Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review of the Cal Exotics Nubby Softee

The Nubby Softee, part of the Basics Essentials collection and designed by Cal Exotics, well deserves its name: it has nubs, it’s soft and bendy in the middle of the shaft, and from its design, I could expect it was made for shallow penetration. All right, I know it’s more information than what the name could give, but it’s still true.

IMG_1261 When I look at it, I keep thinking that it looks like a candy pink space rocket. It’s not like I can help it by the way it has a thinner tip and how the nubs are placed. You can see the three rows of circular nubs starting at the very tip, which varies between 1” and 1 ¼” in diameter, and there is another row of oval nubs before the first wrapped bump around the shaft. After the bumps, the shaft widens to reach a good 1 ¾” in diameter, but you’d have to be really motivated to get that part in.

The shaft of the Nubby Softee is made of TPE and the base is made of ABS plastic, and they are two very good materials for sex toys as they are not very porous and have no smell or taste. The toy has a wide soft seal around the battery cap, which makes it waterproof – yup, tried, tested, soaked and it even floats. If you want to know more about the characteristics and the maintenance of TPE, click here, and here for plastic.

At the tip of the Nubby, we can see the motor of the toy, and this is why the vibrations are theIMG_1262 strongest at that location. Between the motor and the battery compartment, the shaft can bend from pressure, but it won’t stay in a bended position. That feature becomes interesting if you do not like to have a lot of pressure applied on the clitoris if someone else is using the toy on you, which also prevents thrusts that could be painful.

The vibrator is turned on my turning a dial at the base clockwise, and you’ll go through  escalating levels of vibrations, going from medium low to a fairly high intensity (scale written on the dial). The dial IMG_1260has some resistance for turning, and I had to grip it with two fingers. And unlike what’s written on the packaging, it’s not whisper quiet. On the highest setting, it’s got a loud buzz noise and even the dial makes some type of metal grating sound – but I had not noticed the first times I tried it… could be new. It is powered by 2 AA batteries, but they are not included.

All in all, this vibrator has interesting features, and is particularly powerful. I could feel the nubs really well and, during penetration, I could not really feel the bumps when I would reach the middle part, except that it felt like a natural stop, as if I could not go deeper. This is a toy that is reasonably priced ($16) and is worth it if the features are what you are looking for.

Kynky Kytty

This item was received for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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