So, kind of a funny story (okay, maybe it’s not really all that funny, but I’m going to share it anyway, so just go with it.)…For the first, oh maybe 8 or 9 days (or more) of owning this toy I honestly thought it was called the B Swish “Bicurious” because I guess I don’t really have time or energy to properly read packaging information. For more than a week I called it the Bicurious in conversation with other sex toy people, I tweeted about it, I facebooked it, and it was even misspelled right here on my website in the “coming soon” box… all this and not one of you corrected me. NOT ONE OF YOU! You are all just about the worst internet friends ever… I had the proverbial spinach in my teeth and no one bothered to point it out. Do you know how mortified I was when I finally sat down to do this review and for the first time I clearly read the box… B Swish Bcurious. BCURIOUS not BICURIOUS… world shattering. Sure, I’m probably not the first person to notice this, but still… I feel personally slighted.
Am I being over dramatic?
Probably. Most definitely.
I’m actually probably more disappointed that it isn’t actually called the Bicurious, that is a name I can get behind! Bcurious is good too. Whatever. Moving on….
Beyond being just one letter away from being the Bicurious, the Bcurious is a pretty cute little toy. Maybe not as freakishly cute as my Kushi, but the B Swish Bcurious reminds me a little bit of a whale or if I stand it upright it kind of looks like a stylized penguin. At first glance, I really loved the Bcurious.
Once I got the Bcurious out of the box I was AMAZED by how lightweight this toy really is. It is so light that I actually became a little disappointed with it, I figured anything that is this light is bound to be cheap garbage. And that turned me off of it for a few days.
Boy… how wrong I was.
When I finally picked it up again I was again impressed by how beautifully designed it really is. The B Swish Bcurious is a palm-sized, lightweight, curved clitoral/external vibrator that is not only discreet, but is quite aesthetically pleasing and perfectly functional in nearly every way (The Mary Poppins of vibrators?). My initial disappointment/fears about it being crap were completely unfounded, the Bcurious is a nice little vibe!
The Bcurious has a firm, matte plastic body with a silicone band that runs the entire length of the toy. The silicone could possibly be there to cover up the seam of the toy, but I find that it provides a my slippery, lubed-up fingers with a little extra grip… there is nothing worse then shooting a slippery sex toy across the room like a rocket…. you may laugh, but this has happened to me more times then I really want to admit. The silicone band does have one draw back though, because the band is not set flush against the plastic body crud tends to accumulate along the side of it. Its gross, no one needs that. I found the best way to deal with this is to use a tooth brush to brush along the silicone band to remove any gunk that has built during use and wipe it down with a baby wipe or damp towel. On the side of the toy there is also a little port for inserting the charging cable. It is covered by a little silicone flap/plug that will keep water out of your toy when cleaning. However I can’t tell you with 100% certainty that this toy is waterproof though, because I am unable to find any mention of that in the included B Swish Bcurious instruction manual (maybe I’m blind and just not seeing it?).
EDIT: I just looked at the packaging a little closer and the box the Bcurious comes in states that the toy is in fact water-resistant. So it can get wet, but probably don’t spend a whole lot of time submerging it.
Speaking of the charging port, the Bcurious is pretty simple to plug in and charge up. The toy comes with an included USB charging cable, just insert the skinny end into the toy and the USB into any computer or USB compatible wall charger (my iPhone charging box pulls double duty as a sex toy charging station). If you’ve read any of my previous reviews you know I sometimes get irked by USB charging cables, unless you’ve got something like the iPhone wall charging bit, you will have to have a sex toy dangling out of your computer for a couple of hours… which can sometimes get weird. Not always the most discreet way to charge, but the USB cables are very convenient. The Bcurious arrived fully charged and I still haven’t run it out of juice yet, so I’m not sure just how much life its got in it. But, I think I’ve given it at least an hour of play time (if not more) thus far! The packaging claims it to be a 2 hour charge time and a 2 hour use time, so I think that is probably pretty correct from what I’m experiencing at this point.
The top of the vibrator features a shallow groove that cradles my pointer finger perfectly, and on either side is more very subtle grooving that gives my thumb and middle finger someplace to sit comfortably while griping the toy and the rounded bottom of the the vibrator sits every so comfortably in the palm of my hand. Then there is the curved neck of the toy that ends in pinpoint tip which helps to direct the vibrations exactly where you want them. I love a toy that allows me this much control over where the vibrations go.
The word that comes to mind when I’m thinking about how to describe the Bcurious is ergonomic. This toy is very ergonomically designed, almost flawlessly so. I like how the Bcurious fits in my hand, it really feels like it belong there, it is not awkward to hold or use in anyway! It is my excalibur! Its size and shape make it super easy and comfortable to use with a partner, I find that some toys mash into my pubic bone painfully when being used durning partner on top sex, but the Bcurious slipped between us like a ninja and got its job done without being obnoxious or uncomfortable.
When turned on, there is a blue light that outlines the buttons. It features a very easy to use two button system, press down to turn the Bcurious on and off and press up to adjust the speed and vibration patterns. The buttons are also very well placed, with some vibrators (especially the smaller ones) I find that I will hit buttons accidentally while playing with it. Which gets frustrating, because I’ll find a speed/pattern that is really doing it for me then… WHOOPS…I’ve hit a button and I lose it.
The B Swish Bcurious has three constant vibration settings that from low to medium to high and then is followed by four patterns. I’m not super into the patterns, but I rarely enjoy the included vibration patterns with any toy. Also, the Bcurious is BUZZY. Buzzy with a capital B. If you are a fan of deep, penetrating, rumbling vibrations, you may be left wanting something more. Personally, I don’t always mind buzzy, it has its place, I enjoy it, and the Bcurious was plenty strong enough to bring me to orgasm, even if the vibrations were surface level and buzzy.
Obviously, the Bcurious is intended to be used externally, but don’t feel like that means it is limited to being used only against your/your partner’s clit! I have enjoyed the Bcurious against my nipples, my taint, even around the rim of my butthole… external vibrators like the Bcurious are great for sensation play! Grab a partner, blindfold them, and go to town rubbing tickling little vibrations up and down their body!
My recommendation? The B Swish Bcurious is an almost flawless little external vibrator. Design wise, the Bcurious is almost perfect. The only thing I would like to see would be a softer silicone tip – but that’s just a personal thing, I don’t always like to mash hard plastic against my clit and because the vibrations are buzzy, I do feel like I have to put more than average pressure against my clit in order to orgasm. This toy would be literally perfect if I could some how mash in the vibrations of my Tango with the body of the Bcurious! But, if buzzy vibrations don’t bother you, the Bcurious is going to be a wonderful addition (or start of!) to your collection. The Bcurious also arrives with its own little storage bag, making it easy to pack up and travel with or to store a little more discreetly. I also appreciate the affordability of the B Swish Bcurious, it is part of B Swish’s Premium line so its price tag is a bit higher than some of their other toys, but at $80.75, it won’t break the bank either. This is my first ever experience with a toy from B Swish and I am not disappointed! If the Bcurious is a taste of the quality B Swish has to offer, I am excited to add more of their toys to my collection!
The Bcurious is available in two colors black/magenta and primrose/gray (the later being the color featured in this review.) and can be purchased directly from B Swish’s online store!
The B Swish Bcurious was provided to me free of charge by B Swish in exchange for my honest review.
All Photos by Boudoir by Kirby