Kink’s Out for Summer – ToyTorture.com Summer Break

Like every summer, I am taking a few weeks off from reviewing toys in order to travel and fully indulge into the fair weathered days & white nights. Ususally I return to the reviewing schedule at Folsom Europe. But since this year everything is a bit different, I might be back a little bit earlier.

So what can you look forward to in the second half of 2020? With solitary play still playing a big role in our lifes, I will kick off the new season with an Anal Toy Special, reviewing toys from beloved brands like Bad Dragon, Mr Hankey’s Toy or SquarePeg but also introducing new ones to ToyTorture.com like Weredog. Coming closer to Christmas and the Christmas bonus shopping season, I will take a look at once-in-a-lifetime purchases like Mr S Straitjackets or elaborate hoods. And in between I will sprinkle impact toys, bondage gear, maybe a massager or even another e-stim power box, making ToyTorture.com the mixed bag of perversions as you know it!

While there won’t be new reviews, I am still online on a regular basis. So visit my Recon or PlanetRomeo profile, follow me on Twitter or send me an e-mail if you need to advice.

Massage Flogger

Bare Leatherworks Massage Flogger

Vendor: Bare Leatherworks

Construction

The basic design of this flogger is fairly standard: One side with tails, other side handle. But that’s all that is standard about this toy. Instead of having a bunch of tails, this one only has 6 which are made out of soft and medium heavy bull-hide. They are 50mm wide and about 530mm long in full (or rather standard flogger tail length) size and 350mm in the medium size (for playing in more confined areas or using this flogger primarily on subs on spanking benches). I intentionally write “about” because on my flogger there was a difference of 9mm between the longest and the shortest tail! For a “normal” flogger, this would serious impact the play experience. But being a “massage” flogger you do not really just target with the tail tips but with the full length. The tails fixed to the handle by just putting a screw through them in the middle which is a “quick & dirty” way to make a flogger which in the end enables the rather low price.

Detail of the Rubber-Wrapped Handle

The handle is made out of wood with a “bulges” (the cover material not being plaited you cannot really call them knots) on both ends for a secure and comfortable grip. Despite the heavy tails, this flogger is extraordinarily well balanced! The center of mass lies right between the end of the grip section and the beginning up the upper bugle. Looking at my collection of 10 floggers this is the most balanced flogger I own!

The handle cover is quite unique: Instead of being covered in an elaborate plaited multi-color leather pattern, a long strap of industrial rubber is wrapped around and fixed buy multiple black screws in stainless steel grommets. The rubber provides a good and secure grip even with sweaty hands. So from a functional point of view, nothing speaks against this method and it safes a lot of time, material and money (thus the very competitive price). But as someone who sees a flogger also as a piece of craftsmanship and handcraft tradition, this flogger looks a big “basic” (or as another testee put it “Bad-ass Mad Max”-like…). At the bottom of the handle, an eyebolt is screwed into the wood. Through it two intertwined leather straps are threaded for a wrist or storage loop. This loop looks so “artistic” and lavish that it is a steep contrast to the rest of the rather “basic” flogger design. Not that I would mind…

Detail of the Eyebolt and the intertwined leather loop

For an extra $10 you can get the “Pro Grip” handle. When choosing this add-on, a thick wire that runs in a spiral beneath the rubber cover. This adds texture to the gripping surface. I tried the Pro Grip at Spexter in Munich years ago and found it too uncomfortable for my size 7½ hands. So I ordered this flogger with a standard grip. In the review process, I never felt that even in heavy scenes that I needed extra grip when throwing this flogger. Naturally my testees could not compare both handle types. But even the tops with the sweatiest hands never had gripping problems. In addition, none of the Bare Leatherworks impact toys I have come across in scenes over the last 5 years had the Pro Grip. Another possible add-on for $14 is adding two more tails for an extra powerful thud!

Free of charge is customizing the colors of the tails. You can choose between black, red, blue, purple, grey, green, white, yellow and pink and have different colors for the inner and outer tails.

Playing with the Massage Flogger

Usually, I am very skeptical when tails are just screwed to the top of the handle instead of carefully arranging them in a woven knot for optimal flying capabilities. But the Massage Flogger flies really well. I was actually surprised how good targeting and swinging was with it.

Detail of how the Tails are Attached to the Handle and the upper „bulge“

Of course, throwing this flogger takes some getting used to. Instead of straightening out a few dozens of tails more or less loosely flying into the same direction, there are only six (resp. 8). So it takes a bit less force and control to direct them towards a target.

After talking about the technical aspects, let’s look at the sensation side of this flogger. The impact sensation of this toy is unlike any sensation I have felt before from a long-range impact toys before. It does its name really justice. The width, weight and rounded tips of the tails only produce a deep, satisfying thud. If you hit the sub lightly, it will be like caressing, if you hit him full power, the sheer force will throw him forward in a shattering way. The level of thud you create is highly disproportional to the weight and mass of the tails. Most testees compared it to a at least 40 tail cow flogger. So even more than usual I highly recommend trying out this flogger with a trusted play partner starting with low intensity and a thorough debriefing.

Detail of the Round-Cut Tail Ends which are Sadly Unevenly Long

If you want to get a bit of sting out of the Massage Flogger you could try hitting with the tails’ sides. But on the one hand, the tails usually orientate themselves towards the wide side, on the other hands the tails being made out of soft leather, after hitting with the side, the surface “falls” on sub’s body adding thud.

Like all thuddy toys, extra care is advised when throwing this flogger. The amount of kinetic energy hitting the bottom’s body can severely damage organs if you hit anywhere except the left and right side of the rip cage (and not the spine!), chest, ass and thighs with much force!

Conclusion: Good value for money flogger with a unique sensation.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Unique sensation Not all tails have the same length Bare Leatherworks $99.95 – $133.95
Extremely well balanced
Good value for money Simple, industrial design instead of craftful plating

 

Oxballs Watersport Strap-On Gag

The Oxballs Watersport Strap-On Gag

Vendor: Regulation

Over the years Oxballs introduced several gags, plugs and even systems to turn greedy piss pigs into obedient urinals. All of them had their short-comings. But – to get ahead of myself – this one is a massive leap forward!

Construction

The main body of the gag is an US urinal-like shaped body which roughly measures 105x95mm; the bowel to piss in measures 80x72x45mm. Unlike its predecessors the body and the outlet is cast in one piece. The outlet tube sits at the bottom of the bowel, flanked by juts so the last drops gather in front of it. It is 37mm long and has a diameter of 30mm with a bulge at the end so it cannot slip between the teeth. Another important improvement is that the recess for the mouth now sits above the trough’s rim. So it can be filled to the max, the nose is still close enough to smell the piss but the sub can still break (and the top can easily hold his nostrils together without getting his hands wet when he doesn’t swallow quickly enough…).

Detail of the Trough’s Interior

Left and right, on top and bottom of the body are wings with rectangular holes. Through these neoprene straps are threaded. The each strap has four snap fasteners on one side to adjust the length between 230mm and 300mm to fit most heads. On the other side the four straps meet at the back of the head in an O-ring, yet again closed with a snap fastener. My recommendation is to switch the straps around because it is easier to adjust the length of the straps at the back of the sub’s head instead of fiddling around in front of his face. For this new gag Oxballs added another strap with four snap fasteners which runs across the head. It locks the gag firmer into place.

Detail of the Forehead Strap for an Extra Snug & Safe Fit

As already said the entire body is cast in one piece and made out of Oxballs FLEXtpr. It is non-toxic, phthalate free and thus body and drink safe. It cleanes easily and the liquids drip off beautifully, flowing towards the bottom of the trough 😉

Playing with the Watersport Strap-On Gag

The most important aspect of a piss gag are the performance KPIs: The trough and outlet tube have a capacity of 135ml if you fill it to the brim. While this does not sound much, the large internal diameter of the tube allows for a flow rate of roughly 3600ml per minute. It takes a trained piss sub with a good swallowing reflex to keep up with this amount of liquids entering his mouth. Since the gag is cast in one piece, there is now piss flowing out next to the outlet so the top can monitor how much piss is actually swallowed. While the trough is not too large, with a bit maneuvering two (slim) tops can piss into it simultaneously.

Detail of the Trough with the Wings for the Headstraps

The outlet tube has a very good ergonomic design. The diameter is small enough to prevent lockjaw even during longer periods. This partly due to the FLEXtpr being a soft material so the teeth rest comfortably on the tube. Yet it is sturdy enough to take some strong biting down to pinch off the piss flow. Also it is not too long to make subs even with small mouths gag yet long enough for somewhat effective tongue suppression. Of course, a determine sub can still block the liquid from entering his mouth but compared to other models on the market it takes more effort.

Detail of the Moutpiece

The new strap design is also a huge improvement. The wings on the side really hug the head. The two straps despite not using Velcro anymore and thus limiting the adjustability make for a more secure fit. The perpendicular strap improves the secure fit even more. But the more important aspect is the psychological one. The three straps for most of my testees turned a “simple” gag into a head harness, a piece of gear that enveloped their head. Add to the sense of drama and transformation when the straps are adjusted and fastened. This created for most of them a stronger piggy headspace, a feeling of being “turned” into an object to serve.

Conclusion: Effective and transformative piss head gear.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Design that prevents spoilage and makes blockage hard Trough is a bit small Regulation £89.99
Good flow rate capacity
Secure fit through many straps…
… with added mindfucking effect
Easy to clean

Cockhead Focusing Pods

The P.E.S. Electro Cockhead Focusing Pods with 4mm Banana Jack Adapter

Vendor: P.E.S. Electro

This is the last review of this year’s E-Stim Special and it is readers pick. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across this electrode in the far back right corner my electrode drawer. Having bought this toy years ago in a Regulation sale, I thought I reviewed it ages ago. But it turns out, I didn’t.

P.E.S. used to be a player in the electrode game. But about 5 years ago they vanished almost entirely from the kink retail scene. So I put it in the hands of my followers on Twitter if they were interested in a “legacy” review and well… you can figure out the outcome yourself.

Detail of the Connection of the Glans Rim Ring and Glans Tube

Design

The Cockhead’s design is fairly simple: The basis is a ring made out of a stiff 5mm conductive silicone. This ring comes in diameter of 25mm, 32mm and 38mm. So it is not really made for the well-endowed members of the kink scene. Perpendicular to this ring runs an 110mm long and 3mm thick conductive silicone tube. On one side, It is connected to the base ring using a plastic pin. On the other side it runs through a hole in the base ring, allowing for adjustment according to the glans length. Between the connector and the hole, three 10mm gold-plated spheres can be moved freely. The end of the glans tube is wrapped in a barrel-shaped piece of plastic with a copper pin at the end. Onto this pin you clip an overall 150mm long lead that ends in a 4mm banana jack.

Detail of the Focusing Pods

Playing with the Cockhead Focusing Pods

The design closely resemblance the one of the (considerably younger) Mystim Plunging Pete. However, the Cockhead Focusing Pods is a very different toy. First of all, it is a monopole so you always need a second electrode connected to the same channel to create a sensation. Due to the physics of e-stim, the stimulation is almost only felt on the focusing pods; you can get a bit of feeling on the glans ring if you apply conductive lube on it. But since the pods have relatively little mass and contact area, in almost all electrode setups, the focusing pods will be the area where the sensation is felt. This enables easy and potentially devious experimentation. Either place all at the frenulum, use the draft of the glans tube to pull it lightly into the piss slit or set the entire glans on electric fire. Especially when you have two little sheets of rubber at your hand to place below the pods to isolate individual ones in different scenarios, the Cockhead Focusing Pods offers a wide variety of play.

Detail of the Lead Connection

The thick tubes are also an advantage compared to the Plunging Pete. If the size fits the bottom, the Cockhead stays in plays even in high intensity scenes with an active bottom. Though I have to put an emphasis on “if the size fits”. While other head stimulators offer adjustability to meet every cock size, the Cockhead electrodes of P.E.S. are hit and miss: Either the dick fits, the electrode falls off easily or pinches uncomfortably. This is a particular problem because being only sold in 0.25’’ diameter steps, there are a lot of dicks and glans which are just in between and do not work with this electrode.

Another disadvantage of the design is that it is hard to clean since there are a lot of entry points for water which can be trapped inside. So my piece of advice is not to wash the electrode in warm soap water like others, even when you have used conductive lube. Instead wipe excess lube off and use spray-on sanitizer to clean lube residue off and sterilize the toy.

Conclusion: Mono-polar cockhead electrode for heavy play – if it fits well on the glans
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Sturdy build … if the dick has the right size since not adjustable P.E.S.  Electro $79.95
Good fit…
Difficult to clean
Monopole

E-Bead 2.0

Small & Large E-Stim Systems E-Bead 2.0

Vendor: E-Stim Systems

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the new E-Stim Systems version of Mr SElectrified World’s Most Comfortable Butt Plug that. Since the WMCBP has always been a signature product of Mr S, another product E-Stim Systems now manufactures for them got little attention: The E-Bead 2.0. In my opinion too little attention, to let’s take a look at this toy.

Design

The E-Bead 2.0 is a bi-polar, insertable electrode. This means you do not need another electrode for stimulation. The two poles equally sized and barrel-shaped which taper about a third each way towards their flat tops and bottoms. Between them is a thin isolator made out of black polymer. Unlike other E-Stim Systems electrode, both poles are permanently connected. Due to this design, there are now two 4mm banana jacks on the bottom of the electrode but a 155cm long sturdy lead with a 3.5mm jack is soldered onto is.

What the E-Bead 2.0 does have in common with E-Stim Systems other premium electrode is aircraft grade aluminum they are made out of. The surface features a brushing that gives the material a silk-like look and feel.

The E-Beads 2.0 comes in two sizes for different experience levels.

Size Overall Length Barrel Diameter Barrel Length Isolator Length Weight
Small 96mm 32mm 38mm 20mm 130g
Large 124mm 38mm 51mm 22mm 255g

Playing with the E-Bead 2.0

If you have played before with other premium insertables from E-Stim Systems, you will soon realize that the E-Bead 2.0 is unlike (almost) every other electrode they make. This is largely due to both sides being equally large and equally heavy or to be frank, a bit tail-heavy due to the lead. Since both barrels have the same, large mass and relatively large surface area, the sensation of the E-Bead 2.0 is mostly smooth – depending on your power box, program and output level. This is not really a short-coming but if you wrap your head around it, it becomes a cool new way of playing.

Detail of the Flat Barrel Tops and the Soldered Lead

The most common game my tested played was challenging (looser) subs standing straight or suspended in a harness to keep the electrode in. While this does not sound too hard at first glance, the E-Bead focuses most of the stimulation directly on the sphincter causing the sub to tense it. When the stimulation decreases, he relaxes and the electrode could fall out. A loosely related game did a dom play with his sub: Put him in a jockstrap, loose shorts, attach the electrode to a remote controlled box and the sub has to walk around and not facing the embarrassment of a buttplug electrode falling out of his ass. He tried this type of play with other electrodes but since the base usually has considerably less weight than the head, it only worked well with either extremely large electrodes or the E-Bead 2.0.

As an electrode for lying down, the E-Bead 2.0 got mixed reviews from bottoms. Some liked the slimmer footprint since there is not base, others found the lower barrel too long and thus uncomfortable. And of course, depending on the bottom’s experience level, there is a chance of the electrode just slipping in.

Detail of the Isolator between the Two Poles

The highlight of the E-Bead 2.0 is of course the fact that through the soldered lead it is a closed system. This means the electrode can be completely pushed into the rectum. This is opens up a completely new field of e-stim play. Through the large mass and length, the electrode “spins” inside the hole, touching areas otherwise never stimulated. The effect intensifies when the bottom wiggles and moves and thus somehow comes close to feedback loops created by audio or movement programs on power boxes: The more the bottom moves, the more movement inside the rectum, the more stimulation. Especially with the large electrode, electrode’s mass moving around inside the body adds another layer of stimulation. This kind of sensation is the strongest when the sub moves freely, when walking for example. Another unique experience for loose subs is when a skilled top slip two fingers in and press the prostate between the two poles for a mind-blowing stimulation.

Of course, this construction makes handling the E-Bead 2.0 a bit different from other electrodes. You must not pull on the lead to get it out! The lead is sturdy but not made to handle this kind of force. Instead, the bottom should push it out. Due to the shape, the electrode sometimes “jams” inside the rectum but rest assured: Everything that goes in, comes out again. Though being fistable for the top to grab it manually is nifty and adds another aspect to the play 😉 Since the electrode can’t be disassembled, simply wash the body and the lead in warm soap water, leaving the plug outside the water.

Conclusion: High quality and nimble electrodes for unique stimulations inside the rectum
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Unique sensations inside the rectum Hard to keep in when only one pole is inside the rectum E-Stim Systems Small: £95.95
Large: £104.95
Long Lead
Excellent Build Quality A bit more difficult to clean than other E-Stim Systems premium electrode

eVac

The Vast eVac with the two Possible Electrode Rods

Vendor: Vast (formerly Demask Dortmund)

Construction

At a first glance, the eVac looks like a standard vacuum cylinder for cock pumping. The tube has an internal length of 245mm and a diameter of 50mm. The base is very wide with a diameter of 105mm and 10mm thick with rounded edges. The large base helps to reduce pressure on the pubic bone and makes creating a vacuum seal easier. Another attribute that sets this toy apart from other vacuum cylinders is the vacuum valve sitting on the side instead on top. The valve is a standard valve so you can use the eVac with most of your existing pumps and hoses like from LA Pump or Thickwall Cylinders.

On top of the cylinder is a short stainless steel tube with an M12 outer thread. It is tightly screwed and airtight foamed against the acrylic top. Through this tube you thread a 10mm steel rod from inside the cylinder. While every rod has a 4mm banana jack on top, the bottom comes in two varieties: The first one features a half-dome with a diameter of 48mm at the bottom and has an overall length of 225mm. The other one is 275mm long, has a rounded tip for urethra insertion and can also be ordered in an 8mm version if your urethra cannot handle 10mm sounds. This rod comes with a half-dome that has a 10mm hole in the middle that leads into a short tube. On the side of the tube there is a little screw with a 3mm hex to fix it on any height. To keep the rod in place inside the cylinder it is fixed with a cap nut that has a rubber seal inside for an airtight closure of the cylinder.

Detail of the Sounding and Half-Dome Ends of the Two Electrodes

Like all products leaving the workshops of Vast, the eVac is top notch quality: The cylinder is made out of thick and sturdy acrylic. The individual parts are glued with painstaking attention to detail so there is no messy glue-line visible. The acryl has been flamed thoroughly so the tube it is completely clear while the top and the base is solid black. All metal parts are stainless steel (resp. the cap nut has a brass interior) with flawless finish, all weld seams have been smoothed,

Playing with the eVac

The first thing my testees noticed was the relatively small vacuum cylinder of the eVac. This is actually a feature because through the smaller volume, the vacuum take effect more quickly and even small pump movements will produce noticeable results. In combination with the wide base for even distribution of the cylinder’s rim down-force, it is a pretty comfortable vacuum cylinder compared to others.

Detail of the Vacuum Valve and the Cap Nut to Fix the Electrode

The pièce de résistance of course is the rod-shaped electrode. The “gentler” one of the two is the simple half-dome one. You can either use it for pleasure play by positioning it contacting a large area of the glans already. This was the e-stim stimulation will basically stay the same, adding to the heightened sensitivity and vacuum sensation of the dick while you keep pumping. More devious of course is placing the electrode just a bit away from the dick. As you keep pumping and the dick keeps growing, the penis tip will make contact at some point, getting a shock and go soft a bit – until you pump a bit more, it gets harder again and the cycle starts over.

The eVac equipped with the Sounding Electrode

A bit more intense is the sounding electrode. You can approach this toy from two angles: First, just play the same game of short touching as with the half-domed one. But since the sound’s tip has a smaller surface area, the shock of touch will be more intense and pointed. Second, you can of course insert the tip into the urethra. This way there is an initial e-stim connection right away. As you start pumping, the sound will penetrate the dick further, adding a deeper stretch sensation while the e-stim sensation will fade a bit due to the larger contact area.

Inserting the half-domed electrode is a bit of hassle since the rod if considerably shorter than the cylinder. My recommendation: Put the half-dome onto a silicone dildo’s glans. The silicone’s stickiness will keep the electrode in play for easy navigation. Since the sounding rod is way longer, you do not have the problem with that electrode.

Detail of the Banana Jack and the Adjustable Half-Dome of the Sounding Electrode

Naturally, the eVac’s rod is a monopole. This means, you will need to connect an anal or scrotal electrode to the same channel as the rod. I have seen a prototype of a sheet electrode to be put below wide base. If you are interested, I am pretty sure Vast can manufacture something on demand.

Since the complete rod is one big pole, a word of warning when handling this toy while playing on your own. Especially when the tip of the toy has not touched your dick yet, touching the rod barehanded will let the currency flow through your arm and potentially through your heart! Because of that, for selfplay, I recommend wearing rubber gloves to prevent accidents from happening.

Conclusion: Unique electrode for elaborate and devious e-stim cock play.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Unique combination of cock pumping and e-stim Well-endowed dicks need custom cylinder Vast/ Demask Dortmund Cylinder with Half-Domed Electrode: 249€

Cylinder with Sounding Electrode: 299€

Wide base for even draft distribution Half-Dome electrode difficult to install
Meticulous manufacturing quality

E-Stim Systems Remote

The E-Stim System Remote

Vendor: E-Stim Systems

In 2010 E-Stim Systems introduced the Series 1 Remote (now called Classic Remote to avoid confusion), their first remotely controlled e-stim power box which was quite the crowd pleaser. In 2020, with 10 years of technological advances, they introduced their new Remote. So let’s find out what a decade of progress has yielded.

Construction

On a first glance, not much has changed on the outside. It is still a rectangular box made out of quality, sturdy black polymer which measuring 111x68x28mm (respectively 34mm if you take the depth of the belt clip on the back into account) is slightly larger than the Classic Remote. The panel at the front side features one 3.5mm socket on the left and the power switch on the right. Behind the power switch the microphone is located. Another input method is the new motion sensor.

Detail of the LED Panel

The upper side features the same graphic grey dot design and colored logo of all “modern” E-Stim Systems power boxes like the Pebble. On top of this panel there are two LEDs: The left flashes when the box is firing, the right with the wireless logo lights up when the box receives signals from the remote. In the panel middle there is a line of seven LEDs which are dual-used. Firstly, the five center LEDS indicate which program is selected through a flash pattern (see below). Secondly, the seven LEDs are the indicator for the for the 27 power levels using different flash patterns for each LED: First flashing slow, then medium, then fast until it stays on. The box is powered by a standard 9V block battery which’s compartment is on the bottom. So if the battery runs out of power you can replace it easily and quickly during the scene.

The box is entirely controlled via a small remote control measuring 59.5x33x8.5mm, featuring a key ring at the bottom and the same graphic, modern design like the power box on top. On the top left corner there is a green LED that flashes when the remote transmits. To control the power box, there are four buttons. In the left there is a “Plus” and a “Minus” button for controlling the power level. On the right on top is the “Fire” button; at the bottom is a circular arrow. Pressing this button and the “Minus” button simultaneously triggers the program selection. You can now cycle through the programs with the “Plus” and “Minus” buttons and select it with the circular arrow button.

Detail of the Screwed Battery Compartment of the Remote Control

Out of the box, the remote control needs to be paired with the power box in a simple process: Turn the power box on and press the pairing button at the bottom of the battery compartment. Then press any button on the remote control until the right top LED on the power box flashes. Finally press any button on the remote control again to finish the pairing process. While this is more hassle than other products on the market, it ensures that the remote controlled is paired with YOUR box. This is important especially in public play spaces where multiple boxes can be present simultaneously.

Replacing the remote control’s battery is a bit of a pain in the ass because you need a very small screw driver to open the battery compartment. Even with extensive usage I did not manage to deplete the battery so I guess this will not be necessary too often.

Detail of the Remote’s Top Panel with 3.5mm Jack and Power Switch

Like all E-Stim Systems Premium Products the Remote has a lifetime warranty if you register it at their website. Again, like all of their power boxes it comes in a black carrying case lined with foam. If you cut the foam a bit on your own, there is plenty of space for some basic electrodes. Out of the box the Remote comes with a quick start guide , a battery, 4 pad electrodes and one 3.5mm jack to 2mm pin plug leads. While I can understand the choice so you can out of the box connect the box to the pad electrode it is still a bit annoying because most E-Stim Systems electrodes are laid out for 4mm banana plugs (for more detailed information of the carrying case’s content, read my unboxing).

Playing with the Remote Power Box

When you turn on the box, there is a 3 second self-test during which the seven LEDs in the middle light up after each other. If the battery is low, only the first LED flashes. The Remote always boots to no program and power level zero. So you first need to select your program and then the power level to start the stimulation.

Program Name Sensation Adjust Effect Fire Button Flashing Pattern
Fire Firing continuously at the pre-selected intensity level as long the as the “Fire” button is pressed (automatically cuts out after 30sec) Softness of sensation First and second LED
Flo Continuous output Softness of sensation Increases intensity by 4 levels Second and seventh LED
Pulse Single Pulses Speed of pulses Continuous firing First and third LED
Training Mode Minus – firing 25% output

Adjust – firing 50% output

Plus – firing 75% output

100% output Third and seventh LED
Teese Rising sensation until selected maximum power level Cycle length Increases intensity by 4 levels First and fourth LED
Torment Continuous output which changes from soft to stingy Cycle length Increases intensity by 4 levels Fourth and seventh LED
Audio Low Pattern is based on audio input (lower microphone sensitivity baseline) Microphone sensitivity 100% output First and fifth LED
Audio High Pattern is based on audio input (higher microphone sensitivity baseline) Microphone sensitivity 100% output Fifth and seventh LED
Motion Low Pattern is based on movement of the box (lower motion sensor sensitivity baseline) Motion sensor sensitivity 100% output First and sixth LED
Motion High Pattern is based on movement of the box (higher motion sensor sensitivity baseline) Motion sensor sensitivity 100% output Sixth and seventh LED

Detail of the Belt Clip

The Remote uses a digital processor to create the wave patterns. This is where you can probably see the biggest improvement over the last 10 years. While old digital boxes produced “edged” output compared to the seamless analogue ones, the Remote’s programs are smooth. That being said, the sensation can of course be mean and stingy, depending on the power level and the adjustment. While 28 power levels might not sound much, the maximum output level has significantly increased over the Classic Remote and should be enough for most e-stim players. Of course, the steps between the individual levels can be challenging. So especially when playing with a novice be cautious when you increase the sensitivity.

Detail of the Remote’s Control

The programs echo the main purpose of the box: Controlling your sub remotely. The box misses classic “pleasurable” programs like Wave or Milk mostly used on fettered subs. Instead it focuses on bringing the sub’s attention to the top or tormenting him. Like almost all build-in microphones of e-stim units it is not that great and sensitive. So if you want to use the audio feature, place the power switch directly in front of the audio source for a good and detailed input. On the other hand, the motion sensor is VERY sensitive! The devious (sadistic) mind will probably soon find many ways to create feedback loops or bring the sub in precarious situation when the belt clip is attached to a freely moving object like a harness’ d-ring.

E-Stim Systems claims the radio range of the remote control is 100m. In order to test it I took a sub to a running track on a sunny day and managed 97m range. Factors like walls (and what they are made out of), people, battery strength and even humidity will impact the range! So at large events or when sitting to far away from your playroom, consider moving closer to your sub when he does not react as expected.

In the end, all things considered – especially the functionality of the “Fire” button -, the Remote is a bit more of a sadist’s toy who want to train the sub instead of a pleasure device.

Conclusion: Remote controlled e-stim power box with programs more on the sadistic side.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Powerful Only one channel E-Stim Systems

(Manufacturer)

£199
Audio & motion sensor
Individual pairing of box and remote control Battery of remote control hard to replace
Belt clip

Sirius & Habanero Prostate Massager

The ElectraStim Sirius (left) and Habanero (right) laying on the Storage Bag

Vendor: ElectraStim

Last year ElectraStim introduced their new Fusion range of e-stim toys which stands out through a signature red & black color pattern. So for this year’s E-Stim Special I decided to compare how the new Fusion prostate massager compares to their “old” yet still in production Noir one.

Design

Both toys follow the same basic design: A bean shaped head sits on a small neck perpendicular to a roughly kidney shaped body. At the bottom of it, there is a hinge to adjust the angle between the body and the base. This is necessary because everyone’s anatomy is different so in order to target the prostate some adjustment is necessary.

The base is oval and again a bit bulky. Through the bulgy at the tip, it can be used to stimulate the prostate area on the perineum. Inside the lower half of the sides there are grooves for better grip when manually moving the toy to massage the prostate. At first glance, the base is the biggest difference between the two toys: At the Sirius it is completely smooth and has for 2mm pin jacks perpendicular to the bottom. The Habanero has four ridges on the top and at the bottom there is a big recess with two 2mm pin jacks parallel to the body and deep cable ducts to organize the lead.

Detail how both Toys can Bend to adjust to each Body

Other difference come up when you look at both toys more closely. While both have a max. insertable length of 115mm, the Habanero is bulkier in all dimensions: The head measures 29x43mm vs. 25x41mm; the body 34x44mm vs. 29x37mm. Also the cast seam running around both toys in the middle is almost not noticeable on the Habanero while you can see albeit not really feel it inside your anus on the Sirius.

As you can tell form the number of jacks, the Habanero is a bi-polar toy. The black conductive silicone patches are very prominent on the red silicone of the body. Both patches run on the sides from the head down to the neck above the base. The Sirius has four conductive patches: Two on top of the base and two running from the head till the middle of the body.

Both toys are made out of medical grade silicone. So they are a 100% body-safe – and a dust magnet. As you can see from the pics, despite washing them thoroughly before taking the pictures for this review, the time to dry was enough for them to get dusty again. Luckily they are easy to clean! Just wash them in hot dish-soap water, let them dry, spray sanitizer and then store them away. To protect them from other plasticizers of other toys in your toy box, they come with a nifty cloth storage bag.

Detail of the 2mm Pin Jacks of both Toys

Playing with the Sirius and Habanero

There are two aspects to look at when comparing the two toys: The mechanical and electronic stimulation. Mechanical stimulation means putting rubbing and pressing on the prostate both inside the rectum and on the perineum and enjoying the stretching sensation inside the anus when moving the toy in and out. In this category the Habanero is clearly ahead. Being bulkier, the stimulation on all three areas is stronger. A healthy prostate has about the size of a walnut. The slightly flatter and larger head of the Habanero is better to target it. There is a lower chance of slipping when applying pressure on it. When “tickling” it between the head’s bottom and the neck, the longer slope is beneficial. The same applies for the more voluminous body for stretching the anus. Because it is considerably longer than wide, twisting it inside the anus or during fucking, is an interesting experience. Over time, most testees developed a “routine” how to move the massager to synchronize maximum prostate and anus stimulation. This is important because piling up as much sensations as possible is necessary to ultimately achieve an anal or prostate orgasm. Though both take a lot of practice so don’t expect them out of the box (unless you are VERY talented). Finally, there is the perineum stimulation and to be honest, there is not that much difference. The ridges on the Habanero do not increase the stimulation significantly. If you are hair, it is actually quite the reverse. But again, the bulkier size helps with the applying pressure to the prostate and the larger base generally make the control of the manual stimulation easier.

I was lucky enough to have both plugs tested by (almost) anal virgins in order to determine if Sirius’ smaller size has an advantage there. It’s not that you accuse me of only testing the toys on fist sluts who know no size limitations. Yes, of course the Sirius is easier to take. But for both toys these two recommend some pre-stretching. The complex shape going wider and thinner several times is a bit of a challenge for an inexperienced anus. Once pre-stretched, the size difference is almost not there anymore.

Detail of the Sirius‘ Poles on the Body’s Side and Bottom’s Top

Naturally, both toys should be well-lubed before being used. ONLY use water-based lube on them. Silicone lube will disintegrate the toy, starting with making the surface sticky. Furthermore, silicone lube is an isolator while water-based lube conducts electricity which is essential for the electronic stimulation.

Before I dive into looking in the differences of the two toys, first a short general excurse on e-stim sensation: Independently from the selected program and power unit, it is determined by mass and surface area of the conductor. The smaller and lighter, the stingier it will be. Being made out of conductive silicone, the sensation of both toys is on the stingier side of the sensation spectrum. This is not necessarily as unpleasant as it sounds. In low intensity it can be an enticing tingling. But when turning it up, it can become excruciating more quickly than on metal plugs for example.

This being said, looking at the two toys, this time the Sirius won more favors in my testee panel. This is largely due to having four poles. A vertical pole split instead of a horizontal is unusual for an insertable electrode but a common on ElectraStim products. Through this layout the popular fucking sensation of the wave-like patterns is not popular. Instead it focuses the sensation right inside the sphincter which leads to an interesting phase of re-discovering your power box. When I played with both plugs, I started to like programs I never liked and hated some of my favorites. Since the Sirius does not only have poles on the sides but also on the top of the base, you can create a connection between those pole pairs. Then the currency somewhat flows through the prostate which I personally found a more enjoyable and more stimulation experience (the prostate rivals the anus with nerve ending density). However, since the leads stick out of the bottom of the Sirius instead of being lead out of the body like on the Habanero, using the Sirius is a bit complicated. You can basically only use it lying down, while you can sit on the Habanero, riding and grinding it for max. manual stimulation.

So, in the end, which one of the two is for you? It depends on what you are looking for. If your focus is on e-stim, get the Sirius. It is more flexible and the more elaborate e-stim toy. Also, if you are familiar with e-stim, you have probably found ways of dealing with suboptimal lead positions. If your primary focus is the manual stimulation you want to spice up with added e-stim fun, I would recommend the Habanero. All things considered, the prostate play savvy members of my testee panel managed to get prostate orgasms with both. So regardless which one of the two you choose, with enough training (and being chaste long and not too long enough I have been told…), you will learn how to climax with them.

Conclusion: Silicone prostate massager with added e-stim function and interesting pole layout
Pros Cons Where to get Price
Good complex shape for manual stimulation Unpractical jack position on Sirius ElectraStim Noir Sirius: £ 59
Fusion Habanero: £79
Electrodes placed for unique stimulation
Bi-polar so no other electrodes necessary

E-WMCBP 2.0

The E-Stim Systems E-WMCBP 2.0

Vendor: E-Stim Systems

A little bit over 4 ½ years ago I reviewed the original version of Mr S’ Electrified World’s Most Comfortable Butt Plug. Mr S discontinued the original model some time again – both the electrified one (probably because there have been problems with lead fractures) and “analog” one. In March 2019 a new all-silicone version was introduced, leaving e-stim lovers twitching bit unsatisfied. Luckily half a year later Mr S Leather proudly presented E-Stim Systems as the manufacturer of an all new Electrified World’s Most Comfortable Butt Plug or short E-WMCBP 2.0. Being a big fan of E-Stim Systems’ premium electrodes and having to live up to a massive legacy, I was very excited for this review! Let’s see how the E-WMCBP 2.0 performs.

Design

As the name already states the E-WMCBP 2.0 is an insertable electrode and like almost all premium E-Stim Systems ones a bi-polar one, meaning you don’t need another electrode to enjoy the sensation. Like its brothers it is made out of aircraft grade aluminum which is treated with E-Stim Systems’ “new” matt finished, giving it a slik-like look and feel.

Detail of the Screw and Banana Jack for the Body

The basic form follows the one of the original World’s Most Comfortable Butt Plug: The body starts out cone-shaped with a dull tip followed by a barrel-shaped middle section which about 60% of the overall body length until it tapers again into a cone-shaped bottom. The transition from sloped cone to straight barrel is softly rounded and thus a bit more comfortable than on the original toy.

Like all E-Stim Systems premium electrodes now follows a neck made out of a black polymer which 28mm long and has a diameter of 11mm. This houses and isolates (together with a small white polymer washer) the stainless steel screw from the base. At the bottom of the screw there is not only a 4mm banana jacket but also a 2mm deep hex key socket.

The base is a disc with 50mm diameter and 11mm height. The middle is slightly tapering towards the neck and softly flows into the disc’s surface. On base’s side there is another hole for a 4mm banana plug, turning the disc into the second pole.

The E-WMCBP 2.0 comes in two sizes. Both sizes share the base but the body is significantly different.

Size Overall Length Body Diameter Body Length Weight
Medium 126mm 38mm 75mm 270g
Large 139mm 44mm 88mm 355g

The E-WMCBP 2.0 Disassembled

Playing with the E-WMCBP 2.0

Being an e-stim plug, let’s see how the E-WMCBP 2.0 performs in that regard. Being offering a large mass and surface, this electrifiable butt plug provides very smooth and pleasurable sensations to start out with. Though depending on the box, program and power level naturally can turn into a stingy beasty. The relatively large and thick base compared to other E-Stim Systems’ insterables makes the sensation even a tad bit softer than other plugs. Due to the top-down-pole-distribution this plug is perfect for the often sought getting-fucked sensation wave-shaped programs provide.

All the points more or less also applied to the original design. The greatest different is the mechanical and thus handling aspect of the new plug. The most important difference is the stiff neck that connects the base with the body. Being rigid there is a leverage effect, especially when being outside and walking. In combination with the heavy and voluminous body this lead to interesting sensation inside the rectum, particularly when the head hits the prostate.

Detail of the Base with the Banana Jack and Tapering Center

My testee panel was split on judging this effect. Some enjoyed the added stimulation, other said that WMCBP lost a bit of its charm and USP of being comfortable, even almost unnoticeable wearable over hours without the flexible connection. I have never been a fan of long-term plug wearing so I cannot tip the scales. So when you have to replace a possible broken original Electrified Worlds Most Comfortable Butt Plug keep in mind that the wearing sensation can be very different. Since the neck is longer and thinner than on all other E-Stim Systems’ electrodes, the sphincter closes up more, so through the leverage this event is intensified when the anus twitched from the stimulation. As an added bonus the thinner and longer neck lowered the risk of the plug falling out when being out and about. This effect is supported by the different base design. The original base had a flat surface that was connected by a 45° edge to the sides. So a relatively large, flat surface was pressing against the anus, having some leverage effect. It is surprising, but the little tapering middle section makes for an enormously more comfortable, almost ergonomic wearing experience, compensating a bit the negative effect of the solid neck.

Detail of the Tapered Body with Blunt Tip

The stiff neck has another advantage. The original plug was a nightmare to push through the sphincter once lubed the toy. The body became slippery and gripping the base did not provide any help at all. With the rigid connection, even after lubing up the base serves as a comfortable handle. Speaking of insertion: Being made completely out of metal and polymer, in theory you can now use silicone lube with the E-WMCBP 2.0 – but only if you use it without e-stim stimulation. Silicone lube is an isolator. If you want sizzling e-stim fun, only use water-based lube (Specific e-stim lube is not necessary in most cases. Personally I use Swiss Navy Waterbased for e-stim).

Following the E-Stim Systems’ standard design for premium insertables, the E-WMCBP 2.0 addresses two of my major points of criticism on the original toy: Where on the legacy version lead fractures was a constant threat, the E-WMCBP 2.0 is virtually indestructible. Also cleaning is a jiffy: Unscrew the body from the base, take all elements apart and wash in hot dish-soap water, dry, sanitize, done.

Conclusion: An evolution in quality and performance of an iconic toy while losing a bit of the original’s uniqueness
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Very smooth sensation Through stiff neck probably not the “World’s MOST Comfortable” butt plug anymore E-Stim Systems Medium: £104.95
Large: £114.95
Unique Base-Body-Pole ratio
Excellent Build Quality & virtually Indestructible
Easy to clean

Tenderizer Paddle

Vendor: Ballistic Metal

The Ballistic Metal Tenderizer Paddle

In early January 2019 I was approached by Ballistic Metal if I was interested in designing a paddle for them. In the past, I have been involved with toy design of other manufacturers so I was excited to design a toy from scratch. My approach was not design something completely crazy and new but combine elements iconic for Ballistic Metal in a new way.

In order to not be too fanboyish over my own creation, this review is heavily based on the opinion of my testees who were not informed they were testing a design created by me.

Design

The Tenderizer Paddle is a medium-size compact paddle. The overall length of this paddle is 330mm from which 130mm belong to the handle. The handle tapers towards the middle for a more secure and comfortable grip and was inspired by the Viper Paddle, back in early 2019 the only Ballistic Metal paddle to feature this handle design. Since one of my functional points of criticism of the vinyl covered handles of most of the other Ballistic Metal paddles is the covered up hole for a wrist loop, naturally I added a hole for a strap at the end of the handle.

Detail of the Ergonomic Handle

The main body measures 200x75mm. One side is smooth, the other side is textured with 3x3x1.5mm pyramids, known from the Tenderizer ball crusher. Due to manufacturing reasons this pattern is milled out of the paddle and thus surrounded by a small rim instead of rising from the paddle’s surface. In the middle of the impact area there is a 150x33mm rectangular hole.

Back than “like all”, now “like most” Ballistic Metal paddles, the Tenderizer is made out of 6.5mm thick aircraft grade aluminum (I’d love to get my hands on one of their limited edition polymer paddles).

Playing with the Tenderizer Paddle

The starting point for the design and the most noted design feature by my testees was the rectangular hole in the middle of the impact area. Since aluminum does not give at all (in safe play situations…), most aluminum paddles struggle with air resistance and an air cushion forming between the spankee’s body and the impact area both softening the blow. This effect is greatly reduced through this design, making the impact and sting more intense. By implication this means the Tenderizer is not paddle for novices or starting out a scene. While you can use the paddle for light tapping, the hole prevents an even warm-up of the skin over a large body area.

Detail of the Pyramid Pattern Impact Area

But the paddle is living up to what is has been designed to be: A tough and nimble paddle. The two different sides can be used to control the impact intensity. The smooth side is a bit softer pain-wise yet colors the skin more quickly. The side with the Clous de Paris pattern (the technical term for a pyramid pattern) stings more for several reasons. First, the initial impact is focused on the pyramids’ tips. Second, the air cushion is compressed between the pyramids so the dampening effect is lesser. If you are a mean top, move the paddle along the body during the impact for an abrasive sensation. The quicker you pull, the stronger the sensation.

The paddles dimensions and the grip were intentionally made considerably smaller than other ones so the paddle could be twisted while securely holding onto it to reach delicate body areas. While the hole does not really make the paddle suitable for CBT, it is a good one to specifically target the sensitive thigh areas on the inside or just below the ass. It is also narrow enough to hit the bottom of the feet. However, be careful when hitting this body area with full force! The unforgiving aluminum might injure the delicate bones inside the foot.

Detail of the Smooth Surface

Of course, what applies to all aluminum paddles, applies for this one too: The range of sensations can easily be extended by cooling or heating this paddle. After a scene, cleaning is easy. Wash it in hot soap water and sanitize afterwards. For even more thoroughly cleaning, bleach can be used but is frankly not necessary.

Conclusion: Intense, heavy duty paddle with two distinct sides.
Pro Cons Where to get Price
Two different sides for wider range of sensations Pattern not as intense as possible due to “sunken” design Ballistic Metal $79.95
Intense impact due to limited air draft
Comfortable grip
Virtually indestructible
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