I absolutely love the idea of Sexy Liberation, a company that not only sells sex toys but also offers a small selection for free (for those outside the US, you have to pay shipping, but it’s pretty reasonable.)
“Many people don’t have access to or haven’t been exposed to the exciting world of sexual exploration, we want to help people, especially women, by being a stepping stone. Personal experimentation with sex aids can help women discover and embrace their own sources of pleasure. And a woman who knows herself sexually will feel more confident talking honestly with her partner about her needs and desires. If you are woman in a relationship that is having trouble getting off, we are here for you.”
And for that, they are to be applauded.
Unfortunately, for me at least, the toy itself simply didn’t quite measure up. It’s not a bad toy, as such, and I am sure it would work well for plenty of people. But I found it underwhelming. I persevered through several attempts to get myself off with it, with some of my favourite porn for company, but I ended up giving up and using my hand instead.
Plus points: it’s discreet, it’s quiet, it’s ostensibly waterproof, and it was free.
My Ratings (all scores out of 5★)
(You can’t do better than free on price! Even if you choose to buy it, it’s only $12.99 (about £10.)
(Meh. This thing is made of some kind of material simply described on the site as a “firm, non-silicone plastic.” Okay then. The information in the FAQs about toy safety is similarly vague. The toy is waterproof which means the plastic must be non-porous, so there’s that at least. But if you’re going to use a toy and don’t know exactly what it’s made of, I strongly suggest popping a condom over it first.)
(It looks like a lipstick, which doesn’t really appeal to me personally. I like my toys to either look like sex toys or look like beautiful works of art – the lipstick thing feels a bit ‘gimicky.’ On the other hand, the discreet look might work well for someone who is more nervous than I am about having something that actually looks like a vibrator in her nightstand, so I have to give it a point for that.)
Ease of Use: ★★★
(It’s super light and easy to hold and manipulate, and operates on a simple on-off twist motion. Unfortunately, if you turn it too far in the ‘off’ direction, the battery pops out.)
Ease of care & cleaning: ★★★
(Easy to clean with a sterile wipe available from medical suppliers, or some toy cleaner available from most sex toy shops. It’s waterproof so you don’t need to worry about ruining the motor. However, it’s plastic and not particularly well made so I wouldn’t boil wash or dishwasher it, which is my favourite way of sterilising toys. It’s not the easiest shape in the world to use with a condom, but again I strongly recommend you do as the body safety of the material is not at all clear.)
(This toy has exactly two functions: on and off. The lipstick shape means you have a narrow edge for precision stimulation and a wider side for more general vibrations, but honestly it’s small and weak enough that I couldn’t tell the difference. It is waterproof, so could be taken in the bath or shower.)
(It has to be said that I found this thing pathetically weak. Even right on my clit, it did very little for me. The vibrations are light and buzzy (as opposed to my much preferred ‘rumbly.’ Might be okay for someone with an EXTREMELY sensitive clitoris or someone very nervous about trying vibrators, I suppose.)
Overall Score: ★★
Unfortunately, though I love the idea of this scheme, I cannot recommend this toy.
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