May 102014
 

Jopen Ego e5I get a lot of sex toys to review, so recently I nudged my husband to find something he’d like. It’s been a long time since he’s had something he loved for a prostate massager, so after some poking around at Shevibe he picked out the Jopen Ego e5. The Jopen Ego line is specifically aimed at penis and prostate toys; most of the line, in fact, is comprised of cock rings. They have four cock rings, all of them looking like some giant plastic kiddie costume jewelry ring you’d get in a toy vending machine for a quarter. Then there’s the Ego e4, which looks like your average prostate massager – aiming to hit the prostate two-fold, from inside and out. But the Ego e5 intrigued him. It looks very much like your average g-spot vibrator. In fact, I can see strong resemblances to the Envy Five, except that the Envy Five doesn’t have an anal-safety base.

Usually it’s true that what’s good for the g-spot is good for the prostate – something curved or angled, or just big and fat. And while one aspect of the Jopen Ego e5 is good – the motor is located at the end – it has a lot of small issues that don’t add up to a win for him.

The Good

The vibrations are quite nice – much more rumbly than buzzy, and pretty powerful in fact. I wouldn’t call it the most powerful motor I’ve felt, but it’s certainly no weakling. The silicone is nice – no texture, not a lot of drag, but not super silky, either. It doesn’t attract lint and fur easily. And the overall shape is great to be used externally – much enjoyment was had when I pressed the length of it against him during a blowjob. We positioned the vibrating tip to press against the anus, and he received pressure and vibrations against the perineum, balls and base of his cock.  And as I mentioned above, it’s also good that the motor is located in the tip.

Jopen Ego e5The Bad

While the vibrations are rumbly and powerful, apparently straight vibrations are not something his prostate enjoys. It’s overkill, it’s boring, it’s just nothing special. If the Ego e5 had a pulsating function, it would have greatly improved his opinion. And despite the shape of the Ego e5 appearing to be prostate-friendly, he simply couldn’t get it to really hit his prostate. Not to mention the fact that the best position for him during use made the middle “bloop” rest at the sphincter – very uncomfortable indeed. He also kept hitting the button during use and turning it off. The Jopen Ego e5 uses a single button – you click it to turn it on or off, but must press and hold to ramp up in vibrations. Once you’re at the maximum level of vibrations, there’s no way to back down in intensity without turning the vibrator off completely.  There’s also a decent amount of flex in the first “joint”, which he isn’t sure is a good thing. He personally likes a lot of pressure on his prostate, though. Ironically, he’s had better luck with a straight, hard plastic vibe than the Ego e5.

What about the G-Spot?

Honestly I think this vibrator would be better suited for g-spot users. I tried it out before handing it off to him, and while it wasn’t quite powerful enough for my tastes, it should be powerful enough for most. And, this would give us g-spot people another damn color choice besides the pinky-purple that Jopen seems to think we want. The gender binary and stereotypes are strong with this company. The entire Ego line only comes in royal blue, while most other Jopen lines only come in “femme” colors.

Should you get it? Jopen Ego e5

At the end of the day, unless you think this would make a great g-spot vibe, we can’t recommend the Jopen Ego e5 for prostate play. After failing with this style we began to think that the e4 would suit him better, but then we read Incendiaire’s review and found out this baffling bit: on the e4 the motor is located in the external arm. What the fuck? Why? Regardless, the Ego prostate massagers just don’t seem to be worth the price tag. I honestly don’t see him ever using it again for its intended purpose, but we may pull it out for blowjob assistance now and then. Of course, I have an aresenal of other vibes that work just fine for that application.

 

Thanks to Shevibe for hooking us up! I hope to find him something else wonderful for prostate massage in the near future. For now, the list of possibilities includes: the Nexus Gyro Xtreme, the Fun Factory Duke, or the Lux LX3 Plus. Anybody have any experience with those?

 

  • Thanks for sharing! The Hubs and I will be looking for him a prostate massager soon, and I’m glad this showed up in my inbox before we spent money on this line.

  • No, I don’t, I’m sorry. I’ve looked too and you’re right. Have you tried asking your preferred places to shop if they CAN carry it? Chances are they’re just picking and choosing certain things and maybe at random, maybe they see the shape and think it wouldn’t be as popular, who knows. If part of the line is available from a distributor, I would think the whole line is.

  • I see your husband feels the same way about prostate massager vibrations as I do: that they need to have a pulsating function to be worthwhile. It just seems crazy to me to make toys of this price with no more than a single mode.

    From what I know about the Lux LX3 Plus, it has the same issue with bizarre motor placement as the Ego E4.

  • Susi El

    Most of them have all the other toys in the line, except that one. It’s ridiculous. My list of toys I can only find in US-stores (Penetralia, Nobessence, sinclair institute- onyx, half of the Jopen line….) is growing and growing. At least I pay much less for Fun Factory toys, a small comfort :-/

  • Michael M

    I encountered the same issue as your husband with regards to the length of the Ego e5. I couldn’t insert it past the middle bloop. At that point, it became uncomfortable. I ended up getting rid of it.

    I had much more success with the Ego e4 and the Lux LX3 Plus. I guess my prostate is more receptive to any external vibrations as having the motor in the stem doesn’t hamper my enjoyment of either massager. It also doesn’t take much in the way of vibrations for a massager to work on my prostate, so having it slightly muted internally is not an issue. Seems like many men are the exact opposite.

    In fact, some prostate massagers are a bit too strong. I like the unique design of the Fun Factory Duke, but the initial steady vibration on their bullet (latest model with red button – five modes) is a bit strong to start out with. I really wish that bullet had an initial setting at 50% of their steady vibration mode.