SeriousToyS Rubber Stirrups

The SeriousToyS Rubber Stirrups

Vendor: Vast

Construction

These are the matching stirrups to the rubber sling I reviewed four years ago. Back then their store was still called Demask Dortmund. Since then they have rebranded to Vast and have set up an online shop which makes purchasing their other awesome toys way easier.

Since they are the matching stirrups, they are made the same way out of the same material: Three layers of 2mm thick industrial rubber have been reinforced with Kevlar for maximum durability. To deliver this durability during suspension, even on a shear-prone material like rubber, they did not simply punch a hole through the three layers or riveted a D-ring under a rubber loop as an anchor point. Instead of this they used stainless steel fittings which cover the first 65mm of the rubber. On The “inside” of the stirrups the metal plate extends beyond the rubber and has a 20mm diameter eyelet hole on top. On the “outside” there is just a stainless steel plate. Both fittings are not attached directly to the rubber but house the rubber between themselves through 4 stainless steel screws (rounded hex head on the inside, acorn nut on the outside).

Detail of the Stainless Steel Fittings

Industrial rubber and metal are tough materials to work with. They require a lot of work to be made “playroom ready”. In the manufacturing process all metal and rubber edges have been painstakingly deburred and given a top notch finished. There is no single rough edge or area that can cause chafing. I would even trust to run ropes through the eyelets.

The rubber is slightly oval shaped, measuring 800mm from one end to the other and being 100mm wide in the middle. The overall length is 860mm from metal tip to metal tip. In the product picture on the website they come with a two simple carabiners. I guess I have gotten those too but actually cannot remember.

Detail of the Three Layers of Kevlar Reinforced Industrial Rubber

Playing with the Rubber Stirrups

Don’t let yourself be fooled by the ambivalent website description: This toy is made out of rubber, not vinyl! And it has the smell to prove it! I have bought these stirrups in October of 2019 and they still smell like a fresh rubber suit! A smell fetishist friend of mine love putting a guy with rank sox into those so he can alter between the sox and the rubber smell.

The SeriousToyS Ruber Stirrups Attached to My SeriousToyS Rubber Sling

Speaking of fetishists, these stirrups are made for gearheads! Not only because of the material and the rough & heavy duty aesthetic but because of the size. Most leather or nylon stirrups are large enough to more or less comfortable enter with slim sneaker like Nike TNs. Combat boots are already a struggle to get in and especially out of. And as soon as it comes to bulkier sneakers like Nike Shox (sorry, I only wear Nikes and do not know any Adidas sneaker) or MX boots they do not fit through all other commercial stirrups I have encountered so far. Unlike the SeriousToyS ones! Using professional carabiners to connect the eyelets, you get a clear height of 360mm and a width of 170mm. That is plenty of space for most fetish footwear. If you have really large feet, use individual carabiners for each eyelet to increase the clear height and width even more.

The SeriousToyS Rubber Stirrups are especially made for heavy and messy play. Lube and other substances clean easily off the rubber. And since it is industrial rubber, it requires well less maintenance than the sheet rubber used for fetish clothing. If you want to, you can of course shine the rubber with silicone oil. Though since the lower calf will rest inside the stirrups I would not recommend it.

Detail of the Eyelets

The corresponding sling was used to suspend a Smart car in the on one anchor point. Since the same material and manufacturing process are used, I am very confident this toy will have approximately the same breaking load. And while I would not recommend using this toy to lift your car, I actually use the stirrups as torso support belts in suspension bondage scene. With a few chains and a strong suspension spread bar, they double as a basic sit sling!

For all this kind of “perverterable” scenes, I wish, Vast would offer individual and/ or longer ones for sale. For a proper sit sling you need a third one for back support and for heavier people longer ones would also be great for suspension scenes. But at the moment, especially looking at the price of even simple leather stirrups, these offer incredible value for money! And if you are a rubber fetishist who strives towards an all rubber playroom, there is now nearly as good alternative on the market.

Conclusion: The best, largest and most vers rubber stirups on the market.
Pros Cons Where to get Price
Only reliable rubber stirrups on the market Only comes in one size Vast 99€
Cold on initial skin contact
Extremely well made
Easy to clean
Made for heavy duty play
With a bit of creativity, versatile usage

eVac

The Vast eVac with the two Possible Electrode Rods

Vendor: Vast (formerly Demask Dortmund)

Construction

At a first glance, the eVac looks like a standard vacuum cylinder for cock pumping. The tube has an internal length of 245mm and a diameter of 50mm. The base is very wide with a diameter of 105mm and 10mm thick with rounded edges. The large base helps to reduce pressure on the pubic bone and makes creating a vacuum seal easier. Another attribute that sets this toy apart from other vacuum cylinders is the vacuum valve sitting on the side instead on top. The valve is a standard valve so you can use the eVac with most of your existing pumps and hoses like from LA Pump or Thickwall Cylinders.

On top of the cylinder is a short stainless steel tube with an M12 outer thread. It is tightly screwed and airtight foamed against the acrylic top. Through this tube you thread a 10mm steel rod from inside the cylinder. While every rod has a 4mm banana jack on top, the bottom comes in two varieties: The first one features a half-dome with a diameter of 48mm at the bottom and has an overall length of 225mm. The other one is 275mm long, has a rounded tip for urethra insertion and can also be ordered in an 8mm version if your urethra cannot handle 10mm sounds. This rod comes with a half-dome that has a 10mm hole in the middle that leads into a short tube. On the side of the tube there is a little screw with a 3mm hex to fix it on any height. To keep the rod in place inside the cylinder it is fixed with a cap nut that has a rubber seal inside for an airtight closure of the cylinder.

Detail of the Sounding and Half-Dome Ends of the Two Electrodes

Like all products leaving the workshops of Vast, the eVac is top notch quality: The cylinder is made out of thick and sturdy acrylic. The individual parts are glued with painstaking attention to detail so there is no messy glue-line visible. The acryl has been flamed thoroughly so the tube it is completely clear while the top and the base is solid black. All metal parts are stainless steel (resp. the cap nut has a brass interior) with flawless finish, all weld seams have been smoothed,

Playing with the eVac

The first thing my testees noticed was the relatively small vacuum cylinder of the eVac. This is actually a feature because through the smaller volume, the vacuum take effect more quickly and even small pump movements will produce noticeable results. In combination with the wide base for even distribution of the cylinder’s rim down-force, it is a pretty comfortable vacuum cylinder compared to others.

Detail of the Vacuum Valve and the Cap Nut to Fix the Electrode

The pièce de résistance of course is the rod-shaped electrode. The “gentler” one of the two is the simple half-dome one. You can either use it for pleasure play by positioning it contacting a large area of the glans already. This was the e-stim stimulation will basically stay the same, adding to the heightened sensitivity and vacuum sensation of the dick while you keep pumping. More devious of course is placing the electrode just a bit away from the dick. As you keep pumping and the dick keeps growing, the penis tip will make contact at some point, getting a shock and go soft a bit – until you pump a bit more, it gets harder again and the cycle starts over.

The eVac equipped with the Sounding Electrode

A bit more intense is the sounding electrode. You can approach this toy from two angles: First, just play the same game of short touching as with the half-domed one. But since the sound’s tip has a smaller surface area, the shock of touch will be more intense and pointed. Second, you can of course insert the tip into the urethra. This way there is an initial e-stim connection right away. As you start pumping, the sound will penetrate the dick further, adding a deeper stretch sensation while the e-stim sensation will fade a bit due to the larger contact area.

Inserting the half-domed electrode is a bit of hassle since the rod if considerably shorter than the cylinder. My recommendation: Put the half-dome onto a silicone dildo’s glans. The silicone’s stickiness will keep the electrode in play for easy navigation. Since the sounding rod is way longer, you do not have the problem with that electrode.

Detail of the Banana Jack and the Adjustable Half-Dome of the Sounding Electrode

Naturally, the eVac’s rod is a monopole. This means, you will need to connect an anal or scrotal electrode to the same channel as the rod. I have seen a prototype of a sheet electrode to be put below wide base. If you are interested, I am pretty sure Vast can manufacture something on demand.

Since the complete rod is one big pole, a word of warning when handling this toy while playing on your own. Especially when the tip of the toy has not touched your dick yet, touching the rod barehanded will let the currency flow through your arm and potentially through your heart! Because of that, for selfplay, I recommend wearing rubber gloves to prevent accidents from happening.

Conclusion: Unique electrode for elaborate and devious e-stim cock play.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Unique combination of cock pumping and e-stim Well-endowed dicks need custom cylinder Vast/ Demask Dortmund Cylinder with Half-Domed Electrode: 249€

Cylinder with Sounding Electrode: 299€

Wide base for even draft distribution Half-Dome electrode difficult to install
Meticulous manufacturing quality

SeriousToyS Pain Paddle

The Serious Toy Pain Paddle

Vendor: Vast

Ever since I reviewed my rubber paddle, there has been a steady stream of reader questions about alike paddles. There are few out there but I keep my eyes open for them especially when visiting stores which carry an unusual assortment and manufacture their own toys – like Demask Dortmund does with this rubber paddle.

Design

There are three different designs available: The Ping Pong Paddle which like the name implies has a round impact area and the Small and Large Paddle. I went to the small one because it is just large enough to hit both cheeks yet nimble enough to hit a single one.

Detail of the Three Rubber Layer

The design is fairly standard. The impact area measures 235x75mm and has a half circle shape at the top. 25mm into this area protrudes the overall 160mm long handle, making the toy overall 375mm long. The impact area is made out of three layers of fabric reinforced industrial rubber. It has a thickness of 6mm which makes it rigid enough for a severe impact yet flexible enough for serious smack. The edges are lightly deburred preventing them from cutting the skin but giving them a stingy edge.

The rubber layers extend all the way through the handle. It is screwed between wood wedge using stainless steel machine screws. Each wedge is about 15mm tall making the handle a bit chunky for small hands despite all edges being rounded for a comfortable grip. The paddle comes in two wood varieties: Light and dark brown. But since I misplaced the note where I wrote down out of which woods they are made, I have to give this piece of information later. At the end of the handle a waxed leather string is forming a loop for easy storage and securing the paddle around the wrist during long scenes.

Detail of the Loop

SeriousToyS sells these toys with a 10 year warranty. But to be honest, I cannot see how you could ever break this paddle during normal, heavy usage…

Playing with the Pain Paddle

The paddle truly lives up to its name: It is a paddle that brings pain. When you really get to know the paddle, you can use it even for warm-up or drive a bottom nuts with light taps (I especially recommend the nuts for that). But at the core, the Pain Paddle is a nasty stinger! Even light slaps sting and through the flexibility create a noticeable sound. Putting more kinetic energy into it, will quickly make the pain agonizing! This made the Pain Paddle one of the impact implements of choice when I want to make a bottom scream quickly. Being so light and flexible, the paddle is a bit prone to lessening the blow through the air cushion between the skin and the paddle. I hope they are going to make a holed version of this paddle for even more intense pain!

Detail of the Handles Gorgeous Wood

Through being so light, the Pain Paddle is not a bruised. It quickly reddens the skin though and makes the targeted body area tender but the coloring does not last for long. But do not mistake this paddle for being a lightweight: Over the course of long scenes, it can break the skin! This made the paddle my favorite for “quick & dirty” session: High intensity over short period of time for people who must not show markings because for example they feel uncomfortable with bruises in the gym shower.

Speaking of dirty: The paddle is ideal for playing in group settings where multiple bottoms are taken care off during a night. Regardless if the bottom sweats a lot, the impact presses tissue water out or his skin breaks, releasing blood, the impact area can be cleaned and disinfected easily. The handle of course must be treated with greater care, being made out of wood. Maybe the will release a stainless steel/ aluminum version at some of time, to create a paddle you can literally throw into bleach.

Conclusion: Severe, handcrafted rubber paddle
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Intense pain sensation Handle is a bit large for small hands

Wooden handle makes cleaning a bit more effortful

Vast 79€
Colors quickly, does not leave long-lasting marks

SeriousToyS Rubber Sling

Vendor: Vast

The SeriousToyS Rubber Sling

Rubber is one of the major fetishes in the kink community. As hot as the material is for fetish wear and gear it has some major drawbacks when it comes to manufacture toys out of it: It is hard to cut into shape making the manufacturing process complicated and thus expensive, compared to leather is cannot withstand much force, it dissolves after contact with oils and it needs to be maintained with silicone oil. So when it comes to toys for hard play I stick to leather.

Detail of the Stainless Steel Fittings

I know that there are some rubber slings out there but none of the addressed all the potential issues I mentioned above – unlike the SeriousToyS Rubber Sling I have bought. To be honest I was skeptical when considering the purchase because the sling is more expensive than most leather slings and after all being made out of rubber I feared I would at least have to deal with some of the drawbacks. But since the guy who designed this sling did an awesome job designing my bed with added bondage functionality I gave it a try.

The SeriousToyS Rubber Sling with Holes Cut into it

The sling is a five point design so there is space to rest your head when lying in the sling. It comes in two sizes: Standard which measures 122cm by 75cm or XL which measures 122cm by 95cm. They have also made a model with holes cut into the sling which is great for piss-heavy scenes. The sling is made out of three 2mm thick industrial rubber layers which are reinforced with Kevlar. Instead of using D-rings housed in riveted rubber loops for suspend the sling from stainless steel fittings are used. They are screwed to a counter plate with four screws. This design prevents shearing which is necessary. While most leather slings resp. their fittings give in around half a ton of static load at best an entire Smart car has been suspended from this sling. So even when you really plowing a heavier bottom in this sling, it can withstand the high dynamic load. However, there is a major drawback of using rubber as a sling material: It has a rather low thermal conductivity so even in a well heated room the sling will be rather cold when lying down.

Despite the material being hard to work with the manufacturing quality is perfect. Computer controlled water saws are used to cut the rubber so the shape is even. Unlike most other common rubber play items the edges of the sling have been deburred so there are no hard edges which could potentially damage rubber gear or abrase the skin.

Detail of the Three Kevlar reinforced Layers of Industrial Rubber

The Sling Suspension Solution in my Playroom

One of the main advantages of rubber is that it is unaffected by most things. Commonly in play involved substances like piss, poppers or silicone lube can tarnish a leather sling while the rubber maintains its mat shine. Being made out of chlorinated industrial rubber you can even use oil-based lubes like Crisco in this sling without damaging it. This in combination with the fact that it is easy to clean makes this sling the ideal choice for group scenes where you can simply spray the sling with a sanitizer and whip it off or raunchier play. Being made out of industrial rubber the SeriousToyS Rubber Sling doesn’t even need maintenance like applying silicone oil.

For suspending the sling for the ceiling they recommend a rectangle of 1.5m by 2.2m for the standard size sling and 2m by 2.2m for the XL version. However are you can see from the pictures taken in my playroom if you can live with some small niggles and are creative you can even put it up in room with a challenging layout. Last spring they also introduced stir-ups made out of the same rubber and with the same stainless steel fittings for 99€ a pair. They are larger and wider than all other stir-ups I have seen so far. So if you like to wear big waders or MX boots while getting played with in the sling these might be the stir-ups to go to.

Conclusion: The only high quality, heavy duty and easy to clean and maintain RUBBER sling I know.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Made for heavy duty play Rather cold when lying down Vast Standard: 379€

XL: 459€

Can with stand almost everything you expose it to
Made out of rubber
Easy to clean

SeriousToyS Janus Paddle

Vendor: Demask Dortmund

The Smooth Leather side

The Smooth Leather side

As some of you remember this toy was a desiderate last Christmas season. So I was more than happy when my boyfriend remembered it and gave it to me as a birthday gift this March.

Construction

This paddle resembles very much the McHurt Mini Bat which I reviewed some time ago. It is approx. 30cm long and 4,5cm wide at the widest part. Due to the padding it is nearly 10mm thick. At the bottom a leather hand loop is attached with a rivet.

The construction is a two-layer one: the one layer is made out of a very high quality, lightly taned thick and quite sturdy smooth leather (telling from the grain I guess it is bull hide). The other one is made out of soft, untreated suede which feels like velvet. The suede covers a firm yet soft layer of padding and a piece of spring steel.

The build quality is frankly one of the best I have seen on a BDSM toy: The stitching is done painstaking, the leather of the two layers matcher accurately. You can tell that this toy is made by a passionate saddler.

The two other Varieties of this toy: Red Suede and black Laquer for extra sting

The two other Varieties of this toy: Red Suede and black Laquer for extra sting

You can get this toy in three variations: black smooth leather/ black suede, black smooth leather/ red suede and black lacquered leather/ black suede. There was an all lacquer version when I saw this toy first in December so I guess you can also get this exterme yet stylish looking version.

Playing with it

I love this paddle for its versatility. First, there is the suede side. Three factors help to make the impact sensation surprisingly thuddy for such a small, light toy: The padding and the flexibility of the paddle which absorb some kinetic energy and the velvety suede surface which creates small air cushions baffles the impact a bit. Because the initial impact is softer and the pain is caused in deeper regions of the body, this side colors a bit less than the other. Second, there is the smooth side. It delivers a stingy sensation but is milder than p.e. the Mini Bat through the higher flexibility. You have to put more power into each blow to create a comparable sting. Yet this side colors the skin fairly quickly without wearing your sub out too quickly.

Detail of the soft Leather Hand Loop

Detail of the soft Leather Hand Loop

I had a chance to play with the lacquered version at Demask. It is beautiful to look at but the surface is simply hard and stings like hell! So if you are looking for a true carrat and a stick kind of session this is the toy you want to own.

Overall this toy is very well balanced. Neither any top testing it not me were tired out after a long spanking session. Thanks to the two very different sides and the ability to precisely control the intensity of the sensations you can have quite elaborate session with just one toy.

The padded Suede side

The padded Suede side

One problem is the cleaning of this toy: The soft surface can be cleaned quite easily with most disinfection agents. But a word of warning is in place: Because that surface is not treated as much as on other leather paddle I wouldn’t let it stay on there too long. The suede side is quite difficult to clean. Like the leather on flogger tails it has to stay soft so aggressive disinfection sprays or conditioning can harm it. I clean this side like I clean my floggers: Lying in the sun for about 10 days. This also means that you shouldn’t spank your sub until his skin breaks with the suede side. A sub once didn’t tell me that he just shaved his balls with a straight razor before a scene. I spanked his nuts and he started to bleed. I could clean the blood off before it dried but it was a pain in the ass (and not in a good way).

Conslusion: Not too intense, all leather spanking tool
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Very versatile sensation Difficult to clean Demask Dortmund 40€
Impressive build quality
Small & handy

 

SeriousToyS “Janus” Paddle

Left: Cow hide side of the Janus Paddle
Right: The all lacquer coverd paddle

As you might know when it comes to impact play I am more a fan of thuddy sensations. So purchasing paddles is always a bit depressing since most of them sting. When I visited Demask Dortmund to take pictures of the Rubber sarcophagus I was surprised to find a new kind of paddle: It has the form and basic construction of the McHurt Mini Bat but is offered in new and exciting varieties: The first variety is an all black paddle covered in lacquer which has SERIOUS sting. The second one I have named “Janus” Paddle: One side comes in normal cow hide, the other side is made out of padded suede. While the cow side has the same sensation as the McHurt Mini bat, the suede has despite being small and light a nice, deep thuddy sensation which I love. This version of the paddle comes in different color schemes: All black or with red suede. Apparently there is a all brown version in the making and one with lacquer on one side and suede on the other side.

Left: Padded suede side of the Janus Paddle
Right: The all lacquer coverd paddle

This toy has earned itself a place on my desiderate list  because it is the first toy I have come across that combines small size and light weight with great thud.

All versions of the paddle cost 39€ and can be ordered via e-mail.

Christmas Gift Tip II: SeriousToyS Rubber Sarcophagus

SeriousToyS Rubber Sarcophagus without a person inside

SeriousToyS Rubber Sarcophagus with the sub placed inside ready for the air to be sucked out

I have been in a bunch of crazy and intense bondage device but when I recently strolled through my local kink store Demask Dortmund I was amazed when I saw this piece of dungeon furniture: A rubber sarcophagus. It is basically two rubber bags filled with pellets connected with a run-around zipper. You lie down between the bags, wiggle around to create a bit of space around you and suck the air out of both chambers. The feeling afterwards is a bit like being restrained between big packs of vacuum packed coffee beans. Depending on the space you have created before the air got sucked out you can move a bit but not much (definitely too little to work pain out, at least for me…). The feeling of confinement isn’t as strict as being in a vacuum bed or cube but the upside it that there isn’t constant pressure on your thorax so in theory you can stay inside the sarcophagus indefinitely long. But despite other vacuum dungeon furniture the material gets compact and stable enough to support an average weight person to stand or sit on it. To make the time inside a bit more interesting there are access points for the genitals, nipples and the head.

The surface pattern once the air is sucked out

The sub ecapsulated inside the rubber sarcophagus

Due to being a kind of sarcophagus the guys at Demask Dotmund went for an Egyptian inspired design but since it is build to order rubber color and trim can be customized. You can order this bespoken dungeon furniture via e-mail. Price upon request.

Update 01/15/2014:

I have just gotten a mail from the guys at Demask in Dortmund: This specific sarcophagus has been sold. If you still want one, get in touch with them. It will be made to your speficications which include size, rubber color and trim as well as the number and position of access points.

 

Christmas Gift Tip I: SeriousToyS Rubber Sling

In Germany we call the four weeks before Christmas advent time and number the Sundays until Christmas 1st to 4th advent. In ancient times this was a time of contemplation and preparation for the Christmas holidays but nowadays the four Sundays are used for shopping and thinking about Christmas presents. So from this Sunday on until Christmas I will present you some hopefully new and creative gift ideas.

I will start out this little series with a toy I have been owning for over a year now and I love it: The SeriousToyS Sling – a sling made out of rubber. Not only can a true rubber fetishist finally get a playroom where everything is made out of rubber, but this sling is also practical. Being made out of rubber, it is very easy to clean which comes in handy when playing wet or if you use a lot of lube while fisting. Also unlike with leather sling you do not need to worry about the weight of the person lying in the sling. You can even use it to store you Smart car if you need to.

However, the sling comes in two sizes: Standard (379€) and Large (429€) if you have really beefy bottoms. Also upon request you can get a version with holes for really dirty games or matching ankle loops.

The sling can be ordered from Vast, the webshop of the manufacturer in Dortmund. They ship internationally.

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