Monday, 17 November 2008

Sex Toy Review – The Zone

I’ve had my new toys for over a week now and feel bad that I’ve not written anything more about them.

Part of the reason is that I’m not really sure that I “get” them. To be absolutely honest I’m not sure I can write up a review on the Pleasure Ball Massager. Lovely as it looks it is not what I would class a sex toy. I have had easier orgasms off CG’s electric toothbrush (the handle end obviously – not the brush bit!). I’m sure that as an aid to massage it’s very pleasurable. However, as an speedy orgasm ….. well it just wasn’t the right shape, size or intensity. Be assured though, I will persevere!

I haven’t really given the Blow Guard a good run for it’s money yet – so will make time for that this week.

So, now onto The Zone.

The Product:
The Zone is a lovely toy to look at. Sold in two styles. Mine is the “smooth pink” but they also sell “ribbed purple”. It has a 3 and a half inch shaft with a fairly hefty girth. It sits on 3 splayed out legs with the control buttons on one leg. It’s made from silicone rubber and is nice and firm. .

Positioning:
There are no instructions with this but I guess the general idea is that you insert the shaft and turn it on. You can do this lying down or sit onto it. Due to the positioning of the legs I imagine unless you sat on it and leant right over you could not get any part to vibrate directly against your clit. It is, however, a comfortable fit once sat on!

Functionality:
The buttons give you seven different vibrating options: "Foreplay", "Turn up the Heat", "Woo hoo", "Oragasmic", "Throbbing", "Rock n Roll" and "Surging". I found the controls easy to access and operate. There is also a shut off button so you don’t have to work through all 7 speeds to turn it off.

Doing the business:
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f you are the sort of girl who can orgasm from “internal” vibrations then you are well away. However, it wasn’t the right shape or length to hit my g-spot – and I’m the sort of girl who either needs a hell of a lot of g-spot impact or direct clit stimulation. So that didn’t do it for me. My second idea was to sit on it and use my rabbit (http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=14099). This was great as sometimes I find keeping the rabbit inside me whilst the ears hit the spot a bit tricky. The only issue was positioning of the body of the rabbit. However, that wasn’t the fault of The Zone. Then, I realised that wasn’t really giving The Zone a proper workout so I decided to persevere and see how I could use The Zone, solo, to get off.

Using The Zone as a standard vibrator (ie, against your clit) does work. “foreplay” and “turn up the heat” just weren’t doing it for me though (did I mention I like a lot of vibrations?!). “woo hoo” could have taken me over the edge very easily (but I wanted a little fun) and “rock n roll” was great. However, “orgasmic” really did the trick. It was like having oral from someone who keeps pausing just as you are about to come; but that you know is going to get you there in the end.

So, the bottom line is that The Zone can get you off in a way that is really pleasurable. It might work better for some people than for others but it’s not going to leave you frustrated.

Value for money:
At nearly £45 it’s a bit expensive for a “standard” vibrator. However, the real test is whether I plan to keep it in my “favourites” box…. and the answer is yes. It’s just too much fun to relegate to the back of the drawer. Rating 6/10Pros: Looks great, snug fit, good variations on vibrationsCons: Quite expensive for something that I don’t think works as intended*.

* If OnJoy want to tell me where I have been going wrong I am happy to give it another go (more than happy to infact!) and post my results!

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