Jan 162010

Another sex toy, another quest. This time I continue on my quest to find a bullet vibrator that offers the intensity and vibration frequency that is ideal for me, while being good quality so that it’ll last longer than 6 months. This makes my 9th bullet vibe (the kind with the remote handpack) and my 5th in the “higher quality” style.

The higher quality bullet vibes have these features:

  • Little plastic/rubber nubs where the wire goes into the handpack, the bullet or both. This protects and keeps the wire from being pulled away from the contacts inside
  • Multi-functions – while I don’t give a hang about pulsing functions, some do
  • An overall better design – lights on the handpack, interesting colors, etc. It’s not a plain silver bullet and generic handpack.

Usually I have found that the higher quality bullets lack one of two very important things (for me): Intensity of the power of vibrations, or the proper vibration frequency/pitch. Many women, myself included, will prefer the lower pitch vibrations as opposed to the higher pitch buzzy vibes. The Harmony bullet nails it on the vibration pitch, and with fresh batteries has the power I need. Yes, fresh batteries. The handpack takes 2 AAA batteries and really eats them up quickly.

The Harmony Bullet Vibrator is named as such just as a marketing gimmick. There’s nothing special about it.  The box calls it a “Balanced Bullet” but again it just seems to be a marketing term. They offer a black and a white one, the packaging calls them ying and yang but it’s not like there’s any difference between the two other than color. The control is a push-button style of sorts, as opposed to a slider or a wheel. There’s 4 levels of power with the lowest being very mild. No pulsing functions. I don’t like the lights, as it tends to light up the entire handpack (at least for the white one, I dont know what the black one is like). I also don’t like that it takes AAA batteries, as I don’t keep many on hand. It’s all one color, smooth/shiny plastic. I’ll update in a few months if this holds up better than all the “silver” tone bullets I’ve owned which tend to have the silver rub/chip off after some months of use.


Despite the lights (which I plan to cover with white electrical tape) and the use of AAA batteries, I quite like this one. It is not THE most powerful bullet that I own, but it’s got enough oomph to matter to me. Simple and not tacky. Added bonus of the rubber wire-keepers means it’ll hopefully last longer.

Thanks to Edenfantasys.com for providing this for me to review!

Dec 192009

I’m a sucker for funky design and so when I saw the Climax Twist rechargeable massager in edenfantasys.com “New Arrivals” list, I knew I wanted to review it. The 90 degree angle is really what got me moreso than the rechargeable factor. In fact, the rechargeable factor was nearly a deterrent simply because I don’t often get a rechargeable sex toy that packs the power or type of vibration that I like.

I’ve read a few other reviews of this vibrator that seemed a bit over-the-top when describing the power and noise level and the girth of the G-spot end. Such dramatic description is only meant for the Hitachi, in my opinion. The Climax Twist vibrator is actually considerably more quiet than the Hitachi on low and *nearly* as powerful but not as deep of a vibration as the Hitachi on low. The Climax Twist is not equivalent to the Hitachi in power. But how does it compare to the Acuvibe? The Acuvibe on high is more powerful, deep and noisy than the Climax Twist, but the Climax beats out the Acuvibe on low. There’s one caveat to the Acuvibe, at least the one I own, that when you apply a decent amount of pressure to it it visibly slows down in power. The Climax Twist doesn’t do that.

climax twist vs hitachi 2 climax twist vs hitachi 1

One thing that I like about this rechargeable vibrator is that it is more of a low-pitch deep-resonating vibration than many others I have tried. So many rechargeable vibrators, to me, are more of a high-pitch buzzy (which doesn’t get me off).

CLARIFICATION: The above power/noise/etc comparisons are being made against the “massager” portion of this vibrator. I’m not yet talking about the G-spot end, because that’s another story altogether.

Another thing that I really liked about the Climax, as I mentioned before, is the ability for it to be either straight or at a 90 degree angle. This twist makes it much easier to transport and store unlike the Ideal massager, who’s quirky handle takes up more space. If your partner uses the G-spot tip on you, then you can keep this vibrator straight. If you are using the massager on yourself, the 90 degree angle is ideal. For using the G-spot end on yourself though, I’m not loving the 90 angle as much as I thought I would but that’s partially due to the placement of the controls. They’re not in a good spot if you want to change up the vibration pattern. Close-up photos farther down there show the buttons and the odd (and useless) light purple ribbing. One reason that I don’t like using the G-spot tip as it’s intended is because of that ribbing – there’s no way you’ll use it internally without those ribbings getting filled with lube/bodily fluids/etc. That seems like it would be REALLY hard to clean properly.

climax twist 2

Now, on to the G-spot portion of this toy. The girth is good. If you prefer slim insertables, then this isn’t the toy for you. However, I did not find this to be as filling as my big blue toy. The specs claim that it is only 1 5/8 inch wide on the EF site, but Topco’s site claims it is 2.25″ at it’s widest. I’m not sure I believe either number, to be honest. But I don’t have a ruler handy. You can see it below in comparison to my big blue dildo, which is supposed to be 2″ wide. Because of the angle of penetration, the manner and angle in which G-spot tips are meant to be used, I doubt that you would find this toy as intense as my 2″ wide dildo. But that’s my opinion.

climax twist vs big blue dildo

As for the vibrations of the G-spot end – meh. I can’t pinpoint where the motor actually is, but the vibration is a pitch higher than the massager end and more diffuse. It’s a little louder, too. I wasn’t thrilled with the vibrations for that end, to be honest. I would say that if your clit is still in the stages of arousal where you’re more sensitive, start off with the G-spot end.

climax twist 1 climax twist 3

The box claims you can turn both motors on at once for more power or something, but that happened was akin to your washing machine getting off balance – the motor in the G-spot end seemed to go a bit wonky they didn’t resonate at the exact same rate nor did either motor make either end more powerful. And it’s certainly not like this toy is large enough or designed to be used by two vaginas simultaneously.

A few more points to tick off that don’t need further explanation:

  • There is no battery light, you don’t know for sure it’s charging other than the fact that it won’t turn on.
  • The charge seems to last longer at full power than Acuvibe, before it starts waning
  • The massager head is very small, so you cannot use any Hitachi or similar attachments
  • Topco says that the materials are pthalates-free, but yet it’s rubber. On EF’s safety scale, it’s only a 3. Not for sharing unless it’s be-condomed.
  • Despite it being rubber, there was very little offensive odor to it, what was there faded very quickly
  • There is only one speed to this vibrator, but 7 “functions” (which includes straight vibration). Typical “multi-function” variety of patterns/pulses/etc. I don’t need to explain them.
  • It’s not waterproof, likely because they can’t seal off the twist joint. But then again, the other massager-style vibes aren’t either.

At the end of the day, would I recommend this toy? If you can get it on sale, then yes, most definitely yes. Currently it’s priced higher than the Acuvibe and of course higher than the Hitachi BUT it does have those unique features and options. However I still think it’s just a wee bit too high given the manufacturer and the material. If it were silicone, that might justify it. It’s priced like a luxury toy, but it’s not.

Nov 212009


You all know I love my written erotica, so reviewing these books is quite a treat for me. Sure, the sex toys get me off, but these books can get me worked up enough in the absence of anything else to a high enough level of arousal to elicit some really strong orgasms.

There are two main types of erotic novels – full novel-length single-author jobs, and multi-author short story compilations like this book. I can appreciate both. The full length books allow you to get immersed in the characters and scenes; if the author and reader have vivid enough imaginations then the reader can feel like a true fly-on-the-wall observer or even part of the action. It takes skill to be able to pull this off in short story format and I have to say that many bloggers that I read can pull this off just as well (or even better) than some stories published in these anthologies.

It’s the nature of the design that when you buy these compilations, you will have varying opinions of the stories contained within. The pieces in Frenzy: 60 Stories of Sudden Sex are about brevity. Brevity of the encounter or of the tale. Given the title I expected all the stories to be about “sudden sex” but some fit the description so loosely that it can throw you off a bit, waiting, “where’s the impromptu fuck??”.  Some are so short that they don’t even fill a page. While these can be just as erotic and vivid, it takes great skill to do so. I don’t think that many of the super-short-shorts in this book deliver. They have potential but more is needed.Most of the pieces in this book though are between 3-5 pages, a good length.

Of course with the shortness of the story comes the ability to cram in a larger variety into the book – and this means a greater probability that you’ll be aroused by most of the book. And aroused I was. I found myself devouring 3, 6, 8 little shorts in each session. Of course there is a necessary break inbetween sessions for sustenance and orgasm. But ultimately you have your choice – do you laze away your day and succumb to the temptation of escaping into many different little worlds and orgasms? Or do you draw it out with daily respites like an oasis, a sweet end to your day?

All in all, do I recommend it? Yes indeed. Alison Tyler included a great many hot steamy pieces here. I don’t count every erotic compilation book a success and this fares pretty well in my opinion. If you’re looking for even more short-attention-span stories, I’d also recommend her 2003 book “Down and Dirty: 69 Super Sexy Short-Shorts“. I’ve had that one for a while now and it’s one of the few I’ve pulled out every couple of years for a re-read. Thanks to Edenfantasys.com for sending me today’s book!

Nov 142009

With this review I decided to try something different – the mysterious world of lab-created pheromones. We know that pheromones are something that is excreted in sweat that attracts people on a base level, but the sciences behind them seem to vary especially when it comes to products containing Androstenol. When I researched it I couldn’t find any definitive answers online.

So the main test then would be using it. Did it work? Since I didn’t do a formal study I’m not sure that I can say one way or another. I know that I’ll continue to use it and try to be more “scientific” with it. The Bare Essence Gift Box gives you three methods of delivering the pheromone – a candle, a bar of soap and a perfume.


I do want to mention that the bar of glycerin soap that was in my package was a much darker color – more like slightly-diluted Coke. I assume though that the color is no indicator of a scent variance.

The perfume is dispensed a roll-on style glass tube because the consistency is that of body oil. The perfume is a nice vanilla-musk scent, not overpowering and not cloyingly sweet. I’m extremely picky when it comes to perfumes/colognes and I liked this one. The soap claims to be skin-softening and pure glycerin – the scent is more musky than the perfume and wasn’t all that great in my eyes but yet not offensive. Perhaps I’m not a fan of glycerin soaps (I much prefer my bodywash) but I wasn’t thrilled with the way my skin felt when I rinsed off the soap. Afterwards though my skin didn’t feel any different from normal. I also couldn’t detect a scent on my skin after the shower. The candle is scented more like the perfume, and comes in a nice tin – great for the bedroom and a very safe containment system for burning wax.

I used the perfume the most. My husband did seem to be all over me when I first brought out the soap (and left it in the shower caddy where he could smell it while bathing) but again I can’t say definitively that his heightened interest in me was because of these products.

From what I have read online, the pheromone won’t turn people into drooling lust-crazed baffoons – but it will relax them. One article said that if your natural personality is a bit abrasive then this pheromone will make people more relaxed around you; I guess it makes them view you as less abrasive and brings an overall peaceful feeling to those who sniff it. I have only ever tried one thing prior to this that claimed to have pheromones and that was a lube – and the scent of it was offensive to me.

So all in all, this is a review without an opinion. I can’t say for sure that it does or does not do what it claims to do. I will most certainly continue to use the items though. When I have a better, firmer opinion I will post an update! My recommendation is that I am inclined to tell people to try it. I’m not backing it 100% but I am saying that it’s worth a shot. Thank you to EdenFantasys for letting me try this out! They’ve got a lot of other bath & body products, some sexy and some romantic.

Oct 092009

The market for suction-cup dildos isn’t really very big. Remove from the list anything made of jelly, rubber or cyberskin and it ends up being a mighty small list, indeed. So I was thrilled when I found the SinFive line of sex toys, even more so when I saw that they make two suction-cup dildos. While they’re not silicone, they’re still a very safe material. EdenFantasys lists it as “WTP” which is “completely non-porous, odorless, phthalate and latex free. WTP is tested under strictest European safety standards to be totally safe for the skin and inside the body.” Well that’s pretty damn good! In my eyes the design is a bonus – it’s phallic but not a replica of a penis.


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Review: Silk Touch Egg Vibe

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Sep 262009

On my quest to find a better bullet/egg vibrator – one that’s powerful and also well made so that it will last long – I’ve had a few duds and a few that were not bad but just not right. In a way I feel like Goldilocks. Goldilocks and the 100-acre Sex Toy Store. Wait no, I’m mixing my childhood stories there.

Sadly Goldilocks (Lillilocks?) has not yet found her “just right”. The Silk Touch Egg Vibe had potential but it floundered and then finally failed completely. I had thought that it was just mine and that I somehow got a dud, but my dealer (Drew) hunted and found out that more than half of the people who reviewed it had the same problem or similar. So for that reason alone, I can’t recommend this vibe – especially at a price tag of $27.99 at the time of this writing. For the quality of the item, the price should be half that. This vibe will just *poof* stop working. Click the big button and it turns back on, for half a minute. Sometimes only half a second.


There are other reasons though why this vibrator is just not up to par. For starters Continue reading »