I rub my penguin - sex toy by Big Teaze Toys - review by Penguin

Discreet massager by Big Teaze Toys

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If I Could Touch You, This Might Work Out

The I Rub My Penguin is stronger than the original Duckie in strength and smell. The power is good, but the smell is so bad that I don't even want to touch it. It's also not that great at being waterproof. It looks cute, though.
Deep vibrations
Smells like death
Construction is horrible
Waterproof seal is weak
Hard to put batteries in
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Because of an inside joke/meaning, my partner and I have a small collection of penguins. She has the mini-duckie version of this and we sometimes use it in the shower. It can be enjoyable from time to time and nice to have a vibrator in the shower that's discreet and waterproof. I don't have to do anything since it cleans itself during use in the shower, and I don't have to remove it since it's discreet. This version of the toy is even more poorly designed. I hated so many things about it before I even got to use it. If you can get past the strong smell, and can insert the batteries and turn it on without breaking the weak waterproof seal, it does have rumble like vibrations, but I grounded this Penguin knowing he is not actually waterproof like the company claims.
  • 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
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Campus/roommate living
  • 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

I Rub My Penguin is made of an evil, smelly material. It smells like death ad chemicals. I noticed it as soon as I used my scissors of life to cut him from his plastic cage. It even gets on your hands. It says it is made of phthalate free and non-toxic PVC. A lot of the penguin is not re-painted. Those parts are not as smooth as the painted parts which feel glossy.

The material can be pressed in and is fairly flexible, like a real rubber ducky. It can be pressed in.
    • Smooth
    • Somewhat porous
    • Strong odor

Design / Shape / Size

Very discreet, it is shaped like a cute Penguin with a large round body and small round head, it is fairly small. It fits in the palm of my hand and is easy to hold. It's less than 5" tall and almost 2 1/2" wide in the middle of his stomach. He doesn't bend, but his body flexes. Inside of him is a hard shell. There is space between the hard shell and the pvc shape of the penguin. This is so you can depress the material and hit the button on his belly to control the power.

The battery compartment is a nightmare. It is really hard to turn the disc piece on the flat bottom. I couldn't use my fingers. I needed to use a key. Even that was hard to do and left deep grooves in the plastic. As I tried to turn the bottom to open it, I could feel the inner core of the toy spin. This causes the button to end up in any other direction. Mine ended up in the side. You can keep turning it to face it forward again. The act of dropping the two AA batteries in (not included) can and probably will compromise the "waterproof" seal. When I squeeze the toy, I can feel air coming out. I might be able to use this in the shower, but it can never be submerged.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

This toy is easy to use if you can place and locate the button in the right spot. It would be awesome if I could touch this toy without smelling disgusting after. That's why I don't like and don't want to use it. If you do use, you'll discover that the Penguin has three solid vibration levels that are very quiet. I expected the vibrations to feel shallow, but they are nice and deep. They are strongest in the head, but can be felt through the whole toy. The head is good for targeting areas like the clit or just under the balls, where I like to have it used on my self. My partner can easily finish from this on her clit and says it is better than the original Duckie, but only in terms of vibrations.
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

You can easily wash this in the shower with shampoo or soap. It can be stored in the shower if you think it's waterproof enough. Mine sits on a ledge in my office/game room with other penguin stuff. I'm guessing unless someone I know also owns it, they will never know it's a sex toy.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The plastic shell package gets destroyed when you cut the Penguin out of it. There are some directions in there too. There is a sticker on it that says it was in the movie "Good Luck Chuck". I think the girl in the movie has it sitting on her tub side.
    • Recyclable
Follow-up commentary
Thanks to the Tyler and the wonderful customer service group at Big Teaze Toys, they sent me another I Rub My Penguin to assure me I got a toy that had been packaged before it had time to cool (they even were kind enough to put batteries in it for me and sent me a hand signed letter). This is what trapped a bad odor into my original toy. The one I received still has a smell, but it doesn't get on my hands, and I really have to put my nose to it to smell the plastic smell. I'm cool with this because it's a large improvement and no longer makes me not want to not use the toy. The one I got also is waterproof as advertised. This also makes me happier. The one thing that didn't change is that I still find the bottom of the toy hard to open, but it also makes this toy lock tight waterproof, so I'll live with that. There is one issue that this sample has that the other didn't. This plastic seems a lot firmer so I have to grip it with too hands to press in the belly and turn in on or change the level (my girlfriend had a more difficult time too), where before I only had to use one. But this has pros to it too. This makes it even more discreet. If someone didn't know to press the belly in, I don't think they'd even try because it doesn't feel like it can be just holding it. If you have children, they wouldn't be able to turn this on.

So again, thanks to those at Big Teaze. Another pro is their customer service. They really wanted me to have a good experience, and I've never expected a company to do what they did and contact me first to replace an item. If you are dissatisfied with your item, feel confident they will try to make you happier with it.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • coolts12
    really good info. it seems like too much of a hassle with the cons to make up for all the good things this toy actually does.
  • Lioncub
    Thanks for the review.
  • PassionCpl
    You had my vote when I read "Smells like death" in the cons!
  • darkkitty
    Nice review
  • roskat
    Doesn't sound like a very good toy.
  • caseyb
    so sad that the duckies are gone. no really. im really sad
  • iabicpl09
    Thanks for the review
  • drock
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