Review: Javida Double Ended Vibrating Massager

When I was asked what I wanted to review next for Orion, I spotted a couple of Javida products that looked interesting. I had already tried the heating vibrator from that line so I knew it was a good quality collection and all of the products seem to have some sort of fun quirk that appeals to me. I asked for the Nubby Vibe with Clit Stimulator which is a textured dual stimulator and this Double Ended Wand Massager which is a vibrator with two different ends for two different purposes. I was most looking forward to this one as I’ve tried a dual wand before and loved it; so I thought this might be an alternative that I could recommend to international folks.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerThe packaging was the same as the presentation for the heating vibrator, a simple black and pinkish/purple box. It’s decorated with floral graphics and features key product information on the back and sides. The front of this box has a magnetic flap that can be opened up to reveal the vibrator behind a sheer screen of plastic which is a cute touch. Inside, I found the wand, a generic instruction leaflet and the required charging cable. It doesn’t come with storage which is a bit of a shame but not a huge deal.

Javida’s Double Ended Wand Massager is made from silicone with a polyurethane coating and an abs plastic control panel. It’s a non-toxic, hypoallergenic and body-safe combination of materials. It doesn’t contain any latex or phthalates and seems to be very well-made and ergonomically designed. I was impressed with the feel of the silicone as the beautifully smooth surface feels amazing to the touch and has the smallest amount of drag possible. It’s silky soft but should be used with water based lubricant for comfort. Neither the box nor the website description mention whether this product is waterproof so I haven’t risked it and have been cleaning it with antibacterial toy wipes instead of soapy water.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerThis is a rechargeable vibrator. It has a USB connector at one end that needs to be placed in a suitable port and it has a silicone sealed hole in the back for the jack. Push it through and look for the flashing red light. This will indicate that the charge has started. It becomes a steady green light once the charge is complete. It states that it takes a hundred and eighty minutes for a full freshen up and this can last up to one hundred and twenty minutes depending on the settings being used.

To turn the toy on, press the central power button until the control panel lights up red once. Press the M or W button to control the vibration intensity in the head or the tip. M controls the massage head and has three levels of intensity. The W controls the vibrations in the tip and also has three intensities. The control panel will be lit continuously during this. After the third intensity has been reached in whichever end of the vibrator that’s in use it will stop. It will remain switched on but you have to tap again to cycle through again. Alternatively you can press the power button for a couple of seconds to turn on the eight functions. These can be used in either end. The control panel uses different colored lights for each mode.

It is 8.5 inches in overall length which gives you plenty of handle/grip room. It’s most comfortable to hold the slim end in my opinion, but both work well as stable handles. The wand has a maximum girth of 4.7 inches at its widest point, which is actually very streamlined for this sort of massager. It’s not very wide at all so the sensations end up being somewhere between pinpoint and broad. If you don’t really have a preference or simply just need something vibrating against your clitoris during masturbation or sex then something like this could work for you. The slim tip has a max girth of 4.1 inches so if you’re a beginner and want to play around with insertion this is a viable option for that too.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerI thought the first and second intensity in the head of the wand felt good. Both settings has some depth to them and were low-frequency. The third and most intense setting was faster paced, higher frequency and buzzy. The settings in the other end of the vibrator were set to a patterned buzzing of those three different intensities. It’s no secret that I don’t get along with patterned vibrations so I scrolled through the eight functions to find the steady setting. It was the same story as the wand end, first settings were good, third was buzzy.

I held the Javida Double Ended Massager against my clitoris wand side up to start with and expected to hit the M button straight up to the third intensity. I usually just go to full power instantly as I’m a sucker for strength, but I didn’t feel like that was appropriate with this wand. I was comfortable with the second intensity and enjoyed the depth behind this setting very much. I could feel myself climbing up to the steps to orgasm heaven gradually and that’s something I experience rarely with clitoral stimulation although I can appreciate it every now and again. Most of the time I’d want to orgasm in under five minutes so I could continue with my day or take a nap, but I can tolerate extra time with this wand.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerTen to fifteen minutes seems like an accurate representation of the time that it takes me to get off with this vibrator. This would usually be too long for me and I’d become bored and frustrated and end up switching to something reliable like the Doxy, but for some reason I make excuses for this toy and it’s become one of the few exceptions to this unwritten rule of mine. If I’ve had a stressful week I would usually opt for a drawn out internal orgasm to relieve some tension and built up pressure, but now I’ve begun craving external massages instead.

It doesn’t make me climax in the way that I had anticipated, but that’s what has left me invested in this vibrator. It has bought out another side to my masturbation habits that I hadn’t come across before and helped me discover something new about my tastes and preferences. I have learned that maybe it is alright to wait for the orgasm to pass naturally sometimes rather than force it out with something super strong like the Tango or above mentioned Doxy. This is a mid-range intensity massager and perfect for those who don’t need strength by the bucket load. It’s also good for power queens who think their clits have deserved a break from the battering of rumbly vibrations and needs some time to relax and release on its own time.

Javida Double Ended Wand MassagerAn interesting side use for the wand side is as a body massager. My partner likes it to be used as a massage tool, be that during an erogenous tour of his body or a soothing press against his aches and pains. Its oval head is great for getting at tight knots that bury themselves just below the surface and reaching hard to access areas but it doesn’t get into the deepest sores and aches as it’s simply not wide enough. You’d need a mains powered wand with a larger head for those purposes. For a quick run down after a long day or a teaser against the groin though, this is simple and effective.

As for the slimmer end, I don’t have much to share. I’ve tried it a handful of times and had the same experience each time. Average, uninteresting, not particularly exciting… You catch my drift. It just felt like a boring dildo when used internally and it didn’t have the right shape for my body externally. I couldn’t get the right amount of surface area covered, the right amount of pressure or the right angle to make clitoral contact feel good and empowering. It might be a better fit for someone else, but I just didn’t have much luck with it as a stimulator regardless of how I tried to use it and how many chances I gave it.

Overall, I think the Javida Double Ended Vibrating massager is a well-made, decent quality vibrator at an affordable price tag. It’s not without its faults and difficulties, but there are some great points to consider that outweigh the downsides for me. I may have been disappointed and ranting in the slimmer end if I hadn’t loved the wand head so much. It is the sole provider of orgasms on this toy and it provides a variety of sensations with a multitude of possible uses. It can be used on any anatomy or body and the vibrations are not awful. It doesn’t make me scream out in ecstasy, but it has taught me a trick or two about taking my time on occasion and letting some orgasms be laid-back and less intense. Not every orgasm has to be mind-blowing and leg shakingly good. Sometimes just a breath of fresh air is all that’s needed.

You can purchase the Javida Double Ended Vibrating Massager (€59.95/£54.64) from Orion. I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

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Review: Partner Plus Couples Vibrator

Couples vibrators are generally created with a straight partnership in mind, which is why I think theirs term sparks a lot of debate on social media, forums and blogs as it’s only inclusive to one particular type of couple. I’m not overly keen on the term myself but for the purpose of this review I will be using it as its true that this vibrator been designed with two users in mind. Hence the name Partner. I don’t believe it’s strictly limited to straight couples though as anyone who has a vulva, clitoris and a partner who can penetrate them (be that with a finger, a toy or a penis) could make the Partner Plus work.

I haven’t tried many couple vibrators at this point in my reviewing career, but I’ve come across a handful that are mostly at the mid to high-end of the pricing scale. For that reason the Partner range intrigued me as all of their current models come in at entry-level to mid-range price tags. I know that not everybody can afford to, nor might they want to, fork out over £100 on a We-Vibe Sync or Lelo Tiani 3 so I had hoped that at least one of the Partner toys would be a good affordable alternative that I could recommend. This range of couple vibrators are designed by the same folks who own Satisfyer so I was curious to see whether the brands success would carry over into their latest venture. Read on to find out whether their Partner Plus was a hit or a miss…

Arriving in a white and purple cardboard box with a glossy product shot on the front and back, I was pleased with presentation. The images were tasteful and I think they give the product a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe to those who may be new to the sex toy scene or introducing a toy within their pairing for the first time. The box lists some key features on the sides such as the number of functions, which materials have been used and the fact that it’s waterproof. Inside the box I found the Partner Plus, the charging cable and a multi-lingual user manual. There is no storage pouch or case included, so be sure to pick something up separately to keep it in.

Made from a combination of smooth, velvety soft silicone and a touch of abs plastic, there’s no need to have concerns about the safety of this toy. It’s not toxic, it doesn’t contain latex or phthalates, it is odourless and hypoallergenic which means it can be cleaned easily. I thought that the silicone of this vibrator would be quite draggy but I really didn’t notice much of this at all. It has a small amount, as all silicone sex toys do, but nowhere near as much as I’d anticipated. The brand recommend using a splashing of water based lubricant on both arms for maximum comfort. Following use, rinse away any signs of use with soapy water and leave to dry for next time.

Charging is so simple. It comes with a USB plug on one end which can be placed into a laptop or computer and a magnetic cap at the other end which attaches to the corresponding prongs on the Partner Plus. The control panel will flash whilst charging and go solid once complete. The user manual advises that the first charge could take up to eight hours but ours only took about four as it came with some charge preinstalled. Each additional charge has taken around two hours and lasted just over an hour each time. This is good for about two uses per charge.

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Theres only one button on the Partner Plus which is located on the front of the external arm and this controls everything. To turn the toy on, press and hold this button firmly for a few seconds and the control panel will light up and the vibrations will begin. Tap to cycle through the ten functions and press and hold tightly again to turn off. It’s frustrating that there’s only one button as this means having to scroll through all of the settings if you miss the one you were looking for and it kills the mood slightly. I can see why no other buttons were added as this isn’t a girthy toy and it’s also inexpensive, but I’d love to see it as a possibility for future models.

One aspect that confuses me about both of the Partner models I’ve reviewed is the order of the settings. The manual states that pressing and holding the button down for two seconds will start the vibrations at the lowest massage model but in my case, both the Partner and the Partner Plus started on the highest before going down to medium, low and then the patterns. I’ve seen a growing trend in companies ordering the speeds like this as it has me lost as I know most people like to start out at the bottom and work up to full strength, not start on full and climb back down the power ladder.

For me personally I tend to send my toys up to full intensity straight away so this isn’t a major dilemma for me, but I can see why it would annoy others who prefer and need to do the opposite. I’m a power queen and love myself some rumbly vibrations but it’s very difficult to find couples toys that have both the right strength and depth to them. Unfortunately, the Partner Plus didn’t have that depth, or any sort of depth to them really. I struggled to feel anything below the surface level of my clitoris and the settings were all what I’d call buzzy. Tolerable buzzy, but buzzy nonetheless. I preferred the vibrations that belonged to the Partner although there aren’t any internal vibes on that particular model.

Now this edition of the Partner Couples Vibrator is slightly larger than the original in terms of girth. It has 2.75 inches around the widest point, which doesn’t sound huge, but it’s slightly more cumbersome than the original if your partner is well endowed as mine is. The original is just under two inches which makes it ideal for beginners and those who don’t like the stretching sensation, so I’d recommend that as a first couples vibrator for anyone in the above scenarios. My partner is just above average in terms of girth so this one does provide a more filled sensation than the original for me, which is what I prefer.

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I did wonder whether the Plus would be long enough to hit my g-spot as it only has an insertable length of just over three inches, but it’s just about right. It may not be the perfect positioning for everyone due to anatomy differences, but I can make it work for my body. It manages to touch up against my spot but it wasn’t the best at stimulating it. This was purely due to the amount of flexibility and squish the internal arm has. It’s a touch firmer than the original, but still not firm enough for my bodies needs and wants.

I need rigid pressure against my g-spot in order to get anything pleasurable out of the experience or come close to orgasm, so the Partner Plus kind of disappointed me in that respect. It’s just too soft for me. The experience was a little better once my partner got involved as his penis pushed the internal  arm upwards to force it to make constant contact with the spot and rub around against it. It wasn’t enough to provide the stimulation that I need or push me over the edge to an orgasm, but I did like the filled sensation that I got from that being inside me alongside my partner.

As for the external arm, I had no issues getting it to sit over my clitoris accurately. This offers more of a firm body so I was able to place it in position without needing to hold onto it or grind it into my pubic bone. I could have clitoral fun hands-free for one of the first times and that experience was wonderful. It felt good to be able to feel vibrations and my partner at the same time whilst allowing my hands to roam free or be tied above my head as he dominated the session. I couldn’t reach orgasm from it as the vibrations were too buzzy for my body, but it was fun to tease and play around with.

Overall, I think the Partner Plus was more of a miss than a hit for me. It has some great things going for it such as its firm external arm, body safe silky exterior, girth that provides a filling sensation when teamed with a penis, it’s waterproof surface and easy to use control panel. It’s also not very loud which makes it great for people who need discretion. Unfortunately though, the downsides are the major things that I don’t want/need or like in a toy such as the high-frequency vibration type and a flexible internal arm. If the Partner and Partner Plus were combined I think I’d have the perfect couples vibrator as I like certain aspects of both, but was let down by some of their other features. I just got my hands on the newest model, the Partner Whale, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will be the one that ticks all of my boxes.

You can purchase the Partner Plus (£54.99) from Bondara. I received the Partner Plus from Partner free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

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Review: Partner Couples Vibrator

The term “couples vibrator” is one that sparks a lot of debate on social media, forums and blogs but for the purpose of this review I will be using it. I’m not overly fond of this term myself, but it’s true that the Partner has been designed with two users in mind. Some people may say that it has been created for a straight partnership to use but anyone who has a vulva, clitoris and a partner who can penetrate them could make this toy work.

I haven’t tried many of these couple-style vibrators, but I was interested in this one because of its entry-level price tag. Not everybody can afford to fork out on a We-Vibe Sync or a Lelo Ida, so I hoped that at least one of the Partner models would be a good, affordable alternative. The Partner range is made by the same folks who own Satisfyer, so I wondered whether the brands success would carry over into this new category of sex toys. Read on to find out whether it was a winning decision or mission impossible…

The Partner arrived in a white and purple cardboard box that had product shots on the front and back. The images were tasteful and I feel that helps give this product a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe to those who may be new to sex toys or tools that can be used within their pairing. The box lists some of the key features on the sides, such as the number of functions, materials used and the fact that it’s waterproof. Inside the box I found the vibrator, charging cable and multi-lingual user manual. There’s no storage bag which is a small disappointment, but it was expected from me after trying the Satisfyer models.

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Made from smooth, velvety soft silicone and complimented with abs plastic, there’s no need to worry about this toy being toxic or porous. Both materials used are odourless, latex/phthalate free, easily cleaned and completely body safe. I had expected the silicone of this vibrator to be quite draggy but I didn’t notice much of this during use. There’s some of course, as it is silicone, but nowhere near as much as I anticipated. The brand recommend using a coating of water-based lube on the internal arm, but I’d add a touch to the external area that rests on the clitoris too for maximum comfort. Following use, simply clean with soapy water and leave to dry for next time.

Charging is a breeze. It has a USB connector at one end to go into a suitable port and a magnetic connector at the other end which attaches to the two prongs on the front of the vibrator. The control panel will flash blue whilst charging and turn solid when complete. The manual advises that the first charge could take up to eight hours, but ours came with some juice so it only took about three and a half. Each additional charge has taken roughly two hours and has lasted for just over/under one hour each time. This isn’t bad, but only lasts us two uses per charge.

Partner Couples VibratorThere is one singular button on the Partner, which is located on the front of the external arm, and this controls everything. To turn it on, press and hold this button for a few seconds and the control panel will then light up and the vibrations will begin. Tap to cycle through the various functions and press and hold again to turn off. If you miss the setting that you wanted you have to scroll back through all ten to get back to it, which can be frustrating, but as this is an entry-level model that’s not very wide, I can see why no other buttons were added to make this possible.

One aspect of this vibrator that confused me was the order of the settings. The manual says pressing and holding the button down for two seconds will start it at the lowest massage level but in my case, it didn’t. I don’t know if I got an odd one or whether the manual had a typo? Either way, starting at the highest intensity seems to be becoming increasingly popular in recent toy designs and it makes no sense to me. Most people who use a vibrating toy like to start at the bottom and work up to solid strength, not start on full and work their way back down.

For me however, I generally send my toys up to full power straight away so this wasn’t a huge issue, but I can see why it would annoy others who prefer to do the opposite. I’m a power queen and love rumbly vibrations, but it’s hard to find couples toys that have both strength and depth to them. The lowest setting on the Partner did have a low-pitched rumble to it, which was gratifying, but the other two speeds and the seven patterns were more on the buzzy spectrum. They were the sort of buzzy sensations that are just surface level, rather than the kind that feels like a wasp nest attacking the clitoris, so I can cope with them and even enjoy them when in the right mindset.

Partner Couples VibratorFlexibility was something that stood out to me when holding the Partner for the first time. I noticed that the internal arm was very flexible to the point that I could manipulate it into a straight shape similar to Mystery Vibe’s Crescendo. It also had a fair amount of squish to the silicone, which gave me the impression that I wouldn’t be able to maintain contact with the g-spot or stimulate it.

The internal arm is very slimline. It’s just under two inches in girth at the widest point which makes it perfect for beginners, those who don’t like to be stretched and vulva owners that have well-endowed partners. We tried one couples vibrator previously that had around five inches in length and width and it made it very difficult to accommodate the toy and my partner at the same time. I had no such issues with this Partner model.

I was worried that it wouldn’t be long enough to hit my g-spot as it only has an insertable length of around 2.7 inches, but it seems to be just about right. It may not be the correct positioning for everyone, but I can make it worth with my anatomy. Whilst it does hit the g-spot, I didn’t feel very stimulated by it for two reasons. The first being the lack of vibrations and the second being the lack of firmness. The internal arm on the Partner does not have a motor, so you only receive external vibrations from this model. If you want sensations from both arms, the Partner Plus might be more your thing.

I need intense pressure against my spot for me to feel stimulated and come close to orgasm and I couldn’t achieve that with the internal arm alone as it’s just too flexible. It was different when my partner got involved and inserted himself as his penis sort of pushed the arm up onto my erogenous zone and forced it to main contact and added a little bit of pressure because of his shaft continuously hitting the arm with each thrust. It made the arm bump and grind against me, which did feel good. Unfortunately though, it wasn’t enough to push me over the edge and give me an internal orgasm.

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The classic U shape of this vibrator worked well for me. I had no problems getting the external arm to sit over my clitoris accurately and the internal arm was just about long enough. If I placed this in position and began having sex with my partner it wouldn’t take long for the vibrations to start taking me in the direction of an orgasm and that’s something I can appreciate. It doesn’t steal or force orgasms from me like the Satisfyer Pro 2 does, but it can get me off.

Overall, I think this couples vibrator could be classed as a success. It worked well for my partner and I, didn’t cause any uncomfortable poking once inserted for either of us and the quiet, external vibrations aren’t half bad. It would be a fantastic entry-level choice for someone new to couples vibrators or someone who doesn’t want to fork out over £100 on the We-Vibes and Lelo’s of the world. I also think it will be a popular choice for those who don’t want to use some of the girthier, bulkier options on the market. If you prefer firm internal stimulation, girth or texture then this may not be right for you, but if you like the complete opposite, I’d recommend giving the Partner a chance.

I received the Partners Couples Vibrator from Partner in exchange for my review. Thank you! You can purchase the Partner (£44.99) from Bondara.

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Review: Nomi Tang Better Than Chocolate 2

When given the chance to review a clitoral vibrator, I almost always jump on it. I was particularly excited to try Nomi Tang’s Better Than Chocolate 2, especially because the original was an award winner. I didn’t try the original so I can’t determine any differences between them, but I can share my experiences with the latest and tell you whether or not it’s the greatest. I’ll quickly mention now that I like the name of it, despite not being a chocolate eater. I feel like it’s a good play on something the majority of the target market enjoy and often joke about enjoying more than sex. I’d love to hear from some chocoholics who’ve tried this toy to see whether you think it’s truly better or not!

Nomi Tang Better Then Chocolate 2I was rather impressed with the packaging for Nomi Tang’s products. It’s classy and simple, which is exactly how I like it. It has a glossy outer box featuring branding and product photos and a sturdy storage box inside to house the vibrator. Alongside the Better Than Chocolate 2 there was a small instruction manual and the charging cable. It doesn’t come with a storage pouch, but it can be stored in the gift box, so I’ll excuse it.

Being made from FDA grade silicone, this vibrator is completely free from latex and phthalates. It’s non-toxic, odour free and hypoallergenic too. If body safety is as important to you as it is to me, you’ll be pleased to note this passes all the tests. The silicone used is of the smooth, matte variety but it is perhaps rougher than some of the others on the market. I mean this in the sense that it has quite a bit of drag to it. I’d describe it as being similar to Fun Factory’s silicone, rather than a company like We-Vibe who use the velvety soft stuff. This is not a bad thing, I just found I needed to use a little extra water-based lubricant with it.

Nomi Tang Better Then Chocolate 2After use, it can be rinsed with toy cleaner or soap and water. It’s waterproof up to 1 meter and I’ve had no issues rinsing it in the sink or using it in the shower. I can’t account for baths though as I have not submerged it. I would recommend rinsing before each use as silicone can attract the lint fairies and I don’t think anybody wants to be pressing cat hair and bedding fluff up against their intimate areas. Make sure to dry it with a cloth or leave to air dry before turning on though.

In order to use the Better Than Chocolate 2 I had to charge it up. To do so, plug the jackpin into the port located on the toy and the USB into an available port. You must ensure the jack is pushed inside all the way or the charging will not work. I thought it was a bit stiff for the first couple of charges but this has eased up over time. You’ll know that the charge is working when you see the red light flashing on the front of the vibrator. It turns blue once it’s finished. A full charge takes around five hours and this gives two to four hours of use depending on the settings used.

Nomi Tang Better Then Chocolate 2Controlling this clitoral vibrator is a little bit different from others I’ve used. In fact, I’ve never tried a vibrator with this technology before and I own over a hundred vibrators, so that’s saying something. It has a regular power button located on the silicone body which turns the toy on with a tap and off when pressed and held for a few seconds.

You can tap it further to cycle through the five vibration patterns. It then has this innovative touch slider which is used to adjust the speed of the vibrations. You just slide your finger up or down it, depending on the speed you want. I thought this was really unique and cool, so huge thumbs up from me on this feature. It also comes with a travel lock. Activate by pressing the Nomi Tang logo for five seconds until the light turns red. Deactivate by doing the same or pressing the power button.

I’d describe the shape as a cross between the Lovehoney Desire Clitoral Vibrator and the Vive Minu, although it’s more compact than both. It’s the perfect size to be used between partners during sex, but I found that I needed to keep one hand on it at all times as it’s too small to be held between my legs. I have to hold it in place or move it around the clitoral area slightly in order to make the most of the vibrations. I tend to start by moving it around in gentle circular motions to spread stimulation across the vulva and clitoral hood. I then hold it in place directly over the clitoris to begin the process of working towards an orgasm.

Nomi Tang Better Then Chocolate 2This is not a toy that I would reach for in moments where I want a quick orgasm. It takes some work to get to that point with the Better Than Chocolate 2. When I say work, I mean using a mix of two types of stimulation, both broad and direct, on maximum power, for about 20-30 minutes. This is longer than I’d typically like to be using a clitoral vibrator for as I don’t want to be overstimulated, but I can deal with it on days where tease and denial is the type of session I’m craving. I don’t feel numb after using this for that long, but I definitely couldn’t go for round two for a while.

I feel that the reason behind the time it takes to bring me to climax is the type of vibrations and their intensity. I wouldn’t say these are the buzziest vibrations in the world, but they’re not rumbly either. I think they’re directly at the midway point. I can deal with the buzzing, but it’s not strong enough to rock my socks off. It sort of just removes my socks slowly like I have all the time in the world. The vibrations are not weak by any means, but I’m a power queen and need more strength in my vibrators than this can offer. If you’re a person who likes mid range power, this would probably be great for you. It’s also rather quiet, so those who need discretion shouldn’t have an issue with it.

Nomi Tang Better Then Chocolate 2I prefer pin-point stimulation to broad, but both are options with this toy. You can rest it flat against the vulva & clitoris for broader stimulation or you can place it upright so the tip rests directly upon the clitoris. I feel like I can reach orgasm faster if I start with broader stimulation and then gently tip the toy so that it’s in more of a pinpointed position. I will experiment some more with it over the coming months to see if I can improve the experience & will report back if I find something that works better.

Often when I review a clitoral vibrator I use it against my male partner to see if it can work for him and on this occasion he had the same sort of reaction as I did. He usually loves the toys that I don’t find strong enough, but he had mixed feelings about the Better Than Chocolate 2. He couldn’t really find a placement against his penis that felt comfortable. I don’t know if this is due to the rigidity of the material or the shape, but it just wasn’t happening. He liked it against his nipples during play, but there are other toys he’d rather use for that purpose.

Nomi Tang Better Then Chocolate 2To conclude, I am conflicted. I love the shape for use on myself, I like the fact it can be used for two types of stimulation that are very different to each other and I also enjoy the innovative control slider. I don’t particularly like the amount of time it takes to satisfy me, the lack of depth to the vibrations and the absence of ruthless power. It’s a nicely designed toy, that has been made well, and I give props for the innovations used, but I feel that a little more time selecting a motor could have made this so much better.

I received the Nomi Tang Better Than Chocolate 2 in Red Violet ($89.90/£69.84) from Nomi Tang in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! Affiliate links have been used in this post.

Review: So Divine Sweet Sensation Booty Plug

So Divine have quickly become a company that is high on my radar. I love the quality of the products I’ve tried so far and my admiration of their message still stands firmly. You can read more about that in the past reviews I’ve written for their products. I have not been disappointed with their sex toys as of yet, which is quite surprising for those who know how fussy I am when it comes to picking vibrators, but I wondered how they would do on this new excursion. They recently introduced something completely different to the line of vibrators they originally offered with their first butt plug, the Sweet Sensation.

So Divine Sweet Sensation Booty PlugIt arrived in a classic purple and white box featuring a product photo on the front along with the name and So Divine branding. It points out a few key features on the side of the box and some instructions for use on the back. Inside, there’s another box containing the plug, a small velvet storage pouch and the small information leaflet that comes with all products. It gives a quick welcome to So Divine and some basic cleaning directions.

The Sweet Sensation Booty Plug is made from silicone. It is of course non-toxic, odourless, hypoallergenic and completely body-safe. It’s also free from latex and phthalates. A good material is important for any sort of sex toy, but it’s absolutely essential for butt products. Sometimes silicone can maintain a butt odour after use, but I didn’t find that happened with this particular plug. I have cleaned and washed it well after each use a scented antibacterial cleaner though. In terms of how the silicone feels, it truly is divine. It feels gloriously smooth to the touch and has very little drag to it. As it’s designed for anal use, I would definitely recommend using a good coating of anal water-based lubricant like Sliquid Sassy, especially if anal is completely new to you.

When this plug was described to me as petite and beginner friendly, I had expected something small, but I was still surprised by how adorable it actually was when it arrived. It’s absolutely perfect for butt plug/butt play beginners or those who are nervous about using plugs. It measures up at four inches in circumference and three inches of overall length. Two and a half inches are usable. It’s not the smallest plug in existence, but it should be fine for anyone who can handle a finger in their butt. I personally have quite a bit of anal experience, so I could manage a larger plug than this at my current comfort level, but that doesn’t make these beginner plugs useless to me.

So Divine Sweet Sensation Booty PlugSweet Sensation’s shape is traditional. It has a pointed tip with a rounded body and a slender neck. It has the very important circular base (that’s wider than the neck) to prevent travel. You should never use anything in your butt that doesn’t have a flared base as these can get lost. I found it easy to insert and I’ve encountered no slipping out. I have zero concerns about it traveling or creating an awkward hospital visit. The base feels sturdy and secure, keeping the plug firmly in place until I’m finished with it.

I did have some initial concerns that this plug would be difficult to insert as the neck and base have some flex to them, but this didn’t seem to affect insertion at all. If anything, it made the process easier as I could get the correct angle for comfortable entry. I also worried that I might accidentally pop out the crystal when pushing against it, but it’s supported well by the silicone that surrounds it and does not come out easily at all. The Sweet Sensation is my first jewelled butt plug and it definitely won’t be my last. It looks very pretty when worn as it sparkles and reflects the light beautifully. It really does give your partner a nice view when you are wearing it and adds something extra to a plug that would be quite plain otherwise.

So Divine Sweet Sensation Booty PlugIn terms of how comfortable it is to wear, I’d have to say very. It’s the sort of plug that I can wear for long-term use without having any problems. I wouldn’t recommend doing this straight away if you have no anal experience, but it’s an option to explore once you’ve become acquainted. I can wear it for several hours without feeling the need to relubricate as it’s so petite that additional lubricant isn’t essential for me. This might not be the case for all, but it’s how it worked out in my experience.

Sensation wise, butt plugs make the vaginal canal feel tighter, which can be fun for both parties during intercourse. My partner noticed the difference and commented on it a couple of times, although the difference wasn’t huge as I’m quite tight down there anyway. It seemed to place a subtle, noticeable pressure on the back wall which made sex more enjoyable for me and increased my chances of being able to orgasm. I often find butt stuff induces more orgasms than vaginal penetration, but the combination can be lethal. I don’t need to use a clit vibe if I’m wearing this plug to come during sex, but I would if I wasn’t wearing it.

For that reason, I’ve been wearing this butt plug rather frequently during sex with my partner. Being able to join him as he orgasms without needing vibrations between us is something my partner welcomes. It feels more intimate during lovemaking, makes us feel more connected and is generally a ton of fun. It’s part of the reason I’m not so opposed to penetrative sex anymore as I’ve finally found something that enables me to enjoy the experience. I can see this being an everyday plug until I move onto something a little bigger as it’s just so comfortable and durable. I hope that So Divine intend to bring out some larger different colored versions in the future and maybe even vibrating options too. I’d be all for that.

I received the Sweet Sensation Booty Plug (£13.99) from So Divine in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! No affiliate links were used within this post.