OhMiBod Esca 2 – Sex Toy Review
Have you ever watched a cam show? Have you ever seen a show where there is a little pinkish or purple tail peeking out from inside a performer’s vagina? After seeing at least 5 or 6 shows with this magical tail I started to become incredibly curious… nay… not curious… obsessed… with what on earth that toy was. Oh course… I could have just asked these performers what they were using… but I’m shy, I can’t directly ask another human being a question. So I just kept watching… I figured eventually I’d see them take this magical vagina tail out… or say something about it… (now that I hear this out loud, I’m starting to think this was just a thinly veild excuse for me to watch cam shows…). Eventually I did learn what this magical tail was… and I also learned it was actually two different times… these tails turned out to either be the Lovense Lush or the OhMiBod Esca. Having put a name to these peek-a-boo toys, I became somewhat obsessed with trying one for myself. You know… monkey see monkey do. Lucky for me, SheVibe was offering up the OhMiBod Esca 2 for review and you bet I snapped that up the moment I saw it listed. GIMMIE DAT! GIMMIE DAT RIGHT NOW! My precious…
The Esca 2 is a rather versatile vibrator from OhMiBod and Kiiroo (and a follow up toy to their first generation Esca). Versatile in that it can be used during solo or couple’s play and can be used with or without the app. You can control it yourself while your partner watches, your partner can control it for you from the same room, or you can hand over control to a partner who happens to be in another state. I think the reason you’ll see this toy (or ones like it) used somewhat frequently with cam shows is the fact that it is both wearable (I know from experience being able to be hands free while you cam is often nice) and that it can be controlled long distance via the FeelConnect app or the OhMiBod app (which makes it possible for a viewer to gain control over your toy… after tipping of course). I already had the FeelConnect app on my phone from reviewing the Kiiroo Onyx ages ago (I’m bad at deleting apps on my phone… because what if I need it again?!) so that is what I used for this review. If I start feeling sassy, maybe I’ll download the OhMiBod app and give that a whirl too (no promises… my sassy meter is pretty low today).
As I said earlier, the Esca 2 is a wearable vibrator and it is designed for vaginal use. Design-wise the Esca 2 looks an awful lot like a cartoon sperm. The body of the toy is bulbous (shaped for g-spot stimulation) with a wiggly silicone tail that ends in a smaller hard plastic bulb. The toy has a total length of 7.3 inches with the insertable bulb having a diameter of 1.3 inches (about the size of a small chicken egg… like what a Bantam chicken would lay) and the tail measures in at 5.5 inches long. The tail portion of the toy is designed to remain outside of your body and works kind of like the string on a tampon… allowing you to easily remove the Esca 2 with a gentle tug. Inserting it was really easy, I used a dab of water-based lube, and was able to push it right in and I loved how it felt instantly filling.
The OhMiBod Esca 2 can be controlled in two ways (well… three ways if we count both apps as a different method of control), manually or via the mobile app. For manual control you use the button at the tail end of the… uh… tail. On that smaller hard plastic bulb you will see a little silicone power button. To turn the Esca 2 on just press and hold that button for 3ish seconds and the toy will spring to life with a quick vibration to acknowledged that its been turned on. Press the button again to turn on the first vibration mode. Continuing to press the button will cycle you through Esca 2’s three continuous vibration settings in increasing intensity and two patterns. The patterns are alright, pretty basic pulsating… first one feels like a slower pulsating pattern while the second one just feels like a sped up version. Really not the worst patterns… I didn’t mind them… I also appreciate that they didn’t waste a lot of time on multitudes of pattern settings in manual mode. Three steady states and two patterns feels straight to the point and easy to manage. When you are ready to turn the toy off again just press and hold the power button again for a few seconds and it will power down. This is the easiest way to control the Esca 2 I think… especially since I don’t need to cycle through various speeds and patterns… I’m a set it at the top speed and forget it kind of gal. Controlling via the apps start to get a little more involved…
Pairing the Esca 2 with your phone is reasonably easy. Press and hold that power button again until you feel that quick vibration. With the LED light blinking, you are now in pairing mode. Open up your FeelConnect app and connect your toy. If you need more help with pairing a toy with the FeelConnect apps check out Kiiroo’s online manual… it explains it far better than I ever could… because I suffer from verbal diarrhea and I’ll just over complicate things. In the app you can either take “local control” or “partner control.” Local control means you are going to control the Esca 2 via the app on the phone you just paired your toy with… (so, not a long distance phone). Switching over to partner control allows someone else to take control of the device, provided you have shared a control link with a partner. To get the link you need to go to the menu and select Partner Connect then click share. When I open the share menu it gives me a list of people I’ve recently texted with (which is super awkward because its like… my mom… the boss at my vanilla job… Stunt Cock’s mom…), it also gives me the option to airdrop the link… you know… in case you want to invite all of Starbucks to play with you… and finally the ability to just copy the link. This last option would be how a Cam Performer could offer control of their vibrator without actually sharing their phone number with someone. The FeelConnect app doesn’t feel super intuitive… its a lot of clicking around, trial and error, eventually figuring out how things work… at least that’s how it is for me. I only used this app because I already had it and was somewhat familiar with it.
Alright… I guess I’m feeling a bit sassy after all… let’s go ahead and download the OhMiBod app right now… I’m curious if its any easier to use. Okay, so the pairing process is the same as it is with the FeelConnect app, just press and hold the power button until you get that first vibration blip, then open up the OhMiBod app and select if you are playing locally or remotely. I selected that I was playing locally and I was given all kinds of options for controlling the Esca 2. First off is the Rhythem menu, which allowed me to select from different pre-build patterns (with names like The Moon or Ludicrous), pretty basic, but is an upgraded experience from the manual mode patterns. Next it offered me Tap mode which allows me to just tap the target area and create a pattern with my finger… this was super neat… once I created a the perfect pattern it allowed me to save it as a favorite, so I can access it again and don’t have to re-build it every time I turn the app on. Next is the Touch mode Which is just a four square grid with a rabbit in the upper right corner and a turtle in the lower left and I can just move my finger around the grid to control the toys vibration…this feels like its more about intensity than pattern building. Finally, it offered me what has to be my absolute favorite option… Club Vibe. You’ll have to allow the OhMiBod app access to your microphone for this one… this mode allows your toy to sync with the music in the room. You haven’t lived until your vibrator syncs itself to Lizzo. I found that both “Boys” and “Good as Hell” provided a magical vibration experience. The OhMiBod app feels so much more intuitive compared to the FeelConnect (and it provides instructions in the app itself, which helps). Okay… ya’ll… I’m super glad I tried this app. There is also an Oh!dometer, which allows you to log your orgasms within the app and allows you to set weekly goals and gives you stats. I’m not sure its something I personally will use, but its a cute idea. I’ve gotta say, the OhMiBod app is by far the superior way to control the Esca 2. Don’t even mess with the FeelConnect… it’s complete trash compared to this one.
Using either of the apps gives you a lot more versatility… you have more control over the vibrations and can do more fine tuning to figure out exactly what you want… but if you are trying to decide which app to use… I’d recommend the OhMiBod app over the FeelConnect. I’ve read some reviews of the Esca 2 where people couldn’t connect to certain apps with certain phones… it seemed that iPhone users had more luck with the OhMiBod app and Androids readily connected to FeelConnect… I have an iPhone and I was able to connect to both apps. So I guess if you are having issues with one app, give the other one a try. No matter which mode of control you choose, there are lights at the end of the tail that will light up according to how strong the vibrations are, which provides kind of a neat visual… but it is possible to turn this light off if you are wearing thin fabric and don’t want to look like there is a rave in your pants (but why wouldn’t you want to look like that…).
The vibration’s of the Esca 2 aren’t super strong… at least not as strong as I would like. At its top end speed I would still classify this as a pretty moderate vibe. I’m having a hard time deciding if the vibrations are rumbly or not… like… the motor definitely does have a little rumble to it… but there is definitely some real buzz to it as well. So not a pure rumble toy… but it also doesn’t feel like you’ve let loose a hive of bees inside your vagina. I guess I’ve got to say that everything vibration-wise is pretty middling… not bad enough to hate… not amazing enough for me to feel wowed. It’s satisfying enough to orgasm with. Also, I noticed that the vibrations travel through the toy’s tail so if I positioned the tail onto my clit I got a little bit of external stimulation as well… nothing mind blowing…but just enough that my clit didn’t feel completely left out.
The Esca 2 is surprisingly quiet. Once inserted, I really couldn’t hear the vibrations at all… so I would feel 100% comfortable wearing this out in public (especially if you were going to take it somewhere loud… like a dance club). The Esca 2 isn’t silent though, when it vibrates, there is noise, it’s just that any sound the does make was pretty muffled by my body and my clothes (I was wearing undies and jeans). Next date night, give your partner control of the Esca 2 and see where the evening takes you!
To recharge the Esca 2, plug the provided cable into the small dimple on the body of the toy and the other end into a computer or USB compatible wall adapter. While charging the LED light in the tail will blink until its fully charged. It takes about two hours to charge to full. I think this is the only issue I have with the Esca 2… it has a rather long charge time but I’ve only managed to get about an hour (or less if I’m running only at top speeds) of play time out of it. Usually this isn’t an issue for me with other toys… but with the Esca 2, I want the adventure to last! Especially if I am going to be out of the house… letting someone else control the toy… it could turn into an all day affair!
As far as wearable vibrators go, the OhMiBod Esca 2 isn’t bad, I’ve definitely experienced worse. I think I only have two complaints, the first being the play time vs charge time… I wish it lasted longer and second, I want it to be stronger. The vibrations are decent… they are pretty moderate… they do the job… but I really want to be wowed! I kind of feel like OhMiBod may have put noise reduction over strength… prioritizing a quiet motor over something that has a lot more oomph. I mean… quiet is good… but I kind of want to have my socks knocked off. For me, using the Esca 2 was much more of a tease… it wasn’t a main event… which plays well with using it in public with a partner. If I were looking to play solo, I might not reach for the Esca 2… unless I made plans to go out on the town and titillate myself that way before coming home and finishing the job with something like a Hitachi or Doxy. But still, I can defiently recommend the OhMiBod Esca 2, I think it has a lot of potential and can be pretty fun. I also think that the club mode in the OhMiBod app is AWESOME… imagine, if you were doing a cam show… you could allow your viewers to put together a playlist to play your toy along with! Dance party and orgasms! Yesssss! I am super happy I got the chance to try this toy out… it really didn’t disappoint.
The OhMiBod Esca 2 was provided to me free of charge by SheVibe in exchange for my honest review.