(M.Chistian's back with another review of an excellent sextoy)
To be honest, when I received the Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager I thought something had gone seriously wrong.
Not with the toy itself, far from it, but the price: I kept looking at how much I’d paid and then at what I got and kept thinking “where’s the catch? When is Amazon going to tell me there’d been a mix-up and I owed then twice, or even three times, what I’d originally paid?”
But, nope: this amazing (and I don’t use that term loosely) sextoy only costs $54.99--a screaming deal compared with how much similar toys run for--and for that you get something that’s equal to, or even better than, the quality of the competition!
Let’s talk about that quality first: when I first got the Cordless Ultra Wand Massager I was immediately struck by how well-made it was. From the ultra-velvety silicon that covers the wand--and which the attachments are also made of--to the engineering of its hardware, this toy looks and feels extremely high end and excellently put together.
Nothing about it feels cheap--far from it! In fact, I think a lot of other sextoy manufacturers need to learn from what Tracy’s Dog are doing, in engineering, materials, and especially packaging.
Don’t you just love unboxing a cool piece of tech? Well, Tracy’s Dog knows that same feeling and brings it with their Cordless Ultra Wand Massager: not only do you get their great toy, the attachments, a USB charging cable (no power adapter is included but it no doubt works with the dozens you have laying around your house), and neat little book of what’s included--all of them in an elegantly handsome box, as well as a neat little bag.
Normally, I toss out what my other toys come packaged in but not here: the box, its foam insert, and the neat plastic container for the attachments is going to be used and even proudly displayed. It’s really THAT cool!
But what about the toy itself? Well, here Tracy’s Dog truly delivers. The wand is flexible as well as sturdy, with easy to find (and use) controls.
Like their other toys, charging is done through USB: a pin connecter needing to be pushed through a small divot at the base of the silicon-covered handle. It’s touch freaky to do the first time, thinking you might have damaged it, but once you get used to it the operation feels totally comfortable--and best of all won’t accidentally come unplugged. Again, I wish other sextoy makers would follow this example.
Best of all, the wand has a great deal of pleasant vibrational settings, including a range of intensities and five different patterns--meaning that it will more than get the sexually-arousing job done! Topping it off is that, when fully charged, it can run just about non-stop for three hours.
On its own, the wand would be an excellent sextoy but the Cordless Ultra Wand Massager also comes with three finely-made attachments that fit easily and securely over the business-end of the wand.
Yet another sign of quality is that while these, at first, feel like they might be thin or, disastrously, might tear after long and (ahem) vigorous testing--including swapping them out as well putting them through their paces--never once did any of these silicon attachments show any sign of any kind of damage. Another plus side is that they, and the wand itself, are all easy to clean with some hot water a touch of dish soap.
And even, by some fluke, they did get damaged the folks at Tracy’s Dog also include with the wand and all it’s parts a 12 month guarantee for defects in manufacture--which, yet one more time, I wish other toy makers would also include.
The G-spot Rabbit attachment, with an insertable part and a clitoral one, is a perfect demonstration of Tracy’s Dog high quality, with the inserting bit being made of much firmer silicon (so it won’t flop around … sorry about that image). It’s design is also perfect to each both places easily--though some fiddling might be needed as no one’s built exactly the same way. This is not a bad thing, though: the toy’s pleasant feel making even this pretty darned enjoyable.
The Anal Beads Plug is also ideal for “down there” pleasuring: its shaft being nicely flexible while the three uniquely-textured “beads” are pleasantly firm. It’s not that long, too; so it’s just the thing for those who like to add a little anal to their playtimes as opposed to being a “wow that’s really big” toy.
While it appears … well, let’s be fair “odd-looking,” the tongue-licking attachment is nevertheless a real treat to use! The ribs on the onion shape of it give a delightfully undulating feel when used as an oral sex simulator (no matter the genitalia involved). It’s also is a thrilling breast and nipple toy; being able to slide it over and around adding a whole new range of delicious sensations. A massive step up from simple vibrators that only vibrate.
When all’s said and done, this would be a superb--and totally enjoyable-- toy at twice, or even three times the price. But that you not only get a ultra-high quality wand vibrator, an elegant box and carrying bag, power cord, and three unique and extremely enjoyable silicone attachments for (checking the price yet one more time and still be shocked by it) a little under $55 is nothing less than staggering.
Should you buy this toy? In my humble opinion as someone who has tried it out extensively, both solo and with a partner, Tracy’s Dog Cordless Ultra Wand Massager is not just highly recommended but should be a must-have addition to all for your sexy playtimes: you will NOT be disappointed!
(Here's M.Christian's take on this excellent sex toy)
EXCELLENT SEXTOY FOR AN EXCELLENT PRICE (five stars)
If you’re on the fence about buying this Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug—which is, more than likely, why you’re reading the reviews—then don’t hem and/or haw and instead BUY THIS TOY!
Why? Here’s where things get tricky: not because of the toy itself but where to actually start with the long list of reasons why it should become a staple of your anal pleasure playtimes.
Just to get the ball rolling, let’s begin that you get not one but TWO toys: the first is the Butt Plug itself (of course) but the remote that controls it can also be used as a vibrator—even without the Butt Plug, as just a stand-alone toy.
About that control: here Tracy's Dog deserves a huge round of applause. Let me paint you a picture to explain my enthusiasm for it: there you are, having a blast with your new anal sex toy (which should always mean a LOT of oil-based lube) and then in a burst of pleasure you shoot the control across the room like a squeezed pumpkin seed.
But never with this remote. As you can see in the product shots, it has this two-finger grip arrangement that keeps it firmly in your hand while allowing your thumb to work the controls. Seriously, why isn't this a design standard on every sextoy?
Then there’s the overall quality of both: the Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug and the remote aren’t just well made but are EXCEPTIONALLY well made. Their silicone coverings are durable, easy-to-clean, and, when the right amount of oil-based lube is added, super-smooth. This last an essential part of any good anal toy.
Some might find the Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug a tad intimidating—especially with the beads having a spiral pattern, and then a ringed one, followed by a knobby part—but I found it extremely comfortable to get in, use, and extract when you're finished. If you're still a little worried about it, I recommend putting a condom over the toy before use to smooth it out a bit: which is not a bad thing to do with any toy, anal or otherwise.
The electronics are equally suburb, with both the Butt Plug part and the remote sporting an impressive array of intensities and vibrational patterns, including a wave that will REALLY tickle whatever fancy you might have. Getting familiar with how to access all this can be a tiny bit tricky but with a little practice, you'll soon find that selecting this setting or that can become practically second nature.
Linking the two was also incredibly easy. I’d gotten so used to other toys having to undergo this elaborate, and often annoying, dance of “push this in for two seconds until this changes color then let go” but here it was just power on and then hit the little wi-fi looking symbol on the remote and it was all ready to go!
Charging, too, is a snap: just connect the included pin charging cable to a USB charger (not included, but then no one ever does that) and plug it into either toy.
At first, I was a little wary about the pin charger, as you basically have to push it through a small amount of the silicone covering and then into the toy, but then immediately fell in love with it: mainly because, unlike induction chargers, it won't get accidentally disconnected while being juiced up.
The packaging is also elegant and high quality, with the toy and the remote nesting nicely in the provided handsome black box—which might be cardboard but so well-made that I know it will become my preferred way of storing both parts.
Also included with the toy, the remote, and the charging cable is a near little book listing the contents and a very well written guide to anal play by Ashley Ross. It’s a little on the small side but I found it completely readable with enough strong light, and Ross’s article is a perfect guide to getting into anal sex play.
As nothing is ever truly perfect, I do have a single quibble. But, rest assured, it’s nothing that’ll change my opinion that this toy is not just fun but essential for enjoying anal sex.
The quibble in question is the lack of instructions. That I had to insert the charging cable into the toy was, as I mentioned, at first disconcerting, which could have been eased by a short guide that showed that—yep—this is how it’s supposed to be done.
When all's said and done, the BIGGEST positive about this toy is how affordable this thing is! Seriously, looking at what you get and how well made everything is, I never in a million years would guess how much it all retails for. Other toys, with a lot fewer features and much lower quality, are out there going for three or even four times what Tracy's Dog is asking.
Not only that, but the Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug (and it's remote) are backed by a one-year parts and materials guarantee: something else that should also be a mainstay of the sextech industry but sadly often isn't.
Wrapping up: by buying this you not only get an ultra well-made Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug, an exceptionally well-designed ergonomic control that can also double as a stand-alone sex toy, charging cable, neat little book on anal sex, and an elegant box to hold it all—for a ridiculously low price.
Think of it this way, even if you don’t like it—which I don’t think will be the case—instead of rolling the dice with a toy that might set you back $75 to $200 you’ve only spent a fraction of that amount.
I'm definitely going to check out more of Tracy's Dog offerings and if their Male Prostate Massager Anal Butt Plug proves to be the rule and not the exception their products will be a major highlight of my sextoy collection—and, no doubt, to be the source of lots of fun for a long, long time.
What can I say...Chris and I as much like to write (we love to write actually) as talk about our writing, talk our writing, or just talk in general. This is why we are gearing up a brand new collaboration with the Chrome Orange Music And Media Company to release some of our writing in audiobook form as much as give forth an exclusive with Chrome Orange to present our Write Dirty Words smut-writing courses via audiobook.
Being able to read our words, lifting the intent off the page and through our lips to entertain (mainly) and instruct (maybe a little) is a real thrill for loquacious goofballs like us. In fact, I am about a third of the way done reading my book Dating While Intexticated, originally published by Jean Marie Stine's Sizzler Editions for Chrome Orange.
Boy am I ever enjoying the process.
I try very hard to make with the good writing and all. I do what I can to get my points across with some clever word choice or twisty fun grammar usage. If I come to a sentence that runs a little long, I often exploit what would usually be thought of as a big grammar 'no-no' by trying to have fun attacking my word usage. But speaking these words out loud I have found a whole new way to explore what I have written as much as to inject even more humor, and I hope a solid wry commentary, to my written words.
I can only see this audio stuff working to the betterment of what I do and how I do it, not to mention helping me to deliver a really great product, something a listener might love to listen to again and again. From my background of live music performance, where I was always the 'frontman' (how could my ego allow for me to be anything else?!) I think I learned how to engage an audience (for quite some time and still even now, lots of my non-adult work has been in the world of children's music/book- making, and you won't find a tougher time anywhere than standing in front of 3-year-old's and trying to keep them entertained!) I bring my background of performance in making the audiobook the best it can be and in the future with Chris attached to a few of these books, we will be an unbeatable pair, I feel.
So keep your ears peeled and look here often, we will keep you abreast (or two...tee hee) of what's coming in what we are saying.
Good old, wacky Marquis de Sade. Got to love the guy. He was a hoot and a half, no? Even if you are not a kinkster you have no doubt heard the term ‘sadism,’ and even if you don’t know from whence it comes (it comes from this well-heeled society reprobate) you probably have a hint of what BDSM is, maybe have brushed past sexual power exchange, heard the term (or played at being a) ‘top’ or ‘bottom’?
(Oh, I know, don’t worry, I know you’d never dream of trying these kinds of things in your bedroom!)
Well, if you want a peek into fevered dreams of high naughtiness or just a reminder of what you get into on a regular basis twice-a-month with the girls down at the bridge club (those nights you put the cards away and wiggle into the leather) have a look at the new cool hardcover from Goliath Books, Marquis de Sade – 100 Erotic Illustrations. We’ve been on about Goliath before. Releasing photographic and illustrated tomes, this publisher, based in Berlin, are not afraid to take on controversial subjects (and show a lot of skin). And while all the Marquis was into is not everybody’s cup of tea, the stuff you will come to in this hardcover are pretty damned naughty…and involve quite a lot of folks in each scene.
To the Marquis, the more was definitely the merrier.
Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, born in Paris in 1740, was a relative of the French royal family. He is known mostly for his bad behavior and writings (most of which were done when he was jailed for life in 1777). He was a man known for holding orgies, whipping women, and frequenting prostitutes. And while lots of what the Marquis got up to has been sighted as non-consensual (something no one can rightly condone) one can’t help but notice the historical significance of his writings and the many illustrations that went right along with them.
Lots of which you will find in the hundred in Marquis de Sade – 100 Erotic Illustrations. .
Our friends at PictuRama have released their annual Fetish Map London. This sprawling pocket-sized glossy guide hips one and all to all that one (and all) might desire in the world of fetish, kink and anything alternative, in and around London and other points far afield. It is really the only map of its kind.
The 2018 FML is the 10th edition of the map, released in conjunction with London Fetish Weekend as it always has been. Beginning publication sixteen years ago, the map grew not only in size but in scope and after six years out it took on a global reach. Kinksters from around the world would come to rely on the map for where they were going to stop as tourists or plan trips around events that the map revealed (it stays in circulation a year-and-a-half from its publication, so lots of things are listed well in advance so readers can make appropriate plans). Presently Fetish Map London enjoys a print run of 75,000 copies and now reaches the USA, Italy, Japan, and Holland, to name just a few countries it gets to. One can order it here, or pick it the map up in many of the locations that are listed actually in the map.
It takes time for something to catch on with a niche-minded scene, even longer for something to be considered de rigueur, necessary, something people come to expect. Indeed, if Fetish Map London didn't deliver, time and again, as it always has, it would not have made the grade within a very discerning crowd. But the map is out yet again, serving the purpose it always has and seen-be-scenesters as well as everyday folks looking to find some latex wardrobe accessories, or a provocative gallery opening, will come to the map once again for their fix.
I'm not exactly admitting to anything you understand, but Goliath's new little hardcover tome The History of Sexual Punishment, kinda bubbles my giblets in a way that even the best from this publisher has yet to. Not that I don't love all the Goliath titles I have expounded on in this blog, but this new book, from the Karl F. Sturer Collection and part of the Goliath’s “Digest” series is a just right for my sensibilities.
And that’s all I’m admitting to.
Across the 240 images presented here (some actual monochrome, a real collector’s treat, plus engravings, VictorianDaguerreotypes and film and digital images) we get mainly women giving and women receiving flagellation pornographic images…which is perfectly fine with me. Given that this girl-doming-girl is a mainstay of hetero-male porno, it’s no surprise that from as early as 450 BC in Greece, up through the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th (and beyond) in the stuff represented here, we get lots of woman topping other women. Yes there are a few guys in the mix, both dom and sub, but you get the idea.
Across the book we get 30 chapters, with names like, “Erotic spanking as a consensual practice,” “The Berkley horse,” “The paddle,” and “Lesbian spanking.” Rest assured, into spanking, interested but not yet having indulged in it, or just a passing fan, a goodly amount of positions, practices and instruments are well explored here. Be you a fan of the slipper, a fanny high and exposed over a couch or lap, a teacher making clear her lesson with a cane, you get lots here to salivate over.
As we often find with Goliath, this book is presented in multi-languages. Spanish and Italian are represented in the intros with English and German the dominant languages throughout the book.
You can grab The History of Sexual Punishment, here.
As any freelancer, un-agented worker, build-your-own-brand brander knows there is a fine line between trying to get the word out about your wares and shameless (icky) self-promotion. Chris and I do our fair share here for sure, but we also try and keep a balance so anyone coming to this blog, among all the many many other blogs one could come to, will at least, maybe (hopefully) be entertained. By its very nature a blog on any site 'advertises' for that site, is promoting something in some way, so it really is a case of the tail wagging the dog we know.
This time I admit to being blatantly self-promoting by telling you about my recent publication of a book at SinCyr Publishing.
I already have a story appearing in a SinCyr anthology (see here) so I know how wonderfully the company works in releasing, promoting and in the actual creation of their tomes. My Tease and Arouse (see here and here) is now available.
Writing the wide variety of stuff that I do, fiction and non-fiction both, and certainly skipping across genres from erotica to science fiction to whatever else (a jack-off of all trades, masturbator of none) I am very happy with the short fiction in T&A and would invite you along for the ride if you are of a mind to enjoy some naughty words of this particular stripe.
At the end of the day, Chris and I, and so many authors I know, are as much flattered as thrilled to have publishers like SinCyr out there paving the path for erotic fiction and genre stuff in general. A regular traipse through my local Barnes and not-so Nobles fills me with sadness when I see how little erotica the store puts up on its shelves and how genre fiction in general seems to be dwindling ever more to puzzles, Funko figures and magazines (does anybody feel a sense that Barnes is going the way of Borders in a last ditch effort to stay open?)
Thank you SinCyr.
- R. Greco