Review: Lovehoney Power Play Classic Vibrator 6 Inch

I ordered the Power Play Classic Vibrator with the matching love egg after seeing them launch over at Lovehoney. The thickness and curved shape attracted me and the matte black finish sold me. It’s inexpensive at only £18.99 and I purchased it through one of the regular offers Lovehoney have, so it was a good deal. I buy more expensive toys these days, so it’s always nice when I buy something a little bit cheaper and still enjoy it.

It arrived in sleek, own branded packaging with a picture of the toy on the front and key features on the side. I really appreciate the classy packaging from Lovehoney, it makes disposal so much easier. Inside the box I found an information leaflet and the vibrator laying protected in plastic casing. The included leaflet features some tips on how to get the most from the toy along with a helpful diagram of how to open the base and insert the batteries.

Power Play Classic VibratorI rarely use battery operated toys anymore, so I had to remember to stock up on AA’s. This toy takes 3. Unscrewing the cap on the base of the vibrator proved to be a challenge, it was quite stiff. Once I’d finished my first mission of opening it, inserting the batteries was a breeze. There are small embossments on the inside of the battery compartment to show which way the batteries need to be inserted.

Once part two of mission battery had been achieved, all that was left was to screw the base back on firmly. If it’s not tightened enough, it won’t start, as I found out when thinking it was broken. Easy mistake. It’s hard to open again though, so I have to call for my partners muscly arms to help me when it’s time to change the batteries.

Onto the functions and manual stuffthis toy has three constant speeds and four patterns. The speeds are your obvious low, medium and high. All increase in both speed and strength, all with more power than anticipated.  Then there are four patterns that I generally ignore, but can actually tolerate. The first three are kinda buzzy but have some decent strength, the fourth roller coaster setting is fun and not so buzzy. I find this toy to be one of the stronger battery operated toys I’ve tried, but battery operated generally leads to buzzy vibrations.

This toy is operated entirely from a singular button on the base, tap once to start the vibrations and keep tapping to scroll through the functions. Press and hold for a few seconds to turn off. This is the first battery operated toy I’ve owned that has a memory function, so I’ll award some bonus points.

Power Play Classic VibratorSo how does it hold up in use? Well, the functions aren’t awful, the constant speeds are fun although I wouldn’t recommend using the high for too long externally as it can becoming numbing against the clitoris. Nothing ruins a play sensation more for me than a numb clit.  All of the constant speeds are fun internally and that’s coming from someone who can take or leave internal buzzing. I wasn’t sure what to expect beforehand as I’m sceptical about anything claiming to be super powerful, but for a battery operated toy I think this is powerful and lives up to its name.

I used the toy clitorally the first few times to get a good feel for the vibrations as they need to be fairly strong for me to get anything from them. I didn’t want to warm up for its 5 inch circumference and not getting anything from it. I’ve been used to slimmer toys, but the average girth of this one is still fairly easy to take with a good slashing of lube. I prefer the stretching feeling to come from my partner, but this is filling as opposed to stretching. Length wise it’s perfect for me with 6 inches being insertable. This doesn’t jam against my cervix or pubic bone and the waves of the toy caress my walls delightfully.

It’s made from a rigid smooth coated plastic, which makes it tough and durable, but uncomfortable if used too aggressively or without enough lubricant. I generally need to have had a clitoral orgasm first to enjoy this toy internally or the hard surface buzzes tend to be painful rather than enjoyable.

Now, not many toys can be classed as perfect. This is one of them because it has a couple of downsides. The first being the button can be difficult to press, you need to be quite firm with it, which isn’t always easy to do with lubricated hands. Sometimes I have pressed the button and the function hasn’t changed or the toy hasn’t turned off when I’ve needed it to. It’s also easy to cycle through the functions whilst trying to turn off the toy, which is slightly irritating. The second downside would be a major one for me and that’s noise. The Power Play is quite loud, not surprisingly considering the power and material, but this means I can’t use the toy frequently. I still love at home and have fairly thin walls, so this is one for the times I’m alone with my partner. The final issue I have with this is the damn finicky base, it’s pretty tough to open and close even after several uses over the past few months. Like I said, most of the time I can’t do it by myself, so it’s not ideal.

Overall, I would recommend this for intermediate users and tell beginners to try something a little smaller to start with unless they’re used to penetration. The shape, girth and strength of the toy may be overwhelming to someone who’s never used a sex toy before and the last thing I want is to scare someone away from the wonders of the sex toy world! I rather like the toy, being matte black and fairly strong, but the noise and the dodgy button make it a once in a while playmate rather than a regular one.

You can purchase the Power Play Classic Vibrator 6 Inch (£18.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used within this post.

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