I wasn’t sure what to think when I first saw the Cleo Massager on Eden Fantasys. On the one hand I was intrigued by the unique design, impressed by the high quality silicone used, loved the fact that it was waterproof and thought it might be a great (and cheaper) alternative to The Cone.
On the other hand I wasn’t instantly convinced the shape would provide the right kind of stimulation, especially since it appeared rather large, bulky and seemed like it might not distribute the vibrations well.
Having finally had the opportunity to try it myself I can’t say for sure if I’m a fan. Don’t get me wrong I do like it, if I didn’t it would be in the Unapproved section of this blog. I just don’t know if I love it and after doing reviews for over 100 products, I’ve come to a point where I simply have to. What can I say, I’ve had my hands on some of the best intimate accessories around. Simply put – I’m spoiled. 😉
One thing I was very impressed with was the packaging, especially since it’s one thing that many new companies tend to get wrong. The box (pictured above left) consists of a lovely glossy black box with circular images, a small product write up and a thin peek-a-boo window to view the product. There’s nothing within the description that’s tacky, silly, inappropriate, rude or irresponsible. So if you’re looking for something that’s discreet, the Cleo Massager packaging delivers. Sure the cardboard used is a little cheap, but considering you’re just going to toss it in the recycling box, it’s not that big of a deal.
*a nice little addition is the products specs which can be found on the back in four different languages: English, French, German and Spanish.
Once out of the box you’ll find the product comes in two parts; the actual massager and the suction cup base. Of course you don’t have to use the base if you don’t want to, but it’s nice to know they thought of including it.
*for those of you wondering, the base allows it to suction to any flat surface whether it’s the bottom of the tub, side of the shower, tiled floor or otherwise. That way you can mount it in any location without the fear of it sliding around beneath you.
Cleo is crafted out of three different materials; rubber for the suction cup base, hard plastic for the battery cover and a lovely velvety smooth 100% medical grade silicone that’s soft, smooth, feels wonderfully luxurious and has absolutely no drag on the skin for the actual massager. As with all high end silicone products the body is non porous, hygienic, hypoallergenic, latex and phthalate free, while also being non toxic. In a nutshell, it’s body safe.
As I said in the beginning of the review, one of the most interesting aspects of the product is its unique design. It’s this shape and design that allows you to comfortably mount it and explore whether it’s rocking, grinding, gyrating or simply pressing against it for stimulation. Of course mounting isn’t the only option available; Cleo can be held and rested against the clitoris for a whole other form of stimulation. When it comes to males it’s a fantastic product for stimulating the perineum (space between the balls and anus) during masturbation, or used by anyone on the anus. If those don’t really work for you there’s also the option of using it as a massager on your shoulders, neck or lower back, with the groove in the middle providing a nice curve to hug the body.
*While it’s not meant for vaginal or anal insertion, the tips of either of the raised bumps could be inserted while the clitoris or penis is stimulated manually by hand or another product.
Specs: length 4 3/4″, circumference 15″, diameter 1 3/4″, weight 13 oz
Operating the product is actually rather simple, even though it looks quite alien. Located beneath the smaller bump/ridge you’ll find the word ONO stenciled into the silicone, with a (-) minus and (+) plus symbol inside of each letter ‘O’. To turn it on simply press down the (+) sign and it begins rumbling at a low frequency. Clicking the (+) sign again will take the product to the next speed and so forth. Once you’ve run through the 8 steady yet increasing vibrations, pressing the (+) button again takes you to the first of its seven programmed stimulation modes. To run through the different modes just hold down the (+) button for 2 seconds. To either go down in the speeds or modes just press the (-) button, to turn it off just hold down the (-) button.
*In regard to the modes you’ve got everything from pulses to roller coaster, escalation to a kind of random ‘free for all’ mode.
If you’re looking for a fantastic product to take on trips, Cleo is actually pretty amazing. For one thing the shape and design is very, very unique so you won’t have to worry about someone knowing what it is. On top of that it can be locked to prevent it from turning on accidentally while in your luggage. To lock the product simply hold the (-) and (+) signs down simultaneously until the LED light blinks once and fades. Your toy can be unlocked by performing the same action again. I have to admit, it’s pretty cool!
One of the other things Cleo has going for it is the minimal noise it has to offer; while it does emit a base like rumble, it won’t be heard through a closed door or over the running faucet within a shower or bath which makes it great for dorm, roommate or coupled living arrangements.
When it came to the vibrations I found they were moderate strength and lent more toward a deep rumbling hum than the typical surface vibe found in many products. Having said that, for those of you that ike intense and higher pitched vibrations you’ll likely find yourself dissatisfied. On the other hand if you do enjoy deep vibrations, or if you simply find yourself very sensitive, this may just be a fantastic product.
In regard to the batteries, simply unscrew the base and pop in 3 AA batteries and screw the cap back on. My only suggestion here is to make sure the cover is screwed on properly so that any lube or water (for bath/shower use) won’t get inside and corrode/rust the metal.
As for lubes, I’d only suggest a good water based lube as a silicone will likely ruin it.
Care & Maintenance
Keeping your Cleo in good working order isn’t very hard, especially since it’s waterproof. To clean it you can use soap and water, spray on toy cleaner or toy wipes. Just keep in mind it’s made of high quality silicone so it’s non porous, meaning it won’t absorb lube, bacteria or bodily fluids. As for the rubber suction base I’d suggest giving it a very good clean as it is slightly porous and may harbor bacteria after use.
The one thing I almost always forget to mention in reviews is the need to remove the batteries when the product is not in use. If you don’t there is a chance that they may corrode and kill the inside of your battery casing. Trust me, even when it’s not the greatest product you own you’ll still be sad when it dies due to something that could have been prevented.
*One of my lovelies was killed early this week due to my accidentally leaving the battery in. That’ll teach me!
Over the past bunch of reviews I’ve been rather spoiled and didn’t have too much to bitch or complain about, relegating my annoyances to petty things like use of color, lack of use in the shower or attracting lint. In the case of Cleo, I finally have some valid points to offer:
Although it’s velvety smooth and soft, it’s by no means squishy, supple or flexible and has absolutely no give to it. For some of you that may be a downfall, for others it may mean there’s something to grind against and apply a firmer pressure. Either way, remember that there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way of masturbating. If something works for you, do it. Sadly for me this just didn’t lend any help and instead left me a tad sore.
It’s also rather large for an external stimulator which makes holding on to it potentially awkward, add some lubed up slippery hands and it’s even more awkward. Having said that I do realize some of you may like the larger surface area, I also realize some of you may not. I personally didn’t really find it too exciting for clitoral or any other kind of stimulation. But again, that’s just me.
The vibrations aren’t very strong which unfortunately for me was a bit of an issue. I quite enjoy very high vibrations and the quick release that type of stimulation has to offer. Of course you’re body may be different, so remember – this is just my take on it.
Maybe I’m spoiled or maybe I just expect more from higher priced products bu the fact that it wasn’t rechargeable was a bit of a pain, especially since it didn’t come with batteries.
Finding a product to love can be quite the challenge, especially when you don’t know what you’re looking for or what makes an intimate accessory great. Fortunately for most of you, I’ve spent the past 4 years dedicating much of my time to exploring and experimenting with many of the options available, all with the small hope of helping you in some way. Having said that, I really don’t know if I’d pay such a high amount for Cleo, at least not when there is a far superior product like The Cone readily available.
The fact that it’s made of high quality silicone, is waterproof, easy to use, can be used in different positions and different ways, along with being very quiet all bode well for this product. It’s the lack of vibration speed, low rumble, need for batteries and lack of flexibility that seem to ruin it for me. Like I said in the beginning of this review – I like it, I just don’t know if I love it. Maybe your experience will be different. Maybe it wont. All I can guarantee is that for some of you this will be an amazing product and for others it’ll be something you’re on the fence about. But that’s like any product, so I guess you’ll just have to try it and find out.
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