Review: Sustain Post Play Wipes

I legit fell off the face of the blogosphere. And I’m not shit for it. My bad. 
BUT I’m back and I have more ish to discuss! I’ve been test driving some items and I think y’all will enjoy my take on them. Maybe.

Today, we are gonna talk about an issue that nobody wants to really address: what to do after sex or playtime. Do you roll over and go to sleep? Do you take a full shower? Do you sit there and try to pee for like ten minutes and then do a quick washup?

It’s actually recommended that you don’t simply roll over and go to sleep, and that you should urinate after sex to clear the urinary tract of bacteria to lower the risk of a UTI. But I know I personally don’t feel like hopping in the shower right after. Regardless… Sustain is a company that proudly offers natural and vagina-friendly supplies for play time. My favorite item of the bunch is the Sustain Post Play Wipes

Now, we used to just get baby wipes or something, but they aren’t made for grown up vaginas doing grown up things. Plus, they still contain lots of chemicals that I don’t need down there. These wipes from Sustain are 100% natural, made of cotton, and they also contain a natural pH buffer, citric acid, which helps your vagina keep a healthy pH. They are free from all harmful chemicals – all chemicals, actually – and have so many good things in them, such as honey, aloe, lavender oil, and shea butter.

They don’t mess with my pH and I am no longer rotating between BV, UTIs, and yeast infections due to my pH being thrown off. These wipes are soft, just moist enough without being drippy, and don’t have much fragrance to them. They’re big enough to clean up well and they actually make me FEEL clean afterward. They’re the only wipes I’ll buy now… I just got my shipment of 3 packs today which will last me for a bit. And there are 48 in each pack!!! How can you go wrong?! 


I definitely say to cop at LEAST one pack. Maybe two, depending on how you get down. Also make sure you check out Sustain’s other products; they have vagina-friendly and natural condoms, and they will have period stuff soon! 

That’s all I got for today. Carry on. I’m bout to pop this pack open. 

Review: Clitoring by Penelopi Jones

  

 

I think I have an obsession with vaginas. 

Like legit. I’ve always thought the female body was incredibly fascinating and unique. We have breasts that create food for tiny humans. We have uteri that grow these tiny humans. We have vaginas that both give us pleasure and birth said tiny humans. And, one of the most important things, we have the clitoris, which is our center for pleasure.

Did you know that the clitoris is the ONLY organ on the human body that has the only purpose of providing pleasure? The clitoris contains over 8,000 nerve endings, which is two times more than those located in the head of the penis. The clitoris is about four inches in length, and only about one-fourth is visible to the eye. The larger or smaller the clit is doesn’t make a difference in how much pleasure a woman can get from clitoral stimulation, but a woman with a more prominent clitoris and clitoral hood can easily adorn hers with jewelry and piercings if she desires, such as the vertical clitoral hood, horizontal clitoral hood, or triangle (female genital piercings will be my next post). 

Fifty to seventy-five percent of women who have orgasms HAVE to have their clitoris stimulated to achieve that orgasm. The clit is so important! 

So when I found the Clitoring by Penelopi Jones, I was instantly in love. The ring shows the inner structure of the clitoris, which reminds me of the inside of an orchid or maybe ever wings. 

 

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Penelopi Jones was able to beautifully capture the essence and complexity of the internal clitoris in a piece of jewelry. The ring comes in silver, but can also be ordered in warm brass or even gold. The ring I purchased is solid silver (because that’s literally all I wear) and was everything I hoped for and more.

Penelopi was able to accommodate my little fingers, which are about a size 5 to 5.25. I waited anxiously for my package in the mail after I placed my order. When I got the little box in my house, I pulled the ring out of the little mesh pouch it was in and adjusted it. The Clitoring is made to be adjustable, which is great, but I personally don’t care too much for adjustable jewelry. I’m weird like that. Nonetheless, I sized my ring down to a size that fit my ring fingers and put it on. 

  
The ring is very well crafted and is solid in weight. You can FEEL that the ring is nothing but straight silver, which I love. Very shiny, a great conversation piece, and is just all around pretty. 

  
As you can see, you can rock the ring either way, with the clitorial glans up or down. I preferred clit up. 

While wearing, I noticed that maybe only one other person knew what the ring was of. She immediately asked me where I bought it, being a fellow sex positive feminist. I have been wearing it whenever I’m not at work, and it’s surprisingly comfortable to wear on a daily basis. 

The original adjustable silver ring retails for $122, which was totally worth it for me. The ring is adjustable from sizes 5.5 to 9.5, but at checkout you can choose smaller than 5.5 or larger than 9.5 and she will make it adjustable to a big or small enough size. There is a matching solid silver pendant for a necklace too for $132 that is equally pretty. For the less expensive choice, the warm brass goes for $95, and it gives you the look of gold without it being too bright. The gold ring starts at $475, and if you’re balling, I say go for it. I’m personally not balling like that… but if I was, I would more than likely buy that ring. 

I definitely suggest getting this ring if you are a body loving, vulva loving, sex positive, lady loving person. Or if you want to get a beautiful piece of jewelry to pay homage to the phenomenal clitoris. Check the Clitoring out at PenelopiJones.com and see which one stands out to you! 
AND, use coupon code ChocCherriBomb at checkout for 15% off of silver rings and pendants! 

-K. P. 

Natural Vaginal Health Necessities

Hey y’all! Life definitely has a way of sneaking up and stealing your time… I swore I just made a post like a month ago. Apparently not.

So not much has been going on on my end besides work… and it sucks. I need to get my life back. And that’s exactly what I’ve started to do! Doing things to pamper myself and enjoy my life! For me, if my hormones are off, if my reproductive health isn’t up to par, I’m effed up. It’s not pleasant. So I like to feel pretty all over, including my sacred parts.

To kick off my new revelation, I just thought I would share my arsenal of vulva and vagina health items that help me feel spectacular. And when I tell you these items are fabulous and natural… MAN.

LET ME START BY SAYING…

Ladies, your vulva is NOT made to smell like a bed of flowers, so please don’t think that is supposed to be the goal. Your vulva has your specific particular smell, and we all sweat. It’s normal. (If you have a fishy or foul odor and/or green, grey, or yellow discharge, it could also be bacterial vaginosis or BV in the absence of an STD, but make sure you see your doctor for a diagnosis)

Here we go!

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The Honey Pot Feminine Wash in Normal, $5-12

First, we have The Honey Pot Feminine Wash (I reviewed the company before here). I had been using the Preggers one for pregnant women for a while, but I recently ran out so I bought the normal wash this time. The Honey Pot is a foamy wash that is made from vegan ingredients such as non-GMO coconut oil soap (or castile soap), organic lavender water, grapefruit seed extract, apple cider vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide. All of these things are bound to get you extra clean, and there’s even a slight tingle when you wash with it. Not painful, just noticeable. You are supposed to get some of the foam in your hands, and gently clean your vulva (outer genitalia) with your hands. This allows you to get familiar with your lady pars and ensures that you get yourself clean. After using the soap, just rinse off with water. I trust the company and their products, and I’ve been using this soap for a couple of years. There are variations of the soap as well, like one for pregnant women, sensitive women, women that need a little more moisture, and even young ladies. The wash comes in 2 and 6 ounces, and you can now subscribe to have it delivered to your door however often you want!

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Lhamo Pantyliners, $5-6 a pack

Next up is the Lhamo Sanitary Napkins (formerly MerryLiving). I truly love this brand and their pads! I wear pantyliners daily and I don’t wear tampons, so I wanted a natural alternative to those as well as the reusable pads because they just… aren’t for me. I found Lhamo pantyliners at my local healthful store and fell in love INSTANTLY. The liners are chlorine free and are packed with all natural herbs and essential oils. There is lavender, mint (which gives you a fresh, cool feeling, especially after a shave or wax), aloe vera oil, rose oil, and houttuynia oil (which is an herb known for fighting the herpes virus). All of these babies are packed into organic unbleached cotton. The liners and pads both have the same ingredients. The pads are beneficial during that dreaded time of the month, because they help you feel and smell clean. There are daily use pads, overnight pads, and liners. You can grab a few packs from The Honey Pot’s website, or go to Lhamo’s site, where you can get starter kits or multiple packs. I went to their site and got five packs of liners, one pack of overnights, and four packs of daily use, and they were a total of $55. I’m set for a good while, and the price was great.

 

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Box Naturals, shown in Rose. About $10 for a 12 wipe box

Box Naturals is a fantastic company who makes all natural intimate wipes. The wipes come in rose and lavender scent, and are scented with organic essential oils of each. They are pH balancing so you don’t get thrown off, and they smell fantastic without being too strong. They are perfect for after the gym, freshening up on the go, after sex, or while riding the crimson wave. To make it better, each towelette is individually wrapped and they’re just moist enough to get the job done. They’re probably my favorite wipes on the planet. As with the last two products, you can subscribe on The Honey Pot or you can buy directly from Box Naturals’s website.

While trying to get my hormones together without taking medication, I stumbled upon Moonmaid Botanicals. She makes hormone free and all natural creams and salves to be absorbed through the skin, our largest organ. The wild yam cream caught my attention, as I know that wild yam is great for my polycystic ovarian syndrome. I often have pain which we think may be due to either the enlarged ovary on the right side, or maybe endometriosis. My periods are also unpredictable, far apart, last for 7+ days, and my ovulation is a mess. I started the cream back in February, and I got my period 2/11. Im usually about 6+ weeks between each period, so I wasn’t expecting my next one until this week. I actually started spotting on 3/12 and my period was over on 3/18! I also had no cramping, no leg pain, no back pain, it was awesome! Her Vital V Wild Yam Salve is a wild yam salve that can go in and around the vagina. The mucous membranes easily absorb the salve, and it’s able to act easily on the reproductive organs. If you aren’t down for that, there is a topical wild yam cream for anywhere else on the body, and even one for men. Moonmaid Botanicals has cream for yeast infections (I want to get that so I can have it on hand), but is not to be used by pregnant or nursing mamas. LoversLube Personal Lubricant is like a creamy salve and it has all types of aphrodisiac goodies in it, such as yohimbe, damiana, muira puama, carob, coffee, and vanilla. It feels amazing due to a small addition of menthol and is actually edible due to a touch of stevia!

That’s all I have for now, and these are by far my must-haves for my vulva and repro health. They have me feeling fabulous and combined with my VCH and labia ring (I will be doing a post on my tragic history with my VCH), I feel spiffy and oh so clean. Be sure to check them out and let me know if you have any faves that you want me to add or try out!

-K.P.

Review: Unbound Box November 2015

So I have been getting Unbound for a few months now, but I’ve been pretty in love with them since last year. It’s a quarterly adult subscription box that always features items from the higher end brands in the adult world, such as Bijoux Indiscrets, Babeland, Crave, Love is Art, and Good Clean Love. At $65 a quarter, I think it’s completely worth every penny.

November’s box theme was Femme Fatale. Here was the teaser for the month.

  
Immediately, my attention goes directly to the middle. I notice this beauty from last year when it was about to launch. That’s the Crave Vesper, a vibrator that defies societal norms and doubles as a statement necklace. But I’ll get to that one in a moment.

I received my box, and couldn’t wait to explore everything! Unbound does a really good job at explaining everything that will be in the box prior to shipment, so they don’t send a reference card or sheet in the package. We know what goodies to expect.

  
The first thing I wanted to check out were the Sex Notes by Unbound. These were really cute, and they arrived in a black suede pouch. They are printed and individually cut, and feature nice little notes that read sexy little things like, “Kiss me hard before you go” and “I can’t stop thinking about you naked.” These are the perfect size for slipping in your partner’s wallet, under their pillow, or in a public place when you’re trying to get out of there.

  
Biddettes ($7.95) are cleansing wipes to be used before and after sex, which are absolutely perfect. They can also be taken on the go for a quick freshening up or cleaning your toys, and they’re fragranced with geranium and sandalwood for a nice, clean scent. They’ve been gynecologist tested and approved and are made with a hypoallergenic formula, so even the most sensitive ladies should be safe. I think the best uses for these are after fooling around just in case you’re too tired to get up and clean up, or while riding the crimson wave to tidy up. Perfect little wipes to take with you while on the go.

  
Next we have the Tickle Me Tickler by Bijoux Indiscrets ($10.35). I’m not really into tickling, but this was a really cute tickler. The feathers are very soft, and the tickler itself is nicely assembled. The wand is wrapped with black satin ribbon, no fraying, very light. A nice little addition to the box.

  
Last but not least is the Crave Vesper ($69 for the steel, up to $149 for the gold plated). I fell in love with this vibrator because I love the idea of being able to classily flaunt my sexuality with jewelry that doubles as a sex toy, and the fact that it is USB rechargeable makes it worlds better. I received the silver (or plain steel), which arrived in a cute white box emblazoned with a silver CRAVE emblem. Inside, a gray velvet pouch housed the Vesper on one side and the charging cable on the other. The Vesper is shiny steel and rests on a sturdy stainless steel chain, typically falling right at the level of the breasts. 

The power button is tiny and near the top, very easy to conceal (if you want to) while wearing it. To turn on you press once, to alternate between the speeds you press once again, and to power off you press and hold the power button. The power of the Vesper is similar to that of a good bullet, reminding me of JimmyJane’s Iconic Bullet. It’s strong enough for those who are used to bullet vibrators, but not too strong to the point of numbing your clitoris to other stimulation. There are three speeds as well as a random (I forgot if it’s an ascending or stop and start vibration), and I think they’re all great. Because it’s metal, it’s meant to heat up during use, which I think is pretty sexy. To charge, you simply twist off the top of the vibe, and connect the vibe to the special charger (the connector is itty bitty) and connect it to your laptop or other USB port. This is one of the best toys I own, and the thing is simply awesome to wear. On Crave’s site, you can also engrave your Vesper. Boss. 

The total estimated retail value of this box was $87.30 excluding the Sex Notes. This exceeds the cost of the box, so I think it’s a great deal. All of the items are useful and sexy, and they’re so great to use whether you’re alone or with a partner. Cop your subscription, man. It’s so worth it. 

-K. P. 

Review: VAVAVOOM Waxing Body Art Studio

I’m an Instagram creeper. I have zero shame. 

I somehow came across this business called VAVAVOOM in Atlanta. I knew it was black owned and black run, which hasn’t held much merit to me over the last few years, as I haven’t had great experience with black businesses. I still always try to support then though, because we truly do need support! 

After doing my research, I found that it’s a small business run by Kimberly Grimes, and SHE does all the waxing, the business, EVERYTHING. She started it herself, and she mans the fort solo. I dig that. Everything she uses is pink (which I love), her IG page seems fun and light (look her up, @vavavoomatl), and I had to cop and appointment.

I contacted her via the number provided on the site, and she was prompt with getting me in and set up. She works noon to midnight appointment only, which was perfect for me since I work 7a-7p and most business are closed when I get off. I set up my appointment for one of my off days in the afternoon, and we got the thing going.

I arrived at the shop, and she came out to greet me. She’s beautiful with natural hair and just a chill vibe about her. We went in, and on her chalkboard wall, she wrote “WELCOME, KIA!” And she had women-positive artwork all over the studio. Booty, nakedness, and women everywhere. Yes! Then, she offered me AND Hubs a glass of champagne. Customer service at its best! I sipped wine as we got the preliminary questionnaire done, then I stripped. She had a heated washcloth with peppermint oil ready for me just in case I wanted to freshen up before she started. I was loving this experience already. 

This was my first full wax, meaning it was from front to back – except for a small triangle I was gonna have left in the front. She oiled up the area, and engaged in convo with me about life, men, and art. She kept my mind focused on other stuff so I wouldn’t be too whacked out about the pain from waxing, and even turned on my favorite Pandora station. Kimberly uses a new wax stick with each application, which is SO sanitary! The sticks and wax are both pink too! Bruh. I could sing about VavaVoom. 

My vulva looked beautiful after she finished. I was left with a small triangle that was tapered perfectly. She even used tweezers to make sure it was straight! 

I really love VAVAVOOM. I’ve already made a point to go every month or so as needed. Wonderful service, Kimberly is such a beautiful person, and the work done is gorgeous. I’m obsessed! 

Kimberly is also launching an ingrown hair serum called Venom. Be on the lookout for its official launch on 3/21! Go to the site, pick your design, and call her to book your appointment!  

-K. P. 

I’m Back! 

It’s been a while! Sorry folks! 

We moved into our first place, I started my new job, and I’ve been getting adjusted. Needless to say, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to write. 

Nor did I have a whole lot of drive to be intimate with Hubs. I told myself we were gonna have sex multiple times a week plus some. While that stands true, life has bogged us down to where it’s more like a duty or chore for me and it’s not as enjoyable as I would like. 

I received some advice recently: Don’t let anything or anyone get in the way of enjoying your spouse. It’s so true. Life is gonna happen. Our spouse and his/her body is supposed to be our refuge and our getaway. We are supposed to use sex as our release, our pleasure, and our safe place where nothing else matters.

I hope this helps someone today! I’m gonna take my own advice when he gets back home! 

Review: Sliquid Natural Lubricant

Ok folks.

Lube isn’t one of those things that you just automatically NEED because our bodies make enough lubrication (typically). Sometimes things are beyond our control, and we end up needing some extra help, or just wanna add some flair to our sex life. I, personally, had to start using lube after my abortion procedure, which made sex painful for a long time and made me dry for a WHILE. I kept going to my GYN and they couldn’t figure it out, and just told me to use a good lube during sex.

Me, being the health freak that I am, decided I would ONLY use natural and organic lube. I went on a quest to find some GOOD organic lube, and when it comes to my vagina, I don’t mind shelling out some money for a good product. Astroglide is ok, but we have to reapply a few times, and it feels a tad oily. KY is just disgusting and there is nothing natural about it. Good Clean Love’s natural lube is pretty good, but is more like a gel and I wanted something a little more slick. Then I came across Sliquid Organics, which is a brand dedicated to ONLY organic and natural lubricants. I contacted the company and they sent out a few samples for us to try out.

Let me say that this brand is the absolute BEST lube brand we have come across. Sliquid has a number of different lubes in the natural category, and the same ones in the organic category. They also have a whole line of flavored lubes for oral sex. My FAVORITE of the bunch is the Sliquid Oceanics. It contains carrageenan, or seaweed extract, to provide extra slip and more skin healing properties, which is good if you’re prone to infection or enjoy more friction during sex, like we do.

The company sent us Sliquid Sassy, which is the usual natural composition but is thickened with plant cellulose to make it thicker, mostly for anal sex. It is made to last longer and stay in place. Hubs and I don’t engage in anal, but I sometimes do have to reapply once during sex. We haven’t gotten to the Sassy yet because we’ve been using everything else, but we will put it to use tonight.

We also tried the Sliquid Organics Sensations, which is like a warming/cooling lubricant made to heighten sensation. It contains aloe leaf juice, vitamin E, and green tea, but also menthol, which adds to the cooling feeling. It did heighten the sensation during sex, and it was pleasurable! Unlike the Fire and Ice condoms I hear of often… My ex roommate said they burn and to never use them. Noted.

There were a few more samples to try, from a hybrid lube formulated with silicone for longer lasting slick (a natural one and an organic one) to O Gel, which is made to heighten clitoral stimulation. Sliquid also has a line of flavored lubricants called Sliquid Swirl, once again all natural. There’s a pink lemonade one that seems like it may be sorta tasty!

Sliquid is my FAVORITE brand for lubricant. My vagina is VERY sensitive as I’ve written about before, and she hates everything. But, none of their lubes have irritated me, given me any infection, or cause any trouble. Added bonus that they’re all natural and/or organic! They all feel natural as well; they don’t clump up with use, and the feeling of the gel mimics my own natural wetness. It’s a perfect fit.

I am feeling pretty sexy tonight. So sexy, that I may even do Hubs’s favorite move. That SHOWS how hot I’m feeling, because I’m a lazy ass. Sliquid has definitely made me feel more feminine and like less of a sexual failure when my body isn’t working properly. Thanks y’all!

– K. P.

Crying Orgasm

Wow. A crying orgasm. I’m unfamiliar from a personal stance… Anybody experience this?

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I haven’t found any concrete explanation and I haven’t come across any valid theories to latch onto when it comes to women and crying/sobbing and/or breaking out into hysterical laughter during intense orgasm.  I’m not sure when was the first time I achieved a crying and hysterical laughter orgasm.  All I know is, it’s happening frequently.  Yes, this has only happened with one person.  And I have a lot of questions and not enough answers.

I experienced another crying orgasm earlier this afternoon (as I was receiving oral sex), which arose differently from my last crying-laughing orgasm session whereas I was engaging in intercourse and it all started from a high string in my gut and it expanded in massive energy, filling my entire body up and stopping at my third eye when I started to blurt and sob and laugh uncontrollably.  As you would imagine, this is embarrassing, humiliating…

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Review: Booty Parlor Kissaholic Aphrodisiac Plumping Lip Gloss

I have always cared a lot about my lip care. In fifth grade I remember having one of those Spacemaker boxes full of my mechanical pencils, at least one lip balm, and a couple of glosses. The glosses were usually the cheap beauty supply store ones or the overly sweet and fruit Lip Smackers glosses that us kids loved. Over the years I have evolved of course, but I would say I’m a pretty good judge of good lip care. From supermarket glosses to upscale Sephora ones, I’ve tried a lot. My most recent purchase was an aphrodisiac lip gloss from Booty Parlor, Kissaholic Aphrodisiac Plumping Lip Gloss.

I got it because it’s advertised as, well, an aphrodisiac, and it’s plumping. My lips have always been pretty full, but I enjoy accentuating that a bit. The gloss contains many natural ingredients including ginger, damiana (which I actually used to take as a libido enhancer), passionflower (which I also used to take to relax me and keep my anxiety down), chili powder, and ginkgo biloba. It also contains Phenylethylamine, known as the “molecule of love” to boost the aphrodisiac qualities. The price wasn’t too bad either; I got mine for $12 on Amazon.

I got the color Faint, a sheer pinky nude color with a pomegranate vanilla scent. I opened the tube and it smelled pretty nice, not fake or too sweet. When applied, I got a tingly feeling but it didn’t burn. The tingle also didn’t longer for too long, and it wasn’t uncomfortable. My lips looked a bit fuller and puffier, which I go for with a plumping gloss. It didn’t necessarily make ME feel any sexier, and I don’t know if Hubs noticed any newfound sexiness when I wear it. The color looks good with my skin though, and I love how it makes my lips look and feel.

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Good product, good price, I say check it out, along with Booty Parlor’s other products!