Time-tested design is satisfactory!Sure, the basic hard plastic vibrator was pretty simple in operation and didn't have any special curves, vibration patterns, or other bells and whistles. But I'd forgotten...there are two excellent reasons why there are so many vibrators of this kind: IT'S CHEAP AND IT WORKS!!!
Well, first up, let's talk about appearances:
I really enjoyed the pretty marble-swirl colors of this vibrator. It's so pretty, I leave it out on the nightstand! It's made from durable hard plastic (the box says ABS, which I researched while reviewing the Silky G... it's a safe and nontoxic thermoplastic with many applications, including tattoo inks! Certainly body-safe!)
To clean it, all you need to do is wash it with some soap and hot water.
It's smaller than I expected, and quite slim...definitely a great choice for someone just starting to explore the wonderful world of sex toys! A note of caution: Although the slim size may seem perfect for your first anal toy, I would not recommend using it anally due to the lack of a flanged base! Don't want to lose this, now do we?
The toy is NOT waterproof... can't take this one in the shower!
Blah blah, aesthetics... so how does it work?
Well, it takes a single AA battery. Very economical! I inserted the battery and twisted the dial "on." This is where I ran into my first issue. I've found this to be a similar problem with most twist-dial-base vibrators... it's very hard to fine-tune the vibrations. I would twist the dial a ways, and nothing would happen. Then a slight twist would turn the toy on, but the vibrations would remain more or less the same as the dial was turned all the way up. A "forcing" turn (turning the dial further when it already seems to be up all the way) would force stronger vibrations out of the toy. When turning the dial back down, it definitely had a wider range of vibration in the decrescendo of power. That is, there would be very little range of vibration turning it up (seemed like you were just turning it ON) but when turning the dial down, the vibration would definitely turn down with the dial. (That was a little hard to articulate, I hope you understand what I'm trying to say!) I checked with different batteries to make sure it was the toy and not the battery that was making this happen, and it was definitely the toy. Not really a deal-breaker, just vaguely irritating. I suppose that's just a characteristic of the dial-base, though, I distinctly remember having the same issues with my twist-dial-base-vibrator from the days of my youth!
The actual vibrations are decently powerful. I needed a good amount of time to work with it before I could actually achieve an orgasm just using it alone, but it certainly did work. I would recommend using it clitorally in conjunction with the Silky G for internal/g-spot stimulation! I mostly used the toy clitorally... trying to use it vaginally wasn't very effective due to the petite size of the toy. Trying to turn it up/down when the whole thing would easily fit inside my vagina required a lot of fumbling and generally wasn't really worth it for the slight stimulation it provided. Pressing the toy against your labia and clit feels quite divine, though!
In terms of noise, this one CAN be heard through covers, but it's not too loud. Turn up some sexy music and you should have no problem toying away without your neighbors suspecting!