You’ve probably heard of We-Vibe, famous for their unique couples vibrator of the same name. A few weeks ago I did a Spotlight on a few of the new sex toys they’ve brought to market. One of these is the We-Vibe Touch, available at Babeland.
A discreet, rechargeable clit vibrator, the We-Vibe Touch comes in three hot colors, purple, ruby (mine!), and teal. Yay for fun color choices! The Touch is an interesting curvy shape with a slightly curved and pointy end. This ergonomic shape sits comfortably in my hand and reminds me to a certain degree of a tongue. It has the the We-Vibe logo and “Touch” embossed on the top of the vibrator toward the base. Other than the white hard plastic ring around the large push button magnetic base, the entire Touch is made from silicone. Silicone is always a great material for sex toys because it is so easy to care for and clean. However, it cannot be used with silicone-based lubricants. In fact, the instruction manual recommends using only water-based lube with the We-Vibe Touch, and washing it with soap and water.
Silicone is latex and phthalate- free, hypoallerginc, and body-safe. This particular silicone has a fair amount of give to it and is quite shiny. It also has a significant amount of drag, so I do suggest using some water-based lubricant with the Touch. If you have experience with silicone you know it can attract lint and dust. However, this particular silicone is the lint magnet of death. It is by far the lintiest lint magnet in the history of the world. It even gets linty in its satin pouch. Yep, that’s what I said. In. The. Pouch. A total first for me! This does make the We-Vibe Touch very difficult to keep clean. I feel like I’m always washing and rinsing it and I really cannot dry it with anything as it sucks lint of towels like nobody’s business. This makes me a bit of a sad panda.
The We-Vibe Touch is rechargeable, which makes it perfect for Eco-April, the greenest month of the year. Rumor has it a 90 minute charge is good for up to two hours of play and so far this has proved true. The power cord plugs into a magnetic piece which attaches to the bottom of the vibrator. The magnetic piece attaches easily, though cannot support a great deal of weight. If the cord places too much pressure on it, it will detach so just be sure to check your setup when you plug it in. While I love the magnetic charger, which allows the Touch to be fully submersible and waterproof, I keep it plugged into the charging cord as it is an extra piece I could easily lose.
We-Vibe has done a nice job with the packaging, though it is nothing fancy. It is white cardboard trapezoid with an image of the Touch on the top and some basic information in six languages on the bottom. The sides of the package have an embossed white on white image of what looks to me like the elongated silhouette of a woman. The box opens from the base of the trapezoid where you find the Touch and the magnetic piece of the charger sitting in a form fitted plastic tray. There is a small instruction manual and a smaller trapezoid box with the charging cord as well as a white satin drawstring pouch large enough to store all three pieces. The instruction manual has brief instruction in 10 languages and warranty information. The We-Vibe Touch has a one year warranty which covers defective product replacement. The manual tells you to charge the Touch for 90 minutes before the initial use and provides images showing how turn the vibrator on and off.
Let’s get to the motor, shall we? I have one thing to say- this baby is POWERFUL! The Touch is amazingly strong, especially for a vibrator of its size. Its vibrations are deep and thuddy in the nicest way. It is probably one of the strongest vibes I have, comparable to the three C battery and infinitely more buzzy vibrations of the Violet Shimmer.
The We-Vibe Touch is approximately 4″ long and 1 3/4″ in diameter at its widest point. Its motor is located in the tip so my hand doesn’t go numb no matter how long I play with it. However, I have to admit that while I have used it numerous times, it gets me off quite quickly so I don’t use it very long each time. The curvature of the Touch allows it fit snugly against my body with the pointy tip hitting my clit just right. The flattened area on the underside of the tip is great for stimulating my labia and nipples as well. While you can insert the tip, I find the shape is much more conducive to using the Touch as an external vibrator. It is slightly noisier than I expected, especially from a high end vibrator of this size. I can hear it on its highest level when it’s under the covers, but not from the other room through a closed door.
The We-Vibe Touch is easily controlled by the large push button on its base where it magnetically attaches to the charger. It supposedly has eight modes of vibration and you press the button to move from one to the next. After cycling through all the modes, the Touch turns off at the next button press. To turn off anywhere in the cycle, simply hold down for two seconds. One feature I really appreciate is that the Touch remembers which mode it was on when I turn it off and starts up in the same place the next time I turn it on. This is great if you have to shut down rather quickly and want to resume activity shortly thereafter. However, if you are on mode seven and want to get to mode six, you do have to cycle through all the levels to get back to six.
The box says there are eight modes of vibration, but after playing with the We-Vibe Touch until my fingers went numb, I can still only detect seven. This could be just my model, or there may be a medium-high steady vibration level that is barely discernible to me.
1. Low steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. High steady vibration
4. Five seconds of 9 slow pulses, three seconds fast pulse
5. Roller coaster
6. Fast pulsing
7. Two long pulses, three short pulses
*I know I mentioned before that my fingers don’t go numb with this vibrator, which is true. They only went numb when I spent upwards of 15-20 minutes with my fingers on the tip trying to discern the different vibration modes, not during normal play. Oh, how I suffer for my readers!
We-Vibe Touch Vibrator Pros:
• Long battery life
• Storage pouch
We-Vibe Touch Vibrator Cons:
• Lint magnet of death
There is just so much to love about the We-Vibe Touch. It is rechargeable, waterproof, and oh so powerful. Did I mention that mine is ruby red?? I can just click it against my clit and say, “There’s no place like home.” Of course, as the Touch is discreet there can be many places like home if you choose to take it with you. It is not as quiet as I would like, but the power more than makes up for the slightly noisy quality. It just may not be the best choice for, say, a public bathroom stall. I also wish I could figure out a way to keep it free of lint, which I realize sounds like a foolish comment. You are probably thinking, “Just wash it, dry it, and stick it in its satin bag, you foolish girl!” It seems like it should be easy and yet it isn’t. It is the one major downside of this sex toy.