Spartacus Leathers has been at the kink accessory game for 28 years, and I’m ashamed to admit that it took me so long to hop on board with them. I knew about Spartacus, but I hadn’t actually tried any of their goods. I hate to admit when I’m wrong, but in this case, I made grievous errors when stocking my toy box (you might call it a dresser, whatever) in the past. After my experiences with my first two Spartacus toys, I’m a convert.
For review, I received the Spartacus Leathers’ Silicone Bit Gag and the Y-Style Broad Tip Clamps with Vibrating Bullet. I’m not sure if telepathy was a part of the package, but these are two items I needed in my collection. I haven’t entirely loved any of the gags I’ve had and had only one pair of clover (butterfly) clamps. Let me tell you, not everyone loves a set of clover clamps. I do, but they’re a little rough for someone who is easing into tit play.
I was more eager to try out the Silicone Bit Gag. I’ve had ball gags before, but not a bit gag. I smelled supple leather as soon as I opened the box, and was happy to see the phrases “Phthalate and latex free” and “Nickel free” on the box (If you follow the link to the Spartacus item listing, the old packaging is listed and it does say that nickle is in the hardware.). As I react to both latex and nickle, and fuck phthalates anyway, I was relieved that I can handle this item without a skin reaction. We’re off to an excellent when it comes to the materials! And really, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t really into just smelling the leather.
Aesthetics and material aside, the Bit Gag was a hit! A bit gag is generally a much more comfortable type to wear than a ball or O-ring gag as it’s easier on the jaw. I tried the bit gag myself and, even with TMJ, found it comfortable for a half hour of wear. I also had a friend try it and he reported that it fit nicely, and didn’t make him drool as much as a ball gag. I was also able to use the last hole on the leather strap. If you needed to add holes, there is still space on the strap to make them. More woo-y people than I will tell you that things happen when the time is right, and fate will have its way with you. Or something. I’ll give this woo-sters a point and agree that Spartacus’ Silicone Bit Gag entered my life at the perfect time.
Moving on the Y-Style Broad Tip Clamps with Vibrating Bullet, I was immediately taken with their design. Most tit clamps come on a chain and are pretty run of the mill in terms of design. I really like that Spartacus adds their logos to their clamps. The top of the clamp features the Spartan soldier and the bottom features the Spartacus text logo. It’s a small branding touch, but in a world where more and more people are getting into the sex toy game and pumping out generic (and sometime body unsafe) toys, I appreciate this element. Also, if you’re at a play party and you set your Spartacus clamps down, that detail will distinguish them from someone else’s janky tit clamps. (I work in marketing and of course, I think about logos.)
As far as functionality and fun, the nipple clamps + bullet vibe combo is an excellent one. At least, I didn’t quite get the appeal of the detachable bullet vibe, but then it made sense-it’s an extra sensation tool, and by it being on a chain, you won’t lose track of it while playing. The vibe has a silken, black cover on it and has 3 decently strong vibration options. I don’t expect much from bullet vibes, and was pleased to know this one has different settings. Since battery operated vibes don’t last forever, make sure to bring your watch batteries with you while using this.
But hey, let’s talk about the nipples clamps! These are a 2 in the Spartacus Leathers’ awesome tension/pain scale:
The Broad Tip Clamps can certainly hold a chunk of skin, but the screw adjusters allow you to control the amount of pressure applied. As opposed to the clover clamps, you can start more teasingly with these and ease into more severe sensations. Also, there is no rule that says you have to put these on nipples either. With the tension screw, you are able to adjust these to fit different amounts of flesh in between. When you put these on flesh, especially nipples, and let them bite at their most severe ability, WATCH THE FUCK OUT! They can be nasty. Pair nasty with a vibe, and you’ll have some sub squirming all the place either begging for mercy or for an orgasm. Once again, I have been woo-ed by Spartacus Leathers.
Also, regarding both items, they are easy to clean! Soap and water works for the silicone and a spray of rubbing alcohol with a wipe down with a paper towel works for the nipple clamps. Keep it clean after you get dirty, folks.
All in all, I truly love both of these items from Spartacus Leathers and will absolutely be shopping with them in the future. The quality and design of both the Silicone Bit Gag and the Y-Style Broad Tip Clamps with Vibrating Bullet absolutely impressed me. I congratulate Spartacus on 28 years of business, and I hope they keep us all good and pervy for years to come!