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.

ANALTOTAL Water-based Anal Sex Lubricant Review

October 11th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
ANALTOTAL Water-based Anal Sex Lubricant

ANALTOTAL Water-based Anal Sex Lubricant

For those seeking a thick anal-specific lube for their play, MEO.de now offers the ANALTOTAL water-based lubricant. A 100ml bottle packaged in plastic with a pop-top bottle design, this lubricant was designed for anal penetration and anal rimming. It’s a particularly thick lubricant that’s designed to be long-lasting. It’s odorless and entirely clear. This is one of the many lubricants that MEO.de offers for specialized lubrication.

The Anal Total lubricant comes in a untextured plastic bottle that includes a pop-top cap. There’s a small indent near one of the edges of the cap to make it easy to remove the lid. Once the lid is off, just tipping the bottle upside down and applying a bit of pressure will give you some lubricant. The bottle can become slightly annoying to handle with lubricated hands, but since the squeezing doesn’t take much force, it’s still functional with a lubed surface.

Once you get the lubricant out, one of the first things you’ll notice is how nice and thick it is. It’s thick. Once you squirt it onto an area, it stays exactly where it was squirted until you smooth it around. There’s no running or dribbling like some thinner lubes might do. As such, a little bit of the lubricant goes a long way. You may not need a ton of it.

Like the name implies, Anal Total is a particularly great lubricant for anal use. It’s thick, and it has a nice, squishy layer of protection after application. It helps keep all of the parts sliding against each other particularly nicely until you’re ready to be done. It doesn’t reduce sensation at all, but everything glides so nicely after use. It’s definitely thick enough to even accommodate some of the more gigantic toys. With its thickness and long-lasting, I’d argue this is a fantastic lube for fisting as well.

Speaking of longevity, it’s particularly impressive. A single small squirt of the lubricant, multiple times, has lasted an entire anal session or masturbation session without reapplication. I thought it was a fluke the first time, but nope – even twenty minutes later on multiple trials, the lubricant still hadn’t needed to be reapplied. As such, you can expect the bottle to easily last as long as you don’t go nuts with the initial application.

AnalTotal lubricant was also designed for oral purposes. Unlike most lubricants made for oral use, AnalTotal doesn’t claim any flavorings. It’s designed to be as neutral as possible. Realistically, it’s not bad. It still tastes a bit like chemicals, but it’s nothing that extremely unpalatable or undoable. It doesn’t taste *great*, but it doesn’t taste *bad*. If your mouth is currently focused on doing something else, you’ll quickly forget about the taste at all.

The ingredients of AnalTotal lube are pretty simple. Anal Total lubricant ingredients: Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Hydroxypropyl Guar, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Sodium Saccharin, Citric Acid, Aroma (Flavor).

Like most water-based lubricants, ANALTOTAL is pretty easy to clean up. It doesn’t seem to quite “absorb” into the skin quite as nicely as other lighter water-based lubricants, but it cleans up really easily with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. If used for anal use, using a thorough amount of toilet paper or a towel will pretty easily wipe it all up as well. This water-based lubricant is compatible with all types of sex toys, for all sexual activities, and can be safely used with safer sex barriers such as condoms.

Overall, ANALTOTAL is a fantastic anal lubricant that works for all anal activities. While it behaves similarly to a lot of other thicker, anal-designed lubricants for anal sex, it has the benefit of being nearly-tasteless for rimming and oral purposes to make it a double-purpose lubricant for those who enjoy a plethora of anal activities. The bottle works well, this lubricant lasts an extremely long time, and it’s simple and safe to clean-up. Win-win all around! Thanks to MEO.de for providing this thick anal lubricant for my ANALTOTAL Rimming and Fucking Lube review.

Enjoy a Wireless Butt Plug Experience: FunToys Gplug Review

October 03rd, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
FunToys Gplug Review

FunToys Gplug Review

For those who are looking for pleasurable, yet simplistic, anal toys, the G Plug is going to be a good fit. Made from silicone and entirely rechargeable, this vibrating plug offers optional wireless vibration control (or it can be controlled via the plug itself as well). The plug offers six vibrational patterns with controllable intensity, and it’s entirely waterproof. It also offers a couple hours of use on a full battery charge. While the G plug is offered in both a small and a large size, the small size is what is pictured and what was used for this review. The small plug has a diameter of 1.1″ while the large one has a diameter of 1.5″.

FunToys Gplug Review

FunToys Gplug’s contents

The packaging for the G Plug is pretty simplistic. It comes in a cylindrical tube with Styrofoam on the ends to protect the toy inside. Popping the top off will reveal the plug. The packaging also includes a storage bag, a magnetic charging cable that plugs into any USB port for charging, and the instructions. The packaging isn’t discreet, but it’s pretty durable, and it could be used for long-term storage of this wireless vibrating butt plug.

FunToys Gplug Review

FunToys G Ring contents

As far as butt plugs go, the GPlug was designed to get in, be useful, and feel awesome. It doesn’t have a lot of difficult frills to mess with. There’s a single button on the base that allows you to change the vibrational settings or put it into wireless control mode. There’s also a magnetic port on the base that allows the vibrator to charge. That’s it. The rest of the vibrating butt plug is made from a nice, thin, slick layer of silicone that glides nicely against the skin. The plug is particularly rigid, and it has a nice, thin retention area that keeps the plug in particularly well. The base does feel a bit thick compared to other anal plug bases, but the base isn’t thick enough to become uncomfortable between the cheeks. It’s definitely noticeable, though.

FunToys Gplug Review

Showing how the FunToys Gplug charges

When it comes to sizing, the small size is going to be a good size for anyone – even beginners. At slightly over an inch in diameter, the plug isn’t particularly huge. In fact, it will slide into most people without much of a problem. If you’re particularly experienced with larger anal toys, you’ll find that the plug doesn’t provide much stretching or fullness. It does, however, provide nice, pleasurable vibrations – even without a huge size. If you’re used to regularly-sized anal toys or regularly have anal sex, the “large” G Plug is probably a better fit for you than the “small” one. However, if you’ve never had anal sex or are still very new to the activity, the “small” size is still small enough to work well for you.

FunToys Gplug Review

Size of the GPlug

Once inserted, unlike some plugs, this silicone vibrating butt plug stays in the butt with minimal fuss. This is most-likely due to the very-large difference in size between the plug itself and the retention area. It means that it’ll feel particularly stretching going in and coming back out, but this design is fantastic for keeping the plug in the butt with minimal focus on the plug. You can wear this plug without underwear or clothes, and you can walk around with no problem. The plug won’t slide itself out, and while you’ll feel its presense, you won’t feel like you constantly need to tense your muscles to keep it in. It’s an effortless, yet noticeable, presence.

FunToys Gplug Review

Packaging of the G Plug

There’s never any reason to worry about batteries as well. The G Plug is equipped with a rechargeable battery. The magnetic charging port on the base clicks effortless to the magnetic charging cable. It’s not a strong enough magnet to support the entire weight of the plug while holding onto the cable (like some magnetic charging ports can do), but it’s enough that the charging cable stays attached pretty decently unless you mess with it. While charging, the LED light will blink to let you know it’s currently charging, and it stays on when the toy is finished charging. It takes about an hour and a half to fully charge the toy.

The product page offers differing information about the longevity of the battery. In our practical use, we find that, when using the plug wirelessly and on various speed settings, we get about two hours of near-constant use before the plug dies. (The plug always dies before the GRing does). Some of the product literature says the plug will provide 40 minutes of use on the highest setting, and some of the literature says it will last 4 hours. It seems like reality is somewhere in between there.

FunToys Gplug Review

G Plug and G Ring connecting

The G Plug silicone butt plug offers enough vibration choices to work for most people. The toy offers six various patterns – including a steady vibration mode. Each of these six various patterns can be increased or decreased in intensity. You can enjoy a pulsation mode at the strongest vibration possible, or you could choose to enjoy that pulsation at a soft buzz. It’s really up to you. The vibrations aren’t particularly loud. They can’t be heard in a relatively quiet restaurant, but they can be heard when in a completely silent room. They can’t be heard outside a room. The vibrations definitely lean towards the side of “light” and “buzzy” vibrations, but as most people don’t expect the vibrations to be deep and powerful for their anal stimulation, this is acceptable. They are definitely still pleasurable and quite noticeable during wear.

FunToys Gplug Review

Showing how the G Ring wraps onto the finger

While the GPlug is an okay butt plug on its own, where it really begins to shine is when partnered with the FunToys GRing. The GRing allows you to wirelessly control the vibrations of the G Plug. This allows for a lot more flexible use – you don’t have to be able to touch the base of the G Plug in order to change the vibration levels. It allows for more hands-free and effortless control during sexual times, and it also allows for some discreet public play as well.

I’m not particularly fond of the GRing vibrator on its own, but it can be purchased by itself. The GRing vibrator is a small vibrator with a ring design. It can slide onto any finger for a finger vibrator. The shape feels a bit awkward, and it tends to provide light, buzzy vibrations – which is not what most people are hoping for in a finger vibrator. Where it shines, though, is its ability to wireless control a few select toys from the FunToys line. The G Ring is one of them. The two items will need to be purchased separately, but in my opinion, I’d have loved to see them purchaseable as only a set. The G Ring doesn’t hold much interest for me on its own, but when partnered with the G Plug, it makes a wonderful wireless butt plug set.

FunToys GRing

Showing how the ring is shaped and how it charges

To connect the two, you’ll need to hold down the power buttons on both toys. With a bit of fussing, you’ll learn to control and connect the two without too much of an issue. The G Ring will allow you to scroll through the patterns and the pattern intensities on both the G Ring and the G Plug. The G Ring can vibrate at the same time (and on the same pattern) as the G Plug is doing. This would allow two people to play together – or someone to use a clitoral vibrator while enjoying the same vibrations for anal stimulation. I personally find the G Ring vibrations to be frustrating, and I’ll promptly turn it back off (especially when I just want to use the ring vibrator as a remote), but you can control the G Plug with the vibrating ring with or without the ring vibrating itself.

FunToys G Ring

Control surface of the GRing

Once you have the two paired, you’re going to be impressed by how well the wireless capabilities work. They easily work through clothes when in public. They worked across a restaurant while the partner was in the restroom. They are a bit sluggish when you add more layers of clothing or more space between the butt plug and the remote, but they still work impressively. When used naked and next to one another for sexual play, they work instantaneously and have no issues.

While I’m very impressed by the wireless capabilities of the GRing and GPlug, I’m hoping some changes may be made in the future to make it more “public play” accessible. Like mentioned before, the wireless capabilities are fantastic. However, there are some problems when playing with this set in public.

For one, the on/off button for the anal plug is a large button on the base of the plug. When sitting on hard surfaces (such as a wooden chair), the plug easily gets turned off or on if you don’t have the padded of a larger butt to ensure the plug’s base doesn’t touch the chair. This can be frustrating in public as, if you accidentally change the plug’s control method from “wireless remote” to “solo use”, the plug will continually vibrate without any way for the remote holder to turn it off. You may need to excuse yourself to press the button and get it back to wireless – or to turn it off.

The other complaint is with the design of the G Ring itself. While the G Ring is fantastic in size (it fits perfectly on a picky and can be somewhat-hidden with a closed fist), if part of your fun of public play is turning the vibrations on and off at various moments in public, on occasion, when turning the vibrations on, the G Ring will turn on the vibrations for the ring itself. As the ring’s vibrations are much louder than the plug’s, this tends to be awkwardly obvious in some public environments. At the same time, the G Ring has a blinking bright blue LED light that blinks on the ring anytime the ring is controlling the plug. While this lets you know that it’s successfully made a connection to the plug, it doesn’t do anything more useful. It doesn’t tell you what setting you’re using or what intensity you’re using. In fact, all it does is draw attention to the remote while you may be trying to be discreet.

When it comes to cleaning up your new silicone toy, you’ll want to use warm water and anti-bacterial soap. As the butt plug is entirely waterproof, it’ll make it pretty easy to clean without worrying about getting water in various spots. Water-based lubricant is your best choice for this one, but we’ve used a couple of silicone-based lubricants on this without any problems (just make sure to spot test in advance). For storage, you can store them however you’d like. As the G Ring and G Plug are pretty small in size, it makes them easy to shove them in a satin storage bag with one another until you’re ready to play with them again.

Overall, the FunToys G Plug is a pretty good little plug, but it really shines once you get the G Ring and partner the two. The G Ring allows for wireless control of the vibrations – and the wireless control works amazingly well. While I have some qualms about how well this can work in public, in private, this set works amazingly well, and I have no complaints. You’re looking at two toys that are durable, can provide lots of pleasure, and will be relatively frustration-free. Thanks to FunToys for providing the GPlug for review.

Tantus Sam Dildo Review

September 17th, 16   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comments »
Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

If you’re looking for a thick, realistic dildo that’s anal safe and strap-on compatible with a realistic design, the Tantus Sam dildo is a good choice for you. With an intense thickness at 1.8″ diameter, the toy features a somewhat standard length at 7.3″ insertable. Made from the Tantus O2 silicone, the toy features a matte, non-shiny finish. Unlike many other Tantus toys, the Tantus Sam silicone dildo also comes with a compatible suction cup and vibrating bullet. The base of the Tantus Sam includes a textured hole that allows compatibility with these two Tantus accessories. (The bullet vibrator includes all batteries needed for operation).

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

This large silicone dildo comes in unique packaging for Tantus. It’s about twice as large as standard Tantus packaging to accommodate the extra accessories that the toy comes with. As the packaging is so large, it’s probably not the best choice for storing all of the items – in fact, a large plastic bag would probably do best if you’re looking to keep the dildo and all accessories together. The dildo is displayed in clear plastic to allow you to view it and its accessories from almost all angles. The box is rectangular which may allow for easier wrapping for gifting.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Speaking of what the toy comes with, unlike almost all of the other Tantus toys available, the Sam Tantus dildo comes with bonus accessories. This dildo includes a large hole in the base of the toy. This hole allows this sex toy to use the accessories it comes with. (In order to easily slide out the accessories after use, I recommend a drop of lubricant in the hole and on the accessory before putting them together). The black item is a suction cup. Slide it into the hole at the base, and it instantly equips your silicone dildo with the ability to suction to flat surfaces. The small bullet vibrator can be slid into the hole in the dildo to equip the toy with gentle vibrations. These two accessories will also be compatible with any other Tantus dildo that includes a hole in the base.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Texture of the toy

The Tantus Sam dildo has a basic, yet effective, design. It’s a realistic-looking dildo with larger-than-average measurements. It isn’t anything fancy – it’s just what a large-than-average human penis would be. It has an intense thickness with a somewhat-larger-than-average thickness. Tantus chose to stick relatively close to “realistic” with the design itself – some noticeable veins along the shaft and an unpronounced, untextured head. The toy doesn’t have much plushyness or flexibility to it, so that width is a *true* width – you’ll feel all of it.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Interior texturing for the accessories

If you’ve paid attention to the measurements, make sure that you’re aware of how large this dildo is. It isn’t a tiny one. It’s larger in thickness and width than your average human penis – and since the material the Tantus Sam is made from is pretty stiff and rigid, it definitely feels thicker too. It has a bit of squish to it, but it isn’t much – only enough to confirm that the toy is full silicone, through-and-through. (The heft confirms that too) When attempting to bend the dildo, it won’t even bend 90 degrees. Again, a pretty stiff silicone without much give to it. (Other thinner, more-flexible Tantus toys can bend the tip-to-base)

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Bullet vibrator included with the toy

Tantus makes a couple different “feels” for their silicone, and the Tantus Sam has more of the matte type of feel to it. This tends to be a lot more “draggy” than I prefer for strap-on play. A good, thick water-based lubricant slickens it up pretty well, but I prefer using a condom on Tantus Sam. A Magnum XL will cover it comfortably down to the base, but a regular condom is a pretty, pretty tight fit (and may rip). When using without a condom, you might need to reapply lube (as the toy tends to absorb a bit), but with a condom, it doesn’t seem to need as many reapplications.

For those who usually use a Vixen Creations Maverick as your “large” realistic dildo, you should be aware that the Tantus Sam definitely has more thickness to it. As we’ve replaced the Maverick with the Sam for our “thick” toy, we’ve had a good time to compare the two. The Vixen Creations Maverick is a lot more squishy and plushy – it also has a particularly large head that leads a slimmer shaft. The Sam is entirely more firm, feels more thick, and it’s about the same thickness all the way through – you don’t get that “popping in” sensation that a Maverick provides because of the head.

Tantus Sam Silicone Dildo

Rigidity of the Tantus Sam

When it comes to the accessories, I still must admit that I’m slightly frustrated. Tantus has offered this “hole in the base for accessories” design for a long time, and it has taken a few forms. At the moment, it includes a textured interior for the dildo to increase the dildo’s firmness and increase the accessory’s effectiveness. This works fantastically for the suction cup. The suction cup slides in particularly easily, and since it has a large, gigantic base, it’s pretty easy to remove it from the base of the Sam dildo after you’re done. (Protip: Add some lubricant to the accessory AND the accessory hole to make removal easier after you’re done).

However, the vibrating bullet isn’t quite so easy. I think a slight redesign of the bullet would help a ton. The bullet doesn’t have any clear “gripping” point around the base. In fact, once you slip the bullet far enough into the dildo to become effective, the bullet comes a giant pain in the butt to get back out. As-in, you might need pliers. The lubricant added before you slip in the bullet helps, but during play, you’ll probably get lube on the external base of the bullet or the base of the toy which makes it even harder to pull out. A small lip around the base of the bullet would help a ton with getting good leverage to pull it out. As it is, your hand regularly slips off the base which makes it even harder to get off. As it stands, it’s a bit too frustrating to want to use regularly – especially if I’m going to be using it in a strap-on harness which makes it likely that the pressure might push the bullet even further into the hole.

However, even without these accessories, the Tantus Sam dildo is a good choice for penetration for those who love larger, realistic toys. If you’re not looking to go entirely outside the realm of realism, the Tantus Sam dildo is large – but still reasonably realistic. The base makes it comfortable for strap-on harness use while the constant width throughout the entire toy makes it easily to slip in and out without too much adjustment required. The length is realistic, the width is large – but realistic, and as such, it makes a fantastic strap-on or playtime toy for someone that wants to experience a larger-than-average penetration experience while still enjoying an aspect of realism.

It’s worth noting, though, that despite the O2 material that Tantus makes this dildo out of, the material doesn’t feel particularly realistic. It definitely feels good – and has a nice thickness to it, but the realism is entirely in the look and size of it. The material itself definitely feels like a silicone dildo.

As this toy is made of the pure silicone of most of the Tantus sex toys line, it’s pretty simple to clean. The only attention you’ll really need to pay is to the interior accessory hole. Make sure you give it a good cleansing while cleaning the rest of your toy. For regular cleaning, the Tantus Sam can easily be cleaned with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. If you want a more thorough clean, consider boiling the toy or using a water/bleach bath. When lubricating, make sure to use water-based lubricant because of the silicone toy’s material. For storage, the dildo doesn’t seem to have a problem with picking up hair or lint which makes it easy to store. However, for easier use, just use a plastic bag or fabric bag to reduce any hair or fuzz that it might pick up.

Overall, if you want a thick, realistic dildo that’s going to feel exactly how large it looks, the Tantus Sam is going to be a good choice. The base makes it a good choice for strap-on play while the hollow interior allows for use with the included suction cup or optional vibrator. While I’d love to see the accessory vibrator redesigned for easier removal, I’m extremely happy with the dildo itself. It’s firm, it’s thick, it’s comfortable in a harness, and it’s exactly what you’d want with it’s realistic dimensions that still push the width envelope. Thanks to Tantus for providing this large silicone dildo for my Tantus Sam dildo review.