Sex Toy Reviews

By Netta Gilboa

 

6.5Ē ULTIMATE RABBIT VIBE

Top Cat International

www.topcattoys.com

$29.95 list price

3 AA batteries, not included

 

One of the best selling vibrators on the market, the rabbit vibe came into the public eye on an episode of Sex And The City. Theyíve been around for a few decades now, but the price has come down since I first saw them in the 80s as a Japanese import. This is one of Top Catís top sellers because it is priced at much less than competing brands which donít do nearly as much. Itís much better than the one I saw in the 80s and itís about a third of the price! This is phthalate free for safety, and offers multi-speed vibrating ears, multi-speed rotating pearls, reversible twisting action and an easy to use controller. Itís available in purple, violet, blue, red and crystal. The 6.5 inch long main piece is insertable and has a baby rabbit which stays outside of you to tease and tickle the clit. You can control both the vibration and the rotation and the rabbit piece has longer, softer, ears than most units for much better clit stimulation. Made out of silicone rubber, youíll want to use water or oil based lubricants only with this to avoid damaging your toy. Highly recommended!

 

6.5Ē ULTRA SMOOTH VIBE

Top Cat International

www.topcattoys.com

available for $12.99 at adultdvdserotica.com

2 C batteries, not included

 

This high powered, multi speed vibrator comes in an array of colors including green, orange, yellow, brown, blue, red, purple, violet, white and metallic silver. Itís 6.5 inches long, quiet, super easy to change the batteries, and you just twist the bottom to turn it on and off and keep twisting to increase the intensity. Itís an inch and a half shorter than the model below, significantly narrower and the packaging bills it as ďcomfortable for any size.Ē Itís interesting that the 8Ē model below sells better, and one does wonder if thatís due to its length, girth, or G-spot tip. I tested the silver color and found this one much easier and more fulfilling to use, and I loved the silver color. Without a doubt visual appeal has some impact on how satisfied one is with any given sex toy. This looks like a traditional vibrator and performs very well. It delivers exactly what it promises, and who could ask for more?

 

8Ē JELLY G-SPOT VIBE

Top Cat International

www.topcattoys.com

$39.99 list price

2 AA batteries, not included

waterproof

 

This is a top seller in Top Catís line and is quite wide as well, offering both length and girth. Made from ultra soft latex rubber, this phthalate free vibrator is the biggest one Iíve used so far. It has high and low speed settings on the bottom, and is long and smooth with a curved tip to help you stimulate your G-spot. Like all Top Cat toys, batteries are a breeze to change and it comes in an array of colors including blue, red, purple, violet, orange, green and flesh. I am pretty tiny and taking 8 inches presents a serious challenge to me. Lube is a must for this, at least for me. Be careful not to use silicone based lubes with this or you could permanently damage it. Note that this is intended for water or oil based lubes only. Youíll certainly feel this one, and it will definitely hit your G-spot, making this ideal for size queens and for people for whom thinner models just donít cut it.

 

BETTER SEX SYNERGY PLEASURE SYSTEM

Sinclair Institute

www.bettersex.com

$99.95 list price

rechargeable, cordless or 2 C batteries, not included

 

It looks like an electric toothbrush, but donít be fooled! Part of Sinclairís Better Sex series (which also includes many awesome education DVDs), this is an oscillating vibrator which comes with 5 interchangeable attachments (two of which are double sided for a total of 7), an instruction booklet, velvet storage and travel pouch, and an a/c adapter. Absolutely THE model I would recommend for someone who has never had an orgasm or has trouble achieving one, as well as for couples in which the male is threatened by the introduction of a vibrator, this sophisticated kit comes with attachments which include a beaded ball, rabbit flutter, dual navigator, cups and ridges, and G-spot stimulator. Packaged in a professional manner, this is so well thought out that the attachments lock in place for both left and right handed people, and when used it oscillates meaning that it offers side to side movement which is pretty rare for sex toys. There are 6 intensity settings so one neednít worry the intensity will be too hard or soft and itís relatively quiet even on the strongest setting. This is absolutely designed for both men and women to use which also makes it different from many sex toys. Designed specifically to stimulate everything from the nipples and clitoral hood to the perineum and frenulum (loose skin behind the hood of the penis), this even pleasures the inner thigh and inner knee! Not a toy that is mastered and exhausted on first use, this will provide days (if not weeks) of experimentation for couples and is a wonderful enhancement to foreplay. The one drawback is that you need to charge it for 8 hours before first use which is certainly frustrating after opening it up and wanting to dig in. But itís worth the wait and there is nothing else on the market quite like it. This works best with lubricant especially when stimulating the clit. I loved that this let me excite different parts of my body, gave me options rather than just doing one thing, and that it provides completely different vibrations from anything else I own. Highly recommended!

 

ENERGIE

Natural Contours

www.natural-contours.com

$49.95 list price

no batteries required

 

This is a Kegel muscle exerciser which is a miniature, ergonomically shaped vaginal barbell, in a mint green color, which weighs around 14 oz., 400 gr. It is 6.5 inches long, 1 inch around on one end and 1.25 inches around on the other end and you can insert either end (or the whole thing). It comes with an instruction sheet which tells you how to locate your Kegel muscle, how to clean the product with soap and water, and how to use it to strengthen the muscle so you can enjoy better sex with enhanced orgasms, stop or prevent urinary incontinence, and help to stimulate orgasms even if you have never cum before. While itís not billed as waterproof I was able to use it in the hot tub with no problems, and words simply canít describe my amazing experiences with this toy. Simply put, although it was not the intended purpose of the product, inserting it repeatedly made me squirt again and again each time I used it, both in bed and in a hot tub, and results started to happen almost faster than you can read these words. After only a few days of using the product as intended I was able to see a difference in how well I could hold it as I used it to strengthen my muscle tone and although it seemed very heavy the first time I picked it up I got used to it quickly as did my body. This is highly recommended for anyone feeling adventurous, and also works well used internally while another vibrator is used externally at the same time. A wonderful couples toy as he can easily insert it for you and not feel threatened the way he might with a vibrator, and this can be used while your partner provides oral sex at the same time too. Itís a godsend to those who squirt but have trouble doing so alone, to those whose muscle has stretched from childbirth and for whom sex is not what it once was, and for those who have no man but feel the urge for something inside of them. Highly recommended!

 

FLOWER POWER

Big Teaze Toys

www.bigteazetoys.com

$15.99 list price

uses 3 A76 batteries, 6 included

waterproof

 

Ideal for those needing to be discreet, this toy looks like a plastic flower novelty item and no one would suspect what it really does. Itís 6 inches long and has a removable petal ring which doubles as a cock ring and is 3 inches at the widest part. It turns on and off by pushing on the center of the flower and itís intended as a clit massager. Also works great on the inside of the thighs, and to stimulate male balls. It comes in white with a yellow center, purple with a yellow center and white with a yellow center on a keyring which doesnít have the green stem part the other two models do. The green stem hides an extra set of batteries making this ideal for travel, but the keyring model is super cute making it tough to decide between them. Usable in the shower, tub, pool or spa, the packaging also suggests itís suitable for use in your car, office or at the club. This is a good choice for someone who has never used a vibrator before and is a bit intimidated by how most of them look, anyone who loves gardening, and 60s fans into collecting mod items

 

I RUB MY DUCKIE

Big Teaze Toys

www.bigteazetoys.com

$26.99 list price

2 AA batteries, included

waterproof

 

There are a number of vibrators now which are shaped like rubber ducks, but this is the original, cutest and best of whatís available. The buzz on it is strong, you feel it just holding it in your hand, but itís quiet so no one will hear you using it, even outdoors or in the shower, and it floats happily in a bathtub, pool, hot tub where no one would guess what else it can do until you flip the on/off switch so itís even okay to have around children. It comes with instructions which tell you how to easily change batteries, and itís a versatile product which boasts over 12 ways to rub yourself using the tail, beak, head, head and tail at once, etc. This is ideal as a gift for someone if you donít want to give them something that looks threatening, or to keep in the bathroom without guests figuring out what you do with it, or as a companion for your pool or hot tub which will make you smile every time you see it and delight every time you use it. Big Teaze also makes a smaller, cheaper, travel model which has a weaker buzz for those who might find this one too intense directly on the clit. The two would look adorable swimming together, and alternating back and forth can provide a wonderful tease. The larger, full-size duck is approximately 5 inches tall and 5 inches long, is phthalate free for safety, is made out of rubber, comes in a choice of yellow and black, and can also be used as a general massager if you have a spot that aches on your neck, foot, etc. The travel size duck comes in yellow, black, purple and pink. Highly recommended!

 

I RUB MY FISHIE

Big Teaze Toys

www.bigteazetoys.com

$26.99 list price

2 AA batteries, included

waterproof

 

Approximately 5.5 inches long, 4.25 inches tall and 4 inches from eye to eye, this is a floating fish made out of rubber which is smooth and has ribbed fins. It floats in the tub, pool or hot tub, can also be used in the shower, and is so cute and innocuous that your friends and children will never guess what else it can do. Makes a terrific back massager, and you can get off sexually using the eyes and fin, fin and tail, nose and eyes, etc. This has a strong buzz and a very quiet motor so no one will hear you, itís phthalate free for safety, and like the duckie you can also purchase this in a smaller, travel size so that you can have a pair and/or so that you can enjoy the less powerful buzz on the travel size model. The larger, full-size fish comes in original orange and pink pearl, and the travel size comes in pink, blue or hot rod (yellow) with a shower display tray included.

 

JOLIE

Natural Contours

www.candidaroyalle.com

$19.95 list price

1 AA battery, not included

waterproof

 

This is a 3.25 inch, pocket sized, aqua colored vibrator which literally fits into your jeans or purse making it ideal for travel, taking to friends homes or even using it in restaurants. Itís also perfect for the shower, bath, pool or hot tub and is quiet and discreet enough that you can do your business without anyone hearing, both in private and in semi-public places. Shaped like a finger, this has a curve in the middle of the unit and a flat edged top (called a contoured tip) making it usable as a clit stimulator, plus itís short and so easily fits inside anyone that it doubles as a penis substitute. This is my second favorite item in the Natural Contours line, created by Candida Royalle who is a former golden age porn star best known for being a current porn director who makes superb, high class, couples films. In bed this was an instant winner as you can insert it and then masturbate lying on your stomach while feeling lovely vibrations from inside you, or you can insert it while a partner licks you or while you are using another vibrator, or a finger, on your clit. In the water it gives a more subtle buzz and itís so tiny you can stimulate yourself without others in the water even knowing. It has many pluses including its tiny size so that itís not too large for any user, the ability to be used both internally and externally, the fact that it is curved which makes it comfortable when used internally for extended periods of time and it opens and closes easily so you can change batteries quickly and effortlessly. For me, this one had no drawbacks, and it rocks to wear it internally while watching movies, talking on the phone or while reading a book in the tub. Highly recommended!

LIBERTE

Natural Contours

www.natural-contours.com

$39.95 list price

2 AA batteries, included

 

This lemon colored godsend is 8 inches long, ergonomically designed and looks both attractive and professional. Itís specifically designed to be usable on the clitoral area, to be insertable with great comfort, and to trigger G-spot orgasms. It can also be inserted anally and offers up three speeds of vibrations as well as a pulsating feature which is quite unique. No matter where you choose to use it, absolute pleasure can be yours with this spectacular toy that is small enough to bring along for travel. One of the best items in the Natural Contours line, I found a use for this even though I already loved the Energie and Jolie models. It got me squirting quickly, was soft enough to keep my clit happy during lengthy sessions, and I loved the color and shape.At a maximum size of one inch around and narrower at the insertable tip, itís ideal for those who havenít had kids and who like small gadgetsItís easy to hold, has a button to turn it on and off, and changing batteries is a breeze. This would make an excellent first toy for someone new to using vibrators, would be non-threatening to someone who has never climaxed or who has difficulty doing so, and itís a classy item you can feel comfortable giving as a gift. Highly recommended!

 

ORGASMIC OCTOPUS

Top Cat International

www.spicygear.com

$24.00 list price

1 AA battery, not included

waterproof

 

This comes in pink and purple and has a tongue shaped shaft plus a clitoral tickler so it can hit two areas at once when inserted inside a female. It has two speed settings, opens easily to change batteries, is 7.5 inches long with an insertable length of 3.75 inches. It looks super cool and feels great. If you seek stimulation in two places at once this is a lovely alternative to rabbit style vibrators because the 11 ribbed spots on the clitoral part feels very different from the usual 2 rabbit ears in that area. Itís one of the larger waterproof items available for those who find the others out there to be too small to hold comfortably. Unique!

 

SELF LUBRICATING ROLLER TIP MASSAGER

Sinclair Institute

www.bettersex.com

$19.95 list price

4 AG13 watch batteries, 8 included

waterproof

 

Part of Sinclairís Better Sex series, this is an absolute winner. Itís 4 inches tall, has 8 speed settings (!) for varying intensity as well as constant or intermittent vibrations, itís incredibly quiet for privacy, and can be used in the shower, pool, bathtub and hot tub. This is tiny enough to fit into your purse, pocket or cosmetics bag, and it comes with a velvet travel pouch plus a set of extra batteries in addition to the ones needed to activate it. Usable both internally and externally, this pink toy has a hidden compartment which holds 5ml of lubricant and it comes with a 4cc sample of lube to get you started. You have a choice of using it with no lube, or removing the top piece and using the rolling ball tip to lubricate yourself as needed and if you like using a lot of lube you can massage yourself that way too. When filled with lube it lasts for a long time before you will need to refill it. Note that this comes with 4 batteries already inserted but that you have to remove a tiny pink cardboard insert in order to activate them. It took me longer than I wish to admit to figure this out but, oh, it was worth it! This turns on and off easily from the bottom and changing batteries is a breeze once you figure out to remove the little pink insert. Usable both internally and externally, as well as anally if you are careful not to insert it further than you can reach to remove it, this has so many options compared to similar toys that itís an incredible bargain. A wonderful gift for a loved one, or for yourself, if I traveled more Iíd absolutely never leave home without it.

 

SNEAKY COBRA WATERPROOF MINI VIBE

Top Cat International

www.topcattoys.com

list price

1 AA battery, not included

waterproof

 

This is a latex and phthalate free miniature vibrator which is 4Ē high and made from soft silicone rubber. It twists on and off at the bottom, is incredibly easy to open to switch batteries, and it comes in color choices of red and purple. Itís shaped like a dolphin, curved at the top to hit the G-spot, has two speeds (low and high), and unlike most other toys of this height this one adds some girth for realism (about an inch around at the top and twice that in the middle). It is extremely quiet, packs awesome vibrations, and is small enough to fit inside a purse making it terrific for travel. This feels very different from the Natural Contours Jolie model because itís made from a different material, itís wider, and it has two speeds. I find a use for both, this one feels more like intercourse with a penis. I had trouble finding a retail price for this but you can email info@topcattoys.com and they will surely hook you up.

 

TICKLE POPZZZ

Big Teaze Toys

www.bigteazetoys.com

$11.99 list price

3 A76 batteries, 6 included

waterproof

 

One of the most discreet vibrators on the market, this look exactly like a lollipop. Itís 4.75 inches tall, comes in red and purple, has an extra set of batteries that can be stored in the handle, and itís innocuous enough to take anywhere. No one would ever guess what this does. To use it you simply open it, remove the strip protecting the batteries, close it and twist to turn it on and off. This is quiet, and has a soft buzz for those not interested in strong vibrations on their clits. Itís ideal for travel, gift giving, use in the shower, tub, pool or Jacuzzi, and performs exactly as promised.

 

WET CLEAR FLAVORED BODY GLIDE
Trigg Laboratories, Inc.

www.stayswetlonger.com

under $10 list price

 

This is a flavored lubricant which is water based, wonít harm latex, tastes like real fruit, is harmless if ingested, is sugar free, and smells great. It comes in Wild Blueberry, Pina Colada, Sweet Cherry, Watermelon, Kiwi Strawberry, and Passion Fruit Punch. Itís available in two different types of packaging, one for drugstores and one for specialty stores. Both have fruits decorating the label and both clearly display the name WET but the pharmacy packaging only comes in Pina Colada, Passion Fruit Punch and Kiwi Strawberry (presumably the three best sellers) and are called Intimacy Gels but contain the same item. The pharmacy bottles are 3.5 oz. and the specialty store flavors come in both 3.5 oz. and 10.1 oz.I tested the Kiwi Strawberry which was such an improvement over Astroglide and KY that I will never look back. Most people donít realize that Astroglide contains sugar which can leave women vulnerable to yeast infections. Just say no! This tasted delicious, smells great, and makes oral sex enjoyable even after penetration because it doesnít have that horrible taste that most lubes traditionally do. If you have ever had to taste KY or Astroglide, you will simply adore this alternative. Highly recommended!

 

WET FUN FLAVORS

Trigg Laboratories, Inc.

www.stayswetlonger.com

under $10 list price

 

This is a flavored product which has multiple uses. Itís a warming massage lotion, body glide, and can also be used as a flavored lubricant. You can use it as is, or blow on it and it will get warmer. You can also run the bottle under hot water before you use it which will bring out both the heat and the flavor. This is available in many drugstores, and it comes in a variety of flavors including Seductive Strawberry, Watermelon Blast, Tropical Fruit Explosion, PoppĎN Cherry, and Passion Fruit Pizzazz. It comes in a 4.1 oz. size as well as an 8.6 oz. size. I tested the Watermelon Blast flavor and was very impressed it is both sugar free and stain free. If any spills while you are massaging your partner or you turn over while still having product on you, stain free becomes a huge consideration as nothing is less romantic than having sticky sheets or blankets when you are done making love. The product has recently been reformulated to have improved taste and packaging. Even though I am not a fan of the watermelon fruit I was pleased with this item and am now eager to try the other flavors. As one not really into using baby oil in bed, this is a welcome treat which makes you able to lick your lover while massaging them and it smells fruity and delicious even if you decide never to taste it.††

 

WIGGLE WAND

Top Cat International

www.topcattoys.com

$11.99 at adultdvdserotical.com

2 AA batteries, not included

 

Several years ago, Cosmopolitan magazine gave this item an award as best sex toy of the month. Itís a two-speed vibrating plastic egg on a plastic coated flexible spring wand which has a very soft jelly sleeve on it that has a few dozen soft spikes sticking out from it to tickle you. Although I donít know why you would want to, the jelly sleeve is removable. This can be used on the clit, internally and even anally. It comes in blue, pink, red, purple, and crystal. Extremely easy to insert batteries into, this has an on/off switch with two speed settings and use of it is a no brainer. This is a good toy for novices. Itís about 8 inches long with the egg piece about 2 inches long and itís about an inch or less around. Top Cat also makes a similar item which is a rabbit wiggle wand for those who enjoy being teased with rabbit ears instead. This is different enough from the other toys here that you will enjoy having this in your toy arsenal too.