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Leaf Life Vibrator

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Like all the toys in the Leaf line of silicone sex toys, the Leaf Life features an organic design and verdant tone that justifies at least one part of its marketing as a green or eco-friendly vibrator. The color is more than a little reminiscent of the Fun Factory palate of colors, and it's design offers a pared down version of that company's classic Laya Spot Vibrator with a few worth while additions, like a fully silicone skin and a more powerful, rechargeable battery.

Aside from the look and feel of the toy - which are enough to recommend it - Leaf Life offers a simple and welcome innovation in its control mechanism. There's one button to push. Hold it down to increase the vibration, touch it once more to turn it off, and tap it three times to lock it for safer sex toy traveling.

Leaf Life comes at a significant cost, and while it's possible to get the same (or better) quality and power for the price, if you've got the budget, Leaf Life offers a complete package that you may just fall for.

Leaf Life Vibrator Inside and Out

A compact vibrator designed for clitoral stimulation, Leaf Life has a 100% silicone exterior. It's around 4" long and 1 1/2" in diameter, and has a strong multi-speed motor that can be adjusted with relatively subtle levels of power. The motor is powered by a permanent rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. It runs for over 2 hours on a single charge and takes about two hours to fully charge.

The vibrator is fully immersible, safe for use in the bathtub or shower, which also makes it very easy to clean. The toy comes with a one year warranty from the manufacturer.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • The discreet design will work well for people who are concerned about prying eyes (or hands) and those who are turned off by sex toys that represent the human form.
  • More powerful motor than most battery-powered toys of similar shape and design.
  • Single push button mechanism makes for easy use, locking mechanism means the toy is safe to travel with.
  • Rechargeable, so no need to buy (and then throw out) batteries.
  • Given the power of the motor, it is relatively quiet when in use.

Cons

  • People who are genuinely concerned about the environment may be turned off by the obvious green washing in the marketing.
  • The single button control doesn't allow you to reduce the strength of vibration, only shut the vibrator off.
  • The price will be out of reach for many.

Tips on Using Leaf Life Vibrator

One of the benefits of the toy may also be a drawback for some, and that is the single button control. When you push once the motor begins to buzz. As you keep your finger pressed down the speed increases. If you press once more the motor turns off. The lack of multiple vibration modes and multiple buttons eliminates the possibility of accidentally changing speeds while you're using it. And most people don't reduce the speed during use, but for someone who wants to be able to increase AND decrease the speed, the Leaf Life vibrator poses a problem because you need to power it down completely before turning it back on. This would only take a second, but the interruption could be, well, interrupting.

For this reason you may want to always start on a low speed, and work up gradually.

While it may have been designed with clitoral stimulation in mind, the shape of the body of the toy makes it wonderful for focused stimulation on any part of the body. The wider curve in the middle of the toy transmits the vibrations well, and the toy easily fits in the palm of most hands, allowing for simultaneous skin to skin touch and vibration.

The tip of the Leaf Life is perfect for stimulating the clitoris, nipples, frenulum, perineum, or any part of the body where sensation can be felt in a small area. What's nice about the design is that its flowing form encourages movement. Don't think about just pressing down and leaving the toy in one area. Let it run along the body, twirl in circles around a spot that seems promising, use it to gently tap on other parts of the body.

Care and Cleaning

The Leaf Life vibrator is made of silicone, so never use a silicone based lubricant as it will damage the surface of the vibrator.

Because the Leaf is fully waterproof you can immerse the toy to clean it with warm water and mild soap. Then leave it to dry before putting the toy away.

Do not use the vibrator while you are charging it.

Disclosure: A review sample of this product was provided by Babeland.com. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.

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