Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sex Toy Review: Bubblies the Pop

It's Valentine's Day! So, naturally, I'm reviewing a sex toy. What else would I want to do today? 

I'm actually not a huge fan of Valentine's -- It's a bit overplayed for me, and I believe love should be given and shared every day of the year. How radical, hm? But I won't lie -- I'll take an excuse to get dressed up and party for any holiday. I'm heading out to a V-day themed drag show in a few hours with many of my friends, and I'm sure we'll be tearing up the dance floor. Whether you're spending today with family and friends, with a lover, or by yourself, I hope you have a wonderful day. I'm sending you all my love. 

If you're home alone, then get online a check out some vibrators.... because self-love is fantastic. :) Give yourself the gift of love for Valentine's Day! 

This month I'm reviewing a very unique little vibrator from EdenFantasys sex toysBubblies the Pop. I received this toy for free in exchange for an honest, independent review of the product. Bubblies fits in the palm of my hand; it's a great travel vibrator because it's small and easily disguised. The picture below is almost the size of the actual vibrator. I held it up to the screen, and it's only about a half inch taller and a bit wider than the one in the photo.

Bubblies is extremely low maintenance; you can hide it anywhere and even take it in the shower. If you live in cramped quarters with someone, this would might be a fun option. It is pretty quiet, and it requires only one AAA battery. Like most (all?) of the toys I've chosen to review, it's phthalate-free and rates pretty highly on the safety scale. Please wash all toys after use, and don't share a toy with a partner without putting a glove or condom over it. I realize this is a bit small to comfortably stick a condom on, but safety is always smart. 

The trade-off for such a small, discrete toy is that it doesn't have the power of something larger. I didn't expect one AAA battery to wow me, and it didn't. Bubblies did get me off, but it took a lot more work than I'm used to. I know, I know, I'm spoiled. Rotten. I wouldn't recommend Bubblies for an everyday vibrator, or even for someone starting out. Personally, I think a first vibrator should offer a range of power, so you can figure out if you need something stronger or softer. But if you need something to travel with, whether to pack in an overnight bag for a lover's house or for a trip across the country, this is a great option. (Do take the battery out first, so it doesn't accidentally turn on and send a TSA agent through the roof.) 

Bubblies is designed as a clitoral vibrator. The round end is a turn-dial, and the longer end has the actual vibrator inside. It might work for some gentle anal stimulation, nipple stimulation, or for rubbing against the head of the penis. It's not really good for insertion, unless you want to slide it in for really shallow anal sex. The bubble at the end should stop the toy from going all the way in, which is ideal for anal sex. (Please, please, please don't stick it all the way in. You'll be on the way to make friends with the ER staff at your local hospital.)

Happy Valentines' Day!