Peanut butter and chocolate. The beach and cocoa butter. Bogart and Bacall. Some duos are so perfect that they become an instant classic, and once we’ve experienced it, one part without the other may never be quite as amazing. Sex and music is a combination as old as, well, sex and music. So while OhMiBod, a U.S. company founded in 2006, does not get credit for the pairing, it did find a new way to spin it. OhMiBod vibes perform in synch with your iPod, intensifying with the beat and delivering a different kind of vibe with each song. While in theory this concept sounds enticing and promising, my experience with the Naughtibod was not.
First off: the first impression. When it comes to sex toys that claim to be luxurious, I want some eye candy with my introduction. I want a product that not only wows me into drool mode with its design, shape and color, but also one that, when I venture for my first touch, rewards me with the world’s most decadent quality and materials. The Naughtibod’s PU coated plastic? Not! Sure, it sounds good when they tout this material as hypoallergenic, non-toxic, non-porous, and latex and phthalate free, but a list of technicalities simply does not compensate for the lack of quality in the visual, touch, and performance departments. For the hard earned $70 I put into it this vibe at babeland.com, I expect a greater respect for my investment. The Naughtibod did arrive in a colorful box that also held the accessories in a clear plastic shell, and it includes a pink velvet storage bag embroidered with the OhMiBod logo. This vibe cleans up with adult toy cleaner or mild soap and water.
You can create your own playlists or share with other OhMiBod users via iTunes. Almost any electrical audio output source with a 3.5mm jack can host this music vibe, which operates on three batteries but comes with six. I appreciate the company’s generosity, but I’m afraid that no amount of extra batteries will make up for its toy’s inferior performance. The Naughtibod comes with one end cap for music sex, and another for when your iPod dies or you just want your vibration solo. The non-music end cap operates from a triangle button that controls the Naughtibod’s seven pre-set vibe patterns, and a circle button that cuts the power.
I’d been on the sick list, and though still feeling out of sorts, I was even more sick of missing my vibrators. I thought this a perfect opportunity to break in my Naughtibod, as I was given the impression that the music was going to do most of the work and the vibrator would do me up good. So, in my compromised state of existence I was even more disappointed with the outcome. I’ll be honest (you know me) … the music vibe concept seemed to me more like a gimmick than a vibe aimed at victory, but as an impartial reviewer, I wasn’t about to deny you (or me) the possibility of a rockin’ orgasm. This time, my initial skepticism was justified, but do I at least get an A for effort?
I plugged the Naughtibod into my iPod and the earbuds into the adaptor. I predicted that the wires would pose a problem, but once I got going, I never gave them a thought. With iPod on and libido primed, all systems were go. OhMiBod recommends that volume be set at 75 percent. Since the vibration intensity is completely dependent upon the volume of the music, it had to be turned up so loud that I couldn’t leave the ear buds in and had to lay them by my ears. If I moved my head in the throngs of writhing pleasure, the music would get too loud or fade too much. This was very annoying and distracting from my goal. If you want more of a constant vibe than one to the beat, you have to crank the volume all the way up (or did you want to preserve your hearing?).
The first few songs on my playlist came and went, and there seemed to be a lag in the beat and the vibe that was annoying. The gap between songs was also very frustrating because it kills the vibration. You’re ready to cum and the music stops. That is not the kind of teasing that gets me off! I still managed a clit orgasm while being serenaded by Bono, which was a first, but I can just as easily do that with my CD player and not have to deal with fluctuations in volume or vibe. This toy is not up there on my list of favorites.
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Ins & Outs
- Abrupt and repeated stoppage of vibration between songs.
- Loud motor.
- Despite the wires, easy to handle.
- Compact for travel.
- Smooth finish.
- Size: 5 1/2″ long (4″ insertable) and 1 1/8″ in diameter (at its widest point)
- Materials: Hypoallergenic, non-toxic, non porous ABS plastic with a PU coating and chrome finish detail.
- Phthalate free.
- Colors: Licorice Black, Bubblegum Pink, Blueberry Blue, Apple Green, Tangerine Orange, Grape Purple, Lemon Drop Yellow.
- Create your own vibration by using the iPod volume wheel to increase or decrease the intensity.
- Using the non-music end cap, the Naughtibod has seven pre-set patterns.
- No need to charge; battery operated.
- Music vibrator.
- Three-foot “freedom cord” with integrated splitter.
- Additional end cap for use without music.
- Velvet privacy pouch.
- One-year OhMiBod warranty.
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