SEX TOYS AND PRODUCTS
Liberator Wedge/Ramp Combo: Product Review
The Liberator Wedge/Ramp combo can be mixed and matched for a whole range of playful, comfortable options.
The Verdict: 5 Kinkly Hearts (out of 5)
It's weird that so many of us just accept "flat surface" as the backdrop of our sex lives. Obviously, "bed" is the most-common flat surface, but for a bit of "adventure", most of us like to find a new flat surface to play on. I'm talking about you: table, floor, kitchen counter, chairs.
But does it really come at any surprise that only having one elevation - and zero angles - to play with tends to lead to relatively predictable positions? Everything about our bodies (and inside our bodies) are tunnels, curves, and slopes. But our intercourse surfaces? Flat, flat, flat.
That's a bit of why Liberator sex shapes have kinda become a must-have in the bedroom for me. We own a couple at this point, but I have to say: the Liberator Limited Edition Wedge/Ramp combo is a bit like the quintessential option for starting to explore sex shapes and new sex angles.
That's because the Liberator Wedge/Ramp Combo offers two separate shapes that can be used solo - or used together - to change up angles in the bedroom. When you want a little boost, the Wedge works perfectly, but when you want a bigger boost, the Ramp is the shape you want to use. When you want to explore a surface with a multitude of angles, the non-slip surface ensures the two shapes grip one another - and provide a pleasure platform for you to use.
In fact, that's what makes the Liberator Wedge/Ramp Combo one of the original shapes that Liberator started with - and its best-selling set too.
Think of it like the ideal starter set for couples looking to enhance sex positions through sex shapes.
How'd You Use It?
One of my absolute favorite uses for this set is for better missionary positioning. Just by tossing the Liberator Wedge under my hips, standard missionary can hit my g-spot - with ease. It's magical, honestly. Regular missionary feels good, but just by elevating my hips with the Liberator Wedge, missionary goes from "good" to "holyshit good". It's become a bit of a must-have when I'm really craving some great intercourse.
Both the Wedge and Ramp have been fantastic for elevating the hips for sex toy use too. Especially for anal toys, when my partner lays face-up on the bed, it means the butthole and the bed can be really, really close together. Especially as my partner relaxes and enjoys pleasure, he might relax his hips - and that makes the issue worse. It means the dildo or sex toy (or my hand!) probably has to drag along the surface of the bed in order to slide a toy in and out. It isn't the end of the world, but it isn't comfortable, and it decreases the speed I can use toys.
That isn't the case once we throw the Wedge or Ramp in. We've used both for this purpose to elevate his hips while he's laying flat, face-up. The non-used shape then becomes a comfy pillow for him. This puts his butt in the air, keeps everything off of our bedding, and allows me to use anal sex toys with ease while he can lay back and enjoy. It has drastically increased how long we both can "go" while playing with sex toys. And, if we ever get back into fisting, we'll definitely be using a Wedge or Ramp to get the butt in the air. It really does help a lot with access!
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It works great as a modifier during Partner-on-Top position too. The Liberator Ramp functions almost like the best pillow ever made for the partner laying on the bottom. This slight boost in height makes zero difference to the partner on top, but for the person on the bottom, it places you closer to your partner which allows us to touch, stroke, and pleasure the top partner much more easily. We've tried propping up with pillows before, but the Ramp is really the only thing we've used the really elevates the entire upper body.
Honestly, the Wedge goes with us anywhere around the house. We've tossed it on the couch for better angles. We've tossed it on the floor for better angles. We even tried it on a dining chair once for a chair sex position. (Not sure I'd recommend that one. There wasn't enough space for comfy sitting with the space the Wedge took up.)
The Ramp, on the other hand, tends to be relegated to the bed or floor. It's just a much larger shape, and it doesn't tote around as easily as the Wedge. It provides a much bigger pleasure surface to experiment with, but its large size means it doesn't fit as many smaller areas as the Wedge does. However, the Ramp has been great in the bed, so it's hard to complain too much.
Any soft, material-like surface (like the couch, carpet, or bedding) tends to help the Liberator sex shape stay put, but you should be careful about using it on smooth, flat surfaces like tile or wood flooring. The soft material of the Liberator sex shapes don't really "grip" on smooth surfaces. If there's a lot of horizontal pressure, this can cause the shapes to slide. To prevent that, play on carpet or softer, grippier surfaces (which drastically reduce the problem) or ensure that you're doing downward motions during intercourse to avoid sliding horizontally. The non-slip material tends to work best on carpets and fabrics around the house.
Wherever you have your two new sex shapes, they "stick" to one another flawlessly! As long as there is weight pushing downwards, the two shapes don't slide off one another. I'm always surprised by how well this works. When I bring other Liberator sex furniture shapes into the mix, I get the same results: shapes that stay put exactly where I want them on top of one another. It opens up the ability to really use the Liberator sex shapes like a personalized playground for sex, and it's kinda awesome.
Since one of the shining features of this Limited Edition set is the Limited Edition covers that feature microvelvet and faux lambskin material, let me focus on those for a second:
Honestly, it's a gorgeous cover, and there isn't a seam out of place. I love the two-tone coloration between the standard black, microvelvet - and the bright, accent colorations of the sides.
The microvelvet feels a whole lot like the rest of the Liberator shapes do. It feels really, really soft on the skin. If I had to try to compare it to a material, I'd say that it feels like velvet - only if you took all of the "plushiness" away from velvet so all that remains is the softness in a thinner form. It honestly does feel really fantastic against the skin - and in a different way than the softness of the Liberator Throw feels against the skin.
It's really hard to describe the material and how it feels because it's such a unique material that I don't think I've ever felt on any other objects out there. It feels soft and welcoming. It isn't a slippery material, and instead, provides a slight bit of tension to it. You can easily run your hand over it without any pressure applied, but once you start pressing firmly against the material, it becomes harder to slide it across the material. So it isn't a slippery surface like satin while it isn't entirely plushy like velvet or fleece. It's this middle ground that (honestly) is perfect for a sex shape.
It also tends to stay relatively warm. It seems to keep a standard, room temperature feel to it, and I've never touched the microvelvet and said "brr!".
If someone asked me to design a sex shape material, it'd probably look exactly like this microvelvet material. I love how it feels.
The Limited Edition Wedge/Ramp Combo, however, includes contrasting side panels made of faux lambskin. Unlike the microvelvet, the faux lambskin is almost always slightly chilly to the touch. It warms up if you cuddle it for a bit, but for that initial touch, it's surprisingly chilled.
However, it's unlikely that you'll have much bodily contact with these side panels. Since the side panels are only there on the sides of the shape, you don't end up touching them very often.
If you ever do end up touching it, though, it's pleasant to the touch. It doesn't feel as luxuriously soft as the microvelvet, but it still feels very comfortable. It has a slick, textured feel to it (compared to the microvelvet), and even visually, the texturing adds a unique element to it that you don't get with the rest of the shape.
The transition from the microvelvet to the faux lambskin panels is perfect, and I don't see a single thread loose.
So, essentially, if the Limited Edition coloration is drawing you to pick up this Combo in the Limited Edition colors, I'd do it in a heartbeat. The quality is there, the visuals are there, and it's going to still be just as amazing as the standard Liberator Combos - only with some additional color options available.
How Else Could It Be Used?
One of the things I love about Kinkly is their no-nonsense approach to sex. That means that, before I could even dream about coming up with pictures to show some good sex positions, Kinkly had already done it for me.
Here are some of the sex positions that could work fantastically with this set:
Another one of the neat things about the Wedge/Ramp Combo is that it doesn't have to stay as a sex product either. It actually works fantastically for everyday life too - and you'll never have to worry about accidentally spilling on it.
Some of our everyday uses have included:
- Placing the Ramp underneath his upper body while laying down on the bed to watch TV. With his rough back, this was perfectly supportive while also giving him the elevation he needed. (This placement should also be helpful for reducing GERD symptoms while sleeping too!)
- Placing the Wedge underneath the knees while laying down. This seems to help prevent my legs from falling asleep - and it props up my knees as a great surface to place my laptop if I'm working while lying in bed.
- Using the Wedge underneath my workdesk as a foot cushion. It feels fantastic on the feet, offers great support, and can easily be washed up when I'm done.
- Laying on top of the Ramp while laying the length of the couch. My couch isn't particularly comfortable to lay on, but having the Ramp supporting my upper body made the entire experience much more comfortable.
- Placing the Ramp vertically with the thick "base" resting on the bed while the thin tip points towards the ceiling. Since our bed rests against the wall, this provides a soft, padded surface that I can lean back into.
- On our old headboard which had shelves, I could never sit up in bed without knocking all of our trinkets over. Using the Ramp like this would have allowed me to comfortably sit up.
- If you're someone who prefers to sleep with your legs elevated, the Liberator Ramp provides a nice, gradual elevation to make that possible.
- My other partner has taken the Wedge to yoga practice. She says that it's become the absolute "must have" in her group now. She says it makes lower back yoga support so much more comfortable in any assisted inversion pose.
Best yet, if you're using any of these sex positioning shapes in the bed (for sleep instead of sex), they aren't too large. They don't take up the whole bed, and they stay on "your side" of the bed. As long as you have at least a Full-sized bed, one partner can use the Liberator shapes for sleeping without disturbing the other person.
Essentially, each one of the Liberator Limited Edition Wedge and Ramp shapes are made up of three layers: the high-density foam, a moisture-resistant zip-on cover that protects that foam, and the outer-most zip-on cover that's designed to look great and feel fantastic against your skin.
Each one of the layers has its own part to play:
The high-density foam does all of the hard work keeping your body in the angles you want. It's really the workhorse of it all.
The moisture-resistant cover is designed to never be removed from the shape. It does include a zipper if you ever need to remove it, but for the safety of the foam, it's really designed to stay on the shape. This layer ensures all of your sexual "fun" doesn't reach the high-density foam - which drastically extends the lifespan of your sex shapes.
Since the moisture-resistant liner doesn't look particularly pretty or feel great on naked skin, the final layer is the microvelvet and faux lambskin cover. This cover also zips on and off. This layer feels fantastic against the skin (and only gets softer the more you use it!), and it's designed to be the easy-wash layer of the three. It also provides a more cohesive visual than the standard, moisture-resistant liner for a shape that looks as erotic as it is to use. You'll spend the majority of your time interacting with this outermost layer - whether it's for use, removal, cleaning, or putting it back on the shapes.
One of the cool things about the Liberator sex shapes (all of them, really!) is how light-weight they are. If you want to toss it across the bed, it's easy to do. The Wedge weighs about as much as a throw pillow. While the Liberator Ramp requires a bit more effort to toss around (mostly due to its larger size), it can still be tossed around the bedroom easily.
With no vibrating parts and nothing that moves against each other, the Liberator Limited Edition cushions make zero noise. Honestly, zero. The only noise you'll get is if you tap the zipper. The zipper can make a "doink" noise if it hits the zipper track during use. Otherwise, your bed is probably making more noise than these shapes.
Liberator sex shapes don't have weight limits - this set included. As Liberator shapes are made from high-density foam, it's impossible to overload them with weight to the point of "breaking" them. You just can't "break" foam by squishing it.
Now, that being said, the high-density foam of the Liberator Limited Edition Wedge/Ramp Combo will compress more under higher weights. This means you might get less of a pronounced angle if you stack higher weights onto the Liberator Wedge or Ramp. As with anything regarding weight, it also depends on how diffused the weight is, too. If you're lounged out on the Ramp with your weight evenly spread across the entire Ramp, it will compress any given area a bit less. If you're laying on your side with your hip as the only point of contact on the edge of the Ramp, that area of the Ramp is going to be very compressed.
All of that being said, there IS no weight limit for the Liberator Limited Edition Wedge/Ramp Combo. If you're a size 2, 12, 22, 32, 42, or 52, you can still use the Wedge/Ramp Combo. That being said, if you're on the higher ranges of these weights, expect to see a bit more compression from the shape - and possibly plan ahead to stack your shapes a bit higher than necessary to combat some of the added compression.
(As a note, Kinkly Shop also sells a Liberator Wedge/Ramp Combo in a Plus size. These are the exact same shapes and angles - but with a shape width that adds 6" to the width. This helps provide more playable surface area for thicker bodies that might take up more space. The added extra width also provides more surface area - which allows for you to spread out weight a bit more to reduce compression.)
When it comes to the discretion of these cushions, I think the Limited Edition coloration actually adds more discretion. The two-toned design looks like it was designed to fit into a home interior - and makes the cushions look they were purchased from a bedroom and bath store for better bed lounging, honestly. The ONLY thing that might tip someone off are the small, sewn-in panels on one corner of the shape - or the Liberator zipper pulls (which could be cut off).
Liberator Limited Edition Wedge Measurements
Liberator Limited Edition Ramp Measurements
How It Works
The Liberator Limited Edition Wedge and Ramp are about as simple to use as humanly possible. You just place it wherever you want to use it - and then climb on top of it however you want to climb on top of it. That's literally it. There are no complicated steps or instructions to follow, and that's part of what makes the Liberator Limited Edition Wedge and Ramp so fantastic: they really encourage creativity.
Instead of having a to-do list to follow or a set of instructions, the Liberator Wedge and Ramp fit into your sex life however you want them to. How the shapes work for me won't be how they work for you - and that's what makes them magical. They can fit into such a wide variety of sex positions and activities from kinky restraints to impact play to some seriously hot mutual masturbation or pegging with the Strap-On-Me Strapless Strap-On.
It feels a bit like the sex positioning shape version of something like the Wild Flower Enby 2 or the Satisfyer Multifun 3: while there are suggested "ways" to use it, everything about its actual use is designed to be a "create your own adventure".
If you're at a loss, the suggested positions can really get you started on exploring ways that these shapes will fit into your sex life, but like all things sexual, it's all about experimenting and finding the best uses for the two of YOU.
To see some example sex positions, check out Kinkly's amazing sex position ideas I mentioned earlier in "How Else Could It Be Used?"
Materials and Care
As mentioned above, the Liberator Wedge/Ramp Combo Limited Edition is made up of high-density foam, a moisture-resistant nylon interior liner, and a microvelvet and faux lambskin exterior cover. These three materials work together to ensure you get the most from your Liberator sex shape - and it's still around to play with you for years to come.