Bcurious. Be very, very curious. (video review)The bcurious is a sleek and modern looking ergonomic clitoral stimulator. It has seven vibrational functions, light up buttons, is rechargeable, incredibly quiet and quite strong for a non battery toy. It's smooth to the touch, transmits vibrations well and gives very pinpoint stimulation. A definite upgrade from some of the existing vibes in this category.
How can you go wrong?
You can't. The bcurious is an amazing little vibrator.
Designed for clitoral use this toy is four inches long by one and a half inches wide. It fits in the palm of your hand with room to spare. It's curved to feel comfortable and thins to a stimulating, pointed tip that transmits vibrations spectacularly.
The bcurious is rechargeable and comes with an a/c adapter which plugs into the wall and into a covered port on the side of the toy. It charges in about two hours and lasts about the same amount of time once charged, depending on the speed you use it at. As it's charging, the backlight behind the control buttons blinks. When it glows steadily, it's fully charged and should be unplugged. You should not charge the bcurious for over 24 hours and should not leave it plugged in when not in use.
The controls are on a small press button pad and, as mentioned, backlit by a blue light. There is a button for on/off as well as a button to scroll thru the functions. The buttons are super easy to press yet didn't give me any trouble being pressed at the wrong time in use. They do not lock for travel, though, which is the only drawback I've so far found.
A single press to the on/off button turns the bcurious on, pressing the function button starts it rumbling on a low, steady vibe. Press two takes you to medium, which is a fairly high powered medium. Three presses takes you to high and the high is pretty darned strong. It's a buzzy vibration and very smooth. You get that typical digital vibration, like with the Form 6 or Lelo products, with no battery rattle. It's very, VERY quiet with less of the high pitched whine many rechargeable toys have. Pressing the button again takes you into patterns; the first is a slow rumbling escalation, second is a medium pulsation, third is a faster pulsation and the fourth is a medium pulsation that ends in a long steady vibe. Pressing the button again takes you back to low. You can turn it off at any point by pressing the on/off button.
The bcurious fits in your hand rather like a computer mouse. It is meant to be held upside down, with the buttons on the bottom and the pointed tip pressed against your clitoris (or other erogenous zone). Because of this, buttons are not pressed during use unless you tilt it oddly and they press against your mons. This never happened to me but I can see where it could.
Vibrations thru the pointed tip are very, very pinpoint which makes them feel strong and focused. I can only compare this to the Laya Spot which, while super similar, has a wider head and more diffused vibrations. The bcurious, held in hand, feels about the same strength as the Laya Spot, only smoother. In use, however, because of how pin point it is, it feels much stronger to me.
You can also flip the bcurious over use the bottom, flatter part to stimulate if you like more diffused sensations across a broader space. It works very well this way. Both ways allow as much pressure as you need.
Both eden fantasys and bswish list the bcurious as silicone but it feels like smooth, velvety plastic to me. The pink swoosh down the center and the charging port cover feel silicone but the body of the vibe feels more like plastic. Not smooth, sleek and shiny plastic but velvety and soft to the touch, yet firm.
The bcurious comes in a nice box with an instruction manual (not much info in it, though), the charger and a drawstring bag that feels like a sweatshirt. It's thick and cushy, soft, with a fleecy inside. Both charger and toy fit in the bag easily.
Overall, the bcurious is my favorite ergonomic clitoral stimulator. It's far better than both the Laya Spot and the Better than Chocolate and even better -- and stronger -- than the Lelo Nea. It's comfortable to hold, charges quickly, is plenty strong enough (though it's not a super powerful vibe. It's not going to rival the hitachi or some huge, C cell traditional vibe. It's about as strong as a bullet, only sleeker and smoother due to being rechargeable) and has the most amazing, fluid lines. It's modern and definitely an improvement on a common design.
Use only water based lubes with this -- even if the body is plastic, the strip is silicone and it could react to silicone lubes. Clean up with a wipe, soap and water or with bleach. You can share this easily if you bleach it but, because of the motor, I wouldn't boil or put it in the dishwasher.
It is waterproof so no special care needs to be taken to avoid the charging port though I would check it after cleaning or bath/shower use and blow out any water that may have gotten around the silicone cover.