Friday, February 23, 2024

I’ll Have What She’s Having: Our Panel Reviews the Share Satisfaction Candi Vibrator and We Have THOUGHTS

IT’S BACK! By POPULAR demand, welcome back to I’ll Have What She’s Having, our monthly panel of real, honest sex toy reviews, in conjunction with our friends at Adulttoymegastore where we find the best sex toys in NZ. We have a brand new group of diverse, fun and fabulous panellists who are ready and willing to try out some new products! This month we’re reviewing the Share Satisfaction Candi Vibrator that has proven VERY interesting for our panel. If you missed our former editions, click here for our previous reviews! and don’t forget to use CAPSULE10 for a 10% discount at Adulttoymegastore!

THE SHARE SATISFACTION CANDI

Tiffany, 33 – bisexual woman, currently single and living alone – just her, her plants & trusty Satisfyer Pro 2! Experienced toy user who’s keen to give (almost) anything a go!

“It kind of reminds me of an egg beater… that vibrates…? But hey, maybe that’s your jam?

I was quite excited when I first opened this one, because it looked quite interesting with its little prongs, but I can honestly say after trying it, I haven’t figured out how to make this one work for me at all… it kind of reminds me of an egg beater… that vibrates…? But hey, maybe that’s your jam? 

I liked the idea of the three prongs that vibrate and writhe around in theory, but in practice it just meant that I was never really able to hit the right spot, or if I did, I lost it again just as quickly, which got really frustrating, really quickly! This toy didn’t even get me that excited, let alone give me an orgasm. It’s only redeeming feature for me was that it vibrated, but even with the three modes to choose from, none of them really hit the mark for me.

The only way this has any merit for me is if you’re having someone use this on you as a bit of a tease / foreplay / buildup, but even then, I’d probably be inclined to use literally anything else instead. 

Rachel, 34, a new mum navigating life as a parent with her husband – not the most experienced toy user but is keen to battle past her apprehension to try new things and embrace her sexuality

I was intrigued by the design of this one. It was bestowed with the moniker ‘Octopus’ thanks to its little ‘legs’ – even though I’m sure there’s a more accurate description of some other cute mollusc!

I was intrigued by the design of this one. It was bestowed with the moniker ‘Octopus’ thanks to its little ‘legs’ – even though I’m sure there’s a more accurate description of some other cute mollusc! Share Satisfaction’s Candi Vibrator is made from a lovely soft silicon, and its unique design means it’s actually quite easy to hold and use.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it to work for me. No matter which angle I tried it on, or the different speed settings I used … I was disappointed that I didn’t get anything out of this one. I ended up moving away from the vulva and clitorial area, and tried it out on a few other sensual spots – like my nipples – but it still didn’t hit the spot. I also found it felt quite loud, which means it didn’t feel like the kind of toy that is discreet.

It’s a shame, as I wanted to like this one as the packaging said it was a New Zealand brand, and a quick Google to their website showed me it’s created by an awesome New Zealander and busy mum – and I’m all about supporting local. But unfortunately this one just didn’t hit the mark for me.

Kaos, 28 & non-binary, lives with their long-term partner and cat and is on a sexual journey to pleasure

“Once I got it going on my clit I soon understood why this three- legged octopus moved the way it did

This toy was amazing until it broke! The Candi was a curious little toy that had me confused when I opened it. When I turned it on it made me giggle, but once I got it going on my clit I soon understood why this three- legged octopus moved the way it did.

Although very loud compared to my other vibrating toys, the Candi gave very enjoyable licking sensations that had me feeling amazing! It was also amazing for nipple play and even had a turbo mode for some more intense pleasure. Unfortunately when repositioning at one point I heard a soft clunk and the moving function stopped working. I couldn’t get it to click back in and was sad that it broke so easily. The vibrations still work but without the massaging movements I won’t likely be reaching for it anymore.

The charging port is hard to notice but you basically have to penetrate the charger into the small dot on the top. However if it was still working this would definitely be a great addition to my toybox. It was great to feel like I was having my clit licked for the first time in a long time, even if only by a toy!

Catherine, 30, a toy virgin and newly-single woman who’s looking to seize every opportunity coming her way (whether it’s boy or toy!) but is keen to take matters into her own hands (literally)

I can confirm, the Candi has passed my own personal test of managing to achieve multiple orgasms in one go.

I’ve apparently become someone, through belonging to this panel, who has enough vibrators to give them nicknames. In my head, this is the wisdom tooth vibrator. The name (at least to me) is apt, because I feel the Candi requires some sex-toy wisdom to be able to realise its full potential.   

My first time using the Candi was when I was firmly in the novice category. I was underwhelmed.  It was pleasant, but my socks were firmly still on my feet. But! With the benefit of a bit more knowledge (and skill?!) more recent attempts are a very different story.   

I can confirm, the Candi has passed my own personal test of managing to achieve multiple orgasms in one go. 

The trick is in getting the speed of the three prongs just right and, obviously, in just the right spot. This was the part I initially struggled with. The controls are tricky and require a firm press to change to the next setting. This is probably my main complaint. I ended up sitting there running the Candi on my hand to work out the settings – but, see the test above and you can appreciate that practice makes perfect! And, the benefit of there only being a few settings (and I think it is a big benefit!) is if you accidentally skip the optimum, it’s not many clicks back to where you want it to be. 

My other, lesser, complaint, is that it is quite noisy.  I say lesser because it can be quickly muffled with the duvet. 

I would recommend the Candi, but maybe not as a first foray into the world of vibrators. 

Jane, 45, Māori mum-of-four who’s currently in a long-distance relationship and who needs to get *creative* to keep that intimacy alive!

“For girls who like vibration, this would be amazing!

I call this one the octopus, though it has three tentacles and not eight. The three prongs (or tentacles) rotate in different directions, at three different speeds, in order to provide stimulation at three different points – it’s kind of like having three tongues if you know what I mean, a concept which I found very appealing. The handle is spot on, its design helps it nestle into your palm, so operation is easy.  

I thought this toy would be the answer to my sex toy prayers, but unfortunately it just wasn’t that for me. I think it’s because I prefer pulsing over vibration and I’m probably a bit oversensitive, so on it’s own it was just too much, even at the lower speed. I was a bit deflated because I just love the idea so much, but I think for girls who like vibration, this would be amazing!

Now, if they made a triple headed sonic pulsing vibrator, holy wow I would pay good money for that! 


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