I have reviewed a couple of Toyfriends in the past. I reviewed the Toyfriend Curvy, which I loved, the Toyfriend Seti, which I liked, and the Toyfriend Bossy, which I wanted to throw out the window. Considering I’m a bit like Goldilocks with my Toyfriends, I decided it was time to review another one, a tie-breaker, if you will. So, today we turn our attention to the the Toyfriend Starlet Vibrator.
The Toyfriend Starlet Vibrator is (obviously) made by the Swedish sex toy company, Toyfriend. One thing I have loved about all my Toyfriends is the awesome silicone with which they are covered. Not only is silicone latex and phthalate-free, non-porous, hypoallergenic, and body-safe, this silicone is super slick and smooth and doesn’t attract lint at all. I love it. It feels great against my skin as well. Of course, silicone is easy to care for and clean. As the Toyfriend Starlet is waterproof, you can wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water without fear. You can also use your favorite toy cleaner or a 10% bleach solution to sterilize it so you can share it with non-fluid bonded partners.
This silicone is so smooth, I really don’t need to use much lube with it, but no matter how much you use be sure and use a water-based lubricant. The silicone in a silicone-based lube could react with the silicone of the vibrator and cause the vibrator to become tacky. If you want to give it a shot, do a test patch at the base of the Toyfriend Starlet before slathering it all over with your silicone-based lubricant. This will easy to do as the entire Starlet is covered in silicone.
I hadn’t used my Curvy Toyfriend for a while when I first used the Starlet and I had forgotten the power of the Curvy. Well, the Starlet has that same power, which is surprising for vibrator that runs on two AAA batteries. The vibrations of the Toyfriend Starlet are quite strong, deep, and rumbly. They really work for me. Nothing buzzy about this vibrator. It has five modes of vibration, which are as follows:
1. Higher level straight vibration
2. Lower level straight vibration
3. Strong, one pulse pattern buuuuzzzz buuuuzzzz (This one is my favorite!)
4. Faster pulsation buuzz buuzz buuzz
5. Fastest pulsation buz buz buz buz
The one thing that is strange about all the Toyfriends I have tried is that they start on the highest level of vibration. That is always a bit of a jolt when I forget. I really prefer my vibrators to start on the lowest level so I can start slowly and get used to it.
With its one button control, the Toyfriend Starlet is easy to operate. You press the button on the bottom of the end cap to turn the vibrator on. To cycle through the vibration modes, you simply press the button. To turn the Toyfriend Starlett off, you press and hold the button for two seconds. No matter what mode you are on when you turn the vibrator off, it starts up at the highest speed so there is no memory. It really is a ramped up version of a simple vibrator.
The Toyfriend Starlet has a curved, flat head that is great to run along the body. It feels good against the nipples, clit, and labia. The flat head slips comfortably in between my labia and rests perfectly on my clit. The vibrations are centered in the head of the Toyfriend Starlet, which provides powerful stimulation for my clit. I suppose you can use the Toyfriend Starlet as an insertable vibrator but it really doesn’t work like that for me. Theoretically, the curved head could hit your g-spot depending on where it is, but it doesn’t hit mine, and the shaft of the vibrator feels like a handle, not an insertable. For me, this really is a clit vibrator, and though I have tried it internally, I only use it externally.
At 6.75″ in length and 1.25″ in diameter, the Toyfriend Starlet is an average sized vibrator. It feels solid in my hand but is not heavy and doesn’t hurt my wrist during use. It comes in a bright, cheery red silicone, which is a fun color. I don’t have very many red sex toys so I like the color quite a bit. On the side of the vibrator, it says, “tickler,” just like the other Toyfriends.
The packaging of the Toyfriend Starlet is the same as the other Toyfriends. It comes in a lightweight box with a plastic clamshell inside. The box is is colorful and says, “I VIBRATE,” on the sides, so it is not very discreet. You can also see the vibrator clearly in the clamshell. Also like the other Toyfriends, the Toyfriend Starlet comes with a clear plastic stand so you can stand it up in a cupboard, in your toy box, or on your dresser if you so desire. The box is not very sturdy so I don’t recommend it for storage. It also takes up quite a but more room than the vibrator itself. You’re probably better off storing it in a storage bag or ziploc baggie unless you have a ton of storage space.
As I mentioned before, the Toyfriend Starlet requires two AAA batteries, which are included with the vibrator. Super awesome! They come inside the vibrator with a small piece of paper that says, “I am a Tickler,” that keeps the vibrator from turning on. You can store then in the vibrator this way or take them out and store them separately, which is always a good idea.
Toyfriend Starlet Pros:
• Strong, deep vibrations
• Super smooth silicone
• Comes with batteries
• Bright color
Toyfriend Starlet Cons:
• Starts on the highest level of vibration
Overall, the Toyfriend Starlet is a great simple vibrator with a few twists. It has an easy to operate button, pulsation patterns, awesome lint-free silicone, is waterproof, and comes with batteries. The vibrations are strong, quiet, and deep, just the way I like them. I tend to prefer rechargeable vibrators but it is nice sometimes to be able to reach for something and not have to worry about whether or not it’s charged. The fact that Toyfriend includes the batteries is classy and means you don’t have to wait until you buy or find batteries laying around the house to play. The Toyfriend Starlet is carried by a number of online retailers, so depending on where you like to shop and what you want to pay, you can find the Toyfriend Starlet at the following stores:
FunWares (get 10% off your order with code: FIDDLER)
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