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I was chosen by Swan to try their recent line of sex toys called “Leaf”. I wasn’t able to receive my top choice but in a way, I am glad that I didn’t. I’m extremely thrilled with the product that I did receive. The name of the model I received is titled “Touch”. The “Touch” is made up of a velvety feeling silicone. The silicone is said to be completely “seamless”, but I feel that a seam is visible upon inspection. Even though the seam can be seen, it can not be felt – so don’t worry about it changing the feel up or anything. The shape of the “Touch” reminds me a bit of a long pointed fruit wedge. “Touch” is waterproof, I tested out the waterproof capabilities by taking the vibrator in the shower with me. The vibrator worked well in the shower and continued to function well afterwards. The “Touch” is rechargeable, making it a nice, fun, and eco-friendly toy because you are not having to throw out tons of batteries if you use it a lot. The place that you plug the charger into is on the flat side of the toy. The hole is visible, so you may want to be careful when it comes to submerging the toy underwater so that you don’t mess up the charging port. I have read other reviews though, and they stated that they had no problem when it came to submerging the toy. I myself, would rather be safe than sorry so I am not planning on submerging mine.
The touch is about 5 inches long, at the widest point, it is about 1 inch wide. The smallest point at the end of the wedge is about a quarter of an inch. The smallest point allows for great pinpoint stimulation. The “Touch” is turned on by a simple raised button on one side of the toy, you push it once for to turn it on and twice to shut it off. If you want to raise the strength of the vibrations you continue to hold the button until you get it to the strength you want. For me, I felt like I was revving up a motorcycle while I raised the strength. It started off as a slow steady rumble and then took off as I raised the strength. If you are planning to travel with the toy, you can lock it by pushing the button three times, and to unlock it you will do the same.
The “Touch” is made for external stimulation only, so you do not want to insert it into any part of your body. Though it can be used to stimulate your breasts, vulva, and around the anal region. I used mine mostly on my breasts, the smallest point feels great around and on the nipples. I also used it on and around my vulva, the pinpoint is great for focusing on the clitoris. You can also gently move it up and down to simulate oral sex. It also feels great to use the triangular side of the wedge to stimulate the vulva. I also used it to stimulate my partner by running the tip around his testicles. He seemed to love it when I stuck it down his underwear and wedged i next to his penis. He was interested in using the vibrator himself because he enjoyed how great it felt. It can be used during sex, I have used it to help stimulate myself depending on what position my partner and I are in.
The vibrations are a bit buzzy, similar to those of a cellular phone. On the highest setting, I feel like it tickles my hands and kind of numbs them. The vibrations seem to begin on the wider end of the touch and travel down to the smaller pinpoint tip. Due to this, the vibrations in the pinpoint tip may feel a bit weaker, though for me it is not weak enough to notice a huge difference. The vibrations aren’t loud, but I feel that they can be heard through sheets on the highest setting. It is not loud enough to be heard through walls or closed doors. So no worries about your family or room mates hearing.
The touch does seem to weaken a bit when the battery is running out of charge, but to charge it didn’t seem to take a long time. I had mine on the charger for an hour and it still was up to maximum strength. One thing I like a lot about the “Touch” is that if you don’t use it for a week there still seems to be a lot of charge left in the battery. It drives me crazy that with certain toys, if they aren’t used often the charge is drained and I will have to charge it before I can use it.
I clean my “Touch” with mild soap and warm water, the silicone material is non-porous so you will not have to worry about it soaking up bacteria. As far as lubes go, stay away from silicone based lubricants or else you could completely ruin the vibrator. One issue I have with silicone toys is that they tend to collect lint or pet hair. So you may want to rinse it off before use. The “Touch” does come with it’s own storage pouch, so that seems to help keep all of the lint and hair off of it for me.
All in all, I am thrilled with the “Touch” – it is definitely one of my go to vibrators. I keep it in my small toy box under my bed so it is there when I need a quick solo play or if my partner and I are in the mood to incorporate toys into our play. I haven’t had any issues with it, it’s easy to use and gives me the stimulation I need.
If you would like to learn more about the Leaf vibrators or purchase one of your own, here is the manufacturer’s webpage: Leaf by Swan
I’ll start off by saying that I love couples toys because I love having a toy that both my partner and I can enjoy together. So I was thrilled when I was able to receive a We-Vibe II from the great female friendly website, Good Vibrations. What’s the We-Vibe II, you ask? The We-Vibe II is a vibrator designed to be worn during intercourse. It is shaped like a “U” and one side is inserted inside the vagina while the other side sits outside onto your body and stimulates the clitoris. There are two motors on each side of the “U”, that create the vibrations. So both you and your partner should be able to feel them inside and out. This trait is what drew me to the We-Vibe II in the first place. I loved the idea that is was something that my partner and I could both enjoy.
The We-Vibe is about 3 and 1/4 inches long and is made of flexible purple silicone. It comes equipped with 9 different settings. My favorite being the “Cha Cha Cha” setting where the vibrations follow the “One, Two, Cha Cha Cha” beat. The vibrations are not buzzy at all, they are fairly moderate – not too light and not too strong. I definitely feel that there should be a perfect setting for everyone. I think that the vibrations feel great, my only issue with them is that I could barely feel them when my partner was thrusting fast. At least not at all on the inside, I could not feel anything on the “G-spot” side of the vibrator. I have read complaints about that in other reviews, that the vibrations are just too weak to be felt. I can see how that would be a complaint because the vibrations are a moderate strength and may not be strong enough for those who need nice strong vibrations. The strength of the vibrations were decent enough for my clit which is more sensitive but not strong enough to make a huge impact on my g-spot which is not so sensitive until I am really revved up. The We-Vibe II would not be enough to get me off on it’s own, I would definitely need the extra stimulation from my partner to get the full effect. My partner on the other hand, could feel the vibrations fine and really seemed to enjoy the added stimulation during intercourse. I enjoyed seeing the reaction it got from him during sex.
The We-Vibe II is controlled by a single push button which is small and a little hard to see at first because it looks as if it’s just a little nub on the toy. It’s easy to use but my complaint about it is that it can be a little hard to use if you have lubed up hands. The control button is on one side of the “U” and the spot to connect the charger is on the other side of the “U”. The hole for the charger is pretty neat because it’s very small and it’s covered pretty well to keep any moisture from getting inside it. The We Vibe II does stay in place very well during intercourse, I was a bit worried at first that it would not because I am a petite woman. I did not feel it budge one bit when I was penetrated by a toy or my partner.
The We-Vibe II is made of silicone which means that it can be cleaned various ways, I usually clean my silicone toys using hot water and mild soap. You can also clean the toy by sticking it in the top rack of your dishwasher or boiling it in water for 5 minutes. I normally just clean with hot water and mild soap after use and then every other month I will stick a few of the toys in the dishwasher to get a more thorough cleaning. The We-Vibe comes with easy to understand instructions with a diagram showing how to properly use the toy and a list of the settings. When it comes to storage, the toy comes with it’s own satin storage bag. I keep mine in the bag and inside a lockable storage case.
All in all, I really enjoy my We-Vibe II and I see myself and my partner using it more in the future. If you would like further instructions on working the We-Vibe, you can find a video here: link.
Wondering where to get your very own We-Vibe? I got mine from the great sex toy website: Good Vibrations. It’s a favorite of mine, they are very female friendly and have a great selection of sex toys and female friendly videos. Go get your We-Vibe now!
Just in time for Earth Day (April 22nd) this month! Babeland is working together with Grist.org – an ecofundraiser. If you buy any of Babeland’s eco-sex toys this month, they will donate 20% to Grist. What a way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!
Babeland has some great Eco-friendly toys to choose from, that are made from materials such as silicone, glass, wood, steel, non-phthalate plastics. They even have organic body products in stock that will appeal to those who follow the vegan lifestyle. A good way to go is to check out their rechargeable vibrators. I have the Lelo Gigi and I love her.
So, what are you waiting for, celebrate Earth Day by giving back to the earth while spoiling yourself as well!