Smile Makers The Poet – Test & Review

Melissa Lander
by Melissa LanderUpdated:
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Overall Rating

4.0/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

3.5/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Melissa Lander

User Ratings:

4.4/5.0

Based on 53 user reviews

100/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Smile Makers The Poet was rated 100 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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70/100
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Rating: Smile Makers The Poet was rated 70 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

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).

90/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Smile Makers The Poet was rated 90 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: Smile Makers The Poet was rated 5 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

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My Verdict

Overall, I think that whether you enjoy The Poet from Smile Makers will depend on what you're looking for from a clitoral suction stimulator. If you're like me and prefer more intense stimulation, I would probably advise against buying it. However, if you have a very sensitive clitoris, this may be a great toy for you as it is very soft with its stimulation. It could also be great if you want a gentle experience, perhaps very slowly building up to orgasm. Despite the fact that I didn't love The Poet, I think the waterproof element is a great idea, and I love that there are 3 attachments of various sizes. I hope we see more of that in clit suckers in the future!

Buy, if you...

  1. Have a very sensitive clit
  2. Want a discreet toy
  3. Find that other clitoral suction stimulators don't fit your body
  4. Are looking for a waterproof toy

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Have a clit that isn't very sensitive, as this may not do anything for you
  2. Have problems holding or firmly pressing with your fingers
  3. Need powerful sensations and vibrations to orgasm

About The Smile Makers The Poet

The Poet by Smile Makers is a clitoral stimulation toy designed to recreate the sensation of oral sex. With sensors on the side of the toy and 5 different pulsation settings, you can create your own personalized pleasure experience. The Poet is made from body-safe silicone and is completely waterproof. The toy comes equipped with 3 different sized attachable heads for clitoral inclusivity.

The vibrations of the Smile Makers The Poet are silent, quite powerful, and very buzzy

SoundSound rating

Rating: Smile Makers The Poet was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is silent.

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

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Smile Makers The Poet was rated 3 out of 5, which means it is quite powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Smile Makers The Poet 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

  • Quality materials
  • Very quiet
  • Rechargeable
  • Waterproof
  • 3 attachments for different anatomies

Cons

  • Weak vibrations
  • Not actually a 'suction' toy
  • Easily cuts out
  • May be difficult to squeeze

My Experience With Smile Makers The Poet

My Personal Experiences with Smile Makers The Poet

First Impressions

I love the aesthetics of the The Poet, and the materials. It’s understated, and the super soft silicone feels great on the skin. It was also great that they included 3 different sized tips for the toy, as clitoral inclusivity is definitely something that isn’t usually thought about. However, when I came to using it, there wasn’t so much that I enjoyed. Of course, it really comes down to personal preference, but The Poet might not be for everybody.

Mismatched Expectations

My main criticism is that this toy is advertised as ‘suction simulator’ and as recreating ‘oral sex’, but I didn’t experience anything of the sort. This might be a problem with the term ‘clitoral suction stimulator‘ in general, as these generally use air-pulse technology rather than actual suction. I don’t have such a sensitive clitoris, and the Poet doesn’t have the strongest vibrations or air pulse. So, naturally, I squeezed he sensors to increase the intensity. This did turn the vibes up, but once pressed on the body it immediately cut out. Very frustrating! When holding the sensors down, it can get tricky to keep them going without getting cramp in your hand, and this seems to make the toy cut out easier. Also, though The Poet is definitely quiet, I noticed there is a really annoying beeping sounds that happens when in use. I thought there was a drone outside my window at first!

Design

Smile Makers The Poet Design

I can honestly say without a doubt, The Poet from Smile Makers is one of the most beautiful toys I've owned. Everything down to the shape and feel of the toy is absolutely on point; the bulbed, floral design looks so cute and discreet. The silicone feels like nothing I've ever felt before; it's the softest, silkiest material that feels amazing against the skin. You can 'lock' your favorite setting onto the toy by holding the sensors to achieve your preferred intensity and holding the power button at the same time. I was also extremely happy to see that the toy came with 3 interchangeable mouth pieces — finally, some clitoral inclusivity!

Ease of Use

Smile Makers The Poet Ease of Use

When it comes to actually using the Poet instead of gawking at its beauty, this is where it starts to lose me a bit. First, I'll say that the controls are pretty simple; there is one small button on the front of the toy which turns it on and off, but is also used to cycle through 5 different pulsation modes. Then, there is the sensors on the side of the bulb which, when squeezed, increase the intensity of the vibrations. The problem is that the vibration is quite weak and there is no suction, and so if pressing the toy to your body to try and feel something, it will promptly cut the vibrations off. You also have to hold the sensors constantly if you want a stronger vibration, and this can tire your fingers out easily.

Quality

Smile Makers The Poet Quality

The quality of the Smile Makers The Poet is everything you'd expect from such a high-quality brand regarding noise level, feeling, look, and durability. When in use, the poet is almost silent and only jumps a little louder once the sensors are touched. The problem is that it tends to cut out when pressed against the body.

Price

Smile Makers The Poet Price

Considering The Poet includes 3 different sized mouth attachments, and a satin storage bag, I would usually say that this is definitely worth the money. However, when compared to products such as the Satisfyer Pro 2 (which is much cheaper and much more powerful), I'd have to say that the price of The Poet might not match what it has to offer. I would expect powerful mechanics and sensations, which The Poet doesn't seem to give.

Performance

Smile Makers The Poet Performance

I would say the Smile Makers The Poet does not perform so well on the suction end, despite being advertised that it does. I found that despite charging it for the full two hours, it would cut out suddenly when pressed down onto the body. The website specifies that the toy creates the sensation of 'oral sex', however I think it's leaps and bounds from the real thing! Perhaps if you try to think of it as its own thing, rather than compare it to oral, you might have a more fulfilling experience!

Packaging

Smile Makers The Poet Packaging

The packaging for The Poet was super discreet, and the box in which it is presented is a quality design. I haven't thrown it away! It comes in a round box which is easy to open and store your toy, and could be perfect for gifting, too.

Materials and care

Smile Makers The Poet Materials and care

The Poet is made from body-safe silicone and is 100% waterproof. This means it's a breeze to clean! Simply remove the attachable mouth and clean the bulb with warm, soapy water, then thoroughly towel-dry afterwards. The only part of the toy that I found difficult to clean was the head attachments as they have very deep grooves in them which were hard to reach.

Specifications and features

Vibration modes5 
Length2.2 inches
Width2.3 inches
WaterproofYes 
MaterialsSilicone 
Battery Life60 minutes
RechargeableYes 
Charging Time120 minutes
Travel LockYes 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 

Comparing Smile Makers The Poet with alternatives

Compare Smile Makers The PoetSmile Makers The Poet
Overall score4.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
Bedbible rating3.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0
User rating4.4 / 5.0
from 53 users
5 / 5.0
from 10 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 154 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 40 users
4.8 / 5.0
from 25 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 196 users
PricePremium Moderate Cheap Premium Moderate Premium
Design100 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 75 / 100 90 / 100 70 / 100
Ease of use70 / 100 85 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100
Quality90 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100 85 / 100
Sound20 / 100 60 / 100 20 / 100 40 / 100 40 / 100 20 / 100
Power60 / 100 100 / 100 60 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblyneither really buzzy nor rumbly very rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly very rumbly somewhat rumbly somewhat rumbly
Vibration modes5 -5 7 4 10
Length2.2 inches6.69 inches5.3 inches11 inches3 inches5.7 inches
Width2.3 inches-1.3 inches--1.8 inches
WaterproofYes Yes null No Yes Yes
MaterialsSilicone Silicone and ABS plastic Medical-grade silicone Aluminium, Silicone Silicone Silicone, ABS plastic
Battery Life60 minutes30-60 minutes90 minutes60 minutes240 minutes60 minutes
RechargeableYes Yes null Yes Yes, cordless charging Yes
Charging Time120 minutes360-480 minutes120 minutes240 minutesUp to 120 minutes-
Travel LockYes Yes -Yes Yes No
Storage Bag IncludedYes No -Yes No -
Vibration speeds-6 --5 -
Vibration patterns-6 ----
Insertable length-3.15 inches4 inches---
Diameter-(Widest Point) 1.65 inches-1.8 inches1.9 inches-
Weight-0.49 lbs----
Colors Available-Black, Pink, Grape, Jewel Jade Periwinkle and Plum ---
Clitoral suction-----11 modes
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FAQ

Is The Poet worth it?
This all depends on what you're looking for in a toy. If you have a clitoris that is very sensitive then this might be for you as it doesn't go overboard with the sensations. Price-wise, The Poet comes with a storage bag and 3 mouth attachments for inclusivity.
Is The Poet a clit sucker?
Although it is advertised as a 'clit sucker', The Poet doesn't deliver any actual suction or if it does, it's very weak. Instead, it uses pulses of air that move a drum in the mouth of the toy to create pulsating waves. If you're looking for a toy that actually sucks on the clit, then the Poet might not be for you.
How do you clean The Poet?
To clean the toy properly you need to remove the head attachment and set it aside. Next, use antibacterial soap and warm water to clean the toy all over; do the same with the attachment and then use a clean, dry towel to dry the toy.
Can The Poet only be used on the clitoris?
The Poet was designed as a clitoral stimulation toy, however there is no rule that says it isn't suitable to be used on other areas of the body! Try it on the nipples or perineum, too!
I have a larger/smaller clitoris, can I use The Poet?
Yes! The best thing about The Poet is that it comes equipped with 3 different sized attachments for ultimate clitoral inclusivity.
Author
Melissa Lander
Melissa Lander

I’m an English Literature student who loves tea, coffee, and reading. My true passion is writing, and I love that I am able to switch between writing a round-up review of the best vibrators on the market to an essay about the socio-political, and cultural transformations of gender in the 19th century!

Age: 24
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Moderate
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