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Nox in the Land of Hypnos

Earlier this week, I reviewed the new Loveo Ione, a massager-style vibrator from Loveo Co.  I also had the opportunity to try out the Loveo Nox, a vibrator with voice control, which Loveo Co sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

loveopurpleboxLike the Ione, the Nox comes in a black box inside a slip-cover – purple, in this case, which is the color of the Nox. The slip-cover has a drawing of the vibrator on one side and some product information on the other.  The box lid lifts off, and the Nox rests inside the box on a foam insert. Also in the box are a USB charging cable, a wall adapter, a small instruction booklet, and a black storage bag.

loveopurplewhatsintheboxThe Nox has a sleek shape and is about 8 1/2″ long overall, with 5 1/2″ insertable. It has a gently curved shaft which is wider at the head, (it’s about 1 1/2″ in diameter at its widest point) and the base is easy to hold during use. It’s made of silicone and comes in purple. The surface is firm with no give and the silicone is seamless, with just a slight drag to the surface. The buttons and surrounding area are done in silver-plated ABS plastic.

loveopurplechargeThis is a rechargeable vibrator with a Li-ion battery. The battery, when charged fully, will run the Nox for about 3 hours. The charging port is on the back of the base, and the jack inserts easily.  The Nox can then be plugged into the included wall adapter to charge, or it can be charged via the USB port on your computer. The toy’s control panel flashes when it’s charging, and will glow steadily once charging is finished.

noxbuttonsNox is controlled by 4 buttons, which are located on the front of the shaft. These buttons are +, H, M, and + (yes, these are both +, although I believe the bottom + is supposed to be a -, at least according to the instruction booklet.  Pressing the top + button for 3 seconds will turn the Nox on, and subsequent presses will increase the vibration speed (there are 3 vibration speeds to choose from).  Pressing the bottom + button will decrease the speed, and holding this button for 3 seconds will turn the Nox off.  The M button turns the mode (or patterns) on and allows you to cycle through the 7 vibration and pulsation patterns.

The H button is called Vox mode, and can be activated/deactivated by holding this button for 3 seconds. A small hole is visible by the H and M buttons that is a microphone – this mike is supposed to pick up sound and create vibrations based on the sounds in the room, including your own.

loveopurpleinhandThe vibrations for this toy are between buzzy and rumbly, and they can be felt all the way down the shaft, although they are concentrated in the head. They’re strong on the high setting, and not terribly loud – any kind of background noise will mask that you’re using this.

Although my manual said the Nox is water-resistant, it is in fact waterproof, so you will  be able to take this with you into the tub. It’s easy to clean, using soap and warm water, a toy spray, or toy wipes. Once dried, it can be stored in its box or in the storage bag that’s provided. Water-based lube is recommended, but if you prefer silicone or hybrid lubes, do a spot test first on the bottom of the handle.

So, Did It Work? The Nox has some good points. I like the vibration strength on high – it’s strong enough for me to use this clitorally as well as internally. The patterns are also nice, and I like that the vibration strength can be changed for each.  If that were all, I would recommend this as a good, solid vibrator.

Where the Nox fell short for me was on the voice, or Vox, mode. The small hole by the H and M buttons is supposed to pick up sound and create vibrations based on the intensity of those sounds – so it’s voice, music, and sound-activated. I was really excited to use this setting, and thought I’d give it a shot by myself first. It completely didn’t work – I was careful how I held it, so that I wasn’t covering up the mike, but no matter how loud I started talking, the Nox didn’t start up. I put on music, fairly loud, and…still nothing.

I tried it next with my husband, and it didn’t react to his voice at all either. We did finally get it to react – he had to be about 3” or so from the mike, and then the vibrations ebbed and flowed with his voice. It also worked from that distance if he blew into it – light breaths got the vibrations going gently, and hard breaths, or blowing into the mike, caused the vibrations to hit the maximum speed. This was kind of fun, but not really how I expected this to work at all.

I’d like to thank Loveo Co for sending me the Nox to review!  While I can’t recommend this – the Vox mode doesn’t work the way it should – I think the idea is pretty cool, as it would be fun to have a vibrator that is voice and sound activated, that will pick up on sounds in the room and not need you to be so close to the mike. If you’re interested in the Nox, you can pick one up at Pleasure’s Peak.

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

Lust In Lime

It’s the start of a new year, and time to check out more sex toys! To start January out right, Jopen sent me the L5, one of the interesting and colorful vibrators from their Lust line, for free in exchange for this review.

l5boxThe Lust L5 comes in a pretty pastel box with a picture of the toy on the back. The box has a magnetic lid, making it ideal for storage, and inside the box are the L5 in a foam bed, a USB charging cord, and a small informational booklet (there’s also a one year warranty).  I received mine in lime (it also comes in purple and pink), and it’s a beautiful, warm shade.

l5inboxThe L5 (and its sister vibes, the L6 and L7) have a truly unique look, with an overall clean design. The L5 is about 7 3/4″ long overall and covered with a l5wingsspreadseamless, smooth-feel silicone that has very little drag to the surface. The top half of the vibrator looks something like a budding flower, with a larger center and two delicate petals that extend over the top. The center is about 1 3/4″ long and 1” wide, with a rounded tip and gentle bulge. The petals are large, at 3 1/4″ long and 1 1/2″ wide, and they can flex out from the center to quite a wide angle. You can see the possibilities for their placement and use.

l5chargeonbottomThis is a rechargeable vibrator, and the charging port is on the bottom of the toy. The charging jack slips easily into the port, and it can be connected to your computer’s USB port or a wall adapter. The charging time is fast – just 2 hours for a full charge – and the L5 will run for 2 hours on high or 3 hours on low.  When charging, a led light flashes behind the upper control button on the front of the shaft; this light glows steady when charging is complete.

l5buttonsThe Lust L5 has two buttons on the front of the base (this is if you consider the petals to rise to the sides). The bottom button is an on/off button, and the top button controls the L5’s functions.  There are not graduated vibrations, but rather set speeds for the ten different steady, pulsating, and reverberating functions. On any of the functions, the L5 is very quiet. The vibrations are on the rumbly side and strong, and are strong in the center insertable. Depending on how you have the petals placed, they will carry the vibration of the center, although the strength you’ll feel will vary.

This is a completely waterproof vibe, so it’s safe (and fun) to take it into the bath.

The L5 is fairly easy to clean, and can be washed before and after use with antibacterial soap, a toy cleaner, or toy wipes. Care should be taken to clean where the petals connect to the body. Once dry, the L5 can be stored in its box or in a toybag. Water-based lube is recommended, but if you prefer to use a silicone or hybrid lube, do a spot test close to the bottom of the shaft first.

l5inhandSo, Did It Work? I was thrilled to get the Lust L5 in lime green – this has to be one of my favorite sex toy colors (or really, colors for almost anything), as it’s reminiscent of spring. And, hey, it’s green. The vibrations on all of the settings are strong, and enough to get me to orgasm. I also love that I can take this into the tub.

I was immensely curious about the use of the L5 when I’d seen pictures of it online, and I actually pulled out the instruction manual first (yes, I know, just what you’re supposed to do) to see what to do. However, the manual just points out the parts and features of the L5 – it doesn’t say anything about use. Obviously, this meant lots of experimenting.

I tried the L5 with the petals outspread and the center inserted. The petals are long enough to cover a wide area, and the vibrations and patterns are pleasant this way, although the center’s penetration is a bit too shallow for me, and the petals don’t transmit the vibrations as well when they’re spread out so far. Since the petals come close together, I also tried them as clitoral stimulators. They’ve got a light touch, which is good for foreplay, but using the center works even better. It’s firm and has a good vibration for this type of stimulation, and the petals add some stimulation.

My favorite way to use the L5, however, is with the petals inserted, along with the center. While it looks like it would be awkward to insert, the petals stay together and are gently tapered enough to make insertion easy once they’re lubed up. The petals add some length and girth to the toy, and when the L5 is  turned on, the petals add some movement inside that feels really good.

I like the fact that the L5 has an instant off button – because there are those times you’ve got to shut down in a hurry.

Thank you to Jopen for sending me the Lust L5 for free to review! If you’d like to start the new year off right with this unusual and powerful vibrator, you can pick up the L5, or other Lust line vibrators,  at SheVibe by clicking on the widget below. And don’t forget to check out Jopen on Facebook and Twitter!

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

Wicked Wednesday: My Way

winetoysMy way is….
a glass of wine….slightly sweet and fruity, bordering on dry…
candles…warm and spicy, filling the air with their aroma…
music…metal, or something classical, depending on my mood…
a bit of porn on the TV….
a vibrator or two, with multiple settings….
a solo experience….sometimes short, othertimes long…
always orgasmic….


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I Wanna Rock

There are so many ways to masturbate. And while I like using my hands, I also like to be able to use my vibrators and toys hands free. I’ve tried several different ones that allow you to rock them, and this month I was happy to receive the Power Play Dual Pleaser for free to review as part of Cal Exotics’ Sexpert Program.
calexinboxThe Power Play Dual Pleaser comes in a large clear clamshell with the product displayed through the front, and a paper insert visible through the back provides product information in several languages. The packagine is easy to open, and inside it are the pleaser, its attached remote, and a small paper with general instructions.

calexoutofboxThis vibrating toy is available in 3 colors: blue, purple, and pink. I received mine in pink, and it’s a rich raspberry color – closer to magenta than pink. Both the controller and Pleaser match in color. The Pleaser is made from smooth silicone, as is the control button, while the controller is made of ABS plastic covered in PU cote and the decor is ABS plastic with silver plating.

calexinhandThe Dual Pleaser is a toy that is meant to stimulate both internally and clitorally, and also to be used hands’free. The toy is 5” long from top to bottom overall. Its shaft is short, with 3 3/4” being insertable, and the shaft is 1 1/4” in diameter. The shaft is curved at the top, and the head is flexile over a rigid shaft which is covered with raised areas that give the Dual Pleaser a nice look. A bulge about midway down the shaft indicates where the motor is located.

The base is 3” long and about 1 1/8” wide at its widest; this piece has a small amount of give. The top side of the base, which reaches from the shaft to the clit, is lightly ringed for added texxture. The silicone the Pleaser is made of has just a bit of give, and isn’t sticky or tacky.

calexremoteThe toy is conected by a 24” power cord to the controller. The controller is large, at 5 3/4” long and almost 2” wide. Its back side is contoured to make the remote comfortable to hold. It has just one button on its front.

Why such a large remote, you might ask? Twist the remote open at its silver dividing line and remove the battery holder, and you’ll see why: the Dual Pleaser runs off of 4AAA batteries instead of the usual two. Battery direction is clearly labeled, and the battery holder is easy to remove and insert into the base. Twist the remote halves firmly back together, and the Dual Pleaser will be waterproof and ready to join you in the shower or tub.

To turn on the Dual Pleaser, press the button once. The Pleaser will start out on low, steady vibration. It has three speeds in all: low, medium, and high, and a fourth push will turn the Pleaser off. The vibrations are fairly strong and quite buzzy,  concentrated in the shaft, and they are a bit loud, especially if the Pleaser is used hands-free and the vibrations transmit through a couch or chair. You’ll need a moderate amount of background sound to cover up your use of this one (it’s louder in the water).

calexbatterypackThis toy is easy to clean with antibacterial soap and water, a toy cleaner, or toy wipes. When dry, it can be stored in a toy bag or box. Waterbased-lubes are recommended, but if you prefer to use a silicone-based lube, do a spot test on the bottom of the base first.

So, Did It Work? The Dual Pleaser is a good size, and it’s comfortable to insert, as well as to sit on. The vibrations are decently strong in the shaft, although there’s only the three steady settings and no patterns to choose from. The size of the clit arm is great – it’s long enough to hit where I need it to.

Unfortunately, while the clit arm is the right size, it’s missing one thing: vibrations. The only bullet in the toy is in the middle of the shaft, and the vibrations don’t transmit well into the base. I need strong vibrations on my clit to orgasm, and they’re missing on this one for me, even on the highest vibration setting.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Dual Pleaser for free to review! If you don’t need much in the way of vibrations on your clit, and prefer steady vibration internally, the Dual Pleaser may work for you.

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

TMI Tuesday: Discuss!

A small part of the collection

A small part of the collection

1. What do you collect?
I collect all kinds of things – there’s not enough space nor time to list everything I collect. I’m a huge Star Trek fan (TOS, thank you very much), and over the years I’ve gone to several conventions, where I’ve acquired some interesting things….including this, which amuses me to no end:



I collect Lovecraftian things, including plush Cthulhus (because, really, what cries out more to be stuffed and cuddled than the Elder God that slumbers under the sea?) and particularly old first edition books (although I have a weird children’s collection as well).

By James Spurrier [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By James Spurrier [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I also collect books in general (old and rare in particular), legos, and barbies.

Of course, I also collect sex toys, in every shape, size, and use imaginable. This is probably one of the funner things I collect, although it can be overwhelming at times.

2. What do you do for fun?
I like to read, play games, write, and craft. I’m all about making chocolates for Christmas, other holidays, and for fun, and I also like to make soap and quilt. And play – violin, guitar, and piano, depending on my mood.chocolate
3. Name a place that’s fun for you to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there.
Hmm…Disneyland? I love being there for a week at a time, but I think it would drive me nuts after a month or so.

4. Do you believe in revenge? Only when it’s served cold. I think there are certain situations that beg for revenge, yes.

5. Do you believe in forgiveness and do you forgive and forget?
I do believe in forgiveness, for the most part. There are some things that are just unforgivable, but most things are, and life is too short to hold grudges. Now, forget? No. I think it’s hard to forget something that you have to forgive, but you learn to temper your feelings.

6. Are you religious? spiritual? Atheist?
I’m not overly religious – I don’t belong to any particular church, Christian or otherwise, but I would say I’m spiritual. I kind of follow this quote from Albert Camus: ““I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.”

Bonus: What’s your routine every night just before you go to sleep?
Well, let’s see. Most nights, it’s a trip to the bathroom to remove makeup and brush my teeth, a check of the tv for channel and volume, and then typically I’ll strip down and slide nude under the covers for a snuggle before I fall asleep.

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