Blush Novelties Exposed Nocturnal review: powerful bullet vibrator
“No other vibrator of this size compares to the orgasm-inducing vibrations of [the Exposed Nocturnal] bullet,” says Blush Novelties’ website.
The claim is so brazen that it would be meaningless if any other company had stated it. As a fangirl of Blush Novelties, I took the marketing with a pinch of salt. However, I wasn’t surprised to confirm it as only slightly exaggerated. Yes, even in the presence of what many would consider the most potent bullet vibrator in existence: the We-Vibe Tango.
Lest you revoke my sex toy reviewer card, there is a drawback. The Blush Exposed Nocturnal bullet’s highest speed is stronger than the Tango’s. However, its pitch isn’t as deep… among other differences that may or may not be deciding factors to you.
The Exposed Nocturnal bullet’s power
It’s not as rumbly as the Tango— if the Tango’s range of motion were a 10, I’d give the Exposed Nocturnal a 7. However, the Exposed Nocturnal bullet still sounds like firecrackers when turned on and left on a hard surface.
If I were comfortable with squirting, the Nocturnal bullet probably would make me squirt without penetration.
That’s an honor privy to only four other clitoral vibrators in my collection. UPDATE: both the Fun Factory Volta and Eroscillator have taken me over the edge.
On its first steady setting out of 5, the Exposed Nocturnal’s vibration speed is somewhere between the Tango’s 2nd and 3rd speed. If the faster vibrations sound like a dream, then the Nocturnal bullet will delight you. And that’s for not even half the cost of the Tango.
LOOK AT THAT SPLASH!
Using it directly on my clitoris is unthinkable to me. Unlike the Tango or Pillow Talk Sassy, the Nocturnal bullet doesn’t leave me with much of an option for ramping up. I’m a lazy masturbator who rarely takes her underwear off for clit-only jack-off sessions. And I still often find myself using just the Exposed Nocturnal’s first speed with light pressure so that I don’t get overwhelmed.
The Nocturnal also has 5 patterns, but I find them either too high-pitched or not the right rhythm to do much for me.
UPDATE: If you like the idea of a cheap, strong bullet, but want to refine the timbre just a little more, consider The Realm Silver Bullet. Same motor as the Exposed Nocturnal, but lower-pitched settings.
This bullet’s power certainly works better for me when I have pants and a pantiliner on. While the Exposed Nocturnal isn’t versatile or suitable for everybody, it really can’t be beaten as a powerful, budget-friendly bullet vibrator.
A perk of the Nocturnal bullet
There’s a significant feature that makes me like the Nocturnal bullet a little more than the Tango: the Nocturnal HAS. TWO. BUTTONS. One for turning the speed up and one for turning it down. For me, speed control is a big deal because it increases the likelihood of multiple orgasms.
If I’m using the Exposed Nocturnal through enough of a buffer, I can use the second (or third!) setting, orgasm, immediately turn the speed down, and back up as the next orgasm builds. And repeat. With the Tango, I’d have to press the single button 8 times to go down a speed. That’s a potential mood-killer and not very convenient— for the most part, my orgasms with the Tango are one-and-done.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, though. The Exposed Nocturnal’s buttons aren’t easy to distinguish from each other by feel alone. In contrast, the Hot Octopuss Amo’s control panel, on the side of the bullet, is highly intuitive.
I can consciously recall that the pointy tip lines up with the + button, but that’s hardly something I’m thinking about when I orgasm.
Nocturnal vs. Tango: other differences
Aside from rumble and controls, the Nocturnal and Tango bullets differ in other ways: size and noise.
Most notably, the Nocturnal bullet is a little bigger. At 0.9″ wide, I can still lube it up and fit it into my Tantus Tsunami’s bullet cavity and retrieve it. However, that doesn’t mean it’ll fit in every Tantus bullet cavity— the Leisure’s, for example, is slimmer. If you have issues with grip, inserting the Exposed Nocturnal inside a bullet cavity is probably ill-advised, unless you’re putting it inside a Lock-On-compatible dildo.
The Exposed Nocturnal is also louder than the Tango. You could probably get away with using the first two settings in the shower behind a closed door. I can’t otherwise recommend it for someone who wants a quiet and discreet sex toy, though. Blush’s Nocturnal bullet isn’t an appropriate substitute for the Tango in all aspects, but it does come close.
So let’s go back to the claim that no other bullet’s power compares. As far as the absolute level of power goes, I’m inclined to agree. Blush Novelties’ Exposed Nocturnal is the most powerful mini-vibe I have ever come across. And because of the two-button control, I’ll almost certainly use it more often than the Tango.
If you’re willing to sacrifice some speed to get deeper vibration, however, you’d be happier with the We-Vibe Tango’s range of motion or the Hot Octopuss Amo’s low purr. It comes down to how picky you are about the type of power you use.
However, if you’re someone like me:
- a lazy masturbator
- loves powerful, pinpoint vibration
- in a fuckton of student debt and trying to save
…know that the folks at Peepshow Toys weren’t fucking around when they said that the Exposed Nocturnal is very powerful. It’s not that I thought they were lying— I didn’t expect a $29 (with coupon code SUPERSMASHCACHE) mini-vibe to be one of the best vibrators I’d ever tried.
UPDATE: Consider The Realm Silver Bullet the Exposed Nocturnal 2.0. Or try both!
Thank you, Peepshow Toys for sending me an Exposed Nocturnal bullet in exchange for my freely given and honest review! As always, I only say what I consider to be the truth. Even if it goes against the grain. Including if I wanted to like a toy. And also if it straight up sucks.
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