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Loving Joy, stocked by Sextoys are a range of fresh and funky sex toys for every personality and pocket.

This is the ultimate vibe for £20 and is one of my favourites, a big thing coming from someone who adores luxury toys.

The packaging is simple and cringe-free like all Loving Joy products. It is a clear plastic wallet that is resealable so you can keep the vibe in this when it's not being used. However, personally, I keep mine in a small satin bag in my toy box, as I don't have a huge amount of space.

The vibe I have is a lovely lilac-purple colour with flower and butterfly detailing. This makes it feel feminine without being too girly. The shaft is very thick, I was a little shocked by just how thick as I am used to thinner vibes, however, this stretches you without hurting or being too much of a challenge.

A great feature on this vibe is that it is bendable, which is great for hitting the g-spot or finding a position that is comfortable for you. As every woman is different, this really is a fabulous feature.

The controls are very simple, there is a button the bottom of the base. There are seven patterns, speeds and pulsations. That's right, seven! They are all dreamy. Press the button again and it will turn off. It's not too easy to press while in use so you shouldn't slip. However, it isn't too difficult to press either.

The power this vibe puts out is great, combine that with the speeds, patterns and pulsations, then the results are truly orgasmic. The vibe is also pretty quiet as well which is fabulous. However, I am sure the noise you will make will beat this vibe ten-fold.

Yet another brilliant feature of this vibe is that it's waterproof this not only makes cleaning all the more easier, it also makes bath or shower time much more exciting. When you get out the shower or bath you will look like a prune.

Overall, a fantastic vibe with many brilliant qualities such as bendable, waterproof, speeds, patterns, pulsations, feminine and a bit girthy. In addition, you can get all this for £20, now that is brilliant value! Unfortunately I left this against some glass toys and this has been imprinted. Make sure you keep it completely separately from any toys.

Positives
  • Waterproof
  • Bendable        
  • Speeds
  • Patterns
  • Pulsations
  • Feminine
  • Easy to use
  • Quiet
  • Bit girthy
  • Design on the shaft
Negatives
  • The girth could be a disadvantage for some

Rating: 5/5 great
Purchase: You can buy yours here at Sextoys

Thank-you sextoys for sending me this product in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinions of this product.

 

Lelo Siri

06/05/2012

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Packaging
Packaging: Lelo products always arrive in divine and discreet packaging that highlights the luxury of the product you have purchased. The Siri is certainly no different.
The exact packaging is depending on the colour you picked. The outer sleeve is purple, the colour I picked, with "Lelo" on the top. There are no other indication of the contents.This surrounds a sturdy black cardboard box which contains more information about your warranty, user manual, charger, satin pouch and of course your Siri. All of the packaging is discreet and the sort you want to keep, there are certainly no models or anything tacky insight. 

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Contents
Appearance/Materials: Lelo designed the Siri to be ergonomic, meaning it will comfortably fit into your palm. The basic shape of the Siri is a pebble, though everything has been designed to be more ergonomic and therefore easier and more comfortable to use. Especially for longer periods of time, no more cramp! These adjustments include the slight curvature of the underside and the rounded tip. 

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Shape
Siri features two materials, silicone and ABS plastic; both of these are skin-safe and are long-lasting. The silicone part is supple but not squishy and the plastic part where the controls are located is hard and sleek. These two materials and the design of the Siri give it a sleek and smooth finish. Siri gives off no unpleasant aromas. 

Size : 96x45x37mm 
Weight: 71g 
Charging: 2hrs 
Use Time: 4hrs 
Noise Level: <50dB 

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Other colours
Functions/Controls/Volume: The Siri user-interface is located on the plastic part; this is how you control your Siri. There are four buttons: top, right, down and left---similar to the directional pad on a keyboard. They are one up arrow, one down arrow, one (+) plus and one (-) minus. To turn on your Siri, hold the (+) plus button for a couple of seconds and to turn off, press the (-) minus button for a couple of seconds. When in use the buttons glow so you can see which buttons are which even in the dark.

Siri features a lock; this along with the size of Siri and the satin pouch, makes this a perfect toy for traveling. To enabled the lock, press the + and - button for five seconds, to disable, do the same again. If the Siri is in use when you enable the lock, it will turn off. 

Siri features six fantastic patterns that can all be customised by the plus and minus buttons. These change the intensity of the patterns, allowing you to change and adjust settings to find what works for you, all while having pleasure doing so. The first three are vibrations and then next three are patterns. The motor is located in the plastic part or the handle, thus the vibrations originate from there. With some vibrators, you really can't feel the vibrations in the silicone or clitoral stimulator. Siri comes up top marks with this; you can easily feel the vibrations throughout the entire toy with little or no power loss. Although as the patterns get higher, Siri gets louder, but it is quiet even on the highest setting. You can get away with using it with housemates and family around. If you are worried, simply put on some music and it will easily cover the noise of the vibrations, however you will almost definitely need some louder music to cover the noise you create. 

Siri is rechargeable, a big plus in my book. The charging port is located at the base or the plastic part. It needs to be charged for 2 hours to get 4 hours of use, a great amount of time to play. Although it seems like ages pass while waiting for your Siri to charge. The charge lasts for up to 90 days, which means it's ready for play whenever you are. 

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Size
Use/Experience:  The problem I find with internal toys is that they don't "fit" everyone. People are so different atomically, I have found some toys uncomfortable and just don't work for me that others have found fantastic. Siri is designed for external use so you have none of these problems. However you do get problems such as the wrong shape, too heavy, uncomfortable to use... Siri has none of these, it is very comfortable to use and light too. The shape is an important aspect of a clitoral vibrator, some simply do not do the job, stimulate the clitoris. Due to the sloped underneath, Siri rests snugly against your clitoris and stimulates the surrounding area as well. As you can see by the image, Siri is perfectly palm sized. Siri can also be used as a massager around the body and around the penis/testicles. Thus enabling couples to enjoy this vibrator. Siri can be used hands-free if positioned correctly, it can also be used during sexual intercourse and penetration as a clitoral stimulation. Siri is not designed for internal use, external only. The best positions to use are either cowgirl (woman on top) or missionary (woman underneath). With the cowgirl, simply position the Siri against your clitoris and lean forward, stopping it from moving around or falling out. With the missionary, position Siri against your clitoris and lift your legs higher, wrap them around his or her waist. These take some time to position correctly but the results are worth it.This all coupled with the functions makes for a fantastic and versitile vibrator.

Conclusion: Siri has become one of my favourite and most used toys, along with a couple of other luxury toys. The only thing which could improve this wonderful toy is a waterproof function, other than that Siri is practically perfect in every way.  

Positives
  • Packaging
  • Controls
  • Ergonomic
  • Light
  • Material
  • Quiet
  • Rechargeable
  • Functions
  • Lock
Negatives
  • Wish it was waterproof
  • Not as powerful as some
Rating: 5/5 great
Purchase: You can buy the Siri here from Lovehoney or here from sextoys

 
 
Overview: Sliquid was founded on the idea of lubricants free from sugars (glycerine) and presaratives (parabens), neither of which are found naturally in the body and which many women and men are sensitive to.

Before I found natural lubricants such as sliquid, I used brands such as Durex which are very common and easy to obtain. However, just because lubricants are well known, this doesn't mean that they are body safe or skin kind. Therefore, since finding natural and organic lubricants I never use anything that is not on mine or my partners pubic area. I do use them on the rest of their body to simply use them up, after they have all been used up I will stick to skin safe lubricants.

Information: 
Name: Strawberry Pomegranate and Pink Lemonade
Manufacturer: Sliquid
Type: Flavoured Lubricants
Ingredients:
Pink Lemonade - Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar conditioners), Lemon and Grapefruit flavouring, Aspartame, Potassium Sorbate and Citric Acid.
Strawberry Pomegranate - Purified Water, Plant Cellulose, Polyquat 007, Natural Flavourings, Aspartame, DMDM Hydantoin (100% Vegan).
Price: £8 each
Base: Water-based

The flavours of Sliquid lubricants I have are Strawberry Pomegranate and Pink Lemonade. These have been later introduced, before the flavours range consided of only three flavours. It's is great there is more choice, especially such exicting and unusual flavours as strawberry pomegranate and pink lemonade. 
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Old packaging
Sliquid redesigned their packaging at the same time they introduced the new flavours and ranges, I much prefer the new packaging, it seems to suit the name more and looks more streamlined.

Many lubricants are too runny or too thick, neither of which are great, especially not for flavoured lubricants. The consistency is almost there but a little runny.

If the lubricant does start to dry up then you can add a small amount of water to moisten it up again. This is effective, however, I don't usually put that much on and then I lick it up straight away. This ability is much better used for intercourse lubricants, though you have to keep a glass of water handy.

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These really are unusual flavours, which I had no previous experience of so I didn't really know what to expect. I have found other brands of flavoured lubricants to taste very artificial, so I presumed these would taste similar. However, although they taste slightly artificial, they do taste much milder and sweeter without being sickly unless in larger quantities.

The pink lemonade tastes lemons and pink grapefruit with just a little hint of fizz. It isn't an overwhelming taste but in larger quantities it does take sickly.

The strawberry pomegranate tastes of just that, though the strawberry is more of a prominent taste. The pomegranate gives it more of a sharp edge, though this seems to compliment the sweeter strawberry taste perfectly.

Both tastes are noticeable for all the right reasons and they add a new flavour to foreplay without stealing the show.

These are both water-based, non staining while being safe for toys and condoms. 

Sliquid promise that their products are free of DEA, Gluten, Glycerine, Glycerol, Parabens, PEG, Propylene Gylcol, Sorbitol and Sulphates... and are always 100% Vegan friendly. All of which don't sound particularly appealing to be putting on very sensitive areas.

Conclusion: I am very pleased that I have tried these, they have become a firm favourite and earned their place in our lubricants box. When my other lubricants run out I will start replacing them with either Sliquid or Lelo lubricants and products.

Positives
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Skin Safe
  • Water-based
  • Toy Safe
  • Condom Safe
  • Packaging
  • Unusual Flavours
Negatives
  • Can be sickly in larger quantities
  • A little runny
Rating: 5/5 great
Purchase: You can buy the strawberry pomegranate here and the pink lemonade here.

The strawberry pomegranate was provided free from Lovehoney in exchange for an honest review. The pink lemonade was purchased.

 
 
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I am quite ego-concious and I also love sex toys so this is the perfect eco-sex toy. 

Packaging: The solarstim bullet arrives in a cardboard box made entirely from recycled materials. The box is a green colour and has an outdoor and eco feel to it. Of course it can be easily recycled.

Appearance/Materials: There are two main parts to the solarstim, the solar panel and the bullet.
The solar panel is very light weight and thin, it is about the size of an ipod. It can be left around without raising suspicion as long as the bullet is either taken out or hidden.
The bullet is a silver (or black) small bullet, it is about 2inches long and has an led in the top which glows red when in use. The silver bullet is coated in silver plating which unfortunately does wear off over time leaving a dull silver material underneath.
The bullet connects to the solar panel via a wire which is then plugged in using a jack connection

Functions/Control/Volume: To charge the solar panel simply leave it on the windowsill in the morning and by bed time it should be fully charged. It takes around 8 hours to charge completely and gives around 60 minutes of use. There is an led in the side which glows blue when it is charging so you are never in doubt. It also doesn't need direct sunlight or even a bright day. I charged it fully on a dull day. An improvement would be an indicator showing the charge level. Although the bullet can be used when it is charging I am not sure how this affects the longevity of the solar panel and so haven't done this often. There are no instructions regarding this.

The power this bullet outputs is very good, it would easily rival battery powered toys, even those that run on AAA or even AA batteries. The switch on the side on the solar panel controls the vibrations and ranges from low to high. High is very powerful. It feels like it only has two settings; high and max. 

The vibrations travel well and are very concentrated in the tip. When used on it's side the vibrations weren't quite intense as on the tip. 

Cleaning/Maintenance: This cannot be sterilised due to the material. If you want to insert it is suggested that you use a condom so you don't tug on the wire, this is one of the main reasons for bullets breaking. To clean simply wipe over with a baby wipe or a sex toy wipe.

Conclusion: The solarstim bullet is a great toy for the eco-minded and sex toy lovers alike. It is also powerful and quiet. So you can feel like you are saving the world one orgasm at a time, eco-orgasmic!

Rating: 4/5
Purchase: You can buy the solarstim here from Eden Fantasies.