Black magic vibrator - traditional vibrator by Doc Johnson - review by Ms. Paprika

Smooth like Sinatra

Overall, I like this vibrator. It's classy in comparison to others in its price range, and has the texture of a higher-end vibrator. Performance-wise, it's a solid choice; it's not quite explosive magic, but it can certainly cast some spells.
Nice design/color
Good quality for price
Sometimes rattles/gets louder
Like most slimlines, gets slick and won't stay put
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This vibe can be used for clitoral and all-over-body stimulation, as well as for insertion. The motor is located at the tip, so vibrations tend to be strongest there, though they can be felt through the length of the toy. I wouldn't recommend using it for anal sex as there's no tapered base. The rounded tip makes it easy to pinpoint where you want vibrations to be felt, and makes insertion easy.

I think you could use this toy with a partner; just because it's a traditional vibrator doesn't mean it's for single sex only! The toy's pretty quiet as far as vibrators go too, so at least it won't sound like someone's hacking away at weeds if you do bring it into partner play. The vibrator is also waterproof so long as you screw on the cap tightly, as there is a plastic O-ring that seals the area between cap and body.
  • 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?
    • Everyone
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

While this vibe is made of plastic, it's the velvety feeling kind, which makes it really nice to hold and feel. I'm pretty certain if anyone saw me after taking the vibrator out of its packaging they'd wonder why I was stroking a sex toy. Because the material is plastic there is a really light scent, but it's not a bad one-just clean plastic. There was no taste that I could detect.

The texture is smooth; no ridges, bumps, or seams. The only thing that is textured is the ribbed cap and turn dial base, which makes this a traditional vibrator good for beginners. I think more advanced users might be on the fence about this vibrator- it's a good solid choice but if you need bells and whistles you won't find them here.
    • Light odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Made of hard plastic, the design and shape of this vibe fits the traditional slimline mold except in a sexy, classy, matte black. The logo of "Doc Johnson" is stamped on the bottom of the vibe's body, right before the cap, but otherwise it's undecorated. Like other slimlines, it's easy to insert for internal vibrations and can provide focused vibration with the tip, or more generalized vibration by lying the side against the genitals. It can slip out if you're too lubed up and not holding it in.

The toy would be great for a beginner (I am!) and would probably be just fine in a more advanced user's toy box, though I think it may get passed over by fancier, stronger vibes. It's pretty easy to hide since it's a small, slim toy, and as far as slimlines go (anyone who looks at them will know they are vibrators) it's subtle due to the matte color-at least it's not a shiny metallic pink with sparkles.

You could take this with you for travel- the battery case makes it easy to remove them so they won't corrode, and will reduce the time you need to spend digging around for the loose AA at the bottom of your luggage.
    • Beginner
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

The vibrations are located mostly at the tip of the toy, as mentioned before. To adjust the speed you turn the dial, which has enough resistance that a casual flick of the finger won't send your vibrator blasting away. I found that past a medium-high setting I couldn't really feel the difference between speeds, and the volume output didn't really get much louder either. Overall the volume wasn't too loud; it's louder than my bullets but then again, it's also three times the size. The vibrations themselves are pretty good- not the strongest out there that will guarantee an "O", but they will certainly arouse.

This toy is waterproof and the O-ring did a good job of keeping water out. I didn't submerge it for very long (about two minutes) but when I opened it up there wasn't any water inside. I'd certainly call this vibe splash proof.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

Since this toy is hard plastic, untextured, and waterproof, it's pretty easy to care for: you can simply wipe it down with a toy cleaner wipe, or give it a quick wash with warm water and mild soap. It's also compatible with lubes- silicone, oil or water based. Plastic's pretty safe; a little less so than silicone but it's non porous and phthalate free.

I stored this in a simple drawstring pouch, and the body didn't pick up any lint from it.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The black and purple packaging clearly tried to set the mood: sultry, mysterious and classy. The box is semi-opaque, with a window in front where you can see the vibe, bordered by a sort of gothic floral-esque design. This makes it a non-discreet storage container, especially since it's clearly labeled as a 7" massager on the right side and front, but it's still a nice box-no blonde women sucking lollipops.

The box has a brief blurb on the back with information about the vibrator- seven inches, multi speed, uses 2AA, phthalate free, don't dump in the trash... On the left side it says in German, French, Spanish, basically all the major European languages and English what the vibrator is, and has the usual warning labels and stipulation that "this toy is for novelty use only".

Opening the package however, I was a little off put by the flimsy plastic-this is the kind of thin, hard plastic that tends to give "plastic cuts". I vowed to use a different form of storage out of respect to my fingers, as the box holding the vibrator is pretty snugly held by the outer box.


Overall my experience with the black magic vibe was pleasurable. It's my first slimline and I wasn't disappointed with either the vibrations' power or the feel of the vibe. It does take some time for me to get off but this can get me there. My only complaint would be that the battery case seems a bit loose. There are some angles where the noise of the vibe will increase despite my not touching the control dial, which makes me think the battery holder is rattling around inside.
Follow-up commentary
I still love this vibrator--so much that it has become my "go-to" vibe, even though it has started to get a little louder. But, then, it's also getting a lot of use! When this breaks, I'm going to get a new one.
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