The Couture Collection Cyclone is a g-spot vibrator manufactured by California Exotics and sold by one of my favorite sex toy stores.

First, a little word about the packaging. The Cyclone arrived in a box much larger than necessary and not really all that suitable for storage. However, the water theme is calming and soothing and not at all trashy or offensive in any way. I thought it to be a little odd that there was a view window under a flap on the box, but the vibrator was wrapped in an opaque sleeve so you could not see the toy through the view window. I just don’t get it. Also, the box boasts that the Cyclone is made from “Japanese medical grade silicone”; however, it is manufactured in China and sold by California Exotics. okay? Color me confused.

Anyway — on to the toy.

The Cyclone is a decently sized vibrator, measuring in at 9 inches long with about 7 of those being insertable. The shaft is thick and blunt, with its 1½ inch diameter. I found it to be nicely filling and in my opinion it should be satisfying for most. The tip is gently curved so that g-spot stimulation is easier to achieve than with your traditional straight vibrator. The shaft is made 100% pure silicone that is squishy and very flexible. In fact, it’s tad bit too flexible to provide ample pressure on the g-spot. The silicone of the Cyclone is velvety smooth to the touch. The shaft has some ridges which don’t provide much in terms of stimulation, but they are there and can be felt.

The vibrations from the Cyclone are nice.  The intensity is fairly low to moderate, but they are the deep and rumbly kind. The benefit to this lower intensity of vibration is that it makes for a fairly quiet toy. The vibrations are well felt midway down the shaft where the motor is located while I found that, especially on the lower settings, the vibrations tend to become diffused as they reach the solid silicone tip of the toy. On the highest constant vibration setting, I found that the vibrations were still not strong enough to be very satisfying on my g-spot, although someone who’s looking for a less intense amount of stimulation may find just what they like in the Cyclone. There are 3 speeds of  steady vibrations: low, medium, high; and patterns of roller coaster, escalating and pulsating.

The “E-Z Load” battery compartment is not easy at all; it is actually very difficult to open and involves having to hold your mouth just right. When you do finally manage to get it off, just pop 2-AA batteries into the battery compartment and slide the lid back on. Instead of a simple twist off cap, this one is the type that you have to push and slide open.  If any lube gets on it or you hands, it can be too slippery to open. However, the tight-fitting battery case (backed up by its o-ring) and waterproof buttons provide a toy that’s capable of complete submersion for both water-play and clean-up. And, it seems to be true to its waterproof description as I’ve dunked it in my bath water and no water has gotten into the battery compartment.

The button that changes the patterns is large and even illuminates red so it’s quite hard to miss. I sometimes hit it while thrusting, then would have to cycle through the settings again to find my preferred speed. The 3rd speed, believe. I did find a way around that though, and that is turn it off (props for a power button!) and start at the first speed again, which is much quicker than cycling through all the speeds and patterns. There is no locking feature. No biggie — that just means that you must take the batteries out when not in use (which is recommend anyway), especially when traveling.

Overall, I think the Cyclone is a decent vibrator. It just doesn’t live up to it’s description as a g-spot vibrator, per se, but this a perfect toy for someone looking to graduate to a new level of vibrator without too much intimidation. The Couture Collection is certainly a step up in quality compared to the basic California Exotic vibes.

Thanks, FunWares!

This product was provided to me free of charge by in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC  guidelines.

Tantus has a new-ish line of Little Secret vibes. The entire line is a combo of a bullet topped with a high quality silicone sleeve. There are five different designs and colours — all of which are  so colorful and playful — so, of course, I want to collect’em all! To start me off, Tantus awesomely sent me the Spoon (the orange one!) for review.

The bullet is a chrome bullet — I will say right off the get-go that I love, love, love this bullet! This is a single-speed, no patterns kinda bullet, which is operated by a push-button located on the base. The cap is sealed by an o-ring making it waterproof and fully submersible.  The pointed tip is amazing for pinpoint stimulation, the length makes it easier to hold onto, and the N-battery is more powerful than watch batteries. The N-battery actually puts out enough power that I can orgasm without a problem.

The bright electric orange sleeve is made of nothing but the best — 100% ultra-premium silicone. It is soft and plushy, with  a glossy finish. There is a bit of a surface drag but, as always, lube will increase the pleasure. The sleeve fits snugly over the bullet and is a bit frustrating when trying to remove it for the first time. I found my myself tugging, pulling, wiggling, and twisting away at the little bugger. When I finally got it off, I added a dab of (water-based) lube into the sleeve before reinserting the bullet which allowed it to easily slide in and out with no friction.

While the Spoon is advertised as a g-spotter, I find that it lacks in length for g-spotting purposes. It could maybe reach a very shallow g-spot, but I doubt it. The broad flat head is great at spreading the vibrations and stimulating a larger area, and if you are anything like me who requires a little bit of pressure on your clit, this is definitely worth snatching up. The Spoon also pairs up nicely with other Tantus dildos, such as the Alumina Flow.

In terms of power, the vibrations are decent with and without the sleeve. It’s definitely not a powerhouse but let’s face it — they’re bullets! While the bullet is pretty strong and will provide pinpoint stimulation if you remove the sleeve, the flat head of the sleeve causes the vibrations to be more diffused — something I initially thought would be a disappointment.  Turns out, I love the vibrations! It is virtually silent and perfect for those who like to masturbate on the down-low.

As for cleaning; very simple. Since the sleeve is made of 100% silicone you can wash it with an antibacterial soap and warm water, bleach it with a 10% bleach solution, or plop it into a pot of boiling water. For the bullet, merely wash it with an antibacterial soap, or a toy cleaner and you are good to go. I recommend removing the sleeve before any kind of cleaning to ensure you get any gunk (eg. lube, juices) that may collect between the sleeve and the bullet.

Overall, I think the Little Secret Spoon is a wonderful little vibe. In most cases the expression “Great for beginners” is code for “This buzzy little bastard is too cheap and too weak to get me off”. But that is not the case with the Little Secret vibes — these little wonders are the ideal starter toy. Honestly. They are well-made, attractive, discreet, powerful, waterproof, light-weight, easy to use, and affordable…..and collectable!

I’m a total colour slut and I now crave the entire rainbow!

Thanks, Tantus!

Save 10% off any Tantus Little Secret with promo code “VENUSETC10” at checkout!

This product was provided to me free of charge by Tantus in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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Flexa PleaserI’m a bullet girl. There’s no doubt about it – I love my bullets! I also believe that every woman should have at least one bullet in their toy box. Bullets are quite a versatile toy that vary in many different shapes, sizes and styles – I tend to collect’em all! It’s like a Pokemon thing. That’s why when I seen the unique design of the Luv Touch Flexa Pleaser Waterproof Massager from Pipedream Products, I just couldn’t resist!

The Flexa Pleaser is a waterproof bullet massager, with 10 functions of pulsations and vibrations, attached to its handle/battery compartment by a flexible stem. The bullet itself is about 2 inches long with a girth of about 3 1/4 inches. The stem is 2 inches long and the handle is about 5 1/2 inches long – giving a total length of  about 11 inches. The stem  is very flexible – too flexible actually. I found the more I bent the stem the more flexible it became over time.  With not much pressure added the stem bends so I can’t get the direct pressure I require. It’s more like a surface vibration than a deep vibration.

The vibe is made of plastic, coated with a nice smooth velvety finish and with a little dab of lube it feels fabulous against the clit!

The single touch power button which is located at the end of the handle is super easy to control. The handle also houses 2-AA batteries (insert/remove them by twisting of the cap at the end). Just push the button once to turn it on and continue pushing to cycle through all the different variations of vibrations and pulsations, and then again to turn it off again. Having to cycle through all the settings can be a bit of a drawback for some, especially if you need a quick turn-off. No biggie.
Vibration patterns:
  • slow continuous vibration.
  • medium continuous vibration.
  • fast continuous vibratons.
  • short deep pulses.
  • 4 short pulses followed by a medium pulse.
  • rollercoaster continuous vibration.
  • rollercoaster pulse.
  • 6 long pulses, 6 medium pulses, and then lots of short pulses.
  • 10 short pulses then 1 very long pulse.
  • Teaser : many short pulses then 1 very long pulse.

Clean it with warm water and soap or a toy cleaner, wipe dry and store it. Storing is just as easy, with no special storage precautions you can store this just about anywhere while you don’t have to worry about it reacting with other materials in your toy box.
The Flexa Pleaser is an alright toy. I like it.  It’s ideal for anyone new to sex toys and who is going for discreetness, and variety while  looking to not spend much on a sex toy. It has plenty of vibrational options to experiment with,  it’s modestly sized, smooth, and far from intimidating. It’s more a soothing vibration and doesn’t have much oomph for you vibe veterans or Power Queens out there, but  it does certainly have enough to get the job done. What I like most about the Flexa Pleaser is that if accidentally spotted, it could pass as “just a massager”. It doesn’t scream “sex toy” in any way and I have no problem leaving it out where it can be seen.
Thanks, Pipedream!

**This product was provided to me free of charge by Pipedream Products in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

Need a vibe that’s small and discreet but still delivers the power you need? Then look for further! The Le Reve Bullet has everything you need in a bullet….and more!

The Le Reve Bullet by Pipedream is a small, discreet, waterproof, multi-speed bullet vibe. While it is designed for clitoral stimulation, you shouldn’t let that stop you from exploring other erogenous zones such as nipples, testis, perineum or any other area that heightens your state of arousal.

It is made of a hard shiny ABS plastic so it is completely body-safe as it’s non-porous, hypo-allergenic, phthalate and latex free. It won’t absorb any bacteria and since it’s made of ABS you can use any lube your little heart desires!

Like most bullet vibes, Le Reve is very discreet in size measuring only 2 1/4″ in length and 2″ in circumference. It is the perfect sex toy for traveling. It is small enough for me to throw in my purse or pocket. Best of all, it is REALLY waterproof so I can take it in the shower with me!

Le Reve is controlled by a one-touch button located on the bottom. Push it once to begin its lowest speed, push it again and it begins to vibrate at its second speed, one more push and it powerfully vibrates at its highest setting. To turn it off simply push the button once again. Don’t let its small size fool you though – this micro bullet surely packs a punch! I was very impressed when I ran through the settings for the first time! Rarely do you find a bullet with such powerful abilities. This is definitely a bullet for the power-queens like myself! It is INSANE!

Speaking of power, this tiny wonder bullet is powered by 3 watch batteries. Inserting and replacing them is quite simple. Just unscrew the cap, insert the batteries, screw the cap back on, and you are ready to go. To remove them just unscrew the cap, give a little tap and they fall right out. There are even 3 batteries included to help get you started! BONUS!

Clean up is a breeze. Since it’s waterproof just run it under warm water and wash it with an antibacterial soap or you can use your favorite toy cleaner.

Le Reve is available in six different colors. I chose pink – of course!

I seriously could not find anything I did not like about this bullet. It is absolutely ah-maaaazing! Much thanks to Kevin at Pipedream Products for giving me the opportunity to review this wonder-bullet! It definitely is a dream.

**Pipedream sent me this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.