Apr 272014
 

dream vibeIt has been a long time since I last used a traditional vibe. Okay, so a year isn’t a huge amount of time, but it definitely feels like it. When Good Vibrations, told me they’d be sending it to me, I had to look it up. I wasn’t really familiar with the Lovelife line. The Dream looks like the definition of a “probe” to me. Just to be clear, I’m not saying that aliens are using the Lovelife Dream to do research on humans (I’m sure their probes are water-proof).

OhMiBod logoReal quick: OhMiBod is a company New Hampshire based company that has been around since 2006. They first came out with the iPod vibrator that a lot of people have seen (I remember seeing the commercials for it). They have since grown and added many more vibrators to their repertoire.

Honesty time; I’m not a fan of this vibe. I was left underwhelmed by the vibrations, but I do have to give them credit for their interesting patterns. I would have loved those patterns had they been stronger, and I’m usually not a fan of patterns. I’m usually the person who goes straight for the highest setting and doesn’t stray from there. There are 7 different patterns and 6 different intensities. If you don’t need a lot of power, this may be the vibe for you. If you like warm-up toys, this may be the vibe for you. As it stands, I don’t like warm-up toys. I like toys that can handle and finish the job they start. Needless to say, this toy couldn’t handle it. I’m happy to report that the vibrations are of the rumble variety, rather than buzzy. Using this toy internally was underwhelming. The vibrations didn’t carry through my vagina much at all. At the same time, I was worried about getting my juices all over the controls, when taking it deeper. Just not a good combo at all. The Dream is 7.1″ in overall length, and 1.4″ in diameter at the widest point of the usable end.

The Dream vibe is made from ABS plastic with a silicone coating on the usable end, and can be sterilized by wiping it with alcohol or bleach. I personally take toy wipes to it. This brings me to my number one issue with this vibe. It’s not waterproof! They spent a lot of time making useful patterns, semi-decent vibrations, and they don’t waterproof it? I like taking my toys into the shower and bathtub. I like being able to wash my toys thoroughly in water, without having to worry them.

Love ButtonAlright, on to the button. The “Love Button” looks like a person who is about to be sick after reading a long book in the back seat of a car, with a stomach full of questionable leftovers. The button is hard to push down  to turn it on (you hold it down for 3 seconds). It definitely takes more force than my Mona 2 or any of my We-Vibe toys. Also, the fact that it’s all one button is very inconvenient. If I’ve got lube on my hand, it’s extremely hard to figure out which side of the mondo button I need to push. It does light up when it’s in use. You can see the little strip around the button; that lights up when it’s on, and pulses when it’s charging.

Lovelife DreamThe Dream vibe comes with a USB charger, instructions, and a storage pouch. The packaging is actually quite sturdy and nicely made. I keep the Dream vibe, with its charger, in a zip pencil case. I’m not a fan of draw string bags, unless they have a stopper on them. I like the idea of a USB charger, only I would like it if it also had a wall adapter included. I usually sit with my lap top on my lap while sitting on the couch. So to have to charge it on my computer is extremely cumbersome. Fortunately I have a wall adapter from my cell phone, so I’m able to get around it. It does make it easy for those on the go who don’t want to deal with a big charger.

As I said before, I don’t like the Dream vibe. While I give it props for it’s great variety of patterns, the vibrations weren’t enough for me. I hate that it isn’t waterproof. Seriously, why make it at all? The button is a serious hassle to hassle to use, and the nauseous looking face on the button is off-putting. If you don’t need extremely strong vibrations, and don’t need a waterproof vibrator like I do, this may the vibe for you.

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Thank you Good Vibrations for providing me with the Dream vibe free of charge, in exchange for my honest review!

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Jun 212013
 

Before I got the Salsa in my hands I felt like I was living the words of the Bonnie Tyler’s song Holding Out For A Hero. I was waiting for a vibe that would take me away, save me from disposable batteries and the sound of a thousand wasp nests, but had mind blowing power. I was doubtful at first. It was like looking at Clark Kent and trying to see Super Man. You knew it was him, but you couldn’t get past your doubts. Well, I finally did. I got the chance to to fly around the bedroom with this quiet delight.

I feel liberated. I feel free. I feel like I’m finally in the “know”.  I feel like a testimonial on an infomercial. “Before I found the Salsa I spent tons of money on disposable batteries (cue falling money on the green screen), and my husband was constantly waking up when I was using my old toys (cue husband violently tossing and turning). It took me forever to cum with my old vibrators (cue rapid time lapse). Now I’m saving money for new toys, my husband sleeps soundly, and I’m currently a boneless heap of flesh.” Sometimes you have to take the leap of faith with highly revered toys. I did and my feet still haven’t touched the ground.

The Salsa works GREAT as a substitute bullet for vibrating toys. There are some toys that I wouldn’t risk it getting stuck, but there many toys this will work well for. Like bullet sleeves and ticklers. The Salsa takes the nice design and amps it up to 11. Make sure you spread a little bit of lube on the Salsa when inserting it into the toy, this helps getting the Salsa out, without having to reach for needle nosed pliers. Before you stick your Salsa into another toy, check to see how difficult it is to get the bullet out that’s include with the toy. I thought I would be able to stick my Salsa in my Flex by Tantus, but before I did, I used the bullet that was included. Even with lube, the bullet got stuck, and I ended up fucking with it until I broke it. So before you risk your bullet, check to make sure retrieval is easy and safe for the toy.

*With that in mind, do not use this toy for anal insertion. You think losing it in a toy is bad, imagine sitting in the ER waiting for them to call your name. It’s dangerous and very risky. Don’t risk puncturing your colon, just because you think you have a handle on it. So I say this with love, DON’T STICK IT IN YOUR BUTT.

The Salsa is waterproof, so this opens the doors to many fantastic places you can use it. You can use it in the bath, shower, pool, in the rain. It’s up to you. I love not having to worry about it, when I’m hopping into the shower for some fun time.
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Some quick stats on the Salsa –

-It’s made from hard 100% body safe ABS plastic (the same thing Legos are made out of). It’s made from food grade material, it’s non-porous, phthalates-free, latex-free, and hypo-allergenic. Yay! It can be used with all types of lubricants. Which can be tricky if you’re going to couple it with a silicone toy. Do not use silicone lubricants with silicone toys. If you insist on using silicone lube, spot check it on an area of the silicone toy that is not insertable, before you proceed.

-It’s 3 1/4″ long and the circumference is 2 1/4″.  The slightly flared base is 2 1/2″ in circumference.

-It comes with a magnetic charger, that when including the plug-in, reaches 6 feet in length. (This is great if your plugs are in hard to reach places.)
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Okay, now onto the fun stuff. The Salsa.

When you get the Salsa it needs to be charged for 90 minutes. You’ll know it’s charging by a small pin hole light on the charger. When it’s finished the light will shut off. Keep an eye on the clock, as the light may go off if there is a weak connection. Magnetic chargers can be finicky about the connection. When you press the button on the base, you’ll see that you don’t need to press it hard. I’ve found with other vibes that you have to press extremely hard for it register. Not with the Salsa, there’s no need to try and shove your finger in there to turn it on. After it’s on, you can run through the different vibration patterns. The Salsa has 8 vibration patterns.

1  LOW  3000 rpm VIBE

2  MEDIUM  3600 rpm VIBE

3  HIGH  4200 rpm VIBE

4  ULTRA  4800 rpm VIBE

5   TEASE

6   WAVE

7   PULSE

8   CHA CHA

To turn the toy on, you simply press the button. To turn it off, you hold the button down for three seconds. When you start it back up, it will start on the last pattern you used. The only way for it to start on the lowest setting is if you flip through the patterns to turn it off.

Each of these vibrations is relatively quiet. It can be slightly heard from under the covers, but impossible to hear through a closed door. The vibrations of the toy can be felt strongly in your hand when in use, but it isn’t an overly buzzy vibration, so it doesn’t hurt your hand. Nothing worse than feeling like you’re holding on to an electronic shock pad, when you’re trying to get off.

I love that cleaning the Salsa is so easy. You can use a baby wipe, soap and water, or wipe is down with isopropyl alcohol. I love it because I tend to leave my Salsa in a desk organizer in my top drawer of my night stand. A quick wipe, and away it goes.

Now the packaging for the Salsa is interesting. It’s a nice look, but can be a hassle to use for storage. I personally have only held on to it for this review. It comes with a white satin bag that is big enough to hold the Salsa vibe and the charger. Making it nice if you need a small bag to take on the road with you. The white satin bag is folded within a small plastic bag, and in the white box, along with the charger/power cord. Under the small box is the small manual that has extremely basic instructions (basically everything I told you about charging it before use). The actual charging port is removable from the power cord, and is held in place by a plastic positioner along with the Salsa. My Salsa was shipped in a bubble bag and it got to me unscathed. So, know that the packaging is made of sturdy material and will keep your toy safe during shipment (that doesn’t mean you can go stomp on it).

To be honest, it took me awhile to get around to investing in the Salsa, I was a skeptical non-believer. When I heard that We-Vibe was discontinuing it, I knew I had to get my hands on this unicorn before it was nothing but a fantastical legend told by sex bloggers the world over. Fortunately when it came, I had a lot going on, so I was able to leave it on the charger without hovering over it. I took it upstairs for the test. Pants off, laying on the bed, I started it up. It took me a second to figure out that it didn’t take more than a simple press of the button to turn it on, but when I got it up to the 4th setting (my favorite) I had to sit up. I couldn’t believe that such a small vibe held this much power AND that it was so quiet. *Boom* Mind blown. Then when I touched it to my clit, I jumped. I’ve had vibes that dance around in my hand like ferret on crack, but when in use they were seriously weak. Not the Salsa. The crazy dance it did in my hand, was the same on my clit. Even with extra pressure it powered on. Within two minutes the Salsa (with the help of a personal fave from my Spank Bank) had me on the verge of slipping into post-orgasmic coma. I say verge because I had to shake it off and go pick my kid up from day care. I’m happy to say that since then I use it at least once a day or night, and each time the results are the same–Bliss.

I use clit vibes primarily for a quick thrill. I like to be able to stop whatever I’m doing, get out my vibe for a quickie, and be back to whatever I was doing within a few minutes. I don’t always do this, but for the most part, it’s what I’m able to get in during a busy day. Since I received it two weeks ago, I’ve only had to charge it three times (that’s including the first charge). I’ve used it at least 6 different times on a single charge. There is a very slight decline in power as it loses it’s charge. It’s very small but noticeable. Just know that after you feel that slight loss of power that it’s going to come to an end soon, because within two uses it’ll just die. No drawn out death rattle, just done. I keep my charger plugged in behind my nightstand, with the magnetic charging port next to my lamp. The length of the cord is great if you live in a place where outlets are few and far in between.

I love my new found hero, the Salsa. I wish the charge lasted longer, but with the cord being right there, charging is a breeze. I thought the small size would make my hand cramp, but because of its power I don’t have to apply much pressure. The small size makes it great to use with a dildo as larger vibes can pinch delicate flesh between the itself and the dildo of day. I’m thoroughly impressed and am proud to say that I am now a believer.

~The Salsa IS being discontinued. So snatch it up while you still can.~

Lovehoney