Minivibe Little Paul click 'n' charge - sex toy by Fun Factory - review by Ryuson

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This adorable little toy would be perfect for more sensitive users or beginners who want a cute, versatile, high quality toy with some settings to play around with. Compared to the Bimini series this is about one vroom weaker, but it also manages to be one bee less loud. I personally really like the shape and design, but I don't quite feel that it will be worth the tall price tag to a lot of users.
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Pros:
Cute, green, lots of patterns, quiet, would be a great first toy, fun to thrust with, compact size
Cons:
Hard to charge, weak, expensive, may be too small for some
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This newest, improved version of the classic Fun Factory toy Little Paul is a very fun and versatile toy. This vibrator is fairly long, and can be used in many different situations. Its main purpose is to be used internally for thrusting. It's a great design for this, especially with the way it gradually gets thicker. Some people may be able to use this for g-spotting, but that depends on your personal taste and anatomy.

This vibrator can also be used externally. The small, round tip is a great shape for clitoral use, and the vibrations should transfer well enough that most people should be happy. It can also be used on other external erogenous zones and for teasing, though it may not be the best for a basic body massage.

I would not recommend using the Little Paul anally. Other than being thick and not an ideal anal toy, the Little Paul has no flared base, retrieval cord, or real handle. This toy, if you were okay with the size and shape, would have the potential to get lost inside you. Eden has a ton of safe anal toys, so if you're looking for something like that I'd suggest a product that is made specifically with a safe design.

This toy would be fine for couple play. I feel like the 'innocent' design, as long as it isn't going to weird you out, would be a good way to introduce toys to someone who doesn't want a realistic vibrator. It wouldn't be the ideal toy to use between two people during sex, but because of the long shaft it would be more convenient than a traditional bullet.

As far as for people new to toys altogether? If the girth seems okay to you and you want something cute, this would be a great place to start. It doesn't have a very pronounced curve, but it is fairly firm and it has quite a few settings to play around with.

This toy 100% passes Ryus' dorm seal of approval. This toy, like all the ones I have from Fun Factory, has very quiet and discreet vibrations. It's also a good size to stash in a drawer or bundle up in a towel. Also, something that's personally a big deal, this toy is completely waterproof because it charges magnetically.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

This toy is made of thick, soft silicone. A lot of people have brand loyalty to Fun Factory because of their high quality silicone, and this toy is no different. The silicone itself is layered on top of a thicker, plastic body in order to give it a more rigid shape and allow for better thrusting.

Silicone is rated a 10 out of 10 on the Eden Safety Scale. It is nonporous and body safe, and it is a great material for both beginners and advanced users. Along with other care described below, silicone can be wiped down with a 10% bleach solution to disinfect it. This should be done every time you switch orifices or users.

This bright green material has a lot of give to it until you press against the plastic 'spine' of the toy. This means that the 'nose' of the toy has a lot of give, as well as the base of the toys where the buttons are located. The center shaft of the toy has little give at all to it because the silicone is thinner there. It's not flexible at all in the shaft, something that lets you have a bit more control over it.

Silicone has a lot of drag to it, and since this silicone is a bit 'sticky,' it grabs on to any lint and gunk it comes into contact with. Having so much drag, you may want to keep some lube in hand when you're playing with the Little Paul. In the shower or bath I have been able to get away without lube, but I also don't tend to have problems producing natural lubricant.

Silicone is a spectacular material for all users, beginners or seasoned reviewers alike. The soft tip and the firm body would make this great if you're looking for something to thrust with, but if you need something firm and 'intense' this silicone toy with a plastic spine may be too soft for you.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

This toy is almost the exact same size as the Bimini toys, but because they have the clitoral arm this one is a bit longer insertable-wise. I personally feel like they used the exact same 'base' for this and the other small Click n' Charge toys, just they varied the silicone design that got fit on top.

This toy is almost 6 inches long from 'nose' to the charging base, so it is fairly small compared to some of the other popular vibrators out there. The insertable portion of this toy is just over 4 inches, making this a nice toy if you like shallower penetration. It's about 4 inches around at the base, but it's much thinner at the tip.

Little Paul? He is little, and size queens or those who like feeling 'stretched' will be reaching for something larger. This is a great toy if you are just starting out with sex toys and but are used to penetration, or if you have a shallow g-spot (and low cervix) like I do. I personally can't stand toys that have a large girth at my entrance to thrust with, but the Paul is a wonderful size for me.

Just a side note, this toy is ADORABLE. If you are someone who gets squeeked out by toys with faces and like things that are a bit less 'innocent' or resembling an animal, the Paul is a horrible choice for you. It looks like a caterpillar without legs (or a green worm, which I haven't seen) and it boasts two small eyes and a large 'nose.' This design, if you don't mind the fact that it is looking at you, would be great to introduce as a couple or to a beginner who likes whimsical toys and doesn't want something phallic.

This toy is also completely straight. Other than the nubby 'nose,' this toy has no g-spot curve or bulge. This is great for me because I have a very easy-to-reach g-spot and don't like very intense stimulation, but if you like toys with curves the Paul might not have pressure where you need it.

I also really like the ridges. They're very subtle, but are still feelable during use. They don't really feel like they 'pop' in and out of you, but just like the toy is a little bit wavy. It's a great way to make the toy a little bit more interesting, but still make it comfortable for those of us who aren't as into texture.

I would highly recommend this toy to those who like penetration and who want something on the smaller side. This would be ideal for someone's first toy to figure out if they need more length/curve to a toy and it would be hard to bruise yourself with it because it's not pointy or bent.

Here is Paul in comparison to a pen
Paul VS Pen
Here's a close up of the face
Paul Face
Here is Paul compared to my Bimini Ocean
Paul VS Bimini
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

Just to get this little issue out of the way, this toy is a bit of a bother to charge. It charges magnetically, which makes it super waterproof and it is a great concept, but getting this set up in a way that it's connected properly is a balancing act in itself, and then if you bump it it jumps right off the toy! This may not be a bit deal to some, but it is a turn off for me. Now onto the more interesting bit.

The Little Paul has a similar motor to the other Fun Factory toys. It functions the same way as my Bimini Ocean, so if you already are used to controlling another Fun Factory vibrator this should be super easy to use. There are two buttons on Little Paul facing forwards, and they're very easy to press. There is a plus button and a minus button.

If you press and hold the + button it starts on the very lowest, slow setting. This is just a very deep rumble. As you press and hold the button it will escalate, and once it has reached the power level you want you can just let it go. If you happen to overshoot your setting and get it too high, you can lower the intensity by holding or pushing the - button. Once you are on the highest setting, you can release and then hold again the + button. This gets you into the patterns. The patterns are as follows:

1) bbbBBBZZZzzz bbbBBBZZZZzzz
2) bbBBbb bbBBbb bbBBbb
3) bbBBbbBBbbBBbbBB

If you continue to hit the + button it will just cycle through these settings. In order to get back down to the constant vibrations you simply can hit the - button. Then, in order to turn it off, you can hold the - button until it slows down to the lowest setting and then release and hit the - button one more time.

On high this toy is about 1 vroom weaker than my Bimini Ocean, but it is also 1 bee less loud. I would rate it at a solid 3 vrooms and 2 bees on high. It can't be heard through a wall or the door, and it is completely muffled by the noise of the shower.

The vibrations of this toy are mainly located in the 'body,' right above where the buttons are located. If you often have an issue with your fingers going numb if they get vibrated too much this may be an issue, but I personally haven't had that problem with this toy. Even though they are located in the shape, the vibrations transfer super well to the tip of the toy.

If you like a lot of power, this one may not be your best bet. On the other hand this cute little toy would be perfect for people who don't need super intense vibrations. I personally really like the intensity of this toy, and the slow, rumbly vibrations feel great both internally and externally.

If you are new or like to work your way up to more intense vibrations, this is also an ideal toy for you. I personally don't like when you just have 2 settings, high and higher, because then my body doesn't get the chance to work up to the intensity. I really like being able to slowly up the power.

I feel like this would be best for users who don't need a lot of oomph, but like deeper vibrations. This would be a great intensity and the patterns would be nice if you're new to sex toys and want to experiment. Overall, I highly recommend this to more sensitive users.

Here's a close up of the buttons:
Paul Buttons
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Multiple settings
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

Being silicone, this toy is fairly easy to care for. Silicone is a wonderful material, but it does tend to be a bit of a lint magnet. Because of this I would recommend washing this before and after each use, especially if you don't keep it in a lint-free environments. I wipe it down with an antibacterial toy cleaner, but soap and water or toy wipes both work great, too. Along with cleaning this normally after use, you can also wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution to disinfect it. As I said above, you're going to need to do this if you plan on switching partners or orifices.

Since this toy doesn't come with a storage pouch, I keep mine in an Eden brand storage pouch. You'll want to keep this in a cool, dark place and out of contact with any other silicone toys. Silicone toys have the possibility of reacting together and warping if in contact for a long period of time, so you'll want to keep them separate. For similar reasons you should not use water based lube on the Little Paul.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • High maintenance

Packaging

This toy comes in a 'typical' Fun Factory box. My main qualm about Fun Factory is that their packaging seems a bit lame for the price, and that it's useless for storage if you plan to use the toy a lot. It's a grey cardboard box that has a clear window in the front where the toy is visible. The back has a magnetic flap that opens to show the other side of the toy and it has some basic information about the toy. It just lists that it's waterproof, rechargeable, silicone, etc. Inside the box there are some much more through instructions.

I wouldn't store my toy in this box for several reasons. First, it's not very nice looking. It's also much, much larger than the toy itself and would take up a ton of room. It's also sort of loud and inconvenient to open if you plan to use the toy regularly, and if you open and close it often it's going to rip. I would recommend tossing the box and finding another home for your toy. It has no lewd sayings or naked women on it, so I would still feel fine wrapping this and giving it as a gift even though the packaging makes it seem like a cheaper toy than it is.
Paul Box
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Very informative

Experience

I requested this toy to review because it was bright green, adorable, and a lovely compact size. I know that I don't like girth, something Fun Factory seems to be a fan of, so I try and pick up any Fun Factory toy that doesn't seem like it will be uncomfortable.

I just want to say that I was not disappointed in Little Paul. This vibrator has lovely, deep vibrations which I love internally and externally, and I have to say that this has to be just at the maximum girth I like at my entrance when thrusting.

On the other hand, I was not $70 worth of 'wow'ed by Little Paul. It is weaker than my Bimini Ocean, but as a plus it is also quieter. I personally feel like a toy has to be pretty darned cool to be worth more than $50, and while this toy is made of silicone and has a ton of power I don't feel like everyone will get their moneys worth out of it.

I am giving Little Paul 4 out of 5 stars. This toy would be an ideal toy for someone who doesn't know that they are looking for in a toy, or someone who likes smaller toys that don't have too much oomph. I really like this toy a lot, but I feel like the price tag is just an eentsy bit too high for not having more power.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • Gracie
    Gracie  
    Nice job! That is weird that it is not as powerful as the rest of the mini vibes! I agree that this size is nice.
  • bh253
    bh253  
    Thanks!
  • GONE!
    GONE!  
    Wonderful review, thanks!
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    damnbul12  
    Thank you for the review.
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    PropertyOfPotter  
    thank you for the review!
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    pinkzombie  
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    pinkzombie  
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    thisisadeletedaccount  
    Thanks for your great review, and for providing photos!
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    lzee  
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    SexySoundLab  
    interesting
  • kolink
    kolink  
    Thanks for the review! This toy looks cute but I don't think it has enough power for me.
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    panthercat23  
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