Ophoria

Ophoria used to make vibrators, dildos, anal beads, cock rings, etc, and a really great G-spotting dildo called the Beyond 3… but they folded in 2012.

When we lose sex toy companies we love

When we lose sex toy companies we love

“Everything’s temporary if you give it enough time.” —Jewel Last week, I learned that Fucking Sculptures is closing up shop. It seems like just yesterday they popped into existence, delighting me with their jaw-dropping, hand-blown glass dildos and unabashedly straightforward company name. Their G-Spoon was lauded as a serious A-spotter, the beastly Double Trouble revered by size queens. They donated dildos to my giveaways. My girlfriend visited their studio. Now… they’re gone. After four and half years producing gorgeous toys, their website has been reduced to a vague goodbye message, and we’re left to scramble to scoop up the last of their inventory at retail shops. It all seems creepily familiar. As a lifer in the adult industry, I watch companies come and go . . . 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

Boiling day

Boiling day

March 5th, 2009 — all laid out and drying after a nice thorough boil in a big pot. Some dildos change, but boiling day remains the same. Pictured sorta left to right: Phallix Inside-Out Spiral Rib Double Dong, Tantus Ripple, Tantus Alumina Revolve, LELO Ella, Phallix Dual-Sided Swirled Rib, Big Teaze Toys Dai-Do #4, Tantus Sherbet, Tantus Alumina Motion, Phallix Gold-Ribbed Love Wand, Phallix Cobalt Twister, Tantus Ryder, Ophoria Pleasure No. 6, Tantus Goddess. I do believe this was taken at the height of my glass dildo kick. And an inadvertent Tantus kick.

Legend for my header

Legend for my header

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

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. ((I’m not judging you (too much), I just cannot imagine being forced to use that toy.)) If you answered “no,” then the Bliss 8 . . . read more

Review: Beyond 1

Review: Beyond 1

How do you improve on a truly fantastic G-spot dildo? Duh, you make it vibrate! Vibrations make everything infinitely better, right? I mean look at Rumble Paks, mascara wands, and cell phones! That shit’s the bomb! But in the process of making the dildo vibrate, Ophoria also chopped off the handle… and in doing so, robbed the Beyond 1 of one of the most kickass aspects of the Beyond 3. This doesn’t make the Beyond 1 automatically shitty or anything, but next to its predecessor, it’s just not as effective — at least if insane G-spot stimulation is your goal. The Beyond 1 is generally the same size and shape as the Beyond 3, just with no looped handle. It’s . . . read more

Review: Beyond 3

Review: Beyond 3

[Note: The Beyond 3 has sadly been discontinued, but the Jopen Key Comet G Wand is comparable and awesome.] I have tried many dildos that hit my G-spot with varying degrees of accuracy and sensation. Some stimulate it very intensely. Some stimulate it softly, with more subtlety. Some have only caused me discomfort. And a select few, by themselves, can make me squirt. The Ophoria Beyond 3 makes me squirt in less than 30 seconds. Less than 15 if I really go for the gold. I do not have to think. I do not have to position. I just have to lube up, insert, and thrust. The lengthy handle is a godsend — I clutch it as though my life depends on . . . read more

Review: Pleasure No. 6

Review: Pleasure No. 6

It is always exciting to get a new toy from a company I’ve never heard of. Especially when that toy is 100% silicone and adorable as hell! I speak of the Ophoria Pleasure No. 6 dildo. It came in an exceedingly classy white box which, in all its classiness, needed only to state that the dildo is 100% silicone and that it has a suction cup — not ramble about other “features” that may or may not exist. The Pleasure No. 6 is smaller than the average dildo (1 1/4″ in diameter), and I was pleased with that. I’ve been looking for a new warm-up dildo. My old warm-up dildo is made of glass, and I’ve grown tired of its . . . read more

New arrival: Ophoria Pleasure No. 6

New arrival: Ophoria Pleasure No. 6

Today the mail guy brought me the Ophoria Pleasure No. 6 dildo. I was surprised to find that it is smaller in girth than the average dildo, and also that it is very stiff. Sometimes I wonder if there is a conspiracy going on surrounding pure silicone. The Tantus Ripple is extremely pliable and has a somewhat tacky texture to it, whereas this dildo barely bends at all and has a softish texture. What does it all mean? Does anyone know? Are there different ways to treat silicone, resulting in different-feeling toys? Anyway, it’s a very cute dildo, and I’m actually okay with the pinkish-purple color. Also, it has a suction cup on the base. It definitely sticks to my . . . read more

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