Review: Key by Jopen Virgo Massager

I had been wanting to try some more toys from this Jopen line ever since I fell in love with the Comet Wand 2. The reason it has taken so long is because it’s incredibly difficult to find any Jopen products where I’m based. Most of the retailers I’m familiar with stock the Comet Wand and maybe a couple of the vibes from the Callie line, but nothing else from the Key range. One of the companies I’ve recently started working with offered me the chance to try the Vela and the Virgo and I gladly accepted. If you’d like to see what other Jopen toys are available, you can get check out Secret Lovejoy’s variety on their website.

Key by Jopen Virgo MassagerThe Key by Jopen Virgo Massager arrives in a classy cardboard sleeve with a picture of the product on the front. The back lists a bit about the range and some of the vibrators key features. Once the sleeve has been removed a black storage box is revealed that houses the Virgo. In the bottom section of the box I located an instruction manual, which was just a small leaflet with a battery compartment diagram inside, and a satin storage pouch.

Virgo Is made up of a velvety smooth silicone body, plastic handle and a stainless alloy button. It feels as luxurious as it looks and doesn’t have much drag to it at all. The only area of real friction is around the swirled texture at the top. Jopen recommend using only water based lubricants with their products as silicone lubes might interact with the material of the toy. I didn’t need to use much lube with this one as it’s primarily designed for external use. You can rinse the Virgo thoroughly after every use as the toy is fully waterproof, but make sure the battery compartment is in place firmly before doing so. It doesn’t attract a ton of lint or harbour fluids so soapy water does the cleaning job perfectly.

Key by Jopen Virgo MassagerIt takes two double a batteries, that aren’t included, so be sure to stock up on them if ordering this toy. To insert them simply unscrew the base, place inside the compartment as directed and twist the cap back into position. For the price, I’d expect a vibrator like this to either come with batteries or be rechargeable. It costs a tiny bit more than the Adrien Lastic Symphony, but is going to cost even more over a long period of time with the regular battery buying. For this reason I’m not sure whether this toy is cost-effective at full price.

There is only one button on the Virgo and this is located in the middle of the toy. It’s described as being an easy push button, but as I also found with the Vela, it wasn’t. It was rather stiff in my opinion and relatively difficult to press, so changing the settings could lead to a puddle of frustration rather than an abundance of orgasms. The singular button takes one firm press for a few seconds to turn on and then each further tap cycles through the various intensities. To turn off, press and hold down for a few seconds.

Key by Jopen Virgo MassagerThere are seven settings on this vibrator. One is a constant speed and the remaining six are patterns. There’s a mix of everything in there, starting with fast pulsation, moving into quick buzzing and ending with a setting that pulsates between two different intensities. I am not a pattern fan (and I don’t know many others who are) but I didn’t actually mind that last setting. It’s pretty unique and differs from the stop and start pulsations that I absolutely hate. I’ve only felt similar on the Virgo’s sister toy, the Vela.

How did I feel about the vibrations? Mostly confused. I liked the vibrations on my initial test run but when I looked at them in more depth later on I noticed that there was something frustrating about them. I would describe them as being somewhat rumbly, which is a surprise considering it only takes two batteries. They travelled with through the silicone surface of the head and the small area of usable shaft. I couldn’t point out any areas where the vibrations felt weak or dampened, so the motor positioning is good. I was expecting the silicone to dampen the vibrations and I was also expecting buzziness, but neither occurred. One thing I wasn’t expecting was the lack of depth that the rumbles have. It’s hard to articulate what I mean as rumbles and below the surface stimulation generally go hand in hand, but the Virgo’s vibrations can’t reach the same depth as other toys in this category.

It didn’t hit the same spots as the Vela either which added to the confusion. I assume the same type of motor has been used in both, but it’s possible that this one felt underwhelming to me because it takes less batteries than the other. If I had tried this one first I may have felt differently, but I can’t be sure that the outcome wouldn’t have been the same. Could I get off with the Virgo Massager? Yes, potentially, but I’d need twenty minutes or so to get off. By that point my clit is usually bored, aching or numb so the orgasm isn’t all that satisfying. It becomes more of a split-second ‘oh, that felt nice’ rather than ‘oh my god, I need to go for round two.’ The orgasms (a total of two) have not been memorable at all, which leaves me feeling less than enthusiastic about the Virgo.

Key by Jopen Virgo MassagerI thought that twisting or turning the textured head over the clit would provide the extra stimulation that I needed but the ridges are not hugely defined which makes them feel very, very subtle and I have to concentrate to notice them. Subtle doesn’t really do it for me externally. I need all guns blazing.

It might work better internally, but that’s not what this massager was designed for. I didn’t use it internally, but I suppose it could be done in theory. It does have a pretty decent girth at around five and a half inches so I wouldn’t recommend trying it unless that is manageable to you and you don’t mind a lot of firmness.

Finally, the box states that this toy is whisper quiet. I never believe packaging or product descriptions that reads this as no vibrator is ever silent, but this one is fairly easy on the ears. I didn’t need background music or anything playing to cover the sound. The door of my bedroom being closed was enough to muffle the sound. I’d be happy to recommend it to people who need discretion as long as they aren’t intending to buy this based on the texture, as they will be disappointed. In all honesty though, I’d rather recommend the Vela. It has better vibrations, the texture is more noticeable and it’s more versatile in its uses.

I received the Key by Jopen Virgo Massager (£45.99) from Secret Lovejoy in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! No affiliate links have been used in this post at this time.

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Event News: Secret Lovejoy Head to Pride Brighton

Are you part of the LGBTQIA community? Will you be heading to this years awesome Pride Event in Brighton? If so, I’m here to tell you all about Secret Lovejoy’s involvement in the event and the gifts they will have up for grabs.

Secret Lovejoy are pleased to announce that they will be participating in the Pride Event in Brighton’s Preston Park on Saturday the 5th August 2017. They will be there for the entire day and would love you to go along and join them for all the fun and games they have organised. They were very successful at the event last year so have arranged an even bigger stand for the upcoming event in order to offer more free gifts and showcase many more of their products.

The additional space means they will be able to set up some fun and games for all pride goers to enjoy, with prizes for those who choose to take part. Be sure to check out their piñata as it will be filled with extra special sex toy products to provide the winners with a memorable, fun-packed weekend. The free gifts that they will be giving away at their stand will include ID Flavoured Lubes, Skins, Durex and Mini Vibes. Secret Lovejoy are aiming to get as many people as possible to register with them during the event and will be offering special discounts for those that do and giving them a voucher code to use. So make sure you sign up and get yourself a great deal on something fun and sexy in celebration of Pride!

If you want to know more information about Secret Lovejoy’s stand, games or prizes then you can check out their website or contact them at customercare@secretlovejoy.com. Alternatively, you can reach them on Twitter at the handle @SLJ42499056. I’d love to hear all about your experiences following this exciting event, so please leave them in the comments section below or drop me an email and let me know how much fun I missed out on!

Review: Key by Jopen Vela Massager

After falling in love with the Key by Jopen Comet Wand 2, I had wanted to try some other toys from this Jopen line. The problem with this was that it’s incredibly difficult to find any Jopen products where I’m based. Most retailers only seem to carry the Comet Wand. One of the companies I’ve recently started working with offered me the chance to try two other vibrators from this range and I excitedly accepted. If you are from the UK like me and are curious about Jopen toys, I’d recommend heading over to Secret Lovejoy and checking out the options they stock.

The Key By Jopen Vela Massager arrives in a classy cardboard sleeve with a picture of the product on the front. The back lists a bit about the range and some of the vibrators key features. Once the sleeve is removed a black storage box is revealed that houses the Vela. In the bottom section of the box I located a storage pouch, an instruction manual, which was really just a small leaflet with a battery compartment diagram inside – no real instructions, and a small leaflet that told you more about Key and the available warranty.

Key by Jopen Vela Massager

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Vela is made up of a stainless alloy button, abs plastic handle and a silky soft silicone body. It feels very smooth and luxurious to the touch and has only a small amount of drag to it around the subtle ribbed texture. Jopen recommend using only water based lubricants with this product and I’d say that is essential if the plan is to use the Vela internally. You can rinse it thoroughly after each use as this toy is fully waterproof, but do make sure the battery compartment is firmly in place first. It doesn’t attract much lint and the texture doesn’t harbor fluids so soapy water can do the cleaning job just fine. If more than one person will be using the Vela vaginally then I would advise wiping down with a 10% bleach solution instead.

Key by Jopen Vela MassagerIt takes four triple a batteries, that aren’t included, so make sure to stock up on those if buying this toy. To insert them you have to unscrew the base, pull up the flap that’s inside and reveal the compartment. There are then directions inside regarding the way the batteries should face. Once they are all in position, place the flap back down and screw the base back on firmly. This ensures that the toy remains waterproof and performs properly.

There is only one button on the Vela, which is located on the plastic handle. The box describes it as an easy push button but I’d have to disagree. I found it quite stiff and hard to press, so changing through the settings was difficult when it was inserted. This button takes one firm press for a few seconds to turn on and each further firm tap will cycle you through the various intensities. To turn off, press and hold down again for a few seconds.

There are seven settings on this vibrator. One steady speed and six functions. There’s some fast pulsation, slow drawn out pulsing, quick buzzing, quick bursts of buzzing and one setting that pulsates between two different intensities. I generally hate patterns and stick with the steady speed but I didn’t actually mind that last setting. It was fairly unique and differs from the stop and start pulsations that drive me crazy (and I don’t mean crazy in a good way!).

I was surprised by the rumbles of the Vela. It’s not often that I can place rumbly vibrations hand in hand with a battery operated toy, but here we are. A rare exception. The sensations from these vibrations go below the surface of the clitoris and have a depth to them that my body admires. They travel well through the silicone surface and the entire body of the toy. There’s no areas where the vibrations feel weak or lackluster, so the motor positioning must be perfect. I was expecting the silicone to dampen the vibrations and I was also expecting buzziness, but neither occurred.

Key by Jopen Vela MassagerThis vibrator has a gently tapered tip for comfortable insertion which also aids placing pressure against the clitoris as it makes the sensations feel more accurate and plush. Vela is a broad stimulation toy so will probably work best for those who love that type of stimulation. If using the Vela internally then I would recommend doing some warm-up first. This is not a small toy. It is just under eight and a half inches in length, with five and a half being insertable and has a girth of five and a half inches at the widest point. It’s not a toy I’d recommend to a beginner.

With some warm-up from the Vixen Mustang, I can accommodate the Vela with no problems. I was expecting it to feel like a regular classic vibrator that doesn’t hit any particular sweet spots, but boy was I wrong. It has no curve, so without angling it at an uncomfortable position it doesn’t hit the g-spot. It does however hit my a-spot. I’ve found straighter toys with broad surface areas tend to be the best suited to satisfying this erogenous zone. I’m a big fan of A-spot stuff and the firmness of the Vela was ideal for this. Combine it with the rumbly motor and I can reach orgasm city in no time. No clitoral stimulation needed. It has some ridges up and down the shaft which don’t feel all that defined when running a hand over them, but they become somewhat noticeable during internal use. I’d have loved them to be more raised for added sensation, but I can feel them if I twist the toy back and forth rather than thrust.

I also found success when using the Vela externally. I usually prefer slanted tips or some other variation of a precise head for clitoral stimulation, but the rumbles from the motor made me forget all about my preferences. It worked wonderfully for my partner too. If he presses the head against his frenulum he can get off very quickly. He found that the vibrations were perhaps a little strong for him on sensitive days, but they did do the job nonetheless. He likes his smaller plastic bullets or super squishy silicone vibrators, but he can find the firmer silicone products to be a tad harsh on his penis without a thick coating of gel lubricant.

Key by Jopen Vela MassagerFinally, the box states that this toy is whisper quiet. I never believe packaging or product descriptions that reads this as no vibrator is silent, but this one is pretty faint. I didn’t need background music or anything playing to cover the sound. The door of my bedroom being closed was enough to muffle the sound. I’d be happy to recommend it to people who need discretion as long as they are comfortable with the size (if wanting an internal vibe) and like strong vibrations.

I received the Key by Jopen Vela Massager (£46.99) from Secret Love Joy in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! No affiliate links are currently being used within this post.