Pocket Pulse from HotOctopuss

Introducing

The Pocket Pulse is the latest offering from award winners, Hot Octopuss. Launched in September 2013, PULSE was different to any other toy that had come before it. By creating a toy based on medical technology, that looked more like a luxury piece of industrial design than a sex toy, Hot Octopuss changed the way sex toys were perceived, winning multiple awards in the process. They sit at the cutting edge of sex toy design, taking concepts, technology and materials from outside the adult industry in order to bring pleasure products into the 21st Century.
Their aim is to create products that go beyond conventional thinking, designed to fit in with people’s lifestyles, not just their bedrooms.

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Pocket Pulse

When I reviewed the PULSE my biggest complaint was the size and weight, in my little hands it just felt too unwieldy for me to use properly. Hot Octopuss are addressing that problem with the Pocket Pulse. Same great idea but updated and pocket sized for your convenience.

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The Pocket PULSE uses two large vibration motors which in tandem, deliver incredibly deep and powerful vibrations.
This lightweight stroker, which is held against the penis with a flexible arm, will take your masturbation technique to the next level– power in the palm of your hand.
Lightweight and versatile, the Pocket PULSE can be used flaccid or erect and is completely waterproof.
The Pocket PULSE Remote, with its additional remote control, offers flexibility for solo users as well as a heightened level of fun for couples play as your partner takes control.

 

Differences between the PULSE III and the Pocket PULSE

PULSE III uses a patented “piston”- like system to deliver a completely unique sensation. This ‘tapping’ – also known as oscillation – can only be achieved with toys which utilise PulsePlate technology. While the Pocket PULSE uses two large, conventional vibration motors which in tandem deliver incredibly deep and powerful vibrations. It’s the closest you can get to the intensity of PULSE III but in a lightweight, compact toy.

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Be the first to own the Pocket PULSE!

If you buy the Pocket PULSE, Pocket PULSE Remote or any other sex toy including the Queen Bee and PULSE III direct from www.hotoctopuss.com, you can use the code HGG15 at checkout to get 15% off!
 
Or if you’d like to try winning one, enter Hot Octopuss’s giveaway. To be in with a chance, all you need to do is follow on @HotOctopuss on Twitter and follow the instructions in their pinned tweet.

 

*Disclaimer – Hot Octopuss are one of my advertisers. Please support my website by clicking the links, having a look, and buying their product.

Sheets of San Francisco – Advertiser Spotlight

Introducing

This post is shining a spotlight on one of my advertisers, Sheets of San Francisco. I first got to know Mark at ETO 2016, drinking in a bar tends to lend itself to making friends that way. I already knew about their sheets but hadn’t had the opportunity to really feel them, so this was my chance to see (and feel) them properly. I loved them so much I ended up hanging out with the team (and helping a little bit) at Sexhibition 2016.

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Sheets of San Francisco

When it came to creating their unique products, Sheets of San Francisco wanted to make a high quality product that felt great, as well as being functional.

One of the main differences about them at Sheets of San Francisco was their determination to create a high quality, premium product that felt great to use, yet was extremely practical and durable. Their team spent many months researching and developing unique fabrics and designs which have evolved into the innovative range of products they offer today. They think that says a lot about them and their ethos.
Their range of fitted sheets and flat throws utilise their high quality engineered fabrics to provide products that are not just fluid proof but have a range of additional qualities, being breathable, highly tactile with a great feel against the skin, yet extremely tough. Amazingly on top of all this their sheets are extremely easy to launder ready to go again and again.
Designed to cater for a range of interest from intimate massages to messy lube sessions and even food play wax-play and watersports our fluidproof sheets appeal across the spectrum.

From the concept, the Sheets of San Francisco range of fluid-proof has developed into two distinct ranges, made up of very different types and looks of fabrics along with a third Custom range. Their standard range offers all the technical benefits of their fabrics in a tough yet sensual range of fitted sheets and throws in a full range of sizes. Their printed range is unique in the market and offers all the same levels of practicality in beautiful high resolution designs.

One of the key things about Sheets of San Francisco is their commitment to local manufacture of their products. They manufacture here in the UK for the domestic and European markets. They firmly believe that manufacturing here in the UK both supports and provides jobs in our local community and also enables them to deliver high levels of quality along with responsive lead-times. Win Win all round.

From SoSF

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This last pic is just for fun because at Eroticon 2017 I was lucky enough to ‘baby sit’ Elvis, the Sheets of San Francisco bear. He is very tactile, and lovely to hold and cuddle. I took him on some adventures and he was also very photogenic.

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*Disclaimer – Sheets of San Francisco are one of my advertisers. Please support my website by clicking the links, having a look, and buying their products.

WeVibe Nova

Duel-Stim Vibrator

The WeVibe Nova is a duel stimulation vibrator from this luxury sex toy manufacturer. WeVibe makes one of my all-time favourite ‘pocket’ vibes, the Touch, it is the toy I reach for most often. This company seem to really understand the products they’re making, and they try their best to deliver what people want. Even more importantly they appear to appreciate that not every vibrator will work for everyone, so they put out what might look like similar products but that work very differently.

Combines the pleasure of G-spot stimulation with powerful clitoral vibration. The unique design flexes with movement to stay in contact with your clitoris.
Nova rumbles like no other dual stimulator. The easy-to-use controls let you get the feeling just right. Increase or decrease the intensity or turn off the G-spot or clitoral vibration.
Mix it up to try new combinations, and make sure to take Nova in the bath or shower for a truly sensual experience.

From WeVibe

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WeVibe Nova

I’m not a huge fan of “rabbit style” vibrators (they just never seem to reach the right places or do what they’re supposed to), so I wasn’t sure how I would get along with the Nova. WeVibe have dispensed with the traditional clitoral stimulation of “rabbit ears”, and instead have added a flexible curved arm. It was hard to picture how it was supposed to work so I was curious to see it in the person.

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In person it is just as weird as it sounds. The clitoral arm is super curved and bendy but not as flexible as I expected. The shape of the main shaft is strange too, very narrow at the neck with a bulbous head. This head also has a humped shape to the bulb that is great for g-spot stimulation.

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The idea is that you bend the end of the clitoral arm in on itself so the point will stay in contact with your clit when you are thrusting. I totally understand the thinking behind this design, as the problem most people have with rabbit style toys is that the “ears” lose contact with the clit when you thrust. This issue is supposed to be solved with the bendy arm, and for many (like GirlyJuice, Dangerous Lilly, MissRubyReviews) it worked perfectly but I have to admit I still struggled with it. The clitoral arm just didn’t work with my body, it felt too pinpoint. I also managed to make it spring out of place on multiple occasions. I definitely think this was me though, not the toy because I know other reviewers didn’t have the same issue.

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I found the vibrations were strong and mostly rumbly, some settings did seem a bit more buzzy, and I definitely felt like the clitoral arm vibrations were stronger. I had a bit of trouble with the controls, a problem which can probably be solved by using the app on your phone but I needed two hands to use the WeVibe Nova, so this wasn’t really an option. The buttons just seem to disappear, they’re not quite raised enough that you can feel them properly when the toy is inserted, and I accidentally changed the pattern instead of intensity a few times.

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The one thing I truly loved about the WeVibe Nova was the magnetic charging cable. They have got the connection perfect, it stays in place during charging even when you knock the table it’s on. So many toys haven’t looked at how their magnetic charger connects closely enough, and as a result the connection is too loose. On this vibrator it is perfect.

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I liked the insertable portion of the WeVibe Nova but the clitoral arm just got in my way. The curved bulbous head nestled perfectly against my g-spot but not if I inserted it to it’s full length. I think you will know if this is likely to work with your body.

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Overall

Much as I really wanted to love this toy it just didn’t work for me. The vibrations are good and rumbly. It is a reasonably quiet, and fully waterproof so easy to clean. If you really want a rabbit vibrator and your clit likes pinpoint stimulation, I think this is one of the better options.

 

*I was given the Nova by We-Vibe in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This review does NOT contain affiliate links.

Horatio Slice Review

Book Review

Around 6 weeks ago I was part of the Horatio Slice book launch blog tour. I’d been lucky enough to read the first chapter way back when it was first being edited, and I’d been desperate to find out what happened. So when the author, Oleander Plume asked me if I’d like to be part of the book tour I jumped at the chance. She was also kind enough to send me the ebook, so I could finally find out what happened after chapter 1.

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Horatio Slice: Guitar Slayer of the Universe

horatio sliceFrom Go Deeper Publishing

Paperback, 538 pages, 14 x 3.1 x 21.6 cm

Oleander Plume writes light-hearted (but explicit) erotica with a heavy dose of humor. While she writes in a variety of styles, her favorite gender pairing is M/M. Or M/M/M. Or M/M/M/M. Who’s counting, anyway? She lives in Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and a couple of obnoxious cats.

 

You can find her online through the links below:

Website | Amazon Author Page | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

Horatio Slice is NOT dead. Gunner Wilkes knows a secret. Heartthrob rock star Horatio Slice is not dead. Sure, Gunner may turn heads with his big brain, good looks, and gym-built body, but his mind is on one thing only: returning his all-time favourite rocker and secret fanboy crush to Earth.

Review

The first time I read this it was in ebook form, and I read it really quickly. My kindle doesn’t tell you the number of pages, and I assumed this was a fairly short book, until I got the paperback and realised this is a monster epic. 500+ pages zip by so fast you won’t believe it. I love a book that draws you in, keeps you interested, and makes you forget how big it actually is. Horatio Slice does just that.

The first chapter is a perfect lesson in storytelling; it draws you in, makes you curious, and gets you to keep reading. The rest of the book lives up to the expectations created in chapter one. Oleander’s sharp wit, incredible descriptions, and amazing characterisations brings this book to life in a very engaging way.

There is a huge cast of characters but they are introduced in a natural way, that manages to make each one stick in your mind as an individual. I wish there had been more time to get to know the surrounding cast as well as the main characters but I don’t feel it was detrimental to the story, in fact I feel it allowed me to connect to Horatio, Gunner, Snake and Sugar more deeply. I cared what happened to them. I cared about Horatio’s story.

However, the story and characters aren’t all that Horatio Slice: Guitar Slayer of the Universe has going for it. The sex is HOT!!! And there is a lot of it. Sometimes, when you’re writing multiple sex scenes it can be difficult not to have them all coming out sounding repetitive. Oleander absolutely nails this issue. Each scene brings something fresh, and they are really hot (did I already mention that?). So hot in fact I had to stop reading it in public…

I can’t wait to read more of Horatio Slice’s adventures.

 

Overall

Great story, plenty of action, and characters you will love. It’s hot sexy space pirates…why wouldn’t I recommend it?!?

 

Buy Links for Horatio Slice:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | Inktera | GoDeeper | Kobo

Horatio Slice Online:

GoDeeper Media | GoDeeper Shop | Goodreads

 

*I received a copy of Horatio Slice from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review. There are no affiliate links used in this post.

WeVibe Rave

Internal Vibrator

The WeVibe Rave is one of the vibrators from luxury sex toy manufacturer We-Vibe. This company makes one of my all-time favourite ‘pocket’ vibes, the Touch, it is the toy I reach for most often. They seem to really understand these things, and try their best to deliver what people want. And more importantly they appear to get that not every vibe will work for everyone, so they put out what might look like similar products but that work very differently.

Rave’s unusual asymmetric shape makes finding your G-spot effortless. Press down gently on the ergonomic handle for firm, satisfying G-spot pressure.

A new dimension to internal stimulation. Add a twist to feel Rave’s pleasure edges stimulate the most sensitive parts of your vagina. Or use a pleasure edge for precise external stimulation.
Rave’s deep, rumbly vibrations satisfy your G-spot. The powerful vibrations are also perfect for clitoral stimulation.
From WeVibe
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WeVibe Rave

Before receiving the WeVibe Rave I was curious about it. The unusual shape and design combined to make me interested in finding out how it worked. I thought it was double-ended but it isn’t, and the insertable part is the wider end.  I sometimes have a problem with girth, so I was a bit worried about this.
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In the box you get the Rave, USB charging cable, storage bag, instructions, and a sachet of lube. The charging cable connects with one of those push pins. I have to admit I don’t really like them, I always feel like I’m going to break the toy, and it’s never clear (especially with longer pins) how far in you are supposed to push them. I also think this connection may be the reason the Rave is only splash-proof and not fully waterproof, something I find quite disappointing. You can still wash it with soap and water, and you’d probably get away with using it in the shower but it isn’t safe to fully submerse it for using in the bath. It’s a fairly small niggle but it is there. I just can’t understand why when so many of their other toys are waterproof they made this only splash-proof.

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I love how tactile WeVibe toys are, they make me want to pick them up and touch them. The silicone is matte finish, and it feels almost silky under your fingers. However, without lube it does have a slight drag to it, which I tend to find a lot with matte finish toys. There is only one word I could find to adequately cover how I felt about the shape, it’s weird. I think they have based the shape off the Laid D2 (who the WeVibe parent company acquired), it is asymmetrical, which may bother some people but I found it quirky, and I could immediately see the potential for g-spot stimulation.

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I needed some warming up before using the WeVibe Rave internally but luckily it is perfectly designed to also be clit friendly (whether intentionally or not). It is very easy to use it externally, and then slide it down to use internally. I really liked being able to do this. It’s not a big deal but usually I end up having to mess around juggling two vibrators, and trying not to knock either on the floor. This was a nice bit of relief from that. The shape worked best for me when inserted, and then either rocked with the handle, or twisted. This gave my g-spot two differing sensations, and playing about with them was a lot of fun, I still can’t decide which sensation I liked best, the pressure or the rub.

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WeVibe describe this as whisper quiet. I’m not quite sure I can agree with that but it was quiet enough that it wasn’t obtrusive, and it definitely couldn’t be heard from another room. It took about 90 mins to fully charge, and that lasted a good few hours (it actually still has life now and it’s been used a lot). Like the other newer items in the WeVibe range, the Rave is compatible with the WeVibe app. I didn’t play with this much because I need both hand to hold my phone but I also need a hand to hold the vibrator.

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Overall

I loved the Rave. From my first use it earned it’s place in my favourite toys drawer alongside my Touch. I’m not sure the shape will work for everyone but for me it was really good.

 

*I was given the Rave by We-Vibe in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This review does NOT contain affiliate links.