The Aura Sensual Massager is made by Doc Jonson and sold by Pink Cherry Sex Toys. It comes nicely packaged in a sophisticated and sensuous looking box. There is nothing provocative, tacky, rude, or distasteful anywhere on the box and is very much appropriate for gifting. And the closest word to vibrator or sex toy are the words “sensual massager”.

The Aura is conveniently palm-sized and very lightweight. It measures 3 1/4″ long, 1 1/2″ wide and is about 1″ thick. The majority of the body is made of shiny smooth ABS plastic, with a soft and nubby textured section on the underside made of TPR. Both materials are free of phthalates and body safe, however TPR is slightly porous and should not be shared between non fluid bonded partners. I did find that the TPR has quite the surface drag to it, and lubricant is definitely needed for easy gliding. TPR is compatible with both water and silicone based lubricants.

The Aura is powered by 2-N batteries, which are included. They can be easily inserted by sliding the opposite end of the nubby section, revealing the battery compartment. There is no seal, making this toy not waterproof – not even remotely splashproof. This makes it very difficult to clean as I just can’t run it under water. The TPR section is quite close to the battery compartment making it easy for water to get in there. While I’m quite fond of toys that include a set of batteries, I’m not overly fond of N batteries. They are not the type of battery I keep on hand at all times, and I certainly can’t rob the TV remote when in a pinch. It doesn’t seem to go through batteries very quickly though, so at least the batteries don’t have to be replaced very often.

There are 7 speeds of steady vibrations, no patterns. They are controlled by 2 buttons (+ , -) located on the back of the massager. They are quite self-explanatory; To increase the speed continue to press the (+) button, to decrease the speed simple press the (-) until it shuts off. There are two fingers grooves running lengthways along the backside, placing the buttons at your fingertips  making it very easy hold and manipulate this vibrator. The buttons are easy to press and there is no lock button, so the batteries should be taken out if you plan to travel with it, or even during short-term storage to avoid the toy from accidentally being turned on.

I must say – it’s a buzzy little thing, and actually a little too buzzy and hand-numbing for my likings – it even sounds buzzy! They are not weak, but are just not the right frequency for my clit (or my ears!). I prefer the deeper rumbly type of vibrations to the light buzzy ones. I did, however, manage to get achieve a clitoral orgasm. But I’m pretty sure it was induced by the nubby vigorous rubbing – and not vibration induced. So, at least I can say it did do what it’s intended to do – get me off.

Without trying to sound too spoiled, I’ve grown quite fond of powerful, waterproof, easy to clean clit vibes. Sadly the Aura doesn’t sport any of these qualities. Overall, I think this is a rather mediocre vibe with a luxury price tag of $49.99. In my opinion, there are far better clitoral vibrators for the same price, or lower.

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This product was provided to me free of charge by Pick Cherry in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

“Rock It, Ride It, Spoon It”

One of the most innovative toys I’ve ever seen, The iRide by Doc Johnson sits high on my wish list! I love that this toy allows for hands-free masturbating!  I love being able to have my hands free to roam my body while I’m getting off, so this is a great perk to the iRide.

The Black Magic bullet by Doc Johnson is a gorgeous, elegant black remote bullet that is nothing but sexy! Both the bullet and remote are made of Doc Johnson’s “Velvet Touch” material, a phthalate-free plastic that is indeed velvety to the touch and feels oh so amazing against the skin. The bullet itself is moderately sized at just a little over 2 1/2″ long and 1″ in diameter; the controller is about 5″ long, and a little thinner than the bullet. The plastic coated wire connecting the bullet to the cylinder remote (which muchly resembles a microphone) is a generous 2 1/2 feet long, providing ample length to use from almost any position. There are small plastic collars where the wire connects to both the bullet and the remote. These help insure that it’s water-resistance. The bottom of the remote, beneath the silver Doc Johnson label, screws off for insertion of the required 2 AAA batteries. There is a small O-ring inside the cap which should keep all water/lube/moisture out of the battery compartment.

The controls are straightforward and simple. To activate, press the UP arrow button. This will turn it on at the softest setting. There are four levels of vibrations; they start off rumbly and low, and then become stronger and buzzier as you progress. Even on the lowest setting though, it packs a good deal of power! You can change the intensity of vibration by either pressing the UP arrow to increase, or the DOWN arrow to decrease. This toy boasts of no particular patterns beyond the 4  levels of steady vibrations.

To clean, simply wash with warm water and antibacterial soap. You can also wipe it down with a toy cleaner, or some isopropyl alcohol to disinfect it. When storing, remove the batteries to preserve the battery life. I’ve used it quite frequently and the vibrations are as intense as ever, and the batteries show no sign of dying anytime soon. And I must admit, I’m guilty of not removing the batteries when storing. That said, this toy doesn’t appear to be a battery guzzler.

I must say, I was really impressed with this bullet right from the get go! It doesn’t feel cheap and plastic-y in hand, it’s gorgeous, the material feels incredible, it’s powerful and not overly loud. And best of all, it provides great orgasms! I prefer steady vibrations over patterns, so the patterns were not something I missed.

Overall, I absolutely love this bullet! Honestly, if you are looking for a simple bullet that is affordable, sleek & sexy, easy to use and powerful all wrapped up in one package, then this bullet is definitely for you!

Thanks, FunWares!

Rating: ★★★★★

This product was provided to me free of charge by FunWares in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.