Review | The Body & Soul Lover: The Perfect First Sex Toy

As you may have guessed, I’m a huge fan of rabbit style vibrators because I love toys that provide both internal and external stimulation. When the people at California Exotics asked me if I would be interested in trying one of their newest vibrators, The Body & Soul Rechargeable Lover, I couldn’t resist.

The Body & Soul Rechargeable Lover by California Exotics is a small luxury vibrator made of 100% body-safe silicone, with an ABS plastic and silver plate control pad. It’s fully rechargeable which means no batteries (yay!) and waterproof for bath-time fun. It includes 7 different modes of intense vibration, pulsation and escalation. I received the toy in black, but it also comes in purple.

As you can see, the toy has a sleek shape with lots of subtle curves and ridges designed to stimulate your most sensitive nerve endings. To be honest, I was skeptical about whether the Body & Soul Rechargeable Lover would rock my boat – mainly because of it’s size. It’s no secret that when it comes to my sex toys, I’m a bit of a size queen. With only 4.75 inches of insertable length, the Body &  Soul Rechargeable Lover is a smaller sized vibrator both in length and girth.

Although I had my doubts, this toy completely proved me wrong. Simply put, I lovvvve the Lover. Even though the toy looks small at first glance, what sets the Body & Soul Lover apart from other larger vibrators is that it has 3 motors. Yes, three. One in the shaft, one in the tip and one in the clitoral stimulator. Whereas some toys have very localized vibrations (which can be annoying if you’re like me and enjoy a lot of stimulation), with the Body & Soul Lover you can feel vibrating all the way from the base to the tip. Let me just say, it feels divine. The vibration strengths range from delicate and teasing, to pleasantly intense – making it the perfect toy for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

Here’s a few other things that I really about this toy:

It’s flexible: Although the Body & Soul Lover has three motors, it’s made of soft, flexible silicone which means you can bend it and position it so that it hits your g-spot and clitoris easily. Unlike some rabbit vibes, this toy has a long clitoral arm, with intense vibrations throughout, which means it’s likely to work for a variety of different anatomies.

It’s Easy to Use: The controls are simple and straightforward to use. There’s an automatic On/Off button and a second button that you use to work through the different vibration settings. Easy peasy!

It’s Compact: Because of it’s compact, non-threatening size, this toy is perfect for travelling, playing with alone or with a partner. Because of this, it also makes a great choice as a first time toy!

(To give you a better idea of it’s size, I had Joe the Intern pose next to the Body & Soul Lover. As you can see, it comes up to his rib-cage.)

It’s Rechargeable by USB: Another reason why this toy is ultra-convenient and perfect for travel – there’s no need to carry around batteries or a charger. Simply plug the toy in to a computer and voila! Within 8 hours you have a complete charge. The toy runs on the highest speed for 1.5 hours and on it’s lowest speed for 3 hours.

Since Joe the Intern looks after all charging at Skinny Dip headquarters, I thought it was only fair that I let him share his thoughts on the Body & Soul Rechargeable Lover.

Um, thanks Joe!

The only thing that keeps this toy from being absolutely perfect is that it tends to attract dust really easily. I’m not sure whether the purple version has the same issue, but this is something that could easily be solved by including a carrying case or dust bag with the product (something that would have been awesome!) Either way, it’s a good reminder to always clean your toys before and after use.

Final Verdict: I’ve been looking for a rabbit style vibrator that I could recommend with confidence to people who are buying their first sex toy, and I think I’ve found it. The Body & Soul Rechargeable Lover is high quality, easy to use and feels totally amazeballs. This toy has become a new favourite of mine – proof that you should never judge a toy by it’s cover.

You can purchase the Body & Soul Rechargeable Lover from Pink Cherry for $76.99

*I received this toy free of charge from California Exotics as part of their Sexpert program in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own because that’s how I roll. Thank you Cal Exotics!

  • Frank Thomae

    Cool! I wasn’t convinced until you mentioned that it’s USB rechargeable! Great holiday gift idea :) I’ve always wondered – what happens if they find it in your purse going through customs?
    Nice blog!
    Frank (bbqboy)

    • skinny_dip

      Thanks Frank! I agree – I think the USB charger is one of the best features. I usually don’t bring toys in my carry-on to avoid embarrassing situations, but here are a few tips for traveling with toys that you might find useful: http://www.lovehoney.com/blog/2013/08/02/sex-toys-travel/

  • anna

    thanks for this post! as a toy first-timer, it was super useful in helping me narrow down the selection and understanding what to look for. and i’m happy to report that we (unsurprisingly) are now great friends. so kudos to you for doing what you do!

    • skinny_dip

      You’re so very welcome! I’m so glad to hear this!! Enjoy :)

  • Joe, the husband!

    I bought this one for my wife a year ago based on your review, and she, as the first-time user, loved this vibrator. But the sad news is that it’s discontinued. I bought her a Lelo Soraya last mongth but it’s too long for her and the clitoral stimulator never hits the right spot, unless I put a huge effort bending it towards her.

    Is there any other rabbit on the market that is physically similar to the Lover that you would recommend?