Fresh - sex toy by Leaf - review by chicmichiw

My Friend, Fresh

While no one could say the Fresh is very powerful, it gets the job done and the thoughtful design makes the most of the vibrations by focusing them with the pinpoint tip. This is where Fresh stands out -- thoughtful and quality design and presentation. While Fresh may not teach how to love again, the fact that it's rechargeable, 100% silicone and waterproof make it an indispensable toy for those in the higher-end market.
Fast charge
Thoughtful design
Overheats -- not excessively, though
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Fresh is a small, rechargeable clitoral vibrator from the luxury line, Leaf. Fresh is one of four clitoral vibrators from the company -- Touch, Life and Spirit.

Fresh best functions as a provider of pinpoint stimulation, which you can see from the hooked end. Overall, the shape is heart-like, which makes that point possible and holding it in your hand easy at the same time. Also, I think it's a really pleasing, friendly shape. Collectors? It's too cute not to get.


While Fresh is designed as a clitoral stimulator, it could easily function as a perineum stimulator for a male-bodied person as well. This and other reasons make it a great couples' vibrator.

Fresh is a rather quiet toy, plus it's small enough to fit in the cup of your hand. It's also totally waterproof, so it's definitely a versatile toy.

  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • Perineum

Material / Texture

The Fresh is, like all the Leaf toys, covered in a 100% silicone skin. It even covers the buttons, which makes them super discreet and hidden. The skin also makes the toy amenable to bath-time or clean up, which I find to be a must in my toys (I don't ever want to worry I'll break something just by cleaning it).

Also like its buddies, the Fresh is green! It's such a refreshing shade for a sex toy primarily geared towards women, since most are pink or purple. Fresh is made of 100% premium silicone, without any smell or taste. The silicone is totally matte, without shine or texture. The body of the toy is completely firm, but the tip has a little bit of flex. If you pinch it, you can feel some cushion.

Some writing on the back of the toy is raised: it says different things like "Power bullet technology" and the voltage of the DC port. It can be felt with a finger, but probably won't be near the action while you use it.
Port and toy
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Fresh is an adorably small toy, non-threatening and friendly in shape. It's actually quite small, about the size of a real tree's leaf.
annotated specs

Despite not being a powerhouse, the shape of Fresh helps to direct vibrations to your clit. The curve or hook shape lays across your clitoris. Then, the shaft of your clitoris will receive vibration and the the very tip of the Fresh should hopefully touch the head of your clitoris. This really allows you to get the max sensation -- other toys may have more power, but they may not be shaped as thoughtfully to your body.

Male-bodied persons or the friend of a lucky lady may also enjoy this toy -- the curve of the toy could sit facing downward on the balls, so that the point ends up underneath. Running the tip across the scrotum or head of the penis is an option as well.

Due to this versatility of use between the sexes, couples may find this toy quite useful! Especially since Fresh lays mostly across the pubic mound, Fresh will definitely not get in the way of PIV sex, which I think is a great plus. Of course, Fresh is not intended for any sort of penetrative use.

In hand
    • Discreet look/design
    • Ergonomic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Fresh, like the other Leaf vibrators, has only steady vibrations and no patterns. It has four levels of power:
1. Lowest
2. Low
3. Medium
4. High

The Fresh has only one button -- located on one of the bumps of the 'heart' shape. Just click to turn on; hold to get to higher levels; and click once fast to turn off again. Simple! The button lights up while in use. While charging, the Fresh also has a light indicator, to make sure you know it's charging -- it's a red light, right above the DC port.

On light
Charging light

Getting Hot in Here?
One thing I noticed while using Fresh for any amount of time longer than 30 minutes and especially with the high setting, Fresh gets warm. It doesn't get much warmer than body temperature, so don't worry, it won't burn you -- my problem is that it seems to heat the silicone skin from inside and makes it expand. Touching the Fresh while it's like this makes it feel like there's one big air bubble under the skin. Luckily, it seems like it's all over the surface of the toy, rather than one or two weak spots in the skin.

Running the toy under cool water or simply letting it cool down on its own solves the problem. I don't consider this a big problem with the Fresh, but it's noticeable. Obviously, having shorter sessions with Fresh and possibly using it on the lower settings could avoid this entirely.

The Water Test:
I love doing the water test -- you place a certain length of tip of the vibe in a shallow basin of water and see the frequency of the ripples it makes. Smaller ripples mean that the toy is buzzy and high-pitched; larger ripples mean that the toy is rumbly and deep. Lots of water movement in general means the toy is pretty strong in general.

Fresh water test
We-Vibe touch water test
Bloom water test

Here is the Leaf Fresh compared to the We-Vibe Touch. I think they're just about equal, not just in strength but also frequency. They're also comparably shaped (pointed tips, external vibrators). The bottom picture is the motor in the bottom of the Bloom -- you can see how weak and buzzy it is.
    • Easy to use
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

The Fresh is so easy to clean and store, a must have feature for me.

Cleaning methods may include full submersion in warm, soapy water or you could simply use a wipe to clean off its smooth surface -- there are no ridges to retain lube or fluids, so there aren't even any places on this toy that require special attention.

The DC port on the back of the toy, however, should be thoroughly dried before being plugged in again to charge.

The Fresh is entirely compatible with water-based lubes. The Fresh is compatible with oil-based lubes, just be aware that you don't use condoms afterward, as oil will degrade the condom. Fresh is a 100% silicone toy, so it may be used with an equally high-quality silicone lube, but you must do a patch test first. Be aware that hybrid lubes are not good for the Fresh. I personally wouldn't risk an expensive toy with a potentially incompatible lube, so I stick with water-based.

I love Leaf's packaging!

The Fresh came in a hard, sturdy box. It looks like cardboard, I suppose to look 'green and recycled, but believe me, it's reinforced. It's also smaller than a shoe box so it won't take up too much precious real estate in your closet or toy chest.

Fresh box

As you can see, the packaging is not obscene in any way, though it does state that it's a vibe and designed for "Natural Pleasure". I personally think it's easily overlooked. The box is firmly closed by a magnetic flap that lifts up.

Entire pack

Inside, you can find the manual, which sits on a small ledge above the main section of the box. In this lower compartment is the travel bag, charger and toy. It rattles around a little, since nothing is kept in a foam insert. I love the overall presentation of Leaf toys, as well as their decoration theme. Leaf really goes out of their way to create an understated but elegant and luxurious complete package.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
Follow-up commentary
Fresh has turned out to be a surprising favorite! Generally, I'm all about the power -- but there's a fine line between overpowering your clit and really using power effectively. Fresh is such a great example of super design making the most of the vrooms it has! Even though it may not feel very strong in the hand, the directed point really channels the vibrations to where you need and will enjoy them most. Super!

Even better, Fresh keeps a charge like crazy -- all the Leaf toys do. Even after 3 weeks of not being touched, Fresh was nearly completely charged. Before that, I was using Fresh almost every day and used it 5 - 6 times on high before it needed to be recharged. Recharging between uses takes a teeny tiny 1.5 hours, which is just fine by me in exchange for never having to stock batteries.

I've seen debate about the Leaf line: is it worth it? Maybe not at full retail (though they're frequently on sale). But the design, the luxurious silicone and rechargeability factor does make it worth it. These aspects are especially true of the Fresh, so if you choose one vibe from the Leaf line, make it Fresh!
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  • Beautiful-Disaster
    Thanks for the detailed review!
  • Hazeleyes2012
    Very nicely presented review thank you!
  • Boyfriend
    thank you for the review
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    Great review, thanks for sharing. The touch does not show up as discontinued now it shows up as out of stock. I wonder how true this is?
  • Loriandhubby
    thank you!
  • chicmichiw
    @JustLikeHeaven, thanks for telling me, it was definitely showing up as discontinued when I checked this morning. Changed it!
  • The Vixen
    Awesome review and pictures, thank you!
  • TheirPet
    Love the comparisons, great review!
  • GONE!
    Thanks for the review!
  • ashboo32
  • KinkyKatieJames
    Thank you so much!
  • Silverwinds
    Great pictures! I loved the comparison between the Touch and the Fresh through the use of water. Really cool.
  • SourAppleMartini
    Love your reviews. Thank you.
  • ththpup
    Crazy detailed review! Thank you!
  • Martiniman
    Great review, thanks!
  • PassionCpl
    I love this review, thanks!
  • Feisty
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  • Sangsara
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  • Hummingbird
    Wonderfully descriptive and good to know about the water test, what a terrific way to gage the intensity and type of vibrations for a toy. This is a very useful tip! Great job on the review!
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