Share Our Shit Saturday – Week Five #SOSS

Welcome to week five of Share Our Shit Saturday!

This hashtag has inspired sex bloggers across the globe to support each other on a weekly basis by spreading the word about each other’s latest content and encouraging other people to do the same. It was created in the hopes of removing some of the social media stigmas that we face and to fight against some of the challenges that these platforms have put in place for us. A simple share takes a matter of seconds and helps us to show these networks that there’s nothing wrong with talking about sex, creating adult based content and providing important education and information for those that may have none.

I haven’t seen a whole lot of posts this week as I’ve been starting a new therapy treatment and trying to schedule a couple of posts myself but there were a couple of reviews and a couple of giveaways I did spot that I wanted to share, so without further ado, here they are:

So Divine Let’s Go Crazy Rabbit Vibrator Review Voluptuous Vixen 

As I love this vibrator myself and voted it as one of my favourites recently, I’m always excited to read new reviews from my fellow bloggers and find out how their experience went. This is Voluptuous Vixen’s first post in a while and I’m so glad that they’re back and that this toy was a success for them. Rabbits that work with an individuals anatomy and preferences simultaneously are hard to find so it’s always lovely to read about someone finding one that works for them. If I couldn’t win you over at the idea of a heating function, maybe they can!

Pocket Pulse Remote ReviewBondage God

Reviews are just starting to trickle out for Hot Octopuss’s latest release, the Pocket Pulse and Bondage God’s was one of the first that I read. His reviews have always been thorough and informative which makes buying toys for my penis owning partner easier. From what I’ve read, he has similar preferences to Tom (my partner) in terms of stimulation so a positive review for a vibrator from him often means a similar response from T. The only problem with this is that I’m now starting to develop a list of things that I think my partner would love and I’m tempted to spend all of my money..

Scanderella’s 2nd Blogiversary GiveawayScanderella

One of our favourite bloggers, Scanderella, is turning two and to celebrate they are hosting a fantastic giveaway with multiple prizes up for grabs. Which ones will you be entering? I’ve set my sights on the Dodil after reading several rave reviews but there’s also a selection of others to choose from. Will you choose the We-Vibe Jive, We-Vibe Pleasure Mates Collection, Doxy Number 3 Wand, OVO R1 Vibrating Love Egg, Fleshlight Freaks Drac Masturbator, $50 gift card to Desirables or a Ruby Glow Bundle?

Win One Of The Satisfyer Range In Time For Valentine’sLittle Switch Bitch

I know I shared a Satisfyer giveaway in the last Share Our Shit Saturday but I have a feeling a few more of these will be popping up on my timeline over the coming weeks as Satisfyer have generously sent all of the bloggers two of each new release. You could be in with a chance to get your very own Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration, Satisfyer Pro 4 Couples or Satisfyer Pro G-Spot Rabbit in time for Cupid’s happiest day of the year thanks to Little Switch Bitch.

That’s all I have time for this week but check back next week for more of my favourite articles, reviews and competitions. Until then, stay safe and sexy. Have a good weekend all! x

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Review: LoveDrop Subscription Box

In my time as a sex blogger and product reviewer, I’ve tried a handful of sexy subscription boxes and seen several others come and go. Most of the boxes that I’ve come across so far have been disappointing and many of the companies were obviously creating the boxes for the wrong reasons. It’s no secret that sex toys and bondage products are in high demand at the moment and this can bring people onto the scene who are hoping to make quick and easy cash. These people unfortunately don’t care about the safety or quality of the products they’re releasing which leads to subscription services being filled with porous/toxic junk and crappy filler items. It was immediately apparent to me that LoveDrop were not one of these companies as their site contained pictures and descriptions of high-quality, luxury sex products and body-safe materials.

After noticing the splashes of silicone, I reached out to the owners to find out more. This lovely husband and wife team told me that they came up with the idea of this service when they realised how important date nights were in a long-term relationship and how crucial it is to invest in some quality time together. We talked about society focusing so much on the early stages of the relationship that people let life get in the way of the long-term. For example, a duo that become so comfortable with each other that they settle into a habitual routine of Netflix and actual chill where the intimacy starts to take a backseat. LoveDrop want to make a difference in these scenarios and prevent couples from getting stuck in a cycle of sex that’s so predictable it stops being fun.

So, how does it work? LoveDrop hand-pick exciting adult toys, gifts, sexy games and romantic activities for a couple to explore in a ‘date night’ box that’s delivered bi-monthly. My partner and I would love to plan regular date nights ourselves but often get distracted by our day-to-day duties and obligations and know this is the case for lots of other couples too. LoveDrop take out all of the stress of arranging an intimate night in by dispatching a box of treats every other month that’s all ready to go when an opportunity strikes. It costs £45 per box, which is fantastic when you consider the fact that the total cost of the contents of my first box doubled this.

LoveDrop Subscription Box December 2017

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When the plain package arrived, I was greeted with a simple cardboard box with LoveDrop’s branding on the front and ‘we promise to try whatever arrives’ printed on the opening flap. Inside, I found a welcome to LoveDrop card that thanks you for purchasing the box and a booklet that features a list of the included items alongside some fun date and challenge ideas, a couple of interesting sexual facts and a position of the month. This is the only aspect of the box that’s not couple-neutral as I would say the contents are also suitable for couples that have two clits.

LoveDrop Subscription Box December 2017The first item I found amongst the wrapping was the main feature of the box. The designer sex toy. I could see a glimpse of packaging that was familiar and I was impressed to find a luxury clitoral vibrator inside that I did not already own. I have a substantial collection so it wouldn’t be shocking for me to receive a duplicate but the original Lelo Nea was something I hadn’t tried.

It’s burgundy in colour with silver patterns and is a plastic pebble-shaped vibe that nestles against the clitoris to provide stimulation. It’s rechargeable with a good battery life, easy to operate and suitable for use against different anatomies. The noise levels are very low too which is a bonus for student couples or those with kids.

LoveDrop Subscription Box December 2017The Lelo Nea is not as powerful as the Nea 2 but my partner and I still liked it. It has a decent amount of strength to its constant vibration modes and was able to make both of us orgasm. It can be used during masturbation, oral sex or penetrative sex as it’s small enough to hold between bodies.

My partner said that this version was better for him than the second as it has buzzier vibrations and that’s the type that he prefers. I’m more of a rumbles fan so that works out well. He gets a new toy to spice up his masturbation or blowjob sessions and I get my old favourite back. The Nea was a fantastic start to the LoveDrop experience for us and it was so refreshing to see a subscription service pick something like this over a cheap pocket rocket made from unsafe materials.

Next to be pulled out of the box was some samples. These were also from Lelo and consisted of two packets of their water-based personal lubricant and two Hex condoms. We have used this lubricant before as a sachet is usually included with their sex toys and it’s not bad. It isn’t our favourite but it’s safe to use with sex toys of any material and suitable for most sexual activities. Ingredients wise it’s free from parabens and glycerin, which is good, but does contain propylene glycol which can be problematic and irritating for some genitals. It doesn’t irritate me or my partner or dry up too quickly so these sachets are good to have on hand for on the go use. Sachets like this are the perfect way to try new lubricants before forking out on a bottle so I like that these were included.

LoveDrop Subscription Box December 2017Hex condoms are one of the only things that I didn’t love about this box and that’s because of the controversy that surrounds them and the related ethical issues. Lots of my fellow sex bloggers wrote posts about those issues so I won’t go into much detail but I will outline the basics so people can decide for themselves whether they feel comfortable using them.

The first problem was this video posted on social media. I was alarmed when I first saw the hole made in the Hex at the one minute mark and I’m still on the fence about the safety of these condoms. The second problem was the spokesperson Lelo chose to market the Hex, Charlie Sheen. He’s well known for having unprotected sex with multiple partners without disclosing his HIV status as-well as having numerous domestic abuse claims, which doesn’t line up with the loving, intimate, honest approach of LoveDrop.

LoveDrop Subscription Box December 2017A product I’d never seen before came next, the Melt co ‘Joy’ Candle. According to the booklet, each candle is handmade in Lancashire and lasts for 22 hours. LoveDrop describe the scent as a ‘sparkling citrus floral on a complex but soft woody and musk base over a rich heart of rose, lily and iris’. I’m no scent connoisseur but I can tell you that it smells absolutely gorgeous. It strikes the perfect balance between barely noticeable and overpowering, creating a relaxing environment as the aroma carries itself around the room.

LoveDrop Subscription Box December 2017The last two items in the box consisted of a bar of Fairtrade chocolate that my partner devoured within minutes and a pack of clearly printed prompt cards. There are eight cards total and each one displays a different sexy activity for the duo to try together. I’ve included a picture of one of these cards as an example but I’m keeping the other seven to myself as we haven’t used all of them yet. We decided to spread them out over several weeks in alternation with some of the date and challenges mentioned earlier.

Overall, my partner and I were very pleased with the LoveDrop Subscription Box. In the past I’ve noticed that subscription services are aimed at complete beginners or those who have a couple of items and want to build their collection but this box is fairly inclusive. In my opinion, a wide range of couples with varying levels of experience with sexual products could enjoy this box and as it’s affordable, easy to order and created by people who are doing it for the right reasons, I would be happy to recommend it.

You can subscribe to the LoveDrop Subscription Box (£45pm) through LoveDrop’s site.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. No affiliate links have been used within this post.

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Reviews Elsewhere: Pleasure Panel November & Bonus Round 2017

Pleasure Panel Turbo Status

My partner and I been reviewing for the Pleasure Panel since the early months of 2016 and have had a varied selection of products assigned to us so far. Some of the products we’ve tried have been fantastic whilst others have been at the other end of the spectrum and disappointed us. The last rounds of 2017 were the perfect example of this as we received two items, one hit and one miss. Find out which of these items won us over in the below previews.

Svakom Cookie

The first item was the Svakom Cookie, one of the brands latest releases. It’s marketed as a ‘sensual foreplay vibrator’ and has three tentacles designed to surround the clitoris or nipples whilst the motor works on creating arousal and providing stimulation. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my perfect match once I’d put it into practice and I had lots of frustrating testing sessions trying to position it around my clitoris. The tentacles rotate in small circles which means it falls out of reach of my clitoris each time it moves and there’s no option to turn this function off. I didn’t orgasm with it once, which is disappointing, as I loved the packaging, colour scheme and other aesthetic features but the motor, noise and function departments all need some tweaking to make it perfect for me.

Love Layla Designs Bundle Pleasure Panel Review

Our second review comes from a bonus round that was held for Cara Sutra Patrons. Five pledges received a bundle of items to review and ours included the Love Layla Designs Blow Me Balloons, Wine Tag and Valentine’s Cards. We hadn’t heard of this business before but once we visited their website we fell in love with the sarcastic surprises, fabulously flirty gifts and cheeky cards that greeted us. None of the above items are typical of what we review but we thoroughly enjoyed exploring our bundle and absolutely loved everything that was inside. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this brand to others that share our sense of dry humour for special occasion cards and novelty gift tags.

That concludes the last of our 2017 contributions to the Pleasure Panel with thanks once again to Cara Sutra, Svakom and Love Layla Designs. If you are a member of the Pleasure Panel and would like to be eligible for future bonus rounds, be sure to check out Cara’s Patreon.

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Share Our Shit Saturday – Week Four #SOSS

Welcome to the first Share Our Shit Saturday of 2018!

This is a hashtag that has inspired sex bloggers all over the world to support each other on a weekly basis by spreading the word about each others content and encouraging other people to do the same. It was created in the hopes of removing some of the social media stigmas that we face and to start the fight against some of the challenges that these platforms put in place to “protect the children” and those that are embarrassed about open sexual discussions. A simple share takes just a few seconds and helps us to show these platforms that there’s nothing wrong with talking about sex, creating content for adults and/or providing important sex education for people who may have none. Join in the conversation on social media to share your favourite shit each week by using the hashtag #SOSS.

I have not been the most reliable poster on this hashtag thus far but I am going to do my best to remember to write these posts on time going forward. So without further ado, let’s get stuck into the posts I’ve been loving over the past couple of weeks!

Five Ways Sex Toy Companies Could Be Better in 2018Miss Jezebella

 If you’re a sex blogger, member of the sex positive community or even a retailer/manufacturer you may have noticed the colossal amount of fuck-ups that companies made last year. Miss Jezebella wrote this great post which draws attention to just a few of the main issues that currently exist and I agree with all of their points. It must have been hard to narrow it down to just five ways that the industry could improve but I think they’ve nailed the most important problems in this post and I’d love it if  certain brands and companies would take some notes from it and do better in 2018.

Blush Novelties Avant D5 Striped Silicone Dildo Review Phallophile Reviews

One of the first blogs I search when new silicone insertables are released is Phallophile Reviews and that’s because it’s highly likely that I’ll find information on the product I’m looking for there. I was not disappointed when I set out on my search for people’s experiences with these gorgeous dildos from Blush Novelties and came across this post. This review of the D5 ‘Sin City’ is so informative that I left the page feeling like I knew this dildo inside and out without even trying it for myself. If you are as curious about this range as me then definitely check out this review but keep your wallet handy as you’ll probably be wanting to add one to your shopping basket afterwards.

What’s In My Bag? Daddy Dom / little girl EditionA Poly Princess

As a tween I spent hours on YouTube watching what’s in my bag videos so this post gave me memories of those times. This edition may be different to the ones I used to look at as the contents are not the usual keys, phone and packets of gum but I really enjoyed reading through it. If you’re keen to learn more about the Daddy Dom / little girl scene then this post would be the perfect place to start. I feel like I know more about littles after reading this and ultimately that enables me to be more understanding of people within my community and the things that they’re interested in. I’m hoping there will be a second part to this post so please let A Poly Princess know if you would like to know more too!

 Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration Giveawaydownthebunnyrabbithole

Does anyone else have the January blues? If you answered yes then downthebunnyrabbithole may just have something to cheer you up. It’s the chance to win one of the brand new releases from Satisfyer, the Pro Plus Vibration! To find out more about this interesting product, I recommend reading Satisfyer’s Succubuzz which is the review that this wonderful blogger has written for it. It’s made me all the more excited to get on with testing mine out and I hope it will make others excited enough to enter this fantastic competition.

Valentines Giveaway The Oooh Review

Bloggers are back from the festive break with a bang (and lots of products to giveaway) so I felt it was only right to include another one in this post. The Oooh Review is offering up a Lelo Sona, a Rocks Off Unihorn and a Bumper Thrust Buffer from Perfect Fit Brand to one lucky winner. If you haven’t tried one of the Sona models yet and like precise clitoral stimulation then make sure to enter this competition to be in with a chance of winning one of your own. Best of luck to all who are hoping to get their hands on this fun bundle for a Valentine’s to remember!

That’s all for now although there were tons of posts I could have chosen for this round-up. Be sure to check back next week for some more of my favourite reviews, articles and giveaways. Until then stay safe and sexy! x

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Review: Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching which means that the final film installment in the popular Fifty Shades trilogy is too. Alongside this highly anticipated release, Lovehoney have launched another official product range with each item being named after quotes from the film and book. There have been lots of ongoing debates about this series and its representation of a dominant/submissive relationship but we must acknowledge the fact that it’s also opened up conversations about kinkier sex, toys and bondage in mainstream society. The official product ranges have further encouraged people to try some of the things they’ve seen or read about for themselves and I can’t be mad about that as long as it’s all being done safely.

My partner and I have tried various products from past collections so were excited to be asked to review a few from the Freed range. The item that I was most drawn to will come as no surprise to those who know I love clitoral stimulation but was it as enjoyable to use as it was to look at? Let’s find out! The Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator arrived in a black and purple box with rose gold detailing. There was a product shot on the front, key features on one side and product description on the other. Inside the box, the vibrator was stored on a plastic tray and the charging cable, user leaflet and branded storage pouch housed underneath.

Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator

Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator

Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator

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Frustration was the first emotion I met with after opening the box. I wanted to set it aside to charge but instead I ended up wanting to throw it at a wall. Not because the charging system was complicated but because I could not get the rose gold base unscrewed. I even tried the old towel over the hand trick and twisted as hard as I could but it didn’t budge. My partner then gave it a chance, thinking I was just having issues because of my weak joints, but he encountered the same problem. He ended up getting it off after a long battle and several attempts, but by this point I was so unaroused that I could not care less. It takes around 150 minutes to reach full charge and a green light will appear when finished. This is said to give 90 minutes of use but it depends on the settings used.

Made from silicone and finished with abs, this bullet is completely body-safe. Both materials are latex and phthalate free, odourless and non-toxic. The silicone feels high-quality and luxurious but it’s matte finish causes quite a bit of drag. As a result, I would recommend using a good coating of water-based lubricant on the smooth surface to make use more comfortable. This material also attracts a ton of lint so washing before and after use is essential. It’s fully waterproof with no seams or texture to trap dust or fluids so is very easy to clean up with soapy water.

Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet VibratorThe travel lock was activated upon arrival so the button needed two consecutive taps to remove it. It could also be removed by placing the vibrator on charge. Two buzzes indicate that it’s been unlocked. Repeat the double tapping process to deactivate the travel lock. To change through the ten different functions tap the button once. There are a total of three speeds and seven patterns to decide between and there’s even a memory function so it will always start on the last setting used.

One thing that I didn’t like about this vibrator, other than its stiff charging cap, is the fact that its vibrations start on the highest intensity, then go to medium, down to low and follow-up with patterns. It should be the other way around, starting on low to allow people to build up in strength. Not everybody can handle full throttle power straight away so this may put some people off. I usually wack vibrators up to high instantly so it’s not a direct issue for me but I still find it frustrating on behalf of others. There’s only one button so you have to scroll past the high-speed to get to the lowest and if it’s accidentally missed then you have to go through every function to get back to the right place. If the settings had been ordered in the standard way or there had been plus and minus controls then this issue would not exist.

If it had started on low then I could have built up through the constant speeds easily enough. The low setting is borderline rumbly where the rest of the sensations are buzzy. The highest is perhaps a little numbing in the hand but not to the extent that it puts me off wanting to use it. It never reached the stage of making the clitoral area extra sensitive or uncomfortable, so that’s good news, but I personally prefer rumbles to buzzing vibrations. I can’t fault the strength of the settings at all though, the power is more than sufficient. It’s on par with Lovehoney’s Desire Bullet in that department and is one of my favourites after my fond favourite, the Tango.

Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet VibratorOrgasms from this bullet have been strong and fulfilling. The adorable heart-shaped tip that initially drew my attention in its direction is gently slanted which allowed me to apply direct, precise contact to my clitoris. This is my preferred type of external stimulation so nothing gets me off quite as fast as this masturbation method can. If direct contact is not your preference or you’ve noticed in the past that precision can quickly become overwhelming or cause discomfort, then the Desire Blooms vibrator from the Freed range may work better for you. It has a wider surface area which provides broader stimuli.

Penis owners don’t need to feel left out or that this isn’t a toy for them to use as this bullet works just as well on the glans and other sensitive erogenous zones. My partner enjoyed using it very much although I think the shape of the tip is better suited to my anatomy rather than his. He would rather use this than the Tango due to its softer silicone surface and buzzy vibrations. He prefers buzzy sensations to rumbly, so the Tango can become too much for him at times whereas this is perfect. We would both recommend it to people who like power but want something soft and don’t mind buzzing. We’d also recommend it to patterns lovers as there’s a wonderful variety to choose from.

Overall, I think this is one of the best toys to come from the Fifty Shades collections. I was not particularly impressed with any of the vibrators from the first range but Lovehoney seem to have taken all of the feedback on board to make something much better. It is one of the stronger rechargeable bullet vibrators that I own at the moment and it’s a massive improvement on the Pure Pleasure Bullet from the original collection. It’s quiet, aesthetically pleasing and the colour scheme is absolutely gorgeous. If it wasn’t for the stiff base, buzziness and the order of the vibration modes I would give it top marks. As it is now, I think it’s above three-quarters of the way to perfection.

You can purchase the Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator (£44.99) from Lovehoney.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.

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