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.

Review: Satisfyer Pro 2

Ever since the Satisfyer Pro 2 hit the market I had been DYING to get my hands on one of these toys. I’d heard so many good things about the Womanizer (which I have not tried) that when a lower cost option came out I was practically drooling over it.

The outer packing on the box was simple and unassuming and there was no hint as to what was inside. Also, coming from Germany the package arrived very quickly (roughly 3 business days) to me in the U.S. One thing that my partner noticed that we both really liked about the packaging is that it was sealed with a “Hygiene Seal” sticker. Obviously if the seal has been broken then perhaps the toy has been compromised, but basically it seems to act simply as a protection measure against tampering. I still found it to be a very good idea. Inside the box the toy was nestled in a protective bit of plastic and included a USB capable magnetic charger (the magnets for the charger are on the bottom of the toy) and the instructions. The instructions go over the general usage of the toy and include all the pertinent warnings. They also state that 2.5 hours of charge time will give you 30 minutes of play time. I wasn’t initially impressed by this assessment, but in my estimation of the time I’ve spent playing with the Satisfyer Pro 2 I’ve gotten more than 30 minutes of play out of the toy on a single charge. Given how much fun I’ve been having with it I’m going to call that a huge plus.

The Satisfyer Pro 2 is not a vibrator. Instead it works through steady pulsations and pressure waves that are supposed to mimic the feeling of having your clit sucked on. For me, that’s not really what it felt like, but it still felt fantastic in a deep rumbly kind of way. It has 11 different speeds starting from just barely there to almost buzzy at the top end. I prefer speeds 4 through 6 in order to get off, as they seem to be the most rumbly ones. And holy wow do I get off. The first time I tried it I ramped up the intensity pretty quickly and within probably 2 minutes I had soaked my bed, not once, but twice (Note: put a towel down next time)! The sensation was incredibly novel and very titillating at the same time. I was actually really surprised at my reaction because these weren’t my usual thrash across the bed orgasms, but very sudden and deep ones that rocked me to my core without making me feel utterly exhausted. I was sold. Every time I have played with it since that same sensation has come over me and the orgasms have been intense. I tried it with my partner while they fisted me and it was an interesting feeling to be full and have those pulsations, but not mind blowing. I think I almost prefer this one as a solo, just for me toy.

Satisfyer claims that this toy is waterproof and I had no trouble when I tried it in the bath (except for the contortions required to reach my clit in my tiny bath tub), but I’ve seen on Twitter where other bloggers, have had major issues with there being damage to their Satisyfers when using them in water (everything from turning themselves on at random, to getting into the entire unit and basically ruining the toy) so your mileage may vary on this one and caution is worth exercising. I’m not a big fan of sex play in the bath or shower so it hasn’t been a problem for me and I haven’t experienced these particular issues. But it may be a big deal for some of you. I found that the ABS plastic body is easy to clean with a good wipe down and the silicone head can be popped off to wash it. Again, I’ve never had a bit of trouble, but I only played with my Pro 2 in the bath once for a very short time.

The design of the Satisfyer Pro 2 is fairly ergonomic and because it has a bit of length in the handle it works well for me because my belly and breasts tend to get in the way otherwise (yes I’m a fat sex blogger ya’ll). I do have to hold the toy at a bit of an angle to get a good seal against my clit, but it doesn’t cause me any problems. The buttons are located on the back of the toy with the power button below and the control button up top.

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One thing about the controls is that you have to cycle back down through all of the previous settings. Some people are driven nuts by this, but it doesn’t really bother me, probably because, like I said, I prefer settings 4 through 6 and rarely go any higher than that.

Overall, I feel like this is an excellent toy, one that will remain in my regular rotation for a long time. It is lightweight but feels well made and I’ve had zero issues with mine since I received it. You can find the Satisfyer Pro 2 at SheVibe.com for $59.99 or at your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

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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: Svakom Billy

I’m always on the lookout for new toys to try and when I heard about Svakom I was interested in their toys, but wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Luckily I won my Svakom Billy in a contest (Thanks Emmeline Peaches!) and have been able to give him a try. The Billy is an averaged sized toy at approximately 1 and a quarter inches diameter, 7 inches long, and an approximate weight of 93 grams. Mine is a beautiful violet color that I absolutely adore; it also comes in plum red on the Svakom website. It is a solid, well made toy.

However, it didn’t work for me. I found it be adequate at best and really struggled to eke out an orgasm with it. The curve was too shallow to reach my g-spot without pressing the toy really hard and upward inside of me and even then I struggled to get enough pressure to find any pleasure from this toy internally. It just wasn’t gonna happen as I quickly found out. The curve and shape of the toy just do not work for me in the slightest and the buzzy, make my hand numb, vibrations also didn’t work for me. Also, the more pinpoint vibrations that this toy does very well aren’t really something that I’m into so that was another reason that it was a no go toy for me. Overall, this toy was a bit of a dud as far as I am concerned. It doesn’t suit my body size or shape wise and sadly isn’t what I need in a vibe. Even my ever helpful partner who seems to be able to work magic on toys couldn’t help me here. It’s not under powered or a bad toy. It just didn’t work for me The only orgasm I had with it was very weak and rather unsatisfying.

It does have its plus sides however, and my favorite of them is the very plush, almost velvety finish that the silicone has to it. At one point I was just playing with the toy in my hands because I found the texture to be so interesting; and it is a smooth toy so the idea of texture might seem a bit odd, but there’s no other word for it. It also comes with a nice, branded storage pouch and charges via an included USB cable. Mine came charged and because the toy has a polymer lithium battery, it holds a charge quite well even when not in use. The total charging time is about one hour and according to the Svakom website it will give you two hours of play time on a single charge. It is also waterproof which is nice if you’re a fan of shower-gasms and makes it easier to clean as well. The toy itself is also very quiet. When I tested it with my partner they indicated that they might be able to hear it if the house was completely silent. Otherwise, this one seems like you could close the bedroom door grab some lube (water based only folks!) and have some fun with no one knowing a thing about what you’re up to.

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Overall, while the Billy didn’t work well for me, it is a well constructed toy that has some solid features that make it a nice toy and if you’re looking for a high quality vibrator with a slight curve to it this certainly might be an option to consider. You can purchase it directly from the Svakom website or at your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

This review does not contain affiliate links.