Vibrating masturbators are kind of a weakness for me. I love having vibes on my dick, and i’m always prepared to give any vibrating cock try a fair shot. But not everything works out, unfortunately. And in this case, I was left limp and rather annoyed…
Writing unfavourable reviews always sucks, especially when you are writing it for a new affiliate (say hello to Peepshow Toys). They contacted me towards the end of last year, asking if I wanted to review some items for them, and before long, a small box of items arrived. Inside was the ELEMENT MS vibrating masturbator from Sir Richards. This is something I have had my eye on for a while, but mainly because it looked like a copycat of the PULSE by Hot Octopuss. I was curious to see how this would compare.
Hot Octopuss can certainly breathe a sigh of relief as the ELEMENT MS is a huge disappointment on all fronts.
When it arrivers, the ELEMENT MS is packaged fairly nicely. An outer sleeve hides a plain white box which is both sturdy and somewhat discreet. Inside the box you’ll find the toy, a USB mini cable with removable magnetic charging point and a small instruction leaflet. My initial reaction was ‘Holy shit, damn that’s small’. It’s certainly a lot smaller than I was expecting it to be. It’s about half the size of the PULSE and completely flexible.
The ELEMENT MS is made from silky body-safe silicone and is waterproof, USB rechargeable and features 4 patterns with 5 speeds. The controls are simple and easy to use. The wings of the ELEMENT MS are stretchy, so should stretch to accommodate most sizes.
The ELEMENT MS needs around an 8 hour charge (at least according to the manual it does). I really hate toys that require such a long charge time. So after 2 hours of charging, I yanked it off the cable to give it a try. To switch it on, simply press the plus (+) button for 1.5 seconds to turn it on. Subsequent presses will increase the speed (of which there are 5). To change the pattern, there is a separate button which will cycle you through the four patterns: Constant, Thrum (rapid wave of escalating vibration), Oscillate (slow wave of escalating vibration) and Ripple (intense pulsing with vibration peaks).
The ELEMENT MS has a small vibrating bullet, which should come into contact with the frenulum when you slip inside. There is a series of ribs to provide additional sensation, and the wings (dependent on how thick you are) can close around the shaft. I thought it’s smaller size might be an issue, but actually it is surprisingly comfortable to hold (although it can get a bit tricky if you have got lube on your hand).
I slipped myself into position, and turned it on. Wow. I was expecting a symphony of vibrations to rock my frenulum into orgasmic submission. What I actually got was… nothing. Not a single vibration was felt through little hump at the tip. Such a disappointment. The vibrations seemed to be focused more in the wings, than they did anywhere else. The vibrations are mild (buzzy and slightly strong, but still a tad underwhelming). As I stroked and squeezed the ELEMENT MS tighter, I got more and more frustrated that the vibrations were just not being felt in all the right places.
No matter what way round I held the device, it just didn’t feel good. So initially I put this down to the fact I hadn’t let it go through it’s full 8 hour charge. So I popped it back onto charge and left it overnight. On the second attempt, I was expecting to be pleasantly surprised.. and sadly, I was not. The additional charge time did nothing to improve on the power. I grew tired of it so quickly. Not once did it make me orgasm. Even my husband got frustrated with it. Unlike the PULSE, it just doesn’t put the vibrations in any place for it to feel good. An absolute waste.
Clean-up and Maintenance
The ELEMENT MS is completely waterproof, so cleaning is simple and easy. The silicone is a dust and hair magnet, so storage inside it’s box is probably recommended (unless you have spare bags around!).
They say that ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’. In this instance, I would be offended. It tries to be the PULSE but it fails on almost every level. It maybe cheaper and smaller, but those aren’t necessarily good things. The only way I could even positively suggest this to someone, is if you’ve never tried a vibrating masturbator before, and don’t want to drop the cash on something until you know you like it. Even then, I think you would be better off just splurging on the best right away.
Where to Buy
You can order your ELEMENT MS direct from Peepshow toys for $69.
The ELEMENT MS was sent to us free of charge in exchange for an honest review by Peepshow Toys. This does not affect our opinions or experiences with this or any other product we receive for review. Affiliate links have been used in this post. Peepshow Toys ships to N.A, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The Lowdown | Sir Richards ELEMENT MS Vibrating Masturbator
Pros: Silicone, USB Rechargeable and Waterproof. Small compact size allows for discretion, and it’s very quiet.
Cons: The vibrations are lacking in all the right spots and it’s smaller size might be trickier for those with larger hands.
Bottom Line: It sort of looks like a PULSE, but this comes nowhere near to delivering the amount of thrills that the PULSE can. It’s a weak imitation and will be floundering at the bottom of the sex toy closet.