Pictured: Minna Limon (stay tuned for my review for Burlesque Toy Shop!)
Right now Burlesque Toy Shop is an online-only sex shop, offering a carefully curated collection of body-safe, non-toxic toys. I had the pleasure of meeting founder Grace Love at Catalyst Con last year, and I was very impressed with her passion for providing the best, safest, and sexiest products.
Now with our help, Burlesque Toy Shop plans to spread this passion to their first brick and mortar boutique in Philadelphia on November 1, 2014.
Why should you support Burlesque Toy Shop’s campaign?
By supporting Burlesque Toy Shop, you’ll be supporting the proliferation of sex-positive businesses that actively promote non-toxic toys, sexual health, education and body-confidence.
If you’re in the greater Philadelphia area, you’ll have access to their new sex positive boutique, which means not only sexy shopping but also on-site sex education classes as well as a staff of sex educators at your disposal.
Even if you’re like me and don’t live anywhere near Philly, having a brick and mortar store means Burlesque Toy Shop will have the inventory space and flexibility to offer more unique items–which means a wider selection of products for all of us!
In addition to the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get from supporting an independent, sex positive business, there are a bunch of awesome perks as thanks for donating, including the Lelo Mona 2 for a $99 donation (a $139 value!), custom hand-typed erotic poetry, gift cards, blog sponsorships, burlesque lingerie, and more!
Learn more about Burlesque Toy Shop and their Indiegogo campaign and join in here! If you want to support the campaign but don’t have the funds right now, show your support by tweeting about it, posting about it on your blog, or sharing it on other social media, using these hashtags: #IndiegogoBurlesque #BrickAndMorter #Indiegogo #TeamBurlesque.
I’m also really excited to announce that you can now see my Top Toy Picks at Burlesque Toyshop on my new landing page–check it out!
As always, if you have any questions or want me to help you decide on the right toy, email me at pennyforyourdirtythoughts [at] gmail [dot] com!
This week is also #analweek over at Burlesque Toyshop, so you can get 20% off with code analweek!
That means you can get some of my favorite toys for cheap, like the Bootie for $28, Crystal Delights Plug for $52, Adam for $86.50, and the Romp for $88, the Magic Wand for $44, the Tango for $64 and more!
To enter the giveaway, just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck everyone!
*Burlesque ToyShop will handle shipping out the Romp to the winner. (Burlesque ToyShop is no longer in business.)
The Romp is my new favorite butt plug. It surpasses my other faves like the comfortable Bootie, the filling Ryder, and even my beautiful Crystal Delights plug. It’s truly as amazing as Epiphora made it sound in her review, which is what led me to trying it.
The Romp is my first wooden sex toy, and it’s made by NobEssence, a supplier of premium hand-sculpted organic wooden toys that’s been around since 2005. It comes in various wood types; mine is made of Yellow Heart, an exotic wood usually from Brazil. Like all NobEssenece toys, it’s hand finished and sealed with Lubrosity, a smooth, impermeable body-safe polymer coating. It’s 3.5 insertable inches long and 1.5” at its widest point.
I don’t really know how to describe the Romp’s shape, so I’ll just say that it’s perfect-for-butts. Its tip is easy to insert, and once I get past its widest point, my butt sucks it in, and it stays in place like that’s it’s job. It doesn’t require as much lube as silicone toys—a little bit of Sassy is perfect. I’ve tried it both ways but prefer wearing the Romp with the handle pointing up towards my back.
Once it’s in, the Romp is comfortable, but I’m definitely aware it’s there, and it’s fun to squeeze and clench around, and the handle is great for tugging on. Although I thought it might be weird to sit with, it doesn’t get in the way, even when I tried sitting on hard wood. Though it’s comfortable, I can definitely feel the handle between my cheeks when walking around, so I don’t think I’d wear it out in public.
The other way I use the Romp, during vaginal sex, is in a word, intense. Especially at first, the pressure and added stimulation from the Romp is like whoa, and I find myself wondering if it’s too much, but it’s not, and before long I’m used to it and it’s amazing. The Romp doesn’t poke Jake or get in the way during sex, and it doesn’t escape my butt even during mega-orgasms.
I tried the Romp vaginally before using it as a butt plug, but the handle is too short, and I can’t really move it around to stimulate my g-spot. I think with a longer handle the shape would be promising, so I’d love to get my hands on the Intrigue at some point. I’ve read about people who like using the Romp as a kegel excerciser, so that’s also a possibility.
The Romp shouldn’t be boiled, but it can be easily cleaned and sterilized with non-abrasive soap and water and or a wipe down with a 10% bleach or alcohol solution. The wood doesn’t seem to retain butt smells (unlike silicone toys), which is awesome.
The Romp is so awesome that I literally had a nightmare that it got ruined because someone took sandpaper to it or something, and I was inconsolable, no joke. It was horrible. I wouldn’t wish a ruined Romp on anyone.
So, should you get the Romp? Yes, you should, ASAP. It’s a pricey toy, but it’s worth it. It’s gorgeous, comfortable, and its shape is amazing. If my nightmare had come true, and some sick, heartless person maliciously ruined my Romp, I’d buy another one stat. I kind of want to get another one with a different type of wood, but that seems excessive (plus, now I want to try all the NobEssence toys.) The Romp could be too big for anal beginners or too small for someone accustomed to much larger toys, but I’m having trouble imagining anyone not liking it.
Thanks Burlesque ToyShop (now closed) for sending me the Holy Grail of butt plugs to review! See all of my photos and posts with the Romp here.