Duncan Charles Designs – Signature

Joy & Dixie have the pleasure of introducing you to a new kid on the block, Duncan Charles Designs.  They specialize in unique, handcrafted ceramic adult toys.

Signature —— $55.00

Dixie:  “Here’s something refreshing, this ceramic textured dildo is handmade!  I’m so tired of mass-produced sex toys, aren’t you?   Oh to have something unique, something that is crafted not manufactured.”
Joy:  “Dixie is so right; I love knowing that no one else on the planet had precisely the same toy as we have.  Each Duncan Charles Designs piece is unlike any other.  In fact, it’s beautiful art.  And it is GREEN!”
Dixie:  “Signature has a food grade high-gloss coating that makes it as smooth as glass. But it is also textured, just the way we like it.  Despite it being ceramic, there is nothing fussy about this beauty.”
Joy:  “However, you will want to treat Signature with loving care, not because it’s fragile, but because it is a fine-looking sculpture.”
Dixie:  “Signature comes wrapped in a lovely lined ultrasuede pouch.  Ours is jet black, but it also comes in red.  It’s just under 8″ long and weighs in at just over 8 ounces.”
Joy:  “It has a rounded head on top of its scalloped shaft.  The ridges add immeasurable fun.  Because of the super high-gloss finish, we only had to use a little bit of lube.  And you can use any type of lube you want with this ceramic baby.”

DCD signature black

Dixie:  “This dildo is designed for g-spot, clitoral or prostate massage.  Unlike most of the other G-spot stimulators that have a curve to them Signature is straight as an arrow.  And yet it is just as effective as the curved ones.”
Joy:  “I also really like the fact that I can warm and chill the Signature to suit my mood. You can chill it in the refrigerator for a few minutes or warm it by placing it under running hot water.”
Dixie:  “Clean up is easy with mild soap and warm water. You can also wipe it down with a lint-free towel moistened with peroxide, rubbing alcohol or a 10% bleach solution too.  You can serialize it in boiling water for a minute or two, or pop it in the dishwasher with all your other fine china.”
Joy:  “Signature is so inexpensive considering what you get. — it’s a unique, multi-functional dildo, it’s a work of art, and it will never run out of batteries.”
Dixie:  “And, I might add, it’s GREEN.  Kudos Duncan Charles Designs!  Nothing to poison the environment or compromise your body’s health and wellbeing.  In short, Signature rocks my (our) box!”

LELO’s Luna Beads

LUNA BEADS —— $47.00

Joy & Dixie
Joy:  “We’re glad to be back with everyone after having a couple months off.  We were on an extended holiday and we missed all our toys at home while we were away.”
Dixie:  “That’s not exactly true, we did take a couple of our favorite toys with us.  One new one that we well talk about at another time, and the other was our delightful LUNA BEADS.  They are very discreet and easy to pack. And they are both pleasurable and therapeutic.”
Joy:  “LUNA BEADS are LELO’s take on a very old idea, Ben Wa Balls.  You’ve heard of Luna_beads_mv2them, right?  They were invented hundreds of years ago, to enhance female sexual stimulation and to exercise a woman’s PC muscles (pubococcygeus muscle). In other words, you do your Kegel exercises with these puppies.
Dixie:  “Here’s a tip; the more Kegels you do, the more intense your orgasms are.”
Joy:  “You simply insert the LUNA BEADS, each of which has an inner ball that creates the most amazing vibration sensation.”
Dixie:  “The kit comes with two sets of silicone balls that pop in and out of a plastic girdle – one set is close to 30 grams and the other set is around 40 grams.”
Joy:  “You can mix and match the weighted balls to build up your PC muscles. And you can wear these for hours, if you’d like.  I know I like!”
Dixie:  “Being made of silicone they are easy to sterilize, which makes the LUNA BEADS shareable.  But for under $50 you may want your own set.”
Joy:  “Dixie and I both like to masturbate with the LUNA BEADS.  They deliver intense orgasms, because your muscles contract around the vibrating balls.”
Dixie:  “You can say that again.  And there’s never a need to change batteries or wait for a recharge.  You can see why we took the LUNA BEADS on our vacation.”
Joy:  “We completely endorse this product.  They are both fun and healthful.  We’ll never leave home without them.”
Dixie:  “Given all the very expensive toys out there, including several of the other LELO products, one can’t go wrong plunking down your hard-earned money for a set of these.”
Joy:  “Our friend, Karen, is about to give birth to her first child.  We’re going to give her LUNA BEADS at the baby shower.  No mother should be without!”

Fleshlube Elements Pack

Today we welcome a new Review Crew Member, Madora.  She joins Ken and Dixie, who introduce us to the new lubes.

Fleshlube Elements Pack $24.95large_1441

This Package Includes:
– 1 4oz. Bottle of Fleshlube Water
– 1 4oz. Bottle of Fleshlube Fire
– 1 4oz. Bottle of Fleshlube Ice

Fleshlube WATER

 

Madora

What can I say?  There’s nothing I don’t love about Fleshlube WATER by the makers of the Fleshlight.  It’s super smooth, weightless, light, it’s water based so it’s safe to use with my favorite silicone vibes .  One of my favorite parts about it is that you use a little and then you just completely forget you’re using lube, it’s so natural feeling.

I’m not into putting tons of chemicals on my private parts so the fact that it’s got only five ingredients makes me terribly happy.  The main ingredient is Purified water and it actually contains honeysuckle extract.  Is it just me, or is honeysuckle an incredibly sexy word?  Either way it fits right in.fleshlube_water_2

So far I’ve only used it solo cause, well, I’m single right now and I’m the only one I love enough to get that close to my honeypot.  Feel the love.

Fleshlube WATER is also hypoallergenic so it’s great for people with sensitive skin and it comes in a recyclable plastic bottle with a simple sleek design.  If Fleshlube WATER Lubricant were the only lube I ever used for the rest of my life, I’d be totally fine with that.

It even comes in different styles, the WATER one that I used; the ICE, one that Dixie used; and the FIRE, one that Ken used.  But they will speak for themselves.

As for me, bring em on, Dr. Dick. I’ll try anything these guys make.

Now here’s Dixie!

Fleshlube ICE

Dixie
Thanks Madora, and welcome to the Review Crew!

I have to agree with Madora about the attributes of Fleshlube ICE Lubricant; like the WATER lube that she used, mine is also silky smooth and lightweight.  And of course, it’s water based so it’s safe to use with my silicone toys and latex condoms. So hurray for that!  The “ice” or cooling effect is very nice too.  Nothing overpowering, it’s more of a gentle sensation.fleshlube_ice_2

I took a slightly different tact with my review.  I decided to dig deeper into the ingredients of this product.  Madora mentioned honeysuckle extract.  My lube also has honeysuckle extract.  I had never heard of this additive before, so I thought I’d look that up on the interweb tubes.  I discovered that in traditional Chinese medicine, honeysuckle is used to clear heat and toxins from the body.  Recent studies in China found honeysuckle to be effective in reducing inflammation, fever, and infection.  I think that’s really interesting.

Fleshlube ICE also contains glycerin.  This might be a concern to some.  Even though the vast majority of skin care, hair care and other products marketed as “moisturizing”, “hydrating” or “replenishing” use glycerin as one of their main active ingredients. Glycerin draws moisture from the lower layers of the skin and holds it on the surface.  So some claim that basically you rob Peter to pay Paul, as it were

The ICE or cooling agent is: Menthyl Lactate, which is a cooling agent derived from an ester of menthol and lactic acid.  An ester, I discovered, is a compound formed from alcohol and an acid by eliminating the water.  I’m like getting this chemistry lesson along with my pleasuring.  It is intended to create a cooling sensation, but if the skin is irritated, it can sometimes read the sensation as warm.  By the way, the cooling sensation makes it a wonderful ingredient for summer.  And we’re having a bitch of a summer here in the Emerald City.

Now here’s Ken!

Fleshlube FIRE

Ken

I have the Fleshlube FIRE lube.  I think it’s great.  It does have a nice warming component to it that kicked up my jerk-off session a notch.  It felt really good on my dick and balls, but also on my butthole.  I’m not big on insertions of any sort.  I know, I know, I’m missing out…maybe one of these days.  But still I do like a nice rim job.  And since I can’t rim myself, this Fleshlube FIRE lubricant is the next best thing when I’m by myself.fleshlube_fire_2

I was all excited about turning my partner, Denise, on to Fleshlube FIRE, but she wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic as I was.  She has really sensitive skin.  I mean you can just look at her crooked and she breaks out with the heebee jeebees.

Once she had a look at the ingredients she nixed the idea of use on or with her.  She was happy to see the lube was paraben-free.  Apparently parabens can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives in some products.

Denise said that parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. It can also adversely affect the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system. That pretty much sold me on avoiding parabens in the future, that’s for damn sure.

The next thing that concerned Denise was the additive:  Propylene Glycol.  I guess this is something like Glycerin, because it works as a hydrating factor, but it too draws moisture from the lower part of the skin to the surface giving only the impression of moisturizing (rather than actually doing it!).

There were other ingredients too, like carbomer and triethanolaminem, which I didn’t research.  Finally there’s Sucralose, which is an artificial sweetener.

So ok, for the purists among us, Fleshlube ICE may not be your lube of choice.  But for people like me, people with more hearty skin; this lube is a great alternative to boring, plain, everyday lube.  You decide!

ENJOY

The Two Way by Simply Blown

Today Joy and Dixie present The Two Way

The Two Way

Joy:  “First off, there is no way a photo on a website could ever capture the stunning beauty of The Two Way.”
Dixie:  “That is so true!   When either one or both of us aren’t enjoying
The Two Way in the bedroom; it is proudly displayed on our mantelpiece on its own Plexiglas stand. Can ya stand it?”
Joy:  “I actually prefer this in my pussy, or better yet as a double dong for both our pussies; but it is lovely on the mantel, that’s for damn sure.”
Dixie:  “
The Two Way is made of Pyrex glass.  Ya know, that durable glass that daily takes a beating in your kitchen.”
Joy:  “It’s a whooper too!  It’s approximately 12” long x 1” diameter. It weighs a hefty 1lb 12.6 oz.  It’s quite a handful.  There is no texture to it; it’s totally smooth.”

Dixie:  “Actually, it’s more than a handful.  More than even two hands full.”

Joy:  “And as I said, your can play with this solo, or make it a party for two.  There is nothing gender specific about this; so boys can have a ball with this too!”
Dixie:  “If you are unfamiliar with glass insertables, you should know that the market is currently being flooded with glass products.  Very few of them are as fine a quality as
The Two Way.  The cheap knock-offs are being mass-produced in China.  I’d avoid that stuff like the plague, if i were you.  In this instance, you should expect to pay some real good money, $120+, for something top of the line like this.”
Joy:  “Glass is like no other sex toy material.  With just the tiniest amount of lube (we use a silicone-based lube) this thing becomes amazingly slick.  And you can warm or chill this baby for added sensations.”
Dixie:  “
The Two Way, like all quality glass products, is easy to care for too.  Warm soapy water and a nice lint-free towel is all you need for clean up.  But you can pop it in the dishwasher; sterilize it in a 10% bleach solution; or dip it in boiling water for a couple of minutes.  Because glass is non-porous, it is the ideal material for the toys one shares.”
Joy:  “There is no base on
The Two Way.  That’s why it’s double trouble, if ya catch my drift.  But it’s long enough and heavy enough so there won’t be any chance it could get stuck inside.”
Dixie:  “Generally we are able include a retail price and a link to an online store with our reviews.  Unfortunately, we can’t do that this week.
The Two Way is so new a company that you’ll just have to contact them directly and ask for pricing.”

ENJOY

Perfect Touch Excite-Her Mega Silver Bullet

Perfect Touch Excite-Her Mega Silver Bullet $13.99

Joy & Dixie
Dixie:  “Now for the bad news.”
Joy:  “As you know, we had these two bullet vibes to test — Excite-Her Silver Bullet and Perfect Touch Excite-Her Mega Silver Bullet.  One was great, the other…not so much.”
Dixie:  “We liked the Excite-Her Silver Bullet, it was very nice.”
Joy:  “The Perfect Touch Excite-Her Mega Silver Bullet is another story.  It too is an oversized bullet vibe, bigger even than the Excite-Her.  I loved the size of the bullet; the bigger the better for my vaginal insertions, thank you very much!”
Dixie:  “And like it’s smaller sibling, this vibe is also waterproof.  But again I want to point out that the bullet itself is the only thing that is waterproof.  The hand-held controller/battery case is definitely not waterproof.”
Joy:  “And that gets us to the problem with this vibe.  The power-pack sucks, and not in a good way.”
Dixie:  “Yeppers, Joy’s right.  I mean the concept is a good one — it has a varying speed dial on the side of the hand-held power-pack that is supposed to adjust the vibe speed incrementally, like a rheostat on a light switch.”
Joy:  “If the manufacturer had pulled this off, the Perfect Touch Excite-Her Mega Silver Bullet would rock — big bullet and varying speed.  Sadly, the rheostat thingy is made really cheaply and so it really doesn’t work.  It turns on ok, but dialing the speed up or down just made the vibe sputter.  BUMMER!”
Dixie:  “The Mega Silver Bullet runs on three AA batteries.  And like all the toys from this company, the first set of batteries is not included in the package.
Joy:  “We cannot recommend this vibe.  We do, however, have a few words of advice for the Synergy Erotic people.  Why not invest more in the production values of your products and make a name for yourself in terms of quality, not price per unit. We’d be willing to pay considerably more for a vibe, like this, that actually worked as advertised.”
Dixie:  “What’s the use of spending a mere $16 for a toy that will wind up in the trash in no time.  It’s a shameful waste, if you ask me.”

Excite-Her Silver Bullet

Excite-Her Silver Bullet, Luster Pink        $11.99

Joy & Dixie
Dixie:  “We have some good news and some bad news.”
Joy:  “We had two bullet vibes to test — Excite-Her Silver Bullet and Perfect Touch Excite-Her Mega Silver Bullet.  One was great, the other…not so much.”
Dixie:  “First the good news.  The Excite-Her Silver Bullet was very nice.  It has two speeds; a single button control mechanism, which worked just fine; and it’s waterproof.  What’s not to like, right?”
Joy:  “It’s an oversized bullet that really delivers the vibration.  You can use it externally, or internally — vaginally or anally.  Although, I must say, I don’t know if I trust the wire that attaches to the bullet to withstand a tug past a tight anal sphincter.  So you’re will want to take care in that respect, because the bullet will insert easily enough.  It’s the getting it out that might be a problem.”
Dixie:  “And I want to point out that the bullet itself is the only thing that is waterproof.  The hand-held controller/battery case is definitely not waterproof.”
Joy:  “The Excite-Her Silver Bullet runs on two AA batteries.  And like all the toys from this company, the first set of batteries is not included in the package.
Dixie:  “We recommend this vibe.”