Pure Aluminium Medium Blue Vibrator Review

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This nifty vibrator is the first aluminium sex toy I’ve had the pleasure (literally) of using. I’ve tried glass, plastic and silicone before but this is unlike anything I’ve ever used. Aluminium can be compared to glass due to its rigidness and ability to retain temperature, but it still feels unique. The Pure Aluminium range from Pipedream features vibrators in 3 sizes – small, medium, large – in lovely, bright colours.

If you’ve ever come across any Icicles items you can tell that this is a Pipedream product straight away. The packaging is classy, display case-like and matches the colour of your vibrator. The vibrator is nestled in a foam insert which is unnecessary in my opinion as the material doesn’t feel delicate at all and I can’t imagine it breaking in transit. It’s still nice to see that it is protected though.

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The main reason I wanted this vibrator was the colour – I’m not even going to lie, blue = a must have in my eyes. And this is the most amazing shade of icy blue – it’s shiny and smooth apart from the ridges running down the middle part, and is finished off with a bulbous head at each end. You’ll need to insert 2 x AAA batteries by unscrewing the base to make this thing work,which aren’t included so make sure you have some handy. The vibrator is quite heavy, even before inserting the batteries but it’s nothing too bad and certainly doesn’t make it difficult to handle.

Being just over 6 inches in length, this vibrator is suitable for internal as well as external use. It’s quite slim, however the ridges mean that it provides a lot of texture which could be a problem for some people. The ridges themselves feel very intense because the material is so hard and rigid, even more so than glass.

When used externally on my clit I like to run the vibrator across my whole vulva, holding it sideways so that I can get the most out of those ridges. Let me tell you something – this is the first sex toy that has ever gotten me a clitoral orgasm without vibrations; the texture is so good that I don’t even need to turn it on. When I do, it feels even more amazing, but I prefer to use the smooth head when I have the vibrations on.

Internally, I like using it without the vibrations. I’m not a fan of internal vibrations because they simply don’t do anytining for me, but I am a sucker for texture – my vagina just loves it. Simply thrusting with this toy feels fantastic, but not too vigorously because it is aluminium and things can get painful if I get carried away. There is no curve to this, so it doesn’t quite reach my G-spot – it just feels too straight for me, but some people might find it does hit their G-spot just how they like it. I am unable to reach orgasm from penetration alone so I always pair this up with a clitoral vibrator if I’m using it internally.

When it comes to power, this toy didn’t WOW me, but it isn’t bad. The vibrations aren’t strong, even on the highest setting (it has 3 in total) but because of the texture and the nature of the material, I find that vibrations are essentially an added bonus for when you’re in the mood for a seriously amazing orgasm. Pipedream describe this as ‘whisper quiet’ which is a bit of a stretch in my opinion. It certainly isn’t loud, but using the word ‘whisper’ is pushing it a little bit. It’s louder when used externally, which is how I prefer to use it but it certainly is very quiet when used internally.

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As I mentioned earlier, this vibe can be used for temperature play. I find cooling it down feels absolutely fantastic, but it does warm up to body temperature rather quickly, which is such a shame because I’d love it if it stayed cold longer.

Being waterproof means that not only is cleaning fairly easy, but that it can also be used in the bath or shower – just remember to make sure the base is screwed on tightly so that water can’t get inside and damage the electrical parts.

I wish this was rechargeable! It is currently the only vibrator in my collection I still buy batteries for. Most of my battery operated toys have been long forgotten, lying at the bottom of my toy box. If there is one thing I wish Pipedream changed about the Pure Aluminium range is this – make them rechargeable! I think this would also potentially make them more powerful, and more power is always good.

There is one tiny issue I had – cleaning. This toy absolutely must be cleaned straight after use because getting dried lube out of in between the ridges is almost impossible and extremely time-consuming. This cannot be left on the side for the lubricant to dry, only giving you minutes of recovery time and forcing you to drag yourself over to the bathroom on your shaky legs.

Overall, I think this vibrator is great; I would recommend it to those who like glass or hard materials in general. It has the advantage of being a vibrator which most glass toys don’t provide and is highly unlikely to break if you drop it. However, it does feel more rigid than glass (if that’s even possible) and the texture means it could get overwhelming for some. The vibrations are weak though, so if you’re looking for an impressive vibrator you might want to take a look elsewhere – this makes me think that maybe it shouldn’t be advertised as a vibrator, but as a vibrating dildo instead.

This item was sent to me as a pre-release tester by Lovehoney (they decided not to sell it in the end).