HedoVibes Round Up #62

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Welcome to HedoVibes, a collection of reviews and giveaways that were posted in the past week or so from around the web. This is a collection of adult product reviews & contests from real reviewers. If you want to be included in the next edition start with the guidelines, then use the submission form.

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CONTESTS

DILDOS

VIBRATORS

ANAL TOYS

BONDAGE, IMPACT, & FETISH GEAR

STRAP-ONS/HARNESSES

LUBES & CONDOMS

EROTIC BOOKS

MISCELLANEOUS

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Sale: Bottoms Up! Plugs on Sale at Tantus!

cheeky 25Now when it comes to plugs I will admit that I have not had the most experience with , anal in any forms has only recently become a thing that I enjoy. But when it has come to using the only plug I have gotten from Tantus which was my ever so lovely Ryder I was sold on actually using plugs more often in my sex life!

But I know that some people while curious don’t know what they are doing to actually pick a plug! While I am no expert at it, thankfully Tantus does have Ducky Doolittle who wrote a fantastic article on the 6 Ways to Pick a Plug that I found helps out so much! But don’t forget to check out what you can learn about lube from Metis Black, because where their is any kind of plug play there should be lube, this one has two awesome parts (Part one and Part Two). Both of these are fantastic reads to get you started down to road to plug perfection!

Plus it helps that Tantus is having a 25% off sale all of there plugs right now, which includes the newest toy they debuted The Perfect Plug which while I have not tried just from the shape and base looks perfect or any beginner! So there is really a plug for everyone no matter what your experience with it is! So don’t miss out on some awesome sex education and a great sale!

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Giveaway: Hungry For More

So I just reviewed Hungry For More and I am excited that Tempted Romance is allowing me to give away one copy to one of my readers! Check out the link below to enter!

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Review: Hungry For More Romantic Fantasies for Women

hungry-for-moreHungry for More Romantic Fantasies for Women edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, is a book that I certainly shouldn’t have judged by its cover title is from Cleis Press’ new Tempted Romance lineup! From its name, I expected stories that where mostly centered around couples and perhaps a little kinky. Overly dramatic romantic situations, guy meets girl and the attraction is to hard for them to deny. I honestly just opened up the package and started reading with out checking out the back. So what I got was a simply wonderful surprise with each story that I could not put down.

The book itself is an anthology of 21 stories, each of them with their own twist. Yes a few of them certainly do stick with rather simple M/F parings, couples heating things up from the normal. But it wasn’t those stories that really stood out to me.

For me it was a lot of the F/F stories and ones with a hint of danger and kink that I was not expecting.

The first one to really draw me in was Craig’s List by Greta Christina. A very risqué story involving the main character getting herself more and more into the trill of doing something that I think many people have given the thought to, even if it was just a random one that we all have never truly acted on. Going through and meeting up with various people all of whom are total strangers to her on Craigslist, upping the ante with each of her games as she gets intoxicated with the trill. We follow her down the rabbit hole as she keeps answering ads or even putting up ones of her own. This was the first one that really pulled me in to the book as a whole and told me that what I was going to find in the rest of the book was certainly not what I had expected. The whole story was very extreme and wonderfully detailed, with an ending that leaves the mind wandering.

Then there was Kitchen Slut by Olivia Archer, even the title of this when I saw it in the front of the book made me want to skip right to it. Now I have always been a firm believer in, if it exists there is someone who has a kink for it. Which this story fully proved. There a kitchen utensils that I am not going to look at the same way every again, and funny enough in a good way! Though it also really showed that sometimes one isn’t alone in their kink of choice no matter how much they think they might be. There is luck that another person is going to be very open about sharing that kink together. Honestly this story was so hot and it showed a ton of imagination at the same time.

Finally the last that stood out to me was Red Lipstick by Erzabet Bishop, as well as being my favorite female/female story in the whole book. As a person who worked retail in the past, I knew fully and well about developing crushes on customers who would come in often. This story takes it to a mysterious level, with the main character being invited by her customer crush to step out of her comfort zone and into something more with her. For this one it was very erotic, but also amazingly sweet by the end of it that had me smiling ear to ear as well has being turned on as all get out. I could have read a whole story about the two characters featured here.

Now these of course are just my top three in the whole anthology that is Hungry for More as I really felt like I needed to narrow it down. But there was hardly a story that I didn’t enjoy from this whole book. There is something for everyone in this and even the ones that I didn’t think I would enjoy I was surprised by. Over all I totally enjoyed this book as I have all of the books that I have in my growing collection edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and from Cleis Press. I thank them both for giving me a chance to read and review this book in exchange for sending it too me! It is certainly one I am going to be picking up again and again!

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TMI Tuesday: Pet Names

1. Do you give pet names to anything? (e.g. Significant other. Car. Breasts. Penis. Vagina.)

I have been known to in the past when I am really attached to a person, or their bits. I have also been known to give pet names to inanimate objects like my laptop, phone and other things. 

2. Is there a pet name that you can’t stand being called?

I have never been to fond of babe. Not sure why, its just never sat well with me. 

3. Has your body ever done something that you didn’t understand? Even if it was a ‘first time’ something happened?

Only thing I can think of is when one of my eyes will just start twitching oddly, no reason for it. The muscles will just start to have a strange spasm. 

4. Which body part do you spend the most time on? (grooming, applying, etc.)

I think that would be my eyes, hair and lips. 

5. The name of the best lover you’ve ever had.

Out of all of them, it would have to be the one that I have named here as The Boy. 

6. Have you ever taken an ex back?

I have not. 

Bonus: What’s your biggest concern in the world today?

My biggest concern right now is myself, and learning to love myself day by day. 

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Review: Tantus Plunge Paddle

2014-09-04 18.22.31I tried to think of something creative to say to introduce the Tantus Plunge Paddle, but after about the 10th try I decided that this toy didn’t need it. Why? Because after looking around, there is not much out there that is like this two(three?)-in-one toy from Tantus Inc, that they sent me in exchange for this review.

Now, my love for both dildos and paddles have been well documented by this blog I would say. That and my unabashed love for Tantus. So the Plunge Paddle, was like adding my Nutella, chocolate and Peanut Butter all to one delicious cupcake of awesome. Not only are you able to use the Plunge as a very stingy paddle perfect for impact play. But the handle can also be used as a dildo that can be used both vaginally and anally. The bulb on the end making it perfect for g-spot or prostate stimulation!

Now before I break all of those down, first some of the basics about the toy. 6″ of the Plunge Paddle’s total 13″ in length is the insert-able handle, which is 1.25″ in diameter. The flat of the paddle is 7″ long, 3.25″ wide, and .25″ thick. The silicone itself, is super flexible I can take the paddle section and bend it all the way down to the handle. For a paddle this I swear adds that extra perfect sting unlike stiffer paddles.

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That being said, this is not in any way a toy that I would recommend for those just getting into impact play or unless you are seriously into pain to start with before using another paddle/hand to warm up with. The paddle gives a serious slappy sting when you start to build up momentum going hit after hit. This will leave your skin that perfect bright warm red in seconds and even on me left a few bruises which is rare! I found it was best used as a good toy to use with a few moments of rest in between each impact with the skin rather than one right after the other. Though everyone is different when it comes to handling their pain, so be safe and use your own knowledge of what you or your partner can handle.

2014-09-04 18.22.58Now let’s get down to the part of this paddle that gives it its name, the handle! Now it is not a hidden fact that I love the way Tantus makes their dildos, using it as such was not something that I really preferred. While the bulbed head was really great for G-spotting, and the length where perfect. It was a nice warm up for me to move on to other toys that where thicker. Holding on to it for me was another manner, the best way I could get a good handle on it left the paddle part flapping slightly and would hit me in the ass or thigh. Which was nice when I was craving a bit of pain, but for just a quick masturbation session not something I would want every time. Now this might not be the case when playing with a partner, but as I am doing my playing alone these days I was not able to test that.

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Now comes down to a manner of cleaning. Being that it is made of silicone it is easily cleaned. Soap and Hot water, watered down bleach solution, toy cleaner, boiling, or tossing it in the top part of the dish washer all of it works. Though I found that with all of these you have to take extra special care of the hole in the bulb at the end. I have seen a few ways of cleaning this from taking a q-tip to it and pushing a cloth through on a chopstick. My way was actually getting a clean mascara brush that I have started to use for cleaning toys with nooks and crannies in. It makes sure to get any lingering lube or bodily fluids scrubbed right out.

Over all, as a Paddle I adored taking the Plunge but as a dildo it fell short for me. I may have to check out the Sport Dildo that Tantus now makes which is very much like the handle of the Plunge and give it a try!

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