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School of Kink Review

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

This review was originally published on the I Love Claude blog here. You should click over to see more ’cause it’s a rockin’ blog!

The Pinkening: Introduction to Spanking

You can google “how to spank someone” and get millions of helpful (or unhelpful) tips and instructions, but nothing beats (ha!) being taught in the flesh by two experienced players. In fact, one of the joys of a kink workshop, is that sometimes you are literally being taught by the flesh: in this case the steadily pinkening flesh of magical kinky pixie, Alice, Miss Dee’s assistant. You can read endlessly about the pros and cons, for example, of “warming up” your spankee, but where else will you be invited to actually feel the warmth emanating from a freshly spanked behind?

One of the most engaging aspects of the workshop was the way in which Miss Dee interacted with her bottom (and her bottom’s bottom, of course). By asking Alice to describe the physical sensations of being spanked cold, versus spanked after being warmed up, or how thigh-slapping felt different to arse-spanking, not only do you get to witness first-hand the delightful, playful and easy intimacy between two people who clearly trust and enjoy each other, you also get an immediate, detailed account of sensation: how differing techniques, postures, and intensities actually feel, in the moment of…application. This is incredibly useful for beginners (and even the most experienced players): for the bottoms among us, it can give us a helpful and descriptive preview, while for the people out there whose palms have already started tingling at the thought, it can tell us how it feels for those lucky kittens on the receiving end of our attentions, and we can better gauge how to apply our newly learned skills with the palm and the paddle.

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While Alice provides constant feedback on how various techniques or intensities feel, Miss Dee is guiding you through an in-the-flesh demonstration of technique (flat palm, cupped palm, positions and postures, the “sweet spot” and safety tips about where on the body to be cautious, and where to always avoid), the different kinds of scenarios, scenes, and fantasies that inspire spanking, and the relationship between top and bottom (dominant and submissive; spanker and spankee). That’s part of the joy of watching a demonstration. You get to see the intimacy between people and really understand how communication works when you’re playing in the kinky world. Miss Dee, a hand constantly tickling or warming Alice’s bot-bot, or thigh, or breast, while she describes technique or shares stories, takes the time to explain consent: what safe, sane, and consensual play really means. She explains that it is the responsibility of both players to communicate, to check in, to make consent a constant, continual process, and to read and gauge your partner’s bodily reactions. She explains that she knows, for example, what it means when Alice stomps her feet and snorts a breath, “like a little pony,” because they have played before and she can interpret Alice’s specific reactions. There are times when Alice, too, will helpfully interject to explain what her startled, stompy foot movements and sharp breaths mean: “It’s ok. That’s my happy dance.”

The workshop – and it’s definitely an interactive tutorial, not a lecture, where questions are invited, paddles are passed around and tested, and stories are shared – was an informal but structured guide through the world of spanking, and a great, gentle (so to speak) introduction to kink and BDSM. The group was delightfully diverse, with a range of genders and ages, people from different backgrounds and levels of experience, and Miss Dee’s humour and openness, and her playful banter with Alice, created a lovely, relaxed vibe. People stayed afterwards and chatted with each other, or drifted over to browse together the shelves of paddles Max Black has on display, and there was a sense that, aside from picking up some truly useful tips and advice, a charming side effect of the workshop was a sense of camaraderie and of connection: there was a feeling that in the hour or so we spent together, we made a little community. When one participant asked for advice from the group on how you reveal your tastes to an existing partner, worried they might not share your kinky interests, or how on earth you even find a partner who you could explore with, someone else turned to them and said: “Look around you, honey. We’re everywhere.”

Stronic Eins – a whole new kind of simulation stimulation!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

German brand Fun Factory has definitely raised the bar in the toy industry with this entirely innovative never-before-seen motor technology of their Stronic series! To put it mildly, I certainly did not say nein to reviewing the Stronic Eins.

Warning-this is NOT your traditional style of vibrator. But, if you are looking to try something entirely different I definitely suggest having a play with the Pulsator!

Instead of offering traditional vibrations, the Stronic Eins delivers a fun thrusting, back and forth movement for a more realistic experience. To get technical, the motor contains solid metal which moves in a hollow body to produce deep frequency pulsating thrusts. It is a completely unique experience.

Because of the thrusting movement the toy does need to be held in place, however only lightly as you should let the toy take you on it’s personal joy-ride! As with most Fun Factory products, this toy is made from a beautiful thick and soft silicone which always feel luscious on the body. Plus it has all the perks of a deluxe toy being beautifully designed, rechargeable, water-proof, lockable and has many easy-to use stimulation modes- just scroll through using the + and – button.

With 10 different stimulation modes, the toy has a lot of different styles of fun thrusts to offer! Personally, I think that the fifth mode is the most interesting as it starts with a purring rev-up and then delivers a slow rocking thrust!

Plus I love that they have an Emergency OFF! (or as I prefer to call it the Emergency ON!)button- the ‘FUN’ button.

In terms of pleasure, the G-spot is stimulated in a different way to other vibrators as the back and forth movement against the G-spot increases your arousal and continues to build.

I always believe different toys cater to different moods, the Stronic Eins definitely serves its purpose when you’re wanting a bit more action or something a bit more dynamic out of a toy.

The main reason why this toy does not receive a 10/10 rating from me is because the slightly raised mound on the toy designed for clitoral stimulation does not really offer much in that department. I would suggest to use this toy in conjunction with another clitoral toy or if Fun Factory could add a vibrating tickler to this toy in the next generation, it would be THE toy that stole the show!

However, for a purely internal toy it is a truly fun and one-of-a-kind experience and is one that I think every girl should try once(if not more)!

I would also suggest that this toy should be used by intermediate or advanced vibrator users as it is quite different from your standard toy. For first time or beginner players, I would recommend starting with a traditional vibrator and then adding this to your collection later.

Stronic Drei and Zwei

                                                                     STRONIC ZWEI                 STRONIC DREI

As for the boys you haven’t been forgotten! The Stronic Zwei is the latest addition from Fun Factory’s Stronic series to be released-so imagine this same concept but back-door friendly.

And COMING SOON. . . is the Stronic Drei ,which is designed for those who like that extra ribbed feel whether for back-door or vaginal penetration.

Step to the side oh mighty vibrator, there’s a new toy in town. Introducing, The Pulsator.

The Stronic Eins and the Stronic Zwei are now available at Max Black.

New LELO Generation 2 Has Arrived – Ina 2, Mona 2 & Elise 2 In-Store Now

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

It’s Spring, the sun is finally out, and that means that new toys are arriving – and one of the most exciting releases of the year is upon us – LELO Generation 2 has arrived!

Sporting an all-new motor, improved design and new waterproofing amongst other upgrades, the Gen 2 Lelo Vibrators are going to be a very popular plaything with women and couples worldwide- especially all those devoted Lelo owners who’ve been waiting for a tech upgrade in these best-selling pleasure products.

We can hear you ask, ‘what’s so new’? Oh, it is our pleasure to tell you….

POWER, POWER AND MORE POWER

LELO Gen 2 is packing a whopping 100% increase in power from an all-new motor – go on, pick up your elise, turn it up to the highest level, then double it – that’s the power in these amazing vibes. Best of all they are still whisper-quiet even with the new strength.

FULLY WATERPROOF

Not just splashproof, WATERPROOF. Lelo know you sometimes like to relax i nthe shower, or the bath, or a spa, so they’ve impreoved the silicone exterior and recharge connector to make it totally waterproof. Play anywhere, anytime and cleaning is now easier than ever!

4 HOURS PLAY FOR 2 HOURS CHARGE

The rechargeable battery inside Gen 2 not only manages to feed that stronge new motor, but also last even longer. You’ll get up to 4 hours play from the new vibrators with just 2 hours on charge. Good for your play, good for your wallet, and good for the environment.

Now for the toys….

Introducing MONA 2

MONA 2 has an updated shape and g-spot focused design that makes full use of the new power while feeling a little more generous in the size department.

Introducing INA 2

INA 2 is very ver yexciting. They’ve been listening to women in over 20 countries and as a result the clitoral stimulator has been redesigned entirely. It’s now thicker and more flexible whilest feeling a litle softer to the touch. The longer stem shape means that every woman can now enjoy simultaneous g-spot and clitoral stimulation.

Introducing Elise 2

Elise 2 has a new all-over silicone shell – from the base to the tip, and twin motors (one in the tip and one near the base) for maximum impact and divine resonance!! They’ve also upped the number of modes from 5 to 8 so you have even more ways to vary your play.

There’s even a cute little video of the new INA 2 on LELO’s youtube channel – we’re also sharing it on ours at Youtube.com/user/MaXXXBlack where you can catch the videos for Mona & Elise also. But since you’re here already why not just press play on the video feed below?

New Review: The No Excuses Guide to Soul Mates

Friday, June 15th, 2012

There are times in my life I could look back on now and feel foolish.

And I’m not talking about those times at the pub doing obnoxious a-capella renditions of Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of my lungs whilst playing air guitar and standing on the pool table. On a school night.

I’m talking about the times I was sure I had found ‘The One’.

Silly me. Yep, six months of swanning around, blissfully declaring that I had found “My Soul Mate”…. only to wake up one morning, roll over and think, “Really? YOU? I thought YOU were my SOUL MATE?!?!” before running from the building at full speed, half-dressed, screaming in terror and wearing only one shoe.

Then there were the times of knowing, deep within, that this time I actually had found my Soul Mate, like really-really-actually-for-real-this-time. The electricity. The intense passion. The sublime spiritual connection. And at the root of all this, the certainty that the feeling was mutual.

Until I got dumped.

You know that moment when the world crumbles around you as you lie bloodied and broken, heart shattered on the floor?

Yup. We’ve all felt it at some point.

These moments of heartbreak and disillusionment send us into limbo. Some days we curse the day we fell for the soul mate myth. What a crock. “Soul mates are for gullible wimps and they’re not even real anyway,” we say. “I’m gonna be a player. I’m gonna leave a trail of broken hearts. Once I’ve eaten this entire pack of Tim Tams.”

Other days we might call our best friend and wail through the phone, “The soul mate IS SO real and my one dumped me, I’ll NEVER leave the house again!”

It becomes apparent that, in order to restore our faith in humanity, we must find another soul mate to fill the void and end the suffering.

So we go out looking for The One. We search ALL the bars. ALL the clubs. We roam the streets. Every cute shop assistant is a potential soul mate. And after quite a few uninspiring dates and at least three bit-of-a-shocker hookups, we start to get really down. “Why can’t I find my soul mate? What’s wrong with all these people? Maybe it’s just me? Why am I not good enough? Am I destined to walk this earth alone forever? I’m so ugly…”

Does any of this sound familiar?

If so – well, I read a book recently which was really helpful. It’s called The No Excuses Guide To Soul Mates by Stacey DeMarco and Jade Sky.

This book explained a lot for me. So get this – according to DeMarco and Sky, Soul Mates do exist. But not in the traditional sense. For instance, it’s not like there’s only One Perfect Match for you in your whole life and if you screw that up, well you might as well be dead. There’s more than one type of soul mate. Some are platonic, some are romantic, some are very physical, some are more spiritual. Even our teachers, family, or best friends can be a type of life-changing soul mate, and we attract them into our lives at different times depending on where we’re at – in that moment.

Something clicked for me as I read this book. I could actually look at each soul-mate-type and relate it to my own relationships and experiences. Suddenly these feelings of having found The One didn’t seem so misguided and foolish. Those people were special to me for a reason. Sure, they would be wrong for me now. But for me then, they were…the One.

DeMarco and Sky show you how to detox from a bad relationship and move on, build your personal power, break destructive patterns, and make dating FUN again. It’s a very heartwarming, empowering, and comforting book.

If you’ve ever had any kind of doubts, guilt, embarassment or bewilderment about any of your ex-“Soul Mates” – don’t beat yourself up, give this book a read. It might just give you some closure.

The No Excuses Guide To Soul Mates is always available at MaXXX Black. To view or purchase online please click HERE.

– Fae Fox

Hot & Sticky (or why I love nipple pasties) by Fae Fox

Friday, April 27th, 2012

[Introducing a brand new author to the MaXXX Black Blog – the fabulous Fae Fox. She’ll be whipping you into a frenzy over all the things she loves, so stay tuned for regular posts!]

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So….I loooooove nipple pasties. You know, those gorgeous sparkly adornments that you stick on your nipples using eyelash glue?

Whether they are cone-shaped, star-shaped, heart-shaped, sequinned, tassled or covered in diamantes, these babies are the ticket to instant pin-up glamour.

WHY PASTIES ARE AWESOME:

1. They have a classic, burlesque look that makes it impossible not to strut while you are wearing them.

2. They are pretty much like being completely topless, but just a smidgen more stylish ie: you can rock these without looking like your average drunken party-flasher, or The Girl Who Forgot Her Top.

3. They give your boobies a perky, flirty look which oozes sex appeal whether you are big or small in the bust.

4. We all know that hiding our eyes behind sunglasses can add mysterious glamour; well so does covering up our delectable nipples with shiny things!

5. You don’t have to be a tassel-twirling boob-gymnast for pasties to work for you. A lot of pasties don’t even have tassels – no twirling necessary. Just stick’em on,  and stick’em out.


6. Which will inevitably have all those poor suckers begging: What lies underneath, and can I please put it in my mouth?!?

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MaXXX Black stocks a big range of different kinds of nipple pasties and tassels. If you come into our Newtown store you’ll find them in the accessories section, and very soon we’ll be offering them in a new fashion section on our main site www.maxxxblack.com. Right now you’ll find the very latest pasties from Bijoux Indiscrets are available to purchase online. Just CLICK HERE to see them.

Review: Tantus Realdoe Strapless Strap On

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Back in late May we brought a couple of Realdoe samples over from the states to trial. Maybe we shouldn’t have been surprised that they sold out within just a couple of days. The Realdoe is a fun, sexy new offering from the Feeldoe family of products – and the most natural yet.

Thankfully our new shipment has arrived which finally gives us a chance to review it….

The first thing you’ll notice is that the Realdoe is made from an all-new material. Unlike the super-slick high-gloss surface of the Feeldoe range, Realdoe has a more realistic texture – feeling like a firm blend of velvet and silk.  It’s perfectly safe, platinum-grade silicone so you can still use it with your favourite water-based lubricant. For this review we used LELO’s Personal Moisturiser, which felt wonderful against the toy as it also has a ‘realistic’ feel.In fact we highly recommend using a lubricant with Realdoe as it makes everything more sensual, fun, and easy.

It’s also big. Not huge mind you, but big. At 15″ long it’s a very long toy, but the thing to remember is that the insertable length is much smaller at only 6-6.5″ – which is just about right for most of us.  It’s 1.5″ at it’s widest and when worn the ‘wearer’ looks very impressive indeed!

Like the Feeldoes the wearer will need to find the best way to wear and use the Realdoe. It requires some control over your kegel (PC Floor) muscles – but one benefit of this toy is that over time it will certainly work out that area.  If it’s your first double dildo like this you can’t expect to be thrusting away like Casanova right out of the gate. But after some very fun practice it not only gets easier, it starts to feel natural. When it feels natural that’s when it gets good – as in good, hearty, strap on sex.

If you want to get straight to the good hearty stuff, use a harness. At least at the beginning. Otherwise try using it while lying on your back til you get used to the weight and feel.

Whether you use it on your man or your woman this is a great realistic dildo. Our testers’ partners said that after the initial play the Realdoe really did feal like a real member. It’s moulded testure and perfectly formed head help add to those sensations, especially during more vigorous play. The ridges at the base of the shaft were a nice surprise – they rub against the clitoris with each thrust – and that, combined with the super-strong vibe in the base makes it deeply pleasurable for BOTH partners.

In short, we love this new update from Tantus. It gives us something new to play with, and for our gender play fans out there this is going to be must-have.

Review: Men’s Fleshlight Vibro Touch

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

The Fleshlight Vibro Touch is the latest in the Fleshlight range of Men’s pleasure toys to hit MaXX Black – and boy do they pack a punch!

Vibro Touch Texture

Fleshlights have undergone a steady evolution since they were first introduced and although the exterior shapes have generated a lot of interest, particularly when the Fleshlight Girls were launched, it’s the inside of the soft Superskin inserts that do the trick for me. Aesthetically It might be nice to know that you’re slipping inside something that was modelled on the labia of a porn star but it’s the ingenious textures inside that really make these products stand out.

Vibro is made out of the same patented Real Feel Superskin, a material that is incredibly lifelike, and still packaged in Fleshlight’s trademark discreet flashlight casing.

Vibro Touch features the ‘touch’ texture insert and 3 vibrating bullets. Each of the Vibro Fleshlights have three little pockets located on the back face of the insert which you insert up to three vibrating bullets into. These little bullets are surprisingly powerful but remain very quiet.

I was a bit concerned that with the vibrators installed that the whole Fleshlight would be rocking and rolling but surprisingly that isn’t the case. Even with all three vibrators on you can put the Vibro down on a hard surface and it really doesn’t move around much at all. The vibrating bullets also stay securely in their pockets during use, and  won’t fall out even with the most vigorous of play.

The Vibro Touch’s inner canal is similar to that of the STU and the Speed Bump but instead of bumps it has hundreds of little tiny “fingers”. I started out by warming up my Vibro Touch in the sink, like I do all my Fleshlights, by giving it a nice bath and getting it nice and warm. It is essential you give any Fleshlight toy a good wash before the first use as you’ll want to remove any powder/starch from the inside of the toy.

Fleshlight Vibro

Then its time for some lube. Lubricant is the other must-have – and you can use any water-based lube you like. Just use it.

Now, I recommend starting by not using the vibes. The “touch” insert is freaking amazing! Add even one bullet and those hundreds of tiny ‘fingers’ tingle and buzz away – and as you add bullets to the sleeve the sensations get deeper, more intense and incredibly stimulating. Another added bonus of the three vibrators is it makes the opening a bit tighter, which is never a bad thing.

The “fingers” inside of the Vibro Touch are angled, when you push inside you slide smoothly in but as you pull back the fingers kind of catch on you, especially around the head of your penis, and the vibrations just wiggle those little fingers all along the length of you.

The Vibro Fleshlight is bound to be a hit and absolutely goes on my favourite toys list. For guys looking for a vibrating pleasure toy that will satisfy ALL of you (not just the tip) then this is a home-run. It doesn’t try to ‘simulate’ anything, it’s a whole new experience in itself, and one he’ll want to return to again and again.

Review: Smartballs Teneo Uno (Kegel Balls)

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

It’s no secret that MaXXX Black is a big fan of Kegel exercising (or pelvic floor muscles if you like). The results from simple exercises and toys can make big differences to a woman’s health and sexuality, and it’s impact is felt as much by their partners as by the women themselves.

So this week we’re reviewing Fun Factory‘s kegel offering – the Smartballs Teneo Uno.

Available as either a single ball, the Teneo Uno, or two balls connected, the Teneo Duo, these are slightly different in design than the original Smartballs, but they still come packaged in the Fun Factory way. The box has a clear window on the front so you can see the product, and then the back of the box has flaps that open up to reveal another clear plastic window. The insides of the flaps are printed with basic information and a product map. Inside is the Teneo Uno encased in a clear plastic clamshell, a sample of water-based lube, a small Fun Factory product catalog, and user’s instructions (printed in several different languages).

Smartballs Teneo Uno are similar to the original Smartballs in that they’re hollow with a smaller weighted ball inside that rattles around, creating subtle vibration and internal stimulation. The idea is that the PC muscles will naturally contract to keep the balls in place, so that just wearing them will help strengthen your pelvic floor, but their weight also adds some resistance, giving the user something to squeeze against.

An improvement over the original, Smartballs Teneo feature a indentation on the bottom for easy insertion. It’s a perfect fingertip-sized groove, and it makes positioning a cinch. There’s also a silicone retrieval cord attached to the bottom for hassle-free removal.

Our testers noticed distinct differences in their muscle strength in as little as 14 days. For most women, with daily use, you will start to notice changes (and they are GOOD changes) withiin a month. Interestingly, it was our testers’ partners you noticed changes in muscle strength and ‘tightness’ first.

For women who are looking at duo balls, geisha balls or kegel exercisers for the first time, the Teneo Uno is ideal. It’s lighter weight and shorter design will be easier to hold in. They’re almost totally silent and the mild vibration caused by the internal ball are subtle but still pleasurable. Combine it with your favourite clitoral vibe and you’ll have a fantastic solo play session too!

Like all of Fun Factory‘s toys Smartballs are made from 100% Phthalate-Free Silicone and are safe to use with water-based lubricants. In fact, your kegel exercises are going to be easier, more fun, and more pleasurable with a little of your favourite glycerin-free lube.

Smartballs Teneo Uno and Teneo Duo balls are available from MaXXX Black’s web-store and Newtown store from just #35.00.

NEW PRODUCTS: Realistic Dildos Are Back @ MB!

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For a while there many visitors to MB thought that we had something against realistic-shaped dildos and sex toys. There were only a couple of options, and usually not flesh-coloured. Our most popular realistic toy – the Magnetic Attraction – was discontinued last year and that prompted us to go out and see if we could find some real-looking and very real-feeling toys to meet the demand.

We didn’t realise so many of you wanted them, but now we do there’s no stopping us! We’ve got 5, yes FIVE,  NEW toys to show you today – and they all fall into the “real” category. They are all in-store right now, and except for the Realdoe, you’ll find them on our web store from today too!  Enjoy…

The Realdoe

The latest innovation from Tantus has seen their world-famous Feeldoe range expand to include a realistic version that has to be seen to be believed.  The Realdoe is 100% medical-grade silicone, and feels firmer than the other toys in the Feeldoe family.

It is a strapless strap-on designed to give skin-on-skin contact without breaking continuity of action to adjust straps and buckles. The bulb is inserted vaginally and the PC muscles hold it in place as the shaft protrudes at a natural angle. The bulb also makes a great ergonomic handle for self-penetration and solo play.

As far as gender play and harnessless strap-on play is concerned – this dildo is King. Available in-store only (will be online very soon).

Tantus Hank

Hank is one of the latest silicone dildos to be released by Tantus Inc – and we are one of the first stores in Australia to stock him! This super-smooth and realistically textured piece is actually very charming.

From the neat head to the sweet little balls at the base Hank invites your touch and is not too big – so lots of different players will love bringing this out for fun.It’s even harness-compatible!

All this wrapped in that famous Tantus Platinum-Grade Silicone that is easy to care for and will last for years.

Tantus Adam

Adam is so simple it’s sexy!

With a lighter realistic texture and an amazingly real soft-feel ‘skin’ Adam is the high-end dildo realistic fans have been waiting for.  He’s seven inches long with a diameter of about an inch and a half at the widest.

We are a little bit in love with Adam. From the slick smooth shiny head to the lightly textured, velvety shaft he’s a bit of a dream.

Like all Tantus dildos Adam is made from pure silicone, and features a harness-compatible base.

Wildfire Real Man Cyberglo

Once upon a time we stocked a dildo called the Magnetic Attraction. It was super-real to touch, firm enough to play with (even in a harness) and a fantastic packing dildo because of it’s ability to fold down. Then the manufacturer stopped making it, and hundreds of disappointed people lamented the loss of a great toy.

Until Now.

Real Man Cyberglo is the Magnetic Attraction, reborn. It is the exact same toy on top, only with the addition of a suction base. It is still harness-compatible though.

Oh, and it glows in the dark.

Fleshjack Brent Everett

Our first item from the Fleshjack range (they are the ‘brother’ products to the best selling Fleshlight toys) is the Brent Everett realistic dildo.

Moulded from the international adult star himself, Brent Everett’s Fleshjack debut is one of the meatiest new toys at MaXXX Black.

A solid 8″ long and generous 1.75″ wide, this is a much firmer-feeling toy than the others, however it’s solidness and weight make it a fantastic toy for solo and hand-held play – although it will snap into a harness with the right ring.

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So there you have it, or them, and if you want to know more just pop into the store, or click the title links above and you’ll be whisked off to our online store.

Sex Toy Review: Lelo Ina, A Different Kind Of Rabbit Vibrator

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Despite the Ina’s deceptively understated design, its function and shape have everything to do with maximum sensual satisfaction. Lelo is a company whose design aesthetic is consistently the perfect marriage of beauty, quality and functionality; with the Ina they have developed a luxurious dual action vibrator with a discreet, sophisticated look and the most intricately choreographed stimulation modes on the market.

Description and Materials

A newer member to Lelo’s Femme line of adult pleasure objects, the Ina is a multi-talented dual action vibrator with a shape that’s reminiscent of the traditional ‘rabbit’ vibrator. The Ina is made of a combination of materials: a velvety, phthalates-free high grade silicone that’s draped over a rigid body, and a shiny ABS plastic for the handle. The massager is a mid-sized vibrator that stands at 7.8 inches long with an insertable length of 3.5 inches. The available colors to choose from are a vibrant red, purple, or lime green.

The Ina’s S-shaped dimensions are practically identical to the Mona with the exception that it has a clitoral stimulator attached to its tapered middle. With such a lightweight (4.6 ounces to be exact), ergonomic design, it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and is extremely easy to maneuver. It’s powered by a rechargeable built-in lithium ion battery, which affords up to 4 hours of play time from a mere 2 hours worth of charging; it also has a 90 day long stand-by period. There’s also a very useful self-locking feature that’s designed to prevent accidental activation.

How it Works

The massager contains two individually operated motors, one at the clitoris and one located near the g-spot, controlled with an intuitively designed, built-in interface. The 4 button control pad easily regulates speed and stimulation modes, giving the user precise control over sensations. The eight pre-programmed pleasure modes are the crowning glory, ranging from continuous, soft flutter … to intense pulsation. A few of them are so elaborately synchronized that the sensations oscillate, heighten and pulsate between the pleasure points like a finely tuned harmony.

Packaging & Storage

The packaging is nothing short of spectacular. The outer casing is a cardboard sleeve with an attractive, yet understated, design and sports a color scheme that complements the color of your Ina. Sliding it off reveals an elegant gift box, reminiscent of one that normally only encases precious jewelery. Also included is a luxurious satin pouch for safe-keeping, a multi language user manual, and a charger – as well as Lelo’s one year warranty agreement.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Lelo Ina

Proper care and maintenance will greatly increase the function and lifespan of this product. First, only use water based lubricants since silicone based varieties can potentially make the toy’s surface permanently tacky. Secondly, wash the toy before and after every use with hypoallergenic soap and warm water, making sure to rinse it off with hot water and patting it dry with a lint-free towel. However, take care to avoid submerging the toy into water; it is not waterproof and getting the inside of the DC socket wet may damage its operation.

Critique

Now we get to the good stuff. Thanks to Lelo’s ingenuity and excellent engineering, the Ina has eight of the most finely tuned stimulation

modes ever. Not only are these options impressive, they can also be turned up to high levels of intensity, answering the call of buzz-hungry users who need a tad more throttle than a run-of-the-mill vibrator can offer. However, sensitive users need not be intimidated as the Ina is still capable of offering the precise control and gentler speeds that Lelo is known for.

The shape of the body is absolutely ideal for tantalizing the g-spot and the shaft’s rigidity offers more control and adjustability. Another positive point is that the vibration is well distributed throughout the body of the toy, being most concentrated at both pleasure points – but without spilling over to the handle (that would inadvertently give one’s hand too much vibe).

One downside of the Ina is that it is not waterproof, and at the price it’d be nice to have the option of shower play. Another smaller drawback to consider is that the clitoral stimulator is a tad stiff and presses quite firmly against the erogenous zone; luckily, its hardness does relax a bit after repeated use.

Audibility

Despite the fact that the Ina is quiet powerful, it is still among the quietest vibrators available on the adult toy market. When set to higher speeds, or the more complex program modes, the frequency is somewhat audible emitting a medium pitched frequency, but its sound is hardly enough to distract or irritate.

Lelo Ina

Long Term Appeal

Those who love the function and feel of a dual action vibrator will be nothing less than thrilled with its performance. Rest assured that the Ina, like most other Lelo pleasure products, will consistently keep you very satisfied.

Value

The cost of the Ina is on the higher side. However, its dependability, performance and innovative construction make it well worth the investment in the end. And as a consolation, you never have to pay for batteries.

Final Thoughts

You’ll have no regrets saying, “The Ina is ‘a-mine-a’.” Its unparalleled pleasure modes, gratifyingly sensual ergonomic shape and superior construction make this adult plaything a top rated pick. We rate it at top-notch 10/10.