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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.

calexbutton

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.