[Toy Review] Osuga Cuddly Bird

Osuga is a woman-owned sexual wellness brand founded in 2015 and based in Hong Kong. Their Cuddly Bird toy for people with vulvas has won awards including a Bronze IDEA Award (2020) and a Golden Pin Design Award (2019). So I was pretty excited to try it and see what all the hype is about.

The Osuga Cuddly Bird is so named, because… well, look at it!

Osuga clit sucking sex toy Cuddly Bird

It was posted discreetly and inside, the toy was packaged in a sturdy Osuga-branded box. In the box you’ll find the toy, its charging base and cable, a set of instructions, and a soft, velvety storage bag in the same colour as your toy.

Design and Materials

The Osuga Cuddly Bird is really two toys in one, featuring an ordinary motor for use as a traditional vibrator as well as a nozzle with clitoral suction function.

The Cuddly Bird measures just a hair over 3″ in height. Its body circumference is 7″ (2.2″ diameter) at the widest point, and the clitoral nozzle is 0.5″ in diameter. It weighs in at 133g.

This toy is made of ultra-soft silicone which feels thick and plushy as well as being body-safe and hygienic. Aesthetically, it’s really cute and pretty. I got the mint green variation (my favourite colour aside from purple!) but you can also get it in pastel pink or yellow. The inclusion of a matching storage bag is a nice touch. I particularly enjoyed the charging port looking like a little bird cage:

Cuddly Bird clit sucking vibrator in birdcage charging port

Fun fact: the charging cage will stay lit up as long as it’s plugged in, even as the toy is removed, so you could double its function as a mini night-light if you wish. If the toy is attached, the light will switch off when the toy is fully charged.

The Cuddly Bird is somewhat waterproof. The website says it’s suitable for shower usage and the booklet advises not submersing it below 30cm. Run time is about 2.5 hours on suction mode or 80 minutes on vibration mode for a full charge.

User Interface

The Cuddly Bird has two buttons, one for each of its functionalities. The button with the circle icon controls the suction, and the button with the two wavy lines icon controls the vibration.

Sex toy control buttons

The buttons are sensibly located on the base of the toy and are easy to press. Simply press and hold the button for your desired function to switch it on, use the same button to scroll through the settings (three vibration speeds and one pattern on the vibrating side, three speeds on the suction side.)

Be aware that you can’t use the vibrations and suction at the same time. It’s easy to switch between them, but I would have appreciated the ability to try using them together.

Cuddly Bird in Use

I’ll start by saying that the vibration settings didn’t really do much for me. They’re pretty buzzy, and that isn’t a sensation that works well for my body. The power is also dampened a lot by the thick silicone. If you prefer gentler or buzzier vibrations, the Cuddly Bird may work well for you. But if you’re like me and prefer a deeper rumble, skip this toy’s vibrating mode.

The suction setting, though? Well, that is a different matter entirely!

I have a pretty small glans clitoris (that’s the external bit, for anyone who isn’t a sex ed nerd like me!) and this toy’s nozzle is just the right size to envelop it.

I found the shape of the Cuddly Bird easy and comfortable to hold. For me, the best angle was using it sideways on (so the toy at 90 degrees to my body, closing around my clit from the left hand side). Your mileage may vary and suction toys are notoriously different for every body, so experiment and see what works for you.

Cuddly Bird vibrator

Once I had the angle right, the Cuddly Bird delivered near-perfectly in terms of what I look for from a clitoral suction toy. It very quickly brought me to the point of orgasm. When I’d finished, my legs were shaking – always a sign of a good time!

Bonus: the Cuddly Bird is relatively quiet, maxing out at around 50dB. It easily passed my extremely scientific “door closed, under a blanket” test, and it’s quiet enough that I can comfortably watch porn or listen to audio smut while using it.

Top Tips for Choosing and Using Your Vibrator

I often say that sex education failed me and I believe it failed many of us. One of the most critical aspects of sexuality as a whole is… pleasure! And guess what didn’t get a mention in any of the sex ed I received? Yup, you’ve guessed it.

Like me, Osuga believes that “sex is a beautiful and natural experience” and wants everyone who desires it to have the best sex possible. What that looks like will be different for every person. But whether you’re monogamous or open, queer or straight, male or female or non-binary, you can use toys to enhance your sex life if you want to. Here’s a very quick rundown of my top tips for choosing and using a sex toy:

  1. Pay attention to what YOU like, not what you (or your partner, or society) think people with your body parts are “supposed” to like.
  2. Choose a body-safe product. There are so many affordable body-safe options on the market nowadays!
  3. If you’re new to using toys, aim for a versatile product that you can use to explore different sensations.
  4. Lube makes just about everything better. Choose a safe, water-based lube with as few ingredients as possible.
  5. Clean your toy between every use (see the next section for more info) to keep it hygienic.
  6. Consider experimenting with a toy on your own before introducing it into partnered sex.
  7. If you’re bringing toys into partnered play (which is awesome – yay!) make sure you communicate honestly about what’s working and what isn’t. Aim for exploration and mutual pleasure, not a specific goal.

Most importantly of all, remember that sexuality and sexual pleasure are endlessly, beautifully unique. There’s no right and wrong way to explore or use toys. If you’re staying safe and having fun, then you’re doing it right.

How to Clean Your Sex Toy

If there’s one question about toys I get asked more than any other, it’s probably “how do I keep my sex toys clean?” I actually wrote a whole article about this, but here’s an executive summary:

  • You can boil a silicone or stainless steel sex toy that doesn’t contain a motor (or pop it in the dishwasher on the top rack).
  • For toys with motors, like the Cuddly Bird, you can’t boil them as it will destroy the motor. Instead, use either a 10% bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach) or a body-safe sterile wipe (I get mine from a medical supplies website). Then rinse your toy and let it dry thoroughly before you put it away.
  • It’s safe to share non-porous toys like the Cuddly Bird, in general, but sterilise it between users unless you’re fluid bonded.

If you take care of it, a body-safe sex toy in a material like silicone will last you for years. A great investment in your pleasure, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Cuddly Bird: Verdict

(Bird-ict? No.)

The Cuddly Bird is a really fabulous little clit sucker. It was a pleasure to use, it got the job done, and the fact that it’s cute as hell and in one of my favourite colours doesn’t hurt, either!

The Osuga Cuddly Bird retails for £78.21 (around $110 for my US friends).

Thanks to Osuga for sponsoring this review. Please note that sponsorship does not guarantee a glowing review and that all opinions are my own!

[Toy Review] Pillow Talk Cheeky Wireless Wand Vibrator

I fell in love with Pillow Talk when I reviewed the Sassy a few months back. So, when I got the chance to try out another of their range, I was only too happy to oblige. Even more exciting: it’s a wand, and we all know how I feel about those!

Once again, this product was sent to me for review by the lovely team at Self & More, a boutique woman-owned sex shop based in the UK.

Let’s take a closer look at the Pillow Talk Cheeky.

Pillow Talk Cheeky: Basic Info

The Pillow Talk Cheeky is a wireless wand style vibrator, 8″ in length. In the box you’ll find the toy, charging cable, a branded storage pouch, instructions, and even a little cleaning brush to help you keep your toy in tip-top condition. How cool is that?

Pillow Talk Cheeky magic wand vibrator

The Cheeky comes in a gorgeous turquoise/teal green colour, which is one of my favourite colours in general. I particularly love it for sex toys because it’s just so unusual (and pretty!) The Cheeky is also available in pink, if that’s more your thing.

The Pillow Talk Cheeky is 100% water resistant. It is rechargeable via the included USB cable. By the way, since I got a bit confused: remove the little green or pink piece in the base of the handle to reveal the charging port. It also comes with a travel lock, for those times when we can eventually travel again… (*sighs longingly*)

That Motor Tho…

I was expecting great things from the Pillow Talk Cheeky, given that amazing motor in the Sassy. I was not disappointed! The power starts off at an impressive rumble and builds to knock-your-socks-off intensity. I don’t really have much more to say on this subject – it is simply epic!

User Experience & Interface

The Pillow Talk Cheeky utilises a single button interface. The button, by the way, is a light-catching Swarovski crystal – super cute for a #SparkleFemme like myself.

Green wand vibrator Pillow Talk Cheeky

The controls on this toy are a little unusual. You press the button once to switch it on and off, and then hold it down to ramp up the power. I actually like this, because it allows for really fine grading on exactly what level of power you want. Getting from the lowest to the highest setting takes a full ten seconds, to give you an idea of how much range this thing has!

The light will flash while you’re turning up the power, then stop flashing when you’ve reached the highest level.

The Cheeky is lovely to hold thanks to the plushy soft silicone and gently cushioned handle. The neck is flexible, making it easy to angle the toy just right, however you prefer your stimulation. It’s also relatively light, and the vibrations are concentrated in the head and don’t transmit too much through the handle.

Green magic wand vibrator clitoral sex toy

So are there any downsides to the Pillow Talk Cheeky? Honestly, the only one I can find is the battery life. I charged it fully and it lasted less than an hour. This isn’t actually a massive problem in the context of a toy that typically gets me off in less than 5 minutes, but it’s something to be aware of if you take longer to come or like to go several times in one session!

Verdict

The Pillow Talk Cheeky is a big winner. Powerful, ergonomic, and cute into the bargain! I love it and I’ve already found myself reaching for it regularly. It’s an ideal toy when I want the broad and powerful stimulation of a wand, but don’t have the energy to hold a full-size one.

The Pillow Talk Cheeky retails for £50.00. See below for a discount code!

Thanks to Self & More for sending me the Pillow Talk Cheeky to review. All opinions, as ever, are mine. Shopping with Self & More using my links sends a small commission my way and if you use my code, you can enjoy 10% off your entire order.

Self & More banner for sex shop discount code

[Toy Review] Lovense Ferri

I’ve had mixed experiences with Lovense. I finally got my hands on the Lush, which half the sex-positive internet seems to be obsessed with, and I didn’t get what the fuss was about. Then I tried the Domi and fell in love. So what of the Lovense Ferri, which arrived in my #MasturbationMay shipment from Lovehoney?

Lovense Ferri: Small But Mighty

The first thing that struck me about the Lovense Ferri is just how small it is. It is a miniature knicker vibrator (design to be worn inside your underwear) measuring just 3 inches in length.

Lovense Ferri knicker vibrator

The Ferri comes equipped with a magnetic clip which holds it in place and means you can use it with pretty much any pair of knickers you choose. Its curved shape sits comfortably against your body, and the underside is gently ridged for enhanced clitoral stimulation.

Pro tip: I discovered that the Ferri is also great for sitting on. Like, say, while writing erotica in your desk chair?

Lovense Ferri vibrating knickers vibe.
Palm of my hand for scale!

The Ferri is waterproof, USB rechargeable, and offers 180 minutes of run time for a two hour charge. It is Bluetooth compatible and can be app controlled, which we’ll get more into in a minute.

Best of all, the Ferri is powerful as hell. The first time I tried it, it got me off in less than five minutes. There’s a lot of motor packed into a small space and I am very, very here for it.

Can You Actually Use It in Public?

I’m gonna go with… maybe.

Lovense Ferri vibrating panties toy

The Lovense Ferri is reasonably quiet for its level of power, but I certainly wouldn’t describe it as silent (or “whisper quiet,” ughhhh.) You could probably get away wih it in a loud or crowded area, but I wouldn’t risk it in a quieter space.

To App or Not to App?

You really do need the app to get the full functionality from the Lovense Ferri. The toy itself features a single-button interface, three pre-programmed speeds, and four patterns. Which is fine, but pretty limited for such an expensive toy. You also can’t really use it for its intended “wearable” purpose without the app, as it doesn’t come with a remote control.

Lovense’s app is genuinely excellent. It’s honestly at least twice as good as any other sex toy app I’ve tested. However, it’s a bit of a privacy issue because it insists on having access to various parts of your phone, so do with that information what you will.

The Lovense Remote app is free to download and compatible with iOS (9.0 and later,) and Android (4.3 and later). You can also get Mac and PC versions, if you prefer.

Screenshot of the Lovense app
Pictured: app homepage

Download the app, set up a free account, switch on your toy, and ensure your Bluetooth is connected. Then click the link symbol in the top right corner. My Lovense Ferri connected in a second and maintained a steady connection throughout use.

App Functions

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do with the Lovense Ferri and the Lovense Connect app:

  • Use the “Remote” control panel to change the vibration speed or use the “loop” button to create a repeating pattern.
  • Find pre-installed vibration patterns and your previously saved settings in “My Patterns.”
  • Schedule the toy to start vibrating at a specific time with the “Alarm” function. Fun if you want to wear it to sleep and then get vibed awake, maybe?
  • Make your toy respond to nearby sounds such as music and voices with the “Sound” setting. You could even watch porn and sync the toy with the sounds, if you want!
  • Vibe along to music stored on your device (or linked through a service like Spotify) with the “Music” function.
Lovense app screenshot
Pictured: “Sound” function

You can also connect any Lovense toy with cam sites like Chaturbate, MyFreeCams, and Manyvids. If you’re an online sex worker, this can be a fun way to interact with your fans. You can even programme your toy to respond to tips!

I haven’t tried this myself as I’m not a cam model, but reviews are generally very favourable!

Long Distance

Whether you’re in a long distance relationship or currently separated by the pandemic, you can use the “Long Distance” app function to give your partner control of your vibe.

There are two ways to do this. Your partner can download the app, create an account, and give you their username to connect. Alternatively, you can create a “control link” which can last from a few seconds up to an hour, and is single-use only.

Again, connectivity is strong and reliable and the toy is super responsive. Just make sure your internet connection is stable!

Verdict

Yes and yes and yes again! I can’t believe that something so small could be so brilliant, but this is an absolute winner.

The Lovense Ferri retails for £129.99 and, as long as you’re happy using a smartphone app, it’s worth every penny.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this product to review. All opinions mine. Affiliate links appear in this post. Don’t forget to use code coffkink10 at checkout to get 10% off everything at Lovehoney!

[Toy Review] Lovehoney Happy Rabbit Wand Vibrator

It’s May (where has the year gone so far!?) and that means it’s Masturbation Month again! I’m pleased to be working with Lovehoney again to bring you a serious of product reviews this month. First up is a very appropriately spring-themed toy. Meet the Happy Rabbit Wand Vibrator!

Happy Rabbit Wand: Info

Happy Rabbit is Lovehoney’s own-brand range of rabbit vibrators and, based on my experience of the line, they’re damn good. The Happy Rabbit Wand is a little different from its fellow bunnies, though. Instead of following the basic rabbit vibrator dual stimulation design, this is an external vibrator based on the “bunny ears” that you find on most rabbit toys.

Happy Rabbit Wand rabbit vibrator for clitoral stimulation

The Happy Rabbit Wand is a hefty 10.5″ in length. The handle is gently curved and the head looks like, well, a rabbit head with long ears.

The Happy Rabbit Wand is made of body-safe matte black silicone, with a decorative silver ABS plastic band around the handle about half way down. The shaft is fairly rigid (the top half has a tiny bit of flex) and the ears are firm to the touch yet super flexible.

The wand is fully rechargeable via the included cable, and is waterproof and submersible. It also has a travel locking function, if you care about that sort of thing.

First Impressions

I had high hopes for this toy for two reasons. Firstly, because the external “ears” tend to be my favourite thing about rabbit vibes (I’m a clitoral stim girl, okay?) Secondly, because I know from experience that Happy Rabbit products tend to be both well-designed and powerful as fuck.

The Happy Rabbit Wand arrived in Lovehoney’s signature discreet packaging. Inside, the toy was packaged in a box with a picture of the product and some useful information about its functions.

Happy Rabbit vibrator box
Pic credit: Lovehoney

So far, so promising. But how did it fare in use? Let’s find out.

Form & Function

The Happy Rabbit Wand uses a simple two-button interface. The smaller bottom button turns the toy on and off and switches between speeds, and the larger top button switches between patterns.

Vibrator buttons for Happy Rabbit ears vibrator

This toy offers 10 different patterns, each of which you can use on any of three speeds. The patterns button only scrolls through one way, but I can’t say I care all that much because I don’t like patterns anyway. The smaller button allows me to switch the toy on, whack it on the highest constant vibration setting, and leave it there until I’m done. Perfect.

The handle is comfortable to hold and the buttons are intuitively positioned and easy to press. Because they are raised, they’re also easy to feel with your fingers without needing to break your flow to look.

So how about that motor, then?

The Happy Rabbit Wand is, and I do not say this lightly, powerful as fuck on the top setting. Interestingly, there’s a really big jump between the lowest and middle levels, then a smaller jump up to the top level. I guess I’d define them as “very low,” “high,” and “knock your socks off,” respectively.

Best of all, the vibrations are not only powerful but also rumbly and concentrated in the tips of the ears.

Rabbit ears wand vibrator

I found there were two main ways I could use this toy to get off. If I hold it parallel to my body with the head pointing downwards, the ears surround my clit for powerful but indirect stimulation. If I turn it at a 90 degree angle, I can get direct clitoral contact from one or both ears. For me both ways can feel amazing, depending on how sensitive I’m feeling, but you’ll want to experiment to see what works for you.

The Happy Rabbit Wand can get pretty intense and I found that adding lube both to the toy and directly to my body beforehand made things much more enjoyable.

Any downsides?

Honestly… nothing major. The Happy Rabbit Wand is a stellar product.

It is a little loud, so that’s something to bear in mind if discretion is important to you. But you’ll always have a trade-off between level of power and level of noise, so I can’t be too critical.

The only other thing worth noting is that the Happy Rabbit Wand is a little heavy which, again, is to be expected for something of this size and power. I still find it easier to hold for lengthy sessions than a full-sized traditional wand.

Verdict

Yes! The Happy Rabbit Wand is everything I hoped it would be, and more. The shape, power, and flexibility of the ears all combine to make my clit very happy indeed. Top marks, Lovehoney!

The Happy Rabbit Wand retails for £79.99.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this product to review. All views, as always, are mine. I have used affiliate links in this post.

[Toy Review] Foxy Touch Wand Massager

It’s always a pleasure to review for a company I’ve never worked with before so, when Foxy Touch reached out to offer me the chance to try their wand massager, I was happy to oblige!

Meet Foxy Touch & the Wand Massager

Foxy Touch is a new woman-founded sex toy company based in London. Their online shop just launched this month, and the wand massager is their first product.

The Foxy Touch Wand Massager is a mini classic wand shaped vibrator. It arrived attractively packaged in a black box with a white sleeve, featuring a picture of and information about the product.

Foxy Touch magic wand vibrator in box

The toy is 7.8″ in total length, and the head is 1.83″ in diameter. The massager is coated in 100% silky soft and body-safe black silicone with a subtle ripple pattern, and decorated with a silver ABS plastic band around the base of the handle.

The Foxy Touch Wand Massager is waterproof (easy to clean!) and USB rechargeable via the included cable. It comes partially charged, so you can get started right away. When it needs charging, a full cycle takes around two hours.

Magic wand vibrator clitoral sex toy from Foxy Touch

This toy retails for a well-priced £49.00 and, when you order, you’ll also receive a free 250ml bottle of Lubido water-based lube and two free erotic fiction ebooks. If you’re in the UK, shipping is free, too.

Controls & Interface

The Foxy Touch Wand Massager is controlled via three buttons positioned on the handle. When I have the toy in my hand, the buttons are in exactly the right place to press them with my thumb.

The quick-start guide explains what all the buttons do, but they couldn’t be simpler. The bottom one switches the toy on and off, the middle one changes the pattern, and the top one changes the speed.

Clitoral vibrator handle with buttons

The buttons are easy to press and the toy is responsive. I would have preferred the ability to cycle both ways through speeds and patterns, though.

Since there are 7 different patterns and 4 different intensity options, you can mix and match for any of an impressive 28 different combinations.

Experience

I’m really, really impressed with this massager! As soon as I switched it on, I knew it was going to be a winner based on the powerful rumbles that were emanating from it.

But before we get to the power, let’s take a step back and look at the ergonomics.

The Foxy Touch Wand Massager is comfortable to hold thanks to the soft silicone and gently tapered design of the handle. It fits comfortably in my hand and, though it’s got a little weight to it, it’s not too heavy to use for an extended period.

You do feel some of the vibrations in the handle. So be aware of that if it’s something that makes a difference to you.

So… that motor, then! Holy crap!

I really wasn’t expecting this toy to be as powerful as it is. It starts from a satisfying rumble and ramps up through four levels to a mega impressive top speed. The vibrations are rumbly enough to penetrate deeply, providing the kind of hard and intense clitoral stimulation that I love.

Most importantly, it gets me off – fast, reliably, and hard. Yes, this is a toy that makes my picky, power-queen clit very very happy.

The Foxy Touch Wand Massager has a somewhat flexible neck, which is useful for angling it to get precisely the positioning you’re after. But, thanks to the firmness of the head, you can still get plenty of pressure if that’s what you enjoy.

Noise-wise, it’s fine. Not the most discreet in the world but perfectly acceptable when weighted against the level of power.

The Verdict

As I mentioned, this is Foxy Touch’s first offering. I am seriously super impressed – a body-safe, ergonomic and powerful vibe on the first try? I can’t wait to see what they come out with next.

Heartily recommended if you’re looking for a classic external vibe that does exactly what it says on the tin with power and finesse.

Foxy Touch logo


FYI: this review was sponsored, which does not impact my views on the product. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

[Toy Review] Lovehoney Love Not War Meile

Sustainability is a major problem within many industries, and the sex toy industry is no exception. While there are ways to enjoy sex toys more sustainably – buying from ethical companies, using rechargeable rather than battery-powered products, choosing silicone over plastic, buying toys made to last rather than cheap ones that will die after a year – there are relatively few toys being made specifically with eco-friendliness in mind. That’s why I was excited to receive the Meile vibrator from Lovehoney’s new line in collaboration with Love Not War.

Love Not War clitoral vibrator

How is Love Not War Different?

Love Not War is a new innovative line of sustainable and eco-friendly vibrators. Their eco credentials come in several forms:

The materials: the base is made from recycled aluminium, which is one of the most sustainable metals (98% recycled worldwide.) The main part of the toy is made from silicone, which is more readily recyclable than plastic and plastic-derived materials. Even the storage bag that comes with your vibe is made from sustainbable bamboo fabric. Love Not War vibes use very small amounts of plastic, and the company recycles that plastic within the factory.

Interchangeable heads: you only need to buy one Love Not War electronics unit. You can then use it with any of the four interchangeable heads. This is obviously much more environmentally friendly than buying four identical electronics units to enjoy the different permutations of this toy. Unfortunately the heads don’t seem to be available separately at Lovehoney right now, but I’m going to follow this up to find out when they should be available.

The packaging: Your Love Not War vibe comes in recyclable cardboard packaging with a sugar cane tray and no single-use plastic.

The Love Not War Meile

Lovehoney Love Not War Meile vibrator for clit stimulation

I received the Love Not War vibe with the Meile head. This attachment features a ball-shaped tip, which I chose on account of it being a relatively unusual vibrator design. If you’re familiar with the Zumio, it’s similar in shape only broader. The attachment has a rigid shaft and the ball is relatively firm yet slightly squishy.

Vibrator storage bag for sex toy

The whole toy (base + attachment) is 16cm (6.2″) in length. It is fully waterproof and features a travel lock.

To charge your Love Not War vibe, unscrew the base and plug it into a USB plug using the included cable. You’ll get around 1 hour of use on top speed from a 2 hour charge.

Fun fact: all the Love Not War vibe names come from words for “love” in various languages. Liebe is German, Amore is Italian, Meile is Lithuanian, and Laska is Czech.

In Use

I knew I was going to love the Love Not War Meile as soon as I handled it and switched it on. The soft silicone, the shape of the head, and the powerful vibrations all add up to a winner.

Love Not War Meile vibrator eco friendly sex toy

If you enjoy pinpoint clitoral stimulation, you’ll love the Meile. The ball shaped tip means you can get precise stimulation exactly where you want it. Unusually, I found that the head of this toy was soft enough to use directly on my clit. When I use more rigid toys, I have to use them through the clitoral hood or they’re too intense and end up being more uncomfortable than pleasurable.

If you prefer internal vibrations, the Love Not War vibe with the Meile attachment is long enough to reach the G-spot on many bodies.

Lovehoney insignia heart stamp

The vibrations are impressive, too. They’re strong, not too buzzy, and concentrated in the right place – the tip of the toy. The top setting left me in a puddle of post-orgasmic bliss very quickly!

The Love Not War vibe is reasonably quiet (I wish marketing copy would stop describing things as “whisper quiet,” though. They never are.) It passes the “under a duvet, door closed” test in that I can’t hear it from outside my bedroom.

If I have one complaint, it’s the one button interface. The Love Not War vibe has four constant speeds and six patterns. Ten settings is a lot to scroll through with a single button to get back to the one you like!

As an added bonus, I also think these toys are really pretty. The base is a lovely muted rose gold and stamped with the Lovehoney and Love Not War insignias, while the attachments are a dark steely grey. The overall aesthetic is elegent and stylish. Function is far more important than form, of course. But I do love toys that do the job and look great while they’re doing it.

Final Verdict

Lovehoney and Love Not War have knocked it out of the park with this collaboration. The line actually addresses ecological concerns in the adult industry in a way that is more than just lip-service, and they’re gorgeous and effective, too.

Grab yourself a Love Not War vibe with your choice of head from Lovehoney for £69.99 (except for the large Liebe, which retails for £79.99.) Don’t forget to use code coffkink10 at checkout for an additional 10% off!

Enjoy your eco-conscious orgasms.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Love Not War Meile for review. As ever, affiliate links appear in this post and all views are mine.

[Toy Review] Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator

There are some sex acts that are relatively easy to mimic with toys, such as penetrative sex. There are others which are more difficult, though companies have tried valiantly – the blowjob being one such example. And then there are acts that it is seemingly impossible to replicate with a toy. Exhibit A: cunnilingus.

Suction toys have claimed for years that they simulate oral sex. Toys like the Sqweel have tried and, if the reviews are to be believed, largely failed. Today I’m reviewing the Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator, another toy that claims to simulate cunnilingus. But how did it fare? Let’s find out!

Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator

The Sohimi Tongue Vibrator is a mini clit tickler toy, featuring a large rounded base topped with a small flickering tongue. When the toy is on, the tongue oscillates or flicks rapidly back and forth.

Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator purple clitoral vibrator
Image credit: Sohimi

When I unboxed this toy, the first thing that struck me was how small it is. Yes, I know it’s called a mini vibrator, but I wasn’t expecting it to be quite this small. It measures a petite 3″ in height and 2″ in diameter. The tongue is about 1″ long. Thanks to its tiny size, it is super light and fits neatly in my small hand.

The best way I can describe this toy is to say that it reminds me of a cross between a flower and one of those plastic candles with artificial flames that you get on restaurant tables.

Sohimi tongue vibrator for women and people with vulvas

The Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator is 100% waterproof and rechargeable via the included USB charging base. It is made of body-safe and surprisingly soft matte silicone in an attractive shade of purple. And yes, it’s definitely real silicone!

Does it feel like cunnilingus?

In all honesty, no.

The thing about cunnilingus is that it’s not just about the back and forth flicking sensation of a tongue. It’s actually a combination of many different sensations – the warmth and wetness of a lover’s mouth, the feel of their hot breath on your bits, that moment when they bury their whole face between your legs as if they want to devour you. So much of what makes cunnilingus great just cannot be replicated with a toy.

So no, the Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator does not really feel like oral sex. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad toy.

But does it feel good?

Yes, it actually does!

Given how choosy my clit is and how much of a power-queen I tend to be, I was a little skeptical to begin with. Would a tiny little clitoral vibrator costing $27 be able to do anything for me?

Well, I am happy to report that it did! The flickering motion feels fantastic and distinctly different from a traditional vibrator. The tongue is structured yet flexible, so it’s ideal for those who love pinpoint stimulation but want something a bit gentler than a hard plastic vibrator.

Flickering tongue vibrator clitoral sex toy

It took a little experimenting to get it right. My clitoral glans is extremely sensitive and direct stimulation is usually too intense to be pleasurable. In the end, I discovered that the most pleasurable way for me to use the Mini Tongue Vibrator was to allow the tongue to flicker against the side of my clit. (The left side is more pleasurable on my body, don’t ask me why.) So if you get one of these, take the time to experiment and try out different placements to see what works for you.

Pro tip: this is a toy that you really need to use lube with. Without it (even when I was quite wet) I found the tongue flicking action uncomfortable. Add a very generous blob of water-based lube to the tongue itself and/or your vulva before you start, and reapply as necessary.

Controls and Interface

The Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator operates on a one-button interface, which sits in the centre of the toy’s base and is easy to press. Hold it for two seconds to turn on, cycle through the patterns with quick presses, then hold it for a further two seconds to turn off.

The Mini Tongue Vibrator has 10 settings total: 3 constant speeds and 7 patterns. I think it’s well-known by now that I don’t generally care for patterns much. This is a “stick it on the highest constant setting and leave it there” toy for me.

Other Important Info

The Mini Tongue Vibrator is certainly not a silent toy, but its volume is well within the range of what I consider acceptable. It makes the same kind of low, consistent buzz as a mid-powered vibrator.

It’s also worth being aware that this toy isn’t really one that you can press hard into your vulva (or you can, but the flickering motion will be severely impeded.) Too much pressure and it will stop flicking or slow down a lot.

The pictures on the website seem to imply you can use this toy internally. Which, obviously, I had to try. The verdict? You technically can, but it probably won’t do anything. The tongue is so short that it can’t get even an inch inside the vagina so, unless you particularly enjoy stimulation right at your entrance, this is an external-only toy.

Final Verdict

I’m going to declare this one “surprisingly good for the price!” No, it doesn’t feel like cunnilingus, but it provides something a bit different to a standard vibrator that still feels really good. It’s also small, portable, and body-safe.

The Sohimi Mini Tongue Vibrator retails for $26.99.

Thanks to Sohimi Sex Toys for sponsoring this review. I was paid to provide my honest and unbiased thoughts – all opinions are my own.

5 Best Vibrators Under $45 (North American edition)

I did a UK edition of this post last week, so if you’re looking for the best vibrators on a budget in the UK, check that out. Because different products are available in different places, I thought two versions would make the most sense.

5 of the Best Vibrators Under $45

Let’s dive in. Here some five of the best vibrators you can get in North America for under $40 US. As with the UK edition, everything listed here is a product I’ve actually tried and actually love.

By the way: I picked $45 as the cut-off for the North American version of this post because $45 is around £33, so the actual price-points are very similar.

Lovehoney Humdinger, $29.99

Humdinger vibrator by Lovehoney. External vibe for clit play

It’s the innovative shape that really makes this one, for me. The motor is powerful and rumbly (surprisingly so for a battery-operated toy) and the combo of the clit-hugging hood shape and the hard nub on the back is close to perfection.

Get it here.

Blush Exposed Nocturnal, $33

Blush Exposed Nocturnal bullet vibe for clit play, one of the best vibrators under $45

Ever since I first tried it, I’ve been obsessed with this amazing little bullet vibrator from Blush. It’s massively powerful, rumbly, has amazing battery life, and never fails to get the job done quickly and reliably.

Get it here.

Noje Mini Wand, $35.99

Noje Mini Wand, one of the best vibrators under $45 in the US

This is the second Blush Novelties toy on this list for good reason. They just produce so many great products at affordable price points! This teeny tiny little wand is not only powerful and well-made, but also pretty af. I love the mint green colour!

Get it here.

Satisfyer Number 2, $40

Satisfyer Number 2 clitoral suction vibrator

This is a battery-powered version of Satisfyer’s best-selling clitoral suction stimulator, making it more affordable. It might be a more basic equivalent but it still features 11 suction intensity levels and a body-safe silicone nozzle.

(I know it’s not technically a vibrator but it still meets the spirit of this list!)

Get it here.

VeDo Izzy, $43

VeDo Izzy, one of the best vibrators under $45 in North America

Izzy by VeDo is a surprisingly powerful and surprisingly affordable clitoral vibe that I absolutely loved. It’s a fairly standard lay-on/pebble shape, but that nub at the top really elevates it for me. It’s amazing for both pinpoint and broader clitoral stimulation.

Get it here.

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5 Best Vibrators Under £35 (UK edition.)

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get amazing sex toys! In fact, some of my favourite toys are relatively affordable (meanwhile I’ve tried some abusrdly expensive ones that didn’t feel worth the money at all.)

I’ve been pondering this piece for a while and I’ve finally decided I’m going to do a UK edition and a North American edition, because different products are available in different places.

5 of the Best Vibrators Under £35

So without further ado, here some five of the best vibrators under £35 that you can get in the UK. Everything listed here is a product I’ve actually tried and actually love.

Rocks Off Bamboo (£16.99)

Rocks Off Bamboo gold lipstick vibrator for clit stimulation

I love Rocks Off (that’s why they appear on this list twice!) They produce some of the best vibrators at affordable prices that I’ve ever encountered.

The Bamboo is a basic bullet vibrator that pretty much does what it says on the tin. Its tapered lipstick-shaped tip is great for precision clitoral stimulation. It’s not knock-your-socks-off powerful, but for a small battery-powered bullet that’s under £20 it’s pretty damn good.

Buy it here and get 10 off with code coffkink10.

Lovehoney Humdinger (£24.99)

Humdinger vibrator by Lovehoney. External vibe for clit play

This one was a real surprise to me. Many of Lovehoney’s own-brand basic vibrators use surprisingly decent and rumbly motors, but it’s the shape of the Humdinger that really blew me away.

The cup-shaped head surrounds your clit, spreading stimulation across the whole area.

Buy it here and get 10% off with code coffkink10.

Blush Exposed Noctural (£26.99)

The Exposed Nocturnal lipstick buillet vibrator

This is simply the best bullet vibrator I have ever tried. It pretty much lives by my bed and is never out of charge. It’s unbelievably powerful and rumbly, and has the rare honour of having patterns I actually like.

As a bonus, the battery life lasts ages even on full power.

Buy it here and get 10% off with code coffeeandkink, or here.

Lovehoney Ignite Bullet

Lovehoney Ignite bullet vibrator, one of the best vibrators at an affordable price

When I reviewed this toy, I said it had amongst the best motors I had felt in a toy at this price point. I stand by that assessment now! It is a great body-safe basic with 20 different settings and patterns. Ideal for figuring out what you like or just getting lots of different sensations out of one toy!

Buy it here and get 10% off with code coffkink10.

Rocks Off Chaiamo (£33.99)

The Rocks Off Chaiamo vibrator in black, one of the best vibrators under £30

Rocks Off’s second entry on this list is a versatile vibe that can work well for the clit or the G-spot. The Chaiamo is either a large bullet or a smallish internal vibe, depending on which way you look at it. Either way, it packs a power punch and is pleasantly rumbly.

Buy it here.

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[Toy Review] We-Vibe Touch X

Earlier this week, I reviewed the Tango X from We-Vibe’s new and updated range. Today, in much the same theme, we’re discussing the We-Vibe Touch X.

However, my perspective on this is slightly different. I’ve never tried or owned the original We-Vibe Touch, so this is a stand-alone review rather than a point of comparison. So just know that going in.

We-Vibe Touch X

The We-Vibe Touch X is a petite, palm-sized clitoral vibrator with a concave side and a tapered tip.

We-Vibe Touch X clitoral vibrator

It measures 4″ in total length and is made of 100% body-safe, smooth silicone. Mine is pink (well, it’s really more pinkish orange) and it is also available in a dark sea-green.

Clitoral vibrator with tapered tip for pinpoint clit stimulation. Vibrator by We-Vibe

The Touch X is fully waterproof and USB rechargeable. It comes with a small white silky storage bag.

User Interface

The We-Vibe Touch X features 8 levels of intensity and 7 patterns. The simple user interface is identical to that of the Tango X: two buttons to change the intensity up and down, and a central button to switch between patterns.

Vibrator buttons on the We-Vibe Touch X powerful external vibrator

The buttons are intuitively placed and relatively easy to press. However, they’re a bit fiddly due to their small size. I would have liked them to be a little bigger.

The Touch X also features a cool press-and-hold button functionality, so you can just hold the up or down button until you get the exact level of intensity you’re after.

Power and Experience

I think the new generation Touch has the same motor as the new Tango X. However, I found that the silicone dampened the vibrations to such an extent that they felt far weaker and more buzzy.

Side view of We-Vibe Touch X new generation clit vibe

Though I can get off with the Touch X, I found it a pretty frustrating experience. As a big lover of We-Vibe products, I kept thinking that this couldn’t be as high as the power goes… but it was.

I do like the tapered shape, but the vibrations themselves were disappointing. I can comfortably say this is by far the most underwhelming We-Vibe product I’ve tried, and I doubt I’ll be reaching for it again.

Verdict

Perhaps it’s because I tried the Tango X first (and ohhhmyyygoddd) but I found the Touch X… just okay.

It’s well-designed and I like the shape. I certainly have no serious complaints. The motor is decent, like all We-Vibe toys. However, I think the silicone just dampened the vibrations a little too much for me. The result was all buzz and not intense enough. I don’t get the deep, satisfying rumble from the Touch X that both Tango models provide.

If you like a still-respectable-but-slightly-gentler vibration, get the Touch. If you need pinpoint stimulation or intense, rumbly power, the Tango X will be your new best friend.

The Touch X retails for £79.99/$79.

Thanks to Wow Tech for sending me the We-Vibe Touch X in exchange for an honest review. You can support the blog and send a small commission my way at no extra charge by shopping through the affiliate links in this post.