Review: Fifty Shades Freed Desire Blooms Clitoral Vibrator

Alongside the highly anticipated release of the final film in the Fifty Shades trilogy, Lovehoney have launched the last official product collection for the range with each item named after quotes from the films and books. There have been a number of ongoing debates regarding this series, it’s representation of a dominant/submissive relationship and it’s accuracy surrounding kinky sex but we must take the time to acknowledge that it’s opened up conversations in mainstream society about incorporating toys, bondage and fantasies into our bedrooms. Lovehoney’s official ranges have further encouraged people to try to try some of the things they’ve seen or read about for themselves and I can’t argue that this is a bad thing as long as it’s all being done with consent and safety precautions in place.

Fifty Shades Freed Desire Blooms Clitoral VibratorOne of the most common starting points for beginners are clitoral vibrators and the Desire Blooms seemed perfect for fans of broader external sensations, so let’s find out whether that’s the case! It arrived in a black and purple box with rose gold detailing. A glossy product shot adorned the front whilst a product description and general overview of the key features took over the sides. Inside the box, I found the toy with the storage pouch, charging cable and user manual stored neatly underneath.

I assumed that it would be quick and easy to start the charging process but unfortunately it was the complete opposite of simple. I attempted to unscrew the cap to twist it off several times but nothing happened. It just wouldn’t budge. I tried everything I could think of and had no luck so I decided to wait for my partner to arrive a few days later and ask for his assistance. He almost reached the point of giving up too but luckily managed to get the cap off on his final attempt. It’s so simple to charge once the cap comes off but it’s secured so tightly upon arrival that it’s like a round of total wipeout trying to set it up for its initial use. If you have weak wrists, joint problems or tendonitis like me then this may be an issue and would be something to keep in mind before making a purchase.

Fifty Shades Freed Desire Blooms Clitoral VibratorWhen the cap is removed, the jack goes into the port inside the base of the vibrator and the usb into a suitable charging station. A constant red light appears during the charging process and turns green once complete. It takes around a hundred and fifty minutes to reach full battery and this is said to give ninety minutes of use time. Make sure the base is screwed back on firmly after charging or the vibrations will not work and the toy will no longer be completely waterproof.

Desire Blooms is made from a gorgeous purple silicone and finished with a rose gold plastic cap. The silicone is luxurious and feels very high quality, but the matte style finish causes quite a bit of drag and resistance. As a result I use a generous coating of water based lubricant each time it’s used to avoid any uncomfortable friction and I’d recommend others do the same. It is fully waterproof as briefly mentioned above so it can be rinsed with warm soapy water for cleaning or used in the bath or shower.

To get started press the singular button on the base twice in quick succession to remove the travel lock. You could also remove the lock by placing it on charge. It will buzz twice to indicate that it’s been locked or unlocked. To flick through the available functions continue to press until you reach the one that you want. There are ten to choose from, three of which are constant speeds and the remaining seven are patterns. There’s also a memory function so it will always start on the last setting used.

Fifty Shades Freed Desire Blooms Clitoral VibratorOne thing that confuses me about the Desire Blooms is the order of the settings. It starts out on the highest intensity, then goes to medium, then low, before starting on the patterns. This seems to be a popular trend in recent toy designs but it doesn’t make much sense to me at all.

Many people like to start on low and build up to the high setting later so the fact that this toy does the opposite may put some people off. It only has the one button so you need to scroll through the highest to get to the lowest and if you miss the setting you want or decide to decrease the intensity later on, you have to scroll through all of the settings to find it again.

Personally I start out on high as I’m a power queen who likes her masturbation sessions to be fast and furious so the order of the settings doesn’t affect me directly but it’s a source of frustration for my partner and worth pointing out to people who need to go from low to high. I thought that the highest intensity was a bit buzzy and slightly numbing in the tip but not to the extent that it would put me off using the toy. The medium and low constant speeds are more on the rumbly spectrum. They both have some depth to them but the lowest setting in particular reaches all the right spots below the surface.

Fifty Shades Freed Desire Blooms Clitoral VibratorWhilst direct clitoral contact is my preference and easiest method of orgasm, I’m not opposed to broad sensations. It just takes me a little longer to reach the point of climax. I noticed that I could achieve both types of stimulation from this vibrator though which makes it perfect for any mood.

Pushing the tapered and pronounced tip into my clitoris gives me the precise contact that I need to push me over the edge in seconds. I do have to use lubricant so that the buzzing of the high-speed doesn’t numb me before it could happen but the overall outcome makes that detail insignificant to me. Broad stimulation is made possible by resting the surface against my labia and clitoral area for maximum impact. You can also use it for penis stimulation in the same ways. Place the tip against the head of the penis for precise sensations or lay the surface flat against the head for widespread vibrations.

I have had some great orgasms with the Desire Blooms during the past couple of months and have been left feeling satisfied and content after each session. I think that it’s shape is wonderful and it works well with my anatomy. It is actually more comfortable to hold and use than one of my all-time favourite clitoral vibrators, the Je Joue Mimi Soft, so I can see this toy making a name for itself in my regular rotation of reliable orgasm givers. The bullet vibrator from this range is my favourite out of these two purely because of my preferences for precision but I would not hesitate to recommend the Desire Blooms to power lovers, fans of broad stimulation and people who are looking for something outside of the traditional pebble shape.

Overall, I think this toy is a blessing. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the vibrators from the original Fifty Shades Collection but Lovehoney have taken all of the feedback on board and raised their standards with the ranges that followed. The Freed range consists of several powerful, quiet vibrators that are aesthetically pleasing and made in an absolutely gorgeous combination of colours. The Desire Blooms was almost the perfect finale for me and if it wasn’t for the order of the constant vibrations and so-stiff-I-almost-quit base then this product would have been receiving top marks.

You can purchase the Fifty Shades Freed Desire Blooms Clitoral Vibrator (£49.99) from Lovehoney.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.

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Review: We-Vibe Jive

Being in a long-distance relationship increases the chances of our sex life going stale, getting boring or diminishing completely so we like to devote time to intimacy by trying new things on a regular basis. Activities such as sexting often occur when we are not together but this could become repetitive if done too often so it’s important that we switch things up with products like this that can be used by us both even when we’re not in the same postcode. We have always thought that knowing the other is in control of the settings adds to the excitement but unfortunately our experience with wearable vibrators in the past have been limited and underwhelming in the power department. Luckily for us, We-Vibe created the Jive, a vibrator that seemed to promise many of the features we had been hoping to find and Lovehoney were kind enough to send us one to review.

Arriving in a coloured cardboard box with a striking product shot on the front and some of the key selling points and relevant product information on the back. Inside there was the charging cable, user guide, storage pouch, a sachet of Pjur’s We-Vibe water-based lubricant and the Jive itself. It had no charge whatsoever so it needed to be plugged in for around ninety minutes before it could be used. A full lease of life is supposed to provide up to two hours of vibrations. It uses a sturdy magnetic charging system where the connector is attached to the corresponding points on the antenna.

We-Vibe Jive Vibrating G-Spot Stimulator

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Made from the brands popular luxurious silicone, the Jive is completely body safe. This material is odourless, non-toxic, phthalate free and hypoallergenic so you can be assured that this is a top quality product and it’ll be kind to your nether regions. It feels smooth to the touch but has the associated friction that comes with the silicone territory so be sure to slather it up in a good water based lubricant before use to aid insertion/removal and provide comfort. After use, clean it’s fully waterproof surface with warm soapy water and leave to dry before storing.

Control wise, there are two methods to choose from. You can operate via the button on the retrieval cord or through the We Connect App. We’ve tried out both methods of operation and thought they both had their time and place to be used. If I’m using the Jive during a masturbation session then the manual control is more convenient whereas it’s easier to hand over the phone to my partner and allow him to control through the app if we’re using it together. To control manually simply press the button for a few seconds to turn on and continue to press to cycle through the preset modes. Pressing and holding for a few seconds will turn the device off.

We-Vibe Jive Vibrating G-Spot StimulatorBefore opening up the app make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your chosen device and the Jive is switched on. Once in the app, press pair We-Vibe and let the devices find each other. When paired follow the instructions given on the screen.

The control button will find the first function and begin the vibrations. You can then swipe from side to side to change the function or pinch and pull on your selected function to change the level of intensity. To hand control over to a partner, press the connect lover button and follow the instructions that are given or simply design your own settings through the create my vibe option.

The box advertises the Jive as a hands-free, wearable g-spot vibrator and whilst I can’t disagree with the first words in that description, I have to argue against the second part. The shape of this toy is not typical of something designed to stimulate that area at all as there’s a severe lack of curve and definition. I had to force it into a titled, upright position for it locate the spot but then it wasn’t particularly comfortable or pleasurable to use and failed to remain where placed. It does have a bulbous width to it so I’d imagine that it would have been great for this kind of stimulation if it had been designed with a gentle curve but as it stands now, it doesn’t hit that area for me at all.

We came to the conclusion that it was best to treat the We-Vibe Jive as a love egg instead of a g-spot stimulator as these generally don’t have a particular area of focus and are designed to provide broad stimulation instead of precise. It’s comfortable to insert and wear this way as it’s not huge, it has an insertable length of just three and a half inches and a maximum circumference of just above four inches. It should be suitable for most people with some insertable experience and a thick coating of lubricant but please remember that this is not a toy that should be used anally as there is no flared base.

We-Vibe Jive Vibrating G-Spot StimulatorIt pressed against my vaginal walls with its firm surface adding welcome pressure which could be intensified by clenching around it. I wasn’t expecting it to work out my pelvic floor but hey, kegel exercisers are always welcome with me. The vibrations are strong, strong enough for the vast majority of people who are not power queens, but they are not the strongest vibrations I’ve felt from this brand. This was a little disappointing as I was expecting it to be the strongest of its kind but I got over this quickly when I realised that it still had We-Vibe’s signature rumbly motor.

The constant speeds are what I use the most and I liked the Jive’s although I found myself wishing they were a few notches stronger. The vibrations aren’t weak by any means but they never seemed to reach the level I associate with We-Vibe’s motors. That doesn’t mean that I couldn’t orgasm with this though as the combination of pressure against the vaginal walls, strengthening sensations and the rumbly motor worked some magic. If g-spot stimulation is what attracted you to the Jive then dare I say that you will be disappointed. Others may have more luck than I did but I don’t see it being a common occurrence unfortunately and would rather recommend their Rave for that purpose instead.

Overall, I like the We-Vibe Jive but it doesn’t blow my mind. It’s not the best toy I’ve tried from this brand I’m afraid and I hope they’ll take notes about the shape on board for future designs. I have to credit them for creating the best hands-free, wearable love egg that I have tried to date in terms of comfort, power, quality and long-distance control options but it could definitely have been improved in other areas. If it hadn’t been sold as a g-spot stimulator then I wouldn’t have felt disappointment upon trying it as I wouldn’t be expecting it to hit that spot. The other thing that made me slightly sad was the noise levels. It’s not as quiet as their other vibrators and probably couldn’t be used in public.

You can purchase the We-Vibe Jive (£99.99) from Lovehoney.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post. 

Review: VeDO Inu Super Plus G-Spot Vibrator

We have tried a couple of vibrators from VeDO now and concluded that both the Wink and the GeeSlim would be fantastic for beginners due to their entry-level measurements and average vibration strength. However, their latest release, the Inu Super Plus, is the opposite of both of the toys I previously mentioned as it’s short, textured and averagely girthed. These qualities made me think that this would be a product that would be better suited to intermediate users or people with more penetration experience. As someone who is well acquainted with various vibrators myself, I was looking forward to giving this pretty aqua treat a chance to win me over and I had high hopes that this would be an affordable option that I could recommend to folks in the market for a g-spot toy that’s a little different. So did it impress or was I left feeling deflated?

VeDO Inu Super Plus G-Spot VibratorIt arrived in a white and turquoise box which was minimalistic in design. Just a product shot on the front, a description and diagram on the back and further photos on the sides. Inside the toy rested within some soft black casing and the charging cable and product guide were stashed underneath. It doesn’t come with any storage but that’s expected and acceptable for this price point. The only thing I don’t like about the way this brand packages is the fluffy casing as some of it transfers onto the silicone of the product inside.

The Inu Super Plus is rechargeable via usb so it’s travel friendly, convenient and straight forward to set up. Just unscrew the cap, place the connector into the port and plug the usb to a suitable spot. A red light will turn on to indicate that the charge has started and this will turn green when completed. It doesn’t give an estimated charge or use time in the manual so I’d have to estimate based on my experiences and say it takes about an hour and a half for a full refresh which gives forty-five minutes to an hour of use depending on the settings that are being used.

VeDO Inu Super Plus G-Spot VibratorAs it’s made from a matte style silicone, it attracts all sorts of lint and pet hair so rinsing thoroughly before use is a must and cleaning well with soapy water afterwards will keep it in good sanitary condition. It is submersible so rinsing is not an issue but make sure the base is screwed back into position firmly before approaching water to keep the charging port protected.

Silicone is one of the best materials out there for sex toys as it’s completely body-safe, non-porous, non-toxic, odourless and phthalate free as well as being hypoallergenic and easy to clean. The type used for the Inu Super Plus is silky and soft but I’d still recommend a splashing of water-based lube to aid penetration.

When the Inu arrived and I compared it to the GeeSlim I was surprised by how significant the size difference actually is. In total, the Inu has five insertable inches and five inches of girth around it’s widest point. If you’ve never inserted anything before then this will probably be too thick for you even with adequate lubrication so I wouldn’t recommend this to a complete beginner although it may be a suitable first-time toy for people who have experience with penetration from fingers or a penis. For me, the girth was within my ideal range and the length was perfect. I don’t like toys that hit the cervix and this one thankfully doesn’t get close enough to mine to brush up against it.

VeDO Inu Super Plus G-Spot VibratorA singular button on the base is in charge of all operations. Tap it once to start the vibrations, tap again to cycle through the functions and press and hold for a couple of seconds to turn it off. There are ten functions to choose from. Three constant speeds of varying intensity and seven different patterns. The patterns are simply not for me as I prefer constant speeds but there is a good variety for those who do experiment with them.

When I got my first feel of the vibrations I thought I’d picked up another toy by mistake as I wasn’t expecting the level of power that I got. In my opinion, it’s much stronger than either of the VeDO toys I’ve tried previously and would be best suited to people who know that they like power and can handle it. If you’re particularly sensitive to vibrations and find them overwhelming at times then this may not be the right product for you. I’m a lover of power and will take whatever I can get so the Inu gets a thumbs up from me on the intensity front.

VeDO Inu Super Plus G-Spot VibratorI tried it out clitorally first as I usually do and noticed that the lowest speed was rumbly, the medium was on the border and the highest was buzzy. The lowest speed wasn’t enough to bring me to the point of an orgasm externally so I went over to the highest speed and found climaxing quite easy from there.

The silicone surface is firm enough that I’m able to comfortably push it up against my clitoris for direct contact, maximum stimulation and my desired amount of pressure. If you’re like me and like toys to be as close to the clitoris as humanly possible, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s possible to achieve  that with this vibrator.

Firm surfaces and my g-spot go hand in hand so I was excited to see how this would hold up for internal use. I’m not much of a thruster with vibrators (I prefer to use dildos for that method of masturbation) so I don’t need as much length or width on a vibe which is where this toy fits perfectly into my collection. Some people like to thrust with every internal toy designed to hit their g-spot but I’d rather be as lazy as possible if I have vibrations willing to take over part of the work for me. If I were one of those people who preferred to put the work in myself then I think I’d be disappointed with this toy internally as it doesn’t have much ‘wow’ factor. It feels good but the dimensions aren’t enough to be filling and unfortunately, the texture is barely noticeable upon use.

VeDO Inu Super Plus G-Spot Vibrator

Without static contact to the g-spot, the Inu Super Plus doesn’t quite do enough stimulating to produce orgasms in my experience. Luckily for me, static contact is my thing so I was able to enjoy my encounters with this toy and have orgasms easily enough. I will say that I’ve had stronger/better orgasms from other toys with more pronounced curves or angles to the head but this is perfect for lazy masturbation sessions, quick releases and working out what feels good for my body.

Overall, I was impressed with the strength, the soft silicone exterior and the way that it stimulated my external and internal spots. I think it could have been better with more pronounced texture for additional stimulation and a touch more girth, but I think that some people will have great exploration experiences with this and be able to take it for what it is. More advanced users, people who like to thrust with their vibrators and those who are looking for serious texture will want to look elsewhere as this doesn’t meet those parameters. It also may not be the best choice for people who value discretion as it’s not the quietest toy around.

You can purchase the VeDO Inu Super Plus ($54.95/£39.60) from Peepshow Toys. You can get 10% off any purchases with the code “NatandTom”.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post. 

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Review: Cal Exotics Red Hot Spark Vibrator

The clitoral vibrators category of sex toys is always expanding and producing new innovative designs, shapes and functions and as a fan of clitoral stimulation above everything else, I’m always eager to find new things to spoil my clit with. Cal Exotics Red Hot Spark stuck out to me for two main reasons, the first being the obvious hot red colouring and the second being the shape. It’s streamlined, ergonomic and different to other vibes I’ve tried in recent months. Too Timid describe the shape as ‘clit encasing’ which is the most accurate description of its aesthetics that I’ve come across. It has a closed hole that’s situated towards the tapered tip of the vibrator that is designed to surround the clitoris for maximum stimulation. In the past I have tried rabbit-ear shapes that have arms either side of the clitoris but no toys with an oval-shaped area have made it into my toybox yet so I was intrigued to see how it would perform in practice. So was it a searing success or more of a dying flame? Let’s find out!

Minimalistic, clear and non-intimidating packaging is the way forward in my opinion and I think Cal Exotics have achieved that here. The Spark is presented in a cardboard box with the key features and product information printed on the back and a transparent cover on the front to protect the toy inside. The cover features the product name and tasteful photo of a couple on the front whilst the box houses the charging cable and vibrator within some foam casing.

Along with the vibrant and attractive appearance, the Spark has a whole host of other positive features that become obvious after removing it from the box. It has been made from a soft, premium silicone so it’s body-safe, odourless, hypoallergenic, non-toxic and latex/phthalate free. Not only does it meet my safety requirements but it does so in a luxurious way with it’s silky seamless finish. It does have some drag to it and will attract its share of lint but neither of these things are uncommon with silicone surfaces and can easily be resolved. Water-based lubricants will remove any unwanted friction thus making use more comfortable and a quick rinse will take care of the lint. As there are no visible seams, cleaning is a breeze. Warm water, a squirt of soap and a lint-free cloth will have the toy as good as new in a matter of seconds.

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Rechargeable via usb, there’s no need to hunt around in the dark for compatible batteries. Just plug the included cable into the port located on the back of the vibrator and the usb into a suitable connector. The power button on the base will brightly flash when the charge is connected and taking place and this turns off once complete. I was expecting the charge to take two and a half hours as indicated on the box but it was finished within the hour and ready to use. You can get thirty minutes of use from the high-speed and up to three hours on low which is rather impressive.

Cal Exotics Red Hot SparkOperation wise, there’s a singular button which controls everything. Press and hold down for a few seconds to begin the vibrations and do the same to turn them off. To cycle through the ten available functions simply tap the button. Out of the ten settings there are three constant speeds and seven patterns to choose from. The box describes them as “ten intense functions” so I was eager to test this claim out for myself and report back to my fellow power queens.

Initially I had some doubts about whether the vibrations would be able to travel the tip due to the shape of the encaser but surprisingly, they did. I couldn’t feel much of them on the low setting but during use of the medium and high modes the vibrations could be felt throughout the entire body of the toy. The first constant speed verges on having rumbly vibrations but the rest are firmly on the buzzy platform. None of the constant modes are buzzy or high-pitched enough to create a numbing sensation but some of the patterns are. Luckily I don’t use them as I think they’re distracting so this didn’t bother me and I was happy enough to use the constant modes in all their buzzy glory.

There are a couple of ways in which this vibrator can be used so we’ll start with the way in which it was designed to be used, as a clitoral surrounder. I wasn’t sure whether the shape would work for me as I thought it may be one of those scenarios where anatomy comes into play. However my clitoris fit perfectly within the space with some room remaining for occasions where it may be enlarged from prior stimulation. The ‘arms’ are quite stretchy so can be adjusted to suit a whole host of different bodies and anatomies, which is a huge bonus. Cal Exotics had designed an inclusive vibrator in the form of the Red Hot Spark but could it make me orgasm?

With my clitoris placed comfortably within the silicone exterior, I turned on the vibrations and lay back to let the Spark do its thing. I liked the rumbles of the first speed but sadly this wasn’t strong enough for my made-from-steel sweet spot so I skipped straight to the high intensity. I was impressed with what I was on the receiving end of from this point forwards. I was expecting less sensation than I got so it was a welcome surprise to find a surge of power that had the potential to take me all the way. It proved able to meet its full potential as I was quickly able to achieve a gratifying climax from the strength that it was delivering to my clitoris.

Cal Exotics Red Hot SparkThe stimulation from the above method is somewhere between pinpoint and broad as although it’s providing constant contact with the area, the tips or ‘arms’ in either side of the clitoris make the vibrations travel though a wider area than a tapered bullet would. If you like direct types of stimulation then you can position the toy so that the tapered tip is pressing against the clitoris rather than encasing yourself within the ‘arms’. For broader stimuli, using the vibrator on its side across the clitoris and labia works well.

Overall, the Red Hot Spark was a success for me. I was able to find three different methods of using this vibrator that produced different types of sensations, variants in pressure and ultimately, orgasms. As it’s so versatile and can be used for direct stimulation, broad stimulation and stimulation that rests somewhere between the two, it’s likely to work for a variety of people with different preferences. It has power levels that are suitable for someone like me, who’s used to mains-powered wands and heavy-duty bullet vibrators, so power queens who don’t mind buzzy vibrations may be able to make some use out of this. On top of all of that, it’s quiet enough to use with others in the house with a splash of background music and the aid of a duvet cover so I have little to no complaints to make.

You can purchase the Cal Exotics Red Hot Spark ($67.95/£47.85) from Too Timid.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.