A Lesbians Guide to Making Strap-Ons More Fun

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Strap-ons are one of my absolute favourite things to use during sex! It’s been a long road of learning what straps make me feel most comfortable and what style of dildos I like using and which ones make me feel good when I spot myself in the mirror. Dildo choices have come a long way over the last few years, so many new brands have come out with toys that don’t look like penises but still have a great range of different shapes, sizes and colours. Then there’s the brands that have come out with revolutionary dildos that look and feel ultra-realistic, some get erect and some even ejaculate.
Then there’s share dildos…. 3 years ago I admitted that I couldn’t hold one in… this is still the case, so today I’ll be giving you my updated list of toys that makes using straps a little bit more exciting for the wearer.
We Vibe Chorus 

We Vibe update their couple’s vibrator every few years, this year they released the chorus and it’s stronger and better than ever. This toy is my personal favourite to combine with my straps. It gives you both internal and external stimulation whilst being a completely hands-free toy. If you insert the bigger motor, the smaller motor sits nicely flat in the front where the strapon dildo sits and you can feel the vibrations through the dildo, making it a little more fun for your partner as well. You’ll definitely need the remote to control the toy once inserted and then it’s up to you who gets to be in control.

 
We Vibe Jive 
If you’re a beginner with toys or you’re the kind of person that gets over stimulated if too much is going on at the same time then the We Vibe Jive is a better toy start off with. For me personally I find the Jive to be a little weak, but for someone who can’t handle a lot of vibration, this is perfect. It has a longer body than most standard eggs and it has a curve to it so when you’re using it with straps it would move with your body when you’re thrusting. On the tip of the tail you’ll find your control button.
Romp Wave 
Let me just start with, this toy won’t work with all types of straps, it will need support to stay in place. Boxer short harnesses or any harness that has 2 straps running underneath your bits should do the job. The Romp Wave is an external vibrator that has a larger body and motor then just your standard bullet. It should sit nicely under your bits, massaging different areas while you’re thrusting up against it. It’s quite a thin toy and it’s covered in soft silicone so it will be nice and comfy.

Exclusive Interview with Rianne S

Rianne S Sex Toy Designer Photo

Rianne S is a passionate womens sex toy and accessory designer who established her company in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2010. RIANNE S adult lifestyle products are made with her own personalised designs that empower, inspire and celebrate the sexuality of women. Her product’s give women the ability to create a fulfilling sexual lifestyle for themselves whilst they explore their personal desires. She encourages women to love all aspects of their bodies and employs realistic looking models within her advertising campaigns.

Rianne wanted to create high quality products and spent over 1 year creating the prototypes for her first line of sex toys, the “Matryoshka Massager” clitoral massager and the “Forbidden Fruit” body massager. The shape of her product’s are designed to look non phallic and to appear like everyday objects. Now with 7 years of industry experience, her sex toy range has expanded to include over 16 different products. This is an Exclusive Interview with sex toy designer Rianne and sexpert from the Adultsmart Health and Sexuality Blog, which will look into what she love’s most about her brand.

Tell me about yourself?

My name is Rianne, I am 36 years old. I love being an entrepreneurial sex toy designer. My favourite things include cats, dogs, boyfriend, friends, family, yoga, meditation, sunsets and good food. I hate chicken, ironing, dirty jobs and bad food.

What are your favourite accomplishments?

  • Being in a healthy relationship after dating tons of bad boys.
  • I never thought I could do this, building RIANNE S was a long journey with its ups and downs.
  • Loving myself which I did not really when I was 15.

What quotes inspires you?

“It is what it is”

I do believe in the power of positive thinking and that your thoughts can somehow create your destiny,  BUT acceptance of “what is” is in the end is the key to a piece of mind and happiness which can quite often lead to change. Then another quote I really like is:

“She believed she could, so she did”

This quote is all about female empowerment and we actually have a bracelet with this quote on it.

 

Rianne S with Forbidden Fruit Sex Toy Photo
Photo: Rianne S holding the Forbidden Fruit Body Massager

Who is your role model?

I love Oprah, not for her money….. just a little maybe! But the fact that she has effected so many lives in a positive way. I like women who inspire other women.

What is the story behind the inspiration, creation and development of your company and product range?

I truly want women to experience a happy sexual life. As a young woman I discovered this is not always the case for lot of women. When I was 20 years old I came across a Hustler magazine and the sex toys in there where not appealing to me at all. I decided that I wanted to do something different. Women deserve nice looking, quality products that work well.

What does your company value the most?

Improving the sexual lives of women.

How does your company define and measure success?

In a way this is about sales. The more you sell, the more people you reach, which you will hopefully make happy with the products that’s where the real success can be found.

What do you love most about your brand compared to other companies?

It looks very nice, stylish, cute and just very RIANNE S.

Tell me about your product range?

We are all about affordable luxury. Nice looking, stylish, quality products for a decent price. I like to give the customer something extra. Some products come with cosmetic bags, others with a nice bracelet. Then we have some specials like a very cute heart vibe, a nice Duo toy to be used together, and some really good vibes great looking and working.

Image: Exclusive Interview with RIANNE S – RIANNE S Duo Vibe Deep Purple

How many adult lifestyle products have you sold?

Oh My God! I don’t know but there are many! RIANNE S sex toys are sold world wide from the US, Australia, Russia, Europe and so on. Our products are sold in 35 countries.

What are your best sellers?

The vibrators because they are great value for money and look fabulous. And then the booty plugs. We sell them as a kit in a cute box, people love that. I guess it’s very appealing to women. And the heart vibe we sell well, cause it’s just really cute.

Rianne S Classique in With Bag Sex Toy
Sex Toy: Rianne S Classique in With Bag

 

Rianne S Booty Plug Luxury Set Sex Toys
Sex Toy: Rianne S Booty Plug Luxury Set

If you could pick just two pieces from your product range, what would you choose and why?

The Bella Vibrator, it’s a straight forward silicon smart wand with strong vibrations and the Heart vibrator because it’s so adorable.

Rianne S Bella Image
Image: Exclusive Interview with RIANNE S – RIANNE S Bella Body Wand

What are the most memorable quotes that you have heard about your product range?

It would be something like,

“Oh My God! I had 3 orgasms in a minute!”

 

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We-Vibe Sync A Thing Of Beauty!

I have reviewed lots of We-Vibe products. The We-Vibe 4 was the first sex toy my partner bought for me and I loved it. I have to say my heart sank when I first turned on the new We-Vibe sync. I thought it might be a bit better than what I already owned, but oh my god, It is like they took all my tiny gripes about my We-Vibe 4 and not only got rid of them but waved some fairy dust over them and created a thing of beauty.

I can never look at my old We-Vibe in the same way. I love nearly all the We-vibe sex toys, the Tango is in a different league when it comes to bullets, The Rave is one of the best g-spot vibes out there and The Nova is almost without parallel when it comes to powerful rabbits. The thing about this company is that they really seem to listen to their customer’s feedback.

It is packaged very discreetly and looks much more modern than the 4. It comes in a sturdy box which can be used for storage and contains the charging dock, instructions and some complimentary lube. It fully charges in only 2 hours which is great.  It comes in a choice of aqua and purple. It is made from 100% body safe silicone and is completely waterproof. The silicone is a bit draggy. I originally loved the silky smooth silicone of the We-Vibe 4, but it turned out not to be such a good thing once in use. The dragginess is definitely an improvement.

The We-Vibe Sync looks very much like its predecessor and is almost the same size.  It is a couple’s vibrator. It is a crescent shape with 2 arms of 3 inches in length. It has an arm that goes inside the vagina to stimulate the g spot. It is textured on the side that touches the vaginal wall (great for sensation and for grip) the dragging of the silicone is what also helps with the grip. The other side of the interior arm is flat so the penis can feel the vibrations but can thrust in and out easily.  Toy slips around inside.   The other arm grips the outside of the girl’s vulva stimulating the clitoris. The main problem I had with the We-vibe 4, was that it moved around especially with lubrication and a thrusting penis inside me and hence I only really use it alone these days. Even alone it didn’t quite grip hard enough to stimulate the g-spot.  Thankfully this new design is a stroke of genius. The draggy silicone is much better for gripping. It may take some playing around to suss out the right amount of lubricant to use. It requires just enough to make it lovely and slippy for the penis but not too much so the toy slips. The most ingenious aspect of the Sync is that it is totally adjustable. It has 2 hinges that can be manipulated easily to fit any body perfectly and even enables movement during sex.

We-Vibe Sync Mobile Application Download Image
Sex Toy: We-Vibe Sync Application

 

The We-Vibe Sync can be operated directly but there is also a wireless remote control which is much better than the We-Vibe 4’s because you have the additional feature of being able to control the intensity of the settings. The remote isn’t particularly long range only working up to 3 meters but that is all you need when you mould mostly be wanting to adjust modes and intensities at the moment. If it is a long distance you need between your partner and the toy then there is the now famous We-Vibe app that can be used for long distance hanky-panky. For anyone not familiar with the app. The sex toy can be controlled by your partner from the other side of the planet if necessary via a phone. The app is even more versatile than the remote control with more choices and even has a music option so that you can sync the vibrations to your favourite music tunes. Magic.

The main improvement with the We-Vibe Sync, which alone makes it worth the extra money, is the vibrations. They are in a different league. They are probably not as powerful as the Tango, but the We-Vibe Sync has to pack two motors into one very small space and taking that into account it is remarkable. The range of patterns and intensities are almost infinite with the app. Unlike the We-vibe 4, it is definitely possible to get some serious g -spot stimulation with this toy. It is much quieter too. I found the We-Vibe 4 was slightly rattly on higher settings.

I love the We-Vibe Sync. I would even go so far as to say it is the most genuinely “coupley” toy of the couple’s sex toys we sell. You can use it successfully during sex. You can turn it the opposite way round and have the clitoral arm inside with the flat surface of the other arm outwards over your clitoris. (Making it almost invisible under underwear) and a partner can take control while the other goes about the daily business. You can place it under the chin and let the powerful vibrations enhance a blow job. You can use it to masturbate your partner. The possibilities are only really limited by your imagination. All that is left to say is that like all We-Vibe toys, it comes with a warranty, and unlike some companies, their website responds very quickly to any queries you may have.

 

About the Author: By Emily a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre

LELO Noa Vs We-Vibe 4 Plus

Couples sex toy winner

I received the LELO Noa from Adultsmart to review in discrete packaging. LELO have designed bestselling sex toys so I was extremely excited! On opening the package, I saw that the LELO Noa came in it’s beautifully presented standard LELO box which had a picture of the vibrator on the box with basic info. When opening the box I found the LELO Noa nicely packaged in a molded base that would prevent it from being damaged. Also included in the box was a satin storage pouch to keep it separate and safe from your other sex toys. There is also a instruction manual, charger and a warranty card that had to be filled out. There was also a link to the LELO site for further instructions if required.

The LELO Noa is a completely rechargeable sex toy and operates rather quietly. However to charge it you have to unscrew the toy at the middle to review the charging point. I have never seen this before but it does not impact either negatively or positively, it is just a different way of recharging a sex toy. So I plugged the Lelo Noa on charge and waited the mandatory 2 hours for it to power up. Once fully charged you should get upwards of 90 minutes of continuous use, which is enough for a wonderful, powered, sex session. The cable for the charger plugs into any USB charge or electronic device with USB plug like a computer. Whilst charging a pink light will be displayed, when the sex toy is fully charged, the light turns to white. When the light flashes it means it requires a charge.

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Image: Lelo Noa

LELO Noa is made of a velvety silicone that feels ultra smooth to touch and is 100% body safe. In the middle is a metallic finished band that has the LELO insignia inscribed on it. Although LELO claim the Noa is waterproof I would prefer to say it is water-resistant which makes cleaning it a breeze – simply wash it under lukewarm water and some mild detergent or use a sex toy cleaner. The only reason why I say this is because you are able to unscrew the device to charge it up which may mean if it’s not closed properly, it can possibly leak water inside.

The Noa is a couples sex toy with a similar method or use as the famous we-vibe. It is meant to slide into the vagina whilst the penis can be inserted underneath. It is also a great solo toy and can find the G-Spot with little difficult or give pin-point accuracy for a bit of clit stimulation. To turn the Noa on you must touch the power button twice it will light up and begin vibrating. I was disappointed to find that there is only one vibration power but 6 different modes. In order the modes are constant vibration (when you first switch it on, pulse, fast pulse, roller coaster, longer roller coaster and finally low and high pulse. To turn it off again hold the power button down for about 5 seconds.

I read in the instructions that the LELO Noa is compatible with Sensemotion remote but one is not included in the package and I have not found anywhere that sells the Sensemotion control on its own so I guess you would have to purchase another LELO product that has Sensemotion to use this function. Personally they should either include it or sell the remote separately and it is a bit annoying – similar to purchasing a fun factory toy with click n charge technology to find that you have to buy the charger separately. Whereas the We-Vibe has an application you can download to create your own modes to control the We-Vibe Plus.

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Although not the most powerful vibrator in the world it is whisper silent. When inserted you really cannot hear it at all so will not distract you whilst love making or having some private play. It is anatomically correct – more so than the We-Vibe yet pliable enough also to suit those of us that are a little different in shape. I have an inverted uterus and found it perfect. So if you want a couples sex toy with a bit more power go the We Vibe – if you want a couples sex toy that fits most people, go the LELO Noa. Both couple’s sex toys are really great products to add to your treasure trove and you won’t be disappointed with either of them.Save

My Eternal Swan!

Eternal Strap On

Strap-on sex is a sensual approach to share with your lover as it is a couple sex toy. As much as I appreciate it, the straps have a tendency to drive me up the wall. I adore the feeling of skin to skin contact and wearing a restrictive harness frequently ruins that perspective of my love making. The Swan Eternal answers all those problems as it is a strapless strap-ons that is becoming more and more popular with sex toy users. The Eternal Swan is different to some other strapless strap’s available because it’s a strap-on dong as well as a vibrator. With two effective motors one that’s inserted in both the person wearing it, and the person receiving it, it’s a sure thing for a fun ride for both of you.

The insertable/wearing end is your common ball shape that, for a few users stays in by tightening it with your Pelvic Wall muscles. A few people find that this is tricky to do and like to use a strap-on outfit or an undies style harness. For me, I generally can’t keep these sorts of toys in, previously I had to purchase a pair of ben wa ball weights so that i could gain the pelvic muscle strength for it. However, after a while I would just wear the strap on around and use that to tighten those muscles. If you would like to use this sex toy I recommend doing some kegel exercises with ben wa balls or just using it as a strap on to pleasure your lover.

G Spot and Clitoral Orgasm
Eternal Swan Sex Toy

The end that is used for inserting is not a phallic shaped cock but this configuration isn’t outwardly disappointing and its ideal for Prostate, P-spot manipulation if you enjoy pegging, and it’s also perfect for Lesbian strap on play as well. Etched with the smooth and silky outline that you expect from any Swan sex toy, the shaft is delicately tapered with a bulb at the end perfect for P-spot delight.  The base is the widest point with the shaft decreasing in size until reaching the bulbous tip/

There are dual motors that are extremely effective each controlled independently which gives options that you can control your own or your lovers vibration speed and modes.  The controls are situated in the  middle so are easy to reach whilst in the throes of passion, just press and hold and the intensities will climb, click to change modes. This makes sex play so easy.

There is a handy travel lock on the Eternal Swan so that it will not cause embarrassment should it accidentally turn on or off at an inopportune time.  Each Swan is checked prior to leaving the factory that it works and will have some charge when it arrives.  This toy is a great deal more than a strapless strap on as it can be used for Prostate play, vaginal insertion, clitoral stimulation and it is so easily adaptable, tempting all the right spots.

Made with 100% body safe silicone  and hypo-allergenic it has a delicate silky feel.  Being waterproof it can be used complete submersible in the bath or shower and when fully charged can give up to 7 hours or non-stop pleasure.  Before choosing if the Eternal Swan is a good fit for you, there’s a couple of things to be looked at as first especially for the more voluptuous in figure as the shaft is not that long. Anyhow don’t be turned off by that, the Eternal Swan will be enjoyable.

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