L'amour probe beginner - sex toy by Cal Exotics - review by maskedpuppy

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Overall, I would recommend this toy to beginner strap-on sex couples, as well as to individuals looking to explore anal using something a little less intimidating than some of today's butt toys.
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Pros:
Attractive, easy to use, and an encouraging first experience for beginners.
Cons:
Boring for more advanced users.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

I purchased this toy for strap-on sex, which in retrospect was a silly decision based on the slight curve and the very thick base. When it arrived, my boyfriend was a little intimidated--it looks more like a tentacle than any kind of phallus imaginable. In practice, though, it worked very well--we took it slow and built up to it, using plenty of water-based lube.

I must recommend that you take it slowly. Have the bottom slide back or down onto the toy, rather than thrusting, to avoid going too fast for them and risking injury. If you can't take the whole thing, DON'T TRY! It's very much a beginner's toy, but there's a first time for everything, and if you don't feel ready, don't push your limits.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Gender play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

I really, really like silicone toys. They feel nice, they warm up easily, they get nice and slippery without feeling like a dead fish flopping around, and they clean up almost as nicely as my sex hair after running a wet brush through it. This one in particular has a nice, firm feel despite being silicone, so while it has a little bit of comfy give to it, it's not the type to fold up and get stubborn when you're trying to stick it where the sun don't shine. It doesn't smell of anything or hold any scents, so that's a huge plus, though I don't recommend letting your cat roll on it.

I liked that it's overall a very smooth, flowing toy. It slipped in easy and contoured well to the body, thanks to the very gradual swell and curve. It easily hit my g-spot during play, and my boyfriend seemed very excited by the way it "caressed" his prostate during the deeper thrusts!
    • Harness compatible
    • No odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Once again, I love how pretty this toy is. It's got that nice, playful curve to it, and all the curves flow smoothly without any weird, sharp angles. It kind of reminds me of a hentai tentacle, or, less sexy an example, the trunk of an elephant. The color is nice, too; not too bright but still an attractive shade.

This is not a fast/hard/passionate toy! I wouldn't recommend pounding anyone senseless with this, as you're likely to rip them open with it. That thick base feels awesome when you take your time working up to it, but if you just jam it in, that's way too much. Same for the curves--take them too fast and you're liable to shove the end of the toy against one wall or another, and that's a recipe for disaster.

That said, it's a relatively small toy. You shouldn't be afraid to experiment with it!
    • Beginner
    • Partner play
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

The base isn't so great for strap-on play or anal play. I definitely recommend using a pair of boxers or jeans over top of the harness to ensure it doesn't slip out during play, since that really ruins the mood. I also would make sure you tie a nice, sturdy piece of string (something like boat line or a shoelace) around the base if you're using it for solo anal. That base is VERY flimsy, and greedy butts sometimes like to suck up the whole toy, flare and all. That's a trip to the ER you really don't want to have to explain to your insurance.

Other than that, the toy performed satisfactorily, though I wish it had had some little swellings along the base to create more of a 'pop' with each thrust. For a beginner it'd be more than enough fun for one night, but I like some added sensation; I got bored with it too quickly.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use
    • Not enough variety

Care and Maintenance

Although silicone is a very safe material, always boil this toy before and again after EVERY use. After boiling, clean with warm water using antibacterial hand or dish soap, then dry with clean paper towels and store it in a plastic zip-lock bag. I recommend finding a sturdy chest to keep your toys safe in; nothing like fishing out your favorite dildo and finding a mouse has been nibbling on it.

Always use water-based lubricant with your silicone toys! Silicone lube can break it down over time, which you really don't want. Also ensure that you're cleaning ALL leftover lube off the toy; that stuff breeds germs like no tomorrow.
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

As always, it was shipped in discreet packaging with its own little blister package inside the box. It's just plain cardboard and plastic, so it needed to be thrown away, which was awkward since it was a slightly large package. It didn't include any instructions.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

I bought the blue, and I thought it was a really pretty shade. It matched my sheets perfectly!

Experience

While I would have liked it to be a little longer with some ridges or bumps, overall I thought this was a great beginner's toy. The gradual length is great for novices, as it's an encouraging length to build up to, rather than forcing itself into you just when you're getting into it!
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • haley730
    haley730  
    Thanks for the review!
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    justme23  
    Thanks for the review!~
  • kendra30752
    kendra30752  
    Really helpful review, although I'd probably add in the measurements for better ratings. Sorry, I just noticed you had a couple low-ish ratings, and assumed that was why since your reviews is actually very useful and informative, so I thought I'd give you a heads up, just in case that's why you didn't get all EU's.

    Anyways, great job! I like that you included your experience and advice (wearing boxers over the harness to help with slipping) and even mentioning your own preferences made this even more helpful to someone looking into getting this.

    Well, I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing.
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