Review: We-Vibe TouchPosted: July 12, 2012 at 6:30 am | Tags: clit vibe, rechargeable, silicone, vibrator
A while back I posted on Twitter asking for suggestions on a rechargeable clitoral vibrator. I’d been hunting for one for decades (yes, I’m being dramatic… but life is just a little more sad without a good clit vibe), one that could really get me off. I’ve got bullets that can do it, and some clit vibes that almost do it, but I couldn’t find one that I could rely on to get me off consistently and on it’s own. Then Epiphora mentioned her current front runner was the We-Vibe Touch, and I knew… I must have one.
Fast forward a while and one made itself available to me, I actually met another reviewer in a CVS parking lot to pick it up. While this method felt a bit like a drug deal, you can buy one through Babeland, so fear not! First fabulous thing about it, mine is Teal. Let that sink in for just a moment… TEAL *cue heavenly music* It also comes in a very nice Purple, and Magenta.
The Touch is covered in very shiny silicone (care info) that wants nothing more than to make every possible piece of lint and hair a part of it’s being. The good news is that it is waterproof, which makes cleaning off all this lint before use easier. You could also store it in a lint-free bag. Yes, it comes with one, but We-Vibe, trust me on this, you don’t want me discussing that storage bag. Moving along, it is rechargeable via magnetic obnoxiousness. There are two metal dots on the end and you need to line up the charger on them and then make sure they stay in contact. It works, it allows the toy to remain waterproof, but it is a bit finicky sometimes. For magnetic charging I prefer the (also sometimes finicky) Fun Factory Click-n-Charge system, and for waterproof charging without magnets I like the Leaf Line (review coming soon). However, I LOVE the way my We-Vibe III charges! There’s no opening at all, and no magnets to mess with. In the future, I would urge We-Vibe to consider this charging method for their other toys.
Once you get it charging you can allegedly expect 2 hours of play (on a lower setting) off one 90 minute charge. While I’m not entirely sure this is true, I usually use vibrators for long periods of time, at high levels, and haven’t run this one out off a single charge (yes, I regularly run vibrators down from full to nothing… so that makes this one awesome!). There is a very tiny charge light that will indicate when it is finished, but you’ll have to pay attention because it isn’t very noticeable. The Touch is only 4″ long and under 2″ at it’s widest point, so it’s fairly small, which makes it perfect for use during intercourse or with an insertable toy.
There is only one button. One. Now, I don’t mind this on many toys, it really depends on how they function. But there are 8 settings, 4 patterns and 4 steady levels. The steady levels are nice, and I can actually get off using something below the highest speed. I’ve never really been a pattern girl, but they’re there for people who are into that sort of thing. You can choose between a HHHlll, a wave, a pulse, or HHlllHHlll aka Cha-Cha. There is, unfortunately, no lock function. So if you want to travel with the Touch I would suggest wrapping it in a cloth or underwear and putting it in something firm, like a box or shoe. I have successfully flown with it stored that way.
Pretty mediocre sounding so far, I know. There are enough negatives to balance the positives, until you get to the actual vibrations and shape of the toy. The vibrations, oh my. Let me tell you, they make every flaw that I’ve gone over so far just melt away. They are deep, and rumbly, and accessible. You can feel the vibrations right at the surface of the toy, and at the front, where you want them. I have not yet found a clitoral vibrator that can match the feel this one has, it is utterly delicious. The shape may look funny, like a damn potato, according to Epiphora, but it’s pretty fantastic. There is an interesting scoop on the bottom side, that I would imagine many people may enjoy. But most importantly, the tip is pointy. Not “ouch, you poked me, motherfucker” pointy, but just round enough to be comfy and pointed enough to give very direct stimulation. I am a huge fan of pressure just below my clit, and slightly indirect vibration on my clit. This vibrator achieves that flawlessly.
So forget all my complaints, about the shitty storage bag, sticky silicone and finicky charging (Unless you’re We-Vibe, then please listen!). None of that matter once you actually get to use this toy, it is the closest thing to perfect I have found so far. You need one, sincerely, and while it isn’t cheap, it is very affordable for a luxury rechargeable toy. More importantly, it is actually worth it. If you, too, have been looking for the clit vibe to top all clit vibes, then I think this might just be the one you’re looking for. Now I can’t wait to try the We-Vibe Salsa!