Symphony for One: The Siena Symphony G-Spot Vibrator

In high-school I had this one girlfriend who was a year older and quite a bit more sexually experienced than I was. Although I had just started sleeping with my first boyfriend, at the time I was still pretty clueless about sex. One day while we were walking home from school she started to tell me about her new boyfriend:

“His penis is curved”

“WHAT?!”

“No, it’s a good thing!”

“WHAT?!”

“It hits my G-Spot”

I think this was the point in the conversation where I just stared at her blankly. Oh, the elusive G-Spot. As an avid teenage reader of Cosmo, I knew that the G-Spot existed however, it would be several years before I experienced the OH-MY-WOW factor associated with that special happy place.

My big G-moment happened when I was 21. I had just started seeing a guy my girlfriends later dubbed “The Magic Tongue” because of his fondness for performing oral sex. One night, while he was going down on me, he inserted one of his fingers and EUREKA he located the buried treasure. Suddenly, it was like I was in a whole new world. It was kind of like that scene in Aladdin, except my ex luckily didn’t have a thing for wearing white harem pant suits.

I was having my very own magic carpet ride. Birds were flying. Horses were running. Pyramids were visable in the distance. Peabo Bryson was singing “WHOAWHOAWHOA!” and Regina Belle was harmonizing “OHHH OHH OHHH”. This guy was a terrible boyfriend however, his ability to take me on magic carpet rides at the touch of a finger is probably one of the reasons I kept him around as long as I did.

When Eden Fantasys said they were planning on sending me my very own Siena Symphony G-Spot vibrator, I was excited and showed my friend a photo of the toy.

Friend: “It looks like a giant finger”

Me: “Exactly!”

The Siena Symphony by Mantric is a G-Spot vibrator made of food grade, silky, silicone. The toy is 100% body safe, hypo-allergenic, phthalates free and waterproof (hello bath & shower fun!). It has 4 different speeds (Escalating, Pulsating, Rollercoaster & Vibrating). The only thing that’s slightly awkward about the design of the toy is that it takes 4 AAA batteries which means I’m either going to have to make more awkward trips to the convenience store or a trip to Costco in the near future.

I think a lot of people might be initially put off by this toy because it has a really pronounced curve. However, it’s Siena’s dramatic curves that worked really well for me. I find that a lot of G-Spot vibrators just don’t quite reach my spot. I either need a lot of control like the Lelo Ella or a sharp curve like the Siena to really do the trick. Siena is curved like a finger…a giant, purple finger.

Did I mention the Siena Symphony is big? Because it is. At 8 1/2 inches, this toy looks massive. Keep in mind that only 4 inches is actually insertable however, the toy also has a hefty girth. I really enjoyed the larger size but, some people may find this a drawback. Regardless, I recommend using some lube.

Siena’s motor is fairly quiet and I’d say the  strength of the vibrations are “medium”. My only actual complaint about this toy is that the clitoral nub is located in completely the wrong spot for my body which meant no clitoral stimulation for me. The vibrations might have been enough to get me off however, I got impatient and finished my magic carpet ride with the help of another toy. Although I enjoyed the experience, it would have been nice not to have to double team myself.

Who would enjoy this toy:

– Intermediate toy users looking for something different, in particular a really curved toy for the G-Spot

-Individuals looking to find their G-Spot

– Couples (I think this toy would be a lot of fun during foreplay or in conjunction with oral sex)

-Fans of large penises.

 What do you guys think? What sex toys are you interested in seeing reviewed? Have a question but are feeling shy?! Email me at skinnydipblog AT gmail.com

{The Siena Symphony was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest assessment of the product}

Oh, Happy Day!

My best friend and I always joke about our differing taste in men. She’s always liked the guys who were good at gym class (jocks) where I have always been more attracted to the guys who were smoking and setting stuff on fire when they should have been in gym class. As a kid I would watch re-runs of Happy Days and would reenact elaborate song & dance sequences from Grease and Westside Story. As a teen when most of my friends were hanging up posters of dimpled nice guys like Scott Wolf, I found myself gravitating more towards the likes of James Dean and Johnny Depp. If you want my lady parts to start tingling, give me a social outcast in a leather jacket that’s well-prepared for a knife fight. So, when I found out there was a vibrator named “Fonzie” (named after one of the most famous leather clad bad-asses around) I knew I had to try it. After all, the Fonz was always popular with the ladies.

The Fonzie G-spot and Clitoral vibrator is a dual stimulation toy from Feelztoys. This little purple guy is made of 100% of silicone – a body safe material that has the soft and velvety feel of skin. It is hypoallergenic and Phthalates free. Fonzie’s shaft is curved to help stimulate your G-Spot and also includes a little nubby bit for clitoral stimulation. The toy has seven different vibration settings that you can easily cycle through to experience different sensations. If you want to take this toy into the bath or shower you can because it’s completely waterproof! At approximately 5 1/2 inches long, Fonzie is a smaller sized (read: non-intimidating) toy that actually packs a lot of punch.

Fonzie took a little bit of getting used to however, once I did, I’ve really enjoyed using this toy. The important thing to understand about this toy is that if you are looking for a Rabbit Vibrator (dual stimulation toy that you can use inside and out) this probably isn’t the toy for you. Fonzie is not a classic Rabbit vibrator.However, if you want a good G-Spot vibrator, with a little bit extra, you will probably like what Fonzie has to offer.

I think we’ve all been in the situation where you’re in bed with someone for the first time and they’re totally hot, you’re turned on but yet somehow the sex just. isn’t. working. It’s like a big tangle of awkward limbs and even though you’re shifting your hips, moving your legs, trying to find a position that works, it just feels like maybe your bodies just don’t line up properly. This is kind of what my first experience using Fonzie was like. I think what threw me off was that the nubby bit that’s meant to stimulate your clit totally didn’t line up with mine. When I was finally able to get it to work for me, the clitoral vibrations weren’t really that strong. Unlike typical Rabbit vibrators where the clitoral stimulator usually has a motor of its own, Fonzie’s clitoral arm is attached to the shaft so you are basically just getting residual vibrations from the rest of the toy, not intense stimulation. If you need a lot of clitoral stimulation to get off, this toy might not be for you. You should instead check out something like this or like this.

The upside? As a G-Spot vibrator this toy is quite awesome. The curved shape hits all the right spots and the vibrations were strong enough to get me off several times in a row. Fonzie’s ribbed texture also feels really good. I love that you can cycle through the different vibration settings with ease – a feature I love about my Lelo Mona. Overall I was impressed with the design and quality of this toy, given it’s reasonable price point of $39.99.

Who I would recommend this toy to: This toy would be great for someone who maybe already has another vibrator but is looking to add something specifically for the G-Spot to their toy collection. It’s a great option for anyone who is looking for a vibrating alternative to the Lelo Ella but one that is more user friendly than the Candy Cane vibe. This would also be a fun toy for couples who are looking to mix things up a bit.

A Fonz FYI: This toy takes two AAA batteries (those little tiny ones that fit in your TV remote). Make sure you have some in stock. When Fonzie arrived on my doorstep, I immediately tore off all of his packaging only to realize once I was in the bedroom that I didn’t have the right kind of batteries. Before I could play with him I had to run out to the convenience store. As I was anxiously purchasing my AAA’s, the elderly Korean man who runs the place gave me a look that totally said “Honey, we know what you are up to.” Don’t do what I do. The more I spend time with Fonzie, the more I like him. My opinion has gone from: This:

to THIS: Thanks to Fonzie there have been some “Happy Days” over at chez Skinny Dip. Actually I think this accurately sums up my week of “rocking and rolling” (again & again & again) with Fonzie:

“The weekend comes, my cycle hums…ready to race to you!”

OK, now that I have officially shattered more childhood memories, which sex toys are you interested in seeing reviewed on Skinny Dip?

*The Fonzie vibrator was provided to me by Eden Fantasys free of charge in exchange for my honest assessment of the product.

Meet the Lelo Ella aka “Super Dildo”

Last week I was sitting at home doing some writing when the doorbell rang. I opened the door to a UPS guy wearing questionably short, shorts and reflective aviator sunglasses.

“Are you Simone?”

“Yes, that’s me”

“I have big package here for you”

MY LELO ELLA FROM EDEN FANTASYS HAD ARRIVED! I thanked him for the delivery and excitedly went back inside my apartment.

(My boyfriend’s comment later that day: “You’re the only person I know whose life actually sounds like the opening scene of a porno“)

I was really excited to review the Lelo Ella because when it comes to function and beautiful design, Lelo sex toys really are the creme de la creme. Finding out you get to review one for free is kind of like someone telling you “Hey, we have this Rolls Royce we want you to test drive and don’t worry about ever returning it…ever

The Lelo Ella is double ended luxury dildo designed to help stimulate the hard to reach G-Spot area. It’s made of 100% medical grade silicone (which means it’s completely safe for your lady parts…. or, man parts!) and it has a soft, smooth, velvety texture. This toy does not vibrate. Instead, it has two different ends which are made to stimulate different pressure points. The squared off end is designed specifically to reach your G-Spot, whereas the longer rounded end is for multipurpose stimulation. Because this toy is made of silicone, remember to always use a non-silicone water-based lubricant so as to not damage the texture of the toy. If you are looking for a great water based lube for sensitive lady parts, this one is totally awesome.

Like all Lelo toys, the luxury experience begins with the packaging. Ella is packaged in a minimalist black box and comes with a satin carrying pouch – both of which are elegant storage options. Considering most Lelo toys are in the $100+ range, the Ella which is priced at $39.99 provides the Lelo experience without breaking the bank.

So, I get that it’s pretty…what exactly do you do with it? One of the nice things about the Lelo Ella is that its incredibly versatile. It’s a great toy for solo play or for couples. It’s really up to you how you want to use it. It can be used on its own, in combination with a small clitoral vibe or while your partner goes down on you during foreplay. (FYI. If you can find someone who’s a good multi-tasker, I highly recommend option C).

At first I was a little skeptical about the Lelo Ella because I’ve never used a toy that doesn’t vibrate but I was very pleasantly surprised. This toy does an excellent job of stimulating the G-Spot. The squared off end of the toy took a bit more getting used to but I found both ends provided different but equal pleasurable results. Unlike the Candy Cane vibrator, the Ella is way easier to insert and maneuver. It’s not too big, its not too small, its just right.

I would recommend the Lelo Ella to anyone who is looking to discover the elusive G-Spot (its real! It exists! I promise!) You might have to play around with this toy a bit to figure out which end works best for you but once you figure it out..all I can say is “WOW”. I think one of the other Eden Fantasys reviewers said it best when describing this toy: “Hurricane Ella will likely result in earthquakes and tsunamis all across the southern seaboard” Because of the “extreme pleasurable weather conditions” associated with Ella, you might not want to use this little purple guy on your freshly washed sheets (I’m just saying)

Just as a heads up – if you are going to be experimenting with both ends, especially if you are using lube with this toy, I would suggest picking one end first and then switching only once you have had a chance to wash the toy off. Immediately switching from one end to the other is kind of like trying to play catch with a peeled banana that’s been dipped in cooking oil. It’s slippery. Very slippery.

Lastly, one more thing I love about this toy is its discreet design. Ella is great for people who don’t want a toy that looks like a giant purple penis. To quote the boyfriend:

“I’m not intimidated by this. It’s more like a giant, enhanced pleasure finger

Well put.

Because it doesn’t vibrate, Ella is the perfect toy for traveling. You could stash this little guy in your carry-on luggage and never have to worry about any embarrassing moments in the security line-up like, having to explain why your luggage is vibrating. In fact, the Ella is so neutral looking, some people might not even think its a sex toy at all.

However, just in case you encounter a really nosy TSA agent who is dead set on ransacking through your luggage, before I played with this toy I came up with a few helpful tips on how to explain away your Lelo Ella.

“It’s not a Dildo….It’s….”

“Part of a balanced diet”

“Great for preventing writers cramp”

The latest pretentious looking phone: “Oh my god, I can’t believe he said that!”
“I was like NO WAY and he was like WAY

or, my favorite: ” a post-modern shoe horn”

Did I mention the Lelo Ella is also dishwasher safe? Because it is. It’s also boilable, bleachable and it will make you a sandwich after you’re finished with it. I may be kidding about the last one however, I am convinced this toy has superpowers.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Super Dildo.
Final destination: Simone’s toy drawer.What do you guys think? What are you interested in seeing reviewed next?

As an FYI, your suggestions really do matter. Ella was sent to me because Teacher Girl commented that she was interested in knowing more about Lelo toys. So, if there is something you are interested in seeing reviewed on Skinny Dip, please comment or drop me a line!

Also, if you have any questions that you are not comfortable talking about in the comments section (regarding this post or a previous one), please email me! I’d be happy to chat & answer any questions you may have.

*The Lelo Ella was provided to me by Eden Fantasys in exchange for my honest assessment of the product.

 

Christmas "Comes" in July

When Eden Fantasy’s asked me if I would be interested in reviewing the Candy Cane G-spot vibrator, what popped into my head was: “It would be really funny if it actually looked like a Candy Cane” Then, I opened the link and voila….!

A few weeks later, the toy that looks like everyone’s favorite Christmas candy landed on my doorstep. Even though its the middle of summer, the festive packaging still got me as excited as a kid on Christmas morning.

The Specs:

The Candy Cane G-Spot vibrator by Doc Johnson is a multi-speed, waterproof, phthalates free vibrator made of Tempered Glass. Yes, you heard right. GLASS. My first thought was, “I’m supposed to put THAT…THERE?!” but, as soon as I held the toy in my hand I was less nervous. The toy has a similar sturdy feel to a Pyrex baking dish. I know that doesn’t sound very sexy but, this toy is made of food grade materials which means it’s completely safe for your girl parts and hypoallergenic – making it a great choice for people who are super sensitive.

The toy is controlled by one easy to use button, has three speeds, and takes only one AA battery. As you can see from the photo, it also has some red candy-like ribbing designed to hit certain pleasure points (I’ll explain about those in a minute!)

It retails at a very affordable $32.99.

Taking off the Wrapper:

The Candy Cane G-Spot vibrator is a very esthetically pleasing toy and I really, really wanted to like it. But, the first time I used it by myself I was a bit disappointed. The vibrations felt nice but they just weren’t strong enough to get me off. I’ve used other G-Spot vibrators before but I didn’t find that the Candy Cane did much for my G-Spot initially. The red ribbing that’s meant to increase the pleasure just felt kind of awkward and bumpy. If you are looking for a toy for solo play that has powerful vibrations and will get you off quickly, I wouldn’t recommend the Candy Cane. Instead, I would suggest something more along the lines of the True Love Honey Bunny. However, if you are super sensitive to vibrations and want something very gentle, you’d probably like what the Candy Cane has to offer.

Candy is for Sharing:

So, who WOULD enjoy this toy? COUPLES!

Woo’ed by this toy’s cute packaging, I was determined to give it a second chance. I called upon my boyfriend, who happily agreed to join in on the play session. Let’s just say- the Candy Cane vibe is much more fun with two people. I would suggest using it as a teaser during foreplay or inserting it while your partner goes down on you.

Just like you wouldn’t stuff a whole candy cane in your mouth and start to chew, this toy should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Don’t expect instant gratification- the more you move it around inside you, the more the pleasure actually increases. I can’t even explain exactly what the red ribbing does, except that its quite magical. After a lot of build up, I eventually just blanked out and was transported to la-la land. Sugar plum faeries were dancing and I was desperately clinging to my headboard. It was that good.

Now that I think about it, the Candy Cane G-Spot vibrator is actually a lot like Christmas. In November, the holidays still seem in the near future. Then, you notice a wreath here, a candy cane there. Whoa it’s snowing! Wait, when did the malls get so crowded?! Is that a plastic reindeer on my neighbor’s lawn? Oh god, Christmas is getting closer. Really, really close. Christmas is tomorrow! OMG, THERE ARE SO MANY PRESENTS UNDER THE TREE. PRESENTS! PRESENTS! PRESENTS EVERYWHERE! OMG, CHRISTMAS IS HERE! PRESENTS, PRESENTS EVERYWHERE! WRAPPING PAPER IS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE. RIBBON IS BEING PULLED. YEAH THAT’S RIGHT, RIP THAT PAPER. COME ON. RIP IT! FUCKING RIP IT! YES! YES! YES! IT’S AN IPAD! NO, ITS TIFANNY’S. ITS BOTH! ITS IPADS FOR EVERYONE! YES! YES! YES! IPAD. IPAD. IPAD. OH YES. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU. THANK YOU. breathe. exhale. After it’s all over there’s a huge mess to clean up but no one cares. Everyone is glowing and happy and then we all go to sleep.

Yes, the Candy Cane vibrator is totally like that.

To recap…

People who would enjoy the Candy Cane G-Spot vibrator:

-People who are very sensitive or have allergies & want something gentle
-Couples looking to spice up their bedroom activities with fun some sex toys.
-The toy user who already “has everything” and wants to try something totally different.
-Christmas enthusiasts.

*The Candy Cane G-Spot vibrator was provided to me by Eden Fantasys in exchange for my honest assessment of the product.

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What do you guys think? What are you interested in seeing my review next?

The True Love Honey Bunny

When Eden Fantasys first approached me about what kind of sex toys I’d be interested in reviewing for them, I told them:

Send me one of your Rabbit Vibrators!

A week and a half later The True Love Honey Bunny Rabbit Vibrator landed on my doorstep.

I know. I know. I know. I just wrote about how sex toys that are shaped like animals totally creep me out. In my defense, this toy passes the “no googly eyes” test and definitely looks like it belongs in the bedroom of an adult. Also, weird fact: I’ve never tried a “Rabbit Vibrator” even though its kind of famous and I’m sure many of you own a version of this toy. When I was in university, I remember watching the episode of Sex and the City where Charlotte becomes addicted to her Rabbit vibrator and thinking “I want one”. However, when I came time to buy my first toy, all of the Rabbit styles available at the time were well beyond my starving student budget. Instead, I settled on a cheaper, single function vibe that in retrospect kind of sucked. Years later, when I became interested in sex toys again, instead of going for a classic Rabbit, I opted to try more intermediate, specialty stuff like the We-Vibe. Which, I guess is the equivalent of going to a sushi bar, having one avocado roll, jumping ahead to clam sashimi and tuna tataki then, ten years later trying a California Roll for the first time (which is actually the true story of how I tried sushi). It was time to try the Rabbit.

The Specs:
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The True Love Honey Bunny is a multi-speed, dual function, waterproof vibrator made of translucent jelly like material. It’s Body safe, Phthalates free, Latex Free & Hypo-Allergenic which means using it won’t hurt your lady parts. It’s battery operated and takes two double A batteries.

True Love Honey Bunny I love you:

(What I like about this toy)

Dual function! You get some action on the inside as well as some much needed attention to your happy button. Although I was initially creeped out by the fact that it looks like wildlife, that little rabbit is really, really nice. The toy is also really flexible so you can easily move it around, allowing the rabbit part to hit different spots for different sensations.

It will get you off. The first time I tried it, I came within 30 seconds. I’m not kidding. Either I just have orgasms really easily (which I know is kind of true) or this toy is actually really good at what it does. (probably a bit of both).

The price! It’s fantastic. I actually didn’t know how much the toy cost when I tried it. I only checked after the fact. When I saw that it was only $39.99 USD, I couldn’t believe it. Considering most of the toys I own now are over the $100 mark, this toy is excellent value and packs a punch for the price.

It also comes in this cute metal tin that’s covered in pink, vaguely Ed Hardy-esque designs that I really want to hate but don’t for some reason. I can’t explain it. Don’t tell anyone I used the word “Like” and “Ed Hardy” in the same sentence.

The tip looks like a lollipop which kind of just makes me want to go to the convenience store and buy candy. This also cues serious feelings of regret that I didn’t buy one of those Britney Spears lollipops I saw in Vegas. I’m not sure if this should be in the Pro or the Con column.

Caught in a Bad Romance:

(The less than awesome points)

The makers of this toy promise that the True Love Honey Bunny offers “maximum vibration with minimum noise”. They lie. This toy is comically loud. After using this toy three times this week (a writer has to do their “research”) I’m convinced my neighbors think I’ve either a) decided to open my own fly by night dental clinic. It doesn’t sound like someone is getting off in my bedroom, it sounds like someone is getting their teeth drilled OR b) I’ve decided to get in touch with my inner Bob Villa and start up a bunch of evening wood working projects. Unless you want the people you live with to think you’re trying to corner the market on amateur black market dentistry OR that you’re just a weirdo who likes to masturbate all the time, this might not be the ideal toy for you.

I found the speed settings on this toy slightly frustrating. The True Love Honey Bunny has three different speeds, each featuring the same kind of vibration just at different intensity levels. After my fourth orgasm (I TOLD YOU THIS TOY WORKED), I wanted to switch things up. However, when I tried to go from the highest speed to the lowest, it meant that I had to turn the toy off completely – the speeds didn’t cycle through in a continuous loop. As someone who’s been known to call out “Faster, Harder!” in bed, once I was 4 to 5 orgasms in, the highest setting wasn’t strong enough for me. I also would have enjoyed if the toy allowed me to cycle through different kinds of vibrations while controlling the speed like I can with my Lelo Mona.

Something to also note about this toy is that its bullet shaped (its straight as opposed to curved). The shape of the toy meant that it didn’t hit my G-spot the way it could have had there been a bit of a curve like some of my other toys. But, as you can see from above – that didn’t stop me from enjoying myself.

Who would enjoy this toy:

I think this toy is a great for beginners. The vibrations are strong enough to get the job done but not hard enough to be intimidating. It could also be good for someone who is looking to add a dual function toy to their repertoire but, doesn’t want to blow the budget. The dual function feature really does make a difference. I wish this toy had been available at this price point when I was looking to lose my toy virginity many years ago.

The only drawback for some beginners is that this toy isn’t small. It has a fairly large girth (in a good way!). Some of you will probably want to use some lube with this toy.

The Verdict:

Although this toy is called the “True Love” Honey Bunny, I don’t think I’ll be fantasizing about picking out china patterns with this rabbit anytime soon. If this toy was a guy it would be that dude that you call sometimes – he’s kind of hot, maybe slightly dumb and the conversation is always terrible but he’s really well hung and knows how to get the job done. True Love no. Summer fling, maybe.

Have you guys tried any toys lately that you really like? What toys are YOU interested in seeing reviewed?

*Eden Fantasys sent me the True Love Honey Bunny free of charge in exchange for my honest assessment of the product.

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