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Review: Rhythm “O” Triple Kiss by Cal Exotics

Anybody who knows me knows that I”m not a fan of rabbit style vibrators. Some women love them and swear by them, but to a large extent I can’t stand them. When I received the Rhythm “O” Triple Kiss vibrator by Cal Exotics I gave my usual sigh about rabbit vibes and hoped that this one would be different. I put my preconceived notions about rabbit vibes to the back of my mind and wanted to give this particular vibe my full attention without dragging my other opinions into this review.

The problem was that this rabbit style vibe is pretty much like every other rabbit style vibe I’ve ever experienced in person – sub par.

The body of the toy is made from a lilac of lavender colored plastic and has several buttons that control it. There’s an on/off button that controls the actual vibration power. A “7” button that cycles through the seven different vibration patterns the actual vibe produces. There is a “hot” button that randomly selects a function. There are also up and down arrow buttons that increase or decrease the beaded shaft rotation. The controls are fairly easy to use and unlike some toys you don’t have to cycle through all vibration patterns to turn it off. Always a plus in my book.

The vibration itself is quite a mixed bag. Only the actual bullet vibrates – not the shaft. I don’t think most rabbits with beads in the shaft actually do vibrate there but I’m mentioning it anyways. When vibrating the ears of the “rabbit” frantically move. They are quite long actually and don’t hit my clit in any way. I actually had to bend myself in a weird position and press the bullet onto my clit to get any type of stimulation. For me, it’s more of a tickling sensation than a pleasurable sensation. The actual vibration patterns are your fairly standard patterns. One soft, one more intense. Some alternating and some slowly crescendoing to a nice climax. The box that accompanies the vibe says there are 21 different patterns of shaft rotation and clitoral vibrations. I think this math comes from the 7 different vibe cycles and 3 general vibration intensities. Thus there are 21 different combinations of what you can achieve by changing which vibration and which rotation speed/pattern.

Used internally, the beads in the shaft rotate in a wave-like pattern. When I tested it out, honestly I didn’t feel much. Maybe I’ve lost sensation inside my vagina from all my toy testing. Maybe my PC muscles aren’t exactly all that weak. My vagina tends to clamp down on it and not really allow it to spin as freely as it does when outside the body. I didn’t really feel much from it inside of me other than a slight turning sensation.

One of my largest gripes about many rabbits with rotating beads in the shaft is the noise they make. Ugh. It’s more like a crunching noise than it is a nice noise. Crunching is definitely not a noise I want to be hearing when I’m “in the mood.” The shaft on this particular vibe doesn’t crunch as much as some other vibes I’ve heard, but the motor to turn the beads is really, really loud. This is definitely not a vibe to take to the mother-in-law’s house if you don’t want it to be heard. See? It’s quite loud.

Ahh, it drives me wild! I just can’t deal with that noise when I’m trying to masturbate. It’s a very mechanical noise. Obviously when it’s inside of you that noise is muffled by your vagina, but it’s such a weird noise to start with. I still heard it when the vibrator’s shaft was inside of me mostly because the motor is at the base of the toy (the external part) and the rotating beads still made enough noise to be audible.  

The Rhythm “O” Triple Kiss takes four AAA batteries. That’s quite a lot of batteries for a single vibrator, but they are easy to insert with a “EZ load battery pack” as the packaging indicates. Just screw off the end of the vibe and there’s a little white tray that you insert the batteries in and then slide back in, replacing the end cap. 

This toy is waterproof and can be used in wet environments but I wouldn’t submerge it for long periods of time. There is a gasket in the battery compartment that keeps water out of the batteries, but I’m not sure I’d trust it when submerging this toy. Heck, I rarely trust those gaskets if I want to submerge a toy. 
My biggest gripe about this rabbit? Ugh, the material. While the controls are made from ABS plastic, the actual shaft material (the clear stuff over the beads and bullet) is TPE. This material is not body safe and definitely not able to be fully sanitized. The packaging says it doesn’t smell, but mine definitely smelled. That fabulous sorta rubber, sorta plastic smell we all know well if we’ve bought more than a few sex toys. Oh yes, that smell. I’ve heard it goes away with time, but I have yet to experience the smell dissipating on this particular toy.
By no means should you use this toy anally … though I can’t imagine why you’d want to use a rabbit vibrator anally in the first place. Eeek, I don’t even want to know or visualize it.
A lot of women say they love rabbits. They swear by them for really amazing orgasms. Personally, they do nothing for me. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the right sized anatomy. Maybe it’s because I like a little more clitoral stimulation than most every rabbit vibe can provide. Maybe it’s the beads and their inevitable crunching noise. All I know is whenever someone tells me they’re considering purchasing a rabbit vibrator, I try to steer them in a different direction. There’s so many things I’ve found to be lacking in most every rabbit vibrator and I don’t want someone to spend money on something they may find to be lacking for them as well. 
Would I buy the Rhythm “O” Triple Kiss vibrator by Cal Exotics? Definitely not. Would I recommend it? Well, I think you know that answer as well. Good luck next time, Cal Exotics. 

Review: Lia Dual Stimulator from Cal Exotics

I’m not a fan of rabbit style vibes. I’m going to say that right upfront. They don’t traditionally do anything for me. When Cal Exotics sent me the Lia Dual Stimulator to test out I was understandably less than thrilled. But like any good sex toy reviewer, I set my mind that I was not going to let any of my preconceived notions of rabbit style vibrators get in my way of doing this review.

The packaging on the Lia is pretty good as far as sex toys go. There aren’t any naked ladies with hugely fake boobs or guys with their packages hanging out. While it’s not as tasteful as some other toys I have in my collection that maintain a minimalistic approach to packaging, Cal Exotics got it right on this line. There are little blurbs about all the “amazing” features of this toy all over the box.

To start off with, the feature I find most attractive about this vibe is the fact the entire shaft is made of silicone. For too long Cal Exotics has used less than stellar materials in their toys and I’m glad they’ve finally heard the call for more body safe materials. The silicone they’ve used here is a silky material and soft to the touch. When you press it with your fingers, it compresses just enough to be both firm and yet have some give.

The backside of the shaft has some ridges that I find … well, troublesome. They didn’t help me when I was trying to thrust this toy initially. I know that a rabbit vibe is not designed to be thrusted and instead remain still while the dual vibes do the work. As someone who almost always needs thrusting to orgasm, this is one of my main points of contention with rabbit style vibes.

My other contention is that frequently the actual “rabbit” part of the vibe is not positioned right. Women do not have the same anatomy as each other and while the clitoral vibrator on rabbits are designed to work for a majority of women, it’s us outliers that get stuck with a less than fully functional toy. I found the clitoral vibe portion of this toy to be fairly good despite my initial reservations. The little clitoral stimulator has two “ears” at the end of it that oscillate when the toy is turned on and personally I think the sensation is more akin to tickling than it is to stimulating. The clitoral vibrator cannot be controlled separately from the main vibration patterns.

Speaking of those vibration patters, there are ten of them in total. Pretty much every variety of straight vibration all the way through pulsing and escalating patterns. I’ve never been one to really enjoy pulsating vibration patters but they do a good job with the variety and intensity. I was pleasantly surprised at that. The vibrations can be felt through a majority of the shaft, but are concentrated at the tip. The Lia takes two AA battery and with those AA battery the vibrations are moderately intense. 

The functions on this vibrator are very easy to control. There are two main buttons – one is a quick on/off button and the other is the button to control the vibration pattern. I love that there’s one button for on/off. Some vibrators make you scroll through all the different patterns before getting to turn it off. This one on/off button is a well placed touch and excellent addition.

The tip of the shaft has a “tickler” that is meant to add stimulation to your gspot and other areas inside your vagina. Okay, it felt good … sorta. I didn’t notice too much of a different pleasure wise and it kinda felt weird after awhile. Plus I fear bacterial could possibly accumulate in the recess if not cleaned properly.

Speaking of cleaning, this toy is technically waterproof. I question this though because the gasket between the battery compartment cover and the actual batteries is minuscule at best. I think you can rinse it off just fine, but I would have serious concerns about submerging this in water for any longer than absolutely necessary to clean it.

Make sure to use only water based lubricants with this toy because it’s made of silicone. Clean it thoroughly with antibacterial soap and warm to hot water before and after use. The silicone outer layer doesn’t collect a lot of lint or fibers, but it does collect some. Use a condom when sharing it with a partner in one session if you don’t want to have to stop and clean in between partners.

So overall, did I like the Lia Dual Stimulator by Cal Exotics: As far as rabbit style vibrators go, it’s pretty reasonable. Even with it’s pretty well thought out design features, it still doesn’t convince me that rabbit vibrators are for me.