Review: Laid D.1

When Babeland offered the Laid D.1 for review, I was intrigued because I’d never heard of the company “Laid” before. It’s a relatively new company1 based in Norway, and its sleek designs looked promising. I have to admit, I was mostly drawn in because it’s based in Europe, and I really like the two European sex toy companies that I know of2.

The D.1 is a mid-sized, silicone dildo that’s marketed as a G-spotter; its pièce de résistance is its asymmetrical head that’s provides both a rounded surface and a pointed surface to stimulate your G-spot. You can supposedly switch between them with a gentle twist. Also, it’s bright blue! Seriously, more manufacturers need to move away from purple and pink, and incorporate bright, candy-colors into their product lines.

Unfortunately, its revolutionary design doesn’t work all that well in practice. It was quite unintuitive for me to use, and it took me a while to find my G-spot with it, although I did manage after a while. I couldn’t feel much of a difference between the two surfaces; except I could tell when the pointy side wasn’t on my G-spot because I could feel it poking my vaginal walls. I tried the “handle” end, as well, but it was too pointy for me to find pleasurable. Since the surface is so smooth, also, if I get lube on the handle or on my hand, things get slippery very quickly, which makes maneuvering the dildo difficult.

During my lengthy toy reviewing stint, I’ve found designs that really work for me; and maybe I’m just being inflexible, but now that I know what works, I’m loath to deviate much from it. For G-spotting, I like the wide, flattened head of the Lelo Gigi or Lelo Ella, and the large, ball-like head of the Pure Wand or Ophoria No. 3. The blunt-head style took a bit of maneuvering at first, but felt amazing once I got the hang of it, and the ball-head style honed in on my G-spot almost instantly. Both of these styles were more effective than the D.1. And when I’m not using a dildo to stimulate my G-spot, I prefer toys that are heavily textured (e.g. the Tantus Echo), while the D.1 is perfectly smooth.

However? I am terribly enamored with the Laid D.1 Stone, which is made of – get this – Black Norwegian Moonstone, or Blue Pearl Larvikite. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Damn, I should have tried to review this one instead. Okay, it’s exactly the same shape as the silicone one, but maybe the material would improve upon it somehow?

Anyway, to sterilize the Laid D.1, you can wash it with 10% bleach solution, put it in the top shelf of the dishwasher with no soap, or boil it for at least 5 minutes. Also, silicone toys are not compatible with silicone lubes.

I guess I just know what I like, and the Laid D.1 isn’t it. It is a well-made dildo, though, and perhaps it will suit your needs better than mine.

  1. It introduced its first products in 2010. [↩]
  2. Lelo is Swedish, and Fun Factory is German. [↩]

Review: Kinklab Wartenberg Pinwheel

The Kinklab Wartenberg Pinwheel from SexToy.com is a classic BDSM toy. It may look a little bit like a pizza-cutter (actually that’s what J called it when he first saw it), but Wartenberg wheels were originally used to test neurological responses. It fell into disuse because of hygiene issues. Its medical-related background and appearance is part of its appeal to me; as is the lovely sensations it produces. Running it lightly over the skin results in a tickling or slight pricking sensation; if you exert heavy enough pressure, you can break the skin.

I tried it out with J. I got naked, and he gently ran the sharp tips over my back and arms, while I squirmed and giggled. Being naked while he was clothed, and having the steel points coasting all over me, was quite an enjoyable sensory experience. It’s hard to describe. It felt like tickling, but very intense tickling concentrated on a very small area of skin. Then he moved on to my breasts and nipples, which definitely started to turn me on.

I teasingly ran the wheel over his arms a few times. He thought it was interesting; probably would get a bit overwhelming after a while, which was true for me. After about 15-20 minutes of tickling and poking, I had had enough.

I attempted some research on how to clean the wheel if you break a person’s skin and then want to use it on someone else. Obviously, that can be dangerous since you’re getting blood on the implement. Google yielded no results; I got the most responses from Twitter:

– soak it in a 10% bleach solution for 1-2 minutes

– boil it

– wipe it down with “medical wipes”

– sterilize it in an autoclave (can be found in tattoo parlors and used for a nominal fee); if any other method is used, wait at least 21 days before using on someone else

The best response I found was actually a comment by Mina made on Panthera Pardus’ review of the same product:

I would sterilize it the same way doctors sterilize a lot of things. Go to the drug/grocery store and get yourself a bottle of betadine (or any brand of povidone iodine) It’s a general antibacterial sterilizer most commonly used to prep people for surgery. Put a little in a container and add water. You’ll want it to be a “tea” color. Put the wheel inside and let it soak for at least 10 min. The dry.  Just note that the povidone iodine will eventually stain the container after continual use. Make sure to rinse your hands after using it, but if you are trying to be completely sterile I would suggest wearing gloves while handling the wheel during the sterilizing process or washing your hands with the povidone iodine as well. May I also suggest using hot water.

I’ve yet to determine if this wheel is made of surgical-grade, non-porous steel, which is the only safe material that would be share-able. Couldn’t find any information on Kinklab’s website.

The wheel also comes with a nice leather sheath that snaps shut.

I really don’t have much to say about this product; it either works for you or it doesn’t, and I don’t see much opportunity, or NEED, for variation of any sort on its basic shape and appearance.

I really like Wartenberg Pinwheels. I’m glad that I own one.

Specs:
– Type: BDSM/Medical fetish toy
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Length: 7″
– Material: Steel
– Price @ Sextoy.com: $14.85

Four out of five hearts!

Review: Just in Case Condom Compact II

CNVJIC-A400BLKTa-da! This is my first review for SexToy.com, and it’s a condom storage case.

The Just in Case Condom Compact II is designed to look like a powder compact. (There’s a version I that’s a lot shinier and girlier and comes in lots of different colors, but I preferred the sleek, sophisticated black of version II :) )

There are a lot of other types of condom cases out there (French envelopes, condom cubes…) which you can either carry with you when you’re out and about (you know, if you in into someone you absolutely have to fuck in that restaurant bathroom, or if you go home with someone… it’s good to be prepared!) or set unobtrusively on your nightstand. Portable condom cases don’t just save you the embarrassment of having condoms dicovered by friends who rudely rifle through your bag, they protect the condoms from items you might be carrying with you that have sharp edges, guarding against potential holes, as well as not exposing them to your body heat, like they would be if you stashed them in your wallet/pockets.

As a condom case, the Just in Case compact works fine. It holds two condoms, and easily snaps open and shut. I also very much like how it’s designed – out of glossy plastic with a simple logo. It also comes with two complimentary Lifestyles condoms.

What the Just in Case has that other condom cases might not is an added layer of discretion, since it’s designed to look like a compact. I decided to see how well it held up to one of my younger sister’s actual powder compacts:

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Exhibit A! As you can see, the Just in Case compact is pretty much exactly the same size and shape as a regular compact. The manufacturers have even thought about details like sticking a production label on the back in the same spot. There’s even a tiny little hole in the back, just like a regular compact (also check out the reflection of my wonderfully classy Winnie-the-Pooh comforter):

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Functionally, I’m not quite sure what purpose the hole serves. It definitely isn’t big enough to allow poking (unless you carry pins with you…).

When you open the compact up, here’s what you see:

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There’s even a mirror inside! However, clearly the Just in Case doesn’t have any powder in it, so anyone curious enough to actually open it would be puzzled as to why you were carrying around an empty compact. Granted, making it an actual powder compact would be costly not to mention inconvenient to use, but adding a powder-poof would be a possible improvement.

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…And the secret is revealed! If you pull up the “floor”of the compact, there are the condoms. The floor is pretty tamper-proof: when you snap the compact open, it opens to the mirror part, and there’s another catch holding the floor in place, so you need to actually open that compartment to get to it. I.E. if you’re not looking for it, you won’t realize it’s there. Just be careful to close the two lids separately, because if you close them both at the same time, the floor doesn’t snap back into place.

So far, I’ve carried it around with me pretty constantly, and I also use it as a hand mirror when I touch up my hair/lipgloss/eye makeup, and nobody I’ve been with has made a comment about it.

In conclusion, the only things that might give the Just in Case compact away are: the emptiness, and the fact that it feels significantly lighter than a regular compact.

All in all, though, I think it serves its purpose pretty damn well, so it get’s

5/5 stars :)

Review: Intimate Organics Sensual Cocoa Bean & Gogi Berry Cleansing Gel and Body Souffle

Intimate Organics Sensual Cocoa Bean & Gogi Berry Cleansing Gel (translation: bath / shower gel) and Body Souffle (translation: body lotion) from PinkCherry.com are something else: they aren’t sex toys, or lube, but they promise “to leave your body and mind relaxed, invigorated and ready for whatever your night holds.” I put them to the test one evening to see if they left me feeling ready for a sexy evening.

I hopped in the shower and as soon as I snapped open the Cleansing Gel, my nose was filled with the scent of what seemed like, to me, chocolate and raspberries. Yum. The only problems were that the scent was kind of artificial, and it only lasted while I was in the shower. Once I got out, I smelled myself (good thing I didn’t run into any of my housemates) and the smell had pretty much gone. Kind of defeats its purpose, if you ask me.

Next, I dried myself off and smoothed on the Body Souffle. Now, I grew up in a tropical country and I am currently living in the frozen wasteland (not really) that is New England. My skin dries out so fast here that it’s not even funny. After trying a slew of products, the only ones I’ve found that actually keep my skin moist are Eucerin (which is dermatologist-approved and specifically for dry and sensitive skin) and a moisturizer from Lush, the name of which I’ve forgotten by now. Basically, the Body Souffle had a lot to stand up to.

It held up alright. It left my skin soft and shiny, but definitely wouldn’t protect my skin completely from dryness. The good thing about the Body Souffle was that the chocolate-raspberry smell lingered a lot longer, basically all afternoon.

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the scent. On the one hand, I love desserts, and chocolate especially, so I definitely found the scent pleasant at first and was turned on by the idea of making out with a partner and smelling that on them, or having a partner smell it on me (and thinking that it made me even yummier ;) ) However, a while after my shower, when I was in the library and kept catching whiffs of the scent on my hands as I worked, it started to wear on me, and instead of liking it I began finding it too sickly-sweet. It didn’t help that I ran into my friend SA and she asked, “what’s that smell? It smells like those cupcakes I had as a kid with lots of artificially colored icing all over them.” Not what I want my lover to associate me with when we’re about to get down and dirty.IN.002207-250-1

This is probably just my personal preference though. If you like sweet smells, you’ll probably like these products, and I have to commend them because of their 100% organic and vegan-friendly ingredients.

If only the Cleansing Gel had a stronger smell, and if only the Body Souffle was less overpowering. My verdict is: for now, I think I’ll stick to my favorite bath & skin care brands, Lush and the Body Shop. The pricing isn’t that much different anyway.

Specs:

  • All-natural, organic ingredients (no parabens, glycerin, DEA or animal products)
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Cleansing Gel amount: 240mL (4oz)
  • Body Souffle amount: 150mL
  • Price (of each, separately) at PinkCherry.com: $14.99

Two out of five hearts. 

Review: ID Millennium

ID is one of my favorite lube brands, and for good reason. Just like vodka quality is judged by “purity”, so does it go with me and lubes. ID Millennium? Is as pure as a lube can be: it doesn’t smell like anything, it doesn’t taste like anything, and instead of sticky residue, it leaves behind a slick softness. Kind of like if you just rubbed moisturizer into your hands.

This lube works very well with anal play, and is very long lasting. You only really need a couple of drops, so even though the bottle I received is tiny (1oz), I’ve used it multiple times and I’ve barely even used any up. The tiny bottle is also perfectly travel-sized.

I’ve read that this lube doesn’t wash off in water, which at times is a negative thing because it makes it more difficult to get off my hands/toys post-wank-sesh, but that’s the only complaint I have about this lube.

That’s really all I have to say about this lube. It works. Just remember not to use it with silicone toys, since it will fuck up the toy.

Specs:
– Material: Silicone
– Amounts: 1oz / 2.5oz / 4.9oz
– Prices @ PinkCherry.com:
 $9.99 / $14.99 / $28.88

Review: Heart 2 Heart Cuffs

The Heart 2 Heart Cuffs encapsulate three things that, IMHO, are essential for a set of cuffs: they’re affordable ($35), pretty, and well-made. In fact, I’m so taken with them that I want to try and collect the whole set: another pair of cuffs, blindfold, and whip, which have the added charm of being decorated with rows of tiny red hearts, which make me think of the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (for me, a good thing).

The cuffs are fairly simple. To my understanding, from reading the packaging and the product description, they’re made of real leather, though shinier and more towards the patent-leather type. The leather is soft and pliable. None of that tacky, stiff, unpleasant bullshit that comes with shitty or fake leather. They also come with shiny silver buckles, studs and D-rings. The best part? They’re black and red. Which is my favorite color combination (um, just check out the theme of this blog). Now I have cuffs that match my lingerie! Yay!

The cuffs aren’t lined, but they’re comfortable, and I can strain against them without any chafing. I also couldn’t tease the buckle undone with my fingers, even with the cuffs connected together with a carabiner. Fairly escape-proof.

I’m very happy with these cuffs – as functional and wonderful as the Sportsheets Under the Bed cuffs are, it’s nice to have something prettier and a little more heavy duty. I only have a few criticisms:

#1 The set doesn’t come with any kind of connector. They’re cheap enough that I’m sure it wouldn’t kill the company to include one. I don’t own any, so I had to steal a carabiner off of one of my roommates’ Nalgenes.

#2 The cuffs don’t look like they’d fit people with thicker wrists/ankles. My wrists are tiny, and I already use the fourth hole. I honestly doubt that anyone has wrists so bony that they’d need to use the first or second hole.

#3 If you look at the underside of the cuff, the line of holes is accompanied with a long cut of some sort, that goes down the length of all the holes. It’s not that big of a deal, and the cuff doesn’t threaten to rip apart or anything like that. It is a little ugly to look at, though.

#4 I just cannot back putting “2″ in the name of a sex toy. I am not a teenager on AIM, and I don’t want sex toys that make me feel like one.

There you have it. My BDSM toybox is growing, and the Heart 2 Heart Cuffs are a wonderful addition to it.

Review: Fun Factory Gigolo G2

The video review of the Fun Factory Gigolo G2 is a little rushed because my sister was in the room when I was recording it and I felt self-conscious :/ I didn’t even talk about what it felt like! To be honest, I don’t have much to say about that besides: the vibrations felt good, they were strong enough to get me off, and they were quiet. Not whisper-quiet, but but not terribly attention-seeking, either. I like how it sounds more like the thrum of a cell phone ring, and not… buzzy and drill-like, like some vibes are. Definitely satisfied with the vibrations. Gripping the base of the toy in order to thrust with it was a little awkward, though, since the base is also where the control dial is located.

The Gigolo comes in Fun Factory’s signature red and tan packaging with a clear, plastic side that displays the toy, and magnetic snaps that keep the box closed. It comes with a brief manual, mini catalogue, and Toyfluid (water-based lube) sample. The manual that comes with this toy doesn’t indicate whether or not it’s waterproof, but I would guess that it isn’t. The battery compartment isn’t airtight and there’s an obvious seam all around it. The specs at Vibrator.com indicate that the toy is “splashproof” but I’d probably still be hesitant to use this around water.

Though it could use some improvements, I really do like this vibe.

Review: Forplay Toy Cleaner

Today I’ll be reviewing an “Adult Toy Cleanser” by ForPlay from PinkCherry.com sex toys. I requested it as a change from straight-up sextoys, and also wanted to try something that I could contrast with the antibacterial dish-soap I’ve been using to clean my toys so far.

I’ll get the banalities out of the way first: using this cleaner is pretty straightforward. The cleaner comes in a 7 oz bottle, which lasts for about 11 washes. You pour 2/3 oz into 3 quarts of warm water and stir it around with your hand to mix the cleaner in. The bottle has lines along the side marking 1 oz so you can measure out the amount easily. According to the description on the bottle and on PinkCherry.com, the cleaner is compatible with pretty much anything, but works better with soft materials like silicone. I tried it out on a few of my toys and it was a relatively straightforward process, although I didn’t find it necessarily more convenient or hygienic than just using soap.

That said, I discovered the problem with this cleaner when I decided to Google the main ingredient so I could contrast it with soap/other cleaners in terms of efficiency and hygiene. The main ingredient, as stated on the bottle and website, is Nonoxynol-9, known to some as N-9. The bottle describes N-9 as a “stabilized aqueous solution” and warns that it may cause irritation if splashed into one’s eyes. Fair enough. I don’t generally let my toys get too close to my eyes anyway.

Some quick research online and a shout out to my Tweeps yielded very different results. Apparently, N-9 is used in spermicides, condoms, cervical barriers and lubes because people thought it guarded against pregnancy and STDs (it can kill microbes in vitro). That would make sense as a sextoy cleaner, because spreading STDs and other germs is always something to guard against when sharing toys, right?

No. Studies have shown that N-9 not only isn’t effective in guarding against STDs, but actually increases the likelihood of contracting them by 50%, to be precise. And this is including HIV and HPV. It irritates the vaginal wall, and several of my Tweeps said that using products with N-9 in them caused itching.

Okay, so the toy cleaner isn’t meant to be applied directly to one’s vagina, just on the toys, so if you rinse the toys thoroughly, you should have nothing to worry about.

N-9 is more effective in killing bacteria, which would make it a more effective cleaner than ordinary soap. But what about, say, bleach solution or rubbing alcohol? I’d be more inclined to use one of those instead of shelling out ~$10 for something that isn’t absolutely body-safe.

2/5 stars.

Review: Evolved True Love Amore edition

DSCN3337I’m back with another review. This one is the Evolved True Love (Amore edition) – the second traditional vibe that I’ve tried out so far.

First of all, as always: the packaging. Such an important aspect in sex toys, and I’m only half joking. The Amore True Love comes in a tin box that closes with two clasps on either end, and lies in what appears to be some foam material that’s trying to be velvet. The box design is kitschily attractive, and I actually like it quite a bit. If it wasn’t for the obvious phallic cutout and “waterproof Amore” on the front, I’d probably use it to store writing materials on my desk. At least it can still be used to store the Amore itself, which is useful. The foam lining, I don’t like as much. Since the Amore attracts dust like nobody’s business, the foam was a particularly poor choice. My first experience with the Amore was to try and brush the multitude of minuscule foam bits off of it, to no avail.

A quick wash later, the Amore was ready to go. But then I ran into another obstacle – the battery compartment. I had more trouble with this battery compartment than you would ever believe. It made me feel pretty stupid. (I felt better about myself after both F and my younger sister tried and failed as well.)

You can find the battery compartment by unscrewing the Amore’s base. The Amore takes two AA batteries. Hold on: more specifically, the Amore takes only the best kind of AA battery, and not if it’s already been used. First, I tried the unknown brand of battery that Vibrator.com had generously provided. (The Amore itself doesn’t come with batteries included.) Nothing. I flipped the +/- poles around. Still nothing. (The little sticker on the compartment, indicating which battery should have its + pole facing upwards, wasn’t really a big help because if I turned the Amore around, the two poles on the sticker would flip over again.) I tried the Energizer batteries from my camera. Nada. (The battery bar on my camera was still pretty close to full.) After a bit of correspondence with Vibrator.com (I thought this particular Amore might not be working), they had an Amore sent over to them and messed around with it a bit, and suggested that I try a better / more high powered brand of battery. So I bought a fresh pack of Duracells. The first time I put them in, the Amore worked. Great! The second time I tried, it didn’t. Wha? It took me a while to figure out that the compartment has to be closed very tightly, otherwise it won’t work.

So, now, onto the Amore itself. Finally. The Amore is made of TPR (thermoplastic rubber) which is phthalate-free, but cannot be fully sterilized. It also feels cheaper and less smooth compared to silicone. One plus is that TPR can be used with all kinds of lubes, and this vibrator was more bendy than most silicone dildos/vibrators I’ve encountered, though I’m not sure that’s true of all TPR vibrators.

The Amore comes in a pretty, iridescent blue color, which was part of the reason why I picked it. However, the Amore looks better in its pictures than it does in the flesh. Compared to the Vibrator.com product picture, the blue is a lot duller. It’s also semi see-through. Maybe you care to see the inner workings of your toy, but I don’t.

OK, so how does the Amore hold up performance-wise? It’s waterproof, which is an instant plus. Strong vibrations, if a little unsexily loud. Three vibration settings, which you cycle through by pushing the button on its base. The vibrator is placed at the tip of the shaft, which is an excellent idea. More vibrations on the g-spot! It’s also very girthy. I couldn’t take it the first few tries, probably due to the lack of a tapered head as much as the girth, and had to build myself up to it with smaller toys first. Even then, it stretched me out almost uncomfortably. The waves on the shaft didn’t provide intense texture, but I could feel them, which was good. The vibrations felt quite lovely, even on the first setting.

I’d recommend this vibe to someone who likes more girth. But since the Amore only saves you a few dollars compared to a silicone-sleeved vibe, why not just get the silicone-sleeved one instead?

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Specs:

Material: Phthalate-free TPR
Length: 8″
Insertable length: 6 1/2″
Circumference: 6″
Colors: Blue & Purple
Price @ Vibrator.com: $43

3/5 stars.

Review: CyberSilicone Perfectly Hot Pink

A8809-6I requested the CyberSilicone Perfectly Hot Pink because I was curious about Adam & Eve and had yet to try a traditional vibrator, and this one looked pretty decent. It was also a bit of a random choice since I didn’t take as much time to go through products before selecting them this time.

The Perfectly Hot Pink is… hot pink. A very, very aggressive shade of hot pink. And no, it doesn’t come in any other color. (Otherwise why would it be called the Hot Pink? I’m not a big fan of the name, to tell you the truth, mostly because it doesn’t end in a noun and you can’t tell what it is from the name alone…) I’ve actually come to really like wearing hot pink, but putting it inside me? Doesn’t appeal to me quite as much. It’s also a more realistically-styled vibrator (except for the color), complete with veins, and I’m not a big fan of that, either. Basically, in terms of how it looks the Hot Pink is alright, but doesn’t exactly appeal to me.

Size-wise, the Hot Pink is pretty hefty. It measures 7″ (insertable) x 1.5″, and definitely would not be a good beginner’s choice. Personally, I’ve come to realize that I’m not much of a girth-person; I prefer toys on the smaller-to-moderate side. Working the Hot Pink inside myself took quite a bit of effort. I could fit about 5-6″ inside me and then had to limit myself to shallow thrusts. It also doesn’t have any give at all, since it’s basically a straight, plastic vibrator encased in Cybersilicone.

I actually enjoyed using it on my clit the most. Typical, right? I lubed it up and rubbed the shaft up and down my clit, and it felt pretty amazing. I really liked having something to push up against, and the vibrations of the Hot Pink were strong enough to get me off even though they weren’t concentrated on my clit directly.

…Which brings us to the vibrations, which are powered by two AA batteries, and operated with a simple dial in the base that turns from low to high. The high vibrations are pretty damn high. The Hot Pink definitely delivers in that department, without being overly noisy. The only annoying thing is the positioning of the dial – it doesn’t give you a comfortable space to grasp onto, and the dial is quite small, so if I hold onto that, there’s a chance I’ll turn the vibrations down or up by mistake.

You can also use the Hot Pink in the bath! It’s completely waterproof – there’s an O-ring where the battery compartment screws shut, which prevents water from leaking in. I tried it out in the shower, and held it under a sink full of water for a good few minutes, and it still worked fine.

What makes the Perfectly Hot Pink unique is that it’s made of CyberSilicone, which according to its description, is phthalate-free and non-porous. It is a combination of silicone & cyberskin according to some sources, or a combination of silicone and TPR (thermoplastic rubber) according to others. I’m a little confused about that. In any case, it is not a step-up from regular silicone. I would expect it to feel more realistic or something, if it’s partly made out of cyberskin, but it doesn’t. It actually feels tackier than regular silicone, and has a very unsexy, rubbery smell. I can only smell it when I put it right up to my nose, but for a perfectionist like me that’s still pretty aggravating. Because it has silicone components in it, you can’t use silicone lube with it. Cleaning/sterilizing it is also more of an issue because of the vibrating parts, so you’d only be able to use bleach solution, not boiling or dishwashing.

Right. Now, with all that said, I have to confess that I was being a bad toy owner and wasn’t storing my toys properly for a while. I was traveling from San Francisco to Hong Kong, and put all of my toys in a cloth bag in my luggage. After I got home, I dumped the bag in my closet and left it it there for about a week or so. After I took them all out to sterilize them, I realized that there were some damages on the surface of the Hot Pink – there were several spots where it looked like someone had dragged their finger across the it and “smudged” it. (Tried to take a picture but the spots don’t show up on my crappy camera.) I can only conclude that that happened because I was storing all my silicone toys together when they’re not supposed to be touching each other – whoops. All my other pure-silicone toys, however, were fine, so the Cybersilicone must actually be of worse quality than plain silicone.A8809-62

I was also changing the batteries once, and I must have damaged the dial or something because now there’s a slight rattling noise, and instead of going smoothly from low to high when you turn the dial, it does two “loops”, that is: low to high suddenly back to low to high, again. :| Moral of the story: take care of your sex toys… but still, a toy that can’t survive my owning it for two months without getting damaged in some way probably isn’t made of the best quality material.

In conclusion: a good & versatile vibrator for people who prefer more girth. It may have it’s flaws – but for only ~$25? Quite a deal.

3/5 stars :)