Icicles is a range of dildos from Pipedream Products; these dildos are non-porous and body safe. I am a huge fan of glass dildos; everything about them excites me. From their breath taking design, their rigid yet delicate feel to how they feel massaging my body and being inserted inside for mind blowing orgasms.
So today I’m looking at the Icicles No. 18 Textured Glass double dildo.
As with all the Icicles range they come securely packed in a lovely windowed box. The box itself displays a picture of the dildo on the front, almost teasing you to open the ‘window’ and peek inside. And then you do, and once you’ve looked at the dildo resting beyond that window all you can think about it rubbing it against your skin, massaging your tender places and then fucking yourself until you reach that Blissfully Orgasmic state. (It can’t only be me that feels that way right?!)
How it looks
This dildo is beautiful, with its two ends one with the duel bulbous design stunningly displaying a flower design; and the tulip end which is tampered for easy insertion. And then there’s the shaft, curved perfectly for G-spot pleasure; as if that wasn’t enough the shaft itself designed for sensory bliss with its raised blue nodules.
The flower bauble has a circumference of 4.75 inches, whilst the other is slightly bigger at 5 inches. The shaft itself is 3 inches on the inside of the curve and 3.75 on the outside of the curve. The nodules on the shaft are quite defined with a raised point of 3mm. the tulip has a length of 2 inches and a circumference of 4.9 inches.
A huge benefit of glass dildos beyond how they feel is how easy they are to maintain. Cleaning your dildo couldn’t be easier you can rinse it, wash it or even put it in the dishwasher.
Glass dildos if maintained properly can last a life time, they’re easy to clean; can be used with any kind of lube and are fantastic instruments for temperature play. For more information on temperature play or the benefits of glass dildos check out my Why Glass? guide.
As seems to be the case with all Icicles items a storage bag isn’t included, which really is a shame. So if you don’t want to keep your item in the box than I suggest you purchase a storage bag separately.
I was in two minds with the Icicles 18. This is because some days I loved it; I could feel every texture as it slides in and out and other days the nodules on the shaft are just too much to take.
The duel bulbous end is by far the best end for me, as the tulip end even with the tampered tip feels like it’s poking me. The first bulb glides in easily and the slight increase in size on the second bulb feels amazing as it effortlessly slides its way and fills me with ease.
I’ve realised to use this toy I need to be either incredibly turned on so that I can naturally produce enough lubricant so the nodules on the shaft don’t hurt. Or I have to use a lot of lubricant on the shaft so the nodules slide in with more ease and less pain.
I’ve found that to be able to use this dildo to its full potential I have to ‘warm up’ first, and then use this to have a mind blowing finish.
I’ve never had to use lubricant on a glass toy before (Unless it was coated in silicone) usually they just slide on in and feel amazing. With the Icicles 18 if I didn’t use the lubricant on the shaft it irritated me, the nodules are quite defined so you feel every single one. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing because once enough lubricant is used it does feel fantastic and sends you into stimulation over drive whilst the bulbs massage your G-spot.
The dildo also makes a great body massager; those nodules being rolled into your body feel amazing. So it could be used in an erotic massage to tease your partner before using it on them.
Bottom line; I do like the Icicles 18 it does look stunning and can feel amazing when used correctly. If used without lube it will feel uncomfortable and just hurt; but with enough lube you can really feel everything this dildo has to offer and it offers a lot.
If you’re interested in purchasing the Icicles No. 18 Textured Glass Double Dildo you can do so from SimplyPleasure.
And here we are again with yet another gorgeous glass dildo from Pipedream Products Icicles range; and this dildo really is a thing of beauty from the spherical tip displaying a lovely yellow flower seemingly within to the deep blue stem curved stem like shaft, it truly is a work of art.
As with the rest of the Icicles range this dildo comes presented in a lovely windowed box, securely packaged to keep your item well protected during transit; you could also keep this box for storing your dildo.
The Icicles No.17 doesn’t come supplied with its own protective bag, which I have to say is the only annoying thing about this range. OK yes, you can just pick them up for a couple of pounds; but I do really think they should be supplied with the item. If you’re anything like me I don’t tend to keep the packages for items they take up far too much room and a protective storage bag included would make a really nice addition.
How it looks:
As mentioned earlier this dildo really does look amazing; the deep blue curved shaft and the yellow flower detail within the clear spherical tip makes it such beauty to look at it, in my opinion it in no way resembles a dildo and in fact looks more like a glass ornament you’d find displayed in the home. You are able to display this if you wish as it does come with a flat base making it perfect for standing up. (This picture was taken on an uneven surface. It does actually stand up on it’s own on a flat surface)
The rounded tip has a circumference of 5 inches making it the girthiest part of the dido. And the shaft itself has a fixed circumference from top to bottom of 3.2 inches which is quite slender for what I generally like. The overall insertable length is 7.5 inches. The shaft is curved making it ideal for G-spot stimulation.
Cleaning and Lubrications:
For all information on maintaining, what lubrications to use and also details on temperature play then take a look at my Why Glass? page.
I really like this dildo, the curved shaft is fantastic for G-spot stimulation and the rounded tip glides itself in and massages your G-spot with ease.
You then have the added bonus of how it looks; and it really does look beautiful; the colours really go well together and are strikingly bold. I’ve noticed with some glass dildos that when you purchase them online the colours look amazing but when you get them home the colours are barely visible unless you hold them up in the light, this has never been the case with any of the glass dildos I’ve purchased from the Icicles range.
I wasn’t really sure if I’d like this dildo, I mean it looks stunning but it’s so smooth; I usually like my dildos with a little bit of texture, and a bit more girth. However I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to orgasm with this and how much I do actually like it. It hasn’t however knocked my Icicles 12 from my favourite glass dildo spot (I’m getting doubtful anything ever will now) however it does feel great and makes a nice change.
If you’d like to purchase the Icicles No.17 Glass dildo you can do so at SimplyPleasure.
Whilst in the process of writing a review this week, I was thinking about times past in regards to the present. That got me thinking about how much everything has changed from when I was a child; to how everything is now for the children of this generation.
Today I’ve been trying to read an Erotic Anthology, and because it’s a Saturday; I have my own child, I also have my niece staying over, they’re both playing outside on their bikes and running in and out of the house every few minutes like children do. Since I am reading a story in-between their next fleeting visit back indoors (I now have another new reason to love short stories), so I can have the book closed before they get in the living room and read the title. Laughing at myself that as an adult I have to hide my ‘Book porn’ from them so they don’t inquisitively ask me, or even knowing my luck the teacher in school what ‘Bondage Erotica’ is. I associated it, in my head with trying to sneak a peek at my parents porn magazine that I found under their mattress when I was 10.
Now thinking about that, it seems really weird. Seriously? A porn magazine under the mattress? My child is shit out of luck when he gets to his teenage years, if he’s hoping to find a porn magazine under my mattress he’s going to be hugely disappointed, and more than likely completely repulsed to find my under the bed restraint system instead.
This then got me thinking about how times have changed. I mean would he even contemplate looking under my mattress for a porn magazine in this century? Or are those the actions of a child from long ago?
I remember when I was younger, my friends and I stealing our parents clothes magazines so that we could look at the underwear models. My brother was notorious for it, it would be somewhat of a race for who could liberate it first. In all fairness it was usually him, I’d find them later in our ‘den’ in a plastic bag, buried in the loose mud next to the tree. This is where we would hide everything that we didn’t want our parents to find. It wasn’t all clothes magazines, it’d be the odd chocolate bar that we wouldn’t be allowed to eat; a toy our parents had insisted we’d throw out, and even the odd page 3 from the Sun Newspaper.
A couple of months ago I was having a conversation with my mother, she was outraged that her adopted son of 11 years old was just caught, by her, looking at porn on his tablet. She couldn’t believe it, she told me this wasn’t normal behaviour for an 11 year old. I laughed at her outrage and told her that boys will be boys. She couldn’t believe it, her son (my brother) had NEVER been like this when he was younger she declared. It was then that I had to remind her, that when we were younger we didn’t have access to the internet, we couldn’t just get a hold of porn so easily; I filled her in on the stealing of her magazines, and told her that if it were a different time, then she would have probably caught him looking at porn, and not just him more than likely all three of us.
You see, I was a child of the 80’s, computers and the internet hadn’t fully made their way in to the homes of practically everyone then. So the only way we could cease our curiosity was to take things that we found, hide them and then have a good look at them later on; usually with a group of our friends – we would laugh at the half naked men and women, whilst wondering if that is what our bodies were going to look like in a few years. I couldn’t just Google an embarrassing problem I was having – I’d have to either confide in someone or just deal with it the best way I knew how – To guess!
Part of me is envious as how easy my child now has it (Not the potential of looking at porn easily online! – Although I’m sure when he gets to that he’ll be thrilled) but all the information that is readily available to him; yet the other part of me is so relieved that I didn’t have to go through high school with camera phones, and the ability to record someone/something at a whim, that social media wasn’t around to document every embarrassing moment.
It’s now 2015, when I think back on being a child it seems like it wasn’t that long ago at all; but when I think of the fact that my child isn’t probably going to do any of the stuff that I used to do when I was younger to get my thrills; made me think about how much time really has gone by; and how much everything has actually changed.
I mean, does anyone even have a porn magazine hid under their mattress anymore? Does anyone even buy these magazines now full stop?
I’d love to know what you think in the comments, was your childhood much different from mine?
A post from a friend of mine, who will be posting on here now and again with reviews of the toys that he uses, or toys that may occasionally be sent out to him for honest reviews. This is a review of Doxy Diecast.
Lo and behold I was given the Mercedes Benz of the sex toy world, winner of the 2016 Best New Female Product it is of course the Doxy Die Cast. I think other than my degree this is the best thing I have ever received in the mail, no joke. Some part of me feels I am not worthy to review the Queen of Orgasms, but if you bear with me, I shall humbly attempt to try.
Boring stuff first – here are the specifications:
Total Length: 34cm
Handle Length: ~24cm
Handle Circumference: ~15cm
Head Length: ~8cm
Head Circumference: ~20cm
Power Source: Mains Wired
Wire length: Over 9ft!
The handle is made of a sexy aluminium/titanium alloy which gives the wand a heavy sturdy feel. The head is made of finest medical grade silicone. When I said this was the best sex toy, I was not joking. Taken from the Doxy Website: “The body is made from a polished aluminium/titanium alloy manufactured at our Cornwall foundry using a high pressure (550 tons) injection, cold chamber die casting machine.” Now I don’t know what 550 tons of pressure means in terms of casting aluminium but I do now that Doxy have not cut any corners – this is a premium, luxury sex toy. Which leads me nicely on to…
The Doxy arrived in a plain white cardboard box. Inside was a light grey hard rectangular case with a diamond pattern fabric. A large zip ran down the length of the case and I opened the case to reveal the Doxy nestled snug in foam. Removing the Doxy from the case felt like unsheathing a mythical sword, and I was eager to use it. The first thing I noticed was the weight. The rough weight of the Doxy Die Cast is 830 grams of which a large amount is the handle. From what I have read the head is the same size as other Doxy’s which allows for cross compatibility of attachments.
I asked my partner if she would be interested in reviewing the Doxy with me. She showed reasonable interest… by which I mean she nearly ripped my arm off when I opened the case. To start with, we lubed up the head of the Doxy with water based lubricant, plugged it in then turned it on. The Doxy has 3 buttons around halfway down the handle. They are relatively large and they light up when plugged in which makes it very easy to control.
There are 8 alternating speed settings ranging from “ooh, lovely” to “oh shit” and boy did we try them all. My partner preferred the lower settings in use as that’s just how she rolls as even the low settings with the doxy are still high compared to other toys.
The Doxy’s ergonomic handle was also very handy when using the Doxy during sex. I recommend doggy style as the position leaves the clit free to place the wand on. Fun fact: I was able to feel the vibrations whilst in my partner quite clearly and it was amazing. Oh and she loved it too.
We’ve had other wands before, Lovehoney’s wired wand did the job for a while but the head is quite a rigid material and the control can be knocked easily. I have also reviewed the Tantus Rumble which just didn’t have the power and the head was a little wide. So after trying both of those the Doxy just blew them out of the water. I honestly would not go back to another wand after using the Doxy.
My partner very much enjoyed the Doxy even as a masturbator, it allowed her to climax quickly on high settings or build up to a toe-curling, leg-shaking orgasm on lower settings. The bondage applications of the Doxy are great, particularly when my partner was tied and exposed, unable to move and I could play with the sensitivity. One easily forgotten but vital feature is the long-ass wire which is so long it negates the problem wired wands have, which is that they sometimes can’t reach certain zones of the bed, or must be angled a certain way to do so.
A true feat of engineering and style.
Okay before getting the Doxy I had been on the Doxy website and there was mention that the Doxy can be used as a massager. For me it has been a running joke since I watched Sex and the City that a neck massager never gets used on the neck but damned if I wasn’t going to try. I had pulled my back out at the gym and thought “why not” and let my partner massage my back with the Doxy. It’s great. The vibrations are firm and deep and I would definitely recommend the Doxy as a straight up non-erotic massager for after you’ve came like a hurricane with it. Try it on your aching thighs, shoulders, anywhere.
Cleaning is very easy with the Doxy. There isn’t many places for the lube to accrue so I simply wiped the head and handle down with an intimate wipe before and after use and I have had no problems. The aluminium/titanium alloy has not tarnished nor rusted nor do I expect to.
I think you know what I am going to say. The Doxy is fantastic. I love it. I really do. The Doxy rules its field and I would scoff at any challenger claiming to dethrone it. The price tag for the Die Cast is £159.68 which yes is a lot of money but you are paying for the best. If you could buy just one sex toy and you have £160 lying around then get the Doxy. You won’t regret it.
For future purchases you should know that the Doxy Diecast is getting a slight change of appearance, the handle will no longer be buffed to a shine, and will in fact have a matte finish, as seen in the picture below.
This item was sent to me in exchange for an honest review from MEO. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links have not been used in this post.
It’s a well known fact that I’m a power queen, I like my vibrations and I like them powerful, deep and rumbly. I need them like that.
So as a power queen it can be somewhat expected that I’d want and need a wand. I mean, almost everyone has a wand now. I had wands, several in fact – they’d all been used a handful of times and then just forgot about, I couldn’t be bothered with them. I liked them don’t get me wrong, I just much preferred the pin point vibrations that the Tango offered me.
Although I’d abandoned several wands to the back of the drawer, I felt that pull. You know the one that you get when you see a particular toy, the need, the obsession. And then it’s everywhere. Everywhere you look you see people talking about it, you see its picture floating about; and your need intensifies (This can’t be just me right?!) and that’s what it was like with the Doxy, I needed it. I don’t know why I needed it, but something inside me told me that I did. So eventually I thought Fuck it, and purchased it.
The hype surrounding it had me elevated, almost everyone I conversed with told me how amazing it was. Cara Sutra said that she wished she could experience her first 30 second orgasm with the Doxy again. A 30 second orgasm? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. So when it arrived, I was overjoyed. I practically dragged the box from my poor postman, locked my door and ran up the stairs. Best thing about the Doxy?! The Super Long Power Chord. Fuck messing around with charging, I can just plug this shit straight in and get going. OK, so Cara said 30 second orgasm, I was ready for this; so in typical behaviour I called the boyfriend and advised him about this 30 second orgasm. The conversation went pretty much like this:
Me “Morning babe! MY DOXY IS HERE”
Me “So now I need you to time me”
Him “Grumble…. Huh?”
Me “Cara said I can have a 30 second orgasm with this thing, so you’re going to time me whilst I fuck myself and let me know how long it takes. READY?”
After that he questioned why he doesn’t have a normal girlfriend, why shit like this always happens, Why I have to collect vibrators instead of purses but yes; he was ready. And so was I, I plugged this baby in, assumed the position; and in a true childish manner yelled ‘READY STEADY GO’ to my poor boyfriend who always manages to get dragged in to this shit.
What I noticed from first turning this on, is that it doesn’t switch on at the lowest setting, so I turned it down slightly to let my body adjust, and progressively turned it up. I say progressed – what that means, is it pretty much went up in speed with every passing second until it got to the highest setting. It was also heavier and bigger than I imagined, not in an uncomfortable way. The weight itself is evenly distributed and the long handle made it perfect to manoeuvre.
It felt amazing, my other wands didn’t feel like this at all. I put this down to the PVC (Wish it was a better material, but hey ho) head, all the other wands I banished had plastic heads, they were too hard. This however was heavenly, and in less than 30 seconds; my toes were curling and I was hit with a rather intense orgasm. It was truly amazing. Try it yourself, I’m calling it the 30 second challenge.
I really do love my Doxy, now – the first time I used it, it was great. The second time I used it, it didn’t really do anything for me and I couldn’t understand how I could have such a mind blowing experience the first time, and not even close to one the second time. I put it down to readiness, I wasn’t fully ready for it, therefore my body wasn’t ready for what it had to offer. Anytime I use it now, I’m more than ready for it, and it delivers every single time.
Another thing that is amazing for me, is the massage aspect; It feels fantastic. I constantly suffer from lower back pain. I’m somewhat of a giant, with large breasts and my back suffers. This is perfect for it, I lay on my tummy; turn it on and hold it on my lower back, moving it around in circles. It feels fantastic and really soothes the ache there, and the constant ache I get between my shoulder blades from being hunched over a desk for too long.
The Doxy has become my person masseuse and bringer of orgasms, never before have I understood why so many people love a wand and feel the need to own one; but now, now I get it. Doxy I salute you, may you continue to bring orgasms and massages to all around.
Seriously give it a try, it may very well be one of the best decisions you make.
If you’d like to purchase the Doxy wand, you can do so from SexToysUK.
Pure Wand is a beautifully presented and crafted stainless steel dildo by njoy. It is classed as a luxury item, and it’s not very hard to see why!
This stunning stainless steel masterpiece comes elegantly presented in a luxurious satin-lined hinged box, making this an ideal present for someone or even yourself. Included in the box is a booklet which gives details on how to maintain your njoy, clean it and other items included in within the njoy range
How it looks
The njoy pure wand is crafted from pure, hypoallergenic, medical grade stainless steel which will never corrode or degrade, it is hand polished giving it a beautiful shine.
It comprises of two bulbous ends of different sizes the smallest end being 3.1 inches in circumference and the largest 4.75 inches. These ends are connected by a glorious curved shaft making this the ideal toy for G spot stimulation. It has a total length of 9 inches, with an insertable length of 8 inches.
Due to the material being stainless steel it has an approximate weight of 1.5lbs (680g)
For simple every day cleaning then use warm water and soap using a dry cloth to dry and polish it after to keep it shining. You can also sterilize it in boiling water.
Refrain from cleaning you’re your toy with an abrasive cleaner or a pad, this really is the only thing that will damage your toy.
This wand is compatible with all lubricants. Since the dildo is smooth, you will find that a little lubricant does wonders. You do only need a small amount, using too much would make it incredibly slippery.
Toys like this are perfect for temperature play, why not send your senses in over drive and add that a little bit more excitement to your solo or duel play.
To heat up simply hold the dildo under the warm tap, or submerse it in warm water. And to cool down again just hold under the cold tap or again submerse in cold water.
For added fun in the bedroom why not have a jug of both warm and cold water and try both.
Do not put your wand in the freezer; this could really hurt you as freezing items put on warm moist items tend to stick – Ouch!
And as with the freezer do not put it in the microwave either!
Ok, so I’ve lusted after a stainless steel dildo for so long I wanted one so badly, nay I needed one. It became a must have essential item, and as any essential item I sought after it.
This is where disappointment struck; the ones I acquired gave the reaction of ‘Meh?’ so after a while I stopped wanting one, I no longer needed it. I was ruined by cheap imitations; ones that just poked my cervix or left me feeling rather unsatisfied.
I wanted, I acquired, they were tried and tested and left me feeling rather melancholy about the whole experience.
And then this beauty found its way to me. I was dubious, who wouldn’t be? I’ve tried so many others and they failed and well I’d rather have glass. I pushed my pessimistic thoughts aside and took the plunge and gave it a go.
Its times like this that make me thank the creator for blessing me with a vagina. A vagina that felt everything this pure wand had to offer, and I was offered a lot. I was sent to blissful orgasmic ecstasy and then back again desiring more. And that was OK I could have more, because not only did the creator bless me with a vagina, it blessed me with the ability to have multiple orgasms, and in this moment I’d never loved the creator more.
The Njoy wand gave me everything I’d wanted in a metal dildo, everything I’d lusted after.
The curved shaft was perfect; it effortlessly directed the weighty bulbous end to my G spot. The weight inside me felt breathtakingly amazing and making me feel fuller, whilst the orgasm made my body spasm and my toes curl.
And then I was converted, it wasn’t that stainless steel didn’t create fantastic dildos, it was that I purchased the wrong ones.
It was clear then that njoy stainless steel dildos were far superior to others on the market. Everything about them made them perfect from the packing, the way it was displayed to how the weight was evenly distributed throughout the wand making it the perfect pleasure giver.
If you’ve scoured for a metal dildo and came up short, or if you’re looking for one but are questioning the high price tag on the item – Don’t. Spend a little extra on quality, something that is going to last you a life time; this dildo is worth every penny.
Most people will know that long distance relationships are incredibly difficult to maintain. They’re hard work and sometimes, well, sometimes they can just suck! Being away from your partner on a regular basis is emotionally straining, and the lack of intimacy is more than a little frustrating. This is still true. Granted, technology has come a long way which makes the distance a little easier. It’s still difficult but there are ways to stay connected while apart.
I’m in a long distance relationship. Because of this, I’m always looking out for new technology coming on the market, something that’s going to make those long months away from each other a little more manageable. Mostly, what I’m looking for is something that’s going to make communication easier and something that’s going to enhance our long distance sex life.
I was recently sent the Lovense Lush, a Bluetooth bullet vibrator that’s designed for solo play, discreet public play and long distance play. The information that I had seen about this was that it, apparently, had strong rumbling vibrations, that it’s rechargeable, that it had unlimited vibrational options and was waterproof. It sounded pretty damn good, so I was understandably excited to give it a try.
The Lush comes securely packaged in a cardboard box. The box is incredibly sturdy so it can double as a storage box. However, it’s not overly discreet. The packaging is crammed with information about the vibrator. I’m actually amazed at how much information is on the box without it looking cluttered. Somehow, it actually manages to look rather clean. Inside the box, you’ll find the USB charging wire, the Lush and an information booklet. Tragically, it doesn’t come with a storage bag. Storage bags are one of those things that I feel all sex toys should come with. Thankfully, though, you can just pick one up separately easily enough, if you need somewhere discreet to store your toy.
A lovely sturdy box to keep your toy secure when not in use.
Before use, you have to charge up the Lush. To do this, simply plug the charger into a USB port or wall adapter (not included). I have to admit when I put the Lush on charge, I did feel like I was piercing it. It takes a little bit of force to get it in there and, honestly, the first time I did this I was worried that I’d broken it. My fear was short lived as, while the vibrator is charging, the button (near the charging port) lit up. A constant light will show while the unit is charging and the light will turn off once it has fully charged. A full charge will give you approximately 1.5-2 hours of playtime.
You can see below the difference between the 1st gen and the 2nd gen.
The Lovense Lush is made entirely from a matte textured silicone. Due to the fact this vibrator is wearable, the shape is a little hard to describe. There is a bulbous part that is internal and a ‘tail’ (it’s actually the antenna, but I can’t help but see it as a tail) that sits outside of the vagina, pretty much touching the clitoris. The shape, for me at least, reminds me of sperm, an association which I didn’t piece together until I was physically holding the vibrator. Now, all I can think about is sperm, every time I’m holding it.
Why I wanted the toy
I wanted this toy for the long distance aspect of it, which makes the following two features as important as the other. I say this because, although the quality of vibrator itself is hugely important, the quality of the app that comes with it is equally crucial. If the app is shit, then the vibrator is useless to me – as I found out with the OhMiBod Bluemotion Nex 2. But, I had a lot higher hopes for the Lovense software. So, let’s have a look at how easy this app is to install and set up.
Setting it up
The first thing I noticed when setting this up, was in downloading the application. You’re not able to just search for Lovense, because if you do , ALL THE THINGS will be found – and, notably, none of those things will be the thing you’re looking for! Instead you must search for Lovense Wearables. I’ll admit, that when I first looked at the user rating score of 3.8, I had a mixed reaction. Part of me was happy that the application had a higher score than the OhMiBod fail that I’d previously used; the other part was a little sad that its score wasn’t higher than a 4. But then, I read the reviews, and I was really happy to see that replies had been made to several of the reviews asking for feedback of their issues. This made me incredibly happy as, to me, it shows that the company is interested in making their app better.
Setting up an account was effortless, and connecting the vibrator to the application was exactly how I would expect this process to go: painless, straightforward and easy! I’ve taken screen shots of the process, so most of it doesn’t have to be explained.
To connect the vibrator to the app, simply tap the button in the top right hand corner of the app. Then hold in the button on the vibrator for a few seconds. A light on the vibrator should flash. The Bluetooth on your phone should then find the vibrator. Click on your Lush and then everything is connected. Once connected, the vibrator light will no longer be flashing but will become steady. I’m amazed at how easy this process was; it actually took me less than a minute to connect up this vibrator.
So my side of the connection was pretty damn painless. It was time to make the OH download and see if his experience was just as easy…. and…. it was! HUZZAH.
He was able to connect to me easily – always a plus. The application has a chat function which, honestly, for me, is pretty useless as we’re generally on permeant Skype. However, I’m aware that it may not be useless for everyone else, so this was the first thing we tested. We had a little play about with the messages, saw how quickly they’d be received (since we were also on Skype at the time) and played around a little with the photos. By ‘played around’ I mean: I sent him a picture of my tits to make him happy, because he’s complained that my messages via text just ‘weren’t sexy enough’. All of these functions worked really well; messages were sent and received with no effort at all.
It was then time to play with the vibrations, and this is where we also hit problems. By now we’d been playing with the application a good 20 minutes, the toy was connected and it hadn’t disconnected for either of us. However, when we started to actually use it, things went wrong.
Visibility: he wasn’t really sure on what he was doing and, as such, just moved his finger around the screen. It turns out that little lightning bolt is the highest setting, and also where it displays the possibility of over-heating.
Disconnection: not often, in honestly, but we were disconnected a handful of times.
Vibrations: while in use, I complained to the OH that he was being a little bit too mean! He was letting me have the higher vibration for a few seconds and then moving it to the lower vibration a little too much for my liking. But when I complained to the OH about this, he advised me that he hadn’t yet moved his finger from what we determined was the higher vibration.
So, with the issues at hand, we gave up. I was more than a little deflated as I was really hoping for more. I then proceeded to email Lovense in regards to the issues I had. And, this is where things began look up. Let me just say right now how impressed I am with Lovense. Seriously, I was incredibly impressed, and this is why:
I was emailed back and asked for details of both of our phones (my OH uses the One Plus One and I use the One Plus Two, both Android devices), screen shots and more details of the issues. He advised me that with problem 1 – that this wasn’t a problem with OH’s phone, it was, in fact, the way that the app was designed. He admitted that it was a bad design and informed me that an update for the app would be out later THAT DAY to rectify this issue. We weren’t quite sure why we had the disconnection problems, however, I’ve not had that problem since the app update (or it could also have been because of problem 3). Eddy advised me that problem 3 was because I had the first batch of toys. This model had a tendency to over-heat and, to stop them from overheating, they don’t stay on full power for over a certain amount of time. This is why the vibrations were going higher and lower when I complained to the OH. The newer model was then sent out to me so that I could have constant vibrations and provide a more accurate review.
So in testing, the OH and I had three issues when using this, and the three of those issues now seemed to be resolved.
Moving on to the newer model
The newer model (looking exactly the same) arrived and we put it to the test. The OH had been working a lot,so, when he was free, I didn’t want to spend my time with him pissing around with the application. I wanted to know what to expect and to test some of the initial problems that we had with it first(?), so that when the OH was home we could actually play – because: orgasms. So, I enlisted the help of one NaughtyReenie, during one of our Skype conversations. I said, “HEY! Reenie, would you like to control my vibrator?” Like you do. These are normal questions to ask friends right?! Reenie, like my OH, is also in Canada so the distance remained the same.
Reenie of course reveled in the idea, proceeded to download the app and create an account. This took, at most, three minutes. The problems we had were getting her to be able to connect, although I’d accepted her and we could chat to each other using the application, she didn’t have the controls to be able to control my vibe. We couldn’t figure out why. So we pissed around with the app for a little bit; closed it, opened it. She sent me screen shots. Eventually, I told her I was going to LOG OUT of the application, close the application then re-open it and log back in. She also did the same thing, and that seemed to do the trick. She was able to request permission to play with my vibrator. And play she did!
The controls worked great, there were no overheating issues, and we didn’t once disconnect in the 40ish minutes that we were testing everything. Reenie sent me cute messages (screen shot from Reenies phone above) and I also learned that she can be quite menacing when given control of someone else’s vibrator.
How did the newer model go?
SUCCESS! Or… so I thought.
When using the vibrator with my OH – properly and not just testing the controls – we run in to some other issues. So the original issues were no longer there, my partner and I weren’t disconnected like we had been previously, the vibrator didn’t overheat which meant that I could have it as powerful as I wanted for as long as I wanted he could have it as powerful as he wanted for as long as he wanted; all in all that was pretty good. However, I was bloody freezing (the temperature has really dropped here in the UK). As such, I decided to have a lazy wank, and what better way to lazily wank than to hand the controls of your vibrator to someone else, put it in and just lay back with your pants still on (knickers and trousers, I’m all class baby), and enjoy the pleasure? I couldn’t think of a much better lazy wanking plan to be honest, so this is what I did. Well, this is what I planned.
The Lush, however, had different plans. No, it didn’t disconnect me from my partner, it disconnected the vibe from the app. Regularly. So my lazy wank turned in to me laying in bed with my legs open and my mobile phone held practically on my crotch, so my phone could get reception from my vibe. I’m sure I looked as classy as I felt.
But, this is the only problem that I ran into (app-wise). When I wasn’t overly lazy and took my pants off, there wasn’t much of an issue. Yes, the app would still disconnect, but not nearly as much as it did when I was dressed. When I used the vibrator clitorally (my favourite way), there wasn’t an issue at all – it seems that the Bluetooth doesn’t like to be blocked by anything, be it my pants or vagina. I found that disconnection could also be a lot less if I kept the tail outside of my underwear, since it’s extremely flexible it is easy to do but doesn’t feel as comfortable as when it’s all tucked in. The other Lovense toy I have is the Hush butt plug.
How do I like to use it?
I mentioned that I prefer to use this vibrator clitorally, I’ll explain why. Although this is designed for internal use, I found that, internally, it just didn’t do anything for me at all. Yes, it felt good, but it wasn’t what I needed for internal stimulation. I couldn’t really move/rock the vibe while it was inserted; the ‘tail’ is too flexible for me to be able to do that. And, although the tip of the tail does provide some clitoral vibrations, the vibrations for that aren’t nearly as strong as I need them to be able to orgasm. The deep rumbling and powerful vibrations of the ‘head’ were ample enough for me to clitorally orgasm. Add in the fact that the OH controlled as and when I got these vibrations, and it just made it that much better. As far as I’m aware this isn’t designed as a dual vibrator, and the vibrations that you can get from the ‘tail’ are just the vibrations traveling – If this were a dual vibrator and we could get stronger vibrations in the ‘tail’ the Lush would be perfect for me.
Oh, I forgot to mention: my favourite part about the app! I can grant access! YES! My partner doesn’t have to constantly ask for permission to control my vibe. I can give him unlimited access and, so long as the vibrator is turned on and connected to the Bluetooth, he’s free to ‘turn me on’ any time he damn well chooses. Not having this function was one of my major annoyances of the We-Vibe 4 Plus. Good job, Lovense!
Wrapping up my review of the Lovense Lush
All in all, I really like the Lush. I wish it did more for me internally than it does. I’ve found that, internally, I need more movement than vibrations. The application has a few bugs, but I have no doubt that Lovense will nip those in the bud and iron out any problems with it.
It’s a well-made vibrator. The vibrations are pretty damn awesome ( though, vibrations in the ‘tail’ would be much appreciated), and for LD play it’s pretty good – at least I enjoyed it.
I also think the company are pretty awesome. They make it quite clear on Reddit, in their app rating responses and via email that they’re dedicated in to making this work for YOU, the consumer. That’s something I really admire. I can’t wait to see what else they bring to the LDR table because, right now, they’re doing a great job.
This item was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. It can be purchased direct from Lovense.
Yes, for all you anal novices out there that are just one step inside the vast world of pleasure known as butt stuff, this article is for you. It’s not like people have started to feel comfortable about talking about anal sex quite recently, but for some reason, butt plugs don’t receive the love and affection they deserve. This article is the perfect read if you’re willing to stomp towards unknown waters of anal sex. We’ll be covering the very basics about butt plugs as well as why people like purchasing them. We’ll discuss the different types and end with the features you should look for purchasing a butt plug. Let’s jump right into it…
What Are Butt Plugs?
If you’re looking for the textbook definition, then butt plugs are basically like dildos but instead of going in the front, they go in the back. That’s probably a simple enough definition. But, did you know that they were actually made for therapeutic uses but we really have no idea what diseases butt plugs could cure. They were named Dr. Young’s Ideal Rectal Dilators back in the early 1900.
Soon after, it was discovered that the medical devices were being used for non-medical reasons, literally every safety or health organization in the United States banned Dr. Young’s equipment from being sold. So, moving on, let’s glance on the topic of why folks tend to like butt plugs.
Why Do People Even Use Butt Plugs?
There’s two sides to this story and two completely different reasons why men and women like to use butt plugs. We’ll discuss both reasons individually.
The honest answer would be that men are actually not used to anal play and most men portray indulging in anal activities as somewhat gay. But, this is 2018 and men feel more comfortable, and even enjoy anal play more than standard masturbation. There’s a sensitive gland located about three or four inches above the butt hole which is called the prostate. And, the reason men use butt plugs is to massage the prostate. If you don’t know, massaging the prostate can also induce a state of orgasm much more effective and powerful as compared to stimulating the penis. It is said that massaging the prostate will induce an orgasm that will send your whole body into shivers.
Women mostly use butt plugs for the added pleasure. Stimulating both the vagina and the rectum does offer a greater climax than either could on their own. But, another popular reason would be to please their partner. When a butt plug is inserted, the amount of space in the pelvis is reduced. This makes the vagina feel tighter and makes it much more pleasureable.
Types of Butt Plugs
There’s not really a single number on the types of butt plugs out there. We did our research and found out that almost all butt plugs can be classified into the following categories.
Silicone Butt Plugs
Glass Butt Plugs
Metal Butt Plugs
Vibrating Butt Plugs
‘Tailed’ Butt Plugs
Remote Controlled Butt Plugs
Anal Beed Plugs
Inflatable Butt Plugs
If none of these seem like a viable option, do your own scraping. You might find a category that we missed.
Using a Butt Plug
Before we get to choosing good butt plugs, we’d like to take a brief detour and discuss how to use one. Butt plugs are generally meant to be inserted and left in place, but you could move it around a little bit for added climax. It depends on the type of plug you own, if you’re into moving the plug, just buy a vibrating one that can do it for you and keep your hands free.
The first thing you should do is apply a lubricant. Each type of material requires different sort of lubricating. A butt plug usually has this information on the back of the packaging. The pack will tell you what type of lube to use as well as the recommended amount. If you’re going to be using the plug for longer hours, make sure you reapply the lubricant every hour. The plug will become really uncomfortable if you don’t do so.
That is pretty much it. Using a butt plug is not really rocket science, just one round in and you’ll feel like you’re a pro.
How Can I Choose a Good Butt Plug?
Now, it’s time to get to the real subject of this article. This part will answer the question, “Which is the best plug for my needs?”. There are quite a few tips here so grab a pen and write this stuff down because it’s really important.
Buying a Set
Buying a set is optimal for most beginners as everyone on the internet will suggest buying one with a small size to start with. But, as they start becoming used to anal play, the small plug will be barely noticeable. Now, they’ll have to throw out their current plug and buy a new one. This is sort of a chain reaction that never really stops. The best thing to do would be to buy a set. There are dozens of sizes in a set and will keep you good to go for more than few months and sometimes even years!
Choosing the Lubricant Before the Plug
The optimal way to do this would be to buy a plug, and then buying the lubricant that goes with it. But, sometimes, this method is highly inefficient. Everyone has their own preference and sometimes people feel really uncomfortable with a lube they have to stick with just because that’s the only product working with their plug. To help with this, you can do things the other way. Experiment a bit and find a lubricant that works with you and feels comfortable. Once you’ve decided on the lube, buy the plug that goes with it. This is a great way to save you the trouble of buying multiple plugs and literally throwing money out the window.
The flexibility, or rigidity of your plug mostly depends on how and where you plan to use the plug. Most folks don’t really care about the flexibility as it’s not the most crucial aspect of a butt plug. However, if you want to grab some groceries while a stiff and firm plug is inside doing its job, walking will be a pretty challenging task. You will be moving but the plug won’t. If you want a more mobile plug, then buy something that is flexible. The plug will feel a lot comfortable while walking or sitting down. However, if you plan to just use the plug in one position, feel free to buy a rigid plug as it fits your requirements.
Health and Safety
This is an important part of this guide so make sure that you put your reading glasses on. Anal plugs are usually pretty safe but only if they’re designed correctly. There’s a significant difference of design between plugs and dildos. This is because a dildo is a hand-held device and there’s no chance of it disappearing inside a vagina. But, plugs can disappear inside your rectum since they’re so small. To prevent this, plugs have a base with a larger diameter to take over-insertion out of the equation. However, some companies are still manufacturing plugs with smaller bases. These plugs could easily slip inside and get lose. This seems like something that would happen in an adult comedy, but this scenario is entirely possible. Just remember this while you’re buying a plug; pick something that keeps the fun ‘fun’. Don’t buy a plug that kills the vibe because you were in the need of a visit to the ER.
This is another important point and just like the lubricant, the material of the plug should feel comfortable. At first, differentiating between materials can be quite difficult, but once you experiment, you should figure out which one is the most comfortable. A few materials include wood, glass, steel, plastic, rubber and jelly but the most liked one is silicone. Silicone is an extremely comfortable and flexible material. It can be easily cleaned by sticking it in hot water. Silicone is highly recommended for folks that are going to be sharing their things as the material is non-porous. The only downside is that silicone is expensive. If you’re struggling with the material, then purchasing silicone is a safe bet.
There’s not much to say about this tip. Just like any other unfamiliar product, check customer reviews before you purchase a product. This is important because a plug is mostly about the comfort and ease of use. You can easily find the extent of a plug in both those fields by reading reviews from previous users. A pretty easy way to see if the plug is worth the cash.
With Skype and FaceTiming, you never really feel too far away from your other half, even if you’re millions of miles away in some other country. Some couples even have dinner with their spouses while both eat a Dominos pizza with the same exact topping. This may not give them the same experience as being together, but it’s as good as it gets.
And, if there’s one thing you can’t be over the internet, it is intimate. However, that is quickly changing with the variety of sex toys in the market today. In this post, we’ll be reviewing the Lovense Hush that is pretty much made from scratch to suit folks in long distant relationships.
What exactly is the lovense Hush?
Lovense is well-known for create unique phone-controllable vibrators and anal toys, and Hush is one of the most epic toy the world has even seen. Hush is a smooth and extremely powerful butt plug designed to massage all the right spots at once. This all seems like anything a regular butt plug could do. But, the unique part of Hush is that it can be controlled by your partner sitting in another continent. Other controlled vibrators can only handle a few meters of this distance, but Hush can be controlled from pretty much anywhere. Now, you’re probably starting to see exactly why this toy is a marvel for its industry.
Who is this Toy For?
Primarily, this toy is meant for couple with a long distant relationship, but that’s not the only people that can use them. It’s great for discreet orgasms if you’re looking to have some fun in public. You could use it with your partner for foreplay. If you’re single, there’s also a solo mode to this plug. And the best part, you could sync it to vibrate to music or create your own custom vibration patterns. As far as we know, this is the only vibrator in the world that can offer such stuff.
How Can You Use Hush?
Hush comes inside a pretty luxurious box with a velvety packaging. The packaging is pretty sleek, you definitely don’t expect a butt plug to be inside, more like a Rolex or something expensive. There’s a recharging cable, the butt plug and a user manual inside the box. The user manual will pretty much cover everything we will mention about using the device, so feel free to read though either.
So, basically, the first step is to install the app for the lavish device. You’re going to need a smartphone or an iOS device to use this butt plug. The app is pretty decent too with close to no bugs, so don’t worry about your device or the app freezing or anything during playtime.
Next step is to sync your device to the app. The process isn’t really that difficult, the app will walk you through it with step by step instruction so we don’t really need to go into that much detail to explain that. The third step is to connect to a partner. There’s a long distance tab on the app. Tap that to add your partner and enter an email. They will get an email with your request and they can follow the instructions in the email to carry on. This setting is a bit tiresome but don’t worry, it’s a onetime thing only. After that, you will just connect right to your partner in just a couple of clicks.
Now that you know what the toy does and how it is used, let’s talk about a few of the pros and cons you should learn before you purchase the device.
Pros of the Hush
The first pro would definitely be the vibration modes. It’s just so unique, you can literally create your very own vibrations with this toy. We all know how lackluster a toy can get when you’ve been using the max setting for so long and you don’t even feel pleasure using it anymore. Well, this isn’t a possibility with the Hush as the pleasure is only limited by your imagination. If you do indeed run out of ideas, just put in your favorite song and your device will vibrate according to that. A word of warning, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber would just tickle you, so use something a bit more powerful.
The second thing we’d like to mention about the Hush would be the great material. Lovense literally used the finest Silicone available in the market right now, and they certainly changed the way we thing about luxury toys. The smooth silicone paired with the soft rubber finish is just so comfortable. It’s just the right size so it fits quite snugly. There’s really no defect in the designing of this plug. It’s just spot on.
The Touch Pad is like the cherry on top for the device. Most manufacturers don’t really pay much attention to the app, they put all their focus on the device and really miss out with the app. Lovense however, was considerate enough to put some thought into the app as well. They have a touch pad that allows you to control the vibrations. You won’t have to struggle with scrolling a bar as your whole body is vibrating. Instead, just make patterns on the screen and the device will vibrate accordingly. Great for folks that think that struggling with scrolling ruins the vibe.
There’s also a surprise factor associated with the device. As long as you’re wearing it, your partner could turn it on whenever he/she desires. This is another feature that you normally don’t see in long distant toys. Hush literally gives you the free will to buzz your partner whenever you want.
The silicone makes the device completely waterproof. So, insert the plug and step into the shower whenever you deem appropriate. No matter how often you use the device with water, nothing will happen to it. Even if someone does indeed happen, there’s a one year warranty covering all damages.
The loop feature is just mind-blowing. If you click the loop button and start moving your finger on the screen, the app will record that exact pattern no matter how long or short it is. And, when you lift that finger, the vibration is repeated continuously till you reach that toe-wriggling orgasm.
Cons for the Hush
While there aren’t too many things wrong with Hush, there are a couple of things that the toy lacks in. Here are a few drawbacks of using Hush from Lovense.
The noise of the toy is definitely a problem. The toy is pretty discreet, but not really discreet enough. It needs some sort of noise to mask the vibrator at work. At maximum setting, the vibrator is a noisy bug and it’ll cause enough sound to alert people sitting around you. The noise isn’t too significant, a simple ceiling fan will cover your pleasure. To sum up this point, it’s quiet, but not at all silent.
There have been a few folks that really thought that the connection sucks. Personally, the connection didn’t drop at all. But, that’s not really something that should be called a drawback. The device doesn’t stop, it keeps on vibrating and we’re pretty sure neither side will figure out that the guy in control isn’t actually controlling the vibrator.
An anal plug isn’t really everyone’s cup of tea. Not everyone is into butt stuff but that really doesn’t count as a disadvantage, just a warning.
A great problem for this butt plug would be the amount of lube you have to use. Lovense recommends using water-based lubricants, but they just don’t cut it. If you’re used to long sessions, you will have to stop and reapply after a few minutes which can just ruin your whole mood. Even though the manufacturers advice against it, a much better lubricant would be a silicone based one. Try both to see which one works best.
Is There A Better Alternative?
As of yet, there’s literally no better long distance toy than the Hush. If you’re looking for something other than a butt plug, there’s Lush by Lovense too. The toy is almost the same as the Hush, but it’s a basic vibrator. It’s a great toy for folks not interested in anal play.
The Final Verdict for the hush
The flaws are just minimal and almost negligible. This toy is just everything you could hope for, it’s like a lifesaver for couples that get tired of phone sex and want to step it up a notch while still staying loyal to their other halves. This toy isn’t too expensive and it certainly deserves some serious consideration if you’re thinking about purchasing toys. All things considered, it’s one of the best toys money can buy at the moment.
I was lucky enough to be sent the lelo Noa Couples vibrator for review from Smoothvelvet.co.uk, it arrived really quickly and in discrete packaging, with lots of protection to stop the box or the toy from getting damaged.
The packaging for the Lelo Noa is pretty standard for lelo, lovely and clear with a nice picture of the toy on the box and some basic information about how the toy works. Inside the box the toy is beautifully presented in a moulded base, with a satin Lelo branded storage pouch included along with a USB charger, sample of Lelo lubricant, very basic instructions for use and the guarentee/warrenty for the vibrator which you get with all Lelo toys.
The instructions which you get with the vibrator are extremely basic, but they do include a link for you to be able to look up the full instructions online, this can be found here , I found that I needed to look the manual up online to get a better feel of the toy.
After standing there for a while the plug in one hand and the Noa in the other, thinking that I couldn’t see anywhere to stick it, I finally worked out that the top of the vibrator unscrews and the wire was attached to the inside of the head of the vibrator. It was only after that that I spotted that there are simple instructions included with the Noa to show you how to do this. The wire that comes with it only has a USB attachment with it, but I used the plug from my mobile phone to plug it into the mains, if you don’t have one you can plug it into you computer or get one from ebay relatively cheap. The Noa takes about 2hrs to charge fully and when the Noa is charging there is a light on the top of it which lights up pink. Once the Noa is fully charged the light will change to a white light to show that it is fully charged. If the light starts to flash rapidly during use, don’t worry it doesn’t mean you have broken it, just that it needs charging again.
The Lelo Noa is made out of extremely soft almost velvet touch smooth silicone, which is 100% body safe with a gold colloured plastic band which has the Lelo brand name stamped into it around the join where the top unscrews from the tail. The screw part on the inside of the toy is solid white plastic with a hole in the middle for the wire to attach for the charger. The Lelo Noa is waterproof, I have received confirmation from lelo that this is the case upto 1 metre this means that cleaning your Noa should be super easy, I would use a good quality spray sex toy cleaner to make sure that your toy is sparkling and clean and ready for you to use.
The Noa is safe to use with waterbased lubricants but not silicone lubricants as it is made from silicone, I would advise using lubricant with this couples vibrator during sex to prevent the toy been dislodged and eventually coming out of the vagina altogether, we found that without lube the Noa can easily come out. The Noa is shaped to allow the penis to slide in and out without it been uncomfortable, always insert the Noa before sex to prevent any discomfort.
To turn the Noa on you have to press the power button on the top of the vibrator twice, each time you press it the light will flash it will then turn on with a constant vibration, the Noa doesn’t remember the last setting that it was on, it will always start with the constant vibration, but it does have other settings
1. constant vibration
3. fast pulse
6. low high pulse
The light on the Noa flashes slowly when it is turned on, and fast if the battery is running out. To turn off the Noa you need to hold the power button for 5 seconds which is slightly longer than most vibrators.
The Noa has single speed but multi patterned vibrations which I would describe as medium intensity, it is definitely not as strong in vibrations as the We-Vibe 3 which is a similar style vibrator but has a remote with it and dual motors, where this only has the one motor.
The Noa is compatible with the Sensemotion remote control, but you do not get one included with it. If you already have one with another Lelo product you can link it to it, if not you can buy them from Lelo for a reasonable price, I am not sure how well this product works with the remote as I do not have one to try with it.
The Noa is almost silent, it is a very quiet vibrator and will certainly not distract either of you from lovemaking.
Our experience of using the Noa was pretty good, we found it easy to position correctly, and to turn on and change the settings while it was in place, even without a remote control for it. We did find that it moved around quite a lot during sex though and even slipped out at one point, this seemed to happen less when we used more lube, so I think it was more to do with how we were using it than the toy itself. We both enjoyed the vibrations and even though this only has the one motor on the top of the vibrator which sit on the clitoris the vibrations traveled down the full body of the vibrator and could be felt by my partner aswell, he described this as a nice sensation.
Overall We liked the Lelo Noa, We loved the feel of the supersoft silicone and how flexible it is, the vibrations could be stronger and I think that it could be improved by having a couple more speeds rather than just the one. The vibrations transferred pretty well down the whole of the toy and we both enjoyed this, and the fact that it is almost silent is great.