…Not that kind of squirt! And yes, that is a plastic water pistol – a Toy Story, one to be exact :)
Sinful Sunday is all about the image - the lips will tell you who else is being sinful this week!
Photo courtesy of Ruffled Sheets
Welcome to HedoVibes, a collection of reviews and giveaways that were posted in the past week or so from around the web. Want to read more reviews? Check out HedoVibes for a list of the latest reviews and stellar reviewers. You can also follow on twitter for the latest round ups.
BONDAGE, IMPACT, & FETISH GEAR
LINGERIE & SHOES
And we’re back to pink sex toys. Sorry.
The Tantus Charmer has been on my wishlist ever since I read a few great reviews on it a few months ago. I always overlooked it before then, thinking it looked rather slim and generally small, but it’s actually bigger than I imagined it to be. It’s very similar to the Tantus Tsunami, only a little bit smaller with a slightly different shape but the texture is very much alike. It’s wide at the top and gradually narrows down towards the bottom where it reaches it’s smallest point, so it’s a top-heavy dildo. I was under the impression that the whole thing would be more or less the same girth throughout the whole length, because that’s how it looks in the manufacturer images. That is not the case.
A few months ago, I told Tantus that I’d be willing to try anal play for the first time and requested a “tiny beginner butt plug” for review. I was sent two butt plugs, neither of which looked small enough for me to want to put up myself. I asked some friends to help out, and thankfully they agreed – Sum Sub has kindly taken the time to write the following guest review for me (and all of my readers):
I have this blogger friend, Teal, who is passionate about body safe materials in sex toys. She gave me the opportunity to guest review a Tantus butt plug, the Juice, and well, even though I knew nothing about Tantus, I leapt at the chance.
A small amount of research tells me that Tantus are an American sex toy manufacturer who produce quality toys made from their own supersoft ultra body safe Silicone. Now, I have plenty of experience of butt plugs of all materials, including silicone, and so to realise that I would be testing a plug from such a well regarded manufacturer was a little exciting.
Look at this little cutie – this is the first thing to ever go up my butt. Yes, this review is written by someone who has never ventured into anal play before. I was a little bit reluctant to “go there” but I just couldn’t resist the crystal in the base. I mean, who wouldn’t want a sparkly butthole?!
Seeing as the last 3 sex toys I reviewed were pink, I thought I’d change it up a bit and review something blue. Seriously, I have no idea why companies love to send me so much pink stuff.
So. The Hula Beads from Lelo intrigued me when I found out that they not only vibrate, but also rotate. I’m not a fan of internal vibrations, so I wanted these mainly for the rotating motion. I was lucky enough to receive these as a tester from Lovehoney – I didn’t get the box; only the beads, remote and piece of plastic used to open the remote so I can’t comment on all the accessories included if you were to purchase these. The main thing I love about these is the colour. They’re the most amazing shade of turquoise and the only reason why I still have the Hula Beads in my possession. If it wasn’t for the colour, they’d have probably ended up in the bin a long time ago.
As you all probably know by now, any shade of blue or green is my favourite colour. Just give me blue dildos and vibrators and other safe-to-insert-into-my-vagina/put-on-my-clit items. I know how difficult it is to find sex toys that aren’t pink/purple/red because manufacturers seem to think those are the only colours people could possibly want.
So, seeing as it was my birthday on Thursday which happened to fall on International Orgasm Day (same day Harry Potter came out of Lilly Potter) so if you haven’t celebrated yet, here’s your chance. I am giving away three body-safe dildos, all in various shades of blue. To enter, simply fill out as many Rafflecopter entries as you wish. I also happen to have started my blog exactly 6 months ago today, so I’m using this as yet another excuse to host this giveaway.
Tantus Warm Up
I bought this little guy a few months ago, directly from Tantus. It is the most amazing shimmery, sparkly shade of teal I have ever seen. It’s almost like you’d be getting me as a prize. Made out of silicone and measuring only 4.5 inches it truly is tiny. I’m told it makes a great first toy if you’re thinking of trying pegging.
I am responsible for shipping, if you’re in the UK or EU I will cover the costs. You can also enter from anywhere in the world, but I’ll ask you to chip in to the shipping cost.
This is the first glass dildo I’ve ever bought over 2 years ago, and still remains my firm favourite piece of glass to this day. Okay, so this one isn’t exactly blue – it’s clear but it has a blue swirl so it counts. That swirl is what makes it so good, and the slight curve makes it comfortable to insert. You can read my review here.
This one is open Worldwide, to any country Lovehoney are willing to post to. Check the full list here.
The first dildo to find my gspot. This cute little polka dot thing is amazing, as well as beautiful so I couldn’t resist giving one lucky reader a chance to win this. Made out of ceramic with a hollow inside, it is perfect for temperature play. You have no idea how difficult it was to get this thing for you guys, so make sure you enter!
I am also responsible for shipping this cutie, so the same rules apply as with the Warm Up.
Only one prize per entrant. I’m going to verify all entries so please don’t cheat! The prizes in this giveaway aren’t sponsored by any company, I purchased them all myself.
I was so excited when I found out Rocks Off were sending me the Little Cocky for review. I’ve had my eye on it for absolute ages, since I came across it on the Lovehoney site. It is also my very first Rocks Off product which is absolutely shocking, seeing as I’ve been using sex toys for over 2 years now. However, the excitement quickly diminished because this thing is nothing special.
Made out of silicone and measuring just under 10cm in total length, Little Cocky is primarily an anal sex toy. I was told by Rocks Off that it can obviously also be used vaginally. I guess the pronounced balls make it butt safe and the small size and tapered tip would probably be easy to insert, but I haven’t tried it that way. The main part of the toy is made out of “platinum cured body-safe silicone rubber” – I wasn’t 100% sure what that meant, because I wasn’t even aware ‘silicone rubber’ even existed, so I asked Rocks Off to clarify and they explained that the information needed updating but it is 100% pure silicone they now use. The bullet inside sticks out about half an inch when inserted and is made out of plastic. The bullet is waterproof so Little Cocky can be enjoyed in the bath or shower, as well as being easy to clean.
The Bondara Silicone Rechargeable Rabbit is a great vibrator. I honestly wasn’t expecting much from it at all, I thought it would be a massive let down. Can you blame me though? It retails at £23.99. It’s silly how cheap that is for a rechargeable rabbit vibrator. However, it turned out to be surprisingly good.
When the Tsunami first arrived, I had some serious regrets that I even agreed to review it in the first place. It certainly looks different, but it just seemed so intimidating at first. For some reason, I was a little bit reluctant to use it, and it took me over a month to even work up the courage to do so. But I finally did, and I’m very glad I got over my initial fears because this (vibrating) dildo is awesome.
It looks quite large and long, I’ve read a few reviews of it and most people made it sound absolutely massive, which is probably one of the reasons why I was so nervous to use it. Tsunami is made out of the usual Tantus 100% Ultra Premium silicone which is quite firm but still fairly flexible.