Domina Doll’s Green Sex Toy Month

11 04 2011

There seems to be a trend here as my last post was about green sex toys and a contest. So, here we go again. Check out this great contest from Domina Doll, reposted here for your guilt-free, self-pleasuring participation.

April is Green Sex Toy Month!

Sex Toy Contest Give Away

30 Toys for 30 Days

April is Officially Green Sex Toy Month!

In celebration of Earth Day (April 9th, 2011), I am declaring April as “Green Sex Toy Month” in order to build awareness about body-safe and environmentally friendly adult products.  It has been my mission at PopMyCherryReview.com to educate consumers about the potential dangers of sex toy materials and chemicals in personal care products, as well as champion sustainable sex toys, manufacturing and recycling practices by ethical manufacturers and retailers.

Eco-friendly Sex Toy Contest Give Away

Last March and April I reviewed all “green” adult products and this year I am doing it again, but even better!  For the entire month of April, we will be reviewing green sex toys and natural body-safe products for adults as well as giving away 1 “green” sex toy (or adult sexuality product) EVERYDAY this month!  That’s right you read correctly.  That’s 1 sex toy you could win, everyday for the month of April, so 30 prize packages to win, for 30 days, to 30 lucky WINNERS. Amazing right!  It sure is, and this promotion would not be possible without my truly wonderful SPONSORS, each of whom is giving away products for review and as PRIZES for the GIVEAWAYS.  Not only that, but many of the SPONSORS are also giving my readers COUPONS for a % OFF while shopping at their stores.  So stayed tuned to the CONTESTS each day for further details.

First of all, I’d like to thank all my gracious SPONSORS and then you can read more about the CONTEST below.

CONTEST SPONSORS (in no particular order)

Crystal Delights PinkCherry Blossom Organics
 

Pleasure Galaxie

EcoSex.ca  

Good Clean Love

Big Teaze Toys  

OhMiBod

 

Ophoria /Avelli Brands

 

SexToy.com

MonsieurDubois.net  

Adam&Eve

 

TabuToys

RubyGlass 21 PopMyCherryReview Shop

How to ENTER CONTEST!

To celebrate Green Sex Toy Month, we will also be giving away 1 Green Adult Product a Day for every day of the month of April (that’s 30 days!) to 30 lucky winners.  The products donated by my amazing SPONSORS above will include “green” eco-friendly sex toys, body-safe adult products and personal care products such as natural lubricants and sensuality products.  While you are encouraged to enter everyday and get extra entries (see below) only 1 prize will be given away to each winner. *Contest is only open to adults 18 years and older who are residents of the continental USA or Canada.  Unfortunately, we can’t accept contestants from Alabama because of their stupid NO sex toys law.

1.      There are going to be several ways you can enter each GIVEAWAY each DAY.  So, first I encourage you to ADD MY FEED for PMCR to you reader, so you will get the daily GIVEAWAY posts and remember to ENTER EACH CONTEST.

2.      If you have a BLOG you can post about Green Sex Toy Month and our Contest.  We encourage you to write posts about “green” and “body safe” adult sexuality products, and what you are doing to play a role to the “green” movement (sexually speaking or otherwise) to contribute to the cause.  You can also make a PLEDGE (below) which I will be compiling for “a Billion Acts of Green®”.  Then add a link to your blog post in the comments of this page and I will be posting a link list to your posts each week on Fridays.  This will also give you 1 extra entry for each contest you enter during the month.  So, if you enter all 30 giveaways, you will get 60 entries for doing just one blog post.  Excellent!

PLEASE CLICK THIS BADGE AND MAKE A PLEDGE!


3.      Retweet the contest via twitter with the hashtag #GreenSexToyMonth and my twitter name @DominaDoll anytime during the month long festivities.  You will get one extra entry for each tweet you tweet.  Please limit this to no more than 1 Tweet per day as we don’t want to overwhelm your followers.  The day you Tweet will give you an extra entry for that day’s giveaway. Hey, and don’t forget to add me to your twitter account!

4.      Like PopMyCherryReview.com on Facebook and receive 1 extra entry for each contest you enter during the month.  So, if you enter all 30 giveaways, you will get 60 entries for LIKING our blog on Facebook.  Super-fantastic!

5.      Follow the directions on each contest page GIVEAWAY as the contest guidelines will vary slightly and make sure to ENTER EVERY DAY.

So, let “Green Sex Toy Month” and the Contests begin!

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Cleaning with Bleach

17 11 2010

This post makes me wonder why I didn’t think of it. Or why lots of others haven’t thought of it either. But, finally, someone has answered the age old sex toy cleaning question: How to make and use 10% bleach solution.

Hats off to yo, Rockin’!

 





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.

Editor

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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





$300 Sex Toy Giveaway

14 05 2010

Although toys have taken a back seat to the sexy new fun I’m having with two men (damn I’m a lucky woman!), I’ve found lately that I’m missing them. Perhaps the best way to shake things up again is to try out some new ones. Isn’t it convenient then that AdultSexToys.com is giving away a $300 shopping spree on May 31st.

Here’s how I’d spend it, if I won:

Fun Factory Layaspot Silver & Black – $57.53
I have heard nothing but wonderful  things about the Layaspot. I don’t have a palm-style clit vibe and would love to play with this. I particularly like that it can be used in the bath.

Vixen Creations Maverick Vixskin Caramel – $101.75

I’ve been looking for a realistic dildo that had some girth, was silicone, and had the right combination of firmness and softness. Ever since I read Epiphora’ s review, I’ve been lusting after a Maverick. I’d love to put this bad boy to work.

LELO Luna Beads – $46.35
I love LELO products, and so it’s only natural that when comparing vaginal exercisers, I should think of them first. I like that there are two different weights with each set of beads so that I can work up from one to the next.

Ophoria Beyond G-Spot Dildo #3 – $50.06
Again, I’ve got to chalk up my lust for this to another Epiphora review for enticing me with a gushing orgasm in 30 seconds or less. Hey, I’m a busy woman!

Aneros MGX – $52.80
This is one of the most highly recommended prostate massagers and it was one of the first designed to look like the symbol formerly known as Prince.

So, head on over there and enter. What toys would you spend $300 on?

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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

Pleasurists is a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days. For updates and information follow our RSS Feed and Twitter.

Did you miss Pleasurists #63? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists #65? Be sure to read our submission guidelines and then you can use our submission form and submit it before Sunday February 7th at 11:59pm PST.

Want to win some free swag? All you’ve got to do is enter.

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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.

Editrix

Scarlet Lotus St. Syr

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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.