Friday, June 09, 2006

Ring-a-ding-ding

Recently, whenever I've gone into a pharmacy and browsed the condom selection, I've been drawn to the Elexa brand put out (get it; "put out?" Thankyouverymuch and don't forget to tip your waitress) by Trojan. The dark packaging picturing an enticing female silhouette houses "sexual well-being" (the website's phrasing, not my own) products aimed at women. Aside from "natural feel", "ultra-sensitive", and "you'd swear you were riding bareback" (perhaps I made that one up) condoms, there are freshening cloths, intimacy gel, and a vibrating ring.

Hang on, let's talk about that last one. I know a ring can get a woman pretty excited, but I never heard of a vibrating one doing that.

At first, I scoffed at the vibrating ring. I don't know why, sometimes I just like to scoff at things. Oftentimes, I end up liking the very things I initially scoffed at (blogging being a prime example). Eventually my suspicion turned into curiosity.

"I'll surprise BF David," I thought to myself, picking up an Elexa box and perusing the condom racks.

A cranky middle-aged man waiting for a prescription glanced at me while I was picking out the condoms.

"That's right," my look countered as I grabbed the big box, "I plan on having lots of sex. Looks like you could use some yourself."

BF David and I tried out the vibrating ring that weekend.

It did not look the way I expected it to. I thought it would be akin to a napkin ring, but made of latex (I know: sexy). Instead, it was skinnier, more like one of those jelly bracelets all of us girls wore in the 80's. That is, a jelly bracelet with an attached capsule-shaped vibrating nub capable of creating massive orgasms (I don't think us ten-year-olds could have handled such powerful fashion accessories back then, anyway; we had our hands full figuring out those t-shirts with the sewn-on suspenders).

The device acts as a sort of cock ring for the man and clit stimulator for the woman. Having tried it twice now, I can enthusiastically vouch for this thing. In fact, the second time we tried it I had an orgasm within 30-60 seconds (though that speaks to BF David's talents as much as the ring's). Needless to say, I'm a fan; I'm ready to act as president of the Elexa Vibrating Ring Fan Club. Or better yet, a cheerleader (because I'm always looking for an excuse to get a costume).

Anybody looking for something a little extra and fun in the bedroom should give the vibrating ring a whirl. It's small, quiet, and may just make you come like an A-bomb. It's like using a miniature sex toy, but not as intense or intimidating, and you can obtain it an any Duane Reade.

Now if only Duane Reade would start carrying nipple clamps...

14 comments:

tadpoled said...

Right on girl.

This deal was posted on amazon for durex condoms w/ vibrating rings.

http://www.xpbargains.com/index.php/send_deal/55356

D said...

Ooo, I am intrigued! How much was it? I want one!

Dolly said...

That's a really good deal, but if I remember correctly, I've never liked Durex condoms.

Dolly said...

D,
It's $8.99 and worth every penny.

Betty on the Beach said...

I've seen those and have wondered myself. Did BF David like it as much as you or was it weird for him?

NotCarrie said...

They should sponsor you! THis is great advertising for them.

Auntie Mom said...

#1 - Awesome discovery!

#2 - I really really want to come down and do an Athena's party for you because I have to restrain myself from telling you about all the cool related products I sell and turning your blog into blatant self-promotion, which I do not want to do, because I love you and you're not just a customer, you're my friend. But the stuff is really cool...

pookalu said...

i SOOOO HAVE TO STOP READING THESE BLOGS I'M GETTING VERY SEXUALLY FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW CAN YOU TELL?

sorry dolly. it's just getting to the point where...wait, i won't write this down! i'll just tell you later!

and yes, my friends and i have wondered about it. we were very tempted to purchase the one time. but it just seemed so expensive for such a shtor term thing. there MUST be a more permanent equivalent.

IHateParis said...

last time i was at target all the elexa products were on the clearance shelf. i hope they're not being discontinued...might turn into a "is he sponge-worthy?" situation.

sophie n said...

THANK YOU! i've been dying to know how well those things work...can't wait to try!

Pretty Polly said...

I love the Elexa stuff too. IBF scoffed at first, but now loves the feel of the Ultra-Sensitive condoms. Goes to show you what good marketing will do...

one girl said...

too funny, was just looking at those with my guy... thanks for the review, I'll be sure to get them next time!

jo said...

when those vibrating rings first came out, my colleague got a sample 'coz we work in merchandising. she tried it and declared that it was good. pity that it only lasts for a while and the battery isn't rechargeable or something haha!

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