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I shared my heart

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I hopped over to my blogroll last week and went through each link one by one. Some of the links I found were a bit out of date, not being blogged on recently. Some lead me to other things. I found myself on a blog call Vagina Antics. I have been there before and it always good stuff. The blog is run by a duo of vagina rockstars Nikki Blue and Heather Cole. I actually spent a lot of time on this blog last week and decided it must be on my blogroll for my readers to discover. Also, I want everything these chicks blog about in my e-mail from now on!

The reason I bring them up specifically here is because I found on there so much about sex positivity and embracing oneself. I lost a good bit of time reading through the archives. They have a project going on right now called the wall of hearts. It is a collection of body parts that people have deemed their favorite thing about themselves. I fucking love this idea. I submitted a little something. It wasn’t as perfect as I had envisioned it. I have picture taking issues and this was a self shot. I wanted to submit more, because I have lots of parts I heart on my body.

But anyways, it felt awesome to think about my absolute favorite thing about me for a few minutes. It boosted my ego, (as big as it may seem it could always use a little extra stroking from time to time). It was cool to see other people’s favorite bits. I wanted to share the link with you guys so you could check it out and maybe even submit your own favorite part. Click on the picture below to go there.

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Lovehoney Flash USB Mini

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I have been getting a lot of clitoral vibrators lately. I love this since it lets me do a quick compare of features with toys still very fresh in my mind. I also love getting new clitoral vibrators! Of the last three clitoral vibrators I have received, this is my favorite!

The Lovehoney Flash USB Mini is a nice clitoral vibe that is waterproof. It has lots of speeds and a cute little package. Also it charges really easily from my laptop, which is good because I am on my laptop a lot.

 

Materials: Silicone

Dimensions: 3.75″ x 0.5″

 

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I was really excited to get this vibe. Waterproof and charges by USB? I’m in! I had to have it. The base comes off of the tip at the metal in the middle. It opens to reveal the USB, which actually comes out of the base. The top has the receiving end. There is small waterproof ring that keeps this vibe dry inside even when under water. I don’t know how this is possible, but it is. I tried this vibe completely submerged and it stayed dry inside. Being waterproof makes this vibe easy to clean with soap and water or a sex toy cleaner.

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The silicone of this toy has a bit of drag. It is also a bit of a lint magnet. Unfortunately, it did not come with a storage pouch. The tip is angled and rounded off. It has flexibility. The silicone is only compatible with water-based lubrication. A little drop goes a long way on this toy. The base is much firmer silicone and square. The metal in the middle has the Lovehoney logo heart on the opposite side of the button.

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I am happy to tell you that this vibe has a strong buzzy vibrations and plenty of variety. The vibrations are much less on the base. The tip carries an almost obscene amount of vibrations. This is gonna sound crazy, but the vibrations feel almost electric. It is something very stimulating, but may be too intense for some.

It offers 3 speeds and 4 patterns. Due to the frequency of vibrations I have to mention vibrations on the handle. The handle has less vibrations than the tip, but the vibrations are powerfully buzzy, even on the handle. The Lovehoney Flash USB Mini has one button which is used to turn it on and off and scroll through the patterns. It is almost flush with the handle and doesn’t get in the way. You will have to hold it down for like 10 seconds to turn it off but it is so quiet I don’t see that as being a problem. The button response is not always consistent. Sometimes I depress the button to turn it on and it doesn’t respond. This is definitely because I do not apply the right amount of pressure to the button. Sometimes this is a bit frustrating. *I have to weigh this minor frustration against the price, which is much lower than I would have thought. It always eventually turns on after a couple tries, so for now I am going to write this off as a minor imperfection.* The button lights up, very dimly, when it is depressed. It blinks when it is charging and glows steady when it has a full charge. The light is so dim I have to cup my hand around it to see for sure. I guess it would be easy to see in the dark, but I use my laptop in a lit room. A full charge gives up to 3 hours of playtime. When the battery is low it will flash a dim red light behind the button.

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Oh my god! I didn’t even mention how damn quiet it is. It is almost silent. I love, love, love this vibe!

This vibe has a longish handle and is curved to fit my anatomy. It is slim enough to fit between bodies during intercourse. It could be used for shallow vaginal play, but it is not really designed to be used like that. I love to feel it on my labia and nipples as a bit of a teaser before going right to my clitoris. I have been using this vibe a whole lot since I got it for review. I find it so easy to charge and convenient. I like to patterns more for building up and then I switch it to full power to bring me to explosive orgasms.

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The packaging for this vibe was a paper box. The toy came nestled in plastic and it also had a small paper leaflet with some suggestions:

Trail the tip of the vibrator along the inside of your thighs, across your stomach and onto your outer labia before gently pressing the flexible tip against your clitoris. This is a great way to get used to the sensation of the vibrations against your sensitive spot and build yourself up to a powerful, satisfying orgasm.

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The Lovehoney USB Flash Mini is a Lovehoney exclusive, but it comes at a shocking low price! Also, everything at Lovehoney ships free and comes with a 100 day return policy…that is just in case you don’t love it.

Meet the new Flash USB Rechargeable Mini Vibrator from Lovehoney!

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Review Summary
Vroomwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
1 being weak, 5 being earth shattering.
Volumewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
The volume of the toy on it’s highest setting.
Materialswww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
Material Safety.
Overallwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
Value of toy for the price.

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

©KissinBlueKaren 2010-2013

e[lust] #45

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Welcome to e[lust] - The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions it’ll be here at e[lust].  Want to be included in e[lust] #46? Start with the newly updated rules, come back May 1st to submit something and subscribe to the RSS feed for updates!

 

~ This Week’s Top Three Posts ~

 

Bringing Toxic Sex Toy Facts Out of the Attic

How Do I Get My Wife to Dominate Me?

I Need This

 

~ Featured Posts (Molly’s Picks) ~

Speaking the unspeakable

#safetytipsforladies

 

All blogs that have a submission in this edition must re-post this digest from tip-to-toe on their blogs within 7 days. Re-posting the photo is optional and the use of the “read more…” tag is allowable after this point. Thank you, and enjoy!

 

Thoughts & Advice on Sex & Relationships

Easy Come Easy Go: A Look at Orgasm Control
I came before I was ready
Relationships and age difference
PolyAnna’s Musings: Different is Good, Right?
Seriously Proud Queer
Spanking Kink of the Week
How to Be Good in Bed
A Thousand Small Unhappinesses
What’s in a Number?
The Absence ofHow to Tell if a Man is Gay
Stop Shitting on the Bottoms

 

Sex News, Interviews, Politics & Humor

It’s Not Misandry, You’re a Douchebag

 

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Catalyst: How it Inspired

 

Thoughts & Advice on Kink & Fetish

Caning: To count or not to count
Slavery and Social Death, by O. Patterson
His Eyes Hungry. His Body Pleads: Use Me!
Toilet Whore
And then, I apologized.

 

Erotic Fiction

Wicked Wednesday: A little bit of confusion
The Moment
Detached
Waxing Lyrical
The “L” word
Gorge
Lolita Twenty-Thirteen, Part Three
Difficult

 

Erotic Non Fiction

Girl on Girl
The Moment I Felt Owned
Tasting Her
Acting on Instructions
Final Cruise
Quickie
A Lazy Sadistic Orgasm
I had 8 days of sex.
An hour together
Cheerful Disappointment
What is Erotic?
The Coin Flip
Playing with Adam
A Trip to the Hardware Store
Fall From Grace

 

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A Somewhat Different Eroticon2013 4~part Post

 

Poetry

The Dark Place

 

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Comet G Wand

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Beautiful and functional this g-spot toy is a wonderful surprise. The Comet G Wand is the best g-spot sex toy I have ever used. Admittedly, I am not a g-spot girl. I have only a few toys that work for me hitting my g-spot. But, I use this toy every chance I get. This g-spot gem works for me every time.

Materials: Glass dipped in silicone, Stainless alloy emblem

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 1.5″ (5″ insertable)

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Glass dipped in silicone? I didn’t get it at first. This is the perfect toy for anyone wanting to try glass, but too nervous to commit to buying. I love that this toy combines my two favorite materials for sex toys. As far as I know, the Comet G is the first toy that combines these materials. There is an indention where the materials meet making me think the glass under the silicone must be thinner. The glass gives this toy a firm shape under the silicone. The handle and the silicone end have a bit of lined texture, it was nothing I could feel in use. The silicone has the slightest bit of drag. Add a little bit of water-based lubricant and this toy slides right in. I like the look and feel of this toy.

Both Silicone and glass are easy to clean and care for. Key by Jopen toys come with a lint free storage pouch. The toy will still need to be cleaned before and after use. I use soap and water or a sex toy cleaner. Glass and silicone are both materials that do not harbor bacteria. With a bit of care this toy will last a very long time.

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Like the Charms Silk from Key by Jopen, the Comet G comes in a deluxe package. The Comet G is nestled in foam. There is informative slide box over the cardboard box. The black box is discreet-ish. The Package contains a lint free storage pouch under the foam that will help to keep this toy lint free. Like with the Charms Silk, the pouch is stiff and has the key logo on it.

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It is hard to look at the Comet g and not mention how closely it resembles the njoy Pure Wand. It is similar but the difference is what is making this toy my preference. The weight for one thing. Although both the Pure Wand and the Comet G are both weighted toys, the Comet G is about 1/2 lb lighter. It weighs 1 lb. The Pure Wand can be used at either end, and the Comet G cannot. I prefer the smaller end of the Pure Wand, while the large size of the Comet G works perfect for me as well. I cannot explain this, my g-spot has it’s own preferences.

I found that the Pure wand required a bit of practice to get it to work. I didn’t need any practice with this toy. This toy found my g-spot very easily and worked well with other clitoral toys. The firmness of this toy is great for adding pressure to the g-spot. I like a bit of pressure and I found manipulating this toy was much easier than the Pure Wand. The curve in this toy is great for rocking/thrusting. The head is rounded and comfortably hits g-spot. The large bulb shaped head gives this toy a bit of pop at the vaginal entrance. I really liked this because it creates a bit of a “pop” at the vaginal entrance.

The Comet G is a large toy. I don’t consider myself a size queen and I had no trouble using this. I always warm up a bit first with a clitoral toy. The thing that saves this toy for me is that it is so curved. I didn’t have a problem with it being too big because I don’t have to insert all of it to enjoy the g-spot action. The fact that it is so tapered means it slides in easily after you get past the head. Admittedly, the glass doesn’t work so well with lubrication. The handle will be really slick if you get lube on it. I didn’t even come close to getting lube on it, so this wasn’t really a problem for me.

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The pictures don’t show it well, but the handle has a purple tint to it. The Comet G comes in blue, purple or pink. The Comet G comes with a year warranty. You have to register the product first to enjoy the warranty. I would recommend this toy to any girl who want to enjoy g-spot play. The Comet G can be purchased here.

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Review Summary
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Material Safety.
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Value of toy for the price.

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

©KissinBlueKaren 2010-2013

Carrie’s Story -Blog Tour Review

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I am a big fan of BDSM. The players, the clothes, the scenes …makes my mind wander. I am intrigued by the lives of people that deal absolutely in pain and pleasure. I have read loads of BDSM, even before I knew what the letters stand for. I knew about Carrie before I read this book. I have read the reviews and I had an idea. Like flocks of others, I even read Fifty Shades. It made me think I knew what the book Carrie’s Story would be like. I didn’t. This book is different, it is the original tale of a woman who decides to become a slave.

Carrie’s Story is brilliantly written. The character of Carrie is strong and willing. She submits beautifully to a world I hope really exists.

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Things about this story seem fake, too good to be true, too harsh to be tolerated. This is fiction though. As fiction goes Carrie might be the heroine I have always wanted. She is cool. The author portrays Carrie as a young brave woman discovering her sexuality and exploiting her submissiveness. I adore her. I want to be that cool. The book is written in first person. We see inside Carrie’s mind as she submits.

Carrie meets Jonathan at a party. Jonathan invites Carrie to be his slave and opens her up to a world she never knew existed. The relationship progresses and Carrie’s training takes a new twist as Jonathan begins to train her for the next step in submission. She goes into pony training for a spell. Although I didn’t think I would enjoy it, I found I had to follow Carrie there. Carrie’s Story delivers on the secret world of pony-training and makes it seem not only believable, but also quite bearable. Carrie’s journey doesn’t end there. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but Carrie’s journey takes us for an unforgettable ride into slavery as I never imagined it.

There is an interesting thing about Carrie’s Story that is very different then other BDSM I have read. Carrie submits without regard to who or what she is submitting. She is a slave entire. There is not selfish gain in her slavery. The “relationship” she has with Jonathan is not the focus of her submission. She submits for her own growth. There seems to be no end to what she endures and no need for her to be validated from him alone. I find this sort of submission so alluring and frightening at the same time. This sort of submission is dangerous, in reality, but very entertaining.

Carrie’s Story is a bit explicit in its sexual detail but it doesn’t not read like smut. I found this book sexy and smart. It gave my erotic reading a smart story line and a character I could admire. Carrie’s Story is written by Molly Weatherfield (the alter ego of an award winning romance writer). The author brilliantly allows us to peer into Carrie’s thoughts to see her way of thinking. I highly recommend this book as well as the sequel Safe Word.

I received this book from Cleis Press for review. Soon after I started reading it, I came to the conclusion that I needed it on my kindle as well, so I could read it at work. I have this book in paperback and in digital format. I liked it that much. Carrie’s Story can be purchased here and here.

Molly Weatherfield, the pen name of Pam Rosenthal, is also the author of Safe Word, the sequel to Carrie’s Story. A prolific romance and erotica writer, she has penned many sexy, literate, historical novels. She lives in San Francisco.

You can find Molly on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MollyWeatherfield and on Twitter at @PamRosenthal (https://twitter.com/PamRosenthal).

Blog Tour Schedule

March 24 - Shanna Germain 

March 25 - Lelaine

March 26 - Alison Tyler

March 27 - Romance After Dark

March 28 - Romance Junkies and Amos Lassen

March 29 - Sinclair Sexsmith

April 1 - Rachel Kramer Bussel

April 2 - KissinBlueKaren

April 3 - Dana Wright

April 4 - Erin O’Riodan

April 5 - Lindsay Avalon

April 6 - Laura Antoniou

April 7 - DL King

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

©KissinBlueKaren 2010-2013

The Duchess

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Looking for a little rabbit that delivers strong clitoral vibes? I am always looking for strong clitoral vibes from a rabbit. Since my clitoris is the center of my sexual pleasure, I gravitate toward toys that know how to rock it. I was really excited to see what Cal Exotics sent me this month. The Duchess has strong clitoral vibes in a pretty package. It is part of the Precious Metals line. It is nice to look at and easy to use.

 

Materials: TPR (vibrator) ABS with Metallic Plating (controller) Silicone (buttons)

Dimensions: 8.5″ x 1.5″ (3.5” x 1.25”/shaft, 1.5” x 1”/stimulator)

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The Duchess is a rabbit style vibrator with two motors. It has a special little bump on the shaft. For some reason, I think the bump won me over. The shaft “rotates” or more like moves in a circle. It is suppose to hit the g-spot, close but not for me. The clitoral vibration on this rabbit are a bit loud, but powerful. The powerful vibrations are just what I need. The bump is part of the texture of the shaft. The shaft has enough texture to make thrusting fun. The bump + the strong clitoral vibes make this rabbit a big win for me.

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The clitoral arm comes to a soft point. The point carries vibrations well and is great for pin point stimulation. The clitoral arm will flex back with force, and it provides good pressure on the clitoris. The shaft also comes to a soft point that makes it easy to insert. TPE is safe to use with water-based and silicone based lubricants. The Duchess is waterproof.

The Duchess takes 3 AAA batteries. The bottom of the base unscrews to reveal the battery compartment which slides out. The Duchess has a two button interface. The top button controls the clitoral arm and the button controls the shaft. The motors for this toy work independently so you can pick the combo that works best for you. The clitoral arm has 5 functions and so does the shaft. The first three functions are increases in speed of the clitoral arm. I like the second level the best. the vibrations are very, very buzzy. The shaft rotates one way, the the other, then it alternates, and has two pulsing/alternating rotations.

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The Duchess can be cleaned with soap and water or a sex toy cleaner. I really like the look of this vibe with all the shiny metal. I can clearly see the pole in the shaft and the bullet in the clitoral shaft. I like that I can see part of the inner workings without it looking tacky. The clear TPR is part of the look for this rabbit.

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The packaging for the Duchess is a plastic box. It is not discrete, but what ever is from Cal Exotics.

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          PROS
  • Strong Clitoral Shaft motor
  • Pretty design
  • Easy to use
  • Feels nice thrusting
  • Two motors can be used independantly
          CONS
  • TPR cannot be steralized, not safe for sharing
  • A bit loud, will be heard through a closed door
  • Takes batteries
  • No storage pouch

The Duchess comes in purple, pink and blue. (I think the blue is nicest looking) I think this toy will work for most women. It is hard for me to like TPR but this toy (and the bump) really did it for me. The Duchess can be purchased here.

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Review Summary
Vroomwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
1 being weak, 5 being earth shattering.
Volumewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
The volume of the toy on it’s highest setting.
Materialswww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
Material Safety.
Overallwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
Value of toy for the price.

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

©KissinBlueKaren 2010-2013