HUM Smart Vibrator Review

November 26th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
HUM Smart Vibrator

HUM Smart Vibrator

If you’re ready to try adding advanced technology into your pleasure toybox, you’ll want to meet the new HUM vibrator. Built in the USA and entirely waterproof, this silicone vibrator offers wireless (truly wireless!) charging and responds-to-pressure vibrations. Available in multiple colors and fully rechargeable, this intelligent vibrator is about 7″ in length with a circumference of about 5″. The base of the vibrator is entirely flat, and the vibrator will sit up when placed on a flat surface.

HUM Smart Vibrator

HUM Smart Vibrator sits up great

Since I was sent an early copy, I can’t comment too much on the boxed packaging itself. However, the retail versions will come with a soft, satin carrying bag. HUM comes with instructional information, the wireless charging base, and the cord to charge the wireless base. Assuming it’s the same bag I was sent, it is large enough to store the vibrator, the base, and the charging cable, but it has a hard time fitting the cable-to-wall-outlet adapter.

HUM Smart Vibrator

Showing how the HUM Smart Vibrator sits on the charging base

“HUM” touts itself as a smart and intelligent vibrator. This is accomplished, in part, by its wireless charging capabilities and its responsive vibrational abilities. The HUM is a rechargeable toy that can be charged via any Qi wireless charging system – and it includes its own charging base as well. Along with that, the vibrations are actually connected to a intensity sensor along the shaft. The tighter the shaft is held around a mid-point around the shaft, the more intense the vibrations will be. Are your internal muscles squeezing tightly because you’re on the edge of orgasm? Then the HUM responds accordingly, and it vibrates even more strongly.

As far as I’m aware, HUM is the only vibrator of this type. I can’t think of any other vibrators that offer an instantly-adjusted vibration intensity based upon how strongly the shaft is gripped. There certainly isn’t any other vibrator on the market that charges wirelessly via the Qi wireless system.

HUM Smart Vibrator

Showing the vibrator charging on the base

The design of the silicone-material HUM vibrator lends itself well to its stream-lined, penetration-focused body. It looks similar to a straight-design vibrator. It has a few diameter changes throughout the body of the vibrator, but it’s still entirely straight. The vibrator is entirely rigid with no flexibility in it, and the silicone offers a little bit of plushiness to it – not much though. The tip is just as rigid as the rest of the vibrator. The silicone is a nice, silky-smooth silicone, and it glides so nicely against the skin. I’d still highly recommend using external lubricant before penetrating with this toy, though – it still takes a bit to get moving nicely in penetrated areas.

I have to admit that charging HUM is a pretty seamless process. If HUM is one of the few vibrators that you keep, you’re going to love this system. HUM charges via wireless system – much like some of the more-recent high-tech phones. Plug the charging base into an outlet or into a USB port, and then just place the vibrator onto the base, and it will charge. The base is really flat – as is the base of the vibrator – and as long as you don’t have any earthquakes, the vibrator sits on the base very easily. It charges perfectly like this; I didn’t have any issues with dead spots or weak connection. The vibrator can also be used with any other Qi wireless charging base (like if you have one with your phone).

HUM Smart Vibrator

Base of the HUM Smart Vibrator

Using HUM was designed to be intuitive. However, it still takes a little bit of getting used to the controls before you’ll feel comfortable always getting it to do what you want. Pressing and holding the HUM button will always turn the vibrator on or off. Once the vibrator is on, a quick press of the HUM button changes between the patterns on the vibrator. The HUM seems to default to the pressure-sensitive mode at a lower setting, so the vibrator has a lot of intensity to give you when squeezing happens around the center of the shaft. However, at any time, you can press the + or – buttons on the vibrator itself to increase or decrease the vibration intensity without needing to squeeze the toy. This is what you’ll end up doing if you prefer to use the vibrator for clitoral or other external use.

HUM Smart Vibrator

Control buttons on the HUM Smart Vibrator

Like any vibrator out there, the vibration intensity of this intelligent vibrator matters. With the dual motors, when inserted, you’ll get pleasure around the tip and around the center in particular. When using it for clitoral sensations, the vibrations are in the same spots. Both motors seem to be around the same intensity. Neither of the motors are particularly deep or powerful, but they aren’t particularly buzzy or surface vibrating either. I’d say they’re in the middle. For penetative vibrations, they should be more-than-enough for most users. If you’re hoping to use these vibrations for clitoral use regularly, however, you might find the intensity a bit lacking.

For those that enjoy clitoral sensations, the vibrator does appear to be equipped with some sort of gyroscope. The vibrator seems to be a little less dependent on the pressure sensitivity when the vibrator is held with the tip facing the found. I can’t tell you exactly the functions that the tilt seems to control as I’m still learning it myself, but it does seem to play a moderate role in how the vibrator functions.

Where HUM really shines is penetrative use. You certainly can use HUM as a clitoral vibrator, but you’re really going to miss out a good chunk of the vibrator’s features if you choose to do that. Where the HUM really is designed to shine is via penetration. Since one of the biggest features of this silicone vibrator is its ability to respond to how tightly the toy is gripped around the shaft, using it externally won’t activate that feature. However, once it’s slipped inside, once you can find its “sweet spot” (which may take a couple uses) where the sensors are in the vicinity of the muscles of the area you’re playing with, you’re going to find that this technically-advanced vibrating is rewarding and pleasurable.

HUM Smart Vibrator

Showing how thick the HUM Smart Vibrator is

As another sidenote, you can actually feel and hear the changes in the vibration intensity – even if you’re not the person who the vibrator is actually inside. It’s more of a subtle change, but if your partner is using the toy on you, they will definitely be able to feel as the vibrations ramp up with every clenching of your muscles. This adds another dimension to partner-play.

It’s worth mentioning that the entirety of the HUM’s shaft seems to be pressure sensitive. It seems to be most sensitive near the tip’s bulb and near the bulb near the center of the toy. If you prefer to only insert “just the tip”, the vibrator will seem to work for this. The only part that isn’t pressure sensitive is the base near the control buttons.

For my personal enjoyment, the HUM is not my type of dream vibrator. I’m not much for penetrative-only sensations, and the rigid tip of the vibe has poked me uncomfortably a couple times. However, I’m more of a clitoral girl, so I’m not their target audience for this one. With experiments anally on someone else, though, it worked particularly well – but the toy isn’t particularly anal-safe with its current design. I’d love to see HUM put some effort into a thicker, wider flare at the base for anal play as the pressure-responsive vibration intensities work just as well for butt play as they do for other types of penetration.

When it comes to cleaning this silicone beauty, you’re going to have a pretty easy time of it. Entirely waterproof and made of a single piece of silicone, the HUM vibrator is a breeze to clean. You only need to be careful to get around the raised edges of the control buttons near the base. Warm water and anti-bacterial soap will do the job particularly quickly, and make sure to avoid placing the vibrator on the charging base until the vibrator is entirely dry. If using lubricant with this vibe (which you’ll most-likely want to do with its material for penetration), you’re going to want to stick with water-based lubricant. Silicone-based could harm the HUM’s material.

Overall, if you’re a clitoral person, unless the wireless charging really has you going, this is probably not your ideal vibrator. It’s a good vibrator, but it probably won’t offer much outside of what a standard vibe could do for clitoral pleasure. However, if you’re one of those people that loves, enjoys, and possibly can even orgasm via penetration, you’re going to find a one-of-a-kind toy with the HUM vibrator. It’s well-built, offers technology that you really can’t find anywhere else, is easy to take care of, and has good vibrations to boot! Thanks to the creators of HUM for providing this smart vibrator for my Hum vibrator review.

Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand Review

November 12th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

If you’re looking for a wand massager that’s going to offer the strong vibrations without worrying about the long cord attached to the wall, the Lust Silicone Wand is an option for you. Rechargeable and made from silicone, this massager is 7.75″ in length and offers multiple speeds and patterns. Much smaller in size than most wand massagers, this massager is entirely rechargeable – which means you don’t have to worry about being connected to a wall outlet when you want to use it.

The Lust Silicone Wand comes in some pretty standard packaging; the vibrator will be contained in a sturdy cardboard box. The outside of the box isn’t discreet, but it does provide a lot of information about the wand. It’s a nicely-squared box that will be pretty easy to wrap with gift wrap if giving the vibrator as a gift. The box also includes a drawstring storage bag and the charging cable.

Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

Size of this pink wand massager

The first thing you’ll notice about this pink wand massager is the design. I’m actually really fond of this design. For one, the pink silicone portion is all one large piece of silicone. This means you don’t have to worry about cracks or crevices; it’s just one simply-smooth piece to clean. Along with that, the handle of the vibrator offers a lattice-like design that’s very surface-depth – but it also offers a bit of texture that makes it easier to hold the vibrator. The entire handle is very rigid, and for the most part, this vibrator is light-weight and relatively easy to handle compared to other bulkier wand massagers. It has a slight feminine/soft look to it, and I just generally like how it looks.

Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

Takes a lot of pressure to get the head to bend this much

One of the headlining features of the Lust Silicone Wand is its rechargeability. This vibrator features a plug at the base of the massager that’s plugged into the charging cable that comes with the toy. The cable is a USB-charging cable, but it also comes with a wall adapter (much like cell-phone USB cables). The backlit buttons will glow red while the wand massager is charging, and it goes out when the massager is done charging. I haven’t specifically measured how long it takes to charge, but I know it was done within 2 hours. It has also lasted 5+ play sessions on that single charge, so it seems to have a decent battery life on it. The charging cable inserts really easily into the charging socket, and it was never a fight to get things charged. (As a note, the included storage bag is not quite large enough to hold both the massager AND the massager’s required charging cable. That’s slightly frustrating)

The controls for this pink wand massager tend towards the simplistic side. There’s a power button, an intensity button, and a patterns button. Each one of these three buttons is very easy to press and covered in the same smooth layer of silicone that the rest of the wand is. In what is probably the neatest control design ever, the “intensity” button actually doesn’t reset from the beginning once you reach the end of the vibration intensities. It actually steps back DOWN. Then back up when it reaches the bottom. For example, let’s say the vibration intensities are numbered. With that in mind, when you press the button, the intensity will go from: 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. You get the idea. This is a wonderful idea for those people who accidentally want a bit more power at the highest setting, and attempt to get it, and end up getting the lowest setting instead as the vibrator doesn’t have any other further levels to offer.

Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

How the wand recharges

As another note about the control structure, the Lust Silicone Wand also is backlit by a red light underneath the buttons when the vibrator is on. When on steady vibration patterns, the lights just stay lit. Making it easy to control as a partner however, when using the patterns, the red light will blink to match the pattern that the vibrator is currently turned on to. If you’re using this wand to pleasure someone else, this gives you a fantastic idea of what setting you’re currently on.

Like every wand massager, what’s important is the power of the vibrations. Most people purchase wand massagers to enjoy the powerful vibrations, and the Lust Silicone Wand is no different. While it doesn’t quite rival the strength of the Hitachi Magic Wand, it certainly isn’t weak. I’d say that you’re looking at 60% of the strength that the Hitachi can provide. As the Hitachi can be TOO powerful for some people, I’d say that this strength level may be exactly what some people need.

The vibrations are still nice and deep and rumbly, and they are entirely focused on the head of the toy. When using the wand, the handle doesn’t make the hands feel numb – the vibrations seem to be primarily felt in the head of the wand. When it comes to the noise level, expect that it could easily be heard outside of a closed door in a quiet home. Watching TV or playing some music will help mask the sound, but it isn’t entirely quiet. It is, however, much quieter than the Hitachi, so if discretion was an issue, this one will be a better choice.

Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

Three control buttons on the wand

The Lust Silicone Wand also offers a flexible head. However, the head isn’t “too” flexible. It takes quite a bit of force to make the head of the vibrator move, and when it does, the vibrations maintain their current intensity. This is a complaint I have with a lot of wand massagers: when the head of the vibrator gets bent, the vibrations suffer. That’s not the case with this wand.

As a sidenote, I’m not particularly fond of the company’s name. I hate the idea of vibrators and other sex toys being “Battery Operated Boyfriends”. You can use vibes inside of healthy relationships and alongside your partner – not just as a “replacement” for a boyfriend.

Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

Packaging for the Pink BOB Lust Silicone Wand

As the vibrator is NOT waterproof, you’ll want to take particular care when washing your sex toy. The DC port for charging the vibrator is located at the base of the vibe, so when cleaning, take special care to avoid getting any water near that port. Using warm water and anti-bacterial soap should clean up the vibrator pretty easily, though. You’ll want to take special care near the head of the toy. If you plan on using lubricant with this one, make sure to choose some water-based lube. When it comes to storage, the toy isn’t particularly picky, so you can store it however you please – just make sure not to lose the charging cable that comes with the vibe!

Overall, if you’re looking for a cord-free alternative to the Hitachi Magic Wand that still offers quite a bit of power to hit your orgasm, the Lust Rechargeable Body Wand may be a good choice. It has a gorgeous, body-safe design that’s easy to clean, is quieter than the Hitachi, and is entirely rechargeable. While it doesn’t offer quite the same intensity of vibrations, the user-friendly controls, the freedom to use it wherever, and the intensity adjustment makes it a great choice for a lot of people. Unless you require every ounce of power that the Hitachi Magic Wand can provide, I’d say that this is a great choice. Thanks to Pink B.O.B. for providing this rechargeable wand massager for my Lust Silicone Wand review.

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve Review

November 01st, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

If you’re looking for a male masturbation toy that requires minimal clean-up, Fifi is where it’s at. The Fifi is a male masturbation sleeve with a twist – before every use, you slide in a disposable liner. After you’re done, take out the liner and throw it away – no clean-up required! At 7.75″ in length with a diameter of 3.5″ when wrapped up, Fifi is made primarily from Polyester with some added Spandex and strips of Velcro. Fifi is available in multiple color options, and the interior disposable insert sleeves are untextured (though the company is working on textured options). (ALLERGY ALERT: The Fifi disposable sleeves are made from latex, so if you have a latex allergy, be aware of that.)

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

How the masturbation sleeve looks when set up

This reusable easy clean male masturbation sleeve comes in some pretty basic packaging. The Fifi male masturbation sleeve comes in a plastic, clear cylinder that shows off the Fifi itself. It’s barely larger than the toy, so it works fantastically for storage if you want to keep it in the packaging. All of the disposable Fifi sleeves come in individually-wrapped foil packages – almost like giant condoms. They can be unwrapped right before each use.

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

Individually-wrapped Fifi sleeves

You’ll find that this male masturbation sleeve has a unique design compared to other toys. Instead of just slipping your penis into the Fifi itself, the Fifi includes an interior liner that’s changed after every use. This interior liner makes it simple to clean up afterwards – it catches any lubricant or ejaculate, and it just gets tossed away. No cleaning of the Fifi is required. As other male masturbation sleeves may require a good, thorough cleaning (which can be a pain) and then being left out to dry to avoid dangers of mold (which may not be discreet), the Fifi offers a very different design compared to your average toy.

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

Rolled up Fifi without an interior sleeve

This male masturbation sleeve, similar to other types of household items, will require purchase of regular new liners. This is its strength and possibly a weakness for you. The disposable aspect allows you to easily use and toss the liner after use – virtually no clean-up for you and an outer sleeve that can last forever! However, at the same time, you’ll need to repurchase liners to continue to use the toy – using the toy without the liner will completely destroy it. You’ll need to weigh your pros and cons and decide what’s best for you. (For easier care, though, the Fifi website allows you to join a program that will automatically deliver a set amount of sleeve liners to you every month.)

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

The instructions about how to use the container

Changing up the liner is particularly easy, though. To be honest, it’s similar to a trash can design – but for your dick. Before use, you unwrap the Fifi and lay it flat. You place the circular, condom-like liner on top of this flat Fifi. You then wrap the Fifi around the liner and fasten it to itself using the Velcro. You can roll loosely or tightly depending on your preference that day. Once you do that, you pull the interior liner’s edges out around the lip of the rolled-up Fifi. You then add the lubricant you want, slip it onto yourself, and go to town. When you’re done, you just slip off the liner and throw it in the garbage. Very, very simple.

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

Showing how the Fifi masturbator is designed

How does it compare to a hand? Well, it’s certainly different – and in a good way. While your hands can’t really offer sensation and tightness to every area of the penis at the same time, the Fifi masturbator can. It allows you to feel pleasurable tightness near the head and the base at the same time. It also offers a relatively tight sensation to enjoy – depending on how tightly you wrap it. However, don’t expect anything revolutionary. It definitely feels good and more fulfilling than using a hand alone, but it doesn’t quite compare to some of the other male masturbation sleeves out there. The Fifi, however, is very quick for clean-up which is part of its appeal compared to other sleeves.

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

Masturbator with unused sleeve inside before rolling up

The Fifi masturbator seems to work best if you enjoy staying inside of the masturbation sleeve without pulling out all the way. With the suction that pulling out of the sleeve will create, you’ll slowly pull the latex disposable interior out of the toy itself. This isn’t a problem if you tend to just stay in the masturbation sleeve and stroke with it. However, if you prefer pulling out after every stroke, you’ll find yourself regularly having to adjust the interior latex sleeve – which gets annoying relatively quickly. This is definitely best for those who slip in and enjoy staying there.

Don’t expect it to be a high-end, textured masturbator, though. Due to the lack of interior texturing inside the sleeve, it doesn’t offer various textured experiences like many male masturbation sleeves do. While Fifi is working on offering textured sleeves, though, this may change soon. However, Fifi offers what other male masturbation sleeves don’t – perfectly adjustable pressure. If you want particular pressure on any area of the penis during play, you can easily move your hand there, apply pressure to the outside of the sleeve, and it translates perfectly to tightening the actual sensation.

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

Interior padding to add pleasure to the sensation

If you’re worried the Fifi can’t get tight enough, don’t worry about that. The Fifi easily rolls *too* tightly – to the point that the penis can fit into the sleeve. It can also roll very loosely too. It allows a vary large ability to adjust exactly how tight the sleeve is going to feel.

I’m also a bit of an environmentally-friendly person. Seeing so much waste in a single does seem a bit unwarranted – but at the same time, if you’re the type of person who never cleans their sex toys or would never try a sex toy because you’d have to clean it, the Fifi offers a new option. I don’t think it’s a good option for everyone – but I do think it’s a good option for some people.

Fifi No-Mess Male Masturbation Sleeve

Showin how the Velcro sells up the masturbator

Clean-up is really where Fifi was designed to shine. As-in, the Fifi male masturbation sleeve has no clean-up. Pull out the liner, throw it away, and then toss the Fifi itself anywhere you want. There’s no cleaning to worry about. Short of accidentally getting some hair or fuzz into the Velcro of the Fifi, you never have to worry about cleaning it. The manufacturer recommends water-based lubricant for the liner, though, so you’ll still want to have a bit of water-based lube around. There are no special considerations for storage. This toy is truly designed for those who don’t want to spend an ounce of hassle on cleaning.

Overall, the Fifi male masturbation sleeve is going to be a good choice for penis-owners who prioritize easy clean-up and discretion over everything else. If you’re worried about a partner or roommate coming across your masturbation sleeve, nobody will be none-the-wiser with Fifi. However, it doesn’t offer quite the textured intensity that regular masturbation sleeves can – but it still feels better than hand masturbation. Thanks to Fifi for sending out a reusable disposable male masturbation sleeve for my Fifi sex toy review.

Sh! Bondage Rope Review

October 25th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Sh! Bondage Rope

Sh! Bondage Rope

Made from cotton, the Sh! Bondage Rope is a softly-braided rope designed for rope bondage. Available in three colors (Red, Purple, or Black), this rope is 10 meters in length and standard in thickness (about 1/4″). The ends of the rope are taped to reduce unraveling.

The Sh! Bondage Rope comes in pretty basic packaging – but it’s packaging that will protect the rope until it makes it to your doorstep. This cotton rope comes packaging in a open-side cardboard box with a layer of plastic that keeps the rope in the box. The box seems a bit unnecessary, but I’m sure it allows the company to easily stack and display the rope in-store and in their warehouse. Outside of the box, the rope doesn’t include any information or instructions, so you’ll want to pick up a rope bondage how-to book while you’re at it.

Sh! Bondage Rope

Cotton rope texture

10 meters is about 32 feet. This makes this a decent length for various torso or chest ties, but it probably won’t be enough length to be a full-body tie on someone (especially a larger someone) without adding more rope to it. This is well-over what you’ll need to do most wrist or ankle bondage, but the excess length means you can use the rope to tie your partner to an external bondage point. Just be aware that it’s a medium-amount of length. This is about the length that most Shibari-bondage experts will use, but they’ll keep 6-12 bundles of it, so be aware that you may not be able to use this particular length for everything.

Sh! Bondage Rope

Rope ends finish

The ends of the rope are taped up with, well, actual tape. It looks like some type of high-quality Scotch tape. This is certainly not going to last. For your first couple uses, you most-likely won’t have any problem with this fastening. However, as you use the rope more and more (or if you wash it in the washing machine), you’ll most-likely need to replace this. You could knot the ends or you could replace the ends with new pieces of tape. I’m a bit disappointed with the tape design as it definitely isn’t going to last long-term.

If you’re someone that enjoys gentler bondage and sensation, the Sh! Bondage Rope is a good choice for you. Unlike Hemp or other scratchier types of rope, cotton is a pretty soft sensation. Similar to Nylon in softness, this type of rope allows you to bind your partner without worrying about scratching them or getting any roughness on their skin. At the same time, the softer material means that rope marks don’t display quite as prominently on the skin after the rope is removed. You’ll still have rope marks, but they won’t be quite as easily-achieved as with a rougher type of material.

Sh! Bondage Rope

Packaging for this cotton rope

Be aware that this rope is NOT AT ALL designed for suspension or any hardcore weight-bearing ties. Made from super-comfortable cotton, this rope offers a pretty good amount of stretch – that is not a good for suspension or weight-bearing play. You should stick to doing floor work and floor ties with this rope. Body harnesses, chest harness, and wrist/ankle bondage would all be good uses for this rope. Suspension is not.

However, as long as you’re not suspending someone, the Sh! Bondage Rope does a pretty great job with bondage. The knots stay in the rope relatively well, but be a bit careful of overtightening as they can be slightly difficult to get undone if you let the rope pull itself really tight. However, that’s true of a lot of ropes – not just this one. It does a good job of holding the knots that you give it, and the thickness of the rope means that it’s well-suited to a good chunk of general bondage. This is a good, well-rounded, non-specialized rope for most general bondage use.

When it comes to cleaning, it’s hard to go wrong with cotton. Cotton rope can be tossed into the washing machine on a gentle cycle in a lingerie bag. In fact, depending on how long you want your rope to last, this rope could be dried on a gentle cycle in a dryer as well. (I’d recommend air drying, but if there’s a time commitment, the dryer will work.) For the most part, try to avoid getting the rope near bodily fluids to avoid the amount of times you’ll need to wash it, and use gentle cycles (and gentle soap) when you need to. For storage, avoid storing it with knots in it, and you’ll be fine. Cotton rope is pretty forgiving.

Overall, the Sh! Bondage Rope is a fantastic choice for beginners. Along with being affordable, it has a pretty good length along with a standard thickness, and it’s going to feel soft against the skin. It doesn’t require any particularly storage concerns, and it’s available in some fun colors. I wish the ends were finished a bit differently, but it’s still some good rope that does exactly what it needs to – comfortably and safely tie up a partner. Thanks to Sh! Women’s Sex Toy Store for sending along this cotton soft bondage rope for my Sh! Bondage Rope review.