Sleek Silhouette

The holiday season is upon us! With only about a month of shopping ahead, it’s time to consider buying a sex toy (or two) for that special someone in your life – maybe even yourself. This month, as part of Cal Exotics’ Sexpert program, I received the Silhouette S8, a flexible vibrator that’s part of the Silhouette line and that can be used alone or with a partner, for free to review.

S8boxThe Silhouette S8 from Cal Exotics comes in a white box, and is visible through the lid (it’s covered by a plastic insert). Product information is on the sides. The box has a flip-up lid, and inside the box are the vibrator, USB charging cord, general instruction manual (non-specific), and a small instruction sheet for the Silhouettes. It also has a one-year warranty.

S8InBoxThis vibrator comes in pink, red, and purple, and I received mine in pink. The color is rich and deep, and a nice change from the standard bubblegum pink color. It’s made of silicone, so it’s phthalate free and odorless. The silicone is smooth with just a bit of drag, and the seam is almost undetectable around the toy (you won’t notice it at all during use). If needed, a water-based lube will make the S8 slick and easy to insert.

S8OnSideThe S8 is about 6 1/4″ long overall, with an insertable piece that is about 3” long and about 1” wide at its widest point, with a slim, easy-to-insert tip. It tapers down to a 1/4″ neck before widening to the round clit stimulator. This stimulator is about 2” in diameter, with one side being smooth, and the other having a raised ridge down the center and smaller ridges to each side for stimulation during use.

The thin neck of the S8 is extremely flexible, and it allows you to turn and bend it into a variety of positions. This flexibility allows you to angle the insertable portion, as well as lets you situate the clit stimulator so it nestles and vibrates where you need it. Although it’s flexible, the S8 keeps its shape well during use, so you won’t find the need to readjust it often. With its flexibility and small size, the S8 can be used alone, with a dildo, or with your partner during sex. It can be worn under clothing, but since it doesn’t have a remote it’s not easy to turn off quickly that way.

S8ChargePortThis vibrator is USB rechargeable, and the plugin port is located on the end of the clit stimulator. When charging, an LED light will flash, and will glow steadily when fully charged. A full charge takes about 2 1/2 hours, and it will run for 30 to 75 minutes on a charge, depending on what intensity you use it on.

The S8 is controlled by a single button on the right side of the clit stimulator (the left side when the toy is inserted). The S8 has a travel lock feature, so you can safely pack it in a suitcase or bag without fear of it turning on. It ships with the travel lock engaged, and pressing the button 3 times quickly will unlock the toy (press it 3 times quickly when it’s unlocked to lock it again). The LED light will flash, indicating the lock feature has been engaged/disengaged.

S8ClitStimTo start the S8, press the button once. The S8 will start up on its low vibration speed. To increase the intensity, press and hold the button until it’s at the desired level. The LED light will flash faster and faster with the change in speed. To turn the S8 off, press the button again (don’t hold it down). The S8 doesn’t have patterns, but its steady vibration is fairly rumbly, and it’s quiet even on the strongest vibration. The vibrations are strongest in the insertable part, but are also nicely felt through the clit stimulator.

This vibrator is waterproof, so you can take it in the shower or tub with you. It’s also easy to clean. It should be washed before and after use with antibacterial soap and warm water (you can also use toy wipes or toy cleaner). It can be dried with a soft cloth, and stored in its box or in a toy bag.

So, Did It Work?
S8InHandI like the Silhouette S8. Used alone, it’s not big internally, but it stays in place well and I can feel the vibrations internally and clitorally. I like the size of the clit stimulator, and I can bend the S8 so it hits my clit right where I want it. It also works well with smaller dildos to add a feeling of fullness and some vibrations, and it’s great to use with a partner.

Although the S8 doesn’t have a variety of patterns, I didn’t think this detracted from it at all, as I tend to use most toys on a steady vibration unless there’s a pattern that I really get off on. I like that the button turns the S8 off quickly – the only thing that’s tricky with the button is trying to change the setting during use. You won’t find yourself hitting the button by mistake, but if you’re trying to change the intensity it can be tricky to press and hold, particularly if your fingers are slippery.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Silhouette S8 for free as part of their Sexpert program! If you like hands-free vibrators that can be used with a partner during sex, or even alone, the Silhouette S8 is a great choice. You can pick up the S8, or other toys in the Silhouette line, at SheVibe by clicking the widget below.

This product was provided to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.





TMI Tuesday: TMI Flashback

By Librairie artistique et Édition parisienne réunies (The Misfortunes of Collette) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Librairie artistique et Édition parisienne réunies (The Misfortunes of Collette) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1. Which ONE do you wish you had more of in bed… romance, experimentation or foreplay?
Hmmm…i will go with foreplay. No matter how much foreplay you have, you can always have more.

2. What are three mistakes someone could make on the first date with you that would automatically make you turn down a second date with them?
Not listening to what I have to say, being rude, and being too sexually forward.

3. Tell us something sexual you do not do anymore? Why?
Hmmm…I’m not sure if there’s anything I don’t do anymore.

4. During sex would you rather have a lover: (pick only one)
a. pull your hair
b. scratch your back
c. spank your ass

Oh, definitely c) spank my ass. I do love a good spanking.

5. Foreplay: Is there such a thing as too much?
Absolutely not!

Bonus: What is the best thing about you?
I suppose that would depend on who you asked. I think the best thing about me is that I’m passionate.

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TMI Tuesday: What Are You Hiding?

1. Tell us something you like but you hide it from your friends because you think they well make fun of you or not understand.
Hmmm…a lot of my odd obsessions are pretty well known to my friends (Cthulhu, bad horror, and Godzilla), but I suppose I would hide my taste in porn…not really a subject that comes up, but with the friend I do talk about porn with, we don’t really go into our preferneces. Although, I do give her a lot of the DVDs I review, so she probably has a better idea than I think.

2. Tell us something you hide from you family because they would be ashamed of you.
One thing I currently hide from my family (not my husband, obviously, but everyone else) is my blog, and the fact that I review adult toys and movies.

3. What do you hide from your kids because they just don’t need to know?
Well, there’s probably a lot of things, but I guess I would say I hide just how wild I was when I was a kid.

4. When was the last time you hid from something or someone?
Last week at work – there was a person I did not want to deal with, and I hid from them, or at least managed to completely avoid them, the entire day.

5. What things or objects do you hide regularly?
The most common thing I hide? My nail polish. I finally found a few good places to stash that.

Bonus: What did someone hide and you found?
I remember when I was a kid, my father would hide Playboys under the mattress. One day I was looking for something in his room, and stumbled across them. That was an eye opener, for sure.


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Wicked Wednesday: Virginity

Mihály Zichy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Mihály Zichy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Losing my virginity…it wasn’t when I first masturbated (I was much too young for toys, and I never penetrated myself, and it wasn’t when a boyfriend or two rubbed clumsily at my clit…it was the night when I had actual sex for the first time. As in penetrated by a penis.

It’s been a long time since I first had sex, but I remember that night. I was 14, and mature (I’d started my period a few years earlier) – in my mind at least. I’d kissed boys before, and let them feel my breasts…and a boy or two had groped me, although never gotten anything inside. I’d masturbated on occasion, although it wasn’t something I did often or well. I’d never seen porn…well, a few naked ladies in my Dad’s Playboys that he kept hidden under the bed,  but those were mild magazines. And I didn’t really have a good idea of what sexual intercourse was – we didn’t have a great sex ed program in school, and my parents didn’t believe in talking about sex at all.

The boy I was dating at the time was 17 or 18, and he was much more experienced than I was. We’d fooled around quite a bit, but things had never gone that far. Then, one summer night, I was spending the night at my best friend’s house. We went out late, with my boyfriend and hers, and ended up walking around town. We ended up at the park and we split up -  my boyfriend and I somehow made our way onto one of the baseball fields. It was dark, and there were no lights over the field, so it seemed like a good place to make out.

After a lot of heavy petting and groping, I remember lying on the grass of the outfield, with my pants off and the grass cold and prickly along my butt and legs.  His hands were questing, and I was enjoying myself and the feelings he was causing, but it didn’t really enter my mind that we were going to have sex. I didn’t quite realize what he was going to do, until it was too late, and I was hurting like I never had before. It wasn’t very good, and thankfully it wasn’t very long, but it left me sore and crying.

Do I regret it? I did for a while. I wish I would have been older, and that it would have been someone I truly loved. I didn’t really lose my virginity – it was taken from me that night. But in return, I found something in myself awaken, and it shaped who I became…and who I am.



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TMI Tuesday: TMI Therapy

By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

1. What brings you here, to TMI Tuesday blog?
I found the blog back in the summer of 2013, and thought it was fun! The topics are varied and fun, and it’s a good way to write for a prompt.

2. Have you played TMI Tuesday before? How often do you play?
I had never played it before this. I usually play once  a week…on Tuesday.

3. What’s your problem?
My problem is I’ve got too much to do, and not enough time to do it.

4. How does playing TMI Tuesday make you feel?
Satisfied, I would say. I like answering the prompts every week.

5. Does TMI Tuesday help you get ideas for writing?
Sometimes it does. It definitely gets me to writing, at least a bit, every week.

6. Is playing TMI Tuesday therapy for you?
I suppose it is, in a way. It can relieve any tenseness I have after I write for a bit and hunt up a post picture.

Bonus: If you could wave a magic wand, what positive changes would you make happen in your life? Do you need a magic wand to make the changes?
Ha – too many to actually name. There are a few I need a magic wand to make, and others that I just have to bear down and get done.



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