[Toy Review] Sexy Liberation Lipstick Bullet Vibe

The Sexy Liberation Lipstick Bullet Vibe, a small bullet vibrator designed to look like a pink lipstick.

I absolutely love the idea of Sexy Liberation, a company that not only sells sex toys but also offers a small selection for free (for those outside the US, you have to pay shipping, but it’s pretty reasonable.)

They say:

“Many people don’t have access to or haven’t been exposed to the exciting world of sexual exploration, we want to help people, especially women, by being a stepping stone. Personal experimentation with sex aids can help women discover and embrace their own sources of pleasure.  And a woman who knows herself sexually will feel more confident talking honestly with her partner about her needs and desires. If you are woman in a relationship that is having trouble getting off, we are here for you.”

And for that, they are to be applauded.

Unfortunately, the Lipstick Bullet Vibe itself simply didn’t measure up. It’s not all bad, and I’m sure there are people it would work for, but I found it underwhelming at best. I persevered through several attempts to get myself off with it, with some of my favourite porn for company, but I ended up giving up and using my hand instead.

Plus points: it’s discreet, it’s quiet, it’s ostensibly waterproof, and it was free.

My Ratings (all scores out of 5★)

Price: ★★★★★
You can’t do better than free on price! Even if you choose to buy it, it’s only $12.99 (about £10.)

Materials:
Unknown. It’s simply described on the site as a “firm, non-silicone plastic.” Okay then. The information in the FAQs about toy safety is similarly vague. It’s probably ABS, which is non toxic, and the toy is waterproof which means the plastic must be non-porous, so there’s that at least. But if you don’t know exactly what your toy made of, I strongly suggest popping a condom over it first.

Appearance: ★★★
It looks like a lipstick, which doesn’t really appeal to me personally. I like my toys to either look like sex toys or like beautiful works of art – the lipstick thing feels needlessly gimicky. On the other hand, the discreet look might work well for someone who is more nervous than I am about having something that actually looks like a vibrator in her nightstand, so I have to give it a point for that.

Ease of Use: ★★★
It’s super light and easy to hold and manipulate, and operates on a simple on-off twist motion. Unfortunately, if you turn it too far in the ‘off’ direction, the battery pops out.

Ease of care & cleaning: ★★
The Lipstick Bullet can be wiped clean – I recommend a body-safe sterile wipe from medical suppliers. It’s apparently waterproof (not sure how far I’d trust that claim, though I didn’t test it) so in theory it can be submerged. However, it’s plastic and not particularly well made so it can’t be boil-sterilised and I’m concerned about fluids and germs getting into all the joins. It’s not the easiest shape in the world to use with a condom, but again I strongly recommend you do so as the body safety of the material is not at all clear.

Versatility:
This toy has exactly two functions: on and off. The lipstick shape means you have a narrow edge for precision stimulation and a wider side for more general vibrations, but honestly it’s small and weak enough that I couldn’t tell the difference. It at least claims to be waterproof, so could be taken in the bath or shower. Cannot be used internally.

Intensity:
Pathetically weak, which is really what killed it. Even right on my clit, it did very little for me. The vibrations are light and buzzy (as opposed to my much preferred ‘rumbly.’ Might be okay for someone with an EXTREMELY sensitive clitoris or someone very nervous about trying vibrators, I suppose.

Overall Score:
Unfortunately, though I love the idea of this scheme, I cannot recommend this toy.

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