Product Review: Gigolo by Fun Factory
That, there, is the Gigolo (Generation Two) by Fun Factory, and it’s my first Fun Factory Vibe. I think I always knew it was going to be my first Fun Factory vibe. I’ve been lusting after that thing since I saw CarrieAnn review it. Being stubborn and waiting for it to be in stock in blue. And it was worth every minute of waiting.
What’d it come in?
The Gigolo comes in Fun Factory’s trademark sleek, tan and red cardboard box that no one would guess carries a sex toy if it weren’t for the one side that’s cut out. The other side has magnetic flaps that open to reveal a diagram of the toy and its features. Inside, you’ll find a sample of ToyFluid, a water based lube made by Fun Factory (which, incidentally, I haven’t actually tried yet, though I have more than one sample pack), a user manual and a pamphlet that shows pictures of other toys made by Fun Factory.
From the box:
- aesthetical design: figurative or abstract
- sleeve made of 100% medical-grade silicone, velvety surface
- very powerful and quiet motor, long-lasting electronics
- ergonomically formed control element, comfortable handling
- steplessly adjustable vibration intensity
- battery case for two AA [1.5 V] or rechargeables
How’s it made?
Let’s start with what I hate about its design, shall we? The battery cap is a pain in the ass to remove. Maybe I’m just an idiot, and that’s why I have trouble. But whatever the reason, most of the time, no matter how hard or soft I squeeze on the gray parts on either side, I have to wrestle with the damn thing to get the battery cap off. And if the batteries are already in it, that means I turn it on and off nonstop while I’m fighting with it because it has a turn-dial control on the battery cap.
I just re-watched Carrie’s battery cap review (after I rediscovered it), and I’m totally jealous. Cause my battery cap so does not just pop off all easy-like like hers does. Most of the time.
My Gigolo is eight and three-quarters inches of pretty aqua hospital grade silicone, though it also comes in vanilla. It’s insertable length is six and three-quarters inches and its diameter is one and three-quarters inches. It’s hypoallergenic, nonporous, and phthalates and latex free. It’s smooth, flexible and squishy with that delicious bit of drag silicone provides. And there is no smell or taste to speak of.
It has a wide, flat head, then tapers a bit before flaring, again, into a girthy, smooth shaft. There’s no texture to speak of except the aforementioned drag. This makes Gigolo an excellent toy for beginners and people who don’t like a lot of extra bumps and ridges.
The vibrations are located more toward the center of the shaft, but they travel beautifully through the entire toy. And they seem to be just what everyone says about Fun Factory’s vibrations: Perfect. However, it is a little on the loud side. Not as loud as, say, the Ecstasy, but definitely louder than Siena Rondo and Couture Collection Sublime. (Which Eden doesn’t currently carry. They totally should. I adore mine.)
Load the batteries one up, one down, and snap the cap back into place, then turn the dial. You’ll notice turning it either direction will turn the toy on.
What’s it for?
This vibe, as you can see by its shape, is intended to be used as a g-spot vibe. But honestly, it works for just about any kind of stimulation you could possibly desire. Use it on both yourself and your lover simultaneously during intercourse. Tease and tantalize all your erogenous zones. Or just stimulate your clit. The Gigolo feels good where ever you use it.
How is it?
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You can use rechargeable batteries with this toy!
Wait… I don’t think you’re understanding the full weight of my words. I’ll say it again. You can use rechargeable batteries with this toy!!!
Not impressed, huh? Well, how ’bout this little tidbit, then: Until I got the Gigolo, I hadn’t owned a rechargeable-compatible vibrator. I’m sort of a tree hugger so that fact alone makes me love it almost as much as a real cock. Of course, my rechargeables are about seven years old and made of suck, so I’m gonna have to grab new ones. But we were planning on buying new ones, anyway, so this just gives us another reason.
The Gigolo certainly earns the title “luxury g-spot vibrator”. It looks, feels and performs the way I’ve come to expect quality toys to look, feel and perform. It’s easy to control, even when it’s all lubed up. It’s completely nonthreatening in appearance. And the vibrations really are perfect. It’s as if Fun Factory knows what they’re doing or something! ~blink~
There is no doubt in my mind that almost any woman is going to absolutely love this toy. It’s the perfect size and squishiness for just about anyone who likes squishy toys. Even women who prefer thinner vibes will like its angled head and gradually flaring shaft.
Anything else I should know?
It’s waterproof, so feel free to take it in the tub.
Stick to water based lubes for this one. And please be sure to disinfect it between orifices or partners.
While you certainly can pour boiling water over the silicone end of this toy (into a bowl or the sink), or wipe it down with a ten percent bleach solution, please don’t submerge the toy or put it in the dishwasher. This is the last toy you want to destroy by accidentally getting water inside the battery compartment.
And don’t worry about storing this toy with your other silicone toys. In this thread on Eden Fantasys, Metis Black, from Tantus, says they store unpackaged toys in bins together with no adverse effects.
Where’d ya get it?
I bought Fun Factory’s Gigolo from Eden Fantasys. Eden Fantasys is more than just a trustworthy sex toy store that ships its products in discreet packaging (I once got my stuff in a lemonade box. No lie.). It’s an entire community of men and women gearing for a sex-positive society.
They’ve got Eden Link, a place for their customers to converse with the heads of some of the companies Eden works with. There’s SexIs Magazine, where you can learn just about anything you want to know about sex, or even share something you know that others might not. They’ve got a ginormous forum on which you can ask questions about toys you are interested in and get advice from some of Eden’s reviewers. And let’s not forget Eden Cafe, where I have a weekly column about M/s relationships.