Smile Makers The Poet – Test & Review
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My Experience With Smile Makers The Poet
First ImpressionsI 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 ExpectationsMy 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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
|Battery Life||60 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes|
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!
Comparing Smile Makers The Poet with alternatives
Smile Makers The Poet
|Overall score||4.0 / 5.0||4.3 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.9 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||3.5 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||5.0 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.4 / 5.0|
from 53 users
|4.2 / 5.0|
from 40 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 58 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 72 users
|5 / 5.0|
from 1 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 135 users
|Design||100 / 100||75 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100|
|Ease of use||70 / 100||90 / 100||60 / 100||100 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100|
|Quality||90 / 100||100 / 100||80 / 100||95 / 100||70 / 100||100 / 100|
|Sound||20 / 100||40 / 100||40 / 100||20 / 100||40 / 100||20 / 100|
|Power||60 / 100||100 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100||80 / 100||40 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||very rumbly||somewhat rumbly||very rumbly||somewhat rumbly||somewhat buzzy|
|Vibration modes||5||7||10 inbuilt patterns, near unlimited with the app!||12||-||8|
|Length||2.2 inches||11 inches||-||9.25 inches||7.4 inches||3.97 inches|
|Waterproof||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Wand: Yes, Stand & Remote: No||-|
|Materials||Silicone||Aluminium, Silicone||Body-safe silicone||ABS Plastic, Silicone||Silicone, ABS Plastic||Silicone|
|Battery Life||60 minutes||60 minutes||Up to 90 minutes||80 minutes||90 minutes||120 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes||240 minutes||Approx. 120 minutes||135 minutes||90 minutes||-|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes||Yes||Plastic case included||No||No||-|
|Diameter||-||1.8 inches||(widest point) 1 inches||1.5" at largest point inches||Insertable: 1.5 inches||1.77 inches|
|Insertable length||-||-||2.5 inches||5 inches||5 inches||-|
|Remote Controls||-||-||Remote and App Controls||-||Physical Remote||-|
How to use Smile Makers The Poet
If you've used a clitoral suction stimulator before, then using The Poet should be a breeze! For those that aren't familiar with these brilliant little inventions, we've put a little guide together of how to get the most out of your toy.
Instructions - Manual
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