Sex toys have Long since graduated from the floppy rubber things you hide in your bedside table to beautiful works of interactive art.

– Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Got that right, Gwyneth! If I can call you ‘Gwyneth.’ Since we are discussing sex toys, I think we can let the formality slip a bit. Honestly, though, “the floppy rubber things” were my good, no – intimate – friends and they are welcome to their space in my bedside table. Alas, (and here I get your point, Gwyneth) they might find that space a permanent abode, superseded in functionality and design by a new wave of technological pleasure-enhancing gizmos wondrous to behold. To be held. To be shared. The Tiani is designed for couple to be worn during intercourse.

‘There is a sexy, sensual ritual to opening a LELO box: it’s a celebration of pleasure, the ultimate expression of indulgence and excitement. Share it wisely, often, and with care.’ – from the Lelo website.

Wow! Even the box gets a sexy treatment from the Lelo designers. Snuggled in the velvety box, the elegantly-designed vibrator and its remote controller are aesthetically sensual, indulgent and exciting. I suppose other products, not just pleasure-givers, tout the box in which the product is delivered when seeking to attract potential customers, but I can’t think of any right off hand. GQ Magazine review calls the packaging and the device itself ‘an ‘ultimate experience in luxury.’ Sold? OK, what color are you going to order from Singapore distributor, horny.sg?

Black – manly, mysterious and velvety like its box, secretive, quietly alluring. Cerise – out there, vivid, ready to show off, unafraid of an audience. Deep Rose – “I have Tiani in deep rose and it really makes it stand out from other toys I own. Really beautiful color that is unusual to find elsewhere” says satisfied user Rachel. Fully aware of its shapeliness, she adds, ‘And when the fun is over, it really is beautiful to look at still!’ I like her forthrightness – she is enamoured not only by Tiani’s purpose but by its good looks. Reminds me of a former boyfriend – never mind!

I know. I can almost hear you wondering, “What color will you order, Blogettier?” That’s a hard one (double entendre, I know – difficult to avoid given the subject).  I guess I must concur with Rachel and pick the Deep Rose. It really does look great couched in the box, and, eventually, will complement my cocoa butter skin. Deep Rose, it is! Available from horny.sg.

Aesthetics out of the way – how does this elegant device work? Call me shy (few do!), but rather that spell out the details let me point you, my faithful and discerning readers, to the “Serving Suggestion” on the Lelo website: lelo.com. Clear and not overly technical, the suggestions cover “Getting Acquainted,” What TIANI Does Best,” and “If it So Pleases You.” I quote:

Getting Acquainted – “Vagina,” “Clitoris,” “Entry” – you get the idea. BTW- Lelo includes a detailed instruction manual.

What TIANI does Best – “Petite,” ‘Strong vibrations,” “can be used in any of your favorite positions, but many find missionary to be the easiest to start with.”

If It So Pleases You – “…it can be used during solo sex as well when paired with your favorite insertable toy”

Did I mention horny.sg?

Inevitably, the reviews are in. Some found the device too big for their petite frames. Some found it too big to be unobtrusive. At least three would have like more gusto in the vibration department. Overall, the consensus was strong and positive. As couple’s devices go – and there aren’t that many out there yet – the Tiani is an industry benchmark.

For an in-depth look, including operating instructions, I found coolerthanaglassdildo.com the most knowledgeable. Their bottom line?

Overall, I’d say that this is one of the better toys I have tried from Lelo and is definitely one I’ll continue to use regularly. It adds something different to regular sex and is a great alternative to having to hold a bullet vibrator in place. It’s snug, petite and comfortable to wear, it doesn’t get in the way of penetration at all and provides some pretty decent clitoral stimulation. I’d have preferred more power/rumbles, but on the whole, there’s not much more I can complain about.

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations

She’s giving me excitations

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations

She’s giving me excitations

Good good good good vibrations

She’s giving me excitations

Good good good good vibrations

She’s giving me excitations

– The Beach Boys

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