Curvy obviously has a nice g-spot curve and six luscious bubbles that add subtle texture. The silicone used is extremely firm. It has absolutely no flex at all in the middle, the only part of the toy I could move was the top bubble. Basically, Curvy is very firm. In use Curvy offers a mild bumpy texture that should be okay for most users, including beginners.
Curvy's silicone is a matte silicone. It's silky and doesn't seem to attract lint because of it. The quality of the components used is very apparent and very nice. I feel like the Curvy is very well made in terms of quality. Design and power are lacking.
Curvy offers a graduating design. The bubbles that comprise the shaft grow larger with each consecutive bubble. The toy tops out at a whopping 1 3/4" diameter at the largest ball. The shaft is 6" long, but only 4 3/4" can be inserted. I found the base hard to wield with lubed up hands, so I tried to hold with my fingers curling around the base. Using the Curvy that way made me hit the button on the base and change the vibration mode. Long story short, The Curvy was too short for me to use productively.
Curvy operates via a push button base. The button can be difficult to push. Unscrew the base and insert two AAA batteries, screw back together, and you're ready to go. Curvy comes with its own batteries and clear markers for battery direction. Curvy is waterproof and has no problem with the shower or tub. I found Curvy to be semi quiet, I don't think I would recommend it for a dorm situation though.
Curvy has five vibration modes.
1) High steady Vibration
2) Low steady vibration
3) Slow pulses
4) Fast pulses
5) Fast back and forth surges
To change from one mode to another, you simply push the button. If the power button is held down for two seconds, the toy will turn off. The button is in a prime location for accidental pattern changes and such. Very frustrating. The vibrations are medium in strength.
Curvy is easy to care for, simply wash with soap and water. A 10% bleach solution can be used to sterilize Curvy. Stick to water based lube to protect the surface of Curvy as well. Last but not least, Curvy does not have a flared base and should NOT be used anally.
Curvy comes with a clear plastic stand so it can be displayed proudly while not in use. I'll be storing mine in a plastic bag, out of sight.
I found Curvy disappointing in the most functional ways. Size and power. It's hard to hold, not long enough, and sadly needs more power!