Saturday, July 26, 2014

Review: The PULSE from HotOctopuss

UPDATE: Watch our second (and much sexier) video of azp using the PULSE on Fetlife at:
https://fetlife.com/users/117876/ videos/267874

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When I saw this new "guybrator" from Hot Octopuss, I thought it would be a great toy to share with my #1 sub and online lover, azpanties, however, I did take my time sending it to him!

The PULSE is dark blue, almost black in color. It has a hard shell of ABS plastic with flexible skin-safe silicone wings and lining, and should only be used with water-based lubricants. However, unlike many luxury rechargeable vibes, it is not waterproof.

There aren't any of the useless and annoying waves and patterns that many manufacturers are building into vibrators these days, and in fact, it actually oscillates rather than vibrating. One the co-founders explains the medical technology behind the device and it's uses in this video from their website:



Truly international, it comes packed in a gorgeous box (the front is shown above) with only a USB charger (which circumvents the issue of including different plugs for different countries) and an illustrated instruction booklet - written in ten different languages!



It should be charged for 4 hours before the first use. We didn't test fully draining and recharging it, but according to the materials, subsequent charges are 3 hours for up to 2 hours of use. Even though azp hasn't always fully charged it, we've never an issue. I wish I could say that for some of My toys!

Since I don't like things hanging off my laptop, I found an adapter and plugged it into a power strip for its first charge. After it was done, the fiddly cover over the charging port simply would not go back in and stay there. azp subsequently pulled it off rather than mess with it!

Since it's open-ended, it is easier to clean than most male devices, but my advice for Version 2.0 would be to change to something like magnetic charging, which would get rid of the issue with the plug, and might also allow it to be more waterproof for cleaning and in shower use.

The controls are straightforward and easy. There are plus (+) and minus (-) buttons on the sides, which allow the user to step up or down through the Nine Levels of Intensity, Holding down the minus button for 1 full second turns it completely off. There isn't a travel lock feature, but the buttons aren't that easily pressed by mistake, and I mailed it across the country without an issue.

It fits nicely in the hand, but azp and I both found it difficult to hold it and to control the intensity buttons at the same time while using only one hand. It works much better to hold it with one hand, and change the setting with the other.

The sound is quieter than many vibrators. (The booklet says "below 55 db".) azp compared it to his Sonicare toothbrush. I could not hear it when he used it on Skype, but he has no problem hearing my Jack Rabbits!

As far as strength goes, azp was enjoying it at around a six (6) or a seven (7), but did ask if he could go all the way up to the 9th level. The reactions that I've read from other men range from cumming easily at lower speeds all the way to someone who normally has difficulty reaching orgasm not being able to cum with it. azp wasn't able to cum with it hands free, but says that he could easily cum with it at any level as long as he is stroking with it.

To me, it felt like a vibrator, but was not especially intense. On the outside, there didn't seem to be a lot of difference in the settings, but as a plus, there was no issue with the vibrations being too intense and putting my hand to sleep. It's a nice intensity to hold, but probably not strong enough to get me off if rubbed against my clit.

The "coin" that you see inside is the Pulse Plate, where the sensation is concentrated. It is designed to be held against the frenulum, which is also sometimes called the frenum. This is the point just under the cleft of the head of the penis where many men are the most sensitive. (The other point that I've observed on some cut men is slightly further down the underside, where their circumcision scar is.)

The instructions say not to press too hard on the Plate. I could easily press it hard enough with my finger to cause it to stop oscillating, and azp had the same issue if he pressed it too hard. In addition to being frustrating, holding it down too long could conceivably break the device.

One of the things that I love to do is to rub my clit along the underside of a lover's cock while I am on top of him. (Rubbing against someone or something like this is called "frottage", from the French "frotter", meaning "to rub".) In this way, I get the intense stimulation where I need it, and he gets the tease and enjoyment of my using him for my own pleasure. Usually his penis has to be fully hard and long enough for this to work.

I really like the idea that a lover, especially one who has erection issues, such as a certain older ex- of mine, could put this on as illustrated and enjoy it while I enjoyed riding it and him.

However, I'm a BBW, and in playing with it, I found that it was so wide that was difficult to nestle it as deeply as I would like in between my outer labia. (Yes, I have big lips!) I found it too awkward to adequately test being on top of it, but I'm afraid that my weight would also put too much pressure on the Pulse Plate, causing it to switch off. There is the potential for switching the position where the man is on top and controlling the rubbing, which might work better, but, from my experience, it's size and intensity probably would not hit the right spot for me.

I thoroughly cleaned it and took pictures of it alone and on my beautiful stunt cock (a new Candy Violet Fun Factory Bandito that I unboxed just for this photoshoot). However, as you can see, I had the hardest time keeping the PULSE clean of dust and smudges. Ditto for the little, black instruction booklet.

I also have to admit that, as I was cleaning it to send it to azp, I forgot that it wasn't waterproof, and put it in the sink with some other luxury toys! It would not turn on immediately afterward, however it had been sitting a while. I charged it and then it started, so it might have simply lost it's charge.

Luckily, it was still working fine when azp received it. For our joint testing, he used it under my direction and answered questions while I watched him on cam. One of the nicest things for me about the open-ended design is that I can actually see azp's yummy reactions. He can also catch the cum, or cum on himself, rather than having to clean it out of some toy. (I suppose most guys would just use a tissue, but azp is required to eat it all so not having to try to tongue a Fleshlight is a plus!)

azp was taking part in My World Cup Chastity Game when he received it and many of the Rewards were hands-free releases, so we decided to test it that way. He quickly found that if he tried to use it completely hands-free, the weight of the mechanism on the top/back of it would cause it to slide around to one side or the other of his cock, and the Pulse Plate was no longer where it needed to be. At one point, he even tried using rubber bands around it to hold the wings tighter, but it still turned around to the side!

azp doesn't normally have any issues getting hard or cumming. He got hard more slowly when only using the PULSE versus using his hand, and it was fun to watch it happen. He found that he wasn't able to cum while just holding it still in one place, but that he could while stroking with it. He described it as being an intense sensation, but only in one area, and he found that he needed to move it around to to cover a larger area.

He would like to see a way to make the wings grip tighter so it would provide better sensation over a larger area, which might also prevent it from sliding to the side when used hands-free. I was joking about giving it a velcro closure, but I doubt that would have worked any better than the rubber bands.

I recorded our most recent testing session. During this session, I specifically did NOT do anything (such as playing with myself or describing a fantasy) to try to give him stimulation beyond the simple fact that I was watching him and giving him instructions, which he loves anyway! I noticed that he didn't shoot as far as normal and it took longer than normal for him to be ready to cum, both because he had already been using it for so long and was getting numb when I gave him permission to stroke.

You can watch the explicit video of azpanties using the PULSE here:
                   PULSE Test Video
(Be warned that the video quality is low: I was using a screen recorder on one small portion of the Skype window while we talked. Reducing the Zoom on your browser helps. Also, the sound has been removed for privacy reasons.)

Note: The cock ring he is wearing in the video is his 24/7 collar, a 1 7/8" Master Cock Ring from Gear Essentials, which we call The "Mistress". Over 1/2 a pound of Solid, Shiny Stainless Steel, it reminds him every day who he belongs to!

To summarize:
Trying to use the PULSE as a couples toy would be awkward at best, and unsatisfying for someone with my anatomy. When used hands-free, it kept moving out of position and couldn't get the job done. Despite the fantasy, I could not have simply strapped it on my sub and MADE him cum hands-free with it.

However, it is a NICE hands-on, "vibrating" stroker: It is simple to use, quiet and easy to clean, but is not waterproof. The open design also means that it fits a larger range of sizes, and makes it easier to watch the action!

Unlike other toys made specifically for men, it is designed so that it can be used and enjoyed while soft, offering a new option for men with erectile issues. However, the oscillations may need to be stronger for men who can have problems cumming.

Pluses:
Quiet Enough Not to Scare the Neighbors
Open Ended for Easy Cleaning
Designed so That It Can Be Enjoyed Without an Erection
One Size Fits!

Minuses:
NOT Waterproof
Won't Stay in Place Hands-Free
Stops If You Press Down The Pulse Plate

To Make It Better, Add:
Waterproof Charging
A Way to Tighten the Wings
Stronger Sensations
Better Design for Her (or just drop that part)

Where to buy:
Those in the UK and Europe can buy from the Hot Octopuss site, but Lovehoney has FREE International Shipping!

UK: Lovehoney.co.uk

US: Lovehoney.com
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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

4th of July with azpanties:
Training My #1 Boy on Cam

I'm sure many of you are wondering what sorts of things I do when my subs are lucky enough for me to train them on cam. I love having them model panties and lingerie, instructing them how to use toys, monitoring them edging, etc. 

With My #1 boy, azpanties, I often watch him shower, perhaps with an allowed edge or two, and then pick out a pair of skimpy panties for him to wear while I watch him cook, put away laundry, etc. Okay, I may not be watching ALL the time, but it's a nice view when I care to enjoy it. ;-)

We spent a lot of the 4th and 5th of July together as he has also been watching the World Cup games with me. Of course, he was taking part in both my World Cup Chastity Game and my 4th of July Assignment. I approved his ribbons based on the pic and report he emailed me on July 3rd, but we missed talking to each other, and he didn't know until later that I wanted him to put the ribbons on over his chastity device! 

He woke up on the 4th and put a ribbon on.  I was late joining him and missed the France - Germany game so made him wait until after the Brazil - Columbia game before I watched him on cam. In the mean time, we chatted on IM, and I had him send me pics (shown edited) of him in each ribbon.

I had just told submissive geek that the style with red, white and blue bands reminds me of the French flag, so it was appropriate that azp was wearing it while France was playing. However, I decided to have him take it off and save it to wear on Bastille Day (7/14)!

All of these pics were of course taken while he was wearing his 24/7 collar, the Mistress Cock Ring (made from over 8oz. of solid stainless steel, Gear Essentials calls it their "Master").

This is my fave ribbon as it has "USA" and stars woven into the ribbon in gold. However, it makes the messiest bows! This was azp's second try at a tying it and taking a pic.


The rustic weave of this one reminds me of the Ralph Lauren sweaters at the Winter Olympics!

azp and I agreed that would have been much better if the stars had been broken up by stripes so that there were individual flags, but I would also bet that that would be much harder to weave. I liked that this ribbon was "Stars and Stripes" and decided that it would make a nice background.

After I had azp get on cam, I asked him to remove his last ribbon and ring, and supervised his putting on his CB-6000, using a numbered lock. I carefully checked the number both before and after he put it on and locked it.

This is the black style numbered lock from CB-x, but I actually like the white "Keyholder" ones he has better because I can hear them click into place. So we discussed looking around for more of those. (If anyone knows where I can find the white plastic clocks that say "Keyholder", please let me know.)

Next we proceeded to try tying the ribbons different ways. We finally settled on this arrangement:

The "Ralph Lauren" flag ribbon is tied around his cock and balls where the base ring of the device goes, making a big bow on top.

The "USA" starts across the front of the cage, showing the "USA" behind where the lock is dangling. Then it wraps around and crosses behind the cage, coming up on either side where he slid it under the side posts before being tied into a bow above the spacer.

I really wish that I had been there in person to straighten and arrange the ribbons, both to tease him (;-)) and to get some more balanced pics.

He had some handyman work and some other things to do around the house so I allowed him to put his black silk thong on over the ribbons to protect them and to hold everything in place, and then I sent him off to get some work done... while I occasionally watched! ;-)

Before you get too jealous...

On the 5th, I didn't get online with azp until the Argentina game was over even though I had planned to watch it with him.
Afterward, he had a release coming (NPI), however he had to wait patiently and be my best boy by my side while I:
- figured out and tweeted rewards and punishments for the first game
- watched the second game and asked him questions about it
- also IMed about the game, etc. with the submissive geek and sophie
- figured out and tweeted rewards and punishments for the second game
- got something to eat, swapped laundry, etc.
- ignored the pantyboy even though he kept calling, so eventually talked to him for a bit
- wrapped up other things online

When I finally had/made the time to focus on azpanties, I carefully cam verified the number on his lock before unlocking him.

Then we played around with the Pulse* a bit (Shown at the left. He's helping me to test it for a review.) before allowing him to edge and then...eventually...to cum with a nice, messy, upside down facial. ;-)

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

World Cup Chastity Game - The Finals
(Part Two)

UPDATE: Germany won the World Cup in extra time: 
  Germany 1 - Argentina 0 

Argentina Players:
- Buy and wear a Black Ribbon (or one with the colors of the German flag (black, red and gold)) for at least 10 hours. 
If you're wearing your Bastille Day ribbon(s) for Me on Monday, I think it would be sexy for you to buy your Black Ribbon while you're ribboned for the holiday. ;-) Then wear your Black Ribbon on Tuesday or Wednesday.

- Only 1 Edge, which MUST be while you are wearing your ribbon.

- Chaste for another 24 hours after the end of the game - let's just say until 11pm London (BST) / 6pm NYC (EDT) / 3pm San Francisco (PDT) on Monday. 
I wish I'd said that the additional chastity time would start after you completed wearing your ribbon and performing your edge, but I was expecting that the game might go into PKs - and wind up totaling 9 days more of chastity! See - I do think about you poor, horny boys! ;-)

Germany Playerssophie was the only one of my remaining players who selected Germany. She will be getting a Special Reward designed for her from the ideas that she sent me before the Knock Out Rounds began. Watch InHerService.com for her report. Yes, I know what it is, but I want to make sure she didn't get ahead of herself when she suggested it. ;-)

(Read the entire post for full instructions.)


Sadly Brazil just lost to the Netherlands. I'm happy for my Dutch players, but I'm mostly thinking: "At least it wasn't as bad as Germany". The referee made a couple of really bad/weird decisions, but going both ways and nothing that should have decided the game.
Highlights from ESPN (Can you watch these in the UK?):  http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/4/video/1947343

Netherlands Players (azpantiessophie and jezi): You didn't win it all, but you did win today, and your team is going home with their heads held high and hopes for next time. Enjoy one hands-free release, and lick up as much as you can! You have until 6pm NYC/11pm London time on Monday to claim your release!
You know The Rules by now: You are NOT allowed to use your hands. You may rub against something, stick it into an object that you're NOT holding, etc. Anal is NOT allowed. After you cum, you must lick up as much of the cum as you can manage!

Brazil Players (marc (submissive_geek)): You got spanked AGAIN, and are going to be feeling the pain for a long time. Take 200 self-administered spanks using the implement of your choice - 100 on each side! 
If your spanks are not taken and reported promptly, add 50 spanks per day interest for each additional day after 6pm NYC/11pm London time on Sunday.

Whether you lost or won, in My game, everyone gets another chance for glory - or humiliation - tomorrow during The Final!

(Images captured from Google. Start time shown in New York City/Boston/My time.)

The Reward and Punishment that I have decided for the Final:

1st Place: You get a personalized Special Reward, selected/designed from your ideas by Me, and supervised by Me. You are required to submit evidence of your task, which I will likely share on Twitter and/or my blogs.

2nd Place: You will be required to buy a ribbon* (selected to honor the victor) and wear it as a cock ring, wrapped around your entire package, for at least 10 hours, during which time you will edge x times, where x = the total number of goals scored! 
And you have to wait until at least y days after the game to cum, where y = the number of goals scored against you!  
  Ex: Argentina loses 3-2 against Germany: 
       you wear a black ribbon and edge 5 times while wearing it
       and are not allowed to cum until at least (3 goals x 24 hours)
       72 hours after the end of the game!
I'll confirm the ribbon color(s) after the game tomorrow. I know that all my players know where they can buy them! ;-) 
Your punishment isn't finished until both the ribbon-wearing and edging are done, and your chastity time is over. You are required to submit evidence of your task, which I will likely share on Twitter and/or my blogs.

Remember, this is the FINAL, so play will INTENSE, 
and therefore so should be your Reward or Punishment! ;-)

* Yes, the ribbon wearing is inspired by my 4th of July/Bastille Day and St. Patrick's Day Assignments. Some of you are already slated to wear your red, white & blue ribbon on Monday for Bastille Day. If that's the case and your team loses, we'll discuss when you should wear which ribbon.

Players (FINAL)
azpantiesArgentina
sophie: Germany
marc (submissive_geek): Argentina
jezi: Argentina

Read all My World Cup Chastity Game Rules and Updates:
http://www.male-service.com/search/label/WorldCup

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NOTE: While this game is free, and one that I am really enjoying playing with my own subs, publishing the updates for the rest of you takes a lot of work. Gifts of thanks are much appreciated, and will encourage me to run more games like this in the future.
A tip of $5 or $10 is fine for this.
Amazon.com (very private and works best internationally) or GiftRocket.com (USA only) Gift Certificates are preferred.
If you're in the States, and want to send a small gift ($10 - $25), I also need a Digital Redbox Card: http://www.redbox.com/gifts.
It's a great way to treat me to a movie!

Use the name:     M. Magick
Email to:             ForMistressMagick at yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

World Cup Chastity Game - The Finals

 Actual start times (not ESPN pre-game times), shown in New York City/Boston/My time.
(Captured from Google. They've also had some GREAT Doodles for the Games.)

We're there, and I said I'd do something special for the Final! ;-) Actually, I think it would be fun for everyone to have something riding on each of the last two games, so...

My Continuing Players have to keep their previously selected teams (underlined), but also choose a team (in bold) for each game that they aren't in.  

Continuing Players (updated July 12)
azpanties: Netherlands and Argentina
sophie: Netherlands and Germany
marc (submissive_geek): Brazil and Argentina
jezi: Belgium Netherlands and Argentina

I find "The More, The Merrier!" so I'm also opening the game back up to New and Returning Players, but they won't have the privilege of a Special Request. Only the players who have been in this from the beginning have earned that.

NEW and Returning Players should choose a team in each of the final games by midnight their time on Friday night:
1) Brazil or the Netherlands?
2) Argentina or Germany?
And, of course, you must be chaste from the moment you read this post, regardless of how much time you spend choosing your teams. ;-)

The Rewards & Punishments
1st Place: Special Reward for Continuing Players / Regular Release and Eat It All for New Players
4th Place: LOTS of Spanks - I'll decide how many afterward, based on the game!

But I haven't decided which of these goes to 2nd Place & which to 3rd:
- Hands-Free Release & Lick It Up
- LOTS of Edges - I'll decide how many afterward, based on the game!
- Wear the ribbons in the victor's colors around your cock for 24 hours (can be split into multiple days)
- Something else? ;-)

What do you think? E-mail me, tweet @Mistress_Magick or comment below. I'll decide before the game on July 12th. It is your responsibility to watch this blog & My Twitter for updates.

Read all My World Cup Chastity Game Rules and Updates:
http://www.male-service.com/search/label/WorldCup

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NOTE: While this game is free, and one that I am really enjoying playing with my own subs, publishing the updates for the rest of you takes a lot of work. Gifts of thanks are much appreciated, and will encourage me to run more games like this in the future.
A tip of $5 or $10 is fine for this.
Amazon.com (very private & works best internationally) or GiftRocket.com (USA only) Gift Certificates are preferred.
If you're in the States, and want to send a small gift ($10 - $25), I also need a Digital Redbox Card: http://www.redbox.com/gifts. It's a great way to treat me to a movie!

Use the name:     M. Magick
Email to:             ForMistressMagick at yahoo.com

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

submissive_geek marc helped kick off My July 4th/Bastille Day Assignment this year with this yummy pic!

For shopping & assignment reports, check out:
http://www.inherservice.com/search/label/July%204th

Some pics that are too explicit for my blog will be on Twitter,
like this great pic of My sophie locked & ribboned:
https://twitter.com/Mistress_Magick/status/484975138463817728/photo/1

The assignment can be completed any day between now and Bastille Day (July 14). I've asked all my boys & gurls to take part this year, and I'll be posting their reports as they come in. It's also a great opportunity for potential subs to get to apply to me. Some subs, like marc, will be breaking up the assignment into several parts, so there's lots more to (NOT) cum!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Let's Call It Futbol!

(Thanks to Google for the GREAT World Cup Doodles.)

Okay, I admit it: I can't call soccer "football". It's simply un-American.
But no one else calls it "soccer". Why be such annoying separatists?
So I've decided Americans should call it "futbol".

Maybe it's because it sounds nicely "Continential".

Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for commercials that I can identify with, like these, courtesy of Hyundai's #BecauseFĂștbol campaign:

"Romantic"


"NO Spoilers!"


I love the way that the sound of the word "futbol" honors the fact that this is a Global game. Americans have Our games - American games - but this is something so much bigger than us.

Speaking of which, I am so proud of the USA team, especially Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey, and the kids like Yedlin, Green and Brooks who are already making their mark.

USA! USA! USA!  2018!  I STILL believe!


Now for a quick World Cup Chastity Game Update:

Remaining Players (updated July 7)
azpanties: Argentina (switched from USA)
sophie: Netherlands (switched from England)
jezi: Belgium (switched from England) Knocked out - must stay chaste through July 14
marc (submissive_geek): Argentina (switched from England)
scott: Germany (switched from England) Suspended for attitude!
danielle: USA; Backup: England Knocked out

I think I'm joining azp and marc in supporting Argentina. I'm just hoping cute little Messi can go all the way!

Love, kisses and thanks to sophie and azpanties for getting me interested in this World Cup, and for sharing it with me.

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