The Isis and age claims

P'Gell P'Gell
Isis review
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So, this little finger vibe has made the claim that it is made for "women between the ages of 18 and 30." Does anyone know of any research that would support such a claim?

I know women in their 40s who have very sensitive clitorises, and those in their teens or 20s with "Clits O Steel."

I see no reason to limit the appeal of a vibrator by age, thus the company is excluding a large proportion of the buying public, who for the most part, have a little more disposible income (at least until Bush was done with us, we did.)

Any thoughts on this? It might be a cute little vibe and I included it in an article for EdenCafe I wrote on "Beginner Toys" because it's very intuitive to use. But, not because of the age thing.
12/05/2010
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Envy Envy
That's weird, I didn't know toys had age limits now, I know there was 'not for anyone under 18' for obvious law reasons, but now there's an age cap, too? Ridiculous. Even older women should be able to use it no problem.
12/05/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
One would think it would simply say adult or 18+ seems odd to put a suggested age limit on a sex toy lol What we enjoy may change over time but we still enjoy a lot of things after 30 especially when we are all so different
12/05/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I pulled this off their website - Note: The vibration frequency of 80Hz this is the perceived frequency to stimulate the erogenous zones. During the development we have found 80Hz is more responsive in the younger women aged between 18 to 30 years of age whilst the 30+ prefer the Chandra with the increased vibration of 110Hz. link
12/05/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
Huh. That's interesting. I never thought of a vibe being more suitable for a particular age group. Everyone is different, regardless of their age, so I'm tempted to call bullshit, but what do I know?
12/05/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
I pulled this off their website - Note: The vibration frequency of 80Hz this is the perceived frequency to stimulate the erogenous zones. During the development we have found 80Hz is more responsive in the younger women aged between 18 to 30 years of ... More
Thanks for the link, JT. But, aside from their website, I have read, learned, or seen nothing else that confirms this. Although some women need more stimulation as they get a little older (and that usually doesn't happen until perimenopause, which can start from the mid 30s to the mid 40s, depending on the woman, NOT the same as menopause BTW) a lot of women over 30 or over 40 still have very sensitive clits, and a lot of younger women need power to arrive at climax.


Different women like different types of stimulation (which is why some women can get off on buzzy rabbits or eggs, while others need rumbling deep register massagers and some women need or care more for things in between. I'm not buying the 80Hz thing for "perceived frequency to stimulate erogenous zones" myself.


I just wonder if they are shooting themselves in the foot by making these unproven claims. I see no actual evidence proven data, no P values, nothing but "we have found" which is a way of saying "Here's some bullshit I'm going to feed you." (When I was giving classes on women's health, if we felt something was probably true, (or the director wanted us to present something in a certain way) yet we had no research or definitive data that it was we were told to use the term "many women have found this works for them) so I a more than a bit suspicious.

Thanks for the link, though. Maybe I'll email them and see if there is any real research.
12/05/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Thanks for the link, JT. But, aside from their website, I have read, learned, or seen nothing else that confirms this. Although some women need more stimulation as they get a little older (and that usually doesn't happen until perimenopause, ... More
I'm also wondering if they're losing out on a lot of sales by making the claim that it's for women 18-30. I think this could be worded much better. Perhaps, rather than saying it's for women 18-30 they could suggest that in many cases, based up on their research, women between those ages find the vibrations more ideal and that their other model was more often suited to women over 30. But saying that it's "for women ages 18-30" seems exclusive and steers people away. I know that once I read that I moved on since I don't want a vibrator that will only be useful for three years. I mean, yeah, I get that I'm sure it isn't a definitive cut-off point but it's all about the wording in marketing!
12/05/2010
Coralbell Coralbell
I have the Chandra which is the stronger version and supposed to be for women over 30. I'm 20 and it isn't strong enough for me. I don't think age has a lot to do with sensitivity.
12/05/2010
hive83 hive83
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
So, this little finger vibe has made the claim that it is made for "women between the ages of 18 and 30." Does anyone know of any research that would support such a claim?

I know women in their 40s who have very sensitive ... More
I never heard of a age limit it kind of depends on the person.
12/05/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Thanks for the link, JT. But, aside from their website, I have read, learned, or seen nothing else that confirms this. Although some women need more stimulation as they get a little older (and that usually doesn't happen until perimenopause, ... More
It is true. Maybe it is their own assumptions or like they tested this theory in their office. If you write to them keep us posted
12/05/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Chandra were a more expensive toy, given that above the age of 30 most people have a bit more disposable income making it easier to sell them a more expensive item. However given that the price is identicle it makes absolutely no sense to me, they should just add "for those who want more POWER or something, the age thing is stupid.
12/05/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
With the age thing, I'm surprised they didn't specify if one had given birth or been handled a lot by courteous boyfriends ... or it's just part of the assumption of the age thing ... "Okay, gals, you should have been around the block a few times by thirty, so here's something stronger."
12/05/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
I just saw this now. I bought the thing because it looks smaller and like it would pinpoint more easily. I am 31 and I figured I'd give it a shot. I don't buy the age thing either but that's what they claim.
That is why I stated in my review that it's just not as strong as the Chandra from what I have read.

Now I have to buy the Chandra, of course, to see which one works better for me but the Isis did just fine.
I have had a kid, been around the block, and have been a heavy smoker for years. I think it was ~LaUr3n~'s review of the Isis that said something about losing the feeling in your nerve endings from age and smoking/drinking..etc.

I suppose it depends really, on how sensitive your clit is. Mine is reasonably sensitive. Mind you, the vibes are buzzy and light and I have had much more powerful O's from deeper vibes.
12/07/2010
Illusional Illusional
That's so weird... I'll have to give it a shot.
12/07/2010
Lavender420 Lavender420
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Originally posted by Envy
That's weird, I didn't know toys had age limits now, I know there was 'not for anyone under 18' for obvious law reasons, but now there's an age cap, too? Ridiculous. Even older women should be able to use it no problem.
Agreed!
12/11/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
So, this little finger vibe has made the claim that it is made for "women between the ages of 18 and 30." Does anyone know of any research that would support such a claim?

I know women in their 40s who have very sensitive ... More
That's hilarious! Why in the world would a toy have an "age cap" lol
12/13/2012
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