While there are times when a smaller, less expensive vibrator is in order, there are also times when a larger, more powerfully equipped, and entertaining toy fits the bill. As a consumer advocate, I've found all sorts of shapes and sizes come into play when it came to sex toys, just as I've noticed there appears to be a market for every type of porn so what sets some toys apart from others? Well, in the case of the Dream Maker by Evolved Novelties in their Waterproof Nocturnal Emissions line, complexity is the name of the game as much as any other factor.
all pictures courtesy of Evolved Novelties
The basic toy itself is a vibrator with a clitoral stimulator (bullet on the end of the rabbit shaped stem), measuring about 10" long (much less of that is insertable under normal circumstances) and 3.75" around at the widest point. While this is a standard style on the face of it, the difference is the wealth of options you get when you open this puppy up for business. It takes 4 AAA batteries (that drain pretty quickly due to the power requirements so stock up before deploying this mighty missile) and the holder that they fit in is shaped so there is no guessing whether or not you put them in correctly.
The purple color was interesting enough (Nadine's favorite, I believe) and the insertable portion is wrapped in the usual phathalate free TPR jelly material the company uses on half its toys (the base consists of the harder material the rest of their line is made of). The Chinese made device does not work off a simple button on the bottom though; no, it has a series of controls (pictured) that allow for a reported 600+ combinations of twists and vibrations that are signified by the blue LED lights that are provided in a star pattern on the front.
One side works the vibrator and various rhythms (steady, pulsating, intermittent, building up, and a mix of several others) while the other works the shaft that twists and turns in a number of ways that are tough to describe. The "ecstasy discs" in the shaft can be made to rotate in a number of ways, positioned very nicely for stimulating the labia majora while the clit is stimulated by the stem. The toy tested waterproof too though in this case, the battery chamber seemed less protected, perhaps because it was so far away from the penetrative portions of the shaft.
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According to Nadine, there was enough flexibility to allow her to grind into it when she hit a sweet spot in the programming, the controls best used by a partner from what she told me both during and after the sessions we engaged in. Finding a particular pattern that works best for you might take some effort as well, the notion of going right for the highest setting not as interesting as exploring the whole gamut of options provided, mere dozens tested by us during the testing phase of the evaluation.
The price was on the high end for most people but someone has to keep the Chinese employed and frankly, Nadine had minimal recommendations for Evolved to make this one even better. We discussed rating this as the top rating but figured we needed more experience with it, settling for a rating of Highly Recommended
for those of you that can afford it (it's available for around $70), the sheer versitility better than most toys reviewed here in some time. For those interested, here is the story of Evolved according to their website:
Welcome to the world of Evolved Novelties - the next generation of
massagers. We are pleased to introduce you to our comprehensive line of
new products, as well as, a mind-set - which distinguishes us as the
most original and innovative adult toy and novelty manufacturer in the
Our tag line - Love is Back epitomizes our commitment to bringing an
air of style and sophistication to our products. In fact, our
commitment to bringing Love Back is so strong, that we developed our
logo to incorporate the word "Love." With a staff of true artisans, we
have accomplished just that ... a lineage of products that are as
aesthetically pleasing, as they are - physically satisfying. With the
soft and delicate contours of a woman's body as inspiration, we
painstakingly designed - and redesigned - every product to assure
At Evolved, we understand that there has to be as much "Go" as there is
"Show" in our products. As a result, we utilize the most powerful
motors (that meet European Standards) there are. Along with
state-of-the-art multi-function capabilities, every item in Evolved's
catalogue is 100% Waterproof.
As beautiful and as powerful as our massagers are, we also understand
the need to address health and safety concerns. With that in mind, we
have gone to great lengths to ensure that all of our products are
constructed of the safest, non-toxic Phthalate-free materials available.
Aesthetic and technological advancements aside, nowhere is Evolved's
unique and unparalleled position more obvious than with our packaging.
Our eye-grabbing, mainstream-inspired design, undoubtedly, represents ...
the next generation of massagers.
Established in 2006, Evolved Novelties, Inc. was created to, both, fill
a void in the Health & Wellness Industry for quality,
highly-stylized products and to bring an air of style, sophistication
and romance to those products. In fact, the company's steadfastness in
bringing the romance and passion back to the bedroom is evidenced by
the company's "Love is Back" tagline, as well as, the word "Love"
being strategically placed in the Evolved logo.
Evolved's success can be directly attributed to their commitment to
quality. From day one, that 'attention to detail' has been in the
forefront, as representatives from the company traveled the world in
search of the finest materials and parts. As a result, all Evolved's
products were designed to be: Phthalate-Free & Body Safe; Backed by
the Industry's most comprehensive warranty; Unique Designs - with every
item being created - exclusively - by us and for us; Equipped with
State-of-the-Art Motors and Couples Friendly!
Once satisfied that their products met up to their high standards, a
creative design team was formulated to develop the company's Signature
Tin Package. Aside from the desire to create packaging that would
distinguish themselves from their competitors, it was imperative that
the Packaging was as functional - as it was beautiful. Through a litany
of Focus Groups, Customer Surveys and design sessions, they addressed
the wants and concerns of the consumers and created their distinct
package. As for the functionality part of the equation, the packaging
serves as a secure, hygienic and discreet carrying case - including, a
clever insert that actually conceals the toy!
With the products and packaging developed, the first massagers hit the
store shelves in 2008 and it didn't take long to recognize that Evolved
had hit a nerve - both, figuratively and literally - with the public.
Seemingly overnight, the company had created their own niche!
Evolved's focus and commitment to creating innovative, fun and quality
massagers continues to be their driving force. From the clever Bottle
Rocket to the ingenious rechargeable items to the development of new
silicone products, Evolved is determined to remain at the forefront of
new product development.
As a result of the "overnight" success story (actually, over 2 years in
the making), Evolved found a new corporate headquarters in Chatsworth,
CA. With a warehouse of over 60,000 square feet, a fleet of vehicles
and plans to build a new lab and testing facility, it's clear that
Evolved Novelties is a major force in the Health & Wellness