Pure Gold Disappointment
This clitoral vibe is far from perfect, but a beginner who doesn’t mind weak vibrations and is looking to try different pulse patterns may enjoy it. For the price, the Extreme Pure Gold Discretion is an okay clitoral vibe with 10 different vibration patterns, though the strength of the vibration is seriously lacking. It’s perfect for travel, but is also really loud, not waterproof, and cheaply made (the gold tone isn’t fooling anyone). So, its cons seriously outweigh its pros. Initially, when I was very new to trying sex toys, I liked this toy for its exciting vibration patterns. But now, I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend, though some newbies may enjoy it.
Size & Design
The Discretion looks more like an alien probe than a sex toy, with a bullet barely the size of half my pinky finger and a strange aluminum arm that can be manipulated into just about any position. Upon first glance, I pondered if this toy would even get me off… then, holding it’s lightweight body in my hands, my low expectations seemed confirmed. This toy measures in at a mere 3.5 inches, about the same size and weight as my credit card… and the cheap, tacky gold plastic tone wasn’t doing this toy any favors, either. I immediately disregarded it, and went on to explore some other vibes.
Vibration & Functions
Recently, deciding it was finally time to give the Discretion a try and write a review, I took it out of my toy drawer and slipped two AAA batteries. The vibrations were incredibly loud for such a small toy, rattling the battery compartment as it buzzed. When the arm was flexed beyond the straight position, it rattled intensely with a distinct plastic-on-plastic sound. It could easily be heard through my door and probably in the next room. I sighed in disbelief that a toy could be so awful.
Determined to get the Discretion on my good side, I placed its bullet against my clit. I wouldn’t describe these light and buzzy vibrations as super satisfying, but they were okay to warm me up. Centralized at the bullet, the vibrations teased and pleased me, and with 10 pulse patterns I could cycle through the vibration settings to find the favorites that were perfect. The first three settings were standard Low, Medium, and High vibrations. The next 3 settings were an escalating low-to-high pulse, low vibration pulses, and high vibration pulses. The final 4 pulse patterns were a combination of all six that were an exciting touch.
Surprisingly, the bullet gently heats up during play, providing a pleasurable warming sensation that I wasn’t expecting at all. I am very sensitive to heat, and absolutely loathe warming lubricants, but this new feeling was definitely added to my enjoyment. It wasn’t too warm to be uncomfortable, but just enough to help the toy feel more alive against my skin.
Cleaning & Care
This tiny toy is also very easy to store and travel with. The flexible arm fits neatly into a small side compartment in the toy, bringing it to a natural position that kind of resembles a small remote control. If it weren’t for the California Exotics name and 10 Functions description on the plastic, it would be totally discreet. Since it is so tiny, it could easily be fit into a purse and travel with you anywhere. Unfortunately, because it is not waterproof and the batteries use a weak compartment in the back, cleaning is a pain and this toy needs some extra care. You can use toy wipes to get the job done, but have to be careful to get in all the nooks and crannies.
Pros & Cons
- Weak and buzzy
- Loud as hell
- Cheaply made
The Discretion is an okay toy for the price and might be nice for a beginner looking to explore varied pulse patterns. It has low to moderate vibrations that would get a beginner excited, but experienced users will want a stronger, higher-quality clitoral vibe. My biggest complaints are the cheap-looking gold tone plastic, incredibly annoying and unnecessarily loud rattling buzzy vibrations, and the fact that it’s not waterproof. I also wish the vibrations were stronger, because the variation of pulse patterns really have the potential to get a girl excited. Anyone who’s sensitive to sound, lives at home, has a room mate, or is in a dorm should definitely get another toy.
If you want pulse patterns with stronger vibrations and don’t mind the noise, try the Compact Vibe Mini G.
If you’re looking for something simpler without the noise, go with the Micro Touch Massager G.
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