Precious Metal gems - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Shanna Germain

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Shiny, Pretty, Simple Thing

These days, it seems like we're used to having a million bells and whistles on our toys. But the Precious Metal Gems is truly back to basics: A pretty, simple, strong vibrator that will get your rocks off without any fuss or muss. If you're new to vibrators or just want a return to the basics, this is an excellent, inexpensive, pretty choice.
Revs like a crazy thing. Pretty. Solidly basic.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


Before I got this toy, I wasn't expecting much. Shiny vibrator, that was about it. Even when it arrived at my house, I wasn't sure -- the box was simple, the packaging was simple, the vibe looked really simple. But then I broke it out and turned it on.

This little baby only takes one battery, but it really revs. To the point where it would be teeth-jolting if you put it anywhere near your mouth. Good thing it's not for your mouth -- I think this toy is best used on your clit. It could go internal, certainly, and it doesn't lose its rev-power while it's inside, but it's so fantastic against the clit that you may not want to waste it anywhere else.

Typically, I need a couple of fingers on my clit to get off, but this baby rocks. I sat down, popped in a favorite porn, and didn't even make it to the end of it before I hit orgasm. I will say that if you crank it all the way up, there's something about the intensity of the vibrations that almost overwhelms the orgasm, so you might want to experiment a bit until you find the speed that's right for you.

We also played around using it during oral sex and finger-play. It's a great, small toy to lay against the clit while someone's going down on you or fingering you. It stays out of the way and at the same time, continues to really stimulate the clit.
  • 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?
    • Any couple
    • Busy women
    • Everyone
    • Couple foreplay/after climax play
    • Fast session/quickie
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bathtub
    • Home
    • On the road/travel friendly

Material / Texture

This vibe is smoooooth. The material is shiny and slick, and it has no taste or odor or anything. It's got that metallic feel all the way, only it's sleeker, without any of metal's rough edges.

The texture is so smooth that it can get slippery. If you combine that with the high vibrations and any wetness/lube, it can be hard to hold the vibe in its designated spot. It takes a bit of finagling to get it to stay on your clit -- but once you get the angle and can hold it there, it's a delight.

Design / Shape / Size

The design is as simple as it gets -- a sleek, shiny oblong vibe that's about 4.5 inches long or so. The size is small enough to be unobtrusive and large enough that you can actually feel it, both on the clit and inside.

One of the great things about this vibe is that anyone can use it. Turn it on, adjust from slow (a quiet, soft vibration) to holy shit (a really fast, really strong movement) and lay back and let this toy do all the work. It's small and non-threatening, which means that you can maneuver it around to various hot spots during solo play, fucking, oral sex or just about anything else. I totally plan to throw it into my suitcase as well, since it weighs almost nothing and doesn't take up any space.

Functions / Performance / Controls

Simple. Simple. Simple. That is the name of the game with this vibe. Slip in the single battery, crank the shiny gem on the end and go to town.

I will say that if you've ever had a vibe and said, "It's just not powerful/fast/hard enough to get me off!" then you might want to look at this one. The high setting is HIGH. Most of the vibrations are in the tip, which I think is a nice touch, especially if you're using it as a clit vibe.

Again, I didn't expect much from the waterproof option. It's just a simple rubber seal, so I took it into the shower four times and dropped it in the bathtub with me, just to see if it would leak. Nothing. It stayed as solidly sealed as it had in the beginning. One of the bonuses of this toy: Because it's plastic, the water runs right off it. And unlike some silicone and other materials that can be hard to use in the shower without a lube, this one stays slippery and usable. I didn't need lube to keep it sliding over my body parts.

One dislike: This sucker is LOUD if you rev it all the way up. It sounds like something's shaking loose inside, but I think that's just the motor going about a thousand miles an hour. It's actually loud to the point where it woke the dog up, who came to investigate. Lovely... So, probably not your best bet if you're trying to sneak in a little something under the radar.

Care and Maintenance

Again, ease of use is the key with this toy. It's so sleek and slick that everything slides off it, which means no dog hair, no human hair, no marks or scratches. It's also one of the few toys that I don't have to worry about very much. It can sit on the bathtub for a couple of days, rest behind the sink overnight, fall under the bed after fucking... never a problem. You just clean it up again and go to town.

Cleaning is also simple. Since it's plastic, you can either wash it with hot water and an antibacterial soap, or you can wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. Another option is to use a toy cover, such as these, which are made by Cal Exotica and which fit nicely over this particular toy.

If you want to go with lubes, you have lots of options: the plastic will hold up to water-based, oil-based or silicone lubes. For water play, oil or silicone might work best, since water-based lubes tend to 'evaporate' in water.

Personal comments

To me, this is a get-off-quick toy or a get-started-quick toy. I don't know if I'd use it for extended play -- it's just too powerful and focused. If you want something to wake your clit up ahead of time or if you are in need of a solid, hard orgasm, this is a great choice.
Follow-up commentary
I thought I'd already written this follow-up, and then I was sitting at home the other day with this vibe in my hand thinking, "Man, I should really do a follow up to the follow up, and tell everybody how much more I like this now."

But low and behold, I hadn't written this yet (see how procrastination helps you? it really does!) so now I can come and say, "Yes, yes, yes! I still love this vibe. Lots."

I've found that if I'm in a hurry and just need that once-a-day orgasm (they're like vitamins -- quick, easy, really really good for you!), then this is the vibe that I grab most often. It's guaranteed to get me off, fast, no questions asked. Sure, there's a lot to be said for long, extended, teased orgasms that take all day. But that's not what this vibe is made for it -- it's intense, focused and mind-blowing. Just like a vibe should be.

It's a keeper.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • LicentiouslyYours
    Nice review! Smile
  • ......
    Great review, thanks!
  • Shanna Germain
    Thanks so much! I'm falling in love with this little vibe Smile
  • Alan & Michele
    Nice review!
    Just a couple of suggestions: in the future you might want to tell the customers what the toy can be cleaned with (soap, water only, bleach, etc). I know it seems like a "no brainer" since this toy is plastic, but people who are new to sex toys often don't know. You may also want to tell them what kinds of lubes are compatible with the material.
  • Shanna Germain
    Thanks so much for the suggestion -- you're right, I didn't even think of it. I've added it, so hopefully that will help if people have questions.

    Thanks again!

    All the best, s.
  • Sammi
    I'm thinking I want to try this one.
    Nice review!
  • Shanna Germain
    Thanks Sammi! It's a great little revver! Smile
  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Very nice and informative review! Big smile
  • Hotlink
    good job.
  • lamira
    Good review, thanks!!
  • Elliotstar
    Nice review!
  • deltalima
    Thanks for sharing
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