Review: Satisfyer Pro Penguin

When I received the Satisfyer Pro 2 that I reviewed earlier this month I was also sent the Satisfyer Pro Penguin and the Satisfyer 2. I hadn’t really looked into the Pro Penguin much because I was more interested in the Pro 2 and I’m glad that I didn’t bite the bullet and purchase a Penguin.

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It’s a cute little pink (oh the horror) silicone coated toy with what seems to be a really nice design to it. The buttons on this toy are located on the front side of the toy so you have to make sure you have enough room to reach between you body and the toy to get at the buttons, which I found to be somewhat non-intuitive. The buttons themselves also can be tricky because they are basically a button within a button and the larger button turns the Penguin on and off and the smaller button which is harder to see because it nests right beneath the larger button with only a small seam to define the two buttons(they are on the white part).

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The handle is not quite as long as the one on the Pro 2 which meant that I had some difficulty reaching my clit and getting the toy to seal. I also don’t feel that the silicone head was meant for my body type or the rather, the shape and size of my clit. Instead of being somewhat oval like the Pro 2, the Penguin has an opening that is larger and more rounded. It simply refused to give me a good seal even with some lube.

Much like the Satisfyer Pro 2, the Penguin works with the same pressure waves and steady pulses and is also trying to mimic the feeling of sucking your clit. Because I was unable to get a good seal with the silicone nozzle it just kind of felt kind of boring. In order to get any stimulation from this toy I had to literally hold the nozzle in place directly and even then it certainly wasn’t giving me a suitable orgasm from the feeling it only sort of created.

In many other aspects it is nearly identical to the Satisfyer Pro 2 including having 11 settings and having to cycle through them from 1-11 and then from 11-1 to reach your setting of choice. I found it to be slightly buzzier at the high end of the settings than I like ( again much like with the Pro 2), but again since I can’t get a good seal it didn’t much matter in this case. It also charges magnetically just like the Satisfyer Pro 2 does, which means having a proprietary cable.

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This is another toy in the Satisfyer line that is supposed to be waterproof, however, after reading this post written by SexBloggess, I was hesitant to risk putting the Penguin in water as it might not be quite as waterproof as the name could imply. Hopefully others have had better luck with the Satisfyer line, but I would advise caution if you want to use this toy in the bath or shower.

Overall, the Satisfyer Pro Penguin didn’t impress me at all and it isn’t a toy I wouldn’t suggest it for anyone who is plus size, has wrist/hand/arm mobility issues, or who is worried about the lack of waterproofing. Anyone else, if you’re game enough to give it a try you can find it at SheVibe.com for $55.99 or at your favorite body safe sex retailer.

No affiliate links have been used in this post. This toy was provided to me by the Satisfyer company for a fair, honest, and unbiased review of their product. All opinions are my own.

Can toys replace a partner?

My last partner seemed to have a nearly phobic fear that if I had a collection of sex toys (or even a couple of them) that they would be replaced by said toys. There were rules about them even, which basically meant that I could have A vibrator and it couldn’t be bigger than them size wise. So for a long time I didn’t own anything but this vibrator and it was really buzzy and said partner refused to use it on me or with me so there wasn’t much point to having it unless I was playing solo.

Now, I’m a fledgling sex blogger with an ever growing collection of toys. I also have a fantastic partner who enjoys playing with me with or without the toys and isn’t the least bit threatened by them and has gotten me toys as gifts before. The difference is truly amazing and fantastic. Admittedly though, based on my past experiences I was worried that this relationship would be like my last. I’m glad it’s not. I’m glad there are people out there who aren’t afraid of sex toys. It is teaching me so much about my own sexuality to be able to play with toys without fear of censure or scorn. And it teaches my partner more things that I like and gives us more options for how we interact during sex.

Simply contrasting these two paragraphs should be enough to tell you that toys are not a replacement for a partner, but imagine for a moment if you were in a relationship where your partner felt that way. For me, it meant that I was ashamed of even wanting sex toys and was insecure in my own sexuality and once got into a fight with my partner outside of a sex shop over it. It was an utter mess. And no, I didn’t leave the toy shop with anything new. Granted the one time my ex-partner and I went to the same shop I didn’t leave with anything either, but that’s simply because they were overpriced and a lot of the toys were made of unsafe materials.

So my toys didn’t replace my partner, they’ve taught me more about my sexual self, and they’ve enhanced my relationship. Which leads me to ask, why is it often such a controversial topic regarding toys and the replacement of a partner with them? Are some people just that insecure? Have they previously had bad experiences. Weigh in here readers because I genuinely don’t understand where this fear or idea comes from.

Of course, there are toys that do things a person can’t do or give different sensations that a person can create, but why would you let that be a factor in not wanting to bring toys into the bedroom? Especially when with some communication and experimenting you could increase yours or your partners (or both!) pleasure. I challenge anyone who reads this to open a dialogue about it with your partner (if you haven’t already) and move up to toy shopping and even purchasing one that you can learn to use together. Rock out with your toys out!