I was a little trepidatious when I saw the new arrival from my friends at CalExotics because I didn’t really like the last rabbit-type vibe that I tried as much as some of other styles of vibes I’ve had. But, since Patina looks much cuter, I decided to give it a chance to prove itself.
The Patina is made of medical-grade silicone and takes three AAA batteries. It’s about 12cm long and, as you can see from the pic above, it has a shafty part and a rabbit-style clit stim. The controller part has three buttons: one to turn it on and off, one to move through the vibration programs (there’s 7!) and one to control the rotation in the shafty part (there’s 3 speeds!).
[Just a little warning here, if your batteries aren't strong enough, pressing the rotation button just turns the whole thing off - which I found confusing, until it occurred to me that one of my batteries might have been a dud and I switched it out.]
The Patina is waterproof too, which means you can take it in the tub and don’t have to worry about cleaning it under the tap (as long as the battery hatch is closed correctly).
What I liked: I liked the size of the shafty part; I think because it’s not as thick as some other rabbit-type vibes, the rotation worked out a lot better. I really liked the rabbit-style clit stim (of course) and enjoyed all the vibration programs; there’s something about how this clit stim is designed that is just really nice, because the vibrations are accentuated by the little ears.
What I Didn’t like: Nothing too serious here, though I didn’t find that the rotation of the shaft did a whole lot for me – but I could definitely feel it and it wasn’t like it was uncomfortable, so I guess that kind of rotation just isn’t right for my body’s design.
This Toy Would be Great for: someone who likes having something inside while they stimulate their clit – you can enjoy the sensation of fullness while the clit stim works it’s magic. Plus you can bring it in the tub!
The Patina has restored my faith in Rabbit-Style Vibes, it gets a 7.5 out of 10!