He's just not that into you.The Tube is an inexpensive Love Glove that will wet your appetite for the world of massagers. It is a great beginner product because it is satisfying but not highly textured. It is not very realistic, but it should be enough to let you know if massagers are "your thing."
porous, not realistic, difficult to clean
The Tube is an inexpensive "Love Glove" Masturbator made from soft UR3 material. This toy is meant to be slipped on an erect penis to provide stimulation when squeezed, stroked, or left still. This toy is 5 1/2 inches long but it will accommodate most men because it can be squished downward or stretched a little bit to give it length. This toy is a great idea if you are uncertain whether you or your partner would enjoy such a product.
The UR3 is a highly porous and soft material. UR3 stands for Ultra Realistic 3.0 and it is made from a mixture of PVC and silicone. It is very flexible and very soft. When squeezed tightly, you can come close to touching the other side of your hand. This material should be cleaned before and after each use, ESPECIALLY before the first use. Dirt and bacteria can hide in this porous material so wearing a condom during use is recommended. The texture on the inside is great for beginners because it is subtle and not overstimulating. The smell and taste of this toy bothered me, so if you are sensitive to strong odors, be aware. It has a slight sweet smell, not offensive like strong rubber or anything, but bothersome to me. The taste was the same as the smell and it lingered in the back of my throat for a while. The Tube is sticky, so fur and fuzz will stick to the surface. The inside sticks together for a second when squeezed as well. The Tube is also very smooth on the outside, making gripping this product difficult for a lubed hand.
The Tube is shaped, well, like a tube. The material is stretchy so a variety of sizes should find the size suitable. Preference will also play a part in the overall satisfaction of the product. The size is ideal for the "average user." The Tube can easily be stuffed in a sock drawer or a night stand and is small enough for travel. The "discreet factor" is relative; if someone knows this type of product, they will easily discover its use, whereas someone who is clueless may not realize what it is.
Purchasing this toy as a female to use on her male partner, they are different opinions. I purchased The Tube with the intentions of using it on my partner to enhance oral and for use during foreplay. Neither of us have used a masturbator before so when I tried to surprise him with it I was a bit clumsy. I found it slightly awkward to insert the penis, but I may have just been timid. Once it was in, I tried varying strokes and pressure, and squished The Tube downward and sucked on his head. I didn't feel like it was "working." I did get him off using The Tube with a mixture of stroking and sucking. His opinion of it was that it did not feel like a vagina, and it felt good "sometimes." In my opinion, that means it was a bit of a failure for him.
The Tube should be cleaned before and after each use and is recommended to use with a condom. Water-based lubricant should be the only lube used with this toy. It should also be stored individually, separate from other toys and not touching anything. It should be stored in a cool, dark place, inside of a sock or a zip lock bag. It can also be dusted with cornstarch to prevent stickiness. Be certain that The Tube is completely dry before storing.
I want to stress the cleaning of toys before using them. I will not say that it was the toy, but after having this toy in my mouth I caught a very nasty virus which could have come from anything. I have a bad habit of rushing in to using my new toys, but since this incident I will always clean them. It's a safe practice that could protect your health. I wonder if it could have been the porous UR3 that may have harbored some bacteria or a virus that I picked up. Almost instantly, that day, I was getting a sore throat and an achy head. Even so, I would recommend this product to anyone curious about masturbators but would prefer to try an inexpensive one before splurging. If purchasing this type of product for a partner, an inexpensive option is recommended in case it's just not his thing. If purchasing for yourself, keep in mind that this product is not the most realistic, but it could be enough to wet your appetite for more.
Follow-up commentary 6 days after original review
With all honesty, I threw this thing away after I began feeling better. It's very hard for me to throw things away, but with my boyfriend's support, I did and never looked back. He said he wouldn't want to use it again and I was hesitant about putting my mouth near it again. My only recommendation about this toy (and any others) is that if you're purchasing for someone else, be sure he's interested. Some men are just not into the "fake stuff." Also, wash before use.
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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