Review: VeDO Gee Slim

 

 

 

The VeDO Gee Slim was shipped in a plain brown envelope with no detailed information as to what the package was or who it was from (Peepshow Toys by the way.) It also arrived very quickly. Upon opening the envelope a slender white box fell into my hands with a picture of the Gee Slim on the box. Opening it revealed the Gee Slim nestled into a black velvety nest and little else. The toy was also covered in little black flecks from the packaging so perhaps another packing option might be a better choice. However, upon removing the GeeSlim I found the charger cable and a booklet of products under the insert. There were no instructions with the toy and it wasn’t charged so I immediately hooked it up via a USB plugin. It took roughly one hour and forty-five minutes to charge and it ran for approximately an hour before it shut off, although the head of the toy did heat up somewhat after running for that long.
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The VeDO Gee Slim is a silky smooth silicone toy, so always be sure to use a water based lubricant with it to avoid any potential damage. It offers ten vibration modes, mostly patterns, and the vibrations are mostly buzzy as opposed to rumbly so if that’s what you like in terms of that type of vibrations this could be a good fit for you. It is also completely submersible so if you want to get you fun in the tub on, you can do just that. It offers a full hour of play time according to the VeDO website and it is a very quiet toy; probably quiet enough that through a closed door and under a blanket it wouldn’t be heard so if you’re looking for some privacy this is also a big bonus for the Gee Slim.

One of the biggest downsides to the functionality of this toy that I found was the button control. It has a single button on the top of the toy that lets you cycle through all the different vibrations, but I found it difficult to press down on with my thumb and it was sometimes hard to tell if I had depressed the button at all between some of the patterns as they seemed to feel very similar to me.

When I turned on the Gee Slim for the first time, just holding it in my hands I felt like the vibrations might be not quite as powerful as I like, but I was hoping for the toy to be a nice surprise. I cycled through the vibration modes and found the rumbliest of the bunch and figured that I would start there because my g-spot is a bit picky to say the least. A little lube and a moment later the toy slid inside me. It took me a moment to find the right angle and just the right spot with the bulbous head of the Gee Slim and once I did I tried rubbing it across, wiggling it back and forth, and moving it around into various positions and places to see what I could make happen. Nothing. So I moved on to some of the other settings, tried squeezing down on it (this only dampened the vibrations for me), and switched it up as much as I could. Sadly, I simply wasn’t going to get an orgasm out of this toy. Not through any fault of the toy, mind you, but simply because I prefer a rumblier, deeper vibration on my g-spot.

For what this toy is, I think it could be perfect as a first toy for someone who is new to the ever growing choice of toys out there. It is relatively inexpensive, gives some different vibration options, and isn’t intimidating in shape or size, coming in at just under 7 inches long and about 1 and ¼ inches around at the widest point of the bulb. In addition to g-spot stimulation the Gee Slim can also be used on the clitoris or vulva, giving it a bit of versatility. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these toys you can find them at Peepshowtoys.com for $39.00 or you can check your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

This toy was provided to me for free from Peepshow Toys for a fair,honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own. There are affiliate links included in this post.

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Review: The Screaming O Charged Positive

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I read a review of the Charged Positive comparing it to the We-Vibe Tango (which I haven’t tried, but would love to compare) and knew then that I had to test it out. Luckily, I acquired a Charged Positive shortly thereafter in a contest and have been loving it ever since.

The Charged Positive is a small bullet vibrator with twenty different patterns and sensations.

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The ScreamingO website indicates that it has a unique low-pitched motor; I feel that the motor is certainly of a lower frequency than that of any other vibrator I have tried to date and I absolutely love the feelings it causes. I’ve never encountered a vibe that could get me off without some other kind of stimulation to go with it, but this one certainly can! Most of the pulsating and patterns don’t do much for me, other than tease, but the first two steady settings are just wow. If you like rumbly vibes and don’t want to shell out for a Tango, this might be a good bet for you.

Aesthetically, I found it quite pleasing especially because I had the option to get it in a nice soft grey.

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I thought that was the coolest since most companies seem to offer toys in the same boring pinks, purples, and blues. It is also a very smooth to the touch toy as it is made of ABS plastic which is covered in a polyurethane coating; it is also latex and phthalate free. The slightly angled tip gives it a nice tapered look, but still provides for excellent clitoral stimulation in a pinpoint way.

The Charged Positive has some special features that are worth mentioning as well. It does come with a USB charging cable, although it is a propriety cable and not a standard USB. That’s not really a big deal unless you’re like me and sometimes misplace cords or forget what toy they go with. The toy itself is also marketed as being 100% waterproof so it should be good for some bath time fun and a breeze to clean as well. It also comes with a handy holder that helps protect the vibrator while charging and the packaging says you can also use the charging stand as a way to hold onto the vibe while it is in use. I tried that and it felt really awkward and uncomfortable to use that way. I just hold it in my hand.

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Speaking of hands, this isn’t a vibrator that leaves my hands numb or tingly after use, although it can leave them somewhat warm as the toy can heat up surprisingly quickly, This may be a downside or it might not bother you depending on how long you are using the Charged Positive. It has up to a sixty minute battery life on one charge and does charge fairly quickly so if you’re looking to use it later in the day, you can plug it in that morning and it will be all ready to go by the time you’re all ready to go. One thing about the Charged Positive that is frustrating to me is the way you cycle through the patterns. It only has one button and you have to cycle through all twenty patterns to find the one you want and if you should bump that button (which is a bit stiff) you’ll need to rotate through every pattern again.

The Screaming O Charged Positive has its ups and downs, but overall it is a great little vibrator and one that has already seen plenty of use in my bedroom. I expect it will continue to do so. If you’re looking for something small and rumbly this is definitely a good choice for that. You can find the Charged Positive at Screaming O’s website for $59.95 or you can check your favorite body safe sex toy retailer if you’re too impatient to wait for shipping.

Book Review: “Ask: Building Consent Culture” by Kitty Stryker

Consent is a vital point to leading a healthy life, not just sexually, but emotionally, physically, and mentally as well. In a world where rape culture is so prevalent, where young men get off with little to no punishment because it will ruin their future (see: Brock Turner, for example), we need to make these changes and start to learn and understand consent culture. Consent culture isn’t sex positive or sex negative, but instead it has become sex critical and is incredibly important to improving everyone’s lives in amazing ways.

Kitty Stryker is aiming to start a conversation we should already be having and to push the idea of consent forward with her book, “Ask: Building Consent Culture.” Covering the idea of consent everywhere from in the bedroom to out in the community and places in between, Ms. Stryker’s book is a striking anthology of consent and how it should ideally function throughout today’s society.

Everything from dealing with how to manage consent when you have a mental illness, to teaching children (and adults) consent in ways that engage them and empower them, to the idea that men need to be able to teach other men the concept of honor and how not to abuse any power they may feel that they have over people, and much more is covered in this book. I wish I could list every single instance and story that is told because in their own ways I found them all moving, learned something from them all, and deepened my own view of consent and consent culture.

“Ask: Building Consent Culture” teaches us that consent should start at home, within the family, and that children should be taught that they do have bodily autonomy and hugging a family member or friend is not required of them. And in chosen families rather than blood families that consent is equally important though perhaps infinitely more difficult to navigate even as adults. It goes on to demonstrate that consent culture should begin at a young age in order to help children understand that consent is necessary for asserting dominion over their own bodies or feelings. Akilah S. Richards’ article “Bodily Autonomy for Kids”, is a fantastic example of just how consent and intuition work together to keep a person safe and aware of their own personal boundaries which leads to a more well-adjusted view on consent culture as an adult.

Ms. Stryker’s book also touches on the idea of implied consent in sexual spaces and how that can lead to people mirroring those same behaviors in a society that is already heavily skewed towards implied consent. Getting an enthusiastic, informed consent is far better than assuming that “yes means yes.” To foster consent culture it must be brought out of those sexual situations and into our everyday lives and “Ask: Building Consent Culture” illustrates the point nicely. In order to have fully informed, enthusiastic consent, the sexual culture itself must change and that is something that “Ask” proposes to have happen. But in the year 2017, changing the culture around sex and sexuality is only the tip of the iceberg, because what really must change is the fabric of society itself. This book has done an excellent job of promoting this throughout the articles and stories written in these pages and is a must read for anyone who wishes to learn more about consent, to be more active in getting or giving consent, or just people who are interested in the modern sexual revolution.

You can pre-order “Ask: Building Consent Culture” on www.amazon.com for $14.95.

Review: Satisfyer 2

The Satisfyer 2 is one of the original models in the Satisfyer line. Unlike the Pro Penguin and the Pro 2, it is battery powered (it takes two triple AA batteries) and the use of the batteries as opposed to the magnetic charging seems to make the device a tiny bit more powerful than the other models. It is no more than a very slight difference however so if you prefer the charging models to spending money on batteries, well I don’t blame you.

I didn’t find it quite as aesthetically pleasing as the Pro 2 model but the Satisfyer 2 is white with rose gold trim and buttons and is a functional if not terribly ergonomic seeming toy. Rather than the curved handles on both the Pro 2 and the Pro Penguin, the handle is straight and rather long. I found the long handle to be rather useful so I could angle it to hold the toy steady with plenty of reach to do so. The power and control buttons are on the back and I think that of the three toys I’ve reviewed they have the best placement and are easy to reach with your thumb or the fingers of your other hand. The buttons also let you cycle up and down through the 11 pulsation modes without having to go all the way down and then back up as with newer models.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Satisfyer line I will point out that this toy isn’t a vibrator, but an air pulsating toy that for some can be really intense and for others can be quite stimulating. Playing with the different settings is always fun to find out which ones are not quite enough, which is just right and what is too much to handle. I had a decent experience with the Satisfyer 2, but by far my favorite model is still the Satisfyer Pro 2, which I have already reviewed.

Like with other Satisfyer models this one is also supposed to be waterproof, but based on my previous reviews (here and here) I suggest caution when using them in water as some people have had problems with the toys breaking and dying completely after being used in water. I was lucky when I tried the Pro 2 in the bath that nothing happened, but due to my concerns about the water being a hazard I can’t tell you how my Satisfyer 2 acted in the water. I will say it’s great out of the water and that works for me!

It is hard for me to say that I was super impressed by the Satisfyer 2 because the Satisfyer Pro 2 immediately spoiled me to mind blowingly relaxed orgasms that were absolutely zero effort. However, with that in mind, the Satisfyer 2 did get me off and I wasn’t disappointed in the toy. I definitely feel like it has some better functionality than the Pro 2 and the Pro Penguin, the most noticeable being the button placement, especially as compared to the buttons of the Pro Penguin, which I found to be pretty awkward to use. The silicone nozzle on the Satisfyer 2 is slightly differently shaped than on either of the other two models, both of which have distinctly different shapes as well. It is nearly completely round and I did have some difficulty getting it situated on my clit, but I think that had more to do with the way my anatomy is shaped rather than a defect in the toy.

Overall, I enjoyed playing with the Satisfyer 2 for my review and it was, as most reviews are, a, shall I say, pleasant experience. Because of the longer handle on this toy, it may be more suitable for plus sized people as well as those with mobility issues in their hands, arms, or wrists. You can find the Satisfyer 2 at Peepshow Toys for $35.00 or from your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

No affiliate links have been used in this post. This toy was provided to me by the Satisfyer company for a fair, honest, and unbiased review of their product. All opinions are my own.

Review: Satisfyer Pro Penguin

When I received the Satisfyer Pro 2 that I reviewed earlier this month I was also sent the Satisfyer Pro Penguin and the Satisfyer 2. I hadn’t really looked into the Pro Penguin much because I was more interested in the Pro 2 and I’m glad that I didn’t bite the bullet and purchase a Penguin.

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It’s a cute little pink (oh the horror) silicone coated toy with what seems to be a really nice design to it. The buttons on this toy are located on the front side of the toy so you have to make sure you have enough room to reach between you body and the toy to get at the buttons, which I found to be somewhat non-intuitive. The buttons themselves also can be tricky because they are basically a button within a button and the larger button turns the Penguin on and off and the smaller button which is harder to see because it nests right beneath the larger button with only a small seam to define the two buttons(they are on the white part).

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The handle is not quite as long as the one on the Pro 2 which meant that I had some difficulty reaching my clit and getting the toy to seal. I also don’t feel that the silicone head was meant for my body type or the rather, the shape and size of my clit. Instead of being somewhat oval like the Pro 2, the Penguin has an opening that is larger and more rounded. It simply refused to give me a good seal even with some lube.

Much like the Satisfyer Pro 2, the Penguin works with the same pressure waves and steady pulses and is also trying to mimic the feeling of sucking your clit. Because I was unable to get a good seal with the silicone nozzle it just kind of felt kind of boring. In order to get any stimulation from this toy I had to literally hold the nozzle in place directly and even then it certainly wasn’t giving me a suitable orgasm from the feeling it only sort of created.

In many other aspects it is nearly identical to the Satisfyer Pro 2 including having 11 settings and having to cycle through them from 1-11 and then from 11-1 to reach your setting of choice. I found it to be slightly buzzier at the high end of the settings than I like ( again much like with the Pro 2), but again since I can’t get a good seal it didn’t much matter in this case. It also charges magnetically just like the Satisfyer Pro 2 does, which means having a proprietary cable.

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This is another toy in the Satisfyer line that is supposed to be waterproof, however, after reading this post written by SexBloggess, I was hesitant to risk putting the Penguin in water as it might not be quite as waterproof as the name could imply. Hopefully others have had better luck with the Satisfyer line, but I would advise caution if you want to use this toy in the bath or shower.

Overall, the Satisfyer Pro Penguin didn’t impress me at all and it isn’t a toy I wouldn’t suggest it for anyone who is plus size, has wrist/hand/arm mobility issues, or who is worried about the lack of waterproofing. Anyone else, if you’re game enough to give it a try you can find it at SheVibe.com for $55.99 or at your favorite body safe sex retailer.

No affiliate links have been used in this post. This toy was provided to me by the Satisfyer company for a fair, honest, and unbiased review of their product. All opinions are my own.

Pleasure Panel Reviews

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to share that, in addition to the reviews I do here on my blog, I have also started doing reviews for the Pleasure Panel at carasutra.com

You can catch my first one here: http://carasutra.com/review/penthouse-variations-on-quickies-erotic-book-review/

Go have a look and leave me a comment there or come back here and let me know what you think!

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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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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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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