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I usually don’t create posts for deals and discounts, instead using my sale page as a means of keeping you up to date. But since it’s Black Friday, the day when everyone goes bat shit crazy trying to snag stuff at rock bottom prices, I figured I’d make an exception. Consider this a token of my undying love for all of you. That and a way of getting you to buy sex toys, ’cause that’s just how I do.

*I’ll be adding more sales as I become aware of them, so keep checking back until Cyber Monday.

Here’s all the sales, deals, or discounts I know about…


Okay, so this isn’t really a Black Friday sale since it’s been going on all month, but I love the company, products, and people behind it so much that I’m giving it one last little push. The truth is, I think everyone that’s sexually active (be it on your own or with a partner(s)) needs to own at least one thing Tantus makes, so do me a favor, I don’t care how much you spend, or what you buy, just SPOIL YOURSELF WITH SOMETHING. You’ve got until Sunday to save 30% off EVERYTHING they have online (just use code THEDIRTY30). If you still aren’t sure, I suggest you watch my Tantus Haul video, and read up on the company. They are nothing short of impressive.

Need some ideas? here’s few of my faves; Bend Over Beginner Kit, Neo Plug, Small Ripple, G-Spot Vibe, Cush 02 (my review), and the Tantus T-Rex (personally I couldn’t take it, but if you’re a ‘size queen’, you’ll LOVE. IT. my review).


In case you didn’t know, Fleshlight has a shit tonne of sales on for Black Friday! EVERYTHING THE SITE is at least 25% off, with select deals going all the way up to 35% off. Personally I’d suggest the Stamina Training Unit Kit, Stoya Pleasure Pack, or the Vibro Pack. PLUS, you get free shipping with orders over $100, add on a free Mr.Limpy with orders over $125, or add on a FREE SLEEVE with orders over $150. If those are all too expensive for you, there’s always the option of grabbing a Classic Pink Lady for under $50.

Fleshlight lady Stamina Pack SaleStoya Fleshlight Sale Black Friday

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Currently SheVibe has quite a few sales going on, the best being the ones I’ve provided images for below. They’ve also got $50 off the Mina Ola, the Classic Je Joue Mimi for $25 off, and the Aneros Evi for $20 off. You also get free shipping if you spend $75 or more.




You’ve got til Dec 2nd to save 25% SITEWIDE. That means just about EVERYTHING online is discounted, with no minimum purchase. They’ve got the new Limon Touch by Minna Life (reg. $119, now $89 w/ the 25% off), We-Vibe 4 (reg. $159, now $119 w/ 25% off – save $40), my original fave basic vibe the Butterfly Bliss (formerly, Butterfly Kiss) is not available in silicone (used to be TPR) for $21, a MustachiO vibrator… yes, it’s a vibrator that’s a wearable mustache, because why the fuck not?! for under $14, and the Stronic Drei Pulsator (reg. $199, now $149 w/ the 25% off – save $50). You also get free shipping w/ orders over $50 and a bunch of sample lubes to try out.

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Until Dec 2nd 2013 save 20% on all Lelo toys with code “luxury”, save 30% on a bunch of their best selling items, plus get FREE shipping on all orders $50+. *try using lowercase letters with the promo codes at checkout if you have issues.


blackfriday-Bathmate BathMate Penis Pump

I’m personally all about body pride, learning to work with what you’ve got, and not feeling inadequate when it comes to penis size… but I know there are many of you that just won’t be happy until you’ve tried a penis pump that actually does what it says. In my opinion, and those of the friends I’ve given one to, the Bathmate DOES in fact work. No, the results wont be permanent (which is the same for ANY PUMP), but they will remain so long as you use it regularly and follow the instructions to a t. So, if you’ve been looking for a good pump at a decent price, use code BATHMATE and get 30% off.  Curious as to how the Bathmate works? check out my videos of the original Hercules model, or the larger Bathmate Goliath.



As always, Black Friday at includes some pretty great deals; they’ve got the Tantus Raptor XL on sale for $44 (usually ranges from $70 – $90 depending on where you shop), the ENTIRE Ovo collection (T1 Lay On, L1 Love Balls, and F11 I have my eyes on you!), the new Vegan friendly, sugar, glycerin, petroleum, and paraben free flavored lubes by NaturLabs for under $12, and a bunch of other goodies! PLUS use code “FRIDAY” and take an additional 25% off EVERYTHING!


Staring at 8pm on American Thanksgiving, is offering special deals on some of their best selling items. The drastically reduced prices (30% – 80%) will be offered on Black Friday and again on Cyber Monday, for now the sales are identical but I’m sure they’ll change as items sell out. Also, don’t forget to check out their discount coupon page for added deals or coupon codes for free shipping.


Use code BLACKF and save 20% on EVERYTHING Lelo makes. My suggestion, avoid the Ida (my review), and opt for the Tara, or if you want something for dual stimulation snag an Ina 2, it’s what I’m asking for this Christmas.

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If you’ve been wanting a We-Vibe Tango (yes you have!), Tenga Fliphole, Beginner Bondage Kit, or a Lelo Mia 2, now would be a good time to hit up Lovehoney. They’ve got low stock, so check stuff out before it’s all gone!


Last by not least, if you want to help keep my reviews and videos going (yes, I’m getting on that asap!), shopping at my online store would certainly help. Not only are the prices discounted to start with, but if you spend $25 you’ll save $5 with code SAVE5, or spend $55 and you’ll save $10 with code BLACKFRIDAY, PLUS FREE SHIPPING (USA only).

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Review: Lelo Ida

Lelo Ida & TaraAfter watching the promotional video for Ida & Tara, Lelo’s newest couples toy, the little sex toy hoarder living in my head desperately whispered… you need to have that.

I told it that I didn’t. That there were other things to covet. That I had my sights on another precious. That it had misled me before, and that because of past indiscretions I wasn’t sure I could trust it again. Yet each and every time I heard someone tweeting or talking about it, there was that familiar hushed voice growing ever more determined…  you need to have it.

You just, need to have it.

So, when the lovely Carlyle Jensen of Toronto based sex toy shop Good For Her asked if I’d like to review it, the little voice screamed YES! …and with my own curiosities peaked, I really couldn’t say no.


As with every other LELO product I’ve reviewed, the packaging is professional, respectful and ’boutique’ in appearance. The box is sleek, glossy, modern, and classy, with no tacky photos or cheesy slogans to detract from the level of quality the company has come to be known for.

Once open you’ll find a matte cardboard box that cradles both the remote and vibe within a velvety tray. There’s also a small compartment hiding a set of batteries, charging cord, key to open and close the battery cover, registration card for warranty, and instruction book.

For the record I love Lelo’s packaging; it keeps everything in one neat little lint free place, cords, batteries, lube and all, so I never have to rummage through drawers trying to find all the parts and pieces. On that note, do yourself a favor and hold onto it. It’ll likely serve you well in the long run.

outer package

inner & outer box

toy tray & outer box

the full shebang


Personal Experience

Having previously reviewed the Tiani 2, another Lelo vibe with a disc like remote, I was familiar with how Ida worked… or at least I thought I was.

And so I laid, a piece of silicone stuffed lifeless inside me, arm flailing like a maniac having a carpal tunnel fit, cursing every dirty word I knew, hoping against all odds I’d remember and like one of Oprah’s signature Aha! moments, miraculously figure it out. As if that wasn’t awkward enough, I caught sight of my partner standing in the middle of room staring at me mid remote controlled flail, looking confused, horrified and amused. After the fact he said he was seriously considering calling 911. Suffice to say,  I’ll not make that mistake again. Instructions, people. Even when you think you know better, always read the instructions. And lock the door.

buttons, buttons, everywhere.

Good luck trying to find these in the dark, or when lubed hands are at the helm

Feeling like a total failure I decided it would be in my best interest to forgo the remote and try the vibe on its own. This posed its own set of problems… the power button is located on the side of the rounded base, which is fine, except that each time you want to switch settings (there’s 6 of them), the entire vibe must be removed. Sure, you could spend a good 10 minutes aimlessly running lubed fingers around the base, feverishly searching for tiny and impossible to find embossed ridges, only to continuously land on the charging port instead. But that would be foolish. Removing it would certainly be easier. And far more time effective. You’d think I’d have learned by now.

Thankfully there’s a silver lining to my lack of common sense… it was during this constant insertion and removal that I came to realize how Ida works best; because the base was too short to rest on the clitoris and offer direct stimulation, placing the edge of it on the clit while slowly rocking with a hand cupped over the the base, so the arm penetrates in a gentle gliding motion, I was able to bring myself to orgasm.

Assuming I was on to something, I tested this method 3 times over the next few days and was thankfully met with the same result; a slowly built release that left a pleasurable and steady wave of orgasmic contractions.  Was it a bit more involved than I hoped? Yup. Was it mind blowing or intense? No. But it was effective. That’s better than nothing, right?

Lelo Ida size comparison

a full fingers worth, plus a bit

For as determined as I am there were times when my wrist started to cramp and I had to stop, rather than giving up and grabbing my Hitachi, I laid there like a lazy little bitch and let Ida twirl away. The rhythmic pressure felt nice as it gently stroked my g-spot and the vibrations did their thing on my vulva, but there was something that lingered… something not quite right… something was missing… then BAM! it hit me, I couldn’t help but notice the arm was pretty wimpy size wise. Even for someone that isn’t a size queen, measuring 3 inches in circumference at its thickest, and 3.5′ inches insertable, it isn’t very impressive. Granted Ida is meant to be a couples toy, so the thinner the better, but in this case, I was left wanting. If I had to compare it to something, I’d say the thickness is pretty close to having a finger inside you. Maybe two, but that’s pushing it.

As for prostate use, my tester said he could feel it and it was comfortably good, but that the wide, thick, and firm base was hard to get used to between his ass cheeks and that finding a good angle while sitting was a bit trying (he’s used to flexible silicone, so that may be more him than the product).  I tried it this way myself… it’s an interesting sensation, a little weird at first, then fairly pleasurable. Though I’ll admit, I had the same issue with the base until I wedged it between my butt cheeks and clenched like my life depended on it. Not ideal, but it’ll do.

Partner Use

Unfortunately partner use is where things start to get really tricky, and by tricky I mean worse; once Ida is inserted it’s rather difficult to get a partner in, especially if they’re wearing a condom. In fact, if they’re wearing a condom don’t even bother, it’ll likely end badly – as per the one condom that went missing, and the other that pulled and eventually tore.  Yes, we found the lost one, but still. This is not okay.

On that note, I know that Ida was a product designed for couples, couples that presumably don’t use condoms anymore. But for those of us that do, it’s a righteous pain the ass, on top of being worrisome and disappointing. There should be a warning about this somewhere, yet there is not.  Lelo, please fix this.

Lack of a condom makes the experience arguably less frustrating, but it’s still awkward and requires effort, lots of lube, a lot of foreplay, and even more patience and perseverance.  Getting a rhythmic thrusting going wasn’t easy either, I had to hold Ida in place to keep it from slipping when he pulled out, discouraging to say the least. Of course this wasn’t the only let down; rather than providing ‘more pleasure for him‘, with each thrust (when we could finally manage it, they were few and far between), he was met with the firm base hitting his pelvis. Grinding was no better, the base dug into him awkwardly until he finally asked if we could stop.  Even though changing angles and positions provided different results, it’s safe to say Ida isn’t something he’d opt to use again given the choice.

As for the rotations, I could feel them, but it wasn’t what I expected… there was pressure internally, but it was muted, almost like an afterthought, and didn’t add that much to the experience. Externally I felt the vibrations, but I was concentrating so hard on keeping it in place and trying to feel the rotations that I didn’t pay them the attention they deserved.

a plethora of dildos

my allies in defeat

Certain it was just my partner or the way we have sex, I armed myself with a handful of dildos of varying sizes/materials and settled in to prove myself right. For the record, there is nothing like an angry sex hoarder wielding sex toys totally ready for a challenge.

Yet again, I was wrong.

Even when lubed the silicone on silicone gripped and pulled my skin or each other, making insertion and any thrusting a serious difficulty. I struggled with hard ABS plastic, wood, and glass on silicone that at first dragged, then slipped all over the place. Admittedly, a lack of lube would have solved this problem, but I can’t begin to think of the ordeal it would have been without it. Quite unexpectedly, the last set of materials also made the vibrations pitch take on a distracting buzzy tone every time they unintentionally touched the ABS plastic cover. It was an all around fail.

Now add to all of these experiences a remote, one that requires either constant movement, focus, the ability to multitask, or all of above, and you’ve got one hell of a situation going on. Maybe it’s just me, but sex shouldn’t require this much work, especially from a product that’s supposed to offer “intense satisfaction“. Their words, not mine. Don’t get me wrong, the wireless remote is fun to play with… it’s just a tad involved and seems more like a gimmick to inflate prices than anything else.

Care & Cleaning

Thankfully Ida doesn’t require a heavy duty cleaning after use, the silicone won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube or bacteria, allowing a quick wash with warm water and antibacterial soap. You’ll want to take a few extra seconds to make sure the indent around the gold cover is clean, same goes for the remote buttons. I’ve found fluids will collect around the seam, something you probably wont notice until after the fact.  Also, make sure to avoid getting any water or soap in the charging socket of the toy, and that it’s dry before you plug it in to recharge, that could obviously be dangerous.

Final Verdict

Personally I think Ida has a bit of an identity crisis to work out, which is crappy since I’ve had really great luck with Lelo toys so far;  Ella was one of the very first toys that consistently had me squirting (tmi? meh.), their dual stimulator Ina was one of my go to toys for over 3 years, and I’ve loved the first and second generation Gigi without fault. Maybe if it was thicker, and a tad longer, with a slightly higher resting base, it would make for an ideal solo toy, but as a couples vibe it comes up short. Not to mention being far too complicated.

My advice, if you want a vibrator that has the quality Lelo is known for, are in the market for something on the smaller side, that isn’t overwhelmingly powerful (i.e. NOT a Hitachi), head over to Good For Her and get yourself a Lelo Tara. Sans Ida. It’s basically the same thing without a remote, or the high price tag. If on the other hand you want something a little bit more substantial, I’d suggest snagging a Gigi 2, Ina 2, We-Vibe Touch… or if you’re dead set on a couples vibe, give the Tiani 2 a go. Or maybe the We-Vibe 4. I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks a lot more promising than what Lelo cooked up, even without the rotations.

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