Liberator values their high-quality products, and wouldn't accept anything less than awesome. The Axis is made of a thick, sturdy foam, and is covered in black microfiber fabric. The wedge is almost hard to the touch; it does not give very much, but laying on part of it is rather comfortable. There is a zipper around the back so that the cover can be removed and cleaned. The microfiber fabric feels soft of the touch - almost velvety, but also allows the Axis to be placed on top of a bed and not slide around.
The Liberator Axis is a great adjustment pillow for people with back problems, and for those that just wish they could lift this or lower that. While the Axis did not inspire my partner and I to try any new positions we had not thought of before, it has helped with certain aspects of sex. As a person with back problems, this pillow has helped me push up my hips or recline easy during sex and foreplay with much fewer aches and pains after.
Well, the Axis is not exactly a pocket rocket toy. It's There, and it's hard to hide. Luckily, though, because it does not have "SEX TOY" stamped anywhere on it i bright letters, it is pretty easily disguise-able as a simple back pain relief adjuster. Mine is stored next to the bed, and I figure it would be pretty easy to play it off as a shape I use when I want to sit up in bed a little and read. Clearly, it's not something I bend over when I want my world rocked. It's for my back! ;)
An advantage to the removable black microfiber cover is that it makes the Axis easy to wash. The cover can be hand washed with a gentle detergent. It can even be ironed with low temperatures if needed. The foam, however, I'm not so sure about, but so far, even with some leaks and drips on the Axis, nothing seems to have seeped through that far.