Phil Varone sex stix - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Meltingfish

Let Phil Varone Rock Your World!

For a toy that is essentially a novelty, the Phil Varone Sex Stix really stand out. The vibrations are strong enough to satisfy and they're a unique toy which have several uses. These faux wood vibrators bring a bit of rock and roll fun to the bedroom, for both couple and solo play.
Decently strong vibrations, cute, versatile.
Not girthy, cannot be fully sanitized, may not be strong enough for some.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


The Phil Varone Sex Stix are ideal for both couple and solo play. You get two vibrating "drumsticks" which can be used for almost any type of stimulation, especially clitoral. I wouldn't recommend using them for anal, because they cannot be fully sanitized and do not have a flared base, but everything else is a go. I particularly liked using them for nipple play, as the heads of the drumsticks are perfect for pinpointing your nipples or clit.

They can also be used for penetration, but will not satisfy size queens. When inserted, the Sex Stix can be used for some light G-spot stimulation, but don't expect the accuracy or give of traditional G-spots toys. I used one on my clit and one on my G-spot during solo play and was very pleased. I also liked keeping one Sex Stix on my clit during doggy style, something that my partner liked as well because he didn't feel it against his balls.

The Sex Stix would make a great toy for a person who is new to vibrators, as they are discreet, the vibrations are not very intense, and they're just plain fun to play with. That's not to say that more advanced users wouldn't appreciate them as well, but those who need strong vibrations or girth may not be impressed. Couples will appreciate having a set of vibrators that do not get in the way during sex (something that my partner complains about all the time), and the adjustable vibrations will be appreciated by all.

  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Everyone
    • Gag gift
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The Phil Varone Sex Stix are made of smooth plastic, which is rated an 8 on the Eden Fantasys safety scale. There was no discernible odor to the Sex Stix, but they do taste faintly like plastic. The plastic is firm and has no give to it, which makes putting pinpoint pressure on your hot spots nice and easy.

The Sex Stix are not textured at all, which some more advanced users may not like. When used with lube, the Sex Stix glide nicely around your vulva. There is a soft plastic ring about an inch below the head of the Sex Stix, but it cannot be felt during play.
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The Phil Varone Sex Stix are shaped like short, fat drumsticks. Because they don't look like traditional sex toys, the Sex Stix are quite easy to hide. A friend of mine saw them on my bedside table and thought they were real! They're significantly stylized though, so don't expect to fool any drummers. One of the Sex Stix sports Phil Varone's autograph printed near the base, which is the only difference between the two.

The Sex Stix are made of a smooth plastic with a wood grain print, but there is no texture to them. They're about 7 inches (18cm) long, and only about 1 inch (2.5cm) wide at their widest point, so size queens should keep looking. The heads of the Sex Stix come to a slight point, just like real drumsticks, which makes pinpointing your hot spots quite easy. The side of the Sex Stix can also be used to stimulate a broader area of the vulva, as the vibrations can be felt through the entire toy. The vibrations are more buzzy than rumbly, and may be hand-numbing for some.

When inserted, the bulging at the head of the Sex Stix can be used to massage your G-spot, although this may be a bit difficult for those with deeper G-spots. The heads of the Sex Stix are the perfect shape for teasing the opening of your vagina; try teasing your opening with one while using the other on your clit. I also liked using them for nipple play.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

For a novelty toy, the vibrations of the Phil Varone Sex Stix are surprisingly strong. The vibrations are strongest in the head, but can be felt in the entire shaft and may be a bit hand numbing for some. At the highest setting, the Sex Stix are somewhat loud, especially when both are being used, but it's nothing that a blanket won't muffle. At their loudest setting, you can only hear the faintest of buzzing through a closed door.

The Sex Stix are controlled by a slim dial at the base, which rotates separately from the cap that holds the batteries in. At first I was confused because I didn't realize that the dial which controls the vibrations was so small and thought that I had to twist the entire cap. Once I realized this, I found the controls quite convenient and easy to use. Unlike similar vibrators I've used, the dial on the Sex Stix is nicely streamlined, turned smoothly, and did not snag or get stuck on anything. They're also very light, which may not satisfy those who like their toys to have a bit of weight to them. I have only used the Sex Stix a few times and cannot speak to the battery life, but I will say that they are still going strong after easily an hour and a half of use.

The Phil Varone Sex Stix are supposed to be waterproof, but I did not use them in water because I found that the cap on one of the Sex Stix popped off when twisted too far and I did not want to damage the toy. The other Sex Stix sealed securely, but make sure to test the caps before engaging in water play or you may be in for a disappointment.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

The Phil Varone Sex Stix can be easily cleaned using soap and water or your favorite toy cleaner. Please note that the plastic will melt, so they cannot be sanitized in boiling water or in the dishwasher. The smooth plastic does not attract dust and can be stored with other toys. You may also store the Sex Stix in the box that they came in, but the box is cardboard and will not stand up much abuse. The box recommends using them with only water based lube, but I don't see a reason not to use them with silicone based lube, at your own risk of course.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The Phil Varone Sex Stix came in a cardboard box with a picture of the Sex Stix over top a picture of Phil Varone himself. The box is covered with not-so-subtle double entendres and is not discreet at all. You could store the Sex Stix in the box they came in if you so desired, but remember that the box is cardboard and not exactly sturdy.

Phil Varone Box
    • Not discreet


I liked the using the Phil Varone Sex Stix during solo play, but I definitely encourage you to use them with a partner! I tend to use them one at a time in conjunction with another toy during solo play. The vibrations are not strong enough to get me off with only clitoral stimulation, but I'm a bit of a power queen and most women would probably be able to orgasm from the Sex Stix alone.

In doggy style, the Sex Stix are easy to maneuver to deliver pinpoint stimulation to your clit without getting in the way; my partner really liked that aspect of them, as he often complains about hitting his balls on a vibrator during sex. The head of the toy is just the right size to target my entire clit, and the combination of vaginal and clitoral stimulation brought me to orgasm over and over again.
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