- Toy: Mahana Duo Vibe (sent by Babeland.com for review)
- Type: AAA battery powered vibrator, dual vibe innie/outtie combo
- Manufacturer: Picobong
- Material: silicone and hard (ABS) plastic
- Price: $69
- SMT rating: 0, low to moderate strength vibes
Babeland.com is doing a wonderful October fundraiser called Pink October: Come for a Cause. For each qualifying purchase, 10% will go to the Young Survival Coalition, which helps women under 40 with breast cancer. One of the best ways to have fun while making a Come for a Cause purchase is by checking out the Power to the Pink kit. This kit contains a delicious bottle of Sliquid Pink Lemonade flavored lube, a Babeland Buzz vibrator, and the ever-popular pink Mystic Wand. Check out the reviews for all three products in these videos!
Sliquid Pink Lemonade flavored lubricant is one of the most high-quality flavored lubes I’ve encountered. It has a strong fruity lemonade scent, but only light to moderate flavor, so it isn’t overwhelming or sickly sweet. It works quite well as a lube, especially considering it’s flavored (most flavored lubes tend to be stickier and less useful for actually lubricating). It has a body-happy formula, a quality Sliquid products are known for. And its pink lemonade flavor is unique and refreshingly different from the usual strawberry/cherry flavors of most flavored lubes.
The Babeland Buzz is a waterproof and easy-to-use bullet vibrator. It has a simple one-button control, and provides strong buzzy vibrations. It has all the convenience and fun of a good bullet vibe, plus it comes in a cute sparkly pink color! Note: be careful to tap the batteries all the way down when putting them in, as I found it was easy to get them not-quite-all-the-way in by accident and think the toy was breaking (see video).
For the full scoop on the Mystic Wand, you can check out my review of it from last year. In short, the Mystic Wand is a portable, battery-powered vibrator. It has a variety of settings with powerful vibrations, and is nice and lightweight. Plus, the button panel has a really bright blue light, so you can pretend you have some strange piece of alien technology between your thighs (if that’s your thing)!
- Toy: Ola (sent by Babeland.com for review)
- Type: Rechargeable vibrator, mostly button-free controls, touch-responsive vibration, waterproof
- Manufacturer: Minna
- Material: Silicone
- Price: $165
- SMT rating: Strong 0 if you squeeze hard, but not quite a 1.
The sex toy industry is always looking for the newest, fanciest, prettiest way to seduce you into purchasing a brand new best friend. Sometimes, these attempts are gimmicky flops, but every now and then one of their crazy ideas really hits the spot, if I ain’t being too subtle. The Ola by Minna (aka the Minna Ola) gives us a truly original way to control the power of this S-shaped, waterproof, rechargeable sex toy. The underside of the small part of the S is a squeezable, soft, enticing little touch-pad that reacts to pressure. Stroke it softly, and it responds with an immediate rumbling purr. The harder you squeeze it, the more intense the vibrations get, culminating in a very respectable intensity level.
- Toy: SpareParts Joque Harness (sent by Babeland.com for review)
- Type: Washable fabric strap-on harness that’s highly adjustable, super comfy, and very durable. Holds one cock, with a pocket inside if you want to add your own vibrator.
- Material: Nylon, Spandex, Elastic and Velcro. Comes with a purple or black pouch and black straps
- Price: $100
- SMT rating: N/A. It doesn’t vibrate unless you add your own vibrator.
Once upon a time, I co-discovered a new sex injury that I will simply name “The Kitty” in honor of the co-creator. I will spare you the details, dear reader, and simply state that she was left with a rug burn on the bridge of her nose from repeated rubbing against a leather strap-on harness strap. How embarrassing for everyone involved, although we were also proud of our new discovery! Oh, the sacrifices we sex educators must make. Anyway, the moral of the story is simple: I love a leather harness as much as the next person (assuming the person next to me loves them a lot), but sometimes a washable cloth harness is simply the best tool for the job. I’d been hearing the joyful reviews of SpareParts harnesses, and so I asked Babeland to save my reputation as someone who invents new sex injuries by sending one right away. Even better, they sent two – a his and a hers. The Joque is the one for women, the Deuce review will be up shortly.
The Joque is a sexy, comfy, highly adjustable harness. Watch the video to see just how adjustable it is! It’s got lovely side cinches to make it easy to tighten, loosen, and slide on and off on a whim without making major adjustments. The jock strap design highlights your round lil’ (or big) hiney, and the pouch has a stretchy cock ring to keep your dildo secure. Plus, the inside of the pouch has flaps that cover the back of the flared base to offer padding between your mons (your fluffy mound area over the public bone) and your toy. Toss it in the wash when you’re done and you’re all set. Have sex with lots of people in a night/weekend? Buy a few so you always have a fresh one handy! You can also tuck an outtie vibe into the pouch to get yourself buzzed while you’re strapping it to Kitty (she does get around in all the best ways) or whoever is lucky enough to receive your affections.
What are the cons to this design? Frankly, I haven’t found one yet. It rides low, as it should, so it’s easy to maneuver. It’s easily adjustable and visually appealing. It does not have a removable ring, but the ring it has offers a firm stretch that worked for my narrow dildo in the video as well as my thick Bandit dildo. It didn’t chafe anyone, and people liked the way it looked. The washability remains my favorite quality, though. With two generous size options, it’s likely to fit the slender folks and the thick ‘n juicy folks, which is a promise that’s often made and rarely kept so I appreciate that SpareParts does follow through on their size ranges. No excuses – go give it a shot before you leave someone with some awkward explaining to do at work the next day!
Ok, so the person sitting next to me is urging me to make some off-color and/or Strong Bad-related puns about the name of this product, but is too awesome to tarnish in such a way. Besides, I think Strong Bad is trying to avoid strap-on related scandals in the current political climate. Instead I will simply state the most important thing about this harness: you can now rock two cocks. They could be two silicone cocks, one flesh cock and one silicone cock, or… if you were born with two flesh cocks one over the other, then you can now outfit them with a lovely harness. Hey, this is a judgement-free zone, right?
Back to two cocks. Just… just imagine it. Maybe the lower one is soft and tucked safely in the pouch, whether you’re wearing a soft pack prothetic cock or you were born with your package already attached. Maybe you always wanted to have two hard cocks, just for the sheer joy of it. Whatever your mood, the Deuce by SpareParts is ready in all its attractive-yet-washable glory. The harness is modeled by what appears to be a cis-gendered male on the package, suggesting the delights of discovering what could happen if the stressors and/or distractions of an erection were removed from your minds. Or maybe you wanna get a little kinky with your boytoy for the evening. Super safe sex? Another great reason! Gosh darn it, the reasons are infinite. It’s comfy, it’s highly adjustable, and the two sizes will fit a very wide range of body sizes. That’s really true – it’s not just a claim. And you can also use it with just one cock, of course.
What are the downsides to this design? You’ll have to tell me, because I haven’t found any yet!
*Important note: Babeland was kind enough to let me know that the lower hole of the Deuce was not designed to support a silicone cock all on its own. I would suggest wearing a basic rope harness or other adjustable harness that you can make extra-low-riding if you want to use it with two silicone dicks.
- Toy: Love Bunnies (sent by Babeland.com for review)
- Type: Bullet vibe in rounded bunny-shaped silicone form. Bullet runs on 3 watch batteries and has 1 speed push button control.
- Manufacturer: LoveBunnies
- Material: Silicone Bunny with ABS plastic removable vibe. Come in vibrant purple, pink and black.
- Price: $20
- SMT rating: 0. It’s a mild-to-moderate toy powered by a bullet vibe. But remember it’s an outtie so it you won’t be inserting it.
When I first saw the Love Bunnies out of the UK I really, really hoped they would become available here in the US. Thankfully, Babeland.com has these adorable vibes for us in three happy (hoppy?) colors. Boasting an easily cleaned, firm silicone bunny with flickering ears and tail that is actually a removable bullet vibe, these are just too cute. I found that the bullet vibe on mine was much easier to remove than most sleeve & bullet type sex toys; however, my vibrating bullet was also quite loud and the button was a bit finicky. This toy will be a strong match for folks who like light to moderate vibrations but, as with all bullet vibe toys, those who want strong rumbles will be left appreciating its form more than its function. No matter what, though, you simply must see my Love Bunny’s adorable trick! If I turn the vibrator on, the bullet swirls itself right up her tail without any help from me. Seriously, you just have to see it.