Super Sonic Orgasms: The Revel Body Vibrator, Reviewed

By Kim & Tyson

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Hop into the Test Bed, a bi-weekly series where couples try out high-tech sex toys—curated by pleasure marketplace My Secret Luxury—and then discuss what happened over G-chat. This week's toy: the Revel Body Sonic Vibrator, which Kim, a brand consultant, and Tyson, an environmental scientist, tried on a recent Saturday morning.

"Everyone is familiar with the Sonic Toothbrush," explains My Secret Luxury founder Stacy Rychin. "Revel Body uses similar technology, which means its linear motor delivers precisely timed magnetic pulses exactly where they're needed—usually the clit. Most other vibrators use a rotary motor that transfers vibration to your hand. The toy also comes with different magnetic tips to customize the experience."

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

KIM: There was so much packaging. It was like we were unwrapping five new iPhones. But it made the toy feel expensive.

TYSON: When we started charging it on my desk, it looked like a little webcam. Which doesn't feel sexy in a "lets-have-sex" kind of way.

KIM: True. It's a little round toy that comes with removable, magnetized tips—with vague names like Cona and Niko—that pop into the base. Because it's a magnet, the tips hover slightly above the center of the toy.

TYSON: You definitely have to read the instructions to understand how to use it. For example, unlike with other vibrators, if you press too hard the vibrations stop.

KIM: Well, we would've figured that out with or without the instructions. I never felt nervous or intimidated by the toy, though. If anything, it felt kind of nerdy to me. Once we stripped one of the tips from its boxes and all the magnetic things started sticking together on our bed—that's when I was like, Okay, now we're gonna have sex with these objects.

IN THE ACT

TYSON: Whether I was holding it or you were holding it, neither of us seemed to get the hang of it right away.

KIM:That's true. The magnetic thing was tricky.

TYSON: You got a sense for it faster than me.

KIM: Only because I could feel what I was doing.

TYSON: When I used it on you, I had to hold it gently to be sure that it wouldn't stop vibrating. With a normal vibrator at least I can feel the vibrations in my hand. But with this thing, I wasn't able to feel what you were feeling.

KIM: What did it feel like in your hand?

TYSON: It didn't feel like anything. I felt clumsy, like I didn't have that much to do.

KIM: I picked out the "Fawn" accessory tip because it looked crazy.

TYSON: It looked like a little brush. I turned the setting to the high intensity but lower frequency because that way I could see how the tip was moving. I put it on your nipples and you were into it.

KIM: It felt pleasant, but I wouldn't have wanted it to stay there for more than a couple seconds. After that you went to my clit, which was nice and gentle. Later, we switched tips and played with the frequencies. The lower intensities didn't do anything for me. A couple of times when I'd start building toward something like an orgasm and I wanted more from the toy, we couldn't get there. So much so that I took it from you at one point. My instinct, when I was holding it, was to push harder—but that was the wrong move.

TYSON: I found the same thing to be true.

KIM: It was hard to get used to the idea that if you pushed too hard you would just feel a piece of silicon on your clit—no vibes. And the +/- buttons on the orb are kind of hard to find when your eyes are closed and your body is folded over in some way. Even though it is comfortable on your wrist, you have to be holding it just right the entire time for it to vibrate well.

TYSON: We used it for at least a half hour, maybe more.

KIM:At some points I put it on your butt. I put it on your face. I put it behind your ears and on your arms. You were not interested!

TYSON: It felt like I was getting a call on a silenced cell phone.

KIM: Lol. Toward the end, I was nearing orgasm. But I was pretty positive it wasn't going to happen with the toy. That's when we put it down. You got me off with your hand instead. After that, we had great sex.

TYSON: We both had intense orgasms, but I wouldn't necessarily credit the toy.

KIM: I would. I was definitely more sensitive after using it and came more intensely than I usually do from just your finger.

THE FINAL VERDICT

TYSON: It was advertised as "unlike other vibrators," and I guess it is, because it uses magnets and sonic waves instead of just normal vibrations. But it's a steep learning curve, which shouldn't be necessary with a sex toy. I don't want to think so much about the toy in the moment.

KIM: It was a good tool for foreplay, though. It made me wait longer and build toward an orgasm, which made it more intense when it came. And it made our sex more enjoyable, at least for me.

TYSON: But I didn't feel like I had much of a role in your pleasure. When I did move it around, you asked me to stop.

KIM: Right, because it's not about moving it around as much. When you found a good spot, I wanted you to stay there.

TYSON: That's exactly why I didn't love the experience: I could never tell what I was doing and what you were feeling. It made everything feel kind of clumsy.

Test Bed couples previously reviewed the Hello Touch Vibrator.


This article was originally published on Kinja on March 31, 2014


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