I am fascinated by men’s sex toys. Perhaps this fascination stems from realizing there is a world of toys that I can never fully experience, or perhaps I am just excited that an industry thought to be mostly for women is so creatively opening up a whole new world of pleasure for men. Either way, any time I’m given the opportunity to experiment with sex toys for men I jump at the chance, which is exactly what I did when a representative of TheirToys.com contacted me and offered to let me test the Screaming O Vibrating Cock Ring.
Although I was excited at the opportunity to test the Screaming O, I have to admit that I was somewhat skeptical that it would provide any added stimulation for my male partner (Vincent, in this case). I have often suspected that cock rings with vibrators attached – especially the cheaper disposable ones like the Screaming O – are designed more with the woman’s pleasure in mind than the man’s. They simply become a device to hold a vibrator in place. But what I often forget is that the vibrating sensation can be pleasurable for a man as well as a woman.
The Screaming O Condom Ring is meant to be worn over a condom but, because Vincent is very particular about the condoms he uses, we didn’t use the one provided in the package (the packaging also states that the device can be used with or without a condom). The flexible band has little knobs that are supposed to provide stimulation for the cock, and a sleeve at the top holds a tiny vibrator and has numbs intended to tickle a clit in just the right way. It was stretchy enough to easily fit around Vincent’s penis and testicles while being tight enough to hold the vibrator in place once we got started. The switch to turn on the vibrator was a little difficult for me to find, although Vincent found it with ease.
At first I thought the vibrations of the tiny vibrator weren’t going to be strong enough to provide more than the tiniest boost of stimulation, but combined with the nubs on the sleeve and Vincent’s cock going in and out of me, the Screaming O was a – pardon the pun – screaming success. And, much to my delight, Vincent also enjoyed the vibrations. He did say, however, that the vibration – while pleasurable – was a little distracting.
When we finished and removed the ring we realized that it had been on backwards and that the nubs on the vibrator sleeve had been facing Vincent’s pelvis the entire time. We couldn’t help but wonder if it would have been even better for me if the nubs had been facing out and properly tickling my clit. Alas, the packaging clearly states (in CAPITOL LETTERS) that the ring should not be reused. And we wouldn’t go against the manufacturer’s warning, would we?
Yeah, we did. What can I say? I’m a hippie, so I’m not a fan of disposing of things after only one use. I’m also a cheapskate, so buying another one – even at the low, low price – didn’t appeal to me.
I can’t, in good conscience, recommend this, but the second time around was also very good. This time we made sure the nubs were pointing out, and I found that they were a little irritating. Maybe having them facing away from my clit was the better choice. But I do have a very sensitive clit, so it’s possible that on some women the nubs would be perfect. Vincent, however, found that the vibrations were more pleasurable than distracting the second time around. He suspected that the battery may have been running low and the weaker vibrations provided the perfect amount of stimulation without distracting from the pleasurable sensations of my pussy.
All in all, I’d give the Screaming O Vibrating Condom Ring a 3 out of 5. Maybe as much as a 3.5. It exceeded my expectations, especially for the price. But I know that if I spent a little more I’d get a product that was slightly better and reusable. Still, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed.
Have you used the Screaming O or a similar product? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments.
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