Friday, October 31, 2008

Bondage Tape

He said:
Man… This stuff can be used for a blindfold, bindings or a leash. Roll some of it up and tuck in your pocket for those unexpected public bondage opportunities. It really doesn't yank her hair or rip her skin, making it great for those times when you have that urge to tie her down and don't want to necessarily be nice about it. You can just tape her down and go to it. The thing I like best is that it seems to grip tighter the more she struggles! Gotta love that. And there's no pain when it's time to come off. You peel it off and roll it up to use again later.

She said:

Oh. My. God. This stuff is fantastic…. Finally a product that lives up to it promise. The pretty packaging says, "Wrap your lover up tonight. It’s bound to please you both." And it's most surely true. It doesn’' pull out your hair, stick to your belly button ring or tear your expensive thigh highs. I love the way it looks, too. The shiny black tape is so sexy against my skin.

The bottom line: The Fetish Fantasy Series, Pleasure Tape by Pipedream Products was exactly what the package promised it to be. How often can you say that these days? This stuff will become a favorite in the toy bag. There are much more elaborate ways to bind someone, but this tape works well, and looks good while it's doing it.

This product is highly recommended for those that are just starting to play with bondage as well as the experienced bondage lover. Its versatility would make it a very fun addition to almost any couples' sex life. Anyone can have fun with this tape.

~ Mari Freeman
marifreeman.com

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Here's what Babeland had to say:

Bondage tape is a bondage enthusiast's dream! One roll contains 65' of reusable, uncoated 2" wide tape. It bonds, blindfolds, gags, and restrains using a unique self-cling property--no sticky glue! Easily and painlessly removed, it won't even stick to hair. Lightweight, quick, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing in red or black, it's a must-have for your toy box no matter what level of play you are into. Bondage tape is also great for those on a budget, or who don't want to mess around with heavy equipment.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

HALLOWEEN SALE

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We-vibe

We-vibeThere are so many ways this little, purple pleaser can be used that a conscientious toy reviewer could spend months trying (and re-trying) them in order to present the intrepid, orgasm-seeking consumer with a comprehensive evaluation. Eventually, however, the review simply must be written so that the products piling up in the corner, patiently awaiting their turn, can have their chance at my... well, you know.

If Toys for Tarts' review doesn't answer all your burning questions, please leave a comment. We'll do our bestest to answer or at least point you in the direction of the answer. Realize, of course, that any questions might result in this reviewer disappearing for days (or weeks) in order to thoroughly research *ahem* the answer. There are also other reviews--out there in the jungles of cyberspace--to peruse. Clean Sheets, for example, posted his-n-hers critiques.

Okay, so it looks like a cross between new-age salad tongs and a mouth guard. (I like funky stuff.) What you can't tell from the photographs (and the We-vibe website has lots of them from all angles) is that its surface is SOFT and that its neck is really flexible.

The We-vibe is primarily designed to be used during penetrative vaginal sex--be that with human or inanimate object or some combination of the two. The (slightly) smaller end is inserted, while the larger end rests against the clitoris. It stays put quite well in all positions tested--especially missionary & on all fours--even with lots of lubrication (be it the natural variety or the type that comes from the industrial-sized pump dispenser on your nightstand). [REMINDER: Don't use silicone lubes with silicone toys.] Takes a We-bit (*snerk* Aren't I punny?) more coordination when on top, but once you put your quarter in the slot and your bronco starts bucking, you're good for the duration of the ride.

It's rechargeable, which means that even though it's purple (visually), it's green (environmentally). That purple is like a thick, silicone wet suit (appropriately) for the moving parts. Two vibrating nodes. One in each end. Two stronger-than-typical-bullet-vibe, quieter-than-typical-bullet-vibe nodes.

The single, 3-position, high-off-low toggle switch (which controls both ends) is hidden beneath that sheath, too. There are just a couple, cute little dimples on the clit end to indicate its location. You have to feel around for it, but--just like you have to feel around for a g-spot--you'll know when you find it. Trust me.

We-vibeSame for the power jack. Another dimple, just below the power dimples. A tiny slit of a nose to their rounder eyes. At first I was hesitant to "pierce" the purple with the plug, but it plunged right in there and sealed right back up when withdrawn. Nifty!

The instructions say it cannot be overcharged and recommend keeping it plugged in so it'll have a full charge whenever you're ready to play. In testing, a single charge lasted long enough to accomplish its mission in three separate, lengthy experiments before showing any signs of fatigue. (That's more than I can say for most partners I've known.)

We-vibeThe storage case looks so much like a typical eyeglass case in size and shape that no one would give it a second glance if you left it on your kitchen counter--not that I expect to be using it in the kitchen, mind you. (On second thought, my kitchen island does look rather inviting.)

So, in the final analysis, is this purple pleasure puppy worth its hefty price tag? Yeah, I think so. If you give it a try, please let us know what YOU think!

Until next time...

peace & passion,


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Here's what EdenFantasys has to say:

This unique discreet vibrator is crafted in premium silicone and designed for hands-free pleasure. Rechargeable and phthalate-free, the body friendly material and powerful vibrations will arouse and delight.

Two vibrating nodes purr simultaneously at low or high speed on each end of this sex toy. The We-vibe has a compact body about the size of a playing card, with ribbed textures on the inside to stimulate. The tip with the control button in it rests on the clitoris, while the thinner tip slides inside the vagina to massage the G-spot.br>
A thin jack simply slides into a small hole in the front to recharge the We-vibe. Two dimples beside the charging port accent the internal power switch, which can be moved left for high speed and right for low. High speed is moderately quiet, while low speed is very quiet, making this a great toy for a little discreet fun.br>
Your We-vibe unit comes with a black and purple hinged case and a charging plug. It should be used only with water based lubricants, and can not be submerged in water. Only the thinner tip should be inserted.




  • Type: G-spot and clitoral vibrator
  • Texture: Ribbed
  • Control type: Power switch
  • Clitoral attachment shape: Other
  • Functions: Vibrating
  • Safety features: Non-porous / Phthalates free
  • Powered By: Rechargeable
  • Material: Silicone
  • Color: Purple
  • Length: 3"
  • Insertable length: 3"
  • Circumference: 3"
  • Diameter: 1"
  • Weight: 0.1 lb
  • Special Features: Multispeed

Friday, October 24, 2008

Buzz 1

Sometimes, amidst all the high-tech orgasmic gadgetry, you just want something sleek and simple. Something that doesn't require mental gymnastics to decipher. Something that cannot be confused with a marine mammal or a pair of miniature purple salad tongs (tongs for which a Toys for Tarts review is coming soon, by the way). Something that won't make your boyfriend's eyes pop out when you slip it into your harness.

Enter *ahem* Buzz 1. This utilitarian, silicone shaft by Tantus, makers of the Feeldoe, is elegant in its functional simplicity--much like the organ after which it was patterned (albeit in a funner color). Available in purple (which is, like, mandatory for today's objet d'fuck), black (which is incredibly sexy in a black leather Jaguar harness), and pink (for MaryKay sales reps).

This product, to my jaded way of thinking, is not a solo toy--like the Hitachi, for example. By that, I mean that using it--and it alone--is like having a scoop of plain vanilla ice cream. Undoubtedly good, but not quite enough to satisfy. It needs something to accentuate its deliciousness. Like a harness. A harness that puts that delightful little bullet vibe in contact with your clit while the smoooooooth shaft glides in and out of your partner. Or, perhaps, if playing alone, a pair of vibrating nipple clamps.

I recommend that every arsenal consist of a basic model like the Buzz 1. Shop around online, though. Prices at the sites I checked varied by as much as $15. And don't forget to pick up the coupon codes we've collected to save a few bucks.

Until next time...

peace & passion,

Here's what Babeland, who graciously provided the product, has to say:
Smooth, bright and penetrating, this is the family of vibrating silicone dildos our customers have been asking for! Forget about ungainly battery packs, the Buzz 1 comes with a small Zippy Vibe that nestles in the base of the dildo and generates sweet vibration. Great for those looking for a shorter strap-on dildo, this modest sized dildo with semi-realistic head is harness compatible with a 1-1/2" O-ring. Color may vary. Please refer to our return policy for this product.
  • Size: 6" x 1-1/4"
  • Material: Silicone
  • Volume: 1 out of 5
  • Intensity: 1 out of 5
  • Batteries: Three watch batteries (included)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex Toys

The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex ToysRegardless where the toy market takes us or when/if the multitude of website addresses in this book become obsolete, good advice is good advice. The most important information in this book (on safety, communication, imagination) will stand the test of time. It starts out slowly--with tips on introducing sex toys into a relationship--so as not to overwhelm a true beginner. However, by the time readers reach the end of the book, with its chapters on sex machines and alien probes, their own kinks probably seem quite vanilla in comparison--and that is this book's subtle gift. Kudos to Ms. Blue! After all, the sex machine aficionados are clearly not this book's target audience. They're well past it on the kink-o-meter. Including information about the wilder devices and contraptions gives the nervous novice a big boost of confidence by saying without saying: "You just want to peg your boyfriend? Pffft! That's nothing. What are you waiting for?"

The book is quite comprehensive in its coverage of toys--from standard vibrators and dildos to harnesses to webcams and teledildonics to pain play to sex furniture.

The author's smooth narrative makes for an enjoyable read. I laughed out loud at a couple clever turns of phrase. And, yes, I did learn a thing or two.

Until next time,

peace & passion,



Here's what Babeland has to say:

Turn up the volume on sex, creativity, and orgasmic potential with Violet Blue’s invigorating Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys. You’ll find info on choosing and using toys, introducing your ‘adventurous’ toy choices to a not-so-adventurous partner, and tips for using toys as a couple, all presented with Blue’s characteristic dry humor. From blindfolds to threesomes, webcams to steel cage dining room tables, your taste for adventure and sexual appetite are sure to be satisfied.

  • Binding Style: Paperback
  • Type: Sex Information/How-To
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Copyright: 2006

Monday, October 13, 2008

SaSi

SaSiSex toys just keep getting better and better, and Je Joue's SaSi is top-of-the-line luxury. It's the Lamborghini of non-human clitoral stimulation, combining vibration with a tongue-like "nub" that remembers what you like.

EdenFantasys says:

According to studies some women more likely get aroused from massaging finger-like motion than from vibration. SaSi is a new approach to female pleasure that implement motion instead of plain vibration.

  • Massaging ball enveloped in soft silicone makes circle movements over desired area imitating finger movements.

  • Massager delivers 11 motion patterns, which can be arranged in the sequence you like.

  • Motion and vibration speeds can be increased. You can program SaSi entering your favorite patterns in its memory.

  • SaSi is rechargeable. The full charge takes 45 minutes and lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.

  • SaSi comes with charger, 4 adapters for USA, EU, Australia and UK, storage bag and instructional booklet.

  • We strongly recommend reading instructions prior first use to learn about SaSi's abilities and enjoy this wonderful product at its fullest.


And Babeland says:
Just like a real partner, SaSi vibrator is capable of giving a different experience every time, and like a good partner, it will learn and remember the movements you like best. A smooth, rounded massage head undulates under a thin, silky cover, creating a soft kneading sensation that can be completely customized by adjusting movement type, speed, and vibration. SaSi is loaded with "Sensual Intelligence" which enables you to program the vibrator’s motions. Tailoring an experience just for you, it learns what you like and what you don’t like and remembers it for future enjoyment. Plus, the SaSi is a comfortable, portable size; made of water-resistant silicone, and rechargeable.
Babeland offers this video on YouTube:

Until next time,

peace & passion,

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pleasure Tops

Pleasure TopsPleasure TopsUndoubtedly hoping to capture some of the more frugal shoppers coveting the more expensive (and, apparently, much more effective) Cone, this Doc Johnson product leaves a lot to be desired. I do applaud the manufacturer's move toward phthalate-free products with this silicone toy, though.

It's cute and soft and pink, and it certainly sounded as if it would deliver a nice vibration from its two AAA batteries, but the tactile reality didn't live up to its auditory promise.

While I could straddle it without difficulty, I'm very flexible. If you can't do a side split comfortably, don't purchase this toy intending to lower yourself onto it like you're riding a partner. You'll be seriously disappointed. Invest a bit more in a Rock Chick or suction a Woody to one of those big exercise balls if you want to ride. Those toys offer greater flexibility. There's just not a helluva lot of options with this little pink puppy.

However, if you're limber and can get off easily with an average bullet vibe, this might be a good choice for you.

Until next time...

peace & passion,



Here's what Babeland has to say:

Pleasure TopsStraddle the cone-shaped body of the Pleasure Top vibe and your hands are free to seek other pleasures! Slide down the shaft—the lower you go, the greater the pressure and sensation from two vibrators located in the shaft and spout, allowing you to build depth, width, vibration sensation and pressure on the clit or perineum. Tilt toward the spout for maximum effect or try it on your back or belly first in order to discover how your body responds best. The Pleasure Tops is waterproof, phthalate-free and cushy enough to respond to a PC squeeze. Both vibrators controlled by one multi-speed dial.

  • Size: 2-1/2” x 1-1/5”
  • Material: Silicone