My first introduction to the bcurious was when Cath from Whet held the tip of the little black darling to my hip bone (where you should be testing your vibes, not the tip of your nose) and set the vibe to no. 4. A deep, velvety thuck thuck thuck brrrrrr escalated in waves along my hip bone and down into my pelvic region and I was sold.
5 - BOOM!
4 - Indecently delicious
3 - It's getting hot in here
2 - Something to play with
1 - I'd rather use a toothbrush thanks
What it is
The bcurious is a hand held vibe designed specifically for external clitoral and vulva stimulation. From US company, B Swish, this rechargeable, waterproof vibrator is made from odorless PC plastic and coated with black and fuchsia satin soft silicone finish. The whole design is super-slick and very sexy – there's simply nothing pretty or frivolous about the bcurious. It’s the Dita Von Teese to the cute Pollyanna LayaSpot. Non-phallic, non-penetrative and discreet it doesn't scream 'LOOK AT MY SEX TOY', but as there's no lock on the on/off switch, so you might want to travel lightly with it.
How it works
Fitting very snugly into the palm of your hand, the whole device slips between your labia, sending pretty powerful vibes over your entire clitoral area. You can use it by yourself or during sex, stimulating your clit and labia while your partner penetrates you.
What it does
The bcurious is a pretty straightforward vibe, with 7 pretty average speed settings – fast, faster, fastest, some other variation of speed ... except for the magical no 4 – the thuck thuck thuck brrrrrr is quite spectacular. The vibrations are strong enough to work well through clothes but quiet enough to not be heard through doors and walls. The fact that it’s waterproof will make bathtime playtime, if water sports is what you’re into. Just make sure the silicone plug is properly plugged and don't use any bath oils as this could deteriorate the silicone.
What I thought of it
The bcurious rechargeable ‘massager’ is surprisingly light and I love how well-designed it is. (Though, if you like some weight behind your vibes, this might not be a plus.) There are curves in all the right places for an easy, effortless grip, and the cheeky tip is just pointy enough to make it a thrilling sensitive-spot-seeker-outter. Frankly there’s not much I don’t like about this little vibe. It does what it sets out to do and does it well. The controls are intuitive and I like that they light up (all the easier to see in a candle-lit bathroom) and that there’s a separate on/off switch, so you don’t have to flip through a million whizzing settings to get to ‘off’ once the business is done. It’s the small things, you know.
The not happy
As I said, there’s not much not to like about this honey. I think if I was going to point anything out it might be that I’d prefer a greater variety of vibe settings. In my opinion, the first one, which is generally supposed to be the lowest setting is pretty hectic as far as speed and power goes. However, many women have said that the vibrations weren't strong enough for them, so this basically comes down to how strong you need the vibe to be to get off. Also, the hole body is pretty hard, so if you're going to be grinding, do so with some gentleness.
Should I run out and buy it now?
The bcurious is very good value for money. If you're new to toys and want an high-quality, entry-level vibe that isn't an intimidating penetrative job, the bcurious won't disappoint. If you've got a range already but want to upgrade your hand held external stimulator to one that's smarter, sexier, rechargeable and waterproof, the bcurious is definitely the way to go. So, basically, I love it. Run out and buy it. But even if you don't, just go try that thuck thuck thuck brrrrrr against your hip bone and then imagine that between your legs. Dreams are made of this.
1. Made from hard PC plastic and silicone
4. Length 10 cm, Width 4 cm
5. About R700 (though this depends on where and how you buy)
All toys and lube are supplied by Whet Sensuality emporium.
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