It’s taken me a long time to get these reviews together, and once again, I feel I need to apologise. I’ve been so busy and the last thing i’ve wanted to do was produce reviews that are not up to my usual standards. I’ve still got so much to do but i’m working through it all slowly.

This year, I was introduced to the delights of ‘Electro Sex’, other the stimulation of erogenous zones using a safe, electrical current. When we launched the updated version of the blog, our launch article was for the ElectraStim Flick Duo and Sirius Prostate Probe and it was an absolutely amazing experience. We also got the chance to test out some Electro Butt Plugs (review also coming soon) which further heightened my appreciated for Electro Stimulation.

A couple of months back, I was approached by german company MyStim who wondered if I would review some products for them. One of the products I was totally enamoured with was the Tickling Truman – a combination vibrator/electro stimulator. One was promptly sent out to me and I now present my thoughts.

The Tickling Truman was sent to me free of charge by MyStim GmBH free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions here on are 100% my own genuine thoughts and experiences. 

First Impressions

The Tickling Truman arrives in a fairly ordinary box which features a picture of the toy and the usual promotional bumf in different languages. As you open the box, you are greeted with a lovely little storage case – much like the storage case you get in the Desire Wand Vibrator – however here, it’s white and contains a completely different beast inside.

There are 2 zips around the side which can be padlocked together for complete discretion and privacy. Inside, you’ll find the Truman held in place with a little elastic loop. Next to that is the magnetic USB charging cable. On the other side, behind some netting, you’ll find sample sachets of water-based lube, and their ‘gold’ conduction gel as well as an instruction booklet.

The Tickling Truman is 2 toys in one. It’s a dual-motored vibrator and an electro-sex toy. It’s marketed as a kegel exercise system for the vagina, but I was curious to see how it would fair as a prostate/anal vibrator as I love how electricity feels up the butt.

The TT (as I am now going to refer to it) is ‘realistic’ in shape – it features a smooth silicone shaft with a rounded, bulbous glans and coronal ridge. There is a single ridge running along the under side of the shaft. Just visible underneath the silicone, is the 2 conductive plates that run along the length of the shaft on either side. The TT has an insertable length of around 6 inches. Around it’s tip, it has a circumference of 5.5 inches and slims down to 4.5 inches at it’s smallest point around the middle.

The TT arrives partially charged, but I would recommend fully charging before first use – simply clip on the magnetic charger to the little shield on the handle of the TT and then plug that into a USB power source. The charger will light up red with charging and turn green with fully charged. It takes anywhere between 2-3 hours to fully charge, but can provide up to 3 hours of fun.

You can use the TT with just the vibrations, just the electro or both at the same time. It’s also completely waterproof and features a variety of vibration and e-stim patterns.

In Use

TT is an imposing piece of equipment. It’s shaft is relatively thick and firm, so is not one that I can jump into straight away – it needs a bit of a warm up (especially if you are using it anally). However, when you are ready to go, the round tip makes insertion relatively easy. You are going to want to make sure you use PLENTY of lubrication when using the TT – this is important to help with the E-Stim sensation. Inside the box, you get 2 sample sachets – one of water-based lube and another of their ‘gold’ conducting gel. Both work well as lubes, and the ‘Goldfather’ conducting gel features flakes of gold which is supposed to help with conductivity (although I never had any issues – more on that later).

Using the TT on Vibration Mode

The TT features 2 strong motors, capable of delivering nice, rumbly vibrations. The first motor is located right in the tip, and the second motor is located towards the base of the shaft. On the lowest setting, it produces a mild rumble. On it’s most powerful setting, the vibrations continue to feel rumbly but are not quite as powerful as say, the Big Boss. They aren’t totally far off, but they are weaker. But still incredibly nice.

Like the Big Boss, the shaft is full and filling, and the rounded tip presses against all my sensitive spots inside. The vibrations are felt deeply but also, the secondary motor provides a nice tickle around the sphincter, which overall compliments the whole experience.

There 8 different vibration patterns with 5 different intensity levels. When you first switch the TT on, both motors are on. You can then set just the motor in the tip on, or the motor in the base. The further 5 patterns then mix up the vibrations in various pulses and waves between the 2 motors. The vibrations are pleasant, but those who are accustomed to the more powerful vibrations of things like HUGO or the ROSA may find the TT underpowered. At least where the vibrations are concerned. The real magic comes when using the TT on E-Stim Mode…

Using the TT on E-Stim Mode

The main feature of the TT is it’s E-Stim mode. The TT offers 5 modes of E-Stim stimulation, at 10 intensity levels. This makes it perfect for those looking to experience E-Stim at a safer pricepoint, and without the crazy intensity of full on E-Stim units. Although the TT surprised me at the intensity it could kick out though.

You need to ensure you are completely lubed up, and only operate the E-Stim function whilst it is inside. To switch on, you simply press the E-stim button on the handle (represented by what looks like a heartbeat monitor read out). On it’s first setting, the TT produces a light ‘prickly’ sensation. As I lay there with the TT inside, it felt like a very mild vibration, but… deeper than that. On it’s highest setting, I could feel myself clenching and twitching.

Switching it up, the second setting created a ‘wavy’ sensation, where the intensity of the e-stim sensation would rise and fall from gentle to intense and cycle over. Setting three was my favourite – this was a constant pulse. This was very similar to my favourite setting from the ElectraStim unit – as it pulsed, my butt clenched and tightened, which then created an almost thrusting sensation. This drove the tip closer to my prostate – and whilst the focus of the e-stim was no where near the prostate, it was the mere sensation of the tip brushing past creating something beautiful.

Setting four was an extension of setting three, with the pulsating now waving between gentle and intense. Lastly, the final setting switched between just a ‘tingle’ to the pulsating waves. Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with the amount of electricity this vibrator was able to produce. And it further proved that I love having my butt electrocuted (in a nice way, obvs).

But the real magic happened when I switched on both the vibration and the e-stim. Using both the alternating vibration pattern between the 2 motors, and the constant pulsing e-stim function, I soon found myself twitched and shuddering all over the bed. As e-stim had me clenching and moving the tip against the prostate, where the vibrations were now provided an additional layer of pleasure, and before long, I was dripping with excitement, and I soon found myself having a shuddering orgasm that left me drenched in sweat and breathless. Holy Crap. I enjoyed that.

Clean-up and Maintenance

The TT is completely waterproof, so clean-up is simple. A good spritz of toy cleaner and a rinse under the tap is enough to clean this toy. Storage is then simple as putting it back in it’s storage case. I absolutely love the storage case, and when you have a toy that potentially costs £100, all these extra features and benefits really make it worth dropping the cash.

Summary

So as a vibrator, it’s like a 5 out of 10. The vibrations are nice and rumbly, just not overly strong. The real star of the show here is the E-Stim. If you’ve never tried electro-stimulation before, I think this is a fairly nice and un-intimidating way of giving it a try (just think of the vibrations as the bonus feature). The girthy shaft makes this suitable for intermediates and beyond.

For those who are really put off by the E-Stim function, MyStim do sell a version of this that’s just a vibrator only, but I have to be honest, I think if this was JUST a vibrator, it wouldn’t be scoring as high. The vibrations alone are just not enough. The included lube was a nice touch, although on a shaft this size, it wasn’t enough. The ‘Conductive Gel’ didn’t make a massive difference either – but again, it’s a nice touch that makes the overall package a nice gift.

Where to Buy

You can order it from MyStim direct for £100.

It’s also available from the following retailers: Lovehoney (£109.99)

I would like to thank Mystim for sending us the Tickling Truman free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All experiences represented here are 100% genuine and my own. Affiliate links have been used within this post.