Kits can be a lot of fun, especially when they have a variety of items. I’m always looking for fun items, and the Playing With Fire Kit from GoodVibes.com has everything you’ll need for a hot night of play.
The Playing With Fire Kit comes with items separately packaged (and all are available separately). The kit contains a Red Hot Bullet Vibe (and 2 AA batteries so you can get going right away), an Ignite Me Massage Candle in Pomegranate Mint, Please Warming Gel, and the erotic anthology Playing With Fire (Taboo Erotica) edited by Alison Tyler.
The Red Hot Bullet comes packaged in an easy-open clamshell, with the toy visible through the front and product information visible through the back. The bullet and controller are red and made of soft-cote plastic which makes both easy to clean with soap and water. The bullet is 2 1/2″ long and just a bit over 1” wide. It has a seam that runs around its center, which can be seen and felt with your finger but isn’t noticeable during use.
The bullet attaches to the controller by a 30” long red cord. Each end of the cord is sealed by a small, wide piece of plastic which seals the connection and makes the Red Hot Bullet waterproof and safe to use in the shower or bath. These connection points should always be checked to make sure they aren’t ripped or torn before using this toy in the water.
The controller is gently curved to make it more comfortable to hold. It has a simple control panel with 2 arrows and four numbers with corresponding LED lights to indicate which of 4 levels the toy is on. There’s no on/off button – instead you must go down through the levels to shut it off. It takes 2 AA batteries, which are inserted by unscrewing the base. An O-ring sits under the threads to keep water from entering the controller from the bottom.
The vibrations are fairly buzzy, and are all steady. They range from setting 1 (low) to setting 4 (high). The highest is what I’d consider moderately strong. It’s great for foreplay, but if you need strong vibration it’ll take you a while to get off. The bullet isn’t terribly loud, but when used externally you can hear it buzzing away under the covers, so you’ll want to use this with some background music or sound on.
The bullet can be used vaginally, if desired, but it shouldn’t be used anally.
The Ignite Me Massage Candle comes in 5 scents and 2 sizes (either 2 oz. or 4 oz.). My candle was the 2 oz. size, and in a scent I liked in other products: pomegranate mint. The candle comes in a cute metal tin, with some instructions on its use. It’s made of soy wax, soybean oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and fragrance oil.
I love the scent of this candle – it’s fruity, with a mint undertone. I don’t think it smells like pomegranate, but it’s nice nonetheless. The scent is pretty strong when the candle is unlit, but when burning the scent is lighter and doesn’t overpower the room.
The candle should be burned to the edges of the tin the first time for the best results and longest burn. Once lit, it takes about 30 minutes to melt enough oil to use for a back massage. Just blow out the candle, wait about 30 seconds, and pour the oil on your target. It’s a bit messy to pour from the container since there’s no spout.
The oil is quite warm, but not too hot on the skin, and rubs in well. It smells quite strong and fruity on the skin at first, but as the scent fades it becomes more minty than fruity. The oil leaves your skin smooth, soft, and scented.
The Please Warming Gel comes in 2 different sizes. My bottle was the 2 oz. size, which has a flip top lid for easy dispensing (the larger size has a pump). The bottle is clear with the logo on the front and product information on the back. The gel is clear and contains Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, purified water, acacia honey, and cellulose gum.
This is not quite a gel – the consistency is fairly runny – and the product doesn’t dispense neatly but rather runs when squeezed from the bottle. It has no scent at all and no taste. It rubs into the desired area easily. It feels quite warm on the tongue when it’s licked, and it does make the skin feel warm as well. It’s pleasant for oral sex, although the giver may notice the warming effect more than the receiver.
Playing With Fire Playing With Fire (taboo erotica) was published in 2009 by Cleis Press. It’s an oversized paperback with glossy cover. This anthology is 170 pages long, and contains 22 stories, an introduction by the wonderful Alison Tyler, a section about the authors, and a section about the editor.
The stories are quite varied, but most are hot and erotic, and all deal with heat to one extent or another, whether it’s smoking, the weather, boundaries, or the heat of lust. While all of the stories won’t appeal to all readers, this is a good collection and has something for just about everyone inside.
Many of the authors have appeared in other erotica collections, and I’ve enjoyed reading them wherever I’ve found them. Other authors were new to me, but many will be ones I look forward to reading in the future. The authors in this book include Andrea Dale, Janine Ashbless, Heidi Champa, Bella Dean, Jeremy Edwards, A.D.R. Forte, Shanna Germain, P.S. Haven,Michael Hemmingson, Jolene Hui, Sommer Marsden, Nikki Magennis, N. T. Morley, M. Murphy, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Thomas S. Roche, Christopher Tolian, Sophia Valenti, I. K. Velasco, J.D. Waters, and Kristina Wright.
So, Did It Work? This is a nice little kit. With its massage oil, warming gel, bullet vibrator, and erotic anthology, there’s plenty here to get you off or help you on the way. All of the items are available separately as well, so you can pick up what sounds best to you.