Hide-a-vibe - discreet massager by Cal Exotics - review by sexysweetieshan

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My New Go-To For a Quick "O"!

If you want powerful, yet small and discreet, this is for you. It's travel friendly, you can't tell what it is if it's in its case, yet it's more powerful than most small discreet toys. Might be too small for some people, but for clitoral stimulation, it's powerful enough for me. It's easy to care for and store. It can be used in lots of different ways. Overall, it's a great go-to quick use toy.
Small, discreet, powerful, easy to clean, easy to store.
None really, other than I don't care for colors, but that can be fixed.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Hide-A-Vibe is a small, discreet, traditional vibrator that comes in a cute lipstick looking case. It's powerful and lots of fun. It's great for clitoral stimulation and also works for vaginal penetration. I do not recommend using for anal penetration, because it does not have a flared base. Stimulating the outside of the anus might be okay though. It might also be fun to stimulate the nipples.

This toy is mainly for females I would think, but males can enjoy using them on females for foreplay. I don't think it would get in the way if used on the clitoris during "doggy style" position. If the males like nipple, ball, or anus stimulation, this might be fun for them too! There seems to be a variety of uses for 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
  • 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?
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

When I opened this toy, I did not notice a smell at all, even when put up to my nose. It did not have any taste either.

It's a very smooth toy. There's no texture at all. Nice and smooth and simple. There is a slight drag to the toy, so just a small amount of lubricant should take care of that. It is not flexible at all, it's very firm. It cannot be bent in any way.

The Hide-A-Vibe is made from plastic which is a simple material and easy to care for. Plastic is hypo-allergenic, which is good to know for those of you out there who have any sort of allergies to any materials. Plastic is also non-porous.
    • Rigid
    • Smooth
    • Not porous at all

Design / Shape / Size

Traditional, simple vibrators are my favorites. Small, smooth, and plain. They seem to usually be the most powerful and work best and quickest for me. The Hide-A-Vibe is what I consider a traditional vibrator. It's a straight, slim shaft, that comes to a rounded point at the end, and has a flat base.

This toy is about 4.5 inches long, with an insertable length of 3.5 inches. It's definitely MUCH bigger than I expected it to be. By the pictures, it looks like the size of a normal lipstick. So it's discreet, but a large discreet. It looks like an oversized lipstick, when it's in the case. It's only about 1 inch wide at the widest point of the base. The case is not much bigger than the toy. It definitely fits well. It's probably 4.75-5 inches long and maybe 1.25-1.5 inches wide. I was definitely a little disappointed with how big it was, because I was expecting more of a small bullet vibrator, but that's my fault, for not reading the size first! It's still a small vibrator, just bigger than I was expecting. I still wouldn't hesitate putting it in my purse.

For clitoral stimulation, the size was perfect. It doesn't really matter on size for clitoral stimulation anyways. The point though, is the important part, and it was pointed enough, yet still rounded and not uncomfortable. For vaginal penetration, the size is great for just about anyone. It's not quite a "full" feeling, but you know it's there. I don't think it would be too long or too big for anyone. It might be too small for some people, but for me, it's mainly for clitoral play, so I don't have that issue.

Since the design makes it look like a lipstick, although it looks like an oversized lipstick, it is still discreet. When it's in the case, you can't tell what it is without opening it. For all anyone would know, it could be a large lipstick or maybe even a tampon holder. So yes, it's discreet and very travel friendly!
    • Discreet look/design

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Hide-A-Vibe does not do anything special, it just vibrates, plain and simple. It does however have multiple speed settings, but no patterns. To turn the toy on, simply twist the very bottom of the toy, to the speed you want. It's easy to turn, even while in use. The lowest speed is nice and relaxing, while the highest speed can get me off very quickly. I am the type of girl who needs pretty powerful clitoral stimulation for orgasm, and this toy could do it in about 2-3 minutes for me, on high.

The vibrations can be felt throughout the whole toy, but at the very tip is where it's felt the strongest, which makes it great for clitoral stimulation! When vaginally inserted you can feel the vibrations up and down the whole toy. It doesn't seem to be positioned in one spot more than another.

On low, the toy probably could not be heard under a thick blanket. On high, it shouldn't be heard through a closed door. It's not extremely quiet on high, but it's enough to be overheard if someone is next to you or standing right outside your door with their ear pressed to it, trying to listen.

This toy is not waterproof, because it does not have a sealing ring around it, so keep it out of the bathtub, and do not fully submerse in water.
    • Easy to use
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

The Hide-A-Vibe, since made of plastic, is very easy to clean and care for. To clean, it can be washed with antibacterial soap and hot water. Just take care not to get it too wet near the base, because this toy is not waterproof. It can also be wiped down with isopropyl alcohol to sterilize the toy. Simple care for a simple toy.

To store the toy, I don't suggest the original box it came in. I had trouble with the box staying closed. The outer case of the toy, the lipstick case, is perfect for storage in my opinion. You don't use the case to play with, so it doesn't matter if the outside of it gets dusty or dirty. Also, it seems to snap together well enough, to keep out dust and lint. You could leave it sitting out on a dresser or nightstand and no one would know what it is, unless they open it.

Since this toy is plastic, it's compatible with any lube, water, silicone, or oil based.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The Hide-A-Vibe came in a small white box, that opened on the side. I personally had trouble keeping the box shut, once I had opened it. Therefore, in my experience, making it impossible to store the toy in it, without taping it shut. On the front of the box, was just a picture of the toy inside. On the box, the only instructions, were to wash the toy before and after each use, it says it takes one AA, and it also says to remove the batteries when not in use.

The only instructions that came in the box, was a generic paper for pretty much any vibrator toy, with warnings, and generic "how to put in the batteries" for just about any toy.

I think the package is fine to be used for a gift. It's not cute, but it's not completely plain and boring either. I don't suggest using the box for storage since it was hard to keep shut, but the toy itself can be stored in the lipstick case and that should be fine.
    • Minimal

Personal comments

I named the review "My New Go-To For A Quick "O"", because I had a favorite traditional, small vibrator, very similar to this one, that was my definite go-to toy. It was always the most powerful and pleasurable. That toy, my favorite toy, recently quit on me after 3 years of wonderful use. I requested this toy in hopes that it could fill it's place and it definitely has! It's just as powerful, if not more powerful, and the shape, size, and design is about the same. It always brings a quick "O" for me. I really like it!

I wish they had pink in stock, because I would have gotten it instead of the ugly black one, but oh well! It still works great!
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  • ~LaUr3n~
    I agree about the colors. The reason I didn't choose this over the lipstick vibe I ended up with is because of the black.
  • Airen Wolf
    I wish the purple one was available.
  • sexysweetieshan
    Thanks for commenting Lauren and Airen! Yes, I really wanted the pink one, but the black one works just as good even though it's not very appealing. Maybe in the future they will have the pink and purple back in stock and I can get more of them!
  • Tori Rebel
    Great review, thanks!
  • SexyySarah
    great review
  • Alicia
    I've yet to try an actual lipstick vibe, maybe I'll have to check one out. Thanks for the review!
  • sexysweetieshan
    Thanks ToriRebel & SexyySarah!

    And yes Alicia, you should definitely try this one, or a similar one out! I love it.
  • Isabel0329
    Hehe, it's a lipstick vibe for goth dressers. Makes me giggle. Thanks for the review!
  • sexysweetieshan
    Yeah it's not a pretty color, I would have rather had the pink or even purple, but the black is pretty ugly. Haha. You're welcome Isabel0329!
  • Trashley
    Hey, black lipstick is actually coming back thanks to Gaga. This shits POP now! Someone kill me. Awesome review!
  • sexysweetieshan
    Well the think is, is that it's not fully black. It's like a black/gray/weird camo. I think I would be happier if it was all just PLAIN black. Thanks Crashgasm!
  • IndependentlyHappy
    Thanks for the great review! I think that the black one is a really pretty color.
  • sexysweetieshan
    You're welcome IndependentlyHappy, and thanks for the comment. I didn't neccessarily like the black one, but it was the only one available. People have different tastes in appearance preferences though!
  • Solar Ray
    Thanks for the review. Awesome little discreet vibe for a gift.
  • angel142stx
    great review
  • sexysweetieshan
    You're welcome Solar Ray! It's definitely my favorite toy and still used just about everytime we have intercourse!

    And thanks angel142stx!
  • sweet seduction
    great review
  • AlaskanBeauty
    Thanks for the review
  • Apirka
    Wonderful review! Thank you for sharing
  • Missmarc
    Thank you for the review!
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