To Protect and Serve Erotica eBook ReviewI love sexy stories. Every once in a while I fall into an erotica groove, and during these times that’s all I want to read. Strangely enough, I seem to get in these can’t-get-enough-smut moods at the beginning of summer.

I don’t know if it’s the warmer weather heating things up on all fronts or my brain automatically lapsing into slacker mode once the community pool opens, but what better way to spend a hot sunny day than lounging in the shade reading some fresh new erotica? Especially when it’s on my Kindle so I don’t have to worry about anyone else knowing what I’m reading.

About a month ago, up-and-coming erotica writer Giavanna Desiderare contacted me, wanting to know if I’d be interested in reading her story, To Protect and Serve. Since my dirty mind lacks any creativity and imagination of its own, I’m always up for new inspiration, so I readily agreed.

This story is about a career-driven policewoman named Lizzy. While her accomplishments at work are due to hard work and ambition, her colleagues suspect she traded sexual favors for those frequent promotions. This leaves Lizzy feeling somewhat isolated in her small town. Add to that the fact she spends all her time working, leaving little opportunity for romance or a sex life, and you have a powerful woman who is respected in the community but not particularly liked, with presumably very little sexual experience.

We do get a short glimpse of Lizzy’s sexual past during a flashback when she recalls losing her virginity to a distant cousin named Daynan one summer. As far as deflowering scenes go, it’s pretty short and to the point, but it provides the background for the present story line, as Lizzy must track down fugitive Daynan after he escapes from police custody. She knows where to find him, and their encounter soon escalates into a steamy sex scene.

While this particular piece of erotica is a bit on the raw side, it has potential. I hope the author continues writing about Lizzy, either with Daynan or other partners. To Protect and Serve seems like it should be part of a bigger story, and I would enjoy reading other snippets of Lizzy’s life, perhaps in a series of short story chronicles or something.

To Protect and Serve is currently available on in Kindle format, and Giavanna Desiderare also has an erotica blog at Giavanna’s Dirty Mind.

Tantus G-Spot Silicone DildoUnlike some of the more seasoned sex toy reviewers, I don’t have that much experience with Tantus products. So far I’ve only reviewed the Little Secret Kiss and Elements Delta, but they were enough to make me realize I definitely needed to get more Tantus in my life.

Not long after I reviewed the Ophoria Beyond No. 3, I decided to get a Tantus G-Spot silicone dildo, so this is a sex toy I’ve actually had for quite a while. I chose it primarily because it has a curved, bulbous tip like the Beyond No. 3, only the Tantus G-Spot is totally seamless. See! It CAN be done! Oh, and mine is a lovely pearly purple color, for those of you who like pretty sex toys. Sadly, my photos don’t do it justice.

Tantus G-Spot Silicone Dildo MeasurementsI totally forgot to take pictures of the box, but packaging for this product is the same as the other two Tantus sex toys I have: a thin plastic box with product information printed on the back and sides. Inside the box, both the dildo and accompanying bullet vibe are held in place by a clear molded tray. Not really useful for storage, so I recycled the packaging and keep my G-Spot dildo in a plastic bag.

Obviously designed for G-spot stimulation (so it’s also aptly named), this dildo is actually rather versatile. It has a flat base, making it harness compatible and safe for anal play, but it’s too top heavy to easily stand up on its own. There’s also a hole in the base to accommodate a small bullet vibe, which is included and ready to go with the dreaded watch batteries that power it.

Tantus G-Spot Silicone Dildo SizeHonestly, the vibrations from the bullet are too weak to do much for me by the time they’ve traveled through the silicone, but there’s no law against finding a stronger bullet that will fit in the base and using that instead. Just don’t forget to put a little water-based lube on the bullet so it will be easy to remove later.

I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to get a review posted, because I really do love this dildo. I first used it many, many months ago, and I’ve brought it out numerous times since then. It’s a great one for when I need to feel something inside me.

Like the Beyond No. 3, my Tantus G-Spot dildo just slips right into place, with the rounded head against my G-spot. While the silicone is too flexible for applying any kind of serious pressure there, the curved shape and bulbous head suit me very well, and it’s fantastic for thrusting.

Tantus G-Spot Silicone Dildo DimensionsAnother thing I like is the fairly prominent ridge or groove on the bottom half of the shaft. That’s about as far as I like to have this dildo inserted, and I can feel that ridge right around my vaginal opening as I thrust.

Also, since the silicone is nice and bendy, I can pull the base up against me and stimulate my vulva with the rest of the shaft. Or, I can keep the G-Spot dildo straight and use a clit vibe with it.

Tantus silicone is interesting because its surface has a silky kind of feel to it. There’s not much skin drag, yet for some reason I really go through the lube when using this dildo, regardless of the brand I’m using. Granted, it’s slightly larger than most of my insertable sex toys, and perhaps the friction from vigorous in-and-out thrusting just wipes the lube away. So far I’ve haven’t tried any textured Tantus toys, and now I really want to as I’m having a hard time imagining how ripples and nubs made from such smooth silicone feels.

Nasstoys Twilite Wand Massager Vibrator ReviewSometimes products exceed my expectations. This was definitely the case with the Twilite Wand massager I received from Nasstoys. It wasn’t something I sought out. A rep from the company offered to let me host a giveaway for one, and as a thank you they sent me my own Twilite Wand to keep.

At first glance it looked to me like just another novelty-grade vibrator. I’m not a fan of the Pepto Bismol pink hard plastic (they also come in black, for the record), but as I’ve mentioned before I don’t pay a lot of attention to what my sex toys look like while I’m using them, so that’s a petty gripe. I also thought it was an odd shape, and it takes those C batteries, which I rarely have on hand because most stuff takes either AA or AAA batteries. But it’s waterproof, and not many wand massagers are.

I’m not one to let a new sex toy go unused for long. Curiosity always wins, and I want to know what it feels like–just in case it’s better than anything else I’ve ever used, because every once in a while that does happen. Granted, I didn’t have very high expectations to begin with, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Twilite Wand, even though it only has 3 settings: 2 speeds of constant vibration that are powerful and of a deep, rumbly quality, and a pulse pattern that I can take or leave.

For a while this vibe lived in my bathroom cabinet because I often used it in the shower. But then it got moved during a massive cleaning-and-throwing-out-session. I knew that I wanted to keep it, and since it’s made from hard plastic, it would be nearly impossible to tear up for a What’s Inside Wednesday post, so I stashed it in my sex toy drawer. There it managed to migrate to the very back of the drawer, out of sight and mind for many months, forgotten.

A couple of weeks ago, I was rummaging through the drawer looking for something else entirely, and my Twilite Wand rolled into view, so I ended up using that instead. A change is as good as a rest, you know, and I needed something for a Follow-Up Friday post this month. So, without further preamble, here are my thoughts on Nasstoy’s Twilite Wand Massager.

  • While the Twilite Wand is not the most discreetly sized vibe, it’s smaller and more convenient than the Hitachi Magic Wand, and the Hustler Mini Mistress. Especially since there’s no cord and it’s waterproof.
  • There aren’t any attachments available for this wand, and with its wide rounded head, I’m not sure the design will even allow for them. That’s a downside for those who need internal stimulation.
  • The Twilite Wand’s motor does make some noise, but it’s nothing compared to the loud Hitachi racket.
  • The single button control is squishy and a bit clicky, but it’s super easy to find and press.
  • The shape and design doesn’t scream “I AM A SEX TOY!” or anything, but I think nowadays most folks know what a “massager” is and what many women do with them.
  • I still don’t understand why it has to be spelled this way. Neither does my spell check.
  • While the vibrations aren’t as strong as the Hitachi on high, they’re more rumbly and I think certainly enough to do the job for most people.

So, the bottom line is that I’m glad I have this vibe in my arsenal. I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to acquire another Twilite Wand when/if this one breaks, but for what it is, it does the job well and is very affordable.

Small egg vibrator in the shape of hummingbird.Babeland originally sent me this sex toy to review, and they called it a Blue Bird Bullet. But according to the packaging and other adult toy stores, it’s actually Sophia’s Fluttering Hummer. Personally, I prefer the name Blue Bird Bullet.

This was one of–if not the–first bullet I reviewed after I started this blog. I reviewed quite a few bullets that summer. I was trying to get my hands on as many sex toys as possible so I could post lots of reviews, and back then I recall really liking this little vibe. It’s different to the typical hard plastic bullet–I mean, it IS essentially just a hard plastic bullet, but it’s encased in a bird-shaped sleeve.

Soft squishy material like this, especially any long, thin appendages, tends to flutter when vibration travels through it. The tip of the nose/beak on this bird is capable of some intense pinpoint clitoral stimulation. The wings spread out nicely to stimulate the labia, and if all else fails, you can flip the bird over and use its back as a regular bullet. Well, one that’s covered with a squishy sleeve, that is.

As other bullets and vibrators arrived to be played with and reviewed, my Blue Bird Bullet got stashed away with a few other toys that weren’t frequent flyers. When I do a sex toy cull I have three piles: use, store, and tear up. This bullet has been in storage since the first round of What’s Inside Wednesday posts, so I knew I needed to dig it out and see if it’s worth keeping.

Turns out it’s not, so the next time I have a sex toy demolition party, this one will be first up on the chopping block. But to be useful, and fair, I should tell you why.

  • The material is a lint magnet and has a lot of skin drag. I understood the bird to be made from TPR, but on some websites it’s listed as jelly. Either way, it’s certainly not my material of choice.
  • This thing is a bastard to clean and keep clean. Everything sticks to the surface, and thanks to the wire connecting the bird with its battery pack, Blue Bird Bullet isn’t waterproof.
  • I said in my original review this vibe was powerful, and I’m sure back then I thought it was. It’s strong enough to get the job done, but I was underwhelmed when I played with it recently. Except for the tip of the beak on my clit. That’s intense. But My We-Vibe Touch can do that, as well as be waterproof, more powerful, and rechargeable.
  • I’ve become a sex toy snob. Seriously. I’m to the point where I really don’t want to have to keep buying batteries to run cheap sticky toys when I have rechargeable vibes I like much more.
  • I need the storage space back. Okay, this little bullet doesn’t take up that much room, but it’s still “adult novelty” junk, and I’d rather have, say… a We-Vibe Tango or maybe even a Fun Factory Yooo in its place.

I can’t wait to tear this one up.

Lady Calston Mini 4-Play Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyI unearthed my Lady Calston Mini 4-Play when I did that sex toy cull earlier this year. I remember winning this compact rabbit vibe in a giveaway, and being the fan of dual stimulators that I am, I really liked it. I hated that it took size N batteries, but for what it is, it does a good job, and thanks to the interchangeable clit stimulator tips, there’s a little variety.

But once I got my Fun Factory Bimini Flash, which is a very similar and far superior vibe, I didn’t use my Lady Calston anymore. Bimini Flash is rechargeable, so no hunting down N size batteries. Bimini Flash is also a compact rabbit-style vibe and waterproof, plus it’s made from silicone. Mini 4-Play is rubber or TPR or something that’s technically phthalate free but has mega skin drag and feels cheap. With no real reason to keep it, I decided to see what’s inside my Mini 4-Play.

The sheath covering the shaft slipped off easily enough, and it brought the wee bullet inside the bunny arm with it. My pliers weren’t long enough to reach down into the plastic handle, so I had to tear it up a bit first. There was a metal piece that was easy to remove, and then a screw that turned the control dial, but once I got it unscrewed the bottom of the handle popped off revealing a spring and wire.

Getting to the shaft motor wasn’t that hard, but it took me a few minutes to tear off the lid. Inside, the motor was wrapped in some kind of thin foam, and the wire was held in place by clear tape, of all things. Once I got the shaft motor unwrapped, I could really smell machine oil, so at least its gears were well lubricated. I had to snap off the wee nubby tip at the end of rotating stick/arm to remove a plastic cap covering the gears.

Lady Calston Mini 4-Play Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyI tried getting the wee bullet motor out, but it was wedged too tightly in the casing. I gave up after breaking one of the small screwdrivers I was using in my attempt to pry it out. I couldn’t bear to part with the clit tips, though. They’re just too cute, especially the little bunny, so they’re now my pen/pencil toppers.

The Lady Calston Mini 4-Play is one of the cheapest rabbit-style vibes you can find, with currently selling it for $17.22. It’s not made from the nicest material, and you’ll soon spend more than the purchase price buying those freaking N size batteries,  but I had some good times (and orgasms) with it.

I posted more pictures on Photobucket, and the video below documents the dismantling.

Lust: Erotic Fantasies For Women Book Erotica AnthologyI love to read, and sometimes I need material that’s a little more explicit and titillating than my usual literary fiction. I think erotica is often best enjoyed in short story format, which is why I requested a copy of Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women from to review. Edited by Violet Blue and published by Cleis Press, the stories in this paperback showcase various sexy scenarios all keeping with the lust theme.

Lust contains an introduction by the editor, 17 erotic short stories, as well as “About the Authors” and “About the Editor” sections. All of the stories are well written and have convincing characters, with a variety of personalities and perspectives. Many of the stories focus on heterosexual couples, and there are some featuring lesbian, bisexual, and group sex. If you’re looking for anything more extreme than some spanking and BDSM then most of the stories might be too tame for you, but the sex is consistently hot throughout.

Lust: Erotic Fantasies For Women Book Erotica AnthologyRather than summarize each story, I’d rather highlight my favorites.

“Golden Hand” is the first story in the book, and it’s about an anonymous encounter between a horny female pickpocket and her target. When she slips her hand down his pocket to grab what she thought was a wallet, they both get a thrill on the subway ride. I loved this one because it’s a scenario I never would have considered, and the author does a great job of giving us a glimpse into each character’s mind.

Following that is “Ripe Fruit” about some juicy summer fun between a college student and the hot actor who visits the produce stand she’s running. It took me a few pages to get into this one because it involves overripe fruit, and I don’t think sticky sweet goo is all that sexy. But, the characters have such chemistry, and I could appreciate the whole literary symbolism of ripe fruit and sex. It is a fantasy, after all, and once I realized that worrying about the possibility of her getting a raging yeast infection was pointless, I was able to really enjoy the story.

“Coffee Shop Boy” is another favorite, about two coffee shop regulars, and it appeals to my romantic side. Thanks to the author writing from both perspectives, we know what the characters think and their desire for each other, which helps to build up the anticipation and sexual tension. This one ends just a touch on the sappy side, which isn’t what I was expecting, but the sex in it is still dang hot.

I loved “Moving” because the characters were so real, and there’s a lot going on in such a brief story. I also love it because not just twenty-somethings have hot sex, and as this one proves, erotic stories don’t have to be about young people. It focused on a mature man and woman in the process of moving, both literally and figuratively, and desire brings them together. It’s also a moving story (sorry, but it is, and I couldn’t resist).

Of course “Satisfaction Guaranteed” would make my list of favorites because it takes place in a sex toy shop! A shy customer gets some hands-on help from a forward salesman. I found his sex toy knowledge and ability very sexy, and I’m all for women exploring their sexuality in as many ways as they wish. This story reminded me of that hot scene in One Size Fits All when the shop assistant goes above and beyond the call of duty when he “helps” a customer in the dressing room.

You can get Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women from They have a great selection of books and DVDs, both educational titles and erotica, as well as stream-to-own, download, and pay-by-minute options for adult movies and video. Gift Card Sex Toys Adult StoreToday is the 2nd anniversary of this blog. I’m not going to ramble on and on about how much I’ve learned since I started reviewing sex toys, except to say that I still have a lot more to learn, but I usually find that’s pretty much true about everything in life.

To celebrate this milestone, I’m hosting a giveaway, and Babeland has generously offered a $25 eGift Card as a prize. In case you haven’t been to lately, they recently launched a redesigned website that’s easy to navigate with quick view and search options to help you find the sex toys and adult products you’re looking for.

Nearly two years ago I started this blog. I didn’t have a vision for it or anything. I just really like sex toys, and this seemed like a fun way to talk about them. Since then, I’ve learned a lot while watching sex toys move into the mainstream and become more generally accepted.

Still, not everybody has a helpful adult shop nearby, so online shopping is often the best option. EdenFantasys carries a huge variety of adult products, and they’re always adding new stuff. In addition to an impressive selection of lube, vibrators, dildos, and bondage gear, you can find anything that helps you feel sexy. Recently I’ve seen quite a lot of new lingerie added, and they now sell some seriously awesome bath and body care products. I appreciate the detailed information posted on every product page, as well as links to reviews of the products. This is incredibly helpful when shopping online, as the more you can find out about a product, the better. Some items might even have video reviews so you can hear the vibration patterns or see how squishy the material is.

I get sex toys from EdenFanatsys by either accepting a product as a review assignment, or by saving up my gift cards and EdenPoints until I have enough to get what I want. This allows me to try a lot of different products, which in turn results in more reviews posted here. And more orgasms.

LELO Tor II sex toy vibrating cock ringI’ll be honest and admit that I’m not a fan of cock rings, vibrating or otherwise. Those disposable ones you find on the condom aisle might be an affordable way to try something like this out, but I personally require more than a single speed of weak vibrations intermittently coming into contact with my vulva.

LELO Tor II sex toy vibrating cock ringI need consistent and strong vibrations on my clitoris, preferably from a sturdy, powerful sex toy that won’t break or move away when I grind against it. Basically, I want something that will magically transforms a real penis into a dual stimulator.

Usually with sex toys you get what you pay for, so logically a higher quality cock ring might work better. But I’m hesitant to spend money (or gift cards, whatever) on something I’m not convinced I’ll like for a body part that I don’t even have. I’m so horribly cheap that way, you see, which is pretty much why this blog exists.

When cock rings have been on offer as review products, I just didn’t request them, opting instead for an actual dual stimulator or some other sex toy designed for women. But LELO recently revamped their Tor luxury cock ring and contacted me about receiving one to try. While a some of their newer products have been disappointing, I was game to try this one, hoping that it might change my opinion on cock rings. Or at the very least produce strong enough vibrations to get me off.

LELO Tor II sex toy vibrating cock ring packagingLELO products are well packaged, as you would expect from a luxury product line, and Tor II comes in the typical LELO black box. Despite the photo on the outer box being of a green Tor II, and the box itself saying that it contained a green Tor II, there was a black Tor II inside the box I received. Maybe black is the new green? It doesn’t really matter, because I honestly don’t care what color my sex toys are. I don’t tend to look at them that much when they’re in use, and I have to keep them all tucked away out of sight when they’re not.

LELO Tor II sex toy vibrating cock ringMany lesser cock rings are made from sticky TPR, but Tor II is that lovely, velvety silicone that feels so soft. It’s also nice and stretchy. Tor II is powered by a multi-speed (with patterns) motor that’s rechargeable and reported to be considerably stronger than the original Tor. I don’t have one of those to test the theory, but it’s certainly way stronger than any bullet on a cock ring I’ve had experience with. It’s not as powerful as my Siri, but then again, it’s also a lot smaller.

Tor II has two buttons, one on either side of the bullet. The + button turns the vibe on and increases the power/changes the vibration setting, and the – button decreases the speed or turns the motor completely off when you press and hold it a few seconds. The + and – symbols are raised, but the buttons themselves are slightly recessed, and while that keeps the design sleek and tidy, it also makes them a little tricky to find and press while the cock ring is in use, especially with slick fingers. There are 6 speeds of constant vibration, starting out nice and rumbly but getting slightly buzzier at the faster speeds. The motor really is quiet, though, which is wonderful.

To access the patterns, press and hold the + button until the vibe is going at top speed, then let go. Press and hold the + button again, and that takes it to patterns mode. Keep pressing the + button to cycle through the settings. There’s a busy signal pulse, a short-sharp pulse, a revving pulse, a roller coaster pulse with a gentle escalation in power, and then a random, impossible-to-describe pulse. I pretty much stick with the constant vibration speeds.

LELO Tor II sex toy vibrating cock ringThe charging cable plugs into a hole by the – button. There’s a tiny light that flashes when it’s charging. The user’s manual says that this light is red while charging and then turns white once it’s fully charged. Also, I think the light is supposed to emit a steady glow. The light on my Tor II is more of an amber color, and it flashes. Either way, it still works fine, so I’m not worried about it.

I haven’t timed how long a charge lasts because I usually plug my rechargeable toys in to top up their charge after each use (once I’ve cleaned them). I can tell you that I’ve had the motor on my Tor II running continuously for a little over an hour and didn’t notice any decrease in power.

LELO Tor II sex toy vibrating cock ring on an Icicles glass dildoThe first few times I used this cock ring, I didn’t have immediate access to a penis, so I got out a few of my non-vibrating dildos to put it on. The cool thing about doing this is that the vibrations travel, and depending on the dildo’s material (I guess it’s a density thing?) you might be able to really feel the vibrations internally, thereby possibly turning your favorite dildo into a dual stimulation sex toy. The silicone is stretchy enough that Tor II can easily be fitted onto the base of my Icicles No. 9, but I prefer to just have it on the shaft, where it slides freely up and down so I can adjust its position.

While Tor II is undoubtedly the nicest cock ring I’ve ever used, on a real penis there’s still the issue of the vibrating part only coming into contact with me on the “in” thrust, then it gets pulled back away. This might be fun for those who enjoy teasing, but by the time I have a penis inside me, I’m pretty much done with the teasing phase and want consistent stimulation.

In order to achieve that with a cock ring, the penis has to be all the way inside me and stay there. That’s not really an enhancement to intercourse, in my opinion. It’s more like letting a penis hold my clit vibe in place. Even then, the vibrating part doesn’t reach my clitoris very well. I can feel the vibrations radiating out from the cock ring, but forget about any kind of pinpoint stimulation.

I know there are men and women who love cock rings. I’m just not one of them. Call me a control freak, but I’d rather use a hand-held clit vibe during sex and have it consistently be where I need it rather than struggling with getting the vibrating part of a cock ring to hit the right spot during the brief moments it comes into contact with me. Don’t get me wrong, the Tor II is a high quality sex toy and works just as it should, so for those who enjoy cock rings and want to treat themselves to a little luxury, this is one to check out.

LELO Siri luxury vibrator sex toyAs I mentioned in my LELO Tor II review, I like powerful, rumbly, and consistent vibrations on my clitoris. Out of all the clit vibes I’ve reviewed thus far, the LELO Siriis my current favorite. It beats the LayaSpot because it’s stronger and rechargeable, and even though Siri isn’t waterproof, I still prefer it to my MiMi because its buttons are so much easier to find and press than those tiny, overly-firm buttons on MiMi.

Siri fits nicely in my hand, is small enough to use during intercourse, and I love the velvety silicone covering the business end. Not only does Siri have multiple speeds of constant vibration, but you can also adjust the intensity within the vibration patterns. But the really good news is that is letting me give one away! That’s right, one lucky reader will win a pretty pink LELO Siri.

Entering to win is easy, thanks to the Rafflecopter widget posted below. Giveaway starts now and runs until March 26, 2012. Winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries and notified via email. Good luck!