Rocks Off Ammunition for Love RO-80mm

I have a couple of these bullet vibes as they come as part of other toys in the Rocks Off range. Even though those toys were aimed at men, they still list it as a selling point that the vibrators can be removed and used separately, so I thought I’d test this out. It’s not completely unheard of for men to use vibrators on the penis, after all male and female anatomy shares a common root, so what works for one should conceivably work for the other.

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The RO-80mm is an attractive and sleekly designed toy, that leaves no question about why it was named a “bullet” vibe. It comes available in either a metallic finish, or in a variety of colours. If you buy a Rocks Off toy that includes an RO-80mm, then it will be one of a matching colour. The entire toy is made of a hard plastic, even the parts which appear to be metal are merely coated with a thin plate, which is slightly disappointing, but over all the toy has a good solid construction. The bullet is made waterproof by a rubber O-ring to seal the battery compartment, and a rubber nipple to house the button at the end.
The RO-80mm is easily operated by depressing the button on the end, and only has two modes – on or off. When you turn it on you do notice than the vibrations it gives off are quite intense, I would describe their nature as being high-frequency, or “surface buzzy” as others might say. It’s definitely not a deep rumbly vibration, but then I wouldn’t expect as much from a bullet.
I put the RO-80mm to the test by running it over the most sensitive areas of the penis, around the head and down the frenulum, and making note of the effect. The first thing I noticed was that it caused discomfort at times; the tip of the bullet is quite pointy, and it also has a slight defect left over from the injection moulding, which combined to cause some unpleasant scratching sensations. I checked both of my bullets and they were identical in this regard, confirming it was not merely an anomaly. I switched from using the very tip of the bullet to part of the side, and concentrated using it on the areas of the penis that seemed most responsive, alternating between holding it still in these places and sliding it up and down. No matter what I tried, the vibrations it emitted just wouldn’t cause any significant levels of pleasure, and after continuing for a sufficient period I abandoned it out boredom. As a point of contrast, when I experimented using my Lelo Billy prostate massager on the penis, it was able to bring me to full climax within a short space of time, and with satisfying result.
I would have to say that the RO-80mm really isn’t the most suitable toy to be used by a man, and Rocks Off would do better to abandon placing them inside their prostate massagers altogether, and instead put more focus on developing a better fully integrated vibration system.

If you’re looking for a really good bullet, then check out my view of the We-Vibe Tango.

The RO-80mm bullets are available from Lovehoney U.SLovehoney UK, SexToys.co.uk,  and Honour

Give Lube Premium Aqua Gel

The very generous people at Give Lube kindly sent me a couple of bottles of their product to review, so many thanks to them, and without further ado…

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Give Lube comes in two varieties, the water-based Premium Aqua Gel, and also a silicone-based Silicone+. Both are dermatalogically tested, CE marked medical lubricants. As well as being colourless, odourless and unscented, they’re free from parabens, glycerin and oil, are suitable for all types of sexual activity, and contain added aloe vera to nourish the skin.
The Premium Aqua Gel is available in three sizes: mini, midi, and maxi, which are 30ml, 100ml, and 250ml respectively. All come in lovely discreet bottles, which can easily be slipped into a bedside drawer, bathroom cabinet, or luggage if you want to take it travelling. As it is a water-based lubricant it’s completely safe to use with all your favourite sex toys, and condoms.
The lube has a lovely consistency, it’s not too thin and watery like the Gun Oil H2O, but it’s not thick like a gel either. It spreads easily and provides a good coverage, but without dripping everywhere and making a mess. Rubbing a drop of it between my thumb and forefinger, I was actually surprised that I was feeling a water-based lube, because it just felt so smooth and slick. The near-frictionless gliding action I experienced made me really curious about how it would feel on the genitalia, and I ended up testing it earlier than I intended

I’m not one who typically uses lube for masturbation, but the Give Lube actually felt great when applied to the penis, and I found that I only needed a small amount to achieve that effect. There was something incredibly natural about it; there wasn’t an awareness of being covered in lube, everything just functioned how it should, but enhanced. In the past I’ve found that certain lubes can slightly decrease the sensation from masturbation, but that wasn’t the case here at all. It also seemed very gentle to the skin, and almost soothing, which must have something to do with the pH-optimised formula and added panthenol.

For the most part the Give Lube was not sticky or gummy at all; it was only for a couple of seconds before it dried completely that I noticed a slight tackiness to the touch, which is actually very impressive. Once it had dried it left behind no residue, but as soon as I went to wash my hands I felt it reactivating with the water, so I had to put this to the test. It pleased me to find that if you add a little water to the lube at any point during use, it will return to its original state, so you can extend your use of it without having to use more product. It’s also very easy to clean up, and rinses away with running water.

Without adding any additional water to reactivate it, I found that the duration time for the lube during masturbation was comparable with other high-quality brands. When used with a Fleshjack I was also impressed by the lube. It provided a comfortable gliding action between the Superskin sleeve and the penis, and again I didn’t need to use that much. Normally with a thicker generic lube I’d need to put a couple of pumps into the cavity, but I found just a small drizzling of the Give Lube through the orifice was sufficient. The lube lasted a long time within the central canal of toy, and I didn’t need to apply any more there during my time using the toy. I think this is down to the lube being relativity thin, which is something I like when using a Fleshjack. Personally, next time I might be tempted to add a couple of drops of water into the Fleshjack along with the lube, just to dilute it slightly and create more of that wet feeling that I enjoy. The only area where I found that the lube did start to dry, was along the lower third of the shaft of the penis, which spent more time outside of the toy and exposed to the air. The tight anal opening of the Fleshjack did start to tug here, and I had to add a dab more lube, but if I had thought to bring some water with me I could have just added a drop to the area to reactivate the lube there. I’m more than satisfied that Give Lube and a FleshJack are a good combination, and will be using them together again.

Testing the lube with insertable toys, I found I actually needed to use less lube than I expected. I experimented with my Tantus Tulip butt plug, and with a little squirt of lube spread across the toy, and some on the body, it slipped in like a charm. There was no friction or dragging as it was inserted, and once the lube was inside the body it felt completely fine – again its presence wasn’t really noticeable as being anything foreign. The lube didn’t adhere to the surface of the silicone toy as well as I might have hoped, and left a patchy application, like water on the bonnet of a freshly washed car, but it wasn’t really a problem for a toy of that size. I won’t criticise it for this, as whenever you’re intending to use anything larger than that, you’re always going to want a thicker specialist anal lube.

The only negative I can point to is that the lube does taste slightly bitter, due to the aloe vera, which is something to bear in mind if  you’re going to be using it for oral sex. I stress the word “slightly” because it’s not that strong, and it’s only noticeable initially. Ultimately it will come down to a matter of taste; personally I enjoy Campari and take my Manhattans on the dry side, so the taste doesn’t bother me, others might not react to it at all, and for a few with a very sweet tooth it may be bothersome.

One thing I really love about Give Lube, is that it’s a local British company, based in Bristol. Personally I’m very into localism, and I try to support companies as close to home as much as possible, and with a fantastic product like Give Lube you really can feel good about doing so. So many of our sex toys and lubricants originate in the United States – you only have to look at how proudly Doc Johnson, for example, stamps “Made in America” on every box – so it’s nice to get behind people looking to pioneer something in the U.K.
Another thing that really impressed me was something they told me before sending my free sample. Following consumer feedback about the consistency of the lube, they made adjustments to the formula to increase the thickness. I find it very reassuring when a company is actually listening to its customers, and striving to satisfy them with its product.

Overall I’m incredibly impressed with the Premium Aqua Gel, and I can fully recommend it as my new favourite lubricant.

So thanks again to Give Lube for the samples, and check out my review of the Silicone+ right here.
Give Lube can currently be purchased from SexToys.co.uk in Maxi, Midi, and Mini.

It’s also available from SexShop365 in those same sizes, MaxiMidi, and Mini.


Look out for Give Lube on Facebook and Twitter.

Rocks Off RO-160mm

The nice people over at Lovehoney have sent me my first item to review for them, the Rocks Off RO-160mm. It’s a full-sized version of the Ammunition for Love bullets that Rocks Off are best known for, and I was interested to see how it would measure up. It’s also available in pink for those who prefer that.

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I was quite impressed by the overall appearance of the product when it arrived. The RO-160mm comes packaged inside a sturdy black cardboard box, with a clear plastic viewing window at the front. Inside the box the item is clipped securely into a plastic tray adorned with the company logo, which makes it the perfect place to store your toy when not in use, safely away from unwanted dust.

The vibrator itself has a reassuringly solid, weighty, feel to it when you pick it up. It’s made from a hard ABS plastic that’s coated in a metallic blue paint, giving it a very attractive appearance on the whole. The sleek simplistic elegance of the design is somewhat reminiscent of a cigar tube. Unfortunately there were a few scratches where the paint had been removed, suggesting that more may chip away in the future. When applied, lubricant appeared to adhere well to the surface, allowing for a thin even application, without streaking or gaps.

The RO-160mm is completely waterproof, which is great for cleaning it, or if you want to use it in the bath/shower. It’s only waterproof when the battery compartment is screwed on completely, and handily both the cap and main body have markings on them, so you can be safe in the knowledge that once they’re aligned everything is screwed down sufficiently tightly.

The product has 7 modes of vibration; 3 constant modes of increasing speed, and 4 separate patterns of pulses. This is operated by a simple button on the far end which is used to cycle through them, and which feels a little on the flimsy side. When holding active the vibrator in your hand it does feel as though it’s actually quite powerful, but unfortunately this didn’t seem to translate at all when being inside the body anally, or when being used to stimulate the most sensitive areas of the penis. Despite the outward indication of strength, the vibrations appear to lack any real focus or intensity, and the result is mostly disappointment. The best comparison I can make, is that the vibrations are similar to those of a controller for a video game console; it shakes and judders around so you know that it’s there, but the vibrations dissipate very quickly and don’t direct their full force anywhere.  
The vibrating function of the RO-160mm is incredibly noisy, and almost gave me a start when I first turned it on. It creates a level of noise comparable with, or greater than, both an electric toothbrush and an electric razor. Even attempting to drown it out with the television had negligible effect, making it anything but subtle to use. I wouldn’t feel comfortable using this knowing that someone was in the next room, as I’m certain the sound would travel through the paper-thin walls and doors of modern houses.
On the whole I would be disinclined to recommend this toy; it has a nice outward appearance, but functionality which doesn’t live up to that of its smaller cousins in the range.
The RO-160mm is no longer being stocked by Lovehoney, but it is available from SexToys.co.uk and Honour

Rocks Off Ass-Berries Blackberry

When I first caught site of the Blackberry I found its whole appearance to be irresistible, and I immediately knew that I had to have one. What could be cuter than a vibrating butt plug fashioned after a wild fruit?

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When the product arrived I was very impressed by the overall appearance. The Blackberry came packaged inside a sturdy black cardboard box, with a clear plastic viewing window at the front. Inside the box the item is clipped securely into a plastic tray adorned with the company logo, which makes it the perfect place to store your toy when not in use, safely away from unwanted dust.
The plug itself is very attractive, closely mimicking the shape of a wild blackberry, with lots of nodules across the surface providing points of interest. There is one discreet mould line running around the length, but this is largely disguised by all the detailing.
The material used in the manufacturing is a type of silicone used in all Rocks Off products, which is completely odourless. I found this blend of silicone to be noticeably firmer than the silicone used in products by Tantus and Doc Johnson.
The plug is quite short, and also quite blunt, meaning you may wish to first loosen yourself up with something else prior to inserting it, if you’re not someone who regularly uses anal toys. I found that because of the blunt shape and the firm silicone, it wasn’t the most comfortable toy to insert, even when well lubed. Once inside, however, the compact shape made it made it quite pleasant to wear. Beneath the bulbous berry part of the plug is a rather short neck, the result of which is that a significant portion of the base seems to be pulled into the body when the muscles tighten down onto it. The base itself is one area where there may be a possible design flaw; it’s not very big at all, both in length and in that the diameter is only marginally less than the widest point on the berry part. This presents the real risk that if you’re not careful you could push too hard and lose the whole thing inside you. There also isn’t very much to grab onto when you’re trying to take it out after you’ve had enough.
The vibration is powered by the RO-80mm bullet, which can be removed and used separately if desired. The bullet is held in place very snuggly and can be difficult to extract without a lot of twisting, tugging, and wiggling, as the tight fit forms a vacuum inside. The entire toy is waterproof, so removing the bullet during routine washing isn’t a necessity. The vibrations produce a pleasant tingly feeling inside, but don’t travel too far due to the shape of the toy. I would have preferred a stronger sensation, as it feels as though a fair amount of the vibrations from the bullet are absorbed and dampened by the thick silicone body of the plug. Whilst wearing the plug I found the bullet a little difficult to operate, mainly because of how firmly the button needed to be pressed to switch it on and off. Unfortunately part of the bullet does protrude from the base of the plug, meaning you can’t sit down whilst wearing it, and the bullet does produce a level of noise which could be heard in a quiet room, in case you were considering wearing it in public.
Over all it’s a good product, especially to look at, but you get the impression that aesthetic considerations came before practical ones in some areas, which does let the toy down somewhat. For the amount of money it costs it’s a pretty nice item to have in your collection.
The Blackberry is available from SexToys.co.uk, and Honour

Rocks Off Bad Boy

Having tried dildos and butt plugs before, vibrating prostate massage seemed like the next logical step. Rocks Off do a whole range of these toys, including the Naughty Boy, Rude Boy, Cheeky Boy, Bad Boy, Big Boy and Butt Boy. I decided to go for the Bad Boy, because the bumps looked intriguing, and I chose it in red because it’s my favourite colour. These products tend to divide opinions quite strongly, between those who can fit the hooked shape, and those who find it utterly impractical.
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When the product arrived I was very impressed by the overall appearance. The Bad Boy came packaged inside a sturdy black cardboard box, with a clear plastic viewing window at the front. Inside the box the item is clipped securely into a plastic tray adorned with the manufacturer’s logo, which makes it the perfect place to store your toy when not in use, safely away from unwanted dust.
Aesthetically it’s quite an attractive piece; I bought mine in a stunning scarlet shade. The product has more or less a horseshoe shape, with lots of bulges along the length of the insertable portion – which averages 1.5″ in diameter – and some nodules near to the bullet, designed to stimulate the perineum. There is a visible mould line running around the length of the toy, but it feels quite smooth.
The material used in the manufacturing is a type of silicone used in all Rocks Off products, which is completely odourless. I found this blend of silicone to be noticeably firmer than the silicone used in products by Tantus and Doc Johnson. The surface is very slightly rough, so you may wish to use a little extra lube, and the material didn’t offer a great deal of flexibility whilst using the toy.
The size of the tip makes insertion an ease at the beginning, but I soon found the hook shape of it to be a hindrance, and despite numerous attempts I was never able to insert it fully so that the final resting position resembled the diagram on the box. The tip of it seemed to have gone as far as there was physically room, and further pressure to insert the remainder only caused internal discomfort. The problem would seem to be that everyone’s anatomy varies to an extent, but toys like this must follow a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I would advise trying to manually locate the prostate using a digit before buying this toy; if you struggle to reach it then you probably have a deeper prostate and would benefit from the shape of the product, but if you can reach it easily then your prostate is probably in a more shallow position, and you might also have difficulty fitting the Bad Boy, and would benefit from something more conventionally shaped. The result of not being able to insert it fully was that it generally felt uncomfortable to wear. As half of it was hanging out it failed to stay in place very well and I was unable to sit on it to attempt generate stimulation from a rocking motion. The area of the toy designed to stimulate the perineum did not sit flush with that part of the body, and barely came into contact with it at all, meaning I did not benefit from this aspect of the design at all.
The vibration is powered by the RO-80 bullet, which can be removed and used separately if desired. The bullet is held in place very snuggly and can be difficult to extract without a lot of twisting, tugging, and wiggling, as the tight fit forms a vacuum inside. The entire toy is waterproof, so removing the bullet during routine washing isn’t a necessity. The vibrations did seem to travel the length of the toy, to the point that I felt a tingling inside, but none of which seemed to cause any pleasurable sensations in the prostate, even after prolonged usage. The part of the toy which vibrates the most strongly is the part which remains outside the body, as that’s where the bullet is located. By the time the vibrations travel from the source, through the length of the toy, and into the body they seem to weaken to a fair degree, being absorbed and dampened along the way. For this reason I feel a fully integrated vibrating function would have been better served than a removable bullet. The functions of the bullet are limited, with the only options being off, or on and vibrating constantly at one speed. There are no speeds or patterns of pulsations to choose from, which is disappointing. The bullet is generally quite easy to operate whilst inside the toy, as the shape puts the button in an accessible position, and the bullet is quiet enough that no one will hear it in the next room.
Overall it’s an attractive product, but the shape isn’t going to work for everyone. If you’ve never used a prostate massager before, then try a more traditional design first to see if that hits the spot. If you think you can accommodate the hooked shape then this might be the product you’re looking for.
The Bad Boy is available from Lovehoney U.S, Lovehoney UK, and Esmale – where you can get an extra 10% off by using the code ‘INCEND10’ at the checkout.