XXL European purple twist - traditional vibrator by Doc Johnson - review by teeny <3

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Great toy, just not ideal for me.

The XXL European purple Twist is a great concept in sex toys and I imagine it's just wonderful if your body is right for it. The simple controls, easy batteries, moderate vibrations, low price, and waterproof engineering make it very appealing to any toy junkie regardless of experience. But the massive size, dramatic ridges, and low-end material pigeonhole this vibrator into a niche market. For my body it was just ok, but that doesn't mean others will have the same experience.
Waterproof, Flexible, Artsy design
Rubber, Giant ridges, Lower vibrations
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The XXL European Purple Twist is a colossal multispeed vibrator. Its moderate level vibrations worked well to stimulate both vaginally and clitorally. It was loads of fun both flying solo and with a friend. Although it is lacking a flared safety base and not specifically designed for anal, it can be achieved with a little caution and extra cleaning measures afterward. (I'll explain more on that later.) The waterproof construction enabled us to find more places to enjoy the Twist. And the only moderate engine noise made me feel comfortable using it almost anywhere except the guest room at mom and dad's house.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    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
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Waterproof
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The insertable portion of the XXL European Twist is made of rubber. Rubber ranks relatively low on the safety scale but pretty darn high as far as squish-ability is concerned and does well with both water and silicone lubes. This is nice as it makes such a massive toy a little less intimidating for beginners or those looking to take a step up in size.

The toy had only a mild chemical/rubber/factory odor when it came out of the packaging. Honestly the smell was barely noticeable unless I stuck it up under my nose and gave a few big whiffs (which I did for the sake of this review). But after the first use and cleaning the scent had completely disappeared.
    • Bumpy
    • Flexible
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The XXL European Twist is 10.75” long, 9.75” of which are insertable, and has a 1.625” diameter. This is a big toy! One thing I love about the Twist is the immediate aesthetic appeal. The top 4 inches of this toy are molded into a thick rope-like spiral that transitions into a smooth shaft the rest of the way down. There are about 5 twists total with very steep grade between the ridges and valleys. Although they were absolutely beautiful in a whimsical art deco sort of way, they really detracted from my physical experience with the Twist. I usually enjoy textured condoms and veiny dildos, but this was just too much for me. Thrusting the toy in and out created a mild popping type sensation that one might expect from smaller anal beads. Thrusting just wasn't the right motion for my body. I did however have a bit more luck with twisting. The screw-shaped top allowed the Twist to glide in more smoothly when I put a little torque on it.
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

Controlling the XXL European Twist is pretty simple and straightforward. It's multispeed and dial controlled. Just insert 2 AA batteries, screw on the cap, and dial into your desired speed. While there aren't any rhythms or patterns, there is still a good range of vibration, light to medium intensities, to play around with.

One thing to note about this toy is that the vibrating core that houses the motor only extends about halfway up the toy. Thus the vibrations are focused at the base of the spiral and as a result lower toward the vaginal opening when inserted. I still felt some G-spot vibrations, but they were indirect and muted. The perk of having the motor this low, though, is that I did receive residual vibration to the clitoris which I was not expecting.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

Possibly the biggest pitfall of the XXL European Twist is the material make up. It's rubber. Booooo! For those of you who don't already know, rubber is on the low scoring end of the material safety scale (3). It does not clean well and cannot be sterilized. The safest option is to use a condom at least when sharing and/or using the toy anally, if not every single time. Then follow up with hot water and soap and pray you got everything.
    • Cannot be sterilized
    • Easy to clean
Follow-up commentary
I just threw my XXL in the trash last night. I just moved across country and it didn't survive the 2 day ride in the back of a Uhaul without melting. Before that, I never did find a way to use it successfully, so I guess it's not a huge loss. I still prefer the Mighty Maxi Brute when I'm in the mood for something bigger.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Miss Anonymous
    Thanks for the review!!
  • SiNn
    ty for the review!
  • zracer
    Great review
  • anonomous
    Great review!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Sounds like they didn't up the motor to match the size of the toy. Good review!
  • teeny <3
    @~LaUr3n~: That seems like a pretty accurate assessment. They were so close, but it just seems like the designers sacrificed power for a lower price point.
  • The Curious Couple
    Thanks for sharing!
  • carenautilus
    Thanks for the review, sorry it didn't work out!
  • darkkitty
    Nice review!
  • Anjulie
    Great review!
  • Tbanda
    Thanks, great review!
  • Bignuf
    Thanks for the excellent review on this somewhat unusual twist of a toy.
  • Interesante
    Greay review!
  • Nacht Stern
    thank you for the review~!
  • BlackxxxRose
    Great review, just seems like it would be a better toy if they had chosen silicone or another safer material. Rubber? Boo
  • lzee
  • Ilovelingerie
    To bad its not got very strong vibrations.
  • lustylusty
    thanks for the review
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