I was contacted by Bondagebunnies.co.uk and asked if I would be willing to review a g-spot vibrator from their site. I of course agreed and it arrived very quickly discretely packaged and with batteries included.
Excellent service, can’t possibly argue with that.
So inside the boring brown box was the California Exotic 10 function Risque Tulip Vibrator a small but perfectly formed g-spot vibrator, in a clear box allowing you to see what you are getting before you buy.
On the box you can see that this is a G-spot vibrator and that it is battery operated, it clearly shows you that it is waterproof and it claims that it has intense vibrations.
How Does the Tulip work?
This is a pretty basic vibrator in the terms of how it works. It has a single button operation pressing the button once with turn it on, keep pressing it to cycle through the settings and hold it down for it to turn off.
Unlike the vast majority of vibrators, including some of the more expensive ones this little g-spot toy remembers its last setting, so once you have found your favourite one you can turn it off safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to go through all of the settings again next time to find the one that you like.
The Tulip does have a large amount of settings, again more than some of the more expensive toys that you can buy at 10! Starting with the standard low/med/high and then going on to various patterns of escalation and chachachas clearly they are trying to make sure that there is something for everyone.
As usual I preferred the constant vibration over the patterns, I personally didn’t find this to be a really powerful toy when on the lower settings, so I needed to have it on high to get the real feel of it.
The noise that the Tulip makes is about what I was expecting from a small battery operated vibrator, not to loud but not silent either. I would probably feel quite happy using it in a shared house as I don’t think that it is loud enough for the sound to carry to far or be heard through walls.
Is Battery Powered a problem?
Battery powered is not always a bad thing, there are times when you go to get the rechargeable vibrator out of the drawer to find that it is flat and that it is going to take a couple of hours to charge, kills those impulsive moments a little, with a battery toy so long as you have spares in the house you have no problems with that. Just remember to be kind to the environment and recycle them when they are done with.
This vibe takes 2 AAA batteries which fit very snugly into the body of the vibrator, so snugly that I do worry that they won’t ever come out again, well not without a hard shake anyway.
How it looks?
The Tulip is a G-spot vibrator and much like the majority of g-spot toys this is long and slender with a bulb like end, hence the name Tulip I suppose, it does have the look of a Tulip.
This is a smallish vibrator at about 15cm in length. I would think that it is suitable for someone who is new to sex toys with its small non threatening appearance, and moderate power levels.
The Tulip is made from ABS plastic that has a soft touch finish which has a warm tactile feel when in the hand.
The Tulip is waterproof and this means that not only can you use it in the bath/shower if that is your thing, you can also clean it in hot soapy water without having to worry about submerging it in the water, just ensure that the battery compartment is fully closed before you do.
As with all sex toys I highly recommend that you use a good quality antibacterial sex toy cleaner which is available from most sex toy stores to ensure that you get rid of any possible bugs.
The ABS plastic that it is made from means that it is suitable for use with any kind of lube as silicone lube will not effect it.
How it feels?
Much much better than I expected it to! I have tried similar toys in the past and not been all that impressed but when I tried this one I was very surprised, it a good way, this feels really good.
The vibrations although not amazingly strong are all located in the bulb end of the Tulip, this means that you can target them vibrations right against the g-spot or even the clit if you wish, when I tried it out I used it on both and found that this combination worked the best for me.
Overall what did I think of the Tulip?
I quite like this little vibrator, I like how simple it is to use and clean, how quiet it is, the size and shape work really well, its got the bulb ending that works so well on the g-spot and the targeted vibrations in the tip that work so well on the clit, making it more of an all-rounder than just a g-spot vibrator. All those settings aren’t really necessary but if patterns are for you then there will be one that you love, I definitely preferred the constant vibrations over any of the patterned ones.
The ABS plastic gives it the solid feel that works so well on the g-spot but the soft touch coating means that when it’s in the hand it feels tactile and warm to the touch.
Would I recommend this little Tulip to someone, yes I would, I think that it would be ideal for anyone new to sex toys, but even with all my experience of toys I liked it.
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