Velvet touch vibrator - sex toy by Doc Johnson - review by Jul!a

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Simple, Yet Effective

At $12.99, there's no reason you shouldn't add this toy to your collection. It has a wonderful texture, doesn't eat batteries like they're going out of style, and you can take it into the shower with you. Great for clitoral or vaginal stimulation and if you're in the mood for a little extra texture you can just slip a textured sleeve right on it.
Great for everybody, Waterproof, Great texture, Good with batteries.
May be too hard for some.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The very simplistic design of this vibrator lends itself very well to a number of uses, from clitoral stimulation to vaginal stimulation, to hell, even giving a back massage. This is a toy very well suited to beginners who are new to vibrators or more experienced users looking for something without lots of bells and whistles to just kick back and relax with. Best used solo due to the size most likely becoming very awkward during partner sex, but if that's not a problem for you, your partner should enjoy it too. Bring this toy just about anywhere with you, even into the shower.
  • 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?
    • Busy women
    • College students
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Dorm room/campus living
    • Home
    • Shower

Material / Texture

This vibrator is made from PU coated plastic. This makes it phthalates free, and relatively easy to care for. It has a light velvety texture with just the slightest drag to it. There wasn't any smell or taste that I can recall. The texture of this vibrator isn't going to add any extra stimulation to anything, but you could easily add a penis sleeve if you're looking to add texture without purchasing a textured toy.

Since the texture of this toy is so basic, it would be best suited for beginners who are just starting out, but that doesn't mean that more advanced users wouldn't enjoy it either.

Design / Shape / Size

The design of this vibrator is very simple, a 7" tapered slimline vibe, with 6 insertable inches. The bottom inch of the toy is taken up by the twist dial control and battery cap, which are one piece. At its widest it has a circumference of 3". The tip of this toy is tapered, making insertion a breeze.

The overall size isn't intimidating, because it's always easy to control how much length you put in, and the diameter is on the smaller size.

Theoretically this toy is easy to hide, but should anybody see it, there really will be no mistaking its intended purpose.

Functions / Performance / Controls

This toy serves one basic function, to vibrate and make you orgasm. To start this process first remove the battery cap located at the base of the toy and insert 2 AA batteries pointy side down. Once you have replaced the battery cap, you can then twist the dial at the base of the battery cap and start having fun.

There are three basic levels: low, medium, and high. The vibrations are of the low pitched, rumbly sort. While pin-pointed in the tip of the toy, the vibrations can easily be felt throughout the shaft as well.

The lowest setting is pretty quiet, and pretty powerful as well. I would compare the volume level to that of a cell phone. If held long enough it is likely you could make your hand start to go numb.

The second setting is a gradual fade up and is only slightly louder, barely noticeable though. The vibration level is fairly strong.

The highest setting is reached by twisting the dial all the way and is located basically on the last 1/4" turn. This is the loudest and most powerful setting. It doesn't take very long for fingers to start going numb. If you have the TV or radio on and the door closed, it's very unlikely anybody would know what you were doing unless you already told them.

The dial itself is very easy to use. It turns very easily without turning too easily. I've never had a problem accidentally changing the setting I was using.

This toy claims to be waterproof as well and to my knowledge, it is. I've taken it into the shower with no problems whatsoever.

Care and Maintenance

Care and maintenance is fairly simple. Simply wash with warm water and soap or shoot with your favorite toy cleaner. Personally I just use a spray on toy cleaner, but if you wash with soap and water make sure the battery cap is on tightly to avoid getting the battery compartment wet.

As with any toy that uses batteries, you should always remove them before storage to prevent corrosion of materials inside.

You can safely use this vibrator with either water based or silicone based lubes. For shower play you should probably go for the silicone based since it's less likely to wash away.

This toy isn't a dust and lint magnet, however I still recommend keeping it inside of something while being stored.


I bought mine at Spencers about 4 years ago. I remember that it told me it was plastic and a novelty item only.

Personal comments

Because of how simple this vibrator is, you can use it with different kinds of penis sleeves to add girth or texture as you see fit. I've used a few and I haven't had any issues with the vibrations getting lost in the material.

Also, the overview for this toy says it can be used anally. You should never, ever, ever use a toy like this anally. It lacks a flared base and also can't be sterilized. So not only could you lose it inside your anal cavity (really wanna explain to the ER doc why your bum is vibrating?) but you could also give yourself some nasty infections if not cleaned well enough. While I know a lot of people have done it and been just fine, I always say you're better safe than sorry.

If you share this vaginally, be sure to use a condom or have a full sleeve that is devoted to its own vagina.


This was my second toy ever. I bought it to replace my first one, which was just a hard plastic version of this one that unfortunately didn't survive a fall from my loft bed one night. I've had this toy for just about 4 years now and it's still going strong. I've been able to use this with partners, but because of the size I prefer it solo.

I really don't think anybody could go wrong with this in their collection.
Follow-up commentary
Unfortunately after a few years of ownership, this toy had to be retired. There was a crack in the battery cap, although that really only prevented it from being completely waterproof. But it also managed to somehow collect so much, I have no idea what to be honest with you, just from where it was being stored. But it looked like it needed a cleaning so thorough that I could not provide it and didn't feel comfortable with using it in any of the penis sleeves that I used to because my fiance still uses those too. I'll definitely be rebuying in the future however, and keeping it somewhere else.
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  • Undecided
    Wonderful informative review
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    thanks for the review!
  • Jenny Smith
    thx 4 the review
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  • sasshole
    lengthy & well informative!
  • Jul!a
    Thank you!
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    thanks for the review!
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    Thank you for the review!
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    great job
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  • ShadowedSeductress
    This was my first real vibrator, and I have to say it's still a favorite of mine.

    Since this was my first, when I read on here about rumbly and buzzy vibrations I had no idea what anyone was talking about. When I received my first "buzzy" vibe to review I was so surprised! I had assumed this one was buzzy since it was cheap and I never had anything else to compare it too.

    Now nothing buzzy can really get me off. Mine is on it's last leg because of a crack in the battery cap. I will be ordering another one here soon!
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