Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tie & Tease Bundle

For today's review I'll be looking at the Tie & Tease Bundle by Bondage Boutique. Click any of the pictures to see a larger version, or click the names to be taken to the individual product pages. This post is rather image heavy, so click through the break to see the whole post!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cush O2

For today's review I'll be looking at the Cush O2 by Tantus. As usual, click the pictures to see the larger version.


Four Views:

Size Comparison:

You probably got the memo by now, Cush is a rather girthy toy. (If you're looking for a slightly slimmer toy, the Flurry may be more up your alley.) The white material is Tantus's SuperSoft, while the colored core is firmer; together these make a lovely dual density pure silicone dildo. Cush is 1.75" wide, and has 6.5" of insertable awesomeness. This toy is also on the heavy side, and has a decent thud for slapping a [consenting] face or clitoris.

The Cush O2 is straight up, a fabulous dildo. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it's also shaped excellently. Insertion with any water based lube, I went with Sliquid Satin, is comfortable and pleasurable. For vaginal use, I found the head caressed my front vaginal walls and my g-spot perfectly. The second ridge I didn't notice often in vaginal use as the first one would be rubbing against my g-spot; but when I did notice it, it tended to be right inside at my vaginal opening. For anal use, the toy is safe as it has a wide base. I found it worked fine anally, and I certainly felt the second ridge there. The base is a bit heavy and I noticed this more with anal use, and would strain my wrist a bit. This base also makes Cush o-ring harness friendly. Due to Cush's lovely shape, it's also excellent for thrusting. I did not encounter any pain with this dildo, though I'm sure if it was made of a firmer material, my orifices would not have been nearly so happy with it.

For cleaning, one can simply wash it with soap and water, or boil the toy. As Cush is made of silicone, it will attract lint, though not a ton. One can cover Cush with saran wrap to keep it clean between uses.
Grade Breakdown: 98

This is a marvelous dildo. I would definitely buy it if I didn't have it.

Aesthetics: 19/20
For aethetics, I wish the purple was clearer; 
but for texture I really appreciate the thick SuperSoft material.

Pleasure: 74/75
Intended Functionality: 5/5
Also Tantus has a cheeky note on the package that this is a toy that's intended for use. 
Reusability: 20/20 
Can be used alone or with a partner, and is easily cleaned.
Best Functionality: 49/50
The base is a little clunky, and when using alone can tire the wrist.
Otherwise though: everything's excellent. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Vintage Delight Small Plug

For today's review, I'll be looking at the Vintage Delight Small Plug by Crystal Delights. I finally have a working digital camera, so I figured I'd start out with an extremely gorgeous toy. All images can be clicked for their full version.

Seriously, you should click these to see the big versions. This plug is so, so pretty.

If that didn't convince you that you need to buy a Crystal Delights plug right now, I don't know what will. They're super gorgeous, and can also come with sparkly ends, different colors, or furry tails.

This is by far the most beautiful toy I own, and is always on display instead of in the lovely black pouch it came with. This glass plug can be dropped and will not shatter, which is lovely. The frosted glass turns clear when lube is applied to it, and since it's glass one can use any lube without damaging the toy. For care, it can be simply washed with soap and water, or a 10% bleach solution- one doesn't want to boil this toy because the medallion may get damaged.

For actual use, this plug was unfortunately a little too small for me. The insertable part is 2.8 inches, and the width of the bulb is 1.3 inches. It was certainly fun to wear and admire, it just wasn't quite wide enough for me sexually.

I would highly recommend this toy to anyone who is new to anal play, or enjoys small plugs. Otherwise, I would look into their slightly larger plugs and dildos.

Grade Breakdown: 73

Value: 5/5
On sale at Crystal Delights for just under $85

If you fall into the interested demographic, buy this toy. 
Not only is it completely gorgeous, but it will last forever.

Aesthetics: 20/20

Wins the "most likely to stare at instead of doing work" award.

Pleasure: 48/75
Intended Functionality: 2/5
For me the shape was a little too small.
Reusability: 20/20
Can be used by anyone with an anus, and is easily cleaned.
Can also be paired with other toys for different sensations.
Best Functionality: 26/50
As pretty as this plug is, at the end of the day, it was just too small for me.