Review: Mini Marvels Silicone Marvelous Massager

2017 has been another great year in the sex toy world. Demand for innovative creations has increased and a few companies have successfully delivered on that. There has been a lot of interesting releases over the past ten months but there was one particular collection that caught my attention. The collection I’m referring to was made by Cal Exotics and is named Mini Marvels. I haven’t had much experience with Cal Exotics overall but as one of the biggest companies in the industry, I hoped their award- winning Mini Marvels range would be as fantastic as reports claim. So when Peepshow Toys asked me if I’d like to review one, I happily agreed and opted for the Marvelous Massager. It had the most intriguing shape out of the available options and the gorgeous bright orange colouring simply sealed the deal.

The packaging for this collection is outstanding. It’s definitely suitable to give as a gift, whilst being secure enough to keep the toy safe and protected. It almost feels like it’s a shame to have to discard it. A yellow box with a very retro, vintage, pin-up style vibe turned up. It has an animated model on the front along with a viewing window and the product name. The box opens via the magnetic clip on the side to reveal the toy and charging cable behind a sheet of plastic. It lists some basic directions for use on the inside and has a rundown of features on the back. The only negative is the lack of storage bag.

Mini Marvels Marvelous Massager

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It is made from a smooth premium silicone. This material is hypoallergenic, odourless, phthalate free, non-toxic and generally body-safe. It feels high-quality and soft with no rough edges or seams and it appears to be made well. It has some resistance to its surface as expected but a generous application of water based lubricant will remove this. It doesn’t attract as much lint as I anticipated but I’d still recommend rinsing it before each use. It’s fully waterproof so can be used in or out of water and cleaned up easily. I just use soapy water to clean it with and dry it with a lint free cloth.

Mini Marvels Marvelous Massager is USB rechargeable. It has a port located on the front in which the jack is inserted and a USB connector which goes into a laptop or computer. The control panel glows whilst the vibrator is charging and the light goes off when finished. I’d prefer a steady light to signify a full battery as sometimes I find myself wondering whether I could have accidentally disconnected it at some point and stopped the charge. That would be rather annoying if I thought it was full and it ran out of juice mid use. It only takes about an hour to charge and this gives up to thirty minutes of use on high and two hours on the lower speed.

The control panel consists of two buttons, an on/off button and a function button. There are unfortunately no up or down arrows so you can not go back a setting if you accidentally miss the one you wanted to use. You have to scroll back through all of the settings again. This can be frustrating but as there isn’t much space for a bigger control panel I’ll let it slide on this occasion. It also has a travel lock which is deactivated by pressing and holding the top button for two seconds. To reactivate repeat the process.

Mini Marvels Marvelous MassagerDesigned to be held between two fingers, the Marvelous Massager slides between the gap of the index and third finger snugly. It is surprisingly comfortable to hold, easy to use and stays in place so well that I can almost forget it’s there after a while. It’s a fun extension of the hand and is as petite as the brand name would suggest. Measuring in at just under three inches in total length and five and a half inches around. It’s smaller than a palm sized pebble which makes it a great on-the-go vibe to throw in a bag and travel with.

Offering up ten settings, there’s something for just about every mood and preference. The first three settings are constant speeds of varying intensities and the remaining seven settings are patterns. I don’t use any of the patterns as I think they’re off-putting. If you do enjoy them though here’s a basic run down of what’s available: wave of intense pulsation, fast pulsation waves, quick pulsing, very quick pulsing, up and down pulsation followed by a pause, slow stop and start pulsation followed by a quick wave and finally, a pulse followed by a few seconds of constant vibration.

Considering the petite dimensions of this vibrator, it has a lot of strength. I’m not sure how Cal Exotics managed to pack so much into its tiny interior but I’m not complaining. It is definitely powerful enough to get my partner off and it can also work for me on my sensitive days or occasions where I haven’t masturbated in a few days. The vibrations are primarily buzzy although the low speed is the exception to this. It’s not rumbly either but it rests comfortably somewhere between the two. I don’t mind the buzzing of this toy as it’s not numbing and surface level stimulation can be fun sometimes.

During use, I noticed it’s not something I’ve been reaching for during solo sessions. I think this is purely because when I want to get off on my own time I generally want something quick and reliable like the Tango or Womanizer. When I’m with my partner however I like to slow things down, take my sweet time and use toys that don’t get me off in less than three minutes. The Marvelous Massager is perfect for that because it doesn’t have the strength of the other toys I mentioned and doesn’t just force orgasms from me. It gives a build up followed by a relaxing, gratifying release. I have mostly used it during PIV to get some clitoral stimulation involved (I usually can’t orgasm from penetration alone) and it hasn’t got in the way at all.

Mini Marvels Marvelous MassagerMy partner decided he also wanted it to be used on him so we did some experimenting. If I placed it between my fingers whilst giving oral then I could run my vibrating hand up and down his shaft whilst working on the head to give him some additional stimulation to get worked up over. He has been known to orgasm much faster with the help of a vibrator so this unobtrusive designs works very well when incorporating into a hand or blowjob. It’s a lot easier to manouvere than a pebble or wand as it moves with my hand rather than my hand moving it.

Strangely enough, the Marvelous Massager can also be used during a massage. It doesn’t feel like a deep tissue massage like the Doxy Die Cast does but it can be used in awkward locations such as inner elbows, kneecaps, under the shoulders etc. This may not sound particularly steamy and sexy but a sex toy doesn’t always have to be. This one has a massaging multipurpose that’s lovely for having a relaxing night in with a partner. It’s nice and quiet so doesn’t disturb a chilled environment, wake up the neighbors or alert the people in the next room that a vibrators in use. We are very pleased with it and would happily recommend it to other couples who want something bright, colourful and interesting to add to their collection.

You can purchase the Mini Marvels Silicone Marvelous Massager ($49/£37.13) 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. This is no way changes our opinion on the item. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post. 

Review: Klittra of Sweden Oral Wet Vibrator

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.

Klittra of Sweden Vibrator

Klittra of Sweden Vibrator

Klittra of Sweden Vibrator

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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.

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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?

You can purchase the Klittra of Sweden (£51.99) from Lovoque.

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.

Review: Blush Novelties Aria Vibrance Vibrator

After I put the Lotus Flutter through its paces in 2016, I was hoping to get a chance to review another vibrator from the Blush Novelties Aria range. I got that chance recently from Peepshow Toys who sent over the Vibrance for me to test. I am excited about this collection for a couple of main reasons. The first being the colour options. Each vibrator has been created in four key shades. There are the two obvious choices, pink and purple, but there are also some unexpected colours in the form of a tangy orange and bright lime. It’s so refreshing to see barely used colours featured so prominently within a sex toy collection. The second reason is that it offers good quality, body-safe products at an affordable price point. The vibrators come in a wide variety of shapes and styles to suit every mood and occasion and I’d happily recommend this line to those on a budget who want something safe but not lacking in standards.

The presentation for Aria products is not particularly fancy. It’s just a white cardboard sleeve with a viewing window in the front, cut-out logo on one side and list of multilingual key features on the back. Inside the sleeve, the Vibrance is found within some plastic casing. Underneath there’s a cardboard leaflet that gives some directions for use, more product information and warranty instructions. This line doesn’t include storage bags with the products which is a minor downside for me but not an essential.

Made from a velvety smooth, silky soft silicone which is non-toxic, odourless, hypoallergenic and latex and phthalate free, the Vibrance is the essence of body safe. It has minimal drag to the surface but a touch of water-based lubricant for comfort is never a bad thing. I would recommend it if using internally but I didn’t use any during external use. The material does harbor some lint and fluids, particularly around the bottom of the shaft, but this can easily be removed with running water. It’s a fully waterproof vibrator so rinsing with soap is no issue providing the battery compartment is properly in place.

It takes two triple A batteries, which are not included, and these need to be inserted into the base. Unscrew it to reveal the compartment and look at the diagrams inscribed inside to make sure the batteries are being placed correctly. Once in, screw the base back on and get ready to go. The singular button that controls all operation is located on the front of the base and should be pressed once to start the vibrations. Tap again to cycle through the various speeds or press and hold for a few seconds to turn off. It doesn’t have up and down arrows to scroll back through a function if you miss the one you desire so that can be a little frustrating, but for this price point, I cannot complain.

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There are ten lovely functions to choose from on the Vibrance, five of them are constant speeds and the remaining five are patterned vibrations. I prefer constant vibrations so the choice of extra speeds over seven unusable patterns was very much appreciated. If you are like myself and would rather have a steady setting than a zigzag pattern or rollercoaster of intensities then the Aria range could be ideal for you. I haven’t used the patterns other than to test them out in my hand because as expected they are not suited to me but there’s a fun variety for those who do enjoy them.

Fragile, delicate and gentle are all words I’d use to describe the first speed. It’s subtle, tickle-like and perfect for warming up or introducing someone to vibrations for the first time. The second speed was still quite soft but the vibrations did feel almost rumbly towards the base where the bulk of the power resonated. The third speed is where the vibrations begin to pick up in pace. The power is an improvement but the sensations become buzzy from this point onwards. The fourth speed improves again, but the fifth speed is where the surprise hit me. There’s a big jump in intensity there. It’s sadly the most buzzy speed of them all too so I unfortunately can’t use it externally as it numbs my clitoris.

I have used the Aria Vibrance for both internal and external use, but for me, it shines best internally. I decided to use it for clitoral use during sex with my partner first. It’s small enough to hold between our bodies in most positions although a bullet is more conveniently sized and practical. I used the constant speeds up to the fourth intensity for some added stimulation during penetration but I couldn’t reach an orgasm with it this way. I need more power externally than this can offer me and I can’t handle the buzziness of the fifth speed which may have been strong enough to do the job otherwise. It hasn’t worked during solo sessions for external play either so I’ve had to rule this out as an option for me.

Blush Novelties Aria VibranceMy partner had a completely different external experience. He does not need buckets of strength to orgasm and doesn’t mind buzzy vibration frequencies so this worked out perfectly for his needs. He liked the toy to be placed against the tip of his penis and held there whilst he masturbated. It definitely induced his orgasms faster and made them feel more intense so he’d happily recommend it to other penis owners or people who don’t need super strong settings to get their kicks.

I didn’t end up handing the Vibrance over to him permanently though as I mentioned that it worked for me internally. I actually had a whale of a time during sessions with this. It has an overall length of 6.2 inches with 4.5 inches being insertable. This is a great length for first time users, those who don’t enjoy deep penetration and those who fancy something shallower from time to time. I fit into the latter category. I don’t always want to push my vaginas limits and avoid my cervix, sometimes I just want something short and sweet. This is exactly that. It has a maximum circumference of around 4.3 inches at its widest point which is again manageable for a wide variety of people and circumstances. I wouldn’t advise this to someone who’s never inserted anything before but if two fully inserted fingers are comfortable then this should be fine.

Blush Novelties Vibrance is firm to the touch and the silicone has no squish but it does have some flexibility. It can be moved in all directions to a certain extent which makes it ergonomic and likely to contour to each individual anatomy it pairs with. The gorgeous twist texture that it features is more prevalent than I expected and it feels incredible in use. It provides a delightful internal massage to the vaginal walls if twisted whilst inserted or rocked gently back and forth. I didn’t find it as pleasant when thrusting so tend to opt for more relaxed methods of movement.

Blush Novelties Aria VibranceOverall, I was not disappointed with my first experience with the Aria line and I haven’t been disappointed with my second. The Vibrance is a non-intimidating, quirky vibrator with great texture and satisfactory vibrations. I personally need more power if I want to use something like this externally but it was suitable for internal use and working up my partner who is less power inclined. Its quiet enough for those who need discretion with a bit of background noise and at this price, you can’t really go wrong.

You can purchase the Blush Novelties Aria Vibrance ($27.99/£21.20) 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. This is no way changes our opinion on the item. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.