Denma Pinky Wand Massager Vibrator Sex Toy ReviewThe first compact wand-style massager I reviewed was the Denma Lady by Mode Design, makers of the Paris Style vibe and an impressive selection of male masturbation toys. I recently featured my Denma Lady, or what was left of it, in a What’s Inside Wednesday post because I broke the head off. I’ve mentioned before that I’m very clumsy, and I think I maybe enjoyed it a little too much the last time I used it.

Well, the nice people at QueenCatAdultToys.com sent me a Denma Pinky, which is a newer model, as a replacement. This one is also waterproof, but unlike the Denma Lady, Denma Pinky is rechargeable via USB, which is awesome because I love rechargeable vibes. Also, Denma Pinky doesn’t have any vibration patterns, but it does offer four speeds of constant vibration.

Denma Pinky Wand Massager Sex Toy Review Dimensions MeasurementsThe packaging is a thin plastic box, and nearly everything is written in Japanese, but it’s easy to figure this vibe out with no instructions. Inside the box is the vibe, charging cable, and a black storage pouch made from a thin, almost mesh-like fabric.

To charge it up, twist off the cap on the handle to expose the port where the charging cable plugs into the vibe. Then just connect the other end to your USB source of choice, and wait. The keypad turns red while it’s charging, and then after a while (I didn’t bother timing it) the light goes off, presumably when it’s fully charged.

To turn the Denma Pinky on, press and hold the power button a few seconds. This keeps it from accidentally getting bumped on when traveling or while being stored. The power button will light up, letting you know the power is on. To start the motor, just press the + button (now all buttons are lit up). To increase the speed, hit the + again, or to decrease speed press the – button. Pushing the power button turns the motor off.

Denma Pinky Wand Massager Vibrator Sex Toy ReviewThe vibrations aren’t very rumbly, but they’re not too buzzy, either. The slowest setting is great for getting things going, then I prefer the middle two speeds. At top speed the motor sounds more high-pitched and faster, while not feeling any stronger, if that makes sense. At the lower two speeds this vibe is fairly quiet, but the motor definitely becomes more audible at the higher settings.

Denma Pinky Wand Massager Vibrator Sex Toy ReviewThe neck on this vibe is just as bendy as the neck on Denma Lady, so this is a great choice for those who like a flexible head on their wand-style massages and don’t care about pulse patterns. Since I like to grind against my toys, I would definitely prefer a stiffer neck. Denma Pinky’s head is covered by a silky-smooth silicone sleeve, which feels awesome.

I really like the handy size, and I prefer the shape of Denma Pinky’s handle to the one on Denma Lady. It’s not as wide so it fits better in my hand, and a flat base means this vibe can stand up on its own. Also, I don’t feel the vibrations very much in the handle. This is definitely an advantage for those who don’t like numb hands, but the bendy neck means that I sometimes have to hold the head in place, and I can definitely feel the vibrations in my hand then.

As far as I know, Mode Design products are only available in the U.S. through QueenCatAdultToys.com. Retailers and distributors interested in these sex toys should contact them for more information.

Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women book

Front Cover

Babeland sent me The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women by Mikaya Heart to review an embarrassingly long time ago. Really, I should have had this review posted way before now, but the book took me ages to finish–not because it’s boring or unpleasant to read, as it’s actually quite insightful and well written. It’s just that I thought I’d get it read over the holidays, since that’s when I tend to do a lot of reading. Unfortunately, I neglected to consider that I usually read on my Kindle, and this isn’t the sort of book cover I can flash open just any time I feel like perusing a few chapters.

Published by Cleis Press, The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women has 248 pages, a forward by Violet Blue, a comprehensive list of resources, information about safer sex, and a helpful questionnaire in the appendices, as well as an index. I note the presence of an index because for me the lack of one is often a deal breaker. I like to be able to find the information I’m looking for quickly and easily, and a few times I’ve been seriously disappointed in what was otherwise a fantastic book, only to find that nobody bothered to include an index.

Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women book

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There are 11 chapters covering the subject of female orgasm from just about every angle imaginable, starting with what the author defines as the facets of sexual play (communication, laughter, and acceptance of diversity) before moving on to the basics of  anatomy, and then covering other topics like masturbation, the many ways orgasms can be experienced (namely physically, energetically, and spiritually), early sexual experiences, and relationships. The later chapters focus on penetration, G-spot stimulation, female ejaculation, fisting, and anal sex.

The information contained in this book is useful, accurate, and presented well. From the beginning Heart does her best to debunk the myth of a “definitive orgasm” by citing facts and research, and throughout the book there are quotes from women describing their various experiences relating to orgasm. I think the author is trying to demonstrate the many different ways women can orgasm, and the diverse range of feelings and sensations associated with their arousal and orgasm. The bottom line here is that everybody orgasms their own way, and there’s no such thing as a wrong way to have an orgasm. This should be reassuring to women who find that their sexual experiences don’t quite match what they’ve read, seen, or heard should be happening.

Heart stresses the importance of masturbation as a way of tuning into and learning your own body so that you’re more able to communicate your needs to your partner. While she does mention the use of sex toys and vibrators as useful tools to help a woman achieve orgasm and/or experience different kinds of stimulation, she recommends touching yourself with your own hands so that you can truly feel what your body is doing and how it responds.

If you’re looking for a guide that gives you an exact scientific or more formulaic method for achieving orgasm (e.g., “stimulate clitoris in a circular motion for X minutes”) then this isn’t that book. Sure, there are plenty of useful tips, suggestions, and techniques, but the focus is more on letting go, learning about your body, communicating with your partner, and doing what feels good to you in order to attain sexual satisfaction. I did find the sections on Tantra and Kundalini very helpful, as well as the information on using breath and meditation. Personality-wise, I’m someone who has very little patience, and those are techniques I’ve started to explore, in the hope that such exercises will improve my life overall, not just sexually.

I think this book is a great place to start for women who are looking to improve their sex life, whether they already have orgasms or not. Healing and recovering from bad early sexual experiences and abuse is also addressed throughout the book, and I think the author really wants every women to have the ability to enjoy her body and sex life to the fullest, regardless of background and cultural expectations. Even those who have already let all that baggage go and know about the importance of communication, being in the moment, and allowing our bodies to do what they do could pick up some useful tips and information. There’s always more to learn.

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyI remember the first time I saw an Evolved Dream Maker rabbit vibe. It was many month ago at the local porn store, where they had a big display stand full of Evolved products. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular at the time, but I’d already tried a couple of Evolved toys and really liked them. The sales associate pointed out a pink Dream Maker Lunar Rabbit to me, raving on about how it had like 600+ functions.

Since said sales associate was a guy, I doubt he had any first hand experience using it, but maybe he just assumed a lone woman roaming around the sex toys section of an adult book store would want a pink rabbit.

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyI didn’t buy that Dream Maker Lunar Rabbit, even though I was seriously curious about all the different functions, and back then I rarely encountered a dual stimulation vibe I didn’t like. Instead, I filed it away on my mental wish list and resolved to see if I could get one for free to review. As luck would have it, good things do come to those who wait, because included in my care package from Evolved was a Dream Maker vibe!

It wasn’t the pink Lunar Rabbit. Even better, it was a model I hadn’t seen before called the Nocturnal Emission. Aside from being purple, it also differs from the Lunar Rabbit in that it has spinning disks in place of rotating beads or pearls. That’s definitely something unique, and I love trying new stuff.

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyJust so you know, there are actually 4 different Dream Makers. In addition to the 2 already mentioned, there’s a purple Heavenly Dolphin, which is similar to the Lunar Rabbit and has rotating beads, but the shaft curves towards the top. And then there’s the Night Cap, which is pink and has spinning disks like my Nocturnal Emission, but instead of having a tapered, slightly curved tip, it’s a more realistic phallic shape.

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyI’m willing to bet all these Dream Makers come in the same metal box with a hinged plastic lid and metal clasp closure. I didn’t receive any user instructions in mine, apart from a card warning me to not bend the shaft. They’re also all covered with TPR, which is a phthalates free, and often squishy, material.

I did notice a slight plastic/chemical smell when I first opened my Nocturnal Emission, but after a few washings and some airing it dissipated for the most part. Also, these vibes are waterproof, so they’re shower/bath friendly and easy to clean, as well as compatible with water-based and silicone lube.

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyAs it turns out, there aren’t over 600 functions, which is actually a relief because how in the world would I list them all?  But there are over 600 possible combinations of speeds and settings. Like most rabbit-style vibes, this one has 2 motors which are independently controlled. Both the clit bullet and shaft motor have 5 speeds within 5 vibration modes.

This means that the user can adjust the vibration intensity of each function, which is awesome, and each motor in and of itself has 25 different settings. Considering that you can mix and match what each motor is doing, that makes over 600 variations total (25 x 25 = 625).

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyThe best way to get an idea of the various settings is to watch the video posted below, but here’s a brief rundown of the shaft modes, in order: clockwise rotation, counter-clockwise rotation, alternating rotation direction after every turn, alternating rotation direction after every half turn, and a pulse-like motion where the shaft moves in short bursts with very brief pauses in a clockwise direction.

The clitoral bullet has constant vibration, a busy signal pulse, a short sharp pulse, a pattern of 6 very short pulses followed by a long pulse, and an escalating vibration (this one is interesting because when the intensity peaks, the vibration remains constant for a few seconds before going back to escalating).

While all these options are great and a lot of fun to explore, they require more complicated controls to operate. Luckily, there is a separate power button right in the middle of the control pad, so no matter where you are in the cycle of settings, you have an instant off.

The pointy buttons on either side control the vibration speed–the ones on the right are for the shaft, and the left ones are for the clitoral stimulator. The top arrow/shark fin shaped buttons increase the speed, and the bottom ones decrease it. If either motor is running at its slowest speed, pressing the down button will turn it off.

The circular buttons change the function, and there are lights arranged in a star shape that illuminate and flash while the vibe is running, I suppose to indicate which setting or speed you’re using, but I haven’t really paid that much attention to them.

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyWhen you press the power button to turn the vibe on, no matter which mode it was in when you last used it, both motors start out on the lowest vibration setting and first function (clockwise rotation for the shaft and constant vibration for the bunny).

It took me a while to figure all this out, and because the buttons are pretty small, plus I’m rather clumsy, it’s easy to push the wrong button. This can be frustrating depending where I am in my play session, but I typically stick with continuous vibrations and don’t mess around with patterns much. That keeps it simple for me.

Evolved Novelties Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission Rabbit Vibrator Sex ToyBoth of the motors have a lot of oomph, considering Dream Maker Nocturnal Emission runs on 4 AAA batteries. I don’t notice any decrease in the shaft’s power even when I’m clenching on it and have the bunny at full tilt. Which, by the way, I find to be too much for me. I’m perfectly happy with the bunny at speeds 1 through 3.

The battery compartment cap is flat, so this vibe can stand up on its own, and the batteries go in one of those slide-out cartridges so it’s easy to figure out which way to install them. The back of the handle has finger-sized grooves which I hoped would help with grip, but I honestly can’t tell that they make that much difference to me.

The rabbit shape just has a single ear, and I tend to prefer 2 ears (or multiple flappy bits) since I really like to feel them flutter around on my clitoris. But where the bunny attaches to the shaft is very bendy so you can really open up the angle if you need to. Neither the nose nor the ear hits me perfectly in just the right spot, but between them they come close enough to work for me.

I can’t say that I detect a huge difference in sensation with the spinning disks compared to beads, though. It does feel different, just not drastically so, and I’m unsure how to describe it. It’s almost wavelike, if you watch how they move around in the shaft.

Overall, the Nocturnal Emission is a very good rabbit vibe, and I rate it a 4 out of 5. If it was silicone and rechargeable I’d give it 5 stars. While the dimension might not be the perfect fit for me, they’re close enough to get the job done well, and I really like the shaft’s curved tip and the powerful motors. Thank you, Evolved Novelties for sending me one to review!

This un-scented & un-coloured formula has all of the same great benefits of our original ultra moisturizing & light weight body mousse, specially formulated for extra sensitive skin.As I’ve often mentioned, my skin gets really dry, especially this time of year. I’m always up for trying new moisturizers and lotions because I never know if something might work better for me than what I’m currently using or have previously used.

I do have rather sensitive skin though, so I try to avoid anything containing parabens and stick with all-natural products whenever possible. I seriously love the Intimate Organics Body Souffle, but I go through that stuff fairly quickly, and it’s been out of stock for ages.

Cake Supreme Body Mousse skin care lotionIn addition to all the sex toys and lingerie they sell, EdenFantasys.com recently added a bevy of bath and body products to their offerings, so I decided to try the Cake Supreme Body Mousse. I’m not a fan of heavily perfumed lotions, so I opted for the “unsweet” because it’s unscented. It’s also paraben-free, and claims to be good for sensitive skin.

I diligently read the labels on everything I use, from food to lube to body care products, and whenever I come across ingredients I can’t identify, I look them up. Often something simple like a coconut oil derivative or a particular vitamin can have scary-sounding clinical names.

Cake Supreme Body Mousse skin care lotionThere were a few such ingredients in this lotion, so I’ve listed them below, but there’s nothing in Cake Supreme Body Mousse that particularly concerns me. Obviously, since it has glycerin in it I won’t be using it anywhere near my genitals, but then again, I never planned to.

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Caprylic/Capric triglyceride: This is fractionated coconut oil, which is often used in cosmetics as a thickener as well as to maintain moisture on the surface of the skin.
  • Cetyl alcohol: A fatty alcohol often used in lotions and creams as an emulsifier.
  • Stearic acid: A fatty acid used as an emulsifier and surfactant in cosmetics.
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Coconut oil (presumably not fractionated)
  • Macadamia integrifolia seed oil: From macadamia nuts, acts as a skin conditioning agent.
  • Mango alcohol (don’t drink this lotion)
  • Isopropyl palmiate: Used in cosmetics and skin care products as a binder and lubricant.
  • Dimethicone: A silicone based polymer that’s widely used in skin care products as a conditioner and protectant.
  • Vitamin E
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera juice)
  • Phenoxyethanol: This inhibits microbial growth.
  • Caprylyl Glycol: A preservative and skin conditioning agent.
  • Sorbic Acid: Preservative.
  • Carbomer: Acts as an emulsifier and helps to maintain consistency.
  • Triethanolamine: Helps control the pH and also acts as an emulsifier.
  • Tetrasodium EDTA: Preservative.

Cake Supreme Body Mousse skin care lotionCake Supreme Body Mousse comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip-top cap. Even though it’s a thick lotion, it’s easy to dispense with just a quick squeeze of the bottle. Because it’s called a “mousse” I really expected this lotion to have a light and airy, almost whipped consistency similar to the Intimate Organics Body Souffle (I must admit that I really don’t understand the fascination with naming skin care products after food). But instead, it’s like regular lotion with more of a waxy feel.

Cake Supreme Body Mousse skin care lotionIt spreads nicely, rubs in easily, and feels good on my skin when applied. It does leave a slightly moist-feeling residue for a few moments before it totally gets absorbed–or maybe whatever is left of it on my skin’s surface just simply dissipates, but I don’t mind that in the least.

I’ve used other lotions in the past that left an unpleasant greasy feel or otherwise didn’t seem to sink into my skin very well. I don’t experience that with Cake Supreme Body Mousse. It  makes my skin feel very soft and moisturized, which isn’t an easy task.

A pea-sized amount is plenty to cover my hands, and a dime-sized blob of it will do my hands and forearms, but I’m pretty heavy-handed with the stuff and freely admit that I slather on more than I really need. Maybe if I used less then it would absorb more quickly.

Cake Supreme Body Mousse skin care lotionOh, and this is by far the best-smelling unscented lotion I’ve ever used. That may not make a lot of sense, because really, it shouldn’t smell like anything. But some unscented products I’ve tried seemed to pick up the smell of their plastic packaging, or otherwise have a faint smell that isn’t really bad, but it’s still there.

This stuff has an ever-so-slight scent to it that is very nice, if hard to describe. It’s not fruity, but more of a clean, fresh, and very subtle aroma without smelling at all soapy. I’m definitely glad I got some of this, thanks to accumulated gift cards and reward points, and I’m eager to see what some of the other Cake Beauty products are like.

Zero Tolerance Oral Sex Candy Water Based Flavored Oral Sex SprayIncluded in the goody box of products I received from Evolved Novelties was a bottle of Zero Tolerance Oral Sex Candy Spray, which is something I never even knew existed, much less tried. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the things I love about reviewing sex toys is getting to sample new and different products. As far as manufacturers go, I like Evolved. They’re responsible for my beloved Croupier, as well as the Silky G and Bliss vibrators. Plus, their products are made from body-safe materials, well-packaged, and affordable.

Zero Tolerance Oral Sex Candy Water Based Flavored Oral Sex SprayI didn’t know this, but in addition to sex toys, Evolved has a production company called Zero Tolerance, which has a male line of products that includes the Oral Sex Candy Spray. I actually misread the label at first and thought it was oral sex flavored candy spray, which totally threw me for a loop, until I saw the word WATERMELON across the bottom. That made more sense to me.

This isn’t a flavored lube, and even if it was I wouldn’t be able to use it for that purpose because it contains glycerin (I have sensitivities). Rather, this product is more along the lines of flavored body paints and edible dusts. Only this is a watermelon flavored liquid that you spray on any body part you want flavored. It comes in 2 oz pump-top bottle with a clear cap, and in addition to watermelon, there are three other flavors available: strawberry, raspberry, and cherry.

Zero Tolerance Oral Sex Candy Water Based Flavored Oral Sex SprayPersonally, the real taste of my partner’s skin turns me on more the taste of watermelon, or any other fruit for that matter. Perhaps that’s not the case with some people, and this spray may help those who aren’t so fond of the way their partner tastes get more enthusiastic about oral play. Either way, it can be a fun product to use for the novelty if nothing else. After all, it is something different, and I’m all for a little experimentation. Introducing new ideas, activities, and/or props into bedroom play is a great way to explore your sexuality. And this spray is water-based, so it’s condom and toy safe.

Oral Sex Candy Spray is a thin liquid, like water, and dispenses in a fine mist when you push the pump top. It reminds me of sore throat spray, only without the nasty medicine taste. I love watermelon itself, but oddly enough I don’t like watermelon-flavored stuff. Still, while I’d probably prefer one of the other flavors, this tastes okay. Imagine watermelon flavored candy, only not nearly as sweet.

Even though this product contains glycerin, I still really like the list of ingredients because it doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners, flavors, or dyes in it. Oral Sex Candy Spray is made with:

  • glycerin
  • purified water
  • flavor
  • sodium benzoate (preservative)
  • potassium sorbate (preservative)
  • citric acid (preservative and for flavor)

According to the label, this product leaves no aftertaste or sticky residue, and for the most part I agree. Compared to a couple of other flavored body novelties I’ve tried in the past, this one’s flavor is rather subtle to begin with, and while the taste does linger in my mouth for a little while, it’s not for long and barely noticeable. I was very pleasantly surprised by the lack of a sticky feeling on my skin, though. Usually whenever I use any kind of flavored lube or oil there’s cleanup afterwards, but this stuff rinses right off.

While I’m not a fan of this particular flavor, or really products like this in general, if I had to use a flavored, apply-it-to-your-body-and-lick-it-off type substance, I’d go for something like this because of the all-natural ingredients, mild taste, and easy clean up. For those reasons, I give Oral Sex Candy Spray 4 out of 5 stars.

Evolved Novelties Silky G Vibrator Sex ToyRemember last Friday when I mentioned that I received some new sex toys from Evolved Novelties to review? Well, included in that box was a Silky G vibe, which is part of their Fleur De Lis collection and is similar to the Bliss I’ve previously reviewed.

Both vibes are around the same size, have 3 speed of constant vibration, and feature that velvety surface I love so much on hard plastic toys. Only instead of the 4 rounded, wave-like ripples at the top of Bliss, Silky G just has two bulges and a tapered, curved tip.

Evolved Novelties Silky G Vibrator Sex ToyAs with the Bliss, and I would imagine all the other vibes in the Fleur De Lis product line, Silky G comes packaged in a metal box with a lift-off plastic lid that’s held in place by metal clasps. I really like these boxes and use them for storage.

Oh, and in case you didn’t already know, all of Evolved’s vibrators are phthalates-free and waterproof. So they’re shower (or bath) friendly, easy to clean, and since this one is made from plastic, it’s compatible with whatever lube you choose to use.

Evolved Novelties Silky G Vibrator Sex ToyTo me, the vibrations feel equally strong and rumbly in both the Bliss and Silky G. As is the case with a lot of hard plastic vibes, at top speed I do feel a little more surface buzz, and the motor is definitely more audible. But it’s still fairly quiet, and there’s enough power to satisfy me. It doesn’t have the same level of oomph as plug-in massagers, but considering this vibe runs on just 2 AA batteries, I think it performs very well.

Evolved Novelties Silky G Vibrator Sex ToyEvolved Novelties Silky G Vibrator Sex ToyI love the simple, single-button control. Located on the battery compartment cap, it’s easy to find and press. Just push it to turn the vibe on, then keep pressing to cycle through the 3 vibration speeds and turn it off. The vibrations can be felt all over, but they are strongest at the top half of the shaft.

Evolved Novelties Silky G Vibrator Sex ToyI’ve actually been wanting to try something like this for a while because up until now I haven’t really used anything with such a tapered point for G-spot stimulation. I know I like bulbous heads and curved shafts, but Silky G is really more of a straight shaft with a curved tip.

It’s definitely a different sensation to other G-spot sex toys I’ve used. The waves up top feel really nice going in and out of me, and I love using the pointy tip for clitoral stimulation, but I still feel like I’m getting the hang of stimulating my G-spot with it. Just when I think I’ve found the right spot, I seem to lose my place and have to start over. Maybe I just need a larger, more bulbous tip instead of more pinpoint pressure there. Or more practice.

Evolved Novelties Silky G Vibrator Sex ToyOverall, I think Silky G does the job very nicely, so I’m going to rate this one 4 out of 5 stars. It’s a tad bit large to use on my clitoris during intercourse unless I’m in a rear-entry position, but I think the tapered tip is really nice for pinpoint clitoral stimulation, and it’s a great vibe to use in the shower.

Oh, and for those who prefer a sex toy material with more give, the Silky G is also available in a silicone version. Thank you, Evolved for sending me a Silky G to try!

Nipple Charms Non-Piercing Body JewelryBody jewelry can be very alluring and make you feel sexy, but the piercing involved with being able to wear it isn’t something I’m up for. I’m not a fan of needles, and I’m also a complete wimp when it comes to any type of pain. Thankfully, there’s a non-piercing solution, and I was lucky enough to receive two sets of nipple jewelry to review from NippleCharms.com.

There are various designs, with different types of closures and mechanisms to keep them in place, and the NippleCharms.com website includes more information on styles, fit, the metals used, and all that jazz.

Nipple Charms Non-Piercing Body JewelryI got to try a pair of ornate, gold-plated “8 Hearts” Nipple Shields and a pair of “Circle of Crystals” Nipple Rings. Both came packaged in little fabric drawstring pouches with an information card attached. The shields were also enclosed in a wee plastic clamshell, but the rings were just loose in the bag.

Nipple Charms Non-Piercing Body JewelryThe Circle of Crystals Nipple Rings are silver tone metal with tiny clear crystals and raised bumps all around the front. The back side has a raised metal ridge, and the sides form a groove to hold a rubber O-ring.

Nipple Charms Non-Piercing Body JewelrySee, these are actually cut in half, and the two pieces are held together with that stretchy O-ring. To put them on, gently pull the ends apart, slip your nipple through, and then let the band pull them back together. The two ends will join around the base of your nipple, keeping the nipple ring in place.

Nipple Charms Non-Piercing Body JewelryI find putting the nipple rings on by myself to be somewhat challenging. I’m clumsy at the best of times, and pulling the two ends apart while trying to slip my nipple all the way through, and then releasing the ends without getting skin pinched in between them must require more coordination than I have.

So, as sad as it is for me to admit, I need help getting these on. I know it can be done without assistance, though, because there’s a video demonstration on the NippleCharms.com website showing you how it slips on, as well as a picture of one them on a real nipple.

Nipple Charms Non-Piercing Body JewelryThe 8 Hearts Nipple Shields are  a little different. They’re all one piece, with an opening at the top and a concave back. The metal is somewhat malleable, but you’re not supposed to bend or pull them to make the opening bigger, as I assumed.

Nipple Charms Non-Piercing Body JewelryTo put these on, just slip them over the nipple. I found that I then had to tug my nipple through all the way so that the back rests against me. Not really knowing what to expect since I’d never worn body jewelry before, I was surprised by comfortable these are and how well they stay in place. Again, there’s a helpful video on the company website demonstrating how to put these on.

Of the two, I definitely prefer the 8 Hearts Nipple Shields. They’re easy to get on, they stay put, and the design is more to my personal taste than that of the Circle of Crystals Nipple Rings.

If you’d like to view the images in this post as a slideshow, I also have them posted on Photobucket: Nipple Charms slideshow.

The Touch by Leaf is an easy to hold easy to use silicone vibrator with rechargeable battery and multispeed vibrations.In case you haven’t already heard, there’s a new line of luxury vibrators available called Leaf. These sex toys are eco-friendly, made from a gorgeous green silicone, and beautifully designed. They’re also equipped with PowerBullets, which are the same motors in the strong and rumbly Jopen Vanity vibrators.

Ever since learning about these fresh new Leaf Vibes early last summer, I’ve been eagerly anticipating their release, while at the same time trying to figure out a way to get my hands on at least one of them. Thankfully, the company decided to send some Leaf vibrators out to reviewers, and I received a Leaf Touch, which truly is a luxury adult product.

Leaf Touch luxury vibrator sex toyLeaf Touch luxury vibrator sex toyI totally love the packaging. It’s discreet, simple, elegant, recyclable, and it has an almost comforting earthy design. I could totally see these boxes gracing the shelves of Whole Foods’ body care department one day, and I seriously hope I do.

When you open the box you’re greeted with a little folder holding the user’s manual. Underneath that is the storage pouch, as well as the Leaf Touch vibe and charger cable which come individually sealed in plastic.

Leaf Touch luxury vibrator sex toyCovered in silicone, Leaf Touch is firm everywhere except the side edges and tips, where there’s some slight give. This is a clitoral vibrator, and as such it’s discreetly sized, but the shape is unlike anything I’ve seen before. It’s fairly narrow, with a curve that reminds me of a banana, and it tapers off and comes to a point at each end. One is slightly wider than the other, but both are good for pinpoint stimulation.

Leaf Touch luxury vibrator sex toyThe control button and charging cable port are located on the top, which is ergonomically dished out. The underside tapers to a gentle edge, allowing Leaf Touch to nestle in between my labia nicely.

Operating this vibe is a cinch. The raised control button is no trouble to find, and since it’s fairly soft it’s also easy to push. Just press the button to turn the motor on, push it again to turn the vibe off, and if you want to increase the vibration speed, press and hold the button and the power will keep going up until you let go or it reaches top speed. There aren’t any pulses or vibration patterns, and honestly, I don’t miss them.

Leaf Touch luxury vibrator sex toyThe one thing I do miss with this vibe though is the rumbly power I was expecting. As much as I love everything else about this sex toy, I must admit I’m disappointed with its vibrations. They’re not nearly as strong as those of the Vanity Vr 6, and they’re even a bit buzzy, which really threw me for a loop because I figured it would have the same kind of rumbly vibrations.

So, while Leaf’s earthy and unpretentious approach is refreshing to see in the realm of luxury sex toys, more power would definitely be an improvement. At least with the Leaf Touch. Maybe the other Leaf vibes have more oomph, but this one is barely strong enough to get me off on its own. Luckily, Touch is small and easy enough to operate that it works well when used in conjunction with insertable sex toys or during intercourse.

Oh, and I have more pictures of the Leaf Touch, along with its packaging and other accessories posted on Photobucket. I linked to some of the photos, but I also put them all in a nifty slideshow. Feel free to take a look at them: Leaf Touch pictures.

FleshWrap Male Pleasure System sex toyI don’t usually review sex toys for men. Because I’m female, I lack the required anatomy, and it’s tricky to talk about a product when I have no firsthand experience using it. However, there is a totally unique new sexual enhancement product on the market now, and this one is for the guys. It’s not a masturbation toy, cock ring, or like anything else I’ve seen before.

FleshWrap Male Pleasure System sex toyCalled the FleshWrap, this is the innovation of Ntimate, a company that has other male sex toys in their product catalog. One of their reps contacted me not too long ago looking for reviewers, and while I can’t tell you if FleshWrap is tricky to put on or how comfortable it is to wear, I can at least give you some product specs and details. It’s basically a bracket that clasps around the testicles and is held in place by a crossbar. According to the website:

FleshWrap is an oval shaped frame and a small crossbar that gently bind and stretch the scrotum and testicles upward and forward from the body, lifting the scrotum up along the underside of the penis. The result is a whole mix of astonishing new feelings of pleasure during sex.

FleshWrap Male Pleasure System sex toyThese come in simple clamshell plastic packaging and include 2 sizes of brackets and crossbars, so there is some adjustability and 4 possible size combinations. There are also two different sets to choose from: in the standard set everything is plastic, but the premium set comes with metal crossbars.

The use instructions are printed on the back, with a handy diagram to show you how it’s supposed to go on. Starting out with the largest frame and smallest crossbar is recommended, and then the user can work up to the smaller frame and/or larger crossbar if desired. Obviously, use common sense and pay attention to your body. Because FleshWrap works by constricting the genitals, if you notice numbing or pain take it off.

FleshWrap Male Pleasure System sex toyBut what I really want to know is, what’s in this for me? Cock rings work by restricting circulation, hopefully resulting in a longer-lasting, more prominent erection, which is a bonus for both partners, and many of them have little vibrating bullets that can add more stimulation for the receiving partner. Well, apparently FleshWrap increases the partner’s pleasure as well, producing similar effects as a cock ring plus scrotal repositioning that allows the testicles rub up against the receiving partner. Again, quoting from the website:

Any sex rubs your penis. With FleshWrap sex also rubs your scrotum, stimulates your testicles, presses your scrotum skin against your partner, hand, or masturbation toy, presses and massages the perineum area behind your scrotum, and tugs the skin at the base of your penis creating a natural cockring-like pressure boost in your erection. All of this happens simultaneously.

Curious to know just how this thing gets put on, I played around with fitting it on to the only realistic dildo I have (none of my other sex toys have balls). Plus, I lacked a willing model for this. If you want to see more graphic photos of what this looks like on a real penis there are some posted on the company’s home page (in the sidebar, scroll down). There is also a video demonstrating the FleshWrap, using what looks like a packer dildo posted on the Ntimate company blog.

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While I can’t give you any firsthand reports on how this contraption performs, I know people who can. Alan and Michele also received a FleshWrap to review, and I highly recommend reading what they have to say about it. It sounds like there’s a bit of a learning curve to getting it fitted, but I think with something like this that’s to be expected.

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Did I mention that FleshWrap has been nominated for an AVN award in the Best Sex Toy for Men category? Oh, and I’m nosy, so I had a look at some of the other sex toys for men in the Ntimate product line. Their JackStrap looks like a totally new take on male masturbation aids.

I was so impressed with the Butterfly Kiss when I reviewed it that I honestly thought I would love Pipedream’s Classix 10 Function Japanese G Spot vibe, despite the long and inexplicable name. I still don’t know what’s Japanese about it. Anyway, this sex toy is similar in design to a Butterfly Kiss, only it’s larger with a wider and more bulbous shaft. There aren’t any fun flappy wings on the platform that serves as a clit stimulator, but instead it has some raised bumps on its surface.

Unfortunately, I didn’t like it nearly as much as the Butterfly Kiss. I’m not exactly sure what material the Classix 10 is made of, and while I didn’t seem to mind that very much at the time I reviewed this vibe, since then I’ve had more experience with higher-quality sex toys, and I’ve become a materials snob. Also, I grew less and less fond of the bumpy texture over time because there’s no give.

In my original review I said that there were two motors, but I was wrong! Turns out, there’s only one motor, and it’s located in the top of the shaft, which doesn’t suit me. Usually I like stronger vibrations on my clitoris, and that’s not going to happen with this vibe due to motor location. In the Butterfly Kiss, the motor is located down in the handle, so more power is on the clitoris, and the vibrations get muted a bit as they travel up the shaft. So, as you can tell from the photos, Classix 10 was among the sex toys that were culled, and I suppose Pipedream also didn’t deem it worth keeping around as I can’t find it anywhere on their website.

I had a bit of difficulty dissecting this one. Underneath the pink mystery material, there’s a squishy–yet solid–gel of some description that I had to dig the motor out of. No clue what the gel is made of. Hopefully it’s not anything radioactive. To get into it, I took a pair of scissors and snipped the corner off the nubby platform. I remember that it was too pointy and would sometimes poke me uncomfortably, and I didn’t bother mentioning that in my review, but I should have.

Then I continued cutting until I had a big enough opening in the pink material to slip it off of the gel. I don’t know why there was what looked like white tissue paper inside. I can only guess it was to keep the wire in place or separate the gel from the top of the battery compartment for some reason.

Not sure how in the world I was going to get the motor out of this gel stuff, I finally just hacked enough away from the top of the motor that I could pull it out, cord and all. Is it just me, or did the gel make the motor look larger? The pink plastic casing on the motor was pretty easy to remove. I recycled what I could, which ended up being the motor, the plastic battery compartment/handle, and the motor casing. Everything else, since I didn’t know exactly what it was, I threw away.

I’m curious to know if anyone else has this vibe, and if so, what do you think of it? This is the last What’s Inside Wednesday until next year, as the Classix 10 was the only Dextered vibe left to feature. Don’t worry, though. I’m sure I’ll find more sex toys to hack to bits once I get around to doing my spring cleaning.