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So when I decided to choose my next review item, I chose something I hadn’t tried reviewing before: a board game. I am thrilled that My Pleasure was willing to give me the opportunity to review one. This game is called “All Night Love Affair”, it’s a simple looking game that is made up of only one die and 96 game cards. The directions are simple, you first make sure all of the cards are divided into the 3 categories. The cards aren’t designed extremely fancy. Each card is purple with a graphic on top to show which category it belongs to. The pictures for each category consist of: a pink heart that says “kiss me” on it, a pink pair of panties, and a black and white graphic that says “All Night Love Affair”. On the backside, the cars is completely white with black text to tell you what to do for that category.
To play the game, the players take turns rolling the die. Each side of the die matches the picture on the cards and there is also a side with a question mark on it. The player who just rolled the die, will then pick up a card that corresponds to the picture on the dice. The player must then follow the directions given to them on the card. Once they complete the directions given, the player will then put the card at the bottom of that pile. If you land on the question mark, you get to choose a card from any of the categories. The only catch is that if the die lands on “All Night Love Affair” within the first 5 rolls, you can not take that card and you will have to roll again. The same rule applies to the question mark, you can not choose “All Night Love Affair” if you are within the first 5 rolls. The first player that rolls “All Night Love Affair” first after the first 5 rolls, is the winner of the game and gets to draw a card from that pile. The instructions to the game are printed on one side of the box and they are straightforward and easy to understand.
This game could easily work for most couples, from beginners to couples who are looking to spice up things. My partner and I have been together for 3 years and have tried anything from vanilla to BDSM. If you usually experiment on a regular basis, then you may find the more basic cards boring. If you are hoping for some bondage, there aren’t many cards that use it – so it may not be right for the bondage lover. My partner and I both work and go to college, so this is perfect for us because we don’t often have time to spend on certain sex aspects and because the game can be short or last as long as you would like it to. Depending on what type of couple you are, you can easily take out the cards that may consist of things you may not be comfortable doing. You can easily take the game with you wherever you would like in the house. The box isn’t very big, so you could pack it to take with you on a trip even. It does have setting specific cards, but you can always take them out or ignore them if you can’t use them.
I feel that the design of the game is effective, aesthetically it’s nothing fancy to look at b ut the set up is effective. The directions are straight forward and simple, but you can easily alter them if needed. It seems like it is set up for 2 players, but I am sure you can alter it for more if you would like to. The game has no set length or time limit so you can make it as long or as short as you would like depending on how long you choose to spend on each card. As I mentioned earlier, you can easily go through the cards and take out any cards that you or your partner may not be comfortable doing, if needed. The “panty” card category seems to consist of cards that involve using your hands, mouth, or body. Such as “Massage Your Lover’s Neck”, “Have your lover lie on their stomach and stimulate them from behind with your hands”, “Blindfold and tease your lover”, “stimulate yourself while your lover watches”, “grind your naked bodies without penetration”, and “tickle your lover”. There was only one card in this category that I was uncomfortable with and that is “trim or shave your lover’s privates” and that is only because I am not into letting my partner trim or shave me at all. The “Kiss Me” category involves mostly directions where you have to use your mouth. Such as “French kiss your lover”, “Tell your lover an erotic fantasy – be as descriptive as possible (talk dirty)”, “Have your lover lie down. Tie your lover’s hands over their head and perform oral on them.”, “Lick your lover from head to toe”, and “Model lingerie or perform a strip-tease”. The “All Night Love Affair” category is all about sex, which is why you have to wait to get to this category for a few rolls before you can draw a card. It includes cards like: “Make Love on the kitchen counter or table”, “Make love on the floor or living room sofa”, “tie your lover up, blindfold them if you wish, and make love to them.”, “She/He has to be your sex slave for the evening.”, and “watch a scene from an erotic movie and act it out with your lover.”
My partner and I actually had lots of fun with the game. It worked as a great bonding experience and it was nice because it helped us to set time aside to spoil each other in a way. When we played it, we followed the directions exactly, and when we pulled a card – we didn’t show it to each other. We just read the directions and acted it out on one another. Which made for a great surprise because we didn’t know what each other were going to do. When we pulled a card, we didn’t time each other or anything, we just did it until we were ready to stop and move on to the next card. It was also great to see my partner get into it and really enjoy it too. He even asks that we set aside time to play it from time to time.
All in all, I really enjoyed this game – I feel that it was a great first game to start out with when trying out sex games. It was fun, simple, and easy to use. If you are ready for your own All Night Love Affair, then go to My Pleasure to purchase the game for yourself. While you are there – be sure to check out all of their other toys to play with as well.
It’s the perfect season for a nice Icicle treat! That is why I am lucky enough to review the Icicles No. 8 from Erotic Toy Town. The Icicles No. 8 is a gorgeous glass wand that can be used for clitoral stimulation and both vaginal and anal penetration. The Icicles No. 8 is part of a line of Icicles glass dildos by Pipedream Toys. The Icicles No. 8 has about 6 inches of insertable length. The smallest point on the toy is about an inch wide and the largest part on the toy is about an inch and a half. The toy is absolutely gorgeous, some glass toys I have seen don’t look as pretty as the pictures but this one does. It has a ripple wave down the shaft of the dildo and in the shaft it has a twisting bold blue down the middle similar to a marble. That opalescent sheen that you see on it, is just as pretty in person as it is in the picture. This dildo is so pretty, I wish that I could leave it out on a shelf as a piece of art. It is made of Pyrex glass, which is sturdy and not easily breakable. It is body safe and non-porous. You can also use it for temperature play, by placing it in hot or cold water because it will take to the temperature of the water.
The Icicles No. 8 can be used for clitoral stimulation, I liked having it cold and lightly rubbing it against my clit for stimulation. It works great for vaginal stimulation and I feel that it would make a great first glass dildo for those looking into trying a glass dildo for the first time. It’s small on one end and you can insert the bulb end vaginally if you want to try a bit more girth. I wish I had this toy for my first glass toy because I may have warmed up to glass toys a lot sooner than I had in the beginning. The first toy I had ever tried was way too uncomfortable because glass is a hard material, it can be a bit unforgiving at times. Due to the size of the toy and the ripples, it is very comfortable for me and feels great when inserted vaginally. Be sure to use plenty of lubricant with the toy so it will remain comfortable during use. I usually use water based lubricants but you can also use silicone lubricants with glass toys as well if that is your preference. You will definitely need to make sure you use lube if you want to use this toy anally. I have not yet tried to use this anally, but to me it seems as if it would make a great anal toy. It has a nice rippling down the shaft that seems like it would work great for probing. I am sure I will try this toy anally eventually but I am not yet used to using glass toys anally yet. I haven’t gotten myself to a good comfort level with them compared to my silicone toys. Though if you do use it anally, I would suggest that you only insert the shaft end of the toy because that will give the toy a flared base. If you insert it the other way, it would lose the flared base that it needs as a safety mechanism so you don’t lose your toy. Also, due to the hardness of the glass, I would be careful during thrusting. The tip of the shaft is not very wide but could still hurt or bruise your cervix if you are not careful.
I love the glass material, but it certainly is something I need to be in the mood for. This toy is hard, smooth, and takes to whatever the room temperature may be very easily. It also has a ripple wave down the shaft. I admit that the waves aren’t a very prominent feeling during vaginal use but it does add some extra texture during use which is very stimulating. Though, I do see it as a plus that the texture is not extremely prominent because it helps with comfort. A plus is that due to the hardness of the material, it may be helpful for g-spot stimulation if you need a harder toy for that. I think the design is great, it looks gorgeous. The bulbed end makes it easy to hold onto as a handle, even while lubed up. I did not try inserting the bulbed end vaginally because I am not ready for that kind of girth, so I am unsure how the shaft end fares as a handle. I feel the size is great, not too big and not too small. I do feel that the size is suitable for average toy users. I don’t feel that the toy is very discreet at because of the uniqueness of the toy. It catches attention very well because of the beauty and shape, it had me eyeing it the second I saw it on the website. I do feel there is a possibility that you could travel with this toy, but you want to be careful not to let it bang around too much. If it chips for some reason you can no longer use it for safety reasons.
To clean the toy, I use mild soap and hot water. At times, I will feel the sink up with hot water and let it soak for a few minutes before cleaning it. You can even put the toy in the dishwasher as well because that will not hurt it in any way. If you like to use Toy Cleaner products, you can even use those as well on this dildo. The reason I love glass is partly because of how easy they are to care for and the fact that it is non-porous so you won’t have to worry about it holding in any bacteria after use. For my glass toys I prefer to store them in a drawstring bag so they don’t bump up against anything else in my toy box. Unfortunately, this glass toy did not come with a bag like some of mine have in the past. So I am thinking I may just make one myself to store it in eventually. I store all of my toys in a lockable toy chest I bought a while back.
The Icicles No. 8 was packaged in a simple box, that was white with nothing but the name and the picture on the box. There weren’t any weird or raunchy images that might detract from the appearance. On the front of the box is a flap that you can lift up to see the actually toy through a clear window in the package and on the inside of the flap is some information about the toy. It mentions that each of the glass wands are hand blown and unique. The glass is completely hypoallergenic and as long as you care for it properly it will last you a lifetime. There are even instructions on the flap for heating or cooling the toy. When you open the box, the wand comes placed in the middle of a type of Styrofoam packaging. You could keep the box and Styrofoam for packaging purposes as well, though I don’t normally because of space issues.
All in all, I absolutely love this toy, it’s size is great, the texture is great, and my partner even got excited looking at it because he immediately wanted to use it on me. You can heat it by running it under warm water or placing it in the microwave or cool it by putting it under cold water or in the freezer. I will tell you I have not once tried putting my glass toys in the microwave or the freezer. The reason being, I don’t feel that they are as easily controllable for me. I prefer placing mine in a bowl of cold or warm water for a few minutes so it will warm or cool it. That helps me to get it to the perfect temperature I am hoping for. I also prefer it because if my partner and I want to do temperature play and use the wand as a back massager too – we can have the bowls next to the area we are playing in. I enjoyed using this wand during both masturbation and partner play. At first I was nervous because the last time I let my partner use a glass toy on me, it was a bit uncomfortable. This time, there was no discomfort what so ever – and I feel that is due to the size and the smooth texture of this wand. During play, the wand and some clitoral stimulation works wonders to give my body exactly what it needs. I also like how well the wand stayed lubricated during use after lube was applied.
If you would like to try out an Icicles No. 8 of your own or check out more fun dildos, vibrators, or other sex toys – go to Erotic Toy Town!
This cute little Sweetheart Ducky was sent to me by the great sex toy website Good Vibrations. The Sweetheart Ducky is one of the cutest vibrators that I own. It’s completely discreet, if you looked at it sitting on my bathroom shelf, you wouldn’t believe that it’s a vibrator. The Sweetheart Ducky is small, about 3 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide at it’s widest point. It’s made of ABS plastic which is completely free of phthalates. It’s waterproof so you can even take this little sweetheart into the bathtub with you. It comes in a gorgeous pearlescent white and is decorated with a removable feather boa and it even has a Swarovski crystal nose piercing. It takes 1 AAA battery and it’s a bit tricky to put the battery in it. You have to take a coin and insert it into the slot on the bottom of the duck and twist it, once you do that – you are able to open it up to put the battery in it. You have to close it the same way, by twisting the coin in the slot. The Sweetheart Ducky is an external vibrator, so it is made to stimulate your vulva, nipples, and anywhere else on your body you would like to please.
When I used this toy, I brought it into the bath with my partner and I – I was excited to have a fun toy to play with in the bath tub. Unfortunately for me, it was extremely weak. It was enough to work as a little warm up vibe for me before intercourse. As far as a vibe to use for play and to get me off, this one won’t do. If you are looking for a weaker vibe, then this would be a great vibe for you – if you need strength – then I don’t feel like this would work for you either. It works great for nipple stimulation though, because it gives me the light gentle simulation that I like.
The Sweetheart Ducky is very well made, there is no texture to the outside. It’s completely smooth, not counting in the curves on it’s wings and it’s face. The vibrations don’t seem to travel well throughout the whole body of the duck though. It’s main power seems to be on the bottom of it. I kind of wish that the Ducky was a bit bigger, then maybe it would have more power – but it’s small size helps to keep it discreet and makes it travel friendly as well. As I mentioned, I keep mine on a shelf in my bathroom so it’s very easy to hide because I don’t even need to hide it.
To turn the Sweetheart Ducky on and off, you use a dial type control on the bottom of it. It’s easy for me to use and had no problem even using it with wet fingers in the tub. The toy isn’t really noisy to me, it seemed to be pretty quiet. I feel that I could use it without much fear that anyone could hear it. The Ducky is very easy to clean, I use mild soap and warm water to clean it. You can even store the Ducky in it’s holder that it in. It comes in a cute plastic heart and even has a little pedestal that you can place the heart in so it stands up.
All in all, I didn’t feel that the Sweetheart Ducky was the perfect toy for me – but I still love it for the novelty of it. It’s adorable and I love having it in my sex toy collection.
Go to Good Vibrations and get a Ducky of your own and while you are there, check out their great selection of toys, lubes, and videos.
The reason I wanted to review the foxy Bombshell panties from Babeland Toys was because I love everything retro and vintage and I loved the idea of making myself look and feel like one of those pretty retro pin up girls. The Foxy Bombshell panties are made of 95% polyester silk and 5% Lycra. They are a gorgeous shade of girly powder pink. They are manufactured by Booty Parlor and come in both small and large sizes. They are bikini style and feature a surprise peephole in the back that is topped with a shiny satin ribbon, that you are able to untie and adjust to fit. It also features a cute gathered section right down the middle to accentuate your butt. The panties are about 27 inches in the waist and can stretch to be about 40 inches wide. The panties stretch easily and don’t seem to feel taught when they stretch. The material is thin and soft and doesn’t feel scratchy against the skin. The edges of the panties have a cute plain black lace edging on them.
I’m a petite girl and at this moment I weigh 130 pounds. I’m also part Hispanic so I sport the infamous J.Lo butt. So I worry how things will look and fit on my wide hips (they are about 38 inches wide). So when I got out of the shower one day, I decided to try them on. I was a little worried about the gather in the back because I was convinced they would be uncomfortable or that it wouldn’t look sexy and it would just look like I had a permanent wedgie. They fit very nicely and weren’t uncomfortable at all. I had to adjust the ribbon and double tie it after I put them on because it was a little loose (I have wide hips but a smaller waist). My partner loved them on me of course, but I don’t feel that I was 100 percent happy with them. I feel like they didn’t fit my butt perfectly and that they kind of scrunched down a little – like the fit was loose on me.
The panties come in a cute little cardstock box with a slide out drawer on it. I actually keep my panties still stored in that box in my dresser drawer. As far as care and cleaning go, it says that you need to hand wash them in cold water. I don’t often like to hand wash things, so I machine washed them in cold water and I hung dried them – that seemed to work very well. If you are afraid that the ribbon may fray you can tip the ends with some clear nail polish. I usually use a fray stopper that I buy from my local fabric store.
All in all, I feel that these panties aren’t perfect but they are still really cute. My partner definitely enjoyed them on me as well.
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