A well-made feather tickler is an essential in our toy-box and I think it should be in everyone elses too. We have several of them now, but I noticed that most of the ones that we had were short-handled and I wanted something longer, just to add some variety, so I browsed Lovehoney and eventually decided on the beautiful Fifty Shades of Grey Tease.
It arrived in a simple plastic packet with an instruction leaflet and some suggestions for use attached. It’s not fancy, but protects it from dust or being crushed, so it’s all that’s needed. I could have gone for a storage bag to keep it in though. After taking it out of the packet, a little bit of re-fluffing was required to give it the full effect that is photographed, but once the feathers have been straightened out, this ticklers glorious body of goodness radiates, in a way that begs you to explore what it has to offer. The feathers are smooth, soft and luxurious to the touch, which I wasn’t expecting considering the price, but it really is a high-quality and well-made product. Even the long, plastic handle feels of a decent, sturdy standard and I don’t see it snapping anytime soon.
We have had this tickler for a few months now and I haven’t noticed any shedding whatsoever. My partner has even tried tugging on the feathers slightly to see if any would come loose or fall out, which they didn’t. As the construction is so great, it means that I can carefully rinse the tickler if any fluid should come into contact with it and it will remain in perfect condition. Many ticklers begin falling apart after a few months of regular use and need to be replaced, but I can see this one lasting a while if it’s cared for and stored properly.
A tickler is best used in combination with a blindfold, preferably the black-out variety. This heightens the sensation further for the person who is being tickled and it keeps them guessing as to what is coming next or what location you’re going to tease next. I think these tools are very subtle ways of turning your partner on and preparing them for other types of play, regardless of what that play may be. For us, we particularly like to incorporate ticklers into bondage scenarios between soft flogs and spanks to mix up the sensations and explore sensory stimulation.
The Tease Tickler awakens all the nerve endings when traced against a partner’s skin, which brings blood to the surface, enhancing the stimulation. I have found it to be successful at exciting and relaxing my partner, depending on how I use it. If I run it down his spine, he gets relaxed and at times, sleepy, but if I use on his chest, neck or inner thighs, he goes crazy. It always receive a wonderful response from him, making him feel good and that’s what is most important with any type of toy or implement.
Overall, I think this is a fantastic tickler, especially for the price, and I’m extremely pleased with the quality and how well it has maintained its appearance. The long handle makes this comfortable to hold and use for longer periods of time and it also helps to reach those difficult locations on my partner’s body with ease. This is one of our favourites at the moment and we wouldn’t hesitate to replace it.
You can purchase the Fifty Shades of Grey Tease Tickler (£12.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this post.