Did you know that we’re in the midst of National Masturbation Month? I was not aware of this, however leave it to me to discover this half-way through the month. Luckily, this ahem, “holiday,” falls at a time when I am super behind on my product reviews. So, to try something new, get caught up and finish May off with a bang (both figuratively and literally), I thought I’d challenge myself to review as many toys as possible over the next 14 days or so. Coincidentally, I also just happen to have a bunch of really cool and innovative sex toys to share with you.
In case you missed it, earlier in the month I wrote about the Apollo Power Stroker (the first sex toy for men I have reviewed on the blog) and The Afterglow (the world’s first laser vibrator. Oh my!) Today I’d like to introduce the Revel Body Sonic – another unique and technologically innovative sex toy. Ever since I visited the Revel Body booth when I was at the AVN show in January, I’ve been completely obsessed with trying this toy. When the lovely people at Diddleworks offered to send me my very own to review, I leaped at the opportunity. By the way, if you’ve never visited the Diddleworks website, make sure to check it out. They have an amazing selection of body safe toys & products, all laid out in a gorgeous, minimalist shopping experience.
Years ago, I remember an acquaintance telling me how the all-girls boarding school she attended had to ban electric toothbrushes because they were being used for rampant masturbation. I mean, it makes sense – electric toothbrushes definitely vibrate quite intensely, however until I heard that story I had never even considered using mine for anything other than cleaning my teeth. Although, I love my Sonicare toothbrush to death, the idea of putting it between my legs doesn’t really sound like it would be a very sexy experience. Luckily, thanks to the Revel Body Sonic, I’ll never have to find out!
Powered by a True Sonic motor, the bright pink nodule at the centre of the toy to acts like a piston that moves up and down while vibrating. So, instead of just vibrations, you get an up & down motion that feels kind of like someone is tapping on your clit (in the best way possible.
To get an idea of what the Revel Body Sonic looks like in action, you should probably watch this video. As you can see, when you turn on the toy, the pink nodule bounces up and down. Fun right?
Revel Body compared to standard battery-powered vibrators. from Revel Body on Vimeo.
The Revel Body Sonic offers ten different vibration modes/speeds. The sensations range from super rumbly on the lowest speeds to very high-pitched and buzzy on the highest settings. I’m a sucker for power, so when I got this toy I immediately turned it up to the highest speed. However, what I discovered is that the highest settings did almost nothing for me. What really rocked my world was the lower speeds where it’s rumbly & shaky & you can really see and feel the piston moving up and down. The feeling is well, simply divine. When asked to describe the sensation to a friend, I explained, “It’s like you’re sitting on top of a washing machine that’s gone out of control on the spin cycle, or experiencing the world’s rumbliest car ride.” As soon as the words slipped from my mouth, I immediately thought of the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry discovers he has an “orgasmic car seat.”
However, everyone is different. Although the higher settings on this toy didn’t do anything for me, someone else might have the complete opposite experience. I think that’s what makes this toy so interesting.
Here’s a few other things I like about the Revel Body Sonic:
It’s super easy to clean – just remove the piston, wash it with soap & water or toy cleaner and pop it back in. It’s also ultra discreet. The Revel Body is approximately the size of a tennis ball and at first glance it looks a bit like an old-school webcam. You could totally leave this out on your dresser or night stand without arousing much suspicion. It’s also really easy to turn on or off with a one-touch button, and has intuitive, easy to use controls (a huge bonus in my books!)
The first critique I have of the Revel Body (besides the fact that the higher settings didn’t work for me) is that this toy is loud. I find it strange that the makers of this toy advertise it as “whisper quiet” because this is one of the loudest toys that I own. Those delicious, rumbly vibrations, sound equally as rumbly. I’m not the only one who thinks so. Here’s a few words from Joe the Intern.
Secondly, I feel as though the Revel Body isn’t as ergonomic as it could be. Trying to maneuver a toy the size of a tennis ball felt pretty awkward at times. Although the rumbly vibrations made up for the awkwardness, I think this toy would be more enjoyable to use if it had the shape of the We-Vibe Touch or the Lelo Siri.
Although the Revel Body Sonic wasn’t the holy grail of sex toys it likens itself to be, I’ve still enjoyed playing with it. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this toy to beginners, however it’s a fun edition to a toy collection if you want to experience something a bit different or already enjoy the feeling of sex toys like the Lovehoney Sqweel that offer more than just straight up vibrations. The Revel Body Sonic is available through Diddleworks and retails for $129.