Let's face it, around the holidays everyone gets a little stressed and inevitably is too tired to get it on. It's hard to stay in the mood when you have obligatory family visits, a to-do list a mile long and the added stress of spending too much money. My solution to all of this is buy yourself a little holiday themed toy to get back in the spirit. There are plenty of inexpensive playthings that won't break the bank this time of year. I chose the Waterproof Candy Cane vibe from California Exotic. I figured it would definitely help eliminate some stress if I took it in the bathtub with me.
California Exotic has nice, simple vibes that stand the test of time. If you are ever unsure about purchasing something like this, stick with a brand that has been around for a while. This particular toy takes two AA batteries and has a twist dial at the bottom so you can control the intensity of the vibrations. When the batteries are new, I usually keep the vibrations at a low speed and then crank it up towards the end of the battery life. I found this helps elongate the wear of the batteries. The waterproof feature is always a nice added bonus if you want to take your toy in the bath or shower or just for cleaning.
There isn't anything really special about this vibe. It's like any other and it gets the job done. It has slightly more visual appeal than other vibes out there, plus the candy cane theme can get you (or you and your partner) in the Christmas mood. I recommend it as a treat for yourself or a stocking stuffer for a loved one.