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Posted on May 29, 2010 by

I saw this new vibrator on Babeland’s website and, considering my fondness for bullet vibrators, I just had to give it a try. It’s also a very economical toy with a price tag of $20.00 currently and made by Doc Johnson, who typically makes nice toys that don’t break the bank.
When this vibrator arrived, I was a bit surprised that the bullet was as small as it was. I hadn’t paid attention when requesting it and was expecting a larger bullet, more in line with what is typical for a bullet vibrator. This vibrator has a lovely petite bullet of 1.3”x .66”. Of course the specifications of the vibration told me the size all along. Guess you can tell my mind wasn’t on size comparison.

The vibrator came packaged in a clamshell I actually was able to open without taking out the scissors – already a big plus in my book. Even taking the controller into account, it’s small and light without feeling cheap or fragile. I found it as well-finished as I’m used to from Doc Johnson products and wanted to call special attention to the little collar at the top of the bullet that is probably designed to make the vibrator waterproof but which should also help to prevent the death encountered by many, many bullet vibrators – the fraying-from-cord-traction death. Repeat after me… “The cord is NOT a handle.”

A quick bath in toy cleaner took care of any chemical or mold release on the surface, not that I could see or feel any, and I discovered that the elegant, slim case for the controller and wet hands did not bode well for being able to open it to insert batteries. I finally had to break out the jar opener tool again but I did prevail, inserted the two AAA batteries called for and resealed the waterproof battery compartment (but not so tightly it would take me ten minutes to open again).

When I relaxed and fired up the Teardrop Bullet Vibe, I was very happy to discover this is a relatively quiet vibrator. Finally, here’s one that could be explained away as an electric razor or electric toothbrush! Maybe only parents with very curious small children that creep about at odd hours would be so thrilled, but I was. My partner was annoyed that I’d been playing with it without him and he’d not even heard it from the next room.

The vibration itself is quite strong but a bit more “high-pitched” than my true preference. I tend to like vibrators that feel more throb and less buzz but it was quite capable of taking me from curious to orgasm in short order. The shape and size of the bullet did make manual maneuvering a bit of a trick as there was a strong tendency to use the cord as a handle – a no-no if you want your bullet vibrator to last for any length of time. And, yes, that IS experience talking.

I found this vibrator truly came into its own when I tucked it against my clit and between my labia, then closed my legs. Add in some hip motion and belly-dance moves and it was a terrific way to tease myself to another orgasm. It would also work well in a seated position and using it during sex with my partner was a terrific addition without having to resort to weird angles to make enough room to reach my clit easily.

I didn’t try inserting this vibrator into my vagina, both because I prefer larger items for insertion and because my partner’s section of the headboard was barren of condoms when I was playing. Like all bullet vibrators, I strongly encourage tucking them inside a condom if you are going to insert them so you can use the condom to retrieve them with and not risk the previously mentioned death.

If you like bullet vibrators and are looking for one a bit easier to play with while sitting or if you have panties or clothing on, this may be a great choice for you. It has the power to spare and the quietness to be reasonably unobtrusive. If you are looking for a powerful bullet vibrator and only like the heavy throbbing of the larger ones, this may not be the toy for you.

The Teardrop Bullet Vibe would also be a great choice for someone looking for one of their first toys who prefers smaller insertables or who wants to stick to a budget. It’s a terrific buy for the price and the ability to use it in the shower or in wet environments is an added plus.
While perhaps not my daily “go to” bullet for a quick orgasm before work, this vibrator has definitely won a place in my keeper basket just for it’s ability to be used without my hands but for the small size that makes it fun with a partner during intercourse.

Teardrop Bullet Vibe
Material: Hard Plastic
Powered by: 2 AAA batteries (not included)
Waterproof: Yes
Recommended Cleaning: Anti-bacterial soap or toy cleaner
Recommended Lube: Any
Care: Clean thoroughly after each use and remove batteries when not in use. Allow to dry fully before storing. Do not use the cord to remove or manipulate the bullet as it can fray and cause the vibrator to fail.
Babeland Buy Link

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Note: This item was provided for review by Babeland and buy links point back to that provider. This review was originally published in September 2009 as part of my “Out of the Toy Box” column for the Erotic Readers and Writers Association but has been re-edited for this blog. Photographs are courtesy of Babeland.

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