Jun 292009

2013 Update: I read this and wonder why we don’t use these any more. They haven’t been touched for over 3 years. I think it’s because in my new bedroom there is less than zero closet space and very little floor space. Plus, sex these days is less often and more spontaneous.  These days I’m just not into the kink and bondage at all, so the entire Black Label aspect never really got used.  If you use pillows to get a better position, then these will allow for much better support. Just be forewarned, the foam is really, really firm. Which is good, for the most part.  Liberator kicked me off their team, so the links are all broken I think. You can purchase Liberator gear from SheVibe.


For almost a year now I’ve watched longingly as peers in the blogosphere talked about and reviewed Liberator items. Recently I got lucky and was graciously allowed to review some Liberator gear. Today is about the Black Label Wedge/Ramp Combo.


First let me get this part out of the way: I love it, I have no cons to point out, I think everybody should save up for Liberator furniture or shapes, and well….yeah. I’ll be gushing for the whole damn post.


The Wedge


Even on its own the Wedge is mucho useful. I have short arms and so jerking off with anything other than the Pure Wand can get difficult/tiring. The Wedge lifted my pelvis up enough to alleviate that problem for the most part. It’s also great for missionary position sex, for tilting your pelvis just the right amount so that he hits your g-spot. In fact I really can’t even put into words how much of a help that was for hitting the g-spot during sex.


The Ramp


It’s big. It’s unapologetically big (well, then again, I did get the biggest size). There really is no good “hiding” spot for it in our 1 bedroom apartment since all our closets are full and it’s too tall to fit under our bed. The Ramp‘s claim to fame is an aid to doggy style. They offer different heights dependent on the height of your guy – this way her cunt is more lined up with his cock while he’s kneeling.


The Combo


Putting Liberator shapes together is like magic. You might assume that they would slide around…but they don’t. Wherever you put the Wedge, it’s staying put on the Ramp, even with thrusting and moving. There’s something about the microfiber fabric that acts like velcro, almost, when they’re together.  There’s a ton of photos and videos on the Liberator site that give you many ideas for placements and positions.


The Black Label Line


I wanted the Black Label version because I’m kinky and like bondage. But you knew that already. There are attachment points sewn into the covers – it’s awesome craftsmanship, you’re not going to rip it off. You can order a set of cuffs and accessories with your Black Label gear. They’re velco but don’t let that deter you – it’s fuckin STRONG velcro. Again, you’re not going anywhere. The cuffs are also supremely comfortable. They’re not going to chafe your skin; they’re padded and luxurious. The blindfold though….man. Best blindfold I’ve ever tried on to date. There is this satiny padded ridge at the bottom of it, and once the blindfold is on snugly you cannot see a damn thing. The ridge is fat enough so that it lifts the blindfold away from the eyeballs a little bit, enough to blink. This is a great great thing for me as I have some sort of weird phobia about things being too close to my eyes.


Not Just for Sex!

These shapes, and many Liberator items, are great in other uses when you’re not fucking like bunnies. Put the Ramp down first and then the Wedge halfway down the Ramp, and you have the best TV/Movie-watching lounger you could want. Unlike other stuffed furniture thingies that I had previously that are meant to be used as back rests, the Liberator shapes won’t move. The foam is very very firm yet still comfy and again that microfiber cover grips to other fabrics/carpet. It would also be great for sleeping on the ramp when you have a head cold and need to be elevated. There’s just a lot you can do with it. If you get a non-Black Label one (or buy a set of covers that matches your decor?) it might even inconspicuously blend into your home decor and can be used when vanilla folks are around! Unless of course they have seen ‘Burn After Reading’ wherein George Clooney’s character hauls around a Liberator Ramp for his hook-ups.


Tips they don’t tell you on the site:

♦The construction is high quality dense foam covered by a slippery waterproof Teflon-treated fabric which is snugly zippered around the foam. You’re not really supposed to take this off ever, even a big gusher won’t soak through the fabric. Just wipe it down clean with a damp cloth. Then there’s the main cover. Then there’s a thin nylon cover that’s loose and has a handle for carrying. When shipped, it’s all assembled and in a plastic bag for protection. Guess what all that creates? The worst case of static cling ever. I swear to you all the cat fur (white, thanks) in the room just got sucked onto the shapes when I unpacked them. You are supposed to wash the main microfiber cover before use, it helps “fluff” up the fabric to be its softest. I also washed the nylon covers in an attempt to banish some of the static. It worked, but not quite well enough, so it got a douse of Static Guard spray. Also for when anything does get onto it we found that the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair works absolute wonders for removing fur and dust from the microfiber of the Liberator cover. Quickly removes all the fur.

♦There’s a few width options for some of the shapes, particularly this combo that I got. Being that I am definitely plus-sized I figured I should be safe and get the 30″ wide versions. Lemme tell ya, I didn’t need to, I would have been good with the 24″ wide. However…..that extra room on the sides could lend for a few position-variations wherein legs/feet are ……. you get the idea.


While I’ve never tried any other company’s version of these, I do know that you get what you pay for. This is leaps and bounds above the inflatable ramp I reviewed. Except for the static cling part I really and truly honestly cannot find a single fault with anything that I talked about here. Everything from the Ramp down to the cuffs, it’s all very high quality and worth every penny. I know it’s a little expensive but they do have sales which I’ll announce and their items will last you forever. I cannot wait to review another Liberator product.


May 152009


There are many good occasions in your sex life for adding what is generally called “sex furniture”, or rather, pillows. The different shapes of sex pillows can greatly enhance or change up even the most basic of fucking positions.

But when the most ideal shape, a large wedge, is a bit cumbersome and obvious….the natural thought is how to make it travel-friendly.

Make it inflatable!

In theory, it’s a great idea. I really wanted to like this. But, it should have occurred to me that I don’t like air mattresses. I can never find the right level of fullness. Either my ass hits the ground, or I feel like I’m going to roll off if I’m within 6 inches of the edge. Even the much-lauded “Sleep Number” bed is a glorified air mattresses, and I hated it, too. The same thing occurred with this inflatable wedge. In fact the feeling of “I’m going to roll off this fucking thing” was more than just a feeling – I did. Maybe it’s just me and because I’m no skinny 10o pound waif but I never felt secure on this thing. The shape is great, the size is great. But I hate air mattresses.

The other thing that I hated about this product is the included foot pump.

To call this thing a foot pump is like trying to claim that the Bob the Builder hammer my 4 yr old nephew has is a working hammer.

For as much as this Wedge (made by Doc Johnson) costs, you would think that the manufacturer could have spent literally a few more dollars on the damn pump. Not only are the primary colors reminiscent of Lego, but it’s slow and noisy. There is a hose and connector that comes with the pump, too, and they are the same awful colors and cheap plastic design. The hose looks like a child’s toy you’d get at a carnival if you came in third place. A small carnival.

Really, I felt like I was in a bad Clown Porno.

It took me so long to review this product because I just couldn’t deal with the damn pump; I replaced it with a $15 very nice foot pump from Target. It’s kind of a mood-killer. But we did have fun giggling at the squeaks.

It still took a few minutes to inflate it, so I know I’d never want to try to inflate this thing by mouth. It is very sizable though! I was actually surprised how big it ends up being. Below is a photo of it inflated, and then one of it deflated and my crapass attempt to neatly roll it. (Can you tell I suck at putting away things like sleeping bags and air mattresses?)

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Inflated, it takes up about 3/4 of a twin bed.

The construction of this is a cover that zippers over the inflatable portion. This cover is supposedly washable but we didn’t try that yet. It’s basically the same material as your average air mattress, with velvet flocking on the outside and the rest is…..I dunno. But it’s very waterproof. And sturdy. Due to the pain-in-the-assness of inflating this, we simply did our best to stash it in a closet or a corner without deflating it.

This isn’t something I would use at home now that I know I’m getting a proper Liberator brand wedge.  The cost and travel-ability aspects were my reasons for wanting to try this, and to me neither make it a worthwhile buy. Is this perhaps because I am larger? I don’t know. It is entirely possible that a thinner gal wouldn’t have the feeling of floating precariously as I did.

Who would like this? Well since the cover is washable AND waterproof (meaning if you gush or there’s just a lot of liquids around) it won’t get saturated quickly and can last the night longer in that respect. If you’re traveling away somewhere, particularly with plane travel involved, this is more easily transportable for most people than a large foam triangle. This is pretty much a “I know we’re having sex tonight and lots of it!” item. It isn’t something you decide to use spur-of-the-moment.

Thanks to Pinkcherry.com for letting me review this!