Some people prefer realistic looking sex toys. Well, I like mine cute and fun. Yes, I even like them to look like animals. I’m weird like that. Don’t judge me. This is where Fun Factory comes in. They make make some of the cutest, most fun looking toys out there. If you remember my recent Spotlight, you know Fun Factory has recently brought out a new line of vibrators, and Babeland has them, including this purple diva, Paulina.
So, the packaging is the typical Fun Factory grey and red cardboard with an internal plastic clamshell that holds the vibrator. This clamshell is much more secure than most as it locks closed. The vibrator is visible through a cutout on one side of the box and can be seen by opening two doors on the other side. This packaging is sturdy and good for storing your Paulina if you like, though it does take up some room. As you can see the vibrator in its package and it is quite obviously a vibrator, it is not terribly discrete. You may not want to leave the box laying around for your roommate to find. Also included in the box is a little pamphlet with Fun Factory’s different toys and product lines, an instruction manual in six languages, and a sample packet of Toy Fluid, Fun Factory’s water-based lubricant.
Paulina, like all of the new G4 vibrators, has the Fun Factory Click ‘N’ Charge technology which means it is rechargeable. Yay! Good for the environment and my vagina. What could be better? As she is rechargeable, Paulina is completely waterproof and submergeable. She has no battery doors or open ports, therefore no cracks or crevices for water to get into. Not only does this make cleaning easier, but you can take her in the shower and bath with you!
Click ‘N’ Charge technology employs an easy to use magnetic charger. The Fun Factory magnetic charger comes in a separate box and can be used with any of the Fun Factory Click ‘N’ Charge vibrators. It can be a bit touchy so make sure you have it correctly aligned for proper charging. You may want to check it over time as it is charging to make sure it hasn’t slipped. Fortunately, the charger lights up red to let you know it is active so you can tell if it is attached properly.
Even though my Paulina came with some charge, Fun Factory wants you to charge the vibrator fully before using for the first time. This can take up to six hours, depending on how much the battery is already charged. When Paulina is charged, the charger light is supposed to turn off but mine never does. This happens with my other Fun Factory rechargeable vibrators, so it seems pretty standard. While charging, the control pad glows on and off in a very pretty cycle. According to Fun Factory, you should get approximately 30 minutes of play time from a fully charged battery. So far this seems to be the case for me, and I tend to use Paulina at higher levels.
The controls on this vibrator are simple and easy to use. Paulina has three buttons. The + button turns her on and cycles through the levels of steady vibration. The – button cycles down and turns the vibrator off. The * button, normally the booster button on Fun Factory vibrators, controls the four vibrational patterns. You can either use it to turn Paulina on with patterns rather than steady vibes or switch to the patterns once she is already on. To exit pattern mode, use the – button. The buttons light up when you press them and the * button also flashes while in pattern mode. The control panel is set in the loopy handle and is slightly recessed.
Lately I’ve been wearing my nails longer and I find I have a little bit of trouble pushing the control pad buttons, especially the + button, due to my nails and this recess. However, other than my nails being difficult, the buttons provide good feedback and enough pressure is required that I don’t mistakenly go up or down a level during play.
As I mentioned, Paulina has steady vibrations, six levels of them, as well as four different patterns:
1. Constant thrumming
2. Fast pulsing
3. Slower, longer pulsing
4. Rollercoaster pulsing
Paulina is made from Fun Factory’s ever so velvety silicone and hard plastic. She’s a bright squishably soft purple that looks richer in person than in my pictures. There is a lot of give to this silicone even while it remains firm. Silicone is a great material for sex toys because it is latex and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic and body-safe. It is also easy to care for and clean. There is quite a lot of drag with this plush silicone, so lubricant is a good idea. Be sure to use only water-based lubes with Paulina as silicone-based lubricants can break down her beautiful purple body.
Paulina is a rabbit style vibrator, which means she has a shaft for internal penetration and a separate arm for external clitoral stimulation. Her motor is in the bottom third of the shaft which leaves the top two thirds more flexible, as well as the clit arm which has no motor whatsoever. Though the motor is lower down on the shaft, the powerful vibrations travel extremely well to the tip of both the shaft and the clit arm. In fact, I was shocked there is not a separate motor in the clit arm, as the vibrations are so powerful.
Paulina is 8 3/4″ long, with approximately 5″ being insertable, and 1 1/2″ in diameter at her widest point. Her clit arm is 1 1/2″ long and it has a nice little hook that allows it to push up against and sit right on top of my clit.
You can see Paulina has two adorable little heads, complete with smile and eyes. If she looks familiar it’s because Paulina is similar to Fun Factory ‘s Little Paul. They are made of the same lush silicone and have the same bulgy shape with the g-spot curved head. However, Little Paul is part of the miniVIBES series and is about 3 1/4″ shorter in length than Paulina. Little Paul uses two AAA batteries rather than being rechargeable, and obviously he does not have a clit arm. I just loved Little Paul so much, I really wanted Paulina. I figured she could only be better and I was right.
Unlike Little Paul, whose control panel is built into his body thus allowing the buttons to get all slimy and slippery during play, Paulina’s control pad is on her loopy handle. This loopy handle is a great improvement. Being able to put my fingers through the loop allows me to more easily hold and manipulate Paulina against my body. My hand never gets cramped, tired, or gucky.
As I expected, Paulina is as much a pleasure to use as her brother, Little Paul. Actually, she is far better. Her larger size makes her an excellent insertable, compared to Little Paul’s 4 1/4″ length. I really notice that extra half inch. The smushable, sensual silicone is very firm with just enough give for it to be comfortable for thrusting without bruising myself. I love the ribs on Paulina’s body as much as I loved Little Paul’s. I can feel them rubbing against me as I slide her in and out. Paulina’s clit arm fits my body very well. It rubs right up against my clit while I’m thrusting or when I’m just holding her inside.
One benefit to Paulina over Little Paul is that she can be used anally as the clit arm will keep her from getting sucked inside the hungriest bottom. However, if you use her anally be sure to clean her well before going from anal to vaginal.
Paulina’s vibrations are also deeper than Little Paul’s. I don’t find them buzzy at all. The highest level of steady vibration is plenty for me and the patterns are very different and enjoyable, especially for teasing and bringing myself to the edge. Unlike most rabbit style vibrators, you cannot control the shaft and clit arm separately. I thought that would really bother me but it doesn’t at all. The vibrations, shape and size are just perfect for my body.
One of my complaints about Little Paul was that the vibrations were on the weaker side. Well, Paulina’s vibes are quite powerful. They are similar to the vibrations of the Fun Factory Yooo. I loved Little Paul, but comparing his vibrations to Paulina’s is kinda like va va va voom to putt putt putt. Little Paul, I’m sorry, you have been replaced!
Fun Factory Paulina Pros:
Fun Factory Paulina Cons:
• Major lint magnet
• Hard to press buttons
I love a rabbit vibrator, but it can be so difficult to find one that fits my body properly. After all, they are one size fits all and everyone’s body is different. Paulina fits my body extremely well. As always, I love the smooth and silky Fun Factory’s plush silicone feels inside and against my body. It feels so great I don’t even mind that it’s a big lint magnet. I believe my issue with the buttons is the result of my less than hardy fingernails rather than a flaw in the design. I had a fantastic orgasm with her the first time out, which doesn’t always happen with rabbits. Overall, I am thrilled with Paulina.
Get a Paulina of your own at Babeland today!