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The Pipedreams Silicone P.E. vibe is a good anal toy at a great price given its vibrations, and lends itself well to couple's play—those who have experience, or those trying something different. Intermediate-to-experienced solo users may have some minor problems with the handles or basic vibrations, but nothing too tricky. Solo beginners are advised to either find something easier to target solo, or hire a sherpa.
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Pros:
Good price point for vibrating anal toy, simple to use and clean-up, good for couples
Cons:
Not for solo-beginners, might be too thick for newcomers, know your prostate first.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

Pipedream's Silicone P.E. Vibe is designed to be user friendly. I mean, how hard could it be to figure out? You've got a tapered end, two finger holes, and a knob at the end that is both the vibration control and the battery access, much like a number of flashlights. This isn't exactly rocket science: lube up (or, better yet, put a condom on it first, THEN lube up for easier cleanup), insert GENTLY through anal sphincter, aim, and enjoy the sensations.

It's so simple, even the Geico marketing team could do it! How could that not work? Well, we'll get to that in my experience. For now, who's it for?

I would NOT recommend this for people who are new to anal play AND single. As a starter, it's not bad size-wise—perhaps a little larger than recommended, but at it's widest it's about 1.5" in diameter. Take it slow and easy and you can gradually get used to the little gradations. Still, if you're starting out with anal play for the first time, maybe get something slightly smaller and consider the merits of a simpler texture. The ball-like texture helps a little in keeping hold of the toy, but also means that there are speed bumps to get over each time you want to press forward. The soft silicone is rigid enough to push through, but soft enough to not feel like you're in danger of injuring anything more than your pride.

The main use is anal stimulation of the prostate. It could feasibly be used to stimulate the G-spot either vaginally or anally, but that's not really the designers intent. Honestly girls, you have enough vibrators out there, can't you leave one for just the guys? Well, then again, maybe you can have this one, too.

Besides anal stimulation and possibly vaginal stimulation, that's pretty much it for uses. Well, besides the annual anonymous gift exchange at the office.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Gag gift
    • Prostate play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Quiet vibrations
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

Here we've got your basic smooth silicone vibrator, bent slightly to allow better access to the prostate. Its shape seems to borrow from anal balls, which would make sense given its use. At first, the silicone has no smell. In hindsight, I should have used condoms on it to keep it that way—after first use, even after cleaning thoroughly, it retained a very faint odd smell … not what you would expect, but vaguely nutty? Think walnuts and chestnuts, pervs, though the other would be more logical.

Because it's silicone, you might be tempted to boil it to clean it. I would advise against that, though, as it does have electronics that can't be removed, and boiling for any length of time could cause the vibrating part to become permanently damaged. Not to mention the end-cap is plastic, and likely to end up melting in boiling. Dishwasher safe, perhaps, but I'd stick with the good old system of condom during play, and rinse and wash with toy cleaner afterwards. I'm lazy like that. Remember kids—an ounce of forethought is worth a pound of effort afterwards. And nothing kills the afterglow (or lack thereof) like worrying about cleaning your toys.
    • Bumpy
    • Flexible
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

It's shaped like someone took a bunch of anal balls of increasing diameter, bored the center out, and put them on their slightly crooked, eerily long finger. And then glued two teacup handles to the side.

Okay, not the sexiest description. But really, it is shaped like a bundle of anal balls pulled one against the next and crooked slightly like a finger, with two small finger loops at the back for energetic couple's play, and then the nub that holds the batteries and controls the vibrations.

And here's where we run into the first snag. Those finger loops should be the first indication that this MIGHT not have been designed for solo play, as they work well to make sure that the toy doesn't slip in, but aren't really helpful when on your own. The second complaint is the vibration itself—it's quiet, which is nice, but it seems to center at the base rather than farther up the shaft. Which means that you get all the way to the end and then get your anus numbed, while your prostate gets not much of anything. Numbing towards the beginning would have been more appreciated, and might have made my trials more enjoyable.

Other design qualms: the vibrations on the P.E. Vibe are basic throttle-control, unlike some of the other vibes which feature patterns. Those with short attention spans … well, they probably haven't read this far, but might get bored quickly without constantly turning the nub one way or another.


Finally, just a personal aesthetic complaint, but … pink? Really? I mean, most guys probably aren't going to keep this out on display and if they are, the color isn't the first question most manly-men would raise, but really? Pink as the accent splash? I just don't understand it.
    • Futuristic
    • Partner play
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

The best point about this particular toy happens to be price point. It's pretty much alone in the prostate stimulation market at this price point to have a vibration function. On top of the vibration function itself, it's a fairly quiet vibration, which is a bonus.

Negatives go to awkward placement of the vibrator motor, which numbs the anus but doesn't really do much to help with the prostate unless you hit it dead-on. And numbing the anus with an anal toy inside can be a bit frightening for a novice.

I see this as being a decent toy for couples trying to expand their play options, and that seems to have been Pipedreams's intent. The finger holes at the base are smaller, seemingly designed for a woman's fingers, and the shape is better designed for one partner being passive while the other partner aims and controls the vibrations.
    • Discreet sound
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

It's a silicone anal toy, so the basics apply. The easiest method is a condom over the toy, lube up, enjoy, and then do the doctor's glove trick and reverse the condom as you pull the toy out, throwing the condom out. Rinse, wash, rinse, dry, and store. Done!

Also, standard warnings apply—if this is a chaste toy (used only by one, errr, recipient), then condoms are optional, though they make cleaning much easier. If it's a slutty toy (ethical or not), change condoms between partners.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • Use a condom

Packaging

It comes in a clear plastic box with some neat pink (again?!) waves. It kinda discloses everything inside, and probably not great for storage. The tray pops out, and voila, there's the toy. Not much else to it, really. Just don't give it as a gift at a family gathering. Now, if it's a family gathering, that's a different matter altogether.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable

Experience

So, here we get to my personal experience with the toy. It's probably pretty obvious by this point that I did not have the most impressive of experiences with the toy, and it comes down to one fairly sad, somewhat embarrassing admission.

I couldn't find my prostate.

Now, let's be fair on two points. First, I can find both the clitoris and the G-spot pretty quickly. Second, on the opposite side of the curve, we're talking about the same guy who initially thought that his building was shaking because of his Hitachi when, in fact, it was an earthquake. So I can be hit-or-miss on intelligence. But yes, it comes down to one thing—I couldn't find my own prostate with this toy. It's like it was playing hide-and-go seek with me, because I'd think I'd find it, and then it'd disappear again.

Hence why I will say once more that this is not a solo beginner's toy. It can be a couple's beginner toy, or it can be a solo toy for someone of intermediate experience, but it really does not lend itself well to positive thoughts for the solo beginner.
    • Never gonna find it
    • Roadmaps or tour guides please
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  • Owl Identified
    Owl Identified  
    Hey Shadowfall, great review. I just wanted to make a quick note about the material - this is actually TPR silicone as opposed to regular ol' 100% silicone.

    TPR and other silicone composites are porous and as you correctly noted, cannot be shared with 100% safety (although condoms do reduce risk of transmission of bacteria or viruses). However, if this really were 100% silicone (as it's misleading name implies) then it would be safe to use without a condom if it were thoroughly sanitized first.
  • Owl Identified
    Owl Identified  
    Oh, and a little side bar: I'm surprised by all the pink involved with this one! My boyfriend would probably loved it though. He hates that EVERYTHING in the world of prostate toys is red or black or like, covered in flickering tongues of flame and monster trucks (you know, man stuff...) Still, I can't imagine the color palate for this would appeal to the greatest common denominator, I wonder what their reasoning was with that...
  • Purpleladybug
    Purpleladybug  
    Thanks for the awesome review!!
  • IslandGoddess
    IslandGoddess  
    I might be scared to try this! but Thank you Very Nice Review !
  • Shadowfall
    Shadowfall  
    Thanks for the information Owl. And yeah - the color palate for prostate toys is a little underwhelming. Personally, the one I really can't stand is the brown version of Billy by Lelo....really? The blue is better, IMHO. I guess it's kinda hard to pick out colors that will be accepted by everyone, particularly with anal toys.
  • Owl Identified
    Owl Identified  
    Oh, no! I love that "brown" color! I think of it more as a burgundy or maybe mahogany Also, Shadowfall, I'm not sure if you received it but I sent you a private message!
  • Shadowfall
    Shadowfall  
    Still trying to learn the system - will check now.

    Yeah - I forgot that it's not brown, it's burgundy - between my monitor and my problems with reds, it looked brown on my screen. Mahogany I can roll with.
  • WierdAl
    WierdAl  
    A very honest and informative review. Thank you!
  • Stinkytofu10
    Stinkytofu10  
    thank you for the extensive review
  • pleasurehunter
    pleasurehunter  
    thanks
  • Missmarc
    Missmarc  
    Thank you for the written review and follow-up. I wouldn't want a toy that numbs the anus either. That's too bad a toy designed for p-spot stimulation doesn't vibrate exactly on the p-spot
  • Cookie Monster Mike
    Cookie Monster Mike  
    Nice review thanks!
  • DiamondKoala
    DiamondKoala  
    Thanks for the great review. I was wondering whether or not this would work better for solo or couple because of the handles. Now I know.
  • cheesewizz
    cheesewizz  
    nice review
  • sugar&spikes
    sugar&spikes  
    thanks for the review !
  • Peres2013
    Peres2013  
    Thanks!
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