Review: Lelo Ella 

Lelo EllaIf you had asked me a year ago who my favourite luxury toy brand were, I probably would have answered Lelo. If you asked me now, I’d tell you to seek out better companies such as We-Vibe, Svakom and Doxy. I don’t support Lelo anymore, due to ethical reasons briefly explained in the disclaimer at the end of this review, but I thought it was still worth sharing my thoughts on one of their popular toys that I purchased pre-hex era, called the Ella.

One thing that I cannot fault this brand on, is the presentation. I’m a sucker for simplistic, but luxurious packaging and that’s what I get with their products. Inside the cardboard sleeve and gift box it arrives in, the Ella can be found within a tray for added protection. The box also houses a satin storage pouch, user manual, a sachet of personal lubricant and a warranty card. Lelo’s warranty lasts for one year, but they also offer a ten-year guarantee, which you register for through their site.

Lelo Ella It is made from a glorious, luxurious silicone which is free from latex and phthalates, making it completely body-safe. It’s rather smooth to the touch and has a minimal amount of drag to it. It’s not minimal enough that I don’t need to use lubricant though, and as this toy is made from silicone, water-based is the type to go for.

The material picks up a fair amount of lint, but not to the same degree as the silicone used by Fun Factory. It can be easily removed under running water and cleaned with soap or toy cleaner. This material can be cleaned more thoroughly with a 10% bleach solution or by being placed in the dishwasher, which I’d recommend doing if you’re switching between orifices and/or partners.

The Lelo Ella is around seven inches in length, with just over five of those inches being insertable. I think this should be manageable for the majority of people who are used to penetrative sex or insertable toys, but I personally would have welcomed an extra inch of insertable length because I’m greedy.  I do think that any additional length would have put beginners off, so I’m happy with what it has and I feel it’s still enough to do the job that the toy is designed to do. In terms of girth, there are just over four inches around the widest point. This made me unsure at first as it’s quite slimline for a g-spot dildo, but somehow, it works.

Lelo Ella

In use, it took me a while to figure out that it’s actually double-ended and either side can be used depending on the type of stimulation you’re after. I definitely have a preference though and that is to use the flat, rounded end internally and the pointed end as a handle. I have found that the flat end sort of presses up against the g-spot’s entire surface area really easily. It doesn’t overwhelm the spot but it doesn’t leave anything to be desired either. It hits it perfectly, stimulating every curve and crevice.

I can orgasm easily with the flat end, and yes, I mean a squirting orgasm, which is not something I can regularly achieve with many toys. I think there are less than ten toys that can make me orgasm in this way on a consistent basis, but the Ella is within that small handful. It’s a particularly intense orgasm when I add a clitoral vibrator or my partner’s hand into the mix. I have found the best way for me to consistently reach this orgasm is a gentle rocking motion. I have found thrusting to be uncomfortable with this toy, especially if I’m using it with the pointed end inserted, slow and steady definitely seems to win the race here.

Lelo EllaOverall, I think the Ella is a fantastic toy for g-spot stimulation and I can’t help but want to recommend it. It’s slowly being taken off the shelves though, so I would advise getting it sooner rather than later if it sounds of interest to you. I just wish that the pointed end had been smoothed over and rounded instead, as I believe this would have stopped the stabbing pains when this end was inserted. The flat side is the clear winner for me.

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Review: Fun Factory Tiger Dildo 

If you are wanting a high quality silicone toy, then Fun Factory probably have at least one for you. I’m slowly building up a collection of their products and I just can’t get enough of their beautiful designs, colour options and wonderful innovations. I knew I had to have the Tiger from the first time I laid eyes upon it as the texture just looked divine and I wanted to know how it felt. I’ve since purchased the vibrator version too, so look out for that review in the near future.

Fun Factory TigerThe packaging was as I expected from this brand. I have come to love the minimal, simple and relaxed packaging that their products arrive in. It’s couple-friendly and non intimidating, whilst still being somewhat luxurious. The front of the cardboard sleeve contains an image of the Tiger and underneath, a gold box is revealed. Inside the box, the toy is found underneath a strip of cardboard along with a user manual. My only gripe so far is that Fun Factory toys do not include storage bags, but you can get them separately from their site.

The Tiger is made from 100% medical-grade silicone which is completely body-safe, odourless and free from both latex and phthalates. It’s hypoallergenic, non-toxic and non-porous. The silicone feels high quality and is smooth, but it has quite a large amount of drag to it – this is possibly due to the amount of ridges, but I generally find Fun Factory silicone has more drag to it than many other brands anyway. I’d say it’s essential to coat the toy in water-based lubricant before use to make it more comfortable and remove the friction. The silicone attracts a great amount of lint as you may expect, but it’s easily removable with toy cleaner and a rinse.

I would suggest that beginners try a non-textured dildo like the Magnum before something like the Tiger as this is not exactly a small toy and the texture that it has makes it feel larger than it is. It has eight inches of overall length and just under seven inches of insertable shaft. I find this length to be really comfortable and it’s about my desired size, I have no issues with it hitting my cervix on most occasions, but if you have a tilted cervix or it’s sitting lower at particular times of the month, then you may not want to make use of the entire length. It has just over five inches in girth at the widest point around the last ridge and is just over four and a half inches around the slimmest point which is just below the first ridge.

Fun Factory Tiger

Slathering the tantalising Tiger in lubricant, I slowly began to insert it. I didn’t even take notes on the first use as I had planned, because I was just blown away from the second I first felt the coronal ridge. It has a gentle curve at the top which helps the Tiger to find the right spot without much intervention from me and it doesn’t take long for it to begin to work its magic once I’ve begun some movement. I tried a couple of different methods and both worked well, but my preference is thrusting.

I found that I could thrust quite quickly with this toy, which was a great way for the coronal ridge to stimulate my g-spot and the rest of the shaft creating a sensation of fullness, with some added stimulation to the vaginal walls from the ridged texture. I absolutely love the ridges throughout this toy as they add an extra layer of intensity and they manage to hit all the right spots. The ridges seem to heighten my sensitivity, which is exactly what I need during the build-up to a g-spot orgasm. I can also rock this toy in a back and forth motion when I’m craving something more gentle, but the texture still does marvellous things for the vaginal walls which can bring me to a relieving orgasm.

Overall, I think the Fun Factory Tiger is a fantastic dildo for vaginal play and it’s become one of my favourite insertable toys. I love the way that it tackles my g-spot and forces an orgasm out of it, plus the extra texture from the ridges is simply divine. I couldn’t have asked for a better balance of texture and I wouldn’t change anything about it. It is safe for anal use and can be used with a harness, but as we don’t peg and I think this a little big for my back door right now, we haven’t experimented with it in this way thus far.

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     You can purchase the Fun Factory Tiger Dildo (£32.99) from Nice n Naughty. Affiliate links have been used in this post.

Review: Motörhead Bomber Black and Gold Glass Massager 

Motorhead Bomber Glass DildoWhen I put myself forward for this toy, I had little information to go on. All that I knew was that it was made from glass and was black and gold. When I found out that it was the latest addition to the Motörhead range, I had to do a double take. I’m a big fan of this band and their already existing products, so I was stoked for the Bomber to arrive.

I’m a sucker for lovely packaging and I think this product definitely has that. The black box features gold embossed branding and the bands signature warpig on the side. It took me a while to realise that the front part of the box actually opens up to reveal the toy behind a window of plastic. It’s similar to the Icicles packaging, but much better. Inside, the toy is protected in a foam tray along with the stand and matching storage pouch.

Motorhead Bomber Glass DildoThe Bomber is made from sturdy borosilicate glass and feels of a high quality. I have encountered one or two cheap feeling glass dildos in time, but this is not one of them. It seems to have been crafted to perfection, leading me to find no flaws in the build quality. I liked that even the stand is up to the same standards, being made from a luxuriously soft black silicone and featuring gold Ace of Spades artwork. Both materials can be used in water, so they’re easy to clean, which is fantastic as lint seems to be attracted to darker toys. There is unfortunately no way to stop pesky fingerprints appearing on the black glass though.

I really like glass toys for two main reasons, the first being that any lubricant can be used with them, without interfering with the quality of the material. I like to use a slick silicone lubricant like Sliquid Silver with glass because I think the glide is much better, but it’s always nice to have options. The second reason would be temperature play, which is something that my partner and I simply adore. Glass can be warmed up in a bowl of warm water, cooled down in a bowl of cold water and even placed in the fridge for a few minutes before use for extra sensation.

Motorhead Bomber Glass DildoIt’s a very lovely sized toy as it’s not huge, but it’s not too small either, the dimensions are perfect. It has an overall length of seven inches, but an average sized insertable length of five. This is perfect for vaginal use as it shouldn’t hit against the cervix. It has not yet managed to hit mine, as I tend to need more than seven insertable inches for that to happen. It has an average girth too, which according to my measurements is just below five inches (4.75) at the widest point of the shaft. This is non-intimidating and should be manageable for those who have some experience with insertable toys and/or penetration.

I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of stimulation as the Bomber is quite straight apart from the bulbous wave that the shaft features. It doesn’t have a curve, so I wasn’t necessarily thinking along the lines of g-spot stimulation, but it turned out to be how the toy excelled for me. I was thrusting with it when I noticed that it had sort of rested against my g-spot just a few minutes in, so I decided to make an active attempt to stimulate it. I didn’t find the thrusting motion I had been doing to be successful, although it was enjoyable, so I decided to try something else. I moved onto doing a gentle rocking back and forth motion, which was much better at hitting the right places.

Motorhead Bomber Glass Dildo

After several moments of doing this action, I began to feel that similar sensation of building pressure or needing the bathroom, as some might describe it. This feeling was shortly followed by some squirting, which was definitely not the outcome that I had envisioned. I am not a huge squirter, like it’s not something I do on a very regular basis, but glass and metals seem to be the best materials to make it happen. I can do it reliably with a select few toys, whilst others are hit and miss, but now I’ve mastered the technique with the Bomber, I can see this dildo being one of the reliable toys for go-to squirting.

Whilst it was initially thought that this toy was going to be anal safe, it turns out that the base just isn’t flared enough. It’s not recommended to use this dildo as an anal toy because of this. I did found a way around this to relieve those worries, but I can find other toys to do the same job in a safer way. If I kept the silicone stand onto the thin end and use it as a handle, then I could make it work, but based on the facts, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Motorhead Bomber Glass Dildo

Overall, I love glass and I love Motörhead, so this toy was like a dream come true for me. It’s not something that I ever thought I needed, but apparently, it was and it is. It feels wonderful in use and I was very surprised by the way that it worked for my body. I only encountered one concern, which was the lack of flared base as mentioned above, but this won’t be an issue for me as I now only use it vaginally. The packaging and the quality was fantastic, the inclusion of a storage bag was very much appreciated and the use of a stand was different, but also a nice touch. I would definitely recommend this if you’re a fan of glass, Motörhead or both!

 I received the Motörhead Bomber Black and Gold Glass Massager (£39.99) from Lovehoney in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! Affiliate links have been used in this post.

Review: Rainbow Pop! 6 Inch Silicone Dildo

Rainbow Pop! Silicone Dildo 6 InchAs soon as I saw this dildo, I knew I had to get it. I think it was online for maybe two hours before I gave in and ordered it, because you know, I didn’t want to be too keen. I love toys that aren’t just the typical, over-used pinks and purples, so what could be better suited to me than a rainbow dildo? The answer is nothing. Unless its made by Doxy, We-Vibe or Tantus. Or it has suction. Or its glass. Ok, I have a lot of toys that are suited to me and I’m obsessed with them all, but I hold a special place in my heart for colourful dildos.

The Rainbow Pop! arrived quickly and discreetly in a white cardboard box with a cut-out viewing window in the front. One side of the box shows off a picture of the toy whilst the other shows off the pride colours and the back lists some multilingual, basic care information. Inside the box, the dildo rested within a plastic tray. There’s nothing else included in the box, which is slightly disappointing as I had hoped for a storage bag considering the price.

It is made from a high-quality silicone, that has a firm core and a very minor amount of squish in the tip. This is important as it makes insertion easier. The material feels smooth and luxurious to the touch, but still has some drag, as you’d expect. A good quality water-based lubricant like Sliquid H20 will remove this and make use more comfortable. It attracts a crazy amount of lint so rinsing before each use is essential, even if it has been stored away. A thorough rinse and a spray of toy cleaner or soap after each use will keep it as fresh and clean as possible between uses.

As the core of the Rainbow Pop! is quite firm, I was not expecting it to be very flexible, so I was surprised when I experimented with it and managed to manipulate the tip into touching the base. It doesn’t flop around like a cheap, porous, jelly dildo would, but it does give you the opportunity to alter the angle of the toy should you need to.

Now, I have owned multiple suction cup dildos over the past year, with most disappointing me with their un-desirable amount of stick and willingness to cooperate. I think only a quarter of the suction cup dildos that I own are actually able to be used as such, but this dildo has happily joined that small percentage. Rainbow Pop!’s suction cup feels incredibly sturdy and reliable, with no chance of it flinging off the shower tiles mid-ride. It has to be removed from the surface by placing two fingers under the cup and it can’t just be pulled off the surface by the tip like some weaker toys can.

In use, I found this dildo to be a fantastic size. It’s slightly smaller than my other half, so it’s not intimidating to him and honestly, even if it was bigger, I doubt he’d be intimidated by something so colourful. I find this toy extremely useful to use to warm-up with before engaging in sex with him. It has an overall length of eight inches, but only six are insertable as the rest is just the balls and suction cup. Its girth is  a maximum of five inches around the widest part, which is filling without being overwhelmingly so. It doesn’t create too much of a stretching sensation which is good as I can often find this painful, rather than pleasurable.

I am typically speaking not a huge fan of realistic toys, but this one has very minimal detailing. It does have a realistic head and coronal ridge, but the very faint vein detailing on the shaft is barely noticeable and it cannot be felt during use or insertion. I thought from first glance and appearances that the coronal ridge might catch on my pubic bone upon insertion due to how well it’s defined, but so far, I have not had any such problems.

Rainbow Pop! 6 Inch Silicone DildoThe Rainbow Pop! feels great to thrust with, ride on or simply clench around to enjoy the girth. I can insert the full length of the shaft as it’s not quite long enough to hit my cervix, so use is comfortable and enjoyable. I seem to use this dildo more with my partner than I do alone, whether it’s him using it on me or dabbling in double penetration. I think this is because he is able to be more vigorous with it than I am and he seems to be able to hit the places that I can’t from his angle. If I’m using this dildo alone then I need to also be using a clitoral vibrator in order to orgasm, but if he’s in control then I can orgasm on most occasions.

Overall, I think the Rainbow Pop! is absolutely worth its retail price of £44.99. It’s extremely difficult to find high-quality silicone toys that are on the larger side, so they’re always going to be a little more expensive, but in my opinion, they’re so worth it. It’s going to last so much longer than something cheap and porous. It has been made wonderfully and I think it’s so aesthetically pleasing that I would honestly leave it out for decoration if I didn’t still live with family. The Rainbow Pop! is not just a toy for people in the LGBTQ community who are celebrating pride, it’s for its supporters too.

You can purchase the Colours Pleasures Pride Edition Rainbow Pop! 6 Inch ($44.99/£33.10) from Betty’s Toy Box. Affiliate links have been used within this post.

Review: Tantus Sport

Tantus Sport SilverWhat a surprise, I’m back with another Tantus review. This time, I’m talking about the Sport, which is a delightful dildo that has been designed for g-spot stimulation. It can be used for p-spot stimulation too as it’s anal-safe and harness compatible, but that’s not something we are exploring at the moment.

The Sport is made from Tantus’s unique formula of 100% ultra-premium silicone. This formula is completely body-safe and free from latex and phthalates. It’s compatible with water-based lubricants only, to avoid degrading the material. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and can be bleached, boiled or run through the dishwasher for a thorough clean. I usually stick to toy cleaner and water for everyday cleans, but one of the other methods is done once a month or so, depending how much use the toy has had. If you’re using this toy anally, switching between orifices and/or partners, then I would recommend doing it more often than that.

If you saw my review for the Warm Up then you might have noticed that these two toys look incredibly similar. The main difference between them is the size. The Sport offers up 5.5 inches of insertable length, which is an inch more than the Warm Up has. If this size increase doesn’t sound enough to you and you’d prefer a couple of extra inches to play with, then that wish has been granted in the Sport Long. Both versions of the Sport have a maximum girth of 4 inches around the bulbous head and a minimum of 3.25 inches around the thinnest part of the shaft. This is quite slimline, so it should be manageable for most people with some penetrative experience.

The Warm Up has a moderate amount of flexibility, which is a fraction too much for me, but the Sport seems to have the perfect balance. It’s flexible enough that it can be bent forwards or backwards for adjustment, but not so much that it makes insertion difficult. I would describe it as being somewhat firmer than its smaller sibling as it has little to no squish to it and the core of the toy is rather solid. This is much closer to the firmness that my g-spot likes, which gave me high hopes that I would be able to use this toy for its designed purpose.

The Sport has a lovely defined head and the curve is placed just below it, rather than slightly down the shaft like the Compact. My preferred placement for a curve is directly below the head as I find this more comfortable than a lower one that tends to catch on my pubic bone. I had no issues with the Sport getting caught, as it slid into position very easily with a little bit of lubricant. It found my g-spot within a matter of moments and began to stimulate it as I gentle thrusted it in and out. As I increased the speed of the thrusting action, I thought that this toy might just be firm enough to bring me to orgasm.

Continuing with what I was doing, it wasn’t long before I was left in a puddle of relief and satisfaction. It wasn’t the overwhelming, explosive and result in squirting type of g-spot orgasm, it was more of a gentle release of pressure. I don’t always crave a deep, intense and long-lasting internal orgasm, so this dildo is fantastic for sessions when I just want to feel a bit of relief, without being left breathless. Once I’ve reached that point, I can just clean up and carry on with my day. I don’t always want to be left wallowing in the orgasm that I just had as I’m a busy woman and I’d simply run out of time to do everything I need to do if I let that happen every time.

Overall, I think that the Tantus Sport is a great dildo, but I think it was made with g-spot beginners in mind. It’s a non-intimidating, slimline and aesthetically pleasing toy that I think would be fantastic for people who are new to exploring their g-spot, but don’t want something as small and flexible as the Warm Up. I am more of an intermediate leaning towards advanced g-spot player, so this isn’t the first toy I’d think of when wanting this type of stimulation, but I would lean towards it if I wanted a softer session and a gentle orgasm.

   You can purchase the Sport in Silver, Purple or Black ($44.10/£34.04) from Tantus. Affiliate links have been used within this post.