Rocks-Off Bamboo (Not Suitable for Pandas)

Rocks-Off is known for making the “best bullets in the biz,” which is a pretty fair assessment. They have approximately a million bullet designs, from lipstick-size to 6.2″ to one that I saw at EroFame that genuinely could have been used to fend off a home invader. Bamboo is a nice size, sitting right between a mascara tube an a lipstick.


A Special Note from Marvy*:Diorshow Iconic Overcurl is a bit overrated – get L’Oreal Voluminous and push the brush against the opening of the tube until it curves instead. That’s the Nicki Minaj bright pink VivaGlam on the far right, which I highly recommend for when you want men to run screaming. 

As you can see, my Bamboo came in a lovely shade of gold, which looks much rosier in person. It’s very on-trend, which is something my clitoris cares deeply about. Like most bullets without remote controls, Bamboo is controlled via a single button located on the end of the cap.The button isn’t too easy to press, but it isn’t a struggle either. That means you could probably travel with it easily; although if you’re concerned, just pop the battery out. It’s waterproof and runs on a single AAA (rather than measly watch batteries), because Rocks-Off isn’t staffed by amateurs.

When you turn on the Bamboo, you might be shocked by how strong it is. But then you’ll press the button again, and the strength will decrease. You’ll be confused. You’ll press it again, and it’ll decrease again. You’ll want to increase, but instead you’ll find yourself cycling through 7 patterns, 3 of which are varying speeds of pulsation and the last of which will make you do a little jig because it’s so jaunty. At this point, your fingers will feel kind of funny and numb, like you just came in from the cold. You’ll cycle back to the first or second speed and take off your pants.

In use, Bamboo is completely straightforward. It’s a bullet, after all. Its wedge-shaped point lends itself nicely to two kinds of stimulation: pinpoint, or about 1/2 square inch of flat surface area. Per usual, I liked pinpoint a bit more. I found myself building to a pretty quick orgasm on speed 2 although I stupidly tried to stave it off. Don’t do that, because this vibe can cause some numbness, which I find is often a problem with strong but buzzy vibrators. With these kinds of toys, you really have to chase that orgasm and then let it go.

In terms of vibration strength, Bamboo is solid. The strongest speed is too much for me to start out with, so I prefer the second. The third – the lowest speed – feels considerably weaker than either of the preceding two, such that I would consider it unsuitable for anyone but the most sensitive. All speeds are buzzy, but with the strength of speeds 1 and 2, it’s not the disappointing kind of buzzy (like the Crave Wink). For $25 and a single AAA battery, I’m pleased with Bamboo’s performance. For anyone who craves power and a bit of style but is on a serious budget, Bamboo is right up your alley.

When comparing Bamboo to other bullet or discreet vibrators, it stacks up well. You can’t really compare Bamboo to We-Vibe’s Tango, because Tango is over 3 times more expensive, it’s rechargeable, and the nature of its vibrations are different (Tango is rumbly). A popular bullet choice is the generic silver bullet attached to a battery pack and remote. That’s quite a different beast, because while the controls are easier to use, it takes up considerably more space and isn’t as easy to travel with (one of these turned itself on in my purse while I was in a bar on a date – true story). Personally, I prefer Bamboo to those remote-controlled or corded bullets. Compared to the Tenga Iroha Mini, it’s much stronger and its plastic coating is more body-friendly than Iroha Mini’s elastomer.

So, you should get the Rocks-Off Bamboo if…? If you’re on a budget and you want some strong vibrations. If you want a little back-up vibe that can easily be ready whenever you are. If you want to find out if pinpoint stimulation is your cup of tea without breaking the bank. If you aren’t going to lie awake at night wondering why it’s called Bamboo (I’m still stumped, for the record).



Many thanks to my friends at Filthy Dirty for providing me with the Bamboo in exchange for a fair review!

You can purchase your own Bamboo from them, or choose another toy from their entirely body-safe collection. This review contains affiliate links, though all opinions are my own.

Lazy Sunday Abraham Linkin’

Heh.  Heheheh.

Is anyone else excited for:

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter  ?!

Well, if you’re not, that’s ok.  You probably just have better taste than I do.  Which, frankly, isn’t difficult because I download Pretty Little Liars every week and sing “Call Me Maybe” with great gusto in the car.

Time for more links of substance!  …and funsies.

Why You Need to Go the Eff to Sleep, a guest post on Yes & Yes by Liz of Being Geeky Chic, is very true!  As my bff Alicia and I are both old ladies who sleep from like 12 or 1 to 8 or 9, we whole heartedly agree.  Except for this morning, when I woke up at 10 because I’m a wild child sometimes.

Keiko Lynn’s post on Sole Society is both beautiful and informative.  I’m definitely going to check them out and keep an eye open around fall when they will undoubtedly launch some booties.  If you love shoes but hate department store prices, you need to get on this, stat.

& How to Be a (Perfect) Girl: Jezebel is probably one of my favorite sites for feminist humor, news, and opinions.  (Ok, you can kind of make fun of me for getting news from Jezebel, that’s fine.)

&  Sarah of wrote a clear, concise, and practical little guide to saving money in fairly painless ways.  As someone looking to beef up her savings account, I can really get on board with this!

What are you loving this Sunday?  Anything you’re excited about in the week ahead?


Lazy Trader Joe’s Sunday (!!!)

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Oh yeah, Darlings.

I FINALLY WENT TO TRADER JOE’S.  That’s right.  There’s been one literally five minutes from my apartment for 8 months now and  I had no idea because I’m directionally challenged.  Luckily, the fella that’s been taking me out recently (also known as NerdyRG if you follow me on Twitter) knows his way around the Pittsburgh neighborhoods better than I do.

What did I get? All things that are good!  Goat cheese brie, Joe Joe’s sandwich cookies, almond cocoa spread, fish sticks and chicken strips that aren’t packed with sodium or preservatives, and a buttload of veggies (and hummus!).  It was pretty incredible.  I piled a plate high with celery and carrots and hummus as soon as I got home, and ran around my apartment handing out Joe Joes like some the Cookiemonster on crack.

Luckily for you, I was still able to rustle up some lazy Sunday linkage to keep your night exciting.  I know, you can thank me later.

& Gina has mad smoothie swagger and wants to share her magic with you!

& Kira made some amazing desktop and iPhone wallpapers for May!  Is anyone else obsessed with having a calendar on their wallpaper or lock screen?  It makes my life 10x easier.  If you haven’t tried it yet, grab hers!  It’s gawgeous.

& Whether you blog or journal privately, August Empress has some fantastic and unique promptsfor your next entry.

& Batzey shared 3 separate easy-peasy tutorials on how to jazz up a camera strap.  Make yours stand out!  I’m really dying to try one of these.

& Do you know Sarah Von?  Do you love Yes and Yes?  You should.  You know what else you should do?  Check out the Post-College Survival Kit  !  If you’re just graduating, or maybe you’re like me and you have a semester or two left, and you feel like you could really use some help figuring out what all this “real world” stuff is about… the masterminds behind the Kit are there for you!  I’ll be signing up!

Love, goat cheese, and sandwich cookies to all!

– Sarah

Busy Sunday!

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I had a very, very busy Sunday at the cafe!  It started innocently enough, with a fresh cinnamon scone and a big cup of whole milk (which you totally can’t beat – sorry, Mom, I know you raised me to drink skim!).  I arrived an hour early and spent the hour trying to catch up on all of the lovely blogs I frequent and petting a dog named Anna Nicole who belongs to a rather eccentric regular customer.  You know, the usual.

After combing this week’s crop of new blog posts, I’ve found some gems for you!

& Adalou’s Wear Ware Where series is short and sweet and lovely!

& What type are you?

& Moorea Seal’s Paint Your Love series is simply beautiful and inspirational.  Some of them are tough to read – she’s very honest and open, but if you want personal and ultimately uplifting posts, you should be heading straight there.

&  Elise’s posts on her visual blog Pennyweight are just gorgeous.  I love the post she did recently showcasing silk scarves, as I’m a huge scarf fan.

& Shannyn over at Frugal Beautiful has it together.  I’m loving her blog right now, especially because I’m trying to get my finances under control without totally killing my social life (or, admittedly, my love for Qdoba).

& Victoria of Batzy (her shop and blog) is a girl after my own heart: she has a whole series of What’s in My Bag? posts!


PS: I have a mini interview tomorrow for a job I think I’d really like.  It’s part time and retail but it would be amazing experience.  Keep your fingers crossed, wouldya?