Note: The writer of this article is a cisgender, heterosexual woman who can't speak to other experiences. Regardless of your gender or sexual identity, be safe, get to know your pleasures, pains and boundaries, and be respectful to yourself and others!
This is an external toy for those who like it fast and furious. It’s a sophisticated build, too. Consider the handle: a rounded bulb hollowed out to slide two fingers in, anchoring it exactly where you need it. It curves into the silicone body—smooth with a fleshy give that’s gentle on your sensitive bits. But instead of ending in a classic wand shape or forking into rabbit ears, it fans out into two lips. These aren’t the flutters of eskimo kisses or butterfly wings, they’re genuinely and decidedly feisty.
On the lowest setting (and with a healthy slick of lube), this has shadows of a tongue flickering confidently on my clit. The Volta could be a saving grace for partners prone to sore jaws. But, ladies, let’s be real—if they’re complaining, get them to chew some gum, strengthen those tongue muscles and get back down there.
Anything above the lowest setting, though, and I—most definitely not a power queen—need to rotate it on its side. The handle and settings are key here, enabling swift movements that don’t get in the way of orgasms, easily revving up and down through six different speeds and six different rhythms. The flickering tips are especially exciting along my nipples, and even more fun to explore someone else’s body. Plus, if internal stimulation is the method through which you get your rocks off, the Volta is up to the task—even if that’s not strictly what it’s designed for.
But, let’s not forget that often good things come in small packages. That’s where the Volta’s mini-me comes into play. The Volita is a pocket rocket that delivers targeted stimulation without the washing-machine fizz that too often plagues external toys. A gutsy motor does the trick here.
Unlike its big sister, there’s only one setting, but teamed with the size and the gentle tips, this makes it a more accessible toy than the Volta. My own orgasms are more consistent with the Volita, but of course, your mileage may vary. It’s also super handy during partnered sex and doesn’t get in the way of whatever your lucky bedroom friend is doing to you. They’ll enjoy it, too.
Price point is a factor here too, because why should a paltry paycheck get in the way of pleasure? The Volita rings in at $65 AUD, and it’s a great travel buddy. It’s also a great gift, and frankly, if you’re not helping your friends have more orgasms, why do they keep you around?
Whatever your choice, make sure to hang a DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE sign on your door. You’ll thank me later.
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