I get lots of offers to review products, videos, books—most of which I decline. I’m not in the business of doing reviews, but every now and then something catches my eye that I think will appeal to you. This is one of those products. I met Robin Elenga at Catalyst Con earlier this year and took a look at his Revel Body SOL Sonic Vibrator. I was rushing around, getting ready for my presentation and didn’t really pay much attention. Robin contacted me in November to offer me one of the vibrators–hoping I might write about it. I promised to take a look, no commitments.
I received the Revel Body SOL and all the accessories as a gift; I was not paid to do the review—just so you know! I’ve given it a few solo test drives and feel comfortable recommending to you. I think it’s a great vibrator for women and men of any age, and I think it’s particularly well suited for older adults. The vibrator is about the size of a tennis ball and is ergonomically designed. When held in the palm of your hand (my hand in the above photo) the vibrator is easy to hold, no grasping or straining. You won’t find your hand or arm muscles cramping.
The Revel vibrator has 6 different vibration levels and 5 tips so you can find the speed and sensation that works for you. I found the 2nd level to be strong enough for my general use…you can play around to see what suits your preferences. There is a simple on button and on either side a – button and a + button. Not so easy to see but easy to feel with fingers, the minus button is concave, the plus is convex.
This is one of those toys that doesn’t require pressure—the pulsating motor actually works better when you use a very light touch, so you won’t have to push hard to get the sensation you need. But feel free to try all the options. I found that at lower speeds the pulsating, or pounding, action was more pronounced and quite nice. We each have preferences so you’ll have to figure it out for yourself. The video explains in great detail how it works, how to use the various tips and take care of your Revel Body SOL.
The standard package comes with the vibrator, the 3 tips you see here and the charger. I also got the carrying case and the additional two tips designed to be used in water. My tub isn’t working right now so I can’t report on the water play (which I hear is pretty fabulous…got to call the plumber!) but I did use one of those tips without water and enjoyed the sensation. The three basic tips, as you see in the photo allow you to change sensations and find the one that works for you. I like them all, though the Fawn, with its many little ‘fingers’, was my least favorite. It does work nicely on nipples!
One criteria for me in considering sex toys is how well they are suited for couples play. Using a vibrator during sex provides for clitoral stimulation that is missing during intercourse. As you know, most women need clitoral stimulation in order to have an orgasm. The size and shape of this toy makes it easy on the hands but won’t fit comfortably between the two of you in the missionary position. It could easily be used in other positions–on your knees with him coming in from behind or lying side by side in a spooning position. And of course as part of your overall sexual play before penetrative sex. The Revel Body SOL produces a variety of sensations and intensity levels–as the video notes, it works on nipples, inner thigh…any place where you want to give or receive pleasurable sensation. With 5 attachments you are able to do much more with the Revel Body SOL than the traditional vibrator.
This is a fairly expensive toy, selling at $139 on the maker’s website. I am a big fan of high-quality toys–they last longer, are made of safe materials, and make me feel good. The Revel Body comes with a 2-year warranty which is pretty rare in the toy industry. I can’t/won’t recommend cheap plastic products–if you’re going to indulge in your own sexual health don’t you deserve quality?
If you want additional information, you can check out the FAQ page and the main page for the Revel Body SOL. As a gift to you Robin has given me a discount code for you to use if you buy the toy through Amazon- The Revel Body SOL Sonic Vibrator with Travel Bag (this is an affiliate link). At checkout enter the promo code: X2H7FFDG, to get 30% off!
Let me know what you think. I think this would be the perfect sex toy for solo play and for couples. And, just as we have more than one pair of shoes, we need more than one sex toy. Every older woman should have a vibrator that is insertable, for vaginal health, as well as something that allows you to focus on your clitoris and overall body pleasure (and this does a nice job on tight neck muscles too). If you have a specific question that you’d like to ask privately, contact me at email@example.com.
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