This year, I’ve agreed to work with some lesser known brands/websites as there are plenty of places out there that offer more affordable options when it comes to sex toys; and I get many questions about whether any of these products are any good. So I wanted to explore and see what the deal was.
Prior to working with BestVibe, I had actually already placed an order with them myself (I found this cute little butt masturbator) and I wanted to see what the delivery was like as a regular paying customer. My order arrived within 48 hours, in discreet packaging and the quality was good! We have put the butt to the test several times and we’ve enjoyed it (maybe we’ll pop a review up for it a later date, if you are interested?).
I then agreed to partner with BestVibe for some reviews, and they very kindly let me pick out some items to look at. The first thing that caught my eye was the Detachable Vibration and Suction Masturbator . It looked like a TENGA Flip Hole but it had vibration AND suction attached to it (and it’s also about half the price). So I added it to my list of items and a couple of days later, my package arrived and I eagerly ripped it open so I could get it on to charge. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?
From what I can see, BestVibe seem to specialise in selling basic white label products; so these are items that are manufactured by a third party and then can be branded by anyone that wants to sell them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, in my opinion. White Labelling occurs in many industries; and if it allows consumers to purchase pleasure toys at a more affordable price – then I’m all here for it. It all comes down to quality. And my first impressions of this toy were very promising.
The Detachable Vibration and Suction Masturbator is delivered in a very sturdy box that feels quite luxurious to some extent. Inside, you’ll find the toy, a very good quality storage bag, the USB charging cable and a little instruction manual and ‘drainage pipe’ (more on that later). The cup is made from ABS plastic and a fairly firm TPE material. It feels a little harder compared to TENGA TPE, but still has a good amount of squish to it. It charges via USB and takes around 3-4 hours to charge fully, with a runtime of about 80 minutes or so. The body of the cup features two squeezable plates, much like a Flip Hole allowing you to increase the tightness of the sleeve manually. When put together, it feels sturdy, has a good weight to it and it doesn’t feel cheap. I was excited to give it a try.
Much like a Flip Hole, the internal texture of this cup is a selection of bumps and lumps and nodules. There are two points of vibration; one near the entrance and one near the handle. They are located on opposite sides, allowing the vibrations to feel like they are all around you. As I’ve done with previous toys like this, I always like to test them out without all the other features; so with a good squirt of lube inside – I got comfortable and slipped inside. The internal canal feels quite spacious; in fact it feels a little more accommodating than most Flip Holes – so I didn’t really get much of the texture until I have the sides a good squeeze. The firmer material enhanced the sensation of all the lumps and bumps and the squeezing help induce a good amount of suction. It didn’t take me too long to orgasm at all.
It’s a vibe…
The second time out, I wanted to just add in the vibrations; and I was pleasantly surprised. They aren’t the most powerful – but they are the most powerful compared to similar products we have tried recently. Their location inside the sleeve works perfectly, and the TPE material really does help those vibes get into all the nooks and crannies. There are 10 vibration modes in total – 3 speeds and then 7 patterns. This also led me to a pretty solid orgasm with barely any effort at all. At this point, I was starting to feel very hopeful – we’ve reviewed several items similarly to this and they’ve all been a bit of a let down. I was certain this was going to buck the trend.
Oh it sucks…
Now it’s time to add suction to the mix; and this is where things get a little… frustrating. On the one hand, the suction was actually pretty good! It felt strong without feeling uncomfortable. It really gets a good grip on you! What I didn’t realise, is that on the handle – there is a little drainage hole – I have to admit to never seeing anything like this on other products (and I think I’ve just figured out why). Just as things started to get a little racy; the mood was shattered by what sounded like an incredibly wet fart. Like someone had taken a gamble, and lost. I looked at my husband and he gave me the classic “it wasn’t me!!” – and then I felt the handle get wet and slimy. Lo and behold, white creamy lube was being squirted out of this hole. It was sputtering out and making the most horrendous and unsexy noise. It then made the handle a little more tricky to hold and we had to call time on this session. Mainly because I was now laughing so hard.
Less is more?
As we gathered ourself after our fit of giggles, we concluded that maybe, just maybe; we had used a tad too much lube (especially as we were both giving a good college try). So I resigned to try it again with a slightly more conservative amount of lube. And yes, it seems that did seem to help a little. Although eventually, bits of lube (and other fluids you may deposit inside) might start getting squirted out of the side if you keep the suction on. Which is annoying because the suction is really good! And the reason it feels so good is because the unlike other models that have an enclosed sleeve outside of the suction (like in the SAM NEO or the Fleshy Pro), the suction happens direct and as it’s all open, that fluid is naturally going to get sucked up into the vacuum (hence why it needs the drainage hole). So as long as your OK with the occasional fart noises and dribbles coming from your masturbators – you might be able to overlook this.
Clean-up & Maintenance
Credit where credit is due, whoever designed this has thought very carefully about how to clean and maintain a device like this. The sleeve part detaches from the handle and is waterproof, so you can open this up and give everything a good rinse out. As for the handle, when it does get a little excitable and squirty; you’ll just need to clean it with a barely damp cloth. You’ll also need to clean out the drainage hole. To do this, you’ll need to attach the supplied drainage tube into the hole; and then get a bowl of water and just dip the base of the handle into the water just enough to cover the vacuum port (being careful to not dip further than that) and then turn on the suction. It will pull up the water and shoot out any lube or other fluids that have built up. Then it can all be stored away in its snazzy storage bag until the next time.
This has been a surprisingly difficult one to summarise. Because on the one hand, I really liked it (as a vibrating and squeezable masturbator a la the Zero). The suction does indeed feel really good as well; it’s just so messy! Maybe I can learn to live without the suction and just enjoy it for the manual stroking/squeezing and vibrations? Because that did still feel really nice. And it’s cheap! Well, cheaper than most. If you’ve not bitten the bullet on a Flip Hole because of the price and/or are unsure of whether it’s right for you, then this could be a cheaper way of investigating.
The general build quality is good, and for the most part, it does it’s job well and with gusto! It certainly has me interested in trying out more of these types of masturbators – and BestVibe certainly carry a LOT of them (among other things). It’s not a perfect 10, but it’s definitely one of the better masturbators we’ve tried in recent weeks. OK, I admit the bar is quite low at this point… but hey, what can you do?
Where to Buy
If you are UK/EU based, you can order the Detachable Vibration and Suction Masturbator directly from BestVibe. Alternatively, you can order it through their US site over at AcmeJoy. At the time of publishing, the product retails for £69.99 but they have a sept sale where you can save 10% if you spend over £50 or if you spend a little more, you can save 15% on a £90 spend.
I would like to thank BestVibe for sending us the Detachable Vibration and Suction Masturbator to use free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used in this post. If you wish to support the blog, please consider making your purchases through these links! It helps keep the lights on and my puggies rolling in treats! Thank you x
The Lowdown | BestVibe Detachable Vibration & Suction Masturbation Cup
Pros: Decent Vibrations, Good Texture, Affordable Price
Cons: Suction is messy and noisy!
Bottom Line: What it gets right, it gets right well. The suction aside, this is a nifty little masturbator. Its not a TENGA-Killer, but for someone on a budget, it’s pretty decent.