The We Vibe was always a toy that interested me, but not the type of toy I was willing to spend my hard earned money on. You know the type. I quickly asked to review it from Good Vibes and it arrived at my door shortly after. GV packed the box with a ton a swag. I mean, damn! A sample GV wipe, refrigerator magnets,a packet of sensitizing lube and even a sample of massage lotion by Jimmyjane. I think I may be missing something. Regardless, swag is awesome.
I was as surprised by the size of the We Vibe II as I was by the swag. I shouldn’t have been. I’ve seen countless pictures and several videos but this thing is just.. tiny. Any other dual stimulator vibe I have would dwarf this thing. f course, it makes sense when you consider that you need to be able to insert this and a penis into your vagina.
The We Vibe II is about the length of the palm of my hand and much slimmer. The “U” shaped design features a thinner, insertable arm with ridges on the inside. These will, ideally, stimulate the G-spot. The external arm, for clitoral stimulation, is thicker and has smoother ridges along the inside (where it will touch the skin).
At the very end of the external party is a tiny, raised circle that you press to operate the toy. It makes an audible click when you do so. However, it is small and a bit more difficult to use when the We Vibe is in place, as opposed to just sitting in your hand. Fleshy ladies may find their labia blocks access to the button but even without anatomical issue, it is tiny and requires precise movements.
We Vibe II has a total of 9 settings. High, low and multiple modes. According to a product card that came with the toy, these settings are throb, wave, pulse, ramp, tease, ascend and cha-cha. There’s a good mix of pulsation and escalation. I stuck to the steady vibrations, as I usually do.
Let me tell you that the We Vibe II does not have the strongest vibrations that I have ever experienced but they are damned deep and rumbly. IT’s like.. straddling an idling tractor. Not that I’ve ever done that but that’s how I’d imagine it. The We Vibe II quickly made me squirt and squirt a lot!
I do have two slight complaints about the controls/settings: no medium?! It thew me off every time. I’d try to increase the vibrations and skip “high” right to “throb.” I enjoy that you can turn the toy completely off just by holding the button for 2 seconds but I’d prefer two buttons so I can cycle either way.
Now, not having a real live penis to fully test out this toy, I opted for a vibrator. I grabbed a ceramic G-spot piece. In hind sight, it may have been wiser to pull a straight toy out of the box as, you know, most penises aren’t rigid nor do they have an angled head like that. If only I had received my Vixskin dildo a bit earlier. Regardless, I gave it a go.
The toy I used has a 1.5″ diameter. Insertion without the We Vibe is easy and I rarely use lube. Insertion with the We Vibe was a bit difficult. The ceramic obviously offers a lot of rigidity and the core of the insertable arm on the We Vibe is quite rigid itself. I want to say that insertion would be easier with an actual cock but I’m not sure if that’s actually true.
I can tell you that, because the casing of the We Vibe is made of silicone, you should only use water based lubes and, because said silicone is sticky in a smooth way, I’d be wary of trying to use it with other sticky toys (silicone, jelly, etc).
After insertion, I found that thrusting caused the We Vibe to slide further into me, past my G-spot a bit. The general rumblyness of the vibrations still hit the spot but I don’t need pinpoint G-spot stimulation. If you do, I’m willing to bet you’ll spend a lot of time holding the We Vibe II in place. In fact, I’d say this is not the toy for a rough and rowdy round of sex.
Admittedly, it was a bit uncomfortable when the widest part of the We Vibe was sitting against the widest part of the toy and my pubic bone so, when it slid further in, the thinner neck wound up against my bone and it was more comfortable.
Externally, the We Vibe II just didn’t provide a whole lot of pressure or targeted stimulation. The neck is quite flexible so I didn’t get the pressure I loved. However, the rumbly vibrations did provide a lot of general stimulation. I probably wouldn’t get off–clitorally–from it, but assuming that I could make it work during intercourse, I think I’d enjoy it.
At least, I would have.. if it hadn’t broken. You see, I used this toy right out of the box (after soap and water washing, of course). It came with a charge already, despite the fact that the manual says to charge it for a day before use. I was talking to Jules, who said that hers came charged but was much stronger after charging so I inserted what I thought was the AC adapter into the little hole under the button. The problem was, it was not the right adapter and I didn’t realize this until after I had it plugged in for several hours–of course!
I unplugged it as soon as I realized this error but the damage was done. My We Vibe no longer powers on. )= It probably didn’t help that one of the cats decided to use it as a chew toy during charging.
But, it does bring to light the fact that the charging port is kind of weird and I don’t really like it. There’s simply a hole in the silicone and the portal is someplace in there. You can’t see the edges of the port, like you do on any other rechargeable toy. It’s completely possible to miss the port at all, which I think I did a few times. I kept wondering “Is it in yet?” It’s not the most difficult thing ever but I found it annoying, probably more so because I was using the wrong adapter at first. d=
Anyway, if it hadn’t broke, I’d have cleaned my We vibe and put it in the include cinch pouch to prevent it from becoming covered in cat hair like it has. That’s definitely one of the things that I hate about silicone.
As it stands, the We Vibe is interesting enough that I am considering swapping or using some major couponage to replace it.