Monday, March 1, 2010

Our First Toy Review - Livin' the Dream!

OK, I can already hear you mumbling under your breath .. "What's going on here Mark? You've only been blogging a couple of months, and already you've sold out to BIG Pleasure Toy?" Well, put yourself in my shoes -- Jen and I get an email offering us a FREE ITEM .. And the only requirement is I have to have sex, introduce said item into our play, and post a review within 3 weeks of delivery. Are you kidding me???? Do you know how long it took for me to reply to THAT inquiry? Less than 10 seconds, my friends. Yes, after years of an S-E-X less marriage, Markie-Mark is livin' the dream....

So anyway, the company with the offer I couldn't refuse was The Adult Toy Shoppe. And let me start out by saying our dealings with them were nothing but top-notch. Correspondence was quick and very responsive, instructions were clear, and shipping was discrete and extremely fast. A week hadn't elapsed between the initial offer email and the time that UPS dropped the item at Jen's front door. And needless to say, we were anxious to get to work.

Jen already has a few weapons in her arsenal, so she deferred the selection to me -- something I would enjoy. So I picked the Men's Pleasure Wand, pictured here to the right.

Although a novice anal enthusiast, I was ready for the challenge. We've used a couple of Jen's vibrators for my anal pleasuring in the past, but I must say, the thinner profile of the Pleasure Wand made for easier, deeper penetration. While recommended for solo play or for a "sexy foreplay encounter", Jen and I chose the foreplay method for this review. Well, not exactly foreplay -- "between play" is more like it. We already had knocked off a spectacular 3 orgasm session before we embarked on our Pleasure Wand adventure. And Jen had nothing but good things to say about the strategic location of the ring handle, as it made her work quite enjoyable and facilitated the penetration process. Click here as she works her magic. As for pleasuring the prostate? Well, with all due respect to Dr. Chevron, my trusty urologist, nothing can top the Pleasure Wand!!! My prostate has never been so gratified!

Any negatives? Well, I did find the lowest speed almost unnoticeable. But heck, maybe that's a factor of my age. You know how the older you get the less you can hear those high-pitched tones that dogs can hear? Well, perhaps its the same deal with anal vibes ... And that hook on the end? The scrotum massager? It really didn't do too much for me ... Although keep in mind I had the world's greatest scrotum satisfier working her craft with her lips and tongue. Sure toys are great, but nothing beats the real thing!! So yes -- I will admit, I wasn't using the scrotum massager in its best configuration -- solo mode.

But all-in-all, Jen and I loved the toy and we'll definitely be using it again. I'm giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars, losing one star for the indifference to the scrotum massage and a half point for no feel on the lowest vibe setting. And 5 out of 5 stars for The Adult Toy Shoppe --- stop by and browse when you get a chance. It's well worth the trip!


  1. what the heck!?!? we never get emails like that!! lucky dog! ;-)

  2. Maybe we should point them in your direction..

    you two have a little different preferences then us old conservatives... they could probably use your reviews.. Keep your hand raised up ..I'll mention I may have some friends they might want to talk to :)

  3. Hmmmm *sulky pout* we didn't get any offer of new toys either Frances ;]

    Enjoy your new toy you two~!

    K & A

  4. You know, I think this might be the first time I've seen a guy write one of these reviews. You're a trailblazer! ;-)

  5. K & A: I think you can tell from Marks review and the pic.. we are enjoying it.. stocking up on the batteries :)

    Riff: That's my guy Riff..Trendsetter Mark. I think he was the one that brought Leisure Suits back in style too! (oh, they aren't in style?)

    Mark: Babe, I have some news about those lime green suits you've been wearing.


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