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My Desert Island Toy List

I have people ask me all the time: “What’s your favorite [insert category of sex toys]?” Over the years I’ve tried so many it would make most people’s heads spin. Hell, if you look at which toys are in my collection, the number really is quite staggering. I didn’t even realize I’d tried that many until I actually sat down and listed them all.

Sex toys come and go but I find myself gravitating back to the tried and true ones. These are the toys that will forever hold a dear place in my heart and bedside drawer.

Dildos

 Pure Wand by nJoy
If I could write an ode to one toy and one toy alone, it would be the Pure Wand. For a long time before I wrangled up the funds for one, it had been spoken of with high esteem by sex toy reviewers and users alike. “It’s fabulous! You won’t regret it!” they all said. I always replied with a skeptical look and mindset. There really couldn’t be one single dildo that did everything for me, could there? I mean, after all … it’s huge! It weighs in at around three pounds of solid stainless steel. I could use this thing as a personal defense tool, for god’s sakes. 
The weight is what makes it so totally delicious and beyond reproach. I swear to you that from the very first time I used the Pure Wand, I was hooked. It has brought me more orgasms than all my other toys combined. Hands down. The small end is perfect for targeting the g-spot. That tiny end almost acts like a magnet. WHAM! G-spot stimulation! The larger end is great for all over, cervix-pounding thrusts. The two ends are perfectly counter balanced and this provides an ease of use that you would otherwise think would be lacking in such a hulking piece of beauty. The trick to using the half moon shape is to rock it in and follow the natural curve of the dildo. 
It’s incredibly cleanable, with no cracks or crevices that could collect gross germs or gunk. Use antibacterial soap, boil it or put it in the dishwasher. It comes in it’s own crown jewels-like case, nestled in a bed of pink satin. 
Read my full review of the nJoy Pure Wand here.
Magnum by Fun Factory
Okay, so maybe stainless steel isn’t your thing. No problemo. My other favorite dildo is by far the Magnum dildo by Fun Factory. It’s swirly, it’s silicone, it’s firm and it’s got a fantastic girth! Is that enough for you? 
Magnum is probably top most dildo on my dildo pile other than the Pure Wand. Sometimes, you just want thickness inside you! That’s what Magnum offers and more. What I like most about this dildo is that it’s definitely got some heft to it (I sense a theme!) There is nothing wimpy about this dildo. It’s not slender and it’s not for the faint of heart. This makes it a win in my book. Not to mention that it is harness-compatible! The flared base makes it great for anal use, though admittedly you’d have to be a pretty intense anal player to get the whole shaft of this beast into your bum. Owie. 
The shape is just asexual enough not to freak me out and just detailed enough in the right places to provide stimulation where my body craves it. From all the dildos I’ve tried, used and no longer use, I’ve noticed that I like curvy dildos. Some have the extreme curve of the Pure Wand and some have the more gentle curve of the Magnum. The broad head of the Magnum is great at stimulating the whole g-spot area while staying away from sharp, cervix-puncturing pokes. 
Once again, you can clean the Magnum in all the same ways you can clean the Pure Wand, a must for my germaphobic self.
Read my full review of the Magnum by Fun Factory here
Vibrators
 Mimi by Je Joue (pink) and/or Siri by Lelo (purple)
I tried my best to decide which one of these I liked more, but I simply couldn’t pick. It’s like asking me to decide among my pairs of shoes which I like the best. It simply can’t be decided. They both have their pros and cons and quite frankly, I wish that they would just combine already! Make sweet, cute, powerful, easily rechargeable and waterproof little love babies.
They’re both perfect in their own way. The Mimi is waterproof all over. I keep Mimi in my shower for a quick waterproof pick me up in the morning. It’s broad, flat head is great for clitoral vibrations. It has a billion different vibration patters, but I’ll be honest and say I really dislike vibration patterns. I prefer constant vibration to a pattern any day. Same goes for the Siri in terms of patterns. I know they’re there if I ever want to try them out, but I sure as hell don’t use them on a day to day basis.
Siri’s pointier head is great for super targeted vibrations and on the whole I would say I use Siri more than Mimi, but Mimi is clearly better for wet encounters because Siri’s buttons are the weak point in it’s chain. The charging port is at the back of the hard plastic part of the handle and the plug in is easily accessed by water and/or lube. Eeek! Mimi charges by magic … or as Je Joue says “a magnetic clip” that just magically holds onto the little electrodes that also double as on/off buttons at the non-business end. 
Both have tips that are silicone and cleanable, but Mimi is covered all over (with the exception of the very end with those buttons).  I’m gentle with when I clean these and only clean with soap and water. 
One thing you may notice is that I don’t have a stick vibrator or traditional style vibrator listed here. Why? Because I just don’t have a use for them. My vagina likes penetration, not vibration. My clitoris is the one who likes vibration, so why have all the extra bulk? It’s not necessary. I stick with tiny, discrete and out of the way vibrators. 
Anal Toys
Small Clear Plug by Crystal Delights
I have said it before and I will say it again until I’m hoarse in the face. The single best plug I’ve ever used in my entire life is the Small Clear Plug by Crystal Delights. End of story. There simply isn’t another plug or anal toy even like this plug. If there isn’t one of these in your toy collection if you are into anal, then you should drop everything and get one of these now. Hell, you should have had one of these since the day they came on the market. 
Why am I so in love with this plug? It has absolutely everything I have ever wanted in a plug and more. It sparkles like CRAZY. I like everything sparkly and there is nothing that sparkles like a huge Swarovski crystal in your ass. People have told me it looks like a freaking flashlight shining out of my bum. It is just that sparkly. Doesn’t every girl want something sparkly in her life? Tiffany, Cartier, Harry Winston. Pffft. They have nothing on these things. Forget putting a diamond on my finger; put a diamond in my butt! 
This plug has unparalleled comfort. I’ve worn it for upwards of five to six hours and could have easily worn it for much longer. Because it’s glass it does have a bit of a weight to it, but actually it’s a pleasant weight. I find that when I’m wearing it, I’m more aware of my sensuality. I feel owned and dominated even if I’m the one doing the dominating. There is something about anal that puts me in the most delicious headspace and this plug is number one in doing it for me. 
I could go on and on for hours and days about how amazing all of the Crystal Delights toys are (helloooooo … they have TAILS!) but this is the flagship in the line, in my mind. When Crystal Delights first came out they had two sizes – large and small. The large plug has a longer neck and looked uncomfortable to me. I’m so glad I went with the small and thus the shorter necked plug. It simply does everything for me. 
You simply won’t know how amazing these toys really are until you try them. That’s all there is. 
Read my full review of the Small Clear Plug by Crystal Delights here.
Lubricant 
Natural Organics by Sliquid
Why do I have lube here? Because it’s lube! Everybody needs lube. Our bodies are not natural lubricant producers all the time. If you do any anal play at all and are even halfway concerned about your butt’s health, you must use lubricant. The ass doesn’t produce any natural lubricant on its own in the way a vagina does. No lube equals friction. Friction equals tearing. “Tearing” and “asshole” are two words that should never, ever go together. 
There are a million and one lubricants on the market and a million and one chemicals that manufacturers put in those lubricants. Some are more harmful to your body than others. Sliquid is an American company making super body-safe and organic lubricants that are bar none my favorite ones. I’ve tried tons and found that some dry out, some get sticky, and some … well, I don’t like to speak of some.
Sliquid makes a ton of different varieties, some water based and some silicone based. Some have flavors and some have no flavors. Some are warming and some are cooling. I like the plain old basic Natural Organics version that is water-based. It works with any toy material and any condom material. This lube has just ten ingredients and five of those are certified organic. My body likes those odds. 
There are so many other lubricants out there that claim to be body-safe and non toxic. This lube actually is both of those things. Why aren’t you using it already? 
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So there you have it. Six simple products that have changed my life. I couldn’t live without them and I sure as hell never want to be without them if I’m ever stuck on a desert island. We’ll just imagine the whole electricity issue isn’t an issue at all. Need a new toy in your life? Get one of these. Need a toy that will last you a lifetime and will get you hooked? Get one of these. 
I know my life wouldn’t be the same without them!

Review: Icicles No 23 Double End Dong

Icicles No 23

There are some toys I’ve always wanted in my life based on certain experiences I’ve had. Anal toys came from my first dominant insisting he preferred submissives who liked anal. Paddles came from years of playfully swatting myself with rulers. Double dongs came from watching lesbian porn in my formative years. My first foray into double dongs was an abysmal failure. It was a clear jelly piece of horror, smelly and made from totally body-unsafe material. I never used it and ended up throwing it out with the trash months after purchasing it.

Not so with the Icicles No 23 Double Dong made by Pipedream and sold at Fascinations Fun. Sure the experience is different with a glass dong than a jelly one, but what you’re compromising on with flexibility you’re making up for in handcrafted beautiful glass.

We all know of my love of glass toys and oftentimes how beautiful they can be. This piece is no different. It’s made from what I suspect to be Pyrex instead of what Pipedream says is glass. Most “glass” toys nowadays are made with Pyrex because it resists chips and breaking better than standard glass. That being said, I’m going to take Pipedream’s word and call it glass from here on out.

As I’ve previously talked about in reviews, glass is a wonderful material for sex toys because it is so versatile. For those that enjoy temperature play, it can be easily warmed up or cooled down for different sensations. Pipedream and Fascinations both suggest using a microwave for warming up glass, but be careful about this method. Anybody who has ever microwaved a glass food storage container can tell you how scalding hot glass can get in the microwave. I suggest running glass toys under warm water as a safer alternative where you can gradually raise the temperature of your toy in a more controlled manner. If you are going to microwave it, I suggest super short bursts of time. Five to fifteen seconds tops and then test it with your hand before you do anything like holding a scalding hot pink dong to any sensitive genitals. Second degree burns on your labia does not make for a happy toy enthusiast.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, cool temperatures provide an entirely different sensation. I prefer the cooler end of the spectrum in terms of temperature play, sometimes putting a glass or metal toy in the freezer for ten minutes before starting toy time. Where warm water will provide a controlled temperature raise, cold water will help in the opposite direction. I know many people who shudder at the idea of cold toys in their genital region and if you don’t know which you prefer, try both and decide for yourself. It’s simply a matter of preference and trial and error. Just remember to cool and warm your toys in a controlled, safe manner and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Icicles No 23 by Pipedream

The Icicles No 23 is a pleasant shade of translucent pink, reminiscent of the Epiphany Baton by Crystal Delights. Where I liked the pink before because it was color coordinated with a huge pink Swarovski crystal, the pink here seems …. predictable. Having looked at many, many sex toys in my years of sex toy shopping and reviewing, I can say that there is a distinct overkill use of pink and a lack of other colors on the market. I understand why manufacturers use pink as their go-to color. Women are the largest purchaser of sex toys and it’s gender stereotyping to assume all women like pink. I personally think this double dong would have looked spectacular in a blue color for example, but it is what it is. Set against a black background (like on the packaging for the No 23) the pink is actually very pretty.

Total length of No 23 is approximately 13 inches

This is a big dong, no doubt about that. The weight is somewhere between the nJoy Fun Wand and Pure Wand by my estimation. My entirely imprecise bathroom scale tells me it’s approximately one pound of solid glass. The dong itself is just shy of 13 inches in total length from tip to tip. If you’re going to be using this with just one person and depending on where you’re going to be inserting it, expect maybe half to be insertable. When I used this, I lubed up more than I realistically should have and ended up slipping a little bit when lube slid down the shaft of it. Rule of thumb – be realistic about the amount of lube you use.

Both ends of No 23 are designed to look like a cock head

Each side of No 23 is tipped with what are arguably penis heads. From the tiny urethra-like indentation at the very tip to the glans corona around soft spongy glans head. The glass has been shaped into a scoop shape and then has three little ridges under it. Those wanting a more gender-neutral dong should consider other toys. This is definitely intended to remind users of a penis, no doubt about that. On my No 23, one glans corona (the very ring of the cock head for the less medical terminology-aware) is slightly larger than the other. This tells me either the mold was crafted with slight differences or the item is actually hand blown (pun intended!) and this has resulted in minor differences between the sides. There really is no practical effect though. If yours arrives with similar differences, I doubt a less eagle-eyed user would notice.

In use the pronounced cock head is actually quite stimulating. I’m someone who prefers strong g-spot stimulation to orgasm and the ridged, protruding head hits my g-spot at an excellent angle. I like toys that take some time to make me orgasm in comparison to my trusty Pure Wand that takes all of 30 seconds to a minute tops. It’s a nice alternative. Glass is one of those materials that people either love or hate. “It’s too hard and not realistic feeling!” I’ve heard from the latter camp. Personally, I really enjoy the completely hard sensation. Combined with any lube of your choice, glass is a very slick material and has no friction.

I’ve referred to No 23 as my “penis scepter” and that’s definitely what this is. There’s no mistaking that No 23 is designed to look like a penis. If you’re looking for an alternative to jelly double dongs and don’t mind trading flexibility for a quality material, look into the Icicles No 23 Double Dong sold at Fascinations Fun. Sure, the pink color is a predictable choice, but you’ll find that on the whole you’ll love the idea of a glass double dong, solo or with someone! Use the extra length as a handle if you’re solo or if you’re with someone use it to penetrate two people at the same time. For those who enjoy showing off their glass toys, display it and wait for the questions to roll in. No 23 is a piece of art, no doubt about that.

Review: Tantus Mark O2 Dildo

There are dildos and then there are Tantus dildos. Tantus makes product in a class of their own and I never hesitate to recommend products they make. From dildos to anal plugs to dildos that double as vibrators to cock rings, they make it all and make it well.

The Tantus Mark dildo sold through Babeland is a relatively new addition to the Tantus line up and boy, am I glad they created it. While realistic dildos and even semi-realistic dildos aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, they have recently become an interest of mine. I have purple dildos, blue dildos, black and white dildos, and seemingly every color under the sun except skin colored dildos. Okay, okay. I admit, I wasn’t really ever a realistic dildo fan. If I wanted something penis-like, I’d just find a penis. See how warped my mind was?

Mark is made from Tantus’s special 100% medical-grade silicone called O2. This is my first foray into the O2 material and so far I am loving it. What’s so special about it is that the inner core of the dildo is firm, but still flexible. The outer skin is squishy and relatively lifelike. It bends however you need it to bend, and Mark has a slight curve to it anyways. Mark’s cousin Adam has a much more severe bend to it, likely intended to precisely stimulate g-spot areas. Mark does a pretty dang good job at hitting g-spots as it is so I’m not sure the severe bend of Adam is always necessary.

Mark’s head is squishy and I can say I’ve spent long periods of time just sitting pressing my fingers into the head of this dildo. It feels like the firmer inner core doesn’t extend all the way to the tip of Mark, much like in a real penis. The shaft of the dildo has a slight penis-like texture, with veins and ripples. You don’t necessarily feel it inside of you I think, but I appreciate the texture. It makes it feel more like that mythical penis thing (of which I haven’t partaken of in awhile) and less like a piece of silicone. The shaft has an almost matte finish while the head has a shiny finish and is sculpted to look like a real (though not defined) penis head, even down to the urethra slit at the tip. Watch out for that little slit cause lube and other materials can collect in it if you’re not very diligent about cleaning.

The base of this dildo is something I’m quite fond of. Tantus has recently redone how they pour their dildos I think and it’s lead to a much firmer base than shaft. The absolute bottom of this dildo is almost rock solid. This makes it easy to stand vertical on a flat surface, but since it’s not concave in any way there’s little to no suction.

Mark works perfectly in most any strap-on harness if you’re looking to this dildo has a strap-on compatible dildo. I would suggest a metal cock ring be used with it instead of rubber just to be on the safe side with materials. 100% medical grade silicone will not melt or deform, but I’m always wary of mixing my materials after having invested as much money in these items as I have. As opposed to my VixSkin Johnny from Vixen Creations that has realistic balls, the Tantus Mark has no balls and thus is compatible with most any strap-on harness out there. You don’t need to worry about containing the balls or having to hook the harness around them.

Like most any other realistic or semi-realistic feeling silicone dildo on the market, Mark is a lint magnet. Oh man is he. Just sitting in my drawer for a week it has collected little lint and dust particles all over it. You can solve this by storing this dildo in the plastic clamshell packaging it comes in or in a plastic bag. That being said, I highly recommend washing it before use, as I would any other toy, to ensure that you’re using a clean, lint-free toy for your sexy times.

I know I’ve mentioned how much I like 100% medical grade silicone toys before for their easy sterilization and cleaning, but it bears repeating again. Wash with antibacterial soap and warm to hot water and pat dry with a soft towel or air dry for optimal lint-free times. It can also be sterilized completely by boiling for 3-5 minutes. Tantus uses only body safe 100% medical grade silicone that is non-porous, phthalate free and hypo-allergenic. You can’t go wrong with a Tantus silicone toy in terms of body-safe properties.

The Tantus Mark dildo available at Babeland is an excellent addition to my dildo collection and is perfect for those times when I want something a little thicker than the Vixen Creations Mistress but thinner than VixSkin Johnny. I highly recommend this dildo in all colors for someone who wants a semi-realistic, easy to care for, average thickness, strap-on compatible dildo.




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Review: Bikini Harness by Sportsheets

Spareparts Bikini Harness

“Hold on, honey. Take a breather while I adjust my crotch strap.” Wait, what? Okay, so that exchange never happened, but it sure could. At least with this harness.

The Sportsheets Bikini Harness sold at Fascinations Fun is a nifty different style for a strap-on harness. I also own a Latigo Leather harness (also by Sportsheets) and a Spareparts Joque harness for strap-on delights. Admittedly I haven’t used any of them to have sex yet, but in my mind there’s something to be said about always being prepared. Can you tell I was a Girl Scout? Plus there’s little that’s sexier for me than putting on my cock and just playing with it.

First off, I’d like to say how much I love Fascinations. Seriously. They have some of the coolest stuff, the best prices and the best discounts (for you thrifty sex toy users!) When I receive packages, they’re packed with care and arrive super quickly. If you haven’t checked out Fascinations yet, you’re definitely missing out.

Okay, enough pining over a sex toy company. Back to the actual harness. This harness is a bikini style harness as compared to a two strap harness. Wearing this harness is like wearing one big (heavy) g-string. Wearing a two strap harness like my Latigo or Joque is like wearing a … well, jock strap. There’s two straps that go from the crotch section to the back of the harness and those straps cut under your butt cheeks. Now us ladies (or other users of harnesses) can get a feel for what it’s like to play football, minus the padding and 300 pound defensive ends slamming into us. Personally, I like the feel of a two strap harness. They feel more secure. I can see how they’d be cumbersome to wear around as a packing harness and that’s where I like the idea of bikini style harness like this one. Heck, I don’t think you’d even have to wear undies.

Modeling the Bikini Harness over jeans.

Given that this is practically a g-string, the straps on this are going to be fairly slim. For me to feel secure with this on, I had to tighten the straps by pulling on the loose tab in the back (rather difficult when wearing) to the point that I had a bit of a muffin top spillover. Hence why you are not seeing me in this harness – I wasn’t too thrilled about the rollover action I was getting. Going back to the strap tightening, this is where I found the biggest flaw in the harness. It’s really difficult to adjust when you’re wearing it. You have to reach around back and pull the straps in a way that is not easy to do. Especially the crotch strap. You pull downward to tighten it. That being said, if you have really long, limber arms I doubt this would be a problem. It would also not be much of a problem if your partner would do it for you. Having no partner to help me and short arms, I kind of rotated my torso just so and sorta pulled as best I could. The straps are connected in the back by a rather heavy metal O-ring and I giggle when I wear it cause it’s like having a target on my ass.

The crotch panel of the harness is actually really nice. It’s made of soft padded fabric and is really comfortable. The O-ring that holds the dildo (in this case the included silicone dildo … more on that later!)  is sewn into the actual lining of the panel. There’s no changing it out for larger, thicker dildos. Not a huge deal but when I started trying other dildos in this harness, anything thicker than the included dildo wouldn’t fit that well. As it is the dildo that comes with this is a fairly snug fit. The dildo sits against your pubic bone because there’s no backing to the panel. It’s not a huge deal but I can see vigorous sex perhaps causing some chafing to occur when silicone dildo rubs against skin.

Detail of the crotch panel and dildo when worn over jeans. Notice how the dildo sits against your skin rather than against a panel. 

I did like that you can possibly launder this harness if you do it on the gentle cycle and if you throw it in with other clothes. Remember that the metal O-ring on the back is rather large and it’ll knock around against the inside of your washing machine if you won’t pad the machine with other clothes. Another alternative if you don’t want to risk that is washing this by hand, which I would think would be preferable and least risky in terms of ruined appliances.

Can we talk about the dildo now? Yes! Yes, we can talk about the dildo now. I freaking love this dildo. I’ve been less than thrilled before when toys are included in sets, mostly because there’s always a weak link. One of the pieces will inevitably be crappy. I was expecting this dildo to be sub par and end up on my throw-away pile. Oh hell no. I love this dildo. First off, it’s pure silicone. Like my other much-loved and adored Tantus and Fun Factory dildos. I’m talking perfect quality silicone that is purple, shimmery and just the right curve. The head of the dildo is slightly bulbous and the shaft is curved nicely to aid in g-spot stimulation. And boy howdy, it stimulated my g-spot. It’s juuuuuust thick enough for me to enjoy while not being overly thick. Like I said before, thicker dildos didn’t fit in the sewn-in O-ring on the harness panel so this dildo is medium sized in thickness.

Compared with my two strap harnesses, I really love this bikini style harness. The Spareparts Bikini Harness sold at Fascinations Fun is fun to wear, sexy to look at, and comes with a great body-safe silicone dildo. I wish the straps were easier to adjust, but I can overlook that and remember to do more yoga so I can be more flexible. The included dildo is fantastic and I hope to use this for sexy times when the time is right. There’s a place inside everybody where you just want to sit around a stroke a cock all day, and this is how I do it. Strap on and stroke up.

Review: Tantus Silk Large

Tantus Silk Large in Purple Haze

Oh Tantus. If there are two companies in the sex toy manufacturing world that are near and dear to my heart, they are Tantus and Njoy. It is hard not to enjoy their products. They are well thought out, well designed and well manufactured.

I have long admired the Tantus Silk Large in Purple Haze sold by Fascinations Fun has long been a dildo I have admired and lusted after. It seems so basic in it’s construction and design, yet so many have recommended the Silk line of Tantus dildos as first time dildos. There’s a reason for this. Actually there are several reasons.

First off – It’s 100% body safe medical grade silicone. Tantus has the best quality silicone I’ve found on the market. Boil it, bleach it, sterilize it. Other than lighting it directly on fire or using silicone lube on it, there’s not much you can do to destroy these things. As to the fire thing, I’ve heard rumors you can hold an open flame to quality silicone and it will not melt. I’ve just been too chicken to do this with my own toys. Silicone can be shared among partners, though I do suggest using a condom for easy and quick swapping. Also condoms make anal to vaginal play more possible without the risk of a dreaded infection.

Why else do I love this dildo? The shape and size. This is the largest of the Silk line dildos, with the smallest being little more than a thick thumb’s diameter. I have previously recommended the Silk Small to friends who are interested in pegging but don’t want to put something too thick up their butt their first time out. The Large dildo is a hair over 6 1/4 inches insertable with a diameter of 1 1/4 at the shaft’s base and oh-so-slightly tapering out at the tip. You can feel the slight taper as you stroke the length of this shaft as you would a penis. The shaft curves in a way that will hit your g-spot and stimulate the area nicely. The blunt end is good because it will not poke at your g-spot like other toys I’ve tried will, instead making contact and stimulating the whole area. My g-spot needs more pinpoint stimulation, but I enjoyed the blunt bulbous end of the Silk very much so. The head of the dildo is not lifelike or designed to mimic a penis in any way so those who prefer their toys to be gender nonspecific will enjoy that. No scary, veiny, overly realistic cocks here.

Third, this makes a fantastic option when used in conjunction with a strap-on harness. The flared base and diameter make the Silk easily fit into most standard cock rings that come with harnesses. I found it worked in both my Latigo Leather harness and my Spareparts Joque harness. As a woman, having the ability to slide a dildo into a harness and strap it on is very empowering. I could literally sit all day and play with my new found cock, just stroking it and waving it around. Cock envy is fantastic. That being said, the flared base is rather small compared to other dildos I use as strap-on compatible dildos.  Unless the ring you’ve put your dildo in with your harness sits very snuggly around the base, there is a possibility that the Silk Large could wobble around or slide loose (assuming you let it.) The base of the Silk Large is a very flat 2 1/4 inches across. The flat surface helps it stand up with using the toy vertically on another flat surface and gives a mild suction, but not compared to other dildos that are specifically designed with a suction cup base.

While I do love the silicone material Tantus uses to make their products, I’ve found them to be extreme lint magnets. They attract most anything, whether dust, hair, or lint from whatever I’m storing it in. Storing silicone toys together is also difficult as I’ve found they do the melty thing when pressed together for long periods of time.

New Packaging Fail

Recently Tantus did a redesign of their packaging for most, if not all of their toys. When I first started purchasing Tantus toys, they arrived in plastic bags with a cardboard label folded in half and stapled over the bag’s edge. There was minimal packaging and very little you could injure yourself on with the exception of the small staples perhaps. Tantus has since transitioned to plastic clamshell packging that inserts into more plastic boxes with interlocking flaps at the top. Their new packaging is shown here at left with Deuce 2 also by Tantus.  Maybe I’m just inept at opening packing (my hands and fingertips hold the scars of many scissor / plastic fights) but I’ve found that the new packaging is hard to get open and on a several occasions  I’ve sliced into skin doing so. Additionally it’s a lot of extra packaging I now need to dispose of somehow. The clamshell insert is nice because you can store your dildo that way but the box,  besides being a information conveying device, does little but take up space and add to landfills. If I was a Tantus marketing employee I would see if there’s a different way to package items that will take less materials and lead to less injuries.


Packaging aside, the Tantus Silk Large in Purple Haze sold at Fascinations Fun makes for an excellent dildo for beginners looking for something easy to use but still effective. It’s not realistic like other dildos on the market and can be used in a harness for strap-on play. Be careful to make sure the harness ring fits snug against the base. The silicone is easily cleaned and the purple shimmer iridescence to it is very pretty to the eye. The color reminds me of a nail polish color I had as a small child.

Review: Rose G-Spotter from Babeland.com

If you’ve been following my reviews, you’ve probably noticed my love of glass toys. There’s just something about them that appeals to me. The Rose G-Spotter from Babeland.com fits the bill perfectly.

First and foremost, I am a fan of Pyrex and glass sex toys simply because they can be fully disinfected. Whether boiled, bleached, put in the dishwasher or otherwise, this material can be used in filthy, nasty ways and still be cleaned wonderfully. My inner germaphobe revels in this fact. This means I don’t have to worry about the hard material absorbing germies or using a condom over glass toys if I want to use them both vaginally and anally. Of course if I plan on using it anally and then vaginally right in a row I still use a condom so I don’t have to stop and disinfect. Don’t ever go anal to vaginal unless you want either an infection or a UTI. Besides, it’s just icky in my mind. Would you want poop up your vag? Gross!

Another thing I like about glass is the sheer hardness of the toys. As someone who likes rougher sex than most, I like toys that replicate that rough penetration I may receive from my partner. The weight of glass that comes from the material is a wonderful feeling as well. Whether anally or vaginally, the weight of glass toys is definitely something you feel inside of you. Glass anal plugs definitely feel weighty in your ass and I love it. It reminds me that I’m filled and plugged, turning me on and I love that.

Glass can also be used in some temperature play, another great play time activity. I put my glass toys in the freezer for about five to ten minutes and I swear I orgasm so much harder when toys are cold. To warm up glass toys, it’s recommended to run them under warm water instead of other ways of warming. This will ensure that the glass doesn’t become too hot and possibly burn something you definitely don’t want to burn.

My Rose G-Spotter came with a great padded storage case by Don Wands. It’s thick and plush, made of a black padded velvet-like material with a drawstring at one end to keep your dildo safely stowed inside the storage case. I’ve tossed it around and it’s not come loose or damaged it at all.

The actual dildo is a soft rosy pink color, reminding me of the old phrase “seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.” I inspected the whole dildo thoroughly and was disappointed to find a little imperfection in the bulbous head of the dildo. I can feel the chip when I run my hand over the spot and while it’s not too sharp, I do have slight concerns that it would scratch me if it was bigger. That’s a risk you run when you use glass toys though. Treat these toys well otherwise you could very well end up with a chip in them. Keep them in a padded storage bag and away from other glass toys. Don’t drop them or swing them around.

I settled in to use the dildo and liked that multi bulbed portion can be used as a handle as well as a penetrative portion. Glass can be used with any type of lubricant and I used some of Wet’s new lube, Synergy, which is a mixture of water-based and silicone lube. There’s no worry about the glass material dissolving using silicone-based lubricants. Pretty much any lube will make glass super slick and wonderful for easy thrusting.

My g-spot is located in a somewhat strange position and I’ve tried many toys that claim to hit the g-spot perfectly. While I was thrusting this one with the bent end inside my vagina, it didn’t quite hit my spot perfectly, but it did a pretty good job. This was a great toy for extending out my play time. Normally when I play I last roughly 30 seconds to a minute and this dildo made me last probably double that before I came.

The next time I used this toy I wanted to try it anally. This time I used Wet’s Synergy again and lubed up the multi-bulbed end. It went in my ass smoothly and I really enjoyed the bulbs rubbing the inside my ass as I thrusted with it. Using the dildo this way was really great and I will probably use it more this way than anything in the future. With it’s easy clean up properties, this makes a great anal dildo.

I really enjoyed this dildo and the fact that it’s glass only makes it better. While it didn’t quite hit my g-spot perfectly, it hit it well enough and felt even better in my ass.

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