So there you are: sitting by yourself in a white tablecloth establishment, engaged in a fine dining experience—with, perhaps, a slight, knowing smile on your face—when unexpectedly, delightfully, and notably remotely, your lover suddenly propels you towards orgasmic bliss.
A scene made possible by Lovense’s erotic engineers, whose Ferri vibrator was specifically designed to wear under a pair of panties to allow users to enjoy it while safely ensconced at home—or for surreptitiously kinky adventures like the one I just spun.
So let’s take a thoroughly exposing examination of this new toy and see if it’s a hidden gem or a sextech flop that should be out of sight … and out of mind.
The Ferri: size matters
Since I’m talking about a Lovense product—and that after reviewing a number of their toys, I remain a fan of their dedicated workmanship and the company as a whole—that “out of sight, out of mind” bit I used isn’t exactly appropriate.
Instead, the question is if the Ferri’s good for you—and to get into that, let me begin by getting into more detail about what this novel device is.
As Lovense describes it, the Ferri isn’t a massive, throbbing, industrial-grade device—though they packed a considerable amount of vibrational goodness into it—but a remarkably teeny-tiny toy designed to be placed between a vulva-equipped person’s genitalia and their knickers.
Though not exclusively this way, as Lovense adds that the Ferri can be enjoyed all on its own, as kind of like a next-gen version of the classic bullet vibrator.
But the Ferri, sticking with my use of “next-gen,” is way brainier than that dumb cousin, as Lovense’s stuffed it full of their trademark, well-regarded, smart, sextech electronics as well: allowing users to do what every other Lovense product can. Including the ability to be remotely controlled practically anywhere in the world—thus my fictitious lover’s ability to “switch” on their partner’s pleasure.
What the Ferri brings to your panty
All of which I’ll cover a lot more after I next explain how the Ferri’s panty-nestling system works. But before that, I need to provide a breakdown of what the Ferri looks like and how it operates.
Unlike some vibrators, the business end of this Lovense product is on the opposite side of its control, which might take a bit of getting used to if you’re planning on trying it out sans attaching it to a pair of panties.
If you were paying attention, you noticed I said “control” instead of “controls” as the Ferri has a single button to power it up or switch it off and cycle up and down the intensity of its vibrations.
Above that magic button are the contacts for the toy’s magnetic charging system, and, staying in that direction, is the blank space that plays such an essential part in how the Ferri stays where you want it to in your underwear.
Included with it are two small, black discs—the extra if the first gets lost, which is a problem I’ll touch on shortly—that uses magnetism, though in this case to keep the Ferri from dislodging from your unmentionables.
How you get it “just right” may take trial and error. However, I imagine beginning by stepping into your drawers, pulling them halfway up, using the toy and magnet to get it somewhere right, and finishing up by making any needed adjustments when it’s completely on could do the trick.
There’s also the question of your panties, as in what kind, how thick their fabric is, and other factors that could be another trial-and-error thing with the Ferri. So it may not be the best idea to pin all your erotic dreams on joying it straight out of the box.
Rather, give yourself time to get comfy with it, including which panties it does or doesn’t work well with and what kind of activities you can do when it’s attached—as few things are more embarrassing than, as you stroll out into the world a buzzing plaything plops at your feet.
Some thoughts on public play
Not to hopefully sound more like the crusty old curmudgeon that I already am, and not to give the big-brains over at Lovense any unnecessary grief, I’d like to bring up that there’s an ongoing debate going on if public play is appropriate.
It all hinges on the importance of consent: that if the people around you did not willingly grant it, by doing anything involving them—such as being an unwitting audience to your exhibitionistic enjoyment—could be interpreted as anything from extremely inappropriate to sexual assault.
So, if you’re willing to take the advice of someone who’s done a lot of things over the years, think twice—and then ten or twenty more times—before stepping out with a Ferri tucked into your panties.
Unless, of course, it’s to a sex or kink-friendly space where your antics will be appreciated—and won’t get you busted for public indecency or end up getting you placed on the Sex Offender Registry.
The Ferri’s undercover—and exciting—features
That out of the way, let’s stick with what else makes the Ferri such a blast. As I already mentioned, if sticking it down your pants ain’t exactly your thing, you still use it as a smart, powerful, little vibrator: perfect for putting in your purse or as a sexually-exciting travel accessory.
And, yet again, it’s Lovense smart: so with it, you can take full advantage of this company’s brilliantly interactive features—as with most of their other products.
Such as the ability to wirelessly connect your Ferri to Lovense’s superb Lovesense Remote app—available for Android, Apple’s iOS, PC, and Macintosh computers—where you can increase or decrease the toy’s vibrations, assemble your own playlist of patterns you can playback at any time you wish, or set the Ferri up to respond to sound or in sync with your choice of music.
Then there’s its ability to grant your lover the power to “reach out and touch” you anywhere: from the intimate confines of your bedroom to anywhere in the world—as long as your playmate has access to Wi-Fi, of course. Included in the Lovense Remote app is also a video chat feature so both of you can see and feel connected.
If BDSM is your thing—and welcome to the club, fellow-kinkster—the possibilities for adding a Ferri to your playbag are near-infinite. For instance, a dominant equipping their submissive with one might instruct them to do various household duties—taking delight in “making their day” at the press of a button when they do something particularly well … or any time the dominant wants.
And don’t worry about the Ferri not being able to “go the distance,” as Lovense says that after a full charge, this intimate little gizmo can go on and on and on to the tune of 3 to 3 and a half hours!
Measuring the Ferri
If you’re curious about how the Ferri measures up, it’s 2.93 inches long, 1.06 inches wide, 0.96 inches at its thickest, and is light at a mere 35 grams.
Adding to its resume as a private toy, for all its power, the Ferri is far from being notice-me loud: with Lovense saying, even at full-tilt, it’ll remain a hushed 43dB—and probably less than that as a lot of the noise it does make will be somewhat muffled by your knickers on top of whatever else you’ll be wearing over them.
Like Lovense’s other great products, it’s made of body-safe, non-reactive silicone and is listed as IPX7 waterproof. Though keep it well away from anything except bathroom splishy-splashing as seawater, or the contents of a hot tub, won’t do its outer-covering, or inner workings, any good.
Cleaning the Ferri
When you’re done with your Ferri, cleaning it up is just a matter of warm water, mild dish soap, and dry with a lint-free cloth. Do not, and I can’t emphasize this enough, use any clearing solution containing alcohol or acetone as it’ll wreck the toy’s silicone worse than if you took it to the beach or a hot tub.
Considering how we’re trying to be cleaner-than-clean these days, including diligently slathering our hands with sanitizing gels, please don’t extend this to your Ferri or any other sextoy made of silicone.
In all honesty, it really just takes good old soap and water to make it as spic and span as you’ll ever need—even if you happen to share your toy with another person. The same goes for dropping into a pot of boiling water. Sure, it’ll sterilize it—at the cost of totally ruining the toy.
What you get with a Ferri and to set it up
In addition to the toy, Lovense provides the usual amenities such as a user manual, a quick start guide, a warranty card (good for a year), a USB charging cable, a bag to put the Ferri in when you’re not using it, and that extra magnetic piece I mentioned.
If you have any experience with Lovense, notably their software and the like, the following will be old news. However, if you aren’t, take a deep breath as measured up against other sextech manufacturers; Lovense routinely takes the pastry regarding ease of set-up and use.
Considering what Lovense Remote app you’re using—smartphone vs. computer, etc.—to get the interactive show on the road, put your Ferri into Bluetooth stand-bye mode. Next, open the app and, after making sure you’ve turned on Bluetooth there as well—look for the toy and, finally, hit the connect button.
- Extremely powerful for its size
- Comes with same the Lovense smart-tech technology as their other products
- Includes an extra magnetic attachment disc
- Ideal for vulva-equipped people into wearable sextoys
- Though advertised as equally suitable for non-panty attached play, it can be awkward to use this way
- Only a single additional magnetic attachment disc included
- Risk of potentially serious consent violations if used in public
- Magnetic charging system could be problematic
And so my opinion about the Ferri is—cue the drum roll—it depends.
Yeah, I know you were probably hoping for either a “hidden gem” thumbs up or “out of sight, out of mind,” but I’m afraid I can’t deliver anything as simple as yes or so.
As it really does depend, and not in one consideration but several. I can, though, drop a few certainties: the predominant that since this is a Lovense product, it’s exceptionally well made, intelligently designed, and its software—notably with all their interactivity bells-and whistles—remains the best in the business.
Their Ferri, I hate to say, does need a few improvements, though. Not, again, in the toy itself, but that—and I know this may sound like a petty quibble—they include a single extra magnetic disc.
It’s that for a toy designed to be worn while the wearer moves about, resulting in things shifting around, there’s a high likelihood they’re going to need a lot more than just two of these discs.
That out of the way, the larger “depends” is that this is an extremely specific toy, for an extremely specific kind of use: so much so that if you aren’t into wearable sextech, then there isn’t any good reason to purchase a Ferri.
Naturally, if this does turn you on—despite my small tisk-tisking over it coming with two discs—the Ferri should be at the very top of your sextech shopping list.
Just do me a favor, and when you do get it, don’t run, giggling with anticipation, to your most cherished eatery to feast on a well-prepared meal and to gorge yourself on the hot and spicy delights of covert exhibitionism.
Because ethical and responsible, sexual showing off requires that everyone there, no matter who, has to be aware of what’s going and consent to participate in the fun. Otherwise, enjoying finely made sextech or not, you’ll be guilty of non-consensual sex.
If having a pleasantly buzzing device in your panties, extra-so when it comes from an industry giant like Lovense, makes you hot and steamy, get a Ferri—just don’t let your tickled-clit fog your judgment.