Sex and music are intimately bound so it’s no surprise that someone decided to connect them almost literally in what could be deemed "The Music Lover’s Sex Toys" or as they’re known in the sex business, OhMiBod. These super smart toys allow iPod (and iPhone) users to raise the pleasure ante with toys that vibrate to the pulse of your music.
And as a connoisseur of music and sex separately and together, I jumped at the chance to try out the new OhMiBod Freestyle, courtesy of Eden Fantasys.
Now if you’re thinking that the OhMiBod is just another schticky gag toy, you’re wrong. Aside from the pretty hefty price tag, once you take it for a spin, it’s obvious that this toy is far removed from the cheap thrills that you might associate with these types of vibrators.
The toy itself comes in a pretty secure box, which is a nice plus for those of us with kids, but a little frustrating when you need to actually use it in a reasonable window of time. Once I was able to pry it open, I found a long silicone covered shaft featuring a simple twisting control and a point of entry for a charger, which, along with the connector, was included. The directions are pretty intuitive: Charge the vibrator, then connect your headphones and your iPod or iPhone (or any MP3 player or computer for that matter) to the connector box and voilà – your OhMiBod is called into action, vibrating to the beat of your favorite music. Talk about a sensory overload of the very good kind.
The concept and execution of the OhMiBod are brilliant, however when it comes to a product like this, personal preference plays a huge factor. Pretty much anything that vibrates will get you off, but those things don’t cost upwards of $125. So, before you start loading up sexy songs on your iPod and untangling your headphones, here are some important considerations:
1. If you tend to like continuous vibrations and not a rhythmic pulse, then you might be a bit disappointed (well, unless you’ve got ridiculous loud music with a continuous bass). Although you can stick the vibe on manual mode, it seems silly to buy it if that’s all you’re going to use it for.
2. Make sure you have good sexy music that you’ve organized it in a playlist before you get started. The last thing you need is for some lullaby to come on right before you’re about to climax. And if you tend to use music for other things in your life (like working out or passing the time while you’re cleaning), then you might actually find using that same music during your sex sessions to be distracting. It is nice, however, to be able to block out ambient noise with the headphones. And if you’re trying to sneak around because of sleeping children, you’re probably not blasting your CD player during sex. Having it play right into your ears is a pleasant alternative.
3. Speaking of songs, you’ll notice short but obvious pauses in between songs, which can be pretty inconvenient depending on where you are in your pleasure journey. If you’re loving the idea of this so far, then do yourself a favor and download a few long songs or mixes so you can avoid the breaks in your music. The last thing you need is for the song to change right when you need it to keep going.
4. The long shaft vibrating portion is just that, and while the size is definitely manageable for beginners or advanced "students" and the length makes it ideal for clitoral, vaginal, and anal play, the shape itself leaves a bit (or more) to be desired, especially if you’ve had a kids or generally require something with a little more curvature.
That being said, the OhMiBod freestyle is far from a gimmicky sex toy. It’s actually a pretty versatile toy that’s obviously well-made and designed, and makes the perfect gift for the right person. If you’re looking for something to just get the job done, I’d save your money and get something with a few less bells and whistles. But if you’ve got a music lover who needs a new instrument this Valentine’s Day or you’re just needing to add a little sweet music into your life, the OhMiBod will definitely not be a one-hit wonder. In fact, it might just take you to the top of the charts.
Rating: 3.5 stars
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