AUTOSTRADDLE ANONYMOUS SEX TOY REVIEW #50:
It’s our 50th Autostraddle Anonymous Sex Toy Review! Over the last few years, sex toy companies and stores have propositioned us to review their toys in exchange for, you know, their toys.
This week, one of our anonymous reviewers tried out the Iroha Mini Vibe by Tenga from Babeland.
Material: ABS hard plastic
Color: purple/lemon, orange/blue, or pink/red
Size: 2″ x 2 1/2″
Batteries: 1 AAA
The Iroha Mini Vibe is fucking adorable, let’s just get that out there. It’s the cutest vibrator I’ve ever seen, and I own one that looks like a bunny. Here, watch this video where they make these little vibes dance.
Okay, I’m glad we’re all in agreement about its cuteness. My partner and I call this simply “the triangle” even though it looks like a tear drop. I accidentally called it the kitten once because it is so small and cute, but that creeped both of us out pretty bad. I have the “sora-mikan” color – orange/blue – and I am a huge fan of the fact that this vibrator isn’t pink or girly colored at all.
I really like to use this vibrator to masturbate, whether I’m in my own bed or travelling. Because it’s palm-sized, it works awesome as a portable vibrator that is not a bullet. It also doesn’t look like a normal vibrator, so I like that it’s discreet because I’m pretty shy when it comes to the TSA. It’s quiet and very easy to clean. You cannot boil it, but a good soapy wash works great. The texture is very smooth and not plastic-y at all. In fact, it feels almost like silicone.
I actually prefer to use this vibrator on my partner. Its shape makes it super versatile — it’s curved, and it rolls, so you can play around with it whether you’re using it on another or yourself. You can use any part of the surface, so you can switch it up between intense vibration from the peaked tip or a more spread-out buzz from the side or bottom. It slides well and was way more comfortable to hold than bullet-style vibes, which tend to make my fingers go numb.
We experimented with using the Iroha slipped inside of our RodeoH harness while using a dildo, with extremely positive results. While my partner wore the harness, she enjoyed the vibration more than a bullet vibe, and because it’s shaped like a triangle instead of just a cylinder, we both got different levels of sensation from it. It ended up giving me one of the most intense orgasms from strap-on sex ever. Sorry, neighbors!
It uses an AAA battery which is included, and although the package says “~5 hours of strong vibrations,” I’ve had mine since July without ever having to replace the battery, and I use it between once a month to twice a week.
Here’s the small downside to this adorable vibe: it only has one vibration setting. Babeland says it’s about a 2/5 vibration level, but the vibration was a little intense at first for me. Once I settle into it or get more turned on it’s a good level, though. Again, you can vary the sensation just by what part of the vibe you’re using, which definitely helps with it only having one setting.
Overall, this is such a great, small, affordable vibe and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for something waterproof or portable to use on themselves or a partner.