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OhMiBod Club Vibe

By Splendwhore

Today we’ll be taking a look at the Club Vibe by OhMiBod. OhMiBod is a product line developed by the brilliant bombshell Suki Dunham. The Club Vibe, like every other product in their line, is what is known as a music-driven vibrator. This tiny inconspicuous bullet literally encourages you to ‘feel the music’ by translating your favorite songs into an orchestra of pleasure. Just stick it in your panties and take it for a test drive! The Club Vibe is designed for use in both private and public settings.  It can be used in manual mode as a plain old pattern vibrator, in music mode by attaching it to an mp3 player, or in ambient mode. Probably one of the best ways to use this baby is by switching it to ambient mode and wearing it to a club or concert. Ambient mode will detect sound around you through the speaker holes on the control pack, and relay it to the itty bitty pink bullet in your pants, which will consequently buzz in merriment to the music. The result? Wet panties and a damn good time.
OhMiBod Club Vibe Vibrator
The Club Vibe is compiled of a variety of parts. The first and most important part is the control pack. The control pack is made of ABS plastic, and has a smooth, velvety finish to it. It’s black with pink markings, rectangular in shape, and about the size of my palm. It has a clip on the back to easily attach it to your pants/skirt/etc, and is fairly inconspicuous, if a bit larger than I’d like. In total, the control pack is 3″ long, 1 1/2″ wide, and about an inch thick. Like I said, nothing too ridiculous size-wise. You could easily hide this under a jacket or shirt, as long as you’re careful to keep the speaker holes free of obstruction. The second piece of the puzzle is the vibe itself; a cute pink bullet roughly 1 3/4″ long, with a 30″ transparent cord attached to its butt. The bullet is made of that same velvety finish ABS plastic, and is hypo-allergenic, non-porous, and both phthalates and latex free. Yay for body-safe sex toys! The third item you will receive is a 55″ long black cord which connects the control pack to your mp3 player, and your mp3 player to your headphones. This item is only required when using the Club Vibe in music mode. If you plan on using it for its ambient or manual settings only, you’ll have little use for this cord. The last little goody that comes with your Club Vibe is a cute black thong, thoughtfully folded up in a small drawstring OhMiBod storage pouch. The thong is made mainly of cotton, with lacy accents. It has quite a bit of stretch and will fit a range of sizes. However, it should be noted that it’s marketed as a ‘one size fits most’, not one size fits all, item. Trust me when I say it really isn’t a huge loss if the panties don’t fit. I, personally, found the panties to be more of a hindrance than a help in my quest for orgasms.

Let’s talk about function here for a minute. The Club Vibe has three modes of play: manual mode, music mode, and ambient mode. You can change modes using a textured switch on the side of the control pack. When in manual mode, there are 7 preset functions to choose from. The first three settings are steady vibrations in low, medium, and high. Or, in the case of the Club Vibe, more like medium, high,  and OMG higher! The last four settings are a mixture of pulsing/escalating patterns, some of which are quite rhythmic all on their own. The vibrations can be felt along the entire length of the bullet, and are pretty incredibly strong. It should be noted that the vibes are rather buzzy, however. If you’re not a fan of buzzy vibes, this should still be pretty amazing for you, but then again, it may not. The vibrations honestly made me itch a bit at first. Anyways, back to the modes! When in music mode, the bullet will vibrate to the sound of whatever song your mp3 player happens to be playing. You can control the intensity of the vibrations by either turning up the music, or adjusting the dial on the bottom of the control pack. Nothing against the presets, but music mode is so much more fun and unpredictable! Ambient mode is the last of the three. Much like music mode, the bullet will vibrate to the sound of music. However, it picks up the beat of music around you, rather than through an mp3 device. All three modes have a little something special to offer, and help to insure you pretty much never get bored with this toy!

OhMiBod Club Vibe Vibrator

So, how do we use this bad boy? I’ll break it down for you in five relatively simple steps. Step One: Insert the batteries. The Club Vibe runs on two AAA batteries (included) which are inserted  in the back of the control pack underneath the belt clip. Slide the battery cover off (you may need to battle with it for a few minutes), insert batteries, and return cover to its rightful place. Step Two: Connect the controller to the bullet. Merely plug the cord attached to the bullet into the top of the control pack, and phase two is complete. Step Three: Don the combination cotton/lace thong, slip the bullet into the pouch in the panties, adjust as necessary. If you’re having difficulty getting the bullet to stay in place well, or aren’t receiving sufficient stimulation while it’s tucked inside the panties, experiment until you find something that works for you. Nestling the bullet between my lips seemed to be the most efficient and fulfilling for me. It stayed in place MUCH better, and I could actually feel the power this vibe has to offer. This bullet packs some intense vibrations, and you don’t want to miss out on them just because the bullet pouch in your underwear is too high or low for your anatomy. Don’t be afraid to go against the grain and try something different! Step Four: Connect the controller to your mp3 player. Here’s where that huge black cord comes into play. Pay attention, this is where it gets confusing. You’re going to plug one end of this cord into the control pack, the other end into your mp3 player’s headphone jack, and then plug your headphones into the extra headphone jack dangling off the cord. Note: If you’re using the Club Vibe’s ambient or manual mode, feel free to ignore step four and skip straight ahead to step five. Which brings us to our final destination; Step Five: Activate device. Enjoy music of choice.

Once you’ve wound down from your pleasure high, be sure to properly care for your Club Vibe by dissembling it, and cleaning up with your method of choice. I prefer good old antibacterial soap and warm water, but toy wipes, toy cleaner, or isopropyl alcohol are all viable options as well.  Wash and dry the panties like you would your delicates (don’t worry, they stand up fairly well to the big bad machines). When all is said and done, return each and every piece to its rightful place in the original packaging. Or, you can just do what I do and cram it all in the storage pouch. I know it seems small, but that thing can stretch! Give it a try, you’ll be amazed!

OhMiBod Club Vibe Vibrator
Alright, here’s where I’m going to nitpick. There were a few things I disliked about this product; not many, but a few. First of all, I wasn’t very impressed with the ambient mode. You really have to be in a loud club or concert-like setting for ambient mode to work well. If the music isn’t loud enough, you have to be very, very, close to the source of the noise for the Club Vibe to detect much. Nitpick #2: The panties. The panties didn’t work well for me at all. The pouch that’s meant to hold the bullet was never in the right position to stimulate my clitoris, and the vibrations I did feel were way diffused because of the fabric.  My biggest problem with this toy, however, were the miles and miles of cord. I honestly felt like I had a fucking wire down my pants; like the FBI was investigating my genitals for ‘suspicious activity’ or something. The wires aren’t that big of a deal in ambient or manual mode. However, music mode is my setting of choice, which means whipping out the huge black cord and connecting the bullet to the control pack to my mp3 player to my headphones every damn time I want to use this! It then becomes somewhat of a big corded mess. I would not suggest doing much moving around while in this state, for fear of entanglement. My only question is, why the hell isn’t this wireless? The majority of the OhMiBod line has gotten with the program and gone cordless, why not the Club Vibe? [/end nitpick]Alright, so spoiled grumbling aside, let me just say that I really enjoyed the OhMiBod Club Vibe. It’s a great sample of this extraordinary, innovative, truly original product line. There is literally nothing else like this on the market right now, and if you don’t give at least one of OhMiBod’s products a try, you are seriously missing out my friend! You can find the OhMiBod Club Vibe and other OhMiBod products at Trystology! A big thanks to the folks over there for sponsoring this review. Thank you again!

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Je Joue MiMi Review

Meet MiMi. The Je Joue MiMi, that is. Soft, velvety smooth, pretty, discreet, fits in the palm of your hand, rechargeable, and fully waterproof. Do I have your attention yet? MiMi is the newest edition to Je Joue’s line of sex toys. I was a big fan of the SaSi, Je Joue’s first toy release which was meant for clitoral stimulation. Je Joue also released two other toys, one for the G-spot and one as a Kegel exerciser. I was excited to check out their newest clit toy MiMi, and take it for a little test drive. MiMi comes packaged in a beautiful black gift box, emblazoned with the Je Joue logo. The top of the box is fastened with black ribbon and when you untie it, the lid flips backward to revel the toy and all of it’s contents. MiMi literally fits in the palm of your hand. The silicone finish is sinfully smooth, it’s one of the softest most buttery velvety silicone toys I’ve ever felt. It’s beautifully designed as a small pebble, almost like a flat egg, or somewhat of a tongue, with the base being a little fatter and then the shaft moving downward to a more thinner tip. There is a small Je Joue detailed logo on one side of the toy, and the silicone covering the toy is seamless, which aides in helping to make this toy truly waterproof. You’ll also receive a charger and user manual along with the toy. So how do you charge this toy? Easy! On the bottom of the toy, at the base, you’ll find a small interface that consists of a rounded + and – sign. The buttons are raised slightly and are made of body safe ABS plastic. After plugging the charger into an electrical outlet, you simply place the other end of the charger right against the buttons, and it magnetically connects, thus charging your toy! I love that there are no open holes or ports on the toy, and that it charges magnetically, it makes me feel confident about the true waterproof qualities of this vibe.

Je Joue MiMi comes in 4 different colors, Pink, shown above, which I have, and also Black, Je Joue’s signature Purple color, and Rose which is a deep bright pink. To power the toy, you simply press and hold the + button for 3 seconds or so. The toy will turn on to it’s lowest speed setting. You can then press the + button again, each time changing to a higher speed setting, once you reach the highest speed setting it will then let you start to browse through it’s vibration patterns that range from a slow pulsating vibe to a deeper bumping vibe. To back track to a previous setting, press the – button. You can also shut the toy off, no matter what vibration setting you are on, by firmly pressing and holding the – button. No need to backtrack through all of the previous speeds, this is helpful when needing to shut the toy off suddenly because of a knock on the door or a nosey roommate ;) Also, the buttons don’t truly give when you press them, they are firm plastic that remains pretty stationary with little give to them, so you simply need to press firmly against the plastic and the functions will work. Each time you press the buttons a red light will blink once on the body of the toy at the Je Joue logo to show you that it’s changing settings or turning on/off. Which can be helpful if you’re using the toy in the dark. Clean up is a breeze, you can wash the toy down completely or use anti-bacterial wipes. No need to worry about getting moisture into any pesky seams or grooves in the toy. Since the toy is waterproof, it also means it can be used in the bathtub, shower, or even pool. Since the toy is mostly made of silicone, be sure to only use water-based lubricants with this toy.

So how did I like MiMi? A heck of a lot. First off, besides the look and luscious feel of the toy, I loved it’s power! For a toy of it’s size (think the Lelo Nea in terms of smallness) it’s pretty darn powerful! It offers 5 levels of speed, and then 5 modes of vibration. The highest vibration speed was awesome! I loved the rumbly feeling of the vibrations, they resonate deeply and aren’t buzzy or pitchy, so for me, the vibrations seemed to vibrate throughout my clit and entire vulva area. I love the silky smooth feeling of this toy! I don’t know what makes this toy feel even softer than my other silicone toys, but I like it. It’s buttery soft and feels wonderful nestled between my inner labia. You can hold the toy in any way that you want, resting the tip of the MiMi against your clit with the toy sideways and the side of the toy between your labia, or you can hold the toy from the front and feel the full front of the tip. I found that both worked wonderfully, but I especially liked using the toy by sliding it sideways between my labia with the tip up against my clit. This toy did a great job of massaging the entire vulva, and it was pretty fabulous against my clit. The toy is small enough to fit in your palm, or to be held at the base with your fingers. I used the toy both ways, and didn’t really notice my fingers getting numbed out by the toy, even at the highest setting. It was pretty comfortable to hold, and even though my fingers had a bit of lube on them the toy didn’t slip out of my hand.

It was a little hard to change the vibration settings while in use, because I couldn’t see the + and – buttons while the toy was in use and with lubed fingers, and also because you need firm pressure when pressing against the buttons, so that was really the only semi-hard part of using the MiMi, it was hardly a deter from using it though! The toy is pretty quiet for the intensity of the vibration too, even at the highest setting it was pretty quiet and would be pretty safe to use behind closed doors without worry of being heard. The first time I used this toy I had a pretty amazing orgasm from it, one of the best orgasms I’ve had from toy use in awhile. Needless to say, I’m pretty much hooked on MiMi now! I love it for it’s feel, look, and vibration intensity. It’s discreet, pretty, the silicone is as smooth as I’ve ever felt, it’s pretty quiet, and it’s vibrations are strong enough to send me over the edge again and again. I tested MiMi in the shower to get a feel for it’s waterproof quality, and it was awesome. Made cleaning up so much more fun :) I found it easy to use the toy while standing up because of the great flattened shape of the toy. I also think this toy would be great for couples play. You can tease the flat wide side against your partners body, massaging them, or you can it hold it against their genitals. Men can use the toy too! MiMi would be great massaged against a man’s balls and perineum during oral sex. Since MiMi is small in size, you can even hold the vibrator between your bodies during sex, or hold the MiMi against your clit while your partner enters you. So this toy is great for solo or couple play. I am smitten with MiMi. The quality is amazing and what I’ve come to know and expect from the Je Joue brand. This is a true luxury toy, at a fraction of the cost! There are other luxury toys on the market right now that cost double what MiMi does yet that I think pale in comparison. This toy retails for under $100, which is a steal for what you’re getting. I highly recommend this toy to any one who loves luxury toys but doesn’t want to have to pay a luxury price! Je Joue’s MiMi is definitely a winner. Ladies check this toy out, I really think you’ll be pleased…in more way than one!

Get the Je Joue MiMi with free shipping at Trystology.

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Liberator Heart Wedge Review

Liberator Heart Wedge Sex PillowIt was love at first sight, when I laid my eyes on the Liberator Heart Wedge. How cute is this?! Made by Liberator, one of my favorite sex position aid shape companies, comes this adorable little Heart Wedge. Made of plush material that feels velvety soft to the touch, this decor style pillow is perfect for decoration in the bedroom and also for helping achieve sexual positioning. This wedge is a pretty Merlot Wine color and it looks quality, it’s something I’ve come to expect from Liberator. I love the rounded shape of the top of the heart and the smooth pointed end. The top surface of the heart is similar to that of the Liberator ramp, only much smaller and compact in size. This wedge can be used for G-spot positioning, anal sex positioning, and even for reclining against during oral or manual sex. I love using my Heart Wedge for masturbation too! Like all Liberator shapes, the top cover of this Wedge can be unzipped and tossed in the wash, inside the insulation/plush part of the shape will retain it’s shape for many uses to come. You can also wipe down the wedge fairly easy with a damp cloth or even some anti-bacterial spray. I love the incline on the top of the wedge, it’s perfect for leaning back on and it offers great positioning when bending over the wedge, or even having the wedge beneath your ass, offering you some height during missionary or from the front sex. I love the size of this shape! It’s big enough to get the job done, but small enough that I can storage it next to my bed, under my bed, or even in my closet. Also, it’s super discreet! You can keep it on your bedspread and no one would be privy to what you *really* use it for! It looks just like a pretty pillow ;)

Liberator Heart Sex Pillow

The wedge has a Liberator logo embroidered on the side of the heart, laying on a bed you would be none the wiser that it’s actually a sex positioning aid. I love the firm yet pliable feeling of the shape. It feels comfortable on my back, my elbows, my knees. Leaning against it, lying across it, in a variety of different positions. It has a festive and romantic quality to this shape too, since it is heart shaped, instead of a basic shape like other Liberator position shapes. I found that the quality of this Heart Wedge was just as nice as some of the more expensive Liberator shapes, so this is a great deal and a perfect addition to any bedroom whether you’re single or prone to sharing ;) I used this Heart Wedge on the bed, on the floor, and even on the couch. I found that if I lay it on my bed, I can easily lay over it and assume the from behind position, which I sometimes like to be in during G-spot stimulation. It felt comfortable, and was easy to lean on which allowed me a more comfortable position for both dildo and vibrator use. This would be a great shape for anyone who is curious about the Liberator line or products but has yet to try them out, or for the seasoned Liberator pro! Wanna get your very own Liberator Heart Wedge? You can find it in both Merlot and Black colors at Trystology.

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