Tantus Wham Bam Silicone Paddle Review

April 19th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Tantus Wham Bam Silicone Paddle

Tantus Wham Bam Silicone Paddle

Made of 100% Ultra-Premium silicone, the Wham Bam Paddle by Tantus offers a different spanking experience compared to traditional leather paddles. With a diameter of 2″ and a length of 15″, this is a long and flexible paddle that’s eco-friendly and entirely non-porous. It has the Tantus “Satin” finish – which means that it’s extremely soft and your fingers glide over the material when you touch it.

Unlike standard paddles, the Tantus Wham Bam paddle is very flexible. This is due to the silicone. It feels like the entire paddle is made of 100% silicone. It doesn’t feel like the silicone is “covering” any other material. Being made purely from silicone allows it to be pretty flexible. As you can see from the photos, the paddle will “droop” when just held. It has quite a bit of flexibility, and it easily folds back onto itself. That’s not standard for paddles, but it still makes a very potent paddle.

Cleanliness is something I’m always concerned about with kink play. Most paddles are not made from a material that can be thoroughly sterilized for use with multiple people. This paddle can be. Made from pure silicone, it can be sterilized with a water and bleach solution or by boiling. (I’m lazy, and I prefer boiling) The point is, you can use this with multiple partners without worrying about what bacteria or problems your paddle might be hiding from your last play session. Responsible BDSM is good BDSM.

Tantus Wham Bam Silicone Paddle

How unrigid the paddle is

When it comes to use, this bad boy HURTS. This Tantus silicone paddle was really designed for some intensity – and it delivers. Because of the flexible design, you get a lot of “ouch” nearest the tip. Even using the paddle softly will cause an intense sensation purely because the paddle is particularly weighty – it lands with a “thud”. You definitely want to work up to more intense hits with this one – even light hits feel painful. I’d really recommend this paddle for people who already know they enjoy stingy spankings – because this definitely has the ability to be stingy, draw blood, and leave bruising if you’re rough.

Tantus Wham Bam Silicone Paddle

Showing the Tantus Wham Bam Silicone Paddle handle shape

Even if you’re spanking a larger butt or area, the paddle actually covers quite a bit of area. It’s not like those smaller paddles that can only hit half of the butt at once. Instead, it actually will cover a good chunk of the butt – even for plus-sized girls or guys. The paddle has a spanking surface of about a foot which is easily enough space to cover an entire cheek.

At the same time, you need to be aware of how long it is and plan accordingly. Because the paddle’s material is flexible, it means you have to be worried about “wrap around”. You don’t want to strike at a particular area – and find that the tip gained momentum and is going to hit at an entirely unintentional area. That’s not good for anyone. This is the reason that I’d really say that this paddle is for more advanced users. A rigid paddle doesn’t present “surprises” like that while a paddle like this one requires a bit more skill and forethought to cause exactly the type of pain you’re looking for.

Before trying things on a human being, consider trying things on yourself first. It will give you a good idea about how the paddle feels, and you’ll know what to expect from the length and flexibility. If nothing else, make sure to start off lightly with a person if you’re still new to the paddle.

Tantus Wham Bam Silicone Paddle

Tantus silicone paddle

Grasping this paddle isn’t the most comfortable. The handle has more of a square-like design than a circular one like most handles you’d expect. I imagine it’s easier to make this shape instead of a circle. However, for long spanking sessions, the grip can get to be a little uncomfortable and require multiple repositionings. It’s not horrible, but it’s not quite as comfortable as it could be. I found myself regularly readjusting my grip on the paddle for more comfort.

Since this paddle is made from a single piece of large silicone, cleaning is an absolute treat. There are no crevices. There are no small areas to get at. Just a large, high-quality piece of silicone. Use warm water and antibacterial soap for regular cleanings, or you can sterilize with a water and bleach solution or boiling. The paddle dries relatively quickly, and you don’t have to be too careful about cleaning procedures. It’s a pretty forgiving paddle. Bodily fluids or lubricants won’t bother it, and while it does have a small temporary hanging cord on it from the packaging, you can lay it around for storage too. Just don’t lay it in any position that bends the paddle to avoid putting creases in your toy.

Overall, the Tantus Wham Bam paddle is a fantastic addition to any kinksters toybox. I would mostly recommend it for people who are familiar and experienced with spanking because it requires a bit more know-how and care than standard paddles. At the same time, however, it offers a body-safe and non-porous material that can thoroughly be cleaned between partners. Just be careful: it can definitely provide a bit of a sting! Thanks to Tantus for providing this silicone paddle for my Tantus Wham Bam silicone paddle review.

Genuinely New Orgasm Technology: Womanizer W100 Review

April 03rd, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Womanizer W100

Womanizer W100

Guys, I’m not going to lie: the first time I saw this thing, I made fun of it. Until the Womanizer vibrator showed up on my doorstep, I still made fun of it. Look at it! It represents a lot of things I really, really dislike about the sex toy industry. It looks semi-clinical (a fact they seem to try to have masked via really odd color schemes), it costs a decent amount of change, it claims it can make women orgasm in less than a minute, the name is obnoxious, and it has a GEM on it, for gods-sakes!

Despite all that, it has been receiving good reviews, so when the makers of Womanizer offered me on of their W100 vibes to review, I thought I’d take them up on it. And…wow. This, legitimately, offers a different type of pleasure than any other vibrator has done. This, legitimately, could make (aroused) women orgasm in less than a minute. THIS, legitimately, seems genuinely designed for how most women like clitoral orgasms.

Womanizer W100

Womanizer W100 comes with a nice, sturdy case

You see, instead of the standard “let’s place a flat object on the clit and make it vibrate” ideal that most vibrators aspire to, the Womanizer uses the power of air pressure for pleasure. Sounds meh, huh? Well, it isn’t. You know that “when he sucks on my clit” recommendation that most women give? This toy does that. It literally makes a small suction around the clitoral, gently tugs on the clitoris, AND adds extra vibrations to boot! It’s basically everything most women claim they want in oral sex.

Womanizer W100

Profile view of the Womanizer W100

The vibrator claims it can move women to orgasm in less than 60 seconds. That is a tall order to full considering most experts say that most women need about 20 minutes of stimulation. That’s…not entirely inaccurate. This is literally the only sex toy I can claim that, used exactly as described, had me orgasming from non-arousal to orgasm within 5 minutes – on the LOWEST setting. When the toy already has a “head start”, it takes less than 3. For women who are already turned on and very aroused, I don’t see 60 seconds as being unreasonable. And that’s impressive.

Womanizer W100

How the Womanizer W100 charges

The vibrator works pretty simply: you spread the labia and press the “hole” of the suction cup design right onto the clitoris. It doesn’t make a tight seal or pull uncomfortably or anything. It’s a very gentle sensation. Depending on how much pressure you like, you can leave the toy pressed hard against the body – or the Womanizer vibrator provides a different intensity when you lift it slightly away from the body – causing the suction to pull a bit more firmly. NEVER does it get “stuck” there like a suction cup; it provides suction via the air in the toy more than an actual, suction-cup seal. Don’t be worry about a painful experience.

Even if you’re new to vibrators, you won’t have any issue using this one. Power button turns the vibrator on or can be held to turn the vibrator off. The giant gem button (*grumble*) can be pressed to increase the power intensity. Only steady vibration intensities on the Womanizer – and it works really well for it. The button placement is amazing. It was easy to access the buttons as needed but never did I accidentally hit the gem when I didn’t mean to.

Womanizer W100

Womanizer W100

As for the power, the Womanizer W100 has a decent power range. You *might* find yourself wishing for a couple extra intensities on the stronger range, but even the lowest intensity can work just fine. The lowest intensity feels genuinely pretty soft while the highest one couples the vibrations and suction pretty well. I would still like a couple extra power levels, but the ones it provides are more-than-sufficient. Just call me spoiled. ;)

Like the instructions claim, the vibrator is nearly-silent as well. Keep in mind, it loses a LOT of the sound when you have the “suction cup” correctly positioned. Until you do, it’s definitely audible, so if sound is a concern, position the vibrator before you try to turn it on. That being said, when it’s correctly positioned, the lowest setting can’t be heard over the whirring of my laptop fan. The highest setting is hard to hear over a television. This toy definitely has “discretion” down as long as you keep the suction cup well-placed.

Womanizer W100

Texture on the back of the Womanizer W100 to help with gripping

This toy won’t actually just got in a box for storage. I’m going to keep it on my desk or easily-accessible. Coming from a woman that owns thousands of sex toys, that’s a HUGE compliment. Only a scattering of those make it onto such a “revered” category.

That being said, the aesthetic design still hasn’t grown on me. Out of all of the options, I’m most in-love with this black/red tattoo design, but some of the other color designs come off as downright gaudy. (To each their own, though, right?) It looks like their Womanizer Pro model (which looks more like a flat, hand-held clitoral toy) aims to improve their original design concept and help the toy look a bit less clinical.

Some refinement on the English-speaking marketing of the toy would have been great. The instructions are from clearly-translated-from-another language which makes some of the phrasing confusing. The same can be said from their website. It’s a small improvement that could have a lot more English-speakers feeling like the vibrator was truly worth the price tag.

Womanizer W100

Packaging of the Womanizer W100

The Womanizer W100 was designed with cleaning in mind. The tip of the Womanizer pulls off entirely, and it’s made of silicone, so it’s really simple to clean. Just use warm water and anti-bacterial soap, and you’ll have a good, thorough clean. If you’d rather, though, it could be sterilized by boiling or with a water/bleach solution. Don’t forget to use a wet washcloth and use soap to wipe down the Womanizer itself. The tip tends to get the majority of any bodily fluids, but some can still get on the plastic toy itself.

As a sidenote for cleaning, I’d love to see a non-white vibrator tip. A colored tip that matched the vibrator body might help the toy seem a bit less clinical. I’d also like to see differently-sized replacement heads. The Womanizer could come with the standard head, but I’m sure some women could do better with a smaller or larger head. Offering a wider selection might work for people with non-average bodies.

Once your done with your toy, the Womanizer can be packed up pretty well with its included storage option. The included case is pretty useful, actually. It’s a hard-shell plastic case with a zipper, and it includes mesh, see-through storage pouches. It easily stores the Womanizer itself as well as the charging cable and still has quite a bit of extra room. If you wanted to store other sexual accessories (like lube) in here, it’d easily fit. More toys probably wouldn’t fit well, though.

Curious about the standard stuff? Well, the Womanizer W100 is purely designed for clitoral stimulation. Using its Air technology partnered with vibrations, it’s designed for orgasmic pleasure in all women. It charges via a charging port at the bottom that uses a USB cable. The head of the vibrator is made from silicone while the body of the Womanizer is made from plastic. The toy is phthalate-free, and the Womanizer is splashproof but NOT waterproof, so don’t take it underwater. The toy includes the Womanizer W100 itself, a spare removable head, a zippered case, the USB charging cable, and an instruction manual that includes tons of languages.

Maybe this isn’t my favorite “iteration” of this type of toy, but I honestly think the world would be a better place if all sex toys started to follow the stimulation model that the Womanizer sets. The pressure in such a pinpoint way coupled with the vibrations makes for a vibrator that will genuinely be able to get most women off without much of a problem – and relatively quickly too. It’s easy to use, feels luxurious, offers a wide enough range of intensities to please most people, and most importantly, gets you off really well! Check out the Womanizer W100 straight from Amazon.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo Review

March 23rd, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

If the idea of pegging or other strap-on fun appeals to you, the FunFactory ShareVibe may be a double-ended dildo option that you consider. Made from medical-grade silicone, this double-ended toy features a rechargeable and waterproof vibrating bullet in a cavern towards the end that makes the entire toy vibrate! The bullet features 5 speeds of vibration, and it can be removed from the ShareVibe itself for easy cleaning and solo use. The FunFactory ShareVibe is available in purple, pink, and a vanilla color. One end of this vibrator slides into the penetrating partner which leaves the long, dildo-like end to penetrate another person.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

Holding up the vibrator JUST by the vaginal attachment. Shows how not-droopy the toy is.

Like most FunFactory vibrators, this double-ended pegging dildo is well-packaged. It comes in a well-built cardboard box with a slipcover that explains the toy and the toy’s features. Inside the box, you’ll find the toy itself, instructions for the toy, and the charging cable. The box is sturdy enough that you could use it for storage if you wanted.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

Showing the magnetic charging port

I think the ShareVibe by FunFactory is the first of its kind. I don’t think I’ve actually seen any other double-ended, shareable dildos designed with vibrations that are wireless and entirely rechargeable. Tantus offers their RealDoes and Feeldoes with bullet holes that bullet vibrators can be slipped into, but those bullets are battery powered as well. While I would have loved to see FunFactory build the vibrations right into the toy itself, I still like the design they went with.

Like most double-ended dildos, the FunFactory ShareVibe has two ends – one that’s supposed to be inserted into the “penis wearer” with the other that gets inserted into the “penis receiver”. The wearer’s end is about 4.5″ in length while the receiver’s part is slightly over 5″ in length. The wearer’s end is about 1.5″ in diameter while the receiver’s end is about 1.1″ in diameter. As with most FunFactory silicone toys, the silicone is a very-matte silicone. Your hand doesn’t glide over this material without lube – at all. For that reason, make sure both ends of the toy are really well-lubricated before you start trying to slide them into people. Even with a very turned-on female body, the matteness of the silicone definitely drags on the skin uncomfortably.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

Showing how thin the penis end is

Don’t forget that the FunFactory ShareVibe vibrator is rechargeable. It uses the Click’n'Charge system that a lot of FunFactory toys are known for. Featuring magnetic ports, the charger just “snaps” onto the magnetic areas of the bullet to charge it. The bullet vibrator lasts 90 minutes on a single charge. Just use the magnetic charger to charge it up again. The magnetic portion works decently well. It’s not perfect, but it stays connected unless you end up shoving the vibrator or the charger; it doesn’t disconnect randomly.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

Showing how the packaging looks

The “penis wearer” end is definitely a bit thicker than other types of similar toys. You’ll want to make sure to lubricate it nicely to get it to slide in well. Even if you’re already aroused, this matte silicone really does drag quite a bit, so extra lubricant will only make it more comfortable. At the same time, FunFactory has added a clitoral ridge near the base to add extra sensation for the wearer. This ridge is noticeably more pronounced than in their other toys – and more than in any other strapless strap-on dildo that I’ve used. It’s actually enough to grind on! (Which is rare!) You’ll need to find strap-on positions that allow you to grind on this area, but if you can find positions that work and you can get off from grinding against it, it would be possible to have orgasms while pegging someone else.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

Showing the button to control the vibrations

When it comes to whomever is getting to receive the “penetrating” end of this toy, they’ll have a good time. The dildo is surprisingly “average”. It’s about an inch in diameter which is slimmer than most human penises. The length is about 5″ in length which is about average in length compared to a human penis. This is a completely reasonable size that will work just fine for beginners to anal play. It may, however, feel a bit underwhelming if you plan on using this by sliding it into a vagina. The dildo has a slight curve to it, but it doesn’t seem to be specifically designed for g-spot or p-spot stimulation.

The vibrations are an interesting addition to this vibrator. While, as said before, I wish they went throughout the entire toy, but it works with the way it’s designed as well. The vibrations are mostly centered near that “joining spot” that joins the two ends together. If you find that the FunFactory ShareVibe’s clitoral spot joins up well with your own clitoris, that might be amazing. If you’re hoping to feel the vibrations at the tip of the dildo on either end, though, you’ll probably find yourself wanting. The vibrations are pretty buzzy, and they don’t go through the silicone with much intensity (aside from near that clitoral area – which will also be near the base of the dildo for pleasure for your partner when the dildo is fully inserted). The vibrations are a neat introduction to this vibe, but don’t quite expect the vibrations to be orgasm-inducing on their own. Don’t forget to adjust the vibrations before use. It can be a bit hard to get to the vibrator’s button during use – especially if you’re using a harness. Then it can become a big fuss.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

Showing the packaging for the FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

You’ll probably want to use the ShareVibe with a harness. It can definitely be used without one if you keep your thighs pushed tightly together to help keep the toy from slipping out. Unlike some of the older FunFactory strap-on silicone toys, this one actually does stay pointing “up” relatively well. It doesn’t droop. That being said, it is still made of silicone and a bit hefty, so unless you have insanely strong pelvic floor muscles or keep your thighs together, it can start to slip out during intercourse. A harness can help with that if you’re using the dildo in a position that leaves your thighs open – or you just don’t want to have to worry about it.

When it comes to cleaning, it’s easier to clean the dildo because the vibrator can be slid out of the toy. You’ll need to use warm water and antibacterial soap to clean both pieces – and don’t forget to get into the dildo’s vibrator cavern too. The pure-silicone half can be sterilized for further cleaning by using boiling or a water/bleach method. For lubricant, you’ll probably want to stick with water-based lubes. If you want to play with a silicone-based, make sure you do a small spot test before playing.

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

FunFactory ShareVibe Strap-On Dildo

Like lots of FunFactory silicone toys, be aware that their silicone does tend to attract a lot of fuzz and hair. No matter how you store it, it will probably need to be wiped clean with a washcloth before you can use it to get the fuzz off. The storage box, a satin bag, a plastic bag, stored in a drawer – all of them seem to produce fuzzies. Just get used to wiping it down before use.

Overall, the FunFactory ShareVibe is a neat change to the FunFactory Share double-ended dildo line. It includes optional vibrations that can add a little something to the sensation, and the dildo doesn’t seem to “droop” like some of the other ShareVibe toys did. It has a long enough length for the receiving partner to get a good sensation without feeling long enough to uncomfortably “poke” in internal areas. The wearer’s end is a bit thick, but with some added lubricant, it’s definitely do-able and helps the dildo stay in a bit better. If you’re looking for a strap-on vibrator with rechargeable vibrations that stays in okay, offers more clitoral ridge stimulation than most, and doesn’t droop, the FunFactory ShaveVibe is a good choice. Thanks to FunFactory for providing this pegging double dildo for the FunFactory ShareVibe review.

TackySexToys.com Review

March 23rd, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »

TackySexToys is one of the new sex toy retailers on the market. Carrying over 17,000 toys, TackySexToys offers anal toys, bondage items, dildos, lubes and lotions, men’s toys, lingerie, and vibrators.

The website layout is decently-easy to shop. There are some design issues that have the website not displaying at times, but it doesn’t seem to be anything that affects functionality – just doesn’t look the best.

If you want to buy lingerie, TackySexToys is not the place to do it. Each individual size is listed as a separate item listing. This is perfect fine – except the listings aren’t labeled. For an item that is available in Small through 2XL, each size has its own listing, and you have to click through all of the listings to find your proper size. It’s a nightmare.

When it comes to some of the advice the website gives and the products they sell, you may want to be wary. The “anal lube” category recommends anal numbing lubricants to “make the experience better for you”. Some time with a sex educator (or having a sex educator help write their copy) may help them come across with better, more body-friendly advice.

On a brighter note, the copy and introduction for the “Transgender” products seemed particularly inclusive and gender-friendly, so that was a nice addition to their website.

TackySexToys is attempting to offer great prices, however. They offer their “Fair Price Pledge”. If you find the toy for cheaper at another store, they’ll do their best to match the price. If they can’t, they’ll still provide a 10% discount on the item. I don’t think I’ve heard of another similar price-matching pledge in the sex toy retail world.

It looks like it might be a fine place to shop, but it still has the growing pains that small, first-starting shops tend to have. Shop with caution, but I’m interested in seeing where their retail store goes.