From Amber St. Clare
Meet Ola. The Minna Ola is one of the most anticipated toys in the past few years to come into my collection. I first heard about the toy at the adult novelty expo back in 2009, and I’ve been looking forward to it’s release ever since. Minna Ola is not just any vibrator. Sure, it’s rechargeable, made of quality silicone, it’s a luxury design and has a beautiful appearance not to mention that it’s fully waterproof…however, Minna Ola’s real unique quality comes in her technology. Ola is the first vibrator of it’s kind, this is the first vibrator that is powered by squeeze technology. The top part of Ola, the curved flattened head has a squishy soft silicone pad that you’re meant to squeeze. No buttons to mess with, no controls to browse through vibration, simply squeeze the pad and the vibration will react to the squeeze. A softer squeeze offers low vibration, and the more intense of a squeeze, the higher more intense vibration. Fun! I love this feature. I’m a technology dork, and love knowing how things work and the creative side to what makes a good sex toy, so this toy was really a winner for me. Not only is the design gorgeous, the silicone is a soft smooth matte finish that feels great on the skin. The toy comes with a charger that is pressed against the charging port, no plugs, no open seams. The toy charges with the small metal nubs that connect to the charger that is then plugged into an electrical outlet. This vibe comes with a pretty gray satin storage pouch, charger, and user manual. The toy also comes in a pretty Violet color, or a Deep Rose color.
Minna Ola offers a rounded slightly curved end, and then a more tapered end, the tapered end has the squeeze pad. The squeeze pad is in the back of the toy, and just below the squeeze pad is the Minna logo and below that is the white/metal charging port. On the front of the toy, you’ll see two small seamless buttons. The bottom button is the Power button, which you’ll press and hold for a second to turn the toy on. The top button is the Lock/Loop button. Whats that you ask? Well, you know how I mentioned that the technology inside of Minna was really cool? The squeeze technology is just the beginning, the toy also has squeeze memory! The toy doesn’t come with pre-set vibration patterns. if most vibrators are kind of like those old Casio keyboards that have the present Yankee Doodle songs, well, Minna Ola is a whole orchestra! After turning the toy on, you can squeeze the pad to play with the vibration vibration intensity. Now, once you find a squeeze pattern that you like, press the Lock button, then Ola will vibe it back to you, since it recorded your squeeze pattern…then if you like it, press the Lock/Loop button again and it will keep playing the sequence over and over. L O V E this. So fun, unique, so sexy, and ultra yummy.
The Ola measures about 8 inches in length with with the bottom end being a little over 1 inch around. Minna also offers a Freeplay setting, that works when you turn the toy on, just squeeze and hold the pad, or squeeze different patterns using the squeeze feature. If you want to use for long periods of play I would suggest the Lock/Loop feature though. The other cool thing about this toy is that the squeeze technology makes it fun with a partner, letting your partner squeeze Ola’s pad to create their own pattern to tease you. Since it’s waterproof, the toy can also be used in the tub or shower. It’s silicone, so to keep the material in good condition, only use this toy with water-based lubricants. To wash the toy, anti-bacterial soap and water, sex toy cleanser, or sex cleanser spray or wipes should do the trick. Alternatively you can wipe the toy down with a solution of 90% water to 10% isopropyl alcohol. The toy isn’t too loud, it’s pretty quiet even at it’s highest setting and should be fine to use behind closed doors. The satin storage pouch is nice for storing the toy when not in use. So, how are the vibrations? Pretty awesome. It’s not the most powerful toy in my collection, but it offers a nice rumbling vibration that resonates throughout the skin very well. Squeezing the hardest on the pad creates the most intensity and it’s definitely enough to get me off. The toy can be used clitorally or internally, and the toy even feels nice against the neck, breasts, nipples and stomach.
The squeeze pad powers the shaft of the toy, and all along the wider end of the toy. This end is very slightly curved, so it can be used for internal stimulation and if angled slightly, G-spot stimulation also. I like the intensity of the toy, paired with the sleek design and cool technology. This vibe really is a first of it’s kind, allowing pressure of touch to create intensity of vibration. I love the feel of the vibration and the Lock/Loop buttons, which are both easy to press and figure out even after just glancing at the user manual, the technology is very user-friendly and I like that the pressure of the squeeze can be memorized by the Lock button and then repeated over and over by the Loop control. I’ve been looking forward to Minna Ola for almost two years now and can say that I’m so psyched to finally own this toy! It”s modern design and interactive technology offers a fun and unique twist to most other vibes on the market. Ola has me exclaiming “Ola-la!”
Get the Minna Ola with free shipping if you buy the toy from one of my favorite sex toy shops, Trystology!