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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!

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.

 

 

 

 

Rabbit Rabbit

Fall is here, and things are changing – and finally getting less hectic. It’s been a while since I’ve had the fun of reviewing a CalExotics product, and given my propensity for rabbit vibrators, I was excited to receive the Jack Rabbit for free to review.

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The Jack Rabbit comes in a clear clamshell case, with the toy visible through the front, and an insert with product information behind it. This toy is available in 3 colors: pink, blue, and purple, and I received mine in pink, which is a light, bubble-gum color. The case is easy to open, and contains the vibrator, USB charging cable, and an instruction sheet.

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This rabbit vibrator is made of silicone (with the exception of the base, which is ABS with a PU cote, and the decor, which is sliver plated ABS), and it’s odor and phthalate free. The silicone is soft and smooth, and has no drag to the touch. rabbitheadThere is some give down the shaft, due to the silicone being loose over the inner workings of the toy – this also makes the shaft a bit flexible for better positioning. The shaft is gently curved and about 5 1/2” long, with a maximum 1 1/4” diameter, and even with its rounded head is easy to insert.

The clit arm is shaped like a rabbit, with nubbed nose and ears that are joined. It’s 2 1/2” long and about 1” wide, so it nestles comfortably against the clit when the shaft is inserted.

rabbitchargingportRechargeable toys are always a plus, and the Jack Rabbit is charged via the included USB cable. The jack slips into the charging port on the back side of the toy, and the other end can be connected to your computer’s USB port, or to a wall adapter. LED lights under the silicone backlight the buttons in a flashing pattern while the toy is charging – the lights will glow steadily when charging is complete, which will take rabbitbuttonslita maximum of 3 hours, depending on the charge remaining in the Jack Rabbit when it’s plugged in. Once fully charged, this rabbit will run for 3 1/2 hours on high settings, and up to 6 hours on the low settings.

The Jack Rabbit has 3 motors: 1 in the tip, one towards the bottom of the shaft, and one in the clit arm. These 3 motors aren’t controlled separately, but work together in the Jack Rabbit’s patterns.

rabbitbuttonsThe front panel has 3 control buttons, which are silicone and easy to press. The middle button is a dedicated on/off button, so you can turn the Jack Rabbit off quickly if necessary. Pressing this button once turns the toy on and backlights the buttons, but doesn’t power up the motors. The top button is the pattern button, and each press cycles between the following patterns:

- moderate steady vibration in all three motors
- steady, long vibration in the shaft, followed by 4 pulses in the clit arm
- 3 medium-long vibrations in the shaft, followed by 3 short pulses in the clit arm
-long vibration in the shaft, 5 short vibrations in the lower shaft, then 3 long vibrations in the clit arm
- reverberation up the shaft 2 times, then clit arm revs down once
- shaft tip and clit arm rev up twice, then lower shaft revs down
- clit arm revs up twice, then the top of the shaft revs down

rabbitinhand2When the Jack Rabbit is turned off and then back off, it starts at the first setting. So what do you do if you like another setting better? This is what the bottom button is for. This button is marked R, and is easy to use. Once you’re on the setting you like, press and hold the R button for about 3 seconds – it will rapidly flash – and this will set the pattern. Now, you can turn on the Jack Rabbit and press R, and it will immediately go back to the setting you stored. If you change your mind at some point and want to store another pattern, simply go to that pattern and hold the button down for 3 seconds.

The vibrations are moderately strong in the modes, and are more throbby than buzzy. The different patterns are almost musical, and the shaft motors are loud if the Jack Rabbit isn’t inserted (they’re not entirely silent when it is inserted, but they’re definitely a lot quieter), but they won’t be heard with some background noise or music on.

This vibrator is waterproof, so it’s great to take into the tub with you. Being waterproof also makes it easy to clean before and after use with some antibacterial soap and warm water.

rabbitflexSo, Did It Work? The Jack Rabbit has a lot going for it. The size of the shaft is great, the silicone has a great feel, and the slight curve makes it easy to insert. The clit arm is long enough for me to have the vibrations hit where I want them to. I love the idea of a memory button – it’s a rare thing that I like the first vibration pattern, and this way I can go right to the setting I want to use. The vibrations aren’t overwhelmingly strong, but they’re strong enough to get me going, and ultimately get me to orgasm. Plus, this is rechargeable and has a long running time, which is good for those marathon sessions.

The only thing I would change about the Jack Rabbit is the vibrations for the clit arm. While I like pulses internally quite a bit, I prefer steady vibrations on my clit – and only the first setting has the steady vibrations. I would love to have been able to control the clit vibrations separately, and pair those steady vibrations with the different shaft patterns.

Thank you to CalExotics for sending me the Jack Rabbit to review! If you’re looking for a rabbit vibrator with a moderately sized shaft and multiple vibration patterns, that’s rechargeable and has a memory for your favorite setting, and you don’t need constant steady vibration on your clit, this is a good rabbit vibrator to look at.

 

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

What To Wear

Spring and Easter are just around the corner, and it’s a time of flowers, bunnies, and of course, eggs. It’s been a while since I tried out an insertable egg-style vibrator,  so I was happy to receive the Power Play Kegel Exciter from Cal Exotics this month for free as part of their Sexpert program.

calexkegelinboxThe Kegel Exciter comes in an easy-to-open plastic clamshell case. It’s available in pink, teal, and purple, and I received mine in pink. The toy is visible through the front of the packaging, and the back contains some information. A general instruction booklet is also included.

calexkegelfrontviewThis is a vibrating egg with a retrieval cord. It’s about 5 1/2″ long overall: the body is 2 1/2″ and the cord is another 3”. The egg is about 1 1/4” in diameter, and it has a slightly tapered tip for easier insertion (use a good water-based lube to make insertion easier). The toy is made of ABS with a PU Cote (the egg itself) and silicone (the décor, cord, and buttons).  The egg itself is firm with a satiny finish, while the silicone cord is flexible and can stretch some.

The Kegel Exciter runs on 1 AAA battery. The battery compartment is on the back side of the egg (opposite the buttons), and slides off to insert the battery. When the door is securely closed, the Kegel Exciter is waterproof.

CALEXkegelbatteriesTwo buttons are located on the lower part of the body. The top button is the on/off button, and the bottom button controls the functions.  Once turned on, pressing the bottom button will cycle through 10 vibrations and patterns. The strength is about what you’d expect for a single AAA battery, and the toy isn’t terribly noisy – you won’t hear it if you use it internally (although you’ll feel it), and any background noise will cover the sound it makes if you use it for clitoral stimulation. An LED light between the buttons will flash and glow to the setting the toy is on.

The Kegel Exciter is easy to clean, and should be washed before and after use with an antibacterial soap and warm water, then dried. The battery should be removed when the toy isn’t in use.  You can easily store this in a drawer or toy bag.

calexkegelwithstringSo, Did It Work? I love wearable, vibrating eggs, and the Kegel Exciter is a decent one. I will admit that I misread its name when I first got it and thought it was called a Kegel Exerciser, but as an exciter it does its job. The vibrations aren’t crazy-powerful, but I like the intensity of this just fine, especially since I like to use this internally for longer periods of time and want to maintain some control.  It’s not too hard to change the patterns when using this internally, but you do have to pull it down to get to the button, so I like to find the pattern I prefer and leave it set until I’m ready to remove it.

In addition to using this internally, it works well for clit stimulation, especially when I want a milder vibration. The range of patterns is nice,  and the firmness is also good.

The one thing that would make this better as a wear-around toy would be to have a small remote – that way I could change the patterns while it was in place, or leave it up to my partner to turn it on and set the vibrations.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Kegel Exciter to review as part of the Sexpert program! If you like internal eggs that you can wear and be stimulated for longer periods of time, or you’d like to try it out and see why it’s so fun, this is a good choice. You can pick up the Kegel Exciter at Adam & Eve by clicking the widget below.

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

Squeeze Me, Please Me

Happy 2015! January here is starting off with crazy cold, snow, and lots of wind, so it’s a great time to hunker indoors and enjoy a few sex toys. This month, I’m back to rabbits, and I was excited to try out Cal Exotics’ Impress Tongue, with its interesting control pad, which I received free for review as part of their Sexpert program.

calexpinkboxThe Impress Tongue comes in a white box with the toy visible through a front window. A picture and product information are on the back. The box has a magnetic closure, making the box good for storage if you don’t mind it being visible through the lid. Inside the box, the Impress rests in a plastic tray, and under the tray are three small instruction manuals, one specific to the Impress Tongue operation.

calexpinkinboxThis vibrator is made of silicone (except the battery cover, which is made of ABS plastic covered with a PU Cote) and comes in pink, blue, and purple. I received mine in pink, and it’s a bright, bubble-gum shade. The silicone is slick and smooth to the touch with no drag, and the tip and clit arm have just a bit of give when squeezed.

calexpinkwhatcomesThe Impress Tongue is a nice-looking rabbit vibrator,  with sleek lines. It’s 9 1/2” long overall, with its shaft being flattened and broader than thick. The shaft is 4 1/4” insertable and about 1 1/2” across. The clit arm is 1 1/2” long, and about 1 1/4” wide, and is flexible out from the toy’s body.  This vibrator has dual bullets, one located in the tip of the shaft, and one located in the clit arm.

calexpinkbatteryOn the back the toy is the battery compartment. The cover slides off, and 3 AAA batteries can easily be inserted. Once the battery lid is firmly seated back in place, the Impress Tongue is waterproof and can be used in the shower or tub.

calexpinkbuttonsThe Impress Tongue has 3 buttons, as well as a pressure sensitive control pad. Below the clit arm, the top button is a dedicated on/off button, so you can get started or shut down in a hurry. It has an LED light behind the button to indicate when the toy is on. Below this button are two others. The left button is a pattern button – once the Tongue is turned on, pressing this button will cycle through 12 functions and patterns – some of these have both motors in sync, and others alternate between the shaft and arm. The control pad is essentially a large, squishy pad area below the buttons. When the Tongue is on any pattern, squeezing the pad hard will increase the intensity of the vibrations (depending on how hard you squeeze), and releasing the pad, or squeezing lightly, will lessen the vibration strength. If you like to vary the strength, you can squeeze and release during use. If, however, you like a certain intensity, simply press the right button once while still squeezing the pad – this will lock the Tongue on that intensity. To unlock, press the lock button again. The vibrations are somewhat buzzy, and they are musical, yet pretty quiet – any sort of background noise should hide the Tongue’s use.

This is an easy to clean vibrator: simply wash before use with antibacterial soap and warm water (or use toy wipes or a toy cleaner), then dry. It can be stored in its box, or in a toybag. Water-based lube is recommended; if you prefer silicone or hybrid lubes, do a spot test towards the bottom of the shaft first.

calexpinkclitarmflexSo, Does It Work?  This is an interesting rabbit vibrator, with both pros and cons for me. I like the size and shape of the shaft quite a bit – it’s easy to insert and feels good inside. Having dual bullets is also good – the one in the shaft has a good placement for me. The clit arm is short for me – it needs to be just a bit longer to really hit my clit like it should.  The dedicated on/off button is good, as I dislike having to hold a button for a few seconds to turn off a toy. Since this uses 3 AAA batteries, it isn’t a powerhouse in the vibration department, although the vibrations are decently strong, especially on high.

The big, new feature of this rabbit is, of course, the touch pad. I like this idea quite a bit – it’s a large pad, and it’s easy to squeeze. It’s fun to adjust the intensity up and down by squeezing and releasing. I do like that is has a lock button to lock the speed, but it is a bit tricky, especially initially, to hit the right button – I kept finding myself hitting the pattern button instead, which meant, if I didn’t like the pattern, I had to either cycle through or turn the toy off and then back on and cycle. Once I got the hang of it, it was easier to hit lock, but I think a different button placement might have worked better.  I would love to try this pad on other toys.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending this to me for free to review as part of their Sexpert program! If you’re looking for a battery-powered rabbit with a variety of functions and intensity levels, moderately strong power, and moderate size, the Impress Tongue is a good one to check out. You can find the Tongue, and other vibrators in the Cal Exotics’ Impress line, at SheVibe.

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