CalExotics Mini Marvels Marvelous Flicker – Sex Toy Review
Much like Pokémon, the CalExotic Mini Marvels have turned into a bit of an obsession for me… I’VE GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL (I feel like I’ve been referencing Pokémon a lot in recent reviews…in my defense though, I’ve been playing a lot of Pokémon Go lately…)! I really have come to adore the brightly colored, palm-sized wonders. Right now I own the Eggciter, the Teaser, and thanks to a meet and great I had with the CalExotic folks at the ANE 2018 show, I own the CalExotic Mini Marvels Marvelous Flicker! Now I just need to get my hands on the Bunny, the Massager and the Lover and I will have the complete set (and I will have the complete set… so help me… they will be mine…!)
I really was pretty enthused about giving the Marvelous Flicker a go, I was incredibly excited to see if I would love it as much as I did the Teaser or if the Flicker would turn out to be a dud, much like the Eggciter was. I am really rooting for the Mini Marvels collection to be awesome, I think the designs are super cute, the colors are fun and the packaging is hands down some of neatest toy packaging I have encountered in all my years as a sex toy reviewer (the only toys with better packaging is the Zalo Line… I mean look at how this Baby Heart arrived)! So as I was opening up the Flicker to test it for the first time I crossed my fingers and toes for good luck and said a little prayer to the deity in charge of sex toys and hoped it would live up to the hype I was building up in my own mind.
So, the Eggciter looked a lot like an egg and the Teaser was very reminiscent of a leaf (or alien space pod)… can you guess what the Flicker reminds me of? The name of the toy should kind of provide a hint… it rhymes with sprung… come on… you’ve got this… TONGUE! when I look at the bright pink Marvelous Flicker a wet, sloppy tongue springs instantly to mind. Although no human tongue should ever be this vibrantly bright pink… unless maybe you’ve been drinking some kind wildly bright pink slushie. Historically, tongue shaped toys have done absolutely nothing for me… other than creep me the fuck out. They are usually absolutely terrible… with their weird imitation licking movements or weak vibrations… I really can’t think of a single tongue inspired vibrator that I’ve enjoyed (granted, I’ve mostly avoided them… because of a couple of terrible toys). But the Flicker… it manages to not be completely terrible. In fact… I may even go so far as to say it’s quite nice!
Operating the Flicker is no big deal. At the bulbous base of this disembodied tongue are two control buttons. Press and hold the top button (the one closest to the top of the toy) to power the Flicker on, repeat this step to turn it off again. Once turned on you use the bottom button (closest to the base) to cycle through the Flickers 10 functions. Three of those functions are a constant vibration setting in varying intensities (low, medium, and high if you will) while the other seven are all patterns. The patterns aren’t the worst, there are maybe one or two that don’t totally disgust me… but I’m not a pattern person, it’s hard for me to like them, my clit feels teased and confused if it doesn’t feel the vibrations working it’s magic constantly.
Okay, so in use it doesn’t feel at all like oral sex (not that it was at all advertised that it did, but the tongue-like shape might give you unrealistic expectations… okay, okay… it gave me unrealistic expectations…) but even still it did have a sort of tongue-like flicker to it. Like…it was the kind of fluttering a tongue might make if it could move at super hero like fast speeds. So, I guess this might be like if you were having oral sex with like the Flash or something… this is Flash’s tongue… enjoy it.
I found that I enjoyed the Marvelous Flicker in a few different ways. I either liked to slick it up with lube and drag the broad side of the tongue up and down my entire vulva area like a sloppy wet tongue. Rolling the Flicker over onto its side and resting the edge of the toy against the side of my clit allowed me to press down and enjoy the rumble of the toy deeper in my clit, this was another excellent way I enjoyed this toy. Or I liked to just tease my clit with the very tip of the Flicker, letting it flick away at my bean. In general though… I think I was the biggest fan of just pressing it flat against my clit (or up next to it) while enjoying the rumbliness of the vibrations. In theory, you could also use it for some shallow vaginal penetration, I did try this but wasn’t at all wowed or impressed by it… it was too short to hit anything useful for me and just felt like a bit of an annoyance more than anything.
The CalExotics Marvelous Flicker is rechargeable, finding the charge port is a bit like a game of hide and seek. There is a tiny little hole at the very base of the Flicker, while it may just look like a defect in the silicone… it is in fact the charge port. The charge port is a sealed hole (making this toy waterproof) so you will have to give the little probe end of your charger a good push to get it through the silicone. Once you’ve got the probe end plugged into the Flicker, just pop the USB end into the nearest USB computer port or wall adapter and you are ready to rumble (okay… you are ready to charge… THEN you’ll be ready to rumble).
So in the end I think that the CalExotics Mini Marvels Marvelous Flicker is way better than the Eggciter and possibly even just a hair better than the Teaser (although that one is a close race). I can definitely recommend the Flicker, even though I find the shape a kinda weird and almost a little repulsive after awhile (at first I was all… “HAHA it looks like a tongue, cool!” But then I over thought it and now I’m all “Ew… it looks like it was ripped out of someones mouth, gross!”). But, weird or not, the shape does seem to work well with sliding right up against my clit and delivering the vibrating goods… and the flicking sensation at the tip of the toy is also pretty fun (it doesn’t flap wildly like porno-tongue, so don’t build yourself up for anything unrealistic… like me… but it is great for those fans of the more pin-point vibration). The Flicker has some nice, strong, rumbly vibes and is priced at under $50, which is awesome. I’m always a fan of finding toys that don’t completely suck and are reasonably affordable! Do you need me to make the decision for you? I say buy it. Just do it. You’ll probably like it.
Ready to take the CalExotics Mini Marvels Marvelous Flicker for a spin? It is available at many of my favorite online retailers, including: SheVibe, Vibrant (use code KITTEN for 10% off), Betty’s Toy Box and Lovehoney!
The CalExotics Mini Marvels Marvelous Flicker was provided to me free of charge by CalExotics in exchange for my honest review.