I was delighted when the fantastic folks at GoodVibes decided to send me the Lustre Vibe vibrator to review. First, it’s a pretty lavender color, which I adore. Secondly, it takes on both shapes of a heart and a diamond, which made me giggle (green clovers, blue moons, pink balloons…..anyone?).
With that bit of silliness out of the way, let’s proceed. Made by DocJohnson, the packaging was a typical plastic box with tray inside. It does not contain trashy images of naked women on the box (always appreciated), so I’ve kept it around for storage.
This vibrator is made of TPR, which means, while it’s phthalate free and hypoallergenic, it is a fairly porous material. So, if you plan to share, use a condom. Also, remember that TPR is compatible with only water based lubes. Using silicone based lube will destroy your toy.
To clean, toy wipes or some soap and water will do the trick.
The bottom portion, where the battery compartment is located, is made of plastic. The length of the vibe is 5 1/2″, with 4″ of insertable length. The diameter, at it’s widest point, is 1 3/4″. Because of the unique flared shape, anal insertion is fine. However, remember that this toy can’t be sterilized, so make sure to put a condom on it first.
The Lustre Vibe is waterproof and uses two AAA batteries (not included) . The controls could not be simpler; the heart on the bottom twists to increase/decrease vibrations or to turn it off, with the vibrations coming from the entire length of the diamond.
At it’s highest setting, I found the vibrations to be pretty weak. I tried this vibe both in the shower and out, and I found myself getting……..bored. After about 15 minutes of direct clit contact, I put new batteries in to see if maybe that would help. No. It didn’t. I also tried inserting it and I found the shape to be kind of weird. While it didn’t feel uncomfortable, it really didn’t stimulate anything that would bring me closer to an orgasm.
Not to be deterred, I pulled out my new glass dildo (that has made me squirt every time), and used it along with the Twisted Hearts Lust. That helped for sure and I was able to get off in less than five minutes.
So, the verdict for me is that this toy is great for teasing , but I was not able to climax without additional epic g-spot stimulation. It’s well made, it’s attractive, it’s waterproof; for beginners, this would be a great toy. However, for this veteran, it left something to be desired.
Want to try one for yourself?
Thanks to the great people at GoodVibes, a sex shop I really trust, for giving me the opportunity to review this toy!