Sunday, September 18, 2011
Throbbing Hearts Erotic Rabbit by Doc Johnson REVIEW: Two Throbbing Penises, Can You Handle It?
Always a sucker to try something unique, I’d been wanting to try the one of the Throbbing Hearts rabbits by Doc Johnson for awhile. I really didn’t have much idea what it did, but it sounded like fun.
I wasn’t crazy about the design, which is basically a standard rabbit, but with a straight shaft featuring an oddly shaped mushroom head. Oh yeah, and the second penis-shape, which is the clit stimulator. Something about it makes me feel somewhat perverted. Is this a mini penis? A baby penis? I don’t know.
Size-wise, it is somewhat substantial at 11” in total length, 5 ½” insertable, and a 1 3/5” diameter. Because of the internal mechanisms, it feels larger in use than it is. And because the TPE material feels tacky and has a significant amount of drag, its not quite out of the realm of beginners, but it does require a good amount of water or silicone-based lube.
TPE is a semi-porous material, not suitable for sharing, that ranges from extremely soft to hard tactilely. In this case, it is extremely pliable and flexible… or would be if not for the hard structure underneath. The head of the clit stim is very squeezable. It does clean well with soap and warm water or toy cleaner, though it is not considered sterilizable. The more important thing seems to be storage. I haven’t had mine long at all, but I’ve already caused a significant dent/bruise to the surface of mine from not paying attention it getting a bit squeezed in my drawer against another toy. I recommend a padded toy pouch and careful storage.
The package it arrived in would not likely be suitable for such storage. It did come in a clear plastic package with a plastic form that holds the toy firmly, but it was not at all discreet and takes up way more room than most people plan to use for a toy.
PERFORMANCE: WHAT I LIKED
I know you don’t care about how deliciously girthy this is, especially with the subtle inner skeleton creating gentle bulbs that massage all the way in. Or that it is about the perfect length to make you feel completely full. You’ve been wondering about the same thing I was… the throbbing. I don’t blame you, it is different that anything that’s come before it.
In essence, the “throbbing” is an expanding and contraction of the inner skeleton that causes it to beat like a heart. Throbbing Hearts. Makes sense. The feeling creates is unique and pretty amazing. If you’ve ever had a man squeeze his PC muscles before while he is inside of you, its pretty similar to that. Except, it does this as a constant pulse. Not a vibration, mind you, the shaft does not vibrate at all, nor does it rotate.
But it does have 3 speeds that are controlled with the on and off button. Push the “on” button 3 times to escalate from low, medium, to high. And the “off” button 3 times to turn it down and/or shut it off.
However, it is still a rabbit, so lets talk about the other shaft. Oops, I mean clit stimulator. On the control, it is controlled separately with a button designated “bullet”, that turns the clit stim on and off. Or use the “7F” button to scroll through the 7 functions. First is goes through low, medium, and then high speeds, and then the four pulse patterns; escalation low to high, fast pulse, fast pulse followed by an lengthy buzz, and throbbing that feels almost like a constant buzz, but with a kick. The last one is probably my favorite. Push “7F” one more time and the patterns start over.
I really like that the clit stimulator gives direct vibrations, but is very soft and flexible, so it is one of the most comfortable ones I’ve found. I may not find is aesthetically pleasing, but wow, does it feel good.
PERFORMANCE: WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
Okay, now that I’ve gone and painted a really rosy picture, let me rip off the tinted glasses. First off, this thing is loud. Distracting in use, and hope the people in the next room can’t hear me, loud. Besides just the sound of the motor, it also makes somewhat of a “popping” sound and when it goes from fully expanded to the contraction. And you can actually feel it in use. I think it probably wouldn’t bother most people too much, but I think it is worth mentioning. I think it would be better if there was some way to get a smoother transition with the beats.
Second, when I clamp down on the shaft- like, say, during orgasm- it dogs out and quits throbbing. Which leaves me incredibly frustrated. And I have to work really hard to get that far because the strength of the clit stimulator is mild-moderate at best. And the vibrations are far buzzier than I prefer.
And finally, the buttons are hard to discern in use. Especially with slippery fingers. It might sound like I’m just being picky, but when you can’t figure out how to change speeds or shut the darn thing off, you’ll understand.
When it comes down to it for a conclusion, I’m always trying to evaluate if I really want to recommend this product to other users. Many times the answer isn’t as clear-cut as I wish… with all the different aspects to consider, not the least of which is that no one toy will be ideal for all users. This is the perfect example.
I like this toy. It’s not great, but it is unique. I enjoy using it, maybe for that reason alone, but its noisy and abrupt in its transitioning of expansion to contraction. Its not made from the most long-lasting material and it loses power quickly as the batteries drain. At almost $80 from Edenfantasys, it’s not going to work for everyone, and not everyone is going to like it. If it were a more reasonably priced, I’d say everyone should try it. But it’s a gamble. If you’re looking for a staple rabbit, look elsewhere. If you are looking for something different and unique, and have the money to spend, give this one a try.
Thank you Edenfantasys for sending me the Throbbing Hearts Erotic Rabbit by Doc Johnson to review!