The material that this lovely toy is made of is silicone, and I LOVE it. This toy may have just spoiled me into never going back to anything else (We'll see...)! There was no smell when I first took the Luxe out of its packaging, and there still is no odor. Silicone is one of the safest types of materials for a sex toy to be made of, which is really a perk. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, the silly smooth touch and feel of the silicone on your clitoris or wherever you fancy feels amazing. I highly recommend at least owning one silicone toy! But be careful-- you might just never want to revert back to toys made of other materials!
Besides the wonderful silicone, the handle is made of PU coated plastic. Another great feature about the toy, and the fact that it's silicone, is that it's one of the safest type of materials. It's non-porous, phthalates free and very easy to clean. All you need is some antibacterial soap or soap that is safe for toys, and some hot water.
The fact is that silicone toys are highly coveted these days, so to find one like this that is affordable is a huge advantage. I want all of my toys to be made of silicone, not just because of the way that it feels, but especially because I know that I'm safe when I use it. So that is a great perk that comes with the Luxe Epiphany!
I love the interesting shape of this vibe! It's a great size, feels good in your hand, and is so easy to use. The unique tip/portion that stimulates the clitoris and/or other sensual areas has a duckbill-type shape and a bump on the underneath. (See the pictures). The tip is just long enough that you can partially insert it in the vagina, and I would assume the anus as well. This toy is, in my opinion, an ideal size. It's not huge or intimidating but it is big enough to give you the great stimulation you need to get off.
I personally love how the unique shape of the tip feels on my clitoris, and how easy it is to move it around to find that perfect spot. The only thing I will say that I don't care for is, often when I use it I accidentally turn it off or change the setting, and when you are trying to orgasm that can be a bit frustrating. Other than that though this silky smooth weirdly shaped vibe is definitely one of my favorites.
The Epiphany Luxe uses 2 AAA batteries. I must add this note; so far I have found that batteries do not last very long in this toy, perhaps a couple of weeks and that was with only using it a few times. Of course you are supposed to remove the batteries after each time, which oopsie I forgot to do!.
The battery compartment pops off very easily and comes entirely off. It is a bit difficult to get batteries in and out of it. There are two buttons on the front of the handle, one that turns the toy on and off, the other controls what setting of vibration you want to use. There are seven settings:
1. low consistent vibes
2. medium consistent vibes
3. high consistent vibes
4. escalating, low to high
6. quicker pulses
7. fast/slow pulses (more random pattern)
I generally start with the low consistent vibrations and then make my way up to the high or 3rd setting. It's fun to tease yourself and play with the other settings. This is something that I really admire about this toy, because it has so many settings it is versatile. You can change it up and orgasm never using exactly the same pattern of settings.
The controls are easy to use but, as I mentioned above, it is also easy to accidentally change them or turn it off when you don't mean to. Of course this is fairly easily to remedy. This toy is very quiet, especially compared to some of the larger toys. It may not be the most powerful, but for the amount of power it puts out it is remarkably quiet which is always a perk with these types of toys! This toy is waterproof, however I would not submerge it. I am careful with my toys and don't want to take any unnecessary risks. For rinsing/cleaning under a faucet, you are golden and I love that I don't have to worry in that case. I can just easily clean it.
The Luxe Epiphany is very easy to clean and care for. The one thing to remember with this toy is, stay away from all other silicone products as in toys and lubes. This can damage the finish on this kind of toy due to the material. It's very easy to clean. As long as you use a normal soap that is safe for toys, you are good to go! Storage is also made easy because the size is not huge. It is easy to throw in a bag and take with you to travel, or safely stow it in a box with your other toys like I do. Again, if you keep other silicone toys in one area, make sure they are not touching or that you put them in a cloth bag or something to keep them away from each other to protect the toy.
The package is clear with writing on it. Definitely not discreet at all! I like the overall design of it, and it shows off the toy nicely. There is quite a bit of information regarding the functions of the toy and features on the box which is important. You want to know what it is you are buying, right?!
I really REALLY am enjoying this toy. I love love love the way that the silicone feels on my skin, especially on my clitoris. I may not be able to enjoy toys made of other materials as much from now on! I enjoy using it on my own, and also with my fiance using it on me or watching me use it on myself. I would definitely recommend this to beginners and more advanced users alike. If you need super intense vibrations you might want one of the more heavy duty toys, but this really packs a punch for the price and size and quality. Bottom line, people: I love it!