Blush Novelties Aria Hot Tongue – Sex Toy Review
Well, it looks like I’m on a tongue shaped vibrator kick around here! Last review it was the CalExotics Mini Marvels Marvelous Flicker and today I’ve got the Blush Novelties Aria Hot Tongue… because why review just one disembodied tongue, when you can review TWO disembodied tongues?!
The Aria Hot Tongue comes from the same line up of toys as the Mi Vibe and the Buzz Bunny I reviewed last year. Essentially, these Aria toys are kits that contain one sleeve and one bullet vibrator and you can choose to use just the bullet vibe on its own or you can slid it inside the sleeve and create a whole new experience. I really enjoyed the Mi Vibe but I wasn’t so hot on the Buzz Bunny… but in both cases… the bullet vibe really shines! So, knowing that I already love the included bullet, this whole review hinged on whether or not I was going to enjoy the tongue like sleeve… SO MUCH PRESSURE!
Okay, actually… lets back up here and talk about that itty bitty little vibe again for a second. Though it be small… this little bullet is MIGHTY! I was honestly floored by what a powerhouse this tiny thing turned out to be! Its powerful, its rumbly… its just really an excellent bullet! I’ve actually ended up separating the bullet that came with the Buzz Bunny sleeve and have been using it on its own when I need a quick orgasm without the hassle of pulling out and plugging in my Doxy or similarly hefty orgasm device. The little bullet sits in an empty pill bottle in my night stand. I actually didn’t intend to keep it in a pill bottle… I just happened to have an empty pill bottle with its lid off rattling around in my night stand drawer and somehow the bottle and the bullet combined forces… and who am I to tear them apart? So not the bullet lives in the pill bottle and that is just how it is. Anyway… my point being, the bullet is small, it’s discreet, its easy to store, and its powerful… so if you decide you hate the sleeve… the bullet is still worth keeping around!
Operating the Aria Hot Tongue is super easy. There is a single button at the base of the bullet. To turn the bullet on just press and hold the button until the Hot Tongue turns on and repeat this same step to turn the vibe back off. While on, continuing to push the button will cycle you through the Hot Tongue’s 10 settings. There are five constant vibrations that increase in intensity, as it starts to hit those top end spends things do start to trend towards the buzzier side, so if you like pure rumble, you’ll want to keep it down on the lower settings. I’ve found I like the bounce between three and four the most (which is obnoxious… since it’s a one button operation I have to cycle through all the freaking patterns just to get back to three from four…). The patterns are nothing to write home about… they do nothing for me… they seem pretty damn basic and I wish I could just remove them from my toy. Just banish them off to vibration pattern hell or something.
So the Hot Tongue sleeve, as we have already covered, is tongue shaped… and I’ve gotta say, it is definitely a more attractive looking tongue than the Flicker (if disembodied tongues can be attractive). It has some sexier curves going on and what I find to be a more appealing design to it. It is also shaped in such a way that it sits beautifully against my body. Its like its giving my clit and surrounding labia a big ol’ hug. It was pretty good for kind of grinding against… although grinding isn’t generally my preferred method of masturbation, so I didn’t do a whole lot of this… but I did notice I could… so I figured its worth a quick mention. The way I ended up using the Hot Tongue the most was pushing the tongues tip down against my clit. Holy cow… the vibrations transfer through the tip in a most surprising way! I was really expecting the silicone to do a lot more to dampen the vibrations, but it really doesn’t cause the bullet to lose much of its power at all, the tip really does a good job at harnessing the vibrations and transferring it down into my clit! I was hoping that the sleeve would also dampen the buzzy nature of the upper end intensities… but it doesn’t do much for that either. It still gets buzzy as you push it into those top end modes. It isn’t a terrible buzz though, I’m able to roll with it and still some reasonably satisfying orgasms with the Hot Tongue and had a lot of fun teasing my Stunt Cock with it. The tongue shape did lend itself well to using it for foreplay, using it to “lick” my partners body… running the tip up and down the shaft of his penis, around his balls, tickle the taint… well… I think you get the idea. So, personally… even though I did enjoy the Hot Tongue, I think its less a toy I would pull out for any solo play and more of a toy I would use with a partner. Especially a partner (like my Stunt Cock) who is a little vibration shy… having the lower end rumbly vibrations and the dampening quality of the silicone made it more of a subtle and indirect experience for him.
The Blush Novelties Aria Hot Tongue is rechargeable (or more specifically, the bullet is rechargeable… the Hot Tongue is just the silicone sleeve… but who has time for semantics…) via the included magnetic charging cable. The contact points are at the base of the bullet (on either side of the control button), just pop the little cap end of the charging cable onto the base and plug the other end into a USB port of one kind or another and you are good to go! There is an indicator light to let you know that the Hot Tongue is charging properly (it will emit a white glow), when it is finished charging the light will turn off. Blush recommends charging the bullet for a full two hours before your first use (I didn’t do this… I am terrible at following directions… my toy died on me about eight minutes into masturbating…). Once my toy was fully charged, I think I got about an hour or play time out of it, give or take a few minutes.
Like I said above, I like the Blush Novelties Aria Hot Tongue, but personally I would use it more for a partner toy… something to play with as a warm up or for sensation play and teasing. It isn’t the kind of toy I would pull out when I am alone and looking to masturbate… it just doesn’t quite have the oomph to it that I’m looking for (the bullet on its own however is another story… I will use the bullet on its own). Also, the Hot Tongue should definitely get bonus points for being quiet, its a pretty discreet little thing. Prise-wise, the Hot Tongue sits solidly in that under $50 range, which means it a nice toy that is within reach for those of us with champagne tastes but still on those beer budgets. Do I recommend the Hot Tongue? You bet!
The Blush Novelties Aria Hot Tongue was provided to me free of charge by Peepshow Toys in exchange for my honest review.