Indigo Tries Flirtatious Pheromone Infused Body Mist

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the tenth post in my 12 days celebration! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

7 out of 10
Pairs nicely with a classic martini. It is the drink of flirts. Shaken, not stirred, my friends.
This toy was sent to me by the kind folks at SheVibe! You can purchase this particular scent, which is listed as Pomegranate, Fig, Coconut and Plumeria for about $14 (USD) at time of posting. Or peruse their other scents, which include Passionfruit and Guava, or Vanilla, Sugar and Sweetpea.

A bottle of the Flirtatious Pheromone Infused Body Mist in on a blank white background. The bottle is mostly black with a purple strip at the top, and purple font naming the scent as "Pomagranate, Fig and Plumeria."
Image courtesy of the SheVibe product page.

As a student of psychology, specifically focusing on relationships, I have been interested in pheromones before. Science focuses on pheromones in the communication of insects and other types of creatures because they are the primary language for them. Humans, as we know, depend less on pheromones and more on spoken and written language to communicate. In fact, it was thought that our olfactory cortices could not pick up on pheromones at all because they were so small. However, if pheromones can be detected, then they most likely do play a part in dating and relationships.
There’s scientific evidence each way. Since I am primarily a scholar, I looked to the research. I found that girls who lived with step-fathers were more like to start puberty at earlier ages. This may tie into the idea that someone who is eligible as a mate being around them is providing the types pheromones which signal a close mate. As a result, their bodies are stimulating the appropriate measures to become eligible mates themselves. There’s evidence that women who live around each other are likely to sync up their menstrual cycles. And there is evidence that placing pheromones related to sexual arousal in a setting makes it more likely for those in that setting to engage in sexual behaviors. However, when those same pheromones are placed directly onto the subjects, they do not stimulate sexual behavior. There’s also evidence to to support the idea that those with uteri are most sensitive to pheromones when they are ovulating. This is believed to be a method by which they can discern the best mates.
So what does all this mean? Well, to sum up, it’s likely that humans secret pheromones and that those pheromones affect the responsive behavior of others. However, it’s easy to override pheromones, so you don’t want them directly on your skin. You want them near you (such as a clay necklace smeared with the appropriate oils). Additionally, there has been limited research on pheromones and dating. We can determine the sex of someone based on their smell (though there has been no research around this with transgender individuals). Cis women are more likely to find the smell of a cis man attractive if his face is symmetrical.
So when it comes to bottling and selling pheromones, how is it possible to have them help you catch someone’s eye?
Well the short answer is that they can’t. But the long answer is a bit more complicated than that. When humans use pheromones, we aren’t sure what our brains search for. It’s still hard to parse out all the signals that pheromones can send. And when we can, there has been evidence that we search for scents that are least like our own. This may help us diversify the genetics of offspring. So when you’re looking to attract a potential mate, you want to smell as different from them as possible. That means that in order to have the best chance, we have to find the pheromones we do excrete and then add new ones that aren’t already on that list. But in addition, we can’t excrete pheromones that signal certain things. For example, excreting pheromones that are associated with pregnancy, or sexually dormant periods are not likely to attract a mate.
In essence, this spray, and the “science” behind it doesn’t work. There are no specific pheromones listed on the bottle, so it’s impossible to tell. Even if I knew what pheromones were present on me, I wouldn’t know if this added to them or just doubled up on one I already had. The product page describes the pheromones as “gender friendly” which may mean they just use the sexual arousal pheromone. However, that pheromone is often non-effective in non-sexual contexts, and almost completely ineffective for cis women on hormonal birth control.
So I tried it a couple of ways anyway, just to see what happened. I actually like the scent, which is listed as Pomegranate, Fig, Coconut and Plumeria. Fig and pomegranate are some of my favorite scents, but it does feel like a lot is happening in this scent palate. I could have used maybe one or two less scent profiles. However, I do enjoy it enough to use it. A few people I met really did not like the scent of it. I’ll never know if it was the pheromones or the scent itself. But I’ll go ahead and bet on the scent.
I did notice that after a while, my own scent changes. It never occurred to me that I would also react to the artificial pheromones I wore, but it does attest to there being some kind of pheromone involved. My own odor changes just a little bit, and I haven’t figured out if it’s a specific type of response or not. I’m one of a few people who would notice that because my sense of smell is so strong. I also don’t notice any other reactions, such as heightened libido, so the reaction is completely physiological and not strong.
When testing, I originally placed it directly on my skin with the idea that it would permeate like traditional perfume oil. I didn’t know then that my own pheromones would negate it (as the scientific evidence shows it might). Nothing really happened, and I didn’t notice any reactions from others. After a small bit of research, I saw a study that found placing pheromones on the chest of a cis woman did not illicit reactions from her or her partner. But when it was on a necklace she wore, it did illicit a reaction (though the effect was not strong).
So I tried it on my clothes like one would normally use a body mist. I have to be honest, I did feel like more people noticed me. I felt like I was turning heads a bit more and I was a little more confident. However, I can’t say if this is true or not. It may have honestly been due to a placebo effect. It may have been because when I used this, I was often going out to an event and therefore, I put more effort into my clothes than usual. It may have all been in my head, and I only imagined people staring because I wanted to. I also have to be aware that I was growing a beard during my testing of this, so maybe I was paranoid people were staring because of that.
Overall, I don’t dislike this product. I can’t say with certainty that it doesn’t work, or that it does work. The research around pheromones is still sparse enough for me to doubt that there’s solid science. But if it helps me feel more confident even by coincidence, I’ll keep wearing it.
This toy was sent to me by the kind folks at SheVibe! You can purchase this particular scent, which is listed as Pomegranate, Fig, Coconut and Plumeria for about $14 (USD) at time of posting. Or peruse their other scents, which include Passionfruit and Guava, or Vanilla, Sugar and Sweetpea.

Indigo Plays Favorites with Companies!

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the ninth post in my 12 days celebration! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

10 out of 10
Pairs nicely with some hot tea. It makes you feel warm and cozy inside, and it can be a stimulating past time.
So a little bit ago, I confessed to playing favorites with companies and I worried that it might be unprofessional or give me a bias. A few people jumped in to say that this isn’t true, or if it is true, then it’s not an issue. So I spent some time thinking about what I do as a reviewer. In the sex toy industry, we are all alone. There is no standard way to do things, and there are often no laws or restrictions. Returns are not possible (or should not be if they are, because how do you deal with a returned toy that has been on/in someone’s bits). Who is advocating for the customers?
Well that is my job. I believe that calling out problematic companies is important for this reason. Often, people buying sex toys are doing so discreetly and they don’t have time or opportunity for research. If they don’t know their bodies very well, then they might not know which toy they will like. As a reviewer, it’s part of my job to be the researcher. It’s my job to know bodies and what they will like. So when I play favorites with companies, I am just doing my job, and that’s not only okay. It’s perfect.
So without further ado, I want to talk about three different companies that I have absolutely fallen in love with this year, and tell you why! I will try not to make this post too long, but I do want to emphasize how these companies have helped me grow as an educator and blogger, and how their business has helped customers in some way.
First up is Lust Arts. I go on a lot of Twitter rants about this company. I met them this year because they approached me about sponsorship for Woodhull, as well as some consulting things. This was the first company I’ve ever consulted with, and the first event sponsor to approach me. I was so flattered to receive that email. After having my consultations with them over video, I decided that I was in love with this company.
Their boxes are always a delight to receive. I have gotten stickers and chocolates and all kinds of other treats, which is frankly delightful. This aspect of their boxes was even something we discussed in our consulting call, and it was amazing how much information was shared between me and Lust Arts. I have since heard that they have treated others just as well, including paying others for time and information, which I find to be truly delightful to hear about a company. The personal touches are great as a reviewer.
The sponsorship deal included sending me one toy to review, but I was having a hard time choosing, and so they sent me both of the toys I was debating between. When I had received them, and loved them, I was sent a replacement for one. Not because I had any issues, but because they felt they could have done a better job with the pour. Their products are amazing, and you can read my reviews of them to understand how I really feel about the toys I own from them.
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting one of the owners when I visited Colorado this year, and she was amazing and kind. We spent the better part of a day in downtown Denver and connected on so many things. I will always be grateful to have found a good friend there, and I hope I can see her again this year!
Next up is Betty’s Toybox! This company made it’s way onto my favorites list when they agreed to send me one of my first review toys. I was delighted to have their trust as a baby blogger. Later that year, I pitched them a sponsored post, and they accepted! It was that moment that I knew how this company was helping the industry. They have historically been the most open to new bloggers and have boosted so many others up. To this day, I have running email chains with them. When I finish reviewing one product, they pop right in with another they want to send me. On top of that, they never push me to finish within a time frame. I will always be happy to write thorough reviews for this company, and I’m glad they let me do my job this way.
Recently, they redid their website to make it more gender inclusive. This renovation was spurred by a call-out for their site having labels like “For Him” and “For Her.” That’s right, everyone. This company messed up and they are still on my favorites list. That’s because they acknowledged the infraction and then they fixed it. I was truly amazed when I saw this happen. It gives me hope that this company will continue to grow and help the community in the same way it has these past two years.
And last, but certainly not least is Creamed and Sugared. I have written two reviews for this company so far. There’s a lot about them that I like on paper, and that is really why they made this list. I’ve only know about this company for about five months now, so I’ve been trying to play it chill. It’s not really working though. I was introduced to the company at Woodhull this year, and I immediately liked them because they were small and local. In addition to that, they were involved in a number of small and local events. This involvement in the community was the main thing that really sparked my adoration for this company.
Their website is very easy to read, and they include their own fun personality in every description. When you read their about page, you find funny quips and open personalities, but when you read the page about caring for their products, the focus shifts into the professional demeanor that is necessary. The balance of this is accomplished well, and I will always enjoy reading it.
Which brings us finally to the products. I have two products that I received for reviews from Creamed and Sugared. But on top of that, I have handled many more. In fact, I’m pretty sure their table person is tired of chatting with me. But I just really enjoy good craftsmanship! Their products by and large have at least two functions, both of which they will accomplish well. The care for them is easy. They also offer refinishing services for a small fee, which adds security to a purchase. You know that your toy will be taken care of and that is truly a comfort.
To wrap this up, I love companies who are professional, but with a personal touch. When the quality of work is good, and their websites are inclusive, I’m going to like them. I have a strong fondness for small or indie businesses. But I also appreciate a retailer that knows what this industry needs. I want companies to support our smaller bloggers and help lifts others. And above all, I want there to fantastic quality to the products. These three companies have so much of my love, and I think they should have yours too. I’ve been a surrogate customer, so you know that your investment isn’t wasted.
Today, I’ll pat myself on the back for a job well done.

Indigo Tries the Creamed and Sugared Tippy Twister!

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the eighth post in my 12 days celebration! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

10 out of 10
Pairs nicely with a Whiskey Sour. It has a very solid amount of bite, but you know to expect it.
This toy was sent to me by Creamed and Sugared in exchange for my honest review. If you would like to purchase it, you can do so here for about $60 (USD) at time of posting. If you would like to look at their other amazing work, please do so here!
The Creamed and Sugared Tippy Twister sits on an orange cloth in front of a decorated bowl. It is made out of dark wood, and you can see the wood grain in the light. It looks vaguely like a knife, with a hook carved into the pommel.
So the kind folks at Creamed and Sugared gave me two toys, which I had hinted at before. But there is a distinct reason I saved this review for second. That reason is because I love this toy oh so much. Please note that this review includes some talk of blood and fear play!
And I’ll be honest here. The Tippy Twister was not my first choice of toy from them. However, I do enjoy Creamed and Sugared so much that I probably would have accepted almost anything from them. It was sheer luck that I got the Twister. And when I held it for the fist time, I was immediately in love. The wood is so dark, and it feels amazing under my finger tips. Although, I will say that Taylor hated the feeling of this finish, so there are some differing opinions here. However, I find the smoothness of this toy perfect. I can still feel the wood grain, but it’s subtle. Unlike the Twister itself.
So what is this toy? It looks like a cross between a baton and a knife. It has a handle and “blade” gently suggested in the carving of it. This gives it the appearance of something that could be used as a dagger. The main point of this is to allow those who want to experiment with fear play have a step between no knife and sharp metal bladed weapon. However, because the folks are Creamed and Sugared are so clever, there is more than one use for this toy.
Personally, I’m such a realist that I wouldn’t want this toy for fear play. I would be brought out of the fantasy by the reality that the blade isn’t sharp, and I would not enjoy the scene because of it. However, I’m also the type of person who enjoys the word “Puppy” to be carved into their thigh/chest. So the fear play aspect of this toy is not meant for me. I really love that this toy is there for those who would be less comfortable with a real blade. As a very occasional switch, I will say that this would be perfect if I were to ever top with it. The shape does convey when I hold it, even if it doesn’t when it’s being used on me. Brains are weird, aren’t they?
So what are the other functions of this toy? Well, I handed it to a friend of mine and let him try it out on me. We had been planning to do a scene anyway, and it just happened to coincide with my receiving this toy. So I let the experiment run!
The very tip of the “blade” has two points, which is why this is called the Twister. These points are designed to be pushed into the skin and then the whole item rotated, creating a digging and tearing type of action. This was the aspect of this toy I was most excited to try. Those points are mean, and thanks to some strong arm and wrist work from my friend, I was torn up in no time. This raised the toy’s rating for me because I like toys that are mean, and this one is blood-worthy.
In addition to the tip of the blade, there is another point for the pommel of the blade. This looks a bit sturdier than the tips of the blade, but it’s not as sharp. So it’s great for some skin hooking/pulling and sensation play, but I wouldn’t expect it to break skin or leave marks.
The last function of this toy is the use as an impact toy. I may not have thought of it myself, if I’m being honest, but it was mentioned as a possible use, and the dom using it on me figured that out for himself. As an impact toy, it had a little bit more sting than I enjoy. I like batons as a general rule because they have a rounded imprint when they connect, which is more likely to be thuddy than something flat like a paddle. However, if the wood of a baton is light, there is way more sting, but in a line instead of a wide area. The wood of this toy is a bit too light for it to have thud, and so I wasn’t a huge fan of it as an impact toy. Of course, I take any hits that my dom wants to dish, but in general, I found this toy not up to my thirst for thud (which is my first album name, by the way).
The Tippy Twister is sitting on an ornate bowl with the tip facing the camera to emphasize the two points at the tip, and the rough, unfinished wood between the two points.The one problem that I have with this toy is that I would not trust it to be sanitized. The wood grain captures too much bacteria. The dom who used it called it a “one and done” because now this toy is only mine. It can’t be used for others. For a dom, that is a problem because they will likely work with more than one sub. For me, I am definitely okay with this because I will never use it on anyone else. I’m not really a dom, and the doms I play with don’t get to keep this because it’s mine. But, it’s a good thing to consider when looking for toys to purchase because it might be a deal breaker for you.
After having this toy for two months, I am happy to say that I am proud and delighted to own it. I find that it fulfills many needs, even if it falls short in some others. I have many paddles and impact type toys at my disposal. This is something completely different. In a way, this toy is the result of hedging bets, but it did so successfully. For that, it earns high marks from me.
This toy was sent to me by Creamed and Sugared in exchange for my honest review. If you would like to purchase it, you can do so here for about $60 (USD) at time of posting. If you would like to look at their other amazing work, please do so here!

Indigo Tries the Ox Balls Jo-Fist Silicone Penetrator

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the seventh post in my 12 days celebration! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

10 out of 10
Pairs nicely with a Long Island Ice Tea. If you know you can take it, you’re gonna love it. But you have to know that you can hold it.
This toy was purchased with some help from my friend Kit Bauer. They wanted to help sponsor a review, and this is the second post to come from that process. Read both of our thoughts on fist in general in my first article for them!
The Oxballs Jo-Fist sits on a wooden surface. It is bright red, and molded into the shape of a fist to be inserted. There is a cock ring attached to the bottom of the wrist.
The Jo-Fist is a toy from Oxballs. It is designed to be worn around a cock (or a wrist) and then you can be fucked and fisted at the same time (or double fisted). This toy was purchased as I was writing about fisting because it is roughly the same size and shape of my two first firsts. In fact, after some comparison with Taylor, we figured out that it is basically his fist. And of course, since I had Taylor there, why would I use this toy when I can just use the real thing?
However, I did make a fun scenario to insert the Jo-Fist the first time. Earlier this year, I laid out all my toys that were around the size of the Jo-Fist and I began to work my way up. I will admit that the first time was not easy. This toys comes in three sizes, and I have the smallest. Even accounting that, this toy has a largest diameter of at least 2.5.” I personally believe that this a bit of an underestimate. This has to do with the shape of the toy. It’s a bit wider one way than the other because it is hand-shaped. So in reality, this toy feels a lot bigger to me than I expect.
However, I did conquer the fist, and it felt amazing. After having been fisted by a few real humans, I wanted to compare the feeling of this toy to a fist attached to a living human. I have to admit, it is different. Primarily, when being fisted by someone who also is attached to an arm, there is always more goal to reach. Fisting to the wrist, to the elbow, etc. However, with the Jo-Fist, there really is just the hand. You can’t set more goals with it.
Then, there is of course the intensity that comes with being fisted. When I am fisted by a human, I feel completely exposed and full. I have someone gently pushing me to take more, stretch more. And once I have taken their full fist (or whatever their goal for me is), then I can orgasm and receive aftercare. With the Jo-Fist, I have to not only encourage myself to fit the whole toy, but afterwards, I have to bring myself down and provide after care. These things are not unusual to me, as I have often used BDSM in my fantasizing, which creates the need for self-care afterwards. However, it is a bit of a hassle for me to do this every time. As a result, I am careful about how often I use this toy.
The OXballs Jo-Fist sits in it's original packaging. It is sitting on it's base with the fingers at the top. The packaging is just a simple sealed plastic bag.
The insertion is easy because the fist is molding into the traditional fisting formation (a wise molding choice). Additionally, the shore of the silicone is medium, so there is a lot of give with this toy. However, despite my trying, I have still only fit this toy vaginally. One day, I plan to be able to casually fit this fist in either hole. This toy is definitely not for beginners, like a lot of Oxballs’ selection.
Which brings me to one of my favorite parts of this toy. I have been a fan of Oxballs work since I found them around three years ago. They are a company comprised primarily of cis gay men who test their toys in house. That way, they know those toys function well and are of good quality. Only then do they get manufactured for the masses. I learned this as I was working at my first sex-related job in a local adult shop. I was immediately fascinated by such an involved process, and the fact that everything made by Oxballs is silicone is pretty excellent.
I will admit that the price points of their toys is somewhat of a strain. They all seem to be made in the price range for a classic duel income no kids household. This toy is around $80 (USD) even at the smallest size. I appreciate the craftsmanship, but it does make the toys inaccessible for many people. And I can find other insertables I use more often for less money.
Speaking of craftsmanship, the last thing that I want to mention around this toy is the clean-up. I have never thought about my hands or fist as having so many nooks at crannies for stuff to get stuck in until I had to clean this toy for travel. Every time I turned this thing over, I found another bit of vagina goo hiding in a place that I didn’t even know could exist on a hand. The. Worst.
The Jo-Fist is on it's base with the fingers sticking up.
All in all, I really like this toy because it fulfills a solo fisting need. I won’t use it as much as I would like to because of the emotional and physical clean up. It also helps me feel more like a gay man, which is a community I don’t feel connected to very often. But due to the size and price, it will be inconvenient for many people.
This toy was purchased with some help from my friend Kit Bauer. They wanted to help sponsor a review, and this is the second post to come from that process. Read both of our thoughts on fist in general in my first article for them!

Indigo Tries Temptasia Clitoris and Nipple Pump

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the sixth post in my 12 days celebration! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

1 out of 10
Pairs nicely with straight schnapps. It doesn’t really taste great, and it’s not really enough to do anything powerful. All in all, you’d be better with something, anything else.
This toy was sent to me by my friends at SheVibe! You can purchase it here for about $34 (USD) at time of posting.
The Temptasia Pump sits on a purple backdrop. It is a basic black air pump with a red hose leading to a clear plastic cup.
Okay, so I asked for this toy because I wanted to see how a clit pump would work with my testosterone. I was interested in seeing the effect of those two things together. So I planned to use this once or twice a week.
And…then it arrived.
The first thing I’ll say about this system is that the full name for it is the Temptasia Clitoris and Nipple Pleasure and Enhancement System. That’s a fancy fucking name for this…collection of items.  When I got the box, I could feel that the packaging was cheap. I hoped that this wasn’t indicative of what was inside. However, I opened the cardboard top, and I found myself looking at a cheap-looking piece of equipment in a simple plastic casing.
The main component of this toy is a large plastic trigger that connects to what I’m sure is supposed to be a basic air chamber. This is the main “pump” part of the toy. The trigger mechanism is crude, and the lever comes away from the main part in a somewhat awkward way that I’m sure is not design. It also has a random cap that comes off easily, with no obvious purpose. It is extraordinarily large for no reason, and it feels clunky in use.
Which leaves the rest of the components. The tube feels like actually good rubber, and it’s easy to figure out when end goes to the pump and when goes to the cylinders. That is unfortunately the last good thing I will say. I picked up the cylinders which are supposed to go over a nipple or clit and was immediately skeptical. They were so small, they barely fit over the pad of my thumb. There is no way these cylinders would cover my nipples, let alone my clit, which is already larger than it used to be. I scoffed at these puny things, but agreed with myself to at least try them. Somewhere. If they fit.
So I assembled the thing and I went to test it on myself. I held the cylinder to my chest and began to pump. Nothing happened. So I tried again on my forearm. It was more awkward, but I was able to see the seal and make sure it was being held. Still nothing. I pulled in help from my very intelligent best friend. We sat on the couch and made “pew pew” noises while holding it to our arms. Nothing happened every time.
I can’t tell you how disappointed I am by this toy. I was excited by a pump that has direct control from the user. It was inexpensive so I could recommend it to anyone. And as it turns out, it wasn’t inexpensive at all. It was just cheap all around. I couldn’t see how the pump would work for me if I could even get the thing to work. I’m quite frankly shocked they have the audacity to charge $34 for it.
To be honest, I really tried to extend this review. I want to have good toys because I want to be able to recommend a variety. But please, don’t buy this toy. Find another pump. It might actually fit your bits.
This toy was sent to me by my friends at SheVibe! You can purchase it here for about $34 (USD) at time of posting.

Indigo Tries the Sola Cue!

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the fifth post in my 12 days celebration! I know it’s a few weeks late, but that is what happens when major life events mix with crippling depression! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

8 out of 10
Pairs nicely with Champagne. It’s a solid alcohol, tasty enough, and it will get you through, but it’s reputation precedes (and slightly wrecks) it.
This toy was sent to me by Blush novelties in exchange for this review. You can purchase it from my friends at Betty’s Toybox or from Shevibe
The Sola Cue and it's box sit on a yellow background. The Cue is a pale blue, with a slight curve to it. It has one end that is slightly larger, and the handle has a darker blue cap. There are two buttons, one plus and one minus.
I had read some reviews of the Sola Cue and they touted it as a fabulous g-spot toy with rumbly vibrations. As a lover of g-spot stimulation, I really wanted to try this toy to see how it held up. Additionally, I loved the sleek look of this toy. I requested this from Sola directly because I was so interested. They happily sent it along for my review.
I have reviewed other Sola products, so I wasn’t surprised by the charging mechanism, which can be a little bit finicky. I am used to it from the Noje Wand, which came with me on my camping trip out west. It was pretty easy to get the Cue charged since I wasn’t living out of my car like my summer with the Noje Wand. After charging for the recommended first time, I saw that there was a short battery life of only one hour. In reality, I probably only get about six to eight good wank sessions out of this toy as I was testing it. Now, my wank sessions are only about ten minutes long on a particularly decadent day. Normally, I take three minutes and orgasm fast before bed. So for someone who has a lot of time between starting a masturbation session and the final orgasm, this toy might be a bit of a struggle. Be prepared to charge this toy often in that case.
The  Sola Cue is elegant in almost every way. The design is modern and the lines are very nice and sleek. I love how the silicone feels, and it’s firm without being overbearing. But the thing that I love most is the power buttons. When you press and hold the plus button, the toy turns on. When you hold the minus button, it turns off. I never looked at the manual, but I instinctively knew how it worked. The buttons also cycle through the settings once the toy is on. It’s extremely simple and use-friendly. Those are always aspects I like in a toy.
This toy is quite firm, which is something I enjoy in an insertable, as we know. I love that it’s long enough to reach my g-spot without losing the handle into my vagina, which can be a problem with some toys that don’t account for larger labia. However, I think that Sola missed an opportunity here. If the toy had been a little bit longer (but not wider), they could have had a really versatile toy that hit the a-spot as well. This would have provided the industry with a toy geared at both spots, as well as the first toy to be designed to vibrate the a-spot (to my knowledge).
The Sola Cue sits on the same yellow background. It is position to emphasize the curve and the larger head.Missing this opportunity certainly didn’t cause the Cue to lose points in my mind, obviously. Sola never promised something it didn’t deliver on, which is the real reason I deduct from scores on this blog. However, I did find the Cue underwhelming in a lot of ways. This is partially due to it being talked up so much. However, part of it does have to do with the actual design.
For me, the Cue doesn’t curve quite enough curve to hit the g-spot without some effort.  This is a bit awkward for me, and I imagine it’s probably even more so for those who have joint issues. However, I know I have a g-spot that enjoys being practically kicked into submission because I’m some kind of sensation edge-lord. So in order to meet more needs than mine, they limited the curve of the Cue.  However, it lost something for me by using that gentler curve.
Additionally, so many people mentioned the motor of this toy. However, I found that the motor wasn’t especially strong for me. I have to admit that I am a power slut, which I also feel like I’ve made clear in the past. However, this motor did not blow me away like it has others. Additionally, I found that this toy was louder than I expected in use. It was kind of hard to get lost in my orgasm because the toy is louder than I expected. It is not up to the level of the Queen Bee by any means, but it was distracting.
The Sola cue is resting on the same background, but it has been turned to show off the two power buttons.
This toy does feel good. It’s in a lovely place between a straight vibe and a wand in terms of size and strength. It does hit the g-spot for me as well as it does for other people, but it still consistently gets me off. I fully believe that this toy is right for many people who enjoy g-spot stimulation, and the major downfall in this review is my own lust for sensations on my bits.
This toy was sent to me by Blush novelties in exchange for this review. You can purchase it from my friends at Betty’s Toybox or from Shevibe

Indigo Tries the Rocket Plug!

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the fourth post in my 12 days celebration! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

8.5 out of 10
This plug pairs nicely with a forty. It’s so big, not every everyone can handle it.
This plug was sent to me by Blush Novelties in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase it from my friends at Shevibe for about $25 (USD) at time of posting. 
The Performance Rocket Plug sits on a shelf with a bag as background. There are rainbows printed on the bag, and three glittery patches. One patch is a rocket ship. The Rocket Plug is indigo in color, and about 6 inches long. It is a basic butt plug shape with an extra wide base (about three inches in diameter).
I have to do this. I have to admit defeat. I have managed to fit so many things into my ass. I have almost been fisted there. I got the Destiny there. I’ve stretched and relaxed. I’ve lubed and masturbated. I have done everything I know. But I’ve finally met my match with the Rocket plug. I even delayed posting this review because I wanted to badly to get it in at least once before publishing. It became a competition between me and this inanimate object. But this is it. I’ve lost. I admit defeat.
I requested the Rocket Plug directly from Blush when I saw them at Woodhull this year. I saw the size and I took it as a personal challenge. When it arrived at my door, I was ready. I was going to get this plug inside me as soon as I could. So I lubed it, and I laid down with a vibrator. And I pushed. And I thrust gently. I waited. I stopped. I started again. I got really turned on. I accidentally had an orgasm. I pushed again. I got really turned on. I gave up. “Next time. Next time I’ll get that plug in.”
And I tried many more times over the past three months. Dear followers, I have now come before you with my confessions laid bare. I couldn’t delay this review any longer.
The Rocket Plug is out of it's case in front of the same bag with printed rainbows. It is upright on it's base, ready to be used.What is the Rocket Plug? Well it’s a silicone plug that Blush produces as part of it’s performance line. It is about six inches long and two inches wide at it’s widest point. I knew going into this that the plug was not for a slouch. This plug meant serious business. Or serious buttness if you prefer. I think a large part of the allure of the Rocket plug was the fact that it is Indigo, because I am a Leo and I like things that are like me. However, I would be ashamed if I didn’t mention that the silicone feels amazing. It’s silky smooth. It almost makes me think of the word “soft” except that the shore is actually quite firm. It was part of the reason I assumed I would be able to conquer the plug. It’s beautifully tapered and so smooth. Surely I would insert it right away!
And I know what you’re all thinking. If I didn’t get this plug inserted, how can I review it properly? Well, I am nothing if not resourceful. And I’ve always been interested the idea of vaginal plugs. It’s a toy that would stay in place, which I could clench around as I orgasm. So I gave it a try. It was easy to insert vaginally because I am a Diameter Deity, and damn that silicone is good. And then I used my vibe.
It almost worked. I came, but the plug slid out as I did. I sort of expected it, because that is common with toys and my vagina. It’s sort of an eject seat without meaning to be. However, I inserted it again and gave it another shot. But this time I didn’t use a vibe immediately. I let the plug sit there, and then I tapped the base. Good gods above, that felt amazing. The stretch and filling was everything I’ve wanted, and the force was felt across the legs of my clit because of that stretch. One day, I plan to have a partner just sit there and tap (or knowing me, punch) the bottom of this plug while inserted vaginally. I expect it will be a very good orgasm.
The Rocket Plug is sitting in the front pocket of a bag that has rainbows and glitter patches on it. The head of the plug is just visible over the top of the pocket.
Cleaning this plug is extremely easy. The silicone means soap and water will do, and the smells are easy to get out with some bleach water or boiling. Since there is almost no texture on this plug, there’s almost no place for gunk to get caught. And because there is no seam or ridge between the base and the plug, it’s comfortable for insertion and easy to clean!
Overall, the downfalls of this plug are that it revealed I have more work to do on my butt capacity. Even that isn’t a downfall, because I am goal oriented, and I am going to make it happen, damn it. I can tell the quality of this plug is good. The shape and size are excellent. Overall, I am excited to own this plug, and I will continue working to conquer it. Believe me when I say there will be celebration when (not if) I succeed.
This plug was sent to me by Blush Novelties in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase it from my friends at Shevibe for about $25 (USD) at time of posting. 

Indigo Tries the Packer Gear Jock Strap!

Happy Holiday Season, Party People! This is the third post in my 12 days celebration! What better way to celebrate Capitalism than posting reviews where you can purchase these fine items with my affiliate links?

10 out of 10
Pairs nicely with a Gin and Tonic. It doesn’t have a whole lot of flash, but it’s classy and stable. Always there for you.
This toy was sent to me by the amazing folks at Betty’s Toybox. You can purchase it here for about $30 (USD) at time of posting. If you’re interested in other styles of harness from the same line, take a look here.
The Calexotics Packer Gear Jock Strap is sitting in it's box. The box has a simple mannequin pictured wearing the harness on it. There is a L/XL tag in the bottom corner.
Now, I have tried a couple of harnesses at this point. I have picked out various things about them that I like, and I know exactly what I didn’t like. In the case of the Sportsheets, I did enjoy the adjustable nature of it, but I did not enjoy how complicated it felt to put on, nor the material of the straps. With the Tomboi, I really liked how secure it felt, but as a packer, it was sort of awkward finding a way to wear the dick.
Betty’s Toybox offered me the Jock Strap next. This is a harness by CalExotics. It comes at a much lower price point than the Tomboi, which is the first reason it has such a high rating. However, I have found my new favorite harness, which I have found to be versatile and strong.
The second reason is undoubtedly how it fits. The L/XL fits me perfectly, which is the first time in awhile that I’ve felt sizing labels are accurate. One downside is that this is the largest size offered, and that does make me worry. Though I am fat, I am not the largest size that exists and needs this product. And because I love this harness so much, I’d love to recommend it to more people. The properly sized elastic is so much easier to work with than the straps and pulling of the Sportsheets harness. However, I did luck out with this sizing, and these slide on easily and with no fuss. Once on, it stays in place extremely well.
Now, I will always have a sweet spot for this harness because it’s the first harness I used to really bang someone. I have received blowjobs in harnesses and dry-humped with one on, which was great for testing. However, this is the first harness which I put my dick into, the dick that I would have if I could have a dick attached to me forever. And then with that dick, I banged someone until they came. It was a shock to both of us, frankly. They didn’t think the dick would fit, and I was genuinely terrified, and willing to settle for “It isn’t awful.” So when they came, it was one of the most amazing and wonderful surprises. My dick did that. I tell you what, I never understood teenage boys quite so well until I started my medical and physical transition.
The Packer Gear Harness is unfolded on a chair next to it's box. It is all black and has a waistband, with a pouch on the front. There are two straps designed to go under the cheeks and around the hips.But I digress. During that whole bang session, as I learned how to move my hips, and stand just the right distance so as to not abuse my bang buddy’s vagina, this harness stayed firmly in place. It felt so natural to have my dick right there. It was truly a gender euphoric experience, and I hope to bang many more people with this combination. So this harness is always going to be quite special to me. I now have a history with it, and I know I like it.
However, it is also described as being a packer harness. Now, all of my harnesses have been used as packing harnesses at one point. The Tomboi was my go-to for a long time because the Sportsheets harness is a little bulky under jeans. However, the issues I had with the Tomboi as a packer is that it’s underwear. So I placed the packing penis into the pouch, but never let the shaft through the hole. In jeans, it was awkwardly outlined when I did that. So I placed it into the pouch and let it sit here. Sometimes, it would move awkwardly, and the Tomboi’s material is so tight, it didn’t look like I was packing at all. It feels good, but it doesn’t have the same look. Not to mention that going to the bathroom was a fun adventure every time. I usually had to carefully pull down the Tomboi to make sure my dick stayed in.
However, the Jock Strap is a beautiful solution. It’s not bulky, but it’s not trying to be underwear. So I place my dick with the shaft through the o-ring. Then I wear underwear over top. My pants stay comfortable, and I feel like it’s more natural. My dick stays in a comfortable place, with just enough showing that I feel really confident as a guy. So I can use a packer penis for everyday wear, and then easily switch it out for a firmer toy to play with.
The last part that I love about this packer is how easy it is to care for. Cold water wash, and hanging to dry is the easy care instructions. I haven’t noticed any fading, or stretching of the elastic. The construction of this harness is excellent quality.
Overall, I really love this harness. Now just for personal reasons, but for utility reasons. It doesn’t try to be a complete piece, and so it becomes more versatile and natural for me to use. I have rarely had the opportunity to gush about a toy which gives me such a good gender euphoria. I will be using this harness so often.
The Packer Gear Jock Strap hangs off the back of a chair. It looks casual, as if it was just used.
This toy was sent to me by the amazing folks at Betty’s Toybox. You can purchase it here for about $30 (USD) at time of posting. If you’re interested in other styles of harness from the same line, take a look here.

Indigo Tries the Fun Factory Laya II

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7 out of 10
Pairs nicely with a Sex on the Beach. Constantly looking for the substance that is getting you drunk, but the base components are consistently good.
This product was sent to me by the kind folx at SheVibe.com. It is sold in Pool Blue (pictured), Baby Rose and Dark Violet. At time of posting, it retails for about $100 (USD).
The Fun Factory Laya II sits on a fuzzy dark background. It is sky blue, and crescent shaped. It is wider on one end to create what looks like a handle.
When looking for review toys, the top of my list is always Fun Factory toys. I absolutely love this company. My love for them started when I was in sex toy retail and their US East Coast rep came to talk about their unionized factory, their attempts to minimize packaging and the toy lines in general. There was some clear transference of my love for the rep onto the company. I enthusiastically recommend this company all the time now. I have found their products to be the consistent in quality and price. The motors are always rumbly, and the products are usually waterproof, which I view as standard needs for any sex toy company that makes vibrators.
The Laya II, is a follow up to the Layaspot, which was water resistant and battery operated. I never bothered to look closely at the Layaspot because I prefer my toys to be rechargeable. This reduces waste and cost for me. However, I know that being battery operated brings down the cost of toys, which is why Fun Factory has several options of that nature. My elitist views do not need to overwhelm this review, however.
So the Laya II is a small vibe that is designed to be traveler friendly. I will admit that I didn’t have sense of the size when I requested it. I was quite shocked to find that it was much smaller than I expected. The description mentions that the shape is good for laying on a vulva, or cupping balls during a blowjob. It also talks about easily fitting into a hand “letting it disappear into your play.”
Now, I’ll be honest. I didn’t attempt to use the Laya II with a partner. I saw two partners in the testing duration of this toy. One has their own vibrator preferences and the other isn’t a reviewer, and we were too busy having other types of sex, so it was never tested. However, I can’t see myself enjoying the use of the Laya II during sex just based on my solo play. This toy is small, and it does fit pretty nicely into the hand. But I’m not going to lie, I used the wrong side of it the first time I used it.
The Fun Factory Laya II on a dark background. It's set so that it rests on both ends of the crescent. The buttons are visible on the wider end. There is a power button, an up button and a down button.
I start on my clit with vibrators, usually. And I always start with just the side that vibrates, and work around from there, figuring out the ways to use it. Well, the first time I used this, the “handle” side vibrated a little, and it didn’t make sense to stick the buttons in my labia. But alas, we have now touched upon the problems I have with the Laya II.
You see, it’s designed as that handy crescent, with one end vibrating and the other having residual vibrations. The buttons are on the end that vibrates. It sort of makes sense because the Laya II is so small that your fingers can reach it if you’re using the toy as a cupping toy. But I can’t actually use it to cup my vulva the way it’s designed. When I tried, I got my hand covered in lube and Laya went for a swim in my labia. Now, I have large labia, because everything about me is big (if you know what I’m saying). So someone who is more petite might not have the same issues with this vibrator. But it is a common theme for me to test toys which want to go swimming in my genitals and I’m a little tired of fishing them out again.
So what does this mean? Well when I use the Laya II, I place the end that vibrates (with the buttons) into my clit and I use it. However, in order to touch the “go faster” button, I have to dig through my labia just to reach it. At that rate, I might as well just use my fingers to masturbate because they are already right there. Basically, the design just isn’t a good option for me. The Laya II will be another toy that gets placed into my shoe-organizer near the bottom and forgotten for this reason.
However, there are some good points to this toy, and the design works for some people, because the Layaspot, which has the same shape, is popular. So let’s talk about some of the positive points. The 8 speeds is a nice touch because I like a lot of power levels. I think that makes it a good toy for those who like it soft and power sluts like me. It’s also waterproof, which meets my standards. And since it it’s fun factory, the motor is nice and rumbly. Additionally, being Fun Factory means it has that great magnetic charging system that I’m obsessed with.
Overall, the quality of the toy isn’t in question. Fun Factory has once again delivered another vessel for their rumbly motor which will last for awhile, and meets all my standard needs.  However, I will question whether or not this was designed for fat folks, and my instinct is that it wasn’t. The Laya II isn’t a travesty. But it’s not for me.
This product was sent to me by the kind folx at SheVibe.com. It is sold in Pool Blue (pictured), Baby Rose and Dark Violet. At time of posting, it retails for about $100 (USD).

Indigo Tries the Creamed and Sugared Verona!

10 out of 10
Pairs nicely with a Tequila Sunrise. This piece looks attractive, and has a smooth finish. Universal for many reasons, and brings together some beautiful elements.
This toy was sent to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. All the opinions here are my own. If you would like to purchase your own, you can do so here for about $65 (USD) at time of posting.
The Creamed and Sugared Verona is sitting on a dark green pillow. The paddle is the standard inch thick, about a hand span wide and about three hand spans long. It has a slightly ornate shape with one shallow point for the head. Just below that point, there is a cut out on each side in the shape of a crescent. These cut outs could clearly accommodate the shape of a wrist.
So the folks at Creamed and Sugared tabled at Woodhull this year, and since I was a volunteer, it wasn’t until day two or three that I actually managed to make it into the vendor area, Let me tell you, I am sad I was delayed. I originally began chatting with Austin who told me about their products and how they started. I was ecstatic to see something new on the market. I immediately fell in love with the Rose and Thorn, which has several functions. We all know how much I love versatile products that manage to pull off several different types of sensations or uses and do it well.
So of course, I let them know I was a blogger and that I wanted to review for them. This is partially because they are local to me, which feels rare in this industry. But also, I just genuinely wanted to review their products, which looked to be lovely, and of good quality. Of course, I do have a fondness for wood, especially in a sexual and kink context. There is something about how much can be done with a wooden paddle. And if that paddle is designed to do many different things, then I just…swoon!
So after a few emails back and forth, I acquired two products. The other will be a surprise until I post that review. But today, I want to focus on the Verona. Because I am local, I don’t have any insight on packaging or shipping from these folx. I met up with them at an event for the hand-off and shoved the paddle into my bag. I was glad to have a bag as big as I did, because I always underestimate the size of impact toys somehow. The Verona is about five inches wide and 14 inches long. Honestly, it is the perfect length for a simple impact toy. I have reviewed longer toys, such as the Funkit Beat Cleaver which provides an ample opportunity for swing control. But the Verona is a different type of toy altogether.
The Verona has some chance for alternate thwacking by changing the grip, but the handle is much shorter, so there isn’t as much variation as the 12″ of the Beat Cleaver. Additionally, it lacks the sideways ability that the Beat Cleaver offers. Unless you wanted to puncture the receiver, I would only use this flat as an impact toy. Those points would probably prove too much for me unless I was very deep into subspace. And I do mean the kind of sub space where I would enjoy any sensation at all. The flat of this toy has a nice sting to it, but it doesn’t offer anything that I haven’t achieved with my other paddles.
Okay, so the Verona as an impact toy is good, but somewhat basic. However, it has another major selling point that I love. There are two curved cutouts in the edge of the Verona near the head, one on each side. They are wide enough that one can use them to catch a hand, or an ankle, or even a neck if the receiver is small enough. It’s actually possible to pin someone’s hand somewhere with the Verona, which is a delightful feature of this toy. Though it remains simple as a paddle, this feature, plus the great price really bumped the Verona into a 10 for me.
The Verona sitting with the handle up with one blue teacup on each side on top of a green cloth backdrop.
I used this toy in a public play space after showing it off to a few people. Despite my love of deep impact and heavy woods, I was okay with the feel of zebra wood, which is slightly lighter than I usually prefer. It was completely made up for because the patterns are fantastic. I t creates a beautiful and striking paddle to show off. On top of the brilliant choice in the wood, I can feel the quality of the craftsmanship in the paddle as I hold it. There is a beautiful shellac finish, which leaves the paddle shiny and begging for use. It also happens to be body-safe with just soap and water cleaning, which is part of the standard sealing process over at Creamed and Sugared.
All in all, I love the Verona. It’s easy to use and clean, with a great feeling in my hands, and on my butt. The price is very good for the product that I received. I love the way they work with the wood to emphasize it’s selling points, and they offer maintenance on their own products (for a small fee), so you never have worry about ruining it through DIY methods. I certainly have a new company to add to my list of favorites!
This toy was sent to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. All the opinions here are my own. If you would like to purchase your own, you can do so >here for about $65 (USD) at time of posting.