Getting Down With The SaSi: Does The "Most Technologically Advanced Vibe Ever" Live Up To The Hype?

August 11, 2008 | Posted in Editorial Features by lux-alptraum

Getting Down With The SaSi: Does The "Most Technologically Advanced Vibe Ever" Live Up To The Hype?The SaSi is, quite possibly, the most hyped sex toy ever introduced to the sex parts—it's certainly the most hyped sex toy that I've seen in my lifetime. Since Babeland announced the product at the AVN Expo this past January, I've heard countless tales of how technologically advanced the toy is; how unlike any other toy it is; how it will give you an orgasm, cook you dinner, and polish your floor to such a shine that you can see your face in it. (Okay, I made that last one up.) But now that the months have passed and the SaSi is finally available for purchase, does is actually live up to the hype?

Getting Down With The SaSi: Does The "Most Technologically Advanced Vibe Ever" Live Up To The Hype?The manufacturer of the SaSi makes two main claims about it: that it learns what you like and that it stimulates the body in a way completely unlike any other sex toy. So let's take these one at a time.

The first time I heard that the SaSi could learn how to get me off, I got a little freaked out, thinking that this toy was powered by some kind of A.I. voodoo that would sense when and how often and how hard the toy made me came. Not so much, though: turns out "learns what you like" is actually just code for "fancy system of programmable stimulation settings."

Getting Down With The SaSi: Does The "Most Technologically Advanced Vibe Ever" Live Up To The Hype?In other words, the SaSi has two different modes: "learning mode" and "favorites mode". (You select which mode you'd like to enter after you turn the toy on.) In learning mode, the SaSi works its way through every stimulation setting and pauses for twenty seconds at each movement pattern. If you like the way a pattern feels, you can hit the "don't stop" button. When you shut the toy off, favorites mode updates with your last five "don't stop" settings, turning the mode mode into your own customized orgasm session. It may not be as impressive as some A.I. voodoo, but it's still pretty cool.

As for the completely unique stimulation method, though ... well, this is where the SaSi really, really shines. Most vibrators function as a blunt object of erotic stimulation. You turn them on, they vibrate. Sure, you can alter the speed or pattern of vibration, and some of them have parts that swivel, but there's not a lot of subtlety involved.

Getting Down With The SaSi: Does The "Most Technologically Advanced Vibe Ever" Live Up To The Hype?But with the SaSi, things are different. From the top side, the SaSi looks a bit like a sleek, wireless mouse. Flip it over, however, and its true nature is revealed. You'll see a small bump, and it's this bump that makes all the difference. It kicks into action when you turn the SaSi on, moving along the clit as fast or as slow as you wish: it moves sideways, it moves in circles, it moves up and down. Most importantly, it places pressure (not vibration, but pressure) directly on or around the clit. As you may have guessed, it pretty closely simulates getting head. Try getting a Hitachi Magic Wand to do that.

Getting Down With The SaSi: Does The "Most Technologically Advanced Vibe Ever" Live Up To The Hype?

But that's not all: in addition to the movements of its magic bump, the SaSi is also capable of vibrating in a traditional style. With the push of a different button, the body of the SaSi starts rocking and rolling. Vibration can be increased or decreased, or set to a variety of pulse patterns. If you can imagine a small tongue moving just the way you like that's connected to a flat, vibrating head ... well, that's pretty much what the SaSi is like. In other words, it's awesome.

I had just two issues with the SaSi. The first issue was relatively minor: after extended periods of use, the SaSi tends to get a bit hot. I wasn't particularly bothered by the sensation—I actually kinda liked it—but a part of me did worry a bit about the motor overheating, or possibly catching on fire. (It never happened. I just worry.)

The second issue was a bit more bothersome, and certainly something to keep in mind if you're planning on spending $185 to buy one. The SaSi is strictly a clitoral toy, which means it's not designed to penetrate the vagina. So if you need penetration to get off, or if clitoral stimulation makes you want to get fucked, you might find yourself a bit unsatisfied if you're not using it in combination with another toy.

On the other hand, if clitoral stimulation is all you need to get your world rocking, this may just be the best thing that's ever happened to your ladyparts. It's been a long, frustrating wait for the SaSi. But now that it's finally available, I can definitely say that wait was worth it.

You might also appreciate the fact that the SaSi is a rechargeable vibrator with a sterilizable silicone coating. So if you're diligent about cleaning it, you can share it with your loved ones. But with a toy this good, you might not want to.

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