Cobra Libre —— $126.73
This is my first FunFactory toy. It’s not like I’ve haven’t heard of the brand; I used to date this chick who had a couple FunFactory vibes. What I didn’t know is that they also make toys for guys. I took a look at their website to prep for this review and found some really interesting stuff. I guess I have some homework to do.
I was in London for a few weeks a couple of years ago. I had the time of my life. Ran into these two “working girls,” they claimed they were sisters, but I had my doubts. Anyway, the three of us had a bang up time. Being “working girls” they used a lot of slang I had never heard before. For example, a French polishing is prostitute speak for a blowjob. How great is that?
Well that’s what came to mind when I started to fiddle around with the Cobra Libre. Ya see this is a new kind of male masturbator. It envelops the head of your dick and massages your frenulum, the most sensitive part of your cock. For those who can’t picture this, the frenulum is that waddle of skin just under your dick head.
Most of us jerkoff fanatics are familiar with hand-held strokers, which provide stimulation by thrusting our junk in and out of a squishy sleeve, ya know like a Fleshlight. http://www.drdicksextoyreviews.com/2007/09/25/fleshlight-fleshjack/ But the Cobra Libre is a much more passive device. Ya simply hold it in place or gently rock it back and forth. I don’t mind telling you this take some getting used to. And to be perfectly honest, I was never able to do that. Truth is, I can’t get off without some strokin’ or thrustin’. So what I did was slip my dick into the Cobra Libre; let it massage my cock head for a while and then I finished myself off with my hand. Seems like a really expensive tool for a warm up act, no?
So, ok what does the Cobra Libre look like? Nothing like a traditional sex toy, that’s for sure. FunFactory gets high marks for it’s futuristic design. It kinda looks like a toy racecar. The body is made of a matte-textured plastic. The control pad is made of a smooth, glossy plastic. The business end of the Cobra Libre, or the mouth as I like to call it, the spot where you place your dick head, is made of a soft and pliable silicone.
It also sports two independent motors, which provide the “massage”. And this is the best part, there are what seems like dozens of different stimulation patterns and intensities. But, here is a distinct learning curve to mastering the controls. I found this more frustrating than not.
I found the controls to be real finicky. It’s necessary to hold down the on/off button for several seconds to get the motor going or to shut it down. And you can only use your fingers for this, apparently the controls respond to your body heat.
You’re gonna want to use lube with this thing and so a water-based lube your only option. A silicone-based lube would mar the finish of the silicone mouth of the Cobra Libre.
The silicone sleeve, or mouth, is only about 5.75 inches in length. The widest part measures only three inches across. This was a problem from the get go. It’s clear to me that the Cobra Libre, wasn’t designed for guys with big dicks. I’m not super big, and yet I still couldn’t get comfortable in the confines of the mouth.
The promotional materials for this thing touts two important features — rechargeable and waterproof. However on the waterproof front, the claim is a little sketchy. It’s waterproof only for cleaning purposes. Ya know what? In my book that ain’t waterproof. If I can’t use the blasted thing in the tub or shower then it’s not waterproof, simple as all that.
The Cobra Libre has a really cool charging system. When the lithium polymer battery needs to be recharged, the red light on the control pad begins to flash. This thing comes with a FUN Magnetic Plug, which attaches, by way of magnets, to the rear end of the massager. Once it begins charging, the red lights on the control pad and on the magnetic charger begin to flash. When the lights stop flashing the unit is fully charged. Pretty amazing!
Clean up is easy. Besides it being nonporous and phthalate-free, it’s so easy to clean and sanitize. I just wash mine down with soap and water. Or you can wipe it down with a lint-free towel moistened with peroxide, rubbing alcohol or a 10% bleach solution.
The packaging is a tasteful and nice enough for gift giving. The FUN Magnetic Plug charger came in a separate cardboard box inside the main box and there’s a instruction manual too.
Can’t really recommend the Cobra Libre. I wanted to like it more than I could like it. It’s crazy-expensive, I never could get the hang of the control panel (very frustrating), the one-size fits all thing…doesn’t, and I never once got off by using just it. Next!