Aloe Cadabra Water-Based Lubricant Review!

April 09th, 14   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Aloe Cadabra Water-Based Lubricant

Aloe Cadabra Water-Based Lubricant

Water-based and designed as mostly organic, Aloe Cadabra is a natural aloe personal lubricant. Made from 97% pure and organic aloe, this lubricant is free from petroleum, glycerine, parabens, and other skin irritants. This bottle is a simple 2.5 ounce bottle of unscented, water-based lubricant. As it’s water-based, this lubricant is safe for use with condoms or any other safer sex barrier.

Compared to a lot of low-level lubricants, Aloe Cadabra is pretty good. It does a decent job of keeping things slick, and it’s very easy to apply. It’s not quite as thick as some of the other lubricants that Iv’e used, so it tends to be a bit runny during application. That’s definitely not necessarily a bad thing – it means you can pour the lubricant, and it will move into place exactly where you wanted it.

Aloe Cadabra Water-Based Lubricant

The box for the lubricant

The lubricant itself works decently well. It will stay slick enough for standard sessions without reapplication. If you’re going for a long time, though, you’ll probably want to reapply the lubricant to make sure things stay slick. The lubricant feels a bit thinner than natural bodily lubricant, but it still feels like a slick and easy way to increase the slipping and sliding between bodies.

Compared to most low-level lubricants, Aloe Cadabra is going to seem awesome. However, if you’re using to higher-quality lubricants like Sliquid or other women-friendly lubes, you might not be as impressed. The lubricant lasts pretty well, but it also tends to get gummy and feel a lot more gummy than other lubricants. This means it doesn’t clean itself up nearly as well as other high-quality lubricants do. This may not be an issue for you. You might not have a problem wiping up and cleaning up the area afterwards. However, if you, like me, don’t particularly like to have to spend time wiping and cleaning up afterwards, you may not find that Aloe Cadabra nicely absorbs into the skin like other high-quality lubricants do. If that’s not going to be an issue for you, though, you shouldn’t let that stop you from using Aloe Cadabra.

Aloe Cadabra Water-Based Lubricant

Allows you to easily see the expiration of the bottle

The bottle is pretty easy to use, though. Unlike other bottles, this bottle is made from plastic, and it sits with the spout pointed downwards. This means that, as long as you store it how it’s supposed to be stored, the lubricant will always be right at the edge and ready to pour – even when the lubricant is almost out. The plastic is firm, but it can be squeezed to help pour out lubricant. I love that you can get every drop of the lubricant from this bottle without too much difficulty.

When it comes to cleaning up, you can’t really just leave this lubricant alone and expect it to clean itself up. However, with basic water and a washcloth, it wipes off the skin really easily. Like all water-based lubricants, it’s fully compatible and safe for use with condoms and other safer sex methods.

Aloe Cadabra Water-Based Lubricant

It’s a simple squeeze bottle

Ingredients for Aloe Cadabra include: Organic Aloe Vera, Vitamin E Oil, Xanthan, Citric Acid, Tahitian Vanilla and French Lavender, and Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate.

Overall, while Aloe Cadabra isn’t going to be my favorite women-friendly lubricant, it’s not a bad one, and if you’re used to other types of lubricant, it’s probably going to be a step up. It’s easy to use, provides a good amount of slickness, and has an awesome ingredient list to be proud of. Thanks to TabuToys for providing this organic water-based lubricant for my Aloe Cadabra Organic Lubricant review.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag Review!

April 03rd, 14   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

The Zeppelin Lounger is a dream come true. A huge beanbag specifically designed for sex, this furniture beanbag also functions as regular household furniture as well. Filled with a bed of “champagne” (polyurethane) foam that holds its shape much better than beans, the Zeppelin Lounger is one of the mid-range sized cushions from the Liberator line. The beanbag is covered in a soft, microfiber cover that easily zips off for easy washing. The external cover is available in a multitude of colors including blue, green, red, black, and more.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

The cover and two cubes of foam waiting to be turned into a giant beanbag

Setting up this beanbag is about how you’d expect. It’s totally manageable and tolerable, but it’s also a bit of a pain. It doesn’t, however, ever reach that point where you’d wish you’d never bought it. It’s honestly kinda like an adventure, and it never reaches the point where it becomes more frustrating than fun. That’s definitely a positive.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

Waiting to set-up

Set-up does take awhile, though. Don’t expect to be laying on your beanbag for at least 3 days – preferably longer if you can manage it. So if you’re hoping to have it ready for an event or something as a surprise that evening, the Zeppelin Lounger is really not a good choice for that. You could have it set-up as a surprise while your partner is away on a trip but not just during one of their standard workdays. This is because the beanbag takes time to “grow” – not because you’ll need to actively be trying to put it together for three whole days.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

Unzipping the cube liners to expose the cube itself. The cubes are wrapped in plastic underneath the liner.

The Zeppelin Lounger came in multiple boxes. If you have issues lifting heavy boxes, you may want to let your partner or friends help. These individual boxes can weigh over 50 pounds each, so they definitely aren’t light boxes. They are pretty large in size too – about up to my waist in height.

To start the process, you’ll need to open both boxes. Inside the boxes, you’re going to find two large “cubes”. These cubes are large, packed-extremely-tightly bundles of the foam padding that will go into your beanbag. Despite being only a couple feet in size, these squares are going to expand to make the huge, 6″ long beanbag that you’re going to end up with! It’s kinda amazing!

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

Using a knife under the zipper helps with unzipping a TON

The first step is to open up the inner, white liner. This liner is pretty light in size, and it’s going to open up pretty large. Once you have that open, you’re going to want to put both of these foam cubes right into the liner. Try and arrange it so that the liner covers as much area around these cubes as possible – and definitely put BOTH cubes into the liner at once. If you wait until later to place one of the cubes, you’re going to have a huge mess on your hands.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

One cube out of the cube liner plus another cube still in the liner

Right now is the most difficult part of putting together your Liberator Lounger. You’re going to need to open up these cubes. For some reason, they come packaged in a zipped up “bag”. I’m sure this was for presentation and to make the cubes of foam look more high-quality, but it causes a huge issue with actually getting them open. You see, underneath the zippered bag is the foam – which is all kept together by multiple layers of super thin plastic. As you can imagine, as you try to unzip the cubes, the plastic gets constantly caught in the zipper. In fact, it took nearly a half an hour to unzip both cubes. As a tip, getting it slightly open then sliding a knife underneath the zipper helps reduce a LOT of the snares we were getting, and that’s the only way we were able to finally opened these zippered bags. I understand Liberator’s interest in making an expensive product look like it deserves the price, but it really did make the process of putting the beanbag together much more difficult.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

You can see how the uncovered cube is starting to expand in size.

Once you have the zippered bags off of the foam cubes, you still have to open the cubes themselves. These cubes are covered in a thin layer of plastic that’s wrapped around – mummy-style – the foam. You’ll want to start to “unmummy” the foam cubes. Try very hard to keep the cubes inside the liner as you do this. The foam is going to start to fall out of the plastic liner as you’re unwrapping it, and as I’m sure you can imagine, it can get pretty messy pretty quickly if you aren’t careful. You also want as much foam as possible in the beanbag, so try to keep it all in the liner. You’ll want to unwrap both these cubes. Once unwrapped, you’ll see that the foam starts expanding extremely quickly.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

Now you have to take all of the foam out of the cubes

The next step is to zip up the liner. Again, make sure to try and get as much of the foam inside the liner before zipping it up. Once the liner is completely zipped up, you’re going to have some fun with it! You need to break up the cubes of foam as much as possible. The foam will fluff up on its own, but it’s going to fluff up much better if it has more room to do so. This means you’ll need to get creative with your beanbag. Knead it, jump on it, fluff it, punch it, and whatever you want to do. The idea is to get all of the giant “chunks” to go away. You and your partner could turn this into a part of foreplay if you want, but be aware you’re not supposed to lay on it too long at this point – and that the beanbag has a very strong chemical smell as the foam is expanding, so it may not be the sexiest smell possible.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

Showing all of the foam out of the cubes and just in the liner.

Once you’ve broken up the cubes as much as possible, it’s time to let the beanbag sit. They recommend at least 24 hours, but I’d give it longer if you can. Periodically fluff the beanbag and move the foam around while you’re waiting this period to allow the foam to fluff out. Remember, patience now means that you’ll have a fluffier beanbag later, so you definitely want to wait as long as possible!

Once your waiting period has ended, it’s time to put on the cover. This cover is the awesome color that you chose for your beanbag. Before putting on the cover, if you want, the zipper of the inner, white liner was designed to be “broken off” to keep the beanbag from opening up. You can break it off if you want. After that, you need to slip the white linger of your beanbag into this cover. Y’know, that sounds simple, but once you start trying to do it, you’re going to realize that this is a slight Olympic challenge. After all, the beanbag is about 6″ in size, weighs about 75 pounds, and is just generally pretty huge. I highly recommend having your partner around for this.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

All of the foam in the beanbag after it’s expanded for a couple days.

The best way I’ve found is to get the cover laid out on the floor as best as possible, roll the white liner onto the cover, and try to pull the cover around the liner. If you have a better idea, please do let me know because this is a process you’ll need to repeat every time you want to wash the outer cover because of bodily fluids or general cleaning.

Now that you have it fully set-up, you can place the beanbag where you want. I highly recommend constructing it somewhere nearby where you want to use it, but you can move it at this point if need be. Just set-up the beanbag how you want it and enjoy having this nice piece of furniture to play with!

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

Showing the size of the beanbag versus a Standard-sized pillow

As a note, the best instructions possible are included on the video on the Liberator site. It includes a naked woman, but it really does show, step-by-step, how to put the beanbag together. The instructions that come with the beanbag are very, very basic in nature, and if I hadn’t already have put one of these together, I would have been entirely lost. I definitely recommend watching over the instructional video on the Liberator site to have a good idea of what you’re doing.

I’ve had about six months to find out exactly how the Liberator Lounger is going to hold up to regular use, and I have nothing but good things to report. Not only will the Lounger hold up as a fantastic sex bean bag, but it also works just fine as a standard piece of furniture. In fact, it has become one of those standard pieces of furniture that seems like it has no danger of being replaced. Since many people won’t be purchasing a larger item like this without understanding how it can work as standard furniture as well, I’ll be covering that idea along with the sexual uses.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

The beanbag sitting up against a wall – again, compared to a Standard-sized pillow. It’s HUGE.

The Liberator Lounger is easily large enough to allow for two people on lounge on it. Both my partner and I can lay out on it and do work without touching each other (if we want). We can, and have, used it for watching television to snuggle up closer together, and if you wanted, you could definitely replace your standard couch with the Liberator Lounger.

There are some things to keep in mind when using this large beanbag to replace a standard couch, though. For one, the beanbag will assume some familiarity with the person you’re sitting with. For example, if it’s you and your partner sharing the beanbag – or you and close friends – it won’t feel awkward. However, if you have your mother-in-law over, it might be uncomfortable to share the beanbag with them because of the assumed close proximity that the beanbag assumes.

Zeppelin Lounger Sex Furniture Beanbag

The finished beanbag a couple days later!

Another thing to consider is that the Liberator Lounger is going to require more maintenance than your standard couch. While you sometimes will definitely need to fluff up a couch cushion to make things as comfortable as possible, the beanbag regularly requires fluffing to keep it even and comfortable. I’d say that the beanbag should be rotated, flipped, and fluffed at least on a weekly basis if you both sit on it often. You see, if you tend to sit in a specific way or a specific spot in the beanbag, the material remembers that, and it will start to get flatter in that area while still being puffy in other areas. This requires regularly fluffing to make sure that the beanbag stays relatively fluffy instead of getting flat and squished down.

Making sure that the beanbag stays relatively even is a big part of comfortable cuddling. Otherwise, one partner will be on the “higher” surface and will be rolling onto the partner who is on the “lower” surface. If you use these uneven surfaces to your advantage, though, you have some potential great sex position aids – especially if oral sex is going to be involved. For general cuddling, though, it’s much more comfortable to have the beanbag at a level surface.

The Zeppelin Lounger also works amazingly for sleep purposes as well. While I’m not 100% fond of it, my partner absolutely loves sleeping on it. In fact, he prefers sleeping on the beanbag to sleeping on the mattress. So if you want to regularly sleep on it or think it could work as a guest bed, you would be correct.

One of my favorite things about the Zeppelin Lounger is right after you fluff it. Once you do that, the beanbag is going to be extremely fluffy and moldable. You can just sit or curl up into a ball, and the beanbag will “envelop” you and curl up around you. It’s honestly one of the most cuddly pieces of furniture there is, and it’s extremely unique to this beanbag. If you’re feeling cold or sick, it’s particularly comforting. It only lasts for a day or so after fluffing the beanbag, but it’s totally worth fluffing it up when I’m cold and want to be warmer.

As far as discretion goes, I can’t say if the beanbag is discreet or not. The last beanbag I got from Liberator had a small tag with the “Liberator” logo on it. This beanbag did not. I’m not sure if it’s a difference in size, but this one would be completely safe to gift to your mother-in-law with absolutely no concern about sex mentions coming back to you. In fact, the packaging and the set-up had absolutely no mention or discussion of sex.

When it comes to sex, this beanbag is definitely a fun addition. Unlike a mattress, as you begin to sit and lay in the beanbag, it begins to change shape until you refluff it. This means that you may have a perfectly sloped area that will be great for penetration. The beanbag has a lot more “give” than a standard mattress, though, so you’ll want to be aware of that. If you tend to prefer your partner be on a harder surface in order to get deeper penetration, you’ll get even less of that with the Liberator Zeppelin Lounger than you would get with a mattress.

From my experience, the beanbag seems to work best for oral and non-penetrative activities. It can definitely work for penetration, but it seems like the beanbag may not be “long” enough to fully lay out and still get the leverage and firm surface that you’ll want for deeper thrusts. For oral and other pleasures, though, (and even for foreplay or just lounging!), it works fantastically as you really don’t need a strong, firm surface to get just as much pleasure. In fact, it’s even better because you can meld the beanbag perfectly towards the shape of your bodies – and it DOESN’T move, so when you put your partner up on a well-shaped hill in order to reduce neck stress, your partner won’t sink into the beanbag. It holds its shape in that way. It’s just when lots of weight is placed into a small area (your feet holding up your body during penetration, etc.) that the beanbag begins to give.

The outer cover is designed to be allowed to be taken off and washing in the washing machine for simple care. However, be aware that this is not a particularly “simple” task. It requires unzipping the beanbag, moving the 75 beanbag out of the cover, getting the cover off, and then repeating the process after you’ve washed it. For this reason, I recommend trying to avoid getting too many messes onto the cover. Using a Liberator Throe has allieviated a lot of the bodily fluid issues with the beanbag to reduce the annoyance of dealing with the cover. So, yes, if you both get carried away and have sex and make a mess, it’s no big deal, but it’s not something I’d want to be washing on a weekly basis.

As a random note, it IS possible to move houses/apartments with one of these. It’s definitely interesting because it’s not shaped like standard furniture, but it’s possible and the beanbag will easily survive. You definitely want more than one person to help with it, and it’s heavier than it looks. It’s awesome because it folds up and moves more easily than a huge couch – which makes getting around corners really easy. At the same time, it folds up and moves around – which makes it a hassle to keep a hold of it.

It’s also worth noting that these beanbags last a LONG time. We’ve had one of the Zeppelin sex bean bags for about 4 years now, and it still looks just as good. The colors on the cover have faded a bit, but with a quick fluff, it is just as fluffy as it was when we originally got it. As a note, if you get a bright-colored cover and have a white wall, I recommend moving the beanbag or washing the cover regularly. Our older red beanbag did leave a red tint on the white walls after sitting in the same space for a couple years. Definitely fluff and move it around often. Washing the cover a couple times before putting it down may also help reduce this problem.

Overall, the Liberator Zeppelin Lounger has become an intergral part of our lives – not just for sex, but because it also functions as an amazing piece of furniture as well. It’s large, but that makes it all the better for lounging out and getting comfortable. It’s easy to care for, and they offer a wide range of sizes, so if you only want a single-person size, you can easily get one of those while you can even get a beanbag that will fit all of your friends. Thanks to Liberator for sending out this living room beanbag for the Zeppelin Lounger review.

Wild Time in the City Could Include LA Strip Gentlemen’s Clubs

April 03rd, 14   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »

Planning a trip to LA soon? (I’m jealous!) Then this information might be helpful for you.

A trip to the City of Angels would not be complete without some visiting some of the more colorful businesses within this metropolitan region. In addition to the clubs, bars, and night spots that lure visitors in LA, there are also competing establishments vying for the title of best strip club in Los Angeles. Any trip through the region, or those coming to town for business or pleasure, must make a point of checking out the fine gentlemen’s clubs in the area, and to see how high they set the bar for similar venues elsewhere.

There are some high-end businesses, in the western part of the city, that offer late hours to accommodate those guests coming in after a night on the town. These venues are ideal for a memorable birthday, bachelor party, or other celebration, and when calling ahead to make reservations, the establishment may set up private rooms or special amenities for the guests. Spending an evening out in LA just isn’t the same without stopping at one of the top-notch strip clubs in the city for last call and a lap dance.

The better clubs in and outside the city have a distinct look: very high-quality and classy. Impressive furnishings, mood lighting, and engaging conversation areas may meet the visitor’s eye, but it is the ladies that make the place truly rise to the level of greatness. Many of the ladies working in these clubs are gorgeous and may look like current or former models. With the demands of the clientele and with competitors on every block, proprietors and owners of these businesses are forced to create an atmosphere unlike others and that will beckon patrons to return. They do this through beautiful dancers, high-class food and drink, and an environment that is welcoming and pampering. These are the aims of many clubs in LA, and many of the area gentlemen’s clubs surpass the expectations of any visitors. They have made it a mission to escalate decor and features to the extreme, promoting an adult playground type of setting, where those entering through the door feel as though they have escaped to a magical place.

Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms Review

March 26th, 14   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms

The plastic container for all of the condoms

The Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms is a large, plastic storage tub that’s filled with 40 individually-wrapped condoms. Each condom comes inside its own little mini cardboard box as well as in the standard condom wrapper. This assortment of condoms includes three Lifestyle condoms varieties: Pleasure Ribbed, Ultra-Lube Plus, and Ultra Sensitive. Pleasure Ribbed was designed for your partner’s pleasure, Ultra-Lube Plus includes extra lubricant, and the Ultra-Sensitive was created with the most minimalistic sensation possible. All of my condoms in my assorted package have an expiration date of September 2017, so they have quite a long ways before they need to be used.

Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms

Showing one row of condoms inside the box

The boxes are really simple to open. They have that “clear, cigarette-type wrapping on them”. Y’know, the one that comes with a simple “pull” that runs around the plastic to open up the box? My boyfriend says to mention that the same type of plastic is found on decks of cards. (I grew up with smoking parents, so I guess my mind went elsewhere). It isn’t hard to open, but if this is for personal use, definitely remove the plastic beforehand. It’s not hard to remove, but finding the “starting” point in the dark is not going to be worth the frustration. From there, the box just pulls apart with a simple pull-tab. The condom is in a standard-type wrapper – except it’s about half the size, so the condom is packaged in more of an “oval” shape versus the usual round shape that most condom packages are found in. This doesn’t make it more difficult to open, but it might look odd at first.

Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms

Showing some of the boxes inside the container

I’m still trying to figure out what the purpose of putting the condoms in boxes is. It makes them harder to carry around because it makes them larger, and they end up getting a lot more “squished” inside the boxes than if they were just “loose”. I suppose, if your partner would be worried that you punctured or harmed the condom, showing a sealed box might make them feel better, but there does have to be a certain point where you go “Huh, maybe I shouldn’t be having sex with a person who I have to ask that of…”, and I think that might be that moment. The boxes are kinda cool, but for personal use, I think most people are going to find that they’ll open the individual boxes and pull out the condoms and just store those. Fighting with the box PLUS the condom in the heat of the moment is more than needs to be done. On the plus-side, if you were giving out condoms at any sort of event or sex party, this type of packaging might make your guests feel more confident because of the box. So I suppose that IS a good use for them.

Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms

Showing the tiny boxes and how small they are compared to my thumb

The Ultra-Lube Plus condoms weren’t our favorites from this set. Unfortunately, they seem to be designed to be tighter than usual – in fact, for my average-sized partner, they were tight enough to leave marks on the penis after use. It’s just so tight that we really won’t be ever using them again after the first two that we’ve tried. The Ultra-Lube Plus claim is pretty good, though – the condom comes with more lubricant on it than a standard condom does. However, the condom does claim that the lubricant “won’t dry out”, and that claim wasn’t quite so accurate. The lubricant dried up just as fast as most condom’s lubrication, so while there definitely was more lubricant to start off with, if you tend to need frequent applications of lube, you’ll probably still need them with this condom as well. All-in-all, this is a condom we won’t be revisiting – mostly because of the tight, fit issue.

Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms

Showing how each individual condom is wrapped

The Lifestyles Pleasure Ribbed was an okay choice. As with the Ultra Lube Plus, it seems to have a pretty tight and snug fit that makes it more uncomfortable to wear. Unfortunately, the textured ribbing isn’t particularly pleasurable either, so this one is, all-around, just not a particularly great condom. We’ll pretty much be giving away all of the remaining ones to friends that are interested.

The Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive are the saving grace of this set – and easily the best condom out of this. I’m not sure why, but they seem to have a much larger, much more comfortable fit than the other two. Compared to average condoms, he also reports that they have a more sensitive feel to them. I’m not sure if this is because these condoms seem to be less tight than standard condoms or if it’s the design of the condom itself, but hey – more pleasure is always a good thing! These don’t have a ton of lubricant, so they will require adding your own lubricant if you find that lube tends to dry up on you. They’re awesome enough that I’ll be buying a full box of these!

Overall, I have to wonder what the idea behind the included boxes was. I see it working for some people particularly well, but I’m not sure it works quite as well for individuals as it would for a party-type setting. However, if you want to give three types of Lifestyles a try and are okay with the individual boxes, the Lifestyle Singles Assorted Condoms works just like a little plastic bin of condoms that you can grab whenever you want. Which is pretty awesome. Thanks to Adam & Eve for providing these assorted condoms for my Lifestyles Singles Assorted Condoms review.