrs of charge. As I said: not bad on paper.

How does it work?

It is supposed to work by inserting the more slender part in one’s vagina and leaving the bigger, bulkier part against one’s clitoris. Then you have vaginal intercourse while wearing it. Except that it never stays in place. NEVER. When you take a look at the design you can actually see that. There’s nothing that grips and that can possibly hold the toy in place. But that’s not the only design flaw. The external part is waaay too long and the motor is way higher than where the clit actually is (or at least mine, but we’re talking about almost missing it by an inch). This toy is way bigger than the We-Vibe 4 or Sync, so it stays higher up, closer to your belly, completely missing your clitoris. The vibrations are strong, but very buzzy. It’s a one button toy, so you have to circle through the different modes. Which is not that big of a deal because it starts on full speed for some reason. It was equally problematic when I tried it with a dildo, instead of a partner. It just never stayed in place and never remained in contact with my body and the right parts.

Is there anything you can do with it?

Satisfyer Partner Review

I know that some people are going to buy this toy regardless of what I say, and they’re going to want to make it work, because who wants to throw $50 away? Here’s a way I found that might work. Bear with me. Since the slimmer part is really flexible and can be moved out of the way or just positioned in whatever way you want, you might try to use the toy as an external clitoral vibrator. The way it works is the following: you will have to turn it upside down, with the horseshoe facing down, with the vibrating part against your clit (not the side with the button, but the inner part that originally was supposed to remain in contact with your body) and the slim flexible part opened up, almost as if the toy were straight instead of C-shaped. That turns the Satisfyer Partner into a decent clitoral toy. After all, it’s silicone and it’s rechargeable, so if you got it already, you might wanna make some use of it. But if you hate it, dispose of it with other electronics and batteries, don’t throw it in the regular trash please!

I hope that the Satisfyer would listen to feedback from customers and will improve the models, the way they did with the remodeled Satisfyer Pro 2.

And since I don’t want to leave a bitter taste in your mouth, I am going to follow JoEllen’s example and give you a couple of ideas for good budget vibrating toys. Looking for something that vibrates and can be used in partnered play? There’s the Optimale vibrating cock ring. You know what, penises and balls love vibration too! And if you get a good vibrator, you can both use it. Some options bellow $50 include: PicoBong Ako, Lust L2 Mini, The Sensuelle Point (all of which are small external vibes) and the vaginal PicoBong Zizo vibe, which can be used on clits as well. And dicks (obviously)! Be imaginative and share your vibe! A good option from the Satisfyer would be the Satisfyer Pro 2. If you want to get yourself something truly good, there’s the magnificent We-Vibe Tango. And if you are actually looking for a partnered toy, save up and get yourself an Eva. All of the above can be purchased with 10% discount with my Peepshow Toys code: WETLANDIA.

You should also read Emmeline Peaches’ review of the Satisfyer Partner, since the toy worked much better for her — she seemed to enjoy it a lot more than I did, and I always like giving people different perspectives.

Peepshowtoys Wetlandia's Picks

My readers get 10% off from Peepshowtoys with code “WETLANDIA”!

Disclaimer: Satisfyer Partner 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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Njoy Fun Wand Review

Njoy Fun Wand Double Ended Stainless Steel Dildo

Njoy Fun Wand is an unfortunately overlooked and underestimated toy! It’s been overshadowed by it’s bigger and notorious siblings: the Njoy Pure Wand and the monstrous Njoy Eleven. Yet it has a huge potential to it and might be a better choice for a lot of people (or a good addition to your Njoy family portrait).

Brand

What is Njoy and why are you talking about it as if we’re supposed to know what it is? Good question! There aren’t stupid questions and usually I am one of the last people to get the memo. Njoy is an American brand that specializes in stainless steel dildos and butt plugs. They feature only a small number of toys. Their dildos are double ended, so they offer a good range of different sensations. They’re an investment in your sex life and in yourself because they’re going to last forever. They don’t have batteries or any electronics and they’re made of steel, so they’re never going to deform. Steel, really?! For a sex toy?! This might not sound sexy at first, but believe me: it is! Why is metal sexy? Because it’s perfectly sleek and smooth, it has no drag to it, it slides really pleasantly, even with a tiny bit of lube. And there’s something both luxurious and bad-ass about it.

What’s that Pure Wand you’re talking about? It’s another double ended dildo by Njoy that you might have probably seen in porn. It got famous for making women squirt. What about the Eleven? It’s a 3 lb 11″ long beast. Need I say more? So you see why the Fun Wand has it tough? It simply has a couple of over-achieving siblings to compete with.

Shape

dscn2726The Fun Wand is certainly the most versatile toy Njoy offers. Scratch that, it’s one of the most versatile toys EVER. It’s a double ended dildo that is great for g-spot stimulation, prostate play, and all adventures anal or vaginal. You can share it with your partner, and you can safely switch orifices. It’s S-shaped and it curves this way by design (opposite to the Pure Wand). Doug, the creator of Njoy, wanted it to curve downwards, so while the topping partner is pleasing the receiver, they can also worship them orally. How cool is that? And if you think about it, it’s impossible to be thrusting inside with the Pure Wand and give cunnilingus at the same time. Even using a clitoral vibe isn’t easy-peasy. The Fun allows all that!

One of the ends is smooth and only has a 1″ thick bulb at the end, which is really cool for working the g-spot. This end is as thick as the slimmer end of the Pure Wand and I know a number of people who prefer it. Not everyone is a size queen, you know. Sometimes bigger isn’t better. That same end is great for p-spot stimulation too, without being too big or intimidating in size, if your man isn’t super advanced with anal toys (1″ is as thick as the smallest of the Njoy butt plugs).

The other side is beady, progressing from 0,75″ to 1″ at its widest. Which makes the two smaller beads the smallest Njoy insertables. The small Pure Plug by Njoy has 1″ in girth, so if you or your honey are newbie-newbie to anal play, this is a perfect toy for you. The beads feel fantastic and the curve follows your anatomy perfectly.

What is great about this shape is that it makes it really easy to play with your own bum. The end that will be sticking out is like a little tail or a handle that you can use to thrust in and out or to work your own ass or prostate. Which can be orgasmic, even for women. It’s so easy that you can do it with one hand (reaching back and operating the toy by the handle) and still have your other hand free for using a clit or vag toy, or for stroking your penis.

Didn’t I say it was versatile?

Njoy Fun Wand Double Ended Stainless Steel Dildo

Material

It’s made of the same quality stainless steel found in Njoy products, and it will last you a lifetime. At the same time it’s literally half the weight of the Pure Wand: Fun is only 12 oz or 340 grams, while Pure is 1.5 lb or 680 grams. That is a lot for many people, and the Fun wand comes to the rescue. Even if you already own and love your Pure Wand, you might want to get a Fun Wand just for your travels.

The toy is a joy to maintain. It can be used with every kind of lube: water, silicone or oil-based and is entirely non-porous. So simple soap and water are enough to clean it but if you want to switch from the back to the front door, you will need to soak it in 10% bleach solution or boil it for 5-10 min.

Applications and Use

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As I said, it’s delicious for all bodies and can be used for a number of things. One of its amazing qualities is the way it holds temperature. It’s great for temperature play. Warming it up with hot water running from your sink will help with blood circulation and arousal. That turned out to be applicable to butt play too: until I tried Njoy products anally, I didn’t know how wonderful temperature play would feel in there. It will help you relax, open up, and enjoy it more. Even if you don’t necessarily warm it up, it will adjust better to the body temperature and feel really pleasant inside.

How does one play with the g-spot? Simply lubricate and insert the the single bulb end in the vagina. That side of the toy should be facing up: the toy should curve inside towards the belly or the front wall of the vagina. You can add extra pressure on the pubic mound by placing your palm and stimulating the g-spot from outside. By doing this you should be able to feel the head of the toy through the abdomen. But don’t get worried if you don’t, this might not be as pronounced for every woman. Ask your girl for feedback. The g-spot is typically 1.5-2″ from the vaginal opening, so you don’t need a very deep penetration in order to stimulate it. You will feel the toy securely locked or hooked behind the pubic bone. Try moving the toy just sliiightly in and out, or just move it around or “rock it. Try small movements with your wrist while holding the toy; you don’t need a whole lot more.

Last Words

This isn’t a toy for size queens or super advanced anal enthusiasts. It’s very newbie friendly and can be a really good first toy not just for one of the partners, but for both of them. It’s much less girthy but equally exciting as the Pure wand. If you are looking for a 3 in 1 toy (g-spot, p-spot, anal beads) or for something of the same quality as your bigger Njoys, but lighter and more portable, you found your match. It’s also much less of a clit or vulva-blocker. You can enjoy oral sex while being stimulated with the toy because it curves towards your bum, not towards your belly.

The Fun Wand comes in the same luxurious box as all other products from the line, and nobody can ever guess it’s a sex toy. It’s pure artwork. If my pictures don’t prove it, I don’t know what will. You can get it for a little less than $100 and with free shipping from Njoy Toys, Good Vibrations, SheVibe, Peepshowtoys, Lovehoney or Babeland [no free shipping]. In Canada: from Come as You Are; in the UK, Australia or internationally: from Lovehoney.

Njoy Pure wand was a generous present from NJOY as a sponsor gift of Sex Geek Summer Camp 2016.


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B-Vibe Trio Plug Review

b-Vibe Trio Plug

b-Vibe Trio Plug

I am just gonna say one thing. Three independent, powerful motors. In one butt plug. Yes, I AM serious! Lo and behold: the Trio Plug from b-Vibe. It absolutely blew my mind (and my body).

You already know how much I love the Rimming Plug. It’s a pretty darn delicious thing to have in your bum. So when I saw the b-Vibe stand at yet another sex conference I was attending, and they have already launched their new model, I couldn’t resist the urge to immediately order it. When you have a team of sex educators behind a line of products, you don’t think twice. Even if you already own enough butt plugs for a lifetime. (Or so I thought!)

The Product

I am going to repeat myself while listing the features of this awesome plug, because in that respect, it’s almost identical to the Rimming Plug. It’s made of 100% body-safe non-porous silicone, which is exquisite to touch: velvety, matte and completely seamless. It has almost no drag to it and feels really good against your skin. It’s a rechargeable vibrating plug, which takes up to 2.5 hrs to charge completely in exchange for at least an hour of play (the motors a pretty strong and there’s only so much space for the battery in a small little plug). Of course, if you’re not jamming it up on full speed, it will last longer. You can even plug it in in the USB port, which is a very handy feature these days, with all the USB splitters around us and the constant lookout for a power outlet. The Trio Plug is shower-proof, easy to clean and safe to share with partners, when sanitized. I think this is a pretty important feature for this particular plug, because it’s much smaller than the Rimming Plug, ergo it’s much more beginner’s friendly and non-intimidating in size. What I mean by that is: it might be a good toy for your hubby (or sweetheart, or hook-up, or … you fill in the blanks) to start exploring butt and prostate play. One plug for all works just swell, when your toy is high-quality and won’t transmit or re-introduce infections. Dope!

Let’s talk about noise. It’s nearly silent on its lower settings, especially when inserted. When you get to the strongest vibrations, things get a little louder, but it’s still manageable to cover it up in a louder bar or public space.

The Remote

b-Vibe Trio PlugI can’t emphasize enough that the remote actually works. Not just works, but works within 30 ft! I tried it from the other part of the apartment (two rooms and several walls away), and it does its magic! It’s human-friendly, meaning that the interaction with it doesn’t make you want to scream into a pillow, pairs up immediately, controls the toy with no delay, looks really cool, and has easy to understand buttons. It even has a travel lock (just press the + and the – simultaneously and your toy won’t go off in the middle of your TSA security screening). Not that you need the travel lock that much, given that the plug comes with an awesome travel case, and it’s near to impossible for it to get turned on accidentally. But in case you just threw the toy and the remote in your purse, b-Vibe has your back. And butt for that matter (wink).

You can use the plug even without the remote, but the remote makes it really easy to control the speed/power. To pair the plug with the remote, you just need to press the power button at the bottom of the base. It will start blinking and your remote is connected (you have to first open the remote’s battery compartment and pull out the little protection that the battery has). From this point on you can go at yourself, or even hand the control over to your partner. It’s really convenient that you don’t have to reach back and press anything on the plug in order to change speeds or patterns.

The remote’s made of white plastic and silicone matching the color of your plug. The only difference between the remote of the Rimming plug is that it only has 3 buttons: plus, minus and the pattern, it doesn’t have the one for the rotating beads. So even if you order your Trio in the same color as your Rimming Plug, you’ll still be able to differentiate between the two. For the sake of it, I tried to see if I can use the Rimming Remote on the Trio Plug and vice-versa (at least the options that overlap), and it doesn’t work. Which is cool, because you can actually use both at once, without messing up which controls what. For instance you can have the Rimming Plug in your butt, while your sweetheart is enjoying the Trio, and the signals won’t get confused. Think how cool that is for threesomes, group activities, etc. The more plugs, the merrier. And the more people, the merrier.

Dimensions

The Trio Plug is much smaller than The Rimming Plug (Want to read my review of it? Find it here!). If you are just reading the specifications, you wouldn’t think so, but if you take a look at this image from the b-Vibe website you can clearly see how much slimmer the Trio is. If you want me to toss around numbers: it has an insertable size of 4.3” / 11 cm and is 1.25” / 3 cm wide at its widest. This would place it somewhere between beginner-friendly and intermediate. It starts off really thin, the tip is as big as a finger. You can check this out for an idea: my fingers are very small and slim. It’s so much easier to walk around with, or to sit while wearing it, than with the Rimming Plug. I definitely see this one as a good toy for an outing. The base is smaller than the one of the Rimming plug and gets in the way much less frequently. It makes using it while having intercourse much less of a challenge. If you have a short space between the entrance of your vagina and your anus, try rotating the base sideways, so it’s even more out of the way.

Power and Patterns

Here comes the best part. It has 8 vibration levels and 9 patterns, which are all comprehensively explained in the manual. The patterns are revolutionary: they cascade from motor to motor, pulsate, oscillate… It’s like an amusement park for your bum. It’s just… RAD. I never thought my butt could be further impressed and that I would get to experience anything new and extraordinary at this point in life, but I stand corrected.

Using It 

b-Vibe Trio PlugI never suspected I can cum from a butt toy, especially from a… plug. Without even doing anything, not even thrusting in and out. Just from having the plug in. You simply place it, turn it on, breathe deeply, squeeze your PC muscles, clench and relax, clench and relax. And voila! You just came. Just like that! And if you add some clitoral vibration (the Doxy on your clit makes for a great combo), while having the Trio buzzing joyfully inside of you, that will really rock your world. It’s better than vaginal penetration + clit vibration. It’s a whole new world of orgasms, uncontrollable, unstoppable…

Just keep in mind that while cumming, especially when the plug is well lubed, it might slip out, because of your convulsions while having an orgasm. It’s not that big of a deal, because the plug stays under other circumstances. I personally shoot out everything outside of me, even vaginally, when I cum. That’s how hard I clench, but that’s just me, your body and orgasms could be different.

Unusual Applications

Powerful uncontrollable orgasms? Hence the BDSM possibilities that this plug offers. Not just because it can be operated from distance or by someone else, but because you can use it for forced orgasm.

And last but not least, it’s a pretty decent clit vibe if I have to be honest. The motors are so strong and so pleasant that I had to try the plug against my clit. Using it on the first possible setting, which has only the motor at the tip on, is ideal for pinpointed clit vibrations. And it’s easy to hold, and it’s soooo rumbly! It’s even great as an overall vulva vibe (vulva being the umbrella term for all the external genitalia: the labia minora and majora and the clit, not to be confused with vagina, which is your orifice). Because it has the three independent motors and patterns that wave from one motor to the other, it can give you sensations that don’t really compare to anything else out there. And of course, you can use it as a vag plug, especially if you like (to try) vibration at your vaginal opening. Just have fun and try different things out.

Sigh… I so wish b-Vibe started making vaginal and clitoral toys. But that will defeat their name (b for butt), I know, I know. They should have sister company then! Ha!

Packaging

Trio comes in the same awesome box and travel case as the Rimming Plug. Only this time the color scheme is different. With the old one we had a sage & black theme: those were the two color options for the plug, while the travel case came only in sage. This time it’s purple & black. The product box is purple, while the travel case is black, even if you get a purple plug.

Where to get it

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You can order your Trio Plug from Good VibrationsShevibe or Babeland for $140. You can also find it on the official b-Vibe website. Believe me, it’s totally worth it!

Video in which I compare the Rimming Plug and the Trio Plug.

Additional resources: Trio Plug Video

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my review, in which I am going to review the product from a male perspective. So curious to find out how these powerful motors feel on the prostate! And more exciting news from b-Vibe: their Novice Plug is coming soon! Vibrating plugs for all!

Note: This product was not given to me in an exchange of a review. It’s part of my personal collection.


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Tantus Ryder Review

Tantus Ryder Butt Plug

There are toys you are going to see reviewed in every sex toy blog. And there is the rest: the occasional starlets that burn to ashes really fast. You will see them reviewed because they’ve just come out and the company was sending them away to bloggers. People like them okay but don’t get to take them out of the closet very often afterwards.

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And there are the stars. Stars like the Njoy Pure Wand. Or the Tantus Ryder. Products that over the years people still have kept talking and writing about. Toys that reviewers and sex educators have come to love so much that they are willing to buy them on their own dime, instead of waiting to receive them in an exchange for a review. There are toys you keep using over and over again. Oh yes, Tantus did it again.

Tantus Ryder Butt PlugRyder is just one of the greatest butt plugs created. Ever. Seriously, just check how much’s been written about it.

Ryder is not an anal toy for beginners. If you are new to butt play, don’t stop reading, but also don’t rush to buy it and use it right away either. You might want to check the Tantus guide to choosing an anal plug and start off with something less challenging. Ryder is 1 1/2″ in diameter at it’s widest part, and has between 3 and 4″ of insertable length (depending on how much of the neck is going to be left outside). I would say it’s a great match for intermediate to advanced users. It has a very tight neck and stays put, nicely positioned with zero risk of slipping out. Which makes it a great plug for longer use. It’s pleasantly rounded and smooth, and it’s so incredibly ergonomic. It’s really easy to put it in; properly lubed, the silicone slides really nicely. When unlubed, the glossy silicone has a lot of drag, but that disappears right away once lubricated. You want to stick with thicker and longer lasting lube, such as Sliquid Sassy or Sliquid Organics Natural Gel.

The base of the plug is really small and comfortable, providing enough safety, but not uncomfortable for longer use. It fits well between one’s cheeks. The neck of the toy is nicely bendy and flexible, so sitting or walking around while having it inside isn’t an issue. Ryder is filling. With its specifications and shape it can be a great tool for anal sex prep. Although if you are thinking of double penetration and using it during vaginal intercourse, it might be a bit too much for some people.

Ryder is made of 100% premium Tantus silicone, which is entirely body-safe, it doesn’t harbor bacteria, it’s easy to clean, and can be thoroughly sanitized if shared with partners. Tantus just equals quality. Period. Their toys come in a very tasteful and non-intimidating packaging. Since they’re silicone, they’re among the easiest to store: you don’t even need to keep them in toy bags or pouches.

Tantus Ryder Butt PlugWhat you see in my pictures is the pre-2016 version of the toy. Most Tantus plugs got updated this year: it got slightly smaller and now feature an anchor base, which should be even more comfortable. Ryder also got a new velvet matte finish. It comes in two colors: black and purple. One more thing I love about it is that it’s so affordable (for a high-quality silicone sex toy of that size). Ryder has a retail price of $40. You can find it at Peepshow Toys for just $29 and you even get 10% off with code WETLANDIA.

If you like the idea of anal play and toys, but prefer anal beads instead, check out my review of Tantus Ripple Large.

Note: Tantus Ryder was not provided to me in exchange of a review; it’s been a happy part of my toy family for a while now.


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Does it really matter what your sex toys are made of? You bet.

Perhaps you are tired of ads and labels trying to tell you that their product is the best, made of safe, organic, responsible, good-for-you, touched-by-a-magical-fairy materials. Everything nowadays is USDA organic, everything is the purest. Or maybe you are simply tired of marketing trying to scare you. Being told that you’re going eventually have cancer, or get whatever disease, or experience this and that negative effect if you keep eating, buying or using what you’ve been having so far isn’t everybody’s favorite topic. First, because we think that whoever is saying that their product is good, healthy or safe is lying. And second, because we don’t want to be scared, finding out that what we’ve been using until today has actually been really bad for us. I can understand why this topic can be tricky and why people are pushing back from the hippy-dippy wave. I totally get the: “If I hear the phrase locally-grown heirloom tomatoes once more I am gonna scream into a pillow”.

Well, I am a sex educator. And as such, I want to make sure that you’re not gonna make the same decisions I made a couple of years ago, due to lack of knowledge and enough information. What am I talking about? Yes, I too used to have a lot of cheap sex toys. I too thought that I could save some money and that I didn’t need silicone, for instance. I too ended up spending actually more, because of trying to be cheap, than what I would’ve spent if I knew better. I am going to soon write an article about how to get inexpensive and affordable sex toys, which are still body-safe, non-porous and good for you, but let’s start with A-B-C and find out why do you in fact need to buy toys made of one of the following materials.

body-safe silicone sex toys

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Silicone

Ahhh, the silicone. How could I not start the list with it? Silicone is the emperor of body-safe materials. It has a certain amount of flexibility and is a great material for anything you can think of: dildos, vibrators, cock rings, butt plugs. These days more and more companies are offering silicone sex toys. You can have it in all imaginable colors and different finishes. It can be glossy and shiny, or matte, more squishy, or really hard (most vibes or toys that have some mechanics in them have barely any to absolutely no give or flexibility, even if they’re covered with silicone). You can boil it, or use a 10% bleach solution for sanitizing it. If you are not sharing it with other partners, simply washing with a toy cleaner or soap after using it is enough. But even if you can’t wash it right away, it’s not gonna harbor any bacteria. No need to store it separately in a bag or a pouch. It doesn’t get too cold, it usually has a very comfortable temperature. And it’s not too heavy. What more to ask for? Its only downside is that used anally it can keep some remaining smell, which will take time for you to get rid of (a post about that coming soon too). Think of silicone ice trays: if you put coffee in them, they’re gonna smell of coffee.

Trusted brands: for dildos: Tantus (US based), G-silicone aka Godemiche (UK based), Vixen Creations, Vamp Silicone, FunkIt Toys, Frisky Beast, Bad Dragon. Stores like Good Vibrations, Lovehoney, and The Pleasure Chest have their own lines of silicone toys as well. For vibrators and anal toys: Lelo, We-Vibe, Fun Factory, Je Joue, JimmyJane, Jopen, OhMiBod, Leaf, PicoBong, L’Amourose, B-vibe, Nexus, Aneros

Stainless Steel

stainless steel sex toysAmazing high-end material, that’s going to outlive you. These toys are just insertables, they don’t have motors. There are the dildos and the double ended toys, and of course, the butt plugs. A lot of BDSM gear is made of steel: cages, some parts of restraint and bondage systems, even penis plugs. It’s a heavy material, which makes your toy not the most travel-friendly. On the other hand, it’s great for temperature play. You can run some warm water and have your toys slightly hotter than your body temperature. It feels mind-blowing and is great for arousal and blood circulation. It’s amazingly easy to clean and it doesn’t hold any smells.

Trusted brands: Njoy, Pretty Plugs

Aluminum

Aluminum has similar qualities to steel, but is lighter and in general cheaper.

Trusted brands: Crowned Jewels, Tantus Alumina series

Glass

Glass toys are pretty awesome for temperature play too. You can’t put them in boiling water for sanitizing purposes, but you can use them for temperature play: use warm running water, or a bowl. Or leave them in the fridge. They can look really beautiful and usually have cool designs. The good brands offer really strong glass that is most likely not going to break even if you drop it. Avoid cheap glass toys under $50. Don’t buy glass butt plugs with loops at the end and handles. They can break even while using them. If you want a glass toy but are not able to afford a high-end one, stick to clear glass (avoid colorful glass toys, because in cheap toys the color is usually achieved with some questionable polish or finish that starts chipping off; it’s not an actual colored glass). All glass toys are quite heavy and generally fragile, making them poor travel companions.

Trusted brands: Fucking Sculptures, Crystal Delights, Luscious Playthings, Standard Glass, Simply Blown

Wood

If you take good care of your wooden sex toys, they’re gonna last you a lifetime. They’re light and environmentally friendly. What makes quality wooden toys expensive is that they’re hand-made and the finish that’s used on them is medical grade. Anything else will start cracking or the wood will swell after washing several times.

Trusted brand: NobEssence

ABS plastic

It’s rare these days to find toys entirely made of ABS plastic. Usually bullet vibes, such as the We-Vibe Tango, are made of plastic. What’s most common is that the handle and the controls of silicone vibes are made of plastic. Vibrators by Lelo are a good example of that. Plastic is absolutely hard and usually shiny.

Crystals and stone

These days there are more and more dildos, anal plugs and vaginal eggs made of granite, onyx, jade and other stones or crystals. They’re widely used in Tantra practices. Toys made of these materials are really heavy and are usually expensive.

Trusted brands: Chakrubs, Laid

On the other hand

Toys made of the above materials are not just body-safe, but they’re non-porous as well. Which means that they will not harbor bacteria that lead to infections. No amount of washing, cleaning, disinfecting, or soaking in bleach solution will remove what’s stuck on your toys if they’re porous. A lot of porous toys contain phthalates and plasticizers that are highly toxic. They can cause irritation, toxic-shock syndrome, chemical burn, and bacterial vaginosis. Even if you’re not experiencing these symptoms or anything unusual, your toys will start deforming and smelling really foul. It’s highly recommended that you toss them away after a year, and that you use condoms with them. So really, if you do the math (even just the cost of condoms), it’s really not worth it in the long run. Not to mention the medical issues associated with nasty infections.

Warranty

All of the above brands have at least 1 year warranty. With rubber and jelly toys you never get that because they usually fall apart much faster.

What to avoid

Avoid toys made of: TPR, TPE (thermoplastic Elastomer), rubber, jelly, elastomers.

The emotional side

Cheaper and low-quality toys can mess with your head and emotions too. They often come in repulsive and superficial packaging that can make you feel dirty (not in a good way), and even put you off sex or off buying a sex toy for a while. Why would you get something that makes you feel disgusted by yourself?

How to get it right every time

body-safe silicone sex toysOkay, I get it. A lot of people don’t really care what their toys are made of. Reading one more label: no way! So I am going to make it really simple for you. One way of making sure that a toy is body-safe is to consider the manufacturer and/or retailer. If a toy is made by a trusted and reputable brand, that’s been known for making body-safe premium toys, you aren’t gonna get it wrong. But many of these brands have their cheap replicas and counterfeits in places like eBay, AliBaba or AliExpress. Amazon is flooded with crappy fakes too. Another way to make sure you are getting the real deal is by always shopping from the manufacturer or a good sex shop. Take a look at my directory of reputable retailers. Most of these stores will not even carry jelly and rubber toys. Or will be very clear about it. Unfortunately, Lovehoney still has a ton of non body-friendly materials. But at least they will never call “silicone” something that is not.

What about men?

Unfortunately, most “male” sex toys, such as masturbators, strokers, masturbation and stamina sleeves are made of TPE or some kind of elastomers. I would recommend sticking to brands such as Tenga or Fleshlight, taking good care of your toys and getting rid of them after one year of use. Luckily, Bad Dragon is offering penetrable toys made of silicone. One thing about them is that they design fantasy toys; so don’t expect the realism you will get from Fleshlight. I personally think it’s less creepy to go with a fantasy toy or with some of the futuristic Tenga designs, than with a weird looking sleeve that has a mouth, a vulva or an anus at the end, but that’s just my own preference, as a non-penis owner. Just as I don’t really like “female” sex toys that are too realistic and resemble a penis too much. Inexpensive body-safe masturbators I can recommend are the Tenga Eggs. Quick tip about sleeves and masturbators: soak them in warm water before use. You don’t want to put your penis in something even slightly cooler than body temperature.

Last words

silicone body-safe toysI certainly understand the appeal of cheap toys and feeling that you are getting so much for so little. Everyone loves a bargain. Being able to grab several things and still have your total under $100 is a call I couldn’t resist for a while too. Until I was able to compare quality sex toys made by Lelo and some cheap jelly deals that I’d bought in the lonely nights of a long-distance relationship. When the toxic toys started smelling weird, getting sticky and melting next to each other I had to throw them all away, not long after purchasing them. If I had to put together all the weird crap that I’ve “invested” in, now I can easily see that I ended up spending what could’ve gotten me several good quality toys. What you put next to or inside your private parts is really, really important. As important as what you eat. Don’t overlook what you’re using for your pleasure, and don’t be missing out on the pleasure you can have. Good companies invest in research, innovation and design. And the products that you’re buying from them will bring you much more satisfaction. Believe me! You deserve it.

If you ever have questions or doubts about particular toys, don’t hesitate to ask me. If I don’t know the answer, I will research the brand and the manufacturer, and will give you guidelines on how to be able to tell what’s what.

Note: A great resource on safe materials is Lilly’s blog.


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