Fun Factory Bouncer

Fun Factory Bouncer Review

Fun Factory Bouncer

The Fun Factory Bouncer is a unique dildo in a surprisingly simple “Why did no one ever think of this before?!” sort of way.  At first glance, it seems like a fairly typical non-realistic dildo: sporting a wavy shape & a gentle curve. Although aesthetically pleasing, what makes this toy special is not apparent until you have it in your hands. Then the 3 weighted balls begin to jiggle around inside and suddenly you’re all like, I absolutely must know how this feels inside of my body right this instant. Lubricant! Porn! Go! ...Or maybe that’s just me.

Of course, there are other reasons to appreciate the Bouncer aside from its awesome “shake dildo” status. It’s made from body-safe & nonporous silicone with a velvety soft, matte finish. (Firm to the touch, but still quite flexible.) It has a large, flat base that not only makes it both harness compatible & anal safe, but also offers some suction attachment possibilities.  Plus, at 7″ long with a 1.5″ diameter, it’s a rather happy medium for many individuals; not too small to be boring, but not too large to be intimidating either.

The Bouncer is available in three colors: black, red, and “candy rose” (the pale pink color shown here). It arrives in a thin, dual layered cardboard box with photos of the product on the outer sleeve.  Included inside is a “user manual” that offers very basic information about the toy…but seeing as it’s a dildo, there really isn’t a lot of instruction necessary.

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With the added weight of the 3 spheres moving around inside, I had secretly hoped that the Fun Factory Bouncer would feel similar to their Stronic line of toys — the difference being that my own thrusting power would make the unique “thuddy” sensation even stronger.

I was incredibly wrong…but not entirely disappointed.

Under most circumstances, it’s difficult for my oblivious little vagina to register the weights and their movement. Unless I’m thrusting with intensely wild abandon, the sensation is felt much more strongly in my hand (which I find somewhat distracting). However, as I increase my speed near climax, the extra jiggling sensation does provide me with a nice little push over the edge.

Honestly though, what I enjoy most about the Bouncer are the bumps & curve. The toy is curved just enough to gently massage my G-spot while still allowing me to thrust without fear of “hooking” my pubic bone. The large, wavy bumps also provide pleasant stimulation to the nerves surrounding my vaginal entrance. Without a doubt, it’s a great toy for when I’m craving a very active & thrusty masturbation session.

The only downside is that with all of this movement, the Bouncer doesn’t always stay lubricated for very long. If I’m not paying careful attention, the silicone can get dry & “draggy” causing the constant insertion/removal of the 3 lumps to make me feel slightly sore after prolonged use. (Fun Factory silicone also attracts a decent amount of dust & hair — especially since their toys do not come with storage pouches. I always keep toy cleaner or a spray bottle of water nearby.)

As for the “suction” capabilities of the base, I unfortunately don’t have much to offer. I never get any use out of this feature on toys, because I’m the type of person that needs to be relaxed & on their back in order to reach orgasm. However, when I did attempt to stick the Bouncer to a ton of different surfaces all over my apartment and wiggle it around, it seemed a little finicky. It would definitely stick to my clawfoot tub without a problem, but almost everything else (tables, hardwood floors, drywall, etc.) was hit or miss. Plus, the connection was almost always broken if I just barely tilted the dildo in any given direction.

Bottom Line

Overall, I found the movement of the weighted balls to be a very subtle addition to my masturbation experience; a pleasant experience that I could nonetheless live without. And although I enjoyed the curved & wavy shape, it is not unique or innovative on its own. There are plenty of other (cheaper) silicone dildos with similar shapes that I probably would have enjoyed just as much.

My advice? The Fun Factory Bouncer can be a great addition to your toy collection if you’re specifically looking for something new & exciting to spend your money on — or if you know that you really like wavy dildos and a lot of thrusting action. However, if pure intensity is what you’re after…I can’t help but think that this toy will leave you lacking.

3star

Pros: innovative design with weighted “kegel balls” inside, curve that may stimulate G-spot and/or prostate, wavy shape offers more varied sensation when thrusting, body-safe & nonporous silicone, high quality & trustworthy brand (Fun Factory), anal-safe & harness compatible

Cons: movement of inner balls may not be felt very strongly inside body/may be felt too strongly in hand, silicone can become draggy if not sufficiently lubricated, noticeable seam that you may feel if very sensitive (although I could not), suction base doesn’t seem to maintain a strong hold on most surfaces, innovation is often expensive — and at $100, this toy is no exception

Special thanks to my lovely affiliate, Good Vibrations, for sending me the Fun Factory Bouncer in exchange for an honest & unbiased review. If you would like to purchase this toy, please consider doing so here

Tantus Vamp Review

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Description & First Impressions

The Tantus Vamp is a simple sex toy. There are no internal vibrating mechanisms. No fancy bumps, ripples, or curves along the shaft. The design is obviously phallic in nature, but without super-realistic veins, testicles, and skin-tone gradations. Measuring 7″ long with a 1.75″ diameter, it sits squarely in the middle of the size spectrum: girthy in a way that is comfortable for most, but certainly not winning any size queen awards.

Compared to other (more flashy) products, the Vamp is easy to overlook… but don’t let its simplicity fool you. This toy is like when a friend says they’ll bring mac & cheese to a potluck. At first, you roll your eyes and think, “Seriously?! I can get that from a box.” But then they show up with a magical concoction of white cheddar & truffles & bacon and all of a sudden you’re like, “Hey, I totally underestimated you! You’re invited to all of my dinner parties!” Except in this case, the Vamp is your friend and “dinner parties” is code for masturbation.

The Tantus Vamp is made entirely from nonporous & body-safe silicone that is surprisingly firm but flexible. Its thick, sturdy base makes this toy both harness-compatible and safe for anal use. And although the shiny finish does create a couple of mild annoyances (attracting loads of dust/hair and creating a fair amount of drag during use), a little soap & water/sex toy cleaner and added lubrication will fix those issues immediately.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always on the look out for affordable-but-safe sex toys, and the Vamp is one of my absolute favorites to recommend. Normally, this toy comes in two colors (cream & purple) and hovers around the $40 price point. But it’s also available as one of Tantus’ special Grab Bags. This means that for only $25 you can get the Vamp in a surprise color. (Sometimes they are beautiful combinations of colors, and other times they are pretty average-looking, like mine. But it’s always an exciting game of chance!)

So the Vamp is a high-quality, versatile sex toy that is easy on your wallet… but how it feels is obviously very important too. With its pronounced head & deep coronal ridge, this is where the true magic of the Vamp makes itself known.

Experience

vamp2The Tantus Vamp makes my G-spot very happy in a subtle, relaxing sort of way — a completely different sensation from more intense & overwhelming toys like the Jopen Key Comet II. Being primarily straight, the Vamp may not seem like an immediate choice for G-spot stimulation, but the head is so prominent that it does the job with ease. This is great if, like me, you enjoy thrusting with toys but have a pubic bone that tends to get “hooked” by more extreme curves.

Plus, as someone who recently discovered that she’s not a huge fan of large toys, the Vamp is the perfect size. The girth is just large enough to provide a nice feeling of fullness without being uncomfortable. And although there is a distinct ‘popping’ sensation during insertion (which I personally dislike), my body adjusts quickly and effortlessly. It is definitely my go-to “big toy.”

Bottom Line

The Tantus Vamp is a great, high quality dildo without a lot of the bells & whistles that complicate many other toys, making them tailored to very specific needs. Of course, that’s not to say that everyone will enjoy this toy; sexuality is very diverse. However, I do believe that the Vamp is capable of pleasing a wide range of individuals because of it’s beautiful simplicity.

If you’re looking for a girthy (but certainly not huge) “everyday” sort of dildo, this may just be it.

4stars

Pros: nonporous & body-safe silicone, on the large side of “average,” pronounced head may stimulate G-spot, thick & sturdy base

Cons: may still be too large or small for some individuals, pronounced head may be uncomfortable upon insertion, general straight shape may not be stimulating enough


If you are interested in purchasing the Tantus Vamp, please consider ordering from my affiliates: Tantus (who offers the regular, grab bag, and the new vibrating grab bag option), Peepshow Toys, or SheVibe!  

Tantus Bound Review

The Vibeology line of sex toys is a collaboration between two of my amazing affiliate companies, Tantus and SheVibe. The Bound, released in 2014, is the first (and currently the only) toy to be released by the creative duo.

Description

Tantus Bound

As the name implies, the Bound resembles a penis wrapped tightly in ropes. It features a very pronounced head in addition to lots of veins, wrinkles, and bulges. It’s highly textured, very aesthetically pleasing, and truly unlike any other sex toy that I have ever seen!

Manufactured by Tantus, the Bound is a high quality dildo made from 100% body-safe silicone. It’s a very realistically sized toy, measuring 6.25″ long with a 1.5″ diameter, and is available in three semi-natural colors (cream, cocoa, and black). The silicone itself is very matte, doesn’t attract much dust or hair, and gives the toy a slight amount of flex and squish. If not lubricated sufficiently, it can also create a lot of drag — a problem that is compounded by the added texture.

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My Vibeology Bound arrived in Tantus’ new standard packaging: a simple and gender-neutral cardboard box, showcasing the product inside a plastic clamshell interior.

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I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t instantly want this toy simply because of its appearance. I’m a huge fan of erotic art, especially if it involves bondage or other kinks. The Bound goes beyond just being a beautifully crafted dildo; it is a silicone sculpture with a very practical & pleasurable purpose.

By all accounts, the Bound seemed like an intriguing toy. I’m a thruster, and it is definitely a toy that is made to be thrust; the bulges and rope-like texture provide lots of internal stimulation. Unfortunately, it was my first experience with a textured toy and despite my enthusiasm & curiosity, it proved to be way too intense for me. Far from being pleasurable, the Bound simply feels abrasive — like it’s scraping the walls of my vaginal canal.

I obviously had no idea what I was getting myself into. 

I’ve tried warming up with a larger toy. I’ve tried adding a ridiculous amount of thick cushiony lubricant. I’ve even tried to distract myself with super powerful clitoral vibrations. All that I’ve been able to accomplish is bringing the ‘downright painful’ sensations into the ‘weird and mildly uncomfortable’ range. And to make matters worse, if I’m not absolutely vigilant about lubrication, I experience a slight (but nevertheless annoying) raw sensation after I’m finished.

Although the Bound is obviously not for me, I’m still cautiously curious about other textured toys. On one hand, I appreciate the moderate size and soft material of the Bound, which definitely makes the texture more manageable — even if it’s not enjoyable. On the other hand, the matte silicone is rather rough and makes me wonder if a slicker material (glass or metal) would feel more pleasant.

Bound DetailA note on cleaning: Because of the extremely textured surface, the Bound retains alot of dried lubricant and bodily fluids. Reaching all of the tiny creases and crevices can be very difficult with your standard washing routine. For the most thorough cleaning, Tantus recommends boiling or placing the toy in the dishwasher. I’ve also occasionally used a very soft toothbrush with mild soap & warm water.

Bottom Line

To me, the Bound seems like a ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ type of toy, depending on your opinion of textured dildos. My negative experience makes me hesitant to suggest it to anyone who is a texture novice — but I also recognize that many individuals will love the intense sensation that it can provide.

Regardless of where you stand on the texture issue, this is a very detailed & well-crafted sex toy, raising the bar for silicone manufacturers everywhere. Although it saddens me that my Bound will rarely get used, I do hope that some day I will have the chance to display its beauty.

2star

Pros: body-safe silicone, absolutely beautiful design, moderate size makes texture more manageable

Cons: very intense texture (subjective/can be painful), very difficult to clean completely


If you would like to purchase the Bound, please consider ordering from my affiliates: Tantus, Peepshow Toys, or SheVibe.

Lelo Ella [review]

First Impressions 

The Lelo Ella seems to be a classic beginner’s favorite among the sex blogging world, as far as G-spot toys go. It’s created by a reputable manufacturer of non-porous & body-safe sex toys. It’s relatively inexpensive, despite the fact that Lelo is considered a “luxury” brand. It’s not as intimidating as the rigid steel of the njoy Pure Wand. And the curve is very pronounced, made to effortlessly provide direct G-spot stimulation — without vibration. With everyone gushing (both literally & figuratively) over the Lelo Ella, I simply couldn’t resist trying it out for myself.

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Like all Lelo products, the Ella comes packaged in multiple layers. On the outside is a thin cardboard box, featuring an elegant photo of the “pleasure object” and some basic product descriptions. Inside is another, much sturdier (and plain) cardboard box that is perfect for long-term storage. Also included is a storage/travel pouch, a user manual, and an authenticity card for warranty purposes.

The first thing I noticed about the Lelo Ella was just how small it is. At only 7″ long and under an inch & a half at its widest point, it is certainly a petite piece of sexual equipment. However, one of the most appealing things about this toy is that it’s double-sided. One end is slim and tapered for easy insertion and warm-up. The other end features the beloved curve and flattened tip for focused G-spot stimulation.

As per usual, the Ella is made from Lelo’s fabulous velvety silicone. Although Lelo products are hit-or-miss with me, this is the one facet about them that I am never disappointed with. It’s matte, provides little-to-no drag during use, and magically doesn’t attract dust, lint, or hair. (Honestly, I sometimes just like touching it or rubbing it over my body; it’s that awesome.)

Because it’s made from silicone, the Lelo Ella is considered a soft toy. However, when compared with other silicone toys, it’s very firm. There is no squish to the Ella and only a slight amount of flexibility along its “neck.” For many people, this is very important in G-spot toys because it provides stronger pressure.

It’s also important to note that while the Ella is seamless, there is a small ‘LELO’ imprint on each side. Although this isn’t noticeable during use, it does like to collect a lot of lubricant and bodily fluids, requiring more focused cleaning.

ExperienceLelo Ella + pouch

Unfortunately, my experience with the Ella did not live up to the hype. I did not have a sudden G-spot epiphany, mastering this controversial spot and swearing by its magical powers. I certainly did not experience a G-spot orgasm. No, to put it simply: the Lelo Ella did not ‘wow’ me.

The Tapered Side: I will admit that the small and sleek tapered end does offer a nice warm-up before the more awkward-to-insert G-spot end or other, larger toys. It also appears to fit my vaginal anatomy quite nicely, making it feel very comfortable and natural to insert. Unfortunately, the fact remains that it is small, straight, and boring. Even the beautiful & gentle swell near the middle doesn’t provide much pleasure for me (compared with other toys). The absolute worst part, however, is that I actually have to be cautious when using this end. It’s just pointy enough to be painful if I get too enthusiastic with my thrusts.

The G-spot SideI wish I could say that using the G-spot end is less of a lackluster (and potentially painful) experience for me…but unfortunately, that would be a lie. Sure, it does find the right spot — and sometimes even produces pleasurable sensations that help lead to orgasm. But my first time using the Lelo Ella was so horrible that my vagina just can’t trust it. It’s the only time a sex toy has almost sent me into a panic, because it was causing me pain and I couldn’t seem to remove it without that pain getting worse.

For me, the problem appears to be in the curve. It’s simply too drastic and “hook-like” for my anatomy. Insertion is often uncomfortable, motion is highly restricted or else it gets hooked behind my pubic bone, and removal is almost always a difficult and/or painful experience. (Although I have discovered that turning it so that the hook faces one of my legs makes this a little easier.)  

The Bottom Line: If I want G-spot stimulation, I reach for a different toy. The bulbous head of the Tantus G-spot is able to provide the right amount of stimulation, without getting hooked behind my pubic bone. It allows me to thrust as much and as quickly as I want, which is how I experience the most pleasure. I also just recently purchased the Jopen Key Comet II. Its gentle & swooping curve instantly finds my G-spot and the vibrations counteract my inability to thrust with it. The Lelo Ella forces me to change the way that I masturbate, and it’s not remarkable enough to make up for it.

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Suggestion

A lot of people really love the Lelo Ella. If you know that your anatomy allows for drastic curves without getting uncomfortably hooked behind your pubic bone, or it you don’t require thrusting or vibration for pleasurable G-spot stimulation, this toy could be a good purchase for you. At the very least, it is a quality product that is both body-safe and affordable. However, if you’re like me, I suggest saving your money for a toy that will better match your anatomy and/or masturbation style.

2star

Pros: made from Lelo’s fabulous silicone (non-porous & body safe), affordable & high quality, curved design & flattened tip reach the G-spot without much effort

Cons: “hook-like” curve can catch behind one’s pubic bone and/or make insertion & removal uncomfortable or even painful, tapered end can feel too pointy, both of these issues can prevent thrusting or large movements

If you would like to purchase the Lelo Ella, you can do so through my affiliates, Shevibe, Peepshow Toys, or Sexy Time Toys. In addition to black, the Ella also comes in white & rose. 

Tantus G-Spot Vibrator

Tantus G-Spot Vibrator [review]

Description

Tantus G-Spot VibratorThe shape is what intrigued me most about the Tantus G-Spot Vibrator. Made specifically for G-spot stimulation, the toy features a prominent bulbous head with a rather gentle curve. For additional stimulation to the vaginal entrance, there is also a slight dip located a little lower than halfway down the shaft. (For someone with a shallow G-spot, this feature may go unexplored.) Although not huge by any means, the toy is on the larger end of average. It has a near-constant diameter of 1.5″ and an insertable length of 7″.

Anyone who is familiar with Tantus products will know that although this toy is labeled as a “vibrator,” it’s really just a vibrating dildo. That is, it has a hole in the base that will accommodate a vibrating bullet. Tantus provides a basic silver bullet that can be used with any of their “vibrators.” However, it is a pretty standard size and can easily be swapped with many other vibrating bullets.

The G-spot Vibrator was one of my first Tantus products, and the very first thing that I noticed is just how hefty it is! It’s 100% high-quality silicone — and it is thick, firm, and heavy. Attempting to “squish” the silicone anywhere other than the hollow base is practically impossible. And although the toy definitely flexes, touching one end to the other is out of the question. The silicone itself is shimmery, but has a matte finish that creates a lot of drag if not sufficiently lubricated. The good news is that it attracts a very small amount of dust, lint, and hair.

Tantus G-Spot VibratorI ordered my G-Spot Vibrator some time ago, when the pink color option was still available as a Closeout item. (It appears that it’s now only being produced in purple.) Therefore, I believe that I got what is now considered the “old style” Tantus packaging. Despite some design differences, both packaging styles have a lot of similarities. Tantus is very good at keeping their packaging gender-neutral & surprisingly nonsexual. It’s a simple plastic clamshell design— focused on basic transportation, not long-term storage. With partial transparency, it is not ideal for those worried about discretion, but it does provide a nice glimpse of the toy before opening.

Experience

Tantus G-Spot VibratorThe shape of the Tantus G-Spot Vibrator is just as awesome as I had hoped it would be. The rounded head effortlessly locates my G-spot, and the curve is not so intense that it “catches” on my pubic bone when thrusting. If you prefer idle pressure for G-Spot stimulation, the silicone is firm enough to apply adequate amounts — but obviously not as unforgiving as materials like metal or glass. For this reason, it could be a good alternative for individuals who want to experience G-spot pressure, but who typically enjoy soft sex toys.

I do suggest that you have a bottle of long-lasting lubricant nearby, as this particular silicone blend creates a lot of drag and can feel rather dry. Also, because of its size and shape (namely the bulbous head), insertion can be a little difficult if you are accustomed to smaller sex toys. Warming up with other, smaller or more tapered toys can help with this. However, I still commonly experience a brief moment of discomfort as the head “pops” past my vaginal opening. This discomfort is very mild, and the pleasurable sensations that I experience once my body adjusts to the toy totally make up for it.

Tantus G-Spot VibratorAs far as vibration intensity goes, the one-speed Tantus bullet is okay — but nothing outstanding. The silicone is very thick and while vibrations can still be felt in the tip, they are definitely muffled. I suggest a super powerful bullet, like the We-Vibe Tango, if vibration is what you’re after. If you’ve never owned a toy with a hole for a vibrating bullet, be aware that insertion is easy…but removal can be a pain. Adding a small amount of lubricant to the hole and/or the bullet can help, but to be honest, I usually just forgo the vibration capability altogether. It is an awesome toy — even as a simple dildo, and I usually don’t consider added vibrations to be worth the hassle.

Would I suggest the Tantus G-Spot Vibrator?

Definitely! While I have yet to experience female ejaculation, or an orgasm from G-spot stimulation alone, the Tantus G-Spot Vibrator was my first toy that made it seem like a real possibility. It may not be one of Tantus’s most talked about products, but it is one of my personal favorites.

Unfortunately, the G-Spot Vibrator is no longer available at a Closeout price through Tantus‘s website. And I will admit that at $85.96, it is a little steep for someone on a budget. However, there are cheaper options: Shevibe offers this toy for only $72.99, and Pink Cherry currently has it on sale for an extremely reasonable $38!

4stars

Pros: made from Tantus’s premium silicone (non-porous & body safe), bulbous head is perfect for G-spot stimulation, has a hole in the base for the option of adding a vibrating bullet

Cons: silicone creates a lot of drag, may be too soft for someone who enjoys rigid toys for G-spot stimulation, insertion may be uncomfortable for some because of size/shape, price can be steep if not on sale