Fun Factory is one of my favorite toy brands. I particularly love their rechargeable vibrators like Chester Cheeky and Benjamin Bond, but I adore their battery operated ones like the LayaSpot as well. The Astrovibes line looked interesting when I first saw it – different vibrators designed for each of the astrological signs? Could be fun! I’m not huge into astrology, but I do know the names of the signs. I couldn’t decide on which to get, but since my husband’s a Taurus (well, honestly, also because it’s orange), I figured this would be a fun one to review from EdenFantasys.
The Taurus (which is a Fun Factory Generation 1 toy) comes in a blue box, visible through the front window. The back is closed by magnets, and contains product information on each of the three grey panels, including care and cleaning Inside the package are the Taurus, instruction booklet, and sample of Toyfluid lubricant.
This really is a cute vibrator. Have I said it’s orange? It’s a glorious color for sex toys, and really makes this one appealing. The shape is standard, with the Taurus standing about 7 1/2″ high. It’s insertable up to 6 1/2″ with a maximum diameter of 1 1/2″. The silicone is soft, and just a bit squishy, but while it has drag to the surface it’s not at all tacky. The top portion is flexible, while the rest of the shaft is rigid and you can feel the vibrator inside.
Being named Taurus implies this looks like a bull, and indeed it does in a stylistic way. The tip of the vibrator is the blunt nose of the bull, and two bulges swing down to form the definition between the cheeks and the rest of the head. These swirls join in a V on the bottom side, and looking at the Taurus this way, it resembles a circumsized penis. Two longer swirls fun down from the nose on the top and separate and join to form the bull’s horns. These swirls and ridges provide some interesting texture, although it’s by no means overwhelming during use.
Being a Generation 1, the Taurus has a simple, “old-school” style battery compartment, black with a bottom red dial. The cap takes a 1/4 counter clockwise turn to remove and access the battery compartment. The Taurus takes 2 AA batteries, one facing up and the other facing down.
The red dial on the bottom is easy to turn (somewhat too easy), and dials this Bull from low to high vibrations. Because of the size and location of the vibrator inside, on low the Taurus vibrates most strongly in the middle of the shaft. When turned to high, the vibrations transmit nicely into the head and nose. They are moderate to highly strong and a bit throbby, though mostly buzzy. They are also a bit on the loud side. Not so loud that you’d think your partner was using a chainsaw in the bedroom – some background sound like a TV or radio, or a low fan, would adequately mask the sound the Taurus makes.
The Taurus is phthalates-free and non porous, and is easy to clean with mild soap and warm water, but do take care not to get water too close to the base as it isn’t a waterproof vibe. If the base needs cleaning, wiping it with a wet cloth should do the trick. Since the Taurus is silicone, only water-based lubricants are safe to use.
So, Did it Work? I like the Taurus. The color was a huge draw, and I like the stylized design of this. It’s a bit on the thin side for me, but it’s easy and comfortable to use. While the low vibrations don’t do much for me, on high they are strong enough to feel sumptuous inside. I like the blunt nose on this bull as well. It’s firm with just a bit of squish, and it feels good pressing on my clit with the vibrations on high. They’re enough to get me to orgasm, although they don’t get me there as fast as other toys.
The dial base on the Taurus is my least favorite part. It’s not that this vibrator only has steady vibrations – I don’t mind toys that only have steady because that’s often what I use them on. The dial is just a bit too easy to turn. Even when grasping this on the side, my hand will move against it and change the strength of the vibrations. A bit harder to twist would make this quite a bit better. My husband had some trouble with this as well, as he had this idea to twist the Taurus, and his hand kept turning them down.
Overall, the Taurus is a fun vibe, with moderate vibrations and a great look. It’s one you’ll enjoy if you like medium sized vibrators and steady vibrations.
Thank you to EdenFantasys for sending this to me for free to review! If you’d like to try this one, or find the Fun Factory Astrovibe in your astrological sign, you can purchase yours from EdenFantasys by clicking the widget below.
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