Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Iroha: Cutest Vibrators Ever

The Iroha Rechargeable Silicone Vibrators * from Tenga are adorable and cushy. I want to cuddle and squeeze them. And yes, they're dynamic little vibrators, and they work!

[* link has been corrected, with my apologies for the error.]

It's hard to imagine one of these without being able to touch it firsthand, so I hope my description helps: The vibrator has a cushy layer, covered by a body-safe silicone skin. It's not soft through and through (there's a motor in there) -- just a layer -- so you can press firmly and feel just a little cushioning, or press lightly, and it all feels soft. Delightful.


You can choose from three distinct styles:

Midori is green, sort of egg-shaped with a nubby protrusion. The big part stimulates the whole vulva if you lay it cushy side down,or you can elevate it and position the nub directly on top of your clitoris. The nub is harder than the rest of the Midori for more targeted pressure and less cushion.

Yuki is white, figure-8-shaped with a smaller and larger end. Again, you can lay the whole thing down over your vulva and get stimulation everywhere. Or you can press the smaller part shallowly into your vaginal entrance. Some women might scoff at how small the penetrating part is, but for women with vaginal pain and/or tightness, it could be just right for pleasure without pain. Yuki doesn't have any hard parts -- it's all cushy, with some parts especially soft. This was my favorite and seemed the most versatile, though your mileage will vary.

    Sakura is pink, oval-shaped with a flexible, V-shaped, squishy notch that can hug the clitoris. It looks like you could use the notch to pinch a nipple in a stimulating fashion, but you really can't with lubed fingers -- too slippery. Try it dry for nipple play. Well lubed, it does hug the clitoris in a lovely way if you just position and press. This was almost my favorite.

     
    All styles have these lovely qualities:
    • The whole thing vibrates. It doesn't matter how you position it, whatever touches you is vibrating.
    • It's easy and ergonomic to hold. No wrist tweaking, just cup it (control side towards the hand) and press, glide, rub, tap, or circle on your vulva. 
    • The controls are large and easy to see and use. You won't turn it off by mistake. Your lubed finger may slip off the button, but it's still much easier than most.
    • It's self-charging with an elegant charging base and storage lid. Charge it by USB or plug it into an electrical socket with the provided charger.
    Yes, of course I wish these were stronger. I always wish that. The settings take them from gentle to medium to strong, plus a pulsation pattern. For most women, strong is plenty strong. The older I get, though, the more intensity I need.

    But I've also discovered the pleasures of using a toy that feels as good as these softies do, then upping the ante at the very end with my Magic Wand. Just a suggestion for those of you who, like me, need a long time and lots of intensity, but enjoy the feel of a soft toy like one of these.

    I love how long these vibrators last before losing their charge! I couldn't believe the claims that it kept a strong charge for 90 minutes. "Maybe on the lowest setting," I scoffed. So I tested Midori's duration by letting it run on the highest setting until it stopped -- a full hour and five minutes! Granted, it lost some intensity long before it actually stopped, but still, that's a long time for us slow-burning women!

    Use plenty of water-based lubricant, especially with post-menopausal, thinning tissues. Otherwise, the silicone skin starts dragging or pulling on vulvar skin and pubic hairs. Lube is your constant companion anyway, right?


    I'm glad I read the itty bitty directions in the accompanying manual and the "Water-resistant, do not submerge" on Good Vibrations' Iroha page, because I would have guessed it could be taken into the shower or tub. Nope -- although it can be cleaned in water, it doesn't like hot water or staying wet or humid.



    Keith Haring Tenga Eggs front coverThese Iroha toys are for women, but Tenga makes terrific products for men, too -- that's their specialty. For the holidays, the fellows will enjoy the Keith Haring Tenga Eggs with Haring's lively dancing figures etched into these fine masturbation sleeves. I don't know how well men will actually feel the dancers in the texture of the sleeve (let me know, guys), but they'll bring a smile when they're unwrapped!


    Thank you, Good Vibrations, for sending me these sweet toys to review!






    2 comments:

    1. Any of your readers tried the Hitachi resting in a microphone stand while the lady is tied up a bit? I've seen this in light bondage play and it looks like a lot of fun/excitement; plus "hands free". Your thoughts? I want to get one for Christmas as I've already a left over rock n roll mic stand hungry for a 2nd incarnation as a static pleasure arm.

      ReplyDelete
    2. I think you'd need a super sturdy, heavyweight microphone stand (maybe nailed to the floor), because the Magic Wand is so strong that it will knock over the stand in an instant. It's just not a hands-free toy in any way I figure it.

      ReplyDelete

    My readers and I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Please share your views! Comments are moderated, so yours won't appear until I've seen it. Thank you in advance for commenting!

    Some people have reported problems commenting. If this happens to you, please email your comment (with the name under which you want it posted) to joan@joanprice.com, and I'll post it for you.

    Retailers please note: I delete comments that attempt to hijack my readers to a commercial site. If you'd like to advertise, contact me at joan@joanprice.com and I'll be happy to send you information.

    Authors, therapists and sex educators who have helpful information for readers are welcome to post links to their sites.

    -- Joan