Review: Be Sassy Be Unique Dual Stimulation Vibrator

I don’t like ruling out an entire range of products based on a negative experience with one item so I asked Orion if they’d be willing to let me review another product from their own-brand Be Sassy collection. I had tried out the Be Charming Lay-On Vibrator from this range earlier in the year and found it less than impressive. It wasn’t my perfect match or even an enjoyable one night stand as it just wasn’t the right product for me. The vibrators motor was the main problem that I had with it although I don’t think it helped that my preferences and needs were different to what that toy could offer. I didn’t want to just assume that the rest of the range would be unsuitable and extract the same response from me so I accepted two more vibrators from the range with an open mind and willing vulva. This review is going to be for the Be Unique, a dual-stimulation vibrator with a shape I’d never tried before. Did it work for me or did it leave me feeling flustered in all the wrong ways? Read on to find out!

The packaging cannot be faulted. It’s simplistic and fairly plain with no tacky images in sight. The box shows an image of the Be Unique on the front and back and the back also offers a couple of informational snippets. The sides offer multilingual basic descriptions regarding the key features. The front of the box can be opened up via the magnetic clip to reveal the vibrator behind a viewing screen, which is a nice touch. Inside, I found the toy and a generic user guide. There’s no storage bag included.

 

 

 

 

Be Unique has been created from silicone, a completely body-safe material that is non-toxic, non-porous, odourless and phthalate free. It’s also clear from latex and is hypoallergenic, which means it can be properly cleaned between uses and won’t harbour bacteria. The silicone feels of a high standard and the vibrator itself appears to be well-made and put together. It doesn’t have any off-putting seams or rough edges around the rigid plastic control panel and it looks good overall. I think the material feels smooth to the touch and luxurious but it has the typical drag associated with silicone. A coating of water-based lubricant will remove this and make insertion and use comfortable.

Neither the manual, box or website specified whether this toy is waterproof but as the manual indicates that it should be cleaned with soap/toy cleaner and water, I assume that it is. I have not had any problems when rinsing it but I have been particularly cautious when rinsing and haven’t submerged it. I would not recommend using this in the bath or shower and I’d advise avoiding getting the base of the toy wet to stop water getting into the battery compartment.

It’s not rechargeable like most of the other products in this range and batteries do not come included. It takes two triple a’s and these are placed inside the above mentioned battery compartment. There’s a little switch on the base (underneath the word open) that needs to be flicked upwards to remove the cap. Once it’s been removed, add the batteries as the compartment directs and slide the cap back on firmly.

Be Sassy Be Unique Dual Stimulation VibratorThe Be Unique is operated via a simple, easy-to-operate two button interface. A power button and a spiral-like button. The power button does what the name implies. It just turns the toy on and off with a quick tap. The other button switches through the various settings of which there are seven. There are two constant vibration modes to choose from and five patterned modes. I would have liked three levels of speed instead of the fifth pattern but this is personal preference as patterns don’t do anything for me.

Beginners, gather around. This dual stimulator has a maximum girth of 4.3 inches which makes it slimline and suitable for those with little-to-no penetration experience and those who are new to sex toys. It’s also a great option for people who prefer slimline insertables. I like slim, medium and bordering on large insertables depending on my mood and sensitivity levels. This toy is great for occasions where I want internal stimulation from something petite. It has five and a half inches of useable length and an overall shaft of 7.8 inches which leaves a couple of inches to grip onto during use.

Dual stimulators are notorious for being the hardest vibrators to work with. This is because they are completely anatomy dependent. What works for one person, won’t necessarily work for the next. The Be Unique wasn’t the best fit for my body although it wasn’t the worst either. The short clitoral arm is what I typically look for as my clitoris and entrance are quite close together so I need don’t much length to reach the right spots. The external arm in this case does hover over the clitoris but because it tapers to a point rather than a rounded tip or separated ears it doesn’t cover the entire area or stay in position without some assistance. I need to hold it down for it to work with my body. This is not the worst thing in the world but I prefer to use rabbits that remain steady over that area so I can focus on the shaft.

Be Sassy Be Unique Dual Stimulation VibratorThe two ridged bumps on the top section of the shaft reminded me of the Tantus Charmer, which is one of my favourite textured dildos, and I had high hopes for it. The head of the Be Unique is firmer than the Charmer which means that stable pressure against the g-spot is possible and welcomed.

I need some firmness against this area to be stimulated to the point of orgasm and to my surprise, this toy has what it takes. I can orgasm from the g-spot stimulation it gives me thanks to those beautiful bumps. If it had an extra inch in girth then it would have been absolutely perfect for me as the slim shaft doesn’t provide much stimulation to the vaginal walls, which is something that I really enjoy.

The Be Unique has two motors, one in each arm. Both of these motors are buzzy but I don’t think they’re as high-pitched/high-frequency as the singular motor used inside the Be Charming. It can become numbing if used for longer than ten minutes or so but it isn’t the worst buzzing that I’ve come across and it definitely does not frustrate me as much as the last experience did. Both motors have an adequate amount of power to them although I could have done with some additional strength in the external arm.

Be Sassy Be Unique Dual Stimulation Vibrator

Overall, I definitely prefer the Be Unique to the Be Charming which was unexpected as dual stimulators tend to be my toughest testing tasks. The internal arm on this has a great shape and size for beginners but the external arm is not going to work for everyone due to it’s uniquely pointed tip. It didn’t particularly work for my body so it has to be my biggest criticism of this product. I do still think that the motors could be improved (with less buzzing) but this is a definite improvement on round one and I’m curious to see what the future holds.

You can purchase the Be Sassy Be Unique Dual Stimulation Vibrator (€49.95/£44.15) from Orion.

We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. This in no way changes our opinion of 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.

Review: Fun Factory Mr Boss Realistic Hybrid Vibrator

When Fun Factory released their hybrid range I was desperate to get my hands on one. I love rechargeable vibrators and find myself leaning towards them 95% of the time so battery-operated vibrators often get overlooked. With this, I have the option to recharge the batteries it comes with so I’m not constantly having to buy new ones or search the house for triple a’s in the heat of the moment. This is much friendlier to the environment and for that reason I think the Hybrid Kit is a must-have buy if you are purchasing the Darling Devil, Wicked Wings, Abby G, Diva Dolphin or the toy I’m reviewing today, Mr Boss.

Fun Factory use the same style of packaging for all of their products. It’s classic and simple with a hint of luxury thrown in. It has an outer cardboard sleeve showing off a glossy product shot over the top of a plain gold cardboard box. This opens to reveal the vibrator alongside a small user leaflet and the click-n-charge manual that comes with all of their rechargeable products. They don’t include any storage pouches, which is one of the only downsides to this brand.

Mr Boss doesn’t come with a charging cable as this is a battery-operated vibrator that needs to be combined with the above mentioned Hybrid Kit in order to become rechargeable. Following the instructions, I removed the base of the vibrator and inserted the two batteries from the kit as directed. I then placed the base back on and plugged the USB into my laptop. From there, I attached the magnetic clip on the cable to the corresponding prongs on the base and waited for the lights to turn on.

The minus button will have a blinking light to begin with. This indicates that the battery life is between 0 and 33%. When that light becomes steady, the blinking light will appear on the plus button. This means that the battery has reached between 33% and 66% charged. After this turns steady a final blinking light will appear on the fun button. This indicates a battery level of 66-99% charged. When the fun buttons light goes solid, the toy has reached 100%.

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Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

 

 

 

 

It is made from Fun Factory’s signature silicone, which is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and completely body-safe. I have noticed that their silicone tends to have a lot more drag (a rougher surface with more friction) than many other brands, so I would recommend being generous with the water based lubricant when using the Mr Boss or any of their other products. I would also recommend rinsing thoroughly before each use as this material attracts ridiculous amounts of lint and fluff. It’s fully waterproof so rinsing under warm water is not an issue and should be done afterwards with soap too.

To control the Mr Boss, press and hold the fun button for a couple of seconds to turn on. To explore the four intensities press the + button. After the highest intensity has been reached, the next tap of the + button takes you to the next function. There are six different vibration modes to choose from. I stick to the constant vibration setting as I personally find patterns off-putting. If you want to go back an intensity or function then press the – button. To turn off, press the fun button.

From the measurements given in the description on the Lovehoney website this sounded like a medium/average sized vibrator. It has eight and a half inches in overall length and six inches insertable. I thought that it looked quite slim upon arrival so I double checked the measurements myself and there is indeed five inches of girth around the widest point although I still think it looks less than. I’m not sure if this is due to the squish of the silicone, the tapered tip or the fact that I’m used to its older sibling, the Big Boss. I would be able to recommend it to those who are fairly new to toys and penetration as it’s not as thick or bulging as I expected.

Described as realistic, I expected more from this. It has a prominent head and some minimal texture around the base of the shaft but there is nothing going on in between. I personally would have liked to have seen some extra veins between the two for added sensation and realism. I’m not keen on overly realistic toys but I think this toy could have done with some added features. It looks almost half-hearted as it is and doesn’t offer much in terms of stimulation. The head has some definition to it which feels great upon insertion but the subtle texture of the shaft didn’t do anything for me as it wasn’t pronounced enough.

Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

Fun Factory Mr Boss Hybrid Realistic Vibrator

 

 

 

 

It does have a gentle curve that follows the ridge under the head so I decided to give it a go in the hopes that it would stimulate the g-spot. I wasn’t expecting it to be the most successful encounter as the head has some squish to it, but when I got down to business and began thrusting with it, I noticed that it did have some firmness to it that was capable of hitting the right spots. If I do this motion in conjunction with some high intensity vibrations then I can orgasm fairly easily. I would say that the vibrations got buzzier as the intensity increased but not in an irritating, off-putting or numbing sort of way.

I then tried to use it clitorally but I didn’t have much success with it that way. It seems that most of the vibrations are focused in the lower portion of the shaft and don’t travel as well as I’d like so I have to awkwardly hold the shaft up against my clitoris to get a feel for the vibrations. It’s not the most comfortable or precise way to stimulate this zone so I ended up giving up. There was little to no chance of me being able to get off with this awkward positioning. I’ll be sticking to using the Mr Boss for internal use and hoping I can get my hands on one of their new dual stimulators for clitoral use.

Overall, I enjoyed using the Mr Boss but I think I prefer the larger version, the Big Boss. The Big Boss feels more realistic to me, has rumblier vibrations and the sensations travel through the shaft better. I do think that the Mr Boss has some great qualities and fantastic things going for it though. It offers vibrations at a nice frequency, at a quiet volume, with a range of different intensities and functions. It is comfortable to hold, easy to control, body-safe and easy to clean up. On top of all that it is eco-friendly. What’s not to like? If you are looking for a semi-realistic vibrator from a trusted brand that can offer the possibility of g-spot contact then I’d be happy to recommend this to you. If you prefer a step-up in size and more intense vibrations then I’d opt for the Big Boss instead.

You can purchase the Fun Factory Mr Boss Realistic Vibrator (£69.99) and the Fun Factory Hybrid Battery Kit (£17.99) from Lovehoney.

We received these products free of charge in return for our honest review. This is no way changes our opinion on the items. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.

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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. 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.