Aslan Silicone Ball Gag

Aslan Silicone Ball Gag provided for review by Babeland

Kayla

The Silicone Ball Gag from Babeland is an amazing ball gag. I’ve been searching for a long time to attempt to find a ball gag that was both comfortable and the right size, and it’s been a difficult search. Many people seem to be able to use the 2” ball on most gags, but Jor just didn’t have the mouth size for it, so it made most traditional gags unusable for us. Until we found this one. (dun dun dunnnn)

The ball aspect itself is made completely from silicone which makes it safe for teeth because its squishy and has give. The leather of the gag is nicely treated, and it’s comfortably slick and smooth. This ball gag will fit sixteen to twenty-three inch heads, and the ball gag itself is just a little under two inches. The buckle isn’t locking, but it shouldn’t be; it’s a safety hazard.

Putting it onto another person is extremely easy. All I have to do is just allow Jor to keep the ball gag in his mouth, go around to his backside, then pull the straps up against the back of his head and tighten it. If you both are beginners, let it hang a little loose (so if need be, your partner can spit it out.) If you want “real” (what is real play anyway?) play, tighten it so your partner can’t spit it out.

Safety wise, don’t be stupid and use this for more than thirty minutes. Future jaw problems are not sexy. Agree upon a safeword before you shove a gag in your partner’s mouth – pissed off partners aren’t sexy either. If you have any jaw problems, be careful during use of a ball gag.

Cleaning it is extremely easy. Because each side of the ball gag provides a snap button, you can unsnap the ball gag from the rest of the leather and just clean it by itself. Warm water and antibacterial soap will clean the ball up just fine. Avoid getting the soap or water on the leather. If you want to clean the leather, there is special leather cleaner that will assist with that.


Jor

I really liked playing with the Silicone Ball Gag. It was a lot different from Ball Gags I’ve tried in the past. Normally they were alway too big for me and hurt my jaw. But this one was the perfect size for me. It wasn’t marketed as a training ball gag, but it definitely helps and I love having a ball gag I can finally keep on for more than a few minutes.

As for how it feels, well it feels basically like a ball gag. You’re going to drool, it’s going to be icky and humiliating, but it’s a ball gag. What are you expecting? So if you’re looking for something comfortable, I advise against sticking a gag in your mouth. As for the leather strap and stuff, they don’t bother me and they feel nice enough. Honestly I don’t even really notice they’re there. So I wouldn’t call it “uncomfortable” in a bad way, but it is a ball gag.

One nice thing about this ball gag, besides its size, is that it is really soft and squishy. I can easily dig my teeth into it and it doesn’t hurt at all. In fact it’s kind of fun going “nom nom nom” on a giant ball, but that’s besides the point. My point is basically it’s easy on the mouth and teeth. The Silicone Ball Gag, from my experiences so far, is basically a great ball gag for beginners. It’s user friendly, comfortable and fun to use, or at least the BDSM equivalents of those words.

The Naked Truth

Aesthetics: ★★★★☆

Functionality: ★★★★★

Craftsmanship: ★★★★★

Ease of Installation: ★★★★☆

Discretion: ★★★☆☆

Safety: ★★★★☆

Overall: ★★★★★

LELO Ella

LELO Ella provided for review by Babeland

Mimi

The LELO Ella is a coveted toy for many people, and understandably, considering it feels as luxurious as it looks (very) and it is designed to deliver g-spot orgasms. Pure silicone, velvety purple, and 7″ x 1-1/2″ at widest point.  It’s light and slightly flexible, yet sturdy enough to handle vigorous thrusting. Sounds fantastic, right? Keep reading.

I have had g-spot orgasms, both with and without ejaculation (or squirting), with the use of njoy’s Fun Wand or LELO’s Gigi and a vibrator on my clit. Both of the curved g-spot toys I just listed are harder and less flexible than the Ella, but they are just as smooth, well-made, and fantastic. However, a lot of effort is required for me and I even give my g-spot a “head start” over the clitoral stimulation. The Ella is even more difficult for me, which I was a bit surprised by.

The handle is long enough to maneuver and there are no buttons to worry about (like the Gigi), but there’s something about it’s shape and silicone handle that makes it hard to hold and thrust. My fingers slide out of place and it’s very upsetting. I find myself having to pause to re-adjust my fingers, which is totally not what I want to be doing when I’m getting close to exploding all over my sheets.

And perhaps I prefer the harder and less flexible feel of those other toys. Still, that’s personal preference, and the Ella is shaped perfectly for g-spot stimulation. That counts the most.

If you have difficulty with reaching a g-spot orgasm, don’t stress yourself out over it. It takes time and practice. And sometimes it just doesn’t happen. The point is to have a good time.

The great thing about silicone, in case you didn’t know, is that it can be sterilized after use by boiling it for about 10 minutes or putting it in the dishwasher without soap. This means you can share it with other people.

Joseph

Well, usually I sheepishly describe the materials and cleaning precautions with a vaginal insertion toy. You know, because I don’t have a vagina. No matter what you heard, I really don’t have one.

But this time Mimi covered all of that as well as the vagina factor (that would be a good band name) so I’ll just have to talk about my experiences using it on her.

The Ella is significantly better to use than the Gigi from my perspective because the handle is longer and there is not a big button right where my thumb should be. I can hold on and thrust really well and for much longer quite comfortably.

The Naked Truth

Aesthetics: ★★★★★

Ease of Cleaning: ★★★★★

Functionality: ★★★★☆

Overall: ★★★★½


Tenga Lip Service

The Tenga Lip Service: The best 15 dollars you’ll ever throw out.

Masturbation sleeves: they’re those ridiculous-looking tubes that, as a man, I’m a bit wary of sticking myself inside of. Sure they might take up an entire shelf at your local sex store, but do I really want to put my dick inside of a flashlight? How about an ultra-realistic looking set of disembodied hips or a strange, day-glo cylinder made out of materials with names right out of a science fiction novel? Call me a old fashioned, but sometimes a hand just feels more familiar. With this in mind, I was a bit wary upon seeing the “Tenga Lip Service” for the first time.

On one hand, it’s a masturbation sleeve. This means that I’ll inevitably be placing my manhood in the rubbery grasp of the cold and unnatural. But, on the other hand, this one had some promise. First, it was engineered and created in Japan, the same adult novelty culture that gave us tentacle porn and that strange stuff that turns water into goo; they know their stuff. Second, the “cup” was severely lacking any of the ridiculousness which inspired my original fear of masturbation sleeves, this one looked more like a fancy bottle of body wash or conditioner– I had a greater risk of being labeled as having expensive tastes than being a pervert. But, sophisticated grooming products aside, I was genuinely excited to try out the “Lip Service” (also known as the Deep Throat Cup) and put it through its paces. Before we get to that however, I should explain a bit about the Tenga in the first place.

Engineered in Japan by a former mechanic, the Lip Service comprises only one of a growing number of pre-packaged, “onacups” with names like “Rolling-head Cup” and “Soft Tube Cup” which, as you may have inferred, offer different types of stimulations. In particular, the Lip Service offers a unique method of suction that utilizes a small hole in one end of the cup to create a vacuum around the soft, jelly sleeve inside. Basically, you stick yourself in the cup to push the air around the sleeve out of the hole. Then, while covering the hole, you withdraw your penis from the cup and the thin jelly material hugs the skin close while providing suction. Pretty cool, right?

I’d have to see if it delivered on its promise.

Did it ever.

Removing the Lip Service (which I’ll just refer to as LS from now on,) from its package, unwrapping the protective covering and uncapping the business end of the diminutive cup, I was greeted with this:

A seemingly endless abyss of white jelly lay before me, coated in thick, slippery lube. I felt loved, knowing that there was a machine somewhere making sure that I didn’t have to lube up my LS before having at it. Taking a gulp, I inched myself into the LS, taking in the sensations as I heard a loud flatulating noise resonate around my penis. What had I done? Had I upset the Tenga somehow? Was I being punished by the masturbation gods for using such a plain looking masturbation sleeve? No, I just hadn’t removed the sticker on top! Right then, take two.

(Yeah, you’re going to want to take that sticker off before getting down to business.)

Sliding in again, a soft “pssht” sound replaced the earlier noise of the blocked hole and I could feel the material pushing against my penis. Now, I’m not a large guy by any means, but I could easily fill the LS with my overwhelming average-ness. Fear not however, they make larger versions for the XL guys out there. For me however, the normal Tenga did just fine and, placing my fingers over the little hole at the other end of the LS, I began to pump away. An astounding 30 seconds later, I collapsed on my bed in the throes of La Petite Mort, toes still curled from the experience.

Thirty seconds. Seriously.

Maybe it was the inhuman geometry of the inner sleeve that did it, perhaps it was the sucking sensation that drew the little ridges tight against my cock whenever I slipped out, but I have never climaxed so quickly in my life. In this respect, I’d give the Lip Service seven thumbs up if I could. The suction works and it works well, as evidenced by the very audible “slurp” that accompanied every thrust. That’s right, it slurps. Tenga claims that this adds to the realistic blowjob ambiance, but it can certainly be a detractor if you’re looking to be discreet about it. Luckily, it also makes a great aid without the suction, as evidenced by several longer follow-up tests over the course of the next week… Often several at a time.

As for whether or not it actually feels like a blowjob, that’s a tricky one. The different bumps and stimulation-enhancing bits on the inside certainly stimulate as much as a human mouth, perhaps even more in my case, but after a while you begin to notice the very real lack of life in the little plastic widget quickly engulfing your manhood. As a fan of blowjobs and the Tenga both, I’d have to say that in a pinch, the LS will more than do the job.

Any product that produces results this pleasurable wouldn’t be without its little niggles though, right? You’re correct! The LS does have a small list of issues, both large and small. First, the entire Tenga line is disposable. In that, you throw it out after one use. Like a one night stand, but… plastic. It’s possible to wash the Tenga with a bit of water and antibacterial soap, but the company doesn’t recommend it and neither do I. If you follow the recommendations of the company and dispose of your Tenga after you use it, you’re looking at around 15 bucks each time you’re feeling a bit randy. Now, I haven’t tried sticking my dick in caviar or saffron, but 15.00 to insert yourself into something plastic for a few minutes and then throw away? It seems like a waste of money to me, and that’s where Tenga failed to win me over completely. Perhaps Tenga’s reusable onahole, the Flip-Hole, would be a better choice for the budget-conscious masturbator. As for the disposal itself, the Tenga is completely recyclable, so it’s entirely possible to get yer jollies and freak out the guys at the recycling center at the same time. Woo!

Second, the noise can get quite loud at times—fine if you live alone, not so fine if you don’t. Finally, I found that the sensations delivered by the LS depended more on my arousal. When I wasn’t particularly horny, the sensations felt a little bland and lifeless, although it still did the job. When I was really horny however? It was as if every inch of my cock could feel what was happening. Bland rubbery “hole” or uber-engineered orgasm extracting device, you’re likely to fall somewhere between the two sentiments.

In closing, the Tenga can be likened to a gourmet meal on plastic tableware: perfectly prepared and ultimately satisfying, but also cheap and utterly disposable.

The Naked Truth

Aesthetics: ★★★★★

Ease of Cleaning: ★★★☆☆

Intensity: ★★★★☆

Functionality: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★½

(Spoon not included)