Mona Wave Review

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

Mona wave reviewI really loved the Mona 2.  Like, love-love-lovety-loved it.  It was my absolute favorite as far as rechargeable vibes go.  Powerful, pretty, waterproof, and actually does something for my G-spot, which is a feat that few other G-spot vibes could actually claim.  And then LELO came out with a new version: the Mona Wave.  Hooray!  Only, not really.  I expected to be madly in love with the Wave just like I was with it’s older sister, Mona 2, but I can pretty much sum up my feelings on it by just saying meh.

A little bit about it: The Mona Wave is a rechargeable G-spot vibrator made of silicone and plastic.  It has several vibration and pattern settings, but in addition to that, it has one unique feature: the shaft moves up and down.  This would be the “wave” of the Mona Wave.

What I loved: Mona Wave is a good start.  I’d even call it a valiant attempt at improving something already great.  The vibrations are still pretty decent, and the motion is interesting.

What I didn’t: Unfortunately, I didn’t find Wave’s motion to be anything beyond interesting.  In practice, it didn’t do a whole lot for me.  The waving action was simply too slow, even on it’s fastest setting, for me to particularly care for.  In addition to that, trying to hold the handle so the shaft moves inside of me instead of the handle outside of me ended up being something of a workout in and of itself, which was not exactly conducive to sexy time.

The vibrations feel just a shade shy of the strength of the Mona 2, but are still pretty strong.  No big deal.  And the vibrations are still pretty quiet.  But, here’s the thing, that wave motion?  That’s not quiet.  Like, at all.  Seriously.  If you have nosy family or roommates, you can’t have this thing.  It makes a loud, mechanical whine with each motion.  It’s kind of like having a giant mosquito in the bed.

Final thought:  I really wanted to think the Mona Wave was going to be the new big thing.  I wanted to think it was going to be my new favorite toy, but it simply wasn’t.  I understand what they were going for, but in practice it just didn’t work.  If you are looking to nab a LELO toy that is guaranteed to make you happy, I’d still stick with the Mona 2, and skip the Mona Wave.

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

Private Gym Review Part 2

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

Some time ago, I wrote an introductory post about the Private Gym, a Kegel exercise regimen and weights for penis havers.  After a few weeks of using the exercises without the weights, Husband was ready to try using the weighs.

A little bit about it: The Private Gym is a set of two magnetic weights.  The first weight has a flexible loop that wraps around the penis.  The second is just a weight without the loop, and attaches to the first via magnets.  Place the loop around an erect penis, and flex the pelvic floor muscles, causing the penis to bob up and down.  Yes, basically weighted penis pull-ups.

What we loved: The Private Gym is so freaking simple.  I seriously can’t believe no one else came up with this idea before now.  We have all sorts of Kegel balls and exercisers for vaginas, why shouldn’t there be something for penises?

The Private Gym is very easy to use, and comfortable.  But aside from that, the fact of the matter is that the Private Gym, it seems, actually works.  After Husband started using it, his orgasms became stronger, which was expected.  What we didn’t expect was that he also ejaculated with much more force than ever before.

What we didn’t: The only potential problem we saw is that someone with a penis that points down while erect may have trouble keeping the weights in place.

Final thought: The Private Gym retails for just under $100.  I’m going to give it a hesitant worth it.  I’m hesitant because although I do like it, and it is very unique among toys for boys, there is currently nothing on the market that I’m aware of to compare it to, and I don’t know that basic Kegel exercises would not also give good results.  At the same time, $100 is an awful lot to ask for magnetic weights.  I’d feel a lot more comfortable if this was around the $50-60 mark.  However, for those that really need the guidance, and feel they need the extra resistance weights give, this is an good choice.  For a person that really feels that they need more guidance than a simple “work your kegel muscles,” Private Gym also sells their Basic Training without the weights.

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

 

Tantus P-Spot Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~Tantus P-spot

I fell in love with the shape of the Tantus P-spot before I even held it in my hands.  I love, love, love toys with a pronounced head.  They always hit my G-spot so wonderfully, and this has the pronounced head of pronounced heads.  But, the P-spot is made for, well, P-spots, aka, the prostate.  Obviously, I don’t have one of those.  So I showed it to Husband, who is fairly new to prostate play, but he totally did a nope octopus on it (“No way.  It’s too big!”).  So, I was on my own for testing it just for G-spot pleasure.

A little bit about it: The Tantus P-Spot is a silicone dildo made for prostate stimulation.  You can bleach it, boil it, or throw it in the dishwasher. It’s insertable length is roughly 7″ (8″ total length), with a head circumference of 5.25″.

What I loved: The shape itself is unique and fabulous.  It doesn’t have a straight shaft, but a shaft that curves this way and that in all the right ways.  And it doesn’t just have a decent head, but a large, bulbous head that curves, making it incredibly easy for me to hit my G-spot with.

The shape and size of the head seems to almost pop past my G-spot, instead of just rubbing against it.  The intensity of the resulting sensation makes it so incredibly easy to hit my G-spot in a really satisfying way.  The result is incredibly easy to attain G-spot orgasms.  I mean, my particular G-spot orgasms are pretty easy to achieve regardless, but the P-spot dildo makes them practically effortless.

Tantus p-spot reviewI was concerned about how the shaft being slightly flexible would affect my ability to get decent stimulation, since I most definitely need solid pressure on my G-spot.  However, even though the P-Spot dildo has a slightly flexible shaft, it’s not too flexible.  It’s just the right amount of flex to be comfortable without sacrificing being able to use pressure with it.  It’s the perfect combination in a dildo.

What I didn’t: If I had to pick something, I guess I wish it came in more colors.

Final thought: The P-Spot sells for just over $84 at Tantus.  It’s a wonderful addition to my toy box, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.  Tantus’s high quality silicone will last a very long time with proper care, and a dildo that works with my body this well is well worth the price tag.

If you are looking for a toy that is made specifically for G-spots, Tantus makes the G-Spot vibrator.  It has the same great shape as the G-spot, but also has a cavity in the bottom for a vibe or suction cup.

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

Blush Novelties Eden’s Rabbit Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~Eden's Rabbit Review

As much as I loved Blush’s My Little Heaven, unfortunately, is just how much I hated their next review item, Eden’s Rabbit.  I mean, just…just no.  I’m not a huge fan of rabbits to begin with, but one of my very first toys was a rabbit so I know they can work for me.  So, I had high hopes.  Had.

A little bit about it: Eden’s Rabbit is a silicone rabbit vibrator.  It’s rechargeable, has 3 speeds and 4 patterns, and is waterproof when the charging port is closed.

What I loved: I found really the best way for me to use this vibe is to use the shaft, not the rabbit clitoral arm, on my clitoris.  It’s at least somewhat pleasurable.

What I didn’t: There is a whole lot that I didn’t like about Eden’s Rabbit.  Let’s start simply with the color.  It’s yet another toy that only comes in a fluorescent shade of pink.  I have feelings about toys that only come in pink, but, I also recognize that’s a preference thing and the color can easily be forgiven if the toy is awesome.  It’s not.

The vibrations are lackluster and very buzzy (as opposed to rumbly).  I’m just as likely to go numb as to orgasm with this style of vibration.  In addition, although the vibe is marketed as being quiet, it’s louder than all of my other silicone toys.  It seriously sounds like a giant mosquito.  I guess it’s technically quieter than lower end toys, but it’s still more than a little annoying.

When I tried to use it as intended, this toy does nothing for me.  I can barely feel the rabbit ears or face on my clitoris.  When I tilt it to make the vaginal shaft hit my G-spot correctly, the rabbit part lifts off my clitoris altogether.  So, as intended, it’s pretty much useless for me.

Final thought: Eden’s Rabbit sells for a variety of prices up to $90+, but you can get it for just over $50 at one of my favorite shops, Shevibe.  That being said, if you like buzzier vibrations, don’t mind the noise, and have a history of being able to make friends with rabbit vibes, you could possibly make this one work for you.  For everyone else, I recommend you just get a dildo you like and a clitoral vibe you like and call it a day.

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

 

My Little Heaven Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~mlh1

I took My Little Heaven out of it’s package with an eyebrow raise and a bit of a disgusted sigh.  There was no way this was going to be a decent toy.  It looks ridiculous.  It’s too small.  It’s too flexible.  But, being the honest reviewer that I am, I went into with as open a mind as I could get, but expecting a complete dud.  Except, that’s not what happened.

A little bit about it: My Little Heaven is a petite silicone G-spot dildo.  It’s flexible, and of course waterproof (there is no motor).  Pretty simple, right?  This might be the shortest about section I’ve ever written.

What I loved: I showed Husband the toy when it first came.  He stared it a second, wrinkled his nose, and said, “Well, that’s interesting.”  By interesting, of course, he meant “WTF?”  I bent it this way and that to show him how flexible.  Flexible is generally not a good thing for G-spot toys, or at least not for me.

mlh2“Yes,” I replied.  “Interesting.”

I set about using it expecting nothing, maybe a mild tickle in the general vicinity of my G-spot.  There was no way it could be anything else.  A very short time later I had a pretty strong G-spot orgasm.  This left me with all sorts of confused feelings.  It shouldn’t work.  No flexible G-spot toy has ever been great for me.  In this case, the shape, that weird and wacky shape, fit everything in my anatomy just right.  Because it did, I didn’t have to worry about putting pressure on it (the problem if the toy is flexible).  It just fit.  And that fitting led to some of the most powerful G-spot orgasms I’ve ever had.

I wanted to believe the shape was just gimmicky; just something weird to set it apart from the “normal” toys.  And I’ve seen my fair share of gimmicky.  They usually don’t work out.  But this, this is more than gimmick.

My Little Heaven is so ridiculously simple, and yet near perfect.

When Husband asked me about it, I waved it in front of him and told him how amazing it is.

“Really?” he asked.  “That?

“I know!  I’m kind of dumbfounded myself!”

What I didn’t: I tend to like toys that have some girth to them.  My Little Heaven obviously doesn’t have that much girth.  At the same time, I don’t know that the shape would work as well if it had that girth to it.

Final thought: My Little Heaven sells for about $20 and lower.  You can even get it for under $15 at Shevibe.  Yeah, I’m not kidding.  An inexpensive and highly effective toy.  I know.  I can’t believe it, either.  This is one of those that I’m going to say won’t necessarily be the absolute go-to toy in your toy box, but it worked amazingly well for me, and for the low price point, it’s certainly worth having.

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

LUNA Beads Noir Review

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

luna beads noir reviewMore Kegel fun is on the way!  If you haven’t read the outcomes of the Kegel Project, you really should, regardless of whether you use Kegel exercisers or not.  But today I’m going to talk about LUNA Beads Noir by LELO.

A little bit about it: The LUNA Beads Noir (not to be confused with LUNA beads) are a set of Kegel beads, each weighing 34g.  The balls themselves are ABS plastic, and the removable harness is silicone.

What I loved: At first, the LUNA Beads Noir don’t seem to be anything particularly special or unique among other Kegel balls.  Two balls with a connector.  At this point, it’s a pretty standard design among luxury toy makers, like Fun Factory’s SmartBalls or Je Joue’s Ami.  The difference here is that LUNA Beads come out of their harness!  For vagina havers that have had problems with Kegel Exercisers being too long or pinching, or don’t fit right in other ways, the fact that you have the option of removing the balls is a big deal, and my favorite thing about this particular set.

There’s one more thing I loved about these.  I can feel the movement of the interior beads better than other sets.  Not by much, but it’s definitely a difference that makes the LUNA Beads Noir stand out a little bit more.

What I didn’t: I dearly wish the Noir set came with with interchangeable weight balls like the classic LUNA Beads or LUNA Beads mini.  That’s really my only complaint.

Final thought: The LUNA Beads Noir sell for about $34, and worth it for those that want the option of using Kegel balls with or without a harness.  However, if you want something similar with the option to change the weight, stick with the LUNA Beads classic or mini.

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

Intimate Melody Ava Review

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

Sometimes I’m so very excited about a toy that has something new and interesting about it.  In the case of the Intimate Melody Ava, that interesting thing is that it is a self heating vibrator.  Push a button, and it warms up.  What a great idea!  Well, the idea is good, but the practice needs quite a bit of work.

A little bit about it: The Ava is a waterproof, rechargeable vibe that has a heating function, along with 3 speeds and 4 patterns.  Its shaft is silicone with an ABS plastic handle.

What I loved: It’s waterproof, rechargeable, quiet, and made of silicone.  That’s pretty standard for what I like, and unfortunately, that’s where my love ends.

What I didn’t: Although I love the idea of a self-warming vibrator, I had problems with the Ava as soon as I took it out of the box.  It started with the instructions, which seem like they were run through an online translator into English.  “What is the difference between using the interest massage stick and the real sex?” Huh?  “…We have collected the opinion of over a hundred women who had used the interest massager stick before.  ‘Yes! It is impossible for the man’s penis to be featured with the vibration and rotation, while the dull tool does not have the temperature of a man!'”  I read that last sentence five times before I understood it.  The rest of the instructions aren’t much better, but it does go on to say that it is “endowed with the man’s passion.”  Whatever that means.  I’ve made no secret about my distaste of toys that say something is just like skin, or just like sex, or better than sex.  Sex is sex, people are people, toys are toys.  The end.

Next, let’s talk about the heating function.  I will be honest and say that my vagina couldn’t tell when the Ava was warm or cold.  But, my lack of temperature sensitivity is not the fault of the toy.  What is the fault of the toy is how long it takes to warm up.  When I first turned it on, I thought maybe it was broken.  But as an experiment, I left it on and waited to see if it would warm up.  It did, but it took a long time.  How long, exactly?  I timed it.

1 minute: Still cold
2 minutes: Not cold, but not warm
3 minutes: Very slightly warm
4 minutes: Top of shaft is a little warmer than skin, bottom of shaft barely warm
5 minutes: Very slightly warmer than 4 minutes6.5 minutes: Warm enough to think about using
8 minutes: Top of the warmth scale. Instant read thermometer reads between 105-110F

Even though it takes forever and a day to warm up, and my vagina can’t tell the difference, my clitoris likes the warmth.  So, if the vibrations were decent, it would be a really good clitoral vibe.  Except, well, the vibrations aren’t that great.  On a scale of 1-5, with 4 being anything We-Vibe, and 5 being the Magic Wand, the Ava is maybe a mid 3.  That’s a problem, since in order for me to orgasm I need at least a 4.  Even then, I could still orgasm if the vibrations were deep.  They aren’t.  They are very surfacey and a hybrid between rumbley (which is good) and buzzy (which is not).

Finally, let’s talk about the shape.  The manual indicates that the Ava is supposed to be a good G-spot toy.  However, the shaft is straight.  In order to have really good G-spot stimulation, a toy has to have a curve of some sort, or at least a bulbous head.  I tried so hard to make it work for my G-spot.  Nope.  It’s not the right shape at all.

Intimate Melody Ava reviewFinal thought: It’s a good idea, but the Ava needs some work.  It needs to warm up faster, have a more G-spot friendly shape, and have better, stronger, deeper vibrations.  I’d love to see it redesigned as a purely clitoral vibe.  Until there are some updates, I’m going to have to say skip this one.

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

Tango Pleasure Mate Collection Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~We-Vibe Pleasure Mate review

Tango users everywhere, rejoice!  No, seriously.  If you haven’t already heard, the We-Vibe Tango is one of the most celebrated vibrators on the market for it’s power and design.  In fact, one of the most common questions I see when it comes to toys that have a hole for a bullet vibe is, “Will my Tango fit there?”  Well, evidently We-Vibe has been paying attention, and came out with a set of toys specifically designed to work with the Tango.

A little bit about it: The Tango Pleasure Mate Collection comes with three toys: the Tango vibrator, a G-spot dildo, and a butt plug.  The dildo has a hole in the base that Tango fits in, transforming the dildo into a vibrator.  The plug has a slot in the base that is open at each end that the Tango slides into, turning it into a vibrating toy as well.  The Tango can be used as a stand alone vibrator, and dildo and plug can be used with or without the the Tango.

What I loved:

Tango: I’ve loved the Tango vibe for a long time.  It’s waterproof, quiet, strong, and rechargeable.  The size is perfect both for masturbation and couple’s play, as it fits easily between partners.  I was worried that when paired with the toys the silicone may dampen the vibrations too much.  Nope!  The vibrations carried very well into the dildo and plug.

G-spot dildo: I have mixed feelings about the dildo, but overall I liked it.  It was very, very easy for me to have a G-spot orgasm with it, and the shape was just right for hitting everything correctly.  The neck is stiff, allowing me to hit my G-spot with the force I need for it to work effectively.  The flat shape of the head provided a fantastic broad sensation against my G-spot, and it being broad, made my G-spot much easier to find.  When paired with the Tango vibrator, it’s even better.

I’ve never had much luck with G-spot vibrators.  The vibrations just never seemed to affect me, and I thought maybe my G-spot just doesn’t respond to vibrations.  After I tried the Mona 2, I was surprised to find that I did respond to vibrations, but only deep, strong, rumbley ones that I could direct in a very specific manner.  With the G-spot toy that comes with the Pleasure Mate Collection, I get the same deep, rumbling vibrations I need for my spot to respond.  I tried it as a clitoral toy as well, placing the head of the toy against my clitoris.  Wow.  The broad, flat surface of the toy paired with the vibrations is amazing.

Plug: The plug is a really great size, particularly for beginners.  Those that like larger anal toys probably won’t care for it, but since I like small to medium plugs, I thought this one was great.  The size, angle, and shape are incredibly comfortable, and the vibrations from the Tango transfer well.

What I didn’t:

Tango: As with most We-Vibe toys, there’s a bit of a trade-off between power and battery life.  It can only run 20-30 minutes on high before it starts to lose intensity.

G-spot dildo: I have one major complaint about the dildo, and unfortunately, it is a rather big complaint.  Although I love the shape and the size of the head, the shaft is simply not long enough to control well.  My G-spot is a little further in, and there’s not much to grab on to to control it.  A longer shaft would easily fix this problem.

Plug: Not so much a complaint as a minor annoyance, but when using the plug with the Tango, I can feel the Tango hit my labia.  It’s not really a problem, but the sensation was unexpected.

Final thought: Tentatively worth it and priced at $149 for the set.  I say tentatively because I love the Tango, love the plug, and mostly love the dildo.  If the shaft was a little longer, I’d declare a hands down worth it.  So, if you are the type that likes toys with longer handles and shafts, skip the set and just get a Tango and pair it with a Tantus dildo.  For everyone else, the Pleasure Mate Collection is certainly worth a glance.

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

Private Gym Review Part 1

privategymKegel exercises are good for men, too.  Yet somehow when I say that, I get tuned out.  Penis people working pelvic floor muscles?  Isn’t that only for vagina owners?  No.  Not really.  Everyone can benefit from working the pelvic floor muscles.  And although there are may different types of products to help women work their pelvic muscles, there aren’t too many for men/penis-havers.  Enter the Private Gym.

The Private Gym package contains both weights and routines, and works fairly simply.  For the first four weeks, the user follows the routines laid out in the accompanying book, with no equipment.  This is what Private Gym refers to as “Basic Training.”  Each week gets a little more difficult.

After the first 4 weeks of Basic Training is over, it’s time to try the 4 weeks of Resistance Training.  For this segment, the Private Gym comes with 2 pieces of equipment.  One piece has two flexible arms that form a ring that curls around the erect penis shaft, and has an attached weight.  The second piece is an additional weight that attaches via magnets to the first for a more intense workout.

What this means is that to write a complete review would take a minimum of 8 weeks.  Instead, Husband and I have talked about it and elected to write up the review in segments.  The first segment being how the Basic Training is going, and later, how the Resistance Training is working.

Husband is currently a few weeks into the Basic Training.  When he first started, he felt his muscles were weak, but after a few days, he noticed he was able to contract his muscles harder and for longer.  Now a few weeks in, he’s showing much more improvement.  The exercises don’t seem as tiring.  And, there seems to be an unexpected side effect so far: he ejaculates with more force than before.  Fascinating.  As to strength of erection and intensity of orgasm, he suspects it’s getting stronger, but the difference isn’t completely obvious, so he’s waiting a bit longer before he makes a definite call on that.

As of right now, the Basic Training seems to be doing…something.  At the very least, his muscles are getting stronger and the exercises aren’t as hard.  That alone is worth it.

In the next update, I’ll do my typical What We Liked and What We Didn’t segments.  For the moment, I’ll close with this.  The routine that the Personal Gym lays out is definitely working his muscles and making them stronger, and we’re excited to see how that will carry over into our sex lives.

Tantus Neo Plug Review

~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~neo1
I’ve never reviewed a butt toy before.  Not because I don’t like them.  Not because I don’t own some.  Not because I don’t occasionally use them.  I merely hadn’t reviewed any because it was one of the last private things I had left over from my pre-blog days when my sex life was uber-super-secret-shhh.

I’m over it.

So, I present to you my very first butt plug review.  Feel free to imagine a trumpet fanfare, if you’d like.  I am.  And coincidentally, this plug kind of deserves a fanfare.  It’s pretty fabulous.

A little bit about it: The Neo Plug is a flared base anal toy made of silky (not glossy) silicone and comes in purple and black.  It’s small enough for a beginner, but experienced users won’t find it too small.  It is 4.5″ in circumference at it’s widest point, and the neck is a mere 2.5″ in circumference (by my measurements).  Instead of having a standard flat circular or ring shaped base, the Neo’s base is thin and long, designed to fit more comfortably.

What I loved: I’m a huge fan of the material.  It seems (to me, at least) that more and more companies are shifting from the shiny, glossy silicone to incorporate more of the silky silicone.  The difference is the silky silicone is less draggy, picks up less lint and dust, and requires less lubricant (you’d want to use a water based lube in this case, as it is generally thought that silicone lube on silicone toys may cause damage to the toy).

I really like the size of the Neo.  It’s not so big that it would scare beginners, but it’s not so tiny that you can’t feel it.  The medium size, combined with silky silicone and lots of lube and patience (and I do mean lube and patience, beginners!), provides a comfortable and pleasurable experience.  And, if you use the plug anally while having vaginal sex, in my experience it enhances the sensations of sex without being distracting.  More like complimentary.

Finally, let’s talk about the unique base, which more than anything else helps this toy stand out among others.  I wasn’t sure I was going to like it.  It doesn’t have a ring like the Njoy Pure Plug, nor a round base like Tantus’s own B-Bomb, or even a flat base like the Ace, but instead has a curved, thin base, like two little arms.  This is supposed to allow it to fit better, and I was skeptical that it would.  Plugs are fun and all, but there is a reason I only use them on occasion: they can get uncomfortable pretty fast, especially at the base.  This base though, is much more comfortable than the standard round or flat bases, and just as comfortable as a ring shaped base.  I was very surprised by just how comfortable.  I even walked around with it for a little bit (stop laughing.  It was for science) with no problem.

neo2What I didn’t: If you don’t have the plug placed just right, the arms on the base may poke a little.  It’s nothing a small adjustment can’t fix.

Final thought: The Neo sells for just under $40, which for a high-quality silicone toys is a very reasonable asking price, and worth it.  With proper care, it will last a very, very long time.

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