Kink in exile

Notes from a kinky nomad

Toy review — a tale of two strap-ons

As promised, the harness review.

If you haven’t done a lot of strap-on play, or even if you have, choosing a harness may be a little puzzling. Leather looks cool, but how do you clean it? Where exactly is it meant to sit? Doesn’t this look silly? Too butch? Too girly? One strap or two?

I recently got two harnesses from Sextoy.com: the Lover’s Super-Strap Universal harness and the Corsette harness. Both are great beginner harnesses since they’re not too pricey so you can experiment without amassing credit card debt, and both are made out of fabric so they require less care than a leather harness and are easier to clean. They are also both two strap harnesses (as opposed to the one strap g-string style), which I prefer since the straps go around your thighs adding stability while allowing for access to your naughty bits.

The first difference I noticed was image. The Lover’s Super Strap is a very utilitarian harness — nylon straps, metal ring, and that’s about it. The Corsette by comparison is very fashion forward with a soft purple fabric “corset” waist lacing and all. I expected these to preform differently, but the difference was minor. I did notice that the Super-Strap fit a bit more securely which was surprising given the Corsette’s greater coverage. The Corsette also came with a small bullet vibrator, but I find that the cut of the harness doesn’t make that useful — I wear my harness over my pubic bone, not over my clit after all. And of course being made of fabric both can be machine washed in a pinch (though I’m not certain if the manufacture would approve).

So what are the major things to look at?
*Fit and stability — the harness should fit snugly around your hips and you may want to see for yourself if the g-string harness or the two strap kind feel most secure to you.
*Material — can you wash it?
*Style — do you want to look girly like a butterfly with a sparkly silver cock, or are you a tomboy with something more realistic looking?

Happy harness hunting…and of course you can find more strap-ons and sex toys on the the Sextoy.com page.

Written by kinkinexile

May 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Posted in product review

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