Big boy vibe - strap-on dildo by Happy Valley - review by Shellz31

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Big boy vibe

Dildo by Happy Valley

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Black Beauty

Can anyone really knock a pure silicone toy? Especially when it has the added bonus of vibrating when need be. I class it as a 'two for the price of one' toy. It features a hollow base which can house the included bullet or use the bullet on its own – win, win! This one is also harness compatible.
Published:
Pros:
Silicone,
Powerful bullet,
Curved shaft,
Harness compatible
Cons:
Lint collector,
Lack of bullet patterns
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

I just couldn't resist the shape of this dildo when I first started looking for a toy that would be suitable for my new harness! I was after something with a larger circumference but am very glad I gave this guy a try. When it first arrived, I was a little disappointed and thought for sure that we weren't going to get along. Why? Because he has a rather firm core which pretty much continues to the surface.


MATERIAL ~ ODOR:

This Happy Valley Big Boy is made in Canada and, as the name suggests, it's produced by the Happy Valley company. It's beautifully crafted from premium silicone, which is non-porous, hypo-allergenic, latex and phthalate free. Earning a body safe rating of 10 means it's one of the best choices for everyone looking for a lifetime toy. This dildo also comes with a plastic bullet. One very important thing to remember with silicone is, never use silicone lubricant on them. Doing so may cause it to become tacky as the lube bonds with the toy. There was no odor at all but the silicone attracts everything possible!


COLORING & TEXTURE:

I went with the solid black Big Boy, which has a smooth matte feel and raised veins along the shaft. The silicone creates quite a bit of drag across the skin, so some may require lube using this one. It has a dense core, with a slight squishy surface. The Big Boy is a firmer toy but does still have some flexibility to it. The included bullet has a slightly rough matte surface, but still features a silver mirror finish. This dildo also comes in a silver which features a striking color pattern.


CONTROLS & SHAPE :

The bullet is your standard wireless type which has a small button on one end. Being that there's one vibration level, it's quick to turn off if needed in a hurry.
The dildo side of this combo is a realistic penis shape with an upwards curve, but without the balls. Instead, it has a flared base, which makes it fully harness compatible. Inside the base is a 2 ¾” tunnel with a raised surface to ensure the bullet will stay in place while in use. The head flares out slightly from the veined shaft , but doesn't mushroom like some realistic toys do. On the tip of the head is a rather large grooved out meatus – not realistic in the slightest.
The Big Boy measures 6 ½” in total length with 6” of that being insertable and a circumference of 5”. The bullet is all of 2” long and just over 2” in circumference. Including the bullet (with batteries), this dildo weighs in at 9.4oz.


NOISE & POWER:

The bullet requires 3 LR44 watch batteries and is rather noisy for my liking. I live with others so quiet toys for privacy is a must. If someone was deliberately standing at the bedroom door trying to listen, I'm sure they would hear a faint buzzing sound. I like to turn the tv on so I feel more relaxed in knowing no one will hear anything going on. This probably isn't the toy for you if you live in a dorm type situation, unless you swap the bullet.


CLEANING & PACKAGING:

Being silicone with no attached motor, the dildo can be sterilized by boiling for 10minutes, placed in a dish washer (top rack, soap free) or even wiped over with a 10% bleach solution. Otherwise, simply wash with anti-bacterial soap and warm water. I often use wipes to remove any lint before play. The bullet features a black ring where the battery cap screws in place. This makes it totally waterproof and easily cleaned with anti-bacterial soap or wipes.
The Big Boy arrived in a very simple clear plastic bag with a strip of cardboard stapled to the top. It's very simple and cheap, but does the job. On the back of this cardboard piece is very basic details.
The bag could be kept to house the dildo so that it's not up against other toys and protect from lint.


USE:

This versatile dildo is great for girls, guys, heterosexual, bisexual, same sex relationships and solo fun. Use it vaginally or anally with or without a harness. I have inserted the Big Boy into my Latigo Leather Harness using a 1.75” rubber ring, which holds it in place beautifully. Please remember to use a condom if you plan on using this one vaginally after anal play in the same session. Same with if you're allowing someone you're not fluid bonded with to use it and intend to use yourself before sterilizing. Being on the larger side, I wouldn't recommend this one for beginners.
Experience
EXPERIENCE:

When I first grabbed the dildo out of the box, I was surprised at how firm it was. I'm not sure what I was really expecting – perhaps cause I'm so use to the softness of cyberskin. But after the first usage – I was in love with my Big Boy! I like the fact that this dildo comes with a bullet that I can use in the toy or directly on my clitoris while the toy is inserted.

The bullet isn't of high quality – it's cheap but it gets the job done for me. It does have potential to make one's fingers numb, depending on how long you use it alone. I found it very easy to get the bullet out of the base without using lube to insert it. By placing one finger on the end and wiggling it around will help in dislodging. I have personally swapped this bullet for another that looks very much the same – only shiny smooth and a slightly smaller circumference. That means it's tricky to get out but gives me 7 patterns in all to play with. Midway down the shaft can be squeezed for added help in getting the bullet out.

I've given the Big Boy a rating of 5 stars.
Follow-up commentary
Big boy is still one of the main regularly used dildos in my collection.
I never bother with the bullet as I found it more of a pain. It only has one speed and the fact that it sits in the handle area, I tended to focus more on the vibration in my hand than any down the shaft.

I tried another similar sized bullet which has many different speeds and patterns. If using it with vibrations, I prefer to use the multi-speed bullet. Only problem is, it's not quite as girthy or long as the one that comes with the dildo. So it sits in the base deeper, making it a real job to get it out and you have to cycle through all the patterns to turn it off.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • ToyGurl
    ToyGurl  
    This one is soooo pretty. I just love that it's black for some reason! Nice review!
  • ToyGurl
    ToyGurl  
    Very thorough by the way!
  • Miss Voluptuous
    Miss Voluptuous  
    Ooh I do like the nice curve on this one. And hearing that the silicone is quite hard make me interested! I like this company quite a bit. Thanks for the lovely review
  • Shellz31
    Shellz31  
    Thanks
    It does have a beautiful curve which I have almost become dependent on. Sometimes I find it too firm for me, but other times it's perfect.
  • SiNn
    SiNn  
    nice review!
  • Ash1141
    Ash1141  
    Great review
  • Shellz31
    Shellz31  
    Thanks both
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    cocomo  
    nice review !
  • Shellz31
    Shellz31  
    Thanks
  • Tbanda
    Tbanda  
    Thank you!
  • richsam
    richsam  
    thanks for the review
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    BlooJay  
    Awesome review! Thx!
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    Bullfroggy and Rose  
    thanks for the review
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    MK434  
    Great review!
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    KrissyNovacaine  
    Thanks for the review!
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    roskat  
    Thank you!
  • DTV88
    DTV88  
    good review
  • Mr. E
    Mr. E  
    Love the curve on this. Great review.
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