Seriously, where on earth did 2015 go? We’re almost at the end of the year, and it’s the time when many people reflect on the year that’s gone and look to the future, and I guess I’m one of those people!
2015 has been a pretty horrible year on the ‘real life’ front, so in a way, I’ll be glad to see the back of it! On the other hand though, it’s been an amazing year for Carnal Queen, and I’m so, so grateful for that. Not going to lie, there’s been a couple of times when I’ve felt like throwing in the towel, but honestly, this blog has kept me (mostly) sane when all around me has crumbled. It’s like my own escape door into my own little world! Well, I say my own little world, but I quickly realised that I’m not actually on my own. I’ve forged some amazing friendships with some amazing people this year, worked with fantastic companies, and have been lucky enough to try some great products. It’s been awesome to have you all along for the ride, so a huge thank you to each and every one of you! Ranking number 55 in Kinkly’s Sex Blogger Super Hero List was definitely a highlight, as well as 3rd in the Top New Sex Blogs of 2015, I was (temporarily) lost for words!
I can’t do an end of year post without talking toys, it just wouldn’t be right, so I thought I’d share with you some of my highlights from the year, and I’m going to cheat a bit for the first two!
You all know I’m going to kick off with the Womanizer! It’s a bit of a cheat, because I first reviewed it for Lovehoney in November 2014, but it wasn’t published here until March this year, so I had to mention it! This toy is still my favourite, when I want a quick, lazy climax. I *think* I was potentially the first UK reviewer of this toy, I couldn’t find another review for it back then anyway! I loved it then, and still do now, my ghastly pink, orgasm inducing, weird Womanizer!
The Rosa Rouge from L’amourose has a similar story. Reviewed for Lovehoney initially in August 2014, it only found it’s way on Carnal Queen in February. L’amourose seemed to come from nowhere, and soon set about astounding people world over. The Rosa Rouge is an amazing toy, and it put L’amourose firmly on my radar.
Another of my love affairs from 2015 has been TANTUS! To be honest, it’s pretty much Tantus everything, but if I HAD to pick, I’d give the award to the Cush. I love the size, the shape, the colour, the dual density silicone, the orgasms it gives me … it just rocks! Oh, and the Plunge Paddle, I freakin love that thing!
Other products I absolutely have to mention;
The Swan Wand – Versatile, powerful, rumbly, AMAZING!
Fun Factory Bouncer Dildo – Unique, jiggly, bouncy, FUN!
ElectraStim – ALL of the products I’ve tried! I love them all! Most recently the ElectraPaddle.
Doxy – The Die Cast is amazing, and although I still prefer my original Doxy, it had to be mentioned because I never got round to writing a review for the original! (Bad CQ)
I’ve been really lucky with the products I’ve reviewed, because there’s not really been many bad eggs. Undoubtedly though, the product that would win the prize for the biggest flop, would be the Rockbox Finger. I love Lovehoney, but that thing sucks, and should’ve stayed as it started life, as a pumpkin carver! Just no!
So, what’s next?
2016 is already shaping up to start with a bang (literally). January is pretty packed already, with new sex machine reviews, the L’amourose Prism and many, many more things, which I’m keeping under wraps for now! I’m not done for 2015 yet though, with four more reviews going live, before the clock strikes twelve to mark the end of the year!
As things settle down (hopefully) in the first couple of months of 2016, I’m hoping to be able to put more time into Carnal Queen, to give you more reviews and more content. The year will see a blog revamp, more giveaways and I’m hoping you’ll stick with me for the ride!
I want to give CK a shout-out too. He’s my constant, he keeps me level headed, and he’s the reason I get out of bed every morning – he’s also the reason why I get in bed too *wink-wink* I Love you Mr, thank you for being you.
I want to wish each and every one of you, and your loved ones, a very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. May your lives be filled with love and light, and of course, awesome sex toys! Stay safe, and have fun. I’ll see you all on the other side …