I am a fan of sex toy accessories and products that encourage sex and make it easier and more creative. Therefore, I was pleased when I had the opportunity to review both the Liberator Wedge and the Liberator Ramp. This week I’m reviewing another Liberator product that I’ve had for a while, the Liberator Fascinator Throe.
The Liberator Fascinator Throe is a very popular Liberator product. In fact, it is so popular, Liberator has come out with several versions and tons of colors. There is a Décor Fascinator Throe, a Faux Fur Fascinator Throe, and of course, the plain old Liberator Fascinator Throe, which is what I have. The are differences in material and pricing between these three throes, but in this review I am focusing on the Liberator Fascinator Throe. This Throe is 4′ by 5′so it’s slightly smaller than a queen size mattress. It just fits my bed without having a bunch of extra material hanging over the sides. The Fascinator Throe comes in both shag and microfiber and is available in a variety of colors, depending upon where you purchase it. I own the shag Throe in a deep, royal purple. The color is strong and gorgeous and has not faded with washing. The microfiber Throe is made of the same material that covers the Liberator Shapes so I imagine it feels quite nice but less plush than my shag Throe.
Made of polyester shag on one side and satin on the other, the Liberator Fascinator Throe is completely waterproof. You may be wondering why anyone over the age of three would need or want a waterproof blanket. If you’ve ever gotten your bed, your couch, your floor, or any other piece of furniture messy during sex you can imagine the advantage of a such an item. Like with the Liberator shapes, there is a layer of waterproof material between the satin and the polyester that keeps liquids from soaking through to the other side of the Throe. Of course, if the fluids can’t soak through to the other side of the Throe they certainly cannot soak through to anything anything the Throe is laying on. Thus, the Fascinator Throe is the perfect protection for your bed and anywhere else you like to play.
The shag polyester is very soft and plush and feels great against the skin, while the satin side is slick and cool. Both sides are enjoyable to lay on but I prefer the shag side. I like the softer plushness of the shag against my skin. I also tend to slide around a bit on the satin side as it’s somewhat slippery.
I had heard a ton about the Liberator Fascinator Throe before getting my hands on one, yet I still had my doubts as to how it could really be waterproof and how well it would work. I discovered that the stories I had heard where true. No matter the mess I’ve made on my Fascinator Throe, I have not managed to disprove its waterproofness (that is so a word!), not even by dumping water directly on it. That mystery material between the shag and satin stands up to the test. I do find that liquidy fluids, like water, tend to bead up on the shag side of the Throe before soaking in, while they soak into the satin side much more quickly. However, they still do not penetrate the waterproof barrier.
Obviously, the Liberator Fascinator Throe is good for more than just dumping water on. It protects from lubricants, massage oils and lotions, edible body paints, food and drink, and of course, bodily fluids. At some point I’m sure you’ve had to sleep in the wet spot, which is very unpleasant. With the Fascinator Throe, you can give your partner a massage, lube up, have sex to your heart’s content, then simply fold the Throe up and enjoy your dry, clean bed. It really makes things simple.
You can wash the Liberator Fascinator Throe in your washing machine with like colors on cold. I find that its large size keeps me from being able to wash much else with it. After washing, tumble dry on low. Your Throe will be as good as new. I’ve even gotten blood on my Throe and it came out like it was never there.
While the Throe is soft, it really cannot be used as a regular throw blanket. I find it too stiff and crinkly to snuggle under. I suppose it would do in a pinch but it’s not ideal. As I prefer to lay on the shag side of the Liberator Fascinator Throe, the satin is against the bedsheets and it tends to slip around very easily. This can be somewhat annoying during sex. I also find that the shag polyester gets very warm. While this is nice if the room is cold, it can cause me to overheat somewhat quickly. However, I run very hot and do sweat easily so this may not be an issue for everyone.
It is impossible not to like the Liberator Fascinator Throe. The color is strong and vibrant and I like the feel of the polyester shag against my skin. It fits my bed well and is easy to care for and clean. In general, I don’t really use it anywhere else as I don’t have a lot of furniture and my couch is not terribly comfy. Still, it is wonderful to just spread it out on the bed before play time and roll it back up afterward. It usually ends up on the floor until the next day or whenever I get around to doing laundry. It really is an awesome sex accessory.
The packing of the Liberator Fascinator Throe is super simple. It comes tightly folded in a thin plastic container and unless you’re some kind of folding magician, once you take it out you’ll never get it back in. It really isn’t great for storage anyway as it’s very flimsy. It is also not very discreet considering the images on the front and back of the package. You’re better off just storing it with your other linens. That way, no one knows it’s not a regular old blanket.
Liberator Fascinator Throe Pros:
• Soft and plush
• Easy to wash
• Protects furniture/carpet
• Vibrant color
Liberator Fascinator Throe Cons:
• A bit slippery
• Can get warm
As I had heard, the Liberator Fascinator Throe is fantastic. I love how it protects my bed from any fluids I run into during play and there’s nothing better than having clean sheets to curl up on when play time is over. You can even throw it on the floor and use it as a picnic blanket if you want. This way the carpet will be protected from any spills. It’s easy to wash the Fascinator Throe and the polyester shag feels great against my body. If it gets too hot I can always flip the Throe over to the cooler satin side. Yes, it can be a bit slippery and crinkly and it does sometimes cause me to heat up. However, these are small prices to pay for a waterproof sex blanket. The bottom line is that the Liberator Fascinator Throe does exactly what it’s meant to do and it does it well.
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