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Rush The Raspberry

I’ve tried a lot of lube over the years. Some I use for vaginal sex, some specifically for anal, and some that I like to use mostly for oral sex. I’m partial to fruit flavors and I’m allergic to aspartame, so finding a good lube can be a challenge. I’d been looking at trying Sex Tarts for a while, so Topco Toyz let me pick a flavor and sent me a bottle for free to review.

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Sex Tarts comes in lots of flavors, ten to be exact: Cherry Pop, Grape Soda, Green Apple Fizz, Lemonade, Peach, Pineapple, Strawberry Punch, Tangy Tangerine, Watermelon Splash, and Raspberry Rush. I had a hard time deciding, but in the end I picked the Raspberry Rush.

sextartsbackRaspberry Rush comes in a pink 6 oz tube with a flip top that closes securely, preventing spilling. There’s a small seal under the lid to remove, and then you’re ready to use it. The lube has a thin consistency, which you can see by turning the tube over and back.

The ingredients for this flavor are listed on the back of the tube. This contains water, glycerin, citric acid, propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl, methylcellulose, flavor, sucralose, methylparaben, propylparaben, and diazolidinyl urea. This lube is clear and water-based, so it won’t stain.

sextartslidYou can smell the lube when you open the bottle. The scent is strong, and it smells good, like raspberries and cream. It smells very sweet, and makes you want to taste it.

The lube pours quickly out of the tube when you gently squeeze it, and it’s very thin. It’s not tacky, greasy, or sticky, nor does it dry that way.

Raspbersextartsfingerry Rush has a good flavor – it’s tangy, but not overly so, and it reminded me of drinking a raspberry soda, swishing it around in my mouth. The flavor lasted a decent amount of time, and just dissipated in my mouth. Unlike some other flavored lubes I’ve tried, I didn’t have any hesitation before using more – it really does taste good! Plus, it doesn’t have a bad aftertaste to it, which is always good. It does make me want to try a few other flavors, so I’ll have some variety.

Thank you to Topco Toyz for sending me Sex Tarts Raspberry Rush to review! If you like to enhance oral play with fruity flavors, this is a great one to try. You can pick up Sex Tarts in raspberry or any of the other flavors at Topco Toyz 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.

Spread A Scandal

I’ve been a fan of Cal Exotics’ Scandal line for quite a while now. I love the color combination and the variety of items that match beautifully and are functionally fun. This month, as part of their Sexpert program, I received another item in this line, the Scandal Spreader Bar, for free to review.

scandalboxThis spreader bar from Cal Exotics comes in a large box with a picture of the product in use on the front and some information on the back. Inside the box, the bar comes in pieces inside of a plastic bag and is wrapped to protect it before use. Inside the bag are a black metal bar, two covered ends, and two pins to attach them to the bar.

scandalbarswrappedThe bar, which is made of nickel-free black iron, is 15 ½” long with 8 evenly spaced holes to attach the end pieces. These pieces are just over 12” long, and have a black metal loop (which unscrews) on each end. Both pieces are covered with red and black polyester fabric which has a lacy pattern to it. The fabric is well secured to both ends and also down the seam. Each of these pieces also has a hole about 1” from the end to attach it to the bar.

scandalsetfromboxThe fabric covered pieces are attached to the black bar by 2 pins. The pins, which are also made of nickel-free iron, are about 1 ¾” long and have a 1” loop on one end.

This spreader bar is easy to assemble. Simply line up the hole on each end piece with the holes on the black bar, and slide each end onto the bar as far as desired. Once the holes line up, insert the pin all the way through to secure each end to the bar.

At its shortest, the assembled spreader bar is about 24” long, and both end pieces completely cover the inner black bar. At its longest, the bar is about 36” long and will have a 12” section of the black bar visible. The bar can be adjusted in 2” increments to achieve the desired spread. No matter what length you assemble the bar to, it’s sturdy and won’t flex or come apart. Cuffs with connectors can easily be snapped onto the loops on each end of the bar.

scandalbarshort2scandalbarlongWith the bar at its shortest, 24”, the spread will be comfortable for most. Depending on the position you’re in, the 36” spread is manageable and will leave you wide open.

The Scandal Spreader Bar is easy to clean if necessary. All parts can be wiped down with a warm, soapy cloth and wiped dry.  Since it comes apart, the bar is easy to store and takes up very little space.

So, Did It Work? I really like this spreader bar. It’s pretty, unlike many of the bars I have, and it coordinates beautifully with the rest of the Scandal line. It’s easy to adjust the width of the bar, even during use, and it can be used with any cuffs by using standard connectors to connect over the bar’s loops.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Scandal Spreader bar to review! This adjustable bar would be a good addition to anyone’s collection. If you’re interested in this bar, or other items in the Scandal line, you can pick them up 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.

It’s A Nose Job

There’s something about spring and rabbits – now that the weather’s turned, they’re everywhere! While I’m not crazy about the ones that run across my lawn on a daily basis, I do enjoy rabbit vibrators, and this month I was happy to receive the Embrace Massaging G-Rabbit  to review for free as part of the Cal Exotics’ Sexpert program.

calexboxfront The Massaging G-Rabbit comes in a slip-cased black box. The slip-case has a picture of the product on the back, and product information on the back and sides. The box, which is suitable for storing the rabbit, has a lift-off lid, and inside are the rabbit, USB charging cable, and a general instruction booklet (not applicable to this toy).

calexinbox This rabbit comes in purple, and it’s the nice grape shade that I’ve come to know from Cal Exotics.  It’s made of silicone, and the accents are ABS with silver plating. The silicone is smooth and soft with very little drag, and there’s just a bit of give on the head and shaft.  You’ll only need a little water-based lube during use to make the toy easy to insert.

calexaloneThe Massaging G-Rabbit is just 7” long overall (measured straight), and it has an overall gentle curve. The shaft is about 5” long and 1 1/4″ wide at its maximum, which is towards the top of the shaft.  It features 3 motors: two in the shaft and 1 in the clitoral arm.

The clitoral arm is about 2 3/4″ long and just 1” wide.  It’s shaped like a rabbit, with separate ears and a unique, pronounced nose. It’s quite flexible, so it’s easy to situate it into the right position.

calexpluginThis is a rechargeable rabbit, and it charges via the included USB cable. The jack is on the end of the toy, and it can then be charged by plugging it into a computer or USB wall adapter. A full charge takes about 2 hours, and the rabbit will run for 40 minutes on high or 50 minutes on low. The charging light will glow red when the toy is charging, and will disappear once charged.

calexbuttons2Two buttons control the Massaging G-Rabbit, and they’re located on the front of the shaft. Each button is independent, and holding  each one for 3 seconds will turn that function on or off . The bottom button controls the shaft vibration, while the top button controls the rabbit’s nose. Yes, the rabbit’s nose.

calexflexWhen the top button turns on (the light for this button will glow red), the rabbit’s nose will start to move up and down, about an inch overall. It has 3 speeds: slow, fast, and a pause/movement pattern. With the shaft turned off, it’s quite noticeable, and delightful. The bottom button glows blue during use. It features various pulsing and vibrating patterns, 7 in all, and when turned off will restart on the pattern you last used. Each pattern makes use of the two shaft motors, but none of the patterns cause the clitoral arm to vibrate much – the arm stimulates your clit by movement rather than vibration.

calexinhand2The G-Rabbit isn’t the quietest toy, but it’s not extremely loud, either. The shaft vibrations are musical, and even the noise the nose makes can be easily masked by some background music.  The vibrations are moderately powerful and are not very buzzy.

This is a waterproof rabbit, so you can take it safely into the tub. It’s also easy to clean – wash it before and after use with antibacterial soap and warm water, or use a toy cleaner or toy wipe. The box is great for storing both the rabbit and the cord, but you can also use a toy bag if you find the box is too large.


So, Did It Work?

calexinhandfrontThis is a fun rabbit.  The vibrations were strong enough to feel good inside, and I liked all of the patterns. They traveled well up and down the shaft, although I would have liked them just a bit less at the base.  The charge is sufficient for me to get to orgasm.

I liked the length of the clit arm and its flexibility – I always hate when this part is too short and I can’t position it just right.  The nose was pretty cool. It felt much different than typical clitoral vibrations, and I liked it on all 3 settings. I liked it the most, though, when the shaft was on a lower vibration pattern – it was much easier to distinctly the nose’s movement then.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me this rabbit for free to review! If you’re looking for a rabbit and want to try something other than vibrations on your clit, the Embrace Massaging G-Rabbit is a great one to check out. You can pick one up at SheVibe, as well as other toys in the Embrace line, 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.

Melt Me

The new year is moving along nicely, and much faster than I expected. With a new year comes a new store to my site, Topco Toyz – welcome! They carry a lot of great items, and recently sent me the UltraZone Arctic Wave for free to review.

waveboxThe Arctic Wave comes in a white cardboard box, with pictures of the toy on the front and back in the color of the toy. It comes in pink, purple, and blue, and I received the blue one, which is a nice turquoise shade. Also in the box are a grey storage bag and a USB charging cable.

waveoutofboxThis is a compact vibrator, at just 5 1/2” long (measured straight up and down) – 3” of that is insertable. The shaft is slim, at just over 1” in diameter at the top and narrowing down to about 7/8” at the base, and it’s gently curved for G-spot stimulation. This vibrator is made of silicone, is firm, and the surface is slick with no drag, so you won’t have to use much lube to get the shaft slick (water-based lube is recommended). The base of the Arctic Wave has a hole large enough to insert a finger, and this helps control the toy during use.
waveinhandThe Arctic Wave is rechargeable, and uses a USB cable to charge.The charging cable connects to the Wave by 2 magnetic contacts on the back of the toy. When the connection is made and the Wave is plugged in, a light on the back of the charger flashes red to indicate charging – it glows a steady green when done.

This vibrator has just one button for control. Press and hold the button for a few seconds, and the vibrator will start up on low, steady vibrations. Additional presses of the button will cycle through the following patterns:

wavebutton- medium, steady vibrations
- high, steady vibrations
- pulses
- long pulse followed by short, fluttery pulses
- 3 strong pulses followed by 4 moderate pulses
- alternating strong and moderate pulse pattern
- strong and medium pulses
- fluttery pulses in groups of vibration
- off

You can also turn the Arctic Wave off by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds when it’s on.

wavemagnetsThe vibrations are moderate, and somewhat buzzy. They travel down the shaft well, and they aren’t felt strongly at the base. The Wave is very quiet – you will hardly hear it when it’s on, even when it’s on high.

This is a waterproof vibrator, so it’s fine to take with you into the shower or bath.

The Arctic Wave is easy to clean with antibacterial soap and water, toy cleaner, or toy wipes. It can be stored in its bag, along with its charging cord, when not in use.

waveinhandSo, Did It Work? This is a fun little vibrator. Since it’s not flexible and has a firm, round tip, it’s ideal for clitoral stimulation as well as G-spot stimulation. The vibrations are enough to bring me to orgasm, and I love that it has a hole in the base so I can control its movement with my finger. It has some good patterns, including a fluttery pulse that I hadn’t felt before, and that I really like.

Thank you to Topco Toyz for sending me the Arctic Wave for free to review! If you’re looking for a smaller vibe that works well for both G-spot and clitoral stimulation, the Arctic Wave is one to take a look at. You can pick one up at Topco Toyz by clicking on 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.

With A Click Of The Switch

I love having my nipples played with. Usually it doesn’t involve toys, but sometimes I use jewelry or clamps. The clamps that I’ve used up to now, though, were more decorative (and almost always tweezer clips). I’d never tried vibrating ones before, so I was excited to receive the Nipple Play Advanced Vibrating Heated Nipple Teasers from Cal Exotics for free to review this month as part of their Sexpert program.

calexinboxThese clamps come in a large, clear clamshell case. They’re visible through the front, and the enclosed paper has product information on the front and back. The case is easy to open, and inside are the clamps with attached bullets and the controller.

calexoutofboxThe clamps only come in black.  The clamps themselves are non-tarnishing iron, while the pads on the tips and the cord are made from phthalate-free PVC. The bullets and the controller are made of ABS plastic with a smooth finish.

Each clamp is about 1 3/4″ long and about 5/8” wide, and sits atop a slim bullet, which is about 2” long. The clamp, which is slightly curved underneath, can be loosened or tightened via a screw, and it’s easy to calexclampopenadjust. It should fit most nipples, whether large or small, and once it’s at the desired tightness it stays in place. The bullet and clamp don’t weigh a lot, but you will notice a pulling sensation. The clamps are most comfortable with the bullet hanging down if you’re standing, and to the outside if you’re lying on your back. The bullets have a 15” cord leading from them, and once the cords join, the cord is an additional 15” long before it attaches to the controller.

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The controller is about 4 1/2” long. It’s contoured and comfortable to hold. The battery compartment is accessed by sliding the cover forward and then up, and it holds 2 AA batteries. On the front of the controller is a single silver, teardrop-shaped button.  Pressing the button once starts the bullets vibrating on low, and a second press makes them vibrate on high. A third press of the button will turn the vibrations off. While on low or high speed, the button can also be partially pressed to turn the vibrations on and off at the same speed.  The vibrations are buzzy and quite strong, and they’re also pretty quiet.  During use, the bullets will warm up, adding to the stimulation.

calexbatteriesThis is not a waterproof toy, so care should be used when cleaning. The bullets, clamps, and controller can be wiped with toy cleaner, toy wipes, or antibacterial soap and water – neither the bullets or the controller should be submerged. It’s easy to store this in a toy bag or small box, and the batteries should be removed when storing it.

calexclampSo, Did It Work?  My nipples are pretty large, and I usually have some trouble with nipple clamps that aren’t the tweezer style.  These clamps, however, were adjustable enough to get on my nipples, and I could tighten them down enough so they didn’t slip off.  They were heavier than I was expecting, but they weren’t so heavy that they bothered me (and they are really quite light – but heavier than the nipple clamps I’ve worn before).

I had also never tried vibrating clamps, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The low speed was crazy – my nipples are sensitive, and while I like them pinched and sucked on, even a feather touch will drive me nuts. The vibrations were intense – and felt great. I noticed after a it of steady vibration they stopped feeling it, but a touch on my nipples revealed that they were even more sensitive.  The clamps do heat up, but not uncomfortably so, and it adds even more sensation.

The button on this is great – pressing without fully pressing to change the speed stops the vibrations, and it’s a great way to tease and make the vibrations seem more intense.

Overall, I’d recommend these clamps if you like having your nipples teased. They’ll fit a variety of nipple sizes, and the vibrations are fun and arousing.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending these to me for free to review as part of the Sexpert program!