I’ve always thought of myself as a vibrator girl. I’ve had dildos, sure, but the zippy reliability of a vibrator has always been my preference over a hit-or-miss dildo. I’m happy to say, however, that NobEssence‘s Tryst may have made me a convert. It is stunning to look at, easy to use, and best of all, completely satisfying. No batteries needed.
The Tryst comes packaged in a fabric-covered box that slides open. Beneath a protective layer of foam, there’s a high-gloss, one-of-a-kind toy waiting to be discovered. NobEssence uses the word “sculpture” to describe their products; at first, I thought that was a bit high-falutin’, but the toys are simply beautiful. Users have their choice of wood — while mine was made from tough, whorled, red-tinged padauk, NobEssence also offers the Tryst in blonde elanthai, amethyst-coloured purpleheart wood (as well as Iron Wood, Wenge and Bamboo upon request). The wood is warm to the touch, and the Tryst feels great in my hands: it’s beautifully balanced and easy to grip from the bulging center or either tapering end.
The toys are finished with “Lubrosity,” a trade-secret coating that finishes the wood to a slick, glassy, non-porous texture. The coating is compatible with lubricants, is hypo-allergenic, doesn’t retain scent, allows the toys to be submerged underwater, and requires no maintenance. The toys can be cleaned with soap and warm water, or wiped down with an anti-microbial cleanser.
The Tryst is an elongated “S” shape. The thick center provides a natural handle; one end is beadlike and narrower, while the other is blunted and rounder. The toy is fine for either anal or vaginal play (the beads on the narrower end max out at a 1-1/4″ diameter, while the prostate or g-spot-stimulating bulb is 1-1/2″), and the curve of the toy provides a comfortable handle for you or your partner in use.
To use the Tryst, just choose an end and get started. The Lubrosity coating requires maybe a drop or two of lube, but the glass-like texture means the toy can probably just slide in on its own once you‘re properly warmed up. The fatter bulb end nestled right against my g-spot, which was great. Flexing your kegels or using the rest of the toy as a handle to rock it back and forth or up and down elicits gasps. The Tryst is large enough to make itself felt, but the narrower neck ensures comfort. The beaded end was surprisingly effective in that “ribbed for her pleasure” kind of way, and that end is likely more useful in a traditional in-and-out kind of motion. Going deep bumps the thick center right up against the clit, and curved end rides right past the g-spot. The artisans at NobEssence must be design school graduates. The toy can be used solo or with a partner, and in conjunction with other toys like smaller vibrators or other clitoral stimulators.
Like any other one-of-a-kind, lux-level sex toy, the Tryst comes with a daunting price tag (all their toys start north of $100). May I respectfully suggest you raid your savings account? The experience of using a NobEssence toy is incomparable. This isn’t some cheesy fake penis or plastic prostate stimulator, this is a versatile, gorgeously designed toy that will last for years. It’s made a convert of me, in the best way possible. I may never buy batteries again.
Note: We were able to team up with the amazing people at NobEssence and offer you free shipping on any of their products for the next month. This only applies to U.S. xoxoamore readers, unfortunately, but still be sure to check it out! Take advantage of this sweet deal while you can! Simply make your order and shipping will be deducted. Easy peasy!