This month’s Sexpert review is one of the new products from the Love Rider line, the Love Rider Butterfly Bliss Complete Strap-On System.
The Run Down:
- Toy Type: Strap-on; Vibrator; Out-ie
- Manufacturer: California Exotic Novelties
- Materials: Silicone
- Size: Butterfly – 3.5″ in length, 3″ in width; Straps -20″ circumference thighs, 42″ circumference waist
- Price: $42.99
- Pros: Cute; Silicone; Adjustable straps
- Cons: Lint magnet; Difficult to clean; Extremely buzzy; A tad pricey; Not plus sized
- Intensity: 3/5
- Volume: 2/5
- Overall Rating: 1/5
- Recommended: No, unless you really want a silicone strap-on vibrator that’s very buzzy
The butterfly and controller
There is little to say about the packaging. It comes in the white cardboard box that has an image of the product on the front. The side has an image of the toy with bubbles pointing to the various features and the back lists the features in five different languages.
There are three main parts to the Butterfly Bliss, the straps, the controller, and the butterfly. The butterfly is the main part of the toy that vibrators. It is approximately 3.5″ in length and 3″ in width. It has wings and little antenna and has nubs along the inside of the body that will be in contact with the vulva. The material is silicone, but unlike some of the CalExotics silicone lately, it is a bit of a lint/fur magnet. It is also a pain to clean, especially if you use some water-based lube. The inside has the nubs that will need to be scrubbed and the back has many groves as part of the design. Not only that, but the straps attach to the butterfly and they cannot be removed. There are three sets of straps, two to go around each thigh and one around the waist. The thigh straps are approximately 20″ in maximum circumference and the waist strap is about 42″ in maximum circumference. The straps are a bit stretchy, so you can stretch them a bit, but unfortunately the thigh straps are too small for my thighs. I had hoped I would be able to remove the straps and reattach them in different configurations but they have notches that prevent you from pulling the straps out of the plastic adjusters. I could get the waist strap to fit, but the thighs were much too tight. I attempted to hook the thigh straps between the legs to the plastic adjusters in the back, but it did not stay properly.
The nubs on the inside (PITA)
The last part is the controller. It is on a cord that is about 25.5″ long and the controller itself is 3″ and 1.75″. There are two buttons, one that turns it on and the other that changes the speed and the patterns. The back of the controller opens up to insert the two AAA’s. There is an O-ring, but I would not risk completely submerging the toy, especially because it has the cord that does not seem that sealed. There are 7 functions with 3 steady speeds and 4 pulsing and escalating patterns. It’s a medium strong vibration, but they are extremely buzzy. So much so that it was uncomfortable and very ticklish for me.
Overall, the Love Rider Butterfly Bliss just did not work for me. The thigh straps were too tight and the vibrations were way too buzzy. The first time I turned it on, I squealed and jumped and turned it right back off because of how buzzy it is. If you have larger thighs or waist, you will not be able to comfortably use it as a strap-on vibrator. In addition, it is also a lint magnet and a pain to clean because of the nubs, groves, and straps. It’s also a tad on the expensive side. however, if you are looking for a silicone strap-on vibrator and do not mind that it is buzzy, it would not be a bad addition. I have seen no other strap-on vibrators like this that are silicone.
*This review was sponsored by California Exotic Novelties, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*