Bendables nubby swirl - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Red Riding Hood

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This is a low-cost vibe that has some fun characteristics. It's typical in some ways, but fun in others. It's not the best for the buck, but it's something different and a good product for beginners.
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Pros:
Fun design, bendable, easy to use, compact size, and not loud
Cons:
Smell, joints don't always stay in place, not very strong
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

This is a traditional vibrator with some funky features to set it apart from the typical straight and plain vibe. It's intended for vaginal use; but, with some creativity, it can stimulate many areas in different ways. If you're looking for something fairly simple, but not boring, and don't want to cough up a ton of money, this may be an item worth looking into. It's also a good option for someone looking to try a bendable toy without risking a softer material being ruined by the joints. This isn't intended for anal use, due to there not being a flared base, but with creative use of a condom, I was able to safely pull this off as well. It seems like there's a little something for everyone.

Being interesting to look at didn't hurt the product, either. This is one of the top pics when I'm asked to "put on a show". The bright colors and fun design add to the character of this vibe, making it charming and sexy in a fun way.

Material / Texture

This is made of a standard Jelly material, which isn't exactly my favorite, but makes this product work. I've seen other bendable products get ruined if the material happened to be soft and this seems to be pretty tough. A reasonable sacrifice of softness. It has nubs all over it, which can be felt depending on how the toy is used and positioned. I thought these would be annoying, but they were quite pleasant. The material does have the typical Jelly odor when first opened, but the smell fades after a few washings and wasn't that bothersome to me.

It does attract lint and dust and hair. Yeah it's a pain in the butt, but using a condom over it does help with this and make me less worried about cramming that stuff in bad places. It can be hard to clean, but you do get what you pay for and as I already stated, the material DOES have advantages.

Design / Shape / Size

The design of this toy is what sets it apart from most traditional vibes. It's made with a spine-like bendable core. This makes the product fun and a bit unpredictable, but sadly doesn't hold shape too well. I liked it for many reasons, but if you're looking for something that will stay in place, you may want to invest in a better product. It holds a bit, but not at extreme angles. I was able to get it to hold a nice broad curve which felt amazing, but when I tried to bend it in multiple ways, it wouldn't stick. Again, you get what you pay for.

There are wide ribs along the length of the vibrator that feel really nice. They aren't orgasmic, exactly, but give a nice ripple during movement. Along with the nubs, these create a bit of a nice sensation which is perfect for "warming up". I was also happy with the size. If you want thick, this isn't the product for you. But for me, it was perfect. It might also be ideal for a beginner. It also has a small head which made for excellent penetration, but didn't offer the "pop" that a thicker head would have.

It's not exactly discreet, but is thinner than a lot of toys and could be hidden under clothes in a drawer or perhaps in a larger bag. It's not too discreet style-wise, so if someone finds it, they'll know what it is.

Functions / Performance / Controls

The functions are pretty simple with this thing. You pop the batteries into the bottom chamber. I got no directions and there is no indication of which way the batteries go. It took a few tries to get it right. The batter compartment is also the turn-dial that adjusts the vibration. The range isn't all that impressive, but is sufficient enough for me to warm up and get off. It takes AAA batteries, which I am not a fan of, but it was worth the trouble. I tend to prefer the power and convenience of AA.

The toy isn't very noisy, but it's also not super powerful. As I said, it was plenty for me, but if you need a lot of power, look elsewhere. If you are looking for something you can get by with using in the room next to a roommate, this might work. It won't knock your socks off, but it's pleasurable. It's NOT waterproof, so no shower time fun with your flexible new friend.

Care and Maintenance

As this toy is made of Jelly material, it's not exactly easy to clean and keep clean. Due to this, using a condom is a good idea. I clean mine before and after use using a toy cleaner. You can also use a mild soap that rinses clean and warm-hot water. Be careful not to melt the jelly! I take care to clean all of the hair and lint off the toy as well. I store it in the clam shell case that it came in sans the card insert. This seems to do just fine.

As it's a jelly, it's best to be used with water-based lubricants to prolong the life of the toy. Others can cause "melting" or peeling of the material which can fall into bad places and send your battery-operated friend to an early grave.
Follow-up commentary
For something that's priced so low, I can't believe how much I still like this thing. I love the size and the way it feels, I love how it doesn't drain batteries like crazy. The jelly material leaves something to be desired, but I love the nubs on the shaft! I'm still pleased with this toy for sure!

It's become one of those toys that I like so much that I don't use it as often. I like to take my faves and keep them in good shape. I hate it when they finally die on me, so I make others work and save my faves for special playtime. Again, I'm shocked I liked this one so much. I do think that the toy could hold it's shape better, but at the same time, it's nice to feel something move around, too. It adds an entire new feel for me.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • El-Jaro
    wow...this looks so weird!
  • Hopeless Romantic
    definately looks apealing, cool review
  • Isabel0329
    Such a weird look to it! If it wasn't jelly I might be more curious to try it. The jelly though ... eek. Not sure I could do it.
  • Jenna.J.Ross
    It reminds me of a bubble container that my nephew has its defiantly unique and id try it just to see what its like
  • kck
    Erm, this looks like one of those really rare and really poisonous caterpillars I've seen on Discovery Channel. Eeek!
  • Airen Wolf
    I wouldn't have thought to pair green and purple but it somehow works! Great review.
  • Annemarie
    Yeah, I wouldn't have paired green, yellow, and purple. But it looks cute. Thanks for the review!
  • Red Riding Hood
    Yeah it looks weird for sure. But I was also looking for weird, in a way. I was looking for something that might fit in with a recent fantasy and this seemed like a fun product to try! The colors are really pretty. I'm not a fan of Jelly myself, but the only other material that I think would be sturdy enough for the spine is maybe silicone. But part of the charm of this product is cost.
  • iceman681
    wild
  • Red Riding Hood
    Indeed. But becoming one of my faves just BECAUSE it's so different.
  • Online
    Good review.
  • Red Riding Hood
    Thank you!
  • AlaskanBeauty
    thanks for the review
  • Eucaly
    Really detailed review, thanks!
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