Way back when, I received a Candy Stick from Papaya Toys for review. I was awed by its pretty swirl and awesome matte finish. Did I mention I was inspired by the Jolly Rancher green apple color? YES! It’s like a a tall, swirly lollipop you can get at the county fair, even if you do have to rub shoulders with some gross people because you know there’s a prize there.
The Candy Stick came in a white box with some hot pink action going on, on the sides, with a paper wrap that you have to slide off to get to the box. The wrap has a hot pink curlicue and on its back, an image of the vibrator, the logo and some other information about the toy. Inside the box, it has the Candy Stick, a black silk drawstring storage bag and an instruction pamphlet.
Now, I’ve got to say, I did spend some quality time with my Candy Stick. It’s super nifty and so cool-looking. The toy is pthalates free and is made of 100% medical grade silicone, with a firm core. Though it is slightly squishy, its only true flexible part is the tip, where it bends in any direction. It is 10 inches, total (that would include the handle), which makes about 6.5 inches insertable. It also has a very nice girth of 1.75 inches. It also takes two AA batteries, which were not included with the toy.
This awesome beast is also waterproof, which means you can use it in the shower and in the bath, as it is fully submersible. Yes, you can dunk it in the bath and have fun.
The handle, or base, is also one of my favorite features of this toy because you can actually GRIP IT. It is not smooth and slippery but is, in fact, the same texture as the shaft–again, that silicone awesomeness. This means that I can use all the water-based lube I want and still be able to have a firm grip on this toy. This is truly magnificent.
Please note, that since this is a silicone toy, you should only use water-based lubricants, as silicone-based lubricants will degrade the toy.
It is separated from the shaft by a purple o-ring, which ensures that the internal motor stays waterproof. It is easy to open, with a couple twists, like a bottle cap and the battery compartment is removable, which means that you don’t have to bend your fingers every which way, breaking some nails, while you try to get the batteries in. You can pop it out, insert the batteries, put the compartment back in the handle and twist it shut. Easy peasy.
Cleaning the Candy Stick is fairly easy, as it is non-porous, so you can clean and disinfect it with soap and water or a sex toy cleaner. As you should be aware, most vibrators cannot be sterilized via boiling or a run through the dishwasher. However, I have this amazing gem to share with you!! I asked if the Candy Stick could be sterilized and I got this response:
YES! It can be boiled and run through the dishwasher on the top rack, but you must remove the batteries (and the battery compartment). In addition, I would caution that if you do, in fact, run it through the dishwasher, do not use the heat dry cycle.
Is that not awesome?! Woo, Papaya Toys is now on my I-love-this-company list!
But, let’s not forget the vibrations of this magnificent Stick. It has three distinct vibration settings: buzz, medium-high pulse and a a staccato long-short-short-short pulse. These settings are also variable due to the fact that you can increase and decrease their strength. It is also quiet, like a whisper. Do you understand how much I love this, really? Because I so do. The control buttons look like a little bowtie on the end of the handle and they are soft and respond easily to the touch. You can also turn the toy off with a simple click of the button. But you can also turn it back on and it will return to the vibe setting you had when you turned it off. Hello, amazingness.
The Candy Stick is wonderfully filling and satisfying and makes my vagina happy. Because it’s quiet, I can basically lock my door and fuck myself for an hour or two or however many I want without worrying if someone will hear some kind of mechanical buzz. I only have to think about my own noise-making during masturbation sessions.
Papaya Toys know what they’re doing and I can’t wait to see what else they’re going to create to impress. Thanks so much!