Review: Fun Factory Gigolo G2

The video review of the Fun Factory Gigolo G2 is a little rushed because my sister was in the room when I was recording it and I felt self-conscious :/ I didn’t even talk about what it felt like! To be honest, I don’t have much to say about that besides: the vibrations felt good, they were strong enough to get me off, and they were quiet. Not whisper-quiet, but but not terribly attention-seeking, either. I like how it sounds more like the thrum of a cell phone ring, and not… buzzy and drill-like, like some vibes are. Definitely satisfied with the vibrations. Gripping the base of the toy in order to thrust with it was a little awkward, though, since the base is also where the control dial is located.

The Gigolo comes in Fun Factory’s signature red and tan packaging with a clear, plastic side that displays the toy, and magnetic snaps that keep the box closed. It comes with a brief manual, mini catalogue, and Toyfluid (water-based lube) sample. The manual that comes with this toy doesn’t indicate whether or not it’s waterproof, but I would guess that it isn’t. The battery compartment isn’t airtight and there’s an obvious seam all around it. The specs at Vibrator.com indicate that the toy is “splashproof” but I’d probably still be hesitant to use this around water.

Though it could use some improvements, I really do like this vibe.

Review: Lelo Mia

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you would have read that I recently answered a sex toy reviewer ad at Vibrator.com. I was accepted, and they sent me the LELO Mia to review, from their discreet sex toys line =)

First, let me get a couple of things straight – I don’t normally use sex toys. I’ve never even used a vibrator before (I’m not counting the vibrator-component of an unopened Trojan vibrating cock ring that me and the Actor stole from the college newspaper office… and no, I don’t know what it was doing there). That said, I’ve also been aware of LELO for quite a while, and I love them. Their products are sleek, simple and beautiful, and the Mia is no different. No tacky semi-see-through plastic, no garish pictures of half-naked babes on the packaging. LELO nicely presents their products in pretty gift boxes, complete with storage bag and 1 year warranty (!). LELO is pretty much the “Apple of sex toys” (well, one of the Apples of sex toys, at least).

I happily took Mia to bed with me every night the first few nights after I received her in the mail. Mia is a “lipstick vibe” that comes in pastel pink and dark rose. Definitely discreet – it basically looks like a tube of lipstick or a highlighter or a large USB stick, and I’ve frequently left it lying around on my desk without any of my friends commenting on it.

Concerning the vibrating itself, Mia has ~ 10 intensity settings and three different “pulsation” settings (long pulses -> short pulses). LELO’s website points out Mia as a good beginner vibe. I don’t exactly have anything to compare it with, but I hadn’t expected to be able to take the higher intensity settings, but turns out that I was able to after all =) Mia takes 2 hours to charge and provides up to four hours (!) of pleasure.

The cleverest thing about the Mia? To charge it, you plug it into your computer’s USB port.

F found it a little annoying that you don’t have the option of charging it at an outlet, but for college students like me =) or busy working women, it seems perfect since we’re on computers all the time anyway.

Oh, and the Rationalist was using my computer while I was charging it for the first time, and he typed away for about half an hour before being all “This isn’t a USB drive, is it?”, took it out of the USB port, and turned it on, which… um… sort of gave the game away. Granted, the + – buttons make it obvious what the Mia is, but not if you don’t look too closely =)

Yay Mia! 4/5 Stars.