For some time now, the Scandinavian e-Commerce company for sex toys Sinful has also been active in the Netherlands. And Sinful asked me to review some products of their house brand ohhcean. Well, with pleasure! Especially since this line is made of recycled ocean plastic. What is more fun than having fun in a sustainable way? Well then!
What are ohhcean vibrators?
It is estimated that between 4.8 and 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans every year. The sex toys of the ohhcean brand, created by Danish Mathilde Mackowski, are the first sex toys in the world whose hard plastic is made from recycled ocean plastics. The material was collected by local fishermen in Southeast Asia and then processed into raw material for the ohhcean toys.
In an interview with French Vogue, Mackowski – co-founder of Sinful – says that she came up with the idea after a walk on the beach, where she noticed the amount of plastic waste. Currently, the ohhcean line consists of three products: A Magic Wand vibrator (OBP-01), a body vibrator (OBP-03) and a G-spot vibrator (OBP-02). All in ocean colors.
All ohhcean products are rechargeable using the USB cable supplied. After 2 hours of charging, you can play with it for about an hour. While the internal part is made of ocean plastic, the casing of the ohhcean vibrators is made of body-safe silicone.
The ohhcean OBP-01 Magic Wand
This handy OBP-01 Magic Wand vibrator is 24 cm long and has a diameter of 4.4 cm. Due to its design, it is completely waterproof.
After charging, the motor can vibrate in 7 positions, including 2 continuous positions and 5 patterns. The head of the wand vibrator is flexible.
The ohhcean OBP-02 G-spot Vibrator
The ohhcean OBP-02 is 18,5cm long, of which 11cm can be used internally. This G-spot vibrator has a curved head and it is approximately 3.5cm thick.
The motor can vibrate in the same 7 positions, including 2 continuous positions and 5 patterns. Furthermore, this toy is also completely waterproof.
Thee ohhcean OBP-03 Body Vibrator
Finally, the ohhcean OBP-03 is a small bullet vibrator, only 10 cm long and with a diameter of 2 cm.
Furthermore, the possibilities of use are similar to those of the other ohhcean products: same 7 vibration patterns, waterproof and rechargeable.
I am really pleased that producers of sex toys are finally standing up to produce in a more sustainable way. Every year, billions of toys are sold worldwide and this creates quite a ‘footprint’ on the environment. Not only because of the materials used, but also because of the packaging.
Therefore, it is good to see that Sinful uses recycled packaging for the ohhcean line: a cardboard box with a paper cover. There is no plastic in the packaging. Great!
For all three vibrators, the box contains – in addition to the vibrator itself – a charging cable and instructions for use (in 6 languages: English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and French). The charging cable is the same for all products, by the way. Hallelujah! The cable also has a little flag on it that says “ohhcean” on it. But that is really handy! Then it’s always easier to find the right one in the jumble of cables in your bedside table.
By the way, all vibrators are already slightly charged when they come out of the box, so you could start playing with them right away. That is nice. Yet it is always good to charge a toy before use. You do that by putting the pin of the charging cable in the corresponding hole. This is very easy. A cheerful blue light lets you know that you are charging. You cannot use the toy while it is being charged.
Of course, it would have been even easier if it had come with a storage pouch, because then you could have stored the vibrator and the cable together (free tip for Mackowski). And to make it even more environmentally friendly, the instructions could have been left out altogether. For example, by only offering it online. But, using ocean plastic and more sustainable packaging materials is an excellent start! More manufacturers should do that.
Taking the ohhcean vibrators for a testdrive
I (male) tested these ohhcean toys together with my partner (female).
To turn the toy on, you have to press and hold the button for a few seconds. The wand vibrator has two buttons (one to switch it on/off and the other to change between teeth). The other two vibrators have only one button. When you turn it on, the vibrator vibrates twice on the hardest setting. Uh, okay, calm down! You may proceed in just a moment! If you press the button again, it vibrates for a fraction of a second on the hardest setting and then continues to vibrate in the lowest setting. Maybe that is meant as a sign that it is about to start, but it was a bit of a shock. I just hope it doesn’t do that every time you switch modes. Fortunately, that is not the case, but it is not wise to position the thing first and then switch it on. Turn it on first and only then hold it against (or in) you.
The silicone feels very nice and soft, but it attracts a lot of dust. Therefore, rinse them off with water first.
The head of the wand vibrator is flexible. The other two vibrators are not.
The motors seem to be the same for all three toys. You operate them almost the same and the settings are also the same. Yet the vibrations feel very different. The wand vibrator (OBP-01) and the bullet vibrator (OBP-03) seem to vibrate much deeper than the G-spot vibrator (OBP-02). Especially the vibrations of the bullet are impressive, for such a small thing! Those of the G-spot vibrator are rather buzzing and resonate less than those of the other two. Strange and a pity.
Unfortunately, there are only two constant vibration settings on the ohhcean vibrators. As far as we are concerned, another step in between would have been nice. We like fixed vibrations more and we like patterns less. With these toys, the patterns are very interesting and creative, though. Especially because there are only two constant modes (soft and hard), we perhaps liked the patterns best.
The head of the G-spot vibrator, on the other hand, is very pleasant during penetration (even without vibrations). For all three vibrators applies that the design is very suitable for external use (eg against the clitoris or the glans).
As the casing is made of silicone, we used some water-based lubricant. What’s remarkable is that these vibrators are really featherlight, waterproof and almost soundless. That makes them easy to take anywhere, even into the bath or shower. Cleaning them is also a piece of cake. Just rinse them under the tap, if necessary with some mild soap.
Sinful’s ohhcean vibrators are perfect if you want to make a difference and choose more durable material. If you like deeper vibrations, choose the Wand Vibrator, if you like penetration choose the G-spot vibrator and if you want a vibrator for external use, which is convenient to carry, choose the body vibrator.
PROS of the ohhcean vibrators
- The hard inner plastic is made of recycled ocean plastic
- The packaging is also environmentally friendly
- Rechargeable (120 minutes charge = 60 minutes play)
- Charging cable is labelled and universal for all ohhcean products
- Soft silicone shell
- Fine vibration patterns
- Whisper quiet
- Reasonably priced
No storage pouch included
A medium constant vibration setting should have been included
The silicone attracts some dust
The ohhcean vibrators were offered to me by Sinful in exchange for an honest review. The ohhcean vibratos are available from Sinful.