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"Hush, hush, keep it down, now..."

The Discretion by California Exotic Novelties is a nice, compact bullet vibrator that you can easily slip in a purse or pocket. Unfortunately, the names of the product and company are emblazoned on the lid, making it less than totally discreet.
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Pros:
Compact, somewhat discreet, virtually silent
Cons:
Not as discreet as I had hoped, eats batteries quickly
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review
The Discretion by California Exotic Novelties is a tiny micro bullet attached to a controller/storage case that is designed to look like a powder compact. Though rather thick for a compact, it could feasibly pass as a lighted one, especially since it has a battery compartment on the bottom. Unfortunately, however, the words "Discretion" and "California Exotic Novelties" are printed on the cover quite indiscreetly. I had hoped the label would be a removable decal, but no, the title is printed permanently on the top of the product, effectively blowing its cover.

The case itself is nicely designed. It opens with a push button on the front, and does contain a real mirror for touch-ups or kinkier purposes. The bullet nestles perfectly in a little cradle and can be easily removed by a small tug on the ribbon that runs beneath it. The bullet is attached to a 36" cord that retracts completely into the compact–a very nice feature, in my opinion. The cord is release and retracted by a sort of reel-like mechanism, with a little handhold that flips up for ease of turning. Pulling the bullet and cord out can be a little difficult–the cord often does not seem to want to unwind easily, and I am leery of pulling on the cord or bullet itself. I find it works fairly well to unwind a bit of cord, pull the bullet out a little bit (holding on to the cord itself, not the bullet), then unwind and pull it some more until you reach the length you desire. Winding the cord back into the compact is much easier than getting it out, and it takes only a few seconds to retract it from its full length.

The Discretion runs on four watch batteries, and eight are included with the product. The extra batteries are a nice touch, because it does tend to use up battery power fairly quickly. It is controlled by a simple switch inside the compact, that slides from low to medium to high power. The bullet itself is quite tiny, less than an inch long and about 3/8" wide. It has a slight hourglass shape, and I found it very easy to nestle against my clit and use it hands-free. This would be an excellent bullet to use during intercourse because it is so tiny and stays in place quite well. The bullet and the case are made of hard plastic, so they can be cleaned with toy cleaner or soap and water, but cannot be truly sterilized. The bullet does have a rubber o-ring where it meets the cord to keep water out, but I would not recommend submerging it or even using it in the shower.

I did not honestly notice much difference in the three speeds offered by the vibrator. The low speed is slightly less intense than the highest speed, but it seems to vibrate at a lower frequency, which makes it just as pleasurable for my tastes. The bullet does vibrate at a deeper frequency than many micro-bullets, so you experience more of a low thrumming than a high buzzing effect. It definitely had enough power to get me off, both on the low and high settings, and it was even more intense when I used my finger on top of the bullet for some extra pressure. This is definitely a great enhancement to manual masturbation! The first set of batteries lasted for about two sessions before losing their power, but since this is more of a travel vibrator for me rather than one I will use on a regular basis, the battery drain does not bother me particularly.

The Discretion is particularly discreet in is use, if not its appearance. This vibrator is probably the quietest I own–virtually silent when the bullet is being held or in use. Even on its highest setting, I had to hold the entire toy up near my ear before I could hear anything. You will definitely not have to worry about this vibe being overheard, even by someone very close by.
Overall, the Discretion is an excellent, compact travel vibe that is simply not quite as discreet as it could be. Still, it is easily portable, virtually silent, and powerful enough to get the job done.
Experience
I requested the Discretion for review while spending two months with my parents for the holidays. In my huge collection of toys, I did not have a single discreet vibe with which I felt comfortable traveling or that I would want to have lying around my bedroom in my parents' home. After the first month, I was seriously jonesing on my toy collection, so I decided to take the risk and get the Discretion. I am pleased with its performance, most definitely, but the name of the product and company painted on the cover of the "compact" really annoy me. If you are going to make a discreet toy, why not really make it discreet? It also came packaged in one of CEN's trademark horrible boxes, with a sexy woman on the front that just screams SEX TOY INSIDE! Disposing of that without the parents seeing it was a great deal of fun. I am glad I got this vibe, since it is very compact and convenient for traveling, but I am disappointed that CEN felt the need to ruin the Discretion with its lack of labeling discretion.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Sharay88
    Sharay88  
    Great Review, Thanks.
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