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Doxy-SkittleWe’re so accustomed to being told what/who a sex toy is for that when a company makes an oddly-shaped vibrator for any gender….sometimes we kinda hold it in our hands and go “Okay, yeah, but….how do I USE this thing?”. With the Doxy Skittle there’s really no one right or wrong way and for that reason it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, there are a few factors that may make this a “no” for quite a number of people. But if you, like me, have a deep love affair with strong, rumbling, earth-shaking vibrations? Well, let me tell you about the Doxy Skittle.

Ok, But…How Do You Use It??

At first glance you’d think “oh, it’s a dual stimulator1” and yeah but nah (not for me). The only part that really vibrates is the pin. The external nub gets a fraction of the vibrations, a small fraction, and so it really serves more as a flare to allow you to use this toy anally if you wish.  The problem, for me, with using it internally is that the pin is fairly short (2.5″ long, 1.25″ wide). My g-spot is very shallow but this didn’t reach it. It DID provide EXCELLENT vibrations to my internal clitoris and it sang from across the alley to my g-spot but this wasn’t how I would fall for the Skittle.

I love using it externally. The problem is that it’s kinda big and kinda bulky and kinda weird; I don’t expect something that isn’t a wand to be tethered to the wall. I can’t really use the Doxy Skittle very well in my preferred position – sitting in my desk chair. The Skittle works best for me if I’m laying down and I bring my feet and knees closer to my body so that my thighs can be the support bridge for the Skittle. This keeps it in place nicely so that I don’t have to hold it 2. If I were thin and limber this position would allow me to reach behind my thighs to do dildo action…but I’m not. I kinda think that a dildo and the Skittle could actually work out well in a Liberator Pulse, but I can’t say for sure.  Maybe you’d just need a different Liberator Shape to hold the dildo for you. Yes, it seems like more work than some are willing to go through just to use a vibrator but for me, these vibrations are worth it. And I am sure there are other ways to hold it that would leave room for dildo’ing, but not for me. I have to position it this way, and I love to use it despite it’s oddities and limitations because hey, it feels good.  And yes, you’re seeing correctly, the control buttons are not on the vibrator itself. It’s a handpack, which transports me back to 2009. This handpack control thing might be a deal breaker for some because depending on how you use it you may need a hand for the Skittle, a hand for the controller and a hand for the….wait, no, you’re out of hands. We’re back to having something else hold the dildo for you, if that’s an ingredient you’re adding to the recipe. But for me, for the way I prefer to use the Skittle, this remote handpack deal works pretty damn well since I’m not holding the Skittle itself.

Oh, The Vibrations…

Doxy Skittle has the type of vibrations I love. I mean, I pretty much swooned over them in my video.

Are they the strongest on the planet? No – but they’re pretty strong. Are they strong enough for me? Yes. For me this is one of few vibrators (the Tango is another) that I use on lower speeds at first just because I don’t want to come too soon and I want to enjoy the feeling of the vibrations for longer. Like eating your dessert ever so slowly to stretch out the pleasure of the exquisite taste3, I need to stretch out the sensations of the Doxy Skittle.  It took me awhile to try and compare the vibrations of the Skittle to something else because they’re really not like most other vibrators. And on high it’s a LOT like using the spot attachment on the Wahl, but more gentle (because the Skittle is silicone and the Wahl attachments are….I don’t even know…hard something). It can be really intense directly on your clitoris, but also really nice laid out lengthwise between the labia. The shape isn’t perfect for a penis, in our opinion there are better options for a vibrator for the penis, but this could be awesome for someone with a smaller penis or larger clitoris. I still think that something like the Pulse for average-to-above-average penises is better than the Skittle, or even a wand like Mystic Wand.

The Mystic Wand on high is about the same power level as the Doxy Skittle on medium, but the Doxy Skittle is a lot more rumbling, by far. As I said the sensations are best compared to the Wahl on high which is more like jackhammering than vibrating. I would actually say that the Doxy Skittle on high seems to be just about as powerful as the Doxy Die Cast on high but again…it’s more concentrated with the Skittle and way more thuddy/rumbly. The Die Cast (and therefore Magic Wand and Regular Doxy) might seem more intense because of the surface area, since their heads are so broad. I tried to compare the Doxy Skittle to the Tango and I couldn’t really compare it. Like, my beloved Tango suddenly feels …. weak, almost4. Yet still for me the Tango is preferable. It’s the Mama Bear to my Goldielocks. It’s neither too weak nor too powerful. 99% of the time I do not have any trouble coming within minutes with the Tango if I want. I would say my success rate of “minutes” with the Doxy Skittle is more like 85% and I suspect that it’s simply because I really do need the pinpoint accuracy of the Tango to hone in on that tiny little spot on the right side of my tiny little clitoral shaft.  How does it compare to the L’amourose Rosa? Well, I really dig Rosa Rouge’s heating aspect for external play so it gets a leg up there, even though the Skittle is way more thuddy/rumbly and feels stronger. And I find that Rosa is easier for me to hold vs the Doxy Skittle. Doxy Skittle will rattle your damn bones if you tried to grip it at the base; which is why I try to find ways to use it where I don’t have to hold it.  My Lelo Smart Wand Large holds a special place because it is so much more rumbly than any other wand vibrator and I’d found that when I combined it with an attachment like the Vixen Gee Whizzard it concentrated the rumbly vibrations and made it lovely for internal OR external play. It reminds me of the Doxy Skittle in that way. I didn’t put the attachment on for the video, and I probably should have. Although, yes, the Skittle is more thuddy. What about a smaller “wand” like the Palm Power? Skittle wins. I hate that Palm Power, though.

I didn’t use this anally, and we won’t be trying that out here. I had my husband look it over and tell me if he thought that this would reach his prostate and he doesn’t think it will. But for someone with or without a prostate who really enjoys vibrations in the first few inches of their rectum (which is where so many nerve endings are), this would be amazing.

All in all, I think the Doxy Skittle a fucking wonderful vibrator with sensations you don’t often find. The price is really great (I consider anything under $100 to be great these days because we can’t have the moon). The Doxy Customer Service is awesome. It’s not perfect, it’s not going to be the vibrator for everyone, but it’s a worthy contender. The Skittle might end up being one of those vibrators where everyone you know who owns it and uses it, uses it differently.

 

Thanks to SheVibe for sending me this! You can get it from them for $89.99, free US shipping!

  1. And SheVibe even has it in the dual stim category
  2. but it does preclude any dildo action – this would be one of those times where a lovely, full vaginal plug would work best to provide pressure via fullness to my g-spot without the need for any manipulation by me. In short, the lazy masturbation set-up
  3. Because you’re on a fecking diet and sadly can no longer eat half the cake of 6 cupcakes
  4. Ok no, not really but it’s being eclipsed in power!
Aug 152009
 

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UPDATE:  I’ve just noticed that this post is being linked to and I wanted to point out that this review is VERY old. If I’d known in advance, I would have had more time to update this review (like I plan to do with many other old reviews). For more Magic Wand and other wand attachments, check them out here. If you have any questions, please email me or hit me up on the chat/message button below and I will help you out! I answer all emails!

 

Sex toy manufacturers have come to realize that electric massagers like the Hitachi are here to stay – so they’d better get their piece of that pie. These types of vibrators aren’t always meant to be used as a sex toy, so additions are needed to better achieve that naughty purpose. There are a good number of these out there, most of them are Hitachi attachments because it is recognized as the most popular of the electric massagers.

Since the heads are different on all of these massagers, what works on one won’t necessarily work on the other. In the charts that I did up for both the plug-in style and the rechargeable style, you can see the size differences as well as notations on which ones have attachments made for (or that will fit) them and about how many.

In this post I’m going to discuss the ones that EdenFantasys carries (which is a good number of them). There are other attachments and sleeves on the market and there are a number that are NOT silicone. Why bother with these things if it’s not a safe material? Anyways, I’ll touch on the basics of ones I haven’t tried and give detailed information on the ones I do own. I had done up a video showing me putting these on the various massagers, turning them on with the attachment on, but editing the video to flow better and figuring out I needed to re-shoot a couple of things made me just give up on it. In fact the video part is what delayed this post by a week. So, screw it. You get photos for now and my expert opinion ;)

 

The Pleasure Dome by Downunder Toys

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EdenFantasys calls the color “purple”; it appears pink in their photos and in daylight it appears to be a pinkish-lilac hue. With sparkles embedded. If you hate anything sparkly and pinkish, then you might hate this on principle alone (I can think of at least 2 other reviewers who qualify there, hehe). Downunder Toys does make this in other colors that rock; however, EF only carries the one. At the time of this writing I am inquiring why they only offer one color and if/when they plan to update their offerings. I’ll update this post when I find out.

Anyways. It’s pure silicone which means its easy to clean. From the photos you can see that its covered in large nubs – these are soft and unlike the G-pod, not painful under high-powered vibration. You can also turn this sleeve inside out to experience the smooth side. It’s a bit stretchy, it can be rolled over the Hitachi head sort of like a condom or just stretched out wider a bit (careful!) so therefore it’s pretty simple to get this on. You will experience a little dampening of the intensity of the Hitachi by using this attachment. Most importantly though is that it offers a simple and easy cleaning option for your Hitachi whether you share it or not. If you tend to share you can get more than one sleeve for easier and faster swapping.

This sleeve was intended to be used on the Hitachi but will fit the Acuvibe original and the Ideal.

UPDATE: This topper is no longer in production, as far as I know.

Off With Their Head Hitachi Cap by Vixen Creations

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Unlike the Pleasure Dome, this isn’t a sleeve or an addition – it’s a replacement. I bet you didn’t know that you can remove the white head of the Hitachi! You can indeed – but boy it isn’t as easy as the directions included with the cap claim it is! I struggled with it for a good 5 minutes until I finally ignored their method and used my own. To get the Off With Their Head cap on, and the Hitachi head off, you need to start prying up the edges of the Hitach head until the edges of the head cover are up above the lip. It’s hard to explain, so just view these photos below to give you a better idea of how to remove the Hitachi head.

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The cap is then much easier to get off and on. However, it’s made of that slighty-tacky silicone that will attract dust/lint/fur like an MRI magnet (as you can clearly see in the first photo). You must clean it before use because there’s no way to store it to keep it spotless. It’s silicone as well so its easy to disinfect and share. There is two side of this cap – a few ridges on one, and this odd soft pointy thing. It’s supposed to mimic oral sex – a vibrating tongue that no human could compare to. Well once you apply any sort of pressure to your clit with that “tongue”, its no longer a flappy hummingbird tongue – its just another piece of vibrating silicone. The ridges didn’t really do a whole lot for me.

This cap was manufactured for the Hitachi and *only* the Hitachi has a removable head. The Ideal, Acuvibe, Miracle Massager – these are all spring-mounted heads and will NOT come off. I’ve seen reviewers claim it will work on the Ideal, it won’t. Someone said it can be used on the Acuvibe – well sure but I don’t know why you would. It only covers about half of the Acuvibe head because it’s not *meant* for it.

 

G-plus Massager Attachment by Natural Contours

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This attachment is made by the same company that makes the Ideal. This was made specifically for the Ideal. Hell even the color of the attachment is identical to the head of the Ideal.  It fits on the Hitachi but it must not be a perfect match because it makes the Hitachi louder. It does *not* work with the Acuvibe or Miracle Massager because their heads are a little too skinny for it. When I put the G-plus Attachment on the Acuvibe and turned it on, it rattled and spun around.

While the G-plus is Phthalates free / Latex free, it isn’t silicone. It’s TPR rubber. So it can’t be fully disinfected. Because of the shape, you can’t very well put a condom over it, either.

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The G-plus is very flexible. And by flexible I mean kinda floppy. Like a raw hot dog, perhaps. Therefore all this does is provide intense vibration to your G-spot’s general vicinity- there’s no way to apply pressure because it’s so floppy. And that, my friends, doesn’t make my g-spot happy. Also, using this on the Ideal does nothing to dampen its loud rattle. The insertable portion of this is also fairly slender – about 1″.

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I’ve reviewed this here already, and I hated it. The design appears to be on the right track, but all in all those tiny little raised nubs were murder on my sensitive bits. EdenFantasys still lists it on their site but I heard months ago that it was discontinued. Rightfully so, because it’s not at all good.

Miracle Massager Accessory by California Exotic Novelties

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I reviewed this here as well, long ago before I owned a Hitachi. While it did add something positive to my Miracle Massager experience, it still has two flaws. Number one is again, these damn tiny nubs. They’re soft, don’t get me wrong. But at the vibration levels of even just the Miracle Massager, it begins to irritate and make your sensitive parts itchy because of the sensation. The other flaw is that it’s made of PVC – can’t be sterilized, can’t be shared……oh and it melts if you use it on the Hitachi for longer than 10 minutes. It’s a VERY tight fit onto the Hitachi head but I had made it work – only to find that it melted just a bit inside.

A design flaw of this attachment is that, like a number of attachments, the g-spot bit sticks straight up from the head/body. Meaning, using this solo isn’t the best angle. It’s best if someone else holds it for you. And while sextoy playtime as a couple is very hot, it’s a flaw if you are using this alone. Unless you’ve got arms like Gumby. I don’t.

UPDATE: I do NOT recommend this attachment at all due to the material, nor do I recommend the Miracle Massager, if it’s even still in production.

 

 

Jollies Attachments – Straight and Gonzo, er I mean Curved.

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These are in the line of Hitachi attachments that are single-purpose: To turn Hitachi from a clitoral stimulator to an insertable stimulator. The curved version is for g-spot stimulation, and the straight one is well….I guess if you like straight dildos that vibrate?

From what I can gather from others that reviewed these, they’re flexible but firmer than the G-spot for Ideal. Once inserted, they can be manuevered so that the cap presses against your clit while the insertable portion is well, inserted. That statement however likely depends on the way your cunt is built. For me, this wouldn’t work. These are available in a few others colors than what I have shown here.

These are, of course, silicone. I would hazard a guess here that these would fit the Ideal quite well, and the Acuvibe moderately well. No-go on the MM or MMM.

Gee Whiz and Gee Whizzard by Vixen Creations

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Vixen does pretty oh so well. These are awesome marbled-dyed silicone attachments in blue and green. Again, Vixen manufactured these specifically to fit the Hitachi. It might work on the Ideal and Acuvibe, or it might be a tiny bit loose – I can’t tell because I don’t own one and I don’t know if they need to stretch out over the Hitachi head or if they slide on easily. Very hygienic, sterillizable and sharable.

The Gee Whiz (the blue one shown above) is about on the average side at 1 3/8″. It’s smooth with no special textures or ridges – just a g-spot curve.

The Gee Whizzard (the teal version) seems to be the better choice between the two. Fun bumps/ridges on the opposite side of the cap, and a bumpy/ridgey texture to the insertable part. It’s more slender at 1″, according to the specs on EF’s site, but in photos it appears to be the same width as the Gee Whiz. There are more glowing reviews of the Gee Whizzard than the Whiz and no complaints that it is ill-fitting like the Gee Whiz.

UPDATE: I do own these, and love them. They work even better with the Lelo Smart Wand Large than they do with the Hitachi.

 

My recommendations

If you’re looking for an insertable attachment, I’d suggest the Gee Whizard.

Unfortunately I can’t recommend any dual stimulation attachments, because I just haven’t found one that is decent.

I welcome comments from other reviewers on this if you have constructive opinions on any of these that you have used, or if you recommend one I didn’t mention.

 

Jul 312009
 

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There’s one big thing to be said for the “electric massager” style vibrators. Actually, two big things.

1. They don’t take batteries

2. They’re inconspicuous, because their original purpose is as a muscle massager

 

But which one should you try? I’ve reviewed a bunch, the most common ones. In these two reviews I’m going to do my best to compare them to each other to help you pick the best one and the right one for you.

In the plug-in style corner we’ve got the Hitachi Magic Wand; the Miracle Massager and the My Miracle Massager (both by CalExotics).
In the rechargeable corner is the Ideal (by Natural Contours); the Acuvibe and the Acuvibe mini.

Should you choose one style over the other? That depends on the environment you’d be using it in and your masturbation style. The plug-in style boasts all power, all the time, always on. However this means you are tethered by a cord and must be near an electrical outlet to use it. The rechargeable style means that you can take it anywhere you please, so long as it’s charged. The downside is that your usage hours will vary depending on how hard you press down on the head, and you could very well find yourself mid-wank with a waning vibrator (been there, done that). The rechargeable is also more expensive. They aren’t lacking on power though. I’d rate that the Acuvibe falls in between the Hitachi and the Miracle Massager. Whereas the MM can’t get me off, the Acuvibe will. My verdict is to start wherever you want but eventually own one of each style.

 

Plug-in style massagers

The Hitachi Magic Wand is the more well-known and more established in this category. It’s a powerhouse and generally long-lasting. Built like a tank and as powerful as one, too. Like most massagers it has two speeds, both are pretty darn powerful. I’ve known women whose clits are sensitive enough that they can’t tolerate the Hitchi. If you’ve had a number of fairly decent vibrators that you feel are just not strong enough for you, then I’d recommend the Hitachi. The Miracle Massagers, both of them, are not as powerful as Hitachi. However, they’re more cheaply made (they are CalExotic) and I couldn’t see either outlasting the Hitachi.

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The difference between the Miracle Massager and the My Miracle Massager seems to be … not much! MMM is pink and white, and the head has a few “ribs” on it. The MM is black and red with a completely smooth head. I don’t think there’s any other design difference or power differences.


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  Hitachi Magic Wand
Miracle Massager My Miracle Massager
Price at EdenFantasys
$45.99 $35.99 $41.99
Power Strong! 5000-rpm for low, 6000-rpm for high. The power combined with deep penetrative vibrations means that it can do a very good job at transmitting vibrations through other materials like rope, silicone dildos, etc. High is a bit less power than Low on Hitachi. It doesn’t achieve the same deep throbbing feel-it-to-your-core vibrations as the Hitachi. same as MM
Noise Level Can be noisy. Both low pitch and high pitch sounds to it. Not very discreet through thin walls Quieter than the Hitachi because it’s not as powerful. No high pitch whine like the Hitachi. Probably the same as the MM
Head design Textured “leatherette”. Little bit hard to clean (can use condom over head to negate this). Mostly stationary Head. Can be removed. Head will heat up with extended (past 15 minutes) use but not to the point that it will burn you. I don’t find the heat to be a deterrent. 2.5″ diameter head. Smooth PVC. Easy to clean. Spring mounted head. Head does not heat up. Head size is a bit narrower than the Hitachi, base of head even more narrow. 2 1/8″ diameter head (at widest?) Smooth PVC with 4 ridges/ribs. Relatively easy to clean, take care with cleaning ribs. Spring mounted head. Head does not heat up. Less bulbous head design, slightly narrower than MM at 2″ diameter.
Body design Straight body. Weighs about 1.25 lbs. Entire massager is about 12″ long. Smaller, rocker-style switch is in about the middle of the handle. Curved body. Weighs about 1.1 lbs. Entire massager is about 12″ long. Sliding-style switch is lower on the handle, towards the curved end (which is actually a pain in the ass spot) Curved body. Weighs about 1 lb. Entire massager is about 13″ long. Sliding-style switch is lower on the handle, towards the curved end.
Available Attachments 1 head replacement, 1 head cover, at least 4 internal stimulation, 2 dual stimulation 1 made specifically for it which is dual stimulation, some Hitachi attachments can be used on it with varying success. Likely usable on the MMM. 1 made specifically for it which is dual stimulation, some Hitachi attachments can be used on it with varying success. Likely usable on the MM.

None of these massagers are made of a material that is safe for sharing because they cannot be sterilized. If you’re in a sharing situation, be sure to stretch a condom over the massager head. I clean these with Afterglow Toy Wipes. No risk of getting sensitive electrical parts wet, and they’re tough enough to really scrub the original head of the Hitachi.

My pick? The Hitachi. Not just because the Miracle Massager can’t usually get me off – Hitachi has more attachment options, and the attachments can muffle the powerful vibrations sometimes. If discretion in appearance is a must then definitely pick Hitachi. While the MM and MMM don’t immediately scream “I’m a sex toy”, the “California Exotic Novelties” label does. Perhaps your parents / roommate isn’t familiar with the brand, but the “Exotic” part is a giveaway to me (you could conceal this with electrical tape, however). I also feel the Hitachi is more sturdy and longer-lasting. If any of the following applies to you then I would recommend the Miracle Massager:  you think you’re sensitive enough that any use of the Hitachi would be overkill; you want this as a clitoral vibe and don’t give a shit about attachments for internal or dual stimulation.

I’ll be talking about all the attachment options at length in a separate review next week.

Part 2 is up – the rechargeable massagers!

 

This is the same video that is in Part 2 but I wanted it on both posts in case someone comes here from a link or search and only looks at this post.