So I’ve never actually owned any kind of sex furniture before this cushion, despite years of drooling over Liberator furniture. That’s for a number of reasons, most of which are housing situation related. I move flats pretty frequently (I’ve moved three times since starting this blog), and I live in London, where space is at a premium. The housing I can afford here is on the small side, and I worried I wouldn’t have room for sex furniture. But my curiosity got the better of me, and I asked MEO if they could send me the FUCKTORY ASS UP Cushion (the capitalisations are important and I love them) for review.
The ASS UP Cushion is a triangular ‘wedge’ shaped cushion, measuring 16cm high at the highest point, and 42cm across. The angle is just under 80 degrees. The ASS UP Cushion is inflatable, something that I don’t think was obvious enough on the product page, although I did expect it, and the surfaces is covered in a dark blue flocking material. There is a brand name on one side of the wedge, which reads ‘Toughage‘. Upon Googling I’ve found this seems to be a generic white-label brand of inflatable sex furniture. I’m not too fussed about this. MEO’s website sells their cushion for €39 (~£35), which is at the higher end of the price range this product seems to be sold in (around the £25-35 mark).
I didn’t know what I was getting myself in for when I got this pillow. In all honesty, I didn’t think the few inches that this pillow lifts genitals and butts would be all that helpful. But I was dead wrong. I mostly feel the difference in missionary- I’m able to penetrate my boyfriend deeper, and he’s shifted so he has better access to his dick. When he penetrates me, it’s deeper, and far more comfortable. The ASS UP Cushion is less impactful when fucking from behind, as it doesn’t particular change the sensations, just makes it more comfortable. But I struggle with keeping in position when I’m getting fucked from behind, and having a cushion that keeps me in position rather than having to keep my mind on it all the time means I can enjoy being fucked from behind more.
We’ve also utilised the ASS UP Cushion for spanking, which is something I really love. While the difference in positioning isn’t huge, it shifts his ass up just enough that I have easier reach. Plus it makes his ass look amazing. I’m not a big ‘spank across the knee’ type, and if you are this probably isn’t a way you’re interested in using it. But it is something I like doing, along with using the ASS UP Cushion for oral sex, fisting, strap-on riding, and even scissoring. I’ve used it in pretty much every kind of way I have sex, is what I’m trying to say.
While I definitely think the ASS UP Cushion has changed my sex life for the better in a lot of ways, I do want to be realistic about it. This is not a piece of Liberator furniture- it doesn’t feel particularly luxurious. The flocking covering its surface isn’t very soft, you need to clean it with a wipe down rather than machine washing a cover, and a couple of times the air has shifted in the cushion enough for me to lose my balance. It’s an inflatable cushion and the fact this cushion is inflatable is something I had a bone to pick with to start with. I’m asthmatic, and I hate inflating anything because of this. My boyfriend also has trouble inflating things, as he has breathing problems. If, like us, you’d struggle with inflating this pillow, I’d recommend getting a pump, either hand operated or an electrical one.
However, aside from the issues of actually getting the thing inflated, I found the fact the ASS UP Cushion is inflatable actually suits my relationship and lifestyle better. I live in London, where space is at a premium. My room is pretty small- I can just about fit a double bed and a wardrobe in, and have enough floor space to move around. The ASS UP Cushion being inflatable means I can deflate it when it’s not in use, meaning it takes up less space in storage. The deflatable nature is also great, because my boyfriend and I don’t live together, and whose place we’re staying at overnight varies. The ASS UP Cushion being deflatable means I can just shove it in the bottom of an overnight night along with the other gear I’m taking to his, rather than having to carry a bag full of a big bit of sex cushion-y foam on the Northern Line during rush hour. This has also been useful for when I’ve had hookups, and the ASS UP Cushion is definitely advantaged over more foam-y cushions if you don’t live with your partner, don’t have sex at one person’s place exclusively, or have multiple partners.
Overall? The ASS UP Cushion is not a luxury piece of sex furniture, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m fully aware that the inflatable nature of this cushion means it probably has a shorter lifespan than more expensive and non-inflatable sex cushions, like cushions from the Liberator line. But, honestly, I do not have the space, money, or lifestyle for a Liberator cushion.
If you travel a lot, are polyamorous and have lots of lovers, are long distance, or just are pretty equal in whose place you fuck at, I’d definitely recommend an inflatable cushion like the ASS UP Cushion over a foam one. I’d also recommend it if you’re tighter on space, if you’re unsure if a sex cushion is right for you, or if you (like me!) are on a tighter budget. I genuinely don’t think I can go back to having sex without a cushion after the ASS UP Cushion, and if that’s not glowing praise I don’t know what is.
If you’d like to buy the ASS UP Cushion, you can buy it from MEO for €39
This product was sent to me from MEO, in return for a fair and impartial review. The fact I received this product for free does not impact the opinions I have expressed. Affiliate links were used in this post.