When I was first contacted about the Klittra of Sweden I have to admit that I was instantaneously intrigued by the concept. It’s not a design or sexual product that I’d ever thought of or imagined I’d need but after doing some background for this review I can see why their idea is a genius one. Every other week in the sex industry I’m emailed about or spot a tweet referring to a ‘new product innovation’ that’s ‘never been done before’ which more often than not turns out to be nothing more than a marketing campaign. It’s usually a product that’s obviously been inspired by something else that’s already been created or not as unique as the advertisement suggests. For once, I found the rare gem that is genuinely unique, different and innovative. It may spark you as being unusual, but does it work?
I for one was not aware that this was a thing, but apparently it’s common on some websites and forums for people to recommend that others transform a bottle of deodorant into a sex toy. It seems that we truly do learn something new every day as I’d never heard of the practice, but when I thought about it, I sort of understood why. I am too conscious about body safe sex practices to experiment with things that aren’t designed to be used near/on my genitals (and even some of those products that are designed but made from crap materials) so it’s something that never occurred to me. For people who aren’t educated about the potential dangers, can’t access sex toys for whatever reason, are embarrassed about buying sex products or feel guilty/shameful about masturbating it makes total sense to look for things in the home that can be converted to pleasure products.
So, why is the deodorant bottle turned sex toy a phenomenon? What do people get from the experience? It’s reported that the wet surface of the roller ball being scrolled across the vulva/vagina/clitoris or anus feels similar to oral sex and stimulates those areas enough to be orgasmic. It has proved to be a popular idea amongst vulva owners that suffer from vaginal dryness as the lubricating factor removes unwanted friction. Klittra of Sweden decided to make this product to transform this increasingly popular practice into an innovative, body-safe sex toy and I have to applaud them for that. Anything that encourages people to engage in safer sex and masturbation habits is news to my ears.
Before we talk about my experiences, let’s cover the basics. Starting with the presentation. The packaging for the Klittra of Sweden is simple and unassuming. It’s a plain white box with logo on the front and user diagram on the back. The only thing I’d change about it is the wording on the top of the box. It currently reads ‘for every girl in the world’ which excludes those who have vulvas that don’t identify as girls/women. I’d love to see more inclusive phrasing for the non-binary folks of the world for future packaging. Inside the box there is the toy itself, a charging cable, instruction manual and sample bottle of lube. A storage bag to keep it all together would be cool but as it can be left out without drawing attention this isn’t essential.
Made from a combination of ABS plastic and silicone, the Klittra of Sweden is totally safe to use. The materials are both non-toxic, odourless, hypoallergenic and phthalate free. Made to a high-standard, this product feels good quality and robust. It’s smooth to the touch, comfortable to hold and doesn’t irritate my nether regions. It is also somewhat waterproof. It can be rinsed but not submerged. It should be cleaned thoroughly before and after each use. Twist the cap off and rinse the inside of each compartment with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly before putting back together.
As this is a vibrating product, it needs to be given some battery life before use. It is rechargeable via the USB charging cable that’s included in the box. The connector should be placed in the port on the bottom of the toy and the USB end into a laptop or computer. A light will flash to indicate that it is charging and go steady once complete. The manual recommends a charge time of one and a half to two hours which can provide up to forty minutes of vibration use. To access the vibrations, press the singular button on the base. Flick through the settings by tapping further and press and hold to turn off.
How does it work? You unscrew the cap, revealing two compartments. The larger compartment with the roller ball on the other side is the one you need to pour lubricant into. Klittra of Sweden do include a sample 30ml bottle of water-based lube but the ingredients may not be suitable for everyone. You can use your lube of choice instead if you’d prefer. It holds the whole contents of the sample bottle but I only place around 10ml inside at a time. When the lube is all poured in, screw the cap back on. Pull it off (rather than twisting) to show the roller ball and position it over the erogenous zone of choice.
I decided to start over my clitoris and honestly, I was not expecting it to work as well as it did. The first movement added a slick coat of lube over the area providing maximum comfort and glide. You can never have too much lube in my opinion so this is a dream come true for me. It provides a fresh application with each movement which feels refreshing and not so far from the feeling of a tongue. The Klittra of Sweden provides a cooling sensation from the lubricant whereas the human tongue provides warmth so there is a difference in that respect but it’s not a bad example of oral sex in toy form. It’s the closest thing to the actual act that I’ve tried thus far. Much better than the flickering tongue types.
The sensation of a roller ball moving around the vulva, and clitoris in particular, is much better than I anticipated. I can get a desirable amount of pressure which is something I personally need for external stimulation and it’s more precise than I imagined too. I did read on the included leaflet that pubic hair could potentially be caught in the space between the roller and the cap, which did not sound pleasant, so I ensured a trim was had before testing it thoroughly. It worked out fine with a high rising landing strip but I wouldn’t use it with hair any closer to my vulva. If you prefer a natural pubic look/feel then this may not be the right product for you. If you have less or even no hair then you theoretically shouldn’t have any problems with pinching.
If the roller motion isn’t enough stimulation for you then there are also vibrations to explore. Five modes of vibration to be exact. Two constant speeds and three patterned settings. As usual, the patterns weren’t for me. I actually found these modes to be more off-putting than usual because I had to line up the motions of the roller with the patterned vibration in order to not end up in a state of frustration and resentment. It was too distracting for me personally. I would have rather just had three speeds/intensities I think.
The two settings that it does have aren’t anything to brag about but I didn’t even need them to be. The combination of the cold lubrication, rolling motion and vibrations were enough to send my body into overdrive. I orgasmed every time I used this product so it’s been promoted to my bedside table for easy access alongside my other most-used sex items. If I can look past buzzy, mediocre vibrations that are mostly limited to base of a toy and don’t travel as well as they could then I know I’m onto something good. I would like the vibrations to travel better than they currently do but this isn’t something I’d insist on changing in order to recommend the toy. It’s just something to keep in mind for any future models that may be made.
My partner was excited about the Klittra of Sweden. We are in a long-distance relationship currently so he’s not always around to provide oral sex when the mood strikes me. This toy offers a suitable replication that can ride me over until he’s able to come back. He even decided to incorporate it into a session himself, alternating between his tongue and the Klittra to get me off in record time. It usually takes about twenty minutes for me to climax from oral, but that halves with the Klittra’s involvement. This stops my partners tongue getting tired before I’m finished and also encourages him to go down more. How could I complain about that?
We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. This is no way changes our opinion on the item. All views are our own and based on our experiences. No affiliate links have been used within this post.