It looks like Papaya Toys is finally releasing the Ice, a silicone dildo with an acrylic jewel embedded in one end. Apparently the jewel can be pulled out and replaced with a flatter one, which kind of freaks me out, but we’ll see. The LELO Mia 2 is here! Agh! I already love the Mia, so this can only be good. But unfortunately LELO is not responding to my ravenous emails asking for a review sample. Adriana tipped me off to a new “product” that you will undoubtedly find horrid: Beaniebang Babes. Literally: a pillow with a pornstar’s picture on it that you shove your Fleshlight into and then screw. As the inventor says, the name “is a combination of . . . read more
Evolved is an odd company. They make TONS of toys, so I can never keep up with what’s new. They make vibes — small clit ones all the way up to rabbits — out of plastic, TPR, and silicone. Their Roulette line is the most high-quality: all made with 100% silicone.
[Check out my annual best/worst tag for older and newer lists!] It’s almost 2012, so you (maybe) know what that means — it’s time for me to list my top and bottom toys of 2011! Remember, like last year, this list includes toys that I acquired/reviewed in 2011, not necessarily toys that were released this year. Anyway, let’s get to it! Best sex toys of 2011 Vixen Creations Mustang — For the second year in a row, a toy made of VixSkin tops the list. Is it any wonder? VixSkin is so good, anything made out of it is amazing. Even smallish dildos like the Mustang. My vag was definitely surprised. We-Vibe Touch — Finally, a rechargeable clit vibe in a perfectly pointed, scooped . . . read more
Click to embiggen. Yes, my friends! The time has come! No longer will you have to slave away on the internets trying to figure out WTF that-one-toy-in-Epiphora’s-header is. No longer will you have to sheepishly email/tweet me and awkwardly try to describe the location of the toy you need identified. I took the picture that became my header image in fall of 2008, when I bought HeyEpiphora.com, so these toys are all from that time. Some of them are a bit embarrassing… Evolved Symphony Rhapsody Hitachi Magic Wand — I received my first one a little too early in my reviewing career. Yeesh. Phallix Cobalt Twister Vixen Creations Buddy — My first butt plug! It wouldn’t stay in! Liberator Fascinator Throe . . . read more
The Evolved Lucky 11 is part of Evolved’s “Roulette” line. As such, it has a wheel embedded in its base that controls the vibrations. Admittedly, I was drawn in by this gimmick. But I’m also a texture slut, and the odd raised lines on the Lucky 11 appealed to me. First, a word on packaging. Evolved has always packaged their toys in decorative tins, and this one in a transparent plastic box. I know this is an attempt at being hip, but if you ask me, this style was outdated the moment they conceived of it. Sure, there aren’t half-naked ladies on the front, but it still strikes me as somewhat tacky, with its swirls and ALL CAPS promises. Like . . . read more
There’s been some hoopla and excitement surrounding this new toy company, Evolved Novelties, so when I was offered the opportunity to review one of their toys, I was too curious to say no. I received the Rhapsody, Symphony Edition (yes, they name their toys as though they are special DVDs) and it is, by most accounts, a fairly traditional vibrator. Only two things distinguish this toy from the slush pile of straight-shafted vibes: it’s made of TPR (thermoplastic rubber), and it comes in a fancy tin box. And hey, I’ll give props to Evolved for the unique packaging — the box is a sexy red brandished with raised letters, flourishes, and their slogan, “Love is Back.” The lid doesn’t lock into . . . read more