Congratulations Pleasurists!

4 11 2010

I’ve been a big fan of Pleasurists – the weekly round up of adult products and sex toy reviews – since it launched and am amazed that it is celebrating it’s 100th edition. When I am short on time, which I has been a lot lately, Pleasurists is on the top of my reading list to see what’s new.

Scarlet Lotus has done an expert job of corralling wild cats every week to provide a veritable compendium of opinion on the latest, but not always greatest, sex toys. I’m pleased to have had my reviews of Sinvention’s sinfully soft leather collar and cuffs and LELO INA featured as editors picks in the past. (You should go check them out.)

To celebrate their 100th edition, Pleasurists has wonderful selection of toys available to be won. You can win more than one thing, so, I’m entering to win a Crystal Delights Plug (Blue) from Virtually Adult because, lately, I am adoring plugs. I’m also entering to win a Fleshlight of my choice from PinkCherry because I’d like to give my man something new to try.

Now you should enter too. Here’s the scoop:

Guidelines

  • In order to count all entries must be made by November 17th @ 11:59pm Pacific Time.
  • Winners will be picked through random number generator which means it’s possible to win more than one item. The more ways you enter the better your chances are.
  • All winners must write a review of the product you win. Please do not let this stop you from entering, if you do not have a blog suitable for this I will happily host your review on my review blog.

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LELO INSIGNIA Line Launches

29 10 2010

Last week, LELO announced that they were launching their new line of luxury waterproof “pleasure objects” called INSIGNIA. These products look so beautiful, they are luring me out of hiatus!

I am very fortunate to have been selected to review the new SORAYA dual action waterproof silicone vibrator. I received it today – it’s black and it is gorgeous. I won’t give any more details for now; I’ll save that for the actual review.

But first I have to solve a little challenge with the charger.

In the meantime, Have a look at these beauties and the press release announcement.

LELO TO LAUNCH INSIGNIA
WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLEASURE OBJECTS, COMPLETELY WATERPROOF
& EXQUISITELY DESIGNED FOR THE MOST INTIMATE FEELINGS OF LUXURY

STOCKHOLM – OCTOBER 22, 2010: LELO, the world’s leading designer brand of intimate lifestyle products, proudly unveils INSIGNIA – its newest, most strikingly designed and expertly engineered line of Pleasure Objects to date. Also of note, this is LELO’s first line of completely waterproof products, which adds further versatility in enjoyment. INSIGNIA will be available to buy online and in retail stores worldwide from the end of October onwards

Insignia

If you have any questions at all regarding these products please send an email to pr@lelo.com or call your nearest LELO office directly. To download a printable PDF of this Press Release please click here.

All of the new INSIGNIA Pleasure Objects feature graceful and sculptural curves, a “cut-out” handle, the LELO signature 3-button interface and a striking platinum-gold ABS core. Each piece offers LELO’s trademark functionality by delivering more varied pleasures with intelligent, intuitive electronic design.

Alia is a playful external massager whose gorgeous simplicity inspires a host of intimate possibilities. Isla is an elegant mid-size vibrator whose flowing silhouette is contoured to the internal female form. Soraya is the world’s most beautiful dual-action vibrator, offering multiple pleasures in a sleek and seductive package. Made from the smoothest body-safe silicone, Alia and Isla have six varying vibration patterns, while Soraya boasts eight distinct modes with independent motors in each of her pleasure points.

As the first completely waterproof LELO Pleasure Objects, the INSIGNIA line allows for heightened versatility and easy-cleaning, while the lockable interface ensures the most discreet transportation at all times. Each INSIGNIA product comes in two core colors – black and deep rose – while additional color options have been included for every design: Alia comes in pink, Isla in turquoise green and Soraya in cerise. As you would expect from LELO, the INSIGNIA Pleasure Objects arrive in an elegant gift box, including a country-specific charger, satin storage pouch, INSIGNIA brooch and full 1-year LELO warranty.

RRP:
Alia: EUR 89 / USD 119 / GBP 74 / SEK 849 / RMB 780 / AUD 149
Isla: EUR 119 / USD 159 / GBP 99 / SEK 1099 / RMB 1080 / AUD 199
Soraya: EUR 159 / USD 199 / GBP 129 / SEK 1499 / RMB 1480 / AUD 269





LELO INA Follow Up

14 05 2010

, You may recall in my review of the LELO INA (remember the one where I dressed up in a bunny suit?) that I’d had some issues with the silicone sheath coming away from the plastic handle and exposing the inner workings of the vibrator to the elements.

Here’s my update, which you can also read on my other review on Eden Fantasys:

After following up with LELO and sending them pictures of what had happened to the silicone, they quickly, and without question, replaced my unit. There is absolutely no movement of the silicone from the plastic handle on the replacement. So, I’m satisfied that it was just a one-off quality problem and I’m very happy with the service that LELO gave me in having it replaced.

As for the performance, I’m still very satisfied with it. Lately, I haven’t been using toys much, and the time away from them has made me more sensitive. This means that when I tested INA again for this follow up, it pushed me over the edge in under a minute. Um…that’s fast. So, extra marks for giving me insta-orgasms. If you’re someone who wants to make a long afternoon of a session with your favorite toy, then, even at it’s mildest setting, INA might be too intense for you.

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G-spot and clitoral vibrator by LELO
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Pleasurists #64

10 02 2010

Thanks to Editrix Scarlett Lotus St. Syr for making my LELO INA review the Pleasurists #64 Editor’s Pick.

by Jen Dixon via modelmayhem

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Editor’s Pick

  • LELO Ina by Raven Quince
  • Yes! Yes! Yes! Do it again! Mmmmmm! Wow. Thank you, baby.

    INA has given me insta-orgasms. On my first try, despite not knowing how to work the controller and accidentally attempting to insert both parts of it into me, I fumbled my way to a gushing orgasm in just a few quick minutes. The second trial included my husband’s cock and a butt plug – I came strongly and in no time flat. INA my new best friend.

    Note: Possibly the most adorable LELO review ever! Who doesn’t love to see photos of the reviewer in a bunny suit to celebrate LELO’s awesome rabbit vibe! Seriously, go look at the pictures and read it.

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Review: Hop to it INA!

6 02 2010

LELO INAI have always been slightly skeptical of the garish look and hefty appearance of the vibrator that Sex In The City brought to the mainstream and remained a rabbit virgin. But, if there is one company that could make me lust after a rabbit-type vibe, it’s LELO. This manufacturer of “pleasure objects” has come to be known for their quality materials, luxurious feel, and unique design. I was babbling incoherently thrilled when they selected me to receive one of their two new products to review – the dual-action INA.

Turn Ons:
There are two motors – one in the shaft and one in the clitoral nub – that are strong, deep and work together beautifully. INA is on the express train to becoming my favorite toy based on speed to climax alone.

Turn Offs:
INA is not made for thrusting and does not have much length. INA’s buttons, though different from other LELO products, are still much too easy to change by accident in mid-session.  The silicone separated from the plastic handle quite easily.

The O Factor:
Yes! Yes! Yes! Do it again! Mmmmmm! Wow. Thank you, baby.

INA has given me insta-orgasms. On my first try, despite not knowing how to work the controller and accidentally attempting to insert both parts of it into me, I fumbled my way to a gushing orgasm in just a few quick minutes. The second trial included my husband’s cock and a butt plug – I came strongly and in no time flat. INA my new best friend.

Size Matters:
Insertable length = 3 ½”
Total length = 7 ¾”
Diameter = 1 3/8”
Circumference = 4 ½”

The Ins and Outs:
The insertable shaft and clit stimulator parts of my INA are covered in gorgeous silky feeling orange silicone. (INA is also available in purple and lime green.) The shaft is not flexible and is quite unyielding, but it has a nice girth that gives me a full feeling with an upward curve to tickle my g-spot. If you’re looking for length, or if your g-spot is higher than average, the INA may fall short. It has the same insertable length as the GIGI – 3 ½” – though its circumference is ½” thicker.

The clitoral stimulator measures 7/8” in diameter and 2” long. It is flexible from its base allowing it to lift up and away to rest against your clit while the main shaft is inserted.  But, that doesn’t mean it works for all anatomies and it may miss its mark for some women.

INA takes a little fiddling with to get inserted. I need to lift up the clit part to get the shaft in. On my first solo mission, I wasn’t actually watching what I was doing and made the mistake of not manually lifting the clit nub. I just about got both parts inserted before realizing that the toy shouldn’t feel THAT big.

Because the clit stimulator is flexible, but not totally malleable (which is a good thing if you like pressure), thrusting with the INA is not really possible. I managed some shallow motion, but could never build up speed or depth without uncomfortably jamming the top appendage into my clit. If you need to thrust to achieve a g-spot orgasm, you would be better off with another toy (perhaps LELO’s new MONA, which is like INA without the clit stimulator.)

However, once you get everything in and positioned just so, the shaft was bulbous enough to stay in place for me while the vibrations did all the work (until my orgasm pushed it out). Adding a little rocking and twisting motion somewhat makes up for lack of thrusting. Now, speaking of vibrations, this is where INA shines.

Power Exchange:
There are two strong motors in INA – one in the shaft, one in the clit nub – that provide, deep rumbling vibrations when inserted. INA is quite quiet when pushed up against or into you. However, just held aloft, the clit vibrator is quite rattle-y and loud.

The buttons have chLELO INAanged from the circle layout of other LELO models: there are up/down arrows to change modes and +/- buttons to control strength. For me, though, it is still too easy to accidentally change modes or strength while in use. There is almost nothing worse than getting your groove on and having a slip of a finger change your experience abruptly.

“Oops! Damn, I moved my hand. Did I push the Up or Down button? No, not that one. What about this? OK, but why isn’t it as strong as before. I managed to change the intensity too?!? + + + + OK…now, where was I? Right. Getting off. Mental note: don’t shift your hand over the buttons when moving the vibe around. Mmmmm. Oh, damn….”

This was one of my complaints when I got GIGI. The placement of the buttons and the fact that there really isn’t anywhere else to hold the vibe just makes it a bit hair-trigger for me. I really wish that LELO would allow you to lock in a setting in the ON position. However, you can lock it in the OFF position for traveling by pressing all four buttons simultaneously.

Vibration type:
Ranges from deep and rumbly to buzzy at times. I did not get numb.

Strength intensity:
From barely there to strong (and thankfully the annoying motor whine that is present in GIGI on the low settings is not present in INA.)

Bonus feature:
The shaft vibrations have the ability to climb in what feels like frequency, yet at a constant strength level. Remember your musical scales? Do – Re – Mi – Fa – So – La – Ti – Do? Do you hear the notes in your head? You don’t need to sing louder as you go, but the tone changes in frequency. The vibrations in the shaft can feel like they’re climbing scales without getting stronger or weaker.

Modes:
There are 8 different pattern modes:

  1. steady shaft & clit nub
  2. steady shaft
  3. steady clit nub
  4. single quick 1-second pulse alternating between the two motors
  5. synchronized 1-second single pulse in both motors at same time
  6. 2 second rolling pattern: shaft pulses 5 times in quick succession, like climbing a musical scale: do-re-mi-fa-so; then finishes with a 1 second sustained low buzz in the clit nub
  7. 2 second rolling pattern: long low buzz on clit nub switching to a the shaft in a rolling pattern
  8. random pulses of varying frequencies from both motors; it’s like modern jazz in your hooch

Numbers 6 and 7 were definitely my favorites.

Like all LELO toys, INA is rechargeable. Simply lift the silicone tab on the bottom of the handle and connect the charger into a power outlet. Two hours of charging will give you four hours of use. The lights under the buttons pulse when charging and go steady when fully charged.

If you have other LELO toys be careful; their chargers are not necessarily interchangeable. I have three LELO products: the GIGI and BO’s chargers are identical with a 5.0V output. INA’s charger has a 6.0V output. If I charged GIGI or BO with INA’s charger, I could do some damage to the toys’ motors. It would be great if all models used the same voltage so that I could just leave one dedicated LELO charger plugged in. If LELO had one standard charger, they could offer repeat customers savings to ship without a charger. That’s a good thing from an eco standpoint too.

Care and Feeding:
The shaft and clit stimulator are covered in smooth medical-grade silicone and the handle is made of  body-safe PC-ABS (polycarbonate ABS ) and PP (polypropylene), a.k.a. plastic. Clean INA with an antibacterial soap or 10% bleach solution, being careful to not get water in the buttons and charging port as they are not watertight. Just wipe the handle down using a damp  cloth. If you do manage to get water in the charging port, let the toy to dry fully before turning it on.

Only use water-based lubes as silicone lubes react badly with silicone toys, making them tacky to the touch.

LELO offers a 1-year warranty on workmanship or materials. Their 10-year quality guarantee, gives you a 50% discount on your next purchase from their web shop, after the first year warranty expires.

Caution:
While cleaning INA and pulling on the flexible clit part, I moved the arm sideways and the orange silicone buckled and pulled away from the plastic handle. I don’t know if the seal became loose at the time of cleaning, during use from the part bending against me, or if it’s supposed to be a loose fit to accommodate the flexibility of the material.

I was able to easily pop the edge of the silicone back into place, but I found that the entire silicone covering had shifted a little, leaving a not-quite-gapless joint. I gently slid my hand down the shaft and just that was enough to pull the length of silicone more securely into the handle.

Being a squirter, it makes me a bit uncomfortable that there was no seal between these two parts. I feel that I need to be extra cautious to make sure no moisture gets under the edge of the silicone lest it comes in contact with the clit nub motor. So be aware that you should go easy on bending or tugging the clit arm sideways too much.

(I’ve forwarded the description of the issue to LELO for them to determine if this is a faulty unit, a design flaw, or if it’s supposed to be that yielding. My email is being sent to their engineers for feedback. I’ll post a follow-up when I get an answer.) (Follow up post is here.)

Pack it Out:
I don’t quite understand why other reviewers wax poetically about the fabulous packaging that some toys have. Sure, I can appreciate good package design, but perhaps I’m just a tad pragmatic in my approach. Personally, I don’t like storing my toys in the boxes they came in because they take up too much room (and shout at visitors, “Hey, look over here and ask what I am!”) and boxes are not always easy to get into while in the throes of pleasure.

But, for the benefit of those wanting a description: LELO is known for luxurious packaging. New to the INA is a black and white lined satin drawstring bag that I DO use. LELO’s signature black gift box is made of thick cardboard and comes encased in a thinner white display box that features a photo of the toy in the color that it contains. One of the reasons that people kept the black box was the recessed form that cradled the toy, echoing its shape. With INA, this inner form is gone, replaced with a clear plastic clam shell surrounded by black card.

LELO INAAt first I thought the clam shell was supposed to be for hanging, because it had a loop. I thought that it was a silly move for LELO to make, as the clam shell display pack sits inside two other boxes and stores weren’t likely to display it this way. Also, the luxury price point doesn’t say “hanging clam shell” to me.

Comparing it to the recessed cradle of GIGI, my husband came up with the answer. It’s so that customers can actually take INA out of it’s black box to feel its heft and experience the shape before they make the considerable purchase. The loop on the shell is for easier extraction from the box, not hanging. Looking at the GIGI box, it would be impossible in the store to get a clear idea of weight or the feeling of it in your hand. So, from a customer experience perspective, the change in packaging is a good thing. But, if you were hoping to use your black box for storage once you got it home, it’s just not as functional as other LELO boxes might be.

Last Word:
Admittedly, it’s pricey. You could get three mid-priced vibrators for the cost of one INA. But despite my issue with the silicone coming loose, LELO’s reputation for quality, it’s warranty, the materials used and the fact that it’s rechargeable, are all great reasons to get one. Ultimately, though, it’s the performance of the motors combined with some amazing stimulation modes that gave me brain-melting orgasms. If INA fits your anatomy, and you don’t need thrusting to achieve an orgasm, then this latest LELO creation might just become your new BFF.

Disclosure: I received this product at no cost for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are my own and are honest. They are offered without influence from the supplier. This review may contain affiliate links where I may earn commission based on click throughs and/or sales.

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G-spot and clitoral vibrator by LELO
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LELO INA is my first review for Eden Fantasys.





Where Are All The Male Toy Reviewers?

7 09 2009

This week I added a new category to my blogroll. Toy With Me! is for bloggers who are primarily (not necessarily exclusively) sex toy reviewers.

While researching review blogs, I discovered that there are hardly any men reviewing toys. With all the new male toys on the market these days, and the increase in the ones from quality manufacturers like LELO, Tantus, Aneros and Tenga, I wondered, what gives? So I posed this question a few nights ago on Twitter:

I know of only one man (@namelesschaos) doing sex toy reviews. Any oher fellas out there doing them with regularity?

The discussions  it sparked were fascinating. Below, I’ve posted four distinct redacted conversations between myself and a terrific cross section of kinky Twitter. (Please forgive me if I applied a description to you that doesn’t fit your own. Feel free to correct me in the comments.)

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is the lack of male reviewers because  men just aren’t into toys as much as women? Do straight men feel that their toys have no place in couples play? Or are they just not interested enough in toys to bother writing about them?

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RavenQuince I know of only one man (@namelesschaos) doing sex toy reviews. Any oher fellas out there doing them with regularity?

@docstrange @koruptid @SweetSpiced @OnxStSyr

docstrange @RavenQuince we like women ;P. Toys just can’t compare.

RavenQuince @docstrange Well, there are just so many male toys on the market now, I’m surprised there aren’t more male reviewers.

docstrange @RavenQuince such as?

RavenQuince @docstrange Aneros line, Tantus, Fleshlight, Tenga sleeves.+cock rings, cock locks, condoms, lube etc. SO much to be said from a male view

docstrange @RavenQuince I find the fleshlight to be downright creepy. I’m not the target market, lol.

RavenQuince @docstrange Yes, well, I think Real Dolls are creepy. What about prostate toys? Or, say, a vibrating cock ring – like Lelo Bo?

docstrange @RavenQuince the quality of materials on those seems decent.

RavenQuince @docstrange Are you referring to Real Dolls? Which materials?

docstrange @RavenQuince true, real dolls are creepy, but that represents maybe a couple of thousand units they’ve sold?

docstrange @RavenQuince sorry, I mean the lelo seems decent.

koruptid @ravenquince @docstrange mmm, nice conversation to see on twitter after a some good sex and bondage

RavenQuince @koruptid Do you know of any male sex toy reviewers? I’m curious about why there are so few considering all the new male toys out now.

docstrange @koruptid I told her it is because we like ladies, lol.

RavenQuince @docstrange Do you use toys for your own pleasure? Lelo is certainly excellent quality. As is Tantus and Aneros

koruptid @ravenquince can’t say I’ve met any… (hopes some toy companies are listening) test subject ahoy!

koruptid @ravenquince hm, personally i don’t have too much need… more partner oriented. Though, blatant curiosity could drive me

docstrange @RavenQuince no, they don’t interest me at all to be honest. Aside from lubes and warming fluids.

docstrange @koruptid I like that term, ‘partner oriented’

koruptid @docstrange is it just me or are most male sex toys oriented towards guy who are partnerless?

RavenQuince @koruptid @docstrange I’m fascinated that there’s no interest in sex toys for men (well from you two, anyway). Enhance couple sex+intimacy?

koruptid @docstrange nice way of saying that I prefer it when they cum first, multiple times, and often.

koruptid @ravenquince oh, I love using any toy to enhance her pleasure… I just don’t have any functional need to increase mine.

SweetSpiced @RavenQuince @docstrange you know, I wonder how many guys feel like that. And is it a case of tried and didn’t like, or just not tried.

RavenQuince @koruptid @docstrange Um, you can use a prostate stimulator with your partner. Cock ring too. Paddle/flogger/crop..

koruptid @ravenquince though, you could argue that the rope was entirely for me… in which case you could say that I do

docstrange @RavenQuince sure, with womens toys. 🙂

koruptid @ravenquince cock ring, check. double with vibe, check. I think the main point is, nothing specifically for me and me alone.

docstrange @SweetSpiced I don’t know, the fleshlight seems to be selling though it is a drop in the bucket compared to womens toy market.

RavenQuince @SweetSpiced Is it a control thing? To have a toy used on you requires giving yourself over. Possibly some men would rather not go there.

SweetSpiced @docstrange But like @RavenQuince said, there are so many other options. Do most guys only want the basic hole to fill? hope I don’t offend

SweetSpiced @RavenQuince Or – ego? I don’t need a toy to get off?

RavenQuince @SweetSpiced Not ego. I just don’t think that (most straight) men are conditioned to consider it an option when with a woman.

docstrange @SweetSpiced more work than they are worth. It’s sex, not a camping trip, lol

docstrange @RavenQuince you give control when you receive oral sex, men seem to be generally ok with that

RavenQuince @docstrange You’ve got a point about oral sex. You do give up some control there (And oh boy, do I like taking it then!)

SweetSpiced @docstrange But – the different sensations might prove even better – or just different

OnxStSyr @SweetSpiced and @docstrange I think there’s a far greater social stigma attached to sex toys for males which might explain much of it

docstrange @OnxStSyr can you imagine a guy posting that ‘toy x’ is better than a woman? I can’t.

OnxStSyr @docstrangethese days it’s almost expected a woman will have at least one toy, but if a man has a pocket pussy he’s a perverte loser

OnxStSyr Speaking of male sex toys, I really need to crank some reviews out

SweetSpiced @docstrange But – the different sensations might prove even better – or just different

docstrange @SweetSpiced possible, but you have to wonder why men use phone sex far more than women, and vice versa with toys.

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RavenQuince I know of only one man (@namelesschaos) doing sex toy reviews. Any oher fellas out there doing them with regularity?

@sylvanus @mydesire

sylvanus @RavenQuince none i would recommend

RavenQuince @sylvanus Well, of course I know that you’ve done some reviews. But, it’s not something that you emphasize.

sylvanus @RavenQuince are there that many male toys?

RavenQuince @sylvanus There are more and more every day. Compare to a few years ago. There are LOTS more. And good quality.

sylvanus @RavenQuince there just isn’t a lot of variety. Masturbation sleeves…prostate plugs

RavenQuince @sylvanus That much I’ll give you. Cock rings. Cock locks. Why are there no nipple toys geared to men?

sylvanus @RavenQuince toys are generally reserved for lonely people. Couples using them is actually abnormal.

RavenQuince @sylvanus Abnormal? Perhaps, atypical. They’re really that unusual in couples? I wouldn’t have thought so. Wish @freddyandeddy could comment.

sylvanus @RavenQuince i was the first man to use a toy and tongue on @mydesire

mydesire @RavenQuince it’s not very normal at all for couples to use toys. Otherwise @freddyandeddy wouldn’t need to educate.

mydesire @RavenQuince in fact when we tell people we are kinky they follow up with “oh yeah? Do you use toys?”

RavenQuince @mydesire Wow. I truly had no clue that it was not more mainstream. How dull for the rest of the population! (counting blessings AGAIN!)

mydesire @RavenQuince everyone I have ever talked to not in the blogger circuit has no idea what’s out there and are stunned when I talk about it.

mydesire @RavenQuince while I was manning the store for @freddyandeddy, most people who walked in there were coming in for the 1st time.

mydesire @RavenQuince many women buying their first toy at the age of 50. We are a lucky crowd indeed and have much knowledge to spread 🙂

mydesire @RavenQuince Spartacus makes very neutral packaging. At least the clamps I got were.

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RavenQuince I know of only one man (@namelesschaos) doing sex toy reviews. Any oher fellas out there doing them with regularity?

@MetisBlack

MetisBlack @RavenQuince we were approached by another. I’ll find his name later

MetisBlack @RavenQuince It’s Avery Dragon http://averydragon.blogspot.com/

RavenQuince@MetisBlack Thank you. I’ll check it out. As a manufacturer, do you wish there were more male reviewers? They seem to be tiny in number.

MetisBlack @RavenQuince of course but you have to realize you bloggers are really the first wave of grass roots reviews. Your pretty darn new

RavenQuince @MetisBlack For myself, I’m new to this scene since Jan. So for me, it already seems really well established. Hadn’t thought of it as new.

MetisBlack @RavenQuince 2 years old… so it’s all virgin territory. Before Babeland had reveiws by employees and GV had articles but really it’s new

RavenQuince @MetisBlack Well, in the big picture, 2 years is very new. To a newbie like me, I wonder if there’s room for more. I see a need for men, tho

MetisBlack @RavenQuince I first read reviews of Vixen by Anne Semens who was hired by Vixen then to write about them. That was when we were 3

MetisBlack @RavenQuince It will be interesting to see who continues after college and who makes it a job like mommy bloggers

MetisBlack @RavenQuince @sylvanus There are quite a lot of nipple clamps geared towards men. Both Spartacus and M2M do complete lines. Mostly gay.

MetisBlack @RavenQuince @sylvanus I don’t think your atypical I think that your totally the typical and no one is talking about it.

RavenQuince @MetisBlack I wonder how neutral packaging for clamps would go over. Take out the only for women and gays stigma, if you get my drift.

MetisBlack @RavenQuince @sylvanus also male nipples and female nipples differ on size- both companies gear made for men

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RavenQuince I know of only one man (@namelesschaos) doing sex toy reviews. Any oher fellas out there doing them with regularity?

@MissKissThis

MissKissThis @RavenQuince Also, I think part of the reason for the lack of male reviewers has to do with how woman tend to research more, leading to..

MissKissThis @RavenQuince …them finding sex toy reviews and becomming involved. Not sure if men tend to research sex toys as much as women.

RavenQuince @MissKissThis They seem to have a different attitude towards them, for sure.

RavenQuince @MissKissThis Not sure of your orientation, but have you ever used a male toy with partner? (Plug, cock ring, sleeve, etc.) Good/not good?

MissKissThis @RavenQuince I used couples toys long before I ever used a sex toy solo, but I’m not sure how common that is.

MissKissThis @RavenQuince Plugs and sleeves get a lot of use in this house! The only cock ring we use often is a simple stainless steel band.

RavenQuince @MissKissThis I’m curious, do you use the sleeve in couples play?

MissKissThis @RavenQuince Sometimes, mostly just as a quasi-handjob. Fleshlights and sleeves are much more fun to me than lubey, sore hands.

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Interestingly, this discussion revealed that @mydesire @MetisBlack and myself all had our first vibrators when we were 17 or 18 years  old. In all of our cases they were acquired for the purpose of of using them with our boyfriends. Did this early exploration of toys and couple play set the stage for being open sexual beings in adulthood? Or was it a byproduct of already embracing acceptance of our sexuality that would then lead us to being open?

Lastly, please to let me know if you know of any men who are primarily sex toy reviewers, regardless of their sexual orientation.





Give Me Fever Contest

10 05 2009

In my ongoing quest to add new toys to my meager collection, I’m entering another contest by SexToys.com (they seem to offer more contests than most.)

  • What I’m really interested in is the Festish Fantasies package: sex swing, bed restrains and the Tantus Ryder all have the makings of a wickedly good time.
  • Though, I’m sure that I could be inventive with the Rock Chick and the Don Wand Plug from the Couples Fun pirze pack.
  • Still, I can’t ever see spending $100 for a “Clit Caresser” which essentially is ornate jewelery for your clit. I mean, if I won it, sure, I’d give it a try, but forgive me if I’m skeptical about the results.

Want to try your luck too? Here’s how:

Sextoy.com’s “Give me Fever”— Sex Toys Giveaway Contest!

Spring is finally upon us, the time when lovers get frisky and people’s minds turn to sex! To help get you motivated and to celebrate May as Masturbation Month, Sextoy.com is partnering with the Pleasurists.com for the “Give me Fever”— Sex Toys Giveaway Contest with $500 in prize package swag giveaways!

The Prize Packages!

1st Prize- Fetish Fantasies- Value $220

2nd Prize- Sexy Girl Bling- Value $145

3rd Prize- Couples Fun- $110

The Rules!

  • You must 18+ to enter.
  • You must be willing to provide your mailing address if you win so Sextoy.com can send you your sexy swag prizes.
  • To enter simply repost this contest (complete guidelines) any time between May 1st and May 25th on your blog or a forum or elsewhere where you have permission (no spamming and post cannot be in comments sections of blogs) and email submission AT pleasurists.com with a link to the repost.
  • If you have a preference for which prize you would like to be sent feel free to include that with your post or in the email with your repost link, we will take it into consideration when choosing the winners (though there’s no guarantee). Listing First, Second, and Third choice of prize package would be helpful!
  • Submissions must be posted on or between May 1st and May 30th to qualify
  • You must email your submission to submission AT pleasurists.com by May 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Winners will be chosen by random number generator, numbered by the order in which the emails are received. Each winner will be given their first choice prize if possible, or second or third if not. Winners will be announced on May 31st!

That’s it! Get to re-posting!