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Enhancement products that didn’t make the grade

When you buy a sex toy you want it to do the job it was made for.
When you buy some lube you want it to perform the way it was advertised.
Sadly, it doesn’t always work out that way.

Not all products designed for sexual enhancement are created equal.
Some fall short of doing what they are designed to do while others are total failures.
We asked some sex toy reviewers to share a review of a theirs that was of a product that didn’t make the grade…
This is what we got.

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First we have the review True Pleasures sent to us of the Lavender System JO glide massage oil.
True Pleasures reviewed this product last October, and though she found it slick and thought the idea of a massage oil that you can use as a lube was great, it still fell short.
Among other things, a lack of a proper ingredients list on the product made her leery.
Find out the other reasons the Lavender scented – System JO glide massage oil didn’t make the grade for True Pleasures by reading her review here.

Next we have our very own Miranda’s contribution (she is a moderator here on Real Sex Toy Reviews) of the Oralicious Banana Split oral sex cream.
According to Miranda an icky taste and a dead feeling tongue just are not conducive to a good time. She even titled her review “ORALICIOUS MY ASS!”
You can read Miranda’s review of the Oralicious Banana Split oral sex cream here to find out what else she thought of the product.

Teagan Shepard shared with us her review of the “waterproof” Screaming O Ling-O Vibrating Tongue Ring that she says kept slipping off her tongue and included a bullet vibe that had a lifespan of a full 10 minutes.
Read Teagan’s full review of the Screaming O Ling-O and check out the picture of the “waterproof” bullet vibe she includes here.

From Pocket RockettZ we received her review of the Divine Inspiration Rotating Massager that she says not only failed at doing the job it was designed to do, but it actually caused pain. Or to quote her: “Hurt My Kitty.”
Read Pocket RockettZ review of the Divine Inspiration here and what she has to say about the product.

Inferno sent a note along with his submission saying that although he didn’t mention it in his review, he was doubly disappointed in the Double Hole Sleeve he reviewed because he is a big fan of Tenga (the manufacturer of the product) and expected more from them.
If you would like to know why Inferno didn’t like the Double Hole Sleeve, you can read his review here.

Buzzvibe originally reviewed the Grrl Toyz Silk Touch Egg Vibe MAY of 2010 and found there was room for improvement, but thought it would be an o.k. product for anyone wanting to try a multi-function egg. Read Buzzvibe’s original review of the Grrl Toyz Silk Touch Egg here.
This year Buzzvibe re-reviewed the Grrl Toyz Silk Touch Egg Vibe and was less lenient with it’s shortcomings.
Here is a small excerpt from from the Buzzvibe 2011 review of the Grrl Toyz Silk Touch Egg Vibe that expresses her feelings about the product:
“I would visibly sneer at my Silk Touch Egg whenever I caught a glimpse of it in my toy drawer. I resented it for taking up space. It didn’t deserve to hang out with my LaysSpot and Hitachi, so I soon stashed it in the far corner of my junk drawer. And that’s where it has stayed, along with a few other toys I’ve retired because I got bored with them or found better replacements, so it’s not alone, but it’s definitely my least favorite vibe so far.”
Read Buzzvibe’s more current review of the Grrl Toyz Silk Touch Egg Vibe here and see why.

Nymphomaniac Ness shared with us her review of the Super BoyZ Swirl Girth Ring.
The Nymphomaniac Ness included a little note when she sent us this review of the Super BoyZ Swirl Girth Ring saying that she thinks couples sex toys and enhancers can go wrong more often than solo play toys because they have to please and work for both partners rather than an individual. She says:
“I’ve found that when a couples toy lets me down it has also let my partner down just through the experience of it not pleasing both of us.”
You can read the full review on the Super BoyZ Swirl Girth Ring from The Nymphomaniac Ness here.

So there we have it.
As you can see, not all sexual enhancement products are going to get a rave review every time.
In some cases a product may be of low quality. Sometimes it may just be a personal taste issue of the reviewer.
Sex toy reviewers see a lot of enhancement products and if they are honest reviewers you will sometimes see reviews like those included above because that is what reviewing is about. Sorting the good from the bad, and sharing the pros and cons of the majority of products that fall right in the middle.
For the most part you will see average and above type sex toy reviews. The reason for that is because retailers and manufacturers of sexual aids are usually smart enough not to send the really bad stuff off to be reviewed.
The really bad stuff is still out there though. Toxic chemicals, known allergens, and even lead paints are sometimes used.
Always look for safe toys, and when you read a review that points out the not so good points of a product you may have been considering maybe even drop the reviewer a comment of thanks for helping you not waste your money and an evening of fun.

Romance Pleasure Kit – Teagan Shepard

The Romance Pleasure Kit consists of The Little Afterglow Candle which is a scented candle that once warm can be used for oil massage, a 3 snap adjustable leather cock ring with an attachable wireless, variable speed vibrator, an embroidered soft blindfold, and a feather tickler.

Here is a little of what Teagan Shepard has to say concerning the candle that comes with the Romance Pleasure Kit:
“When my kit arrived, it had apparently gotten hot in shipping. The Jimmyjane Little Afterglow Candle has a stickery seal on the top to keep all the contents in. I even tested its’ effectiveness by melting the candle on the dash of my car in the sun while I ran a few errands. The ceramic holder got very hot to the touch in the sun, but the candle liquefied soon into a very smooth and delicious scented oil. I left the candle to sit on a level surface in the kitchen when I got back home. It set back up perfectly!”

Read the full review here.

Teagan Shepard – Certified Real

Teagan Shepard is a Certified Real Sex Toy Reviewer.

Teagan Shepard started doing sex toy reviews as part of her mission to be pro-long-term monogamous relationships and to help provide encouragement to work through issues on my blog. Teagan finds that her readers enjoy the products as much as the advice.
On her site ( #UpL8 w/ @TeaganShepard ) Teagan says she enjoys being of assistance or amusement any way she can, and welcomes your questions.

Teagan is a happily married woman with a toddler. She says that she has been through her share of marriage troubles, and she feels like her experiences are worth sharing:
As Teagan says it… “we took the hard road not the ‘easy way out’ and it’s so worth it.”

Teagan identifies herself as a sex-positive Christian.

Expert recommendations for your very first vibrator

buying a first vibrator recommendations

If you are thinking about getting your first vibrator, but don’t know what kind to get, then maybe we can help you out.

We asked some experts (sex toy reviewers) if they were to recommend one vibrator to a woman who had never used a vibrator of any sort before… What would it be and why?

Teagan Shepard tells us about bullet vibrators and why she thinks they are a great choice for a first vibe.
Teagan Shepard on first time vibrator selection

Nitebyrd tells us why she would recommend The Rabbit to a woman who was seeking a first time vibrator.
Nitebyrd on first time vibrator selection

Pocket RockettZ thinks a pocket rocket is the way to start with vibrators.
Pocket RockettZ on first time vibrator selection

Mistress Kay tells us why the Intimate Basics Siena is what she would recommend to someone who wants their first vibrator.
Mistress Kay on first time vibrator selection

Miranda talks about classic style vibrators and the small, discrete, and versatile Rebel Toyfriend.
Miranda on first time vibrator selection

Domina Doll recommends Pocket Rockets for women who are buying a vibe for the first time for several reasons.
Domina Doll on first time vibrator selection

Vibrators are a very personal purchase. The reason so many different styles of vibrators exist is because we all find our pleasures in slightly different ways.
Read what reviewers say and take it to heart, but always keep in mind that what works for one person may not be exactly right for someone else.
If by chance you chose a first vibrator that just doean’t seem to do it for you… don’t get discouraged.
Your next one just may be the perfect fit.

Teagan Shepard on first time vibrator selection

Vibes for First-Timers
By Teagan Shepard

I remember being a first-time vibe shopper myself. I wanted something that wasn’t intimidating size-wise, wasn’t super-strong wasn‘t going to break the bank, and was very discreet. In other words, NOT a Hitachi Magic Wand (although those are lovely devices.)

My suggestion is to go for something like a bullet. They’re very small, generally quiet, easy on the wallet, and easy to throw into your underwear drawer for hiding. My personal preference is the High Intensity Bullet from California Exotics. It’s about three inches long (this makes it easy to stash, to use between yourself and your partner, or to use by yourself), it’s waterproof (yay for tub toys!), and it has three speeds so you can adjust it as your sensitivity changes. On top of that, it’s only $14.99 so you’re not going to be out much money; this also makes it a great gift for a first-timer.
A bonus is that you have your choice of colors: you can opt for classic silver, white, or black, or you can go for metallic fuchsia or hot pink plastic with a lime green o-ring.

Decisions, decisions.
Whatever you decide, make sure to take care of it so it will last. If it’s silicone, don’t use silicone lubricant. If it’s not waterproof, don’t put it in the tub. Simple vibrators are really that: quite simple. When you’re good to them, they’ll be good to you.

Dotted Delight – Teagan Shepard

Dotted Delight Silicone Dildo is a 100% silicone dildo featuring a curved shaft with bumps placed on the inner curve for added pleasure. This dildo is compatible with most harness systems and has a hole placed in the side at the base for the addition of a bullet vibe.

Here is an excerpt from Teagan Shepard’s review of the Dotted Delight Silicone Dildo:
“The vibrations are not strong but are well felt in the bottom section of the dildo, making for more stimulation of the labia and vaginal opening rather than the g-spot. However, the curve of the dildo is nice for g-spot action, and I very much like the girthiness. I have to say, as far as girth is concerned, this is quite comparable to hubby so it’s a nice fit for me.”

Read the full review here.

Little Secret Tease – Teagan Shepard

The Little Secret Tease is a bullet vibe made of ABS plastic with a small, smooth, silicone sleeve that features a soft, bendable, pointy tip. The Tease is part of the ‘little secret’ lineup from Tantus Inc.

Here is a bit of what Teagan Shepard has to say in her review of the little secret tease from Tantus:
“I’ve never been one to pay much attention to dimensions. When I think “bullet,” I think of something about the size of my pinky. The “bullet” part of this vibe is more like my index finger, but with a chunky sleeve reminiscent of a “flame” light bulb.”

Teagan Shepard also mentions this about the noise level of the Little Secret Tease:
“If you are sharing your room or apartment, it is quiet enough that it won’t be heard outside your door, and if you have the tv or radio on at a moderate level, it won’t be heard in the same room if you’re under a blanket.”

Read the full review here.