Silhouette 12 – California Exotics
It’s no secret that I have a type. I’m not picky about the toys I bring to bed, but there’s a certain style that makes my eyes light up, and that style looks like this:
It’s that curve. And also that silicone. And also that recharge-ability. But mostly that curve. While the rest of y’all argue whether size matters or it’s the motion of the ocean, I’ll be over here hoarding curved toys of all lengths with a silly, satisfied smile on my face. Truly, G-Spot stimulators are a girl’s best friend.
Gigi and S12 (as my Silhouette is known for short) are both fantastic options for a higher-end G-Spot toy. Instead, then, of taking you through my S12 play-by-play, I’ll offer you a buyer’s guide comparison.
THE GIGI VS. S12 EXTREME CAGE MATCH SHOWDOWN
Gigi is quiet. Not silent, but quite quiet.
S12, not as much. On a scale of 1 to 10, if 10 is a lawn mower, 5 is a mouse, and 1 is a dead mouse, Gigi is a 3. S12 is a 6.
Both toys are made of high grade silicone and feel equally soft and smooth when you rub them against your face, which is a thing that I do. Bonus fact: “feelability” is the second word ending with “ability” that I’ve invented thus far for this review.
SIZE AND SHAPE
Don’t let S12’s handle fool you. The insertable length on both of these toys is about the same. S12’s neck is about 30% thicker and her head is rounder. Her curve is also slightly more extreme.
Gigi boasts eight “pleasure settings.” S12 has ten. However, Gigi allows endless levels of intensity within each setting, so kind of it has infinity and S12 has ten.
One year for both, though Lelo chucks in an extra 50% of coverage for ten years.
BUT IS IT WATERPROOF?
Gigi, my love, you’ve been beat. S12 is crazy powerful. Her level one vibration is comparable to Gigi at her most intense. At level 3, S12 rivals some of our most popular wands. As fantastic as intensity is in an internal vibrator, its even more valuable in a clitoral stimulator. Using S12 as such, her curve and power recollected another Lelo favorite, Mona, who is a frequent switch hitter for me.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
After two hours of charging, you’ve got Gigi for up to four hours.
After three hours of charging, S12 is with you for up to 75 minutes.
ANYTHING TO ADD?
Yeah, thanks for asking. S12 is solid, but Gigi is immovably firm. In my experience, the less you can bend a G-Spot toy, the more success you’ll have. *cough* Pure Wand *cough*
Here’s where it gets dicey. S12 is less than half the cost of Gigi. California Exotic’s Silhouette series is a prime example of the new affordable luxury that threatens to topple Lelo’s throne.
My favorite between the two? Gigi, of course. My recommendation for you? That depends on your priorities and budget. If you value power over pressure, you want S12. If solid, silent stimulation is your goal, Gigi’s your girl.
But also, price is and should be a factor. I’m over the moon that a rechargeable, silicone toy as powerful as S12 exists at its price point. Body-safe, eco-friendly toys are becoming the new norm, and that’s delightful. And also, that curve.
Get yours here!