Jan 022013
 

Erotic Toy Town sent me the Divine Scintillation by California Exotics to take a look at and review. I’ll tell you right away that I like the small box that it comes in. The front of it opens like a book to reveal the toy covered by plastic. When you close it, it stays connected via a hidden magnetic strip. The box doesn’t scream “sex toy.” It just looks like a small massager.

When I pulled out the product, I was a little surprised at exactly how small it really was. The only massager that I own is the Hitachi, and that sucker is huge. I could beat someone to death with that thing, but it has enough power to cut my hedges with the right attachment. However, the Divine Scintillation is nice and petite, fitting my hand perfectly.

The body of the Scintillation measures about 5.5 inches long as it curves to fit nicely with your hand. At its largest, its circumference is about 3 ¾ and it gently slopes downwards from there as you move towards the end of the body or the swiveled piece, but not by much at all. The piece between the curved body and the head that allows for the head to swivel around is about .5 inches in length and 1 ¾ in circumference. The head is a little over 1 ¼ inches long and the circumference ranges from 4 inches at its largest (the bottom of the head) to 2 ¾ at its smallest (the top of the head) due to its ribbed texture.

At the bottom of the toy there’s an opening for the insertion for the two AAA batteries that it takes to operate the toy. Simply pull the cover off and insert the batteries. No big issue there. Remember to take the batteries out before storing to prolong the life of the batteries!

About ¾ of the way up the curved handle is a button made of the same TPR material that the head and swivel material is made from. The body is ABS plastic. Cleaning is fairly easy, you can use warm water and an antibacterial soap, toy cleaners, and wipes will also do the job well. Don’t submerge the Scintillation as it isn’t waterproof.

The handle of the Scintillation is black with purple swirly designs on it, matching the purple head. I think Cal Exotics carries this product in pink as well.

The Divine Scintillation has three speeds, all of which are loud. Unfortunately, once you turn it on, you have to scroll through all the vibrations in order to turn the thing off. Here’s the BIG problem, though. It doesn’t matter HOW powerful this toy is. That wonderful swivel head totally cancels out everything. As soon as you touch this thing to your clit or any other part of your body, it gives. You can’t apply any pressure because the head is so sensitive to movement. Fail.

Scale of 1-5

Noise – 4

Let’s face it, this sucker is loud. It has three speeds – loud, louder, and loudest. I’ll bet my neighbors thought I was mowing my lawn when I was testing this sucker out.

Vibrations – 2

I can’t really feel them! Damn that swiveled head!

Conclusion:

This is one that I’d leave behind. It’s loud. I can’t apply it to any part of my body because the head is so damn bendy, and the material is porous. I need something more body-safe, more powerful, and quieter. Sorry guys. I wish I had better news about this one, Guys.

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Dec 112012
 

Mia. This is one of those; put in your purse; it locks; nobody knows about; you snatch out and go at it in the bathroom and take dirty pictures for someone. –Too much? So I’m sitting here watching this clitoral vibe blinking while it’s sucking its coochie vibe’n power out of my laptop. It takes an hour, by the way, for the white LED light to stop blinking and glow steady. That means that it’s charged. There’s a silicone plus and minus signs, one on top of the other. The LED light is between them. When Mia’s battery runs low, it’ll blink red. You know, if caught, you could actually just say that you don’t want to forget your USB drive, so you hide it in your coochie.

If you need to power off instantly, then hold down the minus button down.  Directions are fairly easy to understand when it comes to power. Up is more and down is less. The vibrations get some decent intensity. I’m thrilled with it- and little more than MiMi can do that these days. Here’s where I think that LELO could have saved their money and just made this one a Hitachi in your panties.

If you’ve got Mia going at her max, holding the plus button for two seconds will send Miainto patterns. They are a bit difficult to find your way out of and around, but some pulses and rollercoastering wouldn’t be so bad if you didn’t have to scroll through everything to get to them. I’m usually a “keep it at the top speed” kinda girl, anyway.

It comes with an USB extension, so it doesn’t have to be stuck right into your laptop. It also comes with a warranty, a black, silk storage bag, and the information packet, all wrapped nicely in LELO’s basic black box. Tie a big, red, silk bow around that box and you’ve got a sexy gift!

With Mia’s lid on, it is 4.5 inches long. With an about 2 ¾ circumference at its fattest, she’s a small, discreet clitoral vibrator with enough power to get me off. I likey.

Mia cleans up nice too. Antibacterial soap and water is the easiest way to go. Since she’s plastic, but not submergible or waterproof, just take it easy with the lid and getting any water near the USB port. You can also use a 10% bleach solution.

I’ve had Mia in my purse and pulled her out on a visit to the bathroom. I can get a quick orgasm with her, even if there is a crazy or two peeking through the space where the stall door meets the wall. Hey, if they want the show – who am I to deny them?

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I also used my Mia to enter in Toy With Me Tuesday! Check out my entry and use the link to find others!

Oct 302012
 

The Mangasm Buzz is a product geared towards men as a popular vibrating prostate toy. However, it also works to stimulate the G-spot in women. It’s not large or intimidating. Rather, it’s easy to use either solo or with a partner.

The Mangasm Buzz is made of silicone, which is extremely body safe. The bullet inside, however, is made of plastic. The silicone part can be cleaned in a multitude of ways, toy cleaner, toy wipes, tossed into the top rack of the dishwasher (just make sure there are no dishes in there along with it and there’s no soap) or boil it for about three minutes. You can also use the wipe-down method – antibacterial soap and water. Since silicone is non-porous, it’s very easy to clean and get rid of unwanted chemicals and smells.

As for the plastic bullet, you can submerge it – it’s waterproof! Some toys have a waterproof seal around them, but that doesn’t mean that they actually keep the water out. A quick waterproof test where we turn the toy on and submerge it, then remove it from the water and dry it off before checking inside the battery  case for water will tell us if the toy really is waterproof or not. In this case there was no water inside the battery case, therefore the bullet is waterproof! It makes clean-up much easier for the bullet. A quick antibacterial soap and water bath is usually the easiest way to go.

Here comes the disclaimers… always use a condom when sharing between partners and I’m sure you know that it’s never a good idea to go from anal to vaginal. Let’s keep it safe, people!

Now, the Mangasm Buzz has some drag to it, so be careful only to use water based lubes, as silicone and oil based can destroy its finish. The Mangasm Buzz is light, and only slightly flexible. It does have a seam that runs over the entire toy. It can barely be seen. If you push down hard, you can feel it, but it can’t be felt during use.

The design of the Mangasm Buzz is interesting. It looks very ergonomic. Let’s start from the bottom of the toy. The base looks to have enough room to get a good grip on the toy. The neck is slim, which is a good sign in anal toys, and then on one side, the toy flares a bit, like a belly, and the opposite side, it has two small raised bumps. They both lead up to the softly pointed head of the toy. The base is about 3 inches across. The neck (sans bullet) is about 2 ¼ in circumference. The circumference then widens to about 3 ½. The total length is about 4 ½ inches. You can insert probably 3 inches of that.

I was very impressed with all of the levels of vibrations, escalation, and pulses that this small bullet was able to produce. Powered by only three watch batteries, the power from the bullet was felt even at the tip of the silicone toy. Its power was light to moderate, but still impressive considering that it was being run on three watch batteries and being felt through a silicone body. Here are the functions of the Mangasm Buzz:

Low vibration

Medium vibration

High vibrations

High pulse

Four quick pulses on high and then a steady vibration

Escalates up on each level of vibration then down

Two pulses up on each level of vibration, elevating up

If you’d like for the bullet to turn off, regardless of the function that it’s on, simply hold it down for a second or two.

A few negatives about the Mangasm Buzz:

It’s pink. – Not everyone’s going to love the color.

There could have been more instructions or information with the product.

Getting the bullet out was like an act of Congress. – This sucker took FOREVER to come out.

HINT: Maybe try a little lube so it’ll slide in easier next time.

What I really liked about the Mangasm Buzz:

Hell, I like pink!

I was impressed with all the functions that it had.

Body-safe material – nice.

Good for both sexes – always a plus!

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Oct 222012
 

The Luxe Rejuvenate is a small, handheld vibrator. It works best to stimulate the G-spot, clitoris, the testicles, perineum, and when covered with a condom, the anal cavity. It’s made from ABS plastic with a PU coat, which is hypoallergenic, latex and phthalates-free.  It has a very smooth, silky feel to it, except for the seam running all the way around the toy. That seam can’t be felt during use, but it’s still outlandishly there. The Luxe Rejuvenate is firm and unyielding. It’s not going to bend. The toy feels really light in your hands. I think it weighs 1.7 ounces. The length is almost 5 inches if you follow the curve of the toy.  The diameter of the flat face of the toy is about an inch. Speaking of which, it reminds me of the flat face that Gigi and Ella have; only the Luxe is more round than oval. The Luxe also just fits perfectly in your hand. I haven’t experienced any drag with it, but if you do, feel free to use silicone or water based lube with it. Maximus is my go-to when it comes to water-based lubrication.

I can feel the vibrations in the head of the toy and not the controls. This isn’t one that’s going to make your fingers numb. The Luxe is powered by two AAA batteries tuck snugly into the back bottom of the product; however, closing the battery compartment is just odd. I have no other words for it. Funky little thing that it is.

I really wish that Cal Exotics would make their products waterproof if they’re going to advertise an item as being so all over their box. Unfortunately, even with the protective band, the Luxe failed a water test – badly. Back to the positives, it’s small and it doesn’t look phallic in shape. It could be stashed away in a panty drawer or taken on a shopping trip with your Mother-In-Law when you need to slip into the bathroom for a much needed stress relieving break.  Overall, it doesn’t look as if it’s going to fall apart, but it’s not going to win “Toy of the Year,” either.

The Luxe Rejuvenate escalates, pulsates, and vibrates. It has two buttons. The top one is a simple On/Off button that will turn the toy on and off at any point during its use. Once it’s turned on, the LED lights will glow and you can press the bottom button to get cranking’.

  1. Steady vibration on low
  2. Steady vibration on medium
  3. Steady vibration on high
  4. Escalates through all vibrations
  5. Pulsates on high
  6. Quick pulsations on high
  7. Pulse, pulse, pulse, steady vibration on high

The Lux isn’t extremely loud, but it isn’t the quietest toy I’ve ever heard either. You could probably get away with going at it while under the covers, door shut, as long as something else was running in your room – think T.V. or radio. As I said before, the Luxe is fairly discreet so storing it in your panty drawer should be fine. If you have other storage options, go ahead. Personally, I’d toss the box as it takes up too much room and obviously, the information isn’t really accurate.

When you are ready to clean your Luxe Rejuvenate, antibacterial soap and water is always an easy choice. You can also use toy cleaners or toy wipes. Take your batteries out between uses as it saves on battery life.

Honestly, I’ve never found myself a fan of Cal Exotics products. They are on the cheaper side of sex toys and there’s usually something about the toy that makes it pretty obvious as to why. If a product advertises its ability to be waterproof, it should be. The seam is huge. The battery compartment fits together oddly. Unfortunately, the Luxe didn’t impress me. Although the vibrations, escalations, and pulsations are almost a mixture of rumbly and buzzy (and I love rumbly) – I’m still not impressed, but it’s better than you average Cal Exotics product. The price point for this guy is way off, though!

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Jul 022012
 

The Leisure Lover is the prime example of a free toy that I don’t want, I don’t understand, and will not use unless it’s to review. I think it’s a cheap toy; and I’m getting tired of toys like this.

I thought this was a vibrator, not a Wii remote!

This is the dullest toy that I own. Its buzzy vibrations are weak and unexciting. The most fun part about this vibrator is the wrist handle that comes with it. For some reason the manufactures seem to think that we’re going to have so much fun with this toy that we’re likely to sling it around and throw it through a flat screen. No worries guys… that won’t happen, out a window, maybe.

Pros:
+ Quiet
+ Nice Design
Cons:
- Weak vibrations
– Horrible smell
– Not sure that its materials are really body safe.
Use
I don’t know who NMC thought this toy would interest. With its rancid smell and weak vibrations, I’m guessing they were taking a shot at fooling beginners. However, there’s a big difference in making a product for those who are new to or intimidated by sex toys or even sensitive to vibrations than those who will ignorantly purchase toys that are bad for them, have really weak vibrations, won’t last and are cheaply made just because they don’t know any better and then label it wrong and hope that we’ll tell people that it’s “great for beginners.” It’s wrong. Beginners shouldn’t be told to buy sucky toys. This toy isn’t good for beginners. It isn’t good for anyone. I’ll be honest, the design isn’t half bad. I enjoy the decreasing of shapes. However, the black, heart-adorned wrist handle? I’m not fourteen anymore. I ordered a vibrator, not a Wii remote! The material, bad smell, little to no vibrations, and inability to clean properly? You can keep it.

Material / Texture

The Leisure Lover is partially made of an inner ABS plastic form and fully covered by what the product page lists as phthalate free pvc. The product page lists this toy as being made from hypoallergenic, latex and phthalates free, food-grade material. I say that knowing that some companies manufacture cheaper toys, labeling them as phthalate free, when in fact, they aren’t. Keep your condoms handy just in case. NMC Ltd is the manufacturer of the Leisure Lover. Nanma is one of Asia’s largest manufactures of adult materials. Another reason that I question the safety and material of the Leisure Lover is the smell of it. Nothing that’s good for you is ever supposed to smell as if it’s just been chugged straight out of the local toxic chemical factory. And…. I’m not tasting that.The Leisure Lover is very flexible, at least up until the point that the plastic form can be seen. Once you’re into that plastic form territory, you’re stiff as a bone. You’ve still got the squishy-ness surrounding it, but the toy itself isn’t flexing back and forth.Besides the safety of the product not impressing me, the texture has more drag than any other toy I’ve ever held. You’re going to need your fair share of lube in order to get this one going. Think silicone or water based lubricants. It could also double as a lint brush. Simply roll it over your clothes before work and you’ll be free of any unsightly pet hair, lint, stray strings, or fuzzies.

Design / Shape / Size
The Leisure Lover is made up of five globular shapes, each one smaller than the one below. The circumference of the largest/bottom shape is 5 1/2 inches. The circumference of the next shape up is almost 5 inches. The next is almost 4 1/2 inches. The next is a little under four inches and the smallest/top is almost 3 inches.
The Leisure Lover is almost 7 1/2 inches long. One inch of that is the hard, plastic cap that you easily unscrew in order to insert the one AA battery that the vibrator is powered by. The inner ABS plastic core is about 3 1/2 inches. From the top of the ABS plastic core to the top of the toy is 3 inches.A slow thrusting motion makes the globular shapes pop in and out of the vaginal canal, giving the vagina and the G-spot a wonderful sensation. The vibrations, although extremely weak, are buzzy, and felt mostly in the lower shapes of the vibrator. The motor is obviously housed in the ABS plastic form and aren’t felt much beyond it.There aren’t any visible seems, but where the PVC meets the plastic, right at the screw top for the battery compartment, it looks like a mess. If there was ever a perfect place for bacteria and all around nasty to live and grow in perfect harmony, it’s here. Take a toothbrush to it. Clean it well.

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Leisure Lover is controlled by a dial base located on the very bottom of the vibrator. The controls are very easy to use and easily accessible while you’re using it. By simply turning the dial clockwise you will increase the vibrations of the vibe. Turning the dial counter-clockwise decreases the vibrations and ultimately turns the toy completely off. For the Leisure Lover, the difference between completely off and high are very little. Sadly, this toy’s vibrations are terribly weak.Waterproof! Yes, it is waterproof. I let the Leisure Lover have it’s way with a sink full of water. I wiped it down afterwards and the battery compartment was nice and dry. However, even on its highest vibration, it didn’t move around enough to even make the slightest ripple in the water.

Care and Maintenance

In order to clean the Leisure Lover you can use toy wipes or antibacterial soap and water. It’s nice that the vibrator passed the waterproof test so that we know that it can be submerged. It makes for much easier cleaning. Don’t forget to take an old toothbrush to the area above the battery cap. That will help to remove any fluids and bacteria.

Packaging

The 14 year old girl who was project director on the Leisure Lover’s advertising box did a great job. You can’t read half of the words because they’re all in funny little fonts. The box is a funky green and pink color. It has hearts and swirls. The words “FREEZY STIFFS” are written boldly down the front of the box. What is a freezy stiff? The box is clear, easy to see the vibrator through, recyclable plastic, not discreet in the least, and fun to toss out.On it’s packaging it also has the logo for ABA Formula Plastic. It also lists claims such as odorless and non-toxic. Wait… is this made from ABA Plastic or Phthalate free PVC? Hmmm?

Experience

I was not impressed with the Leisure Lover in the least. I slapped a condom on it and began to masturbate my way to a nap. That’s a sad day, folks.

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Jul 012012
 

I’m Writing A Review!!!

The Uma is a well made, quality toy. If you are experienced enough to know that rumbly vibrations are what you want out of a toy, then you should fully enjoy your time with Uma. If you enjoy anal, clitoral, G-spot, or vaginal stimulation, then Uma’s versatile functions will appeal to you as well. I’m thrilled with Uma’s performance.

Pros:
+ Strong Vibrations
+ Waterproof
+ Rechargeable
+ Warranty
+ Body safe
Cons:
- Buttons are hard to push for some

Use

Uma is a the perfect vibrator for someone who enjoys any level of rumbly vibrations. With the Uma, these vibrations can be applied to the clitoris, G-spot, vaginal and anal cavities. Uma is a well made, luxury product that is multifaceted. She’s waterproof; so she’s not limited to the bedroom. Feel free to take her to the shower, tub, or pool. Because of how quiet she is, she’s appealing to those who have roommates or children running around. She’s also fun and easy to use by yourself or with your partner. Sometimes we get awkward shaped toys that don’t play so well with a third person. You won’t have that problem with Uma.I also think Uma would make a great toy for beginners. Although she’s expensive, Uma is a great investment as long as you know that you like RUMBLY vibrations. She does have very strong vibrations, but she also has a wide range of vibrations. Those who are more sensitive should still enjoy this toy along with the quality that it provides.

Material / Texture

Uma is made of silicone which is a non-porous, hypoallergenic, latex and phthalates free, food-grade material. It’s very soft and velvety to the touch, feeling wonderful against the skin. Uma isn’t flexible and will not bend. Although it does have a bit of drag to it, a little bit of water based lubricant should help with that. Water based lubricant is the only type of lubricant that you can use with Uma. Always remember that silicone lube can harm your silicone toys.Silicone has no taste or odor and is one of the most body safe materials on the sex toy market.

Design / Shape / Size

Manufactured by Je Joue, Uma is sleek and discreet. It has an ergonomic, curved shape and oval ends. It’s designed to provide added stimulation to the vaginal entrance and the G-spot. One of the oval ends has a circumference of 4 1/2 inches. While Uma slims a bit in the middle to about 3 inches, she flares again into another wider, oval-shape, 5 1/2 inch base that holds her controls. Her total length is a little over 7 inches, insertable length is 4 – 5 inches, circumference is 4 1/2 inches, and weight is 0.75 lbUma is rechargable via her magnetic charging dock located at the end of the toy. When you place Uma’s dock close to her buttons you’ll feel the pull. When Uma is charging the Je Joue heart will flash. When Uma is finished charging the heart will have a steady glow until it’s removed from its dock. Two hours of charging gives you two hours of play time with Uma. Don’t use Uma while she’s charging.Although Uma’s vibrations are mostly felt at the end of the toy, she can leave you with tingly fingers if you use her for a while. That’s a small price to pay for her rumblies.Although Uma is discreet and doesn’t look like your typical phallic-shaped vibrator, leave her out and exposed at your own risk. She comes with such a nice storage box and her silicone is known to be such a lint and dust magnet, you might as well keep her tucked away.

Functions / Performance / Controls

Uma is a very well-made vibrator. She has no seems and everything comes together perfectly around her controls.Uma’s controls are very easily accessible during play. Some people have had an issue with the Je Joue buttons, but I never have. Personally, I’d much rather have a button that’s a bit harder to push rather than one that easily jumps around during play. That can be extremely frustrating while you’re trying to get off.Controls:
1. To turn Uma on, press the (+) button and hold for three seconds.
2. Also, use the (+) button to increase the vibration level.
3. To turn Uma off, press the (-) button and hold down for three seconds for an instant shut-off.
4. Also, use the (-) button to decrease the vibration level.
5. Use the (~) button to scroll through the seven different pulse patterns.

Care and Maintenance

Cleaning Uma is very easy. Warm antibacterial soap and water is all you need to give Uma a good cleaning. It’s helpful that Uma is waterproof because she can be submerged. It’s always a good idea to clean Uma before and after each use. Her silicone tends to pick up hair, lint, and fuzzies from almost everywhere, so keeping her stored in a safe place, away from everything is a good idea.Just a reminder, silicone toys aren’t supposed to be stored with other silicone toys. It can cause them to melt. No one wants a damaged toy!

Packaging

Uma comes packaged in a discreet black box that can be used to store your toy in to keep her safe from damage. She comes uncharged, so you’ll have to charge her up when you get her. Inside her box you’ll also find her charger and an information booklet. This box is wrapped in cellophane.The black box is inside a pink and white Je Joue box. The Je Joue box includes a full sized photo of Uma on one side, a snippet of information in six different languages on another side, and product information on the ends. It’s very informative, recyclable, and still tasteful.

Personal comments

Je Joue warrants Uma for one year from the date of original purchase.

Experience

Some back-story: A while back, I got Fifi. Fifi is Uma’s “Rabbit version.” I was so excited. I had only had one rabbit vibrator before Fifi, and it knocked me over with orgasms. Sooooo, when I got FiFi I thought I was going to cum so hard that the world was going to end. Unfortunately, Fifi didn’t fit my body. Fifi is a wonderfully made piece of sex toy magnificence, but not for those bodies she does not anatomically fit with. The day I found that out you could hear me my crying in the streets like a wounded animal.
It was quite unfortunate.
I mourned.
I pouted.
I was hesitant about Uma. She was so much like Fifi. Could she be trusted to pick up where FiFi didn’t fit me? YES! Uma got exactly the two hours of charging time she needed before I yanked her off her port and stuck her inside me. The Husband wanted to know what all the excited squealing was about.
ME: Nothing!I just slammed the door and took a seat on the edge of the tub. I turned Uma all the way up, and in she went.

The Husband: Is this that thing that came in the box today?

Me: No! Go away!

The Husband: -short pause- I bet it is…

Meanwhile, I’m deep breathing through my first orgasm, working on my second, and grasping for something to hold on to so that I don’t fall on the floor. For some reason, I’m trying to think of something to say in my review as I’m cumming. I can think of nothing but “Oh God, it makes you CUM,”,”It takes more than that to write a good review,” and “You’ve been reviewing too much!”

The Husband: What ARE you doing?

ME: I’M WRITING A REVIEW!

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Jun 252012
 

Sing it to the tune of ‘Doggy in the Window” No? K.

As teasers and finger massagers go, I’m not impressed. There are other toys that can be used for the same thing but are also insertable, made from better materials, and don’t have the vibration issue that Chandra does.

Pros:
+ Discreet
+ Antibacterial agent
+ Rechargable
Cons:
- Vibrations felt through the finger holders
– 45-60 minutes of use per charge

Use

Chandra is an intimate finger massager. Everything about this product’s advertising speaks to a wide range of users. The toy is extremely versatile. These can be great as teasers, warm-ups, used during foreplay, and maybe even in a blindfold/cuffs situation,depending on your kink factor. This is nice if you want to explore another area of of BDSM called sensory/sensation play. If kink isn’t your thing, Chandra can still be used as a clitoral vibrator for solo play. While I wouldn’t recommend her for a deep-tissue massage, she can do a good job at tickling your nipples. She’ll do a great job running along the shaft of the penis, the testicles, and the perineum.You can run this massager safely over almost all parts of the body. Almost. Teasing around the anal cavity is always an option, but just know that this toy can’t be sterilized. However, you can put a condom on it. I don’t suggest actual insertion, either vaginally or anally with Chandra. She’s small and… who knows, but that’s just really an ER visit that no one wants to pay for.You’re not getting an obvious toy with Chandra. This is a product that wouldn’t freak your grandmother out if you left it on your nightstand. You could even turn it on and she probably couldn’t hear it from across the room.

Material / Texture

Chandra is made from your average, smooth plastic. However, it has a softer, even smoother, plastic coating over the end part of it. There’s no flexibility to this toy. The entire massager is firm. There’s no odor to the hard plastic part and only the slightest hint of a ‘new’ smell to the softer coating. Chandra has antibacterial properties, is made of food-grade material, is hypoallergenic, is latex and phthalates free.The softer plastic portion has a limited amount of texture on it. Some thin lifted oval shapes widely encircle the rounded tip and there’s a deeper crevice that scoops almost from one end of the coating to the other. On the top of the toy is what is best described as a textured stamp from the manufacturer, Emotional Bliss. This has a little drag to it and you might find yourself needing a little lubricant. Water, oil, and silicone are all viable options.Chandra comes with three different size finger holders that you can slide onto the massager in order to fit different users. All three holders are made out of hard, smooth plastic. The only texture they have are some sharply pointed ends. Think – cat scratching! Depending on your kink factor these could be used for some sensory play all by themselves.On the top of the harder plastic part of the massager there’s a tiny raised portion, the recharging port, and another, larger raised portion. Both raised portions are used to connect the finger holders to the massager. None of the parts of the massager that I’ve just mentioned actually come in contact with the body when used as recommended.

Design / Shape / Size

Chandra is small. She’s 3 inches in total length, 3 inches in circumference, 1 inch in diameter, and 1.5 ounces in weight. We have bugs bigger than this down South. Chandra extremely discreet. This item isn’t noticeable as a sex toy in the least.This toy is rechargable, and her cord is 6 feet long. This doesn’t matter because you’re not supposed to be using her while she’s plugged up. In fact, when you first get her, she’s supposed to go straight into the wall for a 12 hour charge. Like I said, no playing with her while she’s charging. Emotional Bliss says it will reduce the operating life of the battery. As it is, Chandra can only run 45-60 minutes on a charge. Who gets a sex toy and happily plugs it into the wall for a 12 hour charge without turning it on and playing with it? I did, that’s who. I just wanted to see what she was all about!Chandra’s vibrations run throughout the entire massager. Unfortunately, even with the finger holder on, you can still feel the vibrations. The sensations are also slightly dulled by the soft, plastic coating.There in a seam that runs from the top over the toy, over the tip, and back down the length of it. However, it couldn’t be felt while in use.

Functions / Performance / Controls

The controls for Chandra could not be more simple. At the back of the toy there is a small power button. Press it turn the toy on and off. Since it only has one level of vibration, it doesn’t get any easier than this.Chandra is very quiet. You can barely hear her if she’s under the covers. If you have on any music, a fan, T.V., or any other distracting noise, you could easily get away with using her in the same room as another person. Even without all of those things, you can’t hear her through a closed door.I found Chandra’s vibrations to be on par with those of the Nexus G-Play Medium and the Diamond Spot Vibrator. The only difference is that Chandra is more on the rumbly side and has less of a buzz to it.

Care and Maintenance

When it comes to cleaning, Emotional Bliss warns to avoid using cleansing wipes as it could affect the medical grade plastic over time. The suggested ways to clean Chandra are with mild soap and a damp cloth, avoiding the charging port. Don’t submerge the toy in water. It’s NOT waterproof. Also, don’t clean it while it’s plugged in.All Emotional Bliss massagers have an antibacterial agent incorporates into the manufacturing process of the soft plastic. When the soft, plastic layer comes in contact with moisture, the outer layer of the chemicals in the plastic slowly dissolve, releasing silver ions to the surface. According the Emotional Bliss, The silver ions are 99% effective against a wide range of micro-organisms.Chandra picks up a tiny amount of lint. A quick rinse before using will take care of this. You can store Chandra and all of her parts back in her box, as it’s small and discreet. Given her small size, you can store this toy almost anywhere. Just don’t forget to store the finger holders with her!

Packaging

Chandra came packaged in a thick plastic back that I had to rip open with my teeth. The bag was inside a sturdy little paper box along with the charger, and information booklet, and three finger holders (S,M,L). Emotional Bliss really put some money into their advertising. Their booklet is jam packed with information on Chandra as well as her sister-massager, Isis. They even have a few pages dedicated to some of their other products and lubes.The box was very informative, listing the specs for the toy and everything the box included. At the bottom of the box, Emotional Bliss informs us that the vibration frequency of 80Hz is the perceived frequency to stimulate the erogenous zones. However, during development, Emotional Bliss found that 80Hz is more responsive in women between the ages of 18-30 years old. Women age 30+ prefer the Chandra with the increased vibration of 110Hz. Emotional Bliss makes me wonder if I’m old enough to use this toy.

Personal comments

The antibacterial agent is an interesting an unique feature. However, I think that if we didn’t have to take so much care with cleaning it, I would be more impressed with it. I would love to have the ability to clean Chandra as thoroughly as I’d like AND have the antibacterial agent.

Experience

I refer to these toys as teasers. They are good for The Husband to use on me as a warm-up during foreplay, for me to prep myself for a bigger and badder toy while going solo, or while being teased during a session. While their vibrations aren’t incredibly strong, these types of toys can be very beneficial. Unfortunately, The Husband and I both agree that the vibrations on Chandra travel through the finger handles way too much.
The Husband: I don’t like it. Get it off.
Me: Really?
The Husband: Yes, really.
The day you can vibrate my finger and make me orgasm is the day I’ll be a very happy girl.

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Jun 242012
 

When I got Je Joue’s FiFi, I was excited. No, I was fucking thrilled. At that time – Fifi was the nicest thing I had to put inside my vagina. Fifi made me want to take my toy reviewing to another level. Then I used her. What a let down. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Je Joue’s products! Mimi and Uma are my two favorite and most often used toys (at this time.)  If you want to check out the review that I did for the Mimi or the review that I did for the Uma, you can.

However, Fifi was such an extreme let down. Although a wonderfully made piece of sex toy, It just didn’t fit me. It was a great in every other way, but it was just those jacked up ears that couldn’t get it together. They sent me right into “WTFland. That doesn’t mean that Fifi won’t work for you. Hell, it might send you over the moon. The point is, not every sex toy fits every body type.

USE

Je Joue’s FiFi is a rabbit type vibrator that is geared towards those who enjoy simultaneous clitoral and vaginal stimulation. The toy is of average size and its ease of use should interest both beginners and more advanced sex toy users. The Fifi’s controls are easily located at the front of the toy making it enjoyable with a partner or in solo play.

Fifi is fine to play with while completely submersed in water and functions exactly the same as it does out of water. While not completely discreet, Fifi looks like a much cuter version of the original rabbit vibrators out there.

MATERIAL and TEXTURE

The Fifi is made from a hard inner form and covered with an incredibly soft matte coat made of 100% silicone. Silicone is known to repel dirt, bacteria, and is non-porous. It’s made of food-grade material, is hypo-allergenic, latex, and phthalates free.

There is no smell or taste to the Fifi and the only flexibility found in the toy is located in the ‘ears’, and even that is minimal. The smooth texture can be enjoyed by anyone and makes only a small amount of water based lube necessary. Since Fifi has a silicone coat ONLY use a water based lube.

Design/Shape/Size

Je Joue’s FiFi is designed to be a rabbit style vibrator. It’s ears are each almost 2 inches long and a bit more bulbous at the tip where a small motor is located in each. The ears come off the toy at about a 40 degree angle and are the only part of the toy where you will find any flexibility at all and even that is limited. FiFi’s entire length is 8 inches long with only about 5 of those inches being insertable. It has a circumference of 4.5 inches at the end of the shaft and about 3 inches at the smallest (middle) part of the shaft.

FUNCTIONS/PERFORMANCE/CONTROLS

The Fifi has multiple uses. The body of the product is used to stimulate the inside of the vagina and G-spot while the ears are meant to stimulate the clitoral area. Unfortunately, there is only one set of controls for all three motors. The motors are located at the end of the Fifi’s shaft and one in each ear. Since they are not each independently controlled, when you change the power of the body, the power of ears change, too.

HINT: I had a *very* hard time getting the middle button to press.

There’s a positive sign (+) and a negative sign (-). If you press and hold the positive sign, the toy will turn on. If you press and hold the negative sign, the toy will turn off. Pressing the positive sign will allow you to explore Fifi’s five different intensity settings, each one being a constant rumble, the next more stronger than the last.

Fifi has six different patterns:
1. A half of a second pulse on the lowest level of intensity. All motors vibrate together.
2. A quick climax from the second level of intensity down to the first. All motors vibrate together.
3. 1/4 of a second pulse on the third level of intensity. All motors vibrate together.
4. A half of a second pulse on the fourth level of intensity. The ears vibrate back and forth while the shaft is one a one second vibration.
5.1/4 of a climbing pulse to the fifth level of intensity. The shaft motor vibrates and then both ear motors vibrate back and forth.
6. A half second pulse on the sixth level of intensity. During this pattern the shaft motor vibrates first, then the ears vibrate simultaneously.

Fifi is also a bit loud. The toy can be heard through covers and possibly through a closed door. The more pressure applied to the toy, the louder it seems to get.

Fifi has a two hour life span before it must be charged. It charges while attached to its magnetic charging port. The magnets connect to the buttons and in two hours, Fifi will be at full charge again. While the toy is charging, the tiny Je Joue heart will flash. When the two hours are up and Fifi is fully charged, the heart will completely glow.

CARE and MAINTENANCE

Since silicone attracts fuzzies, hair and lint so easily, it’s best to store Fifi in a plastic or cloth bag. You can only store 100% silicone toys with other 100% silicone toys or else damage to the toys may occur.

Because this toy has a motor, it can’t tossed in the dishwasher.

Quick and easy ways to disinfect/sanitize and clean are:
1. Use a clean, soft cloth and a 10% bleach solution to wipe down the toy. (This will sterilize your Fifi)
2. Toy wipes, or any other wipe that says “sanitizing” or “anti-bacterial” on the packaging.
3. Use a clean soft cloth soaked with a soapy water solution. Rub together a bit of antibacterial soap and warm water and give the toy a good wipe down.
4. Use a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol.

Fifi should be used with water based lubricants only.

PACKAGING

Fifi comes in a plastic, recyclable box with a picture of the toy and information in several different languages on it explaining that it’s waterproof and rechargeable. Inside the plastic box is a more designer, discreet, black box that is more appropriate for storage. It houses the small, magnetic charger, a small information booklet, and the toy itself.

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Jun 162012
 

She arrived with  much expectation on my part. Granted, I had not sent the drapes out to be cleaned or the rugs out to be beaten, yet the excitement  was there. My girl walked in with the box and I immediately knew that The Lady had arrived. With all her luxury and obvious quality, now that I had her in my hands, I wanted to make her dirty. I wanted to take off her pearls and tie her up with them. It was going to be an interesting night, one that would start with Lady Gigi’s flat, smooth, buttery face forced up against my clit and then deeper inside to rumble against my G-spot.

How can one not like quality and luxury? However, I feel like we can’t overlook the basic fact that we’re also paying for strength of vibration. I didn’t get that. This was not a toy that had vibrations which were able to get me off. This is another middle of the pack vibrator that just happened to be wearing pearls.

Gigi is a luxury G-spot vibrator. Her vibrations are a bit more than middle of the road, and anyone from beginner to the more advanced will enjoy the quality that comes with owning her. Gigi is designed so that she can be used during masturbation or couple’s play time. Even having a partner to do it for you is easy with Gigi. You can use her flat head to caress, encircle, or even push a little more forcefully against the most sensitive parts of flesh. Let’s not leave the men out on this one. Take Gigi for a run up the shaft and around the testicles during oral sex. Use her to stimulate your partner’s perineum. You can make her what you will. That’s a toy that can be really be enjoyed. Just don’t use her for anal. She doesn’t have the base for that. I don’t think a girl like Gigi’s ever even been to that part of town. However, like most upstanding ladies, she’s quiet, great to take out and about, and very discreet.

Material / Texture

Gigi is made from two materials: silicone and plastic. The silicone is a non-porous, hypoallergenic, latex and phthalates free, food-grade material. It is firm, completely inflexible, and very smooth. Gigi’s quality can be felt in how velvety her silicone stem is. There’s little to no drag, but even the smallest amount can easily be taken care of with a little water based lube.

Design / Shape / Size

Manufactured by LELO, Gigi is designed to stimulate the G-spot. However, her flattened head provides wonderful stimulation for many parts of the body. Gigi’s vibrations are felt in the stem of the toy and aren’t really felt in the handle too much. It’s locking feature makes it great to travel with. Simply hold down the middle of the interface for four seconds and the circular LED light will go off. Gigi is locked! Do the same thing and the LED light comes on. Gigi is unlocked!

Gigi isn’t a large toy. Her entire length is 6 1/2 inches. Her insertable length is 4 1/2 inches. Her circumference is 3 1/2 inches, diameter is 1 1/8 inches and her weight is 1lb.

Gigi comes with her own charger. Once she arrived at my house, she went directly into the wall. Her Li-Ion battery needs at least a two hour charging time for a four hour play time. She can sit on standby for up to 90 days before she has to be charged again. At the bottom of the toy you’ll find a small, discreet LELO stamped piece of protective silicone. Gently pulling it to the side will reveal Gigi’s charging port. Simply plug her in and watch as her entire LED interface begins its constant pulse. After her two hours of charging, Gigi’s LED interface will emit a steady glow. We are now ready to party.

Always remember not to use Gigi while she’s charging. Don’t charge Gigi for more than 24 hours. If Gigi’s battery is running low, her LED interface will emit a red glow, which will prompt you to charge her.

Functions / Performance / Controls
Gigi’s interface includes four buttons. In order to increase the levels of vibrations, simply press the (+) button. In order to decrease the levels of vibration, simply press the (-) button.
Gigi has five modes in which to stimulate yourself with:
1. Continuous vibration
2. Pulse
3. Fast pulse
4. Faster pulse
5. Escalation
In order to scroll through these, there are up an down arrows on the interface that allows for it.

If you need to immediately turn Gigi off, press and hold the middle of the interface for one second and she’ll become instantly silent.

Care and Maintenance

Only use antibacterial soap and warm water to clean your Gigi. Take care never to get water near the interface or charging port. You’ll also want to stick with water based lubricants. Silicone lubricants can cause an ugly reaction to your toy, just as storing your Gigi with other silicone toys. Use the pouch that LELO sent you for storage and keep Gigi tucked away safe, free of lint and debris.

Packaging

Gigi arrived in layers of luxury. On the outside of the first, paper, recyclable box is a full-sized photo of Gigi. This box includes a lists of contents, quite a few advertising features in at least six different languages, and a blurb about Gigi.

The second box is made of a thicker, cardboard-like material. It’s all black and compartmentalized for Gigi’s charger, an insert for Gigi herself, a lint-free bag, the warranty, instruction manual, and sample of LELO Lubrication.

If the first, paper box were removed, the second would make a wonderful gift. Gigi’s box would also make a lovely place for storage. I can’t imagine anyone giving it a second look, even if left out on a nightstand. It’s very discreet and even the LELO name blends into the box.

The LELO Personal Lubricant sample is water based, glycerine,  and paraben free.

EXPERIENCE
Gigi comes with a one year warranty and a ten year quality guarantee. The one year warranty begins the date the product is purchased and covers against defects due to faulty workmanship or materials. The warranty covers working parts that affect the function of the toy. It does NOT cover cosmetic deterioration caused by fair wear and tear or damage cause by accident, misuse or neglect. Any attempt to take apart the toy (or its accessories) will void the warranty.

If you run over Gigi with your car, they won’t send you another one. If you use Gigi so much that her poor silicone layer is nothing but a sad nub, they won’t send you another one. However… you’ll be a happy camper

Some things to take into consideration:

I had some issues with Gigi’s interface. While using her, I kept hitting a button that I didn’t mean to! You’d think “Well, move your hand!”… well, that’s where mine just happens to go on this toy while I’m using it.

The vibration levels were a let down to me. I can get more for less. Luxury and quality are nice, don’t get me wrong, but I guess I had high expectations. To be quite honest, I’m not impressed with Gigi. Yes, she’s wonderfully made and top of the line, however, so are many other products that have a wider range of vibrations. Gigi isn’t able to offer me the orgasms that other toys can. Her flat head is what initially drew me to her, but unfortunately, her entire performance just fell… well… flat.

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Jun 112012
 

Yesterday I wrote about my first sex toy. It was an inexpensive little thing. Today I want to tell you about Mimi. She’s a bit more on the luxurious side of toys… for me at least. I knew that I wanted a nice toy that would really get me off. I also knew that I had become very attached to my Marble slimline G. Mimi was very different looking than the old faithful Slimeline… but she was soooo beautiful, and everyone talked about how powerful she was.  I really wanted to make the jump from the cheaper toys to the more luxurious ones, and I’m still in the process of that. Mimi just happened to be the first one that I fell head over ass for.

I crank her all the way up and I can just reach my shallow G-spot that we’ve talked about. Since she’s shaped like a flattened out egg, I can drag her up to lap at my clit while she’s on her broad side. Some people like that pinpoint stimulation – just using the very tip of her on their clit or other erogenous zones, not me. Y’all know I like that long, slow, teasing drag from G-spot to clit, back and forth. The patterns and lower levels don’t excite me. I don’t even fool with ‘em. I just wan’t my ‘main drag’.  It does perform. It draws me up in a knot, starting with my abs and moving outwards. I think it’s a race between my clit and my G-spot – which one can cum faster. My Mimi turns me into a whore every …single …time.  I can’t say that I’m sorry, though. It’s been one of the best investments that I’ve ever made in a sex toy. 

If you desire luxurious clitoral stimulation, you’re looking at the right toy. Mimi can be your new, small, non-intimidating, user-friendly, best friend. Whether you’re using her for solo pleasure or during intercourse, she will perform with excellence. She is easily applied to the clitoris and vaginal area, either with just her tip or with a lapping motion for more coverage.

I wouldn’t recommend Mimi for anal use as there’s no flared base. However, teasing around the area as well as the testicals, up and down the shaft of the penis, and the perineum can all be alternative and pleasurable uses for this toy. Need a gentle massage? Mimi is powerful enough to relax sore neck and back muscles. Hello foreplay.

If you’re worried about being discreet, don’t be. Mimi’s vibrations, although powerful, are so quiet that roommates and passersby won’t have a clue that she’s being used. In a car, through a closed door, or even in the same room under the covers, she will go unnoticed even on her most powerful setting.

Mimi can be used in any number of locations. Since she’s waterproof, take her into the bath. Take her into the pool. Take her to a play party and pair her with a blindfold and a set of cuffs for some sensory and sensual play with your partner.

 

Material/Texture

Mimi is made of ABS plastic and smooth, soft 100% body safe silicone. Mimi’s silicone has anti-bacterial properties. It’s also a food-grade material, hypoallergenic, is latex free, non-porous, and phthalates free. All of these make this toy extremely body safe!

Mimi isn’t flexible, but she’s very smooth and velvety to the touch. In fact, your first instinct is to gently caress her. Shameless! There’s no smell at all to Mimi. If owning Mimi doesn’t excite you enough to get your juices flowing, then add a little water-based lube to help with any drag that you may feel.

Design/Shape/Size

Manufactured by Je Joue, Mimi is obviously a quality product. She is an opulent toy with her closures and buttons feeling very sturdy and well fitted. Mimi is very discreet in her appearance, looking more like a flat, oval egg instead of your run of the mill sex toy. She is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, and her shape makes her easy to hold and maneuver. Her design is perfect for her many uses. She is 3 1/4 inches in length, 5 inches in circumference, 2 inches in diameter, and 3 inches in width.

She is rechargeable and powered by her magnetic cord. Simply plug the cord into the wall and magnetically connect the end directly to her buttons. The Je Joue heart will blink while your Mimi is charging. Once charged, the heart will stay fully lit.

Functions/ Performance/ Controls

Mimi’s vibrations are located at her very tip. Although the toy is small and the vibrations powerful, I don’t find my fingers becoming numb. She has five rumbly levels of vibrations.  Mimi also has five different patterns. They all pulse, one more quickly than the last.

The location of Mimi’s buttons are easily accessible along the bottom of the toy. There are two buttons. One is a “+” and one is a “-“. Holding down the “+” button for three seconds brings Mimi to life. The “+” button also allows you to cycle through all of the vibrations first, then the patterns. If at any point in time you decide to go back one level, simply press the “-” button. If at any point in time you decide to turn Mimi completely off, hold down the “-” button for two seconds.

Although, some people have complained about Mimi’s buttons being hard to push, I haven’t had any issues with them.

Care and Maintenance 

Cleaning Mimi is easy peasy. Antibacterial soap and warm water applied to a cloth is a simply way to clean this toy. Since Mimi is waterproof, there’s no fear of getting water where you shouldn’t. You can also use toy wipes. I use body wipes, too. Two birds, one stone.

Since Mimi is made of silicone, use only water based lubricants. Silicone lubes can break down your toy, and no one wants that.

Storing Mimi is very easy. She comes shipped to you in a nice box that will keep her away from other toys that could harm her. There’s also enough room to store her information booklet and power cord!

Packaging

Mimi’s black storage box is packaged in a purple, paper box for shipping purposes. That box is wrapped in cellophane. Je Joue even ships with quality! The purple box has limited information on it, but in five different languages.

The black, hard, cardboard box ties with a ribbon. Upon opening it, you will see the bed for your Mimi. Underneath, there is ample room for Mimi’s charger and the information booklet that comes with your toy. Everything is very tasteful and discreet.

EXPERIENCE

Mimi comes with a one year warranty from the date of original purchase. Your information booklet gives you more information as to what you need to do in order to use your warranty. This is very useful information. The first time I used Mimi by myself, I wasn’t sure how she was going to work. I’ve been using my Hitachi for so long, I was almost sure that I’d burned my clit out. I’d read great reviews about Mimi and I really wanted to step up to more luxurious toys, especially ones that were body safe. Since my clit is super needy, I cranked my Mimi all the way up and just began to massage myself with her. I was super stimulated – super fast. My nipples were hard and I was ready to orgasm WAY sooner than I expected.
While The Husband and I were having sex, I snatched Mimi off my bedside table. He had my legs over his shoulders and was very much enjoying that position. I turned Mimi on and slid her down to my clit. In no time, I squirted everywhere. Between the feeling of his cock and Mimi’s vibrations, it really put me over the edge.I really LOVE my Mimi.

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