The overall texture of this toy can be described as nothing more than smooth. The blue gray portions of the toy are matte, and are velvety to the fingers as well as to the vagina. The silver part at the base, or the handle, is also incredibly smooth, but is not matte and not quite velvety. The entirety of this toy is solid and quite hard, it has no give whatsoever. This toy also has no bumps, ridges, or upraised parts.
This toy is made of plastic, which gives it a ranking of 8 on the Eden safety scale. This toy is non-porous, phthalates free, hypoallergenic, and latex free. This toy does not have a smell, and from what I can tell so far, does not retain smells at all.
This toy can be used with oil, water, and silicone based lubricants.
The design of this toy is quite clever. For the most part it appears to be your average plastic vibrator, aside from the fact that it has a handy dandy handle at the base. This handle is partially what makes this vibrator so innovative. My problem, which many others that I have spoken to also have with your average plastic vibrator, is that I lack much control. This toy fixed that problem quite easily with a simple handle.
The packaging this toy comes in labeled it as waterproof and, after unscrewing the battery compartment and finding the plastic "O" ring, I took this as truth. This toy takes 2 AA batteries, and to insert them simply unscrew the handle at the base of the toy. Slide them in positive side first.
From top to bottom this toy is 7 1/2" long, with 6" of that being insert-able. The Je T'aime Sept has a circumference of 3 1/4" and is just over an inch from side to side. This toy is also super light weight, weighing only .4 lbs..
The Je T'aime Sept has only one button, which can be found on the handle on the side opposing the "icon" label. This singular button is your on/off switch, as well as the button that takes you through the 5 functions of the toy. The first time you press this little button, it turns the toy on and onto a slow pulse that gradually increases speed. Pushing this button the second time takes you to a fairly quick pulse that switches to a strong steady vibration and repeats. The vibes are constantly going back and forth, and only staying on pulse or steady vibes for about 5 seconds. The third time you press that button will bring you to a rapid pulse. That is all the third setting is: an intense and high powered pulse. The fourth setting is a high and steady vibration. The fifth setting is another switch. It starts out with the same high vibes from the fourth setting for about 5 seconds, then switches to a high, intense pulse for again about 5 seconds. Pushing this button a sixth time will not turn off your toy, but will in fact bring you back to the first setting. To turn off this toy, you simply hold down the button for 3-5 seconds.
This toy is pretty loud and could easily be heard through a door when on any of the functions. This toy can also be clearly heard over the running water of a shower.
The cleaning of this toy is extremely easy. Antibacterial soap and warm water will do the trick, but you can also use rubbing alcohol. After cleaning, place on a towel or cloth to let it air dry. The insert-able portion of this toy has no creases, bumps, or ridges to worry about harboring bacteria. If you wish to keep the silver portion of the base clean, or happen to get any of your bodily fluids on it, this portion of the toy can be cleaned the exact same way.
As for maintenance, this toy should require very little. 2 AA batteries every once in a while should suffice. This toy does not scratch when a fingernail is rubbed against it, and I don't see a storage pouch being necessary. However, with any toy it is better to store inside a pouch to prevent random dust and such from getting on it. With or without a storage pouch, you should clean before and after use.
The front portion of this package is clear, and you toy can be clearly seen inside. The sides and toy have a design similar to many Louis Vuitton purses you have seen. The front and back portion of the box tells you that the Je T'aime Sept was made in France. The back of this box also has a statement about it being made in Paris, "where romance is ever present..". The bottom of this box is where you find that this toy is water proof and requires 2 AA batteries.
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I personally am quite impressed with the Je T'aime Sept. I found that the handle gave me added room at the base to manipulate the toy inside myself, which made me a highly pleased lady. In my opinion, the intense vibrations of this toy are well worth the buzzing noise. I can always turn the radio up louder, but once a toy is on high, that is the highest it will go.