USE: The Form 2 by JimmyJane is one of those versatile toys that can be used nearly anywhere, by anyone. It is quiet making it discreet for those who do not live alone. It is completely waterproof for fun in the tub/pool/shower. It is rechargeable. It is powerful enough to satisfy power-queens like myself. The ideal use for this toy would be as a clit stimulator, but it also stimulates nipples, the penis, scrotum, and perineum. He is not designed for use inside the body, however. The design is such that it can be used easily solo, but also as an addition to couples play, for beginners and advanced users alike. The fact that you can use the ears to pinch body parts also adds an element of fetish for those who like to take toys to the next level.
MATERIAL: The Form 2 is made with phthalate-free and body-safe medical grade 100% silicone and a small circular stainless steel piece about the size of a quarter on the bottom that is used to recharge your toy. Even straight out the package the Form 2 had no odor (or taste) and does not seem to retain odors either (major plus!). The feel of Form 2 is velvety-soft and completely smooth, but the core is not at all flexible, making me think the silicone is either solid or covering plastic. This material is suitable for all users and could even be safely shared with proper cleaning.
DESIGN: If you should ever meet the designer of the Form 2 you might be conflicted of whether to kiss or kick him! The Form 2 is fairly small, fitting nicely in the palm of your hand making it the perfect travel companion as it is neither too large nor screams sextoy. The base houses the dual motors and the two rabbit ears both vibrate with incredible power. The ears are designed as such that the user can cradle their clit between the ears or run them over the labia in a way that is just not possible with standard rabbit shapes. The ears are made to be slightly flexible so you can lightly pinch your clit, nipples, or other erogenous zones. The combined vibrations and pinching feels absolutely incredible! However, because the ears were designed to flexible, when they shift too much it stimulates what has been called the Form 2 fatal flaw. The flaw is such that the vibrations shift from the ears into the base temporarily, until the ears are returned to the correct position. Can you say buzz kill?
PERFORMANCE: The beauty of the Form 2 is that unlike other rabbit vibes designed for your clit that vibrate from the base and barely stimulate during use, this toy vibrates from the ears themselves. This means that the vibrations remain strong even when the toy is in contact with your body. It is rather like two bullet vibes built in one beautiful machine. The vibrations themselves are an interesting mixture of a higher buzz and yet a deeper rumble at the same time, which I have not felt in any other toy before and is highly effective. The Form 2 has only three controls which are covered by the silicone finish. They are conveniently located on the top of the base, although you have to be deliberate when pushing them. The (+) button will turn your toy on and increase vibrations strength. Alternately, the (-) button will shut your toy off and decrease vibrations. The third button (~) controls the four stimulation modes, which are as follows:
1. steady vibration
2. steady vibration with a intermittent pulse. This feels like the unit is flicking your clit while vibrating and is quite pleasant.
3. a slow revving of the motor from low to full power.
4. rapid pulse
One thing I wish the Form 2 had would be the ability for the vibrations to pulse alternately between the two ears. Unfortunately it is all or nothing, as the ears work in unison on all modes. Even with dual motors, the Form 2 is incredibly quiet and would not be heard behind a closed door. It is easy to recharge just by returning it to the charging dock, on which the metal base connects to two prongs and will illuminate when correctly placed. However, connecting the metal base to the prongs can be a bit finicky at times, so you would want to store this where it wouldn't be getting disturbed (by items such as by the bass of a radio or TV, slamming doors, etc.) The one feature of this toy that failed me was in the water. I took it in tub, it is indeed waterproof (so far so good), but when I activated it the vibrations automatically shifted to the base (darn fatal flaw!). I tried it on several modes and speeds, starting both in and out of the water. While being submerged, the vibrations always would shift. This was not an issue in the shower, however.
MAINTENANCE: The Form 2 is easy to care for and maintain. During use only water-based lube should be used (never silicone lube or oil as it may cause the material to deteriorate). To clean the manufacturer recommends using warm water and mild soap, and since it is waterproof, you can do a thorough job without risk to your toy! Because silicone is non-porous material it can be sterilized by wiping with a 10% bleach solution to prevent the spread of infection between users. Never boil or microwave the Form 2 as it will ruin the motors. After ensuring that your toy has dried completely, the Form 2 should be returned to the charging base. One of the Form 2's best features is that it will not hurt the battery if it is left on the charger at all times! However, it would be nice if the charging stand came with a cover as it does seem to collect a small amount of lint between uses. Otherwise for storage, JimmyJane does not provide a pouch, so be sure to include one with your order.
PACKAGING: The Form 2 was packaged in a small and tasteful white box that had a picture of it on the side. In the box were plastic forms that secured both the Form 2 and its charger, as well as the instruction manual (in multiple languages), and 3-year warranty. Although the box is discreet, it would not be useful as a gift-box or for storing your Form 2. The manufacturer has designed the unit as such that the Form 2 is displayed on the charging cradle rather than housed in a storage container.
CONSIDERATIONS: If not for the Form 2's fatal flaw, I think this toy could be one to go down in history as something everyone liked. Unfortunately, some users are going to find this shifting makes the toy frustrating and possibly useless as a clit stimulator. How to know if this toy is for you? If you like to have a variety of mild to strong vibrations from a unit that is placed gently over your clit, you most likely won't stimulate the flaw and may love this toy. If you are the type that likes to press your toys hard against your pubis, you may be likely to stimulate the flaw. I have found that this toy will put up with a fair bit of manipulation before the vibrations shift and I have been able to use it on other erogenous zones with no issues. As a toy grinder, I am still able to use it on my clit, albeit more cautiously.
FOLLOW-UP: Form 2, I've done you an injustice. Now that I've learned how to play with you a little better, I would definitely give you 5 stars! I'll admit, the shifting was a major turn-off at first but I kept coming back to this toy because the vibrations were so incredible. Once I figured out what I was doing down there to stimulate the flaw, I am now able to avoid it most of the time. I can even grind against it a bit now just by putting the pressure more on the base as opposed to the ears. He is now easily my favorite toy out of my stash.
I would like to note however, I have found that since I like to have him close-by rather than constantly back on his charger, the actual usage time (on high) is closer to 2-3 hours. Obviously, I mean 2-3 hours used intermittently over the course of a week or two and returned to my drawer, not 2-3 hours straight. If you do always return him to his base, I doubt you would ever run him dead in one session.
I'm almost done, but I want to mention on more thing, anarchy! Anarchy is something I learned about after my original review and is an alternate mode that is stimulated by starting in any mode and then pushing +- +- +- in rapid succession (use both thumbs). Give it a few seconds to take effect and you will notice that the Form 2 will cycle automatically through its four modes over and over again until you push the (~) button. God I love chaos!