We Tested A Trio Of Really Different Adult Novelties From CalExotics. Here’s Our Review:
By Alison & Tony aka “Leather and Lace”
It has been a while since we’ve reviewed products from CalExotics, although we are part of their “sexperts” team. So rather than make you wait for room in our editorial schedule, and to make up for lost time, we are posting three reviews in one feature.
We think that you will EMBRACE the new rabbit vibrator, be INSPIREd by the remote controlled personal pleasure object that is also part of CalExotics charitable efforts. Also, the Apollo will bRING new delights to couples play, All of these are meant to “enhance romance” and intimacy. Each will please couples in very different ways.
Which do you like the best?
“Pink”matters! That’s why CalExotics has produced Inspire, a new line of female-centric products whose sales benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. A Portion of the proceeds from each purchase of this the Inspire items will help fund Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a program to assist people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. The CalExotics Inspire line features several different types of sexual health and wellness products designed by women for women. “The positive effects of taking care of one’s sexual health are well-documented and these products will help support women as they rebuild their sexual lives going forward,” said Susan Colvin, Founder and CEO of CalExotics. The Inspire collection ranges in suggested retail price from $78.99 – $136.99, and includes Kegel exercisers, arousers, wands, a dilator kit, breast massager and this intimate teaser.
The Intimate Teaser Vibrating Remote is an “Inspire” item. Leather and Lace Advice took it for a test drive.
The Intimate Teaser is a system which allows you to remotely control a personal pleasure device through a controller that looks like a woman’s compact. It is cute and clever and even has an interior mirror to check your makeup. The pleasure portion of the wireless unit designed to fit within the outlines in a panty. The design is curved and organic, made to fit the intimate contours of a woman’s body. This Intimate Teaser is made of a waterproof, and easily-cleanable premium grade silicone in soft pink.
Unfortunately, it’s not silent. Unless you are truly adventurous, you will want to use this one in private or loud, semi-public places.
Operating the Intimate Teaser Vibrating Remote:
The buttons on the control are easy to understand. An interesting safety system means that the Intimate Teaser is not “armed” until the front of the pleasure part of the unit is activated and it vibrates once, telling you it is ready. From that point, it is under the control of the mirrored compact which may start the vibration and control the 10 functions/patterns and 5 speeds at will.
It is important to note that once started, the vibration continues until it is turned off at the compact/controller. However, it cannot be turned back on without “re-arming” the pleasure part of the Intimate Teaser unit. Also the person using the compact/controller (f it’s not the actual wearer of the pleasure part of the unit) must be within 20 feet to operate the Intimate Teaser.
We liked the attractive look of the pink Intimate Teaser with gold accents on the controller/compact. Both parts are charged with a dual USB charging cable (included). Charged completely within two hours, it will run two hours on high speed, and two hours on low speed.
Who Will Benefit From the Intimate Teaser?
As with any personal pleasure device, the effects from woman to woman vary greatly. Obviously, proper positioning is important and thinner body types may find that they have better contact with the unit. We found the effects of the Intimate teaser to be reasonably stimulating . While it doesn’t have the same kind of intensity as a vibrator offering direct stimulation,, if you are wearing this under your clothes and you’re not sure when the “tease” of the vibrations will begin or end, heavy stimulation would not really be disturbing. But it’s a fun adult toy that is great ofr someone who wants to give control to your partner to allow them to surprise and excite them, not knowing when they will start the action. For more information visit the CalExotics Web Site
CalExotics Embrace Massaging Rabbit with Pleasure Ball
There are lots of “Rabbits” in the adult toy world, but the Embrace Massaging Rabbit with Pleasure Ball by CalExotics is one of the best we’ve tested. This silicone massager with silver plating accents not only looks good, it is presented elegantly in a nice presentation box.
This unit is very organic in shape. It is designed to follow a woman’s natural interior contours and to provide direct stimulation to her clitoris. What makes the Embrace Massing Rabbit With Pleasure Ball unique is not only does it directly stimulate the “G Spot” but it has little fingers and a little three ball massager which work magic on it.
The presentation is elegant and impressive with a nice foam padded box. Inside is the Rabbit with 7 functions of indepenant vibration, pulsataion and escalation in the stimulator plus a 3-speed rolling pleasure ball with intense massaging action in the shaft. To operate, hold each button independently or 3 seconds to turn it on or off. There are not one but two buttons with associated lights to tell you whether they’re on or not. The upper button and the red light are for the pattern and intensity of the G-spot stimulator. Directly below it is a blue light and a button which controls the pattern and intensity of the vibration of the “rabbit.”
The unit is USB rechargeable with a state-of-the-art memory chip that will resume the last function used. Considering how many functions you might choose, this is a welcome benefit. The rabbit will run 40 minutes on high 50 on low and charges completely in an hour. It’s also waterproof,
As much as we liked the performance of the Rabbit, operation of the unit is a bit awkward with two buttons and two independent operational functions on one vibrator. If you are “flying solo” with this rabbit it is virtually impossible to see what you’re doing, so you have to feel your way with touch and that means basically “guessing” what speed, intensity, and pattern you’re going to adjust for, or set one ahead of time and stick with that. The “handle” portion where the controllers are situated is rather small which makes it easy for self-use but also challenging when used with a partner since access is limited. Similarly, internally “small” women may require a reasonable amount of lubrication because the “head” unit is larger than many other in this category, making insertion more challenging.
All this aside, this rabbit is novel and lovely. In our tests, we found it to be lively and powerful and fun for experimental play with a partner, but every woman knows that a rabbit is also a really great friend to have on a solo night. For more information about the CalExotics Embrace Massaging Rabbit with Pleasure Ball Click Here
Men: You’ve Got the Power
We don’t usually review men’s “pleasure objects” but the Apollo Rechargeable Power Ring of 100% silicone with 7 functions, one is designed for couples.
Women are split between those who like a man to stimulate their clitoris during the process of making love and those who don’t. For those who do, they are destined for disappointment when doing “doggie style” because it is practically impossible to get a hand where it needs to be. The Apollo Power Ring is designed to correct this. It fits over the male and hangs down at exactly the point that should give pleasure to a woman. As a vibrator it provides that “extra stimulation”which many women need to reach satisfaction.
This unit is designed to fit relatively loosely on most men to keep it from being uncomfortable and the vibration is keyed to it’s function, which it to stimulate nicely but not overwhelm. This particular unit is a soft grey and feels stretchy and comfortable, as opposed to some types that may feel like “instruments of torture.” For men who normally wouldn’t consider tryhing one of these rings, this one is a good place to start. However, some of the other units are designed to remain absolutely in place, painful as that may be. Therefore, the Apollo performs at its best for “doggie” or on a larger male. If used in a “missionary position” it may shift from where it needs to be on a smaller male or during vigorous activity.
For more information on the Apollo Rechargeable Power Ring click here