Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar Review

August 16th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »

 

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Designed for the pink-lover in anyone, the Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar is a bright and colorful alternative to standard black posture collars. Made from leather with plush padding on the interior side, this collar comes equipped with three D-rings and a locking buckle fastener. The collar has a 3″ width for optimal posture correction with a length of 16.5″.

This posture collar comes with minimal packaging. It will have a small tag attached to it, and Bondage Bunnies does a fantastic job packaging it – will come laying flat in an appropriately-sized box to ensure you receive your new pink collar is the best condition possible. Continuing to store it laid flat with no pressure on the padding would be best, but most people don’t have that amount of space available for a two-foot-long collar.

The first thing you’ll notice about the collar after you remove the tags is how well-made this collar is. This isn’t a cheap-feeling collar. The leather is reinforced in multiple places. The padding feels nice and fluffy along the interior of the collar. The holes in the buckle area are well cut. The entire collar seems to stand stiffly for optimal posture use. The D-rings are well sewn-on and don’t seem to be coming off anytime soon. The leather feels soft and nicely conditioned against the skin. It has a nice slickness to it. And of course, the pink leather is extremely vibrant and looks very feminine.

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Very sturdy locking buckle

When it comes to bondage possibilities, this collar offers three separate D-rings. Each one of these D-rings is firmly attached to the collar with two sets of rivets and strong, thick leather. The center D-ring is right along the throat area with the two D-rings slightly off to the sides. It’s quite symmetrical and offers enough D-rings to do a leash and two cuffs or many other bondage possibilities.

Speaking of bondage options, the single buckle that fastens the collar is of a locking design. The locking mechanism includes a small, see-through circular hole. This hole allows you to slide a small lock (not included) into the buckle which will effectively lock the collar onto the wearer. If you choose not to lock the collar, the buckle still functions as a regular buckle. All of the pre-cut holes are nicely pre-cut, and the buckle slides through nicely. While it might take a bit of pressure the first couple times you use a particular hole, it starts to loosen up relatively quickly which makes putting on this pink posture collar a whole lot smoother.

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

High-quality construction

Like any posture collar, this collar does as advertised. It will force the wearer to continually look straight ahead. This collar doesn’t fall short on that job just because it’s pink. Both the top and the bottom of the width of the collar have been reinforced with thicker leather to ensure that it makes it uncomfortable for the wearer to look to the sides or look down. It WILL dig into the skin if you do – and that’s what it’s designed to do. To reduce any potential discomfort, make sure the wearer has fully extended their neck before putting on the collar. That gets the collar into the right position in the first place.

As far as comfort goes, while no posture collar is going to be entirely comfortable (as the entire idea to make the person unable to move their head), this collar does a great job of comfort through the padding. While this does make the collar warmer to wear (and you’ll definitely notice the cool breeze of non-collar wearing after you remove the collar), it keeps the collar from pressing too uncomfortably against the neck. The padding especially seems to help if a partner is using the collar with a leash. It reduces a lot of pressure on various areas of the neck that get “tugged” on as the leash pulls onto the collar.

Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar

Showing the thickness of the padding

However, as mentioned, the padding does cause the collar to feel a bit warmer, so I wouldn’t recommend this for all-day wear in a hot dungeon. It will start to feel itchy and uncomfortable after awhile unless the collar is removed and the area is wiped down with some chilled water on a regular basis.

When it comes to keeping this collar clean, you’ll want to do your best to ensure that it doesn’t get too dirty in the first place. As it’s made from leather, you don’t want to use harsh dish soaps on the material to avoid harming it. Instead, use a slightly damp washcloth and wipe down the leather material. Make sure you allow it to dry. You could also use leather cleaner and conditioner if you’d like. For storage, laying it entirely flat would be optimal, but if you want it to slowly adjust to your neck size, you may want to occasionally leave it fastened (but empty) at the size of your own neck. Be aware this may start to leave irreversible creases in the leather over time, though.

Overall, if you want a different color than the usual black for bondage items and you want something that’s affordable and good quality, the Rough Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar is going to be fantastic. You can lock it (if you want) and attach lots of other items (if you want). It might get a little warm if worn for too long, but it’s comfortable for leading someone around and does a fantastic job of keeping someone’s head facing entirely straight. I’d definitely recommend it. Thanks to Bondage Bunnies for providing this feminine posture collar for my Rouge Garments Pink Padded Posture Collar review.

Explore the World of ABDL through the Tykables Midwest-Based Location

August 02nd, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »

Tykables Illinois IL ABDL Diaper Store

If you pay attention to the news, you’ll occasionally see fetish-related content making itself into mainstream news. Whether it’s someone caught doing kinky things in public or a new BDSM club moving into the area, mainstream news likes to keep up on some of the “kinkier” sides of sexuality. The last couple of months, you might have heard about the diaper store, Tykables, run out of Mount Prospect, Illinois.

A Chicago suburb, this moderately-sized town now features a small, unmarked storefront (with frosted glass windows) that houses the company Tykables. A diaper production company that focuses on the adult baby aspect of diaper-wearing, their new location amazes you from the first step you take in it. Doubling as a decorated pick-up location and an office, the front-half of the store functions as a giant, adult-sized nursery. From the color scheme to the wall molding (strategically placed half-way up the wall designed to make you feel “small”), it’s clear that attention was paid to the tiny details for a more realistic experience.

The decoration isn’t where the nursery aspect ends. In fact, throughout the entire front-half of the location, you’ll find adult-sized childhood favorites such as a giant crib, a huge rocking horse, a home-made high-chair, a large play mat, and a bouncer. While the store doesn’t allow public use of the items, they take advantage of the look and feel of the area to better promote their line of Tykables items and adult diapers – and it certainly provides a comfortable, smiling atmosphere if you choose to pick up your diaper order here.

Tykables Illinois IL ABDL Diaper Store

Tykables Illinois IL ABDL Diaper Store

Tykables Illinois IL ABDL Diaper Store

Speaking of their items, Tykables currently has their solo, flagship (and well-loved) disposable overnight diaper. Believing that the diaper can be done better, Tykables started off as the “Snuggies Waddler”. (in fact, if you look around, you can still find some of the older packaging around. Rebranded as “Tykables”, the company believes that wearing diapers is as much about the experience as about the diaper itself. Tykables was the first adult baby diaper on the market to feature the fun, well-designed packaging that you see – most diapers only come in plain white bags. The Tykables Overnight diaper also offers a smaller measurement window. While other diapers may fit a wider variety of body types, it leaves a lot of excess plastic and may not lead to a good fit; Tykables believes in having a smaller measurement span to ensure that the diaper will fit well for the body size that it’s designed for. (How many people can actually find “One Size Fits All” clothing that actually works great with their body type? That’s the Tykables approach) With a practical use capacity of 4,000ml (135 ounces), these diapers offer a longer-term wearing experience that many diaper wearers are looking for.

Continuing to want to do better and better for people who are into ABDL, the company has plans on the horizon for all sorts of new products. Expect a new line of adult-sized clothing (including polo onesies!) as well as the return of their daytime Tykables design and more. The company believes there is room to improve current ABDL offerings for high-quality and durable items that will enhance the ABDL experience. The company wants to make things that people can afford – and that people will smile about buying.

Despite the current mainstream new’s take on the store, I found out that the support from the community has been more-than-great. Council members regularly stop into the store for a pleasant chat, and the owner says he’s been surprised by how many community members seem more curious about the store (and what it represents) than upset.

For those unfamiliar with the kinky aspects of diaper wearing, most of the wearers fall into two categories: diaper lovers or adult babies. While diaper lovers enjoy wearing diapers purely for the sensations (and may not be interested in roleplaying), adult babies enjoy the roleplaying aspect that goes alongside the diaper wearing. Entire other articles focus on the reasoning behind adult baby play, but needless to say, it’s entirely separate from anything to do with biological children. People who wear diapers may enjoy actually using the diaper for its intended purpose – or some people just enjoy wearing the diaper without any intention of using it. It’s a wide, varied community.

Tykables Illinois IL ABDL Diaper Store

I’m just glad to see that non-mainstream kinks are making their way into stores and conversations. Tykables has been surprised by all of the press they’ve received – and even impressed by how positive some of it has been. While a couple of news outlets have chosen to focus on the complaints of a few community members (despite the acceptance from the community as a whole), other news outlets have taken an informative and curious approach towards what the company offers – and what their customers are into.

If you’re interested in Tykables for yourself, the company ships out orders from their online store as well. You can easily pick up a two-diaper sample pack to give things a try.

Tykables Illinois IL ABDL Diaper Store

MEO.de 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Butt Plug Review

July 21st, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
MEO.de 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Butt Plug

MEO.de 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Butt Plug. Size Large.

Available in a variety of sizes, the 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring was designed for long-term wear to stretch out the anal area. Offered in six different designs, this plug is made from sturdy, relatively light high-grade aluminum alloy. The metal material offers a comfortable material that doesn’t absorb lubricant. The pictured butt plug is the size Large (fourth largest size) at a 1.4″ internal diameter, 2.8″ diameter at the largest point, and a length of 3.5″. All of the measurements are clearly displayed on the product website.

Designed to easily offer progression for those who want visibly larger results, the 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Plug is offered for all anal experience levels. The plugs are available from XS sizing all the way up to XXL sizing. MEO.de offers a Small/Medium/Large multi-item set, but for all the rest of the sizes, they have to be purchased separately. The sizes range from a diameter of 1″ all the way up to a diameter of 3″. Like I said, easily a size available for everyone of all levels.

Do be aware that the plug is made from a very firm, very rigid material, so don’t assume the plug will squish or have any give during insertion to help with inserting. Choose a plug that works well for your experience level.

The design of the 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Plug leaves the butt open. With the hole through the center of the plug, you could do devious things with the plug. Not only could you use it for scientific curiousity, but it could be used for liquids, applying deep lube, or other bodily fluids. It also can just be used for humiliation/degradation purposes; it’s really up to you.

Showing the hole through the plug MEO.de 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Butt Plug. Size Large.

Showing the hole through the plug MEO.de 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Butt Plug. Size Large.

When wearing the 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring, it tends to be most comfortable to sit down on padded surfaces. While it won’t kill or cause pain to sit on hard surfaces like dining room chairs, padded ones tend to be a bit nicer to the unforgiving metal of the plug. Sticking to couches, padded seats, and bedding if you’re planning on using this plug regularly helps keep the plug feel “effortlessly not there” versus a noticeable pressure with your body weight.

The biggest thing you really need to be aware of when using the 24/7 Stretching Ring is the size. While you’re using this as a stretching butt plug, you need to be able to get the plug into the body in the first place. The tip has a very slight tapering, but for the most part, it’s going to start large and get slightly larger. With the rigid metal, the most important aspect is selecting a plug that’s a comfortable-enough size for you to take it easily. Slowly going from smaller plugs to the larger plugs is the best method, but if not, consider warming up with some of your other toys or fingers to be able to slide in this butt stretching plug.

As is a concern with any type of rigid metal, you should be concerned about the smoothness of the material. You have no reason to be concerned with this plug, though. The cut is extremely well-done. I don’t feel a single spot on this entire plug that concerns me. The only texture to the plug at all is on the retention area where the MEO logo can be found. It has no discernible texture during actual use, but you can feel it with your hands.

MEO.de 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Butt Plug

Hole goes entirely through the plug. Size Large.

So how well does this plug stay in? It’s beyond fantastic, actually. The design has clearly been tested and tested again. The plug has a nice, long retention area that keeps it in the butt reliably and without any concern about it slipping out.

As mentioned before, you will definitely want to know that your body can accept the plug’s larger size. It has a very, very slight taper along the edges, but it isn’t going to be nearly enough if you’re not already prepared and comfortable with a toy that size. It seems to slide in best with a nice warm-up of at-least the same size. (For a plug like this, four fingers can do that warm-up) The lubricant needs a bit of lubricant on the plug itself, but if you’ve been already using a lubed toy for most of the warm-up process, it doesn’t require much extra lube.

Speaking of lubrication, the initial lubrication (if you do a decent job) should be enough to get you through many hours of wear. If you start moving more into 24/7 or “all day” wear, you may want to take it out to reapply, but the material really doesn’t absorb lubricant, so things stay pretty slippery.

The oddest sensation about this plug is the feeling of being “held open”. It’s a new type of sensation for pretty much anyone – especially without wearing clothes, you’ll feel air and breeze in spots you’ve, well, never felt it before. The entire experience is pretty unique, and partnered with the fact that it acts as just a regular butt plug as well, it’s a unique anal plug experience for those that particularly love being stretched from plugs anyway.

Since the purpose of this plug is stretching, you’ll be happy to know that it accomplishes that well. Depending on the size, it’d be pretty easy to get a gape on some of the larger sizes.

As this plug is made from aluminum alloy, it’s extremely simple to clean. You’ll just want to use warm water and anti-bacterial soap. Make sure you’re thorough about cleaning the internal ring of the plug to ensure the plug stays clean. Avoid cleaning with any abrasive surfaces like scrubbers, though, to avoid harming the surface of your plug. Any type of lubricant is compatible with this plug, and I recommend using quite a bit of lubricant to ensure comfort. The plug can basically be stored any way you’d like; it holds its own shape, doesn’t collect dust, and is relatively small and easy to store. Again, I’d recommend against storing it near any sharp or scratchy objects, but otherwise, wherever you’d like.

Overall, the 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring Large was designed to easily help stretch out the butt for other activities – or just for fun. The material makes for a comfortable wearing session, and it doesn’t require too much lubricant reapplication. Multiple sizes make it easy to choose one that works for your skill level – just make sure you measure well as getting too large might be problematic. Thanks to MEO.de for providing this anal stretching butt plug for my 24/7 Anal Stretching Ring review.

5 Tips for Finding a Brick-and-Mortar Sex-Positive Sex Toy Store

July 21st, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »

FunFactory Bi STRONIC Fusion

I personally prefer to purchase any of my sex toys online. Especially as I live in a not-too-populated area, it can be hard to find a good, safe sex toy store that I want to visit on a regular basis that’s nearby. Going online gives me the ability to shop with sex-positive stores in a comfortable environment and lots of information.

However, I’ll admit that I’ve found some pretty amazing in-person stores before. They take a bit more digging to find the good ones, but when you do, they make you realize all of the excitement of walking into a toy store and walking out with a discreet, well-informed purchase. There’s something a lot more fun about being in a store with a bunch of other sex-positive people that’s just missing from the online shopping experience.

Finding a brick-and-mortar adult store doesn’t have to be impossible, though. Consider trying these avenues to find a better choice:

Ask Around: I hate to say it (especially in a world of readily available information online), but the best way to find a good sex toy store is by asking around. Not everyone hangs around in friend groups who would be comfortable answering this question, but knowing where your friends have had good/bad experiences can really help you figure out which sex shops might be worth visiting.

Look on Review Sites: As a substitution, you can always look online at review websites. While you might find a similar lack of online opinions as you’d find in real-life, the benefits of using online guides means that you can pull from opinions outside of your regular user group. For example, Yelp could help you figure out which San Francisco sex toy stores rate highest. When you’re done visiting the store, don’t forget to add your own opinion on websites like Yelp or Google Reviews. You might also want to check out bloggers lists’ of their favorite local shops including these lists of best sex shops in Toronto, best sex shops in Sydney, and best sex shops in London.

Head to the Nearest Populated City: Smaller cities are much less likely to have sex-positive and expansive toy stores. If you can afford the journey, consider looking in the nearest large city. You might find a reason to make a road trip a bit earlier than planned. Just make sure to do some online searching before you head into the city to have a good idea of your options for when you get there.

Don’t Judge By the Storefront – Too Much: Because of the age we live in, most sex toy storefronts may not look as glamorous as you’d like. Many cities place limitations on how extravagant a storefront may be. Instead, look at the surrounding area. Is it in a safe part of town? Does it look like they regularly clean the garbage off the property? It won’t give you much information, but it might give you a little peace of mind before walking into a store.

Bring a Friend! As a final tip, if you’re nervous, remember that you can always bring someone with you. Even if you’re single, you can still bring along a good friend – almost every friend will be happy to come along if you tell them why you’re nervous.

Of course, while you’re at it, don’t forget to peruse some of my how to buy sex toys guides to have a good outline for what you’re looking for in the store when you get there!