Dame Eva — Test & Review
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My Personal Experiences
I’ve been wanting to try the Dame Eva for a loooong time, ever since I first read about it. It’s one of those stories that restores my faith in the sex toy industry — two smart, professional women set out to create a sex toy that closes the orgasm gap and gives vulva-owners the pleasure they deserve, which ends up being the most crowdfunded sex toy in history! However, this little vibrator has turned out to be quite controversial. Whilst some praise it as being their saving grace, or even “an act of feminism” (as one reviewer called it), others have been left disappointed by its performance.
Trying the Eva AloneMy first impression of the Dame Eva was that it was a whole lot smaller than I imagined. I actually took a photo of it next to the We-Vibe Tango X, a standard-sized bullet vibrator, for comparison, which you can see in the ‘Materials & Care’ section below. First off, I tried it by myself to get the hang of how to put it in place. I read from other users that lube makes it impossible for the wings to grip your labia, so I added only a very small amount to my clitoris beforehand. It took maybe three attempts to find the right placement, which pleasantly surprised me. Then, I tried turning it on, and promptly pushed it out of place. Annoying. The next time, I turned it on first and then placed it. It was definitely buzzy — probably the most buzzy vibrator I’ve tried — but I actually wasn’t that turned off by that. I pushed it against my clit a bit, and the ridge on the back provided some nice, direct stimulation. Wearing it while giving oral sex was also nice — I got some good hands-free stimulation, but it did fall down a bit.
Wearing the Eva During SexThis is really where the Dame Eva shines! I often struggle during partnered sex to get the clitoral stimulation I need, especially in missionary or doggy-style positions. I was really excited about using the Eva in positions like this, as other toys I’ve tried have been too bulky and got in the way. Well, I’m happy to report that the Eva was a total game-changer! After my solo practice, it was quick and easy to place, and stayed in place the whole time. The best part, though, was that it took missionary sex to a whole new level. The pressure of my partner on top pushed the ridge on the back of the Eva right where it needed to be, and it moved around a little bit as he moved for an incredible massaging feeling. It was truly heavenly, and I literally can’t wait to use it more and more!
The Dame Eva, as you might have already noticed, looks a bit different than most other vibrators! I think it looks a bit like a little crab, while a colleague called it "a hug"! The front of the Eva is smooth, whilst the back (the bit that sits against your clit) has a ridge in the center. Then, there are the two 'wings' on either side, which are flexible and springy. At less than 2" tall, this vibrator is also very small!
Ease of Use
I was expecting the Dame Eva to be really difficult to put in place, but it actually stayed put without too much trouble. I did have to make sure to wipe off any excess lube around my labia before I tried it, though. It only has three vibration settings, which are controlled by a button at the top. It's very simple to control, but actually pressing the button when the Eva is in position can be tricky. Since you have to use a bit of force to press it down, it often moves the Eva out of place, too.
While the Dame Eva doesn't exactly feel cheap, it's not the most luxurious vibrator either. It's made from all-over medical-grade silicone, which feels soft and silky to the touch. However, when you move it around, it does feel a little rattly inside. I do appreciate, though, that it comes with its own charging case and storage bag, giving you two ways to store it safely.
I just can't figure out why the Eva is so expensive! It's the priciest vibrator made by Dame, but, in my opinion, it's not their best. The motor is incredibly buzzy, and not intensely strong. The design, of course, is very unique, but Dame have been making this toy for a while at this point — surely they're manufacturing it in large enough batches to lower the price a bit? I would say that, if you really want a small hands-free vibrator to use during sex, it could be worth it. But, if you want to use it as a panty vibrator or for solo use, I would perhaps go for something else.
As I've mentioned, the Dame Eva is very, very buzzy. At the lowest setting, it felt too tickly for me, so I stuck to the highest setting, which was strong enough to feel pleasurable. However, at the highest speed, the battery life of the Eva is only one hour. Charging takes four hours in its little inductive charging case, and there's supposed to be an LED indicator to show you when it's charged. Unfortunately, though, I couldn't see it clearly.
All of Dame's packaging is really up my alley. The box that the Eva comes in is simple, clean and not too 'girly', and inside is a plain pink box with the Dame logo barely visible. This could be a nice, discreet way to keep the charging case, cable and storage bag together if you so wish. Also in the box, you get a set of instructions and a sticker, which is now stuck proudly on my laptop.
Materials and care
The Dame Eva is covered in 100% medical-grade silicone. This means that it meets strict safety standards set by the FDA — the same as those required for medical products used inside the body. It's non-toxic, non-porous, and completely waterproof. While the main body contains a motor, the 'wings' of the Eva are just silicone, with no posable wires inside. Because it's waterproof, this toy is super easy to clean. Just lather it up with a mild, unscented soap and some water, making sure to get into all the crevices, before rinsing and leaving to dry before storing away in the charging case or storage pouch.
Specifications and features
|Width||(Without Wings) 1.3 inches, (With Wings) 2.4 inches|
|Battery Life||At least 60 minutes|
|Rechargeable||Yes, Comes with Charging Case|
|Charging Time||240 minutes|
If you had asked me before I used the Dame Eva during sex whether I recommended it or not, my reply would have been a little hesitant. As a solo play toy, it's not terrible, but there are better toys out there. However, if you, like me, struggle to orgasm with your partner on top or during other positions, I implore you to give the Eva a try. I'm really not exaggerating when I say that it has changed how I view sex with my partner! I no longer feel that I have to be on top to have an orgasm during penetrative sex — the Eva has opened up all kinds of paths to orgasms in every position. It was easy to use, comfortable for both of us, and even gave him some vibes, too. However, the biggest plus is that the Dame Eva helped me feel even more connected to my partner.
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Comparing Dame Eva with alternatives
|Overall score||4.5 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.3 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.6 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||5.0 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.4 / 5.0|
from 1151 users
|5 / 5.0|
from 10 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 2008 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 456 users
|5 / 5.0|
from 1 users
|3 / 5.0|
from 1 users
|Design||90 / 100||95 / 100||85 / 100||75 / 100||70 / 100||100 / 100|
|Ease of use||85 / 100||85 / 100||90 / 100||55 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100|
|Quality||80 / 100||100 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100||75 / 100||100 / 100|
|Sound||80 / 100||60 / 100||20 / 100||40 / 100||60 / 100||20 / 100|
|Power||60 / 100||100 / 100||60 / 100||80 / 100||60 / 100||80 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||very rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly|
|Length||1.7 inches||6.69 inches||-||6.25 inches||2.75 inches||3 inches|
|Width||(Without Wings) 1.3 inches, (With Wings) 2.4 inches||-||-||-||-||-|
|Materials||Medical-Grade Silicone||Silicone and ABS plastic||Body-safe silicone||Silicone, ABS Plastic||Plant-Based Bioplastic||Food grade silicone|
|Flexibility||Flexible Wings||-||Flexible shaft||-||-||-|
|Battery Life||At least 60 minutes||30-60 minutes||60 minutes||120 minutes||1.5 hours minutes||1 hour minutes|
|Rechargeable||Yes, Comes with Charging Case||Yes||USB||Yes||Yes||Pod|
|Charging Time||240 minutes||360-480 minutes||110 minutes||120 minutes||1 hour minutes||-|
|Remote Controls||No||-||-||Yes, Remote Control Included||-||-|
|Insertable length||-||3.15 inches||4.5 inches||3 inches||-||-|
|Diameter||-||(Widest Point) 1.65 inches||1.5 inches||(Internal) 1 inch, (External) 1.25 inches||0.7 inches||-|
|Storage Bag Included||-||No||Yes||Yes||No||-|
|Colors Available||-||Black, Pink, Grape, Jewel Jade||Purple, pink||-||Aqua, Coral, and Lilac||-|
|Vibration modes||-||-||10||6 (+ SenseMotion controls)||-||-|
|Clitoral suction||-||-||10 modes||-||-||-|
How to use Dame Eva
There are plenty of ways to experiment and explore with the Eva! Here are some quick ideas to get you started...
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