Love Candy by Kendra the Prevail - traditional vibrator by Evolved Novelties - review by Ryuson

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Prevail is okay

The Prevail is awesome in some ways, but a let down in others. It donates to a good cause, is packaged wonderfully, is waterproof, quiet, looks great, and is designed to work well for both right and left handed people. On the other hand I, the wimpiest girth wimp out there, was wishing it was a bit thicker. I also found that it had a bit of an issue with the batteries losing connection with the motor, but for this price it has to have a flaw.
Published:
Pros:
Good cause, well made, good material, many settings, easy to control, waterproof, looks badass
Cons:
Occasional issues with the battery losing 'connection,' a bit small even for me
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Prevail is a thin, 'traditional' style vibrator. It's not very curved, but it is long enough to use as an insertable toy. It is a vibrator, which means that it has a motor. While it isn't super powerful, it does have quite a few settings.

What I've found to be my favorite way to use the Prevail is for external, clitoral stimulation. The pointy tip is good for more direct stimulation, but you can also use the broader shaft for more dispersed clitoral stimulation. The vibrations are very much centered in the tip of the toy.

Since this is a traditional style toy, you also can use it for insertion. While the toy itself is thin and doesn't have much of a g-spotting curve, the easy to insert shape would be great for people who aren't used to penetration. The smooth material makes it very easy to thrust with.

While the tapered tip and smooth material would make it easy to insert anally, this toy is in NO WAY anal safe. It had no flared base or handle, and is a great shape to slide smoothly into the smooth, endless abyss of your body. I don't think that Evolved would like to hear about your bad trip to the ER in the next review for this toy.

If you're a couple looking for a first toy to try, the style of the Prevail certainly would make it an awesome option. While there are a few issues that might be annoying, it's cheap enough and versatile enough to be a good 'gateway toy.'

When I look for a toy to recommend to a beginner, this has almost all qualifications needed. While it has some annoying issues, again, that might be a problem, it's waterproof, has a lot of settings, is good for internal and external use, and is quality.

This toy 100% passes Ryu's dorm seal of approval. It's quiet, powerful, waterproof, and small enough to stash just about anywhere. Even in a quiet house, the vibrations on the highest setting aren't going to be heard through a thin wall or closed door.
  • 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?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The Prevail is made of PU coated plastic. PU coated plastic is rated a 7 out of 10 on the Eden Safety Scale. From what I understand, the PU coating can be semi-porous if it's thick, but according to this forum discussion it is not porous in such a thin layer like this toy has.

Plastic is nonporous and body safe, which means that bacteria can not grow inside of it and that it can not seep gross chemicals into your body during use. It's also latex free, in case you have an allergy to latex.

Plastic can be disinfected, but not by boiling because it will melt and leave you sad. You will want to disinfect this toy by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution. This will kill any bacteria and make it safe to switch users.

This toy is PU coated, also known as 'velvet touch' coated, so it has a bit more drag than non-coated plastics. Between the thin shape and smooth material, I did not need any lube to use this toy. If you do want to use lube, a tiny bit goes a long ways.

This toy comes in black and white, both featuring a hot pink ribbon. The colors are very bright and vibrant, but they are fairly feminine.

Plastic is entirely rigid and has no give to it at all. When talking about small internal toys or external toys, this rigidity is a good thing. It allows for you to put as much pressure as you want externally, and internally it's small enough that you really can't bruise yourself.

In total, the Prevail has little drag to it and is made of a great material. The rigidity is good for something of this design, and it has no texture to it.
    • No odor
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The design of the Prevail is cute, but might not replace your favorite toy. It's a shape that most people will find pleasant, but it's a bit boring in the long run.

The Prevail is 6.5 inches long in total. The part with the pink ribbon on it, before the battery compartment seam, is 5 inches long. While you could insert more, this is as far as it's meant to be inserted. If you want something super long, it might be best to look elsewhere.

Similarly petite in girth, this toy is 3.25 inches around at the widest point. Even me, who is a super girth wimp, was wishing that this was just a tiny bit wider. The slim girth does make it effortless to insert, and if you're not used to insertion this would be a nice size to start with.

This toy is almost entirely straight. The tip does bulge out a tiny bit, but there's no g-spot curve. Because of the thin girth even I couldn't get this to hit my g-spot well, and I have a very easy to please g-spot. This is not for that kind of stimulation.

If you want external stimulation this design works better. The pointy tip is good for direct clitoral stimulation, but the shaft is good for broader sensations. It also can be used on the labia, nipples, the penis, or on any other bits that need attention.

If you leave this toy out it's fairly obvious what it is, though it doesn't look like a penis. The size of this toy (and packaging) make it very travel friendly, and it's a nice size to toss into an overnighter.

One thing that struck me as awesome about this toy is the two buttons. At first I didn't really see the point unless they controlled different settings, but upon reading the box I found that this toy is made for both right AND left handed people, hence the two different buttons on different sides. It never occurred to me that left handed people might get shafted (and not in the good way) when it comes to vibrator controls, but Evolved has you lefties covered.

In total, the left and right handed thing is awesome. Unfortunately, unless you really aren't used to penetration or you want to just use this externally, it's a bit small even for my taste.

Here's the Prevail VS a pen:
Prevail VS Pen

And the Prevail open:
Prevail Open
    • Beginner
    • Ergonomic

Functions / Performance / Controls

When it comes to functions, the Prevail was great. Evolved always pleases me with their fairly rumbly motors, and in almost every toy they offer they include a few patterns. This toy is no different, and it's super intuitive to control.

The two buttons on the base, which I talked about above, but do the same thing. Pressing a button once turns the toy on, and pressing either one again will cycle through the settings. Holding either button for about 3 seconds turns the toy off. This is my preferred way of a toy working, because when you have more than 3 settings it's a pain to have to cycle through to turn it off.

This toy has three intensity settings and two patterns. While it's not oodles of patterns, they would be great for someone who's looking to see if patterns do anything to them. The settings are as follows:

1) Low (1 bee, 1.5 vrooms)
2) Medium (1.5 bees, 2.5 vrooms)
3) High (2 bees, 3 vrooms)
4) BZZBZZZBZZZBZZZBZZZ
5) bbbbBBBZZZZ bbbbBBBZZZZ

The buttons light up a bit, but unless you're in a dark room it's not noticeable. If you do happen to be in the dark, the light up buttons do make it easy to keep track of your toy and change the settings.

The lower vibrations are fairly rumbly in this toy, but on high it's about halfway between being buzzy and rumbly. It's entirely personal choice which you like better, but quite a few people tend to prefer rumbly vibrations internally.

While the motor is at the tip of the toy, the vibrations do travel down to the handle. If you easily have numbed fingers or you use this for more than 20 minutes you might feel like your fingers are going to sleep.

This toy is 100% waterproof, and I have used it quite a bit in the shower and submerged it many times to clean it. There is no water damage, and there is a thick o-ring around the battery compartment in order to keep water from sneaking inside.

My main issue with the functions of this toy seems to be an issue that a few Evolved toys have. When I thrust it (especially horizontally) occasionally it seems that the batteries 'disconnect' from the terminals. While I only noticed it when thrusting vigorously, and it would turn back on when I pressed the button, it was pretty annoying.

In total, this toy has its faults, but it is quiet, waterproof, has a fair amount of power, and has several settings. For the price, unless you're a power queen, this is a pretty good toy.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

The Prevail has no patterns or real seams, so it's super easy to clean. Because it's so smooth it doesn't attract lint, so you can get away with only cleaning it after every use. I clean my toys with an antibacterial toy cleaner, but a toy wipe or soap and water are also good options.

You can disinfect this toy by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution. This prevents the spread of bacteria and infection, which means that you can switch users without worry.

I store this toy in the awesome carrying case, but you can just toss it in with the rest of your toys if you'd rather. Plastic is compatible with all other types of materials, so you don't have to worry about it reacting with your collection. It's also compatible with all types of lubes.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The Prevail comes in SUPER awesome packaging, especially for the low price. The outer box is fairly basic, and advertises the line, brand, and name of the toy. The back has information about the toy, what functions and features it has, information about the donations to breast cancer, and directions for use and care.

Inside of this box is a leathery tube. This is not leather, but it does feel a bit like it. It is a plush fabric over a hard, cardboard skeleton. There is a small slit on the top of it like you could use it as a piggy bank if you want. You also can use it for storing mascara, pencils, vibrators, tampons, or anything else long and thin.

Inside of the tube is a sleek, silky carrying case and the toy. The carrying case is black, no matter if you get the black or white toy. The bag has a drawstring and elastic opening, and really only fits maybe the toy and a spare set of batteries. This is how I prefer to store my Prevail.

This would be AWESOME for gift giving, especially if you take off the outer box and just use the mysterious, black tube. It's not trying to hide what it is, but it doesn't have any naked ladies or lewd sayings on it.

The front:
Prevail Front

The back:
Prevail Back

The tube:
Prevail Case

The bag:
Prevail Bag

Personal comments

This toy donates part of the proceeds to the Save The Tatas foundation. The toy itself has a breast cancer ribbon on it, so it very much is meant to raise awareness and keep you on your toes and checking yourself when you look at it.

The Save The Tatas foundation has a website, but no sex toys are listed there. I do not doubt that the proceeds of these toys still go there, but I was hoping to see an 'adult' section of their awareness website. According to the site:

"Ta-tas® Brand (www.savethetatas.com) commits 5% of every sale to the Save the ta-tas Foundation. This includes any product sold on savethetatas.com, product sold to our authorized retailers and on royalties received from sales of all of our licensed goods.

Many of our authorized retailers participate in our Donation Matching program, doubling the donation we would give. Culturally, we usually understand a donation in terms of "profits" or "proceeds."

Ta-tas® Brand knows that sometimes little or no profit is made on an item, so we want our customer to be assured Ta-tas® Brand makes our committed donation regardless of profit. This is why we calculate our donation by the actual sale price, not the profits made. From 2004 - 2010 this translated to roughly 50% of our profits."

With a bit more digging I found:

"Donations are used primarily to support independent scientific research. Knowing full well we are a product brand, and not experts in reading and selecting grants, we have formed a valuable partnership with Concern Foundation. The Concern Foundation matches our donation allowing us to double the funding! To learn more about Concern Foundation and their grant selection process."

This all seems pretty cool to me, especially since the Concern Foundation doesn't seem to have any political affiliations attached to it.

Experience

I ordered the Prevail because it looked super cool and I like seeing brands that donate to a cause. I don't know anyone in real life who has battled breast cancer, but I have met several oncologists and they all have come to the general consensus that cancer sucks. Reducing the suck in the world is a cause close to my heart.

While the Prevail did seem a bit small, I like smaller toys and assumed that I could make it work for me. Unfortunately it was TOO small even for my tastes, and I am a super girth wimp. If you like any real girth at all in your toys the Prevail probably won't impress you.

As far as functions go, I was super impressed that this toy is designed for ease of use by both right and left handed people. It also has quite a few settings, something that Evolved always impresses me with. Unfortunately these neat perks didn't make it less annoying when the batteries lost connection with the motor.

I found that this really only happens when the toy is thrust horizontally, so this is still a great toy to use standing in the shower. Hopefully they don't all have this issue, but it seems to be a common complaint with Evolved toys.

In total, I am giving this toy 4 out of 5 stars. It's easy to use, right and left handed, waterproof, fairly strong, quiet, and donates to a good cause. I am taking off a star because it's a bad size for me and the battery issue, but it's still a neat toy for a good price.
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