The Bimini Flash by Fun Factory is part of their newest “Click ‘N’ Charge” line, an awesome idea that falls a little short in execution. It’s made of high quality materials, is waterproof and environmentally friendly. I was delighted to try this one for Fascinations, but I wish a few things about the toy were done differently.

Packaging

The Flash came packaged discreetly from Fascinations, as always. The box from Fun Factory has a modern feel; there are no scantily clad women. It’s a design that’s thought out and has some useful information, in four different languages (German, English, French and Spanish).

On one of the sides there are graphics implying some information: Waterproof, Silicone, Vibration patterns, No Smell or Noise, Magnetic Charge. There’s a window in the front allowing you to peek at the Flash, and there’s side information flaps held closed with magnets. One flap talks about the new line of rechargeable, eco-friendly vibrators in the Click n’ Charge line, the other labels all the parts in the toy.

Oddly, the charger is packaged in a separate box that’s similar in appearances. The charger is interchangeable with all other toys in the Click n’ Charge line.

Materials

This toy is made from very soft, squishy silicone and hard plastic (for the handle). The silicone is unlike any I’ve felt before. I’d compare it to a marshmallow because there’s a little bit of a rough/matte texture, but it is still incredibly soft. This texture meant I needed more lube than normal, despite its somewhat petite length.

The plastic is smooth, hard plastic that gets a little slippery if you get any lube on it. The very bottom says “fun” in metal letters – this is where you align the charger.

I thought the Flash would have two motors, i.e. one in the clitoral nub and one in the body. Unfortunately there’s only one, and it’s in the body.

How to Use

The Click n’ Charge system is an excellent idea in theory but I found the charger a little difficult to manipulate. To use, plug the charger into an outlet (of course) and then line up the “fun” metal plates; you should hear a slight ‘click’ when the connection is made and you’ll see red light. If the words aren’t lined up perfectly or if they’re facing different directions there won’t be a solid connection and it wont charge. The biggest problem I had was the charger not staying connected to the toy.

The controls are easy to use. The buttons are located under the silicone, within reach but it still takes a conscious effort to press them down. Hold the ‘plus’ sign down for a couple seconds to turn it on. After this you can either hold the plus down to increase the speed quickly or manually press it down each time you want to increase vibration by a level. There are 8 levels of vibration. After you reach the highest level of vibration, hold the ‘plus’ down again to enter the patterns. I think there’s three patterns; two escalation patterns (one slow and one fast) and then a fast pulsing pattern. I almost never use the patterns because I think it’s too much work to get to them.

This vibrator is very travel-sized, considering it’s only about 5 inches in length. That’s about the size of my Pocket Rocket. Except this one is considerably wider in circumference and it is meant to be inserted.

My Use

Fortunately for me the Flash came pre-charged because it is difficult for me to get the pieces connected and lined up for extended periods of time. I usually charge my toys while they’re inside a drawer or under covers because I don’t like them sitting out all the time. You need to leave this toy alone while it’s charging because it is so easy to mess up the charger.

The clit attachment lines up perfectly but it doesn’t provide enough stimulation to reach orgasm. It’s simply a hunk of silicone that’s supposed to transfer vibrations – unfortunately, I feel absolutely no stimulation from it. If I could grind against it I might be able to finish, but because the silicone is so squishy and flexible, I can’t even do that.

In order for me to get even close to orgasm I have to put the vibration point (about halfway down the shaft) directly against my clit. Perhaps it’s because the vibrations are a bit buzzier than I need or want. In hand, they can feel really strong but my body just doesn’t enjoy them.

Noise level ranges. On the lower level vibrations, you couldn’t hear it through a door. On the higher level, that I need, this toy gets very loud. Keep the TV on while using this toy, otherwise I’m afraid there will be a very audible buzz that anyone could hear on the other side of the door.

In conclusion if you’re the type that likes mostly vaginal stimulation through vibrators; or you appreciate a travel-size, eco-friendly toy, this might be a great option. Unfortunately, it’s just too loud and buzzy for me to enjoy.

Thanks Fascinations for sending me this toy to review!

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