Review: Grrl Toyz Silk Touch Egg Vibe for Vibrator.com September 21, 2009
Several months ago, vibrator.com send me the Grrl Toyz Silk Touch Egg Vibe. I then proceeded to fall off the face of the earth (or at least the world of sex toys). Here, presented with abject apologies to the folks over at vibrator.com, is the much-delayed review.
I’ve tried a few eggs and bullets, and with the exception of the beloved Xtreme Pack, this is the bullet vibe I use most frequently. The bullet itself is about two inches long. It’s textured: you can see from the picture above that it looks a little like a honey-dipper with three bloops of equal size and a fourth smaller bloop on the tip. This texture is pronounced enough that you can actually feel it both internally and externally. The plastic is indeed, as advertised, silky and the sea-foam green is also a pretty attractive color in person. The plastic can’t be sterilized (so keep this in mind if sharing), but it is phthalates-free (yay!).
My favorite part of logistics for this toy is, hands down, the fact that the coiled cord connecting the vibe to the controller detaches (it plugs into a socket like headphones plug into an ipod) so you can remove the vibe to wash it and not have to worry about getting water in the battery compartment. This is key and made me very happy.
The controller has has a huge silver on/off button that’s ludicrously sensitive. I’ve accidentally bumped it lightly a few times and turned it on unexpectedly. Once the bullet was sitting on top of a hardback book on my bed; I reached go grab something off the bedside table, bumping the silver button in the process. This isn’t a particularly quiet vibe to begin with, and when it started vibrating on top of the book in my otherwise silent room I was scared half to death. I may or may not have screamed. That said, the noise this vibe produces under normal circumstances is pretty easy to muffle with a blanket. You just have to be careful of the touchy button.
By (carefully) pushing the hair-trigger button, you cycle through steady vibrations, pulses, and then off. Below the on/off button is a little wheel that controls the intensity of the vibrations. There are five intensity settings, indicated by lights below the wheel. For its size, this thing puts out a pretty substantial amount of power. The cord feels pretty sturdy and the connection to the vibe seems good, but I’m still not going to insert the bullet vaginally without putting it in a condom first. Call me paranoid, but hey.
All in all, I really like this vibe. I just sort of eye it suspiciously when the batteries are in lest it turn on at an inopportune moment and scare the crap out of me.