Jumbo massager - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by Spilock

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The Jumbo (Back) Massager

An overall decent vibrator. It's got the strength to give you some thrills, but the noise of rattling pills. But on the plus side, it's versatile enough to get your money's worth out of it.
Cheap/generic construction
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Jumbo Massager is a rather large vibrator intended to be used to stimulate a woman's lady parts. However, there are certainly a few caveats to its use, some of which I hope to inform you of. The obvious role here is clitoral stimulation, with a secondary goal being internal. My wife and I were very interested in trying it on her internally, but the large size and rigidity of the plastic make that somewhat difficult to enjoy. Though I'll explain this better for the Performance section, I would like to mention an unintended use we have discovered for it, which is to say that it makes an excellent back massager! The large size, hard plastic, and relatively powerful vibrator all go very well with a set of skilled hands in bringing an aching back to soothing comfort. And if you're wondering what sort of situations can prompt this toy, just about any can. It's good for both fore and post-play, and the back massaging qualities even allow it to wriggle into non-sexual bedroom encounters.
  • 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
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • On a bed only
  • 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

Material / Texture

The material for the Jumbo Massager is a rather generic plastic material, which has both it's plus sides and minus sides. On the one hand, it's relatively easy to keep clean and sanitary, since plastic itself is non-porous. However, it's also extremely rigid with very little give, which may or may not be a good thing for you. If you're using it strictly externally, it's probably fine. But the size and rigidity can make any internal usage awkward.

In terms of texture, there is none. It's entirely smooth, which helps its overall goals. That said, perhaps different textures around it may have helped. Overall, the materials are very straight-forward and no-nonsense. Kind of what one would expect out of a vibrator.

Design / Shape / Size

The design for the Jumbo Massager is very plain and classic. It's an entirely smooth shaft that has a twist cap at the base to activate the vibration. It uses three C size batteries, which are distributed along the length of it. There's two major problems with this layout, however. The first is that the batteries don't have any sort of cushioning along the edges, which causes them to jitter around and greatly increase the noise if they get in the wrong position. The other is the twist off cap that activates the vibrator. You more or less have to partially unscrew the cap in order to shut off the vibrator. Which is quite the pain in practice.

As mentioned earlier, the size of the vibrator kind of prevents any real internal usage, though you might be able to find a way. It's mostly a problem of size, girth, and rigidity though. Nonetheless, the size isn't to discriminating, so you shouldn't have to be advanced in order to use it. Even though it's quite long, it isn't too difficult to tuck away either. Ours has been stealthily camping out in our nightstand for months now. However, it isn't discreet and is certainly not suitable for purse travel.
    • Basic
    • Large
    • Simple

Functions / Performance / Controls

The functional aspects of this vibrator are kind of mixed, oddly. On the one hand, it's extremely basic and kind of suffers for that. The simplicity of the design causes some very audible levels of racket, and the fact that you have to unscrew the cap during storage is definitely impractical. But even so, the vibrations are nonetheless quite powerful. Even better, they're distributed throughout the length of the vibrator. This particular aspect proved to be particularly fun when we discovered that the powerful vibrations translated well for back rubs. It's large enough that it can usually spread across most areas of the back, which can make for a fun before or after activity.

However, the toy is still quite noisy, and it's somewhat clumsy due to sensitivity of the twist cap. That said, it's still very usable and enjoyable. Particularly if you manage to get it on a decent lower setting, where it's a blend of the strong vibrations and the quieter sound levels.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings
    • Not discreet at all

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance is extremely simple for the Jumbo Massager, due to it's plastic construction. It's reasonably sealed off from water when screwed, but is most likely not entirely water-proof. Anti-bacterial soap or dish washing liquid should suffice for cleaning, so long as you take caution not to get water too near to the cap. Storage is also relatively care free. The plastic material means that it's not a lint magnet like silicone, so you can safely store it in most places. As mentioned earlier, ours is tucked away neatly in the nightstand.

The plastic material should be compatible with most other lubes and toys as well. If you're still concerned however, you can always put a standard size condom over it.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The packaging is extremely plain, consisting of only a clear plastic shell around the toy, with a paper backing saying what it is. It's quite similar to the packaging on my Doc Johnson toys, and I assume that other California Exotic products come in similar packaging as well. You can toss or recycle the paper when you've lost interest in it, and then use the remaining shell for storage if you'd like. However, due to the size of the toy and the plastic nature of it, we've simply left it out in the open environment of our drawer rather than keep the shell, as it seemed a little unnecessary to us. There's also a paper slip with brief instructions and what kinds of batteries to use inside the vibrator itself. We haven't found much use for those after the first couple of times however.
    • Good for storage
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

The overall feeling I want to impart with this toy is that it's just decent, but it's perfect at being decent. The vibrations range in the medium to strong range, and the size spreads them over all sorts of places. It's versatile as well, fitting into other massage contexts. But on the flip side, the power screw cap is extremely sensitive to even the slightest touch. Even worse, the plastic shell doesn't secure all of the internal parts, leading to a rather intense racket once this thing gets going. It's perfectly average, and perfectly usable. You won't regret this toy, but you probably shouldn't expect something absolutely amazing out of it either. I may have rated this vibrator a 3/5, but keep in mind that reflects that it's average and right down the middle. It's not intended as a bad rating at all, so don't let it deter you if you're still interested.
Follow-up commentary
We've pretty much stopped using this vibrator. We've gotten a few bullets since we originally owned it, and they can usually do the job just as well. One problem with this for us was the hardness of the plastic, which is just uncomfortable for my wife due to how straight the vibrator is. There's also the battery rattling sound it makes whenever you hold it at the wrong angle, which certainly could distract from any lovemaking going on. Overall, it's still kind of just average, and we've fallen out of using it.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    thank you for the review!
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    Thanks for the great review
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    Thank you for your review hun
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    Thanks for the review.
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