As fun as it to take inconspicuous, funny, or clever sex toy images for Toy With Me Tuesday, this week I feel like sharing a simple, sexy one. So here’s me, using some of my toys, from my point of view…
Today while I was rummaging in my closet for toys/ideas for Toy With Me Tuesday, I discovered that my Evolved Lucky 13 Silicone Vibrator almost perfectly matched some new wedges I bought in Barcelona. Inspired by a “Shoe Porn” video my friend made awhile back, I decided to shoot a series of erotic shoe images. Let me know which are your favorites!
I received a free Evolved Anguilla Travel Vibe at a product knowledge seminar and was excited to try it out because I have been looking for a new petite waterproof toy for travel. The Anguilla is a small pink 4.25” by 1” waterproof vibrator made of smooth body safe, non porous ABS plastic that is flat on one side and ridged on the other. The toy takes 1 AA battery, has 2 speeds, and is controlled by a push button at its base. The Anguilla comes in a cylindrical plastic package that is useful for storing or travel.
I tried the Anguilla in the shower with a silicone lube, and although I liked the way the smooth material felt against my clit, the vibration was too weak for my taste. I was disappointed by both the low and high speed and ended up finishing myself off with my fingers instead.
Although I didn’t enjoy this toy, I know from working at a sex store that every person’s sexual preferences differ, so someone else might enjoy this toy. If you are very sensitive and prefer a light tickle vibration, then you could give this toy a try. If you like moderate to strong vibration, don’t buy this toy because you will end up frustrated and dissatisfied. I would say that the light vibration on this toy would be more ideal for anal play, but since the toy is small and doesn’t have a flared base, it is not a safe choice to use for internal anal play.
If you do buy this toy, is it easy to maintain; you can use either soap and water or a mild toy cleaner (without alcohol) to wash it. It is both water based and silicone lube friendly. It is also waterproof, but make sure you screw the base on tightly before water play or cleaning. As with all Evolved toys, it comes with a 1 year warranty, so hold on to your receipt in case you need to send it back to Evolved for a replacement. As with all toys, be sure to clean it before and after each use and to remove the batteries.
Since this toy definitely didn’t fulfill my needs, my search for the perfect petite travel companion continues…
Silicone is an awesome material for toys because it is extremely hygienic because it’s non-porous (meaning germs etc. can’t build up inside the material), and it’s soft and smooth, yet firm and flexible. It can also endure extreme temperatures (so you can boil it to kill germs if it doesn’t have an attached motor,) and it warms quickly to your body.
Silicone lube has quite a following as well because it never loses its slick, slippery feel. It doesn’t get sticky and tacky like water based lube can, you only need a small amount, you don’t have to keep reapplying it, and it’s great for water or anal play, among other things.
So instinctively you’d think, well I’ll just use silicone lube with silicone toys then because of their super awesomeness, but unfortunately, if you use silicone lube with your favorite silicone toy, chances are the toy/lube will start to sort of melt and mesh together, creating a big mess and a ruined toy (and silicone toys are expensive!)
However, I recently learned a tip at a product knowledge seminar: you can use certain silicone toys with certain silicone lubes. In particular, you can use Evolved & Tantus silicone toys with System Jo silicone lubes (it has something to do with the quality of the silicone in the materials.)
I decided to test out this claim at home with some of the free sample products I received and was delighted to find it’s true. I used the Evolved Lucky 13 Roulette vibe with Jo Premium Cool, and they work well together. Both products are great for shower play because the Lucky 13 is waterproof (as are all Evolved toys), the silicone lube never lost the slippery feel even under water, and the cooling effect felt great in contrast to the warm water.
The only disadvantage to using these toys together was that the cleanup afterwards took a few minutes longer than normal. At first I tried just using soap and warm water like I usually do, but the silicone did not come off easily, so I squirted Jo foaming toy cleaner on a towel and wiped down the toy a few times and then used the soap and water as well, and that worked out fine.
So, for all you silicone lovers out there, I hope this little tip helps; it sure helped me!