SPOTLIGHT on New Nalone Sex Toys

Last week, I published a Spotlight on a new sex toy from one of favorite manufacturers, the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei. This week, I’ve decided to take a look at some new toys I discovered at Lovehoney from a manufacturer that’s new to me, Nalone.

Nalone has a number of interesting products that go beyond the typical vibrator. There is the Nalone Electro USB Rechargeable Massage Wand Vibrator, which has dual motors, one in the handle and one in the head. I think that’s a bit odd because I generally do not like vibrations that transfer to the handle of a vibrator and make my hand buzzy. Maybe I’m missing something here. What I find really interesting about the Nalone Electro is that it also has Electromagnetic Pulse technology, so its head gives off an electro micro current. It’s also hard not to love the fact that the two buttons responsible for the electro micro current have what look like little lightening symbols on them.

 

The Nalone Rythm (a rabbit vibrator) and the Nalone Pulse (a traditional vibrator) are both sound activated rechargeable vibrators. In theory, this is nothing new. OhMiBod has been doing this for a while. However, in addition to reacting to music, the Nalone Rythm and Nalone Pulse also respond to ambient sound. This means your partner can literally control the vibrations with his or her voice. That’s new. In theory, the vibrators should also react to any moaning or other sounds you are making. That idea intrigues me. I’m not sure how effective it will be if it requires your partner yelling at the top of his or her voice though.

 

The Nalone Touch G-Spot Vibrator and the Nalone Curve Clitoral Vibrator have touch responsive controls, meaning that they function based on how you touch metal sensors on the control panel. The Nalone Curve is also billed as a u-spot vibrator. The company claims it can be slightly inserted into the vagina and stimulate the u-spot. Seems iffy to me, but it could work this way for some women. Maybe I’m just a Doubting Thomas. In addition to their touch responsive modes, both vibrators have seven preset patterns.

 

Then we have the Nalone Miu Miu, a set of remote controlled vibrating kegel balls. The Nalone Miu Miu are not the only vibrating kegel balls out there, but I don’t recall seeing another pair that is remote controlled. I always like the idea of a remote controlled sex toy because you can hand off the remote to your partner and they then have the power to surprise, tease, and torment you. In public, if they choose. Not only that, but the Nalone Miu Miu Vibrating Kegel Balls have a “smart ball” setting. Once you’ve turned this mode on and are wearing the Nalone Miu Miu, they will turn on and surprise you at random moments. It’s not as good as having a partner control them, but it still sounds cool.

 

The six Nalone sex toys I have discussed in this post are all silicone, rechargeable, and waterproof. Lovehoney does carry a few other Nalone sex toys that are made with metal, but they don’t have any nifty or unusual features, so I don’t find them all that interesting.

Though I am dubious of the second motor in the handle of the Nalone Electro USB Rechargeable Massage Wand Vibrator, this one interests me the most as I have become curious about electroplay. After the Nalone Electro, I’d want to try either the Nalone Rythm or the Nalone Pulse. I have the OhMiBod Freestyle W, so it’s not the musical aspect that has me curious, it’s the voice responsiveness. I would love to see how well that works.

While I am working on trying to figure out how to review one of these new Nalone sex toys, you can head on over to Lovehoney and check them out for yourself. Leave me some feedback to let me know what you think. Which one looks the most interesting to you?

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Review

Generally speaking, TPR is not my favorite material in the world so I tend not to use many TPR products nowadays. However, when I saw the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators at PinkCherry Sex Toys, I decided to make an exception.

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators

Let’s start with the TPR, which is thermoplastic rubber. Just the fact that it’s called “rubber” rubs me the wrong way. Still, when made properly (as this product should be), TPR is non-toxic, phthalate-free, and hypoallergenic. I have to admit I don’t trust all manufacturers who use TPR, but as this is not a product I am inserting into my body, I figured I’d give it a shot.

Now that I’ve explained my anti-TPR bias, let’s actually look at the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators. It’s an interesting and odd looking product, consisting of two clear TPR suction cups connected by wires, with an attached control unit. Each suction cup is approximately 3.75″ in diameter, with two butterflies imprinted on the cups’ tops for decoration. At the center of each suction cup is a motor made of black plastic that sticks out like a giant erect nipple. On the inside of the suction cups, these motors have little, tiny TPR nubs attached to them. Surrounding these nubs are two rows of much larger, pointier nubs attached to the surface of the suction cups themselves.

The box promises “hundreds” of little ticklers in each cup. I’m not sure there are really that many, but I’m not actually going to count. I don’t think the exact number of ticklers is relevant. The entire point of these motors is to spin (hence the name Spinning Nipple Stimulators) the little nubs on and around your nipples. With me so far?

As much as I wish I looked like the model on the box (minus the porn face), I don’t, and I have much larger breasts than she does. So, when I first removed the Spinning Nipple Stimulators from the box, I was concerned this would be a problem. However, they truly are suction cups, so breast size is not an issue.

The way I put the Spinning Nipple Stimulators on is to position the black motorized nubs directly over my nipple, then press down. The cup sort of flattens out against my breast, and as it re-inflates to its round shape, it sucks the skin up into it and firmly attaches itself. You know, like a suction cup.

The suction is strong, but doesn’t hold up to a lot of flailing about. I don’t have to remain perfectly still or anything, but bouncing up and down tends to reposition the cups so that the motors are not directly on my nipples. The suction cups don’t completely come off though, which is fairly impressive. I imagine someone with smaller breasts could move around much more and have the suction cups stay in place. Not having smaller breasts, I don’t know for certain.

The cord between the two suction cups is 20.75″ long, which should provide enough leeway for most people. If you don’t have the perkiest breasts in the world, you may actually need all that length. The cord that leads to the controller is 24″, so if you’re giving control of the Spinning Nipple Stimulators to a partner, they don’t have to be right on top of you, but they also can’t be very far away.

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, Size

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, Close Up of Nubs

The control unit of the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators is 4″ long and 4.25″ in circumference. It has three indentations on the back for fingers, so it fits very comfortably in my hand and is easy to hold. It is made of plastic, but feels solid enough, and not particularly cheap. The bottom of the control unit screws off to provide access to the battery compartment. There is an o-ring, so if the bottom is screwed on tightly, the control unit should be waterproof.

The control unit takes four AAA batteries, which for some reason, I can never seem to find. This time I had to sacrifice both TV and air conditioning, and it’s been HOT. Do you see what I do for you, people?? Anyway, inside the battery compartment is a cartridge to hold the four (stolen) batteries. The cartridge must be slid in along the grooves in its sides and be facing the right way. It is not reversible.

I love a battery cartridge because it not only makes getting the batteries in much easier, it allows for convenient battery storage. I can just slide out the cartridge, leave the batteries in it, and store it like that. This way, when I want to use the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, it’s quick and simple just to slide the cartridge into the control unit. Leaving the batteries in the control unit is not a good idea. It can shorten the life of the batteries, and considering how expensive they are, it’s best to keep them alive as long as possible.

Obviously, the control panel is on the control unit. It consists of two buttons, the Power button and the Mode button directly above it. The buttons are easy to press, and provide good feedback, with a sharp “click’ every time I press them. They’re also self-explanatory. The Power button turns the Spinning Nipple Stimulators on and off, while the Mode button switches modes. Apparently, the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators have seven different functions, but I am hard pressed to discern much difference. What follows is my interpretation of these seven functions:
1. Slow
2. Medium
3. Fast
4. Change spinning direction
5. Slow (in new direction)
6. Medium (in new direction)
7. Fast (in new direction)

The Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators’ control unit has an LED that lights up and changes colors to red, blue, green, yellow, etc. It doesn’t seem to me that the colors changing corresponds with the modes in any particular way. It seems totally random.

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, Control Unit

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, Control Panel

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, Battery Compartment

When it comes to actually using them, I must say the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are surprisingly great. Even though I wish the suction cups were made from a different material (hello, Pipedream), the TPR is pliable and flexible, and the shape provides good suction. Once I suck them on to my breasts, they actually stay where I want them, as long as I’m not moving around like crazy.

I really can’t tell the difference between the spinning and non-spinning nubs with the motor running, but that’s not necessary. The important part is that it feels very good. It definitely does not feel like human hands or fingers. It feels like a combination of pressure, light pinching, and nails being dragged across my skin. My nipples are very sensitive so the sensation is like a direct line to my clit, Insta-Wet. I absolutely love the sensation when the motor changes direction and starts spinning the other way. So much so, I wish there was a mode that just spun the nubs back and forth or that I could control this directly by pressing a button.

In theory, the controls on the unit are easy to use. The problem is that the Mode button is right on top of the Power button and I am constantly turning the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulatorss off accidentally when I’m trying to change modes. It is extremely annoying. I think a better design would be to place the buttons side by side or at least further apart.

I have also noticed that my nipples can become sore a few hours after using the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, or the next day, depending upon how frequently and long I use them. As I mentioned, my nipples are sensitive so this may not happen to everyone, and I don’t necessarily see it as a bad thing. The soreness just creates more sensitivity the next time I use them or another form of stimulation.

Adding a bit of lube to the inside of the suction cups of the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators causes the nubs to spin more smoothly on the skin. The one benefit to TPR is that you can use both water-based lubricant and silicone-based lubricant with it. I’ve been testing a new silicone-based lube and find it to be softer and silkier than water-based, though that’s not uncommon in general. I like the feeling of the nubs sliding more easily along my skin, but I also really like the sort of pulling and dragging that happens without any lube. The downside of using lube is that it causes more of a mess to clean up.

At least cleaning is relatively simple with TPR, and the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are waterproof, so you can wash the suction cups using soap and warm water or a sex toy cleaner. Keep in mind that TPR is porous, so it cannot be disinfected like some other materials. If you use lube with the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, be sure to clean them carefully, as it might guck up in between the nubs.

I am not terribly fond of the packaging for the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators. The product comes in a plastic bag inside a large box. The box is quite sturdy and can be used for storage, though it is a bit big. It’s the outside of the box I object to. In general, the Fetish Fantasy series typically has naked models on the packaging. I suppose it is helpful to have an image so you can see how the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators work, though I think it’s obvious.

Compared to some of Pipedream’s other packaging, this is almost tasteful. Maybe it’s the porn face that bothers me. Maybe it’s just that some of their other products disturb me and make me feel a little sleazy using anything associated. I feel like the marketing team is using the same approach they use for their products directed toward men. To top it off, the box is just really indiscreet, so I cannot leave it laying around.

The box also includes a cheapy, satiny blindfold. It’s crappy quality so it’s not very comfortable to wear and it lets a lot of light in. I know it’s meant to be an extra, but maybe Pipedream could save the $.02 and put it toward using a better material than TPR.

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Packaging, Box Front

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Packaging, Box Back

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Packaging

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Packaging, Contents

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Pros:
• Intense sensation
• Strong suction
• Cups are easy to apply
• Strong motor
• Can be used with any kind of lubricant
• Separate power and mode buttons

Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Cons:
• TPR
• Power and Mode button are too close together
• Cannot clearly differentiate all seven modes
• Very loud

I really enjoy nipple stimulation, and other than nipple clamps, there aren’t that many options out there. My experience with the Nipple Suckers was less than stellar and I was very unhappy with the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy Nipple Clamps experiment. In fact, I have only given five beans to one nipple toy, my Japanese Clover Clamps. While I don’t feel I can give the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators a full 5 beans based on the TPR and my issue with the placement of the control buttons, I’ve got to say it’s my second favorite nipple toy I’ve reviewed in over three years.

I wish Pipedream had chosen to make the suction cups out of a different material, but as I commented at the beginning of this review, since I’m not putting this toy inside my body, I can live with it, just barely. Constantly hitting the Power button accidentally and turning the Spinning Nipple Stimulators off during play is frustrating, and I would like a setting that causes the motors to change directions quickly. Also, the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are LOUD, like buzz saw loud. You definitely need some cover noise for these if you don’t have sufficient privacy.

However, I don’t have a privacy issue. So, the sound, while distracting, is not a problem for me. I can almost make the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators switch directions the way I want them to, just not fast enough, and my problem with buttons is not enough to kill my enjoyment of the sensations created by the spinning nubs.

Overall, the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are a surprising treat and the first new nipple toy I’ve really liked in quite a while. This has made me realize I need some new nipple toys. Suggestions, anyone? While I work on finding suggestions on nifty nipple toys, you can head over to PinkCherry Sex Toys and pick up some Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators of your very own.

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SPOTLIGHT on Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator

Though it seems so long ago, it was actually only in March when I reviewed the Fun Factory Stronic Eins Pulsator. I know many people loved the Stronic Eins, and though I did love the concept, it didn’t do much for me on a physical level. I require clit stimulation to get off and the Stronic Eins doesn’t provide enough. That’s not its primary purpose though, so I really couldn’t fault it for that.

It turns out the Stronic Eins is not the only pulsator in the family. Not wanting to limit the pulsating to just people with vaginas, Fun Factory decided to create the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator.

Fun Factory Stronic Eins Zwei Pulsator

As you may or may not know, Fun Factory is a German company. Stronic is the German word for “strong” and Zwei is the number “two”. Therefore, it makes sense that the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator is basically an extension of the Stronic Eins. Rather than vibrate, the Stronic Zwei thrusts, simulating the sensation of intercourse. The main difference between these two sex toys is the shape. The Stronic Zwei has a flared base at the bottom of the shaft, above the control panel, which means it can be used for anal penetration and to stimulate the prostate. The tip is also more rounded than the Stronic Eins’ pointier one, and looks as though it has a steeper curve, imnicating a stronger likelihood of (more intense) g-spot stimulation.

As part of the Fun Factory’s Click ‘N Charge series, the Stronic Zwei Pulsator is rechargeable and waterproof. It is made of Fun Factory’s medical-grade silicone, so it can easily be sterilized for use between non-fluid bonded partners and go from anal to vaginal penetration. The Stronic Zwei Pulsator has multiple speed settings and pulsation patterns, as well as a travel lock. If the motor is anything like that of the Stronic Eins, which I would expect it to be, I think it’s safe to say the Stronic Zwei is powerful. It is also on the girthy side, like its older sibling.

As the Stronic Eins didn’t do that much for me, I am not in rush to try the Stronic Zwei Pulsator. Though it does look as if it will provide more g-spot stimulation, I still don’t think that will be enough for me to get off. When it comes to anal play and toys, I prefer the sensation of being filled rather than the back and forth motion of thrusting. Therefore, this toy was definitely not designed with me in mind. However, I do think it looks like a great option for prostate stimulation, as it is just as novel as the Stronic Eins is for vaginal penetration.

If you or your male partner enjoys prostate stimulation, I would highly suggest checking out the Stronic Zwei. If you want more g-spot stimulation than the Stronic Eins provides, or you haven’t tried the Eins but enjoy g-spot stimulation and like the idea of a thrusting toy, I’d also recommend checking it out. If you do, please leave your feedback below! I am very curious what people’s experience has been with the Stronic Zwei.

You can find the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei Pulsator at the following stores:

Babeland
EdenFantasys
Good Vibrations
The Stockroom

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Review

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to attend the AVN Adult Novelty Expo in Pasadena, CA. Not only did I have the opportunity to come into contact with a lot of new products, I met some really great people. Among them was Shellie, proprietress of Crystal Delights (proprietress, heh). At the show, I was able to check out Shellie’s stash of products, live and in person. It’s so very different from looking at something online, especially when it comes to shiny and sparkly things like glass and crystals.

If you haven’t heard of them, Crystal Delights makes amazing glass sex toys. Granted, there are a lot of glass toys out there, but very few of them can compare in quality and creativity. In fact, the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Tail was the winner of the 2013 XBiz Award for “Best Non-Powered Pleasure Product” & 2012 AVN Award for “Best Fetish Product” of the Year.

When Shellie offered to send me the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug for review, I jumped on it without a second thought. As I was waiting for it to arrive, I started wondering just exactly what a Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug might entail. For the most part, the name is self-explanatory. It’s a butt plug, from the Crystal Minx line, and it has a magnetic bunny tail. Makes sense, but where did Hello Kitty fit in? I have loved Hello Kitty since I was a little kid, and never even noticed until someone pointed out to me that Hello Kitty has no mouth, which just goes to show you how observant I am. *eye roll* Needless to say, I was super excited about the arrival of my package.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug

It turns out that the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is basically the traditional (Don’t you love my use of the word “traditional” when discussing bunny tail butt plugs?) Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug with a gorgeous Swarovski-infused, magnetic Hello Kitty face. Are you confused? As Ricky Ricardo would say, let me ‘splain.

The Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is a small-medium size butt plug made of clear borosillicate glass. If you’re familiar with the original Crystal Delights Butt Plugs, you know they have Swarovski crystal elements embedded in their base. In 2012, the Crystal Minx was released and instead of being stuck with crappy latex butt plugs for Pet Play, people finally had the option of high-quality glass plug with luscious tails. Crystal Delights then expanded the Crystal Minx line by adding the original Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug, which has the bunny tail permanently attached to the butt plug.

As I have mentioned many times, I prefer sex toys I can easily clean and manage. I thought that might be an issue for me with the Crystal Minx line because I can get a bit sloppy with the lube during play and water when cleaning up. So, when Crystal Delights introduced the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, I was intrigued.

All Crystal Delights sex toys are made from borosillicate glass, also known as Pyrex, a kind of glass used in baking dishes. Borosillicate glass is made to withstand greater temperature extremes than glass commonly used to make water or wine glasses. In addition, if borosillicate glass breaks, it does so in large chunks rather than shattering all over the place like those water and wine glasses that are impossible to totally clean up. I mention breakage, not to freak anyone out, but to explain the differences between borosillicate and standard glass. I have a good number of glass sex toys and have never had one break or chip, regardless of the fact that I have dropped a few of them. That being said, it is still important to carefully look over your glass toys before use to be certain there are no chips or cracks.

While I may be stating the obvious here, the difference between the original Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug and the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is that rather than having the bunny tail permanently attached to the plug, the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug’s bunny tail is attached magnetically. Like I said, obvious. The Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug has a Neodymium magnet embedded in its base so that the bunny tail can be removed and reattached. Brilliant! Crystal Delights recommends you slide the bunny tail off the magnet rather than grasping the tail and yanking it off. Not only are the tails real fur, and therefore fragile, this is an insanely strong magnet. Apparently, Neodymium magnets are so strong, larger ones can cause injuries when used improperly. Seriously strong. Not kidding.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug Side View

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug Size

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Hello Kitty Face On

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Hello Kitty Face & Magnet

The cool thing is that both the bunny tail and the Hello Kitty bejeweled face have magnets so I can swap them out and choose which one to wear. Yessiree, I can have a sparkling Hello Kitty face, complete with whiskers and pink bow, shimmering out of my bottom. I don’t know many people who can say that. At first, I was a bit concerned that wearing the plug with Hello Kitty’s face attached might not be the best idea. I thought it could possibly slide off and disappear up my butt. Not a chance. There is no way that radiant little face is going anywhere without some serious encouragement. Strongest magnet in the world.

My Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is approximately 3.5″, with about 3″ of insertable length, and 1.4″ in diameter at its widest point. Notice I specified “my” Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug. That’s because every Crystal Delights piece is individually handmade, so each one is unique. While some products will certainly be close in size and color, as they should be, they will not match each other exactly. Therefore, I am providing the dimensions of my specific plug, and they do differ slightly from the dimensions on the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug’s webpage. My Crystal Minx Bunny Tail Plug is the teeniest bit larger, which is oki doki with me, and should not be a problem for anyone, as the difference is negligible.

If you do not have much experience with glass sex toys, allow me to point out that 1.4″ in diameter is a true 1.4″. Even the firmest silicone sex toys have some give, allowing them to feel slightly smaller when inserted into the body. It is just the opposite with glass. Due to its hardness and unforgiving nature, the toy may feel even larger. For me, especially with a butt plug, this is a plus. Another bonus to glass is that it retains temperature very well, thus making it excellent for temperature play. You can heat up or cool down your Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug in a bowl of hot or ice water (please remove the tail first), depending upon your preference. For some reason, I really like cold play. Please don’t stick your Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug in the microwave to heat it up. Remember, it’s got a metal magnet embedded in its base. Some people may wonder why I feel the need to remind you of this, but I know there is someone out there somewhere reading this review who was seriously considering the microwave until just a moment ago. You know who you are.

Aside from being able to swap out my sparkly Hello Kitty face with my soft, pink bunny tail, the best reason to have the strongest magnet ever in my butt plug is so that I can clean it without damaging said soft, pink bunny tail. Glass is stupidly easy to clean so you can just (carefully) SLIDE (not yank!) the bunny tail off and wash the butt plug with warm water and soap, a sex toy cleaner, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, or a 10% bleach solution. In theory, you can boil borosillicate glass, as well as pop it in the dishwasher. Even though this Crystal Delights butt plug does not have a Swarovski crystal element or glass medallion in the base, I don’t like the idea of boiling it. Maybe that’s just because it involves washing dishes and kitchen stuff. *shudder* I suppose I might run it through the dishwasher, but if you do either, be very careful. I imagine the magnet will get very hot and could cause a serious burn if accidentally touched. If you are planning on sharing your Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug between non-fluid bonded partners, definitely disinfect it with the 10% bleach solution. Also, if you were to decide to use this plug vaginally after using it anally, do the same thing. The bleach will kill any bacteria that you don’t want to share with other people or other parts of your body.

Glass is great because its natural slickness means I don’t need to use as much lube as I do with toys of made of other materials (Oh yeah, silicone, I’m looking at you). Regardless of what kind of lube I use with the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, and I can use either water or silicone-based lubricant with glass, just a small dab is all I need. This is great because even with the magnetic bunny tail you’ve still got to be careful not to get lube all over the place. However, when it comes to anal play, when in doubt, use more rather than less lube. You must protect that fragile tissue.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Hello Kitty Face, Bunny Tail, & Magnet

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail & Magnet

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail & Magnet

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail Attached

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, Butt Plug with Bunny Tail Attached

When it comes to cleaning the bunny tail itself, Shellie cracks me up with this comment on the website and the included instructions, “Here is where I give you the “correct” way to clean your Crystal Minx tail (which I know most of you won’t do)”, because she’s so right. Anyway, what she basically says is that if something bad gets on your bunny tail, you need to have it cleaned by a fur professional. If it’s not something horribly sticky or staining, you can spot clean immediately by patting, not stroking, the area with a rag and cleaning fluid, then hanging it to dry. She provides a full list of tips for caring for your bunny tail on the Crystal Delights website.

Above, I described the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug as a small-medium plug. I consider butt plugs with a diameter around 1″ or less as small, 1.5″ as medium, and 2″ as large. I am clarifying this because I’m sure other people look at this completely differently. I have a good amount of experience with butt plugs and anal play, and can tolerate a plug quite a bit larger than this one. However, for hopping about the rabbit hutch, the 1.4″ of diameter suits me very well. It is certainly small enough for me to be comfortably penetrated vaginally while wearing it, whether with a toy, fingers, or a penis. More importantly, it is comfortable to wear around for an extended period of time. After all, I’m not usually popping in a Bunny Tail Butt Plug just for a few minutes. This is a plug I’m going to wear for a while, so it must be comfy. Yep, I just said a glass butt plug can be comfy.

Sitting on the bunny tail itself is less comfortable, depending upon where and how I am sitting. I can definitely feel it, both due to the fur and the fact that it sticks out. It’s not something I want to sit on for hours on a hard wood chair, but at the right angle on the bed or soft couch, it’s totally doable. As the bunny tail is made of fox fur, not rabbit fur, is less silky than you might expect, but it is still very soft. Sometimes it can be a little tickly as well, but overall, extended wear is not a problem.

The acorn-like shape of the Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug also suits me well. The smaller tip allows the bulb to softly slip in to my anus. The bulb gently widens until it hits that widest point and gets sucked right in with the distinctive *pop* I feel when the shape is just right. My anal muscles relax comfortably around the stem of the plug, while the base rests solidly up against my butt cheeks, not sticking out too far. All in all, a perfect fit.

The packaging of the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is simple and lovely. Crystal Delights ships discreetly, so no worries there. The glass butt plug with its sparkly Hello Kitty face come tucked inside a beautiful, black brocade storage pouch. This pouch has a pocket for the Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug and then wraps around it and is secured by stretchy bands on either end. It comes with a little tag with the month and year when it was inspected by hand, along with the inspector’s initials. The pouch is wrapped with tissue paper and a Crystal Delights sticker. A sheet of instructions and the bunny tail itself were loose in the box. This is because squishing the bunny tail up to fit into a pouch would damage it. Fur likes to be footloose and fancy free, so to speak.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Contents

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Brocade Pouch

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Inspection Certification

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Packaging, Inside Pouch

In case you’re not familiar with Crystal Delights’ charity efforts, I’d like to make you aware of a program called, Colors Against Cancer, that Crystal Delights has run as long as I have been aware of the company. It’s simple and straightforward. 10% of the annual profits from the sales of the butt plugs and dildos from the Colors Against Cancer line are donated to cancer charities. I can’t think of a single person in my life who hasn’t been touched in some way by cancer and I think it’s wonderful that Crystal Delights gives back to the community in this way.

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Pros:
• Great shape
• Perfect size for extended wear
• High quality
• Borosillicate glass
• Magnetic tail
• Gorgeous
• Fun
• Hello Kitty
• Unique
• Made in U.S.
• Company give back to community
• Choice of color
• Temperature play

Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug Cons:
• Ummm…I don’t have one with Keroppi?

I knew going into this review that chances were very high I’d love the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug. Quite frankly, what’s not to love? It’s a high-quality, made in the U.S., glass butt plug, with the strongest magnet in the world embedded into its base that allows me to wear either a pink bunny tail or a shimmery Swarovski crystalled Hello Kitty face in my butt. In theory, I have trouble finding fault with any of that. When it comes to reality, I have the same problem, if one could call not being able to find anything wrong with the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug a “problem”.

The shape and size are perfect for extended wear, which is really the point when it comes to Pet Play. Even if you’re not into Pet Play, who doesn’t want a furry bunny tail? People pin those things to their butts all the time, and not just for Halloween… The stem of the butt plug is long enough to provide sufficient room for my muscles to clench down without feeling like it’s going to slip out or get sucked up inside me. The bunny tail is soft and fluffy and looks adorable. The Hello Kitty face is pretty, sparkly, and cracks me up every time I look at it, let alone wear it. It’s awesome and I love it and I want more. What else can I say? Get over to Crystal Delights, check out their stuff, and buy some. Like today already.

Did I mention that Crystal Delights can do custom orders as well? If you’re a bit of a size queen and want a bigger plug, contact Shellie and let her know. She’ll be happy to tell you what’s involved. OMG! I just had a brilliant idea. A zebra stripey magnetic plug with a zebra/horse tail and cheetah or leopard print magnetic plug with a cheetah or leopard tail. YES!

The Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug is available in either black, white, or pink real fox fur. Don’t bother telling me there is no such thing as a pink fox because I know you’re lying. Down the road, look for more tail options that can be purchased separately to be mixed and matched with your Crystal Delights Crystal Minx Magnetic Butt Plug. I’d also love to see some faux fur options as well at some point. I would think there is a market for it. Vegans need butt plugs too!

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LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Review

A few weeks ago, I published a Spotlight on the New and Improved LELO GIGI 2 and LELO LIV 2. I have worked with LELO in the past and before they released these new vibrators they were kind enough to give me a heads up and offer a sample for review. Due to the unusual shape, I had always wanted to try the GIGI, but had never gotten around to it. So many sex toys, so little time. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to test out the new LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator.

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator

As I mentioned, I do not have the original GIGI so I cannot provide a comparison. However, I can tell you what the LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator has that the original GIGI did not. The GIGI 2 has six improvements. Well, really there are five improvements and one difference I noticed. They are as follows:

1. Power: The LELO GIGI 2 has 100% more power than the original GIGI.
2. Waterproof: The new GIGI 2 is waterproof! The original GIGI was only splash proof.
3. Modes: The GIGI 2 offers eight vibration modes versus the original GIGI’s five.
4. Battery Life: The GIGI 2 can last up to four hours on a two hour charge, while the original GIGI maxed out at two hours.
5. Silicone: I have always raved about LELO’s silicone and didn’t think there was a need for improvement, but the GIGI 2 is made with a silicone that is even smoother and silkier than the silicone of the original GIGI.
6. Charger: The GIGI 2′s charger is white, as opposed to the black charger of the original GIGI. (Not a big deal, I realize.)

The first five differences on the above list are very significant. The list also provides you with a good amount of information about the LELO GIGI 2. As with all LELO Pleasure Objects, the GIGI 2 is made with a combination of ABS and silicone. The handle, with the control panel, is made of ABS. The insertable portion of the vibrator is made of a silicone sheath wrapped around a hard interior, that provides absolutely no flexibility. As I pointed out in #5, LELO has changed the silicone used in the production of the GIGI 2, and it is even more awesome than before. This new silicone is so soft and silky, it slides along my skin with no drag at all. I want sheets made of this new LELO silicone. Not. Joking.

I always recommend using lube with insertable sex toys and that hasn’t changed. However, if you are in a pinch and don’t have a drop of lube left, but are still determined to use the LELO GIGI 2, you can very likely get away without it. Of course, this will depend upon your personal level of wetness. I can use this vibrator without lube. As a general rule, I don’t, but I wanted to see if I could because the silicone is just so slippery. When you are choosing the lube you’re going to use with the GIGI 2 (and you are going to use lube, right??), select a good quality water-based lubricant. Though you probably can slide by using a high quality silicone-based lube, it is a gamble. Combining silicone-based lube and silicone sex toys can lead to a negative chemical reaction that can damage the toy.

I know color is not really a consideration, especially when you have just one or two vibrators. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t call attention to the beautifully, vibrant turquoise of the silicone. If a turquoise vibrator doesn’t make you weak in the knees like it does me, the LELO GIGI 2 also comes in Cool Gray, Deep Rose, and Pink. At 6.5″ long, with 4.5″ of insertable length, and approximately 1.25″ in diameter, the GIGI 2 is a reasonably sized vibrator that should be manageable for many people.

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator, Size

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator, Flat Head

One of the biggest issues I have with older LELO vibrators is that they are not waterproof. I don’t have to take every single sex toy I own into the bath or shower, but what about people who only have that one vibrator? What are they to do? As can you see in #2 above, the new LELO GIGI 2 is waterproof, which is excellent. Quite frankly, when I first looked at the GIGI 2 I was skeptical due to the open charging port on the bottom of the vibrator. Even LELO’s splash proof vibrators have covered ports. I took LELO’s word for it and have not had a single problem. Obviously, this charging port is made differently from the old one.

The fact that the LELO GIGI 2 is waterproof makes cleaning super easy, especially for lazy people like myself. You can wash it with warm water and soap, use a non-caustic sex toy cleaner, or wipe the silicone portion down with a 10% bleach solution. Bleaching your GIGI 2 will allow you to share it amongst non-fluid bonded partners. Don’t do anything foolish like stick your new GIGI 2 in the dishwasher or boil it. It has a motor that will be destroyed by either of these actions.

Like all LELO vibrators, the GIGI 2 is rechargeable. Up top in my list, I mentioned two changes related to charging. Firstly, and totally unimportant (so let’s get it out of the way), is the fact that the charger is white. Every other LELO charger I have is black. No big whoop. Just thought I’d mention it because I like the white better. It matches. Secondly, and this is the important change, LELO has managed to double the amount of play time without increasing the charge time. As with the original GIGI, the GIGI 2 takes about two hours to fully charge. When charging, the LED ring around the control panel will blink. When the vibrator is fully charged, the LED will glow steadily. Unlike the original GIGI which could go for up to two hours on a single charge, the GIGI 2 can last for up to four hours, a huge difference.

Another difference I mentioned in my list above is #3, the increase in the number of vibration modes on the LELO GIGI 2. While the original GIGI had just five modes, the GIGI 2 boasts eight. They are as follows:

1. Steady vibration
2. Slow pulse
3. Medium pulse
4. Fast pulse
5. Fast ramp up
6. Medium ramp up
7. Slow ramp up
8. Dance mix

The control panel on the LELO GIGI 2 looks just like the control panel on the original GIGI. I am basing this on pictures, so I could be wrong. Regardless, the GIGI 2′s control panel is simple and intuitive. There are four buttons. The top and bottom buttons are up and down arrows, while the left side button is a – and the right side button is a +. This works just like any of the four button LELO vibrators, even if they have a slightly different control panel, such as the LELO INA 2. The + and – buttons turn the GIGI 2 on and off, as well as increase and decrease power. The up and down arrow buttons scroll through the different modes. Just as with the INA 2, you can control the power setting in each mode.

Be sure you turn the LELO GIGI 2 all the way off when you’re done using it. The lowest setting is so low I can barely feel it and I accidentally left it on, thinking it was off, and drained the battery. I have the same issue with some of my Fun Factory vibrators. I don’t get it. It’s hard to imagine a vibration that weak appealing to anyone. It’s probably just necessary due to the way the vibrator powers up and down.

As with my other LELO vibrators, the GIGI 2 has a very convenient travel lock. Pay attention now because I’m going to tell you how it works, which LELO has decided not to do, for some odd reason. To turn it on press both the + and – buttons at the same time for approximately five seconds. The LED will flash on and off to let you know the travel lock is set. To turn off the travel lock, you do the exact same thing. The travel lock is particularly helpful with this vibrator as it is so easy to accidentally turn it on to the lowest power setting without realizing it.

I could be wrong but I’m almost positive that LELO used to include user manuals specific to each toy. They now have one universal user manual with general directions on how to use all the vibrators. It only provides basic information. I understand it must be so much easier and less expensive for LELO to do it this way, but I miss the old user manuals that gave specifics about charging time, the travel lock, and whether or not the vibrator is waterproof. Now you’ve got to go to the website and download the user manual in PDF form. Good on LELO for going green and being more eco-conscious. I should really stop whining considering I only read the user manuals for the purposes of review. If I wasn’t going to review the toy, I probably wouldn’t bother with the manual. Yep, I’m one of those don’t bother with the instructions unless I can’t figure it out in my own kind of people.

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator, Control Panel

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator, Waterproof Charging Port

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator, Charging Port

The one improvement I have not yet mentioned is probably the most important to people and I have saved it for last intentionally because it confuses me and and makes me sad. The first item on my list above is power. According to all reports, the LELO GIGI 2 is supposed to have twice the amount of power as the original GIGI. Well, if it really does, those poor, poor original GIGI owners! The GIGI 2′s vibrations are much weaker than I had anticipated. Having reviewed both the LELO INA and the LELO INA 2, and noticing a significant increase in power on the revamped version, I was expecting something along those lines. Now, I wish more than ever I had the original GIGI to make a comparison. On the positive side, the vibrations are deep and rumbly and very quiet, not three qualities to sniff at, but they cannot make up for the weakness of the vibrations.

As far as using the new LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator goes, I enjoy it. I really love the shape. The flat head is great for stimulating the nipples, labia, and clit. If I want a little more pinpoint stimulation, I can use edge of the head for more direct clit contact. When treated like a traditional vibrator, the GIGI 2 is a good length for thrusting, as it does not hit my cervix. The shape is similar to my Nomi Tang Getaway Wild Vibrator, the only toy I have that comes close to replicating the GIGI 2′s shape, and that vibrator has a tendency to get caught on my pubic bone. However, the Nomi Tang Getaway Wild has a slight lip on the edge of its flat head that the GIGI 2 does not, so I don’t have this problem. I suppose it’s possible if your g-spot is really tucked up under your pelvic bone or your pelvic bone hangs down lower than mine, this could be an issue for an you. After all, everyone is shaped differently. As for g-spotting, the shape is good for me, not great, but my g-spot is a big stupid jerk most of the time. Don’t tell it I said that. Please. The flat head is actually much better than most of the g-spot vibrators I have. In fact, I think the only two sex toys I have that are better than the GIGI 2 are the G-Spot Lollipop J-Pop and the Magic Banana, and those are extremely unique. Remember? Jerk.

Aside from the weakness of the vibrations, which is no small matter, I have a little trouble with the control panel, both during play and just hanging out on the couch playing with it. When I’m actually using the GIGI 2, I have a tendency to change modes when I’m trying to increase the power. I’m almost positive this problem has to do with my nails. Rather than using the tips of my fingers, I am using the sides of my thumbs because I have such long, pointy nails. I think if your nails have a more reasonable length and shape, this won’t be an issue.

The packaging for the LELO GIGI 2 is the traditional LELO packaging. The outer box is the same color as the vibrator, in my case, turquoise. There is an image of the GIGI 2 on the back of the box so it isn’t very discreet. Next to the image of the vibrator it says “Best Seller”, which I have not seen on LELO packaging before. Inside the colorful, indiscreet box, is the typical black box with the word LELO stamped on the top. It’s completely discreet. The only way someone will know what’s inside without opening it is if they know LELO is a sex toy manufacturer. The box is large and takes up quite a bit of room but is very sturdy so it’s great for storage.

Inside the box, the LELO GIGI 2 sits in a black velvety foam cutout. Underneath the little cardboard lid on the right hand side are the same things that come with most LELO vibrators. LELO includes the charger, a sample of its personal moisturizer, or lube, the product registration card, the black satin storage pouch, and the user manual with warranty information. As with most other LELO vibrators, the GIGI 2 has the typical one year warranty and 10 year quality guarantee. If anything goes wrong with the GIGI 2 after the first year that would have been covered under the original warranty, LELO will give you the option to purchase a brand new LELO Pleasure Object at 50% off the listed price. I have not had to take advantage of this option, but I know people who have. They found the process to be smooth and LELO easy to work with, so be sure to register your purchase!

I have always liked the satin storage pouches that LELO provides with its toys. They are well made from high quality materials. I happened to notice something about the LELO GIGI 2′s storage pouch that I hadn’t noticed previously with my other LELO vibrators. The box says the pouch is antibacterial. I wasn’t sure if that meant the pouch is made of some super high tech bacteria repelling fabric or if it’s just that keeping the vibrator in any pouch is “antibacterial”. I checked with LELO, and lo and behold, their storage pouches ARE made with a special bacteria resistant fabric that keeps bacteria from multiplying. How awesome is that??

Now, just as my mother told me when I first started on birth control pills as a teenager, “This does not give you a license to have sex,” I am telling you that just because this storage pouch is fabulously antibacterial does NOT mean it’s ok to not clean your GIGI 2 after use. It does mean that any tough to reach germs you might have missed (though the GIGI 2 does not have a lot of nooks and crannies) will be less likely to proliferate. Apparently, LELO has had these antibacterial storage pouches for a while and I am just now noticing. Doh! Sorry abut that.

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Packaging, Outer Box Front

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Packaging, Outer Box Back

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Packaging, Inner Box

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Packaging, Inside Inner Box

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Packaging, Box Contents

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Pros:
• Great shape good for multiple kinds of stimulation
• Deep vibrations
• Quiet
• Waterproof
• Awesome silicone
• Lightweight
• Travel lock
• Antibacterial storage pouch
• Not a lint magnet

LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator Cons:
• Vibrations are not very strong
• Challenging control panel (probably my nails)
• Insufficient user manual for newbies

I’m always excited when LELO brings out a new toy, even when it’s just a revamp of an earlier model. They do such a good job at responding to feedback and are constantly making adjustments. When it happens to be the revamp of a specific vibrator that I’ve always wanted to try, and on top of that, the vibrator is available in turquoise, I’m swooning. The swoon doesn’t end there either. The flat head shape works great on my nipples and clit, the silicone really is the silkiest I’ve ever felt and it doesn’t attract lint, and the LELO GIGI 2 is waterproof. It is lightweight so I don’t think it will cause too much pressure on those who have hand and wrist issues. The vibrations are deep, the vibrator is quiet, and the shape is very good for g-spotting. The GIGI 2 has a lot going for it and yet I want to weep in disappointment.

Ok, that may be a bit melodramatic. The fact is that I can get off using the LELO GIGI 2 Vibrator, and it’s not terribly challenging. What is upsetting is the idea that it’s meant to be twice as strong as its predecessor. Shocking. I suppose it’s possible I happened to end up with a lemon. It happens. Though I’m not tossing the GIGI 2 out the window (which would be a totally irresponsible way of disposing of a vibrator and everyone would know whose window it came from), it has not earned a coveted spot in my bedside drawer with my other favorite vibrators.

Nonetheless, it’s still worth taking the time to check out the LELO GIGI 2 G-Spot Vibrator for yourself. If you don’t require a powerhouse of a vibrator and are looking more for a good g-spotting shape with some vibration, this could be your dream come true. Originally, I was going to give the LELO GIGI 2 three beans, but the (for realsies) antibacterial storage pouch gained it an extra half bean.

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