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Review: Lovelife Cuddle

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I was both hopeful and skeptical of trying the Lovelife Cuddle G-spot Vibrator from OhMiBod’s new line of traditional (as opposed to their trademark music based) toys. The line in general seemed promising, with a range of rechargeable, moderately priced silicone toys, but I wasn’t sure if the Cuddle would be big enough or have enough curve to stimulate my g-spot.

The Cuddle is 6.5 x 1.4” and made of matte silicone, with a plastic handle and heart shaped control buttons. The silicone is hard and not at all bendy, though the subtle ridge on its head is squishier than the rest of the shaft. The Cuddle has 6 vibration speeds controlled by pressing and releasing the +/- buttons and 6 functions controlled by the ~ button, which can be used at any power setting. It’s also rechargeable with a USB connection, splash proof, and relatively quiet.

Right away I found myself comparing the Cuddle to the Lelo Gigi, which is similar in size and design, and when competing for my clit’s favor, the Cuddle wins. It’s not a lot stronger than Gigi, but it’s stronger, and I actually enjoy some of its functions, which usually annoy me but in this case do what they’re intended to do—bring me near to an orgasm and then tease me by changing the pattern. I can orgasm with the Cuddle fairly quickly, even though it’s not as strong as some of my other vibes.

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As for g-spotting, the Cuddle provides pleasurable though not very intense stimulation. It’s small, but it’s curved enough to rub my g-spot and hard enough that my g-spot responds, even though there isn’t a ton of pressure from size or pinpoint stimulation. Compared to the Gigi, it’s actually slightly girthier overall and has a longer curve, which works to its advantage. Like the Gigi though, it’s short, which makes it harder to thrust than longer or more curved g-spot toys.

My favorite way to use the Cuddle is clitorally first, and then move on to thrusting it internally, without the vibration. I tried it with the vibration on, but I don’t like it—I have yet to find a toy with vibration that enhances g-spotting rather than just tickling or irritating me.

pennysblog_cuddleheartcontrollerOverall, I like the Cuddle, and it outshines the Lelo Gigi, which is pretty amazing considering it’s $50 less, but it doesn’t wow me. It could be stronger and rumblier (rumbly vibration, people!) I also don’t like that it comes with a USB only charger and that you have to hold the whole control panel for a few seconds to get it off. When I’m done with a toy, I want it OFF ASAP, so I can de-lube and de-come myself and get a snack or do whatever I need to do. The first time I used the Cuddle, I didn’t know how to turn it off, and the heart/face shaped controller that I thought was cute at first seemed to mock me as I fidgeted with it, trying to get the damn thing to turn off.

Lastly, I usually I don’t care much about sex toy packaging, but I can’t not mention the Cuddle’s cutesy, overwhelmingly pink design and box. Though I’m not a big fan of pink toys because the industry is over-saturated with them, I don’t mind the Cuddle’s hot pink design since it goes along with the heart theme, and the box is fun– I’ll definitely re-purpose it for something, since I store my toys in plastic bins.

Overall, the Cuddle is a decent clitoral vibe and petite g-spot toy. If you want a rechargeable clitoral vibe and don’t need a lot of power or a small g-spot toy without a lot of girth or intense stimulation, then you might like the Cuddle. If you’ve been eyeing the Gigi, I’d definitely recommend trying the Cuddle instead, since it’s similar but slightly more powerful and significantly less expensive.

Thanks Good Vibrations for sending me the Cuddle in exchange for my honest review!

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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