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------Quick overview-----Who will like the Royal Butterfly? Those who enjoy...
- dual stimulation vibrators
- high intensity boomy vibrations
- Multi-Vibration/Sensation/Intensity combinations
- direct clitoral stimulation
- larger toys for penetration
- Made from Phthalate-free TPE
- Adjustable clit stimulator that bends to fit your body
- Separate motors and controls for shaft rotation and clit stimulation
- Reverse-rotation button offers variations in sensation
- Easy load battery pack
- Terrible name choice on actual packaging
- Requires odd number of batteries
- Cheap looking
- Not silicone
- Not very aesthetically pleasing
Now let's get into the nitty gritty...
Materials & Workmanship (4/6 pearls): Made of jelly looking soft TPE plastic, the Royal butterfly does not resemble high quality silicone toys like the Vanity. It looks and feels cheap to me, though it is regularly priced on the site as $89.95 (on sale currently for $35.98). I doubt it will last us 100 years, but it seems heavy duty enough to last a while.
Aesthetic Appeal (2/6 pearls): Unfortunately, being a sucker for a "pretty" toy, the Butterfly does not meet my criteria. Its garish, transparent, hot pink plastic allows you to see all the inner mechanics like the rotating tip, shaft pearls, and every other electronic aspect. The size is a bit daunting to look at, though you may have noticed I mentioned this as a pro. It is HUGE, but feels SO good. The packaging also looks cheap. It comes in a basic cardboard box that you'd see hanging in the XXX store in the seedy part of town. It does not try to hide the "novelty" it is providing. It is definitely a toy you'd want to hide at the bottom of your sock drawer. It has a slight plastic odor that I hope will dissipate after a while.
Features (5/6 pearls): As I mentioned above, it is ridiculously large:
It is 10.5 inches long with 6.5 insertable inches and 1.5 diameter. The tip of the insertable bit rotates in a delicious unison with the shaft pearls. It strokes the g spot terrifically and has the add bonus of reversing direction at the push of a button. Working in tandem with the ADJUSTABLE clit extension it is sure to get anyone off. This feature is what drew me to the toy in the first place. I have been trying to find a dual stimulation toy that suits my body. The versatility of the bendable clit arm not only allows direct stimulation in the place I want it (which may be different from where YOU want it) but it remains there until we decide to move it. That said, my one complaint about the clit arm is the shape of the butterfly. It is quite large in keeping with the theme of the insertable end and though this balances the look of the toy overall, I found the wings of the butterfly to inhibit my ability to keep the clit simulator in the right place. I am actually considering cutting them off. The motor is strong, though the vibrations alone are rather buzzy. It is when you add in the rotation aspect that it feels most boomy and intense. The best part is that you can control each of the features separately - 3 levels of vibration, 3 levels of rotation speed, plus the reverse direction button. This makes for a good many combinations. It requires 3 AA batteries which I thought was a bit odd. The Battery pack slides out and I almost didn't notice it needed 3 not 2 batteries. Thankfully we had bought a 4 pack when we tried it out.
Fun (5/6 pearls): Above all, this toy delivers. Daniel and I tried it out the first time together. I wanted to give him a little show, so I thought to use it for his visual pleasure. Thankfully he didn't want to sit idly by and helped upon my request that he thrust it and work the controls as I ensured the butterfly did it's job on my clit. I was completely filled and overwhelmed by the intensity of sensations. The little surprise reverse action worked perfectly and sent me, screaming, over the edge. Although I do not think I would consider purchasing the Royal Butterfly at it's actual price, the sale price is TOTALLY worth it. I am certain this toy will get a work out in the coming months. I'll be sure to let you know how it holds up!
"Mystery Category" (1/5 pearls): I think the funniest part about this toy is the awful eye-rolling name on the package. The folks at MyPleasure have tried to class it up a bit by calling it the Royal Butterfly (as the clit extension is in the shape of a butterfly). But somehow the "Bendi Clitifier: Exotic Butterfly Arouser" doesn't quite evoke the same mystery and majesty that the MyPleasure name provides.