Vendor: Hot Octorpuss
In lack of better words the overall shape of the Pulse Solo Lux is like a hand axe – and for a good reason. It is the THE gensis of ALL handtools because it lies good in the hand. And so does this masturbator. It has a nicely rounded outer shell with a diameter of 67mm and the barrel shaped body tapered towards a pointy tip over the length of 106mm.
The front is made out of a sturdy polymere while the side and the back is clad in stiff yet soft to the touch silicone. The cover flows into two wings you wrap around the penis. Below the wings are three grooves and a 2.54mm diameter vibrating plate. On the left side of the body is the power button which is also used to shuffle through the programs as well as the power boost button. On the right side there are buttons to turn the power up and down. As an avid reader might know from my silicone anal toy reviews: Yes of course it attracts dust like nothing else and is something you just have to live with.
The entire toy is completely sealed to make it waterproof. This means, there are no interchangeable batteries. You charge the internal one through a magnetically attached lead you plug into an USB charger. The contacts on the Pulse Solo Lux should be cleaned well. When I charged it mid-scene a layer of cum actually was thick enough to prevent the charging. Also, lead must be perfectly aligned in order to charge. Luckily there is a little LED at the back which indicates if the toy is charging and when the process is done. The magnet is tiny so do not expect MagSafe level of connectivity or self-alignment. Even a little pull on the lead can break the connection, leaving your toy uncharged when you need it. It takes about 3h to charge the batteries completely. Depending on the mode and the intensity you get between 45 and 115 minutes of play out of one charge.
For storage especially during travel the Pulse Solo Lux comes with a satin drawstring back with cute little satin laces to close. At the risk of being called out for fragile masculinity but for a toy that calls himself “Guybrator” and wants to address stigma issues of erectile dysfunction, sex in the senior demographics, etc. I would have wished for a little bit more masculine packaging. But maybe this is just me.
A nifty add-on is the remote control. It comes in a silicone wrist band with a pin buckle. The silicon wraps so tightly around the unit that it is shielded from water and lube just like the masturbator itself. And, you have guessed it: Silicone = dust attraction.
Playing with the Pulse Solo Lux
For me and my testees the Pulse Solo Lux was a game changer how we looked and experienced self-induced orgasms. I had a lot of strong, literally mind blowing orgasms in my life. The first one with this toy is definitely top 5 and yet very hard to describe. Along with my testees I try my best to put into words what self-pleasuring with the Pulse Solo Lux means: The build-up when the tension in the groin rises, you balls get pulled closer to the body was longer and more intense than almost any solo orgasm in the past. When I reached the climax it was stronger, longer and more intense. But it did not stop there. The good, tingling feeling was prolonged through the vibration even after the orgasm ended. This order and intensity of sensations keeps on coming and coming every time you use the Pulse Solo Lux. In the time my testees and I have used it, the effect never wore off. So despite being skeptical about the rave reviews I have read online this little device delivered what was promised: Intense, longer lasting orgasms.
To fully unleash the potential of this toy takes some experimentation. The out of the box experience with pressing the continuously vibrating plate against your frenulum is horny and fun. But the real intense ride begins when you find your sweet spot which might not necessarily be directly onto the frenulum. As an uncut guy with a pierced dick, squeezing my foreskin between the PA and the vibrating plate is the best place for me: It stimulates the many and sensitive nerve endings of my foreskin while the piercing channels the vibration deep inside my urethra and glans. Another testee enjoyed pressing the vibrator onto the top of his glans while the wings massage his frenulum.
Speaking of the wings and pressure: Playing with the intenseness of the grip is also important part of playing with this Guybrator. Depending of the form of the day more or less pressure and thus transmission of the vibration to various points of the dick can prolong and intensify the orgasm. The Pulse Solo is a bit of an instrument you need to learn to play.
The vibration comes in six patterns:
- 5 sec of vibration and 5 sec of break
- 2 sec of vibration and 2 sec of break
- 1 sec of vibration and 1 sec of break
- 3 short impulses and 2 sec of vibrations with 1 sec break between them
- 1 sec of vibration, 1 sec break, 1 sec of vibration, 5 sec break
The first mode is merciless. Regardless if you are hard or not, the Pulse Solo WILL make you come quickly and hard. This even applies to people with erectile dysfunction or who have a hard time climaxing. Everybody in my testee panel, even the ones with medical problems were brought to an orgasm – quickly and lustful. The other programs’ effects are again highly individual. They are useful for pushing the orgasm back, enjoying the strong build-up. But some patterns for some guys were so “irritating” that they did not come at all which might be a feat when they are not in control of the device. Again, experimentation is king.
The same applies if you want to use it with lube. I absolutely hated it because my dick flopped around between the wings and the moving up and down motion of the shaft was not really my cup of tea. Many testees went crazy with horny ecstasy. Especially when playing with lube, I recommend using the remote control. The buttons on the Pulse Solo Lux need a bit of pressing power to respond. The resulting shifts and breaks of the stimulation can be annoying. The remote control buttons are easy to press and naturally allow another person to control your Guybrator.
The buttons on the device are so hard to press because of the waterproofness. This is a great feature because you can enjoy tension building up between your legs while relaxing inside the bathtub. But relevant to probably more people is how easy it makes cleaning the device. Submerge it in warm dish soap water, let the dried cum soak (a testee’s experience… don’t ask!), use a soft brush and you are ready to go again!
Since the best experience, finding the right point of no return and playing with it is highly individual, takes experience and even a slight shift to where the vibration is applied can drastically alter the sensation and result, it is not really a good toy for edging a (casual) partner. A testee bought one for him and his master and they are learning how to best apply it to keep him on the edge, begging for release. But it takes time! Naturally, especially in the program continuously the toy is perfect for quickly draining a sub and possibly milking him dry. I personally experienced the agony of a denied/ ruined orgasm by the Pulse Solo Lux when just when I was about to cross over the edge for an orgasm the battery died on me. If a top knows how a his sub reacts before reaching his release, this kind of play can be easily achieved by pulling the toy off his dick. Though I explicitly do not support such mean behavior of poor, innocent subs 😉
|Pros||Cons||Where to get||Price|
|Insanely intense and long orgasms regardless if hard of flaccid||Takes relatively long to charge||Hot Octopuss||£129|
|Weak magnet to connect charger|
|Different programs for different likes|
|Remote for easy control (through a partner)|
|Easy to clean|