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To celebrate our 200th review we are giving away super cool sex toys! Be prepared to get creative as this contest is unlike any other we've done.
If you’ve visited Bean Fiddler at all in the last month you’re probably well aware that yesterday we achieved a milestone, our 200th review!! To celebrate this achievement we thought we’d do something to give back to all of our loyal readers, so we’re giving away some fantastic sex toys!
This isn’t going to be your typical, boring giveaway in which we ask you to put our button on your site, add Bean Fiddler to your blogroll, tweet about the giveaway, like us on Facebook, etc. (Although doing all that stuff would be super cool!). Nope, we are going to buck convention and shake things up.
Are you ready for the Bean Fiddler 200th Review Extravaganza?? Well, here we go.
We want to hear your funniest sex-related story. Ever been walked in on while masturbating? Gotten injured during the act? Forgot you left the curtains open? Get attacked by a pet? End up in the emergency room? We want to hear about it!
The contest is simple. Write to us at beanfiddlergiveaway [at] gmail [dot] com and tell us your most amusing sex story. C’mon, we want to laugh until we pee our pants. We will pick the 5 stories that crack us up the most and publish them on Bean Fiddler. We will then ask you, our darling readers, to vote for your favorite. There are prizes for the top 3 stories and they are pretty awesome! This is what is up for grabs:
The Fun Factory Stronic Eins Pulsator is completely new technology and unlike any other sex toy I have experienced. Rather than vibrating like a traditional vibrator, or even eroscillating, it pulsates to create a thrusting sensation.
Also using new technology for the vibrator market, the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator has a linear motor as opposed to the typical rotary motor. Linear motors provide a wider range of speed and power, with more directional vibrations. This means the vibrations end up where you want them, rather than in your hand and arm.
How can you not love a multitasking sex toy, like the Tantus Plunge Paddle? This surprisingly serious paddle doubles as a dildo, so you have both a BDSM impact implement and a sex toy. Oh, the fun all you naughty boys and girls out there can have this holiday season!
Ready, set? Go and start submitting your stories! Only one story per reader is permitted and the entry deadline is January 31st, 2014, 11:59 PM PST. No funny business, people. Beanpole Fiddler will be carefully checking to be sure no one breaks the rules (cue him saying, “I’m doing what now?”).
After the entries are collected, the top 5 stories will be selected and published. Voting will be open to the public through February 28th, 2014, 11:59PM PST. Only one vote per person is allowed (I know, we suck), but you can totally vote for your own story if you want.
**Note: Our gravest of apologies, but the Bean Fiddler 200th Review Giveaway Extravaganza is open to U.S. residents only. (If you live outside the U.S. and have a story you want to share anyway, feel free! You just won’t be eligible for prizes.)
Our thanks to Fun Factory, Revel Body, and Tantus for creating and providing these awesome toys! By the way, have you noticed that each one of these toys is a fabulously new and exciting product released in 2013? No shlumpy old prizes for our readers!
Seriously though, if it wasn’t for all of the wonderful sex toy manufacturers and stores we are privileged to work with, Bean Fiddler would never have made it this far. Our love and gratitude go out to all of you (you know who you are)! Next stop, 300 reviews…
And guys? Before entering, be sure to click on and read the stuff below. I know, it’s super boring, but as we’re going to publish YOUR stories here, on Bean Fiddler, all that legal mumbo jumbo is actually important.
Terms and conditions, legal mumbo jumbo
1. Eligibility. Bean Fiddler (referred to herein as “Sponsor”) is sponsoring this contest. This contest is open to residents 18 and older in the United States. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the format designated below. Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor, its parent, and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisers, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer void where prohibited. In the event of any dispute, each entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email address from which the email was sent.
2. Disclaimer. Sponsor, all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, and agencies will not be responsible for: (i) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (iii) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor; and (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
3. Contest Period: The Contest shall commence December 12, 2013, at 12:00 AM PST (the “Commencement Date”), and shall continue in duration until 11:59 PM PST January 31, 2014 (the “Deadline”). All entries must be received by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize.
4. Entry in the Contest: Beginning on the Commencement Date, you can enter the Contest by preparing a story having to do with your sexual misadventure and sending your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptable attachment formats are .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. Included in the body of your email must be your legal first and last name, your mailing address and phone number, and your pen name (if applicable). Your submission must be in English. You are limited to one (1) entry in the Contest.
5. A. First Place. One (1) qualified Entrant will be judged to be the winner of the Contest and will receive a prize package consisting of one Fun Factory Pulsator Stronic Eins Thrusting Vibrator. Second place. One (1) qualified Entrant will be judged to be the second place finisher and will be awarded a prize package consisting of one Revel Body Sonic Vibrator. Third Place. One (1) qualified Entrant will be judged to be the third place finisher and will be awarded a prize package consisting of one Tantus Plunge Paddle.
6. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. No more than one (1) prize may be won by any one Entrant to the Contest. All prizes will be awarded. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within fifteen (15) days after transmission of notification will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. Limit one prize per household or address. All prizes are awarded “AS IS.”
7. Judging. Sponsor shall choose the finalists from all qualified Entrants who have submitted an entry prior to the Deadline. Finalists shall be chosen by Sponsor at its sole discretion, based upon which Entrants display the most original, authentic, accurate, and compelling submissions. Winners will be chosen by vote of the general public on the website. Sponsor shall announce the winners of the Contest on or about March 1, 2014. The decision of Sponsor is final. Prize winners will be notified by email within fourteen (14) days thereafter. To claim a prize, winners should follow the instructions contained in their notification.
8. Sponsor Use of Entries. All entries and materials submitted to Sponsor in connection with the Contest (collectively, “Entry Materials”), along with all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith, become the property of Sponsor upon submission, due to the nature of the work, your name will be kept anonymous if you so desire. The Entry Materials will not be returned to any Entrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Sponsor shall have the right to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute, make derivative works of, and otherwise commercially exploit the Entry Materials in perpetuity and throughout the universe, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Sponsor’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect, or confirm Sponsor’s rights as set forth above in this section 8. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may not sell, sublicense, or distribute the Entry Materials or any derivative of the Entry Materials without the express written permission of Sponsor.
9. Original Work of Authorship. You hereby warrant and represent that: (i) you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (ii) all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
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13. Miscellaneous: The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any Entrant’s participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest, or should Sponsor otherwise become (as determined at its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest, or any other Entrant (in each case as determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question, who have been disqualified, or who are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. In the event of any dispute, each entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email address from which the email was sent. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, an online service provider, or another organization (e.g., a business or educational institution) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification.
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It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! I have been babbling about this day for weeks now and it has finally arrived. That’s right, this officially is Bean Fiddler’s 200th review! The excitement is unbearable, isn’t it? Ok, maybe not so much for you guys, but it’s kinda fabulous for us.
As you know, I carefully selected the products of the three reviews leading up to the 200th because I wanted to showcase some of the sex toys, manufacturers, and stores I truly love. Don’t misunderstand me, these are not my only favorites by far. For more faves, scroll down and check out my Favorite Stores in the sidebar.
You may be slightly surprised by my choice for our 200th review, as it is actually an update to a sex toy already on the market. Until I used it for the first time, I hadn’t even considered the brand new Lovehoney Sqweel Go for this oh so important review slot (Of course, I totally plan my reviews out weeks in advance). However, once I discovered I liked it so much, it shot to straight to the top of the list.
Those of you who are longtime readers of Bean Fiddler are aware that my favorite toys are often those that tend toward the…odd. In addition to having all the qualities that make up a great sex toy, these are different, unique, and unusual. Anyone can make a silicone dildo, but how many companies make them in the shape of a Jellyfish?
Along with its uncommon style, look, and purpose, the Lovehoney Sqweel Go (not surprisingly from Lovehoney) is a very successful third foray into the sex toys that simulate oral sex market, which really doesn’t much exist outside of the Sqweel line. However, just because a sex toy is different and doesn’t have a lot of competition does not mean it’s good. I do not own the original Sqweel, but after reviewing the Lovehoney Sqweel 2, which I liked but didn’t love, I had high hopes for the Sqweel Go.
If you’ve never heard of the Lovehoney Sqweel line, you’re in for a treat. Their purpose is to simulate oral sex and they do so with a spinning wheel of 10 silicone tongues. The concept is quite brilliant in its simplicity. Something you may find interesting about the original Sqweel is that it was actually designed in response to the first Lovehoney Design A Sex Toy Competition.
Just looking at the Sqweel Go on the Lovehoney website, I immediately liked several things about it. First of all, it is eency, weency. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a strange fondness for little things. I’m the weirdo who gets all excited by those tiny cupcakes and mini pies at the grocery store, though I don’t actually buy them. I just like miniature things, and at approximately 3″ long and 1.5″ wide, the Sqweel Go has got to be the smallest sex toy I own. It literally is “pocket-sized”.
As opposed to the original Sqweel and the Sqweel 2, which both require batteries, the Sqweel Go is rechargeable. This always makes my heart sing just a tad. It comes with a USB charging cable, no AC charger included. If you do want to charge via a wall outlet, you can connect the cable to any USB converter. Most people already have at least one of these, as they are usually included with smartphones, iPads, iPods, and many other personal electronic devices. If you don’t have one, they are inexpensive and easy to find online and in stores.
On the bottom of the Sqweel Go is the small, round charging port. When inserting the cable into the port, do not be afraid to push right through it. At first I was concerned I might be damaging the toy, but I realized you’ve got to press extremely firmly to connect the USB cable.
This port glows blue while charging and when the Sqweel Go is turned on. The light goes off once the the toy is fully charged. Lovehoney’s claim that a two hour charge provides approximately one hour of use has been accurate. My Sqweel Go arrived with partly charged, so the first charge only about 35 minutes.
The body of the Sqweel Go is made of ABS, while the power button and 10 little tongues are silicone. As it is splash proof rather than waterproof, some care should be taken when cleaning the Sqweel Go. Lovehoney recommends using a sex toy cleaner and damp cloth.
I’ve found running a small stream of water over the tongues only, with the toy on, and then using a thing towel is also effective. There does not seem to be any way for water to seep into the motor from the tongue area and the charging port appears to almost reseal itself upon removal of the cable pin. I suspect Lovehoney does not want you to submerge the Sqweel Go, but that washing in the sink is safe. Be sure to pay extra attention to cleaning in between the tongues, as lube and bodily fluids can sneakily collect there.
Of course, as with all silicone sex toys, you can spritz the tongues with a 10% bleach solution to disinfect them in order to share the Sqweel Go with non-fluid bonded partners. Or use dental dams or saran wrap. This is the one time I feel like it’s totally obvious, but I’ll point it out anyway. This is NOT a butt toy, so don’t stick up there, mmmkay?
Speaking of lube, Lovehoney clearly states in the teeny tiny instruction manual, as well as the video below, that water-based lubricant should be used. This means you need to avoid silicone and oil-based products, which could damage the silicone tongues. The Sqweel Go is not an insertable toy, so you don’t need to slather on a ton of lube, but you want enough to allow the tongues to slide smoothly across your skin. The level of slipperyness is up to you.
As it has just the one large button on its front, the Lovehoney Sqweel Go is effortless to use. This button is textured to keep even a lubed thumb or finger from slipping off too easily and has good feedback when pressing. It also requires ample pressure to change modes, so doing so unwittingly is not a problem. To do anything with the Sqweel Go, you just press the button. Press to turn it on, press to cycle through the three speeds and three patterns, and press to turn off.
The Sqweel Go has no memory chip so it always starts on the slowest speed when you turn it on, but you can turn it off in any mode by holding the button down for approximately three seconds. While a dedicated on/off switch might be preferable to some people (like me), the small size of the toy is fantastic. I understand there really is not enough room to have two good-sized buttons with sufficient space between them so you’re not accidentally hitting the wrong one all the time.
The six modes of the Lovehoney Sqweel Go are as follows:
1. Low speed
2. Medium speed
3. High speed
4. Two stutters, then continuous spinning for several seconds
5. Pulses that increase in length
6. Ramp up, two stutters, continuous spinning, two stutters
The patterns utilize the highest speed, except during the ramp up of mode #6. The Sqweel Go is slightly noisy, though it’s not as bad as the Sqweel 2. I can hear it through my thin bedroom door if it’s not under the duvet, so some cover music or noise may be necessary depending, upon your living situation. When holding the Sqweel Go with button facing me, the tongues are curved away but spin toward me. Therefore, you can create different sensations based on how you grip the the toy when playing.
Just over one year ago, I gave the Sweel 2 a rating of 3.5 beans, which is not bad. Nor does it indicate a toy I like tremendously. I probably don’t use most of my 3.5 bean sex toys very frequently. To be fair, this is partly due to the abundance of toys I own. If I had only two or three and both were 3.5 bean toys, they’d end up getting a good deal of use because I would have no other choices.
The fact that I have as many options as I do allows me to be much more discerning (ok, picky) than the average user. I’ve scored the new Sqweel Go a full bean higher than its older sibling and it is well-deserved. As I mentioned in my Spotlight on the Lovehoney Sqweel Go, the images made me think the 10 silicone tongues might extend further than on the Sqweel 2. This is very happily the case.
I have a small clit that likes to nestle up inside its hood, so it does not protrude from my body at all. It prefers to stay nicely tucked away. Of course, it enlarges when aroused, but it’s just not a grower nor a show-er. This is why some of the rounder shaped vibrators don’t work well for me. I need a toy that can slip in between my labia and target my cit. The large body of the Sqweel 2 kept this from happening to a degree because it somewhat got in its own way.
The design of the Sqweel Go keeps its body from interfering with the placement of the tongues, and as they do project more, my clit actually gets the stimulation it needs without me having to struggle with the toy. Though I would still like more power (something I wish quite often), the increased strength of the Sqweel Go is noticeable and heightens the stimulation even more. Both of these improvements address much of my issue with the Sqweel 2.
I always favor rechargeable sex toys over those that require batteries for multiple reasons, so this is a huge upgrade. Though I prefer a dedicated on/off switch, I actually think the single button on the Sqweel Go is superior to the two buttons on the Sqweel 2. Even though you can actually open the body and remove the silicone wheel of the Swqweel 2, I still find the Sqweel Go easier to clean.
I absolutely love the size of the new Sqweel Go and not just because I’m a small and tiny thing liking weirdo. It is so much less cumbersome than the Sqweel 2. It fits in my hand, is lightweight, does not cause my fingers to cramp, and just works smoothly. (This is not to say the Sqweel 2 is a heavy toy, because it is not.) The size and shape of the Sqweel Go simply work a great deal better for me.
I enjoyed the sensations of the Sqweel 2, but could not fully appreciate them as I can with the Sqweel Go. Am I fooled into thinking there’s an actual person licking me? Of course not. I’m not an idiot. However, I have not experienced anything more similar. Beanpole Fiddler has always said Fleshlights are as close to the real thing as one can possibly get. My understanding of that sentiment is now much improved.
While it doesn’t feel exactly like someone is licking my body, the sensation that licking creates is almost duplicated with the Sqweel Go. Having experimented both with and without lube, I recommend using at least a small dab of lube, as this really increases that feeling. The Sqweel Go is very effective on my nipples, labia, and clit. In a word, it feels awesome. It takes me slightly longer to orgasm than with one of my favorite vibrators, but not much.
The packaging of the Lovehoney Sqweel Go is very similar to that of the Sqweel 2 and I don’t dislike it at all, though it could be smaller. Still, it’s recyclable. The Sqweel Go comes in a plastic clam shell and is visible from the back and front via cutouts in the external box. The box says, “rechargeable oral sex massager” in huge, all capital letters, so no discretion there. The box includes the Sqweel Go, its USB charging cable, and teeny owner’s guide. The guide provides only basic information, but still hits all the key points.
The only thing not included with the Sqweel Go that I would definitely like is a cover for the tongues. It didn’t occur to me at the time I reviewed the Sqweel 2 that the cover was such a great accessory. Considering I might actually toss the Sqweel Go in a purse or carry-on for travel, being able to protect the tongues might be good. I’m not sure if they would bounce back into place after being squashed in some way for a length of time.
Lovehoney Sqweel Go Pros:
• Unique and awesome sensations
• Improved design
• Tongues can access tucked away clits more easily
• Great size
• Simple to use
• Good texture and feedback on button
• Silicone tongues
• Relatively painless to clean
Lovehoney Sqweel Go Cons:
• Would still like more power
• Slightly noisy
• Miss the flicking back and forth mode from Sqweel 2
• No cover to protect tongues
The reason I didn’t rate the new Lovehoney Sqweel Go a full 5 beans is because I would still like more power. Someone from Lovehoney probably just read that sentence while pulling their hair out and screaming, “What more do you want from us, woman?!”
While I wish the Sqweel Go had my favorite mode from the Sqweel 2, the one that reverses directions over and over, it’s no big whoop. Maybe I am one of only three people in the world who liked it. Including a protective cover for the silicone tongues, like the Sqweel 2 has, would be great, but it could possibly add too much bulk and that would make me sad.
I love the stronger sensations, protruding tongues, teency size, and ease of use of the new Lovehoney Sqweel Go and consider it a significant improvement over its predecessor. The fact that it comes in three colors is nothing to sniff at either, even if all three colors include pink bits. I don’t expect Lovehoney to move that far from the original design.
This is the second point I feel is obvious and doesn’t really need to be mentioned (the first one being, do NOT stick this toy in your butt), but what may be obvious to me is not always obvious to others. The Sqweel Go is NOT a vibrator, so don’t expect it to act like one. It is unlike any other sex toy and well worth the investment, especially at its relatively low price point. However, if you really want a vibrator, get a vibrator. I would be happy to recommend one.
You can find the new Lovehoney Sqweel Go in all its glory, not surprisingly, at Lovehoney. Not only will they give you a Free Mantric Mouse Vibrator, you’ll get Free shipping on your purchase with no minimum required, and they actually allow you to return a used sex toy within 100 days of placing the order if you are unhappy with it. Not all sex toy stores have this policy. While you’re there, be sure to check out all the holiday specials going on right now at Lovehoney.
Bean Fiddler Rating:
I know I’ve been going on and on about a 200th review giveaway for weeks now. Well, Bean Fiddler’s 200th review is finally here! Tune in tomorrow for the Bean Fiddler 200th Review Giveaway Extravaganza! Same bat time, same bat channel. See you then!
When I sat down to write this Spotlight it occurred to me that We-Vibe has just released their fourth incarnation of the well-known, iconic, We-Vibe Couple’s Vibrator and I do not have a single one. What’s up with that, We-Vibe??
I own two versions of the LELO Tiani (no longer available in the U.S. and Canada due to a lawsuit LELO lost to Standard Innovation/We-Vibe). I even have the new LELO Ida Couple’s Vibrator (Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming review!). Yet sadly, there is not a single We-Vibe wearable vibrator to my name.
Most people probably do not even realize that We-Vibe actually makes a few other vibrators in addition to their famous couple’s vibrator. In fact, one of my all time favorite clit vibrators is the We-Vibe Touch, which I happened to use this very morning.
Anyway, We-Vibe released the original version of their couple’s vibrator in 2008. At the time, it was the only wearable dual vibrator on the market. Over the past five years, they have continued to tweak and improve their product, leading right up to 2013 and the subject of today’s Spotlight, the We-Vibe 4 Couple’s Vibrator.
To an onlooker like myself, who has no real life experience with the wearable We-Vibe line (hint, hint), the most obvious change from the We-Vibe 3 to the We-Vibe 4 is the shape. The external clit stimulator appears larger and the internal g-spot massager seems wider and flatter than before. It looks as though the vibrator is more compact overall for a snugger fit. Perhaps some people had issues with the We-Vibe 3 staying in place, so they designed the We-Vibe 4 to fit more like a clamp.
When comparing images of the two We-Vibes, it is obvious the remote control has been updated as well. I’m guessing the new remote gives you more options and greater control during play. Apparently, it allows you to adjust intensity in all six modes, including the new Echo Mode, which alternates between internal and external vibrations.
The couple’s vibrator remains rechargeable (because duh), and as with the We-Vibe 3, the charger doubles as a discreet carrying/storage case. You know how much I love discreet storage options. It even holds the remote control, which is especially helpful. The We-Vibe 4 charges fully in six hours to provide up to three hours of use, as opposed to the We-Vibe 3′s two hours. A USB cable is included in the box rather than an AC power adapter, which seems to be the next big thing with some of the newer vibrators.
As with its siblings, the We-Vibe 4 is waterproof and submersible, so you can have sex in the shower or bathtub (though you’ll probably have to mop up a ton of water) if you se desire. This also makes it super easy to clean. It is made of medical-grade silicone, which means it is hypoallergenic and body-safe, and can even be disinfected.
The biggest downside I see to the new We-Vibe 4 is the color choices. It is only available in pink and purple. C’mon, We-Vibe! What happened to the ruby and teal of earlier versions? I really have to wonder if these colors do sell that much better than others as so many manufacturers are designing everything in pink and purple. Sadness.
To learn a bit more about the We-Vibe 4, watch the video below. Don’t worry, it’s not all boring couples talking about how the vibrator has changed their lives. The useful information starts about 15 seconds in.
I know I’ve been making a big deal about not owning a We-Vibe, but I’m mostly joking. I think it is slightly odd that I’ve never gotten around to testing any of the first three versions, considering how popular the We-Vibes have been and the fact that I am a SEX TOY REVIEWER.
I do find the new shape of the We-Vibe 4 very interesting and would really like to try this one. So, on the off chance you’re planning on sending me a new We-Vibe 4 (preferably in purple), would you pretty please include a We-Vibe Tango? I so desperately want one!
If you think you’d prefer the shape of the previous We-Vibe couple’s vibrators or are one of those people who waits for a new model to come out before buying the old one at a discount, now is the time. There are some awfully good deals on the We-Vibe II and the We-Vibe 3 out there.
Oh, and don’t ask me why they started with roman numerals and then switched over to regular numbers. I have no idea.
Check out the following stores for the new We-Vibe 4 Couple’s Vibrator:
I know you must getting sick of all the trumpets and fanfare and I am truly sorry. Not quite sorry enough to stop though. Know why? It’s really, truly almost here. That’s right. This is Bean Fiddler’s 199th review, which means next week will be the 200th review on Bean Fiddler! For reals.
Yes, yes. It will be the final week you will have to tolerate all of this fuss, but it is an important landmark in the history of Beanfiddler.com. Next week we will also be unleashing a special surprise for everyone, so be sure to tune in! Alright already, I suppose I should actually get to the review.
Like its sibling, the Mea Culpa Flogger, the Sex and Metal Titan Whip was handmade by the expert artisans at Sex and Metal. When you look at the images below, you will see significant differences between the two impact toys, though both would be commonly used in BDSM play.
I’ll be the first to admit I have very little experience with whips, other than pretending to be a cowboy when I was younger. (Girls can too be cowboys!) Of course, those whips are very different from the Sex and Metal Titan Whip, with its Dragons Tongue fall. A Dragons Tongue is made by taking a piece of silicone (or leather) and rolling it up into a tube shape terminating in a pointy end.
The other end of the cylinder is secured within the handle of the Titan Whip with two spikes (which really add to the aesthetic of Sex and Metal whips and floggers), one on either side. The silicone piece is wrapped very tightly, such that the part of the tube attached to the handle is quite firm. The Dragons Tongue fall is so rigid that it stands up on its own and only begins to droop a bit towards the pointed end. `
The handle of my Sex and Metal Titan Whip is made from powder coated raw steel in a vivd Candy Apple Red, though it is also available in plain old shiny raw steel, if you prefer. It is 9″ long and has a large round steel ball at its base. Due to the three sections of tightly twisted steel strands wrapped around and welded equidistant along its length, I do not recommend inserting the Titan’s handle into your body (or anyone else’s, obviously). The ball at the base is also welded to the handle, but the spikes at the point where the handle meets the silicone Dragons Tongue are not.
All of the welded bits are easily seen, but as the Sex and Metal Titan Whip is not a mass-produced, machined product, that is to be expected. These areas do not detract from the beauty of the handle. When an item is handmade, there are always small imperfections that make it unique and stand out from other pieces. Ask any jewelry maker.
As with the Mea Culpa Flogger, the handle of the Titan Whip is heavy. When you take into account that the silicone Dragons Tongue weighs more than the leather fall of the flogger, it is even more noticeable. My old, crappy scale (It belonged to my great-aunt and has sentimental value, so back off.) clocked the Mea Culpa at approximately 13.5 ounces and the Titan Whip at just under 16 ounces, which does not seem significant. Yet holding the flogger in one hand and the whip in the other, I easily feel the difference.
The hefty weight of the Sex and Metal Titan Whip indicates it is strong and durable. If you take good care of it, there is no reason the Titan Whip won’t last years. It also means the handle feels solid and secure in your hand when using the whip. These are good qualities in an impact toy, but for people with hand and wrist issues, the weight may not so great.
When you choose a product made of steel, you know it will be much heavier than one made of plastic or some other lightweight material. While the benefits of Sex and Metal’s steel handle are worth it for me, the weight may just be too much for some people. Keep this in mind when shopping.
The Dragons Tongue itself is 22.5″ long, making the entire whip a whopping 31.5″ in length. That’s practically a yard! Storing/hiding a yard’s worth of BDSM gear is not an easy thing for many people to do. Sure, if you’ve got your own dungeon, you’ve no need for concern. Most people are dungeon-free and need to come up with more realistic storage solutions, not to mention those who must worry about the spying eyes of children. You cannot fold the Dragons Tongue in half and pop the Sex and Metal Titan Whip in a drawer, so also take this into account when selecting fall options.
Though I am a huge fan of leather, silicone falls have some great benefits. Silicone is waterproof, hence you don’t have to worry about soaking the Dragons Tongue with sweat and other bodily fluids. You can wash them right off or spritz the Dragons Tongue down with a sex toy cleaner.
Silicone also allows you to add fluids to your play in case you want to lube up your submissive’s back or bottom before whipping them, creating new and different sensations. I would stick with water-based concoctions, as you never know how silicone products will react with one another and you don’t want to end up with a sticky, ruined whip on your hands.
Silicone can also be disinfected by washing it with a 10% bleach solution. This means you can share your Sex and Metal Titan Whip at your local dungeon or play party. Remember though, the Dragons Tongue should be disinfected before it is used on a new person so you don’t unintentionally share any bugs or bacteria.
The Sex and Metal Titan Whip is more extreme than my other BDSM toys, though much of the control over just how extreme comes down to whomever wields the whip. As with all impact toys, play can be gentle or severe, and these parameters should always be discussed and set before anyone gets naked. Safe, sane, and consensual, people.
I know it would be super cool if I posted some images with my body all marked up by the Sex and Metal Titan Whip, but that is not going to happen this time around. Right now, my body cannot tolerate that level of pain. You’ll just have to believe me when I say that the Titan is certainly capable of leaving marks and bruises.
Manipulating the Sex and Metal Titan Whip is not difficult, just different, and takes a bit of acclimation. The challenge may be in learning how to adjust your strength and whip more gently. It seems that using the same amount of force and pressure with the Dragons Tongue as the Mea Culpa Flogger causes more pain. I think if you start out slowly and build up, you won’t have any issues.
The different levels of thickness and rigidity of the Sex and Metal Titan Whip allow you to create different sensations on the body. You can use the tip of the Dragons Tongue to cause sharp, stinging pain, while its more rigid shaft produces a thuddier feeling. It is all based upon how you brandish the Titan Whip.
I am not sure if it is due to being made of silicone as opposed to leather, or if it’s the shape of the fall, but the sound the Sex and Metal Titan Whip makes when striking flesh is unexpectedly LOUD. If you have roommates or nosy neighbors and thin walls, beware. You might need a little cover music during play time unless you want people calling the police to report a domestic violence incident. That would be no fun for anyone.
There is no packaging, per se, for the Sex and Metal Titan Whip. Just as with the Mea Culpa Flogger, it arrived in a plain brown box with absolutely no indication as to what was inside. Within the box, the Titan Whip was protected by a clear plastic bag and cushioned with recyclable brown paper. Nothing fancy, which is totally acceptable. Unless it were to come in some sort of carrying case (which would be awesome but crazy expensive), there is no need for anything but protective shipping materials.
Sex and Metal Titan Whip Pros:
• Handmade and well-crafted
• Creates multiple sensations
• Sturdy and long-lasting
• Washable, high-quality silicone fall
• Can be used with multiple partners (after disinfection)
Sex and Metal Titan Whip Cons:
• No available cleaning and care instructions
• May be too heavy for those with hand and wrist issues
• Silicone Dragons Tongue gets dusty easily
• Storage issues
The Sex and Metal Titan Whip is a unique impact device that is sure to make most experienced kinksters happy. While those with less experience may be intimidated, there really is nothing to fear. It’s all in how you choose to play. The advantage of an implement such as this is that it grows with you instead of you outgrowing it. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, and aside from my Sex and Metal Mea Culpa Flogger, I have yet to run across higher quality impact toys.
The steel handle and silicone Dragons Tongue is excellent quality, though storage a huge challenge for those of us without dungeons. Of course, I literally had a sex toy avalanche today, so I already have storage problems. My one issue with the silicone fall is that it’s a dust magnet, like many silicone sex toys. Oddly enough, it does not seem to overly attract lint like many toys do.
If you have any concerns due to a lack of hand/wrist strength/pain, definitely consider the weight of the Titan Whip, which is considerable. The twisted strands of steel on the handle do increase gripability (totally a word), which is helpful.
My biggest gripe is actually not with the Sex and Metal Titan Whip itself, but with the lack of available information regarding care and storage. I know I tend to grumble about this, but information is vital to end users, and it is super frustrating when manufacturers don’t understand.
There is nothing on the product page that tells me, or much more importantly, a newbie user, how to clean the silicone fall, that it can (and should) be disinfected between non-fluid bonded players, or that silicone-based products could possibly damage it badly.
Though you did just miss the fantastic Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at Sex and Metal, be sure to keep your eyes on the Bean Fiddler Deals & Sales Page so you will be on track with all the upcoming holiday sales they are sure to have.
In the meantime, if you are in the market for a new and unusual impact toy, check out the Sex and Metal Titan Whip Did I mention that it’s vegan??
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I know you’re all aware our 2000th review is next week because I haven’t stopped reminding you. With Bean Fiddler’s 200th review, we will be launching a fun and different giveaway, so be sure to keep your eyes on Bean Fiddler next week!
It’s the second to last night of Chanukah, which is always bittersweet for me. I think it’s similar to post-Christmas depression. There’s all this build up, a frenzy of celebration, and then, bam, it’s over. I imagine the fact that it happens over eight nights makes the let down feel a bit more abrupt than what my friends describe they experience with Christmas.
As tomorrow is Bean Fiddler’s 199th review (pushed due to last week’s nightmare server issues), I decided to wave goodbye to Chanukah today. Hope you all had wonderful holiday, were able to spend time with loved ones, gave and received some great gifts, and ate a latke or two.