Sex toys reviews written by the Pleasure Panel team of sex toy & bedroom product reviewers at Cara Sutra
Pleasure Panel Reviews
By Carnal Queen Talking of the sex scenes, the ones in this book are hot! I like Jacqui’s writing style, there are no outlandish euphemisms in sight, which I was relieved to discover. No ‘purple, pulsating man rods’ or ‘swollen, throbbing lady caves’ to be seen, which is good because I find all that twaddle a complete turn off. An erotic novel for me needs to have a ‘throb’ factor - If my vagina isn’t tingling and twitching, then it’s no bloody good! I’m happy to report that the straight talking, no nonsense use of raw language in this book to convey Maddy’s sexual adventures certainly got me all stirred up. The sex is undoubtedly vanilla though, it’s still hot and steamy, but there’s nothing out of the ordinary. Despite getting a little frustrated with the indecisive main character at times, I really enjoyed reading The Imperfect Gentleman.
By Big Kinky BBW Thanks to Cara Sutra for letting me do this review; I struggle to orgasm due to my medication so I thought this would be ideal for me to try. I was quite excited to try it and the first time I tried it I had had a couple of glasses of wine and although I chuckled every time the word vibration was said it did the trick and I came. The man has such a lovely voice I could listen to him reading my shopping list, I tried this several times and only orgasmed the first time however it does get me in the mood. My only criticism would be the use of the word “mons” as I have no idea what they are so that does take my mind off sexual and into “oohhhh must go Google that”.
By minnie: I was sent a bottle of X Lube Powdered Water Based Lube in return for an unbiased review.
By minnie The idea is that you can hang the bottle in your shower which will then keep it topped up. In practice I found it difficult to position the bottle so that it was filled. Only by pointing the shower rose so that it sprayed right down would it fill the bottle but this meant it splashed all over the bath mixer taps and I was left high and dry. The instruction leaflet advises not to use water that is too warm which in turn means it is colder than usual for showering. The hose is a generous 2m long and the nozzle is about the thickness of my thumb, so should be easily inserted by novices and the more experienced alike. The nozzle has 3 spray holes to ensure thorough cleaning. There is an easily adjustable clip which fits to the hose to control the flow of water to the nozzle.
By McBitchyTits: Firstly let me thank Cara Sutra for letting me review Sweet Temptations: The Babysitter by LM Mountford (aka Dark Inferno) for her website. Sadly I really wanted to like this book but I just can’t.
By Mel Macfarlane, Voluptasse My favourite story was First Impressions. This story was quite poignant and details Sandra Fletcher‘s anger and frustration at a cruel and uncaring world. She meets a friendly woman called Gillian at the train station. They swap numbers and embark upon a friendship which awakens a side of Sandra that she had smothered because of a tragic and painful past. This story left me feeling excited for the character because she desperately needed a new beginning and I felt so involved with her that I wanted things to improve, and they certainly do.
The book has a lot of spanking and is heavy on the girl on girl action, it;s well written and not at all seedy but very steamy.The blurb on the back was interesting and part of the reason I wanted to read the book.
By Voluptasse As the owner of a sex toy business myself, I was particularly interested in Andy Isaacson’s anecdote into the life of the JimmyJane creator Ethan Imbodan. His struggles were fascinating, relatable and even featured a cameo from the famous rapper Snoop Dog. He talks about the desires of the company and the ethos behind the JimmyJane brand and the perils of working in an unregulated market. It explores the sexuality of women and the battle of a determined entrepreneur to penetrate the most complicated female organ, the brain.
By A Winter The Big Book of Submission boasts a meaty 69 stories (I wonder why they chose that number!). Even though they are shorts, with some feeling more along the lines of flash fiction, it is a vast amount and it'll be hard for you to go through it and not find something you like. You will in fact find a little bit of everything. Straight, lesbian and gay sex, along with both male and female submission. I enjoyed reading many of the shorts in this book because it was just so easy. I could read one when I had five or ten minutes (think waiting for the bathroom to be free or for water to boil) but there are several things that could have been improved.
By G String Here's the best bit I love about this book, not only is it fantastic to quench your curiosity with lots of answers, but snuggled in the middle of each chapter is a naughty little erotic story detailing the activity in practice that's sure to really get the inspiration going.. I think this book would be fantastic for someone who's curiosity is hindered by their lack of knowledge but also for someone searching for some ideas as to what they can try next.
By Fesure Maybe Thank you to regular Cara Sutra reviewer FesureMaybe for this review of Can't Get Enough by Tenille Brown. This erotic book was kindly sent free of charge in exchange for a fair and honest review by Cleis Press. If you'd like to own a copy of Can't Get Enough for yourself, you can purchase it from the links shown below, or you have a chance to win a free copy in the competition I am running at the moment (along with a sneak peek at a free excerpt). The competition ends 9pm 8th August 2014 and is open worldwide.
By Live & Let Love I'm giving these dams a 7 out of 10 because, as far as dams go, I'm sure they're pretty good. It's the fact that they're dams that was the issue for us. We're pretty new using dental dams and find them quite awkward. First Mr took a turn using the Strawberry Crush on me. He found the thickness not too bad (again, as dams go). I could feel quite a bit through the dam, but not as good as tongue on skin. He didn't find the dam overpowering, but he did say he kept flashing back to his dentist's office where they use scented/flavoured latex gloves. Not very sexy. ;) His final word was he'd rather not give oral than use dams all the time (and he LOVES giving oral.)
By Angel R. Rivera / gypsylibrarian After the foreword and the introduction, the book includes 11 chapters plus a small epilogue ("50 Items for your toy bag." No, it is not all sex toys and whips) and an appendix (a further reading list). The 11 chapters are short and get to the point with good and reassuring advice. Communication is a big theme in the book, and Taormino provides essential advice to get communication going. This is a book I definitely recommend.
By Dizzy Wizzy Moving onto the actual cockring, it is constructed from a silicone ring and sleeve over a vibrating bullet, made from the same velvet smooth material. The silicone sleeve over the bullet features numerous nubs/bumps including a single large bump, all to aid with clitoral stimulation. The ring which slides onto the penis is stretchy and has three holes cut into it, perhaps just for decoration as I cannot see how this would aid with gripping around the penis.
By Dizzy Wizzy Slave Girls as a title conjures up thoughts of submissive women, willing and happy to do just about anything simply to please their dominant (male or female) however, something that comes across very strongly is the fact that the submissives have their very own sense of power and control, in so far as they are able to use safewords in the event that the activities become too much for them to bear.
By Miss Emma MM An incredibly quick rundown of The Picture of Dorian Gray is that it centers on a naive, beautiful young man named Dorian. He becomes fast friends with what were basically two closeted queens in that time period. Lord Henry in particular sets out to corrupt Dorian. Meanwhile Basil paints Dorian, over and over, until his portrait is perfect. He gifts the painting to Dorian who finds out something quite peculiar. It turns out that any “sin” he commits doesn’t mar his actual appearance but only that of the painting. He goes through society for many years without aging or showing any wear even though he makes progressively more startling choices.
by Hella Rude To those aspiring to make a living out of their passion for writing, multi award-winning journalist Cara is a source of knowledge and inspiration. Now she's putting her money where her red lipstick lives and has created the first of a range of products under The Cara Sutra Collection Ltd brand. Welcome to the Fantasy by Cara Sutra Beginner's Bondage Kit.
By McBitchyTits / big kinky bbw I was pretty excited to try tis so I made sure I had plenty of time to try each action and function of the toy. It felt lovely when the pearl moved on my clitoris and I soon moved it up quickly to the third level then adding vibration to me this was amazing I felt so much at that low vibration that as it got the 4th straight vibration I thought it would make me come but it just couldn’t quite get it so I pushed through the patterns of vibration but I just kept needing more not quite satisfied enough to orgasm so I moved the tip away from my my clit and pushed it inside and this was where it really amazing just inside and that was where I thought WOW THIS IS A FABULOUS TOY.
By Voluptasse I was immediately piqued, Diamonds in the Rough sounded exactly what I needed. A plot that I could really sink my teeth into and I wasn’t disappointed. I don’t want to give too much of the story away but after spending 7 years apart the cousins meet again and embark upon a battle of sexual wills that take them dancing erotically on a dark and mysterious path. However, the relationship between Adela and Wilson has been anything but normal and when incriminating letters disappear. Secrets that could shake the family to the core threaten their newfound happiness and Adela and Wilson must work together to put the ghosts of the past to rest before destroy everything they hold dear.