Disclaimer: This post is adult in nature and therefore only intended for a mature audience.
Papaya Toys is a company I am really excited about. While I did see a review of one of their toys on one of the blogs I read religiously, I didn’t take a closer look at them until I received the opportunity to try out their products for myself. And I am so glad I did.
When I pulled their website up I did immediately look through their line of products, which include four different intriguing, unique and high-quality vibrators, but after that I took a look at their commitment to quality and if one thing is very apparent about Papaya Toys from the get-go, it’s that they care. They care about their products and the way they are manufactured, about their collaborators, about the environment and mostly, about their customers. They have such a refreshing and inspiring way of business that I truly hope more companies out there in the sex toy industry catch on and take some helpful tips. The entire industry would be better for it.
Papaya Toys use only the highest-grade materials in their products, so you know that they are completely body-safe. To make sure that their products will do what they are intended to and will work with and for your body, they have collaborated with sexual health professional Richard Wagner, also known as Dr. Dick, who has been in private practice as a sex therapist for over 30 years, and has also been involved in sex education and several sexual enrichment projects. He obviously knows what he’s talking about when it comes to attending to your sexual needs and desires, so if he is not only endorsing a company, but playing a rather significant role within it, you know they have to have a little sparkle that’s worth checking out.
I was given the opportunity to try out the Papaya Toys Turtle vibrator, being told that the Turtle is what most sex toy newcomers often choose from their selection. While I am not exactly a beginner when it comes to sex toys, I have only been using them for the last two years, which is a significantly short amount of time when you think about it. There is a great deal to discover about your body and about your sexual desires when you open yourself to it, which is why I do like featuring toys for beginners here. That, and if I can compel someone who had never thought about indulging in a sex toy before to go out and pick one up, I think I did my job as a fellow sexual being.
The Turtle came packaged in an elegant and visually appealing box that will house this vibrator until the end of time. I am in love with it. It has a beautiful design on the front as well as on the flap that lifts to display the Turtle nested in a groove it fits in perfectly. It also comes with a black silk pouch for safekeeping.
When I first opened the box, I was completely blown away by just the appearance of the Turtle. The packaging is gorgeous and the toy itself compliments it completely. I was a bit surprised by the size of the Turtle. Sure, I looked at the length measurement in its product description, but there’s something about reading 9.5 inches in length and then SEEING 9.5 inches in length that is so completely different. Or I just have a problem with measurements, which is extremely likely.
So, to give you an idea of just how long this vibrator is, here it is along my hand/wrist.
While it can definitely be a little overwhelming to some, especially those not experienced with sex toys, I was pleasantly surprised by the Turtle. It is super soft, made of 100% medical grade silicone, and firm enough to provide a decent amount of pressure if you hold it firmly against yourself but also soft enough to be comfortable, whether you use it internally or externally. It also has a little bit of give to it around the head which makes it able to bend slightly. Speaking of the head, the Turtle has a very interesting shape. It has a rounded head that tapers down into the shaft and once you get to the shaft, it gets thicker again. It is definitely long enough that it will reach very deeply in women who have longer vaginal canals as it measures around 6 1/2 inches in insertable length and you will also have a few inches left to effectively hold onto to thrust with.
The Turtle also has a bit of texture that looks really pretty, but also feels incredible. I usually can’t feel texture when using something internally, I always say my vagina is missing some sort of sensitivity component that makes it so that it will not feel or react to texture of any kind, but when used very slowly I could feel most of the lines and raised texture of the Turtle, which is the first time that has happened to me with a vibrator, so bonus points for you, Papaya Toys!
The Turtle takes two AA batteries that are inserted by twisting the bottom half of the vibrator off, which is located right above the ring of blue at the base. It has a removable battery compartment that you take out, put the batteries inside of it, put the compartment back inside the base of the vibrator and twist back on. It has very simple, yet also unique controls. The Turtle has three different pulsation variations, one is a straight-forward constant vibrations, another is a steady pulsation and the last is a seemingly-random-but-it-does-loop variation of pulsations. What makes the controls so unique is the fact that the intensity of each vibration can be increased and decreased with a push of a button and when you’re done using the Turtle, turn it off and put it away… the next time you take it out and turn it on, it will remember what setting you were on and the intensity of the vibration. The only problem I had with the controls of the Turtle–and it is a slight slip that is easily corrected–is that I accidentally push the button that changes the vibration and while that could be a major bonus for those who like unexpected variety, when it comes to my toys, I usually enjoy them most when they’re a constant vibration that is at its highest level of intensity–and the Turtle is no different.
I ended up using a lot of lube with this vibrator. It’s on the thicker side and may not be for total beginners or someone not used to having something inside of them, but if you’re just a beginner when it comes to sex toys, you really shouldn’t have a problem with its girth and it’s always wise to use a bit of water-based lube (no silicone lube, ever with this toy) when you’re playing with a toy anyway. The Turtle can make you feel a little sore if you thrust it vigorously for a long enough amount of time, but that really goes for any toy by any company out there, so I don’t think it’s a reflection on the Turtle in the least, but worth mentioning nonetheless.
To add to its amazing list of attributes, the Turtle is also completely waterproof and able to be fully submerged in water, so you can take it with you into the bath or shower. All in all, this is an amazing vibrator perfect for anyone at any level of experience when it comes to sex toys. You will love the tapered head that feels amazing when inserted, its girth is satisfying and will fill you up and its intensity is fabulous. It is also pretty amazing to use when you’re solely looking for clitoral stimulation. Definitely a great buy and when you purchase from Papaya Toys, you’re purchasing from a company that actually cares about what they are doing and take enormous pride in their selection of products, which is refreshing to say the least.
Papaya Toys also has a little something for you, dear reader. They are giving away a Papaya toy a week over on Facebook and all you have to do to enter to get one for yourself is comment on their wall that you want to win one. Cool, right?