Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Intensified Silicone Anal Beads

I have owned anal beads in the past, but ditched them when I became wise to jelly toys not being body friendly. I hadn’t had the chance to replaced them, until I saw the Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Intensified Anal Beads at Lovehoney, one of my favourite retailers.

I have quite a collection of the FSOG range, so I was expecting the luxurious packaging as you get with all their products and the beads where no different.

Hooray for the satin storage bag, I love that I can store these with my other toys, knowing they’ll be dust free and won’t react with any of my other silicone toys, unlike jelly and rubber products that can melt when stored together, not to mention how they harbour bacteria, so aren’t body safe.

The beads are deep smoky grey , a great colour and unisex. I get bored of seeing pink sex toys, these look far more elegant. I love how smooth, silky and sensuous the silicone feels. There is a seam along both sides, but it’s barely noticeable and not issue for me. I liked the FSOG stamp on the largest bead.

Unlike your typical anal beads, these are more oval in shape, rather than round balls. For me, this makes them much easier to insert, but you do still experience a slight pop as you ease each bead in. It’s a satisfying pop and great when you slide them in and out.

The beads are very flexible, especially the first three. With lube on, they are a little fiddly to insert. I found it easier having a helping hand. A beginner would be able to enjoy these first few beads, and you don’t necessarily need to insert them all.

Due to the beads being so flexible, once all inside, they fitted to the contours of my anal canal. They are comfortable and don’t give a huge fullness. They are comfortable to wear during solo play or playing with a partner.

When having a partner involved, it’s easier for that person to pull on the handle to remove the beads as you climax. I got a more powerful, longer-lasting orgasm.

These beads are body safe, hypoallergenic, phthalate free and easy to clean. Give them a good wash with warm soapy water (I spritz with sex toy cleaner too), then pat dry and store them safely in their satin bag.

It is recommended to use a good water-based lube. Silicone lube or anything oil-based will react to the silicone.

Are they value for money? Absolutely. They are wonderful for beginners and experienced anal players alike. The quality is fantastic, even the seam on the sides add a bit of texture! I’d recommend these to anybody.

Throw out your jelly beads and purchase these, you won’t regret it.

9/10

L’Amourose Denia

 

I had often admired the L’amourose Denia, the intuitive design piqued my interest, mainly because I need dual stim to climax and only had one sex toy I was using to successfully make me orgasm (Lovehoney’s Happy Rabbit 2).

The packaging is what you would expect with a luxury brand and is on par with Lelo. The outer box is smart, classy and female-friendly. Inside you’ll find a black matte storage box and velvet storage pouch. I do use both, but the pouch is a magnet for lint, dust and cat hairs and the top never stays securely on the box, but these are just minor niggles.

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Although I’ve owned the Denia for several months, I have struggled to write a review, mainly due to sometimes it works, but most often it doesn’t. It has taken many a session to realise that I have to be exceptionally horny to enjoy what the Denia has to offer and on the rare occasion I have the super horn, I can enjoy multiple orgasms, to the point that my body becomes almost paralysed.

I adore the curve of the main shaft, the bulbous head that just seems to nestle against my G-spot perfectly. The clit arm can take some positioning, but I have fat girl problems! I’m what most people would call obese, I prefer voluptuous! Joking aside, due to having meaty outer labia and a mound that would give any hills in the Lake district a run for their money,  I need patience to get the right spot, but once I have it, I’m good to go. The ‘Flex and shift’ technology does help, but it’s no super duper, uber technology, in simple terms, the main shaft and clit arm is a little more manoeuvrable.

The clit arm can feel a bit stiff and jabby, which can put me off, taking longer to orgasm, or not at all, but if my nerve endings are alive, the slightest touch and I’m riding waves of orgasms, I’ve discovered that it really depends on how aroused I am.

 

The L’amourose Denia boasts 2 motors to power the 9 powerful modes and 12 speeds of vibration. I do feel that the clit arm could be a tad more powerful. The vibrations are wonderfully deep and rumbly and the more you clench your muscles, the deeper the vibrations pulse through your body. I like to ramp it up to full speed and then insert into my lubricated vadge.

Now those buttons….they can be a nightmare, my thick thighs are just too ‘in the way’ and fat fingers make the buttons feel too close together. Slimmer ladies won’t have as much difficulty as I do, other than you may have difficulties distinguishing one button to the next, as they are under the silicone and not hugely raised. For the price of the Denia, a remote control would have been seriously beneficial. Currently I need to remove the vibe if I want to successfully change patterns and speeds, otherwise it’s like playing blind mans buff. Even having a partner try and use the almost hidden buttons is a nighmare, as he accidentally switches it off whilst trying to scroll through the patterns!! There are 3 buttons….minus, coffee bean and plus. Press the plus to start, then increase in speed, minus to decrees speed and stop and the coffee bean to switch patterns.

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Charging is relatively simple, the charging cradle plugs into a mains socket (it comes with a UK plug, just pop the Denia into the smart ‘cut diamond’ cradle and leave to charge for 3-4 hours. The charge has lasted an hour on full speed, but the vibrations do decrease in strength as it begins to run low on charge.

During use, I prefer to keep the Denia pretty much locked inside me, no thrusting, but gently rock it back and forth with my hand and wriggle my hips in a circle motion, whilst lay on my back. Sat on a stool in the shower is an alternative way to climax too.

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My favourite points of the L’amourose Denia include:

  • The sumptuous silicone. It’s very luxurious, not too draggy and doesn’t collect too much lint.
  • Intuitive design
  • Whisper quiet motors, perfect if you house share and need to be discreet.
  •  When I’m really horny, the Denia can provide a quick succession of multiple orgasms.
  • Waterproof, ideal for intimate play in the shower or bath.
  • Easy to keep in your vagina.
  • Easy to clean.

My least favourite points include:

  • The buttons. A remote control would have been so much easier.
  •  The price, if it had a remote, it would have been more reasonable.
  •  The clit arm can sometimes be uncomfortable/jabby.

I’d give the Denia an overall 7/10

I was lucky enough to purchase the L’Amourose Denia whilst in a special, one off sale from Lovehoney for £89.99. It usually retails at £139.99 on Lovehoney and £147 on the L’Amourose site.

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Lovehoney Main Squeeze Double Kegel Balls 60g

 

I am no stranger when it comes to Kegel balls. I own various shapes and sizes, from glass to steel,  but none have come close to being as successful as these. They have changed my life! I will explain further on.

I was sent the Lovehoney Main Squeeze Double Kegel Balls for free, in exchange of my honest review.

As ever, with Lovehoney’s own branded products, the Lovehoney Main Squeeze Double Kegel Balls come in a tasteful box with the logos. Inside is a brief, easy to read instruction leaflet. The only thing lacking would be a satin pouch to keep them safely in, but luckily I had a spare LH pouch to store them in.

These Kegel balls are aimed as a progressive pelvic workout, moving on from the single 30g ball to progress your workout. Then there is a third set of heavy 90g balls for the advanced user, which you can buy separately.

First thing to notice about the Kegel balls is the vibrant purple colour and the velvety smooth silicone. They feel ever so luxurious and they are seam-free and flawless. Silicone is super hygienic, no worrying about bacteria lurking on the balls after washing, and they are skin-friendly with no phthalates. A super smooth finger loop means you can nip to the loo whilst wearing them (if you think you can keep the balls in place). The silicone dries quickly, unlike the corded versions on other Kegel balls. The balls do collect a bit of lint and hairs (especially the pesky cats!!), but a quick rinse before inserting and they’re good to go.

The connecting silicone in the middle is firm, which makes it easy to insert both of the balls. The 60g weight is one of the heaviest I have used so far, but once inside the vagina, there isn’t a heavy feeling, but after a few days use, you do notice that they are there.

To insert, it’s recommended to use a good water-based lube. I prefer Lovehoney’s own brand. A good dollop on the balls and the vulva and they should slide in easily. It’s best not to use a silicone lube, as the balls may react to it and you wouldn’t want to go and spoil the flawless surface of the balls.

Once the balls are inserted your internal muscles automatically clench around the balls, but as I have had issues with bowel incontinence due to spinal surgery, I gave myself an extra workout with the pelvic floor exercises my physiotherapist gave me. Basically it was to wear the balls for 15 minuets 3 times a day, clenching for 10 seconds and relaxing, then repeat 10 times. The other exercise was to do quick clenches and release.

I had been doing this for several months with glass balls, with only a slight improvement. 4 days of using the Lovehoney Main Squeeze Double Kegel Balls and I’m back to full control of my bowel. Absolutely amazing and life changing. If you suffer with bladder incontinence I believe these balls could really help, with the added exercises.

If you are just looking to tighten/tone your internal muscles, simply start off by wearing the balls for 15 minuets at a time and progress to longer periods. You can do your usual activities, such as walking, jogging, dancing etc. and you’ll be giving yourself an internal workout.

I don’t really feel the balls jiggle inside. I have done on occasion when bending down, or climbing stairs, but I wasn’t intending on getting any kind of sexual pleasure from them, I was hoping for a miracle cure to my incontinence, and that is what I got!

Occasionally, if I leave the balls in for several hours, my muscles begin to ache a little. This is when I know I need to remove them. With all the exercising I’ve been doing, I’ve not only solved my medical issue, I have really tightened up! My muscles grip the balls, so for easy removal I find that squatting or having one leg raised on a stool helps to ease the balls out.

When I have gone on to use a glass dildo immediately after, even with generous amounts of lube I can feel how tight my muscles have become and I have an awesome grip on the glass. I can stand up and the glass won’t slide out!

To clean, I use soapy hot water and Lovehoney sex toy cleaner, pat dry with a towel and store in a satin pouch to keep them dust free.

Overall, I would thoroughly recommend these balls to intermediate users, after the 30g ball and for those that may have incontinence issues, especially after child birth, or if you want to just do a general toning to get stronger orgasms. These balls have really been fantastic for me and have changed my life for the better. I just wish they’d have been available sooner – perhaps I’d have saved some money from buying all the other Kegel balls I own! If you’re looking for something to give you orgasms, these balls may not be for you.

Buy them. You won’t be disappointed. 9/10

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Lovehoney Lifelike 8 Inch Pink Dildo with Suction Cup

I had the  Lovehoney Lifelike 8 inch pink dildo with suction cup on my wishlist for several months before taking the plunge and buying it. You see, I was always happy to buy and use 10 inch plus dongs to use on others, but when it came to using anything bigger than 5 inches on myself,  my vagina would close up at the thought! Yup, tight as a clam…that was until I met this guy at a swingers club, he wooed me into a room and revealed a 9 inch cock! From there he came a regular swinging partner, but he often worked away and I began to crave a more fuller feeling during solo masturbation and here is where the Lovehoney dildo appeared in my life.

If you have never shopped with Lovehoney, you’ll be unfamiliar with their packaging. It is always discreet, in a plain brown box, a tracking label and your address label, so it’s safe to have your parcel delivered at home, work or a neighbours. Inside this box, you’ll find that the dildo comes in a smart cardboard box, it’s female friendly with no garish 80’s porn style photography in sight.  Lovehoney gets the packaging just right. It even has a little leaflet inside with a few tips and care instructions.

Taking the dildo out of the packaging, I spent a while just studying and feeling it. It is so realistic that I want to lick it, run my hands up and down its shaft and nibble on the testicles. Am I weird? Hahaha. I can’t put it down. I stick it on my laptop and stroke it!

The detailing is truly amazing. Most definitely lifelike, it resembles a circumcised penis (my preference in men). The bulbous head is perfectly shaped and the veiny shaft is realistic and the testicles are even slightly different sizes. Spot-on Lovehoney!

Silicone is the way to go for safe sex toys. It is body friendly, as it can’t harbour bacteria, it contains no phthalates and no latex, so if you share this dildo between washes, it’s safe to do so.

I just love the silicone. It’s so smooth and flexible. The suction cup base is wide and very strong. Great to stick to your bathroom tiles and get in the doggy position whilst in the shower, although I struggle a bit in this position and prefer to just lay back in bed and thrust the dildo. The slightly curved shaft is perfect for G-Spot stimulation and this is my favourite way to orgasm at the moment. It may also be worth noting, that I find the dildo to be easier inserted upside down, so the balls are facing up to the ceiling, as I can find the ridge of the head slightly uncomfortable. Once in, I turn the dildo back to the right way down, but can only do soft thrusts, anything vigorous tends to hurt, unless I keep it upside down for longer thrusts.

This dildo also fits well into my strap-on harness, and even though the dildo is quite heavy and flops, but it is easy to insert and use on another person. Great for pegging or girl on girl as there is plenty of length to play with.

With lashings of water-based lube, the tapered head makes for easy insertion. As I slowly begin to push it in, the shaft getting deeper, I gasp at the fullness, the stretch of my vaginal muscles, then the slight spasms inside. I feel every vein caressing my moist vagina. Balls deep, the balls tease your labia and clitoris when pumping the dildo in and out. I also like to keep the dildo still and rock back and forth on it, getting the extra external stimulation. Orgasms are wet and powerful.

I have yet to try this on myself anally and think it will be a long while until I do so, so sadly can’t review how the dildo feels this way. Sorry guys.

To wash, simply use a good sex toy cleaner or wipes, warm soapy water, or stick it in the dishwasher. You can boil it and use 10% bleach solution with water. Air dry, or use a towel to gently rub it down.

I’d not recommend this dildo to beginners, but would recommend it to anal users, size Queens, intermediate/advanced peggers. 8/10

 

Buy it, you won’t regret it! You can buy at Lovehoney for £34:99