Are you following me on Twitter? If so, you may have seen me tweeting about the launch offer of a certain new collection from Lovehoney a few weeks back. The collection I’m referring to is named Mantric and it currently consists of nine silicone sex toys including a love egg, wand vibrator and prostate massager. I thought the collection was very visually appealing from the start and I couldn’t resist getting my hands on a product to review here on the blog. The pieces are all up-to-date, sleek takes on classic and popular sex toy styles and I couldn’t wait to give their promised premium pleasure a test run. So, did the Mantric Realistic Vibrator deliver on its promises or did it fail to be the innovative upgrade it advertised? Read on to find out my verdict!
The packaging for Mantric products is what some would describe as bland but that’s exactly what I like about it. A plain cardboard box with the Mantric logo on the front is all that’s really required and this basic exterior is kind to the environment and easily disposable, so how could I complain? It isn’t fancy like some other brands boxes but it houses a truly luxurious treat inside its simple walls. The vibrator and charging cable are stored in separate pouches to keep them safe and clean and there’s also a user guide included.
Non-toxic, odourless and phthalate and latex free are words that offer several possibilities to what this vibrator could be made from but this toy is soft which rules out everything but silicone. The only hypoallergenic, body-safe material on the market that isn’t rigid. Mantric’s silicone is silken and smooth. It’s high-quality stuff with little drag to its untextured surface. It should only be combined with water-based lubes to avoid damage to the material and aid penetration. Naturally it is completely waterproof so can be rinsed before and after each use and cleaned with soap or toy cleaner without problems.
It’s rechargeable and doesn’t come with battery life so it needed a full freshen up before I could get stuck in. It takes around a hundred minutes and offers roughly the same amount of use time, which I liked. The charging cable has a USB plug on one side which should be placed into a suitable connector and a jack on the other end which goes into a port on the back of the vibrator. It takes a firm push to get it fully inserted on the first few charges as it has self-healing silicone and this tends to be a little tough at first.
Control wise, there is only one button which makes operating this toy stress-free. Press it once to turn on and it will send the Mantric Realistic Vibrator into standby mode. To start the vibrations press again. Keep pressing the button to cycle through the various modes. The eighth press will stop everything and return to standby mode. The ninth press will cycle back to mode one. To turn off, just press and hold down for a couple of seconds. To activate the travel lock press and hold for three seconds. The light should flash six times to indicate success and the motor should pulse twice. Repeat the process or plug in the charger to deactivate.
So there are three speeds and four modes to choose from. Each mode flashes a different colour which is a feature I rather liked. It makes finding my favourite settings easier, particularly in the dark of night and could also be fantastic for people who find visual cues easier to remember than numbered settings. The first three functions are low, medium and high constant speeds. Mode one uses red, mode two uses blue and mode three uses green. After that there is the four patterned settings. Mode four uses purple and offers up a simple pulsation, mode five uses cyan and gives a combo of pulses and waves, mode six uses yellow and has a wave function and mode seven uses violet with its combination of pulsation and constant vibration.
This Realistic Vibrator from Mantric is seven inches in overall length with six inches of insertable shaft. Six inches is the perfect length for me as it generally won’t reach or irritate my sensitive cervix but will hit all the spots I want it to stimulate. The shaft has a maximum circumference (around the head) of four and a half inches which places it on the lower side of the girth scale. This keeps it manageable for beginners and those who prefer slimmer vibrators. It’s been designed with g-spots in mind but it could also be used for a prostate for those who prefer the realistic look.
One thing that I write about all the time when discussing g-spot stimulation is firmness. I need tough pressure in this area for full, satisfying stimulation that results in orgasms otherwise I’m left feeling frustrated and reaching for old favourites. This vibrator has enough firmness to pass my tests and requirements but has a small amount of flex in the lower shaft that I can adjust for comfortable positioning if I need to. I really like this as it accounts for practical precision and comfort rather than just one or the other. If you are someone who prefers soft silicone cores for internal play or simply don’t need as much rigidity as I do then this may not be the best choice.
I am not usually a huge fan of realistic dildos and vibrators but this one isn’t ultra realistic. It’s what I’d call semi-realistic because it has a lifelike head but there’s no veins or texture and it’s not made in flesh tones. This element of realism may appeal to those who want something that resembles a phallus in terms of shape and size but don’t care for something with the full aesthetics and features of a human cock. For me, it strikes that balance well and I’m rather fond of it. The curved head is in the perfect position for my body so it doesn’t uncomfortably catch on my pubic bone or miss the spot entirely.
Once comfortably inserted and positioned, I just have to tilt the toy upwards very slightly and it will find the spot almost instantly. It feels natural and effortless to maneuver this vibrator and each gentle twisting motion I make enables the head to massage and caress my g-spot beautifully. I did try thrusting with it but I didn’t get the best feelings from it as it’s not quite wide enough for me to thrust aimlessly. I have to be very accurate with each movement which makes masturbating boring and chore-like.
As usual, the constant settings were my most used. I don’t enjoy patterns. The settings on the Mantric Realistic Vibrator are pleasant and fall somewhere on the rumbly spectrum. I wasn’t sure what to expect having never tried this new brand before but the motor involved is better than I thought considering the affordable price point. They provide that deep level of sensation that my body craves and reach more nerve endings and sensitive spots than their buzzy counterparts. I don’t need as much depth for internal use but it’s always welcomed, especially if I can also use the vibrator clitorally. It was pretty easy to get off with this for clit stimulation so I’d love to see this brand eventually create a comfortably, rumbly pebble that could compete with my Mimi Soft.
Overall, I liked this powerful, quiet Realistic Vibrator so much that I decided to order a couple more pieces from the Mantric range. I chose the rabbit vibrator for myself as the shape reminds me of the L’amourose Denia, which is an all-time favourite, and I got my partner the Vibrating Head Masturbator to explore. I’m hoping both of those new additions to our toybox will be as enjoyable as this one was. I’m looking forward to seeing where the future can take the Mantric collection and I hope other people will love it as much as I do.
You can purchase the Mantric Realistic Vibrator (£39.99) from Lovehoney.
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