Anal joy stick - vibrating probe by Doc Johnson - review by Darling Jen

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For anyone with experience in anal play or even basic vibrators, this toy probably isn't worth it. But if you're new to sex toys and exploring options or new to just anal play and wondering if that's something you're willing to invest money in, try out this toy as your "test subject". It's a 3-in-1 toy probe, anal vibrator, and standard vibe and very affordable. But it'll only be a temporary step if you end up in love with using toys.
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Pros:
Affordable, 3 Different "Uses" in One, Smooth Probe with No Seam
Cons:
Very Smelly, Porous Material, Not Waterproof, Loud
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review
This story starts out with me waiting nervously for my first “anal-intended” toy at the mailbox. When the package arrived, I expected a handheld vibrator with a soft, pink extension meant to tickle and stimulate my “backdoor”. What I got was a huge, and I mean HUGE, vibrator/pink rubber dildo attachment combo. To be blunt, it wasn't what I expected at all.

For those who don't plan to watch the video, let me try to describe it to you. It's an ABS plastic vibrator with strange ribbing texture on the shaft but a smooth and slightly curved tip. Sitting barely secured atop the vibrator is a pink “sil-a-gel”, rigid rubber dildo attachment. The whole monstrous thing put together is 11.5 inches long. The plastic vibrator is 7.25 inches long and 4 inches in circumference. And the anal dildo attachment is a total 7.5 inches long, 4.5 inches insertable, and 2.25 inches in circumference. So let me break down the details by its parts.

The Dildo

Perhaps it's better to call this attachment a probe rather than a dildo. Either way, it's not how it appears in the pictures online. I expected this “rubber” part to have a certain soft, squishy-ness to it. But, it doesn't. It's actually very rigid with a slick coating of, what I'm guessing is, the “sil-a-gel” material that's advertised on the packaging. According to the packaging it's latex-free, cadium-free, and has anti-bacterial properties. But don't bet on your life that it's non-porous. So once this toy meets an anus, no amount of washing will sterilize it to be used vaginally or orally. So if you plan on sharing, please wrap it up.

One thing I'm pleased to say about this attachment is that there is no detectable seam anywhere on it. Nothing will scratch your sensitive bottom during play. But of course there's one downside: this thing smells. Washing it with mild soap takes care of any butt smell after use but this pink slippery thing comes complete with its own unique almost-rubber smell. I suppose it's a “sil-a-gel-smell”.

The entire thing is hollow, which lightens its weight considerably. But it also aids in sending the vibrations from the vibrator base down the shaft of the attachment. But the vibrations are definitely stronger closer to the vibrator and get progressively weaker to the tip of the probe. If the cup of the attachment were shaped to perfectly sit atop the vibrator, it'd be stronger.

But the main way I used this toy was to remove it from the vibrator it was attached to and hold onto the base. With plenty of my favorite water-basedlubricant, it was actually pretty enjoyable. I'll keep this part of the toy around for a while until the smell annoys me enough to upgrade. And unless you're flexible or have a partner helping you, it could be difficult to use the vibrator attached the dildo on yourself. It's just so huge and inflexible! It's like holding a ruler during sex. (No, really, it is. Remember it's a foot long.)

The Vibrator

Just for you people at EF, I used the vibrator. But just so you know, I wasn't too keen on it. I think how monstrous the whole kit and caboodle looked together just scared me off. Plus it's my first toy that takes gigantic C batteries. Which, by the way, are hard to lie about the purpose of why you're buying them because even power tools are rechargeable these days. What else in the world is powered by C batteries other than sex toys? Only one I could think of was Maglite flashlights and I can see me looking like I'm just stocking up for nuclear winter with how many “flashlight” batteries I would seem to go through if I kept replacing them.

Despite using two C batteries, the intensity of the vibrator was rather… anti-climatic. Maybe it's my naivety but I thought these big batteries would give power to rival a small wand, or at least match a rechargeable toy. But nothing of the kind. Don't get me wrong, this thing definitely vibrates more than, say, a bullet that tends to come with a dildo. I just expected it to be more.

The functions for controlling the vibration level is a turn dial at the bottom of the vibrator that allows you to gradually increase or decrease the power. What's odd about the construction of this vibrator to me is that at the lowest possible setting before turning it off, you can hear the motor rattling inside the toy. No, not in a good “I like rumbly vibrations” way. I foresee this motor not living a very long life. Not that I see myself using it much anyway. So no loss, I guess.
Experience
Also, this toy isn't discreet in sound level. It's not anywhere as loud as a wand when in the lower settings. But at high, if you use it externally, the noise is about corded wand-decibel level. It muffles slightly when inserted in the body though.

Now the tip of the vibrator is gentled pointed as if to be a G-spot intended toy. But the curve is very minimal (and short) and the tip is very small so if you rely on G-spot pressure, it probably won't work great for you. But if you insert the vibrator more than 2.5 inches where the ribbing starts, you can definitely feel the texture. In my opinion, the texture should have continued further to the tip of the vibrator in a gradually smoother pattern. That way it would still be smooth to insert but you wouldn't have to wait until after the 2.5 inches to get any texture.

Since this part is ABS plastic, care is simple. Mild soap and water work just fine but you could also use any special bought toy cleaner or wipes as well. Just make sure that if you're cleaning it in a sink, you take precautions not to get water anywhere near the battery compartment. There is no O-ring at all protecting the inside from water damage and it's actually built pretty flimsy inside with an exposed wire running straight up the side to the edge of the compartment.

Lastly, if you decide to use the vibrator portion of the toy anally, use plenty of lube (any is fine) and hold on to it tightly. There is no flared base whatsoever so it can, and will, get pulled into the anal canal. Consider yourself warned.

The Packaging

As for the packaging, it was extremely minimal. There are no included care instructions or company information or any of the things we toy connoisseurs have come to expect. This is a basic minimum toy with equitable packaging. But then, for the price of this toy you're essentially getting three toys in one. A standard vibrator, anal probe, and anal vibrator combo. So in the respects of price and what you get, this could be considered a beginner's toy. You decide which of the three appeals to you, throw away any unnecessary parts you don't like, and you've not really wasted any money at all.

But I will say that this toy, while easy on your wallet, won't do your body justice as far as pleasure goes. This is a great step in the journey to learning about and loving sex toys, but it's a temporary step. So check this one out if you're curious and something of a newbie. And if you end up loving any of the three available uses of this toy, check out more options on EF made of other materials with more features for your next purchase because it will be worth it!
Follow-up commentary
I gave this thing the best opportunity I could to impress me. But between the heavy batteries, the stench, noise level, and porous material I just couldn't love it. In fact, it's sitting at the bottom of some trash pile somewhere. If it was a nonporous material that could be sterilized, I would have given it away to an appreciative kinkster but as it was, there was no way to share this thing safely. I'm definitely moving on to greener pastures now, but this toy was an important step in learning to appreciate more costly toys.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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My Anal joy stick tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Everyone
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • On a bed only
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Clitoral
    • Vaginal
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Comments
  • Airen Wolf
    Ugh that awful rubber smell....
  • Darling Jen
    I think it would have been up one more star level for me if it just stopped smelling so damn much.
  • Alicia
    I think this is probably similar to the anal probe I had that was sil-a-gel, I ended up having to throw it out...I couldn't get past the smell!
  • Darling Jen
    Exactly! I couldn't understand that something that felt slick and lamenated was smelling to high heaven.
  • Alegria
    The smell your describing gives me bad migraines. UGH. Great review!
  • ToyingCouple
    This was our very first anal toy over 20 years ago.... surprised they still make these! Great review!
  • Darling Jen
    I'm surprised that a toy this old is still around too!
  • P'Gell
    Ooo-ooo that smell, can you smell that smell? (Lynyrd Skynyrd) I almost used this song for the music for my SilaGel butt plug video....but I didn't. Artificial Strawberry and Shower Curtain. UG.

    You could try putting a condom over it, but it's a long toy, maybe just the probe part?

    I haven't seen one of those old fashioned hard plastic ribbed vibrators in years. My Hippy cousins had them when I was a kid, and we all used to go up to my Grandma's Summer House together. When I was about 14 I found one behind the sofa bed while cleaning, and I had to explain to one of my younger cousins and my Mother what it was! My cousins and I were busting a gu laughing and my Mother was disgusted "Don't touch it!"LOL! You used to be able to buy them at places like Spencers. One of these was actually the first sex toy I ever saw.....many many years ago. (Hint: nobody laughed at Mullets, because they were cool back then!

    Good video, Jen. Sorry the toy didn't work out for you. There are a lot better anal toys out there.
  • LavenderSkies
    Thanks for the review!
  • A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
    Thanks for the review!
  • sillyfishy
    Great review!
  • Eucaly
    Great review, thanks!
  • 7Miles
    Thanks for writing this review!
  • Lavender420
    Thanks!!
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