Not wanting to challenge the directive of those three little words (at least not right away), I decided to provide Susan with some quality, unaccompanied — and spontaneous — research time.
“I’m gonna take a shower,” she said one morning after returning from the gym.
“I left something for you in the soap tray,” I replied, and then walked out of the house without saying another word.
My only concern was that she wouldn’t be able to figure out how to turn the thing on. When it comes to sex-enhancing devices, I’m all for ease-of-use, but the Thrill’s on/off/mode-selector button — a barely-noticeable nub between the charging nodes — takes simplicity to a new level.
“It’s perfect,” Susan says. “I actually love the one-button design: turn it on, cycle through the different vibrations, turn it off. Simple. And you can do it all in the heat of the moment without having to look to be sure you’re pushing the right button. Because there’s only one of ’em. Perfect.”
In Susan’s eyes (and hands — and elsewhere, I guess), the Thrill also is perfectly designed. Instead of the more traditional phallic vibrator, this one is U-shaped — and buzzes at both extremities. The result is simultaneous g-spot and clitoral titillation. “And it has a handle,” Susan adds. Indeed, according to the literature, the miniature coffee-mug style handle is intended to allow the “user to control pace, pressure, and friction during stimulation.”
“I don’t know if the handle made all that stuff so
much easier,” Susan says. “For me, it’s really the whole Thrill that makes achieving solo satisfaction so much easier. Cock-shaped vibrators are fun … until I want something inside me, then I lose the clit vibrations. ‘So get one with a built-in clit stimulator,’ you say. Sure, those are great, but sometimes it feels awkward to reach so far down between my legs to guide it to just the right place. I feel like I’m all catawampus to one side. And don’t even get me started about trying to use one of those in the shower, all hunched over like Quasimodo. So sexy.
“But the Thrill eliminates all of those issues,” Susan continues. “I get the insertion and the clit vibration, and because of the horseshoe shape I don’t have to reach any further than my mound to grab the handle to make all the subtle adjustments I need. So, yeah, the handle really does allow me to control the pace, pressure, and friction … And I’m not worried about throwing my back out of whack to make it all happen, whether I’m standing up or laying down on the bed.”
So, what all did
happen that unaccompanied and spontaneous morning?
“Let’s just say it’s a good thing we have handles in our shower,” Susan says. Ah yes, the happy serendipity of buying a house from a lovely headed-to-the-nursing-home couple who needed a little extra stability while bathing. “Without those handles, I might’ve fucked up my back for different reasons.”