Generally speaking, TPR is not my favorite material in the world so I tend not to use many TPR products nowadays. However, when I saw the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators at PinkCherry Sex Toys, I decided to make an exception.
Let’s start with the TPR, which is thermoplastic rubber. Just the fact that it’s called “rubber” rubs me the wrong way. Still, when made properly (as this product should be), TPR is non-toxic, phthalate-free, and hypoallergenic. I have to admit I don’t trust all manufacturers who use TPR, but as this is not a product I am inserting into my body, I figured I’d give it a shot.
Now that I’ve explained my anti-TPR bias, let’s actually look at the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators. It’s an interesting and odd looking product, consisting of two clear TPR suction cups connected by wires, with an attached control unit. Each suction cup is approximately 3.75″ in diameter, with two butterflies imprinted on the cups’ tops for decoration. At the center of each suction cup is a motor made of black plastic that sticks out like a giant erect nipple. On the inside of the suction cups, these motors have little, tiny TPR nubs attached to them. Surrounding these nubs are two rows of much larger, pointier nubs attached to the surface of the suction cups themselves.
The box promises “hundreds” of little ticklers in each cup. I’m not sure there are really that many, but I’m not actually going to count. I don’t think the exact number of ticklers is relevant. The entire point of these motors is to spin (hence the name Spinning Nipple Stimulators) the little nubs on and around your nipples. With me so far?
As much as I wish I looked like the model on the box (minus the porn face), I don’t, and I have much larger breasts than she does. So, when I first removed the Spinning Nipple Stimulators from the box, I was concerned this would be a problem. However, they truly are suction cups, so breast size is not an issue.
The way I put the Spinning Nipple Stimulators on is to position the black motorized nubs directly over my nipple, then press down. The cup sort of flattens out against my breast, and as it re-inflates to its round shape, it sucks the skin up into it and firmly attaches itself. You know, like a suction cup.
The suction is strong, but doesn’t hold up to a lot of flailing about. I don’t have to remain perfectly still or anything, but bouncing up and down tends to reposition the cups so that the motors are not directly on my nipples. The suction cups don’t completely come off though, which is fairly impressive. I imagine someone with smaller breasts could move around much more and have the suction cups stay in place. Not having smaller breasts, I don’t know for certain.
The cord between the two suction cups is 20.75″ long, which should provide enough leeway for most people. If you don’t have the perkiest breasts in the world, you may actually need all that length. The cord that leads to the controller is 24″, so if you’re giving control of the Spinning Nipple Stimulators to a partner, they don’t have to be right on top of you, but they also can’t be very far away.
The control unit of the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators is 4″ long and 4.25″ in circumference. It has three indentations on the back for fingers, so it fits very comfortably in my hand and is easy to hold. It is made of plastic, but feels solid enough, and not particularly cheap. The bottom of the control unit screws off to provide access to the battery compartment. There is an o-ring, so if the bottom is screwed on tightly, the control unit should be waterproof.
The control unit takes four AAA batteries, which for some reason, I can never seem to find. This time I had to sacrifice both TV and air conditioning, and it’s been HOT. Do you see what I do for you, people?? Anyway, inside the battery compartment is a cartridge to hold the four (stolen) batteries. The cartridge must be slid in along the grooves in its sides and be facing the right way. It is not reversible.
I love a battery cartridge because it not only makes getting the batteries in much easier, it allows for convenient battery storage. I can just slide out the cartridge, leave the batteries in it, and store it like that. This way, when I want to use the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, it’s quick and simple just to slide the cartridge into the control unit. Leaving the batteries in the control unit is not a good idea. It can shorten the life of the batteries, and considering how expensive they are, it’s best to keep them alive as long as possible.
Obviously, the control panel is on the control unit. It consists of two buttons, the Power button and the Mode button directly above it. The buttons are easy to press, and provide good feedback, with a sharp “click’ every time I press them. They’re also self-explanatory. The Power button turns the Spinning Nipple Stimulators on and off, while the Mode button switches modes. Apparently, the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators have seven different functions, but I am hard pressed to discern much difference. What follows is my interpretation of these seven functions:
4. Change spinning direction
5. Slow (in new direction)
6. Medium (in new direction)
7. Fast (in new direction)
The Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators’ control unit has an LED that lights up and changes colors to red, blue, green, yellow, etc. It doesn’t seem to me that the colors changing corresponds with the modes in any particular way. It seems totally random.
When it comes to actually using them, I must say the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are surprisingly great. Even though I wish the suction cups were made from a different material (hello, Pipedream), the TPR is pliable and flexible, and the shape provides good suction. Once I suck them on to my breasts, they actually stay where I want them, as long as I’m not moving around like crazy.
I really can’t tell the difference between the spinning and non-spinning nubs with the motor running, but that’s not necessary. The important part is that it feels very good. It definitely does not feel like human hands or fingers. It feels like a combination of pressure, light pinching, and nails being dragged across my skin. My nipples are very sensitive so the sensation is like a direct line to my clit, Insta-Wet. I absolutely love the sensation when the motor changes direction and starts spinning the other way. So much so, I wish there was a mode that just spun the nubs back and forth or that I could control this directly by pressing a button.
In theory, the controls on the unit are easy to use. The problem is that the Mode button is right on top of the Power button and I am constantly turning the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulatorss off accidentally when I’m trying to change modes. It is extremely annoying. I think a better design would be to place the buttons side by side or at least further apart.
I have also noticed that my nipples can become sore a few hours after using the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, or the next day, depending upon how frequently and long I use them. As I mentioned, my nipples are sensitive so this may not happen to everyone, and I don’t necessarily see it as a bad thing. The soreness just creates more sensitivity the next time I use them or another form of stimulation.
Adding a bit of lube to the inside of the suction cups of the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators causes the nubs to spin more smoothly on the skin. The one benefit to TPR is that you can use both water-based lubricant and silicone-based lubricant with it. I’ve been testing a new silicone-based lube and find it to be softer and silkier than water-based, though that’s not uncommon in general. I like the feeling of the nubs sliding more easily along my skin, but I also really like the sort of pulling and dragging that happens without any lube. The downside of using lube is that it causes more of a mess to clean up.
At least cleaning is relatively simple with TPR, and the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are waterproof, so you can wash the suction cups using soap and warm water or a sex toy cleaner. Keep in mind that TPR is porous, so it cannot be disinfected like some other materials. If you use lube with the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators, be sure to clean them carefully, as it might guck up in between the nubs.
I am not terribly fond of the packaging for the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators. The product comes in a plastic bag inside a large box. The box is quite sturdy and can be used for storage, though it is a bit big. It’s the outside of the box I object to. In general, the Fetish Fantasy series typically has naked models on the packaging. I suppose it is helpful to have an image so you can see how the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators work, though I think it’s obvious.
Compared to some of Pipedream’s other packaging, this is almost tasteful. Maybe it’s the porn face that bothers me. Maybe it’s just that some of their other products disturb me and make me feel a little sleazy using anything associated. I feel like the marketing team is using the same approach they use for their products directed toward men. To top it off, the box is just really indiscreet, so I cannot leave it laying around.
The box also includes a cheapy, satiny blindfold. It’s crappy quality so it’s not very comfortable to wear and it lets a lot of light in. I know it’s meant to be an extra, but maybe Pipedream could save the $.02 and put it toward using a better material than TPR.
Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Pros:
• Intense sensation
• Strong suction
• Cups are easy to apply
• Strong motor
• Can be used with any kind of lubricant
• Separate power and mode buttons
Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators Cons:
• Power and Mode button are too close together
• Cannot clearly differentiate all seven modes
• Very loud
I really enjoy nipple stimulation, and other than nipple clamps, there aren’t that many options out there. My experience with the Nipple Suckers was less than stellar and I was very unhappy with the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy Nipple Clamps experiment. In fact, I have only given five beans to one nipple toy, my Japanese Clover Clamps. While I don’t feel I can give the Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators a full 5 beans based on the TPR and my issue with the placement of the control buttons, I’ve got to say it’s my second favorite nipple toy I’ve reviewed in over three years.
I wish Pipedream had chosen to make the suction cups out of a different material, but as I commented at the beginning of this review, since I’m not putting this toy inside my body, I can live with it, just barely. Constantly hitting the Power button accidentally and turning the Spinning Nipple Stimulators off during play is frustrating, and I would like a setting that causes the motors to change directions quickly. Also, the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are LOUD, like buzz saw loud. You definitely need some cover noise for these if you don’t have sufficient privacy.
However, I don’t have a privacy issue. So, the sound, while distracting, is not a problem for me. I can almost make the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators switch directions the way I want them to, just not fast enough, and my problem with buttons is not enough to kill my enjoyment of the sensations created by the spinning nubs.
Overall, the Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators are a surprising treat and the first new nipple toy I’ve really liked in quite a while. This has made me realize I need some new nipple toys. Suggestions, anyone? While I work on finding suggestions on nifty nipple toys, you can head over to PinkCherry Sex Toys and pick up some Pipedream Fetish Fantasy Spinning Nipple Stimulators of your very own.
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