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Dig Simplicity and Not Hung Up on Size?

Overall, this vibrator is not for everyone. It's great if you have issues with size or enjoy the sensation of slim insertables. It's also great if you want something minimal in design and function. It's a pass for those who must have waterproof toys, or only enjoy toys with girth. It's also a rigid toy, so it doesn't offer a lot of versatility (sorry, G-Spot!) in use.
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Pros:
For me, the biggest pro is that this toy is very basic. Basic shape, basic design.
Cons:
I don't trust this vibe to be waterproof. The dial-control operation is not my favorite.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Velvet Touch slim vibe is a long, petite vibe with multi-speed control. Because of it's non-intimidating girth and design, it would be a great product for people who are just beginning to experiment with toys, whether together as a couple or solo. Because it is also a super-thin vibe, it would also be a good choice for anal play novices who aren't looking to push the limits of comfort while still enjoying a vibrating sensation (keep in mind though, this product DOES NOT have a flared base).

Overall, it's a very minimal design, it doesn't scream bells and whistles like some of the crazier vibrators on the market. This is a good go-to toy for your 'tackle box'.
  • 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?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Multi-speed dial control
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Clitoris
    • Vaginal

Material / Texture

This vibe is smooth. So smooth 'velvet' is in it's name, and that's about it. It doesn't have ribs, ridges, or any beads or bumps; so if you're someone that expects some material sensations other than the pulses of the vibe, you're going to be disappointed with this one.

It's made of a Phthalate free plastic, which means it can't be sterilized and it's non-porous. If you like to share and switch, this toy will need a toy cover or condom, which may prove difficult as it isn't a standard size to fit. But, because it is plastic, it doesn't attract fuzz or dust like some of the more rubbery toys.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

As I mentioned earlier, the Velvet Touch vibe is very basic in it's design. It has no curve, no texture; just a multi-speed dial to turn the vibrations up or down. This can be a pro or a big con, depending on the person and their preferences.

The uniqueness of this vibe is all about it's girth though. It's long (about 5 1/2 inches insertable length) very thin design provides a unique sensation when inserted, similar to fingering (though the rigidity of the vibe does limit it a bit).

Functions / Performance / Controls

For me, the controls are the only drawback of this vibe. I'm kind of new to toys myself, so I'm just beginning to explore what I like and do not. I don't have a slim, standard vibe, so this one is a great addition to my small collection.

However, the settings are irksome. The vibrator turns on via a dial at the very base of the vibe. This dial also controls the strength of the vibrations. There is no change in pulse or pattern. Because of the dial though, you may find yourself turning this bad boy off when you intend to turn it UP - which could lead to a bit of frustration if it's around climax time.

Also, this vibrator is marketed as waterproof - though I don't know if I'd feel secure bringing it into the bath with me. The battery compartment screws on at the base. This is also where the dial is located. The compartment does not click or lock closed, and I found that during use the compartment unscrewed slightly during use.

And finally, on the highest setting - this vibe can get LOUD. The sound ofthe buzz was a bit inconsistent though - sometimes on the highest setting it wouldn't be too loud, and then another instance it would. I think it depends on the angle the vibe is at and whether the batteries/mechanism rattle in the compartment. If you do get that loud buzz, it can be quieted by grasping firmly around the base of battery pack - but if you have roommates and/or thin walls, I'd avoid this vibe.
    • Loud
    • Multiple settings
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

Because this toy is plastic, it is safe to use with a variety of different lubricants; water, silicone, and oil. Because this toy cannot be sterilized entirely, your cleaning options are plentiful; toy wipes, mild soap and water, alcohol wipes, toy cleaner... It's also a very quick and easy clean up, as there are no ridges or crevices and the design is smooth and straight.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

This toy came in a plain clear plastic package, decorated with 'bubble' like designs. Combine that with slim design and this looks almost laughably like a teen-targeted vibe. The packaging did lack battery information, so I actually had to open it up to see what was required (2 AA Batteries). The package did include instructions on battery insertion, as well as intended use instructions...but no one needs those, right? ;)

The packaging, as it is clear, isn't very discrete. It looks like a vibrator. It's not a neon purple penis-shaped vibe, but it still looks like a vibe (though a slightly juvenile one).
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet
Follow-up commentary
There is something to be said about simplicity. Although I still don't trust this toy in water, it has proved to be more fun than it looks.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Lildrummrgurl7
    Lildrummrgurl7  
    Thanks for the review
  • Mamastoys
    Mamastoys  
    nice review! thanks for sharing it! I'm scared to try out waterproof ones too!!
  • Stinkytofu10
    Stinkytofu10  
    Great review, thank you!
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    amplified to rock  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Undecided
    Undecided  
    thanks for the review i am always iffy on waterproof toys myself.
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    roskat  
    Thank you!
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    Loriandhubby  
    thank you for your review. this is a cute toy
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