From the moment I opened the shipping box I was impressed! The Ophoria Bliss 1 Mini Vibe is very professionally, respectfully and discreetly packaged. There is nothing on the box that screams “sex toy”; no nudity, obscene tag lines, cheesy images or cheap box. To be honest, if I didn’t already know what was in the box, I would expect to see it on the shelves of a big chain department store like Eatons or Sears (I’m in Canada, so those are the ones I know). That said, you can rest assured that if you purchased the Bliss 1 and someone was to come across the box by accident, you wouldn’t have any cause for embarrassment.
One of the questions I am most commonly asked when it comes to adult toys is where and how to store them safely so no one will find them… with the handy and discreet box that the Bliss 1 comes with you don’t have to worry; when you’re done using it just place it back in the box and tuck it into the back of a drawer or closet for safe keeping ~ problem solved!
As for the stats, measuring only 5” in length and 1.25” at its widest point the Bliss 1 is a rather small clitoral stimulator (which could also be used internally for those who wish to), especially for how powerful it is.
While a “firm” product in nature, the Bliss 1 is coated in a soft (almost velvety in feel) yet squishy, medical grade silicone making it both hygienic and very easy to care for. For those of you that are sensitive to Latex or other chemicals, not to worry, it’s hypoallergenic, phthalate free, latex free and body safe.
While it could be easily used for internal stimulation (or vaginally during double penetration – never anally as it doesn’t have a base), the Bliss 1 is fantastic for clitoral stimulation or to comfortably stimulate the vulva; especially due to it’s length, making stimulation of the inner lips and clit (at the same time) quite easy. It’s also great for clitoral stimulation during partner play, as it is soft enough and small enough to fit between partners during intercourse delivering the clitoral stimulation that some females require (about 70% of women need clitoral stimulation) to achieve and orgasm.
The controls of the Bliss 1 are very easy to manipulate; simply press the button located at the bottom once to activate it, then to run through the 9 vibrational settings continually click the button (every time you click it you will go to the next setting) until you find a setting you like. To turn it off, simply hold the button for 5 seconds and it quickly stops. Again I have to say how big a fan I am of products that turn of at the touch of a button rather then having to run through all the settings to stop ~ it’s such a time saver, not to mention easier on your batteries!
As for the vibrations of the Bliss 1 there are 9 in total; a low rumble, pulsation, escalation (2 speeds), throbbing (2 speeds), medium and high speed vibe, as well as one that is a mixture of everything. That said, if you are someone who like a variety of settings this is definitely a fantastic product for that!
Inserting the 2AAA batteries is also very easy; just twist the bottom cap slightly and it should pop off without much effort. Insert your batteries, twist the cap back on and you’re good to go.
In regard to lubes, because this is a silicone toy you’re going to want to use a water based lube only. If you use a silicone lube it will bond with the product over time and cause it to break down. As I’ve said before, one of the great things with silicone toys is the fact they are non porous and therefore won’t absorb any bacteria. By using a silicone lube you basically defeat the whole purpose.
As for cleaning, because the Bliss 1 is made of silicone it can easy be cleaned by using a mild (non film forming) soap and rinsing well with water, or giving it a quick spray with toy cleaner.
When trying to find a negative with the product I’ll be very honest, I had a hard time. This product is not only easy to use, virtually silent, body safe, phthalate free, easy to care for and discreet, but it’s also a product that could easily last a life time. That said, the only things I could think of were that for those of you who need a really powerful vibe (think of the Hitachi Magic Wand) to achieve an orgasm, this might not be enough for you. Other then that it isn’t waterproof, but to easily remedy that you could get creative and place it inside a condom and tie a knot at the bottom (opening of the condom) which would make the Bliss 1 usable in the bath, shower, jacuzzi or any other fun scenario you could think of.
All in all the Bliss 1 by Ophoria is a fantastic product that I would suggest to those who are new to sex toys, a more advanced user (if they don’t need a strong vibe), or anyone who is looking for a well made product that’s built to last.
For those of you interested the Bliss 1 can be purchased safely and discretely from SexToy.com where you’ll find a large selection of Vibrators and other great sex toys that great companies like Ophoria make.
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