I really wanted to like The Satisfyer Partner. I really did. I was so psyched when there was finally a cheaper, more reasonable version of a partnered toy. A toy that wouldn’t set people back $200, or $100. Because, let’s be honest, partnered toys are something that you don’t pull out every day. We’re not talking about a great dildo, or a good clitoral vibe. We’re not talking about a Magic Wand. If it was a category that was a necessity, that I knew people used over and over again, by all means. It’s worth spending 150 bucks on a good wand. It’s worth spending it on a good Njoy stainless steel toy. For a partnered toy you might or might not enjoy — not so much.
I first saw the new Satisfyer couples toys, the Partner and the Partner Plus, during the Sexual Health Expo in NYC this Sept. I was slightly annoyed that the Satisfyer has just continued to replicate other brands’ ideas or technology. But then again: most brands have bullet vibrators, most brands have wand vibrators, most brands have vaginal vibrators. I guess at some point an innovation in the field becomes a common category. And after all they didn’t completely rip off the We-Vibe design, the shapes of the Satisfyer toys were clearly different. (For those of you that are not familiar with the brand, We-Vibe is a premium brand that specializes in high-end products and innovation. They make some of the best vibrators on the market and they first created a couple’s vibrator that can be worn during intercourse.) So when Peepshow Toys asked me whether I wanted to review it, I had to enthusiastically say yes. I owed this much to my readers who, like me, don’t find money growing on trees. You might find most of the toys that you can buy from Peepshow Toys pricey, and that’s because the brand is only selling body-safe non-porous toys. And these often come with a price tag.
The new couples toys from The Satistyer come in two variations: The Satisfyer Partner and The Satistyer Partner Plus. The first one sells for $49.99, while the Plus is $20 more expensive. The difference is clearly the shape, as well as the two motors that the Plus version has, one for external and one for internal stimulation. I have no experience with the Plus, but JoEllen Notte, a fantastic sex blogger and educator that you should absolutely follow and read, has just reviewed the Plus for Peepshow Toys.
What does it feature?
On paper everything looks just fine. A silicone, body-safe toy. Sure, it only comes in purple, but that’s something we can all live with if a toy is actually good (I am biased, I love purple, but we and our preferences come in different shapes and colors #WeAreAllBeautiful). And I don’t hear people complaining much about the purple We-Vibe Rave or We-Vibe Touch.
The Satisfyer Partner is entirely submersible and it’s rechargeable. It even has multiple speeds and patterns (ten to be exact). It comes in a tasteful box (which imitates We-Vibe a little bit, a-gain! But I could live even with that). Sure, it doesn’t come with a storage bag, it’s just the toy, the charger and the manual. But a toy for less than 50 bucks rarely does. Not to mention other expensive options. Its battery lasts 65 min for 2 hrs of charge. As I said: not bad on paper.
How does it work?
It is supposed to work by inserting the more slender part in one’s vagina and leaving the bigger, bulkier part against one’s clitoris. Then you have vaginal intercourse while wearing it. Except that it never stays in place. NEVER. When you take a look at the design you can actually see that. There’s nothing that grips and that can possibly hold the toy in place. But that’s not the only design flaw. The external part is waaay too long and the motor is way higher than where the clit actually is (or at least mine, but we’re talking about almost missing it by an inch). This toy is way bigger than the We-Vibe 4 or Sync, so it stays higher up, closer to your belly, completely missing your clitoris. The vibrations are strong, but very buzzy. It’s a one button toy, so you have to circle through the different modes. Which is not that big of a deal because it starts on full speed for some reason. It was equally problematic when I tried it with a dildo, instead of a partner. It just never stayed in place and never remained in contact with my body and the right parts.
Is there anything you can do with it?
I know that some people are going to buy this toy regardless of what I say, and they’re going to want to make it work, because who wants to throw $50 away? Here’s a way I found that might work. Bear with me. Since the slimmer part is really flexible and can be moved out of the way or just positioned in whatever way you want, you might try to use the toy as an external clitoral vibrator. The way it works is the following: you will have to turn it upside down, with the horseshoe facing down, with the vibrating part against your clit (not the side with the button, but the inner part that originally was supposed to remain in contact with your body) and the slim flexible part opened up, almost as if the toy were straight instead of C-shaped. That turns the Satisfyer Partner into a decent clitoral toy. After all, it’s silicone and it’s rechargeable, so if you got it already, you might wanna make some use of it. But if you hate it, dispose of it with other electronics and batteries, don’t throw it in the regular trash please!
I hope that the Satisfyer would listen to feedback from customers and will improve the models, the way they did with the remodeled Satisfyer Pro 2.
And since I don’t want to leave a bitter taste in your mouth, I am going to follow JoEllen’s example and give you a couple of ideas for good budget vibrating toys. Looking for something that vibrates and can be used in partnered play? There’s the Optimale vibrating cock ring. You know what, penises and balls love vibration too! And if you get a good vibrator, you can both use it. Some options bellow $50 include: PicoBong Ako, Lust L2 Mini, The Sensuelle Point (all of which are small external vibes) and the vaginal PicoBong Zizo vibe, which can be used on clits as well. And dicks (obviously)! Be imaginative and share your vibe! A good option from the Satisfyer would be the Satisfyer Pro 2. If you want to get yourself something truly good, there’s the magnificent We-Vibe Tango. And if you are actually looking for a partnered toy, save up and get yourself an Eva. All of the above can be purchased with 10% discount with my Peepshow Toys code: WETLANDIA.
You should also read Emmeline Peaches’ review of the Satisfyer Partner, since the toy worked much better for her — she seemed to enjoy it a lot more than I did, and I always like giving people different perspectives.
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