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Stuff that has, usually unfortunately, been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Review: Boosty

Review: Boosty

When I saw the Fun Factory Boosty for the first time, I murmured, “I need it in my soul.” 80% of that reaction was in response to the turquoise color option, but it’s not only that — this butt plug just has a cheerful, persuasive aura about it. However, now that I’ve had it in my soul, and vis-à-vis in my butt, I am stumped on how to describe the sensation it creates. With those ripples, you’d think it would be a pronounced, observable feeling — but my butt registers it mostly as size. (I can’t feel the color. Damnit.) The Boosty is the sequel to Fun Factory’s Bootie, which is my favorite silicone butt plug and part of my holy trinity of favorite plugs. It’s a tough act to follow. . . . read more

Runaway dildo winner!

Runaway dildo winner!

When SheVibe found the last living neon green Mustang under a low shelf in their warehouse, we had to team up to give it away. And because any dildo pairs well with a nice vibe, we decided the winner would also get a Leaf vibe of their choice. The lucky winner of this pairing is Kara! She chose the Leaf Life (oh hey, I like that one too!) and wrote back: OOOOHHH MY GOD YOU JUST MADE ME DANCE AROUND MY APARTMENT IN JOY! MY DOG ALSO JOINED IN. You are spreading joy and orgasms around the world. Also, I want to extend a slow clap to all of your comments about which discontinued toys (and companies) should come back, and which current toys should be . . . read more

Giveaway: the runaway dildo

Giveaway: the runaway dildo

Back in October, we mourned the discontinuation of some of the loveliest neon dildos from Vixen Creations, including the green Mustang and all neon versions of the Maverick. I thought they were all gone forever. BUT THEN this email from SheVibe happened: Dude, you’ll never guess what I found in the warehouse. A GREEN MUSTANG!! It had rolled underneath a low shelf, we don’t even have them on the site anymore. It must be the last living one — wanna do a giveaway? If I do nothing else in my life, at least I can be the person who gives away rare dildos in a color that may never happen again in our lifetimes. The Mustang is one of my all-time favorites: its squishy dual-density . . . read more

Discontinuation alert: Vixen neon dildos

Discontinuation alert: Vixen neon dildos

I HATE WRITING POSTS LIKE THIS, but you guys deserve to know before it’s too late. These beauties from Vixen Creations are going away. All neon Mavericks, including the tie dye one, are being discontinued, as is the neon green Mustang. I guess we can’t have nice things. That appears to be the only explanation. (I’m sure Vixen would tell you that these weren’t selling well enough, but I won’t listen to reason.) Prior to these hitting the scene, most of Vixen’s dual-density VixSkin dildos were made only in skin tones. Raquel was, for a long time, the only exception — and it was pink. So these neon and tie dye additions were an exciting and welcome change. I know people who are . . . read more

Review: Comet G Wand

Review: Comet G Wand

[The Comet G Wand has been discontinued, but can still be found at She Bop or AdultShopping. Luckily, the Comet II (review here) is similar. I implore you, BUY ONE.] It’s only February, and the Jopen Key Comet G Wand has a very good chance of being the best sex toy I try all year. I am, I must say, flabbergasted. I mean, this is Jopen we’re talking about. Jopen, creators of the what-the-fuck that is the Intensity. Jopen, whose parent company is California Exotic. Jopen, who must think they are naming perfumes rather than vibrator lines (Key, Ego, Vanity). They’re not always the sharpest tool in the shed… but this is a motherfucking home run. The Comet G Wand is a beautiful conglomeration. It’s a glass dildo “dipped in body safe silicone,” conjuring . . . read more

Review: Penetralia Number 23

Review: Penetralia Number 23

The Number 23 is not, as you might think, a psychological thriller starring Jim Carrey, but instead a wooden dildo made by Penetralia. That’s good news, since I don’t think this dildo is quite capable of handling the responsibility of being the cause of all things in the universe. It’s an okay dildo, but it’s not that good. The Penetralia Number 66 blew my mind, so standards were high coming into this one. Like the 66, the 23 comes in an epic wooden tube that ties shut with a piece of leather. Unlike the Number 66, the Number 23’s edges are rounded and nicely curved, although you can tell the shape is slightly imperfect. The coating also isn’t as thick as on a NobEssence piece, but . . . read more

Get an Ophoria Beyond 3 before it's too late

Get an Ophoria Beyond 3 before it’s too late

[Note: The Beyond 3 is sadly now gone forever, but the Jopen Key Comet G Wand is comparable and awesome.] I guess I’m an old geezer, because I remember when Ophoria was the brand new sex toy company on the block, and now I’m around to witness the very unfortunate discontinuation of many (all?) of their toys — including the one that’s easily their best, the Beyond 3. I’m hearing through the grapevine that they’re being  discontinued by suppliers and vendors. SheVibe was smart enough to snatch up a batch of Beyond 3s, and to my knowledge, they are the only site that still has them in stock. I actually acquired my Beyond 3 from Ophoria themselves in exchange for filling out a survey about . . . read more

Review: Penetralia Number 66

Review: Penetralia Number 66

Aside from a handful of super indie manufacturers and some really sad bigwig attempts, wooden sex toys have primarily been the domain of NobEssence for quite some time now. But there’s a new brand on the block, and it’s called Penetralia. Usually new sex toy manufacturers make me yawn, but not this one. I love wooden toys and I will put them ALL INSIDE OF ME. With wood, I am shameless. Which reminds me — I love the name Penetralia. It sounds chic, but it’s also in-your-face (or as my friend put it, “it is crass and fancy”). Like, make no mistake, these toys are going to PENETRATE YOU. But… elegantly. Fully expecting the Penetralia Number 66 to come haphazardly wrapped in bubble wrap or tissue paper, . . . read more

Review: Bliss 8

Review: Bliss 8

The Ophoria Bliss 8 is not kidding around. It is not joking. It is not pulling your leg, nor is it joshing you. It is one serious mofo, and that is why I love it. It’s basically made for texture sluts like myself. Here’s a simple test to determine whether or not the Bliss 8 will please you. Q: Do you prefer your sex toys to be smooth, pleasant, and non-confrontational? If you answered “yes,” then please, never get the Bliss 8. Get its boring-ass sibling, the Bliss 5, and enjoy its terrifyingly smooth surface instead.1 If you answered “no,” then the Bliss 8 is something to consider. Just ask yourself whether you like ridges. A lot of them. Serious . . . read more

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