Intimate basics athena - pocket rocket by Cal Exotics - review by Sephymuffins

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Athena.. you sure do put the Intimate into the Basics.

The Athena is one powerful vibrator. It is clearly well-made and the Athena wants to be tailored to fit *you*! I am very glad that I reviewed this product and for the price and size, it sure packs a punch that is unsurpassed.
Sturdy, well-made and the vibrations are amazing.
Can be a little loud.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
So I decided to request this product as something small on the side (as I was writing my Decadent Lover review whilst doing this one), and I'm glad I chose this vibrator. It is small, cute, and durable.

When it first came to me I cut it out of the plastic it was in and all of the interchangeable plastic heads came flying out. I realized at that moment, I wasn't going to like them. And I was correct on my very early assumption. Considering how small the Athena is, it's about the size of the battery you put in it. It's easy to grip and hold and you can pin-point exactly where you want to feel the vibrations. Since the size is so small, it's great for traveling and keeping in your purse (or pocket, even). It is also see-through, which the geek and nerd in me absolutely loves because in a lot of ways you can see all of the working pieces inside of it. You can see its guts!

Nevertheless, this vibrator really is basic. It only has one vibration setting and that is simply turning the base of it up to 'On'. I, personally, cannot consider the lack of multi-speed as a negative or a bad mark against the Athena. Clearly it is just a basic, standard, cheap vibrator. However, the vibration itself is actually fairly strong for such a compact little body. It will really surprise you once you turn it on. The downside however, is that with the strength, comes the sound. It is not super, annoyingly loud, loud. It is simply not very discreet and quiet.

Remember how I mentioned I wouldn't like the interchangeable tips? Well, like mother birds reject their young, I simply threw them out. I tested them once and realized the only one even semi-worth keeping is the rounded, non-textured plastic cap-like tip they give you with the three others. Considering you cannot slow this vibrator down by having a slower speed setting, the other ribbed and spiky tips were almost too much for my poor clitoris to take. So my apologies if anyone wanted a detailed overview of how the caps feel, felt, are designed, etc. Yes, they are part of the product itself, but I'm not going to lengthily test out something that hurts me.

I must confess and repent though, Eden-ers. I had a miraculous moment while I was playing with the Athena. Without any caps on the very tip of the toy, there are three little metal pieces that protrude just slightly. They won't nick you or hurt, they are simply rounded, cold, and there. And oh my god. I never thought metal would be able to do what it did, but gosh darn it, it did it and it did it well! I'm not sure if it's the connection between the three pieces of metal; I'm not sure if it's how distinct the vibrations feel once it hits the metal pieces. All I know is, I would give up my first newborn if I was able to have every vibrator I own throw me over the edge as well as the Athena did. Because I'm going to be brutally honest here, this baby is going straight to my vagina and dammit, it's staying there!

Ahem. I got a little off subject. To go a little into the material, the Athena is made of TPR. TPR is really just a plastic that's good on the sanitary scale and not nearly as porous as some materials. You cannot boil this toy and I strongly suggest not using a 2% bleach solution. I feel that it would break the material down over time. Silicone or water based lubes should be used. I strongly suggest not to apply lube to the tip of this toy without a plastic tip being on it. I know that seems strange just after I completely banished mine to the trash Gods, but this is not a waterproof toy and I do not know if the metal pieces are sealed up to make it safe enough around lubes that can get into the product.

Overall, this is a great toy for the price. I may not have used the caps that come with it to sort of "change it up", but I enjoy and appreciate them being offered as a way of customizing my pleasure and making this toy much more interesting. I have had no major issues with this product since it arrived in the mail and I have actually been using it more than any of my other toys. The pleasure I get from the Athena is definitely great and I am very glad I can review this for people contemplating this toy. Buy it! It is so worth it.
Follow-up commentary
So far this remains my favorite vibrator! I still use it frequently and the most out of my other vibrators. Nothing seems to have changed with the quality and it still works great. So happy I got this baby!
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My Intimate basics athena tags
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Foreplay
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Campus/roommate living
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Small design
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris
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  • LostBoy988
    Good job on the review
  • toxie m
    I never did understand what is up with the plastic caps that come with so many pocket rockets. A lot of them look so.. sharp. I can totally see why you did away with them.
  • Sephymuffins
    Yeah, that's how I see it, too! I don't get why they even add those too it, and with the Athena, it's like putting the caps on the top of the toy seemed to almost dilute the vibrations. That's, in fact, more than likely why I liked using the toy without anything on it.

    But about the textures, yes, they are just too abrasive. Especially for sensitive little girl parts that I have. Thank you for the comment and vote!
  • Ivy Wilde
    Thanks for the review. I, too, really like being able to see the guts of my toys.
  • pinkcupcakes
    great review!
  • Oomph2687
  • Katelyn
    Now that this rocket is on sale I might want to get it : ) Thanks for the review!
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