Hump n grind: Uberrime’s rose toy, the Rosae, is for clits that want to rub off against a textured surface. It’s 100% very-soft platinum silicone: so the petals and nubs are comfortable for sensitive vulvas too.
They’re not vibrators, so how to use and enjoy the Uberrime Rosae? It’s all about your motion… Hold it in your palm and massage all over the vulva, or just sit on top of the Rosae and rock your hips, as desired. What you feel is determined by your own movements: you can choose to press the silicone in hard, rub it harder, rock your hips harder. (Use lube to avoid too much friction.)
The Rosae is one of Uberrime’s three 100% silicone grinders, artisan-made in Florida. And I’m focusing on the Uberrime Rosae here because it’s my personal favorite—but I’ll also give brief notes on the Labae and Alia silicone grinders! So, let’s jump into (on top of?) the grind of this Uberrime Rosae review, all the details…
What Is the Uberrime Rosae?
The Uberrime Rosae, Labae, and Alia are “grinders” for clitoral stimulation: They’re toys that you rub against yourself, or that you sit on and hump.
If you’re someone who learned to get off by humping pillows, then a grinder will likely fit your style. If not: these toys are for clits that enjoy soft textures. The platinum silicone is a 00-50 Shore durometer.
The Uberrime Rose & other grinders create sensation by both (1) the friction of your skin rubbing against the silicone, and (2) the textures Uberrime has created on each clitoral grinder.
And they are very different textures between the 3 Uberrime grinders:
Rosae Grinder Experience
It’s such a pretty rose: And it turns out, the petals feel great to rub on. (The outer ones are even more flexible, because they’re thin: Great for sensitive clit hoods like mine.)
The best part of the Uberrime Rosae is the center: it’s a heart-shaped clit, essentially. So frickin’ cute.
More than that, getting my clit in between that heart-bud and the petals right outside is the place.
I’m using a nice thick (but safe, it’s osmotically & pH balanced) lubricant to avoid any excess friction.
I do usually hold Rosae and rub it against me, after getting its clit-heart situated under my own clit. Start slow… then move up to faster rubs.
For me, the Uberrime Rosae is not an insta-orgasm tool like the Rose vibe; rather, it’s an experience that’s slower, less aggressive. It’s about feeling the gentle textures, finding your own rhythm.
I find orgasms easier with the Rosae when I’ve got a vaginal toy going on, too. I started with my new favorite glass dildo;
And then I realized that a silicone vaginal plug would be the best, since vag plugs don’t stick outside the vagina (like dildos do) and cover up precious space. The SquarePegToys G squeeze, being short enough with a smaller base, fits so well. I’ll lie back with it in, then get my Rosae positioned and lubed up; and start moving my Rosae-laden palm. Building, and fun; but, it’s the best when I’m in sensitive spots of my cycle and don’t need strong clitoral stimulation.
All those petals, folding over and massaging my vulva: The Rosae is for exploring squishy silicone textures. What about the other Uberrime silicone clitoral grinders?
The Labae by Uberrime is obviously a play on “labia.” It’s a heart-shaped vulva of sorts; with a large round ball at the top, to evoke a substantially sized clitoris.
For me, this one’s easier to sit flat on, instead of holding in my palm: The heart shape is tougher for me to move than the Rosae’s circular bottom.
The big clit is the funnest part to grind against. I kinda wish it stuck out more. The crevice in the middle of the vulva is canyon that my bits can’t really touch, since nothing sticks out from my vulva. See Betty Butch’s review of how their partner, Buster, enjoys rubbing off on the Labae’s clit more.
Oh! This little monster has tall bumps and a spine running down the middle. (Also, a tail sticking out: it’s like some sort of alien manta ray. Or a “sex scarab.”)
The high “spine” and its tall-but-soft spikes make sense if when they rest in the center of the vulva.
It’s squishy silicone, but, like… Wow. The bumps are not my thing. I tried this once, was like, “NOPE”; came back to it a week later, and 1 minute later after that, I’d already discarded Labae in favor of the Rosae; then, I tried once more, and still am not understanding. It’s too much for me, but if you do like more intense & pointed textures, it could be great for you. Read Betty Butch’s thoughts on how “the Alia is delicious” “for direct rubbing,” and how they’d even like it in firmer silicone!
Care and Cleaning
Uberrime’s clitoral grinders are certified skin-safe platinum silicone, so the material will remain usable for many years. (Just be careful not to create rips and tears in the base, like with long fingernails. Short fingernails are more hygienic anyway, as they trap less microbes underneath.)
Incredibly, the Uberrime Rosae, etc. are much easier to clean than the Rose vibrator. (Which is a hassle, requiring a dedicated soft toothbrush.) In contrast:
With Rosae, Alia, and Labae: soap and water remove your fluids and lube quite well from the many indents:
The key is to rub your fingers around the recesses, hard enough, when the toy’s covered in soapy water. Then, rinse again; and shake the water out. Finally, leave it to air-dry.
Uberrime Rosae Recap
If you like humping toys, and/or if you’ve found vibrators overstimulating in the past, then the Uberrime Rosae makes sense. It’s for a good rubbing session, with lots of fine textures:
For stimulation that can be very gentle, or can be rubbed harder against the skin. The silicone is quite soft, so the points are not truly prickly or sharp. Yet, the sex scarab, “Alia,” was designed by Betty Butch for more focused bumpity-bumping down the center of the vulva.
High-five for Uberrime’s pretty, pretty metallic marbled silicone! This material is so much simpler to clean than other creviced sex toys.