Tickler is made of body safe silicone and has a wavy, bulged shape with a firm texture. Tickler's bent head provides hard pressure on the G-spot and P-spot and makes it easy to pinpoint them. The firmness still has some flexibility and can be slightly bent. Silicone has a safety rating of 10, and can be shared with a partner if sterilized properly. Tickler is hypo-allergenic, non-porous, latex free, and phthalates free. It is made of food grade material, is tasteless but has a slight odor. When I first opened the box there was a light plastic-like odor, after washing the toy it faded away. Tickler is not waterproof and should not be used in the tub or shower.
Tickler does not look very realistic, I would say it is more whimsical. The bright lime green color and bulged shape make it look like a cute caterpillar. There is a seam along the length of Tickler but it is delicate and not noticeable during use.
Tickler is 7 1/2" long with an insertable length of 7". The diameter is 1 1/2" with a circumference of 4 1/2". Tickler has a moderate size and seems to be best suited for intermediate to advanced users. It is very easy to use, the length and base of this toy makes it very maneuverable.
The bulges and curved head feel amazing during G-spot stimulation. The powerful vibrations and various patterns are sure to send you over the edge. I have a shallow G-spot and Tickler's head presses it perfectly. I think the length will allow for deeper G-spot stimulation just as well. The waves along the shaft can be used for clitoral stimulation and body massage. Tickler has a rounded, blunt end allowing for nice broad stimulation.
It it not a discreet toy and the screaming bright lime color is not subtle. Tickler is great for travel though, the power pack disconnects from the toy completely, so there is no way it can be turned on when unplugged.
Tickler is a multifunctional toy that uses two AAA batteries that are inserted into the control pack. The control pack then plugs into the actual toy with a foot long cable. Clicking the on button repeatedly will take you through the 10 patterns and holding the button down for two seconds will power the toy off. The control pack has a light around the on button that flashes along with the pattern. The box describes all the rhythms Tickler provides: high vibration, medium, low vibration, gradient burst, intermittent, surge, intra-surge, even step, roller coaster spurt, and pulsate. I think the control pack being separate from the toy actually make it easier to access when using the toy solo.
Tickler's vibrations are located at the end and around the base of the toy, although it feels like the entire toy is vibrating during use. The noise level is similar to a cell phone vibrating on a table and can barely be heard through a closed door.
The suction cup base works well if you choose to mount your Tickler on a wall or keep it from moving around as you lower yourself onto it on a hard floor. The vibrations will travel through the surface you mount it on and make the toy sound much louder. The suction cup base can also act as a handle and help your partner maneuver this toy. Tickler is safe for anal because of the large base, there is no chance it will slip in and get lost. The toy is very filling anally, the waves provide amazing sensations when inserted.
Since the Tickler is not waterproof, I like to clean it with toy cleaning wipes or spray. Be careful not to get water into or around the control pack, or where the cable meets the base of Tickler.
Silicone toys can be safely used with water based lubes. Using Tickler with silicone based lubes, or storing it with other silicone toys, can degrade your toy. Silicone is nonporous and can be safely shared by sanitizing or putting a condom on your toy. Make sure to store Tickler away from other toys, the easiest way is to keep it in the original box or use a pouch or bag.
Tickler arrived in a simple plastic box which has a black plastic case around the toy. The box is clear showing the entire toy, so it is not discreet at all. It simply says Vagina Tickler 7" 18cm. The back and sides of the package describe the features and 10 vibration patterns. I keep my Tickler in a pouch, but the box can be used to store your toy.