Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Closest I've Ever Come...

This is the second review that I ever wrote and first appeared over at EdenFantasys, where you can still check it out and vote on it.


Pure Wand by nJoy

First of all, before I start this review properly, there's something that you should know about me. I have never had an orgasm without something (or someone) touching my clit. Never-ever. I wish that I could pause here dramatically and say... "until now!" but alas, that simply wouldn't be true. But that's not to say that the Pure Wand isn't a fantastic toy, it really is, and I'm going to try to convey that to you in this little review.
New Toy
The Pure Wand is made by nJoy, and comes in this fabulous box, which it turn comes in a very nice sleeve.
I was immediatly impressed by the packaging, because I think that the attention that a company pays to these kind of details (how well the packaging is made and presented) suggests attention to detail when it comes to making quality toys

The toy itself is very, very heavy. It reminds me of those Mag-Lites that my camp counselors used to threaten us misbehaving campers with every summer. It's 3 lbs of solid stainless steel, which this site (EdenFantasys) describes as "a ferrous alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content." The larger head has a diameter of 1 1/2" and a circumference of 5 whopping inches. The small head has a diameter of 1", and a circumference of 3.14159" (my fiance points out that the circumference is actually 3.14" because there are only 3 sig-figs on his calipers...).

The stainless steel is a great material in many ways. It's smooth and seamless, which is always a plus when you're going to be inserting something somewhere sensitive (trust me on that one). It's super easy to clean and can be sterilized, which means that you don't have to use a condom with this toy if you're planning on sharing it with a friend or partner. You just need to boil the toy between uses.

Another great feature of stainless steel is that if you're into temperature play, this thing can get really friggin' cold. This is something that's important to remember even if you're not into temperature play (actually, especially if you're not into temperature play), steel gets cold people! Please keep this in mind before you insert it into any of your orifices! It does warm up fairly quickly though (I suggest a nice soak in some mildly hot water), and will of course warm up as you use it.


Experience:


I had heard bards sing epic ballads about the greatness of the Pure Wand. It is sometimes claimed by those in the know that the Pure Wand is the toy mentioned in the mysterious 'lost' passages of Chaucer's The Miller's Tale. This is truly a toy of legendary proportions...

Okay, I'm exaggerating here folks, but not by a lot. Pretty much everyone that I talk to about sex toys heavily praises the Pure Wand. It is known as the toy for G-spotting. So, I figured I would try it out, what have I got to lose, right?

So I bought myself the Pure Wand, desperately hopping that the whopping $107.99 I shelled out (for about 41.50 worth of steel I might add) would be worth it. And honestly, I have to say that it is! I started out with the smaller end, inserting it so that the large head curved up toward my belly-button. I was able to find my G-spot fairly easily even with the small head, and the cool steel felt amazing pressing up against it. I thrusted a few times experimentally and I practically jumped out of the bed. I had never in my life experienced such intense sensations coming from my G-spot. Clit, yes. G-spot, no, never before. I immediately switched to the larger head and I was not disappointed! The sensations were just as intense, but almost felt magnified over a slightly larger area.

For the first few moments I kind of felt like I had to pee, but since I had read that this was normal (and I'd already taken care of that) I was able to just relax and enjoy it. The weird 'have-to-pee' sensation passed fairly quickly and melted into an amazing pleasure.

I had read (and heard plenty of stories about) women who could actually ejaculate just by thrusting with the Pure Wand, and I was so excited to do that. But alas, it wasn't mean to be. I've tried several different angles and positions, and while they all feel phenomenal, none of them has allowed me to be able to squirt like I'd dreamed of. But that's okay - I'm not alone. I set up a little informal poll over on the forums (at EdenFantasys), and 18 people were kind enough to weigh in on the issue. 61% of them said that they were not able to come just by thrusting with the Pure Wand, but that it was still a very enjoyable experience (28% of people did claim to not only be able to come, but to squirt too!).

While I'm still holding out hope that one day I will be able to achieve an orgasm just by thrusting it up against my G-Spot, I'm not going to let that goal ruin my enjoyment of the toy. Moral of the story? Even if you can't come just by using this toy, you should still try it out! I promise you that it's an intense ride that you won't soon forget!

We looked it up, but couldn't find the Pure Wand in the AISC Steel Construction Manual (14th edition), but maybe it'll be in the 15th?

You can get your very own Pure Wand straight from nJoy, or from EdenFantasys.com.

*UPDATE*

(Originally posted several weeks after the initial review)

It's official, I want to change the title of my original review... Why you might ask? When I was writing my original review (after many happy experiments with nJoy's legendary toy), I had never yet been able to come without some form of clitoral stimulation. I had heard that it was possible to do so with the Pure Wand, and I wanted the title of my review to be a nod to that rumor/legend.

Now, however, I can say that it is not just rumor, not pure speculation. I have officially had a non-clitoral orgasm! And I owe it all to the Pure Wand. I'll admit that it took some time and some figuring out. I'm not well acquainted with my G-spot (so there was some maneuvering involved in trying to find the exact right placement of the toy), but I can already tell that we're going to be good friends. Now I haven't squirted or anything like that (yet), but I'm hoping that that's right around the corner for me.

If there are any women out there who doubt their ability to come from vaginal stimulation alone, I highly (very very very highly) recommend the Pure Wand. Buy it, play with it, learn something amazing about yourself and your body. And most of all, "nJoy" it!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Just Follow the Bouncing Balls...

I'm going to be honest with you folks, this was the very first toy review I ever wrote (way back in November). It got a pretty good reception over at EdenFantasys (where it was originally published), and I'm still proud of it.


SmartBalls by FunFactory


The SmartBalls are Kegel exercisers that are meant to encourage you to get your PC muscles in great shape. They're fun to use, though I actually prefer them for their intended use rather than strictly as a sex toy.

I've included some rather well known items in this picture so that you can get a sense of the actual size of the balls. The dimensions are approximately 1 3/8" diameter and 4 1/2" circumference, but I think the picture gives a pretty good idea of what size they are.

The toy consists of two balls joined together with a fairly seamless band right in the middle. Each ball is hollow and has a small weight inside of it that you can feel rolling around and producing wonderful rumbling sensations. A small pull cord made of the same material as the toy allows for quick and easy removal when you're done playing.

The balls are made out of FunFactory's Elastomed, which can be easily cleaned with an antibacterial toy cleaner and water. The nicest thing about this material, in my opinion, is that you can use water based and silicone based lubes with it. though you might not need any at all. The material claims to be "Hypo-allergenic / Latex free / Non-porous / Phthalates free" and I have no reason to doubt any of those claims. While pure silicone will always be my first love, it just isn't a practical material for all toys, and for these hollow weighted balls, Elastomed was a great choice.

Like I said, I tend to use this toy strictly for its intended use as a Kegel exerciser, and not so much as a sex toy, though I have successfully incorporated it into my foreplay on a few occasions. While the sensations that it produced inside of me are lovely, they aren't nearly strong enough to get me off or do much more than get my engine going.
I have to admit though, that when paired with a clitoral stimulator (your basic run-of-the-mill vibrator will do fine), I can get off with no problems, and I very much enjoy the sensation of the weights in the balls rolling around as I come.


Experience:


First of all, I have to say that initially, I was skeptical about the SmartBalls, I debated over them intensely with my boyfriend before finally making the purchase. Part of this hesitation was me being indecisive, and part of it was that I just wasn't sure if Kegel exercisers were going to be the right toy for me. I had read reviews for other such items (some of them in Cosmo, of all places), and thought that the idea was splendid. A way the strengthen my PC while having some form of sex? Count me in!

So I bought the SmartBalls and immediatly went home to play with them. The first thing I did was hold them in my hand and shake them around for about 20 solid minutes. I felt like I had one of those dumb-ass shake weights you see on the TV commercials, but I just couldn't stop! I was hypnotized by the feel of those magical little balls rolling, bouncing and rumbling around in my hand. If they were so much fun to play with in my hand, I absolutely couldn't wait to see what they would feel like in my vagina.

Getting them in took a little bit of work. The balls are each about 1 3/8" in diameter (that's the measurement across the widest part) and about 4 1/2" in circumference (that's the measurement about the widest part). Once I did get them in however I was very pleased with how well they sat and how unobtrusive they were. I had worried that the little pull cord would be obvious, but I honestly hardly even noticed it.
When I got them in I wiggled around a little bit, hoping to feel the intense rumbling I had felt when playing with them in my hand. At that, I was more than a little disappointed. While I could feel something rumbling around in there, it was hardly the Earth-shattering sensation that I had been hoping for.

They're pretty great as Kegel exercisers though. If I'm wearing them while I do chores (cleaning, grocery shopping, etc) I can definitely feel them, and it reminds me to do my PC exercises. They're fun to squeeze around and I absolutely love the way that I can feel them slide back into place as I relax my muscles. And like I said, I can feel those rumbling sensations that I loved, just not as intensely as I would have liked.

Over all, the SmartBalls are a fun way to keep your PC muscles in good shape, and remind you to do your exercises. While they do feel pretty darn good, the sensation is no where near enough to get me off. But that's okay, I like using the balls more as exercisers than as sex toys.


This review first appeared over at EdenFantasys. Thanks for reading!


*Just a note, I paid for the SmartBalls myself, they were not given to me in exchange for my opinion or review*

You can get a pair of the SmartBalls for yourself at EdenFantasys (since this particular set doesn't seem to be for sale on the FunFactory site anymore).

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