Remember the Spotlight I did on the new Leaf Vibrators a little while ago? Well, I have been lucky enough to get my hands on one of these brand new vibrators, Fresh. Am I a lucky girl or what?
For a sex toy reviewer like me, it is always exciting when new toys hit the market but it is especially exciting when I am one of the first people who has the opportunity to try out a product. When Leaf contacted me to review one of their new vibrators, I jumped at the chance.
leaf by Swan is a new line of six vibrators made of green silicone in unusual shapes. These cool and funky vibrators are designed by BMS Enterprises in Canada and made in China. They are made of ABS and silicone which makes them hard with a lovely soft finish.
As with all of the Leaf by Swan vibrators, Fresh is rechargeable and waterproof and comes with a one year warranty. I love a company that stands behind its products. Fresh is easy to operate as it has only one button located on the side of one of the heart bumps. To turn Fresh on and off, simply press down on the button. To increase the vibration strength you press and hold the button down. The vibration will then increase gradually until you release the button at your desired level. This threw me at first as I am accustomed more to vibrators that have discrete levels and require me to push the button each time to reach those levels. I quickly got used to it though and I really like the easy use of this one button.
The Fresh Vibrator also has a very cool locking mechanism. Quickly press the button three times to lock the Fresh. This will keep it from turning on accidentally while in storage or during travel. It is quite smart because the vibrator does turn on easily at the click of the button. To unlock, simply press the button quickly three times again and ta-da! It is unlocked.
When you first receive your Fresh Vibrator you want to charge it for at least three hours prior to using it for the first time. After that, charging time will vary depending upon how much battery power is left when you go to charge it. The manual tells me I should get one hour and 15 minutes of power off of a two hour charge. Of course this will vary based on the strength of the vibration you use during play. So far this seems to be accurate for me.
Charging is easy as the power button lights up red during charging and turns off when your Fresh Vibrator is completely charged. The button also lights up white when you first turn on the Fresh Vibrator. It blinks as you ramp up the vibration strength and stops blinking when you hit the highest level. Though Fresh is quite a small vibrator I find the vibrations to be deep and rumbly which I really like. They are also sufficiently strong for me. I do sometimes use Fresh on its highest level but not always. I can get off with it on lower levels of vibration, which really says a lot.
Speaking of size, the Fresh Vibrator measures almost 3″ in length, is almost 2.5″ wide and is maybe 1″ thick. It is a teeny vibrator. I was surprised by how small it was when I opened the box. However, I do love its size. It fits perfectly in my hand and is neither too large nor too small.
The Fresh Vibrator looks somewhat like a misshapen heart which I thought might be weird until I used it the first time. As I mentioned above, the core is ABS so it is completely hard but it has a silicone covering on top of the plastic which is soft and silky. The green silicone is great because unlike other types of silicone it is not a lint magnet. There is a small seam all along the exterior of the Fresh Vibrator and though I can feel it slightly with my fingers if I try, I don’t feel the seam when I’m using the vibrator.
The insert for the power cord is placed at the top of the heart in indentation. It is a very small hole that closes up when the power cord is not plugged in, thus making the the Fresh waterproof. One thing that’s unusual is the information provided on the actual vibrator. As you can see in the images, it says “power bullet” and “leaf” as well as a few other things in the actual silicone. The text is raised and can be felt with a finger but does not distract during use. According to the instruction manual, this text is required by international law.
I have mentioned the Fresh Vibrator is covered in 100% silicone and I always recommend using water-based lubricant with silicone sex toys. In fact, the instruction manual vehemently states the silicone finish will be damaged if used with silicone-based lubes. You all know how much I love silicone as it latex and phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, non-porous, and body-safe. It is easy to clean and can even be sterilized with the use of a 10% bleach solution. Be sure to wash your Fresh Vibrator with warm water and antibacterial soap or your favorite toy cleaner before and after each use. Do not boil Fresh or put it in the dishwasher as this could ruin the electronic workings inside the vibrator.
I really love the shape of the Fresh Vibrator. The pointy part of the heart slips perfectly between my labia and under my clit hood to reach my clit. It delivers perfect pinpoint stimulation and sits so well in my hand. However, if you don’t like pointy stimulation like I do you can flip the Fresh around and use the top of the heart against your clit. This will give you a more broad stimulation. In fact, as the vibrations can be felt throughout the entire vibrator, you can use any part against your body which makes the Fresh quite versatile. It works great against my nipples as well.
The Fresh Vibrator comes in some rather unique packaging. The box is made from hard brown cardboard and has a magnetic closure. It looks like the recycled material but it doesn’t say anywhere on it that it is recycled so I would guess it is not. Inside the box is a sleeve that holds the very complete user manual which discusses Fresh in seven languages. This sleeve has a velcro closure. Underneath the sleeve is the Fresh Vibrator itself, the charger, and storage bag. The storage bag is also unusual in that it is made of canvas which is different from the typical satin storage bags that usually come with my vibrators. The drawstring bag has the leaf by Swan logo on it and is large enough to hold the Fresh and charger if you want, though the box is certainly sturdy enough to be used for storage as well.
Leaf Fresh Vibrator Pros:
• Deep vibrations
• Great shape
• Storage bag
Leaf Fresh Vibrator Cons:
• No patterns
• May be too simple for some
The Leaf Fresh Vibrator is a great little clit stimulator. I love the shape and the simplicity of this vibrator. I do notice there are no patterns, which I tend to expect in a clit stimulator but I enjoy the vibrations of the Fresh so much, I really don’t miss them. If I want patterns, I just reach for another vibrator. It is difficult to find a pointy vibrator which I really tend to prefer, so the shape of the Fresh works so well for me. The strong, rumbly vibrations are a pleasure to use and you all know I love a good storage bag. Overall, I am so very pleased with the Leaf Fresh.