You're so vain, you probably think this review is about you!If you know your anatomy, and know this rabbit style toy will work with yours, it's a great buy. The squishy silicone feels FANTASTIC, and it has plenty of wonderful power that lasts and lasts. It is a little long and a little girthy, so be aware of that. But if you're ready for the length and girth, it can deliver a GREAT experience!
Care should be taken, however, if using it with a partner because it can become uncomfortable. It is longer than your typical rabbit, with a full 6" being insertable. The tip is very tapered, so if a partner were to use it on you they could easily get too vigorous with thrusting or insertion, and you might feel like you're getting stabbed or poked. Also note that there are 3 very pronounced ridges at the thickest part of the base of the shaft, which can be painful with thrusting. So it's best to use this toy solo until you figure out the best way to use it for your body, before putting it in the hands of a partner. That way you can instruct them in proper usage of the toy.
The handle and controls at the bottom are velvety plastic and spherical. The toy is smooth with no texture, except for the 3 ridges it has at the base of the shaft. There is a slight seam right up the middle of the toy which cannot be felt during use. It has a very ergonomic shape, and the shaft is tapered, being thinnest at the head, and gently sloping to the bulge at the base of the shaft where the ridges are.
The rabbit has the softest ears I've ever felt on a rabbit, and the head of the rabbit is also pure silicone all the way through. The body of the rabbit contains the rabbit motor.
I really like the design of this toy; it is extremely ergonomic and easy to hold and fits my anatomy very, very well. The handle fits right into your hand, and the buttons are placed so that you will not accidentally bump them during use. The tip being so tapered allows for very easy insertion; however, be aware of the length and girth - you have to be ready to accept that much toy. Based on price and the anatomy dependent nature of rabbits, I would not recommend this toy to beginners. This is for someone who knows their anatomy and what kinds of rabbits work for them. It would be a shame to spend so much and then find out the design doesn't work for your body. It works for me, so I am very happy with it.
This toy is not what I would consider discreet - whoever sees it will know exactly what it is. There's no passing this off as something else. However, it does have a locking mechanism (simply hold down both buttons until the red light flashes), and that does make it travel friendly and makes it easy to store.
There are only 2 buttons for this toy, which makes using it a breeze once you learn which button is for which function. The top button controls the rotation of the shaft. The motor that powers the shaft is located just below the ridges in the shaft. The entire shaft (from the ridges up) rotates. There are 7 power settings that you can access by pressing the top button and holding it down. The little red lights on either side of the buttons light up as you raise the power level. As you press the button and hold it down, the power level rises. The only weird thing is that you can't turn it back down. If you want to lower the power level, press the button briefly and release to turn the function off. Then start from the bottom and go back up to the power level you want. While odd, this issue has never been a problem for me during use at all.
The bottom button controls the rabbit vibrations. The motor is located in the body of the rabbit, but you can feel the vibrations in the shaft behind the ridges and in the head and ears of the rabbit. It also has 7 power settings that you access in the same way - pushing and holding the bottom button down. The lights along the side also light up to tell you what power level you're at. Again, the controls are very easy to use once you learn which button controls which function, and I have never once accidentally bumped the buttons during use. They are perfectly placed.
This toy is also much quieter than other rabbits I have. The rotation function is louder than the vibration function like on most rabbits. But it is still very, very quiet. It can be heard from under a blanket, but not through a closed door, even with both functions going on full power. The vibrations have a bit of a humming sound when at a high level, and the rotation just sounds like the normal rabbit rotation sound, just quite a bit quieter.
This toy is completely waterproof. It performs just as well under water, and being totally enclosed (it doesn't even have a charging port), no water can get into it. This is one well made rabbit!
It comes with a really pretty charger that almost looks like half of a tulip. What I like about the charger is that it is not picky at all what position you put the toy in. If the handle of the toy is anywhere near the bottom of the charger, it will begin to charge. You don't have to worry about placing it perfectly or finding the charging port. You basically toss the toy in the charger, and then go on about your business. You will know it is charging because the red lights on the handle will light up. Once they glow steady, it is charged. It holds a charge really well, but of course, if you run both functions at full power, the charge will drain quicker.
Now to the hot button issue with this toy - THE RIDGES! My personal opinion is that the ridges represent the learning curve of this toy (Just as with Ina, I had to learn just how to angle it for maximum impact). They can be uncomfortable with thrusting unless you are really, really ready for them. But if you don't thrust the toy, the ridges are not uncomfortable at all. I have also used this toy with a rocking motion - both forward and back and from side to side - and both work wonderfully and make the ridges a moot point. I believe the ridges are designed to hit the g-spot, which they do when the shaft is fully inserted (Some users may find that difficult, however, because the shaft is longer than most rabbits, and the ridges happen to be right on the thickest part of the shaft). You will not be missing out on anything, though, if you can't get the shaft fully inserted because the rabbit ears can still reach their target - the vibrations will just be a bit weaker than they are in the head of the rabbit. This can be compensated for by turning the power up. I believe these ridges could easily be shaved down with a sharp razor blade or exacto knife if desired.
It comes with a good sized microfiber drawstring pouch. The pouch can hold the toy, the charging port and the cord. I keep it in the bag in my Devine Playchest with all my other toys.
You should only use water based lubricants with your Vr10, to keep it in great shape so you can use it for a long time.
There is an instructional booklet that comes in the box too. It has instructions for all Vanity by Jopen toys (What I like about the instruction booklet is that it lays out all the Vanity by Jopen toys, so you can use it to decide which other toys you might like, how they'd work, etc.). Once you find the page with operating instructions for "Vr10 through Vr12" you will learn how to lock and unlock the toy, and how to use all the functions. This booklet says there are 6 power levels, but I count 7 upon use. It also tells you how to charge it and reminds you not to charge it near water. The instructions are quite adequate; it is not a complicated toy to use, so it doesn't require as thick of an instruction manual as some more complicated toys with more functions.
It feels great in my hands and during use, but it does have a bit of a learning curve. With a little patience and a little practice, I have learned the best way to use this toy for me, and I love it. It's a little girthy and long to be my everyday vibe, but when I want a luxurious experience, this is the one I go for.
I was able to shave the ridges off of my Vr10 pretty easily. As you can see from the pictures, it is possible to get the shaft fairly smooth. It is impossible to get the ridges off and leave a perfectly smooth surface underneath, there will be some gouges and unevenness, but nothing too terrible.
I used a brand new X-acto knife, and took the ridges off by cutting off thin slices, as you can see. It is better to take a little at a time, rather than try to cut the ridges off completely all at once. You can always take more off, but if you cut off too much you can’t put the silicone back on the toy.
A brand new razor blade can also be used, but be careful. Even with the X-acto knife, it is very easy for the blade to over-shoot the ridge while cutting, and possibly make nicks in the surface of the shaft, and you want to avoid that. Any slits or flaps of silicone need to be completely cut off and removed so they do not end up trapping germs under them in the future.
I began the process by sanitizing the toy and the knife with an alcohol wipe. Then I began shaving the first ridge off. To get all three ridges shaved off it took me about 20 minutes. I went very slowly and very carefully, trying to shave off as much ridge as possible without going too deep into the toy. Upon finishing, I rubbed the area firmly with my fingers to remove all the slices I had made. Rubbing it firmly serves the same purpose as sanding, but is much gentler for the toy. The silicone is not difficult to cut, and if you make a slit in it you can very easily peel back the material and remove it by hand. After assuring myself that there were no remaining slices in the material and that all pieces had been thoroughly cut and removed, I again sanitized the area with an alcohol wipe.
While the end product is not perfect, I am pleased with it over all. It looks pretty good and feels even better!