Tell Me How You Really Feel
If the L’Amourose Prism VII has taught me anything, it’s that it is really fucking hard to measure the distance from one’s vaginal opening to the clitoris! It’s not a measurement I was curious about until reading other reviews of this dual stimulation vibrator where the reviewer’s clit is left looking down at the VII’s external arm like “are you even trying?” As more of a stump than an arm, I see why, and yet this clit stump works for me.
Materials: Silicone and ABS (hard plastic)
Colors: royal blue, light pink, red, and
rouge (a heated version)
Total length: 8″
Insertable length: 4″
Largest diameter: 1.3″
Smallest diameter: 1″
External arm length: 1.125″
The Good, The Bad, and The Clit Stump
Being the length of the first digit of my thumb, this nub doesn’t encapsulate my clitoris, but it’s the perfect mix of flexible and firm to apply pressure near the base of my clit. When I lightly thrust or rock the VII up and down, it creates a stroking sensation, which I’m majorly into. From the first time I used the Prism VII, I was in awe of just how well it fits my anatomy and stimulation preferences: a partially-exposed clit that needs a lot of pressure and repetitive, vertical movement. I may need a genital cartographer to help me with my vulva measurements, but I think it’s safe to say my clit is relatively close to my vaginal opening considering this external arm is only 1.125″ in length.
However, I am a rare vulva in this instance. Dual stimulation, “rabbit” vibrators are traps, TRAPS I SAY! That may be a little dramatic, but when you’re dropping $100 on a toy, you want some assurance it will work for you. Instead, dual stimulation vibes are like playing Clue with your genitals. Even if the Prism VII fits your body, the weak vibrations that travel through the arm could also be a deal-breaker for you. Thankfully, the Prism VII has a nub-less counterpart, the Prism V, to free up the airspace around your clit for a vibe that suits you better.
Now that I’ve dissuaded you from buying this thing, even though I love it (whoops), let’s talk about the good. The velvety, matte silicone feels terrific, and the magnetic charging system actually works well, unlike others. I was pretty sure I’d enjoy the design of the VII’s shaft, having reviewed the similarly shaped Rosa. The difference being, the Prism is slightly slimmer, and it’s less flexible, so you can apply more pressure where you like. Both of them have a curve that spoons my vaginal canal, which doesn’t lend to thrusting, but feels terrific with more subtle movements.
As for vibrations, there are two motors: a rumblier one for the shaft and buzzier one for the arm. As I said above, the smaller motor is pretty pathetic; in fact, it’s hard to even tell when it’s on. The main motor is a treasure though, so much so that I prefer it resonating through the external arm over the vibrations of the arm’s designated motor. It’s because of these strong, thumpy vibrations that many people also love to use the Prism as an external vibe. It’s impressive how deep the vibrations resonate, instead of resting on the skin’s surface. I also love how the length allows for more reach without the bulk of a wand, which can be helpful for folks with limited reach or flexibility.Another difference from the Rosa is the controls. I always have a frustrating time finding the Rosa’s buttons, because they’re on the side of its oval base. Thankfully, the Prism’s are placed on a flat surface of the handle, which allows me to skip the furious post-orgasm kill-switch search. Plus, they’re simple to navigate for a toy with two motors that operate separately: there’s a raised center button to cycle through the patterns, as well as a + and – for intensity.
The nub also has its upsides. Dangerous Lilly suggested that this tiny arm could safeguard against the Prism VII being pulled into your butt during anal use, and I’m glad I tried it. L’Amourose has a way of stopping me when I think “I don’t like vibrations for my…” and my butt is no different. The shape is filling but easy to insert and remove due to the tapered head and gentle curve. It’s not as secure as a full base, but the nub pushes against my perineum, so the VII doesn’t ghost into my butt. It definitely conjured dreams of L’Amourose creating butt-specific toys.
On top of these things, the Prism line is gorgeous. I know that’s entirely subjective, but so are my clit feels for this toy, so here we are. I love the geometric shape, the brilliant royal blue color (which I couldn’t help but match my nails to), and the fact that it can stand upright. It’s made, looks, and performs like a $100 vibrator should.
As I said, this is not a vibe for A LOT of people. Beautful? Absolutely. Worth a try if your clitoris is very close to your vaginal entrance? Possibly. But are there better options if you don’t think this will work for you? Yep.
Much thanks to L’Amourose for sending me the Prism VII in exchange for an honest review.