Introducing: The Butterfly Bliss!
I’ve seen this vibe before and it was never really one that appealed to me much. As a lady who enjoys the feeling of fullness, the thumb-sized knob of the butterfly bliss never called to me. Furthermore, it’s been years since I’ve used a battery-powered vibe. I tend to go for the convenience and green-ness of rechargeables. That being said, as a sex toy reviewing veteran returning to the scene, I’ve realized I’ve been in a sex toy rut and am ready to give things a new go. Bodies and pleasure change, and it’s always good to circle back every few years to revisit sensations!
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! Andy, my friendly Good Vibes affiliate contact, sent me over this vibe and a Pirouette (review to come) along with a little personalized note and some lubes, because he is adorable. Here it is with the dino, for scale:
Stats-wise, this is a silicone vibrator powered by 2 AAA batteries. It’s waterproof and phthalate free and has an insertable tip of 2 3/4″ by 1 1/8″ (aka, Not Enough For Kate’s Cavernous Vagina.) Different vaginas like different things. Mine is all about HEAVY g-spot action, cervix nuzzling, and stretching. This is not a toy for that kind of thing. The bulb on the insertable part of this toy does give a nice gentle fullness in the sensitive lower part of the vagina, but I found myself mashing it into me to try to get the fullness 2 fingers would provide.
The wings and antennae are intended to tickle and buzz against the clitoris. For me, they did a little- but the buzzy vibrations numbed me pretty quickly and I had better luck grinding my clit against the textured body part of the butterfly.
I experimented with different motions- rocking, swirling, pumping- and found a rocking motion worked best for me. The vibrations were stronger than I expected. Unfortunately, they were not enough to get me off completely. To be fair, I’ve been using a hitachi a lot lately! However, the squishiness of the silicone (which, BTW, is body-friendly and awesome) enabled me to maneuver things around and use another vibe on my clit without pinching my skin, which was good. I also liked the one-touch power supply- which cycles through 3 levels of power at the touch of a button.
This toy is not the noisiest, but it does make some noise. I tend to vibe out (!) under the covers and once my nighttime noise machine is on, and this was not audible over that.
This would be a really good beginner vibe for someone. It’s versatile- it can be used for penetration or clit stim or both. It’s very reasonably priced at $28, which is pretty great for a silicone toy. It’s body-safe, which is a great way to start off on the right foot! It’s quiet enough, and also waterproof for added noise protection (showergasms!) for those living with roommates or parents. Also it’s not huge, and it’s cute.
My one major beef with this vibe is that the ridges and highly textured surface make it obnoxious to clean. My typical toy-cleaning routine is 2-fold- a quick wipe-down right away with a baby wipe, and then more thorough cleaning after the afterglow has faded with toy cleaner. This butterfly’s ridges and wings and crevices require a LOT of attention. Like, scrubbing with a toothbrush.
And I am too lazy for that.
3 out of 5 stars.
You can pick up one of your own at Goodvibes! This vibrator was provided to me by Good Vibrations in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Good Vibrations, as you know, is a fabulous, woman-friendly sex toy store invented by vibrator fairy godmothers in 1977 that provides good quality, body-safe toys, all-body sex education, and general badassery. I choose to review for them because I believe in their mission.