The core of this toy is made of plastic and comes with a green sleeve made of pure silicone. Silicone is a non-porous material that has no smell or taste and is quite easy to care for (see Care and Maintenance below). It is also latex-free and does not contain phthalates.
While the sleeve itself is flexible and bends easily, it becomes quite firm when placed on the bullet. The only soft area is at the small circle of nubs on one side, and the others have little give. The surface of the sleeve has a soft velvety feel to it, but does not really affect sensations in any way. Overall, the textures are suitable for everyone, with no preference to people new or familiar with textured toys.
The design of this toy works, and you will be able to use it differently and to suit your needs, in terms of external stimulation. Obviously, its size does not really matter, but with its bulbous head that has a diameter of about 1 3/8", it is large enough to be able to get a good hold on the bullet without losing your grip from the lubricant.
One thing that I really like is the remote, as it is ergonomic and fits well in hand. The "On" and "Off" button is the one in front, where the thumb can press, and the button for rotating through the patterns is in the back, for the index to control. It works well, and is probably the most intuitive remote I've tried so far. And while I'm typing this, I've just realized that it looks and works the same way as a very basic Wii Remote.
The concept was really interesting, and I was curious about this one, especially the gyrating part in the name. It's a bullet, so the idea of how it would gyrate caught my attention. Unfortunately, the only way it would rotate is on a flat surface, and the vibration would make it roll away in a very noisy manner. But then, as I was trying to describe the vibration patterns, I could detect that the gyrating action changed the way I perceived the vibration. The vibrations are clearly felt and throb more than usual, maybe from the fact that the motor works differently. The drawback from that is that your hands will soon feel numb from all those gyrating vibrations.
The vibrations patterns are described below:
1. High constant vibrations
2. Moderate constant vibrations
3. Low constant vibrations
4. Throbbing escalation from low to moderate intensity
5. Low and quick gyrating throbbing vibrations
6. High intermittent gyrating throbbing vibrations
7. Moderate gyrating throbbing pulses
8. Low continuous pulses
9. Long moderate pulses
10. Quick low fluttering pulses
The noise from this toy is more or less the same as a regular vibrator, meaning that it generally won't be heard through a door. However, it also has a very high-pitched noise during 6 out of the 10 vibration settings, and can be slightly annoying if you are sensitive enough to hear it. For instance, the 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10 are the ones that I find more noisy than others, while still not being a noise loud enough to be heard through a door. For that reason, I rated it as a 3 on the Bee rating.
As for the four textures available, the performance varied on the side of texture used and the area where the vibrations were applied. One felt better on the nipples rather than the clitoris, like the round area of nubs, while others, like the spoon and the smooth side, worked best for clitoral stimulation, depending on if I wanted direct or indirect stimulation. Lastly, the pointed tip was one that felt good no matter where I used it, as it would concentrate the vibrations in one point.
Experience will vary, and hopefully you will also be able to find out how this toy can work best for you.
The area with the tiny nubs needs more attention for cleaning, but otherwise this toy is easy to clean. You can use antibacterial soap or a toy cleaner and water, and sanitize it with rubbing alcohol or by boiling the sleeve only for three minutes.
Pure silicone will not react with toys made from pure silicone, but it should not be in contact with other grades of silicone as one of them could melt, and that also applies to silicone-based lubricants. So, if you are to use a lubricant, you should be using a water-based one.
Since silicone tends to attract lint and dust easily, you could use a sandwich Ziploc bag for storage, or use another type of lint-free bag, like satin.
As with all vibrators, it's recommended to remove batteries from a toy before storing it away.
I consider that I have a keen sense of hearing, and the high pitched noise coming out of this toy was distracting; as a result, I tend to prefer the other vibration patterns. I still have to stress that the toy is fun and does tease a great deal. It's just that the sound seems to be just at the limit of frequency where I could almost not hear it. I'm glad the sound could not be heard at every single vibration setting, but it did affect my experience. I suppose that not everyone will hear that sound depending on their range of hearing, but I'd rather share that information just in case.