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Review: WeVibe’s Tango

DSC_0228Ah, the Tango. Every single blogger has reviewed this toy. Every single one has owned this icon. There is good reason for it’s abundance. It is the bullet vibe to end all bullet vibes.

When I think “bullet vibe”, my mind goes to a cheap, looks like a giant pill type toy that tortures my clit with surface vibrations to weak to work and buzzes my hand to numbness in 20 seconds. I have never quite understood their purpose, where they would excel. They are not great on their own when I could get something with a handle for better hold and positioning. They are not great in toys because their vibrations never seem strong enough to carry through and be effective. They don’t stay put on their own. They just seemed like poorly designed throw away toys. The Tango is not this type of toy. Toss out all your preconceived notions about bullet vibes. This is not a bullet vibe. Sure, it may fit into that demographic, but it is in its own category.

I originally bought the Tango explicitly to use in my new Fuze dildo in my harness. The Fuze took a vibe and I figured if I was going to buy a bullet vibe (note my aforementioned distain…) I figured I should invest in a good one. The Tango had a cult following and was made by WeVibe so I took the chance. It fit into my new toy and I figured that would be the extent of my usage. For the record, it is great in my Fuze. The vibrations carry beautifully through the silicone and do wonderful things when I wear my harness. It really increases the pleasure of strap on play for me.

Those vibrations are what make the Tango so different. Most bullet vibes I have tried are akin to the cheap Pocket Rocket I bought at a Spencer’s in high school. Buzzy. Surface. Almost irritating after a bit. Certainly will numb your bits. Either that or they aren’t strong enough at all. Barely enough to get you going. The perfect amount to frustrate you. Again, not the Tango. The vibrations are deep. Most describe them as rumbly. I am not sure I would say they are rumbly, but they do resonate deep into my pelvis. It seems to stimulate not just the external tissue but the erectile tissue under the surface as well. It almost elicits two sensations that way. The deeper “rumbly” one and the external buzz. Yummy stuff for sure. It was amazingly mind blowing with my Comet wand. Internal, external, subcutaneous. All sorts of delicious feelings and a hell of an orgasm.

DSC_0233The Tango is one of the few non-silicone toys I own. It is made of a body safe ABS plastic. It is still phthalate and latex free. It is a hard plastic though as opposed to a soft silicone. I believe the material and shape of the toy play a huge roll in its power. The vibrations carry very easily through firm plastic. No power is lost traveling through silicone. You get it on full throttle. And the shape is not only cute (I feel like a lipstick shaped vibe can only be described as “cute”) it is absolutely functional. You can use the full length of the toy for very broad stimulation, the flat side of the tip for more directed sensation, or the very tip for pinpoint accuracy. I like a toy with options. It is slim and easy to handle and maneuver.

Another thing that surprised me about this toy is that my hand doesn’t go numb holding it. I really thought it would! Especially with the strength of the toy. But I guess that is just another sign of the quality of the vibrations. They aren’t so buzzy that your nerves shut down. I can hold it during sex and not finding it distracting!

The Tango is waterproof (hello hot tub party…) and rechargeable. It charges with a magnetic USB charger. I have found it holds a charge for the advertised 2 hour window. I have not run it completely out of power yet so I am not sure how long it would go. I do appreciate the low power warning light though! As a woman haunted by batteries dying at the most inopportune time, I like that I know the end is near. Plug in or deal with the frustration. It is a great feature. It has 8 vibration modes/patterns so you won’t get bored, although I am pretty classic. I like it steady. But even there they have me covered with 4 levels of intensity. DSC_0236

Obviously I realized I was very wrong to judge all bullet style vibes the same. The Tango is a very welcome addition to my kit. It is so portable it may just live in my purse. You never know when I may stumble upon a party…

First Impressions of the We-Vibe 4

I had read mixed reviews of the We-Vibe 4, but I was super excited to try it anyway. Before I was better educated on the dangers of some sex toy materials (read more about that here) I loved cheap vibrating rings. I loved that I could have sex in varying positions and get the clitoral stimulation I needed. It was a toy Dr. R and I could really share. So, when I started looking into couples vibrators, I had high hopes. I bit the bullet, ordered the toy, and anxiously awaited the delivery man.

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-rechargeable with a sleek charging station.
The day it came I couldn’t wait to put the kids to bed. Woohoo! New toys!! Then I realized I had to charge it for 4 hours first. Dun dun dun. I should have known that. Anyone who has reached for a vibrator only to hear the disappointingly sad buzz of low batteries knows that the rechargeable feature is well worth the initial charge. So, I plugged it in and waited until the next day. It comes with a great little case/charging station that you could easily keep on a side table, plugged in, and totally incognito. There it sat. Awaiting the next night.
-matte, smooth silicone
The toy is body safe, easily cleanable, and doesn’t collect fuzz. The surface is super smooth and comfortable when in use.
-the vibrations gave me a proper orgasm
Since having my kids, I just can’t get off by clitoral stimulation alone. Vibes generally don’t work well for me unless they are very strong, and then, the quality if the orgasm is…meh. It’s sort of spastic and not super satisfying. Not the case here! The vibrations aren’t super buzzy and I didn’t feel the need to flinch away once I came.
-we can use it together
It was not uncomfortable at all once Dr. R was in there. I was afraid I’d feel it rub the front of me, but nope! The vibrations didn’t do much for him (vibrators generally don’t though. That’s not specific to this toy) but they didn’t bother him at all.

-it’s a bit short for me
I’m a tall woman and I’ve had the issue with some rabbit vibes and the like that my physiology doesn’t quite match up. The clitoral vibrator doesn’t QUITE reach. When I was on top, I could sort of grind onto it and make it work.
-it doesn’t stay in place
I’m not sure how I thought it would but it moves around quite a lot. I expected it would shift side to side. It wants to expel itself though. It’s as if the elbow is too firm and the “C” wants to squeeze shut. Maybe that goes back to the shape of me.
-the motor isn’t super strong.
As I stated above, this is a positive and a negative. I wouldn’t be able to use this just as a vibrator alone.
-the remote didn’t always work
When the toy was between us, the toy didn’t respond to the remote, but the button on the toy is easy to reach.

Since our initial testing, DR. R used the toy on me as a vibrator. He used his fingers to apply pressure to the internal G spot vibrator. That was good. Almost better than using it during intercourse. Overall, it is a very high quality toy that I’m excited to experiment with further!