Good Clean Love Caribbean Rose Love Oil Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~Good Clean Love massage oil review

I love massages.  I have my own table, several books, several different oils, and I love them.  I give him massages, he gives me massages, and we’re that much happier for it.  I’m excited to review Good Clean Love’s Caribbean Rose Love Oil.

A little bit about it: GCL’s Carribean Rose Love Oil is a 100% natural massage oil made with a blend of apricot kernel oil, organic jojoba oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), and essential oils.  They bill their oils as aromatherapy aphrodisiacs.

What I loved: I was in love with this massage oil before I even used it due to its scent.  It’s not so strong that it’s overpowering, but not faint, either.  It’s a nice balance that I can definitely smell while I’m using it, but wouldn’t if I, say, walked ten feet away.  The scent is mostly sweet and floral, with a little bit of spiciness.  If I could make it into a perfume, I would be aaaaaaall over that.

In use, the oil is delightful.  Smooth, non-sticky, and glides over the skin.  It goes pretty far, so you don’t have to use a lot, especially if you are only using it on a small section of the body, like the shoulders.  It washes off easily, or you can just wipe off the excess and let the good skin oils absorb.  My hands feel so good after.

What I didn’t: A minor complaint, but the screw on cap doesn’t seem to fit the bottle quite right and pops off easily.

Final thought: Just under $20 will buy 4oz of GCL’s Carribean Rose, and it goes a pretty long way, and for a good massage oil, the price is totally worth it.  It smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling so good.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

SpareParts Hardwear Joque Harness Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~spareparts hardware joque harness review

Pegging is something he and I engage in.  Not often, but often enough that we want a decent harness with good toys to use.  Good toys isn’t a problem (yeah, hi, Tantus).  But finding a good harness was a little more of a problem.  Other harnesses were ill-fitting, hot, awkward.  Blah.  Enter the Joque Harness from SpareParts Hardwear!

A little bit about it: The Joque is an adjustable dildo harness.  It comes in two sizes, and several colors.  There is a pocket for a vibrator on the inside for the wearer.

What I loved: The first time I put on the Joque, I was all sorts of wowed.  It’s completely adjustable around the waist and legs, cute, and very, very comfortable.  SpareParts boasts that the Joque “feels like ‘virtual second skin’.”  They weren’t kidding.  When I put it on, it felt completely natural.

When I added a dildo to it, I thought I’d feel odd or silly, the way I had in other harnesses.  But, I was surprised to find just how unsilly it felt.  (Is unsilly a word?  Eh, I’m going with it.)  The dildo protruding from me actually looked sexy, like it belonged there.  It was stable, and comfortable, and awesome.

In practice, the harness was equally awesome for pegging.  The dildo held in place very well and I did not have to stop to readjust at all.  Unlike other harnesses that I’ve tried, I didn’t feel like I needed to make exaggerated movements or try to awkwardly hold the dildo in place.

It wasn’t just me that liked it.  He liked it, too.  In addition to it looking sexy on me, he thought it seemed more secure than other harnesses, and liked just how the adjustable the fit was.  As the receiver, it didn’t seem as awkward for him as other harnesses had.

What I didn’t: Two pretty minor complaints.  First, the material is a little bit stretchy where the dildo protrudes.  It makes it so I could feel the dildo moving *slightly* forward and back with the material.  That’s more that I wasn’t used to feeling it move in that direction than an actual complaint.  And let me be clear: when I say movement, I’m talking in milimeters.  It wasn’t moving all over the place.Spareparts hardwear joque harness review

The second problem I had was with the vibe pocket.  It runs horizontally, and hits both my legs.  When I tried the We-Vibe Tango in it, it was simply too long to fit there.  Maybe a shorter vibrator would work, but to be honest, I’d love to see a vibe pocket that ran vertically, on the innermost flap.  That way instead of the vibe laying across my labia, like now, it would lie between them, and hit my clitoris.

 

Final thought: I really, really like the Joque Harness.  I mean, I REALLY like it.  I’ve never tried one that felt so comfortable and natural!  If you are looking for a new harness, this one is definitely worth a look.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

Penchant Premium Silicone Lubricant

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~penchant premium silicone lubricant

I’m a huge fan of silicone lubricants, especially as it applies to anal play, oral sex, and hand jobs.  It can be a wonderful addition to many kinds of play time, and it’s my favored kind of lubricant to use for any sex act except penis-in-vagina sex.  Penchant was kind enough to send me their brand new silicone lubricant to try.

A little bit about it: Penchant Premium silicone lubricant is a basic, clear silicone lube without parabens.  It’s that simple.

What I loved: Long ago, I attended a workshop with renown sex educator, Ducky Doolittle (who remains one of my sex ed heroes).  In it, she made a suggestion that I had never heard of: while performing oral sex on a penis, add some silicone lubricant to the shaft and rub your hand along it while your mouth stays closer to the top.  It was a game changing suggestion and nothing like I had ever heard.  I tried it, and boy howdy did it make a difference.  It felt better for him, and felt like less work for me.

Penchant’s lubricant works fantastically for this.  It’s long-lasting, and so I rarely have to reapply it (maybe once or twice during a 30 minute bj).  The lubricant is slick and smooth, and isn’t sticky.  It doesn’t have any sort of taste or smell, so that if I accidentally get it into my mouth, it’s no big deal.

Its long life means it’s also fantastic if you like to do any sort of anal play whatsoever.  Not much is needed, it spreads easily, and it doesn’t need to be reapplied too often, cutting down on the time play has to stop in order to adjust.

What I didn’t: I don’t really like using silicone lubricant for vaginal sex, but that’s a personal preference thing, and nothing to do with the lubricant itself.  Also, remember that silicone lubricants can react negatively to silicone toys.  Always do a patch test first, or stick with water-based lubes for your silicone toys.

Final thought: At $25 a bottle, Penchant Premium is admittedly pricey compared to water based lubricants, but the price is pretty on par with high quality silicone lubricants.  I would definitely say this lubricant is completely worth it.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

Good Clean Love Almost Naked Personal Lubricant Review

Good Clean Love Review~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

I’ve only recently become aware of Good Clean Love and their products, with their simple but elegant bottles (I’m a sucker for green) and trendy scents.  I gleefully accepted an offer to review their Almost Naked lubricant.

A little bit about it: Almost Naked is a lightly scented (lemon & vanilla), water based lubricant.  It’s on the thicker side, and comes in a few different sizes.

What I loved: The lube didn’t smell anything like lemon and vanilla to me.  Actually, it smelled kind of like coconut.  However your nose interprets it, it’s a very lovely, light scent that is pleasant and not overbearing.

I tried the lubricant in a few different ways, including toys, hand jobs, and intercourse.  It performed fantastically, lasted quite some time, and not much is needed.  I needed to reapply it several times during the hand job, but really, you always need to reapply with hand jobs, don’t you?  Even silicone lubricants need to be reapplied then.  However, I didn’t need to reapply at all with toys or during intercourse.  It mixed really well with my natural wetness and didn’t feel unnatural, the way some lubes do.  The formula was very thick, and stayed exactly where we put it, unlike thinner lubricants that tend to run.  Runny lubricants, I’ve noticed, tend to take more to get the same effect as a little bit of thicker lubes.

Almost Naked sits proudly next to our bottles of Sliquid on the nightstand, really holding it’s own in the (mostly) natural lubricant category.

What I didn’t: Don’t confuse the word “organic” with “all natural.”  Good Clean Love stresses that while their formula is 95% organic, they wish to stay away from the label of natural.  If you are more comfortable with a 100% natural lubricant, stick closer to Sliquid.

Comparison: Speaking of Sliquid, how do they compare?  It seems (to me at least) that the market for Good Clean Love’s products would probably be similar to that of Sliquid.  So what’s the difference?  Two things, really.  The first is how they bill themselves (organic vs natural).  Sliquid claims to be 100% natural, while Good Clean Love says they are 95% organic.  However, with Sliquid, if you want organic, you must buy from their Organic line.  Good Clean Love’s base formula is already organic.

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There’s only one other thing that is different, and in my opinion is a big difference, is that comparing the two base formulas (Almost Naked and Sliquid’s H20), Almost Naked is much, much thicker.  Whether that’s a good thing or not really depends on personal preference.  Sliquid’s thinner formula more closely mimics natural lubrication, as far as texture goes.  Almost Naked doesn’t feel quite as natural (but doesn’t really feel unnatural), but it’s thickness allows it to stay where you put it, whether on a penis or toy or whatever.  The thickness also makes it better for any sort of anal play.

Final thought: I like Good Clean Love’s Almost Naked.  It smells light and pleasant, is nice and thick, and doesn’t run all over the place when you try to use it.  They sent me a 4oz bottle, but if you aren’t sure whether you are going to love it or not, they also sell a much smaller 1.5oz bottle.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

Hot Octopuss Pulse II Duo Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~pulse review

I will be the first to admit that the first time I saw Hot Octopuss’s Pulse long ago, I sort of laughed at it and then ignored it.  Most of the time when I see a new toy come on the market that I find ridiculous, my suspicions are often proven correct.  This time, though, I was very wrong.  Sort of.

OK, here’s the deal.  Husband recently discovered that he likes vibrations on his penis, where before he did not.  He tried the Pulse II Duo, but was so meh about the whole thing that there was no way I could write an accurate review off of it.  He gave notes on the way it could improve and be awesome for him, but as it was it just wasn’t going to do much.  So, I did what any self-respected sex blogger would do.  I pulled in more people!  Well, one person.  I grabbed one of my male, sex positive friends and made him try it, too.  Both men had very different experiences with the Pulse II Duo, and have very different anatomies and pleasure spots and need different types of stimulation.

Also, I have friends that will gleefully test sex toys for me to give me extra info.  And none of us find that weird at all.  I have the best friends ever.

A little bit about it: The Pulse II Duo is a vibrator for guys.  A guybrator!  It has two independent motors.  The first is on the under side, which makes contact with the penis.  The other is on the top, that a woman could straddle and grind against her clitoris for foreplay, if they want to use the Pulse as a couple’s toy.  This second motor is what’s controlled by the remote, while the penile one is controlled by buttons on the vibrator itself.

They guys’ experiences:

Both the gents liked the novelty of it.  A vibrator for guys is a new thing to both of them.  Both of them found them pleasurable, but for different reasons.

Husband: The vibration definitely felt pleasurable, and he didn’t feel the need to increase the speed from the lowest setting.  The vibrating knob that sits against the frenulum hits exactly the right spot in the right way.  It feels good, but it’s not quite the right stimulation for him.  He’s used to using a closed hand technique, masturbating face down or using Tenga eggs for masturbation.  Since the Pulse Duo is so open, both on the top and on the front (or back, depending on your point of view…The side that would be closest to the belly), it doesn’t provide enough stimulation for him.  He needs to have his whole penis, including and especially the head, covered and making contact.  It doesn’t help that he isn’t what you would call super duper sensitive, and yet his skin goes numb easily.  He tried both holding it still and rubbing with lube.  The rubbing was better, but still not enough.

His conclusion: In short, if the Pulse Duo was more enclosed, Husband would like it more and would have no trouble having an orgasm from it.  As it is, it makes a nice foreplay toy, but will never be the main event for him.

Guy friend: Guy friend is always up for trying new things.  Like Husband, he was intrigued with the idea of a vibrator for guys.  His skin is more sensitive than Husband’s, and doesn’t numb as quickly.  His pleasure spots are a little less specific than Husband, and when he masturbates, he tends to use a more open-handed motion, with contact only happening at a few points on his shaft.  Yes, I asked.  We’re good friends.  And my friends are awesome and don’t even flinch telling me stuff like that.  They often follow up these conversations by asking for lube and toy recommendations, but that’s beside the point and I’m getting off track.

Anyway, his experience was different than Husband’s.  Although he, like Husband, found that the best way for him to use it was with lube and a slight stroking motion, the outcome was far better.  Since he tends to use a more open-handed motion when he masturbates, having an open top and back didn’t bother him in the slightest.  He didn’t have the feeling that anything was missing.  The vibrations hit the right spots, and he was able to orgasm in under 5 minutes.  For comparison, his orgasm time during intercourse is roughly 30 or more minutes, on average.  And no, he’s not fibbing.  I checked with his wife.

His conclusion: The Pulse II lives up to it’s reputation.  He would use it if he owned it, as a quick and pleasurable way to masturbate.  Easy to use, quick clean up, and allows him to come faster.

My experience: I tried it for foreplay on my clitoris as the company suggests, but the vibration is spread across too wide of an area for me to get anywhere near orgasm from it.  I prefer either pinpoint accuracy, or broad but very, very strong.  The Pulse is strong, but just not quite enough for my clit-o-steel.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s pleasurable, it feels pretty dang good, but not right for me to come with.  It is strictly a foreplay thing.

Final thought: I’m going to have to say worth it, but, it seems to depend on the way a man masturbates.  If a penis-haver is used to a closed hand, or eggs and masturbators that tightly fit, it may be harder to come with the Pulse.  However, if he is used to a more open hand or varies the way he masturbates, or knows that he likes vibration, the Pulse II is so, so worth it.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

Liberator Wing Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

Liberator Wing reviewI’ve been in love with position aids since I first purchased the Liberator Wedge and Ramp to help save my wrists and joints.  I haven’t regretted it.  In fact, I’ve been on the lookout for other cushions that would offer some extra options (and comfort) to happy fun time.  Liberator is probably the most well-known sex cushion company, and there’s a good reason for that.  They offer everything from plain cushions, to cushions with bondage attachments, toy mounts, and furniture.  They even have a giant floor pillow!

Liberator was kind enough to send me the Wing, a combination dildo mount, vibrating pillow, and sex cushion, and I am in love.

A little bit about it: The Wing is a fairly stiff cushion covered in microfiber.  It has two pockets: a deep one for dildos, and a horizontal one for vibrators.  The cover can be removed for washing.

What I loved: Holy moly.  I knew when I looked at the Wing, I was probably going to like it, but I didn’t think I would be absolutely in love with it.  If I had known of it’s existence, I probably would have tried to get my hands on it sooner.  It is my new favorite thing.

As a sex cushion, it does an amazing job at doggy style.  I can lay my torso along the length of it (so my body is parallel to it), and rest there, while my hips are still high enough for receiving.  It’s also fantastic for man-on-top, as I can lay on my back but tuck it under my hips, raising me up slightly.  This position allows my partner to hit me just right and gives me fantastic G-spot orgasms

As a toy mount, it is no less spectacular.  When using a dildo on the top side, I can adjust the angle and the cushion will hold the dildo in place so I can fully customize the exact angle of entry.  I can then lean forward, and either grip the cushion, or rest my whole torso on it, allowing me to ride the toy however I’m in the mood (or have energy) for.

Liberator Wing ReviewOn the other side of the cushion is a pocket that runs horizontally.  You can place straight-ish vibrators in there and cause the whole cushion to vibrate.  I, however, like to put the vibrator in and leave a good deal of it hanging out.  Then I can lay across the pillow and have the exposed portion of the vibrator rest against my clitoris.

What I didn’t: The one and only thing I didn’t like about the Wing is that although I followed the washing instructions for the cover, it shrank slightly.  Not so much that I couldn’t get it on the pillow again, but definitely a little harder than the first time.  I dried it on low, but I think next time I need to use the extra low or air dry setting.  I suggest you do the same.

Final thought: The Wing runs at about the $100 mark, and in my opinion, totally and completely worth it.  If something were to happen to mine, I would pretty much immediately want another one.  It is currently my favorite position pillow.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

Minna Life Ola Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~minna ola

Minna Life is one of my absolute favorite companies.  Not only do they make the totally nifty interactive Limon, but also the very responsive Kegel fitness tracker, the kGoal.  Today I’m reviewing the Ola, another interactive and customizable toy.

A little bit about it: The Ola is a waterproof, silicone, rechargeable vibrator.  Instead of buttons that increase or decrease speed, the Ola has an air cushion on the end.  The harder you squeeze it with your fingers, the stronger the vibrations.  You can also create your own pattern in record mode, or set it to constantly vibrate when you let go of the pillow.

What I loved: Just like it’s little sister Limon, the Ola’s air cushion allows me to decide just how much power I want, or what pattern I like.  If I know a pattern that I’m sure works for me, it’s very easy to just program it in.  I also like that I can set it to vibrate constantly if I don’t want to bother with continual squeezing.

The Ola’s vibrations are deep and rumbly.  No sign of the surface buzziness that often accompanies the cheaper vibrators.  These vibrations go deep, and, for me, provide better orgasms, but not vaginally. Clitorally.  I’m not a huge fan of it in my vagina.  If I use it on my clitoris, though?  I love it.  It’s one of the better clitoral vibrators I’ve tried, and would highly recommend it on that alone.

Plus, it’s silicone!  And it’s waterproof!  Shower fun!  I’ve seen a lot of new companies lately come up with some amazing toy, only to fail in the waterproof department.  Minna does it right.

What I didn’t: The only thing I didn’t like about the Ola is the shape.  It seems somehow, I don’t know…wrong?  When I use it internally, no matter how I turn it (right side up, sideways, upside down), the head of the dildo part just doesn’t seem to hit my G-spot, or anything else pleasurable.  I’ve tried different orientations, positions, speeds of the vibrations.  Nothing.  Way better as a clitoral vibrator, I think.

Final thought:  Worth it.  The Ola costs about $140, and comes in pink or violet.  If you like the idea of the Limon but didn’t like the shape, or if you want something along the same lines but want a toy you could use internally and externally, the Ola is definitely worth a look.

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~

May is Masturbation Month

Let’s talk the big M: Masturbation.  May is International Masturbation Month, formerly National Masturbation Month.  Sex positive business Good Vibrations started the first National Masturbation Day and Month in 1995, after former Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders lost her job for having the audacity to suggest that maybe we should be teaching our youth about masturbation as a possible way to curb more risky behavior.  The horror.  Clutch your pearls, ya’ll.

Personally, I just don’t get the still-present icky feelings that people have around the word.  Like self pleasure is bad, and wrong, and scary.  That we should be terrified of knowing what our parts look and feel like, or knowing how to please ourselves.  I’ve noticed that those that are staunchly anti-masturbation usually make a big deal about sexual pleasure being reserved for partners.  But here’s the thing: how can you communicate with your partner about what you like if you don’t know and are afraid to find out?

I love having sex with the Husband, but let’s be honest here.  Life is life, and he’s not always available or in the mood.  Further, sometimes, I just feel like masturbating.  And I’m not ashamed of that, thankyouverymuch.

So in honor of Masturbation Month (I’m over a week late, I know, stop judging me), I’m giving you the lowdown on some of my favorite shops’ sales.  Go.  Buy.  Learn about yourself.  Don’t have the funds for happy time fun toys?  Use your fingers and explore.  Learn about the geography of your body.  I will not have you being one of those people that can’t find their clitoris and think they pee from their vag.  Nossir.
Shevibe has several sales going on.  They typically do, and right now you can get these deals:
-15% off Fuze toys through 5/26/15
-20% off select Tantus toys while supplies last
-Free shipping when you purchase a Traz Rhino, which isn’t strictly a masturbation toy, but according to Rhino’s site can be. (See my review)

Tantus remains one of my most favorite manufacturers ever, and with good reason.  Their toys are body safe and a-maz-ing.
-Maybation sale: 20% off when you buy lube+any solo toy.
-Use code BUNS to get 15% off their new Vibrating Progressive Beads.
-Up to 30% off classic rings and slings.  Again, not specifically masturbation toys, but still.

Sensual Intelligence is a Canada-based shop that serves both Canada and the US.  Here’s what they have going on:
-Use code SEXYFUN to get 5% off your entire purchase.
-Use code TANTUS15 to get 15% off all Tantus toys.

Sportsheets Plus Size Doggie Style Strap Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~doggie strap review

I really love position helpers.  So far I’ve mostly used cushions like Liberator wedges or the Little Deeper Cushion.  I love being able to try different positions, and these helpers take a standard position and change it every so slightly, but the slight change makes a huge difference.  The Sportsheets Plus Size Doggie Style Strap does exactly that.

A little bit about it: This strap is used for leverage in the, well, doggie style position.  It has a cushioned strip with two adjustable nylon straps on the ends.  The cushioned part of the strap goes under the receiver’s hips, with the handles on either side.  The giver takes hold of the handles and pulls them back, pulling the receiver back a little bit and giving more lift and leverage, without driving the receiver forward or having to grab forcefully (or painfully) onto their hips.

What I loved: I didn’t think the strap was going to make much of a difference at all.  I really didn’t.  But several of my friends sang the praises of having a strap.  So, I tried it.  The strap was fairly comfortable across my lower abdomen and hips, and when he pulled the straps, it pulled me closer to him, slightly changing the angle as he did.  I didn’t think he could possibly get any deeper in the doggy position, but this helped.  And, with the angle slightly changed, my G-spot got hit that much harder and made orgasms that much easier.

But we wanted to do something other than just doggy with it.  So we tried some other positions, like with me on my back and him using the strap to lift me a little.  Or using it to help me hold my legs in certain positions.  It took some creative thought, but the sky’s the limit.

One final note: the strap is really, REALLY adjustable.  This is the plus sized strap, but I wear a US size 12, which is fairly average, and it worked for me.  And of course, there is tons of adjustment outward, so it can be used for people that are far larger than me.

What I didn’t: If you are significantly smaller than me, the strap may be a little too big for you.  Fortunately, they make a smaller one.

Final thought: The Sportsheets Plus Size Doggie Style Strap retails for under $20.  For that price, it’s most certainly worth a shot to see what kind of positions you are missing.  Just that little bit of a change can make such a big difference.

A big thanks to Shevibe for letting me review this!

 

Minna Life kGoal Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~ minna life kgoal review

More Kegels!  Next up on the now ever-growing list of Kegel exercisers that aren’t just plain ole ben wa balls, we have Minna Life’s newest addition, the kGoal.  And, like Minna Life’s other products, it’s interactive and customizable in very interesting ways.

A little bit about it: The kGoal is a rechargeable, splash resistant, silicone Kegel exerciser.  Most exercisers work by inserting them into the vagina, and then using your muscles to keep the balls/exercisers in place.  The kGoal, however, relies more on an active squeezing motion to work your muscles.  It’s not made to be worn around like other balls are, but instead only to be used for a short workout period, and then removed.

The kGoal has two parts.  One is the adjustable air pillow that can be slightly inflated and deflated to fit an individual’s vagina a little better.  The other is an external arm that sits over the clitoris.

Now, as for the actual working of the exerciser.  When inserted, a person uses their PC muscles to squeeze the pillow, and it vibrates in response.

Once the kGoal is paired with its app (available in both iTunes and Googleplay), you can set the device to respond to muscle squeezes by vibrating the air pillow, the clitoral arm, both, or neither.  Also in the app is the guided workout, consisting of long squeezes, controlled squeezes (slowly building and releasing squeeze) and short squeezes.  There is a visual line on a scale in the app that moves up and down in real time in response to the squeezes.  The app then saves your activity, so you can check your progress for improvement over time.

What I loved: I absolutely love that you can check your progress in real time.  Not only do I feel the vibration of the kGoal when I squeeze my muscles, but I can also watch the line inside the workout app move in response.  I don’t have to guess if this squeeze was as strong as the last one, or if I’m doing as well as I normally do.  I can check all those things.

The pairing of an app with the kGoal may sound overly complicated for something as simple as working your Kegel muscles, but it is delightfully simple and user friendly.  And, having the app with it makes it so much more entertaining and make me more likely to use it based on the novelty of it alone.  The kGoal is, simply, pretty darn cool.  Also, it’s blue, you guys.  BLUE.

The last thing I want to touch on that I love so very much is that I can chart my progress over time.  There’s a graph and everything.  For sapiosexual information nerds like me, that’s such a huge plus.  When I am behaving and actually working my Kegels like I’m supposed to, I can notice improvements via orgasm strength, or how well my menstrual cup stays in, or even what happens (or, uh, doesn’t happen) when I sneeze.  Now not only can I see that I’m improving, I can see how much.

What I didn’t: [SEE UPDATES AT THE END OF THIS SECTION] There are two things I didn’t like about the kGoal.  The first is that the pillow is so sensitive I had trouble finding a position that it didn’t register as me squeezing when I wasn’t squeezing.  Full disclaimer, it’s totally possible that I just tend to squeeze a little bit naturally.  But because of it, it registered me as squeezing when I was standing and sitting.  I ended up having to do a semi-awkward half laying/half sitting lounge position for it to register zero for me to start the workout.

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Squeeze that is registered when I’m sitting and standing, even when not actively squeezing.

The other thing is that from the first workouts, I was consistently registering a 9-point-something out of 10 for the muscle squeeze scores.  Since the scale only goes up to 10, once I get to that point, I will no longer have a way to chart my progress unless I fall below 10 again.  That’s disappointing.  I don’t think my muscles are unusually strong, but rather Minna’s workout is simply too easy.  I’d be much happier to see the scale go to 20, or at least make it not so easy to reach 10.

UPDATE: Minna Life was kind enough to get back to me over my issues.  I’m told that while inserted, if you press the power button briefly it will zero out the kGoal, and you’ll start at zero, even if you, like me, tend to lightly squeeze naturally.  As far as the easiness of the workout and how little it takes to reach 10 on their scale, Minna Life tells me that they are aware of this issue and have an update that addresses this exact problem due to come out in May.

Final thought: The Minna Life kGoal sells for about $150, and I’m going to say worth it. I love the fact that you can see your squeezes in real time and compare each squeeze to another.  However, if you feel you already have pretty solid Kegel muscles, you may be a little frustrated with how fast you reach the top level of the app.

~I received this item in exchange for an honest review.~