08 Nov

Gaia Eco vibrator from Blush Novelties

The Blush Gaia Eco vibrator is like nothing I’ve seen before, but at the same time all too familiar.  This is awesome, since, as regular readers will know, I love a juxtaposition.

 

What’s new is that Blush claim the Gaia Eco to be the worlds first biodegradable vibrator.  Now, I dunno about you, but there’s something innately weird about a biodegradable sextoy.  You can almost imagine stories of it turning into compost mid-use.  Blush further claim that the material the Gaia Eco is made from is non-porous.  Whuuuut?  A biodegradable material that is non-porous, how on earth does that work?  Clearly a spot of research was required.

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The Gaia Eco vibrator is made from a bioplastic which the Blush website identifies as PLA. Polylactic Acid (PLA) is a widely used bioplastic, but it’s make-up varies from territory to territory.  Fortunately for us, Blush are quite open that cornstarch is the bio compound used to make their PLA.

 

Researching PLA, the first things you find out is that it is becoming common in medical procedures, for screws, pins, plates and similar.  The body causes it to degrade into lactic acid in 6-24 months.  Now, I’m not sure about you, but knowing that PLA has the stamp of approval for surgical use makes me breathe a whole lot easier about it. If it’s passed all the tests needed for use in surgery, then it seems a reasonable material to use for a sextoy – it works for silicone!

 

You know, the more and more I read about PLA I’m thinking why on earth isn’t it used for everything! Non-porous?  Check.  Well, kind of.  PLA is a highly versatile material and can be made to be either porous or non-porous.  You can make teabags from it – porous.  You can make drinking vessels from it – non-porous.  We must trust that Blush use the latter for the Gaia Eco vibrator.

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So, what about that biodegradable thing?  In my layman’s mind, surely something must be porous if it is to be biodegradable.  Well, if my research is right, then it’s only a few specific bacteria that can break down the PLA that the Gaia Eco is made from.  So it seems that what we have here really is a non-porous biodegradable plastic.

 

That deals with the new, what about the strange familiarity?

Is it just me, or is this toy somewhat of a throwback?  Vibrators have come on leaps and bounds since the long, sleek torpedo that the Gaia eco is.  But then again, don’t mess with a classic.  Oh dear, I appear to be all in a muddle, so I’ve decided to move on.  But before I do, there is one more retro feature of the Gaia Eco vibrator.

Did you grow up in the 80s?  Do you remember what recycled paper looked like, back in the day?  Kind of off-white and mottled?  Ringing bells?  Well, the colouring of the Gaia Eco vibrator is a bit like that.  The green of the one Blush sent me for review is a refreshingly spearminty colour with those flecks of recycledness about it.

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to my recollection, this mottled effect looks like recycled art paper from childhood

Right, so research done it’s on to actually use the thing.

Honestly, our expectations weren’t especially high.  We have much experience of underpowered and overly noisy bullet type vibrators powered by any number of types of batteries, and our broad expectations were along similar lines.

Power is supplied from two AA batteries which sit within the Gaia Eco vibrator, beneath a screw cap.  It’s one of those screw caps that is also the on/off/power switch, and it’s a surprisingly decent little arrangement.  Well it is when all you want is max power.

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It’s also actually not that noisy.  We’re not talking whisper quiet, but it’s not gonna wake the kids up either.  And that’s not the only surprising thing about the Gaia Eco vibrator – it only managed to bring M to orgasm, not once but twice in quick succession.  Not internally, I’m sure you realise, it’s too smooth and too slim and too straight for that, but much to our surprise, as a clit vibe it’s really rather decent.

 

And, just to finish, we’ve had it several weeks now, and the bodily fluids and lube have not yet caused biodegradation to begin.

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