It’s the second day of #12DaysofLovehoney, a special festive review project! Check out the whole series and please let me know if there are any particular products you’d love me to review in the future. Today’s review is the Desire Bullet Vibrator, from Lovehoney’s Desire collection.
Desire Bullet Vibrator
The Desire Luxury Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator (to give it its full title) is a classic bullet vibe from Lovehoney’s Desire range of luxurious, high-end toys. It’s the traditional bullet shape, tapering to a soft point at the tip:
The Desire Bullet is 3 inches in length and fully waterproof. It is rechargeable via the included magnetic USB cable, and I got about an hour of play out of a full (2 hour) charge. That was on full power, so if you’re playing at a lower intensity it may last a bit longer.
It came attractively packaged in a Desire black and purple branded box. Also included was a cute little faux-leather storage pouch. This is ideal for travel and storage, and also features a hole for the cable so you can charge your toy discreetly.
The Desire Bullet is rigid, and coated in smooth, body-safe silicone. Like the rest of the toys for vulvas in the range, it’s a gorgeous deep purple colour and stamped with the Lovehoney heart insignia.
Simple one-button interface
The Desire Bullet operates via a single button situatied on the base of the toy. Just press once to switch it on, press repeatedly to cycle through the speeds and patterns, and hold it down for two seconds to switch the toy off.
The button is raised, making it easy to feel and press without needing to look, and easy to press. I do wish it came with increase/decrease controls. This isn’t a cheap toy, and only being able to scroll through settings in one direction is a downside.
Power and patterns
The Desire Bullet has three constant speeds and a slightly bonkers seventeen patterns (some of them are very similar to each other – there are only so many variations on bzzz bzzz BZZZZZ in existence!)
The plus side is that this makes it pretty versatile for a bullet, which you’d expect when paying almost £50 for a toy. The downside is that it takes forever to scroll through them all (that damn one button interface again!)
I’m much more into constant vibrations rather than patterns. I played around with them a bit, but found them overwhelmingly unsatisfying. That’s not so much a criticism of the toy as an indictment of just how little I like patterns.
The constant vibration speeds are pretty good. It starts out at a low rumble, good for warm-up. The vibrations do get a little more buzzy as you increase the power, so be aware of that if deep rumbles are more your speed. I still found the top setting enjoyable to use, and it didn’t numb me out like extremely buzzy vibes tend to do!
How does it feel?
I do like this toy. It takes a very simple concept – the classic bullet vibe – and does it really well. You can lay it flat against your vulva for a broader sensation, or use the tip for pinpoint clitoral stimulation.
The silicone is silky soft and feels lovely, and is a change from the hard plastic of my usual go-to bullet. The Desire Bullet is also super light, making it a good option if heavy or bulky toys are challenging for you. It’s also pretty quiet, considering the level of power on offer.
I can get off reliably and consistently with the Desire Bullet. I’ll definitely reach for it again.
By the way: water-based lube makes everything better!
So do I recommend it?
If you’re looking for a reliable and versatile basic, look no further. I’ve had mixed experiences with the Desire range – they’re beautifully designed, but haven’t always been powerful enough for me.
A good quality and body-safe bullet vibe is a great addition to any toybag. Whether you’re building a collection, buying your first toy, or treating a lover for the holidays, they’re a pretty safe bet that work well for lots of different bodies. They’re also small, ideal for travel, and easy on the hands and wrists, but still pack a punch stimulation-wise.
Grab your Desire Bullet from Lovehoney for £49.99.
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