When I first opened the packaging, I was not met with an overpowering smell. However, after bringing it closer to my nose, I experienced an overwhelming smell of dill pickles. I was convinced that my nose was playing tricks on me and put it back in the box to wait until my husband got home. Once he smelled it I asked what he thought. He said "Did you dip it in pickle juice?" I'm glad I wasn't imagining things. That being said, a quick spray of the toy cleaner and a wipe down had it smelling almost normal. The taste was a bit plastic-like and I wouldn't suggest licking it until it's had a good cleaning.
The vibrator is made of hard plastic with a layer of "Satin smooth" finish according to the packaging. I have to admit that I spent a good 5 minutes just touching the "skin" of this toy. I have had others like this and really like the way it feels like silicone wrapped around hard plastic. I thoroughly enjoy the texture and it felt nice across the sensitive skin on my nipples. This coating allows for a bit of a catch against sensitive skin and creates a dragging sensation. This adds an extra element for foreplay. I think this texture would be pleasing to both a beginner or an advanced user and is especially nice for couples.
It is made from hard plastic, so there is no bend or give to this vibrator. If you are looking for something that feels soft or squishy, this is not the toy for you. This is made out of a material with a safety rating of 8 which makes it great. It is latex free, made from food-grade material, is hypo-allergenic, phthalates free, and non-porous; allowing it to be used by practically anyone!
The shape of this vibrator is nice and elegant looking. It is good and weighty, not cheap feeling at all, which I really like. It has an easy twist off bottom and only requires 2 AAA batteries. The button is on the bottom and there are 3 progressive power levels. Unfortunately there are no sequenced modes, but I found the power to make up for that. I love that it is waterproof, and I really like that it has a button instead of a twist knob. The size of this would make it good for travel, and for regular use.
It is 5 inches in length, although only 3 inches are insertable. It is an inch in diameter at its widest insertable point, and an inch and a half at the base. It has a futuristic look to it, but is definitely recognizable as a vibrator so don't try to leave this out in the open. Its size makes it easy to hide in a basic bag. The end of this toy has a bulb shape to it, which allows for focused use on areas of the body other than the clitoris.
This Vibrator offers 3 levels of intense vibrations. It is a waterproof vibrator and is all one piece with a push button on the bottom. For those who enjoy pulsing vibrations or vibrations with pauses, this is not the item you are looking for. It only offers escalating, continuous vibrations.
As I mentioned earlier the power behind these vibrations is very intense and even the lowest setting is quite powerful. If you are overly sensitive I would suggest using this only on the outer labia or to one side of the clitoris. Direct stimulation may prove to be too powerful for some. As a bit of a power seeker, I thoroughly enjoyed alternating between the levels and was happy that the easy push button allowed for switching speeds during play.
I think the title of this Gyrating Jumper actually refers to the fact that the vibrations are not just a buzzing type of sensation, but actually a "rolling" sensation in the head of the toy. And I would assume it's called a jumper because if you put this on the ground it begins jumping as soon as your turn it on. I love the name and would definitely purchase something similar again.
I used this in the tub and shower and found that it lived up to its name and continued to work both during and after total immersion. The noise level is fairly quiet for something this powerful, but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who is sharing a room with someone else. Keep this behind closed doors or your secret is going to be out.
This item has a screw on bottom and a push button for use. It is not easily pushed so have no fear that you will be riding that wave to pleasure and suddenly get knocked off your board. I love that once it is on the setting I wanted, I didn't have to worry about it getting turned off or turned higher, unless I wanted it to. I found the vibrations to be nice and deep feeling. The added weight of the toy keeps them from feeling too light. I really enjoyed the "thumpy" feeling they provided. The cap is where I held the toy, and I felt a decent amount of vibrations in the cap. It did seem to reduce some of the vibrations, but not all. Overall I think that is fairly common.
This toy is plastic with a "satin" finish, I would recommend using a toy cleaner or wipe, rinsing, and patting dry. You may also use an antibacterial soap and water. It is waterproof and that allows for an added layer of ease when cleaning.
This toy can be used with all types of lubricant, including silicone-, water-based or natural oil-based lubricants. None of these will breakdown or damage the material of the toy.
I store mine in a small black bag that I found at a craft store, because it protects it from dust. A Ziplock bag would work just as well and keep it looking clean between uses.
This package is not discreet. It has a picture of the toy and states clearly that it has "Intense Gyrating Sensations". If this is a gift it would need to be wrapped and opened in a private setting.
The box is very colorful, but not very informative. There is no information about the material safety, and no instructions for use. It just has a warning that this toy is for Novelty use only, along with a strange warning that it is for external use only. It goes on to say to wash before and after each use, and to use a water-based lubricant for maximum pleasure. This package can be recycled because it is made of paper, so for those of you who are environmentally conscious, that is an added plus. It could be used for storage, but the box is much larger than the toy and there is nothing to hold the toy in place so it will rattle around. I tossed this in the recycle bin and put my toy in a bag. There were no extra instructions in the box, and the toy came in only a plastic bag.
I really enjoyed this vibrator. I found it to be easy to use and loved the power it provided. If there were an upgrade which included more options for speed, I would definitely consider purchasing it. I think this is a great toy for couples and solo play and look forward to using it again.