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#FunFindFriday: Hole Punch Toys

I really do hate to admit it, but after 8+ years of working in the industry I’ve started to grow bored with the vast majority of non-vibrating sex toys on the market.

That isn’t to say I think everything is bland, just that many of the highly accessible and heavily advertised ones are surprisingly uninspiring; there’s little attention paid to originality, the color choices are lackluster, there’s no freedom of artistic expression, and damn near all of them have no kick or imagination.

Talent. I’ve been missing talentcreativity… and vision.

Of course there are companies like Babes ‘N Horny, BS Is Nice, Whipspider Rubberworks, Vixen Creations,Vibeology, NobEssence, Divine Interventions, Bad Dragon, Fun Factory, Tantus, and Crystal Delights keeping it real and fresh, but in an industry that’s slowly starting to recognize and embrace smaller companies, there’s definitely room for more.

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Enter this weeks #FunFindFriday: Hole Punch Toys, the designer behind some seriously fun and colorful artisanal small batch silicone sex toys, molded and poured by hand, one by one, in an art studio in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From playful radishes to carrot butt plugs, ice cream cones, stunning blue rockets, tri-colored popsicles, and a sleek blacked-out Nun, Hole Punch Toys has most of the bases covered when it comes to mixing art and pleasure.

The uniqueness doesn’t end there, unlike large volume manufactures each is made to order, and details like color are subject to the creators whim at the time of pouring. If he’s in a translucent grass-green mood, that is what you’ll get. Hunter green today? There you go. I have to admit, judging by this misfit box of toys or these white chocolate lookalikes, I’d be more than happy to get something completely my own.

Have an idea for a toy you’d like made? You’ve come to the right place, Bespoke toys are something they do. Just get in contact with a brief description of your idea, and if it’s something that can be done they’ll gladly work with you to make it happen. It’ll probably cost you a pretty penny, but there are times when it’s worth it. This is one of them.

Needing to know more I went right to the source, asking the creator if he’d answer a bunch of questions about Hole Punch Toys, the concept behind the designs, how the toys are made, etc. and he very graciously obliged. Big thanks to Colin for taking time out of his busy schedule, I totally appreciate it.

rocketholepunch1.) Who is Hole Punch Toys?

Hole Punch Toys are an extension of Hole Punch Studio, which is an arbitrary name assigned, for beuroctaric and advertising reasons, to the art I produce. I, being me, Colin. Primarily visual art, both two and three dimentiomal, audio visual, or in this case, silicone. I create one hundred percent of the material associated with Hole Punch Toys, with the exception of some borrowed imagery used in digital assemblages for labels and such.

2.) What motivated you to create Hole Punch Toys?

The same thing that motivates any creative endeavor I think. The challenge of bringing something that exist in your imagination into physical being. The process of making.  I suppose having sex toys in my head to begin with is telling of something, but I’ll leave that for another discussion.

hole punch radish3.) What sets Hole Punch Toys apart from other manufacturers?

It depends. If you are asking about the business as an entity, I would say that the main difference is in production capability.  This is a one person operation. I pour and package each piece to order in my free time which means each piece is approached as a singular object, made from a singular batch of silicone and tinted individually. That could all change of course, but for now, that is how it is.

If you are asking about the toys themselves, I DO NOT differentiate them from other silicone toys of this nature.

I think there is room for as many designs in this world as there are minds and the bodies attached to them. Not everything is for everybody. If someone likes what I make,  that’s fantastic. If not, that’s great also. Although it will hurt me deeply and might make me cry.

teeny creemee hole punch4.) Where do you draw inspiration for your designs from?

It is pretty plain to see my designs don’t come from a very high minded place.  Although I have appreciation for so called “fine art”,  I seem to have been impacted most deeply by the images and symbology of pop culture, from Saturday morning cartoons and comics to advertising imagery and the beauty of everyday objects.

All my art seems to be an effort to break down images and forms into their simplest components, which works well in designing insertables, where detail and complex shapes are not optimal. It suits my style, if I could be bold enough to think I have one.

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Giveaway: Rhino by Traz

After posting my written review for the Rhino by Traz penis extender the folks at the company got in touch and generously offered one to giveaway as a way of saying thanks… so if you’ve been looking to get your hands on one of the very best penis sleeves around, FOR FREE, now’s your chance!

The contest is open to Canada and the U.S. and includes your choice of sleeve. Not sure which one is for you; if you’re looking for something slender and easy to handle, snag a Sleek. Want a sleeve that’s not too big, nor too small? A Genesis is the way to go. Looking to go all out, balls to the wall badassery? You need a Stampede.

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Curious as to why I love them so? There’s a lot of reasons, but here’s the gist; they’re totally body safe, comfortable to wear and use, easy to put together, customizable to fit your personal needs, non-porous so they won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube, or bacteria (making them very easy to clean), come in 3 different diameters so you have a variety to choose from, can be used as a masturbation sleeve or to enhance other toys (dildos/vibes etc), have motion transfer technology so you feel every thrust, warm to body temperature quickly, adds both length and girth, and most importantly, they don’t require a strap or harness to stay in place. They’re the first of their kind, and are the very best design I’ve ever had my hands on. #truth

But enough of me trying to convince you. All I’m going to say is this, if you’ve ever been curious about having sex with a bigger penis, you need to try a Rhino by Traz. That’s all there is to it.

As for the contest, entering is easy; just follow the instructions below to gain entries and you could be the lucky winner!
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Contests not really your thing? Not to worry, use code ‘KaraSutra‘ when checking out at TrazRhino.com and you’ll save 10% off your entire order! Don’t say I never do anything for you.

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#SALE: Tantus Grab Bags + Free Toys!

Tantus Grab Bag SaleGot a case of the Mondays? Not to worry, I’ve got something that just might brighten your day;  from today until Sunday August 24th 2014, you can get 20% off already reduced Tantus grab bags.

Just head over to the Grab Bags page, pick the toy you want, enter code “ROULETTE” during check out, and BOOM! You just got some of the very best silicone sex toys at prices that are almost unheard of.

Need Some Help Deciding?

  • If you want a non-intimidating butt plug a little flirt or small ripple will do you just fine. Literally. (Reg $17, Now $13.60)
  • Prefer something a little larger or a toy that’s great for prostate stimulation? go for the Ryder (Reg $18, Now $14.40) or a Protouch. (Reg $23, Now  $18.40)
  • Thinking of a dildo? Snag an Tantus Echo (Reg. $33, Now $26), Vamp (Reg. $22.50, Now $18), Leisure (Reg $27, Now $21.60), or a Large Silk (Reg. $27, Now $21.60). All of them are amazing, it’s just a matter of picking which ones you prefer. I personally love them all!

Decided which one you want? YAY! Just click the image below to go straight to sale page.

Echo Grab Bag

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Tantus Echo Handle Grab Bag

Echo Handle

Leisure Grab Bag

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Lil Flirt Grab Bag

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Protouch Grab Bag

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Ripple Grab Bag

Ripple

Ryder Grab Bag

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LG Silk Grab Bag

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Vamp Grab Bag

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*So what’s the deal with the Grab Bags? they’re basically the same great products crafted from the same medical grade silicone, just mixed into a variety of shades you won’t find anywhere else… I’ve managed to get some absolutely stunning color mixes this way (one is blackish purple, with a midnight purple glittery sheen, another is a pearly pink with a sparkly effect). Sadly I can’t tell you what color you’ll get, and you can’t pick and choose, but I can guarantee it’ll be way better than you expect.

p.s. Every time Tantus does a grab bag sale they sell out. I’m not shitting you, it’s probably one of the best sales around! On that note, I’d highly suggest you get your orders asap.

…PLUS FREE STUFF!!!

Need a little added incentive…

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 3.09.51 AMUntil the end of the month if you spend $100 or more on ANYTHING you’ll get a FREE Black Tantus Vibrating Harness ($30 value! + FREE US shipping)

Spend $200 or more get a FREE Black Tantus Vibrating Harness AND a Silver Sport Long (that’s $77 in FREE STUFF! + free INTERNATIONAL shipping!)

Spend $250 or more get a FREE Black Tantus Vibrating Harness, a Silver Sport Long, AND a Black C-Sling ($119 in FREE STUFF! + free INTERNATIONAL shipping! Whoa!)

Still wondering what makes Tantus so great? Check my Tantus Toy Haul video, Find out why I love Tantus, or read one of my many reviews.

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News: Fleshlight Is Discontinuing Sex In A Can

Fan of the stuff Fleshlight does?

There’s some sad news you need to know; as of Aug. 29. 2014. Fleshlight is discontinuing Sex In A Can versions.

Why, you ask? I have no clue. I can only speculate they don’t sell as well as the company hoped, or they’re doing the whole ‘out with the old to make room for the new’ thing. Which is kinda exciting, if it is the case.

My point: if you wanted one but never got around to it, here’s your LAST CHANCE BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

*Note: the above video was made with the original cans, they’ve since updated them to look like ‘real’ beer cans, a.k.a “Gold Label”. You can find them all below. Regularly they’re $55.95 each, but with the 25% off discount they’re only $48.95, a 3 pack will run you $131.95, saving you $36. Looking for other Fleshlight deals, find ’em here. While I’m at it, Jenna Haze has 2 new textured sleeves.

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Review: Rhino by Traz Penis Extension


Ask anyone with a smaller than average penis about their experiences and most will likely admit that “making do with what they’ve got” is sometimes easier said than done.

That isn’t to say that anything below average isn’t good. Because it is. Very much so. As someone that isn’t a size queen, I can personally testify to that.  But considering we live in a culture where the message of “bigger is better” is a constant, it’s silly to expect someone to be confident when they don’t feel what they have is adequate, even when it is.  So, like anyone would do, they look for something that will make them feel better, whether it be a pump, sleeve, or otherwise.

Enter the Rhino by Traz penis extension; a kick ass 4-in-1 penis sleeve I found while updating my beginners guide to penis extensions.

Now I know this isn’t something that will appeal to all of you, but with sex toys designed for “men” finally starting to catch up to their “female” counter parts, I can’t help but think Traz is poised to take over a considerable part of the market, and quite deservedly so. What they’re offering is leaps and bounds above what’s currently available, both in terms of design, usage, and materials.Traz Rhino, The Worlds #1 Penis Sleeve

 The Good

Even as someone who tends to opt for decidedly ‘average’ sized insertables, I can’t help but love the sleeves Traz has created. They’re sleek and easy to use, supple, body safe, comfortable, and most importantly, THEY STAY PUT!

  • Unlike other sleeves, the Traz versions are the ONLY ones made of 100% silicone that don’t require a sling under the balls to hold them in place, allowing them a handful of benefits:
    • they’re far less likely to tear with time, a common issue I hear with ‘real feel‘ and roll on versions.
    • allergic to latex? no worries, they’re latex free.
    • being non-porous they won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube, or bacteria.
    • they’re hypoallergenic, hygienic, non-toxic, and phthalate free, so they won’t leech chemicals into you or your partners body.
  • Each of the sleeves is totally customizable when it comes to length, simply cut it to the exact size you need.
  • Even though they’re thick, with a considerable amount of weight (especially the Stampede/Genesis versions), the silicone still has some squish, give, and flexibility, allowing for a decent cushion and comfortable fit.
  • They can be used as a masturbation sleeve; just add some lube, slide yourself inside, and stroke away. If you want to add a different sensation cover the end with your finger for some ‘sucking’ action. It’s obvs not like the real thing, but I’ve been told it’s above par.
  • If you have a traditional vibe hanging around, or a basic dildo for that matter, the sleeves can be placed over top to ‘enhance’ it.
  • Finally, as someone that’s tried all the options available (we’re talking latex, realistic, and strap-on), I appreciate not having to continually start and stop because the sleeve is sliding off. If you want a sleeve that stays put! you want a Rhino by Traz.

How To Use/Sizing

Included in the kit are three components; the silicone sleeve, an inner sizing core, and the plug (inserted it in the end to create the vacuum suction). For the most part putting it all together easy to do; just add some lube, slide the core all the way to the top of the sleeve, insert your erect penis, squish the base to remove any air, and insert the plug. Easy peasy!

Note: Before use with a partner I suggest taking some time to explore on your own; masturbate with it, put all the parts together and remove them, let your partner use it (on a vibe or dildo) so they’re familiar with it, and make sure it’s the right size (this might require cutting the sleeve, core, or both). That way, when the time comes, you’ll be confident and know what to expect.  It’ll go a long way for making the experience a good one. Trust me on this.

Comparison

I’m going to assume the majority of reviews you read will be from those who have a penis and can give you some insight on what to expect as the one wearing it. This is sadly something I can’t do. Ahem, *vagina*. Instead, what I can do is offer what it’ll be like for the person you’re sharing with. A considerable point of interest for those looking to get something because their partner isn’t satisfied.

Rhino by Traz Penis Extension: SleekRhino by Traz Penis Extension: Sleek

Being the least intimidating of the three I opted to explore with the Sleek first. Resembling a lot of the dildos I own, the 1.5″ diameter was similar enough in size that I felt confident I could manage it without a hitch.

After a bit of foreplay and the addition of lube, the smooth shaft slid in effortlessly with a minimal amount of drag. Even though it was longer than I’m used to, it didn’t take long before we had a steady rhythm going, the supple silicone added a gentle cushioning that made deep thrusting comfortable and enjoyable.

Having said that I’ll admit it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I knew what I was getting into reviewing these sleeves; that they were silicone and wouldn’t feel like a ‘real’ penis, but even with all the dildos I’ve used over the years it felt foreign. It wasn’t something I didn’t find pleasurable, because I did, I’m just used to certain sensations (i.e. the feeling of ‘him‘), and not having that took me by surprise. Fortunately that passed rather quickly and the two of us were able to focus on each other rather than the sleeve.

As for using it to masturbate with, my tester was impressed. He said he could feel the ridges inside as it slid up and down his shaft and that the suction action was something he thoroughly enjoyed. Because it’s thinner the grip can be better felt.

Who Will Like It

If you’re comfortable with your girth but want that ‘little bit more’ by way of length, I’d say choose a Sleek. The sleeve is adequately ‘above average’, but still totally doable. That isn’t to say it won’t add girth if you need it, because it will.  It’s also the most comfortable of the three, both to wear and insert.  On that note, being lighter than the other two it shouldn’t weigh your penis down, something my partner complained about with the larger versions.

Rhino by Traz Penis Extension: GenisisRhino by Traz Penis Extension: Genesis

After conquering the Sleek with a minimal amount of effort I suffered from a bout of overconfidence and rushed into the Genesis, after all, how much difference could a half inch make?

Let me tell you, it makes A BIG DIFFERENCE.

Although they look damn near identical, save for a half inch upgrade in girth, these two sleeves are worlds apart. Unlike the Sleek, Genesis is bulky with a weight increase that’s noticeable from just holding it. Flexibility is also something they don’t share; Sleek is exceptionally pliable, whereas Genesis is much more substantial with minimal give. There’s also a slightly raised bump in the head of the shaft designed to offer g-spot stimulation, making it feel thicker. All of these differences played a role in my ability, or lack thereof, to take the sleeve without a deliberate effort.

Between the weight of the sleeve pulling his dick down and my vag deciding it was too big, getting it in was a struggle. There was a considerable amount of discomfort at first, followed by a cycle of start, stop, remove, add lube, etc until it was half in. At that point we had to just leave it alone so my body could relax and adjust. Then, just when I thought we’d have to quit, he gave a gentle thrust and it slid into place perfectly. As someone that doesn’t regularly use anything larger than 5″ in length or 1.5″ in diameter, this was a major accomplishment.

The size was fulfilling without being too much, and once we got into the swing of things it became surprisingly comfortable. From that point each thrust went from discomfort to instant gratification. Not at all what I expected considering the amount of effort it took to get it in.

Like the previous version it serves well as a masturbation device, with the added thickness offering some decent squish and give.

Who Will Like It

If you’re looking for an all around increase in size, we’re talking both girth and length, you’ll probably prefer the Genesis. It’s considerably heavier than the sleek, and also less flexible, but it feels a lot more substantial. Like the Sleek, the Genesis has dense ribbing, making it perfect for masturbation sessions.

Rhino by Traz Penis Extension: StampedeRhino by Traz Penis Extension: Stampede

There was no time that I wasn’t overwhelmed by the Stampede. If we’re being honest, it’s safe to say that I was legitimately afraid. I probably sound like a big sissy, but here’s the thing, until you hold it in your hands and feel the heft behind it, you really won’t appreciate the situation.

Let me make this very clear: the Stampede is a beast, not unlike the Tantus T-Rex, however there is one big difference between the two; with the T-Rex you’re in full control, after all it is just a dildo and you’re the boss. With the Stampede however, you’re at the mercy of the person wielding it.  A scary thought for someone like me. Again, I’m going to emphasize the fact that my vadge is most pleased with anything 5″ in length and 1.5″ – 2″ inches in diameter, however in it’s entirety (we’re talking 8″ x 2.2″), the Stampede seemed staggering.

Even with all the right prepping, the first time we tried was a no-go; there was lube, and lots of it. Dirty grooves played in the background. I even went so far as to get the body wand original and a Vixen Maverick involved for a good half hour. Didn’t matter, my vagina shut down and refused entry. Fortunately I wasn’t alone in my disappointment, due to the added weight my partner had a hard time maneuvering and found himself using it like a barbell to show off his “dick lifting skills” rather than screw me with.

Never one to accept defeat I decided to take matters into my own hands literally and break out the big guns; there was a bottle of Chardonnay (for drinking! pervs), four of my largest dildos, my favorite lube, and an old acrylic vibe that hasn’t seen the light of day in years. One by one I worked through the toys until I thought I’d be able to handle the Stampede. Then, inch by overly large inch, I manged to get it in fully, though not comfortably or to my liking. Thrusting didn’t feel like the others; the matte texturing added some drag and the weight of it made my wrist tired. Eventually I gave up and left it inserted while stimulating externally until I climaxed around the thick shaft. Let’s just say it offers a fullness that’s hard to beat.

This was also my partners least favourite when it came to use as a masturbation sleeve. He said that although the thickness added a lot of cushioning, it didn’t offer as much control over ‘tightness’ as he would have liked. Also, because the internal core has ridges that are more spread out, it wasn’t as stimulating. He still enjoyed it, just not as much.

Who Will Like It

If you’re the type that follows the motto “go big or go home“, the Stampede is for you. If you love big cock, the Stampede is for you. If you don’t shy away from a challenge and like the idea of feeling like a badass after conquering something large and in charge, the Stampede is for you. Point being, this baby is no joke. It’s products like this that make me wish I was a size queen. *sigh*

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The Bad

Due to the size of the internal hole you may or may not fit inside. As for length, if you’re 4 ½” to 5″ inches you should be fine with leaving the sleeves as is, though if you’re larger you may need to trim the inner core.  If you’re shorter than 4 1/2″ you’ll likely need to cut the sleeve to custom fit, otherwise it’ll hang off and feel segmented.

They don’t feel like a “real” penis. Instead, it’s like having sex with a partner who’s penis has been replaced by a really great dildo. That’s not me knocking it, I just don’t want you to expect it to feel “human” and be disappointed.

You’re probably going to worry that the plug will come out inside you, lost to the depths of your vadge forever more… I know I did. Thankfully it never happened. I can’t promise that it won’t for you, but of all the times we used it I didn’t have any issues. #vacuumsealforthewin

The website states that they can be used anally, however this is something I didn’t try as I have a strict ‘must have a base to go in my butt’ policy. You could place it on a dildo that has a base and see how things go, but I just wasn’t willing to chance it.

Because they’re rather small, think of a thumb tack minus the pin, there’s a likely chance you’ll accidentally lose or misplace your plug. If you do, don’t worry. Just email the folks at Traz and they’ll send you a replacement or two.

Care & Cleaning

Because they wont retain bodily fluids, lube or bacteria, they don’t require heavy duty cleaning. Simply give them a good wash with mild soap and water and let them sit to air dry. Or, if you’re a clean freak, you can boil them in water for 3 minutes, toss ’em in your dishwasher, or wash them with a 10% bleach solution. Though honestly, it’s pretty unnecessary.

Final Verdict – Rhino by Traz Penis Extension

Rhino by Traz Penis ExtensionI was first introduced to penis sleeves 9 years ago. The concept was strange to me, the product even more so. I mean, why wouldn’t someone just learn to work with what they had? Seemed reasonable enough. Especially to someone who preferred things on the smaller side and didn’t really understand the whole size queen thing. But I was a noob and really didn’t know any better.

Now, almost a decade later, I’ve come to understand just how helpful a good extension can be. Not only for the person wearing it, but the partner that might want just that little bit more… or in the case of the Stampede or Genesis sleeves, a lot more.

After all, if your partner can use something bigger than you, like a dildo, why can’t you put on a high quality sleeve and do it yourself? You can. And that’s the whole point.

For more info or to get one of your own, head over to their website or check out SheVibe, the only other place you can currently get one

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