Review - Minna Ola Vibrator

Minna Ola Vibrator

Reviewed by Epiphora of

Hey Epiphora

The

Minna Ola

has been

in my sights since early 2010

, which makes me feel old. But it did take a year and a half for it to hit the shelves of actual stores, and by then my initial intrigue had deflated a bit.

I must remember, though, Ola

is

actually innovative; it probably

is

the first vibrator to do what it does

. As I said previously, Ola is like a drum machine for your genitals. You squeeze the pad on its handle and it loops the vibration pattern back to you. But there’s a limitation: no drum machine in this world has a 10-second limit like Ola’s.

Minna Ola Vibrator
Minna Ola Vibrator

Ola’s packaging is some of the cutest I’ve ever seen. It comes in a sturdy cardboard tube; inside, the toy protrudes from a piece of foam like a proud bird, wearing a circular, three-page quick start guide around its neck. It also comes with a gray satin drawstring bag, two-part charger, manual, and a sticker with an exclamation point on it. They really like! Their exclamation points! Over at Minna!

Ola comes in purple and pink, which… I’m not even gonna critique at this point. I feel like just stating those two color “options” tells you everything. However, they sort of make up for it with this sentence

on their site

: “Minna believes women know what they want and what they need.” WOMEN?! MAKING DECISIONS?! I DON’T KNOW, YOU GUYS, HOW CAN WE TRUST WOMEN WHEN THEIR UTERUSES ARE ALWAYS WANDERING OFF?

Ola is much smaller than I imagined hoped. Because its shape resembles the

NobEssence Seduction

, I thought it would be a similar size. It’s actually only 8.5″ long, 4-5″ insertable, and 1.4″ at its widest. It’s covered in silicone, but very stiff all around except for the squeeze pad. It’s also waterproof and fully submersible.

When charging, Ola is not exactly intuitive. One light pulses while it’s charging, and both pulse

slower

when it’s finished charging. I’m used to a full charge being indicated by a steady glow, so this is kind of dumb.

When you turn Ola on, it lightly pulses 1-3 times (the more the better) to inform you of remaining battery life. I like this, especially because it holds a charge

exceedingly

well. I’ve probably used it over 10 times on its first charge (in the month and a half I’ve owned it), and it’s still pulsing twice when I turn it on! The power also does not seem to have diminished.

Ola has two modes: freeplay and loop. Freeplay is virtually useless unless I’m nearing orgasm, because who wants to continually hold something down while they jack off? It works momentarily, and is exciting momentarily, but after a few minutes becomes a pain in the ass. It would be better if you had a partner controlling it.

Loop mode, however, is pretty badass. I’m continually surprised by how much I like it on my clit. I’m

not big on vibration patterns

, but that’s because most of them have breaks. Ola allowed me to create something more fluid, subtle, and organic than any pre-programmed pattern I’ve ever felt - undulating vibration with no awkward, jarring leaps. Apparently this sort of spontaneous variation is just what I needed. And the vibrations are strong, somewhat rumbly, and quite satisfying.

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Posted on October 8, 2012 and filed under silicone, vibrator, minna.