The Desire is made out of silicone. This means that it is non-porous and phthalates free. It is also hypoallergenic and latex free, making it friendly for just about every body. Even when placed directly under the nose, this toy does not give off a scent. There is also no perceptible taste to this toy.
The silicone gives this toy a very smooth, velvety texture. The small ridges do add some stimulation when thrusting, even though they don't look like they would add much to the experience. I found that they stimulated my g-spot just enough to make me want more. The slight flex provided by the silicone makes this toy feel soft and pliable but firm at the same time.
The design of this toy is very aesthetically pleasing and is slightly realistic in shape. It's a pretty lavender color and looks friendly and inviting. The tip of the toy is slightly larger than the shaft and has a gentle upward curve. Just behind the tip are the small ridges I've been talking about which really add something to the toy.
The Desire is 9" long with an insertable length of 6.5", making it a comfortable length for most to accommodate. However, it is 4 3/4" in circumference, and this might be a bit large for a beginner even though it was perfect for me.
The toy is controlled by two buttons on the bottom of the battery cap. One of these buttons switches the power on and off, and the other adjusts the vibration settings. These buttons are easy to use but can be a little challenging when there is lube involved because the buttons are made of smooth plastic. Due to having separate buttons to adjust the power and settings, this toy would be difficult to turn off by accident.
The vibrations in this toy are centered in the tip but can be felt almost equally throughout. The settings are as follows:
This toy is surprisingly quiet, and I doubt it could be heard if you were under the covers with the door closed. I have used toys that are considerably louder than this one without anyone hearing me.
This toy is waterproof, but I am a little hesitant to fully submerge it because the battery cover pops off easily. A more secure battery cover is the one thing about this toy that I would change.
This toy is easy to care for and can be fully disinfected by boiling or washing in the dishwasher. I don't recommend this with this particular toy though because I would be afraid that the battery cover would become dislodged and the toy would be ruined in cleaning. So, using soap and water or toy cleaner is acceptable, but these methods do not make the toy sterile.
The Desire should only be used with a water based lubricant so as not to damage the silicone.
The toy was packaged in a clear and white plastic box with purple text. The packaging itself is not risque in any way and would be acceptable for giving this toy as a gift, provided you would want the recipient to see the toy through the box.
This toy did not come with any instructions, although the box does clearly state what the toy does and is intended for. This box could easily and effectively be used to store this toy and keep it from coming into contact with other toys or substances.