Review: After Dark Intimate Wipes

In exchange for an honest review I was given some After Dark intimate wipes to try out. Here is my review.

After Dark I believe are an Australian business, although I should double check that. The staff are friendly and helpful, you can contact via their website or catch up with them at exhibitions such as Sexpo, as I was meant to last year.

As the name suggests After Dark Intimate Wipes are wipes for those times when you need a quick freshen up down there. If for whatever reason can’t access a shower they can be a godsend, especially during that time of the month or an unplanned or unexpected sexual encounter.

After a quick wipe over you’ll be feeling and smelling much better. There’s nothing worse than worrying if everything is in tip top shape downstairs when things start to heat up. I can recall a few times I wish I had some intimate wipes on hand to make sure I was more prepared when the opportunity presented itself.

By putting them to the test in Summer we can see how effective they are. Testing them in the perfect conditions one may say. 

I’ve tested out After Dark Intimate Wipes using them when needed over about a month.

Let’s check out some of their claims first. 

After Dark Intimate Wipes are

  • For all genders, not just women.
  • Made from 100% bamboo fibre giving the wipes a soft feel
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Alcohol free
  • PH balanced (important for use down there!)
  • Enriched with the moisturizing effects of Vitamin E
  • Contain soothing Aloe Vera
  • Antibacterial
  • Odor removing
  • Not tested on animals

 

My Thoughts

The wipes are moist but not overly dripping wet, which is good in my opinion they help clean and don’t create a mess. The scent is mild, not at all overpowering, somehow the wipes go to work on your body odor, neutralizing them so you feel and smell fresh as a daisy. Yeah, Daisey’s must be pretty fresh.

After Dark Intimate Wipes are suitable for sensitive skin, like with anything you put on your skin if irritation occurs cease use immediately, it’s unlikely you will experience any irritation being hypoallergenic with added soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.

Packs are available with individually wrapped wipes so you can keep some in your bag or pocket even and some at home. They would be perfect for people working maybe even sex workers in a rush to get home or people out on the scene or dating. 

It’s always best to be prepared, things always seem to happen when you least expect them to. Especially those moments when chemistry strikes.

After Dark wipes can be used for cleaning sex toys and accessories. They’re perfect for getting off any dust or lint particles on those toys that just seem to attract everything. You can even use them for the quick midday change of a menstrual cup at work to save from having to leave the cubicle. Check out my review of fun cups for more on menstrual cups.

You can use them for just about anything you might use wipes for even removing your makeup if you happen to have an unplanned overnight stay with your new friend. Or you might just like to freshen up on a hot day so you feel better in yourself. They don’t have to be used only for sexual purposes although sex is a great reason to use them and you won’t really want to waste them on anything else. 

I wondered if the wipes would leave a strong taste if used before oral sex but they worked wonderfully, especially since its the middle of Summer here. I’ve used them a few times and asked my partner if he noticed any smells or tastes and he said I seemed fine and clean. No yucky perfumes or body odor to ruin the moment. And what good moments they were too, thanks for your contribution After Dark.

They felt great too, the wipes are soft which is nice for using it on your genitals and they’re big enough to get a good clean from one wipe, you wouldn’t really need more than a few. They were more effective than I thought they’d be, relying on the wipes actually cleaning you and not just covering up smells with fake perfumes.

Unlike other wipes they didn’t leave any residue on my skin or leave me feeling sticky and gross. After Dark Intimate Wipes felt refreshing and cleansing with a soft moisturizing effect, leaving my skin soft and silky smooth.

The packaging is quite sexy too which is a plus, it doesn’t look like baby wipes which aren’t really compatible with getting in the mood.

I’ll gladly use After Dark Intimate Wipes in future and recommend them to others especially those on the go or who may need to spend hours away from home at work or wherever. They’re so convenient and easy to use for a quick spruce up. It’s amazing the difference a bit of a wipe can do for the way you feel.  It’s much easier to get into it when you feel clean so I think these are a good idea, especially the individually packed wipes.

They felt so great I’d be happy to use them all the time. They’re especially great for the hotter months of Summer when things can get a bit sweaty just going about your day. I was glad to get several chances to try them out with my partner, the wipes didn’t let me down.

I felt clean every time I used them and my partner was happy with them which is a good sign, if they didn’t work he would’ve noticed straight away. Even he was impressed and I was glad to get more oral than normal so they were definitely beneficial for me.

I’d love to try the new oil in After Dark range, maybe I’ll get to review it one day.  

Magic Touch Rapture Personal Massage Review

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Magic Touch Rapture

Awhile ago I purchased a Magic Touch Rapture so I figured I’d do a review here. It’s a great toy for under $50AUD. It’s a rechargeable personal vibrating personal massager which can be used on all parts of the body externally, including for sexual stimulation for both men and women.

It’s a great option for those looking to buy a toy on a budget that can be used easily by couples. They come in two colours, pink and purple (both favourites of mine,) my Rapture is a beautiful bright purple which I love, I don’t feel like it has to be hidden away like some other toys.

One thing I really like about it other than the cool colours is the shape, which is a perfect fit for the pelvic are either to massage the clitoris or the perineum or all around that area, it can be used for penetration either vaginal or anal if you want to use it like that. The look of it doesn’t automatically make one think that it’s a sex toy which can be great if you have kids that want to snoop around your bedroom.

Vibration wise its not super strong but strong enough you can even get stimulation through your underwear or clothes which is great, it’s not super jet powered but it is about what you’d expect for the size and price. The shape of it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand for easy use and manoeuvrability. There is 7 different modes settings which change the level of vibration and the rhythm.

I am a big fan of rechargeable toys as anyone who reads my blog will know, so that’s another bonus for this massager. Given the intensity of it, the battery life lasts quite awhile. At least up to several hours. Long enough for most people to reach climax although if you’re like me and it can take days you’d want to make sure you have it charged and ready for use by plugging it in after each use.

Being made from body safe material is important, the Rapture is made of medical grade silicone. It’s perfect for couples as well as solo play. It’s really rather quiet too which is always a bonus for me, I haven’t yet tested the noise levels but in a normal house it’s unlikely anyone in another room would be able to hear it and if they could and do come in it looks like a massager so you don’t have to feel embarrassed about it, you can say you were giving your shoulders a rub.

Magic Touch is quickly becoming a favourite brand of mine for innovative cost-effective toys that anyone can afford. I found this toy fun to play with and a bit of a novelty. I especially like using it with my partner during sex as it fits perfectly between us without getting in the way too much.

I wasn’t able to climax with the toy alone but I am extremely difficult to please and find it really hard to have an orgasm. It did help make sex more enjoyable which for me is about all I usually expect, i a toy can make me cum that makes it really special. Most people I’d imagine would find the vibration from this toy strong enough.

Features
Pros

  • Cost, cheap
  • Colors are great
  • Rechargeable
  • Made from body safe silicone
  • Waterproof
  • Relatively quiet
  • Shaped inconspicuously
  • 7 modes
  • Shape again because it fits so well around the pelvic region and down to the perineum.

Cons

  • Vibration is strong but not overly intense
  • I’m not sure how long the lifespan of the product would be I have had it for 6 months and it’s still going strong
  • Won’t suit everyone for penetration

Review Fun Cups Explorer Kit

Fun Factory Menstrual Cups; Fun Cups Explorer Kit

Fun Factory have just released a new product that will be soon available in Australia. As you’d expect from fun factory their new range is made of excellent quality materials that are safe for your body. Unlike their usual range of products though this one isn’t vibrating, it’s a good looking range of menstrual cups designed to not only look good, but to also fit perfectly down there. As the name implies these silicone cups enable you to have fun times when it’s that time of the month with no mess. They are a great alternative to pads and tampons, not only for you but for the environment as well.

I know the idea of menstrual cups freak some people out and admittedly they may not suit everyone for every situation but I for one am glad I took the plunge and gave them a go because I was pleasantly surprised at how well and effectively they worked for me. Read on for my experience with Fun Factory Fun Cups explorer kit or have a look at my other menstrual cup review here.

Size and colors

The cups come in two sizes and a range of bold vibrant colours. The Explorer kit allows you to try out both of the sizes to get the perfect fit for your body or to allow you to use different sizes for different times of your period, the smaller one for when your flow is less and the B cup for when it’s heavier. They come packaged in a well designed, which is very pleasing to the eye. Included in the pack is a handy carry case so you can hygienically store your fun cups between use or keep a spare in your car or bag. There is also some well designed information booklets about the product and how to use them. I strongly recommend you read the instructions before use as they have some important information.

I have tried the A cup and had no issues at all with leakage and insertion was easy, it seemed to fit me much better than other menstrual cups I’ve tried. I use water based lubricant where possible to make putting it in easier.

Using your Fun Cup

The cup stays in place with suction and does so really well.  Taking it out was the only part where I found an issue because there is no string like “tail,” to grip on to, I found removing it the most difficult part of the entire process, especially for the first time. To get it out you have to release the suction by squeezing it or if you can reach pressing your finger in around the rim until the seal breaks, I found getting to it to be a bit of a challenge but it’s nothing you can’t get used to with a bit of practice. When the seal breaks as well as when you put the cup into place you will probably hear a slurping type of pop sound which is a tad unusual in the beginning but this is normal and will help you to know when the cup is in place and when its ready to come out. For me bearing down helped to get it down more within reach which made getting a grip much easier along with some breathing and relaxation which were much needed for the first few times particularly.

Fun Factory suggest that it can take approximately two periods to get used to using the fun cup and I think they’re probably right. It doesn’t come naturally if you haven’t used them often or at all in the past. There is many benefits to using menstrual cups if you can get used to them. The benefits extend past being a money saver and good for the environment but it’s said that they are actually better for your health and have less of an impact on you than what tampons do with no risk of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome,) and the silicone material fun cups are made with won’t affect your body’s PH as tampons can.

Fun Cups are designed to give you more freedom to do what you would normally do even when you have your period. The information in the pack says full penetration isn’t recommended but suggests other activities such as oral and light or shallow penetration as being some of the things you can do while wearing the fun cup. Swimming is also safe to do with the fun cup and they allow you the freedom to not have to worry about restricting your clothing choice if that was something you were ever worried about when using pads or tampons. Without the string nobody will ever know it’s there.

Changing the Fun Cup and cleaning

Fun Cups needs to be changed at least every 12 hours but if you can change it more regularly that’s even better I would say if you can change it every 4-6 hours like a tampon that would be ideal but everyone is different and the whole idea of the fun cup is to give us some flexibility when we most need it. When changing your Fun Cup give it a wash with warm soapy water before inserting again. In between periods you can store it in the cute little carry case that comes in the packet. You can also sterilize your Fun Cups by boiling them for 3 minutes. I think it’s a good idea to give them a good boil every now and then to keep them hygienic and give them a longer life span.

I personally use some of my sex toy cleaner in between uses for a quick clean I just let it sit for about a minute then wash off with soapy water and rinse thoroughly before inserting again.

My thoughts on the Fun Cup Explorer Kit

I really love the freedom that menstrual cups offer and there is some features of the fun cups that I just love, not to mention they are made by Fun Factory which is one of my favourite brands. I love that the explorer kit contains 2 sizes allowing you to try out which size is best for you and even personalising the sizes to suit your needs and stages of your period, for example by using the larger cup when your flow is  heavy and the smaller one for when it is lighter. You might find one cup suits you best and that’s what makes the kit so great because it saves you buying the wrong size then thinking that Menstrual cups don’t suit you because you’ve used the wrong size.

Another thing I love about the Fun Cup is the colour and design they look really cool with their bright colours and stylishly designed shape. They not only help make that time of the month more fun but they actually look fun! Not to mention the freedom that comes from the Fun Cup which allows you to be yourself no matter what time of month it is. Then, the best thing about fun Factory Fun Cups is that they are great for the environment, with less waste product going into landfill and not only that after a few months you’ve saved your money so they become cheaper to use, so they’re more economical which to me is brilliant and well worth the change over.

  • As a side note the reason i love the Fun Factory brand so much is one of my all time favourite vibrators, which gave me a good 4 or 5 years of pretty hard core use was made by the fun factory. I’m pretty sure it as an Amorino before the rubber band came out, it looked very similar. I would have loved to do a review on it but trust me when I say they make high quality products that can be relied on for satisfaction. Hopefully one day I will be asked to review some of their other fun products for you.

For now I am rapt that the Fun Cups are out on the market and will soon be released in Australia. Until then if you are keen to try them you can purchase them online.

Ansell Skyn Lubricant Review 

I wrote to Ansell recently requesting samples of their products to review. They sent me 3 types of their lubricant. The first one I am going to review is Ansell Skyn Lubricant, which so far is my favorite.  

Ansell Skyn Lubricant has the tagline ‘feel everything,’ on the slick black bottle, which also claims to have a natural feel and is ‘gently moisturized with Aloe.’ The claims do not lie, I can honestly say that for a budget price tag this is more like a premium product. It does help accentuate feeling down there, as a good lube should. 

All in all it works really well and the squirt bottle makes it easy to use one-handed which can be helpful in certain, um, situations. 

I was amazed that it was water based and not silicone as the consistency is so thick and the lubricant is long-lasting, not needing to be topped up nearly as often as most water based lubes. Ansell brand is best known for their high quality, reliable condoms. Like some silicone lubricants it can sometimes leave a bit of sticky residue which being water based can easily be washed off, so that’s not much of a downside considering the price point and how effective it is as a lube. 

The Skyn range includes condoms which I may have to try to do a review for in the future. Being water based Skyn lubricant is perfect for use with condoms and/or sex toys, because it won’t interfere with the rubber material or break it down, meaning you can have fun safely. 

I will be buying this lubricant again in the future as its price point is fantastic especially for the quality. For a supermarket lubricant it works surprisingly well. 

This one gets the thumbs up from me. I expect quality from Ansell but I honestly didn’t expect this lube to be as good as it is. It’s one of the best water based lubricants I’ve ever tried. I am honestly impressed.

Magic Touch Sensor Bullet Review

I bought myself a Sensor Bullet the other day after being shown the touch function in the shop. I straight away wanted to try it out at home and decided I had to get it. I and was surprised at how powerful the little vibrator is. One of the first things I was impressed with when I opened the packaging was it comes with its own velvet drawstring bag for safe storage.

Magic Touch Sensor Bullet, Charger and Storage Bag

The really unique thing about this little toy is that is has a touch more which operates on touch and heat sensors, meaning it only vibrates when it’s making contact with your skin. I did notice that once it heated up a bit it took longer to turn off, I’m guessing that’s due to the heat sensors. I had fun just playing with it touching it to see the vibration turn on and off to begin with. But still this mode is perfect for if someone comes to visit while you’re in the middle of playing. It turns right off as soon as you stop. I’ve never had a toy like this one. It’s perfect travel size to fit in your handbag.

I love rechargeable vibrators, them not needing batteries is always a big plus. The worst thing to happen in the middle of a session is for the batteries to run out, especially when you have none at home. The Magic Touch takes around 3 hours to charge and gives you around 2 hours play time depending on the setting you’re using. Once it’s charged you can clean it and put it back away in its drawstring bag.

It also has a normal hand operated mode where you can control the settings and it stays on. You turn this on by holding the on/off button for 1.5seconds.

There’s a total of 10 different speeds and rhythm controls to experiment with, ranging in intensity of vibration and style of vibration meaning so there is something to suit everyone.

It’s really quiet too so nobody in the next room will know what you are up to when you’re using it and if they happen to interrupt you, the touch mode will save the day by turning off the moment you stop.

The toy is also “Shower Safe,” meaning it can’t be fully submersed in water but it can handle a bit of a splash which is also great for washing it and keeping it clean.

It’s made out of “high grade smooth silicone,” which is smooth to touch, the toy itself being a bullet is hard so it’s not flexible but it’s only small so this isn’t much of a drawback.

I love all things pink and purple so I’m in love with the colour of this little beauty. I think it will be one of my main go to toys from now on. With so many new toys coming out it can be hard to choose one and if you have a tight budget it’s even harder but this is one toy that won’t break the bank.

The smooth point is perfect for targeting the areas that you’d want the most stimulation it’s the right size to reach the g-spot on the right angle. It’s probably not the best toy for internal use and definitely not for anal play, only for playing around the entrance as it doesn’t have a flared base it can be dangerous. I will cover that in another post later.

All things considered this is a great little toy, a big improvement on a regular style bullet and is the perfect size to use with your partner.

For people on a budget this toy is a must have. For under $50 you get hours of enjoyment. I think it’s a great little investment.

Magic Touch Sensor Bullet