The material is a non-porous silicone that is flexible but still firm. There was a slight odor upon removal from the package, but it dispersed within a few minutes, and I didn't notice a taste. There is a metal band around the base that was slightly uncomfortable, but when I got used to it, was almost unnoticeable. There are three ridges about a third of the way down that add depth to your orgasms. The diameter is small enough that when I was extremely turned on, I didn't really feel them. I did notice them when I tightened up as I got closer to orgasm, however.
The flexibility and shape of the curve was perfect for G-spot stimulation. The strong vibrations and positioning brought me to multiple G-spot orgasms within minutes, and the ridges added a bit of resistance and sensation that was very stimulating. The diameter was a bit small at first, but with the first few convulsions ended up being perfect. The clitoral stimulation was very comfortable and also was a multi-orgasmic experience. I squirted over and over as each one hit. This was an amazing product for me, I definitely recommend this to others who are learning or have already played with the G-spot and female ejaculation. The vibrator could be easily packed for travel and is quiet enough to be confident using it away from home. You, however, might not be!
The vibrations were strongest about one inch from the tip, but due to this great material, was nicely disbursed throughout the whole vibrator. The rounded tip will hit your G-spot and the flexibility and firmness allows you to keep it in place. The dial is located on the bottom of the base and is very easy to use. There is a metal band at the bottom that was a bit out of place for me, but was easy enough to get used to. The motor is fairly quiet, you can hear it but I would say that if you have your door closed you should be safe. If you are uncomfortable, put on some low music and no one could hear it. The Basic is waterproof and felt great in the tub where the water added some additional stimulation.
With the basic being waterproof, it is very easy to clean. Take care around the metal band and also around the three ridges to remove all lube, etc. I washed it with soap and water, letting it air dry since I do not want any lint on it. I also use toy cleaner to disinfect it once it is dry. The silicone is not overly sticky, but certain things do stick to it a bit. Watch out for hair and dust. I use only water based lube, never silicone since it will create a reaction that will break the toy down. I also store it separately from all other toys in its own zip lock bag to prevent break down and discoloration.
This is rapidly becoming a favorite toy of mine! I can easily go from clitoral to G-spot to squirting with ease. The length allows for comfort in positioning and my husband is able to make me orgasm within minutes using the Basic. Amazing little product!!!