- Splash proof
- 1-button pleasure control
- Eco-friendly1 and body-safe2
- Powerful, quiet vibrations
- Soft, flexible and comfortable
- Up to 2 hours of play on a single charge
- 1-year warranty
- Easy soap-and-water clean-up
- Use only with water-based lubricants
1. Carbon-neutral manufacturing, a rechargeable battery and recyclable packaging and materials make We-Vibe II an eco-friendly choice.
2. Made with medical-grade silicone.
What it is
The We-Vibe is a rechargeable couple’s vibrator brought to us by the Canadians at Standard Innovation Corporation. Hardly sexy-sounding, but that hasn’t stopped this dynamite product making record sales globally. The silicone-encased, C-shaped We-Vibe is worn while making the happy.
How it works
The one ‘arm’ nestles in between your labia, stimulating your clitoris, while the other ‘arm’ slides into your vagina and is pressed against your g-spot by your partner’s penis which he slides in underneath it.
The arms flex back quite wide, accommodating any shape and allowing the pads to rest snugly over contours. Saying this, I had to push the inner arm quite high, way over my g-spot before the outside pad rested very neatly between my labia. The surfaces are ridged for extra pleasure on your g-spot, but I suspect this might also have something to do with grip.
Despite its diminutive size, the force is strong with this one. The vibe carries well throughout the toy and its ooo and giggle factor is high for both parties. It’s ok for solo use also – especially as a dual penetration toy if you pop the narrower end up your bottom. But this wouldn’t be my toy of choice for that, the flexible bits become too flexible without the help of a cock to position it firmly.
Speaking of, missionary position was pretty cool and I got off quite easily here. It was pretty spectacular for me on top as well, but the problem with this is blood flow to the penis at funny angles. Try spooning – that way, you have a lot of control over manipulating the clitoral pad – which you’ll need when it comes to adjusting the speeds.
What it does
The We-Vibe has quite a range of modes – including low speed, high speed, throb, wave, pulse, ramp, tease, ascending and cha-cha. The latter is literally a beat to the cha-cha. We loved the pulse, ramp and throb settings. The cha-cha? Not so much.
What I thought of it
Well, the We-Vibe is fun, I’ll give it that. The strength of this toy lies in the intimacy of giggles and wiggling and talking about what feels good with your partner. Like all new gadgets and gizmos and weird-ass sex positions we try with our lovers, I think the We-Vibe should be taken with a lot of fun and laughter. I really don’t think it should be taken too seriously.
I was concerned about displacement during a whole lot of thrusting, but the vibe keeps its place pretty well. Also, I like the little purple pouch you get with it. And it’s very easy to take around with you. Mr Hardman quite liked the buzz, but felt that it interfered with the whole feel of pussy. Also, it’d be very handy if your man is on the smaller side, cos it’ll add some pressure in places small peens can’t get to.
The not happy
So this is pretty much where I disagree with the rest of the whole wide world. I just wasn’t that impressed. If it was a R600 toy, I’d be impressed. For a toy that’s over a grand (about R1 400) I expect something better than what ultimately feels like little more than a novelty toy. I mean where do I start...
First off, I don’t like the feel of it. It might be medical grade silicone, but it’s the one that feels like rubber and I’m not such a fan of that. It feels cheap and picks up fluff easily.
Second, the settings do not work great if you’re using lube (and you have to use lube). Why they didn’t think of making this remote controlled is beyond me. The eensy little button is difficult enough to use when it’s out of you and dry, let alone when it’s squished between gyrating bodies and slippery from wet. You have to make a significant and unsexy stop in the middle of a session if you want to change settings – which is all weirdly counter-intuitive and out of the flow.
Third, put your music on cos the buzz is quite distracting. At least for us it was. A lot of people don’t have a problem with it, but if there’s no, um, background noise, it can get particular. Especially when it’s on cha-cha. You kinda want to start humming along.
Fourth, the charger is dumb. If the toy runs out of charge it stops working altogether and you might as well throw it away. As for the charger, although I enjoy how neatly the connection point is hidden, I find it difficult to judge whether the vibe is fully loaded – there’s no light, no indicator, no nothing. For such a high-profile and pricey product I expect more than a R5 Crazy Store power point.
I think this toy is a Very Good Idea. But I’m not sure this is something I’d bring to the bedroom on a regular basis. Or at least regular enough to justify the expense. You know, if expensive-per-use is an issue, and you only use it once or twice, that’s going to be a very expensive shag. One has to be very militant with the exploratory fun.
I guess what I’m saying is, if you really need something to bring some fun and laughing into the sack, you can’t get better than the We-Vibe. If your man definitely needs some help in the package department, a We-Vibe is the way to go. And if you have a couple of hundred to spare for a novelty toy for you and your partner then the We-Vibe should be on the top of your list.
Just don’t go on credit for it. You know. I’m not gushing, is all I’m saying. However. This is just my opine and global sales figures would disagree with me. I have a sneaky suspicion, though, that the next We-Vibe is going to be a kick-ass product.
1. Medical grade silicone
2. Soft, flexible
4. Dual action
5. Two motors, two hours
6. About R1 300 to R1 600 depending on where you buy