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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.

Something To Bite On

calexbitboxI’ve had the opportunity to review several of the items in Cal Exotics’ Scandal bondage line, and all of them have been fun. I love how they all coordinate with each other, allowing me to mix and match the pieces I want to use and still get a sexy, elegant look for the evening. This month, as part of Cal Exotics’ Sexpert program, I received an item I’d been wanting to try for a while – the Scandal Bar Gag – for free to review.

The Scandal Bar Gag comes in a large cardboard box, with a picture of the item on the front and back. Inside, the Gag comes sealed inside a plastic bag.

calexbitpic1The gag consists of two pieces – the bar and the straps. The bar is about 5 3/4” long and has a gentle curve. It has a 1/2” diameter, through which the fabric tie is threaded. The bar is made of phthalate-free PVC, and it has no smell or taste.  The bar is firm, but it will flex a bit. You can bite into the bar as well – if you bite for a long time, or very hard, teeth marks will appear on the bar. Depending on just how hard you bite, the marks may slowly disappear, or the indentations from your teeth may remain.

The fabric tie is 2 1/2” wide and about 53” long. It’s made of polyester, and is red with a black lace overlay, like the other pieces in the Scandal line.  The bar gag is centered on the tie, and then two simple knots on either side of the bar hold it in place, leaving about 22 1/2” on each side to tie. The gag is easy to tie, and its length allows it to hit a variety of head sizes.

calexbitThe bar can be wiped with soap and water, then dried. If necessary, the tie can be wiped with a wet cloth and allowed to dry before storing the gag away. It doesn’t take up much space, and can be stored in a drawer or bag. If necessary, the tie can be unknotted and pulled out from the gag. After washing and drying, a small rod (a pencil will do) will be necessary to push the fabric through the bit so it can be retied.

So, Did It Work? I’d never tried a bar gag before, so this was a good one to start with. I liked the size of the bar – it didn’t make me open my mouth too widely when i had it in, and I liked that I could bite into it if necessary. It doesn’t muffle sound, as you might expect, but it does make talking fairly unintelligible. The straps were easy for my husband to tie around my head, and they were comfortable where they touched my skin.  I love that this matches the rest of the Scandal line, and it gives us some variety when we play.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me this bar gag to review! If you’d like to try out a bar gag, this one from the Scandal line is a good choice – it’s pretty, well made, and inexpensive, and it coordinates nicely with other products in the Scandal line, which include bed restraints, a hog tie set, and a collar with leash. If you’re interested in trying this one out, you can pick it up at SheVibe by clicking on the widget below.


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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.

Orange Vibrations

It’s hard to believe that the summer is about half over already! The weather’s been hot, and there are few things better at night than to lie in front of a fan and masturbate with a vibrator or two.  This month, as part of the Cal Exotics’ Sexpert Program, I received the Silicone Gyration Sensations Gyrating 10-Function Tickler for free in exchange for this review.

gyrboxThe Gyrating Tickler comes in a cardboard box with a picture of the toy on the front and product information on the back. Inside the box are the control, bullet, and silicone sleeve, sealed in plastic, and a small universal instruction pamphlet. This toy comes in two fun colors, purple, and orange. I received mine in orange, and it’s that great Tic Tac color, warm and vibrant.

gyrstimulatorThe silicone sleeve is about 6” long overall (5 1/4” straight up and down), and its shaft is 3 1/2” insertable. The head is rounded and about 1 1/4” at its widest. The tip and upper part of the shaft are quite firm, while the shaft flexes lower down. The flexible clit stimulator is about 1 3/4” long and 1” wide. The top of its tip is covered with silicone nubs for extra stimulation.

gyrbulletThe ABS plastic bullet is somewhat bell-shaped, with a 1 1/4” diameter at its widest diameter, and 1” at the bottom. It’s attached to a long cord ending in a universal jack, which allows you to use it with any other jacked controller if you want a different set of patterns or more power. The bullet can be used alone, but it also (with a considerable amount of difficulty) can be inserted into the bottom of the sleeve.

gyrremoteThe controller looks like a long, oversized Tic Tac, and it’s also made of ABS plastic. The base unscrews to reveal the battery compartment, and a slide-out tray holds 2 AAA batteries. The tray can only be inserted one way into the controller’s body, and once it’s in and the base is attached, the Gyrating Tickler is ready to use.

The controller has just one button on the front. Pressing the button once will turn it on (it will start at the pattern after the one you shut the toy off on), and subsequent presses will cycle through the 10 vibration and pattern settings. There are three steady vibrations (high, medium, and low), and 7 pulsing and escalating patterns. The light behind the button will glow or flash to the vibration or pattern the Gyrating Tickler is on.

The vibrations are moderate and rumbly, not buzzy like you might expect. They are fairly quiet, especially when the bullet is inside the sleeve, and the sleeve is inserted. They travel decently down both the shaft and the clitoral arm.

gyrbatteryThis toy is easy to clean, even though it isn’t waterproof, and each piece can be cleaned separately. Both the sleeve and the bullet can be washed before and after use with water and antibacterial soap and water and dried, a toy cleaner, or toy wipe, and dried before storing. The controller can be wiped down with a wet washcloth and dried off if necessary. The box won’t hold up for long-term storage, but storing this in a toybag or drawer will work fine. Water-based lube is recommended, but if you want to use a silicone base, test it on the bottom of the sleeve before use.

gyrinhandSo, Did It Work? Some things about this toy worked well. The bullet alone had deeper vibrations than I expected, and I liked the variety of patterns and vibrations. It could have had more power behind it – I did try it with another remote I have that uses AA batteries, and the vibrations were stronger and easier for me to get the first orgasm. After the first one, the vibrations with the original controller were strong enough to keep me going….or coming, as the case may be. I liked that the sleeve was made of silicone, and it was easy to insert. With the bullet in, the vibrations traveled well throughout the sleeve, both to the head and through the clitoral arm (the arm could be a bit longer for me, but I was able to get it pretty well situated).

Getting the sleeve on and off the bullet is, however, a real challenge. My husband had to put the bullet in, as I could not get it in no matter how hard I tried, and even though he did this a few times, it didn’t get much easier. Lubing the bullet helped, but it was still tough for him (and impossible for me) to do. I could get the bullet out by rolling the bottom of the sleeve and really working it – it’s good that it stays completely in place when it’s in the sleeve, but it should be easier to put it in and take it out. Could you leave it in? You could, but toys like this I like to be able to use the sleeve and bullet separately. Considering the amount of pulling, rolling, and twisting the bottom of the sleeve endured during our attempts with the bullet, I will say that the material didn’t rip or appear to stretch at all.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Silicone Gyration Sensations Gyrating 10-Function Tickler for free to review! If you’re interested in this tickler, or other Cal Exotics toys, you can pick one up at Adam & Eve.

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Hot Fun In The Summertime

June marks the beginning of summer, although it seems like the weather’s already arrived. Lots of rabbits are running around outside, and Cal Exotics has new rabbits for inside as well. This month, as part of their Sexpert program, I received the Entice Katharine for free in exchange for this review.

kathboxThe Entice Katharine comes in a black cardboard box, with a picture of the product on the front and product information on the sides and back. The toy comes in 3 colors – pink, raspberry, and purple. My Katharine came in raspberry, and it’s a rich purplish pink color. Inside the box are the vibrator and a USB charging cord, as well as a general instruction sheet.

kathoutofboxKatharine is a nicely-sized silicone rabbit.  She’s 8 1/2” long overall, with about 4” insertable. Her shaft is covered with smooth, non-tacky silicone, and she has a gently curved shape. Several waves run down her sides adding to her aesthetic – these don’t add to the internal sensation, but give her a sleek, modern look. The tip of the shaft is rounded and slightly tapered for easier insertion, and there’s a slight bulge for G-spot stimulation. The shaft is just 1 1/4” wide, great for those who don’t like girthier rabbits, and narrows slightly towards the base.

kathflexclitThe clitoral arm is a small rabbit that has a nose bump, which may hit your clit directly on, and two separated ears. This arm is 2 1/4” long and about 1” wide. The arm is flexible away from the shaft, which aids in positioning.

Katharine is a rechargeable rabbit, and she charges via USB – you can plug her into your computer, or into a USB wall port for charging. The charging contacts are magnetic, and the two contacts attach over Katharine’s control buttons. The charger only attaches one way to the toy, and it snaps on securely – it doesn’t tend to come unattached. When charging, a white light flashes around the buttons, and it glows steadily when Katharine is fully charged.

kathchargebuttonsThis rabbit is controlled by two buttons which are located below the clit arm. The buttons are surrounded by a metal-plated ABS ring. The top button controls the clit stimulator, and the bottom button controls the shaft. Each button must be pressed for 3 seconds to turn the motor on, and three seconds to turn it off.  The vibration patterns are the same in both motors: 3 steady vibrations (low, medium, and high), and 5 pulse patterns. The vibrations are strong, and are on the buzzy side. They’re concentrated below the tip in the shaft (they can be felt farther down the shaft, but are much weaker) and in the main part of the bunny on the clit arm (and they do travel well through the ears). No light indicates when just the clit arm is turned on, but a white light and a red light both glow when the shaft is on.

kathchargingWhat makes Katharine unique from other rabbits is that she warms during use. The sensation is most pronounce in the top part of the shaft, and the shaft warms up to 104 degrees Farenheit when it’s turned on.

Katharine is waterproof, so she’s great to take into the bath.

This rabbit is easy to clean before and after use with antibacterial soap and water, or you can use toy wipes or toy cleaner. She doesn’t pick up a lot of lint, and can be stored in a toy bag – the box can be used, but it won’t hold up over time. Water-based lube is recommended, but if you prefer silicone, do a spot test near the bottom of Katharine to make sure there’s no reaction.

kathaloneSo, Did It Work? Katharine is a fun little rabbit, and I’d recommend her. Her vibrations are pretty strong, and even though they’re on the buzzy side, they’re strong enough to bring me to orgasm. I usually don’t use patterns for clit stimulation, but internally I really enjoyed the pulses. The clit arm is just a bit too short to hit my clit with its nose bump, but the ears reach just fine. I like that the motors are controlled separately, so I can have the patterns inside and the steady vibrations on my clit.

I could feel the tip of the shaft warming inside, and the amount it warmed depended on if I was using the steady vibrations or the pulses. I don’t know if it reached 104 degrees, but it was pleasantly warm during use.

I also really like the charging plug this comes with. Some magnetic ones I have for other toys are really finicky – you have to position the charger on the right area, and then fiddle with the angle to keep the logo lit and the toy charging. And there’s nothing worse than thinking you’ve charged a toy, then finding out that it hasn’t charged at all. With Katharine’s charger, it snaps securely to the toy, keeping it in place and charging without worry.

Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending me the Entice Katharine for free to review! If you’re interested in the Cal Exotics’ Entice line you can check them out (Katharine is not available as yet) at PinkCherry.com.

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

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