Tag Archive for Sex Toy Reviews

So You Want to be a Pipedream Toy Tester?

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As pleasure products move from the neon-plastered windows of back alley shops to the high-end counters of luxury adult boutiques, the taboo reputation of dildos and vibrators is slowly fading away. The growing popularity of adult toys has lead to the creation of a new kind of writer: the sex toy blogger. For those that aren’t familiar with the concept, a toy blogger or reviewer works directly with manufacturers, distributors, or retailers to sample adult products in exchange for a fair review on their blog.

Pipedream is flooded with requests from fans asking how they can become an official toy tester for our plethora of brand lines. As much as we love enthusiasm for our products, we can’t give away our entire warehouse for free – but that doesn’t mean you can’t work your way into our community of reviewers. Your love of toys and a little self-motivation just might nab you a coveted position as a Dream Team blogger.

Create Your Calling Card

Before you can start contacting companies and retail chains for product hand-outs, create an attractive blog site with corresponding social media. The more time and effort you put into your blog design and writing, the more likely you’ll be to get the attention of a company. Though reviewers rarely get paid (and by “rarely,” I mean “never”), treating your blog like a business shows that you’re worthy of a generous donation of free toys. It also helps to browse who else is in the reviewing community and work on strategies to differentiate yourself. Many dedicated reviewers have “blog rolls,” or lists of blogs they follow and trust. Research as many as you can, and then figure out how to stand out from the crowd.

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 Review What You Know

Would you hire an employee with a blank resume? That’s how a toy manufacturer will see your blog if you attempt to ask for free items before you’ve posted any reviews. To get started, use what you have in your current collection to build readership and display your writing skills. Though toy reviews should always be truthful, start your blog on a positive note and pick items you already love. Once a company sees that your purpose isn’t to senselessly bash their products, you’ll earn their trust and be able to post more critical reviews as you build your reputation. Use as much detail as possible to describe what makes a toy worth purchasing (or not): material, size, shape, texture, vibration, price. Always use the exact, full title of the toy and the company name, as promotion is how you’ll give back to the businesses in exchange for their samples.

Be Versatile

As a reviewer, and thus a critic, be open-minded and willing to try something new. Film critics review more than their favorite movie genres, and restaurant reviewers don’t just stick to burger joints. I’m not suggesting that you should dive into an experience with our Anal Fantasy Collection Mega Silicone Plug if you’ve never tried anything in your back door. However, if you’re curious about bondage, then a beginners-friendly item like our Fetish Fantasy Limited Edition Bowtie Cuffs might be a good option when perusing a new sexual avenue.

Understand Objectivity and Be Aware of Your Body

A good reviewer understands 2 things: their own preferences, and how those preferences differ from the opinions of everyone else. An understanding of what works for your body is essential. The better you know your own turn-ons, the better you can grasp those of your readers. Through your review, you’re also teaching others how a particular toy could be their perfect match, even if it made your night an absolute bore. Blogging about pleasure products is more than just playing with toys and giving them a “yay” or “nay.” Knowledge of changing technology, sexual health, and how you can make your experiences relatable to others are all essential to creating a blog that gains support from companies and readers. Figuring out what makes you tick and then using that self-awareness to help others understand their bodies is the key to becoming a trusted source of sex toy know-how.

If you’ve followed our steps and are ready to review, send a message to sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com for your chance to hop on the Dream Team!

“I own and use MANY sex toys and [Pure Aluminium] has already become my favorite!”

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That’s Lesley on the right!

One of my favorite recent memories is hanging out with porn vets Ginger Lynn and Nina Hartley on Ginger’s radio show “Blame It On Ginger” at Skidrow Studios, where I also met the fierce and fabulous Lesley. While Ginger and Nina instantly jumped at our 11″ Extreme Glass Dong, Lesley was entirely seduced by our super-smooth Pure Aluminium Large Black.

Pure Aluminum Medium Black is a GREAT toy. It caught my eye, first of all, as soon as I saw it. The design is sleek and purposeful. Its graceful curves are visually appealing. It has substantial heft to it, as well. There is nothing wasted in the design.

When I was able to “be alone” with it, it continued to fascinate me. It is a powerful 3-speed vibrator that will satisfy both externally and internally. I used it to work up a little sweat before I brought out my heavy-duty vibrator, which I applied externally, while plumbing my own depths with the Pure Aluminum.

I began with the toy switched off so I could pay close attention to how my own internal curves welcomed and hugged this beautiful toy. As my external vibe helped build a wonderful tension, the Pure Aluminum foretold of great pleasures about to come.

As soon as I reached that elusive point of no return, I switched on the Aluminum and was instantly in deep ecstasy, and was able to climax several times in a very short period. I own and use MANY sex toys and this one has already become my favorite, having tested its prowess twice.

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For media inquiries or for further information about Pipedream Products Inc., please contact Sabrina Dropkick via e-mail at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

The Sluts Have Spoken… and They LOVE Pure Aluminium!

SluttyGirlProblems.com is my all-time favorite web site right now. Not only is this site owned and operated by some super talented and driven sex-positive ladies, but they were able to build an entire web site and community around a simply hash tag – #sluttygirlproblems – which accidentally blew up thanks to Twitter. Man, is there anything that the power of the interwebs can’t achieve?  

Anyway, Pipedream is a proud sponsor of Slutty Girl Problems, and your favorite Sexpert has even become an official slutty author! Check out “Fuck Me, Pay Me: A Sexpert Reveals the Truth About the Adult Industry”, my first loud and proud SGP article.

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SGP has also graciously accepted our toys into their mailbox and vaginas, receiving our products for completely unbiased, tried and true reviews. Check out their CEO’s first rave-review of our Pure Aluminium Large Pink:

It’s very rare that I fall in love with a traditional vibe. It’s hard to find the right combination of fullness and feeling, ease and comfort, and powerful vibrations that will please my most sensitive spots. But this Pink Aluminium vibe had me purring in all the right spots. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect introduction to aluminum vibes, and I’m so glad this gorgeous toy came my way. I’d totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys internal toys… but as someone who usually prefers external toys, even I fell in love with the Pink Aluminium. If you’re looking to try internal sensations with a bit of a twist, and a new pleasurable material, the Pink Aluminium is definitely the way to go!

Read the entire article, check out our interactive Pure Aluminium catalog to choose the perfect vibe for you, then find your local Pipedream retailer using our store locator! Overwhelmed by the mass of toys to choose from? Ask the Sexperts for help, or contact Sexpert Sabrina Dropkick by email at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com.

Pipedream Turns 40 Years Young!

Wow, our super sleek and eco-friendly Ceramix Pleasure Pottery sure does look as great as they feel on this month’s cover of XBIZ Premiere! Inside, CEO Nick Orlandino celebrates our 40th anniversary, reminiscing about his start with the company in 1992 at just 23-years-old.

CEO Nick Orlandino accepts our recent StorErotica Special Focus Award for Pipedream Extreme Toyz, ANME July 2013.

When I walked in here we had seven employees, now we operate on 150,000 square feet and have 250 employees… [and we're] distributed in 110 countries… We’re celebrating our 40th year and letting people know that we’re going to keep growing continuously, globally… We’re preparing to make a major announcement in September. We will be making some changes at Pipedream that will really push us to the next level.

No. 40 is a top seller within the entire Icicles collection.

Check out the article in its entirety below, along with rave reviews of our Icicles No. 40Le Réve Silicone Posable, Fetish Fantasy Extreme Vibrating Pussy Pump, and Pump Worx Mega-VAC Power Pump!

Have you ever looked at a sex toy and thought, “Hm, I wonder where I can display this in the house. It looks like a piece of art!” -Lucy Vonne

I’ve never had a partner whose whole mouth could suck in all my girly bits to the point of enlargement the way the Pussy Pump can… It vibrates too? I don’t know if I can take it! -Kim Airs

…the Mega-VAC Power Pump from Pipedream Products is the straight dope… So much sucking power I was able to throw on some shorts and go check my mailbox! -Brian Street Team

The digital edition of August’s XBIZ Premiere is now available on the magazine’s web site.

To learn more about Pipedream’s history or products, hit up Sexpert Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com, or anonymously inquire with the Sexperts!

We’re The Shit: Reviewer Roundup #5

Our Pipedream Extreme Toyz tend to sell themselves. Made of our exclusive Fanta Flesh material, it feels just as good as the real thing and best of all — no commitments, no bullshit, and no worries about knocking her up! One reviewer dutifully notes the pregnancy-free perks, and even suggests our toys be implemented in parenting!

Every man who has a teenage son needs to buy one as a gift for him. Beats having your son getting a teen girl pregnant!

Mark from Seattle, WA only continues to rave about our Fuck Me Silly Petite, going on to say:

One reviewer raved about his "mind-blowing orgasms" thanks to our Fuck Me Silly Petite!

I was truly skeptical before I bought this lifelike sex doll. I mean she really feels lifelike after you get her vagina warmed up by your lubricated semi to fully erected member… At first it will feel cold, but after slowly entering inch by inch you feel her warming up just like a real lady. The ideal position would be to place her on the corner of your bed where you can penetrate her deeply as far you’re able to do. Remember – nice and slow – you want to build up the tension within your member. What’s going to happen is that a suction will be created within her vagina where it feels like she is literally deep-throating your member. Keep at it as you’re going to explode inside her. I literally was experiencing a mind-blowing orgasm.

Read Mark’s entire 5-star review on Amazon.

It’s no surprise that our award-winning Icicles glass massagers have garnered so much attention lately, especially since Women’s Health Magazine suggested the Icicles No. 8 in their latest issue. Mainstream users and sex aficionados don’t always see eye-to-eye on pleasure products, but they sure do agree on one thing — Icicles are the shit! The Director of Product Reviews over at Life on the Swingset was even surprised at her lust for our Icicles No. 31.

One Sexpert found herself squirting over our Icicles No. 31!

Having not found a glass dildo that could get me off, I was skeptical when the Icicles No. 31 showed up at the office. I had thought to hand it over to a member of my staff, but there was something about it that called out to try it myself. I am not sure if it was the beautiful blue color, the fact that both ends looked functional or that one end looked like it would be perfect for g-spot stimulation, but I knew that the Icicles No. 31 was coming home with me.

Once aroused, I introduced the Icicles No. 31 to my g-spot. Due to the bend in the massager, I was able to hold onto the handle and still hit my g-spot with the bulb. Since many g-spot toys can only be utilized by a partner, being able to use it alone makes the Icicles No. 31 more versatile.

After several thrusts, I began to hear the tell tale signs of fluid build-up. A couple more strokes had me squirting.

Read Zoe’s entire review on Life on the Swingset.

Are you a pleasure products blogger within the US or Europe? We’re always looking for Pipedream reviewers, so anyone qualified and interested should hit up Sexpert Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com. Feel free to anonymously inquire with the Sexperts here about anything, any time!

We’re The Shit: Reviewer Roundup #3

Icicles No. 21 mages courtesy of EdenFantasys writer XxFallenAngelxX.

We gave poking your flower a whole new meaning with our Icicles No. 21. The floral design isn’t just cute, but creates a delightful sensation with its slight raised texture. As all of our Icicles glass massagers, it rates 10 out of 10 on material safety due to its nonporous Borosilicate glass. This little flower fucker is ranked in the Top 100 Classic Dildos and Dongs with an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. These superstar statistics are only cemented with this reviewer’s thoughts: “[Pipedream] always has some of the best glass toys on the market. The Icicles No. 21 is no exception.”

One of her favorite aspects of the massager is that it’s suitable for any gender to enjoy. The slightly curved shaft is great for G-spot stimulation, and the flared base makes it safe for anal, so you can take advantage of this for P-spot stimulation too. It’s dully noted that the size may be a bit intimidating to beginners, so just be sure to generously lube up and very gently ease it inside of you. Never force anything (or any body part, for that matter) inside of you if your holes seem to be too tight. Forcefully penetrating yourself can cause tears or bruising, and the last thing we want to hear about is our Pipedreamers getting hurt! If you’re not ready for a large toy, that’s okay! You just need to work up to it and train your holes by progressing with smaller items first.

She also raves about the multiple uses she’s found for her Icicle. “This Icicles No. 21 can be used for a deeper tissue massage on the body, such as the back, thighs, shoulders, calves, buttocks, and other areas of your choice, because the head of the toy is larger and can really get deep into the muscles. The toy works really great for muscles that are tense and tight.”

It appears more people like being spread wide and open than who would probably like to admit, because our Fetish Fantasy Series Spread ‘Em Bar and Cuff Set have been ranked in the Top 10 Swings and Spreader Bars, with an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Though I have mixed feelings about the book that inspired our Limited Edition Collection, it did open up a world of pleasure for tons of typically vanilla people. So after seeing this reviewer’s testimonial about how helpful our products have been for beginners, well, it just made this Sexpert’s heart flutter with delight.

Spreader Bar images courtesy of EdenFantasys writer Jessica (Buttercup Green).

“As a couple who is a beginner to BDSM gear, we love this set. It comes with everything you need including a storage bag that can be locked.” Even being fetish noobs, they found it super easy to utilize the set in as many ways possible. “…This set has so many possibilities that it will not become boring. Spreader bars are mainly used to keep your submissive’s legs or arms immobile and widely spread. This can be very helpful when torturing your sub by tickling, flogging, orgasm denial, or making them have as many orgasms as they can.” They even give a few suggestions for positions with this toy: “The first time we tried the spreader bar, my husband had me flat on my back with my ankles and wrists attached to the long bar… The second position, I was standing with my wrists attached to the small bar and my ankles attached to the long bar… The spreader bar can be used in the front of the body or the back of the body in a hogtie type of position. You can use the bars separately or together. The collar can be attached to the bars, which helps give a choking sensation.”

The item’s materials, also highly rated at 9 out of 10 for safety, proves the best choice in maintenance, durability, and comfort. “It is resistant to dirt and other dirty things, so keeping it clean is very easy. Neoprene is stretchy to a point, and it is extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time. It also breathes well, so it doesn’t make the skin overly hot or sweaty… Each session was very comfortable and pleasurable. I was in certain positions for a long period of time (30-45 minutes), while sometimes I was only strapped to the spreader for 5-10 minutes. Either way, I never had to ask to be uncuffed because the cuffs are super comfy. “

Icicles No. 36 images courtesy of EdenFantasys writer Ryuson.

With the increasing popularity of alternative materials, we reinvented the classic strap-on by creating one for the Icicles line. The Icicles No. 36 has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, ranking within the Top 50 Harnesses and Dildo Sets. This reviewer urges curious couples – “If you’re looking for your first harness as a couple, this is a pretty cheap, very attractive choice that is super adjustable. As long as your partner is used to penetration, this would be a great investment.”

Although the stiff material may not be suitable to first time strap-on users, you can use the dildo and harness separately until you’ve mastered the art of penetration. Whether used alone or with your partner, the curvy shape is right on point for both G and P-spots, with a flared base that makes it safe for anal and keeps it snug inside a harness. The harness itself is super easy to use. “While I have never owned a harness before, I had myself strapped in and wiggling my hips confidently within about 60 seconds. It’s a breeze to put on and adjust, so you’re not going to have to worry about disappearing for 20 minutes into the restroom to untangle yourself before sexy time.” She impressed with the sizing of the harness as well. “The harness is listed as ‘one size fits most’ and it really is. I have unusually large hips for my body size (about 42 inches) and this fit with oodles of room to spare… I think that this will easily fit about 95% of the population. You can adjust for both thigh and hip tightness, so if you have small hips and wide thighs, or wide hips and slim thighs, this is still going to be great for you.”

Do you review sex toys or are interested in doing so? Hit up Sexpert Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com for more information. And don’t forget, our in-house Sexperts are always hungry for questions!

We’re The Shit: Reviewer Roundup #2

The possibilities are endless with our Fetish Fantasy Series Web Bed Restraint System!

“Awesome” has definitely been engrained into the Pipedream vocabulary, but we just can’t help it that everyone loves our products so much! And you all know how much I love weird sex toys, so combining five-star reviews and weird sex toys? Now you’ve got this queerdo Sexpert’s ladyboner popping!

I’ve had my eye on our Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Web Bed Restraint System for a looooong time. One EdenFantasys.com writer raved about the expansive range of positions that can be acquired with this “ingenious” bondage system, making it just as fantastic for beginners as it is for more advanced players. Being that each point of the web is a restraint point, the possible positions are endless. ”The more we look at this and play with it, the more ideas we get!” It’s no wonder that she rated it five stars, complimented by its rank in the Top 10 suspension kits of the entire site!

We make sure you get the most BANG for your buck by continually designing collections with multiple uses! Use this dildo alone, as a strap-on, or for some wall banging fun!

We’ve got two Fetish Fantasy Elite 8″ Dildos — my favorite “extraterrestrial cock” as featured in my introductory weird sex post, and its sister, what I’ve dubbed the “torpedo dick“. Ranked in EdenFantasy’s Top 50 strap-on dildos, its suction cup base is also reported to really suck — in a good way, of course! I love a good wall banging, but sometimes the hard pounding and excess lube has my suction cup dongs sliding up the wall. Not only does this suction cup hold up strong, but it plays hard too. This reviewer gave it  4 out of 5 stars, with an all-around Eden rating of 4.5.

I love our Metal Wörx Double Trouble because it's gender neutral. Metal pleasure for all!

You know that part in the Spice Girls movie where that alien touches Scary Spice’s boob with its weird little three-fingered hand? That’s what our Metal Wörx Double Trouble reminds me of. This toy is anything but alien though, as it’s actually suitable for any gender to enjoy! Though ranked in the Top 50 prostate massagers, the curved shaft is perfect for both G and P-spot stimulation, and the “thumb” can massage both the clit and perineum area. “All that is needed is time and willingness to learn the most effective ways to use it,” said this Eden reviewer. She rated it 4 out of 5 stars, praising its affordable price for allowing more people to experiment with alternative sex toy materials.

Do you review sex toys or are interested in doing so? Hit up Sexpert Sabrina Dropkick at sabrina@pipedreamproducts.com for more information. And don’t forget, our in-house Sexperts are always hungry for questions!

We’re The Shit: Reviewer Roundup

Just one of 15 awards we've received in 2012 alone!

I know that you know that I know how amazingly incredible and awesome Pipedream is, but I also know that you know that I work here. If our plethora of awards, including the 15 accolades received last year alone, isn’t enough proof of our awesomeness, then maybe some real-life testimonies from reviewers of EdenFantasys.com, where we were listed in the Top 5 Favorite Brands of 2012, will do the trick.

I will never stop talking about our Icicles, and it’s so cool to see that other people share my passion for alternative materials and interesting designs. The IT Guy and his Secretary were so excited to finally receive our Icicles No. 18, as it’s in high-demand and always out of stock. Seems like it was definitely worth the wait — “Well we ended up liking our last Pipedream purchase [Icicles No. 13] so much that… there was not any question of what company we would look at for our new glass toy.”

Prepare for double-sided fun with the Icicles No. 18!

One of their favorite aspects of our Icicles is that they’re made of Pyrex, so they’ve got a super high resistance against breaking. “Because of its molecular structure, it is very difficult to break, and if it were ever to break, Pyrex doesn’t shatter like regular glass… [it] actually tends to break up in big chunks instead of splintering into small, sharp pieces… [making] it safer than normal glass.”

But my favorite part of the Icicles No. 18? I’m sure you recall what a pleasure glutton I am, and those tendencies are completely satisfied with this multi-functional glass massager. Not only does it have some awesome raised bumps across the entire base (yay texture!), but you can actually use either end for penetration, and they each provide a different sensation. The curved shaft is perfect for G-spot stimulation, though I wouldn’t suggest it for P-spot play since there’s no wide base to ensure it doesn’t slip completely inside of your anus.

Five months later and this couple still loves their Icicle! “I think we actually like it even more than when we first reviewed it!”

Along with glass toys, I can feel an upcoming obsession with Shock Therapy brewing in my ladyparts. I’ve been researching the topic a lot lately, and with my recent discovery of the hands-free orgasm one can apparently achieve through electrosex, I’ve craved electricity lately more than during any blackout! I’ve consistently used our Shock Therapy device on my tense shoulders and bad back, but can’t wait to take it to the bedroom. One reviewer agrees that it’s “far more than a toy… Outside of the sexual realm, it is a fantastic muscle massager. When using it on my shoulders and neck at a low, pulsating speed, I was so relaxed after ten minutes that I almost fell asleep!”

If you ♥ electrosex like me, then you must be dying with anticipation for the release of our Shock Therapy Luv Gloves!

But, hey! Don’t lose your boner, because I promise we haven’t forgotten about the sex! If you’re bored in the bedroom, you can jolt your sexcapades back to life with this device’s broad range of intensities for an array of sexual experiences. “On the lower settings, it’s an exciting way to enjoy foreplay with your partner. Dial it up a bit and it’s a sexual stimulator that can get the juices flowing well. Dialed up to the highest setting and it will please just about any BDSM practitioner who wants to get/give some punishment/pleasure.”

And you can rest assured that our Shock Therapy is just as reliable as it is useful. Three months later and “it has been nice to find out that the batteries are lasting a long time, and that the adhesive pads also last when care is taken with them.”

We all know why the once dark, mysterious, and sorta scary world of BDSM has suddenly blown up in the mainstream, so much so that two kink-inspired documentaries produced by James Franco premiered at this week’s Sundance Film Festival. Along with this mainstream acceptance, the response to our Fetish Fantasy Series has been phenomenal.

Our Wartenberg Wheel looks even better against a hot girl!

More and more people are satisfying their more sinister curiosities, as did Lori and Hubby while experimenting with our Wartenberg Wheel. “If you are curious about pinwheels, this is sure to be the perfect toy… Made with short, petite teeth rather than the standard spikes… when using this pinwheel you can be assured that there will not be pain, but rather a firm, tickly type sensation as it glides across your tender areas.”

If anything, you have to check out their review for their steamy, NSFW demonstration video.

Do you review sex toys or are interested in doing so? Hit up Sexpert Sabrina Dropkick for more information. And don’t forget, our in-house Sexperts are always hungry for questions!

VIDEO REVIEW: Real Feel Vibrating Dildo


Check out this video demonstration and review by TooTimid.com of our Real Feel Vibrating Dildo. If you’re thinking about getting a Real Feel vibrator but want a better idea of the realistic texture, noise level of the motor in the vibe and battery information, this video is for you!

Also available without testicles.

To see the complete range of vibrating dildos available in the Real Feel collection, click here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSKhO0gCWP4&feature=g-all-u

REVIEW: Metal Worx Curve

The first review for our new METAL WORX collection of high quality stainless steel pleasure products is in from a blogger known as “Nymphomaniac Ness“.

Metal Worx Curve in the hands of Nymphomaniac Ness

In her review you’ll find out why this affordable range of steel toys is good for people who are new to metal toys, but weighted and sturdy enough for more advanced novice players, how it works for G-spot and anal stimulation, how the case can be used for more than the toy that comes in it, how it can be transformed for discreet storage, why the Curve is eco-friendly, the best way to warm it and more!

We’ll continue to post reviews for Metal Works to our blog, so check back often for updates in the “Metal Worx” category over there on the right side of this blog.

If you would like a review featured on our blog or have any questions about our products email info@pipedreamproducts.com.

NOTE: The Metal Worx Curve pictured above and on the blog linked above appears to have a golden color because it reflected the color of the room the photos were taken in. The entire Metal Worx line has a smooth silver finish.

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