May 052011
 


Sometimes, the perfect penis is an absolutely average-sized one.  You mean, you gotta figure that Mother Nature knew what she was doing with the design specs, there.  However, I do have to admit that a dildo with rainbow stripes might even be  a little bit extra-perfect.  No offense, Mother Nature!  So, is the Rainbow Amor the most perfect penis of all?  Read on to find out.

  • Toy: Rainbow Amor (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Dildo, harness-compatible, rainbow-colored!
  • Manufacturer: Fun Factory
  • Material: Silicone
  • Price: $65
  • SMT rating: N/A

Babeland's limited-edition Rainbow version of the Amor is deliciously colorful

 

Fun Factory spoils us so.  Not only do they may fantastic, body-friendly and oh-so-good toys, they’re now releasing a delightfully colorful version of their Amor dildo: it’s the Rainbow Amor!

Other than the beautiful coloring (and, seriously, look at how cute and pretty that is), what makes the Rainbow Amor so great?  It’s made from medical-grade silicone, so it’s body-friendly, but it has some give that is reminiscent of old-school extra-firm jelly toys without all the health risks.  It has a soft, flexible flared base that is comfortable against the pubic bone when worn in a strap-on harness.  Its curved shape is moderate but noticeable, gives nice G-spot pressure, and feels filling without being a large toy.  For those who prefer a more realistic size, the Amor is 5.5″ long and 1.5″ wide, which is about the national average for penis size.

And, finally: HELLO, IT IS RAINBOW-COLORED.  How awesome is that?

There aren’t any downsides to the Rainbow Amor, per se, but it may have some features which bother you depending on your personal taste.  First, since it’s about average for real penis sizes, it’s a bit on the small side, especially lengthwise, with regards to its size compared to other dildos.  Also, if you prefer your dildos to look realistic, clearly the rainbow coloring of this toy might be too much for you.  Since it’s a smooth, non-textured shape, this also makes it a less realistic toy.  And, finally, it’s worth repeating that since this is a silicone toy, it is not compatible with silicone lubricants.

Overall, the Rainbow Amor is a great dildo.  Not only is it a nice, friendly, average-size with a good shape for G-spot stimulation and pleasant, giving texture, it is also a beautiful rainbow color that pretty much guarantees it will be the belle of the ball at any Pride celebration.

 

Mar 212011
 

Fun Factory has always had a unique and light-hearted design ethic that I really like.  Maybe it’s our shared German heritage, but the smooth, round lines and bright colors are a reminder that sex toys are meant to be fun.  Recently, they’ve been moving toward waterproof, rechargeable vibes of a more premium quality.  Although I miss their old mid-range items, I have to say that it’s really nice having waterproof rechargeable products from them with the same thumpy, hearty vibration as always.  The Yooo, by Fun Factory, is definitely unique in a surprisingly functional way.  I’ve been calling mine “Bubbles,” but that doesn’t really do it justice.  Anyway, check out the video and see for yourself what makes this one special.

  • Toy: Yooo (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Rechargeable vibrator, outtie, waterproof
  • Manufacturer: Fun Factory
  • Material: Silicone and plastic
  • Price: $119
  • SMT rating: N/A (Would be an SMT 1 if it were an innie; multiple levels of vibrations and throbby pulsation modes.  Has 2 vibrators inside, making it even stronger)

The Fun Factory Yooo's cute, unique shape make it an excellent outtie vibe for women and men

The Yooo is a pleasantly shaped outtie vibrator made of three bubbly spheres.  It’s about 4.75″ long and 2.5″ wide, and is made from silicone and ABS plastic.  Like most Fun Factory toys, it’s rechargeable, and its charger uses magnets to attach to the toy.  Since this means there isn’t any sort of hole for a cord to go in, the Yooo is entirely waterproof.  It has two motors inside, and has strong, thumpy vibrations, particularly on its higher pulsation settings.  Besides the usual “Plus” and “Minus” buttons to control the speed and setting, the Yooo also has a “Turbo” button that, when pressed, sends the toy into a high, strong vibration for when you need that extra little kick to push you over the edge.  The button area is backlit and seems to light up even when merely jostled (instead of only when a button is pressed), which is cute and makes it easy to find the buttons even in the dark.  The Yooo is an outtie-only vibrator, meant to stimulate the clitoris, vaginal opening, labia, or even the penis and scrotum in your life.   It shouldn’t be used as an innie vibrator, but it’s excellent for what it’s meant to do!

Since it’s Fun Factory, it goes without saying that the Yooo is high-quality and has captured my heart.  It’s cute and non-intimidating and comes in a variety of adorable colors.  The bulbous shape makes it easy to grip, even for those with poor hand strength.  Its shape lends itself equally well to stimulating a clitoris as stroking up and down a penis.  It has lots of strong levels of vibration, and all the pulsation settings are pleasantly strong.  The Turbo button is an excellent additional touch that other toy manufacturers could learn from.

I have very few complaints about the Yooo.  Foremost would be that the buttons are all small and a bit hard to press, especially the Minus button.  For those who are visually disabled, if you can’t see the magnetic charging attachment light up when correctly aligned with the toy, it may be difficult to tell when the toy is charging correctly and when it is fully charged.  Finally, it’s disappointing that the Yooo isn’t being marketed toward men as well as women, because it makes a perfectly enjoyable boy toy!

Overall, the Yooo is yet another well-made, interesting and original toy from Fun Factory that is high-quality and enjoyable.

Oct 102010
 

At some point in high school, my peer group started referring to sex as “the motion of the ocean.”  This still doesn’t make any sense to me.  But maybe they had some sort of psychic premonition about the Ocean Vibe, or maybe I’m just reaching for a segue to make this story fit my review.  Either way, if you’re looking for a small, rumbly G-spot vibe with a very short clitoral stimulator, you might want to make a motion toward the Ocean!

  • Toy:  Ocean Vibe (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Innie/outtie combo vibrator, rechargeable, phthalate-free 
  • Manufacturer: Fun Factory
  • Material: Silicone
  • Price: $79
  • SMT rating: 0 (but moderately strong for the size)

Let the Ocean Dive Into You

The Ocean Vibe is a nice, petite innie/outtie combo vibe from the always fantastic Fun Factory. Like all of Fun Factory’s toys, the Ocean Vibe is made from high-quality silicone that gives it a pleasing texture, as well as makes sure that it is a body-safe toy.  The Ocean’s wave-shaped bumps are made to stimulate the G-spot and the area around the vagina (or the clitoris, for women whose anatomy accomodates).  With a single vibrator in the shaft area, the Ocean provides a pleasing (but not overly strong) rumble for internal stimulation that is not as distinct on the outer (clitoral/vaginal stimulator) bump.

The Ocean Vibe is petite; it is 5.5″ in length, but only 3.5 of those inches are insertable.  With its petite nature, the small bump toward the bottom of the toy will not be long enough on many women to reach the clitoris, but will still provide some nice soft vibrating stimulation in the area around the vaginal entrance.  For any women who have a clitoris that is close to the vagina and seems to be over-reached by many innie/outtie toys, the Ocean Vibe may be just what you’re looking for! The little G-spot bump is soft and squishy, with enough give to make it very comfortable, but firm enough to put pressure on the G-Spot.

Overall, the Ocean Vibe is a good, petite toy for those who are looking to not be overwhelmed with strong vibrations or deep penetration, and is particularly good for women with anatomies that cause most innie/outtie combo toys to over-reach the clitoris.

Sep 052010
 

While I’ve seen a lot of great men’s masturbation toys, it’s become clear that, largely, they fall into two categories: full-penis-length stroking sleeves meant to enhance the usual jacking-off motions, or anal toys meant for prostate stimulation.  That’s why the arrival of the Cobra Libre, Fun Factory’s new vibrating men’s toy meant for relaxing, luxuriating stimulation to the glans (the penis head) was extra exciting for me.  Did it live up to my expectations? Find out below!

  • Toy:  Cobra Libre (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Men’s toy, vibrating masturbation sleeve, rechargeable
  • Manufacturer: Fun Factory
  • Material: Plastic body, silicone sleeve
  • Price: $139
  • SMT rating: N/A

This little race car encourages you to lay back and enjoy the ride

The Cobra Libre has a hard plastic body with a soft stretchy silicone sleeve that is designed to resemble to a race car.  The insertion end has a 2 1/2 inch length for comfortably inserting the end of the penis ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter.

The Cobra Libre was really popular with our reviewers. The easy-to-use control buttons are embedded along the top of the rechargeable vibrator, which should run for an hour and a half on high, and last even longer on a lower speed, offering plenty of time for stimulation. Unlike the most male masturbation toys with stroking motion sleeves, this attractive vibration action toy is meant to sit on the end of your penis, stimulating the most sensitive parts all around the head and tip areas, and does the work for you. Awesome! It is so quiet that you can’t hear it in use.  Using a water based lubricant, exploring with a gentle rocking motion, adding a bit of pressure or trying various positions inside the sleeve offers satisfying ways to kicking back, relaxing and enjoying the brand new vibration sensation.

For people who are sensitive to the stroking sensation, the vibrating motion can be a wonderful choice. Sex toys are often recommended by outreach and treatment programs for helping men with identifying  their own body signals, so they can have a better understanding of themselves and what they can offer their partner.  This is also a great unit for folks in the disability community, having a big grip for easy handling.

The Cobra Libre unique, the easy to wash, vibrating men’s masturbation toy offering a delightful departure from the standard stroking toy by vibrating the top and end of his penis all by itself.  This new toy gets a thumbs-up from us, and we are excited to see men’s masturbation toys exploring new directions.

Dec 122009
 

Toy: SmartBalls by FunFactory

From: Review thanks to TheAdultToyShoppe.com

Material: Firm silicone, with silicone (perhaps coated) string

Price: $25.99 , available widely at better sex toy stores

Looking for a creative holiday gift for that special vulva in your life? SmartBalls are FunFactory’s upgrade on the classic ben-wa balls, offering a great PC muscle exerciser for the Kegel conscious as well as a unique toy for solo and partnered play.  Check out my video review to learn all about SmartBalls, what makes them work, and how to get most from them!

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