Reflections hope - traditional vibrator by Doc Johnson - review by AHubbyof2SexualMinds

Reflections hope

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A Glass Slipper

Always wanted to try glass toys but have been afraid to? Try this toy, it's glass, but still has vibration functions and helps you ease into the world of glass. It's also good for people who enjoy the feel of glass with some vibrations running through it.
Good price as an intro to glass, pleasant vibrations, easy to clean
Bumps/ridges can be uncomfortable, uses batteries, not waterproof.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
My wife has never been that interested in glass toys. She's more of an enthusiast with vibrators and rabbit-style toys and has never been into dildos or glass toys that don't offer vibrations to really get her going and help her achieve orgasm. So one night we were looking through EF and came across this toy by Doc Johnson and since it had a vibration capability we decided to give it a try.

The toy arrived in a plastic box with different swirls and hearts all in different colors. It was nice to receive something like this because it was less threatening for my wife. It is not subtle though, as the swirls and hearts are around the toy, which is clearly visible through the clear plastic in the center. There is no doubt what this toy is, so if you are giving it as a gift it won't be a subtle one. We discarded the plastic box after we opened it, you could keep it, the plastic is sturdy, but we decided not too.

The toy is pink as you can see and measures about 6" long, with 4 3/4" circumference and 4 3/4" are insertable. The toy has 3 loops of ridges close to the top of the shaft designed for stimulating vaginal walls, and 3 rows of blue "nubs" near where the vaginal opening is designed to stimulate that area. This is a vibrating toy and it requires 1 AA battery, which is inserted by unscrewing the base of the toy and putting the battery in there. There is one button that controls on/off and vibration level of this toy at the base. It has the number "3" on it and one push turns the toy onto the first level of vibration. Push the button a second time and you have a stronger level of vibration. Push it a third time and you go up one more level of vibration as well. If you push it a fourth time you will turn the toy off. If you find one level that you like and then try another, you will have cycle back through the levels to get back to what you enjoyed. These are constant vibrations, not pulses or any variation, just constant vibration, which is what my wife prefers. Also glass carries vibrations well, but the majority of the vibrations on this toy are felt at the head of this toy. The vibration levels are decent for this toy, especially considering it is powered by only 1 AA battery. If you need a super-powered vibe to get you off this probably won't do the job, but the 3rd level has sufficient power for most people I would suspect. My wife thought that the first level was really weak, the second was good for teasing, especially on her clit, and the third was what she needed to achieve orgasm. The toy is pretty quiet, especially while inserted. If you were walking by a bedroom you wouldn't hear this being used at all.

The 3 rows of nubs, at 6 per row you have 18 total nubs, are designed to stimulate the vaginal opening as you use the toy. For people not used to this it can be painful, and my wife had some pain/difficulty the first time she tried inserting the Hope deep enough to feel the nubs. If you're someone who likes a little pain with your pleasure then you are in good shape, but it is not too bad overall. Some discomfort as you get used to it, but a few minutes into each use my wife was enjoying the feeling of the nubs. She does wish that it was curved a bit more to allow for G-spot stimulation. Because of how straight it is there isn't an easy way to angle it for G-spot stimulation so occasionally she wouldn't orgasm just having it go straight in without a curve.
The Hope is not safe for anal play as it doesn't have a flared base and could get lost very easily. It is also not waterproof so please don't submerge it. You can enjoy temperature play with this toy, we tried putting it in the freezer for a few minutes and found it to be really enjoyable. We have used it on my wife's clit, and it works fine for stimulating the clitoris. The weight of the Hope will be different to people not familiar with glass. The first time my wife picked it up she was surprised at how hefty it was considering its size, but it shouldn't be a deterrent at all.

Cleaning is simple, you can use a toy/antibacterial wipe or spray to clean it, or use soap and warm water, just make sure not to submerge it. And also because it has a motor do not put it in the dishwasher to clean it.

Storage is a little more complicated than your normal silicone/jelly vibe. Glass can break if you're not careful as you're aware, so don't just throw it in your toy drawer. We wrap it in a small hand towel while we're waiting on a new storage bag to come in for it. It's padded and has no problems that way.

It can also travel easily with it being so small. My wife has stuck it in her purse when we went out dancing with it wrapped in a tissue. We did bump it accidentally and turn it on, but in a busy restaurant we didn't have any stares. The only way we noticed it was that my wife's purse was hanging on her chair and I bumped it as I moved past to go to the bar and she felt her bag buzzing slightly.

My wife is no longer afraid of glass and while she's not a glass enthusiast she does now enjoy using this toy on occasion to mix things up. It is an affordable introduction to glass and a toy that we enjoy.
Follow-up commentary
As a follow-up to this review my wife is now a glass enthusiast. We started with this piece and she liked it alright, and then it seems like the light bulb clicked on and she began to love it. We've now ordered several other glass pieces, but she loves the fact that this has vibrations with the textured nubs now. If I was going back and re-reviewing this fully I would bump it up to 5 stars, we are now using it at least once a week. A great little investment.
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My Reflections hope tags
  • 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?
    • Masturbation
    • Solo
    • Temperature play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Genitals
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