Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer crimescene
Cara sent me the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring to review on behalf of the Pleasure Panel and Sex Toys UK. I was excited and intrigued to try this product. I only own one other cock ring and have tried a few different ones over time. All have been battery operated. However I was mainly interested to try this product as I already own the Fifty Shades of Grey Pure Pleasure vibrating bullet and really rate it.
First Impressions & Presentation
As always, my item came discreetly packaged in a jiffy bag and arrived extremely fast thanks to Cara. Inside I found a fairly large cardboard box with a picture of the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring on it. Not the most discreet packaging from Fifty Shades. The box is quite attractive though. It is black, with the photo I have mentioned, and the writing is in silver. A nice touch. It has the Fifty Shades of Grey logo stamped on the front, just underneath where it says ‘Fifty Shades Darker. The Official Pleasure Collection’ in rather large letters. It also clearly states the name of the product.
Other Box Info
The side of the box contains the name of the item in several different languages and claims to be approved by E.L. James who is the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. The other side contains a short paragraph from the Fifty Shades Darker book which may appeal to some, and not to others -but I found it a nice touch.
Underneath, a paragraph tells you more about the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring. It is fully waterproof, made from dark blue velvet-touch silicone and claims to help both couples enjoy longer-lasting, intensified sessions. It also informs you the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring is compact, USB rechargeable and ideal for a night away. The directions are simple: place the Love Ring around the base of the penis. This should help prolong and enlarge the erection. During sex it can be ground against to experience ‘the thrills of eight patterns in twenty intensities for totally tailored pleasure’.
Finally, it lists the contents of the box (USB charging lead, storage bag and Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring) and briefly highlights the main points I have just discussed.
After I managed to rip open the box (which wasn’t easy) I discovered a small leaflet that contains advice and tells you how to use your Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring. It advises using water-based lubricant to slide the ring onto the penis (silicone lube will damage silicone toys) and also on the ridged edge that will be touching the clitoris. It suggests face-to-face sexual positions and explains that the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring may delay his climax and heighten arousal for both people.
The section of the leaflet that explains how to use your Love Ring is informative, thorough, and is written in several languages. You have to charge your Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring before using and it will take approximately ninety minutes to fully charge. Charging for the first time means you have to pierce the silicone when inserting the charging lead. The blue light will flash during charging and turn to a steady light when it is fully charged.
Operating the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring seemed quite complicated. The plus button switches the vibrations on and you have to press it repeatedly to increase the speed. The minus button on the opposite side of the ring decreases the speed. If you hold the minus button down for two seconds it will turn the ring off. To access the patterns you must hold down the plus button for two seconds then press to cycle through options. All patterns operate on the highest level only.
To be honest, my partner and I found the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring extremely fiddly to use. It was very hard to put the ring on him when it was vibrating and damn near impossible to see the buttons to turn it on when it was on him.
The buttons are tiny and you have to press them quite hard. This is complicated by lubricant being on the ring for application. I literally had to squint at his manhood for the first time ever (you can’t exactly miss it). I am not really into vibrating patterns so we didn’t even consider using them but I was impressed by how powerful the steady pattern can be. Cock rings are never as strong when being worn because the vibrations have to travel up the penis.
This Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring has the ability to be very powerful but we have never managed to use it at that level. Once the ring is on and vibrating it was just too much hassle to adjust the speed. I also did not find the ridged edge anything special to grind against. Overall the experience was nice but that was about it, although we have tried it a few times.
A surprising addition is the ‘travel lock’. You press the two buttons together when the Love Ring is off and it locks. You do the same to de-activate the travel lock or alternatively, plugging the ring into its charging lead will de-activate it. I found it quite pointless personally. I would understand if it could be locked when being worn although that would still be unnecessary. You have to press the buttons so hard to make it do anything that I just don’t see the point in having a travel lock.
What with all that lube coating everything, it is nice that the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring is easy to clean. I simply sprayed with my Pjur Toy Clean that I have also reviewed this month, wiped it clean and rinsed with warm water. I did automatically assume the ring was waterproof (as I have said, it is) but the hole you plug the charger into did look quite open and is not covered with silicone after piercing. Regardless, it didn’t affect its use.
I guess I feel quite disappointed with the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring. It’s great to look at, nice to touch and it is powerful, but the controls are just so fiddly it’s off-putting. The charging pin also pierced the lovely blue satin storage bag so now it has a large hole in it.
Unfortunately I can only rate the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring 6/10.
Where To Buy
Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer crimescene for this review of the Fifty Shades Darker Release Together Rechargeable Love Ring. You can buy it here at Sex Toys UK for £54.99.
This product was sent free of charge by Sextoys.co.uk. It was sent in return for a fair and honest review here at the Cara Sutra sex blog. Thank you! 🙂
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