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Sep 17, 2014
The Minna Limon is a photo op waiting to happen: it’s a vibrator that resembles a lemon or lime, and its tagline is “Fresh Squeezed.” But the Limon is more than just a cutesy fruit shaped sex toy–it uses unique squeeze technology which allows you to customize its vibration.
Made of body safe silicone, the Limon has a round body, a tapered tip, and a single button for turning it on and off and controlling which vibration mode it’s in. It has three vibration modes:
1. Free Play Mode- Press once to turn on the Limon. Now, when you squeeze it, it vibrates, and the harder you squeeze, the stronger its vibration.
2. Record Mode- With this function, any pattern you squeeze will be repeated back to you, but anytime you stop squeezing and start again, it starts the recording over. If you want to lock a pattern, hit the button again to go into lock mode.
3. Lock mode- In this mode, whatever pattern you recorded will play back over and over, even if you squeeze the Limon again. If you find a pattern you like, this is the way to go.
Its round shape seems somewhat ergonomic, but since the whole body of the Limon vibrates, it makes your hand start to tingle very quickly. It also spins around like it’s dancing, and once you add lube to the mix, the Limon can be very difficult to grasp securely. It’s as if the Limon has a mind of its own–and it’s a rebel. It doesn’t want to give you pleasure, it wants to sneak off and join the circus. It’s the Runaway Vibrator. As catchy as the fruit theme is, it’d be easier to use with a handle or something more to grasp.
Despite the Limon being challenging to hold, I still enjoy using it because its vibration is strong and rumbly (power wise, it’s similar to Mona), and I love that I can create my own pulsation patterns. I usually don’t like the pre-programmed pulsations in vibrators because they often feel robotic, but with the Limon, I can create a pattern than works and tease myself really well, prolonging my orgasm until it’s explosive. My favorite pattern is a variation of pulse, pulse, longer pulse on high power, so it rumbles and stimulates my inner clit but doesn’t make me come immediately because it isn’t steady vibration.
My clit really enjoys round vibrators/being surrounded with vibration, and pinpoint stimulation isn’t my go to, so the Limon’s round shape works out well for me. Although its tip looks like it’s meant for pinpoint clitoral simulation, since it’s so short, it’s not going to work for everyone’s clit, so if that’s what you’re looking for, keep that in mind.
My favorite ways to use the Limon are for clitoral only stimulation alone or during penetration with a partner. Since it’s hard to hold and also requires two hands to program how you like it, using it by myself with dildos just doesn’t work out well. The Limon is one of my favorite vibes to use during penetration with a partner though…the teasing pulsation has led to me having up to 5 orgasms in a row! Some other great things about the Limon: it’s very quiet, it’s waterproof, it’s (USB) rechargeable, and its silicone is silky smooth/doesn’t attract lint as much as a lot of other silicone.
Here are a few tips for using the Limon:
-Read the manual–it’s helpful.
-Only put a small drop of lube on it since it’s very hard to hold if it’s all lubey.
-Once you have a pattern you like set up, grasp the Limon by its hard sides–it’s easier to hold that way.
-To create a steady vibration mode, squeeze the Limon with one hand, and simultaneously use your other hand to hit the button twice to lock it.
Besides the Limon being difficult to hold, I also had issues with defective Limons. Plural. The first Limon I received didn’t work at all, and the second worked for a few weeks, but then got stuck in charging mode (the light was on even when it was unplugged) and then stopped working completely. The third one seems to work fine, but I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks. Normally I wouldn’t recommend a product that had this many issues, but I know a lot of other bloggers who’ve tried the Limon and haven’t had any problems, so perhaps it was just bad luck. The Limon does come with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty as well, so if there’s an issue, Minna will take care of it quickly.
I was somewhat concerned about flying with my Limon, since their website says air travel can deflate it, but I took it along on 5 flights during some recent traveling, and that didn’t happen at all. Since it’s not lockable for travel, I drained its battery life to ensure it wouldn’t go off during security, and I didn’t have any issues with it or my other toys in my carry on.
The Limon could definitely use some improvements–it would benefit from a handle or some shape that was easier to hold, it should be lockable for travel, and I wish you could save vibration patterns. But even though the Limon has its flaws, the fact that it can make me come hard (and sometimes over and over) means I am able to overlook them and enjoy it anyway–but I don’t recommend it for everyone.
Who I do recommend the Limon for: people who want a unique vibrator to use for teasing or who want to try customizable vibration patterns, people who like rumbly vibration but don’t need super strong toys. Who I don’t recommend it for: people who prefer steady vibration or those who have hand/wrist issues. I also wouldn’t recommend it as a first time vibrator, since it’s a bit complicated to use.
Thanks Burlesque Toyshop! If you haven’t taken a look at their Indiegogo campaign yet, please do! There are still a few days left to donate and get some really cool incentives as thanks. Also, don’t forget that you can see my top toys at Burlesque Toyshop on my landing page!
Sep 11, 2014
The BS Sport
I love tube socks. They’re retro, sexy, comfy, and they conveniently catch come running down my legs after a squirty session. I also love flashy designs, 100% silicone toys, and gorgeous sex toy photography.
Enter: BS Erotic Goods (aka BS is Nice), a manufacturer that designs and makes silicone toys by hand in Spain. I can’t help but drool all over their look-book and their designs. They make a paint splatter dildo! Y’all know I would be all over that. And rainbows, and stripes, and cow print, and butt plugs that looks like pills…yes please and thank you!
So naturally, I was uber excited to try the BS Sport, aka The Sock Dildo. My Sport is a Medium, but SheVibe also carries it in a smaller version. The Sport is a curved, matte silicone dildo with a 1.5″ g-spotting head and about 6 insertable inches. It gradually gets girthier towards the base of the dildo, maxing out at about 2″. Its silicone has a soft, squishy yet still firm feel–it’s softer than Adam O2 but not as squishy as VixSkin.
As much as the fact that it matches my knee socks is a plus all on its own, I’m sure you also want to know how it feels.
The Sport is marketed as a g-spot toy, but I was skeptical. It looks unassuming– its rounded head isn’t especially prominent or bulbous, and it’s not super girthy. But I was surprised by how good the Sport’s simple design feels. I can insert it easily with little to no warm-up, since it’s smooth, fairly soft, and not too big. Once it’s in, it curves around my g-spot, gliding smoothly but also providing firm stimulation. And since it doesn’t catch on my pubic bone, I can thrust as hard, fast, and deep as I want. It doesn’t feel super intense like my hard g-spot toys, but that’s fine. My vagina is moody. Sometimes it needs some sweet talking, and the Sport says all of the right things. It whispers promises of foot rubs and Buffy and pizza…
aka The Sock Dildo
The Sport does have some imperfections in the material and the design, which is something I’ve heard from other people who’ve tried BS toys as well. Parts of its silicone have a wrinkled look, and my bottom stripe looks a little funky. I don’t really have an issue with this since it’s a hand made toy, but it’s worth mentioning.
I haven’t tried it as such yet, but I think the Sport would probably work really well for partner play in a harness, since it’s easy to insert and features a curved design, and it’s safe for anal because it has a flared base.
Should you get the BS Sport? If you’re looking for a g-spot/prostate toy, and you want something that doesn’t catch your pubic bone or feel too intense but still feels quite stimulating, then yes, you’ll probably love it! If the previous is true and you also love knee socks, then hell yea, you NEED it! But if you prefer g-spot toys with intense curve or prominent heads or if you’re a texture lover, then it might bore you.
You can get the Sport Medium or Small from SheVibe! If the shape of the Sport appeals to you but you’re not into the sock thing, check out the Pinky Tuscadero, Pride Rainbow, Vaca, or O2, or browse all BS toys.
What’s next on my wishlist from BS? The Alex Noise & Capsula Plug!
Aug 7, 2014
Lovehoney Sensual Glass Plug
I thought I’d have no problem getting the Lovehoney Sensual Glass Plug in–with 3 insertable inches, it’s shorter than other things I’ve put in my butt, and although its 5.75″ circumference is a step up from the 5.25″ of the Ryder1, an extra half an inch didn’t seem like a huge deal. Boy was I wrong.
The Sensual Glass Plug is easy enough to insert at first, with a smooth, tapered tip…until I get to the widest part. Since the plug doesn’t taper back down like a lot of others do, my butt won’t suck it in, and it just floats there like a buoy. If Jake is around, I ask “IS IT IN?” and he says “yea…pretty much!” encouragingly. Except pretty much means it isn’t actually in, and it bobs right back out with a simple squeeze of my PC muscles or a shift to grab more lube.
Every time I tried to push the plug in past that point, the glass jabbed at my ass painfully. Still, I persevered.
I had faith in the power of my butt.
Ryder, Romp, Sensual Glass Plug, Atomic Rose Plug, Bootie
I tried warming up with smaller plugs. I tried Sassy2. I tried silicone. I tried mixing Sassy and silicone. I breathed deeply. I was one with my hole. I pampered my clit as I whispered sweet nothings to my butt. I tried warming up with cunnilingus and g-spot stimulation, and yet, I still couldn’t get it in.
I was about ready to give up and accept my butt hole failure, when I decided to try one last time. And when I used Bootie, Romp, baby Jesus, and Ryder, and it still wouldn’t go in, I got the idea of trying something else glass in my butt to get it used to the hardness. I grabbed my Icicles No. 21, put a condom over it, and used it to thrust gently until I felt Ready For The Plug.
And then something miraculous happened…I did it! The pride I felt in my butt was overwhelming. This must be what motherhood feels like, I thought. I immediately texted at least 3 friends: IT’S IN!!!
I finally warmed up my butt enough that the widest point didn’t hurt, and my butt sucked up that plug like a glass of sweet lemonade. And once it was in, it stayed in securely and felt delicious upon removal, especially since I synchronized it with an Eros orgasm.
Still, I can’t wear the Sensual Glass Plug around like I would others since I’m afraid it will hurt to take out if I leave it in too long. I also can’t use it during partner sex or with dildos because its hard glass fills me up, and I can barely get a finger in my vag when it’s in much less a penis.
And since anal thrusting actually warms me up for the plug and not vice versa, I probably won’t use it much unless I decide I want to move on to conquering even larger butt toys. Who knows, maybe someday this plug will seem like a tiny bloop on my ass’s radar. But until then, it has limited use for me.
All the toys it took to get it in
The moral of the story here is that the Sensual Glass Plug is definitely not a beginner’s plug…and I’d hesitate to even call it an Intermediate plug. It doesn’t look that big, but because of its hardness and shape, it can be quite difficult to insert and can potentially cause a lot of pain.
But if you’re an Intermediate/Advanced anal player, the Lovehoney Sensual Glass plug is a great deal at only $30 for a high quality Pyrex plug, and since its base portion has some girth, it can be used to warm up the sphincter for larger toys. Since it’s glass it’s non-porous and hygienic, and you can use any type of lube with it. It also comes with a purple velvet drawstring storage bag.
Just beware– if your butt isn’t ready, the Sensual Glass Plug will quite literally be a pain in your ass.
*Thanks Lovehoney! UK readers, find the Sensual Glass Plug here!
Jul 31, 2014
Fun Factory B Balls
If you read my reviews because you like thinking about me using sex toys and want to get turned on, just stop now. Because this review isn’t going to be sexy1
Basically, the B Balls are like a laxative for my butthole. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
If you read a lot of reviews you may remember Epiphora’s review of the Severin, in which she explains that the plug gives her the feeling of constantly having to poop. Well I get that same feeling using the B Balls… except they actually make me poop.
But first, let’s back track. What are the B Balls?
The B Balls are a cross between a butt plug and anal beads–they consist of two balls2 connected closely together, with a flared base. Inside the balls are weights that are supposed to jiggle around in your butt, similar to how Kegel balls move around inside of the vagina for subtle stimulation. They’re made of matte silicone and have ridges along the outside of each ball.
The B Balls are smaller than some of my other anal toys, and I can insert them fairly easily, but the ridges feel a little abrasive to me, even with plenty of lube. My butt definitely prefers materials like glass, wood, or smooth, seamless silicone.
Now for the (not so) fun part: wearing the B Balls. As soon as I put them in, I feel like I have to poop. Constantly. And often they actually make me poop. Sometimes I can’t keep them in for more than 5 minutes before I am taking them out and pooping…when I had no poop feeling before using them.
Ryder, B Balls, Romp, & Bootie
I do have a fast metabolism, but I’m not the Energizer bunny of poop, I swear. And I use plenty of other butt toys and this doesn’t happen. I know other people that have used the B Balls, and this doesn’t happen to them so maybe it’s just me, but something about the hardness of the balls and their shape and placement makes them the poop-whisperer to my butt.
When I’m sitting, the poop sensation is somewhat rectified3, but the balls still don’t really do anything for me. They’re not exciting to squeeze around, they just feel boring and mildly uncomfortable. As for the weights, they do feel kind of cool jiggling around in my butt when I move…but so do the Luna Beads, and they don’t make me feel like pooping.
Another thing that really bothers me about the B Balls is the ridges I mentioned earlier. Not only do they feel kind of irritating, they also collect lube, butt juices and…you guessed it, POOP. It makes them hard to clean, and it makes them retain butt smells like it’s their (night) job4.
I also tried inserting the B Balls vaginally before using them anally, but they’re not designed for that and felt awkward and uncomfortable. As for wearing the B Balls during partner sex or with dildos…I just can’t bring myself to do it. Feeling like I have to poop is about the least sexy sensation I can think of, so…no.
Fun Factory did come up with something new and potentially exciting: jiggle balls for butts. And to be fair, the B Balls are stimulating, but not in the way I want them to be. I know others who have enjoyed them, so they might work for you too, but all they do to me is make me poop. On the plus side, if I’m ever constipated…
If you do decide to get the B Balls, they’re available at SheVibe, Lovehoney US, & Lovehoney UK.
Thanks Fun Factory!
Jul 23, 2014
It’s no secret that I like power. Don’t get me wrong–I enjoy many types of vibrators and don’t always want jack-hammer strength, but when I’m feeling lazy, wands are perfect for no fuss quickies.
So I was really excited about trying out the Doxy Massager, a relatively new wand from the UK that’s touted as “the world’s most powerful mains operated wand massager,” with up to 9,000 RPM. The Doxy’s design is similar to the Magic Wand, with a 9.5″ body attached to a 3″ long PVC head that can move around a bit. Its vibration speeds are controlled with push buttons, and it has a ~9 ft. long cord.
So since I’m a Magic Wand lover, and they seem similar, how does the Doxy compare?
To start, the Doxy has a wider range of vibration. At its low speeds, it’s weaker than the Magic Wand, at its middle speeds it’s similar in strength to the low speed on the Magic Wand, and at its high speeds it’s similar to1 the Magic Wand’s high speed. If you’re measuring by RPM, the Doxy might technically be the most powerful wand in the world2…but that doesn’t mean it’s the best.
You know those rough roller coasters that are more painful than fun, the ones that thrash your neck around and leave you with an overpowering headache so you can’t even feel the dips and turns anymore? That’s how my clit feels when using the Doxy.
Though the Doxy is very powerful at its highest speeds, it’s not a good kind of power. The vibration is very buzzy, and my clit immediately starts to itch like crazy–it’s unpleasant and desensitizing.
At its middle speeds, the Doxy feels similar to the Magic Wand, but to me it still feels buzzier. The lowest 2 speeds of the Doxy are the deepest and most enjoyable, but they’re weaker than the Magic Wand. The pulse setting has potential, but I wish you could control the intensity of the pulse rather than just the speed3
When you turn on the Doxy, it doesn’t start at its lower power setting, as most vibes do, it starts near full power. I don’t like this design because I prefer to work my way up in vibration strength, and since I don’t like the higher settings, it means I have to turn it down every time I turn on the Doxy. Otherwise the Doxy is easy to use though.
Sound wise, the Doxy is very quiet at its low settings (much quieter than the Magic Wand), but when you turn it up, it sounds like an airplane taking off, and unless you want to close your eyes and imagine a mile high club fantasy, it’s distracting and not discreet.
As for cleaning, the Doxy’s head is made of medical grade PVC. I assumed it was porous, but the owner of Doxy has claimed it’s not. I want to look into this more before I make an assertion either way. It’s also obviously not waterproof since it’s a plug-in, so I clean mine by wiping it with a soapy rag, taking care not to get water on the rest of the wand.
The Doxy seems like it should be better than the Magic Wand. It has a wider range of speeds, a pulse setting, and higher potential RPM. But I don’t judge vibes based on their qualities on paper–my clit makes the ultimate decision. And apparently my clit is pickier than I thought, because although they’re similar in strength, my clit is fiercely loyal to the Magic Wand, and it turns its nose up at the Doxy.
So, will your clit/balls/perineum/penis/tentacles like the Doxy? Obviously I can’t say for sure. If you enjoy very intense, buzzy vibration, you might love the Doxy. If having a wide range of vibration and a pulse setting in a wand is really important to you, the Doxy might work.
But if you’re just looking for a strong no fuss wand, I’d recommend the Magic Wand over the Doxy–it’s similar (and in my opinion better), and it’s $75 cheaper. If you’re in the UK and the Hitachi isn’t an option, Lilly recommends the Smart Wand Large over the Doxy4 And if the Magic Wand/Doxy/Smart Wand seem like too much for you but you still want a wand, I’d recommend the Mystic Wand instead.
If you do decide on a Doxy and are in the US, use the coupon code DOXYUSA for £12.99 off of your order from Belle de Soir. For UK readers, the Doxy is on sale for £69.99, and there’s also a sale running right now that includes the Doxy, a glass toy, and lube for £89.99.
Thanks Belle de Soir!