Review: MysteryVibe Crescendo

When I got past the shipping packaging (which was quite discreet and delivered quickly via USPS) and pulled a sleek black box out I was very intrigued. The way this toy is packaged feels very posh with a slip cover over the box itself that is labeled MysteryVibe. I removed that to find a simple black box with gold lettering on the front and opened it up; and there it was nestled among a snug fitting enclosure, the MysteryVibe Crescendo. Beneath the Crescendo is a nice little storage pouch that also holds the charger, but that box is so nice I may just store the toy in there when it isn’t in use.

My first thought about the Crescendo when I heard about it was curiosity. It had to be some kind of gimmick I decided, but that didn’t stop the sex geek in me from wanting to try it. So when Luvoqa offered me the chance to review it I eagerly agreed. The first thing I did with it, once it was out of the box was to see how many different shapes I could bend it into. The answer: quite a few. So then I started planning which ones might work best for my anatomy. A “C” shape that was intended to hit both my clitoris and my g-spot was a good idea, but getting the Crescendo to actually hit both spots with enough pressure proved challenging.

I tried playing with the Crescendo without the app to control it, but the buttons were awkwardly placed and not easy to reach or press because of their small size. Neither were the buttons very intuitive to use and I felt like I was just mashing at them helplessly, trying to find a pattern that would give me an orgasm. Once I downloaded the app it made the toy much easier to play with, but I felt that the vibration patterns were lacking as well as the vibrations too were weak to do anything more than tease me. I think with six different motors both the vibration patterns and the intensity of them could have been much stronger. The feeling was just enough to make me want more but not for me to have an orgasm.

At one point I accidentally locked the toy and struggled to get it to turn back on for me so that was a bit of a pain as well. Another complaint that I have regarding the Crescendo is that it is one of those silicone toys that just seems like it wants to “eat” all the lube and I kept having to stop and reapply it, which is something that I hate to do as it tends to kill the mood for me. And don’t even get me started on charging the Crescendo. The Qi wireless charging system itself isn’t a bad idea, but the way to get the Crescendo to charge involves lining up buttons just so and is very finicky. I was so unimpressed by that the toy almost didn’t get a second charge. It takes roughly an hour to charge the Crescendo for up to an hour of play.

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By and large, I wasn’t impressed with the MysteryVibe Crescendo and it didn’t work for me at all. If you’re really into the idea of multiple motors, an app to use the toy, and being able to bend it to suit your needs, you might really love this toy, provided you don’t like super rumbly vibrations and don’t mind the idea of possibly getting lube on your phone while you use the app (or water since the toy itself is waterproof; I can’t say the same for my phone so I didn’t try this one out.) And if you’re still curious and want to try the MysteryVibe Crescendo out for yourself you can purchase it at Luvoqa for $179.00 or check you favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

The MysteryVibe Crescendo was provided to me by Luvoqa in exchange for a fair, unbiased, and honest review. There are affiliate links used in this post.

Review: Tantus Echo Handle

I picked up my Echo Handle from a Grab Bag sale at Tantus and got this beautiful purple toy. I loved it for the color alone the moment I saw it. And first things first as usual: measurements; it is 7 inches insertable with a four inch handle so it totals 11 inches in all. It seems intimidating at first glance because the handle does add the extra length, but upon a closer look it suddenly seems more reasonable, especially once you notice the texture difference between the slick glossiness of the insertable part with the matte handle.  It isn’t exactly a toy for size queens as it is somewhat narrow at  1.5 inches in diameter.

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11 total inches

The Echo Handle is made of 100% Ultra-Premium Silicone that is a unique formula to Tantus itself and is relatively flexible, although EVERYTHING sticks to it. Lint, dust, cat hair, etc. It will need a good storage place/pouch and/or cleaned before and after every use. Cleaning it can be as simple as a good wash with warm water and a mild soap. For use I tend to suggest using only water or oil based lubes (organic, unrefined coconut oil is a favorite), but with a bit more research there are indications that you can use silicone lube with silicone toys provided that you do a patch test on the toy in an inconspicuous place. If the silicone starts feeling gummy then you can scrape the lube off with a fingernail and know that you need to  use a different lubricant for that toy.

Now on to the good stuff. This toy is simply amazing.One side is perfectly smooth and the other had a series of bumps or ridges that feel absolutely delightful.

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Ridges
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Handle

The handle is perfectly shaped for your hand to wrap around it and not lose your grip even if your hands are slick. The handle is useful for me because I have  a really long torso and with shorter toys sometimes I can have trouble getting the right angle because my wrists just don’t quite bend that way. But with the handle it gives me plenty of room to maneuver the Echo and get different angles to hit different spots; this toy could also be useful for people who have poor hand, wrist, or arm mobility because of the handle providing that extra length. I wasn’t sure the Echo Handle alone would be enough to get me off because I frequently enjoy heavy vibrations with any kind of penetrative sex, but with this toy I can slowly drag the ridged end across my g-spot until I’ve soaked the bed. If I do want to add a vibrator I have room to do so and that just ramps up the intensity so it is good there. This is also a toy that my partner likes to use on me because the handle gives them more freedom of positioning like being face to face with me. It really is a good way to help us maintain a higher level of intimacy. We are continually finding new and more intimate ways to use this toy and I’m always amazed at the versatility of it.

I think this will become a staple of the toy box and I’m really glad that I opted to purchase it over some of the other Tantus toys that I looked at.  Over all I feel like the Echo Handle is a solid toy with a lot to offer anyone who enjoy dildos in general. The texture alone I think it worth giving it a try. I’m definitely pleased with my Echo Handle and would suggest it to anyone who enjoys texture or wants a different sensation that you can use the handle to create. You can find the Echo Handle at tantusinc.com or your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

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Beautiful deep plum

Review: Tantus Goliath

I picked up the Tantus Goliath just because I was interested in a larger dildo. It came neatly packaged from She Vibe with no hint as to what was actually in the box.

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After unpacking from shipping and before opening

I was excited to play with my newest toy and see just how much of it I could handle since it measures in at 1 3/4 inches around and 7 1/4 inches in length.

To start off, the silicone itself is smooth to the touch even along the veins and ridges of the toy. The head of the Goliath is slightly squishier that the rest of the toy, which ended up being a big deal for me; it actually reminded me somewhat of a stress ball and my partner came home to find me giggling and squeezing the head of the Goliath repeatedly. After  I finished playing with the toy and loving on the texture I opted to add the bullet and check out the vibrations which were stronger than I had expected from what seemed to be a pretty buzzy bullet. I wouldn’t call them rumbly, but they transmitted though the silicone well enough that I could enjoy them for what they were.

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Pictured here with included bullet

Finally I broke out some lube (non-silicone please) and made sure I used a liberal amount due to the size of the toy. If I enjoyed the texture of the toy in my hands then I loved the way the texture of the Goliath felt in my vagina.I could squeeze down and feel everything about it. And that coronal ridge…yes. Just yes.

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Texture and color

As I picked up some speed I bumped my cervix a couple of times (ouch) and figured slowing down might be a good idea. It felt really good even going slower, but I wasn’t anywhere near an orgasm. So I added the bullet (again liberal on the lube), but it wasn’t really getting me any closer. I figured maybe this toy was going to be a dud for me.

Until one night I was just craving to be full and my partner decided to oblige me with the Goliath. They screwed me utterly silly with it and I had orgasm after orgasm. Apparently for me, being really warmed up is a must with this toy. I felt the tip of it even brush my cervix and at that point it didn’t hurt. I’m sure the squishy head helped a lot there.So it turns out this is definitely a couples toy for me and that’s fine. We haven’t used it with the bullet in just because it is so fiddly to get back out and I’m not sure I want to mess with it. This toy is much better used as a regular dildo rather than a vibrating dildo for me.

Overall, I’ve nothing to be disappointed about in the Goliath and I think anyone looking for  a longer, girthier dildo would be quite pleased with it. It retails at Tantus for $88.70 and it appears, according to a quick search, that She Vibe no longer carries the toy. At any rate this is an excellently crafted toy from the Tantus crew and I know I’ll be ordering other toys from them in the future.

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Review: Njoy Pure Wand

I’ve had my njoy Pure Wand for roughly three years now and I haven’t stopped enjoying it. It is what I like to call my first real sex toy because everything else to date had been stuff from Spencer’s or other sketchy shops and they were all made of potentially non-body safe materials. Oops! And then my partner gifted me with one and half pounds of solid, medical grade stainless steel that is ten inches long with a one inch diameter ball on the small end and a one and a half inch ball on the other. I was a bit intimidated when I first opened the bright pink satin lined black box.
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