When it comes to getting busy, I am totally about getting wild and crazy and trying out different positions. There’s just one problem: I can be kind of lazy too, which places some of the more advanced sex positions somewhat out of reach.
The Penetration Station offers lazy lovers like myself a little extra boost with a system of straps that promises to provide leverage and enable even the laziest Lothario access to all kinds of acrobatic sex positions. But is it all that the packaging promises? With the help of an assistant, I decided to set up the Penetration Station and take it for a little ride.
Setting up the Penetration Station was relatively easy–definitely a two person job, but nothing too trying. The large loop slides over the mattress, with two long straps extending under the mattress towards the bed, and two extending towards the base. Neoprene loops attach to all four straps, assuring you and your partner a comfortable ride. (Helpful tip: if you’re planning on leaving the Penetration Station in place–highly recommended if you want to use it spontaneously–put it on under your sheet. When not in use, you’ll be able to stow the straps under your mattress. Trés discreet!)
After the Station was in place my assistant and I popped in the accompanying DVD, which promised to explain the ins and outs of this fancy contraption.
“Do you think they’ll actually show penetration?” my assistant asked.
“We can always hope.” I pressed play, gearing myself up for some exciting and sexy instruction.
Alas, the brief clip showed neither penetration nor crazy sex positions. In fact, most of the positions displayed appeared to be normal, average, everyday positions — the kind I was doing all the time already without the aid of all those straps.
But being the eternal optimist, I figured I’d try it out anyway. Maybe the setup had some fancy trick up its sleeve, something that would only be revealed once I’d strapped myself in and gone for a ride?
No such luck. While the Penetration Station offered a little bit of assistance and leverage, it certainly wasn’t the magic Kama Sutra bullet I was hoping for–and at times, it even got in the way. Though the happy, underwear-clad couple in the demonstration video may have had the patience to adjust the straps and loops every time they wanted to change positions, I certainly didn’t. Having to do extra work every time I wanted to alter my angle just left me frustrated and annoyed–and was a bit of a buzzkill.
If you ever find yourself looking for some extra leverage when you’re getting down, or really do need some extra support to help yourself turn into, say, a cowgirl, the Penetration Station might still be your new best friend (provided, of course, that you’re happy staying in one position for pretty much the whole love session). Personally, though, I found myself wishing I could convert it to a bondage rig. That seems like it would be a lot more useful.
· Buy the Penetration Station (babeland.com)