Autostraddle Anonymous Sex Toy Review:
Over the last few years, sexual activity miniature companies and stores have asked us to review their toys in substitute for, you know, their toys. This week, one of our anonymous reviewers tried out the Ramona Harness by Switch Leather Co., sent to us by Babeland .
- Size: small (adjustable up to 34″ hips), medium (up to 40″ hips) or large (up to 50″ hips). Strap to accommodate up to 80″ hips available by special order from Switch Leather.
- Dildo compatibility: 2″ o-ring. Ring snaps that can fit rings 1.25–2″ in diameter.
- Materials: leather with solid brass or nickel-plated steel hardware
- Color: black leather with nickel or brown leather with brass
- Price: $135
I ’ ve been looking for a great leather harness for some time now, and fell in sleep together with Switch Leather Co ’ s Ramona strap-on harness the first time I saw it. The embrown leather and brass section matches my personal style more than the usual black leather, and plainly looks and feels fabulously sexy .
Switch Leather is run by two queers in Portland, Oregon. They have extensive leatherworking have, and hand-make each harness from bit pieces of Horween Chromexcel leather so it ’ south environmentally friendly, ethical and american sourced. Besides crafting a quality product, Switch Leather focuses on including all bodies and offer products for all shapes, sizes and anatomies .
My beginning depression of the Ramona harness was wow, this is very nice leather. It ’ randomness epicurean to touch. It ’ sulfur gorgeous to look at. It smells amazing. This harness is a leave-it-out-on-the-nightstand-so-you-can-look-at-it type of harness.
The Ramona is easy to put on and align, spirit very solid and hardy and doesn ’ triiodothyronine slip when I wear it ; I wore it for an hour without tightening the strap. The leather feels soft and stretches a little during wear, so it ’ s not starchy, but it besides doesn ’ thyroxine untie. You can either wear the harness above or below your hips, and military position it wherever you want and it ’ ll stay. The D-ring hardware doesn ’ thyroxine pinch the way buckles can.
The Ramona has a leather driving panel between your body and the o-ring, which I personally prefer to harnesses in which the o-ring sits against the wearer ’ s body — the gore feels sturdier and my hair doesn ’ triiodothyronine get caught or pulled out. The drawback is that you can ’ metric ton use a double-ended dildo or feel the texture of the base of, for model, a Mustang Royale. ( Switch Leather ’ s Camryn harness is exchangeable, cheaper and compatible with a double-ended dildo. ) The lone downside I found was the metal o-ring can be a morsel harsh on the receiver if the penetration is deep. If you find this is a problem for you, you can switch out the o-ring with a rubberize one and that should solve the exit.
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I threw my old leather harness off when I bought the Spare Parts Joque a few years ago, which promptly became my go-to. I felt like my old leather harness never truly catch clean enough to use with multiple partners or folks I wasn ’ metric ton fluid bonded with, and antibacterial soap doesn ’ thyroxine kill HPV. I ’ m besides very lazy — I use harnesses frequently, with multiple partners, and I want to throw them in the moisten machine on a hot water cycle. But wearing the Ramona makes me feel extremely aphrodisiac in a way that the Joque never does. And it ’ s precisely as effective and positionable. It ’ randomness my newfangled hot date harness ( for fluid-bonded partners ) and I ’ m actually enjoying using it .
To care for the Ramona, rinse it with warm body of water and use saddle soap, like Fiebing ’ south White Saddle Soap, to clean it. I highly recommend conditioning your leather after you clean it — fair like conditioning your hair after a shampoo — so it stays soft, with something like Otter Wax Leather Salve, Leather Honey or Bickmore Bick 4 Leather Conditioner, though note that conditioning leather can sometimes darken it. This is the type of high-quality leather that will soften and become satiny smooth with use, so use it much .
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