Sometimes, things sound good on paper, but don’t always work out once in reality. And sometimes, the idea is bad on paper and… in reality. Unfortunately, I think we have the latter here; which is a shame because I went into this review with high hopes. But alas, these things happen and all I can do is report on my experiences and leave it up to you to decide if it’s the toy for you.

Way back in the day, we tested out the REV1000 and it was… interesting. I didn’t really get on well with the concept of a ‘spinning’ sleeve. But that was almost 7 years ago! A lot can change in that time. So when I was browsing the BestVibe site to find some items to review; there was something in me that was telling me to give a rotating toy another try. As I browsed the many options available, the Hand Held Rotating Masturbator caught my eye. This one seemed different; as it was open-ended and is designed to rotate around the entire shaft, not just the tip like the REV1000 did. Could it really be that bad?

The package arrived as discreetly as the last, and I was eager to see if my opinion had changed on strokers like this. I tore it from the packaging (well, not literally because I still needed to take photos) but I was quick to remove it from it’s plain box and get it plugged in and charging. And then we waited…

I would like to thank BestVibe for sending us the Hand Held Rotating Masturbator free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used in this post. 

First Impressions

Packaging for the Hand Held Rotating Masturbator is plain and understated; no branding or anything. Just a simple box with a picture of the product on the side. Which,to be fair, if I didn’t know what it was – I would not assume outright that it was a sex toy. Inside the box, you’ll find the toy and the magnetic USB charging cable. The toy is made from ABS plastic, and the rotating sleeve is made from a very stretchy TPE, and has lots of nodules all along the inside of the canal.

The toy needs charging, and it takes around 3 hours to charge for 1.5 hours of play time. There are 7 modes of rotation; a singular speed continuous rotation and then 6 slightly altering modes that stop and start. It’s lightweight but it is quite chunky, and even I found it a little difficult to grip, especially once lube was involved. And be warned… you will want A LOT of lube.

In Use

I took myself upstairs, and set the mood with a nice candle, some classy XXX on the TV and I got myself comfortable. I liberally coated the inside of the sleeve with some lube and I placed my dick inside the sleeve before I turned it on. It was a moderately snug fit, and I was worried that nothing was going to happen when I turned it on. With a small amount of trepidation; I turned it on…

The masturbator whirred into life for a second, and it almost felt like it was about to wrench my cock off. But then it stopped. I lifted it up slowly, and then it burst back into life and it began spinning and bristling around my shaft. The rotation wasn’t particularly smooth; it seemed to get stuck so I wondered if I just didn’t have enough lube. So I added a little more, to the point it was now dripping over the sides and tried again. This time, it started spinning and it certainly was able to move a lot more freely. The sensation was… different. It didn’t feel nice… but it didn’t feel horrible either. It was just… OK.

I pushed the stroker down towards the base of my dick, so my head popped out the top. Unfortunately here, the girth of my cock just seemed to cause the stroker to jam. I’m not the most girthiest in the world (about 5.5inches around) but it seemed enough to give the spinning tunnel a bit of pause. Keeping the stroker focused towards the glans allowed the sleeve to spin at its full potential. It was possible to ‘stroke’ with the device; I just couldn’t take it all the way down the length of my penis. This is a little disappointing but not a deal-breaker.

Sadly, no matter what I did; I just couldn’t get to orgasm. It was edging me for ages, but the ideal end to a good edging session (at least for me) would be the explosive relief of orgasm – but this just couldn’t get me there. It failed. I cried. In the end, I had to resort to good old fashioned hand-play. It took seconds. And it was great. So maybe that’s where this might be good? If you are someone who enjoys edging their cock for hours before orgasming… then this could be for you. As I said, it does feel somewhat nice – but for me, personally – it just doesn’t give me enough stimulation to get me to the end of the journey. That’s what I look for in a stroker; and unfortunately this one just misses the mark.

Clean-up and Maintenance

The internal sleeve removes from the device and can be washed with soap and water. You can turn the sleeve inside out to ensure every trace of fluid is removed. Let it dry and then you can pop it back in the unit. It’s a little fiddly, but not impossible. The actual mechanism itself, I just wiped down with a barely damp cloth to remove any traces of lube. No storage bag included in this one, but it’s fairly small size is easy to pop into a drawer for the next time. If there’s a next time…

Summary

So I guess even after all this time, rotational cock toys just aren’t my bag. Well no, maybe I don’t want to rule them all out – I think what could have made this more interesting was a differently textured sleeve; maybe something more spirally? I think it also could have benefitted from some additional vibrations? That might have given me the extra ‘juice’ I needed to get me over the edge.

I do think this might be better served as more of an edging tool; and I know there will be some folk out there who are practically salivating at the thought. Just bear in mind, I don’t think this will work well for girths thicker than 6 inches around. The mechanism will definitely jam. Although if you focus it just on the glans; you might be alright.

Where to Buy

If you are UK/EU based, you can order the Hand Held Rotating Masturbator directly from BestVibe. Alternatively, you can order it through their US site over at AcmeJoy.

I would like to thank BestVibe for sending us the Hand Held Rotating Masturbator free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used in this post. If you wish to support the blog and all of the work that we do, please consider making your purchases through these links! It helps keep the lights on and the caffeine flowing…