A bubble bath, a soothing face mask, a hot tea and 20 minutes with your vibrator; this is what wellness looks like in 2020. 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 the perception of female sexuality.
“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 Frenchman, 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 Frenchman an honest review.
“Designed to feel like a French kiss and mimic the effects of oral stimulation, The Frenchman was great for a casual ‘me session’. With four speeds and two pulsation modes, The Frenchman 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 Frenchman, 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 Fireman 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 Coach
“This vibrator is great for beginners and the vibe curious. The Tennis Coach, 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 Coach both internally and externally and recommend both. Plus, after playing a match with The Tennis Coach I managed to drift right off to sleep!”
“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 Stay Silky Serum 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 Millionaire – 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 am strong believer that self-care and normalising sexual pleasure should be at the top of our list for 2020, so I was super excited when I heard Smile Makers were coming to BEAUTY BAY. I was intrigued by The Frenchman as he isn’t the shape of a normal vibrator – the shape is designed to mimic a tongue. I can now confirm that The Frenchman 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 Frenchman definitely made me smile – French kissing isn’t what it used to be!”