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.

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 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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.

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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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And Now, For the Money Shot….

Welcome back to another in the series of posts I have planned for National Masturbation Month. If you’re just tuning in, for the remainder of the month of May, I’ve challenged myself to review as many sex toys as possible. So far I’ve reviewed a sex toy for dudes, a vibrator with lasers inside it, an erotic massager that reminds me of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and a chic sex toy storage bag. It’s been a busy month. Once I’ve wrapped up these reviews at the end of the week, it will be back to our regular scheduled programming on Skinny Dip (and most likely some R & R for my lady parts.)

Today I have another interesting find for you guys: a vibrator that lubes itself. Yes, your eyes do not deceive you! Cascade by Love Life Products is the first collection of self-lubricating vibrators on the market. In short, you turn it on, it vibrates and when you press a button, lube squirts out the top…very much like…well, you get the point.

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When I explained to my friend that the nice people at Cascade were sending me my very own self-lubricating vibrator to try, their response was what I expected.

“So, basically it’s a vibrator that jizzes itself?”

“Pretty much.”

“That’s both disturbing and awesome all at the same time.”

Yes, yes it is. 

For the purposes of this review, I was sent the Cascade Ripple (as seen below). The Ripple is part of the Cascade collection which also includes the Flow and the Wave vibrators.

61UBGQQdaHL._SL1500_The Ripple features a body safe silicone shaft with a slightly curved, textured tip designed specifically for g-spot stimulation. It includes 9 different vibration settings, as well as the super exciting LubePlay™ self-lubricating technology. It’s fully rechargeable by USB cord which means no batteries (yay!)

This is not a small toy by any means. The Cascade Ripple is approximately 5″ in insertable length and 5″ in girth  (a substantial size without being overwhelming).

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The Body Sonic: a Sex Toy That Reminds Me of Larry David’s Car

Did you know that we’re in the midst of National Masturbation Month? I was not aware of this, however leave it to me to discover this half-way through the month. Luckily, this ahem, “holiday,” falls at a time when I am super behind on my product reviews. So, to try something new, get caught up and finish May off with a bang (both figuratively and literally), I thought I’d challenge myself to review as many toys as possible over the next 14 days or so. Coincidentally, I also just happen to have a bunch of really cool and innovative sex toys to share with you.

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In case you missed it, earlier in the month I wrote about the Apollo Power Stroker (the first sex toy for men I have reviewed on the blog) and The Afterglow (the world’s first laser vibrator. Oh my!) Today I’d like to introduce the Revel Body Sonic – another unique and technologically innovative sex toy. Ever since I visited the Revel Body booth when I was at the AVN show in January, I’ve been completely obsessed with trying this toy. When the lovely people at Diddleworks offered to send me my very own to review, I leaped at the opportunity. By the way, if you’ve never visited the Diddleworks website, make sure to check it out. They have an amazing selection of body safe toys & products, all laid out in a gorgeous, minimalist shopping experience.

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The Revel Body Sonic is a small, spherical clitoral vibrator designed for external stimulation. It’s made of body safe silicone and is free of phthalates, nickle-plated parts and any harmful chemicals. It’s fully rechargeable via USB cord and is 100% waterproof. What makes the Revel Body Sonic different than any other vibrator on the market is that it features True Sonic technology.

Years ago, I remember an acquaintance telling me how the all-girls boarding school she attended had to ban electric toothbrushes because they were being used for rampant masturbation. I mean, it makes sense – electric toothbrushes definitely vibrate quite intensely, however until I heard that story I had never even considered using mine for anything other than cleaning my teeth. Although, I love my Sonicare toothbrush to death, the idea of putting it between my legs doesn’t really sound like it would be a very sexy experience. Luckily, thanks to the Revel Body Sonic, I’ll never have to find out!

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The smarty pants behind the Revel Body Sonic have used True Sonic technology (from what what I learned at AVN, some of the creators used to work for Phillips Sonicare!) to create a vibrator that claims to be one of the most powerful in the industry.

Powered by a True Sonic motor, the bright pink nodule at the centre of the toy to acts like a piston that moves up and down while vibrating. So, instead of just vibrations, you get an up & down motion that feels kind of like someone is tapping on your clit (in the best way possible.

To get an idea of what the Revel Body Sonic looks like in action, you should probably watch this video. As you can see, when you turn on the toy, the pink nodule bounces up and down. Fun right?

Revel Body compared to standard battery-powered vibrators. from Revel Body on Vimeo.

The Revel Body Sonic offers ten different vibration modes/speeds. The sensations range from super rumbly on the lowest speeds to very high-pitched and buzzy on the highest settings. I’m a sucker for power, so when I got this toy I immediately turned it up to the highest speed. However, what I discovered is that the highest settings did almost nothing for me. What really rocked my world was the lower speeds where it’s rumbly & shaky & you can really see and feel the piston moving up and down. The feeling is well, simply divine. When asked to describe the sensation to a friend, I explained, “It’s like you’re sitting on top of a washing machine that’s gone out of control on the spin cycle, or experiencing the world’s rumbliest car ride.” As soon as the words slipped from my mouth, I immediately thought of the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry discovers he has an “orgasmic car seat.”

Yes, the lower settings on the Revel Body are exactly like that.

But wait, there’s more!

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