First time mini-vibe - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by sweetcaroline

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First Time Mini Vibe!

In all I've been pleasantly pleased with this piece. I'll keep it til it runs down, and probably get one just like it. It's small and discreet, and very effective in its use. I suppose it's not very exciting, but it's effective and I've been pleased.
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Pros:
Soft and velvety, good vibrations
Cons:
Runs through batteries fast, very stiff
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The First Time Mini Vibe is a cutie, for sure. It's only 1 inch in diameter at the base, and tapers a little bit at the top. Only 4.5 inches of this cutie is insertable, but I primarily use this as a clitoral stimulator.
Although it is so tiny, you can certainly also use this as a penetrating toy. Pair it with another vibrator though, 'cause this can't really do the job on its own. It's rather stiff as well, and that doesn't really do anything for me...
But as a clitoral stimulator it works wonders! I've taken it on weekend trips with me (it's small, so it's easily hidden, it fits in my make up bag! Super convenient.)
This toy is waterproof, so you can take it in the bath tub/shower, even the pool if you're daring.
This toy is perfect for beginners, but it's a nice addition to anyone's toybox.
  • 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?
    • Everyone
    • Sensory play
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    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

Material / Texture

The First Time Mini Vibe is a stiff piece. Not bendy at all.
When used as a clitoral vibrator I had no problem with the rigidity- but when I tried anal penetration it wasn't a fun experience.
The texture of this piece is very, very soft, despite the rigidity.
The material used to make the First Time Mini Vibe is hard plastic (ABS) with a polyurethane coat.
Overall I would suggest this vibrator for beginners.
    • Slight odor

Design / Shape / Size

This little guy is just a straight up mini version of a traditional vibrator.

Stiff, not bendy at all, very short. A very pretty lavender.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

The performance of this little piece is satisfactory, considering that it is a non-flexible and mini vibrator. It ran the new batteries down fairly quickly, however.
The dial for controlling the level of vibrations is located at the bottom of the vibrator. (The vibrations are fairly intense for such a small vibrator, but as I mentioned before, the batteries run down and the vibrations become less intense.) The controls aren't very easy to change during play.
The vibrations come from all the way down the body, and especially at the tip.
I don't like the stiffness, so I use this primarily as a clitoral stimulator (the velvety softness makes it easy on the tender skin of female genital area.)
This toy plays well in the water, of course, and is fully waterproof. It's not a noisy vibrator, for sure, but set on high I would advise playing low music (especially if you have nosy roommates!)
This piece takes 1 AA battery.
    • Battery guzzler
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

It is very, very easy to care for this piece. I use simple antibacterial soap and dry it off thoroughly before placing it back in my drawer. Make sure your storage place is dry and clean though, and should be washed before and after each use. Try not to bang this piece up, since the velvety coating is not very hardy.
I store this piece in a terry cloth towel in a drawer, safe, clean and dry.
You should only use a water-based lubricant when using this piece, as the instructions on the packaging indicate.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The First Time Mini Vibe came in a simple crack open plastic case, nothing fancy:

Past the original purpose of shipping, this packing is not useful at all.
There are care instructions on the packaging, however, simple: Only use with water based lubes and wash before and after use.
    • Minimal
    • Recyclable
Follow-up commentary
I still love this little guy. I've had to replace the batteries, but it's well worth it. The material is as soft as ever, and vibrations as good as they were in the beginning.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • K101
    Fantastic job on this review, Sweetcaroline! I loved reading about this. It sounds like a nice vibe for foreplay as well. I like the soft velvety material of these. Thanks so much for including your own photos. I always love seeing the actual product like that. A beautiful review!
  • Eva Schwaltz
    Aww, I like how small this is, thanks for the review.
  • Silverdrop
    Great review. Thank you.
  • Vanille
    Excellent review! Ewww on it being a battery guzzler though.
  • married with children
    great review, thanks for sharing.
  • FemmeFlo
    Good job, hun. For the record though - this one is not safe for anal play. It doesn't have a flared base, and it could get sucked in. I don't want to have to drive you to the emergency room.
  • sweetcaroline
    LOL well youknow, flo, if anything gets stuck up there... :p
  • GONE!
    Thanks for the review!
  • sweetcaroline
    thank you all for your comments/feedback/compliments!
  • Enchantedkitty
    Great review
  • faust
    nice review
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