Review: Partner Whale Couples Vibrator

The term “couples vibrator” is one that sparks a great deal of debate on social media, blogs and forums. This is because these types of sex toys tend to be inclusive to one particular type of couple (a straight, male/female partnership) and don’t vouch for other couplings. I’m not majorly fond of the term myself but for the purpose of this review I shall be using it as this toy has clearly been designed with a couple in mind. I bet you guessed that based on the name Partner though. I do think this was intended to be used by a straight pairing but I believe that anyone in a partnership consisting of a vulva, clitoris and something penetrative (be that a finger, a penis or a dildo) could potentially make it work.

I haven’t tried many couples vibrators over the past couple of years that I’ve been reviewing, but the handful I have tried have all been at the higher end of the pricing scale. I was intrigued by the Partner range for that very reason as all of their current models come in at entry-level to mid-range price tags. I understand that not everybody wants to, or can afford to, splash out over $100 on a We-Vibe Sync or Classic, so I had high hopes that one of these models would be good enough for me to recommend as a more affordable alternative. I have tried all three of the existing models now so it’s time to answer the big question. Which one is the best? The Partner? The Partner Plus? Or the uber cute Partner Whale?

Arriving in a white and blue cardboard box with a glossy product shot on the front and back, I was pleased with the presentation. The images were tasteful and gave off a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe that would be ideal for those who may be new to the sex toy scene or introducing a toy within their partnership for the first time. The box lists some key features on the sides such as the number of functions, materials used and the fact that it’s waterproof. Inside, I found the Partner Whale, the charging cable and a user manual. There’s no storage included.

Partner Whale Couples Vibrator

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Made from a combination of velvety soft, smooth silicone and a touch of abs plastic, there’s no concerns about the safety of this toy. It’s non-toxic, latex and phthalate free, odourless and hypoallergenic.   I expected the Partner Whale to have some drag to its silicone body because of the ridged texture on the internal arm but there wasn’t much at all. It has some, as silicone always does, but nothing that a quick coating of water based lubricant couldn’t remove. I lube up both the internal arm and the area of the external arm that makes contact with the clitoris for comfort. After use, I give it a thorough rinse with warm soapy water and leave it to dry.

It is a rechargeable vibe with a USB connector on one side and a magnetic cap at the other which attaches to the corresponding prongs on the toy. The control panel flashes whilst the Whale is charging and the light goes solid once complete. The manual states that each charge should take around two hours, which I’ve found to be accurate, and this should provide up to sixty-five minutes of use. We’ve found the use time a little less but we tend to use it on the high power speed consistently.

There’s only one button on this vibrator and that is located on the external arm. Press it once firmly for a few seconds, wait for the control panel to light up and the vibrations will begin. Tap to cycle through the ten available functions and press and hold down for a few seconds to turn off. One button means it’s easy to understand but it also means you have to scroll through all of the settings if you miss the one you were looking for. I’d have loved a central power button with up and down arrows to change settings more conveniently. I hope this will be the case with future Partner vibrators.

The Whale has the same irritating order of patterns as the other two models that I tried. The manual states that pressing and holding the button down for two seconds will start the vibrations at the lowest massage level but from my experience with the Partner range so far, this isn’t true. All of them have started on high intensity before going down to medium, low and then the seven patterns. This is deeply confusing to me as the majority of people seem to like to start at the bottom and work up to full strength, not start on full and crawl back down.

I personally whack my vibrators up to full power straight away on most occasions so this wasn’t majorly problematic for me but I can see why it would annoy other people who prefer the opposite. I like a ton of strength with rumbly vibrations but this combination seems to be hard to find in these types of couples vibrators. Partner’s Whale doesn’t have any depth to its vibrations whatsoever. All of the sensations are surface level and buzzy. They couldn’t reach most of my external nerve endings. They do have a reasonable of strength to them and the buzzing is tolerable but it takes a while for me to get off from them.

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The Whale has a very similar shape to the Partner Plus but the dimensions are different. The external arm is 3.5 inches around at its widest point which covers the entire clitoral area. The internal arm has 2.3 inches of usable length and a maximum girth of 2.5 inches. This is not very wide at all so I expected my above average partner to have no problems inserting him underneath it. My partner has a larger girth that provides a full feeling at the best of the times so I did feel rather like I had reached full capacity with both of them inside. If it had been much wider then I think I would have struggled to accommodate them both but it was manageable with warm-up and splashings of lube.

I can’t say that our encounters with the Whale have been the most comfortable sexual experiences for my partner. He felt that thrusting was difficult with this toy as the external arm kept sliding out of position each time he pulled back, poking his schlong. I think external stimulation is the most important part of a couples vibrator so the fact that the pressure kept disconnecting as the external arm moved back ruined the experience for me. This was not an issue with the Partner or Partner Plus so I can’t put my finger on a reason why this occurred with the Whale. I would have thought that the subtle texture made for better grip than the silky soft silicone that the others have but apparently not.

One thing I loved about the Whale was the internal arm. I wasn’t fond of the squishy, flexible arm that the previous models had and Partner have improved on that massively with this version. It has a firmer shaft that gives me adequate pressure and the added bonus of ridged texture on its inside. These ridges aren’t defined enough to bring me to climax on their own but I always appreciate some love and attention against my front wall. I felt the shaft was just about long enough to hint, grind and push against my g-spot in sync with my partners movements but it may not fit everybody’s anatomy in the same way.

Overall, I think the Whale has adorable aesthetics, a fitting colour scheme, better firmness than the previous two models and fun texture to add some extra flavour. It has all of the benefits of the others such as body-safe materials and being rechargeable, quiet and waterproof. It unfortunately also has the downside I’ve commented on previously – buzzy vibrations. For the next model I would love to see a change in motor. Low frequency, rumbly vibrations would be fantastic. I’d also love to see a three button control panel for ease of changing the settings. If those two things were combined with the shape of the Partner Plus, the dimensions of the Partner and the aesthetics and texture of the Whale then I think I’d have found my perfect match.

You can purchase the Partner Whale Couples Vibrator ($49.95/£36.75) from Peepshow Toys. Get 10% off your order with the code NatandTom. We received this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review. Thank you!

Review: Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl Costume

I’ve been trying to cut back on the amount of lingerie reviews that I post to my Lovehoney account as I seem to have reviewed so much that I’ve made my profile load slowly – oops! As a result my still-to-review box has been overflowing with gorgeous pieces that are waiting to be written about. I decided it was time to write something new and as I rooted through the options I came across this piece and knew I had to talk about it. The Dreamgirl Tartan Tease is one of my favourite costumes that I currently own and certainly one of my best schoolgirl related outfits. It is often a struggle to find the right combination between sexy and slutty with certain costumes but this particular one has struck the perfect balance.

Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl CostumeArriving in simple fashion, the Tartan Tease comes inside a cardboard sleeve with an image of a model wearing the outfit on the front and back. The outfit was wrapped in some plastic inside and the included novelty glasses were in their own plastic pouch. I hadn’t actually realized glasses were included as I assumed they were just a photo prop (as is often the disappointing case with outfits like this) so I was pleased to see them as I unraveled the plastic.

I’ll keep the quality and materials section of this post short and sweet as it’s important to know, but boring to read. The top portion of the outfit is made from a stretchy mesh. The bottom portion of the outfit consists of a blue, black and grey plaid combination and there’s also a tie attached to the upper half made from the same fabric. The glasses are made from a hard plastic. The outfit felt great quality and had no obvious flaws. The glasses were also surprisingly sturdy considering the fact that they’re a novelty extra.

I own a multitude of schoolgirl costumes but this one is the only ‘all in one’ type. Most of the ones that I own are a skirt and cropped shirt combo, whereas this one is more of a dress. It is a one size garment so I had concerns that it may not fit. It is said to accommodate a size six to sixteen and I wear a UK four. I did not mind taking the risk as Lovehoney have a wonderful no questions asked returns policy for any and all items that are not suitable. It fit me beautifully which leads me to believe that it would be tight-fitting on someone who wears a sixteen. It isn’t as stretchy as I thought it would be. If you wear fourteen or above then the plus size version might be more comfortable for you.

Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl CostumeThe shirt is very sheer. It doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but I suppose that’s the idea. I personally wear nipple pasties underneath to add some anticipation and not give everything up straight away. I find this has a better effect on my partner and teases him efficiently. It doesn’t provide any bust support whatsoever, which was fine for me as I have a basically non-existent bust and don’t need it. However, you could wear a nude or white bra underneath this if wanted or needed. It makes for a nice alternative to the pasties too.

It’s extremely short. Just skims past my butt and I’m only a mere five foot. If you’re taller than me (which lets face it wouldn’t be difficult or shocking) then this may show off a lot of cheek. If you’re around 5’11 or above then I suspect that this outfit will be more of a shirt on you and may not suit the designed aesthetic. It is a flowing style of skirt which skims the hips nicely and makes the wearer’s waist look smaller and their thighs slimmer. It doesn’t cling to the stomach or draw attention to the area at all which I thought it might due to the material. It’s incredibly flattering and super-duper sexy.

Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl CostumeIt fastens via a velcro strap around the neck so it’s quick to put on and tear off. This makes the fit adjustable along with the aid of the elastic band around the top. This is comfortable and pretty supportive. It doesn’t dig in and provides a decent amount of stretch to accommodate several sizes.

It doesn’t come with suspender straps but you could wear silicone banded hold-ups with or wear a flat suspender belt under the skirt and attach stockings that way. I opted for a slightly different option and wore suspender tights (crotchless of course) and some Pleaser heels.

Overall, I think this outfit is lovely. I’m fond of the colour scheme, the design and the fit. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with it. I can still remember my partners reaction when I wore this for the first time and I can feel myself melting at the thought of those memories. His jaw dropped as I entered the bedroom and I couldn’t help but giggle. He managed to squeeze out a few words before fetching our favourite spanking tools and throwing me on the bed. Those words were “May I have a word with you miss? I believe you’re in three major violations of our dress code”. I never did find out what the third violation was…

You can purchase the Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl Costume (£29.99) from Lovehoney. It is also available in plus size for the same price. Yay for equal pricing!

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Review: VeDO GEESlim Silicone G-Spot Vibrator

Before I get stuck into this review I want to tell you a little about the company who sent me the product. That company is Peepshow Toys. If you’ve ever checked out their site then you’ll have noticed that they only stock body-safe sex toys, lubricants, bondage gear and other sexy essentials. I did my first set of reviews for them recently and absolutely fell in love with them, their site and their philosophy. They are extremely helpful and friendly and I love that they genuinely care about what us as customers put in and around our orifices. If you are new to sex toys and are unsure as to which materials are safe and which are not, then head over to Peepshow Toys and buy yourself something fun with complete peace of mind that you’re not getting something that will potentially harm you. I’m also going to shamelessly plug the fact that you can now get 10% off site wide with my code “NatandTom”.

I think the shape of the VeDO GEESlim is one that’s well documented. Virtually every sex shop I’ve ever visited has had at least one similarly shaped vibrator stocked. The dimensions may be slightly different from place to place, but all of the ones that I’ve come across have been made from hard plastic, look as cheap and basic as the price tag suggests and take batteries. The GEESlim is like an upgraded, luxurious take on a classic and it comes in pretty colours. I mean who doesn’t need more turquoise in their toy box? It also comes in the obvious choices of Foxy Pink and Into You Indigo but I love that there’s another option for those who want something different.

It arrives in simplistic, minimalistic packaging as expected. A white turquoise box with a product shot on the front, description and diagram on the back and further photos on the sides. Inside I found the VeDO GEESlim resting within some soft black casing and the charging cable and product guide were tucked away underneath. It doesn’t come with any storage but that was to be expected at this price point. One thing that I will say is that it may have been better to pack it in plastic rather than fluffy casing as some of it transferred onto the material of the vibrator.

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As it’s made from silicone, lint is expected to be attracted to it but that generally happens whilst out of the box, not when inside of it. Be sure to rinse it thoroughly before using it to remove any traces of unwanted matter like pet hair or fluff. It is submersible so rinsing is not an issue but make sure the base is screwed back on firmly before taking it near the water. After use, clean with warm soapy water and dry naturally. This is a hypoallergenic, latex free and phthalate free material. It’s completely body-safe but it tends to have some amount of drag to its surface. There wasn’t much resistance in this case as the silicone is silky smooth and soft. A coating of water based lubricant clears any friction up anyway.

The GEESlim is not one of those cheap battery-operated models that are sold everywhere. It’s actually rechargeable. To charge, unscrew the plastic base, place the jack into the port inside and attach the USB to your laptop or other charging station. A red light will turn on to indicate that the charge has begun and it will turn green once finished. There’s no estimated charging or use time listed in the guide so I’d have to guess based on my experiences and say an hour and a half to charge with forty-five minutes of use time.

A singular button on the base is in charge of all operation. 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 off. It’s easy to understand and perfect for a first time toy user. There are ten functions to choose from. There are three constant speeds of varying intensity and seven different patterns. The patterns are not for me as I prefer constant speeds, but there is a good variety for those who are interested.

Measuring up at just under seven inches in overall length, there are roughly six and a half inches that could be inserted. This is a perfect length for me as it doesn’t hit my cervix (when I’m fully relaxed) but I could also use whatever length I don’t need as extra handle room. I tend to use around five insertable inches and would recommend others do the same so you can get a better grip on the toy. The cap isn’t very easy to hold onto so having a small area of shaft free makes a lot of difference in how I can use and move the vibrator. It has just under 3.9 inches of girth around the widest point of the head which is a diameter of around 1.18 and the shaft is roughly 2.5 inches around.

Vibration wise, I was expecting less than I got. I think the vibrations are roughly average in terms of strength. There’s nothing particularly impressive about them and I don’t think they have enough oomph to satisfy a power queen but this makes the toy ideal for those who don’t need mega intensity or simply want to get a feel for vibrations for the first time. I thought the first setting was rumblyish, which was nice, but the settings that followed become buzzier. I wasn’t suddenly pushed into a beehive or anything as the sensations were tolerable, but ultimately are not my preference.

Although I said earlier that I’ve seen many vibrators of this shape, I’d never actually tried one of them. I have looked at them before and if I’d seen this particular one back when I was just getting into sex toys and g-spot stimulation, I think I would have purchased it. It would have been ideal for me as a beginner. It has the bulbous head and curve needed for this type of play and the slim shaft that follows is great for getting used to the feeling of something being inserted. It doesn’t push many limits and I see it as a gentle introduction to the g-spot.

VeDO GeeSlim G-Spot Vibrator

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The GEESlim is quite firm which is ideal for g-spot stuff and something that I think is an essential factor for me personally if I want to potentially reach an orgasm. I discovered that thrusting was the best technique to use as the head could then batter my g-spot in all the right ways. It’s more of a bump and grind situation than a gentle caress and I’m totally fine with that. I need there to be a certain level of pressure applied if I’m going to get the job finished and I can get that with this vibrator. It felt lovely without the vibrations but those added sensations definitely helped bring me to the edge faster.

Do you need discretion because of your living situation or privacy fears? If you answered yes, then I’m pleased to say that this should be fine. It’s not silent, but it’s not mains-powered wand loud either. It is somewhere between the two and can be disguised if needed. If I closed the door to the room I’m in and turn on a playlist then no-one else in the house has a clue what’s going on. I have used this with people in the next room with no problems at all, just for reference.

Overall, I think the VeDO GEESlim is a top-notch, good-quality, affordable vibrator that is perfect for first time users. If you want to explore your g-spot with a toy for the first time then this is a great choice. It may not wow you if you’ve already got a lot of sex toys, but it is an excellent choice for those who are earlier on in their sex toy journeys and collections. We all start somewhere and this is a timeless toy that can take you on a basic exploration tour of your body. If you’re not sure whether this type of play is for you, this is an option that will allow you to explore without breaking the bank and dropping dollars on crappy vibrators. It took me back to basics and whilst it didn’t blow my mind, I think it could have done when I was new and not spoiled by the likes of the Lelo Mona 2 and the We-Vibe Rave.

You can purchase the VeDO GEESlim Silicone G-Spot Vibrator ($39.00/£30.10) from Peepshow Toys. Get 10% off your order with code NatandTom. I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Review: Broad City Tuesday 7am Classic Vibrator

When I heard the news that Lovehoney would be introducing a Broad City sex toy collection at ANME, I was quite surprised. I never expected a collaboration between a sex toy company and Comedy Central, or any other tv channel for that matter, but the surprise was a welcome one. My partner and I love to sit and chill together on an evening and watch an episode or two of this show, then follow it up with a night of buzzing and intimacy, so this range seemed very well suited to us. If you’re a fan of Broad City or simply a lover of bright and colorful sex toys then there should be something suitable in this range for you too.

Broad City Tuesday 7am Classic VibratorThe packaging for this collection was one of the first things that caught my attention. It’s clean, bright and full of sass. That combination is right up my street and definitely tickles my fancy. The Tuesday 7am Classic Vibrator arrived in a white cardboard sleeve with Broad City written across the top and an image of the two stars of the show, Abbi and llana, near the bottom. The back of the sleeve showed another picture of the pair along with some quotes from the show and basic product information regarding materials, cleaning and batteries.

I had specifically asked for this toy because of the gorgeous colouring. It’s not often enough that I come across funky sky blue sex toys so when I spot one, my head just zones in on it and I don’t care what it is, I just have to have it. There’s pink writing on each side, one reads Tuesday 7am and the other side reads Broad City. In terms of how it looks overall, I was pretty pleased with it although I would have rather have had no pink whatsoever. Just for a change.

The Tuesday 7am is made from a smooth plastic so has little to no drag to it. It is advised to use water-based lubricant with it anyway, so I did as suggested. I really didn’t need to use more than a small pump or two as the drag is non-existent and its girth is slim. It glided in pretty easily with just my natural lubrication levels, but this obviously differs from person to person depending on a multitude of reasons. Either way, I think it should be manageable for beginners to sex toys as long as they can insert a finger comfortably.

Broad City Tuesday 7am Classic VibratorBattery operated vibrators seem to be very prevalent in the Broad City collection and this one requires two double A’s. These are not included. To insert them simply unscrew the base and place inside the compartment as directed then screw the base back on. It’s important that its placed back in position tightly or the toy will no longer be waterproof. As it is compatible with water you can take it in the bath or shower for aqua related adventures or easily clean it with warm soapy water after use.

No buttons or control panels are needed to operate this toy as it has a dial built into the base. Turn it clockwise to begin the vibrations and continue twisting until you reach full intensity. Turn it anti clockwise to decrease vibrations and turn off. The downside to a dial control means that the vibrator can only emit one single speed at a few different strengths. I prefer constant speeds to patterns so this works out fine for me, but if you prefer a variety of functions then the Yas Kween Bullet Vibrator may be a better fit for you.

Broad City Tuesday 7am Classic VibratorI hadn’t tried a new classic vibrator since the Dr Feelgood back in October, so I wanted to see whether the Tuesday 7am would get me back on board the classic vibe train and take me to orgasm city or whether it would leave me with broad disappointment. Classic vibrators can be used in two main ways. Internally or externally. And when I say internal, I mean vaginal use only. There’s no flared base on a classic vibrator to stop it from traveling into the depths of the anus, so please don’t even consider it. It’s super unsafe.

This makes them versatile and great for traveling with as they’re a two for one sort of package deal. It doesn’t matter whether you’re craving clitoral or vaginal play as this can do either. I decided to try external use first to get a feel for the vibrations, so I applied a touch of lube to myself and the toy for comfort and pressed it up against the spot. I turned the vibrations up to full intensity as I need max power for clitoral stimulation and was surprised that the vibrations weren’t horribly buzzy. I was expecting your average surface level sensations, but that’s not exactly what I got. I wouldn’t call the vibrations rumbly either, just sort of in between and half decent. I could use more strength, which doesn’t surprise me at all, but I can still reach an orgasm if given ten minutes of constant use with firm pressure. That’s not bad for a battery operated vibrator and a fussy clitted power queen.

Internally, I’m not as demanding when it comes down to the strength of my vibrations so I knew this would be fine for that purpose. It has a tapered tip that doesn’t look too pointed or stabby and it wasn’t. It doesn’t poke out at my cervix or cause me any discomfort. Sensation wise, there’s no curve to the shaft so g-spot play was out of the question and I was left to explore regular vaginal stimulation. I can’t climax from insertables alone usually, although I do think toys like this have a place in my collection for warming up to dildos or PIV. It’s not a toy I’d ever use for a solid masturbation session as it simply couldn’t wow me, but someone who loves internal stimulation and doesn’t need a jackhammer may think it’s wonderful.

Broad City Tuesday 7am Classic VibratorLoud was what I was expecting from this battery-operated motor with a hard plastic exterior, but I’d put it at about average in terms of noise. It’s nothing that a closed bedroom door and a bit of background music couldn’t disguise. It’s not as quiet as a rechargeable toy would be, but it’s not excruciatingly loud by any means. I think it’d be fine for people who need some discretion as long as their situation allows for a level of background noise like the radio or tv.

Overall, I think the Tuesday 7am Vibrator would be a nice tool for beginners. It’s not intimidating in terms of packaging, aesthetics or dimensions and the power is not too intense or overwhelming. I liked it for clitoral use but for me personally it didn’t do much as an internal stimulator. The vibrations alone weren’t enough to get me off, but maybe some extra width and an added clitoral vibrator would have helped. I think this is a toy that’s going to be used to start sessions, but never one that will the finish the job. That may make it redundant for some people, but I’ll get some use from it. It’s never going to be my favourite though as it’s just an average classic vibrator with cute branding.

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You can purchase the Broad City Tuesday 7am Classic Vibrator (£14.99) from Lovehoney. I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

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Review: B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug 2

B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug 2I’ll preface this review by saying that I never had the pleasure of trying the original B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug despite looking at it a bunch of times, so I can’t comment on whether this is an improved version or not. However, I can comment on whether I think the sensations are similar to the act of rimming and sum up my overall experience with the Rimming Plug 2.

Before I get into any of that though I want to take a moment to appreciate B-Vibe as I think they do fantastic work promoting safe, enjoyable anal play for every body. Their website is filled with useful information regarding backdoor fun and I think anyone with questions regarding safety etc should go and check out their faq as it’s likely they’ll find answers there. As I think this company are basically the anal pros of the industry right now, I’m really looking forward to seeing what they make next and I can’t wait to hopefully get my hands on more of their products in the coming months.

The presentation was lovely. It had an outer cardboard sleeve with a glossy product shot on the front, a description on one side, a list of key features on the back along with some images of couples (I love that these shots included multiple sexualities and ethnicities as this felt very inclusive) and a diagram on the other side showing which area of the plug vibrates, which area rotates and how many settings each feature has. Under the cardboard sleeve there was a blue storage box with a magnetic side opening that lifted to reveal the remote control and a shiny metallic blue case. Inside this case I found the plug, charging cable and a guide to anal play. Underneath this storage case there was a multilingual user manual hidden away.

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B-Vibe’s Rimming Butt Plug 2 is made from a luxurious silicone. It feels like top-notch, high-quality stuff and I cannot fault it at all. It’s of course latex and phthalate free, odourless, hypoallergenic and body safe. It has a delightfully soft, smooth finish with very little drag to it so I didn’t need as much lubricant as I thought I would. It is a medium-sized plug so lubricant is still essential, but not for the drag, more because of the size and the fact the anus doesn’t self lubricate. After use, rinse with warm soapy water and dry with a lint free cloth. It is splashproof so can be rinsed, but don’t submerge it in the bath or shower. I tend to avoid wetting the base where possible and spritz with cleaner and a semi damp cloth instead. Just be sure to check that the cleaner doesn’t contain alcohol or acetone beforehand.

The plug is rechargeable via a magnetic system. Simply attach the magnetic clip to the points on the base of the toy and the USB into a suitable port such as one you’d find on a laptop. There will be a flashing light to indicate that the toy is charging and a solid light once complete. It takes roughly two and a half hours to freshen up and this provides around ninety minutes of use in our experience when using the highest intensity consistently. The remote control on the other hand, is battery operated. It comes with a pre-installed CR2032 and you can access this by sliding the back off the remote. Remove the paper disc inside the battery compartment before use and remove the battery between uses to prolong its life.

You have two control options. Manual or via the remote. My partner and I tried out both and found the manual control to be difficult whilst being worn, so unless I plan to use the same vibration and rotation setting throughout a session without changing intensity then I opt for the control. If you would like to manually operate it though, the option is there. Just press the power button in the base quickly, wait for the light to flash to indicate its switched on, then push again to change the pattern. Press and hold for a few seconds to turn off. There are a total of nine modes available when using the manual control. This offers a couple of rotation only settings, a couple of vibration only settings and some mix and matches.

B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug 2Controlling via the remote is not as straight forward but it allows more range over the toys possibilities. To begin, turn the plug into standby mode by pressing the power button until it flashes. Then press the power (central) button on the remote. The base light will become solid once the control has been paired with the plug. There are plus and minus buttons on the control which control the intensity of the vibrations and/or the rotation speed. Press plus to increase and minus to decrease.

To change the vibration modes press the wave button. To turn the vibrations off altogether hold the wave button down for three seconds. To change the rotation function press the arrowed button. To stop the rotation press and hold this button for three seconds. To turn off, press and hold the power button on the plug and tap the power button on the remote. It also has a travel lock feature which can be activated by the controller or the base unit. Press and hold the plus and minus together for three seconds to lock/unlock that way or the power button on the plug for five seconds for manual locking.

At just under six inches in overall length and four and a half insertable, this plug is not super modest, but not huge either. It has just over five inches of girth at the widest point (just above the stem/neck) which makes it a comfortable size for intermediate players. I’d consider it a medium-sized plug, which is a great size for me with my experience level and doesn’t take much warming up to. A few moments of wearing the Booty Buddy can get me prepped to take this with no problems. I think it would be too large for a complete beginner, but B-Vibe now make the Novice plug which looks a bit smaller.

B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug 2There are six vibration modes on offer with the controller. One steady speed, a slow pulse, a wave, a fast pulsation, a rollercoaster of intensities and a hard to describe mode that was mostly high intensity pulsation. I prefer the steady speed, which will come as a surprise to no-one, but most were tolerable and I did enjoy the fifth setting. None of them were too buzzy for my tastes and all of the settings had decent strength even on the lowest intensity. I’d go as far as to say they had fantastic strength on the top intensity and definitely enough for my butts preferences.

I don’t need as much power internally (be that vaginally or anally) as I do clitorally, but I always welcome super strength when it’s available. This toy also has the rotation modes too, which tickles even more sweet spots. There are seven on offer; a left rotation, a right rotation, rotating left and right swiftly, rotating left then right slowly, rotating left then pausing and making a quick right rotation, a longer left rotation followed by a pause and right rotation and finally a rotation that speeds up and slows down again. My preference was again the steady settings and I honestly didn’t find much difference between which way it was turning.

I have wondered since the day I first saw the rimming plug how on earth it would be able to replicate the sensation of a tongue and whether it would be able to do it well. I think the B-Vibe Rimming Plug 2 is pretty close. I can’t vouch for the original, but I do think this version feels somewhat like the act itself. It moves a little faster than the average person’s tongue, but it feels fantastic. I can’t fault it. There’s stimulation being provided from the internal vibrations but also around the sphincter where the plug is rotating. The entrance of the butt has always been a sensitive and easily stimulated part of my body and this is the first toy that has actually worked this area into a frenzy. It’s more than just a simple filled or stretching sensation, it’s the movement that causes my body to contract and tighten around the plug.

B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug 2Does it feel good? Absolutely it does. It stimulates every sweet spot that’s known to me back there and I’ve found myself turning to this toy an awful lot of late. I’ve found it comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time and the base is exceptionally sturdy.

I can wear this during PIV to help me reach an orgasm faster and I don’t even need a clit vibe in conjunction with it as I have done with regular vibrating plugs in the past. This provides all the added sensation I could ever need. It doesn’t get in the way during penetration as the base isn’t huge, but it is wide enough to prevent travel and give me peace of mind.

B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug 2I would agree with anyone who says that this is a wonderful couples toy. I personally wouldn’t wear it out and about as its unfortunately not the quietest plug on the market, but for use around the house and bedroom I absolutely love it. My partner does too. He loves to be in control of the remote and surprise me with different modes and randomly turn features on and off as he pleases to keep me on my toes. It has given me nothing but pleasurable experiences so far and the noise level is one of the only things I dislike about it.

Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this plug to anyone who can handle the size and wants to explore the sensation of being rimmed. It may not be exactly like the real thing, but it’s close enough and offers an experience a regular butt plug can’t. I have had no issues reaching orgasm with the B-Vibe Rimming Plug 2 and I will definitely be looking into trying some more of their products at some point. I’ve now got my eyes on the Novice, Trio and Beads but I’m sure I’ll be wanting their whole range if my next experience is as positive as this one. As a final thought, I think this plug was a major success and I can’t wait to see whether they can top this in the future.

You can purchase the B-Vibe Rimming Butt Plug 2 ($150/£115.31) at Peepshow Toys. Get 10% off your order with code NatandTom. I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

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