Astrovibes Gemini

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This gemini was not twice the fun.

This is a pretty toy for beginners to see how much they can take, or for people that like larger toys. It is a basic vibrating dildo, so I would not recommend it for people that like g-spot stimulation.
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Pros:
Aesthetically pleasing, firm silicone transmits strong vibrations nicely.
Cons:
Larger than listed, not water proof.
Rating by reviewer:
3
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Use

Initially, I did not like how the motor is located midway down the shaft and the tip is just silicone since I like strong vibrations on my clitoris. The silicone is firm, so when the vibrator is on its higher speeds, the vibrations can be felt throughout the dildo (but are most intense at the base). After using the toy more, I found that placing the source of vibrations on my clitoris and grinding against the toy allowed for stimulation of my labia and perineum. Additionally, with thrusting the vibrations are not diminished and can still be felt externally. If you have a shallow g spot, the slight bulge might be sufficient for g spot stimulation if you tilt the toy.
  • 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?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Sensory play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • On a bed only
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Safe silicone
    • Tapered dildo
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The Gemini Astrovibe is made of 100% silicone. It has a slight scent to it that reminds me of play dough. The texture is soft and offers a bit of drag. The dildo does pick up a bit of lint as it is made of silicone.
    • Flexible
    • Light odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The design is pretty cool. There are two sets of hands, and the finger tips at the tip of the shaft make a heart shape. The base of the dildo is slightly wider than 1 3/4", with a circumference of 5 3/4" it's closer to 1 7/8" in diameter.
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

There is a dial on the base (in red) that twists to control a steady vibration speed, which is pretty easy to use and slides easily with one hand during use. I like that the cap does not twist off when increasing speed. It is easy to twist the cap off when lowering the speed or turning the toy off. However, this could be seen as a very quick way to turn off the toy rather than spinning the dial all the way down if you're unexpectedly interrupted.

On high, the vibrations are very strong, but the toy remains quiet. It is audible on its highest setting, but I can't hear them under a thick comforter or when I leave it on in my room and listen from outside of the door.

The box says that the toy is splash proof, however some water did get onto my batteries when I washed the toy. There is no o ring to make a seal and keep the water out. I would not recommend bringing this toy into the shower or using it if you squirt or have a heavy menstrual flow. As for lube, I recommend a water-based gel and not runny lube to keep your toy safe.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

Since it's not waterproof, you can't stick this one in the dishwasher. I would take care when washing it with soap and water since the cap is leaky and there isn't a rubber o-ring to keep water out. I always remove the batteries before washing so that the circuit doesn't short out.

It does not come with a pouch, so you can store it in the box (if you have the room for it) or one of your own containers (I sew my own pouches). I would not store it with other silicone toys since they could get ruined.

As for lube, I suggest a water-based gel and no silicone lubes so that the toy will not degrade.
    • Difficult to store
    • Easy to clean

Packaging

The toy is packaged in a 3"x3"x11" box with a clear plastic window. It comes with a pamphlet with pictures of all of the dildos in the Astrovibrator line of FunFactory toys, two AA batteries, and a single use packet of lubricant.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

I rated this toy as three stars since it is made of high quality silicone and has a beautiful design. However, I do not like that this toy is not water proof; I might modify it if I can find an o-ring to install so I can worry less about damaging it during cleanings. Also, I did not like that the toy was so large. Since I cannot fit more than the first 2 1/2 inches in with insertion, the majority of the toy is a handle for me. Also I wished that the motor was in the tip rather than in the middle of the toy. It took a bit of exploring to find out how to make the toy work for me.
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  • Antipova
    Antipova  
    Great review, welcome to Eden! I think I would be tempted to use this more for insertion than clitoral play, but it's a size I'm accustomed to.

    Sorry it wasn't a big winner, but on the bright side, at least it's yellow, right?
  • iveversxe
    iveversxe  
    Thank you for the warm welcome. Perhaps I'll like it more given time; I'm still playing around with it. I'll definitely do a follow-up review later.
  • kelaaa33wish
    kelaaa33wish  
    Not waterproof that is a shame, thanks for the review.
  • ToyGurl
    ToyGurl  
    Awesome review, sorry that it didn't work out. I usually have to have toys that are waterproof or I am not fully satisfied.
  • CuteDee
    CuteDee  
    Welcome! Great review! = )
  • link82
    link82  
    Too bad you didn't like it. Great first review!
  • iveversxe
    iveversxe  
    Thank you all for the warm welcome. ( :
  • AlaskanBeauty
    AlaskanBeauty  
    I LOVE the design - sucks that it is not waterproof!
  • iveversxe
    iveversxe  
    Yes, not being waterproof does suck!
  • Kdlips
    Kdlips  
    Great review
  • iveversxe
    iveversxe  
    Thanks!
  • Beck
    Beck  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Zapples
    Zapples  
    Thanks for the review. I'm set on getting one of the Astrovibes but I have no idea which one - I had no idea this one was so big, are they all like that?
  • Diablotin
    Diablotin  
    Thanks for the review.
  • iveversxe
    iveversxe  
    @Zapples: My guess would be "Yes," but I don't have any of the other toys so I can't really back it up.
  • LavenderSkies
    LavenderSkies  
    Thanks!
  • Modern^Spank^Anthem
    Modern^Spank^Anthem  
    good review
  • vanilla&chocolate
    vanilla&chocolate  
    Thanks for this review!
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Nice review!
  • libbyv
    libbyv  
    great review
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