The Pipedream Icicles No. 34 strap-on rabbit vibrator had caught my eye the minute I saw it pop up on EdenFantasys. Not only is it made of a material that’s easily sterilized, durable, and makes for good eye candy, it also promised a powerful 10-function bullet for “mind-blowing sensations and wall-banging climaxes”.
This isn’t my first strap-on vibrator. No, I had bought my first one about 5 years ago. I still have it (the one on the right), but I don’t use it anymore. TPR is porous and harbors bacteria, so my freaky little butterfly/bird-looking pal just sits around as a review mascot for me. The main reason for me wanting the Icicles No. 34 was as a replacement for it.
The rabbit thing that reminds me more of a butterfly is hand-made from borosilicate glass. It’s non-porous, easily-sterilized, and can last a lifetime. There are a few impurities, but nothing on the surface. If your glass toy has a scratch, nick, chip, or anything that feels sharp, DO NOT use it. It could do some very bad internal damage, so send it back or get a new one.
The bullet is made from clear, bright pink ABS plastic. It’s phthalates-free, latex-free, and non-porous (although I would be careful since fluids can get trapped where the wire meets the bullet and remote).
The straps are made from hot pink elastic. They’re very stretchy, and seem fairly durable. Each has a set of metal snaps. No information is given on what metal they are.
Any lubricant can be used with this toy. Aside from maybe needing a little lube to insert this with, you probably won’t need much.
Texture / Design
The glass is smooth and seamless. There is no texture to the surface of this toy.
The Pipedream Icicles No. 34 is designed like a rather odd-looking butterfly, with the wings having holes in them to attach the elastic straps. The ears, or antennae, are short and rounded, and vibrations from the bullet don’t carry through to them at all. There is a rounded, bulbous end to this peculiar creature, which could possibly provide stimulation to the perineum, if the vibrations actually traveled through the glass decently. The thin, rather long phallus isn’t very filling, but the vibrations do travel through it a bit better than the rest of the toy.
I’m wondering if part of the problem of the vibrations not traveling through the glass well has to do with the fact that the bullet is inserted into a ring on the other side of this strange creature, not inside of its body. Perhaps that would help a little bit. Another downside to that ring that holds the bullet is that it makes it awkward to sit while wearing this thing.
The bullet and controller are fairly cheap-looking. Although the control has notches that would make you think they light up to let you know which mode you’re on, they don’t.
Also included are four straps. There is one really long one, two long ones, and on short one. They attach to the toy via snaps and hooks. Details and assembly instructions can be seen in the video further down the review. The are fully adjustable via little plastic buckles similar to those on bra straps, and are very stretchy.
Size / Details
- Length: 5″
- Insertable Length: 3″
- Circumference: 2 3/4″
- Diameter: 3/4″
- Weight: 0.5 lb
- Powered By: 3 AAA Batteries (not included)
- Waterproof: No
- Length of Leg Strap (Min): 14”
- Length of Leg Strap (Max): 54”
- Length of Hip Strap (Min): 22”
- Length of Hip Strap (Max): 78”
EdenFantasys always ships discretely. Their packaging is plain and states nothing about the contents. The return address is always “Web Merchants”.
Packaging, Assembly, Controls and Vibration Demonstration
http://youtu.be/xGfVxOBdHxE – watch a detailed video of the actual packaging for this toy, how to put it together (since no instructions are provided), and get a feel of how the vibration patterns and noise levels are.
Wear / Experience
After having put together everything, I attempted to put the toy on. If I try to wear it like the model is in the picture to the right (which is on the inside front flap of the packaging), the phallus rests along my labia, and the rabbit ears are at my pubic mons. I have no idea why they decided to photograph her wearing it this way.
I can adjust the straps and glass toy so that the phallus is inserted, but the whole toy still wants to tip forward and out. The only real way to get it secured in the proper position is to give myself a wedgie with the leg straps, which brings the toy back and up towards my body, like it should be. Despite the weight of the glass, I’ve had no issues with this sliding down.
I can’t say I’m very pleased with the way this wears, or the comfort of it, since I have to give myself a wedgie. The noise levels are terrible, and the vibrations are barely felt. If I actually experienced some sort of stimulation, I would write about, but I haven’t at all.
Noise: 4/5 Set to the highest vibration level, the Pipedream Icicles No. 34 is about as loud as my microwave, maybe worse. Even when used separately from the glass toy, the bullet still sounds like an angry killer bee with a microphone.
Vibrations: 1/5 The vibrations from the bullet just don’t carry through the toy well at all. No matter what setting I have it on, it’s all barely even felt. While the vibrations can be felt slightly through the phallus when held – can’t feel a damn thing when it’s in me – the rabbit ears don’t carry the vibrations at all.
Used separately from the glass toy, I suppose I would give the bullet vibe a 4/5. It’s pretty strong, but it’s really buzzy. Also, I’ve noticed that it starts feeling pretty warm after a few minutes. That makes me a little nervous.
The packaging suggests to removed the bullet from the glass toy and wash carefully with Pipedream Toy Cleaner and warm water. However, this does not seem sufficient to me. What about the elastic straps? Those most certainly need to be cleaned to prevent the growth of bacteria.
I would advise you to remove the bullet from the glass toy, and wipe that down with toy cleaning wipes or a toy cleaning spray.
For the glass part, there are a number of ways it can be cleaned: soap and water, 10% bleach solution, and boiling. When it comes to boiling, be careful not to cause temperature shock. I usually leave my toys in the water until it heats up, to avoid the risk of them cracking due to extreme temperature changes. Glass female sex toys can also be run through the dishwasher on the top rack, but I don’t think it would be safe to so so with this one.
You can wash the straps with a little soap and water, then leave them to dry.
Since the foam that this toy comes in does make a nice cradle for the glass toy and accessories, it wouldn’t be bad to store it in. Otherwise, my other suggestion would be to get a nice padded storage pouch for it.
Although glass is tough, any scratch, nick, or chip can easily cause internal damage. Be careful where you store your glass toys, so that they don’t incur any damage. Always inspect your glass toy before use, and handle it with care. If you see any scratch, nick, or chip, discontinue use.
Also, always remove batteries from vibrators before storage. Not only does this make your batteries last longer, it also protects your toy from the corrosive damage of battery acid, if batteries are left in the toy too long and go bad.
I can’t say that I’ve gotten any enjoyment out of the Pipedream Icicles No. 34, other than it being eye candy. The vibrations are very noisy, and don’t transfer through the toy well at all. Even at the highest intensity, the vibrations are barely felt through the glass. I had high hopes, but they were dashed… I have nothing against glass toys, but this one was a total dud. EdenFantasys has plenty of other strap-on vibrators, so I suggest you check those out instead.