It’s no secret that I love colorful toys. And when they’re orange, blue, or teal — my favorite colors — that’s even better. Amazingly there were four teal toys in my review queue so I figured, why not show them off in a single review sampler? Besides, it gave me a good reason to make a rad custom nail polish.
I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the squeezable Minna Limon vibrator, gyrating Rotating Rabbit vibrator from The Rabbit Company, textured Pleasure Works Mini Rippler vibrating dildo, and flexible MysteryVibe Crescendo vibrator.
The Minna Limon is a lemon-sized external vibrator that functions similarly to the Minna Ola: the vibration strength is dependent on how hard you squeeze it, and you can create custom patterns that repeat.
My preference is for strong, steady vibration when it comes to clitoral stimulation, and that’s not exactly the Limon’s specialty. But, I liked the Ola so much that I was excited try the Limon. Admittedly it took a while for this toy to grow on me, but once I figured out what worked well for me I got excited about it all over again. It’s still not one of my go-to clit vibes but there are certain situations in which I think it’s a perfect choice.
The first thing I tried was setting it to a steady vibration at max strength. That can be done by simply squeezing as hard as you can and setting it to “lock” mode. This mode will repeat a pattern you made until you unlock it. The vibration is strong and rumbly, but I’m not especially impressed when I use it that way. There are stronger vibes out there for less money. But again, steady vibration isn’t really the point of the Limon.
So I’ve tried playing around with patterns and enjoy making some interesting pulsating ones in the “loop” mode. This mode records patterns as you squeeze it and will replay until you squeeze again. I have fun with that but only for a short time to tease myself a bit, switching between pulsation and steady vibration as I please.
After months of owning it, I finally discovered my ideal way to use the Limon. I realized that using the “freeplay” mode is perfect for when I want to draw things out for a bit. This mode responds immediately to your squeezes and only vibrates as long as you’re squeezing it; it doesn’t record and repeat. In “freeplay” I can quickly go from a strong vibration to a lower intensity temporarily, when I feel like I’m getting close to orgasm, and then back to a steady strong vibration when I’m ready to orgasm.
Ideally the Minna Limon would be even stronger, but it’s certainly strong enough to get me off. Plus it’s cute, colorful, has a unique shape that offers both pinpoint and broad stimulation simultaneously, and provides a way for me to play that other toys don’t, so I absolutely recommend it.
THANK YOU Minna for sending me this toy in exchange for my honest review!
Pleasure Works Rippler Mini Vibrating Dildo
Before trying the Pleasure Works Rippler Mini Vibrating Dildo, the only toy I’d used that had a similar texture was the Tantus Echo. I found the Echo to be interesting but too intense. The subtler design of the Rippler Mini looked more appealing and I suspected it would give me what I had wanted from the Echo.
My assumption was correct; the Rippler Mini’s texture is very stimulating without being overwhelming. I don’t usually like thrusting a lot but the Rippler Mini is an exception. The ridges feel amazing as each one slides in and out, like an internal massage. It does require a lot of lube for the thrusting to be comfortable though, since it’s made from a draggy kind of silicone.
The Rippler Mini is a pretty firm dildo. Usually I prefer squishier silicone but I feel like if it were softer it would dampen the feeling of the ridges too much.
There’s also the option of inserting a bullet vibrator into the base. This is a nice addition and I like the way the vibration enhances the sensation of the ridges. The vibration carries pretty well through the silicone, especially considering that I used a Tango. As usual, I wasn’t a fan of the watch-battery bullet that it came with.
This one is “mini”; 6.5″ long, 1.5″ in diameter. But there is a slightly larger Rippler as well, which is 7.25″ long and 1.6″ in diameter. However, the larger Rippler is not a vibrating dildo.
My only complaint is that it picks up so much lint and hair. With as many animals as I live with, that’s really an inconvenience. But the Rippler Mini’s shape, texture, and ability to vibrate are so awesome that I suppose I can deal with that.
You can find the Pleasure Works Rippler Mini Vibrating Dildo at Good Vibrations.
THANK YOU Good Vibrations for sending me this toy in exchange for my honest review!
Rabbit Company Rotating Rabbit
I’m generally not a huge fan of dual stimulation, or “rabbit,” vibrators because it’s really hit-or-miss (literally) if they align with your anatomy. But I got lucky with the Fun Factory Miss Bi and I’m fond of the We-Vibe Nova, so I decided to try the Rabbit Company Rotating Rabbit.
The main feature of the Rotating Rabbit is, as you might have guessed, the rotating motion the shaft makes. It’s kind of like Lelo’s “Wave” toys, except the shafts on those move in an up-and-down motion whereas the Rotating Rabbit moves circularly.
But unfortunately I’ve noticed another similarity between this toy and those Lelo toys: rather than the shaft moving internally and rubbing against my g-spot like I expect it to, my vaginal muscles end up holding the shaft in place and the handle moves instead. Not everyone experienced that problem with the Lelo toys, but the majority of reviews I read of them mentioned that issue. So, I assume I’m not the only one to experience this with the Rotating Rabbit.
My final complaint about the rotation is that it makes a grinding mechanical sound which I find very noisy and distracting.
Okay, so clearly I don’t like the rotating feature. But aside from that, I actually think it’s an excellent toy.
I mentioned above that many dual stim toys don’t work for folx because they don’t align their anatomy, but the Rotating Rabbit is one that does in fact align with mine. So again, this is going to vary from person to person, but personally it was a success for me.
As for the clitoral stimulation part, which is a little rabbit with long separated ears and tiny nubs on its nose, I was pleasantly surprised by it. The nubs don’t do anything for me but the ears provide decently strong vibration.
Overall I enjoy using this toy, but I would suggest the regular, non-rotating Classic Rabbit instead.
THANK YOU SheVibe for sending me this toy in exchange for my honest review!
As a concept, the MysteryVibe Crescendo sounds spectacular. It’s a bendable vibrator with six independently controlled motors and the ability to create custom patterns via an app.
But the reality is that I have very mixed feelings about the MysteryVibe Crescendo.
Let’s get the cons out of the way. The vibrations are too buzzy, a lot of the shapes it can be bent into aren’t particularly enjoyable for me, the fins on the wide end are confusing, and it does that weird thing that happens when there’s more than one motor where they get out of sync from each other.
But… sometimes I like it? It doesn’t reliably get me off but occasionally my body can put up with the buzzy vibes and it’s surprisingly pleasurable. This is only the case when I’m using it for internal stimulation; it does nothing for my clit.
The pre-set patterns are kind of weird, yet some of them inexplicably feel good. There’s also the option to make custom patterns in the app, and to add different pre-made patterns to the Crescendo. The app isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty easy to use and I appreciate the amount of customization available (you can even add tags to patterns).
I wasn’t sure how I felt about the odd oblong shape initially, but it’s roughly the size of two fingers (just, you know, a lot longer) so it’s not dissimilar to being fingered. I think that it’s this shape, paired with interesting vibration patterns, that make it work for me every once in a while.
Enjoying it only sometimes definitely isn’t enough for me to recommend it though, especially since it costs over $150. But from what I’ve heard, it sounds like MysteryVibe is receptive to customer and reviewer feedback. Hopefully they will continue to make improvements, especially regarding power. I see a lot of potential in the Crescendo.
You can find the MysteryVibe Crescendo at Luvoqa.
THANK YOU Luvoqa for sending me this toy in exchange for my honest review!