So if you read my recent review, you will have seen that one of my favourite things about blogging about sex toys, is finding toys that can be used by ANYONE, regardless of gender and what orifices and appendages they may have.

So when I was browsing the list of review items for SheVibe, the Lady Jadore 360 Degree Reversible Tulip immediately caught my eye. It claimed to be unisex and suitable for vaginal, anal and penile use. I’ve never seen anything like this before, so was naturally very curious to see how it would live up to it’s claims.

And before we start, can we just take a second to appreciate the ridiculously long name for this toy? Like, seriously… does it need to be that long?!

The Lady Jadore 360 Degree Reversible Tulip was sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review by SheVibe

First Impressions

Now you know me… I’m a sucker for some really nice packaging. I have to say; this is the first time I have been well and truly put off by the packaging. The Lady Jadore is part of the ‘Closet Collection’ whose logo is signified by a high-heeled shoe. Yeah, that’s a little too on the nose for me. With the little drawstring handle at the top, it feels like shopping bag from some sort of fashion boutique. It doesn’t scream sex toy. Which I suppose is good in some respects, but it didn’t really get me excited about using it either.

Inside, the toy sits in a cheap, flimsy plastic tray with the USB cable, wall plug and instruction manual slapped haphazardly underneath. It does give an overall ‘cheap’ impression of the toy. The LJ (as I will henceforth call it) is a dual-motored vibrator – there is a large curved shaft with a really large ‘bulbous’ tip which I assume is supposed to look like a flower (hence the ‘Tulip’) and then there is a secondary motor hanging off the base that looks like a leaf. The bottom section can be rotated 360 degrees, allowing you to customize the shape of the toy.

It’s fully waterproof, USB rechargeable and is made from ABS plastic that is coated with skin-safe silicone. It has an insertable length of 7 inches, and a circumference at the widest point of 5.25 inches. It features 10 modes of vibration and escalation.

In Use

So inside the box, you get a little leaflet that shows you all of the different ways that you can use the LJ. The first 2 options for those of you with a penis, was to use each ‘end’ to stimulate a different part. So you can use the large end to stimulate the frenulum, and the smaller, flexible end to sit just under the testicles. It also suggests switching it around, but still achieving the same effect.

In practice, this was nice but just didn’t feel natural. The vibrations in the main shaft are pretty good, with a nice rumble to them, and it has a large surface area, so those vibrations were dispersed nicely along the tip of my penis. The secondary motor however, is extremely weak, and VERY buzzy. The arm also had the habit of spinning around on it’s own – just a slight knock will send it spinning. Generally, the vibrations this way felt pretty nice, but because of the unnatural way that I had to hold to the vibrator in order to direct the vibrations where they need to go, I was concentrating too much, to the point where I couldn’t reach orgasm, no matter how nice it felt.

The LJ fared slightly better when used internally, but even then, it’s not without it’s issues. Firstly, the large tip was a bit awkward to get in without a warm up first. Once it’s inside, the tip does manage to rest against my prostate. I say rest, because the curve is a little more pronounced in the LJ, it was really applying a lot of pressure, to the point it was a little uncomfortable. The shaft isn’t flexible at all, so there’s not much I can do to adjust the position. The secondary motor sits nicely at the perineum, and it bends and flexes with you.

With the vibrations, at the top speed, it sends a nice wave of vibrations over the P-Spot, but like the G-Wand, the vibrations are nowhere near as strong as I have found that I need to achieve orgasm. I must have a very picky prostate. The vibrations in the flexible arm felt almost non-existent, and I don’t feel they really added anything to the experience, aside from maybe the mildest of tickles. And I mean, mild.

The vibration patterns are pretty dull. To be fair, i’m not the type of person who is normally excited by all the different pulses and escalations – I tend to be more of a ‘constant’ kind of guy – but here, I really did struggle to differentiate between the different patterns (if you can call them that) which is a shame, because that might have made the Tulip a bit more interesting.

One thing I did note that could become a bit of an issue is the actual charging port on the shaft. The actual port hole is actually quite wide, meaning that during use, rogue bits of lube and other detritus had the habit of getting into the hole, meaning you need to take extra special care when cleaning. My concern is over time, the inside of the charging port will get knackered from being splashed/covered in lube.

Clean-up and Maintenance

The LJ is supposedly waterproof, so you can rinse it under the tap with some warm water/toy cleaner/soap and you are good to go. As I mentioned earlier with the G-Wand, you can also bleach it in a 10% solution but do not boil or put in the dishwasher! Take extra care when cleaning around the charging port, and make sure it’s completely dry before you attempt to recharge. The SheVibe website states you get a satin storage bag with this – there wasn’t in my one – this could be because this was a review sample. But as it’s silicone, it would be safe to store it out of a bag anyway.

Summary

The LJ is a bit of a mixed bag, really. I mean, I get what they have tried to do, and I do applaud a company that tries to create products that don’t adhere to typical gender standards when it comes to toys. It’s just, I think it tries to be too much, and ultimately, I don’t think it will please half of its audience.

For prostate use, the shaft is certainly a bit too long and curved for me, and the wider tip can be a bit awkward to insert. The vibrations are pleasantly strong and rumbly, but for me, they still weren’t enough, even if I could get past the slight uncomfortable feeling of the full on pressure on my prostate. When used to stimulate the penis as per the suggested uses, yeah it was ‘OK’, certainly nothing to write home about.

On this one occasion, I think this might be one product that is definitely best left for G-Spot/Vaginal usage. Hopefully someone with the required bits will be able to test this out soon so we can get an alternative opinion. But for me, yeah, it was just a bit of a miss.

Where To Buy

You can pick up the Lady Jadore 360 Reversible Tulip from SheVibe for $49.99 (£38 as of 28.7.16). It’s also available in Pink.

I would like to thank SheVibe for sending us the Lady Jadore 360 Reversible Tulip free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects our thoughts or experiences with this product. All thoughts and opinions here are 100% honest and my own. Affiliate links have been used in this post.