Pleasure bendie - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Redboxbaby

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Pleasure bendie

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Does your vibrator do Yoga and dust? Mine does!

It does what it claims to do, has 10 functions, is bendable, quiet, feels real, seems to be waterproof, remembers where you left off when you come back to play again, is easy to use, and can double as a pet hair remover or lint roller! Too bad the smell doesn't go away. My husband is repulsed by the smell and that alone seems counterintuitive to its function.
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Pros:
Waterproof, flexible quiet shaft, 10 functions, memory-chip
Cons:
Smelly, sticky, does not lock in place
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

The Pleasure Bendie is intended for vaginal and G-spot use. It works quite nicely as a thrusting vibrator and is built with a flexible shaft to pin-point the G-Spot; however, therein lies the problem. The shaft bends up to a 90 degree angle in any direction, but will not lock into any one position; vigorous rocking motions will cause the shaft to straighten. The box states the toy is designed to move with your body.

The vibrations are where they should be, in the tip of the shaft, and that is where they stay. Your hand will not go numb holding this one! The vibrations can hardly be felt in the handle at all.

This toy requires 3-AAA batteries. The battery pack is difficult to get out when empty, but when full, give it one good shake and the batteries come out easily.
  • Who / How / What
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    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
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool

Material / Texture

The "Pure Skin Material" (TPR), the Pleasure Bendie does feel much like the real thing. The box claims, "No Powder Needed", but I beg to differ! Without powder, the skin is incredibly sticky and reminds me of those Wall Walkers toys; you know the ones, you throw them at the wall and the spider sort of crawls down it. It collects every stray hair and dust particle, the same way those toys did.

I tried using it as a lint roller to remove pet hair from the right side our Liberator Ramp.

If you appreciate multipurpose toys as much as I do, you will be thrilled with its performance as a lint roller! However, if you decide to use the Bendie for this purpose, be prepared for your fabrics (and the hand you hold the Bendie with) to be permeated with the smell of plastic and rubber. It takes 2 washings for the smell to completely dissipate from my hands.

As far as taste goes, I am not too sure if it is only because the toy has such a potent scent, but I swear I can taste exactly what I am smelling on the toy.

The Pleasure Bendie's Pure Skin Material has spiraled ridges from base to tip (much like a cork screw), adding a nice bit of texture to the toys incredibly squishy surface. In no way, is it over-stimulating or overwhelming. I would think beginners and advanced users alike would not have any issues with the texture.

The Pure Skin Material is porous and unfortunately, can not be sterilized. If you share this toy, condoms are recommended.
    • Flexible
    • Sticky
    • Strong odor

Design / Shape / Size

I like the idea of bendy toys. I just wish California Exotic Novelties had manufactured this one with a locking mechanism, much like the G-Ki. It would have made this toy darn-near perfect and an affordable option. Al Bloom, I hope you are listening.



The sizing Eden has listed on the description page is a tad off. The top 4.5 inches of the shaft is only 4.75 inches in circumference, while the bottom 2 inches of the shaft has a circumference of 6 inches (6 1/4 is the circumference at the very last 1/4 inch of the sleeve, that portion is not really meant for insertion), with an overall insertable length of 7 inches. The toy is extremely squishy, so even if this was 7 inches in circumference, I would doubt many would have a problem with its girth.



The battery casing is easy to open by accident and during usage, so take heed when using it in the water. If you are thrusting, turning the toy just right can cause the casing to open.
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Pleasure Bendie has 10 functions and all its vibrations are located solely in the tip of the shaft!
1. High speed, solid vibration.
2. Medium Speed solid vibration.
3. Low Speed solid vibration.
4. Escalating vibration from low to high and repeat.
5. Pulsating (short bursts) low speed, low intensity.
6. Pulsating (short bursts) high speed, high intensity.
7. Pulsating (short bursts) medium speed, medium intensity.
8. Pulsating (long bursts) medium intensity, but more thuddier vibration than 5-7.
9. Pulsating (long bursts) high intensity.
10. Ultra low (long bursts) pulsating (can hear it, but can not feel it when inserted).

I was not all that impressed with the majority of the functions. It can be extremely annoying for me to find one I like since they are mostly similar. So, when I found that this toy does features a memory chip, I was pleasantly surprised! Once you turn it off, when you turn it back on, it will be on the same function you left off on. So there is no more searching for your favorite setting each and every time you use this toy.

The only thing that could have made the settings easier to use would have been the addition of a back-button, in case you accidentally pass up your favorite setting that way you wouldn't have to cycle through 10 functions all over again.

The control panel is located on the bottom of the handle and act like a push button control. It has LED lights that flash to the vibration, making it easy for your partner to know exactly what setting they are on (sometimes the vibrations can not be felt in the handle very well), if playing with the lights out is how you roll.

The vibrator is pleasantly quiet if the plastic is kept around the outside of the battery case(can barely be heard if standing more than 15 feet away) and the bending shaft is silent (that's a big plus, especially after my last bendable toy experience). However, my plastic cylinder was eaten away by battery acid and ever since the toy is really loud (the video was made after the plastic sound muffler was destroyed).

The box claims this toy is waterproof. I am glad to report it can withstand being fully submerged for 30 minutes with no leakage into the battery casing whatsoever (if you are extremely careful with the battery casing), making it a nice addition to your bath-time play!

I am impressed. This toy does exactly what it claims it will do, other than be maintenance free. Maybe my definition is different than that of the manufacturer. I believe maintenance-free should mean wash and use, not wash, powder to avoid stickiness, then wash again prior to next use to remove powder, and lube always as to avoid stickiness.
    • Discreet sound
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

Cleaning is a must before and after each use. Because the toy is waterproof, with a bit of hot water and some toy cleaner, it cleans up in a jiffy. However, I did notice water can get under the Pure Skin sleeve. This concerns me (I freak when I think something might grow mold), so I removed the sleeve and cornstarched the inside after making sure it was thoroughly dry.
I also cornstarch the outside to reduce the stickiness, otherwise it makes storing difficult.

The thin plastic box it comes in is a perfectly acceptable storage container, but overtime will likely break and crack. When that happens, I am not exactly sure a toy bag would be the best option for storing (due to the lint magnet issue). One might be better off storing this in a Ziploc bag if the box does indeed break, or .

The box states, "Always use a water-based lubricant with this product for maximum pleasure." You certainly need lube to counteract the stickiness.
    • Difficult to store
    • High maintenance

Personal comments

I opened the battery case as I was typing this review and noticed the batteries were leaking. I have had this toy only 4 weeks. I used it in the tub only once and even then I thought the battery casing was completely dry upon inspection. Maybe it was faulty batteries, or maybe water did get into the casing somehow and I missed it. Either way, I am bad about leaving batteries in toys, and this is a good lesson for me.
Follow-up commentary
After making the video for this review, my husband excitedly tossed this toy in the trash. He was repulsed by the smell of it and accused the pleasure bendie of contaminating our cedar toy chest.

I think if we could have gotten past the stickiness and the smell, this toy might have rated higher with us.
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Comments
  • P'Gell
    P'Gell  
    Good review, RBB! Not my thing, either. I hate toys which stink. I have bad Sil-A-Gel memories.

    I've never seen "cornstarched" used as a verb before. LOL!
  • Redboxbaby
    Redboxbaby  
    @Thanks P'Gell. FYI-I make up words all the time, beautilicious is the new one this week, and now I suppose, cornstartched.

  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Amazing review, thank you!
  • kelaaa33wish
    kelaaa33wish  
    Very informative thanks for the review.
  • Antipova
    Antipova  
    Great review, thanks for showing us the inner workings! I'm prejudiced against stinky toys too, but at least you got a good title out of the deal.
  • Redboxbaby
    Redboxbaby  
    @The Curious Couple and Kelaaa33wish, you're welcome!

    @Antipova, You're welcome. I don't understand why they can't take the stink out, or at the very least cover it up with something that smells good. I like the title too. Sometimes they are the hardest to come up with.
  • Minxy
    Minxy  
    Fantastic review ,
  • katie59
    katie59  
    Thanks for the review
  • shellhell
    shellhell  
    thanks for the review!
  • Teaser
    Teaser  
    Very informative review. Thanks!
  • Ashleyxx
    Ashleyxx  
    Thanks for your review!
  • DollySays
    DollySays  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Sangsara
    Sangsara  
    I have a toy that bends I thought it would be awesome and it was not. Thanx
  • pixxie87
    pixxie87  
    excellent review. very helpful. ty for the photos
  • Katzer
    Katzer  
    Thanks for the review
  • Apirka
    Apirka  
    Thanks for sharing
  • higs
    higs  
    Thanks for the video!
  • Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine  
    Terrific review & video, thanks! I really want to try this because I can remove the motor, but I am concerned about the smell! If you had to toss it over the smell issue, this is probably not safe for me, oh well!
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