[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Peony Lilac Sheer Mesh and Lace Crotchless Body

I love purple and its variations, and I love femme things. Is it any wonder, then, that I spotted the Peony range at Lovehoney and knew I needed to try it? The range is available in both black and lilac. I received the Peony Sheer Mesh and Lace Crotchless Body in lilac.

Peony Crotchless Body: First Impressions and Aesthetic

The Peony Sheer Mesh and Lace Crotchless Body is actually really a cross between a bodysuit and a babydoll. It’s an all-in-one garment made of pretty floral lace and sheer mesh with spot detail.

Woman with purple hair in Peony bodysuit from Lovehoney

When I took it out of the packaging, I was immediately impressed with the softness of the materials. Lovehoney lingerie tends to offer a good combination of affordable prices and quality materials, which I love.

The top part is a halterneck bodysuit with a deep neckline, plunging to the elasticated waistband which is adorned by a bow in the same organza as the halterneck and back tie. The half-covered crotch gives way to adjustable straps which sit at the point where butt meets upper thighs. A flyaway half skirt finishes the look.

Lilac lace plus-size lingerie one-size lingerie bodysuit

The Peony Crotchless Body in lilac is a classically feminine look. My inner femme loves it! If you like the shape but pastels aren’t for you, the black version is sexy in a different way.

Comfort, Fit, and Boob Coverage

The Peony Crotchless Body comes in two sizes: one size standard (for UK sizes 8-16) and one size plus (for UK sizes 18-24.) Because it’s adjustable, this piece is fairly flexible in terms of sizing. You can tie the halterneck and back tie as tightly or loosely as you need. The leg straps are also adjustable.

Woman wearing bodysuit in purple lace from Lovehoney Peony

I’m about a size 12 and I found the Peony Crotchless Body to be a comfortable fit in most areas. The one downside is the boob coverage. I’m not sure if it’s due to the halterneck design or tie fastenings, but I found that this piece offers significantly less coverage than some of the more traditional bodysuit items in my collection.

The Peony Crotchless Body contains my G-cups somewhat when I’m standing upright, but as soon as I lie down (or more around too much) they haven’t got a prayer.

I like the piece enough that I’ll probably still wear it occasionally anyway, but you should be aware of this. I’d speculate that anyone larger than about a D-cup might have this issue.

Lace babydoll from Peony range

The Peony Crotchless Body is non-wired. That and the soft fabric makes it comfortable and enjoyable to wear.

Final Thoughts

A mixed verdict on this one. It’s pretty and fun in that flirty, feminine way I enjoy. It’s soft, comfortable, and fairly easy to take on and off. But the boob coverage (or lack thereof) was a significant downside for me.

Gorgeous, but maybe better suited to those with smaller chests than me.

The Peony Crotchless Body from Lovehoney retails for £29.99. Don’t forget to use code coffkink10 at checkout for 10% off your entire order!

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Peony Crotchless Body to review. All opinions are mine, as ever. If you use my affiliate links or code, I make a small commission that helps keep the blog running.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Moonflower Emerald Green Lace Strappy Body

I first spotted this piece when my partner sent me a link to this Instagram post. As soon as I saw the Moonflower Lace Strappy Body in emerald green from Lovehoney, I knew I had to own it! Happily, my friends at Lovehoney HQ were able to hook me up.

How did I get on with it in reality?

Moonflower Emerald Green Lace Strappy Body: Aesthetic

This one-piece bodysuit is made of lace and mesh in a gorgeous, vibrant shade of green. It is wire-free and features a plunging V-neck and criss-cross detailing at the front and back. It is nipped in at the waist with a broad ribbon accent, and features a popper opening at the crotch.

Moonflower emerald green bodysuit from Lovehoney

I really love how this piece looks. The colour is beautiful and unusual, making a change from the more common blacks, reds, and pinks of the lingerie world. The delicate floral lace is lovely, and the strappy detailing at the back is super sexy.

Bodysuit bra straps on the Lovehoney Moonflower body

I love this type of shape on my body. I think my hourglass waist is pretty much my best feature, and this style shows that off. A plunging neckline will always be sexy, and the criss-cross straps across the cleavage add an eye-drawing touch.

Sex-appeal wise, this one scores top marks from me.

Fit and Comfort

I gravitate towards non-wired lingerie for two reasons: it’s far more comfortable (you will not convince me that anyone finds being poked in the ribs with a wire pleasant!) and it’s far more likely to actually fit me.

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is a one-size piece, which you’ll know by now I don’t love as a concept. People come in such a variety of shapes and sizes that the idea of “one size” is a little absurd to me. The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is supposed to fit sizes 8-16. There’s also a plus-size version for sizes 18-24. (Side note: Lovehoney are killing it with their plus-size lingerie offerings at the moment!)

Curvy woman with big natural boobs wearing lace bodysuit plus-size lingerie

I’m currently a size 12-ish and I found the Moonflower Lace Strappy Body to be a pretty good fit. The fabric and waistband are somewhat stretchy, and both the shoulder straps and waistband can be adjusted using the sliders.

As is often the case with standard lingerie sizing, this piece only “sort of” contains my G-cup boobs. When I’m standing up or lying on my back, it’s fine, but as soon as I lie on my side or raise my hands above my head, they pop out. Not a big problem, but something to be aware of if you’re well endowed in the chest department.

Flattering bodysuit from Lovehoney Moonflower standard and plus-size lingerie ranges

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is made of super soft fabric that feels lovely to wear. This isn’t cheap, scratchy lace. It feels sensual and luxurious against the skin.

Verdict

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is a winner! It’s very hard to get one-size lingerie right, and inevitably it won’t work for all bodies. But overall this piece is pretty, sensual, comfortable, and flattering. Yes, yes, and yes!

Curvy woman with G-cup boobs in lacy bodysuit

I feel gorgeously femme in this piece and I can’t wait to show it off at a sexy party when we can go to those again.

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body retails for £32.99. Don’t forget you can get 10% off this item and any other purchase at Lovehoney using my code coffkink10 at checkout.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this item to review. All options are, as always, mine. Affiliate links appear in this post.

[Kink Product Review] Bondage Boutique Glow-in-the-Dark Collar and Lead

This month I’ve partnered with Lovehoney to bring you a series of reviews for Sex In Full Colour in honour of Pride Month. I’ve been reviewing bright and colourful toys. Today we’ve got something a little different: a glow-in-the-dark collar and lead set from the Bondage Boutique range!

Vegan Leather Collar and Lead

Bondage Boutique is Lovehoney’s own brand line of affordable bondage and BDSM gear. While I’ve liked some pieces from the range more than others, they’re generally pretty solid quality beginner-friendly pieces. The new glow-in-the-dark range includes a blindfold, a silicone ball gag, a pair of cuffs, a flogger, a paddle, and this collar and lead set.

The Bondage Boutique Glow-in-the-Dark Collar and Lead set is made of vegan-friendly faux leather. As you might be aware, I have mixed feelings regarding real leather so it’s great to see more and more alternatives being offered. The collar and leash feature a black central stripe surrounded by two stripes that are white in daylight, and glow luminous green in the dark.

BDSM collar and leash set

It’s really hard to get a picture of it in the dark with the mediocre camera I have, so here’s one from the official product page:

BDSM collar and leash glowing in the dark

The collar and leash are connected by a 35.5″ chain which can be unclipped from the D-ring at the front centre of the collar. The leash features a looped handle in matching black and white faux leather. Comfortable to hold and convenient for keeping your pet close to you!

The product copy says this collar is “submersible” but honestly I wouldn’t recommend getting it wet. Splashes won’t do it any harm, but I wouldn’t wear it in the shower or swimming pool.

Look and Style

The black-and-white look of this collar is just unusual enough to be eyecatching, but also means it will work with most outfits. The aesthetic isn’t either particularly masculine or particularly feminine (in my opinion), so it can potentially work for a wide array of different gender expressions.

Kinky collar and lead set BDSM toy in vegan leather

The glow-in-the-dark effect is fun and quirky. You’ll never lose your submissive in a dark sex dungeon again! Overall, this collar looks stylish and understated in the light, then fun and playful in the dark.

You tell me what you think, but I think it looks really cute on me!

Woman wearing a BDSM faux leather collar vegan leather

Make and Quality

One of the things I like about the Bondage Boutique products is that they generally provide well-made items for a fraction of the price you’d pay for bespoke kink gear. While I love a high-end piece as much as anyone, it’s vital that beginners and kinksters on restricted budgets have access to safe, quality toys.

The Bondage Boutique Glow-in-the-Dark Collar and Lead set appears well made and robust. The stitching is neat and strong, and the hardware pieces are securely fastened to the faux leather. You can safely tug on your submissive’s collar or leash without any worry about damaging them. (Obviously be very careful – this collar isn’t delicate, but necks are!)

Fit and Comfort

The Glow-in-the-Dark Collar and Lead set is fully adjustable. The collar features 7 sizing holes and you could probably add another easily enough with the right tool. But it measures 20.5″ in total length and will fit the vast majority of neck sizes as it is.

I found this collar comfortable and enjoyable to wear. The material is soft and flexible and doesn’t irritate my skin. The band is narrow enough that I can wear it comfortably for hours without it affecting my posture. (I have intermittent neck and upper back pain, and collars that are too wide can exacerbate it if I wear them for too long.)

From a comfort perspective, the only downside is that the material doesn’t really “breathe” so my neck gets very sweaty after a while. If you’re wearing it in a warm environment, you might want to take it off for a few minutes occasionally to let your skin breathe.

Verdict: Enjoy Your Glow Up

This is a really cute, fun, and versatile collar and lead set. It’s also well made, strong, comfortable, and should last you a good long time. Best of all, it retails for an incredibly affordable £14.99.

Don’t forget that you can get 10% off at Lovehoney with the code “coffkink10” at checkout!

Thank you to Lovehoney for sending me this item to review. All views, as ever, are mine. This post contains affiliate links and using them supports the site at no extra cost to you.

[Toy Review] Lovehoney Jewelled Metal Butt Plug

Sex In Full Colour in honour of Pride month continues! This month I’ve partnered with Lovehoney to bring you some reviews of some beautiful, bright and colourful pieces to help you bring the rainbow into your bedroom. Let’s take a closer look at the super-sparkly Jewelled Metal Butt Plug.

Bedazzle Your Booty with the Jewelled Metal Butt Plug

The Jewelled Metal Butt Plug from Lovehoney is 3.5″ in total length, of which 3″ is insertable length. It is made of a shiny metal that is silver in colour and reflective (more on the material in a minute.) It weighs in at a hefty 240g and measures 1.4″ in diameter at the widest point.

Sparkly jewelled butt plug from Lovehoney

This jewelled plug is adorned in the base with a sparkly gem that catches the light and shines with different colours. The most prominent colours are green, yellow-gold, and blue. In fact, the effect is similar to the surface of the Irridescent Anal Beads I tried last week. It’s striking and beautiful.

The Jewelled Metal Butt Plug is suitable for use in water.

Tell Me More About this Metal?

The Jewelled Metal Butt Plug from Lovehoney is made from a zinc alloy. This isn’t actually listed on the site (it’s just listed as generic “metal”) but is mentioned in the small print on the box.

Metal butt plug metal sex toy

Is zinc alloy body safe? All my research seems to indicate yes, with caveats. “Zinc alloy” means the zinc is mixed with something else, but we don’t know what. Copper and nickel are the most common zinc alloys so, while copper is unlikely to be problematic for most people, nickel can be an issue if you’re sensitive to it.

Zinc alloy is non-porous and non-toxic unless you’re allergic, but won’t have the long-term durability of stainless steel. So don’t expect it to last you a lifetime. The advantage of zinc over stainless steel is that it’s far, far cheaper.

Zinc alloy plugs are easy to clean. I wouldn’t boil sterilise this toy because I’m not sure how the jewel is held in place or if it can withstand high temperatures. It’s best to clean it using a 10% bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach) and then rinse and dry it thoroughly.

Enough With the Science, How Does it Feel?

The Jewelled Metal Butt Plug slides inside comfortably with plenty of water-based anal lube. The tapered tip and curved, smooth sides make it a breeze to insert, and the narrow neck ensures it stays in place. Unlike some metal plugs I’ve tried, I didn’t feel as though it was about to slip out at any second.

Butt plug base with sparkly jewel

Metal sex toys are particularly fun because they feel super intense. The hard, unyielding material constantly reminds you of its presence every time you move, which can be really sexy. You also really feel the weight of it.

The other fun thing about metal toys is the temperature play potential. The Jewelled Metal Butt Plug retains heat and cold. Put it in the fridge or run it under warm water before use for extra sensations.

Due to the rigidity, I wouldn’t say this is a plug for long-term wear for most people. I found the edges of the base started to be painful against my butt cheeks after a while! For me, this is a “wear for a short time in the bedroom” plug, not a “wear all day” plug.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for an affordable metal plug and not expecting it to last you forever, the Jewelled Metal Butt Plug is a great pick. It retails for an affordable £24.99 and will be safe for most people (again, exercise caution if you have a nickel allergy.)

The sparkly jewel in the base is a fun and striking addition if pretty colours and shiny things make you happy. It’s not the smallest, so probably best for anal players with some experience.

Don’t forget to use code “coffkink10” at checkout for 10% off your entire Lovehoney order!

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this product to review. All views, as always, are mine. Affiliate links appear in this post!

[Toy Review] Lovehoney Sensual Glass Irridescent Anal Beads

It’s Sex In Full Colour month at Lovehoney in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride month. So during June, I’m going to be bringing you a series of reviews of fun, playful products to bring a little additional colour and sparkle to your sex life.

Today’s review is also a first for me, as I’ve never reviewed a set of anal beads before. In fact, I’ve never even tried anal beads before! Read on to find out how I got on when the Lovehoney Sensual Glass Irridescent Anal Beads landed in my review pile.

Dare to Gleam…

The Irridescent Anal Beads from Lovehoney are made of borosilicate glass (the same stuff that Pyrex cookware is made from.) Borosilicate is hard-wearing, body-safe, and easy to clean.

Irridescent Glass Anal Beads from Lovehoney

Measuring a total of 7.5″ in length, this set of beads offers 6″ of insertable length and a convenient loop handle. The toy’s seven beads are very gently graduated in size, getting a little larger as you move from tip to handle, and the whole shaft is slightly curved.

The glass shimmers in different colours as you move it and it catches the light. The pink, yellow-gold, and blue shades are eyecatching and unusual. The product description refers to the design as “oilslick” and yes, it really does look like spilled oil in sunlight. It’s almost impossible to capture the full effect on camera (at least with my level of photography skills) but this toy is so, so beautiful.

Comfort and Experience

So I was a little nervous about trying the Irridescent Anal Beads. Glass toys tend to be intense anyway because they’re so rigid and unyielding, and glass anal toys particularly so. But the rounded tip and smooth glass made them a breeze to insert and super comfortable to use.

Glass Irridescent Anal Beads

The great thing about anal beads is that you can insert them as much or as little as feels good for you. I found that the entire length was a bit too much to be pleasurable, but going to the fourth or fifth bead was perfect. Your mileage may vary, of course.

The loop handle makes these beads ergonomic and easy to use and manipulate, however far you want to insert them.

Whatever you do, remember to use tonnes of lube. Sliquid Sassy is my anal lube of choice but any thick, body-friendly lubricant will work with a glass toy.

Some Fun Ways to Use Anal Beads

As with any sex toy, the only “correct” way to use anal beads is the way that is safe and feels pleasurable to you. The first time you play with them, I suggest just inserting them and seeing how they feel. You can wiggle them around to get some additional stimulation, which I hear is particularly good if you’re someone who has a prostate.

With that said, here are a couple of other fun and creative ways to play with anal beads:

Play with temperature

Run your Irridescent Anal Beads under some warm water or put them in the fridge for a few minutes before you play. Glass retains temperature, so you’ll be able to enjoy a warming or cooling sensation.

Pull them out at the point of orgasm

This is the main reason many people swear by anal beads. If you pull them out just as you reach orgasm, they can intensify the contractions and give you a more powerful or longer-lasting climax. This won’t work for everyone, of course, but give it a go if you’re curious!

Verdict

I’m a convert! These glass anal beads are ideal if you’re experimenting with anal play for the first time and looking for an easy, safe toy. They’re also ideal if you’ve tried silicone or other soft anal beads and are looking for something a little more intense.

The Lovehoney Sensual Glass Irridescent Anal Beads retail for a bargain £32.99. You can a discount on your entire order with the code “coffkink10” at checkout.

Thanks as ever to Lovehoney for sending me this toy to review. All views, as always, are mine.

[Kink Product Review] Dominix Deluxe Lockable Chastity Belt

If you’ve been reading my blog for more than five minutes, you probably know that I have an orgasm control kink a mile wide. This manifests in lots of ways – edging, denial, forced orgasms occasionally and, yes, chastity.

Chastity belts for folks with vulvas (often called “female chastity belts”, but let’s not gender things unnecessarily!) are tricky to get right. They’re either wildly impractical, wildly expensive, or often both. Unlike the cock cages for penis owners that you can buy from almost any sex shop, they’re considered far more niche kink items.

Lovehoney were kind enough to send me the Dominix Deluxe Studded Leather Lockable Chastity Belt (to give it its full title) for review. How did I get on?

A Closer Look at the Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt

The Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt is made of real leather. I’ve spoken before about my uneasy relationship with leather – my kink brain loves it, but my ethical vegetarian brain feels conflicted. You must make your own decisions about how comfortable you feel buying, wearing, and using leather kink gear.

Lovehoney Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt

The Lockable Chastity Belt has a wider panel at the front, which covers most of the vulva, and then thinner straps between the legs and around the back. It is decorated with metal studs on the front, and features three metal buckles, each with a mini padlock. Each padlock comes with two keys. As far as we can tell, the padlocks and keys are interchangeable.

How Comfortable Is It?

The Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt is fairly comfortable once it’s been worn in. The leather is a little stiff at first but it softens up as you wear and handle it. I found that wearing it around the house over my clothing helped to speed up the leather softening.

Some other reviewers have complained about the leather digging into their inner thighs, but I didn’t really find that to be a problem. It might just be a personal thing depending on how it sits on your body.

Lockable chastity belt female chastity belt from Lovehoney

The Lockable Chastity Belt is very adjustable, with ten holes for each buckle. I’m a UK size 12 at the moment and it fits me with plenty of room to spare. According to the product page, the waist adjusts from 26 to 46 inches and the crotch strap adjusts from 14 to 23 inches.

How Secure Is It?

Welllll…. it depends what you mean by “secure.”

The padlocks are pretty flimsy. The wearer could probably break them fairly easily if they were so inclined. But given that the point of being locked in chastity is (presumably) because the wearer wants to be locked in chastity, I don’t really see why they would. If you want to make the belt more secure, you could easily swap out the provided padlocks with larger and more robust ones.

When I’m wearing the Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt, even when it’s fastened pretty tight, I can still get to my vulva… kind of. I can get at least a couple of fingers under the leather. So it doesn’t completely prevent all contact, but it makes it hard to impossible to touch myself in the way that would actually get me off.

Incidentally, the leather is pretty thin and I think I could probably press a wand vibrator to the front and still reach orgasm. So yes, if you want absolute security against any and all stimulation, this probably isn’t the belt for you.

How Practical Is It?

Honestly not very at all, but I think that’s a symptom of the reality of chastity belts for vulva owners rather than anything wrong with this particular product.

When I read erotica about chastity (which, erm, I do quite a lot) the belts tend to be super high tech and allow for all-day wear as well as using the bathroom… and somehow stay hygienic. I’m going to chalk this up to an unrealistic fantasy that doesn’t currently exist. I bave never seen a chastity belt for vulva owners that could even remotely be described as practical. If someone has created one, please let me know!

So no, you (probably) can’t wear the Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt all day and you (probably) can’t sleep in it or anything like that. Incidentally, since leather is porous, this piece should also be fluid-bonded to one person once it’s been worn without clothing underneath.

How Sexy Is It?

The aesthetic of the Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt is a classic black leather BDSM look. It’s pretty sexy in its simplicity and I do like how it looks when I’m wearing it. I think it’d be fun to wear out to a kink club when we can go to those again.

Chastity play, like so much of BDSM, is at least as much about the mindset and headspace as it is about the physical acts. I’ve been doing denial/chastity play with lovers for years and have never really used a physical device until this one arrived.

The fun for me isn’t so much in the device itself, but in what it represents. Even though it doesn’t actually completely prevent me from touching myself, and probably wouldn’t completely prevent me from reaching orgasm, the physical barrier serves as a reminder that while I’m wearing it, my pleasure belongs to somebody else.

And that is sexy as hell.

Final Verdict

My verdict here really depends what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a genuinely secure chastity device that stops all stimulation, this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for a fun and relatively comfortable piece for scene play, kink club outings, or short-term fun, then this is a great buy.

The Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt retails for £39.99 from Lovehoney. Use my code coffkink10 to get 10% off at checkout!

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Dominix Lockable Chastity Belt for review. Pics courtesy of Lovehoney because I am way too shy to post pics of myself actually wearing a chastity belt! All views, as always, are mine. Shopping with my affiliates sends me a small commission which supports the blog!

[Toy Review] Fun Factory x Lovehoney Cobra Libre II Masturbator

My lovely partner is very patient and accommodating when it comes to putting various things on his genitals so I can bring honest reviews to you all. He’s also, over the years, got pretty good at identifying quickly whether something will work for him. He was not hopeful about the Cobra Libre II masturbator from Fun Factory and Lovehoney. Even so, we went in with an open mind and gave it a good go.

Was he proven right or wrong? Read on to find out…

Cobra Libre II

The Cobra Libre II is a masturbator for penis owners made by Fun Factory in collaboration with Lovehoney. This version is availavle in an exclusive colourway that is described as “blue” but is really more of a rich sea green.

Cobra Libre II penis masturbator

The Cobra Libre II is a penetratable masturbator with two motors. It is designed to deliver focused stimulation to the head of the penis. The main casing of the toy is ABS plastic, and the sleeve section is stretchy silicone. It is fully waterproof and rechargeable via the included USB cable.

The Good Bits

Well, the materials are body-safe, but that’s really more “bare minimum” than “selling point.”

Cobra Libre II vibrating stroker

The Cobra Libre II’s motors are decently powerful and rumbly (though, as we’ll see in a moment, badly placed.) The battery power is excellent, lasting for well over 2 hours on the top setting, and the Cobra Libre II isn’t excessively loud.

Honestly that’s about all I can think to say is good about it.

The Bad Bits

The Cobra Libre II’s actual opening is surprisingly small. The advertising copy says it’s supposed to accommodate 3.5″, but that’s really only going to be true for folks with penises on the slimmer side. Anyone who is even a little bit girthy is likely to find that their penis simply… doesn’t really fit.

Vibrating masturbator silicone masturbation sleeve

And can we talk about that motor placement!? When I turned the toy on, it felt pretty powerful in my hand. But when I stuck my fingers into the opening, the vibes felt a lot weaker inside. This is pretty poor form for something that is designed to be penetrated.

When my partner tried using it on his penis, he confirmed that the vibrations feel very weak when you’re actually using it. If your hand is getting buzzed more than your penis, it’s a poorly designed sex toy.

Finally, the controls are confusing. You press the red “FUN” button to turn it on and off, which is fine, but the up and down controls to cycle through the patterns are really weird.

Sex toy buttons on Cobra Libre II

The + button cycles through the settings one way, but the – button always takes you back to the same setting (the highest constant vibration speed) and then down through the other two constant speeds, no matter where you start from. So if you accidentally skip the setting you like, it can take a lot of button presses to get back to it.

The Verdict

We’d have been seriously disappointed with this product had we paid the full retail price of £129.99. I asked Mr CK to summarise his overall experience of using it and he said “a waste of time and a perfectly good boner.”

If you like very concentrated and relatively weak vibrations around just the head of your penis, you might find it a winner. But if you prefer pleasure along the whole of the shaft (or need very powerful vibrations) then don’t bother.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Cobra Libre II to review. All views, as always, are my own. This post contains affiliate links!

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Beau White Lace Basque Set

I generally don’t really think of white as being my colour. I’ve certainly never owned a set of white lingerie before! But I’m all about broadening my style horizons and trying new things, so I was only too happy to accept the Lovehoney Beau White Lace Basque Set and give it a go.

Beau-tiful

Beau is a new lingerie range from Lovehoney. There are three basic styles: the basque, the bra set, and the cut–out body. Each is available in standard and plus sizes, and in white or red, making 12 pieces in total. All the pieces are non-wired.

I received the Beau basque set in white. This two-piece set comprises the basque and a pair of thong knickers.

Woman in white lingerie Beau basque from Lovehoney

The basque is a non-wired all-in-one piece in delicate white floral lace. It has a deep V-neck design and a thick centre band that accentuates the waist and is adorned with the Lovehoney heart insignia. The cleavage, stomach, and waist feature criss-cross detailing and the shoulder straps cross at the back. The Beau basque also has non-removeable suspenders.

Look

I’m surprised at how much I love this basque! Again, I don’t generally think of white as my colour. It has weird connotations of virginity and purity (“its a bit… virginal?” my partner said. Which, lol, I write about dildos on the internet for a living). And given that I’m super pale anyway, white tends to wash me out even more.

White lace lingerie bridal lingerie style from Lovehoney

With that said, I actually think it looks better than I expected! I like the way the waistband emphasises my curves, and the criss-cross detailing is really sexy.

I’m kinda tempted to wear it out to a sex club (whenever we can go to those again.) Darker colours like blacks, reds, and purples are much more common in those spaces, and I think turning up in something white and then being an absolute filthbeast is kinda fun in a subversive way?

This set also brings to mind all kinds of innocence-and-corruption fantasies. It makes me want to look sweet and pretty and then let a hot Dominant absolutely fucking destroy me.

If you think traditional, the Beau basque definitely has a bridal aesthetic. If you’re getting married and looking for some white wedding night lingerie to wow your new spouse, the Beau basque is an affordable (and comfortable!) option.

White lace thong basque Beau lingerie set

Since you can’t remove the suspenders, you really do need stockings with this basque. These lace-top thigh highs will look gorgeous with it!

Fit and Comfort

The Beau basque comes in “one size” (which is designed to fit sizes 8-16, while the Plus size is designed to fit sizes 18-24.) I honestly really struggle to believe there’s much out there that will fit a size 8 body and a size 16 body equally well.

All bodies are different and it is pretty adjustable, but… yeah, “one size” stuff is a minefield.

I’m a size 12 and the Beau basque set was a pretty good fit for me. The back straps and suspenders are fully adjustable and the stretchy waistband has a decent amount of give, so you can adjust it to fit to a certain extent. The waistband of the thong is also fully adjustable. As it’s non-wired, the Beau basque also contains my G-cup boobs surprisingly well.

Verdict

A surprising winner! This piece is unlike anything I’d pick for myself if it wasn’t being sent to me for review, but I love it far more than I expected to.

The Beau basque set retails for £34.99. Use code coffkink10 at checkout to get 10% off this piece or anything else at Lovehoney!

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Beau basque to review. All views and pictures, as ever, are mine. Affiliate links appear in this post.

[Kink Product Review] Lovehoney Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump

Alongside my regular sex toy reviews and lingerie reviews, I thought it would be fun to review a few more niche and unusual kink items. I’ve been wanting to try a pussy pump for ages, and the lovely folks at Lovehoney were kind enough to hook me up.

So what happened when I tried the Lovehoney Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump?

What is a Pussy Pump?

A pussy pump features a cup or “chamber,” usually made of plastic, which sits over the vulva and creates a vacuum. When you use the attached pump, it pulls the air out and the seal gets tighter. The suction pulls blood into your vulva, giving it an engorged appearance and making everything much more sensitive. If you’re familiar with skin cupping, it’s basically the same mechanism.

Lovehoney Pussy Pump

The Lovehoney Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump is a reworking of their classic design. The clear plastic chamber is 4″ in length, which is sufficient to encase the clitoris, vaginal opening, and much of the vulva on most bodies. The hose is 19″ long and the finishes with the hand-held purple pumping bulb.

Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump from Lovehoney

This pussy pump features two release valves. The first is at the base of the bulb, and the second is on top of the chamber. This means that if you want to remove the hose when the chamber is in place, you can release the suction without having to reattach everything. I actually don’t recommend removing the hose, for reasons we’ll get into in a minute.

So does it work?

Pussy pumping takes a bit of practice, but it’s pretty easy once you’ve found the best way to use it for your body. We’re all slightly different shapes and sizes, so experiment to find the positioning that works best for you.

You’ll also likely need to use some lube to create a good seal. We found that lining the rim of the chamber with a basic water-based lube worked well.

Pussy pump chamber

A note if, like me, you have pubic hair: you absolutely can use a pussy pump without removing your hair! It might be a little more challenging to get a seal and you might need to use more lube than someone with a shaven vulva, but it can be done relatively easily!

This might be a simple positioning issue, but I did find that the Lovehoney Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump needed re-pumping regularly during use as the suction gradually loosened. I suspect this was due to not having a perfect seal – more experimentation needed. For this reason, we kept the hose attached and re-pumped a bit every couple of minutes.

How does it feel?

I was a little nervous to try pussy pumping because I’ve tried suction type sensations on other parts of my body and not particularly liked it. I wasn’t sure if it would be painful, pleasurable, or somewhere in between.

Pussy pumping kit from Lovehoney

The sensation is probably best described as “interesting.” It certainly doesn’t hurt unless you pump it to its absolute max. Even then the sensation is a kind of tugging, throbbing intensity rather than a sharp pain.

Is it pleasurable? Well, sort of. Some people say that the sensation of pumping is hugely pleasurable by itself, and some can even orgasm from it. That wasn’t my experience. It felt sort of nice, but not something that’s going to get me off any time soon.

The aftermath, though? That’s where the really good stuff is! Because pumping draws blood into the area, it left my vulva engorged and super sensitive. The orgasm I had shortly afterwards snuck up on me with a speed and intensity that was pretty out of the ordinary!

(No, you don’t get a picture of the results. Sorry, I’m not quite ready to put my everything on display for you all! Just search “pussy pump” on Google Images or your porn site of choice to see what it looks like in use.)

Do I recommend it?

If you’re curious about pumping and want to give it a go, then sure! Pumping can increase sensitivity and can be a fun and intimate thing to play with in a kink context.

The Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump costs an affordable £24.99 (and you can get 10% off this and anything else at Lovehoney using my code coffkink10 at checkout.) An interesting and different addition to our kit bag, which we’ll definitely use again.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this product to review. All opinions mine, as ever. Affiliate links appear in this post.

[Toy Review] Njoy Pure Wand

I very rarely buy sex toys these days. One of the major perks of running a sex toy review blog is that I get toys sent to me for free, usually several times per month. And when it comes to masturbating purely for pleasure rather than for reviewing purposes, I tend to return to a few trusty favourite toys again and again.

I say all this so you appreciate how unusual at is for me to actually buy a sex toy for myself just because I want it. But I’ve had my eyes on the Njoy Pure Wand for years so, when it was on significant discount in Lovehoney’s Black Friday sale, I decided to take the plunge and get one.

I might be the last sex blogger in the world to try this thing, but Late To The Party is practically my middle name, so… let’s go!

What is the Njoy Pure Wand?

The Njoy Pure Wand is something of a legend in the sex toy world. It is a super-hefty, super-shiny, C-shaped stainless steel dildo. Cast in 316 grade steel and measuring 8″ end-to-end and 10″ along the curve, this is an absolute beast of a toy. This is genuinely in the don’t-take-it-on-a-plane-because-they-might-think-it’s-a-weapon category!

Njoy Pure Wand in its box

The Pure Wand features two bulbed ends, one larger (5.5″ circumference) and one smaller (3″ circumference.)

The Njoy Pure Wand arrived packaged in a sleek and sturdy Njoy-branded box, lined with black velvety material and pink satin. It’s a nice presentation touch and also a convenient way to store your toy.

A Steel Sex Toy!?

Stainless steel is non-porous, body-safe, and designed to last a lifetime. It’s also beautiful to look at and feels incredible in use (more on that in a minute.) It is compatible with any type of lube, and is basically indestructible. So yes, the Njoy Pure Wand is pricey at £129.99 full price, but it is a true investment piece.

Njoy Pure Wand stainless steel dildo

You can heat up a stainless steel toy by running it under warm water before you play, or cool it down by popping it in the fridge (not the freezer) for a few minutes.

Stainless steel dildos are also incredibly easy to clean. Just use a sterile wipe or 10% bleach solution, followed by a rinse with gentle soap and warm water.

A Note on Squirting

The Njoy Pure Wand has a reputation for being the toy to make people with vulvas squirt.

It’s worth noting that squirting isn’t something that all vulva-owning bodies are capable of. It’s also worth noting that it’s not even something everyone wants! Personally I’ve never squirted, and I don’t actually know if my body is capable of it or not. I’d like to experience it, but I’m also not super attached to the idea. If it happens it happens, y’know?

Njoy pure Wand stainless steel dildo

So did the Njoy Pure Wand make me squirt? No. At least not so far. But did it feel absolutely incredible? Yes yes yes.

Pure Wand in Use

Despite lusting after it for years, I was a little nervous when it came to actually using the Njoy Pure Wand. Stainless steel is rigid, unyielding, and has a reputation for being incredibly intense as a sex toy material.

We actually started with the larger end as we were using the toy in preparation for a fisting scene.

This is a toy that requires a LOT of lube. Stainless steel looks smooth, but can feel quite “grabby” when you come to insert it. Since it’s so hard and rigid, lube will just make the whole experience so much more comfortable. We used Sliquid Sassy, which is super thick and long-lasting, but whatever lube you prefer will work fine.

The Njoy Pure Wand is INTENSE. Like seriously, seriously intense. Its pressure against my G-spot made me feel like I wanted to orgasm and pee all at the same time. (I’m told this is what the precursor to squirting can feel like, but it didn’t happen for me.)

It made me make noises that didn’t sound like anything I’ve ever heard from myself before, and it brought me to a purely G-spot orgasm more quickly and easily than anything has since I started taking antidepressants.

I needed aftercare after using this thing. That isn’t something that often happens when I play with toys.

So Do I Recommend It?

Fuck yes… with caveats.

I am absolutely in love with this dildo. I also recognise that it won’t be for everyone. If you like intense G-spot or prostate stimulation and can use hard toys comfortably (or enjoy a little bit of discomfort) then the Njoy Pure Wand will probably rock your world.

Get yours from Lovehoney and use my code coffkink10 at checkout for 10% off.

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