A Real Rabbit to LoveAs my first Jopen, I think the 6.5 is a great choice for first time Jopen buyers. Heck, it could even be your first or 100th rabbit toy. The strength and design of the 6.5 make it attractive to both beginner and advanced players alike, which is a rare thing to achieve.
The 6.5 is beginner friendly as well as a great option for more advanced users. It is not too intimidating in appearance or any size dimension. When inserted it is also fairly discreet, making it a great option for those who live with others or are in a dorm situation. Even if you have a roommate, you can whisk the 6.5 away to she shower since it is waterproof. This can be a rabbit for ladies on the go since it is easier to travel with compared to other rabbits.
While a rabbit, you can use the 6.5 in other ways. It can be a teaser toy on erogenous zones such as the nipples, tummy, and buttocks. This can also work for men to an extent because you can stimulate the P-spot externally from the perineum. The shape isn't the easiest to insert anally if desired, the the attachement and shape of the 6.5 would keep it from getting lost inside the body.
So how does Jopen silicone stack up against other toy companies. I would say that, with my experience, Jopen silicone ranks 3rd in silicone with LELO and Je Joue leading the pack. Still, being next after these two companies is a feat in itself. The reason I rank Jopen's silicone below these two companies is that it's not as buttery soft (it's still nice, though). Jopen silicone also collects fuzzies, unlike the silicone on LELO luxury products.
There is a seam bisecting the toy where the molds come together. It can be felt with fingers, but not when it is used. The seam is also softened, showing care in the making of the toy. The 6.5 also has some flexible points. You can flex the toy at the neck between the base of the toy and where the ends split. The clitoral attachment and shaft can be pulled away from each other. The head of the shaft is not flexible because the motor is located there. It will still allow for fairly firm G-spot stimulation (not super firm). I think the flexibility is a good amount for this toy given its functions.
There is no overt smell or taste to the 6.5.
The size of the 6.5 makes it easy to travel with. You can lock the 6.5 by holding both of its buttons for about 4 seconds so it does not accidentally turn on during travel. To protect the silicone, use the pouch/bag the 6.5 comes with. The 6.5 can easily fit in a medium sized purse or anything larger.
In terms of discretion, the 6.5 does look like a sex toy, but is not as glaringly obvious as other rabbits. Personally, I wouldn't mind being caught having this toy lying around since it's a sleek and sexy toy, but I also don't have kids or parents lying about. In terms of sound, the 6.5 is discreet when used in certain ways. If you hold it sideways and turn on the clitoral motor, the attachment will make a loud knocking sound with the shaft. The sound diminishes if you hold the toy upright. For the most quite interaction, it's best to insert and postion the toy before turning up the power. If used with this in mind, the 6.5 is 2 bees.
In terms of Vrooms, there are probably 2 interpretations. If one says the hitachi wand is 5 vrooms, then the Jopen 6.5 is four vrooms. If someone believes that the hitachi charts off the scale at 7 vrooms, then I think the 6.5 is a worthy 5 vrooms. Does that makes sense? Depending on how you rate your vrooms scale, this is how the Jopen 6.5 lines up. The bottom line is this vibe should be able to work for everyone except those who can only achieve orgasm through wands like the hitachi.
The Jopen 6.5 is waterproof. It has a resealable port to keep water out of the toy. It can be submerged in the bath. I refer toys that are completely sealed with a magnetic charger, but I'm paranoid. The Jopen works well in the shower/bath.
The instructions say the toy takes up to 4 hours on its first charge. Mine took around 2; that was when the light when off. A reddish light appears when the Jopen is charging and goes off when it is done. The battery life is acceptable to me. I can get at least 1.5 to 2ish hours in a charge. I tend to charge my 6.5 after about 3 uses because I never want it to die on me.
The 6.5 comes with a pouch perfect for storage. Only use water based lubricant with the 6.5.
The box is not a "have to save" box, but you can use it to store other toys if you wanted (that's why I kept my leaf boxes). The pouch is quite large for the Jopen. The 6.5 and charger easily fit with room to spare. I'm also able to store some of my favorite clitoral vibes in their pouches inside the Jopen pouch. The pouch is perfect for long term storage. This toy would make a badass gift.
So how do you go about selecting your first Jopen rabbit? There are a few ways to narrow the list. This can be with price-point, insertable length, and shape of the clitoral attachment. While all Jopen toys in this line are on the pricey side, the Jopen Vr 10, 10.5, 11 and 12 are over two hundred dollars. They, along with the 5, 7, 15, 16, and 17 have longer insertable lengths. There's nothing wrong with a longer toy, but if you want to reach the clitoral attachment sooner, you might want to consider smaller toys or ones with certain clitoral attachment shapes. Some Jopen toys have animal shaped attachments, most don't. As you can see, a lot can go into determining which one is right for you.
For me, I wanted a toy that had a very large and prominent clitoral attachment and was on the smaller side. This left me with the 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, and 6. From there, the 6.5 seemed (to me) most likely to please the majority of clitorises.