My first review here on Bean Fiddler was the Vibratex Classic Rabbit Pearl. It wasn’t a great review, but it was a vibrator I liked very much at the time. It is not something I use any longer. I actually broke it and I have so many other rabbit vibrators I prefer. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to review both the Vibratex Mystic Mini and the Vibratex Mystic Wand, both of which I also enjoyed. So when I ran across the enticing looking Vibratex Budding Bliss Rabbit Vibrator on the FunWares website, I figured it was worth taking for a spin.
The Vibratex Budding Bliss Rabbit Vibrator has a design that is somewhat different from many rabbits. Rather than having some sort of animal as the clit stimulator, it has a rosebud that is just beginning to bloom, hence the name. It also has some curious looking winglike protrusions on the shaft. It comes in two color combinations, pink on pink and pink on white. I love the pink on white combo because it looks so sleek and stylish (Can a vibrator look stylish?) and I don’t actually have many white vibrators. It’s actually more of a deep rose color and closer to red than a true pink, which I also appreciate.
Made of ABS and silicone, the Budding Bliss is a very safe vibrator. It contains no latex or phthalates and is hypoallergenic and body-safe. The base of the vibrator, which contains the battery compartment and control panel, is white ABS while the body is silicone. This silicone is unusually soft and silky. Even better, it does not attract lint and dust so it is very easy to keep clean. You can use warm water and antibacterial soap or your favorite sex toy cleaner. You can also use a 10% bleach solution on the silicone portion of the Budding Bliss to sterilize it. As this vibrator is only splash proof and not waterproof, do be cautious around liquids. The battery compartment does have an o-ring and seems to seal tightly. I have not had any issues thus far but I am careful when washing and don’t take this vibrator into the bath or shower.
The super soft silicone of the Budding Bliss Vibrator has less drag than many of my other silicone sex toys. That said, I still recommend using a decent amount of water-based lubricant to make sure everything is slippy and slidey and comfortable during play. Stay away from silicone-based lubes with this vibrator, as the silicone in the lube may react with the silicone of the Budding Bliss causing the the vibrator to become tacky.
As I mentioned, the control panel is on the base of the Budding Bliss, right above the access to the battery compartment. This control panel is comfortable and easy to use during play. There are two round dials. The dial top controls the rotations of the shaft and the dial on the bottom controls the vibrations of the rosebud. These dials rotate to the right to turn on and allow you to control the exact level of intensity you want. Most vibrators like this have a predetermined number of levels. With the Budding Bliss, you can fine tune the intensity of vibration from the lowest setting to the highest with pinpoint accuracy. Think of the dial like a volume control knob on your stereo or on a light dimmer. These dials turn smoothly and provide good feedback. There is a loud click that you hear and feel when you’ve turned the vibrator off.
At the base of the control panel is the access to the battery compartment. The base of the Budding Bliss twists off and inside the compartment is a battery cartridge. Simply pop the four (count ‘em, four) AAA batteries into the cartridge and slide it right into the compartment. Unlike the PAPAYA Toys Tattoo and the PAPAYA Toys Candy Stick with their award winning battery packs, there is a right and a wrong way to put in the cartridge. If you do it wrong it won’t fit, so it’s pretty easy to figure out which is the right way. While scraping up four AAA batteries is a pain, considering they are not included with the Budding Bliss, they provide a good amount of power to the vibrator.
The Vibratex Budding Bliss Rabbit Vibrator is 8.5″ in length, with 4.5″ being insertable, and 1.5″ in diameter. This size is pretty average as far as vibrators go. What is not average is the way the vibrations travel from the clit stimulating rosebud through the shaft. As I crank up the intensity level on the vibrations, I can actually feel them in the tip of the shaft. They are so powerful, in fact, I can get off with just the tip of the Budding Bliss on my clit. I cannot recall another rabbit vibrator that has been able to this. The Budding Bliss’ rotations are quite powerful, allowing me to clench down on the shaft without stopping them. I also have to say, turning on the rotations with the tip of the vibrator on my clit feels unexpectedly good.
In general, the Budding Bliss does what a rotating rabbit vibrator should do. The shaft rotates smoothly and the vibrations are powerful. It works well to stimulate both internally and externally at the same time. The control panel is very easy to reach and use during play, and the silicone feels great against my skin. I also really like the texture of the rosebud against my clit. Where the Budding Bliss falls down is in the quality and volume of its vibrations. The vibrations are definitely buzzy, which makes me want to punch someone. I know some people like buzzy vibrations, but I am not one of them. I find them tolerable to annoying to downright painful. At least the ABS base blocks them so my hand doesn’t get buzzed during use, but they are not happy vibrations as far as I am concerned. That said, they do get me off, both when I use the tip or the rosebud against my clit. Still, I don’t like them. The shaft rotations and the vibrations are very loud, so this vibrator is certainly not a good choice for someone who does not have plenty of privacy.
The packaging of the Vibratex Budding Bliss Rabbit Vibrator is the same packaging I’ve seen before from Vibratex. The vibrator comes in a clear, kinda flimsy, plastic box. It doesn’t actually say “vibrator” on it but you’d have to be Amish not to know what is inside, which makes this packaging totally indiscreet. Inside, there is a small paper sleeve with some very basic information and that’s it. I’m not going to complain about there not being a users manual with this particular sex toy because I think even the newbiest newbie can figure it out on her own. I don’t recommend using the box for storage because it won’t stand up over time. Mine is already breaking and it’s not like I’ve abused it or anything. Since it does not come with a storage bag (boo), pop it into a ziploc or some other type of bag to keep it from squashing up against other silicone sex toys. Remember what I said about using silicone-based lubricant with the Budding Bliss? The same applies when storing silicone toys together. If two silicone toys are left touching too long, a chemical reaction can occur which could result in destroying both toys.
Vibratex Budding Bliss Rabbit Vibrator Pros:
• Strong vibrations that reach tip of shaft
• Strong rotations
• Silky soft silicone
• Easy to use control panel
• Can increase/decrease intensity in increments
• Splash proof
Vibratex Budding Bliss Rabbit Vibrator Cons:
• Buzzy vibrations
There is a lot to like about the Vibratex Budding Bliss Rabbit Vibrator. It’s cute, the silicone is awesome, and the rotations and vibrations are powerful. It’s different from your average rabbit vibrator, which I like. The fact that the vibrations travel all the way to the tip, making this even more of a multifunction toy, is also a benefit. However, the buzzy vibrations are a big let down for me and I think the volume of the vibrator, though not a deal breaker for me, will be an issue for many. To be fair to the Budding Bliss, rotating rabbits do tend to be loud so I don’t think this is very unusual. Still, a lot of people just need a quieter vibrator for a variety of reasons. If you are a fan of buzzy vibrations then this may be a new favorite vibrator for you. As far as I am concerned his vibrator is definitely above average in many aspects, but it loses points for its buzzy vibrations.
You can find the Budding Bliss Vibrator at FunWares. If you’re disturbed by the idea of buzzy and loud vibrations, check out their other rabbit vibrators. They have a ton, so it’s likely you’ll find something that will work for you. Also, keep in mind you’ll receive a 10% discount on your order with code: FIDDLER at discount.
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