Monday, June 16, 2014

Palm Power: New favorite vibrator!



Drum roll, please: Introducing the Palm Power, a lightweight, ergonomically designed product that packs so much power into a small, silicone topped vibrator that it jumped to #1 on my personal Hit Parade the first time I used it. And the second time. And... you get the picture.

Let me back up. If I were inventing a vibrator that would be perfect for me, at age 70, and for most of you, dear readers over 50, it would have these qualities:
  • Really strong.
  • Body-safe materials.
  • Really strong.
  • Lightweight and ergonomic -- easy to hold with arthritic wrists for as long as it takes.
  • Really strong.
  • Easy to power on and turn up the intensity, even when fingers and vibrator are well lubed.
  • Really strong.
  • Difficult or impossible to inadvertently decrease intensity, switch to unwanted patterns, or turn off by mistake. (Hate it when that happens!)
  • Really strong.
  • Won't die, run out of charge, or otherwise kill the buzz (literally and figuratively) for as long as it takes.
  • Really strong.

Until last week, the Magic Wand -- my favorite since the 1970s -- was the clear winner, with all but one of the qualities above. But you know that the Magic Wand, as stellar as it is in every other category, is far from "lightweight." It's huge and heavy, but we put up with that because of its world class performance. (And, frankly, it doesn't take very long to reach our goal with the Magic Wand, so the monster heft of it does no real damage.)

The Palm Power has taken over as my favorite vibrator because it has all the qualities in my list. All of them, including lightweight. Best of all, as small as it is, the vibrations are super strong, strong, STRONG!

Using the Palm Power is simple. Plug it in (it comes with an assortment of plugs for different countries), press the button to turn it on. The longer you hold the button pressed in, the higher the intensity climbs! Release when you get the intensity where you want it, and it will stay there! (Sorry for all the exclamation marks, but I wish all vibrators worked like this.)  Press and release quickly to turn it off. That's it.


The head of the vibrator is a silicone cap that pulls off easily for cleaning or for trying a different attachment. To put it on, line up the "T" inside the cap with the "T" on the head, and it snaps right on. (I couldn't get a clear photo of the "T," sorry.)

I received two of the four possible attachments -- one with narrow "ears" and one with widely spaced "ears."

You can use the main cap and/or these attachments for honest-to-goodness massage, and the "ears" are also fun for penis stimulation. (Try the narrow ears on his frenulum, that sensitive, nerve-rich area where the glans meets the shaft on the underside of the penis.)

There are two more attachments that I did not receive -- one turns the Palm Power into a rabbit (clitoral and vaginal stimulation) and the other is designed for G-spot stimulation.

6/267/14 update: I've tested the additional attachments. The "rabbit" doesn't do much for me, but I was surprised to discover that I really like the G-spotter! Here's why:

  1. It fits so snugly that the Palm Power becomes hands-free (!)
  2. The strongest vibrations are concentrated on the clitoris (where the cap presses), with more subdued vibrations right against the G-spot (where the internal part presses)
  3. You can play with tapping it, rocking it, or just letting it sit and vibrate. Yummy. 


The Palm Power does have some cons, but I'll overlook them because of all the pros:

  • It has to be plugged in while in use. (It comes with a nice, long cord, though, so you don't have to station yourself near the wall socket.)
  • Only the silicone cap can be washed -- the rest has to be wiped down without getting it wet. Be careful with the lube.

Hmmn, I think those are the only cons. It's a fabulous product!

Thank you, The Smitten Kitten, for introducing me to the Palm Power and sending me my new best buddy in return for an honest review.


Joan pretends the Palm Power is a microphone

12 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog and I am hooked. I'm a women in my 20's and this is one of the best and honest blogs I have come across. I wish that there were more product reveiwers like these.

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    1. Heather, Joan does a wonderful job of reviewing toys and talking about sex. Some of this really is universal.

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  2. Joan, love the photo! This looks like a much better toy than my Magic Wand--which is a favorite. My most used toy is the JimmyJane Form 4-solo or coupled.

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  3. Joan, so glad I had the opportunity to meet you and see the Palm Power in person. Buying it was the best decision because of the power of the vibe and the weight of it. It's so light. I was using the Magic Wand but that gets heavy after a while and as we older women know, it can take a while to orgasm. I also love that the plug detaches so you can take it to the bathroom wash it without dragging the cord with you. Great find. My new best friend.

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  4. AnonymousMay 06, 2014

    Smitten Kitten was sold out so I bought my new Palm Power from Amazon, plus the rabbit and g-spot add-ons. Threw out my Magic Wand, which was just too heavy and the cord too short.

    The Palm Power's standard head works great but I'm not so sure about the attachments. Maybe it's just me, but my orgasms with them seemed diffused and far away, like distant thunder. The rabbit was just annoying. Any suggestions on how to get more pleasure from them? I'm using good Blossom Organics lube.

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    1. Good timing -- I'll be receiving the attachments shortly, and I'll add an update to this post after I've tested them. Stay tuned!

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    2. AnonymousJune 25, 2014

      Oi! Still waiting!

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    3. I just reviewed my favorite attachment -- your wait is over, anonymous. Thank you for your patience and for the reminder.

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  5. Since I read about older women are into sex, I can,t stop visiting the web. I had a big problem with masturbation. I enjoyed masturbation but I feel so dammed guilty. Masturbation goes against God but I have feeling. I do have a husband that loves sex. We are seven years apart. I am older than him. I am sixty- five and he is fifty-nine. I am telling you that your topic is very interesting because I thought that I am a senior and sex is downhill for me. After reading about others sexing and buying vibrator. I bought the butterfly. In the meantime, I don't get how one uses the magic wand or palm could you explain !! Maggie

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    1. Masturbation is healthy, joyful, and if we weren't supposed to do it, why were we designed with all those amazing nerve endings that respond to pleasure? Sex doesn't have to go downhill, but it may involve letting go of those old teachings that prohibit sex for pleasure.

      As for how to use a vibrator, I hope you'll read my book, Naked at Our Age, which will give you plenty of eye-opening information. From there, you can start exploring.

      I'm grateful to you for joining us, Tina -- I hope you feel welcome here.

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    2. Tina,
      Joan is spot on here (double meaning). I'm in church almost every Sunday and have been a believer for 50 years. Self love is a family value in our home. My wife and I agree to do this ritual alone at least once a week to stay on our game as good lovers for each other. And, yes, we use vibrators in part because we are your age. I do my ritual outdoors naked, in the warm sunshine; so God and the angels can see. And they do.

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  6. Joan,
    you are right. My wife's favorite toy. What a difference. And boy am I smart to read and listen to you! And then order this one.
    +light
    +powerful w/ soft settings
    + long cord
    + cap snaps off for cleaning
    + affordable

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