L'amour probe beginner by Cal Exotics - review by Mamastoys

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The L'Amour by California Exotics is a beginner probe made from one of the safest material around-silicone. The probe is beautiful and well designed except for a small suction cup at the bottom of it. It does like to collect lint so it requires a special home away from other silicone toys.
silicone, easy to clean, great for beginners
lint magnet, small base
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This small pure silicone probe by California Exotics is designed and advertised as a beginner's probe. It has a suction cup on the end which can help to change up what positions are used with it. The base is fairly small but so far has not caused a problem.

Again, this toy is designed for beginners so more advanced users may not have their needs/wants met with this toy.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Tub/shower/pool
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal

Material / Texture

This probe is made from silicone with a TPE cover. This material gets a rating of 10 on Edens safety material list. Silicone is a silky/velvety smooth textures and is food-grade material, Hypo-allergenic, Latex free, Non-porous, and Phthalates free.

The only texture is two seams that go up both sides of the probe. They are noticeable but not a problem. Other than that, there is nothing but a smooth, silky feeling. The probe is pliable and durable.
    • No odor
    • Smooth
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

The probe stand 4 inches high and begins with about 1/2 inch in diameter and is 4 inches at its maximum diameter. This probe begins small and gradually increases in size until it reaches the bulge. About 3 to 3 1/2 inches are insertable. The shape of the probe is beautiful and since I got the blue one, it reminds me of a wave in the ocean. It does come in blue and pink.

It is designed for beginners and seems to be about perfect for my beginner.

The design really doesn't have a realistic look of anything. It is small enough to take with you almost anywhere. It is a lint collector though so it would be better to put it in a plastic bag to transport places.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play


This probe is so versatile it can go anywhere you want to take it. There is nothing electronic about it, no open areas, and no need to avoid water. It can be used in the tub/shower, in a hot tub (preferably for solo or partner play only), in the bedroom/bed, or anywhere in the house that you want to have fun. It doesn't stay in well enough to wear while walking around and the base is rather small so I think it would be better used for play time only.
The suction cup does hold the toy in place but it is small. That is the main concern I have with this toy. I've not had any problems with it but it still concerns me and that is why it loses a star from me.
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Since this probe is 100% silicone, this toy can be washed with warm water and soap or a toy cleaner. If it is to be shared, boiling it is strongly recommended. It can also be placed in the top shelf of the dishwasher and sterilize it that way.
It should be stored away from other silicone toys.
It arrived in a plastic box and was nestled into a plastic form made just to fit it. While it can be stored in this box,the box is much bigger than need be. I store my probe in a plastic zip lock bag in my nightstand drawer. It definitely needs to be stored in something because it attracts lint like honey attracts flies!
Water based lubes should be used with this probe.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The toy arrived in a plastic box with the probe nestled into a form fitting plastic shell inside. It is not discreet when it arrives as the front of the box is clear and the toy is right there. The only information that comes with it is on the box which is enough. It has several languages written on it. Care instructions are written in tiny print at the bottom of the box but if you have other silicone toys, you already know how to clean and care for it.

You can use the box for storage but I found a zip lock bag does just as well and takes up less space.
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

While hubby likes this toy, it won't be used on a daily basis but will be used at times. As we all know, sometimes we're just not in the mood for the extra stimulation. I haven't tried it out yet but as I will and will report back in the follow up report.


I ordered this probe because my hubby has shown a little interest in anal play. I had some beads but they just don't work very well. I was hoping this probe would be the key. I prepared the probe and had everything on my nightstand.
The other night when things got hot and heated, I introduced hubby to L'Amour. With the water based lube on the end, I inserted it and hubby was pleasantly surprised. He was even more surprised that I had ordered it especially for him. He stated afterwards that it did make a difference to him; that his orgasm was stronger than without it.
Follow-up commentary
We haven't used this on a regular basis but when we do, we both still enjoy it. Hopefully he will get used more in the future. So far, he has held up well with not tears or problems.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • travelnurse
    Great review, My hubby has started it too and both of us are quite surprised with the results!
  • Boyfriend
    thanks for the review
  • Rossie
    Wow, it's a whopping 4 inches in diameter? How can anyone get this inside? Thanks for the review.
  • chikisses
    Great review.
  • edeneve
    suction cup - didn't know about those - great review.
  • angel142stx
    Thanks for the review
  • RedKyuubi
    Thanks for sharing
  • meluaz69
    Good informative review I enjoy the more informative reviews
  • Kirill1171
    Great review!
  • Mamastoys
    thanks everyone for reading, voting, and the comments!
  • Real or memorex
    Thanks for the review!
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  • Gleb
    Thanks for sharing!
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