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Review: Sassy

Versatile, immensely satisfying, and inexpensive: I’ve been waiting years for a vibrator this good.

BMS Factory Pillow Talk Sassy rechargeable G-spot vibrator lying on some soft grey fur.
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I have some big news I’ve been dying to share.

No, no, I’m not pregnant. Not getting married. Moving? Uh, why would I leave a city where I can get legal weed and open-air vulvas in my face at the strip club?! Nah, it’s more mundane than any of that. And yet, it isn’t. Not for a person like me.

I have a new favorite vibrator.

You know I don’t say that lightly. Vibrator, singular, as though there can only be one. Of course there are many that have graced my clit and cycled though my vagina over the years — toys with impressive motors and unique sensations — and there will be more. But the BMS Pillow Talk Sassy is a special breed, a glimmering ray of hope, a diamond in the rough. It’s one of those rare vibrators I can recommend to almost anybody — which, as a sex toy reviewer, is basically the holy grail.

Obviously I care about my own clit, but I also care — one could argue way too much — about everyone else’s. I want the best for all of us, our genitals and our wallets. So when I say I’ve been waiting years for a vibrator like this, it may sound trite and melodramatic, but I mean we all deserve a vibrator of this caliber. Rechargeable, versatile, super rumbly, and priced at a slick $54. Yes, fifty-four. Not one-hundred-anything. Fucking YES.

The Sassy is just dreamy looking, first of all. Beautiful sea foam green,1 cute pillow-top-textured handle, unnecessary-but-sure Swarovski crystal button. Apparently there is still a small, girly part of me that is surprisingly into this shit. (Or maybe I’m blinded by my fondness for the thing.) The box includes a satin drawstring bag and USB charger, both of which are helpfully labeled.

But that’s not what made me squeal. I squealed because the Sassy comes with a wee little brush for cleaning its crevasses! Excuse me, I love this; it’s like getting a special hairbrush with each My Little Pony. So thoughtful and actually useful! I’ve only ever used old toothbrushes to clean my sex toys.

Obviously I care about my own clit, but I also care — one could argue way too much — about everyone else’s. We all deserve a vibrator of this caliber.

I dunno what magical spell was cast on this toy to summon all the vibrations to the surface, but damn. It’s NOTICEABLE. These are seriously awesome, seriously satisfying low-pitched vibrations that other vibrators only wish they could muster. The first time I took the Sassy out of its packaging, I turned it on and used it to get off in less than 5 minutes. “O yes, this is good,” I wrote clumsily in my notes. “Now plz don’t ruin it.”

I needn’t have worried, but, you know, I’m jaded.

The crystal on the handle is the only button — you hold it down to turn the intensity up, or press it quickly to turn the toy off. No patterns, no fuss. Whereas other vibrators are programmed with a few set intensities, Sassy’s vibrations are adjustable along a continuum, just how I like it. To give you an idea of the range, I have to hold the button for a solid 7 seconds before I hit the highest level.

The lower vibration intensities come in handy when I use the Sassy internally, where I merely want to tickle my G-spot, give it a shot of espresso — not overwhelm it. (My G-spot is easily overwhelmed, much like the human surrounding it.) The shape of the shaft is basic, certainly not as acutely intense and squirt-inducing as the Rave, but it does the job admirably. That gentle curve makes it more universal anyway.

Against my clit, the Sassy’s shape is of little consequence. The vibrations are the main attraction, and they carry the entire gig. Because, as I discovered after much back-and-forth testing, the Sassy is not only rumblier than the Mona 2 and Rave, but equally powerful. This is not a drill. There’s a reason the Sassy is in my new blog header, and the Mona is nowhere in sight. That was a conscious choice.

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new viiiiiiibe…

I knew the Sassy was a star when I found myself using it at a sex party this summer. When I’m alone, you see, I’m liable to subject myself to all manner of disappointing vibrators. At sex parties, though, I’m (usually) off the clock. And off the clock, I enjoyed a dildo blowjob from a green-haired babe while pressing my vibe of choice — the Sassy — to my clit. Her hair matched the vibrator matched the dildo; I was aroused both aesthetically and physically.

It was a magical night. I promise to write about it one day.

However, the Sassy is not infallible. Its battery life is paltry, lasting barely an hour on high with no low battery warning. It’s loud and rattly, difficult to tune out. It may or may not be waterproof — many shops list it as submersible, but the manual refutes that. (It’s a grey area, like any toy with a pin jack charger.) The Sassy also won’t be suitable for folks who use a lot of pressure externally, since the shaft is flexible, or those who prefer vibration patterns.

Other vibrators may have a leg up on those features, but other vibrators cost three times as much. Yes, I am alluding to my now ex-favorite vibrator, the LELO Mona 2.

To be fair, the Mona came to me at a pivotal time in my sex blogging career, and it taught me a lot about what I liked: gentle internal vibrations, highly adjustable settings, versatile shapes. That was the beginning of my obsession with using “insertable” vibrators clitorally, which I still prefer over grappling with squirrelly mini vibes. And the way the Mona’s tapered tip nestled between my labia always felt so easy, so right. It still does.

But my view of LELO has soured over the years, and much of the praise I heaped on the Mona can be applied to the Sassy. The Mona has superior battery life, but the Sassy has deeper, similarly powerful vibrations, and it costs $115 less. Kinda hard to beat that. You could buy THREE Sassys for the price of a single Mona. Or two Sassys and a dildo. Or one Sassy, a dildo, a butt plug, and some lube!

Me, person writing this from pajama pants that are literally in tatters, is perhaps more excited about this aspect of the Sassy than the orgasms. I’m horny for a bargain.


Do other vibes stand a chance?

I tried several other modern competitors to see if my enthusiasm was ill-placed, but it mostly just reinforced my fervor for the Sassy. Here’s what I learned.

Dorr Silker ($79)

Dorr Silker on some soft blue fur.

The Silker seemed like a worthy opponent, and I really wanted things to work out between us. This vibe has a perfectly sloped, thiiiick shaft reminiscent of my old school fave the Seduction, and that alone was enough to spark a love affair. Vibration on or off, it doesn’t matter — shove that girthy mofo up against my G-spot and I’m immediately content with my vaginal choices. That’s what the Silker has over the others here: it’s irrefutably the most stimulating internally.

And the vibrations aren’t bad, either. It’s buzzier than the Sassy, with six intensities, but also more powerful by a notch or two. Size-wise, the Silker straddles the line: any bigger and it’d feel too bulky against my clit, any smaller and my G-spot wouldn’t be as happy.

BMS  Sassy and  Dorr Silker on some cream-colored fur.
BMS Sassy and Dorr Silker.

But if you sense that I’m building to a tragic conclusion, you’re right: I’ve gone through two Silkers now, because both went haywire. The buttons feel chintzy and breakable anyway, but my first one stopped accepting a charge, while the second refused to turn off once it was on. (I developed a workaround: attaching its charging cord to confuse it into powering down.)

Blush G Curve ($50)

I have several bones to pick with the Blush G Curve, previously known as the Sola Cue. The buttons are ugly and unrefined,2 the shape is bland, and the vibrations MAKE MY ENTIRE SOUL ITCH. The vibrations are powerful, alright — they’re also utterly unfocused and completely lacking in subtlety.

“Low” is not a setting this vibrator understands. It starts at “HELLO,” jumps right into “HEY” and then tacks on exclamation points from there. This sucks for internal use, where it practically puts my vagina to sleep with its intensity, and it sucks externally, because all my focus goes to my itchy hand, not my clit.

I’ve seen a lot of positive reviews of this toy due to the appealing price point and rumbly motor, but every time I turn it on I immediately start fantasizing about switching to something else. That’s a no from me, dawg.

Jopen Pave Vivian ($66)

Finally, the Jopen Pave Vivian has the opposite problem: it’s not powerful enough. The G-spot stimulation is nice, but it has only about half the oomph as the Sassy. The strange, chopped-off-at-the-end design offers no traction for my fingertips, and the buttons are weirdly positioned on the right side of the handle, just to complicate things for no reason whatsoever. It’s not a terrible toy, but it’s definitely not exceptional.


So bow down bitches, because the Sassy is king. Queen. Princess. Emperor. Whatever gender or form of royalty it wants to be. Give it all the awards. Shower it with all the compliments. This vibrator is like a partner who brings you to orgasm like a maestro, and then, in the afterglow, proposes the perfect post-sex Postmates order. Like the kind of thing that makes you wonder aloud, “how are you so good?”

Get the Sassy at Peepshow Toys because you deserve it.

  1. It also comes in pink, of course.
  2. I can see the panel beneath them…

Similarly-salacious material

Comments

  1. I have a Rave as well. I prefer it internally but I have been turning to it more and more for both internal and external use as my Mona continues to decline.

  2. YESSSSSS. YES. Yes. This is exactly what I needed to hear. My Mona 2 has basically stopped holding a charge and I’ve been dragging my feet for a YEAR because they’re expensive and I was afraid a new one would start doing the same thing. Looks like I’m putting a Sassy at the top of my Black Friday list.

  3. I traded in my Mona 2 after a faithful 6 years for the Rave because it’s now incredibly loud. I much prefer the Rave (I use all my toys externally, never found the gspot). But I’m definitely planning on buying the Sassy (ugh. The name. Yuck).

  4. I have a Rave as well. I prefer it internally but I have been turning to it more and more for both internal and external use as my Mona continues to decline.

  5. I absolutely adore the motors that BMS put in all their toys. From the Palm Power wand to the Touch Solo. Phenomenal.

  6. I lost the charger to my beloved mona a few years ago, so I’ve been vibrator-less for a while now but reluctant to shell out the full price for another mona (If there’s a way to get a replacement charger I would love to know!) but seeing this review made me think that I might be able to have a vibe once more. I must admit I’m one of those weirdos who likes the patterns though, so I’ll miss that aspect if I do buy a sassy.

  7. Interesting!! Could you make me a comparison between this and the wevibe Tango? I tried Mona and it’s too mild for me, I like more strong rumbly vibration. Is this one more near Mona’s intensity or Tango? Thanks as always for your useful reviews!!!

  8. Oh hell yes. I’ve been dreading the day the Touch I won in your giveaway ages ago will stop responding since it’s been fussy and not holding charges….now I have a solid option for when it finally gives up the ghost for good!!!

  9. I lost the charger to my beloved mona a few years ago, so I’ve been vibrator-less for a while now but reluctant to shell out the full price for another mona (If there’s a way to get a replacement charger I would love to know!) but seeing this review made me think that I might be able to have a vibe once more. I must admit I’m one of those weirdos who likes the patterns though, so I’ll miss that aspect if I do buy a sassy.

  10. Oh hell yes. I’ve been dreading the day the Touch I won in your giveaway ages ago will stop responding since it’s been fussy and not holding charges….now I have a solid option for when it finally gives up the ghost for good!!!

  11. Thanks! That’s what I was afraid of, dang. Also, I just noticed on a reread, but the pic where the Sassy is lying on fur looks like it took you awhile to brush the fur to make it all go in the same direction. Totally worth the effect though!

  12. My impulsive self wants to buy it immediately, but I know sales are coming soon and I can get this for a steal. I bought and loved the Mona 2 because of your review but I’m happy to make room for this toy. Can’t wait to try it

  13. The Rave has been my go-to external vibrator for a few years now. (I don’t like the feeling of the straighter side internally, plus I much prefer using a nonvibrating toy inside and occasionally touching the vibe to the dildo base or the vaginal opening as desired.) I’m terrified it’ll die on me thanks to the continual use, so on to the matter at hand! I’d been hearing Felicity at Phallophile Reviews call the Sassy her favorite for ages, so I was already curious. Now Piph has cinched it! Bless you for telling us for Black Friday, too…I learned of a CD box set preorder that I must have (with shipping from the UK, DAMN IT), so this way I could afford both!

  14. My impulsive self wants to buy it immediately, but I know sales are coming soon and I can get this for a steal. I bought and loved the Mona 2 because of your review but I’m happy to make room for this toy. Can’t wait to try it

  15. The Rave has been my go-to external vibrator for a few years now. (I don’t like the feeling of the straighter side internally, plus I much prefer using a nonvibrating toy inside and occasionally touching the vibe to the dildo base or the vaginal opening as desired.) I’m terrified it’ll die on me thanks to the continual use, so on to the matter at hand! I’d been hearing Felicity at Phallophile Reviews call the Sassy her favorite for ages, so I was already curious. Now Piph has cinched it! Bless you for telling us for Black Friday, too…I learned of a CD box set preorder that I must have (with shipping from the UK, DAMN IT), so this way I could afford both!

  16. And (potentially) waterproof?! YEAH!!!! It still saddens me that the Rave is only water-resistant…at one point I was going to beg We-Vibe to fix that. I wonder if there’s a way to find out for sure…

  17. They sell replacement chargers on their website, in the accessories section.
    SheVibe has the wall plug charger.
    I’m sure a few other shops that have a better website than whatever nightmare design LELO is right now.

  18. They sell replacement chargers on their website, in the accessories section.
    SheVibe has the wall plug charger.
    I’m sure a few other shops that have a better website than whatever nightmare design LELO is right now.

  19. I am SO EXCITED. This sounds like JUST what I need! I love that kind of head shape on a vibrator. Only one thing concerns me though. You said it’s a bit flexible. I do use a bit of pressure. But I’m guessing that if it’s suitable for internal use, that it isn’t extremely malleable.

    Also, how in the world did I not notice the Mona wasn’t in the header??

  20. I always find this a difficult question to answer. They don’t seem particularly loud to me. I turned the toy on high and left it on my bed, closing the door to the bedroom, and I couldn’t hear it once I stepped back from the door. Does that help? If you have any other toys that I also own, I can compare them to the Sassy for you!

  21. I checked the site ages ago and couldn’t find one (still can’t, actually) but that is good to know! I think I’ll go with shevibe, because upon checking the lelo site just now I actually said, ‘good lord’ out loud. That is… a mess.

  22. Yeah, I have the Racy. It’s cute because it’s so small, but the vibrations are mediocre and I prefer larger insertables.

  23. Yeah, I have the Racy. It’s cute because it’s so small, but the vibrations are mediocre and I prefer larger insertables.

  24. I’m buying the Sassy this month. Although, I must disagree with you about the Sola Cue, which I bought last year and absolutely adore. I don’t like that the vibrations travel to my hand, that’s true, but I love it’s strong, rumbly vibrations on my clit. It’s one of my favorites, and I’ve recommended it to others who were craving a rumbly versatile vibe, and they loved it. Just goes to show you everyone has a different reaction to certain toys.

  25. The only vibrator I’ve ever owned was a Mona 2 that I bought in 2015, after finding your blog and all of your praise for it. After many faithful years of service, it and it’s charger, disappeared. I have no clue where it went (I can only hope I didn’t leave it at my ex’s house but god only knows). My birthday is coming up and I really wanted to repurchase a Mona but I’ve been following all of the LELO crap the whole time and I really didn’t like the idea of giving money to them again (not to mention that it now costs over two hundred dollars at most sellers here in Australia). I was so pleased to read about the Sassy and how much you loved it because you have yet to steer me wrong. I was doubly pleased to find sellers here that are also selling the Sassy for only sixty dollars (which when you factor in the exchange rate is bloody amazing).

    TLDR I have a Sassy on the way to my house right now, as a birthday present for me and its all thanks to you and this review. So THANK YOU.

  26. It’s a little challenging to directly compare the Sassy and Tango because they are such different sizes, and thus feel different clitorally no matter what. It’s more apt to compare the Sassy and the Mona, and the Sassy is definitely rumblier than the Mona. Also, it’s important to make the distinction between vibration quality (buzzy or rumbly) and intensity (power/strength), because the Sassy and Mona are generally about the same power level on high. The rumble makes a big difference.

    That said, the Tango and Sassy are similarly rumbly, but the Sassy has power that surpasses the Tango’s. It does get buzzier on the higher levels as most toys do, but not annoyingly so, in my opinion.

  27. Hello Piph’,

    I have purchased your last favourite toy, the Pillow talk Sassy, but it does *nothing* to my clit (but I discovered g spot vibration and I love it ! so thank you ! but I originally needed a clit vibe not a g spot vibe….T___T) I’ve been following your wonderful blog for years. But it seems we don’t really have the same taste/needs towards sex toys. Such a shame as I love your writing style ! Anyway. My clit definitely loves buzzy vibrations and power.

    I know you love the Tango – i just purchased it but it’s not strong enough for me… And I dont even jerk off every day… far far from every day actually…Maybe my clit os made out of steel?
    I used to love the we vibe Touch (with the strongest mode obviously, and never used the patterns, who use them anyway) but it died very quickly (maybe one year after I purchased it). Is it stronger than the Tango in your opinon? I dont know. i wouldnt mind more power than the Touch anyay (anyways its been years since it died so maybe my clit has became even more greedy in terms of power so who know the Touch would still be a right fit for me)

    Ive owned a verrrry cheap magic wand and it did the trick some times but I prefer more precise sensation on my clit (then I used an attachement with a pointed tip). But I think I prefer smaller vibes… I know the wands are supossedly the strongest vibes on the market, but I dont quite have the money to buy a “real” magic wand, or a doxy or a “luxury” wand… and I dont know, I know my clit might seem weird but Im not a fan of having super large things over it. Plus, wands are noisy and that distracts me. (my vagina and butt are super cool with huge things/hands though !)I considered buying the eroscilator or spiro but, again, too expensive, and I dont know about the power.

    Would the Je Joue vibe be strong enough?

    Please help me in my quest. Which might be desperate. Much thanks.

    Also…If I may..do you have any “dupe” for a squirting towel, lilke the “throe”? I cant afford it but I do squirt and its a mess.

  28. Hello Piph’,

    I have purchased your last favourite toy, the Pillow talk Sassy, but it does *nothing* to my clit (but I discovered g spot vibration and I love it ! so thank you ! but I originally needed a clit vibe not a g spot vibe….T___T) I’ve been following your wonderful blog for years. But it seems we don’t really have the same taste/needs towards sex toys. Such a shame as I love your writing style ! Anyway. My clit definitely loves buzzy vibrations and power.

    I know you love the Tango – i just purchased it but it’s not strong enough for me… And I dont even jerk off every day… far far from every day actually…Maybe my clit os made out of steel?
    I used to love the we vibe Touch (with the strongest mode obviously, and never used the patterns, who use them anyway) but it died very quickly (maybe one year after I purchased it). Is it stronger than the Tango in your opinon? I dont know. i wouldnt mind more power than the Touch anyay (anyways its been years since it died so maybe my clit has became even more greedy in terms of power so who know the Touch would still be a right fit for me)

    Ive owned a verrrry cheap magic wand and it did the trick some times but I prefer more precise sensation on my clit (then I used an attachement with a pointed tip). But I think I prefer smaller vibes… I know the wands are supossedly the strongest vibes on the market, but I dont quite have the money to buy a “real” magic wand, or a doxy or a “luxury” wand… and I dont know, I know my clit might seem weird but Im not a fan of having super large things over it. Plus, wands are noisy and that distracts me. (my vagina and butt are super cool with huge things/hands though !)I considered buying the eroscilator or spiro but, again, too expensive, and I dont know about the power.

    Would the Je Joue vibe be strong enough?

    Please help me in my quest. Which might be desperate. Much thanks.

    Also…If I may..do you have any “dupe” for a squirting towel, lilke the “throe”? I cant afford it but I do squirt and its a mess.

  29. Well, if you feel like our tastes differ, I probably should not be the one giving you recommendations. If you don’t like the Sassy or Tango clitorally, I don’t think you would like the Je Joue Bullets either. They aren’t more powerful and are rumbly. The We-Vibe Touch is less powerful than the Tango and Sassy too. Perhaps you would like the Blush Nocturnal Bullet, which is very strong and buzzy? I dislike it because it doesn’t have any lower settings. It’s overkill for me.

    I do know of a few squirting blankets, the No Wet Spot and Mambe. I also know there are cheaper options on Amazon — for example, I saw a Reddit post recommending this.

  30. i have a je joue and i don’t think it’s going to be strong enough if a tango isn’t. the strongest “not magic wand-type” thing i own is probably my rocks-off chiamo, and that’s not really pinpoint. (it’s super STRONG, yeah, but it’s closer to “classic vibrator size” than bullet/mini.)

  31. Hello

    Thank you for your recommendations. (yes, we might no have the exact same tastes but ou do have a lot of sex toys in hand and in test, while I do not 😉 Blush Novelties doesn’t seem to be sold in Europe ( I live in France).

    Well, it seems I might need a wand, then. I need to read your reviews on
    the ones you prefer (the Hitachi, doxy and vibratex). The smaller Doxy
    might suit me (since I like smaller wands, I find them more practical)
    but I guess I cannot put a pinpoint attachment and it might be less
    powerful…I need to return my Tango and Lovehoney only does exchanges,
    not refunds. So I will probably buy a Doxy in exchange of the Tango, with your 15% promo code
    (thank you) even if it was not the budget I intended to put in a vibe suitabke for my clit.
    (Lovehoney doesnt carry Hitachi wands).

    Do you have any idea if
    the lovehoney bullet vibe from their “Desire”
    the collection is stronger than the Tango? I’ve contacted them several time but they refuse to tell the power of the vibes they sell (even not from their own brand) which is annoying.
    Thanks for the squirting blankets reco aswell

  32. On the “water safety” front, I’ve used mine in the shower without problems, and washed it in the sink. It’s not fully submerged during either of those. On mine, the port appears to re-seal when it’s not plugged into the charger, but I know that’s not a guarantee. I can attest to the noise – I’m currently living with my family, and I’ve been using it almost exclusively in the shower because it needs noise cover. It is loud enough to hear through a hollow-core door or drywall.

  33. On the “water safety” front, I’ve used mine in the shower without problems, and washed it in the sink. It’s not fully submerged during either of those. On mine, the port appears to re-seal when it’s not plugged into the charger, but I know that’s not a guarantee. I can attest to the noise – I’m currently living with my family, and I’ve been using it almost exclusively in the shower because it needs noise cover. It is loud enough to hear through a hollow-core door or drywall.

  34. I ended up caving and getting this vibe due to your review! I’ve been wanting to get a second vibe, because me and my partner (both dfab) have been sharing one for years now and that is honestly a nightmare. The amount of times our tango has died after being passed off to the second partner is a nightmare, and having to wait for it to charge after your partner already came also isn’t sexy. In general, not being both able to come at the same time isn’t the best one! I really enjoy this as well because it pairs so well with the uberrime splendid- which ive up to this point found too overwhelming paired with the tango. (it keeps me at this distressing point where i cant get off because both sensations are Too Much.) In general your reviews are great and a complete life saver. I’ve loved everything I’ve gotten at your recommendation.

    This toy was a little wild for me considering I’m so used to pinpoint stimulation right now but I really do think I prefer this. It’s so easy for an orgasm to wash over you with almost zero effort and it’s not overwhelming. I’m not constantly repositioning or having to rub it against myself, I can just lazily lay there and grind up against it. I came two times within thirty minutes my first time trying and while that might not sound too impressive I haven’t gotten off more than once in a row in years.

    Anyways, total lifesaver of a purchase and well worth the $54! Only got here in four days too, which totally shocked me.

  35. I ended up caving and getting this vibe due to your review! I’ve been wanting to get a second vibe, because me and my partner (both dfab) have been sharing one for years now and that is honestly a nightmare. The amount of times our tango has died after being passed off to the second partner is a nightmare, and having to wait for it to charge after your partner already came also isn’t sexy. In general, not being both able to come at the same time isn’t the best one! I really enjoy this as well because it pairs so well with the uberrime splendid- which ive up to this point found too overwhelming paired with the tango. (it keeps me at this distressing point where i cant get off because both sensations are Too Much.) In general your reviews are great and a complete life saver. I’ve loved everything I’ve gotten at your recommendation.

    This toy was a little wild for me considering I’m so used to pinpoint stimulation right now but I really do think I prefer this. It’s so easy for an orgasm to wash over you with almost zero effort and it’s not overwhelming. I’m not constantly repositioning or having to rub it against myself, I can just lazily lay there and grind up against it. I came two times within thirty minutes my first time trying and while that might not sound too impressive I haven’t gotten off more than once in a row in years.

    Anyways, total lifesaver of a purchase and well worth the $54! Only got here in four days too, which totally shocked me.

  36. No more vibe-sharing! What a new world you’ve opened up for your relationship!

    I’m so happy to hear you love it, and you make a great comparison between how it feels to use a pinpoint vibe vs. a more broad vibe. I’m obviously used to both at this point, so it’s less noticeable for me, but I definitely get what you mean about some pinpoint toys feeling overwhelming.

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