Review: 10-Setting Tongue-Shaped Clitoral Vibrator via BestVibe

[Image: BestVibe 10-Function Rechargeable Silicone Tongue Vibrator next to faux orchid leaves]

I was tru­ly a sex toy scav­enger when I first start­ed col­lect­ing them. Any way to get sex toys for cheap or free, I did: buy­ing used (and dis­in­fect­ed) toys from fel­low review­ers, pro-domming, stack­ing coupons and deals— you name it. Perhaps the most ques­tion­able was obtain­ing them from unfa­mil­iar white-label shops overseas.

Nowadays, I have an end­less list of sex toy retail­ers I trust to label their prod­ucts hon­est­ly. However, I under­stand the think­ing behind buy­ing some­thing cheap from China. That’s what I did when I bought my first glass dil­do, after all. So here’s a look into what I con­sid­er when shop­ping for cheap or afford­able sex toys.

A tongue-shaped vibrator with texture and a flexible rim

BestVibe sent me their sil­i­cone tongue-shaped vibra­tor, which retails for $23, for review. Its shape allows the user to decide between pin­point and broad exter­nal stim­u­la­tion with the dot­ty tac­tile textures.

The actu­al “tongue” part is about 2.25″ (5.51 cm) long, 1.75″ (4.45 cm) across, and 2 cm thick at the base, taper­ing down to a round­ed edge. Because it’s so chunky, though, it does­n’t flap or oscil­late, nor does it have a motor designed for flick­ing. It’s a vibra­tor, not an oral sex sim­u­la­tor.

The “lips” encir­cling the motor are about an inch thick, and also trans­mit vibra­tion for labi­al (read: cli­toral cru­ra) stim­u­la­tion. As well, there’s a suc­tion cup base. Overall, its design reminds me of the Fleurotics Lily and Cal Exotics Slay Tickle Me ($29), but bulki­er and (again) less fluttery.

First in-person impressions

[Image: hand holding a silicone vibrator with gray ash and soot on the suction cup]

Packaging & discretion (or lack thereof)

Unfortunately, the enve­lope says, “mas­sager” on the cus­toms label. It gave me flash­backs to when I was 16 and bought my first sex toys online. Those arrived with the slight­ly cringe-worthy descrip­tion, “health care gadgets.”

Once unwrapped, the tongue vibra­tor’s actu­al box is min­i­mal: white card­stock with pic­tures of the prod­uct, text that reads, “FLEXIBLE TONGUE” (empha­sis theirs), and icons with short descrip­tors. My favorite is “INNOVATION DESIGN.”

Material and flame test result

The pack­ag­ing also claims that this vibra­tor is made of “med­ical sil­i­cone,” which sounds dubi­ous at this price. I doubt that the FDA test­ed the mate­r­i­al. Nevertheless, even if it’s not medical-grade, it is made of sil­i­cone and safe for exter­nal use. When I set fire to a small sec­tion of the vibra­tor, it set­tled down quick­ly and left behind pale gray ash.

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The trans­par­ent ver­sion of their suction-cupped tongue vibra­tor would­n’t have passed the flame test. Silicone is nev­er that clear— some­times, it’s firm and translu­cent, like in the Luzarte Jollet. A trans­par­ent and super-stretchy toy is a tell­tale sign it’s TPE, TPR, or worse, jel­ly. Read this oth­er post to find out why sex toy mate­r­i­al matters.

Tl;dr be care­ful when buy­ing from an unknown sex shop. Some of BestVibe’s prod­ucts might be body-safe, but def­i­nite­ly not all of them. Sex toy label­ing is unreg­u­lat­ed and runs on the hon­or system.

How the flexible tongue vibrator feels in use

[Image: BestVibe 10-function rechargeable silicone tongue-shaped vibrator review]

First things first: despite the lack of flut­ter, I like that the tongue is struc­tural­ly rein­forced for pin­point stim­u­la­tion with firm pres­sure. Second, I gen­er­al­ly don’t like direct cli­toral fric­tion, but the tongue’s bumps are sub­tle enough for me to rub and grind on, even with­out lube.

The motor reminds me of the VeDO Bam Mini. It’s high-pitched and surface-level, as expect­ed— but strong enough for me to orgasm. If you like buzzy vibra­tions (yes, I know there are oth­ers out there who do!), the pow­er is accept­able for the price. It gets the job done.

One but­ton con­trols the ten vibra­tion func­tions, which sounds great until you real­ize that there’s no rhyme or rea­son to how they’re ordered. Multi-speed vibra­tors gen­er­al­ly start with the low­est steady set­ting. When you press the but­ton and tog­gle, it incre­men­tal­ly increas­es to the high­est, and then pat­terns before loop­ing back to the beginning.

But this vibrator?

Here’s what I wrote in my notes about its settings…

  1. Steady
  2. Lower
  3. Lower wob­ble pattern
  4. Fast wave
  5. Fast wave but slight­ly longer pulses
  6. Steady low­er
  7. High with a slight wobble
  8. Also high but a bit less wobbly
  9. Slower stac­ca­to
  10. Highest

I just— what? Y THO. The pat­terns menu is even more aggra­vat­ing than the Pink B.O.B. Alex’s, and that’s say­ing something.

My verdict on shopping at BestVibe for sex toys

Purely based on shape and vibra­tion strength, I don’t hate the flex­i­ble tongue vibra­tor from BestVibe. It was the con­trol and set­ting options that ruined it. Most of my read­ers will want rum­bli­er vibra­tion qual­i­ty, but every body is different.

Just like there’s an audi­ence for the VeDO Bam Mini, Fleurotics Lily, and Cal Exotics Slay Tickle Me, there’s one for this toy. And while this one is noth­ing to write home about, I think what it offers for $23 is decent. Nothing more.


This post was spon­sored. All opin­ions expressed are my own, as always.

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