This toy is made from Fun Factory's blend of medical-grade silicone, with a hard plastic control pad at the base. It is completely body-safe so you can use this toy with no worries. It is soft, squishy and has a bit of drag to the surface. I found that this texture added to the stimulation the toy provided while in use, and it also helps lubricant cling to the toy. The ridges on the toy also provide extra stimulation both during penetration and externally, by moving the toy back and forth. The head of the toy is curved and somewhat flexible, which helps with hitting your G-spot.
Little Paul measures in at 5 1/2 inches in height and has a circumference of 4 1/2 inches. I personally found the design of this toy to be charming, and the bright green color is very cheerful to look at. This little guy's smile won me over and the cute design and modest size makes him easy for anyone--even total beginners--to use. While I wouldn't call him totally discreet, it might be possible for someone to mistake him as a kid's toy at first glance. It would be easy to travel with Little Paul, since his small size makes it easy to fit him almost anywhere you want to store him.
I am somewhat new to Fun Factory's line of toys, having only tried one of their older toys previously, and I have to say that the vibration patterns they use are certainly unique. While I found myself wishing for a constant, standard vibration that was adjustable, I started to warm up to the variety of patterns after a while. This is definitely a toy that grows on you. The controls are located near the base of the toy and you simply press the (+) and (-) buttons to cycle through the vibrations or to turn the toy off. Little Paul's vibrations are very quiet and I could not hear them through a closed door.
The battery compartment is very well designed and I am impressed to see this much quality in a battery-operated toy--there's no struggle with correctly inserting and removing batteries from Little Paul! Simply unscrew the cap at the base of the toy and insert two AAA batteries into the labeled slots, and replace the cap when you are done. According to the user manual, the toy is waterproof as long as the base is securely and correctly screwed shut. While I have not tested this out myself, I am confident that the toy would operate fine while being used in the bathtub, shower, or any other place you want to have a wet and wild adventure with your new toy.
Little Paul is made of silicone, so he should only be used with water-based lubricants. To clean this toy, you can use any standard sex toy cleaner or wipes, or good old fashioned soap and water. Because it is an electronic toy, it cannot be boiled, autoclaved, or stuck in the dishwasher--unless you want to break the poor little guy! It is very easy to care for, and although the silicone does attract lint (this is a property that almost all silicone toys I own share), a quick rinse under some water before use will remove any remaining debris. Fun Factory does not provide a storage pouch with their toys so for now I am storing him in his packaging until I have time to sew him his own drawstring bag--you may also choose to keep your new toy in a zippered, plastic bag. Because of his size, it is a breeze to store Little Paul anywhere you want him.