Each week, The CSPH takes a look at a sexual aid that can be just so darn spectacular for some people, that it needs to be highlighted. This week’s sexual aid is Fresh by Swan Vibes!
How does the product work?
Fresh is a petite, attractive vibrator produced as a part of the Leaf Line by Swan Vibes. Like its counterparts in the line, it is a friendly shade of bright green, making it less intimidating for those new to using this sort of product. Beyond its cuteness—it’s a vibrator that looks like a leaf!—this toy offers a number of exciting and convenient features: it is made of 100% silicone, making it phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, latex-free, and completely body safe. Additionally, it is also waterproof, so it can be a great option for bath or shower fun. Also, it’s rechargeable, so it is both eco-friendly and has the added bonus of knowing that you’ll never have to fiddle with a battery compartment when you want to play, as long as you remember to charge it beforehand.
Although a small toy, Fresh packs a lot into a small package. Powered by an encased bullet vibe, the toy is controlled by a single button located at the bottom part of the “leaf”. Reaching a point at the other end, the toy offers an ideal shape for people who enjoy focused stimulation. For those who find pinpoint stimulation too sensitive or enjoy a more diffuse sensation, vibrations can be felt throughout the toy, with the rounded back or flat edge of the toy both offering good options. For those with wrist difficulties, or who would just like to multitask, this can be especially good as the toy can be used hands-free in many positions.
Fresh is easy to use: simply press the button once to turn it on and press and hold to increase the intensity. To turn it off, just press the button again. At its highest and even next-highest levels, Fresh’s vibrations are surprisingly powerful and can be satisfying even to the most seasoned vibrator users, while the lower settings are by no means too intense for someone with less experience.
In addition to its pleasure-giving features, Fresh is also remarkable in its discreteness as even on its most powerful setting, this toy stays quiet. Featuring a handy lock that makes it great for traveling, this toy makes going through security a breeze—just tap the button three times to lock or unlock it. The packaging is completely devoid of any sexual—or gender-specific!—signifiers, steering clear of any mention of sexuality, vibration, or massage. Even the toy itself keeps its true purpose hidden; accidentally leave this toy on the nightstand and it still just looks like a decorative leaf, making it perfect for those in shared living quarters.
As a silicone toy, Fresh can have a bit of drag when rubbed against skin; however, using a water-based lube with this toy is an excellent way to make it more comfortable. Experiment with the amount, as too much might make it feel slippery and can make it more difficult to control the button. Just remember: NEVER use silicone-based lubes with this or any other silicone vibrator, as they can destroy the toy.
Important things to note:
Fresh is non-porous and made of one of the safest toy materials around, so it can be used without the need of a barrier; however, if you are sharing with a partner, you may want to use a barrier so that you don’t transmit fluids and potentially infections. Measuring only 2.8” x 2.3”, this toy is convenient, great for travel, waterproof, and can run for about 75 minutes when fully charged. Included in the packaging are Fresh, its charger, a user’s manual in English, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese, and a handy and eco-friendly burlap carrying sack. To clean this toy, just wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water and pat or air dry until next use.
This toy can serve as an excellent vibrator for any external areas of the body: the clitorus, labia, penis, scrotum, nipples, thighs, etc. Not only is it enjoyable for solo playtime, but this toy can also be easily integrated into partnered fun to provide an extra boost due of its small size and unassuming appearance. In all, Fresh is playful, safe, and easy to use, making it a potentially great addition to your sexual toolbox.