We Tried it | Désirables Porcelain Dildo & Massage Stones

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One of the best perks of writing this blog is discovering new products that I might not have heard of otherwise. From the utterly terrifying (the iRide and this thing) to the beautiful & luxurious (a gold plated vibrator necklace & dildos made of glass); it’s always cool to get an insiders first look at new products!

The porcelain intimate pleasure products from Désirables definitely fall in the beautiful and luxurious camp.

Désirables are designed by women and made in Montreal, Canada. To quote their website, “As industrial designers, but especially as women, we wanted to create stylish toys that matched our vision of sexuality.  That’s why we offer products that are respectful, functional and esthetically pleasing.” (A female owned, Canadian company that’s ultra stylish to boot? Yes, please!)

They’ve accomplished their vision by creating a line of body safe pleasure products that are made entirely of porcelain. Yes, porcelain – the same stuff used to make china, figurines & your Aunt Ethel’s treasured tea set.

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As an introduction, the lovely people at Désirables sent me the Dalia Explorer and the Adori Porcelain Massager Set to try. Before I opened the box I took a photo because I absolutely loved the chic and minimal packaging.

(FYI, for non-Canadians, all of our product labels here include both English and French, with English usually listed first. However, since Désirables is from Montreal, the French is first which is a treat to see. Explorateur Feminin just sounds sexy. I’m a total nerd for details like this!)

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First up is the Dalia Explorer, a double ended porcelain Dildo. As you can see, it’s beautifully packaged in a red satin lined box and comes with a chic carrying case, authenticity card and instruction manual. I absolutely love how chic and luxurious the packaging is. The raw silk bag is a nice change from the usual black velvet ones that usually come with most high-end sex toys.

I’m sure you’re wondering, “why make sex toys out of porcelain?!” Well, not only is the porcelain smooth and soft to the touch, it also comes with several practical advantages as a toy material: it’s highly durable, easy to clean, hypoallergenic, compatible with both water based and silicone lubricants and it’s free of nasty toxic chemicals like pthalates.

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With that said, similar to the first time I used a glass toy, I was still a bit nervous about putting something that’s porcelain inside me. However, I’m glad that I gave Dalia a try.

Dalia is very similar in shape and user experience to one of my favourite toys, the Lelo Ella dildo. It’s almost exactly the same length and has a similar pointed, rounded tip that is perfect for g-spot stimulation. Unlike some of my other dildos which are quite large, the Dalia hits all the right spots without being intimidating. FYI, the Dalia “explorer” is a dildo which means it doesn’t vibrate. You can use it on it’s own for solo play, in conjunction with a clitoral vibrator or with a partner. Expert suggestion: try sliding it in and out while your partner goes down on you.  The end result is good, very, very good. 

After you’re finished playing, the Dalia cleans off easily with soap, water or toy spray.

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Next up are the Adori Porcelain Stone Massagers – a set of three different ceramic massage stones designed to target different muscles and apply different pressures.

I’m not going to lie- when I first laid eyes on the Adori set, I had absolutely no idea how I was supposed to use them.

I remember showing them to The Secret Agent and saying something like, “Huh. They look like a collection of miniature Beluga penises.”

“How do they work?” he asked.

“I don’t know? Maybe you’re supposed to use them as anal probes?” I replied.

desirables 4The lesson here: always read the instruction manual. These ergonomic massagers aren’t meant to be inserted – anally or otherwise. They’re purely for massaging your partner as show in the photo below. desirables xAs someone who suffers from a chronically stiff back, these felt really nice. Because of how they’re shaped, you can really get into some tricky, knotty areas that other massage tools might not be able to. They also give you or your partner’s hands a break!

All of Désirables products are vibration free, phthalate free and beautifully designed & executed. And while I don’t agree with Désirables philosophy on vibrating toys (I own plenty of vibrators and I can still have really great sex with a partner. In fact, I think any product that helps women safely explore their sexuality and experience pleasure – with or without a partner – is a positive thing) I do think that these products stand alone in their quality, functionality and design.

The Désirables line is great option for anyone who is curious about toys that are made out of alternative materials and/or wants to take their massages to the next level. This line is also perfect for fellow design nuts who love bedroom accessories that are chic enough to be left on the bedside table.

Would you ever try a sex toy made of porcelain? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Thank you to Désirables for sending me these lovely products. I received them free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own because that’s how I roll. 

  • I love the idea of those massagers. WANT.

    • skinny_dip

      They’re really cool! I also love that they’re handmade, Canadian & from a female owned, small business.

    • Désirables

      Thank you so much ! Let me know if you have any questions.

      Best,

      Isabelle

  • Tzipora

    Aren’t they breakable though? Or is this some sort of special porcelain? That’s the part that worries me… So easy to chip or break porcelain dolls or china dinnerware so…? Just doesn’t seem as durable as even sex toys made of glass.

    But I agree, the massagers look amazing!

    • skinny_dip

      I had the same concerns, but these seem really durable – like glass. I haven’t broken one yet & I’m quite clumsy (ha)

    • Désirables

      Hello Tzipora !

      Actually it’s very durable ! In use, porcelain is one of the toughest material there is (even more so than plastic). We chose it for it’s hygienic properties, the only time the porcelain is “vulnerable” is when it is drop on a ceramic or a concrete floor.

      Our porcelain is a “stoneware” porcelain. Don’t hesitate to write to me if you have any other worries ( at id@desirables.ca )!
      Best,

      Isabelle (founder of Désirables)