Don’t Shop When You’re Hungry and Other Wise Advice

You know the saying, “Never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry?” It’s wise advice. Whenever I’ve gone to the grocery store hungry I always end up buying a bunch of stuff that I never would have bought otherwise, like a $30 wheel of brie, salted caramel vegan brownie mix and a 2lb package of Sriracha flavoured cocktail weenies. When I get home I realize I still don’t have anything to make an actual meal and end up ordering a pizza by default.  THIS is why I try not to avoid grocery shopping when I’m hungry.

I have a new one for you though: don’t shop for sex toys when you’re really horny. I speak from experience. A few months ago I was going through a bit of a “dry spell” sex wise. Coincidentally, this sexless interlude in my life coincided with having to select the next toys I would review as part of the California Exotics Sexpert Program. Hence, the reason I am now the owner of the Bendie Power Stud Clitterific aka a vibrator that looks like a giant, veiny, pink penis. I think it’s safe to say that this is the sex toy equivalent of the 5lb package of Sriracha flavoured cocktail weenies.

 When I chose this toy, clearly I had PENISES on my mind (big, rubbery, bright pink penises apparently). Just like one of those stories that you hear about people who’ve gone on benders only to realize when they’re sober that they’ve bought a shit ton of stuff from Sky Mall, I’d totally forgotten about the Bendie Power Stud Clitterific until it landed on my doorstep in a UPS box. “Oh right, so this happened” I thought to myself. What can I say? In my desperate state, this pink and veiny guy seemed like a good idea.

So what exactly are we dealing with here? The Bendie Power Stud Clitterific is 7. 5 inch long (6.5″ of which is insertable), flexible, anatomically inspired vibrator made of Pthalate-free PVC. It has three speeds that are easily controlled by a one touch button at the base. It’s powered by 2 AA batteries.

What makes this toy unique is that it features a flexible “bendie” shaft that you can bend and shape to the angle you prefer and spiky “studs” near the base that are meant to stimulate your clitoris, hence it’s name.

This is by far one of the most ridiculous toys I’ve ever owned so I had very low expectations for it. However, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. Although it’s battery powered and only has three speeds, the vibrations are surprisingly powerful and rumbly. As someone who tends to enjoy larger toys, the Bendie Power Stud Clitterific actually has a decent girth and length to it. It works well as both a clitoral stimulator and as an insertable toy. There’s also the option of turning off the vibrations completely and using this as a straight up dildo.

Also, you can bend it into all kinds of weird shapes. Behold it’s bendiness!

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After I tried the toy in it’s original shape, I bent it forward and found that this new shape was able to stimulate my g-spot nicely. The downside: a bent pink penis looks like a bent pink penis. In other words, it’s not the sexiest looking toy in the world. However, this didn’t stop me from bending it into all kinds of bizarre positions while I was writing this review. I mean, how could I resist? It was just too much fun.

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When Palm Trees Give Birth to Sex Toys

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you may have noticed that the majority of the sex toys I review are either purple or pink in hue. That’s no coincidence – I remember reading somewhere recently that sex toy companies tend to favour those colours because they are the ones that (apparently) sell best. I also have reviewed a lot of rabbit vibrators and small clitoral vibrators. When I come across something that’s really different than anything I’ve tried before, my interest is immediately piqued. That was definitely the case when I saw the Jopen Lust collection for the first time.

What immediately caught my attention about the  Jopen Lust was the toys all have a super sleek, organically shaped look to them…and they come in fresh, leafy green (as well as the standard pink and purple)! Yes, green! The toy that grabbed my curiosity right away was the leaf-like Jopen Lust L6.  For those of you who don’t know, Jopen is the luxury sister brand of California Exotics and since they’re super cool, they offered to send me my very own Jopen Lust L6 to try and review.

The Jopen Lust L6 is a luxury vibrator made of 100% silky smooth, hypoallergenic, body safe silicone. It has 10 different speeds and patterns of vibration, pulsation and escalation. It’s also 100% waterproof and rechargeable by USB (which means, no batteries required.) I should also mention that this velvety soft toy virtually seamless and feels absolutely amazing in your hand. Oh, and it’s pretty. I love pretty toys.

The structure of this toy is different than anything I’ve ever seen before. It kind of reminds me of a cartoon palm tree meets a tulip. The Lust L6 is approximately 8″ overall and features a 2″ insertable stimulator that’s incased in vibrating, fluttering “petals” or “leaves” that are 3.5″ long.

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The first thing people ask when they see this toy is “How exactly do you use it?!” Well, that’s a very good question. When I first received this toy, I just assumed that you used it similar to a rabbit vibrator: you inserted the middle part and let the leaves stimulate either side of your clitoris. However, after playing with this toy for awhile I realized it’s actually much more versatile and nuanced than I expected. 

Because it’s hard for me to describe through photographs the various ways you can use this toy, I thought I’d share with you this really great video where Jaiya walks us through the different ways you can play with the Lust L6.

I found this video really interesting because she managed to come up with some ways to use this toy that didn’t even cross my mind! To re-cap, here’s a few different ways you can play with the L6 –

1. For teasing and tickling – I found that this is where the Lust L6 really excelled. This toy is really awesome when you use the  fronds to tease and stimulate your clitoris like Jaiya explains in the video. Use it as a solo “warm up” to more play, or with a partner to totally kick your foreplay up a notch. For a more intense feeling I would also recommend applying the stimulator directly to your clit while allowing the petals to tease and tickle either side of your labia. Think of this like a high-tech, robot version of a feather tickler, ready to work you (and a partner!) into a steamy, foreplay frenzy.

2. As an alternative to a rabbit vibrator – This is what Jaiya is talking about when she says you can use it to “engulf your pelvic floor.” Originally I thought that this was how I’d prefer to use this toy but I was wrong. Although Jopen claims that the stimulator in the middle is curved for G-Spot stimulation, inserting it did absolutely nothing for me. It’s only 2 inches long which means it doesn’t reach anywhere near my g-spot (or anywhere really. 2″ isn’t much to work with!) Although the top petal reached my clit, the bottom petal just felt awkward like there was a giant silicone leaf wedged between my ass cheeks – which, essentially was exactly what was happening. This method was a complete FAIL for me.

3. “In and Out” – It totally didn’t cross my mind to use the toy this way but I like the way Jaiya thinks…that is, until she used the expression “Nether Regions” and I experienced a full body shudder.

4. “Backdoor Explore” – This is another one that I didn’t even think of. Although anal play generally isn’t my jam, if you’re looking to explore some backdoor action, I imagine this toy would be a good bet. At 2″ long, the stimulator is small, non-intimidating and easy to insert with the help of lube. Plus, you get the extra stimulation from the petals, which adds an extra element to your play.

Even the Interns found another use for the L6.

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To sum up, if you’re looking for a rabbit style vibrator that grants you intense orgasm, after orgasm this is probably not the toy for you. However, if you want to experiment with a bunch of different sensations (tickling! teasing! backdoor action!) the Jopen Lust L6 a gorgeous and versatile option; and definitely a fun one if you really want to experiment with new things during foreplay. 

If you’d like to grab your own Jopen Lust L6, it’s available at Sex Toys Canada. Enter the code SUMMER at the checkout, you get 21% off site-wide (woo hoo!)
I received this toy free of charge in exchange for my honest assessment of the product. All opinions are my own because that is how I roll.

Review| The We-Vibe Touch: A Toy That Everyone Can Enjoy

A few years ago I mentioned how much I love my We-Vibe Touch vibrator (and more recently, the We-Vibe Tango), however I never wrote a full review. To summarize, The We-Vibe Touch is just an all around, really great small clitoral vibrator that can be used for solo and couples play.

We-vibe recently released an updated version of the We-Vibe Touch and I’m very fortunate because the nice people at Lovehoney offered to send me my very own so that I could take it for a spin.

I should start off my mentioning that my older We-Vibe Touch is one of my favourite vibrators PERIOD and it’s one that I often recommend to people when they’re looking to purchase their first sex toy  or are on the hunt for a vibe that totally rocks. At 4 inches in length, the We-Vibe Touch is a compact clitoral vibrator that has all the hallmarks of a toy box favourite: it’s made of 100% silky smooth body safe silicone, it’s rechargeable by USB, it’s waterproof and it offers toe-curlingly intense, deep, rumbly vibrations. The updated version of the We-Vibe Touch is everything that the original was and then some.

Here are a few things I absolutely love about the We-Vibe Touch:

It’s ergonomic: The toy is curved to fit perfectly in your palm. The indented part of the toy surrounds your clitoris, providing thrilling, rumbly sensations. If you’re looking for even more precise stimulation, you can use the pointed tip directly on your clit for a super intense experience.

The vibrations rock: You know how I often complain about how some toys have very weak, buzzy vibrations? Well, the We-Vibe is anything but. In fact, the vibrations offered by this toy are pretty much perfect. With an easy to use one button control and  8 orgasmic speeds and patterns, you’re bound to find one that makes you squeal.

It has something for everyone: One of the reasons I recommend this toy to so many people is because it’s very versatile. Whether you’re looking for something that’s intense, or you’re a beginner looking to ease into using sex toys, the We-Vibe Touch offers enough variation to satisfy all toy users.

Great for partner play: This is also my go-to vibrator when it comes to partner play because it is so ergonomic and you have a a lot of options when it comes to how intense you want to go.

As with all We-Vibe products, the quality is really great and cleans easily with toy cleaner or antibacterial soap & water.

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The new We-Vibe Touch is basically identical to the original, however it’s a quarter inch longer. Whereas the original was made of shiny silicone that had a tendency to collect lint like crazy, the updated version is made of a velvety silicone that doesn’t have the same issue. Hooray! I don’t know about you, but link isn’t exactly sexy so I’m thrilled that they made this change. Other than that, I didn’t really notice any key differences. The original was awesome and so is the updated version. 

The only potential drawback of this toy is that like it’s sister toy the We-Vibe Tango, the charging system is a little finicky. The toy charges via USB and the magnet that attaches the toy to the cord often comes loose if you don’t have it in exactly the right position. It’s not the end of the world, but I’d love to see We-Vibe improve upon this in future versions of the toy.

When it comes to my sex toy reviews, usually Joe the Intern usually likes to step in to say a few words. However, Sleepytown has been experiencing a bit of a heatwave lately. Combine that with the fact that we all just got new patio furniture and I’ve noticed that certain employees at Skinny Dip headquarters have adopted a bit of a diva like attitude. Ahem.

When I asked Joe the Intern if he’d like to contribute to this post, this is what he had to say.

If you’re looking for a great small vibrator for solo or couple’s play, or you’re on the hunt for something to replace your old pocket rocket, the We-Vibe Touch won’t disappoint. It’s one of the few toys that I continually use on a regular basis!  If you’d like to grab your own We-Vibe Touch, it’s available through Lovehoney and retails at $112 (not cheap, but  very well worth it, if you ask me.)

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This review was kindly brought to you by the lovely people at Lovehoney. I received the We-Vibe Touch free of charge in exchange for my honest review of the product. All opinions are my own because that’s how I roll. 

Giveaway | Win a Lelo Soraya from Diddleworks

Hello Skinny Dippers! If you’re just tuning in, for the past two weeks I have been challenging myself to review as many sex toys as possible in honour of National Masturbation Month. It’s been a fun few weeks, but I’m happy to have a break and return back to regularly scheduled programming. And maybe put my lady parts on ice. Just kidding. I’m fine. Really. Anyway, as promised I want to finish the month off with a big bang, so I have a super awesome giveaway for you guys courtesy of the lovely people at Diddleworks.

If you read this blog you’ve probably heard me wax poetic on at least one occasion about how much I love my favourite vibrator of all time, the Lelo Insignia Soraya. It’s seriously the best. thing. ever – for me at least  (everyone is different.) I love how it hugs my g-spot perfectly and the flexible clitoral arm that allows me to control the pressure. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s an ultra sleek and beautiful piece of Scandinavian design. If you want to read more about it, make sure you check out my original review.

The super exciting news?! Diddleworks has provided me with a black Lelo Soraya to giveaway to one lucky reader.

The Lelo Soraya is a dual-stimulation rabbit vibrator that’s made of silky smooth, body safe silicone and metallic plated ABS plastic.  It’s easy to use, fully waterproof, rechargeable (no batteries…yay!) and features 8 unique vibration modes. Did I mention it’s totally awesome and usually retails for $199?!

This toy seriously rocks and I am so excited to have one to giveaway! To enter the contest, leave a comment to this entry. For extra entries, please follow the prompts below. I will pick a winner at random on Thursday June 5th. 

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This giveaway is open to residents in USA and Canada.

Thanks so much for reading and supporting Skinny Dip!

Best of luck! xox

This Toy is Not So Coco-Licious

Welcome back to my 6th and final sex toy review in honour of National Masturbation Month! Since a couple of you have asked, we will be returning back to regular scheduled programming as of June 1st, which includes my latest dating adventures and updates from our hardworking and illustrious Interns. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this review and stay tuned for a super awesome giveaway on Friday (it’s a good one and I am so, so, SO excited to share it with you guys!)

Lately, being a reality TV star seems to go hand in hand with putting out your own celebrity sex toy line. From Kandi Burruss’ line of Bedroom Kandi  pleasure products to Kendra Wilkinson’s Love Candy line, it seems like like reality stars are churning out adult product lines faster than it takes to throw a glass of Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio in a dinner guest’s face. Now Coco, wife of Ice T and star of Ice Loves Coco has launched her own line of adult pleasure products, appropriately titled Coco-Licious.

Here’s something I never thought I’d admit on the internet: I’m actually a closeted Ice and Coco fan. Over the top appearances aside, they legitimately seem like a sweet couple that love each other. Just watch this clip of Ice and Coco being interviewed by Seth Myers (aka my “Imaginary Future Husband”) if you’re not convinced. Also I have on good authority from my buddy Abby, who spent an evening with Coco in Las Vegas, that she lives up to her reputation in some circles as “the nicest celebrity ever.”

468642-coco-and-ice-t-gallery-landscape-650x488-So, when I found out that she had created a line of pleasure products with California Exotics, I was excited to see if they lived up to her larger than life personality. Luckily, California Exotics was kind enough to send me a Coco-licious Slender Tulip vibe to try and review.

Coco-Licious Slender Tulip Vibe is a small sized vibrator with a unique tulip like shape that can be used internally or externally. It’s approximately 5.75 inches long with a circumference of 1″. It’s made of body-safe, Phthalate free, coated ABS plastic and features a sparkly, metallic coated base. It offers 10 different vibration speeds and patterns that can be turned on & off with one button. This toy is very straightforward to use and is powered by two AAA batteries.

I don’t own any toys with this shape, so I was super curious to see what the Coco-Licious Slender Tulip Vibe had in store.

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