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Review: Vibratex Princessa

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Update 2017: The crappy Princessa is no longer available–hooray for clits everywhere! If you’re looking for a good small vibrator, check out the Tango/Touch instead or browse my other vibrator reviews.

The Princessa looks like a cross between a flower, a nipple, a bug, and an alien, which is of course why I wanted to try it.

One of Vibratex’s new line of petite, rechargable travel vibes (along with the more traditionally shaped Amie and Bestie,) the Princessa is made of silicone and ABS plastic. It’s smaller than I thought it would be (3.3″ long and about 1.5″ wide), and its vibration is concentrated in the “nipple” part, which is firm but has some give to it. The petals/ticklers/feelers/whatever-you-want-to-call-them are very flexible and only transfer a small amount of vibration. The power is controlled with a flower shaped push button and has a cycle through design (low, medium, high, pulse, increasing pulse, helicopter (more on that later), and off.)

The Princessa is one of those toys that I wouldn’t have bought or requested to review if I had felt it first. Its vibrations are very surface level and buzzy (I think it’s actually the buzziest vibe I have), and I was doubtful that it would be able to get me off after feeling it. It also has almost no range; the 2nd speed is slightly stronger than the 1st, but there’s almost no discernible difference between the 2nd and 3rd.

The Princessa is also kind of like a small dog that’s overcompensating by barking non-stop–it’s obnoxiously loud for such a petite, weak vibe. When it’s set to steady vibration, it sounds like there are bees buzzing around my clit, and on its last setting, like a helicopter is about to land between my labia. So there’s that.

pennysblog_princessa2Despite its weak vibrations and annoying buzz though, the Prinessa can still get me off, most of the time. Something about the pinpoint stimulation from the hard nipple part on my clit combined with the feelers tickling my labia works for me, though I think I get off more from rubbing action than the actual vibration. I really wish the Princessa had power akin to that of its cousin vibe, the Mystic Wand, or even better, the rumbly goodness of the Tango.

I was reminded the other day that vibration power is very relative during an impromptu show & tell of my toys with two friends, when one was impressed by the Princessa’s vibes (and scared to death of the Doxy’s.) So if you are very sensitive and prefer a light tickle vibration, the Princessa might work for you. For most people though, the Princessa’s light, buzzy vibrations won’t cut it.

The Princessa comes with a pink pleather zipper storage bag, a charger dock, a USB wall converter (which is nice because many vibes don’t), and a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. You can charge the Princessa with or without the port, and the light turns green when it’s at full charge. It’s showerproof/splashproof but not submergible; I haven’t used it in shower but have cleaned it without any problems.

Since it’s silicone it can be washed with soap and hot water or a 10% bleach solution, and I’d recommend using an old toothbrush to get in around the bottom of the feelers. Normally I’d say the Princessa is ideal for travel since it’s small, but the noise factor might be an issue.

Although I can get off with the Princessa, its weak vibration and unwelcome soundtrack annoys me. Unless you like buzzy vibrations or absolutely must own an alien nipple flower vibe, I don’t recommend it. If you’re looking for a small travel vibe, try the Mia for more of a range or the Tango for sheer power instead.

Thanks SheVibe!

 

 

Review: Mystic Wand (and how it compares to the Hitachi)

pennysblog_hitachiandmysticI wonder if the Mystic Wand is jealous of the Hitachi. The Hitachi has been around since the ’70s, the Hitachi is the strongest vibe ever, the Hitachi is famous. But what about the Mystic Wand, in a sense the Hitachi Magic Wand’s younger relative*?

The Mystic Wand is an 8 inch long wand style vibrator with a flexible silicone head and a plastic handle with easy to use, light-up push buttons. It features 3 steady vibration speeds of increasing power and 3 pulsation patterns.

My favorite setting on the Mystic Wand is the first speed—it’s deeper, rumblier, and more Hitachiesque than the higher settings, and when I’m already super turned on, I can orgasm with it alone. Otherwise, I take more time, working my way up to the highest steady speed.

I don’t usually like vibration settings, but the Mystic Wand’s are decent. The first setting is a steady pulse, which feels too robotic to me, but I occasionally like using the 2nd, which follows a pulse-pulse-longer pulse pattern, and the 3rd, which features waves of vibrations.

As a proud Hitachi lover, I admit that the first time I used the Mystic Wand I was a bit disappointed. Even the Mystic Wand’s highest setting is no match for the Hitachi’s incredible power, and its medium and high speeds are on the buzzier side. Still, I like the Mystic Wand. Since it’s battery powered (2AA), I don’t have to deal with an annoying and sometimes limiting cord, and it’s also much lighter, quieter, and less bulky than the Hitachi.

It takes me longer to reach orgasm than with the Hitachi, but sometimes that’s a good thing—I don’t always need to get off in 60 seconds. Also, I use the Mystic Wand directly on my clit (unlike the Hitachi), so it’s more versatile. Another thing that the Mystic Wand has that the Hitachi doesn’t, is a hygienic, non-porous silicone head. It’s also splash proof, and its smaller size makes it more ideal for travel and easy storage.

If you’re looking for a moderately strong cordless, wand style vibrator, then I recommend trying the Mystic Wand. If, however, you’re looking for a toy that equals the Hitachi’s strength and rumbly vibrations and will be satisfied with nothing less, then you will be disappointed with the Mystic Wand—it’s simply not as powerful.

It’s no Hitachi, but that’s ok–the Mystic Wand has its own personality.  If it were a person I’d feel the need to apologize for my initially harsh judgments towards it and say, feel free to be your silicone, cordless, bad-ass self Mystic Wand! Thanks Good Vibrations for sending me the Mystic Wand in exchange for my honest review!

*It’s not made by Hitachi but distributed by the same company, Vibratex.

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