This second post is about the myriad of products that Durex have sent me over the last few months.

Deluxe

First up is from the new range of ‘Feeling’ condoms from Durex, called Deluxe.  They are described as ‘the Diamond standard in thinness’, which is meant to offer you and your partner extra added closeness and new sensations.

When Occam first opened the packet, we were both initially impressed by the superior packaging, and intrigued by the ‘micro fine’ condoms within.  We hoped these would be as mind blowing as Durex suggested.  Unfortunately, as soon Occam entered me I wasn’t immediately impressed: the condom felt very un-lubricated, which produced a slightly ‘wooden’ feeling.  Worried that we’d just come across a slightly dodgy condom, we tried another one, but this too produced the same feeling.  Again, I could feel the condom moving as Occam moved, and it was a sensation I didn’t really wish to feel.  And at £9.99 for just 5 condoms, I ‘feel’ that you should try other products in this range….

Real Feel

Apparently these condoms contain RealFeel material, giving a natural skin-on-skin feeling.  After using the Deluxe condoms, Occam and myself were a bit skeptical, but obviously open to trying new things 😉

I think the only way I can review these is to say simply that we loved them so much we’re making them our mainstay choice of condom.  They really do feel great, and do feel like there is no condom there, so it’s like making skin-on-skin contact – this is where the Deluxe condom failed.  They don’t need any extra lube, they are non-latex (crucial to know if you’re allergic) and while they give great pleasure they also don’t feel so thin that they might break at any moment.  Always an added bonus.

This pack contains ten condoms, and costs £9.95 for the pack, which is much better value than the Deluxe condoms straightaway.  Add the fact that these are, by far, the best condoms either myself or Occam have ever used, and you can go ahead and add that they are also spankingly awesome too.

Play Sweet Strawberry

I’m very picky about lubes.  I find that any of these special edition flavours tend to irritate me…..down there.  Not pleasant, and it definitely takes the fun out of what’s meant to be a very pleasurable experience.  Don’t get me wrong – flavoured lubes come to the rescue if you hate the taste of condoms when giving your man a blow job (although I do prefer sans condom).  But I find it difficult to not have some sort of irritation with any lube apart from KY Jelly.

Anywho, just recently I’ve had a few problems (I won’t go into it and put a downer on things) which have meant that I’ve required the use of lube to just have even the most vanilla of sex.  Role up Durex Play Sweet Strawberry.  Let’s see what you’ve got.

I was instantly impressed by the fact it was strawberry – why wasn’t this done sooner?  Why go for the exotic (and perhaps run the risk of a lot of people being put off by) flavours, such as Pina Colada?  Strawberry is loved by practically everyone, and especially during Wimbledon (which was when this lube was launched).

We’ve only tried this once, and I think it’s definitely my favourite of the Play range of lubes.  Occam may take more convincing, purely because he’s one of the few people who don’t like strawberries.

Anyway, this lube does exactly what it says on the tin.  It’s a good lubricant, it didn’t cause me any irritation, both during sex and anal.  It tastes alright…..but I’d personally rather use it purely as a means of lubricant during anal, rather than as a supplement to my giving a blow job.

Play Massage Melts

Last, but not least, we have the 2 in 1 massage melts, so called because they can act as massage oil and lubricant.  There are six pods to each pack, and for £6.99 I think this is a reasonable price to pay if you want something different to your conventional lube.  For this product is not your standard lube!  These nifty little pods can be put in the freezer and left till they are like ice cubes.  Then you can pop one out and enjoy the lovely tingly sensation!

Occam and myself took this a little further: I was very intrigued about how these would feel in more intimate places.  So one night we tried sticking one of the frozen cubes in my ass.  This tingled a lot, and not in a good way.  But as it melted it provided a good lubricant, which meant easier anal sex 😉 Another night Occam put a frozen cube up my pussy.  That felt delicious.  And the sex afterwards was amazing (we also used the ‘Real Feel’ condoms, as mentioned above, so it was doubly awesome!).

Should you buy these?  Yes!

I have a multitude of reviews lined up for you, dear readers.  I’m going to split them into two posts, based on where the products came from.  The first part of my mega review session is all about Love Honey.  Occam recently bought me three items from this site:

Bondage Boutique Xtreme Collar

Occam bought me this one in red, and I have to say, on first impressions I really liked this.  I was really impressed it was actually leather, especially at this reasonable price (£28.99).  It just smacked of kink, and couldn’t wait to get home and parade around wearing it.  I was a little concerned that it would be too wide and I’d end up permanently looking up at the ceiling for the rest of the night, but this was a silly assumption.  The only problem I had with this was that it was too big for my neck!  There’s a buckle fastening at the back (this isn’t uncomfortable either), but unfortunately, even on the tightest setting this was still too big.  Maybe it would be a good suggestion to state the size, or, even better, offer different sizes!

But there’s a major bonus for buying bondage gear from LoveHoney at the moment:  they send out a ‘loyality card’, where you collect tokens with every bondage purchase.  Collect ten tokens and you get one free spanker, or carry on and collect 15 tokens to get two free spankers.  And LoveHoney give you two tokens for free!  Given that there’s a huge selection of bondage gear on the site, getting this many tokens isn’t going to be difficult.

I ended up wearing this collar with this:

Dreamgirl Red Diamond Strapped Babydoll

Oh good Lord.  How sexy is that?!  I was itching to get it on (hoping I’d end up looking like the model!).  This is made by Dreamgirl, a brand I’ve come across before, and really liked, but have always been cautious about the seemingly high prices for very little material!  Hence why I think that although this is lovely, and looks great on, I really wouldn’t pay £24.99 for it.

But more on how this looked good on, in case price isn’t an issue for you.  This dress come in one size only, which apparently will fit sizes 8-18.  I was very skeptical at how this could work but this fabric is very stretchy but is also flattering.  Because the fabric is mesh, and the dress is a halter neck, this really lifts your boobs up, meaning there’s no need for a bra, even for the most well endowed lady!

Occam had also bought me something else to go underneath this:

Cupid’s Itty Bitty Beginner’s Butt Plug

Occam bought me this as an extra present, as it was reasonably inexpensive (£8.99).  My immediate thoughts were that it was quite cute!  Very smooth and soft, this was easy to fit into my bum hole underneath the babydoll.  The main reason Occam got this was so I could essentially be double penetrated, which is a huge fantasy for me.  So when Occam entered me (butt plug in, babydoll on, collar strapped around my neck) it felt incredible.  And then *pop!*  The butt plug fell out.  After multiple attempts we concluded that this butt plug is great for beginners new to anal play, but not those who have anal sex on a (semi-) regular basis.   However, this could be a ‘starter’ butt plug, to just ease your bum hole a little before enjoying anal sex – one of the reviewers on LoveHoney had said that she wears it all day long!

I hope you’ve found this part of my review session helpful – the next part, on Durex products, will be put up the end of the week.

Valentine’s Day

March 11, 2010

Nearly a month later I am brave enough to go onto the Agent Provocateur website to get the pictures of my present, and almost certainly find out how much my present cost.  It’s not like I want to know, but it’s a by-product of blogging about my pressie.

This is what I was bought by my lovely man:

with the matching briefs.  They are incredibly sumptuous, and lovely to wear as the silk feels so soft and, well, silky against the skin.  And they came perfectly gift-wrapped!

I’ve just totted up the price in my head.

*Dies*

I know I shouldn’t have looked, but I wanted to share what fabulous lingerie I’d been bought!  I truly am lucky. And it just means I’ll make it up to him for peeking at the price tonight, most likely wearing this.

Durex review – part 2

March 9, 2010

Now I have a permanent lust-object in my grasp who seems to be kinky, or as willing to be as kinky, as me I decided to let him (who needs a name by the way) have a peek inside my sex drawer.  He was impressed.  He was also incredibly shocked by the amount of lube I had amassed – mainly due to Durex giving me freebies.  He enquired as to how one person could need so much lube, and I merely said it was due being very lucky in getting free samples.

So here’s our varied review:

Tingle

We didn’t exactly waste any time in trying out two of the samples.  Let me paint you a picture: myself, kneeling on the floor, bent over the edge of the bed.  Him kneeling behind me pouring lube onto my naked behind.  He rubbed the lube all over my buttocks, before dipping a finger into my bum hole.  At first, it felt good.  All I would have needed him to do was to reach round with his other hand and start rubbing my clit and I’d be on my way to a stellar orgasm.  But then the tingle lube did what it does best – tingle.

Although it says on the label ‘suitable for oral, anal and penetrative sex’ I really would not recommend it for anal sex.  Feeling your insides tingling does distract you away from any object that may be entering you – which could be a good thing – but it distracts you from feeling anything else – which is bad.  You can’t begin to feel good about what your man’s doing to make you feel like a goddess as your head is just going ‘this is weeeiiirrdd’.  Perhaps the tingle lubricant would be best suited to hand jobs.

Pina colada

Much better and can be used for practically anything.  This is by far my favourite (and possibly my man’s too!) due to its versatility.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It’s function is two-fold.

1. It works really well as a traditional lube – no tingly feeling.  This made sex extra interesting as my man couldn’t resist the gorgeous smell so went to town licking it all off of me before slowly (and very easily and comfortably with no pain – always something to avoid with anal play) and smoothly entering me.

2. I reckon it can double up as a food source – my man actually spread extra lube over my back just to lick it off.  Apparently it really tastes like pina colada!

2 in 1 massage mousse

Durex describes this as ‘fun, squirty, luxuriously creamy and beautifully sensuous on the skin. It’s light, non-sticky, non-drip and non-greasy too. Perfect!’

I have to agree.  We used this in a completely non-sexual way.  Ok, I was naked, but that just makes massages easier and even better.  We have yet to try it as a lube, but if it’s performance as a massage mousse is anything it go by we only have high expectations.  It was quite sweet smelling and definitely a unique texture compared to your normal massage oils.  We love it.

Well done Durex.

Scary

October 20, 2009

The new Agent Provocateur collection is called ‘Tarantula’:

Picture 3

Considering 50% of women, and only 10% of men suffer from arachnophobia, surely this was the wrong image to use to promote their latest range of lingerie?  I know it certainly makes me want to turn away!

Anyone agree?

I say part 1, as we only managed to get through 2 of them – the two being Play and Heat.  The lovely people at Durex also sent Pina Colada, Cherry and Tingle, which hopefully we will get round to (but this requires a separate post on relationship-type stuff).  So here goes:

Play

I have tried this before, both with William and with other people (although that wasn’t always strictly for sexual purposes!), but in the interests of science, we tried it again, to be fair.  William got straight into it: he went down on me, to warm me up, before lubing up one finger and sliding it into my very wet sex.  This was very pleasurable: there was no discomfort (sometimes I get this if I’m not ‘prepped’ enough) and it had a silky feel to it.  He then lubed up another finger, and proceeded to probe at my anus, before oh-so-easily sliding in, whilst still sliding a finger in and out of my vagina and licking my clit to oblivion.  The feeling was incredible, not only because he’d done all this in practically no time at all with hardly any easing me into it, but it actually felt good.  So good, that I came all over his face.

Very good Durex!

Heat

Heat was second on the list, so I decided to return the favour, after I’d suitably overcome my light-headedness.  I decided a hand job was in order.  I don’t very often give these: they are labourious, and it takes William a while to come even if he’s doing it, so I don’t have a hope in hell.  Also, I get very, well, worried I’m doing it wrong.  But all this was put aside, caution was thrown into the wind, and I lubed up the palms of my hands with Heat and started to give the hand job of my life: long, up and down strokes, with intervals spent just playing with the head, and sometimes using both hands.  I was leaning over him, so I took matters into my own, well, breasts, and thrust his throbbing cock between them.  I grabbed my breasts and simulated what my hands had previously done.  Now, neither of us could feel any heat that we weren’t generating ourselves, so I stopped what I was doing temporally and got William to read the instructions.

Ohhh, you’re meant to blow on it to activate it.  I see.  Back to hand job.  

‘Can you feel that?’, as I gave a new meaning to the phrase ‘blow job’

‘Er…not really…’ came the reply.

Hmph.  I decided to test it out myself.  If I blew onto my palms, which were coated in lube, I could feel the heat, not the usual coolness you get when you blow on yourself.  So the lube does work.  It’s just selective.

Durex lubes

June 3, 2009

A couple of days ago, the nice people from Durex asked if it would be ok to send me some products for me to test and review.  Who am I to refuse?!  Of course, I said yes, and today a huge package arrived for me.  I opened it excitedly to find:

IMG_0799All of these lovely lubes for me to play with.  I was planning on going round to William’s tonight.  Watch this space……