Fun Factory Sundaze – Test & Review
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My Personal Experiences
I chose the Sundaze to review because it seemed different! Testing sex toys for a living means you build up a collection pretty quickly, and ideally I want to have all kinds of toys included in mine. The thing about weird, new sex toys, though, is that they take a while to get to grips with. I had to take a thorough read-though the instructions in the box beforehand, and even then I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Trying it OutI started it up and was… underwhelmed. None of the modes I tried seemed strong enough for me! There were some interesting things going on with the pulsating, but the tapping felt weak and I really felt like I wanted more. Still, I persevered. I tried repositioning the Sundaze around so it could hit my g-spot better, and helped it along a bit by using my fingers for some clitoral stimulation. Eventually, it started to feel good! The orgasm wasn’t mind-blowingly intense, but it was comfortably pleasurable.
Why Would They Do That?!It was only when I started writing this review that I noticed something about the Sundaze. Every time I used it, I thought that the vibrations were pretty weird, but didn’t think much more about it. However, once I looked at the manual again, I realized that I hadn’t actually tried the vibrations at all! Fun Factory have chosen incredibly weird controls for this toy, where you actually start off in the middle of the settings when you turn it on! To access the vibrations, you press the power button and then use the – button to go back, where you can choose from 3 different, admittedly very rumbly speeds. It does say this in the manual, but not particularly clearly. Why they would make it this way is beyond me — it’s one of the least intuitive ways to control a sex toy that I’ve encountered.
The Fun Factory Sundaze has a pretty interesting design. Probably the most noticeable thing is the big, flattened tip, which is designed to provide a large surface area for both g-spot massage and broad clitoral stimulation. The silicone shaft then tapers a bit before getting girthier again, and then there's a hard plastic handle. The shaft and tip have a bit of squish to them, but not enough to feel flexible like jelly. My Sundaze came in a wonderful pistachio green, but pink is also available.
Ease of Use
The first thing I thought when I picked up the Sundaze was 'wow, it's hefty!'. At just over 0.7 lbs, it might pose a bit of a challenge for those who aren't able to hold a heavier toy for a prolonged period, especially since it's designed for slower orgasms! The other thing I realized later was that the Sundaze has some... interesting controls. There are three buttons: the 'Fun Factory' on button, then + and - buttons. Rather than allowing you to skip between vibration, tapping and pulsating, you have to cycle through them all. Plus, it actually starts in the middle, and you have to use the - to find the vibrations! It doesn't seem to be the most user-friendly system.
The Fun Factory Sundaze is a premium sex toy, and, for the most part, it feels like it. Although its heft might put some people off, I do think it shows that it's solidly built. The functions also never falter, and nothing ever rattles around as you use it. I will, however, take off a couple of points for the feel of the silicone. I have no doubt that it's good, pure silicone, but it doesn't feel as silky smooth as other silicone sex toys.
Before you look at the price of the Fun Factory Sundaze, I suggest you take a seat. While I wouldn't even consider calling it affordable, that's to be expected from such an innovative, premium product. However, I also understand that its high-end price tag might make you less willing to try out the unorthodox sensations that the Sundaze provides. Take a read through this review and decide for yourself whether you want to make the investment.
The Sundaze takes a bit of getting used to. It's unlikely to immediately blow you away, but it's not really meant to! Fun Factory say themselves that it's meant to help "break your orgasm habits and discover, step-by-step, uncharted paths to an exciting new climax". That's a big promise, and I can't say that it totally delivered on it. However, I did find myself really enjoying the more intense modes — it gave a good g-spot massage that really did feel better than the usual g-spot vibrations! It's a toy that requires some experimentation.
The Fun Factory Sundaze's packaging certainly feels special (and for the price, I would expect nothing less!). There's an outer cardboard sleeve with a picture of the product and other information, and inside is a gold cardboard box that feels just like a gift box! Open the box and you'll be greeted with a manual on what the Sundaze does and how, a gold storage bag made from water-resistant Tyvek®, a USB charging cable and, of course, the Sundaze, wrapped up in plastic and those little nets they put on fancy fruit.
Materials and care
The Fun Factory Sundaze is made from silicone and ABS plastic, which are both non-porous and body-safe materials. It's also completely waterproof, which makes cleaning this toy super easy. Just use some warm water and mild, unscented soap and lather it up, making sure to get into the crevice where the two materials meet. Then rinse off the soap and leave to dry before storing it in its pouch.
Does the Sundaze Really Stimulate 3 Different Nerve Endings? I don’t claim to be a scientist, but I did take a cool class on pain perception during my Psychology degree (accidental humble brag, sorry). In that class, we talked a lot about nerve endings and touch receptors, so I was intrigued by Fun Factory’s claims that the 3 different modes of the Sundaze can stimulate the Merkel’s Discs, Pacinian Corpuscles and Ruffini Endings. These are different nerve endings that respond to different kinds of touch, but some alarm bells were set off in my head because… the vagina is generally not thought to respond to touch, just pressure. I did some googling and read a paper or two, and found that there are no Pacinian Corpuscles inside the vagina, and there’s debate whether the other types exist there or not. Plus, Merkel’s Discs don’t respond to light touch, as they say, but to sustained pressure. I won’t bore you with all the details, but I am disappointed that Fun Factory seem to be misleading its customers this way. I don’t know if it’s intentional or just a lack of research, but, either way, not so cool.
Specifications and features
|Thrust Modes||3 tapping, 5 pulsating|
|Insertable length||4 inches|
|Materials||Silicone, ABS Plastic|
|Battery Life||40-180 minutes|
|Charging Time||300 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes|
I truthfully can't tell you whether or not you'll enjoy the Fun Factory Sundaze or not. That's not code for anything — this toy has very polarized reviews that either claim it to be the best toy ever or a total waste of money! What it offers is very different from most other vibrators, and it will require you to take some time to figure out how it might work for you, as well as adapt to taking the scenic route to an orgasm. I did have some really nice experiences with the Sundaze, but it's definitely not something I would reach for if I was just looking for a quickie. If you're curious, though, and have the budget for an investment like this, then it could be worth trying out.
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Comparing Fun Factory Sundaze with alternatives
Fun Factory Sundaze
|Overall score||4.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||4.3 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.2 / 5.0||4.2 / 5.0||5.0 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||5.0 / 5.0|
|User rating||3.7 / 5.0|
from 15 users
|4.7 / 5.0|
from 56 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 52 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 34 users
|4.3 / 5.0|
from 39 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 2712 users
|Design||85 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100||70 / 100||85 / 100||99 / 100|
|Ease of use||70 / 100||80 / 100||97 / 100||65 / 100||85 / 100||100 / 100|
|Quality||90 / 100||100 / 100||100 / 100||78 / 100||95 / 100||95 / 100|
|Sound||60 / 100||20 / 100||20 / 100||100 / 100||40 / 100||20 / 100|
|Power||40 / 100||40 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100||60 / 100||80 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||somewhat buzzy||somewhat buzzy||somewhat rumbly||very rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly|
|Vibration modes||3||-||-||-||Medical grade silicone and ABS plastic||-|
|Thrust Modes||3 tapping, 5 pulsating||-||-||-||-||-|
|Vibration patterns||4||1||7||4 Preset||3||15 settings|
|Length||6.9 inches||3.8 inches||3.9 inches||9.21 inches||8.75 inches||10 inches inches|
|Insertable length||4 inches||-||-||-||3.15 inches; 3.82 inches||5.5 inches inches|
|Diameter||1.4 inches||0.5 inches||0.9 inches||1.74 inches||-||1.5 inches inches|
|Materials||Silicone, ABS Plastic||316 stainless steel||Silicone/ABS Plastic||Medical Grade Silicone and ABS Plastic||-||Silicone|
|Waterproof||Yes||Splash-proof when fully assembled||Yes||Splashproof||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life||40-180 minutes||40 minutes||120 minutes||300-360 minutes||60 minutes||Up to 2 hours minutes|
|Charging Time||300 minutes||90 minutes||90 minutes||150 minutes||120 minutes||USB rechargeable minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes!||Yes||-|
|Vibration speeds||-||3||8||3 Preset||7||-|
|Width||-||-||-||-||1.06 inches; 1.18 inches||-|
How to use Fun Factory Sundaze
Before using the Sundaze, I recommend applying a generous amount of lube to both the toy and yourself. Since the silicone feels a little rough and grippy, lube will help everything slide smoothly and feel way nicer! Stick with a water-based lube to avoid damaging the silicone. Play around with the settings and find what feels good to you, and remember that you can save your favorite setting by holding down the 'Fun Factory' button for 2 seconds, until you hear 2 beeps.
Instructions - Manual
A user manual for the Sundaze is available here on Fun Factory’s website.
How did the Fun Factory Sundaze get tested and reviewed?
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