Q: So which is better — sex or chocolate?
A: I would have to choose sex, although chocolate comes in at a very close second.
I’m always looking for something interesting and unique to add to my sex toy collection — this time being the designer vibrator by Nomi Tang, the Better Than Chocolate.
Admittedly, the first thing I was impressed with was the packaging — which is not only professional and feminine with a “designer” feel to it, but is also compact and no bigger than it has to be — about 3 x 5 x 3 inches. The inside of the box is lined with velvet and there’s a hole cut out in the middle in which your Better Than Chocolate sits comfortably. Underneath is where they stashed the extras — a little card that personally welcomes you to your vibrator, a user manual, and a white velvety storage pouch.
The Better Than Chocolate has a hard plastic body, coated with thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). The texture of this material is interesting and is almost velvety feeling. And I must add, it feels delicious against the skin. The BTC measures 4¼ inches in length and 2½ inches at its widest point. The futuristic Utopian shape features an ergonomically curved body with two “wings” on top that make this toy very comfortable to position and hold. This curve molds perfectly to my vulva and pubic mound, effectively massaging the entire region with fluttering vibrations.
The vibrations range from a fluttery light to a thuddy strong, with an accompanying noise level that is impressively quiet. The vibes can be felt throughout the entire toy but are more concentrated at the tip. Clearly this vibrator is not meant to be a power house, but is meant to taken slowly as you take the time to fully pleasure yourself. With that said, the vibrations are so perfect for me and my sensitive clitoris because they are strong, but not over powering.
There are three vibration settings; constant and two pulsation. They are controlled by an amazingly innovative, touch sensor, control panel at the top of the vibrator. To get the function you desire, all you have to do is touch the bottom of the sensor where the blue LED light is located for 2 seconds. And once there, slide your finger up or down the control panel to increase or decrease the intensity. Once you have it right where you want it, just touch the top of the sensor until the LED light turns red to lock in your setting. It might seem a bit confusing at first, but is actually pretty simple.
It also has a dedicated on/off button that is located at the base of the vibrator. This is also where the battery compartment is. This is powered by 2-AAA batteries which are inserted by twisting the base a quarter of a turn and pulling it off. With the battery cap is where I had most complications and admittedly I had to refer to the manual. When I first attempted to remove the battery cap in order to insert the batteries, I soon came to realize that I have absolutely no upper-body strength. whatsoever. Putting the cap back on took a few tries. With a little trial and error, I was able to figure it out and turns out that it’s not that hard after all. I did, however, gain a sense of accomplishment when I finally figured it out. The only thing I haven’t figured out is why such a luxurious toy is not rechargeable.
The BTC is also waterproof and fully submersible up to 1 meter, however, the sensor pad is set to respond to water by locking itself on its current function/speed. You should set it before getting wet. I also noticed that the motion of the water unlocks it and I had to manually lock it which can be an aggravation. To my dismay, I did not enjoy using the BTC in water and much rather use it on dry land.
Overall, I must say that I’m quite fond of my Better Than Chocolate. It has quickly become one of my new favourites!
Italian researcher Dr. Andrea Salonia believes that women who eat chocolate have better “overall sexual function and sexual desire” than women who shun it. Chocolate is even said to have aphrodisiac qualities due to two chemicals: tryptophan, which increases serotonin (a feel-good mood stabilizer), and a stimulant similar to amphetamine that “is released in the brain when we fall in love”.