The Nosy Toyfriend is a gorgeous bright yellow high-quality pure silicone. This material scores a perfect 10 on the 1-10 Eden material safety scale. It has no smell, no taste, and is completely non-porous.
The shaft is smooth and velvety, with the brand logo "tickler" lightly embossed lengthwise along one side. The only seam is where the body meets the battery compartment, and even that is a smooth rounded seam. There are no sharp edges or rough spots anywhere on this toy.
At 7" long (6+ inches are insertable), the Nosy Toyfriend is an easy-to-handle length. Nosy's shaft is a straight shot for 5 inches, where it takes a sharp outward bend to put the "nose" in "nosy." The "nose" portion measures 2.5" from the inside bend to the tip, and 3" from the backside (or 'outside')of the bend to the tip. The nose is a little wider than the body at close to 1.5" across. The circumference of the shaft is 4.5" (looks like about 1" diameter), and at just under 6.5 ounces this friend is also lightweight and maneuverable. There is a 1" high clear plastic stand included to hold Nosy upright and at attention for display.
The design is very modern and sexy (think "IKEA meets sex toys"). The bright yellow is a nice change from the standard pink/purple/black of most toys. Overall, this toy is a refreshing change of pace, and a really exciting concept.
The five settings are controlled by a "button" on the bottom of the toy. It's not a raised button, but rather two concentric rings embossed in the silicone. Press the rings, and the speeds change. There are two non-pulsing speeds: high and low. There are also three steady pulsation patterns: a mid-speed pulsation, a faster pulsation, and a super-fast pulsation. To turn the toy off, just hold down the button for two seconds. (This is a great feature for anyone who hates to cycle through ALL the modes to FINALLY end up at 'off' as many toys require.) Upon turning the toy back on, it starts at the beginning of the cycle again.
Nosy Toyfriend runs on 2 AAA batteries, which are included and pre-installed. Upon receipt, unscrew the end cap, remove the paper tab, and you're ready to play.
Pure silicone is a very safe, non-porous, sterilizable material. It is not for use with silicone lubricants, so be sure to use a good water-based lube when playing with this Toyfriend.
Although silicone is boilable and dishwasher-safe, due to the internal vibrating parts I would not use either of those methods on this toy. Clean with soap and water or toy cleaner.
Do not store this toy with other silicone toys, but otherwise it should be easy to store. It is compact and does not attract lint or dust.
The Nosy Toyfriend arrives in a clear plastic clamshell inside of a velvety-matte cardboard box with an open front window which showcases the toy. The plastic clamshell could be used for storage.
The outer packaging is cute, but not discreet, with "I VIBRATE!" printed in 1" high letters on each side of the box. The text on the back of the package is written in first person, as if Nosy is introducing himself to you.
"I am your new Toyfriend, and I vibrate." "To turn me off..." etc.
The directions are in this backside text and are included in the first person introduction. It's a cute idea that goes along with the cute look of the toy. Overall, it's an attractive presentation and would make a great gift.
I used this toy in a couple of different ways. I inserted the length and used the nose to press on my G-spot, or in that general vicinity, anyway. It was hard for my partner to tell which way was "up" on the toy once the nose disappeared inside.
We also used it more like a "hook" with just the nose inside, pressing up, and using the shaft for external clitoral stimulation.
Overall this was a fun toy, but did not QUITE work with my anatomy for super G-spot stimulation. If you know you like a large-ish head and the length looks right for your body, you'll love this.