Over at Lovehoney this March it’s Doc Johnson month, and the kind people there decided to send me the Vibrations Master #1 from the TitanMen range to test.
Read the review after the jump!
The Vibrations Master from TitanMen is an object which looks more like a weapon than a sex toy. If you were to take a vibrator and encase it inside a policeman’s truncheon, then this would be a pretty good approximation of the result.
Lengthwise the toy is big, coming in at 10 inches in total, and it has the heft to match its size. The surface of the toy has two different textures; the top 5.5 inches are completely smooth and shiny, which allows a seamless gliding action when inserted, and the next 3.5 inches are matte and slightly textured, to provide grip when holding this area of the toy like a handle. The final inch is taken up by the control dial, which is used to adjust the strength of the vibrations, and can be unscrewed completely to access the battery compartment. Despite the change in textures, all 9 inches could feasibly be inserted by anyone up to the challenge, but as the toy lacks a flared base one would be wise to leave sufficient length to hold on to.
The toy isn’t terribly thick, at only 1.6″ in diameter, or 5.5″ in circumference, and so it isn’t a great challenge in that regard. What does make the toy problematic for beginners, though, is that it has a very blunt end. As someone with experience using anal toys, I found that it was possible to insert the toy without prior preparation, simply by using sufficient lube and going slowly, but a novice quite clearly would need to use a tapered butt plug beforehand.
The Vibrations Master is made from Doc Johnson’s Silagel material, which as always comes with a bit of a smell. It’s not the worst smell in the world, and as the surface area of the toy isn’t that large, it isn’t that strong, so you’re unlikely to notice it when not holding it near to your face. The toy has all been moulded in one piece, so there are no seams along the surface. Despite the box claiming that the material is flexible, in fact it’s really rather rigid. Both ends feel hard and solid; the tip because it contains the motor to cause the vibrations, and the base because it houses the battery compartment. The only portion of the toy which could be squeezed or flexed was the middle, but this took considerable force. When the toy is inside you it does not bend or alter it’s shape at all in response to the body.
I wouldn’t say that the toy was uncomfortable to use, but the combination of the blunt tip and rigid body make it less comfortable to use than other toys I have of a similar size. These factors also made it more difficult to insert the toy deeply, I only got so far as the bottom of the shiny portion before it physically would go no further.
The vibration function on the toy is quite pleasant. It doesn’t advertise itself as a prostate massager, and that it certainly is not, so don’t go expecting something that will drive you to wild anal orgasms. The vibrations are strong enough to be felt inside the body though, and have quite a soothing feeling to them. The only mode of vibration is constant, but the intensity can be adjusted with the control dial. The motor isn’t too loud, and should go unnoticed through a stud wall or closed door. It’s powered by two AA batteries, which unfortunately do not come included.
As a toy for solo use, I have to say I found the Vibrations Master to be quite boring on the whole. The smooth uniform shape of it wasn’t very interesting to insert, the straight design meant that it didn’t hit the prostate in the way that something curved might, the rigid material didn’t make it very fun to thrust with, and the vibrations just failed excite me at all. If I were to compare it to The Tool, also by Doc Johnson, I find that to be a much more enjoyable toy to use. I can see the value of this toy in couples’ play however. The unique and somewhat kinky appearance of the toy, immediately lends itself to use as a prop in a role play scenario.
Overall it’s a decent well made toy, but if you’re thinking of buying it to use by yourself, then there are better things on the market. If you want to play cops and robbers with your other half, then this toy might just fit the bill.
The TitanMen Vibrations Master #1 is no longer being stocked by Lovehoney.