Functions, meet whimsy

The Pleasurepillar from Doc Johnson's new Wonderland line is certainly unique, and it's got settings out the wazoo. If you're looking for something that's not going to break the bank, but you're looking for something versatile and strong, this may be a great toy to invest in. If you can get over the noise level and the weird settings issues, I highly recommend it.
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Pros:
Powerful, silicone, 10 settings, waterproof, easy to turn off, flexible, very different
Cons:
Loud, weird settings issues
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

The Pleasurepillar is a unique toy that's produced by Doc Johnson. It's part of their new line based on the Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass novels by Lewis Carrol. This line also features several other trademarks of this popular and classic series.

This toy is meant for both internal and external stimulation, and I personally think that it's pretty good for both. Externally, the tip of this is a great size for clitoral stimulation. It's also great to use on other erogenous zones like the nipples.

Internally, this is a really interesting toy that's nice for thrusting. If you have a shallow g-spot this is going to be awesome, and if you are looking for something that's going to be entirely unlike any other toy you own this is certainly going to be it.

You also can insert this toy anally as long as you're careful not to insert it much past the 'neck.' It's got a fairly wide middle that makes it 'anal safe if you're careful and experienced,' and should not be used like a plug.

If you're looking for a toy to introduce into a relationship this would be an okay choice. It's kind of out there, and you might be better off starting with something more standard, but other than that it's versatile and cheap. It's also a fine size that it's not going to make potentially insecure guys nervous, and it's a great shape to use externally during intercourse.

I feel similarly about choosing this as your first toy in general. It's certainly cute and has a lot going for it, but I feel like it might be better to know what you like before you try something this 'out there.' I wouldn't dissuade you from it, though, especially if it's what you have your heart set on.

This toy is just too loud to pass my dorm seal of approval. It's going to be heard in a quiet house through the door and over the shower, though it is waterproof and easy to store. If you don't need to be super discreet this is a good bet, but if you need to keep quiet I'd go with something else.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Gag gift
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The Pleasurepillar is made of light green plastic and silicone. The head and body of the toy is made of silicone, but the 'handle' and casing inside of the silicone sleeve are made of hard plastic. The tip of the toy and 'neck' is entirely silicone and has quite a bit of flex to it.

Silicone is rated a 10 out of 10 on the Eden Safety Scale. It's nonporous and body safe, meaning that bacteria can't live in the material itself and that it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals that could hurt you. Silicone itself can be boiled, but since you can't just boil the silicone part you shouldn't boil this toy.

Plastic is rated an 8 out of 10 on the Eden Safety Scale. It's also nonporous and body safe, and it's much more rigid than silicone. You can not boil plastic, but you can disinfect it by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution. This should be done every time you plan on switching users or orifices to prevent the spread of infection.

If you're interested in textures, the entire Wonderland collection is something you'll enjoy. The Pleasurepillar is the 'rippley' one of the bunch, and when thrusting you can certainly feel the different bumps. Overall, though, this toy is fairly smooth in texture.

You don't really need any lube at all if you plan to use this toy externally because it has almost no drag to it at all, but if you're looking to insert this lube is certainly recommended because of the curve. If you do plan on using lube, you should avoid anything that is silicone based.

Overall, both silicone and plastic are great for both beginners and advanced users. It's smooth, not too much of a lint magnet, and nonporous.

Design / Shape / Size

The Pleasurepillar is certainly the most whimsical and abstract shape of the line, and I think that this certainly fits the character from the novel. He's one of the first 'people' that Alice has one-on-one conversations with in Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. Because he was just described as a caterpillar, there is much room for interpretation of the appearance.

The Pleasurepillar in general is almost 6 inches long in total, but 4 of those can be inserted. The widest point of this toy is about 4 inches around, but the tip does feel thick when inserted because of the way it bends.

If you plan on inserting this toy, it's VERY interesting feeling. The 'hook' feels pretty normal when you first insert it, but when you thrust with it it's obvious that this is not your run of the mill vibrator. The ripples that are at the bottom also unique and make it feel a little bit 'girthier' than it actually is.

Externally, this toy is best for fairly pinpoint stimulation. It's not quite as 'different' feeling when used like this, but more people will find it enjoyable rather than strange or uncomfortable. You can either use the flat area of the tip or the point, depending on how broad you want the vibrations.

If someone saw this on your desk it's not obvious the use, but it certainly will attract attention. You also easily can't pass it off as some household appliance, so it's best that you just keep it away from preying eyes. It's small enough that it's certainly fine to travel with, though it's a bit too large to fit in a small purse.

Overall, this is a great toy for someone looking for something different. It's not going to be the best for a beginner because of just how strange it feels internally, but if you've got your heart set on this being your first external toy I wouldn't try and convince you otherwise. It's also not going to be phallic enough to scare off anyone, but it's also not exactly 'traditional.'

Here's the Pleasurepillar VS a pen
Pillar VS Pen

The battery compartment open:
Pillar Open

The angle of the tip:
Pillar Detail

And me flexing the tip:
Pillar Flex
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The Pleasurepillar is controlled by a light up, single button on the base. This is convenient and I haven't had any issues accidentally pressing it during use. It's also a breeze to turn off when needed be, something that I always appreciate.

You turn it on by simply pressing the button on the base for a few seconds. You then press the button again to cycle through the settings until you find the one you want, but if you cycle through all of them it loops around to the first one. The settings are as follows:

1) High (Just a solid 4 vrooms, 3 bees)
2) Medium ( 3 vrooms, two bees)
3) Low (2 vrooms, one bee)
4) bb BB ZZZ bb BB ZZZ
5) BzBzBzBzBzBzBz
6) BZ BZ BZ BZ BZ BZ
7) BZBZBZBZBZBZBZB
8) BZZ BZZ BZZ BZZ BZZ
9) BZZZZ BZZZZ BZZZZ
10) bzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbz

In order to turn the toy off, you simply hold the button down for a few seconds. Something else that I find really neat is that the base of the toy has a light on it that flashes with the pattern it's on. If you're easily distracted this might be an issue, but I just find it neat.

The vibrations are actually pretty darned buzzy on this toy. It's deeper than a lot of bullets I have, but if you're interested in super rumbly toys this might not be the best bet. It's also both a lot stronger and a LOT louder than the Kinky Kat of the same line.

The motor is located in the 'body' of this toy where the 'ripples' are, but the vibrations travel very well to the tip. The handle does get vibrated a bit, and on high it might make some sensitive peoples fingers numb a bit. It's pretty loud, so if you live with others music or the TV is certainly going to be your friend in covering up the noise level.

An issue I have with this toy is the weird settings issue. In an example, let's say you really like the medium setting, so you use it on that and then hold the button down to turn it off. The next time you turn it on it will be on the low setting. Similarly, if you turn it off on the low setting it will turn on again on the first pattern. This means that if you have a favorite you have to press the button nine times to get back to it! It doesn't really seem like that big a deal, but after a few uses it really gets on your nerves.

This toy is great externally, and is really neat to use internally if you're looking for something 'different' and unique. It's a bit too loud for my personal taste, but that's something that I always have to be careful about. Overall, it's powerful and has a lot of settings, and I recommend it.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

The Pleasurepillar is easy to care for and fairly difficult to clean. It's not a lint magnet so you can toss it just about anywhere and only worry about washing it after use, but getting it clean in the first place is the issue. The crevaces around the 'ripples' and underneath the tip are both places where an old toothbrush is a lifesaver for getting out gunk.

I clean this toy with an antibacterial toy cleaner, but soap and water are also dandy. You also can disinfect it by wiping it down with a 10% bleach solution. This should be done every time you plan on switching users or orifices in order to prevent the spread of infection.

I keep this in a cool, dark place with the rest of my toys. You should try and not store it in contact with other silicone toys because the silicone could potentially react together and leave you sad. Similarly, you shouldn't use silicone based lubes on this one. That aside, I did store this with my other Wonderland toy and it seems to be fine.

Packaging

Something that really impressed me about this fairly inexpensive line was that they have totally badass packaging. If I had more room I would totally keep the toys in the classy box, but as it is I can not. If you have the room they're great for storage.

There are two parts to the packaging of this toy. The outer sleeve has the name of the toy and the line, and a full-sized picture of it on the front. On the back is a blurb about the toy in whimsical print, information about the functions, and a few words about the material. It's not super informative, but it gets the job done.

Inside the sleeve is a hard, cardboard, white box. It's very sturdy, and the sides of it are actually made to look like an old, warn book. The front just has a large W and the words "Wonderland." It's SUPER discreet, and until you pull on the magnetic side panel and open it no one would suspect anything. It would be easy to leave on a book shelve, especially if no one was looking too closely.

When you open it up the toy is held in a white, plastic cut out and there is an ad for the entire line on the inside of the 'book cover.' If you're stumped by the toy, there is a manual for basic operation under the white plastic insert.

Here's a picture of the front:
Pillar Front

The back:
Pillar Back

The box:
Pillar Box

And the toy in the box:
Pillar Box Open
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Good for storage
    • Would make a nice gift

Experience

I got the Pleasurepillar as well as the Kinky Kat as SOON as these came out. As a long-time fan of both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, I just loved the different, abstract takes that these toys had on the characters and themes of the novels.

What really surprised me about this toy is that it's both a lot more powerful (.5 vrooms) and a lot louder (1 bee) than the Cheshire Cat. It's a bit too loud for me to use living with my mum, and I have to have my music on every time I used it to review. Because of that it's not going to be my new favorite by far.

On the other hand, it's really unique when inserted. Plenty of long-time reviewers are used to the traditional shapes and designs that seem to just be reproduced again and again, and if you're looking to use something for shallow g-spotting that's just bizarre this is it.

I am giving this toy 4 out of 5 stars because it's a bit louder than my other Wonderland toy, but it's also stronger. I took off a star for the weird vibrational issues, especially because they're really going to get on a lot of peoples nerves. Why don't I feel that they ruin the toy? Because it's based on a novel series where nothing quite works the way it should and everything's a bit topsy-turvy. Overall, I recommend this toy.
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  • nimbuscloud3
    nimbuscloud3  
    great review but looks to small
  • BoobCopter
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    Thanks so much.
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    Great review
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    heather-mooney  
    your reviews are so nice and thorough! thanks for the pics :o)
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    Thanks for the review! The whole range is so cute.
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    thanks so much for the great review!!
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    Excellent review. Very informative!
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    I think I must collect them all!
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    Great review, this is actually my next buy! I went to put it in my cart today and it was out of stock.
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