Crowdfunding. Again. Always and forever. This time for wooden dildos, which, if you ask the creator, may just be the first wooden dildos ever! The company name is Dee Lee Doo, which I find really childish and upsetting for some reason. Oops, they didn’t reach their $10,000 goal. Tenga’s latest thing (are they going to have a new thing every month?) is the Iroha Mini which, as it turns out, isn’t any smaller than the Iroha vibes, nor is it similar at all. It’s battery-operated and has one speed. Joanna Angel’s incredible vulva has become a Fleshlight! Halleloo! The company that perpetrated the self-lubricating vibrator has unveiled a series of self-lubricating vibrators based on Twilight. According to the company, this series . . . read more
Sealed wood is a sex toy material loved for its lightweight feel — and stunning look. The greatest and most trusted manufacturer of wooden toys is NobEssence. Their toys are sealed with a patented coating, making them smooth and non-porous. More great info about wood here.
It’s been three years since I reviewed the NobEssence Seduction (oh my god, I’m OLD), and in that time, my extreme fervor for this dildo may have gotten lost somewhere, confined to emails and little Twitter freakouts and cruel Tumblr ultimatums. But case in point: I once had a dream I got angry, accidentally broke my Seduction, and just started bawling. Luckily, I’ve found the perfect way to revive my love for the Seduction in Nuala MacMoragh, a reader who bought it based on my recommendation and was just as impressed. I asked her to take a photo of her Seduction, which is made of Padauk wood, and share her experience with y’all. After a little email banter about our mutual love . . . read more
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
Thank you all for making my Penetralia giveaway a rousing success! I’m so thrilled to be the first one to give away a piece from such an up-and-coming manufacturer. And a beautiful wooden piece, no less! The winner is… Eli! With a choice between Number 66, Number 28, Number 23, and Number 33, Eli chose Number 66. Taking after me, I see?! Much thanks to SheVibe, where the Penetralia line is carried exclusively, and of course to Penetralia for being badass in general. What should I give away next? Pray tell, peeps!
When do you ever get the chance to own a gorgeous, handmade sex toy before practically anyone else? When I’m here to help you out, duh! I recently got my hands on some pieces from brand new wooden sex toy manufacturer Penetralia. After falling in love with their Number 66 dildo, I needed to share my excitement with you fine people. So, I’m giving away a Penetralia piece — whichever one the winner desires — thanks to SheVibe, where the Penetralia line is carried exclusively! Left to right: Number 66, Number 28, Number 23, and Number 33. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Winner must be over 18 and live in the U.S., UK, Canada or Australia. Winner will be chosen randomly. The prize may take up to . . . read more
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
My first wooden dildo was the NobEssence Linger, a meager yet bulbous1 little thing with a finger hole. The NobEssence Allure is like a second edition of the Linger, expanded and deluxe. The finger hole has been replaced with a G-spotting bulb, and the bloops on the shaft have been enlarged, elongated, and straightened out. The G-spotting bulb: good call. I never use finger holes anyway. Best replace them with something mind-blowing! My Allure is made of Black Palm, which I’ll sadly concede is not as beautiful as I thought it would be. I had unrealistic expectations, as I’d seen a photo of a Black Palm dildo… with flash. As we all know, flash changes everything, and it made the dark brown . . . read more
I am unabashed about my love for the NobEssence Romp. I can’t help it if it’s the best butt plug ever made, okay?! I can’t help it if I turn into a ROOOOOMP zombie every time I talk about it! But in case you don’t believe just me, or are wary to drop the cash — you’re in luck. My amigo, Andy (who recently launched a blog, so go smother him!), has also experienced the ROOOOOMP, and he was just as blown away as I was. Here is what he has to say about it: FINALLY, I bit the bullet and bought a Romp… I’d been after one of these since reading Piph’s glowing review. I’d never heard of a . . . read more
These kinds of emails are the best to receive: It’s time for another round of awkward question of the day: Would you be able to take a picture of your Seduction and Intrigue? I really want both of those, but I’m having a hard time discerning between the colors of the wood from your blog picture. Why yes, of course! But I must throw Romp in there for good measure: Seduction (Purpleheart), Romp (Cocobolo), and Intrigue (Cocobolo). Hello, wood. You are looking quite beautiful today!