<![CDATA[Millenniatoybox - Blog]]>Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:57:47 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Review: (new) Touch by We-Vibe]]>Sun, 01 Jun 2014 01:27:15 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/review-new-touch-by-we-vibe
 It’s like rubbing a nuanced chunk of eggplant on my body, and I couldn’t be more in love with it.

 I've only been reviewing for a few months now, so I’ve seen a lot of shit. But, and I say this with whatever authority I do have- this may be the best clit toy on the market right now.  

 It’s rechargeable, rumbly, has 4 constant speeds and 4 vibration patterns- what’s the catch? There isn’t one. I never tried out the original version of the Touch, so I have no idea how debilitating the various imperfections were. What’s that, you ask? A company actually released a second version of a toy, with some actual improvements? (I'm looking at you with my furrowed brow.)

 Let me tell you some things about We-Vibe. They are ahead of the curve in ways most other companies can’t even fathom. A multitude of casual sex toy users seem to be under the impression that a vibrator is merely a stepping stone to a partner, or something to hold off urges and desires until sex comes along. We-Vibe doesn’t make these assumptions, and they embrace the opposite.

 There are people out there who think it’s possible to get addicted to a vibrator, when all they’re doing is getting ‘addicted’ to not having to deal with another person’s needs and emotions. We-Vibe addresses the root of the issue: a lack of intimacy. As a company, they listen. But if you look closely, they talk, as well- and what they have to say is pretty damn important.

 They don’t know if you’re single. They don’t know if you’re part of a couple. They don’t know if you’re gay, bisexual, pansexual, or if you have an affinity for threesomes. The beauty of that is, they don’t generalize. They recognize that sex toys play a vital role in the bedroom in both solo and couple play.

 Above all, though, they listen to their customers. Magnetic charging system is finicky? Not anymore. The USB charger locks in place at the base of the toy, and the Touch even has an indicator light while it's charging. Silicone too draggy? Here, let me make it smooth and velvety for you, to the point where you have urges to rub it on your face at inopportune times.  It's so smooth, it's borderline silky- meaning that lube isn't really necessary. But, everyone's body is different, so if lube is needed, make sure to use water-based. It’s great that they made these features better in the second generation of the Touch and left the components that were working alone, but even more than that, it’s so nice to feel truly heard for once.

 We-Vibe is also innovative. That word gets thrown around a lot, and is usually a term self-branded by eager companies who clearly have never tested their toys on an actual person. Perhaps the real innovation isn't a new type of vibration, or a quasi-ergonomic shape. Maybe innovation is simply making a product that works, and makes the user excited about it. Thinking outside the box is great, but it doesn't really mean too much when you haven't mastered what's inside of it. 
 
 Do they have a huge variety of products? No. But why worry about wading through the shit? They are honest with what they offer, and they nailed the essentials. Their Tango (and, sadly discontinued, Salsa) are regarded as the go-to rechargeable bullet vibe for pleasure and power. The Touch has a pointed tip which satisfies my need for pinpoint stimulation, and the thumbprint-esque indent scoops my labia when I'm craving a more broad, diffuse type of power. Sounds pretty innovative to me!

 The Touch is incredible, and it makes me feel like all of this searching for a perfect sex toy actually means something now. It glides across my clit like butter, and while the one-button control isn’t exactly the most intuitive design I’ve seen, it’s not enough of an issue to make or break the toy. For once, the option of choosing only one color doesn't make mad either. I love it so much, it's like nothing can bring me down.

 And, I don’t want to shock anyone, but they were actually kind enough to include a storage pouch for the $100+ sex toy, which is more than I can say for some other companies

 Do you want a clit vibe that has low, delicious rumbles and won't leave you feeling numb and itchy? Get it. It's reliable without being boring, and even gives you a cute low-battery warning and blinks like a homing beacon. It's also waterproof, and since the vibrations aren't buried or dampened by the silicone, it actually feels nice in the tub. For the sake of your clitoris, for the sake of your orgasms, for the sake of the world- just get it.

 A huge thanks to We-Vibe, who sent me the Touch in exchange for my honest review. Their company is ethical, friendly, warm, and clearly cares about their consumers. 

 The new Touch by We-Vibe is available at my favorite stores,  Shevibe and Good Vibrations

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<![CDATA[Blog Tour!]]>Tue, 27 May 2014 04:10:50 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/blog-tour I think, perhaps at this point, calling my site a blog might be a bit generous. But slowly and surely I'm accruing more toys to review and eventually, I will reach my end goal: world domination! Jk. But really, orgasms for everyone!  You're supposed to tag 5 other bloggers in this so they can answer these questions, too, but I'm pretty sure every single blogger has already been tagged. Thanks so much to the sweet, honest, creative, artistic, dreamy, humble Apricot Creams who tagged me in this tour, and whom I liken to the human equivalent of a creamsicle. Her sex toy collection resembles Candyland, and it's awesome. Anywho...

First off; what am I working on?
 At the moment, I'm working on the Tantus Cush (that's a girthy sumbitch!), and I have the Tantus Echo and Vamp in my possession, but haven't gotten a chance to try them out yet. My first impressions of them are promising, though. OH! and this may seem dumb, but I'm currently looking to switch hosts for my site and change my name. I'm struggling with that because I interact with many bloggers, so I don't want to eliminate the rapport that I've built up with others. At the same time, I'm thinking that doing it now is the best time to do it, because the more established I become, the more difficult it's going to be to make that transition. Any advice or insight wouI know exactly the name that I want for this blog, and it perfectly encapsulates everything I love in this world. Stay tuned!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
 A lot of sex bloggers claim they have no idea what they're doing, and just making it up as they go along. But I seriously have no idea. There's so much change I want to see in this industry, and one day I hope to be influential enough to have an impact. Toxic toys, mistreatment of sex workers (especially the porn industry), and all of the shit that women go through just for being women are areas that I am passionate about, and I hope that seeps through my writing, because those issues are important and don't receive enough recognition.

Why do I write what I do?
 I've always loved writing, and the past few years I've been trying to ease myself back into a healthy sexual relationship, both with myself and with my partner. Suffering a sexual trauma makes loving oneself more of a battle than it should ever be. This is my journey on overcoming fears, triggers, and (hopefully) the start to valuing and loving myself as a person again.

How does my writing process work?
 I don't have a succinct one, to be honest. I usually like to review a toy about 5 times or so before I start drafting a review. I take notes during and test the toys alone, as well as their sensations paired with other toys. My reviews tend to be long and rambling, I always cut them in half before I publish them. I have so much to say, and I'm not 100% sure of what others find important, so just let me know if there's a detail missing- I most likely have the answers to your questions, I just didn't include it for the sake of coherent, crisp writing.




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<![CDATA[REVIEW: Pleasureworks Casanova Anal Plug]]>Sun, 18 May 2014 03:38:46 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/review-pleasureworks-casanova-anal-plug
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This shade of blue is really speaking to me.

 I ripped it out of the box as soon as it ended up on my doorstep, washed it off, lubed it up, and...well, put it in my butt, as intended. It felt a bit skinny at first, but it felt nice just to have something there.

 The plug provides a sensation that's unique to the toys that I usually put in my butt. The shaft is straight, not curved, which makes the sensation comparable to anal beads without dealing with the string, which has always been my trepidation about beads. The base is flared so you don't have to worry about it getting stuck, and subsequently having to make an embarrassing trip to the ER ("I, uh...tripped and fell on it, I swear!").

   Some have touted this a toy for beginners, but I've had bigger toys in me and this still provided plenty of sensation. The fact that it is so straight is what makes it unique. It's four curved little balls that I let rest in there, because I like the texture. I also tried sliding it out, slowly pulling the beads out as I climaxed, and that worked well. It's not small enough to be one of those discreet butt plugs that you do day to day activities in all day, but that's fine. It's such a nice sensation that you'd get a little too distracted. It won't be uncomfortable, goes in and out easily, and is a nice supplement to solo or partner play.

 This beauty comes in fuschia and sky blue. Since it is pure silicone, you can sanitize it thoroughly (you can turn butt plug boiling day into an activity!) and share it with your partner, which I plan on doing as soon as possible.

 You don't have to clench to keep it in, if you relax your body it won't just slide out. I was worried about that since it is thin, but the bulbous nature of the plug makes it seem thicker than the dimensions, 3 1/2 " x 7/8 " make it out to be.

 There is some drag, but it doesn't pick up lint. The silicone is glossy, not matte. I tend to prefer glossy, since it glides and slides. I lubed up the shaft by squeezing a dime-sized drop of Pleasurworks Please liquid water-based lube, which works really well. This toy is 100% pure silicone, so you'll need a water-based lube to avoid making the silicone tacky. 

 Overall, this was a really quality toy for a good price that will service me quite a bit in my future masturbation sessions. 

Get it here, at Good Vibrations!


A huge thanks to Good Vibrations, who provided me with this high-quality toy in exchange for an unbiased, honest review. Good vibrations is my first choice when it comes to purchasing sex toys because of their sex-positive goals as a company and incredible selection!


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<![CDATA[Stop recommending the Original Magic Wand to beginners]]>Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:50:43 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/stop-recommending-the-original-magic-wand-to-beginners There's a disturbing trend in the world of toys right now, and it needs to stop. It's important to realize that everything involving sexuality is a spectrum- interests, feelings, and sensations. It's also important to recognize that just because something is a good choice for you, does not mean that you should recommend it to everyone you encounter despite their needs and differences with an aspect of authority that you think means something. 

 Yes, I'm talking about the Original Magic Wand. 

 It all started a few months ago, when I was naive enough to think that there was one sex toy to do the trick, one holy grail free for all that would take care of everything my body needed it to with little effort on my part, and even less originality. I combed through the internet, and saw countless reviews touting the Original Magic Wand as an excellent beginner vibrator, and the only toy you'd ever need. Well I'm bringing these pieces of "advice" to a halt, I am saying here and now to stop suggesting this vibrator to beginners. 
 
 This is one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful vibrator in the world. Why would you suggest it to a beginner? Do you want to give them nightmares for the rest of their lives where the wand is chasing them, numbing them until they are numb with regret? (thankfully the cord on this thing prevents it from chasing after you, but the buzzing sound it makes might cause your roommate to think that you're getting it on with a power tool)

 It's not even supposed to be a sex toy- it's meant to be a muscle relaxer. It has an obnoxious cord that plugs into the wall, it's heavy, and has two settings- I'd like to ejaculate in a minute, and I'd like to ejaculate right now and not be able to feel my clit for 10 minutes. It's also not safe to attempt insertion unless you have an attachment for it, but really, at that point just get an insertable vibrator. 

 Recommending this to someone as a "beginner" vibrator is like telling them you're going to take them on a rollercoaster, but then you roofie them and take them skydiving instead. So just don't. My vulva isn't cynical enough to resort to this sort of power- yet. It's a great toy for some, but it has to be at the right time. If you're just starting out, this vibrator isn't for you. But if you've tried a wide variety of external toys and they're just not doing it for you anymore, then by all means, get this beast and some attachments that can give it more variety. 

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<![CDATA[REVIEW: Sakura, from the Tenga Iroha line]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:47:08 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/review-sakura-from-the-tenga-iroha-line I fucked the Pillsbury Dough Boy. 

 Just let that sink in for a moment. 
 
 When my Sakura came in the mail, a  moderately recent development of Tenga's Iroha line for women, I realized something. This vibrator is not your ordinary toy. It is not, nor will it ever be, one of the usual suspects. I sat there, dumbfounded, unable to do anything but squeeze it for almost an hour. Is it necessarily a problem that my first inclination was to treat this thing like a toy instead of a cumfactory? No, not necessarily *squeezes defensively*

 This toy has more than a few problems.
 
 Okay, I'm noticing a trend here, and that is the fact that people do not like charging by USB. Which is understandable. You shouldn't need your computer to masturbate for anything other than porn, and getting an AC adapter seems needless. But guys, seriously? I appreciate the sophistication involved with the charging but talk about the least subtle thing in the world. It comes with a charging platform (in retrospect, that should've been my first clue that this toy was not aiming for discretion) that plugs into the wall. The toy charges by aligning the two magnetic control buttons up with little magnetic spots on the black plastic platform. Charge fully before using it for the first time, which takes two hours and gives you about an hour to an hour and a half of use, depending on what settings you're using. And, for all that fuss, it isn't even waterproof! It's splashproof. A lot of good that gets me with my vaginal typhoons.

 I've had this toy for two weeks now. I keep it in a room temperature location, I've wiped it off a few times, I've tried rubbing a towel on it vigorously while begging for mercy from the silicone gods, but alas, my vagina STILL smells like a toy factory. . 

  I'm not sure exactly what this thing is made out of, but ignoring the smell, it is made of body-safe material, and what can only be described as Tenga's super secret soft military-grade silicone that is completely dust-repellent with zero drag. Make sure to use water-based lubricants to avoid damaging the silicone/ marshmallow organs that this thing is made out of.

 The Tenga Iroha line also comes in Yuki, an assless snowman aimed at shallow insertion, and Midori, a green drop with a pronounced clitoral nub. The Sakura was my first choice due its pincer-like tip. 

 Press and hold the + button to power it on, the - button to power it off. The buttons are pretty easy to press, and I do find myself enjoying the simplicity of this toy. It has three speeds, low, medium, and high, followed by a pulse option, which is a strength between medium and high that pulses.

  I like to use the tip to hug my clitoris and I tried it on my nipple, but it was eh. The vibrations sound rumbly, but all they really are is surface-level buzzy. I can maybe get off on the highest setting if I close my eyes and try really, really hard to forget that the Pillsbury Dough Boy is going down on me. The toy's best asset may also be its most epic failure- it is so soft, so squishy, that it hinders the vibration. My hand gets plenty of vibing action, but it doesn't travel well through the pincers and to my clit. It just doesn't, and that's a shame, because that's why I got the damn thing.

 This toy is cute. But is that really what sex toys are aiming towards? It feels nice, in a non-sexual way. It's soft, and it's there for me if I really need it, but I seldom find myself wanting it. It's the ultimate friendzoning of vibrators. The packaging was beautiful, elegant, and tasteful- but good packaging isn't always enough.

 It is loud, it doesn't do its job (even when you bribe it with crescent rolls), the vibrations are mediocre, it's a pain in the ass to travel with, it isn't waterproof, and all it's done so far is act like a glorified stress ball. A really expensive, adorable stress ball.

Get it HERE at Good Vibrations, or at Shevibe !

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<![CDATA[REVIEW: Picobong Moka G-vibe]]>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:46:36 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/review-picobong-moka-g-vibe   There are a few things that I need to get out of the way before I buckle down and detail my sexcapades with this beautiful, phallic wonder. First of all, this thing is bigger than the pictures let on. When I took it out of the box, its girth and length threw me off guard. It's not huge, it's just bigger than what I expected. The middle of it is skinny, but gets wider at the base as you go down. It's about 7.75" in total length, and about 6.25" of that is insert able before it becomes difficult to press the buttons, but everyone's body is different and if your vagina is more shallow you won't be able to insert it that much. Mine is a little more shallow than average, and after insertion I still had plenty of room to press the buttons near the base without straining my wrist or discomfort. Second, it comes with a cellphone charm that proudly proclaims Picobong on it. Yes, really. Just take a second to process that. And finally, the company name. 

  Picobong. Pico bong. Pico. Bong. Say it a few times, say it out loud, visit a forum detailing how ridiculous the name sounds, do whatever you need to do and know that I'm right here with you. What were you trying to go for here, lelo? Did you want to sound like billabong? Did you want to seem like the young, hip company that would seem cool to the type of people who have bob Marley posters hanging in their place of residence in a serious, un-ironic way? Did you want to appeal to hackey sack players and surfers, hoping that they'd have one of your butt plugs in their ass, proud of how it stayed in place even when they wiped out? 

 My feelings about this company are mixed. For those who don't know, Picobong is the sister company of Lelo, a well-respected and (for the most part) high-quality pleasure object company. They came out with Picobong to appeal to a younger crowd, which is all too obvious by their bright colors and cheaper prices. The silicone is still as soft, but the toys are not rechargeable which is part of the reason why they're cheaper, but also speaks to how careless us millennials are with batteries!  Also, apparently clitoris is a dirty word because C-spot is their preferred term for that nub above our vulvas. Well guess what, Picobong? Clitoris. Clitoris. CLITORIS!!! Someone should start a version of the penis game, but with clitoris. Now that would be a game changer. 

 Anyways, back to the product itself. As I mentioned earlier, it is not rechargeable. Two AAA batteries (not included) can get you up to two hours of playtime. But don't just leave it buzzing, because you will never want to put batteries into it again. Let me explain. The toy is waterproof, and the battery cap is at the base. You twist it off, put the batteries in, then twist it back on. Easy, right? Not so much. The cap is like nothing I've ever dealt with. It's not like a pill bottle. It's not like anything, really. It's very tight, and I respect that. It has to be, to be waterproof. But it took me a good twenty minutes to twist the cap on and off a few times so I could correctly put in the batteries, and that was when I wasn't using it. I can't imagine the frustration and clit boner killer that would have ensued if it crapped out on me in the middle of rubbing one out. I also can't imagine how rage-inducing it would be to try and switch batteries when my hands and the vibrator are covered in lube and vag gunk. 

 And somehow...the ridiculous name, the fussy battery compartment, none of that matters when this beauty is sliding in and out of me. It just doesn't. It fits my anatomy perfectly, and I only needed a little bit of lube for insertion. The curved head is perfect for touching my G-spot, and it's also perfect for clit stimulation as well. The noise is pretty quiet until you get to some of the higher settings, and at that point you'll be moaning so you shouldn't try to pull off rubbing one out with someone in too close proximity to you. The vibration strength is solid. Nothing to write home about, but not weak and buzzy either. It rumbles throughout the tip and the base, so you're really getting the full experience, but it honestly works as a dildo as well. 

 There's three buttons: +, -, and M. To turn it on, press and hold on the +. For turning it off (after you've squirted, of course) press and hold on the - button. To increase the intensity, press the +, and decrease it by pressing the -. The M button, in the middle, cycles through the 12 modes of pulsing vibrations (fairly steady) and 11 patterns. I'm not much of a patterns girl, but it's nice to mix things up. It does give the user a lot of control without complicating things, which is another thing that makes this toy so great. 

 The toy is silicone, so use a water-based lube with it. Or just take it in the tub with you.

 It's simple, and well-executed which is what I'm trying to convey in this review. While the toy has its downfalls, they are petty in comparison to what it offers. I don't know if I'd recommend this to someone as a first time vibrator. It's a good, cost- effective product and has versatility with internal and external use, but as someone who just recently found her G-spot, it might be a little overwhelming to someone who's still exploring, and between the insertable length and vibration strength, it could easily scare someone who's not experienced (I'm not- and it did scare me a little bit)

 No toy is perfect (I have yet to try the Lelo Mona) but this is the best toy I've tried so far. It has the shape of the Lelo Ella, and it's everything the  Lelo Gigi wanted to be, but fell short of. Would I recommend it to newcomers? Probably not. But seasoned users wouldn't get bored with it. It has a little something for everybody, and you definitely get your money's worth.

  So get one of these, and come with me to climb the highest mountain. When we get to the top we'll scream the beautiful word clitoris, loud and proud.

The Picobong Moka G-vibe comes in cerise, purple, and a pale, sky blue.

Get it at Shevibe

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<![CDATA[┬áREVIEW: LIME TEASER MINI SMOOTHIE VIBRATOR]]>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:06:36 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/review-lime-teaser-mini-smoothie-vibratorAh, we all remember our first kiss. We all remember our first romp in the hay, so to speak. But do we all remember our first vibrator? I do, and with great fondness. For a first time toy, it packs a decent amount of power, and it's not pink! It also comes in another color, blueberry breeze. When I was choosing my first vibrator, color was a big factor. I have nothing against pink, I just didn't want my first foray into the wonderful world of vibrations to be everything that pink quintessentially represented. I didn't want to be classy, I wanted to squirt! 
 So I settled on this little gem. Its material is ABS plastic, but this is before I was spoiled by the likes of silicone, so that was ok. The tip was nice for putting pressure on my clitoris, and I cannot stress enough the fact that this should really be an external vibrator. Early on, I attempted insertion, but there's no curve to it so it was quite painful. It does the job, though. It's not huge, at 4 1/2 " X  1", but it doesn't need to be. The battery compartment is located at the bottom, and you twist the cap off to pop in the two AAs that it requires. The cap is very tight, sometimes hard to screw back on even, but this is a waterproof toy. The batteries make it last quite awhile, I got at least about three or four hours out of it before I had to get new ones. 
 It has a dial that controls the vibration intensity, and the lowest setting doesn't do much but I worked my way up from the lowest until the highest was necessary to make me orgasm. This is a very solid toy, it can bring me to orgasm in under two minutes on the highest setting, but if you're in earshot of other people, I'd recommend using it with some white noise or a fan on in the background, for two reasons:
 1. My first vibrator experience brought waves of pleasure that I didn't realize would cause me to gasp as loud as I did. It was just surprising how much pleasure it could bring! 
 2. This sucker is LOUD. The reviews on Good Vibrations gave it a 4/4 for the noise level, and damn, they weren't kidding! And the more I pressed it against my clit, the louder it got. It sounded like a band saw! (Thankfully it didn't feel like one)

PROS: I feel like I got more than my money's worth from this toy. It's been a few months, and still going strong! The battery life is great, the vibrations are pretty strong, and there's a range of levels that you're in control of with the dial. Plus, it's waterproof!
CONS: It is quite loud, and you really shouldn't insert it, because it will be painful, even with enough lube. It's sometimes hard for it to find my clit, since it has a rounded tip instead of a pointed one

The Verdict: Overall, this was a really solid toy and I'd absolutely recommend it to first-timers looking for some external stimulation. 

Get it HERE at Good Vibrations!
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<![CDATA[REVIEW: Screaming o vibrating cock ring]]>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:03:45 GMThttp://millenniatoybox.weebly.com/blog/review-screaming-o-vibrating-cock-ringLet me just start by saying that I have a decent amount of respect for sex toy companies that give their products subtle, yet suggestive names. Take the brand Lelo, for instance. Their toy, the Ora, is aptly named due to its supposed ability to duplicate the feeling of oral sex for a woman. Classy, yet intriguing. But when you name something "Screaming O Vibrating Cock Ring", I have high expectations going into it. For example, I expect that it will result in a screaming orgasm for myself. Oh, how wrong I was. But that was just the beginning, I'm afraid. I also, foolishly, expected it to vibrate. It did not. What it did do, however, was buzz feebly like a bumblebee begging for the sweet release of death. Maybe that's a fault of my own, though. How strong did I really think that a vibrator powered by a watch battery could be? It was a cock ring, they weren't lying about that. But the material was almost a soft plastic, despite being translucent SEBS silicone, which chafed my poor boyfriend's penis as it slid down the shaft. I had to stretch it a bit to slide it on at first, but it didn't go back to its normal size and was just kind of chilling at the base of his dick. The vibration went in and out, at its best it was so-so and at its worst it was a downright pathetic intrusion. 

THE PROS: Some might like the vibration, but it wasn't strong enough for me to merit it being there. But it's disposable, so it's cheap. You can get it for $8
THE CONS: Weak vibration. Also, the plastic nub where the vibrator was held would hit me in my clitoris, and when I tried to twist the ring around so it wasn't skinning my outer lady parts, my boyfriend would grimace because the material made it feel like I was giving him an indian rug burn. When I asked him to describe the sensation in one word, he said "Torsion." Generally not an ideal feeling in the middle of sex

THE VERDICT: If you want to try a cock ring out for the first time and don't have a ton of experience with vibration, then I guess this is the one for you. While it is only $8, it is intended for a one-time use. Personally, I won't be using it again.

Get it HERE at Good Vibrations!


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