Minx

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This Minx is a Fox!

Wow, what a harness! Sexy, flattering, and above all, the very best leather and craftsmanship. I put it on and never wanted to take it off again. Well worth every minute I spent wanting it; once it actually arrived, I was blown away!
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Pros:
Great quality, exceptionally flattering, stylish and fun.
Cons:
A few too many labels.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The Minx is a serious piece of equipment. Designed for strap-on play, gender play, and anything else that might give you reason for attaching a fake penis to your pelvis (and with this harness, you'll be looking for reasons, trust me.) It's a double-strap harness, which is personally, my favorite style. Secure, while still being sexy. And as far as sexy goes, this harness has it down to a science. It's easy to size and set up, easy to get in and out of, and fits a beautiful variety of body types.
  • 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?
    • Gender play
    • Pegging
    • Strap-on sex
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Adjustable
    • Travel friendly

Material

When I ordered the Minx, I expected leather. What I did not expect, as I pulled open the plastic bag and reached in to claim my new prize, was how buttery, soft, and smooth the leather would be. This is some great quality material. Supple, smooth, and oh-so-soft, it was a pleasure to run my hands over it; I wanted to put it on as soon as I got the tags off of it.

The smell is divine, everything you expect with leather. You can only smell it when you're close to it which I liked. Subtle enough that it's a secret, but dangerous enough to let your partner know it's time for business.

The hardware on this piece contains nickel, I'm pretty sure, so while there's very little of it that comes in contact with skin, if you have a severe allergy, you'll want to be cautious, maybe throw a pair of panties on under it.

There were a lot of tags, a few were easily snipped off and removed, but some, like the large tag sewn into the bottom panel, just seemed a touch over the top. I love Aslan, and I will recommend them with a passion to people who ask, but the tags made me feel a little like a sponsored racer in a strap-on tournament; which in hindsight, isn't a terrible thing, but, not the fantasy I usually go for. Thankfully most can't be seen when the strap-on is in use.

The laces are simple, utilitarian and durable, and while they serve their purpose well, I may switch to a satin ribbon or something with a little more oomph in the near future. That is entirely personal preference though and in no way reflects on the cord being inadequate; I just enjoy being flashy.
    • Leather
    • Mixed materials
    • Smooth

Design / Craftsmanship

The craftsmanship is really where Aslan shines. Not a stitch out of place, beautifully finished edges all around, and a lovely symmetry to the whole package that just keeps you looking at it over and over again. I swear I wore it all day just to look at myself in the mirror with it. There's little to write here, because everything was just so right with this strap on. You hold it in your hands and know it's a piece that's going to last you for a long, long time. Something I appreciate in all of my toys.

It only comes with one O-ring but that's easily interchangeable with any you have on hand. I immediately replaced it with a shiny metal one, just for the aesthetics of it. There's also a cut-out in the front, so you don't need an O-ring if you don't want one. The lower-sitting design also makes this set-up ideal to add a harness to a Feeldoe or any other 'strapless' strap-on.

Another fun feature of the design was a leather pad that ran beneath the thigh straps at the crotch. It's removeable if you don't care for it, but I found that setting a dildo on the pad, and then tightening the thigh straps over top of the flange created a secure fit to keep a toy in me while I pegged my partner, yay! Fun for everyone! Between that, and the low-riding position of my front dildo, it was an exciting first run, to be sure.
    • Multiple ways to use
    • Stylish
    • Well made / sturdy

Size / Fit

The fit, as I may have touched on earlier, was versatile, simple to set up, easy to change on the fly, and devilishly flattering. I won't lie, I've got a good bit of curve to me, and a lot of harnesses with flimsy straps and straight lines like to cut into love handles and give me some unflattering lumps all around, smooshing and pinching and tugging in all kinds of different spots.

Not so with the Minx. The back panels spread out the pressure of the harness and give you a smooth, flattering silhouette that just makes you feel, well, like a minx. Despite the low O-ring, it holds a dildo up proudly, and keeps it where you want it. Everything is adjustable, from the back panel, to the side straps, to the thigh straps, so no matter what your body type is, the minx is going to hold on and never let go, no matter how hard you play. I would say anyone with hips between 26"-60" could probably fit this harness comfortably.

Usually, at a size 12, a lot of "one size" harnesses have me begging for a little more thigh strap, or just a touch more for my hips. My comfort level was halfway through the belt holes on either hip, and I was amazed at how many holes were left on either side! Aslan loves bodies, and it truly, truly shows in this harness. I had plenty of thigh strap left, as well, which is my biggest problem area. Thank you Aslan!
    • Adjustable
    • Fits comfortably
    • Will fit most body sizes and types

Performance

What can I say that hasn't already been said? The minx is more than a toy, it's a piece of equipment. It performs like a dream. It put up with some very rigorous testing from me and my partner. We ran it through all of its paces. Toys in the cut out, toys in just the o-ring, toys cradled in the bottom crotch-pad, toys in both! It never missed a beat. I've never had a harness be so comfortable and so versatile that also stayed right where I put it, for however long I wanted to put it there.

The gorgeous looks made me buy it, but the performance is what really won me over with this piece.

I could hop out of it and into it at the drop of a hat. I could adjust it almost on the fly, barely pausing to move a buckle, tighten a lace, or loosen a strap. But I really didn't need to. After fitting it properly once, it stayed mostly put. There was a bit of stretching as the leather heated up, but not enough to affect performance.

The low-riding design is more than just flattering, it keeps the dildo at a much more advantageous position than a lot of other harnesses. The close proximity to my clit made it an instant hit.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on
    • Holds toys very well

Care and Maintenance

The Minx is primarily leather. Nice, soft, garment leather at that, and as being such, it has a few requirements for maintenance. Nothing too difficult, but investing the time to take care of leather will really pay itself back with years of great use.

Leather isn't waterproof, so one of the first things I did was treat any areas that I thought would come into contact with a lot of moisture with a fine coat of mink oil, and buffed it off after waiting for it to soak in. Conditioning and feeding your leather will keep it soft and supple through its life and makes sure it doesn't crack or lose it's flexibility. I treat my leathers once to twice a year with a leather conditioner like mink oil.

The leather on this piece is finished on both sides, which is phenomenal for clean up. A quick wipe with a lightly damp rag with your favorite leather cleaner, or mild soap and water, and then hang to air-dry. Never put leather away damp! It's very porous and will breed mold and mildew and other little nasties very quickly. I keep a handful of those "Do Not Eat" sachets from different products in my leather drawer just in case.

I also take care to keep colors separated. I didn't notice any staining of my skin or any fabrics with the Minx, but I never take chances. A towel in your leather storage area to keep dark colors away from natural and white leather is an easy fix.

Aslan suggests coating the rivets and other shiny metal areas with a coat of clear nail polish to keep them from tarnishing. I would also recommend this, as lube, both natural and synthetic, can take the shine off of those snaps pretty quickly. (Though I've found it's never been anything a little metal polish and a soft rag couldn't handle.)
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • High maintenance

Packaging

The Aslan came with pretty minimal packaging. A plastic bag that was quickly tossed into recycling, and a little paper tag that had a few care tips. It also mentioned Aslan's lifetime warranty which was good to know about. I won't say it was discreet, since it was a clear bag, but someone rummaging through the trash won't find anything incriminating.

To have so little to comment on as far as the packaging is concerned, isn't a bad thing. While I love a good presentation and fantastic, reusable, purposeful packaging, I prefer no packaging to a cheap clam shell.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

This item was on my wishlist for a long time. Finally getting a chance to try it out was even better than I had thought. It's an investment, for sure, but if pegging makes up a good chunk of your play, I say it's more than worth it. I've run the gamut as far as this style of harness is concerned (I still have very little experience with SpareParts-- Christmas, anyone?) and can say that this one is by far the winner. Like a good leather jacket, this is a piece I'll be packing with me until they ship me into a retirement home. I might even take it with me then!

Experience

Both my partner and I love this harness. It has performance and sex appeal. It rounds out a Domme's outfit nicely, I'd say. My partner loved how much I loved it. I felt confident, sexy, and in-charge. Sometimes harnesses leave me a little deflated on the sex appeal end of things, but not my minx. If you ever feel the same way about your harnesses, I swear you'll do a 180 when you try this one on. My Domme persona feels so much more complete which may be an odd thing to say, but when I put it on, I feel myself slipping into a more dominant role much more naturally than any other harness I've used.
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    Great review. Thank you!
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