Is it a Compact? Nope, it's JoJo.I have a weak spot for the odd ball toys; the ones that you can't figure out at a glance. I wanted this to be a winner, but it doesn't have the power to back up the design. This is a shame, because I think with a stronger bullet or a thinner chunk of silicone this would really be a fun toy. As it is, it's overpriced and underwhelming.
--Body Safe Material
--Vibrations Don't Transfer Through the Silicone
The JoJo is really more of a toy system, with a series of interchangeable parts than just a basic sex toy. You start with a basic bullet, which fits inside a disc. The disc can be used alone, or placed in one of two rings. One of the rings is designed for G-spot play, and one is designed for clitoral stimulation or all over body massage. It can also be used for teasing on other erogenous zones, like nipples or the shaft of a penis. The flat design works well for holding on your partners testicles during oral sex.
The only way that this toy can be used internally is if you outfit the inner disc with the outer ring designed for penetration. The small dildo that is attached to the ring is designed to reach your G-spot and carry vibrations from the center disc to the G-spot. This will, of course, depend on your anatomy and where your G-spot is located. If you have a more shallow G-spot, and don't need a ton of pressure for G-spot play, this will work well for you. Although it is clearly marketed as a G-spot toy, this could be used for P-spot play as well. The disc serves as a base, to prevent it from being pulled too far in. The vibrations would stimulate your partners P-spot and their perineum.
When you use this toy externally for clitoral stimulation, you have more options. You can use the disc alone, or with the clitoral/massage ring on it. You can use the rim of the disc or lay the disc flat. You are able to get a variety of sensations, but the most pinpoint pressure you're able to get is from the rim of the disc when it's inside the ring. You can roll the rim over your clitoral area or sweep the rim of the disc back and forth. If you like a firm, pointed bullet and the pressure it provides, you may be disappointed. If you don't need that firm pressure, you will surely find a way to make this work for you. There are lots of combinations to play with. If you set on a more firm sensation, you could always just remove the plastic bullet and use it alone for part of the time.
As an all over body massage tool, this works pretty well. Try adding a little massage lotion or lube; you can rub the disc over your partner by laying it flat or using the rim.
I'd say this is a toy that lends itself well to couples play. It's fairly forgiving, as it's squishy and comfortable. You can't get carried away and bruise your cervix with vigorous thrusting, as you just can't get any depth with this toy. It would be a nice way to introduce a vibrator, but if you decide toys aren't for you you could always use it for massage.
Be forewarned that this isn't a toy with lots of power, so if you need three Vrooms or more you will want to look elsewhere. But, if you know you like a more mild sensation, or you can't handle intense vibrations, JoJo might be for you.
The center disc has a large raised heart design on its center, which does add a bit of texture. It was noticeable but not uncomfortable or more stimulating during use. I didn't mind it, but it didn't add to the experience either. The rings themselves have a ladder-like appearance that adds a bit of texture as well. It gives them a bit of "grip" while you use them clitoral stimulation, so they don't slip and slide quite as easily. I don't know that I needed them for stimulation's sake, but they didn't detract from the experience either. Nothing on the JoJo is so textured that you should avoid it if you aren't a fan of texture on toys. Beginners and advanced users would enjoy the sensations of the JoJo.
The bullet of the JoJo, which is placed in the disc, is made of plastic. Plastic rates an 8 out of 10 on the Eden Safety scale and is non-porous and phthalate free. It is firm, with no bend or flex. The surface has a velvety feel, and is more matte than shiny.
No part of the JoJo seemed to have any particular smell or taste.
The G-spot Ring is 3" in diameter, not counting the G-spot arm. The arm extends 6" from the ring, with a flared head. Only approximately 3" of that is insertable. At its maximum diameter, the widest part of the head, it measures 1" in diameter. It is designed so that while the G-spot arm in inserted, the wheel rests against your clitoris and provides stimulation there as well.
The clitoral/massage ring measures 3" in diameter. The ladder-like texture on the rim of the ring has grooves that are 1/4" apart, forming small square divots. Each of the rings has a 5/8" hole cut out to allow you access the button on the bullet. The rings stretch over the disc easily, and once in place don't slide or move.
I think it's a novel idea to have interchangeable parts. I only wish the clitoral/massage disc had different textures or nubs available on each half, or there was a third disc included which had some sort of squishy extensions that provided a more intense texture.
Whether or not this toy is discreet is a hard question to answer. It certainly doesn't look like any other sex toy I've ever seen, and it isn't phallic or bullet or egg shaped. Even so, I don't think you could sit it out without people wondering what it was and asking questions. Once they asked, I don't think it's possible to come up with a reasonable answer other than telling them it's a sex toy. It doesn't look like anything, really. It's unique. I suggest not storing it in plain sight to avoid the questions. It's small and easy to pack away. It would work well for travel in a checked bag, just be sure to remove the batteries so it doesn't accidentally turn on while in your luggage.
The settings are:
5-One longer and then three shorter pulses
6-Ascending and descending vibrations
7-A slow pulse that gets gradually stronger
The JoJo takes three small button batteries. It comes loaded with three batteries, and six spare batteries are included in the packaging. After a handful of uses, I'm still using the first set of three, so it isn't a battery guzzler.
It is fairly quiet, especially once it's in the disc which really helps to dull the sound. Unfortunately, the disc also dulls the vibration intensity. Add a ring on to that, and you dull the intensity even more. The vibrations just can't seem to travel through the large hunk of silicone that is the disc, and then through more silicone that makes up the ring, and be worth the wait. I'd say the bullet is a 2.5/3 Vroom bullet, but once you put it in the disc and ring it's not even 2 Vrooms.
The bullet of the JoJo can be cleaned by washed it with soap and water or your favorite toy cleaner, just be sure the cap is securely in place before putting in under running water.
Avoid using silicone lubes, as they will react with the silicone of the toy and cause damage. Please stick to using water based lubes. Likewise, you will want to avoid storing the JoJo where it will come in contact with other silicone toys to avoid damage. I place mine in a plastic bag to keep it safe from damage, and to keep all the parts together so they don't get lost.
I tried this toy several times, and the only way I was able to make it work for me was using the bullet alone. Even then, it was a struggle. It wasn't worth it. No matter how much I wanted this toy to work, the vibrations are just too weak inside all of that silicone.
I did try another bullet in the JoJo, and had much the same result, but I don't have a super powerful bullet to see if that makes a difference.
Another thing to note is that no where on the product page or packaging did I see it mentioned that the JoJo was waterproof. I noticed a seal where the cap to the bullet screws on, and since I had already decided how this review would go, I took it for a dip. It survived just fine. I submerged it for quite awhile and it still works like new. So, although the manufacturer doesn't make the claim, mine is certainly waterproof.