I love stainless steel. There’s something about the intense firmness, mixed with the spine-tingling sensation of the chilled metal coming into contact with my skin, that makes me shiver with antici…

…pation. As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and unfortunately, this review has taken me a bit longer to do, for various reasons. But I can confirm it’s going to be a good one, and has been worth the wait.

If you are not familiar with the ‘Desire‘ range, this is Lovehoney’s own brand of ‘luxury’ sex toys; all made from body-safe materials. They recently expanded the line and added a range of new items, including this stainless steel dildo, which we are reviewing. I’ve only tried a couple of items from the ‘Desire’ line; there was the magic wand (which was sadly discontinued), the prostate massager (reviewed for Cara Sutra’s Pleasure Panel) and this Vibrating Strap-on Kit (review to come soon!).

As the review is certainly long overdue, let’s just get straight down to it, shall we?

The Desire Luxury Stainless Steel G-Spot Dildo was sent to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review by Lovehoney

First Impressions

As I mentioned in the intro, I do enjoy a bit of stainless steel. So when the offer to review this was presented, I of course couldn’t say no. It’s been a long time since we’ve reviewed something like this. When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was the weight. This is definitely not a lightweight toy (as it should be!). The packaging is simple, but does feel quite luxurious. The dildo is housed in a purple storage box, which is filled with foam, keeping the dildo safe and secure in between uses. If you took off the outer slip cover and maybe wrapped a little ribbon around it, it would be the perfect gift (if you like buying sex toys as presents).

So the dildo comes in at 8 inches of overall length. At the curved end of the dildo, it has an insertable length of 4.5 inches. Around the bulbous tip, it has a maximum circumference of 3.25 inches. On the other end, shaft starts with a minimum circumference of 3.25 inches, up to a maximum of 3.6 inches. The rippled end has an insertable length of 3 inches. The dildo weighs in at 620g. The finish is smooth, shiny and there is no discernible metallic smell.

In Use

According to the Lovehoney website, it recommends only using the slim, curved end for anal play, and I would have to agree. The base is flared enough that I feel comfortable that it won’t go walkabouts during play, whereas the other end has no sizeable flare, so in the heat of the moment, it could become an awkward trip to the A&E (or ER, dependent on where you are!) to get it removed.

The beauty of stainless steel, is you can experiment with temperature play. Right of the box, the dildo has a chilled surface, which when presented to your more sensitive areas, can create some rather interesting (if somewhat shocking) sensations. You can even place it in some warm water, so it’s a bit less of a shock to the system (and to be honest, it’s cold enough out there at the moment).

Well look, let’s get straight to the point? I like this. I liked it far more than I was expecting too. It’s a simple design, but in the right hands, it’s bloody effective. The curved end has an angle that’s perfect for stimulating my prostate. Using the other end as a handle, I can work the dildo around, and get some really pressure on my P-Spot. The firmness of the metal adds to the sensation, along with a slightly chilled tip. Although for me, it does work a lot better when it’s been warmed up.

Due to it’s size, the dildo is very easy to insert, and I found I only needed a small amount of lube was needed, to keep things nice and slippery. The manual suggests water-based lube, but personally a prefer a good hybrid for anal use. I tend to find things dry out quicker and can become more uncomfortable when I just use a pure water-based lube.

Laying on my back has been the best way of using this for me. I can insert the curved end (with the tip pointing up towards my belly button) and then use the ‘handle’ like a lever, to force the tip to exert more pressure on the sensitive spots. I can even lay there and use kegel motions to bring move the dildo, and this feels pretty good. But I definitely feel it the most when I am manually controlling how firm the pressure is. It doesn’t work every time; I have discovered that my prostate can have off days too, and now matter what I do, it just doesn’t respond in the way I want it too. But when it does… it’s like the 4th of July.

I’ve never owned a Pure Wand, which has been described as the holy grail for prostate stim. That maybe the case, but it’s also pretty darn expensive. This is only £60. Yes, it’s still up there on the ‘pricey’ side, but Lovehoney regularly have offers going, so you can certainly pick this one up cheaper at some point.

My only niggle, is I wish the central ‘flange’ was just a bit bigger, as I would love to try out the rippled plug side, but I am just not comfortable with such a small flare, and I wouldn’t want to risk it. But it does work as a great handle for when using the other side, so if I pretend that that is it’s main purpose, then I don’t feel as bad…

Clean-up and Maintenance

Steel is so easy to look after. I use a simple soap and water to ensure the surface is completely clean, followed by a good rinse. Dry it off with a nice lint-free cloth and it will be shiny and polished again in no time. Once finished, I can pop it back in the box until next time.

Summary

I feel like i’ve rambled a lot during this review. The truth of the matter is, it’s a solid, sturdy dildo that feels great up the butt. If you are looking for something high quality for manual prostate stim, and don’t want to shell out for a Pure Wand, then this, I feel, is the second best thing. The size and shape should be suitable for most, although be aware, if you’ve never used steel before, do take it nice and slow. I wouldn’t want anyone to do themselves an injury.

Where to Buy

You can pick up your Desire Luxury Stainless Steel G-Spot Dildo from Lovehoney

I would like to thank Lovehoney for sending us the Desire Luxury Stainless Steel G-Spot Dildo free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinions or experience with this or any other product we receive for review. Affiliate links have been used in this post.