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Ergo Speed Douche

Ergo Speed Douche —— $21.93


Those who follow my reviews know that I’m a straight guy who really gets off on ass play. I make a point of saying I’m straight, because so many people assume if a guy is into his butt hole, he’s gotta be gay. Nonsense! The days of making that uninformed leap are over. More and more straight guys are discovering their prostate and living to tell the story.

I’m also a personal trainer and it just blows me away how much my clients, both women and men, confide in me about their sex life. When this first began to happen I was like; “Whoa, TMI, for chrissake!” But then I got used to it. I guess personal training is the new confessional.

Anyhow, the reason I bring this up is one of the things I hear most, from both women and men, is; “I want to try anal.” Every one of my clients is astonished to learn that I love being the bottom in ass play. Guys are like; “But dude, you’re straight.” And gals are all like; “Damn, I always pictured you as a top.” Whatever! So many preconceived ideas about sex and sex roles, what’s up with that?

The problem most people have with butt sex is the personal hygiene part. All the butt pirate wannabes imagine this is an unpleasant task mostly because they don’t know shit, pardon the pun, about keeping themselves clean down there.

That’s why I am so glad that I got the Ergo Speed Douche to review. I now have a great product to turn my clients on to when we have this discussion.

The Ergo Speed Douche is about as simple and straightforward a design as possible. It’s a bulb and a nozzle! But don’t let the simplicity fool you; a lot of thought went into creating this essential tool for us bottoms.

I confess I’ve blown through a half dozen other bulb-type douches in my time. So I can say with confidence that not all these puppies are created equal. First, most bulbs are too small. Their limited capacity means you have to load it more than once. Not good! The Ergo Speed Douche holds a generous 11 ounces and is made of medical grade PVC, so you get a LONG steady blast.

Another really annoying problem is all the other bulb-type douches I’ve tried push water IN when you squeeze, just like they ought to. But then they suck it back OUT when you let go of the bulb. This creates the dreaded backflow. You want to void the douche into the toilet or down the shower drain, not back into the bulb. Get it? The Ergo Speed Douche eliminates this problem with its unique one-way air valve on the bottom of the bulb. This prevents the backflow of water into the bulb.

Another common problem with lesser bulb-type douches is the nozzle-to-bulb connection. If that is flimsy or poorly designed it can pop off mid cleaning. Again, not good! No such problem with the Ergo Speed Douche though. This thing is built to last. The nozzle screws into the bulb nice and tight, as it ought to and it stays connected.

The Ergo Speed Douche has a bendable 6” nozzle. It is made of phthalate-free TPR (thermal Plastic Rubber). Being flexible is important, because it makes it more comfortable to use. But care has to be taken that you don’t bend the nozzle so much that it crimps. There is a bit of a learning curve with all anal hygiene products, so don’t get frustrated if, at first, you find this a bit awkward. Once you get the hang of it, it’ll be as easy as falling off a log.

Remember, it’s all about the flow. The Ergo Speed Douche nozzle tip has four holes that diffuse the stream giving you the most out of each squeeze. This douche does more than simply fill your hole with water; the four-way spray will actually gives you a rinse too.

It’s essential that you keep your Ergo Speed Douche clean. Remember where it’s been! Warm soapy water is fine for quick cleanups. But you’ll want to sanitize it from time to time too. This is easily done with a 10% bleach solution. Detach that nozzle from the bulb and immerse both parts. Be sure to flush the bleach solution from both parts before your next use. Easy peasy!

The compact and detachable design means the Ergo Speed Douche is perfect for travel and can be stashed discretely under the sink when you’re not using it.

Nice job, Perfect Fit. You guys rock!

Ocean Blu Bathing Gel by Kama Sutra

Ocean Blu Bathing Gel by Kama Sutra —— $12.50

Jack & Karen
Karen: “We both love bath products like Kama Sutra’s Ocean Blu Bathing Gel. We have this beautiful, huge tub in our master bathroom and we often both luxuriate in it together. I’m telling you, there is nothing more suited to alleviating oneself of the stresses of the day than a blissful soak together.”
Jack: “She’s right. We actually plan bath night. It’s healthful, intimate and soothing. Sometimes it’s a prelude to some hot monkey love, but just as often it is just a time to be close, talk and enjoy one another’s company.”
Karen: “We have a bath budget too. Both of us contribute to our bath fund, although I generally do the shopping. We spend on gels and lotions, sponges, loofas and the like and sometimes we splurge on waterproof toys.”
Jack: “Generally this arrangement works out, but Karen is famous for buying bath products that are too sweet smelling. I really prefer more natural scents or fragrances. That’s why I love Ocean Blu Bathing Gel. It is among my favorites.”
Karen: “Guilty as charged! I don’t know, sometimes I just get carried away in a bath shoppe; I’m drawn to the more floral scents. But I know Jack doesn’t care for them. I save them for my private time. But for our time together, I must agree Ocean Blu Bathing Gel is great.”
Jack: “This is what is printed on the pump bottle: ‘…turns a bath or shower into a seaside escape, blending skin protecting vegetable oils and conditioning Vitamin E to create a frothy, cleansing lather as fragrant and invigorating as an ocean breeze.’ I don’t talk like that, but it is pretty accurate. If I had to translate that, I’d just say it was a manly scent that it is very good for your skin.”
Karen: “Ocean Blu Bathing Gel is dermatologist tested, cruelty-free (not tested on animals) hypoallergenic and made in the USA. In fact, the Kama Sutra company has been around since 1969. They must be doing something right.”
Jack: “The convenient pump bottle makes this gel perfect at the sink for washing hands or in the shower.”
Karen: “You should also know that the bathing gel comes in three other fragrances too — Tangy Citrus, Mint Tree and Wild Clove. I intend to dip into our bath budget to sample all three.”
Jack: “Ocean Blu Bathing Gel gets our highest recommendation. Indulge yourself, try some today.”
Karen: “You sound just like a commercial.”

Sensual Mint Shower/Bath Gel

Sensual Mint Shower/Bath Gel —— $10.93

I have a fantastic gift giving suggestion for anyone on your list who loves a good bubble bath or shower gel. Let me tell you about this marvelous Sensual Mint Shower/Bath Gel from the equally marvelous Canadian company, Shunga Products.

First, you should know that I’m a gal who adores her bath time. It’s precious time for just me. I bracket off as much time for myself as I possibly can. I soak, read, contemplate and often enjoy one of my favorite waterproof vibrators while in my bath. My partner, Joy, says she thinks I could live in my bath. She’s not far off base on that. I’m also a connoisseur of luscious bath products like this Sensual Mint Shower/Bath Gel.

It contains peppermint oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera. The peppermint provides the fragrance and a lovely tingling sensation, which refreshes as well as arouses. It also contains glycerin. This would be a problem for me if the glycerin were a lube and I was using it internally, but in this instance the glycerin isn’t an issue for me.

The Shunga Bath and Shower gel is available in two flavors/fragrances — erotic fruits and sensual mint. Both are editable! Joy says she can taste the mint in my skin after my bath. Listen, if I can get in my bath time, get all aroused while doing so, have my lover tell me that I taste delicious and that she wants more; well then, I’ve hit the jackpot.

Probably you are already familiar with a bath/shower gel, right? You use it like a liquid soap in the shower or as a bubble bath in the bath. It suds up very well on a washcloth and bubbles up beautifully when added to running bath water.

Sensual Mint Shower/Bath Gel contains several vegetable oils like almond oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil, sesame oil and salflower oil. All these work marvels softening my skin. And there’s never a sticky or greasy residue. The mint aroma opens up my sinuses and wakes me up.

The Sensual Mint Shower/Bath Gel comes in a clear, 16 oz plastic bottle with a pop-top lid. It also has a lovely suggestive (but not too erotic) image on it. The whole product from packaging to contents is very sensual indeed. It’s the perfect companion for my bath time.

Like I said at the beginning of this review, the Sensual Mint Shower/Bath Gel is an ideal gift for anyone on your list who enjoys a mood-enhancing bath or shower. I highly recommend it!

System JO Men Deodorant With Pheromone

System JO Men Deodorant With Pheromone —— $13.80

Dr Dick
Next up is the Men Deodorant With Pheromone. This product comes in a distinctive roll-on container. Do you remember when most all deodorants came in roll-on form? I do and I really miss having them around. Nowadays, it’s mostly messy gels and chalky sticks that don’t appeal to me all that much. I also don’t like that almost all deodorants these days have an intense scent to them. If I want to wear a scent I’ll chose my own, thank you very much.

So right off the bat Men Deodorant With Pheromone has a lot of the competition beat. It is a very effective deodorant, by the way. And that’s what I judge a deodorant by; it’s effectiveness at preventing body odor.

Now, Men Deodorant With Pheromone is different from the other deodorants you’ll likely find on your local store’s shelves in as much as it contains Androstenl. The System JO website says this is a potent natural attractant that provokes a strong sexual response. OK, but how does one go about testing such a thing, I asked myself.

I first used Men Deodorant With Pheromone after I had taken a shower one day. It applies very easily, there is no staining, no running, no dripping, no chalky mess and there’s no discernible scent. I left the bathroom to dress myself. I sat on the bed to put on my socks and suddenly my dog, Ginger, jumps up on the bed and makes a beeline for my armpits. She seemed to be unable to get enough of the thing she was trying to smell. I started to laugh and just as suddenly as she was on the bed, she was off. Once on the floor she vigorously shook her head, flapping here ears and then sneezed. This is very unusual behavior for her. But then again, she’s a hunting dog, so she’s all nose.

Clearly there was something in the Men Deodorant With Pheromone that I was unable to detect, but that Ginger was wild for. It had to be the Men Deodorant With Pheromone, because she’s never exhibited that kind of behavior with any other deodorant I’ve ever used.

I was fascinated by this entire episode, so much so that I tried a little experiment. I rubbed some Men Deodorant With Pheromone on the inside of each of my wrists and took Ginger to meet with some of her doggie friends at the park. Each and every one of her dog friends came to smell my wrists. And they all seemed to like what they smelled.

For good or for worse, nothing so dramatic has happened when I was in the company of humans while wearing this deodorant. Does this pheromone enhance my sexual appeal with either women or men? Nothing suggests to me that it does, but I can’t say that it doesn’t either. I mean, how is one to know. Besides, I want to think that I’m just naturally sexually alluring. The only thing I can say for certain is, I am definitely a hit with the canine set.

System JO Men Adrenaline Shaving Cream

System JO Men Adrenaline Shaving Cream —— $11.42

Dr Dick
I have the pleasure of introducing you to a fantastic new shaving product from the good people at System JO. It’s their Adrenaline Shaving Cream for men. This stuff is so cool. It comes out of the handsomely designed plastic squeeze bottle with the pop-up dispenser in the lid, as a gel. At first I thought there was some mistake. The package says “cream”, but look, it’s actually a gel. I began to rub the droplet I dispensed in my left palm with the tip of my fingers in my right hand. Miraculously, the gel turns into this very fine slick cream. It is so slick and fine that I didn’t need to more than a few drops to make enough cream to cover my entire beard. Damn, this stuff is phenomenal, I thought to myself. But the proof of a good shave cream, at least to my mind, is in the shave itself, not merely in the consistency of the product.

As I discovered with my very first use that Adrenaline Shaving Cream excels in delivering a close comfortable shave. I have pretty sensitive skin, but I didn’t experience any irritation when using Adrenaline Shaving Cream and my skin felt fantastic after each use. Like I said, a small amount covers a large area and it coats my skin nicely. Unlike all those dense shaving foams out there , this product allows your razor will glide along effortlessly. It won’t clog your razor and it rinses off your razor easily.

If you’re prone to razor burn, ingrown hairs and/or shaving bumps Adrenaline Shaving Cream is the ideal product for you. It’s enhanced with aloe vera, but it also contains parabens and glycerin. If you have concerns about these ingredients, you may need to look elsewhere.

I’m happy I got the unscented formula for review, because that would have been my preference. However it also comes in cucumber and musk scents. There is also a companion line of shave cream for women.

Now I know that System JO created this formula to enhance and safeguard intimate shaves, like bikini shaves, legs, underarms and manscaping, but is it’s as practical, if not more so, for every day facial shaving.

I really like the handsome plastic squeeze container and the no-drip dispenser lid. It looks nice on my vanity and I don’t have to worry about rust stains that so frequently occur with the traditional metal shaving cream cans.

I highly recommend Adrenaline Shaving Cream! It is fairly priced for the amount of product you get. Remember, a little goes a very long way. And it’s made in the good old US of A. Try some today, I know you will be pleased.

Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge

Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge —— $ 19.95

How very delightful! That was the first thought that came to mind when I was handed the Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge. But, as sometimes happens, the concept doesn’t always live up to the expectation. So I decided to take a “wait and see” attitude before I got too emotionally involved with this product.

The sweet minimalist packaging is truly refreshing. It hits all the right notes. The Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge package is clean, tasteful and wouldn’t be out of place in even a high-end spa boutique. Inside the package is a teardrop shaped natural sponge about the size of my hand. It is featherweight, just as you would expect from a natural sponge. And hidden inside is a small but powerful bullet vibe.

I could feel the vibe when I scrunched the sponge and with a little fiddling I found the “on” button. I was running a bath for myself at the time and I caught myself in the mirror smiling a Cheshire Cat grin. Oh yes, I thought, this will do nicely.

The promotional blurb for the Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge reads in part: “You never knew getting clean could be so dirty! Leave it in your shower; this discreet sponge completely hides the vibrator inside. No need to “de-toy” before guests show up!” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Once I was comfortably settled in my steamy and foamy bath I reached for the Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge. The vibrations in this thing are surprisingly strong and exceptionally quiet. As I rubbed myself with the soapy sponge the vibration made me tingle. I have other waterproof vibes that I use in my bath from time to time, but none of the others help me clean and exfoliate my skin while they pleasure me. I think I’m in heaven.

It’s such a simple straightforward concept; why didn’t someone think of this before now? The Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge would be a wonderful toy for a couple to use in shower or bath together. Imagine the fun they’d have soaping each other up, and rubbing each other down.

And, of course, the Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge is a sex toy that can hide in plain site. I love that! No one would ever guess that this unassuming utility object is also an awe-inspiring pleasure object too.

Great work, Empire Labs. The Body Spa Vibrating Foam Sponge gets my highest recommendation.