Saturday, December 12, 2009
I must say I was more than skeptical when Babeland came out with a flavored lube, I was thinking to myself: oh shit they went to the dark side.. what now, another sugar coated plastic tasting super gluey tacky lube? Ew.
But.. I had to try it. Because I am one curious Cat. They had four flavors to choose from so this was the first choice I had to make.
Dulce De Leche: "well, I dont think I could handle a lube with such a fancy flavor, I will put this one on hold"
Mojito Peppermint: "I dont like Mojito's, or much mint in general so, not for me".. seriously I even use cinnamon toothpaste..
Chocolate Orange: "I have never understood why some people like chocolate and oranges together.."
Pomegranate Vanilla: "seriously? WIN!"
Holy crap it smells amazing.. i just wanted to squirt it down my throat but alas, I am a civilized human being, right?
I couldn't even wait for a time when my partner and I were in the mood to try this stuff. So here was the first test.. I opened it up, The amazing smell was emanating to my nose faster than my nose could hit the bottle and my mouth started to water.. I felt like I could already taste it, But lets save the best for last. The touch test was as expected. It being a water based lube I figured the slip wouldn't last too long. (we all know silicone lube seems to last forever sometimes, though it gets a bit gooey) I had squirt a couple drops between my thumb and forefinger, wasn't tacky or sticky... at least not for a couple minutes. Mind you I used 2 drops and vigorously moved my fingers together for this little test. So after 2 minutes it was no more. I sprayed my fingers with a spurt of water and another minute passed.. so good, you can get down and dirty and spit to reactivate, if that's what you're into.
Ok, taste test...
(drum roll please)
I put another drop on my finger.. gave it a whiff and I am all over the smell... its almost as if I am going to explode if I don't stick it into my mouth.. so I do..
it doesn't really taste like anything. Really.. but It does make it seem like my fingers are naturally sweet. It dawns on me. Babeland is either missing a key ingredient or they are super geniuses. I remember watching this show a few years back where this guy was biting into an onion and there was an apple scent to his nose.. and he said he thought he was eating an apple with an odd texture..
Is that what you're trying to do to me Babeland? Trick me with your brilliance? Either way, I like the stuff.. and I actually wouldn't mind trying the other flavors now... who knows maybe I am just feeling adventurous?
Also, I haven't gotten a chance to use it with my sweetie.. But when I do you'll be the first to know what I think.
Get this (Babelicious) and more amazing stuff at Babeland
I got this bondage belt from a friend who works at the Pleasure Chest in LA. I needed a new belt and before we went out one night I saw her wearing it, I complimented her on it and she showed me what it was actually for. So before I left from my LA visit she grabbed on from her work.
Anyway, I think its a great concept. I love wearing leather and I am into restraints and the like. So the belt works for me. I have yet to seriously use it in the heat of the moment with my partner but I did play around with it a little bit.
when you actually turn it into restraints it looks like this..
the belt shown with the Handy Cuff (which will also be reviewed at a later date)
I could see it being kind of awkward and easy to slip out of. From what I've come to see I think it works best when you put it on the upper arms behind the wearers back. There is a little instruction tab showing that the wearer can wear them on the wrists, but I feel like there would be a ton of slack from the rest of the belt. Which might be convenient if you're out and want to drag them around a bit. the one thing I think they should change is I think they should make them lockable.
I think the price ranges between 35-45 dollars. Which is fair for a leather belt these days in my opinion.
If you live in or near LA you can pick it up at the Pleasure Chest. Or online at Asan Leather dot com. Also Eden Fantasys dot com
"Bondage Tape is a bondage enthusiast's dream! One roll contains 65' of reusable, uncoated 2" wide tape. It bonds, blindfolds, gags, and restrains using a unique self-cling property--no sticky glue! Easily and painlessly removed, it won't even stick to hair. Lightweight, quick, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing in red or black, it's a must-have for your toy box no matter what level of play you are into. Bondage tape is also great for those on a budget, or who don't want to mess around with heavy equipment."
I asked for bondage tape from Babeland knowing full well I wouldn't really be using it for actually restraining my partner but more for photography. I like to photograph people and I had an idea for this stuff. Now the tape is great because it does stick to itself really well but its also reusable. So basically its not necessarily sticky as much as it clings to itself. I cant find what it is made of on Babeland's website or the manufacturers website but it seems like a vinyl.
I am making little one time wear fetish outfits for the photos, even though its reusable it does crumple and its pretty difficult to uncrumple it especially with my lack of patience lately. I am actually thinking about getting different colors because I like variety. Babeland sells the best colors, black and red, which work great for my initial idea but my brain has wondered to new exciting challenges.
Even though I did not initially buy this as a tool for restraining because I have used this tape a few years back for such an event and boy was it fun.
You can buy it here
here is an example of it from the manufacturers site.
So Babeland had offered a Mr Bendy to be reviewed so of course I jumped on it.
Here is what Babeland has to say about the Mr Bendy.
"If you are seeking a dildo for packing AND playing, meet Mr. Bendy (aka "Silky"), which recently reached stardom in the Coen brothers' movie Burn After Reading. The thick velvety material feels sumptuously soft, and the bendable core keeps it firm, not floppy. The makers of our high-quality Rabbit Habit designed this willy wonder with the help of our toy buyer's suggestions and created a dream dick that stays put in a harness and lets you bend it till it's juuust right! A smiling face greets you from the frenulum (the area beneath the head). Made of pink Softwear skin, a uniquely fleshlike elastomer.
As most of my subscribers already know, Mr Bendy is one of the only dildos under two hundred dollars that is used as a pack and play device. I am always looking for new cocks that are made for pack and play, why? Because no guy wants to get all worked up and then have to stop in the middle of their session, get up, change their cock and come back. There's been too many times where I have totally lost the thrill because I was all worked up and fumbling to change out my member. It just made me look ridiculously silly.
So with this toy, I will be putting it through some tests. I will wear it around the house in both my house clothes (pajamas, because that's how I roll) and some jeans.
Almost forgot to mention that I will be wearing it in my super comfy Spareparts harness. I love this harness, but I am still putting it through some tests as well. That's another review for another time.
There are two colors, blue and pink (they used to have black). The pink is far too pink for my liking but at least its a fleshy looking pink (sort of) instead of an absurd bright solid pink,and I know most guys want a cock that matches their skin tone so it doesn't feel so foreign to their body. Visually this guy is odd. Luckily my long time partner could care less what it looks like, which in turn helps me not care either. There is an odd little face on the frenulum which is kind of a turn off but not really a big deal. They put it there because of where it is made. I suppose they put faces on these toys because adult toys are not allowed to be made/distributed.
Anyway so I wore it around for a few days. I found it far too bulky and just in the way. Granted I am not one to wear even a packer on a daily basis, but this thing was just too large. Even bending it as far as I could didn't make the giant bulge go away. Especially in my pajamas! The only time I got it to look normal was to bend it down and push the head in between my legs. Though walking around like a penguin is not my thing, if its yours then this will work perfect for you in my opinion. Also the ridges are a bit unrealistic and do not look like veins.
The dildo in use is nice. I recommend using condoms with this especially if you are sharing it with multiple partners. Since its made of elastomer (phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, soft, and durable.) it is somewhat porous and can not in fact be completely disinfected but you can wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water.
I have also heard that with good use put into it, after a while the spine (what makes it hard and makes it bend) has been known to come through the cock itself. Which just means you'll have to retire it for the safety of yourself or any other users.
overall I think for what it is worth and the concept of it.. its a good product.