When it comes to sex toys, looks can totally be deceiving. I know I’ve made this connection many times before, but honestly, I reiterate this point over and over because I seem to always forget that it’s the case. No matter how many times I’ve underestimated a toy based on my initial glance, I can’t seem to remember that it could be the best toy I’ve ever tried.
So again, I took a quick peek at the vibe that landed on my desk - Katsuni’s Ancient Secrets, saw some glitz and glamour of a rhinestone jeweled handle and patterned shaft, and promptly assumed it would be some crappy vibrator that spent too much time on looks to have any good buzzing action. I left it on my desk for a few weeks before even bringing it home for a test run.
And, of course, as usual I was totally wrong. Not only is Katsuni’s Ancient Secret a totally sturdy vibe with a power packed buzzing punch, it’s made of phthalate-free medical grade materials (it doesn’t actually say what materials they are, but I’m pretty sure it’s plastic), is splash-proof and has five different speed/pattern settings. Not too shabby, right? And its velvety soft shaft is a total plus as well.
I will say that on first impression this vibe kind of looks like some sort of Hannah Montana microphone toy. And yes, I even sang into it to illustrate my point to my co-workers. What can I say? I’m nothing if not totally classy. The Ancient Secret is also packaged a little weirdly – like a movie tie-in toy, because that’s actually what it is.
Tied in with Digital Playground’s movie Pirates, this is one of the first cross-promoted sex toys I’ve ever seen, and totally looks like it on first glance. While that isn’t exactly good or bad, the packaging totally needed a mention. Also needing a mention are the accessories and one noticeably lacking addition. This toy comes complete with a nice satin carrying case, which is perfect for bringing it on the go, or just keeping it dust and lint free. Unfortunately you are totally on your own to find the two C batteries needed to power this baby up. I guess we can’t have everything, right?