The shaft and bulb are velvety smooth to the touch with only a little bit of give. It is a slight dust magnet. The control unit, at the bottom, is a velvety smooth, hard plastic.
The bulb itself is smooth, with no added texture. The shaft is extremely flexible and can bend about 180 degrees in any direction. This helps for reaching the right spot in case you are in an awkward position.
The toy has a very light smell. Nothing like the new toy smell. There is no taste.
The unit can be used without lube however, if you want to slide it around the vulva area, I would recommend a little lube.
The entire unit is just over 7 inches long. The bulb is about an inch wide. The bulb is large enough to stimulate the entire vulva area, however it does, on occasion, require moving around a bit. That being said, it will not overpower you for those of you who are concerned about too much stimulation in too many places.
The toy is pretty easy to hide as it looks like a normal massager.
For travel, just put it in your suitcase but take the batteries out so it does not start buzzing away.
The toy takes 3 AA batteries. The controls are at the bottom of the unit. It looks like there are two buttons on either side. There are not. I spent a good portion of my time pushing the back side of the control unit (which does move inward like a button) wondering what on earth I was doing wrong. Anyhow, push the front for the first setting. A white, LED light lights up the base. Push again to switch through the settings.
1: Steady low vibe.
2: Steady medium vibe.
3: Steady strong vibe.
4: Escalating pulsation.
5: Quick pulsation.
7: Long pulsation.
8: Quick strong pulsation.
9: Rumbling pulsation.
10: Strong long pulsation.
11: Very long pulsation.
To turn the unit off, simply hold down the power button. The mode will switch back to the beginning the next time you turn it on.
The controls themselves are a little difficult to use as, in the heat of the moment, you may think you are pushing the front button when in fact you are pushing the false back button.
The vibrations are centered at the bulb and do not carry throughout the toy, however this is not a problem.
The toy can be heard from under the covers but not from behind a closed door.
The unit is waterproof and preforms well.
Clean with soap and water or a toy cleaner before and after each use. You can sterilize with rubbing alcohol but do not boil or put on the top rack of your dishwasher as this would ruin the motor.
Use only water-based lube with this toy.
Store away from other silicone toys. Store in a drawer or toy chest, or leave it out. It looks like a normal massager.
If sharing, cover with a condom.
The toy comes in a purple and white cardboard box with display windows. Instructions are provided. It is perfect for storage and gift wrapping.
I found the vibrations to be quite strong. Although I enjoyed the patterns, I kept switching back to the strong, steady vibe. There is just something about that setting that turns me on. Every inch of my vulva was stimulated and before long I was having an intense climax.