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Taboo toy review: Sensuelle Impulse – NU Novelties

Alison Barber Of Taboo | February 20, 2015

Editors Note: The good folks at Richmond’s favorite adult toy store, Taboo, have a great collection of reviews for their different products on their website – in an effort to help support a sex-positive dialogue here in RVA, we’re sharing part of those reviews. Be sure to check out Taboo for more details and products! 

Sensuelle Impulse – NU Novelties

Confession: This review is three days late. On the first night, I eagerly unboxed my new toy and found that I had neglected to include a charging cable.  My dismay was so complete that I actually attempted to charge the Impulse with my iPhone cord.  It was a lonely evening.

The second night, I pulled from my purse a cable I’d foolishly grabbed from Taboo without testing, because it “looked right.”  Right, it was not. After ten minutes of jamming it into the toy and willing it to work, I gave up and turned to my Lelo Siri.

The third day, the gods of sex toys smiled upon me and showered me with Sensuelle testers and cables.  In what can only be described as an honest-to-goodness miracle, I am now the proud owner of seven perfect, identical Sensuelle charging cables. (Who’s a hoarder?  I’m not a hoarder!  You’re a hoarder.)

I suppose I was feeling the effects of my wait, because that evening I sort of jumped the gun.  The Sensuelle Impulse features unique touch technology, and by the time I realized I wasn’t actually in that mode, I was having far too much fun to stop and reset.  Also, it was not exactly fully charged.  I am nothing if not a thorough researcher, so I waited one more night, and on the fourth night I used the toy to its full potential.

The Sensuelle Impulse uses a handy USB charging cable that plugs into a wall wart or your computer.  The (correct) cable and wall wart are included, if you actually purchase the toy instead of greedily pocketing a demo.  You should charge your toy for 6-8 hours before its first use.  A flashing blue light indicates that it’s charging and a solid blue light lets you know it’s good to go.  After the first use, a full charge only takes about two hours.

Here’s what I would have said about my Impulse had I written the review on the third night:

Its deeply powerful motor is felt equally throughout the shaft.

It features seven modes of vibration and pulsation. The first is mildest enough for a sensitive beginner and the third will satisfy the most hardcore vibration junky.

The second is just right for me. Levels four through seven feature pulsation and escalation, if you’re into that sort of thing. Of those, my favorite is four, which is sort of like sexy machine gun fire.

It’s silicone and water-resistant. (Not submersible.)

It has one of those easy grip hook handles that I love so much.

Check out the rest of the review here