Tie and Tease Adult Board Game

As with the original Tease, Tie and Tease has some retro styling to it, I like this a lot. The styling isn’t just on the outside of the box it is also on the board and carries right through to the cards as well. The difference between the original Tease and this game is that the original Tease although aimed at groups as well as couples was very mainstream in its making, this is aimed at the BDSM market, not at the high end super intense been doing BDSM and have my own dungeon level, but at the level that most people how have some sort of an interest in spanking and tying will enjoy.

Inside the box you will find a blindfold, a satin ribbon, 2 dice one with numbers on it and one marked Dom/Sub and the playing pieces 2 male and 2 female, even though you get the 4 pieces this game is really aimed at couples but as the pieces are male and female having 2 of each means that you are not ignoring the same sex couples out there who will also get a kick out of this game. There is also the board and the instructions.

The board is marked out to show where the different cards should be placed and where you start/end the game and every square that you land on will lead to you needing to choose card and act out some sort of a scenario either from the Dom(me) or Sub perspective, depending on how much time you have and how much you are enjoying playing the game the instructions tell you that you can go round the board once or twice before ending the game with the final card. We quite liked that you could choose the length of the game and that there is nothing to say that you can’t just keep going round until you run out of cards if you wanted to.

There are a large number of cards with this game and the come packaged together in one large stack. I personally feel that the packaging could be improved slightly to allow a space inside the box for the cards to be stored when they are not been used to stop them from getting mixed up and messy, maybe that’s my OCD though I do like everything to be neat.

Below is information about each of the different cards and I have taken pictures of a selection of them so you should be able to read the scenario and get a feel for the game from them, I don’t normally make my pictures this large but for the benefit of people with bad eyes I have enlarged them a little. You will see that all of the cards apart from the final D/s cards are split into D and s, the idea is that before you start playing you decide who is going to be in which role, for some couples it will already be pretty much decided for others they may need to roll the dice or discuss it. You can then choose to stay in that role for the whole of the game or to role the D/s die each time you take a turn and use that to decide for you. The cards are also split into two levels one for beginners or for when you are at the start of the game and the second for more advanced play, I personally feel that although in general they got this right for me some of the ones are twos and vice versa, so for this reason I would advise reading through all of the cards before your 1st play and removing any that you are not happy with.

  1. Role Play according to the instructions this will involve acting out some role play scenarios, these have a picture of a 50’s style police lady on them. Some of these scenarios made me laugh, some of them made me wince a little which how corny they sound but others are really good, you can go through the cards before the game and take out any that you are not happy to act out or just leave it to fate. Below is an example of a level 1 and level 2 card, now I feel that they have these levels the wrong way round as I would find the scenario on the 2nd card more comfortable to act out than that on the level one card. Some of the other things on these cards involve been a worker in a sex toy shop and been a hitchhiker.
  2. Sensory which according to the instructions will involve blindfolding and different sensations on the skin. These ones have the picture of the blindfold on them, and include using things like ice and feather or spanking implements to create different sensations, I thought that these where really good and there was a good amount of variety in these cards.
  3. SEX cards which according to the instructions will suggest and erotic or sexual act these cards just simply have the word SEX on them. I really struggle with been told by a game to act out certain sexual acts and even though I have been with my partner for nearly 15 years (yes really) I wasn’t entirely comfortable with all of these. That said all of the things on the cards where things that we had done as a couple in the past and none of it was particularly shocking, the level one cards seem to be mainly about stripping and removing items of clothing where the level 2 cards seem to be mainly about oral sex/ pleasures. For me it was the stripping not the oral sex that I was the most uncomfortable with.
  4. Impact which according to the instructions will involve some sort of spanking or the use of other striking implements; this is the section that I think some people might struggle with if they are not into impact play. These have a picture of a whip on them. Its a real shame that you don’t get some sort of spanking implement with the game especially as you do get a blindfold for the sensory cards and a tie for the bondage ones. I found that these where at a good level some of them instruct you to use implements such as a hairbrush or belt others just a hand, most of them tell you how many times to do it and where. I really enjoy this kind of play so these cards where right up my street and the levels on the cards seemed right with these too.
  5. Contract which according to the instructions are about the types of agreements that are made within a D/s relationship, to be completely honest I am not sure that these needed to be included in the game as such as most people playing the game will be doing it for fun not for lifestyle, but they are interesting and do add a little something to the game. There is a couple of random ones in there, one where you have to get snacks for the Dom(me) and another where the Dom(me) has to inspect the subs pubic area to see if they are well groomed enough for them, but others with things such as choosing a Title for the Dom(me) and a pet name for the sub are quite fun.
  6. Bondage which according to the instructions will involve some mild form of restraint. Not everyone is comfortable with restraint but I love it so I welcomed this section and actually think that this game wouldn’t have worked without it. The cards have the picture of a red/white tie on them, a slight nod to 50shades maybe? Or maybe just the colors of the developers football team? Who knows?

And finally the final square is the D/s square where the D/s cards are placed, you choose 4 of these and at the end the person who is acting as the Dom(me) gets to choose which one is acted out. As this signals the end of the game the idea is that these are longer scenarios which might lead to a little bit more, there are some fun things in there, below is a picture with a selection of them, there is even a blank one for you to make up your own if you wish. I think it is good idea to choose these cards carefully before you start the game but to make the final decision at the end as to which you will act out, but remember whoever is the Dom (me) always gets the final decision.

As I sat and read through all of the cards I made a note of all of the things that the cards suggest that you might need to be able to act out the various scenarios and these where

Ice Cubes
Nipple Clamps
Massage Candles
Pen and Paper
Fruit/Chocolate
Massage Oil
Stroking implements x3
Cloth tie which is included with the game
Coin
Scarves
5 different spanking items
Belt
Wooden Spoon
Ruler
Access to porn
Dressing gown cord
Hairbrush
Blindfold which is included with the game

Now if you don’t have all of these things it’s not going to make playing the game impossible and things such as the belt, hairbrush and wooden spoon can easily be part of the 5 spanking implements as could your hand, Nipple clamps can be replaced easily with clothes pegs but massage candles should not be replaced with ordinary candles as they burn at a different temperature and you might burn yourself if you do.

It does say in the instructions that before you start the game you should gather together a collection of things that can be used in the game such as those listed above but I think it might have been nice for Tease to have included a small flogger or paddle in with the game especially as a large part of the game is about impact play, but as they haven’t a hairbrush or wooden spoon make excellent alternatives, just a small note from experience wooden spoons hurt, they are not flat and the curvature of the spoon means that you are been struck with a smaller surface area than you might think.

Included in the game is the blindfold and the silky tie. The tie is of a good length and is easily long enough to be used as a wrist or ankle tie, as it is satin it is soft to the touch but you should avoid tying any knots to tightly with it as they might become difficult to untie and for this reason the makers of the game do say to keep some safety scissors handy.

The blindfold is actually really good, most of the times when you get blindfolds included in games or with toys for free they are pretty naff but this one has a nose piece that stops the light from getting in from below and a double elastic strap to keep it nice and secure.

Overall I think that this game has its good and bad points not all of the scenarios suited us as a couple but it is always going to be the case with a game like this and the good thing is that you can remove any that you really don’t like and keep the game fun. I loved the spanking/bondage and sensory cards and felt that they really suited the game, the Sex cards a repetitive with only really having 2 or 3 different scenarios, just worded differently and the contract section is something that is a little hit and miss to. I like the playing pieces and retro design of the game a lot and found the instructions very clear and easy to understand meaning that we could unpack the game and play it very quickly. The only negative that I could really find is that there is no spanking implement included, other than that we had a lot of fun playing this game and think that it would be perfect for both people new to bdsm and to those more accustomed to it that would like something fun to do to add a little variation to their play.

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel

I have always been curious about arousal gels. I may become aroused perfectly easily but who doesn’t want to add a little oomph now and then? I’ve a tried a few products that have been disappointing, but that hasn’t killed my curiosity.

Blossom Organics products were formulated by a woman for other women. They are water-based and use pure, organic, and body-safe ingredients and are pH balanced to mimic a woman’s natural body chemistry.

The packaging is tasteful and attractive, but both the box and bottle do say “arousal gel, gel stimulant,” so you may not want to leave them laying about. The .75 fluid ounces of Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel comes in a small plastic bottle about 3 3/4″ in height and 4 1/4″ in circumference, with a pump top. This makes it easy to pump the gel out onto your fingers or directly onto your body. As it is a gel, I expected it to be thick and well…gel-like, but it is really more of a liquid. I found it messier and more difficult to control than expected, but still easy to massage onto my clit.

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel has a sort of warm, earthy, slightly cinnamony scent that sticks around on my fingers for a while after applying if I don’t wash them right away. Within about 15 seconds of applying the Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel I have a lovely warm and tingly sensation that makes me all wiggly and distracted. It feels like the blood is rushing in to fill my clit and the surrounding area. Within a minute and half the tingling is much stronger and I have a simultaneous warm and cool sensation carousing about my nether regions. Just a few drops is enough to really get me going and the longest I have lasted before playing is about 10 minutes.

Simply blow on the area where you’ve massaged the Arousal Gel and it kicks up that cooling sensation quite a bit. The Arousal Gel adds to play by not only turning me on more, but it has a circular effect. The more turned on I get, the more engorged, and the more engorged, the stronger the sensation of the gel. It also really ramps up my clit’s sensitivity. I don’t know that I cum harder but I do cum much faster with the Arousel Gel. The additional sensation really adds to play.

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel is water-based so it can be used with all sex toy materials, which is a big bonus. The ingredients are as follows:
Organic aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycerin, hydroethylcellulose, sorbitol, arginine, niacin (vitamin B3), organic plant oils of rosa canina (rose hip) & oenothera biennis (evening primrose), ethylexylglycerin, organic mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, organic extracts of paeonia albiflora (peony) root & passiflora incarnata flower

As you can see, this Arousal Gel has no petrochemicals, silicones, alcohol, artificial dyes, flavorings, or fragrances, which makes it compatible for most women. However, it does contain glycerin which is a sugar. As I have mentioned in previous posts, glycerin and other sugary substances can cause yeast infections in those who tend toward them. So while I would not recommend using this product as a lubricant (which it isn’t), it may still be ok even for woman who are prone to yeast infections as it is being used externally only. Nonetheless, please take the glycerin into account when purchasing this product. Another reason not to use this Arousal Gel internally is the peppermint oil. While it tingles deliciously on external bits like the clit and labia, it could cause an unpleasant burning sensation internally, especially for those who more are sensitive.

I have absolutely no negative reaction to the Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal gel, but keep in mind, everyone is different.

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel Pros:
• Water-based
• Paraben, petrochemical, alcohol free
• Organic
• Arouses gently and safely

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel Cons:
• Contains glycerin

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel

I much prefer products with natural ingredients to those that are full of chemicals, but let’s face it, any sort of lubricant or stimulating gel is going to have chemicals. These products would have no shelf life without them. However, when I can use a product that is more natural, I will. This is where Intimate Organics’ Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel comes in.

Intimate Organics has a line of personal pleasure products that uses more natural ingredients than your average bear. Being fond of clit stimulation gels, but never having tried a g-spot gel, I was excited to try Discover.

As this was my first experience with g-spot gel, I was very curious. I decided to lube up one of my favorite glass dildos (as yet to be reviewed), pop some Discover on the tip and rub it on up against my g-spot. After taking off the hygienic foil shield beneath the cap and squeezing out some gel, I noticed a faint medicinal smell. It is not very strong and not at all disturbing. I only smell it when I directly smell my finger or the open tube. Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel is a white opaque gel. It has sort of a milky look to it.

Discover feels hot and cold at the same time, a bit like an Icy Hot or Ben Gay product, not that I have used these products on such delicate tissue. The directions suggest using a small pea-sized amount and adding more as desired. I followed these directions but ended up adding more as some of the gel seemed to get lost on its way to my g-spot. The consistency of the gel is quite thick. It stays where you put it, which is very helpful.

The sensation lasts for quite some time, at least 20-30 minutes for me. It is a bit strange to have this tingly sensation inside me as opposed to just on my clit, but I do enjoy it immensely. It makes me more sensitive, and while I don’t think this product can guarantee results for everyone, I had a small g-spot orgasm rather quickly using it the first time. Since then, I’ve enjoyed using it if I am intentionally going to be stimulating my g-spot. It just adds a bit of zing to the experience.

Intimate Organics Packaging is colorful and tasteful. The 1 ounce tube of Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel comes in a peach-colored small box with a naked torso on it. It has the large “Made with Certified Organic Extracts” logo on the front and information in English, Spanish, French, and German on the package. Also included in the box is the the Discover G-Spot Guide. This guide provides some basic information about the g-spot, explains how to find it, and gives examples of good sex positions that allow for hitting the g-spot.

All products are certified to have met the EU consumer safety, health, and environmental requirements. This may not mean much to those of us in the United states, but I appreciate the certification, as I understand it is more stringent than a U.S. certification. Though Intimate Organics is made in Canada, the included organic ingredients are certified by the USDA Organic Board.

Don’t let the name fool you. Intimate Organics products use plenty of chemicals. However, they also contain USDA certified organic extracts, with a focus on being healthier for your body. Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel is free from parabens, glycerine, menthol, and DEA. It is latex condom friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Parabens are commonly used preservatives that can have multiple side effects with long-term use, the most common of which is allergic reactions. DEA, or diethanolamine, another commonly used chemical in cosmetics can react over time with other ingredients in a product to form NDEA (nitrosodiethanolamine) which is absorbed through the skin and has been linked with multiple types of cancer. I have mentioned glycerine many times as a product that has been linked to increased frequency of yeast infections in women as it is a sugar. Menthol is a synthetic agent used in many stimulating gels. It can irritate and dry the sensitive mucous membranes.

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel contains the following ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propanediol (Natural Humectant), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Trithenolamine, Acylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Prunus Amydalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Methylisothiazolinone, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Menthyl Lactate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arginine-HCL, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Oil

The directions caution against pregnant women and women with STI’s using this product.

The ingredients in Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Cream seem relatively standard and innocuous for the most part, though some may sound scary. However, Methylisothiazolinone deserves some attention. Methylisothiazolinone, as discussed on the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Database, is a known skin and immune system toxicant. Its use in cosmetics has been determined safe with some qualifications and is restricted in Canada and Japan. I am on the sensitive side and have had no issues with this product, but if you are hypersensitive, you may want to do further research before using products with Methylisothiazolinone.

Just a comment on ingredients… I can get all worked up and freaked out when I do too much research on ingredients sometimes. I remind myself to carefully assess the information and determine how much is known about a particular substance. If the ingredients appear safe, I am ok with trying the product out to see how I react. After all, there are chemicals in everything we use. As someone I met recently said, “If you want to be totally green, go get an organic cucumber.”

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel Pros:
• Works well
• Paraben, glycerine, menthol, and DEA free
• Vegan
• Cruelty-free
• Organic extracts

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel Cons:
• Methylisothiazolinone could cause sensitivity in some people

Having never used a g-spot stimulating product before, I really have nothing to which I can compare Intimate Organics Discover. However, I thoroughly enjoy using it. I like the tingly icy/hot sensation it provides and I love being more sensitive. Who doesn’t want to have easier orgasms? Overall, Discover hits the…er…spot for me!

Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel

I do not have a ton of experience with arousal products, so I jumped at the chance to review the Intense Clit Stimulating Gel from Intimate Organics.

Intimate Organics Intense Stimulating Clit Gel comes in a small white box with a naked partial torso in the background. It is the same style as the Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel. Inside the box is a one ounce clear tube with the exact some logo. I continue to think this packaging looks more like a bath product than a sex product which is a good thing if someone happens to glance at it. However, if they read the box or tube, they will clearly know that it is an arousal product. The tube is sturdy enough on its own so I do not think the box is necessary and just adds more material that needs to be thrown away.

Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel is a liquidy clear gel with a slightly minty scent and no taste. The minty scent comes from the natural peppermint oil, not from menthol as with many stimulating products. This makes Intense much more gentle on your delicate tissues. It feels soft and slightly oily on the skin. It rubs in well and disappears quickly. To remove Intense Stimulating Clit Gel, simply use soap and water. Though it does have oil in it I have not found that Intense Stimulating Clit Gel stains clothing or sheets.

The directions instruct you to apply Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel sparingly to the tissue underneath your clit. This causes a cooling, tingly sensation around my clit. The sensation kicks in within minutes after applying and then intensifies nicely for about 10-15 minutes. I really enjoy the sensation on my clit, so I’ve tried Intense Clit Gel on my labia where it is also nice and tingly.

Intimate Organics makes a Gentle Clit Stimulating Gel that I think would be too gentle for me. The Intense is just right. It is not too strong nor too weak. The Intense Clit Stimulating Gel definitely makes me orgasm more quickly, though I don’t think my orgasms are more intense with it. It adds to play with toys or a partner, but it does have oil in it so you might want to be careful using it with a condom even though you’re using it externally. Better safe than sorry.

One of the great things about Intimate Organics is the ingredients, what this product contains and what it doesn’t. First, what it doesn’t. Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel does not contain glycerine, parabens, DEA, or menthol. It is also cruelty-free and vegan. It does contain USDA Certified Organic Extracts, which are natural ingredients certified by the USDA Organic Board.

Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel contains the following ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propanediol (Natural Humectant), Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Benzoic Acid, Arginine-HCl, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Methylisothiazolinone, Ornithine HCL, Menthyl Lactate, Alcohol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Sodium Hydroxide

There is one ingredient I will remark on. Methylisothiazolinone, as discussed on the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Database, is a known skin and immune system toxicant. Its use in cosmetics has been determined safe with some qualifications. In Canada it can be used in concentrations of less than .01% and Intimate Organics, which is made in Canada, complies with this restriction. .01% is a very small amount. I am on the sensitive side and have had no issues with this product, but if you are hypersensitive, you may want to do further research before using products with Methylisothiazolinone. It is very possible that this ingredient will be left out of Intimate Organics’ future recipes.

Intimate Organics Intense Stimulating Clit Gel Pros:
• Arouses gently and safely
• Paraben, glycerine, menthol, and DEA free
• Vegan
• Cruelty-free
• Organic extracts

Intimate Organics Intense Stimulating Clit Gel Cons:
• Methylisothiazolinone could possibly cause sensitivity in some people

System JO Clitoral Gel

I have reviewed a couple of arousal products in the past and I have liked them. Remember Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel and Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel? Today I’m going to review two arousal products made by System JO, the System JO Mild Clitoral Gel and the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel.

System JO Mild Clitoral Gel contains the following ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, Peppermint (Menthe Piperita)

System JO Wild Clitoral Gel formulas contains the following ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, Peppermint (Menthe Piperita), Olearesins Capsicum.

As you can see, these formulas are almost identical with the addition of Olearesins Capsicum in the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel formula. Olearesins Capsicum is the same ingredient used in pepper spray, so you’d think it would pack a punch. However, I’m sure there is a huge difference in the amount used in pepper spray compared to the amount used in the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel.

Cyclopentasiloxane is classified as expected to be toxic or harmful by the Environment Canada Domestic Substance List. Cyclotetrasiloxane has been shown to be a possible human endocrine disruptor, is a possible human reproductive toxin, and there is limited evidence of developmental toxicity. Considering the amount of System JO Clitoral Gel one would use over a period of time, it is not likely to cause harm. However, it is good to be aware of the possible effects of these ingredients. Some people don’t care and some would rather not take the risk.

System JO Clitoral Gel is silicone-based, which could be unfortunate depending on how you want to use it. I would hesitate to use it with silicone sex toys. Though unlikely based on the small amount of clitoral gel you would probably use, the silicone in the System JO Clitoral Gel could interact with the silicone of the sex toy causing it to become tacky. You’re safe if you plan on using it with fingers, during sex, or with glass, metal, plastic, TPR, TPE, etc. sex toys. You can find sex toys made of all these materials at EdenFantasys.

I find no scent with either the System JO Mild Clitoral Gel or the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel, nor any strong taste. The clitoral gel is thick and silky smooth to the touch. The good thing about the System JO Clitoral Gel being thick is that it sits well on my clit and doesn’t drip or spread all over the place. It also stays put on my finger until I get it on my clit. However, as it is silicone-based it tends to stick to my finger too and is a bit harder to wash off than a water-based product. On the positive side, it makes the back of my hand nice and soft if I wipe it there when I’m too lazy to get up and wash right away.

The packaging of both System JO Mild and Wild Clitoral Gels is simple. The clitoral gel comes in a small plastic 10cc (10 ml) tube with a pointy end that needs to be cut off before you can squeeze out the clitoral gel. The tube comes inside a small cardboard envelope that can be recycled after opening. This packaging is not discreet as it says, “clitoral gel” in big letters on the front in two places. The back has directions in tiny print in four languages. There is nothing exciting about this packaging but there doesn’t need to be. The excitement should come from the product.

Unfortunately, it really doesn’t. I don’t find much effect from the System JO Mild Clitoral Gel at all. After applying System JO Wild Clitoral Gel to my clit, I have a very slight reaction. The directions say to apply a small amount of the gel and I have done this. I have also tried applying a significant amount of the gel, which doesn’t seem to help much. I don’t think I have a clit of steel as other arousal products have worked well for me. I really expected something more. In fact, I was worried the System Jo Wild Clitoral Gel might be too much for my clit but it wasn’t even close. I felt a very light sensation that disappeared quite quickly. It was slightly tingly but really didn’t go anywhere, it just dissipated rather than intensifying or lasting as other products have done. According to the directions, the sensation should kick in within 3-5 minutes and last up to 45 minutes. My experience has not come close to that at all. I haven’t noticed quicker or more intense orgasms using this clitoral gel. Very disappointing. What amazes me is that System JO has a Light Clitoral Gel formula out. Something lighter than Mild? I can’t imagine that working for anyone.

System JO Clitoral Gel Pros:
• Thick consistency
• No discernible scent

System JO Clitoral Gel Cons:
• Not strong enough for me
• Silicone based
• Stays on fingers
• Ingredients may have toxicity issues