Author: Violet Fenn

Putting a new spin on an ancient design

This is a sponsored post. However I only ever write and/or publish sponsored pieces if they fit into the usual SDRR remit – no jarring adverts for vitamin pills or pyramid schemes here!  I couldn’t help but be fascinated by the idea behind the Dodil when its designers first got in touch with me. I’m used to sex toy manufacturers throwing all the bells and whistles at their products and hoping some of them stick, so the idea that someone had simply reinvented the plain old dildo seemed almost ridiculous. What can you do with a design that is...

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Review: Lovehoney Deluxe Wand

*** I do love wands. By which I mean that I really, really love them. They are basically made to do one thing, and that thing is to bring the user to squealing paroxysms of delight. The best of them do this very well, but there are so many of them around right now that a product has to be pretty damn special to make yer average sex toy reviewer sit up and take notice. Once you’ve seen one sexy excitement stick you’ve pretty much seen them all. So does the Deluxe Wand from Lovehoney stand up to close scrutiny? Let...

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Review: the Mysteryvibe Crescendo

I have been waiting to review the Crescendo for years. Literally years. I first met the designers at Eroticon three or four years back and kept in touch throughout the process of bringing it to the market. I held its cleverly motorised ‘vertebrae’ in my hand before I’d even seen the fully finished item. The whole thing seemed new and interesting and potentially brilliant. So having a fully realised Crescendo actually under my roof was super exciting. Everything was going to be perfect, right? Erm. Let’s start with the good points. It was developed by very clever and genuinely lovely...

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Memento mori – man in white, 1885

*** I found this memento mori photo on eBay (whilst actually looking for shoes, the algorithms clearly knowing what I like) and it’s still for sale at the current time.  This poor chap was only 34 when he died in Paris in 1885. The seller has helpfully included a photo of the back of the print, which tells us that the deceased was one Alfred Jules Montel – I’ve had a quick google but can’t find any further details, not helped by the fact that there were clearly a lot of Montels in the area around that time. It’s...

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Review: Womanizer 2Go Lipstick Suction Vibe

  I‘ve reviewed suction vibrators before, but Womanizer really is the top drawer version of these products. Not only was it pretty much the first one on the market, it’s also consistently held up as being the best.  But is it? Is it really? Gather round, my pretties, and we shall investigate.  Those lovely ladies at Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium (best sex shop name ever) sent me the Womanizer 2Go, which is a lipstick-shaped version of the Womanizer but works in the same way as the original, by creating suction around the clitoris. Waves of air pressure then give the ‘vibration’....

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“There was a young lady of Hitchin, Who was skrotching her cunt in the kitchen; Her father said "Rose, It's the crabs, I suppose." "You're right, pa, the buggers are itching." ‘Nursery Rhyme’ from “The Pearl” (1879)