Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring Review

Doc Johnson Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring

As much as I don’t want to admit that I like Doc Johnson products these days, I have to say they’re finally coming up with quality silicone toys with excellent price-points if you’re on a budget, or just don’t want to invest a whole lot of money in a new product category.

Cock rings can often be hit or miss, especially the vibrating ones. This is why I always find it hard to justify purchasing a premium-brand cock ring — say Je Joue Mio, not to mention the out-of-board $139 Lelo Tor 2 or Pino. The Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring is just $35 and it’s single version is just $25.

How do cock rings work?

Optimale Vibrating Double Cock RingCock rings are an inexpensive, yet extremely fun and healthy way of enjoying bigger, stronger and longer lasting erections. They keep the blood in the penis and testicles and make everything more engorged, veiny and just… visually striking. A penis with a ring on it looks like an angry bull that just saw a red cape. And there are few things more beautiful than that! The cock ring makes the penis look like it’s going to explode at any moment, with the only difference that this effect will last during the entire intercourse and the penis will be much more sensitive and receptive to touch, oral sex or good ol’ fucking. Cock rings can be single; if they’re really small and firm, they only go around the base of the cock, if they’re bigger, they can envelop the cock as well as the balls. In contrast, the ones with double rings have one ring for the shaft and one ring for the testicles.

And the two kinds (single or double) can have vibrating versions. Vibrating cock rings are a favorite of mine in the couples toys category. The partner with the penis gets to enjoy a really intense erection and a much more sensitive penis, while the partner with a vulva gets to enjoy the bigger dick and the vibration on the clitoris (of course, we’re thinking of a hetero couple here). And vibrating cock rings are fun for gay male couples too. Although there isn’t an erogenous zone in the cis-male body that is positioned in the same place as the clitoris is, the vibrations are pleasant for the one wearing it. And of course, in M/M couples both partners can be wearing a cock ring for extra fun.

Many guys (regardless of their orientation) love vibration on their dicks and balls! My current primary male partner happens to be one of these guys who lose their mind with a little vibration on the scrotum or the perineum, so when I got to choose which penis ring from Peepshow toys to review, I had to choose the double Optimale Vibrating Cock Ring.

A few words about the Optimale line

Optimale Vibrating Double Cock RingPeepshow toys only stocks non-porous materials, so they don’t carry the whole Optimale Line, only the silicone cock rings part of it. The Optimale line offers several cock ring options, a penis pump, a silicone prostate toy, all of which are body safe. But they also make a bunch of non-body-safe options, including a couple of penis strokers, lubes and delay sprays, as well as an intimate deodorant, all of which make me cringe. I would absolutely steer clear of these products. If you are looking for a lube or a body-safe penis stroker, I would browse the selection at Peepshow toys instead. And I have to say that I am hugely annoyed with their gender marketing: OptiMALE. Ugggh. They’re trying to brand the line as “Men’s sexual health and wellness”. So the silicone rings are definitely a small step forward from their usual practices.

The packaging

There’s nothing tacky or repulsive on the box. Just an image of the product, a plain black box with the main selling points of the product. The cock ring comes with batteries included, as well as a comprehensive guide on how to put it on.

And how does one put on a cock ring?

Single cock rings that only go around the shaft can be placed when the penis is already erect, especially if the rings are stretchy. But penis rings that go around the balls should be placed on a flaccid penis — ideally, at least. Place the testicles first. Then, with the help of some lube, stretch the ring with your fingers making room for the penis; then, slide it inside of the ring as well. The ring should rest behind both testicles and around the shaft. Double cock rings have two independent rings, one for just the shaft and one for the testicles and the penis. And remove the cock ring only after the penis is flaccid again. Finally, if the penis-owner has a lot of pubic hairs, be careful and use extra lube since the pubes can get tangled around the ring, making putting it on or taking it off extra difficult (and we don’t want to make it painful either).

How does it perform?

The Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring has two bullet vibrators. One that will end up being on the top of the penis, facing the belly button, and one on the perineum, under the balls. That vibe provides stimulation that travels to the prostate and rocks against it (through the perineum) while thrusting. And the first motor (the one that is positioned on top) is great for making contact with the clitoris.

Both vibes are water-proof, can be removed and used separately, are surprisingly powerful and have 10 speed settings. Three of which are steady vibration and 7 of which are patterns. Again, these can be controlled independently, so you can have one speed on one motor and an entirely different one on the other, which makes your experience really customizable.

Positions that work well for clitoral stimulation

This hugely depends on your own bodies, anatomy, and personal preferences, but I found that cowgirl, missionary or anything that has you facing each other, provides good contact. I also really liked the texture on the silicone that holds the bullet vibrator. In a cowgirl position, I totally loved just slowly grinding on it, squeezing my vag around the penis, enjoying the deep penetration, and lying over the bullet vibe on the top. Overall, long thrusts are not what makes me orgasm (and I suspect a lot of women would agree). I prefer shorter ones and a lot of humping and grinding, and the cock ring was one more reason to enjoy that close contact with my partner’s body.

Don’t forget that cock rings are not just for intercourse. They can be worn during hand jobs, blow-jobs or even jerking off! They are a great solo sex tool, and sometimes practicing on your own is a better first step than introducing it to the bedroom right away.

Things to consider

If you are new to penis rings, I would highly suggest you start with a single Optimale Vibrating Cock Ring. It will be easier to use and will let you adjust to the sensation. The double rings are fabulous if you want to add more vibration to the balls, but it’s a bit of a hassle to put on. And you might find it too distracting, or somewhat of a mood killer to try to make it work.

Another thing to keep in mind is that while the ring is stretchy, it’s still not super big. So it might be a tight fit for people with more girthy penises and bigger balls. If that’s your case, I’d suggest buying this particular ring if you are more experienced with rings.

In a nutshell: Optimale Vibrating Double Cock Ring is a fabulous silicone body-safe double cock ring I would recommend to anyone with a little bit of experience with rings. The two motors are surprisingly strong and have 10 vibration functions each. They even can be removed and used as small clitoral vibes separately. I think this cock ring is one of the best couples toys one can buy these days, especially at this price (which is the reason why several of these rings got featured in my Gift-Giving Guide).

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Satisfyer Partner Review

Satisfyer Partner Review

Note: The Satisfyer Partner appears blue-ish in my pictures, but it’s actually purple.

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.

Satisfyer PartnerI 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?

Satisfyer Partner Review

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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Eva by Dame Products

Eva by Dame Products

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to admit this. When I first saw Eva online I laughed my ass off. I thought it was ridiculous, silly and I couldn’t see how it could possibly work. To be true, that happened at a time when I was hugely disappointed in couples’ toys and supposedly hands-free gadgets and their promise of hands-free orgasms. That also occurred at a moment when I knew nothing about the company, nor the research behind Eva.

I had to stand corrected pretty quickly though. Great stores that I support and respect started storing it, and positive reviews from some of my favorite bloggers were popping up. I couldn’t pretend that Eva was laughable and wave it off. It had a stronger and stronger presence in the sex toy world.

Dame Products

One of the first things that changed my opinion about Eva was the company behind it (Short version: Alex and Janet are awesome!) Dame Products is a women-owned business that started with a simple idea. They wanted to solve one problem that many products had tried to before: how to make a vibrator that was unobtrusive, that could be used during sex (not necessarily just penis in vagina intercourse), that fitted well, didn’t get in the way, and complemented sex, instead of steal the thunder. Eva was not meant to replace your partner, it was meant to be used with your partner.

What inspired them was the simple fact that studies show that at least 70% of women don’t have orgasm during intercourse. That doesn’t mean that these women are broken or incapable of experiencing orgasm altogether. Penetration and the stimulation that occurs during intercourse are not what makes women come. For one, penetrative sex doesn’t sufficiently stimulate the clitoris, and the vagina itself has very few nerve endings. The clitoris, on the other hand, has 8,000!

The first generation of the vibrator was thoroughly tested and reviewed by a number of couples who partook in the study and its development. Eva was successfully crowdfunded (it actually raised 1151% of the goal of the campaign). You can find out more about the story behind Eva in this video.

How does it work?

I know that’s the first question that comes to your mind when you see Eva. The vibrator itself is the size of a pebble: the main body of the vibe is roughly 1.3″ by 1.7″. It’s virtually feather light. The little arms or wings of the vibrator are a bit flexible: allowing it to fit a wider range of bodies and sizes. The way you “wear” it is by placing the wings between your inner labia and your outer labia. Dame products have a really comprehensive fitting guide.

The body of the vibrator is placed over the glans of your clitoris, but the little arms of Eva actually carry the vibration too, and that stimulates better the internal parts of your clitoris. At the same time the body of the vibrator, as well as the arms, are completely out of the way of the vaginal opening, so intercourse can happen without removing the vibrator, or having to worry about it getting in the way.

The specifications

Eva by Dame ProductsEva is a rechargeable vibrator that is 100% silicone and it’s entirely body-safe. It comes in two colors, lavender and aqua. The material is matte and very soft. It’s small and light, which makes it as easy to carry around as a bullet vibrator is, and it even comes with a little black storage bag. The toy has three speeds, the lightest one is really non-intimidating and I believe can be used even by people who don’t like direct clitoral vibration and are quite sensitive. Eva actually provides a really broad and pleasant stimulation. If I have to describe it, it would be: a really good balance between pinpoint vibration and broad vibration. The highest speed is actually surprisingly powerful. It has one big button that turns it on and changes the speeds. Which means that you have to cycle through the settings in order to go back to a lower setting, but luckily, Eva has only three modes, so it’s not too much work. I’d rather have one big button that works, even if I have to cycle through them, than have a few tiny buttons that I keep missing or pressing something by mistake. The control button is also not too sensitive, so even in the weirdest sex positions, you don’t end up pressing it by chance and accidentally changing to a different setting. Eva is also shower-proof: you can wash it gently, but you cannot submerge it in water (so don’t take it to the bath tub).

It holds its charge for 60 min on the highest setting and 5 hrs on its lowest. The first time you charge it, you have to puncture the silicone. This feels really wrong and weird, but since at least the angle in which you need to do it is very straightforward, it wasn’t as stressful of an experience as I had with other toys I had to… penetrate with the charger. It also comes with the wall power adapter, not just the USB cable, and this can be handy. It also makes it easy to charge (and take with you) if you’re traveling abroad, because you can charge it either via USB, or just get a wall adapter for the country you will be traveling to.

What can you use it for

Eva by Dame Products

Even though it’s marketed as a couples’ vibrator and it’s great as such, it can be used for all sorts of partnered or solo play. Clearly, you can wear it and have intercourse with it, but it can stay in place and enhance your experience while you give oral sex or a hand job, or while you’re being fingered. It’s great for girl on girl time, because the other partner can grind on it and it can actually work as a great lesbian couples’ toy. If you have a penis-owner as a partner, there are a couple of ways you can both have pleasure without any penetration whatsoever. If your partner’s cock likes vibration, he can place his dick on Eva, while you’re wearing it. Or he can grind his balls on Eva, while receiving a hand job or jerking himself off.

It’s also fantastic for strap-on sex. To be clear, Eva is not the toy you use with the harness. You put the dildo you want to use, but the partner topping with the harness wears Eva as well. And that’s super awesome for pegging or girl on girl strap-on sex, because unless one is using a double ended dildo (like Fun Factory Share), the top usually doesn’t get to feel much or anything at all (besides clearly the joy of bringing pleasure to someone). I am actually really proud of myself for remembering to use it while topping a girl this weekend. It works great with a harness like the Joque by Spareparts, which has a little pocket and holds Eva in place even better. Any other panties-like harnesses, such as Bella or the Tomboi would do the job equally well.

Eva by Dame ProductsAnd let’s not underestimate it as a great toy for masturbation. I discovered several ways in which Eva gets the job done. One is if I use my hands to press it and wiggle it a little bit, for those who like pressing a vibrator against their clitoris. A hands-free way is humping a pillow or the edge of the mattress. The latter is particularly pleasant when I was wearing Kegel balls as well, or a vibrating egg. A hands-free orgasm was absolutely possible and actually easy to achieve. Eva is also of great help if you want to use fewer hands. For instance, you like clitoral stimulation alongside thrusting with a vaginal vibrator or a dildo. For once I don’t have to use both hands! Eva stays put and you can alternate your hands for using the insertable. That’s a godsend to me, because my hands and arms get tired easily and I tend to prefer longer solo sessions.

The other way I completely adore using Eva is wearing it in my panties, walking around, doing chores, cooking dinner, or doing my Kegels meanwhile. That usually gets me really hot and “ready” for intercourse. On those days when time is really limited (life, job, kids, the dishes, you know) and I just want to jump in bed and have a quickie, but at the same time, I want to be sufficiently aroused before going at it.

Experiences

DSCN9926 - Copy.JPGAs Dame Products recommends, it’s better to try out and experiment with Eva a couple of times alone before introducing it to a partner. When you do, one thing you need to keep in mind is lubrication. In order to stay in, Eva needs your labia to be dry, because friction actually keeps it in place. So you need to be careful with the lube. Either put it inside of your vagina with a lube shooter, use your fingers to get the lube inside, or just lube up the cock or the dildo, instead of placing the lube on your vulva and around your vaginal opening.

Try out different positions. I feel that the positions that worked the best for me were ones in which I had a really close body contact with my partner and our bodies were pressed against each other the most, because that gave Eva most support. In face to face positions the thrusts were rubbing and wiggling it; it felt really good. Same thing applies for strap-on sex. I actually came roughly at the same time the girl I was topping did: the faster I was thrusting, the more Eva was rubbing on my clit. I couldn’t have wished for more.

Things to consider

Eva is a bit loud on the highest setting, to the extent that it can be distracting. Try listening to some music. Overall having a sexy time playlist is always a good idea, but if it can noise out the sounds from the vibrator, that’s even better. Eva can also slip out if lube leaks out of your vagina, or if you’re having a really passionate session with very aggressive and fast thrusting. One tip to always keep it in place is a pair of hot crotchless panties.

Last words

Eva is easily my favorite couples’ toy at this point. Especially at the price-point of $105, which is roughly half the price of the We-Vibe 4 Plus or Sync. It has everything I expect from a toy these days: rechargeable, body-safe, washable. It’s so far #1 in my chart of travel-friendly toys given its size and weight.

You can purchase Eva from Dame Products with a 1-year warranty and free shipping.

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Eva by Dame Products

Disclaimer: Eva was generously provided to me by Dame Products in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.


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