Dr. Laura Berman Hestia - discreet vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Red Riding Hood

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Wand of power... Or not so much.

This product isn't priced accordingly, in my opinion. Otherwise, I would say it's worth it. It has a unique shape and is fun. The vibrations aren't "out of this world", but they are sensual and gentle. I personally think that can be good.
Published:
Pros:
Easy to clean, interesting shape
Cons:
Weak, pricey
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

This vibrator is a versatile vibe that is intended for almost any use that you can think of. It can be used for teasing on the outside of the body, but has enough size play for internal use as well. Not really a good idea for anal penetration as the material isn't particularly safe nor is the design. Otherwise, there are many possibilities. That is if you can make this work for you! This would actually be a pretty decent product for beginners. I am having trouble deciding on the price being fair for the quality, though.

This is a pretty standard vibrator with a nice bulb on the end, which I did like. It feels good when rolled around lightly lubed areas of the body. It's easy to hang onto which is a plus. I always HATE when I'm "almost there" and the toy slips out of my hands. I was impressed at how easily I was able to grip onto something that was made of a smooth plastic. This is part of the design.

Material / Texture

This toy is made of a basic plastic that is smooth and easy to clean. It's nothing special, but sometimes simplicity can be a good thing. For one, plastic makes a sturdy material for keeping the vibrations right where you want them. Sometimes a softer material is difficult to position just the way you want or need it. I was also glad it was easy to wash, rinse and store. Plastic isn't the most hygienic material, so do make sure you use a condom if you are going to be sharing or using multiple orifeces. Otherwise, you just clean with antibacterial soap or toy cleaner and rinse well. Plastic won't attract dust and lint too badly, but giving it a good rinse before use is still a good idea. As far as storage, the possibilities are endless. I use a small cloth bag to keep the plastic from scuffing on other items. When it comes to lubricants, you can use anything you like.

Design / Shape / Size

The design is actually a fairly neat design in my opinion. I like the length and the bulbs at the ends. It's easy to flip around and use however you want and the bulbs on the ends make it easier to hang onto for extra slippery moments. The bulbs also feel really nice when rubbed over the body. This is excellent for warming up when you are not quite ready for clitoral stimulation or penetration. The controls are pretty easy to operate and reach on this device which is also important. I really have no problem with the actual design and I actually quite like it. Part of me wishes more toys with different variations were around. Perhaps different materials. This is a great for beginners or experienced toy users because the body allows for multiple uses from rolling the bulbs over the body to sliding them inside. I also used this on my partner who wasn't thrilled with the vibrations, but did love it for foreplay when used around the genitalia.

Functions / Performance / Controls

The function of this product is not going to knock your socks off, but it is pleasant. I consider my lower regions to be pretty sensitive and most of the time that I have a toy that has a vibration range, I don't even use the higher settings. That said, this product delivered mild to moderate vibrations which were great for me. I do think that may be great for a beginner, but if you're a woman who wants a killer buzz to send you over the edge in minutes, you may want to keep looking. This could also be good for warming up if you prefer stronger vibrations to get off with. My opinion is that there's a little something for everyone. There are two functions. A slow vibration which felt more like a pulse when pressed into the skin. It was arousing and pleasant, but wasn't enough to do much else. The higher function wasn't super strong, but was enough to bring on a nice orgasm. it's not super loud, which is another plus. I enjoyed it, but it's not among my favorites. When I used it on my partner, he didn't care for the vibrations when I tried rolling the smaller bulb of the head of his penis. He DID, like it when the larger bulb was rubbed all over the general area. Also, keep in mind that this baby isn't waterproof. Be careful when cleaning and refrain from using it in the shower.

Care and Maintenance

Since this is made of plastic, it's super easy to clean. Just wash with soap or toy cleaner and warm water. It doesn't collect a lot of lint and is easy to store. Again, plastic isn't the safest material, so use a condom if sharing between people. You can use any lube you wish with this, since it won't melt or get yucky.

Packaging

This toy comes in the typical brand box, which looks fancier than the toy really is. It is fine for storage and does come with some information on the product. There should be a little leaflet/paper with info on it. I suppose it would be suitable for a gift, but it's not anything spectacular.
Follow-up commentary
I chose "I still like it" because I never really hated this product. It's not one of my favorites and I do enjoy the use sometimes. It is overpriced, however and the vibrations are not varied and do not have a high intensity. I "like" this product, but I don't "love" it. My opinions have not really changed from my initial review and the product performance is still as good as it was fresh from the package, so I have no complaints there. It doesn't drain batteries superfast and it hasn't lost what little "oomph" it had to begin with. I guess that says something about the quality, but I still think it's overpriced.
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  • ksparkles16
    ksparkles16  
    Great job!
  • Red Riding Hood
    Red Riding Hood  
    Thank you!
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    Thanks for reading!
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