Saturday, October 22, 2011

First Mate Dildo from Good Vibes Review

Hey there, sailor! If you’re a size queen who likes their toys long, thick and in a safe, dependable material then look no further. I got the amazing First Mate Dildo from Good Vibrations free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This is my first review for their company, and believe me, I'm more than thrilled to review for their company. I've been lusting after Good Vibration's sex toys for months.

The First Mate Dildo from Good Vibes comes in four different colors: vanilla, caramel, coffee, and black. I selected mine in caramel, which was a lot lighter in pigment than I expected. My male roommate commented that it looked paler than his junk (something I did not want to know) and I am now forever scarred. Considering how light the dildo looked online in the lighter, vanilla shade, I can only imagine how pale it looks in person. Perhaps it’s just a shade darker than translucent.



It measures in 8” overall in length and 7.5” in insertable length. The head measures at 1.5” in length, and 4.5” in diameter (1.43” diameter). The shaft measures at 5” in circumference (1.59” in diameter), but widens at the base where it measures at 5.5” in circumference (1.75” in diameter).

This First Mate is 100% silicone and is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, phthalate-free, non-porous and has a seamless body. The shaft is veined, and it looks a lot more realistic than many other dildos I’ve seen, which gives it an incredibly realistic feel when inserted. The silicone body is firm, but feels soft and smooth to the touch. It is bendy, but it has less give than you’d think when it comes to actual insertion. If you were to squeeze this in your hand, you can tell that it has a little bit of give, but not nearly as much as you’d think.



If you like big toys, than you will love this toy. It certainly gives you a very full and satisfied feeling. I suggest going heavy on the lubricant, because you will need it. Since it is silicone, it is compatible with water-based lubes or naturally produced lubrication only. Silicone-based lubes are very harmful for silicone toys and breakdown the composition of the silicone body, making the texture gummy and more likely to trap bacteria.

I’m not sure if this is intentional design for the toy, but I’ve noticed that if you press the toy’s base firmly onto certain flat surfaces with a large enough surface area, for instance, some smooth woods, hard plastics, and countertops, the base actually suction-cups into place. The grip of the base is so strong that it is actually very difficult to remove it from a surface once into place. After discovering this, I tried attaching it to the seat of a clean, hardwood chair to try out woman-on-top. It was more than suitable for this purpose. It never moved out of position once, and I’m only in below-average to average shape. If you like being on top and you have a good place to attach the First Mate, I think you’ll love this application of the toy.



Since it has such a lovely, firm, and prominent base, the First Mate is completely suitable for strapping onto a harness or for anal use. For anal use, it is suggested to use a condom, especially if you use this for anal and vaginal penetration, or if the toy is shared with more than one person. Since it’s highly quality silicone it is completely waterproof and suitable for shower sex or submersion. Silicone is water-repellent and retains heat, meaning that it warms up with use. A fun way to use this toy is to submerge it in warm water before use to give it a nice warm feeling during play.

For clean-up, you can use a variety of methods: you can use soap and water, and since it is safe for submersion, you can boil it in water for 3-5 minutes, or you can even run through the dishwasher for a cycle in the top rack. You should clean toys after each and every use for your own health. One of the only drawbacks of this toy is that is does pick up lint, so it is likely a good idea to wash the toy before use as well.



When storing your toys, remember to keep silicone away from TPR, silicone blends, rubber, and jelly toys. The chemical composition of these toys “doesn’t get along” with other toys and can lead to material decomposition. Be cautious when storing silicone around metal, glass, or wooden toys etc, because they can dent or tear silicone. If you have no safe house for silicone, I would suggest keeping the toy in the original packaging. Unfortunately, the toy and the packaging are not discreet. The packaging is clear and prominently displays information about the dildo, so it should be kept out of sight unless you have accepting friends and/or family who don’t mind seeing your sex toys when they come to visit.

Overall, I am thrilled that Good Vibes gave me the opportunity to review this toy. I don’t use it all the time because I don’t always want penetration, but if I’m in the mood for a thick, girthy toy, the First Mate is at the ready in my arsenal. It has quickly become one of my favorite toys. The quality of composition and the pleasure of use simply cannot be beat.

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