Not So Groovy, Man

Vibrating bullets with sleeves seem to be the thing now, and they can really be, like, fun for a quickie or a warm-up to shagging, as well as being easy to tuck into a purse or bag and take with you anywhere to get your groove on. I love to use them now and again, baby, particularly as a warm-up, and when I saw the rather cute bullet from Shag Factory available at Babeland.com , I figured, why not try flower power? As their slogan says, “Drop pants, not bombs”.  Can you dig it? I knew that you could.

The Flower Power Peace bullet from Shag Factory comes in a bright sealed plastic package that screams retro with its bright colors and lettering, and looks like you’d find it hanging next to the Necco Wafers, Mike & Ikes, Lemonheads, and Jujubes in the candy isle.   The packaging is fun, and on the back is some product information. The Flower Power vibe is visible, and it comes in 3 varieties: Peace, Love, and Happiness, man.  The packaging is easy to tear open to get the toy out.

My Flower Power vibe is Peace, and it’s groovy looking.  The silicone sleeve is cotton candy pink and covered with flowers and peace signs that are raised for stimulating texture. There’s even a flower on the top for nubby clitoral stimulation. It’s compact, at just 2 3/4″ long and about 1” in diameter.

The bullet fits up inside the sleeve, and has a black button on the bottom.

This bullet looks like it could be a real gas, outta site, if you get my drift?

The instructions say to unscrew the base of the bullet and remove the small paper dot that covers the battery.  The bullet doesn’t stick out of the sleeve far enough to do this, so the sleeve’s got to be moved out of the way.

And now I’m bumming, but I haven’t flipped my wig yet.  Because the silicone sleeve is tight.  It’s not hanging loose – it’s holding on to that bullet and loving it for all it’s worth.

And it won’t come off.

The silicone is pretty inflexible, and it’s too thick and hard to roll up or pull away from the bullet.

I was as careful as could be, but when I finally got it started to roll…it tore. Quite a bit, which didn’t make me happy. Now I did flip my wig. It tore about 3/4″ up before I was able to get it off. That was the first time.  Man, I thought after tearing it the first time it would be groovy, but every time I put the bullet in, the sleeve tore more when pulling the bullet out. Not cool, not cool at all.

The bullet itself is a small, 3 speed bullet made of ABS plastic, with low, medium, and high steady vibrations, all of which are buzzy, and moderately strong.  The speeds are controlled by the button on the bottom of the bullet, and the fourth push of the button turns it off.  The bullet takes 3 LR-44 watch batteries, which can be replaced, and they last for up to 80 minutes.  The vibrations aren’t terribly loud, but they are high pitched.

So, Did It Work? No, man. The sleeve was too tight to be groovalicious, and the silicone wasn’t flexible enough to get it off without damaging it. Now, like, if this were a single use toy and you didn’t have to get to the battery compartment first, it might be fun. It’s getting to the battery compartment in the first place that steps on your flower petals and disappoints.

Seriously, if this were packaged with the bullet and sleeve separate in the package, then it could be tried with an intact sleeve and I think it’d be fairly fun and novel. Then, adding a bit of lube to the bullet would make it easier to insert in the sleeve, and possibly to remove as well.  If the silicone were more flexible and pliant, it could probably make the sleeve removable as well.  As it is, I’d be amazed if anyone could pull the bullet out without damaging and ripping the sleeve. And that’s unfortunate, because this really had the possibility of being a pretty groovy little bullet.

Thank you to Babeland for sending this to me to review! While this one I won’t recommend, if you like bullet vibrators you can find other sleeved ones at Babeland.com .

This product was sent to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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