Frisky Friday – Late Again!

Hello hello and hello! This is the very first Frisky Friday since the big switch and all. Not familiar with Frisky Friday? Here’s the lowdown:
I review adult toys. Once a month (or, once every other month sometimes if I get aboard the Fail Boat and don’t request my product in time) I review a new item from Eden Fantasys. I attempt to be tasteful and not graphic in my posts, but if the thought of me using said products gives you the heebie jeebies (like, if you’re related to me or something) or if reading about this sort of stuff just isn’t your thing, feel free to skip the post. I always post a Frisky Friday image at the top to warn you that it’s about to get steamy up in this piece!

…..Did I just say “it’s about to get steamy up in this piece?” ……. Yeah,  I did. Aaaaanyway. On to the review!

This month’s product was the Passion Play BDSM kit.

Some fun facts about the Passion Play BDSM kit:

  • Material: Faux Fur
  • Color: Animal Pattern
  • Closure: Velcro
  • Weight: .3 lb

So, I admit. Sometimes, I like to be tied up. We’ve done it in the past but we’ve never owned an actual accessory for being tied up, we’ve always just improvised and used ties, robe belts, and I think once when we were really desperate we may have ripped a t-shirt and used it. Whatev. The point is, this was my first accessory that was MADE for tying me up. The Passion Play kit comes with wrist cuffs, ankle cuffs, and a blindfold. After we put the babe to bed one evening we were fooling around and I suggested that we put the kit to good use. Before I could say “tie me up” I found myself naked on the bed with Josh putting the wrist cuffs on me. He’s fast, I tell ya. He went to work “downtown” and I just lay back, enjoying the fact that I was out of control and put my orgasmic fate in his hands. Er, tongue. Er.. Whatever . So, if you’ve ever had a partner who was adept in the Oral Arts you know there’s a fair amount of squirming involved. In the past, when we used our makeshift retrains they’d dig into my wrists and cause quite a bit of discomfort when I’d begin wriggling. Luckily, the cuffs are padded enough and quite wide so there was no digging! There isn’t much else to say in regards to the performance of the item. They served their purpose, and they served them well. We actually didn’t get around to using the ankle cuffs, and I forgot there was even a blindfold. I was very pleased. When we opened the cuffs Josh scoffed and said, “These will never stay fastened.” Ohhh, how wrong he was. It was actually a struggle to get the velcro undone when our little romp was over. It’s strong as hell!

Some people may be scared away by the thought of BDSM play because they have images of whips, chains, and ball gags dancing through their heads but the fact of the matter is, you can play with light BDSM without it getting scary. The Passion Play kit is a very, very good start for couples who want a little spice, and a little something different. I’d highly recommend!

I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my participation in EdenFantasys‘ review program. I received no monetary compensation and was given this product for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely honest and my own.


Material:
Faux fur
Color:
Animal patern
Closure:
Velcro
Weight:
0.3 lb

Frisky Friday (on a Saturday) – Impulse 3 Way Micro


OBLIGATORY DISCLAIMER

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For my new readers, here’s the deal with Frisky Friday. On the last Friday of every month, I post a review for adult toys or an adult-oriented product. I usually post a disclaimer that if this sort of thing makes you uncomfortable, I advise you to just skip past this post. I try not to be explicit while still being descriptive, but if the nature of this post makes you feel wonky feel free to skip. You can always tell it’s a Frisky Friday post by the title, and by the image above.

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Okay. Kiddies away from the computer? Those sexually squeamish left the room? Fantastic.

This month I reviewed the Impulse 3-Way Micro Arouser. Yes, much to my husband’s dismay, this was another C-Ring.

If you didn’t read about the last (failed) attempt at a C-Ring, check out my first Frisky Friday post.

First, the technical jargon about the Impulse:

Material/Texture:

Material: TPR Silicone
Texture: Nubbed
Safety features: Phthalates free / Hypo-allergenic / Latex free

Shape/Design/Size/Fit:

Color: Purple
C-Ring style: Stretchy ring
Max stretched diam.: 5″
Unstretched diameter: 3/4″
Weight: 0.3 lb

Functions/Performance/Control:

Special features: Anal stimulator
Powered By: Aa-3
Control type: Control pack

Okay! So, the review.

I got off work early yesterday and Josh and I wanted to swing by the house and change before picking up Nellie and going out for a walk. We checked the mail and I discovered that a new package had arrived. I tore into it and found it was for my Frisky Friday review! I looked at him and said, “Wanna try it out?”

We took advantage of the fact that we could actually take our time and not rush in between Nellie’s naps. I loaded the Impulse with batteries and we scurried off to the bedroom.
Now, this C-Ring is stretchy but it still gets a thumbs-down from Josh. I’m pretty sure any C-Ring will; he really doesn’t like the way they feel and says they’re all too tight. At least this one was VERY stretchy, so it has that going for it. I think as far as C-Rings go, it’s good material because it’s really soft and stretchy.

It comes with a teensy little bullet that you slip into a little.. Er, pocket, I guess. The other side has an anal stimulator (that we did not partake in) that is shaped like a tiny penis! I laughed my ass off when I saw that.

So I slipped it around him and we got to work. The Impulse has a hand-held controller, and 6 different speeds/vibrations:

1. escalate
2. surge
3. pulsate
4. high vibe
5. medium vibe
6. low vibe

We experimented with all of the settings before I settled on the low vibe. I’ve gotta say; the pulsate and surge are like little random spurts, and it felt like some tiny Sex Fairy was down there and punching me in the clit. I seriously bursted out laughing, while on top of my husband, because I felt like I was getting sucker-punched on my love button (yes, I said love button. Deal.). After the fit of giggles subsided, we were actually able to get into a groove and enjoy the Impulse. At one point I was grinding on him and all of a sudden, the buzzing sensation left the important area of my body and felt like it was running away. Josh looked up at me and said, “Er.. What’s happening?” I looked down and the bullet had wiggled its’ way out of the Impulse’s pocket and was traveling down Josh’s hip. Cue another fit of laughter while we adjusted the bullet and got back to work.

It’s always been hard for me to climax while having intercourse. Normally, Josh “takes care of me” beforehand, or I do it myself while he watches. But I have been on a mission to find a toy that makes it so I can climax DURING intercourse. Apparently I have a picky clitoris with a sensitive palate, because I have yet to be successful. Getting me to climax during intercourse is like disarming a bomb. I have to get the positioning just right, time it correctly, grind a certain way.. Needless to say, despite the fact that I didn’t go to the gym last night, I still feel like I got a workout. Literally, my arms, hips, and legs are sore today.

We worked toward me climaxing for… Quite a while. Everything felt amazing, I just couldn’t get past that “wall” to reach O-Town. After probably 30-45 minutes of working at it, we decided it was time to just finish in other ways. I climbed off and took care of my business and then we got back to frolicking so Josh could take care of his.

Overall, I really enjoyed this toy. I think that with some practice, it will work for us if I can convince Josh to put the C-Ring on again. I honestly think that the low setting on the bullet may even be a little to hard/intense for me. I enjoyed the “escalate” setting a lot. We will definitely be using this one again and adding it to our collection!

I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my participation in EdenFantasys‘ review program. I received no monetary compensation and was given this product for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely honest and my own.

Frisky Friday – The Cupid Rocker Rabbit





For my new readers, here’s the deal with Frisky Friday. On the last Friday of every month, I post a review for an adult-oriented product. I usually post a disclaimer that if this sort of thing makes you uncomfortable, I advise you to just skip past this post. I try not to be explicit while still being descriptive, but if the nature of this post makes you feel wonky feel free to skip. You can always tell it’s a Frisky Friday post by the title, and by the image above.

Alright ya’ll, remember what I said about this image last time? If you don’t want to know about my bedroom escapades, lube, or things that go buzz in the night, skip this post. Because it’s time for another FRISKY FRIDAY!!!!

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This Friday I’m reviewing Cupid’s Rocker Rabbit. Brace yourselves…………….

YEAH. This thing scared the shit out of me when I took it out of the box. This is the first “fancy” vibrator I’ve ever had. All the others I’ve had were either dinky little magic bullets or just plain ole’ vibrators. This one’s got like, buttons, and dials, and a frigging launch code and shit. And if I thought I was scared by just LOOKING at it, I still had to turn the damn thing on..

But I’m getting ahead of myself. First, let’s get the technical stuff out of the way.

Material/Texture:

  • Material: TPR
  • Texture: Smooth
  • Safety features: Phthalates free / Hypo-allergenic / Latex free

Design/Shape/Size:

  • Length: 9 1/2″
  • Insertable length: 4 1/2″
  • Circumference: 5 1/4″
  • Diameter: 1 5/8″
  • Clitoral attachment shape: Rabbit
  • Weight: 0.5 lb

Functions/Performance/Controls:

  • Functions: Rotating / Vibrating
  • Special Features:
    Multifunction
    Multispeed
  • Control type: Built in control pad
  • Powered By: Aa-4

Right, then. There’s that. So! Onto the review.

Now, I don’t have quite as much of a story to go along with this one as I did the last, because this is a “solo item”. This one was for me to use, though I did have an audience as you will find out while reading this review.

So when we got this thing home, my husband managed to steal batteries from somewhere in the house and load them into this thing faster than I could say “adult toy“. I walked into the bedroom after putting the baby down for a nap to find him standing there clutching it in his hand and giving me the sexy eyes.
“I see you found the rabbit.” I said.
With a waggle of the eyebrows, he turned it on and it immediately jumped to action. And I jumped in fear. The little ball bearing-things started rotating, the head was spinning like the chick’s head in the Exorcist, and the little rabbit and its’ ears were buzzing away merrily. I wondered how I was ever going to be able to use that thing on my lady parts without
A: breaking down into hysterical laughter or
B: being afraid it was going to drill a hole through my body.

We didn’t get to use it right then and there because – surprise surprise – someone woke prematurely from her nap. But I swear to you, HE was more eager to see me use this thing that I was to use it on myself.

A few days later we finally got the opportunity to give it a whirl. We both got on the bed, him where he could “see the show” so to speak and I went to work.
Remember how I said I didn’t think I would make it through without hysterically laughing?
Uh, yeah. Nothing funny about this thing. In fact, there was very little laughter. In FACT, there were different noises entirely coming from me once I started using it, if you catch my drift.

Without going into too much detail here, this thing’s frigging amazing. Noisy as hell, but frigging amazing. The clitoral stimulator is perfect; not too much, but just enough (and it has a dial for you to control the intensity) and those little rotating ball bearing things? Uh, awesome. There’s also a dial to control how fast those rotate, and another dial where you can make them rotate in the other direction. It sounds complicated, but I promise it’s not. I’m pretty sure I’m spoiled from ever using a “plain ole vibrator” ever again. One with just a clitoral stimulator just isn’t gonna cut it from here on out; I’m gonna have to always own one of these big’uns, or something similar to this one.

Pros:

– It feels good. Like, really good.
-It’s pretty easy to clean.

Cons:

-It’s loud.
-Kind of bulky.

This rabbit sells for $45.99 and it’s worth every penny. Ladies, if you do not own a vibrator.. You really need to. Every girl should have one. If you’re intimidated, embarrassed or scared, don’t be. If you think your hubby is going to not be into a vibrator, or intimidated you may be surprised. Watching you use one of these could be one of the biggest turn-ons he’ll ever find!!

So this vibrator gets two thumbs – and a toe – up. Way up!

I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my participation in EdenFantasys‘ review program. I received no monetary compensation and was given this product for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely honest and my own.


New Monthly Feature – Frisky Friday


Hey ya’ll. It’s time for a brand spanking (tee hee) new monthly feature on Hope Springs Eternal, and this one is for adults only. Like, 18+ only. Also, if you are a family member or close friend of mine and prefer NOT to hear about my bedroom exploits with my husband, then this logo right above this text will warn you to just ignore this blog post.

Because I am now reviewing adult toys and products once a month.

If you are an adult, and don’t mind hearing about various marital romps and “bedroom aid” products, carry on. These posts will always be tactful and subtle, yet they will feature photos of the products we’re trying out and obviously I will have to review them honestly.

So without further ado, here is the first Frisky Friday post at Hope Springs Eternal!

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Here’s where the frisky stuff starts so if you’re uncomfortable, now’s the time to leave.

Alrighty then. So this month, I reviewed the InnerVibe Duet vibrating C-Ring. If you are curious as to what a C-Ring is, check out the Wiki site’s definition: here. But I bet you can probably tell what it is from the image:

Click on the picture to be taken to the InnerVibe Duet’s page on EdenFantasys.

This C-Ring is a little different than your run-of-the-mill ones. This one includes dual vibrators for his-and-her pleasure. Before I get to my review of the InnerVibe Duet, here are a few specs on the item:

Material: TPR Silicone
Texture: Noduled
Safety Features: Phthalates-free/hypoallergenic/latex-free
Color: Baby blue
C-Ring Style: Stretchy ring
Max. Stretch Diameter: 3″
Unstretched Diameter: 1 1/8″
Weight: .1 lb
Special features: Waterproof, Removable bullet, double bullets
Powered by: 3 watch batteries
Control type: Push button

Now that the technical stuff’s out of the way, let’s get onto the review!

Josh and I decided to give this a whirl on a whim the other day. I wanted to wait until we could get a sitter for the baby so we could take our time, but who knows when that might be? After Nellie had been napping for almost an hour, we were making out a little when he waggled his eyebrows at me and suggested we tried it. After some balking on my part I finally gave in and said, “Okay, but we have to hurry.” Anyone who is a parent knows that your window of opportunity for Hanky Panky is very narrow, and I knew we were pushing it anyway because she’d already been down for close to an hour. So I scrambled off the bed, ripped my clothes off in record time and retrieved the InnerVibe.
Now, we’ve used a C-Ring with a vibrating bullet before and the results were rather unfortunate. It was too tight, the material was most certainly NOT STRETCHY and let’s just say there was some chafing involved. Plus the vibrator on the bullet was so strong I was fairly certain it was going to pulverize the most tender part of my vayjayjay into a fine dust. NOT. FUN.

This one, however, was better. Josh says it was still a bit too tight, but it was more comfortable than the other one we had tried. The vibrations were nice and strong, but not TOO strong. The rubber nodules wrapped around helped muffle the vibes, so to speak to a nice level. I had to take control of the situation so I could get into a good rhythm of what felt good. It took a while to get the positioning right but once I did, it felt great. We tried to do the basic missionary position when my wrists started to get tired from being on top and leaning over, but that didn’t work out so we returned to the first position we’d tried.

I don’t know how long we were going at it, but it was at one point that something didn’t feel quite right. Something was missing. I thought that the battery on my side had died but didn’t think it was possible as I still heard a faint buzzing. After climbing off my husband and checking, however, I confirmed what I’d thought: The battery on my side was petering (no pun intended) out. With a sigh, we rotated the C-Ring and I used the side that had been on my husband’s previously. And we were back in business! We resumed our activity and I got closer and closer to O-Town. I could see the gates of O-Town when suddenly, my buzzy little friend started to crap out on me again. Frustrated, we rotated it back and used the OTHER side that had been originally mine. The battery was back to being strong and once again, I got so close I could SEE it and… You guessed it. Bye bye, battery.

We repeated the “flipping over” process until the thing just died on us completely. We decided we would just finish separately since we were pretty sure the baby was going to wake at any second so I got mine, and sure enough as soon as I’d finished and was crawling back over to Josh to lend a helping hand, the baby started to cry.

So, my poor hubby went unsatisfied and we both ended up a little frustrated at how close we came (pun intended) to a great experience.

Pros of the InnerVibe Duet:

  • We liked the stretchy material on the C-Ring, even if it was a little tight on my husband’s “guy”.
  • I liked the way the vibrations felt; the soft stretchy nodules felt good to rub against and the vibration wasn’t too hard or numbing.
  • The small bullet fit snugly between us an wasn’t bulky or in the way.

Cons of the InnerVibe Duet:

  • The batteries aren’t replaceable. And obviously, don’t last any longer than 45 minutes because that’s about the length of time we were romping.. If that long. It didn’t feel like it was that long.

All in all, it’s not a bad value for $11.99. It’s actually a pretty quality item for that price as long as you view it pretty much as a one-trick pony item. Unless you can get off at the drop of a hat, you’re looking at one use out of this bad boy. In hindsight, if we hadn’t just jumped from zero to sex in half a minute and had taken the time to get me a little more aroused, it probably would NOT have taken me so long to reach O-Town. But we didn’t, so this item didn’t work out as well for us as we’d hoped. But I would pay $11.99 for it, because it did feel good while we were using it!

If you enjoyed this post, keep your eyes peeled for next month’s Frisky Friday.

Happy Sexing!

I was given the opportunity to review this product because of my participation in EdenFantasys‘ review program. I received no monetary compensation and was given this product for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely honest and my own.