Apr 092010
 

CoutureCashmere

CalExotics tries. At least this is silicone. But the words “couture” and “cashmere” evoke luxury, quality, and many other descriptors that this vibrator cannot deliver.

At first glance, the Cashmere appealed to me visually. A nice matte-silver handle, unoffensive Easter-purple silicone and best of all no damn animals on the clitoral arm portion. Even better, no itty-bitty ears/antennae/horns/legs protruding from the clit portion. It takes more than butterfly whispers for my clit to be happy. Of course there is a bit of protruding silicone (if I had to give it a vague shape, I’d compare it to a dolphin snout) where the clit stimulator is concerned and it of course extends a little past the actual vibrating bit. It manages to transmit the vibrations decently, though.

There’s two types of silicone toys….shiny and matte finish. Even though matte finish can lend a little more resistance to the party, I prefer it because it works less like a fur & lint atomic magnet (have you ever managed to clean the dusty corner of your headboard cubby just by wanding a silicone dildo around the area? I have. It worked brilliantly, sadly.). So it’s got a nice, classy design; matte silicone; no animals; and a box with no silicone tits pictured. We’re heading for a win, right?

Not so fast….

I’ve only owned one other rabbit vibe, and in order to tell you why I don’t think this one is worth the money, I have to mention my old one. My old one (akin to the DJ iRabbit) had more bells n whistles. Sure it looked more gaudy and was not body-safe silicone, but it DID MORE. The shaft rotated and had swirling beads and something else. The controls on the base offered at once more confusion and more detail. You didn’t need to just cycle through the settings in ascending order, you could go forwards, backwards or off with one click. I can give you equal arguments for and against on having more control buttons. Given all that this rabbit vibe did, I had felt justified in paying around $80 (with inflation that same rabbit would probably cost over $120 now). Until, of course, the rotating motor died because my cunt clamped down too hard at orgasm!

Anyways, onto the current contestant.

The insertable portion does nothing other than rotate at the tip to three different speeds. That’s it. One direction, no vibration, no pearls (altho I must admit the pearls in other rabbits didn’t do anything for me). At 1 1/4″ wide, the shaft isn’t girthy enough to wow me. Nor were the rotational movements enough to even raise an eyebrow for me.

From the base of the clitoral vibe to the tip of the shaft, it is 4.75″. It measures 3.25″ from the tip of the clit vibe to the tip of the g-spot section. Since I’ve never actually stuck a ruler up my cunt to measure and plot out in autocad where my g-spot and clit are in numbers, I don’t suppose that these numbers do most of you any good.

The battery compartment is nice. A simple and easy-to-open cap clicks open with a shallow turn where the separate battery-holder then slides out. This allows batteries to be put in properly with ease. Sadly though it takes 3 AAA batteries, which aren’t as common in my house.

The clitoral vibe offers vibration at three different power levels (the last one is very noisy if it’s not buried in your cunt) and then 4 different pattern settings which are pretty basic. As I mentioned before, the insertable part only offers up rotation of the last inch or so, a fairly shallow rotation in 3 different speeds. There are only 3 buttons on the handle. On/Off, the button controlling the clitoral vibe, and the button controlling the shaft. If you accidentally change a setting, you must cycle thru (including one click which turns off that section) to get back to where you were. The buttons DO light up when the power is “on” but otherwise the lights don’t tell you anything.

I’m not a fan of rabbit vibes because they’re generally pricey and, in my experience, not worth the risk. Sure having one item to do 2 or 3 jobs at once is nice but it also leaves less room for customization and less chance it’ll work with the anatomy of a wide range of women. I could never feel comfortable in saying that *this* rabbit vibrator (this being any of them) will work for most women. I can’t say that – I don’t know how deep or shallow your g-spot is situated, same with your clit.

This vibe got me off, surprisingly/barely, but it was a very boring orgasm to be truthful. In fact the shaft and its rotations didn’t enhance my experience or orgasm. While I’d rather see you choose this over a dodgy one that is made of porous material (jelly, rubber, TPR, etc), it’s still not great. Not awful, but not great.  For the fact that it is battery-powered, I’d really like to see a lower price point on it. At around $80, it’s still not affordable to many people.

Edit: At the time of my review, this product was carried at EdenFantasys. It’s been discontinued there, and the closest model that Shevibe carries is the Couture Aquarius. Same size, same features, different color.

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