SEX TOYS AND PRODUCTS
Fun Factory Sundaze: Sex Toy Review
Not too many shafts can claim to be three in one, but the Fun Factory Sundaze has broken the mold!
The Verdict: (out of five)
The latest release from Fun Factory, the Sundaze is a stellar toy that's designed to be your all-in-one toy. In fact, everything about the Fun Factory Sundaze was designed to be a multi-purpose pleasure tool in your bedroom arsenal. From the flat head that's perfect for clitoral stimulation or g-spot stimulation, all the way to the three different types of stimulation packaged into its single shaft.
Named after the "laze around and masturbate" activity of self-discovery that the Sundaze encourages, the Sundaze was crafted as a body-safe sex toy designed for self-exploration, experiencing new types of pleasures and sensations, and finding the best ways that the multitude of sensations the Sundaze provides can be orgasmic for you.
To use Fun Factory's marketing language, the Sundaze provides three amazing types of stimulation in a single toy: tapping, vibrating and pulsing. This is pretty much unheard of in most types of toys - though as technology gets better, I expect to see even more of these amazing hybrid releases.
The tapping sensation is similar to the sensations you get when you have a wild finger-drumming session. These short, distinct pulses are pretty unique in the world of sex toys, and this is Fun Factory's first foray into tapping - joining a "tapping" market that's relatively empty.
The pulsing sensation is a thrusting sensation that you might be familiar with if you've ever looked at the Fun Factory Stronic line. All of these toys have a weighted ball inside the toy that swings from end-to-end of the toy - making enough momentum to thrust the toy all by itself. The Fun Factory Sundaze packages that inside of it as well.
And of course, I'm sure you're familiar with vibrations as those have been the mainstay of sex toys for years now - even going as far to make it into penis-centric toys like the Fun Factory Cobra Libre 2.
So let's explore everything you need to know in our Fun Factory Sundaze review.
How'd You Use It?
The Fun Factory Sundaze is surprisingly fantastic - both internally and externally. I say "surprisingly" because I'm always side-eyeing new technology - especially with claims of fitting so many different sensations into a single toy.
But the Sundaze manages it.
Like the name implies, the Sundaze honestly does take some use to really fit your "best fit" - and it really does encourage exploration. There are 15 different settings built into the Sundaze: 3 vibration, 3 tapping, 5 pulsation, and 4 patterns. That's a whole lot of different sensations built into a single toy!
With that in mind, it isn't as simple as "turn on, it vibrates, use it". It genuinely encourages more exploration of your body to find the best ways to use the included pleasure settings.
For example, I had never considered a thrusting vibrator for clitoral use, but here we are. The Sundaze does a fantastic job of clitoral stimulation, and it's actually one of my favorite ways to use it. I never, ever would have tried that if it wasn't for the Sundaze.
I wasn't expected thrusting or tapping to do much clitorally, but I found that those were the settings I constantly sought out instead of the built-in vibrations. The tapping works fantastically as a great "warm-up" sensation - and it's really effective. Even when my brain and body weren't particularly aroused, using the tapping sensation quickly made it that way. It isn't enough stimulation to provide orgasm (at least for me), but it really provides some focus to the area, great sensation, and gets me in the mood to use the other settings on the toy.
Do you like the sensation of grinding against something solid - or pressing against a partner's palm during sex? That's essentially what the thrusting/pulsing settings can provide clitorally. It automates the sensation, and especially when pressed directly to the clitoris, it has definitely been orgasmic.
I wish it had a couple more intensity levels to explore - because sometimes I wish it had faster thrusts if I'm right on the edge of orgasm and have to resort to moving the vibe manually instead of it doing the moving. But if grinding is your thing, the Sundaze really does provide a realistic sensation and the vibrator does all of the "grinding" for you!
As a note, I really love that the vibrator remembers the last setting that you were using. On a regular basis, I would hit the FUN button (effectively turning it off) instead of the + button. While annoying in the short term, another couple presses of the FUN button, and the toy picked up on the exact intensity where I'd just left off. With more experience with the Sundaze, I'm sure I'd remember the button structure a bit better, and that would get reduced over time.
Inserting the Sun Daze sex toy offers just as many fun ways to use it. I'm really fond of the physical design that Fun Factory chose for the Sundaze. The flat head works fantastically for g-spot stimulation - and offers a broad surface for clitoral sensations too. When inserted, this broad head helps target the g-spot (if you have a shallow g-spot). In addition, as mentioned later, the Sundaze is very rigid. The silicone itself is a bit plushy, but the internal portion of the vibe is extremely rigid and holds its shape.
This means that, if you're getting some lovely g-spot stimulation, the Sundaze won't bend under the pressure. You just hold it in place. Once you have it in the spot you want, you can just keep a firm grip on it, and the Sundaze will repeatedly hit that spot - over and over - without bending from resistance or vaginal tightening. Who DOESN'T like a vibrator that does all of the thrusting for them?
When it comes to thrusting vibrators like this, I'm always worried that the motor will "give up" when pressure is applied (like in a vagina that's getting near orgasm.) That isn't a concern with the Sundaze. The Sundaze thrusts regardless of how tightly you're clenching.
That being said, if you're getting closer to orgasm, it might require a bit more of a firm grip on the handle to make sure the motion keeps happening inside. The vibrator will tend to thrust a bit more through the handle side unless you really show it who's boss. (And also because it's feeling less resistance from the handle than from the inserted end, but y'know, physics.)
While the Sundaze is definitely a thrusting vibrator, it's important to know that it isn't providing huge, giant thrusts. While the Sundaze has longer thrusts than I've seen in most of the handheld thrusting toys, it still doesn't equal the length of a stroke of an actual sex machine. That being said, I'd say it seems to powerfully stroke at about 0.5" to 0.75" in length - depending on the resistance that it's finding. That's more-than-enough to really "feel" the stroking sensation, and the stroking feels worlds apart from the vibration function.
As a note, I almost always just skip over the vibrations. I have vibrators that offer stronger vibrations if I'm after vibrations. But if you're looking to get the Sundaze as one of the few toys you own, the vibrations are a fantastic addition - because it effectively "adds" a whole new type of toy to the sensations of the Sundaze. You don't necessarily need to purchase a vibrator since the Sundaze is one already.
(That being said, I do enjoy the vibrations that are packed into the patterned settings, so I do use the vibrations in some form.)
One of the coolest things about the Sundaze is the patterned settings. As mentioned above, the Fun Factory Sundaze vibrator comes with four of them. There is no other toy on the market I'm aware of that slides between thrusting to vibrating to tapping - all within 5 seconds. If you're someone who loves a variety of stimulation, these patterned settings offer constantly-changing stimulation with a single button press. They do feel a bit repetitive with their short durations (as patterns tend to be), but flipping through the four different patterned settings keeps things fresh for me.
(Now all I'm imagining is an app-enabled variety of this toy in the future that allows you to pre-program your own patterns with three separate sensations. That'd be game-changing!)
How Else Could It Be Used?
I haven't given this a try yet, but Fun Factory also recommends that the Sundaze can be used as a hands-free thrusting vibe - like a DIY sex machine. Prop a pillow against the base of the vibe to reduce it slipping out, and the toy will stay within the vagina as it thrusts back and forth.
I'd imagine you could do this with less-fluffy objects like positioning yourself against a wall as well. All that matters is positioning yourself (and the base of the vibe) against a firm-ish surface that will keep the vibrator pushed into your body while it thrusts.
As the Fun Factory Sundaze is also fully waterproof, it can be used in aquatic environments as well. I'm not usually one for water-based masturbation, but if you are, the Sundaze can head into the bath, the pool, the shower, and anywhere else where water and liquid might be plentiful. (Squirting-friendly sex toy, anyone?)
The Sundaze does NOT have a flared base. It should not be used for any anal play; it isn't designed for that and isn't safe to do so. The instruction manual also reiterates that point.
If you have a penis, you don't necessarily need to be left out of the Fun Factory Sundaze fun. If you love frenulum pleasure, the thrusting/pulsing sensations of the Sundaze are actually extremely pleasurable (and orgasmic!) when targeted on the frenulum.
Of course, you can use the vibrations of the Sundaze as well. Now that I'm thinking about it, I haven't tried it on my partner, but you could try gripping the Sundaze alongside the length of the penis to cause the vibrator to rub up and down the shaft with the pulsing function. That's another option that can make this more of a couple's toy than just a solo toy. (And with the Fun Factory Sundaze's body-safe silicone, you can easily sterilize or clean your toy between uses.)
Just no sticking the Sundaze in the bum-bum.
The Fun Factory Sundazeis a standardly-sized sex toy. It has that "not too large, not too small" thing going for it - for mass appeal to as many people as possible. Surprisingly, despite having all of this fun hardware and features built into the Fun Factory Sundaze, it's only slightly heavier than a standard vibrator.
The hard measurements of the Fun Factory Sundaze are:
Weight: 0.73 lb
A Fun Factory Sundaze review wouldn't be complete without talking about intensity and noise levels. Let's talk about each one of the three functions including noise level and power level:
The thrusting/pulsing is essentially the same movement as the tapping - but with much more intensity and longer stroke lengths. The thrusting/pulsing is fascinating - both from a pleasure level and even just holding it in your hand. When holding it as it thrusts, it literally moves your hand because the thrusting is so strong. It's strong enough that it shakes the fat on my forearms while I'm holding it. It's a very, very different change of pace
The tapping level is the same movement as the thrusting/pulsing - but with shorter strokes. They both essentially can feel like a "jackhammer" motion - but the tapping is a feather-light sensation while the thrusting/pulsing really hammers it in there.
The vibrations are focused near the lower shaft right above the plastic base-handle. That being said, the vibrations actually can be felt really strongly at the tip of the vibrator as well. I'd say you'd get about 90% of the vibrations at the tip - but if you press down really hard with your fingers, it does seem like the vibrations originate near the base.
The vibrations aren't the strongest out of all of the vibrators I own, but they aren't bad either. They're deep and rumbly - similar to a wand massagers' vibrations in timbre - but they aren't nearly as strong. They're on par with most battery-operated vibrators that you could pick up, and they blow bullet vibrators and other buzzy toys entirely out of the water. If vibrations are your method to orgasm and you can work with moderate vibrations, you'll likely be fine. If you're someone who requires wand-massager power, the Fun Factory Sundaze may be disappointing - but then again, the Sundaze's vibrations are only one of the three modes that this vibrator is equipped with.
Speaking of vibrations, let's explore its noise level. The Sundaze is relatively quiet. I can hear its buzz while I'm holding it, but it gets hard to hear when between my legs. Unless you had an uncomfortably-quiet household, you could likely use this with a door open and someone else in the other room, and they wouldn't hear it. It can be heard within the same room, however, unless you have some good room noise going on. (The other person might not know it's a vibrator, but they'd definitely do that "Do you hear that noise?" without any camouflaging noise going on.)
Surprisingly, both the tapping and the thrusting/pulsing are very quiet. You'd think something that was moving would be louder, but in this case, nope. The tapping and thrusting/pulsing are the exact same noise level as the vibrating - though the timbre of the noise changes slightly.
This means, if you're using the Fun Factory Sundaze on your partner, you likely won't be able to tell if the settings change on noise alone - you'll want to use the movement of the handle as the indicator of what's going on. As mentioned, the noise level is loud enough to be heard in the same room (but barely), but it's not loud enough to be heard in a separate room in a standard home (with noise) even with the door open.
How It Works
The buttons to control the Fun Factory Sundaze are built right into the base of the sex toy. The Fun Factory Sundaze has three buttons at the base - each which very-much stands out from the base with the bubbled design of the buttons. There's a FUN button (power), a + and a - .
Hold down the FUN button to turn the sex toy on or off. Once on, you can single press (or press and hold) the + and - buttons to control the various settings on the Sundaze.
With 15 different settings built into the Fun Factory Sundaze, you have your options ahead of you. The Fun Factory Sundaze has 3 vibration intensities, three tapping intensities, five pulsation intensities, and four patterned options. You'll see a diagram in the instruction manual that specifically shows off what each function was "designed for" - including some crafted for awakening nerve endings, some for thrusting, some for arousal boosting, and more. Fun Factory really put some thought into the sensations each one of the 15 settings could provide!
The Sundaze vibrator also goes above-and-beyond standard sex toy options by offering a "15-Second Restart" and "Save your Fave" setting.