Laid D.1 Review

I was fascinated when Babeland provided the Laid D.1 for evaluation because I had never heard of the “Laid” business before. It is a fairly fresh Norway-based company1 and it looked promising in its sleek designs. I must confess, I’ve been drawn in mostly because it’s based in Europe, and I really like the two European sex toy businesses I know about2.

The D.1 is a medium-sized silicone dildo which is sold as a G-spotter; its resistance piece is its asymmetrical head which offers a rounded surface as well as a pointed surface to boost your G-spot. You can allegedly switch with a soft twist between them. It’s also bright blue! Seriously, there is a need for more companies to move away from purple and pink and integrate bright candy colors into their product lines.

Unfortunately, in reality, its revolutionary structure does not work so well. Using it was pretty unintuitive for me, and finding my G-spot with it took me a while, even though I managed after a while. There wasn’t much difference between the two surfaces I could feel; except I could tell when the pointy side wasn’t on my G-spot because I could feel it scratching my vaginal walls. I also attempted the “handle” end, but to find it pleasurable was too pointy for me. Since the surface is so soft, it also makes things very rapidly slippery if I get lube on the handle or on my side, which makes it hard to maneuver the dildo.

I’ve discovered designs that really work for me during my long toy review stint; and maybe I’m just being inflexible, but now that I understand what works, I’m reluctant to deviate a lot from it. For G-spotting, I like the Lelo Gigi or Lelo Ella’s wide, flattened head and the Pure Wand or Ophoria No. 3’s large, ball-like head. At first, the blunt-head style took some maneuvering, but felt incredible once I got the hold of it, and almost immediately the ball-head style smoothed in on my G-spot. Both styles were more efficient than the D.1. And I prefer toys that are heavily textured (e.g. the Tantus Echo) when I don’t use a dildo to boost my G-spot while the D.1 is completely smooth.

However? I’m extremely fascinated by the Laid D.1 Stone made of–get this–Black Norwegian Moonstone, or Blue Pearl Larvikite. It is absolutely beautiful. Damn, instead I should have attempted to look at this one. Okay, it’s precisely the same shape as the one in silicone, but perhaps the fabric would somehow enhance on it?

Anyway, you can wash it with 10 percent bleach solution to sterilize the Laid D.1, put it in the top shelf of the dishwasher without soap, or boil it for at least 5 minutes. There is also no compatibility of silicone toys with silicone lubes.

I think I understand what I like, and that’s not Laid D.1. But it’s a well-made dildo, and maybe it’s better than mine to fit your requirements.

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

Bswish bcurious Review

I’ve only ever reviewed two clitoral vibrators throughout my career reviewing sex toy–both Lelo toys. This is somewhat surprising given that I more often than anything else get off the clitoral stimulation. I guess my dildo obsession just overpowers my clitoral stimulus love. Anyway, my interest was piqued when I saw that the bswish bcurious was being provided for evaluation. It was a great opportunity to try out a fresh company’s clitoral atmosphere.

I was attracted to the design of the bcurious–the color scheme and curved shape of black and purple–and that it can be recharged. In addition to the Lelo toys and the click-n-charge line from Fun Factory (which is comparatively new), I’m hard pressed to name other rechargeable clitoral vibes, and I certainly prefer recharging to batteries.

My bcurious emotions are timid. It’s a great toy in many respects, but there are a few things about it that bug me and stop me from providing it a stellar rating. First, the beneficial: not only does its shape look snazzy, it feels totally intuitive in my hand. It fits in my palm, with my index finger curling over the top and my thumb resting on the buttons. From the image it is not obvious, but a dip runs along the back of the toy in which my finger rests very comfortably. What’s more, can we get a pinpoint stimulation cheer? This is the only clit toy I presently own, pinpoint as well as ergonomic. Round and blunt are the Lelo Siri and Layaspot. The Lelo Mia is pointed, but shaped like a rod. The Lelo Lily is just a bit too tiny in my hand to fit well. I can see that I often reach the bcurious because of his form alone.

The bcurious is produced of black matte plastic with pink accents of silicone. The toy side of the charging port is closed with a tab-like thing comparable to what you find on cell phones and digital cameras. The toy is marketed as waterproof and the seal and lack of perceptible gaps in the toy, while I haven’t tried it underwater, make me feel pretty comfortable.

There are seven distinct choices for the vibrations: low, medium, high, escalation, pulse, quick pulse, and short-short-long pulse. The low is good for warm-up, but before long I generally move to medium. And here’s the first problem: I don’t seem to have enough of 3 vibration rates. Usually I can do it alone with the low and medium environments, but sometimes the low is just a bit too small and the medium is just a bit too big. It would be ideal if there were a midpoint between the two. I usually don’t use them much about the patterns, but I like the pulse settings right. The bcurious, noise-wise, emit a buzzing noise that you might hear through a space, but not through a wall.

The controls consist of two buttons at the base of the toy: one button turns on the toy and the other, through the distinct environments, begins the vibrations and cycles. The buttons are in the right location for my thumb and in a very satisfactory press-button manner they depress. There’s no way to “lock” the controls, but I wouldn’t worry about traveling with this toy because to switch it on you need to press both buttons. In fact, I placed the bcurious on a number of flights and long bus rides with no issues in my checked luggage. My second problem with the toy, though, is about the controls: you can click the button to move to the next environment, but you have to cycle through them all to get to the one before. Or you can switch off the toy, then start again at the start. I find this irritating because sometimes, and can’t, I want to go from the medium to the low environment.

The bcurious comes with a handbook, a pouch for storage and a cord for loading. The pouch is produced of what feels like the same material made of sweatpants, has a drawstring top, and a small tab on the side with the company’s name, but it’s hardly noticeable. It is possible to plug the charging cord into a USB socket!) (or an adapter and then a periodic outlet. Charge it to get 2 hours of play for 2 hours. When the toy is charging, the control buttons in the base blink blue and shine continually once finished.

So you’re going there. I can’t call this toy a favorite, but I really like it and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone else for a time.