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Rubber Paddle From Babeland

I don’t know if you know this, but different impact play toys offer up different sensations.  Crazy idea, I know, but it’s true.  And, depending on how you play with them also results in a variety of experiences as well.  While I’ve enjoyed my share of thumpy and thuddy toys, I’ve yet to really get down and dirty with something stingy – until now.  And when I say stingy, I don’t mean a light stinging sensation like a slap… I mean a heavy duty whack that leaves a stinging red mark, even when it barely touches you.  I mean the Rubber Paddle from Babeland.

So, what makes this paddle so freaking stingy?  Probably because it’s made from 1/2 inch thick, super heavy rubber.  You know, like the same rubber that tires are made from – complete with the same smell that you encounter at the local Pep Boys.  And man, that smell is sexy!  Measuring in a 11 inches long total (with a 5 inch handle) and 3 inches wide, this isn’t a particularly big paddle, but the material gives it an extra weightiness that packs the wallop!

Another aspect that increases its intense stinging is that the whole thing is downright flexible, with the handle being especially (for lack of a better word) rubbery.  Because of that pliable nature, the paddle gets a little more velocity when it’s thrown, and when it makes contact with the skin, it actually curves toward the skin to cover more area.  Yeah, this is one mean mother f-er.  And no, I’m not talking about Shaft.

Though it is vaguely tire-esque, mostly in smell, don’t think that this toy is rough around the edges.  It’s coated with a velvety finish that feels amazing when it’s run along your skin.  Plus the paddle also offers up a hole on the handle that makes it easy to hang on a small hook or add a string to hang on.

I was quite impressed with this paddle and even more excited when I saw that it goes for a modest price.  Kink toys are usually pretty expensive (well, the quality ones anyway), especially when you get into harder core ones, but this well-made paddle is priced quite fairly.

Just to be super clear, I do NOT recommend this toy for BDSM beginners – doms or subs.  It is way too intense of a toy to start with and takes little effort to produce a powerful sensation.  Start with something a little less hardcore and move up as you progress.  This paddle is perfect for practiced pros that know how to throw an impact toy properly and are looking to sting the crap out of someone.

Babeland’s Rubber Paddle get my two thumbs up!   Just be careful sitting the next day…

ps. Those are my hands in the pictures.  Nice manicure, huh?

My First Rabbit Vibe

I never expect much from any toy with the words “my first” in the name.  I usually judge the crap out of it – expecting seam-laden plastic pieces just waiting crack or a blob of jelly with that new car sent.  What else?  Either a pathetically week motor or one that is so buzzily strong it makes my clit want to detach itself and hide in the other room.  California Exotic’s My First Rabbit didn’t necessarily turn me into a believer, but it definitely represented for the “my first” toys.  I could go on a rant about who gets to decide that shitty toys are for beginners, but I’m not really up for that today.My First Rabbit

Pulling it out of the box, I didn’t notice a smell.  It is made from TPR so when you put your nose right up against it, you do get a whiff of chemical (not) goodness.  It didn’t knock me out, but you better believe I put a non-latex condom over the shaft before using.  It rocks 5 1/2 inches in insertable length and 1 1/4 inch in width.  It’s not uber filling, but not a pencil thin “beginner” toy.  It has a fat rabbit clit stimulator with 2 mighty little ears and 4 rows of rotating metal beads in the shaft.  Oh and it’s powered by 4 AAA batteries that are not included.

My First Rabbit boasts medium power.  While you can adjust the bead rotation direction, you only get one speed to choose from.  The external stimulator has hi and low settings to choose from.  I could definitely feel the rotating beads and swirling head, but there could have been a little more mmph.  I was surprised that the rabbit shaped stimulator actually reached my clit.  The ears did a nice job of tickling each side of the little man ion the boat, which was pretty awesome.  Even on high it wasn’t super stong, but I don’t like tons of power so it was fine with me.  It definitely made some noise, which was the most annoying part of it all.  Although, I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced a quiet rabbit style vibrator.

It was nice get a pleasant surprise from a toy that I totally underestimated.  Did it revolutionize vibrators as I know them?  No, it just came with a little more swag than I expected.  It actually didn’t stop working after the first try, nor did it crack with a few pressings of the buttons.  I’m not sure i will pull this out of the box too often, but once in a while it will satisfy my hankering for dual stimulation.  It is affordable as rabbit vibes go, so I definitely think you get a good value for money spent.  If you’re a rabbit vibe connoisseur, you’ll likely not be impressed by this thing.  If you’re looking to test the waters with such a toy, if gives a good taste of what you can get if you’re will to spend more money.  In this case, the My First Rabbit would make for a decent beginner toy.  There.  I said it.

Get your own My First Rabbit Vibe from Babeland!

Pop Plug

Have you ever seen that game online that shows you a bunch of pictures of toys and you need to choose whether they are baby toys or sex toys?  No? Well, it’s pretty awesome, because sometimes it’s easy to tell which is which, and sometimes it’s not only damn near impossible to figure it out – I actually get them wrong!  Why do I bring this up?  Because this week’s reviewed toy, the Pop Plug, is the most toy-like sex toy I’ve ever seen.

Hot pink and shaped kind of like an over-sized pacifier, this silicone butt plug comes in three different sizes (small – 1”x 1 4/5”, medium – 1 ¼”x2 ½”, large – 1 ½”x 2 ½”).  While they may be a little wide for some beginners, I’d say that all of these plugs are great for just starting to play with the butt.  Their teardrop shape allows the narrow tip to easily slide into your asshole and then gradually get bigger and bulbous before returning to the narrowness of the neck that keeps it help securely in place.  These plugs even have a ring molded into the silicone to make pulling it out as easy as possible.  The ring is pretty much what makes me automatically think of pacifiers and rattles.  What can I say, I’ve been working around dirty stuff so long that my mind has made it full circle back to being completely clean.

Unlike some sex toys, the Pop Plugs are most definitely non-threatening.  If you are looking for a butt plug to introduce to a partner that may be anxious the booty, this would be a great option to offer up.   And being silicone, this toy is 100% body safe and super easy to clean and sterilize.  The satiny silicone makes the Pop Plug go in nice smoothly as well.

While both my partner and I are a little more advanced with the booty play, we still appreciated having a simple, easy-to-use toy.  We got a medium plug to test out, which was a little on the small side, so we used it to warm up with before moving on to a bigger plug.  The Pop Plug was a great opening act and stayed firmly in place as we worked ourselves into a more excited frenzy.  Plus the ring made it super easy to pop out as we moved on to a bigger toy.  All-in-all, the Pop Plug an awesome toy for those just starting out, more advanced anal adventurers, and everyone in between.



Starburst Tickler

Sometimes you just need a little tickle in your sex life.  Something soft and sweet that just feels nice to rub all the body.  While advanced sex toy enthusiasts can definitely get down with this kind of action, feather ticklers are often ideal for couples just getting into the world of sex toy play.

First, a little about the Sportsheets Starburst Tickler:  The plastic handle is roughly 16 inches long and less than 1/2 inch around.  There is a thicker piece on the end that makes for easy gripping.  There is small, but adequate tuft of feathers on the other end.   All in all, the tickler is 20 inches in length.  it comes in a variety of colors.  I have the purple one which I rather enjoy.

This little teasing wand feels fantastic on the skin.  It is a total treat for the senses.  Anyone who like a nice soft back scratch would love this.  What do you do with it? Well, one can simply rub it all over their partner’s body.  It titillates like you wouldn’t believe!  Throw in a blind fold and you can keep them guessing as to where it is going next.  Like Babeland suggests, you can use it to spread lickable body dust all over (just keep the dust away from the vaginas).

If you’re into getting a bit kinkier, you can use it to soothe a whipped ass in between licks.  Tie them up and drive them nuts with tickles.  You’ll both love it!  Like with most sex toys, just use your imagination and do whatever suits you.  There are no rules.

I rather like my little Starburst Tickler.  It’s simple and super affordable.  It’s a great addition to any toy collection.  if you’re just getting started, you should definitely pick one up.  No, it isn’t for dusting.  Well, again, I’m not here to tell you what to do.

Head over to Babeland and grab your own Starburst Tickler!



PicoBong HONI

I was pretty excited to give the PicoBong Honi a whirl.  Pico Bong toys are made the same folks that make Lelo toys.  While I love the crap out of Lelo’s products, they are on the pricey end of the spectrum.  While they are totally worth it with their soft silicone and rechargeable ways, sometimes they just don’t fit into the budget.  Soooo, I think it is pretty neat that they came out with a line of toys with a wallet friendly price point.

Honi Mini Vibrator
The Honi is a bullet vibrator made from soft Silicone and ABS plastic.  It is waterproof and boasts 12 vibe patterns and multiple speeds.  It is a little over 3 inches in length and a little over 1 inch wide.  It takes 1 AAA battery that keeps it powered up for 2 hours.

Right off the bat I was a little annoyed.  I was all set for a solo session and I couldn’t figure out how to turn the Honi on.  I read the directions and discovered that you press plus sign that is inside the “b” on the vibrator to turn it on (and you press the minus in the “p” to turn it off).  You’re probably wondering why I didn’t just read the directions to begin with.  Well, I don’t think you should have to read directions to turn on a bullet vibrator!  The plus and minus are camouflaged, damnit.  Just sayin’.

While we’re on the subject of controls: to cycle through the various patterns, you hold down the plus sign for 2 seconds as you cycle through to the next one.  I didn’t love this because sometimes it was hard to tell where one pattern and ended and another began.  It didn’t ruin my life, but I do prefer to just click on through rather than continually pressing the button.  The vibrations were not off the charts strong, but they had some nice zoom… enough to keep me interested.  While not 100% silent, it was definitely on the quiet side which I always appreciate.

I started with a bad taste in my mouth, but my experience turned to out to be a decent one.  As bullet vibes go, it holds its own and offers an impressive variety of patterns in one tiny hunk of silicone.  It is also totally waterproof which is nice in the bath and makes cleaning super easy.  Is this toy going to be the number one love of my sex toy life?  Nope, but I think people who are into the crazy vibration patterns would absolutely love it.

Get your own PicoBong Honi at Babeland!

Koa Ring

My partner and I are always looking for new and fun ways to spice up our sex life.  Much like a vodka connoisseur searches for that perfectly smooth and satisfying brand of vodka, we are on a constant hunt for the perfect ‘his and hers’ toy we can use together in the bedroom (or wherever strikes our fancy at the time!).

When I came across the Koa Ring Vibe, it seemed like it would be the perfect combo of providing cock stamina for him and vibrating pleasure for me, which I really like in my toys.  Bonus for me is that if he happens to be away, it’s a vibe I can use on my own.  Yeah!  Both ways!  The back of the box describes the toy as “the ideal toy for couples; increased staying power for him, a mighty climax for her” – sounds perfect, right?

We got the box home and immediately loved the look of it.  The box it’s self is solid black and classy looking.  Inside the box, a small user manual and a single dice is included.  (We’ll get to that later). The shaft of the toy is about 2 & 1/2” long and is smooth to touch, with an additional hard plastic cock-ring at the end.  (It almost looks like an over-sized bullet with a circular handle at the end of it).  I chose black, that way if it falls out of my purse at the grocery store it wouldn’t be as obvious at the pink or purple ones.  The texture of the material feels soft, un-rubberlike… almost like a satin scarf on your skin.  It’s made of a special body-safe silicone, which is a major plus.

He immediately went to grab a single AAA battery to try our destined to be new favorite thing out!  It twists open fairly easily, between the vibrating side and the ring end.  Now, figuring out how to turn the sucker on is an entirely different story.  There is no obvious “on” and “off” button.  We were both ready for some new excitement, wetness forming and the fucker would not turn on.  I twisted the top back and forth, tried three different new batteries.

The side of the shaft says “Picobong”, but that’s about it.  So… on to read the tiny user-manual we went.  Apparently, there are tiny + and – signs place in the logo on the side.  (It would be nice if it were more obvious when you’re horny and in a hurry!)  The + and – are literally smaller than a pea.  Really?  The user manual basically (and I mean BASIC) explains that you hold down the + sign to turn up the vibration intensity, and have to hold down the + sign to cycle between the different kinds of vibrations.  (According to the box, there are 12 speeds… although they don’t all seem that different).

If you’re looking for some pussy pounding vibe, go straight to 12 and skip the other ones.  Remember use your fingernail to get it going.  It is a very quiet vibe, which is a huge plus, as he has roommates!   As for the dice, the manual says to check out the website (www.picobong.com) to find out what it’s for.  We did this, out of curiosity, and the website says “We hoped you could tell us”.  WTF?!

Anyways, back to the toy.  I wanted him to try it on his cock, but the hard plastic was a little stiff (lol) and small to fit around the shaft of his penis.  He pulled and tugged on the plastic, a little fear of breaking the plastic.  He’s thinking if this is supposed to fit around my cock, ouch!  Unless you enjoy having your cock strangled, this will not come close to fitting around your cock.  If you can manage it, however, more power to you… and this might be the cock-ring for you!  He then discovered that the ring fit perfectly around his thumb.  We turned it up; he put it around his thumb, holding the vibe in the palm of his hand.  He knew I was waiting anxiously with anticipation and he had me wait no longer.

When that little bugger hit my clit I literally lifted off the bed.  I’m not sure if it was from the build up or the Pico Bong, but between the two, instant orgasms.  This since has become his new toy to use on me while he is going down on me.  He said having it secure around his thumb, it’s one less thing he needs to concentrate on and put his full vigorous tongue to work on my pussy.  (It is the perfect size to be a cock-teaser in anticipation of the real thing!)  I also have found that if I use the hook on my finger, I have enough room to reach around him during sex to tickle his asshole with it.

And it’s waterproof!  Although, it claims to be fully waterproof to the depth of 1 meter, we have yet to try it.  (This summer we’ll test it out in the pool and keep you posted!)  We have tried it in the shower, and it works like a charm!  We have also used it with and without lube.   If using it as a tickler, lube isn’t necessary.  But, if you plan on inserting it, I’d recommend a good water based lube.  (Water based is recommended, as it is silicone).  It’s easy to clean too… just rinse off with warm water and some anti-bacterial hand soap.  My preference is clit stimulation; this vibe is a little bit too small for inserting.  Like stated before, cockteaser.

So, if you’re looking for a good cock-ring, this is not it.  But, if you are looking for an all-around fun toy (that fits conveniently in the inside pocket of your purse) to get you to that next level of orgasm, Koa is the toy for you!  For a fun addition to your toy drawer, I highly recommend it.



Kinklab Blindfold

As someone who considers themselves pretty kinky, I was actually surprised when I realized that my toy box was lacking a blindfold.  Sure, bandanas have been known to do the trick, but sometimes you are looking for a more polished, sexy look – which is where a basic black blindfold comes in.  And the latest addition to my collection, Kinklab Blindfold, is just that.

Made of Polyurethane fabric and elastic, this bare bones blindfold does the trick without added bells and whistles.  The only real extra is the padding around the nose area that keeps the outside out while you are enjoying the sweet sensory deprivation provided.  Shaped sort of like a pair of cat-eye glasses, this blindfold is attached to a piece of elastic (13”-22” head circumference) that is soft on the inside and satiny on the outside, which offers comfort and style at the same time.  Not bad for a fetish toy that costs less than $15.  Plus the materials make for an easily wiped down product.  Gotta love an easy clean up!

Though Kinklab Blindfold may not have the same pitch black affect that other, higher end blindfolds might, it still gets the job done without letting it too much light and activity.  To be honest, I think I would prefer a blindfold that ties, as I felt that the elastic wasn’t giving me the hold I wished it would.  If I pulled the elastic around the back of my head all the way up and positioned it near the crown of my head, it felt a little tighter, but I can’t imagine wanting to go through that all while trying to get busy.

All in all, this is a reasonably priced product that is perfect for folks who are ready to dip their toes into kink without dropping their whole wallet.  Nicely done, Kinklab.

(Available in Pink and Black.)

Berman Venus G

I’m always on the search for a g-spot vibrator that will show me the light.  I have a small arsenal of non-vibrating g-spot dildos that do me right, but no G vibes that have really lit up my life.  I prefer to keep my vibration on the outside, but I’m up for trying anything that just might make me change my ways.  Que Babeland!

Berman Venus GThe Berman Venus G is made from 100% silicone with a silver plated handle and an ABS plastic dial control. Being the sensitive girl that I am, I have to be really particular about what goes in, on and around my body.  The phthalates free body safe goodness of this vibe definitely gets a big smiley face sticker.

The Venus is 9 inches in totally length, 6 inches in insertable length and 1 inch wide.  It has a straight shaft with 3 rings in the middle and curved tapered tip.  It is powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included).  Inserting the batteries is easy, but there is a scrolled up piece of paper in the battery compartment that tells you how to insert the batteries.  You definitely need a pair of tweezers to get it out. I’d be livid if I was jonesing to get it on with myself and I couldn’t find a pair of tweezers to remove a stupid piece of paper!

The Venus G is a bit noisy.  It isn’t as bad as some of the lower end wand vibrators, but it’s definitely noticeable.  At the same time, it is ignore-able.  The vibration intensity is fairly low.  I don’t really like high powered vibes, but it could have used a little more juice.  Vibration-sensitive peeps would totally be into this gentle G.

There definitely wasn’t immediate g-spot stimulation with this toy.  With some G toys, you feel the love as soon as penetration happens.  It takes a little bit of rocking or thrusting before the stimulation really starts to occur with this one.  Since the vibrations were so mild, I wasn’t really feeling the buzzy effects on my g-spot.  Good times were had from the curved tip once I got in the groove of what it took to feel it against my g-spot, though.  I prefer a toy with a little more girth, but that is personal preference.  The Venus would definitely be suited for someone who likes ‘em slim and trim.

Did the Venus change my life?  No.  Will it change yours?  It will if you’re into medium sized low intensity vibrators.  Even then it won’t change your life, but you might enjoy a solo session or two with it.

Berman Venus G

Babeland Body Chocolate

I’m not the kind of girl that really brings food into the bedroom.  While I am a pretty sexually adventurous person, I usually draw the line at anything that will make me sticky, make a huge mess to clean up, or leave a weird taste or smell – all of which happen with food.  Don’t get the weird taste or smell comment?  Try bringing whipped cream into your sexcapades and tell me you don’t smell faint traces of spoiled milk when your bodies heat up?  Just saying.  Anyway, back to the task at hand, Babeland Body Chocolate.  Like I said above, I don’t usually bring food into the bedroom, so when this little tub of edible chocolate body spread came across my desk, I was a little hesitant to give it a go.  But just as nearly everything else that I’ve been nervous to test, Babeland Body Chocolate turned out to be pretty decent.

Before getting to anything else, I have to start with the sticky factor, because that is a major deal breaker for me.  After having my partner paint the chocolate onto my body and spend some time licking it off, I did the stick test – meaning I let his spit dry for a bit then patted my palm on the spot.  No stickiness!  Other edible body spreads I’ve tried have left weird stickiness and residue, but not Babeland Body Chocolate!

My other edible deal breaker is a product that makes a huge mess – and this spread does not!  The thick, chocolate- syrupy consistency the Body Chocolate made sure that it wasn’t runny at all.  No matter how much was glopped on, the chocolate stayed put.  This means it not only stayed mess free, we were also able to draw pictures, write messages and generally play all kinds of ways with chocolatey enthusiasm! And no sheets were harmed in the making of this review – a major bonus.  Also, even after an initial lick it stays pretty securely, resulting in many more licks needed for full removal.  No complaints there – especially because it doesn’t leave me sticky!

My only real gripe about this stuff is that even though it is vegan, all-natural/organic, fair trade dark chocolate, it has a bit of a weird/chemical aftertaste.  I can only really categorize it as a dollar store Easter chocolate taste, which I know sounds kind of strange, but I also think you know what I’m talking about.  And I’m not the only one that thinks that – my partner agreed, as well as the rest of the folks in my office (I passed in around for a finger dip taste test).

While it’s not as much as a deal breaker for me as the other stuff, I still don’t love the taste, which means it probably won’t get used quite as much as it would have if the taste was to die for.  Or maybe we are just chocolate snobs and anything that isn’t top shelf, 75% cocoa just doesn’t do it for us.  Either way, it’s not terrible, just a little bit on the cheap tasting side – at least to the mouths around me.

All in all, Babeland Body Chocolate is a decent edible toy that brings a little something extra to the bedroom!  Two out of three stars in my book.



Babeland Satin Bondage Kit

Here’s a little something for those of you who are looking to spice things up a bit – the Babeland Satin Bondage Kit! It includes a blindfold & two five foot versatile ties that are perfect for rendering your partner’s hands useless!

I’m not really a hardcore kinkster, but we do like to play a bit with power and control and a collection like this is perfect for people like me. Satin is pretty and feels amazing against your skin, so there’s no worries about handcuffs rubbing your delicate skin the wrong way.

Because silk feels so great, I like to use the ties to tease my blindfolded girl a bit before kicking it up a notch and restraining her. It will likely drive your lover crazy enough that you have no choice but to put the ties to good use!

Another thing I like about this is that it blends into an underwear drawer much better than a pair of chunky leather handcuffs. A nosy kid could easily push the satin aside when snooping. I mean, there’s no guarantee, but they are much less conspicuous if you’re packing an overnight bag than a bundle of hemp rope!

This is a versatile kit, which is great for people who are just starting to experiment with bondage. The blindfold has 2.5 foot ties on each end, so you can use it to bind other body parts if you don’t mind a watchful eye. You can use the ties it to bind wrists, arms, ankles and more since they’re both five feet long!

Plus, while a snug pair of leather cuffs is nice, I once grabbed a pair of ankle cuffs in a rush to secure my girl to the bed only to discover she could slip free because they were just too big. Their obviously more secure if sized properly, but sometimes thinking is the worst.

This is a nice kit for a couple looking to play for a night. It comes in a nice silk storage bag and provides a ton of possibilities to those of you with a dirty imagination