Looks can be deceiving!While I'm grateful to EF and Extase for the FREE assignment, I'm very disappointed with my experience. The appearance of this toy and higher end packaging led me to hope for a higher end toy at a low end price. For me, this was not the case.
After placing my request for a FREE review assignment, I eagerly awaited its arrival. Upon arrival, I opened the box like a kid in a candy store and was so happy when I pulled it out and held before me the beautiful packaging that this toy comes in. It arrived in a very cute, sturdy box that has an image of the Metropole on it (mine is the beautiful blue color). Inside, the toy is snugly fit inside a foam liner, and under that liner is a instruction booklet and a cute little suede pouch to store the toy in, which makes it very travel friendly and discreet. The packaging makes this toy perfect for gifting to that special someone.
So with eager anticipation, I ran to my room for a session of self pleasure. This proved to be somewhat more difficult than I had anticipated.
Unlike 90% of most sex toys that just require a drop in of the batteries, use of this toy proved to be somewhat difficult. Reading the directions is a MUST. First off, manipulating the battery compartment was a little irritating, to say the least. After getting your single AA battery in, you have to line up the bottom portion with the top just right in order for it to fit properly. This may take a time or two.
There is a single push button control on the bottom of the toy that lights up when in use. It has to be held for approx 3 seconds before toy will come on, which can be a little frustrating if you're anxious to get started. I first thought that the toy was broken or defective until I actually took the time to read the instruction booklet.
There are 5 functions of vibrations and pulsation, ranging from low, med and high vibrations, to 2 different pulsation functions.
The La Metropole is very small and discreet with a somewhat quiet motor which couldn’t be heard through the door on low, according to my man, but needed a blanket and closed door to use on other settings. Even then, I felt like my kids were going to hear it if they came to my door. Despite all of the noise this toy made, it was lacking in the power department. The vibrations just weren't strong enough for me to climax clitorally. They were more numbing than anything and not very effective. It seemed that the vibrations were stronger on the sides of the tip and closer to the mid section of the toy, rather than concentrated at the tip. After almost 15 minutes of clitoral play, I was still unable to come close to orgasm. I felt like the poor little engine that just couldn’t.
La Metropole was nowhere near long enough to hit my G-spot. Its total length is 4.5 inches long, with 2 inches of insertable(vaginally)length. It is good for massaging your clitoral or anal area if you don’t want super strong stimulation, but not to be inserted in the anus as it is small and smooth and can slip in. There is no “handle” on the end to keep it from sliding all the way in, and removal would probably be a little difficult.
The toy is made of hard, nonporous ABS plastic and shiny aluminum that can be used with any lube. Clean up is easy, although the toy should not be submerged in water at any time, so shower play is not an option.