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Review: Courtney Trouble’s Roulette Toronto

Courtney Trouble’s Roulette Toronto

I love porn. I love good queer indie porn. I like porn that not everybody may like. I like natural bodies, gender queer people, safe sex practices, lots of toy use and most importantly chemistry between the actors.

Courtney Trouble makes her special kind of porn even better in Roulette Toronto, available from Good Vibrations. There have been several in this series before, including Roulette Berlin, Roulette Dirty South and No Fauxxx Roulette. This time they’re up in Canada and have made the best of the people and places available to them.

Courtney herself stars in a scene with Judy Minx and does something special to my girly parts in the process. It’s a long, drawn out, but well done scene shot by April Flores, who later stars with Dylan Ryan. There’s fingering, toying, fucking, licking, and all together hotness all around. I have to say, I love when there’s lingerie that stays on throughout a scene and this movie delivers that for me. Judy is pretty freaking hot in this scene.

The one thing I didn’t like about this scene was the questionable lighting. It seemed like either it was over lit or under lit. Porn on a budget almost. Hey, don’t get me wrong, I love amateur stuff. Making it real and gritty. But there’s also something to be said about being able to see what’s going on. Maybe invest in a few more lights and not ones that are so harsh.

River Turner, Drew Deveaux and one of my perennial favorites Jiz Lee star in a scene where they’re all in a dance studio working out (rehearsing a dance I guess) and it quickly devolves into a pretty fantastic threesome right there on the floor of the dance studio. You don’t need a ton of toys when you have three amazingly sexual people and this is scene is an example of it. Fingers, tongues and hands make for great sex.

I think my favorite concept of the whole movie was April Flores calling for an escort and finding that Dylan Ryan was one who showed up. Women are sex work clients too and we often forget that when talking about the subject. The Njoy Eleven makes an appearance in this scene, the long lusted-after toy of my dreams. Of all the things I could fixate on, I found myself in love with Dylan’s earrings and high heels. Random, but they were fantastic. April Flores is a porn actor that absolutely knows how to do what she does and it shows. She enjoys it immensely and her chemistry with Dylan is beyond hot. Their friendship also shows in this scene. You can tell that even if the cameras weren’t there, they’d be cuddling and having fun together. Hell, they’d probably end up having the same great, hot sex too!

While I seriously had a hard time deciding which scene in this movie was my favorite (they were all great), I would probably have to say Lascivia Liberty and Scout’s scene on a hot pink bed in a hot pink bedroom was my favorite. There is just something so freaking hot for me about a gender bending sex session that gets me going. The mix of harnesses, work boots, lingerie and high heels? Yes please! There are so many fun positions and toys used in this scene. First and foremost is a strap-on harness. I’ve recently become enamored with everything to do with harnesses and can first hand tell you how sexually empowering it is to use one, even if not to have sex. The possibility of switching between and among genders so easily makes for absolutely great sex.

The bonus scene with Dia Zerva and Wordman is probably my second favorite scene. Dia is one of my favorites from Kink.com and I find myself looking for her feature length performances more after seeing her there. Watching her pole dance made me want to get up and shimmy my little bum all over some one’s face and crotch only to be rewarded with hot sex and more of that fantastic Njoy Eleven action. There’s inherent dom/sub tones to this scene, something I love when watching porn. Dia’s necklace is collar-like and reminds me that I would like something similar in the future. I know I’ve talked about how I don’t like to watch blowjobs in porn most of the time, but I found myself actually liking the blowjob Dia gives Wordman and really getting turned on by it. That was a shocker to me!

The music throughout this movie is fresh and moves the plot along. It doesn’t overpower the natural noises from the sex and sits comfortably along side it. I mentioned the lighting issue before and while this was a bit of a downer for me in Courtney and Judy’s scene and April and Dylan’s scene, overall the lighting in the other scenes was excellent.

Roulette Toronto by Courtney trouble and sold through Good Vibrations is a movie that will be going on my porn shelf and probably be brought out often. The combination of great chemistry among the actors, hot sex, great toy use and examples of safe sex make this a movie that I would recommend. Queer porn isn’t for everyone, that’s for sure. Queer porn is designed though to be accessible for everyone. There’s real people, real bodies and real sex. There’s something for everyone.

The trailer for Roulette: Toronto:

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Review: Madison Young’s Lucky – A Woman’s POV

My porn tastes have never run very mainstream. I’ve never liked the same old cliches I see in 95% of porn. From a very young (and probably illegal in my jurisdiction) age I’ve found myself attracted to sexual images most of “average” society would find shocking, unattractive or downright wrong. Maybe it’s the taboo of the whole thing. I like the taboo of enjoying what others don’t.

What first attracted me to Lucky: A Woman’s POV sold at GoodVibes.com was that one of my very favorite stars was in it. Madison Young is probably in my top five list of favorite adult performers. While the list is constantly fluctuating, I can say Belladonna, Claire Adams and Madison Young are more than likely on that select list.

The second thing that attracted me to it was that it’s a porn shot from a woman’s perspective. That’s not something you see often. Porn in general is something mainly directed at a male audience and only recently has been opening up to women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the gender queer. Many of the titles in my porn library fill this newer segment of the market. If I want straight up boring “insert zeeee peeeeeeeenis in the vaginaaaaa” porn I’ll go to the internet and find some poorly produced and poorly shot quick clip. Sorry, Adult Film Industry. Those things don’t interest me.

Lucky: A Woman’s POV is a series of vignettes (or scenes I guess), usually of Madison and other performers, getting down and dirty in a hotel room or other somewhat discrete location. Everything has been shot with handheld cameras and you often see the Flip camera that Madison herself wields during many of the escapades. Madison has taken some of her best friends on a trip to Vegas and you go with them as they walk through the casinos and explore the hotel rooms.

If you’re looking for any kind of penis in your porn, look for other movies. This is purely a girl on girl porn. But it’s not the mainstream girl on girl porn I quickly grew tired of years ago. These are not heterosexual girls paid to be lezzies and lick some other girl’s pussy. These are actual gender queer performers who don’t care what the parts are. They are attracted to the person. That kind of appreciation for sexuality as a fluid concept comes through in their performances.

There are several lesser known performers in this move and some I’ve never even heard of. Madison mentions that two of the girls she films having sex are girls she picked up off the street and asked if they’d share their attractions with her camera. This is real girl sex. Not that fake stuff with long nails (have you ever met a lesbian with long manicured nails?!), silicone breasts and spray on tans. These are girls with some curves, glasses and people you’d find at the corner cafe sipping a cup of coffee. But at the same time the passion they display for their sexuality is very real and very erotic.

Admittedly the film making quality of this movie is slightly less as it was shot on mostly handheld cameras, but once you really get into it you forget those things or notice them less. You know the camera isn’t angled for the “money shot” because the person holding the camera is enjoying herself and not focusing on the camera. The film is crisp than some larger budget pornography but I like it. I like the look of amateur porn.

There is a slight background soundtrack to this movie, but nothing that’s distracting. I didn’t even know it was there until I turned the sound all the way up on happenstance thinking my speakers were off. The music is good quality and plays well into the scenes.

My favorite part about this movie? Madison has brought out the really good toys. I love when I see good toys in a porn and here she’s bought out what seems to be everybody’s favorites – the Hitachi, the Njoy Pure Wand (my personal favorite), and what looked like a Fun Factory dildo I couldn’t identify. Quality toys always make me very happy when I see them used in porn. They make me want to invest in it if I don’t already have it or use it more if I do. I can tell you I was damn inspired to pull out my Pure Wand while I was watching Dylan Ryan use it on Madison. Oh heck yes.

If you’re looking for a gender queer porn with great realistic girl/girl action, innovative use of hand held cameras to get POV shots that would otherwise be missed, great girls and awesome use of good quality sex toys, you will enjoy Lucky: A Woman’s POV sold at GoodVibes.com.

Review: We-Vibe II

The We-Vibe II

Okay, I’ll be honest with you. This review was hard to write. Why? Not because the We-Vibe II  isn’t fantastic. Let’s get this right out there in the beginning – it’s absolutely amazing. I had trouble reviewing this vibrator because of it’s designed use as primarily a couples vibrator. Seeing as how I don’t have a partner to play with and test this toy, I can’t legitimately give it a true test of one of it’s main uses. But I’ll try my best to give it the most fair and thorough review I can without a partner. That’s a promise.

Let’s start off with product specifications. I know this looks huge in pictures, but when you get it you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how little it really is. It’s height is 2 1/4 inches and is roughly 1 1/8 inches wide. In the shape it’s shown in the picture above, it’s 3 1/4 inches. The We-Vibe website says unfolded it’s 11 inches, but you really shouldn’t have to unfold it so I wouldn’t concern yourself with that measurement. The total weight of the vibe is 2 ounces. It’s very light and you don’t feel it when it’s in place other than a pleasurable sensation.

The exterior of this vibe is made from 100% medical grade silicone. You’ve probably read before how I love toys that are silicone because they are very body safe. I won’t rehash everything I’ve said before, but needless to say I find this feature of the We-Vibe II to be great. The vibe is completely sealed and is therefor waterproof. Use it in the tub, shower, hot tub, pool, etc. You can’t get this thing wet inside unless you puncture the silicone cover.

But how do you charge it or power it if the cover doesn’t come off, you say? Well, this is another feature I love about this toy. The We-Vibe II is a rechargable sex toy. How very eco of it! At the tip of the top part of the vibe, right under the part of the vibe you press to turn it on and cycle through the nine vibration modes (I’ll get to that later) is a little dimply where you just press the charger into. It doesn’t penetrate the silicone and yet the vibe still charges. Fantastic! When you first get this toy, make sure to charge it for 16 hours minimum to get the longest battery life possible. This charging time will last you for two hours of continuous run time. Standby time lasts up to 60 days. 

 You can see the little inset dimple right at the
tip of the top half of the We-Vibe II. This is
where the power charger plugs in.

Back to those vibration patterns. Both sides of the rounded flattened pads vibrate on this toy. The top portion is intended to sit on your clit and stimulate that while the bottom portion is designed to be worn inside the vagina, thus giving added sensation to the inside of the vagina, g-spot and penis during sex. This is where the couples portion of the design comes in. Both partners receive stimulation from this toy, not just the woman. Now some guys may be freaked out at the prospect of having their dick vibrated during sex (my first sexual partner got so mad when I wanted to use toys that it actually was a huge turn off for me), but I can assure them the added sensation is simply amazing. I’ve had numerous testimonials from men that say any added sensation during vaginal sex makes for a more intense orgasm on their behalf. Since most women I’ve talked to need some kind of clitoral stimulation to orgasm from penetrative sex, this is an excellent option to provide that stimulation hands-free.

I could try to describe to you all the vibration patterns, but I’d probably fail. There are so many of them. Nine in fact. And trust me – they all feel different and they all feel good. Here is a graphic that the makers of this vibe provide on their website that visually describes the vibration patterns.

Courtesy We-Vibe.com

One feature I liked about the power button/vibration pattern button on this toy is that it’s well placed. When being worn, the power button will sit outside the vagina and can be easily accessed. It’s not as easily accessed in, say, missionary or modified missionary position given that it would be between you and your partner, but a simply stop and press of the button will quickly solve that problem. The little nub that indicates the power button doesn’t sit too high up so if you don’t have sensitive fingertips you may miss it by touch. You can see it when looking at it though. Another great feature to the power controls is that you don’t have to cycle through all patterns to turn this toy off if you want it off quickly. Just hold it down for a longer period of time than you would to switch patterns and it will turn off all together. It took about five seconds on average of me holding it to turn off.

The inside of the “paddles” I guess I will call them are textured with ridges. They are probably designed this way so that the toy grips your body and doesn’t slide out when being used during penetrative sex. I would think thrusting may jostle this around if it wasn’t textured in some way. The top paddle has softer ridges while the bottom paddle that sits inside your vagina has more pronounced ridges. When being worn, neither set of ridges are uncomfortable I think.

This is an instructional video that the makers of the We-Vibe II have uploaded to YouTube.

I’m a bit of a packaging snob and I was really pleased with the packaging on the We-Vibe. It’s super classy. Some sex toys come in boxes that are plastered with naked ladies that have huge, obviously medically-altered breasts. The box this toy comes in has no figures, no naked ladies, no busting tittays, nothing. It has the company logo with a cut out to see the actual toy on the front and information in six languages on the back. You won’t be ashamed to pick this box up in any adult store if you go to one. Matter of fact, the sales people will think you have excellent taste.

The We-Vibe comes with more goodies than most new cars come with. Hell, there’s about more paperwork than my car came with when I purchased it new. When you buy this vibrator you get the following items:

  • The We-Vibe II itself
  • Lilac satin drawstring pouch for storage and travel
  • Charger specific to your country
  • Instruction manual
  • “Your Invitation to Pleasure” pamphlet
  • Laminated card with vibration patterns visually presented like above
  • 90 Day Replacement Warranty

If you purchase the We-Vibe II from Good Vibrations you will also receive some really amazing exclusive goodies. To start off with, there’s a super cute little pin that has “I <3 My (picture of the We-Vibe II)" on a white background. Put it where you want. People who don't know what the We-Vibe II is or know a little about sex toys may not even know what the pin is about. This toy sure doesn't look like your standard sex toy (nor does it function like one.) Also included when you buy the We-Vibe from Good Vibrations is a package of sample products and fun extras. First let's talk about my favorite item - the Good Vibrations Illustrated Feel Good Magnets. They're magnets! With sex toys on them! One has a Hitachi, one some red anal beads and one a purple rabbit vibe. I mean come on, how cute is that?! They're illustrated sex toy magnets to put on your fridge or elsewhere if you don't want company seeing them. Also included is one latex condom in a round package. There's a GV Vanilla-Scented Wipe that can be used on both toys and genitals post-coitus, whether solo or with partners. There is some Please Cream Lubricant. It is a water-based, glycerine-free lubricant. A warning for those concerned - this lube does have parabens in it if you don't want to use them. Finally there is a little trial sachet of the JimmyJane Massage Lotion (multiple varieties). Nice extras, huh? So what is my final verdict of the We-Vibe II, available at Good Vibrations? Having not tested it with a partner, I can’t be sure of it’s use there. Other reviews I’ve read of this vibe from people who have used it with partners have been fairly glowing. As a solo vibe, I really like it. The vibration patterns are really numerous and as someone who likes fairly intense vibrations, I found this toy’s vibrations to be more than sufficient for me. It sat nicely on my clit and did a good job stimulating it. Because I have a vertical clit hood piercing, it did make a bit of noise with rattling on the stainless steel of my barbell, but given that most women don’t have this piercing I don’t foresee it as a problem.

This toy has excellent potential to be a great partnered sex toy and I can’t wait to use it with a sexual partner. As someone who needs clitoral stimulation to orgasm, I am excited at the possibility of not having to hold a vibe on my clit during sex to orgasm. If this vibrator will help me orgasm, it just may be my favorite vibe ever.

Review: Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator thru GoodVibes.com

Okay, everybody. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Well perhaps it’s not so secret if you know me. I’m kinky. I know right? Huge surprise!

My kinks are wide and varied and include some more vanilla things and even some deep dark secret fantasies I only share with my closest friends and loved ones. A kink I’ve carried with me for the longest time is to be controlled remotely by another person, a dominant person. Usually it involves some kind of toy inserted in me and them holding the remote, activating the toy whenever they please to see me squirm.

In my travels through Sex Toy Land, I’ve come across many remote control vibes claiming to be fantastic. They’ve espoused their own virtues about range, vibration strength and other fantastic features. There are two problems with most of them sadly: (1) they are out of my price range as a lowly student or (2) they fall short when it comes to features or have inherent design flaws.

I had such high hopes for the Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator sold through Good Vibrations. The idea that I could have a remote vibrator for someone to control me at a distance? Unffff, I love. But sadly, this vibe fell short and ended up falling into the second category of problems that usually befall remote controlled vibrators.

Let’s start off with the specs of this toy. The actual insertable portion of the vibe is the piece seen on the right side of the picture in this review. At the end of the black cap that seals the battery compartment is a black looped string/wire that makes the bullet itself be retrievable once inside your vagina. Though it’s near impossible to lose something in your vagina, you definitely don’t want to have to go to the ER to explain why you need help finding this. The actual shell of the egg is made of ABS plastic. It’s hard to the touch and has absolutely no give. This makes it … well, difficult to insert unless your vaginal opening is pretty stretched out. Let’s just say it took a lot of slow stretching and deep breaths to get this sucker inside me. Once inside my vagina I felt the thickness of it for sure. For an egg, this vibe is very thick. It’s 1 1/4″ in diameter, probably the side of most average dildos. I’m not complaining about the size once it’s inside you, but rather that initial insertion is difficult even with the slightly pointed head.

The ABS plastic is smooth to the touch and almost velvety. When the battery cap is screwed on tightly, there’s no large seams or scratchy parts that could otherwise irritate the inside of your vagina. There is a gasket that seals out any fluids and the string at the end of the egg doesn’t appear to have any place for bacterial to collect. I looked all over the packaging and inside the care manual and couldn’t find a mention of this vibrator being waterproof. This means that while you can run it under water to clean it, you shouldn’t submerge it for any period of time because water can get into the battery compartment and possibly give you a shock.

The remote that controls the egg is very easy to use. Once you install the 12V battery that comes included with the vibe into the backside of the remote, you can very easily figure out how to use it. There’s one little round power button in the lower right hand side of the front. The vibration pattern and intensity can be scrolled through with the heart shaped button, right being a + sign and left being a – sign. There are ten different vibration patterns to scroll through, ranging from the initial low steady vibration to a higher steady vibration. There are also alternating patterns with different vibration patterns. The remote itself has the same ABS plastic material for it’s shell. Smooth to the touch and easy to hold. The screen is easy to read and shows you the vibration pattern and what number it is. It also indicates when the battery in the remote is low.

Okay so we’ve talked about all the specs. Now I guess is when I have to tell you why I found this toy to be lacking. Let’s start with the fact that when I received this toy, the included AAA batteries were already corroded. Not an issue itself cause I have my own, but something that did kind of tick me off. Didn’t start me off on the right foot here.

Secondly, I think this toy has some serious problems with the remote linking. I could be across the room and not even holding the remote or have it on and the vibe would randomly turn on. Completely spontaneously without me even pressing buttons. Ummm … what? Okay fine, so I took the vibe and placed it away from the remote. It still turned on without me even touching it! Gah! I even woke up in the middle of the night one time wondering what the heck that noise was to find my vibe had turned itself on! That’s so not cool. It’s a remote toy and should only remotely turn on when I tell it to, not when it feels like. Plus it is a serious drain on battery life. I finally had to remove one of the batteries from the egg just to get some peace from the spontaneous vibrations.

Do I think this toy has potential? Yes! Maybe I just got a deficient one. Maybe mine’s broken. I don’t know. But it just seemed super weird to me that this toy would do this, especially at the price Good Vibes is selling it. I hope I just got a malfunctioning toy because there are so many things I would love if it worked properly. I had a friend suggest that something near me was on the same remote frequency and thus causing it to turn on and off. Well, I do live in an apartment building with closely positioned apartments so it’s entirely possible. But still, I’m not sure I’d like that if that was indeed the case. How can you be entirely sure what you’re clicking is what is being received? What if your next door neighbor wants to watch ESPN and you want to get your lady off? I don’t think the two should interact.

So what did I like about the Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator? I’m going to be extremely weird and say the packaging. It’s a black and white box with neon pink lettering. The large words are in French with everything subtitled in English. The packing is covered in black and white cartoon drawings, reminding me of the Housewives at Play series I love so much. They depict a woman pleasuring herself and presumably using this toy internally. The front cover opens up to the left and is magnetic. The inside has more of the same cartoons and is really pretty. This toy comes with an instruction book with every conceivable language inside.

The remote for this vibe takes a 12 volt battery and the vibe itself takes two AAA batteries. The battery life is heartbreakingly short compared to other vibes that take AAA batteries. The remote battery has an even shorter lifespan. ‘Tis very sad indeed. A mere two weeks after first installing the battery in the remote and it’s already flashing at me to replace it without having used it except maybe twice during that two week period.

The bottom line is that the Secret Buzz Remote Bullet Vibrator available at Good Vibrations is a fun toy in theory. I really want to find a remote toy that functions well and has all the features I like. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be that toy for me. I had desperately hoped it would be and gave it many an opportunity, but I just don’t quite think it’s there yet. 

Review: Girls Night In Kit from GoodVibes.com

Good things come in small packages. Isn’t that what we’ve always heard? Being a petite woman (4’10”) I like to use that old adage frequently in my life.

The Girls Night In Kit from GoodVibes.com is a cute little kit that comes in a mini Chinese take-out style package. Packed inside that little container is four sample size products and a bullet vibe for that added zing.

Unfortunately something in my kit leaked during transport so most of my products are coated in oil, but it’s at least pleasant smelling oil! It’s nothing a little rinsing off won’t take care of.

The little sample size bottle of Touch Me Massage Oil is 0.5 ounces and makes for a great take along item if you plan on getting or giving someone a massage. The scent is a pomegranate mint smell and smells amazing. The oil is a sweet almond oil based massage oil and feels great on the skin. Obviously being an oil-based product, it will leave your skin feeling a bit greasy but a quick hop in the shower with that special someone you just experienced the massage with will cure that. Compared with other massage oils I’ve tried, I really like the smell and feel of this one. The size won’t go far, but it’s great for a sample.

There is also a little mini tub of Please Pleasure Cream that is 0.5 ounces as well. It’s a long lasting stimulating cream and can be used on nipples and the clitoris. Rub a little on those areas and you’ll experience a tingly sensation that lasts. It smells slightly citrusey and a little like menthol, one of the ingredients. On the skin it has a greasy feeling and I probably wouldn’t recommend getting any in your mouth. It’s not designed to be ingested probably. Don’t use it with your latex condoms either because it’s not compatible with latex. Clean up with this product is simple – just a little soap and water. For what it does, this is a great size of this product.

Two sample packets of lubricant are also included in this kit. The first is Please Cream lubricant. It’s a creamy lubricant that is water based, making it great for all materials of sex toys. It has a rich, thick feel to it and would be great as a jack off lubricant I think. It won’t interact with latex condoms and can also be used with your partner during sex. The second sample packet is Please Gel. It is also a water-based lubricant so it can be used with any material sex toys are made of. I generally use regular water-based lubricants and found the gel to be easier to work with but that it became a bit sticky after a few minutes. I would recommend a different lube for anal play as well because it dries up faster than other lubes. The Please Cream might be better for anal play. I like this Please Gel lube, but it isn’t the best lube I’ve used.

Also included in this kit is a bullet vibe. It’s a pretty standard plastic bullet vibe, 2 1/4 inches long and uses three watch batters for power. The one touch button on the end is easy to use and the bullet has one speed. It’s not very loud, probably easily concealed beneath a blanket or when the television is on. The downside to bullets that use watch batteries is that they run through batteries very fast because watch batteries don’t provide a ton of energy. If you have spare batteries on hand, that’s probably going to make it last longer.

This Girls Night In Kit from GoodVibes.com would make a great party favor for bachelorette parties or as bridesmaid gifts. It’s small and has five products packed inside a cute little package. Make sure to check out all the Good Vibes exclusive products and find something to treat yourself to.