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Friday, August 28, 2009

What girl doesn't love a bit of foreplay?

I answered my door the other day and my neighbor had my dog. Again. He's a sneaky little thing who keeps digging holes and waiting at doors for someone to let him in after his potty breaks. Well I noticed a plain package on the door step and I didn't recognize the address so I opened it then and there in front of my very Christian neighbor. What was inside the package? A California Exotics Intimate Foreplay Kit. Oh the look on her face...I simply said "oh, I had better call and see what this is about," smiled and came inside. The invoice was for Sexperts. I was chosen as one of 100 people who will be reviewing products for the California Exotics Blog. I am so giddy and excited!!!

So I tore open my new toy and tested all the parts out to be sure everything worked and began reviewing.

California Exotics Intimate Foreplay Review:

The Basics:

The California Exotics Intimate Foreplay Kit is a small kit featuring a corded bullet with three different heads for use. The toy is plastic, so nonporous and is Phthalates and Latex free, as well as hypo-allergenic. Plastic is easy to care for; warm water and soap (preferably a toy cleaner) or wiped down with isopropyl alcohol. Easy as can be. I like that. An added plus to plastic toys is you can use any any lubricant you want without damaging the toys. Yay!

The kit included the battery pack which takes two AA batteries. I would have preferred no cord and for the batteries to be in the bullet, but that might have taken some of the strength of the motor away, so I guess it's ok. The base of the bullet has bumps, which are not as hard as they look on the top of it for stimulation. Around the bullet there is threading where the other two tips screw on. The second tip is a finger tip with a rubbery area with soft nubs, and the third is a curved beehive shaped tip that is great for insertion. The whole kit is velvet-cote so it is soft and sensual, wonderful for partner play and romantic moments.

I didn't care too much for the battery pack. It almost seemed cheaply made. The plastic is very light and the closure on the back had trouble staying closed a few times. The on/off is controlled by a circular control. Turn it all the way down and it is off, just turn it up to turn it on. The plus side of this type of control is the subtlety in changing speeds, I like the gradual change with no sudden stop and start again. The down side is that there are no other functions, only speeds. Also, if you touched it just so it would turn up or down. A light indicated when it was on, which is nice because if the bullet is not plugged in you will know if you accidentally turned it on. The cord also plugs in snugly, so it won't just fall out while playing like some do.

How well it worked for me:

The Intimate Foreplay Kit by California Exotics offers up a powerful vibration. As well as the powerful vibration there is a loudness to it, but I will gladly take the noise in exchange for the vibration level. As I used the bullet kit, and I was pleased. It didn't give me life changing orgasms or anything, but I did enjoy it. I used the first nubby tip as a clitoral stimulator. I found the bullet alone was a little bit too hard for me to use there, but it gave great vibrations to my nipples. The finger tip head provided a good vibration and was great for clitoral stimulation as well as insertion. With deep powerful vibes the fingertip head focused the vibrations through the nubbed pad on the flat side. The ribbed, for lack of better words, head was my personal favorite. The ribbed tip of the bullet offered up focused vibrations through the tip, which forced the vibes into a concentrated area. Because it is curved I was able to angle it more easily and use it easier than the other two as well. Know what else? It can hit your G-Spot (although bullets really aren't made for insertion). Because of the size of the bullet and the tips you can get anywhere from 2.5 inches to 4.5 inches of insertable length.

Overall, I adored this kit! It is super cute, non intimidating for those newer to toys, and easy to use as well as has a ton of power! Even the packaging is great. A simple package showing a couple and the kit contents. Nothing disturbing, it is kept classic and clean. Even those new to toys would appreciate that. The are no instructions included, but I think the kits is pretty self explanatory. This is a great way to explore yourself and your partner. If you have never owned a vibrator before this would be a great starter kit. You get a bullet that converts basically to a vibrator with three different tips to experiment with.

A few safety notes:

*Be sure to clean your toys before the first use and after each use.
*Take you batteries out to prolong battery life.
*Please do not stick the bullet in your rear! Just because there is a cord doesn't mean it won't break off and you are stuck with a bullet in your butt. While the ER staff will be tickled, you will not be laughing.
*I don't recommend this, or any corded toy be taken into water. It's just a bad idea.
*I know this can be sanitized, but I always recommend condoms when sharing toys; better safe than sorry.

Noise Level: 3.5/5
Vibration Level: 4/5
Value for Price: ?/5
I will update this once the product is released officially
Overall Star Rating: 4/5

Happy Orgasms,



RockyLafemme said...

Thanks for reading my review and posting a comment. I take it the first you heard you were accepted was when your box came as well. I almost opened in front of my mother, Goodness!

August 30, 2009 at 10:04 AM
J's Curious Alley said...

I actually had to contact them in order to figure it was so funny :)

August 30, 2009 at 4:05 PM
Sammi said...

Looks like a fun kit - funny how they didn't notify!

August 31, 2009 at 5:32 PM
J's Curious Alley said...

From what I gather they didn't notify anyone. That's ok though!!! I certainly don't mind surprise toys in my mail :)

August 31, 2009 at 8:34 PM
The Toy Geek said...

I'm suddenly very very grateful not to have applied. Unexpected packages cause all manner of grief in my household when they contain BBC documentaries or action figures, I cannot begin to imagine what chaos that might have caused!

September 6, 2009 at 12:14 AM