Kisses from Lora DiCarlo looks like a space capsule. It’s an oblong device that would have no trouble blending in with the backdrop of HBO’s upcoming high-profile sci-fi drama. (I say then because, well, we’re not talking about Westworld in this house.) It’s sleek, sexy, and surprisingly understated. But despite its unpretentious exterior, this little gadget will take you on a magic carpet ride.
Of all the sex toys on my bedside table, it’s the one that my partner and I have achieved night after night, even solo. It’s a great companion for a little afternoon treat when you’re fed up with an endless parade of Zoom meetings that always (always) last a long time.
The Baci is a mechanical suction toy. If you’re not familiar, these types of sex toys use an internal mechanism that moves a diaphragm up and down, creating high and low pressure that simulates a sucking sensation similar to oral sex. It’s a really cool technology, and it’s getting more and more popular, especially for clitoral people.
Even if you don’t have one, it’s a powerful suction stimulator for any number of erogenous zones. I encourage you to experiment! Use it on your arm, bites, genitals, whatever shape they are.
The toy has a hard plastic side, which is the part you hold, and a silicone underside that is meant to nestle between the inner or outer lips, depending on your preference for direct or indirect stimulation (more on this more late). It does this very comfortably.
However, it can be difficult to position it correctly if you are looking for direct stimulation. Most suction toys look like tiny vacuum cleaners. They are narrow, so it’s easy to find the right spot. Baci’s wide and comfortable shape can make this difficult, like trying to write with a pen between the middle and ring fingers. But once you’ve found the right place, the world melts and you can play in your own personal “A Whole New World” montage.
There are a few buttons on the Baci, but they are easy to use. Use one rocker to change intensity and the other to switch between suction models. The power button is surrounded by four lights that indicate battery life, which is pretty awesome. It usually lasts about an hour, a little less if you use the highest setting.
The accompanying translucent plastic shell is a nice touch. It goes over the silicone side and hides it, transforming the Baci into a mysterious orb.
We will get down to business
It’s great to be able to enjoy a toy almost immediately that isn’t over-stimulating like some vibrators can. Having said that, Baci can be too potent and sometimes seems industrial grade. Like a vacuum jackhammer or pressure washer. Its lowest setting isn’t exactly smooth, so if you’re sensitive you might want a less powerful toy like the Satisfyer Love Triangle.
The sensitivity of your erogenous zones is something to consider with any sex toy. “Powerful” usually means it’s too intense if your clitoris or other erogenous zones don’t tolerate direct stimulation well. “Soft” is generally the code word for “good for people who enjoy indirect stimulation”.