Review: Tyv the Chimera, by Strange Bedfellas

Over the past few months, I have had the great fortune to get acquainted with a new friend. This friend has been a solid presence in my life, and has been there for me when others have failed. This friend came to me at a time when I was feeling down, and has stuck by me through thick and thin. This friend is solid, versatile, steady, and has found a place deep inside me that fills me with joy.

So tell me, have you accepted Tyv into your heart?

Not to offend anyone, but Tyv is a near-religious experience brought to me by Strange Bedfellas. The orgasms I have with Tyv are intense, soaring, epic, sweeping, and generally just really great. Let's look at the specs on mine:

Size: Large
Firmness: Medium/5
Color: Premade marble of sparkly teal, sparkly blue, and white; SB does not seem to have named color options, but their pours are vibrant and beautiful.
Head Circumference: 5.25" / 13.3 cm
Head Diameter: 1.6" / 4.06 cm
Largest Circumference: 7.25" / 18.4 cm (shaft); 8.5&q…

Review: Sportsheets Beginner Strap-On Harness

If you're anything like me, you probably spend a lot of time browsing forums for fantasy sex toy users. Even if you don't, you've probably at least glimpsed a few collection photos, or have looked at some of the fantasy toy shops. One thing that might have crossed your mind is, "How the hell would you put one of those things in a harness?" Perhaps you didn't even know that was possible. Perhaps you think there must be some special rigging or technique. I am glad to say that you would be wrong: It is possible to strap on a fantasy dildo, and you don't need anything elaborate or expensive to do it!

Introducing the Sportsheets Beginner Strap-On Harness: simple, inexpensive, and comfortable. The one in this link is the lush model in purple, but they have many other styles available. You can pick this one up in your local sex toy shop, which is where we found ours.

Sportsheets is not a brand we had heard of before, but they are readily available. We walked i…

Review: Hunter, by Bad Dragon

I've tried many toys out in my day. At last count, my list spanned over 50 models by Bad Dragon alone. Today, I'll be talking about a recent addition to my collection: Hunter, by Bad Dragon.

Formerly known as the Mountain Drake, Hunter's design comes from the now-abandoned Bad Dragon Labs, where users could create and submit their own designs. Xan is the user name of the person who submitted Hunter's design, and I must say, they have quite the imagination! This drake's muscular structure is something else in use, and it's perhaps one of the most visually appealing models on the market today.

There is just so much to love here. The head is short and tapered, leading to a trifecta of textures in all directions: shallow horizontal ridges on the anterior, a unique bubbly pattern on the posterior, and smooth bulges resembling muscle fibers running down the sides. The knot bulges out noticeably, and it's a smooth progression down to the base, which is quite narro…

Review: Leviathan by Dread the Empire

I'm back after a holiday hiatus, and do I have some dick for you! Or, more specifically, these fine people have some dick for you. This past month, I have been casting my net far and wide to scope out the finest in fantasy peen, and our very first non-Bad Dragon toy arrived just last week. Introducing the Leviathan, by Dread the Empire!

Dread the Empire is a company based on Etsy, where you apparently really can find anything. Three years ago, I would have balked at the notion that people make and sell dildos on Etsy. I thought every toy came from a company like Bad Dragon or Twin Tail Creations. Once I started hearing about these smaller outfits, I was loath to think that they could hold a candle to the larger toy companies. How wrong I was - and I am very glad that I was!

After weeks and weeks of researching toy-making methods, reading reviews, comparing prices and sizes, and generally hemming and hawing about branching out to "indie" toy-makers, I decided on the Levia…

Review: Archer the Ultimate Fantasy, by Bad Dragon

I was out with a cold last week, and have been so ill that I haven't had much energy for anything. On the tail end of my illness came a time when my husband couldn't hold back any longer - and frankly, neither could I. So, he donned our strap-on harness and I flopped into bed, and we took a ride on Archer. Archer is perhaps Bad Dragon's plainest dildo, but that doesn't mean it's boring. What began as an April Fool's Day joke became one of their best-kept secrets. And guys, I'm not joking when I say that Archer may just be able to heal the sick... though that could be due to the magical color scheme we got ours in.

A complete cold care kit. Just add chicken soup.
Despite its plainness, Archer was one of the first toys I was eyeing back when it was still just another bullet point on our wish list. Specifically, I wanted it in Full Spectrum, Bad Dragon's rainbow coloration. Something about the perfect smoothness of the shaft, the uniformity, makes it look …

How To Begin Your Sex Toy Journey

NOTE: There is a debate that jelly, PVC, and other materials are unsafe for use in sex toys. These claims are not baseless, and these materials can be quite dangerous over long-term use or to individuals with sensitivity to them. I do not recommend, and have never recommended, that they should be used over a long period of time or without proper caution. Many sex toys of dubious material contain phthalates. These chemicals have been shown to be harmful in lab tests.

Most people use these toys with no side-effects. I myself have used jelly toys with no problems. I do not recommend that they be used frequently or for long periods of time, and I do advocate that they be covered in a body-safe barrier such as a condom. If you're in doubt about the safety of these toys, do not buy them. Look for metal, glass, or silicone, which are all proven to be body safe. 

Whether you're new to penetration or just paddling in the shallows, choosing your first sex toy can be a daunting task. Near…

Review: Nox the Night Drake, by Bad Dragon

Hello, lovelies! I'm back from a much-needed vacation, and ready to dive into my toy collection again. Hubs and I only brought two dildos with us, and today I'm going to discuss one of them: Nox, one of Bad Dragon's most popular toys.

Nox is what you might call a BD staple - almost everyone who has even a modest collection has a Nox, and it's often recommended to beginners. From the picture above, you can see why: smooth curves, a tapered head, and a streamlined design make it one of Bad Dragon's most beginner-friendly models. It has just the right kind of form to set it apart from mainstream dildos without making it intimidating, and I always recommend Nox to anyone who is looking to branch out into fantasy toys.

Currently, I only own one Nox. I hope to remedy this situation soon with the addition of a large to my collection. Once this happens, I'll post an updated review. For now, I will provide the specs for my lonely little night drake:

Size: Medium