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Posted on May 29, 2010 by

(Note: This item is no longer available on Babeland’s website but you may be able to find it elsewhere, if you look around.)

I specifically chose the Tuyo to review because I was really curious about this unusual toy. I wasn’t sure what to expect or even how I might use it but I know you’ll be thankful that I took on the challenge for you. Really. Now, despite the passing resemblance to a ball used in pool or baseball, I don’t advise throwing it — even in fun.

This toy actually arrived while I was embroiled in some other issues and I didn’t get a chance to open it for days – despite the pestering, hints and campy pouting from my partner. I finally relented and opened it to find a lovely satin-lined box fitted hold the pearlescent white plastic and pink silicon orb. It’s hard to judge from the pictures but the Tuyo is three inches in diameter – the size of a baseball. It looked a lot more like a pastel Christmas tree ornament – something I’d never considered to be sexy before. I fear my holiday views may have been permanently warped.

After a bit of work (it’s a tad difficult to hold onto, being a sphere), I got the Tuyo open and inserted the required trio of AAA batteries. The battery compartment is sealed with a rubber o-ring to make it splashproof and the threads were fine enough that I had to take care to insure I didn’t cross thread it. I don’t even want to contemplate trying to remedy that – even with my partner’s love of “fixing” things…. I highly recommend inserting the batteries before you wash the Tuyo, however.

Once I’d washed and dried it, I started to explore the Tuyo. It’s controlled by a recessed button on one end, covered by a silicon shield and each time you press the button, the vibrator cycles through 3 different speeds and 5 different patterns. I found out that there didn’t seem to be a shortcut to turn it off when my youngest asked what the sounds were coming from my bedroom. I’m still not sure he bought the “shaving my legs” excuse – he may merely be too polite to call me on it.

The Tuyo is pretty loud. Not Magic Wand loud but definitely calls attention to itself. I also discovered that, although the vibrations are fairly strong, they seem to be somewhat diffuse – maybe because of the ball shape.

Later (and after my son was in bed), I took the vibrator out to actually play with it. A few minutes later, I realized this was an unusual toy that I needed to really experiment with. The ball shape turned out to be a lot of fun to roll over my breasts and graze my nipples with but it was a bit large to easily rub between my legs. A bit of inspiration provided a new solution, however, it was great to nestle between my legs while sitting up – in fact it later turned out to be a nice accessory to reading or watching porn. The diffuse vibrations didn’t bring me to an orgasm but were a lot of fun anyway.

When used with my partner, we actually had more fun using it almost as a foreplay accessory than during actual intercourse. A few attempts to sandwich it between us led to a fit of the giggles and tossing it off on the floor. Important safety tip – do not leave the Tuyo on and unattended. It WILL get itself into spots it may be difficult to retrieve it from and which may terrorize your feline housemates.

The silicon band around the Tuyo did provide a nice gripping surface and since the bottom of the ball holds the motor and vibrates the most, it’s handy for manipulation. I’m not sure, despite the fact it’s quite beautiful and well-made, the Tuyo will be a constant companion. The lack of ability to really give me an orgasm and the unusual shape make it fun to play with but better as a preliminary course.

If you like playing and experimenting, the Tuyo may make a nice toy for you. If you need or want strong vibrations and good control of the application of them, the Tuyo may not be for you. I would, however, recommend it as a great couple’s toy for luxurious and unhurried foreplay and teasing. It’s not a cheap toy, however, so it may well not be for everyone.

Tuyo Vibromasseur

Material: Hard Plastic, Stainless Steel, Silicone
Powered by: 3 AAA batteries
Waterproof: No – Splashproof only
Recommended Cleaning: Anti-bacterial soap or silicon-safe toy cleaner. Do not immerse.
Recommended Lube: Water-based
Care: Clean thoroughly after each use and remove batteries when not in use. Allow to dry thoroughly before storing.
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 May 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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