Oh, YES: Vibratex Tulip Mini

If you have a clitoris, you need this vibrator.

When I received the Vibratex Tulip Mini (henceforth, the Tulip), I was expecting to enjoy it.  What actually happened?  I was blown away.  I need to include a picture of the Tulip, because otherwise, it’s going to be very hard to explain what’s so special about this little wand-style clitoral vibrator.

The entire toy is only 6″ long, with those petals making up about 1.5″ of overall length.  The petals themselves are made of soft, velvety, flexible silicone, and they surround a bullet coated in pink silicone in the middle of the wand’s head.  The effect is pinpoint stimulation combined with fluttering petals, which in my opinion combines the two best methods of clitoral stim.

Using the Tulip is very easy.  The base (which brilliantly allows the wand to stand up by itself) easily twists off, and you then load 2 AAA batteries into the compartment.  The presence of a dedicated ON/OFF button is welcome – far too few toys have one.  The other button allows you to cycle through 6 functions, but honestly, I only ever had to use the first 2 speeds.

While in use, I actually had to back off my orgasm a few times because I wanted to continue using the toy.  This was on the first vibration mode, which is a low, steady rumble.  This toy is really shockingly powerful and effective.  Every time I used it, I needed about 10 minutes and settings 1-2.  That’s it, and it was guaranteed bliss.

If you’re looking for an amazing clitoral vibe, or if you want to try a new combination of sensations, I highly recommend the Vibratex Tulip Mini.  At $25.99 from SheVibe.com, it’s a steal.  Thanks, SheVibe!

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Lazy Sunday

Hi darlings!

I have to head to work in about 12 minutes, but I wanted to get this post up and off the ground because there’s a chance I’ll be pulling a Ke$ha and leaving for the night (I ain’t comin’ back).

First of all, despite my not having a Facebook page for the blog (good idea? bad idea?), I absolutely love the ideas from Kira’s post  on Her New Leaf about fan-only content.

& Kara of I Just Might Explode and Stuff Kara Made blows my mind.  Check out her shop, her 40 before 20 list (which she completed, because she’s a badass), and her classes, if you want some awesome to brush off on you.

& For some reason, I’m always skeptical of low-priced products touted as “high quality”, but I think I might have to make an exception for Ladygasm’s Cici, which is currently on sale for $25.  Ladygasm makes their own line of silicone toys and I have to say, they’re really unique.  The clitoral stimulator on Cici has little nubbies, which have made me kind of obsessed with it.  (Also, remember my love MiMi?  Obviously I must own Cici.)

& I really can’t take any credit for locating Laura of Wrapped Up In Rainbows, since she followed me on Twitter and I was like, “Oooh, Rainbows you say?”  Just the first few posts on her home page right now include: VW camper vans, ice cream, and a super simple DIY apron tutorial.  If you want anything more than that, I just don’t understand you at all.

& All this week, I’ve spent basically every free second reading Epiphora’s sex toy reviews.  The woman knows what she likes and she is not afraid to be blunt.  Some day, I hope to have amassed the toy knowledge and collection that she has!


My, my, Mimi.

Hi pretties.

If you read any part of my What’s the Buzz? series, you know that I’m a big fan of the toys from Je Joue.  Je Joue is a luxury toy brand and while their toy repertoire is a bit sparse, the quality is amazing.  Each toy is waterproof, rechargeable, and made of seamless or near-seamless silicone.  The silicone is buttery smooth, and has little to no drag.  Mine doesn’t have a problem of attracting hair or other fibers, either, which is kind of a gross-out that I’ve read about with some silicone toys.  No such issues here!

Before I plonked down a decent sum of cash on Mimi (retail cost: $90), I did as much research as possible.  I found several fantastic reviews on Babeland, EdenFantasys, and independent sex toy review blogs.  Mimi is a very popular lady!  And, I discovered, with good reason.

I did read that Mimi’s buttons can be difficult to push.  If you have larger fingers or long fingernails, you might have a problem, but I honestly did not notice an issue at all.  I thought the buttons were easy enough to press, even without moving the toy once it was doing its thing.

Speaking of doing its thing, Mimi has 5 vibration settings and 5 patterns.  Even as a girl not usually impressed with patterns, I found Mimi’s strong enough and varied enough that the patterns actually did seem to add something to the toy, where I usually think they’re just filler.  To turn Mimi on and cycle through the vibrations and patterns, you press the + button; to turn Mimi off, you press and hold the – button.  Very simple and intuitive, in my opinion, and a quick way to turn off a toy is always appreciated in my book.

Mimi’s vibrations are really, impressively strong for a small toy.  I can comfortably hold Mimi in my hand at several different angles, because the toy has a few surfaces from which the vibrations emanate.  The first level of vibration is really more of a tease – I’ve personally found 3-4 to be a “sweet spot.”  Levels 3 and 4 are substantially stronger than bargain bullets, but I personally found level 5 to be a little bit too strong.  Power queens would probably love it, though.  Sometimes, it’s a bit annoying to have to cycle through if I accidentally click past 4, but the patterns are enjoyable enough that it’s not going to kill my mood.

One of my favorite things about Mimi is that I’ll never have to deal with batteries.  Mimi takes a few hours to charge, and I have heard that you ought to charge Mimi after about 3-4 hours of use, but mine has not died yet.  Mimi charges through a charging cable that magnetically connects to the + and – buttons, keeping with the seamlessness of the toy.

Conclusion: Over all, I would give Mimi a 4.5/5.  The only thing I dislike is having to cycle through every option without being able to just go back.  Like I said, it’s not a dealbreaker, but it would certainly make for a better toy if it were an option.  Mimi is an awesome toy for anyone looking for a luxury clitoral vibrator complete with bells & whistles.

What’s the Buzz? Part 2

I hope you had a very sexy week!

Last week, we talked about vibrator material basics.  This week, we’re going to address the most fun part of choosing a new toy: different types of vibrators.  Who’s excited?  This girl is!

Because there’s so much to say about each kind of vibrator, I’m going to break up this topic into a few separate posts.  

Today, we’re going to look at clitoral vibrators.  The clitoris can have up to 8,000 nerve endings, and exists for only one purpose: pleasure.  It’s there, with a ton of nerve endings, for fun.  Show it some love – that’s what it’s there for!

Clitoral vibrators are in most cases made to be used externally.  These toys vary so greatly that there’s sure to be something for everyone, from beginner to toy expert.  When looking for a clitoral vibrator, think about a couple of things:

1) Ease of cleaning (go go gadget silicone!)

2) Do you want a small bullet-style vibrator, a larger egg, or something totally different?

If you know what kind of vibration strength you like, you can usually browse a toy site by strength of vibration.  If you’ve only ever had inexpensive vibrators from Spencer’s or another novelty shop, those were probably not very strong, rumbly vibrations.  (In toyspeak, we call vibrations either “rumbly” which means they’re strong and deep or “buzzy” which means they’re weak.  If buzzy gets you off, rock on!  But a lot of ladies need the rumbles to get goin’.)

Above, I linked an example of each category within the “family” of clitoral vibrators.  All of the toys I linked above after from Babeland, an online retailer that does not sell any toys with phthalates in them – you know you’re safe shopping with them!  There’s the PicoBong Honi, which is a classic bullet-style vibrator.  It’s waterproof up to three feet, so it’s perfect for a little bathtime relaxation.  Second, there’s the Je Jouie Mimi, my newest favorite vibe.  It’s a bit larger than a bullet, waterproof, and just like you’re phone or iPod, it has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery so it’s easy on the earth, too.  In my experience, you can’t beat Mimi’s vibrations, either!  If you’re looking for something with a lot of power, the famous Hitatchi Magic Wand is “the Cadillac of vibrators,” though it’s not the smallest or most discreet of toys.  I’m also intrigued by the PicoBong Kiki and since it’s made by Lelo, a very well-respected toy company, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, either!

Do any of my readers have a clitoral vibe they love and swear by?  Are you excited for the next installment where we’ll look at G-Spot vibes?

Safe & sexy,