The L'Amour requires 3 AAA batteries. The first button on the bottom is what turns it on (it has luminous lights on it, which can make playtime in the dark all the more sexy and erotic!). The second button is for controlling the 7 functions for the clit tickler, and the third button is for the 3 speed rotations along the shaft. Both the clit tickler and the shaft are incredibly arousing. When pushing the control for the clit tickler, you will see that the entire tickler vibrates; each time you press the button, that vibration changes from normal vibration to pulsating, escalating, and roller coaster. When pushing the control for the shaft, the entire shaft rotates in a circular, churning motion, ranging from slow speed to medium and fast. When controlling them both at the same time, it is incredibly orgasmic and thrilling, to have the clit being teased with a myriad of vibe functions and the vagina being penetrated by a moving, rotating shaft. Not only is it arousing, but it is comfortable and pleasant (and waterproof!). I would say that the rotating motion of the shaft is similar to when two or more fingers are inserted inside of me and turned in a circular motion. It will leave you shaking and quaking with pleasure. I didn't think this toy touched my G-spot that well, but it certainly massaged it just enough to make me go crazy (esp. when I pushed the button to its highest rotary speed). As for the tickler, I loved how intense the vibration was. Just amazing.
This toy is advertised as "whisper quiet," but let me tell you, it is NOT. It is pretty noisy. The clit tickler doesn't make too much noise, but the shaft certainly does, sounding more and more like a power tool with each time you increase the speed. This may be a turn on to some, but may be a turn off to have their toy sound as loud if not louder than your own moaning.