Lately I have been focusing on rabbit vibrators and dildos and it feels like it’s been a while since I have reviewed a regular old traditional vibrator. So, this week I decided to give the Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator from Lovehoney a whirl.
The Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator is a simple but attractive vibrator. It is made of light pink silicone that is slick to the touch and does not attract much lint. There are several ridges down the sides of the shaft which the website says are to offer gentle stimulation but I don’t feel them at all during use. There are also horizontal ridges around the lower third of the vibrator, but as the on/off button is in the midst of these ridges, they don’t really see much much actual penetration. They do make gripping the Super7 Smoothie easier when it is slick with lube and bodily fluids.
Surprisingly, there is a slightly unpleasant scent to the Super7 Smoothie that I have not been able to vanquish with numerous washings and airings out. Granted, the vibrator needs to be relatively close to my nose for me to detect it, but I rarely find that my silicone sex toys have a scent so this was unexpected. It makes me wonder if the Super7 Smoothie is a silicone mix rather than 100% silicone. Considering this concern, I would definitely stick with water-based lubricant over silicone-based. I would worry the silicone of the vibrator would react to the silicone in the lube and have a negative reaction. Though the Super7 Smoothie is naturally slicker and more slippery than most silicone, you still want to be sure and use a fair amount of lubricant with it, as with all insertables.
The Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie is a battery operated vibrator and Lovehoney is kind enough to include the necessary two AA batteries. Thank you, Lovehoney. The battery compartment is at the base of the vibrator. It is made of gray plastic, and for some reason has the word “VIBE” stamped into the bottom, which amuses me. It twists off smoothly and easily in one motion rather than unscrewing. When reattaching the top of the battery compartment, you must line it up properly with the shaft in order to twist it on securely, which can be a bit tricky but makes me feel as though it is very securely sealed. There is a little band of silver that says “open” and “close” with little arrows indicating direction. Below this band is a black o-ring which allows the Super7 Smoothie to be waterproof.
Being waterproof makes the Super7 Smoothie easy to clean. You can wash it under running water with antibacterial soap, use a sex toy cleaner, or a 10% bleach solution on the silicone part of the vibrator. Using this bleach solution will disinfect the silicone so you can share it between non-fluid bonded partners. I don’t recommend using the Super7 Smoothie for anal penetration as it does not have a flared base and could easily disappear up inside you.
At 7.25″, with 6″ being insertable, and 1.6″ in diameter, the Super7 Smoothie is about average in size. It might be considered slightly girthier than an average sex toy, but only slightly. Even with the motor running through the center of the shaft, there is still some give to the silicone. The top quarter of the vibrator is solid silicone so it very squashy. The tip is also slightly angled to provide g-spot stimulation.
The control panel on the Super7 Smoothie consists of one push button on the side of the vibrator labelled “on off”. It is very basic and simple to use. You press the button once to turn the vibrator on. Keep pressing the button to cycle through all seven modes and then to turn the vibrator off. The downside of this system is that if you pass the mode you want by mistake, you have to scroll through every other mode, including turning the vibrator off and back on, to get back to it. The button is easy to press but requires sufficient pressure to change c=modes that it doesn’t happen accidentally during play. It has good feedback and makes a nice clicking sound when pressed. The seven modes of the Super7 Smoothie are as follows:
1. High steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. Low steady vibration
4. Pulse- long short long
5. Pulse- long high pulse, long low pulse
6. Pulse- long long long
7. Pulse- short low pulse, long high pulse
I would prefer to have a two button control panel so I don’t have to scroll through all of the modes to get to the one I want. I also prefer to turn a vibrator on the lowest level of intensity rather than the highest, so I think this system is not the best design. However, the vibrations are deep and rumbly and moderately powerful. I don’t think the Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie will satisfy power queens, but I do think it’ll do the job for many people. It is a little louder than I’d like. You can definitely hear it when it’s under the covers, but a closed door covers up the sound well unless you’ve got your ear to the door.
As far as using the Super7 Smoothie, it is certainly easy to hold. The ridges on the shaft make gripping and thrusting comfortable and the push button is easy to reach and press during use. The vibrations travel well through the shaft and are concentrated in the tip of the vibrator, providing good clit stimulation during external play. At first I thought the vibrations were too diffuse for me but I realized I just need the right angle on my clit and they work very well. The head is angled and firm enough to hit my g-spot and I can feel the vibrations in the tip. I like the vibrations quite a lot and am pleased that the Super7 Smoothie is not very loud, especially when I use it internally. At first I didn’t like the pattern modes because the long pulses are slightly too long, especially the low ones, but I ended up really enjoying pattern 7. It ramps me up more quickly than I expected. Overall, the Super7 Smoothie is a solid g-spot vibrator when it comes to play, but it is not outstanding.
I prefer the packaging of the Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator to the other Lovehoney products I have reviewed thus far. While not discrete, it is more subtle and feels classier than a cardboard box with a picture of a sex toy on it. The Super7 Smoothie comes in a small black box with a frosted plastic sleeve that says “Lovehoney” on it in a silver font. There are no other markings on the package to indicate there is a sex toy inside, but as you can pretty much see the vibrator through the sleeve most people will not be left wondering what is inside. After sliding the plastic sleeve off, you’ll find the Super7 Smoothie sitting in a black plastic tray. Underneath the tray are the included batteries (go Lovehoney!) and a small folded instruction sheet. The instructions are basic and moderately clear. I am guessing they were translated into English from another language based on the amusing sentence structure and word choices. The box is small and compact without a ton of extra space surrounding the vibrator so it does not take up much more space than the Super7 Smoothie on its on, which I like. It is also sturdy enough to use for storage.
Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator Pros:
• Rumbly vibrations
• Good power
• Comfortable to hold during play
• Not a lint magnet
Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator Cons:
• Unpleasant scent
• One button control panel
• Starts on highest level of intensity when turned on
As I stated above, the Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator is a solid g-spot vibrator with moderate power and rumbly vibrations. I really like the vibrations. They are deep and strong enough to get me off rather quickly, and quiet enough to hide behind a closed door. After using it in the shower, I am happy with the Super7 Smoothie’s ability to tolerate water. Certainly there are vibrators with more modes of vibration out there, but seven is more than sufficient. Though there obviously some positives about this vibrator, there are definitely some negatives. While I do like a one button control panel in theory, it really doesn’t work for me in practice. The scrolling through all modes is annoying and distracting. I also don’t like how the Super7 Smoothie turns on at the highest level of intensity. I often prefer to begin play on the lower levels and when I get worked up and want to increase the power I have to scroll through the other modes, including turning it off and back on. Grr. I know for many people the scent would not be a big issue. Granted, it’s not overwhelming and I cannot actually smell it when I’m using the vibrator (unless I’m using it on my nipples, then I get a whiff here and there). However, I just feel like there is no reason for it to smell and I cannot remember the last time I ran into this issue.
If you are not sensitive to scents like I am and don’t mind the endless scrolling with the one button control, the Lovehoney Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator is a good and affordable choice in this class of vibrators. It isn’t the most g-spotty g-spot vibrator out there but it isn’t just a traditional vibrator either. Head on over to Lovehoney to check out the Super7 Smoothie Silicone Vibrator.
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