When a new toy enters the market, I’m often a bit leery. I mean, how many different designs can people come up with that will actually work? But I’m also a curious cat, so when I see something totally different than any toy I’ve used before, I really want to try it out. The Snail, by Freedom Novelties, caught my attention immediately. I’ve never seen another toy out there anything like it and I had to try one. I’ll admit, partly because I wasn’t even sure exactly HOW you would use it!

What is a Snail?

Well, it looks exactly as you would expect based on the name (but not slimy, I promise). It’s shaped like, well, a snail. At first, I wasn’t 100 percent sure how to work this thing, but it comes with an instruction manual, and Betty’s Toy Box, who provided this item in exchange for an honest review, also has instructions and video on their site.I may have spent more than a few minutes trying to figure out how I was going to get this thing inside my body. But once I stopped being stubborn and actually read the instructions, it was a simple thing. For reference, the left side (shown in the photo) is what you insert. If that was blatantly obvious to you, please keep that to yourself. 🙂
One of the coolest features of the Snail is the ball that rests against your clitoris STAYS where you want it. This toy has been compared to a rabbit vibrator, in the way that it gives you internal and external stimulation simultaneously, but I can tell you from years of experience, rabbit vibes don’t always stay where you put them. The clitoral stimulation from a rabbit is very targeted, and the ‘ears’ tend to slip off or just flat out move when you’re using the vibrator to thrust. Personally, I find the ears to be a little too targeting, so when I saw the design of the Snail, I was excited to see if the larger surface area of the ball would give a different kind of sensation.


Trust me, it does.


The Snail has two motors, one in each ball. They operate independent of one another, so if you like more vibration internally (or externally) you can set each motor to a different speed and pattern. Both motors have 5 speeds and 5 vibration patterns, which give over 600 combinations for you to choose from. I’m a simple gal and I doubt I’ll ever go through all those combinations, but they’re nice to have. Controlling the Snail is simple. The buttons are on the lower ball, which also doubles as a hand hold, and are raised enough to be easy to find while you’re using the toy.
So, what are the vibrations like? One of my go-to toys for clitoral stimulation is my Magic Wand. It’s rumbly vibrations just can’t be beat, for me, so I was pleasantly surprised to find the Snail boasts similar power. Couple that with the insertion capability of a good dildo, and you just can’t go wrong.


What I love is that it’s all one toy. I’m not the most coordinated person on the planet. Sure, I have two hands, but trying to please myself with a dildo for insertion and a wand for clitoral stimulation does nothing but frustrate me. And now, I don’t have to worry about it. The Snail provides both in one!


After charging for the recommended 2 hours, I decided it was time to give this toy a try. It’s made from silicone, so water based lube is your best bet. I took a few minutes to play with the settings and make sure I knew where the buttons were, then sat back to enjoy the ride.


Then my mother in law called to let me know she was on her way to bring dinner. Nothing like coitus interuptus! I guess I should be thankful she called, otherwise, she would have really interrupted my fun when she knocked on the door.


Two hours later, I was finally alone again and ready to get started. The mood had dissipated somewhat, mothers in law tend to do that, so I turned on some relaxing music, lit a candle, and got ready, again.
Let me say, it was worth the wait. In all my years of using sexual wellness items, I’ve never used a toy that performed so well. Even with vigorous thrusting, the ball for clitoral stimulation never stopped providing vibration nor did it slip and slide away from its targeted spot. Since it’s pretty wide, it covered every place I could imagine wanting vibration with ease.


For those with a very sensitive clit, be aware, even the lowest setting on this portion of the vibrator is fairly strong. I would say it’s similar to the low setting on a Magic Wand. I found that starting off with the lowest setting on that ball and moving up to the third worked well for me.


Specs of The Snail

  • Made of body safe silicone
  • 2 hours charging, 1 hour play
  • USB rechargeable (pin connector)
  • 5 vibration modes, 5 speeds
  • 100 percent waterproof
  • Comes in pink or purple
  • Awesome storage case included (It looks identical to my storage case for the Nintendo Switch!)
  • Insertable length: 6 inches Width: 1 1/3 inches

Pros and Cons of The Snail

Nothing is perfect, but this toy comes pretty close. I love the dual stimulation for blended orgasms, and have definitely squirted a few times while using it. Although the clitoral stimulation ball moves, unfurling as you thrust the toy, there isn’t any ‘give’ to the rest of the toy. The insertable portion is rigid. This isn’t a con for me, but I can see where it may be uncomfortable for some bodies. Cleaning the toy is a bit of a trick, you need to be sure you’re getting into the curves and bends of the toy and ultimately, rinse all your cleaner away as well. I highly recommend drying this toy when you’ve finished cleaning it, instead of leaving it to dry. There are some nooks and crannies I would be fearful wouldn’t dry completely on their own.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, this has quickly become my favorite toy. I love that I can get myself off quickly with it if I choose, or take the time to really romance myself. It works beautifully for me in both regards and has earned its place in my nightstand. That’s a big thing for me, considering lack of space.

If you would like to get your own Snail, you can head over to Betty’s Toy Box now and use my code, DEMI to get 10 percent off your entire order. This article contains affiliate links, so not only will you get a fantastic item, you’ll also be supporting my work.

Right now, Betty’s is sponsoring a giveaway for The Snail! Be sure to enter to win and maybe shop for yourself while you’re there. The contest runs from 10/11/2021–10/17/2021 at 11:59 PM EST. Check the website for rules and instructions.

For all your beginner soft bondage needs, the Naughty Gift Box has you covered.

Photo by Ella Paradis

Soft bondage refers to a form of BDSM where hard impact or other extreme play isn’t part of your game. Even those in traditionally vanilla relationships engage in soft bondage such as light spanking, using handcuffs or ties, and more. If you’ve been thinking of dipping your toes into bondage and aren’t sure where to start when it comes to items, the naughty gift box from Better Love is a great place to begin.

What’s in the Naughty Gift Box?

The naughty gift box itself is really nice and sturdy, and would be perfect to store your items in when you’re finished playing. But boxes aren’t why you’re here. Each box is carefully curated by the folks at Better Love, so depending on availability, you may get different items. My box came with the following:

  • Mini faux leather flogger
  • Massage candle
  • Cock ring
  • Fun Factory booty plug, small
  • Black out blindfold
  • Thin restraint cuffs
  • Feather tickler
  • Bondage rope (very small amount)
  • Instruction guide and BDSM checklist

Pros and Cons

My personal favorite item featured in the naughty gift box is the massage candle. It smells amazing and feels even better. So far, we’ve used it at least 4-5 times and still have some left. You can drip it directly onto the skin for sensory play or pour it into your hands to give a massage. It gets to the perfect temperature, not too hot at all for direct drips.

The cock ring is just a standard ring, nothing fancy, made of silicone. My husband is of a bit over average girth and it fits him with ease as it does have some stretch to it.

I was mildly disappointed in the flogger. It appears to be cheaply made and you really can’t get a good swat with it. It does work well for teasing, such as dragging the ends across different parts of your partner’s body for sensory play, but honestly, that’s about all it’s good for.

The feather tickler is exactly what you think it is and does its job. It isn’t anything special but it hasn’t fallen apart with use so that’s impressive in and of itself.

I’m a big fan of butt plugs, as is my husband, and the Fun Factory small booty plug is perfect for anyone just getting started with anal play. Be aware, it is quite small, so if you’re more advanced in your booty play, it probably isn’t going to do much for you.

Being tied up can be a lot of fun, especially if you couple it with being blindfolded. The included blindfold is essentially a sleep mask, so it should fit most anyone and do what you need it to. The leather cuffs are quite thin and really wouldn’t hold someone determined to be free, but they work just perfectly to ‘secure’ your submissive partner during play, when the illusion of bondage is important. They’re comfortable and they look really pretty.

Honestly, the bondage rope included is rather useless unless all you want to do is secure your partner’s hands. There isn’t much of it and it isn’t sturdy at all. Again, it’s all about the illusion and if you’re not engaging in a heavy rope scene, it would do the job just fine.

Another favorite part of mine is the BDSM checklist. There are two parts, one for each of you, and it’s a simple check box design with the ability to fill in the blank for items not listed. What I like about it is the fact that it causes you and your partner to have a conversation about what you are and are not willing to try or are interested in researching further. Anything that promotes communication is excellent in my book.

Who should purchase this?

Anyone who is new to bondage or BDSM and would like a little bit of everything to get them started. Most of BDSM is in your mind, so you don’t absolutely need items to get started, but if you want the tools, this naughty gift box is a good place to start. Advanced practitioners will honestly find this set to be lacking, so I wouldn’t recommend for anyone who is established. The naughty box is a fun way to gift your partner and give you ideas for things to do on date night or a special event.

Ella Paradis and Better Love provided this box to me in exchange for an honest review. The links contained herein are affiliate links, so not only will you get a quality item, you’ll also be supporting my work.

He isn’t worth it, but this hand-held vibrating massager definitely is.

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This post contains affiliate links, so not only will you get a great product, you’ll also be supporting my work. This is not a sponsored post, Ella Paradis provided the review copy of this item in exchange for an honest review.

The Better Love Collection by Ella Paradis features a multitude of toys sure to meet your needs. When they recently reached out and asked if I would mind reviewing some of their toys, one of the first items that caught my attention was the “Don’t Text Your Ex” vibrating massager. It’s essentially a bullet vibrator, but cute and heart shaped instead of the traditional “bullet” design. I haven’t owned a bullet in years and wanted something I could hold in the palm of my hand for those moments when your fingers just aren’t doing it, but you don’t want to break out a vibrator.

This vibrating massager is made from body safe silicone, has an easy one button design, and is splash proof. I wouldn’t recommend submerging in water for extended periods of time, but it is fine to use in the shower. The run time on a full charge is about an hour.

How Well Does This Vibrating Massager Work?

After charging and washing, I decided there was no time like the present to check this new toy out. To turn it on, long press the power button and the light will come on. Short press the button to cycle through all the vibration patterns and intensity. There are 10 in all, ranging from pretty mild and buzzy to an intense buzz. It starts off on the lowest setting, then cycles through two other single vibration modes, followed by patterns.

I am not fond of patterned vibrations when it comes to massaging my clitoris. It’s distracting to me and just frustrates me more than turning me on. I figured out quickly I like the second single vibration mode, which I guess you could call the middle ground. The lowest vibration setting is more irritating to me than anything. It’s just not strong enough to get things going, but would be excellent for someone who has a more sensitive clit than I do.

The end of this vibrating massager is ABS plastic, so I don’t recommend using the tip for play. I keep that part in my hand and use the heart end for pleasure.

Pros and Cons

As much as I enjoy this toy and get almost daily use from it, I’ve found the power button is awkward. Because of the way you hold the toy, when you’re really getting into the vibrations, you can accidentally shut the toy off. It’s caused me to lose an orgasm more than once. I’ve tried holding the toy with the power button facing my palm, which helps a bit, but shut off still happens sometimes. Facing the power button out is almost a guarantee you’ll shut the power off, so inward it is!

Other than the power button issue, I can’t find anything wrong with this powerful little toy. Like I said, I use it almost daily, so that says something. It’s small enough to carry in your purse if you want and doesn’t take too long to charge. Since I use it so often, I’ve gotten in the habit of putting it on the charger every three days or so. Worse than accidentally pressing the power button would be to have it die in the middle of masturbating!

If you’ve been searching for a powerful vibrating massager, you can get yours from Ella Paradis today. It’s currently on sale for $46.99.

If you’re looking for flavored lubricant that doesn’t taste like lube, Wicked Lube has you covered. With a ton of flavors and a non-sticky feel, this sex toy safe lube is the way to go. I’ve been a fan of lubricant for years, but I’ve never found a flavored lube that didn’t just taste awful. Don’t get me wrong, I love giving oral, but who wouldn’t want it to taste like their favorite fruit or sweet in the process?

Giving good oral isn’t all about the taste. While adding something sweet to the mix that’s body safe is great, when you’re giving oral to someone with a penis especially, the wetter the better. Our bodies aren’t always on the same page as we are, and producing a decent amount of saliva can be difficult at times. Whether it’s due to dehydration (drink your water!), medication, or you’re just having an off day, adding a slick and non-sticky flavored lubricant to the mix can up your head game to new levels.

Wicked Lube offers a ton of flavor options sure to satisfy anyone. Betty’s Toy Box was kind enough to send me Mango and Pink Lemonade to try, but they also have Aqua (unflavored, Sweet Peach, Cinnamon Bun, Candy Apple. Peppermint Cocoa, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Watermelon, Strawberry, Cherry, Blueberry Muffin, Pomegranate, and Mocha Java. There’s sure to be a flavor that appeals to anyone.

Is Wicked Lube Safe?

Wicked Lube is a water based lubricant, so it’s latex condom and sex toy safe. It’s paraben free and vegan, so you can be sure it’s safe for your body. However, as with any lubricant, if you notice any discomfort or irritation, please discontinue use immediately. Because it’s water based, clean up is a cinch, simply rinse away with water. It doesn’t leave a residue or sticky mess.

Our Experience with Wicked Lube Water Based Flavored Lubricant

Most of our sex toys are silicone, so I was happy to note this is a water based lubricant. Other forms of lube have their uses, but if I know we will be breaking out the toys at some point during play, I try to stick to water based lube just in case. Since the reason I wanted a flavored lube was to use during oral. that’s where we started.

You don’t need a lot, and the bottle makes it easy to use. The pump top distributes the perfect amount for oral with just a couple of pumps. I started with the Mango flavor and wasn’t disappointed. No, it doesn’t taste exactly like a mango, but it is close enough. It made oral a lot more fun, because I wasn’t focused on producing enough saliva, just having fun. Damian rinsed off and I started again with the Pink Lemonade. This one is pretty close to the flavor it touts, and I think between the two, it’s our favorite.

I love that you can segue right into toy play without having to clean up or switch out lubes. Damian squirted a couple of pumps onto my vulva and tried the flavor for himself. He prefers the pink lemonade as well. Using the Wicked Lube to help with insertion of a vibrator, he continued oral without having to stop for any changes or clean-up.

Would you like to try Wicked Lube?

You can get yours today in whichever flavor sounds good to you by visiting Betty’s Toy Box. Be sure to use my discount code, DEMI so you can get 10 percent off your entire order. This post contains affiliate links, so not only will you get fantastic products, you’ll also be supporting my writing.

When you’re a sex toy tester, one of the ways you feel you’ve ‘made it’ is when you’re finally contacted by a high-end sex toy company and asked to test one of their toys. Maybe that’s just me! One of the happiest emails I ever received was from Lelo, asking if I would be willing to test one of their items and review it. Of course, I said yes! I’ve always wanted to own one of their toys, but haven’t been able to justify purchasing one myself due to budget constraints. Sometimes it sucks being a responsible adult!

I chose the Tiani 3, Lelo’s couples vibrator. My husband and I are always on the look out for toys we can use together. Don’t get me wrong, we both love our solo playtime, but having multi-use toys is never a bad thing. And don’t worry, the Tiani 3 can be used alone, no penis necessary.

What is the Tiani 3?

Billed as a couple’s vibrator, the Tiani 3 is a U shaped vibrating toy, designed to be used during intercourse, but it works just fine on its own. It is primarily a clitoral vibrator, with two distinct ends. The smaller end is inserted into the vagina and does not independently vibrate. Don’t worry, the vibrations from the other end definitely travel through. As this device is designed for use during intercourse, this is the end that will stimulate both partners.

Speaking of the other end, it goes over the labia and clitoris, to provide waves of pleasure by way of an intense vibrating action. And that’s not just lip service (pun intended), this tiny toy packs a big punch. And, it’s completely waterproof.

How Does it Work?

Since the toy is inside of you while in use, it may seem like you’re stuck with whatever setting you chose upon insertion. However, Lelo kindly provides you with a wireless remote (that resembles a small hockey puck) you can use to control your toy. There are three different modes of vibration available, and they’re pretty amazing.

Two of the modes are powered by Lelo’s SenseMotion technology (if you have an iPhone, you’ve encountered this tech before, it’s what runs the gyroscope used to register your steps), with the third option being a more traditional style of control.

SenseMotion Mode 1 makes the remote, as well as the massager, vibrate. You control the intensity of the vibrations by tilting the remote in either direction. The closer you move toward a 90 degree angle, the more intense the vibrations become.

SenseMotion Mode 2 also features the remote and massager vibrating, the difference being, the faster the remote is moved, the stronger the vibrations. The more excited you get with your movements, the more pleasure you’ll get!

The final mode is similar to how a remote typically functions. You can choose the intensity of the vibration by using the plus and minus buttons. The remote does not vibrate in this mode, and how you tilt or move the remote has zero bearing on the intensity or function.

I wasn’t sure why the remote vibrated in the two SenseMotion modes, but the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. If two females played with this toy, one could enjoy the Tiani 3 itself, while the other controlled the vibrations (and place the remote on their own body to feel what’s going on). It also gives sensory feedback to whomever is controlling the remote, allowing them to feel how hard the Tiani 3 is moving inside their partner’s body, giving you more control over the sensations.

My Personal Experience

Lelo prides itself on being a luxury sex toy retailer, with a fairly high price point. But are their toys really worth it? Do they really know how to provide pleasure to their customers?

That’s a resounding, yes.

Using the Tiani 3 is a learning experience. Using it for the first time, I had to bend and move it a few times before finding the right fit. What I like the most is the ability to do so, as other toys I’ve owned don’t always accommodate for different body types. Once I was able to bend and shape the device to my body, it stayed in place pretty well. There are positions it’s not a fan of. Gravity is a thing, and doggy style isn’t a recommended position for a reason.

We found that missionary or cowgirl work the best. The vibrations are consistent, starting out at what I would consider middle of the road and increasing to high. If you have a very sensitive clitoris, this toy may be too intense for you, as the contact is direct.

SenseMotion Mode 1 provides infinite combinations of pleasure and is a lot of fun to experience. I’ve had my husband, Damian, tilt the device in every conceivable direction (while I watch his movements) and enjoy the waves of pleasure that ensue.

SenseMotion Mode 2 is the easiest to use, in my opinion. Damian holds the remote in his hand, while doing what he normally does when we have intercourse. His movements change, depending on how he’s thrusting or moving, and so does the level of vibration.

Manual mode, for us, isn’t used often. I’ve read other reviews that say couples tend to use this more often when having penetrative sex, but I found it distracting to feel for the plus and minus buttons when I wanted to change the vibration (and Damian did as well), so we stick with the other two modes more often than not.

This is a couple’s vibrator, so if you’re looking for something with more intense vibration for yourself, this isn’t the toy for you. Although at the highest setting, it definitely delivers a punch, if you’re more about a direct feel on your clitoris, this may not do what you need. What I love is the fact that Damian feels the vibrations with me, which definitely makes this toy the perfect item for a male/female couple.

Where Can I Get the Tiani 3?

Lelo has the best price available online and keep this item in stock, so you don’t have to worry about availability. Now, until the end of June, you can use my code, DELUNE to receive 10 percent off any item on Lelo’s site (not valid on already discounted items).

The Bottom Line

While this toy is marketed as a couple’s vibrator, I love that you can still use it alone if you choose. With that said, having a couple’s specific toy to add to our toy box is something we’ve wanted to do for some time, and the Tiani 3 is the perfect addition. This is our first high quality toy to use together, and we couldn’t be happier. Lelo stands behind their products, provides quality customer service, and is a leader in the sex toy industry for a reason.

This article contains affiliate links. Not only will you receive a high quality item, you’ll also help support my work. Thanks to Lelo for providing such an amazing toy.

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There’s a new class of tech-savvy sex toys that are unlike anything else your orgasm has ever seen. Unlike traditional vibes which use…well, vibration, a new batch of sonic vibrators creates airwaves around your clitoris to suck it upward, stimulating more of your clit than you probably thought possible. I’d tried vibrators like this before and let me tell you, damn. But the sonic vibrator from Lelo, the company responsible for some of the most high-end sex toys on the market, has totally revolutionized the orgasm.

The Lelo Sona, a sleek “sonic massager ” with different vibration modes and intensity settings, and a head that looks like a little mouth, is a true game-changer. Unlike other vibes, you don’t need to move the Sona at all—place the mouth over your clitoris and it does all the work for you. The result? A deliciously good orgasm without having to lift a finger. If more pressure is your thing, Lelo also makes the Sona Cruise. What’s the difference? When you press against the Cruise, it intuits you need more power and ups the game even further.

What’s The Lelo Sona Like?

Other sonic sex toys I’ve tried before vibrate very softly because their main function is suction—it feels like they’re reaching deep within your core, pulling an orgasm out of you. The Lelo Sona feels more like a vibrator, with extremely powerful vibrations on the surface of the clitoris. It’s remniscent of standing in front of large speakers and feeling the vibrations throughout your body.

Still, the sonic vibration action was good. It created a prolonged climax after a sensual buildup, the kind of luxuriously drawn-out orgasm that still has you feeling tingly minutes later. While its competitors aim to get women off quickly—and do a damn good job at it—the Lelo Sona aims for more sustained pleasure. And it succeeds too: My orgasms from this one take more like four or five minutes, rather than two or three, but they follow a very distinctive arc. Around a minute or two before climax, my vagina starts having singular contractions spaced a few seconds apart, each of which feels like its own mini orgasm. I’d describe the process as more of a hill than a mountain with a sharp peak.

Unlike the Womanizer and Satisfyer, this one isn’t great for attempting multiple orgasms. The vibrations are so powerful it would probably leave your clit in a coma. If you’re like me, and typically prefer your vibrator at it’s highest setting, you may find you’re not okay with that with this toy.

The second generation of these toys are a lot softer than their original counterparts. The mouth was re-shaped for comfort as well, so bonus for sure.

I wouldn’t be surprised if even more toys following this suction model come out over the next few years. So far, although they have the same basic premise, none of the different models I’ve tried has felt too similar. The Satisfyer and Womanizer are pretty alike, but the Lelo Sona and the Cruise provide a different kind of pleasure that’s not really better or worse, merely suited to different needs.

What’s the Big Difference Between the Two?

Price plays a factor, as the Cruise is around $30 USD more than the Sona. What do you get for the difference in price? Power. The Cruise doesn’t ramp down the motor when you press against your body, so if this is something you’re prone to doing, the Cruise will be the better option. If not, then the Sona is just fine.

The Sona Cruise is also a lot louder than the Sona. There’s no hiding what you’re doing when playing with either toy, as neither of them are remotely quiet, but the Cruise is exceptionally loud.

The Bottom Line

Whether you choose the Sona or the Sona Cruise, you’re getting an awesome sonic vibrator to add to your collection. The feeling is much different than traditional suction based clitoral stimulators, so it’s worth the investment.

This article contains affiliate links. So, not only will you get a quality product, you’ll also be supporting my work.

Starlet 2 is a clitoral stimulator that can offer unique and orgasmic experiences through contactless air suction. As an upgraded version from the original Starlet, this model embraced some big improvements including adding waterproof function, enhanced button-control and more.

Starlet 2 is an intro-level suction toy in the Womanizer family. It is very light, simple and straightforward. So, if you are looking for more sophisticated functions, I recommend trying Womanizer Duo or Womanizer Classic instead. But for the price, you can’t beat what the Starlet 2 has to offer.

Briefly speaking, Starlet 2 is an ideal toy for those of you who want a simple yet high-quality, affordable yet effective clitoral stimulator. Also, the Starlet 2 is a beginner-friendly model to try out.

Key Features

1. Lively Color Options

The Womanizer Starlet 2 comes in three bold colors: Sapphire Blue, Coral, and Cherry Red. All three colors are quite lively and adorable. Being honest, I’m thrilled there are options beyond the typical pink and purple.

2. Safe Material

The body of the Starlet 2 is made of ABS plastic, which offers a smooth sensation for your hand to hold. The suction head is made of hypoallergenic medical-grade silicone, which enables a soft and gentle wrap for your clitoris.

3. Light-Weight

Starlet 2 is a rather light toy. It only weighs 70 g (0.15 lb), which is even a bit lighter than the Womanizer Liberty (90g/0.2lb) – a travel-friendly model. Therefore, the Starlet 2 became my new travel pal to go out with.

4. Small in Size

As a palm-size toy that measures 104mm x 55mm x 48mm (4″ x 2.2″ x 1.9″), you can easily fit Starlet 2 in your makeup bag. The only thing you need to pay attention to is that there’s no travel lock equipped for this toy, so be careful not to accidentally turn it on.

5. 100% Waterproof

This is one of the big improvements Starlet 2 embraces compared to the original model. Now it is completely waterproof!

Despite the size of the toy, the motor of this toy is rather strong, which leads to divine and intense air suction to your clitoris. Worry that the sensation is too strong? This does happen, but don’t worry about that! If you prefer it a little less intense, there are 4 levels of intensities to choose from.

6. Quick charge & Quick use

This is a super handy toy when it comes to rechargeability. A full charging process only takes about 30 minutes then you will be able to play with the toy for 30 minutes.

7. Noise

Starlet 2 is a rather quiet clit stimulator. Even on the highest speed, it doesn’t exceed 55 dB, which is the noise level of a quiet living room. And the toy is even quieter when applied to the clit.

How to Use Womanizer Starlet 2

Starlet 2 is very intuitive and straightforward to use. I am sure you would figure out how to use this toy within seconds. Using a bit of lube on the silicone tip of the Starlet and some on your clit helps the toy ‘wave’ more smoothly. Then just start the toy! There are two buttons, a plus and minus. To activate, press the plus button for 2 seconds. Then apply to your clit and enjoy the waves of pleasure. In order to switch off the toy, press the minus button for 2 seconds. It does auto shut off after 10 minutes.

Charging the Toy

The Womanizer Starlet 2 comes with a magnetic charging cable. The magnetic charging system allows the toy to be completely waterproof. Starlet 2 promotes a quick charge and quick play concept. It only takes around 30 minutes to fully charge your device and the playtime is about 30 minutes as well. Once fully charged, Starlet 2 has a steady LED light.

My Experience

I have to say, the Womanizer Starlet 2 is outstanding on the design and sensation, but there are a few things that are concerning with this model. Here are my experiences and my opinions.

The charging process was quite smooth and quick. I really like this point. But you only get 30 minutes of play after each charge. This isn’t too much of a problem for me as I barely need minutes to “finish” with this toy, but some of you may want to take it into consideration.

There are no pattern options with Starlet 2. This doesn’t bother me much because I prefer continuous stimulation anyway. However, one thing you do need to take into consideration is that Starlet 2, unlike other Womanizer toys, doesn’t come with an optional larger head.

This is unfriendly to women who have a relatively larger clit because the current size may not wrap your clit well, or at least it may not wrap your clit in a comfortable way. The Womanizer store does sell heads for an extra cost.

There were some occasions where I did not use lube with this toy and it worked perfectly fine. So if you don’t have lube on hand, it’s not a big deal. But if you do want to use lube, make sure to only use water-based lube so that the silicone head won’t be damaged.

The Bottom Line

The price of the Womanizer Starlet 2 puts it in a great category of toys. It’s relatively inexpensive so trying it out won’t break the bank. Though it’s not designed for coupled play really, it can be used during penetrative sex, if you’re okay with having an intense orgasm pretty quickly! Which in today’s world, isn’t the worst thing that can happen.

Right now, the Womanizer Starlet Snow is on sale for $49! Use my coupon code COSMO10 at checkout to get the best price. The Snow is a more compact version of the Starlet, and priced a bit lower.

You can also use coupon code VIPLIST to get an extra 5% off all Womanizer products. What a great way to save on your Christmas List!

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The Hitachi Magic Wand (Original Magic Wand) is marketed as a personal massager, but we all know what we really use it for. Okay, I massage my entire body with it, but that’s definitely not why I bought it! When this item was released initially released in 1968 (yes, that long ago and still going STRONG), it was originally manufactured for relieving tension and relaxing sore muscles, but is most famous for its use as a sex toy.

Sex educator Betty Dodson popularized its use as a vibrator and masturbation aid for women during the sex-positive movement in the late 1960s. It functions effectively as a clitoral vibrator and is able to bring many people to orgasm. The wand is 12 inches (30 cm) long and weighs 1.2 pounds (540 g) with stimulation provided by its rubberized 2.5-inch (64 mm) head. This is important to note, as anything lighter is most likely a knock-off.

Be sure you’re getting the real thing.

Well known as the Cadillac of vibrators, the Original Magic Wand (as it’s now branded) is the world’s most recognizable sex toy.

What’s the Fuss About the Magic Wand?

I’ll admit, I’m a skeptic when it comes to the boasts of sex toy companies. Of course, they all want to sell their product. What impressed me the most about the Original Magic Wand is, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a bad review!

What makes this toy so popular is the type of vibrations it gives. They’re not buzzy at all, but rumbly, which for people like me, means an almost instant clitoral orgasm.

Though this toy isn’t made for insertion, you can purchase attachments that fit over the head to accommodate any insertion fantasy you may have. The covers also act as a barrier to the rubberized head (which is porous) to make clean up even easier.

There Has to be a Down Side, Right?

No toy is perfect, thought the Original Magic Wand comes close. But it does have its downsides. The head is made of rubberized material, not body safe silicone. It can’t be exposed to water at all, so cleaning is not the easiest. We recommend a soft, wrung out cloth to wipe it down after use. You can also spray a toy cleaner directly on the cloth and clean.

The Original Magic Wand is corded, which limits your movements a bit. The cord is six feet long, so you have a bit of wiggle room, but not much. There is a cordless version available now, which also features a silicone head, so it’s close to perfect.

If you’re looking for a discrete toy, this is not the one. It is LOUD. If you cover yourself with a blanket during use, it cuts down on the noise a bit, but not much. So if you need something your neighbors or housemates won’t hear, this isn’t the toy for you.

It’s recommended for use up to 20 minutes, otherwise, you run the risk of it over-heating. From personal experience, I can tell you, it does begin to get warm around the 15-20 minute mark.

But for me, that’s not a huge deal when I’m using it for clitoral stimulation. Why? Because never has it taken even 15 minutes for me to cum with this toy. Ever. If I get close to that mark, I’ve already had multiple orgasms.

The Bottom Line

Overall, this is a must have for any sex toy connoisseur. I highly recommend everyone have one in their bedside table. Being honest, if for some reason this toy doesn’t do it for you sexually, you’ll have one helluva powerful personal massager on your hands. I really do use it both ways! My husband has enjoyed the vibrations before a back massage at least as many times as I’ve enjoyed the sexual pleasure it brings.

If you choose the Original Magic Wand, the price is around $60 USD, which isn’t unreasonable. If you upgrade to the Magic Wand Plus (which has a silicone head and cord you can store), you’re looking at around $80 USD. For the ultimate upgrade, there’s the Magic Wand Rechargeable, pricing around $129 USD.

Being honest, the Rechargeable is not really worth it for the cost, unless you’re adamant about not being corded. The Magic Wand Plus will be your best option for body safe material with rumbles you’ll feel for years.

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The Lovense Hush butt plug is a smooth, sexy, powerful toy designed to stimulate all your anal pleasure spots. It comes in two sizes, small and medium. The main selling point of this butt plug, compared to others on the market, is Hush can give you pleasure from a distance. It’s a remote-controlled toy, operated from yours or your partner’s cell phone.

The Bluetooth chip inside the toy connects to your phone, and your partner’s phone, so you can control it via Wi-Fi.

Who Is Hush For?

Lovense Hush butt plug is designed for solo play, discreet public play, and long distance couples – it’s a good option for an intense boost when you’re having sex, for sexy foreplay, or for those times when your partner is out of town and you need a solo session.

How Does the Lovense Hush Work?

The Lovense Hush butt plug is compatible with both Android and iPhone. In order to hook up, you download the Lovense app from the store. Turn on the toy and check it’s working by seeing the flashing light; it also buzzes to let you know it’s connected.

Then you follow the instructions on the app to find and connect the toy. It’s quite simple. However, if you choose to use it with your PC, you will need to purchase a USB Bluetooth Adapter to connect. Mac’s don’t require the additional item.

To connect with a partner you go to the “Long Distance” tab on the app, and tap to add a contact. They get an email from you with the request and once they have accepted they will show up in the “Long Distance” tab. There’s a messaging section where you can let each other know you’re ready to play, and you can adjust settings for each partner to allow auto-play or control.

Pros and Cons of the Hush

The smooth, inviting body-safe silicone feels just right, and the matte finish is stylish and modern. The butt plug itself is weighty without being hefty. It comes in two sizes, small and medium, so one is sure to work for your needs.

The power on/off button is on the base of the toy and it is not immediately obvious. You also have to hold it down for a few seconds to turn it on or turn it off, but this is a good thing as it prevents the toy switching itself off when you’re sitting down.

The vibrations are definitely strong. You have multiple patterns to choose from, and 3 vibration levels.

You can also use the app on your phone or computer. Tap or slide the screen to control the vibrations, moving your finger up and down, and it is really responsive – a bit too responsive sometimes, as taking your finger off the app brings the fun to an abrupt end. It seems to work best when you record your own short sequence, which then plays on and on automatically. You can create as many patterns as you like. Or you can just put it on pure and simple vibrate, when you’re not feeling creative. Great when you want to let it take over.

Speaking of taking over, the Lovense Hush butt plug is ideal for long-distance relationships. So long as you both have an internet connection, it works, no matter if you’re on the other side of the world. They control the vibrations on their screen, setting up the patterns and deciding how fast, slow, or majorly intense they want the toy to go. And it also works with the element of surprise – keep it in and your partner can give you a buzz whenever they feel like it.

It seems like Hush is an excellent option when you want to switch between controlling the toy from a long distance or from close range. The connection seems to be pretty stable and you don’t have to keep your phone right next to you either.

The silicone is also completely waterproof so you can shower with this thing in, or just leave it in with plenty of lube and don’t have to worry about damage.

It is created for wearability above all else, and the makers say you can keep it in for long periods of time as you get your regular day done. It is pretty quiet, but it’s not silent. You can definitely hear it when it’s on a full vibe and it’s inside you. It’s discreet enough to be worn in a busy public place but I wouldn’t want it on when things were quiet.

The sound-activated vibe is fun! Any noise will activate it, so keep that in mind.

The Bottom Line

This is a luxury toy with so many features, you can’t go wrong. Lovense has taken a lot of time to perfect their technology and it shows. Using the app is simple and doesn’t require any special equipment or knowledge (as long as you’re not using with a PC). You can stimulate yourself with the app or give over the controls to your partner for extra fun.

If butt plugs aren’t your thing, Lovense also has the Lush, which is made specifically for women (for vaginal wear) and offers a lot of the same features.

Either way you go, you can’t make a bad choice, so why not purchase both? Imagine the feeling of being full, with two rock star toys, that your partner can control so you’re truly hands free. The Lovense Hush butt plug plus the Lush? Sounds like the perfect date night to me!

The idea of a sex machine has been intriguing to me since the first time I saw one at a swinger’s club.

So much so, I convinced my second husband to build one for me.

Although it was rudimentary, it got the job done for a fraction of the cost of a branded machine, which were upwards of $1000 back then. Being the tech savvy person he was, he even tried to integrate the machine with computer controls, which didn’t exactly work as he planned.

Overall, it was a neat experience, but left me wanting something a bit less DIY.
Hismith recently reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their latest sex machine. I couldn’t say yes fast enough. My dream was coming true, I would finally be the proud owner of a legitimate sex machine.

Pricing: The Best Bang For Your Buck

While the cost of ownership of a sex machine has decreased in the years since I first became aware of them, they’re still a hefty investment. You’ll want to ensure you’re getting the best quality machine for your price point. If you order from my link, be sure to use code HSM10 at checkout to get a free spring attachment, valued at $30.

Hismith offers a number of sex machines in a variety of price points. With something to meet the needs of just about anyone, they’re an obvious place to shop.

According to their website, these are the current options available; priced low to high:

Hismith Auto Thrusting Machine– This is their lowest priced model. It’s a tabletop machine, with suction cups for extra hold. The stroke length is 2.4 inches and it features a 3XLR connector.

Hismith Affordable Supermatic Fucking Machine– This model is just a bit more than the thrusting machine and is set up like a ‘machine gun’. It seems sturdier. The stroke length is 2.4 inches and also features a 3XLR connector.

Hismith Rechargeable Portable Fucking Machine Capsule– For those who don’t want a bulky machine, this is the lowest priced portable option available. It is remote and app controlled, so you can send a link to anyone and hand over control with ease. This is the first machine on our list which features the kliclock attachment system.

Hismith Table Top 2–Premium Sex Machine with KlicLok System– This is the upgraded version of their original table top sex machine. Emma Austin recently reviewed this item, which you can read here.

Hismith APP Controlled Canon Series– This machine packs a lot of punch for a mid-range price. It’s design is compact, but don’t let that fool you. It has just as much torque as the larger machines!

Hismith Premium Remote Controlled Sex Machine– A heavier duty machine, complete with remote control, this option gives you the longest stroke length available from Hismith, up to 6 inches!

Hismith Premium Quad Penetration APP Controlled Sex Machine– Have you always wondered what DP would be like? Well, this powerful machine has you covered. With a stroke length of just shy of 6 inches and up to 240 RPMs of speed, you’ll have your wish granted. It can be app controlled, wireless remote controlled, or wired.

Hismith Tip Activated Sex Machine– this is the machine I have, so let’s get into the specs, shall we?

About the Hismith tip activated sex machine

Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was the heavy-duty bag the machine was packed in. The straps are well sewn, so no worries about them breaking. The sex machine is not lightweight by any means, coming in at about 25 pounds.
The machine comes with everything you need to assemble it and get started.
Inside the bag:
1 × premium sex machine
2 x solid steel legs and 2 x solid steel cross bars
1 x L-wrench
1 × portable nylon bag
1 × wired controller
1 × APP and remote controller
1 × 8″(21 cm) silicone dildo with water based lubricant

Power and Stroke of the Sex Machine

These are the two important features that show if the sex machine is good or corners have been cut.

With cheap thrusting sex machines, you’ll notice short stroke length. If you’re in the market for something more affordable than the model I have, you’ll have to sacrifice stroke length.

If the motor is weak, and the machine meets any resistance, it will stop or bind up. Not an issue with this Hismith Sex Machine. During testing, I realized this machine is intuitive. When it met resistance, instead of stopping, it just slows down.

Genius.

The parts, motor, solid metal (for weight) just cost too much for companies to use and be able to provide a cheaper machine. And even the software that comes with it isn’t cheap. Cheap and well-built don’t go together. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.

With Hismith you get 100W, 300N cm torque output that feels like having sex with power. Because it is. I can’t tell you the horsepower, but trust me, it’s more than enough.

Power means nothing if it’s not coupled with deep thrusting. The stroke length is easily adjustable from 1 to 6 inches (average penis size is 5.17 inches). So you have choices, lots of them.

How Loud Is The Machine?

If you’ve got kids running around or nosy neighbors it usually is a good idea to lock the doors and crank up the music for background noise. However, this machine is super quiet.
This video demonstrates both how to assemble the sex machine and what you get in the package. At 5min20s mark, the demonstrator runs the machine full blast if you want to hear the noise level.

It sounds louder than you think. 50dB is not very loud in the grand scheme of things. It’s comparable to a whisper or soft music.

Troubleshooting: What if things go wrong?

This is a big deal, especially when you’ve forked out a good chunk of change.
I haven’t found, so far, any other sex machine company that gets so many positive reviews. Their Amazon store has a 97% positive approval rating over the lifetime of the store. Hismith offers a 1-year warranty for the whole sex machine and a 2 year warranty for the motor.

Their customer service/troubleshooting is handled by email and their turn-around time is about 8 hours. Keep in mind, their customer service team is in China, so accommodate for time difference.

How Fast Is The Delivery?

Hismith delivers from whatever closest warehouse there is to you. So, if you’re in the United States like I am, your machine will be delivered from their Amazon Flagship Store, here in the US.

It took approximately 4 days for me to receive everything ordered. The machine itself was here in 3 days.

The shipping is discreet. Mine came in an Amazon outer box, with the item in a neutral brown box with Hismith Automatic device printed on the label.

No sensitive words.

Once assembled, you can also use the bag the machine comes with for storage. If you don’t want to disassemble, the model I received even comes with a handy dust cover, which goes over the entire unit, minus the legs, making it easy to discreetly store in the corner of your room without question.

Attachments

By default, this Hismith comes with Quick Air connector or Kliclok. Mine also came with a six inch insertable length dildo and a cock sheath.

To use suction cup or Vac-u-loc dildos, you’ll need to get adapters. Hismith offers adapters for both types, as well as a ‘bandage’ adapter for male masturbators, a clip for your wands, and a spring attachment to make using heavier toys better.
You can always purchase Kliclok based dildos from Hismith, and the attachment at the base is removable if you want to use the dildo without the machine.

Here are three sex toy attachments I recommend:

spring attachment - more forgiving with the angles, requires less adjustment. If you don’t like re-setting your machine and just need a bit of an angle adjustment, the spring attachment works well.

extension rod -If you’re a squirter, like I am, this is a must. It puts your body further away from the mechanical portions of the machine while still giving you the thrust you desire.

DP attachment -this speaks for itself. If you don’t purchase the machine specifically for DP, you can purchase this attachment and make your machine a DP powerhouse.

How it Feels Being Fucked by a Sex Machine

My husband and I tested this together, so I could concentrate on the amazing feelings while he controlled the machine. Once we got it set to the depth and speed we wanted, he was hands free to do whatever he liked.

This particular machine comes with a wireless remote and a wired one. If your partner likes to sit back and watch, either remote is handy. The wireless one has a range of about 20 meters.

But this sex machine comes with a bonus. It can be controlled by an app on your phone. Just download the app and watch the sparks fly. When I’m home during the day and my husband is out working, we can text one another and set up a time for him to toy with me via machine.

I send him a link and he instantly has access. Your machine needs to be on to connect to the app and get links. This sex machine is also enabled to work with Chaturbate, a cam model site.

Once you download the software on your computer and connect it to your Chaturbate account, clients can control your machine via tips. How cool is that?

The feeling can get intense, so you’ll want to play with the controls to find the right settings for you. The app comes pre-programmed with eight different settings to get you started. There’s also a community feature on the app where other users have created their own settings for you to use if you’d like.

Unlike using a dildo or vibrator with just your hand, a sex machine gives you the option to use your hands or another toy on your clit (or other parts of your body) while being fucked. It takes masturbation to a whole new level.

I will say, it takes some adjusting. Our machine is on a stand, but it isn’t very tall, so unless I’m willing to lie on the floor, some ingenuity had to come into play. We have an old piano bench we weren’t using, which is the perfect height to rest the machine on, while I lie on the bed.

It allows me to be comfortable while getting fucked, and who doesn’t want that?

If you’re planning to use the machine (with stand) on a hardwood floor or any smooth surface, I recommend putting extra grip on the bottom bars. They come with anti-skid caps, but they don’t grip on smooth surfaces very well. When you are using the machine, you don’t want it to move (other than thrusting!) or you may end up getting fucked where you don’t want.

We added rubber grip to the bottom bars and that fixed the issue.

Pro-Tips and Tricks

  • the metal piece that from the dildo (quick connector) will tend to rust if you don’t dry it off well.
  • if you’re using a sex machines on high speed and it’s moving around add a sand-bag or a dumbbell on the base. If it’s moving because you’re on a smooth surface (not carpet) then adding rubber grip to the bottom bars helps a lot.
  • when you find the right angles for the positions, put marks on the stands for quicker future setup.
  • make sure everything is tightened down before you start the engine. Use the provided L wrench for that.

 

The Bottom Line

I recommend it wholeheartedly, however, no machine is great for everyone.
The biggest downside I can find is, this machine isn’t that compact - so if you care for something light and discreet, this will be overkill. But don’t worry, Hismith makes lighter, more portable machines for those who don’t need or want a heavy duty monster like this one.

For me, this sex machine with a sturdy stand is perfect. But I love that they offer other options to accommodate everyone.

For the price, this machine is well-built, easy to assemble, and a lot of fun to use. I expect to have this sex toy for a long time and get a ton of use from it.

This article contains affiliate links. If you click on them and make a purchase on the site, I earn a small commission and you will be supporting my work while enjoying the joys of a quality sex machine. Be sure to use code HSM10 when checking out to get a free spring clip with your order, valued at $30.