Discreet, Purse Sized Mini Vibrator
I wanted to start the New Year with a bit of a bang and what better way to do that than by writing my first official review for an Australian Sex Toy retailer. And not just any old Aussie sex toy store, it’s for Femplay.com.au – possibly my favourite Aussie sex toy site!
The first item they have sent to me for review is the ‘Luv Touch Lipstick Vibe’ created by Pipedream Products. It is a small mini vibe that is discreet in both it’s size and design, cleverly disguised as a tube of lipstick this vibrator is easy to take with you anywhere you go and it is specially camouflaged to go un-noticed within one’s handbag. Its main use is as a clitoral vibrator, but through some experimentation I have found it to be useful in quite a few other ways as well.
Use: Best used for direct clitoral stimulation, but it’s also nice on the nipples as well as other external erogenous zones. NOT SAFE FOR ANAL USE!
Size: Its overall length is 8.5cm (3.5″) and 1.5cm wide with a circumference of just over 6cm (2.5″) around the outer case & 4cm (1.5″) around the actual ‘lipstick’ tip.
Color: Matte black casing with a bright red tip that imitates a regular stick of lipstick.
Controls: A simple twist cap on the base of the toy switches it on and ramps up the vibration speed, turned anti- clockwise it reduces the intensity of the vibrations, lowering them right down before switching the toy off.
Material: ABS Plastic, 100% Body Safe and Phthalate Free.
Lube Compatibility: Silicone, Water and Oil based lubes are safe with this toy.
Power: 3 LR44 watch batteries (included)
Vibration Levels/Patterns: 1 steady pattern of vibrations that rise steadily from barely there to a super buzzy medium high. Levels aren’t discernible due to dial style control
Other: Completely Waterproof, Very Durable.
For one reason or another ABS plastic is one of my favourite materials when it comes to sex toys. It comes in a varied array of textures and finishes, but the matte finish of the Luv Touch Lipstick Vibe truly is my favourite. It feels a little like micro-fibre fabric as I rub it against my skin. I’ll even confess a secret to you – I love matte finished ABS Plastic far, far more than silicone. I feel like I’m breaking some kind of sex toy reviewers creed by not bowing down and worshipping Silicone, but the truth is I don’t like it, it is too squishy and sticky, it requires far too much lube, gets coated in dog hair and dust…I just don’t like it. Any how I digress – back to the review.
The number one feature of this mini vibe is its tiny size and clever disguise. It is the style of toy that if your kids, or parents happened to spot the the last thing they would assume that it is is a sex toy. Upon close inspection – yes it does look like fake lipstick, but if it is spotted when someone catches a glimpse inside your purse, or you happen to leave it on the bed side table no alarm bells will start ringing.
I’ve just been keeping mine in my handbag ever since I got it, just in case the urge struck me at some strange point whilst I’m out and about. It may seem odd to have a vibrator in your handbag “just in case”, but trust me when that urge hits you you’ll be glad you have it. But if the idea of having an orgasm at some random point in an average day doesn’t appeal to you it is also great as a bullet and its vibrations tend to travel quite well through other non vibrating toys such as silicone dildos and glass wands.
The Vibrations are pin pointed and easy to focus on a small area, however they are quite high pitched and buzzy. The style of vibrations that start to turn your fingers and other bits numb after a few minutes of direct contact. It only has the one pattern of continuous vibration, but they can be easily changed to a higher or lower intensity using the dial style control on the base of the toy.
I’m not a huge fan of these style of high pitched vibrations as they don’t seem to have enough oomph to coax out an orgasm, however I really enjoy them on other areas such as my nipples, or on my back. I really enjoy when my partner uses it as though it is a pen to write on my skin. I’ve also discovered he quite enjoys the buzzy vibrations against his perineum whilst I’m giving him a blow job. Just remember that this is not a toy for anal penetration. It doesn’t have a flared base and could easily go further than you wish… and we know how those stories turn out!!
Sound wise it is also quite high pitched, like high frequency white noise. It could possibly be heard by someone outside of the room whilst it is on maximum power. In comparing its noise level to the LELO Mia their noise levels are almost identical.
When it comes to toys powered by watch batteries I’ve become quite sceptical, all too often they don’t give the toy all that much power and are a complete pain in the behind to buy. I’m actually pleasantly surprised by the power the Luv Touch Lipstick Vibe puts out off of just 3 of them. In the 2-3 weeks I’ve been playing with it I am yet to notice a decline in the toys power. And that’s not all, it actually arrives with its 3 watch batteries inserted, all you have to do is remove a small paper tab from between the end cap and the batteries when your toy arrives and you are ready to go. Also Femplay Australia also stock 12 packs of these LR44 watch batteries available on sale for only $13.95((This price is correct on the day this review is published but is subject to change))
As it is the style of vibrator for the woman on the go a ‘travel lock’ function would be great, but such a feature would push the price up quite a bit. If you are worried about it accidentally switching on you can simply remove the batteries. I can however tell you that I’m not at all concerned about this happening as no matter how rough I am with my handbag the dial base has enough resistance that it is a pretty hard to have it switch on accidentally all by itself.
In keeping it in my handbag – which I toss about and chuck all over the place without much regard for its contents I have found that it is really, and I mean really hard, or even impossible to for it to turn on whilst being beaten about. It has also pointed out just how durable this toy is. It doesn’t have a single mark or scratch on it from any of the other junk in my bag that has been knocking into it. I’m incredibly impressed by this, as well as the fact that the lid hasn’t come off once during such trials either!
When it comes to care and maintenance it can be easily cleaned with warm water and a dis-infecting soap. As it is fully waterproof you can submerge it without having to worry about damaging it. Also its Plastic structure is non-porous so if you do wish to share with a partner you can use a diluted solution of bleach to sterilise this toy.
When it comes to storage you can stow this little baby wherever you like. The clear plastic casing that the toy arrives in isn’t really suitable for storage, however its discreet design makes it easy to keep it hidden in plain sight!
I’m not a big fan of watch battery vibrators, but this little lipstick vibe has made me realise maybe I shouldn’t write all such vibrators off immediately. The durability and strength of this vibe combined with its discreet design are the true stand out points for this mini vibe. Whilst it is a little high pitched and buzzy vibration wise I really love it for foreplay, as well as for stimulating other areas of the body. Every woman should have a mini vibe in their toy collection in my opinion and with keeping this toys very low price of $17.95AU1 I can’t help but give the Luv Touch Lipstick Vibe 3 and a half stars out of 5.
As I mentioned earlier this is my first review for Femplay.com.au and I just wanted to share a little bit of a mini review of them and their service so that you, my wonderful readers can now what to expect when making a purchase from them.
My Package arrived on my doorstep in rural NSW within 48hrs of it being sent out by Femplay. If you live in any of the main metropolitan areas of Australia you can expect to receive your new toys even sooner2.In fact if you order before 3pm they ensure next day delivery.
They are sent out in the standard Australia Post – Express Post satchels and are so normal in their appearance that no one would ever guess in a million years that there were Sex Toys enclosed in the package. The only information on the outside of the satchel is that the package was sent by “BBH Corp Pty Ltd” – Pretty innocuous really
Within the satchel my toys were wrapped and protected by a thick cardboard sleeve which was also enclosed within a sturdy layer of bubble wrap. There was no way any of the items were going to get damaged in transit.
Plus they ALWAYS INCLUDE THE BATTERIES. No more running around to try and find the right batteries to try out your new toy.This SERIOUSLY impresses me and shows me that Femplay are dedicated to taking really great care of their customers.
As for the website I have never had a problem with their website at www.Femplay.com.au, I have always been able to find the products and information I have been looking for. Their site layout and menus are very intuitive and their search facility is truly superb. They stock a wide range of products for a vast range of uses. A range that includes something for every budget. I’m extra impressed with the extras they stock such as the watch batteries needed for the Luv Touch Lipstick vibe.
Also on each and every product page their are visual images that quickly tell you whether or not a toy is Phthalate free and body friendly, as well as the manufacturer’s logo and whether or not the item is waterproof. It is a small touch, but it has a great positive affect on the shopping experience.
Keeping all of this in mind, along with their heavily discounted prices I have no choice but to give Femplay Australia a complete 5 out of 5 stars.
For once I get to apologise to my US readers as Femplay don’t ship outside of Australia, but good news for my Kiwi friends as Femplay Australia have a sister store that can be found at Femplay.co.nz.
For those in the US looking for the Luv Touch lipstick vibe it can be found at a heavily discounted price from AdultSexToys.com
Once again a Huge thanks to Femplay Australia for sending me this product to review.