Blush Novelties Exposed Nocturnal review: powerful bullet vibrator

Blush Novelties Exposed Nocturnal most powerful lipstick bullet vibrator review

"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 for you.

UPDATE: The Exposed Nocturnal bul­let has been phased out and replaced by Limited Addiction bul­let. It's essen­tial­ly a revamped Exposed Nocturnal — a 2.0 ver­sion, with low­er, rum­bli­er speed set­tings. Read my new­er guide to the best bul­lets for more details!

The Exposed Nocturnal bullet's power

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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.


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.

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.

UPDATE: For those want­i­ng more ver­sa­til­i­ty from a cli­toral bul­let, check out my com­par­i­son of the best bul­lets on the mar­ket today.

A perk of the Nocturnal bullet

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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.

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The Nocturnal bul­let inside Tantus Tsunami. Shown next to We-​Vibe Tango.

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 such a cheap mini-​vibe to be one of the best vibra­tors I'd ever tried.

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UPDATE: We have way bet­ter options nowa­days. Read my new­er guide to the best bul­lets to see how the Blush bul­lets mea­sure up!

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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2 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    Easily the largest pow­er to size ratio in our arse­nal. Maybe one day we'all get a TANGO…then again maybe not.

  2. DizzyD says:

    I bought this toy last Black Friday sale. For that price I want­ed to try it and see for myself if it was real­ly that pow­er­ful. It is. It is more buzzy than the Tango, but it’s a pow­er­house. With but­tons! I love the buttons!

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