Jul 312009
 

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There’s one big thing to be said for the “electric massager” style vibrators. Actually, two big things.

1. They don’t take batteries

2. They’re inconspicuous, because their original purpose is as a muscle massager

 

But which one should you try? I’ve reviewed a bunch, the most common ones. In these two reviews I’m going to do my best to compare them to each other to help you pick the best one and the right one for you.

In the plug-in style corner we’ve got the Hitachi Magic Wand; the Miracle Massager and the My Miracle Massager (both by CalExotics).
In the rechargeable corner is the Ideal (by Natural Contours); the Acuvibe and the Acuvibe mini.

Should you choose one style over the other? That depends on the environment you’d be using it in and your masturbation style. The plug-in style boasts all power, all the time, always on. However this means you are tethered by a cord and must be near an electrical outlet to use it. The rechargeable style means that you can take it anywhere you please, so long as it’s charged. The downside is that your usage hours will vary depending on how hard you press down on the head, and you could very well find yourself mid-wank with a waning vibrator (been there, done that). The rechargeable is also more expensive. They aren’t lacking on power though. I’d rate that the Acuvibe falls in between the Hitachi and the Miracle Massager. Whereas the MM can’t get me off, the Acuvibe will. My verdict is to start wherever you want but eventually own one of each style.

 

Plug-in style massagers

The Hitachi Magic Wand is the more well-known and more established in this category. It’s a powerhouse and generally long-lasting. Built like a tank and as powerful as one, too. Like most massagers it has two speeds, both are pretty darn powerful. I’ve known women whose clits are sensitive enough that they can’t tolerate the Hitchi. If you’ve had a number of fairly decent vibrators that you feel are just not strong enough for you, then I’d recommend the Hitachi. The Miracle Massagers, both of them, are not as powerful as Hitachi. However, they’re more cheaply made (they are CalExotic) and I couldn’t see either outlasting the Hitachi.

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The difference between the Miracle Massager and the My Miracle Massager seems to be … not much! MMM is pink and white, and the head has a few “ribs” on it. The MM is black and red with a completely smooth head. I don’t think there’s any other design difference or power differences.


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  Hitachi Magic Wand
Miracle Massager My Miracle Massager
Price at EdenFantasys
$45.99 $35.99 $41.99
Power Strong! 5000-rpm for low, 6000-rpm for high. The power combined with deep penetrative vibrations means that it can do a very good job at transmitting vibrations through other materials like rope, silicone dildos, etc. High is a bit less power than Low on Hitachi. It doesn’t achieve the same deep throbbing feel-it-to-your-core vibrations as the Hitachi. same as MM
Noise Level Can be noisy. Both low pitch and high pitch sounds to it. Not very discreet through thin walls Quieter than the Hitachi because it’s not as powerful. No high pitch whine like the Hitachi. Probably the same as the MM
Head design Textured “leatherette”. Little bit hard to clean (can use condom over head to negate this). Mostly stationary Head. Can be removed. Head will heat up with extended (past 15 minutes) use but not to the point that it will burn you. I don’t find the heat to be a deterrent. 2.5″ diameter head. Smooth PVC. Easy to clean. Spring mounted head. Head does not heat up. Head size is a bit narrower than the Hitachi, base of head even more narrow. 2 1/8″ diameter head (at widest?) Smooth PVC with 4 ridges/ribs. Relatively easy to clean, take care with cleaning ribs. Spring mounted head. Head does not heat up. Less bulbous head design, slightly narrower than MM at 2″ diameter.
Body design Straight body. Weighs about 1.25 lbs. Entire massager is about 12″ long. Smaller, rocker-style switch is in about the middle of the handle. Curved body. Weighs about 1.1 lbs. Entire massager is about 12″ long. Sliding-style switch is lower on the handle, towards the curved end (which is actually a pain in the ass spot) Curved body. Weighs about 1 lb. Entire massager is about 13″ long. Sliding-style switch is lower on the handle, towards the curved end.
Available Attachments 1 head replacement, 1 head cover, at least 4 internal stimulation, 2 dual stimulation 1 made specifically for it which is dual stimulation, some Hitachi attachments can be used on it with varying success. Likely usable on the MMM. 1 made specifically for it which is dual stimulation, some Hitachi attachments can be used on it with varying success. Likely usable on the MM.

None of these massagers are made of a material that is safe for sharing because they cannot be sterilized. If you’re in a sharing situation, be sure to stretch a condom over the massager head. I clean these with Afterglow Toy Wipes. No risk of getting sensitive electrical parts wet, and they’re tough enough to really scrub the original head of the Hitachi.

My pick? The Hitachi. Not just because the Miracle Massager can’t usually get me off – Hitachi has more attachment options, and the attachments can muffle the powerful vibrations sometimes. If discretion in appearance is a must then definitely pick Hitachi. While the MM and MMM don’t immediately scream “I’m a sex toy”, the “California Exotic Novelties” label does. Perhaps your parents / roommate isn’t familiar with the brand, but the “Exotic” part is a giveaway to me (you could conceal this with electrical tape, however). I also feel the Hitachi is more sturdy and longer-lasting. If any of the following applies to you then I would recommend the Miracle Massager:  you think you’re sensitive enough that any use of the Hitachi would be overkill; you want this as a clitoral vibe and don’t give a shit about attachments for internal or dual stimulation.

I’ll be talking about all the attachment options at length in a separate review next week.

Part 2 is up – the rechargeable massagers!

 

This is the same video that is in Part 2 but I wanted it on both posts in case someone comes here from a link or search and only looks at this post.

 

Jul 302009
 

I just wanted to direct my readers over HERE where there’s a drawing to win a $50 giftcard to EdenFantasys. Yep, $50. $50 will buy you a really great toy. And if you should win and have trouble choosing, I’ll be glad to advise!

If you have a Twitter account, you can gain more entries by doing a tweet about the contest, once per day. So hurry up and get going on this tonight!!

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Jul 182009
 

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Before I discovered smut on the internet, I discovered erotic books. I have such a vivid imagination that I can see the scene in my mind as I read; my own private movie. It is something that is a big bonus to my erotic fiction writings. Text and words have always aroused me more than images (usually). My favorite reads for arousal have always been of the short story anthology variety. Everyone’s taste is different so there’s always the inevitable few stories that do nothing for you. The rest of them usually make up for that. But if you enjoy reading my blog and you get off to my written words, then no sextoy shopping trip would be complete without picking up a hot book to take to bed with you. It can be for an indulgent night alone, and it can be used to prime yourself for your partner. Read it aloud, even. Involve them.

There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to review this book. Caught Looking: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists (edited by Alison Tyler and Rachel Kramer Bussel) is a title that is so obviously meant for me. Indeed, many of these stories have aroused me to the core and have given me ideas.

The characters vary widely in this collection of 20 stories. Predominantly hetero with a couple token lesbian stories and a few bisexual females thrown into the mix. Some stories are about characters who are purposely being exhibitionists and some are accidental exhibitionists. There are the tales of shy, lonely late bloomers secretly listening or watching.


I set out to read one evening, settled comfortably into bed with various toys at the ready. Wearing nothing but a bedtime t-shirt I snuggled under the comforter and began. The first story seemed familiar (it is indeed in another anthology I own) but is honestly one of my favorites.

….the second she’d seen the picture window facing the apartment across the alley, her mind had turned to the idea of taking her clothes off in front of it, and the deal was closed.
~Curtain Call, Thomas S. Roche

Our heroine masturbates in front of this window without knowing if anyone is even home in the apartment across the way. And right at the outset, I was wet. Raptly engrossed in my reading, my lips parted and tongue running along the inside of my lower lip, I read and wanted to be her. I’ve done what I could in the arrangement of my apartment but the best was merely an open window and a vocal orgasm. My index finger lazily grazed circles over my hardening clit by the time I neared completion of this story.


…The water streamed over our heads and I drifted on a mist of steam, a storm gathering in the pit of my stomach.I was just starting that smooth glide to a deep come when I heard a thin cry float above Taylor’s labored grunts.
~A Flash of Gold, Radclyffe

This lesbian story in the setting of a college dormitory shower made me want to go back to college – just not the one I went to. The college I attended did not have large multi-shower rooms meant to be shared by the floor. Instead we only shared our shower with the adjoining room. Perhaps an arrangement like the dorm showers in this story would have done little else for me than provide a visual feast for me to furtively watch, but perhaps it would have gotten me my longed-for college girl-on-girl experience. Maybe an invitation to join the couple I would happen upon at 1am, fucking under the stream of water. Surely at least  a few opportunities to listen to labored breathing and moans a stall or two over. All these what-ifs floating in my head, combined with the story, lead me to move from fingers circling my clit to nestling my bullet vibe between my pussy lips and gently buzzing away on my clit.


…Eyes wide, I stared at the car over his shoulder, barely able to make out the man behind the wheel. All I could see was the glow of his cigarette. He didn’t start the car, he didn’t leave. He sat there, watching us. Watching me get fucked.
~The Stars Fell Down, Kristina Wright

An adulterous couple sneaks away from a party and their spouses to meet up in the parking lot of the school where he works. A heated scene in the car leads to desire-fueled sex outside of the car. Suddenly, someone exits the school and watches them. The couple are aware, but are so crazed for each other that they don’t care. Again this is one of those situations where I don’t know who I’d rather be. Her, or the voyeur. After this story I finally laid my book aside to concentrate on getting off. With my bullet vibrator pressed to my clit just so, I climaxed with a long drawn out orgasm.


…Her tits brush against mine, the nipples so hard as they send tingles of sensation through my body. She kisses me again, grinding on top of me. It doesn’t occur to me that other patrons might be watching. I don’t eve really care. The only thing, in that moment, is the feel of the stripper’s body against me and the heat of your eyes on us.
~Couples Welcome, Erica Dumas

I want to go to a strip club. SOON. This story combined a reluctant bi-curious girl paired with a female stripper, and later on sex with her man outside the club. Two hot aspects in one story. I’m not kidding, someone take me to a strip club or two. I had to come again after this story. This time I deftly stroked my g-spot to orgasm with my beloved Pure Wand. I have long harbored fantasies of strip clubs. Being a dancer; watching a friend get up there and get naked for me; getting a private lap dance and “more”; going to a strip club with a female friend, both of us being scantily dressed, getting each other off as we watch the strippers perform and tease; the list goes on and on. As I read this story I was the girl, I was the one getting a lap dance, I was the one getting fucked in the alley.


There are many other good stories in this anthology. There are two with male Dominant / female submissive angles…..those both were a huge turn-on for me at the time I read it but for right now I can’t read them. I get filled with longing and realization I might never have that. There are also a few stories that were duds, to me, but that is a given in any anthology. This book was primarily arousing and should definitely be bought, soon. Before you use a sex toy, you need to be turned on. This, my friends, will do the job over and over again.

Jul 142009
 

I hate the word “dong” when referring to dildos. I cannot see a distinction in the sex toy world for there being a reason to have both words, and I hereby move to abolish that word from the sex toy industry. “Dong” is an aonomatapea, not a sex toy. This is the only time you shall see this awful word on this blog because I’ll flat out refuse to ever review a toy that has that in its name.


Sue Johanssen can suck my big smelly toe. I don’t trust her opinions on what sex toys are the best any farther than I could throw her, and I’m a weakling. For that matter, Oprah needs to stop promoting friggin CalExotics toys (she promotes Berman Center toys which are CE toys, made by CE, same exact damn things as CE toys). I tried to watch an episode of Sue’s lovely talk show one night very late, and it was awful. Some questions made even me raise my eyebrows, but then some others weren’t that off the wall and her answers were bullshit. One answer was even wrong (I can’t recall enough word for word to reiterate, so take my word for it). One guy she played off like she couldn’t understand what sex act he was asking about, but even I knew, and this was before my introduction to sex blogs.


I didn’t see nearly enough of my readers commenting and nominating over at Rori’s nominations post for the 2009 Sexy Blogger list!! I highly encourage you to go there and nominate 2 or 3 blogs that you love. Would my blog be one of them??  ;) Nominations close at the end of July.
And for the readers of mine who HAVE nominated blogs, I thank you and you did good.


I’ve recently started a new ADD med, this time the old-school infamous Ritalin. I kinda expected it to work right away, and it’s not. But then, I wasn’t exactly told what to expect. So what I’m feeling might be “normal”, but whatever it is, I don’t like it. I’ll wait it out though. However, I’m having trouble writing sometimes….comprehending things…I’m just not myself. Between this and the other change, I’m having a little trouble with blog posts.


I’m in the process of designing a little banner, again, and you know? I really like doing this. So what if you don’t see a banner that you love from your chosen affiliate,  most would be just fine with you making your own! I quite like making mine coordinate with my blog colors. If you’d ever like one done for your blog, hit me up. I can do one up for you!
This is one of those things that I wish I could get paid to do on the side.


Alright, before this post gets any more disjointed and rambly, I’m wrapping it up.

Keep an eye out for my HNT this week, a special guest will be included.

Jul 122009
 

There’s this guy who works in my office, one row over, and I think he might have a little thing for me. I’m not sure just how young he is, he’s old enough to be working there permanently and at something one step up from entry level but he has a baby face.

My job went from being a relaxed administrative assistant to a grumpy clerk who basically does glorified data entry most of the day. Type up a list of numbers, then head back to the printer for all the sheets that the program printed out that I have to then merge with the correct invoices. So, I print a lot. Frequently. Sometimes large batches.

Sadly, I don’t have my own printer. At the back end of every other row is a printer. This guy doesn’t work in my aisle, he’s on the other side (our “adjoining wall” sides are a little over 5 feet high, the cube separating walls are a little over 4.5 feet high) but he uses the same printer as I do. It’s a given that most times, someone else’s stuff is mixed in with mine. For some reason he’s not real adept at finding his stuff, and I’ve got the method down pat and can flip through the stack in mere seconds. He’s taken to occasionally teasing me that I purposely print out a batch of shit right when he prints out one page. And even though I couldn’t possibly know, lol, we end up back there at the same time frequently.

When I walk by his row or he’s in mine, I catch him staring at me.

The other week, as he walked in the thru-way aisle that’s just in front of my cube, I stopped him.

“Hey M, did they put more toner in yet?”

He looked down at me over the shorter partition and fumbled for his words. Pretty much, no, they hadn’t.

Then I realized the view he just had.

Poor kid.

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Pleasurists #36

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Jul 112009
 

Pleasurists is a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days from bloggers all around the sex blogosphere. Did you miss Pleasurists #35? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists #37? Submit it here before Sunday July 12th at 11:59pm PDT. Please re-post this list on your own blog if listed.

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