Happy 2015! January here is starting off with crazy cold, snow, and lots of wind, so it’s a great time to hunker indoors and enjoy a few sex toys. This month, I’m back to rabbits, and I was excited to try out Cal Exotics’ Impress Tongue, with its interesting control pad, which I received free for review as part of their Sexpert program.
The Impress Tongue comes in a white box with the toy visible through a front window. A picture and product information are on the back. The box has a magnetic closure, making the box good for storage if you don’t mind it being visible through the lid. Inside the box, the Impress rests in a plastic tray, and under the tray are three small instruction manuals, one specific to the Impress Tongue operation.
This vibrator is made of silicone (except the battery cover, which is made of ABS plastic covered with a PU Cote) and comes in pink, blue, and purple. I received mine in pink, and it’s a bright, bubble-gum shade. The silicone is slick and smooth to the touch with no drag, and the tip and clit arm have just a bit of give when squeezed.
The Impress Tongue is a nice-looking rabbit vibrator, with sleek lines. It’s 9 1/2” long overall, with its shaft being flattened and broader than thick. The shaft is 4 1/4” insertable and about 1 1/2” across. The clit arm is 1 1/2” long, and about 1 1/4” wide, and is flexible out from the toy’s body. This vibrator has dual bullets, one located in the tip of the shaft, and one located in the clit arm.
On the back the toy is the battery compartment. The cover slides off, and 3 AAA batteries can easily be inserted. Once the battery lid is firmly seated back in place, the Impress Tongue is waterproof and can be used in the shower or tub.
The Impress Tongue has 3 buttons, as well as a pressure sensitive control pad. Below the clit arm, the top button is a dedicated on/off button, so you can get started or shut down in a hurry. It has an LED light behind the button to indicate when the toy is on. Below this button are two others. The left button is a pattern button – once the Tongue is turned on, pressing this button will cycle through 12 functions and patterns – some of these have both motors in sync, and others alternate between the shaft and arm. The control pad is essentially a large, squishy pad area below the buttons. When the Tongue is on any pattern, squeezing the pad hard will increase the intensity of the vibrations (depending on how hard you squeeze), and releasing the pad, or squeezing lightly, will lessen the vibration strength. If you like to vary the strength, you can squeeze and release during use. If, however, you like a certain intensity, simply press the right button once while still squeezing the pad – this will lock the Tongue on that intensity. To unlock, press the lock button again. The vibrations are somewhat buzzy, and they are musical, yet pretty quiet – any sort of background noise should hide the Tongue’s use.
This is an easy to clean vibrator: simply wash before use with antibacterial soap and warm water (or use toy wipes or a toy cleaner), then dry. It can be stored in its box, or in a toybag. Water-based lube is recommended; if you prefer silicone or hybrid lubes, do a spot test towards the bottom of the shaft first.
So, Does It Work? This is an interesting rabbit vibrator, with both pros and cons for me. I like the size and shape of the shaft quite a bit – it’s easy to insert and feels good inside. Having dual bullets is also good – the one in the shaft has a good placement for me. The clit arm is short for me – it needs to be just a bit longer to really hit my clit like it should. The dedicated on/off button is good, as I dislike having to hold a button for a few seconds to turn off a toy. Since this uses 3 AAA batteries, it isn’t a powerhouse in the vibration department, although the vibrations are decently strong, especially on high.
The big, new feature of this rabbit is, of course, the touch pad. I like this idea quite a bit – it’s a large pad, and it’s easy to squeeze. It’s fun to adjust the intensity up and down by squeezing and releasing. I do like that is has a lock button to lock the speed, but it is a bit tricky, especially initially, to hit the right button – I kept finding myself hitting the pattern button instead, which meant, if I didn’t like the pattern, I had to either cycle through or turn the toy off and then back on and cycle. Once I got the hang of it, it was easier to hit lock, but I think a different button placement might have worked better. I would love to try this pad on other toys.
Thank you to Cal Exotics for sending this to me for free to review as part of their Sexpert program! If you’re looking for a battery-powered rabbit with a variety of functions and intensity levels, moderately strong power, and moderate size, the Impress Tongue is a good one to check out. You can find the Tongue, and other vibrators in the Cal Exotics’ Impress line, at SheVibe.
This product was provided to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.