BMS just released a line of squeeze-controlled Swan vibrators of various shapes. I was kindly sent the Swan Squeeze Curve by Peepshow Toys at no cost to me for an unbiased review.
The Swan Squeeze Curve is a clitoral and G-spot vibe coated in body-safe velvety silicone with just a bit of drag. It’s rechargeable and completely waterproof. It measures 6.5″ long when stretched out, but 6″ when left to its normal curved state. It’s about 1.4″ in diameter in the bulb, where the motor is housed, and 1.5″ in diameter in the handle.
There’s a single button, and two squeeze pads on either side of the base. To turn it on, press and hold the button for 3 seconds, until it quickly vibrates twice. To operate by squeezing, simply squeeze the sides of the handle until you’ve reached the desired intensity. Press the button again to stop vibration – no matter how much you squeeze, it won’t get any more intense than that setting. To maintain the set intensity, press the button once while squeezing. To create patterns, press the button once and then squeeze your pattern within 20 seconds. Then, it will play it back for you until you press the button again. It does not remember patterns. To turn off, press the button for 2-3 seconds until it quickly vibrates twice.
It takes 3 hours to charge to full for 2-ish hours of function. There’s an auto-off function that turns it off after 30 minutes of continuous use. There’s also a warning that when turning it on, you should avoid squeezing the sides so that it can properly calibrate. If you accidentally do this, you could set it so that it’s not as powerful, and you’ll need to turn it off and on again.
It’s decently priced at $89, $10 more than the We-Vibe Tango, but a full $10-20 less than the Minna Limon and $60 less than the Minna Ola. As these are the most popular squeeze-operated competitors to it, I thought it helpful to mention the price difference.
It comes in teal and pink.
The first thing everyone is going to want to know is how it compares to the Minna Limon or Ola. I happen to own both, since I’ve shown them at sex toy parties. The squeeze control on the Swan Squeeze Curve is much stiffer, with more resistance. You need more effort to ramp it up to top speed. I don’t mind this. I’ve always thought the Minna toys were too easy to squeeze, and you’d have to really concentrate to ramp up slowly with those. The Swan Squeeze Curve allows for easier ramp-up of the vibrations. The down side, of course, is that if you hold it at one particular speed for an extended period of time, your hand will cramp sooner. At max speed, I can hit the button with my thumb, locking the speed in place, but I still have trouble holding it at a middle speed and locking it in place. The same is true for the Minna toys. I can’t hold it at a low or moderate speed and hit the button because of the strength required to push the button down, and to turn off the vibration I’d need to hit the button again, momentarily stopping the vibration altogether, which doesn’t work for me.
The biggest advantage the Swan Squeeze series has going for it over the Minna toys is that it can completely turn off. That’s a big reason why I haven’t reviewed either the Limon or Ola: I can’t ever get them to fully turn off, despite following directions, and they lose standby power far too quickly for my masturbation habits. The Swan Squeeze Curve truly turns off, and there’s no accidentally turning it back on.
Oh, but the vibrations are so good! Ramping up the vibrations from slow and rumbly to powerful and deep is an experience my body loves. There’s no awkward, suddenness to it, and that subtlety had me reaching for this vibe again and again. It doesn’t quite have the extra oomph of my L’amourose Rosa Rouge, but it has plenty of power to get me off clitorally and internally. I just wish there was a way to lock it into a lower or mid-range speed with one hand.
Internally, there’s some delicious drag. It’s just right, for a toy with no texture. It gently pulls and squeaks against my G-spot, coaxing it out of hiding and then applying constant pressure through its curvature. The neck has some give to it, so it’s not intense pressure like the Njoy Pure Wand, but it’s a constant presence. It’s just enough to take me over the edge, and I can easily use a vibrator on my clit without any obstruction.
Creating patterns with the Swan Squeeze Curve is intuitive. Press the button once and create your pattern, and it’ll play it back within 20 seconds. One thing that’s almost impossible to achieve is fast pulses at high speed, though, because of the resistance in the squeeze mechanism. I didn’t make use of this function, really, since pulses aren’t really my thing, and I have limited time to masturbate.
The Swan Squeeze Curve is a squeeze-operated toy. I question the necessity of this as a concept. Do we really need this? It’s certainly not appropriate for someone with arthritis or other grip issues. It also doesn’t make sense to have a toy that you need 2 hands to operate. If I could just turn it on low, then squeeze it to the appropriate intensity and be able to leave it there, and then increase that intensity over time, it would be perfect.
However, with a great shape and powerful motor, I have to say I’m a fan of this toy. If you’re looking for a squeeze-operated vibrator, I recommend it. If you find the idea gimmicky, it might not be the toy for you.
You can get your BMS Swan Squeeze Curve at Peepshow Toys, and use code mary for 10% off!