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Review: Fucking Sculptures Corkscrew

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Y’all know I love photographing sex toys. And the Corkscrew, with its spacey, twisted design and gorgeously crafted black glass, appeals to the photo nerd in me. But I can’t orgasm from looking through my viewfinder, so let’s talk about how it feels.

Fucking Sculptures makes a variety of gorgeous soda-lime glass dildos like the medium Corkscrew I was sent to review. Since they’re handmade, each FS toy has slight variations, notably in size, and although mine is labeled a medium, I’d call it a small–its girth is about 1.4″ at the widest point, (and it quickly tapers down to about 1″), and it has less than 5 insertable inches since you have to grasp its tip to thrust. Size isn’t everything, but the medium Corkscrew is definitely smaller than I’d prefer, and I was skeptical that I’d enjoy it.

pennysblog_fscorckscrew2I was right. This note from my masturbation journal sums up my experience: it’s so pretty, I wish I liked it more.

The Corkscrew has a nice curve, and pushing down on its handle pushes its head up against my g-spot–but it doesn’t have much weight or girth, so it lacks any intensity, and since it’s small and super smooth, I don’t notice its pretty texture.

Just because a toy is small doesn’t mean it can’t pack a punch, but this dildo doesn’t. The Slow Drive is similar size-wise, but unlike the Corkscrew it can quickly induce squirty feels1. I’m also cool with toys that don’t provide a lot of direct g-spot stimulation if they offer other unique sensations, like the Crystal Twist, but the Corkscrew just feels lackluster.

For a dildo to impress me, it needs to have more than looks. It needs to have some girth, a bulbous head, a good g-spot curve, memorable texture, or some combination of the above. I don’t expect every toy to absolutely wow me, but it’s like the Corkscrew isn’t even trying. If it disappeared from my collection, the photographer in me would be sad, but my vagina would be indifferent.

If you’re looking for a small glass dildo that glides smoothly and provides light stimulation, you might enjoy the Corkscrew. But I’d gladly trade mine for a g-spoon–I tried Aerie’s last year at dildo holiday and liked it, though the memory is hazy now2. I’d also love to try the Double Trouble since my friend Girly Juice raves about it.

Thanks Fucking Sculptures for sending me the Corkscrew to review!


  1. not to mention it’s way cheaper 

  2. come back to me g-spoon… 

Review: Vixen Creations Johnny

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When I got my first three VixSkin dildos (Buck, Johnny, & Tex), in my early notes for Johnny I wrote: Girthy. Delicious. Maybe my fave of the three. After months of using them all, Buck ended up winning the battle for my absolute favorite, but I still love Johnny as well.

Johnny is made of Vixen Creations’ addictive VixSkin dual density silicone, which features a firm core and a squishy, soft, skin-like outer layer. It feels incredibly realistic, and since it’s silicone, it’s hygienic and non-porous, unlike the majority of realistic dildos you see in a lot of sex toy stores that are often made of toxic materials (dildos you couldn’t pay me to touch now, much less put near my genitals.)

Johnny is similar to Buck in that it’s large (7″ long), uber-realistic, and quite girthy (1.75″) and veiny, but the most obvious difference is that Johnny has balls. Slightly lopsided, wrinkly, glorious balls. Johnny also has a more prominent curve, a longer, less pronounced head, and foreskin texture.

And let’s talk about that curve, shall we: it’s absolutely perfect for putting constant, fabulous pressure on my g-spot. Its head doesn’t protrude as much as Buck’s, so the g-spot stimulation feels different–it strokes more than it nudges or tugs.  Johnny’s girth stretches me in an exquisite way, and its foreskin’s texture feels great stimulating my vaginal opening and g-spot during thrusting. The combination of Johnny’s curve, girth, and texture usually ends with a squirty mess.

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Johnny’s balls are pretty epic, but they also make it a little harder to wield. I’m glad I have Johnny because I feel like my collection would be sadly lacking without a big, ballsy cock, but overall the balls don’t really add much for me during use.

Johnny is not a toy for when my vag is feeling finicky: I need to be in the zone. And I don’t go from zero to Johnny–I start with something smaller like Tex or Mustang, and move on to Johnny when my vag is like ok that feels good, now LET’S DO THIS! Its girth and texture also requires that I use quite a bit of lube, and every time I use Johnny I get a little closer to finally caving and getting a lube dispenser.

Another thing I should mention that’s come up since my Buck review–VixSkin is delicate and should be treated gently. Don’t ask me how it happened, but my Buck now has some light teeth marks around its head. They’re not so deep that it’s ruined, but I’m just saying…don’t let human (or pet) teeth get a hold of your VixSkin dildos.

If you’re looking for a curved, girthy, realistic dildo with hefty balls and some texture, you’ll probably love Johnny. If you don’t want balls, but you still want a girthy realistic dildo for intense g-spot stimulation, go with Buck. If you’re looking for a slimmer, shorter dildo, Mustang and Tex are both less girthy but still feature awesome g-spotting heads. Whatever you do, if you don’t have any VixSkin yet, get some! It’s a game changer.

Like all Vixen dildos, Johnny has a flared based (and balls!), so it’s safe for anal play and can be used in a harness. My Johnny is caramel, but it also comes in vanilla and chocolate.

Johnny is available at SheVibeLovehoney US, Lovehoney UK, or directly from Vixen.

What’s next on my Wishlist from Vixen Creations? Randy (Vixen’s girthiest dildo), which was in my 15 sex toys I want to try in 2015 list!

Thanks Vixen Creations for sending me Johnny in exchange for an honest review! (If you buy through my affiliate links I will make a small commission, but this does not affect my reviews, which are always fair and honest. Trust me, I will tell you when a toy sucks.)

Review: Tantus Slow Drive

pennysblog_slowdriveThe Tantus Slow Drive doesn’t look like much. With only 5 insertable inches & a 1.2″ max girth, it’s not lengthy or girthy. But the Slow Drive proves that you shouldn’t judge a dildo by its size–even though it’s smaller than most of my dildos, the Slow Drive’s perfect-for-g-spotting curve makes it stand out in a sea of sex toys.

Made of smooth, glossy, single density Tantus silicone, the Slow Drive is firm, but it still has some flex and give. It features a curved tip for g-spot or prostate stimulation, and it has a flared base, so it can be used in a harness.

Since it’s petite, the Slow Drive is effortless to insert for me. It is its own warm up. With a little bit of lube, its smooth silicone glides easily, and its “come hither” curve immediately gives me the I-need-to-squirt feeling. It feels intense, but since it’s so smooth and small, it’s not too intense. It’s definitely not as extreme as my other favorite g-spot dildos like the Pure Wand or Comet, but that’s ok–it’s just a different type of g-spot stimulation.

It may sound cliché, but the Slow Drive’s name was aptly chosen–it’s one of those toys that’s great for taking your time, warming up, and letting arousal build gradually. I usually start slow, using the curve to “tug” on my g-spot, and eventually move on to faster thrusting, which often ends up with squirting all over my Throe. On the flip side, I can also combine it with a clit vibe and have a blended orgasm fairly quickly if I’m in the mood.

I’ve also tried the Slow Drive anally since it’s manageable for my butt1, and I can get some subtle g-spot pressure from it that way. I tried it on Jake (by hand) as well–he’s still fairly new to prostate play, and when I asked him how it was after using it on him, he said it felt nice but not super intense. I haven’t tried it for pegging, but since it’s harness compatible it could be used that way, though I’d probably go with the Slow Drive Long for that, since it’s rather short.

My main complaint about the Slow Drive is that it’s not available in the gorgeous, glowing lime green anymore, though I’m thankful it still comes in the lovely, shimmery silver version I have. Its unique triangular base is also slightly less comfortable for me to hold than classic round bases, but it’s not a big deal. On the plus side, the unique base means you know which way it’s pointing, which is helpful if you’re using it on someone else. Also, the Slow Drive might be too short for some, so if you prefer more length to hold on to, check out the Slow Drive Long.

The Slow Drive is an amazing little g-spotter.  It’s now my go-to recommendation for an affordable first g-spot dildo, since it’s perfect for firm but not too extreme g-spot stimulation. Since it’s small, smooth, and doesn’t have a pronounced head, it’s perfect for beginners, those who don’t want a lot of girth, and people who have issues with other toys catching on their pubic bone. And even if you usually prefer girthier toys (like me), you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by how amazing the Slow Drive’s simple yet effective design and magical curve feels.

Right now the Limited Edition Purple Haze Slow Drive is still available for only $25.50 with code PENNY at checkout! (While supplies last.)

Or, get the classic Slow Drive (in silver!) for $37.40 or the Slow Drive long for $43.35 with code PENNY, anytime!

Thanks, Tantus!


  1. and because I wanted to know what it feels like to be fucked in the ass by a pirate 

Review: Tantus Splash

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For me, the Splash was an acquired taste, kind of like Fernet.

If you haven’t tried it, Fernet is an Italian liquor that has an herby taste. Some people don’t like its distinctive flavor, but when I was in studying in Argentina in college, it was everyone’s drink of choice. Like, if you don’t like Fernet there, just go home. So I tried it again…and again…and before long I was in love with its weird flavor and sharing a huge vat of Fernet and Coke with about 10 friends while out at the boliches.pennysblog_splash2

That’s how the Splash was for me. I’d heard other bloggers rave about it, so I was dying to try it. But the first time I did, I didn’t really like it.  It felt strange and almost irritating, and I wondered what all of the hype was about. I’d heard that the type of people who like it are “texture sluts.” Obviously we all have our preferences, but I wanted to join the texture slut club. So I tried it again…and again…and now I love its exceptional texture.

The Splash is an intense dildo. Not because it’s super girthy or curvy, because it’s not1, but because it’s firm and has drips of silicone along its body that provide truly unique sensations. Just look at it. It looks part sci-fi, part artsy, which I love. Realistic toys are great, but sometimes you just want to masturbate with something that looks like a shimmery alien blob, am I right?

The Splash isn’t a dildo I use to thrust with wild abandon. I squeeze around it, and with a vibe on my clit, I use short, minimal thrusts, because that’s all I need to devour its texture. The little ripples on the top of its head feel amazing going in and rubbing on my g-spot, and when inserted deeper, the drips feel fabulous. As is standard for Tantus dildos, the Splash is harness compatible and anal safe, and since it’s 100% silicone, it’s hygienic, and it can be boiled and sterilized.

My vag isn’t always in the mood to be Splashed. But when I  do get a sudden craving for its drippy texture, nothing else will satisfy. And I can now proudly say I am a texture slut, thanks to this gorgeous dildo. I <3 you, Tantus.

If you love textured toys, you need the Splash. If you’re not sure if you like texture or not and want to try something new, the Splash is amazing, and I bet you’ll like it. If you want to try out the same texture but aren’t sure about its size, you could try the smaller Splish. If you don’t like texture, the Splash probably isn’t for you, but Tantus has lots of other high quality, 100% silicone dildos to choose from!

Get Splash through the Grab Bag (they surprise you with a color!)

Don’t forget to use code PENNY at checkout for 15% off!

Thanks for sending me the Splash in exchange for my honest review, Tantus!


  1. it has a 1.75″ diameter 

Review: Vixen Creations Buck

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Y’all, I am in love. Simply put, Buck is perfection.

But let’s back up. First, let’s talk VixSkin. Vixskin is a dual density silicone from Vixen Creations (they’re located in Austin, btw!), and it’s unlike any other silicone I’ve ever felt. It’s super squishy with a hard core, and it’s incredibly detailed. It reminds me of the uber realistic materials I used to sell at the sex shop…except it’s 100% silicone and hygienic! I seriously want to meet and give major high fives to whoever created the recipe…it’s life changing. I recently got my first 3 VixSkin dildos: Buck, Tex, & Johnny, and Buck is my favorite.

Vixen Buck3Buck is girthy and veiny, with a 2″ pronounced head and ~6″ shaft, with a flared base. Its shaft starts at about 1.8″ below its head, and maxes out at a little over 2″ near its base. In use that translates to…perfection. Buck feels amazing thrusted shallowly, its head nudging on my g-spot, and it also feels fabulous thrusted deeper, its shaft providing a delicious stretch at my vaginal opening. Since it’s so squishy, I can thrust it wildly, but it’s also hard enough to feel intense. Did I mention its head? My g-spot adores it.

With eyes closed, Buck feels incredibly real, which makes it perfect for role-play and fantasy. In fact, I fell in love with my partner all over again when he asked me if I wanted him to use Buck on me while I gave him a blow job. Adam used to be my fave for threesome role-play…but Buck has taken over the throne. Adam feels great, but Buck feels more realistic. At first Buck’s look and prominent veins seemed a bit over the top to me, but after using Buck, I love everything about it. Never change, Buck!

Vixen Buck2Now I usually have at least one of my VixSkin dildos out on my desk so I can squeeze it in between writing. They’re so squishy–they’re like stress-cocks. When I first got my Vixskin dildos, someone tweeted at me about how I’d soon find that even cleaning them is fun, and it’s so true. Washing Vixskin is like giving soapy handjobs, and it’s fabulous.

I have zero complaints about Buck. At 2″, it will be too girthy for some, but for me, it’s perfect. I’ve heard VixSkin is more reactive to hybrid/silicone lubes, so I’d recommend sticking with water based, though I do that with all silicone toys to be safe anyways. Since it has a flared base, Buck is harness compatible and anal safe, and it can be easily cleaned with soap and water or boiled for 3 minutes.

Should you get Buck? Yes, I think you should. I am enamored. Buck es mi amor. If all of my dildos disappeared, Buck would be one of the first I’d replace… I shudder to think about that happening though. If you’re looking for an awesome realistic dildo with some girth, I definitely recommend Buck. My Buck is “vanilla,” and it also comes in caramel and chocolate.

Get Buck at SheVibe or directly from Vixen.

If Buck seems to big, Mustang is an awesome smaller VixSkin dildo. Want some VixSkin with balls? I also love Johnny.

Thanks Vixen Creations!

Review: BS Sport

The BS Sport

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

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!

Thanks SheVibe!

Review: Tantus Charmer

pennysblog_charmeUsually it annoys me when sex toys are described as “personal massagers” (I don’t use them to massage myself, I used them to fuck myself!) but in the case of the Tantus Charmer, I actually do feel like I’m giving my vagina a massage when I’m using it.

The Charmer is a 6.8″ long matte silicone dildo with ridges along its shaft and a 1.4″ max girth. Unlike the other two Tantus dildos I’ve tried so far (Adam & Flurry) which feature dual density silicone with a hard core, the Charmer’s silicone is soft and bendy, though it still has a firm feel.

When using the Charmer, I enjoy taking my time thrusting it and squeezing around its unique shape. The Charmer doesn’t throw my g-spot against the wall and fuck it (metaphorically speaking) like my other bigger and harder toys do– it’s gentle; it massages and teases. The Charmer’s sloping ridges caress my g-spot, awakening it slowly.

Since it’s flexible and not super girthy, the Charmer is a natural choice for a warm-up toy, and that’s how I use the Charmer most of the time. Sometimes the Charmer’s subtle stimulation is enough, but more often I find myself craving a more intense dildo to finish up with. When I do enjoy the Charmer by itself, it’s definitely a longer jack-off session, since it doesn’t have enough girth, curve, or a prominent head to make it a toy for a quick orgasm.

pennysblog_charmer2Originally I thought the Charmer wouldn’t be able to make me squirt because my g-spot loves the pressure that hard and/or girthy toys provide, but I have on occasion been able to ejaculate with the Charmer paired with my We-Vibe Tango. It’s definitely a toy that takes some build up though, not one that makes me feel like I might squirt immediately.

If you’re looking for an internal/g-spot or prostate dildo that isn’t super intense, the Charmer is a great option. Unlike dildos that have a prominent head sometimes do, the Charmer doesn’t catch on my pubic bone, and since its ridges are subtle, it’s ideal for gradual g-spot stimulation.

Since the Charmer has a flared based, it’s safe for anal play and can be paired with a harness. It’s actually the first dildo I’ve tried anally (with a condom*), and it’s fairly easy to insert. I still consider myself more of a butt plug enthusiast though, and I doubt I’ll use it anally much.

If you’re looking for a slim dildo for warm-up, a toy that provides pleasurable g-spot or prostate stimulation that’s not super intense, or just a toy to use to make sweet, slow love to yourself, then I recommend getting a Tantus Charmer. If you prefer girthier toys or need intense pressure and stimulation however, then you’d probably find the Charmer underwhelming.

Thanks Tantus for sending me the Charmer in exchange for my honest review and for making high quality, body-safe, bad ass silicone toys! You rock!

*Although silicone can be boiled, sterilized, and used both vaginally/anally, silicone can retain butt smells and even the idea of possible butt germs on toys I use vaginally turns me off, so condoms it is.

Review: Tantus Flurry O2

pennysblog_ontheroadCompanies like Tantus, a USA manufacturer of 100% pure non-porous silicone sex toys, are responsible for my love of dildos. After a gross experience with a jelly vibe, I was turned off of internal toys for years. Now, I want them all! (All of the good ones, of course.)

The first Tantus dildo I tried was Adam O2, which was love at first thrust, so I was super excited when Tantus sent me a package of toys that included the Flurry, another dildo from their O2 dual density line, which features a Super Soft™ squishy outside and a hard muscle core shaft, both made of 100% silicone. The Flurry has a flared based, so it can be used for harness and anal play, and it comes in Ice (blue) like mine, as well as Candy (pink) and Twilight (purple.)

Though the Flurry is from the same O2 line as Adam, the sensation it provides is unique. The Flurry isn’t curved, and its straight 7” shaft features two ridges on its head; the first is very prominent and the second is a little more subtle, but also stimulating. I love the way the Flurry’s ridges nudge and tug on my g-spot, and I enjoy both shallow and deeper thrusting with it.

If my Adam and Flurry were in a dildo quick-draw, the Adam would win, but I’m glad my life isn’t a western, and it doesn’t have to come to that. The way Adam curves underneath my g-spot, its girth providing intense pressure, is divine, but the Flurry’s bumps feel incredible as well, and since it’s slightly less girthy, it’s better for deeper and faster thrusting.  And used together, the Adam and Flurry make an incredible, unstoppable, squirt-inducing dildo-superhero duo. (If I can get my hands on a Cush, I suspect it may become a trio.)

The Flurry can be easily cleaned and sterilized by washing it with antibacterial soap and warm water, running it through the dishwasher (top shelf, no soap), by boiling it, or by using a 10% bleach solution. Since it’s made of silicone, you should only use a water based lube with this toy. Like all silicone toys, dust and hair clings to the Flurry, so it should be stored properly and washed before and after each use.

If you’re looking for a high quality dildo with a medium girth that provides unique stimulation, you should definitely try the Flurry O2—it’s hard yet squishy dual density silicone and ridges make it ideal for g-spot stimulation and thrusting.

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Thanks Tantus for sending me the Flurry in exchange for my honest review! 

Review: Crystal Twist

pennysblog_crystaltwist1The Crystal Twist, a spiral shaped dildo made of strong borosilicate glass with a sparkly Swarovski crystal in its base, is absolutely gorgeous. The Twist I have is the new version, which features an updated corkscrew design and color highlights that match the crystal– mine is cobalt blue/Heliotrope.

The Crystal Twist provides g-spot stimulation that feels completely different from any other toy I’ve tried, and that’s what I love about it. Although I was skeptical of how the design would work in use, somehow Crystal Delights made a toy that screws in just right. Its small tip makes it easy to insert, and as I twist it in, it rubs my g-spot. Once it’s in, it feels amazing to twist it back and forth quickly as well as in and out, and although it’s not meant for thrusting, I like to squeeze around it and tug on it gently as well.

The toy looks pretty intense, but to me it’s not—it’s just the right size (5″ insertable length & 1.5 width at its widest point), and the twist feels smooth and pleasurable but not overwhelming. I don’t need to warm up with another toy to use it (just a dab of Sliquid), and Jake can use it on me easily, as opposed to say the Pure Wand, which I love using on myself but don’t like him using on me since it’s so heavy and even painful if not angled how I like it.

Since it’s hand-crafted by Crystal Delights, aesthetic is also a big part of the appeal of this toy. Forget the vagazzle crap—why put rhinestones on your mound when you can have a Swarovski crystal sparkling between your legs…(not to mention, orgasms)?

The only issue I can think of with the Crystal Twist is its short length and base. It’s easy enough for me to twist it when it’s in, but for people who prefer longer handles for easy thrusting (or in this case, twisting), the base might not be sufficient. If this is the case, I would recommend the Spartacus MMXII Glass ‘Torch’ (something I’d like to try as well), which features a longer, double ended design with a Twist on one side and a beaded shaft on the other.

The Crystal Twist comes with a handmade protective pouch that wraps around the toy to protect it during storage and travel, and it features a tag with the name of the person who inspected it for quality before shipping.

pennysblog_crystaltwist2Although I recommend being very careful with your Crystal Twist or other Crystal Delights toy (because why risk damaging something so beautiful?) I must admit that while I was photographing my twist, in an absent minded moment it rolled off of a table that was about 2 & ½ feet high, and my Twist was completely unharmed—not a scratch or ding at all. Crystal Delights truly makes strong, sturdy glass toys, though they should be treated gently.

Generally, borosilicate glass toys can be cleaned by boiling or in the dishwasher, but since that could affect the embedded crystal, Crystal Delights toys should instead only be cleaned with soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or a 10% bleach solution. I use soap and water as well as an old toothbrush to get in the crevices around the crystal.

I love my Crystal Twist—it feels incredible, it’s handcrafted in the US from strong borosilicate glass, and it’s one of the most beautiful toys I’ve ever seen. I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for something with unique g-spot stimulation, if you love artistic, hand-crafted toys, or if you simply want to try something different. And if vaginal twisting isn’t your thing, Crystal Delights makes all kinds of other lovely goodies, like crystal butt plugs, straight crystal dildos, and the toy I’m coveting most right now, the pony tail plug.

*I won my Crystal Twist in an erotic photo competition & was not obligated to review it…but I wanted to share its awesomeness!

Review: Icicles No. 21

pennysblog_20130302_2705The Icicles No. 21 is a 8.5×1.25” glass dildo with a phallic head, a long, slightly curved shaft with flower detail, and a flared based. I chose the No. 21 to review for Pipedream with Toy Tuesday as well as my g-spot in mind, since glass is fun to photograph, and I saw potential in its pronounced head.

While I knew ahead of time that the No. 21 would probably feel pretty intense, I didn’t realize how intense. This is one of those toys that definitely requires a good amount of foreplay and lube to work for me, and I almost wanted to give up on it after the not so pleasant “pop” feeling the first time I inserted its hard, bulbous head. After I got used to it though, I discovered that the No. 21 does feel pretty amazing– when I get it at the right angle.

Stimulating my g-spot isn’t the only requirement I have for what I consider a successful dildo though— ease of use is equally important, and that’s where this toy is lacking.  Since I only need to insert it until right where the curve starts, I have to hold it on its shaft rather than on its base, which would be much easier to grip and handle. If it had more of a curved “C” shape, it probably wouldn’t feel too long since the handle would be curved towards me, but since it straightens out after the slight curve, it’s hard to hold. After a while my arm gets tired trying to keep the right angle and pressure, and I find myself craving the ease of stimulation that is the Pure Wand.

In hopes that I could enjoy the 21 without my arm getting tired, I had Jake try it on me with even less success. I definitely prefer using toys on myself in general, but since this one has such an intense head and also requires very specific angling to hit my g-spot, it was pretty much impossible to enjoy this way. Since the No. 21 has a flared base, it can be used safely for anal or strap on play, but I have no desire to use it for either and see it being potentially painful if misused.

Although it is a lovely toy, and I like the way the bulbous head feels on my g-spot when I can get it in the right position, I don’t recommend the No. 21 since its shape and length make it hard to hold for long masturbation sessions.  I’m also annoyed by its lack of a real protective storage case. If you’re going to sell delicate glass sex toys, you should include some kind of cover or case, not just a Styrofoam insert.

Like all glass toys, the Icicles No. 21 is hygienic, non-porous, and can be easily cleaned with soap and water or by running it through the dishwasher (on the top shelf with no soap or detergent.) Glass is also a good material for sensation play since it holds temperature well. To do this safely, place it in either warm or cold water for a few minutes (don’t put it in the freezer.)