By Carnal Queen.
There have been three things on my Liberator Lust List for a while now – a Throe, a BonBon and the biggie, an Esse! This is a review for the Liberator Axis, which I’m sure you’re thinking is odd, since it’s not on my want list … CK is the boss around here (mostly, and only in the bedroom!), and the Axis was totally his choice. He had plans which involved this unassuming little sex ramp, so who was I to argue? He must’ve been shitting himself, knowing I’d go nuts if I didn’t like it, and he’d chosen it over the BonBon!
The Axis arrived to me in its fully formed state. I was a little surprised, because I was expecting it to be vacuum packed like my Wedge was. Anyway, it makes no difference, other than for shipping, because as fabulous as the vacuum packing is, it has to be stored in all its glory. Liberator foam products are high quality, and the foam is incredibly dense, so you have zero chance of compacting them in any way to make them smaller for storage. I wouldn’t want to though – I want all my Liberator products close to hand and ready to go, the moment I am, because they’re just fabulous!
The Axis is made to accommodate the very famous ‘Magic Wand’. Now, it has to be said, we don’t get the Magic Wand here in the UK, so it was always going to be a case of using the Axis with one of our mains powered wands. Initially I thought we might have a problem, because there’s a hole in the side of the Axis for the mains cable and plug to be fed through, which is tiny. It’s obviously meant to fit a US plug through, and our UK mammoth-sized three pin plugs just wont fit through it *sob*
Thankfully we found a way around this, and whilst it’s not a perfect solution, it works well enough to keep me happy until I get my sewing machine out and enlarge the hole. The inner of the Axis is pretty genius. It’s not a solid foam piece like the Wedge, instead it has a solid base with two flaps of foam that close over the top to make the shape. The idea being that you can feed the power cable down under these foam flaps, and out through the hole. Because this wasn’t an option for us, we ran the cable down to where the hole is, but then ran it back up the outside of the inner cushion, and out through the zip area. This also means that I can have the wand cable coming out of either side of the cushion, which is an added bonus I guess.
Most large rechargeable wands have a similar sized body, so if you have one of those, the cable will be irrelevant! The Lelo Smart Wand Large, or the Magic Wand rechargeable would both work really well. It’s also worth experimenting with any other large vibrators that you might own, the options are almost limitless.
We usually opt to use the original Doxy with the Axis. The Die-cast works well too, but I prefer the softer head of the original. It fits in the mount just the same as the Magic Wand would, and you have a clear window for you to locate the power controls under. Although it can be a little tricky, and we do tend to just ‘set and forget’ the power of the wand, you can press the window if you want to and make changes during play.
One of the things that I really like about the Axis, is its sheer versatility. You might look at it and instantly think of one or two ways to use it, but in experimenting and just having a play, you’ll discover that there are many more ways than you might think. It’s absolutely multi-purpose, and I love that. They’re investment pieces, so having more options certainly gives you more bang for your buck, so to speak.
I’ve never really bothered getting the Wedge out for solo masturbation sessions, but the Axis is a really great addition to my alone time. It took a little bit of trial and error, but I soon found ways to make the Axis really work for me. One of my favourite ways is to bend over the mount, so the Doxy is positioned on my clit, and then use one of my long handled dildos, like the Tantus Goddess, for some delightful penetration. I have to keep pushing myself off the head of the Doxy, or else it gets too overwhelming too quickly, but the orgasms are always spectacular when I finally let myself go.
I also discovered that lying on the Axis, with my hips positioned off the steeper end of the cushion, is another great way for me to use it alone. Whilst wearing a silicone butt plug, and pulling the wand out enough to make contact with the base as I angle my hips down, I can achieve some pretty earth moving stimulation. I’ve got the most pleasure from a silicone plug with a round base, and a free roaming weight inside. It feels amazing, because the wand gets to work on the plug, and I’m splayed wide open so I can enjoy some dildo fun or clit stim at the same time. The Tango and the Tantus Cush are firm favourites here!
Using the Axis together took a bit of getting used to in the beginning. The Doxy is a powerful wand, and you need to be sure you’re getting the stimulation exactly where you need and want it. I have to hold my hands up and say, CK absolutely got it right when he selected the Axis though, because it really is a great piece of kit for torturing and forcing orgasms!
The obvious way to use it is in doggy position, with the wand casting its spell on my clit. When I’m alone, I can get away from the stimulation if it’s happening a bit too quickly, but with CK behind me, forcing me into the cushion as he fucks me, I have nowhere to go and nowhere to hide. This is where the soft head of the Doxy comes into its own. I think a hard-headed wand might begin to get a bit uncomfortable in this position, but the Doxy gives a little and feels comfortable. That being said, when you’re getting orgasm after orgasm forced out of you, anything can start to feel uncomfortable! You can almost hear CK’s sinister laugh, can’t you?
The missionary, silicone butt plug vibrate-a-thon, works well for PIV sex too. Very well. My hips need to be far enough forward to make good base contact and to ensure the wand head doesn’t hinder CK’s thrusts though. He can feel the butt plug vibrating deep inside me as he penetrates me, which only adds to his experience, and it’s a total sensory delight for me. Because the head of the wand can be pushed back against the cushion, or pulled out a few inches, you can get a fit that’s right for you, and your chosen position. The wand head has even been used to stimulate CK’s perineum as we have sex, meaning he gets to feel the Doxy force whilst I enjoy being fucked by my man. Delicious.
And when all is said and done, without the wand installed in the Axis you have a wonderful sex position enhancer cushion! As I said, this thing is versatile! It’s virtually the same height as a Wedge cushion, so you can benefit from all those fantastic angles you’re able to achieve with the Wedge, but with a multi-use Liberator product. We’re lucky, because we don’t have to hide our products away from prying eyes, and we have plenty of space, but if you need a ‘one product does all’, then I think the Axis has to be a serious contender.
As with all of my Liberator products, care is easy. The outer cover can easily be removed and washed in the washing machine, and the moisture-proof inner cover protects the foam innards from bodily fluids and lube etc. Once washed, they look as good as new! Liberator products are fantastically high quality, and will give you many years of service.
How many Liberator products is enough? I don’t know the answer, but I know I’m nowhere near finding out yet! They’re so much fun, and so practical when you think about it. They make things better, so what’s not to love? I’m really pleased with the Liberator Axis, it’s given me so much more than I initially thought possible, and no doubt as we continue to explore, we’ll discover more new and exciting ways to use it.
CK is forgiven – but don’t get me wrong, I still very much want a BonBon! And an Esse – in fact I even know where I’m putting the Esse. Is that sad? Oh well, I don’t care. Watch this space, because I’ll be sure to fill you all in on any further Liberator adventures in CQHQ! Right, if you need me, I’ll be spinning on my Axis 😉
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Liberator very kindly sent me the Axis for free, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This in no way alters my thoughts or opinions. No affiliate links have been used in this post.