VIP Interview with Helle Panzieri – Global Sales Manager Baci Lingerie And Envy Menswear

Panzieri Helle

Helle Panziere is a charismatic and charming global sales manager for OVO Lifestyle Toys, Baci Lingerie and ENVY Menswear. She is from Europe, born in Rome and grew-up in Denmark. Her mum is Danish and her father is Italian. She added,

“The weathers always grey and dreary in Denmark. I have been in the U.S. for 20 years.”

One of her favourite quotes that inspires her success is by Mandy Helen:

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”

When asked what she believes in important to the success of the development of the companies she explained,

“It is very structured, regimented and you must follows plans. The truth is things will be okay. It is an important lesson to learn in business and life in general is to take active steps to develop yourself and the product. Once you know you have it, you have to let it go which can be hard. I love that I have so much freedom and creativity to do my job. It makes me even more focused to do better, become a harder worker and work long hours. When you do something you believe in and you are passionate about the hard work becomes less.”

Helle Panziere further explained who she looks up to,

“I look up to my Boss Frank Koretsky as he mentored me for many years with invaluable lessons and opportunity. My parent’s gave me the freedom to develop into the person I am today.  My favourite accomplishments are my three kids.”

“I love that I have so much freedom and creativity to do my job. It makes me even more focused to do better, become a harder worker and work long hours. When you do something you believe in and you are passionate about the hard work becomes less.”

 

 

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Sex Toy: OVO K1 Rabbit

 

 

 

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Photo: Baci Microfibre And Lace Bustier

OVO Lifestyle Toys is a company who design a vast array of affordable and functional sex toys. Their range includes vibrators, vibrating balls, bullets, cock rings and more. They have won over 117 design awards and have received 36 Red Dot Awards. Their products are made from body safe materials and are shaped to work with the contours of a natural body. Helle said,

“Ovo best sellers include their rabbit vibrators and kegel balls. Kegel balls are important for women’s health to keep in physical shape for their muscles to function on the inside.”

Baci Lingerie was established in 2010 at the International Lingerie Show is Las Vegas. Baci means the word “kisses” in Italian which means their company name translates to Kisses Lingerie. They produce affordably priced lingerie, hosiery, corsets, bridal wear and costumes. Their lingerie collections are made to compliment all women’s body types and enhance their personal sex appeal.

Baci Lingerie have also been known to have donate a percentage of their earnings to charity like the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fun, Bra Recyclers, Revlon Run & Walk, XO Oklahoma and Free the Girls. They have won 12 adult lifestyle awards including the 2015 XBIZ Lingerie Collection of the Year After Dark Award and the 2013 StoreErotica Lingerie and Costume Manufacturer of The Year Award. Baci Lingerie created a new brand named ENVY Menswear which offers a range of men’s underwear and dance apparel that includes thongs, jocks, bikinis, barebacks and much more. Helle said,

“All the brands, compliment one another and help to tell a story. They are both soft brands approach from the end consumer so they are easy to understand. For example, Ovo product’s are feminine and so is lingerie. If you wear Baci lingerie, you can bring Ovo sex toys into the bedroom. For example, Baci’s best sellers are their Dream collection of costumes. Envy’s best sellers are their men’s costumes. If you buy one from each collection both couples can dress up.”

A big part of their success is attributed to their activeness in response to feedback they receive from their customers,

“Our brands rely on listening to constructive customer feedback to make changes. We have to understand the problems to make things better.”

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My Secret To Having Incredible Hot Orgasms!

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Pretty Love, the high-end brand from Baile is inspired by fashion and aesthetics aimed at the modern user with quality and attractively designed products. Baile has been bringing us creative and fun designs since 1993 with their professional team of sex toy and adult product designers having designed and produced over 3,000 products that are sold worldwide including to us here at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and Adultsmart our online store. “Quality is the life of the enterprise” Baile strives to build a long term relationship with you, their customer.

​When I first saw the Pretty Love Digi Fire I was looking forward to getting it home and testing it out after being given it to review. I had a look at what type of sex toys are there? And I found out it is a rabbit vibrator that heats up with a g-spot and clitoral massager! I was excited. I wanted to test out this feature ASAP!

Sex Toy Packaging

The Pretty Love Digi Fire comes in a very sturdy cardboard box that is ideal for storing it in, but it also includes a little black mesh drawstring bag to store it in if you do not wish to keep that box it came in, I choose to use both, I put my Digi Fire in the draw string mesh bag and then keep it in its box also. After unboxing my Digi FIre I was struck by how bright the purple of the silicone is, think fuschia but purple. The Pretty Love series all seem to come in this one colour option, but that’s not a bad thing and you certainly won’t lose it.

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Sex Toy: Pretty Love Digi Fire Measurements

Sex Toy Measurements

​The Pretty Love Digi Fire isn’t as heavy as I thought it would be, with the heating technology I expected it to be weightier than other vibes but it’s a rather normal 208 grams. The Digi Fire is 24cm (9.4 inches) in total length, 14cm (5.5 inches) insertable length and 3.6cm (1.4 inches) across, it is a decent size vibe with average length but without being an intimidating girth the 3.6cm is perfect in my opinion for anyone who isn’t used to inserting toys or for those who just don’t like it too thick.

Sex Toy Control Panel

The control panel of the Digi Fire which I do have some gripes with because of the control panels buttons which I found to be an absolute pain to press and could definitely be more user-friendly is made out of ABS Plastic and is a silver metallic finish, as the name suggests it boasts an easy to read digital panel, when you first turn it on the panel will light up with a red 00 to indicate it’s on and will gradually increase in heat and the digital face will reflect this if you choose to turn on the heat function (which is optional).

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Sex Toy: Pretty Love Digi Fire Controls

Sex Toy Vibrations

Moving onto the vibrations, the Digi Fire offers a medium strength buzzy and tickly vibration as opposed to a deep rumbling vibration, the rabbit shaped clitoral stimulator carries the vibrations from the single motor well and they aren’t lost in length of the silicone, so if a tickly surface vibration is what you like then this toy is perfect, and with 7 vibration functions including consistent vibration options and patterns, there’s a good range of choice. It can also be used on your other erogenous zones during foreplay.

Sex Toy Heating Function

Now if a toy that heats up sounds a bit scary to you don’t be worried, the human body’s natural temperature is around 37°C (98.6°F) and the Pretty Love Digi fire only reaches 45°C (114°F) so it is a comfortable mild increase in temperature and nothing to be intimidated by, if you are still unsure come on down to one of our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and we can show you first (gloved) hand how pleasant the Digi Vibe is to hold to better get an idea of how it will feel when used. Only the top end of the shaft heats up and takes around 5 minutes to do so, so make sure you keep those 5 minutes in mind when firing it up for play.

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Sex Toy Recharger

The Pretty Love Digi Fire is rechargeable and recharging it is easy as it comes with a standard universal USB charger that you easily plugs into the base of the toy and leave it to charge.

Sex Toy Material

The Digi Fire is made of 100% body safe smooth soft silky touch silicone which means using water based lubes or any other toy safe lube, anything else will damage the silicone of your toy, using a toy cleaner is also a must, they are specifically designed to be safe for toy materials like silicone and will ensure that your toy remains safe to insert leaving it bacteria free, just clean your toy with some water, spray on some toy cleaner and rinse off after a few minutes.

Another great feature of the Digi Fire is that it’s also water proof! So it’s perfect for some heated fun in the shower on these cold winter nights or to just add some extra heat to the bedroom or wherever you choose to use your Pretty Love vibrator.

Author: Erin is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle CentresSave

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VIP Interview With Joe Hanson Co-founder Of Empire Labs

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Empire Labs was established in 1996 in San Francisco Bay. They originally designed skin like materials which were made for medical or prosthetic purposes. They became so popular that they worked with Hollywood to create products for movies to add special effects especially in horror movies. They were asked to make realistic penises for movies and they developed a work method which allowed anyone to easily create a DIY Willy. From here, they were able to develop a retail version which is now shipped worldwide.

Empire Labs adapted this process so that people at home can create their very own products for affordable prices. It offers an exclusive experience which you will not be able to find anywhere else and you will be able to keep the irreplaceable souvenir for yourself!

Empire Labs products include Clone-A-Willy and Clone-A-Pussy. Clone-A-Willy is a kit which allows people to create copies of their penis and/or testicles which can be used as a personalised sex toy. Clone-A-Pussy is a kit which allows people to create copies of their vagina. They are made from high quality materials that are American made and body safe.

This is a VIP interview with co-founder Joe Hanson of Empire Labs which will explore his success in the adult lifestyle industry.

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Tell me about yourself?

Our experience began in the Bay area in the 1996. Co-founder Dr. David Claus drew inspiration from a handful of sources. He was creating kits for a specialized orthotics process, which led to creating dildo kits for movie sets. During this time, I was running an advertising agency in NYC that I had founded working out of my bedroom with a friend, while I was working nights as a crew member of the original Blue Man Group show.  My agency specialized in assisting small businesses to sell & market their products through the mail and bought ad space for them in national magazines like Playboy and Cosmopolitan. We first met first over the telephone and kept in close contact until we worked a trade show together in Las Vegas promoting the then “Make Your Own Dildo Kit”, which eventually became Clone-A-Willy.  in 2001 we expended and moved the company to Portland, where we are still today. All of our molding kits are assembled right here on site.  It gives us the ability to closely monitor all the compounds for quality and consistency.  It’s one of the reasons we have so much continued success.

What are your favorite quote’s that inspire you?

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~ Goethe

I have lived by this quote my entire life and it is one of the main reasons Clone-A-Willy exists.  We basically invented an entirely new product category and it was a tough sell in the beginning because there was nothing else like it at the time. Buyers had nothing to compare it to to gauge sales and/or interest with their Customers.  We decided to offer our products to stores, distributors and websites free for them to sell on consignment.  They only had to pay for product they sold, and could return any unsold items to us at no cost.  We even paid for shipping! It was hard to say no to free product!  Our strategy paid off and now Clone-A-Willy has become a staple of any Company selling adult novelties, almost anywhere in the world.

What inspired the creation of your company originally when you had made medical and prosthetic parts?

While finishing up my chemistry dissertation at UCLA, I ran into an old friend who had just started working in the film industry creating special effects.  My friend asked if I could formulate some very specific polymers for him, as there was essentially nothing affordable on the market that could do what he needed. Among the unique physical properties he required were: precise viscoelastic characteristics, able to cure at room temperature, completely body safe, and it can’t be too expensive!  After a bit of experimenting with step-growth polymerization I came up with a semicrystalline 2-part polymer that fit his needs perfectly.  It was fairly simple and inexpensive to produce, so I mixed up loads of it.  My friend began using it for all kinds of projects, and soon most of the effects studios around Hollywood were using it in some aspect.  Eventually I connected with a medical prosthetics company where we were able to create ultra-realistic looking artificial limbs.

Your design process is quite unique with clients or retail customers asking for products, what did you learn from the design process?

We do all our own designs and R&D in-house.  All our departments work closely together, especially when we are working on a new product.  We always encourage everyone that works for us to share their ideas.  We have worked hard towards supporting an open and creative work environment, where everyone’s opinions are welcomed.  We’ve learned so much over the years from both our Customers and our Employees.  I think the stand out lesson though is that you never know what you can do until you try!

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Image: Empire Labs Team Members

What are your favourite memories and moments from working at Empire Labs?

I’ve had the opportunity to travel and attend trade shows and conferences all over the world and I am grateful for all that combined experience.  Winning the ANME Industry award for Best Product of the Year in 2016 has to be one of my favorite moments. It was so rewarding being recognized by the folks in our industry for one of our achievements.

What movies do your products make an appearance in?

Here’s a list of the most memorable:

  • Jersey Shore – MTV
  • The Osbournes – MTV
  • Hollywood Darlings – Pop TV
  • Black Ink Crew – VH1
  • Jobs That Don’t Suck – MTV2
  • Movie: Neighbors

What do you love most about your brand?

That Clone-A-willy brings people together!  Our Customers get to experience something unique that was once only reserved for rock (and porn!) stars.

What are your best sellers?

The “Skin Tones” and the Glow-in-the-Dark kits.  I think the Skin Tones (Light, Medium & Deep) sell the best because they help make the final replicas look even more life-like and real.

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Image: Silicone Penis Casting Kit In Deep Skin Tone
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Sex Toy: Silicone Penis Casting Kit Glow In The Dark

What products would you personally recommend?

Get a Clone-A-Willy Kit! you’ll have fun AND you’ll end up with the most personalized sex toy on the planet!

It’s not just for men! Our kits are really about the experience..most people have never made a mold of a body part before and are looking for something new to do.  Our products are very popular at bachelor & bachelorette parties.  We sell a good number of our kits to people that travel frequently as well as the military.  It’s the perfect sex toy for a long distance relationship.   As far as the motivation, our customers have told us they wanted something fun and different to do…it’s almost impossible to make one of our kits with your partner without having a have a few laughs in the process. .AND you get a high quality totally custom, body-safe silicone sex toy…all for around $40!

Tell me what’s involved in the process of creating the homemade dildo?

Our home molding kits come with everything you need.  All you need to do is basically cut the molding tube to size and then mix warm water with the included molding powder.  Once you pour the mixture into the tube, you insert yourself and wait about 45 seconds and you have your mold!  The last step is to mix the silicone, (we have different skin tones, modern colors and three different glow-in-the-dark colors!) and pour it into the mold with the included vibrator and let it sit overnight.  When it’s cured, usually in a bout 12 hours, you have an exact vibrating replica of yourself that will outlast the real one!

What chemicals and ingredients are used in the creation of the homemade dildos?

All our compounds are made in the USA, are phthalate and latex free and are completely body safe.  Our silicone is 100% platinum cured.  Since we hand craft each kit right here in Portland, OR, we are able to keep a very tight control on quality.

What safety issues and precautionary measures are involved with the creation process?

None whatsoever.  If you are extremely hairy, it might be a good idea to trim down a bit before you start.  We also recommend making your mold over a hard surface for easiest cleanup.

What other adult products and services does your company offer?

We also have the Clone-A-Pussy Kit, which makes a silicone or solid milk chocolate replica of any vulva!

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Image: Clone A Pussy In-Home Moulding Kit in Hot Pink

How does the Clone-A-Willy differ from traditional dildos?

It’s the most personalized sex toy on the planet.  We have one product, but millions of possibilities!  We have a few different Clone-A-Willy kits available, including chocolate candy version, but our most popular are the silicone kits, which come in various modern colors & skin tones.  The finished silicone replicas show every detail of the penis being copied and is soft to the touch and pliable.

Is this a one-person or two-person cloning process?

We have found that most people make our kits with someone’s help…it’s really a couples product.  But it can easily be made by yourself as well.  We’ve had a lot of military guys clone themselves overseas and send one home to their partner.

What’s the largest homemade dildo that a customer has created so far?

The beauty of our product is we don’t actually see anyone’s private.  Our molding tube is 11 inches long and we do have a larger tube for anyone extra big.

What do individuals think of their partner’s cloned penis?

To me, the biggest compliment a man can get is knowing his partner used a copy of himself to get off.  Everyone has a different preference when it comes to sex and what feels good..and every penis is different.  From what we hear from our Customers, and we get lots of positive letters, is that they really enjoyed the experience of making a Clone-A-Willy Kit.  I wouldn’t say we are the only sex toy you ever need, but I would say Clone-A-Willy is the the most personalized sex toy on the planet.

What issues are commonly faced when using the Clone-A-Willy for the first time?

Not reading the entire directions first.  For best results it’s a good idea to read through the steps and familiarize yourself with the process before you start.Save

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I Got HUGE – Using My Extender!

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Within every study from social to psychological the results are the same, a man’s confidence is directly affected by the size of his member. This could stem from any number of factors like the animalistic drive for reproduction to the instinctual competitive nature of male primates and how he compares to the average penis size. Whatever the reason is people have seen the demand and there is no shortage of “fixes” or products out there that claim to give you a bigger penis. This article isn’t going to talk about the many many many pills on the market or the endless creams that all claim will change the physical anatomy of your penis. What I am going to discuss are the mechanical devices that you physically have to administer and use in a regulated and consistent manner.

What Is a Penis Extender?

A penis extender is also known as a stretcher or a penis traction device. These devices all work using a Physics principle of traction that is most traditionally used in bone and joint surgery. If you are not familiar with traction, it’s the complex process of moving from a steady point to another point. I find it easiest to think of it as a pulling force. Like when you jump and grab a branch to pull it to the ground, the force you apply when pulling the branch down is the traction.

How Does A Penis Extender Work?

How the extender devices work is pretty much the same across the board, the cells that make up our body tissues and more specifically the penis tissues multiply when a traction force is applied. This can also be looked at as when damage is done the body then works extra to compensate for the injury or damage. This has been seen in shins, arms, and spines. When cell multiplication takes place in any situation will result in the growth or extension of the particular tissue being affected. In theory, if you apply the traction principal to the penis enlargement “crisis” the Extender Device uses a controlled, measurement of traction force from the pubis base to the head tip. In theory this will encourage the cell regrowth along the penis. It is essentially being pulled through the middle of the shaft along the Corpora Cavernosa. This is a soft tissue that can be damaged quiet easy. Extenders work by using that traction or pulling force to elongate the penis shaft for long periods of time to break down some of that soft tissue and encourage the body to repair (multiply its own cells) thus elongating the penis.

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Penis Extender Studies

Over the last few years, a growing number of studies have been conducted surrounding the use of these extenders. According to results I have seen conducted in Spain, all the studies published positive results with noticeable changes in those who used the device. Digging deeper into the results, it is very clear that the most noticeable changes were in correcting curvatures of the penis rather than effecting the length of the study participants.

I think it is also important to note that in those studies all participants used the devices under the supervision of trained medical professionals. If you are not familiar with the limitations of the body these devices could cause permanent damage. And that is really the opposite of what users of these devices are after. I do employ that if you are looking into these devices, please don’t read information from any sites who are directly representing an Extender brand. Read the good and the bad, it’s all important. Just because the brand or imaging for the Extender includes “DR” or “Medical” does not make it safer to use.

Penis Extender Price Range

These devices are not cheap, and not something to be purchased on a whim. It is very important that if you are a potential buyer that you do your research, come in to an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre and don’t be afraid to ask questions. We carry a number of different options from $150-$400. From the outside these products will look the same. They all use the same general assembly and are attached to the penis in the same general manner. However the biggest difference you will notice is the maximum measurement of traction force that can be applied. Now of course you don’t start at the highest traction. But if it’s a device you intend to use to its fullest potential, the lower price point devices will only get you so far.

Other Methods To Increase Your Penis Size

If after reading this and hopefully many articles and reviews you have decided that these devices are outside of your comfort zone, perhaps you can try the method that inspired these devices. It’s called Jelqing! I know what? Jelqing is considered the original penis extension method that involves warm water and your hand. Seems simple but there’s more to it than just that. I won’t go into it now, but something for you to look into if you’re interested. There are also various other methods to increase your penis size.

Author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human SexualitySave

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Let Me Tell You How I Get My Pretty Love!

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Pretty Love, the high-end brand from Baile is inspired by fashion and aesthetics aimed at the modern user with high quality and attractively designed products. Baile has been bringing us creative and fun designs since 1993 with their professional team of sex toy and adult product designers having designed and produced over 3,000 products that are sold worldwide including to us here at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and on our online store Adultsmart.

When I First Saw The Pretty Love Bunny

The Pretty Love Bunny lives up to Bailes design concept by being modern and stylish yet very cute, this clitoral and insertable vibe is a lovely bright purple with a sleek silver metallic band and it is shaped as its name would suggest, like a bunny complete with ears for added varied clitoral stimulation.

After I was given the Pretty Love Bunny to review I went home and hastily opened the box, first off I was happy to find a nice little black drawstring mesh style bag to store my Bunny in but the cardboard box the toy comes in is definitely sturdy enough to serve as additional storage for you to keep your Pretty Love Bunny in if you desire. Secondly, I was in love with the shade of purple the Bunny comes in although I may be biased as purple is my favourite colour, apart from green, I also loved how unexpectedly cute I found the Bunny and instantly liked this toy on looks alone but looks alone doth not a good sex toy make, so keep reading to see what I thought about Pretty Loves rechargeable Bunny vibe.

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Sex Toy: Pretty Love Bunny Measurements

Pretty Love Bunny Features

The Bunny is light weight yet it is heavy enough at 47grams to sit nicely in your hand and at 12.5cm by 3.2cm ears included it is a perfect size and its shape is equally well designed. The body safe, soft silky touch silicone the Bunny is made out of is very nice and smooth and paired well with my water based lube and was easily cleaned after use with hot water, toy cleaner and then more water to rinse leaving it good as new.

This almost seamless design includes some very gentle and subtle ridging underneath the ‘head’ of the Bunny intended to increase pleasure for if you use the Bunny internally but also for when using this toy on a clitoris, the design of this toy is really fun with not only the body of the toy giving off vibrations but the ears of the Bunny give off a different and very pin pointed vibration which can be intense (in a good way!) for clitoral stimulation for women. With 12 vibration functions to cycle through, including a variation in the intensity of vibrations and patterns, I’m sure you will land on one or a combination of that is perfect for you!

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Sex Toy: Pretty Love Bunny Labels

Now a downfall to this product for me was the controls and the vibration style, I found these buttons really hard to press and impossible to find and control during my use of this toy, this may not be an issue for everyone but for me, it was definitely a struggle along with the relatively mild vibrations that are fairly buzzy which if you or your partner have a sensitive clitoris or don’t need very deep vibrations this is perfect for you, the ears are especially great for when you’re already close to climax (but not necessarily to get you there) as they are a very pin pointed vibration and the best use of this toy for someone like me. Unfortunately, these two things and took away from the Bunny as being a high-end item in my opinion although still a good product.

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Some of the other quality features that the Pretty Love Bunny does have include, the Bunny being waterproof and rechargeable. Recharging your Bunny is as easy as opening the plastic cap at the base of the toy and plugging in the universal USB style charger which then plugs into any USB compatible device or wall adapter and socket to charge, being a USB rechargeable toy, with its handy little draw string carry bag and small size means you can discreetly take your Bunny with you anywhere you go around the world using any (USB) wall socket or computer/laptop to recharge it.

My Final Thoughts

All in all Pretty Loves rechargeable Bunny vibe is the perfect starter toy if you’ve never bought a sex toy before and you aren’t sure on what your clitoris likes id start off with the Bunny, it’s mild yet has some oomph when using the ears of the toy. Or a cute little addition to your night stand if you already know you are a fan of the less intense vibrations it has to offer.

Author: Erin is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle CentresSave

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