Here’s one for the “Go To” drawer. I have to make a correction to something I said about jelly toys. I don’t like ALL jelly toys. The last one I reviewed, going back later, the scent was too strong. Yes, wash it and it fades. Scented lube- and it masks it. However, right out of the drawer- it’s STRONG. Now I’m not sensitive to scents, but I’m not sensitive to a LOT of things. I suspect that MOST people will be bothered by this scent and a lot of the “sex toy snobs” (term used playfully) will not like it.
Now the Vivid Dreams Savanna does have the sail salon scent, I won’t like. But it’s got all the good Doc Johnson goodness.
Can you see the swirl that wraps around it?? It’s a nice thick vibrating dildo with the bullet up near the tip so it’s good for clitoral stimulation AND penetration. The Doc Johnson Vivid Dreams line all have the thumb dial, which I also really like. Roll it up, roll it down. Easy easy… And waterproof!!
Ok- I have very little luck with jerking off in the shower, but for those of you who DO- this is a good one.
So ok, here’s some phthalate talk. I KNOW that there’s a LOT of talk about using phthalate free products and how that is the safer way to go. Clearly any kind of chemicals are less than perfectly safe. In March of 2008 California banned baby and infant toys with phthalates. Most likely because they are in the mouths of the babies for long perions of time. I also found this article that addressed phthalates in sex toys.
- moderate use of dildoes (less than 15 min/week) is not associated with any significant health risk
- heavy usage (1 hour/day) is not associated with any significant health risk, except for pregnant and breastfeeding women who should abstain from heavy usage
Well I do use it more than 15 minutes a week, but maybe not EVERY week. And I am not pregnant or breastfeeding. I am not worried about getting cancer from my dildo’s. I live with a smoker, just outside of LA. Really, something else will get me before the phthalates do. However, I can’t say that I’m unconcerned.
One thing I have noticed is that the jelly toys sell. Looking at what sells on my affiliate accounts, or the toys that my non sex-blogger friends sell, and from people in the business that I’ve asked. Jelly Toys are what people are buying, probably because they cost a little less. For most people (not all), sex toys are a luxury item, not to be used on an every day basis and I suspect that less people are going to want to shell out an EXTRA $40 for a phthalate free toy that is going to be used maybe twice a week for 20 minutes a time.
In the interest of social responsibility, I feel like I need to mention these things now and again. SexToy.com does have a large selection of toys, even jelly like ones that are phthalate free. So if you have concerns, take an extra minute and look for it.