A bubble bath, a soothing face mask, a hot tea and 20 minutes with your vibrator; this is what wellness looks like. As important exercising and making sure you’re drinking enough water, looking after your sexual wellness is about to become essential to your physical and mental well-being.
Proven to reduce stress, release tension, enhance sleep and boost self-confidence, taking a little time with a vibrator is basically what avocado toast is to a balanced diet. So, when Smile Makers landed at BEAUTY BAY, the BB staff couldn’t wait to find their vibe, boost their long-term wellness and normalise conversations around sexual wellness.
The French Lover
“I’ve never been the sort of person to shy away from (traditionally) awkward topics, which is why I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a Smile Maker and give it a full review. I tried The French Lover, which at first, I was worried it might not have the same effect on me as a conventionally shaped vibrator, but in the name of sexual wellness, I did my best to give The French Lover an honest review.
“Designed to feel like a French kiss and mimic the effects of oral stimulation, The French Lover was great for a casual ‘me session’. With four speeds and two pulsation modes, The French Lover was easy to get along with and great for gradually finding my vibe. I found it worked best by applying a little more pressure to wherever you feel needs it as the ‘tongue’ felt a little light. Overall, I will be going on several more dates with The French Lover, I feel we need to get to know each other better.”
“As a vibrator beginner, The Surfer is the perfect entry-level choice for me that isn’t too complicated. As well as having a discreet sound, it’s also waterproof so can be used in the bath or shower, so it was really easy to add into my self-care routine. Personally, I find it really hard to switch off during a solo sesh, so it was pretty cool to be able to give some control to something else and just lie back and relax.
“The Surfer is small and compact with three ridges (or ‘fins’) at the top that you can use when you want to change up textures. It also has three different speeds and a pulsation setting so you can turn it up or down depending on where you’re at! There’s a lot of choices when it comes to sexual wellness and if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, The Surfer is a good place to start.”
“It took me a little while to work out the best way to use The Firefighter in a way that works for me. Initially, I tried the recommendation of holding the rounded nose on my clitoris and pointing the flame downwards but for me that didn’t really work out. However, purely using the flexible tip to focus directly on my clitoris changed the game. Using a mixture of the continuous vibration and the pulsations meant I could control and prolong the pleasure easily. Key takeaway – experiment and find what works for you, it’s not a one size fits all experience!”
The Tennis Pro
“This vibrator is great for beginners and the vibe curious. The Tennis Pro, the Smile Maker I decided to try, has several different speeds and pulsations modes to try, and the was so cute and discreet. Super quiet (so flatmates won’t be able to hear) the shape makes it a pleasant change from a standard vibrator! I tried using The Tennis Pro both internally and externally and recommend both. Plus, after playing a match with The Tennis Pro I managed to drift right off to sleep!”
“If it’s clitoral stimulation you’re looking for, you really can’t go wrong with The Poet. This is so much more than a standard vibrator. It uses gentle suction and vibrators to make the experience feel as real as possible – and it really does! The best part is, The Poet comes with three interchangeable mouths so you can have a different experience every time, plus squeeze sensors to allow you to adjust the intensity. Honestly, if you’re looking for a new favourite in your bedside drawer, The Poet is the one.”
“Okay, I’m not going to lie when I saw the picture of this it looked SCARY. I was slightly apprehensive to try this one out. I’m not exactly a novice when it comes to sexual wellness, but I also wouldn’t call myself the female Christian Gray either. When it arrived, I was actually shook at how cute it was (can sex toys be cute?!) Smooth to the touch, not too big and discreet enough, I had a feeling me and The Romantic were going to get along well.
“It was trial and error at first, but once I’d introduced the Generous Gel to the mix, it was smooth sailing. With curves in all the right places, The Romantic offers G Spot stimulation and doesn’t forget about the rest, with external clitoral vibration ensuring you’re getting the best of both worlds.
“All in all, there were (VERY) good vibes with The Romantic and I can definitely see us getting together more often in the future!”
“I’ve become vi-curious over the last few months but any time I went to look for something that suited me it just felt too tacky and embarrassing to go through with purchase. With Smile Makers I didn’t feel like that at all and I was instantly drawn to the cuteness of The Billionaire – it’s small, smooth, purple & it looked pretty straight forward to use. I love how it can be used internally or externally depending on what you prefer and it’s fully waterproof so you can use it in the bath. What else can I say other than it does the trick (rather well)?”
“I’m all about the 2-in-1, best of both worlds’ vibe, and when it comes to sex toys, dual stimulation is usually a preference I take. Providing soft, flexible, and customisable stimulation of both the g-spot and clitoris, minus the loud buzzing sound (you’re welcome flatmates), The Artist is a bigggg yes from me.”
The French Lover
“I am strong believer that self-care and normalising sexual pleasure should be at the top of our list, so I was super excited when I heard Smile Makers were coming to BEAUTY BAY. I was intrigued by The French Lover as he isn’t the shape of a normal vibrator – the shape is designed to mimic a tongue. I can now confirm that The Frenc Lover definitely isn’t the same as other vibrators out there. He comes with four vibration speeds, two pulsations modes, is super discreet and even waterproof! I would recommend using the Generous Gel to recreate a more realistic feeling. The French Lover definitely made me smile – French kissing isn’t what it used to be!”
The Tennis Pro
“Yeah, I know this might look scary, but it’s really not! The Tennis Pro has a rounded head designed for focused stimulation of the G-spot so if that’s your vibe, I couldn’t recommend it enough. But one of the biggest stand-out points from me – aside from the good time – was how quiet it is! Perfect if you’re not too confident with your sexual wellness and live in a full house.”
The French Lover
“For a toy that really does what it says on the tin, The French Lover takes top spot for me. Designed with a smooth tongue shape, yes you heard that right, tongue shape, this external vibrator is truly one of a kind, and helps to mimic genuine oral sex, minus the faff of a partner. With four speeds and two pulsation modes, The French Lover is my favourite way to relaaxxxx after a long day.”
“If you’re ready to upgrade your vibrator collection beyond a beginner bullet, you’re going to want to make room in your bedside drawer for this one… It’s an entirely different experience, designed to replicate the sensations of oral sex through four speeds and two different types of pulsation so it really did feel totally different to anything I’ve ever used before. It’s also impressively quiet.”
“Discreet, petite, and powerful would be the three words I’d choose to describe The Ballerina. The curved design fits over both the clitoris and the entrance to the vagina so it feels incredibly intense without you having to do anything at all other than relax back and enjoy. I couldn’t believe how different each of the speeds and pulsation modes felt, but my favourite had to be the ‘Surprise Me’ mode…”