Girl's best friend tickling dolphin - sex toy by Cal Exotics - review by Allison.Wilder

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I Like My Dolphin Friend.

The Tickling Dolphin by California Exotics might not be Girl's Best Friend as it claims to be, but it sure could be a pretty close friend. It has an interesting design that makes playtime a little silly and fun and really lightens the mood. It doesn't have any vibration patterns or pulsations, but the steady vibrations were good enough for me.
Price; Strong Vibrations; Easy To Use
Not Enough Variety; Battery Guzzler
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


California Exotic Novelties' Tickling Dolphin doesn't exactly tickle, but it certainly does please. It's a simple bullet vibrator that slips inside a TPR Silicone shaped dolphin for intense clitoral orgasmic bliss. This is not an insertable toy, so if you need to hit your g-spot for orgasm, don't bother with this one.

This little bullet feels great when pressed against many other body parts, too. It's not a smooth toy so it drags against the skin, but if it's picked up and placed where you want it, it works wonderfully.

The Tickling Dolphin can be used by anyone that likes clitoral stimulation, whether they're beginners or more advanced users. It can also be used easily with a partner for a little whimsical stimulation.

It's completely waterproof and wireless, so take it in the shower, use it in bed, have a lazy afternoon on the couch, wherever you feel comfortable using it is where it will work best. Beware that it is noisy, so if discretion is a must, closed doors and covers or running water in the shower muffle the sound just fine.
  • 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
    • Gag gift
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • 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?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The Tickling Dolphin is made of a soft, flexible, thick TPR Silicone and rigid Plastic materials. Neither the dolphin, nor the bullet have a scent or taste, although the package boasts that it is pleasantly scented. The TPR Silicone portion of the toy is a sticky material and does attract lint and fuzz balls galore. It doesn't, however, make your hands sticky after handling.

The dolphin part of the toy is made of a light blue, transparent TPR Silicone. It's not exactly smooth as it drags on skin and clothing, but there is no texture besides the side fins and top fin of the dolphin. It looks heavily textured at first glance, but upon further inspection the texture is just design and doesn't add to playtime in the slightest. There are 22 nubs on the inner side of the dolphin tail to add a little extra sensation for clitoral stimulation. TPR Silicone is rated as a 6 out of 10 on Eden's Material Safety Scale.

The bullet part of this toy is made of a smooth, shiny, silver plastic and a smooth, black plastic base with dial controls. Since it's smooth, it adds nothing to the texture of the toy. Plastic is rated as an 8 out of 10 on Eden's Material Safety Scale.

    • Flexible
    • No odor
    • Sticky

Design / Shape / Size

The Tickling Dolphin is, in fact, shaped like a dolphin. It's a cute, whimsical toy to make sexy time a little silly. Face-down with the tail resting on your clit is the best way to use this bullet vibe. The tail makes for a great place to hook your finger into to hold on tightly for the ride!

Bullets are typically small toys and this one is no different. It's 2 1/2 inches from the tip of the dolphin nose to the spot where the bullet goes into the dolphin. It's 2 1/2 inches around and about 3/4 of an inch in diameter.

Due to this toy being so small, it's really easy to hide. It can be slipped inside a pocket or purse for travelling or placed back inside it's box - or your toy box - for utmost discretion.

    • Beginner
    • Partner play
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Tickling Dolphin is a very simple toy. It's powered by 4 watch batteries (8 are included in the package) and packs a little punch. Slip the batteries inside the bullet, push the bullet into the dolphin and turn the dial-base to get started.

Turn the dial-base to the right to turn the bullet on. Turning it further to the right will increase the speed. The vibrations are steady. There are no patterns or pulsations, just a steady medium to fast vibration. The vibrations are strictly in the bullet so unless you're pressing the whole dolphin down you won't feel it in just the nose or tail.

This toy is fairly noisy so using it behind closed doors and under covers will muffle the sound just fine. It's waterproof, so take it in the shower and there will be no way that it's heard over running water. Be sure to twist the cap on tight to ensure that the insides stay dry and you're all set.
    • Easy to use
    • Not discreet at all
    • Not enough variety

Care and Maintenance

Caring for the Tickling Dolphin is a bit of a pain, but not too difficult. To clean it, pull the bullet out of the dolphin to get the inside of the dolphin clean. The dolphin is made of TPR Silicone and can be cleaned with warm water and antibacterial soap, toy cleaner or wipes. The plastic bullet can be cleaned with hot water and antibacterial soap, toy cleaner or isopropyl alcohol wipes.

Once the bullet and dolphin are clean, let them air dry or wipe them down with a lint-free cloth or towel and store anywhere that you store toys. I keep mine in the original packaging box inside my toy box to keep toys from touching and rubbing.

While plastic is compatible with water, silicone and oil-based lubricants, TPR Silicone is only compatible with water-based lubricants so if you intend to use lube with the Tickling Dolphin, water-based is the way to go.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The Tickling Dolphin came packaged in two plastic baggies inside a cardboard box that proudly states what's inside as well as displays pictures so if discretion is a must, open this when you're alone. There are no user or care instructions included but the box does direct you to the website for product registration and warranty information.

The box and plastic packaging are recyclable, so discard accordingly. The box can be reused as a storage box for this toy only, but the plastic can't be reused once it's been opened. It could be given as a gift to someone who doesn't mind overtly sexual packaging.
    • Good for storage
    • Minimal
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

Because this toy is an odd shape, it's near impossible to cover. It also can't be sterilized so I strongly discourage sharing the Tickling Dolphin with partners.
Follow-up commentary
I took the dolphin off this little bullet and have been using it that way. It just gets in the way of the vibrations. I still love this toy and will use it until it dies.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Loriandhubby
    thank you for the review. this looks great
  • Allison.Wilder
    Thank you! It's definitely a neat little toy.
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    Awesome review, thank you for sharing!
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    Aww, thanks for reading!
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    Keep up the great work.
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    Thanks for the review, this is super cute!
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    thanks for the review!
  • Allison.Wilder
    Thank you all for the positive feedback. I love reviewing cute toys like this.
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    Sweet I have not seen this one. It is too cute. Thanks for sharing!
  • Allison.Wilder
    Thanks all!
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