I received Jenna's Velvet G Vibrator from the wonderful people at Tabu Toys. I was happy about this because it looks a little odd and I like trying out the toys that don't look like all of the rest. Though I was a little worried about the egg-shaped head of the vibrator.
Lets get the basics out of the way first off. This G-spot vibrator is made out of hard plastic covered with velvet cote. That gives it a firm but very smooth, silky feeling. The shaft isn't flexible nor is the head of the toy. It is Phthalates free so no worries there. The toy is a nice size with the length at 9" though the insertable length is 8". Circumference is 4.5". shaft ranges from 1.5" to 1.8" in diameter. The bulk of the shaft is large but tapers down to a smaller size as you get closer to the head of the toy. The egg-shaped head is 2.5" in length, 1.5" in diameter and the circumference is 2.8". The toy is multi speed controlled by a turn dial at the base of the toy. It runs off of two AA batteries and it is waterproof.
Now that we have the basics out of the way, lets get to the fun part of the review.
After I opened the package, I did my usual and did my once over of the toy. I was a little apprehensive holding it in my hands because I know my body and the egg-shaped head made me a little nervous now that I was examining it. I cleaned the toy off with warm soap and water as I always do before using it for the first time. I popped in the batteries and turned the dial to experiment with the vibrations. Holy shit! This toy is LOUD. I mean seriously loud. I can deal with some noise but geez.
I got out my favorite lube and got to work with the toy. I was apprehensive about it going in so I used my fingers to work myself open a little bit before attempting to get this toy in. After a few minutes, relaxed, angled the toy and started sliding it in. I didn't have much trouble getting it in but I did have to work the angle around a little to get it to go inside. Once inside, it felt a little odd. I turned the dial to start the vibrations and the lower settings just really don't do much for me. It makes a lot of noise but doesn't offer much in the ways of good vibrations. I slowly worked my way up the dial not really feeling much as I increased vibrations. At the higher settings, I could feel pleasant vibrations but they weren't that good. I'd give the highest setting a three on a scale of one to ten with ten being the best/highest. Not only that but it's just so damn noisy. You'd think with that much noise you would be getting a powerful little motor but that just didn't seem to be the case here.
After a few minutes, the toy was really uncomfortable to have inside me. The shaft was a good size but the egg-shaped head that's meant to stimulate the G-spot just wasn't doing it for me. It was uncomfortable, wasn't hitting my G-spot and the vibrations weren't so hot either. I decided to pull it out and try it out as a clitoral stimulator. Only thing was, when I was trying to remove the toy, the head caught on my pubic bone and I had trouble getting it back out. I had to slowly wiggle it around to get it uncaught and back out. Which is something I was worried about for myself. I was willing to try anyway and thought that since I didn't have much trouble getting it in, it wouldn't be much trouble coming out. I tried using this toy again without using my fingers to get myself opened up a bit more and found that I had quite a bit more trouble getting the toy inside me.
I hopped in the shower with it to test it out as a clitoral stimulator and to test out the waterproof feature. It held up fine in the shower. I was hoping since the clitoris is a lot more sensitive that the vibrations would be good for that. No such luck. Even on the highest setting, I wasn't impressed and neither was my clit. Though having waterproof toys in the shower is fun and it makes for easy clean-up as well.
The only seam on the toy is on the egg-shaped head which is helpful for a good thorough cleaning. I used warm soap and water to clean the vibrator off. Since the toy runs off batteries, no boiling or putting this baby in the dishwasher. Soap and water works fine as will a good toy cleaner if that's what you prefer.
I used this toy on my boyfriend too. I used the head to tease his nipples and his testicles. He didn't find the vibrations to be too thrilling either and the amount of noise and lack of oomph turned him off of it as well.
All in all, this toy isn't for me. The design is neat but doesn't work for my anatomy. Even if it were a little smaller, I still wouldn't dig it. Despite the awesome silky feeling material wrapped around the toy, the lack of good vibrations makes it kind of pointless for me. I also couldn't stand how noisy the toy was. I can handle some noise but even I found the noise to be distracting a little bit. I had my CD player on for background noise and it didn't much help. If you're looking for something to discreetly get off with, don't go for this because you'll need your television or stereo blaring to mask the sound of this toy.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Tabu Toys for letting me try this vibrator. Want to check out this toy or something else from their great selection? Just click the banner and off you go. =o)