Review: Zumio Clitoral Stimulator

I first heard about the Zumio Clitoral Stimulator through Twitter, which is basically my main source for all things sexy, and I was immediately intrigued. Often I see posts about ‘new’ products that promise the world and don’t deliver but I got a very good feeling about this one. My first thoughts consisted of ‘wow, this space-looking device is unusual’ and a bunch of questions circulated based around how it would work in practice. Zumio offer some impressive stats based on their research and testing, but I like to remain impartial and knew I had to find out the truth for myself. As the surface area is so small I wasn’t sure whether it would actually work for me or not, but I’m so glad I gave it a try as it turns out that it absolutely does. I have a preference for pinpoint contact and the Zumio is bloody wonderful at that.

Arriving in a simple white box with purple on-brand lettering and a holographic pattern on the front and one side, I was pleased. The presentation was good. The side lists the products characteristics and the front shows a glossy product shot amongst all the metallic detailing. The other side just shows some directions for use. Inside this box, I found a fairly plain storage box housing the Zumio and docking station. There was also the charging cable, an instruction manual and branded storage bag.

My device offered no charge at all upon arrival, so that was the first thing I set up. To do so, place the Zumio into the docking station and plug the micro end of the charging cable into the port on the stand. Then place the USB into a relevant port such as the one that can be found on your laptop. A flashing light should then begin to indicate the charging process has started. It will go steady once complete and this is said to take around sixteen hours for a full freshen up. This gives approximately four hours of use depending on the intensity used. The charge time is long and could be frustrating for some, but I can look past it in exchange for a pleasurable experience when it’s finally ready to use.

Zumio Clitoral Stimulator

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It’s made from a combination of abs plastic and premium silicone. Both of these materials are odourless, hypoallergenic, phthalate free, latex free and completely body safe. The plastic areas cover the handle and the antenna whilst the silicone covers the section where the control panel is located. I found the shape and size of the Zumio to be comfortable to hold although the glossy plastic can be hard to grip with lubed hands. You can only use water based lubricants with this toy, on its tip directly or on the clitoris, or both, but I found I didn’t need much to be comfortable.

After use, clean the Zumio with warm, soapy water and leave it to dry naturally. It is waterproof up to 0.5 meters and I’ve had no problems with rinsing it, although I wouldn’t use it in the bath. The materials don’t attract as much lint as I expected and there’s no texture so cleaning is really simple. I would recommend going over the seam where the silicone and plastic meets with a q-tip though just to remove any fluids or dust that may become trapped.

There are three buttons on this vibrator. A power button that turns the toy on and off with a light tap and two intensity buttons. The power button is located on the bottom of the panel and the intensity buttons are inside the figure of eight shape above it. There’s an up and down arrow to choose from, so pretty self-explanatory and easy to understand. There’s also a travel lock feature which can be activated and deactivated by pressing the power button down for five seconds. This is very useful if you travel with toys or simply don’t want them turning on in the bedside drawer.

So, fully charged and all set, I lubed up the petite antenna and placed it against my clitoris in a comfortable position. Turning the vibrations on sent shockwaves through my body. I was met with streams of power, even on the lowest intensity and some deep rumbles that I loved. The low setting was awesome to warm up with, but it wasn’t orgasm material for me personally. If you don’t need as much strength as I do then it might be more than enough for you. It unfortunately became buzzier as the intensities developed, but as I only needed a minute or three on the high speeds I didn’t have chance to be numbed by the buzzy sensations. Power wise, I think it’s level with my beloved Tango, although I do prefer that as the vibrations are deeper.

One thing that quickly became noticeable as I tested the Zumio was the fact that I couldn’t use as much pressure as I would typically choose to use with a clitoral stimulator. I like to push the surface of a toy up close and personal to get off, but when I went to do that with the Zumio, the connection sort of disappeared and the vibrations would slow right down in intensity almost immediately until I relieved some of the pressure. This was irritating to me at first but as I’ve got to know the toy more over the last few weeks I’ve noticed that I don’t need to use as much pressure as I usually would because the more precise contact balances that out. If you’re used to forcing pressure then this might take some getting used to or it may not be right for you at all. This is something I would definitely keep in mind if considering a purchase of the Zumio.

Zumio Clitoral Stimulator

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Whilst the tip of the toy is small, the handle isn’t. This makes it hard to use during penetrative sex with my partner. We have given it a go on a handful of occasions but found that it’s a struggle in our usual repertoire of positions. We’ve noticed that either the intensity would decrease as the connection became interrupted or the handle got in the way of our bodies. It might work well for other couples but for us as a couple, it wasn’t meant to be. We engage in mainly close contact and intimate positions which makes the space between us limited.

I intended to hold it as I would with some form of wand, with the handle upwards and the head down whilst in a variation of the missionary position, but when doing that with the Zumio I found accessing the buttons to be challenging. I’m not bothered by the fact that it doesn’t work for me during sex as I feel that this is a toy I’d rather use alone anyway. This is something that I would reach for as a quick, reliable orgasm giver rather than something I’d use when wanting to climax in unison with him.

The Zumio is certainly one of the more interesting toys that I’ve tried so far this year and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before in terms of aesthetics. It might look unusual, but I kinda dig the space vibe it has going on. I love that it’s rechargeable, body safe and waterproof but it has the added bonus of being quiet, which is a rare combo with clitoral stimulators in my experience. I’d be happy to recommend it to those who require privacy but place some background music on if you’re unsure.

I think it’s a lovely toy for those who must have precision and direct clitoral contact, but it’s more intense than a lot of the other clitoral toys on the market, so I’d suggest trying it over underwear first. If you currently prefer a wand to a bullet then I’d avoid the Zumio as it’s very likely that this will be too much for you and the completely wrong type of stimulation for your body. I like both, so this worked well for me, but if you only like broad contact, this is clearly not going to be suitable. It only has a couple of downsides for me. The first is that it gets buzzy on the highest intensity and I’d prefer a rumble, the second is that it heats up quite quickly so multiple orgasms are ruled out past the third or fourth time and the final thing is some of the wording used to market it.

Zumio Clitoral StimulatorI disliked that it has a ’60 second experience’ with specific instructions inside the manual as a) I like to figure out how to use a toy in the best way for my body rather than following rigid instructions as I feel this sucks the fun out of orgasms and exploration and b) I think stating a time limit puts unnecessary pressure on achieving orgasms within that time frame and it has the potential to make people feel bad if they can’t get there.

Our bodies are all so different and some of us take longer than others to reach climax. I can get off with the Zumio this quickly, but not everybody will be able to. I love that Zumio are proud of their product and the results it can have on some people, but I’d like it if they focused less on achieving an orgasm and more on enjoying clitoral exploration and having fun in the bedroom.

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You can purchase the Zumio Clitoral Stimulator (£129.99) from Bondara.

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 Stronic Eins

Fun Factory have created something extraordinary with their Stronic line. It introduced a whole new category of sex toys into the world. These toys are not vibrators, nor do they feel like it. They are actually pulsators and stimulate with a thrusting motion. They basically move back and forth, so are more or less a portable (and smaller) fucking machine. I haven’t tried a fucking machine and don’t really intend to, so I can’t say that it gives exactly the same stimulation, but the concept is similar I suppose. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about something that pulsates rather than vibrates, but I was very excited to give this innovation a try.

Fun Factory Stronic EinsThe packaging for the Stronic Eins was as I expected from this brand – simplistic and minimal. It’s couple-friendly, gender-neutral and non-intimidating whilst still feeling somewhat luxurious. A combination that can be hard to get right, but Fun Factory have nailed it. It has a cardboard sleeve depicting an image of the product on the front which is removed to reveal a gold storage box underneath. Inside the box, the toy can be found alongside the charger and the user manual. There is no storage bag included.

Before I could give the Eins a try, a gruelling first charge was needed. It needs to be left alone for sixteen hours, so it’s best to leave it overnight to do its thing. Good thing about that though, is that I haven’t needed to recharge it since and I’ve had it for around four weeks. It charges via a magnetic system, so you need to attach the end of the charger to the magnetic points on the base of the pulsator and plug the USB into a port. The Fun button flashes when first connected and the other buttons will then flash turning to a steady glow once the charge is almost over. A second flash of the Fun button will indicate the battery is completely charged.

After a night (and several hours of morning) of impatiently waiting, the Eins was finally ready for a test drive. I was pleased to see that the control panel is the same as it is on other Fun Factory models as this saved time getting to know the buttons. The Fun button turns the toy on and off, the plus button increases the speed/movement and cycles through the various settings whilst the minus cycles back down and decreases speed. It also has a travel lock feature which can be activated by pressing the Fun and plus button at the same time and deactivated by pressing the Fun and minus.

It is made from the 100% medical-grade silicone that I know and love from this brand. It’s completely body-safe and is free from those things we want to avoid such as latex and phthalates. It’s completely odourless as-well as being non-toxic, non-porous and hypoallergenic. The silicone is smooth to the touch and has a luxurious, soft matte finish. It was no surprise to me that it had quite a bit of drag to it as this just seems to be part and parcel of owning a Fun Factory product. I advise keeping a thick water-based lubricant on hand, as you are going to need it, and don’t be afraid to be generous with the application. It’s fully waterproof so removing the ton of cat hair, dust and lint that the material attracts is no problem and rinsing after with soap and water is a breeze.

Fun Factory Stronic EinsIn regards to the measurements, it’s just above average I’d say. It has an overall length of 9.25 inches but only six of these are insertable, the rest is just handle room. Six inches are a reasonable amount of length for a toy of this type and I can safely say after using the Eins that anymore length would have probably been painful. It has a circumference of five inches around the widest point, which isn’t extreme but I think the firmness and drag of the material play a part in making this pulsator feel bigger than it is.

When I tried the Stronic Eins for the first time I was sort of like ‘oh, that’s what it feels like’. I felt rather indifferent about it. It wasn’t a toy that I loved or hated from the outset, but I couldn’t decipher which way my feelings were leaning. Even after five tries, I was still confused. I came to a conclusion after around ten attempts in that I do like the Eins, but I needed time to get used to it. I still prefer vibrators to pulsators, but I think there’s definitely a time and a place in my collection for something like this.

For example, I have weak wrists/joints so thrusting is not always an option for me which sucks if my partner isn’t around and I’m craving internal stimulation. This is the perfect occasion to bring out the Eins. It basically does all the work for me. All I have to do is choose the setting and hold onto the handle quite tightly. It has a slightly angled/curved tip that is pretty good for g-spot stimulation and the silicone is firm enough that I can get the sort of pressure that I require. It hits the right spots for me and feels great, but I need to combine that stimulation with a clitoral vibrator for the best results.

It offers ten different settings, the first three offer a shallow/gentle back and forth motion but improve in speeds with each tap of the plus button. The next two up the ante a little bit more. After that, the rest of the settings are sequenced thrusts with variation in terms of their speed and intensity. I particularly liked one of these settings that my partner has lovingly nicknamed ‘the hand job’. He says that holding onto the shaft whilst on that mode sort of feels like a hand job in that it starts slow then speeds up and you can feel the different points of pressure within the pulsator. The final settings on the Eins are for times when I’m need of serious stimulation. I’ve found these to be the best for g-spot stuff.

Fun Factory Stronic Eins

It has a little clitoral nub located near the bottom of the shaft but I couldn’t get this to work with my body. I didn’t like to insert the full shaft of the Eins as I noticed it hit my cervix once or twice and mine is rather sensitive so it wasn’t pleasant. If you can insert the entire shaft with no problems, you might have better luck with the clitoral stimulation aspect, but for me I just bring in my trusty Tango to do that job.

Following my experience with the quieter and stronger than I thought it would be Eins, I would try another pulsator in the future, but I’d be curious to try something with more texture i.e the Stronic Drei. I wonder if the textured shaft and thrusting motion alone would be enough to bring me to climax, without needing additional sex toys. I am not sure whether I’d get along with something like the Stronic Fusion though, as I feel I may encounter similar issues with the clitoral stimulator.

In conclusion, I love the innovation behind the Stronic Eins and I think that it’s worth a try if you suffer with mobility issues/reach problems/strength or joint dilemmas. As someone with minimal wrist strength, I found the Eins to be really useful on occasions where using a dildo was out of the equation. I haven’t managed to orgasm with this alone yet, but I think some more time and testing could lead there eventually. I’m still finding my bearings with this device so I’m not ruling out future solo climaxes although I think it’s more likely that the Drei would do it for me.

I received the Fun Factory Stronic Eins (£109) from Orgasmic in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! You can purchase the Stronic Eins (£129.99) from Lovehoney. Affiliate links have been used in this post.

Review: Lelo Tiani 3

I’ve always wanted to write a review for Lelo, so when I reached out and they offered me the choice between the Tiani 2 and the Tiani 3, I was beyond excited. I opted for the Tiani 3 as I thought the shape looked more comfortable and suitable for us as a couple.

I absolutely love luxurious packaging and this is one thing that Lelo have always done right. The Tiani 3 arrived in a beautiful glossy box with a picture of the product on the front. Inside this outer box, was a sturdy, black storage box housing the Tiani 3 and remote within some black velvet lining. In a separate section of the box, I found the user manual, two AAA batteries, warranty card, a sachet of personal lubricant, a satin storage pouch and the charger.

Lelo Tiani 3

Lelo Tiani 3

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The Tiani 3 is charged via a three-pin plug. Plug this into your nearest socket and place the jack into the charging point. To find the jack you need to unscrew the head (just above the metallic band) and remove it, where you’ll find the charging point located inside. A small light will begin to flash to indicate its charging and this will turn to a steady glow when the charge is complete. I found that it took around two hours for a full charge and this gave roughly the same amount of play time. The remote control is not rechargeable, so make sure you have two AAA batteries on standby. The back of the remote control was loose when it arrived so all I needed to do was insert the batteries as directed and place the back into position. Once I’d done this, I took the key (pictured above), placed it into the small slit in the centre and twisted it at a 10% angle to lock the back on securely.

The Tiani 3 and the remote control are both made from the high-quality, luxurious silicone that Lelo use with all of their products. It’s phthalate free, non-toxic, odourless, hypoallergenic and completely body-safe. It’s also extremely soft and velvety, with less drag than I expected. Water-based lubricant is still recommended for comfort reasons. The metallic band around the Tiani 3 and the back of the remote control are made from robust ABS plastic, which is also body-safe. As long as the head is placed firmly back on after charging, then the toy is fully waterproof, which gets it some bonus points. I find this makes cleaning much easier and of course, it allows for aquatic adventures.

The Tiani 3 is designed to be worn during intercourse, it’s said that it will stimulate both the clitoris and the g-spot simultaneously. The internal arm does not vibrate, but the remote control and the bulbous, boxy head of the clitoral stimulator do. I am still unsure of why the remote actually vibrates, other than to let the person in control of the vibrator know what setting they’re using on the other. It wasn’t hand-numbing, which is good, but I did find this feature to be unnecessary and irritating at times. You can turn this off by pressing and holding the centre button for 5 seconds. The remote will continue to flash, but will stop vibrating.

The internal arm is extremely flexible, adjustable and quite soft. The tip of the internal arm is slightly firmer than the shaft, but it still feels squishy compared to the external arm, which is firm and rigid. The external arm is wonderful, it’s firm enough to provide a perfect amount of pressure to my clitoris, which is something that I need to enjoy a clitoral orgasm. The internal arm is a different story, I initially thought that it would be too soft to stimulate my g-spot, as again, I like firm pressure, but when it came to using the toy, I found it managed to hit the right places on several occasions. It has also managed to miss on several other occasions. I think the g-spot stimulating aspect of this toy only works in certain sexual positions and probably wouldn’t be firm enough for those who regularly use something like the nJoy Pure Wand.

We have only tried one other couples vibrator before and it did cause a slight pinching sensation, but that toy was much larger than the Tiani 3 so we hoped that this would be a better fit for us. My partner is quite large, length and girth wise, so the smaller the couples vibrator, the better really. I placed the Tiani into position before allowing him entry and he said he felt a slight drag from the silicone, so he applied some lubricant to himself and some extra to the toy, which he said made things a lot more comfortable for him. I found that missionary was the best position to use this toy in as the internal arm stayed against my g-spot and didn’t end up hitting my vaginal wall, like it did in rear-entry positions. I soon forgot how soft the internal arm was because once my partners penis was pushing it into my g-spot, it felt much firmer than it actually is. I still didn’t have a g-spot orgasm, but it provided more sensation than I was expecting to feel.

The Lelo Tiani 3 is part of their SenseMotion range, which basically means you can control the settings  of the toy without even pressing any buttons. To activate this, simply turn on the remote by pressing the (+) button and wait for the wireless connection to activate, you’ll know it’s ready as the lights on both the remote and the massager will illuminate. It will automatically turn on Mode 1, which is where you can control the intensity of the steady vibrations by simply tilting the remote. When the remote is horizontal the vibrations are very gentle and tickle-like, but once it’s tilted to a vertical stance, it reaches full intensity. I did find this to be fairly powerful, although the vibrations were only surface level and buzzy rather than rumbly. I usually can’t get off on buzzy vibrations, but there are exceptions every once in a while and this toy is one of them. It’s not the strongest vibration I’ve ever felt and is definitely weaker than the We-Vibe Touch, but it’s just about strong enough to get me to a clitoral orgasm. Bare in mind that I am a power queen, so this might be different for you.

Mode two is slightly different, as the remote can be moved in any direction. Faster movements will increase the intensity of the vibrations. You can activate this by pressing the centre button whilst in mode one. I personally prefer mode one, but it’s nice to change things up every once in a while and create something different. There are also six pre-programmed modes on the remote control, which you can get to by pressing the centre button for a third time, there is one constant speed and five pulsating patterns. You can increase or decrease the intensity of any of these settings with a tap to the relevant button (+ or -). Holding the (-) button for three seconds will turn the remote off.

You can also use the Tiani 3 without the remote control. Simply leave the remote alone and press the button on the massager itself. Press the button again to begin vibrations and continue to press to cycle through the pre-programmed settings, which again feature some pulsating patterns. All of these settings are set to 100% intensity and this can’t be altered without the use of the remote. To turn off the toy, just press and hold the singular button for around 3 seconds.

Lelo Tiani 3Overall, I’d say that this is one of the better toys I have tried from Lelo and is definitely one I’ll continue to use regularly. It adds something different to regular sex and is a great alternative to having to hold a bullet vibrator in place. It’s snug, petite and comfortable to wear, it doesn’t get in the way of penetration at all and provides some pretty decent clitoral stimulation. I’d have preferred more power/rumbles, but on the whole, there’s not much more I can complain about.

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You can purchase the Lelo Tiani 3 (£120) from Simply Pleasure.

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: Lelo Smart Wand Large

Lelo Smart Wand LargeIt came in a huge box. Not glossy and bright as most other Lelo boxes, but splashed with pictures of the product and information about it. Inside the box, the wand rested within some casing. In a separate part of the box I found a storage sleeve, charger, sachet of personal lubricant, warranty card and user guide. I must say that the sleeve is well-made and looks much nicer than the typical storage bags I use to store my sex toys. It’s also easily identifiable, which is good.

It is made from silicone, which is soft to the touch. The finish is smooth and silky, as is the case with the silicone that Lelo use most of the time. It has very minimal drag to it, but water-based lubricant can be applied to the head and yourself for comfort. It’s marketed as fully waterproof, so cleaning in soap and water is not a problem, neither is using it in the bath or shower. I have never used this in the bath, as I have concerns about water getting into the charging port as it doesn’t appear to be sealed in any way. It’s not that I distrust the claim of it being waterproof, I just don’t like to take any chances, especially when I’ve heard stories about this particular product breaking soon after the warranty runs out.

In regards to charging, the Smart Wand is refreshed through the mains. It takes around two hours for a complete charge and this gives around the same amount of use time on the lower speeds. I have found it only gives about an hour on the highest settings. Having said that, I’ve noticed that my Smart Wand Large doesn’t hold charge well at all. If I use it one day and put it back with half charge left, I can come back two days later to a dead vibrator. It seems to run the battery down so quickly, even when it’s not in use. I expect this somewhat, but not to the extent that it does. Due to this, I can’t use this toy whenever I fancy because I always need to charge it first.

Lelo Smart Wand LargeIt has a three-button interface, a +, a – and a () button. The + button activates the vibration and increases the strength, whilst the – decreases the strength and turns the wand off. Pressing and holding these buttons down for five seconds will activate/deactivate the travel lock feature. The () button activates the patterns, of which there are eight. This button also activates Sense Touch, which is exclusive to Lelo Smart Wands.

To explore this, press and hold for a few seconds. Sense Touch is a feature where the massage strength builds when the wand comes into contact with the skin. It’s caused by special touch sensors in the tip that recognise when the wands comes into contact with the body. When it isn’t touching, the vibration intensity decreases. When it is touching, you can adjust strength via the other buttons as normal. If you wish to turn this setting off and just use the standard modes, press and hold the () button for a few seconds.

Now I’ll be honest, there are only three vibrators from Lelo that I actually like, the Nea 2, the Mona 2 and this. The Smart Wand Large is one toy that I think they got right. Sure, there’s a few things that I would change, but on the whole, it’s a good product. It’s rumbly, it’s powerful and reaches that level of strength that I crave. Most of the vibrators that I have tried from Lelo have been unimpressive in the intensity department, but this is where the Smart Wand excels. I did notice that I was feeling bruised after use when I first started using this toy and I’m not too sure why this was, but a thick coating of lubricant seemed to ease the problem.

Lelo Smart Wand LargeThe other issues that I encountered includes the problem with it not holding charge well and the fact that it heats up exceptionally fast. With it being such a high-powered wand I expected it to heat up, as most do, but I wasn’t expecting it to get hot within five minutes or less. I don’t feel as though this is a good sign. I can see this being the means of an end. I am worried that it’s going to break on me within a year or two. I would expect at least fifteen minutes of consistent use before it begins to warm up, especially as it’s not even mains-powered.

Overall, I like the Smart Wand Large, but it’s not perfect. It’s certainly one of Lelo’s better creations and if I were to recommend any toy of theirs, it would be between this and the Ella. However, I no longer support this company due to ethical differences, so I have been searching for an equal to (or better than) equivalent. The best option that I found was the slightly pricier O-Wand. It has none of the issues that I encountered with the Smart Wand and I believe it’s actually quieter too. It even comes with an attachment.

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You can purchase the Lelo Smart Wand Large (£129.99) from Nice n Naughty. Affiliate links have been used within this post.