Caution: Amazing Sensations Ahead!
That’s right, sex fans, we have ourselves 4 fantastic and unique vibrators for review this week. And the Dr Dick Review Crew proclaims each one a winner. That’s amazing; when was the last time we could say that?
Ok, let’s get the ball rolling. We’ll be hearing from Review Crew members — Jack, Denise, Jada and yours truly, Dr Dick.
We begin today with a delightful prostate vibe, which comes to us from our friends (and neighbors in BC Canada) at Trinity Romance. Jack spills the beans.
Element —— $64.99
Since I’ve started to show an interest in my ass as a reservoir of amazing sexual pleasure, I’ve become increasingly focused on finding just the right toy for my butt play. My partner, Karen, has loads of vibrating massagers, but none of them really interest me as an insertable. They are fine for external stimulation, but I’ve been on the lookout for something I can call my own and that I can safely stuff in my ass.
Because I’m so new to this sort of play, I have some very specific requirements for the toy of my prostate-massaging dreams. It has to be modestly sized, manly looking, something more plug-like then just a dildo and it has to vibrate. Is that too much to ask?
So along comes the opportunity to test drive Element, a prostate massager from one of the most trusted names in sex toys, Tantus. Curiously enough, I’ve seen pictures of this toy online. And ya know what, I passed it up thinking it couldn’t possibly be the toy I was looking for. For some reason, the photos I’ve seen of it make it look more menacing than it is. Once I had it in my hands, however, I realized this might very well be what I’ve been searching for.
It’s not nearly as big as I imagined it would be from the pictures I saw. It’s 100% silicone, which makes it soft and pliable. It’s got a manly enough shape; it’s more of a plug, then it is a dildo. And it sure enough vibrates. So check, check, check and check!
Karen said she thought Element would be as an effective G-spot vibe as it is a P-spot vibe. I suppose she’s right. But for now, this baby is all mine.
I greased up Element and my near-virginal pucker with a wad of water-based lube. (That’s the only kind of lube you can use with this, or any, silicone toy. But you know that already, huh?) I gingerly slipped the bulbous head into my ass. Pretty easy going! I stop to take some deep breaths, because Element is already working its magic. The shaft is easy to insert too. I’m kinda surprised. Not that it’s particularly thick; it’s just that it’s easy. Element comes to rest with the base tight against my cheeks. I’m lovin this big time, and I have yet to activate the vibe.
I wait a moment to let my hole adjust to its new friend. Then I switch on the bullet vibe that is embedded in the toy’s base. Wow, that’s nice! It’s not overpowering or anything, just a nice buzz. My prostate is jumpin’ for joy though. My dick is rock hard and drizzlin’ precum like crazy. I jack myself to nearly cuming then let go of my cock. I love this edge play; I can do this for a half hour easy. Element is amazingly comfortable in my ass. I would have never guessed had I not tried it myself.
I finally pop my joy-juice all over my chest. There’s more spunk then I usually produce. I’m chalking that up to the prostate massage. I love my Element!
If you’re a novice ass-diddler like me, and you think, like I thought, that this couldn’t be the ass toy you’ve been looking for; think again. It’s only 4.5″ x 1″ for chrissake. The bullet vibe runs on 3 watch batteries (LR44’s) and the first set is included in the package. THANK YOU Tantus!
FULL REVIEW HERE
Onyé —— $55.00
I’m delighted to have this beautiful vibe to share with you. It’s one of the Big Teaze elegant B-3 line called, Onyé! I don’t know how to pronounce that, nor do I know what the word means. But they could have called it anything and it would still be the very stylish discreet vibe it is.
Onyé has eight separate massage modes (3 speeds and 5 pulse patterns). This little powerhouse is packed into a 4.5″ x 1.25” bullet made of gleaming black virgin ABS with a tasteful silicone band. The non-slip grip silicone band is perfect for keeping lubed fingers from slipping. All of this comes in sophisticated packaging including a satin-lined storage and brochure. You can tell that a lot of thought went into this presentation.
It’s splash proof, not waterproof. I wouldn’t use it in the bath, but it was fine in the shower.
The battery compartment is easy to open; thank you very much! It runs on 3-AAA batteries (not included in the package). Figuring out how the batteries are to be placed in the compartment was a bit of a puzzle till I noticed the tiny-tiny diagrams on the side of the compartment. I really needed my reading glasses for that.
There is just the one button operation on the base of the vibe, which means you have to cycle through all of the modes to locate the sensation best suited to your mood, or to turn it off. That might be aggravating to some, but it wasn’t an issue for me necessarily.
FULL REVIEW HERE
Now we have two vibes from a top of the line toy manufacturer, Vibratex. They are industry pioneers who bring a distinctive Japanese aesthetic to the marketplace. Denise starts us off with a cordless waterproof vibe.
Vibratex Mystic Wand —— $71.32
I keep saying; my Hitachi Magic Wand is my all time favorite toy! I ain’t about to give it up for nobody. You’ll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands. Got it? OK!
That being said, I have just discovered what I believe is the next best thing to my beloved Magic Wand. I present you with the Mystic Wand. It is the petite, cordless, waterproof sibling of the Magic Wand. And it shakes my word just like its bigger, older sister. It makes a perfect bath companion or a travel companion. It even comes with a sweet little storage bag.
It should come as no surprise to any of us that Vibratex is also responsible for introducing the Hitachi Magic Wand to the American market over twenty years ago. So hurray for that!
Mystic Wand uses of 4-AA batteries (not included in the package). The battery compartment is easy to open, but battery placement is very difficult to figure out. Only after I struggled with this puzzle for like 10 minutes, did I notice that there are minuscule images on the compartment that direct the user to the proper battery placement.
Like my trusty Magic Wand, this sweetheart of a vibe delivers amazing external stimulation. I’m not all that found of insertable vibes, so Mystic Wand is perfect for me. I love the ridges on its bulbous silicone head. A little water-based lube to get things started and before you can say; “whoa nelly!’ I’m on my way to big O-town.
The Mystic Wand features six vibe modes, each one more delicious then the previous one. And here’s something I really like; it has a separate on/off switch. I hate having to cycle through a whole set of functions just to turn the blasted thing off. Oh, and it’s surprisingly quiet; another big plus in my book.
The handle or base of the Mystic Wand is soft and silky. Is that silicone too? I wonder. Whatever it is, it is ideal material to use on the handle. It helps maintain a grip even with lubed fingers.
FULL REVIEW HERE
Finally, yours truly presents the other Vibratex vibe.
Pandora Vibrating Silicone Prostate Massager —— $39.00
I’d like to introduce you to a handy little vibrating plug that’ll surely put a smile on your face. This unisex toy will jazz up whatever spot you got — G-spot or P-spot. Since I’m a proud owner of a P-Spot (prostate), I’ll do my testifyin’ from that particular pew. I’ll let all you G-spot owners come to your own conclusions.
This here Pandora massager is the perfect utensil for the novice butt pirate. Not overly familiar with things pokin’ you in the be-hind? Not to worry, this smooth ergonomic slim-jim will enter with ease. Guys who are used to having big toys in their hole will probably be unimpressed with this beginner’s model, but the rest of us will appreciate its modest size.
But hold on there, maybe you don’t know a butt plug from a hole in your head. Okey dokey, here’s the 411 on these puppies. Plugs are different from most dildos and other anal toys. They’re shorter and have a unique shape. The insertable part is tapered, designed for easy insertion and comfort while you got it in ya.
The plug tapers more dramatically near the base into a notch. This allows your sphincter muscle to close down on the plug keeping it firmly in place. Finally the flared base keeps it from slipping inside your bum. Pretty gal-darn clever, huh?
Anyhow, Pandora has everything you’d expect in a plug. Plus it has this swell hooked end that is designed to hit the spot, if ya catch my drift. And there’s a bonus; it vibrates too. Not all butt plugs do, ya know. There are seven, count them, seven different speeds and pulsations, which makes that little soft hooked end thingy do a happy dance on your P-spot. And boy if that don’t make you see the light, nothin’ will.
FULL REVIEW HERE
Hey sex fans,
Today I have an intensely thought provoking interview with the fantastic artist, illustrator and author of several erotic comics, Steve MacIsaac. His work is sultry, unabashedly sexual, (some even claim it’s porn); but whatever you call it you can’t deny powerful human element to his art and stories. In his world the men are men, with all the complexities, passion and ambiguity that contemporary masculinity implies. You will notice immediately that my guest, like his creations, is a power to be reckoned with.
Steve is here as part of The Erotic Mind
series. And we have our mutual friend, Sean-Z, who has also appeared on this show, to thank for that. As you know, for well over a year now I’ve been chatting with noted erotic artists, both visual and literary, from all over the freakin world in an effort to uncover something of the creative process involved in this specialized art form.
Steve and I discuss:
- The derivation of the term Shirtlifter, the title of one of his comics.
- Creating comics with and without words and the difference between them.
- His collaboration with Dale Lazarov.
- His stories, like all good erotica, being very meaty.
- His characters self-discovery and even self-loathing.
- What comes first, story or image.
- Working in the digital media.
- His work as autobiography.
- Being his own publisher.
Click on the book art below to purchase Steves’s comics.
See a slideshow of some of Steve’s work. Click on the thumbnails below.
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!
Today’s Podcast is bought to you by: Dr Dick’s Stockroom.
We’re back with a slew of new reviews. The intrepid Dr Dick’s Review Crew tackles a mixed bag of treats.
Today we will hear from Review Crew Members: Jada, Ken & Denise, Kevin and Jack & Karen. So without further ado…
We begin with a couple of new offerings from that gargantuan adult toy company, Doc Johnson. Here’s Jada to tell us about the first one.
Doc Johnson i-Vibe Rabbit Vibrator —— $36.30
The very first vibe I ever owned was a rabbit vibrator. I got off on it in record time, every time. But it was such a wild looking contraption I never really warmed up to it.
Aesthetically speaking, there’s something about the “rabbit” doohickey that juts out from the vibe’s shaft that I find disturbing. Don’t get me wrong; I understand the reason it is there. For most women, clitoral stimulation is what gets us off. I’m guessing that the insertable shaft, which is, strangely enough, usually penis shaped, is a way we tip our hat to the male member, even though most of our vibrator use is by ourselves. Frankly, I’ve never really understood that. I just don’t know too many women who need a penis reminder when we’re masturbating.
This suggests to me that these designs originate in the male mind. I wish there was a way I could substantiate this.
Ok, so from the aesthetics point of view the i-Vibe Rabbit Vibrator doesn’t do a thing for me. But I won’t detract points on that account either. I review the toy on its merits.
Speaking of aesthetics; what I do like about this toy is its packaging. It’s a plastic clamshell that slips inside a frosted oval plastic sheath. It’s a very nice presentation that I find very attractive.
The i-Vibe Rabbit uses 4-AA batteries and they are not included in the package. DISAPPOINTED! The battery compartment is easy to use and it seals shut making the toy waterproof. That’s a big plus in my book.
The keypad controls are pretty intuitive, although I think they should be in the reverse position. Like I said, most women use a vibrator on themselves. Looking down on the keypad, while using it on myself I see the controls upside down.
There are two main utilities — clitoral tickler (the rabbit) and shaft vibration (which doesn’t really vibrate, rather it rotates the beads in the shaft as well as the penis shaped head). There are different speeds and three functions. Frankly, I think all this is overkill.
FULL REVIEW HERE
Next, Kevin introduces us to the other Doc Johnson product.
Doc Johnson Harmony Divine Yin —— $49.99
I’m happy to report that I had better luck with my toy then Jada did.
This here is the Harmony Divine Yin (black), which is exactly like the Yang (white), except for the color. It is a multi-speed (3), waterproof vibe with a very stylish shape. Despite having an interesting shape, there is nothing about it that suggests craftsmanship. You can tell immediately that it is mass-produced. There is also a disposable quality about it, which is too bad. Because with a little more though behind this, the Harmony Divine Yin could have been something quite remarkable.
It is made of hard plastic. I didn’t think I was going to take to the hardness, but I wound up liking it very much. So I have no quarrel with the material used.
The batteries (2-AAA) are easy to install. No batteries are included in the package, which sucks. And the battery compartment is easily closed to create what they claim is a watertight fit. I use it in the shower, but I won’t use it in the bath. I’d just as soon not ruin this by tempting the fates, if ya know what I mean.
Harmony Divine Yin is not very powerful, but I won’t kick it out of bed. The nipple-like button turns it on and cycles through the three speeds. The hard plastic conducts the vibration better than say a jelly toy would; so there’s that. It’s pretty quiet too.
The serious end of Harmony Divine Yin is sort of plug-shaped and is nearly 2 inches in diameter at its widest part. In terms of this being used as a butt plug or a prostate stimulator, it isn’t for the novice butt pirate. However, it’s a nice external stimulator for your taint (perineum) and balls. Because it’s hard plastic, you can sit on it with the pointy end on your rosebud while you whack off. It gives you a nice little buzz. If you’re gonna use it internally; lube is a necessity. Again, because it’s hard plastic, you can use whatever kind of lube you want. This will make the tapered end easier to insert. Not that it’s particularly difficult for those of us who know what we’re doing.
FULL REVIEW HERE
Jack & Karen tell us about a new Tristan Taormino video.
The Expert Guide to Anal Sex —— $29.95
Jack & Karen
Jack: “So ya’ll know I’m real new at the whole butt sex thing, right? I’m still discovering the pleasures that lie within.”
Karen: “I’ve been dying to strap on one and give this boy a pegging he will not forget.”
Jack: “It’s talk like that that give me pause.”
Karen: “Sorry, honey, I was just making a little joke.”
Jack: “What my foray into anal sex has done for me is give me a greater sensitivity toward women and the invasive sex they have all the time. I mean, if someone were to fuck me in the ass like I have fucked some women in the pussy, without even so much as a warm-up, I’d fuckin kill them.”
Karen: “That is an awakening that I wish all men would come to sooner rather than later.”
Jack: “Anyhow, not to veer too far off topic; I was glad we got this DVD to review. It really opened my eyes to the pleasures to be had in butt fucking.”
Karen: “This is a terrific resource for the novice as well as the proficient alan sex practitioners. International sex expert, Tristan Taormino, talks to a group of (straight) couples about anal anatomy, as well as delvers tips, and techniques of anal pleasure. Her co-hosts, Lorelei and Ariel, demonstrate various techniques as Tristan narrates what they are doing. There’s even a Q&A period.”
Jack: “It is both super arousing and very informative. This is a co-production with one of porn’s biggest companies, Vivid. So you know it’s gonna be hot. Unfortunately, and this is a huge disappointment for me; it’s only about women receiving anal. What, they couldn’t have included some men on the receiving end? Bummer.”
Karen: “That is so true! But that doesn’t diminish the information imparted. For example, Tristan talks about lubes and desensitizing agents; and that’s applicable to both women and men.”
Jack: “You get comments from Tristan as well as pop-up tips about the action throughout the feature. I also liked the way the performers talked about anal sex and why they like it. This goes a long way in helping demystify what is often a taboo subject for most couples.”
FULL REVIEW HERE
Finally, let’s have a little fun with Ken & Denise and their parlor game. (This is a Good Vibrations Brand Ambassador review.)
Truth or Dare: A Game of Passion —— $16.95
Ken & Denise
Denise: “I love games, all kinds of games. I guess I’m just a party girl at heart.”
Ken: “I, on the other hand, think most games, especially parlor games are boring.”
Denise: “Yeah, but this one is different, because it’s like a sex game.”
Ken: “So we had two of our favorite couples over for dinner last week. We were all sufficiently socially lubricated, if ya catch my drift. We plunked ourselves down in front of the fire for a little postprandial toke, when little Mary sunshine over here hauls out the Truth or Dare game!”
Denise: “What a better time for a little fun?”
Ken: “I’m thinkin’ ‘oh god, do we have to?’ But our friends who are green with envy over our gig on Dr Dick’s Review Crew were like, ‘cool, let’s do this!’”
Denise: “Luckily, considering the condition we were all in, the game is super simple. There’s one die that you roll and two stacks of cards — one marked Truth, the other marked Dare.”
Ken: “The die has Truth or Dare on six of the eight sides. The other two sides have the word ‘Wild’ on it. If you roll that, you get to choose either a Truth or Dare card. Then you can either do the thing yourself or order your partner to perform the task, or you can pass.”
Denise: “We all got increasingly silly as the game wore on. If you choose a Truth card, it may read, ‘If you could watch an intimate moment from your partner’s life before your met, what would that be?’ ‘Would you ever buy a private lap dance for your partner?’ ‘What authority figure possesses the most erotic possibilities for you?’ ‘What sensual characteristic or ability do you envy in the opposite sex?’”
Ken: “The Dare” cards are equally innocuous; however, they often involve props — computers, whipped cream, makeup, etc. ‘You are the subject of an impromptu erotic photo shoot. You partner will be the photographer…’ ‘Perform a seductive and enticing striptease to the music of your choice.’ ‘Create a bondage costume using nothing but plastic wrap!’ You get the idea.”
FULL REVIEW HERE