Review: Tantus Curve Super Soft

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My immediate impression of the Tantus Curve Super Soft when I opened it to take pictures was one of curiosity. How could something so soft and flexible be a good g-spot toy? So I wiggled it around and played with it in my hands trying to discern that for a few moments before getting pictures. Then the real fun could begin. So with my handy bottle of lube…

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For the first time, ever, I was initially unimpressed with a Tantus toy! I had such hopes that it would get me off like a champ being that A) it was a g-spot toy and B) Tantus has never done me wrong before. Very quickly, however, I figured out what my trouble was. I simply couldn’t get the curve of the Curve in the right spot. It was incredibly frustrating and left me reaching for a different Tantus toy to play with.

Trying to keep an open mind I left the Curve for a few days and pondered just how I could make this toy work for me. I love the Super Soft silicone formula that Tantus uses (I also have the Goliath Super Soft and love it!) and the six inch length of the toy couple with an approximately 1.4 inch diameter was just about perfect for this particular toy. I wanted, needed to find a way to make this toy work for me. So I tried it again, this time using a piece of sex furniture to try and change the angles. Sadly that was a no go as well. By this point I was well and truly annoyed at myself because I couldn’t seem to find the continuous pressure that I needed as the toy moved in and out. It felt great at the opening to my vagina, however, so that was a definite plus and one that I did enjoy quite a lot.

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The shadowy looking bits are those delightful ridges.

Oh, but finally, my friends, finally I found the Holy Grail of the use of this toy. Letting my partner use it on me (without a strap on) and they could reach to get the angles that I could not. Plus that in and out bit of a pop with those slight ridges along the shaft. And it was glorious! I can only imagine how well this toy could possibly work with a strap on. Even with the bendy, squishiness of the silicone this toy suddenly became great for exactly what I wanted, as long as someone else was at the helm. I may or may not have disturbed the neighbors. Oops! If you like g-spot stimulation, but are somewhat sensitive to it or like a more gentle approach the Curve Super Soft just might be your new jam.

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So overall, while I had my doubts and challenges with the Tantus Curve Super Soft it turned out to be a winner after all, although it will be reserved for use only with my partner. Which works for me (us.) I received my Curve Super Soft in exchange for a review, but you can purchase yours at www.tantusinc.com, in either midnight purple or black, for $71.63 or $69.99 depending on the color. You can also check your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

This toy was provided to me by the good folks at Tantus, Inc. in exchange for a fair, honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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Review: Liberator Wedge

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I had been lusting after a Liberator wedge for some time to see if I would like it before diving into larger purchases like the ramp or other pieces of their furniture. Betty’s Toy Box was kind enough to provide one for me as my first review with them and so far you can color me impressed. I knew to expect a smaller box than one might think as Liberator compresses their items before shipment and I got such a kick out of opening up my package and seeing it expand. Sadly I didn’t think to get a picture before pulling it out of the zippered bag it came shipped in (which just might be a great place for toy storage cause I know I’m never cramming the wedge back into it!)

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Upon putting the lovely purple cover onto the wedge itself, I was struck by the feeling of the material. It is a microfiber that has an almost velveteen feel to it. And my immediate response was to recoil from it. Something about the way it felt in my hands just wasn’t quite right. But when I laid on it and pressed my body against the fabric it didn’t bother me at all. Clearly I’m a bit of an odd duck. It also attracts dust, lint, cat hair, etc. like crazy, which you can somewhat see in the photo below.
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I tried to squish it and compress it with just my hands to no avail. Holding onto it, it feels very sturdy and well made. My next test would be to sit on it and see if my plus size self could squish it that way. It gave beneath my weight, but I couldn’t fully squish or compress the material even at my size (I’m a 22/24/26 depending on the brand.)

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So there went my concerns about being too heavy for the wedge. Additionally I used a gallon of water (8.34 US pounds) to see just how it would compress. The water made almost no impression in the material.

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I am almost too wide for it though so the plus size wedge might’ve been a better choice for me, but with some care I can stay put just fine.

The Liberator wedge comes in measuring 24L x 14W x 7H and has a twenty seven degree angle that, on its first outing, my partner and I discovered it was great for fisting play. No more sore wrists for them and better angles for more sensations for me. I was excited to see how else we could use the wedge to improve our sex life. Turns out we found lots of ways both together and me by myself. One thing we found out is that it has to be pretty firmly wedged (see what I did there?) in place or things didn’t line up quite right. My butt was basically hanging off the edge to be comfortable if I was on my back. I could easily lay across it on my stomach for great blowjobs or have it under my hips for all sorts of fun, both on my back or stomach. I was comfortable no matter what position I laid in, including using it as a pillow for reading.

To some, the idea of sex furniture may seem a bit odd, but a position aid like this is doing amazing things for my sex life and I think it is something everyone should at least consider trying out. The versatility it brings is wonderful and that’s all the reason I need to keep the wedge close at hand. My experiences with it have led me to become a believer in sex furniture and I think anyone who wants a way to spice things up without bringing “traditional” toys into the mix should try the Liberator wedge and see what kind of fun you can create. To purchase one, head on over to Betty’s Toy Box where they retail for $90 and you get free shipping!

Review: Satisfyer Pro 4 Couples

SatisfyerCouples2I wasn’t sure about this new couples toy from Satisfyer from the get go. It just didn’t look quite right to me as far as angles go and I had some misgivings about whether or not it would suit my body. But before we get into that, let me tell you more about the toy itself.

The silky while silicone of the toy (which is a hallmark of the newest line up of Satisfyer toys) is plush and lovely to the touch and is a perfect compliment to the ABS plastic rose gold buttons. The toy does have a certain elegance about it and I’m sure this plush feeling and muted color choice attribute to that. It is also relatively quiet, much quieter than some previous Satisfyer toys that use the pressure wave technology. And, as a wonderful touch, it happens to be waterproof and recharable. No messing about with batteries here, just clicking the included cable into place with a magnetic charger and plugging the other end into a USB port either on your computer or wall adapter. It can be used with a water or oil based lubricant.

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The Pro 4 Couples has eleven different intensities of clitoral pressure wave stimulation ranging from barely there to holy crap it’s a jackhammer on my clit, albeit a buzzy jackhammer that is mildly uncomfortable. It also has an arm that vibrates to the tune of ten patterns of varying intensity and steadiness. The steady vibrations are always what seems to work best for me, but if you like a bit of variety the Satisfyer Pro 4 Couples does offer that with the vibration patterns it produces.

Unfortunately the toy didn’t suit my anatomy at all. Either I had the pressure wave stimulator on my clit and the arm kind of just hanging out or I had the vibrating arm inside of me and the clitoral stimulator was nowhere near my clit. My partner tried bending the flexible arm to help me get it in place to no success. So it was basically a no go for me from the outset, although the steady vibrations were relatively rumbly compared to some other toys I’ve used and the patterns were OK, but again not my thing. So, sadly, my despite our best attempts, my partner and I couldn’t make this toy work for us no matter how hard we tried.

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But, if couples toys are your thing and you want to try a quality product that is well made I would suggest the Satisfyer Pro 4 Couples. You can purchase it directly from the www.satisfyer.com shop for $69.95 or check your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

This toy was provided to me by the good folks at Satisfyer in exchange for a fair, honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Review: Flexible Silicone Vibrating Dildo

When I received this dildo from www.tootimid.com my curiosity was piqued when I opened the package to reveal a somewhat wobbly g-spot toy. The vibrating dildo has a lot of give to it in the middle, which made me wonder if it would work for me because my g-spot is very picky about what it likes and that tends to be lots of pleasure…err pressure. So I charged it up via the included USB cable and away we went.

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The very first thing I noticed as the toy was charging is that the lights on the buttons are an incredibly obnoxious shade of blue, one that would draw the eye if it was left, say charging on dresser and someone walked into the room. There would be no mistaking it for exactly what it is. So if you like a little discretion make sure this one is definitely put away before any company comes over. The upside to the bright lights is that once the toy is turned one the buttons are easy to see in a dark room (which I’m sure was the intent.)

This vibrating dildo has a slightly bulbous head with some slight ridges along it. Inside of me the ridges were absolutely unnoticeable and therefore unremarkable. The shape of the head isn’t bad but it is pretty basic as far as g-spot toys go. However, while I probably could’ve orgasmed from thrusting the head against my g-spot I found that the toy had too much flex and give to it for me to adequately thrust as hard or even as fast as I might like.

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Beyond the fact that this toy and I simply aren’t compatible it is a nice looking toy. The silicone is smooth to the touch and while I can see mold lines where the toy was made I can’t feel them even running my hand over them. The ABS plastic handle is suitably shiny and reflective which is a nice touch, but with lube coated fingers can be a bit slippery. Another quality issue I noticed is that the motor in the end of toy sounds like it isn’t seated quite properly and while it doesn’t rattle around like it might break it is noticeable if you give the toy a good shake or flex. It probably isn’t a big deal and it didn’t seem to affect the toy’s performance, but I do like to be thorough.

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It offers four patterns and three speeds that fall somewhere between rumbly and buzzy and the only one that did for me was the strongest speed, but even then the flex of the toy meant that I couldn’t get it in just the right spot to have an orgasm. Granted I tend to HATE patterns in my vibrators so the fact that they didn’t do much for isn’t surprising. Overall I’m going to have to make the call and say this one was a dud for me.Despite my lackluster experience, if you’d like to give this toy a try and perhaps enjoy it far more than I did you can find it at wwww.tootimid.com for $54.95.

This Flexible Silicone Vibrating Dildo was sent to me by Too Timid in exchange for a fair, honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Review Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration

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The instant I turned the Pro Plus Vibration on I had a feeling that this toy and I were not going to get along in the slightest. It seemed like it would be far too busy for me to focus on either aspect of the pleasure the toy should bring in order to reach an orgasm. But, being the intrepid sex toy explorer that I am, I broke out the lube and gave it my best shot.

The pressure waves alone are no different than those of any other toy in this line up and I know from using previous Satisfyer toys that I can and do orgasm from them. But I was pretty leery of the vibration. Here I am, pantsless, and I turn just the pulsations on and it feels pretty good. OK, maybe I’m gonna be wrong about this; I have been before. I waited until I was close to orgasm before turning on the vibrations and everything just, well, stopped for me. The vibrations drowned out the pressure waves and rattled me half to death it seemed and that long awaited orgasm was gone, gone, gone. It was just too much stimulation all at once and my body noped right on out of the fun.

I was actually pretty sad about this because as much as I had my misgivings I was really hoping this toy would work out and produce some earth shattering orgasms for me. So I gave it a couple days and decided to try it again. Maybe I would be wrong and this would turn out to be a better experience than my first one was.

But it wasn’t. This time I started with just the vibrations, but they were so buzzy (and seemingly annoyingly loud) to me that I just couldn’t get anywhere near an orgasm even without the pulsations. After another chance at the pulsations to almost an orgasm and turning the vibes back on only for my body to just recoil from the sensation I knew there was no way that I was getting an orgasm out of this toy. Which is a real shame as I had some high hopes that this would be something amazing with the right combination of pulsing and vibrations.

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Buttons with charger magnets at the bottoms

However, there are some good things I can say about the Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration. The ergonomics of the toy are fantastic and the buttons were placed perfectly. No fighting, no fiddling, and no fumbling around in the dark. It helps that the toy itself lights up pretty brightly so you can see somewhat as well. And another good thing is that the “annoyingly loud buzziness” isn’t nearly as loud as I thought it was. I couldn’t hear the toy from the next room. And for those of you who enjoy a little bath time fun, the Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration is waterproof, but please make sure to use water based lubricant with it.

So for me this toy was an absolute dud. No go. But if you’re interested in a Satisfyer toy that brings a little something extra to the table besides just the pulsations then this just might be the one for you. You can find it at Peepshow Toys for $69.95 or you can check your favorite body safe sex toy retailer. Or, just for my readers you can checkout at the Satisfyer website with a special code “livvy25” to get a 25% discount. This offer is only valid in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Offer ends April 2nd.

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The Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration was sent to me by Satisfyer in exchange for a fair, honest, and unbiased review. All opinions are my own. There are affiliate links used in this post.

Review: Tantus Goliath Super Soft

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New in box. So pretty!

Upon seeing my newest Tantus toy, the Goliath Super Soft (not to be mistaken for the original Goliath mind you), I was immediately intrigued by the gorgeous shade of copper. It was so different from the standard pink, purple, or black that I was in love with it immediately, even before I finished opening the package. Once I removed it and got to feel how delightfully soft and squishy the Super Soft silicone is I knew that this was going to be a fun toy.

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As usual, Tantus did not disappointment. With an insertable length of about 7 inches and a diameter of 1 and ¾ quarters of an inch this isn’t exactly a small toy, but I didn’t feel like it was too big either, perhaps because of the softer silicone. To give you an example of just how soft the silicone used in making the Super Soft line of toys is, I can take my Goliath and bend it in half, compress it several millimeters, and wobble it back and forth like crazy and it just returns to its original, textured shape. And it definitely has some texture, from the pronounced ridge on the head to the thick veins running along the shaft it seems like texture could be the Goliath’s middle name.

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So much texture…lovely.

In terms of performance, the Goliath Super Soft is amazing. Feeling that ridge pop as it slides into my vagina is fantastic and makes me want to feel it over and over again; then the texture of the veins kick in. Nice, slow strokes really let me feel the veins which is delightful. All of the texture makes for an absolutely lovely sensation and because the silicone is squishier it feels like I can take the toy deeper without having any trouble with it being too hard and causing it to bump uncomfortably inside of me.

To me though, this toy really shines when playing with a partner because they don’t have to be so concerned about going too hard or too fast because the silicone is so soft and squishy. I know my partner appreciated this. The only complaints that we’ve had so far is because of the squish in the base the Goliath Super Soft can be a little harder to hold on to as it just kind of wants to slip from your (water based) lubricant covered grasp and that it can get dirt and hair stuck to it if you don’t have a bag or store it in the box. I usually give my toys a quick wash or wipe down before using them so that’s not a deal breaker for me.

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The amazing head that gives you that nice “pop” feeling I mentioned earlier

Otherwise I felt like this was a great, fun dildo to use alone or with a partner and because of the softness and texture it really appeals to me in a way that some of my harder dildos don’t because of the differences in material. It is certainly a toy that I will keep reaching for (and keeping having orgasms with!) As with all of my experience with Tantus products this one is of incredibly high quality and is designed to last. If you’d like to pick up a Goliath Super Soft you can find it at the Tantus website for $89.99 or shop your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

Review: Satisfyer Whale

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Whale? Really? I was pretty underwhelmed at the Satisfyer Whale the instant I saw it in person, but the name is what really got to me. From an aesthetic standpoint I get the name, but from a marketing angle it makes zero sense to me. I definitely wish this toy had a better name. That said, it is cute and does kind of remind me of a humpback whale so maybe the name did its job. But I still don’t see how it relates to a sex toy. Just my thoughts.

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Moving on, the Whale is designed to be a waterproof, wearable vibrator that can be used during penetrative sex. Made from ABS and a nice smooth silicone it is both body safe and easy to clean. The Whale takes roughly two hours to get to a full charge, though the manual says the first charge could take up to eight hours, and it has a magnetic charger that is simple to use and not at all fussy just like the rest of the Satisfyer line-up. It has ten vibration speeds and patterns, comes in at three inches on the top arm and 2 and a half inches on the bottom. There are motors in each arm to provide direct clitoral and vaginal (G-spot) stimulation. To me the motors provided a vibration that was somewhere between buzzy at the low end to a bit rumbly on some of the settings, but nothing close to the rumbliness that I typically prefer. Overall though the vibrations weren’t terrible and I can see using this toy as a teaser while watching or reading some porn.

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Upon trying it out, my partner declared it to be painful and uncomfortable and without it being held in place it would slide right out anytime they moved. Not exactly the things one is looking for in a wearable vibrator. It was also difficult trying to get the outer arm situated so that it provided direct stimulation to my clit, but I think this is very anatomy dependent and might work better for someone with smaller labia. I decided to try this toy out with a dildo (the Tantus Echo Handle for the curious) to see how it would work when it wasn’t causing someone else physical pain. Turns out, that unless I held the Whale in place it slipped right out again which didn’t really surprise me, although I did have a surprisingly pleasant orgasm using the Whale with a dildo. So if you don’t mind holding it in place it can be a stellar toy. I’m wondering if perhaps, as a plus size woman, this toy simply isn’t the right shape for my anatomy overall and perhaps that contributed to my having to hold it in place.

My final impressions were far better than my first as I expected little to nothing from this toy in the game of orgasms, but I was quite surprised, even if my use case wasn’t exactly as advertised. It reached the goal of it giving me an orgasm, it functions as designed, and is a well made toy overall. If you’re interested in picking one of these up, Peepshow Toys carries them for $49.95 or you can shop your favorite body safe sex toy retailer.

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The Satisfyer Whale was provided to me by Peepshow Toys in exchange for a fair, honest, and unbiased review. There are affiliate links used in this post.

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