Nov 012012
 

It’s fine to be expensive if you’re worth it.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it – well, I don’t know how many reviews I’ve said it in… I’m not a fan of toy sprays. I am, however, just fine with toy wipes. At least with a wipe there’s something actually touching and removing the body fluids off of toys, unlike some of the sprays that you just spritz and go. So I’m checking out these Afterglow wipes by Devine Toys. They come in individually wrapped wipes, and your options  are a box of 20 or a box of 24. These guys are good for toy and personal use. You can toss one in your purse or bag and head out.

These things aren’t huge, but they aren’t small either – 5.9 inches x 7.9 inches. They do have some really great elasticity. I love the stretch. I don’t feel as if they’ll fall apart after one swipe. Durability? Check. They also smell clean! There’s no chemical odor at all. No residue. Nothing sticky left over on my hands… I like it! I know, they’re expensive, but they’re worth it.

Here’s the ingredients that makes the Afterglow wipes all juicy:

Water, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG 14M, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Bergamot, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Nov 012012
 

Here’s the newest thing that I love. The PicoBong Toy Cleanser Pen Spray. Let me remind you about how I feel when it comes to toy cleaners.  The short of it – I’m not a fan of spraying a dirty toy and *Ta-Da* it’s clean again. Yeah. No. What I am a fan of is having disinfecting stuff with me on the go. I figure that if this stuff is supposed to clean coochie juice off a sex toy, then surely it’ll get the dirt and germs off your hands if you don’t have access to soap and water.

Spray. Wait. Wipe. – That’s the directions for the Pen Spray. Great, well I’m not even considering using it as sex toy cleaner, first of all, there’s not enough of it to even clean-up after one of the messes that I make and second – well, after number one you don’t really need a number two, ehh? There’s only .34 fluid ounces in this sucker. If you do want to use this minute amount as sex toy cleaner, then feel free, but don’t feel limited.

What do you mean? It’s got a twist off cap. Nice. So, you can wash it out and reload with more sex toy cleaner, hand sanitizer, hairspray, mouthwash, body spray, tobasco sauce – seriously… use it as a weapon. Your imagination is your only limit here. Pretty much anything that you want to take on the go, in your purse, in your pocket, or keep in your car. The best part is – You can strip off the sticker and no one knows what it is. And at $4.95, you’d better re-use it or you just got screwed because that’s way too much to pay for such a small amount of cleaner.

Your ingredient list for The PicoBong Toy Cleanser Pen Spray is as follows:

Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Phenpoxyethanol, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Surralose, Sorbitol, Zinc Gluconate, Zinc Acetate, Zinc Lactate, Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Benzalkonium Chloride

Oct 172012
 

LELO does everything with luxury and their toy cleaner is no different. Their Antibacterial Cleaning Spray comes in a very sleek and discreet bottle and packaging. The alcohol-free and pH balanced toy cleaner comes a 2 fl.oz (60ml)  all white container topped with a shiny silver cap.

You can set this beside any of your beauty products without worry of it being pinned as an item used in conjunction with sex toys. It’s fine to travel with. The spray top doesn’t leak, and it has a cap. It’s suitable for cleaning a variety of materials including, silicone, rubber, and latex.

Although I’ve never been big on using toy cleaners, I’ve always heard great things about LELO’s brand.  No, it’s not vegan, and it does have some questionable products like propylene glycol, but even that ingredient says that it should be fine as long as you wash it off after use. Although, the directions say that you shouldn’t have to. Directions, smermections. I’m washing this stuff off. I don’t care what they say.

The side of the bottle has the directions in four different languages. Here they are in English:

Spray the surface of the toy, leave for five seconds and then wipe clean with a lint free cloth or towel. The body safe formula means there’s no need to rinse with water. Avoid contact with eyes and do not swallow.

Here are the rest of the ingredients if you’re interested:

Water – What oceans are made of.

Propylene Glycol – found in many sex toy cleaners – Propylene glycol is a small organic alcohol commonly used as a skin conditioning agent. It has been associated with irritant and allergic contact dermatitis as well as contact urticaria in humans; these sensitization effects can be manifested at propylene glycol concentrations as low as 2%. Some studies found it a strong skin irritant that can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage. However, in some studies, if it were washed offer after use, it was deemed safe to use.

Phenoxyethanol – A used in cosmetics and personal care products.

Decyl Glucoside – A cleaning agent commonly used in shampoos and body washes.

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate – A skin conditioning agent derived from coconut oil.

*Due to the presence of PEG, this ingredient may contain potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane.

PEG-12 Dimethicone – A hair and skin conditioning agent

*Due to the presence of PEG, this ingredient may contain potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane.

Sucralose – A flavoring and skin conditioning agent

Sorbitol – A flavoring, fragrance, and skin conditioning agent – Used as a thickner

Zinc Acetate – Couldn’t find anything on it.

Zinc Lactate – A cosmetic astringent and  deodorant agent

Chlorhexidine Gluconate – You’re out of luck on this one, too.

Citric Acid – A chelating agent

Disodium EDTA – A chelating agent which also controls viscosity.

Benzalkonium Chloride – A preservative and surfactant associated with severe skin, eye, and respiratory irritation and allergies, benzalkonium chloride is a sensitizer especially dangerous for people with asthma or skin conditions such as eczema. Benzalkonium chloride is found in many household disinfectants and cleaning supplies. Regular use of products containing antimicrobials such as benzalkonium chloride could lead to the development of resistant bacteria in homes and food processing facilities.

I’m part of the “soap and water” gang. I just can’t wrap my head around spraying a used toy and thinking that it’s then 100% disinfected. I don’t think it matters if I’ve used it or someone else has used it. And what about my sensitive coochie?! I don’t want any harsh chemical residual funkiness on or in me! Maybe I don’t really trust toy cleaners.

But it’s got to be the easiest way to clean a toy – EVER. Just make sure that you get fluids off of EVERY SINGLE SPOT! Either way, I’d still wash this stuff off after using it. I’m not taking any chances with my coochie. It’s the only one I’ve got.

LTC LTC1

Jul 302012
 

Seven ’til Midnight did a great job with this thong. It’s stretchy and comfortable. I feel sexy when I wear it and The Husband makes me feel even sexier. It’s well made and beautiful.

Pros:
+ Comfortable
+ Stretchy
+ Well made
Cons:
- None
This is the most gorgeous thong. I fell in love with the color almost immediately. The fact that the panel was supposed to give you some tummy coverage appealed to me even more. This was going to be my first time ordering from Seven ‘til Midnight, but I wanted this on my body. I wanted to be somewhere, talking to someone, knowing that I was wearing these panties.The Undercover Lover Shaping Thong was wrapped in a clear plastic bag for the first 3 seconds that I owned it. After tossing that aside, I noticed the attached tag included the manufacturer’s name, website, and a copy of the stock photo that’s on the product page. It also included the size of the thong and the following information:

+ Lace overlay microfiber thong offers smoothing and tummy control
+ Minimal rear coverage leaves no panty lines for added comfort and confidence
+ Pair with any of our control tops to create a slimming, fashionable outfit

What’s it made of?
The Undercover Lover Shaping Thong from Seven ‘til Midnight is made from 92% Polyester and 8% Spandex, as listed on the care tag. There’s almost two parts to this panty. There’s the panel that’s made up of the two materials sewn together and the thong. The inside of the panel is lined with a silky colored, fuschia material that feels great against the skin. The outer layer is covered in a lacy, floral material.

Sizing and Fit:
Seven ‘til Midnight’s The Undercover Lover Shaping Thong comes in Small, Medium, Large, XL, 1X/2X, 3X/4X. I decided on their 1X/2X and here’s their measurements up against mine:

Seven ‘til Midnight’s 1X-2X: Waist: 36-38 inches Hip: 42-48 inches
My Measurements: Waist: 42 inches Hip: 48 inches

Waist (unstretched) – 32inches
Waist (stretched) – 48 inches
Thong length – 10.5 inches
Panty liner length – 4.5 inches long

They have quite a good bit of stretch to them, so I don’t buy the whole ‘tummy control’ advertising. I do think that the design and cut of the panties are geared towards those who have tummy issues, however, there’s no special “shapewear” that provides any extra belly support.

How well is it made?:
Fortunately, everything looks to be in good working order with this Seven ‘till Midnight piece. There are a few areas where it looks as if the lace wasn’t lined up perfectly before it was sewn, but nothing seems to be coming apart.

Care and Maintenance:
The tag says: Hand wash cold. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Line dry. These will go into a lingerie bag and then into the washing machine. I don’t know if I’ll dry them yet. However – I still advise you to follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. I store mine in my panty drawer. Just fold them and toss them right in. Although… I don’t know why I bother folding my panties because they never stay folded.

When I wear them:
Here’s what I hate about anything with lace: you can’t wear anything tight with it. I can always see the lacy design through thin materials, so I have to keep that in mind when dressing. However, this thong was comfortable and I was pleased with the fit! It was stretchy and felt nice against my skin. I also like wearing thongs to some of the play parties that I go to. Thongs make it easy for implements used for impact play to get to your ass cheeks without having to put all of your business out there for the entire group to see.

Experience
I paired this with a black bra and wore it out under a black dress. After coming home and while undressing, The Husband did a double take when I turned to hang my dress on the outside of the closet.The Husband: I like those panties, girl.
Me: Thanks
The Husband: Take ‘em off.

Follow-up commentary
I still like them, even three months after original review
Any pair of panties that catch The Husband’s attention are a good pair. These are comfortable and really gorgeous. They’ve actually held up well. In all honesty, I’ve just been tossing them in the washing machine. Granted, I’ve separated them into the delicate pile, but they’re still in great shape. They haven’t torn, despite being roughly pulled off and The Husband loves how they make my ass look. How can I argue with that? STM2 STM1
Jun 122012
 

If you’ve read My Clit’s Trip, you’ll understand a little bit about what I’ve been through when it comes to all of these stimulating gels and creams.  Doc Johnson put out the newest gel that I plan on experimenting with. It’s called “My Secret Valentine Tingle Gele” and it’s supposed to be an aid in the oral department.  It claims to tingle and numb, but does so only slightly.  I went with the strawberry and was pleasantly surprised at how dead-on it tasted and smelled. Its consistency is that of a loose, maybe watered down or warmed up Jell-o. It comes in a plastic, two ounce jar. Its cap twists off to reveal a plastic  peel-away layer before its initial use, but after that, it’s just you and the jar.

Here’s an ingredient list, but I’ll go ahead and warn you about the glycerin. One more thing – on my voyage of gels, creams, lotions, and lubricants that are supposed to stimulate my lady bits, none of them seem to have really great, above board ingredients.

Water, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum,  Flavor, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Sodium Saccharin, Menthoxypropanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Red 40 (CI 16035)

Despite that the gel didn’t really numb or tingle, we did enjoy its taste. The Husband benefited via a good, old fashioned, down and dirty, sticky blowjob. I’m talking about Deepthroat City, gagging and slapping the titties. Because the Tingle Gele is a bit sticky, if you’re not going to get nasty with it, don’t bother. Since the taste is quite nice, why not make the most of it? We did!  Although there were no numbing effects, the taste was enough to incite a little fun. Unfortunately, the sticky gel gets everywhere. I was trying to get it out of my hair at 3:00am while it was drying. I felt like I was 17 again.

Jun 122012
 

A while back I decided to take a trip down the road of stimulating, tingling, cooling, creams, lotions, gels… and whatever else I could find. There was one rancid G-spot cream that – swear to God… could kill a dead rat. Yet, a week later, someone wrote a review claiming that it was the best thing since sliced bread. Go figure. The best one I’ve tried so far has been the Rocket Body Balm. It’s actually made for men, but worked wonderfully for me.  There’s a female version called the Flower Body Balm that I haven’t tried yet and don’t see any reason to since I hear the male version is much better.

That’s NOT It!

I would never recommend this product to a soul. The ingredients in this product stopped me in my tracks.  If you’re looking for a safe product that stimulates, stay clear from here.

Pros:
+ Has a great information guide about the G-Spot
Cons:
- Horrible ingredients!
– Not body safe
– Runny consistency
“Ooooh! That’s it!” is advertised as a G-spot climaxing gel. Unfortunately, that’s not it. That product comes in a small, 1 fluid ounce tube. On the front of the tube it has a drawing of a feminine set of hips and legs, with a heart over the girly-bits. It says “Excite the G-spot.” On the back of the tube it has an ingredient list. I began my research with this list, as well as with the one listed on the product page. I usually include an ingredient list for any product that has one, but instead, I’m going to include a warning. Not only does this product include parabens and glycerin, but as I was researching the other ingredients that are in it, a good many of them showed up as toxin risks. That would also explain the extremely chemical smell that the product has.Example: Methylisothiazolinone and Propylene glycol

The back of the tube also has a warning for those with STDs or pregnant women not to use at all. It also warns that anyone who experiences any irritation should discontinue use and wash the affected area thoroughly.

After all the warnings, there are directions to apply a pea-sized amount to your G-spot after using the included “Find It” Guide in order to… find it. While the G-spot gel totally turned me off, the “Find It” Guide is something I wish I had copies of. Trust me, there have been a few men in my life that I would have loved to have given one of these to. This guide goes into great detail about the location, how to stimulate, what to expect from her stimulation, the best positions for stimulation, and diagrams of the G-spot. This guide is the highlight of everything that came in the package – product included.

During my research on the ingredients contained in the G-spot gel, I decided not to use this on my G-spot. However, I did use it on my clitoris. Unfortunately, the sensation was sad. It had a slight cooling effect for a few minutes and then, nothing. Each time, after testing, I washed it off immediately with a warm, wet washcloth.

I applied it to my hand and it absorbed into my skin nicely, but the consistency was more runny than gel-like.

Experience
Even as I was applying this to my clit, I was thinking “Why am I DOING THIS?” I just couldn’t get over the ingredients! This is not a body-safe product. Why did I even try it? I guess I was hoping that it would be amazing and send my clit straight to Orgasm City. No worries, that didn’t happen.The Husband came in just as I was finishing up with giving this gel a test run. He picked up the tube from the bedside table as I was getting up from the bed and heading to the connected bathroom to wash-up.

The Husband: Ooooh…. That’s it?
Me: Ooooh… That is soooo not it.
The Husband: I thought I was it.
Me: You are, Baby… you are.

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