Dame Arc – Test & Review

Rachel Worthington
by Rachel WorthingtonUpdated:
4.7/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.7/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.6/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Rachel Worthington

User Ratings:

4.7/5.0

Based on 541 user reviews

98/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Dame Arc was rated 98 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the Dame Arc.

95/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Dame Arc was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

100/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Dame Arc was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Premium

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Rating: Dame Arc was rated 5 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

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My Verdict

The Dame Arc is a really great example of simplicity done to (almost) perfection. It doesn't have a ton of bells and whistles, but that means that it's got nothing to hide behind. The Arc is a powerful, versatile vibrator that I would recommend to beginners and experienced sex toy users alike. Do I wish it was a bit more rumbly? Yeah, but that doesn't mean that this vibrator isn't going to keep it's place in my bedside table, instead of being relegated to the big box under the bed with the rest of the less-loved toys.

Buy, if you...

  1. Want a vibrator you can use internally and externally
  2. Enjoy strong vibrations
  3. Like a sex toy you can travel with
  4. Love simplicity in a sex toy

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Prefer very rumbly vibrations
  2. Are on a budget
  3. Don't like magnetic chargers!
  4. Want a vibrator to use anally

About The Dame Arc

The Dame Arc is simply- yet beautifully-designed vibrator that can be used for both internal g-spot and external clitoral stimulation. It has a slim, smooth silicone shaft and a bulbous tip that's a little squishy — perfect for firm yet comfortable g-spot massage. The Arc offers 5 vibrations speeds and 5 patterns to suit everyone's tastes!

The vibrations of the Dame Arc are quiet, very powerful, and somewhat rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: Dame Arc was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is quiet.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of Dame Arc felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Dame Arc was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is very powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Dame Arc felt to the reviewer.

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BuzzyBuzzy
What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
RumblyRumbly
What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).

Pros

  • Soft, smooth silicone
  • Good for internal and external use
  • Squishy tip
  • Strong vibrations
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Vibrations aren't super rumbly
  • Charger can come loose
  • Not for anal use
  • Might not be girthy enough for some
  • Expensive

Testing the Dame Arc

My Personal Experiences with Dame Arc

I started this test of the Dame Arc with some trepidation. I’ve never had the opportunity to test a Dame product before, but I’ve admired them from afar. Dame is everything I like in a sex toy company: high-quality, committed to diversity and inclusion, and not overly feminine or frilly. However, my past experiences with g-spot vibrators have left me a little wary. I love a good bit of G-spot massage, but the ones I’ve tried, like the Lelo Gigi 2, have always felt a bit lacking in power and rumble.

First Impressions

I’m pretty in love with how the Arc looks. The simplicity, the lines — everything about it makes me go ‘YES!’. Mine is a beautiful pale blue color, and, let me tell you, I’m so ready to never add another pink or purple vibrator to my collection ever again. Once I took it out the box, I could feel the quality. It’s silky smooth, and the silicone doesn’t have that weird grippiness that appears in some other sex toys. It also has a satisfying weight to it — it’s not heavy, but it doesn’t feel overly flimsy.

Testing the Waters

For its first ever test run, I decided to take things slow. I started off by using it gently around my clit on a low speed, making use of that clit-stimulating ridge on the tip. It felt nice, but it didn’t immediately click with me. Despite Dame’s claims that the Arc is super rumbly, it fell a little short of my expectations. Perhaps I’m spoiled by the off-the-charts rumbliness of the We-Vibe Tango X, but the Arc falls somewhere between rumbly and buzzy, becoming more buzzy at higher speeds. However, the more I used it, the more I liked it. The squishy tip meant to I could press harder without any discomfort, and I had some fun playing around with the patterns (though nothing beats the good old single-speed vibrations). Then, it was time for the g-spot. With it well-lubed-up, the Arc was a breeze to insert, and the curved shaft made it so much easier to find the right spot. And, wow! What a feeling! It took a little while to get there, but the payoff was spectacular.

Double the Fun

I love that the Arc works well as both a clitoral and g-spot vibrator. Most of the time, I reach for it during partner sex to get some extra clitoral stimuation, but every so often I break it out on my own for some g-spot love. I also tried it out once during anal sex to experiment with some double penetration, and had one of the most explosive times of my life. The Arc’s ergonomic design is perfect for all kinds of positions and uses, and I love how simple the controls are to use. If I was to be really picky, however, I would love a bit more squish on the bulb. I like to really press down sometimes, but a really squishy feeling would have been the icing on the cake.

Design Elements that Define the Dame Arc

Dame Arc Design Elements that Define the Dame Arc

I'm a sucker for clean, neutral designs in sex toys, and the Dame Arc is a beautifully-designed sex toy. Its namesake is the dramatic curve in the shaft towards the head, which is there to make it easier to reach your ideal angle for g-spot massage. The head itself is quite bulbous, but not uncomfortably bigger than the rest of the body. It also has a ridge in the middle that has a bit of a squishy feel. The Arc is fairly small, with a generous handle and large, clear buttons near the bottom.

Ease of use

Dame Arc Ease of use

Dame has opted out of fancy functions and complex controls with the Arc. It's a vibrator with a simple purpose, designed with ergonomics and ease-of-use in mind. The curved shaft means you don't have to reach uncomfortably or contort yourself in weird ways to get to your g-spot or clitoris. The controls are also incredibly simple and well-thought-out. One separate button at the bottom turns it on and off and lets you cycle through the patterns, and you control the vibration speed by clicking the up and down buttons above. The 'up' button has a little bump on it so you can find it without looking — a small touch that I appreciated immensely!

How Well-made is the Dame Arc?

Dame Arc How Well-made is the Dame Arc?

The Dame Arc feels like a premium quality product. The silicone is silky smooth and seamless, and the vibrations are powerful and dependable every time. There's no rattling at any speed like with some, cheaper vibrators. It just works!

Price of the Dame Arc

Dame Arc Price of the Dame Arc

The Arc is… not cheap. Some may well object to paying over $100 for a vibrator that doesn’t have any bells and whistles like app controls or a thrusting motor, and I do get it. However, the Dame Arc is a high-quality product that pumps out powerful vibrations from a beautifully-designed body. Alongside the Arc, you also get a unique-looking storage bag, an instruction manual and a Dame logo sticker. I was also hoping for a little packet of Dame’s aloe-based lube, but it was not to be. You can buy a small sachet from their website for $3, but a complementary sample would’ve been nicer.

The Dame Arc’s performance: Expectation vs Reality

Dame Arc The Dame Arc’s performance: Expectation vs Reality

I think that how much you enjoy the Dame Arc will largely come down to what kind of vibrations you like. Dame's website claims that its vibrations fall firmly on the rumbly side of the vibration spectrum. But, as someone who owns an incredibly rumbly vibrator, I would say that the Arc actually falls about halfway between buzzy and rumbly. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and actually I came to really like the feel of them! Both as a g-spot vibrator and a clit vibrator, the Arc performs very well. Plus, it has yet to die on me, which I appreciate.

Packaging

Dame Arc Packaging

I have to admit, I am totally in love with this packaging! It's modern and minimalistic, and not overly feminine like other sex toy packaging that I've encountered. However, I also get that some might look at it and see 'medical instrument packaging'. It's all a matter of taste! If I didn't have so little space in my apartment, I would definitely keep this one (which is not something I say about most sex toy packaging).

Evaluating the Dame Arc: Materials and Care

Dame Arc Evaluating the Dame Arc: Materials and Care

The Dame Arc is covered almost entirely in 100% body-safe, medical-grade silicone. There's also one small area of hard ABS plastic at the back of the toy where the charger connects, which is barely noticeable. It's also completely waterproof. Cleaning this vibrator is incredibly simple: just use some mild, fragrance-free soap and water to give it a thorough wiping down. There are no crevices or charging ports to worry about, which is nice.

Special feature

Dame Arc Special feature

One of the first places I saw the Dame Arc was on a list of ‘squishy’ sex toys. The tip of this vibrator has a ridge with a slight squish to it that just isn’t found on most other vibrators. It’s not a huge amount, and it’s not like jelly, but it’s definitely noticeable when you press firmly. It makes g-spot massage that little bit more pleasurable, but where I noticed it most was when using it on my clit. Firm pressure with a soft, squishy finish results in some really satisfying sensations!

Specifications and features

Vibration speeds5 
Vibration patterns5 
Length7.5 inches
Insertable length5 inches
Diameter(bulb) 1.4 inches
WaterproofYes 
Battery LifeAt least 90 minutes
RechargeableYes 
Charging Time120 minutes
Travel LockYes 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 

Comparing Dame Arc with alternatives

Compare Dame ArcDame Arc
Overall score4.7 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.1 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.6 / 5.0 2.2 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0
User rating4.7 / 5.0
from 541 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 80 users
4.4 / 5.0
from 53 users
5 / 5.0
from 77 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 275 users
3.9 / 5.0
from 71 users
PricePremium Pricey Premium Affordable Affordable Cheap
Design98 / 100 85 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 80 / 100
Ease of use95 / 100 40 / 100 70 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 87 / 100
Quality100 / 100 40 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 85 / 100 80 / 100
Sound40 / 100 100 / 100 20 / 100 20 / 100 40 / 100 40 / 100
Power80 / 100 20 / 100 60 / 100 100 / 100 60 / 100 40 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly very buzzy neither really buzzy nor rumbly very rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat buzzy
Vibration speeds5 ---3 6
Vibration patterns5 ----4
Length7.5 inches12.25 inches2.2 inches1.96 inches9.6 inches9 inches
Insertable length5 inches6 inches----
Diameter(bulb) 1.4 inches1.5 inches--1.9 inches2 inches
WaterproofYes Splashproof Yes Submersible No Yes
Battery LifeAt least 90 minutes-60 minutes-150 minutes60 minutes
RechargeableYes Yes Yes AC, USB Yes Yes
Charging Time120 minutes-120 minutes-150 minutes120 minutes
Travel LockYes No Yes null --
Storage Bag IncludedYes No Yes -No -
Vibration modes-7 5 10 1 -
Thrust Modes-7 ----
Materials-Silicone, ABS Plastic Silicone Silicone ABS Plastic, Silicone -
Remote Controls-Yes, Physical Remote ----
Colors Available-Purple -3 --
Width--2.3 inches1.57 inches--
Weight----.60 lbs-
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FAQ

Can the Dame Arc be used for anal play?
No, the Arc isn't safe for anal use. This is because it lacks a flared base that would stop it from going too far inside the anal cavity and causing damage and injuries.
What type of lube should I use with the Dame Arc?
The Dame Arc should be used with water-based lube. Silicone- or oil-based lubes will cause damage to the silicone of the sex toy and should be avoided.
Can I use the Dame Arc in shower or bath?
Yes! The Arc is completely waterproof and works great as a companion in the shower or bath.
Can men use the Dame Arc?
Yes! The Dame Arc, while primarily designed for vaginal and clitoral stimulation, is a very versatile vibrator. It can be used to stimulate the nipples or perineum, but shouldn't be inserted anally.
Author
Rachel Worthington
Rachel Worthington

Product Testing Program Coordinator & Senior Writer | I’m a sex expert and writer with a background in psychology and cognitive semiotics, and I’ve a got a passion for sex positivity, diversity and good vibes! As well as managing our growing team of sex toy testers, I’m here to help our readers find honest and helpful information about sex and intimacy, while having a whole lot of fun in the process! ❤️

Age: 26
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: We-Vibe Tango X
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