When it comes to sex toys, I’m always on the lookout for interesting materials and textures. So when I saw the Pure Aluminium range by Pipedream I was instantly intrigued. The range comes in five different colours: purple, pink, blue, silver and gold. Each colour has three sizes: small, medium and large. And each toy has a different shape. There are ribs, bulbs, curves and bumps in a variety of configurations. After much deliberation, I chose the Pink Medium to try for myself.
The first thing I noticed when I picked up this vibe is it’s weight. This is one of the heaviest toys that I own, and that is a very good thing. I like toys that have a bit of heft to them, and this one feels solid and weighty in the hand. Despite being the colour of a Barbie convertible, this is one toy that means business. The shaft of the vibe is rock hard and unyielding. If you’re craving something that has absolutely no give, then this is the toy for you.
The texture of the Pure Aluminium Pink is one of my favourite aspects of this toy. It has a defined head, which is ideal for pin-point clitoral stimulation. In addition to that head, the shaft has another two large bulbs, which feel wonderful during thrusting. Although I’m a lover of textured toys, I find that often my vagina can’t feel small ribs or bumps. The exaggerated curves and swerves on this vibrator are a whole other story. I have no problem detecting each bulb as I move it inside me. It’s a sensation that I love, and one of the reasons that I keep coming back to this toy time and time again.
Another textural feature of this toy is the slippery-smooth finish. Aside from my glass toys, I’ve never found another vibrator that is as incredibly slick as this one. It is also ideal for temperature play. This toy starts out cold to the touch, and can give quite the shock when you first place it against your body. It quickly warms up to body temperature, and actually feels hot after a short amount of playtime. The metal holds temperature really well, so you can cool it down or warm it up to provide a variety of sensations. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the feeling of the cool metal against my skin, and although it’s a bit of a shock, it’s so much fun to play with a chilly vibe.
As a dildo for penetration, I love the texture, weight and temperature of this toy. But what about as a vibrator? The Pure Aluminium Medium range are all three-speed, battery operated vibrators. When I picked this toy up, I had moderately low expectations for it’s vibration power. In my experience, I’ve found battery-operated vibes to be fairly underwhelming in terms of power and longevity. But I was shocked by how well this vibrator works.
I can scarcely believe that this toy runs on two measly AAA batteries. The vibrations are strong and powerful, and generally fairly rumbly. Although there is a touch of buzziness about this vibe, the heft of the material really help to conduct the vibrations, making it feel much stronger than if it were made of silicone or jelly. The battery life is pretty great with this toy, and it lasts for ages before dying out. I find it also gives a little warning, slowing down a tad a few minutes before it cuts out. I’d much prefer this to a toy that just abruptly dies in your palm. The motor is also surprisingly quiet for a battery operated toy. There are three vibration speeds and no patterns. I personally quite like this, because i only rarely use the pattern functions on my toys for solo play. The vibrations do get a tad buzzier as they become more intense, but not by much.
The one drawback to this vibrator is the controls. The Pure Aluminium Medium vibes are controlled with a single push-button on the base of the shaft. You press the toy once to turn it on, and press again to turn the vibration up. Because of the positioning of the control button, it’s very easy to accidentally push it during play. I find this really annoying, because I often wind up turning the toy up higher than I want it, or unintentionally turning it off at a crucial moment. Additionally, I don’t like the fact that you have to cycle through all three speeds before you can turn the toy off. I prefer toys that have a separate on/off switch so that you can turn it off in a hurry if you are interrupted, or if you want the vibration to cease immediately.
In addition to feeling amazing, aluminium is body safe and super easy to clean. It’s non-porous and can be used with water based or silicone lubricants safely. The battery chamber of this vibe has a rubber seal, which makes it water resistant, but not water proof. So you can safely clean it in the sink, just don’t submerge it in water. I find a quick rinse is usually enough to get this baby sparkling clean. There are no cracks or crevices where gunk can get caught, which makes cleaning an absolute breeze.
The Pure Aluminium toys are relatively inexpensive, with the Medium vibrators selling for around $40-$50 each. Based on the performance of my pink model, I’d say this makes them an absolute bargain. I own some significantly more expensive toys that don’t perform half as well as this one. For a battery operated vibe that has strong vibrations, a unique texture and loads of possibilities for temperature play, this is a steal. This is a great quality toy that won’t break the bank, which can be used a multitude of ways for hours of sexy fun.