I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again: 2014 is going to be a big year.
Setting goals for yourself is an important part of growing as a person. Some people aim to improve their tidiness (okay, I need to work on that, too), their cooking, or their health. Me? Well, I have some sexuality-based goals for the remainder of 2014.
- Lately, I’ve become dissatisfied with my penchant for small toys, especially insertable toys. My vagina seems to think that Splish is a suitable warm-up toy, and that Mustang is girthy. Oh, ye of little stretch! I want to have a mighty vagina. My goal is to be able to comfortably and pleasurably use the Tantus Cush 02, which frankly looks insurmountable now. Because the vagina is a highly elastic set of muscles, the fear of becoming “loose” is unfounded. Besides, the only people who talk about loose vaginas are those that wish they had more contact with vagina of any kind – I’m looking at you, you fedora-donning knobjockey.
- Anus! As I discussed in my review of the Tantus Meteorite, I’m a butt-n00b. I’ve never used anything bigger than a small plug, and the Meteorite is actually the largest toy I’ve had in my butt. And it felt AWESOME. Anal play requires even more warmup than vaginal play for beginners, but efforts are rewarded. By the end of the year, I’d like to be able to comfortably use a Crystal Delights plug – preferably with a tail because I’ve always wanted a tail – and successfully have the anal sex. If you want to join me in this goal, be sure to pick up a bottle of thick lube like Sliquid Sassy and a small plug with a base so it won’t get lost in your rectum. And remember – it should not hurt, ever! Pain is your body’s way of telling you to stop. This isn’t a Jillian Michaels workout.
- This year, I will make my G-spot work for me. Recently, I acquired the Lelo Mona 2 and the Lovehoney Satisfy Me G-Spot Dildo. I’m making some serious headway with both, but I still want to get my hands on the Pure Wand to really show my G-spot who’s boss/convince it we need to be BFFs (and I ain’t too proud to beg). I would love to learn to squirt, but I think I’m going to count that as a bonus goal.
By our, I mean yours and mine, this blog, for everyone who interacts with it. I’m determined to take it to new heights this year, while I have nothing but time and at least decently appropriate tools of the trade.
Expect many more high-quality photos to be hitting this blog! As it turns out, you can’t really use Amazon.com gift cards to buy things in Germany. For some reason, I was totally convinced that shipping would be no big deal – WRONG. Very, very wrong. So we split the card values, and I Donna Meagled my half. For Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I scored a Nikon D3200 with the regular kit lens (18-55mm) plus a bonus telephoto lens (55-200mm). Now, I just have to get back behind the viewfinder and dust off my skills!
So far, I have four products in my review line-up for early 2014: the WeVibe 3, the Magic Banana, the Tantus Meteorite plug, and the Crave Wink. I had to visit the customs office twice, and explain each product to a disapproving lady with hideous frosted hair, but I finally got my hands on those last three. Oddly, my favorite toy of the bunch so far is the one I was least sure about. (Anyone care to guess which?)
In the coming year, I’d really like to expand my review horizons. I’d love to tackle another wand vibrator, like the new Magic Wand, or one of its competitors. Because my G-spot can be even more fickle than most, I’m still looking for the perfect G-spot vibrator for my anatomy. As an exceptionally short lady with a tall partner, I think I’d be able to really put a position assist cushion through its paces. And, of course, to go along with more G-spot play (because I would love to make 2014 the year of the female ejaculation), it would be pretty rad to finally try an absorbent sex throw. As always, anything else you want to throw at me I will at least happily attempt to put into one of my orifices.
So, what would you like to see on Marvelous-Darling.com in 2014? More reviews? More dating advice? More on sex, with and without toys? Let me know, please!
Bonus: While this has nothing at all to do with sex toys, in the last two months, I’ve fully rediscovered my love for makeup. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have noticed, since literally half of what I got for Christmas or had shipped to the US for myself was made by Urban Decay or Stila. One of my major goals for 2014 is to begin writing about beauty. Since I recently refocused Marvelous-Darling.com on sex toys and sexuality, I’m not sure if I’ll be doing that here, if I’ll be pitching to outside publications, or if I’ll be turning to Tumblr. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that.
Before CatalystCon, I was lamenting to Sandra of SheVibe that I could not manage to have a G-spot orgasm. I love using my Vixen Creations Mustang in tandem with some of my favorite clitoral vibes, but pure G-spot satisfaction had eluded me. I couldn’t do it during sex or alone, and I’ve been reviewing toys for almost a year and a half now.
Enter, Marc Dorcel. I received a So Silicone Dildo and an Expert G Vibrator, both pink and both 100% silicone. Piph may not be a pink fan, but I have to say, I love the hue Dorcel chose for these toys. It’s the kind of pink I’d want my hair to be if I thought I could pull it off. Both toys are absolutely 100% silicone, because as I am wont to do, I lit them on fire with a Bic, with stunning results: Ash, but no change to the materials otherwise. A++ for quality! I do find the silicone a bit more matte than I like, but not nearly as grabby as WeVibe’s silicone. For either toy, water-based lube is a must (I used Good Clean Love and Sliquid Sassy).
Before we go any further, we need to have a quick discussion about dildos. I know a lot of toy novices look at dildos and wonder, “WHY?” We need to get one thing straight right now: It doesn’t have to vibrate to feel awesome. Your vagina (or anus) has tons of nerve endings, and vibration is only one of many sensations that can feel pleasurable. Some people don’t enjoy internal vibration because it’s either too much for them or it just doesn’t do the trick. A well constructed, and especially a nicely textured, dildo can be fantastic addition to your toy box.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get more specific. I absolutely love the design of the Marc Dorcel So Dildo at first glance. It’s beautiful, and the dual-ended design makes it easy to hold onto from either end. Unfortunately, it’s also very flexible, which makes it difficult to really pinpoint the G-spot as well as I would like to. I tried using the smaller end to stroke my G-spot, but the mega-flexible neck made it impossible to get the pressure I needed. The larger end is just too much for me.
If I were to improve the So Dildo, I would suggest making it dual-density. I realize that this would raise the price but I think it would be worth it, especially if the beautiful shape were retained. By making the core of the dildo more firm, it would be much easier to actually stroke the G-spot and provide the necessary pressure.
On the other hand, the Expert G Vibrator was a home run. It is multi-speed, complete with patterns, but like most of my toys, I actually only used it on the first and second constant-vibe settings. What can I say? My vagina is a lightweight. The Expert G’s head is just bulbous enough to be perfect for the G-spot, but not so large that it’s uncomfortable. The egg-on-a-stick design is very popular for G-spot toys, but this one is executed particularly well because the shaft is not much thinner than the bulbed head. So instead of getting great G-spot stimulation but feeling awkwardly empty otherwise, the Expert G gives your vaginal walls something to clench against during orgasm. And if my usage is any indication, you will orgasm. I did, even without clitoral stimulation, and it was phenomenal.
Thanks so much, SheVibe!
The store finally opened last Friday! I worked the opening shift on Friday, and I couldn’t believe how many people swarmed the place. There were lots of shoppers who didn’t even realize it was our opening weekend, so it’s possible that we’ll remain pretty busy. By the time I came in for my second shift on Saturday night, we were already out of a couple of products, and the 5 hours flew by like 2.
I haven’t had much time lately to devote to toy testing, and my mind has been way too exhausted to take detailed notes. Last week, I had training at Lush, then the store opening; between Friday and Saturday, I worked 25 hours. This week is going to be a lot more relaxed, so I’m hoping to get another review up by this weekend.
I’m currently working on reviewing: CalEx Namaste Harmony, Good Clean Love Cinnamon Vanilla lubricant, Expert G vibrator by Marc Dorcel, So Silicone Dildo by Marc Dorcel, WeVibe Salsa, and Ammo’s Mika vibrator.
…and trying approximately 25 new things from Lush.
Would you guys totally hate it if I did a roundup of my favorite Lush products in about a month?
Earlier this year, Vixen Creations was kind enough to send me the VixSkin dildo of my choice. Since I’m quite the opposite of a size queen, but wanted something I wouldn’t grow out of, I went with the special Tie Bright edition of their best selling Mustang.
The Mustang measures 6 1/2″ long, and is 1 5/8″ in diameter at its widest point. It’s a realistic dildo, and because of the VixSkin material, might be the most realistic one on the market. It has subtle veins, a lovely pronounced head, and what looks like a foreskin ridge about 1/2″ under the head. I love that the toy is textured realistically, but it’s done with such attention to detail. If they used a penis model, I have to find that man and shake his hand.
VixSkin is very special because it’s actually dual-density silicone. The inner core of the dildo is firm, while the outer core is soft and plushy. The vast majority of dildos that I’ve come across are rather stiff and unyielding, which can be awesome for G-spotting but makes toys of a certain size potentially difficult to take. The outer layer of plushy silicone has a lot of grab to it, so I definitely recommend using a good water-based lube. I did flame test the silicone, and it passed with flying colors, meaning this toy is 100% non-porous and body safe.
As for use, I really love using the Mustang when I’m also using a clitoral vibe. Being able to clench around it really helps prolong my orgasm. The squish of the outer silicone makes it easy to insert, and the pronounced head gives me a little bit of G-spot stimulation. It’s not a toy that I can use by itself to bring me to orgasm, but it absolutely makes a difference when I use it in combination with a good clitoral vibe.
My partner and I don’t usually use the Mustang together, on me or on him (he’s not really into the bend over boyfriend phenomenon…). For couples who like to use strap on harnesses, the Mustang would be an awesome choice, as it does come with a nice sturdy base.
If you’re looking for something realistic, body safe, and beautifully crafted, seriously consider something from the VixSkin line! You can purchase their products either from their Website or from SheVibe.Thanks, Vixen Creations!