Jun 122014
 
Shibari Halo Wand Review

Despite the fact that I detail a number of downfalls with the Shibari Halo Wand, I actually do like it. Then again, the Magic Wand, Bodywand and a few others yet to get a review are all “too much” for me. Yes, I require powerful vibrations but it’s about nuances and subtleties. It’s about the difference between 2 Buck Chuck and 2011 Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc. Or the difference between a locally-made cheese and store-brand block of mild cheddar. Basically: I don’t need to vibrated into oblivion. I need my vibrations to work smarter, not harder. What I Like I really like the silicone skin that covers the head and neck – very much like the Smart Wand design (just more plastic); I find that the ridges that you see on most of these wands make for really difficult cleaning, even on the Mystic Wands. It also appears that the seam between plastic and silicone

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Jun 112014
 
Goodbye, Rechargeable Mystic Wand

 As some of you may have suspected, but feared it wasn’t true, I can confirm that we’ve lost another good sex toy. I admit, the loss doesn’t hit me quite as hard as the loss of the We-Vibe Salsa, but nonetheless I’m sad to say an official goodbye to the Rechargeable Mystic Wand. So, what happened? Well, Vibratex was working on improvements and redesign, but apparently they weren’t happy enough with the changes. It took so long that by the time they received their most recent prototype they decided to abandon the project, as they felt there were other wand vibrators currently on the market that were better. They didn’t want to release something that wasn’t the best. We too are sadden by the termination of the project, as I mentioned it was a difficult decision, but one that had to be made – delivering quality products is important to Vibratex – we always want

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Jun 102014
 
Coconut Oil for Lube? Yes!

Often, people complain that water-based lubes don’t last long enough. They dry up fast or get sticky or just aren’t cutting it for anal lube. Silicone lube solves all of those problems, but not all silicone lube is perfectly compatible with all silicone sex toys.  Plus, silicone lube is not at all natural, whereas coconut oil is. While coconut oil is not the perfect solution for all people, I think it’s pretty great and needs to be considered. Coconut Oil and Condoms Coconut oil also doesn’t seem to be compatible with latex condoms. Oil lubes in general are a no-no to mix with latex condoms. I’ve read casual at-home studies from fellow sex geeks that showed that other oils degraded a latex condom very quickly, while the coconut oil took longer to do so but it still did weaken the latex. Coconut oil will also degrade polyisoprene condoms. If you want to use it, then

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Jun 062014
 
Pleasure Purse Review

I’ll spill the beans early: The Pleasure Purse is the best sex toy storage option for travel that I’ve ever seen. I’ve reviewed various and sundry sex toy storage options in my time and have never really been impressed past first blush. My interest in the cutesy-kitsch of the Devine Playchest faded once the shitty quality came to light. Their earlier attempt at a travel bag also failed for me. For home use, the Toibocks was a let down for the price despite its unique nature.  Another travel option, the now-defunct For Your Nymphomation XL Toybox case was great at first, but again quality problems revealed themselves a few months down the line. Plus stuffing things into pouches became really annoying. I kind of have a “thing” for specialized, pretty-lookin storage options beyond sex toys. So for those who scoff and say “just buy some affordable luggage or a duffel bag”……you’re not my people. I

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Jun 022014
 
Bodywand Rechargeable

Sometimes, when you have a review to write, you just want to sum it up with “This isn’t awesome. NEXT!” But that’s not very professional, now is it? Sadly, that’s how I feel about the Bodywand Rechargeable. And, after my less-than-stellar experience with the Original Bodywand, I’m just not feelin it for this brand. They don’t offer anything special or better over other wand vibrators. They’re not super awful, though, so I can’t even put my back into writing a scathing review. How Bodywand Rechargeable Is The Same Remember how I said that Original Bodywand was a dead ringer for the full-size Fairy Wand? Well, Bodywand Rechargeable is a dead ringer for the Doc Johnson Mood Fantastic. So identical, in fact, that I’m giving them both the side-eye. Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? Just like the Mood Fantastic, Bodywand Rechargeable has a small push-button that activates a singular pulsating mode and a

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May 252014
 
Ask Lilly: My First Sex Toy edition

Over at Reddit I’ve been getting a lot of questions along the lines of “I/we want to try out sex toys, but have no idea where to start”. It can be hard sometimes to recommend things for someone’s first sex toy, since not even they really know what they want. And of course, they often are young or just reluctant to spend much money on the whole endeavor, since they have no clue how it’ll work out. Too often, people recommend cheap and *unsafe* sex toys, or cheap and half-ass quality sex toys, for a sex toy newbie. I’ve been there, and that’s mostly what filled my meager toy bag my first two years. It led me to wasting a decent chunk of money, but it also ultimately led to me creating this blog. I try to avoid recommending shoddy toys to the first-timers. So difficult, so very very difficult. They’re cheap for a reason!

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