The Spellbound is made from PVC (phthalates free) which means that it cannot be sterilized. As a result, if you wish to share this toy, or just keep it a little cleaner, always cover it with a condom. Since the toy is the size of a penis, a condom will go over it without any type of problem. PVC is a vinyl, so the toy has a bit of odor to it. Nothing overpowering but if you want a toy that has no smell at all, this is not for you. The good news, the vibe is tasteless. That means I can suck on it all I want with no horrible aftertaste. I think this is important. Since the vibe is realistic, I want it to simulate real sex. Therefor, a blow job is often a must in my book. Women who feel the same will enjoy the tasteless quality of the toy. Finally, the PVC is velvety in texture. Sometimes, velvety toys require the use of cornstarch to retain their appeal. Not the Spellbound. You can treat this toy like any other and it will retain its soft, plush, outer feel. A velvety texture means a tiny bit of friction, but it also means that the toy will not get too slippery. The good news? The friction involved is pleasurable. The bad news, lots of lube. That's right. This is one toy I recommend using a lot of lubrication with.
Now, there is one quality of this toy I want to touch on, which is unique to only a few sex toys out there. The Spellbound is filled with air like the Softskins Veined. The only difference in this toy is that this toy is firmed by the vibrating inner shaft which ends about an inch and a half from the head. What this means is that the vibe is squeezable yet firm, adding for a more realistic feel.
The Spellbound is a realistic vibrator with a few added touches. The head is pronounced much like a real penis while the shaft is covered with raised veins. Now, the veins on this vibe are more numerous than on a normal penis. The main vein runs down the middle branching off into eight veins on either side which go in varying directions. At the base of the shaft is plastic pubic hair indentations similar to the plastic hair you would find on a baby doll. Finally, the very base of the shaft is bulbed but not flared enough to provide protection for anal use. The gentle curve in the shaft is realistic and provides some g spot stimulation if used with pressure directed towards the roof of the vagina.
The Spellbound is 7 inches long with 5 inches being insertable length. The diameter is 1 5/8 inches. This means that the vibe falls within the range of an average size penis making it perfect for beginners and advanced users alike. You really can't go wrong with the size nature intended.
Since this toy is lifelike it is not discreet in any way and therefor not a good choice for those of you who don't have a lot of hiding places. Also, because the toy is not small, it may not be suitable for travel unless you can store it in checked baggage that won't be prodded through.
The controls for the Spellbound are pretty much the same as most toys. A twist dial located at the base of the toy is used to turn the unit on and off and switch between low, medium, and high intensity vibrations. The twisting base also comes with instructions right on it as to how to switch through the differing speeds. What I appreciate about the controls is their size. The turn dial is about as thick as the vibe itself which means that it's easy to handle, easy to control, and perfect for those women out there who have trouble grasping smaller objects.
The vibrations are centered 1/4 of the way down the shaft. Some people might find this off-putting but the vibes carry well throughout the entire toy, base to tip, and provide anywhere from subtle to intense stimulation. Luckily, the toy is extremely quiet, even on the highest setting, and should not be heard from behind a closed door. Finally, the entire unit is waterproof and can be taken into a shower, tub, jacuzzi, or swimming pool. Because the shaft is vinyl, it should hold up well to the harsh chemicals in a swimming pool.
The Spellbound is made from PVC which means that while it is very safe to use as far as phthalates are concerned, it can still harbor bacteria. Because of this, you need to always wash it before and after each use with either antibacterial soap and water or a toy cleaner and cover it with a condom when sharing. Since the toy is made from PVC you can store it with other toys in a sock drawer or toy chest. It won't absorb dies or anything like that. Never use an oil based lube with this toy. Always use only water or silicone-based lubes.
The Spellbound is sold in a clear, plastic box with a description of the toy on the back along with instructions for battery type and safety information. At the bottom are instructions for waterproofing the toy. Basically, you always need to make sure the cap is tight before submerging in water (make sure the O-ring is intact). Also, remove the batteries between uses. Finally, the box contains instructions on battery installation. In this case, insert one battery positive side up and the other negative side up (it doesn't matter which goes where) and twist the cap back on. That's it. Very simple.
As always, I was eager to try out this toy. I lubed it up using my Pink Water lube and inserted the toy from the get go. The vibe went in easily due to it's slight curve. Then I cranked up the vibes and was in instant heaven. So many toys are either too strong or not strong enough, but the Spellbound had me under it's power. I found the vibe to work equally well either vaginally or on my clit. Oddly enough, laying on my back with the vibe inserted did not provide me with the intensity I needed. Instead, I discovered that the best way to use this vibe is to either stand up or lay on the side. These two positions provide bone grinding stimulation which I love. After a little while, I took the vibe out and rested it on my clit until I came nicely. A powerful toy.