It’s beautiful, and that’s all it has to offer. I love the color scheme of the Ceramix No. 10 from Pipedreams. I think it’s wonderful that they are trying to bring ceramic sex toys to the masses, but they need to bring stronger vibrations to the mix. Ceramic toys sealed with a body-safe glaze, are safe to use. You need to be careful not to chip it, as ceramic (unsealed) is extremely porous and absorbent, not to mention possibly sharp. However, it’s going to be extremely difficult to chip a Pipedreams Ceramix, as they use a high fire glaze with yttrium within in the ceramic; the same as jewelers use.
This is not a small vibrator; in fact it’s quite large for a traditional design. It’s heavy, and doesn’t transmit the vibrations you hear at all. It’s loud, and the sound is very misleading. It sounds like strong vibrator but feels like that same vibrator wrapped in a down comforter. The vibrations are lacking in power and boring. The picture you see above, was extremely hard to take. When placing the vibe in the water, it only rippled the surface for the first three seconds. After those three seconds, the water looks extremely still.
The button is made of silicone, as is the area where the removable end meets the ceramic. From there up, the end is plastic. There are 6 different settings. The first three are different strengths and the other three are different vibration patterns. The first three patterns are underwhelming; the one I tried the most was the third and strongest. I tried letting the vibrations carry me something resembling an orgasm; that didn’t work. So, I tried reaching into the “Sure Thing” folder of my Spank Bank, and still nothing. My wrist was sore from trying to add pressure, I tried holding it lightly on my clit; this vibe did nothing. I admit the past year of reviewing has given me an acquired taste for strong vibrations, but I have still used weak vibes out of pure necessity (i.e. all powerful vibes are dead) and have had success. I didn’t with the No. 10; not even close. Also, the the only way to turn the No. 10 off, is by cycling through all of the settings. You are not able to turn it off by holding down the button, as you are able to do with a number of other vibrators. So, if you are in a hurry to turn off your No. 10, you have to hurriedly cycle through to the off setting.
The No. 10 is powered by 4 AAA batteries; another thing I’m not a fan of. Not simply because disposable battery powered vibes tend to be less powerful and are wasteful, but because twisting the end off and on can have differing results. Sound confusing? What I mean is that when you twist the end back on, with the batteries in it, it can be a challenge to find the sweet spot for it to turn on. If you don’t hit this “sweet spot”, the vibe won’t turn on at all. This leaves me feeling like it isn’t tight enough, when I have to twist backward from the tightest it will go. Every time I put batteries in it, I have to go through this (I don’t leave batteries in the toy because I don’t want them to corrode).
The color scheme is beautiful. The light blue with black stripes is something to be admired, but what good does a pretty vibe do me if it doesn’t get me off? I think if Pipedreams had used a stronger motor this would be a great vibe. The ceramic is a great alternative. It does retain my body heat and will hold it for little while. Don’t be mistaken, it’s not like stainless steel toys. Those pick up heat quick and hold it for a long time. This holds lukewarm and cool temperatures for a shorter amount of time. Before I forget, I want to be clear about the coloring. This isn’t a uniform color scheme. Each stripe is different. I don’t know if they are hand painted or if they just stick in a machine and a brush makes its rounds. I like it because it reminds me of ceramic pieces I made years ago. Again, though, this is not a reason to buy a toy, function is.
I’m not impressed with the Ceramix No. 10 at all. I like the colors and I appreciate their attempt to make a ceramic vibrator, but colors and a “new” material design doesn’t get me off. It is waterproof, but it does take disposable (or rechargeable if you have them) batteries. The No. 10 lacks the power needed to warrant a tradition design. If a traditional design has a powerful vibration, I’d be all over it. This one does not, but I guess I can say that I have a nice ceramic piece. As sitting on a shelf, is all it’s going to be doing.