Tracey Cox dare!

The Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager Vibrator is part of the dare! line of sex toys from Tracey Cox. This line of vibrators is meant to focus mainly on toys that can be used by couples. These toys were designed by bestselling sex author, Tracey Cox, hence the name.

Made from ABS, the Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager contains no latex or phthalates, making it body-safe. The silky smooth plastic material is compatible with both water-based and silicone-based lubricants. It can also be used with massage oil to enhance a body massage. This particular ABS is super smooth and sleek and slides along my skin with no drag at all, so oil is not a necessity but can certainly add to the massage experience. The Power Massager is splash proof, so it can be easily washed with warm water and antibacterial soap or a sex toy cleaner. However, it is not waterproof so do not submerge it.

At 10.5″ in circumference, the Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager fits very comfortably in the palm of my hand. The round shape with the indented button makes holding onto it during use very easy. The button must be pressed very firmly in order to power the vibrator on and off, as well as to cycle through the different modes. This means that it is very unlikely you will accidentally press the button. It has great feedback and makes a fairly loud clicking sound when pressed.

With its one button, the Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager Vibrator is simple to use for newbies and experienced users alike. You turn the vibrator on by pressing the large button once and continue pressing the button to cycle through the different modes. To turn off the Power Massager you hold the button down for approximately two to three seconds. The only challenge I find with the power button is my own issue. I have rather long nails, and because the button is indented it is a bit difficult to press it. People with shorter nails are not likely to have this problem. The Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager has three levels of intensity and three vibrational patterns, as follows:
1. Low steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. High steady vibration
4. Ramp up
5. Three short pulses, one long
6. Medium pulses

The Power Massager is somewhat loud, though not horrible, especially for a massager. It is not as powerful as I was expecting, though it is not weak either. It’s about mid-range as far as power goes. It will be plenty for some and not at all enough for others. The vibrations themselves are also mid-range, not very deep and rumbly, but not buzzy either. The vibrations are really not strong nor deep enough to penetrate my muscles, but I may not be the best test subject, as I have chronic pain. It is certainly enough to create a relaxing sensation, especially when being used by a partner who can provide more pressure with the massager than I can on my own.

I like the design of the Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager very much, but I find it more effective as a massager than a vibrator. Though I find the strength of the vibrations to be sufficient, they are too diffuse to bring me to orgasm due to the shape of the Power Massager. Diffuse vibrations are great when massaging a large area, like the back, but they do not provide enough direct stimulation to my clit. However, I discovered that these diffuse vibrations are pretty great for nipple stimulation, which is an unexpected bonus. At 8.5 ounces, I find the Power Massager to be slightly heavy for longer periods of use, but my Fibromyalgia has been seriously acting up so most people probably won’t find it overly heavy. It may not be the best option for people with carpal tunnel or other hand and wrist disorders.

The packaging of the Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager is simple. The exterior consists of a cardboard sleeve with a window through which you can see the vibrator. There is an image of a woman on the front and back of this sleeve. I am assuming the woman is Tracey Cox, the designer of this vibrator. Considering it’s a massager, someone unfamiliar with sex toys may stumble across the box without raising an eyebrow. However, I do not find the packaging very discreet and think many people would know it is also a sex toy. Once you remove the sleeve, you’ll find the Power Massager held in place by cardboard. Underneath this cardboard is a little user guide with basic information about the toy. The packaging is sufficient and can be used for storage, though it is not that sturdy and will take up more room than the Power Massager on its own.

Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager Vibrator Pros:
• Great nipple stimulation
• Fits comfortably in hand
• Button has good feedback and does not allow for accidental pushing
• Silky, smooth plastic
• Can be used with all types of lubricants
• Can be used with massage oil
• Easy to open and close for battery insertion

Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager Vibrator Cons:
• Long nails hinder the ease of pressing the button
• Does not bring me to orgasm
• On the heavy side

I love sex toys that can serve multiple functions and the Tracey Cox dare! Power Massager Vibrator does just that, though not in the way I expected. I thought it would serve both as a massager and a clit stimulator, but as I mentioned above, the clit stimulation isn’t super effective for me. To be fair, it provides a fair amount of tease, but I do need another vibrator to actually orgasm. I really like the nipple stimulation it provides and wish I could find something similar in an actual nipple clamp or something along those lines. Using the Power Massager on my nipples with another vibrator on my clit is fairly awesome. As a massager, I find it about average. It is not meant to provide a deep tissue massage, but more of a stimulating erotic massage, and it is capable of doing so.

The ABS is particularly silky and smooth and feels great sliding along my skin, making massage without oil totally feasible and comfortable. I do have trouble holding onto it for long periods of time, but that is very likely due to my current health status rather than the Power Massager actually being too heavy. Overall, it has some very nice features and should please many users.

Iroha YUKI Vibrator

For those of you who are familiar with Tenga, you know them as a leading manufacturer that designs a line of masturbation sleeves and accessories for men. Not content to rest on their male masturbatory laurels, Tenga has created a new line of sex toys under the name Iroha. I actually posted a Spotlight on the new Tenga Iroha vibrators not that long ago. The Iroha line currently consists of three vibrators designed for women, by women. I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to test the Iroha YUKI.

Iroha YUKI Vibrator

The word YUKI means snow in Japanese, which probably explains the Iroha YUKI’s snow white color. Made of the most amazingly silky and squashy silicone I have ever felt, called “Soft Touch” by Iroha, YUKI feels like a giant marshmallow, albeit a bit firmer. It somewhat reminds me of the Eroscillator’s Ultra Soft Finger Tip. This Soft Touch material provides a layer of squish over a hard inner core where the motor is located. Iroha strongly recommends using water-based lubricant with YUKI, going so far as to say that silicone and oil-based products will damage the Soft Touch material. The marshmallowy Soft Touch is so smooth and silky, it slides across my skin without a hitch. I use the smallest drop of lube, if any.

At 3.5″ in length and just under 2″ in diameter, the Iroha YUKI is small enough to fit in my hand. It looks like one half of one of those Russian Matryoshka Dolls or a bowling pin someone squashed down. The smaller “head” piece of YUKI can actually be inserted about 1.5″ into the body. For me, that isn’t much, but for some people it could really add to the quality of their play.

The Soft Touch material appears to be more delicate than other forms of silicone. Iroha clearly states to wash YUKI with tepid or cold water and mild soap, and to never use hot water. They also warn not to leave YUKI in water for an extended period of time, as it is water resistant, not waterproof. Therefore, it is not submersible. The silky, smooth silicone comes clean very easily and the control panel on the back, made of ABS and metal, does as well. Just be sure not to soak the buttons, as I am guessing that’s where water could leak into the motor.

YUKI is rechargeable and has an awesome charging solution. Yes, it’s not the first ever vibrator to charge while in its storage container, but it may be the coolest looking. That said, I kinda wish it was opaque just so I could leave it sitting out without being afraid of anyone seeing it. Sometimes you gotta sacrifice beauty for peace of mind. You align the triangular buttons with their magnetic counterparts and pop YUKI on the charging base. When charging, the light on the base will glow steadily. This light goes out when YUKI is fully charged, which takes about two hours. This two hour charge provides approximately 90 minutes of play time, depending on what mode you use your YUKI. Obviously, using it on the highest level of power will eat battery power much more quickly than only utilizing the lowest level. If you need to clean the charging base, use a damp cloth. Do NOT submerse it in water.

Not only can YUKI be charged by the traditional plug it into the wall power adapter, it can also charge via USB. Awesome. It’s easy. The mini USB cord plugs into the charging terminal on the back of the base and then into the wall adapter. Of course, this charging base is also part of the YUKI’s storage solution. Attach the clear Polycarbonate top to the ABS charging base and your YUKI is kept safe from dust, lint, kitten claws, and other sex toys. It’s important to mention that the YUKI’s silicone is so slick it does not attract a significant amount of dust or lint. I even tried to get it all messy but failed. Turns out YUKI has an anti-dust coating on its silicone, something I had never run across before.

YUKI has quite strong vibrations. In fact, when I turned the vibrator on for the first time I thought perhaps it was already on the highest level of vibration. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I was wrong. They are also deep and throbby, as well as quiet. YUKI has four modes, three steady vibration modes and one pulsation pattern. They are as follows:
1. Low steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. High steady vibration
4. Pulse pattern

The control panel is super simple, consisting of only two triangular shaped buttons. The button on the left (coincidentally pointing to the left), marked with a – sign, turns YUKI off and moves to the previous mode. The button on the right, (yet again coincidentally, points to the right), marked with a + sign, turns YUKI on and cycles to the next mode. To turn the vibrator on or off you press and hold the corresponding button for about two seconds. The buttons are large and easy to press with minimal pressure, which will be a good thing for those who have issues with their hands. YUKI has no memory chip so regardless of what mode you are on when you turn it off, it will be on number 1 when you turn it back on.

In use, the Iroha YUKI performs well. The Soft Touch silicone material feels so sleek and velvety against my skin. It slides along my labia and pops inside me with ease. I’ve mentioned that I prefer larger insertables, but YUKI really isn’t an insertable. It’s a clit vibrator with a bonus. From that perspective, I can appreciate the 1.5″ of insertable length that YUKI offers. The vibrations are strong, deep, and quiet. The roundish head creates more diffuse vibrations as opposed to the pinpoint stimulation I prefer. However, YUKI does get me off and the diffuseness of the vibrations is great for nipple play. I find YUKI comfortable to hold and operate during play, with the large metal buttons easy to feel and press. The fact that the vibrations can be felt throughout the entire vibrator is both good and slightly not great. It means that any part of YUKI can be used for stimulation, but it also means my hand can get a little buzzy after a while. It’s not nightmarish, but something I notice.

The packaging of the Iroha YUKI is a cut above the rest, just like the vibrator itself. First is the outer paper sleeve with an image of the YUKI on the front, as well as the back. The back also has an image of YUKI’s siblings, MIDORI and SAKURA with some basic information about the vibrators. The sleeve is wrapped around two boxes. One box contains the DC wall adapter, mini USB cable, and the instruction manual. In the other box is the Iroha YUKI snug and safe in its storage box/charging base. Within the box, the YUKI is actually sitting in a black cutout that has instructions on how to use YUKI’s control panel. All in all, pretty nifty.

Iroha YUKI Vibrator Pros:
• Feels like squashy marshmallows
• Rechargeable
• Nifty charging/storage box
• Super silky silicone
• Very attractive
• Anti-dust coating
• Quiet
• Comfortable to hold shape
• Strong vibrations
• Easy to use controls
• Versatile

Iroha YUKI Vibrator Cons:
• Somewhat diffuse rather than pinpoint vibrations
• Possible buzzy hand syndrome
• Water resistant, not waterproof

So many wonderful things about the Iroha YUKI, where to start? I think I must begin with the fabulous, squashy, marshmallow-like, anti-dust coated silicone. Actually, I basically said it all in that one sentence, other than adding that Soft Touch is AWESOME and I want more. The vibrations are strong enough to get me off and the vibrator is so very quiet. Though I’m generally not one to bother with a 1.5″ insertion, it is a nice tease. YUKI’s shape makes it easy to hold during use and the control buttons are very accessible and simple to operate. Combining storage with the charging solution is fantastic and particularly attractive in this case. The USB charging option is becoming more popular and I highly approve.

As far as the downsides, there are not many. I always prefer waterproof to water resistant, because it makes my life easier, but I can live with water resistant for now. The small size and design of YUKI almost necessitate buzzy hand syndrome. It really is not a flaw of the design, it’s just what you get with this style of vibrator. That being said, YUKI may not be the best choice if your hands are uber-sensitive. My biggest issue, which again is not a flaw but rather an issue of shape, is that the vibrations are more diffuse than I would like. The round head of the vibrator spreads the vibration over a greater surface area, which is very good nipples and labia. As I prefer pinpoint stimulation to my clit, it is not the ideal shape for me. I would probably do better with the Iroha SAKURA. That being said, the vibrations are not too diffuse to get me off.

SinFive Sue Vibrator

I had heard positive things about SinFive vibrators in the past, but had never owned one. Then SinFive seemed to disappear and I thought perhaps they had gone the way of the dodo. Suddenly, up popped the Grace and Sue (I am a little weirded out that one of these vibrators has the same name as my step-monster.) and SinFive was back on my radar. I decided to give them a try, so I picked up a SinFive Sue Vibrator to take for a spin.

Upon removing the SinFive Sue from its box, I was surprised at its size. Yes, I know I could have checked the specs before I purchased it, but sometimes I forget. I was really thinking of the SinFive Sue as a clit vibrator, so the 6″ in length was unexpected. Due to the size of the vibrator, you can also use it as an insertable, up to approximately 3.25″. It is 1.25″ in diameter and its curved and pointy tip is meant to stimulate the g-spot.

This vibrator is made of silicone that is super draggy, so I recommend using a good amount of lube, even if you’re only using it for clit stimulation. It does not glide across the skin like other silicone sex toys I have. As I do not know anything about the quality of SinFive silicone, I suggest using water-based lubricant only with the SinFive Sue. In general, silicone-based lubes can negatively interact with the silicone of the toy and damage it.

I can say that due to the fact the SinFive Sue is made of silicone, it is latex and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, and body-safe. Unfortunately, this particular silicone is not only draggy, it is also a lint magnet. Neither quality is uncommon in silicone sex toys, but it’s always great when I find silicone without these characteristics.

The silicone of the SinFive Sue is a soft layer over a mostly hard inner core, where the motor is located. The curved tip of the Sue is solid silicone and is bendy and a bit squashy. The vibrations travel very well through the body of the SinFive Sue to its tip. On the back of the vibrator, about two thirds of the way down, is the word “SinFive” in raised letters. It is a non-issue when it comes to use, as this part of the vibrator never enters the body. Similarly, there is a seam that completely wraps around the body of the SinFive Sue, just above the lettering. This seam can be clearly seen and felt with fingers, but even if you insert the vibrator that far into your body, it’s not significant enough to be felt.

The SinFive Sue is a rechargeable vibrator and it charges magnetically. This means there are no open ports or plugs on the Sue so it can be fully submersed in water, making it a good option for the bath. This also makes cleaning very easy. You can wash the SinFive Sue with warm water and mild soap, use a sex toy cleaner, or a 10% bleach solution. Using bleach will disinfect the vibrator, killing bacteria, so it can be used amongst non-fluid bonded partners. Do NOT attempt to boil or wash the SinFive Sue in the dishwasher, as this could damage the motor.

As I mentioned above, the SinFive Sue charges magnetically. The two silver metal buttons on the front of the vibrator are actually the magnetic contacts that attach to the charger, as well as the control panel. The charger has a small oblong, black plastic head with + and – signs on top. This is to show you how to align it with the SinFive Sue, which also has + and – signs next to the silver buttons on its body. What’s weird about this charger is that you can attach it either way. I have a handful of vibrators with magnetic chargers and if you try to apply the charging piece in the wrong direction the magnets repel each other, so you know it’s wrong. I have never seen one that can attach in either direction and I find it a bit odd.

The two buttons that make up the SinFive Sue’s control panel are not the easiest to press. They require quite a lot of pressure, so I do not think this vibrator would be a good option for people with issues of strength and pain in the hands. Quite frankly, it is a literal and figurative pain. The buttons are also confusing because the + and – signs are not on the buttons themselves, but on the silicone body of the vibrator next to the buttons. Of course, I immediately assumed the signs were the buttons. How foolish of me.

Turning the vibrator on and off is simple enough. The + button, located above the – button, turns the SinFive Sue on and scrolls up through the different modes. What is interesting is that once you hit the highest level of steady vibration (Mode #8), pressing the + button not only takes you into the pattern modes, but will continue to cycle through them as you continue to press the button. The vibrator does not go back to Mode #1 and start all over. The SinFive Sue does not have a memory chip, so once turned off, it always turns on at the lowest level of steady vibration, Mode #1. As you might expect, the – button scrolls down through the different modes and turns the vibrator off. Turning the SinFive Sue off is easy. You just press and hold the – button for about two seconds.

The SinFive Sue has 12 different modes of vibration, eight levels of steady vibration and four pattern modes. I think it’s silly to list the first eight modes separately. Just know they are all steady vibrations that increase in strength.
1-8. Steady vibration
9. Fast ramp up
10. Slow ramp up followed by quick ramp up
11. Slow roller coaster
12. Dance mix

The vibrations are fairly quiet and cannot be heard through a bedroom door. They are also very strong. I can get off on the mid-level vibrations, I do not need to be at the highest level to orgasm. I also really like the patterns, especially 10 and 11. The vibrations are also deep and throbby. They may not be the deepest frequency vibrations ever, but they do the job well.

I am not a huge fan of insertables that only penetrate a few inches. I don’t need 10″ of penetration, but I tend feel that 2″ is a bit of a waste. So as far as that goes, I don’t see the insertability factor of the SinFive Sue as a bonus, nor do I like to use it that way. Along those lines, if I do use it for penetration, it doesn’t do a great job with my g-spot. It’s a bit too bendy and not firm enough for me. As for clit stimulation, which is how I use the SinFive Sue, it is pretty damn good. The strength of the vibrations was surprising, as I often use the highest power level on many vibrators during masturbation. As I was scrolling to test each level, I was taken aback at how quickly I found a level that would do just fine. When I continued to up the power frequency, I discovered that the highest levels were definitely more power than I needed, which does make having to go through them to get to the patterns a pain….almost literally.

Without a good amount of water-based lubricant, the silicone of the SinFive Sue does not slide along my skin as easily as I would like. I want to be able to use it on my nipples without getting my breasts all lubey. The buttons are not as bad I thought they would be during play. They are accessible, large enough, and spread far enough apart that they should be easy to use, and in theory they are, but not in practice.

As I mentioned previously, the buttons are so hard to press. They remind me a bit of the middle button on the Je Joue Uma and the Je Joue FiFi. I can’t decide if my nails are a help or a hindrance in this situation. They make it more difficult to to hit the buttons with the flat of my finger, but they also give me something strong and pointy with which to press them. If you look closely at the images of the SinFive Sue, you can see the buttons are actually located in a small recess on the bottom of the vibrator, which just kills me. It makes trying to press the stupid buttons even more difficult.

I do enjoy attractive and clever packaging, even though most of it gets tossed/recycled, never to be seen again. SinFive’s in neither. It is very simple, which I am fine with, but I find it to be incomplete. The SinFive Sue comes in a hard black box, which I actually like very much. This box is strong and sturdy and has no markings on it to indicate what is inside. I wish it were much smaller, as it is far too long for the SinFive Sue. I am betting they use the same box for the SinFive Grace, hence the length. The box is held shut with a wide black elastic band that says SinFive on it. Secured against the box with this band, is a piece of paper with the name and an image of the Sue. However, this paper is not physically attached to the box in any way and can easily be removed from under the elastic band.

Inside the box, the SinFive Sue is sort of gripped in place on a piece of black cardboard by another black elastic band, but (at least in my box) it does not do a good job of holding the vibrator in place, so it slips and slides along the length of the box. Underneath the black cardboard with the ineffective band, is the SinFive Sue’s charger. It is a relatively short USB cable. While I really like the option of being able to charge vibrators via USB, I still want the manufacturer to include the AC power source so I can plug it into the wall when I want. SinFive fails to do so. The only other thing included in the box is a card with the most basic information on it in several languages. There is no other user manual, not that I think this puny thing qualifies in the first place. Granted, it does tell you how to turn it on and off, though I feel even those directions are slightly misleading, and it does say the vibrator is waterproof. I have no idea how long the vibrator takes to acquire a full charge or how long this charge will last. There is no information about what lubricants are safe to use with the SinFive Sue, nor is there any safety information. It also states there are three vibration patterns, so maybe I am feeling something that really isn’t there in the fourth pattern…

I know that most people do not read safety information. I also know that most people who are experienced with sex toys or are averagely intelligent will figure out how the SinFive Sue works. Still, why should anyone have to struggle to do so? I think it’s fair to say I am an experienced user and it took me a bit to sort the control panel, because it’s misleading and does not work as I was expecting. This is not a big deal for me, but what about someone who has just purchased their first vibrator? How unnecessarily confusing for them. What happens when they pull out their favorite silicone-based lubricant and slather it all over the vibrator and end up with an unusable toy? Perhaps I am way too much up in arms about this, but I find it extremely frustrating when manufacturers create a unnecessarily challenging experience for newbies.

Usually in a situation like this, where little to no information is provided, I hunt down the manufacturer’s website for more information. In this case, the website provides absolutely no information whatsoever. It does not even seem to be completed. All I can tell you is that the SinFive Sue is made in Germany, which is a bit of a surprise as my experience in the past with German manufacturers has been very positive.

SinFive Vibrator Pros:
• Powerful vibrations
• Deep vibrations
• Quiet
• Good shape to hold during play
• Silicone
• Waterproof
• Rechargeable (via USB)

SinFive Sue Vibrator Cons:
• Buttons are recessed and very difficult to press
• Buttons are slightly confusing
• No dedicated pattern button
• Does not include an AC power supply
• Heats up when charging
• No user manual
• Lint magnet

I find myself vacillating somewhat on the SinFive Sue Vibrator. There are so many things that piss me off about it. It’s fantastic that it’s rechargeable but why no AC power source? Surely it’s not a cost issue. How much can those little plugs run? I know I can just use another USB compatible plug, and maybe in the end SinFive did my a favor by not adding another one to my collection. Nevertheless, I feel gypped. Also, a weird thing keeps happening when I plug the vibrator in to charge. It starts vibrating at a low level for a few seconds. Generally, vibrators don’t work while charging, and we’re always warned not to turn them on while they are connected to a power source. It’s not a huge thing but I don’t like even a little power source oddness around my computer. The vibrator also heats up during the charging process. It’s not the first time I have had this experience, but it actually happens rather infrequently, and again, this one is charging right next to my computer.

I have already complained about the difficult to press buttons in their little recess, so there’s no need to go on about it again. While I do appreciate a simple control panel, and two buttons is certainly simple, the SinFive Sue needs a dedicated pattern button. The fact that the vibrations are so strong means I really need to keep the vibrator away from my body while I’m searching for the pattern I want or I run the risk of zinging my clit.

I know the lack of a user manual is not the end of the world, but it frustrates me immensely. It just seems lazy and irresponsible. As a general rule, silicone tends to attract lint, so I really shouldn’t hold that against the SinFive Sue. It’s just that with all the other little irritants, adding the fact that I can’t make it from the bathroom after washing it to the bedroom to use it without it grabbing onto every piece of lint, dust, and hair in the city, does not put me in a good mood.

And yet, once you get past all the things that make me want to throw it out the window, the damn vibrator is effective and efficient at its most important purpose, getting me off. I’m so mad about all the downsides of the SinFive Sue that I want to give it a low score, but I can’t bring myself to ding it that much when it makes me orgasm so quickly. The vibrations are strong and deep, which will be pleasing to many people. It is submersible, which is a priority for some. It is rechargeable, a priority for others. Its silicone, while draggy and linty, is easy to care for and body-safe. It also has the added attraction of some penetration and g-spot stimulation. As you can see, this vibrator does have a lot to offer. Still, I can’t let it get away unscathed.

Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss

I reviewed the Blush Novelties Luxe Rabbit II Vibrator and did not have many positive things to say about it. As I really did not enjoy my experience with the Luxe Rabbit II, when Blush Novelties contacted me again to ask if I would be interested in reviewing something else for them, I hesitated. I’m almost always willing to give someone a second chance, so I decided to take a look at what they were offering and discovered the Blush Novelties Serendipity product line. I thought it looked significantly better than the Luxe line and selected the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator for review.

Being a huge fan of clit vibrators, I figured the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator might be interesting. I like my sex toys whimsical and colorful, though pink is definitely not my favorite color. At least the pink of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is a hot Barbie pink instead of a pale bubblegum ice cream pink. Seriously though, sex toy manufacturers, women will still buy sex toys even if they’re not pink. I promise.

The Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is larger than many of my other clit vibrators. At 6.15″ in length, it is quite a bit longer than my hand. The size reminds me of the SinFive Sue Clit Vibrator, which can even be used for partial insertion. However, the BunnyBliss is not meant to be inserted. Well, I suppose you could pop an inch or two inside yourself, but as with the SinFive Sue, I fail to see the benefit. Not that I want to talk you out of trying anything you think might work for you.

The top half of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is made of, and I quote, “pure silicone“. I expect this statement is meant to make clear that this vibrator does not use a silicone blend, as some products do. The silvery material is plastic, while the black control panel feels like the same silicone used on the rest of the vibrator. This silicone is extremely smooth and silky. Not only does it have very little drag against my skin, it really does not collect lint and dust like many silicone products do.

The fact that this vibrator is waterproof makes cleaning super easy. As long as you’ve made sure the charging port on the bottom of the BunnyBliss is securely covered, you can wash it with warm water and soap or your favorite sex toy cleaner. You can also use a 10% bleach solution on the silicone portion of the vibrator to disinfect it. Be sure to thoroughly remove all the bleach before using the BunnyBliss again.

Due to the lack of drag produced by the silicone of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator, I don’t need to glob it up with a ton of lube. For me, a small dab of water-based lubricant, in addition to my natural body fluids, is sufficient. You can obviously use more than I do if you need it or just like things super slick and slippery.

When I use too much lube, I tend to get it all over the place, including the control panel and end up having trouble controlling the vibrator. Therefore, as a general rule of thumb, I start with a small amount, increasing as necessary. You’ll want to stay away from silicone-based lubes with the BunnyBliss, as it can react negatively with the silicone of the vibrator.

I’m not sure if you noticed, but just two paragraphs above, I mentioned a charging port. This is because the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is rechargeable. It can be charged via USB or AC power and comes with a charging cable for both, which I greatly appreciate. Recently, I have discovered some manufacturers only include USB charging cables, and while I am all for charging my vibrators via USB, I like to have the AC option as well. Sometimes it’s just not convenient or presentable to have sex toys dangling from my computer. The charging port is in the very bottom of the BunnyBliss, covered by a small silicone plug.

The Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator requires approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge the first time, and should be charged before its first use. Mine came with some charge, but I wasn’t sure how much, so I threw it on the charger anyway. Subsequent charging time should only be about an hour, and a full charge is expected to provide approximately 1-1.5 hours of play time.

Blush Novelties advises fully draining the battery before charging it up again, and doing this consistently. I think this is the first time I have seen this recommended by a sex toy manufacturer. Usually, they say you can charge the vibrator at any point, and you don’t have to charge it fully each time.

The control panel on the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is on the front bottom third of the BunnyBliss’ body, in the middle of the silvery plastic. It consists of two buttons, the Power button and the Mode button, each clearly marked. As one might expect, the dedicated Power button turns the vibrator on and off. The directions state you must press and hold it for two seconds for either function, but I find that unnecessary. My BunnyBliss immediately turns off and on as soon as I press the Power Button.

The Mode button allows you to cycle through the 10 different vibration modes. Unfortunately, as there is only one Mode button, there is no way to back up if you happen to miss the mode you want. You have to scroll through each mode all over again until you get back to it. The 10 modes are as follows:
1. Low steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. High steady vibration
4. Medium pulse
5. Slow pulse
6. Long, slow pulse
7. One long pulse, four short
8. Fast pulse
9. Long, medium pulse
10. Roller coaster

While I generally like the availability of different vibration modes, I find the order of these a bit haphazard. The Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator does not have a memory chip, so every time you turn it on, it will start on mode #1. Behind the control panel is a bright blue LED that lights up when the BunnyBliss is turned on.

The vibrations of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator are far more shallow than I like. The stronger the intensity, the higher-pitched the vibrations get. The vibrator even gives off a high-pitched whine on mode #3. This makes the vibrations much louder than I was expecting from a clit vibrator of this size. As the BunnyBliss is an external vibrator, there really is nothing to dampen the sound of the vibrations. The fact that these vibrations are so shallow means I end up with buzzy hand syndrome by the time I’m done playing, and that never makes me happy.

When it comes to use, the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator was disappointing. Granted, after checking out the buzziness of the vibrations, I didn’t have high hopes. The small, leftover amount of hope I did have, was immediately dashed as soon as I felt the high-pitched horror on my clit. I couldn’t orgasm. I tried on the lowest, least buzzy setting. Didn’t work. I kept increasing the strength of the vibrations, which of course, only increased the buzziness. I tried the different patterns, but no luck.

The longer I tried, the more frustrated I became and the more uncomfortable my clit got. About the time my hand started to hurt from the ongoing buzzing sensation, I gave up. There is only so far I’m willing to go. I did want to eventually be able to use my hand at some point later in the day.

I have to say, I really like the ear part of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator, though I feel like the nose is a bit superfluous. The bunny ears do effectively surround my clit, and if the vibrations were deep and throbby, that could have possibly been great. I also find the control panel easy to use. The buttons are large enough and far enough apart, that I don’t turn the vibrator off accidentally, like I constantly do with the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators.

There is a light seam around the outside of the Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator that is visible to the eye but really cannot be felt by touch. It fits comfortably in my hand during use and is not too terribly heavy, which is good when my hands are in pain.

I’m not sure how sturdy the silicone is though. When I pull the bunny ears to the side and the pink silicone is stretched, it turns white. I’m not certain how thick it is in those areas and whether or not it will hold up over time if you push and pull at the ears a lot. It ultimately doesn’t matter. The lack of orgasm obviously kills this toy for me.

The packaging of the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is so much nicer than that of the Blush Novelties Luxe Rabbit II. The BunnyBliss comes in a very nice, super sturdy, totally indiscreet box with images of the vibrator on it. This box seals magnetically. Inside the box, the vibrator sits in molded, hard foam that does a good job pf protecting it. Underneath this foam is the AC/USB charging cable, a brief instruction manual, and a storage bag made of an unusual, suede-like material. The foam fits so firmly inside the box that pulling it out is quite challenging.

The English only instruction manual provides very little information, but it does cover the bare bones of what you need to know. The description on the website says the storage bag is silk, which is far from true. However, whatever this material is, I really like it. Too bad the packaging can’t save the toy.

Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator Pros:
• Good shape
• Extra smooth silicone
• Very little drag
• Waterproof
• Rechargeable
• AC power adapter included
• Dedicated power button
• Easy to use control panel

Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator Cons:
• Cannot orgasm
• Shallow, high-pitched vibrations
• Loud
• Buzzy hand syndrome
• Must scroll through all modes to reach the one you want
• Not sure if ears will hold up to manipulation over time

When I saw the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator online, I expected much more from it. I certainly thought I would like it more than the Luxe Rabbit II. Unfortunately, that is not at all the case. There are good things about the BunnyBliss. I think the ears are great and I love the silky silicone. Whenever possible, I prefer to use rechargeable and waterproof vibrators. Though I would prefer two separate buttons that control the 10 different modes, at least it has a dedicated Power button, and the control panel is easy to use.

If you were to just compare my pros and cons lists, you might be surprised at the low rating I’ve given it, considering I have listed more pros. Though there are more pros than cons, the downsides are too significant to outweigh the positives of the BunnyBliss.

The pros notwithstanding, it all comes down to the orgasm. If I cannot orgasm with a sex toy, then what’s the point? It’s not like I need another tchotchke laying around. The bottom line is that the Blush Novelties Serendipity BunnyBliss Vibrator is a total fail for me.

Lovehoney Sqweel Go

Along with its uncommon style, look, and purpose, the Lovehoney Sqweel Go (not surprisingly from Lovehoney) is a very successful third foray into the sex toys that simulate oral sex market, which really doesn’t much exist outside of the Sqweel line. However, just because a sex toy is different and doesn’t have a lot of competition does not mean it’s good. I do not own the original Sqweel, but after reviewing the Lovehoney Sqweel 2, which I liked but didn’t love, I had high hopes for the Sqweel Go.

If you’ve never heard of the Lovehoney Sqweel line, you’re in for a treat. Their purpose is to simulate oral sex and they do so with a spinning wheel of 10 silicone tongues. The concept is quite brilliant in its simplicity. Something you may find interesting about the original Sqweel is that it was actually designed in response to the first Lovehoney Design A Sex Toy Competition.

Just looking at the Sqweel Go on the Lovehoney website, I immediately liked several things about it. First of all, it is eency, weency. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a strange fondness for little things. I’m the weirdo who gets all excited by those tiny cupcakes and mini pies at the grocery store, though I don’t actually buy them. I just like miniature things, and at approximately 3″ long and 1.5″ wide, the Sqweel Go has got to be the smallest sex toy I own. It literally is “pocket-sized”.

As opposed to the original Sqweel and the Sqweel 2, which both require batteries, the Sqweel Go is rechargeable. This always makes my heart sing just a tad. It comes with a USB charging cable, no AC charger included. If you do want to charge via a wall outlet, you can connect the cable to any USB converter. Most people already have at least one of these, as they are usually included with smartphones, iPads, iPods, and many other personal electronic devices. If you don’t have one, they are inexpensive and easy to find online and in stores.

On the bottom of the Sqweel Go is the small, round charging port. When inserting the cable into the port, do not be afraid to push right through it. At first I was concerned I might be damaging the toy, but I realized you’ve got to press extremely firmly to connect the USB cable.

This port glows blue while charging and when the Sqweel Go is turned on. The light goes off once the the toy is fully charged. Lovehoney’s claim that a two hour charge provides approximately one hour of use has been accurate. My Sqweel Go arrived with partly charged, so the first charge only about 35 minutes.

The body of the Sqweel Go is made of ABS, while the power button and 10 little tongues are silicone. As it is splash proof rather than waterproof, some care should be taken when cleaning the Sqweel Go. Lovehoney recommends using a sex toy cleaner and damp cloth.

I’ve found running a small stream of water over the tongues only, with the toy on, and then using a thing towel is also effective. There does not seem to be any way for water to seep into the motor from the tongue area and the charging port appears to almost reseal itself upon removal of the cable pin. I suspect Lovehoney does not want you to submerge the Sqweel Go, but that washing in the sink is safe. Be sure to pay extra attention to cleaning in between the tongues, as lube and bodily fluids can sneakily collect there.

Of course, as with all silicone sex toys, you can spritz the tongues with a 10% bleach solution to disinfect them in order to share the Sqweel Go with non-fluid bonded partners. Or use dental dams or saran wrap. This is the one time I feel like it’s totally obvious, but I’ll point it out anyway. This is NOT a butt toy, so don’t stick up there, mmmkay?

Speaking of lube, Lovehoney clearly states in the teeny tiny instruction manual, as well as the video below, that water-based lubricant should be used. This means you need to avoid silicone and oil-based products, which could damage the silicone tongues. The Sqweel Go is not an insertable toy, so you don’t need to slather on a ton of lube, but you want enough to allow the tongues to slide smoothly across your skin. The level of slipperyness is up to you.

As it has just the one large button on its front, the Lovehoney Sqweel Go is effortless to use. This button is textured to keep even a lubed thumb or finger from slipping off too easily and has good feedback when pressing. It also requires ample pressure to change modes, so doing so unwittingly is not a problem. To do anything with the Sqweel Go, you just press the button. Press to turn it on, press to cycle through the three speeds and three patterns, and press to turn off.

The Sqweel Go has no memory chip so it always starts on the slowest speed when you turn it on, but you can turn it off in any mode by holding the button down for approximately three seconds. While a dedicated on/off switch might be preferable to some people (like me), the small size of the toy is fantastic. I understand there really is not enough room to have two good-sized buttons with sufficient space between them so you’re not accidentally hitting the wrong one all the time.

The six modes of the Lovehoney Sqweel Go are as follows:
1. Low speed
2. Medium speed
3. High speed
4. Two stutters, then continuous spinning for several seconds
5. Pulses that increase in length
6. Ramp up, two stutters, continuous spinning, two stutters

The patterns utilize the highest speed, except during the ramp up of mode #6. The Sqweel Go is slightly noisy, though it’s not as bad as the Sqweel 2. I can hear it through my thin bedroom door if it’s not under the duvet, so some cover music or noise may be necessary depending, upon your living situation. When holding the Sqweel Go with button facing me, the tongues are curved away but spin toward me. Therefore, you can create different sensations based on how you grip the the toy when playing.

The fact that I have as many options as I do allows me to be much more discerning (ok, picky) than the average user. As I mentioned in my Spotlight on the Lovehoney Sqweel Go, the images made me think the 10 silicone tongues might extend further than on the Sqweel 2. This is very happily the case.

I have a small clit that likes to nestle up inside its hood, so it does not protrude from my body at all. It prefers to stay nicely tucked away. Of course, it enlarges when aroused, but it’s just not a grower nor a show-er. This is why some of the rounder shaped vibrators don’t work well for me. I need a toy that can slip in between my labia and target my cit. The large body of the Sqweel 2 kept this from happening to a degree because it somewhat got in its own way.

The design of the Sqweel Go keeps its body from interfering with the placement of the tongues, and as they do project more, my clit actually gets the stimulation it needs without me having to struggle with the toy. Though I would still like more power (something I wish quite often), the increased strength of the Sqweel Go is noticeable and heightens the stimulation even more. Both of these improvements address much of my issue with the Sqweel 2.

I always favor rechargeable sex toys over those that require batteries for multiple reasons, so this is a huge upgrade. Though I prefer a dedicated on/off switch, I actually think the single button on the Sqweel Go is superior to the two buttons on the Sqweel 2. Even though you can actually open the body and remove the silicone wheel of the Swqweel 2, I still find the Sqweel Go easier to clean.

I absolutely love the size of the new Sqweel Go and not just because I’m a small and tiny thing liking weirdo. It is so much less cumbersome than the Sqweel 2. It fits in my hand, is lightweight, does not cause my fingers to cramp, and just works smoothly. (This is not to say the Sqweel 2 is a heavy toy, because it is not.) The size and shape of the Sqweel Go simply work a great deal better for me.

I enjoyed the sensations of the Sqweel 2, but could not fully appreciate them as I can with the Sqweel Go. Am I fooled into thinking there’s an actual person licking me? Of course not. I’m not an idiot. However, I have not experienced anything more similar. He has always said Fleshlights are as close to the real thing as one can possibly get. My understanding of that sentiment is now much improved.

While it doesn’t feel exactly like someone is licking my body, the sensation that licking creates is almost duplicated with the Sqweel Go. Having experimented both with and without lube, I recommend using at least a small dab of lube, as this really increases that feeling. The Sqweel Go is very effective on my nipples, labia, and clit. In a word, it feels awesome. It takes me slightly longer to orgasm than with one of my favorite vibrators, but not much.

The packaging of the Lovehoney Sqweel Go is very similar to that of the Sqweel 2 and I don’t dislike it at all, though it could be smaller. Still, it’s recyclable. The Sqweel Go comes in a plastic clam shell and is visible from the back and front via cutouts in the external box. The box says, “rechargeable oral sex massager” in huge, all capital letters, so no discretion there. The box includes the Sqweel Go, its USB charging cable, and teeny owner’s guide. The guide provides only basic information, but still hits all the key points.

The only thing not included with the Sqweel Go that I would definitely like is a cover for the tongues. It didn’t occur to me at the time I reviewed the Sqweel 2 that the cover was such a great accessory. Considering I might actually toss the Sqweel Go in a purse or carry-on for travel, being able to protect the tongues might be good. I’m not sure if they would bounce back into place after being squashed in some way for a length of time.

Lovehoney Sqweel Go Pros:
• Unique and awesome sensations
• Improved design
• Tongues can access tucked away clits more easily
• Great size
• Lightweight
• Rechargeable
• Simple to use
• Good texture and feedback on button
• Silicone tongues
• Relatively painless to clean

Lovehoney Sqweel Go Cons:
• Would still like more power
• Slightly noisy
• Miss the flicking back and forth mode from Sqweel 2
• No cover to protect tongues

While I wish the Sqweel Go had my favorite mode from the Sqweel 2, the one that reverses directions over and over, it’s no big whoop. Maybe I am one of only three people in the world who liked it. Including a protective cover for the silicone tongues, like the Sqweel 2 has, would be great, but it could possibly add too much bulk and that would make me sad.

I love the stronger sensations, protruding tongues, teency size, and ease of use of the new Lovehoney Sqweel Go and consider it a significant improvement over its predecessor. The fact that it comes in three colors is nothing to sniff at either, even if all three colors include pink bits. I don’t expect Lovehoney to move that far from the original design.

This is the second point I feel is obvious and doesn’t really need to be mentioned (the first one being, do NOT stick this toy in your butt), but what may be obvious to me is not always obvious to others. The Sqweel Go is NOT a vibrator, so don’t expect it to act like one. It is unlike any other sex toy and well worth the investment, especially at its relatively low price point. However, if you really want a vibrator, get a vibrator. I would be happy to recommend one.

You can find the new Lovehoney Sqweel Go in all its glory, not surprisingly, at Lovehoney. Not only will they give you a Free Mantric Mouse Vibrator, you’ll get Free shipping on your purchase with no minimum required, and they actually allow you to return a used sex toy within 100 days of placing the order if you are unhappy with it. Not all sex toy stores have this policy. While you’re there, be sure to check out all the holiday specials going on right now at Lovehoney.

OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH

Looking back, I noticed I did not give the Freestyle W a great rating, but that is no reason to write off a manufacturer completely. When Good Vibrations offered me the opportunity to review the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to give OhMiBod another shot.

Part of what makes the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH stand out is that it’s a wearable vibrator. Yes, I know this isn’t the first wearable vibrator to hit the scene. I once owned one of the old school Venus Butterfly. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since then and the Club Vibe 2.OH is an example of this progress.

Unlike the wearable vibrators that require straps, look, and sound like you’ve got an alien between your legs if you actually put clothing on, the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH is a small, discreet vibrator, controlled wirelessly via remote.

I am attracted to clever designs so I was pleased when I first the removed the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH from the box. The vibrator and remote control fit together, the remote on top of the vibrator, like an elongated egg. This means they are more or less the same size at 3.75″ long, 1.75″ wide, and .5″ thick.

Though it’s probably obvious, the vibrator is the portion that is pink on top, with the protruding bump. This bump juts out approximately .25″. The on/off switch is on its underside and needs to be pressed and held for 2-3 seconds to power the vibrator on and off. After 30 minutes of inactivity, the vibrator will automatically shut down.

On the end of the Club Vibe 2.OH closest to the power button is the charging port, which is covered by a snuggly fitting plug that is easily removed. Just gently pull the small black tab on its right (when looking at the vibrator pink side up). OhMiBod has thoughtfully made sure this plug remains attached and does not completely come off, which would almost guarantee I’d eventually lose it. Thanks for that, OhMiBod!

The OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH’s remote control has a sleek design and is simple to use. I think it’s on the gigantic side to carry in a pocket, but I know people who can practically stuff an iPad in their jeans pocket and you would never notice it. Of course, they never have room for my lipstick.

For those of us who do not have magical pockets, there is a black cord attached to the Club Vibe 2.OH remote with a small clip on its end. The cord itself feels like a soft plastic material, as opposed to some sort of fabric-y type of rope, and seems very sturdy.

The remote control has three clearly marked buttons and a semi-circle of five LED lights. The on/off button needs only to be pressed briefly to turn it off. There is none of this pressing and holding business you’ve got to do with the vibrator portion of the Club Vibe 2.OH.

The OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH has two functions, Club Mode and Manual Mode. The middle button, marked with a speaker icon, activates and controls Club Mode, which is the most exciting feature of this toy. Above the Club Mode button is one with markings that look a bit like two little skyscrapers. It manages Manual Mode.

Let’s discuss the two modes. Manual Mode is nothing out of the ordinary. It has five pre-programmed settings, which are as follows:
1. Low steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. High steady vibration
4. Fast pulse
5. Slower pulse

When in this mode, the LED lights on the front of the remote glow blue. You turn Manual Mode on and cycle through its five settings by pressing the top button. It shuts off when either one of the other buttons is pressed.

Once in Club Mode, the microphone in the base of the remote will pick up ambient noise, which causes the vibrator portion to react. In theory, the vibrator should respond to anything loud enough for the microphone to detect, be it voices, music, a movie, etc. Keep in mind the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH does not work with an iPod/iPhone like the OhMiBod musical vibrators, therefore you do NOT need to purchase the OhMiBod app.

The microphone has five levels of sensitivity that are controlled with the Club Mode button. In this mode, the LED lights glow purple. The more glowing lights, the more sensitive the microphone will be and the more the vibrator should react. OhMiBod provides the necessary battery for the remote, a practice of which I highly approve.

The OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH is made of ABS with a body-safe PU coating that adds a soft, almost silky feel. PU, or polyurethane, is chemically inert, which makes it a non-reactive substance. It is commonly used in the production of plastic sex toys.

This coating, as well as ABS itself, is easily cleaned with mild (NOT antibacterial) soap and water. You can also use a sex toy cleaner. Though some people use rubbing alcohol on plastic, it’s not one of my preferred methods of cleansing. It is very caustic and can cause a negative reaction in delicate membranes. If you choose to use it, be sure you wash with water afterward to ensure there is none left on the vibrator.

One advantage of ABS is that it can be used with both water and silicone-based lubes. While I recommend lube with most sex toys, I’m not sure it’s necessary or particularly helpful with the Club Vibe 2.OH. As you’ll see in the images, once placed inside the thong’s secret pocket (more on this to come) very little of the vibrator is actually exposed. I don’t bother with lube, but know that if you want to, you can use any type.

The OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH is splash proof, not waterproof, so use caution when washing. Do not submerge it and be sure the charging port cover is firmly secured. For some additional visuals of the Club Vibe 2.OH, watch the video below.

By now you have realized the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH is rechargeable. Like many newer vibrators, it does not come with an AC power adapter, but a USB cable only. I have been a big supporter of USB chargeability (totally a word) since my first experience with a USB rechargeable sex toy, the Mystic Mini Massager, so I am pleased to see OhMiBod has switched over.

Though I am including the lack of an AC adapter on my list of OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH Cons, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal anymore. I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that most people who are likely to purchase this particular sex toy have some sort of smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. Most of these devices come with USB AC adapters, but if you don’t have one they are quite easy to find.

A full charge takes about 2-3 hours and the purple LED light behind the power button flashes rapidly when the Club Vibe 2.OH is plugged in properly. Be prepared to set a timer because this light does not stop flashing when charging is complete.

According to OhMiBod, you will have up to four hours of use on a full charge. I charged my Club Vibe 2.OH on my computer, while working, and noticed something that very pleasing. This vibrator does not heat up or get warm while charging. My laptop is getting up there in years (bless its little heart…er, motherboard) and tends to run hot. I really dislike having things that give off heat that close to it.

The OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH comes with a black lace thong with a secret pocket (previously mentioned) in the gusset, which is where you stash the vibrator while wearing it. The material of this pocket is super stretchy, which is a good thing because sliding the vibrator into the pocket takes real effort, but it is then held firmly in place.

Remember, you’ve got to turn the vibrator on before popping it into the pocket. If you happen to forget (like maybe I did), the button is easily reachable so you can press it without having to remove the vibrator. Hold the button down for 3-4 seconds until it starts flashing, indicating it is ready to go.

I call this next section the “Great Underwear Comparison of 2013″, so if you have no interest in knowing how the OhMiBod thong stacks up in size next Victoria’s Secret undies, feel free to skip ahead.

I examined the OhMiBod thong alongside several styles of Victoria’s Secret undies, including both VS and Pink cheekies/cheeksters and thongs, all in size large. Based on this comparison, I would categorize the OhMiBod thong as a smallish medium. Obviously I’m not positive, but the differences between the large VS/Pink undies and the OhMiBod thong were significant. Aside from fit issues, the OhMiBod thong appears to be well-made.

There is something about the OhMiBod thong that I don’t understand. It has the special pocket in the center of the gusset where you put the Club Vibe 2.OH, but what’s up with the little pockets on each side of that one? Are they just they’re extra space or are you meant to put something else in them? Spare change, perhaps?

When I first took the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH out of the box, I thought there was no way it would be comfortable to wear. It’s made of hard, unforgiving plastic and just looked so wide. Turns out, it’s surprisingly comfy and barely noticeable.

The thong on the other hand, not so much. I would change its category from One Size Fits Most (OSFM) to One Size Fits Some. Unfortunate as it may be for health issues in this country, the reality is that approximately 1/3 of the U.S. population is on the larger side.

This is not a judgement on my part, simply a comment on the need for manufacturers of many products, not just sex toys and lingerie, to take this into account during the design process. I would suggest OhMiBod consider offering more than one size of thong with the Club Vibe 2.OH. Perhaps just have two or three separate packages with different sizes.

Speaking of revamps, what’s even more disappointing than the fit of the thong is the interaction between the remote and the vibrator. The remote is meant to control the Club Vibe 2.OH from up to 20′ away. Maybe my unit is defective, but it doesn’t even come close.

After having issues, I tested the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH while working on the computer with music playing on iTunes (which I totally thought would work). Even with the sensitivity level set at five (the highest), if the remote was not right next to the computer, it did not pick up enough noise to cause the vibrator to react. Just moving the remote an arm’s length away immediately killed the vibrations.

The type of music played did make a significant difference. Aerosmith and Metallica created a much stronger reaction than ABBA (don’t judge me) at the same level of loudness. Forget slower music without bass completely.

Though the vibrations are definitely quiet enough to wear the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH out in public, I am beyond disappointed in their lack of strength. I have yet to come close to having an orgasm wearing the Club Vibe 2.OH. In fact, half the time I don’t even get turned on enough to want to finish myself off with another vibrator. In addition, the vibrations are very lightweight and buzzy, especially on the highest manual setting. So much so, they are on the verge of being annoying, if not downright painful.

Wearing the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH with other underwear is doable, but without that special pocket in the OhMiBod thong, I feel like I have to keep adjusting myself. Sure, this is less the case when wearing clothing that is super tight in the crotch, but other than tights, that’s not a great idea for multiple reasons.

I know I have readers even geekier than me, so I thought I’d mention that the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH’s wireless remote operates on the 433.92 MHz frequency. Turns out a number of wireless products use the same frequency, such as baby monitors, wireless doorbells (???), remote-controlled ceiling fans, and garage door remotes. Who knew? It is my understanding that wireless broadband and cordless phones are on a different frequency, so it’s not very likely your wifi will interfere with your vibrator.

Though the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH’s packaging is not necessarily discreet, the box is very sturdy and good for storing other stuff. There are images and some basic information on the sides and back of the box. Inside is a plastic tray that nicely organizes the included components, the Club Vibe 2.OH with remote, battery, USB cable, and lace thong in a black, stretchy privacy pouch.

When you first open the box, laying on top of everything is what looks like a very extensive user manual. It’s actually the number of languages it contains that makes it look so intimidating. The directions are simple and clear, with several helpful images. Though the lace thong comes in the privacy pouch, the Club Vibe 2.OH also fits, which is where you are meant to store it in between uses.

Other than four DO NOTs related to batteries that anyone with half a brain and some common sense already knows, there are exactly four warnings, or as OhMiBod calls them, “Important Safeguards”. All four warnings are also commonsensical, especially once you understand the vibrator portion is splash proof, not waterproof. Way to go, OhMiBod!

OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH Pros:
• Body-safe material
• Both sound responsive and pre-programmed modes
• Wireless remote control
• Lace thong with special pocket included
• Super lightweight and easy to use remote
• Charging port cover always attached
• Remote battery included
• Privacy pouch included
• Appropriately informative user manual
• Does not heat up when charging
• No need to purchase app

OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH Cons:
• Weak, buzzy vibrations
• Lack of communication between vibrator and remote
• Thong will not fit many people
• No notification charging is complete
• No AC power adaptor

On paper, the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH looks good and I had such high hopes, but they were cruelly dashed once I started testing. I think it must be much like running out to the tree on Christmas morning and finding only a lump of coal in your stocking. Not that I’d know, being a Jew and all. Why give coal, a symbolic representation of misbehavior that you forget about the moment you toss it, when you can pile on the guilt, the gift that keeps on giving?

If you’re ok with weak, buzzy vibrations and get off easily, the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH might do it for you. If you’re ok with weak, buzzy vibrations and don’t get off easily, it still might make for a great night out, with your partner teasing you until you can no longer bear it and end up having sex up against a wall, outside a club, in public. (Don’t call me if you get arrested.)

However, if you don’t fall into either category, I cannot imagine being at all happy with the OhMiBod Club Vibe 2.OH. Though its pros significantly outweigh its cons, the weak and buzzy vibrations, as well as the inability of the vibrator to respond if the remote is more than a few feet away, are the kiss of death. It’s truly a shame because I love the concept behind this product, but it fails in the execution.

Shiri Zinn Cupcake

While I would not consider myself particularly girly, I fully admit to liking “cute” sex toys, such as the Crystal Delights Hello Kitty Crystal Minx Magnetic Bunny Tail Plug, one of my recent, much-loved acquisitions. However, some things are WAY too cutesy to be sex toys, like the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator. *shudder*

As part of the sex blogger community, I interact with other reviewers and stay on top of what is happening in our little corner of the blogosphere. Recently, there was some noise about the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator that came out in early 2013. I noticed when it was released, but had no real interest in reviewing it, as it falls into that too creepy for me category. However, all the buzz piqued my curiosity so I put out feelers and found someone who was able to send it to me.

When I first opened the tin and held the Cupcake Vibrator in my hand, not only was it heavier than expected, it was also more disturbing. It somehow crosses the line from cute and fun to “I don’t want that anywhere near my vagina”, and that’s saying something coming from me.

Let’s start with some basics, shall we? The Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator is just under 3″ tall, approximately 8.5″ in circumference (right under the frosting), and weighs 5.5 ounces, which was less than I had anticipated. 5.5 ounces or not, it has an awkward and heavy feel to it that may cause problems for some people.

According to the Shiri Zinn website, the Cupcake Vibrator is made from “best-grade silicone”. However, it has a mildly unpleasant odor that reminds me of mixed-material toys that claim to be all silicone. (Did you know that because sex toy manufacturing is not overseen by any official agency, companies can tell you anything they want about their products, true or not?) You’d think the odor would be off-putting enough, not to mention Cara Sutra’s Cupcake review with images of the Cupcake’s complete flame test failure, but apparently it wasn’t.

Having read a great article about toxic sex toys by Dangerous Lilly not that long ago, I went and licked the damn thing. My tongue felt weird for a good long while afterward and the odd sensation only went away after eating an orange AND brushing my teeth. I know it’s sightly strange but I’ve actually licked sex toys before to see if they have any taste and I’ve never had this happen. I gotta say, I think making my mouth taste bad and my tongue feel icky is not classy.

I’ve got a question for any of you who have ever used a sex toy before (or anyone who has a lick of common sense). What must you always eventually do after having an orgasm (or not, depending on the toy) with a sex toy? If your answer was some form of “clean it, you numbskull”, you win a prize. Shiri Zinn, a sex toy manufacturer, does not.

Know why? The Shiri Zinn Cupcake is neither waterproof nor splash proof. No joke. It says right in the user manual you are to “clean toy with a damp cloth only”. Um, WTF?? Seriously, people, who makes a sex toy that basically cannot be washed after you orgasm all over it? Yes, you can spritz it with a sex toy cleaner and wipe it down, but c’mon. How the hell does anyone who has a vagina or has ever used a sex toy think creating one that can’t get anywhere near water is a good idea?

Sooooo, try not to get this vibrator dirty, I guess. By which I mean, just leave it in the tin. Or better yet, throw it out and do something useful with the tin, like storing your laundry quarters. How can any self-respecting sex toy not even be splash proof?

Due to the fact that the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator is made of “silicone”, you can disinfect it with a 10% bleach solution. In theory. I wouldn’t want to actually get bleach anywhere near this toy because I’m relatively sure it would end up melting like the Wicked Witch of the West.

The silicone of the Cupcake Vibrator means you’ll want to stick to water-based lubricants. The user manual does specify avoiding alcohol and silicone-based products and this may well be the one area in which Shiri Zinn and I agree. Again, shades of the Wicked Witch.

Speaking of lube, the Cupcake has got to have the worst size to amount of lube ratio of any vibrator I own. The amount of drag this silicone has is worse than some of the draggiest sex toys I’ve used. Both the pink frosting and the red and white polka dot wrapper are matte as opposed to the shiny red cherry. The wrapper has more drag than the frosting but neither has as much drag as the cherry. In essence, I suppose my point is that the Shiri Zinn Vibrator is a…drag.

The Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator is controlled by one button located on the underside of the Cupcake wrapper, so at least it is easy to use. Turn the Cupcake on and cycle through its five modes by pressing this button over and over until you find the mode you think will best help you orgasm. The five modes of the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator are as follows:
1. Low steady vibration
2. High steady vibration
3. Cycle of highish power then lower power
4. Pulsation
5. One long pulse, two short pulses

Once you have had an orgasm (if you are able to), press and hold the power button for two seconds to turn the Cupcake off.

The vibrations are not Hitachi Magic Wand loud, but they are louder than I expect from a vibrator of this size, which is especially true considering the lack of overall power of the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator. Granted, it’s not the weakest vibrator I’ve ever used, but the noise, as well as the amount of vibration transferred to my hand, indicates more strength than is actually present.

In addition to being weak and loud, the vibrations are buzzy and high-pitched, which I find beyond unpleasant. Another question for the class. Looking at the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator, where do you think you should feel the vibrations most? If your answer was “in the cherry on top”, you win a prize and again Shiri Zinn does not.

Rather than being focused in the cherry at the top of the vibrator, which would make the most sense, the Cupcake’s vibrations are all in the cupcake wrapper. That’s the bottom of the vibrator for those keeping track. This creates several issues. The vibrations, already on the weak side, are diffused by the large base of the Cupcake, causing them to be even weaker. Without some sort of pointy area, it’s challenging to achieve good clitoral contact, making an orgasm that much more elusive.

For those of you not familiar with buzzy hand syndrome (lucky duckies), it’s when your hand absorbs too much vibration. The sensation ranges from slightly unpleasant to downright painful. The more vibration absorbed by your hand, the more uncomfortable it is, especially as the feeling tends to continue for some time after the vibrator has been turned off.

With most of the vibrations coming from the base of the Cupcake, buzzy hand syndrome is guaranteed for me. It’s surprising how painful enough weak, high-pitched vibration can be. Thanks for that, Shiri Zinn.

Just because something fits in the palm of your hand does not make it ergonomic, not that Shiri Zinn claims this is the case. It just seems to me that if you’re designing a hand-sized vibrator, you’d want it to be comfortable and easy to hold.

I can’t seem to find a good way to grip the Cupcake Vibrator. If I wrap my hand and fingers around the base, the ridges press into my flesh after a few minutes and my hands starts to cramp quickly. If I hold it more in the palm of my hand with my fingers pointing up, I am grasping the frosting with the tops of my fingers and my nails get in the way.

I have some sensitivity in my hands at times, so this may not be an problem for many people, but those with hand/wrist issues definitely need to beware. I also have slightly long nails, but they’re not an unusual length. When you add the weight, the ridges, the nails, and buzzy hand syndrome all together, the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator makes for a particularly unhappy sex toy experience and a very grumpy sex blogger.

Third and final question. What is the primary purpose of a sex toy? Of course, there are different answers to this question, but when you come right down to it, the answer is usually one simple word. Orgasm. On her website, Shiri Zinn has a very complicated explanation of the purpose of her sex toys- “…It challenges the boundaries between what is deemed acceptable and unacceptable for public consumption and questions value judgments…” Pardon me a moment while I grab a ginger chew to settle my stomach.

Aside from being unnecessarily complicated, that statement seems to indicate Shiri Zinn is a company that wants to open people’s minds and expand the acceptance of sexuality and the use of sex toys. This is a good thing. One might think such a mission would indicate some sort of dedication to honesty, openness, and creating quality products and positive experiences. One might be disappointed.

Based upon my experience with the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator, seeing the unrealistic sex toys offered by the company, and learning about certain practices, I must call shenanigans.

I’m not going to take any time to discuss other Shiri Zinn products here. As for me calling shenanigans, I merely want you to be sure you are reading reviews on Shiri Zinn products from a source you know to be trustworthy and reliable before making decisions to invest your money.

The other day, he showed me a review he’d found on a product he’s currently reviewing. The review was so shiny and happy it seemed to have no basis in reality, but rather had the feel of being either a purchased or placed review. You know, a situation in which someone has been paid (or bullied or threatened) to write a favorable review or the review was actually written by the company itself.

If you aren’t sure where to find candid and credible reviews, at the end of this post you’ll find a list of other reviewers who have written about the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator. In my experience, these sex bloggers are open and honest, and though I may not always agree with them, I trust their feedback.

I don’t have much more to say about the actual use of the Cupcake Vibrator. I find the vibrations to be lightweight and buzzy, which I never like. I think they are far too loud and weak for the size of this toy. I do not find it comfortable to use and it gives me buzzy hand syndrome, which pisses me off. What more can I tell you? Oh, I suppose this is important…I cannot orgasm using the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator.

The packaging of the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator is really the only thing I like about this toy. It comes in a red and white polka dotted tin that matches the Cupcake Vibrator’s wrapper. The fact that it’s metal means it’s super sturdy and can be used for long-term storage.

The tin contains the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator, the user manual with a totally random pinup girl on its front, and the two necessary AAA batteries. I do give Shiri Zinn props for including the batteries, something I think all sex toy manufacturers need to do.

You know one of my pet peeves is the lack of appropriate information in user manuals. While Shiri Zinn does provide the basics, there is one incorrect piece of info and it’s a biggie. The manual states the Cupcake Vibrator has five speeds, when it actually has five modes- two speeds and three patterns.

I know this seems like a small error, but it really isn’t. Five speeds indicates there are five different levels of power, not that the vibrator does five different things. To me, this means the Shiri Zinn Cupcake should have significantly more power than it actually does. This is a serious difference that could cause innocent orgasm seekers to be led astray.

I’m really confused about the design of the user manual. What’s up with the whole 1950′s pinup girl vibe? It just comes out of nowhere. Is the connection supposed to be the polka dots? Is it some sort of attempt to class up a sex toy that is not very classy on its own? I know, not important, but these little details bug me.

I have a big mental block with the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator. When I look at it I don’t see sex and orgasms (I mean, it’s a freaking cupcake). I think about my four old cousin who is really into baking and wants be a cupcake maker when she grows up.

This is totally specific to me and not a comment on the vibrator itself, but there is something disturbing about looking at the sexy pinup girl and what looks like a child’s toy side by side. Other than being completely arbitrary, it’s just creepy.

Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator Pros:
• Included batteries
• Easy to use
• Sturdy container can be resourced

Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator Cons:
• Not waterproof or splash proof
• Buzzy and weak vibrations
• Buzzy hand syndrome
• Loudish
• Unpleasant odor
• Doesn’t seem to be pure silicone (trust me, don’t lick it)
• Heavy and awkward for its size
• May cause hand cramping/discomfort

Even when I am not happy with a particular sex toy, I try very hard to find something to like about it and I often do. In the case of the Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator, I have failed utterly.

The Shiri Zinn Cupcake Vibrator just has so many terrible qualities and not a single good one. When the only positive things I can say about sex toy is that the batteries are included and I like the packaging, we’re in trouble. Then there’s the whole lack of orgasm issue. For me, Shiri Zinn = no orgasms.

Read some of my sex toy reviews, then check out some of these really great stores and spend your money on a vibrator that is actually worth your time. If you just feel like tossing money away, give it to an organization that will benefit from it, like Best Friends, instead of a sex toy manufacturer that does not deserve your business.

LELO IDA Couples Vibrator

Back in September 2013, I published a Spotlight about LELO’s 10th anniversary and the announcement of their newest couple’s vibrator, the LELO IDA. The IDA is named for a 2005 prototype that never made it to market. Apparently, LELO decided to recycle the name for a completely new design.

The LELO IDA joins the high-end LELO Insignia & Luxe line, as well as the SenseMotion family of products. I’ve written about LELO SenseMotion vibrators before, so what makes the IDA so special? Well, if the IDA Massager looks different and unusual, it’s because it is unlike any other sex toy out there. In addition to its unique silhouette, the LELO IDA not only vibrates, it also gyrates.

What’s all this about gyration? If you recall, the LELO Tiani (which is no longer available in the U.S. or Canada), had an external portion intended to stimulate the clit, while its internal arm was meant to press against the g-spot. The IDA takes this concept a step further.

As its quite large external piece, topped with gold ABS, vibrates against the clit, its internal arm actually rotates inside of you for increased g-spot stimulation. Oh, and like its cousin, the Tiani, the LELO IDA is designed to be worn during penetration.

Quite frankly, when I pulled the IDA out of the box, I had doubts. It is by no means a small, delicate sex toy. It wasn’t the 3.5″ of insertable length that concerned me, it was the slightly less than 1″ diameter of the g-spot arm, as well as the 7″ circumference and ~.75″ thickness of the clitoral portion. Granted, these dimensions are nothing for a plain old vibrator or dildo, but when you’re expected to have a phallic-like object inside of you at the same time, things can get tricky.

First off, you’re going to want to use a lot of water-based lubricant, always what LELO recommends using with their sex toys, as opposed to silicone-based lube. The silicone covering the rigid IDA and its remote is the same smooth and silky LELO silicone I adore. It actually has very little drag, which is helpful is many cases, but doesn’t make much difference with the LELO IDA.

The IDA’s latex and phthalate-free silicone is also hypoallergenic, body-safe, and can be disinfected with a 10% bleach solution, though you can really only wash the ABS, not disinfect it. So, while disinfecting the silicone portion of the massager would normally allow you to share it with a non-fluid bonded partner, the ABS creates a slight issue. Share at your own risk.

The composition of LELO’s silicone is good enough that you may get away with using a very high-quality silicone-based lube, such as Pjur Original Bodyglide. However, mixing silicones can cause a negative reaction and ruin sex toys, so be sure to do a small patch test before slathering lube all over your IDA. I’d try it on the remote because its top uses the same silicone as the massager.

Speaking of the IDA’s remote, though it does close securely enough, I would take care when cleaning it and not submerge it in water. I don’t trust the seal. The IDA massager, on the other hand, is waterproof and can easily be washed with a gentle (non-antibacterial) soap and water or sex toy cleaner, and you can submerge it to your heart’s delight.

When I discuss LELO’s packaging, you’ll notice I make mention of a plastic key. Though it looks odd and unimportant, and nothing like a key, it is your ticket to utilizing the LELO IDA’s remote control. Without it, you may never be able to crack that baby open without literally cracking that baby open. I did manage to remove the back of another SenseMotion remote without killing it, but it’s no longer very pretty.

The little rounded bit at the bottom of the key fits into the groove on top of the remote’s gold ABS battery compartment. This particular remotes requires just a slight counterclockwise twist. When I then flip the remote over, the compartment lid falls right off. However, not all of my SenseMotion remote controls open this easily, so yours may call for more elbow grease.

Pop in the two included, Energizer AAA batteries (because LELO rocks) and carefully line up the plastic bits on the inside of the battery compartment and its lid. A somewhat firmer clockwise twist locks the compartment cover into place. You shouldn’t be trying to wrench the key halfway around the remote. Small movements are all that is required.

The actual massager portion of the IDA is rechargeable and LELO advises charging it for two hours before using it the first time. There is an LED under the pairing button that flashes while the LELO IDA is charging. Once the vibrator is fully charged, this light glows steadily. It only took my IDA around 1.5 hours max to charge the first time, so it obviously arrived with a partial charge.

One fantastic feature offered by the LELO IDA is that the massager tells you when you need a recharge. That LED I mentioned above will start flashing rapidly during use to let you know it’s running out of power. I suggest responding quickly when this happens as it’s never, ever fun when a vibrator dies mid-use.

Your LELO IDA will last up to two hours on a single charge. It really depends on how you use it. The longer it operates at higher levels of intensity, the shorter its life. LELO states you should be able to get up to 10 hours of use out of the included batteries. Mine haven’t given out yet, though I have not run the remote for that long.

In order to use the IDA’s remote with its massager, you must must first pair them by pressing the + button on the remote and pressing the button on the massager to turn it on. When both the LEDs on the remote’s + button and the massager’s power button light up, the devices are paired and ready to go.

Turning off the remote and massager functions as you might expect (or already know if own a LELO SenseMotion vibrator). Hold the – button on the remote and the power button the massager for three seconds to shut each piece down. Keep in mind that if you forget to turn off the massager, it will go into standby for one hour before shutting itself off. During this time it will remain receptive to signals from the remote.

As with other vibrators from LELO’s Insignia Line, the IDA has a travel lock, which operates by pressing the + and – buttons simultaneously for three seconds. Press these buttons for three seconds to activate the lock and three seconds again to deactivate it.

Travel locks are great even when you’re not traveling. More than once I’ve experienced pulling a dead vibrator out of my bedside drawer because it had pressed up against something, accidentally turning itself on. Let me tell you, it’s never a happy discovery.

If you’ve used one of the SenseMotion remotes before, you already know how the LELO IDA’s remote works. It’s exactly the same. As with earlier SenseMotion toys, there are three modes, two SenseMotion modes and one that consists of six pre-programmed patterns. So essentially, there are a total of eight modes.

To turn on the insertable, rotating portion of the LELO IDA, press and hold its button until the LED comes on. You are now ready to use it with its remote. If you’d like to ditch the remote (please tell me you didn’t lose it) and go manual, just press the button again.

Using the LELO IDA Massager without its remote is possible, though I find it a ginormous pain in the ass and so not worth it. However, if you disagree with me (and feel free) and this is your preference, you can simply scroll through the six pre-programmed patterns (obviously, you don’t have access to the two SenseMotion Modes) by pressing the button on the massager.

When first turning the LELO IDA on, you will be in SenseMotion Mode 1, in which vibration is controlled by shifting the remote from a horizontal to a vertical position. The more you tilt, the stronger the vibration.

Pressing the Mode button on the remote, which looks like this- () on its side, allows you to change modes (surprise!). One press of the () button will move you into SenseMotion Mode 2, in which you manage vibration intensity by moving the remote in any direction. The faster you shake it, the stronger the vibration.

Something called “Dynamic Stimulation” synchronizes the intensity of the external vibration with the speed of the internal rotation. Thus, increase the strength of the vibrations and you will also speed up the gyrations within you.

If your arm, or your partner’s, gets tired, another press on the () button will bring you to the first of the six pre-programmed patterns. You cycle through these six modes by pressing, you guessed it, the () button. Once you’ve scrolled through all six patterns, you will end up back at SenseMotion Mode 1. (You see, Son, the antelope eat the grass and we eat the antelope. It’s the circle of life.)

While in the six pre-programmed modes, you increase and decrease the intensity of the vibrations by using the + and – buttons. You are able to control each pattern’s strength separately, which I love.

When using the LELO IDA without its remote, all six patterns will be automatically set at the highest level of intensity. If you want to adjust the power at all, you will have to use the remote. Not only that, but it’s not the easiest thing in the world to reach the button on the massager and be able to press it with enough force to change patterns in the midst of penetration.

Still, if you’re going to insist on using the IDA without its remote or you’re one of those people who is bound to lose it, save yourself a few bucks and go with the LELO Tara instead.

The LELO IDA’s eight vibrations modes are as follows:
1. SenseMotion 1
2. SenseMotion 2
3. Low steady vibration with slow rotation
4. Slow pulse with slow rotation
5. Faster pulse with faster rotation
6. Ramp up with same faster rotation as #5
7. Roller coaster with same faster rotation as #5
8. Dance Mix with same faster rotation as #5

The video below provides some good visuals regarding the way the LELO IDA is intended to function.

The LELO IDA makes a bit more noise than my LELO Lyla, but it vibrates and gyrates, so we’re dealing with two motors. A slight increase in noise is reasonable, especially considering the IDA is still very quiet. It definitely cannot be heard through a thin closed door, nor does it distract from play.

Though both the external clitoral surface and the internal g-spot arm are rigid, the stem of the arm that allows it to rotate is not. This makes it far trickier to insert the LELO IDA than I was expecting. It has a tendency to go all bendy when I’m trying to tuck it inside myself.

This was less of an issue when my partner handled the insertion. Augmenting the slickness of the g-spot arm with additional lube was helpful. Just try to keep the lube from getting all over the place, as this makes the LELO IDA very slippery and further adds to the challenge of sliding it in.

You can see below that the rotations are relatively small, which is understandable as it’s expected you will be penetrated by something in addition to the IDA at the same time. It’s not like you want that arm whipping around in large arcs. Keep in mind, as intensity of the vibration increases, so does the speed of the rotation.

On the lower levels of power, I did feel this internal movement but not much. Obviously, I was able to sense it more as the speed of the LELO IDA’s gyration increased. Unfortunately, it did not feel as pleasurable as I was hoping. While the arm does hit my g-spot, it actually feels rather odd and is more distracting than enjoyable. However, it’s important to remember that my g-spot is not easily stimulated and tends to be very persnickety.

Most of my LELO vibrators are on the deep and rumbly end of the vibration spectrum. Therefore, the IDA’s vibrations are quite a bit higher pitched and buzzier than I was anticipating. They are much more like those of the LELO Tiani than those of the LELO SIRI, which is disappointing. Their maximum power is also rather middle of the road. So, though the vibrations aren’t painful, they are buzzy and weakish enough to make achieving orgasm a serious challenge for me.

The large circumference of the external portion of the LELO IDA sits more or less against my vulva, so it does a good job of effecting the clitoral complex rather than focusing only on the clit. I am not going to discuss the physical structure of the clitoris in this review, but I will point out that this is a bonus.

I have mentioned on more than one occasion that my clit is not only itty bitty, it is also well tucked beneath its hood, which doesn’t make accessing it the easiest feat in the world. Therefore, vibrators with large surface areas are generally not my best friend. In this respect, I think the LELO IDA would be more effective for those who have longer clits that extend out from under the clit hood. They have a better chance at receiving the more direct clitoral stimulation I would need with this vibrator.

So far, I’ve only addressed the effectiveness of using the LELO IDA on my own. Adding a phallic-like object to the mix opens a big can of worms, and I am not a fan of wiggly worms. Let me just straight out report that I have not been able to find a way to make the LELO IDA well for me with any sort of simultaneous penetration.

1. LELO IDA + dildo= failure. Even using my thinnest silicone dildo, the Tantus Rocket (which is still 1.5″ in diameter, so it’s not tiny), and a ton of water-based lube, inserting one while the other was already inside of me was not easy nor fun. I tried my Don Wands Red Sweetheart Glass Dildo on the off chance its 1″ diameter and super smooth glass surface would be more successful. Nope.

2. LELO IDA + penis= fiasco. I thought getting both the LELO IDA and a dildo inside of me was problematic. Swapping a penis for a dildo? To quote Joey Buttafuoco, fuhgeddaboutit. There is not enough lube in the world to make this task less onerous for my partner or myself. Condoms just added another layer of aggravating drag to the mix.

With a dildo, the LELO IDA’s gyrations were uncomfortable, but with a penis? It was all the more more awkward. While I found it simply bothersome, he considered having a rigid, rotating arm slamming into his penis every other second flat out painful. Generally not a fan of testing sex toys that require his participation beyond merely using them on me, he eventually made good on his threat to throw the IDA across the room, ending the experiment with a resounding NO.

The packaging of the LELO IDA Couples Vibrator is typical LELO packaging, which is to say that it’s sturdy and luxurious. The external box is lightweight cardboard with images and a bit of information about the vibrator. The color of the toy pictured on this box corresponds to the color of the IDA contained inside. In this case, Cerise.

Within this outer package is the ever rugged, discrete, black box that has “LELO” imprinted on its top, black on black. It can be used for long-term storage but is significantly larger than the LELO IDA so it takes up a good amount of space. This is one of reasons LELO always includes a good quality, satin storage pouch, also in black.

In addition to the LELO IDA, its remote, and the lovely storage pouch, the box contains the charging cable, which actually plugs into the wall, not a USB port (yes!). Hats off to LELO for not joining many sex toy manufacturers in their quest to rid us all of our wall chargers. While I like the option to charge my sex toys via USB, if I have to choose, I will choose a wall charger every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

In classic LELO fashion, the two AAA batteries required by the IDA’s remote are included (Energizers, no less). Thank you, LELO. They always enclose a sample of LELO Personal Moisturizer (otherwise known as their water-based lube), a user manual, and the basics on their one year warranty and 10 year quality guarantee.

As with other remote controlled LELO vibrators, such as the Lyla, LELO provides the same plastic key you must have if you want to open the battery compartment on the remote without resorting to MacGyver-like trickery. You can pry it open without this key but it’s not easy and will end up damaging the remote, so do NOT lose it.

I vaguely remember complaining in my last LELO review that the user manual was short on info, which had to be tracked down on the LELO website. However, in the case of the LELO IDA (and TARA, its remote control free sibling), there seems to be a return to a more thorough hard copy manual, which I appreciate.

LELO still refers you to their website for more details, but the bulk of what most people want and need to know is in the manual. I actually wasn’t able to find much more on the site for the average user, but it does have specs.

LELO IDA Couples Vibrator Pros:
• Great concept
• Control level of intensity separately for each mode
• Lets you know when it needs to be recharged
• Silky silicone
• Waterproof
• Rechargeable
• Remote (good) batteries included
• Quiet
• Minimal charging time
• Good charge to play time ratio
• Travel lock

LELO IDA Couples Vibrator Cons:
• Uncomfortable/painful with additional penetration
• Worse with condom
• Not particularly pleasant internal sensation
• Buzzy vibrations
• Vibrations not strong enough
• Difficult to insert by self
• Awkward using with dildo

I wanted to like the LELO IDA, I really did. I’m a sucker for new and different sex toys. I still like the concept behind the IDA, I just can’t make it work well with my body. The higher pitch and lesser strength of the vibrations are certainly not helpful, keeping me from enjoying the IDA on my own without additional penetration.

The fact that using condoms made the experience worse is a big downside in my mind because many couples use condoms for a variety of very important reasons. Of course, it could have been the condoms we used or a bigger issue for us than for others.

The LELO IDA may be more effective for women with less finicky g-spots and clits that protrude significantly more than mine. Those who don’t need very powerful vibrations to orgasm nor mind buzzy-ish vibrators (or even prefer them) are much better candidates for the IDA than I am. If this describes you, take time to explore the sensations added by the stimulation of a larger portion of the clitoral complex. This could further your enjoyment.

While the LELO IDA has many of the positive qualities I find in LELO sex toys, their lovely, silky silicone, the straightforward control panel, and the capability to control the intensity of the vibration in each separate mode, these cannot override the reality that this particular sex toy is a complete fail for my body.

Bottom line: The LELO IDA is a cool concept that, unfortunately, is totally off the mark for me. However, it has enough positive aspects that may make it worth trying if you think you won’t have the same issues with the vibrations as I do. If you’re going to give it a shot, the remote really is worth the extra cash. Not for the SenseMotion aspect, but for its hands-free functionality.

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Review, Take Two, Plus Accessories

I was super excited to test it, as I always am with new sex toy technology. Unfortunately, the Revel Body’s moderate strength and diffuse vibrations did not work as well for me as I had hoped. So what the hell am I doing reviewing this toy again?

Some time after the original Revel Body was released, the company changed its motor and sent the Revel Body version 2 out into the world. A big downside to this is they didn’t really tell anyone and both versions of the Revel Body look exactly the same. I had to label my vibrators to be sure not to get them mixed up because I can’t tell the difference by looking at them.

In addition, Revel Body designed four accessory tips that can be swapped with the original tip included with the vibrator. If you recall, I mentioned in my original review that I thought the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator might work better for me with one of these different tips to focus the vibrations rather diffusing them.

Thus, the point of this review is to compare both versions of the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator and to determine if any of the four accessory tips, Cona, Fawn, Ever, and Niko, work better for my body than the original Rose Tip. I shall also discuss the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Travel Pack/Charger. I realize this is an extra long review, but it is separated into categories to make the information easier to access.

If you haven’t done so already, I strongly suggest you take a a few minutes to read my review of the original Revel Body Sonic Vibrator because I’m not going to re-review it here. However, I will include the two videos below, which clearly demonstrate how a traditional rotary motor and the Revel Body linear motor are different.

Got it? Great, let’s move on. There are four areas in which there seem to be differences between versions 1 and 2 of the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator- sound, power, function, and the instruction guide.

1. Sound: While the difference may not be so significant you’d detect it by memory, side by side, version 2 of the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator is noticeably quieter. An advantage to its linear motor is that even if someone can hear the Revel Body, it sounds nothing like a typical vibrator. The noise is much more like that of my Sonicare Toothbrush, which is the technology this vibrator is based upon.

A word of advice. If you find your Revel Body that is overly loud, remove its tip and slick it down with a few drops of water or water-based lubricant. This allows the tip to move smoothly back and forth and dampens the sound. It makes a HUGE difference. On its lowest levels, the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator is practically (properly lubricated) silent. As you increase the intensity of the vibrations, they become higher-pitched, almost whiny, which makes them louder. Just not quite as loud as the original version.

2. Power: The original Revel Body Sonic Vibrator has two power settings, whose differences are barely discernible, making the second one a complete waste. What’s the point of having a higher power setting if it feels the same as the lower one, right? I don’t have time to sit around pushing buttons all day, I’m a busy person! The decision to stick with just the one setting on Version 2 was smart. Either the vibrator is on or off, nice and simple.

In addition to its two power settings, the original Revel Body Sonic Vibrator had 10 levels of intensity, while Version 2 has only six discrete power levels. Though it may seem that more is better, I prefer Version 2′s six levels to the original’s 10. Many of those 10 levels were so similar as to be pointless and unnecessary. I feel no difference between the two vibrators at either their highest or lowest settings. Then again, I’m not sure if Version 2 is intended to be more powerful or just easier to use.

3. Function: Version 2 of the Revel Body is more straightforward. Though the two vibrators have the same three button control panel, Version 2′s is simpler. Both have the dedicated on/off switch (of which I highly approve) and + and – buttons that increase and decrease intensity. However, the one power setting and six levels of intensity make the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Version 2 easy peasy lemon squeezy. It also has a memory chip like the original, so when you turn the vibrator on, it will be on the same level as when you turned it off.

4. Instruction Guide: (AKA user manual) What struck me most about the original user manual was its 800 pages (slight hyperbole, perhaps) of warnings and precautions. I had never seen so many in a sex toy manual and there were some really odd ones as well. Revel Body has managed to condense the warnings in Version 2′s guide down to three pages, most of them the typical CYA warnings used by most sex toy manufacturers.

Of course, as the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator is still all about magnets, those warnings continue to be included. The one of greatest concern to me is the same one that bothered me in the original manual regarding destroying magnetically stored media. It’s basically one of those warnings that you shouldn’t put things like computers, cell phones, and credit cards near strong magnets. That always makes me a tad nervous.

Though the magnetic tips easily attract small things like paperclips, push pins, and each other, they don’t react at all to my body piercings. Then again, the jewelry is all non-magnetized material, such as surgical stainless steel and niobium. If you actually have jewelry in your body piercings that react to these magnets, you might want to consider shopping for something new. The Version 2 guide is also better organized than the previous one.

The packaging for the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Version 2 is the same as the original packaging. So, no clues there as to which version you’ve got, which is just wrong. If a company updates its product, they don’t have to make a big brouhaha about it, but there should absolutely be an easy way to determine which version you are purchasing. I find the fact that Revel Body makes it impossible to differentiate versions a bit sketchy.

I still have three problems with the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator, regardless of which Accessory Tip I use- the intensity of the vibrations, the shape of the vibrator, and the issue with pressure. Though I complained in my original review that the Revel Body’s ergonomic shape caused some hand cramping (specific to me), I did not find this to be the case the second time around. I attribute this difference to my medical conditions, not the vibrator.

However, even Cona, my favorite tip, doesn’t extend far enough away from the vibrator (approximately .5″) to keep its round body from interfering. Due to the architecture of my vulva, with my little tiny clit hiding underneath its hood, I require something that can move past the protective barrier of my inner labia and really get in there. None of these tips can accomplish this effectively.

The linear motor of the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator creates vibrations that feel different from most of my other vibrators. The two lowest level are incredibly deep and rumbly, though not super strong. As soon as I hit the + button to go up to the third level, the vibrations change dramatically.

They go from deep and rumbly to very high-pitched in sound and feel. Levels 3-6 cause far too much discomfort, even pain in some cases, for me to use at all. Though I can orgasm on the second level of vibration, it takes some time and serious concentration and my clit is excessively sensitive afterward.

A big problem with the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator’s linear motor is that the vibrations stop immediately at the barest hint of pressure. There I am, adjusting the vibrator against my body, trying to find the best position, right? Then all of the sudden, the tip senses the slightest compression and bam! Nothing. It’s as if I’ve turned the vibrator off. SO frustrating.

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Version 2 Pros:
• Fewer unnecessary settings
• Easier to use control panel
• Slightly quieter
• Better instruction guide

Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Version 2 Cons:
• No way to determine which version you own
• No discernible increase in power

The fewer settings and easier to use control panel give the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Version 2 better functionality. The near silence of the vibrator on levels 1 and 2 (the only ones my body can tolerate) and my slightly enhanced experience with the Cona Tip are also positive aspects.

You guys know how I feel about the importance useful instruction guides and the improvements to the new one are noticeable. I am still very bothered by what seems to be secretive behavior on Revel Body’s part in updating the Sonic Vibrator without transparency, nor creating a way to tell the two versions apart.

Is the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator Version 2 an improvement over its predecessor? Yes, but what good is that when you can’t be certain what you’re purchasing? Can I really increase my rating of a sex toy when the only way to know I’m using the new version is by comparing it side by side to my older version (with both vibrators turned on, no less)? No, no, and again, NO.

I was hoping my encounters with the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator would be much better with at least one of the Accessory Tips. Unfortunately, it’s not enough of a difference to change my original rating, regardless of which version of the vibrator I use.

We-Vibe Tango

At the time the Touch was released, the We-Vibe Tango was also brought to market. I was dying to try it to discover if I preferred the Tango to my well-loved We-Vibe Touch. It has taken quite some time, but thanks to Burlesque Toy Shop, I was finally able to test the We-Vibe Tango.

We-Vibe is a Canadian company best known for its revolutionary couples vibrator, the We-Vibe (the current incarnation is technically called the We-Vibe 4). Shockingly, I have yet to review this popular product. After their success with earlier versions of the We-Vibe (Burlesque Toy Shop carries both the We-Vibe II and the We-Vibe III as well), the company produced three mini vibrators for solo (and partner, of course) play. Enter the We-Vibe Tango, stage left.

At just 3.5″ long and .7″ wide, or 5/8″ in diameter, and weighing only 1.3 ounces (compared to the We-Vibe Touch at 3.1 ounces), the We-Vibe Tango packs a serious punch. It may look like an innocuous, miniature traditional vibrator, but its unusual lipstick-like tip makes it stand out in a crowd. You all know that for the most part I need pinpoint stimulation to orgasm and I tend to prefer pointy vibrators. Unfortunately, they’re not terribly easy to come by, which is one of the reasons I love my Touch so much and have coveted the We-Vibe Tango for long.

The Tango is made from PC-ABS thermoplastic, which is the same material used to make many baby toys because it’s so body-safe they can chew on it. This particular PC-ABS thermoplastic is latex, BPA, and phthalate-free.

A quick aside- BPA is that nasty stuff in plastic that can leech into your food and water and cause harm, especially in children. This is why it’s important to ensure your plasticware and plastic water bottles you use on an ongoing basis are BPA free.

One of the great things about PC-ABS thermoplastic is that it can tolerate both water-based lubricant and silicone-based lubricant without issues, unlike many silicone products.

The We-Vibe Tango charges magnetically so it has no open ports, making it waterproof and submersible. It’s also super easy to clean. Warm water and mild (non-antibacterial) soap or a sex toy cleaner will do the trick. You can use peroxide and rubbing alcohol on some plastics to kill germs, but I don’t feel it’s necessary and it’s impossible to know know how the material of the toy will react beforehand.

My We-Vibe Tango Vibrator is a Pepto Bismol pink, which is not my favorite color but I can put up with a lot for a good pointy tip. Around its base is the practically invisible We-Vibe logo and the (slightly more visible) word “Tango”. The PC-ABS thermoplastic is completely rigid (as plastic usually is) so there is no give at all. The white area on the bottom of the vibrator is both the control panel and charging point.

The two metal contacts that protrude a wee bit from the We-Vibe Tango’s bottom are magnetic contact points that attach to the vibrator’s charger. The Tango’s charger is the same as that of the We-Vibe Touch. Both chargers will charge either vibrator. One improvement over the Touch’s charger is that the Tango’s has a We-Vibe label on its base, which is awesome for someone who has a million charging cables stuffed into a drawer.

Unfortunately, We-Vibe did not change what I really disliked about the Touch’s charger, that it consists of two pieces. The AC charger plugs into the wall, then into the small round plastic piece with magnetic contacts that actually charges the Tango. I didn’t understand why they designed the charger this way, so I asked about it. We-Vibe responded with a very reasonable answer.

For international shipping purposes, the two piece design allows them to swap the appropriate AC plug for each region. This hadn’t occurred to me at all and I’m embarrassed to be one of those people who thinks the entire world revolves around the U.S. Bad, bad, BAD!

This frustratingly separate charging piece has a tiny LED that glows green when the magnets are lined up properly and the We-Vibe Tango is charging. When the vibrator is fully charged, the LED goes dark. The charger automatically shuts itself off once the Tango has completed its charging session, so leaving it plugged for a while will not damage the vibrator. Of course, it’s still a good idea to unplug the charger from the wall when not in use to conserve energy.

We-Vibe recommends charging the Tango for 90 minutes before your first use. Mine arrived partially charged so it didn’t take much time before it was good to go. The magnetic connection is strong so the vibrator doesn’t disengage from the charger the instant you walk away.

A 90 minute charge should provide up to two hours of play time. The Tango’s base will glow to let you know when power is low and it needs recharging. According to We-Vibe, the Tango will hold a charge for up to 60 days and has a lifetime of approximately 500 charge cycles. That may seem like a lot but I’m guessing it won’t take long to kill the We-Vibe Tango if I use it as much as I anticipate.

Though I referred to the base of the We-Vibe Tango Vibrator as its control panel, it’s really just the one button. Of course, this makes the Tango super easy to operate. You turn on the vibrator and cycle through its eight vibration modes by pressing the button. After the eighth mode, the Tango will automatically turn off. If you want to turn it off at any point prior to that, press and hold the button for two seconds.

The We-Vibe Tango has a memory chip, just like the We-Vibe Touch. This means that the vibrator remembers which mode it was on when you turned it off and will start back up in the same one. The button requires firm pressure to change modes so it’s not likely you’ll do so unintentionally. There is an LED underneath the control button that flashes in conjunction with whichever pattern you have selected.

The We-Vibe Tango’s eight vibration modes are as follows:
1. Low= low steady vibration
2. Medium= medium steady vibration
3. High= high steady vibration
4. Ultra= super high steady vibration
5. Tease= five seconds of 9 slow pulses, three seconds fast pulsing
6. Wave= roller coaster
7. Pulse= very fast pulsing
8. Cha-cha= 2 long pulses, 3 short pulses

*Names are We-Vibe’s, descriptions are mine.

The Tango is quiet, though it doesn’t quite live up to We-Vibe’s “whisper quiet” descriptor. However, it cannot be heard through a thin door and its noise may even be dampened enough under covers (depending upon the density of your blankets) for you to use it without disturbing a sleeping partner.

As I was anticipating, the vibrations of the We-Vibe Tango are shockingly powerful for a vibrator of its size, of any size really. Though it cannot measure up to something like the X1 Orgasmatron (upcoming review), the Tango is stronger than some of my full-sized vibrators. No joke.

Not only are the We-Vibe Tango’s vibrations super strong, they are very deep and rumbly, just the way I like them. Though the Tango has contact with a very small area of my body, I can feel the vibrations more deeply than many other vibrators with a larger surface area. The video below provides a sense of the Tango’s power (at approximately 32 seconds) when it’s shown splattering water all over the place.

I don’t know if it’s because my We-Vibe Touch is 2.5 years old and has gone through quite a few of its charge cycles or if the silicone dampens the vibrations somewhat, but my brand new We-Vibe Tango is noticeably more powerful by at least one setting. For example, mode #1 on the Tango is equivalent to mode #2 on the Touch. It may even be a tad stronger. By the time I get to mode #4, the highest level of steady vibration, my We-Vibe Tango is much significantly more potent than old Touch.

As you can see, the silhouettes of the We-Vibe Tango and Touch are very different. The Touch is larger and has a curvy concave portion, while the Tango has a traditional cylindrical body that leads to a flat, pointed surface with narrow edges. Though the Tango cannot cup my labia like the Touch can, its smaller, narrower tip is able to effectively burrow in between my labia and up under my clit hood to provide precise, pinpoint contact.

The lipstick shape of the We-Vibe Tango Vibrator’s tip is unexpectedly versatile. I can angle the tip itself directly onto my clit for that pinpoint stimulation I just mentioned or I can place the flat surface over my clit hood to disperse the rumbly vibrations to a slightly greater area. The flat of the
Tango is also good for running along my labia and nipples as a tease.

The We-Vibe Tango’s powerful vibrations can also be used as an addition to anal play. Do NOT stick the Tango up your butt. It is so small, you will almost certainly end up with an embarrassing story about the time you had to go to the emergency room to have a sex toy removed from your anal cavity. However, pressing the Tango against the base of a non-vibrating butt plug magically transforms it into a vibrating butt plug, lickety split.

Raise your hand if you love Tantus Vibrators but find the included bullet vibe far too weak for your taste. Rejoice, Tantus lovers! You can replace that wimpy bullet with the We-Vibe Tango. Just add a drop or two of water-based lubricant to the Tango before sliding it into the Tantus toy to make removal easier.

The We-Vibe Tango Vibrator’s packaging is the same as that of the We-Vibe Touch. The box is shaped like a trapezoid and has an image of the vibrator on its front with the words “Personal Massager” in multiple languages, so it’s not very discreet. Inside the box, the Tango and its begging-to-be-lost magnetic charging piece are nestled snugly in a plastic tray with the wall plug, storage bag, and user manual tucked away in a smaller trapezoid. The storage pouch included with the We-Vibe Tango is made of soft, silky, white satin. It’s on the larger side so I can easily fit the Tango, Touch, and both chargers inside.

The user manual is simple and straightforward, using pictures for clarity. While I would like more detailed information, it provides enough for even a newbie to figure out how to use the We-Vibe Tango. The only odd thing I noticed were a few weird warnings, like “do not use on neck” and “do not use on a single area for more than 15 minutes”.

Why not use the Tango on your neck? Many vibrators/massagers can be used on other parts of the body, so why can’t the Tango? What’s up with the no longer than 15 minutes on a single area limit? It’s a vibrator. Many women need much longer than that to achieve orgasm. Maybe it’s an issue of causing numbness to the area with prolonged exposure, but I’d think it would be temporary.

Speaking of numbness, the We-Vibe Tango does have a tendency to cause buzzy hand syndrome. It’s basically impossible to avoid in such a small vibrator with this kind of power. However, some high-pitched, buzzy vibrators actually cause pain in my hands whereas the Tango doesn’t. The depth of its vibrations keeps the buzziness from being painful, but if I have the vibrator on for a while, I can end up with a reverberating sensation in my hand that continues for a but after turning it off.

We-Vibe Tango Clit Vibrator Pros:
• Pointy tip
• Powerful
• Deep and rumbly vibrations
• PC-ABS thermoplastic
• Waterproof
• Rechargeable
• Quiet
• Patterns
• Memory chip
• Good storage pouch
• We-Vibe label on charger

We-Vibe Tango Clit Vibrator Cons:
• Separate charging piece
• Buzzy hand syndrome

It’s truly a challenge finding fault with the We-Vibe Tango Vibrator. I now understand the purpose of splitting the charger into two pieces, though it’s still a bit of a drag. I keep them plugged together at all times because I don’t want to lose the magnetic portion. Buzzy hand syndrome can be a downer, but it is far less so with the Tango than a high-pitched vibrator.

The powerful, deep and rumbly vibrations and the angled, pointy tip are fabulous. The high-quality PC-ABS thermoplastic is easy to clean and does not attract lint in the slightest (what I dislike most about the We-Vibe Touch). I’m happy to now have both the Tango and the Touch because though they have similarities, they are still quite different. I am concerned that my We-Vibe Touch may on its last gasp though…

Bottom line: Unless you are unable to tolerate the sensation of vibrations in your hands, it’s hard to see how you could go wrong with the We-Vibe Tango Vibrator. It is simple to use, no matter your level of experience with sex toys, and not many clit vibrators can match the strength and depth of its vibrations. The We-Vibe Tango Vibrator from the Burlesque Toy Shop is an absolute win.