I like cutesy toys that do less than cutesy things. Take a look at my dildo collection and you’ll hear me say “I don’t use this, I just think it’s cute”1Marge Simpson gif 99% of the time. So, of course, when Cloud 9 Novelties approached me, my eye was immediately drawn to a cute lil vibe shaped like a mushroom: The Cloud 9 Mushroom Shaped Personal Health and Wellness Massager. For the sake of my sanity and keyboarding skills, let’s call it The Mushroom Vibe.
HOW THIS TOY WORKS
The Mushroom Vibe is 2.36” long, 2.46” wide (at the base of the head), and about 1.5” tall. It’s designed as an external vibe and shaped like (you guessed it) a mushroom. The Mushroom Vibe is coated in a slightly draggy purple silicone, except for the base with its operational button, where the silicone is white. The back of the base features a DC input and battery recycling information.
Hold down the button on the base to turn the Mushroom Vibe on or off. Once on, you can press the button twice to increase the power level. The third press starts a series of five patterns. Turning off the toy will send it back to the lowest power setting the next time you use it.
According to the manual, the toy takes 1-2 hours to charge for up to 1 hour of use.
HOW I USE THIS TOY
To be frank, I didn’t have high hopes for this little ‘shroom. If I don’t recognize the brand or assess the motors’ power in person, I usually don’t expect much from a new toy. The Mushroom Vibe met those low expectations. The quality of vibration is buzzy and surface level. Getting off required humping it and I’m honestly not sure if the vibration made a difference at that point. Like with other buzzy toys, the motor felt less powerful when pressed up against it than it did in my hand.
The unique “shaft” of the toy means I can hold it between two fingers (vs. having to grip it), which means this style of hold could definitely be better for folks with limited dexterity.
For a whimsical vibe or if you’re really into fae-play, you can find the Mushroom Vibe for $36 by foraging at Cloud 9’s website. If you’re looking for something more powerful with a similar grip style, check out the Aria Mi Rechargeable bullet from Early to Bed.
LUBE & CLEANING
The Mushroom vibe is coated in silicone and can react with silicone lube. I recommend doing a spot test or using water based lube.
Silicone can be dipped (carefully, avoiding the DC input where it charges!) in a 10% bleach solution to disinfect. You can also clean it with soap and water.
- Cute style
- Not the weakest thing I’ve ever used
- Aesthetically pleasing addition to my collection
- Easy to hold
- Pretty weak though tbh
- Similar function available in other toys
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