Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sliquid Sassy Lube

By @ Amber St. Clare

Sliquid Sassy Lubricant is for long-lasting lubrication which makes it ideal for anal play. It’s a water-based lubricant, similar to their H2O formula, but this texture is thicker and more like a gel. The thicker texture makes it ideal for anal sex, or anal play using fingers or toys, because unlike some other water-based lubricants, Sassy doesn’t dry out as quickly. The 8 oz bottle offers an easy to use flip top, and a cute bright pink label. Just like with other Sliquid formulas, they use natural ingredients in their lubricants to put your sexual health first. Their list of ingredients are pretty minimal but also effective and natural.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid

This formula can be used with any sex toys of your choice, including silicone, and they work very nicely on glass toys and steel toys as well. While this lubricant was originally marketed as their “booty formula” for anal play, it’s perfectly great as a lubricant anywhere, including for use with a partner for manual sex, as well as vaginal sex. I really like the thick texture, I can put a drop on the tip of my finger or a sex toy, and turn it over, but the lube stays in place. It’s a really soft and smooth texture, and as you can see from the ingredient list, it’s one the the purest water-based lubes on the market. Add a little lube to your ass, and a little more to the tip of a butt plug, or the tip of a penis, and enjoy stimulation with a nice lubricant that glides and adds comfort for penetration. This is my go-to water-based lube for anal play, and it’s even become one of my favorites for clitoral and vaginal masturbation. The formula is great and feels wonderful on the skin, without leaving a sticky residue. It’s also non-staining, and the thicker formula stays where you need it most without the constant need for re-application. This lube is a keeper!

Intensity by Jopen

By @ Amber St. Clare

Introducing the Intensity by Jopen, the sex toy that is both a Kegel exerciser and vibrator. Kegels are an important part of sexual health for women, though some find it tedious, they are very beneficial and help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which can help you achieve more powerful orgasms. Jopen is known for creating quality vibration paired with a silicone body. Intensity is similar in design, though along with vibration, it has an inflatable shaft! Unique, huh? The only other inflatable insertable I can think of is the shoddy anal blow up dildos that you couldn’t even pay me to use, so this is a far cry from other blowup toys on the market. Jopen works as a G-spot and clitoral vibrator, paired with the kegel technology that helps you use the toy simply as a pelvic exerciser or as a vibrator, or both. I think the technology behind this toy is really awesome, and after seeing the toy for myself and checking it out, I feel like I can recommend it to my readers, for various reasons. Check out the video below which shows how the Jopen works, as the video comes from Jopen and explains a bit more about how the toy can be used.

Intensity comes with a user manual, gel, the toy, and it all comes in the purple Jopen Intensity box. The Intensity is made of a matte silicone, with a smooth texture, and the toy should only be used with water-based lubricants. To clean the intensity, you can wash it with anti-bacterial soap and water, or a toy cleanser spray or wipe. This toy is not waterproof, so use care when cleaning, to dry the toy wipe with a lint-free cloth. The shaft is ribbed, and there is a small clitoral stimulator at the top of the shaft to stimulate your clit while the toy stimulates you internally. So, how does the Kegel exerciser work, you ask? Really interestingly so. See, the metal parts on the shaft, these are electrodes. This is where you apply a bit of the electrode gel that comes with the toy, after inserting the shaft of the toy you simply inflate the shaft as much or as little as you’d like, to achieve the fit that you like best, then you can turn the toy on and browse through the vibration settings. So, where do the electrodes come in? The electrodes emits pulses that make your vaginal muscles contract, as if in orgasm, to help strengthen your PC muscles, and in turn, work your kegels out. Finally, Kegels for my lazy Kegel-doing ass! I love kegels and find them so beneficial, but sometimes I get distracted while doing them and don’t focus as much as I should…but the Intensity does the work for me. Ahhh technology ;)

The shaft is just over 5 inches of insertable length, with the shaft being 1.5 inches un-inflated, and can go up to 2.5 inches inflated. The control buttons on the toy are located at the handle, and are quite easy to press and navigate even while the toy is in use. All together there are 10 electrostim settings, which offers a lot of versatility for you to find the right amount that fits your body and will be suitable for your specific taste/needs. I really like how female friendly the toy is, and how versatile this device really is. I also like that it offers a clit stimulator along with the vaginal electrodes and the inflatable shaft. This toy is really cool in design and functionality. Unlike other toys in the Jopen line of toys, Intensity is not rechargeable. You might wonder why? It’s to make the toy an affordable option, because of the technology inside and the electrode stimulation, adding rechargeable elements would raise the cost even more, and since the toy is already costly (worth it, though, in my opinion!) it helps to maintain a more attainable price. The toy does require 4 AAA batteries.

I really like this toy. When I had first heard of it, it piqued my interest a little bit, but after receiving the toy and getting the chance to really see how it works and feel the intensity (it’s aptly named so) of the electrode power paired with the orgasms it produces, plus exercising the pelvic muscles, this toy was an instant winner for me! If you appreciate technology, and want a luxury toy that isn’t just whistles and bows and actually *works* to create great orgasms, while having a user friendly shape/design, and patented Kegel technology, this is the toy for you. I’ve recommending this toy a lot lately to all who will listen.

Storms of Pleasure Bedroom Restraint Basic Delightware System

By Amber St. Clare
The Storms of Pleasure Basic Delightware System gives bedroom restraints an upgrade with this fun new harness/cuffs system. Storms of Pleasure created a restraint system that can be used anywhere, including the car, a hotel, the bedroom, a door, or wherever else you’d like. Unlike other harness and restraint systems, this system is easy to use, doesn’t require moving furniture or mattresses and when stored away, it’s quite discreet. The Storms of Pleasure Basic Delightware Systemcomes in a variety of colors, including purple, black, leopard print, red leopard print and more. The set comes in a storage bag that can be tied closed with an attached ribbon, and it includes the basic system which gives you: 2 wrist cuffs, 2 converters, 2 tethers with sandbags. The cuffs and sandbags are covered in a velvet fabric with a red/black leopard design. The converters and tethers are black and have hook closures to secure the restraints. The wrist cuffs fits 6-9 inches, and won’t cut into your wrists like some other types of cuffs. The tethers will stretch to fit over or under a door frame, and you can attach it to the bed without having to move or set it up underneath the box spring. The cuffs and tethers are easy to use and attach, and because the system isn’t bulky or heavy, it can be discreetly stored away until you’re ready to use it.

The tethers stretch from 13-24 inches, so it gives you a lot of versatility and makes it easy to set up in bed or anywhere else you want to have fun with some restraints. This restraint system isn’t’ meant for hanging or suspension, but it still offers a wide variety of ways to have fun using these restraints with your partner. I like the color and design of the cuffs and tethers, they are easy to put together and to re-assemble any time you’re ready. You can attach the tether over the top of a door, for against the wall sex, or even under the door, or on top of the bed for teasingly tempting sex where one partner is restraint. The restraints and cuffs will work with both women and men so that you can take turns being the one restrained and easily adjust the restraints to a custom fit. Easy to use and really fun! The patent pending design for this system is really unique, simple to use, and a whole lot of fun without worrying about too much set up or flimsy cuffs. You can get the Storms of Pleasure Basic Delightware System at Trystology with free shipping. They also have the Storms of Pleasure Deluxe Delightware System which comes with 2 Velvet Wrist Adornment Cuffs with Swarovski Crystals, 2 velvet Ankle Adornment Cuffs with Swarovski Crystals, 4 adjustable Mattress & Door Frame Converters, 4 adjustable Tethers, 1 Velvet Swarovski Crystal adorned blindfold all wrapped in a wooden storage box for $350.