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Squeeze For A Cause

Last month, Cal Exotics announced Inspire, a new line of products created to support Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Inspire line are being donated to support this group, and products in the Inspire line include wands, teasers, a dilator kit, breast massager, and kegel exercisers. In addition to the Vibrating Ultimate Wand, which I reviewed recently, I also received the Vibrating Remote Kegel Exerciser for free to review.  Why exercise your kegels? Doing kegel exercises strengthens pelvic control, and they’re easy to do. They’re fun to do, too, with an exerciser.

kegelinboxThe Vibrating Remote Kegel Exerciser from Cal Exotics comes in a clear plastic box, with the toy and remote both visible. The box sits inside a cardboard bottom box, which has product information on the sides and back. Inside the box are the egg with retrieval cord, its remote, a USB charging cord, R&TTE (European compliance) statement card, general instructions for Cal Exotics’ toys, and instructions for this toy’s use.

kegeloutofboxLike all products in the Inspire line, the Kegel Exerciser is a pretty, pale bubblegum pink. The insertable exerciser is covered with s smooth, soft silicone, and is waterproof, while the remote is ABS plastic with a PU cote.

kegelinhandThe egg-shaped exerciser is about 7 1/2” long overall, including the cord (the body is about 3” long). The cord is silicone, and part of the body, so it’s easier to clean than other insertables. It’s somewhat stretchy, and easy to remove the exerciser with.

The egg itself is about 1 1/2” in diameter. The silicone has some give, and the tip of the toy is tapered, and also squishy. It’s very easy to insert (you’ll want to use a bit of water-based lubricant), and stays in place where you put it. It has a button towards the lower half of the egg, which must pressed to turn the exerciser on – not vibrating, but ready to receive signals from the remote.  It can also be inserted and used without any vibration, or you can set the vibration speed without the remote by pressing and holding the button for 2 seconds, then pressing it to cycle through the functions (pressing for 2 seconds will turn it off). The exerciser is rechargeable, and the charging port is on the opposite side of the egg.

remoteinhandThe remote is about 3” long and 1 1/2” wide, and it’s small and easy to hold. One of the coolest things about the remote is that it is rechargeable too! If there’s one thing I find annoying with remote-controlled toys, it’s that that remotes usually take an odd-sized battery, and it always dies at an inopportune time. The charging port is on the end, and the USB charging cable provided has 2 jacks, so both the remote and exerciser can be charged at the same time. This is awesome!  It takes about 2 1/2 hours for a full charge, and then the exerciser will run for 30 minutes on high, and 1 1/2 hours on low.

The remote has 3 buttons on the front to control the exerciser. Once you’ve pressed the button on the egg and inserted it, you can turn it on by pressing the middle button and holding it for 2 seconds. The top and bottom buttons will cycle through the patterns – there are 10 in all, including steady vibration, pulsing patterns, and escalations – either forwards or backwards. This is great, as you can easily go back to the pattern you like if you pass it without having to go through all of them. You can increase the vibration speed by pressing and holding the top button (on the opposite end of the charging port), and decrease it by pressing and holding the bottom button. You can turn off the exerciser by pressing the middle button for 2 seconds. The remote has a range of about 16 feet.

kegelcharge2The vibrations are moderately strong and more on the buzzy side. They’re very quiet, so you can use the exerciser pretty much anywhere with no one being the wiser.

This is easy to clean (warm water and antibacterial soap, or a toy cleaner), and also easy to store – it’s best to store in a toybag with the remote and charging cord.

So, Did It Work? This is a fun exerciser! I love vibrating eggs, and this one is quiet, decently strong, makes me want to squeeze my kegels, and has a great variety of functions. I like that the retrieval cord is part of the egg and silicone. The remote buttons are pretty cool – being able to cycle back and forth makes it easier to find the pattern I want to use. And what I really love is that the remote is rechargeable – and can be charged with the exerciser. No more digging for N or watch batteries when the remote dies.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Vibrating Remote Kegel Exerciser to review! If you want to try a kegel exerciser, this is a great one to pick up. You can get yours at Good Vibrations  by clicking the widget below.

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

Ultimately Satisfying

Summer is upon us, and it’s a great time to try out new sex toys! In May, Cal Exotics announced a new line of products called Inspire, which they created to support the non-profit organization called Living Beyond Breast Cancer. They are also donating proceeds from the items in this line to this organization. It’s a great cause, and a great way to help support this organization!  Inspire products include a Breast Massager, Kegel exercisers and trainers, wands, a teaser, and a dilator kit, and I received the Vibrating Ultimate Wand (in addition to the Kegel Exerciser, which I will be reviewing later) to for free to review.

wandinboxThe Inspire Vibrating Ultimate Wand comes in a clear plastic box, with a bottom white and pink cardboard 1/2 box that it sits inside. white The toy is visible through the clear upper half of the box, and product information is included on the back of the box bottom. Inside the box are the wand, a USB charging cable, a general instruction booklet, and an information sheet about products in the Inspire line.

wandoutofboxThis wand comes in pale pink, and it’s a nice, pale, bubble gum color. The entire wand is covered in this pink silicone (even the neck area), and it has just a bit of give all over its surface. The wand is what I’d call medium-sized, at 8 1/2” long. The head size is about 1 3/4” in diameter, so it’s nice and big, and easy to position to cover your clit and surrounding areas.

The Ultimate Wand is rechargeable, and the charge port is located on the bottom of the wand’s handle. It takes 2 1/2 hours to completely charge, and the wand should be charged before the first use.

wandinhandThe wand is controlled by two buttons. The top button is the on/off button, and the bottom button cycles through the patterns. This also has a locking feature, making it great for traveling. To unlock, press and hold the top button for 2 seconds – red LED lights under the buttons will flash. Then, pressing and releasing the top button will turn the wand on. Pressing the bottom button will cycle through 10 patterns, which include 3 steady vibration modes, and 7 pulse patterns. To turn the wand off, press the top button once.  To lock the wand, once it’s off, press and hold the top button for 2 seconds – the lights will flash, letting you know it’s locked.

This wand runs for about 1 1/2 hours on high speed, and about 3 hours on low speed. The vibrations are pretty rumbly, and they’re quite strong, but also fairly quiet – any background noise will mute the fact that you’re using this. The Ultimate Wand is waterproof, so it’s great to take into the shower or tub. You can use water-based lube if necessary.

wandheadsizeSince it’s waterproof, and also since it’s covered in silicone, the Ultimate Wand is easy to clean – you can use antibacterial soap and warm water, a toy cleaner, or wipes. It can be stored with its charging cable in a toy bag or box (the box it comes in isn’t ideal for storage).

So, Did It Work? I really love this wand. One thing that always drives me nuts with wand vibrators is that the head where it joins the toy’s neck always has access for water, making it unusable in the tub and also making it more difficult to clean. The Ultimate Wand doesn’t have this head/neck separation – it’s nice and smooth, and covered with silicone, so there’s wandchargeportno worry cleaning that water will get in, plus it’s now good for water play. I like that it has the locking feature, which many of the wands I have do not. And I love the vibrations! They’re strong, pretty rumbly, and there’s a variety of patterns that I really enjoy. The running time is enough for a session or two, and it doesn’t take too long to recharge, which is another plus. The only improvement would be for a storage bag to be included, as the box really isn’t a good way to store this.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Inspire Vibrating Ultimate Wand for free to review! If you like strong wand vibrators that are rechargeable, and enjoy silicone toys that you can use in or out of the water, this is definitely one to check out! Plus, it’s a great way to support the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization. You can pick up an Ultimate Wand of your own at SheVibe 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.

Shake It Up!

I love anal toys, but other than a tail or two, it’s been a while since I’ve tried a new one. I especially like vibrating ones, and so I was thrilled to receive the Silhouette S5 vibrating plug from Cal Exotics for free as part of their Sexpert program.

S5BoxThe Silhouette S5 comes in 3 colors: pink, red, and purple, and I received mine in purple. It comes in a gray and white box accented with the toy color. The toy is visible through the front of the box, and the box opens magnetically from both sides. Information about the toy is on the sides of the box. Inside, resting on foam, is the S5 and a USB charging cord. Also included in the box is a general instruction booklet for Cal Exotics battery toys and a sheet with information on the S5 as well as other toys in the Silhouette line.

S5inboxThis toy is made of silicone, and it’s smooth with very little drag. It’s not hard – the silicone has some give when you press on it. The S5 is 4” long overall, and it’s 1 ¼” wide at its widest. The neck narrows down to about ¾” in diameter, and then the toy flares out to a 2 ¼” diameter base. With the narrow neck, the S5 stays securely in place, and even though the base is wide, it can be worn under clothing if desired.  It has a rounded tip for easier insertion, and is both flexible and comfortable to wear.

S5aloneThe S5 is USB rechargeable, and charges in about 2 ½ hours. Once fully charged, it will run for about 50 minutes on high, and up to 3 ½ hours on low.

This vibrator has two buttons for control, located on the underside of the base. The button closest to the inside will turn the S5 on, and will also turn it off. The button closest to the outside cycles through the S5’s functions. Pressing and holding the outside button will increase the vibration strength, and pressing and holding the inside button will decrease it. The functions can be changed without changing the vibration speed. The vibrations are easy to press during use.

S5ButtonsThe S5 always starts on the first function, and on low vibration.  The functions are steady vibrations, fluttery pulses, long pulses, and long/short pulse patterns. The vibrations are rumbly, strong, and fairly quiet, and they travel well all through the toy.

There is also a locking feature, which is great for traveling. To unlock it, just press both buttons for 1-2 seconds. Both LED lights will come on. To lock it, press both buttons 1-2 seconds – the LED lights will go off. The S5 comes locked, and it automatically locks when it’s removed from the charger.

This anal vibrator is waterproof, and it’s also easy to clean with antibacterial soap and warm water.  It can be stored in its box or in a toybag with its charger.

S5inhandSo, Did It Work? This is a great anal vibrator! It’s a good size for me, and I like how it feels when I have it inserted.  Unlike some of the anal toys I have, it has some flex to it, making it comfortable to wear.  I also like the button placement, as they’re easy to find and press.

Where this really excels is in the intensity and functions. I like that each pattern can be set from low to high. The patterns themselves are good – I like patterns better anally than straight vibrations – and I really like being able to adjust their strength from low to high during use. This can get me off by itself, without any other vibes, which makes it awesome.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Silhouette S5 for free to review! If you like vibrating anal toys, the S5 is a great choice, and you can pick up the S5, as well as other toys in the Silhouette line, from SheVibe by clicking the widget below.

This product was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest 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.