November 30, 2008

If I had to choose my absolute favorite lube (and trust me, I’ve tried it a lot!), it would hands down be Eros Bodyglide. Yes, I know. A dyke whose favorite lube is silicone based. It’s true.

Granted, I don’t use it on silicone toys (and if you wanted to, you can, you just need to use a condom over it), but it’s brilliant for everything else. And when I say everything, I mean it. Masturbation (with or without toys), vaginal penetration (fingers, toys, penises, etc), anal penetration (I might go with something thicker for intercourse, but for fingering, it is AWESOME)…even back massages. I actually keep a bottle in my purse for those times when you need it; massages, creaky door, bike chains. Yeah. It’s that good.

It is glycerin free, which is fabulous for those of use with cunts (no yeast infections here, thank you very much!), and because it is silicone based, it just keeps going and going, even if you keep coming and coming (bad pun. deal with it). It’s great for shower/pool/hot tub sex, because water based lubes wash right away, where as this has more lasting power.

It’s amazing. Really. You only need a tiny little itty bit, and it lasts forever. I like it for fisting, because it doesn’t dry out or get sticky, and you don’t need to add as much as you do with many water based lubes. Of course, like all water based and silicone based lubes, it is latex compatible, so you can have hot, delicious, and incredibly slippery SAFER SEX.

Not that you really want to be eating lots of any lube, but it doesn’t taste bad. Granted, it’s not delicious either, but I have used it on a partner, and then gone down on them with not huge issues. Clean up, it’s slightly more difficult than water based, but still, amazing.

I’d swear by this lube, and even though I use it all the damn time, I’ve only ever gone through two bottles in my entire sex-having life. Long lasting, and well worth it, I HIGHLY recommend it. Get your own bottle of Eros Bodyglide here.

Thanks to for the lube!

-Essin’ Em

Sex Toy Review: Curve Dildo

November 23, 2008

I’d been craving the Curve Dildo for a really long time. I really wanted to check it out for myself, because I’d heard both really positive and really negative reviews about it. Some people said the curve of well…the Curve, was a little to severe for them. Others said it matched up with their G-spot pretty much perfectly.

Luckily for me, was kind enough to send me one for a test ride (I’ll be reviewing for them fairly regularly now too, so tell them thank you!). It arrived in the mail, and like all Fun Factory products, it came classily packaged (the box is reusable), and with water based lube (trial size). Of course, I opened it right away, and headed to the bedroom.

I LOVE g-spot stimulation, and this toy provided plenty, and provided it perfectly. I can’t imagine anyone saying that the curve wasn’t absolutely amazing…but then again, cunts are all different. However, the Curve was obviously designed specifically for mine, and felt freaking fantabulous inside me. I added the Hitachi Magic Wand, and voila! I came in two minutes, tops. Which for me, is insane. The Curve hit my g-spot perfectly, and between that resting inside of me, and the Hitachi on my clit, I simply can’t imagine not coming over and over again with it.

It’s made out of silicone, so of course it is phthalate free, and can be dishwashed (top shelf, no soap), boiled or wiped down with a 10% bleach solution in order to be sterilized and shared.

I’m not sure how well this would work with a partner…it’s not harness compatible, and I personally preferred just letting the Curve sit inside me as I took care of business, and don’t think I’d really like to get fucked with it.

Regardless, this is an amazing dildo for solo sex (and you might like it with a partner…it’s just not my preference). I’d recommend it. Of course, mine was purple, but they also make it in pink, if that’s your cuppa tea. Wanna get your own? Just click here to become the proud owner of your very own Curve dildo!

-Essin’ Em

Kama Sutra Massage Therapy Kit

November 16, 2008

I have met very few people in my life EVER that don’t like massages. I mean, there are so many types of massages; Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Skin Rolling, and then there is the kind that I do. What is that? Well, I do the best I can. I ask whoever I’m massaging what they like, hard or soft, any certain areas, etc. I love giving massages, I love getting them, I think massages are bloody brilliant.

Vibe Review has been kind enough to send me something to cater to my love of the massage; they sent me the Kama Sutra Massage Therapy Kit. This kit is lovely! It has five bottles of Kama Sutra massage oil, each one being 2 oz. Each one comes in a different scent; Serenity, Pleasure Garden, Healing Blend, Soaring Spirit and Sweet Almond.

In my time giving massages (read: every freaking night in college when living in the dorms and onwards), I have tried a variety of lotions and oils. Some are very greasy and make you gross and sticky forever…whereas others soak in and disappear right away, making it kind of pointless to even use them. The Kama Sutra oils actually meet a happy medium – they are smooth and provide for effortless massages, but then they eventually rub in (after lots o’ rubbing), leaving your skin (or your partner’s skin) feeling incredibly soft, and just slightly scented.

Scent wise, my favorite is definitely the Soaring Spirit. I find it really relaxing and refreshing – it has hints of ginger, peppermint, spearmint, fennel, orange and lemon. Now, I like most of these scents/flavors in general – I drink a lot of mint tea, I eat a lot of ginger (pickled and candied), I eat fennel or oranges, and love to suck lemon wedges. Ergo, it follows that I would love this scent, and I absolutely do. However, it isn’t for everyone; F was not such a big fan.

Pleasure Garden was an interesting scent…I found it a little too…well…incense-y. It isn’t very strong, which is a big plus for some people, but I could barely smell it. It has hints of sandalwood, jasmine, rose and lavender, which makes me think of sitting in a Moroccan restaurant, which is certainly not a bad thing, but it’s just not really my type of scent.

The Sweet Almond scent is really, really, really relaxing. It is great for a massage right before bed, and it is definitely a scent I would love to fall asleep to.

I found the Healing Blend to be a little strong, because it has so many different scents within it, but I could see how it would be really popular in general.

Serenity is a nice blend, and actually, my favorite way to use this is not really as a massage oil, but to drop into water, whether into a foot bath for soaking my feet, or into a fully drawn bath to soak and relax.

I will say that my cats weren’t the biggest fans of any of the scents…but they hated them less my Biofreeze and Tiget Balm, so it’s not a huge travesty.

I really like having the kit, because you have a choice of scents, and try them all out. However, if you’ve already figured out which scent is right for you, you can also buy large bottles of the massage oil (which I’ve already done with Soaring Spirit!).

Click here for your very own Kama Sutra Massage Therapy Kit.

-Essin’ Em

Strip Chocolate Board Game

November 8, 2008

Thanks to the folks at Babeland, I have another fun Adult Game to review for you. This one caught my eye immediately, primarily because it involved chocolate…and I, my friends, am a chocoholic! That’s right, F and I got to review Strip Chocolate.

I’d been waiting on this one for a while. When it first came in the mail, I had visions of a large group of sexy, intelligent, witty women playing it (a girl can dream, right), especially since a lot of my friends, and a few derby girls expressed interest in it. However, week after week, people were busy/unavailable/my place was a mess/some combo of the aforementioned. So one night, F came over, and poor things that we are, we had to test it out by ourselves.

Good thing it was only us – there are two “sorry-esque” game pieces (red and black, perfectly enough!), so it seems to be really only meant for two people. I chose black, handing her the red pieces, and I read the instructions outloud. The hard part was keep our clothes on long enough to play the game. By the time we got to the bedroom, placed everything where it needed to go, and popped in an dvd, I was suddenly wearing nothing but my underwear, and had to find a negligee and a coat in order to have three items of clothing (playing with less would have been silly).

Rolling the die = fine. The strip squares = fine (although too many of them too quickly). However, the painting on the chocolate was an exercise in love/hate relationships. I loved painting F with the different designs, and when she was painting me, it was all I could do to keep from jumping her. However, you’re not supposed to lick it off right away – you have to wait till you come to a dare square. Well, let me tell you, chocolate body paint, if not licked off immediately, becomes incredibly sticky – sticking to other skin, hair, clothing, my leopard print bedsheets, etc. Finally, I said fuck it, and we got the chocolate off each other.

The game ended very quickly, even with the “extended play rules” – and it was hard to do the “favors” with all the sticky chocolate on our bodies. Eventually, we just gave up, and placed the board on the floor to have fabulous sex.

All in all, it’s a fun concept..I’d given the game itself 3 out of 5 stars. I think I’m going to need to come up with a different rule set to make it work better for me….but the chocolate is brilliant (and tasty), and the idea quite cute. I’d play it again!

-Essin’ Em

Buzz 1

November 2, 2008

Here is another fancy schmancy and lovely toy furnished to me by the amazing Babeland.This fabulous dildo (I have the midnight purple colored one) is known as the Buzz 1, and I have to say, it was pretty nice.I tried it out with F, who was actually quite excited to give this one a go. We haven’t had her strapped on and fucking me with a dildo with a vibe in its base yet, so it was something new and different, and something we definitely wanted to try.It is 100% silicone (which means that when you pop the bullet out, you can dishwash it top shelf no soap, boil it, or wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution). If you need help on getting the bullet in or out, please check out my ridiculously hilarious, year old, and poor quality video on doing it (this was out first vblog, my apologies). The bullet was easy – it comes with batteries – you just have to unscrew it and pull the little plastic tab out, and then put it back together before putting it into the dildo.We placed it into the harness, and I strapped F into it. Have I mentioned how hot she looks in a dildo? If I haven’t, she looks incredibly fucking hot. Just FYI. Once strapped on and adjusted, we covered the dildo and my cunt with water based lube. Water based is very important because silicone can do horrible things to your silicone toy.Slowly, she slid it into me. I had thought it might be a little too small, and when she was first in me, I thought I was right. However, once she started thrusting into me, the head of Buzz 1 was rubbing my G-spot in all the right ways (and felt especially amazing in the “doggy style” position – it really is quite well designed). And because it was not as big, she could fuck me harder and faster with it than I’ve been able to do with some other toys, like the Raquel (which I love, but is a little long for hard fucking).After she fucked me for a while, I decided to give her a blow job as she lay on her back. The blow job part was fabulous – the dildo was the perfect size. However, the problem we’d been having as she fucked me remained. The damn vibe had a mind of its own. It kept turning on and off. When it was on, it felt great inside me, but because of the button on the base, it turned on and off as she fucked me. Ditto with me giving her a hand job and going down on her – when I was pressing it against her, it was on, and she was bucking into me. Then on the outstroke, it would shut off. Which I found really frustrating…she seemed to find it amusing (but if she hadn’t been able to come because of it, I bet it wouldn’t have been so funny).Her complaint was that while she liked the stiffness of the silicone for controlling it (she thought the Raquel was too soft at times), she said that the next day, her mons and lips were a little sore from the base pressing into her so hard as she fucked me. I told her that was a hazard of fucking me so hard (oh, tear), but she may have a point. On the receiving end, I like the feel of both types of silicone, so I am a happy camper either way.While the bullet vibe was annoying and frustrating, it was also pretty awesome when it worked. I like the color, the shape, the harness compatibility, etc. So I’d give this baby 4 stars out of 5….great first timers dildo, and fun to use on your own, or with a partner…by hand, or in a harness.To get your very own Buzz 1 to play with, by yourself or with someone, click here.-Essin’ Em

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