Monday, December 30, 2013

Leaf Vitality Vibrator - Dare I say the PERFECT Sextoy for Moms?

Mom's Notes
- Easy to clean, won't pick up lint
- Non-realistic
- Whisper quite
- Rechargeable (no stealing batteries out of the kid's toys)
- Perfect size for hiding in a drawer, also comes with a storage "sac" (although kids might think it's a bag for marbles)


First Impressions:
- Beautiful design (very organic looking, suppose to be "leafy", but I also see a 2-legged octopus or a duck's head)
- Cool storage sac - not the usual satin
- LOVE the colour (apparently my vagina still likes lime green)
- Feels VERY high-quality
- Not as thick as I anticipated


Personal Experience:  3/5 (4/5 if you are newer to toys than me)


Note:  If I were not a "seasoned" toy tester I would give it a 4/5.  Remember this next part is the personal opinion part (see the review below for my thoughts without personal bias).

I do enjoy a sex toy that that stimulates both internally and externally.

I don't know if it's just me, or perhaps it's all moms, but I seem to be a bit too ... stretched out ... for this toy.  I couldn't feel the internal bulb part as much as I had hoped, and the "stem" was to thin to provide enough "penetration stimulation", as well as not stiff enough for the clitoral vibrator to be kept against my clit without my having to hold it there.

The vibrations had a nice range from light to intense, but the buttons were too easily pressed by accident (I ended up turning it off a few times before I wanted to).

Ever since I had kids, my clitoris seems to have shifted a little higher (has that happened to anyone else?).   With this toy I needed to manipulate the external "leaf" to access my clit - nonetheless - this is an enjoyable toy, well made and one that has obtained a coveted "night-table" spot.


Review:
In my humble opinion, the size is perfect for someone wanting to explore dual sensation (internal and external at the same time).  It is light-weight and far from intimidating.  

This is the perfect toy for a mom.

Keeping with the company image, the Leaf Vitality comes in a (what looks like) recycled paper box.  Very low-key, not sex-toy looking at all.  Even the back of the box is unassuming (so easy to dispose of with little ones around the house).

How cute is the storage bag?  A canvas bag reminiscent of burlap with a drawstring!  (Mom's note:  kids may think it's a cool bag to store small toys or use as a play purse...)

Toy storage bag
Front
Back
As for the size - it fits in the palm of my hand, is a velvety soft 100% safe silicone and feels like a luxury toy, but without the $100+ price.

Buttons on the "bulb" part
It is rechargeable and provides vibrations from light and fluttery to powerful and intense.  It is very quite and 100% waterproof (yay mommy time in the bath!)

The larger side is for internal stimulation and the thinner side is for external, clitoral stimulation.  

In the photo on the left you can see the buttons for turning it on, off, increasing vibrations and decreasing vibrations.  They are easy to access while in use and easy to push (too easy?).


3 of these are plugs for sex toys!
The Vitality is rechargeable and comes with a plug that is slim (handy for power bars). 


One a side note: 
Rechargeable toys have their good and bad points.  Good:  environmentally friendly; able to be fully submersible in water; no need to buy more batteries or steal them from your kid's toys.  Bad: you have to find a spot to charge them where kids won't find them.  

I have become a bigger fan of rechargeable over the last year or so and recommend them over battery operated toys.  They are higher quality and more versatile.  

  
I recommend this product as a beginner's "rabbit" - for those that want dual stimulation but do not require thicker toys for internal enjoyment.


Good:
- Quiet yet powerful
- Multi-vibrations to choose from
- Easy to clean
- Won't pick up lint
- Non-realistic
- High quality/Luxurious
- Waterproof

Not so Good:
- 2 buttons to control speed and power are easy to push while in use
- Could be thicker (but that's just personal preference)

Bottom Line:
Type: Clitoral & Vaginal
Volume = 1/5 (like a bumble bee) up to 3/5
Cost = $$
Storage Size = box/drawer
Power = rechargeable
Waterproof = yes
Good for = Beginner+


This toy was given to MomsToyBoxxx.com for review by www.OhhhCanada.ca  All opinions are my own, I try to provide an honest, non-biased review of each toy. 


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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Lelo Ina 2: The Holy Grail of Rabbit Sex Toys

Mom's Notes
- Easy to clean, won't pick up lint
- Non-realistic
- Not as whisper quite as the Liv
- Rechargeable

First Impressions (same as Liv):
- Beautiful design
- LOVE the colour (apparently my vagina like lime green)
- Gorgeous packaging
- Feels VERY high-quality
Plus:
- Buttons look way easier to access
- Not as large as I anticipated



Personal Experience:  5/5 (6/5 if I could do that)

As the title of this post suggests - I LOVED THIS TOY!  I tried it for the first time while my husband was sleeping (because as a mom it's the ONLY time I really have to myself).  For me, the ultimate toy is one that hits my G-spot and clitoris at the same time and where I don't need to manuvour it too much (if at all).  Let me just say - my search is over.

Review:
The packaging is as streamlined and sophisticated as the toy's design.  The outside of the box is simple, and inside (as with all Lelo products) is a sleek black box with display-like quality.

Front
Back
Inside box

 As with all Lelo products the Ina 2 is beautifully designed.  This is not your daughter's sex toy!  If you haven't graduated to a "luxury" toy - Lelo is the way to go.  Lelo doesn't make realistic phallic/penis looking toys.  This design not only feels more feminine and (in my opinion) sexy - it's great for a house with young kids.  After all, isn't it much easier to make something up on the spot about a non-realistic sex toy then if you find your child holding a giant rubber penis.


The soft, velvety texture of the lime green (or orange if that's the colour you choose) area is easy to clean, and will not pick up lint - so feel free to shove this under you pillow if you need to).

Lelo's website states the following:  Boasting 100% stronger vibrations [then the original Ina] across eight different settings, its widened stem has been extended for even deeper G-Spot pleasure, while the flexible ‘finger’ on top delivers exquisite stimulation. Crafted from the smoothest body-safe silicone, INA™ 2 is also fully waterproof for use in the bath or shower, delivering wave after wave of pleasure any time you choose. 


The power choices range significantly both in strength and in options (g-spot with clit; clit on own; g-spot on own; alternating g-spot clit; and four more that I can't remember off the top of my head).  With two powerful motors - one in the protruding bit (for clit stimulation) and one in the shaft (for internal stimulation), the Ina 2 can produce throbbing, intense vibrations in all the right spots (I think I could feel them in my teeth at one point). Yes, the lower vibrations are whisper quite, however, the highest vibration setting is loud enough to (potentially) wake a light sleeper beside you (but not loud enough to hear through a door).  I have not yet tried the Ina 2 in the bath tub - but my whirlpool jets would mask the sound of the toy.

The four-button "interface" is SO MUCH easier to use then the one-button Liv.  Up and down buttons change the type of vibration and left or right change the intensity - or turn it on/off if held down.

Fully rechargeable.  I have been continuously impressed by Lelo's ability to hold a powerful charge for a long time.  I was surprised that the Ina 2 is fully waterproof (since the power cord cover is just a piece of flexible rubber), and admit that I had to visit the manufacturer's website to double check this fact.

The head of the shaft is larger than the head of the Liv - it may require a bit of lube to get it in.  It feels WONDERFUL once in and gives a nice "full" feeling without being uncomfortable - almost like it was designed for the female body (and duh, it was!) I think Lelo has perfected this shape beautifully.

Easy to clean with a bit of soap and water, it also comes with a silky, black storage bag, making this a subtle, easy-to-store sex toy.  This (along with my Liv) stays in the bottom of my bedside table for easy access.

I don't like to sound all "sales-person-ish" on my blog, BUT the price difference for the Ina 2 from the manufacture's website (recommended $159) with my favorite sex toy store Ohhh Canada! ($112.99) is worth mentioning -  For a luxury toy with a full 1-Year Warranty and a 10-Year Quality Guarantee - $112.99 a great price!

In my Liv review I stated: "Once you try a Lelo product you'll never go back to low-quality toys."   It's so true!  When I think back to my very first bullet vibrator, or hard plastic, straight, stick-like vibrating toy - I'm almost embarrassed.  But i suppose everyone has to start somewhere...

I recommend this product for EVERYONE who enjoys a rabbit toy (and who wants to try one) ! 


Good:
- Quiet
- Powerful
- 8 vibration modes (each able to change intensity)
- Easy to clean
- Gentle curves feels great
- Won't pick up lint
- Non-realistic
- High quality/Luxurious
- Waterproof

Not so Good:
(can't think of anything)

Bottom Line:
Type: Clitoral & Vaginal (Rabbit)
Volume = 1/5 (like a bumble bee) up to 4/5
Cost = $$$ (only $112.99 CAD at Ohhh Canada)
Storage Size = box/drawer
Power = rechargeable
Waterproof = yes
Good for = Beginner+



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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lelo Liv (Lovin' my Lelo Liv)

Mom Notes:
- Easy to clean
- Non-realistic
- Super-whisper quiet
- Rechargeable

First Impressions:
- Beautiful design
- LOVE the colour
- Gorgeous packaging
- Feels VERY high-quality

Personal Experience:  5/5

So this little guy had a lot to live up to - the owner of Ohhh Canada has told me this is the toy she buys all her girlfriends for gifts.  Now, when a OWNER of a sex toy company tells you this is her favorite toy, that kind of information stays with you!  Let me just say, it surpassed my expectations.

Review:
I wanted to give the Liv my full attention, so I spent more then a couple sessions with it prior to this review.

First of all the packaging is beautiful (inside and out) - minimalist and streamlined.  As with all of Lelo's products it's aesthetic design is matched by it's quality.

  


The Liv comes with a packet of lube, a plug for recharging, a satin-y bag for sexy storage and the box that can be re-purposed for other things.



Don't let the size fool you - it's vibration ranges from gentle flutters to powerful (POWERFUL) vibrations.  One great feature is that you can change the power of each vibration modes (5 types from constant to a "cha-cha" rhythm) giving you dozens of options.  The Liv's shape follows the curve of a woman's body nicely and contours just enough to reach the G-spot.

Use it internally or externally for direct clitoral stimulation.  The control pad is conveniently placed to switch modes while in use.


The rechargeable li-ion battery boasts 4 hours of play from only a 2-hour charge!  Although (as a mom) I appreciate batteries rather than a wall-plug, I have to admit that I LOVE this toy so much, I keep it and the plug tucked in my bedside drawer for quick access.

The phthalate-free silicone is soft and velvety to the touch, warms to the body and has NO smell to it what so ever. I love the green, but it also come in a hot pink (cerise).

It's WHISPER quiet - I use it with my partner sleeping next to me.  The  The Liv cleans easily with soap and water (although it is not waterproof, so take care not to get water in the charging outlet.

Once you try a Lelo product you'll never go back to low-quality toys.  This is the vibrator that should be in every woman's box (wink, wink).

I recommend this product for EVERYONE!  If I could buy every one of my girlfriends and female family members one sex toy - THIS would be it.


Good:
- SUPER Quiet
- 5 vibration modes (each able to change intensity)
- Easy to clean
- Gentle curve feels great
- Won't pick up lint
- Non-realistic
- High quality

Not so Good:
- Not waterproof

Bottom Line:
Type: Clitoral & Vaginal
Volume = 1/5 (like a bumble bee)
Cost = $$ (only $77.99 CAD at Ohhh Canada)
Storage Size = Purse
Power = rechargable
Waterproof = no
Good for = Beginner+


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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Booty Call Rocket Vibrating Butt Plug


Mom's Notes:
- Easy and quick to clean
- Multi-use (this one's originally for sore muscles)use as a vaginal vibrator too (just not after anal use)
- Relativity quiet 
- Fully waterproof

First Impressions:
- Owch! (that's bigger than I anticipated!)
- Not at all flexible... how will that feel?
- Nice size base
- Ooooo, feels high quality


Personal Experience:  3/5


Ok - so at first I thought it would be too big, after all, the only other butt plug I've tried is more slender  (see photo).  I found it very comfortable and easy to insert - with lube.  I used this toy in combination with the Flirty G (see my review of the Flirty G here).  

I found only a few of the 10 vibration settings to be strong enough to enjoy, but with 10 to choose from there's sure there is at least one for everyone. 

The different vibrations can be clicked through by pressing the button on the bottom (also the battery cap).  The base is firm and a good size.  One thing you want in an anal toy is a base - NEVER put a toy in your butt without a base, if it slips all the way in you'll be spending some time in the emergency room having it removed!  

I suggest finding a setting that you like and leaving it there for your enjoyment - it's a bit awkward to click though the settings while the toy is in use. 

This toy can be used for clitoral and vaginal stimulation.  However, make sure you never use it vaginally after it's been in your anus (it could give you a yeast infection from bacteria entering the vagina).  Using the toy vaginal to anal is fine.

The material has a soft, velvety feel that will not pick up lint (yay!).  It's super easy to clean, waterproof and completely body safe.  The toy is firm from top to bottom - a bit intimidating for newbies, but VERY comfortable.  

I recommend this toy for anyone who is curious about anal play and for those who have tried anal toys/sex before.  The base is safe, and the vibrations are quite enjoyable. 


Good:
- Quiet
- 10 vibration modes
- Waterproof
- Easy to clean
- Won't pick up lint
- No plug/cord to charge/use
- Non-realistic
- High quality
- Multi-use

Not so Good:
- ... can't think of anything not good... 

Bottom Line:
Type: Anal, Clitoral & Vaginal
Volume = 2/5 (cell phone+ buzz)
Cost = $
Storage Size = Purse
Power = 1 AA batteries
Waterproof = Yes
Good for = Beginner+



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Monday, January 21, 2013

Pop-up toys?


Note to my readers:  I'll be starting reviews again this week (January 21, 2013) - in the meantime please enjoy this fabulous opportunity to shop in Toronto with my favorite sextoy store!

Valentine’s Day is less than a month  and with love in the air, Canada’s favourite online sexy toy and lingerie shop, Ohhh Canada, wants to offer YOU their sexy prescription for all your romantic liaisons at an exclusive pop-up shop being hosted at the private, members-only,  The Spoke Club, 600 King Street West, 4th floor on Friday, February 8th, 2013.

Equal parts flirty Friday night party and private, upscale shopping experience, Rx for Romance will be the ultimate one-stop shop for ladies and gents looking to shop  Valentine gifts from presenting sponsor, Ohhh Canada and other Cupid approved fare including jewelry, fresh florals and spa packages.
Swinging by the pop-up to shop and socialize won’t cost you a dime, though an online RSVP is required to join the official guest list. Libations will also be flowing including Ohhh’s signature love potion which will be served all night at the pop-up’s cash bar.
Skip the circle and draw a heart around February 8th on your calendar then register for free guest list online at www.OhhhRx.eventbrite.com  now to attend Rx for Romance at The Spoke Club on Friday, February 8th from 7 PM – 12 PM.
If you can’t make the event, all is not lost, simply head to www.ohhhcanada.ca for discreet online shopping anytime.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

You’re Invited to Santa’s One Night Stand


This post was originally published on www.ShopSocial.com 
You’re Invited to Santa’s One Night Stand

A pop-up for the grown & sexy *wink*
A few months ago I was pretty certain I was not doing a holiday pop-up as I switch gears to focus on some other biz goals…but then so many of my favourite designers had such gorgeous collections for fall / holiday that I just had to bring them together for a pop-up mid-November hosted at The Spoke Club.Still on a high from that fabulous night, I then couldn't resist the opportunity when sassy biz owner, Katrina McKay approached me to host yet another pop-up for December with a bit of a saucy twist featuring her company, Ohhh Canada.

Here’s why:
There is nothing sexy about circling parking lots, waiting in long check-out lines and battling crowded malls. In fact, if you ask most people, it’s a downright mood killer…and, as much as I love fashion, it’s not always about giving clothing during the holidays. There are sizes to consider and you do have to know his or her personal style pretty well. Plus, some of the most fun gifts I’ve received have been the little things I don’t always buy for myself.
So I’m working with  Ohhh Canada to present Santa’s One Night Stand, a fun and flirty pop-up for the grown and sexy where we’ll promise to keep the libido high and the experience luxe.
Think of this as a Sex and the City meets Santa’s Workshop where you’ll be able to shop for:
  • Lingerie (like flirty lace undies)
  • Bath and body products (like pheromone based body butters)
  • Novelty stocking stuffers (like a compact mirror that discreetly hides condoms)
  • Luxury sex toys (like a 24 K vibe)
  • and more… (a few hand-selected brands will join us)
Ohhh Canada is also offering complimentary gift wrapping and personal shopping service for the evening, making this one night stand a real quickie…as far as gift shopping is concerned. So, grab your guy, your favourite shopping buddies, or roll solo to keep gifts a surprise and join us for a pop-up that promises to offer a little cheeky fun and a lot of really great gifts.
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Here are the details:
What: Holiday shopping for the grown & sexy
When: Monday, December 17th, 2012
Time: 7 PM – Midnight
Where: The Spoke Club, 600 King Street West, 4th floor
Who: Those who aren’t afraid to blush
Why: Because shopping should be FUN!
Cost: Admission is free but an RSVP is required.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hitachi Magic Wand (uncontrollable, multiple orgasms!)

Mom's Notes:
- Fast & effective
- Non-realistic (in fact - store it anywhere!)
- Easy and quick to clean
- Multi-use (this one's originally for sore muscles)
- Relativity quiet (comparable to a fan on high speed)

First Impressions:
- A cord... yuck - BUT, it's 73"... YAY!
- Heavier then I anticipated
- Quieter then I anticipated
- Great on the shoulder blades and neck!


Personal Experience: 5/5 BLEW MY MIND!
You've heard of it, you've thought to try it - but unless you do, you will have no idea how powerful this toy is!  I was SO glad I tried this when I was home alone, not 'cause it was loud, but because I was loud.  The orgasms came on so fast and so powerfully that I was screaming within 30 seconds - with it on low.  I was actually afraid to switch it to high.  I'm talking full, body-stiff, uncontrollable, multiple orgasms.

To ease the intensity I did what Katrina McKay of Ohhh Canada suggested - I put a Tenga Egg (inside out) around the head of the toy (perfect fit - like it was made for the wand).

Side note - a Tenga Egg is a super-soft, body-safe silicone male masturbator.  It worked, and made the high setting more bearable.
L-R: Tenga Egg, Tenga Egg inside out, Hitachi Wand head, inside out Tenga Egg on Hitachi Wand head

Personally the high setting was not enjoyable for me.  Holding the head slightly off center of the clitoris was a better experience then directly on the clit.

Side note - this is NOT an internal toy, however you can purchase attachments that can be used internally (I would LOVE to try the G-spot attachment!).

I found it quite difficult to relax into the waves of orgasm and felt spent in only 5 minutes!  Perhaps after practice I could learn to relax and extend play-time with this toy.

The weight and length were not an issue for me, the size of the head provides excellent coverage, and the size of the handle is a good length to hold on to (for dear life!)

Because it is not an internal toy and I did not require lubricant, the Hitachi Magic Wand is easy to clean (but not waterproof).  Use a mildly soapy cloth and rinse with another cloth - as a mom I have baby wipes in almost every room, these are also great for a quick clean.

I recommend the Hitachi Magic Wand for EVERYONE - it's one of those "must try before you die" toys.  I would also recommend it for a gift, since it's not marketed AS a sex toy, it could be a great "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" gift. 



The Good:
- Non-realistic
- POWERFUL
- Effective
- Multi-use (as in not just for orgasmic pleasure)
- Affordable (at Ohhh Canada: $48.99 CAD - this is by far the best price I've seen on the market)

Not So Good:
- MAY cause loud screaming - first-time use when no one is home
- Not waterproof
- Bulky if you want to hide it from people

Bottom Line:
Type: Clitoral vibrator (and body massager)
Volume = 3/5 (similar to a fan on high, or a bathroom fan)
Cost = $ (under $50 at Ohhh Canada)
Storage Size = Drawer
Power = Regular outlet plug-in
Waterproof = No
Good for = Beginner+ (because it's not hard to use)



Disclaimer:
This product was provided to me by Ohhh Canada, an online store that only ships within Canada. The box was plain and had no markings to indicate it was from a sex store.  Ohhh Canada's website can be found here:  www.ohhhcanada.ca (I love their logo, so cute!).  The site is great for moms, it's female friendly (no raunchy porn pics here), and the store was founded and is run by women (YAY!). 


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