Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

3 out of 10
Price:
£17.99
Materials:
Glass

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

By Cara Sutra

The Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator has been near the top of my personal sex toys wishlist for some time now. A combination of some of my favourite vibrator features – glass material outer, noduled, handy and portable bullet shape and size – I knew I simply had to have this toy.

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

Donna, the lovely lady at Vibrator Kingdom has fulfilled my heart’s wish and I have been duly sent the Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator to test and review. Having high hopes for this product and hoping not to be disappointed, I soon set to my task.

Doc Johnson are a well known and popular manufacturer and brand of sex toys, reputable for making reliable products that will last the test of time. The packaging of the Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator is clear and consistent with their ethos, with the bullet housed in a moulded plastic inner with a plastic outer box, which shows details of the contents, branding and brief instructions.

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

 The Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator is visible through the front window. It is available in either green or purple. I opted for purple.

There are no instructions in the box but it is fairly clear how you are meant to use the bullet. There is a screw cap end where the batteries are placed. The bullet takes 3 x LR44 batteries (they are provided with the toy). Those damn watch batteries again! Not my favourite but there we are. Once you’ve flipped them in the right way (and removed the plastic safety discs and inner wrap), screw the top back on tightly and ta-dah! You have a bullet ready to use.

Or at least, that’s the theory.

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

 I have had various problems with this bullet. At the point of reinserting the batteries, before I screwed the end back on, the Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator seems to activate itself.

Just by pressing down the end battery with my finger, before the cap was replaced! Worrying and this reeks to me of a cheaply made bullet.

I screwed the cap back on and clicked the end to try and scroll through the 3 modes that should be present, low, medium and high vibration.

At this juncture I will point out that this was my second try with a Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator, the first having been retired to the bin as a complete failure. Vibrator Kingdom kindly sent me another as the first was written off as faulty.

This second bullet, while it actually does have the three modes, takes some twiddling and twisting to get them to work properly. In fact my partner had to insert some cardboard around the inner rim of the battery compartment in order to get the toy to work in this way. Not ideal, practical or sexy.

This wasn’t going well.

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

The glass outer, I must admit, is lovely – fixed to the Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator so that there is not chance of it being removed and therefore fragile. Safe feeling and the raised nodules are a delicious thought for extra stimulation. Used with a sensation lube (tingling, warming, cooling etc) it feels fantastic on the clitoris and around the labia area… and you can use it on your partner too (male or female) wherever you and they wish.

The functions however are more than unreliable. Don’t click the end button too fast or you will not trigger the right level of function and it may not come on at all, or turn off.

The batteries get so hot during use you can actually feel the heat through the bullet and glass outer. Not hot to the outside touch, but a warmth that makes you untwist the cap and see what’s going on – which is when you find the batteries just short of smoking. Definitely remove between uses of this toy, just in case. Watch batteries like the LR44 have some nasty and unexpected results if you leave them in a warm place, sunlight or inside toys too. Be careful.

I would actually recommend that you buy a reputable brand of LR44 batteries just to be on the safe side, I don’t know which brand are with the toy, but Duracell or Energizer batteries are to be trusted. More expensive than those you can find online – but trust me, worth it.

While it’s a shame the glass sleeve is not removable I can understand this from a safety aspect. It would be easy to crush once not actually on a toy. I can’t help but feel that I would rather this sleeve be on a better bullet however, perhaps a We-Vibe Tango (if it fit) or similar.

As for the aesthetics, perfect. As I’ve stated, the colour and nodules are both pretty and stimulating, and the Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator is the kind of toy that remains tangible and you want to hold in your hand. And other places.

The speeds of the bullet are as can be expected and yet again I display my power Queen style by opting for the fastest speed every time. I’ve been spoilt by my Doxy Wand Vibrator however and really need something a lot faster than this bullet can provide.

So – in summary? Yes, it’s a beautiful product but I was ultimately disappointed with the Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator. This really saddens me as I had such high hopes for it, had wanted it for a long time and it was sent to me with best wishes from a fantastic company.

It’s not fast enough, quite noisy, doesn’t always work, a faff to get going in the first place, doesn’t use the best type of batteries and I had to have cardboard inserted to get it to power on.

The Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator is priced at £17.99.

It’s a £3 bullet with a pretty shell – what a shame. Back to the drawing board, Doc J.

In the meantime don’t let this dissuade you from checking out and purchasing from Vibrator Kingdom. Their site really is magical and Donna, the owner is just so friendly and lovely. The service is uber efficient and reliable, post is discreet, prices competitive and the packaging is simply out of this world.

April 2015 Update

Sadly, Vibrator Kingdom are no longer trading – but you can buy Doc Johnson sex toys at Lovehoney here.

Doc Johnson Reflections Lil Pleasures Glass Bullet Vibrator Review

 

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