This Vibrator & Audio Porn App Is The Valentine’s Day Date You Need

If you're anything like me, you're dreading figuring out what to do for Valentine's Day. No matter what your relationship status, the holiday of love and romance can feel stressful and filled with high expectations. This year, I'm forgoing the pressure in favor of a date with one of Vibes Only's best-selling stimulators and its easy-to-use audio porn app. If you're reading the words "audio porn" and panicking slightly, don't worry — I was once you. But fast-forward to one session with Vibes Only, and my entire POV on listening to erotica has changed.

When it comes to vibrators, I've seen (and tried) it all — from internal G-spot suction vibrators to gender-neutral vibrators, even a tool-shaped thrusting vibrator. But porn felt... well... too porny. Turns out I was wrong. Vibes Only, created by the hosts of relationship podcast Girls Gotta Eat, Ashley Hesseltine and Rayna Greenberg, aims to make porn more accessible, and, wow, have they succeeded. The first-of-its-kind sex toy connects to an audio porn app with an extensive library with something for literally everyone (soft hetero romance? BDSM? wlw? roommates to lovers? yes, yes, yes, and yes!). And it could not be easier to use or explore. The brand boasts five different vibrators, adding two new exciting releases to its OG lineup: Ashley (an ultra-powerful wand), Rayna (an air pulse suction vibrator), Gigi (a discreet panty vibe), Lucy (a brand new bullet), and Analise (a beginner-friendly anal vibe that is currently available to pre-order). Read on for my first-hand experiences with Rayna, the double-ended suction vibrator that has sold out twice (and has a perpetual waiting list!), and Gigi, their made-to-wear out-and-about panty vibe, to see how the audio porn app helped me shed my porn anxiety and allowed me to become the main character of my own sexual fantasy.
Let me begin by saying there's a reason Rayna has sold out twice. Powered by dual motors, this two-sided vibrator does it all. Its head has five intensities of suction and an insertable base. Oh, and it's completely bendable, so you can use both ends simultaneously. Because they're individually powered, you can use each side separately, but I highly recommend you use them together for an incredible blended orgasm.

“I’m not a stranger to how a vibrator works but this one truly BLEW MY MIND. 8 orgasms later I was still discovering new features. You better believe I’m buying the whole collection/subscription. Vibe Only is everything and more!”

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Speaking of together... I knew that the vibrator was meant to be synced up to the Vibes Only app, but I wasn't exactly sure how to go about that. Did I mention I felt intimidated?! Luckily, Vibes Only makes it easy. I'm not a technology person, but the app made it all super clear. It's broken up into four pages: experience, explore, videos, and vibes.

The video page is where you want to go first. At the bottom, there's a Vibes Tutorial video series that tells you everything you need to know directly from the creators. From what each of the vibrators does to how to connect the vibrators to the app to how to clean them after use, the step-by-step videos are clear, concise, and informative (plus Ashley and Rayna (the founders not the vibrators) are hysterically funny in their delivery). With just a few presses of a button (and making sure the phone's Bluetooth was turned on), my vibrator Rayna was connected to the app, ready to be controlled by a single hand (because your other hand is going to be busy).

With everything set up (Rayna situated between my legs), I had no more excuses. It was time to get into some porn. Like everything else about my Vibes Only time, figuring out what to listen to was also remarkably less intimidating than I'd built it up to be. The "experience" page is filled with a wide library of audio erotica, ranging from a light-and-flirty flight delay fling to a filthy, dirty-talking BDSM experience — all told in the second person, so you are literally the star.
I started off with a light flirtatious experience of a tipsy roommate wanting to experiment before turning on my vibrator, just to get me in the mood. I was surprised at how I was immediately turned on. The voice is great, colloquial enough that I really did feel like someone was talking to me but seductive enough to keep me engaged. Sufficiently turned on, I decided to go full throttle with a BDSM experience and try out the vibrator's auto-control, which syncs with the pacing of the story. And let me just say... <insert red-faced sweating, panting emoji>.

“Hot f*cking damn! Just had one of the best orgasms of my life with The Rayna and the Vibes Only app, syncing the vibrator with the story is still blowing my mind. 10/10 hell 20/10. This is such a game changer for women!”

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I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started, but I immediately succumbed to my pleasure. The commanding voice (giving me literal directions for what to do to myself) combined with the pre-set vibrations on the app blew me out of the water. It really was an experience. The auto-vibes accurately mimicked the words in real-time, so when the voice in the story described giving me oral, that's what it felt like between my legs. If you're getting heated just thinking about that, you are completely right. It's sexy and seductive but not in an intimidating way at all. In fact, it really felt like porn was suddenly accessible to me. The story itself encouraged me to wait to orgasm, only giving me permission after minutes of instruction, leading me to a full-body blended orgasm that was so explosive I could barely reach down between my legs to remove the toy because I was still shaking and twitching, minutes after finishing.

Yes. It's that good. But would it be just as good with another VO vibe and a completely difference experience? I decided to give it a whirl.
I've never been a particularly discreet person; my friends would describe me as loud, effusive, and dramatic. But I love the idea of keeping a secret. I'm not particularly good at keeping secrets about myself, but when I learned about Gigi, Vibes Only's panty vibe made to wear on the go, I decided it was worth the experience to challenge. I wanted to know if I could walk around the city, earbuds in place, without giving myself away. One of my favorite things about living in New York City is that though there are so many of us walking out and about, no one really interacts. The idea that I could be pleasuring myself and have no one around me blink an eye sounded, frankly, like a turn-on. When I conceived of the idea, I wasn't sure if I could wear it for a prolonged amount of time without giving myself away, but damn it, I wanted to try.

Upon opening the toy, I was put at ease. Gigi is small and easily affixed to the crotch of your underwear with one of two intensity magnets. Seeing as I intended to take it around the block, I opted for the stronger of the two to help it stay in place more thoroughly. When I initially put it in, I was a little taken aback at how much heavier it felt, but as promised, the magnet helped it stay secure, even when I took a few test steps. The merlot casing was super plush and soft to the touch, though, and curved against my body in a comfortable way. All in all, it felt like wearing a bulky menstrual pad. All I had to do next was pop in my earbuds, and I was 100% set for my public pleasure debut.

Still inside the comfort of my home, I synced up one of VO's audio porn stories (I chose one to fit the public voyeur nature of my trial with a scene that took place in a store's dressing room), turned on the vibrator to its lowest of three possible settings and began my walk.

I'll be honest, the walk did not last very long. Not because the combo of audio and vibes wasn't trying its hardest to turn me on, but because I made a fundamental error: I decided to wear it in my neighborhood. This definitely won't be the case for everyone, but because I have a dog and frequently walk with her, I am known by many neighbors. And though it might be an added benefit to some who enjoy the juxtaposition of smiling at neighbors while experiencing vibrating pleasure, it had the unfortunate reaction of making me jumpy. In fact, I didn't make it all the way around the block, only walking to the end and back before finishing up at home.

That said, once back inside, I switched to another story (I've mentioned their library is stacked with excellent sexy fodder, right?) and rocked myself to pleasure right on the couch. In the middle of the afternoon. It wasn't quite as scandalous as I'd initially anticipated, but I fell over the pleasurable edge of my orgasm regardless.

Would this be my first choice to have a repeat experience with? Probably not, but it's definitely right for someone who is perhaps more of an exhibitionist than I am. Turns out, when it comes to masturbation, being in public isn't for me. But that's okay.

Because really, after trying out Vibes Only, I am way more comfortable with porn in general. I was actually surprised that the thing that made me most nervous on my trial with Gigi was the feel of the vibrator, not the story in my ears. I feel like I suddenly get porn for the first time, and I am looking forward to getting an official subscription to the app and exploring more of what's out there.
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