Review Sampler: Toys Under $50, ft. Fleshlight Quickshot, Tracey Cox Rechargeable Vibrator, & Tantus Vibrating C-Ring

Back at it again with the review sampler! This time we’ve got a few toys under $50 that we wanna discuss. Our past few reviews have been for toys that cost at least $100, so we decided to switch it up and tell you about some more affordable ones.

 

Fleshlight Quickshot

The Fleshlight Quickshot is a compact and versatile masturbator. Unlike other Fleshlight toys, the Quickshot has an opening on both ends and it’s short. It fits more easily in your hand or in a partner’s, and its open ended design means there are more ways to use it, like to add extra stimulation during oral sex.

There are different versions of the Quickshot and ours is the Vantage, which is clear. The Vantage has a slightly different texture than the Boost, which comes in silver and gold. The biggest problem that Liam had with the Stoya Lotus Fleshlight was that a lot of the texture inside the sleeve is at the end where most people’s penises could never reach. The Quickshot on the other hand1  has the same texture along the entire inside of the sleeve and is only about 4.5 inches long, making it an equal opportunity penis pleaser. fleshlight quickshot vantage

Another benefit to the Quickshot’s small size and open ends is that it’s so much easier to clean than a full size Fleshlight! Simply rinse it with warm water (you can also use Fleshwash to clean it) and let it dry.

The material on ours has started to show some degradation/tiny tears but nothing too bad. It’s really just noticeable by sight and not touch, so it doesn’t really matter to us. I’ve read that Fleshlight’s clear material tends to do this as well as losing a bit of transparency over time.

For around $30, the Fleshlight Quickshot is an amazing deal. It’s so easy to use/clean/store, it feels great, it’s versatile, and it’s made from body-safe material.

You can buy the Quickshot directly from Fleshlight, or find it at Early to BedSheVibe, Lovehoney, or Babeland for as little as $30.

P.S. Fleshlight toys are currently 20% off if you shop on Fleshlight’s site!

 

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Tracey Cox Supersex Rechargeable G-Spot Vibrator

A rechargeable vibrator for just $45? I was skeptical of the Tracey Cox Supersex Rechargeable G-Spot Vibrator but also very interested in trying an affordable rechargeable vibrator with an intriguing shape.

tracy cox gspot vibratorIt has two vibration settings and several vibration patterns, and I was surprised by how strong the high vibration setting is. But, I felt justified in my skepticism when I experienced how buzzy and surface-level the vibration is. I think it would be satisfying to people who don’t mind buzzy vibration2  but that just does not work for me at all. Strong buzzy vibration on my clit is a disappointment; strong buzzy vibration in my vagina is uncomfortable.

I was expecting to like the shape of it at least, but I find that uncomfortable as well for some reason. I guess I prefer a more rounded surface for g-spot stimulation. I also found the ridges on the sides to be a little pokey. That being said, I think that the curve is really nice and I love that the silicone is super soft and flexible. I also appreciate that it’s wider where the buttons are so it’s easier to hold and the buttons are easy to press.

If you’re like me and want/require a strong, rumbly, rechargeable vibe I highly recommend getting the OhMiBod Lovelife Cuddle instead. The Cuddle is $60 so it doesn’t fit in the ‘under $50’ category, but for only $15 more than the Tracey Cox Supersex Rechargeable G-Spot Vibrator I think it’s a smart choice.

If you’re interested in trying the Tracey Cox Supersex Rechargeable G-Spot Vibrator you can find it at Lovehoney!
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THANK YOU Lovehoney for sending us this product in exchange for our honest review!

 

Tantus Vibrating Super Soft C-Ring

The Tantus Vibrating Super Soft C-ring is simple vibrating cock ring. No bells and whistles here, just a straightforward stretchy silicone cock ring with a removable bullet vibrator.

We already owned and loved the non-vibrating Super Soft C-Ring before we received the vibrating one, so we were excited to try one that vibrates. We liked that it was so stretchy yet snug and made of high quality silicone.

The tantus vibrating ringbullet vibrator included with the Vibrating Super Soft C-Ring isn’t the strongest out there and only has one speed, but I’d say it’s better than the standard watch-battery bullets that I’ve come across thus far. My biggest complaint about it is that it’s a little difficult to press the on/off button (which is one of the rounded points of the bullet vibe).

However, the bullet vibrator is removable and you can put a different one in. Unsurprisingly, we’ve mostly used it with the We-Vibe Tango in it. The silicone that holds the vibrator is so thin and always looks to me like it’s about to rip off when I take one out or put one in… but it’s hella durable.

I find the price of the Tantus Vibrating Super Soft C-Ring a little on the high side considering the non-vibrating version is only $11, but $40 for a great silicone cock ring that lets you change the bullet vibe in it is still a reasonable price. We very highly recommend the Super Soft C-Ring and the Vibrating Super Soft C-Ring!!

You can get the Vibrating Super Soft C-Ring directly from Tantus.

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THANK YOU Tantus for sending us this product in exchange for our honest review!

 

  1. masturbation pun?! []
  2. this toy has lots of favorable reviews on Lovehoney’s site, so there definitely people who like it! []

Woodhull #SFS16 Fundraiser and Giveaway!

woodhull sfs logoIn just a few weeks I will be travelling to Alexandria, VA for the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. I am so excited to be attending the conference this year, and can’t wait to share my new knowledge and experiences with you all. I will definitely be live tweeting during the conference and writing a blog post about it when I get back.

This will be a costly adventure and I was inspired by Sarah from Marvelous Darling to host a giveaway and a fundraiser to help cover some of my expenses. There are a few ways to contribute and any donations no matter how small or large will help!

How to contribute

Generosity fundraiser

I’ve set up a fundraiser with IndieGoGo’s Generosity. Click here to check it out.
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There are some perks in return for donating including shoutouts on Twitter and in my post-Woodhull blog post, handwritten cards, and access to my Snapchat.

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If you would prefer to donate privately instead of through my fundraiser page, please contact me.

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Giveaway

And now for the more exciting part of this post: the giveaway. shevibe gift cardWe teamed up withour bae SheVibe to provide a $50 gift card for one lucky winner!

The giveaway begins June 14 at midnight (PST) and ends August 1 at midnight. A winner will be selected randomly and contacted by email. If the winner does not respond by email within 48 hours to confirm, a new winner will be selected. Donating will not increase your chances of winning, but donations are still very much appreciated!

 

#SFS16 Fundraiser $50 SheVibe Gift Card Giveaway!

Fun Factory Bouncer

fun_factory_bouncer_1If you are unfamiliar with the Fun Factory Bouncer, it might look like just a standard silicone dildo with a wavy shape. But, much like Transformers, there is more than meets the eye. The Bouncer is essentially a dildo with kegel balls in it and the three bulges along the shaft hold those balls. When you shake it in your hand you can feel them rattling around, and the idea is that when you thrust it in your other body parts you’ll feel it too. Sadly, this doesn’t really happen when I use it. That’s not necessarily the Bouncer’s fault, though.

If I had to guess, I’d say I probably thrust less than most people when I use dildos. So I can’t say I’m too surprised this feature doesn’t work perfectly for me. Before I tried it for the first time, I expected I would probably feel less fun jigglyness than others would but that I’d at least get some extra pleasure from it. The reality though is that I hardly feel the balls jiggling around in there at all; their movement is too subtle. I think you’d have to thrust pretty damn vigorously to enjoy its full potential. That’s not a theory I want to test because lots of quick thrusting is not something that feels good to my vagina, like, at all. It was also suggested to me to shake the base to get the balls to move, and that works better but it’s not comfortable for me to do that long enough to actually enjoy it. I don’t want to have to work that hard for a good orgasm.

One way the Bouncer pleasantly surprised me is with its shape. It has a slight curve that targets my g-spot well. I’m not a fan of intense g-spot stimulation so the gentle curve paired with the dragginess of the silicone is just right. The silicone is slightly different than the other Fun Factory toys I own. The Bouncer is smoother with more drag to itfun_factory_bouncer_2 compared to the others, like the Miss Bi, which have a softer and more velvety feel.

Fun Factory claims that the Bouncer’s base will stick to smooth surfaces and walls, as if it had a suction cup. I couldn’t get it to stick to my bedroom walls (maybe they are too textured?), and in the shower I had only temporary success before its weight pulled it down. Other than horizontal surfaces like tables and counter tops, the place it stuck best was a window. Sticking to my window is useless because I have zero interest in fucking something on a window. Exhibitionism isn’t really my thing.

There are a couple reasons why I appreciate the base though. One is that it makes it harness compatible. The other is that it makes it safe to put in butts. I prefer smaller or at least tapered toys when it comes to my butt though so I’ve never tried it, but I imagine it would feel pretty rad.

Regarding the price, I personally don’t think the Fun Factory Bouncer is worth it. I enjoy how it feels, but when the thing that’s most unique about it doesn’t factor into my pleasure at all, I don’t think it’s quite deserving of a $100 price tag. If I was someone who likes a lot of thrusting or could tolerate constant jiggling of the base while I use it, then I would feel more comfortable paying that much for it. Either way, I’m happy to see Fun Factory coming out with new and unique toys!

If you’re interested in trying the Bouncer yourself, you can get one directly from Fun Factory or from BabelandEarly to Bed, She Bop, or SheVibe.

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THANK YOU Fun Factory for sending me this product in exchange for my honest review!

 

Picobong Transformer

As a sex toy reviewer, I get pretty excited about unique toys. The PicoBong Transformer caught my attention because it was unlike anything I’d seen and I was interested in its versatility. It’s is a 2′ long, flexible, double-ended vibrator that picobong_transformer_1PicoBong describes as being “millions of sex toys in one,” and is made for solo and/or partnered use. Plus, PicoBong is the sister brand of the luxury brand LELO, creators of the wonderful Mia and Mona 2, so I had high expectations.

But I’ll just cut to the chase and say it: Liam and I were majorly let down by the Transformer when we realized its vibrations are really buzzy, rendering it useless for us in any of the ways it could be creatively used. For being a $130 rechargeable vibrator, we expected it to be more powerful and rumbly. *sad trombone*

We couldn’t think of any ways to use it as a couples toy, other than Liam putting it around his testicles and the shaft of his penis to add some vibration during oral sex. He wasn’t especially impressed by it and just said “eh, it was okay.” PicoBong suggests using it as a cock ring, and hopefully they don’t mean like how we used it because I would not consider that a cock ring. It definitely wouldn’t work during PIV sex because it’s too loose to stay in place.

Liam tried using it during masturbation in a similar way as I just described and was even less impressed with that.  Then he tried putting the ends on the top and underside of his penis which I said looked like he was trying to pick it up with tongs, and he said it kind of felt like it too. Again, no bueno. picobong_transformer_3Finally he sort of wrapped it around his penis like a pretzel and he just laughed and said “nope. I thought maybe if I tried something weird…” Another possibility would be to use it for prostate stimulation, which isn’t something he tried.

I tried using it a couple different ways for clitoral stimulation and neither felt good because of the buzzy vibrations. I tried it as a dual stimulation/”rabbit” vibe and that was more pleasurable but still didn’t do much for me. It can be used for anal and vaginal stimulation but it’s a pain in the ass1 because there’s no way to change the settings when the ends are inside of you… because that’s where the controls are. Let’s talk about that.

So yeah, one end features the PicoBong logo and the other has three buttons: + to turn on/increase power, M for patterns (or modes, I suppose), and – to turn off/decrease power. The controls are easy and intuitive but it’s rather inconvenient that you can’t access them when you’re using the toy in many of the ways you can possibly use it, i.e. both ends are inside of someone. A remote control feature would suit the Transformer well.picobong_transformer_5

Despite our disappointment with the Transformer in use, there are several things we like about it, and these things give us hope for potential improved versions of the Transformer. We love its soft, matte silicone. We also enjoy the fact that it’s USB rechargeable and waterproof.

We also appreciated PicoBong’s marketing of the Transformer. They heavily emphasized its versatility in the sense that it is a toy for individuals and couples of any gender(s). I mean all toys can be marketed that way, so it’s not like it’s as revolutionary as they claim it to be2 and it’s definitely not “the world’s first gender-neutral sex toy,” but when so many other large companies still describe their products as being “for her,” “for him,” etc, it’s nice to see some more inclusive marketing. As a queer person this is important to me and I like seeing companies embracing gender-neutral marketing.

We think the PicoBong Transformer has potential and we love the idea of having a vibrator that can be adjusted to work with your body and your preferences. We’d love to see the Transformer get a much needed vibration upgrade, and hopefully a remote control! Sadly this was a case of the execution not being as good as the idea.

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THANK YOU PicoBong for sending us this toy in exchange for our honest review!

  1. pun totally intended []
  2. like, literally they penned a manifesto for the Transformer []

Fun Factory Miss Bi

I am fun factory miss bi 4beyond excited to tell you all about the Fun Factory Miss Bi. It’s a dual stimulation (a.k.a rabbit) vibrator that’s a perfect shape and size for me and is incredibly strong and rumbly.

A problem a lot of people have with dual stimulation vibes is that the clitoral arm never reaches their clitoris, or it just doesn’t line up right. Kind of a big deal. The shaft on the Miss Bi is shorter than most (a little over 3 inches), and the clitoral arm is quite flexible and extends at a reasonable angle and distance which helps to correct those issues for many people (including me).

The Fun Factory Miss Bi is one of the most well designed dual stim vibes I’ve seen. However, it’s not going to work well with everyone’s anatomy, because when it’s a one-size-fits-all type of thing that’s unfortunately bound to happen.

So let’s talk about the clitoral arm.

The clitoral arm is broad and thick, unlike the literal rabbit style arm that many dual stim vibrators have. I would describe its vibration as being more buzzy than rumbly but it’s not buzzy in a way that’s annoying or uncomfortable to me. fun factory miss bi 2It helps that the rumbly vibrations of the shaft carry into the arm, making it feel stronger.

Usually I want more pressure on my clitoris than the clitoral arm on the Miss Bi can provide, but thanks to the loop in the handle and flexibility of the arm it’s not difficult or uncomfortable for me to hold it down with my thumb.1 Since I sometimes struggle with inserting toys vaginally, I was afraid the arm wouldn’t reach while I warm myself up with some shallow penetration. But I was wrong. I can position it in a way so that I can still enjoy the dual stim while I do that. I have to hold the arm down more when I do it, but like I said, the design of the toy makes it comfortable for me to do that.

Is the clitoral arm strong enough to get me to orgasm? No. But that’s okay with me, for reasons I’ll get to once I’ve described the goodness that is the shaft…

What’s so great about the shaft?

The shaft is short but it’s designed for g-spot stimulation so it’s length is perect for that. The shortness also makes it easier for the clitoral arm to reach your clit like it’s supposed to.2 The curved tip targets my g-spot nicely but it isn’t too intense of a sensation since the shaft is also somewhat flexible and a bit squishy.

It isn’t an especially girthy toy, with the widest point measuring about 1.5 inches. The smaller tip allows for easier insertion and the wider bulge toward the clitoral arm provides a nice filling sensation (and stimulates the sensitive outer third of the vagina). There are ridges along the sides but since the silicone isn’t firm, they don’t feel rigid and bothersome. fun factory miss bi 6In fact, my vagina hardly feels them at all.

The shaft produces deep, rumbly vibration. Typically I prefer gentle internal vibration so I was surprised by how much I liked this even it’s highest vibration strength.

But let’s get back to that orgasm thing. Being the power queen that I am, I don’t find the clitoral arm to be orgasm inducing. I can forgive the Miss Bi for this though because the shaft is strong enough for me to easily orgasm when using it on my clit. I like enjoying the dual stimulation for a while, then I switch to just clitoral stimulation with the shaft to finish. I don’t mind not having internal/g-spot stimulation when I orgasm and sometimes I actually prefer not having it, so this works for me.

And what are the controls like?

The shaft and clitoral arm each have motors that operate independently. The controls for them are easy and intuitive, with the button for the shaft being represented with a larger circle and the clitoral arm with a smaller circle. Pressing the ‘FUN’ button at the top turns them both on/off, and the shaft or clitoral arm can be turned off by holding down the corresponding button for a couple seconds. Quickly pressing the circle buttons allows you fun factory miss bi 1to cycle through the vibration settings, which include 3 steady vibration strengths and 3 patterns each.

Does it have any other cool features?

Hell yes it does!

First of all, the Miss Bi has the same loop handle as some of Fun Factory’s other vibrators like the Tiger and Big Boss. Like I mentioned above, I really enjoy that feature because it makes it easier and more comfortable for me to use. But wait, there’s more:

  • It has a simple travel lock function which is always appreciated.
  • The quick stop feature allows you to turn it off instantly with the click of a button.
  • The silicone is soft and it doesn’t attract too much lint or pet hair.
  • It’s fully waterproof.
  • It uses the same magnetic “click n’ charge” system that other Fun Factory toys have and is USB rechargeable.
  • It can be used anally thanks to the clitoral arm which stops your butt from devouring the whole toy like the glutton that it is.

The Fun Factory Miss Bi feels amazing and works for me anatomically, it has tons of great features, and I love it’s versatility (ie I can use it as a dual stim or just an external vibe). I love that Fun Factory was able to create a toy that solves so many issues that other dual stimulation vibrators have. I want to reiterate that this will not work for everyone, because that is the nature of dual stim vibes, but if you are wanting to try one out I think this is probably your best bet!

You can find the Fun Factory Miss Bi at SheVibe.

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THANK YOU SheVibe for sending me this toy in exchange for my honest review!

  1. And I don’t find that doing so dampens the vibration []
  2. Without the shaft bumping into your cervix, even! []