Liberator Cocoon Review

December 16th, 10   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   1 Comment
Liberator Cocoon

Showing the Cocoon in our corner

The Liberator Cocoon is one of Liberator‘s sex bean bags – one of the smaller versions. The Cocoon, however, is not all that small by itself – it’s six feet in length and ends up being about a foot tall if all of the foam is laid flat in the cushion. It basically functions as a giant sex cloud for any fun you want to have. The Cocoon does not have any sort of storage bag, and honestly, there’s really no way to “hide” this. However, the Cocoon is extremely discreet since Liberator realized that fact and kept all “Liberator” branding off of the cover, so you can just tell friends and family that you bought a specialty bean bag.

Setting up the Liberator Cocoon isn’t hard though it is slightly a pain (or fun depending on how you look at it.) The Cocoon comes with four basic pieces – two 26-ish pound wrapped foam cubes, a waterproof inner lining, and the outer decorative lining. (Mine was in Cinnabar microsuede, but yours will be whatever color/texture you choose.) The box seems actually really heavy when you bring it in, but all of the weight of that is in the little foam cubes. (According to UPS, the box was 62 pounds.) It’s about a waist-tall box.

Liberator Cocoon

The two cubes of foam come like this.

There is a video on the Liberator Website Zeppelin Product Page that will explain this better than I can (and has a nude girl even!), but my experiences couldn’t hurt. Placing the cubes inside of the waterproof liner is your first step. From there, each one of the cubes has little pull tabs that allow you to easily pull off the clear tape that’s keeping them held together. Pulling off the tape is easy on each one. I recommend you pull off all of the tape on each one until all that remains is the plastic bag over the foam. This will make it easier when you have to rip open the plastic bag and get all of the foam to stay inside the waterproof liner. (This is why you set the foam cubes in the liner in the first place.) We managed to get very little of the foam outside the liner, but it did take one person holding up the liner while another person unwrapped the foam.

Liberator Cocoon

The foam as it starts to get unwrapped

After your foam is unwrapped, you zip up the waterproof liner. You can twist off the zipper to get the bag from unzipping. After that, you have two giant blocks of foam. This is the part where the boyfriend and I started gripping at the foam and tearing pieces off through the liner. It was actually kinda fun. Your little beanbag will look kinda sad at this point, but don’t worry – it’ll get bigger. We kept tearing at each of the little blocks until they were all broken down – then we kinda trampled all over the foam to break it into tiny pieces. We would pick up and squish the beanbag too – anything to get the pieces to break up. At this point, our beanbag was only about 8 inches tall in the taller sections, but it was the full 6 feet in length. It also had taken about a half an hour up until this point. (Which is basically all of our set-up.)

Liberator Cocoon

The Cocoon's foam unwrapped and in the liner

The boyfriend in all of his chemistry nerd-dom said we should avoid laying on it while the foam did its expansion thing. The foam does smell bad from the chemicals that cause it to expand, but it isn’t a horrid smell (smells like a chemical mint) and it goes away. We threw the beanbag into a corner (without the outer cover), and within five hours, the thing had basically doubled in size. We have it set next to a futon, and the beanbag easily is over half of the height of the futon. I’d say it’s about a foot and a half tall if we spread out all of the foam evenly. At this point, Mr. Chemistry Nerd declares it’s probably done expanding, and we put the outer cover on it. The outer cover wasn’t hard to put on, but it was made much easier by the addition of a set of extra hands. The outer cover just zips on, and if you make a mess, it easily zips right back off to go into the wash as well. (The waterproof liner keeps your inner foam from messes no matter how messy the outer layer may get.) After those first 24 hours, we haven’t really noticed where the foam has expanded any larger.

Liberator Cocoon

The liner right after the foam was put in so no expansion of the foam yet

One of my first thoughts about this Cocoon when I saw it is how amazing it would be for a swinger’s party or something. Really. Because this thing is huge, and unlike “normal” beanbags which seem industrial, this one just oozes sexuality with the rising foam, the luxurious color choices, and the soft textures of the covers. It’s also bigger than basically any other bean bag you can find aside from “specialty” beanbags. You could easily fit three or four bodies on this Cocoon, and we had three people laying on this to watch television while none of them were touching. It’s a BIG piece of furniture. Sitting next to our futon, it comes up to the armrests in height and is easily the same size as a loveseat. This isn’t something you want to buy on a whim (or maybe you do?). I’d highly recommend at least having some sort of plan for it when you finally receive it in the mail – it really is bigger than if you had chosen to go to Slumberland and buy a recliner, and you’d plan for the recliner, so plan accordingly for this.

Now, because of this huge size, it’s just impractical to think of this Cocoon as a sex-only object. For something this large, it has to be useful for other areas because you can’t really hide it. And believe me – it is. The boyfriend rearranged the entire living room since he now lays on the Cocoon and wanted the television to point towards it. It easily works for living room seating for children or adults. Children will have a blast playing on the Cocoon since it squishes. Don’t have a guest bedroom? Don’t worry, guests can easily sleep or nap on the Cocoon as well. Since the cover zips off easily for cleaning, you can just unzip the cover after sex, clean it, and then your Cocoon is perfectly “safe” for guests. (Which is more than I can say about the couch.)

Liberator Cocoon

Showing how big it is on the boyfriend

For the purposes of science, the boyfriend and I ended up falling asleep on it. (Okay, I’m lying. It was just that comfortable we both fell asleep.) I woke up within three hours because it didn’t have proper support, but the boyfriend slept the rest of the night there. We both agreed it didn’t have the proper support to do that nightly, but it also didn’t leave us feeling sore or unrested in the morning – it just wasn’t the best place to sleep. However, if you had a guest over for a night (or two) or wanted to take a nap, the Cocoon would work just fine.

One downside of the Cocoon is the fact that it must be fluffed. The frequency depends on where you put it. For us, we had room in a corner, so two of the edges of the Cocoon touch the wall, so as you can imagine, the foam tends to end up along those two corners since bodies tend to end up on the opposite ends. This makes the beanbag not so “level”. However, if you have your Cocoon in the middle of a room, the foam should stay relatively even just by the fact that bodies will choose random sides to lay on. Fluffing the Cocoon does make the foam nice and fluffy again.

Liberator Cocoon

The Cocoon after it expands

I’m a bigger girl, so I was really hoping the Cocoon would hold up to a lot of weight. It definitely does. The foam will easily support a lot of bodies on it while still holding nice and firm. One of my favorite things to do is to just flop into it – it holds firm and feels just like falling onto a cloud. It’s amazing.

The Cocoon also really has two different “uses”. It can be laid out flat like we prefer to use it, and it sits at it’s full six foot diameter and one foot height. Otherwise, you can turn the Cocoon on its side, and the beanbag will be about half the size and about two feet in height. Since the foam is more compact, it’s also more supportive this way, and it’s actually really nice to sink into. In this manner, it actually feels like the beanbag is just hugging you which is probably where it got the name “Cocoon”. You can do a lot of different sex positions when the Cocoon is on its side, and all of them feel extra sensual because the beanbag will be cuddling the two of you.

Liberator Cocoon

The Cocoon while on its side which makes it nice and fluffy

Two other minor notes: For one, any sex position that provides a firm surface won’t be able to be performed on this Cocoon. The first one that comes to mind is my favorite g-spot position: woman on top. Yes, woman-on-top can be done on this bean bag, but I enjoy roughly thrusting onto him for g-spot pleasure, and because the Cocoon’s foam will move around with that movement, it won’t be as effective as it would be on the floor. (Our bed is even too soft for that movement, though, so it’s not fault of the Cocoon.) The second minor note is that, depending on where you have your Cocoon and how you are laying, the foam will tend to move from around your butt. This means you sometimes end up in the “Valley of Cocoon” with the foam on both sides of you. This is easily rectified by just moving to another spot on the bean bag, but it is annoying sometimes. (Or amazing sometimes since the valley “walls” also act as pillows like this.)

This is a high-quality sex toy. Or bean bag. Whatever you prefer to call it. The different layers allow you to clean it easily, and as you can imagine, sixty pounds of foam tends to keep the bean bag nice and inflated. The foam doesn’t just go flat and sad when bodies lie in it – it supports them comfortably. The cover feels strong and not cheap at all. Don’t be fooled – this is definitely a really, really high-quality bean bag. Better quality than the ones I’ve seen at LoveSac – and about $400 cheaper. When it comes to buying something like this, you do want to do your research – and this is one of the best quality “bean bags” out there and it’s for an amazing price.

So what do we have? It’s easy to clean, holds firm, feels soft, doubles as “real” furniture, and is a higher quality and cheaper than competitors. So…what exactly are you waiting for? Liberator sells their sex furniture along with the Liberator Cocoon.

1 Comment on "Liberator Cocoon Review"

Kit OConnell says...
December 23rd, 2010

Wow this looks so useful. I totally want one someday when I have room.




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