Life

Clitoral vibrator by Leaf

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I'd Bet My Life! Review Comparing 4 Leaf Vibes

I loved the Leaf Fresh -- and the Life is even better. I'll try to compare 4 of the Leaf vibes in this review, but I can safely say that I love the Life the best due to its strength, aesthetics and design that can hold up to pressure and deliver on pin point stimulation. This clitoral vibe is not to be missed.
Published:
Pros:
Power!
Attractive design
Cons:
*No patterns (subjective)
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

The Leaf Life is one of the four available external clitoral vibrators available from the BMS Enterprises luxury line. The other clitoral vibes are the Touch, the Spirit and the Fresh. It's made of fantastically green silicone over a hard, single-motor vibrating body. Life is waterproof and rechargeable, making it a great option for those who don't want to deal with batteries anymore.

Intro

The Life will be great for:
1. Those who love luxury and functional toys alike,
2. Appreciate great, ergonomic design,
3. But still demand power. Oh, you'll get some power.

The official Leaf video proclaims Fresh as the most powerful vibe in the collection -- I'm so pleased to say that Life and Fresh likely use the same motor and are the same power. (My opinion, backed by some 'water tests' is that Leaf uses 1 small, buzzy motor for the Bloom's handle, Vitality and maybe the Spirit and 1 larger, rumblier, more powerful motor for the Life, the Fresh, and the Bloom's bud end. This is based on observation, but please take a look at my pictures further down.)

Vibe comp

Life will not please:
1. Those who love patterns
2. Those who need more power than 4 vrooms
  • 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
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris

Material / Texture

The Life is made of matte, non-sticky, premium silicone familiar to those who own Jopen toys or toys from the Lux line. The silicone is not as hard or thin as Lelo's but has a great velvety, non-tacky feel that plays well with lube and natural fluids alike. The silicone skin completely encompasses the toy and makes it waterproof, and the DC jack the Life charges by is totally safe.

Like all the other Leaf toys I own, Life came packaged hygienically in plastic. It had not apparent smell or taste out of the packaging, though I'd recommend a wash before first use. Like the other Leaf toys, Life does have a semi-apparent seam. Some people think it's way ugly, I find that I can forgive it.

visible seam

The Life has no texture of its own, such as ridges, waves or bumps. It does, however, possess a fairly flexible tip that may be bent by exerting pressure and transmits vibrations very well.

Design / Shape / Size

Measur

The Leaf Life is the most iconic leaf shape of the entire line -- though the others are all imaginative and adorable. The Life looks just the way you'd draw a leaf in a picture, with an up curve and a down curve and a pointed tip. This makes the Leaf ergonomic as well as attractive.

In fact, the shape is iconic enough (in my opinion) to possibly distract someone who doesn't know much about sex toys. So, certainly it's not obscene and it's even fairly to mostly discreet.

Life
Side view

The Life is somewhat surprisingly long in the hand, at 4". The Fresh, by comparison, is a more compact 3". The Life, however, is slim, mean and green at only 1" in width and depth. It feels like it has a solid weight (unlike the Mimi, which feels light and hollow) to it without being heavy.

Don't I know you from somewhere?
The Leaf very much reminds me a slightly larger version of the Jopen 6.5's clit arm.

Jopen and Life comp

The Flexible Tip:
This is Life's greatest strength. The Life feel like the strongest of the Life vibes I own, and I'd chalk it up to this flexible, narrow tip. The narrow tip focuses the vibrations and allows for pin-point strength that doesn't waste a single vroom. It's also nubby, flexible and can bend fairly well without interfering with the vibrations, making it easily positioned and allows for some pressure and rubbing, if that's what you like to do with your toys (I do!)
    • Discreet look/design
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

I have been a little bit underwhelmed by the insertable toys of the Leaf line, like the Vitality and the Bloom. However, both the Fresh and the Life please me! I find their ergonomic and conscientious designs to be great strengths and unforgettable in terms of creativity and being pleasing to the eye as well as delivering on power to please your clit.

In the life, the vibrations are located just behind the flexible tip, in the slightly bulged body that can be seen in a side view of the toy. Since the motor is located slightly forward, this means that you get neither a buzzy hand nor a toy that sputters when pressure is applied to it. When held in the hand, the Life's power port will be facing up, towards your palm, while your fingers are spread across it like you're holding a computer mouse. The button will be within millimeters of your thumb whether you're right handed or left, which is great placement.

The Controls:
The Life is elegantly simple. It has one button for both on, off and going up in power. Simply click and hold ~3 seconds to turn on; click quickly to turn off. Holding the button will increase the power (the button will flash under your finger). When the highest power setting has been reached, the button will flash green very quickly, then stay steady.

On light

Unfortunately, the Life doesn't offer patterns -- for some, this is a downside. However, I almost never use patterns, so I didn't hold it against the Life. Note that none of the Leaf vibes offer a pattern/variety setting.

The Water Test:
I love using the water test as a way to visualize and compare vrooms of toys, since it's sometimes hard to describe exactly how strong a toy is (especially over the internet). Buzzy toys will give small, narrow ripples in a shallow pool of water while rumbly toys will show large ripples. Powerful toys will spray water around a lot, while weak toys will barely disturb the water to give off any drops.

I'd love to show for you, all in one place, the results of the water test for the 4 Leaf vibes I own: the Bloom, the Vitality, the Life and the Fresh. Hopefully, this will allow you to compare the strengths side by side and see how each toy differs in power.

The Fresh: Fresh does very well, at 4 vrooms. It's no slouch and can give moderately strong clitoral stimulation.
The fresh wt

The Life: it does great! I'd say it's as powerful, possibly even feels more powerful than the Fresh in use.
Life wt

Now, the insertables, which are considerably weaker. First, the Bloom (handle and bud ends):
Bloom bud wt
Bloom handle wt

The Vitality, testing both arms (they're about the same strength)):
Vitality wt 1
Vitality wr 2
    • Powerful
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

Since the Leaf is 100% waterproof, clean up is easy. I love toys that are completely waterproof, since I don't have to worry about lube or fluids during play and I feel that I can clean the toy thoroughly afterwards.

Don't worry about the port -- it's totally safe. Just be sure to wipe this area dry before plugging it in.
DC port

As a silicone toy with motorized parts, you can wash the Life with warm soap and water, give it a once-over with toy wipes or a 10% bleach solution. However, do not boil the Life, run it through the dishwasher or microwave. This will damage the electronic parts.

The Life is 100% premium silicone, which means it may be compatible with high-end, premium silicone lubes. Do a patch test to be certain, or steer clear of silicone lubes completely. I absolutely recommend Sliquid, which has a great variety of water-based lubes to choose from. Oil-based lubes are also an option, though you should not use condoms within the same encounter, as oil will dissolve them very quickly.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

Packaging, like all Leaf toys, is impeccable. It's a tasteful, brown box that's sturdy and reuseable, as well as a regular shape that lends itself to being stored. The appearance is in keeping with Leaf's 'green, recycle' theme. Inside, the manual sits elevated above the toy compartment, where there's enough space for the toy, inside its travel bag, and the charger to rest. The flap of the entire box is secured by magnets, which is practical and classy. Awesome, Leaf!

Life box
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
Follow-up commentary
So I'm still a big advocate of the Leaf line. But somehow, I find that I just don't reach for the Life (or the Fresh) that often -- if you're going to get one or two toys only, Life will offer all the pros you can reasonably ask for -- comfortable shape for holding and applying sensation, waterproof silicone skin, rechargeable, great battery, decent power with an exact middle of the road frequency between buzzy and rumbly (leaning towards rumbly) but...

I find that the shape is not unique. Fresh's tip is exactly the same as Life's. Sinfive Sue's tip is very similar as well. We-Vibe Touch's tip has the same curve, but cups the entire clitoris, making it more effective and generally feeling way more 'wow' than any of the vibes I just listed.

If you're like me and like to have options, variety or collect toys, Life is a great jaunt. If you're looking for one toy to invest in, Life might not be the best out there.
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Comments
  • FieryRed
    FieryRed  
    I was just thinking the other evening, as I was bathing with a vibe, that I should take pics of the little waves the vibrations make! Great photos and descriptions!
  • sunkissedJess
    sunkissedJess  
    Thanks for the great review and pictures
  • Rossie
    Rossie  
    Great review, and thank you for the Water Test.
  • sunflower
    sunflower  
    love the comparison and water test. Thanks!
  • sunflower
    sunflower  
    love the comparison and water test. Thanks!
  • Virgingasms
    Virgingasms  
    Great comparison, thanks!
  • Pete's Princess
    Pete's Princess  
    Thanks for the comparison.
  • cristynjohn
    cristynjohn  
    Excellent review. Very informative.
  • The Vixen
    The Vixen  
    Thanks a bunch for the follow-up!
  • dsumrow1
    dsumrow1  
    nice
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