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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 Products: Fleshlight Renew & Fleshwash Now In Store

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

New to MaXXX Black are two products designed to keep you or your man’s fleshlight toys in peak performing condition.

Fleshlight have become the world’s number one selling men’s sex toys not just because they’re a little bit blokey, but ultimately because of the patented material and pattens on the inside sleeve of the toy – that’s where the fun is you can say. This highly realistic ‘cyberskin’ style material is brilliant, but over time and with extended use the surface of the Fleshlight and Fleshjack toys may become a little tacky, which can sometimes be made worse by using cheaper lubricants or soaps with the toys.

So Fleshlight introduced us to their clean and care line, and we liked it so much we brought it into the store…

Fleshlight Fleshwash


Fleshwash Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner is a must for any Fleshlight owner. This 4oz spray-on cleaner uses the powerful anti-bacterial ingredient, Triclosan to fight bacteria and keep your Fleshlight clean and sanitary. Fleshwash is recommended to clean Fleshlights and other sex toys. It is non-irritating to skin, not tested on animals, non-greasy, alcohol free, and safe for use on latex, silicone, and Superskin.
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Fleshlight Renewing Powder

Fleshlight Renewing Powder

Over time, your Fleshlight sleeve may start to lose some of its softness.
This is due to the Fleshlight powder naturally being worn away after multiple uses.
Keep your Fleshlight feeling like the first time, every time by using this powder to renew and restore your Fleshlight sleeves to their original softness.
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Available in store and online from today.
Look out for tomorrow’s article….How To Care For Your Fleshlight.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

Review: LELO Gigi

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Lusting after a powerful toy with a clever design? Something hand held with a unique shape that’s luxurious and beautiful to look at whilst not needing batteries (rechargeable!) PLUS it has to be perfect for exploration?

The GiGi is that toy.

Or, at least that’s what I was thinking after I tried it! Though well versed in the literature of the g spot and how to get ‘the most’ out of it, I felt I hadn’t quite experienced what all the fuss was about. Sure, g spot stimulation feels great, but the GiGi invites you into an entirely different experience. It lets you navigate the spot like a pro (and when you’ve got the right equipment, you feel like a pro too!)

What makes the GiGi so unique in comparison to other small to mid-size vibrators is its ingenious shape. It curves ergonomically and finishes at the head with a flattened, oval tip which is perfectly designed for that set of infamous glands that sit 6-8 cms within the front wall of the vagina (towards the urethra.) It basically ‘hits’ the spot without even needing to wriggle around and find it.

The medical grade silicone coating makes the toy feel so silky smooth and divine to the touch whilst the firmness of the core allow for that extra pressure needed to adequately stimulate the g-spot. Furthermore, the depth of vibration that this toy generates is remarkably impressive. Looking at how slim and hand bag sized it seems, it’s surprising just how powerful and ‘deep’ it feels. This type of deep vibration makes the most of g-spot exploration (and you can even feel the vibration transfer externally to the clitoral area – it’s that strong!) Of course, it can also be used externally and its smooth flattened tip is ideal for tracing around the clitoris and inner and outer labia, making the most of the toy and its features.

If you’re feeling creative, you can even team the GiGi with a bullet style vibrator externally to achieve a rabbit style experience with the added benefit of the tailored G-Spot design. Pairing the GiGi with the LELO Siri would prove to be a very explosive experience!

With 5 variable pattern modes and seven vibrating speed settings you could spend a whole weekend playing with GiGi, which her generous 4 hour charge would definitely allow!

Whether your new to toy play, have tried lots of others, or have just been eyeing off Gigi from afar now is a great time to get one –  MaXXX Black gives free shipping for orders placed online. So what are you waiting for?


Review: NJOY Pure Wand = Pure Pleasure

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

What Njoy Says…

The njoy Pure Wand provides a direct connection to your favourite Spot – G or P – or wherever feels so good. The Pure Wand is crafted with perfect curvature and ample reach so you can lay back and relax while you pleasure yourself or your partner with firm, controlled massage.

Out Of The Box

All Njoy toys come in a beautiful black display box lined in hot pink satin – which is not only sensual but handy for storage too. When I opened mine and took the Pure Wand out, I was pleasantly surprised at it’s weight. At 1.5 lbs., this is one of the heavier non-vibrating toys I’ve played with but it’s weight is more of a turn-on than a turn-off. It feels solid and smooth and cool and there’s something alluring about it.

Plus Sides

It’s a very discreet, nondescript, non-penis looking toy. Then there’s the great black wooden storage box. It does have the njoy name and logo on it, but it’s not like your Nanna is going to know what that means.

The problem with a lot of g-spot toys is that the curve usually doesn’t work out or there’s not enough of the toy to play with to make the curve work out. That’s not the case here. The length and the curve of the Pure Wand allows you to easily lay back, hold onto the Wand and get it in the proper position for successful g-spot stimulation. It was like there was a big handle on the toy, I loved it!

Bulbous endnjoy Review end detail

There’s a thin bulbous end and a thicker bulbous end for penetration, so there is options for different kinds of play. For ladies who can’t immediately accept thick toys start out with the thinner end and then as you get more aroused, treated yourself to more fulfillment via the thicker end.

The weight of the Pure Wand really does make a difference. Proper g-spot stimulation requires a toy that is firm and has some substance to it. The weightier and the harder it is (within reason), the less work we have to do to stimulate ourselves. I found with the Pure Wand that I didn’t need to use as much muscle for tapping or applying pressure. The weight and firmness of the metal helps to magnify your movements.

Being metal, the Pure Wand is very hard so it won’t bend or flex, another important ingredient in g-spot stimulation for many women. However you point and move it, this baby is going where you want it to. So once you find your g-spot with it, you just have to keep tapping or applying pressure to the same area, no guesswork.

Since it’s made of medical grade stainless steel, it’s a great toy to share with others and for anal play; it can easily be completely cleaned and disinfected because it’s totally non-porous. Cleaning is essential between partners and orifices.

But Isn’t It Cold?

It’s a metal dildo so, yes, it is going to be cold against your skin. For some, that’s an immediate turn off.  So it’s important to soak or run it under warm water, or keep it wrapped in a warm towel before you use it. That way, it won’t be such a shock. The good thing is it warms up very quickly, and retains heat well.


It couldn’t be easier. This is a medical grade, stainless steel dildo, a non-porous material, so you can completely submerge it in soapy water to clean and it will be completely disinfected. You can also take further steps, according to the instructions, by sterilizing in boiling water. Medical Grade Stainless Steel is an expensive type of stainless steel that will not rust. So there’s also no worries about your toy getting funky in the future.

Guest Comments (Another Use)

I showed this to my lady friend and once she held onto it she made the comment that by keeping it on your nightstand, it also serves as a damn good weapon against any intruders.

nJoy full review photo

The Verdict

Pure Wand by Njoy is a great G-Spot Toy! It has the all important weight, making finding and stimulating your G-Spot a cinch. The medical grade stainless steel is about the hardest material you can have for a toy, so that baby won’t flex or bend out of place. Plus, every tap and pressure you apply to your sweet spot will be felt. The curve and length of the Pure Wand is so comfortable to use that you won’t easily tire out from trying to maneuver the toy. It’s a very discreet and surprisingly pretty with a solid storage box to keep it in and travel with.

It’s a versatile toy, a thick and thin end gives you options for penetration. Since it can be completely cleaned and disinfected, you can use it for anal stimulation and share it with others, making it a great swingers toy. Since there’s no battery compartments, feel free to use it in your tub, shower, pool or whatever other wet environment you prefer to play in. Just make sure you warm this toy up because the metal material very easily stays cold, but don’t worry, it heats up quickly. Even though it’s not a vibrating toy, a little wiggle, side to side gives you the feeling of vibrations, a very nice surprise. I’ve been searching for a toy that can replace my husband’s awesome finger technique and with the Pure Wand, I have found just that!

Whilst not the cheapest toy in the toybox the Njoy range of toys will far outlast almost every silicone toy out there thanks to the materials, the ease of care, and the storage solution.

Vital Stats:

Size: Measures 8″ from end to end, straight across and 10″ measuring along the curve. Weighs 1.5 lbs. Thick bulb end measures 1.5″ from side to side. Thin bulb measures 1″ from side to side.
Water Friendly: Yep, there’s no battery compartment to worry about corroding, so splash away.
Extras: Wooden black storage box lined with foam and satin to keep your precious prize in, small instructional booklet.

Review: Tantus Pro-Touch Vibrating Massager

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

While Tantus make toys for a wide variety of people it’s their attention to detail, particularly for those of use just starting out with toys and certain kinds of play, that makes their products stand out.

Today’s toy review is the Tantus Pro-Touch, a versatile ‘finger-like’ vibrating pleasure plug that has all the right curves for both G-Spot and P-Spot (prostate) stimulation.

The Pro-Touch is a pure silicone toy that resembles a finger in both size (1-1/4″ diameter maximum size, but the first two sections are 5/8″ and 1″ respectively) and shape, with three bulged sections angled at the joints in the classic “come here” crook recommended for hot spot stimulation. The shape is great for a first anal toy, as the small start slips in easily once it’s lubricated and the waists or necks between the sections provide a spot to rest and get ready for the next section.

Unlike most finger-shaped vibes, this one (being silicone) has just the right combination of flexibility and firmness, good for conforming to the body without losing the benefit of the pressure on those oh-so-hot spots.  It’s small enough for amateurs while still providing all the sensation you can expect from toys with more bells and whistles.  In short, a great toy to fool around with and definitely one we would recommend for anal beginners, male or female.

The ProTouch, like all Tantus vibrators, can be used with or without the included micro bullet.   One major benefit to Tantus vibrators is that the space reserved for the bullet can also fit your finger, allowing for fine manipulation.  It’s almost like an extension of your own fingers!

The Pro-Touch is an extremely safe toy, a benefit for not only beginners but for everyone. The 100% silicone material is completely nontoxic and bodysafe, soft enough so you don’t have to worry about causing internal damage, and easy to take care of. Cleaning can be accomplished in many ways: soap and water, alcohol, or with a toy cleaner. Best of all, it’s compatible with all water-based lubricants, and we highly recommend one as the lube you use can make or break the enjoyment of a good toy like the Pro-Touch.  Swiss Navy, Sliquid, Pjur and Astroglide are all recommended for Tantus products.

So how does the Pro-Touch work as a vibrator? It includes a silver bullet vibe powered by 3 button cell batteries that amp up the stimulation. In terms of G-Spot play, the finger tip is best felt when the toy is inserted close to the base, and this combined with the firm silicone tip makes for good stimulation. It is also a good toy for foreplay as the gentle vibe stimulation is fun, targeted and can be used on the outside too!

As a P-Spot massager the vibrations can help ease entry and is a definite bonus for beginners as it promotes relaxation and comfort, as well as pleasure. It is best to hold the toy when using it for back door play however. The Pro-Touch is not designed as a traditional plug so it’s best to use this toy somewhere where you can hold it in, either with hands or some object. You can even use it in a strap-on for some hands free fun!

The Verdict? For guys, this is an awesome beginners toy that will deliver great feel whilst helping you to develop and explore p-spot and prostate play. For the ladies, this is a fun foreplay toy that can extend to being a light and exciting g-spot stimulator.  It’s a rewarding, easy to use and safe toy that should be in everyone’s toybox.