Fun Factory Cayona Review

Fun Factory Cayona Vibrator

It’s not often that I absolutely love a vibrator that doesn’t really do what it’s supposed to. But it does so many other things so impressively well, that it won my heart the first time it touched my lady bits. Fun Factory Cayona is nothing short of an amazing g-spot and vulva vibrator — which for some reason is trying to be a dual vibrator. I wouldn’t have even figured this out if I didn’t read the description of the product, which says that it’s supposed to stimulate the clitoris as well as the g-spot. This it does not, but with all this in mind, I absolutely love it and am not even really disappointed that it’s not a rabbit vibrator.

When one of the companies I work frequently with, Peepshowtoys (kind to send me so many toys to review), asked me if I wanted to review the Cayona by Fun Factory, I couldn’t type “YES” fast enough. Why was that? First of all… well… Fun Factory! Duh! If you are not familiar with the world of sex toys, Fun Factory is a premium sex toy brand, made and designed in Germany, with really good quality products, joyful colors and wonderful shapes. And most of their sex toys are constantly on my wishlist.

What Is Cayona?

Cayona is a vibrator that looks like a vulva. Need I say more? It’s just so beautiful it makes me squeal every time I look at it. Not only does it look like a vulva, but it’s a great vulva vibrator, as well as a vaginal vibrator. For those of us damaged by the non-existent sex-ed in school and throughout adult life: vulva is everything on the outside, including labia majora a labia minora and the clitoris; vagina is the internal organ where penetration happens. Because Cayona is shaped like a vulva, it rests perfectly well on the vulva. Which is great if you like external vibration that’s not just concentrated on the clit. Technically any internal vibrator can be placed over the vulva, but the Cayona is squishy, soft and modeled in a way that just fits insanely well.

Fun Factory CayonaVibrations on the vulva, not just on the clitoris itself, can be extremely beneficial to people who dislike direct or pinpoint clitoral vibration, but also ones that like their entire genitalia played with and stimulated. The clitoris is not just a knob; what we see on the outside is just the glans of the clitoris, not the entire organ. The clit has “legs” deeper inside the body, on each side of the vaginal opening. So, vibration on a broader genital area can work really well for both arousal and achieving orgasm.

While using a vibrator over the vulva will block your vaginal opening (so it cannot be used alongside a dildo or during penetration), you can combine the Cayona with kegel balls or a vibrating egg internally. Or just enjoy the external stimulation.

Apart from pleasuring my vulva, Cayona is great for vaginal (internal) use. It’s neither a super long nor a very girthy vibrator with its insertable 4″ and a diameter of 1.5″, but its gentle g-spot curve and rumbly vibrations are all I needed. These days I find super pronounced g-spot curves too much, and the sensation can be almost painful. The Cayona will stroke your g-spot instead of jamming it directly. Thrusting in and out, or twisting the handle clockwise or counterclockwise does the trick perfectly.

You will need a lot of lube for vaginal play, because the Fun Factory silicone is a little draggy. Use a good amount of body-safe water-based lubricant with it. Unlike most silicone vibrators, Cayona is not just covered in a thin layer of silicone, which would make it feel almost like plastic. It’s softer and squishier, has a little bit of bend to it and feels much more natural. At the same time it does apply enough pressure on the g-spot to actually make you come.

What Does It Offer?

The Fun Factory Cayona is nothing short of a premium vibrator by a reputable brand. It’s entirely waterproof and submersible, it’s rechargeable with the help of a magnetic charger (no wall adapter included, just the USB cord), and it has a 1-year warranty. It offers deep and rumbly vibrations, has 6 speeds and 6 patterns and, thank god, it has a travel lock. It’s relatively quiet — I’ve heard people complain about the noisiness of other Fun Factory toys, but the Cayona is not one of them. It doesn’t come with a storage bag (Fun Factory toys never do, sad face), but the packaging is stylish and not too pretentious; it’s not very heavy, nor takes a whole lot of space. And it comes in 4 beautiful pale pastel colors: yellow, green, blue and pink.

So What Doesn’t Work?

dscn3263This vibrator is definitely not a rabbit vibrator. The little pearl that it has (the one that looks like a clit) cannot reach the actual clitoris in any possible way while inserted. Again, I don’t think this is a big deal, because this vibe delivers many other sensations. But if you’ve purchased it with the idea of using it as a rabbit, this might be a letdown. If you are looking for a rabbit vibe, I’d recommend checking out at the Fun Factory Miss Bi.

In Conclusion

Cayona is a stunning silicone rechargeable vibe with a firm core and flexible softer coating. It has multiple speeds, and it can be used in the tub or the shower. And it’s rumbly! Unless you are looking for a much bigger, longer and girthier vibrator, Cayona is a great choice. It also doubles as a vulva vibrator: just place it over your labia and clit and enjoy the broader external vibrations. Did I forget to say that it’s just $99? And you get 10% off from Peeshowtoys. And it qualifies for free shipping. Just sayin’! (wink)

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Disclaimer: Fun Factory Cayona was generously provided to me by Peepshowtoys in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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We-Vibe Nova Review

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Rabbit vibrators bring us to the realm of creatures from Greek mythology. Some will have you face your worst fears and make you experience horrors. Some are like the Sirens — they will lure you with promises of unheard pleasures, only to expose you to great dangers. If this sounds exaggerated, let me remind you that most rabbit vibes are made of porous or toxic materials. Others like Medusa will turn you into stone — unable to feel anything from their buzzy vibrations, which will temporally paralyze your genitalia.

But once in a while there’s actually a rabbit vibe that is like Pegasus, the mythological winged stallion, which will let you ride on its back into a divine overtaking orgasm (or two, or three…). It will help you get there, instead of teasing you and taking orgasms away from you. We-Vibe Nova is my Pegasus among ancient beasts and monsters. 

What’s the main problem with rabbits?

Dual stimulators, aka rabbit vibrators, as you already know from my review of Lelo Soraya, have one big problem — they have a fixed distance between the shaft and the external clitoral arm. Which means that sometimes the external vibrator won’t get anywhere near your clitoris. Other times it might fit okay, but the internal part will be too short or have the wrong angle to provide good internal stimulation.

Another problem is that you can’t really thrust in and out with rabbits, that is, if you want to keep feeling the vibration on the clitoris. Some vibrators, like the Fun Factory Miss Bi or Lady Bi feature a fairly flexible external arm, which kind of follows your movements, but doen’t provide enough pressure on the clitoris.

Enter We-Vibe Nova

We-Vibe Nova

But We-Vibe have fixed almost all of these problems. And not for some outrageous price of more than $200, but for the pretty decent $149 (though still hefty…). Nova is fully water-proof, silicone and rechargeable (and this time the magnetic charger is much better and stays in place, unlike the one of their previous toys We-Vibe Tango or Touch). Nova is an app controllable dual stimulator that comes in the usual gorgeous We-Vibe box and a white satin storage bag. It has an absolutely stunning g-spot curve on the shaft, and the external arm is flexible in a way that applies constant pressure on your clit, even if you thrust in and out. It comes with the same powerful and rumbly motors other We-Vibe products have (Tango, Rave and Touch) and it’s quiet enough for a vibe that has two motors and that kind of power. Ta-dah!

We-Vibe Nova

Seriously, how fucking genius is that?

It has a relatively slim shaft measuring 4.25″ of insertable length and 1.25″ at the widest point (diameter). Importantly, the handle is long enough and is super comfortable to hold and thrust in and out. The controls of the vibe are intuitive are fairly easy to use. But I love using the We-Connect app for Nova since it gives me such precise control over the two separate motors. If you are into this kind of thing: a partner can control your vibrator from anywhere on the globe (as long as they have a smart phone and internet connection)! I have to say, I wouldn’t do that for anything in the world — why would I have someone control things for me, when I know best what works and what doesn’t? Call me a hard-core individualist but I don’t want anyone messing with my vibrators. Period. My clitoris has an opinion of its own and only I speak its language.

How does it perform?

If you like pressure on your clitoris, you are going to thank the sex gods every day for creating this toy. It’s hard to explain, but even though the arm is flexible enough to maintain contact with the clitoris the entire time, regardless of the depth of the penetration, it still applies a really good amount of pressure on the clit. But since that can be too much of direct clitoral stimulation for some folks, instead you can position the external vibrator at 2 o’clock or 10 o’clock. Let me explain. Most vulva-owners don’t like their clitoris stimulated directly on the glans, but rather a little bit on the left or a little bit on the right. If your clitoris is at 12 o’clock, most people would rather take 10 or 2 o’clock stimulation — both from a vibrator or rubbing it with fingers. We-Vibe Nova will let you do that, because the external part has enough drag, and once you position it on the left or on the right, you wouldn’t have to keep pressing or holding the external vibe in that position. That’s something that almost no other vibrator can do.

I can’t write this review without praising the glorious g-spot curve of this toy properly. It’s wide and bulbous enough to provide a simply delicious pressure right where you need it. Even if you don’t care much for internal vibrations, there are plenty of ways to enjoy dual stimulation from this toy. Turn the internal vibration off (but keep the clitoral on) and simply thrust in and out or shift the handle a little bit clockwise, then a little bit counterclockwise. This will do the tricks for your g-spot.

I hope that We-Vibe will release an internal vibrator with the shape of the shaft of We-Vibe Nova. Just the shaft would be wonderful, especially for people who don’t care for dual stimulators.

To be honest, the deep and rumbly We-Vibe vibrations feel so good that I often use it just as a clitoral vibe. I turn on the shaft vibration and just use it externally on the clit, no penetration.

The We-Connect App

Why have app control on a rabbit vibe? At first, I thought controlling the toy directly was more than enough. But, as I mentioned, the We-Connect allows you to control the two motors separately with such ease and precision that I would never back to using the controls on the toy. It’s worth mentioning that Nova comes with 10 vibration patterns, but since I am not a pattern girl, I’m going to leave that part of the Nova exploration to someone else. Another huge advantage of the We-Connect app is that, unlike the Je Joue app, it actually works with both Android and iOS and it’s even available in several languages.

Things to consider

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In the end, a rabbit vibe is an item that is trying to do two things (internal and external vibrator), and by doing so it can compromise the performance of each of the functions. So, if you aren’t sure you actually want a rabbit vibe, you might not need one at this point. If you can afford it, I would go with We-Vibe Rave (for vaginal use) AND We-Vibe Tango or Touch (for clitoral use) instead. Or simply an affordable Tantus dildo AND We-Vibe Tango or Touch. After all, like wealth or fame, dual vibrators are one of these things that people think they want to have but rarely bring happiness or live up to expectations.

In a nutshell

With all this in mind, We-Vibe Nova is still one of the most genius creations in the sex toy industry over the last few years. It’s made by a company that constantly brings innovation to the table and only makes high-quality and well thought sex toys. Nova, like all We-Vibe toys, comes with a 1 year warranty.

Get it for $149 from We-Vibe, Peepshowtoys, Vibrant, Good Vibrations or Shevibe in the US. Until midnight you can get it for up to 30% off from most of these stores! Check out my Black Friday/Cyber week post here for sale details. Get if from Come As You Are Canada, Lovehoney UK, or Lovehoney Australia.

Disclaimer: Nova was generously provided to me by We-Vibe in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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Tantus Rumble Vibrator Review

Tantus Rumble

The Company

Do you know one of the best perks of moving from Europe to the US? You can easily buy Tantus products! I am not kidding. Almost nothing beats that. When I moved to the States months before I even relocated, I ordered a bunch of dildos. You know, so they’d be waiting for me when I arrived. To make me feel at home. For years I’ve been reading reviews by Epiphora and drooling after Tantus’ silicone. Now I could finally have it!

They’re a company that always has been 100% body-safe. Tantus is the first one to make their entire line of products of silicone, and we’re not talking about a company created a couple of years ago, we’re talking about almost 20 years ago! To have 100% silicone toys in ’97 is no joke. They’ve always been a trend setter. Their unique designs, beautiful colors, and gender-free marketing have won the hearts of many. Including mine!

I heard about Rumble, their first vibrator (not counting the little Tantus bullets that are included with their vibrating dildos or plugs), last year at Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit ’15. Back then I barely knew anyone, I didn’t mix and mingle with the crowd, let alone be brave enough to talk to Metis Black, founder of Tantus. The reality is that small, independent businesses nowadays often need crowdfunding to bring innovation to life and be able to mass-produce or even do the research to create a product. That’s been the case with Eva by Dame, the Mystery Vibe, Minna Limon, and now Funkit Toys. Luckily, people were awesome and responded really well in all these cases. Rumble started shipping out this spring first to its original backers, and by this summer one could find Rumble in every responsible sex store.

Everything that I’ve read about it though, didn’t prepare me for the actual product that I touched in the bloggers’ lounge a year later at Woodhull SFS16. The Rumble was… feather-light. I couldn’t believe it. How could that be? And so comfortable! It fitted so well in my hand. Like a natural extension.

Ergonomics

Tantus RumbleThis product is made with so much thought and attention to detail. The shape of the handle, the location of the buttons: everything is made to perfection (not to mention that it looks like something that came from the future!). The ON/OFF button is separated from the PLUS and MINUS buttons used to change settings. No accidental turning it off at the worst possible moment. The controls are exactly where your hands are holding the vibrator, so no fishing around and awkward “where is iiiit?!” anymore. I cannot emphasize this enough! Ergonomics and design matter! These things can change your whole experience with the product.

When I am pleasuring myself or being pleasured, I don’t want to be distracted by unwanted pain. No, I don’t want my arms cramping and getting tired. I don’t want my shoulder aching. That’s not sexy and that’s not what I signed up for when I wanted some sexual pleasure. I have a tennis elbow and early stages of a rare form of arthritis, I work on a computer the whole day, and I have chronic back and shoulder pain. And I am horny. I don’t want my playtime to be limited by my body and my ability to hold a toy.

When using the Rumble the vibrations travel very little and you only slightly feel them through the handle, which adds to the overall comfort, while using this toy. And at just 6.6 oz Tantus Rumble has my love and devotion.

Every Body

One of the key characteristics of this toy is that it’s 100% gender neutral. It’s an external vibrator for all bodies. Penises, vulvas, transitioning bodies, breasts, butt-holes, nipples. Whatever you got, this toy can stimulate it. The shape doesn’t suggest just one way of using it. It also features a wider head for more broad stimulation. At the same time the head is not too round and has an edge that can be used for more direct or pinpoint vibration. Or one can use one of its attachments. The g/p-spot head, called the Spoon, can actually be used externally on the clit or around the anus. (I will be writing a separate post about the Rumble replaceable heads.)

Features

The Tantus Rumble has seven settings to choose from: three are different speeds of steady vibration, and four are different patterns. You can go back and forth by using the controls. You don’t have to go through the whole cycle to go back to something that you liked! It has a very quiet motor and the sound is in no way distracting or annoying. It’s a cordless rechargeable vibrator that holds its battery for 4.5 hours! You heard correctly! It uses a mini USB which makes finding its cord so much easier. A number of other electronics that you probably have around your house use it and if you end up misplacing your cord, you can really easily replace it or buy one even from the drug store.

And because it’s Tantus, it’s 100% body-safe. The body of the toy is plastic and the head of the vibrator is matte silicone. It can be removed and boiled or sanitized with a 10% bleach solution. This isn’t something you can do with any other vibrator or wand. Vibrators cannot be boiled, and this is the only one that has a removable head. Yes, some vibes have attachments, but the original plain smooth head is not sanitizable.

Unlike other vibes, Rumble has a flexible neck that gently moves the head around and follows your shapes. That can be a little bit of a downside for some people who like really rigid vibes and like pressing them against a certain body part.

I also think Rumble is a great travel buddy. It’s so much smaller than wand vibrators, and being so unbelievably light, it makes taking it a really smart packing decision. People with mobility issues try to always keep their luggage light and small, because dragging a suitcase with a Doxy Die Cast is frankly not helping anyone’s back. And you don’t really need to even take it’s cord, because the battery will hold forever.

Using it

dscn9906Rumble has vibrations that penetrate deeply and, hence the name, are deliciously rumbly. It’s not an extra powerful wand-type vibrator, so expect an experience closer to the We-Vibe Touch or a small external vibrator. On its highest setting Rumble doesn’t get too buzzy the way most vibes do, it still has depth to it. It never numbs my clit or genitalia. A few female reviewers who’ve written about it say that they can’t come from it because the head is too broad and they need either more power or more pinpoint stimulation. I’ve found that using it a bit more sideways, so actually the edge/corner of the head is against the glans of my clit, helps a great deal when I am in searching for more direct vibration.

My man is truly in love with it. He likes vibrations and broader heads, but things like Doxy are too powerful or too stiff and rigid for him. Things can easily go from “yeah” to “ouch” with other vibes. The flexible neck and the way the head moves is great for using it on penises and scrotums.

Some advice from experience. Penises don’t like cold toys in general. And what’s great about Rumble is that, unlike many other corded vibes, you can take the attachment off, run some warm water over it and then put it on the vibe. Or just hold the head of the toy in your hands and warm it up before pressing it against someone’s dick or balls.

Things to consider

Some of its cons are that it’s not waterproof. I am not a big fan of using a vibe in the tub and the heads/attachments are washable, so this isn’t that much of an issue for me. You can wipe the body of the toy with a damp cloth and maybe some liquid soap. Also, it doesn’t come with a storage bag or case, but that isn’t a great problem either.

Something that’s completely a matter of personal preference is power. Rumble is not megapowerful. It’s no Doxy and it’s not meant to be one. It’s definitely not for power queens. Another thing to consider: if you like using an external vibrator while thrusting in with a dildo, that might not work either. The head is very broad, so it’s hard to use a dildo with it. Maybe with the spoon attachment it can work, but if you have an image of a Hitachi on the clit/pubic mound and a dildo in, that’s not gonna work with Rumble because it’s a bit of a vulva-hog.

Rumble, like every other toy, is not something that 10 out of 10 people will like — that’s why we need tons of different toys to choose from! If you like the fullness of an internal toy or internal vibration, maybe you shoud start your collection with an internal vibrator or a Tantus dildo.  I don’t believe the whole “one toy will solve all of your needs and will solve everybody’s needs”. But Rumble is nonetheless a truly amazing creation and I think it’s one of the best toys of 2016. There’s a lot of research and many years of experience in the pleasure industry that went into making it, and it truly does not have an equivalent. I can’t thank Tantus enough for creating a vibe that is so lightweight, ergonomic, rumbly, rechargeable and gender neutral.

You can get Rumble from Tantus for $129.99.

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Disclaimer: Rumble was generously provided to me by Tantus in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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