Product Review – Lelo Sona

I quickly became a huge fan of the Womanizer. In fact, I rarely ever use my regular vibrators anymore, just because I get such better feelings from it. That is why I was eager to try the Lelo Sona offered to me by Good Vibes. I received this toy for free in exchange for my honest review.

The Packaging

The Lelo Sona comes in a black display box. With it comes a USB charging cord, quick guide, One year warranty card, and black satin bag.

The Toy

The Lelo Sona does not use vibrations, but instead “sonic waves and pulses” to stimulate the entire clitoris, not just the external part. Unfortunately the head is one size, so it is not detachable. That was not a problem for me, but I can imagine it might be a problem for women with more prominent clitorises.

I got the pink version of Sona, but it is also available in Cerise (a darker pink), and black. There are eight settings, and eight speeds. As usual, my favorite setting is the steady one, but unlike most toys, I can rarely stand to have it on the highest speed. I did have fun changing the speeds and hearing a very musical “Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do.” To turn on/off and change speeds, press the (+/-). To cycle through patterns and settings press the middle “()” button. You can set and unset the travel lock by holding and pressing the (+) and (-) buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.

The Lelo Sona is 100% waterproof and made from silicone and PVC plastic. The button placement is fairly intuitive and it is easy to hold, though I wish there was less of a curve at the “handle.” Two hours of charging offers one hour of playtime, depending on speed and setting used. Another thing I love about Sona is how quiet it is. As much as I love using my toys, I still feel awkward if I can hear it too loudly.

Overall

Overall, I loved the Sona. I think it is my favorite Lelo product that I have owned in a while. I was impressed that the power definitely got a boost compared to previous toys. I loved that Sona is quiet and waterproof, making it easy to clean and use. Thank you Good Vibes for letting me review this toy!

Product Review – Liberator Fascinator Throe

I have always been a squirter, but I tend to try to control it because I don’t like sleeping in my wet spot. Towels never helped to contain the mess, so I always longed for something waterproof to put down. That is why I was excited to review the Liberator Fascinator Throe for Betty’s Toy Box.

The Throe comes in many different colors, but I got the “Merlot” shade. It is 72″ x 54″, so it fits perfectly on my full size bed. One side is satin, the other side a soft, velvety microfiber. In between the two sides is a waterproof material, preventing any leaks from crossing one side or the other. Cleaning is made easy, as it is machine washable in cold water, separately or with dark colors and tumble dry low.

I made lots of use out of the Throe when I got it, and I plan to continue to do so for many years to come. (So many puns with that last sentence). When I first got it, my boyfriend and I put it to use immediately. We tried both sides, and found that having it velvet side down, satin side up to prevent slipping. The microfiber grabs onto surfaces better, whereas the satin made us go slipping and sliding when it was facing down.

At one point we used it as a blanket as we cuddled naked watching a movie. It was warm, using the microfiber side facing us. The only thing we noticed that was a little distracting was the loud crinkly sound it makes when being moved around a lot. It really didn’t bother us that much though.

Overall, the Liberator Fascinator Throe is a great investment. It is soft, durable, easy clean, and keeps other surface clean, and it blends in well with other blankets for when discretion is necessary. Thank you so much to Betty’s Toy Box for letting me review one! It will definitely be used all of the time.

Product Reviews – Aria Hue G, Naughty Candy Heart Butt Plug, and Noje Mini Wand Attachments

I am always searching for new G-Spot vibrators as that is one of my favorite ways to be stimulated, so I did not hesitate when I got offered the Aria Hue G by Peepshow Toys. I received this toy for free in exchange for my honest review. I was also given the Candy Hearts butt plug, and some attachment pieces to my Noje Mini Wand that I reviewed here.

Aria Hue G by Blush Novelties

The Aria Hue G by Blush Novelties comes in a standard cardboard and plastic box in a variety of bright colors. I got the neon green one, but there is also a pink, purple, and  orange color available. I found the size to be perfect, not too big and not too small with an insertable length of 5 inches and 1.39 inches wide. It hit my G-Spot easily.

The Aria Hue G does require 2 AAA batteries, which I was a tad annoyed about, but quickly got over it when I felt how rumbly this vibrator is, considering. There are 5 steady speeds and 5 patterned vibrations to the Aria Hue G. To operate, there is a single button to cycle through the speeds and patterns. It is squishy and waterproof, which is a huge bonus.

I found Aria to be a good toy, even though it requires batteries, something I have not needed in years, as most everything I won now is rechargeable. Aria is quiet, and would be difficult to hear from another room. Overall, Aria is a good toy and I will definitely keep her around for future play.

Naughty Candy Hearts Butt Plug

I found this plug hard to resist  when I saw it up for review. I have always been a sucker for those cute candy hearts that you see at Valentine’s day, so I thought it was even better to have one all year round. Personally, I am new and fairly inexperienced to butt play, so I thought it was even better that I get a chance to review this toy. The one I got says “Be Mine,” but there are two others to choose from, “Do Me Now” and “Spank Me.”

The plug itself is a good size for beginners. It is only 3.25 inches insertable, and 1.42 inches around. It is made from body safe silicone, so be sure to use only water based lube. The silicone is silky smooth, making sliding very easy. That said, it does not stay in as easily.

Maybe I did something wrong, was in the wrong position, or it needs to be used with a partner, but I could not get it to stay in. My guess, if I did everything right, is that the base is not long enough, making it harder for the rim to hold onto the plug.

I still find it a cute novelty item, and hopefully I will get the chance to do some better testing (with a partner perhaps)?

Noje Mini Wand Attachments

I got sent the attachments to the review item I reviewed in July of this year. I enjoyed the mini wand and was excited to try the attachments. They are made of smooth silicone, so they are easily cleaned and sterilized.

There are two attachments, both with dual purposes. The forked like attachment is called the “hugger,” meant to hug the the nipple or clitoris. My favorite attachment was the one with the flat edge and the “button.”

The flat edge acts as kind of a tease/tickler. It was definitely a different sensation. It was not long before I was using the other side of the attachment that gave very pinpoint stimulation. Overall, these are great attachments to such a good mini wand. I will definitely be keeping these within east reach when using my mini wand.

Thank you so much Peepshow Toys for the chance to review these toys!

 

Product Review – Je Joue Bullet and Wicked Aqua Lube

Bullets have always been one of my favorite toys, ever since I started masturbating. I love bullets the most because they tend to have the most pinpoint and rumbly vibrations. That is why I was eager to try the new Je Joue Classic Bullet, one of the three new designs by Je Joue. They also have a G-Spot bullet and a rabbit ear style. I was sent the Classic Bulllet and Wicked Aqua lube free in exchange for my honest review from Betty’s Toy Box.

Je Joue Classic Bullet

The Je Joue Classic Bullet did not disappoint. It felt just like Mimi, only more pinpoint. I (and my boyfriend) found it very easy to hold and direct where it was desired. There are three buttons to work the bullet; (+)/(-) for speed increases/decreases, and (O) for power on/off and patterns. There are five steady speeds and 7 patterns.

Like most all toys that I own, I tend to ignore the patterns and go straight for the highest speed. Some bullets tend to switch from rumbly to buzzy when at the highest speed, but the Classic Bullet did not; It stayed rumbly all through my use of it. I would definitely say that it is comparable to my beloved Tango. One thing that makes it better than Tango though? The battery life. One hour of charging gets you about an hour and a half of play, depending on the settings you use. To charge, just flip the cover at the  base and insert the USB cord. All of the bullets are waterproof.

The Bullet(s) come with a user manual and USB charging cord in a very pretty maroon feather designed box. However, the Classic Bullet also comes with a finger sleeve. The sleeve is supposed to give a hands-free feel, but I found it hindered the direct stimulation that I require. The bullets and the sleeve are made of medical grade silicone, so it is recommended to use a water based lube with these toys.

Wicked Aqua Lube

I will fully admit that I have never really felt that I needed extra lube. I never had a problem with personal lubrication, but I have plenty of toys that feel better with lube. That is why I was happy to add a lubricant to my review of the above bullet. I chose the Wicked Aqua, a water based lube by Wicked.

The lube is paraben free, glycerin free, and fragrance free. Even though it is water based, I found the lube thick and easy to reactivate with water. It is not sticky, and it leaves a clean and silky soft feel on the skin. I also kind of  really love that it comes in a pump/squirt bottle rather than a screw or pop cap of some sort, as the latter can get very messy. The bottle is 2 ounces, but a little bit goes a long way, especially since I consider the bottle fairly large nonetheless. There is also a 4 ounce option available.

Overall

Over all, I loved The Classic Bullet and Wicked Aqua. They worked especially well together. The bullet is quiet, strong, and rumbly. I would give it an easy 4 out of 5 stars, The lube is slick (as lube should be), is paraben free, and glycerin free. Thank you Betty’s Toy Box for such a lovely combination to review!

 

Product Review – We-Vibe Wish

I wanted the We-Vibe Wish from the first time I saw it. I had read the mixed reviews, but still wanted to form my own opinion of it. That is why I jumped at the chance to review one for Betty’s Toy Box. I received this toy free in exchange for my honest review.

The Packaging

The Wish comes in a pretty box with a matching color watercolor background. As with all We-Vibe toys, the Wish comes with a satin carrying pouch, charging cord, and instruction guide booklet.

The Toy

The Wish is a beautiful toy. It fits nicely in my hand and against my vulva (or anywhere else you want to lay it against). It is the prettiest shade of sky blue, waterproof, soft and squishy, and it had so much potential. I will try to refrain from making too many puns about the name.

The Wish is great in theory, as it has two motors, creating a “PowerPulse” technology. Unfortunately, the two motors just were not my cup of tea. Personally, I am not a fan of patterned vibrations. I like steady vibrations, usually on the highest speed available. The two motors and the PowerPulse pattern they create feel like a pattern more than just a steady vibration. The best way I can describe how patterns make me feel is “distracting.” The Wish is very distracting, as one motor will kind of skip if too much pressure is applied against the toy. The Wish charges via magnet, and an hour and a half charge will give up to 2 two hours of play.

There are 10 premade settings for the Wish, but using the app will enable you to create your own patterns. The Wish can be turned on by holding down the only button on the toy. To change vibration patterns, press the button again until you find one that you like. To turn it off, hold the button for a few seconds again. When you turn it back on, the toy will start at the setting it was turned off at.

The App

You can download the “We-Connect” app on your android or iPhone to control the toy via BlueTooth. I had been having trouble with the app, as it has been a bit buggy, but it seemed better this time around. With the app, you can manually choose your patterns, make your own, and even connect via Wi-Fi to a partner that has the app. Your partner can then control the toy, making their own patterns or using the pre-made ones. There is also a video chat, voice chat, and text chat feature that feels cleaner than Skype.

Overall

Overall, this is a great toy if you like patterns. I personally do not like patterns in vibrators, so I am sad to say that it was not for me. I wish it was not so. The two motors make it sound like it has potential, but unfortunately they do not feel synced and become quite distracting. The Wish is fairly quiet, which is a big plus. I honestly do not want to give up on this toy just yet, and will definitely keep trying it. I will update this review if I can get it to work for me. It is a beautiful toy. Thank you Betty’s Toy Box for giving me the chance to try it. For now, I will give it 2 out of 5 stars.

 

Product Review – We-Vibe Bloom

I admit, I haven’t been good at remembering to do my kegels lately. When I do think about it, I do them. One reason I love kegel exercise toys is that they make me remember to do my kegels. I have only had one kegel toy from years ago, at least until the awesome people at Good Vibes sent me the We-Vibe Bloom free in exchange for my honest review.

The Packaging

Like all We-Vibe products, the Bloom comes with a satin drawstring pouch, USB charging cord, instruction booklet, a sample We-Vibe lube packet by Pjur, and the toy itself. The Bloom has three different weight attachments (10 g, 30 g, and 45 g), meant for gradual training of the kegel muscles.

The Product

The We-Vibe Bloom is waterproof and rechargeable. A full 90 minute charge can give up to 90 minutes of vibration. The Bloom features a low power light, meaning it will blink when it needs a charge, preventing (most) mid use deaths. The Bloom can connect via Blue Tooth to the We-Connect app. The Bloom is made of silicone, making it pthalate free. There is only one button, and it controls the power, speed, and settings. There are four speeds and 6 different vibration patterns. One of my favorite things about We-Vibe products is that if you turn the toy off at one setting, it turns back on on that same setting. I prefer this, as I tend to prefer only one setting on vibrators (steady and fast). It is easy to remove from inside with the help of the silicone retrieval cord. The weights are labeled as “1, 2, and 3,” making it easy to change weights.

The App

The app is great in theory, however lately I have been having connection issues. The connection problems have been happening with more than this toy though, so I think it needs a few bugs fixed. I found that I had to keep my phone next to the toy to keep the two connected, making it really hard for controlling via app. When functioning properly, the app can let you (or partner) control your toy. The app can change vibration modes, speeds, and pause/start vibration. Users of the app can create their own vibration settings. The app also features a text, voice, and video chat function to make communication with your partner easier.

Overall

Overall, I loved this toy, if not for the buggy app. While using, it was a great reminder to do my kegel exercises. Once fully inserted, I was able to go about my day while using the toy. I was disappointed by the fact that I was unable to fully test out the vibration features with the app. Every time I got the Bloom inside the app would disconnect from it. I used each weight for a week each. I will definitely continue using the We-Vibe Bloom, and hope that the app gets updated soon. Thank you so much Good Vibes for the chance to try this awesome toy.

Product Review – Noje W3 Mini Wand

I have a confession to make. I am not a huge fan of the original magic wand. It is just too buzzy and bulky for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love it on my sore muscles, but not so much for masturbation. It just always felt way too loud and so powerful it was buzzy rather than rumbly.. I hear the new rechargeable one is better, but I have yet to find out for myself. For the many reasons listed above, I was actually excited to try the Noje W3 Mini Wand by Blush Novelties. Peepshow Toys sent me this toy free in exchange for my honest review.

The Mini Wand truly is a mini wand. I was actually expecting it to be a bit bigger (then again, I didn’t look at the measurements when I saw it on the product page), but it actually was the perfect size. That said, the Mini Wand is only 5.25″ long and 1.25″ wide. It fits in the palm of my hand, and it surprised me again with how strong and rumbly the vibrations are. There are 5 steady speeds and 5 unique patterns. Patterns have never been my thing, as I prefer steady vibrations.

To turn on, hold the power button for 3 seconds. It will start on the lowest steady vibration. There is only one button, so keep pressing until you find the speed/setting you like. I personally don’t mind having only one button, as I tend to only like the highest steady vibration, but I know a lot of others might have an issue with it. Press the button again for 3 seconds to turn off the toy.

The Noje W3 Mini Wand is fully waterproof, quiet, powerful, and magnetic rechargeable. The body of the mini wand is made from plastic and the head has a removable silicone head. A full charge takes about an hour and a half, and that will give up to 1 hour of use, depending on what setting is being used. While charging, a white light will blink. Once charging is complete, the light will become steady.

Overall, I really enjoyed the Mini Wand. I found it very easy to hold while in use, however the head is a bit flexible. I found it most enjoyable to press the head against me to give added stimulation and pressure. Thank you Peepshow Toys for sending me this product! It will definitely see more use.

Product Review – We-Vibe Rave

I absolutely love G-Spot stimulation. That is why I was very excited to try the We-Vibe Rave from the awesome folks at Betty’s Toy Box. I received this toy free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. The Rave is a rechargeable vibrating G-Spot dildo that can be controlled via buttons on the toy and/or smartphone app called “We-Connect.” The app is neat because you can connect to a partner or control it yourself.

Packaging

The We-Vibe Rave comes with USB charging cord, satin drawstring pouch, instruction booklet, and a sample lube packet by Pjur. The Rave is unfortunately not waterproof, but it is Splash proof.

The App

Downloading the free “We-Connect” app will give both you and your partner control of the Rave. The app allows you to use the pre-programmed settings or make your own. There are also three different chat functions to allow you to communicate with your partner: text chat, video chat, and voice chat. The boyfriend and I had a blast playing with all the different app settings. The connection is pretty clear for all three chat settings. However I am not sure if it was a bug at the moment, or if it was something wrong with my Bluetooth connection, but I had to keep my phone right next to the Rave to stay in control during solo play. I preferred the app over the buttons on the toy to control because I found the toy hard to press to change settings. The downfall to the phone (at the time) was spotty Bluetooth connection and getting lube and other juices on my phone.

The Toy

The Rave is made with the always amazing We-Vibe vibrations. It gives off strong, deep, and rumbly vibes. It is quiet, and easily muffled by blankets and/or pillows. Unfortunately it did not hit my G-Spot the way I liked. It wasn’t uncomfortable, in fact the toy itself felt nice, but I just didn’t feel like my G-spot was stimulated. The Rave is 7.6″ long and its widest point is 1.22.” It is made from 100% silicone that is velvety smooth.

Overall

Overall, the Rave is a great toy. Unfortunately it just didn’t hit my G-Spot the way that it was designed. It is still a wonderful toy, and it will still be used for fun, especially if my relationship goes long distance (which is a huge possibility). My partner and I had a blast with the app and its many different features and settings, nonetheless. I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars. You can get your own at Betty’s Toy Box. Thank you Betty’s Toy Box!

Product Review – Club Vibe 3.Oh

I am always on a hunt for the perfect wireless vibrator and jumped at the chance to review the Club Vibe 3.Oh for Good Vibes. I received this item free in exchange for my honest review.

Packaging: The Club Vibe 3.Oh comes with a USB charging cord, a small black satin storage bag, a One-Size thong, and a rechargeable remote with a wireless vibrator. The satin bag has enough room to fit the vibrator, remote, and thong comfortably. Adding the charging cord will make for a very tight fit, but it will fit. The thong has a sewn in pouch that holds to vibrator.

The Toy: The Club Vibe is a wireless vibrator with 3 different ways to make vibrations. There are three different modes (Tease, Groove, and Club). Unlike some other wireless vibrators, there is a 20 minute window that the vibrator will stay on (waiting for the remote to tell it what to do). It takes about an hour and a half to charge the remote and toy (separately, as there is only one cord) and a full charge will last for about an hour of play.

To turn the toy on, start by pressing the single power button on the vibrator and holding for three seconds. It will give a small buzz and the power button will blink to indicate that it is on. Once on, press and hold the power button for 3 seconds on the remote. the vibrator will come to life. Press each again for 3 seconds to turn them off. The LED lights will shut off in both power buttons and the vibrator will give 3 short bursts of vibration to indicate being turned off.

The Modes

Tease – To activate Tease Mode, press the arrow button. The toy will vibrate as long as the button is being pressed. Hold the Tease button to keep a steady vibration. Let it go to make it come to a complete stop. You can see why this would be called tease mode.

Groove – The Groove Mode button is third button down, with the squiggles. There are 5 different vibration patterns, starting with a steady vibration. Press again to change vibration patterns.

Club – Lastly, the final button is the Club Mode, which is the button with the speaker Icon. Club Mode picks up on voice and other sounds (particularly music). I had a blast placing the remote next to my speakers while listening to music. There are three levels of sensitivity to club mode, and cycling through them will increase/decrease the sensitivity. There is an LED light in the power button that will brighten as the sensitivity level increases.

This toy was a lot of fun to try out. Although the vibrations are too weak for me to really be able to get off, it is definitely a fun new staple to date night. I love to hand the remote to the boyfriend and let him take control through out the date. It is fairly quiet, so it would be hard to notice unless it was going  while in a room filled with silence. Unfortunately, the thong was way too small for me, though it could certainly fit “most.”

Thank you Good Vibes for letting me try this toy!

Product Review – Quad Silicone Whip

The Quad Silicone Whip was one of those things that I saw and had to have. I had never heard of it until I saw it in a list of available toys to review. I had been curious about getting something for whipping and trying it out with the boyfriend, and also it had been a while since I got a new dildo. The Quad Silicone Whip is a two in one, with a dildo handled silicone whip. The perfect two in one. I received this toy free from Good Vibes in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

The Whipping End

The whip is made with four silicone strands with small weights at each end. With  a light stroke there is not much to feel, which is good for a beginner like me. For the more experienced, a harder stroke is ideal. However, one thing that we did notice was that the weights at the end needed to make contact to really leave a sting. The handle is very comfortable to hold. I love the feel of the soft silicone and the ridges make nice grips.

The Dildo End

The dildo is made of velvety soft silicone. There is not a whole lot of squish to it (though there is some) and it is not very flexible. There is a hint of a flared base, but I would not recommend this toy as anal safe due to the fact that there is such a small degree of flare (a lot less than toys that have a very prominent flared base).

All Together

From end to end, the Quad Silicone is 18 inches long. The insertable handle is 5 1/2 inches long, with the widest insertable diameter being 1 5/8 inches. Overall I feel like this is the perfect 2 in 1 toy. Thank you Good Vibes for letting me try this!